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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 18, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAW: * k E [YI E Established: June, 1839.] BURLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 18, 1890. [Pmc*: 15 Cents rat Week. I SCHEI1! TO KEEP I TAUT OI OOH I ALM3IE-ETED MOLATIOI. A Certificate of Identification to be Ie-1 sued to Each Celestial—The National Legislature—General Washington Newt* Washington, March 17 —In the honse I the senate bill was passed (with amend xnents striking ont the appropriation! danse) increasing from (190,000 to (800, OOO the limit of the cost of a public building at Sacramento, California. The joint resolution was passed calling I on the secretary of war for a further re port aa to the practicability and approximate cost of tunneling the Detroit river j at or near Detroit, Michigan. Mr. McKenna, under instructions from the committee on the Eleventh Census moved to suspend the rules, and pass the I bill, authorizing the superintendent of | Census to enumerate the Chinese population in such a manner as to enable him I to make a complete and accurate descrip live list of Chinese persons in the United | States and give each person numerated a certificate cmtanng the particulars necessary to fully identify him, and • ach certificate shall be the sole evidence of the right of said person to be and remain in the United States. The bill further provides penal statutes against | Chinese who shall sell, transfer or dispose of such certificates. The sum of! (100,010 is appropriated. The bill was passel without division. Under the suspension of the rules the following bills and resolutions were I passed: Joint resolution requesting the Sresident to invite the king of the iawayan island to select delegates to] represent his kingdom in the Pan American congress; a bill to transfer the revenue cutters' service from the treasury department to the navy department; al bill creating offices aa assistant general superintendent and chief clerk of the] railway mail service. Adjourned. THE SENATH. Th* i ■•■■tor Voorhees’ Resolution Educational HIU Washington, March 17.—While petitions were being presented Cockrell rose to a point of remonstrances against the extradition treaty with Russia, but was notified that that was a matter for the executive session. After some delibera tion the presiding officer submitted the question as to whether the petition should be received in open session and it was decided that it should be. The petition was therefore presented and several other line petitions from Carman labor societies in St Louis and vicinity were likewise presented. Mr. Voorhees offered a preamble and resolution setting forth the deep and wide-spread depression and decay of the agricultural interests of the American people, the enormous and appalling amount of mortgaged indebtedness on agricultural lands, the total failure of home markets to furnish remunerative prices for farm products, the palpable scarcity and insufficiency of money in circulation in the hands of the people with which to transact the business of the country and th at effect the exchanges of property and labor at fair rates, are circumstances of most overwhelmii g importance to the safety and well being of the government ; therefore, be it resolved, that it is the highest duty of con gress in the present crisis ti lay aside all discussion and consideration of mere party lsouts, and give prompt and immediate attention to the preparation and adoption of such measures as are required for tho relief of farmers and other overtaxed and under paid laborers of the United States He asked that the resolution be printed and laid on the table, and gave notice that at the close of the morning’s business Wednesday he would ask permission to submit some remarks to the senate in relation to it. Mr Call aek jd that his resolution in relet! rn to the nomination of Swayne and Striping as judge and district attorney for the northern district of Florida, be laid before the senate. The presiding officer ruled that any motion for the consideration, in open session, of executive session business, should be made in the executive session. He therefore declined voting the resolution Mr. Call said he had submitted a resolution on the same subject which he asked to have read. The presiding r. Ulcer said he had examined tho resolution and he thought it open to the same objections. He did not regard the resolution as in order with the open orders After a brief debate the senate went into executive session, although Call appealed from the decision of The chair. When the doors were reopened the house bdl to extend the act granting the right-of way to the Kansas City and Pa rifle railroad through the Indian Territory was passed with a few verbal amendments. The educational bill was then taken up and Daniel addressed the senate in advocacy of it. Mr. Morgan opposed the bill. The urgent dt fluency bill was then taken up and the following amentments among others, agreed to: Appropriating $35 OOO additional for expenses of the international marine conference; appropriating (50 OOO for boats, stores, etc., for new cruisers; the insertion of several paragraphs for the payment of district judges, district attorneys and marshals for the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington; appropriating $200 OOO for public printing. The bill is to be taken up to-morrow. The house amendment to the senate bill for a public building at Cedar Rapids. Iowa, reducing the amount from $200 OOO to $100,000 was concurred in. Adj Durned._ NEWS. men explained that this list was a copy of tne original list, which was properly headed and had been seen by the chairman and subcommittee. This failed to satisfy the New York representatives. Mr. Springer remarked in a facetious manner that he and Hitt would assume the ten million obligation and reminded Flower and Bolden mat they had tried to bluff the home by the same remark when the bill was under discussion. WINDOM*8 SILVER BILL. Eleven members of the house committee on coinage, weights and measures were present tc-day when the Windom silver bill was under discussion. The amendment offered by Bartime passed upon by the committee informally last Monday providing for free coinage when the price of silver reaches one dollar for 371 85 grains of pure silver was voted upon and adopted. Williams offered an amendment which wan adopted, striking out that section of the bill authorizing the secretary of the treasury to suspend temporarily the receipt of bullion at any time when he is satisfied that through speculative manipulation of the market the price of silver is arbi trary, nominal or fictitious. A motion offered by Bartine, providing hit notes* issued for silver bullion deposited st a1 be redeemed upon demand in lawful money, was lost and a motion to reconsider made, which was pending when the hour of adjournment arrived. The bill goes over until next Monday. THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE LAW. Mr. Baker, of New York, chairman of the house committee on commerce, today introduced a bill amending the inter-si ate commerce law. It is understood to have the approval of the interstate commerce commission, and a number of its amendments were recommended in the commission's report. Among other amendments is one of most general interest, particularly to the railroad men, which prohibits the payment directly or indirectly of any compensation whatever by one railroad to another for the sale of tickets, or influencing business men in its favor. Penalties are provided for the violation of this provision. It is also provided that all regularly appointed ticket agents shall be supplied with certificates of appointment and shall keep the same exposed to public view in their offices. It shall be unlawful for any persons not holding a certificate to sell, barter or transfer for any consideration any ticket cf any common carrier. A fine of $300,000 is imposed for violating this provision. Common carriers shall, at the request of purchaser, redeem unused tickets at cost price, or a portion thereof at a proportionate rate. It shall be unlawful for any common carrier to pay any sum or valuable consideration to secure the forwarding of emigrants by any other route, but carriers will be permitted to have arrangements among themselves for routing emigrants who do not choose their own routes sub ject to the approval of the interstate commerce commission. The act is also extended to roads running partly in this country and partly in Canada AN INTERESTING CASE DECIDED The supreme court to-day rendered a decision in an interesting case, growing out of the acts of the fifteenth session of the Idaho legislature. The appellants alleged they declared the council and house of representatives adjourned at miduight after a session of sixty days, this being the limit of a legislative session under the congressional laws. They assert that some of the members of each house remained behind, elected new presiding officers and passed a number of acts. They sued to have these acts declared null and void and the proceedings expunged from the records. The Idaho supreme court denied the applications and this court affirms the judgment. The court says, in part, the safety of our institu tions depends in a considerable measure upon the legislative, executive and judicial departments being kept separate and upon none of them infringing on the others. It is not one of the functions of the court to inquire into the record of a legislative body and to determine whether that body assuming to be legislative is legal or not. The suit presenting this ques lion might, perhaps, arise in some case growing out of an act passed by tbe leg islature, but the court does not pass in the present case upon how far it would be justified in such suit in inquiring in to the validity of the legislature, as the case at is»ue does not revuire it to do so. CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS. Mr. Kelly, of Kansas, introduced a bill in the house to-day to provide for the election of members of the house. It declares that no state law or constitution shall deprive a citizen once duly author ized to vote for a member of the legislature of his light to vote except upon conviction of felony. Congress is to fix the congressional election districts i each state immediately upon the publication of the census returns aud the determination of the basis of representation. I he districts are to be made up of contiguous territory and as nearly equpi in population as possible, and in case congress fails to arrange districts ninety days before the election the representatives are to be elected from the state at large. Elections are to be held on the Australian system. INGALL*8 PENSION BILL. Ingalls to day introduced a bill providing that soldiers who have lost both eyes or one arm or one leg, may get married, at any time he may so desire, to some one to take care of him, and at his death the soldier’s widow shall receive $12 per month as long as she remains single. If the soldier’s wife refuses to live with and care for him, he may, after her absence for six months, procure a divorce from any county court upon the payment of $5. THE OHIO BALLOT BOX FORGERY CASB. At the session of the special house committee appointed to investigate the Ohio ballot box forgery to day, Representative Grosvenor was the principal witness. He testified that the *‘Trust me, Charlie,” telegram which had been referred to in this investigation was an answer from Representative Butter worth A Iii! FIREMEN BURIED UNDER FALLING VALU. Ten Taken Oat Dead aid a Number of Others Badly Injured-The Lower Mississippi Floods — Various . Fatalities and Accidents. at to witness’ appeal to help him at the I Marietta meeting, and had nothing to do obnibsl washington JP roar aaa of tho Ha ae* CowbIUm ow tao World** Fair BUL Washington March 17.—There was another lively meeting of the world’s fair committee to day. Messis Frank, of Missouri, and Bowen, of Virginia, wore absent from tbe city and Wilson was engaged in the ballot box investigation As a consequence, Chicago temporarily lr8t two of the members favorable to her and the committee was tied hp so ts to be unable to achieve any positive progress. When section 8. which leaves blank the date for holding the fair was reached, Chairman Chandler proposed to fill in the blanks so ss to provide for the dedication and celebration October 18, 1888, and for holding the fair in 1898. When the question was put on Chandler’s motion, the members of the committee refused to vote and it was lost Thereupon the dates were filled in so as to require the fair to be opened April IO, 1888, and dosed in October of the same year. The entire bill was then read over and agreed upon, with the exception of section 5, which will be acted upon at •Bother meeting to be held to-morrow. Mr. Balden called up his motion relative to the ten million dollar fund and there was an animated discussion.. The the* Slew Yorkers objected on the ground that the names were unattached to tim heeding awd therefore it was with this case. Apparently, the taking of testimony dosed with this statement, and the committee went into secret aes Bion to determine further proceedings. GONE TO THM RESCUE The United States tugs Fortune and Triton have gone to the assistance of the s eamer Despatch, reported aground off Cedar Point, sixty miles down the Potomac river, with Secretary Tracy and friends on board. TEX LYONS BRIDGE The president has approved the act for the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi at Lyons, Iowa A SERVICE PENSION BILL Representative Morrill, of Kansas, today introduced a bill providing for a service pension of (8 per month to cor tain soldiers, of tbe late war and their widows. Its enactment into a law will pltce four hundred thousand additional pensioners on the rolls at once and about fifty-two thousand each year thereafter. APPOINTMENTS. The president to-day sent to the senate tbe following nominations: Samuel B Zeigler, of Iowa, consul to Aix La Chappell; Frank Burnett of Missouri, bu perviting inspector of steam vessels for the fourth district, Bt Louis. OOHFIBMATIOHS. Franklin Sweet, register of the land effioe at Grand Island, nebraska; James a Cockling, postmaster at Springfied, Illinois. body found ut the potomac river. The badly decomposed body of a man found yesterday in the Potomac river. It wee identified es Aal of Ben junta A. Jones, the defaulting pay clerk of Major Goodloe, of the marine corps, (hHy? I who    d*m *d—tag * Indianapolis, March 17.—What first seemed to be an insignificant fire in the Bower-Merrill book store building on Washington street, this afternoon, resulted in a catastrophe in which at least ten men were killed and a dc zen wounded, some of whom will die. The fire started shortly before three o’clock near a furnace in the sub basement and was a stubborn one. About 5 30 there was a terrible crash and the entire building except the front wall fell inward At the time a number of firemen variously estimated from eight to twenty, were on the roof of the building and were buried ta the debris, which was piled forty feet high. Immediately the work of rescu tag the living and extricating the dead was begun by at least five hundred volunteers, in addition to the uninjured firemen and the police force. Up to ten to-night the following had been taken out dead: the dead and wounded. George Faukner, Ulysis Glazer, A. L Hoffman, E. Stormer, Richard Lowrie, Chas. Jenkins, George Glenn. Andrew Cherry, Thos. A. Black, John Burkhart. The wounded taken out are, Anthony Voliz, Lew Rafert. Thomas Barrett, A. C. Mercer, Webb Robinson, Wm. Par tee Henry Woodmff. Ebentzer Leech, Wm. Leong, Wm. Heinsley. Some of these it is thought, cannot live. The Bowen-Merrill company carried a stock valued at (125 OOO on which there was an insurance of $70,000. The building was valued at $30 OOO. H. P. Was son, dealer in dry goods, suffered a loss of $10,000 Several smaller stocks were badly damaged. the work of rescue, The workmen digging in the mass of brisk, iron and mortar, are trying to extricate a man whose face, bloody and bruised, appears just above the debris He is supposed to be Daniel Jones, a pipem&n His feet are caught by a huge iron girder, and he is being liberally plied with stimulants to keep him alive. Underneath him is another man, supposed to be dead. The scenes at the fire headquarters have been only excelled in pathetic interest by those at the homes of the dead firemen. Old men, fathers of the young men who lost their lives, wives, mothers and children of the dead and living crowded into the room seeking information of their loved ones, and getting none have rushed to the scene of the fire and by their frantic appeals made doubly ardueous the work of those endeavoring to get at the men imprisoned beneath the ruins. The first ambulance to leave the scene of the fire carried the remains of the first four men taken from beneath the fallen floors They were followed by an impromptu procession of carriages wagons and pedestrians and proceeded first to undertaking establishments and then to the homes of the deceased, where in two instances their coming gave the first intimation of the sorrow that had fallen on the home. THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT is as yet not quite apparent. During the two hours and one-b&lf the fire was burning there had been scarcely a flame visible to the spectators in the streets and alleys, though the volume of smoke was so dense as to utterly obstruct the vision. About five o’clock an entrance to the building was made by the firemen, who previously had been held back by the smoke Suddenly came the crash and the whole building, except the Washington street front, fell in. There were firemen on each of the three floors anc the roof and they were, of course, car ried down in the collapse. It would seem that the building was insufficiently tied to those on either side of it and the flames ate a hole in the center, letting tbe whole cave in. It is feared that there may be other bodies in the debris. At midnight the rescuers have partial Iv released the man supposed to be Bd ward Jones. It will take an hour or two more of hard work to get him out. Ha is alive, but delirious. THE NEWS BOYS’ FATE. It is reported three little news-boys were seen standing near the rear wa] just before the collapse watching the firemen. If this is so, there is little hope for their lives One of the firemen, who man agee to make escape unhurt from the cellar says he thinks there are two or three more men down there yet completely covered by a mass of burnt timbers Several of the injured firemen who are able to talk were seen by a re porter to-night, but could add no in for mation to what is given above. All they knew was that ss they w*re working without a preliminary crack, the collapse came and they were precipitated into the pit below. All but two or three of the dead and injured firemen had homes anc families, and scenes in those places to night were heartrending. PERISHED IN THE FLAMES. Austin. Minn , March 17 —The rest donee cf F. Augustus Carli and wife, early settlers in tills county, burned (saturday night and the old folks perished Nothing is known about the origin of the fire. _ A Villas:* In Flam**. Butler, Pa., March 17.—Couriers from Harrisville, about thirty miles west of here, report the town burning. Owing to the scarcity of fire apparatus the fire is spreading in all directions, and there is little hope of saving the town Harrisville is a town of several hundred inhabitants. boomers alighted from heavily laden! trains which brought them from the promised land. Reports from Baldwel I and Hunniwell state that there has been ttle excitement beyond the advent of a I : aw settlers who had not heard of the president’s proclamation. A member of <3 an era! Merritt’s staff, who arrived here < I'rom Leaven worih yesterday, said bel was convinced that the large number of roomers now located upon the strip | would vacate voluntarily when they earned the conditions. Ira Burnett, a large cattle owner near I acre, has returned from an extended trip! over his ranch and reports that no cattle have been killed by fire or boomers. He I estimates the number of seres burned over to be one hundred thousand, but | thinks enough remains to feed cattle until new grass sprouts. Burnet also reported that large numbers of colonists were leaving the strip and he was of the pinion that but few would be left for I •he military to displace. rn* Object to th* Prvvlhloea of th* Prohibition BUI; Aberdeen, March 17.—The South Dakota druggists don’t like the provisions cf the prohibition bill, especially those requiring petitions signed by twenty women necessary to secure permits, the thousand dollar bond c1 aute, and the'general features of the measure. All I the Aberdeen druggists signed an agreement this morning to keep no liquors after May I, and dispatches from all other I towns indicate that the advice of Pres!-1 dent Stearns, of the Pharmaceutical as-1 sociation to sign similar agreements will I be generally followed. QUICELY Saw THIS POLS f. RI TOJARTH. NE PEBPETBATOBS OF I FOOL SUEDE! ARRESTED. | potations like railroads to be heard, and it is expected the meeting will be an im-j portent one. The mines and mining committees of ! both houses hold open meetings the same I afternoon to learn all they can from both | sides on the mining question. TH* 8 CA.TE L.K&13I, VTUBK Henry Leggett and His Wife Twelve - Year • Old Daughter in Shackles at Bedford, Iowa-Other Arrests Expected. and is SOUTH DAKOTA. DRUGGISTS. governor Nichols Promptly Rotor ne a ' hid for $100,000 to th*Lo«ta-Iona Stat* Lottery company. New Orleans.. March 17.—The fellowing correspondence was made public yesterday: New Orleans, March 15 —To His Ek-cellency, Francis Nichols, Governor of the State of Louisiana:—At a meeting of the board of directors of the Louisiana ottery to day it was resolved that the ore&ident of the company be directed to forward to you the sum of $100,000, to ba used in your discretion^ protect the people of Louisiana against the inunda dation now apparently so imminent, in consequence of the threatening condi tion of the river. Participating, as they do, in the anxiety which your excellency must feel at this moment, the directors and members of this corporation feel confident that the money which they thus place in your hands will b<* promptly and efficiently applied to the purpose for which it is intended I therefore inclose the company’s check for $100,000. Very respectfully M A. Dauphin, President Louisiana L jttery Co. Governor N chols replied as follows: “I have received your communication of this date inclosing the check of the Louisiana Lottery company for $100 OOO for levee purposes On the eve of a Bes Bion of the legislature, during which the renewal or extension of your charter will be acted upon, a question vitally effect ling the interests of this state, I have no right to place the people under obligations to your company in however small a degree by my acceptance of a gratuity from it. I herewith return you the check. Very respectfully, Francis Nichols, Governor.” The prompt action of Governor Nichols in returning the company's check is approved by all except those who would have shared the money. It is pointed out that this remarkable spasm of solid tude for flood sufferers is the first manifestation of the kind. There have been periodical floods, but the company has heretofore confined itself to the coffee tion of bottom dollars from its deluded victims. The action of the company is regarded as a direct attempt to create a popular sentiment in favor of the renewal of its charter_ MAY BND IN A STRIKE. Trainman on th* Chicano and Hatter* illinois Dlnauiflid With I hair Fay. Danville. 111., March 17 —The Brotherhood of Firemen, the Brotherhood of Trainmen on the Chicago and E Astern Illinois railroad, and a joint committee of both lodges, held meetings in this city (Sunday. A grievance committee was appointed to meet the road officials. The men between Chicago and Terre Haute desire the same wages for the same work received by the men on the Evansville and Terre Haute division A strike was not ordered. Special to The Hawx-By*. Bedford, la., March 17.—Our city wrought up to the highest pitch of excitement this evening by the arrest f*r murder of Henry Leggett, familiarly known as ‘French Hank,” md his wife sud a daughter, aged twelve years, for complicity in the crime. The murder for which the arrests were made was committed in Page county, near Sham-haugh, ta 1886. The victim was the father of Leggett’s wife who lived with his daughter. He was known as “Dutch Charley” and was highly esteemed by all his neighbors. The crime was committed for the old man’s effects which bdnsilted of a gold watch $65 in money and a span of mules. The body was discovered about a week after the murder by a fisherman. The body had been firmly tied to a stake and the stake driven into the ground at the bottom of the Nodaway river. As soon as the Leggett family were put under arrest here the officer in charge telegraphed to the sheriff of Page county, who immediately arrested one, Hugh Taylor, for complicity in the crime. The detective who made the arrest has been working on the case for over a year. By working around the country for farmers he gathered up the evidence link by link until the chain was complete, and he now confronts the murderers with a mass of evidence that is in comestible. It is expected that Lig-gett’s twelve-year-old daughter, who is now under arrest, will make a full confession of the crime. When the arrest was made a sale was in progress at Liggett’a place, as he was anticipating removing to Nebraska soon. When the warrant was read Liggett’a old-time friends forsook him and he almost sank to the ground. He was properly shackled and the officer started for Clarinda with him, at which place he will be tried It is the prevailing opinion here that the end is not yet. More arrests will follow. A Barton* Fie lit. Special to Tam H * wk-Eye. Des Moines, March 17.—At the water works shortly after noon to day a some what serious fight occurred between Jack Cross, foreman of the street depart ment, and Charles Preabe. another employe of the company. Cross received a bad wound on the top of his head which rendered him senseless. The city physician pronounces the injury a dan gerous one. Preabe has a cut on the left side of his head. He was, with his brother August, arrested and placed in the city jail. The weapons used were a hammer and wrench. Preabe claims that Cross attacked him with a knife. MARRIED A GHOST. Snit Queer Predicament In 'WMCR A Lam* Woman Finds Herself. Salt Lake. U tab, March 17.—A wo man named Clark, living here, conceived the idea of being united for eternity to the ghost of the late Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet. She did so and took the name of Mrs. Joseph Smith, and deeded all of her property Mrs. Joe Smith. The boom struck the town and she is in a bad box, as she cannot sell her real estate without having her husband’s signature, and she is not a widow in the eyes of the law, as her husband has not died since marriage. She will apply to the heavenly court above for a divorce from her ghost of a husband- HOW DO THE PAPAS FEEL f Think of th* Differ*n*«* Im Nightly From*»fld**! Their TWM YMI* Stud*Mt* Dr*WM«d. New Haven, Conn., March 17.—Sd win Rowe, jr., of this city, and Jarvis Kennan of Arkansas, both Yale students were drowned yesterday while attempting to make Milford ta a row boat Th* Flood Mt Cair*. Cabio, IIL, March 17. The river has risen but little ta the past twenty four hours here and is still faffing at Padu cab. The Mississippi is still rising slow ly and holds the Ohio up. It is thought now that the river will rise bm little more and no anxiety is felt sa to safety from any rise that may coma at this point. _ “MUSTED, BY THUNDER!” TEM CKW th* B*tr*MtlMg Ch*roh** Strip B**m*r*. Guthrie, L T., March 17 —Inquiry at military headquarters here elicits the information that when the military arrives here it will he dispatched in a body to the Cherokee line end there cat up into detachments end deployed ta a line that will probably cover twenty miles. Very tittie, of cooree, can he learned of the commandant, but enough baa be gleaned to warrant the statiment that this skirmish line will cross through the miles wide, es rapidly a by (ask movements to right end left will return to Okie horns. By this means the entire strip will probably be cleared in lees than two weeks. voluntarily vacating. Anwaiwas Cm, Kan, March 17 Aff day yesterday disappointed and deluded DuBrQUfl, Is., March 17 —Sixteen and three-fou’-tha pounds This was what the child of Mrs. Enos weighed when it wag born Thursday. Physicians say that medical records do no mention a cate where the weight of a child at birth was *• ve this. Mrs Enos mar ied her first hus-CttUi when fifteen yours old, and bad ten chi dren during the fifteen years of his life. She was married to her second husband year ago. Both mother and her bouncing baby are reported as getting along very finely. atrip, over sixty mt | possible, and then Minneapolis, March 17. — Twenty ounces was the weight of a girl baby tost was born here Thursday. Over the little one’s head can be placed an ordinary goblet, and thirteen inches!" the distance from the baby’s crown to the soles of its feet. This mite of humanity is doing well, and physicians say it will live. The parents are persons of middle age, and both are above the average height. The clothes that were prepared for its advent have been laid to one side. Ixplodsd In MI* Hand*. Dubuque, Iowa, March 17 —A shock tag accident occurred Friday in John Talty’s quarry on Southern avenue. Three or four blasts were fired during the morning and after the lapse of half an hour preparations were made for a fourth. Frank Saery, a young man from Wisconsin, emploped in tl.e quarry, filled a hole with powder and was about >0 lay the keg on a bench of rock when it exploded in his hands, blowing him down the hillside fifteen feet His hair and mustache were taken off, his arms burnt from the hands to the elbows and h s face and neck frightfully burned. Tne attending physicians say that his in janes are probably fatal. A Novel I fl-ae*. Dubuque, lo., March 17.—A novel case of violation of the United States maritime law came up before the United States commissioner Saturday. John McGinnis, a fisherman, was charged by MajorMcKitzie, Chief of the United States Mississippi River Engineers, with cutting a hole 4 feet deep and 15 feet long in the government dam at Sabula, by which the water was diverted from the channel into the sloughs McGinnis did thus establish communication for his boat between the slough and the river. Se pleaded guilty and gave bond to appear at the April term of court. The penalty provided is a fine of $1000. Gambian Binit Go. Council Bluffs. la , March 17.—Saturday night the gam!ling houses of this city were closed for the first time in years The movement against the gambler began with the’ citizens ticket, which was elected by an overwhelming majority two weeks ago. Immediately after the business men of the city or ganized an anti-gamblers’ league. The gamblers decided to close and move out without further ado. It is a great victory over an element that has dominated the city for years_ Evidently rn Murder. Osage la , March 17.—While C Lindsay, O N Darling and a couple of others were walking along the bank of Cedar river, two miles west of here, they found signs of a desperate struggle in the snow, which was covered with blood Farther investigation brought to light the body of Hank Rowell, a young farmer of this place, who has evidently been murdered. Am Editor Held Up. Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 17.— Highway robbery is becoming quite frequent here, owing to the changing in the city administration. Carl Snyder, editor of the Nonpareil, was held up and robbed to night on a prominent street Other robberies are reported. The feeling ta regard to the expulsion of gamblers is better and may lead to trouble. Many Petition*    BUI*    I«tr*dw**d --Omer mit*n. Special to Th* hiwk-Btk. Des Moines. March 17.—The senate met at IO o’clock this morning and at once went to work. Petitions were presented on the subjects of prohibition, text bocks, woman suffrage, selfing tobacco to minors, etc. There were a number of bills introduced, among them being the appropriation bill for the hospital for the insane at Mt. Pheasant Shields also introduced a bill providing for the establishment of an appellate coart, which is designed to be interned iate between the district court and the supreme court. The message from the governor transmitt ic g the resignation of J 8 G.arkson as trustee of the Iowa agricultural col legs at Ames was read. A message was also presented from Auditor Lyons in reference to the payment of the expenses of the university investigating com mittee. The auditor said that he had not paid those expenses because there was no appropriation biff passed for that purpose. A joint resolution appointed the committee and prescribed the amount to be paid but a resolution could not appropriate money and so he had refused to issue the warrants. In order to get the calendar cleared the biffs recommended for indefinite postponement were taken up. There was no conflict on any of them tiff Eagle’s biff prohibiting furbishing tobacco to minors and instead of indefinitely postponing that it was referred to the com mittee on tbe suppression of intemperance, and it thus has another chance for life. On Senator Barnett’s bill to regulate rates of interest in the state there was considerable discussion. The bill was recommended for indefinite postponement, but instead of being indefinitely postponed at once, it was taken up and read a third time. The bill reduced the rate of interest on negotiable notes from ten to eight per cent. Those who opposed the ie ensure thought it would not be at all beneficial to the borrowing classes; hence could not vote for in. On final passage the vote was 31 to ll; so it passed. Senator Miffs introduced a biff of special benefit to Marshalltown and desired it to be considered and passed at once, but was prevented from having his desire gratified bv adj ournment. Lieutenant G v ar nor Poyneer is becoming quite particular about having things come in proper order. When a senator asks unanimous consent to vary the order he is politely requested to de fer until the order desired is reached and then he gains recognition This is as it should be, for it obviates all diffi culty in keeping the journal straight and helps all concerned. THE HOUSE. The house began work at 10:30, and after the petitions were disposed of com mittee reports were taken up. Among those reported as favorably by the j udi clary committee was the one in relation to appointment of guardians of persons addicted to the excessive use of intoxi caling liquors. Tne bill is known aa house iii* 78, and it in addition to providing for the appointment of a guardian pre* cubes the manner of tarminatiog such guardianship. The judiciary com mittee reported on a large number of bdls, and recommended the great ma j tri’y of tyem for indefinite postpone ment. When it came to introduction of biffs there were not many presented. A new candidate for a normal school wa* brought out by the introduction of & bill to locate such an institution at Mt. Ayr Mr Smith, of Boone, presented a bill to define the duties of the railr ad commissioners in reference to the traospor tation of Iowa products. Wilson’s resolution for two sessions i day aroused considerable talk. H wanted them to begin to-morrow, but in this he found great opposition. Luke amended to make it begin on Thursday, and Beem desired the time to be fixed as next Tuesday. The reasons assigned for this was that the committees were holding afternoon and evening sessions and it would interfere seriously with their work for any such movement to be taken now. Mr. Beem’s amendment prevailed, and after next Tuesday there will be a rush in legislative work. Mr. Lewis called up his resolution ta-strucring the ways and means committee to present a report as to the amount of income the state would derive from a two miff tax levy. This report will very likely be made about the same time the senate ways and means committee reports on the resolution referred to it last week. The settlement which can be leached upon the presentation of such reports will aid materially in closing the session. The resolution was amended and adopted, so the committee has definite instructions now After this the house adjorurned till 9 to-morrow. It is quite noticeable that the talk is all in favor of adj mrnmeni by April IO. The question is a special order for 10:30 to morrow morning in the senate, and will be settled then so far as that body is concerned. If it is passed by the house there is not much danger of the house not concurring There are members now who would like to be at home and would be there if duty did not hold them here All they are waiting for is the settlement of the appropriation biffs. It is rather fortunate that the temper ance question has been so nicely ar ranged. It will be discussed fully Wednesday morning and that will about settle it No license bill can pass either house, and as no prohibition bill has been introduced, all the discussion neces Bary will be poured forth in the talk Wednesday morning. The Australian ballot bills have all been consolidated into one, and the passage of that meas ure will be a very simple affair. Neither party can claim any credit if anything is done, for the bill passed will be a com mittee biff. WANT MORE WAGES. TDE BREW EHBLBH UDO! SFIEIDIM. STUKE Mills Compelled Ie Clare Down Tori Lack of Workmen and Coal - Conference of Mine Owners—The Strikers’ Demands Denied* London. March 17. — Ten thou sand miners in North Wales have jined the strike. Twenty thousand side engineers have joined the strike Several mills in Lancashire have been compelled to stop on account of the scarcity of coal arising from the miners’ strike and others are running on short time for the same reason. Most of the the miners who went on a strike ta Nottingham have returned to work an advance of five per cent ta their wages having been conceded them. A confer ence of mine owners was held to-day to consider the situation arriaing from the strike. The conference refused to grant the men’s demands for an advance now and a stiff further advance on July 1st A committee was appointed to meet a committee of miners Thursday and en deavor to secure a joint action looking to the arrangement of a method for the regulation of work and avoidance of strikes in the future. coal carters join. Liverpool, March 17 —The coal car; ers here have joined the strike RIOTOUS DEMONSTRATION Liverpool, March 17 —The striking dockmen engaged in riotous demonstra tions to day. Thirty thousand marched through the streets and the route of the procession was a scene of constant dis order. The magistracy has invoked the aid of the military. ANOBID FO BTU GUE!* Am Em allik Com IMI FII** th* Britten File Im im amra Dlitrtot Mozambique March 17 —Ilia reported that Bairn an an, acting British consul, hoisted and saluted the British Hag in the Shire district. great excitement. Lisbon, March 17 —The action of the EQglish ag*nt, Buchanan, in hoisting the British flag ta the Shire district today has caused great excitement here The government has made a formal protest to Salisbury The feeling runs so high it is feared an attack may be made upon the British legation and a guard of troops has been placed there to prevent any hostile demonstration. HAS BISMaBcX iaJUIiGNBDf A Wild Bi or to tnit strict Caroms Im Bor UM. Berlin, March 17. — The report is wildly current this evening that Bis marck has tendered his resignation to the emperor._ objections were overruled and the tale to W. T. B1*ck, for $38,100, conli axed. Mr Wheeler gave notice of an appeal to the supreme cjurt. Mr. Black is president nf a corporation termed the Iowa and Nebraska Railway company. The road wilt be widened to a standard gauge sod extended to Ottumwa. By a great many it is thought that the Rock Island railway is at the back of the gentleman purchasing the road THE PACIFIC RAILROAD Washington, March 17 President Adams, of the Union Pacific, appeared before the house committee on Pacific railroads this morn pig, and submitted to the committee printed reports of arguments previously^ made by him. He titan discussed the Fry* bill, which he saki placed the Union Pacific road and the Central Pacific road on very different relations to the government Aa a matter of principle the Union Pacific could make no objection to that course being pursued. The Central Pacific never had and never would have the local trade which the Union Pacific possessed. The question was whether the burden should bs proportionate to the strength of the two companies. He did not object to the general provisions of the Frye biff, nor int at that the Union Pacific should be placed on tqual terms with the Central Pacific. Neither was he to say that the terms imposed on the Central Pac fie were too lenient On the contrary, he was obliged to say that the provisions of the bill imposed aa heavy a load a« the Central Pacific could bear. He did not think the Union Pacific would be willing to Uke tne property of the Central Pacific with a heavier load than the Frye hill imposed upon it. The Frye bill yr** a good and fair bill in many respects, but there were a few material points in which he would like to see it modified Mr. Adam* thought the burden which the Frye biff imposed upon the Union Pacific too heavy. Railroads are operated not for fun or patriotism, but to make money. It was not to the interest nr the goverment or the people that the U non Pacific should cease from being a dividend-pay mg stock and become a Wall street stock It was not to the interest of the government or the Union Pacific that the company should be launched on a voyage of fifty yean, weighted down so those who navies ad it must spend half the time clinging to the rigging. He felt compelled to say that his judgment of the senate bill ta the present form was not for the advantage of the government, the Union Pacific or the people. Its framers had fallen into the error of imposing upon a willing debtor terms more onerous than the debtor could bear. He (Adams) said the Frye biff was in the interest of the Staten through which the Urion Pacific passed, although the people of those states did not see it They hsd the erroneous idee that anything which helped the railroad injured them. The company, in its de* sire to get its liberty, wts forced to the very limit of safety, and at times he had doubted that it was worth the company’s while to accept the provisions of the bill.    ______ ANSWERED DEATH’S CAU* GENERAL. FOREIGN NEWS. lh* French CtMn*t-U*nnY liiptry Head! th* Hmm carton Diet. Paris, March 17 —The new cabinet, ss announbed yesterday, has been modi fled. M. Ribot is to be minister of for feign affairs in place of M Constans, who takes the portfolio of the interior. M Ftiiieres becomes minister of justice in stead of public instruction, and M Bourgeois becomes minister of education in-swad of the interior. M. Etienne is assigned to the ministry of the colonies The other members remain aa before announced. Buda Pksth, March 17.—The new Hungarian ministry is officially an mourned, wi h Count Szapary as premier in place of M. Tisza. The premier also assumes tbe portfolio of the Interior. M. Bethien becomes minister of agriculture, the office formerly held by Count Bz* pary. With these exceptions the person *51 of the old cabinet is unchanged. D ORLEANS DIDN’T WANT A PARDON. Paris, March 16.—The due d’(Meant bas issued a statement that he opposed the petition to President Carnot for hit release. AFFAIRS IN SAMOA. San Francisco, Cal., March 16.—Ad vices from Apia, Samoa, report every thing quiet on the islands. King Mali* toa has not yet formed a permanent gov eminent, preferring to wait until the ar rival of the new chief justice provided for ta the Berlin treaty. A proclamation issued some time ago, asking all Samoans to disperse to their homes and make friends with one another, has been generally complied with. Some complaints have been made that the wrecks of the United States men of war Trenton and Vandalia divert the tidal current in the harbor from its natural course and drive it at certain periods with great force against the shore_ RAILROAD MAT IBBS. EMiplMg Prt*MM*n Kill**. Monte Vista, Colo., March I?--Thursday night, John McCann, Ch&s. lards and Thomas Gallagher, who were confined in the county jail, overpowered the sheriff and escaped. The fugitives started up the Rio Grande river where they were discovered ta camp byt“e sheriff after a considerable time. They A Fir* Im m teknL Muscatine, la , March 17.—The High I school building took fire ta the roof this I morning. The teachers were notified by the janitor and every room marched outI quietly before the children knew of the: fire in the building. The loss is very ] alight, only the roof being damaged. Ktem«4 Ar rn Hor**. Special to Tbs Hawk-Byb. Davenport, March 17.—This morning Mores Debarr, a colored man, was lead CRUSHED TO A JELLY. A Fatal A*el«*Mt at a Railroad CMM- were called upon to surrender but instead I ^    frisky horse to water when •____  .v.    nmrtv    IPT    .    .    ...    ,    , of doing so fired upon the sheriff sporty The sheriff returned the fire killing all three of them. it wheeled and kicked him on the head, inflicting injuries from which he is expected to die. His lower jaw was broken M*xl« Hmm TU*' Ban Antonio, Tex, March 17 —Jo rome Shields and C. L. Broome, of Bna-gor county, left bree Friday night with warrants for the arrest of » Mexican hoise thief named Balonea, who was living with his brother about twenty miles west of here- On reaching their house a fight yarned which resulted in both Mexicans bring killed and Broome and Shields receiving wounds. Sula ny OK-1 and the bare of the brain was injured. Whether on pleasure bent or bmdn®8*, should take on every trip s bottle \ Syrup of Figs. as it sots most ptaaaantly and effectually on the kidneys, liver rad bowels, preventing fevers, headaches sad other forms of sickness “J* ta SOC and (I bottles bf ell leading! druggists. ___ All headaches succumbsi to" Hoffman^! Harmless Headache Powders^ 85 saute j pre box. Agency at Henry's drug store. A *88,000 Fir*. Mason City, la., March 17.—Garner was visited by a destructive fire last I night Finch Bros * hardware store and entire stock was consumed; lore $15,-000, insurance (8,000 Lathrop’* drug •tore burned; lore (5 OOO, no insurance. I John Wlekman’s law office was de* | strayed with contents; lore (8,000, no in* ■urines. __ AN OPEN MEETING. Th* ■ im*ti LMhrer C*Minetto— Win Lire— to AigMMi—re Wa—re any- (•remit* Ta Hawk-Iyb. Dm More1—,    17.—At the meet ing of the senate labor committee this afternoon it was decided to hold an open session Wednesday at three ta the noon to hear arguments on Bagie a bill, providing for the weekly payment of ce. The daisy has bren secured in to allow the oasis of the large ore* Special to THS Hawk-Stn    _ Bagle Grove, lo., March 17.—Mrs Bromley and her nine-; ear-old son were crossing the tracks at the Northwestern railway depot, when the team (a pair of colts) became unmanageable, throwing cut the occupants. Mrs. Bromley was | literally smashed in a heap, her skull and face being fear folly mangled, her lr ba broken and otherwise injured. She breathed her last in a few hours, never regaining consciousness Her son was seriously, but it is believed not fatally injured. Mrs. Bromley was highly respected woman, who has lived here for the last six years. She leaves a husband and family of four children, the eldest betag, the son with her ta the ac* cutest IOWA IM BRIMM. A Paper Sold.—The Dee Moines Daily Evening Capitol has been sold by D H Bosker to ex State Senator Lafe Young, j of Atlantic, who has just sold his Atlantic papers. Want a State Normal—A large number of the leading citizens of Al gone, are ta Des Moines to present the claims of the Algona normal school to the state legislature. The prospect is j favorable for the establishment of a state I normal at this place. tim debility, poor memory MB Nervous I by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. I J. V. Witte’s drug store. pimples, Samples 1 free al Miflifw MikiB*y Deal** that th* a C. St N. tea ©■•nil* R*ae. Sioux City, March 17 —The statement has been made in Chicago and eastern papers that the present rate difficult* could not be settled by the purchase cf the Chicago, Earlington and Northern by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, because the Great Northern (Hill’s rose) had recently gained an outlet to Sioux City via the Sioux City and Northern, and that it was his avowed intention to fight Northwestern-Uoion Pacific interests on traffic from the lakes to the west. In speaking of this traffic Manager Mahoney, of the Sioux City and Northern, 8aid that such paragraphs were purely guesses and that there was no founds tion in fact for them. The Sioux City and Northern was a new road and pie seemed to imagine that it was S | bear which was bound to cut all rates and obtain business ta any way possible. As a matter of fad every tariff made by this road had been tallied with the existing tariff* before it was printed. It was not proposed to fight any road; the road was built ta this territory, and it was pro posed to obtain whit business could be obtained, but all business would be ob tamed in a perfectly legitimate manner and with no cutting of rates; the Greet Northern did not purpore cutting rates, and ta all his dealings with the officers of it Mr. Mahoney said he had found a strict compliance with law insisted upon. STOPPED BY TNE SHERIFF. Sioux City, Iowa, March 17.—Track laying on the Pacific Shore line from this city has been tied up by an attachment sued out by the Union Loan and Trust company aa agent for tbe Manhattan Trust company of New York, which holds a mortgage on the five thousand steel rails now stacked up bree. About five hundred tons had been released and laid, but new complications arose and the attachment was pot on the track thus oomph ted. OPERATED AT A LOM. Dubuque, In, Merck 17.—The annual meeting of the Dubuque and Sioux City railroad company was held this morn tag. The statement of the nets ta Iowa showed that operated at a lore of (870 OOO, attributed to the rate commissioners’ low rates. , THEFT MADISON SALB OONFIMED. Knokux, Iowa March 17.—The matter of the confirmation of the master’s sale of the Fort Madison and Northwestern railway, reade February 85. came up ta the federal court, to-day. B G. Wheeler entered objections, claiming that the master would not accept hit bid, which wre the highest cree Made. The J*nnth*n Yi va a Seama* aa, F*iafi*r of th* I bungo later Preen. Chicago March 17 — Jonathan Young Scammon, founder of the Inter Ocean, •iud for many years prominently identified with the growth and prosperity of Chicago, died a; his home in Hyde Park ibis morning, aged 78 Mr Scammon had lived in Chicago since 1835 He was one cf the hardest aid most successful workers for the city*a prosperity and was prominently identified with many enterprises of a religious, charitable, educational and progressive nature. As a lawyer, financier and politician he was always a leading charae’re and there are few men whose demise will be mourned by a larger cir de of earnest friends Notwithstanding his death ires directly due to acute disease, he had lived to a ripe ard honored old age, and until the asperities created by events of his active and aggressive public career had disappeared The pioneers of Chicago are becoming reduced in number, and as one by one they depart, their memories will be duly preserved. DEATH OF AN IOWA NBWBPAPBB MAN. Davenport. Ma*ch 17 —George EL B «1 ou com acted with Iowa newspapers since 1859, nod for the last twenty-two years city cd tor of the Davenport Go* zettee and Davenport Democrat, died today. Mr. Ballou was born it Look port, N. T., January Si, 18 3. H. was a son of poor mr* eats and bis means of educa'i^n    few, but such ’h»*v were they were Improved. Un Levan won as a newspaper min when sixteen ye rn of age, col g rn nill work on ti* Ning-ra Demo< rat at Lockport. Lier he worked on th*- Niifrari Falls Gazette, and tor ward on tbe Buffalo Kxp**M. In 1859 a "tees company form d at Buffalo, came to Dubuque, this state, to start* republican pa cr at tnat pace Mr Ballou cam* with them, and became idenMfl d with th* Herald ftiun the war broke out hi emitted In the Governor’s Greys, ater known as Company I of to* First Iowa Infantry, and the first company in the country t" volunteer it* services. Al followed It to the Pattie of WU on’* Creek, M stour), where he was shot through th* bodr He was placed in a hospital, •• hit comrades supd sei to d'e Toe army re-trntrd ai d left him. He lear-td of th* movenreot and got up and followed on »n th* night till he came up with the rear yuird. got a p ice lo a wagon, iat^r in an ambulance and finally reached Dib'.que. He wal shod to rough the lunvs Thou ft i he nominally recovered from the wound it always troubled bin After returning to Dubuque he again regal d in new-paper work tx comb g city cdf. ttrcf the Times of that city During iB'S and l»68 be acted a" engrossing Cork in tbe lows "enate. He ct* ms to tbe position of citytdlr t^r of the D“venp rt Gazette in IWS, retaining that til! 18'», when h ’ bedims city editor or the Democrat, roakinr tie change in order to av id night work. He remained In that capacity with tbe Democrat till March IR 1899, when h- b*oke down at bls desk, bis OM wound hiving begu i to cause him se'kmi trouble a*atn. He went to h s ho r e, took* summer trip to tbe scene o his boyh od, end th'-n cam- home to D >venport to die. H* gradually sank under toe steady progresses the disea e that wa* oppressing bim. Mi quietly passed away. He was /emarkabl* aa a rn.wa gatherer and possessed a phenomenal memory and a very wide acquaintance with tbe public men of the state and the MHM country as we J. He leaves a wife, a son Md a d - ugh ter. Toe funeral services will be held nere Tuesday 6v n*ng»t»d tbe interment will he made at Dubuque Wednesday. DI ATH OF MKS MELINDA PACKWOOD. Correspondence of rn H ws-Er*. Packwood March 17 —Died st her home near Packwood, on March ll, im, Melinda, the beloved wife of Samite! Packwood. The deceased’s maiden bum was Melinda Goes, was born in Clack cjunty, Indiana, June 30 1827 and was married to Samuel Packwood, February 15 1844, where they lived until 1801 they moved to Des Moines county near Danville, this they made their horn* until 1876, when they moved lo their present home near Packwood, Jeffereott county. Iowa where sh* was loved by all that knew her ss a friend sud neigh-bor. She leaves a. husband and four children to mourn her I .sa, and two here gone on before and will welcome urn nome. Of her children all were wlwi her daring her sickness bat OBA her daughter Mary* who ref idM ta Williams Town, Missouri, because af sickness she could not come Lafe, keg eldest boy, resides at Newport, roam* Marion, her second son, livre ta Pare£ wook. Bert, her youngest, Brea kin Batavia Iowa where he is s physician. To these sorrowing the sympathy of the entire gore out to. But while she ran * tnt. ■ c'ime to them they ran go to ta I Joined the Chtiitiaa church, toy* I yw« ego end hic Bred a ChrUtUa tee rood wa-1 §iBce^ But for several years shahraseg^ unable to attend church because health. Truly sorrow and away and joy cometh ta the when we shall mss! * those we love ta that happy hn ^ Wlt ere there is no sorrow, no ttOHMe so affliction. terssasses ;