Burlington Hawk Eye, April 19, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

April 19, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - April 19, 1890, Burlington, Iowa w ' A NTT'S_Brin* Tour “Want ZZ. la AO    Advertisements” to The Hawk-Eye Office. AU Went Advertisements in text Sunday’s Hawk-Bye will be listed in the schedule of new advertisements on the local page in Sunday’s Issue. THE BURLINGTON HAW WfVXN 1 ° is now on- Parties having houses to rent or persons desiring to secure desirable houses wbl do weU to consult and adve--ttuv Vt* rn our ONB CUNT PBE WORD COLUMN. IT WILL PAT YOU. Established: June, 18S9.] THEIR WORK FINISHED THE FiH-llEBIUH COHFEEEHCE AT WI8H-IH8T0H CONCLUDED. BURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 19, 1890. [Prick: ll Cents per Week. The Report of the Committee on Arbitration Received—A Yote of Thanks Tendered Secretary Blaine and the United States. Washington, April 18.—The Pan-American conference practically concluded its labors to day. There was a warm discussion this morning on the report of the committee on the general welfare regarding arbitration. Differences developed which bade fair to block the way to a conclusion. Finally, Mr. Blaine, who had been absent at a Cabinet meeting, arrived, and asked for a recess and invited the committee on general welfare to join him in considering the matter. Mr. Blaine made a brief speech, in which he said tie resolutions of Mr. Quintava had been changed from being in perpetuity to run at even dates with tho treaty of arbitration. He proposed that the following be accepted ss a substitute for tho first, second, third and fourth resolutions » f the original text: '‘That the principle of conquest shall not, during the continuance of the treaty arbitration be recognized as admissable under the American public law; that all cessions of territory be void if made under threats of war or the presence of armed forces. Any nation from which such cession be exacted may demand that the validity of the sessions be submitted to arbitration; any renunciation of the right of arbitration made under threats, etc , shall be null and void. Blaine’s substitute was put and carried with acclamation and cheers, except from Chili Doctor Silva, of Colombia, proposed that a Latin-American library be founded at Washington with contributions from the nations represented; that it be known as the Co! ualbus library and in it be placed tho histories of the nations represented in these conferences; their geographies, maps, and official documents, nod that it be dedicated upon the anuivorbay of the centennial of the discovery of America by Columbus. The motion prevailed A resolution of thanks to Mr. Blaine and to the United States for the cour teuea and hospitality was proposed by Romero, of Mexico, and enthusiastically adopted. The report of the committee on international law was also submitted and adopted. The United States and Nicaragua voting no. The formal ad journment will be had to-morrow. RAILROAD LABOR. unjustifiable and hence there is no other means of protection than the bullion re deemption proposition. He said he deemed this feature absolutely essential in protecting the credit of the country and would feel it his duty to oppose any measure that gave the holders of certificate option on the currency in which it should be redeemed. After the secretary had given his views upon the bill and the basis for them, a discussion rather desultory in its nature took place upon the subject of the insufficiency of the circulation. Secretary Windom had stated to the committee that the total circulation was$1,462,OOO,-OOO, an average of 921.70 per capita on a basis of 65,000,000 population. Actually, however, this sum was subject to diminution by several amounts that are tied up in various ways—reserves held for redemption of notes, etc., so that the per capita amount of circulation was considerably less than 921.70. The secretary agreed with the senators, as he had with the representatives, that an addition to the circulation was necessary, but in the conference to-day no definite sum was stated by any one. Another meeting of tke committee will probably be held this afternoon in order to arrive at an agree ment upon a basis for the silver bill. Some of the committee were in favor this morning of conceding the point insisted on by the secretary—that of making the purchase certificates redeemable in b allion, but to this the silver men say they will not agree under any circumstances. There is also a difference of opinion among the committeemen upon the proposition to make the purchase of certificates legal tender. CHARGED WITH MURDER hare been taken away. Mr. Honk spoke for the loyal men of the south, declaring that if it had not been for them the confederacy would I TIP TAUS JL have succeeded. After a tilt between Honk and Grosvenor, a resolution by McComas was agreed to, recommitting the bill with instructions to the committee to report it back within two weeks, and that the bill be placed at the head of the calendar. The resolution was reported to the house. Mr. Grosvenor raised a point of order and the speaker ruled the resolution out of order. The bill therefore, went back on the calendar. Adjourned for recess. The house, at the evening session, passed fifty private pension bills. BED), OF DAVEHPOBT, DI THE TOILS. Calahan is not yet dead, but little hopes are entertained for his recovery. Jim-melton was immediately arrested. LABOR TROUBLES, He is the Perpetrator of a Cruel and Revolting Crime—Ho Sympathy is Expressed for Him—Other State News and Notes. GBN BRAL WASHING ION NBW8 BUI THE 8 JBN ATB. ap the Commissioner Wright Drats WUU tho Subject In Bls Annual Rsport. Washington. April 18.—Commissioner of Labor Wright, in his annual report, deals solely with railroad labor, the subject being treated at great length. At the end of the last fiscal year the number of railroad corporations in the United states was approximately 170; mileage, 156,400; number employes, 689,-912 For the purpose of investigation the railroads ar6 divided into seven geographical groups Sixty were selected, representing all parts of the country and all conditions of railroad labor, and employing 2-11.910 persons. On the subject of the relations of the employes and corporations as to the six hundred roads by which the resl railroad business of this country is performed, it was found that nineteen maintain beneficiary instilu ions aud a few pay the hospital expenses for men injured in service Very few pay taxes for the support of stato and county institutions and three or four contribute to the relief funds and several furnish club houses for certain cissies of employes. 81 x companies assert they pension their superanuated em ployes and also those permanently dis abled. A few give superanuated em ployes light work or allow half time pay, while a number make settlements upon the permanently disabled. Two hun dred and sixty-Bix companies retain in service the permanently disabled, the number of such on the rolls at the close of the year 1888 being 3,121. A large number of roads provide some system of technical education for the men in their sliop9; a few have technical schools for em ployes and in some cases, for the families Commissioner Wright discusses, at length, what he calls the absurdity of tfcc common law now prevailing which prohibits injured employes from recovering damages from the employer when the injury is the result of negligence or unfitness of the company employe The wage side of railroad labor is treated very fully in tabulated statement showing the number of men employed by the day or month, by the mile, trip, piece, under contract or, on commission; also, what proportion of the year the men are employed, etc. As to wages, it is found over seventy-three per cent are paid at rates ranging from $1 to 92 per day. The average daily rate of all employes paid by specific time on sixty roads is ll 64 yet nearly su\ty-one per cent of the whole number received less than the average rate of all, while only about thirty-nine per cent received above the average for all. It is also shown that of the whole number of employes 101 905 earn less than HOO per year, 33.621 earn from 9101 to 9200 per year, and 21,517 earn from 9301 to 9400 per year. The average earnings on all sixty roads per year is 9243, although less than sixty per cent earn less than this average. The report shows the average daily rate of pay in each of the seven groups of seventeen occupations. The report farther shows that 224 570 men were em ployed an average of 147 days each year, and they received 9243 average actual earnings for the year employed. These 224o?0 men were employed to fill 105,807 positions: in other words, if 106,807 men had heed employed on full time they would have accomplished the same re suits, The commissioner, however, states it should not be concluded that these 118,763 men are out of employment, although it is a fact that this feature of the problem offers a field for discussion and investigation. Hawley’* Endeavor ta Call World’* Fair Bill. Washington, April 18.—Hawley said: I have given notice two or three times that I would call up the bill concerning an international exposition. I am bound to press it, because it is simply justice to the people of the city of Chicago and to the manufacturers who contemplated exhibiting there, foreign ss well as Americans. I am instructed by the committee and am under constant pressure to call it up. I have applied privately to the senator from Kansas (Plumb) and I do so now, to allow his bill to lie over until the senate can consider this exhibition bill. After considerable debate the senate went into executive session on motion of Dolph. When the doors re-opened, Plumb asked unanimous consent to have the land forfeiture bill laid before the senate Monday as “unfinished business.’ The clerk read the title of the pension examiner’s bill as “unfinished business.” But that was not in accord with the purpose, and he manifested considerable displeasure. Among bills passed were the following: Senate bill authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Missouri river between the city of Chamberlain and Lyman county, South Dakota; senate bill increasiug the pension of General Mil-roy’s widow to $75 a month. On motion of Hawley the senate agreed to consider the world’s fair bill immediately after the morning business Monday. Adjourned. XHB HOUSH. of Tea arara#, War Clam THE SILVER QUESTION. Secretary Wladm Give# Hie View# Before the Bemete Cooleemee Washington, April 18 —The senate republican silver committee held a meet iog this morning, at which Secretary Windom was present and expressed his views. He said the reason for his advo cating the redemption in bullion of cor tiflcates issued for the purchase of bul lion was that it would make Representative Bnloe, and ta# Southern Bill. Washington, April 18.—In the house Enloe, of Tennessee, rising to a question of personal privilege sent to the clerk’s desk and had read an article from the New York Press declaring that a gigantic job was discovered in the southern war claims bill introduced by him. The article further stated that Thomas, of Wisconsin, chairman of the committee on war claims, had denounced the bill as one of the most infamous jobs which has ever been foisted npon congress. Thomas said he bad not censured any member of the committee. He stated that if the bill passed the house it would be infamous, because he thought he could prove that a number of claims on the bill were claims of persons notably disloyal. Mr. Enlce said that the charge in the article that he had brought the bill before the house in a surreptitious manner was a falsehood made by the correspondent, or a falsehood made for him and repeated by him. His action in regard to the bill had always been straighter ward, and he denounced the article as a slander on the bill and on the members of the committee. Mr. Thomas reiterated his statement that a number of claims in the bill were those of disloyal persons and that a number of them had never been examined by the committee. Mr. Butterwort^ of Ohio, moved that the house go into committee of the whole for consideration of the legislative ap propriation bill, but the friends of the calendar mustered sufficient strength to defeat the motion; yeas 112, nays 116 Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, submitted the disagreeing conference report upon the national zoo bill. The report having been agreed to, Cannon moved that the house insist upon its amendment which requires that the District of Columbia bear half the burden of expense of maintenance of the park. The motion to insist was agreed tolls to 27. No further conference was asked for. Mr. Lawler, of Illinois, presented a pro test of members of the hardware association of the United States upon the pro posed rate of duty on cutlery and guns. Referred. Mr. Peters presented a petition of sev oral hundred citizens of Kansas opposing any reduction of revenues until service pensions had been granted. Mr. Henderson, cf Illinois, reported the river and harbor appropriation bill, and it was referred to the committee of the whole. The house then went into committee of the whole on the private calendar. The court of claims bill was the first on the calendar and Thomas’ resolution to report the bill back with the recoin mendation that it be referred to the committee on rules for investigation of the status of tile measure in connection with the rules of the house was lost. A point of order was raised by Kerr that the committee on war claims had no jurisdiction over the rule Mr. Thomas, of Wisconsin, then of fered a resolution that the bill be reported back to the house with re mendations that it be recommitted instructions to the committee on wit claims to inquire into the loyalty of each claimant. He said the bill contains two hundred and eighty-five claims based on the pretended findings of a court of claims. Of this number there were eight cases where the findings were transmitted to congress. In 176 cases the usual method of finding the loyalty of the parties had not been followed. The committee on war claims had bunched these 285 claims without any examination or investigation. The secre tary of war had transmitted to the com mittee since the report of the bill a statement showing that in 84 cases the claim ant had filed vouchers for supplies furnished the confederates or done some AU Faints in th* Oklahom A Breed Upon. Washington, April 18.—The conferees of the Oklahoma bill have practically agreed upon all points of difference in that measure, but will hold another meeting to perfect the details. By the terms of agreement the Cherokee outlet will not be includd in the boundary of Oklahoma territory at present, but ahe supreme court of Oklahoma will exercise legal jurisdiction over it instead cf the court at Wichita, Kansas. the executive session “leak.” The senate, in executive session, disposed of the report and recommendations o I the Dolph special committee to find the “leaks” by which the proceedings of the executive session beearn3 public The report recited the failure of the inquiry to establish the complicity of any one with the newspaper men, and recommended that the latter be brought before the senate to be dealt with for contempt. The report was discussed nearly four hours, and at the close the recommendations of the committee were rejected by a vote of 35 to 23. This, it is supposed, ends the latest farce in connection with the executive session of the senate. POSTAL CLEBK8’ VACATIONS. The postmaster general honors the house bill provining for fifteen days annual leave of absence of clerks and employes attached to first and second-class postoffices after a service of one year, but not third-class offices. He estimates the additional cost to be about 9195,000 per year. A POSTOFFICE BUILDING BILL. The house committee on postcffices and postroads to-day authorized a report to the house in the modified form of the Blount bill to provide for the erection of postoffice buildings. As amended it authorizes the postmaster general to construct at his discretion buildings at any place at which the gross receipts of the postoffice for two years or more preced ing shall have exceeded 930,000, or in county seats 925,000 each year, the cost of buildings not to exceed 925,000 in any case. Where the receipts do not exceed 925 OOO the cost of the building shall be limited to 920,000; and receipts to the amount of 920,000 entitles a place to a building not exceeding 915,000 in cost The postmaster-general is authorized to receive donations of ground as sites for the erection of such buildings and when necessary to purchase ground, the pries not to exceed 95,000. The bill appropriates for the fiscal year of 1891, 92,000,-000. Nearly two thousand places in the country will be affected by the passage of this bill. CONFIRMATIONS. Stephen A. Marine, of Vinton, Iowa, to be pension agent at Des Moines, Iowa. Special to Tm Hawk-By*. Davenport, April 18 —This afternoon the grand jury reported a true bill against Dr. James A. Reid, finding against him a count of murder in the second degree. Dr. Reid was at liberty on a bond of 95,000, but was at once arrested by order of judge Howat and committed until he can furnish double the amount of that bond. Dr. Reid is charged with the murder of Clara Matthews by the operation of criminal abortion, committed some time during the month of February. The case contains some revolting features and there is little or no sympathy for the defendant, although he stands well in society, is Nell connected, and is a prominent member of one of the city churches The case will be taken away from here on a change of venue, Hied declaring that he cannot get justice at the hands of his townsmen. A NECESSITY. New Feater* of the Stria# Sltmatloa at Plttebirs* Pittsburg, April 18.—A new feature of the strike situation is the probability of a strike of the street railway employes at the same time the other railway em-loyes go out. They have tendered leir support to the switchmen and are considering the advisability of making a simultaneous demand for higher wages, ’ohn Downey, chief of the federation of railway employes, arrived from Chicago this morning and is now holding a conference with the switchmen. He has full power to act, and after he has seen the men and officials will announce his decision. The Pennsylvania railroad employes have revolted in so far as they are now meeting with Superintendent Pitcairn for the purpose of laying before him their grievance. Chairman Hawley, of the local grievance eommitte, is authority for the statement that the strike will not be ordered to day. H8 thinks the matter will be amicably settled without resorting to radical measures. THE CHICAGO CARPENTERS. Chicago, April 18—The joint committee from the striking carpenters and new boss contractors’ association have agreed upon 35 cents per hour instead of 40 cents, the original demand, and the matter will be presented to morrow evening to separate meetings of these two bodies. Then, if these terms are agreeable to both sides, they will be ratified at a joint meeting to be held Sunday. The new boss carpenters’ association agrees to put ~,500 men at work at these terms RAILROAD MATTICKS Be REFUSE TO SURRENDER. Thirty Outlaw* Defy th* Civil Power im Kentucky. Louisville, April 18 —A special to the Times from Harlan Court House says a deadly fight ocburred this morning at 1:20 o’clock, seventeen miles east of there in the Black mountains, between a detail of state troops, consisting of sixteen privates, and about thirty outlaws who were fortified in an old barn. Five of the soldiers were wounded, but it is not known how many of the outlaws were killed, as they still have possession of the barn. A corporal Was sent in after reinforcements and knows but little, as he left immediately after the firing began. The troops have the barn Bur rounded and it will be impossible for those on the inside to make their escape, as the only two roads which lead from the place of action are both cut off by pickets, who are instructed to allow no one to pass toward the town, as it was thought best to keep the news of the conflict from the people about here until after reinforcements had reached the place. Yesterday afternoon Captain Gaither, who is the commanding officer, was informed that abody of lawless men, some of whom had been indicted for various offenses, were fortified against the law at the above mentioned locality and had refused to surrender to the civil authorities. He was asked for a detail of his men to go out with some of the civil officers for the purpose of making arrests and he at once sent sixteen privates in charge of Sergeant Pullian and Corporal Blantine. They expected to find the men in a house near the barn, but instead were fired upon from the barn. An attack was not looked for at that point and came so unexpectedly that it demoralized the soldiers for a minute or two, but they soon rallied and surrounded the barn and began firing into it from every direction, when it was thought best to cease action and hold the fort until reinforcements arrived with more ammunition. It is believed that a severe fight will take place as soon as additional troops reach the place, for the outlaws are well armed with Winchester rifles and swear that they will not surrender, and the soldiers are determined and want revenge for those who have been shot down. No further particulars are obtainable. Baa* BOU. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Louisville, April St Louis ll. Columbus, April 18 —Columbus Toledo 3    _      ^ Philadelphia, April 18. — Athletics I residence.... Presiding *8.—Louisville 8, 4, A Deviate* at Dahaqa# That Will of iatereat to All Barbers. Dubuque, Iowa, April 18 —At the last meeting of the city council a petition was presented, signed by forty journeymen barbers, apprentices and bootblacks, asking that the ancient blue laws be enforced and all barber shops be ordered closed Sundays. The council laid the the petition on the table indefinitely and it was thought this would settle the matter. But the journeymen barbers’ union was determined to fight the thing through. Tuesday a eommitte appeared before a justice and swore out a warrant for the arrest of Charles Pinger, proprietor of a large shop, on a charge of violating the old state law forbidding work on Sunday. The case was called for trial yesterday afternoon before a judge and jury. The conrt room was filled with interested and amused spectators. Witnesses swore that Sunday shaving was a work of necessity and charity and the jurymen admitted that they all got shaved on Sunday. The attorneys made eloquent pleas and the case was given to the jury, who in one minute, brought in a verdict of not guilty. The journeymen barbers now talk of striking and taking all the apprentices and bootblacks with them if the employers do not close their shops on Sunday, Seeared Her Child. Special to The H*wk-Ete. Des Moines, April 18.—Mrs. Likes, who stole a child from Effle Clark, her daughter, several days ago, was captured at a late hour last night several miles north of Polk City. Mrs. Clark and an officer succeeded in tracing her to a farm house. Mrs. Likes showed defiance, refusing to go with the officer, saying she could only be taken dead. She at last gave up the child which the officer took to a carriage waiting where the glad cry of the mother attracted the grandmother’s attention. She rushed out and struck Mrs. Clark in the face with her fist and was arrested and brought here where*she is now in jail. Iowa Behoot Mast ere. . Special to THI Hawk-Bte. Marshalltown, April 18 —The round table meeting of school masters of central Iowa is in session here. Representatives are present from Des Moines, Boone, Grinnell. Oskaloosa and Marengo, and more are expected to-morrow. A* UafcoowB Man Killed. Special to the Hawk-Eye. Boone, lo., April 18.—An unknown man was killed by a locomotive on the railroad track just west of this city this morning. From papers found on the body it is thought he was William H. Osborne, of Union Mills, near New Sharon, this state. He was a peddler and was supposed to have been deaf. Will Cloes Their Saloons. Special to Tai Hawk-Byi. Sioux City, April 18.—Saloon men came before Mayor Palmer this afternoon and held a conference. They say they cannot stand a monthly fine and prose cution and have agreed to close up for good. From Moulton, low*. Correspondence of THS Hawk-Eyi. Moulton, April 18.—The weather for the last few days has been cloudy and threatening and the temperature rather cool. Farmers are however busy sowing small grain, and the acreage will be large. Th6 ground is in good condition and should it turn warm soon and the weather remain settled, prospects for large crop will be flattering. Business in all lines of trade, especially in the im plement    department,    is exceedingly good—Several of our citizens whose names we did not learn, attended the soldiers’ reunion at Des Moines last week... .J. E. Votaw spent Monday anc Tuesday of last week in Bloomfield.. J. W. Wooldridge was visiting his fami ly    in    Des    Moines    last week... Dr*    H.    C.    Young,    of Bloomfield was in the city on the 9 th. Mrs. J. Ferrites of Moberly, Missouri, is here visiting friends and relatives... .Mr and Mrs. E. O. Hodson were visiting friends in Laclede last week....We notice The Racket store making some improvements which will increase the shading facilities Dr. E. T. Printz is erecting an office just west of his Elder Powers Tbs Roan Island end AUIwaakee to Go to Omili Omaha, Neb., April 18—A contract was signed last night by which the Rock 'eland and Milwaukee will run solid trains into Omaha within thirty days. The contract was signed by Presidents Cable, of the Rock Island; Miller, of the Zilwaukee, and General Manager Holcomb, of the Union Pacific. It also provides for trackage and other privileges in connection with the Union depot now in process of construction and the joint uso by the Rock Island of the Union acific track to Gilmore station. The Rock Island proposes to build from Gilmore to Lincoln, from which point it will use the Union Pacific track to ! beatrice, thus connecting the Rock eland main line with the Denver system "he Gilmore Lincoln extension will be used jointly by the two roads. The deal now only awaits the signatures of the directors of the roads conceited. scorn- with 12, Rochester 9. Brooklyn, April 18,—Brooklyn 22, Syracuse 21. WESTERN ASSOCIATION. Des Moines, April 18.—Des Moines St. Paul 4. Minneapolis, April 18.—Minneapolis] ll, Milwrukee I. Kansas City, April IS —Kansas City Sioux City 8. Denver, April 18—Denver IO, Omaha I 18. fir. Wakeman Describes the Ever-Yarying Panorama Seen From the Heights—The Orator and Its Present State. Correspondence of Th* Hawk-Byi Palermo, Sicily, March IS. here never came more perfect sleep the rough benches to TMO Baa**. Elizabeth, N. J,, April 18.—The win-] mag horses in to-day’s races were: Fordham, Erie, Golden Reel, lima B, ] Golden Rod, King’s Bridge Memphis, April 18—The winners to i | day were: John Sherman, Tom Stevens, Dundee, Bonnie King, Boaz. certificates more valuable. To require their redemp-1 other thing indicating disloyalty. his! Mr. Cannon said if this was tion in silver dollars would be, in opinion, to discredit these, while to re quire their redemption in gold coin might seriously embar ass the government. He insisted there are only two ways in which the credit of the government can be protected in the issue of the large number of treasury notes contemplated; one is by the bullion redemption bill proposed in his bill and ether by author icing the sale of bonds to provide a gold reserve where it becomes necessary to redeem them. The latter policy, he be correct j the house dare not pass the bill until it was thoroughly investigated Mr. Buchanan, of New Jersey, denounced tile attempt to drag through corrupt with incorrupt cases. Mr. Honk, of Tennessee, said it was I not so much the corruptness ss the desire to kill the bin. This precipitated al wordy war, in which Buchanan, Honk, Kerr and others took part Mr. Stockdale, of Mississippi,* argued that the fact that a men signs vouchers Wheat Duusoi Mf Wire Wan* Atchison, Ess., April 18.—The farm I en living on the eastern half of this I county report that a sort of wire worm is doing great damage to wheat Whether it ie tother wert or he other county is not known. It resembles I and ran ^^Q^ ^wne frightenw closely the wire worm common in Ire-and. preached a very interesting sermon the M. E, church Sunday evening. Mrs. Wm. Votaw and son Willie have returned from Kansas. IOWA IS BRIEF. ^Opposed to Revision.—At Jessup Thursday, the Dubuque presbytery de cl ared against revision of the confession of faith by a yote of 23 to 22. Mrs. Foster’s Trip.—Mrs. J. Ellen Feater will sail for Europe next week, accompanied by her son. The Iowa deification at Washington will tender her a reception before going. A Fatal Accident —While attempting to stop a runaway team near Bid-roru, an old man by the name of Yeas* ling was mn down and killed. He was an- fi ^ fespected citizen of that neighborhood. A Serious Runaway.—John Molloy, *    briner of Washington Mills, while dnvujg town ^ other day, gave his daughter the reins for a mo WHAT WAS I £ FOR! An OIA Well Ob* 'IMonaamd Frat Deep Dissevered at Nauveo. Special to The Hawk-Eye. Nauvoo, IU., April 18 — While some workmen were excavating in the vicinity of St. Mary’s convent they unearthed an old well under the flooring of an outhouse. The wt ll is thought to be fully one thousand feet deep, and it is built with architectural exactness that would do credit to oriental masons. The water therein seemed to be ./e and delicious. No one resident of the old Mormon town say who built the well, and it must 5e regarded as one of the mysteries of the famous Mormon regime. Coatie Gardenia Last Immigrant Day, New York, April 18,—This was the -ast day on which immigrants were to be tended at Castle Garden The immigration commissioners held their valedictory meeting this afternoon and heard read the termination contract between them and the treasury department. The portion of the tract, however, which states that the secretary of the treasury make provision for sick and insane emigrants in the care cf the commissioners still holds good. The barge office will be ready to receive immigrants to morrow. _ TM* Iris* Land League. St. Louis, April 18,—The executive committee of the Irish National Lane League not having heard from Parnell regard to the advisability of holding a national convention concluded to close up its business and adjourn, which they did at noon to-day. Parnell will be writ ten to and the convention scheme strong y urged upon him. If he consents to it the convention will be held in Philadelphia soma time aext auturr. Twraty-On* Valuable Horses Bura«d to Dsatn. St. Cloud, Minn., April 18.—Twenty one imported breeding mares, valued at $25,000, and belonging to N. P. Clark’s stock farm at Brockway, Minnesota were burned to death to day. They were insured for 910,000._ Indicted for JMaatlaagkter, Buffalo, April 18.—Ex-Conductor Houghtaling, who h*d charge of the train that was wrecked last month at Bayview, was tc-day indicted by the grand jury for manslaughter in the sec ond degree. Bail was fixed at 95,000. A Desk Hana Orcw*id. Rock Island. 111., April 18.—As the Diamond Jo line steamer was nearing her dock at this place this morning about two o’clock, one of her deck hands fell into the water. It was dark and be fore the boat could be brought to or any thing else done to save the man he was gone, and nothing could be found o him. The boat did not stop to hunt for the body. _ A MaraMal 8bot Dead. Elpaso, Tex., April 18.—In a fight in Mountain Pass, eight miles from here between Mexican outlaws, who had stolen twenty-seven horses, and a posse of United States troops, Marshal Fazze man was shot dead The outlaws escapee A Fatal Saloon Row. Texarkana, Ark., April 18.—To day B. K. Sweet and 8. W. Stewart had row in the former’s saloon. Stewart got the worst of the fight, and as he was leaving the place an eleven-year-old boy of Sweet’s seized a revolver from the bar and shot Stewart, kilning him instantly The boy was arrested._ Obituary. Richmond. Tex , April 18.—The death is announced of the son of John Cart well, who was United States consul gen eral at Cairo, Egypt, during Cleveland’s administration, from heart disease. He was for many years editor and one the proprietors of the Austin Statesman “Why doesn’t be take Hood’* Sarsaparilla?” t Re general inquiry of friends when a r art from any disease of the blood. son UL /***• B0*11 wer® thrown wv    “caped    injury,    but llSiw    arm was broken and ® badly hurt by the fall. Murder.—About noon ■ iiH** Calahan went into the FUrtfJrt ^ i    Jinuneraon, of New «—    -    ..    I    Calahan    having    on board Quebec says that an American syndicate I considerable “boo*®.” became abusive bas purchased a controlling interest in IJimmeraon    .    ftnd he BOt aU the binding twine factories in Canada. | wing and bacony more threatening, Awn* -Arms* in Caanda, i Toronto, April 18 —A dispatch from I except one in Ontario. down a revolver laying Herod would be wholly unnecessary and | for furnishing supplies to the confeder- Hibbards Md blood “Hart *xoae£ raw eerofulaIshot him, the ball enter-leeaae. ae* “A wonderful Caw. I mg about Hum in*above the heart MOIMM. HE HiZABDOOS ASCENT AID BEAUTIFUL VIEW. .P:regress. It is very important in this age of vast material progress that a remedy be pleas int to the taste and eye, easily taken, ac citable to the stomach and healthy in its nature and effects. Possessing these qualities, Syrup of Figs is the one per feet laxative and most gentle diuretic known _ TM* Mississippi Floods, New Orleans, April 18 —Dispatches from various points of Mississippi and Louisiana report the river situation practically unchanged to day. From Arkansas points come repeats that the river is falling quite rapidly and the outlook is much more encouraging. Free samples of Dr. Miles’ Restorative Nervine at J. H. Witte’s drug store. Cures Headache, Nervousness. Sleeplest-Neurolgia. Fit*, et* OttsMwa so Hav* a coal Palaeo. Ottumwa, April 18 —The coal palace organization was completed to-day with 135.000 capital stock. Work will be commenced at once. Hertford** a«M FMoopMoto. Beware of imitations. 1800.— to me a sweeter or than that one upon of the half-ruined Casa degli Englesi, on the desolate plateau just beneath the great cone of Etna. 3albino, friend and guide, said he would awaken me betimes and he did. It was singular feeling to realize where the night had been spent, as Balbino assured no one had ever been known to pass ah entire night at the weird retreat, and remember how, if the death-dealing olcano had once hiccoughed in those hours, our Italian and American anatomies would have blended with the fused elements and floated down to the cities and the sea. in after years, to be worked over and sold as lava relics to coming generations of tourists. There was a bright glow within the ut, and a still more welcome aromauf cooking food, for one’s appetite is ravenous in these crisp upper regions. Balbino had brewed a pot of black coffee, roasted eggs in the ashes beneath, and with our canteens of wine and water, our fowl and bread—a composite of the flour of wheat, corn and chestnuts—had pread a^toothsome repast upon two huge blocks of lava. It was two o’clock the morning when we had finished this, adjusted our heavy woolen blankets like Knotted tunics, and after “banking” the little fire for use en our return. stepped out into the cold and stinging air. ‘Tae guides take the straneiro from the Casa to the summit in an hour;” said ^albino. ‘ But that,” with a reproachful tono, “esc maledetto Thev do that completely exhaust them and add greater value to their pretentious aer vices. We will go, a suo bell’ agio, leis-rely, like gentlemen, in two. The ninfei (water-lilies) are peeping from the kv!” By the “water-lilies,” the poetical Balbino meant the stars. It was dark, very dark, without. But the stars were more than shining. Thev glowed, each like a topaz bead pendent from a canopy of velvet. 8o near they seemed, the impulse almost came to lift one’s staff in effort to touch them Against the &ide-arc of such a sky the black peak get like a walt of onyx to be crashed against at a step’s advance. Bambino marched with the step of a veteran across the rough plateau of perhaps three-fourths of a mile to the base of the cone. Our eyes soon became accustomed to the darkness, and by my guide taking in his disengaged hand one end of my staff I was able to follow very comfortably. I asked him why he had not provided torches; and he told me they were only a hindrance to the practical guide, as the light blinded one, save where standing, and destroyed the effect of the starlight. “See, there is the proof;” he shortly added. “There are strangers, guides and torcher lost in the Beano. The party trying to reach Etna for the sunrise. They will not come so far as the Casa ” Turning I saw far down the mountain half dozen flashes like bright fire flies, now swaying and waving, now lost behind the mazes of oak, chestnut and ilex, and again leaping into view. They added a wierd feeling of pursuit, as we pushed on, not without many a stumble and an occasional fall. Belore leaving the Casa we had wound thongs of kid skin about our trousers at the ankles. My companion wore shoes: but I had a pair of honestly-made American boots, with legs reaching nearly to the knees, and the soles well filled with stout hob nails, an invaluable aid in climbing Pico in the Azures, a few months before Balbino had eyed these enviously, while binding a pair of leather leggings around the tops of his shoes. Before we could have crossed the plateau the ashes, grit, and loose scoria1 would have cut to the flesh through one’s stockings without protection. Half way across the rock strewn plain we came upon traces of snow, and soon, ice, snow and disintegrated lava in strange piles, where, after the wind had fiercely tossed it about, it bad been banked in most fantastic forma. We had trouble in some of these. They were as slippery as shot. We could climb upon our hands and knees over some sharp hump of lava and fail of solid footing on the other side, frequently sliding and crunching out cf our way down startling declivities, only to land waist-deep in some of the shelly pockets, or to be brought up with thud anc thump against some solid lava wall beyond. But in this wise, and without serious discomfcrture or mishap, we crossed the billowy masses, and reachec the base of the final cone. To my eyes it seemed a vast precipice, interminable in height, absolutely insurmountable And here the real struggle began, never had a more thorough admiration for physical agility than the thin little Sicilian now compelled. It seemed that the wiry fellow had wings for unseen use. Uncoiling a slender leash, woven of hair and much resembling a lariat and leaving me in possession of one enc below, he would appear to leap from point to point in the darkness above, un til the line was taut, when with endless repetition of soothing and reassuring • ‘Agevolmente I”—“gentilmente!” (‘ ‘eae~ fly!—gently I') be would naif draw me to his own station of ascent. Now anc then we would find a few yards of a1 most level space. Again, the course would wind about and between jagger curling fringes of lava, set there like convolutions of wave-crests whirled upon end and instantly congealed. But everywhere were cinders, grit* ice, snow, needle-pointed spears of lava, powdered aulpber, ashes, pit-falls, and worse than all, the danger of dislodging the rocking masses above us. On several occasions we had barely passed, and pushed our weight from treacherous scales of min* led snow and aeon se, when they cracked away and went crumbling behind, frequently dislodging Other crusts and projections, when a combined crash and thundering into the darkness would follow. Perhaps an hcur and a half was consumo! in this manner of climbing, when, on being pulled up a particularly precipitous aud ugly slope I stood on my feet beside Balbino, and, even before he had sententiously uttered the one word “Triunfo I” I saw the stars beyond a jagged mass of black, and was conscious Lh at we were at last at the very crater’s edge. After groping about with the greatest caution for a little, Balbino found an angle in the lava which offered fairly good shelter. We crept into this, huddled closely together, and watching the torches which still flickered far below in the Bes30, or Wooded Region, waited for the dawn. It was an eerie spot to rest It seemed darker than when we left Casa degli Sagiest nearly two hours before. Innumerable times in my life I had reed, heard or thought the old saying about the darkest hour being just before the dawn. However familiar one may be with centuriea>old material or ethical truisms, there is a one time in each individual’s life when individual facts sweep into and possess the remotest territories of retlization. In that way this familiar truism came to me for ihe first time, at the edge of Etna s crater. The atmosphere was perfectly clear, rare and crisp. The stars were apparently all visible; but a film seemed to gradually overcome their former quality of pulsing glowing, then to remove their peculiar globular, dewdrop like form and tremulousness, and finally to almost era*c them from the firmament Balbino’i practiced eye comprehended all this in a material sense, and he said we had now but a little time to wait. But that little time seemed very long. Fortunately no wind was blowing, but it was bitterly cold; and the cold seemed to come in waves each more intense than the preceding one Inter-mittant with these were apparent pulsations of warm air bearing an odor as of asfetida These were the exhalations of Etna. Though we were now within a few feet of 11,000 feet above the sea-level, I did not experience that difficulty in breathing which many travelers lay great stress upon, although an actual condition of weakness and weariness was continually contended against The most marked blended physical and mental experience in these extreme altitudes is, I think, an almost uncontrol-able impulse to step off and down to the greatest depth be.ow, coupled with a dim sort of fancy that one is readywinged for such descent: and even steady-head :d Balbino had. or pretended to have, any number of authentic reminiscences where unfortunate persons, unable to control similar fatal impulses' had been dashed to pieces upon the iava-rocks below. But even while he was relating these, the density of the darkness had given way. Through the murky gray the horizon line of the Ionian sea and the sky could be faintly traced. We left our little shelter and found solid footing in the crust of the crater’s edge where we could cling tightly to the flinty lobes, angles and ridges which some former sc ion of the boiling lava had provided Hardly was this done before the stars were swept from sight, and the entire sky had changed to a dark opaline hue. Then, as the first faint shimmerings of red quivered above the sea, as if to sweep the last vestige of Dight from the e_rth’s face, came such a blast of piercing wind as hurled showers of lava grit whistling before it, tore great crusts of ice and lava from their places, and caused us to cling to each other and the serrated cone-edge for our very lives. It passed as quickly as it came, roaring across the Bcsco towards Palermo. When we looked again, the eastern sky was a flame: the Ionian sea, dimpled and rippled by the softer breezes of lesser altitude, a mass of tremulous purple: and the crests of the Calabrian mountains of lower Italy seemed emitting a sinuous stream of liquid fire. Vivo!—acuto! ’ almost yelled Balbino, as he lifted me bodily from my feet and whiilad me squarely about so that I faced the west. “This is the momento eminentiBsimo!” And so it was “the supreme moment.” As I was whirled about, the last glimpse was of the first glories of the grandest sunrise human eyes can behold. The next instant my eyes rested upon equally aa grand a scene, a curious and almost sublime effect in light and shade; prob ably one nowhere else visible upon the globe, owing to the non-existence elsewhere of like combined conditions of a1 titude, contour and almost limitless expanse of panoramic background To make this clear to the reader, it must be remembered that Etna, standing near the center of the eastern sho e of the island of Sicily, rises from a base fully 60 miles in diameter, gradually and a1 most unbrokenly to the tremendous altitude in its crater of practically 11,000 feet. The first rays of the rising sun strike horizontally athwart this, but all is darkness beyond. Half way across Sicily is thrown a shadow worth a year’s travel to see. Tender mists of gray anc pearl and blue in countless valleys blenc with this mighty sable wing, transforming it to a purple as exquisite as the untouched film of the grape. To its almost measureless point, its edges are as clearly defined as those of a velvet fabric stretched upon a bed of green, and no art ist’s brush will ever reveal such liquid streams of rose fading to flushing green, as, leaping and flashing along its lines startle and amaze as though one had been granted a vision of light for an in slant possessing the essence of life itself From this brief and entrancing sped acle, one involuntarily turns to the con templation of the majestic cyclorama spread out to view. Where else can such a mighty reach of vision be found There is nothing to intercept the sight Three seas, the Italian, Ionian and Afri can, blend with the horizon, save where on the west, more than IOO milee away stand the heights behind Palermo, ana where, to the northeast, rise the Apulian mountains in the narrow strip forming southern Italy. With your glass you can see amess the Isles of Lapari to the eternal fires of Stromboli, the ancients entrance to purgatory; while, over 125 milee to the south, are discerned the out lines of Malta, where Calypso enslavec Odysseus St. Paul was shipwrecked, anc the British Empire, behind the most tre mentions remparts of our time, dominates the Mediterranean and holds the golden key to all the Orient-, Nearer, the glia tening roof of more than KO cities and villages shimmer in the morning sunlight. among the greatest of which are Aci Reall, Giarre, Messino, Randazzo, Bronte, Aderno, Paterno, and classic Catania and Syracuse. Nearer still, the vast rim of flowers, olive groves and vineyards. Above this, the lesser but still stupendous circle of green, where stand the massive oak, chestnut and ilex trees Then, desolation, complete, horrid, hateful, unspeakable. From one’s feet, clearly traced to the farthest base-edge, lead great furrows of purply black, where the livid rivers ran. interpersed with lesser volcanic—but specks from where we stand—and awful gulfs miles in width, hundreds of feet in depth, and so indescribably blasted, cursed and lifeless that even Silence crouches shudderingly in their formless and hideous depths This, the faintest hint of what one sees. No one can come with the power to reveal even this beggarly pro portion of what is felt. But here is the crater, and its ragged rim. It is sullen, inactive now. Hundreds of fantastic, craggy, jagged masses stand upon its smoother lower crust, reaching sprawling^ in every direction great lava claws. Everywhere, describing the most curious angles and curves, run slender seams with lips of green and yellow, where the sulphuric breath has left its stain and poison. Shimmering waves of air, with now and then a ghostly thread of steam, rise from these seams These with a ceaseless, tremulous vibration which would not take long to effect genuine se-sicknees, are all that tell of the infernal powers beneath. Balbino, shrugging his shoulders, and remarking. “It is shamming, like a bad woman!” descended into the pit. ran about upon the crust, broke off relics to take away, and punched the seams savagely with his pike to illustrate his bravery and contempt Then, one last look at so vast and yet so little a portion of our good old earth ; tim descent and meet ing of the belated travelers, who glared at us for our own better luck; another meal at the wretched Casa, where it seemed we had been long years before; and then a lightsome step out and down into the world of sunshine, verdure and song; while, far and near, waking a myriad echoes in wooded gorge and glen, there came to us mingled with tuneful songs of rivulets and birds, the clear and mellow notes of shepherd’s pipes, as, with matin mleodies, their flocks were led up lower Etna’s verdant sides. Edgar L. Wakeman. THE POPULAR FRESCH PRESIDENT ENTHDSI-ASTICALLT RECEIVED AT TOULON. ie is Carried 03 the Shoulders of His Admirers—A Fatal Coliasioe —A Sensation at St. Petersburg —General Foreign News. CHOT CARRI. Paris, April 18.—President Carnot was received at Toulon with unbounded enthusiasm. While walking through the streets a great crowd gathered and a number of his most enthusiastic admirers lifted him to their shoulders aud carried him in triumph to the Prefecture. STANLEY ARRIVES IN FARIS. Paris. April 18.—Henry M. Stanley and Sir William McKinnon, chairman of the Emin relief committee, have arrived in this city from Cannes. AFATAL COLLISION AT SEA. London, April 18.—The steamer North Cote ran down and sank a cutter off Ostend, Belgium, and five of those on board were drowned. A SENSATION AT ST PETERSBURG. St. Petersburg, April 18 —A sensa-ion has been caused here by the announcement of the person who attempted to obtain plans cf the Russian fortress that he acted under orders from Baron ^lessen, an attache of the German embassy here. The latter has, it is said, suddenly decamped. FOREIGN LABOR TROUBLES. Vienna, April 18 —The strike has extended to all the industrial center! in East Silisia. Sixty persons who were arrested at Wittkowitz yesterday attacked and wounded two sentries during the night and twenty escaped. Coal is becoming scarce and there are fears of a famine The stricken in Ostran are attacking the factories in the vicinity and damag ing the buildings and compelling those at work to desist under threats of violence. At Palnsch, Ostran, a collision cc-cured to day between the strikers and troops. Eight of the strskcrs were wounded. ONE HUNDRED ANH THIRTY HOUSES BURNED. Vienna, April 18.—A conflagration at Neu San dec destroyed one hundred and thirty houses. The fire originated in the Jewish quarter, and is believed to be an incendiary. WINDTHORST’S DEMANDS. Berlin, April 18.—During the discussion of the public worship estimates in the diet to day. Windthorst, the leader of the clericals, asked for the creation of Catholic section in the ecclesiastical affairs department and made other demands for concessione to the Catholics. Minister Von Gassier said the government could not comply. A REIGN OF RERROR IN CUBA Havana, April 18 —A reign of terror prevails in Santiago de Cuba, owing to the daring raids of two bodies of bandit* who have been ravaging the country. The ontlaws recently engaged in a conflict with the guards and three of the latter were killed. The troops are now pursuing the bandits FLOODS IN NKW SOUTH WALES. Sydney, April 18.—Heavy rains are prevailing and the Darling river has overflowed its banks. The town of Bourko is inundated, residents being compelled to remove to high lands for safety. _ Hanry w. Kiss Foaad Gall!?, Philadelphia, April 18 —Henry W. King, ex prefect of the State Institution for the Instruction of the Blind, who has been on trial here for two days past, charged with immoral practices with blind boys in the institution, was to day found guilty. Sentence was deferred. GslUifi Seminary et La Harp* to Bo B*Mollt. Special to Tea Hawk-Byi. La Harpe, 111., April 18.—The Gettings seminary at this place is to be rebuilt at a cost of seven thousand dollars. The building was destroyed by incendiary fire about a year ago. TMr** Men Killed Jeffersonville. Ind., April 18.—A premature blast at Speed’s cement mill, near Sellersburg, eight miles north of this city, yesterday, killed three men. The men were married and left large families in straightened circumstances. Win Spray th* Vin**. Special to Th* Hawk-By*. Nauvoo, 111, April 18 —Vinters of this place have purchased 20,000 pounds of vitriol for use in spraying their grape vines this season, to keep off grape rot. The crop, it is expected, wili be larger. Hut for Marder Birmingham, Ala, April IS—Benj. Elsey (colored) was hanged here this afternoon for the murder of J. W. Meadows, a railroad conductor, and several other persons. WIT AND HUMOR A framer may be compelled to sell his corn for thirteen cent a bushel, but I tell you it goes against the grain. -Kearney Enterprise. A paper called the Watermelon has been started in Colorado. Doubtless its purpose is to help double the population of tne state.—Troy Times. A foolish queation —New York girl— “Have you rapid transit in Philadelphia?’, Philadelphia girl—“Horrors! No!”—New York Weekly. Putting it to him straight—“Will you marry me, Ethel?” said the yonth. “My family is all that one cauld wish for ‘ Then why do you want me?” -Life. J olliboy • ‘ ‘I’ve got something here that beats the spring poet to shreds.” Edi-tor—“What is it?” Jolliboy—“A big club.”—Boston Herald. Smart Pupil—You say there is hair on all parts of the human body. Now. is there any on the heart? Professor—Yes, a kind of down. You must have seen people who were downhearted.—New York Herald. Eastern Man—“So they caught the murderer?” Westerner—“Yaas.” “Have they tried him yet?” “Not yet. Ain’t had time; they’ve only just got through the lynching.”—Harper's Bazar. The secretary of a local society met the president rushing hastily into a wellknown “speak easy” the other Sunday night “What’s the matter?” asked the former. “Fight up our way; I’m after rn policeman.” “All gone,” remarked the secretary, “I’ve just beisa after one myself.”—Philadelphia Times. Foot Men. Terre Haute Express. Mr. N. Peck—Alexander Dumas says that “anything useless is dangerous.” What do you think of that, my dear? Nrs. N. Peck—I think he was aa old fool who didn’t know what he was talking about There is nothing dangerous about you, is there? Starch grows sticky—common powders have a vulgar glare. Pozzoni'e ii the only Complexion Powder fit for aw. Young Johnnie has a sitter small, He loves with ail his heart; For, when he does not ret it all, He goes and take* her part. —Puck. All headache mecum bi to Hoffman'! Harm •a Headache powders, 25 cents per box, at Henry's. ;

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