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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - April 15, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established: June, 1819.] BUBLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 15, 1890. [Price: ll Cents per Week. RANDALL AT IST. THE EX-EPEAKER PASSED AWAY AT WASHINTON EARLY SONDAY KORKINS. Hopes of His Recovery Abandoned Several Days Ago—Sketch of His Public Career—Twice Proposed For the Presidency. KEST OF THE CALlfORHA COOST. The Famous Neagle-Terry Shooting | Case at Last Ended—A Dissenting Opinion—The Silver Qaestion— General Washington News. Washington' April 13.—Ex-Speaker Samuel J. Rind all died at five o'clock this morniDg. His death was no surprise to his friends or the public, as it had heed looked for for a long time and was known to be imminent for the past week. His illness, which was from internal cancer, had been a painful one. In his last moments he was attended by his devoted wife, his daughters, Mrs. Lancas ter and Susie Randall, and his son Samuel. Mr. Randall came to Washing* ton early in November a sick man, but hoping to be able to take his seat in the house when congress met in December. But when congress convened he was unable to leave his home. Subsequently the oath of office ae a representative was administered at his residence by Speaker Reed, and Mr. Randall was made a member of the committee on rules and appro-priotione, the two important committees he had eel vt d on for so many years. Mr. Randall then hoped lo be able to take his seat and participate actively in the affairs of the house at the conclusion of the holiday recess, but the malady from which he suffered continued its inroad on his strength, and each new month found him weaker. Mr. Carlisle, his associate on the committee on rules and the democratic member of the appropriations committee, and other democratic representatives called fro quently at Mr. Randall’s home to consult him about party matters and committee work. To them it was evident that Mr. Randall was steadily failing physically, although mentally he was acute and vigorous as ever, and for the psst two months they felt that he would never leave his house alive. Daring the last few weeks of hi* life he suffered very much at times, and he had become greatly emaciated His wife and children were untiring in their attentions all through his sickness, and his friends in congress —and he has a host of them of both political faiths—contributed much toward his comfort by frequent friendly visits. Mr. Randall was unconscious at times during the last day or two of his life, and was speechless toward the end Dr Mallau, who had been holding his pulse, with wet eyes made the announcement which he had hoped might be postponed for many years Postmaster General Wanamaktr and Robert Randall were with the family at the eud. As Boon aa it became known that Mr. Randall had at last been defeated in the contest which he had waged so long with death, friends began to call at the house to condole his sorrowing family and offer whatever assistance they might be able to render. Bat nothing could be done to assuage the grief which they felt at the death of the man who had lavished such fond care upon them while he lived. Mr. Randall’s funeral will take place here on Thursday morning. The arrangements for the funeral will be in charge of tho congresssonal committee to be appointed to-morrow morning. Mrs. Randall prefers that the services be held in the Metropolitan Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Randall was a member, and not in the house of representatives. After the funeral services the funeral party will take a special train ovar the Pennsylvania railroad to Philadelphia, where the interment will take place in the Randall family vault in Laurel Hill cemetery. Ex Speaker Carlisle, who differed from Mr. Randall on economic questions, said this morning when ho heard of the Pennsylvanian’s death: “Of course I regret to learn of Randall’s death, though I am really not surprised to hear of it. I have had no hope of his recovery since I saw him last November, and have regarded his death only a matter of a short time. Mr. Randall and I havo differed on some important questions, but when I first came to congress we became friends and havo been on intimate terms evet since. I have always regarded him as an upright man, who had the courage of his convictions and stuck by them. I think the country has suffered a great loss in his death. Mr. Randall has been of great service to his party on many occasions, but his greatest was his action upon tho force bill, which brought him into prominence. The people of the south feel grateful to him for that service, and believe that he and the gentlemen who co operated with him on that occasion saved them from a great calamity. But Mr. Randall has taken a prominent part in nearly every measure before c egress for fifteen years, and he deserves to be well remembered by his country and his party for many reasons." Though Mr Randall had barely passed the prime of life yet he had spent nearly thirty years in continuous service in the house of representatives. His colleague from Philadelphia, the late Judge Kelley, alone of all the members of the present house served linger, although another colleague, Mr. O Neil, took his seat in 1863 with Mr. Randall. The story of the life of this great citizen is contained, therefore, in the record of congress from the dark days of the war, when he was first elected, until the present time. In this work his life was absorbed. For twenty six years he gave his labors, without a single abstracting pursuit, to national legislation That was the business of his life and no other employment could tempt him to abandon it. In com mercial affairs Mr. Randall could readil have received far greater recompense for his services than his salary as a repro aentative in congress, but although a poor man, he spurned these opportunities. He entered congress when young, and found the republicans in control with many men of great ability on their side. In this group were statesmen who afterward became chief among history makers—one of them was chosen president, another was nominated for the presidency, but was defeated, three others were candidates for that nomination by the republicans, and two others were leading candidates for the democratic nomination; one was a candidate for vice-president upon the ticket with Meek Hand, while a number of his early associates in congress afterward served in different cabinets and in the senate. Mr. Randall was not a lawyer. He was trained for a merchant, and for ten years after reaching his majority, he was in business in Philadelphia as a clerk and afterward as a partner. Like his father, he was always a democrat, and went with has father to the convention that nominated Buchanan for president. It was there that the young man got his first impulse in national politics. The inclination felt at that time revealed to bim his vocation. For a short time he served in the Philadelphia city council, and later in the Pennsylvania senate. A year or two later he found himself in his district at the head of a small democratic minority, in which he was conspicuous, and by which he was elected to the thirty-e1 ghth congress. When Mr. Randall entered the house of representatives he was inexperienced $n legislative work. The short time he fpent in the Pennsylvania senate afforded his only chance to become familiar with parliamentary procedure. He knew parliamentary law, bat he knew nothing of j the procedure of the house, the mastery of which distinguished him in later  nnTTn_    mTTT1    TTTT,„ years. Perhaps no other member of | THE SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS THE JUD lr congress devoted so much attention to the study of the house rules as did Mr. Randall. He had seen other members fail to sustain themselves in the house because of their inability to master its procedure. The entire time of his first term was devoted to following up the points of order made by the leading members. In the course of a short time he took high rank among the parliamentarians of the house. His knowledge of the rules was complete and alwas at his command. At his own request Mr. Randall became a member of the committee on banking and currency, at the beginning of his second term- As a member of that committeee he steadily opposed legislation looking to the repudiation of the war debt, and introduced a resolu tion declaring that every cent, principal and interest of the debt, and every obligation of the government should be paid according to their terms. He also opposed the proposition to force the government to pay the rebel war debt, and his action upon these two propositions brought him conspicuously before the country and placed him among tie democratic leaders of the day. Although Mr. Randall was not an orator in the ordinary acceptation of the word, hiB speeches always cammanded the attention of the house. He spoke without gestures and seldom moved about in the course of an address. His remarks impressed an audience as being the sincere deliverances of an honest man. He was particularly forcible in the discussion of national finances, and the precautions that he took to fortify himself in that branch of legislation involved prodigious labor. The history of every financial measure that had engaged the attention of congress was»atudied by Mr. Randall aud the provisions of every bill thoroughly mastered. John Sherman once said that Mr. Randall was equiped to assume the duties of secretary of treasury and administer the office without a moment’s embarrassment. Mr. Randall declared as early as 1867 that the government was paying its debt too rapidly, involving excessive taxation, and he insisted that the tiue policy was to cut away at the war taxes, refund the debt as rapidly as possible and reduce the interest, and to bring the revenues within the limits of an economical but not parsimonious administration. At the beginning of the last session of the forty-fifth congress, Mr. Randall was elected speaker, and filled the office for three successive terms. He was firm, just and prompt in his rulings, displaying the highest qualities of a parliamentarian. Daring the exciting times of the Tilden Hayes campaign, he maintained his reputation for fairness and justice. As chairman of the committee on appropriations his influence was steadily directed toward securing none but honest apportionments of the public funds, and by reason of his familiarity with the requirements of the different departments he was able to defeat many scandalous and extravagent appropriations. Of late years Mr. Randall had not taken the same active part in congressional work that characterized his labors in other days. He seldom took the flior to engage in debate, bat when he did he was accorded the closest attention on both sides of the house. Mr. Randall’s power as a leader in his party was largely lost by his course on the tariff matter. When the democratic party, sought to rt duce the protective duties, Mr. Randall refused to j un this movement. In this courso he was sincere. A congressional district that gave a republican majority of many thousands on Btate issues regularly returned Mr. Randall to congress because he was of as much service to republican high tariff as a republican would have been. Mr. Randall was born October IO, 1828, and has left a great name to posterity. There was a atef dy stream of callers at the Randall res dance to day to express sympathy with the bereaved family. A large cumber of telegrams of coedolence were received from well known persons. The remains will be taken from the he use at eight o’clock Thursday morning to a clinch where they can be reviewed no til 9:30 a rn., when the services will begin. At Laurel cemetery the casket will be opened and an opportunity given the friends of the dead man to view the remains. The honorary pall-bearers are: Gee. W. Childs, A. J Drexel, Colonel Alex. K McClure, William McMullen, ex Governor Andrew G. Curtin, C. A. Dana, ’Senator Gorman, ex-Congressman Bowden, Representative Blount, Senator Barbour, and Dallas Sanders. THE HOUSE PAY8 A TRIBUTE. Washington, April 14 —An air of sad aess pervaded the house when the speaker's gavel called that body to order. Draped in black and ornamented with a handsome floral design, the seat long occupied by Mr. Randall recalled to the members the fact that their old colleague had passed away forever. A crayon portrait of the ex speaker hung in the lobby and was tastefully draped with emblems of mourning. In his prayer, the chaplain made a touching allusion to the dead congressman, and when he had concluded, O’Neill, of Pennsylvania, said:    "I    rise to announce the death of my colleague, the Hon. Samuel J. Randall, who died yesterday morning. This announcement is exceedingly painful to me. He and I have been intimate familiar friends. He started in life at twenty-one years of age, a full man in every respect, intelligently and politically, and as one who the element of supreme leadership which in his later years was complete in the estimation of his state and country." O’Neill then offered the following res olutions: Resolved, That the house has heard with deep regret and profound sorrow of the death of Hon. Samuel J. Randall, late a representative from the state of Pennsylvania. Resolved, That a committee of nine members of the house be appointed, with such members of the senate as may be selected, to attend the funeral of the deceased. Resolved, That the house do now adjourn. The resolutions were unanimously adopted and the speaker appointed the following committee: Messrs. O’Neill, Carlisle, Harmer, Cannon, Forney, Springer, Reilly and McKinley. The house then adjourned. Senators Quay, Allison, Dawes, Voorhees and Eustis were appointed on the committee on the part of the senate to attend the funeral of Mr. Randall. The Banate then adjourned. APPROPRIATE RESOLUTIONS PABSRX). Washington, April 14.—A largely attended meeting of the friends of the late Samuel J. Randall was held this morning to take appropriate action on his death. The venerable ex-Governor Curtin, of Pennsylvania, was selected es chairman of the meeting, end J. V. Cracraft, of Pennsylvania, and P. W. Rhodes, of New York, acted as secretaries. Governor Curtin, who was a life-long friend at Rut dell, made a most feeling address in million dollars retained in the treasury I for the redemption of treasury notes be put into circulation. Tim committee j | will meet the house committee to-mor- ! row.__ ZHE UUSTX. A DAY AT DES HOINES. Washington, April 14 —The United States supreme court in ac opinion by Justice Miller to-day affirmed the judgment of the California circuit court in the case of Cunningham Sheriff, plaintiff in error va. David Naegle. This case grows out of the shooting of Judge Terry at Lathrop, California, last August by Naegle in order to protect Justice Field whom Terry had assauted. The decision is in Naegle’s favor. After reviewing all the facts bearing upon the homicide the opinion says they produce upon the court the conviction of a settled purpose on the part of Terry and wife amounting to a conspiracy ta murder Field. Justice Miller takes up the proposition advanced by Neagle’s cousel that Justice Field, when attacked, was in the immediate discharge of his duty as judge, and Neagle was charged with the duty under the laws of the United States to protect Field from violence. The law requiring justices of the supreme court to go on circuits is quoted and the court says in traveling to perform this duty, Justice Field “was as much in the discharge of the duty imposed by law as while sitting in court and trying causes." The court does not suppose any special act of congress exists which in express terms authorizes marshals or deputy marshals to act as a body guard to justices while on their circuits, but in its view of the constitution any obligation fairly and properly inferable from that instrument, or any duty of a marshal to be derived from the general scope of his duties, comes within the provisions of the habeas corpus act, directing the release of persons who are in custody for an act in pursuance of the laws of the United States, it would, says the opinion, be a groat reproach to the av stem of government of the United States if there is to be found within the domain of its powers no means of protecting judges in the discharge of their duties from the malice and hatred of those upon whom its judgment may operate unfavorably. If a person, in the situation of Justice Field, could have no other guardian of his safety while engaged in the conscientious discharge of a disagreeable duty than that and if it was a fact that if he was murdered his murderers would be subject to the laws of the state, and by those laws could be punished, the security would be very insufficient We do not believe the government of the United States is thus insufficient and that the constitution and laws have left the high officers of the government so defenseless and unprotected. Continuing the court says it cannot doubt the power of the president to take measures for the protection of a United States judge, who, while in the discharge of his duties, is threatened with violence; and that the department of j ustice is a proper one to set in motion necessary means of protection and that Neagle had proper authority for the steps he took for the protection and defense of Justice Field. Justice Leman, in behalf of himself and chief justice, delivered a vigorous dissent. The ground on which they dissent is that in considering the habeas corpus act wholly inadmissible a construction is placed on the ward “law" as used in that statute and a wholly inadmissable application is made of the clause “in custody in violation of the constitution of the United States." We agree, assuming the fact in the case to be as shown by the record that the personal protection of Judge Field as a private citizen, even to the death of Jerry, was not only right but the duty of Neagle and any other bystander, and we maintain that for the exercise of that right or duty he is answerable to the courts of the state of California and to them alone. But we deny that Neagle had any duty imposed upon him by the laws of the United States growing out of the official character of Justice Field. In short, we think there was nothing whatever of an official character in the transaction and therefore we think the United States courts have in the present state of our legislation no jurisdiction whatever in the premises. In conlusion, the dissenting opinion holds that murder is not an offense against the United States except when committed at places where the national government has exclusive jurisdiction. It is well settled that such a crime must be defined by the statute and no such statute has yet been pointed out. The United States government being thus powerless to try and punish a man charged with murder. We are not pre- Sared to affirm that it i a omnipotent to ischarge from trial and give immunity from all liability to any trial anywhere unless the express statute of congress is produced commending such discharge. We are leas reluctant tr% AAvnA thic AAiioliiflinn Via j*. mi ba wa pnun*** Rehem tar DUpcatag af Use Barwin. Washington, April 14.—In the senate Mr. Plumb introduced a bill for the disposition of certain fonds in the treasury and asked that it be read as he desired to call the attention of the finance committee to it It provides that money required to be deposited for the redemption of National bank circulation be carried into the treasury and treated as funds available for the redaction of the public debt and for the current expenses of the government; that all fonds held for the payment of the matured debt and interest due and unpaid, be similarly treated, and hereafter no fonds available above the sum of $10,-060 OOO be retained in the treasury— this not to be construed, however, as nermanently diminishing the fund of $100,060,000 of treasury notes. He said there was less than $700,000,000 of circulation for the use of sixty-five million people of the United States—probably not more than $10 per capita. The system of finance that has been built up and maintained had brought about that result; it had its merits and its great defects. One of the greatest defects was the compulsory holding in the treasury of a very large sum of money on the theory that it was needed and on the farther theory the secretary of the treasury was to be arbiter of the financial question of the people It has been stated in public prints in pursuance of his policy of controlling the finances of the country, the secretary of the treasury had contracted the currency, during February, over ten millions. He (Plumb) believed the retention of money in the treasury and the assumption on the part of the secretary to do what might have been at one time, proper, but which now constitute a menace to the business of the country, ought to be prohibited by law. A senator sitting near him had asked him for what noir mal purpose $20,000,000 was held in the treasury. He would tell him. A hundred millions was held in assumed obedience of the law of 1882 to provide for the redemption of legal tenders and treasury notes; sixty odd millions were held the redemption of national bank notes, of banks that had gone out of business or that were retiring a portion of their circulation ; between five and six millions were held for the redemption of such notes of national banks as from time to time came into the treasury and were found to be unfit for further circulation; about seven millions were held for the purpose of the payment of coupons due and not presented and of the list which had matured from time to time, but evidence of which had not been presented and some of which probably never would be presented. As to the remainder it was impossible to tell why it was held. The confusion of subjects and of the amounts was such that it was impossible for anyone to tell about it; but the whole sum retained was about $250,000,000 During the last year nearly $40,000,000 of national bank circulation has been withdrawn. To meet that reduction there was a coinage of silver—two millions monthly—and a coinage of gold; but experience showed not only were these two agencies needed, but there was also needed paper money to the maximum amount of standing at any time. The business of the country was languishing, new enterprises were withheld, and old enterprises were struggling to keep on their feet. That things would continue until a remedy was attained, and that remedy could only come by legislation, because legislation, combined with executive action, had brought the country to where it is now. Congress would legislate some of these days on the silver question, but no one would know when and no one would know how. Whatever is done would result in a great addition to the money of the country, but this measure of his would give an addition at once, and the money could be disbursed within sixty days. He had ventured thus publicly and briefly to call the matter to the attention of the finance committee, and he hoped it would report the bill, or something like it, at its next meeting. The bill was referred to the finance committee. A message from the house announcing the death of Randall and the appointment of a committee to attend his funeral having been presented and read, Cameron moved concurrence. A resolution wa* agreed to and Quay, Apison, Dawes, Voorhees and Eustis were appointed. As a farther mark of respect to Randall’s memory the senate adjourned. THE KEBBTHCTDNI BILL PASSED NTH MUCHES OF THE LEfflSLATDKE. The General Appropriation Bill Passed in the Hoise—Bills Passed in tho Senate — Legislative Gossip— General State News* LABOR TROUBLES. TR* Carpenters’ Strike at Ckleaco— ab Attempt to Work Non-Union Men. Chicago, April 14.—According to the program the master carpenters belonging to the Builders* association made an attempt to start up work to finish the contracts on hand with non-union men. The movement was not general, as the non-union men on hand was not very large. It is declared that if the master carpenters continue putting non-union men at work a general strike of bricklayers and masons will be ordered. MASSACHUSETTS CARPENTERS. Boston, April 14, — Organizers reported at a meeting of the carpenters* district council last night that every trade organization in the state promises to financially support the carpenters in their eight and nine hour demands. The THI HAWK-BTS BURNAU, I Capitol Building, V Dis Mourns, la., April Ii. J The senate started in with the determination of doing lots of work this morning. The first thing that came up was the school book bill. There was a little opposition to the measure, but not enough to do it any harm. Senator Haschett filed a motion to reconsider the vote by which it was ordered to a third reading, but this could not pre-vail. The bill was then put on its passage and went through without any trouble. Appropriations were the special order for the day, but Senator Gatchgave way to allow several minor billa to be passed. The first one provided that the authorities of the institution for the deaf and dumb could charge and collect from parents, or the counties from which pupils are sent, railroad fare to and from the institution. When there they receive board and clothes, together with instruction, free of charge. This was a house bill, and it requires only the executive signature to become a law. Another bill was to appropriate $1,000 to assist ex-convicts to lead a better life. It went through without opposition. Dr. Gustavus Hinrichs will be out of a job so far as the state of Iowa is concerned if Governor Boies signs the Holbrook bill to discontinue the Iowa weather service as it passed the senate this morning. The service as it now exists will be discontinued and a new de* partment will be organized with headquarters at Des Moines and the whole thing worked in connection with the United States signal service. This Hinrichs has always refused to do and it is thought that the change will be very beneficial to the service. The regular appropriations were taken up and five of them passed before noon. They were as follows: Boy*’ reform sohool at Eldora -. - t 20,830 Hospital for the insane at Mt. Pleasant 37,: OO Hospital for the insane at Clarinda .. 18 > 400 Improvement of the capitol grounds.. 100,000 Benedict home............................ 6,000 There was no opposition to any of them except the last two. Senator Bolter wanted the amount for the capitol grounds reduced to $75,000, and Senator Taylor wanted the amount cut down to $50,000, but neither could get his amendment adopted, so the bill went through as recommended by the appropriations committee-Senator Bolter was opposed to $6,000 for the Benedict home, bat the general opinion was favorable to a good appropriation so it went through without much opposition. The senate then adjourned till 11:80. There has been a little more talk in regard to railroad commissioner. It is acknowledged on all sides that Dey will be a candidate for renomination and will get it without trouble On pretty good authority it is said Mr. Mahin will take the republican nomination if he can get it without going into a warm campaign for it, but that he doesn’t feel like making a fight for the nomination. One rumor of the strangest nature is that some people want Governor Larrabee to be a candidate for that position. There is still considerable discussion on the secretary of state, and some are of the opinion that Hon. George L. Dobson, of Buena Vista county, is a candidate. He comes from the northwest, as does Mr. Kyte. Mr. R. J. Hopkins, of Boone county, is spoken of for clerk of the supreme court, in opposition to Mr. G B. Pray. This includes about all that have been brought out so far. The senate this afternoon passed the following senate bills: To increase the salary of chaplins of pensions to $1:000 a year ; to amend the code in relation to the issuance of bonds by counties; also the house bill to extend to cities of the second class power in construction of sewers. House appropriation bills were passed as follows: Agricultural college, $50,000; college for the blind, $8,000; hospital for the insane at Independence, $20,000; feeble minded children, $41,600; soldiers’ home, $38 250; state university. $125,000; state normal school, $52,600; orphans’ home, $46,000; girls’ industrial school, $18125; Anamosa penitentiary, $38 850; institution for deafanddumb, $26 050; Fort Madison penitentiary, $9 700; industrial home for adult blind, $40,000; senate bill for fish commission, $3,000. The house bill, apportioning the state into representative districts was taken up under a suspension of the rules and passed. A joint resolution, calling for the submission of the amendments to the constitution to prohibit the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors, was taken ap and ordered engrossed. in the house there was a lively time to begin with. Realizing the unfavorable position in which Mr. Lund was placed by the failure of the normal school bill to pass the is considered one of the best members of the house and in the position of auditor he would be a good representative of the republican party. The strength of the party it very great in the northwestern part of the state and he could attract it very effectually. I The representative district bill came j up again on reconsideration and was paned by a vote of eighty to fifteen. It I is a republican measure, and though some of the opposition were against it, they said it must be passed or an extra session would be necessary. The remainder of the afternoon was spent on the general appropriation biti. It was passed without amendment, though there were strong attempts to change it. The bill appropriates $144 S04 to pay the general expenses of the next biennial period. IS GRANGE! EADDY AH ALLEGED IUD BEADER PARALYZES QUiHCY HESITATER IRR. than one band ard the side of the face lad been uncovered. It is not yet known what disposition will be made of it. of Do* He Was la Carthage, Illinois, But the People Caught on to Him —His Queer Way of Advertishing. railway suits ordered. Iowa’s Commissioners In von# tkt Courts to Enforoo Tkolr Orders Des Moines, April 14.—Three suits against railway companies, to compel compliance with the orders of the railway boaid, were ordered by the commissioners Saturday and the papers in the cases certified to by the attorney general. The cases sued upon are the cattle crossing case against the Mason City and Fort Dodge road for refusing to construct an underground crossing near Balmont; the Leslie station case against the Des Moines and Kansas City, which will determine the right of the commission to compel stations at whatever points they may desire, without respect to the fact that other stations are located withi two or three miles, and the third is the case against the Milwaukee road for refusing to place the commissioners’ schedule in operation upon shipments from one point in Iowa to another point within the state when the shipment crosses the state line in transit. This involves the constitutionality of the Iowa law which gives the board power to com pel the commissioners’ rates upon such shipments. MACKEY DENIES THE DEAL. St. Louis, April 14 — President Mackey of the Mackey railroad system, who arrived here last night, emphatically denies the rumors to the effect that the Big Four people are figuring on the absorp tion cf the Mackey system. There are no such negotiations going on, he said, aud nothing of the kind had ever been considered. BROUGHT BACK. Ar- God and his country would have given him good deliverance. THM SILVES QUESTION. Ill HOIN ud BipalllMS Sanatoria! Silver Cemmlttees Meat. Washington, April 14 — At a session of the house caucus silver committee there was a general disposition to reach some kind of an agreement and a spirit of concession characterized its proceed-, tllT_    .    .    .    —^ tags. The biiii of agreement will be Haase Seekers* Excursion. On April 22, and May 20, the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway will sell Home Seekers Szcursion tickets from all stations on its line south of and including Vinton, to all stations on its line north of end including Iowa Falls, in Iowa, Minnesota, and South! Dakota, at rate of one fare for the round trip. Tickets will be made good for 'Sedate of! mal school question was finished. Two senate bills were passed, one to extend the powers of cities of the second class so they could compel the cleaning of sidewalks from snow, etc , and another to enable the board of supervisors of Polk county to reconstruct the boundaries of townships, which is a necessary measure on account of the changed relations of the enlarged city. All the rest of the session was spent in work on the pharmacy bill and a few IHKB. I Ho UBS Ut U*    urn    W    _    J - J, *     s---—_____ I WUI* UU —« the Wisdom bill, si it emerged from the Sk SnS? £^,rt0£?Ter •    alight    imeadmesti were nude. It ii committee os ooisise. with the addition I.__;__u    either    going    or    re-1 likely a taw rhsngel turning. For further information, sn ot a few provisions intended to meet the :    anv -    -    mss.    It    will    probably    01    .“I    -gent of thu rmlwij, —v--*1# IOT 4. E. HANNIGAN,G. T. AP. A. views of silver provide for unlimited purchases of bullion, purchased in the United States at ai market price not to exceed a dollar] for 871 grains and when that price is reached there is to be free coinage. In the afternoon Secretary Wisdom was present but contented himself with reiteration of his well known views in the I subject He would not adopt his oppo-1 aition to the plan to make treasury notes issued in purchase of silver redeemable in anything *1** than diver bullion, bat having carefully discussed this I matter, the committee decided to incorporate in the bill a pro-1 vision allowing their redemption in I bullion or coin. at the option of the purchaser. ____,______________    The    republican senatorial silver corn- calling the assemblage to order andapoke I mittee also held a meeting to day. The I of the deceased in terms of the tendered I discussion at times was quite animated, likely a few changes will be made and the bill passed. GOSSIP. The matter of representative districts is raising considerable stir in the house. With the defeat of the republican measure came the opinion there would likely be no bill yessed for that purpose red un extra session would have to be called to settle the matter. This noon immediately after adjournment the democrats held a caucus on the matter aid the republicans met st 130 to work on the same subject. Probabilities pointed to the acceptance of the __ .republican    measure    by    the It is very import^ in this age of vast Si the consequent jZLsro*of them material prog** thai a remedy be pleas-1 This is considered to ba the easiest way ant to the taste and eye, easily taken, acceptable to the stomach and healthy in ■ing these AB    Suit    Pf    Hee*. Chicago, April 14.—The snit of the] Montgomery Car Company, a foreign; corporation, against the Street Cable! oar Company of Chicago, for $8,000,000 for the infmgmgnt of patents and for accounting, came up in the federal court this morning. The bill was dismissed on the ground for action. that there was no cause af Kga is the one pm* ted most gentle diuretic endearment. A committee on resolutions was appointed and reported a set of reeolutions setting forth the nation's loss in the death of Mr. Randall. Speeches eulogistic of Mr. Randall’s high chancier, lofty ambition, honest purpose, pure and exalted manhood sud firm and courageous devotion to convictions, were made by Congressmen Mc-Onery,?of Kentucky; Blount, of Georgia; and John Rogers, of Seneca; Commissioner Bragg, of Ahbmh cmd bat a spirit of compromise was shown. Three propositions were agreed to: I. —That the secretary of the shell bay forty-five hundred ounces a    ®*nnig Apa out of the difficulty. In the republican caucus no action whatever was taken ss the undemanding seemed to prevail that the democrats would stand by the Gardiner bill. Qsadtdatas for state positions arc comte oat definitely now. By a recent editorial in tao Register it Two Hardin Coomy Marderera reefed im California. Special to Thz Hawk-Itb. Marshalltown, lo., April 14.—J. C Burke arrived from California to day with Charles Marx and James Rice, charged with the murder of Henry Johns six years ago in Hardin county, for re venge for breaking up a gang of coun terfeiters. They will be taken to Eldora this evening for trial, and renewed interest in the mysterious murder of Johns, the criminal career of the notori ous Rain barger gang and the thrilling events of that dark period in Hardin county history, will no doubt be revived. The nature or extent of the evidence against the two men in custody is not made public. That there was a clue sufficient to justify six years’ shadowing of the accused, their final arrest and return from the western boundary of the continent is self-evident that important developments may be expected. Boataua tkaagia at Moulton. Correspondence to Th* Hawk-Eye. Moulton, Iowa, April 14.—J. C. Dooley, for a long time one of tbs most I prominent business men of Moulton, has traded his stock of dry goods, general merchandise, etc., for a large farm near! Des Moines and will soon go there to reside. While we are sorry to see Mr. Dooley go, his friends heartily wish him success in his new undertaking. Mr. Dooley’s health was not good and we understand this is the reason be sees fit I to make the change. Mr. S. E Cross, who succeeds him, comes to us well recommended and is fast making friends. Our wish is that he may prosper. Tbs Latter Day Batete Special to the Hawk-Eye. Lamoni, April 14 —Sunday’s preaching service of the Latter Day Saints’ conference were very largely attended, seventeen hundred people being present An overflow meeting was provided for in the basement of the brick church, and two preachers provided for each of the three services. The interest was intense; eleven were baptised. Monday forenoon was consumed in a prayer and testimony service. The Monday afternoon session of the Latter Day Saints was unimportant, merely providing for ordinations, etc. _ Several Appointments Mad*. Des Moines, April 14. — Governor Boies Saturday appointed the three present state mine inspectors to succeed themselves; J. J. Russell, of Jefferson, and N. A. Merrill, of De Witt, to succeed themselves as trustees of the soldiers’ home; Dr. E. A. Guiibert, of Dubuque, to succeed Dr 8. W. Olney as member of the state board of health, and J. H. Harrison, of Davenport, to succeed C. A. Weaver as pharmacy commissioner. Stat* Matinal Society. Des Moines, April 14.—The thirty -ninth annual session of the Iowa State Medical society will be held in this city next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. A large attendance is expected. The officers of the society are J. M Emmert, of Atlantic, president; G. R. Skinner, of Cedar Rapids, treasurer; O. F. Demall, of West Union, secretary. A Grinnell Yourn MImIbr I Special to Th* Hawk-Eye. Grinnell, April 14 —Considerable ex-[citement prevailed here Saturday over of Dr. Ever-the medi-news was | first received Friday that Vernon had not attended the dias recitations or been at his room for the past eight days. A cine was discovered Saturday, but he I his not been found yet. A CHIU Bally IS ar a ad | Special to Th* Hawk-Ky*. Charles City, April 14.—Saturday I noon the children of H. Wobeth were playing about a bonfire, when one of I them, a little girl three years of axe, fell into the flames and was almost burned | to death. The clothes and some of the I flesh were burned from her body, but the physicians have hopes of saving the I child's life. The accident occurred near the Illinois Central depot Bargiar* at K*o&aK. [ Special to Th* Haw*-It*. Keokuk, April 14 —Burglars attempt-led to rob the safe of the Enterprise dry goods store last night A kit of bur-glare’ tools was found near the safe and in a hole drilled for the pnrpoee still remained a partly burned fuse of an unexploded blret The cracksmen were evidently frightened away by the approach I ai daylight_ Stwrecr Bene’ Firms Reception Dis Moines, April 14—Governor I Boies’ first legislative reception to-night et the state house was a brilliant aff air. Four hundred invitations had been issued. Letters of regret from exPresi dent Cleveland and Governor Hill were Special to Th* Hawk-It*. Carthage, Kl., April 14.—“Professor Granger," an alleged mind reader and sleight of-hand performer, in company with two others of his ilk, gave an “e hibition" at the little hall now being used as an “cpsra house" in Carthage, Tuesday evening last. The fellows were blessed with two large audiences, so that starvation was seemingly averted for the time being. The performance is said to have been a farce from the start. Two little boys, who were “subjects" for mesmerism on the stage, have since confessed that they were paid a dollar each by the professor to do his bidding im plicitJy. The most damaging evidence against the outfit is the confession of another young man of the town to the effect that he was invited to accompany “Professor Granger" on a drive in a carriage through the streets on which “Pro fessor Granger” was to ride blind folded and drive, going in search of some missing article. The young man was to know where the article a hidden, was to sit by the “professor" and, by certain signs—such as tramping on the professor’s toes, punching him with his elbow and coughing, etc , to in choate when to drive and when to turn in at the proper place. The young man refused to the job. Professor Granger however, played his act in Quincy Sat urday and reporters for the Quincy papers accompanied him in the carriage A knife was found that had been hidden in an out of the way place. It is not hinted that any of the reporters are im plicated in the trick, so the poor cabby who went to with the crowd must be the guilty man. One of the lazzaroni who accompanied the Granger outfit accosted some young school girls on the public streets of Carthage Tuesday forenoon and said: “Young girls, there’s going be a matinee at the opera house this afternoon." The fact of the insult reach icg other ears, a small cyclone became emmicent, and, probably to avoid matinee of another character the gang left town suddenly. They are undoubtedly a lot of fakirs and frauds, and it is astounding that Quincy people should tolerate them. When Carthage gets a new opera house dead beat monstrosities of this character will stand no show with decent, refalable theatrics Until Carthage does have and opera house none but the “rotten. est" bum shows will ever visit the place TM* Gilbert Stuck Warts Moines Saraed Des Moines, April 14 —The Gilbert Starch Works, southeast of this city, were burned to-day The loss was $800,* OTO. insurance $200,000. About two hundred hands were thrown out of employment. There was no loss of life as it first reported. The plant was purchased only two weeks ago by an English Syndicate conj troling the starch trust and the loss falls upon them. MACHINE SHOPS BURNED Ellensburg. Wish . April 14.—The Northern Pacific machine shops, including the round house, which contained several locomotives, were burned this morning Tee total toss was a hundred thousand dollars; covered by insurance. A FIRE AT OMAHA Omaha April 14—A fire at 3.30 this morning destroyed toe clothing store of Browning. King & Co., and damaged the stocks of N B. Falconer, day goods, and Mrs. J. Benson, millinery. Loss, Browning, King & Co , $70 OOO; insurance. $48 -000. N B Falconer s loss is $30,000, fully insured. THI FIR! RECORD. SPORTING NEWS. Th* Memphis Rim*. Memphis, April 14.—Track good and weather pleasant. First Race—Four furlongs; Bowen won, Joe Carter second, Chimes third; time, 0.51 Second Race—Seven furlongs: Workmate won, Marie K second, Mary J. third; time, 1.38. Third R*ce—One and one sixteenth miles; Mamie Tonee won. Tudor second, Jacobin third; time. 1:514 Fourth Race—One and one-eighth miles. Fayette won, Stoney Montgomery second, Mc Aullay third; time, 1:584. Fifth Rac3—Six furlongs; Barney won, Bonnie Law second, Oklahoma Kid third; time, l:19.j. BUSINESS TROUBLES. SEVEN PEOPLE DROWNED. Toronto .Jewel* re Assisa far 950,000 Toronto, April 14 — F. C. Thayer & Co , wholesale jewelers, are in financial difficulties Liabilities $50,000; assets nominally $53 COO PLUMMER & CO.'8 FAILURE. New York, April 14 —The schedule of John F Plummer & Co., dry goods merchants, was filed to day in the court of common pleas The liabilities are stated at $888,000; the nominal assets $1,041,-000; the actual assets $76 OOO RIBBON MERCHANTS FAIL. New York April 14 —Silberberg and Seligman, ribbon manufacturers, made ar assignment to-day without preferences; liabilities and assets are not given. A TENNESSEE MERCHANTS’ EXCHANGE ASSIGNS Nashville, April 14 —The Merchants and Traders’ Produce exchange, B. Lanier, Hugh McCrea, A. R Duncan and lease IFese, made an assignment today for the benefit of creditors; liabilities estimated at $100 OOO. The exchange hopes to pay in full. The failure was caused by the recent rise in wheat and pork and the fall in Tennessee coal and Louisville and Nashville railroad stocks. Fearful Catastrophe at Naut Saginaw, M totals aa. East Saginaw, April 14 —A doz rn passengers were killed or badly injured by a pilot’s carlessneiss on the Saginaw river yesterday. The steamer Handy Boy, with a large number of passengers on board, left here this afternoon for Bay City The captain went below to collect fares and left the wheel in the hands of his fireman, Edward Trump. High water has made the current in the river unusually rapid, and as the boat swung toward the Flint and Pere Marquette bridge Trump lost control of the wheel    The    bridge is only a    short    dis tance from the East Saginaw wharves, and people on shore saw the boat whirl into the current and that it was headed directly    for    a low span    in    the center    of    the bridge.    Those    on the boat    saw    their danger, but not until the bridge had been almost reached The boat struck the iron girders and passed partly under, the force of the blow sweeping the upper deck, cabin and passengers into the river. Passengers below deck escaped with more cr less serious injury, but at least six who were above were drowned or were killed by the collision. Several died in the wreckage in sight of those on shore. At least fourteen persons were thrown into the river. Only seven were rescued. The number of people lost is believed to be seven, but as no bodies have been recovered, it is impossible to say with certainty. Some twelve or fifteen persons were injured. Captain Dolsen, who made his way ashore immediately after the accident, has not been apprehended yet. Among the missing are Miss May Haight, aged twenty-two; Mrs. Catharine Nevins. mother of Rev. Father Ne vins, of Bay City; Miss Myrtle Owen and Mrs. George Montgomery. Although the river was dragged no bodies have been found, as the stream is swift. It is thought the bodies will drift down the river. _ THE “DOOKIE ALERS” FAIL. Tk* Predicted Tidal Wave at Hmm Francisco Doc* Net Materialize. San Francisco, April 14 —According to the orophecy of Mrs. Weadworth, George Erickson and several other revivalists who created considerable excitement in Oakland some time ago, this was the day on which San Francisco and Oakland were to be destroyed by an earthquake and tidal wave and the cities of Chicago and Mil wsukee were to suffer the same calamity. There has been no indication of any convulsion of naiure here, but the “Doomsealers," as they have been termed, held to their faith up to the last moment, and several hundred persons who be came believers in the predic tions have been leaving Oakland for higher ground during the past week or two and to-day they were encamped on the hills near Santa Rota, St. Helena and Vacaville, holding religious services and waiting for news of the destruction. A BODY IN A BABBEL treasury I county^demoo^H^**1 ♦IS”"*** stSUfSl I nuanced that Auditor~Lyon* had decided tar tortrflw hgadrad thoanndId«rid«ri    cm^oomiMt^kii|to    bi_» wdMrt. tor » mid tam I of *ilT*r bunion mouthy and tone    **    J*    **-”2WP*** ta pcymemt for the nm. Tk* I ta. lad i etal    I    ^    **®    P0*1**0*    bl    J.    A    KyU, j notes will be redeemable In bullion tor lawful money. 2. That National banks ha allowed to issue notes to tee I fall par value of bonds, deposited to secure their redemption, which would add par oast to the value of National [hank cnnwMy. 8. Thai tan hundred convention on \**JtiY**for J- °- Four yaws ago, al tbs us I whoa thai* were a number of candidates for tea position. Mr. Kyle had tits I backiig of tbs nofthwataan Iowa republicans, and ii is not improbable thai lITw«taluwrliifriE. * Still ml Lame. Iowa City, April 14.—The murderer [of Frank Balzer is still at large. Ona was arrested on suspicion al Wast {Liberty sad another al Oxford, but I neither proved to ba the murderer and I both were released. Chang* of Ufa, bart ache, monthly lr regularities, hot lashes, are cured by Dr  MIW Hex-vina. Free samples al J. H. Mr. KytalWittaTs drag sloes. Notes from DbIIm City. Correspondence of Tn* Hawk-Ky*. Dallas City, III., April 14—Mrs. Zerena Simpson died at the residence of her daughter Mrs. V&nghan near this place on the 9th inst, aged eighty-seven years. Her funeral took place on Saturday last at tho M. E, church and was largely attended by-most of the old citi-of our town. Mrs. Simpson was formerly a resident cf Burlington—for many years during the early period of her life —and hat a husband buried there. Our town is improving briskly—business is good. Oar steam flouring mill is chancing ownership now rapidly. Some of Kansas real estate men are getting most of the shares. Meat of the stockholders selling and trading out to them. Several business houses will be put up and a large kiln of brick burned during the season._ Daati of John W. Crawford at Crawford* \ ill*, liwa, ©elal to Tbs Hiwt lTi. Crawfordsville April 14 —John W. Crawford died this morning at 3:15, of paralysis being stricken down at the Jaitcd Presbyterian church on last Monday. the 7th inst. He has been a resident of this township since 1841. A Trait No Moro. Chicago, April 14 —The National Linseed Oil trust aa a trust has ceased to exist and in its place now stands the National Linseed Oil company, chartered under the laws of Illinois. Owners of forty-nine linseed oil mills, forty elevator?, ranging from 720,000 bushels downward, and a lin of tank cars are interested. The capital stock is $18,000,-OOO. The old trustees have been elected directors with Mr. Euston, of Missouri, president. _ MLI In’ Ne* v« usa laver FHI*. An important discovery. They aet on the liver, stomach and bowels through the nerves. A new principle. They speedily cure biliousness, bad taste, torpid liver, piles and constipation. Splendid for men, women and children. Smallest, mildest, surest, 30 doses for 25 cents. Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drag store. fswtilU’i Lobf•••low DlieriSlUd. Groat Falls, N. H , April 14 —The alleged confession of Isaac B. Sawtelle is universally discredited here and it is generally thought the story is a fabrication and that if Sawtelle is the author of it he has constructed it to explain the evidence against him in the most favorable light and to make appear the murder was committed in Maine so that he may escape the gallows. Fits, spasms, St. Vitus dance, nervousness and hysteria are soon cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Free samples at J. H. Witte’s drug store._ TM* dolor Lls* la JBasaas. Olathe, Ran., April 14 —The suit in mandamus brought by Luella Johnson, a colored girl nine years old, against the board of education of this city to admit her to a ward school house was decided by Judge Burris to-day granting a peremptory writ. Ex Judge Hendman defended the school board and gave notice of appeal to the supreme court in case a new trial is refused. ■equal of rn Fowl Murder Huson. New York, April 14— A Copen Hagen calla a few days ago told of the horrible murder of a factory messenger some time ago by one Philipan, a soap maker, who had confessed and said he strangled the messenger for the money he was carrying and packed the body in a barrel of lime which he shipped to a fictitious name at Racine, Wisconsin. It is now learned that the barrel arrived here on the steamship Thingvalla Febru ary 4th. It was shipped and charges paid by "Mr. Smith," and consigned to Beresford Bros., Racine Wells Fargo & Co. being named as the forwarders. The cask was sent to the appraisers office where the head was taken off and a little of the contents ex amined sud found to he plaster o: Paris, the cask was then reheaded and set aside the duty fixed st $2 05 ex press compsny wrote Racine and it was learned there was no such firm there. Word was that sen! to "Mr. Smith" in Copen Hagen but af course no reply was received. Whro Phillips’ confession was made, the authorities cabled the Danish to consult here and tee cask w amaxed by the custom officials. The body was found in it in a fair stale of w ________________ preservation, though those who opened! Vmm-w~t»a^umf the cask ware drives away btitomore|ymi*sme Rte* mast nimmet aum iffiness. All headache succumb* to Hoffman’s Harm less Headache powders, 25 cent* per box, at Henry’*. _ For ai iw Notes. London, April 14 —Matthew Harrii, member of parliament for East Galway, is dead. Lisbon, April 14.—The elections for fifty elective members of the house of peers have been held and have resulted in a return of the conservative and progressist candidates. Not a republican was elected._ No table should be without^ bottle of An. foetor* Bitten, the world renowned Am tiler of exonlette flavor. Beware of counter ftweEee Drowned. Seattle, Wash, April 14.—Mart Manson and Big. Johnson, two Bweedes, were drowned while unloading a barge near here yesterday afternoon. Horeterd»e Ated fhsifif Beware of imitations.__ The two great wants of the day;—letter —MI service abroad and better female eemee at ;