Burlington Hawk Eye, April 1, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

April 01, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - April 1, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: Junk, 18*9.]BULLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MOENING, APKIL I, 1890. J Price: 15 CuN't-s pkr Wskh AID FOR DEPENDENTS. IHE SENATE PASSES THE PENSION BILL DEPENDENT The Urgent Deficiency Bill Passed in the House The Army Appropriation Bill-The Tariff Bill-General Washington News. Washington, March 31.—-The senate met at eleven o’clock this morning and after some prelin.icary business the dependent pension bill was taken up, the first question being on Plumb’s amendment removing limitation as to the areas of pensions. Mr. Berry atked if any estimate had been made of the coat of removing the limitation. Mr. Plumb replied that the commissioner of pensions estimated it at about •478,000,000, ard the chairman of the house committee on pesions estimated it at $600,000,000. It would be somewhere about those figures. Mr. Frye regretted that the amendment was before the senate. There was danger of overleaping in the matter of pend ma When Cleveland commenced to veto pension bills, not only the democratic party ratified what he did but many business men of the republican party. He warned the senators that they were imperiling the truest interests of the soldiers and creating a prejudice against pensions Mr Hawley spoke in a similar vein The American nation had certainly not been stingy The pension expenditure next year would be nearly one hundred and thirty million dollars No nation in the world ever appropriated for the soldiers a sum compared to that He begged old soldiers to remember that the objection of getting into another war would be. not the cost of carrying it on, but the conse queries of it; and also asked them to remember these enormous sums of money came out of the pockets, very largely, of people ss p )or as themselves. He related an anecdote of General Grant on the lat-ler’s last visit to Washington, when, in a conversation on pensions, he said: “If I were president, I would sign any reasonable bill to redeye the distress of an honest soldier or his widow or children; but I would net vote one dollar to the able bodied men ” That last expression, said Hawley, sank into my memory and that is my platform. I don’t believe my state wants me to add five hundred million dollars to the debt of the republic. discussion Plumb’s rejected. Yeas nine, Allison, Ingalls, Man-Pumb, Quag, Sher- After further amendment was nays, forty-six The yeas were: demon, Mitchell, man, Turpie, Voorhees The amendment by Call to include those who nerved lr the Indian wtri prior to 1870 was re j •'cled The amendment by Vest providing money to meet appropriations under the bill to be raised by an incomo taz was laid on the table. The amendment by Plumb to pay a pension of $8 per month to all who served ninety days in the late war. who are sixty two years old, or as they attain that age, was rejected by a vote of 19 to 39 The bill was then passed, yeas 42, nays 12 as follows: , Yeas- Allen, Allison, Blair, Call, Casey, Chandler, Davis, Dawes, Edmunds, Faulkner, Frye, George, Gibson, Hawley, Hearst, Higgins Hoar, Ingalls, June* of Nevada, McPherson, Mander son, Mitchell, Moody, Morrill, Paddock, Payee, Pottigrew, Pierce, Platt, Plumb. Sawyer, Sherman, Spooner, Stockbridge, Squire, Stewart, Teller. Turpie, Voorhees, Walthall, Washburn, Wilson of Iowa—42 Nays Bate, Berry, Blackburn, Cockrell, Colquim, Daniel, Harris, Jones of Arkansas, Push, Reagan, Vest, Wilson of Maryland—12 Mr Reagan then addressed the senate on the bill for the issue of treasury notes on d( pDsit of silver bullion. Reagan said the bul was intended to relieve the country from the effec’s of the blunder of congress in suspending the silver coinage in 1873. He spoke at some length on the matter The Montana election case was then called up and the senate adjourned. XHE HOUSH. Tile Urg«»«r D«<1 oleaey and Arm? Apprrpdatitfn Billa Passed. Washington. March 31 —In the house the resolution was adopted calling on the sectary of state for information showing what changes are made by foreign countries since 1879 in the rates of duty imposed on breadstuffs and what laws had been enacted or regulations made in such countries since that date obstructing, prohibiting or in any manner inter-fen lug with the importation or sale of such arteries. Mr. Henderson, of Iowa, presented a conference report on the urgent deficiency bill and it was agreed to, the only amendment remaining in dispute was the one appropriating $20,000 to enable tho secretary of agriculture to locate artesian wells. Further conference was ordered. The bill was passed, depriving the United States judges of the authorly to give an opinion on a question of fact. The house then went into committee of the whole on the army appropriation bill After unimportant action the committee robe and reported the bill to the house. The action of the committee in adopting the amendment providing that no intoxicating I quota should be sold in any canteen was reversed by the house. The bill then passed. Mr. Springer introduced a joint resolution to retire N P. Banks with the rank of maj jr general; referred. Adjourned. THI TAB IrF BILL. raised printing used exclusively to the blind; engravings, photographs, etchings, bound or unbound, imported by authority or for the use of the United States or for the use of the library of congress; braids, plaids, flat lace and similar manufactures suitable for making or ornamenting hats, bonnets and hoods composed of straw, chip, grass, palm leaf, willow, or rattan; bristles, raw; chicor-root, raw, dried or undried but unground; diamonds and other precious stones, rough or uncut,including glaziers’ and engravers’ diamonds not set and diamond dust or jewels to be used in the manufacture of watches; excrescences, such as fruits flowers, dried Abrase and bisects; grains, gums and gate resin, herbs, leaves, lichens, mosses, nuts, roots and stems; spices of vegetables, seeds aromatic and seeds of morbid growth, weeds and woods used expressly for dying, any of the foregoing of which are not edible and are in a crude state aud not advanced in value or condition of refining, or grind ing, or by any other process of man ufaciurgy, and not specially provided for in this act; currants, seantee or others; fruits, green, ripe or dried, not specially enumerated or provided for in those acts; grasses and fibres, thistle or tampico fibres, jute, jute butts, manilla, sisal grass, sunn and all other textile grasses or vegetable substances unmanufactured cr undressed not specially provided for in this act. Grease, degree and oils used for soap making, wire-drawing or dressing leather; natural mineral waters and all mineral waters, effervescent or artificial, and natural mineral salts, accompanied by a sworn certificate showing them to be obtained by evaporation and not containing an admixture of any substance foreign to the natural water of the springs; molasses testing not above fifty-six degrees—provided that if the export duty hereafter laid upon molasses by any country from whence it is imported, it shall be subject to the present duty ; needles, for hand sewing and darning; newspapers and periodicals, but the term “periodicals” to embrace only unbound or paper covered publications containing current literature; oils, nut oil or oil of {nuts n it otherwise specified; olive oil for manufacturing or mechanical purposes, unfit for eating; attar of roses, spermace'ic,whale, and other fi*h oils of American fisheries, and all other articles produced by such fisheries; opium, crude    or manu factured and not adulterated, containing 9 per cent and over of morphine; ores of nickel; paper stock, pulp    of grasses and woods fit only to be converted into paper; platin a potash crude, chlorate potash, nitrate potash or saltpetre crude, sulphate potash crude;    rags not otherwise specified; sponges; sulphur or brimstone; tar and    pitch of wood, tobacco stews,    spirits cf turpentine; wearing apparel and other personal effects (not merchandise) of persons arriving in the United States not exceeding $500 in value, but sot to include articles not actually in use and necessary and appropriate for the use of uch persons for present comfort and convenience, or which is intended for any other person or persons or for sale; paintings in oil or water colors, the professional production of the painter or artist only, and of statuary, professional production of statuary or sculptor, not otherwise specified A clause permitting the free entry of articles of growth, produce or m&nuf&c turings of the United States after exported, was amended by providing that it shall not apply to articles which have advanced in value or improved in condition while out of the country. This paragraph not to apply to any article upon which drawback is made, the re importation of which is prohibited, except upon payment of duties equal to th* drawbacks allowed, or to any article manufactured in a bonded warehouse and exported. Manufactured tobacco exported with out payment of internal revenue tax must pay a tax before re importation. Among the articles now free which the new bill places on the dutiable list are: Hides, except sheep skins with wool on. 15 per cent ad valorem; mica, 35 per cent ad valorem; aluminium, manufactured or crude, 85 per cent ad valorem; straw, $2 per ton; macaroni or vermicel i and similar preparations, 2 cents per pound; eggs, 5 cents a dozen. Since the abstracts sent out a couple of weeks ago some changes have been made in the dutiable sections. Some of these are slight increases, more of them decreases. The schedule of earthenware and glassware is generally revised. Among other new duties, are the following: Glue Ii cents per pound to 30 per cent ad valorem, according to value, sulphur refined rolls $8 der ton; sublime, $10; glycerine, crude I cent per pound; refined 4i cents; cotton seed oil IO cents per gallon; soda, briarbonate I cent per pound. The schedule of metals allows pyrites contain ng more than 25 per cent of sulphur to enter free and prohibits allowing for moisture. O'her important changes in this schedule have already been noted. Pen knives and pocket cutlery show a a sharp increase to from 12 cents to $2 per dozen and 50 per cent. In the wooden schedule timber is cut 50 per cent; sawed white pine boards, ($2 per thousand) is placed at $1 50 and a safeguard against export duties on logs is provided to equal the excess in that duty. Sugar stands as alraady noted at 85 per cent below grade No. 16, and 45 per cent above, which amounts to 50 per cent reduction on the same grades and more than that on others. Meioses above 56 degrees, 25 per cent with safeguard against export duty; cigars, cigarettes and cheeroots $3 and 25 per cent; liquor schedueles substantially as at present with the addition of effervescent mineral waters, natural and immitation, which are dutiable at 25 to 50 cents per dozen bottles according to size. Cotton manufactures remains practically as fixed in the senate bill of last congress; cables, cordage and twine of manilla, including binding twine, Ii cents per pound. On wool the duties have already been stated. Under the silk schedule a bounty clause to operate ten years provides for the payment of $1 per pound on silk pro duced and reeled in the United States, and 7 cents per pound on cocoons Leather belting and soles, 20 per cent ; calf skins dressed, 25 per cent; kangaroo, sheep and goat skins dressed, 25 per cent; skins of morocco tanned, but unfinished, AGAINST Ti TRUSTS. pretty nearly all done. The bill to pre-1 north of Dubuque up to St Paul, and vent combinations in insurance compaa- J then Hie Shoshone country was struck, ies was taken up and discussed for about I An Indian village known as Omaha Ville Votive ewA 1/va«Ia<] -»------ —     X    I    •    •    •    °    « TEE ANTl-TBDST BILL- PASSED BT IBE! HOOSE. FnU Text of the Measure—The Pharmacy and Banking Bills In the Senate—These Schoolboy Pranks —General State Intelligence. Tbs Hawk-Btb Bursae, I Capitol Building, > Bbs Moi**8, I*.. Maroa 31. J This morning there was ^cme talk in regard to the actions of Saturday night and considevnble was said against the j boyish actions of the members in throwing articles about during the session of | the house. Mr. Eileis, the member who was hit | on the head by the miesil composed! is marked on the map on the west banks of the Missouri, a short distance below the present site of 8ioux City, at about where the Omaha reservation is now. Pankahville is marked on the west bank of the Missouri, about midway between the White river and Running Water All the vast stretch of country to the northwest is a dreary waste. But of the Mississippi the Kickapoos and the Pottawattamies are located in northern Illinois and extending well over into Indiana. Ulinoie has § number of g Van-Sot- k ttkia and Shawneetown. Chicago was not there and its present cot even marked In MiiRhiri there! ware a number of towns, Si. Louis, St Charles and Jefferson City being the most prominently marked in black type. At the time the map was printed there two hours and loaded down with amendments- Finally, to save it from being swamped, it was referred to the judiciary committee. A joint resolution was adopted ordering printed in foreign languages the messages of Governors Boies and Larrabee. The house then adjourned till I (I to-morrow morning. THS STOATS this morning began work on the Finn bill for the regulation of private banks, compelling them to undergo examine-_______________ tions the same as other banks. The judi-1 towns marked, among them ciary comrnitimhad prepared a substi-Idalia. Springs ald, Edw tate and rscdHmended it for passage There wa# corf adorable discussion on the matter, and fully, to get an opioion of a body of mag very well qualified to judge of the merits of the measure, it was referred to the committee on basks and banking. *    __________________ Senator Mattoon’s pharmacy bill, the I were no railroads, and the means of com-purpose of which is to enable some men I munication were slow. Mr. Graham, it who were not registered pharmacists at I is supposed, bought the map in Jersey tim time of the creation of the pharmacy I City about the year 1830, just previous #    .    commiesion, but were keeping drug I to starting on a tour into Michigan tens or a state report and several other docu-1 stores, to now become registered without I tory, where he had relatives. It is an ments    tied    in    a    bunch,    was not    in    his I examination, was taken up. Since the I interesting relic, and is highly prized by seat and rumors were afloat    to the    effect I Pa*89g® of the last pharmacy law, on the lits present owner. 1 subject a great deal of complaint has arisen because of the inability of these men to obtain certificates, and this bill amends the law so they can obtain certificates. The bill was fully explained and passed without opposition. This afternoon the senate resumed consideration of the bill to list shares of stock of banks for taxation. The bil en as gee things so that all the stock is taxed as belonging to the bank and not as the property of individuals. It was amended so as to include the surplus. Several more amendments were made and then as matters were in very much confusion, the bill was sent back to th* jud clary committee to be straightened WHITE WIN® WOE. IA BEATI now STOEN INCEASES LOUIE-TILLE’* SAD PL1BHT. A Water Famine Feared—Ghouls at Work—Floods of the Lower Mississippi—Fresh Breaks Do Immense Damage. They claim that the citizens in question maintain a club room where whisky and beer is drank and where a quiet game of draw is often indu ged m It is hinted that fanaticism is at the bottom of these persecution s. J C Coulsen, editor cf the La Harper, and May Campbell have received “White Cap” letters, warning them not to longer rent their buildings for club rooms under pain cf having sa.d buildings burned._ IVAPKD THU OFFICERS.  _LomSTELLE. March 31.—With four tfoSTwaa I ^nc^ie8 °f water-soaked snow slowly melt the fifth section came up. This |    because individuals from liability of pay       ------ that he was quite hurt. Sioux City people will rejoice at the speedy passage of the act allowing them to levy taxes to pay for changing a natural water course of a creek through their town into a sewer. It passed in the senate Saturday and this morning Clarke called it up in the house and it passed without any great opposi lion The anti-trust bill came up as a special order. Russell had introduced a bill em bodying the main features of the Missouri law, and the ways and means committee had proposed a substitute therefor The bill was taken up and read section by section and no trouble encountered until frees ment for any article purchased from a trust or combination, or individuals connected therewith. This section was de fended on the ground that it was taken directly from the Missouri law, and there it had been declared constitutional No amendments were made to the bill, and it was ordered to a third rerding, and passed by a rote of seventy-nine to one, the opponent of the bill being Mr. Potter, of Cherokee county. It is more than likely the senate will pass the same bill, and this will give Iowa one of the sever est anti trust laws that ever has been enacted. As the bill is of more than ordinary importance it is given in full: Flection I. If any corporation organized under the laws of this or any other state or! country, for transacting or conducting any kind of business in this state, o.- any partnership or individual or other association of per-8 »D8 whatsoever, shall create, ente* into or become a member of, or a party to, any trust, agreement, combination, confederation or understanding wit'* anr other oortoration, partnership, individual, or any person or association of persons, to regulate or fix th* price of any article of merchandise or commodity or shall enter into, became a metr b r of, or party to any pool, agreement, contract, combination or confederation to fix or limi the amount or quant ty of any article, commodity or merchandise to be manufactured, mined produced or sold I" this state, shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of a conspiracy t<> d fraud, ai d <»« a abject to lr dfctment and punishment as provider in this *ct. Sec. 2. It. shall not be lawful for anr <nr potation to issue or to own trust ^ert Acate*. or for any corporation, agent, office’- or tm ployes, or the dir cora or stockholders of a* y corporation, to enter into any combination, contractor ag cement with any perron or persons, oorpotation or corporations, or with any stockholder or director thereof, the pu • pogo and effect of which combination, contract or agreement shall be to p'ace the management or control of such combination or combinations, • r the manufactur. d prod ct thereof, in the hands of any trustee or trustees, with the intent to limit or fix the price or leesen the production and sale of any article of comme ce, use or consumption, or to pn vent, restrict or dlmlnl-h the manufacture or output of any such article. Sec. 3. If a corporation or a company, firm or association, shall be found guilty of a violation of th* ac , it shall be punished ny a floe of not less than ore per oent of the capital stO'k of bu oh corporation or amount invested in suoh company firm or association, and not to exceed twenty per ce< t of such capital stoca or amount invested. Any presld nt, manager, director or other c Cicer or agent or rf ceiver of any corporation, company, firm or nesoolation. or any memb r of an’ c omp.ny firm or association, or any i dividual, found guilt? of a violation of the first section of tb s act shall be pu lshed by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars, nor to exceed five thousand d >1 ars, and in addition thereto may be imprisoned in the county jail not to exceed one year. Sec. 4. Any contract or agreement in vio lotion of any provision of the preceding sections of this aot shall be absolutely void. Sec 6. Any purchaser of any article or comm' dity from any individual, company or corporation transacting business contrary to any provision < f the preceding sections of this set shall not be liable for the price or payment of su h attic e or commodity, and may plead this aot as a defense to any suit for suoh price or payment. Sec. 6. Any corporation created or organized by or under the law of this state, which shall violate any provision of the preceding sections of this act, shall thereby forfeit its corporate right aDd franchises, and its co porate existence shall thereupon cease and determine, as provided in this section; and it shall be the duty of the secretary of state, after the passage of this aot, to addr«ss to the president, secretary or treasurer of each incorporated company doing business in this state, a letter of inquiry al to whether the said corporation has merged all or any part i f its business or interest in or with any trust, com bination or association of persons or stockholders as named in the preceding provisions of this act, and tort quire an answer, under oath, of the president, secretary, treasurer or any director of said comp-ny; a form of affidavit prescribed by the secretary of state shall be enclosed in said letter of lnquirj, and on refusal to mate oath in answer to said inquiry. the secretary of state shall immediately cause a certified statement of the facts to b flied in the office of the a1 tome* general of th« state, who shall proceed, or direct such proceedings by any county attorney m the state, to commence an action in the district court of any county in the stat'’ of compoteut jurisdiction; when said proceedings are inst! tuted they shall be conducted as ordinary law notions, triable by oourt or jury on the final decision of same should the defendant be found guilty of a violation of any of the provisions of tats act—said court shall render a judgment mod order a revocation of the charter of said company aa a penalty tar the violation, or violation of which the said company shall be found guilty, and make publics tion of such revocation in four newspapers in general circulation in the four largest cities of tbe state. Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state, upon satisfacio y evidence, that any company or association of persons dul; im or-porated and operating under the laws of this •tate have entered into any trust, comb n-a tion or association ^as provided in the prating provisions cf this act, to give notice to suoh corporation that unless they withdraw from and sever all business connection with LICENSE FIGHT IN IOWA. Wednesday Several oui The house bill appropriating $4 800 to pay iha expenses of the university investigation was passed, Dodge and Meservy baing excused from voting because the bill was directly for their beniflt The bill extending the time of railroads for building fences along lines passed without opposition It will be a good thing for the railroads as they will now have time to put up fences without incurring penalties according to the present law. Governor L'rrabee recommended such a measure and it is thought it will go through the house vt ry easily. The senate then adjourned till 7 30 The senate this evening disposed of seventy seven bills, the majority of them by indfc finite postponement. Only legalizing acts and bills recommended for indefinite postponement were considered. WHI Witless Movements Des Moines, March SI.—This week promises to be a very lively one for this city and state. On Wednesday will occur the anti-saloon republican conference, which is likely to bring together four or five hundred objectors to the present law. The state executive committee of another organization—the state temperance union—will also meet Wednesday, and the democratic caucus license bill is made a special order in the house for the same day. The legislature is softening somewhat toward the temperance question, and it is now said that a license hill would go through the house with colors flying if there could be an assurance that it would meet the ap proval of the senate The senate committee on the suppression cf intemperance has reported favorably both the Lawrence and Schmidt bills. THOSE FLY CLEUKS. TMe Loud Female Element In the Stat* Legislature Correspondence of Thb Hawk-Btb. Des Moines March 31. -1 have in mind a little instance which happened not long ago, it may perhaps not amount to a great de&land yet when a stranger who was visiting the “scenes of the wise” asked me if a certain committee clerk was the daughter of a certain mem ber I could not help but smile. The reason of his question seemed to lie in the fact the young lady was seated on the arm of the member’s chair and her au burn tresses mingled in close proximity with his brow. No, she was no relative and yet perhaps felt a daughter’s affec tion for him who might (this was prior to the day of appointments) be the means of placing her in a position to earn a little three dollars a day. I have seen others in an occasional ramble through the corridors at the noon hour show themselves graduates in the art of flirtidg and not at all backward in bringing their knewledge to light. It’s certainly nice, certainly commendable to be social and pleasant, agreeable and courteous, but alas these bounds, it maybe unwittingly, are often overstepped, and wearing a cloak of indifference or independence as to the opinion of others some young lady acts in a manner neither becoming nor commendable. It would be much better and have a tendency to raise themselves in the estimation of others if they would forego some of the admiration and little jokes, lose part of life’s pleasures, and make some sacrifices at least for appearance sake, and should they still wish to be “hail 'ellow, well met,” why, let it be outside of the walls of the capitol. I de not wish to say all lady committee clerks act in this manner nor that they are the only ones who do. I have in mind several who are connected with both legislature and other state offices who are j est as bad. And then the female lobbyist. she is here with all her corruptability, although for the fair name of Iowa let it be said our legislators are not easily in fl Hence d by women they would blush to introduce their wives to. Perhaps these evils are always necessary accompaniments to a legislature, but I trust to see the day when there will be an improve ment and reform; and a good place to begin is to reduce the number of com mittee clerks to ten in tne senate and thirteen in the house.    Odin. TM* Friz* lew* Family. Dubuque. March 31.—August Meyers, of Independence, has probably the largest family in this slate. If there are any larger they have not turned up He is fifty two years of age, and his wife is forty seven. She has given birth to fifteen children, seven b >ys ai d eight girls Every one of these children is now living The eldest is thirty one years old, and the youngest four years of age. Mr Meyers has never been called upon to employ the services of a physician, except when each member of his family was ushered into the world. Mrs. Meyers is a healthy, handsome and lively matron. Both are cf the Jewish race, and both enjoy in the highest degree the esteem of their neighbors. BfOlksri a av* a Fend. Boone, March 21 —Frank R chardsoc, who lives at Ridg*port, near Boone, will be tried at the present term of the district court for assault with intent to commit murder. Frank and his brother, Dave, both claim a piece of Des Moines river land and Frank met two of Dave’s hired men who had been chopping on the disputed tract and pointed an immense horse pistol at them in a threaten ing manner. While the preliminary ex amination for this offense was being held in Boone, Frank terrorized the people here by going about the streets with the •ame pistol cocked and heavily loaded looking for Dave The trouble has made a sort of feud in the Ridgeport neighborhood and it is freely predicted that some body will ^ie before the trc uble ends. Mr. J W. ts*a bow Dead Special to Tri Hawk-Btb. Fort Madison, March 30 —Mr. J. W Benbow, who was run over Thursday by the east bound Santa Fe passenger ira n, died last night at 10:20 He withstood the shock of the amputation of his legs so well that, lh nigh Buff erin g mu cli pain, it was hoped he would ultimately recover. Saturday evening at seven, how ever, he began to sink rapidly and it tai soon seen that an early death was inevitable. He was conscious to the last, and calling his children to the bedside bade them farewell. Mr. Benbow was fifty five years of age and leaves a wife and five children, all grown. FoagMi a Polle*mas. Special to Tbs Hawk-Btb. Marshalltown, March 31.—At a late hour last night Policeman Yeager tiied to run in a drunken man and was set on by a tough named John Clark. Yesger was knocked down in the mud acd generally battered up and Clark started away with bis friends. The policeman got up and called on the parties to halt and after firing two shots at them they did so. One ball went through Clark’s hat just grazing his skull. Both prisoners were then taken in and this afternoon Clark re ceived a heavy fine for resisting an officer. A VALUABLE OLO MAP. TM* UBlt*« Stat** a* Divided bf G**|-rapM*r* stxty-Flv* Y*ar* ag*, 8ioux City, March 31.—A great deal has been written lately about old maps of Iowa and the northwest, and the interest in the matter has caused the digging up of time stained documents in the hope of finding something just a little older than is possessed by anyone else. Miss Helen Graham of this city has a map of the Ucited States that was among the effects left by her father. It was printed in 1826, acd it is in a very fair state of preservation. It is 17 by 21} inches in size, and folds up like an ordinary pocket map of to-day and is enclosed in pasteboard covers. The information is given on one corner that it was “drawn from the most approved surveys, and published by Solomon Schoyer. New York ” It was engraved by G. W Merchant of Albany The country east of the Mississippi river ^divided as now, except there is no Arrested tor Elgamf. Special to Tin Hawk-Iyb Davenport, March 31 —A week ago last Thursday a couple came here from I Chicago who registered at the St. James hntel as M. R Ferguson and Lila M Rosco. Two days later they were married at the parlors of the hotel, and a day or so after that they went to a boarding house and took rooms together ss man and wife. Saturday evening a detective came down from Chicago, located them, filed information against them and Sunday afternoon they were arrested on a charge of bigamy and lodged in the city house of detention. They will be held to await their trial. Isvlsnly Baread. LeMarb, March 31.—Mist Belle An drew met with a serious accident Saturday morning while building a fire. She supposed the fire to be entirely out in the stove and had placed some kindlings in the stove and some kerosene. When stooping over to light it the blaze sud denly started np and fired her hair. Her ing the situation in the devastated dis trict has been gloomy to-day and many people to-night are broken in spirit, though their physical wants are supplied. Most of the streets in that district are ankle deep in mud and water. Tee worst result of the wet is not sc much in additional injury to property ai in the suffering of the illy-protected people. Scores of families are protected only by hastily put up boards or canvass and they are wet and ccid. There is plenty of food, however, and the relief committee and agents are striving in every way to supply proper protection from the weather for all. The heavy snow, however, has greatly retarded the repairs in the residence district and a vast quantity of household goods to day has been partially or wholly spoiled by the damp ness The tobacco warehouses are pretty well protected and it is not thought that the loss will be serious. Mayor Jacobs, in an interview this evening, said he was satisfied that the number of those killed outright and those who will die from wounds will not reach one hundred and fifty. the total number of dead. The total number of dead so far is ninety-three and the wounded are about one hundred and fi'ty in number. Of the latter batween twenty and sixty are not expected to live. fatalities in webster county. Louisville March 31 —A late special from Henderson, Kentucky, says, the total number of killed in Webster county is forty and of wounded eighty. THREE JEW GHOULS ARRESTED Three Russian Jews were arrested last night whi:e setting fire to a demolished store on Market street in the midst cf the shattered district. The fellows will be severely dealt with Besides this there has been but few criminal attempts since the storm. Mrs. Barnwell, whose husband, the rector of St. John’s church, and his son were killed, was robbed of all her jewelry and money, and even the body of her dead husband was not respected, his gold watch being taken from bis pocket. A WATER FAMINE FEARED. Lowville, M*rch 31.—It has been snowing since early last evening and it is feared this has greatly damaged the goods in the tobacco districts. The heavy snow has also interrupted the work of repairing which was actively pushed all day yesterday and has otherwise irflic'ed hardships on the homeless and destitute A water famine is now threatened. The river already at such a high stage that the injury to tho pump ing station at the water works could not be repaired is g ing up and so long as the flood continues nothing can be done. It i9 estimated the reservoir now barely hold three days’ supply for the city. A BAD BREAK AT AUSTIN. Memphis, March 21 —The river is again Tieing here The rain has fallen in torrents since last night. A break in the levee of about fifty feet occurred at midnight at Austin, Mississippi, and had widened this morning to three hundred feet. There is no way to clo ie the gap and the break may increase to an unlim ited extent. All the plantations in the vicinity are being rapidly submerged and thntenants are leaving without saving their effects. DANGER FROM MELTING SNOWS. St Louis, March 31.—The enow storm of yesterday and last night seem to have been local, the area being confined to a radium of about one hundred miles from this city. At points in southern Illinois and central and soul hern Missouri from ten to flftsen inches fell. The melting of this great body of sno is likely to be quite rapid and all small streams tributary to the Missouri and Mississippi rivers with the area men tioned will pour out floods cf water within the ne it few days Trains on the Missouri and Illinois roads have been somewhat delayed but it is not thought there will be any serious detection to traffic. RISING AT CAIRO. Cairo, 111, March 31. —The Ohio river rose about half a foot in the last twenty-four hours. A heave rain set in last night and,it is now thought from present indications the river will reach fifty feet here. The Iron Mountain and the Bt. Louis, Arkansas and Texas railroads are shut out from Birds Point, transferring their train via Belmont. Burglars Bm ta Barm at Dabnqas Man* rn E*«c*s*fni K*cap*« Special to Th* Haws-Br*. Dubuque, Ma-ch 31 —For the past three months a gang of safe blowers have been terrorizing southwestern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois On an average of twice a week a country hamlet has been entered, two or three safts sacked, contents taken and the burglars efcar'e without leading a clue. The safe-blowers paid attention with impartiality to safes in postcffices. railroad depots and general stores. A li-t of some of the safes cracked is af ft Hows: On January 24th a safe belong ing to the Alares Express company standing in the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Piul depot, at D>rhr gton Wisconsin, was blown open and $250 taken. Fiv»-weeks later the same safe was again blown, his time jewelry to the amount of $800 was secured. On March 18th' the safe i\ the Chicago Milwauk* e and St. Paul depot at Platteville, Wisconsin, wa? blown and $40 in cash taken The same tight a safe in the Caicagi and No lh western depot ai Platteville was cracked $50 seer red On the same night a‘90 c s^fe in Knoemcheld s butcher shop in Dubuque was entered and $5,000 in money and securi iss abstracted Od *!arch 21 a safe in the Hazel Green, Wis cousin, pc8tcffl?.« wss clacked acd booty to tbe amount of USS in posture stamps and $25 in cesb was secured The same night a safe in McCann’s genera st re in dazel Glen was blown. Next night the burglars went to Georgetown, Wisconsin, and paid their repents to the uostt Si se sate securing $50 Sifee at Freeport llliawif ; M neral P lint, D*r lingier, Monroe awd Potosi, Wisconsin, have also been opened within the pas’ month and plunder to the amount of ‘ hon sands of dollars taken. Suspicion pointed first to two men who have been driving through the county pretending to be agents for a nursery and an agncu tural implement house They drive a small bay horse hitched to a two wheeled gig. Tnis outfit was seen tied all night in sev eral villages where the next morning one or two ssfts w uld bt fo tud b own open The nen g^ve the names of 8n»lby acd K'nntdy, on their prospecting trip?, their headquarters were in Du buque; here the* passed as the Bennett brothers. They rented a cottage and lived with two wrrnen who passed as h ir wives. Tin men cann here three months agj from. Memphis Miss., where they have a reputation of being experienced and harden d criminals T. • Jny officers came to Dubuque from several poiu e in Wisconsin ana Illinois The men were located in the house and an officer set to watch, but arm how one of the women in the house got a tip thU the police were on guard and when the officers made a descent the birds hid •town. The house was searched and the $193 in postage str.mps tak n fr -lr. HI Z2l Green postcfflon were four d together with murh other stolin prop erty. The sherff and his < ffi :e:a a*el mzv at their fai'ure to cap ure the burglars. Telegrams have b' en sent to various ci'iss, but the men wa aul a’e vary smooth and will hardly be captured hal1lko*d aivr .‘Etui. IS SHE ALIVE? TSE MOOS SBF! HJN TRIAL CASE ADAH OI Cnafllotinr anti Pnzzliajr Tectlaoa; is Which Birthmarks and drave*tone Epitaphs Largely Figure - History of the Remarkable Case. Spfc'al to Th* Hawk-Et*. Hamilton, 111, March 31.—News that the fsmouB Sheehan estate case is now on trial at Pittsburg. Pennsylvania, Awaken interest in 4he esse in Hancock county. It is believed that the Mary Sheehan who would be a legal heir to ihe estate occup es a pauper s grave in a is vicinity. Following is the remnrk-ab.e story: Thomas che eh an was a well-to-do fa-mer living near Pittsburg in 1856. In January of that year SheeWn, as charged, had illicit relations with -a widow I Ady named Mary Beet, and on October 9 1856 a fema-o child was born to her. Mrs. Beet had a family of sere'£l children Sheehan gave the child to his sister, Mrs. Garrett Gibbons, then living at Saltsburg, Pete ay Iv ar. a Soon after Mr. and Mn. G bbens moved to Keokuk, Iowa, and from tnooco to Hamilton where Gibbons obtained e mploy ment on tbe railroad iheu being bni t from Warsaw to Carthage The cb d bore the name of Mary S ieehan. and died, as supposed, in October I £53 Sii month later Mrs Gibbons died. Both Tcro buried at the county’s exp* nae a b ugh the rec rd* show only hit Mrs Globelia was so buried No record of tho child s death can be obtain* d. but it is ahown that a bill was al-l.iwe • for medical aide nuance upon Mary Sn* eban In I860 Tkioma Sheehan married Mrs Bent, I hup. a ^cording to the laws of PeauayivhuH, legitime z ng thn birth of the child. Sheet an in 1887, leaving an eats e valued at $50 CKX). Sometime after her bu Tib& DtVs d»'a h Mrs Sheehan had a dr* ain t the < fft ci that her child aaa a ive. It d welt upon hen mind to fitir'h au extent taal she advtriised for the child, or inforroa'ioo concerning her. la the meantime the estate wad bel settled as rapidly as nosaible In answer to Mrs Sheehan’s advertisement two women app ar. d lo Pittsburg, b )th elnino* g to Vjo m *ry 18 eehan. One a Mias J.ilia Mitchell, came from St.. L u s. an! stated that she nad been in En urp* an ss»lum ; ii ca early childhood. The other, a Mrs Montague, hailed from Cf’icHgo Mrs bheehan promptly dismissed the St Lnuis wornoD, but took favoraH.y to the Chicago claimant who seem-t to hsva c* nviuced Mrs Sheehan That she is h* r t ild, proving it by a peculiar birth mark Aa attorn*y from Pittburg csme to the vicinity last May and examined all tha h<: ads ones in the graveyard to establish the chad’s d**ath It is thought, however, that ’he Mitchell woman has a pretty strong cace. Ding GREENVILLE INUNDATED. •aid trust, combination or association their I of West Virginia, the territory ^a* I hands were badly burned, but except wiill Ka *avr.Vad af tho cvatraH/\n I MAM    AL    -    —.    V    a    Rmvtor    I    .    *    .    * TM* Republica* Msaaar* Pr***at*dta tit* Was* aaa ***** commits** Washington. March 81.—At a special c'm^‘ 115 per cent; kid glove*, kid and leather I 2 Sn aS!f pr“ent?d I in whole or pert, in any etege of manu- .............* Km    minority    |    fMtury .ceding to JeluT from Al 50, the republican tariff bill The will be allowed ten days in which to pre pare their views and offer such amend ments to the bill before it is reported to house The bill, according to McKinley, will effect reductions of $45 €00tU00 in the revenues    The Only    change of •pedal significance made in the tariff bill since those already noted within the past few weeks is in hides, which have been placed upon the dutiable list at a rate of 15 per cent advalorem, with a provision allowing a drawback on ex ported goods made from imported hides equal to the    rate of    duty paid Among additions made to the free list are the    following,    acids used for medical, chemical or manufacturing purposes not specially provided for; any animal imported especially for breeding purposes providing that no such animal shall be admitted free, except it be of pure and regoniaed breed end hee been oily registered for that breed; animal brought into the United States temporar fly for a period not exceeding six months for the purpose of exhibition or competition for primes offered by any agricul torsi or racing association; artimea in crude state used in dving or tanning not specially enumerated or provided for im this aet; books and pamphlets printed exclusively In languages other than Sag-1 a sedated Jo lith; hlao books and motto of Wyoming. SO to 50 per oent; pianos, 25 per cent. The internal revenue provisions abd lab all special tax upon dealers la leaf tobacco, dealers in tobacco, manufacturers of tobacco and cigars and peddlers. All restrictiocs upon growers in regard to the sale of tobacco is removed. The tax on smoking and manufactured tobacco and snuff is reduced from 8 to 4 cents per pound. A provision is made for a rebate to manufacturers on goods held when the law goes into effect Section 83 repeals all the laws allowing distillation fermented liquors except in authorised distillery end law allowing use cf aloohal vapor in manufacturing vinigar. Tho bill makes one hundred and fifty two closely printed pages. Washington, March 29 —The senate and house committees on immigration held a joint meeting to day at which a resolution was adopted approving the ! selection of fills Island ss the location of the immigrant landing station. N01CIXATMD BT THM PMBSEDNHT. The president to-day sent the senate the nomination of OlaTenoe D. Clark charter will be revoked at the expiration of thirty day* from date of auch notice Sec. A It thai be the duty of the orosecut in* attorneys in their respective j ariadii t ons, and th'! attorney general, to enforce the foregoing provisions of this act, anc any prosecuting S’torney, or the attorney general, securing conviction under the provisions or tbis act, shall he entitled, in addition to such fee or salary aa by law he is a lowed for such prosecution, to one-flfth of the find recovered When the attorney general *nd prosecutes attorney act in in the prosecution in sny case, under the provisions of this aet, th-y shall be en-entitled to one-foui th of the fine recovered, whioh they shall divide equally between them, who* there is no agreement to the con trary. and it shall be the duty of the grar d juiy to inquire into anc ascertain if there exist any pools, trusts, combinations within their respective counties. See S. All sots or parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this aet are hereby repealed. See. IO. Publication clause. now constitues the present state being | all under the one state government That section north of Illinois and be- j tween the Mississippi and the lakes is known ss the Northwest territory, and J embraces all of the state of Wisconsin | and that part of Minnesota east of the Mississippi. In all this territory not a I single town it shown. At the Falls of] one spot her face was saved to a great extent. It was a very serious accident and only for the timely forethought of Thomas Andrew, her brother, in apply ing remedies, she would have been burned much worse. Frosh Brocks la lh* Lower Mississippi L*vs«s—Tbs DaBsas*U*pr«*»d*Bts4 Greenville, Miss, March 31 —The levee north of this city gave way at coon despite the efforts of the people, and tbe wafer poured in upon the city, which a1 ways before had been above the level of the Mississippi at its greatest height. The fl:>od is a tremendous one, and the volume of water pouring in from three breaks above is spreading cut in all directions, inundating plantation after plantation which, in the flxd of 1882 were above water. It is estimated by engineers thats large portion of the city rill be fl )oded and the greatest height the waur will reach in the lower parts Will be three feet. It is greatly feared the heavy wind and rain now prevailing will cause the levees to give way in new places The water from the Austin break will have an outlet into the Yazoo river, which will inundate a large sec tion of country in But flower and Yazoo counties No lives are reported lost and] ma stain no actual suffering is anticipated. Gsaumttaa Bait road ('o*itr**tloB i.»t ta a Frau* h ay "Cicala. City of Mexico, March 31.—A contract has been mad^ between the govern ment of Guatemala and representatives of a French svndinate for the construe tion of the Northern railroad of Guatemala, extending from the capital to the Atlantic ocean. THE PA83BNGHR AGENT3 RETURN Chicago, M-rch 81 —The American Association of General Passenger Agents arrived tb s evening from the City rf Mexico The members without exception express themselves greatly phased with the trip.and predict that the result of their investigations and intercourse with the Mexican ( fficials a-d merchants will be productive of much good Great praise is accorded Messrs Charlton and Somerville of the Alton road, for the able management of the excursion. ARGUING ON RATES. 8pcoial to Th* Hawk-Eye Des Moines. March 31 —The house railroad committee met this evening to hear arguments on mileage in tbe transit bill and the bill calling for the same rates in Iowa as are made in Illinois. Mr. W C Brown spoke first in regard to the latter bill He explained why the rates in Iowa and Illinois did not correspond He was contradicted by Mr Babcock, a *rain slapper of northwestern Iowa. L 8 Coffin also spoke on the subject He was not in favor of having any hasty legislation passed on the sub ject. It wruld not be the best thing to have a bill passed giving proportionate ra'n for long buul as for the Bhort haul Mr J M. B'dMio spoke en the bill to define the qualifications cf railway en ti eers He was in favor cf ‘he passage of the bill. At the close of tee speeches questions were asked by members and others. 3 too Fives* 8»dL*«*S. New York M irch 31 —Sheriff Flack was mil- morning sentenced to two months i > the county jail and fl ied $500. Joseph M**f ks wa9 sentenced to pay a fine of $500 aLd be imprisoned in the county jail for one month. William L. Foick waa sentenced to pay a fine of $500 and ba imprisoned in the penitentiary for four months A STAY GRANTED. Within an f our af'er the sentence was pronounced, Judge Van brunt granted a ’•'ay of proceediug in the case of the F.acks and Meek, perdtng an appeal. The bail was fii^d at $2,500. A Horribi* od ap. racy. Boston, M»rch 31 —The terrible holocaust on Ninth struct on February 2d, wnen twelve inhabitants r f a tenement house were buri ed to death, was supposed at thu time to bo of incendiary origin. Five n.ea have been arrested charged with the crime and evidence in the pos action of the auihorities show that there was a conspiracy to burn the building. I ss Fay rkN New York, Mar rcnce in tee sup'em a decision in favor i the suit brought i Metropolitan iSzhih judge exposed the tract Witt Ward c court of equity. ba M Ward. i 81.— Judge Lawcourt handed down J ha M. Ward in YiDHt him ny the ionc.mpany. The ^pinion that the conli not be enforced in a TBF FORT MADISON ROAD. -Th* Lie* an arkansas town destroyed briar V**rly wipil Fr«m th* Kartb-L”**, f100,000 Little Bock, March 81.—Greenbrier, a small town located about forty miles A Say Dross*** w______________   Sioux    City, Iowa March SI.—A six ___________________ ____ conjunction I Bt Anthony, about where Bt Paul is lo* I teen year-old boy named Cook, while out I nor^| cf here in the interior of Faulkner ” cated. there is a “United States fort,” I hunting Saturday with another boy at1    -    -    - and Fort Crawford is shown about the I McCook lake, present location of Prairie du Chien I his companion Fort Brown is on the map at tbe south-1 is drowned. The boat    he    was    usiag and era end of Green Bay, on Lake Michi-1 his hat have been fouid    A    searching 7    'party is looking for the body. ;urday with another boy at I pp^ty, was almost'bompletely destroyed I he, became separated from I ^ flri ve«urdav    each year *01L?n(^i'    t*11*    I    four    stores and contents, a blacksmith I gin. West of the Mississippi only four I divisions are shown, and they are Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas territory and Missouri territory The latter takes rn all the territory north and wert of the I present state of Missouri, extending to - - the IklfHS ta Nebraska. Hamburg, Iowa, March 31.—It now ..    ________ transpires that William Tinner, the The house passed the senate bill length-1 all the territory north and wert of the I farmer who drew money from the Bank suing the terms of the present county I present state of Missouri, extending to [of Sidney and disappeared, was not arar- auditors one year so that hereafter the I the Pacific coast on the west and to the I dared, as was feared, but fled the coim-15^^. contents were burned auditor and treasurer wffl slteraate in I British line on the horth. Mexico ex-1 try, purchasing a ticket to Nebraska I numbeT 0f inmates were fatally and City. elections. As the duties cdItta two of-1 tends up along the Pacific coset to the floes are so Beady related it is desirable I truth boundary of the present aute of to keep in one lean aU the time who is I Oregon, taking in all of Texas, New thoroughly familiar arith the financial Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and Cal condition of ttoowatry.    I    if amia Iowa. Nebraska, KanssA the The senate bin for Urn preserved -n of I Dakotas and all the country wert to w*J    I    £OWI* es Missouri territory. Council | ot awmaiBCI, IJ to the only place set dawn as the I distinguished members wffl be utes three ttflm^^doUarsto^ be1 ex-| location of a townin an this vast region, J    _ Neatest state Uniformity. Boone, March 81—The Boose County Teachers* association held a moating here shop, hotel and livery stable were con turned. The lorn will aggregate about $100, OOO. The fire originated in a livery stable through the dropping of a lighted match. A SERIOUS FIRE Milwaukee, March 31.— Fire broke out at nine o’clock this morning in St Joseph’s Catholic convent and the entire - A •sri 9. A- m Bulimy—A Die Moons, March SI —The annual I encampment of the Grand Army of the I Republic, which meets in this city this I week, promises to exceed an others in I point of attendance. General Alger and cully injured by jumping. Loss 970,000; insurance 925 OOO. pended by Bbrary trustees constotmg of I arid it ig located on the west bank of the judges of the supreme court and the sn on the justice of the supreme oourt itendeatof public instruction. This win put tho records of the state to very good shape and keep them to that cond! Tbs raper* cf tbs committees was pm-  ______ ____ ranted and showed thai tho work was! Tho Sioux ooouptod oQ GM country Missouri, white Fort Calhoun to east bank. tribes 1mtmdxed,°t£e southern part of [Saturday, arith about Otehmtobr^teach-Iowa being given up to the Iowan, ml era present A strong reaction was tho im at ibm tribe mi thou spalled. | pasmd protcrtteg against state uniform est? af ti Fan! Ceibo, UL, March 8L—It to reported to night that the steamer City of St. Paul, which had a small circus on board, badly damaged by the great storm and to now lying at Sh Atwells’ Island The circus people and boat’s crew are lout of fool aud suffering for food. Pr*miUss Clan Mem* Tar*** Over to It* Par shaver* Cl*.sago, Fort Ma*l««a ar. a hon*! Railway iueorporat** FT. MADI •■on la , March 31 —The Ft Madison and Northwestern railway wa* this afternoon formally turned over to its purchaser, Mr. Willard T. Block, of Chica* ’ The money for the payment thereof was duly deposited this afternoon with Master in Chancery Lorn*?, at Keokuk. The price paid waa $38 ICOG The changes in the operating force have not bien announced. THE NEW CORPORATION. Keokuk, March 31—The purchasers of the Fort M>dison & Northwestern railway, to-day flied articles of itcorpo ration of the Chicago Fe r: Madison & Dei Moines railway company. The busi-i ess it stated to be to acquire construct and operate rat1 way*, tele-rrapb, express and freight lines The capital stork is pl aer d at $2, 0 0 000, and the life of the corpor-atinu continues fifty years from the time of filing the sr ides A b'lard of nint directors Eh all conduct the business cf the company, who shah be elected at the annual meeting to be held at Fort Madi ton on the fird Tuesday of December of The directors shall elect own number a president and vice-president, and appointed the other officers and employes ♦he amount of capital stock is the limit of amount of indebtedness that can be acquired. Until successors are elected, the following named prreons shall constitute the director* ^f this corporation: Williard T Bleck, E 8 Conway, Buren R Sherman, A E Whitney, William P Scott, Frank A -eymour, Samuel Atlee E S Skinner and J ames A. Parmele Tkil morning, Mr. Convay paid to Master in Chancery L:max $38,100, the purchase price for the old narrow gauge and received a deed to the property la company with James H , Sam and Bd. G Alerion, he went to Fort Mad tson, this afternoon. There th*y met W P. Sccott, ted took possession of the road. Mr. Scott will be superintendent ud general manager. Mr. Conway s'ated that the new company purposed to widen the road to a standard gauge and extend it to Ottumwa this summer. He Fa**‘ly *h»t H#r Haib«i4. Special to Te» Hawk-Kc* Carroll, M^rch 31.—A family fuss occurs d at the laundry ibis afternoon, SEW lcox and F ife being the participants Sae shot a thirty eight calibre ball at her husband, it entering the abdomen and r. ti cling a fatal wound. Wilcox is said to be dying Mrs. Wilcox is now in jail here 78r«*i * O’ from £mr ut Ear* How kb. N Y , March SI.—Jerome Bake , aged six y five was found dead in his home rn a. here yesterday with his rsroa*. cut from ear to ear, and his head r,\tjlost severed lr rn the body Charles, h a son was arrtsied on suspicion of having c< mantled tbe deed. Ma roarer Up f >r Lit*. Bangor, M i , M - r. h 31 - Chaa Stain aud (Liver ( rem veil, convicted of th* murder of John Wilson Barron, cashier of the Dexter Savings bank, were brought into 'he supreme court this morning and senter c^d to tbe state prison for life at hard labor._ A Reporter ?•«!**•*« for Caatm|t« New York, March 81 - Judge Barrett th*s mornirg -eo'eLced Diiw rib Ghost to thirty days’ imprisonment and to pay a flue of $250 for criminal contempt of court. Choat is the reporter who secreted himself in the room where the Flick jury was considering its verdict. A >*w n isu D«»l«*. Chicago, March 31.—The motion for a new trie I by tbe attorneys of Jerry O’Donnell, convicted as a party in the attempt to bribe the Cronin jury, was denied by Judge Waterman tbis morning. lit* cit? of Fail* Queenstown, March 31—There has bees no increase in water in the City of _    .Paris    since yestei day and it to believed i wo-tbirds jftf{4hat the bottom of the steamer to not injured Divers are making an exaarinn-tion of the steamer s hull It is very important in this age of Taal material progress that a remedy be plecf-aiit to tbe taste and eye, easily taken, acceptable to the stomach and healthy in tis nature and tff^cts. Possessing these qualities, Syrup of Figs to the one perfect laxative and most gentle diuretic known *    __ Ballet far Ha* Eapram* Comart* Baltimore, March 31.—Edward Otto Hink.ey, sectary of tho American Bar association, has forwarded to congress a petition from several thousand lawyers residing in twenty four states ten territories urging the enactment of acara measure of relief for the supreme court. tart hOOkS, Le Harpe, UL, March $1.—In court I emphatically dented that any other rail [here the temperance element of the place I way was becking the road but that they lls pmeaim ti ag a number of well known I would probably make traffic arrange-teaUagcd violation of the law. Iraratoi with other Itoaa mil y*toM ararat Bsf* Albany. March 81 — Governor has vetoed the Saxton ballot reform Use Hibbard'S* ;

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