Burlington Hawk Eye, February 27, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - February 27, 1890, Burlington, Iowa n mm?THE BURLINGTON HAWKE Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, 1890. A KEETON SF THE SPECIAL HOUSE COK I1TTEE YESTERDAY. Costested Election Cases Called Up in the House—The Senate Session— Pensions and N oui nations— Was kins: ton News* Washington, Fob. 26.—The special bouse committee on the world’s fair met this morning to begin the completion of the bill to give effect to the decision of the house. Hitt said Chicago would leave the matter of appropriation to meet the cost of the government exhibit and government buildings to the house. As to the incorporation provision it was regarded as essential that the bill contain some provision recognizing the present incorporation which was organized under the Illinois law, and it was desirable that one-half of the one hundred incorporators should be appointed by the mayor of Chicago, a democrat, and one half by the governor, a republican. The only amendment the Chicago psople had to suggest to the provision for incorporation was that it should be stipulated that the commissioners should be divided equally between the two great political parties. Flower moved the appointmeht of a subcommittee to draft a Chicago fair bill, and it was adopted without division. The subcom mitten, which was immediately appointed, consists of Chairman Chandler, and Messrs. Hitt and Springer. Upon motion of Frank, a bill was referred to the subcommittee to insert the name of Chicago as the site for the fair. Springer offered a resolution which was adopted, calling on the secretary of the treasury for an estimate of the sum necessary for the election of government buddings necessary at Chicago and for making a suitable exhibit in behalf of the government. public sale in spite of the interference of the pope. The sale is the outcome of a quarrel between mother Superior Alphonse and Bishop Phelan, who deposed mother Alphonse and placed another sister in charge. The property is valued at 1400,000. ems ax. washington news Hearts* Before the He vee A art eel-tarsi Committee. Washington, Feb. 24—The committee on agriculture to day continued hearing on the bills for the regulation and taxation of manufactured lard, compound or adulterations of Isnt The first speaker was W. J, Curtis, representing N. K Fairbank A Co, of Chicago. He was in opposition to the bills. He said the influence of such legislation as is proposed would be most pernicious, resulting in the destruction or damaging of one busi ness at the expense of another. If any legislation was deemed necessary the bill introduced by McClsmmy, of the com mitten, which puts the refiners of lard as well as packers, under requirement to tell the consumer what he is purchasing will be satisfactory to the compound lard men John M Oliver, Fairbanks’ attorney, asserted the proposed legislation would destroy the business of manufacturers of iard compounds, to the delight of the makers of prime steam lard. Oliver re&u the affidavits of Weston, a chemist in the employ of Fairbanks, showing that “prime steam lard” bought by the firm varies greatly in quality, some of it being wholly unlit for food and is made into lard oil. Adjourned until Friday. NOMINATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT. The president to day sent to the senate the following nominations: Receivers of public moneys—Albert L. Towle, at O’Neill, Neb.; Mark M. Neeves, at Sidney, Neb ; Wm. Harvey Clark, at Lin coin, Neb. Supervisors of census—Iowa: Bradbury W. Hight, third district; John W. Near, fourth. Illinois; John A Bailey, third.* THEIR DAY TO HOWL. I 5. J THS 8 JSN ATB. A lively Tilt—The Blair Educational Bill. Washington. Feb. 26 —Chandler presented a petitiion from Union county, Arkansas, representing that at the last state election a reign of terror prevailed; that armed mobs paraded the county day and night, terrorizing the white and shooting and whipping the colored voters: that ballot boxes were carried off; and asking for the protection guaranteed by the constitution. The introduction of I this petition was the cause of an extremely personal debate between Chandler, Harris and Berry. The petition with several others from Arkansas were finally referred to the committee on privileges and election*. The business on the calendar was then taken up and twenty-six pension and private bills were passed. The Blair educational bill was then taken up Mr. Ingalls inquired as to when the bill would likely be disposed of, remarking that it Btood in the way of many important measures, and giving notice he would insist that its consideration should procead with dispatch Mr. Reagan then addressed the senate in opposition to the bill. He described tho bill as offering a bribe of $79,000,000 to the states if they would consent to accept it as the price for the destruction of the right of local self-government and as imposing on them the humiliating j condition of approving, b7 an affirmative act of legislation, the policy of the bill. In the interest of the cause, education to prevent the federal government from being converted into a despotism and avoid additional I fruitful cause for sectional strife and agitation, he hopes for the defeat of the bill by the senate. Mr Wilson, of Maryland, also argued | against the constitutionality of the bill. Mr. Butler offered a resolution, which was agreed to, authorizing a select committee of five civilized tribes of Indians to investigate the status of negotiation between the United States government] and the Cherokee tribe of Indians in re lation to the Cherokee outlet, with power j to send four persons and papers. After an executive session the senate ] adjourned. Tis Democrat* Intend to Make the Moat of To-Day’a Exercise*. Th* Hawk-Eye Bureau, Capitol Building, Des Moines, la., Fen. 26. The preparations for the inaugural proceeds bravely, and the town is rapidly filling up with enthusiastic democrats. The parade promises to be quite an extended one notwithstanding the threatening weather. The place where the exercises will be held has baen changed about six times to day and the latest program decided on late to-night is to hold the convention and inaugural ceremonies in the hall of the house of representatives. As this will only accommodate about twelve hundred people strong pressure will be brought to bear in the morning to have it changed to the open air if the weather moderates at all. The Chicago club and Bt. Joseph contingent will arrive in the morning. To-morrow will be a democratic day without any mistake THE LEGISLATURE Des Moines, Feb. 26 — When the house convened to day it was found there were still quite a number of absentees. Little of importance was ac complished. A concurrent resolution was passed to have committees appointed to examine into the advisability of removing the old battle flags to the new capitol. In the senate a number of petitions were presented from all over the state asking the re-relection of Allison; also several on text books. Both houses adjourned until to-morrow at two o’clock, when they will attend the inauguration in a body. DB MOCH ACY ON WHEELS. Tkelr XHB HOUSE. Tile Atklneon-Peedleton Confest Case Celled ap. Washington, Feb. 26.—In the house Mr. Rowell, of Illinois, called up the contested election case of Atkinson vs. Pendleton, from the first district of West Virginia. It was agreed that six hours debate should be allowed, after which the previous question is to to considered as ordered. The case of the contestant was championed by Powell, and Pendle ton’s claims were maintained by O’Fer-rail. Rowell was seconded by Lacey of Iowa, and O’FerraU by Wilson, of Mis souri All speeches were confined to an analysis of the evidence and was uninteresting. The only life infused into the debate was contributed by Greenholge, who, while addressing himself to the evi-deace’.did so with such quiet sarcasm as to elicit laughter and applause from both sides of the house. In conclusion he paid a warm tribute to Pendleton for the dignity and courtesy with which he had conducted the case, and said he had proved to the house and the country that ’the grand old name of gentleman” with the nobility, manhood and refinement that it implies, has not lost all honor and respect in the first legislative body in the world—the congress of the United States. Pending further debate the house adjourned. _ THOSS BX AMINATION PAPBB8. IaTNtlfittsf tke Chinle Aimless tis Civil Ber vl se Comart celom. Washington. Feb, 26 —The investiga tion into the charges ageinst the civil service commission was resumed, to-day Ex-Commissioner Oberly went over the Campbell examination-paper matter and •aid be did not think Campbell’s |offdnse was such as to call for his dismissal Miss Dabney, who first told Commissioner Oberly of the papers, said when she went to Fiynn for instructions he offered to sell for $25 a list of questions which would be asked. But she did not have the money. She failed at the ex amination on account of sickness and afterwards on a friend’s advice told Oberly of the offer made her. Later at Oberly’s request she borrowed the pa pen of Fiynn. Oberly here took the stand again and showed the papers obtained of Flynn were not secured by the latter untill after the examination. Flynn was called and said he received the papers from a Mn. Smith; they were old ana of no importance. Miss Dabney took them away without his permission. He declared her statement that he wanted to sell the papen was false. Campbell testified in the same tine Lyman and Oberly but there was a conflict in his testimony as to whether he copied the papen bef ore or after Mrs Saith asked for them. The next charge was that Edmund D. Bailey was promoted from clerk to stenographer when the commission had a more competent and deserving Commissioner Lyman said Bailey promoted because of seniority. The work also was not exclusively graphic. _ Tke Chicago Delegation on Way to Dee Molnee. Special to The Havk-Byx. Dubuque, Feb. 26 —About 8 a. rn. the members of the county democracy of Cjok county met in Battery D armory at Chicago, and preceded by the Sixth Regiment band marched down to the C., St. P. & K C. depot and took possession of their special train Immediately following the band in the procession were two banners with inscriptions “County Democracy of Cook County, Incorporated 1882,” and “Come to the Chicago World’s Fair in 1892.” The train to bear them on their trip to Iowa’s capital wa** made up of four sleepers two day coaches and one combination car. On the front end of the locomotive was a large portrait of Governor Boies, while the rest of the engine was handsomely decorated. There were 216 members of the democracy to be cared for besides the band. The train had been specially chartered and was to run according to the inclinations of the passengers. All along the line the train was enthusiastically greeted The first stop was made at St, Charles, Illinois, where a large and enthusiastic crowd greeted the short haired democracy of Chicago. Under command of Captain Farrell. Marshall, Mike McDonald and their assistance led by President John P. Hopkins, the whole company went out on the platform where local democrats had mustered a band to receive them. The depot was profusely decorated and the side of the building towards Chicago having a large banner inscribed “The world’s fair for Chicago, Cleveland for Washington 1892.” The members formed in fours and marched up the rough town then back to their train. At Sycamore, the next stop, the depot was decorated and a crowd was present to receive the visitors. Stillman Valley went still further for warmly receiving the travelers. Local democrats had prepared a banner, saying: “Hurrah for Cregier and Boies,” and when the train came in it was presented with due ceremony. At Dubuque the train was met by a large concourse of citizens with B. B.* Richards acting ss guide. The whole company paraded the streets for about half an hour and then went to the hotel for supper. The visitors remained in town till about ten o’clock when they left accompanied by the Governor’s Grays. The Key City democratic dub left here early in the evening to take part in the festivities at Des Moines tomorrow. A S CABBING AFFRAY. BISMARCK’S SCHEME. HE IS READY TD EEEI SUPPORT IKONS WI FORKER OPPONENTS, The Crashing Liberal Victory—BrtkiPs For ign Enemies—Miss Langtry as “Rosalind” - Beheading the Morocco Rebels. no Berlin, Feb. 26.—While there is doubt of the elections of Saturday being a sweeping liberal victory and completely smashing the cartel by which Bismarck governs even the most sanguine liberals do not expect the chancellor will dissolve parliament and call new elections. He knows too well that a new ballot with the present state of public opinion would bring even a more crushing defeat. Bismarck is an adept at massing the working majority from whatever parties to suit his purposes utterly regardless of their former affiliations. His friends firmly believe he will find a way out of the present crisis, but while all Europe is watching for some move on the chancellor’s part to indicate his plans he remains a sphinx. One of Bismarck’s brightest parliamentary allies was asked what the chancellor would do. From all I can learn,” was the answer, “he will repeat the tactics which have so often proved victorious. He will throw overboard the national liberals and form a combination of the conservative Catholic parties. Both are pro tectiomsts and both are opposed to liberalism. This move may result in the formation of a great literal party, The national liberals, disowned by the chan cello", will again join the progressist party, offering stout opposition to the chancellor. Mind, I distinctly say to the chancellor and not to the emperor. While the latter is opposed to the socialist law he seeks labor reform, which is a thing Bismarck does not like.” “The question will then be a conflict between Bismarck and the emporer?’* “Not to amount to anything. Bismarck may make some show cf opposition at first, but will ultimately yield to the wishes of the sovereign. He will not resign, but will probably leave the management of internal affairs to others. few more days will tell the story There will be a complete change of parliamentary parties. Bismarck will still be chancellor, and with his usual genius will pluck victory from the jaws of de horn feat.” TUE EMPEROR KNUCKLES TO BISMARCK London, Feb. 26, — The S canfields Berlin correspondent believes Bismarck's decision to retain his office is the out come of a long interview he had with the emperor to-day, in which tho emperor probably yielded on points of difference between them and consented to the' presentation of a new anti-socialist bill. THE SOCIALISTIC VOTE. Berlin. Feb. 26.—The vote of the socialists compared with the election of 1887 shows gains of 567,405 votes. The gain of German liberals is 224,600. The Carollers lost a million votes. INVITED TO A LIBERAL CONFERENCE. Berlin, Feb. 26 —Germany has sent formal invitations to the powers which she desires shall be represented at the Berlin labor conference which will open March 15. BK*Z(L’S FOREIGN ENEMIES. European Mosareklee Seeking a Q carrel with tke New Republic, London, Feb. 26 —The friends of bb erty in Europe and those who hope for the perpetuity of republicanfinstitutions in Brazil have the gravest fears for the future of that country. By a tacit if not a concerted agreement all the monarchical powers of Europe are throwing every obstacle in the path of those who are laboring to consolidate a free government there, and the smallest cause for insult and offense to them is early taken advantage of. It appears almost certain that England is being urged by other powers to take the initiative in actual hostilities, as the most prominent naval power, the one whose government is theoretically the freest, and also the one most anxious to retain a reputation for protecting its cit izens on all portions of the globe. Foreigners in Brazil, and especially the English and Germans, have had for years almost a monopoly of trade in the commercial cities, and the recent decrees there enforcing naturalization have been so distasteful as to force an exodus of a majority of them from the country. Those whose interests do not permit of their leaving, being possessed of capital and influence, have shel tered themselves under the flags of their representatives and they may openly boast of their ability to overthrow the republic. They are aided by the priestly faction and have done theii utmost, even by openly assailing the officers of the law, to precipitrte a rupture. It is highly probable that some reckless Englishman will soon cause an effusion of blood in the hope of obtaining notorietly, and thus bring on complications the consequences of which will be disastrous to Brazil. The Marquis of Salisbury has shown by his treatment of the Brazilian Charge d’ Affaires an astounding lack of diplo macy and justified the remark made by a liberal leader of the house of commons that prejudice against free institutions is so ingrained in men of Lord Salisbury’s stamp as to the hopelessly eradicate every principle of fairness and justice. GENER AD FOREIGN NEWS. •f kl Parkerekwg* lews, tke Setae BleeSy Bieeaater. Special to Thx Hawk-Ete. Parkersburg, Feb. 26.—A serious stabbing affray occurred here to-day between two young men, Jake Freeland and Sam. McDonald. The quarrel was one of long standing and culminated in to-day's melee- McDonald is attending school here and at noon left the school house and started for a saloon, where he expected to meet Freeland. He went into the saloon with his knife open but in his pocket. Freeland, who was waiting for him struck him as soon as he entered the room. McFarland immediately diew his knife and stabbed Freeland, striking him just balow the left shoulder and cutting adeep gash. They were separated bef ore he had time to use the knife a second time. very bright and thoroughly enjoyable performance, instinct with life and vivacity. beheading the morocco rebels Tangier. Feb. 26 —The troops of the I Sultan cf Morocco are reported to have been very successful in several engage I ment s with the rebels. According to the accounts current, the chiefs of the rebels were captured and beheaded, and their heads have been forwarded as trophies to the Saltan., All the pri oners who were taken were killed and 188 heads I were sent to decorate the walls of Fez The insurgents, however, are still pre Venting a firm front in some parts of the country, so that the danger is by no means over. It is said here that if the rebellion should extend toward Algeria France will interfere. Ti IST CAPITAL. OLD CRIMES RECALLED. A Mildewed Opera Home ie Carte-age te be Opened. Special to The Hawk-Byb. Cathagr, 111., Feb. 26 —A traveling theater company has rented Dailey’s ball in the city and will give a week’s entertainment. The hall was formerly kao*n as Wilt on’s opera house, but for Birne years has been us.d to accmodate dances. Spetler’s opera house was closed down January let, but despite that fact and the presence of Lent, tie theater loving people will not be deprived of “shows.” The company billed travels in its own special car and is said to be a fair country company. iraunTors par ii the cam leb- BLATIOI or IOWA. Recollecti ng pf the Early Territorial Assembli a Held in Burlington Suggested by the Reunion of the Pioneer Lawmakers. Kb.oK.UK njk WB. Ann sal Cc mm* it ce meat of Ike Medical College—Other Item*. Special to Th* H Awk-Bti. Keokuk, Feb. 26.—The opera house was filled to overflowing to-night by an audience that assembled to witness the annual graduating exercises of the Col- The reunion to-day and to morrow of the pioneer law makers of Iowa at De Moines recalls the part taken by Burlington and Burlington citizens in framing the first laws for the government of the young territory and state of Iowa As is well known, “Old Zion” church was the seat of the legislature after the destruction by fire, in December, 1837, of the building on Water street, previously occupied as the territoria1 capitol building In the following communication &q old citizen gives seme recollections of the early legislative assemblies held in this city which will prove interestsg reading: Bditor Hawk-Eye: As the demo cretic governor-elect is to be inaugurated to-day and the early law makers of Iowa are to have a meeting at Des Moines at the same time, I give you my recollections as to those who made laws for us more than fifty years ago. The second session of the Wisconsin legislature met in our town in November, 1837, in a building erected by Mayor Jeremiah Smith on Water street which was de stroyed by fire on the morning of the IOWA’S FIRST CAPITOL BUILDING. OLD ZION CHURCH—FROM A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN PREVIOUS TO THE DEMOLITION THE VENERABLE STRUCTURE. OF Two lots for the church site were bought by Dr. William R. Ross in 1837 and the building was erected and leased to the territorial government in 1838. The original structure did not include the vestibule and tower shown in the above cut. The upper story was entered by outside steps and a platform. In 1845 6 the outside entrances were removed and a new front was built, in which was a vestibule and stairways. A tower was built, including a metal covered steeple not shown in the cut. The latter was removed a few years before the church was demolished The reader, to gain a proper conception of the appearance of the structure when it was used by the Iowa t editorial legislature, must imagine it without the front and tower shown in the cut, and with the outside steps and platform leading to the second stcry. The Methodist society ceased to use the church for public worship in 1879, and two years later it was sold and demolished to give place to the present opera house. Bveela Has a Bayal Faaally Quarrel St. Petersburg, Feb. 26 —The czar has had a fresh disagreement with his second brother, the Grand Duke Alexis, who is so attached to his Ant and morganatic wife that he refuses absolutely to accede to the czar’s request that he shall marry again. The czar therefore declines to allow the morganatic son of Alexis to enter the army. TOUNG ABE LINCOLN DEAD. London, Feb. 26 —Young Abe Lincoln died at a late hour to-night WEST END SCANDALS London, Fob. 26 —Labouchere has arranged for the motion on the West End scandals to be considered in the commons on Friday. HOME RULE FOB SCOTLAND AND WALES London, Feb. 26—Delegates repro Benting the hoate-rulers in Scotland and delegates representing the liberals of South Wales held a conference in this city yesterday. The conference agreed to co-operate to obtain home rule for Scotland and Wales, subject to the supremacy of the imperial parliament SEVEN MINERS KILLED. Cologne, Feb. 26.—Seven miners were lege of Physicians and Surgeons. The elses was composed of sixty-one members. The validatory was delivered by Rev. W. C. Williamson. Yesterday afternoon the custodian of of the government building formally accepted the new tower clock, which cost $1 200. Work on the construction of the Keokuk tin can factoiy is being rapidly pushed. The company has contracted for a large consignment cf cans to be delivered by January first. Mrs. Elizabeth Frederick, aged eighty, who died Munday, was buried yesterday. The Young America restaurant was searched yesterday for liquor and a quantity of beer and whisky found. The proprietors are held to trial to-morrow. A large number of democrats left for Des Moines to day to witness the Iowa phenomenon-*-the inauguration of a democratic governor._ A Shipwrecked Crew A baa dosed New York, Feb. 26.—The steamship Ems which arrived to day encountered fierce gales and heavy seas Friday and Saturday last. On Saturday a wrecked sailing vessel was passed. An attempt was made to rescue nine sailors seen on board the veesel, but the sea was very boisterous and capsized the rescuing boat and one man was lost The attempt wm then abandoned Ckaae hor tala’e Eve tai SKIM Olmt- A certain cure for Chronic Sore Byes, Tetter, Salt Rheum, Scald Head, Old Chronic Sores, Fever Sores, Eczema, Itch, Prairie Scratches, Sore Nipples and Piles. It is cooling and soothing. Hundreds of cases have been cured by it after all other treatment had failed. * 20 and OO cent boxes for sale bv all druggist*. Collided la a Fog. New York, Feb. 26.—This morning the Barclay street ferryboat Montclair wm run into by the Chambers street ferryboat Erie- A panic occurred among [ the passengers but subsided when they found there wm little danger. The acci dent occurred in mid-stream during a | heavy fog._ A gentleman in Union ISM for tke Murder of Hie Breaker. Great Falls, N. H., Feb. 26j-The | killed by sn explosion in a mine at Dort ^    w    i-    -    man(^ coroner’s jury last night brought in a! verdict finding Isaac Sawtelle guilty of the murder of his brother, Hiram, and I holding for trial. county. Mis I souri, who is too modest a man to have I his name mentioned in the newspaper!, cured of rheumatism by Chamber | Iain’s Pain Balm, after trying other modi I cines and treatments for thirteen yean. ; Fifty cent bottles for sale by all drug gists. _ um LANGTRY AS ROSALIND London, Feb. 26 —Afterthepostpone meat on account of her illness Mrs. Lang AH are entitled to the bist that their money win boy, so every family should. r ~    ^ have, at once, a bottle of the best family I prince and prio^^ Wales, amembied -    ^    of    Figs    to    cleanse    thesy* I*? gnct tar. Arrested far RakMng the Mafia. Chicago, Feb. 26.—This morning brilliant audience, which included the * *P®ctor for robbing Us Spite at the Pape. Pittsburg, Feb. 26 —The entire prop- a fity of UfsuHne convent is to he offered I No. |$L costive or muons. For sale in 50c and tLQO bottles by all leading drug gkte- »—Flans and estimates cheerfully for. slaked by J. D. Harmer. Telephone This is acE the first time I OtS Ma. Langur kaa appeared aa Roam-find in London, she having undertaken that part ai the Imj^ theat re 1882 Her experience hee been of infinite value to bm. Birt histrionic method bes be 1 the mails. About twenty letters and registered packages were found on him, sad many more were fond in his room. Chicago. Feb. 26 —About one hundred and fifty members of the county w    _    f    .     J    democracy    left    for    Des Moines this morn- ' ivjmTftnaiir eh* shows that she has I tex to attend the inauguration of Gov-worked at her art. Bm Rosalind is alernor Boies. 3th of December. 1837. Our members in the council were Colonel Arthur Iogh-ram and Major J. B. Teas, and Jeremiah Smith, Jr ; in the house of rep resentativee, Colonel Isaac Le Al ar, Reverend D. R. Chance and George W Teas, Thomas Blair, John Box, Dr. W. L Jen kins and Eli Reynolds. Colonel Ingh-ram WM president of the council and Colonel Le Al ar speaker of the house. Sot one of these is now living, and the only officer now living. I believe, is Judge Ed Johnston, of Keokuk. Chance wm Campbellite preacher and Teas a Methodist I have beard both preach The same legislature met here in June, 838, in extra or adjourned session, but only remained in session abeut ten daye or two weeks, and at that session the A ethodist church WM incorporated. Con gross about that date divided the territory, and all west of the Mississippi river wm called Iowa territory, and the act went into effect July 4, 1838, and ’resident Van Buren appointed Robert jUCM, of Pike county, Ohio, (a former governor) aa governor of Iowa, and W. JI. Conway, of Pennsylvania, m secretary, and Isaac Van Allen, who resided at Rockingham, Scott county, m United States attorney. Governor Lucm issued lie proclamation in July for an election to be held in September for a delegate to congress and members of the legislature My old friend Theodore S. Perrin, so many years the grand secretary of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Iowa, wm Gov ernor Lucm’ private secretary. The candidates for delegates were W. W Chapman and David Borer, of our conn tv, B. F. Wallace, an uncle of General Wallace, of Henry county, Indiana, and Peter Hill Engle, of Dubuque county. Colonel W. W. Chapman wm elected by a very small majority. He died last year in Portland, Oregon, being at the time of his death about eighty years old He was a son-in-law of Colonel Inghram and our first attorney in Burlington — a Virginian—the member selected to the legislature, were to the council, Colona A Inghram, Robert Ralston, and George Hepner,—and to the house, James W Grimes, (who was the youngest man elected—he wm about 23 years old) George Temple Van B DeiMhmutt, Thomas Blair and Cyrus S Jacobs, the editor of the Gazette, who was k:Iled in October, and at a special election George H, Beeler, our then mayor was elected to fill the vacancy. The council elected General Jesse B. Brown, a whig of Lee nty, president and the house elected H. Wallace of Henry county, also a whig, and an of General Wallace, he WM after governor of Washington territory to congress from Idaho, all Bead. Of our members Ingh Hepner were democrats. Bals rn in the council, and Grimes, ___    im    the house were whigs Temple and Delashmntt were dens Of all the members of that first there are but three Hv number), Hawkins Taylor. from Lee county, now resides in (Sty; Judge 8. C. Heatings, from Muscatine county, now resides in San Francisco, and Laurel Bummers, of Scott county, if living, resides in Le-claire or Parkhurst, Scott county. The legislature met in “Old Zion”, the council in the basement, and the house is* the second story. There were wide s .airs front of the church not covered, and two doors. About twenty feet from the front there was a railing across from north to south with two gates, at which the doorkeeper and his assi?tart stood to keep out intruders. Within that space wm the celebrated Indian dance during that winter. Mr. Conway, the secretary the Territory, died, and President Van Buren appointed James Clarke, the editor of the Gazette, m secretary, who was afterwards by President Polk appointed Governor. Mr. Van Alien died and the president appointed Colonel Charles Weston U. 8. Attorney. Colonel Weston resided at Davenport for many years, the writer met him a few years ago on the street in Davenport and he knew me, not having seen me for about forty years. He died in New Jersey a year or two ago. Of he members of that first Iowa legislature several became prominent men in the state and nation—none more than James W. Grimes, the youngest member All the members of the council are dead W. G. “OBESKVjCK” OBSSKY18 Hole He Pate the Os sett* la rn Deep With McGlnty. Editor Hawk-Eye: We are told in the “neglected volume” that ‘ all men are liars” I am charitable enough to believe that politicians only were referred to, I was in hopes such harsh terms as liar, etc , would be left out of this campaign. I should be sorry to say to the editor of the Gazette that he lied, when he published the list of streets ordered to be improved, in his paper of the 24th I prefer to say he was mistaken. I should ike him, simply m a matter of information to answer a few questions. Will he give me the date when Third street from WMhington to Franklin and Washington street from Front to Boundary were ordered to be paved with brick, as he states they were? Will he also inform me why the mayor, if he is eo anxious for j aving, permits the chairman of the internal improvement, committee (Bonn) to carry the contracts for the paving of Valley street and Boundary street in his packet for six months, while the contractors are anxious for them, so as to haul brick during the wir ter months’ and have shouldered brick made for Valley street? The city council ordered the internal improvement committee several times to sign the contracts, but Aid. Bonn appears to »uu both the council and the mayor. I should like aho to kuow why the mayor aUowed Alderman Epstein (at the time chairman of the in tarnal improvement committee) to carry a contract for paving Fourth street from Jefferson to Division in his pocket for nine months and until a new council was elected? Perhaps Mr. Epstein owned some lots on that street, at all events it seems strange that a mayor who is so anxious to pave, should allow his committees to prevent improvements ordered by the couccil. Pave, pave, pave, but do it in front of some other fellow’s property. I am willing to give all credit due and would remind the editor of the Gazette that he forgot to mention several blocks of macadam on Sixth street. At present the only improvements contracted for are two blocks on Third street and two on Woodlawn avenue. If we commence to take credit for contemplated improvements why just include every street in the city. I will close bv reiterating a former statement. In 1889 there was one and two-fifths miles of streets paved with brick and granite. In two years there has been one and threequarters miles of streets paved with Hick and granite and eight or ten blocks macadamized. I am not a liar, but may be very ignorant, and whether I am a republican or a democrat, has nothing to do with the matter under discussion. I would like the editor of the Gazette to work out a little protein for me—Premised ten miles of brick paving. If one and two-flftkg miles of paying is done in one year, how many years will it take to pave ten miles? As the editor is not as ignorant as I am, he can probably work out the above If I am in error in any statement I have made, I am open to conviction and will cheerfully acknowledge it. Truly yours, Observer The Protped Hill School- Editor Hawk Eye: A communication in Tuesday’s Hawk-Eye states that “the Prospect Hill school, under the superintendence of Mr. J. K. McCullough, has en doing no good for three or four years.” Now it seems to me, that that statement is a little extravagant, and if the school board, and readers of The Hawk-Eye will take the trouble to come this this fact TI STORM’S FDRY. KENTUCKY, MASSA?. TENNESSEE INDIANA VISITED BT TERRITIC SALES. A Large Arca Swept and Im Damage Done—A Disastrous Flood Threatened on the Ohio River. St. Lons. Feb. 26 —A tornado through the southern portion of H( Springs. Arkansas, yesterday, carryii away fences, overturning frame hoi and doiug considerable damage to ot property. The old observatory, whi: stood on the top of Hot Springs mc tain for several years, WM blown doi Reports are coming in that the track the storm between the Wichita rivers the Springs is marked by a general struction of property. It is feared till several persons werekiUed and woundl A FLOOD THREATENED. Cincinnati, Feb. 26 — All the Bleaunt) of a disastrous ti yod in the Ohio rh seem to be now present. All along entire valley of the Ohio the rainfall h( been enormous. The rise since yesti day morning for twenty-four hours ii over seven feet A flood is inevitable^ and its proportions are depending on th| weather for the next few days. At ten o’clock to-Dight the river atth^ point is jj*L fifty two feet above Ion water mara and still rising at the rate 4 two inches in hour. The sky is ovi cast and threatening but the temperate! is falling materially and the signal se) vice here say colder weather is ai peeled before morning Bn uld it cai it would check the rise quite material! lf heavy rain should set in along tf valley before morning and contirue di ing the day it WOULD CAUSE A DANGEROUS FLOOD. The present incica.ions under present conditions are that the rise' not be over Af tv five or fifty six feet. Commercial Gazette specials show th( following as to the state of the tribifi taries of the Ohio al six o’clock tot! evening. At Pittsburg it was elev^ Let four inches and rising; Huntings West Virginia, reported fortyfive and rising at the rata of three inr| hour; at Portsmouth the an was forty seven feet and four inc rising three inches    an hour, these    places . are    at the of considerable sributaries to the and the variation in the rate of rii ported is owim: lo the differences ii amount of water the respective tribi ies are POURING INTO THE OHIO. Points on the Ohio between here Louisville and below the mouth of Kentucky river report the Ohio rial the rate of three inches an All that indicates that    the here may be piled \ip to six feet by to-morrow night, a downward turn may be expec less prevented by rain.    Navi is suspended because    the cannot pass under    the I and because the landing is 1 covered with water. The back v Mill creek bu inundated a few g but it comes too early in the damage them much. TRACKS WASHED AWAY. Findlay, Ohio, Feb. 26 —The rains which have prevailed here t past forty eight hours washed more than three hundred feet track of the American Midland i at a point about two miles west city this evening, and all trai been abandoned. It will be sevei a1 of r-aib of us hi u. out on Prospect Hill, and irvestigate for themselves, they will find that we have got, not only one of the best schools, but the best arranged and moat beautiful and attractive school house and grounds in the city. All due to the untiring en* ergy of Mr. McCullough and his assistants, and they will learn too, that the rarents and residents of Prospect Hill know and appreciate these facts I have four children attending school, and if there is anything in world I am grateful for, it is the that I have the oppertnnity of sending them to such an excellent s:hoold. And I think that if the growlers will do m I did, when it was represented to me that one of my children had been terribly missused by Mr McCullough, make a thorough and impartial investigation, they will in all probability find that it is their own darling little pets that need looking after instead of Mr. McCul lough. In conclusion I will take the liberty to suggest that if the growlers would improve the time they are wMting in trying to injure the reputation of a good and fmitnful teacher, by employing it in teaching their children that it is their duty to faithfully obey the rules of the school, and respect the wisher of their teachers, they would confer a very great favor, not only on their own children, but on all the children or Prospect Hill school, and their parents as well Respectfully, Wilber Mozena. Burlington, Iowa, Feb 26, 1890. Digger Le4IU Lcgtaiatnre. Canton, IIL, Feb. 26.—Editor Hawk Eye: The Chicago Herald of the 24th says: The other day in the Iowa tertsiiture Peter O. Matthews, a full-blooded D gsrtr Indian, officiated ae chaplain. He nerved in the army during the war, was an Indian scout, went to college, became a minister and is now teaching SOfiOOl Not so in Illinois. They do not wait to educate and Christianize the Digger Indian, hut make him a member of the legislature without any such preparation. Observer. Manta* ta Cartilage Special to the Hawk-Ete. Carthage, DL, Feb. 26.—ThomM M. Parker, of Ft. Madison, was married here to-night to Miss Ida X. Bolk. A number af guests were preeent —Tickets for Shamus O’Brien on sale this morning. before trains will be running agal A BANK DF MOLTS HED. KEATHLEY, Tenn., Feb. 26.—Tlbe building belonging to Winslow Beard was blown to splinters yehtei Thirty-five persons were in the ouil| at the time, of whom »ix were moi leas injured; none certainly. COURT RECORDS DAMAGED. Marion, Ky., Feb. 28 —The si yesterday unroofed and partly blewi the court house and badly claim records. The opera house wm nj and tevfral business houses more damaged. GREAT DAMAGE TO KARMA Martinsville, Ind., Feb. 26.-to the very heavy rains in tv River valley, the low lands are merged and great damage has ret farms along its course. All tr\ are higher than for years. Train* lines reaching this city have beent from four to twelve hours. One hd aiid fifty feet of the track of the I| apolis and Vincennes road is out, making a transfer necessary. Big Four was unable to make tions with the main line at Fairli day, owing to a washout sodomies track being submerged The ► till rising rapidly. THE MOST VIOLENT EVER KI Hopkinsville. Ky., Feb. 26J the most violent and destructs ever known in southern Kentu( over this section yesterday moi Btroyicg fevers] houses and dc injury to property. In the vi Belleview, a city sou*h of this, tobacco barns wi'h all their con*! a dozen houses w^re blown down!] loss is estimated at $20,000 fell in torrents and the wind blew) feet cyclone over the city, doing] damage. The river at this place moat out of its banks, being higl known before in years. Five pounds of tobacco were destroy! A WOMAN INSTANTLY KJLL! Brownsville, Tenn., damage here by yester amounted to about $50 001., loss of life reported is that living three miles from struck by a falling Uee killed. Her two children injured. THE ARIZONA DI Si Partlemlare •f tke Cl Arri vt ag. Pho:nix, Feb. 26—News ti disaster reaches here slowly.] camp three miles below contained about one hum five people two weeks were probably that many time of the disMter, and feat tained for many of their Iii A si lee OM Shamokin, Pa., Fab. 26.—Firs out to-night in the stables of the, eron colliery five hundred yards the surface Two miners are but there are fair prospects of re them. IeetrperattS Ft. Madison, Feb. 26.—The Fi, son 8Mb, Door and Lumber wm incorporated yesterday, wil tai stock of $100,000 Operatic be begun in March. D. dent and treasurer; B. dent and secretary. A Stage BeSHl Merced, CaL, Feb. 26 —1 pose stage wm stopped this two highwaymen near here mails and the express box taki For tke Spacial to Tmb Hawk-Eye. Des Moines. Fab. 26.—The j received this morning a 117 50 from the Unite* being a payment tm i/mji i I us* Manas W&i ;

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