Burlington Hawk Eye, March 13, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

March 13, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 13, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAW: r< k E ran E Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 13, 1890. [Pbicb: 15 Ckw COMPOUND LARD. WI1DM8 DP THE POPLIC HEIMS THE PROPOSED BILLS. OX Representatives Mason and Batter-worth Ague For and Against the Legislation—The Taulbee An-top?/—Washington News. Washington, Mardi 12.—The house committee on agric Alture to day devoted its entire session to hearing Representatives Butter North and Mason, who favored and opposed, respectively, the measures pauline before the committee, having f or their purpose the regulation and taxation of the manufacture of com pound lard. B ltterworth, who was the I first speaker, said the bill did not propose to prevent manufacturers of compound lard from prosecuting their busi ness. “We only ask,” he said, “that in taking its place this industry shall not place its fingers upon the throat of another industry.” The speaker then dis cussed the condition cf the farmers of the country, taking a gloomy view of it] it. He said they were rapidly becoming a class of peasants and a despised class too The farmers have been robbed by means of gam bling and gambling shops and now it is proposed to add to their burdens and losses by making them the victims of tho counterfeit. It is no answer to their complaint to say that this counterfeit i* better than the original. Butter-worth sa'd he spoke feelingly on this subject because the great industry of the country was suffering from influences! that this committee can do much to correct. Lard had been driven out of the I market of the world because it had been followed there by a counterfeit Let makers put this counterfeit before the public for what it is—“vegetable lard” or what not. The farmer asks no more and will be satisfied with I noise. He will have it The manufacture and sale of this counterfeit last year cost the farmers of the country $15,000,-000. Have we reached such a condition in this country where we belive that falsehood is batter than truth in business? It is not so. Butterwort!! said tho proposed legislation would not destroy or damage any industry at the expense of another, but would compel the makers and dealers of lard compound to hoist the flag of honest dealing over their transactions. Congressman Mason said that the farmer was the rock to which most men fly for tho foundation of their action when they cannot justify it in any other way. To day, Mason said, he appeared in behalf of the working mon of his district to oppose the legislation proposed in the bills before the committee He, with the laboring men he represented, preferred cotton seed oil lard to rotten lard put on the market, and they object ed to being taxed for choosing between the two articles of diet. But they want to buy what they ask for and favor branding the product for just what it is Legislation to secure that would meet their approval The principal objection to the bill, Mason Baid, was that owing to the imposition upon the dealers of the tax and liabilities under the internal revenue regulations, compound would be driven out of con venient places and the would-be purchaser would be compelled to go a great distance to buy hog lard however nasty and rotten it might be. It was no argument in favor of the bill to say that the farmer suffered from the experience of beef trusts and boards of trade and because of the extortionate charges of railroads. Would the bill relieve the farmer of all burdens imposed u#on him. If so, pass it But if it would not, push the old bills to reach these evils, and Mason said ha would be with the advocates of these measures. But it was a great mistake, he said, to place any food product under a tax. Mr. Hatch stated for himself and other supporters of the Conger bill, that they did not believe the bill referred to or was intended to refer to any product of cotton seed-oil, or beef stearine that was not sold for lard, as cottolene for instance. This concluded under the present program of the committee the public hearing on the bills TH JR SKN ATK. and George addressed the senate in advocacy of it. Mr. Hoar asked George whether his plan embraced protection and security of the rights of the colored people of the ■oath to vote without interference and their right to a fair administration of j justice Mr. George asserted there was no distinction in the administration of justice i in Mississippi, except that the black I man had both in the j ary box and on the I bench, a lenienay ac Borden to him which was not accorded to a white man. After quite a lengthy discussion on this point, the senate went into executive session and soon adjourned. THS MOOBS. MEXICO WONT AMX. IXTEHE8TIH6 OFFICIAL CORHESFOXDEHCE AXD OTHER DOCHIEXTS. Senor Mariscal’s Communication—A Memorandum of Blaine’s Talk With the Mexican Minister-The Government’s Position. The Oklahoma Bill Co*sl**ro* si Committee of the Whole. Washington, March 12.—The senate! bill was passed, appropriating $6, ICO for j the removal of sand-bars at the entrance of the harbor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the morning the house passed a bill, granting a right of way through the Sisseton and Wahpeton Indian reservation in Dakota to the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railway company. The bill was passed, extending the time of! payment to purchasers of land from the Omaha tribe of Indians in Nebraska. Mr. Cannon, from the committee on rule*, reported a resolution setting aside to-day and to-morrow for the considers (ion of the Oklahoma bill, the final vote will be taken at four o’clock to-morrow. The resolution was adopted and accordingly the house went into a committee of the whole on the Oklahoma bill. Mr. Morse offered an amendment prohibiting the introduction of liquors into the territory of Oklahoma until otherwise provided by law; lost. Mr Kelly offered an amendment providing that the general statutes of Kansas (instead of Nebraska) shall extent over the territory until after the first legislative assembly. Mr. Pickier, of South Dakota, strongly advocated the amendment, principally on the ground that it would extend to the new territory the prohibitory laws of! Kansas. Mr. Fitch said this was an attemps on the part of the advocates of prohibition to win in the house jwhat they had lost in the committee. The laws of Nebraska (where there was a high license) had been selected as a compromise. Now the gentleman whose hobby was prohibition attempted to extend over Oklahoma the Kansas law, which the state after it had voted it would not accept. The question was whether the house would over-ride the unanimous vote of the committee in order to please the gentlemen who were advocates of prohibition. Mr. Cutcheon protested against thrusting upon the Indians in Oklahoma the unspeakable, indescribable curse of] whisky shops. Mr. Funston declared that in Kansas there was not one open saloon. He hoped the time would come soon when the republican party would champion the cause of prohibition as it had championed the cause of liberty. Mr. Stewart offered an amendment (as a substitute for Kelly’s motion) providing that section 2,139 of the Revised Statutes shall be in force in the territory until after adjournment of the first session of the legislative assembly ; agreed to. On motion of Holman an amendment was adopted providing that none of the lands embraced in the territory shall inure to the use or benefit of railroad corporations except the right of way heretofore granted. Fending further discussion the committee rose and the house adjourned. aiNlBaL WASHINGTON If BWS, Th* Immigration HMOlullon Poised— Blair** Kdaoatlonat Bill. Washington, March 12 —The con current resolution for the investigation of the immigration matters w«s laid bafaro the senate with the two house amendments extending the investigation to the purchase of American industries by foreign capital and to the use of Bed loos island es an immigrant depot. The house amendment was concurred in and the motion was agreed to. The con current resolution has now passed both houses. Tho senate then proceeded to vote on the resolution to exclude from the Congressional Record the interpolations made by Call in the report of the discus Bion with Chandler on the 20th of Fob ruaiy. The resolution was agreed to; ye as 36, nays IO. The democrats voting in the affirmative were Messrs. Payne, Pugh, Cockrell and Vance Mr Cullom gave notice that Friday morning that he would call up the house resolution relating to the death of the late Mr. Townshend, representative from Illinois. On motion cf Edmunds the senate proceeded to discuss the resolution reported on the IO lh of February from the committee on privileges and elections declar-it is competent for the senate to elect a president pro tem who shall hold the office during the pleasure of the senate and until another is elected and shall ex ecute the duties thereof when the vice president is absent from the senate Mr. George spoke at some length in opposition to the resolution. At the conclusion of his argument Plumb called upon Blair to give the senate some indication of the time when he would be ready to have a vote taken on his bill. There were a great many important measures on. the calendar and unless some agreement was made on the educe tional bill he would move at two o’clock to-morrow that it be placed on the cal endar. Mr. Blair spoke of the obstacles in the way of reaching a vote, but thought that on Thursday or Friday of next week a vote might be taken. The matter was further discussed by Plumb, Hawley, Platt and Frye. Finally it was arranged that Thursday of next week at two o’clock Blair shall have the floor to speak not exceeding one hour and then the bill shall be under the five minute rule and a vote taken. Mr. Plumb gave notice, notwithstanding, that he would on Monday move to take up some other bill, the effect of which woald be to displace tee educational bilL Mr. Plumb moved an amendment to role 39 so as to provide that all votes cast in the executive session be made public at the dose of such session; referred. The resolution regarding the pres! dent pro tempore was again taken u and Tnrpie moved to amend it by I it read that the president pro lh* Autopsy on IM* Bemaim of tne Lit* Xx-Uainnmai Taulb*#. Washington, March 12.—The autopsy on the remains of the late ex-Represent ative Taulbee begun this morning, at the conclusion of which an inquest will be beld by the coroner. The ball was found imbedded in the bone and dura mater. A further penetration of the sixteenth part of an inch would probably have resulted in instant death. The position of the ball was such that it could not have been extracted with safety to the patient even had its exact location become known. The coroner’s inquest was held this afternoon and the jury found Taulbee came to his death from a pistol wound inflicted by Kincaid and the prisoner was committed to jail to await the action of the grand jury. A MINORITY REPORT ON THE IDAHO BILL Representative Mansur on behalf of the minority committee on territories filed a report representing the objections to the passage of the bill for the admission of Idaho, now pending in the house. In part the report says: The precise point of difference between the majority and minority is this: that the majority approve the provision which deprives the citizen the right of suffrage, disqual ides him from holding office and prevents him from serving on juries for criminal conduct, while the minority insist that no citizen being otherwise disqualified should be deprived of these rights and privileges on account of alleged crime, or part thereof is such qualification. The minority, while reprehending, as much as any of the majority can reprehend, the offenses of bigamy and polygamy and aiding and abetting such offenses, most respectfully submit to the house that the man who is accused of bigamy or belonging to an association that encourages these offenses, is as much entitled to trial for that offense as is the man who is charged with any other offense. We insist, therefore, that when Idaho is ad slitted it shall not be with a provision in the constitution which deprives the citizen of the right of suffrage or of the right to serve on juries and to hold office because of an alleged crime of which the party has not been convicted. APPOINTMENTS The president this afternoon appointed John B. Weber, of Buffalo, commissioner of immigration and General J. R Obeirne first assistant commissioner of immigration. The secretary of the treasury has appointed John T. Scan lan, of Chicago, special agent of the treasury depart ment. CONFIRMATIONS. Postmasters—Illinois—A B Tinder, Monticello; B. E. Robinson, Fairbury ;T-J. Hutton, Rushville. FOB A MILITARY STORE HOUSE. Senator Manderson to-day introduced a bill appropriating $60,000 for the construction of a military storehouse and offices at the military depot at Omaha, Nebraska. A HO Mil BLK AGONY. Hel pl*** Paralytic Campsite* Watch: Hic WH* Bara tm DealE. Port Huron, Mich., March 13.—Mrs Carlisle, an aged lady living three miles west of Marysville, while fixing a fire in the stove Sunday accidentally ignited her clothing and was so badly burned that she died Monday. Her husband, the only other occupont of the house, witnessed the whole occurrence but was powerless to help her as he a paralytic and unable to move hand or foot For three hours he was compelled to watch the excruciating agony of his wife. When the daughter returned from church medical aid was summoned, but too late. Washington,    March    12— Senator Sherman to-day in asking the senate to discharge the committee on foreign relations, laid before the senate some interesting documents. Senator Sherman, as chairman of the committee, referred the memorial to Secretary Blaine, and the secretary in reply said in part: “I beg leave to say I can discern no hopeful prospect cf any negotiations being successfully conducted with Mex ico at the present time even toward the limited object in view. The temper of the statesmen and people of Mexico has been only recently manifested with regard to the alienation of any part of the national territory by the prominence given in certain circles on the Pacific coast to the movement for the acquisition of all or part of Lower California by purchase. For the information of your committee I transmit here with a copy of a memorandum prepared by the Mexican minister, of a conversation which he had with me on the subject on the 6 th of June last, together with Senor Marischal’s memorandum on May 20th, 1889, of which Romero gave me a copy. I hold, unhesitatingly, that the government of the United State is precluded by obligations of traditional good faith from approaching the gov emment of Mexico with a view to acquiring any part of Mexican territory and I equally believe no administration of Mexico could face the manifestations of national sentiment thaw would certainly attend any indication of a disposition to infringe the provision of the Mexican constitution, which withholds from the government the power to cede Mexican soil.” Following is a translation of the memorandum from Senor Marissa!, the Mexican minister of foreign affairs, to Senor Rcmero, Mexican minister to the United States: “This department approved tho article which, in compliance with its instructions, you wrote and afterwards published in the North American Review, entitled “The Annexation of Mexico ” because it is convinced a total or partial acquisition of Mexican territory, whether by force or by means of intrigues, does not enter into the combinations of the American statesmen, to whatever political party they may belong. As to the gentlemen who at present form the United States government and direct its foreign policy we are sufficiently acquainted with their high character and political antecedents not to entertain the least doubt about their sense of justice and fairness not only on this point, but on any other subject. Wa have therefore complete confidence that any absurd plans of fiiibusterism, which are looked upon by the enlightened majority of American people as disreputable, will not be approved by them, nor that they will lend any support whatever to the machinations of badly informed persons with a view of changing the decided opposition of our people to any alienation Mexican territory. We do not attach importance to the revelations, more or less vague, and afterwards contradicted, which have lately appeared in the American newspapers concerning organizations whose aim is to procure, at all hazards, the annexation of some part of Mexico and especially lower California. But though we treat with contempt the boasts of idle and evil disposed people who dream of wars of conquest or of revolutionary move ments plotted on our border, with a view of the annexation of a part of our country, it is not so with other manifestations of a respectable source. They have their origin in opinions equally destitute of foundation. I refer to the proposition originated in the cham ber of commerce at Los Angeles, California, and presented to the house of representatives at Washington, authorizing the executive to negotiate with Mex ico for the purchase of Lower California. I refer also to the opinion which, with out any reservation, the governor of the state of California expressed about the great convenience of such acquisition, and above all the purchase of our states of Sonora and Sinola, and about which no mention had before been made. No matter how much the Mexican government might be inclined to overlook this expression of erroneous judgment as to our patriotic sentiments and our entire conformity with the opinion of your country in this regard, it cannot do so Considering the expression of views by the present officials of the state of California, which is contemporaneous with our territory and interested in some of those connections we cannot look with indifference upon anything coming from respectable authorities, and if anyone should tell us no serious and well-concerted plan on the subject is entertained by them but that it is rather the influence of the combinations and exigencies of interior politics which constrained them to express such ideas, we should be forced, even through sharing this behalf, to deeply lament that there were persons in California with such misguided judgment respecting us, who had influence enough to induce Governor Waterman to make such public utterances without thinking of the effect they might afterward produce in the relations with a neighboring nation.” The memorandum then speaks of the unanimous opposition of the Mexican people to any plan looking to the alienation of national territory and the impossibility of such alienation under the constitution, and continues: It is well known by the administration that General Diaz has done all in his power to strengthen the friendly relations by attracting the capital, industry and commerce of our neighbors and by erasing the last vestige of prejudices which might divide them. It will continue to do so, convinced' that such is the only rational policy. Bat, if in the midst of these efforts to secure a good and cordial understanding for the common benefit, obstacles should arise, interposed, perhaps, not by the government of the United States, but by state officials of the same nation, in such case however disagreeable it might be to us md to a certain extent contrary to our international policy, we would be constrained to afford satisfaction to the Mexican people so sensitive in this matter, having died its blood and made immense sacrifices to achieve its independence and preserve the integrity of formed the minsister that his personal yiews and tnose of the United Blae* eo ye re ment with respect lo the annexa lion of Mexican territory were expeseed in his note to Mr. Morgan. United Stairs Banister to Mexico, dated Jane 1,1881, and which wts published in diplomatic correspondence appended to the president's message of that year. He added that the United States government did not think even remotely if acquiring any portion of the Mexican territory, and that it would not support any project having such subject in view, as the United States had all the territory they required for their progress and welfare, and desired no more ” The secretary of state further stated the United States government could not prevent the newspapers or citizens of this country from saying what they pleased 03 that or any other subject, but that, a? regarded acquisition of Mexican terr! tory by the United States, he felt certain tie statements made were of no importance whatever, since public opinion did not favor further acquisitions, and that even if any other administration should favor them he thought it would meet with no support. ll LOTTO KNOCKED OUT TIE IOTORIODS BILL DEFEATED DI THE BORTH DAKOTA LE8ISLATURE. A Basiling Bait in the Way of Free Seed Wheat to Needy Farmers Held Out to Catch Votes—The Vote. night rejected the Irish land tenure bill bf a vote of 231 to 179. WILL ATTEND THE CONFERENCE London. March 12 —It is stated that Sir John Grost will attend the Berlin Labor conference Vatican will not be represented. AN INVITATION ACCEPTED. Madrid. March 12.—The official invitation to send representatives to the Ber-! tin labor conference was received and accepted yesterday. THS COLLIERY HORROR THE MISSISSIPPI FLOOD. Report* of Centi**** RU*—A Waterspout St. Louis, March, 12 —Flood news from various points along the Mississippi river and other streams this morning is that the White and Black livers in Arkansas are overflowing the country on each side for miles. Ab heavy rains continue to fall, general inundation ie looked for. At Fort Smith on the Arkansas, a rise of over eighteen feet took place in twenty-four hours, and at last accounts it was gaining at the same rate. This great rise adds to the minor floods pouring out of all small tributaries below Fort Smith, and will greatly increase the peril of the lower country along the Mississippi river. All railroads in the vicinity of Fort Smith are suffering serious Washoe s or lost bridges, and trains are abandoned temporarily at Arkansas City, on the Mississippi. The water from Sappington Hook crevasse has inundated the rear portion of the town, and the lands in the back country are being flooded It is not thought, however, that any great damage will result from this break, as the bayous and interior streams are capable of carrying the water away rapidly. A WATER SPOUT. Cairo, 111, March 12.—A water spout at Ullin. Illinois, submerged the tracks of the Illinois Central railroad to a depth of five feet, and no trains have came in on that road since yesterday afternoon. The Ohio river continues to rise here. The river is falling at Paducah, and it is thought if there is no more rain, the river will not go over fifty feet. MORE THREATENING THAN EVER Memphis, Tenn., March 12—The flood outlook to-day is more threatening than at any previous time since the present high water began to excite attention. The Arkansas and White rivers are pouring out immense volumes and the situation below their mouths is anything but encouraging. STILL RAINING Arkansas City, Ark., March 12 —It has been raining here for about forty hours and the crevasse in the levee above the city is now about four hundred feet wide. The people are much alarmed and some are seeking higher ground. At Poplar Bluffs, Missouri, the situation is serious. In the Helena, Arkansas, district, the river continues rising rapidly. The rise in the Arkansas west of Little Rock is unprecedented. It is feared that another day will bring out unwelcome news of the water’s ravages. TRE VALLEY ROAD SUBMERGED. Vicksburg, Miss., March 12.—At midnight the Mississippi Valley road was flooded for several years. A heavy rain is falling all over central and southern Mississippi_ RAILROAD MATTERS. New Sat of Louisville, Now Albany mn* Chicago Director* Sleet**. New York, March 12 —The stockholders of the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago railroad to-day elected an entire new set of directors, except George F. Postlewaite, who was re-elected. Although the new directors have not yet had time to express themselves, it is said it can be safely asserted there are strong probabilities the Louisville and Nashville is securing control of the company. The directors subsequently elected the following officers:    W.    L Breyfogle, president; George F. Postlethwaite, vicepresident, and W. H. Lewis, secretary and treasurer, A ST. PAUL DIVIDEND DECLARED. New York, March 12 —The St. Paul directors have declared a semi-annual dividend of 3i per cent on preferred stock. _ Leach’* Body Found Chicago, March 12 —The body of Rowland Leach, the New York drummer, who has been mysteriously missing for several days, was found in the river near Market street this afternoon He was last seen alive in that neighborhood about a week ago in company with a gang of hoodlums. A search of his body revealed the fact that his gold watch and chain and other personal belongings were still in his pockets, leading to the inference that Leach was not robbed and thrown into the river as at first supposed but that in an intoxicated condition he probably fell in._ Lyu«b*r* o* Trial Minneapolis, March 12 —The trial of the thirty persons arrested far lynching Hana Jacob Olson on the night November 24, 1889. is now in progress at Whitehall, Wisconsin Peter Johnson Logs, the well-to-do farmer who headed the lynching party, yesterday hanged himself and three others implicated have confessed. Henry Hansen, who turned states evidence to-day, gave the details of the crime and several other witnesses were put upon the stand by the prosecution. __ tv reek** by Spread!** Ball*. Pembroke, Ont., March 12 —A train from North Bay and Mattaw jumped the track ten miles east of this place this morning. All the train bat the engine! went completely over a twenty-five foot embankment Mrs. M. Monroe was fatally injured. Other passengers were bruised and badly shaken up. The accident was caused by rails spreading. Bismarck, N. D , March 12.—Contrary to expectations the seeds wheat commissioners will report this afternoon to the legislature that they can furnish 250,000 bushels of seed wheat to needy fanners without interest, to be returned bushel for bushel after the crop is harvested. If the crop fails the debt is to be cancelled. This will be followed by the lottery bill raising the amount to be paid to the state to $150,000 per annum. The money to buy seed undoubtedly comes from the Louisiana Lottery company or men who represent it. The final proposition is a dazzling bait to catch the few votes needed to secure the passage of the lottery bill. THS BILL DEFEATED, St Paul, March 12.—The Louisiana lottery legislation proposed in the North Dakota legislature at Bismarck, received its quietus to-day in both houses. Ae anticipated some days ago, a second attempt to adopt the measure was tried to day. Yesterday was set as the flay, but the sudden death of Superintendent of Public Instruction Mitchell and the consequent adjourn-ment of both houses postponed the action until to-day and this was the last day the measure could be taken up and car ried, the fin*! adjournment being too near. The first attempt made in the senate on the proposed new bill, offered the state $50,000 for the franchise and an annual tribute of $150,000 opponents moved to lay it on the table, but the motion was defeated, ll to 18 However, as a test vote it sealed the fate of the bill, for it developed the fact in the senate where the meaause is consid ered strongest, the two thirds necessary vote to pass it over the governor’s veto was not forthcoming. The bill met with the same fate in the house. The lottery bill came before the senate in the report of the seed wheat commission, one of whose members is ex-Sena tor Spencer, representative of the Louisiana lottery. The commission submitted its report which declares all recent legislation on the seed wheat relief unconstitutional and submits a proposition from George Spencer, the responsible agent, “on parties behind him” who in consideration of certain franchises asked of th? state offers to furnish needy farmers 250,000 bushels of wheat without interest to be returned after the crop is harvested bushel for bushel, and when the crop fails the debt to be cancelled The commission expresses a belief that the ac ceptance of Spencer’s proposition is the only possible scheme by which the needy farmers can be provided with seed and recommends the acceptance thereof. The “certain franchises” referred to are the lottery powers set forth in the farmer lottery bill, amended as mentioned in these dispatches last night. The report of the commission with the proposal of relief from the lottery, was then taken to the house, where a motion to lay it on the table was carried, and an adjournment taken until evening. At the evening session a motion was made by Stephens to reconsider the vote by which the now notorious Sandager bill was indefinitely postponed and, the previous question being ordered, the motion was lost by a vote of 23 yeas to 31 nays. The vote was something of a surprise, the opponents of the measure in the house having underestimated their strength although claiming enough to win, _ VETERANS AT QUINCY. RAILROAD MEN TALK. AR80IEITS BEFORE THE SEMITE LEGISLATIVE RAILROAD COIHTTEES. he swore vigorous guests were titan! ?aaie to the only made the sad the landlord the melee that I I was arrested this a I IOT. Be paid the ti ■shty-Sl|ht F*r*o** Knew* to Have Lest tb*lr LIT**. London, March 12 —It is now known that eighty-eight persons have lost their lives by the explosion Monday in the Morea Colliery in Glamorganshire, Wales. _ THE LAKE SHOU! DISASTER TE* Coroner** Jury Placing tao Reft possibility for ta* i\o«t*ont. Buffalo, March 12 —Several witnesses were examined before the coroner's jury on the Lake Shore disaster to-day. Daniel Beckwith, foreward brakeman cf the train, said that when the train started at Dunkirk it broke iu two between the last coach and the sleeper. All connections were broken and he shut the air cock off of the coaches and closed the drawheads. There was a Miller and another kind of a draw-heal on the coach. Both seemed all right but the safety chains were broken. He first learned the train had broken in two from the extra conductor, Sullivan, who said not to stop, but to keep the forward section moving. Beckwith started back to find Conductor Houghtaling, when he felt the brakes set. He jumped off to signal the engineer to go ahead, but before he could do so ’he crash came. The Engineering News of New York in an article to-day severely comments on the disaster and says it is a case of criminal negligence involving all of the train hands. After the connections were broken it would not have taken more ten ten minutes to have switched out the defective car and put it on the rear of the train, when air connection could have been rn* de to all the other coaches. Furthermore, after two breakdowns the trainmen should have been properly distributed throughout the train on the alert, while the evidence shows they were not. THE CATTLEMEN'S CONVENTION. The Legislative Sessions—Bills lot reduced in Both Houses -A Cedar Rapids Tooth ■ issing - General State New*. in roads are present law Officer* Elected Md Commute** Appointed at Ft Worth Ft. Worth, Tex, March 12 —The Interstate Cattlemen’s convention to day chose B L. Stoddard of Texas, president and J. L Finch, of Nebraska, sec rotary. After the appointment of a number of committees an adjournment was taken until three o’clock this afternoon. MS**rs' Six IU*. Ashland, Wis., March 12.—The great Norrie iron mine, the largest producer in the world, is idle to day, its one thousand employes having struck. The tramway men struck yesterday for higher wages, and this morning the miners refused to send an ounce of ore to acy of the tram way men except those on the strike Most of the strikers are foreigners. Ta* wtaters Unto* Dividend. New York, March 12.—The directors of the Western Union Telegraph company to day declared a quarterly dividend of Ii per cent. William Waldorf Astor was elected director to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father. Des Moines. March 12 —The railroad c mmittets of both houses this afternoon held a meeting to hear the arguments of the representatives of the railroads regarding the proposed legislation. Th first speaker was E. P. Ripley, general manager of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy He eaid the Iowa freight rates were lower than in any other locality in the world, and supported the argument by figures. He was especially opposed lo obligatory joint rates as proposed by the several bills before the house. Under the law as it stands at present joint rates cannot    be    made the state, and if the c impelled to do so and the remains unchanged the effect will be to demoralize the wh^le railroad business of the state There are localities where j int rates are impracticable and not desired by the people, yet if compelled to make them the roads would have to comply. A joint rate would in some cases be less than the local rate over the same line. The whole schedule would have to be revised and a revision of the schedule to accommodate all the nee es gary changes and arrangements under a compulsory law would result in tremendous confusion and occupy a large farce of men a long time in its compilation. If the restrictions of the state law were removed the railroads would make joint rates when asked to do so just as they had done before the law was en acted. W. C Brown, general superintendent of the Iowa lines of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, spoke of the necessity of continuing all rates up to the present standard in order for the roads to be kept in good condition. It was unfair to compare 1889 and 1888 because in the latter the losses had been abnormally large so he compared with 1887 in order to shiw the Iowa loads were not making jmore money under the new law than un-I der the old The decrease in the num ber of men employed in 1889 was caused (by unfavorable legislation and corse quent economical measures to meet the losses. No improvements were made and if the present policy of the state is continued the roads will degenerate from first to second and third class P. S Eustus, general passenger agent I of the Burlington, spoke of railroad fares ! bills before the legislature to reduce the price of mileage books and declared that if their life was unlimited it would take away all the safeguards the railroads had. He argued against a two-cent fare and said what the people want is improved service, not cheap rervice. Many other railroad men were in attendance. Another meeting will be held I to-morrow. AFTER Ipl th*M(* OL Boone, March IS. setting a M&ftsach began Duping hogs f htA intention is to h gs shipped here, reding yards, They will be nail train load acca** double decked cen Boston, thus sari people the usual NEAL Co«fml«* I* Council Bluffs, ciroaer'8 inquest der case of old Mr.' Shelienberger made Ho s that Noel aud forced him to aid bodle* When Im t ne old people were hi ►hot at him, the bullet \ Lynching is feared. MIMING RINI XnffinlB«*r Dowel* h*i* to Bai Dubuque. March Ii .ast-. of Lie Milwaukee hi* bren missing since shti Ho wa? the treasurer of ti zaLion of locomotive several hundred dollars bein] order in his possession. Red Live affairs in this badly tangled, and prol disappearance. He is hi£ a Tons*** TontWlo Al Marshalltown, Msr$j(fe Newell assaulted Tom street Monday afternoon, him down, then jumped and stamped it almost to a $j a bad gash five inches long tiro s ncad with his boot kl is seriously injured, bat ll Newell wai locked ap. He I already doing time on the St^ Tons p ever c« Co*vc*tie* Waterloo, lo., March congressional district vention of Iowa met in this] night and was in session day. There were over twill gates present. The add! was made by C. W- Mi Dr J. W. Clinton, of Hal siding officer. The Hem* way, at one time Belial Hawk county, gave a stirring “Tne Temperance Convent^ A Cv«F Trnmml Grand Rapids, Mich., -mystery surrounding the of Clarence J. Toot, th* States Express cashier. Toot's father has reeei his so ti, mailed at Lisbon says he is coming borne to ishment. He explains hie crazy freak. STATE LEGISLATURE. A not War TW* Boy! I* Bl** I* POMINiOI of two Oo*a City. Quincy, 111., March 12.—Each incoming train brings a large accession of delegates to the twenty-fourth annual meeting of the state department of the Grand Army of the Republic, and several thousand of the boys in blue are now in possession of the city. Governor Fifer and staff came on a late train last night, and the prominent arrivals this morning are General Alger and staff and General Wisher!, state department commander of Wisconsin. There was a good parade of the delegates this morning from the Hotel Newcomb to the opera house, where the meeting was called to order at ten o’clock. The first business was to settle the manner of electing delegates to the national encampment, and as many of the members of the Grand Army of the Republic have laid great stress on this subject, its consideration drew forth a lively debate, fallowed by very much confusion. The Bennett resolution was finally adopted, and this resolution gives n walk-away to the large organization of Cook county General Alger has arrived from Indianapolis to attend the encampment. He was the leading speaker at the monster camp fire to-night and took a strong position in favor of the service pension bill. Colonel Distin of this city will be elected department commander by a unanimous vote, all opposing candidates having withdrawn. CHURCHILL** SPEECH. Do lt mtcx**t Swl**lors Si Vienna, March 12.—The court at Wadowice sentenced two of the emigrant swindlers to four and one-half years imprisonment at hard labor The others received sentences from one to four years at hard labor. The public prosecutor appealed on the ground that the sentences were inadequate. a sort*** commo*. Chicago, March 12.—A passenger and freight train on the Rock Island road I collided at Blue Island last night. Both trains were considerably damaged and I the passengers badly shaken up. John [Berry, a freight brakeman, was killed and the freight conductor seriously hurt Various Newspaper Com—*1* K«i**ig sa* Uphold!** It. London, March 12.—In regard to Churchill’s speech in parliament last night the Pall Mall Gazette says: “Lord Randolph Churchill’s speech will damage him by its effect on any sober estimate of his lordship as a political force. He admitted that he ought to have spoken in the debate on the second reading of the Parnell commission biti. He therefore showed lack of courage and nerve in not speaking. How can he wonder that others attach little weight to his views if he himself has not the full courage of them!” The Bt James Gazette says: Lord Randolph Churchill hat administered the final and fatal dote to that lingering invalid—his political reputation. The closing scene was witnessed last night His speech was its fuaeral oration. Dubloi, March 12.—The Freeman’s Journal says the debate on Smith's motion laking the commons to adopt the report of the Parnell commission, and the amendment to the motion, marks the stage of disruption rod downfall of the ministry, whose character for fair play, honor and honesty is tarnished. general foreign news. its territories, and we would find ourselves under the stern necessity of adopt ing restrictive measures in regard to I    i*4iot*4 for Bribery acquisition by foreigners of real estate I New York, March 12.—Deputy Sheriff concessions as far as the engagements I McGonigal and Warden Keating, of Lnd-already entered into may allow. These I low Street jail, were to-day indicted by steps might, however, be interpreted ss I ^ grand jury on charges of bribery, showing a bad will on our part toward [ They were placed under arrest and later .    n-r.ai    -the    American    people,    when    we    are    on    released on $10,000bail    " __*    T*WM.    “I1*”I. . ..    I    th.    coatrmry.    maimed by exmctly the I "     :- _ , CincnraATi. Much 12.—The bmaw I gitiimnU. Is order, there I MnwiM £ I portion ofth. town of Coelton,Jackios I to mid each iaterpretetion, under] Btciunno Cm, Itoeh 11-W. O “ 'county, Ohio wje burned thin •ftwljJSuctioM of the present, I hue Coinjock. dewocrmt, defeated K. J. noon. Lobs WB.ow._ I    made    the    foregoing    explanation.”    |    Gregory, republican candidate for re- Tho that hold the office during all fata™ I    Neuralgia,    Dizziness,    Kerr-1 The memorandum preported by Mim-feiection as mayor, by fortynm* votes sences of the vice-president senate otherwise ordered. This agreed to and th* resolution adopted The educational bill was then taken up oneness, I Dr. Niles’ H Witte’s drug store cared Th* remainder of tho by I ister Romero for Senator Mariscal, after I yesterday. The remainder of the renal) • free el / I his conversation with Secretary Blaine I Roan ticket was elected by a large m-“Tke aecretary of state then in-1 tartly.    I ■ Fro*** Cuneate* Agalsst Kiss •* Dahomey. Pabis, March IS.—Thus fat daring the campaign against the king of Dahomey by the French, the former has lost a thousand of his warriors including a female general. It is stated that the French captives taken by Dakomians are safe at Whydah. telegrams of sympathy. London, March lf.—Queen Victoria, Lord Mayor of London and others have sent telegrams fYpressing sympathy with the families of the Morse-Colliery victims. Thirteen bodies have been recovered from the Birne* THE tm* LAND TBBUBB BILL MBJBCIKD. London, March 12.—The commons to- T*o First Tut. Sioux City Journal. The first test on the liquor question in the Iowa house occurred last Friday. The result was precisely what the Journal has predicted it would be when the teat came—the rejection of democratic partisan effort to secure a change in the liquor law It is the result predestined by the perfidious policy of the democratic besses since the day of the convening of the Iowa legislature The test occurred on Representative Dent’s bill. The bill is practically the democratic caucus liquor bill, embodying the propositions of the democratic platform—that is to say, local option which opens up “each city, town and township” to whisky on payment of a minimum of $500 license fee into the county treasury. There is, of course, a broad gulf of practical difference between the Dent bill and the proposition embodied in Senator Lawrence’s bill, which has reference mainly to those few cities where prohibition is confessedly not enforced and which represents pretty fairly the sentiment of the anti pro hibition republicans The question was on a motion to refer the Dent bill, not to the committee on suppression of intemperance, to which the subject properly belonged, but to the committee on cities and towns Under the division of the committees the republicans control the former and the demo crats the latter, so that a reference to the one meant an adverse and to the other a favorable report on the partisan democratic liquor bill. The vote, therefore, was a fair test of the sentiment of the house. The result was a reference to the committee on suppression of intemperance Not only did the republican members of the house stand in solid phalanx against the democratic partisan liquor bill, but one member of the opposition—Mr. Swart, of Poweshiek county, an independent who has acted with the democrats throughout as to organization-voted with the republicans, verifying his declaration that he was opposed to any change in the law. Well, this is quite interesting, isn’t it? It is a clear majority of the house against the democrats, to say nothing about the senate, in which body the republicans have a strict party majority of six. And it indicates that whatever the senate may do the house is positively able to defeat any partisan democratic liquor measure Indeed, the house could do this by a tie vote, but on this question a clear adverse majority is demonstrated. It is hardly necessary now to speculate as to what might have been the result if the democratic bosses had kept frith, had pursued a conciliatory policy end had not perversely drawn party lines on this question. But certain it is, and certain it has been from the first, that whatever chance there was of securing some modification of the prohibitory law in this legislature was conditioned upon the disposition of the democrats to meet half way those members of both house and senate who, representing anti prohibition constituencies, were willing to relax the law somewhat with reference to the large cities. When the democrats, being in the minority in both branches of the legislature on this question, as a partisan issue and drew party lines strictly, they simply declared that they would not consent to change the law. The course of the democratic bosset is the result of most deliberate plotting. They have canvassed the situation with their keened cunning. They doubtless congratulate themselves that they have played a sharp trick in preventing a change cf the law. They believe there are congressmen in it. They believe that the unremedied situation in some of the cities will not only give the democratic party success in local elections, but that they can carry the state by such hocus peens. This remains to be semi But if the people of Iowa will allow themselvea to be bamboozled by such political chicanery they will deserve the penally that will follow. For the present it is «uf-fieent to rail attention to the record. Bate* of N*w Bill* Introduce*. Des Moines, March 12 —In the house a resolution was adopted cutting of the pay of committee clerks and employes when not actually employed on Sunday. Among the more important bills introduced were the following: To prevent the evasion of exemption laws; to amend the law for voting aid to railway corporations; to provide for the assessment of railway property by boards of supervisor^ to Provide for the drainage of swamp land, and levying taxes to pay for the same; to provide for the translation and recording of deeds written in foreign languages; two bills to establish normal schools; to fix the compensation of county superintendents of schools The resolution reducing the state tax levy to two mills was made a special order for to morrow at ten o’clock SENATE. In the senate a number of bills were introduced the more important being as fallows: To protect owners of real astate from trespass by hunters and trappers; to prevent discrimination in life insurance; to encourage the manufacture of binding twine from flax and other ma Aerial in the state. A resolution was introduced calling far the election of United States senators by the people and placing sugar on the free list. The Des Moines annexation bill came up and the house amendment was concurred in. Discussion over Taylor’s resolution to place sisal grass and jute on the free list occupied the remaincer of the session. It was finally adopted. A ROY MISSING. Rap!**, of Fill For banty, for eaman. tmjamanmm Frow* MUI*, of Coeur Thous** lo bt u VI Olina Play. Cedar Rapids, March 12 —Frank Mills, aged seventeen, has bee", mysteriously missing far several days. He has been employed in the general passenger department of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern railroad at this place. On the day of his disappearance he quit work an hour earlier than usual, saying that he had an errand at the railroad shops. He was seen a short time afterwards at the p stofflce and later at the Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul depot, but there all trace of him is gone. His parents are dead and he lived with an uncle. On the day of his disappearance he had been permitted to wear for the first time his father’s gold wath, and he had recently drawn his month’s •alary. He was not a boy of a runaway character and his friends and relatives are fearful of foul play. DEBERA ER DURYEA. Ho Exports to to Routed for HI* Acus* I* .J sub pl bk Duburue, Iowa, March 12 —Jim Duryea, the well known pitcher, spent Bun-day in this city, the guest of Tom Lof-tus. He is hiding from tim brotherhood, who have been after him ever since he signed with the Cincinnati club, a personal contract for two years for $4,500 per year. The brotherhood hunted Bt Louis high and low on Sunday in an ef fort to Had him- When asked why he left the brotherhood, he replied “for money.” He expects to be routed pretty severely and he is keeping out of the way. He refused to say where he wa going to from Dubuque, but will keep dark until he reports in Cincinnati next week. His brother, Bill Duryea, will pitch for the Dubuque* ti Is season. Tom Loftus left for St. Louis Monday night to meet President Stern, of the Cincin nati club, and talk over matters. Thence to Cincinnati next Monday. Hist for a Foote El co. Mason City, In, March ll.—A red hot | postoffice fight is on at Clear Lake. To adj ast matters Congressman Sweeney I bu consented to an election, and is to ap I point the one receiving the greatest num- I ber of vote*__ A* Ex POMIX* RU of Fa* Font Dodge, March 12 —The mistake of a Duncombe boose waiter girl the tother day, coat Irve Birmingham, | young man of our city $57. The mistake ji tne omissi n of corned beef and cabbage in filling Birmingham’s order for dinner. His wrath wu aroused and low* Hoc* for Boone. la., March 12 — R. representing Boston packers, l\ ing hogs here yesterday, have been made to have from all western Iowa to where they will be rel< direct to Boston, thai Chicago commission men. No table shouldbe wit gostura Bitters, the world tlxwr •TouiKit* Saxo*. th* sunn* siuT Special to Th* Hawk-Itb. Marshalltown, la., strike in the shops here there is no prospect of a Some little work is being prentices but nothing in ing on. The company is it will not pay extra for Bun lay. Mr. James Lambert, of wick, 111., says: *1 was with rheumatism in the hit when I bought a bottle of Pain Btim. It cured me In I am ail right to*day and everyone who is afflicted hie disease to use Balm and get well at once.’ by all druggists. TR* J airy Cool**** Ban Francisco, March IS.-of Bar .b Althea Hill charred d tempt in resisting a United Bkg aha! in the circuit coart when that officer was ordered her for creating a disturbance! reading of the decisien case by Judge Field, day. The jury, after r< night, announced a vote standing eight for four for conviction. For T brool I)1m«m« Brown’s Bronchial Trod good things, they are Ii are sold only in boxes. TV A GOW oral IU Lincoln, Nebraska Journal. It is not denied by tbs the crowds attending the their governor indulged such as has never before] ienced in the state of Iowa icans, of course, are not I rigs the truth and the willing to admit the to get a good argument Hon. And so the story e? down on the records teat from any quarter drawn.    j six riles* Eau Claire,Wis.,: oners escaped from thei morning at one o’clock. Fisher, John Erin, Dixon. Thom a* Bandera en burg, all charged with were furnished with tools I reward ha* been offered search ng the woods tor i Sleepless^ nervous dyspepsia, di by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. H Witte'* drug arter# A Soiiofo atony1 Philadelphia, March j rial trial of the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius wa* which is reported to factory. ______ Hood’s Sarsaparilla powers exclusively ll* 01 it ‘‘peculiar to I: self.” Bot TWO til*MUTO Concordia, Kas., bcd'ea or Misses Povre, who lived on north of this plac% night in the lake, they suicide. The only cause aucholy. Whether on pleasure -should take en Syrup of Figs. ae Hi and effectually on bowels, preventing and other forms of in 50c and $1 druggists. _ —As a pick-Harmless morning. ;

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