Burlington Hawk Eye, March 4, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 4, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1890. [Pbicb: 15 Cents pee Week. A THC DOUBLE ACTION BALLOT RECEIVER WHICH ELECTED FEATHERSTONE. A Wily Scheme Shown Up in the House —The Senate Session -The Educational Bill Discussed-General Washington News. Washington, March2 —Mr. O’Donnel, of Michigan, at the request of the Sew enth Day Adventists of the United States, presented a petition bearing 253,-000 names protesting against the passage of any bill in regard to the observance of the Sabbath. The joint resolution was passel authorizing the appointment of additional medical examiners for the pension bureau Mr. Perkins moved to suspend the rules and put upon its passage tne senate for organization in the territory of Oa1&-homa with the house substitute therefor; the motion was lost, yeas 156- nays 96— not the necessary two-thirds in the affirmative. Mr. Houck railed up the contested election case of Featherstone vs. Cate. Mr. Oithwaite, in advocating the case of the contestee, exhibited what is known as the double action ballot box which the republicans assert was usrsd in twenty ooe precincts, and which enables tho precinct judges to cast aside ihe vote of any person they may see fit. Hs showed the manipulation by winch such Judges could deceive the voter and lead him to believe his ballot had been properly deposited. Ha quoted from the returns of the precinct in which it is alleged the boxes used in order to show the vote for Feather-Sione far exceeded that for Cate; and he further asserted there was not a particle of evidence in the case to show such box was used at the election. The ballot box has been brought into the case by the attorney for the contestant, but nobody had told where it had come from. Pending further debate the house adjourned, IRK 8 JJN ATK. Th« Na!    The Blair Idiea- tlonal Bill. Washington, March 3,—Mr. Voorhees oilored a preamble and concurrent resolution reciting thst in the recent leases of the seal islands of Alaska to the American Commercial company, certain provisions cf law were not complied with, and directing the secretary of the treasury to restrain from executing or delivering the lease to the company until the subject be inquired into by the senate; referred to the finance committee. Tho bill fixing the salaries of the ev-eral judge* of the United States district courts at 15 OOO per annum was taken up for consideration and Hoar spoke in favor of it. Mr George opposed the bill, saving that he had very strong objections to its passage, but that he had very little hope that anything which he might say would have the effect of preventing its passage. The bill was then passed. The senate thon resumed the consideration of the Blair educational bill and was addressed by Spooner. Ho had voted once in favor of the bill, not without some misgiving as to its policy. When it c*mn again before tho senate he had felt constrained to vote against it. And now, as it was once more pending for ac tion, he was compelled to vote against it, and desired to state his reasons for doing po. He agreed with the senator from New Hamohhire as to the necessity of education among the masses and could not withhold a tribute of his re ■pert and admiration for the supurb in dustry, courage, ability and co Stacey with which that teaator had pressed the subject on the confederation cf the sea ate and country Referring to the claim that the republican pariy was pledged to nippon the bill he read an extract from the republican national platform and denied t contained a committal of the party to the bill It could hardly with justice be said to bo a party meas ure, and he submitted that no proposition of the kind ought to bo, or to bo-come a party measure, ho agreed it was for the state, not for the federal govern ment to declare what the school estimate should be He asserted his belief that since the bill was introduced in 1880, there had come over Urn country a great change of feeling as to its expediency One strong evidence of that was the attitude of the newspaper press cf the country during the discussion. In the northwest, several leading republican papers bitterly opposed the measure. 8overal of tho southern states were opposed to it through their senators. Leading newspapers south were no longer in favor cf it. Spooner went on to speak iu terms of praise of the provisions for common school education in the southern states, and said the people of those states had not only been doing well in the education of white children, but doing well in the education of colored children. Hs had seer, he said, no stronger condemnation of the meas ure than the argument of the president in his annual message and which the senator from New Hampshire considered as an argument in its favor, the president had said “Such aid should be, as it always has been, suggested by some exceptional conditions “ Were there, Spooner asked, exceptional conditions which justified the appropriation of money for school purposes to Kansas, to Wisconsin, to New York, to California, to Illinois, or to Iowa? If congress were to offer to appropriate six mil lions for school purposes in New York it would be laughed at. He believed with the people, as with individuals, self-help was the best help. He believed the tendency of the day was too much for paternalism in the government, and the policy of the bill, if entered upon, would never end. All things considered, the ■top was a dangerous one, unless it were a necessary step; and he denied it was a necessary step After an executive session the senate adjourned.__ nice-tenths of tee appointees to the civil service were republicans, and under the democratic administration the same pro portion were democrats. Tile scope of the amendment would _bring the matter to the attention of the committee when it discussed the general working of the civil service system. Commissioner Thompson, in reply to a question by Hatton, said the civil service commission had not taken any steps to secure Shidys removal from the census office, where he was now employed, and he (Thompson) did not propose to take any further steps for or against him. Ex-Postmaster Paul, of Milwaukee, was then called. He was appointed postmaster, ha said, by President Cleveland in 1885 and at the time was vicepresident of the civil service association rn that city. Of forty-five resignations in the Milwaukee postoffice during his term, only one was asked for; The rest were voluntarily given. Politics had nothing to do with the question of these resigqationss In answer to a question of the civil seiv.ee examining board Postmaster Paul said the duty of the board was discharged entirely independent of himself as postmaster. Paul said that he never had ss sorted, advised or controlled Sidney in making false certificates or in changing tile making of examination papers. He wi uid make the broad statement that be never, to his knowledge, in any manner improper y influenced Sh dy in the discharge of his duties. The commissioner, he said, was wholly misled by the cunning and want of veracity of Shidy. It was Ski dy's blundering records that caused all the trouble, although he did not think it was done with criminal intent on his part. But his blunders were innocent. Paul said he never had acces to the records of the local examining board. 8UPREMJE COURT DECISIONS. THE CIVIL SERVICE. Farther By tile Testimony Heard House C m ml ties. Washington, March 3.—In the inves ligation of the charges against the civil service to-day, Hatton, of the Post, who, in the absence of Ewart, conducted the prosecution, called attention to the remaining charges against the commission. That the commission, since Two Murderers Allowed Write of Habeas corpus Washington, March 3.—A petition was rendered in the supreme court today allowing the applications of James G. Medley and James H. Savage for writs of habeas corpus. They were convicted in Arapahoe county, Colorado, of murder and sentenced to be hanged. The law under which they were sentenced was passed after the commission of the crime and it was contended, it was ex post facto and therefore unconstitutional and void. In support of this contention it was alleged among other things that tho law under which the sen tence was passed inflicted a greater punishment than the law in force at the time of the commission of the deed, in that it added solitary confinement, forbid relatives and friends from visiting the condemned, and made it uncertain just when the convicted men would be hanged, thereby putting them in fear that each moment may be their last. The court, through Justice Miller, holds that the provisions add to the punishment of condemned men and are, therefore, expost facto and vc id. Solitary confinement, he says, is decidedly extra punishment, having a decided tendency to make men fabuous and weakminded. It is, therefore, held to be the duty of the court to discharge the prisoners. But as there is no question as to their were lawfully convicted —the sentence only being irregular—it is directed that the warden of the penitentiary notify the attorney genoral of the state the time of release so he may immediately re arrest them and bring them to trial once more. Justice Brewer vigorously dissented from this opinion. The substantial punishment under each statute, he said, was death by hauging and the difference in details was, in Mb opinion, too trifling upon which to base the decision that would turn two red handed murderers loose upon society. A NKW CONSTITUTION UPHELD. The court also rendered »n opinion in the case of Bernard Hans, the plaintiff in error, vs. The State of Louisiana Hana is the owner of a considerable quantity of Louisiana consolidated bonds. When these were issued the atato made provision for a special tax to meet tho interest and principal, and declared bonds to create a contract between the state and the bondholders, which should not be impaired. The constitu ti n adopted in 1879 however partly re pndiated this agreement and directs the revenue from the special tax be diverted to defray the expenses of the state gov eminent Hans brought suit to have the new constitution declared invalid so far as it impaired the contract. The state set up the plea that it could not be sued by one of its own citizens without its consent, and the circuit court deciding in favor of the state, and the ca se came here. The supreme court affirms the finding of the circuit court and in reference to the exemption of the sovereign state from prosecution at the suit of individuals, says: “The legislative department of the state represents its policy and its will, and is caried upon to preserve justice and judgment and hold inviolate obligations of the state. To deprive the legislature of the power of judging what honor and safety of the state may require, even at the expense of a temporary failure to discharge public debts, would be attended with greater evils than of which such a failure was the cause. It would, in fact, deprive the state of that sovereignty and independence in the management of its affairs which are essential to its autonomy and which is always understood to be its prerogative by all private parties that deal with it. It is said from ten to twelve millions of dollars are involved in the case. A SIMILAR CASE. The court also reversed judgment in the case of the estate of North Caroline and Roberts, auditor against the temple for same reasons stated in the Hans case. This case also involved several millions of dollars. THS FAMOUS FIDELITY BANK CA8E. The court also rendered an opinion in an important bank case growing out of the well known failu.e of the Fidelity National bank, of Cincinnati. The suit was by David Armstrong receiver, againt the American National Exchange bank, of Chicago. The Fidelity bank drew a draft for one hundred thousand dollars on the Chemical National of New York, payable on the American Exchange of CMcago. This was given to Kershaw & Co., of CMcago, who placed it to their credit in the American Exchange Na tional. Harper, vice president of the Fidelity, was using his bank's money in his famous wheat deal and had issued various drafts without consideration. When he saw that the deal was hopeless he wired the Chemical bank to stop payment. The Fidelity failed and on the refusal of the receiver to allow the claims of the American Exchange National bank for the documents it cashed in good faith, the bank sued the receiver to recover. The lower court gave judgment in favor of the American Exchange National and this court affirms ELECTING DADDIES. TABOOS HAWKEYE CITIES TOR FOH MUNICIPAL OFFICERS. Close Contests at Des Moines and Cedar Rapids — The Resnlt Elsewhere —The Legislature—A Shooting Serape - Other Iowa News. Special to Tm Hawx-Ktb. Des Moines, March 3.—On account cf a great deal of ticket-scratching to day the election returns come in very slowly to night from the wards of the city and they are not all in yet. Indications point strongly to the election of Campbell, republican, or at least a very much reduced vote for Carpenter, independent. The city council will be republican. A DEMOCRAT KNOCKED OUT. Special to Thw £iwi-ln. Sioux City, March 3.—Munchratb, democrat, who held the office of alderman for twelve years, was knocked out to day. The republicans claim the election of Cleland for mayor and indications point strongly in that direction. AT CRESTON. Special to Th* Hivk-Bn. Creston, lo., March 3 —1The city elections to-day were the most closely contested in the history of Creston. 8. Ii Davis, democrat, was elected over Bull republican, by one hundred and sixty majority for superior judge. The repub licans get city attorney, assessr and two aldermen, the democrats electing aldermen in three wards. This makes a tie vote in the council with the deciding vote in the hands of the democratic mayor. The mayor holds Ms office another year, and by the way is still holding the city funds in his possession that were ordered turned over at his recent investigation. AT OTTUMWA. Ottumwa, March 3.—The city election to day resulted in the democrats electing four and the republicans two councilmen. The new council stands seven republicans and five democrats A REPUBLICAN VICTORY AT NEWTON. Special to Th* Hawk-Eye. Newton, March 3.—In the election to day the republicans were victorious, electing their candidates for aldermen The electric light proposition carried by a vote of five to one. AT CEDAR RAP1D8. Special to Th» Hawk-Eta. Cedar Rapids, March 3 — J.J. Snouf-fer. democrat, was elected mayor by 267 majority. The council stands nine republicans to eight democrats, with one vacancy to be filled by the republicans. THE FIRST REPUBLICAN MAYOR. Special to Tai Hamk-Byi. Cone, Maroh 3 —The city election passed off quietly here to-day. The citizens elected the mayor, the democrats electing the remainder of the offices This is the first repubiican that has been elected for mayor. AT FT. DODGE. Special to Th* Uawk-Rtb. Ft. Dodge, March 3.—The city election to-day resulted in a democratic vie tory. The mayor is independent and the council largely democratic. FAVORING ALLISON. A N ambar of Resolutions Intr od acad la til* Sonata Des Moines, March 3 —In the senate this morning a number of petitions favoring the re-election of Senator Allison were introduced. Among important bills introduced were the following: To regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors; to establish an emergency fund; to care for the public health; to empower certain cities to fix salaries of cfflcsrs; to do away with fees for justices of the peace and provide salary therefore; to authorize bonding of outstanding indebtedness of incorporated towns, and provide for levying tax to pay the same; to amend the law relative to railroad taxation. The joint resolution calling for a joint convention to canvass the vote for United States senator on Wednesday at noon, was adopted. Mr. Brown introduced a resolution authorizing the judiciary committees to present the bill reorganizing the courts of the state. The resolution went over under the rule. The concurrent resolution wai favorably reported by the railway committee, calling on congress to pass a law requiring car couplings to be safety, automatic,! but of no particular make. Pending the consideration of the resolution calling for the election of farmers, mechanics, etc , on the board of trustees cf the agricultural college, the senate adjourned until two this afternoon. SETILED DOWN TO WOHK. These were: its organization to the present time, by a I that judgmen, holding the bank was the manipulation of the rules and regulations, I innocent purchaser for the value and brought about results in violation - of | ordering the receiver to allow the claims, the spirit and letter of the law; that by collusion with the department officers appointments had been made in violation of the merit system and the favored secured place with little reference to qualifications; that the relatives of officers of the commission who have been attached to the commission gaining knowledge of the secrets of the commission—a privilege denied to senators and representatives —without compensation and in a direct violation of the law, that of tenses which resulted in the dismissal of the officers of one\political party were condoned when committed by the officers of the other political party In regard to the first charge, Hatton — tentative Butter worth wanted so as to find how it was that ffee republican »Hw»i«t»tration Towies*, Whether on pleasure bent or business, should take on every trip a bottle 01 Syrup of Figs. as it acts most pleasantly and effectually on the kidneys, liver anc bowels, preventing fevers, headaches and other forms of sickness. For sale in 60c and $1 bottles by all leading druggists._____ A Stat* Trot Jefferson City, Mo., March 3 —State treasurer Noland has just been suspended No cause is known, except a rumor that Noland is in trouble over his accounts with the state. Throat diseases commence with a Gough Odd or 8 re Throat. “Brew*’* Bronchial Troches” give immediate rotter Bold only et Price, SS cents. in the bill could not be purchased at those figures. He noted as issuances the fanning mocMnery and the fancy prices charged therefor. Senator Rein ger in reply said that even though substquent patents might be issued on certain improvements the people of the country would still have the bent fit of the cid me chines Under the provisions of the bill there would be much more freedom in the use of important macMrt-ery for the benefit of the people. Senator Taylor did not favor the bill as it is at present because it would very strongly ic duce people to try to get acts passee merely for the purpose of securing the money from congress. Senator Price saw all weFe not well informed on the bill, so on Ms motion action on the reso tion was postponed till to morrow Reiniger called up the j lint resolution calling upon congress to enact a law against adulterated lard similar to the "leon acarine law. He said there was a very large amount of adulterated lard being sold and for the protection of th* Iowa farmers he thought such a law ought to be passed. On account of the tremendous use of cotton seed oil in the adul tension of lard, the products of the wes’ern farms were decreased in value, and they should be better protected. Th* bill cai? for a lax such as the oleoma' garine tax and this should be entorced. Kegler favored the branding of adulterated lard but not the taxing of it. Mills thought action was necessary and immediate ;othat we needed great relief from this evil and he was willing to do all he could lo get rid of the evil cr at least to bring cut the real value of the pure article. Geareweg was in favor of the pure article. The poor men always purchased the cheaper goods. If the tax we.s put on it would increase the price to them and this would work s' hardship uron them. He wanted it branded but not taxed Perkins introduced an amendment embodying these ideas. Senator Meservey moved that further consideration be postponed till 2:15, and it was adopted. Meservey, from the committee on rail roads, submitted the committee report. The report favored the adoption of a resolution favoring the adoption of safety car-couplers. Senator Meservey spoke in favor cf the adoption of the resolution. Representative Flower, of New York, had a bill calling for such adoption before congiess The Master Car Builders’ Ae seriation favored such a movement. The resolution was adopted unanimously. Senator Smith called up his resolution, asking that only practical farmers *ud mechanics be chosen as trustees and instructors in the agricultural college. Clyde and Dungan opposed the resolution on the ground that it would be making class legislation. During the discussion the senaie adjourned for dinner. At two o’clock the discussion was resumed. but gave way at 2:15 to the discussion of the special order made on the resolution against adulterated lard The substitute by Senator Perkins was the matter under discussion. Raine-ger accepted the substitute and it carried without discussion, Thj consideration of the Smith resolution was resumed Senator Bolter took the floor and spoke at some length against the resolution. It was finally laid on the table. Parrott presented the report of the committee on assignment of committee rooms It was made a special order for 10:30 to morrow morning. Senator Mc-C jy was present for the first, tinhe and immediately afler adjournment ail the members crowded around him to offer congratulations on his recovery. sflor IO KILL.. Serious Street Row In Dee Moines Special to Thi Hawk-Byb. Des Moines. March 3.—This afternoon Constable Stynner made a raid on Dade Henderson's (colored) gambling resort and roused considerable disturbance. He went off up town again and Henderson borrowed a revolver and followed him up When at the corner of Walnut and Fifth streets, whi e Stynner was talking a friend, Henderson approached swearing, leveled the revolver at Stamper and fired The bullet went wild of the mark and Staioner at once drew and fired, striking Henderson in the breast Henderson tried to shoot again, but his weapon missed fire. Skinner continued to shoot and Henderson turned and ran n all, Sumner fired four shots, but the irst was the only one that tpok effect lenderson is fatally wounded. Stainner disappeared immediately after the shooting and has not been seen since. THK FIRE RECORD. Number of Bine Introduced—Other Mutter*. Special to The HAwk-Bti. Des Moines, March 2.—The house settled right down to work this afternoon. By a resolution the speaker was empowered to choose miMsters or others to open the sessions of tho house with >rayer. When it came to the introduction of bills, the members showed that they had not yet gotten rid of all they had and the increased num-bea on file to 222. The session lasted from 2:20 to 5:30 and not a minute was wasted. The democrats have ceased all tricks, for they see the republicans are on the alert and ready to mark against them every time. The election of Senator Allison to-morrow will be a very quiet affair. Opposition to him has been all blow and no candidate has been brought out who can draw any strength. According to a rule made by the speaker employes of the house will have no easy time. They will have to report at certain hours for duty and be under direction of the chief clerk all the time. They are under much stridor regulations than they have been heretofore, and that fact *8 causing much complaint among lady clerks and men who come here to get ohs in the senate. However, things will go on as smoothly as ever and the em rioyes will have a very easy time. THE SENATE. Special to THS Hawk-Btb. Des Moines, March 8—The members of the legislature were nearly all here at the sessions to-day. The senate met this morning with only about eight or ton absentees. Mack began, as usual, with the presentation of petitions and memorials. Nearly all of them were in favor of the election of Senator Allison, though a few of them were asking for the re tention of the prohibitory law. Senator Brower introduced a very im portent resolution. Following out the suggestion of Governor Larrabee, it called upon the judiciary committee to present a bill reorganizing theju dicial system of the state. This measure if reported and passed, will radically change the judicial system. Senator Woolson thought it necessary to have some consideration of the matter, so the resolution went oner under the rules Senator Price called up his resolution favoring the passage by congress of the law giving to inventors for their patents 150.OOO to $100,000. Price briefly spoke favoring it Wolfe declaimed very strongly against it. According to his ideas no public money should be appro priated into the pockets of private indi viduals to pay for patents which conic be rendered worthless by improvements. No public benefit would be derived there from, and tee public should not enrich Iowa City Hee a $30,000 Blaze, Special to The H^wk-Kye. t Iowa City, la., March 3—A fire in Jenecke & Getters dry-gocds store late Saturday night destroyed the entire stock of goods. The loss is about 130, 000; the insurance $15 OOO. The book store belonging to Lee, Welch & Co. wi>8 also damaged considerably, probably UI5 COO will cover the loss of this finn, however. Denecke & Getter had received their stock of spring goods only a few days before, and these goods were not insured. The firm will commence to rebuild at once and soon be ready for business If the wind had been unfavo! able or the fire company been less prompt! the finest business block in the city would soon have been in ashes. The fire is supposed to have caught either from the furnace or the electric lamp. A FIRE AT VAIL, IOWA. Vail, March 3.—A fire in this place Wednesday destroyed the stores occu pied by Tempest Bros., hardware; A. L GLADSTONE’S DEFENSE HE SPEAKE ABURST THE BEFORT OF THE PASSELL COIllSSIOR. He Also Offers a Resolution—Lord Salisbury Makes an Explanation —The Shipwrecked British Schooner —Young Lincoln’s Condition, London, March 3.—To-night Smith moved the adoption of the report of the Parnell commission. He considered the course proposed would do absolute justice to the members whose condue* had been impugned and all persons in eluded in the allegations of the newspaper which published the charges. There were certain features of the publications which he deeply deplored, but other accusations were justified by report. It was an unique report [oppo aition laughter] but the imparatiaiiiy cf the judges has been acknowleged by the accused members, whose acquittal from personal charges he thought a subject for hearty congratulation. Regarding the commissioners finding certain respJk-dents guilty of conspiracy the government might be asked why it did not take action thereon. He held it was no part of the intention of the government to constitute the commissioner with view of inflicting punishment upon the Par-nellites [growns and laughter from the opposition]. Mr Gladstone moved the amendment amounced by Morley declaring that the house repudiates the charges, based upon tne calumny that heen ra-ide against the members of the house, abd while es pressing satisfaction at the exposure made of evil doers, regrets the wrong inflicted and suffering and less endured through those acta of flagrant iniquity. Gladstone sain the government’s motion was utterly insufficient to do justice to the members impugned. It failed to epresent the sense of opinion which the house and country formed upon the commissioners report. Was it, ae asked, ever before proposed to a deliberative body that they should accept in a lump a report of one hundred and sixty folio pages bristle y with controversial matter? In what inspect had the judges of the commission more weight and authority man other experienced men in deciding how far crime was due to the league ana how far to the oppressive evictions? As an instance of their disproportionate and unbalanced judgment, the judges had unearthed    an    obscure paper The Irishman filling several pages of their report with tx irs cts therefrom which has been termed by Arch-Bishoj Walsh “most abominable.” Were they equally liberal    in    according blame for other things that were quite *s abominable? When they dealt with grand capital offenses into which they were especially direc'ed to inquire, all that was said, without cne single word of denunciation, was that the letter on which the detestable charges were founded was a forgery [Cries of “Hear, hear!”] The report convicted the respondents with joining the league in view of the separation of Ireland and Eigland. This occurred in 1890 In 1890 he rejoiced to believe the idea of separation was dead [cheers], but he maintained that JJie debate of    the    moral authority of the union was in an Irishman no moral offense whatever [Caters ] The report said the Parneliites, by speeches, incited intimidation, one which led to crime, and that they had rot assisted in maintaining order by denouncing the advocates of physical force. These charges were ten years old. It was a bad and dangerous precedent to recur to these long dates in order to obtain    matter to hurl at the heads of political antagonists Did not the tories themselves think something could be said in behalf of Parneli’s policy when Lord C?rcarvon, under the assent of Lord Salisbury asked Parnell to devise a tcheme of government for Ireland? Changes had already taken place in Ireland and reforms impending which owed their impetus to the Parnellites. These reforms would be accomplished without violence, largely through the wise and constitutional methods of the The report said nothing on these matters. Ha (Gladstone) hesitated to embody in the amendment on expression of thank to the commission because it was hazardous and unprecedented to render thanks for the performance of judicial duty. Gladstone further said in asking the house to give full effect to the acquittal of Parneil on all serious charges, he would have the members recollect the infamy of the accusator s They were not made at rondom, they were made with a solemn assurance that they had been alibiected to a most careful scrutiny. Let not the members hesitate to give teat acknowledgement of regret to a man who had suffered an enormous wrong [Cheers]. ___ GENERAL foreign news. between them, Lord Salisbury said he gave the house of lords his assurance he never said a warrant was 54bout to be inned against Somerset. L id Salisbury declared he could not believe a man of General Probyn’s character would interview him for the purpose of worming out information in order to eefeat justice. MANY PASSENGERS SAVED. London, March 3 —It is now known that one hundred and flftv-eigbt of the passengers and crew cf tbs British steamer Quetta, which was wrecked Friday nignt in Torres straits, Australia, while bound for London, were saved. THE FRESCH ATTACKED AT ATZ EBO. Paris, March 3. —A report has been re. ceived from the governor of 8enegel. stating that eight hundred of the king of Dahomey’s troops attacked the French force under Commandant Terrilon at Atzebo. After a severe fight the French repulsed the natives, killing and wounding a hundred of them. It is reported that the government intends to annex, the kingdom of Dahomey t3 the French posse!sions in Africa, and that a large expedition will be sent to the west coast. FLANAGAN BLACK BALLED. London, March 3 —The Athenaeum has black balled Flanagan, the author of the “Parneilism and Crime” articles. WRECKED AND ROASTED. Fearful Disaster aa the Fort Warm* j Roan. Massillon, O., March 3 —A disastrous wreck occurred on the Fort Wayne road at.Lakevilie, west of this city, early this morning When the third section of a train going east reached that point an oil tank on the train exploded and set fire to the cars The fourth section ran into the third killing John Cowan, engineer, Harvey Gatehouse, fireman, and Miller, brakeman. All of the fourth section, composed of eighteen loaded cars, was burned Cowan and Miller! lived at Alliance and leave families. G&leshouse is a single man. When the bodies of the three men men were found they were roasted. The track was so badly damaged that freight and passenger traffic was delayed about fourteen hours The cause of the wreck was a failure of the dead engineer to stop when flagged. DARK DAY* A MATTER OF SNAKES. BOOD ST PATB1CI SEEMS TO HATE LIVED Hi TAB. Ireland Has Got ’Em Again—A Showman in Hard Luck and His Revenge—A Story From Rome —London Gossip. Deitk of are Iowa Beaner ta California Knoxville, lo., March 3 —Newsis re ceiled here of the death at E sinore, Cal . last Friday t ight of Larkin Wright, president of the Marion county national bank DEATH OF A MYSTERIOUS PERSON Independence, lo., Maroa 3 —Charles Borie, one of the wealthiest citizens cf ibis place, died Thursday night after sd illness of but twenty-four hours He wss supposed to have been a New York waif. and when young was bound to a man whose came he bears. He formerly lived in Canton, III. Even his most intimate friends are surprised to find how little they know shout him. Only one person remembers having heard him refer to relatives. He said that he had a brother and sister, but their names and addresses never passed his lips, ard mere is nothing about hi« personal t ffsc’s to solve the problem. His property is variously estimated at from $75 OOO to $100,000, comprising real estate and business blocks in this town As there i6 no will his possessions may revert to the state. EX GOV. ,T. E ENGLISH DEAD New Haven, Conn , March 2 —Ex-Gov J*mesElward English d*d at his residence in this city to-d&y. E iriy last week he contracted a severe cold, which rapidly developed into pneumonia. He was seventy-eight years of age and leaves a widow and one son. G,v English had a national reputation in political aid financial circles. In 1860 he was elfried to congress, and was re elected in 1862 but declined a third nomination. In 1867 he was elected governor of Conneticut over the Hon. Joseph R Hawley, and was then the only democratic governor in the United States. COMMODORE WHITE’S FUNERAL. Washington, March 3 —The funeral of the late Commodore White, chief of the bureau of yards and docks, took place this morning from St John’s P. E church, and was largely attended. The remains were conveyed to Philadelphia tor interment. a railroad president dead. San Francisco, March 3 —Colonel J. Mervyn Donahue, president of the San Francisco and Northern Pacific railroad, died this evening._ oaio’s flood Germ*! Election Return*— Rioters Ar reeled. Berlin, March 3 —Returns have been Vt Hived from all districts in which the second ballots for members of the reichs-tag were held with the exception of S rong, dry goods and groceries, and the I twenty-six. These together with the re building occupied by J. S. Nesbitt's restaurant and Fred Elgar’s jewelry store. The loss will reach $17,000 Strong’s insurance is about $5,000, Nes bitt’s $700 and the others none. fire interrupts a service Keithsburg, 111, March 3.—The First Methodist Episcopal church of this city was totally demolished by fire Sunday morning. The prayer and socgservice was over and Rev. Mr. Dunlevy had just began his sermon when the janitor notified trustee that the church was on fire. The trustee investigated and by his cool ness the congregation left with ut a panic. Loss $15,000; insurance, $300. IO IVA DELEGATES. To the Republican Lases* Convention ut Nashville, Tenneeeee. Des Moines, March 2 —The following is the list of delegates from Iowa to the republican league convention at Nashville, Tennessee: Delegates-at large, the Hon. W. E-. Pullet end General F. M Drake; 1st district, the Hon. V. P. Twombley and Arthur Springer; 2d district, the Hon. George M. Curds and C. Schrader; 3d district Col. A. G. Stewart and W. E. Pickering; 5th district the Hon G. R. Cousins and the Hon Johnson Brigham; 6ih district, J. C Mabry and George M. Christian; 7th district A. A. Haskins and the Hon. Eli Watkins; 8th district B. F. Riley and B M. Towner; 9 th district C. M. Hart and the Hon. Scott Lewis; 10th district the Hon. Stillman Meservey and C. F. Kubule; lith district the Hon. E, Mack and C. E. Boardman. Hibbard's “Herb end blood eta Xxi root" euros scrofula Ro* ** A Wonderful Our*. turns in those districts where the election occurred on the first ballot show the election of one hundred and six members of the center party, seventy-four German liberals and democrats, sixty-two conservatives, thirty-nine national liberals, eighteen imperialists and thirty five socialists. When the result of the second ballot was announced at Dortmund the social isis engaged in a riot, and the police who attempted to disperse them were stoned The police charged the rioters with drawn swords and scattered the crowd Thirty cf the rioters were arrested. An election riot also occurred at Duisberg, where many rioters were arrested. WILL ATTACK PETRIE. Lisbon, March 3 —Students in this ciiy threaten to attack Glynn Petrie, the British minister. They have formed league, the members of which have plsdged themselves to make an assault on Petrie. MASTER LINCOLN’S CONDITION. London, March 3.—Master Lincoln has passed a bad day. He is in an extremely critical condition. GLAJD9TANE MAKES A MOTION. London, March 3—Gladstone, in the commons to-day referred to the suspension of LaBouchere, and asked per mission to make the following mo tion: The house deems it necessary to declare when a member prefers charge against a minister which the minister denies, such a member ought not to be restrained from refusing to accept the denial and from persist lug rn the the charge because the minister is a member of the house of lords. The announce mort of the motion greeted with opposite cheers. Mr. Smith said he would consider Gladstone’s re —Baggage and transfer wagons fora    .. .. ^    A    _ isbftd on    w    I    quest and let him know during the even mea on short notice by the Crnerot ^    ^^    #co^    th, lotion for Expreee Co._ tomorrow —For Bale.—House of seven rooms!    salisburyexplains. with two lot* near th. centref th. city.    tods^.y^^^e^ A bargain if sold by March IO. Address I the charges made by LaB'ncher* Batts H H.    H , Hawk Eye office,    |    bury explained he met General Probyn -nm-da* grocer, in nil parts of the nom, and tee pubUe    anemia    nos    enncn I •.    „ __ , * „ "    I    bad a very brief and hurried con versa- prrvate    Individuals.    Senator Wolfe said I****    Orchard City flour.    |    tjon, during which General Probyn that the patents worth the amount named I Use Hibbard’s -Herb Extract” for tho blood. * ferred to the scandal. Whatever passed, Th* Waters Steadily R*c*dta*—Railroad* Bihdd Train*. Cincinnati March 3 —The river is steadily falling and railroads that have been driven from the Central Union depot will be able to return to nignt or to morrow. ^________ Th* Levan* Ba** Ball Meetlea* Cleveland, March 3 —The delegates to the leaaue base ball meeting have nearly all arrived to day. The schedule committee held a meeting to day to pre pare a report for the regular meeting tomorrow. but nothing could be learned as to the dates assigned. Chairman Soden caid he had prepared a ten club cheduie, as had also his colleagues, Spalding and NI mick. Mile*’ Nev «• Md Liver Fill*. An important discovery. They acton the liver, stomach and bowel* through the nerves. A new principle. They speedily cure biliousness, bad taste, tor pid liver, pilea and conatipation. Splen did for men, women and children. Small eat, mildest, iure^t, SO doses for 25 cents. Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drug svwe. MooB*bla«re Wo and mm low* Des Moines March 3.—Sanford Kirkpatrick, of Ottumwa, who was ap jointed special agent of internal revenue under President Cleveland, and is the only democrat still retained in that branch of the service, was seriously wounded at Greensboro, North Carolina, >y moonshiners. For some time past he las been detailed in the North Carolina mountains running down violators of the law, and was finally surprised and shot He will probably recover. As a primary remedy in most of the prevalent diseases, we knew of none that can take the place of Laxador. Price ouiy 25 cents. One of the most essential conditions of perfect health is perfect rest This can h>e assured to the baby by ming Dr. Bull’s Baby Syrup. Mla*rs ire*py Uaatd. WiLKBSBARRE, Pa , March 3 - An ex ploeion of gas in the South Wilkesbarre shaft this afternoon caused the imprison ment of eight miners, and it is feared the smoke and gas must have killed them. Nervous debility, poor memory, diffi deuce, sexual weakness, pimples, cured by Dr. Miles' Nervine. Samples free at J. H- Witt®’ a firer itnre DfMrvpawetee la til* R***rS*. Shamokin, Pa., March 3.—At this morning’s session of the Evangelical Conference, Bishop Esner presiding, the committee (rn quarterly conference records, reported discrepancies in the records- ’* Aas Pfceepfcas*. A Healthy Teat* Used In place of lemons or lime juice it will harmonize with such stimulants ss are necessary to take._ —The demand for is increasing daily. Orchard City flour -La Grippe—Do not use medicine to lower your temperature suddenly. Use Hoffman** HArmless Headache Powders. Agency at Henry's drag store. London, March 3.—If reports are true the good St. Patrick lived in vain. Frou Ireland comes the news that snakes have appeared in that country. It seems that ab nut five years ago a showman named Wilson csme from America with a show of living wild animals. He lance! his show at Qieenstown and gavefexhibi-tions up through Ireland with more or less success. But one night at the little town of Amragh, in Tipperary, Mr. WH son got very drunk and attempted to clean cut his own show. The constabu lary force sought to interfere, aLd (whether as a means of self-defense or ir a spirit of humor I knew not) Mr. Wilson turned all the wild animals loose. Of course this created a terrible uproar, and for a week the neighborhood was in a state of wild excrement The wild beasts were duly either captured or killed, but for three years no trace cf the den of snakes let loose on that mem orable night cmld be found. Meanwhile Mr. Wilson went to prison for two years. Two years ago the people in the neigh borhocd of Amraugh began to miss poultry and pigs Several vagabonds fell under suspicion, were apprehended, and were locked up But the depredations continued, and finally a farmer’s lad testified that, upon returning late one night from a merry making, he had seen the evil one in the guise of a serpent making way with a pig serosa a field. The village priest took the lad in hand and questioned him closely, but nothing could shake the fallow’s testimony About this time other people detected similar fiends in the act of like depredations, and at once arose a hue and cry that the spot was a damned one and had heen given ever to the devil for his dia-b riical practices. Special prayers wore said and the devil was publicly denounced, but the depredations continued, and presently from Cictelraine, a own twelve miles distant, came word that his satanic majesty had begun operations in that locality, his victims in this instance and in this place being sheep, not poultry and pigs. In this dismal emergency the bishop was most properly appealed to, for the parish priests were at their wits’ ends and their parishioners were well nigh crazed through fear. The bishop promised to investigate the affair, but instead of resorting to conventional ecclesiastical methods that holy and sagacious man enlisted the services cf two shrewd detectives from Dub.in, the intellectual center of Erin. Th8 bishop fancied that the devil was doing his unholy work by proxy—not ia the guise of dragons aod serpents, but in the persons of ce-tain lawless characters too lazy to work aud just knavish enough to steal. The de tectives, laboring under this heresy, made their investigations quietly and without holy waterer wafers, and in the course of a fortnight reported to their saintly employer that the depredations it Castelrains and Amraugh had indeed been committed by serpents, the detec tives themselves having seen and watched the same upon three distinctive occasions seize, kill, and carry off their prey. The serpents were described aa dark of color and fully fifteen feet in length; they killed their victims bv coiling about their bodies. The story was discredited bv the clergy and laity until, as good luck would have it, a correspond nt of the Frenchman’s Journal (at Dublin) recalled the significant, not to say portentous, circum stance that the numerous and div- rse species of snakes which had escaped from the Wilson show about three year* previous had never been Raptured Then of a sudden the myKtery was cleared up and bands for the extermination of the monsters were speedily organized among the vengeful peasantry. Three of the snakes were shortly thereafter seen, our sued, and killed in the bog cast < f Am raugb; the largest of the snakes measured f ur feet; in the maw of each was f und a pullet. About a month thereafter fourth snake was killed near Casterraine; his snake upon being cut open wit found to contain very many little snakes, which immediately glided into the grass and escaped before the astonished rustics could apprehend them Subsequently stimulated by the advertised reward of half a crown and a special dispensation for every snake, alive or dead, the country people caught eleven of the smaller snakes—none measuring over seven inches in length. Then the snakes seemed to disappear and, no further dep redations being noted, the excitement gradually died out. But it is now reported, after a lapse of two tranquil years, that snakes have sud dently appeared at and abound Bringal, an agricultural region thirty miles north of Castelraine, the country seat of the earl of Densloe. These snakes are of strange species; though none have been captured, they are said to be of enormous length, breadth, thickness, voracity and ferocity, and make a noise when moving like the clatter of dice in a box; they ki; by biting, and they have created great havoc among the flocks of his grace the duke, as well as in the coops and sties of the peasantry Simultaneouslv, serpents similar to the Amraugh and Castelraine varmints have appeared still farther to the eastward and have caused such panic that the country-fclk are afraid to venture out cf doors after nightfall. The theory is that in five years the reptiles let loose by the wretched Wilson during his ribald drunken frenzy have multiplied so numerously that a militant union of church and elate will bs neces sary to restore the island to the virgin condition in which the good St. Pater left it A STONY FBOM ROME. A story comes from li me to the effect tha at the very moment when the Italian newspapers announced that the pope was in articulo mortils his holiness was partaking of a bowl of broth and drink lug a glass of his favorite native wine Prince Bon Compagni was with him and the two were chatting blithely. All of a sudden his holiness arose, walked to window, and gaz?d intently in the direc tion of the Qiirinal. At last he said sadly: “There is a great sorrow in store for the king.** Fifteen minutes later came the news that the king’s brother the duke of Asta, was dying. The remarkable coin e den ce has been made the subject of general comment The pope ii said to be restored in health now. Aa for King Humbert, he is tar ribly crushed by his brother’s death; he himself prepared the body for burial. BITTERNESS AGAINST GLADSTONE By way of illustrating the bitterness of feeling that obtains against Mr. Glee •tone in certain quarters at home the following incident is related; The duke of Westminster invited Mr. Gladstone to visit him at bis beautiful estate. Clev eden, and Mr. Gladstone accepted. Adjoining tee dike’s grounds is the coun try residence of Lord Boston, and through the orchard of the latter estate winds a path that is the short cut to Hedsor chapel. Lord B,Teton grants the use of this pathway to the duke and his guests. Accordingly, the Sabbath morning after his arrival at Cieveden, Mr. Gladstone took this direct cut to Hedsor chapel. It seems that, being a musician of accomplishment, Lord B aton is in the habit of playing the organ in the chapel, and on this particular morning he was at his customary place in the organ left. As Mr Gladstone entered the chapel he was recognized by one of the young ladies in the choir, who turned to Lord B is ton, saying: “Why, there is Mr Gladstone ” L:rd Boston looked to confirm the remark. “80 it is,” said he, “and I will not sit in the same church with him! ’ Thereupon bis lordship picked up his aal and walked out of the chapel Joe Hart GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. m* Wert*** Fair Committee IavlteE to Visit Cblesco. Washington, March 3—The mayor and a number of Chicago men have sect a formal in vita ion to the congressional committee on the world s fair to visit Chicago and see for themselves the proposed site for the fair and consult with representative men of the city. Aa some difficulty is apprehended in securing a leave of absence from the house for the vhole committee it is probable that if tha invitation is accepted it will be by rn sub-committee of the special house cornin .Hee A RAILROAD LAND CASE DECIDED. Washington, Mateo 3 The -u or erne court, in an opinion by Justice Field, reversed the decision of tho superior court f Wisconsin in the s lit brought by the Wisconsin Central railroad company, the p’a ntiff in error, vs Price c uaty et a1. This is a suit in which the county sought to tax the railroad comnany upon their land grant, the question bring whether the road can be taxed for lands before he patent to them is issued by the Uailed States. The supreme court decide s where land is alienated from the United States it becomes subject to tax-• on and therefore holds the land within me place limits of the grant were subject to taxation, but that the land within the indemnity Posits was not liable to axstion until the railroad made their elections and those bal been approved. RX-RBPRKSENTATIVR TAULBEE’* CONDITION Washington, March 3.—It is stated this afternoon that the condition of ex-Representative Taulbee is substantially a changed. WARMOUTH’S NOMINATION CONFIRMED. Washington, March 3 —The senate spent most of its time in executive session to day discu8eirg the nomination of Ex-Governor Warmouth to be collector f the port of N w Orleans. The vote on the confirmation stood:    Ayes 39. Qays 14, Warmouth received the votes of all the republican senators present except those of Sherman, Farwell and Wilson of Iowa. Seven democrats also voted for the confirmation. BTLL CONCERNING THS ELECTION OF REI’RKSENTATIVKS IN CONGRESS In the house to-day McOmas intro uced a bill which referred “to regulate n part the time and manlier cf holding he elections of representatives in congress.” It provides that in each state entitled to more than one representative the fifty-third and subsequent congresses, such representatives shall be elected by districts which have, as nearly as practicable, an equal number cf inhabitants, so that the most populous dis-ricts shall cot have more than 15,000 inhabitants in c xceaa of the least populous districts; the districts o be composed of territory con-tinguous, adjacent and compact, t* further direc’s the redistricting of any sta’e except on the occasion of federal census and prohib ta such ie dis-ricting for the election cf members to the flf»y second congress. PUBLIC BUILDING BTLLS REPORTED. The committee on public buddings and grounds to day reported favorably#tho following bills for the construction of nubile buildings:    Aurora.    I    linois    $75.- 000; 8ioux Fal.8, South Dakota. $150 OOO; Beatrice, Nebraska (senate bill with amendment reducing appropriarion from $100 OOO to $60,000) , Rock Island, Illinois. 175 OOO; Sioux City, Iowa (senate bill :th amendment reducing appropriation from $500 OOO to $350 OOO); Bloomington, linois, $100 O O; Davenport, Iowa, $100 OOO; Unclne, Wisconsin, $100,000; Richford III., $100,000; F; Dodge, la., enate till with sm'odment reducing appropriation from $100,000 to $75 000); Eau Claire, Wisconsin (senate bill with rn ir d ment reduce g appropriation from $100,000 to $75 OOO) A LOTTERY INCORPORATED. Indian Agent BjnneU located in the Indian territory, ha? reported to the In-ian bureau that it has just come j his knowledge that an act hasbeen passed by 1 he ’erfli at ive counsel if the Choctaw nation a rout two months ego, incorporating the Coociaw Orphan Asylum Lottery company. The agent eporis great secresy has bee-n maintained concerning the ret, aid it was with the tmost difficulty he succeeded in securing a copy of it. What is more attractive than a pretty face with afresh, brijrot complexion? For It ase Pozzonl’s Powder Aexlou* Over Aneezetloa. Special to Tne Hawk Eye. Des Moines, March 3 —Annexation ii agitating the minds of the people here very greatly. A bill has been introduced in the senate to annex all surrounding towns, and last night a meeting of the senate committee on cities and towns was held at the hotel to give the citizens a hearing on the matter. Arguments were made very strongly in favor of annexation and it is thought the committee will report favorably. If the annexation bill is passed, the city will have fully 50,000 inhabitants. A H*c* Petition Albany, N. Y , March 3 —The New York league ballot ref01m petition was brought to Albany to day to night carried on the shoulders of r mrteen men into the assembly cnomber, amid storms of applause. The book is twenty-six inches wide, thirty-two inches long and eight feet thick, cmtaming over 51,030 signature! from New York City and over 15 000 from Brooklyn The petition was referred to the committee on the judiciary.  _ Fits, spasms, Bt. Vitus dance, nervousness and hysteria are soon cured by Dr. Miles' Nervine. Fro* tample* at J. H. Witte’s drug *»c>t*_ Kl lr al si Beaten*#*. Jackson, Miss., March 3—The supreme court to day affirmed the sentence of the lower court in the case of J ake Kilrain which is. two months imprisonment in the county jail at Purvis and two hundred dollars lice. The decision in the Sullivan case will be rendered next Monday. _ There la danger in impure blood. There is safety in taking Hood a Sarsaparilla, the greet blood ourlflor. KS do**.a nn<- Mb Bay tv* aim. Mt. Vernon Hewk-Eye. Governor Boies can rely on having tha undivided support of the best class of the people in his efforts to advance the true interests of the s*ate No table tnooidbe wun« eta botts#Of Aa world reno woou zy** torture Bitten, the User of eranRnt* H**w. Hof iterant** TIim Free irMw'i Cleveland Leader. According to the free traders, to make fanning more prod tab everybody in this country togo 1 injr end buy att our manufacture inEarope. ;

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