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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - April 3, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAW: Wa L". E IYJ E Established: June, 1819.] BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 1890. [Price: IS Cents pkk Wkkk. T AHBUMEHTS IX THE SEXiTE OH THE DISPUTED ELECTION CASES. Senator Gray’s Harangue—The Anti-Trust Bill Reported Back—Matters in the House—Public Debt Statement-Washington News. shington, April 2.—After some prt|pninary business the senate took up th&fgongider&tion of the Montana election cases. Mr. Hoar stated the case on the part of the majority of the committee, the whole matter turning upon the question whether one set cf delegates (who voted with the twenty-five republican delegates for Sanders and Power), were legally elected from Silver Bow county; or whether the other set (who voted with the twenty-four democrats for Clark and McGinnis), were the legally elected deputies Mr. Gray, representing the minority of the committee, made a statement in support of the claim that Clark and McGinnis were entitled to seats. He commented upon the finding of the canvassing board in Montana, which declares that no abstract of votes had been received from Silver Bow county; that they bal “exhausted the authority” given to them by the statutes in endeavoring to obtain it, and that it therefore became their duty to assert and declare it from the best sources of information obtainable; and he argued that the canvassers had no authority to act on any information obtained from any source other than the election officers of the county, declaring that he had never known such a bold and flagrant act of usurpation, and the members of the canvassing board of Montana, the governor, chief justice and secretary of the territory should have been whipped at a cart tail in every country town in the territory. Mr. George—Is there any evidence in t he record that the legislature which this Iron Hall house (the republican house) claimed to be a part ever performed any legislative act or passed any law? Mr. Gray—None whatever. The governor never recognized the Iron Hall house, but recognized the house which met at the court house (the democratic house) as the lawful and rightful house. Mr. Teller interrupted Gray to say that various communications had passed between the Iron Hall house and the senate. Mr. Hoar—There were no other lawful evidence of the title of governor or any other state officer of Montana except this very canvass which the senator from Delaware says has no validity whatever. Mr Gray then went on to denounce the “indecent haste” with which the territorial canvassing board made the report and adjourned with full knowl edge of the fact that a court of competent jurisdiction had issued a peremptory mandamus ordering an abstract of the votes in the Silver Bow county made and furnished. The members of that territorial canvassing board stand convicted of participation in those sharp practices in which the majority of the committee on privileges and elections would have the senate also become a participator. Gray went on to speak of the evidences of haste with Which the president’s proclamation of the admission of Montana had been issued. He did not accuse the president of being a participator in the conspiracy, but alleged that the president had been persuaded by tho conspirators to make himself an instrument in consummating their design. The minority committee, he said, accepted the findings of the county board of Silver Bow county, and they h eld that Clark and McGinnis held the lawful credentials. Mr. Gray yielded the floor without concluding his argument and the death of Representative Wilber being announced the senate adjourned. the fur trade upon an equality with that of other nation!. The report accompanying it Baya in part: “The ocean transportation of the United Statea averaged $240,000,000 annually for the peat ten. ________..■■■■■■ years. Taking our share of this trade | IBE DEMOCRATIC at seventy-five Der cent we have the amount of $180,000,000, ten per cents of which is $18,000,000. burely it would not be a bad investment for the nation to ANTI - PROHIBITIONISTS nm LMOOX LICENSE IN THE HOOSE BILL themselves favorable to and if Iowa only her influence would ex-end principles over a great part of the United States. Mr. Luke moved that the bill be referred back to to the house with recommendation for indefinite postponement. Mr. Blythe seconded the motion. He stated that he and the republican members could not vote for the bill on sev pay out $18,000,000 annually to secure an I The Anti-Prohibition Republican Con-1 era! grounds, especially of the fact that opportunity "------'      —    1    lea.w— *--* OOO. But if five per cent. to earn and save $180,000 this is too large, make it That would be double what the bounty bill will call for in ten I years to come. The estimate of the committee is that under the terms of the bill payment in bounties for the first year would be for sail vessels, $1,644,818; steam vessels, $1,715,922; total, $3,360,-751. The annual increase would be about five per cent, so it would be eight years before the annual bounty would amount to $5,000,000. Representative Fithian submitted the report of the minority, which says the vention — Resolutions Adopted — Other Legislative Matters—The Carrell Tragedy-State News. Tax Hawk-Bra Bureau, I Capitol Building, > Das Mounts, la., April 2. J In the house this afternoon the liquor incense bill was taken up as a special order. The house went into committee of the whole to consider it. Mr. Banana made the opening speech subsidy would be creating and fostering I on the question. When the prohibition a privileged class at an expense to the wnole people. The minority believe the most effective way to bring about the revival of the shipping industry if for congress to place all the materials used in the construction of ships upon the free list, repeal all laws in restraint of trade, repeal the restrictive navigation laws and permit merchants to buy their ships where they can buy them the chee and sail under the American flag. THE ANTI-TRUST BILL. A anopsia of IMO Provisions sad Panamas. Washington, April 2.—The anti-trust bill as reported to-day from the senate committee on the judiciary in substance, declares every contract, combination in the form of a trust or otherwise, or a conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several states and territories, or with foreign nations, or in any territory or state, illegal. Every person who shall make such contract or engage in such combi-natiau or conspiracy, or who shall monopolize, or combine, or conspire with any other person or persons to monopolize any part of trade or commerce among the several states and territories or with foreign nations shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor and on conviction be punished by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both. Any property owned under any contract or by combination or pursuant to any conspiracy and being in course of transportation shall be forfeited to the United States and may be seized and condemned by like proceedings as those regarding the property imported contrary to law. Any person who shall be injured in business or property by any other person or a corporation by reason of anything forbidden by this act may sue in any circuit court of the United States, and recover threefold the damage sustained besides the costs of the suit and attorney’s fee. The act includes corporations and associations existing under or authorized by the laws of the United States, the several states and territories or any foreign country. _ GENERAL WASHING TON NEWS measure of the proper He concluded THS HOUSE. DlHinlBi Admixtion th* Idaho Bill. Washington, April 2.—Bills were passed as follows: For a bridge across the Missouri river between Iowa and Nebraska; amending the act to aid vessels wrecked or disabled in waters conterminous to the United States and the Dominion of Canada; authoriz ing the construction of a bridge and ap proaches at New York City across the Hudson river, to regulate commerce over such bridge between the states of New York and New Jersey and to establish such bridge as a military and post road. The honse then proceeded to the discussion of the Idaho admisssion bill. Mr. Dorsey, of Nebraska, in charge of the bill, made a speech in its favor. The only opposition to the admission of Idaho, he said, came from the Mormons. They protested against the provision of the constitution which disfranchised bigamists and persons who were mem bars of an association which encourages biff amy. Mr. Mansur criticized the provision of the constitution disfranchising the Mormons. and said the real reason was the Mormons voted the democratic ticket. Dubois earnestly advocated the admit aion of Idaho. Criticizing the minority report he said he proposed that biga mists and polygamists should not vote in Idaho. What right had the members of the minority to impose upon Idaho a condition which had never before been imposed upon any state coming into the union. There was, he said, in Idaho a genus homo, known as the Jack Mormon, who, while denouncing polygamy and bigamy, obeyed all the behests of the Mormon priest. Were the gentleman, from Illinois (Springer) to live in Idaho he would probably be known as “a Jack Mormon.” He closed his discussion on the Mormon question by saying the issue was fairly pointed here. Would congress sustain this treasonable and lascivious institution or would it hold up the hands of brave pioneers who had gone to Idaho; who on this proposition had abandoiied all party ties and united in saying: “We earnestly desire statehood, but we desire it only for loyal American citizens.” Mr. Smith, of Arizona, earnestly denounced the action of the committee on territories in failing to report his territory for admission. His people had been unfairly treated. Arizona had eve qualification for statehood, but the bi tor ber admission was to be smothered in the committee simply because she had seen fit to send a democrat to this con gresa. The territory of N ew Mexico, with a population greater than Idaho and Wy nming combined, waa also kept in the back ground. Was it because poor Joseph (the delegate) had become a democrat? Mr. Chipman, while favoring the ad mission of the territories, criticized the proposed constitution of Idaho as an invasion of sacred individual and religious rights. Mr. Perkins spoke in favor of the bill and pending farther debate the matter went over until to-morrow. Adjourned. OUK MERCHANT MARINE. Th* Monthly National Debt Statement —Washington Gossip. TOTON, April 2.— Interest bearing debt—principal, $802,122,582; interest. $8,904,025; total, $811,026 557. Total debt on which interest, has ceased since maturity, principal and interest, $1,981,144 Total debt bearing no interest. $786,854 842. Total debt—principal, $1,590 808,480; interest, $9,054,064, total, $1,599 862,544. Total debt less available cash items, $1,055,778 514. Net cash in the treasury, $82,615,842. Debt, less cash in the treasury April I, $1,023,157,-672. Debt, less cash in the treasury March I, $1,034,547,528. Decrease in the debt during the month, $11,389,857. Decrease in the debt since June SO, 1889, $53,488 948. Total cash in the treasury, as shown by the treasurers general account, $628,764,791. PROTEST AGAINST A DUTY ON RAW HIPES. Washington. April 2.—A petition from the New England Shoe and Leather association was filed with the committee of ways and means to-day, protesting against any imposition of duty on raw hides and skins. The petition asserts that the imposition of this duty shall tend to drive a large export trade to Canada, where tanning can be done much cheaper than in the United States. appointments Washington, April 2.—The president has sent to the senate the following nominations: George F. Turretin, surveyor general of Nevada; Edward H. Harvey, pension agent at Detroit, Michigan; Charles S. Kelsey, Indian agent at Green Bay agency, Wisconsin; Alex. F. McMillan, of Michigan, deputy first auditor of the treasury; William Winter-bdtham, postmaster at Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 8IGNAL SERVICE FLOOD REPORT. Washington, April 2.—The signal service office says regarding the Mississippi flood: The Ohio has reached its highest to day at Cairo, where the gauge reads 48.60. The river has been rising two feet in eight days and will now slowly fall. The Tennessee, Cumberland and upper Misissippi rivers are falling rapidly despite the fact that nearly four cubic miles of water have fallen the past week in their basins. At New Orleans the river has risen one inch since yesterday. The rise there within the next few days will not equal the high water already passed. WASHINGTON GOSSIP. The judiciary committee reported back to the senate to-day the anti-trust bill in the form of a substitute. It was read and Edmunds said that as soon as the Montana election case was disposed of the bill would be taken up. The resolution offered in the senate yesterday to change back the daily hour of meeting to twelve o’clock was passed after some debate. The conference report on the urgency deficiency bill waa presented in the senate to-day and agreed to. The bill was passed in the house to-day continuing in force the measure author- law went into effect about six years ago the effect upon individuals wre different. Some went out of business and others remained at work and paid no attention to the laws enacted. The laws of 1886 were made more stringent and the powers of injunction were extended. The law was also made much more severe. From the fact that these measures have not wiped out the liquor traffic, the conclusion was apparent that prohibition was not the proper measure of treating the matter. Many* places were scenes of open violation of the law, or else a large number of secret places were created fdr drinking. The people began thinking on the matter, and the way prohibition went in the other states had a great influence in turning public opinion in the direction of the repeal of the law. The democratic party last year took that view of the matter and placed before the people the proposition to license traffic. It was the question of the campaign and it was decided in favor of license. Richman spoke on the bill in detail, explaining each section. Richman said the bill expressed the sentiment of the democratic side of the house, and they were willing to follow the will of the people as expressed last fall. He did not claim there would be an absolute observance of the law proposed, but he thought it would do away with the wanton violations of the law as appeared every day. He was of the opinion that license was very practical and would do the work of restricting the liquor business much better than prohibition. He quoted from letters from Minnesota and Ohio in regard to the license law there, in both of which license was much more successful than prohibition. Michigan was quoted as having the same experience. The statement that those who were against prohibition were for the saloon waa erronious. Dr. Lyman Abbott was quoted as saying that high license was the present, and prohibition measure of the millenium. by saying the bill was presented by the party in good faith and he hoped for its favorab.e consideration. Richman received considerable applause at the close of his address. Ex-Governor Walden spoke for prohibition. He said the democratic party was honest in the bill it presented, but that bill favored the return of the saloon to Iowa under certain restrictions. As a general thing there was too much legislation, but in the case of the salooa there could not be too much restriction. A petition had been circulated in his county for the repeal of prohibition and when it came to him only one name was attached. The people of the county had met and passed a resolution endorsing prohibition, even after all these years’ trial and the charges that the law was entirely unsatisfactory. Walden could see no reason why the saloon wanted to pay into the county treasury a license fee when as the anti-prohibitionists claimed saloons were running freely under prohibition. No good comes from the open saloon whether it is licensed or not, since the people of the state have repeatedly said the saloon must go. He was willing to vote for its destruction. Some say it will bring defeat to the republican party if this law is continued on the statute books. The party has never adopted anything but good principles, and it is time now that it never adopted a better one than the present. It was right and he was willing to go down in the right rather than succeed in the wrong. Pr&hibition is at present on treal before the legislature as jury and the eyes of the state and country are upon them all. Prohibition must prevail and the house wa# not willing to let it go down. In conclusion he stated that though a sentiment of this nature was slumbering in the cornfields last fall it was now fully aroused and demanded retention of the law ast it stands. Luke, of Franklin, said the course of the discussion was different from what he had anticipated. The bill proposed was apparently satisfactory to its friends and they were willing to stand by it. There arise in the history of political parties turning points which are very important. The people of Iowa are now at one of these points, and the course taken will be watched with close attention. Mr. Luke proceeded to trace the history of prohibition from its adoption in the fifties. In his inaugural address Governor Boies had advised the punishment of drunkards and the proper care of inebriates. Governor Larrabee in his message said that since the time of the enactment of the prohibitory law in 1884. fully three thousand open saloons had been driven from the state. When people come here and engage in that business they were fully cognisant of the fact that the state at any time could enact a law to declare their occupation unlawful. It had been charged by the democratic side that prohibition everywhere was a failure. The boeted success of the high license law of other statea was brought about by the republican party and these were made by that party at those times because peo of the state. It to repeal prohibit the last section of the bill repealed the prohibitory law. The last platform of the republican party declared in favor of a retention of tile prohibitory law and that party could not go back on its pledge. The republican party had followed the dictates of the people since it declared for prohibition in 1884 and were going to follow it still fanner Three democratic committees had made enough majority to elect Boies and now that party desired the republicans to go back on its principles on that account. The issue of the last campaign was not entirely prohibition, for the democrats themselves claimed it was a tariff victory, hence the action of last fall could not be taken as a true test on the prohibition question. The republican party will stand by prohibition until the people express themselves against it directly without the troubles and side issues of a general election. Mr. Clarke, of Woodbury, said not all the virtues were to be found in one party. The question of prohibition is not a practical one. What we want is a law that can be enforced. No law can be enforced unless supported by popular e e atiment. Since prohibition and license comes down to a question of forcement simply, the prohibitory law is not one which applies and is en forced in all portions was found necessary tion once before in Iowa, and just after that was repealed the people of foreign countries were invited to come in and settle, and after doing so and building up industries they were deprived of their rights and property by outrageous laws passed by the Iowa legislatures. The republican party of Iowa has worked for prohibition and lost power, and it will not have any standing whatever and will be buried irrevocably in the succeeding elections if it does not take a more sensible stand on this question. Iowa, since the adoption of prohibition, has steadily degenerated, and the people of the other states look upon us with contempt. Our cities have not progressed and the entire state is gradually becoming a mere kitchen garden for Chicago. Prohibition increases the costs of running the counties and thus piles up taxes to a very high figure. This naturally drives away good and substantial people who would like to settle here. Prohibition has not decreased the drinking in the state because the carrying of pint bottles has become regular institution among all classes of our people. The bill proposed a decrease of expenses by making the saloons pay a great part of them by license. It wcu’d allow counties not desiring saloons to prohibit them the same as now, and on the whole was an extremely practical and proper measur. to be passed. Mr. Dobson favored prohibition. He judged by the speeches that all were friendly to temperance, but the remarks of the democratic members were received with applause from ex-saloonkeepers in the galleries. He desired to know why the gentlemen on the other side would not bring before the people some results of license in increasing the expenses, filling the jails and penitentiaries in Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri and other license states. The Pennsylvania democrats rejected high license as an inefficient measure. Iowa’s criminal expenses and criminal reports showed a great decrease since prohibition had been adopted. In the penitentiaries it was found necessary to transfer men in order to have men enough to fill out contracts made with the manufacturers of Iowa. The prisons under prohibition have only about six hundred inhabitants, while states of the same number of inhabitants have from two to five times as many. In some localities prohibition is not enforced, and now people who will not enforce that law because it is obnoxious to them come to ask the republicans to enact a law equally obnoxious to the republicans. When Iowa’s governor announced the Iowa prohibition law a failure at his inauguration his declaration was applauded by all the Chicago bums, gamblers and Iowa ex saloon keepers in the house. Only three states show a decrease of crime and they are Maine, Kansas and Iowa, and all these have prohibition. The hope of the Iowa people is that prohibition will be enforced in all cou aries of Iowa. It was decided at nearly six o’clock to have the committee rise, report progiess and ask leave to meet again. The house then adjourned till nine tomorrow morning. that policy j press intemperance or promote morals, steed fast j and therefore the experiment should be abandoned and the law so modified that those communities which desire a change shall have the right to determine for themselves whether intoxicating liquors shall be sold as a beverage within their limits. We are unalterably opposed to any attempt to introduce into the constitution the doctrine the state prohibition. The organic law of the state ought not to be encumbered with police regulations of that character. We recognize that the republican party originally gave assent to the policy of prohibition as an experiment only, but we regret its latest announcement will bear the construction that it has become one of the doctrines of the party. A political organization has no just right to bring into the declarations of its principles. new doctrine unices it be one upon which substantially all the members agree. Alarge number of republicans of Iowa are, and always have been, opposed to general prohibition, and if the republican party adheres to the present position upon this question it is manifest that by such adherence it tends to exclude from its membership all those who believe the policy fatal to the best interest of the state. We recognize that there are may able and faithful members of the party who believe in prohibition and it would, be aa un j ast and unwise to offend by announcement of any platform, and we have felt it unjust and unwise to make declarations repugnant to our views Inasmuch as the members of the party are cot agreed upon the subject there is absolutely but one course which the party can honorably pursue: It is to vigorously exclude from the party platforms every reference to it, leaving each republican member of the legislature full liberty to act with respect to it as his judgment may direct. The experiment of general prohibition has been faithfully tried and in many portions of the state has lamentably failed. The republican party cannot justly further support it as a party measure. Those members of the party holding our views cannot with favor to themselves longer lend their aid to impose upon many communities all the evils of unlicensed, unrestricted and unregulated liquor selling. For these reasons and in the interest of morality, business and social order, we ask the general assembly now in session to so amend the prohibitory liquor law as to give to the committees teat so desire the power to act, subject to a meni-mum license to be fixed by the legislature to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors through the medium of high license. And we insist on such a change in the platform of the republican party as will enable us to stand honestly upon it, and to assist in restoring the party to complete supremest^ and hereby pledge ourselves to so work in the future as to attain the object and secure the end set forth in the foregoing views. The resolutions were adopted unanimously. Stirring speeches were made by a number of delegates, all in line with the resolutions. A feature of the meeting was the attempt of Lewis Toddhunter, a veteran prohibitionist, of the state, to speak. The convention was at first disposed to throw him out but a delegate from Davenport urged that he be allowed to speak, saying that he had been in the republican convention where the prohibitionists put a gag on any one who did not believe with them and he wanted them to understand what free speech was. Toddhunter then spoke from an extreme prohibition standpoint. One of the most prominent speakers was Rev Mr. Barnett, a Methodist minister from Jackson county. He was a presidential elector in 1884. He said he was a prohibitionist, but first of all a republican. Convention adjourned in great enthusiasm REVIEW OF THE WOR! ACCOMPLISHED YESTERDAY. The G. A. B’s Reception will be Warm —A Resolution — The Text Book Problem—Dolph Sat Down oz— Legislative Gossip. made j the de-A. R. of THE ELECTIONS. ANTI-PROHIBITION CONVENTION. ixia* the constructing bf . bridge serow I pf. of Uioae localities were not yet ready I sty if such', change ii nude the repub-1    1 the Missouri rirar atrorest RWer, South I for prohibition. It wan eeerywhere the licau petty will never carry en election    JHS! Lares Number of Eatbualastle Del*-latw-BnolatlOM Adopted. Special to THI Hawk-Eye. Des Moines, April 2—The meeting of the anti-prohibition representatives at the opera house this evening was a very large affair, the attendance being over two hundred. Speeches were made by J. A. Collins, permanent chairman of the convention, Captain O’Keefe, of Creation; J. M. Davis, of Keokuk; Lewis Todd Hunter, of Indianola, A. B Cummins and W. A. Park, of Des Moines. George M. Hubbell, of Davenport, was elected temporary chairman. He said he had been a life-long prohibitionist, and had done all in his power to enforce the prohibitory law in his city and failed. He was ready now to ask the legislature for some relief for the communities where prohibition was a failure. The usual committees were appointed and an adjournment taken till evening. Ex Governor Kirkwook sent a letter in which, among otter things, he said: “Personally, I amin favor of local option and high license, with stringent regulation. I favor this policy because I believe it will better promote the public welfare than the present law. But some of our prohibition friends Missouri Volos Under tho A as trail an Ballot tftystsm. St. Louis, April 2.—-City elections were held throughout Missouri yesterday. Where political contests were had, more democrats than republicans were elected, although in some instances the latter made gains. Where the temperance question was uppermost the results were about equally divided and where school issues were made, education came out on top. The Australian ballot system was used for the first time in this state and seems to have given universal satisfaction. THE RHODE ISLAND EJECTION. Newport, R. I., April 2.—The new se erat ballot law worked easily to-day bat the count of votes takes much longer than usual. The indications are the democrats have carried this city. Twenty-five towns and districts, exclusive of this city, gives Davis (dom.) 5.397, Ladd (rep.) 4,022 for governor. THE LADY VOTERS. Topeka, Kan., April 2 — Late returns from cities in Kansas indicate that, though the women registered their full strength, they took but little active interest in the election and polled a light vote, except at Fort Scott. ELECTION IN OKLAHOMA. Topeka, Kan., April 2.—At Kingfisher, Oklahoma. J. D. Miles was elected mayor. The name of Lisbon was changed to Kingfisher by the council at its last night’s session._ BEAUTY AND BALLOTE. How th* Wonton of Kansas Xxsrstssd instr Political PrlYlllcso* Topeka, Kas., April, 2.—Municipal I elections were held in Kansas yesterpay, {in cities of the first and second class, The principal interest centered in the ac-I tion of the women relative to the elec-I lions. For several years they have had I the right to vote at school and municipal elections, and are beginning to get used to the exercise of their political perroga-I tives. As the novelty wears off, the vote falls off in some places, while in otter I cities it is increased by local issues. In yesterday* s elections prohibition and the I question of submission of the prohibitory amendment, cut very little figure, j Wherever and whenever the temperance issue is raised, the women came out in I strong force and always carry the day moral issues. lathis respect woman Dakota. The house recedes from its disagreement to the senate amendment (as to irrigation surveys) with a proviso that no part of the amount shall be expended in sinking wells or in the construction of irrigation works and that the government shall not be committed to any plan of irrigation. same. The republicans favoring downing I the saloon and the democrats desiring to I be more lenient with that business. I It is unfortunate that the measure has I assumed a partisan aspect. There are I fifty members of the house pledged by the party platform to support prohibition, ana they cannot change until the party in convention assembled changes | I the principle. The charge that prohibition is a failure has not yet been proved, easily ceptable to the stomach and healthy in its nature and effects. Possessing these qualities, Syrup of Figs is the one perfect laxative and moat gentle diuretic known. ___ A Onliilsrt HwrtMt Dent*. Delta, Cal, April By a collision between two parti of a freight train last night on the California and Oregon railroad, the caboose was driven through the passenger coach and the conductor _ pinned down in the wreck and burned to a crisp by fire which broke out [soon after.__ Chamberlain*! Bye am* Wa Olma- wk. to ma i jobbery and maladministration get very Well, that    little rapport from the women. Psrtisai 1 politics find no sympathizers among Kansas women, who seem to display no interest unlees there is a whisky man to be defeated. The leading spirit among the suffragists says that he believed if bott parties nomisated good men the women would not vote st all. Nevertterlesa they participated actively in the fight in some of the wards, and it is worthy of mention that the moat active workers were the wives of the leading men of the city and of the candidates themselves—ladies of culture and refinement, in some instances the young At in Iowa again. very much like an at _ ing and the republicans fi&ver take kindly to that mode of argument. They do not seem to be ‘‘built that way.” This party has been pursued for some years by the extreme prohibitionists in the republican states that have not adopted prohibition, and is now threatened here. It has not won in the past and I think it will not in the future.** The letter >plausi organi session, naming Joseph M. Collins, of Keokuk, for chairman. He addressed the confer [good citizens, ar else 'there would not I cace from the standpoint of another pro-1    v..v! be t single saloon ic    stat*;    I hiWtionist who trio? to enforce tl» law| I and failed. And aa a republican and | temperance man, asked for protection against the uncontrolled saloons. Hon. A. B. Cumming!, of Des Moines, I presented the report of the committee on resolutions, which was received with great enthusiasm- The resolutions declare an unswerving alligiance to the I Republican members must stand ! by the party in this matter if they want] I to retain the confidence of the people. I Although there are some republicans in I an otter part of the city assembled who differ in opinion aa regarda this matter, I it must be remembered they have aright] to their opinions and betray no trust in It is of registered voted. At Kansas City, Kin aas, fire hundred and eighty women registered and nearly all voted. Nine hundred women were registered at Hutchison, only one half of whom Toted. Out of 1,500 women voters in Lawrence, lese than tai per cent availed themselves of the privilege. At Emporia the woman vote Majority aa4 Minority Bepart! me lienee Cf twee. Washington, April I—The committee on merchant marine and fisheries to-day reported a bill to plaoe American merchant marine engaged in A certain cure for Chronic Bore lyes, | Tetter, Bait Rheum, Scald Head, Old I Chronic Bores, Fever Bores, Ecnsma, Itch, I Prairie Scratches, Bora Hippies and Piles. I It la ooolihg and soothing. Hundreds of ices havefceeaeuredbylt after allotter | treatment had failed. IS and BO centi I bona for sale by all druggists. the stations they take. It is of no ose I principles of theIwubfican party as I    thorn    era for republicans to try to getthe saloon I enunciated in the Chicago platform, tad I vote for the democratic party can out I continues: “We recognize the liquor IwettermS bid every time on that question. The I traffic as one which requiros regulations, I good, true Christian people oftte state I but insist that the object of such regula-1 ara packing the republican side of the I tion shnuiHK.    °£.tkeTOI®i.    5**1    **    T® support is worth more I question and their thin that of th, lull arad nothing    IB rn whether*bantam rata* to Iowa or sot, sud that an flat Mad to bo eanaldsred Sd llS,to    “*‘l2ffr““oSr    abort    two toadied woaZrt ort* Delimit• sTil*- .    1    otbt right hundred registered cart their sUta^hJ? thia, ap .wag aa    Isleta. At Garden City ode-half of the rirtra. hM conclosrrdy    “Lawnfeminine while at Wellington yia to bald* co.ditiW5rca-u.ora «“■<■»: .is not adapted either to aup-1 THS Hawk Eye Bureau. Capitol Building, Des Moines, la., April 2 The members of the house felt much relieved at the work done last night and were pleased to see the greatly reduced calendar this morning. They had a very monotonous time of it, but kept on and as a result showed one hundred and twenty-nine bills indefinitely postponed and one passed. At any time the largest number of members present was sixty-three, and they could easily get away with all the business necessary. The G. A. R. boys will be well recog nized by the legislature and will have a warm reception at the capitol. The com mittee having the matter in hand have chosen next Thursday as the proper time and the east front of the capitol as the place for the review. It is not very likely that very much will be done in the legislative halls on the three days of the encampment and the blue uniforms of the veterans will be more numerous here than they were in Burlington a year ago Representative Gardner, of Washington county, has a desire to bring about a reunion of all the soldiers of Iowa if possible some time during the summer. He wants to get an expression from the G A. R. as to the desirability of such an event and will hear from them at their meeting next week. Yesterday he introduced a resolution on the subject which was laid over under the rules and will not come up for several days. It waa as follows: Whereas, Twenty years have elapsed since a general reunion of the Iowa soldiers has Deen held, and W hereat), There is a general desire among the people and soldiers that a general renniou of the veterans of the war be neld during the year 1890, therefore be it Resolved. By the senate, the house concur ring, that there be a general reunion of the Iowa soldiers during the j ear 1890. and that the date of Bald reunion be Axed beyond all arrangements in relation thereto, ne under the supervision and control of partment commander of the G. Iowa. If this meets with the approval of the veterans he will introduce a bill for the payment of expense! incident to the reunion and there is no doubt of its passage. Mr. Smith, of Des Moines county, is now on the elert to catch the bill that passed the senate yesterday relative to taxes for public improvements. It will be brought up at the earliest opportunity and there will be no difficulty in getting it through tho house. This morning the house postponed the spacial order of school text books for a few minutes to allow the passage of a bill for the especial benefit of Dubuque and other counties having cities contain ing over twenty-five thousand inhabitants There was a slight objection to its passage and it was thought that the bill would pass easily, but there seemed to be many opponents to the measure and it succeeded in passing by a vote of 63 to 81. Mr. Briggs wanted the special order set aside still further in order that anoth er measure might be considered, but the motion he made could not prevail. Mr. Dayton took the. floor and spoke for state uniformity. He thought the dis tnct purchase plan would place in the hands of the boards of directors too much power. The bill provided that the books should be furnished at cost, and according to the figures given by the big publishing house, this cost would be only about ten per cent less than the present price. This saving would be more than | lost by the expenses incurred in caring for the books in care of the board and losses accruing from non-payment for books. The state can obtain better rates from publishers than individual districts. Mr. Dobson, speaking to the contrary, said that it was perfectly proper for anybody to support state uniformity in spite of the fact that there had been a lobby working for that side of the question, and no one should be denounced as a friend of monopolists if he took sides for either state uniformity or district pur chase. State uniformity for Minnesota, according to the figures of the text book trust investigating committee, had made the price ten coms lower than district purchase in Nebraska and had given books greatly inferior. A representative of the Minnesota school book firm had told the speaker that the books of that state were printed from rejected plates of otter publishers. Iowa was not ready to adopt any such system as that. As for placing too much power in the hands of the directors, they now have the handling of $7,000,000 of the people’s money, and there is no gen eral complaint against the management of that. Letters from the states in which the different systems were adopted were quoted to show how they worked in those states, and the majority showed that state uniformity waa not as successful in reducing prices as district purchase and at the same time keeping up the quality. Mr. Chase considered that the only method which would effectively put down the school-book monopoly, ana it was the duty of the house, while it was legislating against monopolies, to pass a severe measure against this. He said the enemies of the state uniformity were spending a great amount of money in trying to defeat the state uniformity bill. In a recent issue of the Rldora Ledger was a caricature of himself and an article denouncing the proposed measure, and the editor of that paper had stated that the matter was not an expression editorially, but had been published for $10. Mr. Dolph, the editor referred to, rose and said half of the statement was true and the otter half false. Chase wanted to know which was true and which false. Dolph—I simply told you that it was not an expression of editorial opinion. Chase—Did you not say that you received $10 for the publication of that matter. Dolph made no reply, and the house applauded the thrust warmly. Chase continued his argument and charged that the investigation of trusts had been made by opponents of state uniformity. Russell corrected this statement by saying that three of the four men on that committee were in favor of state uniformity. The discussion continued till noon, sad then the house expressed itself in favor of adjournment for dinner. By unanimous consent four bills were introduced. They were: By Chamberlain—To authorize certain cities of second-class to issue bonds and provide for their payment By Potter—To regulate the leasing of lands by railroad companias for cominer del purposes. By Chantry—To extend bond No. 2 to the permanent school fond. By Baem—To fix the liability of mine operators for negligence or wrongs of their officers. By Dolph—To amend chapter 62 of the sehoailswi of 1888 The squelcher am Mr. Dolph this mom replete ana time. Mr. Dolph doubtless has some very good ideas and intentions in legisla-t.ve matters, but by reason of his ques? makeup and Kens rally cranky nature, he has been unable to harmonize with the majority of the house. As a result he has been sat down on repeatedly, but bobs up as serenely ss ever and tries to get even by scoring everybody in the columns of his paper, the Kldora Ledger. This may bj a clever dodge to boom his circulation, but it will hardly succeed in accomplishing anything in the legislative halls, for no one will vote as that paper dictates, unless it is the mac who stands responsible for the utterances of the journal Mr. Dolph will no doubt continue his “wasting” process, but he will gain nothing by it but disfavor among his associates here. The senate this morning showed its good will to the G. A. R. folks by the adoption of a resolution providing for a recess of the legislature next Thursday day afternoon and decorations for the capitol at an expense of $100 This will give the veterans a very pleasing recognition, and they will no doubt appreciate the courtesy. Mr. Chase’s bill for the adoption of safety appliances on railroads operating in Iowa went through the senate this morning. Hon. L 8. Coffin, of Fort Dodge, has been very active in work for the passage cf the measure and feels much gratified now that it requires only the signature of the governor in order to become a law. The discussion on the assessment of the capital stock of banks has at last been concluded and the senate passed the measure As it finally went through it made provision for the taxing of the shares as part of the possessions of the bank, and left the courts to decide whetter the surplus could be included therein Just before dinner the work on the board of control bill began, and when the senate adjourned for dinner its dis cusaion was just fairly under way. TO KILL A CZAR. A PARTIALLY SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT RE-PORTED TO HAYE BEEH MADE. Sensational News From a Berlin Correspondent — A Rupture Between Herrin and Bulgaria Imminent —Russia the Fomenter. London, April 2.—A big sensation is caused here by ^ report from a Berlin correspondent of the Chronicle, who says a partially successful attempt has been made upon the czar’s life. It is probable that the reported sickness of the czar has some bearing on this. There is considerable mystery surrounding the matter. A RUPTURE EMINENT. London, April 2.—A rupture between Seryia and Bulgaria is eminent The trouble is said to have been fomented by Russia. THE CITY OF TARIS ARRIVES. Liverpool, April 2.—The City of Paris arrived to-night. SIDDEN rn IN TROUBLE. Bari tattoo Pavlas BHI Special to The Hawk-Eye. Des Moines, April 2 —The following is the text of the bill which Senator Dodge succeeded in getting passed in the senate just before adjournment, under a suspension of the rules: A bill for sn act authorizing, in certain cities, a special tax for the grading of streets. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the state of Iowa: Section I. That all cities of the first class, incorporated under the general incorporation law8 of the state of Iowa, whose population according to the cen bus of 1875 was not less than nineteen thousand, are hereby authorized to levy, in addition to the taxes which they are now empowered to levy, a special tax not exceeding three mills on the dollar on the assessed valuation of all the prop erty in said city, for the purpose of ere ating a fund for the grading of streets, and known as the grading fund. Sec 2. The money raised by the tax hereby authorized to be levied shall not be used for any otter purpose than that hereby contemplated. Sec 3. It shall be competent for any city, authorized by this act to levy such tax, to anticipate the collection thereof, by borrowing money and pledging such tax for a period of not more than five years and no other tax shall be so pledged until the expiration of said period, whether levied or not, for the payment of the money so borrowed. Ofleaola lt«mi Special to THI Hawk-Eyi. Osceola, April 2.—There is a lady evangelist conducting a revival union meeting at the Methodist Protestant church in this place. There seems to be quite a deep interest manifested and no doubt good will result therefrom. Her name is Mrs. Jones, of Seattle, Washington. She is a splendid talker and comes among us well recommended. Our city council has called an election of the voters of the city for next Monday to vote on a proposition to furnish grounds for the depot building, round house, machine shops, etc., for the D. M. & K. C R. R. Co., at this place in amount not to exceed $10,000. The indications are that the tax will carry though there is some uncertainty about it. Our city schools have resumed with a fair attendance after the two weeks sub pension on account of the measles among the pupils._ A 8sM» LI flat k. Special to The Hawk-Eye Osceola, lo., April 2 —Frank Col-trane, a barber of our city, died very suddenly last night about ten o’clock. He was about thirty years old and had been confined to his house with the measles for a few days past, but was to all appearances setting along very well, having succeeded in getting them broke out nicely, and seemed to be doing well; but a few minutes before he died he seemed to get excited, and raised up in the bed and then fell over unconscious and expired in a few minutes. It is supposed hiB death was caused by the bursting of a blood vessel from which internal hemorrhage he died. Deceased leaves a wife and two children and a large num ber of friends to mourn his loss. Maay of Th«a Arr«at«d Im Bania far Poltttaal Dflxnoafltratloafl. St Petersburg, April 3.—The minis ter of public instruction refused to receive the petition prepared by students of universities asking for a reduction in the entrance fees; unrestricted admission of Jaws and the equality of male and female students. Three hundred excited students assembled to day, intending to march to the ministry, but the police arrested one hundred and seventy five of them. Three hundred students of the techno logical institute and many pupils of the school of forestry and the academy of medicine were arrested for taking part in the meeting. At Moscow, the fifteen students arrested will be tried on the charge of being political revolutionists. Forty two students have been expelled from the university. Forty four will be subjected to minor punishments, and the remainder will be released. These disorders are considered a sign of revolutionary plans in connection with ’he agitation in for-eijjn countries retarding the treatment of political prisoners It is not thought the movement has the slighest prospect of success. Sixty seven students at Charcoff university were arrested and eleven expelled. MEXICAN NO: EE. Pr«aldflut Dias Prs*«ate His Ma to Ci>c|r«n. City ok Mexico, April 2.—Both houses of congrid opened last evening. In his message. President Diaz says the internal and external relations of Mexico are peaceful and good effects are expected to follow the deliberations of the Pan-American conference for the new world, and the maritime-congress at Washington for the nations at large. The government at Washington, the message says, has refused to consider the proposition of the Los Angeles chamber of commerce for the acquisition of Lower California- Active work is being done on the railroads The financial condition of tho Republic, ths president de clares, is flourishing and Mexico’s credit abroad is stronger than ever before The message recommends a retrenchment ia the expenses of the government. Emla Pa*tea laura lh* German Bervie*. Zanzibar, April I.—Emin Pasha has finally accepted the proposals made to him by Major Wissman and has entered the German service. tag urns wreath jig to pore id good a short Laundryman Wllaax Daad Carroll, lo., April 2.-8. E Wilcox, the laundryman, who was shot by his wife during a quarrel Monday, died yes terday morning The coroner's jury recommended that Mrs Wilcox be held to the grand jury, which aits next week. She claims that she only intended to scare her husband and to keep him at bay, and that in hie efforts to wrest the revolver from her the weapon was dis charged. The dead man’s parents live at Eva, Illinois, where the remains will be taken for burial. Ilia Czar’s Illness. Berlin, April 2—The Kreuz Zeitung says the czar is suffering from fainting fits. A Bay Burglar Cantaro*. Special to The Hawk-Eye. Fort Dodge, April 2 —Three month* ago fully twenty burglaries were com mitted in this city by persons who could not be found. Yesterday some of the goods stolen were presented at a jewelry store, and Frank Jones, a cineteen year-old boy. was soon under arrest for burgla y Ile slipped from his coat and got away from the officer. Pursuit on horst i»*ck ensued and he was twice fired at, but Jones jumped oyer a high bank into the river, crossed and escaped, lying in woods until to day, when he was captured at a farm house, where he went for food, by Sheriff Adams. He was held to the grand jury and will undoubtedly go to the penitentiary, as his guilt is clear. LEPROSY IJS INDIANA. A Father aaa Sob la Crawford Conaty III With tha Frlghtfal DUMM English, Ind., April 2 —There are at least two well-defined cases of leprosy in this vicinity. The victims are father and son. The affliction is described as manifesting itself in white spots that sink below the adjacent surface They are doubtless lepers, and, if investigation is made, it is equally sure that other cases will come to light. One of the patients is well advanced in years. ANSWERED DEATH’S CALL. Mast Lam Th Air Crap* Fort Dodge, April 2.—The owners of the Wells interests in the river lands of Webster county will next Monday file an application for an injunction restraining the settlers from planting crops on the disputed territory until after the United States suit to quiet the title is decided. The application will be argued before Judge Shires. If granted it will mean that the settlers will lose then crops this year. Great anxiety over the result is manifested by the settlers. Car Thieves ArraM Dubuque, Iowa, April 2.—For «ome time there has been systematic thieving from loaded cars on sidings in this city. Saturday night a car on the Kansas City road was broken upen and goods to the value of $100 were taken out. Suspicion pointed to three young men living on a boat. The boat was searched Sunday night, the plunder was found, and they were taken in. Two of them. named Miller, reside here, and the other, Kelly, lives in Sioux City. A gpwHiBflfl Dr«waM Sioux City, Iowa, April 2.—Frederick Cook, one of the moat popular young men in the city, and highly connected, was drowned Sunday learning while out duck hunting on McCook lake in Dakota. George Jackson, one of the party that searched for Cook, in getting out of a boat discharged bott barrels of a shot gun into his arm so that it had to be amputated. __ Oatraarfl as diatom. Clinton, Ia, April 2.—Monday nigh1 Mn. Clark, wife of a Northwestern em ploys, was ssisnlted in her home by a man supposed to be Loa Harding. The affair has greatly excited the people, some of whom say that Judge Lynch should hold a session of his court Brett, Ia, Apili 2.—Scarlet fever is raging twelve mites northwest of here, and five in one family ara afflicted. Fifteen cases have here reported and there has as yet bare no quarantine. G«a«ral Tfttaai C. Amtman Dean. New Orleans, April 2.—General Thomas C. Anderson, a prominent republican politician, formerly deputy co*-lector of this port and a member of the famous Louisiana returning board of 1874-76, d;ed in this city this morning, aged seventy-six. A Oerasaa Coast Haltldtfl. Denver, Colo., April 2—Yesterday evening a man calling himself Geol ga Hartman walked into a saloon in Larimer street and blew his brains out in the presence of half a dozen men. Hi* body was taken to the morgue and to day it was identified ss that of Count Schim-rr.annas Von Hartman, of Hamburg. Germany. Poverty and drink were the causes generally attributed for the sui • ride. His wife arrived from San Francisco today._,_ Ftnfnri’a A ate PkMphata, Th* Baas Taala rajah in? sustenance to both brain Tha Flood Situation. April 2.—The condition of the Uboded district on the Mississippi side between Tunica and Greenville remains unchanged. Greenville is partially under water and little business is being done There is no suffering or need of outside aid.____ Headache, Neuralgia, Dizziness, Nerv-ousnMsTsi^ms, Sleeplessness, cured bv Dr. Miles* Nervine. Samples free at J H. Witte’s drug fltore. A Celt bv Axtell, Special to Xxx Hawk-Eye. Independence, April 2.—T. J. Curtis’ mare Queen, by Membrino Boy, gave birth this morning to a large, healthy filly foal, by Axtell. This is the first only living Axtell colt I Uke say wifto use Pomreg? Powder becense it improve* her loots aaa is at fragrant as vloIetB. Zssur Lino. A beautiful illuminated cow of Lilies said Mrs. Amelia E. Barr a story, retitled, “The Household of Mc-Hail,” mala thia wrak» N«w To* IMP* a MMV a***!# ««“• ;