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Burlington Hawk-Eye (Newspaper) - March 4, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURL ESTABLISHED TUESDAY MABGH TEE DOUBLE iCHOF BAllOT KEB3VH WHICH ELECTED A Wily Scheme Shown Up in the Roue Senate Session The Ednca ttoul Bill DlseusgedGeneral Washington March 2 of at the request of the Ssv enth Day Aflventiste of the United presented a petition bearing 000 names protesting against the passage Of any bill in regard to the observance of the The joint resolution was passed auth orizing the appoint mint of additional medical examiners for the pension bureau Perkins moved to suspend the rules and put upon its passage the senate for organization in the territory of homa with the house substitute therefor the motion was yeas 156nays not the necessary twothirds in the Houck railed up the contested election case of Featherstono in advocating the ease of the exhibited what if known as the double action ballot which the republicans aesert was usad in twentyone and which ena bles the precinct judges to cast aside ihe vote of any pnrson they may see lie showed the manipulation by which Bush judges could decnive the voter and lead him to believe his ballot had been prop erly He quoted from the returns of thn precinct iu which it is alleged the boxes used in order to show the vote far ninetenths of tie appointees to the eivfl mono far exceeded that for Gate and he further asserted there was not a particle of evidence in thn case to show such box was used at the The ballot box has been brought into the case by the attorney for the but nobody had told where it had came Pend ing further debate the house ticHi won and under the democratic administration the aame pro portion were The scope of She amendment wouldbrfng the natter to the attention of the committee when It diicnued the general working of the civil service Commissioner in reply to question by Mid the civil iervice commission had not taken any steps to secure Shidys removal from the centos where he was now and he Thompson did not propose to take any farther steps for or againat KxPostmaster ef as then He was appointed ha by President Cleve land in 1885 and at the time was vice president of the civil aervice association in that Of fortyfive resignations in the Milwaukee postoffice during his only one asked for the rest were voluntarily Politics had nothing to do with the question of theae In answer to a question of theuvil seivice examining buard Postmaster Paul said the duty of the board was discharged en tirely independent of himself as post Paul said that he never had as advised or controlled Sidney in making false certificates or in changing the making of examination He would make the broad statement that he to liis ic any manner improper y influenced Shidy in the discharge of his The he was wholly misled by the cunning and want of veracity of It was Shi rfys blundering records that caused all the although he did not think it was done with criminal intent on his But his blunders were Paul Bald he sever had accei to the records of the local examining 8TJPBKBLB COUBT Wrlto of Corpu March petition was rendered in the supreme court to day allowing the applications of James Medley and Jaines writs of habeas Savage for They were con Tfce Blair llonBl March Voorhees offered a preamble and concurrent reso lution reciting that in the recent leases of the seal islands of Alaska to the American Commercial certain provisions cf law were not complied and d reeling the secretary of the treasury to restrain from executing or delivering the lease to the company until the subject be inquired into by the sen ate referred to thb finance The bill filing tha salaries of the ev oral judgeof the United States district courts at 000 per annum wan taken up for consideration and Hoar spoke in fa vor of Mr George opposed the saving that he had very strong objections to its but that he had very little hope that anything which he might say would have the effect of preventing its The bill was then The senate then resumed the consider ation of the Blair educational bill and was addressed by He had voted once in favor of the not without some misgiving as to its When it again before the renato he had felt constrained tn vote against And as it was once more ponding for ac he was compelled tn vote against and desired to slate his reasons for doing PO He agreed with ike senator from New Hampshire as to the necessity of education mi the masses and ooukl not withhold a tribute of his re land admiration fnr the supurb in ability and co stancy With which that truaiir had pressed the on the conii1eralion ft thn sen ate and erring to the claim that the republican puty was pledged to tupport the bill lie road an extract from the republican national platform and denied l onntuineu a committal of the party to the It could hardly with justice be said to be a party meas and he submitted that no propasi lion of the kind ought to or to ba a party he agreed it was for the not for the federal govern to declare what the school estimate Ha asserted bis belief that the bill was introduced in there bad come over tho 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 In the several leading republican papers bitterly opposed the Several ot the southern states were opposed to it through their sena Leading newspapers couth were no longer in favor cf Spooner went on to speak in terms of praise of the pro visions for common schuol education in the southern and said the people of those states had not only been doing well in the education of white bat doing well in the education of col victed in Arapahoe of murder and sentenced to be The law under which they were sen tenced was passed after the commission of the crime and it was it was ex post facto and therefore unconstitu tional and In support of this con tention it was alleged among other things that thu law under which the sen tence was passed inflicted a greater punishment the law in force at the time of the commission of the in that it added solitary confine fotbid relatives and friends from visiting the and made it un certain just when the convicted men would be thereby putting them in fear that each moment may be their The through Justice holds that the provisions add to the pua ored He had he no stronger condemnation of the meas are than the argument of the president in hit annual message which the senator from New Hampshire considered as an argument in its the president had taid Such aid should as it always has suggested by some exceptional con Were Spooner exceptional conditions which justified the appropriation of money for school purposes to to to New to to or to Iowa If congress were to offer io appropriate six mil lions for school purposes in New York it would be laughed He believed with the as with self help was the best He believed the tendency nf the day was too much for paternalism in the and the policy of the if entered would never All things the was a dangerous unless it were necessary atop and he denied it was a necessary step After an executive session the senate By March In the inves tigation of the charges against the civil nervine of the in the absence of conducted the called attention to the re oindBfog charges against the These were That the since its organization to the present by a of the rules fcrougfct about results in and letter of the law that by with the department officers nts had Men made in violation merit system and the favored with Uttta referenoa to qasliOattiomthatthenlatives of officers missi ishment of condemned men and expost facto and Soli tar he is decidedly extra having a decided ten dency to make men f abuous and weak It held to be the duty of the court to discharge the But as there is no ques tion as to their were lawfully convicted sentence only being is directed that the warden of the peniten tiary notify the attorney general of the state the time of release so he may imme diately re arrest them and bring them to trial once Justice Brewer vigor ously dissented from this The substantial punishment under each ho was death by hauging and the difference in details in his too trifling upon which to base the decision that would turn two red handed murderers loose upon A KSVf COKOTTTDMON The court also rendered in opinion in the case of Bernard the plaintiff in The State of Louisiana Hans is the owner of a considerable qaantity of Louisiana consolidated When these were issued the state made provision for a special tax to meet the interest and and de clared bonds to create a contract between the state and the which should not be The constitu li in adopted in 1879 however partly re pudiated this agreement and directs the revenue from the special tax be diverted to defray the expenses of the state gov ernment Hans brought suit to have the new constitution declared invalid so far as it impaired the The state set up the plea that it could not be sued by one of its own citizens without its and the circuit court deciding in favor of the and the case came 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 says The legisla tive department of the state represents its policy and its and is called upon to preserve justice and judgment and hold inviolate obligations of the To deprive the legislature of the power of judging what honor and safety of the state may even at the expense of a temporary failure to discharge public would be at tended with greater evils than of which such a failure was the It in deprive the state of that sover eignty and independence in the manage ment of its affairs which are essential to its autonomy and which is always under stood to be its prerogative by all private parties that deal with It is said from ten to twelve millions of are in volved in the A The court also reversed judgment in the case of the estate of North Caroline and auditor against the temple for same reasons stated in the Hans This case also involved several millions of THB FAMOUS FIDEUTT BAKK The court also rendered an opinion in an important bank case growing out of the well known of the Fidelity National of The suit was by David Armstrong againt the American National Exchange of The Fidelity bank drew a draft for one hundred thousand dollars on the Chemical National of New payable on the American Exchange of This was given to Kershaw of who placed it to their credit in the American Exchange Na vicepresident of the was using his banks mosey in his famous wheat deal and had issued drafts without that the deal was hope less he wired the Chemical bank to atop The Fidelity failed and on the refusal of the receiver to al low the claims of the American Exchange National bank for tie documents it cashed in good the baak sued the receiver to The lower court judgment in favor of the American Exchange National and this court T1HODIHAIEYE CfflBTOBnBIDII Close Contest at Dei BUMS and Cedar Rapidi The Renlt fhewbere LegislatnreA Shooting Scrape Other Iowa flpeetel to rmm March account of a great deal of ticketEcratchiag today the election returns come in very lowly to night from thewards of the city and they are not all in Indications point strongly to the election of re or at least a very much reduced vote for The city council will be A DEMOCRAT XHOCKBD Special to Tin Siotrr March who held the office of alder man for twelve was knocked out The republicans claim the elec tion of Cleland for mayor and indications point strongly in that Special to Tn March city elec tions today were the most closely con tested in the history of R was elected over by one hundred and sixty majority for superior The repub licans get city assess and two the democrats electing alder men in three This makes a tie vote in the council with the decidiue vote in the hands of the democratic may The mayor holds his office another and by the way is still holding the city funds in his possession that were or dered turned over at his recent investi AT March city election today resulted in the democrats electing four and the republicans two The new council stands seven republi cans and five A BEPDBLICAN VICTOKT AT Special to March the election to day the republicans were electing their candidates for The electric light proposition carried by a vote of five to AT CEDAB Bpeolalto THB CBDAB March Snouf was elected mayor by 207 The council stands nine repub licans to eight with one va cancy to be filled by the THE FIRST REPUBLICAN Special to TBB March 3 city election passed off quietly here The citi zens elected the the democrats electing the remainder of the offices This is the first republican that has been elected for AT Special to THB March city elec tion today resulted in a democratic vic The mayor is independent and the council largely FAVOKIWG that holding the bank was the innocent purchaser for the value and ordering the receiver to allow the Whether on pleasure bent ot should take on nvaqr trip a bottle of Syrup of is Uacts plssnently and effectually em She tttnr and tothecommiseion gaining fe o A Xutbor of BuolBtloEB In trod need DEB March 3 the senate this morning a number of petitions favor ing the reelection of Senator Allison were Among important bills introduced were the following To reg ulate the sale of intoxicating liquors to establish an emergency fund to care for the public health to empower certain cities to fix salaries of cfflcars to do away with fees for justices of the peace and provide salary therefore to author ize bonding of outstanding indebtedness of incorporated and provide for levying tax to pay the same to amend the law relative to railroad The joint resolution calling for a joint convention to canvass the vote for United States senator on Wednesday at was Brown introduced a resolution authorizing the judiciary committees to present the bill reorganizing the courts of the The resolution went over under the The concurrent resolution wai favor ably reported by the railway calling on congress to pus a law requir ing car couplings to be but of no particular Pending the consideration of the reso lution calling far the election of on the board of trustees cf the agricultural the senate adjourned until two this 8Bt I IdCD DOWN TO in the bill could not be purchased those figuresHe noted as instances the farming and the fuicy prices charged Senator Boiniger in reply said that even though jnbstqaent patents Might be istoed on certain improvements the people of the country would still have the benefit of the old Under the provisions of the bill there would bo much more freedom in the use of important try for the benefit of the Sena tor Taylor did not favor the bin as it is at present because it would very strongly ioduce people to try to get acts passed merely for the purpose of securing the meney from Senator saw all were not well informed on the so on his motion action on the resa tion wu postponed till tomorrow Heinigar called up the joinlnsolution calling upon congress to enact a law sgajfst adulterated lard similar to the nlaomargarine He said there was a very large amount of adulterated lard being sold and for the protection of the Iowa farmers he thought such a law ought to be On account of the tremendous use of cotton seed oil in the adulteration of the products of the western farms were decreased in and they should be better The bill for a tax such as the oleomar garine tax and this should be Eegler favored the branding of adulter ated lard but not the taxing of Mills thought action was necessary and im mediate that we needed great relief from this evil and he was willing to do all he canldto get rid of the evil or at least to bring cut the real value of the purs Oeareweg was in favor of the pure The poor men always parchaeed the cheaper If the tax wes put on it would increase the price to them and this would work hardship uion He wanted it branded but not taxed Perkins introduced an amend ment embodying these Senator Meservey moved that further consideration be postponed till and it was from the committee on rail madB submitted the committee report The report favored the adoption of a resolution favoring the adoption of safe ty Sanator Meservey spoke in favor cf the adoption of the resolu Representative of New had a bill calling for such adop lion before congiess The Master Car Builders Association favored such a The resolution was adopted Senator Smith called up his aaking that only practical farmers sad mechanics be chosen as trustees in structors in the agricultural Clyde and Dungan opposed the resolu tion on the ground that it would be mak ing class During the dis cussion the senate adjourned for At two oclock the discussion was re but gave way at to the die between gave tha hone of lords his Pnct 15 Cnrrs Lord Balis bury said he cuseion of the special order made on the resolution against adulterated lard The substitute by Senator Perkins was tie matter under Reine er 1he substitute and it OBjped without Thj consideration of the Smith resolution was resumed Senator Bolter took the floor and spoke at some length against the It was finally laid on the Parrott presented the report of the committee on assignment of committee It was made a special order for tomorrow Senator Mc Cjy was present for the first tiiie and immediately all the members crowded around him to offer congratulations on his SHOT IO M Kuaoor of Spneial to THB DES March house settled right down to work this after By a resolution the speaker was empowered to choose ministers or others to open the sessions of the house with When it came to the introduc tion of the numbers showed that they had not yet gotten rid of all they had and the increased nnm bea on file to The session lasted from and not a minute was The democrats have ceased all for they see the republicans are on the alert and reedy to mark against them every The election ofSenator Allison tomor row will be a very quiet Opposi tion to him has been all blow and no can didate has been brought out who can draw any According to a rule made by the speaker employes of the house will have no easy They will have to report at cer tain hours for duty and be under direc tion of the chief clerk all the They are under much stricter regulations than they have been and that fact is causing much complaint lady clerks and men who come here to get jobs in the tilings will go on as smoothly as ever and the em ployes will have a very easy THB to Tn DES March members of the legislature were nearly all here at the sessions The senate met this morning with only about eight or ten Mack as with the presentation of petitions and mem Nearly all of them were in favor of the election of Senator though a few of them were asking for the re tention of the prohibitory Senator Brower introduced a very im portant Following oat the Row la Special to Tnt DBS March afternoon Constable Stynner made a raid on Dade Hendersons colored gambling resort and roused considerable He went off up town again and Henderson borrowed a revolver and followed him up When at the corner of Walnut and Fifth whie Btynner was talking o a Henderson approached leveled the revolver at Stainner and The bullet went wild of the mark and St sinner at once drew and striking Henderson in thp breast Henderson tried to shoot but his weapon missed Stainner continued to shoot nd Henderson turned and In Stainner fired four but the first was the only one that took effect Henderson is fatally Stainner disappeared immediately after the shoot ing and has not been seen THB riBK FiiBLL He AIM a BewlntiMLard Sal isknry makes aa Shipwrecked Britten Schooner March Smith moved the adoption of the report of the Paraen He considered the course proposed would do absolute justice to the members whose conduct had been impugned and an persona in eluded ia the allegations of the newspa per which published the There were certain features of the publications which he deeply but other accusations were justified by It was an unique report oppo sition laughter but the impartiality of the judges has been acknowleged by the accused whose acquittal from personal charges he thought a subject tqrhearty Regarding the commissioners finding certain dents guilty of conspiracy the govern ment might be asked why it did not take action He held it was no part of the intention of the government to constitute the commissioner with view of inflicting punishment upon the Far nellites and laughter from the Gladstone moved the amendment ainounced by Morley declaring that the house repudiates the based upon tae calumny that been made against the members of the and while express ing satisfaction at the exposure made of evii regrets the wrong inflicted and suffering and loss endured through those acts of flagrant Glad stone sain the governments motion was utterly insufficient to do justice to the members It failed to represent the sense of opinion which the house and country fenced upon the commUsioners Was he ever before proposed to a deliberative body that they should accept in a lamp a report of one hundred and sixty folio pages brist it committee ing the ju dicial system of the This measure if reported and wffl radkaUr the JofflBU Senator suggeation of Governor upon the J to present n bfll judiciary reorganis thought it to have coMtdaatioft of tka ao the went oner andartkarules Iowa City a Special to THE H i IOWA March flre in Denecke Getters drygoods store late Saturday night destroyed the entire stock of The loss is about the insurance The book Etore belonging to Welch was also damaged probably 000 will cover the loss of this Denecke Getter had re ceived their stock of spring goods only a few days and these goods were not The firm will commence to rebuild at once and soon be ready for If the wind had able or the fire company been less the finest business block in the city would soon have been in The fire is supposed to have caught either from the furnace or the electric A JTRB AT March fire in this place Wednesday destroyed the stores occu pied by Tempest hardware L dry goods and and the building occupied by Nesbitts restaurant and Fred Elgars jewelry The loss will reach Strongs insurance is about Nes bitts 1700 and the others FIBE IKTBBBUPT8 A March First Methodist Episcopal church of this city was totally demolished by flre Sunday Theprayerandsongservicewas over and Danlevy had just be gan his sermon when the janitor notified a trustee that the church was The trustee investigated and by his cool ness the conirregation left without a Loss TO tin UOBI Ton DES March The following is the list of from Iowa to the republican league convention at Nash Tennessee the E Fullef and General Drake 1st the Twombley and Arthur Springer 3d dis the George Curtis and Bchrader 3d district CoL Stewart and Pickering 5th dis the Hah Cousins and the Hon Johnson Brigham6ih CMabry and George Christian 7th Haakins and the Kli Watkins 8th Rfley andB Tomer 9th Hart and the Scott lewis 10th Stfflman Meservey and C Knhule 11th the and XL the seietBto and iihedon short notien by thn wifQMiuim of witk two Addnv green fat allpaittocttn dtyaaU Orchard Oty with controversial matter In what had the judges of the commis sion more weight and authority than other experienced men in deciding how far crime was due to the league and how far to the oppressive evictions As an instance of their disproportionate and unbalanced the judges had unearthed an obscure paper The Irishman filling several pages of their report with extracts therefrom wUich hag been termed by ArchBishop Walsh most Were they equally liberal in according blame for other things that were quite ts abominable When they deal with grand capital offenses into which they were especially direced to all that was without one single word of was that the letter on which the detestable charges were founded was a forgery Cries of The report convicted the respondents with joining the league in viaw of the separation of Ireland and E This occurred in In 1890 he rejoiced to believe the idea of separation was dead but he maintained that the debate of the moral authority of the union waa in an Irishman no moral offense Cheers J The report said the by incited one which led to and that they had not assisted in maintaining order by de nouncing the advocates of physical These charges were ten years 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 Did not the tones themselves think something could be said in behalf of Parnells policy when Lord under the assent of Lord Salisbury asked Parnellto devise a tcheme of government for Ireland Changes had already taken place in Ire land and reforms impending which owed their impetus to the These reforms would be accomplished without largely through the wise and constitutional methods of the The report said nothing on these 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 Glad stone further said in asking the house to give full effect to the acquittal of Parnell on all serious he would have the members recollect the infamy of the accusatiozs They were not made at they were made with a solemn assurance that they had been subjected to a most careful Let not the membershesitate to give that acknowledgement of regret to a man who had suffered an enormous wrong 70BKI8X Bern said a warrant was to against Somerset Lord Salisbury declared he could not be lieve a stan of General Probyna charac ter wouldiaterriew him for the purpose of worming out information ia order to eafeat MAHT rASSBHSBBS March 3 is now known that one hundiel and fiftyeight of the passengers and crew of the British steamer which was wrecked Friday night ia Torres while bound for were THB MXSCff ATTACKED AT March A report has been ceived from the governor of stating that eight hundred of the king of Dahomeys troops attacked the French force under Commandant Terrilon at Aftsr a severe fight the French repulsed the killing and wound in a hundred of It is reported that the government in tends to annex the kingdom of Dahomey to the French possetsions in and that a large expedition will be sent to the west coast JLANA8AN March The Athentenm lias bUckballed the author of the Parnellism and Crime WBKKKD AKO A mm OF SN St PiffllX 8EEK TOIiTEUfED Ireland Has Sot Em Show mam la Hard Luck and His Xe Story From Berne residence of lord and I through tho orchard of the latter estate I a path that ia the short cot to Hedsor chapaL Lord Boston grants of thia pathway to the duke and the Sabbalhnwm ing after his arrival at CRadrtom took this direct cut toHadsor chapel It aeema being a musician of accomplish run Wmyao March disas trous wreck occurred on the Fort Wayne road west of this early this the third section of a train going east reached that point an oil tank on the train exploded and set fire to the The fourth section ran into the third killing John en Harvey and All of the fourth composed of eighteen loaded was Cowan and Miller lived at Alliance and Galeshouse is a single When the bodies of the three men men were found they were The track was so badly damaged that freight and passenger traffic was delayed about fourteen The cause of the wreck was a failure of the dead engineer to stop when DABK DeMfc of u Iowa Banker 1m Coll March is re ceived here of the death at last Friday night of Larhia president of tha Marion county national DEATH OF A MYSTERIOUS Charles one of the wealthiest citizens of this died Thursday night after an illness of but twentyfour He was supposed to have been a New York and when youog was bound to a man whose name he He formerly lived in Een his most inti mate friends are surprised to find how little they know ebout Only one person remembers having heard him re fer to He said that he had a brother and but their names and addresses never passed his ard there is nothing about personal i ffacs to solve the His property is variously estimated at from 175 000 to comprising real estate and bus iness blocks in this As there is no will his possessions may revert to the HX E ENGLISH DEAD March Qoy James E Iward English dnd at his residence in thin city E irly last week he contracted a severe which rapidly developed into He was seventyeight years nf age and leaves a widow and one Gov English had s national reputation in political and fi nancial In IS60 he was elected to and was reelected in but declined a third In 1867 he was elected governor of Conneticut over the Joseph R and was then the only democratic governor in the Uni ted COMMODORE WHITES March 3 funeral of the late Commodore chief ot the bureau of yards and took place this morning from Johns E and was largely The remains were conveyed to Philadelphia for A RAILROAD PRESIDENT SAN March 3 Mervyn president nf the Ban Francisco and Northern Pacific died this OHIOS yiiooo Boll Tin Bloodily Biinm March The river is steadily falling and railroads that have been driven from the Central Union depot will be able to return tonight or March have been KBjived from all districts in which the second ballots for members of the reichs tag were held with the exception of These together with the re turns in thoie districts where the elec tion occurred on the first ballot show the election of one hundred and six mem ben of the center seventyfour German liberals and sixty two thirtynine national eighteen imperialists sad thirty five When the result of the second ballot was announced at Dortmund the social ists engaged in a and the police who attempted to disperse them were The police charged the rioters with drawn swords andscattered the Thirty of the rioters wen An election riot also occurred at where many rioters were WILL ATTACK March in this city threaten to attack Glynn the British They have formed a the members of which have pledged themselves to make an assault UVCOLHB March Lincoln has passed a bad He is in an ex tremely critical BLAfiSIASB 3IAI March in the commons today referred to the suspen sion of and asked per mission to make the following mo tion The house deems it nectsssi to declare when a member prefers n charge against a minister which thn minirter such a member ought not to ba restrained from refusing to accept the denial and from permut ing in the the charge becanae the min ister is a member of the house of The announcfmeet of aiteehi atodwitl taid he consider Gladstones ra quest and let him know doriBg bigif heocold accept the motion for March hi the of lords with retesmcato thechargaB by taBonefcrnw BaBa General canaDyat KMUBa March The delegates to the league base ball meeting have nearly all arrived to The schedule committee held a meeting today to pre pare a report for the regular meeting to but nothing could be learned as to the dates Chairman Soden eaid he had prepared a ten club as had also his Spalding and Hor IiTvor An important They act on the stomach and bowels through the A new They speedily cure bad tor pid piles and Splen did for women and Small 80 doses for Samples free at Wi ties drag MoomklBMra mm low DBS March Kirk of who was ap pointed special agent of internal revenue under President and is the only democrat still retained in that branch of the was seriously wounded at North by For eome time he has been detailed in the North Carolina mountains running down violators of the and was finally surprised and shot He will probably As a primary remedy in most of the prevalent we knew of none that can take the place of Price only 25 One of the most essential conditions of perfect health hi perfect rest This can be assured to the baby by uciag Bulls March ex plosion of gas in the Wilxesbarre shaft this afternoon caused the imprison ment of eight and it is feared the gad gas must have killed Harrow poor dial sexual cured Samplofree at drnr atom mornings this Evangelical Btahoplsner ths on quarterly conference ths 1M March reports are true the good St Patrick lived in Fton Ireland comes tie news that snakes have appeared in that It seems that about five years ago a showman named Wilson came from America with a show of living wild Ha landei his show at Queenstown and gave exhibi tions up through Ireland with more or less But one night at the little town of ia Wil son got very drunk and attempted to clean out his own The constabu lary force sought to aLd whether as meana of selfdefense orin a spirit of humor I know not Wilson turned all the wild animals Of course this created a terrible and for a week the neighborhood was hi a state of wild The wild beasts were duly either captured or but for three years no trace cf the den of snakes let loose on that mem orable night could be Mean while Wilson went to prison for two Two years ago the people in the neigh borhood of Amraugh began to miss poultry and Several vagabonds fell under were and were locked But the depreda tions and finally a farmers lad testified that upon returning late one night from a he had seen the evil one in the guise of a serpent making way with a pig across a The village priest took the lad in hand and questioned him but nothing could shake the fellows About this time other people detected similar fiends ia the act of like depreda and at once arose a hue and cry that the spot was a damned one and had heen given over to the devil for his dia bolical Special prayers wore said and the devil was publicly de but the depredations con and presently from a own twelve miles came word that his satanic majesty had begun operations in that his victims in this instance and in this place being not poultry and In this dismal emergency the bishop was moat properly appealed for the parish priests were at their wits ends and their parishioners were well nigh crazed through The bishop prom ised to investigate the but instead of resorting to conventional ecclesiastical methods that holy and sagacious man enlisted the services of two shrewd de tectives from the intellectual center of The bishop fancied that the devil waa doing his unholy work by ia the guise of dragons and but in the persons of certain lawless characters too lazy to work and just knavish enough to The de laboring under this made their investigations quietly and without holy water or and ia the course of a fortnight reported to their saintly employer that the depredations at Castelrains and Amraugh had indeed been committed by the detec tives themselves having seen and watched the same upon three distinctive occasions and carry off their The serpents were described as dark of color and fully fifteen feet in length they killed their victims by coiling about their The story was discredited bv the clergy and laity as good luck would have a correspondent of the Journal at Dublin recalled the signifi not to say circum stance that the numerous and diverse species of snakes which had escaped from the Wilson show about three years previous had never been Then of a sudden the mystery was cleared up and bands for the extermination of the monsters were organized among the vengeful Three of the snakes were shortly thereafter pur and killed in the bog east cf Am raugh the largest of the snakes measured f ur feet in the maw of each was found a About a month thereafter a fourth snake was killed near Casterraine this snake upon being cut open was found to contain very many little which immediately glided into the grass and escaped before the astonished rustics could apprehend stimulated by the advertised reward of half a crown and a special dispensation for every alive or the coun try people caught eleven of the smaller measuring over seven inches in Then the snakes seemed to disappear no further dep redations being the excitement gradually died But it U now after a lapse of two tranquil that snakes have and deafly appeared at and around an agricultural thirty miles north of the country seat of the earl of These snakes are of a strange species though uone have been they are said to be of enormous voracity and and a noise when moving like the clatter of dice ia a box they Ml by and they have created great havoc among the flacks of his grace the as well as in the coops and sties of the serpents similar to the Amraugh and Cutolraine varmints have appeared still farther to the eastward and have caused such a panic that the countryfolk are afraid to venture out of doors after nightfall The theory it 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 state will ba neces sary to restorethe inland to the virgin condition in which the good 8t Peter left it A STOBT nox A story comes from Borne to the effect tha at the very moment when the Italian Lord Boston ia in the habit ot playing the organ in the and on this particular morning ho wae at Ma customary place In the organ left Aa Gladstone entered the chapel recognised by one of the youog ladies ia the woo turned to Loot saying there ia Lord Boston looked to confirm tho re So it and I will not sit in the same church with him Thereupon his lordship picked uphia hat and walked out of the chapel WAVHIK8TOIT IBM Ylels March Thn mayor and a number of Chicago men have sent formal invitation to the congressional committee on the worlds fair to visit Chicago and see for themselves tho pro posed site for the fair and consult representative men of the As some difltculty is apprehended in a leave of absence from the house for tho committee it is probable that if ths invitation is accepted it will be by a subcommittee of the special house A BAILHOAD LAND CASE March 3 court in an opinion by Justice re versed the decision of tho superior court Wisconsin in the suit brought by the Wisconsin Central railrnad the paintiff in Price county et at This is a suit which the county sought to tax the railroad company upon their land the question being whether the road can be taxed for lands before he patent to them is issued by the United The supreme court de cides where land is alienated from the United States it becomes subject to tax B ion and therefore holds the land within tag place limits of the grant were sub ject to but that the land within the indemnity limits waa not liable to taxation until the railroad made their selections and these had been BXRWKKSBSTATlVg TATJUSSBS CONDI TION March It is stated tbis afternoon that the condition of ex Representative Tanlbee is substantially WARMOTITHS NOMINATION March Tha senate spent most of its time in executive ses sion today discussing the nomination of ExGovernor Warmouth to be collector of the port ofN w The vote on the confirmation stood Ayes aayi Warmouth received the votes all the republican senators present except those of Farwelfand Wilson of Seven democrats also voted for the A BILL CONCERNING THB HLSCTIO5 OF BKPBMKNTATIVK8 IN In the house today McComas intro duced a bill which referred to regulate in part the time and manner of holding the elections of representatives in con It provides that in each state antitled to more than one representative ia the fiftythird and subsequent con such representatives shall be elected by districts which as nearly as an equal number of in so that the most populous dis tricts shall not have more than inhabitants in excess of the least populous districts the districts to be composed of territory con adjacent and compact further directs the redistricting of any state except on the occasion of federal census and such te dis tricting for the election of members to the fiftysecond PUBLIC BUILDING BILLS The committee on public buildings and grounds today reported favorably the following bills for the construction of nnbltc buildings Illinois 000 Sioux South 000 Nebraska senate bill with amenement reducing appropriation from 000 to Sioux Iowa senate bill with amendment reducing appropriation from KOO 000 tn 1100000 Rockford Fl senate till with amendment reducing aopropriation from to Eau Wisconsin senate bill with nuvdment reducing appropriation from A LOTTBB1 Bennett located in the Indian has reported to the In dian bureau that it has just come to his knowledge that an act has been passed by the legislative counsel of the Choctaw nation about two months incorporating the Caocuw Orphan Asylum Lottery Tha agent reports great secresy has been maintained concerning the and it was with the utmost difficulty he succeeded In ing a copy of What more attractive than a pretty fi with a bright complexion Vox it i Pozzonlt awipapers announced that tha pope i in arttcolo mortOs his holiness partakiBg of a bowl of broth and drink a glass of his favorite native ice Bon Compagni waa with and the two wore chatting An of a suddenhia holiness wafted ton and gaud intautiy in tho direc tion of the QabinaL At last he sadly Thereto a great sorrow in store for the Fifteen minutes later the newBthat the WM The remarkabte coinri toee Baa DOM madv fna aoBjaot of general COBBBBBBIL tobeiestoredbBaaltb ia tsf death Iwjy for bnrlat Thn f pMparsd On Iwjy for Special to THB DBS March is agitating the minds of the people very A bill has been introduced in the senate to annex all surrounding 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 were made very strongly in favor of an nexation and it is thought the committee will report If the annexation bin is the city will have fully A March New York league ballot reform petition was brought to Albany today and tonight carried on the shoulders of fflurteen into the ainemblv amid storms of The book is tweatysfx inches thirtytwo inches long and eight feet containing over signatures from New York over from The petition waa referred to the committee on the St Yitna nervous aesa and hysteria are soon cured by Miles Free samplaa at dnur ttrim 10 prema court to day affirmed of the lower court in the can of Jakn Kilraia which two montha imprison ment in the county Jafl at Purvb and two hnntfred dollars The dtekdoev in the SolUTan caw wQl rendatnl Boat

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