Burlington Hawk Eye, April 8, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

April 08, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - April 8, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAW: r k r i L-. E rn E ESTABLISHED: JUN*, 18*9.] BURLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 8, 1890. [Pules: Ii Cbnts per Wm! BLOWN AWAY. they returned they found the child deed, hanging in the meihee of a hammock. The maid had left her a few minutes before, and it ii supposed that the child got her head through the meshes and PROPHETSTOWN, ILL, REPORTED SWEPT BT I then, in her efforts to withdraw it, over . —J —« , .I turned the hammock. A CYCLONE LAST MHT. THS G. A. B. ENCAMPMENT. A BILL INTRODUCED ll THE HOOSE OF REPRESEITATIVE8 Vagn e Reports of Terrible Devastation ] —Many People Killed and Injured —The Wires Down and All Communications Cat Off. Information was received at The Hawk-Eye office last night that the little j city of Prophetstown, Illinois, had been visited by a terrible cyclone and the entire place destroyed. The news was telegraphed from the Cedar Rapids railroad office in Cedar Rapids to Ed. Rippert, the operator of that road in this city, who immediately telephoned it to The I Hawk-Eye. Glorloaa Weather tad rn Greet Time j et Dee Moines. Special to Tbs Hawk-Bt*. Des Moines, April 7.—Following a delightful Sunday, to day dawned wish a | slight cloudiness which gradually gave way about eight o’clock to some bright sunshine, and then about ten o’clock a change came as though rain was to be looked for, but this was not to come in any considerable quantity. At noon there was a slight sprinkling that was hurried down by a brisk breeze that cooled the atmosphere and blew the dust about in a disagreeable way. But withal the day began most auspiciously for the first day of the great state encampment of the O. A. it. cf Iowa. Early trains brought to Des Moines hundreds of veterans and their famities. Every train bore some and many of them were filled with excursionists and old soldiers, who came early A Synapsis of Its Provisions—The Senate Pension Bill-The Work of the Senate—Considering the Montana Contested Cases. The information waa that Prophets-110 aa ,0 ge, accommodations and hare a town had been visited by a cyclone late that evening and the whole place swept from the face of the earth, many people being killed and wounded. The report was received at Cedar Rapids from an operator in the vicinity of the destroyed town, who merely telegraphed the official information that thirty freight cars had been blown from the track at Prophetstown and smashed to kindling wood. He then added incidentally that the whole town had gone to (sheol). He was eagerly plied with enquiries, which brought out the further information as above. Later information from Cedar Rapids said that all the wires were down leading into Prophetstown and that the place was entirely cut off from the world without. The wildest rumors were afloat as to the extent of the damage. Inquiries were sent in all directions for information without avail. The wires at the Woitern Union were acting very badly and early in the evening it was known that although the skies were clear and but a faint breeze fanned this locality there was an unusual atmospheric disturbance north or east of us. For a time, about nine o’clock, every connection in the office was disabled. No word could be sent or received. It roust have been about this time that the storm occurred. Prophetstown, Illinois is—or was—a place of about eight hundred inhabitants, situated on the Mendota, Clinton and Fulton branch of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad, and is about forty miles southwest of Fulton, Illinois. If the reports as to the complete distraction of the place are true there must have been a terrible loss of life. It is worthy of note in this connection that this tornado occurred with the period (April 4th to 8th) within which Prof Root, the meteorologist of Canton, Illinois, predicted “threatening weather ending in severe storms in places (cyclone period) ” It is also interesting to note that the great Louisville storm and those occurring on that night in various portions of the country coinsided with Prof. Root’s is dication. LATER NEWS. It has been ascertained that a fast freight train was leaving Prophetstown when the storm struck and the whole train was completely torn to kindling wood. By 1:80 this morning the storm had reached Burlington in the shape of sharp lightning and thunder accompanied by heavy rain. As we go to press tho storm is abating. vague nu mobs breathing spell before starting out to see the city. From all over the state the old soldiers are coming and they will receive a hearty welcome from their comrades in Des Moines and from all the people in the capital city. All over the city are to be found decorations of every description. Flags, banners, streamers, likenesses of many of the dead heroes of the late war and of the revolution, and the streets certainly present a fine appearance and business firms have decorated most artistically the interior as well as exterior of their houses. Hotels are trimmed up as never before and the thousands of guests view with pleasure these evidences of fond recollection of the heroism of the soldier boys whose fond memories are to be so suitably remembered by the Grand Army of the Republic. The city hall is decorated from roof to basement with flags, bunting, and the court house is almost covered with the red, white and blue and with fine stars containing pictures of Sheridan, Grant, Logan, Washington and many other great men. The Grand Army headquarters at the west room of the Savory block was a busy place all day. Hundreds of soldiers from Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Dakota and indeed from almost every state in the union reported there during the day, and three men were kept busy enrolling them on the register and assigning those who had not already been provided for to rooms at the hotels or at privat houses. The different headquarters of the Crocker and Kinsman Posts with their relief corps were busy places also. At 12.30 the Grand Army Posts formed into two grand companies: Crocker Post, headed by Phinney’s Third Regiment band, marched across the river to the Northwestern depot, and Kinsman Post, with a fine drum corps, left their hall and came down to the st ation and both companies formed in line on the platform. It was t \ pected that General Alger and staff and other men of prominence would arrive on the I o’clock train and thousands of people were there to meet the distinguished party. The train arrived and the bands played lustily and the people and soldiers cheered and cheered, but it was all for naught. The general was not on the train nor did the conductor know anything about him or his party. Something was wrong, as the reception committee had received a telegram this morning that the general’s special car would be attached to this train, but it was not, nor was there any information obtainable as to where he was or the car either and much disappointed the two companies of old sc I diers marched back to their halls. The committee report that the general will probably arrive later in the day or tonight. The Third Regiment band and the two Grand Army posts went to the C., B. & Q depot at 2:15 and welcomed the McFarland post No- 20 and a large number of people from Mt. Pleasant: Department commander Smith was among the number and he was roundly cheered. The procession moved up to the Severy and then the Mt. Pleasant company repaired to the Aborn headquarters. Twentieth Iowa Infantry and Army of the Frontier, headquarters at pension office, postoffice building. Comrades also invited to 410 Sixth avenue. Washington, April 7.—The service pension bill introduced to day in the house by Bootedman provides substantially as follows: A service pension of one cent per month for each day of service to every man who served in the union army during the late war, without regard to age. It provides those soldiers who now receive disability pensions may if they choose, relinquish their disability pension and accept service pension. Widows of these service pensions to be placed on the rolls at $8 per month during their widowhood but have a right to prosecute and obtain pension under the present law by showing the husband died from disability contracted in service and while in line of duty. The bill also grants pensions of 13 per month to miner children under sixteen years of age of soldiers who die while drawing pension and if any children are so helpless as to require the help of another person this pension is to continue during this helplessness. If the widow dies or remarries before the children attain the age of sixteen her pension is to be paid to them until they attain that age. THE SENATE. Tbs Election the se joint r ate o- against the bill the question was put to a | vote. The vote aloed yeas, 169, nays, 87. not being the necessary two thirds' vote in the affirmative. The bill wts passed under suspension of the rules to establish two additional land districts in Nebraska. Mr. Butter worth, from the committee on appropriations, reported the legislative, executive and judicial apprcpnation bill calendared. Mr. Flower moved to suspend the rales and pass the bill increasing from $4 OOO to 16,000 per mumm the salary of I supervising surgeon general of the marine hospital service. A long debate! ensued, but the motion failed. The house then went into committee of the whole on the naval appropriation bill and without action the committee! rose and the house adjourned. IOWA F08TS1A8TBBS. CARPENTERS’ STRIKE. SII THOUSAID CHICAGO WORIIEI LAT DOVI THQI TOOLS. They Demand an Eight-Hour Day and Forty Cents an Hoar—Boil diag Operations in Chicago Completely Suspended—Labor Matters. not increase the pay but lowers the scale I of private incomes necessary to secure commissions. Hereafter aspirants for commissions in the rifles, foot artillery and pioneers need have a private income j i of no more than forty five marks monthly: those who seek commissions in field | artillery seventy-five marks monthly, and in cavalry one hundred and fifty] marks montyly. DEPORTS rail IOU AM OTHER SECTIONS j or the comm. tbaasn Made la Iowa Durlas tile WMK Bedin* April 5. Washington, April 7.—The postoffice changes in Iowa, during the week ending April 5, 1890: Established — Thompson, Winnebago county, Henry Kruger, postmaster. Discontinued—Barclay, Black Hawk county; Brompton, Monroe county. Postmasters Appointed — Buchanan, Cedar county, Fred. M Grewell; Grant City, Sac county, J. S Birt; Lucky Valley, Woodbury county, Mrs. Ltvina Woodruff; Sulphur Springs, Buena Vi*tn county, Mrs. Katie Plonolp; 8wede>-burg, Henry county, Charles E. Stephenson. GBN EK AL WASHING ION NEW8. Chicago, April 7.—The carpenters’ strike took place this morning according to the program. It is estimated that between five and six thousand men are out Carpenter work on nearly all of the large jobs has been brought to a standstill. The strike is for eight hours as a day’s work with wages at 40 cents per hour. No trouble has been reported from any quarter yet Many of the masons and bricklayers who have been at work on buildings have been compelled to lay off because of the carpenter work on various structures being at a standstill. Altogether the paralysis of building operations in Chicago is, to-day at least, complete. THE STRIKE GROWS WORSE. IMW! iMfMtlM UacosiUtaUottL Richmond, Va, April 7 —Upon appeal of a western packing firm Judge] Hughes has rendered a decision declaring the meat inspection law passed by the legislature contrary to the federal! constitution. The decision takes the ground that inspection is not meant as I a sanitary measure but as a state revenue measure._ rn KIK*. Des Moines Goes Solidly Repnbliean — Keokuk and Dubuque Still Continue In Their Wicked Ways—Reports From Kansas and Elsewhere. Thea- The th* Fun that ta*Reports front Prophets- j town or# Trno. Chicago, April 7.—Information is received here that Prophetstown. Illinois, has been blown from the face of the I earth. Reports are meager and cannot | be confirmed, but it is thought there muat be something in it, as reports from | various portions of Iowa and Illinois indicate that a severe wind storm has! passed through portions of those states. ANOTHER CYCLONE. WANT AN OPERA HOUSE. Baud Hell. II or per* Ferry, Kentucky, Reported Destroyed. Louisville, April 7.—It has just been loamed that Harpers Ferry. Henry county. Kentucky, has been almost completely destroyed by a tornado. The village is composed of less than two dozen houses and is a considerable distance from any railroad. All the houses are blown down and the inhabitants are buried beneath the rains. Two persons are killed and seven or eight badly Injured.  _ THE FIRE RECORD. Carthage People Figuring to Mueh-Needad Amusement Special to Ta Hawk-Btb. Carthage, IU., April 7.—A number of young business men of this city held a meeting Saturday evening for the purpose of discussing the erection of a new opera house in Carthage. No definite action was taken in the matter but it is thought that a neat opera house will be I erected in time for fair week in Sep-I tember. Carthage had a fairly good opera house in, 8pitier’s opera house. But through the fanatacism of some church people Dr. Spiller was persuaded to close the hall indefinitely. It is hoped that the enterprising city of Carthage will not long be without a suitable place uf amusement. LUMPY JAWED” CATTLE. Moataaa Coalultd Casus. Washington, April 7.—In the house amendment to the lution for the removal of the naval mag azine from Ellis island, New Yolk, was concurred in. Mr. Evarts presented the resolutions of the New York chamber of commerce, protesting against the pending bill for the census enumeration of Chinese as absurd, barbarous unchristian and cowardly. A memorial on the same subject from the American Missionary association was presented. Mr. Platt presented a memorial for the admission of New Mexico as a state, but without committing himself (he said) to the views set forth in it. Among the bills reported from the ? committees and placed on the calendar were the following: House bill to amend homesteads in regard to the manner of application cf fees; senate bill for s public building at Kansas City, $200,000 Mr. Hoar moved to proceed with the Montana contested election case Mr. Hale asked him to give preference to the Chinese enumeration bill which it was important to have disposed of as soon as possible. Mr. Hoar intimated the Chinese cen bus bill could not be disposed of immediately a* Evarts desired to speak upon it. Mr. Hale then gave notice he would move to take up the Chinese enumeration bill as soon as the Montana election case was disposed of. The house bill to allow the erection of a bridge across the Iowa river at Wapello, Iowa, was reported and passed with an amendment in the way of a substitute. The Montana election case was then taken up and Vance made an argument in support of the minority report declaring Clark and McGinnis (the democratic claimants entitled to seats. He (Vance) had never heard the title to a seat in the senate based on such slender technical trifiling grounds. He had never known the public will of a community to be thaited and trampled under feet on such flimsy pretexes. He knew the republi- ! can claimants were to be seated, but the republican senators would be sicker over the thing before they were done with it than he was. Vance said he was thankful that in all future denunciations of the south for the suppression of the colored votes, the southern senators would have company in the north. All they would have to do would be it quire of the republican orators “who state redact thirty-four of Silver Bow county ontana.’’ Mr. Edmunds inquired whether the one hundred and seventy-four persons who had voted at precinct thirty-four were legal voters. Mr. Vance asserted that they were. Mr. Spooner (also a member of the committee on privileges and elections) made an argument in favor of the ma jority report that Seranders and Power I the republican claimants) were entitled upon the merits of the case to seats in the senate. In the course of his speech Spooner alluded to the charge made by Gray against the president for undue haste in issuing the proclamation for the admission of Montana; and he defended the president in that matter. He (Spooner) knew of no man who ever sat in the presidential chair who was less likely than the president to be swerved one hair’s breath fiom the line of what he deemed constitutional duty, either to please a friend or punish a foe. After an executive session the senate adjourned.    _ Annual “Effs Rolling” ok Whits Horn Grounds. Washington, April 7 —The White House grounds presented, a decidedly picturesque appearance to-day, the occasion being the annual gathering there of the children of the District for the purpose of “egg rolling.” The entire grounds back cf the mansion was turned over to them and several thousand spent a portion of the day there. THE RE COINAGE BILL. The house committee on coinage, weights and measures to-day authorized a favorable report on the bill for recoinage of subsidiary coins of theUoited States. It authorizes the secretary of the treasury to cause subsidiary silver coins unfit for circulation or for denominations for which there is no current demand, to be recoined into such denominations as may be required to meet the demand therefor. It provides that the loss incident to recoinage be paid from the silver profit fund. THE 8TEELE-WTLD CASE. Mr. Schofield said to day that no information will be given the press in regard to the Steele Wild courtmartial case until it has been finally disposed of, which will not be for several days yet. Yhe impression prevails in certain quarters that Lieutenant Steele has been found guilty of assault and sentenced to a short suspension from rank and duty. THE NIAGARA CANAL BILL. The house committee on railways and canals has ordered a favorable report on Representative Payne’s bill providing for the construction by the United States of a ship canal around Niagara Falls. The canal is to cost $23,600,000. WASHINGTON GOSSIP. The president has approved the act to cuable the secretary of the treasury to gather full and authentic information in regard to the Alaska seal fisheries. Senator Pettigrew to day introduced a bill authorizing the president to enlarge the Missouri river commission by the appointment of three additional members, one from Montana and one each from North and South Dakota. The house committee on appropriations to day c impleted the legislative executive and judicial appropriation bill. It carries an aggregate appropriation of $20 864 OOO. Now Estimated that Seventy •had Mea ar# Oat. Chicago, April 7.—1To-night it is estimated that about 70,000 men are out In some places the bricklayers went out with the carpenters out of sympathy, and it it reported the entire body of bricklayers will be called out unless the trouble is settled within a week. In any event, all the other building trades will have to stop work (soon) unless the carpenter strike is settled. In that event fifty thousand men will be idle. Some contractors wishing to complete the work on hand to-day offered to accept the mens terms, but the brotherhood is after the Builders association and refuses to let any one return to work until that body has recognized the union. President Goldie, of the Builders' Exchange, thinks it will be at least a week before the strike is settled. A number of bosses said to-day that they woald be willing to pay forty cents an hour after the present contracts were filled, but that these were figured at thirty cents and they could not afford the advance on them.  _ A STRIKE FORESHADOWED. Triable at Ft la the Coal Mlaaa Do dc*, Iowa. Fort Dodge, April 7.—A general strike among the coal miners of northwestern Iowa was foreshadowed by the action of the coal miners in refusing to submit to a scale of summer wages proposed by the owners of the Craig mines. The contract which the miners refused to sign was one reducing the price paid for mining coal from $1.05 cents per ton to 95 cents. A clause was also inserted to the effect that ag miners should quit work for any reason except sickness, and should not engage in a strike during the season. The Craig company miners one and all refused to sign the contract, and if it is insisted on they are prepared ] to strike. A similar contract will be re-[ quired by all the mine owners in this I vicinity from their men, and a general strike seems inevitable The companies claim that they can not pay winter prices during the summer without losing money. Their agents say their mines will be shut down during the summer unless the men come lo terms. CRUSADERS AT WICHITA. Several DECORATION DAY IN THE SOUTH. Caton VeUr«M Aalii la Honorla* Confederate Graves. New Orleans, April 7.—Confederate Decoration day attracted thousands of visitors to the cemeteries yesterday. The Ladies’ Confederal Monumental association, the confederate veteran organizations, Sons of Veterans' and the citizen soldiery in uniform participated. The Grand Army of the Republic did not take part in a body, as no invitation was issued, owing to the division existing in that organization, but union veterans participated individually and sent offerings. The Lee, Confederate, Army of the Tennessee, and Army of Northern Virginia monuments were beautifully decorated. Outside of the other decorations at the Army of Northern Virginia tomb, where the body of Jefferson Davis is interred, the confederate veterans placed a magnificent presidental chair of yellow immortelles inscribed:    “To Our Chief.” _ SPORTING NEWS. Ben- was THE HOUSE. Tklrtrn Harass liffmtid la a Chica*# Livery Stable. Chicago, April 7.—A fire in Morse’s livery stable this morning suffocated thirteen horses, destroyed fifteen buggies and damaged the building to the amount of $5,000. The loss on horses and buggies is $7,000. MILL BURNED AT WE8T LIBERTY. West Liberty, Iowa, April 7.— Rogers A Weis flag’s mill and two barns were burned Saturday afternoon. The loss on the mill was $7,500; insured for $4 500. The loss on the other buildings was small and covered by insurance. IRON MILL8 DAMAGED. Milwaukee, April 7.—The Northwestern Malleable Iron company’s plant was damaged by fire to the extent of $45,000 early this morning; fully insured. A BARN BURNED. Special to TD Hawk-By*. Elvaston, 111., April 7.—A huge barn on the farm of Jacob Schull, near Elvas-ton, burned early this morning. Loss about $2,500._ Tba Cbt«a*o Health Department and the linnet* Sleek Beard LaaK Horne. Chicago, April 7.—The state live stock board and the city health department have again locked horns on the question of the disposition of “lumpy jawed” cattle found at the stock yards. City Meat Inspector Lamb recently discovered at the yards that lumpy jawed cattle were being smuggled in by ones aud twoes in healthy herds and by careful watching succeeded in detecting and quarantining about twenty head of diseased animals. The state board asked that these cattle be turned over to certain butchers to be slaughtered and turned into fertilizers. The city authorities refused to do so unless the slaughtering was done under the eye of one of their inspectors. The health board resented this imputation and the result is that the gate to the pen in which the cattle are confined is double locked and sealed— once by the city and once by the state. What the outcome will be is unknown. FOB THE FAIR. A Spacial Saaalaa af Usa IiUnals Le*ta-iatnra ta Ka Callas. Chicago, April 7.—A local paper says] this evening that Governor Fifer will] Tha Sanata Panties BUI ConsMereO. Washington, April 7.—Mr. Morrill, of Kansas, moved to suspend the rules and pass (with the substitute) the senate bill granting pensions to soldiers and sailors who are incapacitated from performance of labor and providing for pensions to widows and minor children and dependent parents. Mr. Springer, of Illinois, demanded a second, and the motion was seconded; 128 to 57. Mr. Morrill briefly explained that the substitute provided a service pension of $8 a month to soldiers who have reached the age of sixty-two years, or who are dependent. He thought the same principle which had been applied to veterans of the war of 1812, and the war with Mexico should be applied to the veterans of the war of 1861. In answer to a question, he stated it was estimated that the senate bill would require a:, annual expenditure of $36 000,000, and the house substitute The Waehlacton Races. Washington, April 7.—At the iiings course to day the weather fairly good and the track excellent. First Race—Five furlongs; Patrocles won, Vivid second, Aquasco third; time, 1:04. Second Race—One mile; Back won, Pilham second, Fannie H. third; time, 1:421. Third Race—One-half mile; Best Boy won, Cerise second, Easton third; time, 0:50. Fourth Race—For three-year-olds and upwards, six furlongs; Nina W. won, Louise second, Shotoyer third; time, 1-16J. Fifth Race—Handicap, one and one-eighth miles, over five hurdles; Bassanio won, Jim Murphy second; Dochart fell at the third hurdle and did not finish; time, 2:204. Dra* Stores and a Nlumber of Joints Visited, Wichita, Kan,, April 6.—A second raid was made yesterday on the drug stores and joints of Kingman by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, backed by a body of evangelists and Salvation army lasses. Mrs. O. Gillette, wife of the state senator; Mrs. J. Jordan, Mrs. A- Herod, Mrs. Kinzie and Miss Hattie White, the latter carrying a banner of the Band of Hope, seemed to be the leaders of the crusade. They visited several drag stores and poured cut suspicious looking fluids. They then visited several joints, where they got a case or two of beer and two or three kegs of whisky, which they promptly emptied into the gutters. Resistance in the way of closed doors was offered in some instances, but the crusaders were not to be deterred, and forced the barriers, breaking the locks with stones, and in one instance using a crowbar to epen a door. Men looked on afraid to interfere. The rougher element rather enjoyed the show, and took advantage of tne opportunity to get free drinks. No arrests of the alleged violators of the prohibitory law were made, but it is probable that the injured druggists will take steps to punish the leaden in the crusade. THE LATTER DAY SAINTS. TD Bay Ha* Saved Presbyterian Journal. More than a hundred and fifty yean ago. a little boy was born in a palace in Berlin, and. though he was afterwards known as Frederick the Great,his childhood and youth were made very unhappy by the cruelty of his father. Sometimes while eating his dinner the unnatural father would hurl plates at his son’* head, and often he would kick him to the floor, and then drag him round the room by the hair. Once, while the boy-prince was practising on a flute, the old king snatched the instrument from him and snapped it in two across the astonished child’s shoulders. His life was bo miserable that he once attempted to ran away, but before he had gone far he was captured and cast into prison; and, more cruel than all, from a window in his cell he was compelled to watch the execution of the dear young friend who had assisted him to make his escape At the age of twenty-eight, the old king having died, Frederick himself became King of Prussia. Heretofore his time had been spent in studying the language and literature of France; but now his books were laid aside for the sword, and he busied himself in building up his own kingdom. He was a very frugal, industrious king, not caring for fine gar-me ts; and it is said that he was actually buried in his valet’s shirt, as he did not possess a presentable one of his own. He was a great admirer of Washington, and, to show his esteem, sent him a Prussian sword of honor with the inscription, —“From the oldest general to the greatest.” ’Twas,this famous king whose life was once saved by a little boy he had befriended. During the Seven Year’s War the Prussian troops were one winter stationed in Dresden; and it was here, while pacing back and forth on the ter-rance along the riverbank, that the king met a wretched looking little boy. The child was very ragged and carried a box almost as big as himself. “Oh, sir, wouldn’t you like to see my marionettes?'’ asked the boy, in his simple fashion. “Are they in that box?” inquired the king. “Yes; and they perform very n’eely. ou ought to see them dance. Snail I show them to you, sir?” repeated the child, eagerly. The king shook his head, but gently laid his hand on the boy’s shoulder, and asked why he was so anxious to earn a few pennies. “I wished to earn enough money to buy a flute,” was the child’s answer. “Are you so very anxious to become a musician?” inquired the king. Such a beseeching look came into the little upturned face that the king’s heart was deeply touched. Perhaps he remembered his own broken flute, for he said— “Well, my boy, if you are industrious and will prove that you really wish to learn, you shall have a flute and a teacher too.” Little Antonia seized the royal hand in his own brown paws, and kissed it over and over again, and then an appointment was made for him to come to the palace the next day to arrange for his lessons. The boy was taken in charge by the Court Capellmeister, and studied so well that he was soon able to play before the king. The little fellow became strongly attached to his benefactor, and longed for a chance to give proof of his devotion. Special to Th* Ha.wk-Era. Des Moines, April 7.—Indications are that Campbell, republican, has been elected by over six hundred and that the council will be nearly unanimously republican, as nearly every republican on the ticket is elected. Dnbaqae Democratic. Dubuque, April 7.—At the city election to-day the democratic ticket headed by Mayor R. W. Stewart was elected without opposition, the republicans having endorsed it The new council stands seven democratic and three re- republicans^_ TH* Election at KooKak. Keokuk, April 7 —The election to-day was for assessor and aldermen. The democrats carried four wards and the republicans two. The democratic candidate for assessor was also elected. At Daboqao. Special to Tax Hawk-Eye, Dubuque, April 7.—The city election passed off quietly to-day. The candidates for mayor, auditor and assessor on the democratic ticket had been endorsed by the republicans and they received the unanimous vote of the people. The first, second, third and fifth wards elected democratic aldermen. The fourth ward which has heretofore been 400 republican majority, elected their candidate by 16 majority. The second ward, which went republican last year by 2 majority, went democratic this year by 339 maj ority. The cause of everything going so strong democratic is the fact tnat the republicans there oppose prohibition and will make a fight for a ticket as long as the law stands on the statute book._ 3tfl*lil*aa Election*. Detroit, April 7.—Charter elections were held throughout the state to day. In many instances the issues were of a purely local nature. Among the larger places Kalamazoo, Ypsileni, Marshal, Holland, Monroet, republican, while Rapids, Jakson, and Muskegon have Hillsdale, Went, Lansing, Grand West Bay City gone almost solidly democratic. In villages and townships the parties are about equally divided with slight democratic majorities in preponderance^_ At Clsdnaatl. Cincinnati, April 7.—The vote in the muncipal election to-day for judge of the superior court, clerk of the police court, director of the city infirmary magistrates anil members of the council, etc. was very light. The republicans at midnight seem to have a majority of one on the board of education, two on the board of council, men, both of which were heretofore overwhelming republi can. The democrates elected all other officers except the clerk of the police court.    _ la Kamas I Kansas Cm, April 7. —Municipal elections were held throughout Kansas to-day in cities of the fourth class. Reports from several cities indicate the women cast about two-fifths of the votes. They allied themselves gently with one or the other of the parties in the contest but had no candidates of their own. for printing 6. COO copies of the report of] the commissioners of labor statistics. The remainder of the senate messages] were referred to committees. Both houses this morning decided to go to the governor’s reception to the G. a R. in a body. They also voted to extend the courtesies of the floor to all members of the G. A. R and W. R. G. . This afternoon the house took up the Australian ballot box. Twenty-three sections were passed upon when farther work was interrupted by the special or-ddr of the state tax levy bill already passed by the senate it provided a $4 mills state tax levy for two yean ana was amended so as to be at that figure one year and 2 mills next, and thus passed. THE SENATE. The senate this morning passed resolutions providing for a session Thursday evening for the consideration of the world’s fair bill A joint resolution was introduced asking congress to pass laws for the protection of miners in the territories; also asking that the present bill for the refunding of the Union Pacific indebtedness be net passed. When the senate ad j turned the bill for the the abolition of tramps was andor consideration. The discussion of the anti-tramp bill was finished and the bill p&tsed this afternoon. It provides revere penalties for all vagrants and tramps. The license bill was taken up aa a special order. Speakers for it were Dodge, Schmidt and Balter, and against were Perce and Finn. The bill is substantially as it was defeated in the house last last week. Adjourned. THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH. Biron* Snnday-O b*»r vane* mad Prohibition Revolution* Pease*. Des Moines. la., April 7.—At Saturday’s sessions of the Des Moines conference of the Evangelical church the following resolutions relating to Sunday were adopted: “Resolved, That we rejoice in tho organized efforts now employed in securing a batter observance of this day and sincerely pledge cur co-operation in all movements calculated to secure this end, and that wo, from our pulpits and in our homes, by teaching God’s word and enforcing the directions of our discipline, will endeavor so secure among our people a greater reverence for God’s holy day.” On the question of prohibition the conference passed the following: “Resolved, That we favor no backward step on the line of prohibition; that we hope and pray that our present legislature will pass no bills derogatory to such movement, and we hereby pledge ourselves to teach by precept and example the principles of total abstinence as taught in the word of God and our book of church discipline.” A GRINNING SKELETON. >per tiles Farmer’* Aition na. Special to Th* Hawk-By*. Warsaw, Ills., April 7.—A farmers’ alliance has been formed at Sutler, near here, with the following officers: E. D. Gillham, president: C. E. Wallace, vicepresident ;Geo. C. Spencer, secretary; Bd. Wallrink, treasurer. The organiza-i lion resembles the old grange materially and its object is mutual protection and benefit. OBITUARY. $89,000,000 annually. Springer, of Illinois, said he would TR# Flood at Dalian, X Dallas, April 7.—In consequence of I soon call a special session of the legible the inundation of the machinery at the ------ ------- city water works there is almost a water famine prevalent. The electric street light and power station was submerged, and last night and to-night the city is in | darkness. ___ Indians Marvin*. Minneapolis, April 7.—It is reported] that the Indians numbering thirteen hundred on the Court d’ Oreilles reservation] are suffering for food, and the aged and) infirm are liable to die from starvation unless supplied at once. HANGED, IN A HAMMOCK. Shooting Death of it# Infant Child off tho Rev, Saaaael Salton at Wleh-Ita, lr—ane Wichita, Ken., April 7.—A shocking aff air occurred st Urn residence of the Samuel Salton Sunday Morning the minister end hie wife Ware at They had left their infant in Me care of a maid, and when ture to deal with the world’s fair matter. The principal work being to provide for a aute exhibit; the authorisation of the issuance of fair bonds to the amount of' $5,000,000 by Cook county or the city of Chicago, etc. (Mange of life, backache, monthly irregularities, hot flashes, are cured by Dr. Muss’ Nervine. Free samples at J. H. Witte’s drug store Tho HolfleM-xnnaor Fond Settled. Louisville, April 7.—At the Harlan court house to-day the Spurlocki, Days, and others of the Howard-Turner feud held a conference and agreed to lay aside this quarrel. It was agreed if any further assassinations should occur both sides should unite to bring the murderer to punishment. relieved by Brown** Branchial simple and effectual to all other attidae far tho Sold only ta boma. Mr vote against the motion to suspend the rules and past the bill, for the reason that no proper consideration could be given to the measure inthe limited time allowed for debate, portunity to offer a cording to his information, not a single Grand Army poet had petitioned for the passage of this bill The soldiers had asked for a service pension bill. Springer charged tim republicans with evasion of responsibility: with dodging of the issue and betrayal of soldiers to whom they had promised a service pension bill. If this bill pawed no opportunity would be given rn this conference for the passage of a service pension MIL The soldiers had asked for bread and the house was riving them a stone. Mr. Tarsney, of Missouri, opposed the passage of a bill of this magnitude under gag law. He was oppoasd to indiscriminate pension legislation and to any measure which placed brave soldiers on equality with skulking cowards. Mr. Lane, of Illinois, said the bill waft not a profitable one, bot than anything on the statal for that ream he favored it. Diva at th* BIP* ASO off Nlnety-On*. Special to Th* Hawk-Syb. Plymouth, IIL, April7. —Denial Sears, an early settler, ii dead at the good old age of ninety-one. HEB last run. Baltimore, April 7.—William Gallaway, who run the first locomotive on the Baltimore and OMo road, is    dead. He i retired in 1887 and was probably the There    was no op* I oldest locomotive engineer in    the world, amendment    Ac-1 At the time of death he was    eighty-one years old. •    5r«partlla    bas    tho largest sale of the public. Any honest drusrjn*t wiiiconflrm this statement. Their Aaaaal Conference at Lamoni, Iowa. Special to TH* Hawk-Ey*. Lamoni, April 6.—The general annual conference of the reorganized church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints assembled here yesterday morning in the Saints commodious chaple. A congregation of nearly a thousand was present at the opening. The day was spent in preaching and prayer services. President Joseph Smith, •on of the founder of Mormonism preached in the morning. Elders Blanks-less and Rogers presided over the sacrament and prayer services in the afternoon and Elder Upgren preached at night The exercises of to-day began at nine o’clock this morning with prayer service in which the gift of unknown tongues was twice manifested and many strong testimonies borne to the truth of the latter day work. The business of the conference opened at 10:30. The temporary organization was displaced by the permanent one having Joseph Smith as president and H. A. Stebbins, secretary. The committee on credentials reported twenty-three districts properly represented. The afternoon session was mostly occupied by the secretary and church recorder’s report, which shows over two thousand accessions to the church in the last year. Tit*** to Trail Miaou. Dbsyer, CoL, April 7.—Various detective agencies here fall to confirm the I report that Bilcott had been captured in I Portland, Oregon. It ii reported, however, that a woman whose name has I been mixed up with Silcotfs passed I through Denver on her way west about a I month ago.____ GENERAL foreign news. Strangely enough, the desired opportun ity came sooner than it was expected. One evening little Antonia noticed a great deal of whispering among the servants of the palace. Afraid that something was wrong, he rose long before it was light next morning, and hid himself in a dark corner in the kitchen. At last, through a crack, he saw one of the cooks go by with a folded paper in his hand. Straining his eyes to see what it was, he caught a glimpse of a fine write powder just as it was sifted into a pot of chocolate, ready to be carried to the king. Rushing from his dark corner, the Utile feUow ran as fast as he could to the king’s apartment, and, forgetting his manners, cried out: “Oh, sir! forgive me for coming in so roughly, but mind what I say, and do not drink your chocolate this morning. I saw the cook put poison in it.” Then he calmed himself and told his story to the astonished king Just as he finished speaking, the servant entered with the king’s breakfast. At almost the same moment came one of his generals to hold a council with his Majesty. The king greeted him quietly, as if no plot against his life had been planned Presently the servant poured a cup of chocolate and offered it to the king Frederic eyed him so keenly that the man turned pale and began to tremble. “What ails you?” asked his master ic a quiet voice. “Are you ill?” “No, your Majesty, but I—I”— “Possibly, if you drink a cup of this warm chocolate, it may do you good,” said the king kindly. Throwing himself at the king’s feet, the man cried out in terror, “Have mercy on me, O noble king!” “Wretch! this cup is poisoned, and you know it,” exclaimed Frederick, in wrath. The man said that the powder would not destroy life, that it was only intended to induce sleep. For answer, the king cave the chocolate to a dog, *nd in n few minutes pointed it out to the servant —dead. The devoted boy had saved the life of the king, the m*n who had been kind to him in his helplessness. CliYilasd Still Kepablleaa. Cleveland, O , April 7.—At tne municipal election to day the democrats elected the municipal ticket, comprising committee men of various boarus and justice of the peace. The republicans elected twenty-two of forty aldermen. The board of education is a tie; the city government, however, ia still in the hands of the republicans except in two departments._ Fiaali City Offlon Elected. Edgerton, Kas., April 7.—After ono of the most hotly contested campaigns ever known here the women’s ticket was elected as follows: Mayor, Mrs Kelley; police judge, Mrs. Thomas Greer; councilmen, Mrs. 8. E. Ewart, Mrs Stewart, Mrs. Holden, Mrs. Nat Ross and Mrs. Brown. _ At IaOlaaapslie. Indianapolis, April 7.—In the township election to day the democrats were successful. They also swept everything at Ft. Wayne. At Evansville they elected a majority of councilmen and city officials, and probably the entire township ticket. At Colambna, Ohio. Columbus, Ohio, April 7.—The city election was quiet, not more than sixty per cent of the vote being polled. The democrats elected the entire ticket and make substantial gains in the council. ILLINOIS POLITICS. Ethiopia Will lf sprees tho Slav* Trail. Rome, April 7.—Emperor Menelek, of Abyssinia, has written a letter to P<rime *• Talk Revision. Special to Tn* Hawk-Ey*. -    __ ________ Carthage, hl, April 7 —The Schuy-1 Minister Crisp!, authorizing Italy to rep-waslier Presbytery will meet in this city to-litten! him at the Bruaaella anti-slavery ■— morrow, and among other important I oongrett and affirming the intention of matters>wfli discuss the revision of the Ethiopia to follow the.example of the confession of faith. A large attendance I civilized Christian nations and rep] is expected.    6    I    the slave trade. Hibbard’|      —    I    DOES    NOT    APPROVE    THE    PROJECT aas blocs stwaSV’ The Spain* Robin. Detroit Free Press. “Seen any robins around yet?” he inquired aa they met in the corridor of the postoffice. The other looked at rim with injured dignity for half a minute, and then beckoned rim out of the crowd and said : “What about robins?” ‘Why, robin*—bird*?” “Yea, I know that there is a bird called a robin. What of it?” “I aahed if you had seen any this spring?” “Suppose I had?” ‘Why, nothing, only robins come in I the spring. “Yes, I Jad*e Geet Ie AII Bl*btla the Eleventh Dletrlet—Hie Nr eel natl on cense* sd. Special to Th* Hawk eye. Rock Island, IIL, April 7.—Some democratic blatherskite down in Hancock county has written a screed to a Chicago paper, in which it if intimated that Judge Cest has angered the old soldiers by neglecting to recommend many of them Who were applicants for post-offices. Any sane man knows that a congressman, no matter of what political faith he may be, is hampered in the judicious and honorable appointments to office by the howl* of a few chronic office-seekers. So far as can be ascertained, Judge Goat has given the beat of satisfaction. His appointment of young Charlie De Hart to the postoffice at Carthage was all right and half the democrats in the town petitioned Judge Cest to appoint Charlie. He is making, so ’tis said, one of the best postmasters in the district. At Macomb Elder Gash WM appointed postmaster to the satisfaction of an. Judge Gest has made a good record in congress. He hM not spent his time in legging from ene department to another in the interests of a clast, but seems to have paid his entire attention to looking after the interests of his constituents. The democrats in the eleventh are seek inc a Moses. They alternately look from old Bill Neece, of Macomb, to Delos P. Phelps, of Monmouth. Phelps, if he would accept, would be the victim, but it is doubtful if he will bare his tread agaid. As for old BOI Neece—“Barkis is willin.” Ghastly Dlsaovary on aa Ulna* la tha Mississippi. Dubuque, April 7—A party of duck hunters left here Thursday for the up] river at Harper’s Ferry, forty mi above here. I hey took a skiff and rowed to an islam! in the center of the river. The island is about four miles long and one thousand feet wide. The hunters were creeping through the underbrush when they were sud 'inly startled to see lying on a hillock the bleached and grinning skeleton of a man. The skull was crushed and beneath the body lay an open and blood-rusted knife. There wm nothing else found save a silver match box. On the feet of th* skeleton were a pair of laced shoes aud the ribs were partially covered by the rotten fragments of a fine black cloth coat. There is no clue whatever to identify the ghMtly find. The crashed skull and open knife would indicate violence. The island is one of the wildest on the upper river and never visited save by parties of hunters. Dis quite high and hilly. The part on which vhe skeleton was found is rarely ever covered by water. The body wm turned over to fishermen, who have notified the coroner and will see that the remains have a decent burial. Aa Interstate Trouts* Awsitatlss. Cherokee, la., April 7.—-An invitation issued by the secretary of the Cherokee Horsemen's association, newly incorporated here, to delegates to be present at the association’s headquarters in this city last Tuesday evening for the purpose of forming a trotting circuit and arranging for races this season, was responded to by C G. Coates, an enthusi-Mtic horseman of Roux Falls; Joe N. Sammis, Francis J. Moulton, W. A. Cottrell and G. E, Loring, of LeMars. They were entertained by W. A. Hanaford, L. W. Beal, C. B. Huxford and J. C. Hall, directors of the association here, and it WM decided to form a circuit embracing Cherokee, Spencer, Sioux Falls and LeMars, to be known as the Interstate Trotting circuit, with, thus far, an aggregate of $12,000 in purses. It WM decided to have three days’ races at each town in the months of June and July. Sioux City, Onawa, Storm Lake and Fort Dodge will be invited to Join the circuit and will probably do so before the season begins. Gospel MMUS* at VI aion. Special to Th* Ha wk-Bn. Vinton, la., April 7—The gospel meetings being held in the new M. E. church are awakening great interest. Dr. John Williamson, of Chicago, came here some two weeks ago to aMist Rev. W. A. Pattie, the pMtor, but after a few weeks’i service, and very successful meetings, had to leave on account of previous engagement at Lacon, Illinois, md he is being followed by evangelist fiandiville. who continues tim work with ncreMing interest. Many have professed faith in Christ, and interest still increas-ng meetings will continue through the week. Thirty conversions yesterday. the state legislature. you the £W‘w*25k,r3SS!* QoytTAimggpij, Afar-Digit. a» | supports the con-into by the the banking syndi and T_T_    ^    teeny** tk**£mh»hu    ''.—The director* of | fiuaca    __ it?*™™ft.bank decided to d°*e I c«»e, th««olUn *>«• not ipptore of th* i.£\£    SSP    h    ,xpec‘ed    **•* “• mSa*ir IWO* ui late the bank hM been losing I vin migs. EXF*»0* WILLIAM AHD THS BOLDED*. Boun, Ayeil 7.-—ii -wm the em-lh ‘Yes, I believe they do. Did want them to wait and come in fall?” “Well, I—I—” “See here, my friend,’* said the other! se he laid his hand on bk shoulder, “let all birds alone, robins included. They are all right Let spring alone. Dis all right Just keep right on attending your balneae od let other things md to theirs. Good day, sir?” Tho elate Tax tho Antf-Traenp it WM better |    deposits    dropped down to » boob,    tiara    it tJTuuIo profit I Wa MW MMu, WM on tho state Boar*. The hill for a state board of control for our public institutions ought to have at least two womae on it for all our inst! are, temporarily at least, taal od woaMn or yids, end Hmm wffl l Db* Mourn, April 7.—In the house the appropriations committee this morn tag recommended forpaasagebiUscall tag for appropriation of $857,000 for fltate institutions. Bills from the senate were taka up m follows: To legalize the asse—went of certain taxes ta Carroll county; to legal lie the establishing! of the Mon tacoma water works; to legalize the ta corporation of Arcadia; to legal in the establishment of electric light works at Bloomfield; to legalize ordinances of Mitchellville; to legalize sets of the board of supervisors of Mad* ti    “ Labor Day. f Des Moines, April 6.—Governor Boies Saturday signed the bill fixing the Ant Monday of September aa a legal holiday to be known aa Labor day, the bill extending the term of office of the county auditors at present in office for one year, ex-Railway Commissioner Coffin’s car-coupler bill, and the bill allowing supervisors to grant right of way along highways to state institutions. Renal Min* a Colla*#. Decorah, Iowa, April 7.—Rebuilding hM already beg commenced on the Lutheran college, which wm burned Inst fall. It is the plan to have it completed and ready for occupancy for the coming school year._ It is very important ta this age of vast material progress that a remedy be pleasant to the taste ad eye, easily taken, acceptable to the stomach ana healthy in its nature and effects. Possessing these qualities, Syrup of Figs is the one perfect laxative ad most gentle diuretic known. _ Fatality amos* Yawn* Colts. Special to Tm Hawk-By*. Warsaw, IIL, April 7.—Stockmen in this city are sorely puzzled over a alarming fatality among young colts. No cause ca be assigned for the disease. No tanka shouldbe without a bottle of Antas world renowned Ayne flavor, lowers of winter feature Bitters, ti User of stqiiWH* They Will GsmehoL Special to Ta* Hawk-Rt*. Carthage, April 7.—1The vote on the stock taw WM cavasced to-day, ad .joss, mules and cattle may roam the highway* by n majority of 79. ;

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