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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 20, 1890, Burlington, Iowa -a'. ; *    ■*THE BURLINGTON HAW r< t E !Y] E Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1890. [Puck: 15 Cents not THE BEFORT OF THE SPECIAL HOOSE COM-METTEE PHE8BHTED. A Synopsis of the Proposed Bill -The Time of Holding the Fair Not Decided—The Government’s Appropriation. Washington, March 19.—Chandler presented in the house to-day the report of the special committee on the world’s fair. It is in part as follows: Under instruction given by the action Of the house the committee inserted Chicago in tho hill as the place of holding the fair in 1892 and consulted with the representatives of that city for the purpose of perfecting and improving it, making such amendments as were deemed necessary. In the second section the representation of the territories and the District of Columbia has been increased from one to two commissioners from each and provision is also made for the appointment of eight commissioners-at-large. The commission is designated “The World’s Col-lumbian Commission.’’ The third section disposes with the United States corporation which it was proposed to create by congress. It is also stipulated that committees be appointed from each state and territory and the District of Columbia, together with eight committees to be appointed at large, which the government appropriates for its own commission, acting independently of the corporation and without power to incur any obligations, is instructed by this act to accept the buildings only when they have been deemed by said commission to be ade quate to the purpose for which they are intended. In the original bill the eleventh section stated not less than 15,000 OOO should be subscribed and pledged and not less than ten percentum thereof actually paid in cash before the commission do any corporate act other than those necessary to its organization. The bill now reported is still more conservative in protecting the government’s interests, so far as its connection is concerned, and insuring the financial success of the fair beyond any reasonable contingency by providing that the commissioners shall not only be satisfied that an actual bona fide subscription to the capital stock of at least five million dollars has been made, of which not less than •500 OOO has been paid in, but also declares that a further sum of $5,000 OOO. making SIO 000,000 in all, be provided by the corporation in ample time, or as needed for the successful prosecution of the work. The committee has given careful c insideration to the statements of the representatives of the finance com miltee of Caicago, as to its subscriptions to the stock of $5,000,000, and believes the subscriptions to be bona fide, that th ay are made in good faith and that they will be paid. While it is the judgment of the committee that Chicago will meet the obligations and promises of their representatives it would call attention to the fact that the judgment of this committee is not taken alone but the commission on the spot in Chicago will have a more favorable op portuuity to satisfy themselves. The representatives of Chicago, who appeared before the committee, were ready to meet every requirement indicated by tho bill previously considered br in dis cushion, while the location of the site is pending and the committee desires to recognize the fact that it is due Chicago that it be assured by the action of the house that the fair is to be held in Chicago without further delay as the business connected with Ute provisions of that act can be better adjusted when they are assured of the action of congress The committee claim that the government does not assume any risk but is asked for such legislation as demonstrates that it is in sympathy with and desires to encourage the patriotic efforts of the citizens of Chicago in a great national and international exposition that wiil mark this important epoch in the history of the world and commemorate the lifo and services of Columbus in a manner worthy the continent which he discov-evered. Section 6 defines the duties of the com-mibsion and commissioners and gives them the necessary power to allot space for exhibitors, classify exhibits, de termine the plan and scope of the ex position, appoint judges and examiners, award premiums and have general charge of the intercourse with exhibitors and reprerentativ©8 of foreign nations. Section 8 provides for the dedica tion of the World’s Columbian Exposition on the 30th day of April, 1892. Upon the question of the the time for holding the exposition there was a difference of opinion among the members of the com mittee. The cost of the government buildings is limited to four hundred thousand dollars and appropriations are made for government expenses and limited the expenses of the government after 1891, for all purposes connected with the exposition to the sum of $1,500 OOO. All expenses of the government are subject to the approval of the secretary of the treasury. In submitting the latter from Chairman Gage, of the finance committee, of Chicago, the house committee calls at tention to the fact that the city of Chi cago and the state of Illinois have for an extended period indicated a desire that Chicago should be selected as the site for the fair. Investigations made by their committee at Paris enables Chicago more intelligently to comprehend the magni tude of the undertaking cost, scope and requirements for the successful conduct of it snd to commence active preparations, more promptly than could have been possible except for their enterprise and forethought The committee calls attention to the fact that the citizens of Chicago offer a larger and more generous contribution to the nation than was ever proffered by private citi sons before and larger than any other of fered by any foreign government or city in great international expositions pre vlously held. In the financial plan of the Paris exposition, which is now claimed to have been the most successful in the world, it was agreed that the con tributions should aggregate $8,600,006, while the Chicago guarantees satisfy the commission it will provide, without aid of the national government the sum of ten million dollars and with the site to be also provided by Chicago, this is ample for all purposes for a fair in this country. In addition to the buildings erected by the government and city of Chicago for the exposition, we may reasonably anticipate many states of the union, the Dominion of Canada, Mexico, the Central and South American republics and the governments of Europe will erect commodious buildings for their own exhibits. About fifty countries were tion 4 of the government of the United State. Continued interest is manifested br the people of the country and foreign nations this celebration and a more care ful consideration of the subject since the first report of this committee his more deeply impressed the committee with the grandeur and importance of the undertaking and confirmed them in theopin ion that it will prove to be of great national advantage. In conclusion is attached a statement from Senator Farwell, saying the subscriptions to the fair fund are bona fide abd will be paid. The minority report signed by Bolden, Hatch and Flower says: The undersigned members dissent from the foregoing report and its conclusions, and believe the following resolution which we voted for should have been adopted: That when a guarantee fund of $10,000,-000 be secured by Chicago, the sufficiency and legality of which shall be satisfac tory to this committee, we will report the pending bill with such amendments as the committee may agree upon. DENT’S BILLDELAYED. AH&OKEHIS OH THAT MEASURE POSTPONED FOR A VEE!. A Number of Other Bills Disposed of— I The Joint Railroad Bates—Creston’^ Municipal Bow—General State News. IAU, i L».f GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. MUBy Animant* Agalsat th* Edmunds Maut Ina paction BUL Washington, March 19.—A hearing was given to-day by the senate committee on foreign relations to persons interested in the Edmunds bill, providing for the inspection of meats for exportation. W. J. Campbell, of Chicago, attorney for Armour & Co., requested the committee to so amend the bill that inspection shall not be compulsory in all cases. J. J. Healy, of Caicago, pork packer. He said a bill of the same kind proposed in 1881. lost to the packers of this country the trade of Germany and France and damaged it in other countries. Packers were regaining that trade and protested against the passage of any bill that would place their business in jeopardy again. Mr. Thorp, of Chicago, representing as a buyer a large number of foreign firms, denied the statement that American meats were considered of inferior quality in foreign markets. The bill was not only unnecessary, but tended to cast reflection on the quality of American meat. W. J. Reid, of Kansas City, objected to the bill and preseated the resolutions of the Belfast board of trade stating that American meats were always satisf actory. Mr. Suitor, of Cedar Rapids, objected to the bill as uncalled for and unnecessary. THE TARIFF BILL. The republican members of the ways and means committee will submit the tariff bill to the full committee on Friday. An agreement has been reached on Mexican lead ores. Lead ores will be dutiable at one and one half cents per pound and will have to pay duty regardless whether or not lead ore is associated with other orders. NOMINATIONS. James F. Ellis, of Wisconsin, consul at Brookville, Canada. Register of land office, Reuben N Kraft, Mitchell, Smth. Dakota. Receiver of public money EimundW Eakin, Pierre, South Dakota. Commodore Beckman to be rear admiral. Postmasters:    Iowa—William P Moultod, at Stuart. CONGER’S BILL TO BE FAVORABLY RE PORTED. The house committee on agriculture to day ordered a favorable report of the Conger bill defining and rating compound lard, with some amendments. WASHINGTON NOTES A telegram was received at the navj department announcing the arrival ai Norfolk of the United States steamer Despatch, and that Secretary Tracy has returned to his quarters on board The house committee on public lands to-day ordered a favorable report of the Comstock bill in regard to Bottlers on Northern Pacific indemnity lands, with a few amendme ta. The president, accompanied by ex Senator Sewell, left Washington this afternoon on a ducking expedition to the preserves of the Maryland ducking club. The secretary of the treasury to-day sent to the house a letter from the secretary of the interior asking an appropriation of $100,000 to enable the president to cause the several reservations of the Sioux Indians to be surveyed, the same to be reimbursed to the United States out of the proceeds of the sales of such lands. _ AT THE MATONE A’S POINT. United Stutee Troops Will Clair Hi* ChtrokM atrip of Boomer*. Guthrie, I. T., March 19 —The patrol of the Cherokee strip by forces of the United States army begun to-day. All day yesterday and part of to day troops of cavalry were on the march to this place. These four company, aggregating 200 men, were massed at this point this morning and from here will march to four different points equidistant from one another along the southern bound ary of the strip. Then they will march in squads covering as much ground as possible north through the strip, notifying    settlers who now    remain    of the president’s notice and forci bly    evicting those who    refuse    to go    voluntarily. After    the    full width of this strip has been patrolled the troops will return southward to different points in the strip, establish mill tary stations, and guard the land from invasion until it shall be legally opened to settlement by the set of congress and the presidential proclamation. PLANNING A CAMPAIGN. The Cherokee strip homesteaders’ association has issued a secret circular dated at Guthrie, Oklahoma, Arkansas City, Winfield and Coldwater, Kansas, March ll, which states that on the 22J day of April at twelve o’clock, a con-carted movement of ‘'boomers’’ will be made on all sides of the outlet. The circular states that it is believed the settlers will be unmolested if the movement assumes sufficient proportions. The matter was brought to the attention of the president to day, and he advised that a statement be given to the press to the effect that no matter what the proportions of the raid, the settlement of strip will not be allowed till it is made lawful A MEMORIAL TO THE PRESIDENT. Caldwell, Kas, March 19 —The Cherokee Strip Live Stook Associati n today adopted resolutions providing for the removal of cattle in accordance with the president’s proclamation. A memorial to the president was adopted requesting protection against the boomer raids. HEADED FOR NO MANS LAND t.touuat., Kas., March 19.—Despite the president's proclamation a party cf boomers numbering two or three hundred, have started for No-Mans-Land, where they intend to found a town at Hardesty. They say the president’s order does not apply to No-Mans-Land. Sleeplessness, nervous nervous dyspepsia, dullness, blues cured I by Dr. Miles* Nervine. Samples free at J H. Witt*’* dmc store prostration, blues c WILL FURNISH 8 BHD WHEAT PIM «• AM ttei DWtri—t Film— af Vartk Dakota Minneapolis March 19—The agricultural commissioner of North Dakota and other gentlemen have formed a plan tor affing the distressed farmers and furnish lag them seed wheat. The railway com own exnioua.    ptaiii agree to guarantee repayment by represented at toe Parte exhibition and I    ^    one    third    of    the    three We may confidently expect an increased interest and a larger representation in the Columbian exposition. The committee calls attention to the interesting and important communica Hons and estimates appended hereto, received from different departments and bureaus of the government. Indicating a great interest in the exposition, and it is most important they should have aa op to exhibit the valuable oollec- I hundred thousand bushels of wheat it is proposed to give them. The elevator companies agree to guarantee the Day meat of another third end the committee will have the farmers give their notes for the value of the wheat issued individually. Theta notes will be placed in the ti**ii* of the commissioner representing [the railway** elevators and farmers. Ut rotors "Mwb inter fee lbs Mote. THM Hawk-Eyx Bubmau, Capitol Building, Dis Moines, 1a., Maroa Business opened promptly at nine o’clock in both houses this morning. In the house there were a number of petitions and still more bills reported on by committees. Committee reports occupied the greater part of the first hour. Two bills of considerable importance were recommended for passage. They were for compulsory education and for the establishment of an industrial home for the adult blind. This latter bill ap propriates $85,060 for the establishment of the home. The appropriation committee will consider the matter next and make a report on the subject. Among the bills introduced were the following: By Dobson—To create and establish an appellate court. By Hondah—1To appropriate money for the Ft. Madison penitentiary. By Graiser—To establish a normal school at Ida Grove. A joint resolution was introduced by Mr. Roe asking for a revision of the tariff. When the hour for going into committee of the whole on the Dent bill arrived there was an amendatory bill up for passage, so it was allowed to go through before that question was taken up. Meanwhile the galleries and lobby filled up with visitors desirous of hearing the debates. The democratic caucus last night decided that the caucus bill was all that should receive the support of the caucus as a whole, and Dent’s bill was to be side-tracked for this bill. This was the program as decided upon. When the bill was disposed of Dent moved that the special order be postponed till one week from Thursday. The motion carried and the order was postponed much to the vexation of the audience. The vote for post ponement was 55 to 14. Work was at once began on the calendar, and it was kept up till noon. The first bill was one proposed by Head. It provided that when the amount of dog tax reaches $2 50 it may be transferred to the bridge fund. The bill to legalize the incorpora tion of the town cf Paullina. O’Brien county, was passed. Lane’s bill provid ing for bonding cf county indebtedness, went through without opposition. The other bills passed were of more than ordinary importance is a general thing. The bill giving cities regularly chartered as much power in the control of parks as cities under special charters, will affect quite a number of places, and the friends of the measure hope it will get through the upper house as easily as it did through the lower. Richman was very successful in having passed his bill empoweiiog t >wns to issue water works bonds, etc. This will give many small places advantages which they have not enjoyed heretofore, and will help them considerably. The regular discussion on hedge fences was brought out on the attempt to pass the bill by Byers requiring all hedges to be trimmed to a certain height. It has special reference to osage orange hedges, but would apply to all hedges. In the southern part of the state osage orange is the general class of hedges, but in the north there are a great many of willow, planted for the purpose of affording wind breaks as well as wood for fuel. It is probable the bill will be amended so as to mean only osage orange and thus be passed. The advantage of such trimming will be to render the roads less liable to block ade by snow drift, to prevent narrowing the roadway by means of the branches growing out, and in general render the country highways more pleasant and less impeded. Last session an attempt was made to get the same sort of measure through, but it failed. The senate began work with the intro duction of bills this miming, and the first one presented was by Bailey, pro viding for an appropriation to pay the expenses of an exhibit of Iowa products at the world’s fair at Chicago. The amount of appropriation was left blank, for the bill is intended to arouse senti ment in the matter, and on the floor of the senate the amount can be fixed The democratic caucus liquor license bill was introduced by Senator Schmidt. It differs somewhat from the Dent bill and will be substituted for that measure when the matter comes up for discussion next Thursday. Work on the calendar was lively. The first bill considered was the Clarke funding bill, designed especially to aid Sioux City. It was passed without opposition Senator Dungan called up his bill to appropriate $3,000 for the preservation of the records of early legislatures and had it passed. Senator Caldwell’s bill to authorize the issuing of bonds by cities of the sec ond class raised some discussion but no opposition. It was amended and passed Senator Dodge’s bill to establish Labor Day as a legal holiday on the first Monday in September was parsed. Senator Keiniger’s bill, calling for a constitu tional convention, was passed. Cities organized under special charters are given power of appeal from decisions of boards of equalization according to the last bill passed during the morning. No time in the senate was spent with bills recommended for indefinite postpone ment, and the time was put into much better advantage with passing bills. The democratic caucus bill on the license question is quite lengthy and will be very interesting reading to all who have considered the subject In the democratic caucus last night there was some discussion on it but it was left just as the caucus committee had pre pared it. For the reason that it is to beths policy of the party for action Dent was prevented from pushing his Mil. He could not have had the support of the members of the party and without that he did not care to enter into the matter very thoroughly. The appropriations committee of the two houses have set apart Friday, Saturday and Monday to hear from the repro sentativee of the state institutions. The notices have been sent out and all have been told to appear at 9 o’clock on the days assigned them. Each represent! live will be given half an hour in which to present the subject, and at the con elusion of his remarks he will be ques by the committee to additions! informs tion that may be desired. The schedule of hearings have been arranged as fol lows: Friday, March SI, Soldiers’ Home, Orphans’ Home. Insane Hospital at fitorfaii*, hospital at Independence and hospital at MX. Pleasant; Saturday, March 82, State University, Agricultural College, State Normal School and Indue-trial Home for the Blind; Monday, March 24, Fort Madison penitentiary, Anamosa oenitentiary, Eldora reform school, Mitchellville reform school, Institute to the Deaf and Dumb. last night, and two young men named Kelly and Edwards respectively, are accused of doing the work. The former has been arrested, but gave bail in the I sum of $100, but Edwards is still at large. Both reside near Albert Lea. THE JOINT BATES. TM* laws Jabber* Before tb* Hallway Committee*. Special to THM Hawk-Btk. Des Moines, March 19.—Before the railroad committee this afternoon Mr. Daniels, of Cedar Rapids, spoke in favor of the bill requiring the railroad companies to pay for all uniforms and equipments of employes. He said the passage of the bill would abolish uniforms The matter of most complaint was the excessive charges for keys lost and the requirement in regard to watches. He said the company’s were increasing the expenses to employes and they wanted relief. A number of jobbers appeared before the commissioners and spoke favoring joint rates. Mr. Robert Donahue, of Burlington, was the first speaker. His duty was to discuss whv joint rates should be established. He said that, though the companies claimed the rates were abnormally low, that the railroads themselves were responsible therefore. He quoted the schedule of the tariff of the year of 1885 to show that before the adoption of the interstate commerce law there was great discrimination in rates and the pro-rates to Chicago from the east were very much lower than those going west. After this law was passed the line of pro-rates was made to the Mississippi in several places, viz:    East St. Louis, East Keokuk, East Burlington and Davenport. These rates have since been changed and now are *very different The ratss now prevailed to Iowa points are very much higher than the former rates as given by these roads. The en actment of the interstate law gave Mississippi river points the advantage of the prorates. Subsequently the roads reduced their rates from Chicago to the river and then kept up the rates in Iowa. Relief was necessary and so the law of 1888 was passed which empowered the commissioners to many such rates as were in keeping with the rates in the other states and this was a relief. The roads are now making joint rates from points out of the state and by so doing are giving better rates on through traffic from Chicago and Bt. Louis than are given from Mississippi river points Mr. Wilde, secretary of the the Iowa Jobbers association, spoke of the discrepancies in the joint rates between the exterior and interior points, especially in connection with the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern By comparison he showed that the same or nearly the same price was charged for service from Chicago, as from Davenport to Iowa points. Roads coming into Iowa make the same rate from Chicago to all points in Iowa east of the line of the Iowa Central. This is of necessity so because that road makes the same rate between St. Paul and Chicago as tho Cedar Rapids & Northern, and cannot make a higher rate to Iowa points within the territory named than the through rate to St. Paul, hence the uniformity The roads all make joint tariffs on interstate business, but none on state busi ne*s. W. H. Torbert, of Dubuque, said that the allegation that Iowa rates were lower than any in the world, was not true and they would file figures to prove it. In statements before the committee Mr Ripley had made several errors in regard to rates charged and Mr. Tolbert wanted things quoted straight. Iowa manufac turers had been driven out of the state because in other states they could get joint rates which were unobtainable in this state. He recommended the bill prepared by senator Meservey as one to be made a law. J. G. Berry hill, of Des Moines, spoke of the provisions of the various bills presented. The evils were based on the basis upon which the rates were made The passenger business or the mileage basis and the freight business on a slid ing scale of so much per ton per mile decreasing per ton per mile as the distance increased. The remedy for all these irregularities would be a mileage rate en freight. He cited instances of unjust discriminations against Iowa jobbers. He discussed the various bills before the assembly and stated objections to several of them. Great trouble for the joint rates was brought out in a subsequent discussion between Senator Finn and Mr. Berryhill If the railroads were required to make joint rates and provisions of the present law were suspended in regard to discrim ations between places joint rates could be made so low in some instances as to build up certain cities with disregard for others. (J a the other hand, if a lion ta tion was made that the joint rate must be the same as the commissioner’s rate for the same distance over one road it would be fixing an absolute rate, and this is claimed to be unconstitutional. The Minnesota joint rate_ law makes such provision, and a case is now pend ing before the United States supreme court to decide whether ox not it is in violation of the fourteenth amendment to the constitution. This point seems insurmountable and the members did not know how to get around it. in 1830, and worked hard for an education; was admitted to the bar and came to Davenport in 1854 and ever after was identified with the progress of the state. He served as state represents tire from Scott county for one term in the election of 1861. He was made one of the presidential electors who seated Grant and Wilson in 1873 and was appointed United States district attorney for Iowa soon after. He resigned in 1882 and devoted himself to his handsome private practice. He was especially prominent during the past few years by reason of Hie aid he rendered the jobbing and manufacturing interests of this state, in their contests with the railroads, representing them frequently before the commissioners. He spent the past winter In Denver in the hope of receiving benefit to his health. The funeral will probably occur here Sunday. JUDGE JOHN S HAGEN. Sanfrancisco, March 19.—Judge John S. Hagen, ex-collector of the Port of San francisco, and United States Senator to fill out the term of Senator Sasserly, who resigned in 1855, died to-day. A MUNICIPAL WAB. A TEH); CRASH. TWO PARISER TRAINS COLLIDE AT LAVALLE, WISCONSIN. ive Passengers Killed and Many Others Injured—A Falling Boof at Indianapolis Kills and Wounds Many. Creates’* Mayor aud Couch Anno at it. Special to THM Hawk-Btm-CReston, lo., March 19.—The war between the mayor and city council is again on with variations. Last Monday the council again adopted a resolution calling on Mayor Patterson to turn over $991.19 found due by the investigation of last February. The new council elected John Donahue city marshal who was suspended by the mayor to-day. Donahue ignored the mayor’s order by the advice of leading aldermen. He refuses to be suspended. The council meets to morrow when lively times are expected. _ ii AIL BO AD MAT I EBS. Baraboo, Wis., March 19.—A serious collision occurred on the Northwestern road at Lavaile station, twenty-five miles north of this city, at one o’clock this morning, and six passengers were more or less hurt. Passenger trains Nos. 4 and 5 had orders to meet at that station So. 4 arrived on time and was sidetracked when No. 5 dashed along and struck the smoking car, tipping it over on tho side and telescoped the next coach about ten feet. It is impossible to obtain the names of the injured. An aged gentleman, on his way east, had several ribs broken and was injured internally and will probably die. Another man had his skull cracked. Jesse Hume, of Pleasant Grove, Minnesota, had his nose broken and was otherwise injured DIS AB CEH AT INDIANAPOLIS. Th* Won of Lay lac tb* Pleine Short Llae Kesimtd. Sioux City, lo., March 19 —A telegram has been received by the local rep resentatives of the Manhattan Trust company releasing 1,000 tons of the Pacific Short line rails, and the work of track-laying waB resumed to day. Nearly 200,000 ties that were seized Saturday were released last night. The release of the rails will allow the laying of ten miles more of track, and by that time it is hoped that A. S Garretson, who went to New York to day, will have arranged matters so that the remaining 3 OOO tons can be laid and the road completed to Plainview, Nebraska, a distance of ninety-six miles._ AN ABNORMAL CHILD. of a D*atb of a Homan With tb* Head Mu and Body of a Bab* Dubuque, lo., March 19.—Silas Hall, of Parkersburg, Iowa, has buried his boy-man, a little creature born 32 years ago. He grew up with the head of a full grown man and the body of an infant. When two years old he could only walk by being tied to a chair which he shoved around the room He was unable to talk but had intelligence enough to a1 ways give a grateful look to his mother when she waited on him, which she has patiently done for the past 32 years. Her only fear was that the helpless creature would outlive her. WOMAN-BUFFBAGISTB IN IOWA. Or cam aloe ta See ar* aa Amra distent to the Stat* Constitution. Mason City, la., March 19.—Mrs Carrie Lane Chapman spoke to a large crowd in this city last night on woman suffrage. In an interview about the work in Iowa and Dakota she said: “It is the intention of the suffragists in this state to secure a revision of the state constitution, to place an amend m ant before the people to be voted on. This amendment is to give the women full suffrage. In order to have a full working force to secure its passage when it does come up before the people societies are being organized, called political equality clubs, and there are to be committees in each town to manage the work. The pros poets now are flattering, indeed, for the passage of such an amendment. All the forces of workers are now to be concentrated on South Dakota, ill hopes of gaining, a victory there in November next. If it carries it will give prestige in working matters in Iowa. To preface this work we are canvassing the state as thoroughly as our finances will permit BOLD BURGLARS AT DUBUQUE. Six Arrested for Hoe Strauss Special to The Hawk-Eye. Marshalltown, March 19.—William Kruger, who has been in jail here for a week or so for hog stealing, made a con fession, and as a result, John Zeta, G. L Kennedy and Wash Conger have been arrested for complicity in the theft. Ali are held for bail and Kennedy had to no to jail, being unable to furnish any. The method pursued by the gang was to steal hogs and sell them. Kennedy has a bad reputation and is believed to be the leader of the gang Evidence is pretty strong against all of them. A 8too* man Killed. Speoial to THI Hawk-Eye. Ft Dodge, March 19 —W. B. Kelly, a leading stock buyer of Manson, was killed by falling through a trestle on his [ way to Chicago with a load of stock last evening. The accident occured at Council Hill, Illinois, the train stopped to take water, leaving the caboose with the passengers on the trestle work. Kelly and John Mulceny, of this city, steppec off the platform thinking it was a station and went through the trestle. Kelly was killed instantly and Mulceny was badly hurt but will recover. Wheat Irjured. Holden, Mo., March 19. —It is re ported that wheat is badly injured The last two heavy freezes have killed large percentage of it in many localities Ex Senator John P. Harmon returned and says that of tho 240 acres he has at [ least half, and perhaps more than half, will have to be ploughed up. CP her close-observing farmers are taking gloomy view of the prospects for a big wheat crop. There are localities, how ever, where it is said the wheat has not been injured_ MU*s> Ner re aud Liver Pill*, An important discovery. They act on I the liver, stomach and bowels through the nerves. A new principle. They speedily cure biliousness, bad taste, tor pid liver, piles and constipation. Splen did for men, women and children. Small est, mildest, surest, 80 doses for 35 cents Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drug store New York Biowboiad. New York, March 19.—The snow which has fallen here since early this morning greatly impedes traffic. The mails are late and the ferry traffic is bin dared to a great degree. The telegraph wires in the south are prostrated by tile storm and no communication can be bac south of Baltimore. Aouads. The word to start was then given Those horsemen who carried guns were sent into the deeply-wooded portions of the Croaked Creek bottom. Their dogs, old wolf hunters, dashed into the timber with joyful erie* Old Si timberger led his party of hunters in a southeasterly direction. Several wolves and a number of foxes were captured. The dogs had a severe tussel with two old wolves, and one of the best hounds was killed. At night the hunters had a grand catrp-fire and banquet, end the chase continued until nearly day break. la th* Fawns Boof Kill* and Woald* Many Workmen. Indianapolis, Ind., March 19.—Part of the roof of the Bowen-Merrill company building which projected from the iron front fell at one o’clock to-day, burying a number of men in the ruins, t is believed that from fifteen to twenty-five persons are killed or injured. 3reat excitement prevails. Thousands of people surround the scene of the disaster. Reports of eye-witnesses are very conflicting as to the number supposed to be in the wreck. It is probable that most of those near the falling wall escaped. When the roof fell, Captain Campbell, of the Metropolitan police, and Officers Wanning and Le filar, were standing on the main floor about forty five feet from the front. Almost directly beneath the projecting roof were Peter Albin and William Meadows, carpenters, who were bracing the iron front. The officers escaped injury, but Albin and Meadows were buried beueath the mass of timbers. Joth were extricated in a few minutes. Ifeadows was struck in the back with a )iece of heavy timber and may be in lured internally. Albin escaped with ew bruises, but is prostrated with fright. Tt is impossible to clear away the wreck at this time, as the iron front is cracking badly and may topple over at any moment. The fire department is working heroically, but with due regard ’or the safety of those whose lives are risked in the undertaking. Immediately after the fsli of the roof the east wall of the building occupied by Bickaell’s D and 10-cent store, fell in with a crash It is stated, but not authenticated, that all customers and clerks escaped. Forty five men working under the supervision of Commissioner de Ruyter narrowly escaped. Flames broke out again in the ruins and are still burning to night. It is feared that the two three-story buildings adjoining the wreckage have been damaued by the crash and are likely to succumb. _ THS SOUIilSUN FLOOD. A Terrible Caudillos mf Aff Aire I . W y OMI ne Valley. WILKR8Barbs, Pa , March 19 —Never since the time * f the bread strike in the early seventies has such a widespread and hopeless poverty existed in the Wyoming Valley. Men have been making barely enough to keep going and instead of getting better time* have bee a lawing worse The mines in the Wyoming Valley have not as f whole worked more than one quarter of the time. Since September almost half of them have closed down entirely and many have worked only four or five days a month Hundreds of families in the city are re duccd to the last extremities. The back yards of the provision stores and green groceries are haunted all day longly women and cnildren seeking something eatable in the refuse thrown out The vicinity of the slaughter houses are also visited for similar purposes. Tho situation in most of the surrounding towns is as bad if not worse, and in almost every one of them public efforts are being made to provide for the alleviation of this widespread destitution. WILD WAB NOT TRUTHFUL. The Water Still Kieler and a Number of Crevice** Wideulag. Hglena, Ark., March 19.—The town of Clarenden is now pretty nearly cov ered with water from White river. The river rose so fast that a conductor was compelled to move bis train on the Arkansas Midland road out two miles from Clarenden in order to make his run into Helena Between Duncan and Clares den water is six feet deep on parts of the track. Greenville, Miss., March 19,—The Offuts’ break has widened to the extent of three hundred and fifty feet up to 6 30 to-night. One of the broken ends has finally been secured and the other enc will be made secure to morrow. No great damage has been reported as happening from the overflows, only one cabin in the immediate vicinity of the break ii$s been washed away. The water is spreading on the low places through the punitions and swamps and is now within fpur miles of Greenville, in Black bayou. A small embankment js being thrown up ifi.the northern portion of the city. It is thought Greenville is in no danger from this break, Tile river has fallen here five inches since the levee at Luns, Arkansas, broke. No effort is being made to close the crevasse at last reports and it was widening and a column of water is passing through. Tallulah, La , March 19.—All west of here is a vast sheet of water to the hills of Bayou Macon. The water in the overflowed sections is not rising, as it is finding its natural outlets. FIVE MEN BURNED TO DEATH. BENESH. TON CiPRlSTl APPOINTED CELLOS OF BESUIT. ST&KYJNG MINKUS. Kvldeae* A cal* st ital Private la ta* Steele Coir* Martial. Chicago, March 19 —In the court martial of Lieutenant Steele to day Private Wild was recalled and repeated tis story. Sergeant John Comas of the Fifteenth infantry testified that be knew Wild in his company some veals sg«j under the name of Daniel P. Ward He said Wild’s reputation for truth was bad and that he wouldn’t believe him under oath Sergeant Shaw of the Eighth cavalry also questioned Wild’s veracity and said that Lieutenant Steele’s conduct had always been gentlemanly. Two privates of the eighth cavalry testified to the same effect, and the defense offered to produee twenty witnesses to testify to Wild’s bad reputation, and all tha soldiers of Lieutenant Lteele’s company to testify to latter^ humane rule. The coutt took the matter under consideration. FAILURE FOK $1,000,000. Startllac Cruel la the New York Dry G««4i Trad*. New York, March 19.—The drygoods trade was startled today by the failure of John Plummer & Co. They made a general assignment for the benefit of their creditors to their cashier, Jeremiah P. Murphy. Plummer also made an individual assignment. Murphy says the assignment is principally due tr the de predation in the value of the goods the    firm    has been carrying    for some    time.    The creditors by    uniting    can    possibly make the    sus pension only temporary. Murphy save the liabilities are about $1,000 OOO, of which $300 OOO is for borrowed money and the balance is due to manufacturers and for trust money deposited with the firm by relatives and friends The assets are nominally a little larger than the liabilities and consist of stock, outstanding accounts and valuable real    estate owned by Plummer. SOME MOBB KATS. A Bls Halt A Bls Fir* Racial la a Mia* at Harley, VV Ucon ell. Hurley, Wis., March 19.—A big fire is raging in the Germania mine and five men have been burned to death. The names of the dead are James Thomas, his son Joseph, High Waller, Jimmy Sullivan and William Banks. The damage already inflicted amounts to $100,900. Wailer escaped from the mine with about four hundred men when the fire first broke out but returned to rescue the others still in the mine and was himself burned to death. Participate la Over la Illinois. Speoial to The Hawk-By*. Quincy, Iii., March 19 —The stories going about concerning the number anc depredations of rats and mice in the rural districts of Iowa and Illinois are not fabrications by any means. The fields swarm with the pests and they have cauked great havoc to corn cribs and are burrowing up the farm lands badly. At Columbus, Illinois, a number of men anc boys met at Jesse Smith’s to exterminate the rats that were in and around under the corn crib They had hardly com menced to remove the corn when they discovered scores of rats running to one end of the crib and disappeari&g under one of the boards. After removing the corn from the crib Messis. Fin and Sam Taylor crawled under the crib ant] caught 350 rats with their bare hands and killed them without getting a bi and handed them out to the boys Mr -Aahufaft,.Sr., says he carried off three bushels of rife*. _On the same day young man workman* Alex I tfbCpSun one mile west of Columbus, caught 160 rats with his bare hands and got only one bite. A RATTY EXPERIENCE Galesburg, 111, March 19 —Lewis Johnson had a remarkable experience the other night. He awoke from his sleep with a jump to find a big rat nib bling at his eyebrows It was a long time before he could go to sleep again The rat then made use of Its opportun ity. It crawled again on top of the bec and began to feed on Mr. Johnson’s nose It only took a good bite or two sinking the teeth deeply. Lewis was too much hurt and terrified when he awoke to tel for awhile what had happened. The nose in a day or two was badly swollen from the effects of the biting, and has by no means yet recovered. SHOT BY A BUBGL \B. Safe* Broke! Opes tor D*r*»« Operator* WltUa a Melts Dubuque, la , March 19—Burglars last nignt blew open the safe in John Knoernschild & Son’s butcher-shop and got away with notes, certificates of de posit and stock in various institutions to the amount of over $5 000. The mem bere of the firm, who live oyer the store, heard tile explosion and rushed down stairs. They found the store door fast cued on the inside and by the time they had forced an entrance the burglars had fled with their booty. The burglars had! Headache, Neuralgia, Dizziness, Nerv also bored several holes in the door of I oneness, Spanns, Sleeplessness, cured try the National Iron and Brass company s I Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Sample* free »t J safe, but were frightened off before ac-1H. Witte’s drug store Mora Official* arrested New York, March 19.—Charles E Hebbard, special deputy sheriff, con nected with the order of arrest department in the sheriff’s office was arrestee this morning on an indictment charging I bim with extortion. The prisoner was placed under two thousand dollars bail. KUM a Child. Braidwood, 111., March 19 —For some , time there has been trouble between Jo* [ soph Nodak and his brother-in-law, John Sokoloaki. Last night Nodak, while drunk, went to Sokoloski’s house and I fired a shot into a bedroom where he supposed his brother-in-law was sleeping. Sokoloaki’s fourteen-year-old daugh-j tar was struck and killed. Nodak was I jailed. _ Ceadueter Ha aff tetanal Amli led. Buffalo, N. Y., March 19.—Conductor I Houghtaiing was arraigned this morning charged with misdemeanor in being responsible for the Bay View accident, in I accordance with the verdict of the cor-1 oner’s jury. He pleeded not guilty and was held to await the action of the grand I july.    __ complishing their purpose. This is the sixth safe cracked in Dubuque within a month. _ DEATH’S VICTORY. Araliad af Beteteary. I Hr setal to Tan Hawk-Eye. . Northwood, la., March 19.—A man named LfaidMnn. of this city, was robbed Prana* et Hraaratel* J*—* T. af Paveapart, at Drawer* Special to To Hawk-Eye. Davenport, la, March 19 —Hon. James T. Lane, of this city, died at Den-ber this afternoon after a prolonged illness, with brights disease He was one of the ablest and most respected among the republicans of Iowa. _ He w$$ bor* al Freeport, FsffUffrania A PIE Eau* Abasias I Special to Tbk Hawkeye. Carthage, IIL, March 19.—A half-cpi ! demic of diphtheria and scarlet fever in I Hancock county is now abating. _ There I have been several deaths in different [ parts of the county. Hansard’* Aaa Useful In all forma of dyspepsia. La Grippe—Po not use medicine to ; lower your temperature suddenly. Use Hoffman*! Harmless Headache Powders. I Agency at Henry’s drug store. Killed by tb* Car*. Special to The Hawk-Eye. Unionville, Mo., March 19.—A fatal accident accurred this morning at Howland, a small station on the Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City railroad about seven miles northeast of this city. Frank Livezey, aged seventeen years, son of Postmaster Livezey, attempted to board a south bound freight train, but lost his hold and was dragged beneath the train, cutting off both legs near the knees. He lived about four hours after the accident occurred. an exciting illinois ch abe. Day rad Part of a Nicut Sprat Haattac Waives rad Fax**. Macomb, IIL, March 16.—A grand fox and wolf hunt took place in the western portion of McDonough county Friday. McDonough, Hancock and Schuyler counties lie contiguous. Crocked creek, a lissome, subtle lead of water, traverses these counties at their intersection like a snake. This stream is lined with heavy timber and underbrush, through which in the early days roamed bear, deer and panthers. But the deer and bear have been exterminated, and wolves, foxes, and even wildcats and panthers remain. Wolf and fox hunting has become a frequent and popular sport with the farmers of western Illinois. Most of them have several well-trained horses, and a pack of high-blooded fox and wolf hounds The hunt began at seven o’clock. Old Silas Limberger, a hunter and trapper of State notoriety, and a pioneer from the early days, marshaled toe men who had arrived to take par; in the chase Bose men carried rifles, and they were assigned to a squad by themselves, under the lei dership of C. Cain, also a pioneer hunter of Hancock county. About this time Frank Gibson, a noted bunter of this vi entity, arrived with two packs of five itemarck’s Reasels For He Invites the French Delegation In Dine With Him—The Effects of the Miners’ Strike* Berlin, March 19.—General Von Gap- nevi, commander of the tenth army co:p«. has b;en appointed chancellor the empire to saccaed Prince Bismarck, in his note to the tendering his resignation, alleged failing health and old age were his ons for desiring to withdraw from pul ife. To-day’s papers call attention to !aci that while taking lunch with delegates to the labor conli fin ce Bisms rck gave a cordial to Jules bimoa. head of the French delegation, and had a long conversation with him He has invited all the Frenok delegate* to dine with him to morrow. The National Gazette, in an artideoE the resignation of Bismarck, fgys it aspects that the excitement abroad will sub-3*de>wh',n the conviction gains gronad that the Germans look to the future with full confidence in the emperor and German national spirit. The bourse is weak to-day in consequence of Prime Bismarck’s resigtete-tion and Prussian securities are depressed. THE NEW CHANCELLOR. Berlin, March 19.—The Natiosal Gazette say8 General Von Capris?!, the BEW chancellor, has also been appointed president of the Prussian ministry. ne Gazette also says that Count Herbert Jiemarck persists in resigning his position as imperial foreign minister and hi wiil be succeeded by either Voa Rado-witz, German embassador at Constantinople, or Count Von Hatzfeidt, tot German embassador at London. bismarck in excellent spirits. London, March 19—The Berlin correspondent of the News deities tim story that Bismarck refused to visit tho sip* rot on the evening before his resignation. It is reported the emperor was annoyed at Bismarck for interviewing Windthorst without consulting him. He said he was certain Bismarck did not intend to resign at present because be intended to make a great political speech in the reopening of the reiehsteg and await a chance for impressive exit tram the political scene Bismarck ie in es-cedent spirits He suffer! from insomnia and earnestly desires rest. Hie Wife and family are glad he resigned. THE NBW MINISTRY. Berlin, Maxk 19.- Chancellor Capri vi will not assume the foreign ported o Von Boetticher becomes ftent of the Prussian ministry. Eul nbnrg, Governor Hesse Naesu, succeeds Von Boetticher as minister of the interior. Count Herbert Bismarck will receive and ambassadorship. Ministers Hcrrfurth and Maybschhave resigned. GENERAL foreign news* Busin*** .Seriously Impeded fey tiff Coal Miner*’ atrial*. London, March 19.—The stagnation in many branches of industry caused by the strike of coal miners continues via threatens to become more accentuated a« the manufacturers’ stocks of fuel bf-come exhausted. Coal mine owaeto have called another meeting at Which it is expected that a compromise between themselves and the strikers will be agreed upon. STRUCK FOR EIGHT HOURS. London, March i9 —Eight thousand employes of the Armstrong Gun works struck to-day for eight hours. Wisconsin G A. It- Milwaukee, March 19—Col. B. W, Bry&ut was elected commander by the WiscQDsin department of the Grand Army of the Republic this morning. A, resolution favoring a servrce pension biff was laid on the table by a large majority, Hn«ff«<l for aaurdertas a Nigra* Memphis, Tenn , March 18 —M. J. Che&in&m (white) was hanged at Grenada. Miss., this afternoon for the murder of John Tiiman (colored). Cheatham is the first white am ever hung in Mississippi for the kllHig of a negro. _ Tourists, Whether displeasure bent or should take oih^every trip a bottle Syrup of Figs. asic .asta moat pleasant and »;ffer:tuaiJy on the kidney?, bowels, preventing fevers, ‘ and other forma of sickness. For fain in 50c and $1 bottles by all druggist*. prest- Count Ex-State Sea at or D B. Gllteem, of Upper Altos, Daafferoasly Won Bled. Alton, 111., March 19.—Intense excitement was created yesterday morning by the news that D. B. Gilham, ex-state senator, had been shot and dangerously wounded by a burglar in his home in Upper Alton about 1:30 belock that morning. The robber escaped and the victim has a small chance of recovery. A REWARD OFFERED. Springfield, Ills., March 19.—Governor Fifer issued a proclamation to-day offering $2,000 reward for the arrest of the person or persona who shot D. B. Gilham of Upper Alton. A Jury Brlblas Bemus*. Minneapolis, March 19.—A Journal’s Ashland, Wisconsin, special says a bribery sensation has developed in the Perrin case. District Attorney Roseman said this morning that at least two of the jurors were bribed the first night that they were chosen. The jury is still out and it is expected it will be called in and discharged this afternoon. THE JUBY COULDN’T AGERS. Ashland, Wis., March 19 —About noon to day the jury in the Perrin case came and reported they were unable to agree. They stood six for acquittal against six for conviction. Mildness conquers—and hence it is that the gentle yet positive influence of Dr. Bull’s Baby Syrup overcomes so quickly the disorders of babyhood. There is room enough in the corner of every traveler’s hand bag to carry the tourist’s friend—Laxador. Price 25 cents a package._ hike MMI Cawiaeae—rat. Special to Tis Hawk-By*. Bowen, HL, March 19 —The third annual commencement exercises of the high school of this city took place to night The graduates were:    Joseph Ivins, Dalla M Ward, Minnie M. Davis, Ruth W. Cannon, Wilds? T. Carlin, Fannie M. McNeal!, Alice 8. Carroll, Inez X. Waggoner. Hibbard's “Herb Extract" cares scrofula •ie blood dfseeeee. 9mm-A Vaadwful Owe.** Th* .Newark Lai Philadelphia, March 19.—The Newark, the last of three steel cruisers built for the government by Crimp A 80ns, of tins city, was bls cees fully Tftmnhtri this afternoon in a blinding snow storm. The vessel was christened by Miss Grace Boutelle, daughter of Congressman Botete lie. _V Mr. James Lambert, of New Bm* wick, 111., says: “I was badly afflicted with rheumatism in the hips and when I bought a bottle of Pain Balm It cured me in three I am all right to-day and would ll everyone who is afflicted with that hie disease to use Chamberlain’s Balm and get well at once.’’ For by all druggists._ TM* Faulkner Bran Fat**. Rochester, N. Y., March It Bingham, receiver of the First Kl bank, of Dansville, pronounces the port that Lester B Faulkner is i and in Mexico, is without the toast cie of truth. _ Borrowed BrllUnt*. An unprofitable a Dart ment-house be considered a flat fatwa.* " Tribune. A dishonest coal dealer may he in his weieh and yet not popular.—-] Orleans Picayune. It is observable that the nous trait of a railroad rate —Philadelphia Press. No statistician will find draw up a summary of the late It was all summery.—Baltimore can. A New York artist who recently! ried his model can truthfully say ~ has a model wife —Yonker* The new sultan of Zanzibar twenty-three wives. His couni to be a marry time natioc.—I Chronicle. Out west the cyclone amd bailer are rapidly solving the the elevation of the masses.—I Free Press. When a wife tells her tipsy come straight up stairs to bed, him to do something impossible.—J Courier. _ No table should be wltbeuFa got tun Bitters, the world tiler of exqulelte tew. I f    _____ it The Hawaiians say that •ing. It is to be hoped that will immediately hit the ra head.—Boston Transcript* Every tissue of the body, every J and orym, is made stronger aaa 1 ful by th* us* at Hood's I ;