Burlington Hawk Eye, March 27, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

March 27, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 27, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BUELINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 27, 1890. [Puce: 15 Cents per Week. THE ANTI-TOST BILL CRATES QUITE A STIR AMORS THE MATINAL CONSTITUTION MAIERS. To be Toted on To-day—-A Bill for the Admission of Wyoming Territory Taken Up in I he House—Program of Business—Notes. Washington, March 26.—In the senate Sherman presented a substitute for the first of the meat inspection bill, which was ordered printed. The committee on naval affairs reported a joint resolution authorizing the secretary of the navy to remove the naval magazine from Ellis island in New York harbor ani to purchase a site for and to erect a naval magazine at some other point and making an appropriation of 176 OOO for the purpose. It was amended, making a further appropriation of $75,000 to enable the secretary of the treasury to improve Ellis island for immigration purposes. The joint resolution was then passed. Mr. Edmunds moved an order that from and after Monday next the senate ■hall meet at ll a. rn., but an objection was offered, and the matter went over till to morrow. The anti trust bill was taken up and various amendments made. Mr. Spooner offered an amendment to the first section, giving the courts authority (rn addition to other remedies) to issue writs of injunction prohibiting and restraining combinations from proceeding any further in business except to wind up their affairs. The legal bearing and the effect of the amendment as well ae the bill generally, was discussed by Spencer, Gray, Hoar, Stewart, Vest, Reagan and Eustis. After some remarks in reply to something said by Reagan yesterday, Vest said he would not say another word about the constitution. He was prepared to “join the procession.'’ He would like for the senator from Ohio (Sherman) to say whether be considered the clause incorporated in the bill by Ingalls amendment (imposing a tax on the dealings in options) constitutional or not. He characterized the bill as a “remarkable act of legislative legerdemain.’’ Mr. Eustis said he regarded the bill as the grossest usurpation of states’ rights ever attempted in the history of the government. Mr. Ingalls said the amendment was not intended to interfere with bargains, purchases, sales or the exchange of any products of which parties might be possessed, or producers, or which they intended actually to deliver. It was directed against the gigantic modern invention known as “dealing in futures.” His amendment has been met at every stage of the proceedings by interposition, some question of order, or some question of etiquette, or some question of constitutionality. The people of the United States, Ingalls continued, have a reasonable degree of respect for the constitution, but they are not afraid of it. The constitution was a growth and not a manufacture; and the constitution of 189(1 (ny reason of the operation of the will of the people who made it) was a vastly different instrument from the constitution of 1789. Its authors would not know it. They had made it for a specific purpose—not for the object of enabling country lawyers to devise definitions or to put obstacles and barriers to the will of the people. But the constitution was perpetually invoked by narrow and rigid and iilib era! constructionists as insuperable carriers against every effort to benefit the condition of the people. The senators supporting the bill have been taunted with bad faith, with false chi [vary, with fighting a sham battle because they attempted to carry into effect the provision which is entirely within the limits and purview of the constitution. Those gentlemen (Eustis, George aud Vest) had spent considerable time endeavoring to distroy that consti tution. They now plead on every occasion. There has been no step in national progress for the last thirty five years against which these senators have not risen and declared it against the constitution He (Ingalls) recollected Here was once a great demonstration to prove there was no power in the constitution to coerce the state which saw fit to go out of the union, yet people had found it. There have been similar protests against the abolition of slavery, re con struction of lawB, etc. Recently, when a resolution was offered to inquire into the violation of the law in Mississippi they had risen up and declared it a viola tion of the constitution. The government had the right to go anywhere else in the world where the rights of American citizens were violated but had no power to take care of the rights of American citizens assailed in Mississippi. He commended to those construers of the con •titution the contemplation of the results of their criticisms during the last thirty years. Mr. Vest said if the senators representing the southern states were to be under the proscription announced by the senator from Kansas, they might as well be out of the union. He was under obligations to obey the constitution, but hot to take the construction put upon it by Ingall. He moved an amendment to Ingalls amendment, making the license $10,000 instead of $1,000. Mr. Eustis also replied to IngaH’s remark briefly and argued against the amendment.    If the    senator (Ingalls) sought to    correct    the morals of the people, he (Eustis)    asked him to leave out Louisiana. Mr. Ingalls—We want to take hold of your lottery bill by and by. Mr.Best*s amendment was then adopted, as were also the following: By Butler, extending the provisions bill to stocks and bonds; by Eustis, extending powers to cotton prints, steel rails, boots and    shoes,    lead and lum ber; by Blair, including woolen goods and whisky, and all kinds of intoxicating drinks. The committee of the whole then rose, reported the bill, and after an executive session the senate adjourned. THS HOUSH. putative in the congress of the Toited States, and he defended thai provision of Ole constitution of the territory extending the right of suffrsge to women. Mr. Dockery opposed the bill as a partisan measure. Mr. Oates opposed the measure because it proposed to give women the right to vote and made the attendance at schools compulsory Mr. Dunnell, of Minnesota, said he was inclined to vote against the bill on account of the woman’s suffrage clause. Mr Washington, of Tennessee, attacked the woman’s suffrage clause and held that the people of Wyoming had violated the prevision of the act of organization limiting suffrage to the white male, and said a woman might be sent from Wyoming to the senate. Mr. Kerr, of Iowa, thought the opponents of the bill were in bad straits whee they fell back for objection upon the woman suffrage provision. Mr. Kelly, of Kansas, said he would not be frightened if women had seats on the floor of the house and perhaps it would result in a benefit. Mr. Morey, of Ohio, favored the bill and advocaied civil and legal enfranchisement of women in all the states of the union. After further debate the house took a recess until eleven o’clock to-morrow. A GRAND FEATURE. A Strictly American Concert Given at Hie Capital City. Washington, March 26—This evening at the Lincoln music hall in the presence of distinguished and a critical audience, an important step was taken in the work placing American music on a plane with the other branches of American art by the rendition for the first time of a concert program selected wholly from the composition of Americans. The idea of distinctively American concerts attracted considerable attention among music-loving persons throughout the country and resulted in directing notice to the rapid progress made in the United States within but a comparatively recent period, not only in performance, but in the study and composition of music. The entertainment to-night, which was under the auspices of the National Conservatory of Music, is intended to he the inaugural of a series of strictly American concerts, #hich Mrs. Thurber the projector of the echeme hopes she will embrace the leading cities of the country, the object being more fully to apprise the American people of the works of native born citizens, and to stimulate an increasing interest in music of a high grade. The soloists at these courts are also to be Americans, and in many instances the selections are to be personally conducted by the composers The concerts will conclude with a grand American comp sere’ festival, the first of the kind ever held, to take place at Omaha November 27, 28 and 29. At the same time the examination for the national conservatory of music to be held at Omaha for the states of Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri. The program to night presented a representative group of American composers. The selections consisted of short pieces adapted to illustrate and contrast diversity and originality of thought, adeptness at orchestration and typical characteristics of each composer Each number on the program was well and carefully rendered and the American composers’ concert very successfully inaugurated. _ GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS TE* WFR Urns Afimteeiaa BUI UiStr CsiUSwitlra. Washington, March 26.—Lawler, of Illinois, to-day introduced a bill granting s pension of $2 OOO a year to the widow of the late General Crook. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, from the committee on rules reported a joint resolution making the Wyoming admission bill the special order for to-day. A recess to be taken at 5.30 this afternoon until eleven o'clock to-morrow, and the previous question to be considered as ordered at one o'clock. The resolution wes adopted and the Wyoming bill was then taken up. Mr. Barnes, of Georgia, opposed the bill because he believed there were gross irregularities in the adoption of the con stituiion of Wyoming and that the tern tory did not contain the population requisite for admission into the union. Mr. Carey* Wyoming, made strong plea for the admission of Wyo The House Committee Opposed to State Uniformity in School Text Books— Dodge’s Labor Day Bill Passed —Other Matters of Interest. A Procram of Bsalntn Arrs>|«4 la tao Stoat*. Washington, March 26.—A brief caucus of republican senators was held this morning at which the order of business arranged by the committee appointed at a recent conference was approved. This program includes the anti-trust bill, the administrative customs bill, the land forfeiture bill and the bills for the admission of territories to the union. Besides there will occur a debate on the Montana election case which will be called up next Monday. An effort was made to put the World’s Fair bill in the program, but the effort was unsuccessful aB it was intended to include only those measures now pending in the senate. It was determined to pass an order to fix eleven o’clock as the time of meeting of the senate QUONG LEE WANTEE WIEBE. Quong Lee, a Chinese laundryman at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, asked the treas ury department whether he can send to China for his wife and children. He says he intended to become a citizen of the United States and intimates he is wealthy. In reply Assistant Secretary Tichener says his occupation as a laun dryman does not exclude him from the class of laborers and that he cannot claim immunity for his relatives from the Jhinese restriction act by reason of his ntention to become a citizen of the United States. Since the law prohibits the admission of any Chinese to citizen ship the wife and children cannot be ad mitted otherwise th&mgg|on the production of a certificate IU n the Oiliness government declaring^ them persons other than laborers. VIOLATED THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW. Warrants to day were sworn out by C A. Newton and J. J. Verser upon the charge of violating the civil service law n soliciting and receiving contributions from government employes for political purposes. Newton and Verser were iresident and treasurer of the “Old Dominion Republican League.” THE MEAT INSPECTION BILL Senator Sherman to day introduced ’urther amendment to the meat inspection bill reported by him, providing that salted pork and bacon shall not be inspected unless the laws of the country to which it is proposed to export the meat require inspection, or unless the buyer, seller or exporter of the meat desires in spection. The bill is also amended so as to make it a misdemeanor to counterfeit, change, deface or destroy any of the inspection marks or devices. OPTIONS AND FUTURES. The house committee on agriculture has authorized a favorable report with amendments on the bill introduced by Jutterworth, defining options and fu tures and imposing special taxes on dealers therein. WORKING ON THE TARIFF The republican members of the ways and means committee spent the day in consultation over the tariff bill. Severa delegations were heard. The principal action of the day was the reconsideration of the decision to tax hides, and they have been restored to the free list The duty on jute and bagging was increased CONFIRMATIONS. Pay Director—Thomas H. Looker to be chiel of the bureau of pensions sad clothing and paymaster general of rho navy. Postmasters—Illinois, F. G. Diefen-bach, Reek Island; J. H. Weeks, Upper Alton; George Woodruff, Farmington. Iowa—Wm. T. Moulton. Stuart Nebraska—J. B. Hartwell, Hastings; S. L Andrews, Crete; F. B. Heivey, Nebraska City. South Dakota—N C. Nash, Can ton. Wisconsin—I. B. Smith, Kilbourn City. CONGRESSIONAL GOSSIP. The house committee on public lands to day directed favorable report on the senate bill providing for the appointment of surveyor generals of North and South Dakota. No action was taken on the bill authorizing Aberdeen, South Da kola, to purchase certain lands for school purposes. the billa for the erection public buildings to-dav reported to the G ETAILS OF TESTEIDirS DOBBS QI THE BERER4L ASSEMBLY. UC.) j':e, s Th* Hawk-Eva Bttbkau, Capitol Building, Dks Moibss, la., Marco The action of the house committee on text books yesterday afternoon waa significant. In spite of the instruction by resolution to the contrary the committee decided adversely to state uniformity and thereby showed a preference for some other method of school-bcok reflation. The senate committee also showed itself very strongly opposed to state uniformity by substituting Wool son’s bill for Finn’s. The Finn bill provided for state uniformity. Woolson’s ill offers a variety of propositions and eaves plenty of room for experimentation. In the first place it creates a board of school-book commissioners, consisting of the governor, secretary of state, state superintendent cf public instruction, and these select books to be contracted far. eople in the districts, however, are the ones to decide whether they will have this series or not, or whether they will have free text books or no. In fact they are compelled to choose something and having once chosen, they must abide by their decision for. The house committee this morning was considering the Powers bill. This provides for optional free text books and district purchase. The committee got together at eight o’clock and spent a full hour considering the subject. What was considered mainly was an amendment by Russell looking toward county uniformity. The committee adjourned to meet again at four o’clock to decide the matter. The following bills were introduced: By Head, by request—To confer upon cities and towns additional powers in regard to construction of street railways and the motive power thereof ; a1 so to authorize crossing of railway tracks by street railways. By Holbrook—To require all doors of public halls and opera houses to be so constructed as to open outwardly, and provide penalties for violation thereof. By Kyte—To provide for relief of Lea-man Bannet. By Lane, by request—To protect consumers of water supplied by water companies; amendatory of chapter IO, title 4, of the code relating to cities and towns By Mack—To establish a state normal school at Macksburg. By McFarland, by request—To require Jnited States flags to be placed on ail public school bull ings and provide for military instruction. By Mitchell—To amend the law in re-ation to printing proceedings of boards of supervisors. By Richman, by rf quest—To appropriate money to pay expenses of Iowa exhibit at the World’s Fair. By Roe—To define the crime of usury and provide punishment therefor. By Wilson—'The amend law in relation to encouragement of horticulture and forestry. By Chase, by request—To empower the court to appoint a clerk of the grand ury not a member thereof. By D,)lph—To amend the law in relation to the election of school officers. By Ewart—To require railways to make connections by means of switches with other roads at terminal points. A resolution was adopted requiring the railway commissioners to have an additional supply of railway maps printed and pay for them out of the funds in hand. Another resolution adopted instructs the appropriations committee to prepare, have printed and placed on the desks of members two days before action on appropriations, bills, estimates of receipts and expenditures for the period beginning July I, 1889, to June 30,1891. The joint resolution favoring placing Ute and sisal grass on the free list was taken up and passed in about fifteen minutes, as against a week in the senate. The Dodge labor day bill was also taken up and passed. The bill legalizing the acts of the school board of Fremont township, Ma laska county, was passed, and also the bill empowering cities of the second class to issue water works bonds. As there is still a great deal of committee work on hand, Mr. Holbrook moved that the order of two sessions a day be set aside once more, and the motion prevailed. The house then ad-ourned till nine o’clock to-morrow morning. Only two or three petitions were presented in the senate this morning. Bills were more numerous. They were as fol owe: - By Seeds—To compel railroad com panies to issue mileage books of one thousand miles. The books are to be sold for $20, unlimited as to time, but are not transferable, and any person transferring such book shall not be able to purchase another for a period of five years. The penalty to the companies for failure to comply is that the commissioners may compel the companies to carry all passengers at two cents a mile until the law is complied with. By Lawrence—To compel city treasurers to pay all interest into the city treasury. By Smith, of Wright—To appropriate money for the industrial school at Eldora. By McCoy—To provide for the establishment and maintenance of three normal schools. By Cassatt—To apply the provisions of chapter 58, of the seventeenth general assembly and amendments thereto to existing bonded indebtedness of counties, cities and towns. By Bailey—To defray the expenses of the legislative visiting committees. By Smith, of Linn—To grant cities organized under special charters power to fix the salaries of mayors and legalize the compensation heretofore paid. This was taken up and pasaed at once. A resolution was adopted referring the report of the university investigating committee to the committee on educational institutions. The calendar was taken up. Mills’ bill, providing for the construction of street railways to state institutions located out side of city limits, was passed. Such construction is not made compulsory, but is authorized on all highways not leu than sixty-six feet wide to within n distance of two miles of the institution. The hill by Barnett, to provide for the lifting end s feoffment of capital stock of banks, waa taken up and made a special order for Friday at eleven. Mattoon’a bill,    the    pharmacy    law,    was likewise made a special order for 16:30 Friday morning. Bailey’s hill, to allow county auditors additional darks when necessary, was taken up and pained Gardiner's hill to emend the present law in relation to funding indebtedness by cities of the second dam was indebtedness of $10 000, and this bill makes it apply after each succeeding census Reiniger*s bill prohibiting lotteries and the sale of lottery tickets was then taken up and passed. This wm the last bill considered, and the senate adjourned till nine to-morrow morning. It had been exoected that Parrott’s bill, providing for the creation of a department of insurance, would be called up during the morning, but owing to a statement of opposition it wm left undisturbed. Gne of the republican senators who stands high among his colleagues, stated that he would oppose the bill unless the office thus created wm made appointive. Now, the insurance commission which it is sought to create should be a separate department of the state government. At present it is a part of the auditor’s office, and he is directly responsible for its work. The duties of the auditor without insurance are heavy enough, and the creation of this additional office would at the same time relieve him and render the incur?,nee work more effective. At least the commissioner could devote more time to it, and being the head of the department instead of a deputy, his opinions and work would be more valuable Every year the insurance companies pay in the way of fees about $100 OOO into the state treMury, and certainly any business having that much to do with the state ought to have a separate department. Whether it should be elective or not is a question. It is very likely that only competent men would be chosen by the people to fill the position, so that method would serve very well. To place the appointment into the hands of the governor would not make any improvement in the service given, but it would increase his patronage. Of course, due regard should be paid to the dignity of that position, but the office of insurance commissioner is far too important to be entrusted to appointment. Election would secure better service, and it is hoped the opposition proposed will not materialize when it comes up for pMsage. TH SC LSGlBLAXUttl. Bill* Paned and New Measures la. treduced Yesterday, Des Moines, March 26.—The house this morning passed the concurrent resolution for final adjournment on April 15, but a motion was filed to reconsider the vote so that it may be changed. Among the bills passed was one to establish the first Monday in September as Labor Day. Alarge number of bills were introduced, among them being one to require railways to make connection by means of switches with other roads at terminal points The joint resolution favoring the placing of jute and sisal grass on the free list was concurred in. The calendar was taken up and the following senate billa passed: To legalize the acts of the school board of Fremont township, Mahaska county; to empower incorporated towns to issue water works bonds. Adjourned until to morrow. The senate mines and mining committee will report favorably on the bill giving miners a lien on employers’ property for wages The judiciary committee of the senate will report favorably on the bill changing the number of judges in the fifth di-trict from three to two. Tee senate committee on the suppression of intemperance will recommend for the indefinite postponment of all license bills. The municipal corporations committee of the house will report favorably o n the senate bill to provide for counties paying costs of elections. The same committee will recommend the indefinite postponement of Kent s bill to provide for townships erecting public halls, banks and the banking cc mmittee of the house will report adversely on bills allowing savings banks to invest their funds in securities in Bur rounding states. The same report was made on the same subject in regard to mutual benefit associations. A bill WM introduced in the senate this morning to compel railway com panies to issue mileage books containing a thousand miles at $20; to provide for the establishment and maintenance of three normal schools; to grant cities organized under special charters power to fix the salaries of mayors The bills passed were: To authorize the construction of street railways to state institutions from the town near which such institutions are located; to allow county auditors additional clerical force, subject to the control of the board of supervisors The bill providing for the listing and the assessment of the assessment of the capital stock of banks was made the special order for Fxiday morning, as was also the pharmacy law. The house bill authorizing the fund cg of the indebtedness of cities of the second-class according to the preceeding census passed; also, senate bill prohibiting lotteries and providing punishment therefor. Adjourned. EDITORS’ BANQUET. Hingham, will run Tom Petifer one! hundred yards for $200 at the fair I grounds in that city a week from next Saturday. Petifer will b3 given an advantage of five feet Hewitt, who wm j beaten by Petifer Monday, is matched for another fifty yards. RECKLESS WIND A.A DUBUQUE Ehade-Treen and F*>ch Blawn Dawn j mad Window* Braata. Dubuque, la, March 26 —Yesterday was the windiest known for many years. Since morning the average velocity hM | been forty miles an hour, sometimes exceeding this Considerable damage hM I been done in the blowing down offences, ehade-trees, wind mills, etc. Two glass | dorrs in the custom house were destroyed and other windows in various parts cf | the city were blown in At the hospital the large wind mill used for pumping! water wm completely demolished. K*oknt Salaoxfe**p*r* Flaad. Keokuk, March 26 —In tho district court to-day Judge Casey, in fining sev enteen saloonkeepers $309 each for violation of an agreement to stop selling liquor, said: “Defendants having sold liquor since the last term of court in violation of the condition upon which the case wm then determined, it is ordered defendants pay a fine cf $300 and stand committed until fine and costs have been paid.” A LtSr Clem’* Fortune Mason City, March 26 —Miss Clara Lawrence arrived from Sioux City yes terday and will take legal step.5* to secure a bequest of $'0,000 left her by her sister at Portsmouth, England. Miss Lawrence wm clerking in a restaurant at Sioux City when she learned of her good fortune. _ Heavy ram*a* Bait* Against tit* N or til western. Special to Th* Hawk-Era. Ft. Dodge, lo., March 26.—Preliminary papers in two big damage suits of $10,000 each against the Northwestern were filed to-day. Claimants are Chaa. W. Farmer and John Littered, who were injured in a railroad wreck lately. Jail Delivery at Nevada. Special to T&a Hawk-Btk. Nevada, March 26 —Owing to the poor condition of ou* jail one of the Slater burglars escaped the other evening, and is still at large. RAILROAD MATTERS. WON BY OXFORD. EIBLAID’S MEAT ABDAL UHVEBHTY BOATBACE BOWED OH THE THA1E8. A Gallant Struggle-The Land Purchase Bill in the Commons—A Vie-tory for the Liberals—Herbert Bismarck’s Resignation. A Road to be Built from Sioux City to Papillion, Nebraska. Sioux City, lo., March 26—It is an noun cen here on good authority that arrangements for building a road about one hundred miles lor g from Sioux City to Papillion, Nebraska, have been completed, and that the road will be completed this season, thus giving a connection with the Missouri Pacific. The local compary that built the Sioux City and Northern will have charge of the work and Missouri Pacific interests will furnish the money. THE LAKE SHORB DISASTER. Albany, N. Y-. March 26 —The board of railroad commissioners has handed down a decision in the matter of the accident on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern on March 6, near Hamburg, in which six persons were killed and twenty one injured. The report censures Conductor HoughtaliDg for reckless culpa bility. The couplings used on the cars are also condemned. The board recog nizes the reasons for the indisposition of the railroad company to have the facts and circumstances in detail of the acci dent hurriedly given to the press by the reporters before time had been had to carefully investigate; for the reason that mistakes are apt to be made to the great pre j idice of the rights of the company On the other band the board deems that a brief statement of ihe facts of the aid dent, giving the names and the number killed and injured, could with propriety •md should be given by the railroad com pal ids. THE END OF THE RATE WAR NEAR Chicago. March 26.—Ic is thought the western passenger troubles are in a way to settlement again. The meeting of general passenger agents to-day appointed a committee to consider the question of organizing a western states pas senger association and enlarging ite scope so as to take in the present trans Missouri lines. It is believed the old agreement will be adopted and the end of the present rate war bd had. A RECEIVER APPOINTED. Little Rock, Aik , March $6 —In the United States circuit court to lav. Judge Caldwell appointed Newman Erb, re ceiver of the Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern railroad, on an application of the Farmers’L ian and Trust Company, New York, pending the foreclosure of their mortgage. MADE LITTLE HEADWAY. New York March 26 —The conference of the eastern trunk linas and north western roads made little headway in the settlement of rates to day. Several prop ositions were considered. DEATH’S SUMMONS. Suddenly •Ubrntlng the Coaeolldntloa of tbe Con siltation-Democrat at Keokak. Special to the Hawk-Eye. Keokuk, lo , March 25.—The palates Hotel Keokuk was ablaze with light and overflowing with intellect to-night, It is the occasion of the second anuivsaary of the consolidation of the Keokuk Constitution with the Democrat. Messrs. Warwick and Ranson, the pro prietors who Msumed control of the combined business, are to-night fittingly celebrating this auspicious event by banquet at the Hotel Keokuk. All their newspaper friends in the tri-states had been invited and large number are present. The scene is a lively one. The speech making is going on and the bright sallies anc pungent remarks are greeted with rounds of applause. A number of Keokuk’s leading business menarejpresent. The following program of toMts and responses WM carried out: ToMt master, Hon. James H. Anderson. “The City cf Keokuk,” Hon. John E Craig; "p111 Manufacturing Interests,” Hon William Ballinger; “The Gem City,” Hon. J D-M. Hamilton; “Keokuk’s Retail Merchants,” Hon. David G Lowry; ‘The Legal Profession,” Hon. James C. Davis; “The Hawkeye 8tate,” Hon. R M. Marshall. Music by JCilleris excellent orchestra enlivened the evening. Messrs, Warwick and Ransom are the class of newspaper hustlers that make a success of the rather precarious business of running a newspaper to nit everybody. It is the general expression of all their friends that they are deserving of the many bright things said of them tonight, and it is heartily hoped they may live long and prosper. DruK Mia*. Special to The Hawk-Btk. Sidney, March 26 —While a mother wm house cleaning the other afternoon, a little two-year-old child of 8. C. Travis swallowed the contents of a botte ox iodine with fatal effects. We*tea Calles* Cisne fer tk* BW*1* Special to Thk Hawk-Btk . ^ Toledo, March 26.—The winter term of the Weston college closed yesterday. All departments have showed great progress. There were eleven graduates from the college of commerce. United Bret krai ta Coaler**** Special to Th* Hawk-Btk. Toledo, March 26.—The Iowa United Brethren conference is in Benion to-day with a large attendance. Judge Jvmss V. Campbell Expire* at Detroit. Detroit, March 26—Justice James V. Campbell, a member of the Michigan supreme court since 1859, died suddenly at his home in this city this morning of heart disease. BISHOP MICHAEL HEISS DEAD. La Crosse, Wis , March 26.—Archbishop Michael Heiss of the Catholic diocese of Milwaukee, died to-night, after a long illness. DEATH OF COLONEL BROOKE. Detroit, March 26.—Colonel E. H. Brocke (retired) died to-night. FUNERAL OF GENERAL SCHENCK. Dayton, O, March 26 —General Schenck wm buried to day, several posts of the Grand Army of the Republic marching in the procession. IOWA IN BRIEF. Colored Attorney.—Keokuk is to have a negro lawyer. Accidentally Shot.—Wallace Barber, of Waterloo, Iowa. wm accidentally shot while hunting duck on Cedar river, Sunday. His wounds are very serious, poa sibly fatal. Wolves Rampant.—Wolves are re ported having their own way in the Skunk river timber, in Jefferson county, and farmers will have to put up high picket corrals in which to keep their flocks at night, or they will soon be with out any. Weekly Ball Games.—The question of weekly ball games seems to find favor in the eye of the Iowa City ball loving citizens, and a paying attendance is promised if good, honest games are m sured. Tears* ie, Whether on pleasure bent or busine*, should take on every trip a bottle of Syrup of Figs, m it acts most pleasantly and effectually on the kidneys, liver and bowels, preventing fevers, headaches and other forms of sickness. For sale in 50c sad ii bottles by all leading druggist*. __ TM* FiacK “Janr Reporter”, New York, March 26.—An order has been issued requiring Repenter Choate, who remained in the Flack jury room, Saturday night, to show cause Friday why he ffhnqid not he punished for .criminal contempt Balsas- Albany. N. Y.f March 26.—The renig nation of Sheriff Flack, of New York, hasibeen received. London, March 26.—The great annual race between the boat crews of Oxford and Cambridge universities took place on the Thames this afternoon. At the time of the race the wind wm changeable, causing the water to be quite choppy. An unprecedented crowd gathered Along both banks of the river and the interest display ed WM without parallel in the annals of the race. The Cambridge crew wm a decided favorite in betting. It won the toss and chose the Surrey side of the river. At 4:444 the word was given and the crews started. The race was over a course four miles aud two furlongs in length, and resulted in Oxford winning by a length in twenty-two minutes and three seconds. MARY TZEBRIKOVA AGAIN. Kansas City, March 26 —An Associated Press despatch from St. Petersburg, dated this month, stated that Madame Mary Tzebrikova was arrested for sending a personal letter to the czar, and would probably be exiled to Siberia. It wm said the Russian authorities intimated that this letter threatened the czar with the fate of his father unless he modified his reactionary policy. Mr George Kennan wm seen by an Associated Press reporter to day regarding the matter and told an interesting story. He stated Madame Tzebrikova wm a cultured Russian lady, who has long been known in her own country as a talented writer. She resided in Paris for some time up to this year. Kennan had a letter from her under date of January 16 th, in which she said she wm about to send a memorial to the czar which would probably lead to her arrest and exile soon m she returned to her native country. She enclosed a copy of this memorial to Kennan, from which he makes extracts. It does not “menace” the czar, but seems to be a calm, reasonable review of the existing state of things in Russia, coupled with an earnest appeal for a more liberal policy. In the letter accompanying it to Kennan, she says her friends tell her she is foolhardy, br t she cares not. Sue does not think favorably of revolution and bloodshed, although she doubts not it will some day come unless there is a change. It is, however, far distant. The letter and memorial throughout are of a high tone and Mr Kennan says he desires to place them before the public eye as a refuta tion of the charge of the Russian officials that “western writers have idealized Nihilists beyond all semblance to reality ’* THREE MEN AND A WOMAN UNDER ARREST. Paris, March 26.—A Siberian letter announces the arrest of three men and a woman for writing an appeal to the Russian people protesting against the conduct of OstMhkin in the Yakutzk aff ®ir. The trial of'prisonera will probably result in their sentence to death. VICTORY FOB THE LIBERALS London, March 26 — rue election in Ayr-Bur^hs for a number of the house of commons resulted: Somervel', con sedative, 2 610; Rutledge, liberal, 2 480. Conservative msj »rity, 180. At the last ejection in 1886 the liberal unionist can didate received 2 673 and the liberal can didate I 498 The liberal* are greatly elated over the gain, which they regard as equivalent to victory. THE POSITION OF POPE LEO XIII DECLARED UNTENABLE. New Yobk. March 26 —A Rome spec ial says a large section of the cardinals advocating the idea of the future pope to be elected to succeed Leo XIII will leave Italy immediately. They declare the position of the pope there untenable Leo strongly opposed the scheme, and hM appealed to the cardinals that his last days on earth be comforted by the assurance that such course be abandoned IN THE COMMONS. London, March 26.—A number of members of the commons were interviewed to doy on the conference of th* land purchase bill The bulk of tbe con. sedatives and unionists approve the measure. All Parnellites condemn it m clearly in the interest of landlords. Sir Charles Russell saidhb would approve no large purchase of the scheme unless accompaniep by the home role measure. Ex-Ministers withhold their opinions I he bulk of the Gladstonians disapprove the bill. THE QUEEN ARRIVES AT AII LE BAINS. London, March 26 —1The queen arrived at Aix Le Bains to-day and wm received with great enthusiasm. RIOTOUS STUDENTS. London, March 26 —Students are rioting in St. Petersburg. Revolutionary pamphlets have been scattered throughout the city. PERSIAN RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION. St. Petersburg, March 26 —Persia hM granted to the Russian financiers the refusal of all concessions granted for the construction of railways in that country during the coming five years. DESIRE THE DUKE 8 RELEASE Pabis, March 26.—The republicans and monarchist leaden are urging Pr Bident Carnot to release the Duke of Orleans. A MEAT FAMINE THREATENED. A meat famine is impending in this city. Wholesale butchers threaten to close their shops if their demands concerning importation of foreign cattle are not granted. AN AMERICAN SUICIDES IN PABIS. Paris, March 26 — John Godman, a young American, supposed to be a resident of Chicago, blew out hi* brains yesterday at a private hotel. He had no funds and had only been here a week. BHMABUK’9 FaMWILL. TIM Zx-CkaawUir’a Dart Interview With the latherer—A Street Ovi Usa. Berlin, March 26.—A farewell audi once between the emperor and Prince Bismarck was held this morning. The interview lasted three-quarters of an hour. The retiring chancellor was heart fly cheered on his way to the palace by the crowds which gathered along the route. As the prince WM driving along his horses shied end one of them became entangled in the traces. It became nee rosary to stop the carriage until the bar nen was rearranged. The crowd quickly gathered about the ex-chan ceiler and the ladies threw him bequote and kissed their hands to him Bismarck WM so affected he shed tears. He shook hands with a number of those about his car nags and his voice faltered as he thanked the people for their demonstrations of affection. BISMARCK BEING ROYALLY WELCOMED. Berlin, March 26 —Bismarck’s passage through the streets today was a veritable triumphal procession. People at times wanted to unharness the boree* and drag the carriage themselves. HEBREW BISMARCK*8 RESIGNATION Berlin, March 26 —In the lower house of the Prussian diet today Chaccllor von Caprivi road the emperor’s acceptance of Count Herbert Bismarck's resignation of the cffiaa to imperial foreign minister, aud the appointment of himarif (General b Caprivi) to succeed hiss. I tween the pope and Emperor William on the labor conference have been pub i fished The emperor says Bishop Kapp, he knows, is thoroughly imbued with the pope’s ideM and will materially contribute m a delegate to the success of tbe work. The pope’s reply congratulates j the emperor upon taking the field for a I resolute effort in a worthy cause and warmly wishes the conference success. | DECLINES THE FOREIGN SECRETARYSHIP. Yon Alvensleven bas declined the ic Alee of imperial secretary of foreign affairs. Notwithstanding the denials the Chron* | icle says Yon Alvensleben hM been appointed imperial foreign secretary. The Crevasse Now Over Four Hundred Feet Wide—People Compelled to Swim for I heir Ll Yes—The Day’s Crimes and Casualties. A SHOCKING SUICIDE. A Wei Off aah i Chap* Her Head Bleed* to Death. New York, March 26.—An officer was summoned by inmates of a fiat house in Second avenue, near Seventy-second street this afternoon. They excitedly informed him something was wrong on the third fiDor. Quickly ascending the otairs he obtained entrance into the department designated by his informants through the rear or kitchen door. Standing by a table containing the remnants of a meal,    and steadying herself by her    right hand, which wm resting    against the wall, wm a tall, well built woman, with strongly mMculine cast of features. Hie deathly pallor of her face wm intensified by tbe big splashes of wet blood which marked it. Her left arm, which hung down, terminated at the wrist in a ragged and bleeding stump, and the blood which came from the severed veins made little pools on the oil clo’h on the floor. The officer stepped forward, and as he did so the woman fell, partly sideways on the table, upsetting it and falling with the dishes and cakes and bits of meat to the floor. The officer sprang forward, and picking a sheet from out of a pile of soiled clothing which lay in one corner, he hMtily tore it up into strips and began to bandage the woman’s arm An ambulance conveyed the wo man to the hospital. The woman refused to answer all in quiries, and a search was made for the missing hand. It was found in the parlor, lying on the pretty Brussels carpet, embedded in a great thick clot of blood. All around were blood marks, and dropt, and spatters had even fallen upon the furniture and stained the white marble of the center table Under a sewing machine, about a foot and a half from the mass of coagulated blood upon which the severed hand lay, wm a big bread-knife. It keen edge shone through the coating of blood which covered the blade, and the wood of the handle was stained a bright red. It is not known exactly how she mutt lated herself, but the way things look in the parlor she must have knelt in a small place between the sewing machine and marble center-table, and, pressing her left wrist on the carpet, hacked away at it until the knife and the carpet met It required a tremendous amount of strength, but she was a strong woman, and m powerful m a man. If the trail of blood is followed she evidently went to the sofa, some few feet away and lay down, while the blood dripped until it made a little pud die, on the carpet From there she went to the kitchen, where she WM found when the officer came. Probable Fatal ^booting. Long Island City, March 26.—A. D. Moulton, general superintendent of the Steinway and Hunter’s Point railroad was probably fatally shot this evening by John R <nan, a former driver on the Fourth Avenue horse car line. The shooting was evidently premeditated. Moulton says that when he was con nected with the Fourth Avenue road he discharged Rm&n and the latter had grudge against him ever since When arrested, R )nan said in a wild way, Moulton had been hounding his family for years and had driven him (Ronan) crazy.” Henefer Stanford’* Horse tale. New York, March 26 —The Stanford sa1* continued to day. Among the best prices w»-re: Electioneers Get—Brown filly of 1888, $2,500; bay colt of 1887 $2 550: bay coit of 1887, $3,200; bay colt of 18?8 $2,000; bay filly of 1*88. $4 OOO Monteith, bay stallion of 1885, $4 600 bay colt of 1886 $4 500; bay colt of 1887 $3 IOO; brown filly, $2 600; brown filly $2 800; brown filly. $3 500: brown filly $2 700; brown filly, d-im P*tti, $6,600 Pomona, bay stallion. $3 OOO, brown filly $3,000; brown colt $2 OOO; brown mare by E.os Nettie, $3 200; brown filly, by Piedmont Violet, $3 300. A Cry For Ald Chicago, March 26.—MUs Francis E Willard, president of the Woman’ Christian Temperance Union, has issuec an appeal for aid in the campaign in Nebraska, which hM for its object the adoption next November of the proposed prohibition amendment to the corstitu lion. She asks that all contributions to aid in the struggle be sent to Mis* Esthre Pugh, treMurer, at Chicago. Desperate na la* Fa*ploy*e Mahanoy Plane, Pa., March26 —The employes of the Laurel Ridge colliery an individual mine operated by Simmons H. Barrett, of Philadelphia, are seizing live stock to satisfy unpaid labor claims The colliery hM been idle for several weeks owing to the depressed coal trade and the miners wages are in arrears Trouble is feared. THE LET! GIVES WAY. MISSISSIPPI TOWN FLOODED, WATES BEIM DP TO THE EAVFS OF TBE BOUSES. New Orleans, March 26.—The levee n front of Skip with, Isaquena county, fiississippi, about seventy miles above icksburg, broke this morning, and the crevaase is now over four hundred feet wide. The water in the town is up lo the eaves of houses and people are reported m swimming for their lives The water from the crevasse will flx>d tbe immense tract of country south and eMt of it, embracing part of Istquena county, Sherky, south of Rolling Fork and all of Warden county north of Yazoo river THE HURRICANE AT TOWNSVILLE, Brisbane. March 26 —The hurricane at Townes Ville hM flooded the town and caused much damage. Several persona were drowred. The rains continue throughout Q teeasland. THE OHIO FLOOR SUBSIDING Cincinnati, March 26 — The river hM fit leu two inches by ten o’clock this morning All reports from above show tha* no further rise is possible without another rain The aggregate of loss by this flood is much less than usual as the people were prepared for it With the present conditions the water will rapidly fall and things will go on m before in a few days. A Village Swept bf Fir* Byran, Ohio, March 26 —Telephonic advices from a pioneer village of twelve hundred inhabitants in Williams county this state, that eighteen or twenty resi donee*, the bridge and a business block there burned at three o’clock this moiling. _ Fetal Fretsbt Collteloa. Tacoma, Wash , March 26 —By a col-ision on the Northern Pacific of freight trains this morning Engineer Bailey wm fatally injured and three other train men badly hurt. A Wreee * en*#* a Fir*. Altoona Pa., March 26 —A freight wreck occurred at Ldly’s station to night. The wreck took fire and communicated to two hotels and a dwelling, which, at atest accounts, are still burning. BUCKET SHOPS TU UN FAIL. No More Board or trade Q eof atle ae to Be Ie** «d to Tbeai Chicago, March 26 — Judge Tuly thia morning rendered a decision in regard to the petition of the b >ard of trade asking for the modification of the injunction restraining tbe board of trade from dii-continuing its quotations to bucket shop men. He decided that, he would modify the injunction providing that the board of trado would agreo to permanently go out of tbe business of furnishing quotations. The board of trade man regard this as an important victory tr them. They w>ll discontinue furnishing quotations Arri! I The litigation has beer< going on for several years and it all grove out of the iff >rts on the part of the board of trade t<* keep their quota*ions out of the bucket shot*. Under todiv’g decision no telegraph companies will be aMowed on the floor of the exchange and customers will hereafter be dependent on the newspapers or on private messages for their quotations._ A Veri ct of 910,000 for Libel New York, March 26 —The jury in the superior court to day gave Rev. Dr. Rylance a verdict of $10 OOO. against Nicholas Quackenbnss, for alleged libel. The judge told the jury that it wm certainly a clear case of malicious libel, and the only question for them to decide WM the amount of the damages. The court gave plaintiff a counsel an extra allowance of $5 OOO Dr Rylance is pastor of a fashionable E >ifcopal church During his absence in Europe last summer certain slanderous stories were circulated about him and on his return a faction, headed by Q lackenbnts, demanded his re ignition. He refused and brought this suit. _ Salt for l)ami|«i. New Hampton, la, March 26—Tbs auditor of this county has just began a suit for damages against E C Btebbioa, a female notary public and land agent, claiming $10 OOO for the publication of an advertisement which she placed la one of the Iota’ papers as follows: “Why this steal? A party in Washington has entered into a conf piracy with the county auditor to charge $4 60 for getting a land patent. Don’t get into this (‘teal) traj for I will get them for fifty cents. E Stebbins, abstractor.” THE MAN ABOLT TOWN. NebrasRa Laaaber Dealers Orca a1 se. i Omaha, March 26.—An organization of the lumber dealers of the state was made to-day. They refused to unite with the northwestern association. The object of the association is to protect retail lumber dealers in the small towns by securing a special rate for them, so m to do away with the practice of making contracts direct between whole tale dealers and builders. A Mad Steer Baboo, IIL, March 26 —While attempting to dehorn a steer yesterday, Mr. Adam Rohrbaugh escaped a horrible death narrowly. The animal became crazy with rage and charged on Mr. Rohrbaugh, who fortunately escaped The antinial wm un consolable for tome time, but wm finally captured and dehorned. _ Tefcsseealsi*’ Kick. New York, March 26 —At a meeting of manufacturers af clear Havana cigars this afternoon a committee wm ap pointed to go to Washington and protest against the adoption of the new tobacco schedule, aa inimical to the interest of this section of Ute trade. A Vletery fer >*# r layers. New York, March 26 —In the case of the Metropolitan Exhibition company against Buck Ewing asking for an injunction to restrain the latter from play-with any other club. Judge Wallace morning denied the motion. mg i this A Tw*-BoaaS Knee ll-Oat Bae Francisco. March 26.— Joe Choy- ht defy '—    .    ...    . weight of St Paul, maxi, fetted of San Francisco, to night Billy Wilson, colored, the heavy in an unsatisfactory two round fight For bruting np the nerve*, purifying the blood and caring sick headache and dyspepsia, there a nothing eq .al to Hood’s Sarsaparilla. portloa af a Tow* Destroyed Toledo, March 26 —The business por-! Hon and a number of residences of the i village of Pioneer burned to-day. The | losses aggregate $25 OOO. nly complexion powder in the world I that is without vulgmaiy. without Injury to I the user. and without Uoubt a beautifier,!* IpooKoafs. Scene: One of our palatial confee-tionery establishments. Dramatic Personae: Elegantly dressed lady and little girl four or five years of age, anxious M Blatant impatiently waiting, and several good citizens betraying more cr less vexation m they likewise wait. Mamma—Now precious darling, tell the man what kind you like best. You shall have your owny choice. Precious Darling (after a longing glance for the hundredth time over the bewildering array of sweets in the show case) -I will take some of this—no, I believe would rather—no, I won’t either; will take some of this kind— Mamma - No you don’t want that kind, precious, better take this, or this, or this,— Precious Darling does not seem to coincide with mamma’s judgment, and after fifteen or twenty minutes have elapsed in the vain attempt to make a choice, they depart without making a purchase, and a silence more eloquent than words settles down over the waiting group. * * # The writer while waiting for a delayed train yesterday, had the good fortune to fall into the company of Hon. John Patterson, and for nearly two hours enjoyed the conversation of that thoroughly po ated, broad-gauge liberal-minded and successful prince of farmers and capitalists. Probably no one of our citizens controls as many diversified interesta as does Mr. Patience, and his conversation from intimate and personal knowledge of his subjects became so interesting and inatructive that it was with great regret that the writer parted with him on the arrival of the train st Mr. Pattexson’s destination. * * * We wonder why it is that the lady, stout sad well-fed of appearance, wearing the heaviest of seal cloaks and wrapped up, it would seem, to the point of suffocation, persists in selecting ai just in front of some weak invalid, ! opening a window and after f withdrawing out cf the direct the chilling blist, sits comp] without removing a single wrap. iag the fact that the poor sufferer^ rear is inhaling death at every K It is evident that the hog genua ho-*'* is not all of the portion! ;

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