Burlington Hawk Eye, March 11, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

March 11, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 11, 1890, Burlington, Iowa nPTTT? I n TiBURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH ll, 1890. [Prick: 15 Cents per Week. GRINDING OUT LAWS. A DAT WITH ODE NATION’S SENATORS AHD BEPBE8EHTATITES. Sherman’* Heat-limp set ion Bill-BLur’g | Educational Measure— Immigration Matters in the House-Other Legislation—Capita] Notes. making an aggregate value of thirty five million dollars lees than the December estimate. The wheat crop of 1889 was exceeded by the crops of 1880, 1882 and 1884. The average remainder in the hands of the growers on the first of March for ten years past has been 130,000,000 bushels. The average crop during this period was 450,000.000 bushels. The most of the wheat in tie farmers’ hands is in states which have the surplus overconsumption or over those in which a much larger portion is consumed at home. Six spring wheat states have only 45,000,000 bushels, 18,000,000 of which will be required for spring seed, and the remainder will scarcely be more than four months consumption of their population. Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, the only winter wheat states east of the Rocky mountains contribut mg to the commercial distribution, have only OO 000,000 bushels, half of which will be needed at home at part of the remainder commercially unavailable at the present prices. Therefore the available supply for exportation, and home distribution to July, is small. Depleted farm reserves have been measurably filled except in a few states, but it will require to squeeze anv ‘onsiderable proportion of them into commercial distribution. TO HELP THE FAKMXB8, Washington, March IO.—Among the bills reported from committees and placed on the calendar in the senate was one for the construction of postoffice buildings in towns and cities where postoffice receipts have for the last three years exceeded three thousand dollars. The committee on privileges and elections reported an order for striking from the congressional records inserted by Call in the report of his remarks in his discussion with Chandler on February I the pressure of high prices 20th for the substitution of the original nv -~'*T,s’dp.rfthle nronorti report made by the official reporter; placed on the calendar. Mr. Stanford offered a preamble and resolution instructing the committee on finance to inquire what relief for exist ing agricultural depression may be furnished by the United States and par ticularly whether loans may not be made by the government on mortgages on real estate independent of improvements; referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Plumb offered a resolution which was agreed to, calling on the secretary of the interior as to the causes of withholding patents of lands within the limits of the Union Pacific land grants. The bill appropriating $500,000 for a public building at Salt Lake City, Utah, was passed. Ga motion of Sherman the bill reported by him from the committee on foreign relations providing for the inspection of meats for exportation, prohibiting the importation of adulterated articles of food or drink and authorizing the president to make proclamation in certain cases and for other purposes, was taken from the calendar. Mr. Manderson suggested that one trouble in connection with the exportation of meat products was the principal requirements of the foreign countries and he asked Sherman whether there was anything in the bill that could remedy that trouble. Mr. Sherman said that, for several years past. restrictions had been imposed in France, Germany and Great Britain on the importation of meat products The general complaint made in all those countries was that there was no meat inspection laws in the United States such as existed in the European countries. It is believed the passage of the bill would enable the proper authorities of the United States to procure and release various restrictions more or less and won! thereby add at least fifty million pounds to American exportation of beef products. Mr. Bate remarked several bills kindred to this one were pending before the agricultural committee; that it was a matter of vast importance; that the ponding bill was a substitute for the original bill aud had only been reported last week, and more time should be allowed for the consideration of the measure. The discussion was further participated in by Allison, Plumb, Teller and Edmunds. When the hour of two o’clock arrived the bill was laid aside without action and the education bill taken up. Mr. Higgins addressed the senate in advocacy of the bill. Mr. Jones, of Arkansas, followed Higgins. He said the legislature of his ■tate had instructed her senators to vote against the bill, and he should obey those instructions. At the close of Jones’ speech the senate proceeded to vote on the amendments proposed by the committee and they were severally agreed to. The bill was then laid aside and after an executive session tne senate adjourned. THS HOUSE. An IMI Or- ilctatlon Investigation ear* <1-0 thor Legislation. Washingnon, March IO.—A resolution was concurred in providing that the senate committee on immigration and the house committee on immigration and naturalization shall jointly investigate the workings of the various laws of the United States and several states relative to immigration. The resolution was amended so as to direct the joint committee to investigate the effect on American workingmen which is likely to follow the purchase of American industries by foreign capitalists; also to report to congress the official currespondence on the proposal to make Bedloe s Island, in New York harbor, the immigrant depot and whether in the opinion of the committee, such island is the best and most suitable place for such a depot. A resolution was adopted calling on the secretary of war for information relating to the defective work on the Washington aqueduct tunnel and whether the contractor is liable therefor. The senato bill was passed with a verbal amendment to prevent the introduction of contagious diseases from one state to another. Bills were passed authorizing the con atruction of bridges at the following points: Across the Missouri river at Pierre, South Dakota; across the Missis Sippi river at Lyons, Iowa (amendators) The bill was called up for removing the offices of inspectors of boilers and hulls from Galena, Illinois, to Dubuque, Iowa. This was vigorously opposed by Hitt, of Illinois, and earnestly advocated by Henderson, of Iowa, and it was finally recommitted, with instructions for the committee on commerce to report at any time. Mr. Lacey, of Iowa, from the committee on elections, reported a resolution for the appointment of a subcommittee to make a thorough investigation of the contested election case of Clayton vs. Breckinridge. Mr. Lacey (at the request of Breckin ridge) offered an amendment directing the sub-committee to investigate all the events relating to the contest or arising therefrom after the election, which was agreed to after a brief debate and then the resolution adopted. The house then went into a committee of the whole on the Oklahoma territory bUl. Without making much progress the committee rose and the house ad journcd. _ Senator HtuforS DIiconm His Proposition of Government Loans on Beal JR state. Washington, March IO —Senator Stanford, in presenting his lesolution to the senate to-day relative to government loans on real estate, said, in part: lf the farmers were able to borrow from the government, without interest, a certain amount of its bills giving the farm as security therefor, to that extent his land would become active in price and he ould be enabled, while giving employment to the extent of the mosey loaned him, to improve his farm and increase its value to the full amount of the loan. Thus the government loan would be doing double duty. The activities of this money do not terminate with its expenditure by the farmer, these who have received it in their turn will make use of it as an energizing factor in the forces of life to an indefinite period. * * * * In my opinion ample protection would be afforded the government if it limited the loan to one-half or one quarter of the assessed value cf the property given as security and upon an appraisement of government officers especially selected for that duty. It seems to me the great thought of humanity should be how to advantage the great multitude of toilers, increase their power of production and elevate their condition. We know that a great improvement is within the provisions of providence and in the prosperity of the masses the prosperity of all is assured. One of the more effective means of disposal of the forces inherent in the value of property is in thoroughly furnishing a bountiful supply of money based upon unquestioned and secure values. THE WOHLD’8 FAIR HILL. It Has Bosn Complete* by tbe Special House Sub-Committee Washington, March IO —The special house sub committee on the world's fair held another conference with the visiting Chicago delegation to day, and completed a bill which will be presented to the full committee as soon as the chairman can call it together. Tbe changes made in the bill are few and the principles of the original bill are closely adhered to. The provision for a national commission, composed of two members from each state, has been retained, but an amendment has been added providing that the commissioners shall be divided equally between the two political parties. The government commissioners are to have control of the fair, the appointment of judges, the distribution of awards, etc.; but the Illinois corporation (which is recognized in the bill), is to prepare the site, construct buildings and retain control of the financial affairs. The president is not to appoint the commissioners until Chicago has raised $5,000,000 outright and has given satisfactory assurance of its ability to supply another $5,000,000 if it shall be needed There was considerable discussion over the advisability of changing the date of the fair to 1893. It is understood that the Illinois members of the house feel that in justice to the foreign exhibitors the time should be extended. IOWA POSTMASTERS. Chant*• Mad* In Iowa Daring Aha Wack Ending March S. Special to Th* Hawk-Ey*. Washington, March IO.—Established Bugalo Canter, Winnebago county, Royal N. Pomeroy, postmaster. Discontinued—Shiloh, Cad ar CDunty. Postmasters Appointed—Adair county, L. M. Hawes; Centralia, Dubuque county, George W. Albert; Chillicothe, Wapello couunty. J. A Panegar; Duncombe. Webster county, Frederick Fol ger; Malone, Clinton county, C. D. Winne. _ GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. AK ATTEMPT TO TEST THE LE6ISLAT1VE SENTIMENT OM THE MATTES. The Systems Proposed for Furnishing Beaks—The Quality of Books Wanted—Monday’s Legislation — Various Bills, Ete. I XI CHOP BEFORT. ■The A Larga Slack af Cora on Hand Supply of Wkaat. Washington, March IO —The statis tied report of the department of agricul ture for March relates to the distribution and consumption of corn and wheat. It makes the proportion of the corn crop in the hands of the growers 15.9 per cent or 970.000,000 bushels, and of the wheat crop 31.9 per cent or 150,000,000 bushels. The stock of corn on hand is the largest ever reported in March. The average eight annual returns is 677,000.000 bush els, that of last year was 787,000,000 bushels. The estimated consumption to March I is 1,143,000,000 bushels—a figure exceeded only last year and in 1880. The proportion of merchantibie com of the crop Of 1889 it 85.7 per cent, exceeded in recent years only by those of 1884 and 1888. The average value of all com, on the first of December was 28 3 cents per bushel The average on the first of March was 27 9 cents for mer chantable End 19.2 for unmerchantable, Xx-8«nat«r Taulbee S«ff#n Anomer Holapeo, Washington, March IO.—Ex-Congressman Taulbee has suffered another relapse and his condition this morning is almost hopeless. He is delirious and his pulse is fluttering and very weak. The physicians fear that some of the bones at the base of the brain have been splintered and thnt inflammation of the membranes has set it. weaver’s silver bill The house committee on coinage, weights, etc., resumed to-day the consid eration of the Weaver bill. Two amendments were adopted. One of these was an addition provision to section five, making it the duty of the secretary of the treasury to refuse deposits of silver when the market price, as determined by him, shall exceed one dollar for 371.25 grains of pure silver. The amendment provides for the free coinage of silver whenever the price of silver reaches the price mentioned above. The other amendmens was added to section eleven and provides that nothing in the act shall be construed to change the legal tender quality of the standard silver dollar. INVESTIGATING THE ‘ LEAK ’’ The investigation of the “leaks” was continued to-day bv Senator Dolph’s special committee. Senators were summoned as near as possible in alphabetical order It is not believed any of the witnesses of the past two days incriminated themselves. THE DUTY ON HOI’S. The ways and means committee to day heard further argument upon the proposition to increase the duty on hope, Hor mann, of Oregon, speaking for ond Butter worth, of Ohio, against. Father arn* aaa Murdered;. Kansas City, March ID.—Charles Wil Hams and his twelve year old son, living in the suburbs of Galena, Kansas, were found murdered in their bed yesterday morning. Williams was blind and had lost his arms in a mine accident ‘ A man has been arrested at Prescott, Arkansas, suspected of being the murderer. A CoBiplrsty casa aa Trial. New York, March IO. - The trial of I Sheriff James A. Flack, his son William L. Flack, and Lawyer Meeks, indicted I for conspiracy with Judge Monell, since i deceased, was begun to-day. The con spiracy consisted of trying to secure a divorce for Sheriff Flack from the lat ter’s wife. Headache from la grippe, mnuenza or colds instantly cured by Hoffman's Harmless Headache powders. Agency at Henry’s drug store. Tete Hawk-Eye Bureau, Capitol Building. Dis Moines, la., March IO The action of the friends of state uniformity of text books on Saturday was a little surprising. They chose a very unfavorable occasion upon which to test the sentiment of the legislature as a whole on the subject, because a great many of the members were absent and, therefore, could not express themselves by vote one way or another. In* the senate. Finn and Weidman were the men who tried to bring out the expression by tacking an amendment on Kegler’s resolution providing for a special text-books committee. The amendment instructed the committee to report a state uniformity bill, but before it could be voted on finally it was laid over till this week. In the house, Smith’s resolution demanded similar instructions to a similar committee already appointed. It was a singular coincidence of attempted action, to say the least, and the majority of members are glad it was not successful in carrying. Many of them., though in favor of state uniformity, were not willing to put the matter in that form and, in consequence, were in favor of the postponement. It might be well for the advocates of that policy to not be too hasty in their movements, or their weak points will be uncovered and their opponents given a decided advantage. More than one member has been investigating the subject, but not all have arrived at a conclusion as yet, and a hasty movement will bring about sudden and perhaps erroneous conclusions, the lesult of it all being unwise legislation and consequent misery in the matter of managing schools and text-books. Before deciding on a definite course to pursue in regard to text books our legislators should fully understand the merits of the systems proposed for furnishing books There are three distinct lines and gradations between them along which it is proposed to move: lat, free textbooks purchased by districts: 2d, state uniformity, with the books selected by a commission and sold to. the pupils at cost; 3d, slate uniformity, with the books selected or edited by a commission, printed at the expense of the state and sold to pupils. State uniformity is now the law in Minnesota, Indiana and California, but the Indiana law was recently declared unconstitutional on the ground that it granted a monopoly to an individual company, hence is now a dead letter. School books should be printed in the best possible manner, and the samples we nave seen which are used under a state uniformity contract system are not such as are wanted. Those from California are not much better, but here there is the disadvantageous fact that the books themselves furnished by the state at less than cost The trouble about the state printing the books is the tremendous coat of a plant that will turn out first class publications. The machinery and tools there cost about $75,-000, and yet they were able only to publish books of the plainest nature Nothing like a geography or a scientific work can be turned out, and yet a very large and in some respects complete office has been fitted up for them. But the great trouble about state uniformity lies in the fact that one small body of men must select the books for a great number of people as diverse in tastes as can be imagined. Now it is reasonable to suppose that a commisson can select books satisfactory alike to the public schools of Burlington or Keokuk and to the conntry schools of Kosscth and O’Brien counties? If all schools were large and graded the idea might work well, but the schools are different in organization—different in methods of study and promotion, different in length of terms, in fact they are an irregular, heterogeneous mass of individuals work ing for the education of the people as a whole. It may be said that state uniformity would break up this condition of things would place the schools on a uniform basis and make everything more smoothly. Under ex isting conditions it could not be done State uniformity applied to a country school district would necessitate more complex arrangements than at present exist for getting the pupils into proper classes, and place all at a disadvantage. Some would be ahead, some behind of the classes into which they were com pelled to go. But the greatest difficulty would be to establish a standard that would fit the modest country school as well as the best organized city school. At present the best men of the country are employed to get up teit books, and from the large numbers produced our educators have the opportunty of selling what they think are the best. We are saying nothing as to price just now. A teacher being supplied with a text book fully in harmony with his own views can do much more effectve work, and the system as at present in vogue gives this very liberty. State uniformity nar rows the choice down and gives that choice to a few men who very likely know not what every district in the state wants and couldn’t satisfy that want if they did know it. They may stand high in educational circles, but when such distinction is attained it is generally in a special line and then of course on that specialty he is all right. The other departments, however, would suffer for this very reason, especially the element ary departments. Tile best persons to choose books for study are those directly connected with the schools of the partic ular locality for which they are chosen, and that locality must be very limited The adoption of state unifomity would cause a great expenditure of money to make the change, and this would be something of a burden to the people. It would be hardly fair to ask any com pany to take all the second hand books and give new ones for them, and if any company would do any such thing as that—a clear throwing away of $1,000, OOO—it would show that it expected to make largely on the contract in the future. The objections against state uni fortuity can be summarized as follows: 1st. It would bring about an inferior grade of books; 2d, It would be difficult, almost impossible to select one series of books satisfactory to the majority of the people; Sd, It would made teaching and school work less effective; 4th, It would create a monopoly in the business, which would work for its own benefit and not for that of the state. The three states where state uniform lty prevails have been spoken of and it might be well to inquire how the scheme works there. In the report of the state superintendent of public instruction of Minnesota it is said that the only trouble with the law is in getting people to obey it; that in many places they do not use the books prescribed and plead ignor ance when brought np for violation. This would indicate dissatisfaction. California’s experiment has not been fully concluded, but the state superintendent calls it a success so far, primary object with them was to lesson the cost: but as pan of the cost was paid in taxes it was not in reality lessened. Indiana people are not satisfied with their law and want it repealed. Wiscon-son had such a law recommended by a commission but failed to pass it. This is the record of state uniformity in practice. The other remedy sought from the oppressiveness of school book trusts is free text books. This is a plan endorsed by and in practical operation in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York City, Wisconsin and other places. Free text books do not prevent state uniformity, but it does prevent the evils arising therefrom. Free text books, with each district having option of choice in the matter, is what many regard aa the true solution of the problem Its advantages have bren stated many times, but I can repeat them here. The plan would place the burden of buying books upon all taxpayers, not on parents alone, but on single persons owning property, corporations, etc., as well; it would enable school work to begin promdtly at the commencement of each term; it would teach children to have regard for public property; it would decrease the cost of books; it would give greater choice in selecting books for different schools, and allow city schools to have what was necessary and country schools what was wanted. One great argument in favor of state uniformity would be done with by free books. The class of poor people moving about the state would not be compelled to buy new books every time they made a move under either system, and under the lat-latter they would not have to buy any to start with. The advantages of free text books only need to be mentioned to be recognized as valid, and when it is added that in every case where it has been tried the plan has been a success we can add no stronger argument in its favor. It is interesting to know how the school book lobby stands on the question. At times it locks as if there were only two sides, and in reality that is the case. There are two trusts really controlling the school board’s business and both have their representatives at work. One combination favors the state uniformity plan and the adoption of the standard school book series or something like it. The most powerful trust, composed of the “Big Four” publishing houses in the east, is opposed to any change in existing laws. All of them are opposed to free text books. That is toeir position in short, and that is the way they are working. None of them can see any advantage accruing by reason of free text books being adopted and of course, they will do what they can to defeat it during the session here The honest supporters of state uniformity will work hard for the success of their measure, because independent of the trust, they believe they are right. Whether that will be adopted or not is problematical. Some plan will go through, however, in spite of the lobby. The “Big Four’’ manipulated things all right for themselves last session, but they cannot do so again this time. It will be state uniformity or optional free text books, with the best prospects for the latter. DEAD 1NHELLAR. A YODHS JEWESS FOON) TERRIBLY MUTILATED IX HEV TORI. Shreds of Kim ('ling to Her Finger Nails Tell of a Dreadful Struggle —No Cise to the Criminal— The Day’s Crimes. Pleat-makers joined the shirtmaker out of sympathy. A number of pants makers struck, but the strike will not become general. want only union min employed. New York, March IO.—Workmen employed on the building of the Temple Court annex, struck to day. They de rn and that only union men be employed ’on the work._ EXCITEMENT ON WALI. STREET. I. EGIS Ll ATI VE. Liquor Bill Law--Tariff Dlicawloa --A Joint Revolution. Des Moines, March IO.—In the senate this morning petitions and memorials against the repeal of the prohibitory law were received. The names signed aggregate ten thousand. The joint resolution reducing the state tax levy from 24 to 2 mills was made a special order for Wednesday next. Among the bills introduced was one requiring the display of United States flags on schools in town of 10,000 inhab Hants and over, and providing military instruction. A joint resolution favoring the placing of jute and sisal grass on the free list was discussed at some length and it was finally made the special order for to morrow morning. A resolution was introduced calling for final adjournment April IO, but no action was taken thereon. Adjourned until nine o’clock to-morrow morning, In the house this morning Smith’s resolution providing uniformity in school text books was discussed and finally passed by a vote of 55 to 27. The municipal corporations committee reported favorably on the Des Moines annextion bill. The resolution calling for a two mill state tax levy went over under the rules. A concurrent resolution was adopted, calling a joint convention Thursday, March 20, to elect regents of the state university, and trustees of the state in-institutions. Adjourned until to-morrow morning. _ MURDY VS. ANTI-MURDY* An Exalting School Election at Moulton Ye* tor Jay. Special to The Hawk-Eyb. Moulton, March IO.—Aj, our city school election to-day three independent tickets with eight names, as follows, were in the field: L M Hale, L. A Wahl, E. T. Printz, Wm. Brunt, W. C. Stickney, Chas. Montgomery, D. B. Blosser and J. P. Smith, the four first named being on two tickets. The trial of strength to day resulted in the election of L. M. Hale, L. A. Wahl, W. C. Stickney and Chas. Montgomery, with a vote of 108, 88, 80 and 77, respectively. The voting was very exciting, party lines being dropped and the vote made on a sort of a Murdy and anti-Murdy basis. New York, March IO.—A mysterious murder was discovered by Blumah Levy, a feeble, tottering woman of seventy years, in a grimy cellar at No. 3 Eldridge street this afternoon. The murdered was a young, good - looking woman and evidently a Jewess. The body was covered with ugly bruises and the skull was fractured. Shreds of human skin were found hanging in light threads from her finger nails. N o one had occasion to use the cellar for six months before to-day. Mrs. Levy was going down to get a beer keg to preserve pickles in. Upon the discovery of the body the police were immediately notified but so far no clue to the murderer has been discovered. For the past year Mrs. Levy’s son used the ground floor as a place of business and rented the floor above to two rich Hebrews, who founded a Hebrew school. Isaac Jacob, a crazy Hebrew who recently shot and killed Herman Rogczinski, and shot, but did not kill, Mrs. Rogozin ski, and when pursued, shot and killed himself, was janitor of the school. It was said he had a number of wives, and the police think the murdered woman was one of Jacobs’ wives and he killed her before his onslaught on the Rogozin-ski family._ FROM EAR IO EAR. A DimtnUd Svredt'i Horrible Suicide at Alsxaadrla, Mo. Special to Thx Hawx-Hyi. Alexandria, Mo., March IO.—This place was unusually excited yesterday when it was announced that the mutilated body of a young man had been found in the snow near the Des Moines river bridge, north of town. A farmer by the name of Root, while out hunting, stumbled across the body in a ghastly condition, the throat being cut from ear to ear and both wrists hacked and cut. A bloody razor was found near by which told the sad tale of suicide. Assistance was procured and the body conveyed to this place, where it was placed in a blacksmith’s shot) to await the action of the coroner. No one seemed to know who the unfortunate young man could be, but it has latter developed that he was the Swede, Nels Segerdahl, who in a demented condition wandered away from his home in Keokuk some days ago. The body had evidently remained where it was discovered for a day or two, as it was frozen stiff when found. MANY IN PERIL. A Tenement House Containing Thirty Fa in I Hee Bn ms. New York, March IO.—The cry of fire awoke Ludlow street once more in the night. It came from No. 137, a hu man beehive six stories high, which sheltered thirty families. Less than two years ago the buildings were ravaged and a number of people burned, though none killed. It has since been provided with every means of escape for its teem ing population. During the progress of the fire the occupants of the building were in terrible peril. All were rescued in safety however. There were many narrow escapes, as the flames surrounded the fire escapes and the halls were filled with smoke. An incident of the fire was a father throwing a baby from the second floor fire escape into the hands of a fireman below, who caught it flying. Several persons were rescued by being lowered oby ropes. The loss is small. _ THE LOTTERY SCHEME. Til* BmSIii Pool Iprlifi t Coracr ob IM* & Morts. New York, March IO —The most exciting inciden’ in Wall street for some time occurred when the big New York and Philadelphia pool in Reading sprung a corner on the shorts and compelled them to pay two per cent for the use of stock for one day. The pool, which has its headquarters in Wormser’s office is s^id to have been dissatisfied with the results of its operations last week and after a disagreement to-day suddenly transferred their accounts from Wormser’s to Moore Schley. Then they notified Wormsers to deliver all the pool stock to Moore & Schley. At the same time Moore & Schley and all the other firms associated with the pool, calced in all the stock loaned them and as a result Wormsers, who were said to need thirty thousand shares of stock to deliver to the pnol in addition to being short as much mere on their own account, had to climb with the bear traders and the clique that had put out short lines. None of the interested parties would make a statement. FROM OSCEOLA. Measle*. Politics sad Railroad Matters. Correspondence of Tee Hawk-Etf.. Osceola, Iowa, March IO —Our city is undergoing a siege of the measles just now; to such an extent does the disease prevail that our school board has ordered the public schools closed for two weeks. Our merchants are having a fair trade, and the prospect of a reasonably early spring after our mild winter cheers our farmers up, especially in view of the fact that they can get twenty cents per bushel for their corn, all credit should be given to the D. M. & K. C. railroad for the prevailing price of corn in our community, as its management was largely instrumental in bringing about the raise from seventeen to twenty cents per bushel. There are large quantities of corn stored all along the line of that road, which it is hoped will be widened to a standard guage road in the spring. It has made a definite proposition to permanently locate its machine shops and roundhouse at this place, which offer will no doubt be accepted bv our citizens. It is understood that the C , B. & Q. railroad will put in valuable improvements here in the spring. Osceola is getting to the front as one of the best towns in southern Iowa. Every dwelling house in town is occupied and a demand for more. THE FIRST WHITE CHILD. Mrs* S. A. Holmes, of Hampton, was IM* First *4Pals Face” Bora la CMI SIRO. Special ioThi Hawk-Eye. Hampton, March IO.—The locating of the world’s fair at Chicago brings into prominence the fact that here in Hamp ton lives to-day the first white child born in Chicago Mrs. 8. A. Holmes, a resident here for many years, was born in Fort Dearborn on January ll, 1832. her father moving there from New York some three years previously. It is more than probable from correspondence already had, that Mrs Holmes will be guest of the city of Chicago during the continuence of the fair, and 8. A. himself will take a lay off (never has had one in forty years) at that time and accom pany Mrs. Holmes._ A FAST RUN. Mill Dill TO DEATH. THREE HOMED MISERS EHTOIBED BY AH EXPLOSION. It Is Feared that at Least Half the Number are Dead—A Ministerial Crisis in Italy—General Foreign News. London, March IO —A terrific explosion occurred tc-dayin the Morea colliery Glamorganshire, Wales which it is feared, will be attended by mucn loss of ife. One hundred miners are entombed and communication with them is impossible for the present. It is feared that all of them have perished. Later advices from the Morsa colliery are that three hundred miners were entombed, but many have been rescued from workings nearest the main shaft Most of those taken out are unhurt, but feveral received fatal injuries. The atest estimate is that one hundred and fifty lives were lost. Eight bodies, shockingly mutilated, have been recovered. Great excitement is caused by the rumor that appeals for help could be heard from entombed men. The rescuers are constantly succumbing to the effects of gas and are obliged to make a speedy retreat. GENERAL FOREIGN NE WH tni* city. bearing one hundred and fifty re; r sent at ive* of the great corporate inst: - i of the country, and having as its destination the City of Mexico. The magnates who are to occupy this moving pa.ace for the next four weeks a~e general passenger agents of the railroads of the United States, Canada and dexies and their mission is that of cultivating and improving the commercial relations between the three ‘Americas. Ai the Cl y of Mexico on March 18 the annual convention of the American association of general passenger and ticket agents will convene._ HK G. A K. ENCAMPMENT. ijaugau* ArrUiflf in Qmincy—TM* Candidates* Quincy. Ii March IO.—Delegates to the state encampment of the Grand Army 'f the Republic are beginning to arrive. and candidates for the office of department commander are at work. Prominent candidates are C ffonel W. L. Diana, of th:s city, and ll. W. Bolton, of Chicago. THE G A. R FOR DISTIN. Chicago. March IO.—The following note war handed in to the Associated Press to night: A communication signed oy over three-fourths of the delegates fr >m Post 2b to the department encamp* he Grand Army of the Repub-Qcy, has been sent to Colonel Distils, candidate for department pledging him to their sup er men lie at Q W L commander P rt and regretting the candidacy of Rev Dr Bolton, a member of Post 28. THEY ii* It HORSE FLESH rec Minister Lincoln Denies lbs Report TMat He Will Beden. London, March IO.—Mr. Lincoln, i American minister, authorized a denial of tbs report that he intends to resign his position in consequence of the deaffn of his son. DEATH OF SIR PETER COATES London, March IO —Sir Peter Coates, of the well known thread making firm of J. & P. Coates, is dead. A NOMINATION CANCELLED. London, March IO.—Under the name and title of Roger Doughty Tichborn, baronet, Arthor Orton Tichborn claimant. was nominated as home rule candidate for Stoke-on-Trent, to fill the vacancy in the commons made vacant by the resignation of William Leatham Bright, a home ruler. He failed, however, to deposit his share of election ex penses and the nomination is therefore cancelled. MINISTERIAL CRISIS IN ITALY. Rome, March IO.—A disagreement has arisen between Big. Blanchers, president of the chamber of deputies, and Big. Crispi, the prime minister, and Big. Blancheri is about to resign in consequence. A ministerial crisis is eminent. The resignation of Big. Blancheri was announced in the chamber of deputies to-day. Prime Minister Crispi moved the resignation be not accepted and the motion was unanimously adopted. M SPULLER THANKED. Paris, March IO.—The French export chamber has passed a resolution thank ing M. Spuller, minister of foreign aff ail 3, for the attitude of the government in respect to the bill introduced in the American congress, the provisions of which, the resolution says, will tend to exclude the importation into the United States of foreign dry goods. LEVEES BREAKING. A DIRTY OLD BUSER. Is Too Hs Is WorlM $10,000 Bot Filthy to Tolorat*. Special to The Hawk-Eyx, Montezuma, March IO.—The trustees of Scott township have been investigating the law preparatory to making a raid on Harvy Haines, he is the miser whom Howell went to rob a couple of years, which lost the later his life. Haines is worth $10,000 and lives alone in a little building near Hickory Grove. He gives his person no care whatever, and is too filthy to be tolerated. His home is unfit for any human being to occupy. All appeals to him to change his manner of living have proven of no avail, and if the trustees can abate him as a nuisance they will probably do it. The cause of his solicitude and miserly conduct all comes from disap pointment in love several years ago. WAS ONTO HIS GAME. NsrlM Dakota’s Lsglslatara Will Probably Tabs Up IMO Manor Today. St. Paul, March IO.—The North Dakota legislature a few days ago appointed a seed wheat commission, some of the members of which are acknowledged leaders in the lottery scheme and the opponents of that measure at once expressed the fear that through the necessities of their constituents some of the anti lottery members would be won over by the commission. A Pioneer-Press special to-night says there is the best of season for believing the lottery bill will be taken from the table to-morrow or Wednesday in order to get a test vote on it. Ae it requires a two-thirds vote to take it from the table, that, if secured, would be enough to pass it over a veto. If the motion carries the new bill will be in making a tribute annually of $150,000 instead of $75,000, while the price of the charter will be raised from $25,000 to $50,000 and $210,000 will be paid at once into the state treasury. The seed wheat question will be used with powerful cf feet. Bismarck, N. D., March IO.—Interest in the revival of the lottery scheme is general to day. If the session terminates March 18, the bill must be introduced tomorrow to make it possible to get it through. Attorney General Goodwin said he would send in his opinion to day upon the duration of the session. If he includes the holiday recess the session terminates on the 18th, and if he does A Resting Train Got* Ninety in Elgbty-Flv* Minute* Philadelphia; March IO.—A fast run was made on the New York division of the Reading road to-day. This morning a member of a prominent broker firm called at the Reading office to arrange for a special train to carry several hundred shares of stock to New York. The entire run of ninety miles was made in eighty five minutes. This is said to be the fastest run ever made between Philadelphia and Jersey City. A Celebrated I*carane* Cut Denver, March IO.—The masters report in the celebrated case of T. C. Henry against the Travelers’ Insurance company of Hartford, was filed to-day. The report finds the cash balance due Henry to be $92,510, and that there there should be returned to him collaterals aggregating over a million d®l-lars and orders a cancellation of Henry’s obligations. The master finds that these obligations have been paid to the Travelers’ Insurance company by receipt bonds of various irrigation companies of Colorado with which Henry has been connected. All claims by the Travelers’ Insurance company for misappropriation of money by Henry in Kansas and Colorado are rejected by the master. This result affects most the agricultural districts and changes the legal status of more than half the large irrigating canals of Colorado. Action was begun by Henry to-day in the United States circuit court against the Travelers for $500,000 damages for illegal seizure of property. More suits for damages will follow. A Conductor sad Brakeman Killed Lincoln, Neb., March IO.—By a rear end collision on the Burlington and Missouri River road near Harvard early this morning, Conductor Norton and Brakeman Miller were instantly killed The train had broken in two and they had Hlffk Water Threatening Destruction on the Lower Mt**l**ippl St. Louis, March IO.—Reports from the lower Mississippi river are to the effect that the stream has become alarmingly high all along its banks, that levees are breaking at various places and that there is apprehension that alarge section of country on both sides of the river will be inundated The latest report is that the levee at Sappington Hoop* six miles above Arkansas City, Arkansas, broke yesterday afternoon and that the break is increasing, and that within twenty four hours the whole of the river front from the crevasse to the Louisiana state ine will Im flooded The whole the Tensas basin, of Louisiana, consisting of four or five parishes, will undoubtedly be coveredffiy water. The river at Ar kansas Cityis above high water mark and is still rising. The present outlo is that there will be at least a foot more of water and that there loss of property. rill be a heavy ROASTED TO DEATH. C hildren Lou* Eye* of th* We of «a(fitlB| from Modoc Conn tv. Calif orals. \n Francisco, March IO —Reports eived at Redding say that there has n terrible suffering in parts of Modoc luty. California, where snow fell to a at d pth. A man named Best, in law Y d.iy. became cut off from cornea-: n wuh the outside world early g the recent storm. His cattle ^e surveil and frozen during the Bks and weeks of the pitiless storm, an I finally the supply of provisions be came completely exhausted There was no way cf oblaining other food and. to sustain the ives of himsei and family, Best waa obliged to kill and eat his team f hordes This was indeed a dire extremely, but those who have tried horse meat say that it is preferable to starvation. _ A WOLF HUNT. Moulton i'*opi* [tidal** la Ouc-'Othsr Matters. Moulton, March IO —Our wolf hunt proved a failure. Several wolves were in tbe timber, but managed to get jut of the ring. There are quite a num-prowiing around in our neighbor-i killing pigs and sheep. This is •cc md hunt and both were failures. have a grey wolf that is seen often he streets of Moulton, but he mania some way to keep out of the set: c ber ho ne W< rn aged ring. Moult! in the w It is a gap kin ap” wi rn will have a boom this summer ay of improvement. ow generally believed that the >wn as the “Moulton and Albia ll ere long be tilled by the Wa bash system. _ Will Mov* to Jo list. Trot N. Y . March IO.—Fuller & Warren proprietors of the Clinton foundry, the largest stove manufactory in ;he country, have been requested to remove their business to Joliet, Illinois, and the company intimates that the proposition will be accepted The company employs 1,200 men and their pay roll aggregates more than a million dollars a year._ WHI Duellos to Prorate. Chicago, March IO.—The Atchison road has given notice to the Western Freight association that on and after March 17 it will decline to prorate with the olhyr lines on grain shipments originating on its own line passing the Missouri river eastbound. PxclWmcnt In lh* Coffs* Mark*!. New York March IO.—There is considerable excitement at the coffee exchange, prices having advanced since the opening from fifty to sixty five prints. Twenty-four thousand bags sold on first call- The situation in Brazil is the cause of the excitement. A Mother sad 8* van ■amid Boforo tho Father. Montreal, March    IO. —Cote    Bi Michael, a flourishing little country par ish about five miles from Montreal, was the scene of a most heartrending fatality yesterday, by which a whole family, consisting of a mother and seven children, were literally roasted to death, while a grief-stricken father stood by, unable to save his loved ones from the devouring flames. Onezime Cellarette, a French Canadian about forty years of age, was one of the most well-to-do and prosperous farmers on the island of Montreal. He lived with his wife and seven children in a large stone house on the main road lead-from the city. About five a. rn yesterday morning Colierette rose, and after starting the fires, proceeded to the outhouses to look after the cattle. He had not loDg been engaged in this work when he was startled by & cry of fire, and rushing out, found the whole house in flames Regardless of danger he rushed into the burning structure and made a desperate effort to rescue his wife and children. His efforts, however, were vain, as the fire had secured too great a headway. Th* Brother hoed Convention. Cleveland, March IO.—Delegates to the brotherhood base ball meeting which begins to-morrow are coming in fast. The schedule committee held a brief session to day and made some brief changes in the table of dates, which they assert, were unimportant._ Brftkcmun    Mortally Injured* Mason City, la., March IO.—O. K B"bench, a brakeman on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road, was run ovar r;y the cars this morning at Rudd, crushing both legs so that amputation its necessary. He is now in a critical condition Lit a Ga* Wall. Marion. Ind.. March IO —A careless workman lit a pipe near a gas well today and an explosion followed, by which the derrick wa* shattered and a number of men painfully burned. A column of fire is now rising from the well. TI** Huriij Hank Trial. Ashland, Wis., March IO.—In the Hurley bank trial the defense to-day charged Cashier Reynolds with ever-charging the debtors of the bank and personally appropriating the overcharges. For Nctdy On** Specialty "hi Hawi-Bts. Carthage, IU., March IO—Large quantities of food and clothing has recently been shipped from Hancock county to various points in the Dakotas where there is said to be destitution. not it terminates May 6. If he is satisfied I inst connected it up, when the engine of I and Colierette himself was rescued from _ I  urn im -U  I J     I___-I_____bk*    mnro    HaaH    than    alivo With. the lottery bill is coming up he may decide the legislature can remain in session in order to beat the bill. SWITCHMEN STRIKE. A Detective Spoils Fred Berrier’* Meat Spoon ration. Spacial to The Hawk-byb Humboldt, lo , March IO.—Fred Berrier thought he saw a chance to make a little money easily. He was the owner of a couple of steers with cancers on their jaws. He killed and dreeed them and was all ready to ship the meat to Minneapolis, when Mr. Babcock, our county attorney, dropped onto Fred with great weight. The result is the destruction of the meat Babcock did some fine detec rive work in the case, for which he gets the gratitude of our people They DSBUUI4 His Removal of aa Ob-aoxloas Yardmaster. Chicago, March IO.—The switchmen employed in the Chicago and North western yards, between three and four hundred in number, went on a strike this morning, badly blocking business The men claim Yardmster Brooks is overbearing and demanded his removal. After four hours of blockade and con ference the company removed Mr. Brooks and the men returned to work. An hour later they quit again, to demand another freight crashed into the caboose The men on the other train saved themselves by jumping. A Delimiter and WH* Deserter. Chicago, March IO.—C. V. Henkel, cashier and bookkeeper of the Globe Light and Heat company, disappeared several days ago and an investigation of his accounts shows him to be a defaulter of $2, COO or 83,000. Before leaving the city he cleaned out his personal account at the bank. He left a young wife and two children in destitute circumstances TE* Bod Mas from Omaha. Chicago, March. IO.—Patrick Crowe, of Omaha, who shot officers Briscoe and Linville and printer Cole and Annie Hall, the discharge of two switchmen who had I last Friday night, was given a pliminary made themselves obnoxious. The.matter J hearing before a justice this morning the dames more dead than alive. With in an incredibly short space of time the house was reduced to ashes, and all that remained of the inmates were a few charred bones. Colierette was fearfully burned and was removed lo a neighbor’s house, where he now lies in a very precarious condition. The fire is supp Red to have been caused by the explosion of a can of kerosene oil, which was left standing near the fireplace. WAREHOUSE BURNED. Kansas City, March IO —At an early hour fire destroyed the warehouse and contents belonging to the B. C. Clark Crockery Co. Loss, $100,000; fully insured. _ PASSENGER AGENTS OUTING. then Saks for sn additional appropre [Hon for tho stats pristine office. The Ssbssl nestles at Et. Pleases!. Special to Tm Hawk-Byb. Mt. Pleasant, March IO.—The school election to-day in this city resulted in the election of W. 8. Withrow and Reuben Eahelman for directors. The rearing directors are Rev. Dr. Tappan and A. J. Kauffman. Dr. Tappan is about to remove his family to Ohio and refused to go on the board again. Mr. Kqnffman was defeated by an unfortunate combination of circumstances. It is e metier of sincere regret among the school men in the place that he ie not on Hie school board again. He was an able, discreet and wise man, one of the best directors and I we have had for many yean. He was held in bonds aggregating 111, OOO for shooting and on the charge of robbery Tbs Weens ors Fall of ’Em Special to The Hawx-Etx Carthage, Iii, March IO —Candidates for various county offices are making themselves known and the list is a big one Both parties are organizing I for a determined campaign and some support of Urn. switchmen who struck I I    times may be expected this sum Chicago. Trams were greatly delayed J ™J    “***    ^  there wee e blockade Imer “d f 1^ was settled after another hours’ delay and it is now thought the trouble is over. I he railroad officials say the whole trouble is due ill feeling between the rival switchmen’s organizations. STRUCK IN SYMPATHY. Milwaukee, March IO.—All the switch men employed here by the Chicago and Northwestern, numbering about fifty, struck to-day, in sympathy with and Hibbard’* "Herb Extract” ours* scrofula and blood diseases. $m Wonderful Cave.” and by six o'clock at the station here. The engineers who ] were asked to help get trains out refilled. Freight traffic if practically at a standstill.    .    _ At IO p. el orders were received from Chicago that the strike wee off, ted the I men promptly returned to work. SEIBT ma™’ STRIKE. New York, March IO—Two thousand shirt mates are on a strike in this city to-day. Many of them women and they flown and uniform rates of pay in all the shops. They also want the bosses to Provide machines for them to operate. [say bosses conceded the terms de-wtmAmA. tuns the ottes en holding oat. A Fib* Hors* S*M. Spacial to THS Hawh-Ets Blandinsville, 111, March IO —J. M. Huston has sold his fine imported Perch sron stallion, Piquer, to S. T. Haines, of Eureka, Illinois, for $3,000. Tsarist*, Whether on pleasure bent or busine—, should take on every trip e bottle of Syrup of Pigs, — it acts most pleasantly and effectually on the kidneys, liver and bowels, preventing fevers, headaches and other forms of sickness. For sale in 50c end $1 bottles by ell druggists. A Sic Crswd of Tbsra ob TM sir War lo Visit Msxlso. St. Louis, March IO.—This evening at 8.30 o’ clock a special train on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern rail way will leave the union depot and carry the general passenger and ticket agents of the United State* on an excursion to the City of Mexico. General Passenger Agent H. C. Towniend, of the Missouri Pacific, will accom pany the party to Hot Springs where a banquet has been prepared for them. On their arrival here the party will be met by the general passenger and ticket agents of the local lines and Assistant General Passenger Agent Caldwell, of the Missouri Pacific, will accompany the party through to their destination. The train will consist of ten sleepers. The cars will be lighted by electricity and will contain all the modern innovations, Mid it is claimed will be the finest special train ever run south from this city. A MAGNIFICENT TRAIN Chicago, March IO.—At ten o’clock _ this morning the finest and most periect-Ily equipped train that capital and invention have ever produced, pulled out of Havemcvsr’* Will. New York March IO —The will of Hector C Havemeyer, the wealthy sugar refiner, gives 8250,000 to charitable institutions. The rest of the —tate of 82.250,000 goes to relatives Hidlix Daathi from “Grippe ’* Chicago March IO.—Three distribu-ors employed in the postoffice died y—• terday afternoon from la grippe, contracted wnile sorting mail from Russia. Their names are McDavitt, Wiedman and Nelson VV of Yew at* Na in ar oms 3p*oa to Tea Hawk-Eti Burnside, 111, March IO —Several wolves nave been seen in this county of late The animals are growing bolder, but seem to elude the dogs. Fox— are numerous in Ft. Green township. Trap abo* ti ag Comtes!. Kansas City, Mgrch IO. - A match between the traveling trap shooters representing the east and west, shot this afternoon. The western team won. Yoa Skoals bs OSUgsS. A pupil in a boarding-school in Pennsylvania displayed some time since no small degree of industry in collecting autographs of distinguished literati. James Russell Lowell w— one of the number addressed. The requ—t to him was, substantially: “I would be very much obliged for your autograph.” The response was as follows: “Pray do not say, hereafter, ‘I would be obliged.’ if you would be obliged, be obliged and be done with it Say, T should be obliged,’ and oblige, your truly, James Russell Lowell.”_ IM* JR*ports ors Fats*. Minneapolis;March 8 —Captain Tidd, government timber inspector for Indian!, resumed to day from a trip to Red Lake and White Earth Indian agend—- He says reports circulated about the destitution among the Indians at these reservations are false. ;