Burlington Hawk Eye, April 5, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

April 05, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - April 5, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE Established: June, 18*9.] WHAT THEY THINK. IOWA 1E1BEB8 II C0I0RE88 EXPRESS THEIS VIEWS OI PBOHIBITIOI. Ab Almost Unanimous Opinion That the Present Law Will Not be Repealed What Caused the Late Republic Defeat—Notes. can new movement the dominant. in Iowa, If The Washington, April, 4.—The Post has been interviewing Iowa senators and representatives on the probability of the repeal or modification of the Iowa prohibition law. Senator Allison said: “In my opinion it will not be repealed.” Senator Wilson thought the law would not be repealed because there would not be votes enough. The senator thought tho majority cf the signers of the call for the conference had been supporters of prohibition. “I am in favor,” he continued, “of maintaining the present •yak rn of prohibition. I am quite Bure (theugh I do not know very much about it) that the does not represent Republican sentiment question is submitted es before, instead of thirty thousand majority there would be nearer fifty thousand majority. Pro hibition is toe forceful cause of a decrease of dime in Iowa.” Ile did not believe iho new movement would result in any change iii the system Represented i yes Dolliver,Sweeny, Lacy, Flick, Kerr, Htruble. and Conger ail expressed the opinion that the law would not bo repealed or modified. In their interviews they very generally expressed the opinion that the law had been beneficial and the decrease in crime and the constquerit lessening of the expenses for criminal and eltmosynary institutions was I irgeiy duo to the prohibitary law. The proh bitory sentiment, the majority of them thought was as strong as ever,and several of the gentlemen named ascribe the result of tho last election to the railroad question more thaD anything else. Representative Reed agreed with his older colleagues as to the improbability of the law being repealed and that it had decreased crime, but said: “The sentiment was doubtless more favorable to prohibition a few years ago than now.” He also attributed the election of Grvernor Boies, hat year, in part to the railroad question, but thought he would have been defeated but for pro hibition. He favored the enforcement of the low rather than license. “Still, I think,” said he. “we shall have to come to license ultimately, unless there is a change in public sentiment.” Congressman Hayes, the only democrat from Iowa, says: “As republicans control the senate and can block the house. I think nothing will be done. I don’t think the law will bo repealed. But it is possible that some of the republicans may, through public sentiment, join the d*m ocratsin a stringent license law. The present prohibitory system is not ■ustained by a majority of the people of Iowa and never was. It is an absolute failure to accomplish any good and the positive evil flowing from it, has caused the feeding to be greatly against it.” He thought other auestions determined at last fall's elec-on, not ably the tariff. THS JLI QUO Ii TRAFFIC. Bill Providing for a Commlntoa of iBTMtlgtllOn. Washington, April 4 —J. D. Taylor from tho committee on the alcoholic liq aor traffic, to day reported to the house the bill agreed upon by the committee providing for the appointment of an alcoholic liquor traffls commission. The report of the committee says That a large portion of the people have for a long timo desired an honest, impartial and thorough investigation of the liquor traffic in bII its phrases Reference is made to inquiries bv similar commissions in England which have had remarkable results and warrant further investigation?. Reports from domestic sources indicate that the liquor traffic causes four-fifths of all the crime committed, wastes one half of tho taxation, causes an expenditure of $800 COO a year in drink, incapacitates mentally and physically half a million of people for labor and business, causes three-fourths of the pauperism of the country, is responsible for the fearful increase in insanity and imbecility, and does no good to anybody. On the other hand, these statements are denied and pronounced to be hallucinations of a diseased brain. Therefore, says the report, let us have    an    investigation    and let the world know the truth or falsity of these assertions. Mr. Q ilnn presented a minority report in opposition. He says under the terms of the tyll while the commissioners shall not belong to the same political party, they may all be prohibitionists. The majority concedes congress has no power to regulate the liquor traffic in the states, and it is therefore a novel    preposition that    it shall investigate    the subject    without pos sessing the power to carry out by legislation the recommendation made by the commission. Quinn maintains that there is no information on the subject that has not already been published. It has been agitated and discussed for forty years and it is an insult to their ability and intelligence to say they are not informed upon the subject and that this can in two years give they do cot already conclusion Quinn says the bill is    one of those numerous measures originating outside of congress under a pretense of gieat public benefit, the real purpose of which is personal advancement and selfish interest. The bill is intended to infringe upon the rights of the people, and is un-American in its character. tug of liberal pensions to good and brave soldier?, but he was opposed to granting pension* to undeserving soldiers or to bounty jumpers Mr. Lane, of Illinois, in favoring the bills, referred to the remark mads by Stone that a contract existed between the government and the soldiers, said that the man who would declare that was as ignorant of the relations of the government and the soldiers as a Hottentot The democrats of Illinois did not endorse the gentleman from Missouri, but believed as he (Lane) did, that the government had not done justice to the men who had defended it in its hour of peril. Mr. Chipman, of Michigan, criticized and denounced the speech made by the gentleman from Missouri. It was no time to talk of the cost of pensions. He well remembered the day when the cost was not counted; when Hie government was prodigal of money and lavish of blood; when the motives which brought men under the flag were not scanned and analyzed; when the man who enlisted was the hero of the hour. Then no man was mean enough to suggest that the men went out to risk their lives for the paltry pay of $16 a month. The man who made such a suggestion then would have been whipped and scourged and looked upon as a rebel. He could not have lived in decent society. The gentleman from Missouri (Stone) cried halt; but the time for halt had not come and would not come until a reasonable provis ion had been made for the needs of every soldier of the country. The country needed a service pension; it needed increased pension for deaf and dumb; it needed pension for widows and needed law establishing a rule of testimony in pension cases whereby the oath of a private soldier would receive as much credence as that of ah officer. The pension system must continue until the last soldier who served the country in the war was dead and gathered to his fathers. [Applause ] Mr. Doliver, of Iowa, made an eloquent appeal in favor of higher pensions. He was not in favor of waiting to pension the veterans of the late war until almost all of those who were to be benefited had paid the debt of nature and gone to their repose. They should be pensioned now, and he would shut his eyes to the cost. Mr. Flower, of New York, raised his voice in favor of the union soilier and of the pension list. When in 1861 the soldiers went to the battle field the government had promised to make their wives and children wards of the nation, and he was in favor of fulfilling that promise. Private pension bills, five in number, were then passed. The house then went into committee of the whole on the private caledar. The bill for the allowance of certain claims for stores and supplies used by the United States army under the provisions of the Bowman act, was discussed at length, mainly on points of order. Pending action, the committee rose and the house took a recess. The evening session was taken up with the consideration of private pension bills. general WASHING I on news Favorable Report ow a Bill Bel atlas ta Footage. Washington, April 4 --The committee on poBtoffices and post-roads to-day authorized a favorable report on the bill to fix the rate of postage on periodical publications containing print or reprint of books the same as third-class matter. BILL TO BK FAVORABLY BEPORTED, The house committee on naval affairs directed a favorable report on the bill to prevent the enlistment of aliens in the navy. APPROVED BT THE PRESIDENT. The president has approved the joint resolution for the relief of the sufferers in the Mississippi valley and the urgent deficiency bill. THE M* CALLA REPORT. The report of the judge advocate general in regard to the McCalla case will probably be submitted to-morrow afternoon and it is' expected the secretary will take immediate action thereon. CAPTAIN HEALY EXHONERATED. The report of the special commiesion appointed by Secretary Windom to investigate the charges of ciuelty and intoxication made against Captain Healy, commandr of the revenue steamer Bear, was received at the treasury department to-day and was referred to Captain Shop ard, chief of the revenue marine division, for review. The commission find the conduct of Captain Healy in punishing three seamen from the bark “Estrella” justifiable under the circumstances. In regard to the “tricing up” of several of the crew of the bark Wanderer the committee report that the evidence showed the men were mutineers; that the vessel was in an expo sod condition and all reasonable efforts were used to persuade the men to resume their duties and they refused to do so. The committee find the charge of drunkenness wholly unsustained andBURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1890. » = [Price: ll Cents per Week. CHICAGO’S GREAT FAIR ■BETHS OF STOCIHOLDEBS YESTERDAY TO ELECT DDUCI0S& Dissatisfaction Exhibited in the Meeting—A Stormy Scene-Addresses by Prominent Citizens—The Balloting - Resolutions Adopted. Chicago, April 4.—The stockholders of the Chicago World's Fair association representing half a million shares of ten dollars each met at Battery “D” armory thia morning for organization. An im-e crowd was present. As fast as the clerks approved of the papers showing the bearers or proxies had paid the required two per cent upon the subscription they received their certificates. Previous to the opening of the meeting printed tickets bearing forty names of prominent citizens who, it was suggested, were well fitted to become the directors of the association were passed around. It was explained that this was merely in the way of a suggestion for the benefit of stockholders who hadn’t acquaintance or the time necessary to make up a good ticket and five blank spaces were left to be filled in the belief that the meeting would make the board consist of forty five members. An element of dissatisfaction soon developed. El-Mayor Harrison moved the number of directors be increased to seventy-five so the poor man would secure representation on the board. He was followed by Washington Hes-sing, who made a great sensation when he openly charged “Star-Chamber” proceeding and that the South Side street railway and First National bank. The foreign nationalities had been overlooked. The Germans had been honored with two names and the Irish with one He deplored the attempt force forty “Star-Chamber” names on the city and seconded Harrison’s motion. Victor F. Lawson moved an amendment that the number of directors be forty five. The viva voce vote was unsatisfactory and a formal ballot was called for. Then some time wa* consumed by speeches. Thomas B. Bryan spoke eloquently on the subject of dissensions. He said Chicago’s rivals would gloat over the quarrels of this meeting; the whole world would know it and Chicago’s oft-boasted unanimity would be widely ridiculed. Finally the noise became deafening. A hundred stockholders, big and little, jumped on their chairs and all began talking at once. Finally, when the vote was taken, it was found the motion to increase the board of directors to seventy-five had been lost, 54 345 shares being for and 246,444 against it Each of the voters present then prepared a list of forty-five names and sent it up. When the inspection was completed it was found all the forty names on the first printed list were nominated and many more. A ballot was then taken for the purpose of choosing forty five of the nominees to act as directors of the corporation. When all the votes were cast the meeting adjourned. The count of the ballots was finished late to-night. With three notable exceptions, the ready-made list of forty names was successful. These three were Colonel George R. Davis, J. W. Doane and L. Z. LBiter. Great surprise was expressed at the defeat of ex-Congress-man Davis, who has been credited with a leading part in the Washington maneuvers. His friends attribute his defeat to the machinations of his political enemies A resolution was ordered sent by telegraph to the Illinois senators in Washington stating the meeting approves and confirms all the pledges heretofore made in behalf of Chicago and asking of the senate a prompt ana favorable consideration of the house bill. day was celebrated by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the home of her daughter, Mrs. K H. Fell, in Normal. Her death was sudden and unexpected. She was a native of Chester county, Pennsylvania. She drew a pension for her husband’s service in the war of 1812. Franklin Price, chief bookkeeper in the cffise of the general passenger agent of the Chicago and Northwestern railway in Chicago, is her son. ______ USER IT OINKING IN XU THI SEA. Bad toe’a Iiltsd Will Baas na Cover ad br ibm Waters of Now Tor* Bay New York, April 4.—It is reported that Bsdloe’s Island is slowly sinking into the waters of New York bay. A suspicion that such was the case has existed in the minds of those conversant with the lee ality for the past year. An examination by a few practical engineers during the past few days confirms the belief, and leaves no doubt. It is said the statue of Liberty is eight feet lower than when erected. Bedloe’s Island is a rock and was supposed to be as enduring ss the world itself and would be, were it not for the fact that it is the extreme of an enormous shelf, underneath which is a bed of quicksand which extends across this section east and west. The Central railroad of New Jersey crosses it at one point, and itrhai been the cause of an immense amount of trouble and work to that corporation to keep its track above ground. It is thought that the part of the shelf of rock which forms the island has broken off, and the r ick foundation of the statue is slowly but surely sinking out of sight into the waters of New York bay Of course the cause of the breaking of the rock shelf is not hard to tell; that calamity was undoubtedly caused by the immense weight upon the stone pedestal on which the statue is placed. THE HOOSE PASSES THE MOOTY BILL OI THAT SUBJECT The State Weather Bill—The Insurance BUI —T he Liqior Qnestion—The Senate and Woman Siftrage— Des Moines Politics. THS MISSISSIPPI FLOODS. inn PREPARING FOR THS SHOW. commission them what know. In undoubtedly THS HOUSE. say the “testimony shows Captain Healy has been a particularly intelligent, zealous and efficient officer in the discharge of difficult and perilous duties and that he is humane and kind to his men and to shipwrecked sailors who had been in many instances thrown upon his per sonal bounty.” JOHN WANAMAKER SUSTAINED. The treasury department has sustained the appeal of John Wanamaker from the decision of the collector of Philadelphia, assessing a duty rate of 45 to 50 per cent ad valorem on certain so-called head ornaments. The articles are squares and strips of common net embroidered, some with beads and others with metal threads. Wanamaker contended that they were almost exclusively used in making ornamental hats and bonnets, and consequently were entitled to entry aa hat trimmings, dutiable at 20 per cent ad valorem. BEFORE THE WATS AND MEANS. A committee from New York repre Benting glove importers appeared before the ways and means committee this after nodn to urge the substitution of specific for ad valorem duties on gloves. The first speaker said the change was desired to protect honest merchants from the under valuation practiced by the dishonest im porters. The committee presented a table of specific rates which would be acceptive and asked that a penalty be fixed for misrepresentation of the quality of importations. A BILL FOR THE ELECTION OF SENATORS Representative Henderson, of Iowa, to Th* World** Fair Bill Bolero Iko Senate Committee Washington, April 4.—The senate committee on the world’s fair was in session several hours to-day. The bill as it passed the house was read in full together with Senator Daniel’s amendment, proposing that suitable ceremonies be held at Washington, October 12, 1892, in connection with the unveiling of the ! statue of Christopher Columbus, the opening of the fair at Chicago to follow. When this had been concluded, Chairman Hiscock raised the question of the Duality of subscriptions to the five million oiler guarantee fund. It was finally decided to refer the investigation of the subscriptions to a subcommittee consisting of Senators Hiscock, Hawley, Wilson (of Iowa). Gray aud Daniel, to report within a week.    , After consultation with members of the subcommittee Senator Farwell telegraphed to Lyman J. Gage at Chicago to send to Chairman Hiscock the following: 1. A certified copy of articles of incorporation of the world’s fair exposition with a list of directors to be chosen to-day. 2. A list of one thousand of the largest subscribers to the guarantee fund, together with the amounts they subscribed. 3. The number of subscribers of less than $100 and of the number from $1G0 to $500. 4. The plan proposed for increasing the guaranty fund and what has been done to carry it out. 5. A statement signed by Messrs. Gage, Doane, Odell and Wirt Dexter, as to the responsibility of the signers cf the subscription fund and the probability of collecting the amounts subscribed. DNL A WARK AGRICULTURISTS More Breek* Im the Leveee—I Dames* Dom*. Arkansas City, Ark., April 4 —The levee just above Catfish Point, Mississippi. broke this morning and late tonight the crevasse is nearly nine hundred feet wide and very deep The break was said to be by far the worst break that has yet occurred on the Mississippi side. A tremendous volume of water is coming out of the crevasse and sweeping everything before it. Immense damage is being done. FEAR A DISASTROUS RISS. Helena, Ark., April 4 —River men here fear a destructive rise within ten days. the river falling. Arkansas City, April 4.—To-day the river has been falling after a rise of one foot last night on account of rain. The back water is falling again and if it should continue to fall for a few days the outskirts of overflowed districts along Crooked bayou would be Buffi ciently relieved for planting operations to begin. Captains Tollmger and Hider of the government service are turning their attention now almost exclusively to saving people and their property and with the timited means at their command they are doing good service. A STORM AT ARKANSAS CITY. Arkansas City, April 4 — Another wind and rain storm raged here last night, and for several minutes during the time it raged it looked as though the town would be blown away. The Catholic church was blown from its founds tion and considerably damaged. A negro church was also blown from its founds tion but did not sustain very serious damage. Three or four residences were treated likewise. The damage is consid erable. ‘ 0 rigtoee ae Messenger*. Kingston, Canada, April 4 —General Cameron, royal engineer, commandant of the Royal Military college here, is or ganizing a system of messenger-pigeon stations throughout Canada. He pro poses that the Canadian cruisers utilize the pigeous bv having stations along the coast, and thus communicating news of poachers and fishing vessels. They might also give notice of their where abouts without putting into port. The practical object in view is to supplement the facilities for the rapid transmission of messages afforded by telegraph lines —in peace to act as feeders to those lines; in war to act as feeders or substi tules. He proposes a chain of twenty six stations for Windsor, N. 8 , to Hali fax, N, 8 _ Home-Seek ere’ Excursion* Reduced rates of one fare for the round trip have been made by the Bur lington route (St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern) to points in Arkansas Indian territory, New Mexico, Colorado Wyoming, Utah, Montana, North and South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, Minne Bota, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama anc Mississippi. Round trip tickets on sale Aprill 22 and May 20, good for thirty days. For rates and further informa tion apply to A. B Cleghorn, ticket agent of the Burlington route, Union depot, Burlington, Iowa. UU, i I. > UM.) Representative Stoa* Speake A gala el Peaelo* Blue    _ Washington, April 4 -Atarthe-eed;    iHtrodHoedtl^r^oMonpro^e ing of the journal the house proceeded I inS amendment to the consideration of various private pension bills coming over from last Friday night’s session. In speaking of one of the bills, 8tone, of Missouri, said no people had been so disappointed and burdened under the name of patriotism and under the guise of pension laws as had the people of the Uailed States. He denounced the demand of the G. A. R. and asserted that the presidency was put up and sold to the highest bidder. There was one grand man who had declined to be a party to such a sale. Though he had fallen, he had fallen bearing the reputation of wise and incorrnptable statesmanship and enjoying the repast of every honest citizen. [Applause on the democratic sidel. Beniamin Harrison had attained his office by cash raised by Wanamaker and disbursed by Dudley. He (Stone) believed the government had been generous enough to the soldiers. Speaking for himself (and speaking btSum against the judgment of his party associates) he declared that to had gone ai far iq the direction of pensions as he had intended to go, and ne represented one of the largest exunion soldier districts in the country. He favored a liberal system of psi aion laws, but he entered his earnest protest against indefensible extravagance in public expm<Uture§, He favored the grant-Renown. to the constitution providing for the election of senators by the qualified voters of the states. SPORTING NIWA TK* New Orleuw Nnw Orleans, April 4 —The weather was dear and windy, and the track heavy. First Race—Half a mile; Relievo won, Pack Horse second, Lucille third: time, 0:58 Second Race—Five furlongs; Clicquot! won, Regardless seoond, School Girl third: time, 1:05* Third Rnce—8ix furlongs; Colcox won, Raise second, Solid Silver third; time; 1:20*. Fourth Race—One mile; Morris won, Pinkerton second, Buckler third; time, 1:49*. RACES POSTPONED. Washington, April 4 —The Bendings races were postponed to-day on account of rain. It is very important in this aga of vast material progress that a remedy ba pleas- S Committee Appointed to Consider n Substitute for tho Peook Crop* Wilmington, Dei, April 4.—At the meeting of Kent Grange in Dover today among the committees appointed was one “to confider what new crops we can, this’year at least, substitute for the peach crop.” A resolution was adopted dedaring among other things, that since there was already an overproduction of certain agricultural products, tile grangers protest against congressional appropriations for the irrigation of western lands. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmrnmmmmmmmmmmXm RAILROAD MATTER®. TM Mise emf. Ken en* end Terne end Mleeenrl Peel As Bende. New York, April 4 —In the foredos-ure proceedings of the Mercantile Trust company against the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, and the Missouri Padfic roads, Judge Lacombe to-day ordered the payment bf the Missouri Kanasa and Texas to its receivers of $38,851 for certain services, advances, etc. Upon them payments being made it Is ordered that the Mercantile Trust company deliver to the Missouri, Kansas and Texas company the securities held by it and that the railroad company be authorised to pay and discharge the claims and liens against it._ DIED IN MBB HUNDREDTH YEAR A Horrible Suicide Sioux Falls, 8. D , April 4.—C W Wehler, a local justice at Hartford, has been despondent for some time over im aginary trouble. Yesterday he met a boy on the road who had been out hunting, borrowed his gun, placed the muzzle in his mouth and pulled the trigger with his foot, blowing his head to pieces The deed was committed before the boy could interfere to wrest the gun away. Fell mr* of Thro# Pennsylvania Farmer*. Lancaster, Pa, April 4.—The failures of three supposed wealthy fanners of this county were announced yesterday, as follows; Benjamin L. Garober, of Manor .township; liabi’ities, $39,000; assets, [$37,000 Jacob H. Hostetter, of Manor; I liabilities, $42,5C0; assets, $27,000. Daniel E Pfeifer, of East Hempfield, liabili-[ $14,000; assets about the same. A Fra ad alant A ae teem ant. Spokane Falls, Wash., April 4.—The | liabilities of Jackson* Co., who failed yesterday, will exceed $90,000, and the assets will hardly reach $16,000. 8uit has been brought by Finch. Van Sly he & Co., of Minneapolis, alleging that on February last Jackson transferred all the j property to his Rife and allowed J. Fred ©chilegman to bring suit and get judg-, ment by default in order to shut out I other creditors. TeAdvnnee use PHM mf Glace. Pittsburg, April 4.—A special dispatch from Wheeling, W. Va, says: A secret meeting of the western glass man nfacturers is in session here at the McLure house. It is understood that the present high price of soda-ash and the necessity of the advance in the price or glass in consequence is under discus sion. A ®**antte VV bite Lend combination Albany, N Y.t April 4—The six leading concerns manufacturing white lead ♦Ii    k**5**    a    combined    capi tal of $1,000,000, to-day filed in the office °* ,tate a certificate of consolidation under the name of the York!    “d    °a    of    Ncw Po**onTs Complexion. hcr Maks MMB The Hawk-Eye Bureau, Capitol Building, DKS MOUSA Is.. April The state board of control bill is now in peculiar shape before the senate, and the discussion of it has brought out many defects which will have to be remedied before it can become a law. As originally framed, it provided for a board of four members, to be appointed by the governor, and they were to have direct control and supervision over all institutions except the state university, state normal school and agricultural college Over these last three they were to have supervisory control, for the boards of trustees and regents were to be retained. The present status cf the bill is a great muddle. Hardly any of the members know just what it provides for and what new provisions were in c Drporated. During the discussion of it the main advantages and disadvantages were brought out. olt was agreed that the board could administer the affairs of the institutions much more impartially than separate boards and when the time for legislative appropriations came around instead of a large and influential obby for each institution, instead of a trading of votes to get good appropriations there would be the impartial report of tie general board and its recommendations could be relied upon. The work of the legislature would thus be ightened and the expenses of visiting committees would be done away with. This would be a very good condition of affair* and would be a popular move if all the institutions were included. But by emitting the three mentioned there is lable to‘arise a very unpleasant and con-used contingency. The board of trustees of the agricultural college might do something and the supervisors action of the board of c ontrol would decree the re verse. The higher authority would rule and the lower become a mere nonentity in conducting the work of administration. The modification wanted would render the bill quite satisfactory on that score. Another objection is that the offices being of such great importance should not be appointive. The men filling the positions would be fully as pow erful as the railroad commission and they should be made responsible to the eople for the work they do. In Michi gan, where the state university regents are elected in this manner there has been great progress on the part of the construction and the system has proven much more satisfactory than the present system in Iowa. If the bill should be modified so as to include these two features it would easily pass both houses and place matters on a much bet tor basis than they are at present. The work done on it this this morning left it in somewhat better shape. As under stood then there were to be about three persons acting as trustees of each indi vidua! institution, and they in turn would be under the control of the state board. An amendment was made to reduce the number of regents, trustees of the normal school and agricultural college to this same number, and that was being discussed when the senate ad journed. The senate this morning began again on the normal school question on Mc Coy’8 reconsideration motion. The special order was postponed temporarily and the matter brought before the senate again. All those opposed to normal schools were very active in trying to keep the matter just where it was left the other day. Lieutenant Governor Poyneer made an eroneous ruling that a reconsideration of the vote by which the bi)) was ordered engrossed and to a third reading if laid on the table would carry the whole matter with it. There was a misunderstanding on this and the motion was carried. It was, of course, not sub ject to reconsideration. The purpose was to get the bill back so aa to make only one normal school, but further re consideration was prevented, so when the bill came again for passage it was defeated by 15 to 32. The Algona people were present and regarded this as the severest blow they had yet received and loud were their complaints against Lieutenant Governor Poyneer for the part he played in the matter though it was without intention on his part. What should have been done was to grant a new vote under the conditions of the revised ruling and then the matter would have been plainly be fore them And the Algona normal school would have been the chosen one. The understanding seemed prevalent that one normal school would carry, but three would not, and on that ground the bill was defeated and the whole matter killed so far as the senate was concerned. Yesterday and this morning the house began work without prayer. The rule s that the speaker shall select persons to offer prayer, and evidently the work of hunting ap ministers to perform this work has not been particularly pleasant, t would have been much better had the proposition of the Ministerial association of Des Moines to arrange the matter among themselves so as not to exclude outside clergymen, been accepted, and then there would have been some one on land every morning to carry on the devotional exercises of the house. The senate has not yet opened a session with out prayer If the senate sustains the action of the House this afternoon, on the weather service bill Dr. Heinrichs will be out of a job before long, at least so far aa thia state is concerned. His position pays tim a thousand dollars a year, which isn’t ach more than the expenses of operating the station but his enemies in the legislature seem determined to get completely rid of him so will push the matter through. Hr. Gardiner was anxious to get his insurance bill through this afternoon (It was to allow foreign mutual fire in ■uranoe campanist to come into Iowa) But the house refused to pass the meas ore and they 'NHI he kept out. Tile arguments on the temperance question in the committee of the whole were not so interesting this afternoon as yesterday. There were only three speak en, Doiph. Greaser and Young. The ■pooch by Dolph was a regular sermon on the subject, while Greaser emphasised what he thought an unwarranted confiscation of property by the state in ing the neafnlnem of the breweries and distiUerien Neither of the speeches were listened to by any of the memben and the rid ton left the floor and talked af some gan on the eleventh, which excepts the schools of cities and towns from being compelled to adopt the books adopted by the county if they do not desire to do so. The section was adopted without amendment and the bill thus finished soI far as amendments were concerned. Then Mr. Ball offered * substitute for the whole bill and the reading of it was completed just before dinner. It is known as the McFarland bill of last session, and was also the Parrott bill in the senate. It provides that any publisher desiring to furnish books to the schools of the state shall file his bids in the cilice of the state superintendent of public instruction every six months, together with samples of the good she desires to furnish. The state superintendent and executive council shall pass upon the list and have the approved bids printed and forwarded to each county auditor, who shall receive from publishers sample books, of those approved. The fine can never be raised above what is originally charged bv the publisher in his bid By popular vote the people can decide whether or no they desire county uni formity, and districts may decide on the question of free text books. These are the main features of the measure and at first it appears to be a good measure, having ail the benefits of district purchase. free text bxrits and state uniformity, without making any of them except district uniformity, and the low prices of the books they adopt are as sured by the bid on file at headquarb rs. The house decided pretty emphatically this afternoon what is wanted on the school book matter and put through the majority bill by a vote of 55 to 43 The bill’s substitute was carefully considered, but rejected in the end. The house eveu reconsidered the vote by which the minority bill was downed yesterday, but refused to adopt it and when the final vote came the majority bill prevailed with more votes than it had at the beginning. _ _ F TERRIBLE HSFORTUKE TO OYER FORTT FAILES a KW JERSEY. The Titles to Their Lands Found In perfect and Foreclosures were Made — One Fanner Crazed With His Hts fortunes. gages which have farmer evicted was Mays Landing, N. J., April 4—The misfortune which has come upon the farmers in the town of Germanic causes interne excitement all over southern New Jersey.    Over forty families are now homeless Sheriff Johnson, of Atlantic county, has sold within the last two days two hundred farms to satisfy the mart-been f orclosed. One George Ling. His misfortune made him crazy and he set fire to his home and burned it to the ground, dying himself in the flames. Another farmer, Fred Weersbo, barricaded himself in the house and announced his intention to keep possession or die.    The    farms and land belonged to the Gloucester Land company, which    was    organized thirty years ago. Farmers purchased rn leased the the land company, unable to meet the the Caswell estate, mortgage of $80,000 on the land. The farmers did not have clear titles to the property and f creel os ure proceedings fcl’owed. receiver and an injunction. The attorney appeared before Judge Collins when the case was calif d up and stated that a dividend on $25,000,000 of stock of the four Chicago gas companies had been paid, notwithstanding the statements of the trusts’ attorneys made when the case was up a few days ago, that the trust did not contemplate paying dividends. While this was technically complied with and the trust did not pay any dividendA tile Fidelity Insurance Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Philadelphia did. Charlton’s attorney asked for an order of reference to the Master to take proor for complaint  __ MT. pleasant matters. r places from which were forclosure to which had a A PERILOUS JO rf. to ANTI-PROHIBITION. Ab Adrfrvee to bm Presented to tao Joint Repnbllean Legislative Can* ens. Des Moines, April 4—The executive committee appointed by the anti-prohi bition convention of last Wednesday evening has prepared an address to the joint republican caucus of the senate and nouse which makes a direct appeal to them to change the law. The address was submitted to the caucus to night aud among other things it says: “The situation of the largest and most important cities of the state and indeed of many other communities is deplorable. To leave them as they are, subject to all the evils which absolute free whisky can inflict, is little less than treason. There never was a time when fearless, highminded action upon the part of republicans was so necessary as at this moment We beg that you will not fail to respond to this most urgent appeal ior help and for justice that was ever presented to a legislative body. You can not hesitate for party reasons The party has already lost its magnifi cent majority solely on account of its attitude toward prohibition. The defection goes on every day. You must feel that the revulsion in public sentiment is almost complete and nothing can be more certain than that the party will in the future sustain and commend those who in this critical juncture have the courage and the patriotism to do that which every intelligent observer knows is essential to the success of the party.” REPUBLICAN CAUCUS. Th* Bill for Redistricting lh* State Considered Special to The Hawk-ar* Des Moines, April 4 —The house republicans held a caucus this evening on the bill for reapportion ing the state into representative districts. The bill was warmly considered but not completely perfected. It is the determination of the republicans to present a bill fair to both parties providing for ninety one districts. The bill has been carefully prepared, and when perfected the democrats will have to accept it or lay themselves open to charges of wanting the advantage in redistricting the state. KED HOT POLITICS. Clio*bine a .‘135-Foot I Aimney Mead rn Break New York, April 4 —-How to get up the chimney at Harrison, N. J , was a puzzle which agitated the Clark Thread company from the time that two strokes of lightning marred its beauty and prob ably its safety on Friday last. The balloon experiment was not tried because of a fear that the sharp edges of the cast iron cap would cut a rope. On Tuesday John Phillips of the slate roofing firm of W. 8mith & Co., called at the works and contracted to climb the chimney for stipulated sum if the company woukl supply ladders He explained his plan, and was permitted to make the trial. The chiminey is 335 feet high, and the bell-shaped top flares out five feet beyond the collar, but this feature did not daunt Phillips, who be gan work on Wednesday with a thirty -flve foffUfire-truck ladder, whose spikes were sunk in a heavy plank. A second ladder, twenty five feet in length, was lashed to this, and both were finally an chored to the chimney with hooked spikes of seven-eighths inch steel and driven into the Portland cement between the bricks. There was a lot cf light and new ladders at hand, and before night Phillips had five of them in place Each ladder lapped on the one above for five feet. At its base a cross cleat of wood was lashed, and be tween it and the face of the chimney a stout piece of plank was placed on two spikes driven into the brick work. The*e shelves keep the ladders a foot from the chimney, ana make stages upon which Phillips can stand. He carried up a tackle block and rope by which each successive ladder was hauled up by his helpers on the ground. How he proposes to master the diffl culty when he reaches the eighteen-inch collar and the five foot outward slope at the bell he does not tell, and it i* hard to understand how he will overcome tho trouble which he will encounter when he reaches the slope of cast-iron forming the huge cap. His bargain is to go up and rig a rope and tackle by which the workmen can ascend and examine the shattered brick work. IS WILLIAM A SOCIALIST! DeatM mf Tw* OM Gsacral New** Corr? spondee ce of THI Ha wa-Eta Mt Pleasant, April 4.—During this week has occurred the funerals of two more of our older residents. Mrs. J. C. Harbin, whose death resulted from pneumonia, was buried on the .st inst. She was a true Christian lady and respected by all. William Lusk, whose funeral occurred the same day, was one of our earliest pioneers. He came here in the year 1885 land a fact that he was proud of) with only fifty cents in hi* pocket, and at the time of his death he had in the neighborhood of two thousand acres of land, besides moneys and credits Many of us complained at times at the hard work “Uncle Billie” accomplished on his farm; but when we know that he had never learned to read we can excuse his fault—for what could be a more miserable life to live than his without the comforts or laboring on his farm. Next week promises to be the holiday for the old so’diers of this section. As this county has the honor of owning the commander this year they will turn out in force with ihe silver cornet band, and accompany our commander to Des Moines to the state encampment. The old soldier has no better friend than our present Commander Smith. □ When Mf. Pleasant is mentioned out side of this city the impression is left that this is the home of those who are supposed to be “off their base.” The facts are that we have a home for the unfortunates that is a home Farther more it is conducted by the most humane superintendent that ever bad charge of a similar institution. I refer to Dr. Oil man, the present superintendent. The doctor is a thorough christian gentleman and fitted in every way for the responsible position he has held for several years His last iecommendatioLS came from those who are so unfortunate as to have friends under his care Truly the state of Iowa is fortunate in having such an efficient superintendent for their insane institution at this place It has often been repeated that there is nothing certain in this life, excepting death and taxe*. This week has dem onstrated to us that the niax>m :* as true as ever We have all had to pay our taxes, or half of them at least (the 31st of March), and as usual there is a general complaint “that my taxes are much larger than last- year ” The facts are that our taxes are less than most of the larger or smaller places east and west. Our levy is about thirty-two mills—last year thirty. If any of our citizens are paying more taxes this spring than last, the reason is obvious that they have ac cumulated more property and should be happy. _ T ALM AG B’S LOBNER STONE. Sold to bi One on waicA the Savior Stepped. New Y’ork, April 4.—The stone from Calvary, which is to form the corner of Dr. Talmage’s new tabernacle, arrived at Brooklyn yesterday on the steamer Giava. It is about three feet square and ten inches thick, and weighs nearly three hundred and twenty-five pounds. Its color is dark red and it looks very much like a piece of Canadian granite. The legend is that the stone is one upon which the Savior stepped while on the way to the cross. A box of relics accompanied the stone. The Dee Moines M aa I el pa I Election campal an. Special to Tai Hawk-Btb. Des Moines, April 4 —City politics are at a white heat. The so-called citizens’ ticket is backed by the old ring and is, all but in name, a straight democratic ticket. Their candidate for mayor will, however, lose among the better moral element of that party. They have amassed an immense corruption fund and are using money very freely, but the republicans, who are conducting a clean campaign have every hope of carrying the new city by a good majority. WENT THROUGH THE WINDOW. tat to the teste and aft, easily taken, ie- hwd] its nature mad effects. Possessing copiable to the stomach healthy la ■■tee them qualities, Syrup met laxative aud of Figs is the one per-moat geutto diuretic I TOO, Awny Al El—MMU—> m Bloomington, DL, April 4.—Mr*. Elizabeth Price, the oldest peraoa ia oeutral Illinois, died yesterday. Sha was bora December 2$, 1790, aud was im her IApri!4-1    tor' lo* dock passed over thi* city about two yesterday afternoon, coming S2? kJ*    It    WM    •COOBip* iz!rk£ * dogtag nil tad a fearful rroMlBg Belee, which earned gnat fright mag ^ people. The full Mot thudeaw«U2!ttaJS. huadndthyear. Baraiaegy-aiathbirth-1 memn^SL^. Fear Prisoners Break from t Ae County! Jail at Davenport, Ie wa. Davenport, April 4.—Four prisoners) escaped from the county jail here) Wednesday night by sawing out a por- j tion of a perforated hon window sufficient to permit a man to Dass through. Three cf the men were held on serious chives. Charles Gay was convicted of I highway robbery, Brad Ford is an alleged | murderer, and two were held for larceny. The operation of sawing must have consumed several days- The sheriff has offered a reward of $100 for the capture of I the men, but there is no clue to their I whereabouts._ Bam Away With rn Servant Girl. Dubuque, April 4 — It is reported that the son of Rev. Mr. Houghton has eloped with a pretty servant girl, the daughter of a farmer residing at Balltown. Not long ago Rev. Mr. Houghton resigned the pastorate of the Universalist church in this city and removed to Pennsylvania. The young man left with his bride in his father’s carriage for Iowa City. A Mash Wanted Man Arrent#*. Creston, April 4.—A man supposed to be Charles P. Yan Meter, a traveling musician, was arrested here yesterday on a telegram from Winterset, Iowa. Yan Meter is said to have hirec a livery team at Winterset on April I, which he drove to Kent, where he left it and started east It is said that Yan Meter is also wanted for larceny at Startford, Iowa. TA* Emperor amid to Be tA* Author) of a Sensational Pamphlet. Vienna, April 4—A telegram from Berlin, which was delayed by the press censorship, announces the publication of J a phamphlet entitled “He Goes; What Now?” It is reported that Emperor William himself was the author of the pamphlet. In any case it betrays an intimate knowledge of affairs. It says that a secret society, including among its members the emperor, Chancellor von Caprivi, and General da Fernois, the I minister of war, proposes to reconcile the democratic parties alienated by Bismarck, and that the emperor has adopted the social theories of La Salle and Tame It compares him to Savonaroia and Constantine, and says he has taken the new social doctrine into his own hands to save the tottering thrones of Europe The pamphlet has caused a sensation. tZ%B KILLERS AT WORK. many were shot. Rowan County, Kentucky, Illicit DI** tillers Attempt to Kill Informer*. Cincinnati, April 4 —A special from Fiemiogsburg says that lawlessness has again appeared in Rowan county, Kentucky, growing out of the manufacture of Illicit whisky. Revenue officers made a sweep, destroying many stills. For giving information to them Eph Cooper, Bim Cooper, Burt Baumgartner, George Hogg, a son of the sheriff, Hiram Roberts and Nelson Egan wero shot, Hogg and Roberts fatally BURLINGTON ROUTE Explosives Found la tA* Impvrlsl Peieee at Got**Aiea. St Petersburg, April 4.—The police at Got8chica have discovered explosives on the ground of the imperial palace. The imperial family has in consequence renounced the idea of going there to finish lent. The czar for two days has suffered from a relapse of influenza, which compelled him to postpone audiences. His condition is not serious. SERIOUS CONDITIONS IN RUSSIA. TA# and Iowa Lawyers Indicted. Missouri Valley, Iowa, April 4.—F. M. Dance and L. Brown, two leading attorneys of this city, were indicted by the grana jury Wednesday, the former on a charge of cashing city warrants at a discount while city clerk, the latter on the charge of perjury. A bitter warfare between the two is supposed to have (mused these prosecutions._ Csat’e I ’laces—ta* Finland University Treaties London, April 4.—Advices received here to day from St. Petersburg reaffi rm the report of a serious condition in Kus sis. Th*-y deciare the czar ia suffering from nervous fever. The czar ha* abandoned his proposed [ hunting trip in Poland on account of a plot to throw the imperial train off the track. A decoy train, supposed to contain the czar and suite, was wrecked by recks being placed on the rails. The scheme for the Russification of Finland is received with extreme dis favor in that county and trouble is certain to follow. The advices farther say that all the Universities in Russia have been closed by the government. The students in St. Petersburg University made an an tack upon Lieutenant General Crosser, chief of the Bt. Petersburg police, wl o went to the university to quell the dis turban ce and treated him in a very rough manner. _ DAINTY DI SHEU. CArtetinn endeavor (Jonvenlien. Cedar Rapids, April 4—One hundred and fifty delegatee to the Young People’s Endeavor Society of the Monticello union, assembled here yesterday. Francis E. Clark, of Boston, president of the National association, was tendered a reception this evening._ msMtfrnlly Mangled Ar an ] Emtth*s Ferry. Pa, April 4.—Early this morning the boiler of the Union Oil company’s well on the Stewart farm in Hookstown field, exploded. Dawson, cm of the tool drawers — — ^ ^    «    .—     .    -------------at work, had his thing elm while the speaking was going I heed taken off. His body was found on. When Yang took the floor be made I * aile away a strong plan tor prohibition, saying he supported th* principle because thought it the only right OM to follow. Doc* - and- Rate - for - Fend Society Formed Im Forte Paris, April 4 —The increase in the slaughter of horses, donkeys and mules for food here is enormous. Last year 16,940 horses, 241 asset and 43 mules were prepared for food. An influential society has just been formed in Paris, at the head of which are the Rothschilds, Dun d* A tussle, ex-Pre-I mier Tirard and General D. Abzac, the I object of which is to prepare rats, dogs mid cats for food, with a view to meeting the wants of the starring Parisians and poorer classes, who are unable to buy mutton or beef. The firth of sewer rats is said to be pure and wholesome and of delicious teste, resembling veal. It is much cleaner eating than the famed “native” oysters so popular in England Heme Seeker*’ Kxeureienc The Burlington Route, C , B & Q. R R , will seil from principal stations on it* lines, on Tuesdays, April 221 and May 20th, Home Seekers’ Excursion Tickle at Half Rates to points in the Farming Regions of the West, Southwebt and Northwest. For tickets aud further information concerning these excursions call on your nearest C , B & Q. ticket agent, or address P. 8 Eustis, Gen’I Pass. and Ticket Agent, Chicago, 111. Chere** With comet lee Their Creditors Council Bluffs, April 4.—F W. and George J. Lanison, who have been engaged in the grocery business for several months under the style of Lanison & Co , were arrested yesterday, charged with trying to defraud their creditors They sold their stock and fixtures to F Peterson last Saturday, but made no ar rangement to settle several thousand del ) lars of indebtedness till yesterday, when they offered to pay 25 cents on the dollar.    ___ Three Children Burned to Death Minneapolis, Mink., April 4.— A Journal’s. Huron, South Dakota, special sayf> the house of Wilhelm Brown, near here, burned Thursday, and three children, who were locked in during their absence perished. _ A Fest Mall W re# A ad. St. Louis, April 4 —As the south bound Omaha fast mail on the Wabash road was rounding a sharp curve near St Charles, Missouri, about six o’clock th'fc morning the train was derailed, five cars going into the ditch. Nobody was killed. _ Found Dead In Her Bed. Warren, April 4—Miss Maria Seward. a highly respected young lady living near this place, was found dead in her bed Friday morning. She had been in feeble health for some time. His speech was a fine one and dose tention paid to ali ke had to say-la tho borne this morning tho discussion sad amendment of the test book T«ni was tekaa tip agate. Ham am a rn Fly* wAnal. Banate! to Tk« Hawk-Etb. Ft. Madison. April 5 —Sd. Kiddos, al sixteeB-yesr-old boy. while oiling the machinery ia the FL Madison Iron I Works to-day, wa caught in the The society proposes establishing a depot for collecting sad killing rats and dogs. Cats will only ba killed when given n dean tell of health. wheal, •bout and thrown MCtiOM im th* Mil, (ad work b* Boor,    Mriooa    tejurieL ta fly-1 to the Chicago, April 4 —The bottomfeU out of Charleston’s suit against the gas trust, at least temporarily, this morning, wham his attorney withdrew his motion for a Hard Up tor Meant] Dubuque, April 4.—The republican city convention to day endorsed the dem acrotic nominees and passed resolution* in favor of a repeal of the prohibition law and the enactment of a high license measure. naples of Dr. Miles’ Restorative at J. EL Witte’s drug store Free a Nervine Cures Headache, Nervousness. Sleepless eeaa Neural*)*. (F! Icrv TS. eta TM* Kansas Crowed#. Wichita, Kas., April 4 —The crusade fever reached the town of Kingman yesterday. Three places were raided and all liquids of suspicions flavor were used to moisten the streets. Mo table sbouldb# without a bott}# of Ab foetor* Bitters, the world renowned App* MMV of avouter!# Savor Beware of «otini«T A WnnnraT.q BURN.—A MB-ya**'0^ Boom girl burned her hand so badly on a red-hot stove that amputation wss nee Hibbard’s “Herb Kxtw*r flMdJPtfte '•ae blood eterne*. «##-a wondorfni Oui*. ;