Burlington Hawk Eye, February 26, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

February 26, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - February 26, 1890, Burlington, Iowa Established: June, 1839.]THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE.BURLINGTON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2t>, 1*90. [Pbice: 15 Cents pee Week. CALI) QI A LIAR. CALL, OF FLORIDA, CHAMES CHAMLEE WITH I1ASTATEIEIT8. A Lively Set-to In the Senate—The Educational Bill Considered—The House Session—The Substitute Silver Bill—Capital Notes. DEATH’S TORRENT. DU DISASTER. he would the senate ligation by J Pally fifty Lives Blotted Out by the Seething Wall of Water—A Scene of Terrible Devastation — Reports of Disastrous Storms* Washington, Feb. 25.—A bills were reported and place' calendar, among them b authorize the purchase of gold bullion and the issue of treasury notes in payment thereof. The bill directs the purchase of silver bullion to the amount of $4,500,000 per month and of as much gold bullion as may be offered, and issue therefor cf treasury notes, and repeals the law directing the coinage of two million silver dollars per month. Mr. Beck said the report from the financial committee was not unanimous. In the debate on the resolution offered yesterday by Chandler censuring Call for interpolating in the record a paragraph that had not been spoken, that was unparliamentary and personally offensive, Call gave notice to Chandler arraign him before and demand an inveigle committee for making false accusation. He (CaU) would convict the senator on evidence of his own that he did hear and know that he (Call) had uttered on the floor of the senate substantially the whole of the charge contained in the paragraph. He would not ask censura by the senate of Chandler, but would leave him to the judgment of the country for having heard his (Call’s) remarks and having had neither courage nor manhood to resent them. Mr. Bnorman declared the rules of the senate had just been violated by the senator from Florida in as gross a manner as he had ever witness! d. When the United States senate came to such a condition that cowardice could be applied to a senator and that a senator could be charged with stating a thing falsely, it seemed to bim the senate was receding from its dignity. Mr. Call replied if he was not at liberty to state that the resolution was not true and that be can prove it and that the senator when he made the charge knew it was not true, then he could not understand the rules of the senate. But if, in the judgment of any senator it is improper to use such language he would withdraw it. Mr. Chandler once more explained his resolution and added: “The senator (Call) used language about me which I did not hear. He wrote the language in the report accusing me of all the crimes in the decalogue. And he has now, this morning, charged me with being a coward for not replying to that which I did not hear and which he afterwards wrote in the record. When the senate has decided which language it is parliamentary to use, I will take occasion to defend myself from all imputations.” There were reported and placed on the calendar two bills for public buildings in South Dakota, one at Deadwood ($200,-OOO), and the other at Sioux Falls ($250, -OOO) At two o’clock the Blair educational b!ll was taken up as unfinished business, and Coke addressed the senate in opposition to it. It clearly violated the constitution, and as a mere policy it was most unwise and miscbievious. It had constantly declared in public favor, until now indications gave good ground to hope for its defeat. The passage of the bill would be a slanderous imputation on every state in the union. It would be the first and irrevocable step in the trans for of the jurisdiction of the common schools from the states to the national government. Mr. Stanford addressed the senate in advocacy of the bill. It seemed to him to proceed upon the right principle. He assumed its constitutionality, and then the important fact to be considered was whether national legislation was neces Bary. Illiteracy was conceded, and also the fact that some states had not been able to meet the question. Federal aid, therefore, became necessary. When edu cation became the universal question, race destruction would be obliterated It was intended the bill should benefit both sexes alike, and he hoped under its provisions women would be educated in different callings of life suitable to their sex. From edu cation grew morality and religion in harmony with the sublime, allwise, always and beneficent Creator. The result would be to make humanity better, wiser and happier. It was through education that possibilities were to be ascertained and obtained, therefore, he was strongly in favor of the passage bill. Mr. Reagan then obtained the floor to speak against the bill. On motion of Wilson, of Iowa, the house amendments to the senate bill to amend the act for a bridge across the Mississippi river at Clinton, Iowa, was concurred in. After an executive session the senate adj ourned._ - the Horas. inserted as a concession to constitutional objections cf some southern members. The provisions of the original Adams bill for the incorporation of the board nuder the Illinois law is preferred by,____________ _________ some of the Chicago people for the I FURTHER PARTICULARS OF THE ARIZOLA reason it would make the incorporators amenable to the provisions of the state law. Another amendment desired is one authorizing the mayor of Chicago to appoint one-half and the governor of Illinois the other half of the one hundred and ten incorporators. An appropriation of money is also desired to meet the expense of the govemmet exhibit and suitable for its display. The special committee is to meet to morrow, and will probably hear leading Chicago men as to further proceeders Mr. Springer says the New York representatives have assured him that they accept the situation in good faith and will use their influence in the senate to help along the Chicago bill and do all in their power to make the fair a success. WASHINGTON 8 SCHEPS. The national board of promotion of Washington adopted resolutions to-night that while they favor the world’* fair in Chicago, which had been chosen by the representatives, they recommend the incorporation into the bill of a provision for an international celebration at Washington in 1892 in commemoration of the four hundredth annivers ary of the discovery of America and that the president appoint a government commission to formulate a plan for such a celebration. The plan is to include the enlargement of the National museum into a three Americas museum Pbkscott, Aril., Feb. 25 —A messenger bringing further details of the Walnut Grove dam disaster arrived this morning. Sheriff O’Neill, who went to the scene of disaster, writes as follows: The scene of desolation along along the Haasayampa below the sites of the dams is complete. For miles the Taters turned free by the breaking of the dams have filled the bed of the creek with bodies, and with enormous boulders, trees and every other kind of debris. The following is a partial list of the drowned: Hannah McCarthy, Joe Reynolds, miner; George Ebbetts, laborer; Alex McMillan, coachman for Van Buren; E. G. Wheeler, labored; one Mexican, name unknown; G. L Cook, laborer ; N. L. Cook, laborer ; the middle of the bridge. The train was j running at the rate of forty miles an hour, and to reverse it on the bridge, would have imperiled the tram and its j I one hundred passengers. Although the; poor fellow stood wringing his hands in I agony and looked pleadingly at the en-I trineer, the brave man at the lever kept on and sent one man down one hundred and fifty feet into eternity, rather than I imperil the lives in his keeping. The I man was unknown. GREAT FIND AT JOLIET. Tks OM Campbell Farm Helds Geld, or Silver, er Copper. Joust, Feb. 25.—Charles J. Kimball is credited with having made a great | ! strike for wealth under the worn-out top-soil cf the old Campbell farm just south of this city, but at present the people here can’t tell whether the bonanza is gold, silver or copper, and their anxiety will not be appeased until after certain Chicago assayers have reported on a quantity of borings sent them last Saturday. Mr. Kimball recently purchased the Campbell farm of one hundred and fifty-seven poor, scrubby acres for $11,750 and immediately began prospecting for copper. He found something, but just what it is he refuses to tell, but the popular belief is that silver in paying quantities has been developed. Many ; years ago, during Indian times, the land now known as the Campbell farm was said to be rich in precious minerals, and and in 1887 silver was discovered within the prison walls during the process of boring for an artesian well, but the alleged nr.ne was never developed. Joliet is feverish, and before the week EAGER FORM FRAY. THE EEFDBUGA1 LEAGUE QI C0HTEHT10I AT SPIIDIBFIELD, HLKOIS. I Enthusiastic Meeting—Officers and Delegates Elected — Resolutions Adopted—A Grand Reception at the Executive Mansion* Springfield, Feb. 25.—The state convention of republican league duty met at noon to-day with six hundred delegates present. Among the prominent republican politicians of the state present are General John McNulta, of Bloomington; General Rinaker, of Carlinsville; John R. Tanner, of Louisville; Senator Crawford and Charles T. Stratton, of Chicago; Wardens Berggren, of the Joliet penitentiary, and Murphy, of the Chester peniteniti&ry; Senator Matthews, of Urbana; Clarence Snively, of Canton; Canal Commissioner J. C. Ames, of Streator and others. The convention was called to order by W. W. Tracy, president of the league, in a short address J in answer to which Governor Fifer delivered an addrest of welcome. Com suttees on credentials and resolutions were appointed and an adjournment was which are (quipped with the latest and most improved machinery. Osceola from its location and great advantages, ought to be, and will some time be. the central division of the C., B. 4Q.RR, and then we will have the best city in southern central Iowa. DENOUNCING RAILROADS. Indianapolis, Feb. 25.—A largely attended meeting of corn millers representing Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, I^wa, Michigan, Nebraska, Missouri and Kentucky was held to day to consider the course being pursued by the Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio roads in the matter of rates on corn and corn products. A resolution Utterly denouncing the companies for the position they are taking was passed. It was intimated that the real reason of dir crimination was because of the large contracts for moving corn made by the roads, which prevents them from equalizing the rates on corn and its direct products. A LOUISVILLE SENSATION. ; HER DEFENDl SLAIN. THE TEHBtBLE DEED SF BAYISH! Bob Novena Attempts to Young Girl and Shoots Cold Blood the Man Who Prevents Him—Iowa Matters. H. L. White, laborer; John Silsbee, to remain as a memorial building and re-1 Chaa. Kink, blacksmith; Patrick Shay, a hi8t0ry.0l I laborer; Patrick Barry, laborer; Chaa, I ja out there will be many people digging I taken to two o’clock this afternoon when I "tides and occupy high positions in the Bracken, laborer; Wm. Flanger, laborer; holes in the ground searching for “pay Judge Thurston of Nebraska, president I Kentucky School of Medicine The (per I res- I dirt.”    I      ___,    ,______ J    _     J      I    i/rand inrr this affomnan lnSiptad thorn Throe Frostiest Phrdtlui Coo gut Grow Bobbing Louisville, Feb. 25—This city is agog with excitement over the attempt this morning of three prominent local physicians of this city to rob the graves of Tom Johnson and Bd. Peace, who were buried in the new Albany cemetery last Saturday. Dr. J. T. Blackburn and Dr. W. E Grant were arrested and placed in jail. The third doctor fle^nd his identity is not known. A nearer accompanying the doctors was shot dead as he started to run. A second colored man was arrested. Doctors Grant and Blackburn who were captured, are prominent in medical the western hemisphere; a memorial bridge across the Potomac, and a statute of Christopher Columbus, the participation of all the nations of the world to be invited A SWELL AFFAIR. Andrew Carangin Girns tbs President | and Cabinet a Die aer. Washington, Feb. 25 —A dinner was given to-night at the Arlington hotel by Andrew Carnegie to the president and his cabinet and the delegates and officers international American conference—undoubtedly the most elegant affair of the kind ever given in this city. The floral decorations were novel and unique J among them orchids, tulips and crocuses, thera being thousands of blossoms, collected in New Orleans, Mobile, Savannah and other southern cities as well as in greenhouses in Philadelphia, New York and Boston. The menue was engraved in fine script upon heavy bevelled blocks of papier mache, and every article of food was described in plain English. There were no formal speeches. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS TI* R*pr«Nalatlv* A ppolalti to ti* Mad-rM Cob f« reave - t ae Ok la boma BUI. Washington, Feb. 25 —The senate bill making Minneapolis a sub port of entry and delivery, was pes3ed On motion of Butterwort the bill was passed authorizing the secretary of state to appoint two suitable persons to represent the United States at the inter national conference in reference to the protection of industrial property, to be held at Madrid, Spain, April I, 1890. The house then, in acommittee of the whole, resumed the consideration of the Oklahoma bill. Mr. Hooker moved to strike out the first aection of the house bill (which is a substitute to the senate bill) fixing the boundaries so as to include the Cherokee outlet. After a long discussion a vote was taken on the motion resulting 15 to 52. Mr. Barnes raised the point of no quorum. The chair counted the committee, but could find onlv ninety-seven members present there, less than a quorum. A call of the committee was directed and it disclosed the presence of two hundred and eleven members, which fact was formally announced to the house and the committee resumed its session. Mr. Hooker’s motion was then de fisted—24 to 129. < Pending further action, the house ad journed. __ CHICAGO’S FAIS SILL. IS WHI Ba Shapes Up ImeSUUiyhy rn Special Committee. Washington, Feb. 25.—The fair bills have been recommitted to a allect committee in order to secure speedy insertion in the proper hill of the name of the atte and for tin perfection of details which were necessarily left open until the successful city was known. The Chicago representatives desire some change    in    the    general    bill    re- ported    and    lay    it was    the    un derstanding ail aking that after the site had been named its representatives Should be allowed to shape the measure within reasonable limits to suit their oeseltlre Many of the Chicago men object to the Carlisle amendment which forg United States charter and Faulkner Pare Food Bill Meets With Approval. Washington, Feb. 25 —The senate committee on agriculture and forestry to day had under consideration the Faulkner pure food bill, which establishes a bureau in the agricultural de pertinent with authority to inspect and analyse specimens of food and drugs and with power to eeiza and destroy articles deleterious to health. The gentlemen before the house committee on agriculture last week when the Conger pure lard bill was under consideration, were present with the committee to-day, and all expressed their s atis faction with the Faulkner bill. Several unimportant amendments to the bill were proposed, and the bill will be put into shape by the sub-committee for action at the next meeting of the committee AN ORDER CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION OF CATTLE. The secretary of agriculture to day issued an order to transportation companies in regard to the transportation of Texas cattle, directing that no cattle be transported from an infected area to any portion of the United States, except in accordance with certain regulations, which are to remain in force from the 15th of March to the 1st of December, 1890. THE SUBSTITUTE SILVER BILL The principal feature of the silver bill to be reported by the senate committee on finance as a substitute for the several bills on that subject referred to it, are stated to be these: The secretary of the treasury is authorized to increase the purchase of silver bullion from two to four and one-half millions per month. The requirement of the present law that the coinage of silver shall be at the rate of not less than $2,000,000 a month is stricken out. The secretary is also authorized to purchase gold bullion in unrestricted quantities. Upon this gold and silver bullion the secretary shall issue treasury notes of such denominations as he shall see fit, to be redeemable in lawful money. NOMINATIONS. The president to day sent to the senate the-following nominations: Harold M. Bewall, of Maine, to be consul general at Apia; Robert N. Pearson, appraiser of merchandise at Chicago. PENSIONS GRANTED. Washington, Feb. 25 —The following Iowa and Illinois pensions have been granted: low*.—Original Invalid—Washington Bird, Missouri Valle?; William Cable, New Hampton; Oscar Lemon, Quasqueton; Benjamin F. Archer, deceased. Avoca; Norman F. Wood, Ainsworth. Reissue—Ransom E. Hurl burt. Marshalltown; Samuel Corporon, Cincinnati. Original Widow—Elizabeth, widow of James Tau man. Sulphur Springs. Illinois-Original Invalid—Edgar B. Rayburn, Chicago. Increase—Jonathan Rice, Dallas City; Andrew L Anderson. Geneseo; Lazarus N Pate. Catlin: Virgil E. Shank. Decatur; James E. Gregory, Moewqua; John Westfall. Bloomington: Charles Jewell. Rockbridge: Jacob M. Grimes, Woodhull; Joseph Burr, Robinson; Mine*- Hillard, Chicago; George W. Bowman, Monticello: James N. Power, Nashville; John Ritterhouse, Mascoutah; William Brown. Monticello; Chester B. Moore, Galatia; John Flemming, Brownstown; John P. Adams, Sparta; Ludweli G. Huston, Mt. Vernon; Harvey F. Bolerjack, McLeansboro; William H. Congtin, Roektord; Thomas Ruckman, Foosland. Reissue—James F. Miggs. Iroquois: john *hite, McLeansboro; Anthony De Normandl, Braceville. Reissue and Increase-James M. Walters. Robinson. Original Widow*, etc.—Minora of Joseph Dion, St. Anne; Ann, mother of Charles W. Freeman. Stillman Valiev; minors of James W. Yocum, Springfield: Elizabeth A., widow of Daniel B. Bennett, Akin. Mexican Survivor—Lemuel Pariah. Original Invalid— Vincent F. Kelley, West Point; Jesse Loveless, Altamont; David A. Ward, Camargo; Albert G. Laurence. Chicago; Benedict Veldro-gel, Joliet: James I. R. Drake, Mound City; Samuel Bushels, Hill; Wm. R. Maddock, Fer-Charles S. Wilson, Chicago: David Mar pool, deceased, Chicago. Reissue aad Increase— John H. Wright, Herrick. Original Widows, Ste —Annie J., widow of David Marpool. Chicago; Elizabeth, widow of James Hoy, Quincy; Margaret C., widow of John J. Rose, Peoria: Sarah A., II Paso. Frederick Palmer, laborer; Casper sler, laborer; John Browne, engineer; Alex Browne, engineer; S. Buriegie, laborer; L D. Haynes, laborer, and child; George Rundell, laborer, and eight Chinamen. Besides these mentioned some twelve or fifteen miners, who were placer mining between the upper and lower dam, with a number of ranchers along the stream are missing and when all casualties are ascertained the entire loss will probably be between fifty and sixty lives. A number of bodies have been recovered, many of which were found twenty and thirty miles from the place where the flood overtook them. All remains are more or less mutilated while in several cases only fragments have been recovered as the force of flood was terrific. Many bodies have been buried in the sand, others torn to pieces and others carried far south. The impetus of the stream of water when turned loose can hardly be appreciated without going over the ground covered by it. Those who saw it say it came down almost in a perpendicular wall ninety or a hundred feet high and apparently crushed down instead of sweeping away everything before it. An immense body of water one and one-half miles square and Bixty feet deep was emptied in an hour. Immense boulders weighing tons were thrown around; enormous trees broken in two or torn into shreds; iron bars broken and twisted out of shape, and an ordinary flat iron was picked up and carried five miles and there embedded it the walls of a canyon eighty feet above the present level of the stream. A large safe containing $7,000 was swept away and no trace has been found of it. The flood struck the lower dam at I 50 a. rn., and five minutes later the headquarters five miles below were swept away. Several persons were at both points watching but notwithstanding this the number drowned at the first point was over thirty, and those who escaped did so with only what they had on their backs, many onlv in their night clothes. The survivors are in great destitution having neither provisions or clothing. Many are using coarse grain sacks in lieu of clothing. Friday evening a courier was sent from the upper to the lower dam to warn the residents that the former structure was in danger of breaking, but owing to the storm, the messenger lost his life in trying to cross the Hassayampa within view of the survivors of the camp he had tried to save. Charles Thompson, the courier who arrived here this afternoon from below Wickenburg, reported that nine bodies have been discovered at Wickenburg and three above in addition to those al- BU3INKS8 EMB AMASSMENTS, A CkUago Ty pa Foundry Goos to th* Wall. Chicago, Feb. 25,—A bill was filed in the superior court this morning by C. Potter, Jr., & Co,, to wind up the business of the Garden City Type foundry. The bill alleges plaintiffs are creditors of the type foundry for $11,000. The defendant company is unable to pay this amount and is insolvent. BRASS COLLARS AT DUBUQUE. Special to THI Hawk-Btx. Dubuque, Feb. 25.—A train load of Rock Island brass collars spent some hours in this city yesterday. They were in consultation with a corpse of surveyors who have been working in this vicinity some time. What they were up to no one seems to know. The “Rock Island” now crosses the river at Rock Island and runs to Des Moines. It is possible they are desirous of tapping the territory covered by the leading jobbing city of the state. It has also been aug gested that the “Rock Island” is seeking to gain control of the Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City, and that their visit here may have some connection with this fact. A BIG FAILURE IN NBW YORK. New York, Feb. 25.—Chas. C. Car pen ter, a manufacturer of rubber goods, failed to day. Liabilities, $100,OCK); assets same.    __ THS COMING INAUGURATION. ready discovered. The old historic Brill ranch with all other ranches along the river have been entirely swept away. DAMAGED BY 8 TOR MS* Rose, widow of James A. Crawford, Stakbtd mm Eaapleye. Special to THS Hawx-Etk. Carthage, Feb. 25.- During a quarrel last evening between A. B Mathews, of j the livery firm of Mathews Brothers, and Frank Austin, an employe of the firm, | Austin WSB severely stabbed in the shoulder. Mathews says the cutting was accidental. Austin was the aggressor and was choking Mathews, ss stated. It is I now said that Austin acquits Mathews of any blame in the matter. Austin is | not badly hart Don’t mr there is no help for catarrh, hay fcv«*r and oold in the head, oinoe thousands teat fy that Ely’s Cream Balm has entirely cured them. It supersedes the dangerous use of liquids and snuffs. It is easily applied into the nostrils and gives relief atones. Price SO cents.    __ Terrible Herm Is Casson, Feb. 25<—A terrible snow raged at Lake Tahoe yesterday. A small crafts were smashed to pieces; wharves were severely shaken aad houses damaged. Snow is drifting along the road hora, covering the station houses sad burying the logging camps. Reports of Serious Wreck ace bf Wind aad Water From Various Pointe Louisville, Ky., Feb. 25.—The storm of Monday night worked great destruction with th* telegraph service, and not a word of direct communication can be had with the south. Until eleven o'clock to-night all connection with southern states was cut off, but at that time the Western Union succeed ed in getting a wire to Chattanooga. It is impossible to ascertain anything about the damage done to either wire houses or the people, or even to find out the area covered by the storm. DAMAGE TO RAILROAD PROPERTY. Indianapolis, Feb. 25,—Considerable damage was done to railroad property all over Indiana by heavy rains In this city and vicinity bridges were washed away, and cellars flooded in parts of the city. A Sentinel special from Brazil says the Evansville and Terre Haute’s bridge over the Ell river is badly weakened. Franklin is practically cut off from railroad communication. NEARLY A CYCLONE. Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 25 —The storm here last night nearly reached the proportion of a cyclone. The new cotton ompresB near the denot, a brick mill and the Northern Methodist church were completely wrecked and many houses damaged Trees were unrooted and tossed about like straws. In the business portion of the city not much damage was done beyond tearing down signs and breakiog windows. A severe wind and rain storm visited Memphis again this morning but beyond a general prostration of the wires no serious damage was done here. At Browisville half the business portion of the town was badly wrecked and many residences damaged. Sofar no fatalities are reported, bat the lack of wires makes communication difficult MANY BUILDINGS WRECKED. St. Louis, Feb. 25.—The Post-Dispatch specials report that a terrible hurricane swept over part of northern Texas this morning. The Masonic hall Gainesville wee torn im pieces, the house unroofed, the Saute Fe depot wrecked aad some twenty buildings blown down. Nobody was killed but several persons were more or lees injured. THE STORM OI TENNESSEE. Nashville, Fab. 26.—Lest night’s storm did considerable damage in this section of the state but not in the immediate vicinity of Nashville. The Cumberland river aad all streams are rising rapidly. Several holmes were unroofed la neighboring towns but no fatalities reported. AT LIMA, OHIO. Lima, Fab. 25 —There are heavy damages here from the flood. Many county bridges have been swept away aad also a railroad bridge of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton. No loss of life is reported as yet, but heavy damages to houses and crops AH Hv*ry Effort Being Put Forth bf the Democrats to Make It a Site*** Special to Th* Hawk-Eys. Des Moines, Feb. 25.—Governor-Elect Boies arrived this morning and is quartered at the Savory. Mr. Boies impresses every one favorably and gives one the idea he will be glad when all the show and feather is over and he can settle down to business. The democrats are straining every nerve in their preparation and the only danger of failure lies in the fact that they may try to do too much. They generally discussed cold snap to-day. Both Wilson and Hamilton are at work on committees and find the task no easy one._ CONFL AGR ATH) NE. County Court Hone* and Rooord* Burned at Yaa*oiv*r, Washington. Vancouver, Wash., Feb. 25.—Early this morning the court house and jail burned, together with most of the county records. The building was valued at $50,000; partly insured. The cause of the fire is unknown. A KEOKUK FIRM SCORCHED. Special to xh* Hawk rf?i Keokuk, Feb. 25.—Fire originating from an over-heated store in the Bazaar dry goods store this morning, caused several thousand ddllars damage. Fully insured. in1 A MOTHER’S VOW. Sh* Threatens to Kill Hor Boy’* Murderer- Chicago, Feb. 25 —Patrick Mulhearn on trial for the murder of Michael Breen had a narrow escape to-day. The dead man’s mother was in court acting very nervously and while moving about a large revolver fell from her dress pocket. A policeman seized it before she could recover it. Mrs. Breen became hysterical and declared she would kill her boy’s murderer lf it was the last act of her life. She was taken away by her friends. A Copyright League. , Chicago, Feb. 25.—The -western branch of the American Copyright League was organized here to night at the residence of Mrs. Potter Palmer. Among the officers and council of the new league are A. C. McClurg, president; Franklin MacVeagh, Joseph Kirk-lrnd and Professor David 8wing, vie* presidents; Marshall Field, Charles L. Hutchinson, George A. Amour, Mrs. Potter Palmer. Mrs. Wert Dexter, Captain Charles King, Mrs Henrotin and Mary Hartwell Catherwood. Resolutions were adopted endorsing the Chace-Breckinridge copyright bill and urging upon congress the necessity for the immediate passage of said bill. Inhuman Evictors. Pittsburg, Feb. 25.—The eviction of tenants on the land of the bankrupt Graff Bennett Iron Works, was pushed to-day in the driving rain, and it rivaled the f cenes so often cabled from Ireland. Every door of the twenty-five in “Little Limerick” was barred, but that of Mrs. Lynch first pushed open and she with seven small children were dumped out on the wet ground with her ruined household effects. Most of families were ejected. No serious trouble oc curred, but were ominous growls from the gathering crowd. A Horrible Deati. Special to Ta Hawk-Eys. Quincy, 111., Feb 25 —Advices from Clayton are to the effect that a little colored girl, aged about seven years, was burned to death, her clothes having taken fire from matches. Before dying the child, in her agony, tore large quantities of burned flesh from her body. A Bank Wrecker InGlcteG. New York, Feb. 25.—The grand jury to-day found two indictments against Cashier Vanzandt, of the Lennox Hill bank, in connection with the bank wrecking. Vanzandt has been arrested. Ex-President Wallick has also been in* dieted for perjury. of the national league, delivered a very lengthy address. The president, secretaries and other official were re-elected by acclamation. The election of two delegates-at-large to the national convention resulted in the selection of Senator Matthews, of Urbana, and Captain Healy, of Chicago, with J. B. Barnes, of Peoria, and Edward H. Morris, a colored lawyer of Chicago, as alternates. The committee on resolutions reported the following which were read and adopted unanimously: Whereas, The campaign of 1890 approaches, and it is highly appropriate that the Republican League of Illinois should meet in convention for the purpose of aligning the party for the contest, and Whereas, it is the function of the republican league of this state and nation not to lay down platforms or dictate politics or policies But to consolidate and enthuse all element of the party for active work in the campaign and for ac cepting and carrying to victory the nominations made by the national and state conventions, therefore ba it Resolved, that this convention express its admiration for the achievement of | the republican party and its abiding faith in its triumphs in the future. Resolved, That we fully appreciate the grand work of the republican clubs of this state in the triumphs of the campaign of 1888 which fully justifies the continuance and perfection of their organization and we confidently expect that the work in future to be even more active and effective than heretofore. Resolved, That we heartily indorse the national and state administration and the work of our senators and representatives in congress on behalf of the whole people. Resolved, That we heartily indorse the action of the republican members of the present house of representatives for breaking down that hoary falsehood which enables members to be absent for legislation and present for mischief, and in adopting a code of rules which gives the majority the constitutional power to legislate and robs the democratic mem bers of their chief function—that of obstructionists. Resolved, that the republican party has heretofoie met boldly and squarely all economic questions, and that we com mend to the careful consideration of the approaching state conventions all the questions relating to labor, capital, agriculture, manufacturing, taxation and suffrage, and we express our unwavering faith in its wisdom and ability to meet fairly all these living sud important issues The convention adjourned at five o’clock. Forty-two delegates were selected to the national convention to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 4th. To-night a public reception was tendered the delegates and public at the executive mansion by Governor and Mrs. Fifer, assisted by state officers and their wives. _ A UNION LABOR CONFERENCE. grand jury this afternoan indicted them charges of grave robbery and con-ring to commit felony The penalties en these charges range from three to fourteen years’ imprisonment. The college faculty jiave engaged eminent counsel to defend the doct rs. The state will make a spirited effort to convict them. The negro boy killed in the fight was buried by the college to-day. GENERAL foreign news. . the Kansas Resolutions Adopted nt City Meeting Kansas City, Feb. 25 —A conference of the Union labor party in which a majority of the members of the national executive committee and a number of members of the party at large are taking part, began here to day. Resolutions were adopted congratulating the partv upon its fight in the campaign of 1888 which was characterized by the “most extravagant, corrupt and shameless use of money by the democratic and republican parties ever witnessed in the United States. Although there has been a change in the administration there has been no change in the policy calculated to relieve the agricultural and industrial classes.” Allegiance to the Union labor party is reaffirmed and renewed efforts are urged upon the reforms advocated in the plotform of 1888 relating to finance, transportation, land, and the suppression of trusts, as all evils whicn now afflict the agricultural and industrial classes have their origin in these questions. The Knights of Labor, Wheel, Farmers’ Alliance, Farmers’ Mutual Benefit Assao elation, and Patrons of Husbandry are invited to incorporate with the party in the campaign of 1890. A Demonstration la Favor of Siberia* Political Prisoners I ondon, Feb. 25.—A committee has b el appointed for the purpose of endeavoring to secure a mitigation of the severe treatment accorded to political prisoners in Siberia. A demonstration is to be held in Hyde Park, March 9, in favor of the prisoners now in exile in Si beria. AN ALLEGED BARGAIN. London. Feb. 25.—There is a great deal of agitation in parliamentary circles over the allegation made by Chamberlin in a letter to the limts, that the Gladstone party made a bargain with the Parnell party to prejudice undenominational education, agreeing to abandon their opposition to Catholic schools for Irish support on other things. Morley and belton have been interviewed en the subject and deny any such compact. YOUNG LINCOLN VERY LOW. London, Feb. 25—Young Abraham Lincoln is very low to-night. He is now breathing very heavy in great pain, and has occasional convulsions. Specialists who have seen him in consultation, are hopeless of his recovery. Nevertheless the wonderful power of recuperation he has hitherto shown is regarded as a point that may yet save him. COBB'8 THREAT. London, Feb. 25.—Cobb, a radical, gave notice in the commons to day that if Smith’s motion, asking the house to adopt the report of the Parnell commission with Lewis’ amendment censuring the Parnellite8, is cai Tied, he would move a resolution declaring the house deplores that it appears at the time Parnell engaged in the treasonable conspiracies, many members of the government, especially Salisbury and Balfour, were in close alliance and treaty with those members, and therefore Salisbury and other members of the government deserve the severest condemnation. accepted the invitation London, Feb. 25.—England and Belgium have accepted the invitation of Germany to take part in a labor confer ence. SEVENTY MURDERED BABIES Warsaw, Russia, Feb. 25.—The police now report that the bodies of seventy murdered babies have been found in a cellar in the house of a mid-wife at Sko blinski. THE RUSSIAN MINISTER INSTRUCTED. St Petersburg, Fe* “ —Baroi) Des truve, tho Russian minister at Washington, has been instructed to present the views of his government pending the Behring flea negotiations at Washington, particularly touching the protection of seals during the breeding season. A NEW RULE IN THE CHAMBER. Paris, Feb. 25 —The chamber of deputies to-day made a new rule for the government of its proceedings, with particular reference to thq recalcitrant deputies, who, being called to order, declined to take their Bf ate, or when otherwise referred to, insolently defy the command of the speaker; so that the authority of the house a9 represented by the speaker is seldom re-pected, unless actual force is appealed to. The trouble reached a climax in the recent revolt of the Bou langists, who practically made a riot in the house The new rule affixes a penalty for every refusal on the part of a member to obey the order of ‘ne president. The penalty is thai members shall be suspended during the thirty-sixth bm aion of the chamber This new rule was voted by 277 to 237._ THE SH a DOW OF DEATH. Special to Tax Hawk-Rn. Creston, Iowa, Feb. 25 —Bjb Nevens attempted to assault a young girl at Murray, a small station east of here, last night. A Chicago, Burlington and Quincy section foreman named Frack interfered, when Nevens drew a revolver and shot him dead.) He was captured a mile east of town an hour later and lodged in the Clark county jail. Strong talk of lynching was indulged in prior to his capture. The shot took effect in the left breast of deceased and penetrated the neart and through the body. The prisoner went immediately to Osceola and gave himself up. and this morning was held to answer by Justice Trent for murder. The matter will come before the April court. Confessed Murder. Council Bluffs, Feb. 25.—Neal, the accused slayer of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, near South Omaha, was brought up from Kansas City Sunday He has made a full confession of the part he took in the tragedy and has been fully identified He denies all complicity in the murder, except a guilty knowledge of the crime He says the deed was done by Joe 8hel-lenberger. _ Fatal AMtaant *o a Hinter. Cedar Rapids. Feb 25 — John Brandy. aged 17, of Urbano. while hunting Monday accidentally discharged his gun The charge struck him under the chin and ranged upward, injuring him so that he cannot live. forfeit of $3,000.00, which had not been required till the bid of $88,100.00 wee made. His bid was not accepted. President Block, of the Iowa and Nebraska, said that the road had been A WOULD-BE I I bought in the interest of his company. It was their intention to make the road a standard gauge, and it would be extended to Ottumwa. He would not state anything further, but was satisfied that if tho sale wa% confirmed Ft. Madison would receive a first-class and substantial road. It is the opinion of Master in Chancery Lomax and Attorney Anderson, of Keokuk, that the sale of tim road this time will be confirmed by Judge Love. Should this prove to be a fact, FL Madison will enjoy the benefits of an excellent road. Assault Down in THE X til-9 A A. C JC LM AGUE. at Aurora Aa Organisation Effected Hit* et s. Special to Tri Ha we-Era Dubuque, lo., Fab 25 —The base ball meeting at Aurora to-uay. was attended by representatives from Ottumwa, Monmouth, Joliet. Aurora and Dubuque, and a league was formed. The salary limit was fixed at $700 a month and That any violation was to be punished with a heavy fin*: that no Sunday games are to be allowed; that visiting clubs are t) be given a guarantee of $50 a game Prob able members of the league are Aurora, M nrcoutf, Joliet, 8treater. Richford, Elgin and Freeport, Illinois; Bsloti, Wisconsin, aad Dub'-que. Ottumwa, Davenport. Mu caline, Ft. Msd s n and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Tne season will be five months. Three more clubs will be admitted at the next meeting Lee Crushed in a Hey Frees. Rolfe, lo., Feb 25.—Mr. Ole 8abr, while feeding a hay press close to town Saturday afternoon, had his leg so badly mashed that it is now thought ampuls tion a necessity. Woman*’ Foreign Minion Society. Keokuk, Feb. 25 —April 16 and 17 the annual convention of the Womans’ Foreign Missionary society of the west, of the Baptist church, will be held in this city. There will probably be two hundred delegates present, representing the great west._ Kcfased a Good Offer. Keokuk, Feb. 25.—Rev. J. C. Maple, pastor of the First Biptist church, has been offered tho presidency cf the Female Baptist College at Lexington, Mo Dr. Maple refused the flattering offer, he preferring the pastorate here to college work._ Silver Wedding Anniversary. Keokuk, Feb. 25 — Mr. and Mrs. J. W Matheney celebrated their twenty-fifth or silver wedding anniversary at their home on Ridge, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth, last evening. It was an I enjoyable affair._ No*Committee Sent to «. til sago. Stuart, Feb. 25 —The report published in a Des Moines paper that Stuart has sent a delegation to Chicago to protest against the removal of the shops to Des Moines is untrue. Stuart feels perfectly safe on that score. Kiokai’* Opera Hoaee. Special to Tux Hawk-Eye. Keokuk, la., Feb. 25.—The Keokuk opera hou*e was leased last night to Dave L. Hughes for three years, the terms of the lease being $4 500 payable in monthly installments. Mr. Hughes was the manager of the house for the first three years of its existence and made a decided success of this business. BKU XA* AT DAY. The Oatragers of Old Led? Moore aa Trial a* inaiUbaiK Special toTbe Hawk-Ky*. Emmitsburg, Feb. 25 —Today occurred the trial of the two criminals, Heil and Cullen, who were indicted by the grand jury for committing the diabolical outrage on old lady Moore last week. Every body is indignant over the affair and wants them punished to the full extent of the law. A petition was signed by over fifty of the best ladies of the city petitioning County At torney O’Conner to procure assistant counsel so ai to convict them It waa decided by the state to accept assistant counsel aud they will certainly get the benefit of the law_ Mt. Alban Matters. Corre*pondence of Tai Hawk-Ktb. Mt. Auburn, Iowa, Feb. 24.—A high fall of snow came Saturday covering the ground to the depth of two inches. A social dance was held at the residence of Mr. E. Call last I hursday evening Mr. H. Lowie rf Tipton. Cedar county, bought of Mr Frank Unger of this place a car load of fine cattle for feeding and shipped them to his place last Wed-| nesday. Mr Perry Abbott was in the south | part of the state last week looking over I a farm which he is thinking of buying. The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern has been laying a new sidewalk from the depot west one block. It has been needed for some time. RAILROAD MATTERS. OM HS Witte’s drug store OM UC* Imperil OM B«air*< im, Pe, Fib. 26.—Yesterday afternoon as the westbound passenger train reached the OM kindred tad fifty foot high bridge over Walnut Creek, ■ ■■ Chicago, Feb. 25.—A bill in equity was filed in the federal court to-day by [the Montgomery Palace Stock Car company, demanding the modest sum of | $3 000,000 damages from tbs Street Cable j Car line for alleged illegal appropriation I end use of the patents for stock can. Appete*** en tee MaeHy] Railroad ay stem. Evansville, Ind., Fed 25.—President Macky of the Macky system of railroads has appointed G J. Graatman traffic manager of the entire system with headquarters at Evansville; George W. Souls, general manager,‘and D. R. Patterson, general superintendent, with headquarters at Chicago. SANTA FE EATING HOUSES. Fort Madison, Feb 25 —The res ti bule dining can on the Chicago, San Fransisco & California are losing about $600 monthly. They have been run on the system on account of the absence of eating houses. It is now rumored that the company will discontinue the can and erect a large hotel at this place, similar to those at Topeka, Newton, Hutchinson and other points on their line in Kansas and Colorado, which are paying concerns. It is farther stated that the depot building at the foot of Chestnut street will be raised another story for use as a general office, while the new hotel will be erected to the west of it The latter project ie merely the substance of a rumor not yet verified, but there is no doubt but that the plans of the company for this year embody the removal of the west end offices up town. A RAILROAD RUMOR. Special to Tm Rawk-btk. Osceola, la, Feb. 25 —It is ram ired abound town that the Des Moines and Kansas (Sty railroad will be broadened cut to a standard gnage in the coming spring. This is necessary in order to do Funeral of Join* Jaoob Astor In New YerR. New Yore, Feb. 25.—At Trinity chapel this morning funeral services were held over the remains of the late John Jacob Astor. The body was taken to Trinity cemetery and laid beside that I of Mrs. Astor. MRS LOVEL GREELY DEAD. Cleveland Feb. 25.—Mrs. Lovel Greely, a sister cf' the late Horace Greely, died last nightat Spring Creek, Pennsylvania. A MILLIONAIRE DEAD South Bend, Ind., Feb. 25—Alexis | Ccquiilard, the millionaire wagon manu* I f acturer, died at Battle Creek this morning.    _ Hoc Thieve* In H aa coe 3. Connty Sped*! to Tn Ha wk-UTX Carthage IIL, Feb. 25.—Numerous thefts of hogs have been made in the vicinity cf La Harpe and Blandinsville, lately. Some herds have been almost entirely stolen. Some unknown thieves stole five hogs from Robert Themas’ farm one night recently and sold them to Cory & Co., of Keokuk, for $52 50 Thomas found the hogs at the yards cf Cory & Co., Saturday, and sold them te the firm for $52.50, There is no clue to the thieves._________ Left tm Pariah New York, Feb 25.—Captain Turner of the American schooner Harry Prescott reports that on February 8 he taw in the vicinity of Hatteras shoals a three-masted schooner dismasted and waterlogged with four men clinging to the bark Owing to the dangerous sea he was unable to rescue them_ Te Settle tee Befcrteg See Dispel* Ottawa, Feb. 25.—Sir John MacDonald announced in the commons that Tupper, the minister of marine and fish aries, had gone to Washington to assist in the negotiations now in progress for the settlement of the Behring sea dis till business along its line- I* raw through one of the beat sections in Iowa I mite. and is s well managed road under its I A century of prrwreae __,    present officers. There are immewlrmnedyequai to Eiy*ei raging here, the worst that has visited us I quantities of corn cribbed alongst* line I ___ „    .this    winter.    The    thermometer indicates I f ^r shipment Osceola is it* division    a Saantown, the engineer found rn man in (six degrees below lero.    |    station and here is bleated its shops, A BUzfeirS at Spirit Lane. I Special to THS Hawk-Kyk. Spirit Lake, Feb. 26.—A blizzard Isl Aaa not _ for cor _ tee beard and bey fever. It is era an off, but Is perfectly safe ____ spoiled    into    tee    nostril*. It give* immediate relief and ears* tee worst eases. A Miner Measled Special to the Hawk-Kyx. Des Moines, Feb. 25 —James K. Fur* guBon, a miner working in the south coon mine, waa severely injured early this morning He waa preparing to make a blast when a large solid mass of slate caved down upon him, his legs were caught and pinned to the floor, crushing them badly._ A New ( tareh Dedicated Marshalltown, la., Feb. 25 —Tne new Congregational church here was dedicated Sunday evening, President Gates, cf Iowa college, delivering the dedication address There was an indebtedness cf about $3 OOO on the socie ty, $2,200 of which was raised at the forenoon meeting and most of the balance at the evening meeting. The ladies’ society a suited the balance. Tne new edifice is a fine and commodious place of worship. There is a large membership here,_ Mashed avanters. Special to Tbs Hawk-Eye. Dubuque, Feb 25 — One evening lately about twelve o’clock a man named Tyler, living on Jackson Boulevard, was aroused by a knock at his door Receiv ing no answer to his repeated inquiries as to who was there, he procured a re volver and opened the door. Three masked men confronted and started to wards him, when he discharged the revolver at them and they Aid, evidently unhurt. _._ Iaaugaratioa Order* Des Moines, Feb. 25 —Adjutant General Beeson has issued the following order in connection with the approaching inauguration: “The following details are hereby ordered for escort duty on the occasion of the inaugural ceremonies, Thursday, February 27: “I. Company H, Second regiment, Captain Charles Willner commanding; Camnany H, Sixth regiment Ceptain C. E. Foster commanding; Company A Fourth regiment Captain C. D. Hayden commanding; Company G, Second regi anent, Captain G H Wheelock commanding; Company A, Third regiment, Cap tain John T. Hume commanding; Company H, Third regiment, Captain J. C Loher commanding; Third Regiment band, T. A. Hafner, drum wa jar. “2. Col. J. G Gilchrist, Third regiment will have command of the escort, and Lieutenant Thomas B Wa.es, Jr., will act as adjutant ‘*3 Captains Willner, Foster, Hayden, and Wheelock will, upon their arrival in Des Moines, report to Colonel Gilchrist at the armory of Company A, Third regiment    • ‘ 4 Full-dress Untied States regulation uniforms, with helmets, will be worn during the parade, unless tim weather is too cold or stormy to permit, in Which case the fatigue suit, with overcoat and cap, will be used ”_ SOLD AGAIN. Tbs Tart Madison Narrow Gait* KBoosted Dowa for #53,700 Special to Tux Hawk-ETB Fort Madison, Feb, 25.—The Fort Madison and Northwestern railway was sold to day in the office of the receiver. The bidding began at eleven and at two thirty the road was knocked down to Mr. Willard Block of Des Moines, repre-| cantative of the Iowa and Nebraska railway for $38,100.00, subject to tax and right of way tinea, amounting to $15 -1800 OO, making the total price $5$ 700 OO. S. G Wheeler, as trusted, who made bi* i first bid at $33 600 OO, made a final bid of $38 200 00 but declined to dep sit a A HUMA KUK a Dr.VIL It Resulted In u t ©en Faust for u Fanil? of Negroes, Texarkana, Ark., Fob 25 —A colored family living in Bwampoodle have been troubled for several nights by a noiso in and around their house and in the loft. The family had about concluded that the devil had taken up his abode in the house top. They told the neighbors that the place was haunted and that they could hear the devil crawling up the planks on the outride and slip in. They also described the noise he made in the loft. Sunday the family gathered several of their immediate neighbors and made a search for his satanic majesty. They tore off several planks from the gable end of the house where the ghost, goblin or devil had been heard to enter, and imagine their surprise at finding a big fat coon asleep in the feathers of half a score of chickens and duck** which he had captured in that virinty. . Mr. Coon soon had his hide off, and his body was put in a pot, and ere this hi* coonship has disappeared from sight forever. _ DUDLEY’* FICKL.K Hts Application to Vacate th* Greer For His Exaaeliiatloa Uefnsed. New York, Feb. 25.—Judge Patterson, of the supreme court, to day decided the application of Colonel Dudley to vacate the order for his examination before the trial in the suit brought by him against the Preta Publishing company to recover $1)0,000 for alleged liable in the publication of ’he “block* of five” letter. Dudley’s counsel cla ms be had been in the state *once the order was granted but the j ?ve /»dd that Dudley has avoided the utrvic.e of the order and cannot expect consideration from the court when he refuse# to submit himself to its jurisdiction KU iNED BY K 7.7.LR MENT. A C hicago Hoot    nan*    Coaspaay Fail for *100,000. Chicago, Feb. 25 —Tina afternoon A. G. Leonard & Co , boot and shoe manufacturers made an assignment, the liabil-ites and assets being placed at $100,000 .each The immediate cause of the assignment wa^ tim failure to meet payment due on the new factory at DeKalb, illinois. The real trouble it is claimed was the embezzlement of Jarge ■urns of money by the firm s foreman. 8 M. Cnt-l ter. The amount of the embezzlement is not yet learned but the firm claim he his bean robbing them systematical Iv for eighteen month* Cutter has been missing several days and is thought to be in Canada__ Ordained Flit? Ynra Indianapolis. Feb 25 -To-day the Right Reverend Mor signor Becomes, v:ca general of the diocese Vincenie*. celebrated the fiftieth anneversary of bis ordination a priest. Many distinguished prelates were present from ail over the country. _ Although many remedies are pushed into the market by spicy advertisment* Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup takes the lead and druggists sell more than ever before. Price only 25 cents Mrs Crow. ‘ Chile, buy a bottle de Salvation Oil, it cure your rheumatis sart'in.” 25 cents. 8aii^i«« u» is* Hest All are entitled to the best that their money will buy, so every family should have, at once, bo**!'- rt *he best family remedy, Syrup of Figs to cleanse the system when costive or bilious, For sale in 50c and $1.00 bottles by ab leading druggista    _ Th* Tv ala Dlspateher Erred Peoria, Feb 25.—Through an error of a train dispatcher two Like Brie sad Western freight trains collided at Hilton the morning One Wakeman was killed and another badly injured. Forty cars were wrecked._ Of WO***, Nausea, indigestion, bloating, ventral debility. DEPRESSION, SLEEPLESSNESS, liver and Kidney trouble* and Kindred affections permanently nuroA bv ti ain* Mernfre’fl CundT»T*nm TE* Hilliard Tewraaaaeat New York Feb 25 —The eight guam of the billiard tournament was played tonight between Heifer and Blossom The score: 81cason WO. Heifer 382 Highest runs: Sioeaon 87 and 55, Heifer 141 and 127 Averages: Blocton 17 24-87, Heifer 14 4-27    ,_r Hood’s Sarsaparilla poeaa po vert exclusive v im own, and It -peculiar to itself.” Be ear* to ;