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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 12, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE Established: June, 1839.] BURLINGTON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MA HUTT 12, 1890. [Price: 15 Cents per Week WILL STAND BY TBI. IHE BEPUBUCA1I8 DETERMINED IO SEAT LAWFULLY ELECTED 1EMBEB3. Speaker Reed’s Only Fault-The Misguided Society of Friends—Districting the States—Congressional Matters—General Washington Hews. Correspondence of Th* Hawk-Bti. Washington, March IO.—The work of the house during the* past week has fully demonstrated the fact that the re publican majority intends to stand by those gentlemen who were elected by the votes of their constituents. The committee on elections is a committee having the highest privilege upon the ii jot of the house, and when they have a case to report f or the seating of a member of congress all other business must necessarily give way to that. The question of the right of an individual to a seat in the houie of representatives is always regarded as a question of superior importance, and even the committee on ways and means and the cDinmittce on appropriations, both of them leading committees. are required to give way when the committee on elections calls for consideration of a contested election case. The work of this committee and the supplementary work of the entire house will demonstrate to the people of the south as well as to the people in all close districts throughout the country that the repubiic&n majority in the house of representatives intends that the will of the people shall be law so far as the seating of members of congress is when they are elec cd Clayton, of Arkansas, although elected to a seat in the house for the fifty-first congress, will not be given his seat He was assassinated, as my readers will remember, over a year ago when he was taking evidence to present before congress to prove that he had been elected. Mr. Clifton R. Breckinridge, the democrat who was defeated by Clay ton. occupies the seat unmolested because some one of his democratic cons'it u on ta settled the case for him by killing thQ rani who WSB elected. The only fault which can be found with Sp ouktn Heed, and it is not only a fault but a heinous offense, is that he recognized Mr. Breakenridge as a duly elected member of the Fifty-first congress in spite of the contest which was ended by the murder of Clayton; that he not only recognized Breckenridge as elected, but made him a member of the committee on ways and means, thus giving him prominence and power in the house of representatives to which houee we do not believe that he was elected. Those dear good Quakers who call themselves the Society of Friends are sending in petitions from all over the United States, begging congress not to make any more appropriations for the building of a navy or for sea coast de fences. They are probably as good people as there are in this country and really ought to numbered among the best ; but it has long si ace been demonstrated that no matter how much faith a country may have iu any particular re ligion, wh«n a foreign nation comes with great big boats and great big guns the unprotected religious people are always killed or suffer a great deal. Consequently the congress will go right on buildiug a navy and preparing for sea conal defences. Speaker Reed hai discovered in section 4 of article I, of me Constitution of the U ited States, full authority fcr the house to district the several states, and thus prevent gerrymandering by the legislatures of the said states This matter will properly come before the house very s ion, and the states will be redistricted by the house, so as to prevent the democrats from stealing Ohio and Indiana as has been contemplated. Take down your Constitution, and read sec tion I No wait, and let me quote it. Here it is: “The times, places, and manner of holding elections for senators and representatives shall ba prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof; but the congree < may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as to the place of choosing senators.” Them is no doubt, even in the minds of some of the ablest democratic lawyers, that this section of the Constitution gives ample power to congress to take complete control of the elections of representatives Acting under this section, the house can be made republican forever and aday Smith D. Fry, there is not any exaggeration in what was inserted in the Record as compared with what was publicly uttered on the floor. The language is not the same, but the accusation is; the idea is the same, the arraignment is the same—although he confessed the language inserted in tne j Record was probably a little more flowery than that uttered on the floor. Mr. Edmonds illustrated the question by allusion to the election in Louisiana of the legislature to which the senate was indebted for the pleasure of Mr. Eustis’ presence. I might say on the fl jor of j the senate, he added, that I believe the I senator misrepresents the state of Louisiana, and that if there had been an honest j vote and an honest count in that state the senate should not have had that! pleasure. Now, if to morrow there ap pears in the Record an additional state ment that this was accomplished in some ] way by the action of the senator himself, and that with bloody hands and wicked intentions he had managed by fraud and violence to control a legislature of that character, I suppose my friend from Louisiana would say that ill that had been said yesterday and that it was very proper for me, behind his back, to j have it inserted in the Record. Mr. Daniels interrupted and asked that Edmund’s words be taken down The presiding officer (Ingall-) asked Daniels to state the words to wnich he took exception so the official reporter might know exactly the sentence to be written down. Mr. Daniels said he understood the senator from Vermont to impute distinctly to the senator from Louisiana the defense of murder and it was to that anguage he excepted. The sentence was written out by the official reporter having been read by the clerk Daniels said those were not the words he ex r'epted to. At the suggestion of Hoar, Daniels and the reporter retired to find the objectionable sentence. After a few minutes Daniels returned and said as it was difficult to find the sentence he would not press the matter. Mr. Edmunds said the Record purported to be a true acount of the pro ceedings, but the senator from Florida so far forgot himself in a moment of heat as to cause to be printed an appar ently carefully drawn up statement imputing to a senator from another state, and in a new language, a crime. After further debate Call submitted some remarks in his own vindication, and quoted some of Chandler’s expras-sions imputing to him (Call) the possibility of provoking homicide, etc. The vote resulted: Yea* 27, nays lino quorum Among the affirmative votes were Gray, Pugh, Turpie and Vance. Without disposing of the matter the senate adjourned. THS HOUSH. THE STATE SEDATE WASTES TUE THAT Tone. OH An Interesting Session of the House— The Des Moines Ann xation Bill Considered - A Tragedy at Council Bluffs-State News, IAU, I a llj J’AN-AMK MICAN A ON FERENCE of A Committor Report* la Favor suimihip SibaldlM. Washington, March ll —At a meeting of ihe Pan-American conference yesterday a report was received from the committee appointed to consider the best method of extending and improving the facilities for commercial, postal and tele graph communications between the sev oral countries that border on the Gulf of of Mexico and the Carribean sea. The committee recommends that if the present high cable rates are not reduced charters should be granted to independent cable companies, the maximum tolls to be flxec in the charters. In regard to steamship service the committee recommends to a1 nations bordering on the gulf and the Carribean sea the granting of government aid in the establishment of first class steamship lines between their sev oral potts upon such terms as they may mutually agree upon. THE SENATE. New Allison’* Cridsattali for Hie Term Pluetd «a File. Washington, March ll.—The creden tials of Allison, of Iowa, for his new term commencing March 4, 1891, were precented and ordered placed on file. The house amendments to the senate concurrent resolution instructing the senate and house committees on immi gration to investigate the workings of Hie various laws on immigration were taken up and read. They add to the scope of the inquiry the subject of the purchase of American industries by for eign capital and the converting of' Bed loe’s island, New York, into an immi grant depot. Chandler moved that Ihe amendments be concurred in Aile some debate the resolution went over un til to-morrow. Mr. Mitchell introduced a joint resolu tion proposing an amendment to the con stitution providing for the election of senators by the vote of the qualified electors of the state, and said he would at an early day address the senate on the subject. Mr. Morrill offered a resolution, which was agreed to, directing the secretary af the interior to report any information in the possession of his department in relation to the authorizing of any lottery company by the Indian territorial government of the Creek nation. Mr. Dawes off ared a resolution, which was was agreed to, calling on the secretary of war for copies of correspondence between Lieutenant General Sheridan and General Crook in regard to the Apache Indians in 1886 6. Mr. Hoar called up the resolution reported by him yesterday for the exclusion from the record of senators interpolated by Call in the report of his remarks in discussion with Chandler some weeks Public Bsliding Bill*--The Pension Office Investigation—Tho Wyoming BUI. Washington, March ll.—In pursuance of an agreement made Saturday, the public building bills which that day passed the committee of the whole came up this morning with the previous question ordered. Thrills were passed. They provide for the erection of public buildings at the following places, among others named: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Tremont, Nebraska. The measures in volve the expenditure of $1,845,000. Mr. Enloe, as a matter of privilege, moved to discharge the committee on invalid pensions from further consideration of the resolution calling on the secretary of the interior for evidence taken and re ported to him by the committee appointed to investigate the management of the pension office under Commissioner Tanner. Commissioner Tanner kept in good faith the promises he made on the stump and the country wanted to know the reasons why be had been kicked out. The entire administration of the pension office should be thoroughly investigated and overhauled by a committee of the house. The day for shaking the bloody shirt as an excuse fcr robbing the public treasury ought to be past If there has been robbery and corruption let the men who were con cerned in it be consigned to eternal in I'amy. Mr. Morrill, chairman of the commit tee on invalid pensions, said he had never heard the resolution until to-day ie had been informed by the clerk of the committee that it had never been presented to him. Mr. Yo^er, a member of the commit t<*e, corroborated this statement. In view of Morrill's statement, Enloe withdrew his motion. Mr. Baker, from the committee on territories, reported a bill for the admission of Wyoming. He asked an immediate consideration of the bill, which, under the new rules, is a privileged measure. Mr. Springer protested against this action. It had been agreed, he said, in the committee on territories, that the bill should not be called up until the consideration of the Oklahoma bill was com pleted. Mr Baker, although not denying such agreement had been made said Perkins, wno is in charge of the Oklahoma bill, ha<t given his consent that the Wyoming bill should be proceeded with. Mr. Springer raised the question of consideration. The house decided to consider the bill by a strict party vote. Ona point of order raised by Springer the bill was referred to the committee of the whole, and Baker moved the house go into such committee. Mr Springer inter j cted a motion to adj mrn which was defeated. Mr. Baker’s motion was agreed to and accordingly the house went into a com mittee of the whole. The bill having been read, Baker denied he had acted in bad faith in calling up the matter at this time The purpose of the gentleman from Illinois (Springer) was to delay con sideration of the measure until he had an opportunity to bring in an omnibus bill Mr. Springer reiterated the statement that the bill had been called up in violation of an agreement made in the committee. The gentleman from Kansas (Perkins) had told him that he was much surprised when the Wyoming bill was called up. All he (Springer) asked was that reasonable time should be given to the minority to prepare the amendments which it desired to offer Pending further discussion the com mittee rose and the house adjourned. Th* Hawk eye Bureau Capitol Building Dis Moines, la., Maroa Promptly at nine o’clock ths senate began the discussion of the Taylor resolution on placing jute and sical grass on the free list. Senator Taylor’s resolution seemed to carry the idea that the tariff fostered all trusts and especially the binding twine trust, and the republican members were not willing to have this sentiment go through as an expression of of the opinion of the Iowa legislature. Senator Weidman introduced a substi tate eliminating this idea and on this point all the controversy was pointed. The discussion lasted fully an hour. Senator Woolson opened the discussion by saying the question was merely an endorsement of the republican or democratic policy in dealing with the tariff, the substitute by Weidman representing the republican side and the original resolution representing the democratic idea Price made a very lengthy speech defining his position as in favor of the substitute and he was supported by Reiniger, Weidman and others on the republican side. Kegler, Taylor and Bolter were the democratic champions and they kept matter going livdy until about half-past ten. When that time came the Hanchett J int resolution was taken up and the taylor resolution temporarily laid aside Hanchett’s resolution provided for the appointment of a special committee on school text books It was discussed for over half an hour and finally laid on the table The vote was 30 to ll. The Weidman substitute for the Taylor resolution then came up for consideration. Senator Price took the floor and spoke until after twelve, when the senate ad journed till to-morrow morning, after making the matter under consideration a special order for that hour. The discussion of this measure would seem to have a more fitting place in the hall cf congress. The general policy of the republican party in such matters was eefled at the last election, and it is just about useless for the legislature to spend valuable time over something that will have no more weight than a petition, when the time is so limited and there is so much to be done in the way of important legislation. To its credit, it can be said of the house that after all the time spent in the deadlock, its members have seen fit to settle right down to business, and the matters before it are such as are of direct interest to the state. Of couse, the crip pling of the binding twine trust is a matter of more than ordinary importance to Iowa farmers, but it does seem as if a more effective way of attacking it could be thought of than by a memorial to congress. A state law on the matter, if any could be enacted bearing on the matter, would seem to be a better plan. Tariff discussion is all very well in Washington, but in Des Moines it is more profitable all around to talk ballot reform and kindred matters. When the house was called to order this morning the annexation lobby was present in full force. Representatives of the commercial exchange of Des Moines and a large number of citizens interested in the bill were pre sented. During the time intervening between Friday night and this morning a large number of petitions had been circulated demanding a clean sweep of all officers elective or appointive, and they were ready for presentation. On account of the work done in this direction a great deal of sentiment was worked up in favor of an amendment to the bill having such an effect. Immediately after the journal had been dis posed of the bill came up for passage And the committee amendment proposed was adopted without dissent. The bill was then taken up section by section, and at section 5 the amendment by Mr. Lane came in. Mr. Lane spoke in favor of the amendment, saying the matter had been up for consideration before the people for several years and an agreement such as was outlined in the bill was made whereby the number of incorporated towns was to be reduced to one common city. This agreement was to the • fleet that all officers were to be cleared out and an entirely new set were to be placid in. With that understanding the outly- which it was constituted M. H. King, who was appointed one of the members, was a member of the city council at the time of his appointment, but could not be confirmed except by voting for himself. In consequence the operations of the board were delayed until about election time, when King resigned. City Clerk Hammer was appointed alderman in King’s place and resigned his cffire to take the one to which he was appointed. After qualifying he attended one meeting of the council, voted for the confirmation of King, resigned and was again elected city clerk. The records will not this, strange to say, but it is the manner in which King got his job. It is of no use to go into the details of King’s Bervie a on the board of public works. It has been unsatisfactory and the people will soon be rid of him unless he manages to get a strong combination on matters once more. With the enactment cf this law Des Moines is given a splendid chance to progress, and it will be a matter of great disappointment if she does not. The area of the city will be increased from eight square miles to fifty two square miles, ana this is certainly enough for a very large city. The house will get busily to work in the morning and have a lively session Having adjourned till nine o’clock there * iii be three hours before dinner and in this time a great deal of work can be done. The investigating committee on trusts organized yesterday be electing Seeds for chairmun and decided to begin work to-night with a secret meeting and taking testimony on the subject of school book trusts. _ MAKING DEN I IS TS OUT OF ’EM. Forty-Three Tooth-Fallers Graduated at Iowa cit*. Special to Th* Hawk-Bys Iowa City. March ll.—The graduating exercises of the dental class of the State University took place at the Opera house to-night. The house was filled to overflowing, and it is safe to say that all were pleased with the excellent program. The address of the evening was delivered by the Hon. R. G Cousins, of Tip ton, Iowa. The faculty did well in selecting such an able man for the occa Bion, and he will be long remembered by the class of 1890 and the people of Iowa City. He made an able plea to the graduating class which was interspersed with wit and humor. The class consists of forty-three members, two of them being ladies, and it is not unreasonable to say that no better cass ever left the department. Music was furnished by the famous M. C. club. of Cedar Rapids, and they called forth storms of applause The graduating exercises of the homeopathic medical class takes place to-morrow evening, and those of the medical department proper, Wednesday evening. Governor Boies will deliver the address upon that evening. BROKE HIS NECK. Th# Tragic Wind-Up of a Boilerman cr *• Spree. Special to Th* Hawk-Eye. Davenport, March ll.—Yesterday afternoon about four o’clock a few men discovered a dead man in a little old rickety two-story frame house near the corner of Iowa and Front street. The man was lying on the stairs on his back with his head almost doubled under him. His name was Henry Kerwin and he was about forty years of age. For some time he had been employed as boilermaker in the foundry cf Grupe & Murry. It is believed that he got drunk Saturday night, and after he went to his house, had locked the door and reached the top of the stairs, he fell backward and broke his neck._ IN THE HANDS OF THS ENEMY THE PARNELL REPORT. LOBE RUDOLPH CHURCHILL SPEAKS HIS HIO ABIIH8T IT. Gladstone’s Amendment Defeated—The Mine Horror—Bismarck and the Farmers—Buffalo Bill Hissed —Genera! Foreign News. London, March ll —In the commons this evening Lord Randolph Churchill, resuming the debate on the report of the Parnell commission, said that from the beginning to the end these proceedings were vitiated by thoroughly unconstitutional character. When the government decided to set aside all ordinary tribunals it must have held that the charges against the Parnellites constituted a prima facia case against the accused When the government held that facie case it was its duty criminally.    Church. 11 the' matter on conand defied any a precedent or it was a prima to prosecute then argued stitutional grounds lawyer to show parallel for anything approaching the government's action in appointing a commission consisting of three judges to fulfill the functions of a judge and jury. He appealed to the house to vote against proceedings so utterly unique and un preredented. Never within a century and a half had any public man been exposed to such tests and trials as had Parnell Every clause of irq dry in the house except the first was forced through wiihout debate by the use of a closure so ruthless that nothing but the most urgent consideration of public safety could justify it The constitutional party that in 1882 resisted the closure mw applied it. In 1882 the govern ment declared the closure was a meet unconstitutional and dangerous innovation; in 18S8 it used the closure in the most unconstitutional and dangerous manner for the purpose of forcing upon its opponents tne unprecedented, un paraded and tremendous instruments of 0| -pression. What had been ehe results of this mountainous parturition? A reptile monster—Pogott. What had been the delivery with all their skill and p arliam-entry instruments? A ghastly, bloody, rotten foetus—Pigott, Pigott, Pigott [Parnellite cheers] In making this motion the government was violating its own law. Mr. Chamberlain said it was on invitation of ihe Parnellites that the mat ter was made the subject of the ii quiry. He denied that the commission was the result of his personal suggestion. Experience showed that it was the best and only tribunal to conduct an inquiry. Gladstone had admitted assiduity, ability, learning and perfect aboslute giod faith of the judges. He asked to whom the house woul I appeal if it refused to adopt the j udges opinion on matters of fact. He warned the house, with imperfect recollections of the items of the report, against assuming judicial functions by declining to accept the judges flo dings. He urged the house to leave the matter in the hands of the nation. Mr. Jennings withdrew his amendment. Cain (liberal unionist) then moved a similar amendment condemning the Times, which was rejected by a vote of 312 to 259 _ MB. GLADSTONE DEFEATED. commenced in the federal circuit court today against Louis C. Wachsmuth, senior member cf the firm of L. C. Wachsmuth & Co., wholesale clothiers. The plaintiff is Miss Jennie M Paul, a stately brunette of twenty five, a daughter of the late A. W. Paul, formerly prominent lumber merchant THE IOWA VENDETTA. OKE THAT RIYALS TSE KENTUCKY ASTI-CAL IM FEROCITY AHD TEHACITY. THE LEVEES SliuL FIRM. NU FIO©* News From t*s Lower steslppl BIV sr. St. Louis. March ll.—Flood news from the lower Mississippi river is meager today. The gap at Sappington Hook is be ing closed The levees from Arkansas City to the Louisiana state line are said to be strong and able to withstand considerable more water. No material damage has yet been done to plantations. There is no water in Arkansas City yet. The brake at Point Chicot below Arkansas City, which occured last week, has been stopped The levee on the Missis Sippi side of the river at Vicksburg and below are reported good, and there is a reasonable hope that there will be no disastrous break or damage done. The water is very nearly at a stand still at Cairo. HEAVY RAIN AT CAIRO. Cairo, 111., March ll — Heavy rain has fallen here since yesterday afiern'X'n and is still coming down. The Ohio river rose nearly a foot in the last twenty-four hours. Tne Mississippi river is still falling from here to St. Louis, and navigation has about been suspended between here and that point because of I iw water. Railways are all running on time with the exception of the Iron Mountain and Texas and St. Louis railways, they not being able to enter the city on account of the flood. The lowlands in Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri south of nere are submerged, but no reports of suffering or danger has reached here. THE FiHtt aauOHD. Appanoose 1 ountv Split in Twain by It — It Has Entered Politics and Become the Sole Issue-Many Men Go Armed is SlloE Taction of th* Dsmosrats ceder Rapids. Cedar Rapids, la , March IO — J. J Snoutier, the democrat who was elected mayor Monday, was an alderman. With him the democrats had nine aldermen, and the republicans*also had nine. In order to prevent the latter from obtain-ihg a majority Snoutier, when the new council met to day, tendered his resignation, to take effect after his successor should be elected and qualified. The outgoing mayor (a democrat) voted with the democrats, and W. P. Brady, superintendent of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern railway, was elected as Snoutier’s successor. This gives the democrats control of the city gov eminent_ MACHINISTS STRIKE. EU* Amendment to th* Farwell Commission Report K«J scud. London, March ll —In the house of commons yesterday Mr. Sexton, resuming the debate on the commission's report, protested against the placing on the records of the house the judges’ distorted and perverted views of the evidence submitted to them. The conservatives, he said, were bound to accept Mr. Gladstone’s amendment as sn act of moral restitution. Mr. Gladstone’s amendment was finally rejected by a vote of 339 to 268. THE MINE HORROR. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. Estimates Submitted for a Waterway from La sails to Ohioan©. Washington, March ll —The seem tary of war has sent to the house, in con fortuity with the provisions of the last river and harbor bill, surveys, estimates and plans for channel improvements, locks and dams in the beds of the Illinois and Des Plaines rivers from La Salle to Lockport so ss to provide a navigable waterway not less than 160 feet wide and 14 feet deep and a survey of (he channel from Lockport to Lake Michigan, at or near Chicago. The report transmitted br the department, prepared under the direction of Captain Marshal, submits estimates for two separate routes as fol lows: The estimated cost of the Chicago route is $48,282,763; via Sag or Calumet river route $46,094,213. (rhese are four teen foot projects.) The cost via the Chicago route on an eight foot project is estimated at $28,822,533, and via Sag or Galumet river route at the same depth, $28,855 400. NOMINATED BY THE PRESIDENT. The president to day trait the following nominations to the senate: Lieutenant Colonel William Smith, to be paymaster general with the rank of brigadier general; Charles B Wilson, I surveyor general of Louisiana; Tfceo-F. Smith, of St Paul, supervisor ing towns had agreed to come in and now it was only right and proper that the terms of this agreement should be complied with fully. Mr. Stewart, of Polk, also spoke favorable to the amendment Mr. Luke, of Franklin, was op posed to the amendment. He said there were other parties to be considered besides the two making the bargain and the the legislature not the body to be considered. Mr. Luke arraigned Des Moines for coming in every session and trying to get special legislation for the sake of settling local disputes. The members came here for other purposes than to settle such disputes and didn’t or shouldn’t enter into local disputes. Smith, of Mitchell, spoke strongly in favor of the amendment. He regarded the efforts of the friends of the bill as it now stands to bids for popular favor in Des Moines, but the friends of the amendment proposed were working for the interest of the property owners and especially for the poor men. Blythe was opposed to the amendment. He showed by the statute that the appointive officers could be removed by the council upon proper charges being preferred and proved, and he thought as Luke did that it was unnecessary to have the legrela tore settle the disputes of this city. Wil son spoke in favor of the amendment on the ground that the outsiders ought to have as much to say in regard to the selection of appointive officers as the elec tive. Beem also spoke in favor of the amend ment He sa d that so far as he could ascertain folly three-fourths of the people of Des Moines and its suburbs desired the change mentioned, and as the bill, though general in its nature, was intended to benefit one certain locality, he was in favor of making it conform to the wishes of the majority of that locality. Rickman opposed the amendment for the reason that it struck only at certain men, and if the law ever applied to another city it would be the means of legislating oat of office some very good men when it was desired that they should remain. The vote on the amendment was taken, and it stood 49 for, 40 against. The biJ was then passed by a vote of 78 to 4 As the noon hour had arrived the house adjourned till nine o’clock to-morrow morning. Daring the discussion of the amendment to the bill the applause at the close of nay speech favoring it was quite spontaneous and earnest The galleries and lobbies were filled with friends and enemies of the measure, sad those in favor of the amendment were not slow to express themselves. This bill reveals a strange condition of things. Two yean ago the bill authorising the formation of a board of public works was passed for the salvation of Des Moines. It resulted otherwise by reason of the mannsr im Th#* Ref ms© to Submit to a Redaction la Fay for Extra Work. Mabshailtown, lo., March ll.—Em ployes of Iowa Central machine shops nere are out on strike. The company notified the men on fiaturday night that it would hereafter allow only straight time for extra work nights and Sundays, instead of time and a half as heretofore. The mechanics would net submit to this, and were paid off yesterday. All efforts to adjust the difficulty have so far been ut successful, with little prospect of a settlement soon. Only Four of tit Thro* Hundred Entombed Miners Rescued Alive. London, March ll.—Four of the miners who were entombed by the explosion yesterday in Moras colliery in Glamorganshire, Wales, have made their escape from the pit. They report that they passed over a number cf dead men lying in heaps, and they say they beleve none of these in the pit are alive. The fire which followed the explosion in the colliery has become so fierce that the search parties have been compelled to withdraw from the mine. GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. IU tbs A DOUBLE TRAGEDY. His Bdl Andrew Honk Fatally Wounds Mistral* aud Suicides at Col Bluffs Special to Th* Hawk-Hy*. Council Bluffs, March ll.—This city has again been startled by another double tragedy. About 2:30 this after noon, at 1510 Broadway, Andrew Houk aged about thirty-eight, shot and seriously wounded Mrs. Kiltie Bowers, with whom he had lived as his wife, the bullet taking effect in her breast, pass ing near the heart and out near her shoulder blade. Houk then turned the weapon on himself, the ball taking effect in his head killing him iostanrly. The woman may recover. It is impossible to learn her antecedents. Houk is a eon of vejl-to do and highly respected merchant of this city and was a bartender in the “Backet of Blood” at the time of the Brooks murder._ AN INHUMAN BRUTE. A* Iustauc* of Almest Ua paralleled Brutality at Iowa City. Iowa City, March ll.—A drunken husband lot this city came home during the early morning hours of Sunday, ordered his wife out of the house and attempted to throw her down stairs. She gaye him the tumble instead, when he came back upstairs with a hatchet She fled out upon a shed roof, and as he caught at her dress she leaped to the frozen ground below. Her limb was broken and her sufferings were most se vare. Before her fiendish husband could get to her to complete his work she had summoned help by her screams. There are some cases in which there seems to be a call for the White Caps. A Biff Wolf Hunt la Embryo. Mt. Pleasant, lo., March ll.—A con terrace of sportsmen and farmers is be ing held here to-day to complete the arrangement for a big wolf hunt to take place on Saturday. The farmers have suffered severely during the winter by tim depredations of these animals, who have multiplied four-fold in numbers since fail, and a vigorous effort to ex terminate them will be made. Failure of uaaaiaffkam A Co. Marshalltown, Ia, March ll.—K Cunningham & Go., general merchant of Gilman, this county, assigned yester day to J. L. Carney of this city. Assets, $6,600; liabilities, about $5,500. Cut ta Two by Dubuque, March ll.-A Chicago, Mil Waukee sad St. Paul brakeman, nemec Scherer, was instantly killed nam: Budd yesterday morning. 3s dipped anti gjii «p<!a» tfee and was cut in two Bismarck Promisee to Work Interest* of tko Farmer. Berlin, March ll —Prince Bismarck, replying to an address of tne Peasants’ union, premises to continue, as far as his strength will permit, to work in the interests of agriculture, fostering the farming industry by legislation as far as possible and relieving it from unequal taxation. SALISBURY'S POSITION. Berlin, March ll —In his letters with Germany relative to the scope of the international labor conference, Lord Salisbury, the British prime minister, declined to favor any scheme looking to the legal restriction of the hours of labor. ACQUITTED OF A FOUL CHARGE. London. March ll.—The jury in the case of Elizabeth Vincent, charged with the attempted murder of Lawis Henry Isaacs, a member of the commons, brought in a verdict of not guilty to day Isaacs testified that the paper he refuted to sign which refusal, it is alleged, led to the shooting, was a document sd mining that he had seduced the de fendant by violence. He expressed the wish that the dart would dea' leniently with Miss Vincent He was exceedingly fond of her, he said, and had a passion ate love for the child which was the re snit of their relation. A CHANGE IN THE HUNGARIAN MINISTRY. Pssth, March ll.—A conference was held to day between the emperor, Von Tisza and Count von Sz apar ay, to con sider the ministerial situation. It resulted in Von Tisza definitely resigning his office of Hungarian prime minister and the appointment of Von Bzaparay to succeed him. No other changes were made in the cabinet FRENCH REPRESENTATIVES AT BERLIN. Paris, March ll —The cabinet has de cided to send Senators Jnles Simon anc Tolain Bordeau, member of the chamber of deputies, Linden inspector of mines, and Dalhaye, a mechanic, as represents fives of France at the international labor conference at Berlin. “BUFFALO BILL*’ HISSED. Rome, March ll.—“Buff alo BLH,” dor ing his exhibition on the compagnie Saturday, offered a sum of money to any outsider who should succeed in riding certain hone. Some peasants succeeded in riding the animal, but payment was ref used on the ground that they had not mounted within the required time. The audience was indignant and roundly hissed the managers. The show opens at Florence to-morrow. A BLOODY ENCOUNTER. Constantinople, March IL—In an en counter at Klasoaa between the Turks rad a brad of brigands over twenty of the former and dx of the latter were ! A *100,000Suit for amel of Pre: Chicago, March IL—Suit fcr $100,000 for a breach od premies of A. Cincinnal Clotures House Totally Consumed Cincinnati, March ll.—A fire cf unaccountable source burnt out of the windows of the five story clothing house cf Stern, Mayer & Co , shortly after one o'clock this morning. By the time the first fire engines arrived the whole interior of the great structure was ablazs. A general alarm calling out all ergines was at once sounded, and the united efforts of the fire department were sufficient to keep the fire within its own wa Is. The building was entirtly occupied by Stern, Mayer <& Co., with the exception of one room, which was used by the Nonetuck Silk company, and the establishment was one of the largest in the city, being of thirty years standing. The stock was full and was estimated at $3U0 ( C0 It was wholly lost. The building cost $200, (•OO and was totally destroven. The total insurance is stated to be $250,000 One of the firemen was seriously injured by falling cornices, and the driver of an engine badly injured by colliding with a freight car._ a Glue Film la u Bed Financial Muddle. Pittsburg, March ll —The aff tire of the Beoder Glue company of New York and Pittsburg, which failed several days ago, are in a very much muddled condition. Kern, one of the New York partners, states that Louis C. Haughey, the Pittsburg member of the firm, acknowledges that he obtained money on notes to which he signed the firm’s name The amount Kern thought would reach $60 OOO. He stated that the lia-bilities may reach $150,000, and the creditors will be lucky if they get fifty per cent cf their claims. Judgments have been entered up aggregating $120,-000. Haughey is a brother-in-law of General Lew Wallace, and has always been held in the highest esteem. Illinois Grand Army En ccm potent. Quincy. Ill, March ll.—Delegates to the state Grand Army encampment have been arriving all day. In spite of the wet weather hundreds of visitors went to the soldiers’ home, and others throng the hotels Interest in the meeting, which begins to morrow, seems to center in the election of grand commander. The candidates, Colonel Bolton, of Chicago, and Colonel Distin, of this city, are both on the ground ar (I their friends are busy among the incoming delegates. Governor Fifer and stsff and other state officers arrived from Spring field this evening and the governor is quar tered to night at the Soldiers’ H -me Colonel Distin seems to have a lead for the department commandership. The Women's Relief Corps held a reception this evening, which was a bril- iant affair._ Train mea Killed la a Celli aion. Harvard, Neb., March ll.—Two men were killed and eighteen cars wrecked by a tail end collision of freights on the Darlington railway, two miles east of this place, at two o’clock yesterday morning. The engine of the head train broke down and the conductor neglected to send back a flagman to warn the train following. Giant Norton, conductor, and Canada Miller, brakeman, who were in the caboose asleep, were instantly killed. From the Chicago Tribune. Moulton, la,, March IO —The strangest issue ever presented by the politics of Iowa has split the people of Appanoose county, in which the solid little town of Moulton lies Moulton no longer ask? whether a candidate for office is a democrat or a republican. The only test applied to him is compromised in this ques tion: “Do you think Dr Murdy was right when he killed Silas Tipton?” And his success or failure depends much upon his answer. The most sensational murder southern Iowa has known in years has developed by natural stages into a political issue and, worse ti: an that, it has hopelessly divided the ccmmunity in an embittered feud that may at any time be stained with blood. Half a dc zen citizens go a-med through the streets in fear of half a dc zen other citizens who are likewise armed, and the surrounding country, which took no interest in the vendetta at first, is slowly becoming embroiled in it The story of the murder of Tipton ha9 never been truthfully told in eastern papers Last October a brief dispatch was printed through the country declaring that a well known physician had shot a butcher in a quarrel over a meat bill and the sentence of Dr. Murdy a few weeks ago, was brit fly noticed as a rather light punishment of a cmel murder. This construction of the affair is unjust. The trivial bill simply furnished the oppor tunity for which Si.as Tipton arri Dr Murdy had waited for over a year. It quickened the death struggle in which taese men must sooner or later engage It brought two mortal enemies Jo a place where either of them had plenty provocation for killing the othi*r If Dr. Murdy had not shot Silas Tipton Silas T.pion would have avenged hie sisters reputation bv killing Dr Murdy. And the feud which has torn Moulton would have followed that murder aa surely as it has followed this. MKS THARP 8 BULLET. The Tipton murcer grew out of another shooting almost as sensational One morning about a year and a half ago Abner Tharp and his wife, Anlia, tepp d into the shop where B ack«mith Tom Morrison was working. Mrs Tnarp is a tall, beautiful girl, who was once the bello of Moulton, but later, when she became Abner Tharp’s fourth wife, there was a great deal of gossip about her. Some of it got to Tharp, and he thought he traced it back to Morrison. At the shop he accused Morrison of originating the slauder. Morrison made a hot reply, and the two men, picking up the handiest tools, went at each other. They were struggling over the floor when Tharp cried to his wife: “Shoot him; why don’t you shoot?” The woman drew a revolver from the folds of her dress, and taking steady aim fired. Morrison groaned and fe’l Mrs. Tharp's hand had been firm and her eye true. The bullet had hit the blacksmith in the breast, and the doctor who picked him up said he must die. Dr Murdy was in Si Louis, and Morrison’s family tolegraphed for bim. He re ♦ urned at odo«, and by his skill saved Morrison’s life and put the blacksmith on his feet agrin Abner Tharp and his wife wore thrown into jail When their trial came the defense tried to show that Mrs Tharp was a good woman and that Morrision nad foully slandered her. Dr Murdy was called by the proc* ition, and he gave s ime medical testimony that had a great dea! to do in infl jencirg the ver dict of three years in the penitentiary that followed. The woman took her punishment with remarkable calmness She went down to F rt Madison and served about a year, wnen a petition for her pardon, signtd by nearly every man in Appanoose county, was sent to the mouth of R up against hit epos breast * If yov make a move I will kill y^ you dog,” he shouted. A bystander jumped in and seized* ton’s arm. After abusing each other a few minutes the men went fluid look at the books. Tipton walked ahead. Murdy folio1 a few feet after him accompanied 0 d man n arnee Wamsley from the try, and Tipton’s assistant, named man, and Jim Williams, the colored who had returned. The three men in with reasonable curiosity to loofcj good fight, for both Murdy and Ti were over six feet high and both well known for their physical a Tipton reached the safe a moment t oe doctor, but instead of throwing tie door for the books he if ted ti cf a desk and drew cut a long bl snake whip. Wrapping the slender round ira big wrist he turned with 1 a led handle upraised an I faced doctor. There was menses in the g ;tnd in the deice light of his eyes. “D n t strike me! Let me OU here! ’ Murdy cried. ‘I will mash j our brains out you le^Vi! My time has come! ’ The men siardirg near saw th: crisis in the futd had arrived, and ran out. The negro paused at the aid 'timed to see the hatcher swing whip handle down upon Dr. Murdy’a, raised arm In an instant the d revolver was out, and before th! could raise again the tho; was Tipton stumbled forward with a cry clinched with bs foe and when townspeople rushed in they found two men drenched in ‘’"ipton'i westing feeb.y en the ll ’or. T.pton lived forty-eighi hours dreadful wound in the gioin. The hor was taken to Centervule for Three weeks aeo Saturday, after [flays’ trial, the j ary brought in a vei Propose* Constitutionsi Amandin tnt. Boston, March ll.—A proposed amendment to the constitution of the United States has been drawn up by Lawyer W, A Butler, of New York, acting in consultation with ex Governor Long, of ttassachussetts, the object of which is to prevent the use of public monev in any way for any private educational institutions under the control of a religions denomination. Petitions with the pro posed amendment accompanying, will be distributed throughout the states with a preamble declaring for non union of church and state._ Thousands of children who die annually of those diseases incident to early childhood, could have been saved by Dr. Bull’s Baby Syrup. The painful const q lances of impru donee in eating is speedily removed and the depression is quickly banished by the use of Laxador. 25 cts. TR© Missouri Foot fl 8 Rollway. St. Louis, March ll.—At the annual meeting cf the stockholders of the Missouri Pacific Railway company to-day the report for 1889 showed the net earn ings increased $1 624,COO over the previous year. The surplus earnings of the Missouri Pacific and branches, after the payment of interest, dividends and all other fixed charges were 1673,000 Tourists, Whether on pleasure bent or business, should take on every trip a bottle of Syrup of Figs, as it ac+s most pleasantly and effectually on the kidneys, liver and bowels, preventing fevers, headaches and other forms of sickness. For sale in 50c and $1 bottles by all leading druggists. _ Bauk Cushier Arrest©*. New York, March ll.—A. A. Courter, cashier of the Equitable bank, has been arrested on the charge of forgery and having received deposits when he knew his tank was insolvent. He pleaded not frailty. _ Stole 95,000 Worts of Dlamsu**. Dallas, Tex., March ll.—Last night a thief broke the window of Domnan & Samuel’s, jewelers, and stole a tray of forty-two diamond rings, valued at $5,000. No arrests were made. Change of life, backache, monthly irregularities, hot flashes, are cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Free temples st J H. Witte’s dmg atm*_ Tko Boar* of Ivquiry. New York, March ll.—The board of inquiry appointed to investigate the charras against Commander McCall cf the United States man-of-war Baierprk* governor arid she was released. Bhe is now living in Moulton with her husband, who spent a year in jail for his *hare in the crime and endured his punishment with much less patience than bis wife had shown. “I will kill Murdy,” he said one day. The threat was carried to the d octor. He laughed at it, but when he went out taal evening he put a revolver in his overcoat pocket, and he never aga:n walked unarmed through Moulton until he had killed Tipton THE KILLING OF TIETON Tharp was not the only relative of Arilla Tharp who made ready to avenge the insult off ared to the family. The Tiptons are numerous in this country I and half a doz sn of them promised to! settle the doctor Silas Tipton, Mrs Tharp’s brother, was the only one of them whose utteran es attracted at tention. It was common talk about the town: “If Silas gees out after the doctor he ill land him sure *' The doctor’s friends were not willing to grant this. They remembered how, when he first struck the town after graduating in the same clare with Dr. Cronin at Si Louis, he had whipped the older doctors, who attempted to bulldoze him, and they said: Wait till they come together. The doctor will take care of himself ” No one thought of a bloodless outcome to the feud Moulton is only seven miles from the Missouri state line. For months the men met on the streets without trouble. Abner Tharp came out of jiil and shat no one, although he promised to kill five or six friends of the doctor. Murdy’s friends sa’d: “The boys are afraid of the doctor,” and Murdy himself went fearlessly about the conn try by night or day with the loaded pistol in easy reach. The feud had almost ceased to be the talk of the village stores when the expected occurred. The morning of October 8 the doctor Eent nia colored boy downtown for some meat, telling him to have it charged. Instead of going to the shop where Murdy had an account the lad went to Tipton*!. The butcher re fused to give him the meat “He ii a dead beat,” he said, with an cath. “He owes me a bill now and I wouldn’t trust the infernal quack for a cent’s worth. Tell him I told you so.” On his way back to tee house the boy met his master. Murdy had started from the house without his revolver and his wife had called him back and given the weapon to him. He thrust his hand in his prcket and clutched the gun when the boy told him what Tipton had said “I will teach the blackguard a lesson,” he cried and hurried d >wn the street to the shop. Tipton was whittling in front of the place. When the angry doctor ran un he rose and stepped forward to meet him. The doctor demanded an explanation. Tipton said the doctor owed him $5.65 The doctor said that was balanced by a credit for medinal services rendered Tipton’s brother, the former owner of tne shop. Upton denied this and the physician called him a liar. The butcher jumped forward, knife in hand, and Hardy drew his revolver rad threw lh* murder iu the strand degree, Jadge Leggett, after sn address of ext ordinary severity, sentenced Murdy ton years in the penitentiary. Hot taken to Fort Madison the Tuesday low ng When the train reached M ton a crowd of two hundred chin gathered and shook hands with the d tor. Many of them were weeping, committee cf prominent citizens escort him t > the prison. A POLITICAL IS*UB OF THE MATTER The friends of Dr. Murdy were inc nant at the result, of the trial and ton’s supporters made no show of crating their happiness. Abner T tried to purchase a wagon load of Ro candles, and failing in this he b bonfire in front of bus house and Ie fverybody in to supper. A doz* fights mulled frui,* argument GF verdict. The enemies of Murdy de their intention of cieaningout the men and the Murdy men armed t selves. The feelu g has scarcely a yet, although it has taken a somewhat more reasonable. The nff outcome of the spirit shown by t posing sides was the municipal struggle The Murdy people carl convention and nominated a “peoj ticket, headed by Aimer Swift. anti Murdy men, headed by the physicians of the town, put up K Buck master, an avowed foe to the tor. The election wa® held last Tu and it was quiet enough outward! though there was a deep underf M^ny of those who went to the pol ried guns or kniveg Friends and mies of Murdy rede in from Miss horseback, prepared to engage in ble troth e Abner Tharp hurtled) long for votes for Buckmaster, wife served lunch to the Buck men. Their tfforts were unrew The poll showed Swift 90, Bu ter 58. Dr. Murdy was indorsed. The spirit of the election is rap! fusing Appanoose county. Murd the most famous surgeon in SOB Iowa and he had hundreds of friends But aside from this hw loose in his business methods and in his temper, which ma le him resolute enemies. There are no nett in the fight A man is ei’her for M or he is against him A fight at a some weeks ago, which it was sal precipitated by a discussion ove shooting, ended in ti e fatal stabbi a young man. Across the Missou a doctor, a friena of Murdy, was ki week or so ago and not long aft a man named Gann was fired at fro bind a fence near Moulton Tbete din s have added a savage spirit t struggle, and the fame of Dr. Mud made the murder worthy < f serious ic a1 strife. What may corno out o man can tell, but it is certain it have some effect on the re elector Judge Leggett, and the political bilites m*y be used uponG-vernor in the effort to secure a pardon, last voto of Appan^ore w*p: Hate son, 2 021; Bries, 1,858 The diffre is so slight that a small group of moving in concert might bring ft great things. Dr. Murdy’s friends deny that their intention. “We do not wi«h to make a po’ issue of the case,” said George T. lia rn, ore of the richest merchants Moulton. “We believe that Dr M acted in self defense and that the p ment is haren, but we want to hr wrong adjusted in a reasonable We would not have made this an Im the other side had not forced it u us ” Nevertheless the vendetta grows becomes more political day by dsy. DASTARDLY -"LOT. Au Af tempt to Destroy rn Forelly Dy oamtts la a to vs woo*. Mason City, lo., March ll —A crime has just been unearthed field, near here. Parties charged tnree sticks of stovews dynamite, by drilling in the end ^nd put them in A. Dayley’s w intending to destroy his I fe anc! his family. Fortunately Mr. noticed that one of the sticks had tampered with, and upon ext d scovered the facts ss above Tne charges were large enough to done great damage had they ex;" as was the evident intention of petrator of the diabolical scheme. Musi Floe tbs Cross!aff. Sped*] to th* Hawx-JSTS Dallas Crrr, 111, March ll. city council passed an order last requiring the Santa Fe railroad to pat a flagman at tne crossing and Second street, where their I located. Trains have been rn through the town of la»e at a speed little less that forty miles and are considered d.Mgerous deliriant. _ Xo*luas la Worth Dakota Minneapolis, Mar ch ll —Bis" ley, of the Catholic diocese of f kcri*, in an interview here et 2 OOO Indians on the Turtle IS reservation are destitute and sr owing to a misunderstanding wi government These Indiana | gether $5,000 a year from the ment for tneir support and rat:ona. Since January I he lays 1,500 of them have been left to themselves_ D«frattled Two Iffuoraut I Chicago. March ll —Jay Kansas City real estate agent, rested here to day charged with lently obtaining a conveyance from two illiterate colored pen* city o* $200,000 worth of real" one dollar. ; Free samples of Dr. Miles* Nervine at J. E. 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