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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - February 15, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1880. [Pkic*: 15 Cents per Week. AITES A EEV CHAMS THE PB0P08ED HEV CODE PASSES THE HOOSE. A Number of Bills Passed in the Sensate-Trespassing Town Site Locators—Iowa Pensions—General Washington News. Washington, Feb. 14 —Not more than two dozen members were present when the house met at eleven o'clock in con-tinuation of Thursday’s session. After several speeches in opposition to the new code of rules the session of Thursday ended and that of Friday began. The committee on the world’s fair reported and the report was ordered printed and recommitted. The consideration of the rules was then proceeded with. Mr. Bynum, of Indiana, offered an amendment providing that when any bill for an increase of pension or for the granting of pensions not formerly provided for is pending, it shall be in order to offer an ,^amendment providing by taxation for I the payment thereof. I Mr. Thomas, of Wisconsin, opposed the amendment, declaring that its object was to bury all pension legislature in the house. Mr. Spinola, of New York, controverted this proposition and asserted that the democratic side of the house would be found true as steel to the real interests of the veterans of the country, but believed a tax should be placed especially for paying pensions. Mr. Allen, of Michigan, was glad that his heinous amendment sprang from the brain of a gentleman trained in Indiana politics belonging to that class of men Win were peace men in war and war men in peace. This proposition disguised as it might be was intended to thwart any attempt to alleviate the condition of soldiers by any further pension legislation. Mr. Clements, of Georgia, in supporting the amendment expressed his belief that the soldiers did not demand extravagance in the granting of pensions. Mr. Grosvenor followed Clements and strongly opposed the amendment and on a vote was rejected—yeas 90, nays 164 Mr. Oulhwaite’fl motion striking out the clause constituting one hundred members a quorum in the committee of the whole, was rejected. He pointed out that rule 23, which reads ‘'motions or propositions originating either in the house or senate,” etc., would by implication and against the constitution acknowledge the right of the senate to reorigin ate the revenue bills. He moved an amendment of this, which was adopted, the speaker stating there had been no intention on the part of the committee to make such acknowledgement. The motions by Crisp to strike out the clause conferring upon the speaker power to count a quorum, and by Mills to strike out the clause stating that no dilatory motions be entertained by the speaker were lost. Five o’clock having arrived the speaker stated the provious question was ordered on the adoption of rules. Springer inquired whether a motion to recommit with instructions was in order and received a negative reply. The rules were then adopted by a strict party vote, yeas 161, nays 145, and the house adjourned._ THS IS BN .ATIC. A Kambir of Bills Posas* an* Outer Basilissa AtUadcd to. Washington, Feb. 14 —A number of bills were passed, including the following: House bill for the relief of sufferers by the wreck of United States steamers at Samoa; a bill appropriating $25,000 for the relief of the Sioux Indians at Devil’s Lake agency, North Dakota; providing for an assistant secretary of war (■alary $4,500); for the relief of soldiers or sailors who enlisted or under assumed names; to the obstruction of navigable and to protect the works tresspass or injury; to provide served prevent waters against for the disposal of Fort Sedgwick military reser vation, in tho states of Colorado and Nebraska, to actual settlers under provisions of homestead laws; appropriating $100,000 for a public building at Eau Claire; to prevent tho introduction of contagious diseases from one state to another; the concurrent resolution for international arbitration. The bill to declare unlawful trusts and combinations in restraint of trade and production having been reached on the calendar it was laid aside for the present. Altogether there were sixty bills passed. After an executive session the senate Adjourned _ GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS Rock found that even with this deficiency appropriation the expenditures would exceed the appropriation, and the commissioner of pensions, waiting until after the present fiscal year had begun, drew on the appropriation for the fiscal year and now running for almost $7,000,000 to pay pension claims accruing during the previous year, the effect being really to lest si the appropriation for the present fiscal year by an amount approximating $7,000,000. TOK GAB NATIONAL BOSTER. Senator Evarts to-day introduced a bill authorizing the secretary of the interior to purchase five thousand copies of Die historical book of reference, known as the National Roster of the Grand Army of the Republic, for which the bill appropriates $50,000. The purpose of the purchase is for the distribution by senators and representatives of one copy to each county library in the United states so it may be accessible to all. The bill provides that the roster shall contain not less than 400,000 names of ex-union soldiers, sailors and marines, and the book must be approved by the secretary of the interior. Secretary Noble to-dav transmitted to the senate the draft of the bill prepared by Commissioner Groff, of the general land office, amending the second section of the act to reduce the expenses of the survey and sale of public land. The bill provides for a printed manual of instruction for the survey of public land, and special instructions for the surveyor general, which shall be taken and deemed to be a part of every contract, for the surveying of public lands. The secretary, in transmitting the proposed bill, says the purpose of it is to legalize the manual of surveying instructions and is intended to supersede that prepared by the general land office in 1855. TOK COPYRIGHT BELL.    1 The house judiciary committee to day decided to report to the house for action the international copyright bill to be prepared by Representative Adams upon the basis of the provisions of the Breckinridge bill. TOWNSITE TRESPASSERS. The secretary of the interior received from Indian Inspector Armstrong at Chamberlain, South Dakota, a telegram in which he says townsites locators and settlers are trespassing upon the surveyed homestead lands occupied by the | Indians in the newly ceded territory and the Indians have asked protection. The inspector says if the townsite squatters are promptly removed no trouble will result, otherwise he fears conflicts Secretary Noble has instructed the inspec tor to notify all persons interfering with Indian lands they must remove therefrom. The military force at the fort will remain until these matters are settled. A FLORIDA OUTRAGE. Attorney General Miller to-day received a telegram from Marshal Miselle, at Jacksonville, Florida, that Deputy W. B. Saunders was brutally assassinated at Quincy, Gadsden county, yesterday afternoon, where he had gone on official business. THE CONTESTED CASKS. The house committee on elections at its meeting this morning disposed of three of the contested election seats before it, deciding to recommend the seating of two of the republican contestants and to allow the democratic member to retain his seat in the third contest. CONFIRMATIONS. Charles Emory Smith, of Pennsylvania, to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Russia; J Fenner Lee, of Maryland, to be secretary of the legation at Rio Janeiro. Postmasters, Iowa—W. R. Shrivel;, Winterset; R. F. Sparks, Jefferson; L. B. Thornburg, Perry; H. H. Saunders, Waterloo. _ BOUNCING XHB BOOMERS. A Decision in the Cm* of Use Island vs. th* Alton. Washington, Feb. 14. —The interstate commerce commission to day rendered a decision in the case of the Rock Island against the Alton railroad, dismissing the complainant. The case in controversy involves the right of the com pladnant company to be protected in its method of shipping cattle from points W'est of Kansas City billed through to Qhicago, and allowing tlfbm to be held over at Kausas City for an indefinite time to try the market, and then .if reshipped either the same cat ' tie or others substituted at the I through rate originally agreed upon I he defendant company shall have no right to take a reshipment from Kansas Oily to Chicago at a proportion of the original through rates. The commis ■loner holds, in substance, on this point that the case does not fall within the regulations governing rates on through trans Donation and the carrier is not at such intermediate points entitled to have the carriage protected as a through shipment as against competitors. TO PENSION WOMEN ARMY NURSES. Senator Davis to-day introduced a bill providing the pensioning at the rate of $85 a month from March 4, 1889, all women army nurses during the late war and who rendered six months* service in camp, field or general hospitals. AU women who receive pensions at a rate leas than $25 shaU have their pensions increased to that amount. The biU also provides that those who now receive pensions as widows or dependent mothers soldiers who would be entitled to the benefits of the bill may also re ceive $85 a month during their life as an increase of their present pension. DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION RILL. The preparation of the urgent de fidenoy appropriation biU has been be gun by the house committee on appropriations. The largest item of this deficiency biU wiU be about 881,500,000, on account of pensions. This large deficiency, however, does not indicate such n great increase in expenditures for pen- IOTA FARMERS ARE BE8IMII9 TO SEE THROUGH DEMOCRATIC SCHEEF Important Correspondence Given by Captain Head—The Attempt to Defeat Allison—The Dead* lock—State Hews* pay is a considerable item to many of toe members, but more especially so to the employes, and they all sincerely hope some arrangement may be perfected whereby they can get at the money to which they are entitled, but which they cannot get so long as the auditor remains finn._ A GAME OF FREEZE OUT. THV HAWK-BtV BURSAC, Capitol Building, Des Moines, Im., Feb. IL take long for Troops Com i>«l Townsite™ to Va sat# Indian Lands Chamberlain, 8. D., Feb. 14.—Indian Inspector Armstrong arrived from Washington last night and in company with Special Agent Gordon and Agent Anderson left this mon mg for Lower Brule with troops that arrived last evening from Fort Rardall. Orders regarding the occupancy of Indian lands were explained to the boomers who were notified they must vacate. Soon a number of houses had been moved into the mile square belonging to the railroad company which was adjoining the former location and will stay there until future plans are decided on. Immediately after this conference with the townsiters. Major Anderson, with a strong detachment of Indian police, swooped down upon a crowd of gamblers and confiscated all their paraphernalia. All persons running games of chance or selling liquor on Indian lands hereafter will be prosecuted The work of settlement goes on steadily and quietly, there being no particular excitement. Ab Exptarnattos leaned. Cleveland, Feb 15.—An explanation issued by the non-partisan national W. C. T. U. says the item in the press charging that tne non-partisan N. W. C. T. U. at its recent convention adopted a resolution presented by Mrs. Aldrich of Iowa, to make was upon the old W. C. T. U. is utterly false; that Mr. Aid-rich presented the following resolution which was adopted; “That a paper be prepared from the official records of the national, W. C. T. U. and the records of the convention of the non-partisan national W. C. T. U. showing the differences of the two societies on the partisan question_ WHI Sack Baloo**. Latbop, Mo., Feb. 14.—The temperance coleaders to-day formed a regular organization by electing Mrs. £. A. Kinney leader. It was determined hereafter te enforce the law governing the sale of liquors in a manner simiiiar to that employed a week ago when the stock of several saloonists were destroyed. An address to the women of the country was drawn up, urging them to drive out saloonists by force._ River improvement Special to THV Hawk-Btv. Dallas City. HI., Feb. 14 —A petition will be sent to Congressman Oast to-mor row from the free holders of Dallas and Pontoosuc townships, requesting that Congressman Oast use his influence in securing a needed appropriation for river improvement between Dallas City and Fort Madison. It is claimed that the Dallas chute is filling up with sand and that attention is needed in other parts of the river._ A Tarnal* Wrwk tx Indiana Indianapolis, Feb. 14.—A passenger train on the Monon route collided with a freight near Mitchell this morning Engineer DiUard, Fireman Godinger and Charles Wright, mail agent, were instantly killed. Six others were seriously injured. A few other passengers weie hurt but not seriously. Entitle* ta ta* Balat. AU are entitled to the best that their money wUl buy, so every family should have, at once, a bottle of the best family j remedy, Syrup of Figs to cleanse the system when costive or bilious. For sale in | 50c and 81.00 bottles by aU leading druggists.    _ It doesn’t take long for the Iowa farmers to see through a scheme of the democratic party, and the latest one is getting pretty generally found out. The state has been flooded with blank petitions asking for the election of Larrabee as United States senator as against Allison. Some of the republicans have been led to act hastily in the matter, have signed these petitions and have forwarded them to the legislature. Their production here has caused some little talk, and more adverse comment. It was significant that most of them were given in by democratic members, and this has caused some suspicions as to who were the men pushing the matter. As a general thing petitions will be circulated and signed without any questions being asked as to Who originates them, but when public attention bas been attracted as in the present case some are found who want to know what they are doing before they take any steps in the matter. Captain Head, of Greene county, has received several letters of inquiry from constituents regarding these petitions. They have become suspicious and want the testimony of a man who knows what is being done before they go any further. In order to set at rest the whole matter Captain Head makes public the following correspondence; Grsvnbrirr Township, Green Co., Feb. 12, 1890.—Capt. Head, Dear Sir: Please look this paper over and report to me im mediately concerning this petition sent me to get signatures attached. Ib not this a demagogue fraud? There are several of them in circulation in this township now with several names signed to them. I told two men (republicans) not to sign them until I heard from you. Please let me hear from you immediately. Yours respectfully, W. H. Moles, Bayard, Iowa, The petition spoken of is as follows: We, the undersigned legal voters of Greene county, Iowa, hereby respectfully petition the members of the twenty-third general assembly of Iowa, and request that they cast their votes without respect to party, for Hon. Wm. Larrabee for United States senator, to succeed Hon. w. B. Allison. And we hereby pledge ourselves to hold each member of the twenty-ihird general assembly personally responsible for his vote upon this question. To Ais letter Captain Head replies as follows: Hall of House of Representatives, Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 14 1890 - Hon. W H. Moles, Bayard, low*—Dear 8ir: Yours of the I2th. enquiring as to endorsed petition was received to-day. In reply thereto I would say that there is no desire among republicans to have any one else than W rn. B. Allison el oted to the United states senate, and the work being done for Larrabee emanates entirely from democrats sources. All the republican members of the legislature by their caucus action, have decided the matter, and no amount of democratic petitions and protests will be able to change their determination. The motives actuating all these men are very plain and prominent. They all recognize in Allison the best man they can possibly return to the United States senate. A man who fully represents the interests of his state, and one. by reason of the high plaoe he occupies I” the councils of the honorable body of which he Is a member, can do more for Iowa and give her a higher standing than any other man could. In his whole career Allison has been fully on the side which would benefit the people he represents. When the pleuropneumonia bill was being o nsidered he worked for Its passage; the oleomargarine bill was passed by his aid, and we ail know how faithfully he has labored for the benefit of the Des Moines river land settlers; every session while he has been in congress he has placed himself on record as a faithful worker for the adoption of measures for their relief. On the transportation question he is with us heart and hand, having strongly favored railroad regulation. He has been a very earneatladvo-oate of the Memphis oanal prodjet, something if finally completed will have the effect of giving the people of Iowa a very much cheaper means of transportation of 1 heir products to the eastern markets. Allison is a I man that works tor bis constituency, not for ga<n. During hi* long service in the national congress he might have become a wealthy mas, but he remains to-day, but little better off than when his congressional career began In conclusion I would say; that all the opposition to Mr. Al leon comes from democratic sources; it has not a particle endorsement as as you a*k me what to do, I say let the democrats circular their own petitions. They are simply trying to stir up discord in the republican ranks, and no true republican should willingly give aid to their political scemes. We republican member of the legis lature, having unanimously chosen Allison for our nominee wilt not go back on him, no matter what the opposition may try to do. Bespectf uily yours,    A. M. Head. After the house was called to order this morning speaker Hotchkiss made the following statement: Ar there seems to be some feeling on both sides of the house in reference to the ruling of the chair on yesterday and as that ruling was done on the spir of the moment, after consulting with several good parliamentarians who seem to think there might be two constructions on the ruling (which may be the case) the chair after careful. consideration has come to the conclusion that the ruling was right in the main. But after this I shall try to be as liberal as possible and give everything that looks toward the organization of the house all the scope that can be given, and I ask that the members on both sides be as liberal as possible and not raise objections to ques tions that look toward the organization of the house and the breaking of this deadlock, that we may get about the business that we have been sent here to do by the people of this great state. A nonsensical communication from W. W. Watkins on the United States Bena torship was read and then the house proceed to ballot. The vote stood Hamilton 44, Wilson 44 After another ballot Soesbe introduced the following resolution: Whereas, The house of represents tives has now been in session for thirty days balloting for a permanent speaker without any show of success; therefore be it Resolved, That in the interest of economy Hie custodian of the capitol building be hereby authorized to procure one hundred wheelbarrows for the mem bora of this house ana set them to work beautifying the capitol grounds so that the rising generation can point with pride upon the work of the twenty-third general assembly. &The resolution was amended to include the senate and the newspaper reporters, but was finally ruled out of order by the speaker aa not coming under the stipula tions of the agreement. Its discussion aroused great sport in the house. After two more ballots an effort was made to adjourn till 2:80, and a roll call was or dered (rn the question. The motion was Out TBS DandleeE la tho Hornmo 81ttl Urn* Brail**. Des Moines, Fob. 14.—After the house called to order this morning Speaker Hotchkiss made a statement in regard to his ruling of yesterday, saying he thought after consultation he was right in the main and would give a more liberal construction to the term of the agreement and hoped the members would raise less objections to the propositions of settlement of the deadlock. A communication from W. W. Watkins, recommending himself for United States senator was read. Two ballots were then taken, both resulting in a tie. Mr. Soesbe introduced a resolution instructing the custodian to procure implements and set members at work fixing up the capitol grounds, but it was ruled out of order. After several more ballots had been taken the house adjourned until this afternoon. Eleven pairs were announced this afternoon and roll calls taken up. Negotiations between the two parties are all off and the deadlock had become a game of freeze-out, and after the 119th ballot the house adjourned. THE SENATE. The senate met this morning and adjourned over iill Tuesday afternoon. HEIRS TO 548,000,000. Aa Immaaa* English Estate Claimed by a Fax In, miaou, Family. Keokuk, Feb. 14 —Mrs. Mary Mears, wife of the night yardmaster in the Rock Island railway yards here, claims to be ! one of the heirs of Mr. Ford, a wealthy English merchant, who died, leaving an estate estimated to be worth $48,000,000. The story of    the    family’s history is interesting    and    romantic. The only heirs to    the    vast estate are I said to be Mrs. Joseph Bastian, of Pekin, 111., and her four children; Mrs. Baiza Creamer, of Jacksonville, 111 ,; Jacob, of Muchakinock, la.,. William, of Pekin. 111., and Mrs. Mary Mears, of Keokuk. Many years ago there lived in England a wealthy merchant whose only son and a daughter found their way iowa. The daughter married a man [named John Hunt, a farmer living near Springfield, Keokuk county, la., to I whom was born three children—Eliza, Mary and Jacob. Domestic difficulties [ culminated in Mrs. Hunt applying for and securing a divorce and the custody of the children. When she went to re side with her brother at Springfield Mrs. Hunt’s children were kidnapped and taken to Eddyville, la., where Hunt remarried. His wife shamefully abused [the the children, the daughter Mary [ being the particular object of cher ungovernable temper. One Mrs. Lucy Laffesty resolved to assist Mary, concealed her at her home for a few days, and dressing her in male attire brought her to Keokuk and placed her in charge of a family, with whom she remained until twelve years of age, when Bhe removed to New Boston, Iowa. Later she ra-[ turned to Keokuk and resided with Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Fancher, until her marrage, sixteen years ago. Hunt and his wife died, aud the daughter Mary, [ now Mrs. Mears, ascertained the whereabouts of her brothers and sisters. Hun’s first wife is now Mrs. Joseph Bastian, of Pekin, and she and her four children will endeavor to obtain pos-session of the estate. ME OF THE IOU BOMBLE PERPETUATED, H U IX EYER An Arkansas Girl (tartrated, Murdered aad MatOated—The Monster Who Committed tho Crime Seized by 8 Mob and Dismembered. [ tainment had about concluded. Mul-| doon announced that James was unconscious, and called for a physician, j i Banlia was searched for by officers, but j had fled. James died at 12 .30 this morning.. Kilrain cried like a child. The entire combination, except Banzia, are beld for murder. It is supposed James’ neck was broken. One doctor says it I was paralysis of the heart. Banzia returned this morning and snr-[ rendered to the officers and the whole i party is now in court undergoing an ex-I amination.  _ THM WANDERERS RETURN. remember Jim King, PASKELL ASIS WHAT ACTIOS THE 80Y-ESM1EHT PROPOSE DPO! THE REPORT. Parnell Attacks Balfour for His Perse* cation of the People of Ireland— Comment of the English Press —Foreign Hews. one was as Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 14.—News of of the most atrocious crimes ever committed in this section of the country, including the ravishing and killing of a sixteen-year-old girl, followed by a diabolical mutilation of her body and the killing of the perpetrator, reached this city to-day. It occurred near Black Fish, Arkansas, about twenty miles west of the city and about four miles from Crawfordsville, whence the news telegraphed to the city. As near ascertainable the facts are as follows: ’ Miss Ada Goss, a handsome young lady, in her sixteenth year, who had been living with her brother-in-law in this city, has recently been visiting her father, a farmer who lives near where the double tragedy was committed. On Wednesday night she was at the house of a neighbor, and started for home soon after darkness set in. She was waylaid by a man named George Corvets who lived rn the neighborhood, and brutally violated. Corvett was drunk, and, after accomplishing his foul purpose, he killed his victim. The human devil used a knife in the commission of the outrrge in a manner that can not be enlarged upon, and besides bit off the nose and also the breasts of his victim. In addition to this, her head was severely hacked, and she had been shot through the heart with a Winchester rifle, the ball coming out of her back. The young lady was missed during the night, and a thorough search wsb made, but without success until daylight, when her mutilated corpse was found. The whole neighborhood soon gathered to view the ghastly sight, and search for the murderer began at once. Suspicion pointed to George Corvett, a laborer employed by Mr. Goss. He had been around the house the night before in an intoxicated condition. From his wife it was learned that he came home early in the morning drunk, and informed her that he had murdered Miss Goss, at the same time threatening to kill her if she did not keep his secret. Without waiting for the slow process of the law the infuriated people took Corvett to the scene of the murder and with an ax cut off his arms and legs and severed the head from the body. When Miss Goss’ brother-in-law left the mob was preparing to cremate Corvett’ s remains. I “Old Hatch*’ Parana*aa Hi* Baa-away Clar Ka to Kaaawa Their Dash*. Chicago, Feb. 14 —Young Stoner, the [ clerk who it is alleged aided in defraud-i ing the well-known board of trade spec-[ nlator. B. P. Hutchinson, out of several ; thousand dollars by means cf fictitious [ I deals, returned from Canada several days [ ago and resumed his desk in Hutchinson’s office. Now it is stated that his partner, Burt King, who was employed by Broker Dickenson, is also to return. The explanation made by Mr. Dickenson is that he and Hutchinson satiified themselves the young men were only the tools of a coterie of brokers who conspired to defraud Hutchinson. Hutchinson wants to get at these men and therefore guaranteed the boys immunity should they return and dear the matter I up. Sensational developments are ex [ pected. Muter** Sodus RacoTara*. Omaha, Feb. 14.—The bodies of an old couple named Jones, living six miles west of here, were discovered this morning hidden in a heap of rubbish on their farm. Both bodies were perforated with bullets and they had evidently been dead several days. No o'.ue to the murderers. A Ban* Hor clar I sad. 8alem, HI., Feb. 14.—The Salem National bank was robbed last night of $10 OOO, besides some securities. The burglars drilled through the vault door and then# entered the vault and blew open the burglar-proof safe and took the contents. There is no clew to the thieves. Hana** tor Mar der. 8an Francisco. Feb. 14 —Wong-ah-Hing was hanged to-day for the murder ; of his uncle, Wong-Wing-See. A BILL FOR INJUNCTION. London, Feb. 14.—Amid the cheers of the opposition in the commons to-day Parnell asked what action the govern men! proposed to take upon the report of the commission. Smith, the government leader, replied that the ministers had not had time to decide upon a course. Parnell moved an amendment asking a repeal of the coercion act. He attacked the pettiness of the persecutions which the government daily in inflicted upon many persons, and the coercive act under Balfour. Almost every act of Balfour, Parnell said, appeared ward driving the people to crime. The League Parnell declared, differed the Land League of 1SS0, and Bal four could not plead as an excuse that crime was being revived. On the cen trary the people were quiescent, in expectation of soon obtaining their rights. The action of the government tended to its own defeat and could not succeed in turning the tide of the aspirations of the Irish people. Webster, the attorney general, charged Parnell with making accusations ag ainoi Balfour without producing evidence to support his allegations. FARNELL AND GRIME, directly to-0f Ireland of to-day, widely from A BLOODY DEED) Aa WHO OWNS THE LANDT A Bemantle Story Reveal#* by a Sail for Title* Fort Dodge, lo., Feb. 14.—A Buit involving the ownership of a forty acre tract of land, valued at $10,000, located near the reformatory, east of St. Cloud, Minnesota, has developed a romance of more than local interest. The land is now in possession of Senator H. C Waite. The original entry of the land was made by one Francis de Vivaldi, but there is no deed on the records from him to the man he sold it to. The records therefore show that the land is still the property of Vivaldi, or his heirs, and now comes a daughter Vivaldi, as her father’s sole heir, and claims possession of the property. She asks that the judg meat be reopened and the case taken inTo the courts. Francis de Vivaldi was the younger son of an Italian nobleman and, entering the priesthood, emigrated to the United States. He became a missionary to the Winnebago Indians in Minnesota, and while there acquired a title to the land now in dispute. Afterwards he removed to Wisconsin, where he met the beautiful daughter of one of Wisconsin’s pioneers. Renouncing his priestly yows, he wedded her, and the couple removed to South America, where his daughter was born and where Vivaldi died. The widow married agaid, and her husband was sec rotary of war under the lately deposed Dom Pedro, of Brazil. But the wife is now dead, and the daughter, Corinne, who is sole heir, urges her claim to the property. The claim of the defense is that Vivaldi still lives. Their authority for this statement is his brother, who succeeded to the title and property in Italy, and who says that Vivaldi repented his marriage and retired to a monastery in Patagonia, where he now is. A fierce legal fight will result over the property. STATE SPORTSMEN. They Beet** to Hoi* Their State Shoot at Davenport, Jaae 10*13 Special to The Hawk-Etb. Davenport, Feb. 14.—The directors of the Iowa State Sportsmen’s associe tion have concluded their deliberations upon the state shoot. That event, which is of general interest to the sportsmen of the state, will be held in this city June 10-18, inclusive, upon the grounds of the Forester Gun dub. The Foresters and other sportsmen of this city will arrange for the pleasant entertainment of the visitors. Ample conveyances will be furnished to and from the grounds, which are situated 0n the northern border of the dty, provided with a com modious shooting house, and as level, open and well located as any trap park in the state. All arrangements will be made here to render the state shoot the most successful that has yet been held. Farmer* Iaautata SR Bractea* Special to Tri Hawk-Byz. Creston Feb. 14. —The Union County Farmers Institute dosed sn interesting two days session to-day. Many subjects of importance to farmers were discussed. D. W. Higbee and J. B. Sui Interesting Story of a Ghastly Crime—A Modern Kane. East Rochester. N. H.,—The body of Hiram Sawtelle, of Roxbury, chusetts, was found to-day horribly mutilated and with a bullet in his heart buried in the woods near Lebanon, Maine. Isaac Sawtelle, a brother to the dead man is under arrest charged with the killing. The case is one of the most interesting in the criminal history of New England. Last December Isaac was pardoned from the states prison where he had served a long term for rape. Since then he boarded with his brother Hiram in Roxbury, Massachusetts, where the latter kept a fruit store. The Sawtejle property there was worth from $15,000 to 820,000 and Isaac deceived his mother and in duced her to transfer it to him. Hiram, however, put an injunction on it so Isaac could not sell it. This caused hard feelings and it is now believed Ieaac plotted to remove his brother and the entire family consisting of his wife and three children. Last Saturday Isaac took his little daughter aged eight, to Rochester, New Hampshire. There he gave her medicine, it is beleived with Hie intention of killing her but only succeeded in making her sick. He telegraphed Hiram the little girl had the frippe and for him to come at once, his was February 4. Next morning there chine another telegram urging the mother to come Finally Hiram left for Rochester on February 5th, and was never again seen alive by his friends. The next day Isaac and the little girl arrived home and the former denied having seen Hiram at ail. The following Sunday he disappeared and Monday the police began an investigation. Detectives discovered traces of suspicious actions on the part of Isaac. He hired a team at a Rochester livery stable, met a man at the depot (undoubtedly Hiram) with whom he drove away. Late in the after noon he rtumed, bought a pick-axe and spade and drove away again, not returning until night. He then went and registered at a hotel tious name. Y esterday traced him down and arrested him this morning. His clothing was carefully examined and blood stains found on his shirt and pants, showing evidence of having been washed. A searching party of four hundred men scoured the woods to day and found a shoe believed to have been worn by Hiram, a bloodstained handkerchief and a piece of his coat. Soon after a poorly made grave was discovered and the body found minus both arms and the head. Near by was found the paper which had been wrapped around the axe bought by Isaac. The case appears to be a clear one against him and he is supposed to have a confederate, who is believed to be Charles Blood, who was in prison with him. _ YOUTHFUL KIDNAPPER*. Th* Chicago Drainage Boar* to ba Kestrel a a* From leaning Boa** Chicago, Feb. 14.—To-day Marshall J Wilson, a property owner, filed a bill for an injunction, asking that the drainage board be restrained from issuing $1,000,-OOO in three and one-half per cent bonds for the purpose of beginning work on the ground, among others that the indebtedness of the city already exceeds the constitutional limit of five per cent on the taxable value of property within its corporate limits. Wilson alleges that the only way in which money can be raised is by a special assessment levied on the property benefited. Proceedings in quo warranto to test the right of the trustees to hold their offices were also filed this afternoon These cases are to be heard at once in orter that an appeal may be taken to the supreme court in time for a decision at the March term. THE PATENT FLOUR PROCESS. of Salt Hazarding Infringement Patent Boiler Froes** Decide*. Chicago, Feb. 14.—Judge Blodgett has rendered a decision of vital interest to all millers using the modern roller process. While the use of rolls is old, numberless patents on special devices have been granted and some time ago four cf the leading manufacturers formed a company, pooled all their patents and commenced suit against a number of millers and manufactures for infringement. Judge Blodgett has decided in suit brought against the Barnard & Leas Manufacturing company of Moline, Illinois. that these patents eau only be sustained for such special devices as they cover, and that the inventor entered were filed at so late a day they are not entitled to have the doctrine of equivalence enforced in their behalf. EMMA ABBOTT** BRAVERY. late at to Portland under a fieri the officers Her Presence of Mitt* Avert* a Terrible Paal* In a Theater. Richmond, Va., Feb. 14 —Emma Abbott proclaimed herself a heroine Wednesday evening by her pluck and presence of mind. She was alone on the stage of the Academy of Music singing a solo in the third act of the “Rose of Castile.” when there was a movement in the audience, a rush for the doors aud a cry of Fire I” In an instant half or more of the house was on its feet. T^en came cries of “Sit down!” from the throats of brave men. Miss Abbott all the while continued her song, never for an instant failing in a single note. The excitement was great, but Miss Abbott’s coolness soon reassured the terrified crowd and a panic was averted. The opera went through with a large portion of the audience still standing in the aisle. It was ascertained that some of the employes had thrown some rags in the furnace below, the smell of which came through the registers and nearly caused what might have been a terrible panic but for the admirable conduct of the brave little prima donna. RAILROAD MATTERS: Free* Ca rumania on Ut Report of ta* la va* ti cat I a* Coeaaaiaaloa. London, Feb 14 —The St. James Gazette says it will be a monstrous perver sion of the report to deduce therefore the general verdict of not guilty. Parnell and his associates were found quiity of criminal conspiracy maintained by incitements from which crime directly ensued. Parliament would not go beyond its right if it expelled them as though they were actually convicted. The Globe says the report will henceforth be the supreme authority on the history of the Laud League. It cannot be appealed to for one purpose and not for another. Therefore those quoting from it to prove the acquittal of the Parnellites of certain charges will logic ally be compelled to admit they were guilty of criminal conspiracy. The Pall Mall Gazette says that the re port of the special commission is a more complete vindication of the Parnellites and a more sweeping condemnation of the Times than the most sanguine of home rulers ventured to hope for. The Star (T. P. O’Connor’* paper) asserts that the report of the Parnell com mission is a triumphant acquittal of all the accused Pamellite members of the commons. The Dublin Freeman's Journal says the Parnellite members of the commons are acquitted all along the line. The re port, it says, is virtually a verdict against their accusers. The Express says that the report indi cates the work of the land league was connected with the increase of crime in Ireland. death from sunstroke. London, Feb 14,—The Standard’s dispatch from Zanzibar says the sultan died from sunstroke.    1 AN EARL DEAD. London, Feb. 14.—The Earl of Sidney is dead. TERRIBLE FIGHTING AT ZANZIBAR. Zanzibar, Feb. 14.—In his struggle for recovery of the throne of Uganda, Mwang* was assisted by some Europeans There was very severe fighting. King Kalema’s force was annihilated. During the battle a dhow conveying some Arab chiefs was blown up and twelve Arab chief* and two hundred fighting slave? perished. The victims include members of most of the leading Zanzibar families. It is not known who the Europeans were. A WEDDING PARTY DROWNED. Paris, Feb. 14.—At Pontiviayesterday the bride and bridegroom and ten others of a wedding party were precipitated into the river and drowned, by tho upsetting of their vehicle. LIN COLN** BIRTHDAY. w  _Higbee    sud tort'by* TOtoSto ^">11^10^I1™”1’ Prominent tttorayy*. on lactation amia. One mon ballot ma taken I    J?3™*!®*    oath*    tariff    question. * *    ■■    W. H. Robb made sn srgument in fsvor j of government ownership of railroads. Steps were taken to establish a creamery and cheese factory on the cooperative I plan. Tho Serenes ef Two Bey* to Steel Ex-8 am at or Taxer Fell**. Denver. Feb. 15.—The police to-day arrested Oscar Roberts and Arthur Butcher on a charge of conspiracy to [ kidnap ex-8enator Tabor and hold him I for $50,000 ransom. Roberts wrote a [latter from Rincon, New Mexico, to Butcher, in Omaha, disclosing the plans and asking Butcher to meet him in Den-I yej, xhe men met here and the police accidentally got hold of the letter and [ the arrest followed. Both denied that they had any intention of carrying out I the scheme. They are aged twenty three I and twenty-one, and in consideration of [ their youth Mr. Tabor refused te prose-I cute them. They were released. BOXED TO DEATH. Termite University --    ..    -......  ..    -    .    Toronto,    Out.,    Feb.    14.—Toronto •ions as would seem apparent on the face I university burned to-night, the fire orig of the statement, the expenditures I for the year ending July I, next! being included in this deficiency. The appropriation    included about! $87,000,000, against $95,000,000 list year. Af tar the appropriation for pensions for the present fiscal year had been ***** on the basis of the regular appropriation for the previous year it wail found necessary to make ai    , propriation of about $8,000,000 for tne previous jeer, fiubsequentiy it ms! lusting from an oil lamp. The lorn la half a million. The fire broke out just at ag hour before the guests began to for the grand fete, which was to ■vs bien given to night klSlv am* Clew US. B. a, Feb. 14.—News re-VanOouver island state that ladened ship has gone to pieoee uiaad Mg nu the mw are toot ana then another unsuccessful attempt made to adjourn. After another ballot Dart moved an adjournment once more, and Speaker Hotchkiss, evidently getting hungry, hurriedly took a vote and de c ared the house adjourned before any one had a chance to call for an aye and no vote. Nothing of importance happened dor ing the noon recess, except arranging for more pairs. When the house was called to order at 2:80, the number hid increased to eleven. change on roll-call from that of the ; morning was a decrease in the number of votes cast, there being only seventy eight in all. The cause of the in was the desire on Ae pert of the ami [ben to go benne over Sunday. The jmemben en anxiously awaiting Ae opinion of the attorney general on An tutor Lyons* decision, lie Miller cf Met trow* Anfeaafe. Special to Tan Hawn-Bvn. Moulton, Iowa* Fab. 14.—Dick Hendron was shot from ambush to-night by Bonn unknown assassin A load of amal shot from a shot-gun entering his back _    |    ss he was engaged in watering his horse. The only ] There is little question that this murder cub act is the ’outcome of Ae cutting affray at Ae Thanksgiving dance at Moulton, in which a brother of Hendron was severely stabbed. . __Free samples of Dr. Miles* Restorative Nervine at J. H. Witte's drug store. I Curse Headache. Nervousnem, Ina Neuralgia Tits, cm A Member et Kllrmln>s Troupe Give* Tem J Blew. St. Louis, Feb. 14.—A special from Dallas, Texas, to Ae Post-Dispatch says Jake Kilrain and his sparring troupe exhibited at the opera house last night. It was announced to be only a ■pairing and wrestling match. Af ter some uneventful sparring by others, Tom James, of Dallas, countered Banzia, the combination champion light weight, for 185, conditioned that James should stay four rounds. Banzia had it his own way from the first. In the fourth round Banzia streak James in the neck, knock I fug him linuxon the stage. James unable tommies. He was sponged end restoratives applied. The show tinned, no one supposing that Ji [was hut seriously. Win the cnMr Fortner Redaction In Freight Botas Between Chicago mo* Ct, Pool. Chicago, Feb. 14 —In consequence of the reduction in the freight rates between Chicago and St. Paul, Ae Illinois Central to-day gave notice to Ae Western Freight association Aat it will put into effect a acale of rates from Chicago to Sioux City baaed upon sixty cents per hundred pounds for first class. This is a reduction of twenty per cent. The other roads voted to meet the action and a proposition was then made to apply Ae reduction to Omaha. This was laid over until to-morrow, but there seems little doubt it will be adopted, and if so the Kansas City rates will be palled down as well. All Ais is a direct violation of the association’s rules, which seem to have been thrown to Ae winds for Ae present A RECEIVER APPOINTED. Toledo, O , Feb. 14 —A receiver was appointed to-day for the C. L. Lace company, an old wholesale dry goods house of this city. The liabilities are over $100,000. IOWA LINES TO COMBINE. Mason City, Iowa, Feb. 14.—It is minored that the Stickney and Hill railroad interests in this territory are to combine. The Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City line is to push through from Manly, over ten miles having been leased from the Iowa Cental, and connect here wiA Ae Mason City and Fort Dodge giving it an excellent south and scuA-west opening. What effect this deal would have on the Winona and SouA-western, an extension of the Lackawanna system, is not known, but it is Adight they also will push through to this city. a new road. Des Moines, Feb. 14.—On Monday a new line from Chicago to Des Moines will be opened by the Milwaukee road. They use A* Des Moines and Northern for the last twenty-five miles from Madrid to Des Moines. To-night they announce a cut of thirty-three and one-third per cent below the cut of Ae classification rate# from Chi bago to Des Moines. TR* Beaters Iowa Lincoln Leasee Appropriately Celebrate the Event, Correspondence of Th* Ha wk-Bt*. West Liberty, Feb. 18 —The Lincoln League of eastern Iowa held a meeting in Selenty hall last evening. Delegates from the Sons cf Veterans camps of Burlington, Washington, Iowa City, Oxford, West Branch and Welton were present A special train from iowa City brought the Young Ladies Aid society and many Sons of Veterans and Grand Army men Captain E S. Davis of Burlington, re sponged to the welcome given by Cap tain John Baker of West Liberty, and gave a history of the Lincoln League and its object. Captain Al. Sorter of Iowa City, gave an eulogy cf Lincoln. Addresses were also made by Captain Gray, of Washington, O J. Leach, of West Branch and F. E. Chandler, of Wilton. Extemporaneous speeches were made by Messrs Gosnell and Dillon, of Iowa City, and Dr. King, of West Lib erty. The exercises were varied and en riched by songs and quartettes, a banjo trio and a broom dnil by the Iowa City L A. 8. The visitors were given a sup pe- by the W. R. C of West Liberty. A permanent organization was effected and the following list of officers elected for the ensuing year: President, A E Davis, of Burlington; vice president, C R. Holt, of Iowa City; secretary, Will W. Steinmetz, of Burlington; treasurer, H. N. Lin charger, of Oxford. The next meeting of the Lincoln League is on February 12, 1891, at Columbus Junction. The objects of the league are to perpetuate the memory and services of Abraham Lincoln and to commemorate and celebrate with proper services Ae birthday of our martyred president Proper respect and due rev erence being shown on the services of the day to all anion soldiers and sailors who served in Ae civil war of 1861-05 The camps of Iowa City, Oxford, Wilton, West Liberty, West Branch Columbus Junction, Washington and Burlington are now in the league, but it is confidently expected that no less Aaa twenty camps will participate in the services at the next meeting. Chicago. You don’t you?” * Can’t say Aat I do,” remarked a by- | stator. “Well. Jim was the champion quoit-Arower in thase days. He * dead now, ; poor fellow, but Jim was a hose on Arow- mg quoits. I tell you quoits were a great game Aem days. Every village had a quoit club and the boys on Ae farms used to throw hogs-shoes. It was something like base ball in Aesc times, although I never could see as much fun in base ball as I could in a good game of quoits.” “Oh. come off,” cried Ae impatient listener “What did Jim do, or did he do anything? Did the man drown?” “Now, don't be fly. Who’s tellin* this I yarn f* “Well, you don’t seem to be.” Go on! Go en!” said Ae crowd. “Well, you know, in quoits a ‘ringer’ was when you put Ae quoit around the stake. It counted double. Well, Jim he picks up the round life-preserver—ifs [ like a big quoit, you know—and as the cap n came running aft, Jim sings out: Cap’n, I’ll bet you $5 I’ll make a ringer on that man if he comes up within the length of this line.’ ‘Bet you $20 you can’t,’ said Ae cap’n “Take you,’said Jim, and just at ’hat minit up bobs Mike’s head about six feet astern. Jim threw it, and I’ll be I durned if that life-preserver didn’t go plump ever on Mike's head clear down on his shoulders, and there it stuck. We got down a boat and when we got to Mike he hadn’t c:me two yet and for I some time after. He'd been a goner if it hadn t been for that ringer, although it took the skin off en his nose.” “Did the captain pay the twenty I dollars?” * Pay it? You just bet he did. And [ Jim he handed it over to Mike, and Mike blew it all in when we got to Detroit I wish some of it was here now, fur I’m mighty dry. Thnnks. Don’t care if I [do.”    _ Oids’t Mtk« Mae* Manor Navigation has practically closed for this season and nearly all the boats that were engaged in the upper river trade, packets, taw, boats, rafters and government steamers are now in winter quarters Thai the season has been an unprofitable one, says the Hannibal Post, there is not a shadow of a doubt. The low water has seriously intefeited with both the boats of the Saints’ line and the Diamond Jo line, in fact, to such an extent, that the boats of the former line were wiAdrawn several weeks since, while the Diamond Jo line boats went to bank several weeks earlier than usual. What is needed in the upper Missisaipi is light draft side wheel boats for the passenger traffic, and light draft stern wheel boats for freight business. Such boats as the War Eagle will never make acy money in this trade, as sand bars are too frequent for comfort, and she draws too much water. If the boat lines will establish a schedule time and make an effort to arrive and depart according to the same, they could do a good paying business on this river As it has been during the past season it was very seldom that a person could depend upon the boat arriving any where near the hour for which she was advertised. The Saints’ line, we understand, will increase their facilities to a considerably extent next year, and it is to be hoped that the next year will prove a more profitable one than the last. Ha Rum ilia Mm<U The American Grocer. A rather haughty young Easterner moved out, with his family, to a “fashionable ’ ranch not far from the village of Slingshot Gulch, Col, last fall, in about a month his provisions gave oui and he broke his promise and drove over to the store “to be poisoned temporarily,” as he expressed it. He entered the door with a swagger and remarked lo one cf tho men about the counter: “I say. my gwd man, where’s the proprietor?” * Want bim right off, mister?” * Certainly, immediately!” “Well, that’s me!” The crowd grinned, and the stranger got rattled ae he asked for a half-pound of tea “What!” exclaimed Ae merchant, quietly, “Ie’ see, stranger, you mean a chest o’ tea (we never war tea drinkers about these parts), twenty ponnds of sugar, five hams, a cheese (can t sell the durn stuff, honest!) and how much molasses?” “None, sir. none at all! You can’t bulldoze me!” Now, I reckon you ain’t goin’ to be mean when I’m dom’ my durn’ best to make it light for you. Ten pounds o’ coffee an—” There was no resisting tho charms of this rude Western Wanamaker, and fifteen minutes later the customer, under duress, h id paid a bill of 162 50 like a man, besides setting up the drinks for the crowd As he mounted his horse and cursed his luck under his breath, Ae proprietor facetiously called out: “Good bye, stranger, I’ll send them groceries right over. It ain’t often we he? a customer who don’t even ask far s cash discount. Ta. ta, stranger, an’ don’t fergit ter remember me ter Ae baby!” BOILED DOWN. ▲ BINGER ON HIM. Hibbard’s "Herb [and blood disease*. Estreat” aurae scrofula Bom-a Wonderful CoJ*. All headach es succumbs to Hoffman's [ Basilissa Headache Powders, $5 cents A Pretty Teask Yan# et OM om tho Great Lane*. New York Dispatch. 'Talking of life-preservers,” said the truthful mariner, as he knocked the ashes out of his pipe, “you remember Ae old steamer Holist ab out Aat used to mn from Buffalo to Chicago? I was mate on her Ae year before she was lost. We were about sixty miles out of Chicago wnen Mike Lanagan, who was doing [ something upon Ae mast, fell, struck his head on tim roof of the cabin and bounced clean out into Ae lake Well, [the captain he see him fall* and he stopped and backed Aat old Roustabout quicker’n you could say ‘scat!’ Mike [ went down like a plummet, for he was knocked insensible, and I know* d Acre was no use to heave a life preserver for I him to I just hurried up the boys in I getting the boat down, alAough I didn’t expect it ’ud do much good. We had Jim Cag on board. Piss Bf sr iran E'ght men have now been secured for the jury to try the men accused of bribery in connection wiA Ae Cronin case. A mar! bed of superior quality was discovered in Clear Lake, near Kendall. Michigan, recenUy which will be utilized as a fertilizer. Engineer Hansel submitted his report on the Peoria and Pekin railroad bridge at Peoria Thursday, and recommends that Ae east span be strengthened and the draw reconstructed Two conference committees having already failed to agree, a third committee on the world's fair bill was on Thursday appointed by Speaker Housted, of the New York general assembly. Albert A Fosdick, county surveyor of Yan Buren county, Michigan, was arrested Thursday at Almena charged wiA the attempt to assassinate his brother, Dr Warren Fosdick, Tuesday night Wednesday at Burlington, Monttana. Thomas Bryant, aged 16, snot and killed his mother and robbed her trunk of $800 He fled as far as Silver Bow, and there surrendered to Ae police, and is now in jail in Butte. An infernal machine was received through the mail on Thursday at Philadelphia by John M. McBram but the rough handling the box Q/F received had disarranged the machinery, and thus prevented an explosion. The contrivance was filled with powder and guncotton. _ vo» ob a Foal Chicago, Feb. 14 —“Reddy” Brennan, Ae light weight champion of Montana, and John Eckert, a pugilist from Streator, Illinois, fought to a finish in • ring at Oswego, six miles from Aurora, Illinois, for a purse of $250 and a fide bet of $500 last night. The men fought seven rounds with small gloves, when the fight was given to Brennan on a foul. Both mea were severely punished. Oh. If I only had her complexion I Why, ll is easily obtained. Powder. nnr complexion i "a/, U«e Pozxoni’s Complexion Flan* Guilty* Cedar Rapids, Feb. 14.—John White, indicted for the murder of Archie Nest at Rein back, pleaded guilty at Grundy Center to-day to murder in the second degree and was sentenced to twenty-five years imprisonment. His partner in th* crime, Alex Nelson, is now serving a Urn years’ sentence.__* Use TOkaM’s “Herb Battier* foe lh* Mss* ;

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