Burlington Hawk Eye, March 22, 1890

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March 22, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 22, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 22, 1890 [Pacs: 15 Cents pee Week. A LIBERAL PENSION APPROPRIATOR PASSED BP THE HOOSE. A Ser? I ce Pension Bill Advocated—A Spirited Debate—Sherman’s Anti-Trust Bill Discussed in the Senate—Washington News. Tuesday for consideration in the house of ise world’s fsir bill and providing for final action upon it at four o’clock that j afternoon. _ ■HERMAN'S AMTI-IBUST BILL. Washington, March 21.—The house went into committee of the whole on the pension appropriation bill, and Cheadle, of Indiana, spoke at length in favor of a service pension law. He explained the provisions of the bill authorizing a service pension to every veteran over fifty years of age who served sixty days and was honorably discharged. Under the general law all invalid pensioners who receive lees than $8 per month and all who receive no pensions will be bene-flciarios under it. At the conclusion of Cheadle* s speech Clements, of Georgia, said that after listening to the speeches of the gentlemen on the other side he was inclined to wonder why Commissioner Tanner had been requested to resign. Mr. Morrow, of California, said that the question could be answered easily, but that as the answer would involve going into matters of detail, he would refrain from doing so at present. Mr. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, suggested that the bill recently passed for the appointment of thirty additional medical examiners would have the effect of increasing the number of cases passed upon and thereby cause a deficiency. Mr. Clements suggested further that in accordance with a circular issued by the commissioner of pensions the employes of the pension bureau would be utilized in working up cases, and he said that if this were so there would be a large in crease in the amount of pensions under the cxistiug law Clements inquired whether the 185,000,000 which was car ried by the bill would be sufficient for the next Areal year. Mr. Morrow replied that it would be sufficient to pay all pensions under the present laws, but that if congress passed further laws increasing the number of rates of pension there would be a deficiency. While referring to the service pension question, Clements was interrupted by Peters with a question as to whether the country could not be better able to day to pass the service pension bill than it had been when it enacted the Mexico service pension bill. Clements replied he was not sure about that. He referred to a published letter from the president of the farmers alliance of Kansas, regard ing the destitution etc. He (Clements) did not oppose just and liberal pensions. He was not going to vote against the pending bill His only objection to it was it appropriated less money than the administration knew would be necessary to pay pensions for the next year. Mr. Bynum charged the republican party with being false to its promises to the country in tho matter of pensions The democrats, he said, were determined the republicans should carry out their pledges to the soldiers Mr. Cutcheon inquired whethed the democrats while in control of the house had passed a service pension bill. M. Bynum replied they had not but they had not gone jiome and asked for votes under falst pretenses. Mr. Spinola said the democrats intended to draw the line of battle on the service pension bib The democrats did not intend the republicans should mask themselves as special friends of the veterans. Tho democratic party had forced the pension rolls from $28 000,000 up to $100,000,000 add yet the republicans went on the stump and told the people that they were friends of the men who saved the Union. Mr. Enloe, of Tennessee, impressed upon the house the necessity of thoroughly investigating the workings of the pension bureau Mr. Allen, of Mississippi, said he did not belittle the services of the federal soldiers. To do so would be to belittle his own. Ho had been one of the men whom they had had to overcome. He had a high regard for the government, and he was mighty sorry he had tried to break it up But if the gentlemen were going to carry pension legislation to its legitimate conclusion congress had better stop and have an accounting. It looked to him as if the country would have to let the Grand Army of the Republic take the government. Mr. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, ex pressed himself in favor of a liberal pension syuteri), but was opposed to any abuse of that system and was opposed to making the pension bureau a great political machine. Mr Grosvenor said the minority had suddenly become wonderfully patriotic and if it could only destroy this unpatri otic record it had always made it would be wonderfully benefitted. Tho gentleman from New York had said the democratic party had run up the appropriations for pensions from $28,000,000 to $100 000,000 There was not a dollar of that money that had been appropriated under any general pension bill ever passed by the demo cretic party or ever signed by a democratic president, except that for increas ing pensions of widows. With this ex ception every dollar of appropriation was due to the patriotism of the republi can party. Referring to Cleveland’s veto of the dependent pension bill he said, when Cleveland was renominated no man had shouted louder in his behalf than had the gentleman from Indiana (Bynum) and yet Cleveland who had hurled his vetoes in the faces of the soldiers was the most popular democrat in the United States, and three years hence would drag the democratic party at ais car wheels. The democrats were to be credited with the fact that to-day there were twenty thousand union soldiers in the poor house who would have been comfortable under the bill which Cleveland had vetoed. Mr. Tarnsney ic quired whether the republicans intended to pass the dependent pension bill vetoed by Cleveland Mr. Grosvenor replied they would not. They would pass a republican bill, a bill which would not contain a pauper feat ure, which would have nothing in it to degrade manhood. In the course of farther remarks Spiveys stated that the crest bulk of Die I Union army was made up from the democratic legions of the north. This caused a sarcastic laugh on the republican side. Mr. Struble. of Iowa, vigorously an tagonised the suggestion made by Bynum that an income tax should be levied for the purpose of paying pensions. After further debate the committee rote and the bill was passed. The bill for the retirement of General Fremont with the rank of major-general was passed The bill was paused appropriating •25,000 to enable the secretary of war to purchase 2,500 tents for the use of people driven from their homes by the floods In Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. The house then took n recess until evening when it pissed fifteen private pension bills and adjourned. the wobld's ram bill. The house committee on raise to-day decided to report favorably to the house The MMuart Ceialdntd by the Sn-at#— EonUat Basta*!*. Washington, March 21.—On motion of Sherman his bill to declare unlawful trusts and combinations in restraint of trade and production was taken up for consideration. The substitute reported by Sherman from the finance committee on the 18th last, was read, also an amendment offered by Reagan. Sherman then addressed the senate. At the close of Sherman’s speech Ingalls offered an amendment which is aimed against dealings in futures or options. It was read and ordered printed On motion cf Sherman it was ordered that the substitute reported from the fin ance committee be treated as the original text of the bill, and so the amendments proposed by Reagan and Ingalls are to be treated as amendments in the first and second degree. Mr. Vest argued against the constiiu tionalitics of the original bill as well as cf the substitute declaring his belief that the supreme court would immediately throw it out of the court. The senate had been told last session by Sherman that whenever he was satisfied cornbin* tions were protected by high protective duty, he would be in favor of reducing that duty, and that (Vest said) was the real remedy. Those trusts were irotected by high tariff and were enabled to w^rk their iniquitous purposes under the buttress afforded by the tariff law. Mr. Hiscock said no attempt should be made to give the federal government jurisdiction of a subject over which states had full and ample control. Mr. Blair renewed his motion to reconsider the vote of yesterday by which the educational bill was rejected and Inger-soil moved to lay that motion on the table. No action was taken. A motion to adjourn over till Monday was opposed by Sherman, who wished to have action taken on the anti trust bill, to-morrow, and the motion was defeated. Mr. Allison replied to Vest’s argument as to the connection between high duties and trusts, taking the ground that all great combinations were practically outside of the tariff and independent of it He would not admit tha even the sugar trust was dependent on the tariff. He was not sure but that if sugar were on the free list there would not be still a combination among the sugar refineries In great staples, woolen and cotton goods, leather, boots and shoes and iron and steel, on which duties were high, there was no trust (except perhaps as to steel rails and nails. Bo also with the silk industry of this country (which produced probably half the silk consumed here) and which was protected by a heavy duty, there was no trust or combination. On the other hand there was a very powerful trust or combination for raising the price of beef and lowering the cost of cattle on hoof, and no one could say that that trust was the result of high duties There were also oatmeal trust and whisky trust which had nothing to do with duties. Although he agreed with gentlemen who were in favor of remodelling and revising the tariff, still the senators, if they wished to correct the great evils of trusts and combinations would fall ahort of their purpose if they confined themselves to a modification of tariff rates. It was the duly of congress to put on the statute books such legislation as would inhibit trusts and combinations. Mr Coke offered a substitute for the bill and George offered an amendment, both of which were ordered printed. The bill then went over till Monday, when it is to be ‘‘unfinished business,” and it was ordered that the session tomorrow be confined exclusively to the business on the calendar. Numerous petitions and memorials were presented for a law against the employment of aliens on government work Some for free and unlimited coinage of silver and one from Nebraska against the extension of time for the payment of Pacific railroad debts to the government Mr, Plumb, from the committee on appropriations, reported back the house j lint resolution authorizing the appointment of thirty medical examiners for the bureau of peasions and gave notice he would ask the senate to consider it tomorrow. THE VETERAN INDIAN-F1GHTER SUDDENLY EXPIRED AT CfHCASO. He Falls Dead From Heart Disease in | His Room at the Grand Pacific Hotel—His Record—General Sorrow—The Funeral. Chicago, March 21—Major General George Crook, of the United Slates army, died very suddenly at 7:30 o’clock this morning in his apartments at the Pacific Hotel, where he has lived for two years. He has not been in perfect health since his return from the southwest a month ago, when he made a trip with General Strong and other friends, but he has not been confined to his room. He was one of the bcx-party at a theater last night, and was in good spirits. He returned and went to bed without com plaining of any unusual symptoms. He arose before 7 o’clock this morning and partially dressed himself. He stepped from his sleeping-room into his parlor GENERAL CROOK. THS AGRICUL. I UAi Al. DEPRESSION Th# Matter Treated In « Report to the Departmeat of Agriculture Washington, March21.— The prevailing depression in American agriculture is ctreated by statistician Dodge in his March report to the department of agriculture The prevalence of low prices is noted and a feeling of discouragement in rural circles throughout the world is indicated. It has been especially severe in Great Britain, and is the subject of complaint, discussion and official investiga tion in Germany, France, Italy and other countries. It is present in. monarchies and republics, under divers currencies and economic systems But it is less severe here than in other countries. The main cause of low prices is referred to the inexorable low supply and de maud. Corn and wheat and other staples are cheap because of overproduction. Immigration has increased the population 5,000,000 in ten years. The inter-continental areas have been carved into farms free to natives and foreigners, opening millions of acres to cultivation. to take some exercise with an apparatus, as is his custom. A moment later his wife heard him fall heavily on a sofa and cry, “mary, mary, come quick! I can’t breathe.’’ Mrs. Crook jumped hastily from bed and ran into the room to find her husband had fallen to the floor. Mrs. Crook called to her husband as she leaned over the inanimate body. Receiving no response fche screamed, and. running to the door, called for aid. A moment later a score or guests and em ploy es of the hotel were in response to Mrs. Crook’s reported calls. The house physician was present almost instantly, but he saw at the first glance that General Crook was already dead. Major Ely McClellan, the army sur goon, had already been summoned from the headquarters, and he arrived with all haste possible, only to find that it was true that Caner a1 Crook was beyond medical aid. The news was broken gently to Mrs Crook and Mrs. Reed, who were led to the apartments of sympathizing lady friends Major McClellan gave orders that no one but friends be permitted to see either of the ladies, and he at once telephoned Adjutant General William, to whom he reported the facts, and who at once telegraphed to Secret**;’^ War Proctor.    ii The cause of General Crook’s death was heart failure resulting from indigestion. He has been troubled in this way for many years. “General Crook undermined his constitution in his Iadian campaign,” said Ma jor McClellan this morning. “As every one knows, he was a wonderfully active man. He would stop at nothing and denied himself every pleasure or comfort He constantly refused to incumber him self with things that might conduce to his comfort, so that h9 might move around more quickly. There never was a point of danger in these western cam paigns that he did not place himself in so that a good example would be set for the army. I think the campaign of 1876 was the foundation for his troubles Then he started out with thirty days’ rations for his force and was gone nearly a year, spending a terribly severe winter in the mountains and on the western prairies far away from the forts and posts. This hard service, together with the irregularity of meals and the scarcity of food, resulted in his stomach troubles which immediately affected his heart. I had treated him evtry day since I have been attached to the headquarters in Chicago and a few weeks ago I had about concluded that his trouble had been overcome. Last week, however, it returned suddenly. The attack was quite severe, but as he came to me the moment he felt ill there was little difficulty in getting him in good shape again. If his death had occurred last week I should not have been surprised. He pulled out of his sickness apparently better than before and his sudden death was wholly unexpected by me.” Adjutant General Williams, who to the army of the Cumberland in command of a division. On July 4, 1858, he was in command of the Second cavalry division. He was at the battle of Chickamauga from September 18 to September 20, 1863 After Chickamauga he had three fights with Wheeler’s cavalry, one on October 3, one on October 4 and one on October 7. In November, 1863, he was transferred to the command of the Kanawha district in West Virginia. The principal fights he had there were Cloyd’s mountain and New River bridge. These occurred while he was on a raid against the Virginia ted Tennessee railway. In July, 1864. he was put in command 0* ail the troops in the department of West Virginia and brevetted major gen* eral in the U cited States army. After a skirmish at Snyker’s Ferry and at Kerns* town and a sharp fight at Hall town he was captured at Cumberland. When he was exchanged, which was in August, 1864, he joined General Sheridan in his Shenandoah campaign and was in all the battles of that campaign. He was put in command of all Urn cavalry of the army of the- Potomac and was made a major gas eral pf volunteers October 21,    1864.    He participated in the battles of Dinwiddie court house, Firher’s Hill, Jetersville, Sanders Creek, Farmville, and Appomattox. He was in the last battle of the war, at Farmville, April 7, 1865, and was present at the capitulation of General Lee on April 9, 1865. On July 28, 1866, he was marie lieutenant colonel of the Tweniy-third infantry, and on the 29rh of October, 1873, he was made brigadier general, being promoted over half the lieutenants colonel of the army and all the colonels, and assigned to the command of the Platte. Subsequently General Sherman put him in command of the department of Arizona, and about a year ago General Crook was placed in command of the department of Missouri. THE NEWS AT WASHINGTON Washington, March 21.—The news of the death of General Crook was a great shock to the officials of the war department. Secretary Proctor was par lieu lady affected by the intelligence as he had very intimate associations with the general during his recent visit at Washington a few weeks ago. He sent a per son a1 message of condolence to Mrs Crook and gave instructions for the preparation of a general order announc ing to the army the death of General Crook. Adjutant General Kelton said to day that the funeral arrangements will be conducted entirely in accordance with the wishes of the family and will to some extent depend on the time and place of burial. From his personal acquaintance with General Crook he was of the opinion that he would not care to have any particular pomp or ceremony at his funeral. The details will be arranged, however, as soon as the wishes of the family are known. EX PRESIDENT HAYES’ EULOGY. Fremont, O, March 21.—Ex-President Hayes will go to Chicago to attend the funeral services of General Crook. He was much affected by the sudden death of his old commander and reviewed th general’s record, paying a high tribute to his character both in public and private life. During the war, said General Hayes, officers and men alike loved Crook as a brother. In his intercourse, both with the officers and privates he was a model commander. To General Crook the private soldier was not only apart of a machine, but a fellow man, intrinsically the equal in intellect and worth of the officer who commanded him. Without lowering or loosening the reins of discipline he treated his subordinates accord ing to this high and enlightened esti mate Speaking of General Crook’s Indian campaigns and his dealings with the In diane General Hayes said: No statesman or philanthropist has framed theories for uplifting the red man which in their spirit and aim are more worthy a just, generous and powerful nation than the practical measures which Gen eral Crook has devised and in spite of discouragement and formidable obstacles has carried into actual administration. Entitled to the wreath that encircles the brow of a hero in war. he also achieved the pure fame which belongs to him, who taking the part of a weak, injured and almost friendless people, has had the supreme satisfaction of giving them a fair start and equal chance in the race of life. GENERAL SHERMAN’S TRIBUTE New York, March 21.—General Sherman, when he learned of the death of his old comrade in arms, General Crook, said : “General Crook was always a man on whom I could depend. He was the most successful man in dealing with the Indians that the United States ever had in its service- The Indiana respected and trusted him, and he could bring them around and make them amenable to reason where every one else failed. During the war of the rebellion Crook hard charge of the Second cavalry division stationed in Hlabama and did excellent service. During my fifteen years as com-mander-in-chief of the army I had ample opportunity to find out General Crook’s good traits, and I never found him sny-thing but a man who could be depended upon in every emergency.” ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUNERAL. Chicago, March 21.—In accordance with the*wishes of Mrs. Crook the fun oral services will be held Sunday afternoon. The remains will then be put on a special car and leave for Oakland, Maryland, in the afternon. General Crook’s staff officers and a small guard NOT IN FAVOR OF WAR. BEH. YOM CAPBIYf TO DUU63RATE SYSTEM OF SALOTAST CHAMS, But Germany’s New Chancellor will Follow the Peaceful Traditions Established by Prince Bismarck— Something About CaprivL Berlin, March 21.—The Tagblatt says that General von Caprivi, the new chancellor, will inaugurate a system of thorough and salutary changes, but will follow the peaceful traditions established by Prince Bismarck. A banquet was given at the Schloss ^evening. Emperor William toasted the Prince of Wales in a most ccmplimen Vary manner, and expressed his thanks for the reception given him in England, and drank to the continuancy of good relations between the two nations, and hoped their fleets and armies might still co oprrate in the cause of peace. The Prince of Wales thanked the emperor for the compliments paid and drank to the welfare of the emperor and empire. I boarded the westbound Santa Fe train before the marshal could lay hands on I him. M» AU LIFF* WHIPS CAB HO LL . AI a Stalbsn Ceettat at flaw Fria deco ta Forty Severn Re a« ae 8anfrancisco, March 22 —Tremendous interest was taken in the contest to-night between Jack McAuliffe and Jimmy Carroll at the California Athletec club, and fully two thousand people were in attendance. Thirty rounds were fought with no decided advantages, bot slightly in McAuliffe’s favor: In the twenty*ninth and thirtieth McAuliffe pounded Carroll about the neck and body until the latter staggered somewhat. The next few rounds were generally in McAuliffe’8 favor but both men displayed much cleverness. In the thirty-eighth round Carroll commenced to pound away at McAu-iiffe’s face and jaw. Carroll reached his mark half a dozen times and McAuliffe was evidently b scorning dazed. He struck out weakly but Carroll would get awa? safely and came back with another j ab in McAuliffe’s face. Carroll reheated this performance in the next round though with not such a good effect. Mc ftuliffe won the fight in the forty -seventh round. DULL AND St UNIMPORTANT SESSION OF THE STATE LEB1SLAT0RE. The G&leve&ten Deep Water-Harbor Resolution in the House—The Senate—Committee Work—General State News and Notea. MUST DIS BY ELECTRICITY. BIS 3ft A RL K’S SU GUSS SOR. Se •tidal Aboil the New Nu Who Succeeds the Iron Chancellor. Berlin, March 21.—The appointment of General von Caprivi as reicnskangler will doubtless be even more of a surprise in America than it was here, and yet it is well known that there is no man in the army who so thoroughly possesses the confidence of the emperor as this closet warrior. He bears the full and formidable name of George Leo von Caprivi de Caprera de Montecuculi. and he has just now entered his sixtieth year. General Caprivi is a lineal descendant of the great Count Raimond de Montecu cuii, who was so prominent a figure in the wars of the seventeenth century, and whose great work, 4 Me mori della Guerra de Instrzione d’un Generale,” is the foundation of the whole system of German strategy. Von Caprivi is an author like his illustrious ancestor. He has the credit of being the foremost theoretic soldier cf Europe, although he has never seen powder burned in anger more than three times. His promotion in the army was duo chiefly to the profound impression which he made upon Von Moltke during the war of 1866. Von Caprivi was attached to the general staff iu the campaign leading up to Sadowa, and his masterly management of the staff work laid the basis for his later fortunes. One cf the feats for which he is given credit is the outline of the siege and reduction of Metz, formally handed in by him to the commander-in-chief immediately upon the breaking out of tha Franco-Pruesian war and before the affair of Saarbruck. Every portion of his plan is said to have been worked out in the field with exactly the predicted results. Caprivi is a familiar Mure in Berlin, where he has for tha/last seven years been chief of the admiralty, a position corresponding to that of the secretary of the navy in America. He is a man of medium height, with thin gray hair and a long, grizzled mustache. He wears glasses and has the air rather of a prosperous professor in the university than the most scientific soldier now living, as he undoubtedly is. His advancement to the chancellerie is believed to bs due to Von Moltke’s ardent friendship and admiration for him, a sentiment which he has brought the young “war lord” to share. As stated above he descends from the Montecuculis, a very ancient family of Modena, settled in Germany in 1640. His father was a brave soldier and his grandfather was killed in the battle of Leipsic. The new chancellor was born in Feb • ruary, 1831, at Berlin and entered the army in 1849. The army list gives his record as follows:    April    I, 1849, in the Kaiser Franz Garde grenadier regiment; second lieutenant, 1850; premier lieutenant. 1859; major on the great general staff 1866; commander infantry brigade in Stettin, 1878; commander of the guards in Berlin, 1881; lieutenant general and commander of Metz, 1882; commander of Hanover, 1882; chief of the admiralty, 1883; and now reichskanz ier of the empire, 1890. Curiously enough, like Count Taaffe, the Austrian premier, Von Caprivi is largely of Irish blood. He is a direct descendent of the Spanish O’Dannels, and is a relative on his mother’s side of Marshal MacMahon, late president of the French republic. Guesses at the policy of the new administration would be, of course, premature, but the advancement of Von Caprivi is taken to mean here practically the opening of an era of pure militarism. The new chancellor is a Prussian soldier through and through, with hardly an idea beyond pipe clay and bayonets As the saying runs on Unter den Linden, “we had a man with a hand of iron under a velvet glove; now we have the iron hand without the glove.” OKNXBAL FOREIGN NEWS. A Bae# Bell Player Will Mane a He ase Baa Off of aa Electric Battery New York, March 21.—James J. Slocum, a base ball player, was sentenced to death this morning for the .murder of his wife. This is the first sentence of death according to the new law passed in this city. The counsel for the prig oner asked the court to state the manner and mode of carrying out the sentence. If tLe result of the sentence be that Blo cum was to be put to death by electricity he objected on the grounds that it was cruel, inhuman and unconstitutional Without making reply the judge sentenced Slocum to execution in the mode and manner prescribed by law during the week beginning May 5:h next. FIRS BUGS ON THE RASS PAGH. City The Situation la th* Colorado Political Triable! Colorado City, Colo., March 21 — There are no new developments in the political troubles here to day, but the excitement is running high. Late last night and after the mayor’s residence and the residence of the Grand Avenue Crystal Palace burned. Two Spatial to Ths Hiwk-Iti. Des Moines, March 21 —The Galveston harbor resolution came up as unfinished business in the hcuse to-day, and after several attempts to lay it over, the resolution was amended so as to declare in favor of Babin Pass or any other good harbor and adopted. THE SENATE. Only routine work was done in the senate this morning, and the usual number of petitions and memorials were presented. Bills were introduced as follows: To fix telegraph tolls in Iowa; to provide for the settlement cf difficulties by arbitration; to fix and regulate the rental of telephones. Attempts were made to call up for consideration bills and resolutions, but the chair ruled that under the provisions of a concurrent resolution, adopted by both house s for three days, t othing could be done but receive petitions and memorials, bills, messages and committee reports for reference. COMMITTEE WORK. The house committee reported favorably on the compulsory education bib a few days ago. but withdrew it, and are now a tie on it. The committee on intemperance have agreed to report agal ast toe repeal of the pharmacy law. Tee committee on ways and means will report an anti-trust bill similar to the Missouri law, but more stria.'ent. Senate committees have adopted the bill providing for a collateral inheritance tax od all prof erty passing by will or otherwise to certain parsons; aho requiring all corporations for pecuniary pro fit to pay a franchise tax; also a tramp bill. ANTI-FRO BIBI TION. hard captivated Stevenson, and the affair culminated in their elopement. They first went to Peoria, then to Aurora, and have now gone to eastern Michigan. Prior to their departure from here Stevenson secured all the money he could on his restaurant fixtures, which are said to have been already mortgaged. Interest* ing developments are promised in the near future. A Yowl Lada's Fatal Fall* Maxwell, lo., March 21.—One of our most prominent young ladies, Miss Ella Freed sister of our stock dealer, Benjamin Freed, fell down stairs and died in six hours. She had had la grippe and was still weak and fainted as she was going up stairs. Deatn of Hembdea Bael. Special to Tai Hawx-Eyk. Keokuk March 31.— Hambden Bael, a prominent citizen and Mason, die«t here to day, aged 66 He will be burial with Masonic ritual Sunday. IOWA IN BRIEF. burning of the American hotel, R. J. Reece. hotel and the variety theatre were suspicious characters have been arrested charged with be ing incendiaries. The city is patrcled to night by one hundred special police men, and any person caught attempting to repeat last night’s outrages will be summarily dealt with. JOHNSTOWN AG A IN THREATENED Tile River Ie Rlele* Rapidly aid the Streets are Flooded. Johnstown, Pa., Maich 21.—Quite a serious fined is threatened in the lower portion of the city, the rivers having been rising one foot an hour since two o’clock this afternoon, and as the snow has been melting fast all day a heavy volume of water is expected At nine o’clock to night the street at the stone bridge is covered to a depth of several feet and all travel at Cambria had to be across the stone bridge. It looks as if all the bridges might go and the people living in the lower part of town are moving out_ a big slabs factory. The Largest One la tbs World to be Founded at Ellwood, Indiana. Chicago, March 21.—A company has been organized here which its promoters say will build the largest plate glass factory in the world at Ellwood, Indiana and prove an important factor in competing with foreign glass. An application was sent to the secretary of state for a charter to-day, and the capital stock is fixed at $2,000 OGO The president of the company is Colonel A. L Conger, of Ohio, and among those aseo dated with him are: E G. Keith, of Chicago and George T. Perkins, of Akron, Ohio For some time past Colonel Conger has been experimenting at Ko komo, Indiana, in the manufacture of plate glass and the result has been the production of a glass which he says equals or excells the best French plate “We shall begin building at od ce,” said Colonel Conger, president of the company to day,” and will have works at Ellwood that will turn out 20 OOO feet of finished glass per day and give employment lo about 2 500 We have what we believe to be inexhaustible natural gas wells, and will give foreign manufacturers active competition.”_ WHAT'8 ITS COLORY WM. DUDLEY FOULK51*8 SCHERF. Hie Efforts to Mane Political Capital Oat cf Postoffice Removals Washington, March 21.—Much interest has been exdted at the postoffice department by the action of Wm Dudley Foulke, of Indiaha, in sending out inquiries to the presidential poatcfilles where changes have occurred since the 4th of March, 1889, especially to postmasters who have been removed. In speaking of the matter to day First Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson said: “We are receiving letters from newly appointed postmasters who have been addressed in this way. In quiries sent out in every instance that I have seen, show that the case has been prejudiced, and the change made | assumed be wrong. It is evidently an effort to get statements from removed and disappointed officials for political j use, and some of the aters show an intention to try and induce new postmasters to make statements of defense where no defense is needed. No political capital can be made out of these changes. The .president made no removals except for cause, delinquincy in official duties, inefficiency in service or violation of the law.” _ GENERAL WASHINGTON NX WE Tbe Compoaid Lard BUI Reported to tie Heal# Washington, March SI.—Representative Brosius, from the committee on agriculture, to-day reported favorably to the house with an amendment, the Conger bill defining * lard,” and imposing a tax upon and regulating the manufacture, etc., of compound lard. The report accompanying the bill says the main fen lures of the bill are similar to the oleomargarine law which the committee says has given general satisfaction. The report concludes with the statement that the compound lard trade aa carried on is a stupendous, commercial fraud, which it is Urn duty of congress to suppress. , "Why doesn't he take Hood's Sarsaparilla?” it tbs general inquiry of friends when a per-•on suffers from any disease of the blood. Burned command immediately after Gen- regular soldiers will attend eral Crook’s death has charge of the arrangements for the funeral. He is in communication with Secretary of War Proctor. Mrs. Crook’s desire that the body be taken to Oakland, Maryland, for burial, and her request has been forwarded to the secretary. GENERAL CROOK'S CAREER. La Grippe—Do not use medicine to lower your temperature suddenly. Use w ____________ Hoffman’s    Harmless Headache Powders. • resolution setting lpm* nm* J Agency et Henry’s drag store. Sketch of Ike Old Amy Officer—A Life of Warfare George Crook was bom near Dayton, Ohio, September 8, 1828. He was appointed from Ohio to the military academy at. West Point July I, 1848, and graduated in 1852, and was appoint brevet second lieutenant July, 1852. Ater serving awhile it the garrison at Ft. Columbus, New York, he was sent out to Benicia barracks. California. He was transfered to Ft Jones, Calafor-nia, where served until 1855. His principal duty while there was escorting the topographical party that was making a survey of Rogue river He was on this duty from 1855 to 1856. On March ll, 1856, he was promoted to first lieutenant, and was in command of the Pitt river expedition in 1857. In a skirmish with the indians he was wounded with an arrow. He had two other little Indian fights, one on the 2i of July, 1859, and the other July 26th, the same year. He was transferred to Fort Tor watsw in the latter part of 1857, and in March, 1858, went to Fort Van-vonver, Washington Territory, where he took part in the Yakimo expedition. He was then transferred back to Fort Ter wataw, where he served until 1861. In 1861 he was made captain in the Fourth infantry and came east and was assigned to duty in West Vir ginia. September Seventeenth, 1862. he was made colonel of the Thirty-sixth Ohio volunteers, and was put in com mend of the Third provisional brigade. He participated in the action of Lewisburg, W. Va, where he was badly wounded. For his gallantry there hi was made brigadier-general of volun teen. the commission dating September 2,1862, and brevetted lieutenant-colonel in the regular army. He was engaged la the battle of South Mountain, September 14 1863, and Antistate, Septum ber 17,1863. He WM then transferred Out of respect of tile memory of General Crook the Steele court-martial was to-day adjourned until Monday. THE GRIM RE AFER. Dr. Deatn Frexxx Cktld-blrtn of Mrs T. Pirate, ef Moulton. Special to Thi Ha wk-Kyi. Moulton, March 21.—Mrs. Dr. E T. Frintz, the wife of one of our leading physicians and the daughter ef William Marshall, of this city, died at three a. rn. to-day. The child which cost its mother its life only weighs three and one-half pounds and at last accounts is alive and doing well. Funeral to-morrow at ll o’clock.    _ GENERAL 7. H. SMITH DEAD. 21.—General The Cottoa Industry Par alf zed by the Coal Mlaere' Stria o London, March 21 —The Bolton cot* ton industry is paralyzed in consequence of the coal miners’ strike, and thirty thousand looms are idle in Burnley. THE DUKE OF MANCHESTER DEAD. London, March 22.—The duke of Manchester is dead. IN FEAR OF AVALANCHES. London. March 21 —In many parts of Switzerland the villagers are retreating to the valleys, enormous avalanches being imminent. IN THE COMMONS London, March 21.— In the commons this evening Ll Bouchere moved an abolition of hereditary representatives in parliament. The people would not long tolerate the idea that several hundreds of nen were born with'the privilege to interfere with the government and to legislate aa a class. The house had a A Curious Phase of the Dallas City ••duettos tass Special to TBI Hawk-Eye. Dallas City, 111., March 21.—The citizens of this place are worked up over the prosecution of a negro minister, named Narmao Trolliver, by a young woman named Mary E Nichols, white. The court after hearing the evidence pro and con held Tolliver to bail for his appearance at the April term of the county court. The child, now about three months old, was exhibited in court at the trial. It has some very peculiar marks about it. One thing could not be controverted that two white persons could not be parents to a mulatto child. One or the other must be a negro. Whether the child is a mulatto or not, it is a nut to crack._ A HUN IBR KILLED. Iowa Republicans Call a Conferamec to Gal tbs Liquor Law Madifltd, Des Moines, March21.—As a result of several weeks’ work in correspondence and persona! visits, the committee ap pointed to arrange for a state conference of anti-prohibition republicans have issued the following call. The organization started only a few weeks ago has a’rt-ady secured the co operation of over 5 OGO of the most active republicans in tile state. The business men especially, who are tired of prohibition, have most numerously joined the organization. Many prohib ironists, who are ready to concede local option, leaving prohibition whera it is effective, are intsre^ted in the movement. The conference will mark a new era in Iowa politics Ex-G ivernor Kirkwood he&dB the movement, and will attend the conference. Anti prohibition republicans thick they see in this move anent an opportunity to get their party out of a rut, and upon the platform of the party in other states. Tee call, signed by a number of representative republicans of the state, is as follows: THE CALL. An informal meeting was recently held in Des Moines, at which the attitude of the republican party respecting prohibition was considered. The meeting was composed of republicans who, while in accord with their party, disapprove the existing prohibitory law, and for that reason some of them have been unable to give the party full support in state and county elections. The situation seemed to warrant a meeting of republicans, holding substantially similar views, from all parts of the state It was therefore resolved to propose a conference of those who favor and will assist in securing such a modification of the present pro bibitory law as will extend local option to certain communities At the meeting mentioned, the undersigned were author zed and directed to make the necessary arrangements for the conference. In accordance therewith, the several counties of the state are invited to gelee t delegations, to meet at the Grant Repub Mean club rooms, in Des Moines, on the 2nd day of April, 1890. at two o’clock, p rn , for the purpose of taking such action upon the subject as they may then determine. In counties in which no organization exists, or may be effected, it is hoped that any persons in sympathy with the objects of the conference will be present and they will be recognized as if regu larly accredited. Reduced rates upon the various railroads of the state are being secured. 8. J Kirkwood. Iowa City. Craig L Wright, Sioux City. Joe R Lane. Davenport. Jab C. Davis, Keokuk. Bam D. Pryce, Iowa City. Frank Thornburg, Clinton. F. Weis Council Bluffs. A. B. Cumming, Des Moines. Glo E Clape, Algona. C P. Squires. Burlington. D. E. Lyon, Dubuque Geo. W. French, Davenport. H. 8. Fair*ll. Iowa City. JAM Collins, Keokuk. Wm G Thompson, Marion. Morrison, Fort Madison. Woodard. Le Mars. Windsor, Des Moines. Whitney, Lyons Committee. Jailed for an Insult.—At Keokuk a young man of eighteen was fined 335 and sent to jail for making an insulting remark to a lady passing on the sidewalk. Painters Form a Trust.—A painters trust has just formed at Ft. Dodge, all the painters of the city have joined, and will advance the scale of price* in all kinds of work Ice Moving Gut at McGregor.—The ice was aet moving out rf the Mississippi river at McGregor yesterday, and the river, it is txpected. will be clear of ice to lay. An Iowa Monger Fined.—Israel Detach, an lows monger, of Keokuk, was tined 850 dollars for purchasing old iron of minor a without the consent of their parents. Southwest Iowa Editors.—The fourth annual meeting of the Southwest Iowa Press Association will be held at Des Moines to day A brief session devoted mainly to renewing acquaintance* was held Jan night. Fined for Selling Cider —In the district court at Toledo Judge Kinne tined one Cass a Tama restaurateur, $300 for selling hard 1 Ider Much sym-patny is expressed for the man in Tama and many will sign a petition to the governor asking a rimission of the fine. Swindler Captured —W. F Carlin was arrested at Cedar Rapids Wednesday, and taken to Ar.atm ss for trial on a charge of forging checks on a bogus BL Louis bank. Carlin had a number of aliases and had duped a multitude of vie-time He will undoubtedly stay at moss. SHB DOWNED THE BOY. How a Placer Gelee bar* Punished a Hsfroetorr robolar* Galk&bubo Iii.. March 21.—Not long since tho directors of the Henderson school hired Miss Bertie Randall ss sn assistant teacher in t heir school. Several weeks avo a boy pupil of same thirteen or fourteen years old. was either behindhand in his lessons, or had misbehaved, so that the teacher ordered ha to stay in the school room after school was dismissed. The teacher and the boy were therefore alone, and aha proceeded to either make him get his eeson or punish bim. Bartic isn’t mora than sixteen herself, and the boy is a ig, muscular fellow. The nervy little gill determined to punish him, and eo they had it. First the teacher was on top and then the boy, and the struggle asted, as the people say. ab* ut forty minutes. But the plucky girl conquered at last; and it is to the credit of 1 he father of the boy to say that when he got home his father gave him a good sound threshing, and vindicated the teacher. { J B C P J. H D. Lexington, Va , March    .**„    ™ - F. H. Smith, superintendent of the > it- I spectacle before it of the men excluded ennia lCilifnfv ixfli^itntA fliAf)    ut OX I    Jockey Club ginia Military institute, died to-night paralysis    He graduated from West Point hi 1833. GRANDMA BEAUGH. Special to Thy Hawk-Eye. _    ^    ,__ Adrien, IIL, March 21.—Grandma Reaugh died at four thirty this morning at her daughter’s residence, Mrs. Isaac Bellows. She was seventy-four ye*18 old. 8 M Reaugh will start for Missouri with the remains in the morning. died of “grinders’ consumption Rock Island, March2l.—Samuel Sea-crisht, aged forty-five years and living alone in the western end of this city, was found dead in his bed this morning by friends. He was employed at tne stove works and was a sufferer from grinders' consumption. He disappeared about a week ago and It is supposed, he and warned off of the race courses and yet be able to interfere with the legislation of the nation. The motion was rejected 201 to 139. THE PRINCE OF WALES AT BERLIN. Berlin, March 21.—The Prince of Wales arrived here this morning. He was received at the railway station by the Emperor, Empress Frederick and all her daughters and a number of princes of the reigning families of the German empire. The emperor and Prince of Wales entered a carriage and were driven to the imperial castle, escorted by a detachment of cavalry. A RIOT AT KOETHE ICE BtM.ni, March 21.—The workmen’s meeting et Koepnnick becoming too demonstrative lest night the gen d’ armes A riot ensued Am decide*tally DlsoMarccd Lead of I DaeaaMot Ta*ce tao Life of Goon# j Stair, Special to Th* Hawk-Byb. Forker, Mo., March 21 —This morn-1 ing George Stair, of Brookfield, Missouri, and a companion started from La Clede on a railroad velocipede. Their destine tion was Sumner, Missouri, for a good duck-hunt on Grand river. When about a mile east of here a loaded gun became loose from ite fastenings on the car and fell to the ground discharging its load of duckshot into the breast cf Mr. Stair just opposite the heart. Death resulted in a few minutes. The sad accident occurred about seven o’clock this morning. ■ELECTED A SITE. DANCED ON AIEL Two Mardsrera and aa G Hailed. Plaquemine, La , March 21 —Prince Saund.r, colored was hsrged to day for the murder of Rhody Walker, his mistress. Franklin, La., March 21 —Edmond N icb>las, a negro eighteen years of age, was hanged to-day for the murder of a poung girl several months ago. AN OUTRAGBB LYNCHED. Huntsville Ala , March 21.—Robert Moseley colored, was lynched this afternoon near here for an attempted outrage on a white girl. RUhop X»k«r cv m rn «aded far adaptation. Reading Pa., March 21—The committee of ministers investigating Bishop Eiher, of Chicago, arrived at a verdict this afternoon. They found him guilty of all the charges, and recommended that be be suspended as bishop an as minister of the Evangelical denora;nation until the general conference in 1891. Held to ta* Greed Jery. New York, March 21.—When the investigation in the Clawson Sixth National Bank cise opened this morning, Claw sen’s counsel said he would offer no testimony on behalf of the accused, but would allow the case to rest on its merits. Cla&sien was then held to await the action of the grand jury. Execution Centi ta- £ aet SJL/™*tuck of Itindertook to suppress it retired to his home, suffered sn areae*1.    ...    r., End dtod without -i•twee,1    '**'*    OT#*md He has bo relatives in this country. HJJ wife obtained a divorce from him three years ago and has married since, in® sum of $300 was found here and to ere about the house. One room of the dwelling contained a regular arsenal of arms of all kinds and all of than were loaded. Bofaaed a BeHearlas, Ottawa, IIL, March 21 .—1The supreme court has refused a rehearing in the case of the Chicago Gas trust. The effect of 'the decision is to declare the trust an illegal organization._ Towlota, I Whether on pleasure bent or business, I should take on every trip a bottle of! | Syrup of Figs, as it sets most pleasantly and effectually on the kidneys, liver and bowels, preventing fevers, headaches and other forms of sickness. For sale I in 50c and ti bottles by all leading druggists.___ wm-i    —"Dr.    JekilL” Monday night. _ gen a* anne was killed and I    _I—_ many injured with stones and knives. I tim a aaa soar aa atta* caampteaafclp. BAQUET resigns his BUAT    I MONTREAL, March* 21—C Gordon, Pabib. March 21.—N&quet resigned his I fly# mile champion skater of 1889, to-seat in the senate to day. He said he I night won the ten mile amateur skating only entered tim senate in order to secure | championship of Canada in    *— The New Motlier-Hoise of the 8Icier* of the Bloused Virgil Mary at Da ■aq ae. Dubuque, March 21.—Ground was broken Wednesday for the magnificent new mother house to be erected by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The design con tem plates a stru store with a frontage of 600 feet. It will be built on the crest of a huge bluff be low the city, overlooking the Mississippi valley for miles and commanding a view of three states. About forty sisters bu perior from various stations of the order were present yesterday, and under their direction the exact site was selected This order, tile center of which is at Du buque, now includes 800 members, distributed at forty-three stations, principally in Illinois and Iowa. The new mother house when completed will coat several hundred thousand dollars. BEBB FOE SIOUX CITY. by KUeirlelty lienal Albany. March 21.—The court of peals bas affirmed the judgments of courts below in the Ktruler murder declaring the electrical execution constitutional and holding that no error wm committed on the trial of the ac* cused. ____________ Waehirgtoa Gees to tike Alia*HO. Louisville Ky., March21 —President Bade, of *he A.tlaotic Association, to-day notified President Pnelps, of the American Association, that the Washington National League club had been admitted to the Atlantic Association. This leaves the National League with but nine dohs. Aa Ex-Ilaie Treaearer Arrested* Jackson, Mich , March 21.—The district attorney to day made affidavit against ex-State Treasurer Hemingway, charging him with the embezzlement of state fur ds Hemingway was arrested and gave $25 OOO bail for his appearance Ne safer remedy eau be bad fofthan C »ia* cr any trouble of the » ccntr “Brown’s Bronchial Trochee. Price » carn*. Bold only rn boxes. _ —Secure tickets for Monday night, on| sale this morning. a divorce. He prefers to be In the! chamber elected by popular suffrage The reading of his resignation caused an I uproar. i Broke rn Man's Jaw. Dallas City, BL, March 31.—A warrant was sworn out the other evening by Jennie Oberholtzsr against Ben Hewitt, charging said Hewitt with breaking her J 43 seconds. This American record 39 minutes 8:05 below the Brewery Mea Claim that tho Prohibitory Law Ie to ha Kcpcalcd. Sioux City, March 21.—D. Kruz, of Louis, general manager of the An houser Busch Brewing company, and H. Yeas, of Omaha, a brewery architect, have been in the city looking for a site for a big beer warehouse and have secured an option on property valued at HOO OOO lliey claim to hava inside information that the Iowa prohibitory law is to ba repealed bf the present legislature. FLED WITH ▲NOTHEIS*! WIFE. at Mas em Hanford9* Aes Useful in all forms of dyspepsia. Complexion Powder rn rnhrasbud'* j«w, prnromnbly tm rn drunken Of Urn rafljwd toilet m tm. oum»»- .HESS I raw. Brid H.wtt "Mtlttig rn mom" 'Z   ■—et. end PMttT A ti* chisel to learned* New York, March 31 —Attachments aggregating 3115 OOO were issued against F. We Alcock, the silk manufacturer, to day___ Use Hibbard’s "Herb Extract” for tee blood llepMMBtta Hl*h Bsolely City, Iowa. Mason City, March 31 —Ae elopement in high society has just come to light I here In September last E J. Stevenson, of Aurora. Illinois, came to this city and engaged in the mercantile business Mrs Addis K. Stoddard, also from Aurora, came here about the same time with her husband, and the latter was employed by Stevenson. The charms of Mrs. Biod- Hibbard's “Herb blond A Bx tract cures scrofula *TrmAtrrfnl Ona." Deepoadeaey Led to Saloldo* Chicago, March 21 — W. 8 Barbola, an express messenger from Naperville^ came to this city on a spree a few days ago and to day committed suicide in a fit of despondency. Rome Pleasest “BerZia*.” We understand that everything if amiss at Vassar. When a turtle wants to look into any* thing he puts out his head. Gladstone’* axes are in great demand. This ie because he is such a good fefljfK A restaurant where dishes are cents each is a nickei-plate < meat It becomes second nature for an less man to do things in Mi cif-hand The hen would make a good poet. She is always ready so set lay. * Spring seems to have been spc with river waters that have been for a rise. When a short man falls in love tall girl the first indication is that gins to wear a stove-pipe hat Ifs wonderful how much i stand until you see them doing It in where all the men are seated pears* Is the unrest ens beek —Fresh oysters only st Bongafa. ;

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