Burlington Hawk Eye, April 23, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

April 23, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - April 23, 1890, Burlington, Iowa iffppfiiffiTHE BURLINGTON Wa k r i L". E SYI E Established: June, 1819.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1890. [Prick: ii Cents pbk Wuk. PEANUT POETRY. MOSE DEMOCRATIC EMONS II HOUSE OF BEFBE8EITATITE8. THE The Legislative Appropriation Bill— The World’s Fair Bill Beady for the President’s Signature — General Washington News. Washington, April 22.—The committee on ways and means reported the bill providing for the classification of worsted cloths as woolens; referred to the committee of the whole. Hr. Candler, of Massachusetts, moved that the house concur in the senate amendment to the world’s fair bill. This being agreed to the bill is finally passed and will be sent to the president for his action. The house then went into committee of the whole (with Payson, of Illinois, in the chair) on the legislative appropriation bill. Mr. Butterwort^ in a brief explanation of the bill, said in some of the bureaus of the departments there was substantially a civil pension list. It consisted of a number of old persons who had faithfully served the government in the past but who were no longer able to perform their duties. They were carried on the rolls, but were of no service to the government. The committee on appropria-tons had allowed an increase in the clerical force of the civil service commission substantially as requested by the commission. Mr. Dockery criticised the increase The bill provided for the appointment of one hundred and forty-one new officers at a cost of 1171, HOO. Referring to the civil pension pension list he said in the departments there were employed three hundred and ninety-seven persons who wero wholly or partially inefficient, but who drew salaries amounting to $450,000 He believed there should be new blood in the departments. Fifteen hundred clerks could be discharged at a saving of $1,500,000 a year. Mr. Allen, of Mississippi, quoted from a speech delivered by Connon and used as a campaign document, declaring the republican party devoted to the country and won Id, if it came into power, administer the government with greater economy and greatly reduce expenditures. He then quoted from the civil service plank of the republican party and president Earrison’s letter of acceptance. But the republican party had gone back on its promise and he wanted to call the attention of the country to the civil service pretensions of the administration. Mr. Allen recalled a story as showing a republican opinion of the administration. It was to the effect that meeting a republican and asking him what he thought of it he received the following reply: "Wwnny runs the Sunday school, Levi runs the bar, Baby runs the White House, And, damn it, here we are.” Mr. Bland addressed himself to the discussion of the monetary question, He had never regarded this question as a party one, but from the fact that the republicans wero holding caucus after caucus it would seem they were going to make it one. Let the bill be brought in as any other business bill might be brought in. not under the gag-law of the caucus. He thou proceeded to speak in favor of unlimited coinage of silver and characterized the Windom bill as a demonetizing bill. If the bill was not brought before the house, let the responsibility rest where it belonged, on Secretary Tracy, who assumed to frame the bill aud to tell the country that unless the bill passed there should be no silver legislation. Mr. Kerr suggested when the democrats controlled the house in the fiftieth congress it had not passed an unlimited coin bill. Mr. Cannon replied to Dockery’s criticism. In view of the record of the last administration and the last congress it seemed the gentleman had swallowed a camel then and was now straining at a gnat. In the fiftieth congress there were created 985 offices with an aggeegate expenditure of $11,641,000. The increase of salaries made by the pending bill was only $5,000. The increase of salaries made in the fiftieth congress was $1,200,-OOO Mr. Williams, of Illinois, criticised the republicans in the house for not bringing in a bill for the settlement of the silver question and thus relieving the oppressed people of the country. Mr. Grosvenor said the anxiety manifested on the democratic side in regard to the popularity and success of the administration was the best sign that the republican side ought to be satisfied with the administration. Speaking of the civil service system, he said he could not believe the law and its administration was approved by one-fifth of the members of either house of congress. He was told there were on the eligible list enough young men and women to fill places for twenty-five years to com). Yet the young men and women of his district were cajolled and urged to spend time and money in being examined, when the men who issued the invitations knew the chances were not one in a thousand that they would get a position. Mr. Lodge defended the civil service law and resented its being characterized as a humbug and a fraud. Without finishing the bill the committee rose and the house adjourned. zoological bill was agreed to and the bill now goes to the president The District of Columbia appropriation bill was passed, and after an executive session the senate adjourned. Capital Clatter. The house committee on judiciary has ordered a favorable report without amendment upon the senate bill to prohibit trusts. The president to-day sent to the senate the nomination of John C. Fremont, of New York, to be major general of the United States army on the retired list. The house committee on commerce today considered the request of the commercial travelers that combined railroad systems be authorized to issue mileage tickets. The matter was referred to a sub-committee for further consideration. £. A. Williams, surveyor general of North Dakota. Postmasters, Iowa, D. M. Rawland, Marengs. SIOUX ClinElMD. THE im BEfUBUCAI RITE COIYEITIOH VILL BE HELD THESE. The State Central Committee in Session at Des Moines - Important Business Transacted—A Passenger Train Wrecked—State News. LABOR TISO CT BL KS. Fifty Rioting Strikers Cfeicsgo. Arrested at Chicago, April 22.—A body of striking carpenters caused a riot in the southwestern part of the city this forenoon, and as a result about fifty of them are locked up and a police sergeant is under the physician’s care, seriously hurt. Some non-union carpenters were put to work on Wallace street, near Fifty-third, this morning. The strikers tried to induce them to quit work and when argumenta failed the riot followed. Police Sergeant Begley interfered, when he was set upon and beaten by the strikers. An alarm was sent to the nearest police station and a detachment of police was sent out and succeeded in arresting about fifty of the rioters. The rest escaped but the police are hunting for them. The non-union men in the meantime dropped their tools and fled. THE STRIKE OF MAY FIRST. Chicago, April 22.—Samuel Gompers, president of the confederation of labor, to-night issues an address to “wage workers and sympathizers with the progress of America.” He says: “In accordance with a resolution of the Boston convention of the American Federation of Labor to select    the trade to make a demand for    the enforcement    of the eight hour work day May first, the executive    council have    de cided that the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Painters of America shall name the demand It appears that the wealth, power and influence of the emploving and corporate classes of the country are to be concentrated to defeat the movement,    which seeks    not only to improve the condition of the employed, but which will find employment, and consequently save from poverty, degradation, and dispair hundreds of thousands of our idle fellow men and women. In view of this situation it will bo necessary for the wage-workers and their friends of America to rally with greater unanimity of purpose than ever before; to concentrate all their efforts to counteract and over come the action of our enemies. They must voluntarily contribute their mites to place at the disposal of the American Federation of Labor a sum of money sufficient to meet all contingencies.” This evening Gompers addressed a mass meeting in Chicago. He denounced as lepers the nen-unioni3ts who were now taking the places of the striking carpenters of Chicago. SETTLED AT INDIANAPOLIS. Indianapolis, April 22.—A committee from the striking carpenter’s and contractor’s association met with Mayor Sullivan this afternoon and after a five hour conference reached an agreement which settles the eight-hour strike. The contractors agree to pay compatent carpenters and joiners thirty cents an hour and concede eight hours a day. About five hundred men will resume work tomorrow. THE CARPENTERS FIRM IN PORTLAND. Portland, Ore., April 22.—The striking carpenters remain firm in their determination to m»ke the contractors yield to their demand for eight hours’ work. The bricklayers and plasterers are also out and building in this city is almost at a standstill. THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD MEN TAKE A HAND Pittsburg, April 22.—The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen have taken up the case of the switchmen. Various meetings have been held throughout the city, but the most important one was held by the Brotherhood of Trainmen, which takes in the brakemen, firemen, etc. They not only resolved to cling to the switchmen in their demands, but also presented grievances of their own to be adjusted.__ A FATHKK’S FEattlTUL FIND. Special to The Hawk-Kte. Dis Moines, April 22.—The republican state central committee has been in session all the afternoon. Every district was represented either by person or by proxy. There was considerable rivalry over the location of the next convention. Representatives of Cedar Rapids, Sioux City and Des Moines made urgent appeals for the convention and when the balloting commenced it was hard to tell who would get the prize. The offers from ail were about alike. First ballot: Cedar Rapids 4, Sioux City 4, Des Moines 4, Dubuque I. Second ballot: Cedar Rapids 3, Sioux City 4, Des Moines 4. Third ballot: Cedar Rapids 3, Sioux City 5, Des Moines 3. Fourth ballot: Cedar Rapids 5, Sioux City 4. Des Moines 2. Fifth ballot: Cedar Rapids 4, Sioux City 6, Des Moines I. But for the location on the extreme western border every one would be satisfied with the result of the last ballot, as Sioux City will take good care of the convention. Des Moines does not feel very sore, believing after a year’s experience of putting the convention on wheels it will be glad to get back. The representation was fixed at one for each county and one for each two hundred, and a fraction over a hundred votes were cast for governor last fall. This gives Des Moines county eleven. The total number is nine hundred and sixty nine. The date of convening was fixed for June 25 Considerable other important business is to be transacted. Among other things will be the recommendation of an entire new system of thorough, close organiza ti on of the party. The members all feel confident of victory and are encouraged over the prospect._ THS WORK OF A WRECKER A PuMBgtr Train Ditch** at Dec Moines by a I anted Switch. Special to THS Hawk-By*. Des Moines, April 22.—Early this morning as passenger train No. 2 was leaving the city and reached East Thirteenth street, an accident happened which injured a number of people. It was caused by some person pulling the switch after the engine and one car had passed over. Two cars were derailed and one turned over in the ditch. There were eight or ten passengers in this coach and all of them were more or less shaken up and some considerably injured. A. Trimner, of Aneta, received cuts and bruises around the head. Mrs. E. M. Post, of Omaha, (on her way to Chicago) bruises on the shoulder and limbs. Mrs. Carrie Schaaf, from Omaha, on her road home to Michigan, severely bruised and cut. It is believed that the throwing of the switch was done by some person bent upon wrecking the train. The target of the switch was all right. It seems the pin of the switch was missing and an iron bar was attached to the rail, by means of which a man lying at the side of the track could succeed in pulling the switch even after the engine and one car had passed over. The man was not found but the iron bar was. A delay of several hours was the result. John elevens, the engineer, says it was undoubtedly foul play and believes he saw the man at the side of the track, but thought him drunk and asleep. But for the support of the telegraph pole more of the coaches would have been ditched. several cartridges and proceeded to load the pistol when in some unaccountable manner it suddenly exploded, the hen [ passing through his left shoulder. POSTAL POINTS. Flagler, April 22.—Bishop fennel! I TO ESTABLISH A FORAL MUSEUM od of paralysis of the heart on Sunday I    m WifiHflfiVnv ailing. Mr. Connell was a merchant!    WASnlHoTuH, may th will he died evening. Mr. Connell was a merchant here and was around his place of business all day. In the afternoon about 4 o’clock he was seen going into a chicken house in the rear of his store and later on some children saw a man in the house and when supper time came he failed to put in an appearance and a Beach was instituted and he was found inside (Mf the house on his knees, with his head resting on a small box, dead. He had evidently died easy._ I Contributions Asked From Everyone— ] Suggestions in Regard to Letters for the Republic of Colombia-Dl-rect to Onion, Not Aspinwall. The postmaster general has issued cir-I cular letters to all tile postmasters, giving notice of the plan to found at Washington a museum of everything pertaining to the postal service; particularly those things typical of the primitive days of the service—old saddle-bags, old seals, stamps and postmarks and mirk- propel to call upon all postulator! to make careful search through their offices, and to send to the department as soon as practicable, anything that they thus find that in their judgment desirable additions to a postal museum, and also to send anything of I similar character that may be procured from their patrons, with such report or I remarks as may be appropriate, Including of course, where the article is donated, the giver’s name, in order that proper acknowledgement may be made. The following named clases of things connected with postal work or history are given, with the intention of suggesting what the department desires; but anything of interest not comprehended in these classes may be sent: 1st. Old stamping and postmarking instruments no longer used. 2nd. Old moil bags of abandoned patterns. 3rd. Copies of old editions of postal laws and regulations, or other postal documents, books or essays on- postal service; old letters, circulars, blanks, A CRY m HELP. Nelson, because she refused to marry him. Her father had forbidden the union and the girl objected to disobeying his will. Having killed her as she was .    ____________S°ing to school about a mile from home. LOUISIANA, OYES WHELMED | be fled into the woods and was found dead with a bullet through his head. BATO! 8ABA| BT SOBffilB MATEUS, A Message Seat to New Orleans for Help—Levees Along the Mississippi Giving Way—Many Lives la D&nger-Fears far the Worst. Two Railroad Mow Hart. Special to The Hawk-Et*. Sioux City, April 22.—An accident occurred at Boon this morning on the Sioux City & Northern, by which John Cash and John Olsen, of Sioux City, were badly hurt. Both were employes of the road, working on a constrcution I tools- in fact almost everything ama |m4PB* commissions, old newspapers and train and were thrown off the entire “f^    “*°-    advertizement.    relating to ^oaul bual- train passing oyer them. Both loae a|cl&te<1 Wl“ the postal service of former I ne««, and other paper, of a postal char-leg apiece.    Cash    is badly hurt and may I days, as the circular    below    more fully die.___I    sets out Tbs    DrowgMt.    I    Major Martin, we have no    doubt will Special to The Haw    ***•    -    I    baldly receive and    forward to the de-■ ow. ronrans oi postal omc lr drought begins to grow monotonous pMtment ^ contributions made to the of the present or tonner times. actor, either in printing or in writing. 4th. Illustrations of old postoffice buildings, postal carriages or wagons and postoffice materials. 5th. Portraits of postal officers, either our drought begins to grow monotonous Last year and year before there were showers enough to make good crops, but there was not rain enough to wet the subsoil. The year before that was worse This spring thus far has been dryer than any of them, and yet the small grain is coming up and the grass making a slow start.  _ Objections to Annexation. Davenport, lo., April 22.—The opponents of annexation of the suburbs of I Davenport have been advised by John C. Bills that it will be useless to attempt to enjoin the election, but that if annexation carries the election, the legality of! the action might be contested on the ground that the mode of taxation provided. exempting tracts exceeding ten acres from city taxes, is unlawful. museum. There ought to be in existence in Bur-I lington and vicinity many relics of the j I early days of the postal service, little appreciated, perhaps, by the owners but ! j which would be very desirable and valuable additions to the proposed museum ] at the capital. We would which would suggest as contributions be highly valuable and! typical, the old hat in which Dr. Ross, the first postmaster in these parts, carried the mail which came weekly to a I point seven or eight miles east-of here] from Roek Island. Or, an ornamental piece of bric-a-brac, as well as interesting relic, would be the old dry goods box ] which constituted the first postoffice, sit- 6th. Specimens of local postal stamps, or of envelopes with “paid” stamp of post master thereon, used to prepay postage before the national issue of postage stamps began in 1847. Also, anything either in print or writing, relative to the introduction and use of such local stamps or envelopes. 7th. Old postoffice and registered pack age envelopes of abandoned patterns and styles. 8th. Models, engravings, or photo graphs of existing postoffice buildings, or postal articles, railway cars, steam boats, or mail wagons; also, maps of cities, towns or villages where postoffices exist. 9th. Anything calculated to show the difficulties attendant upon the carriage of the mails or the management of pos tai business in newly Bottled parts of the country. 10th. Old implements, relics and cur- A Colored Baptising. Special to The Hawk-Eys    _    ivuA    1U1 ieiueuw    SU1U    tU4. I“sted in * »torebuilding:»t the comer of |io.itieB o'f a mis'ceU&neo^e ThtrMter per- taming to the postal service. Without involving the department in our colored population were baptised in Big creek north of the railroad bridge on yesterday. Fully five hundred of onr population, both white and colored, witnessed the ceremonies. Court and Water streets. The autographs of Dr. Ross, Dr. Lowe and Major From Bnihnill, Illinois. Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye. Bushnell, 111., April 21.—Two mad dogs were killed east of town last week. Three men are said to have been bitten, and also several valuable horses Mr. Leary is building an addition to his residence F. Kreutzer has erected a new house on the west side....Joe Katzen-stein will put up two new dwellings on the east side The election for school board Saturday resulted as follows: President, James Cole; members, F. Nessel and A. H. McGahan Several trees have recently been set out in Central park____ Mayor Harrison has set out a row of evergreen trees around the Infirmary which adds greatly to the beauty of the    place—Peter Ayers, of Keokuk, Iowa, was in town Tuesday on important business—Sveeral of our merchants talk of putting in plate glass fronts The Q is relaying their track along Main street._ HAWKEYE HAPPENINGS. any expense, it is desired that every postmaster shall take such steps as, in his discretion, will be best calculated to give publicity to this circular, and to carry out its general purpose. All articles sent in accordance with this notice should be securely wrapped *___.    ~    _ .    .    I    and forwarded by registered mail, under m«ntb0ffl w.°A.?en.er&11 penalty envelop!, or l.bel, addressed to Temple—the first, second and third post masters of the young settlement would | be appropriate contributions. Of course I it would be impossible to obtain some of the articles mentioned, but they illus-| trate the idea of the’postmaster, gen oral. Here’s what he says: INTIMIDATION AT FT. MADISON. Forwarded Seed.—Two car loads of oats, wheat, potatoes, etc., for seed, was sent from Northwood to the destitute in Miner county, South Dakota, Saturday. A Little* Boy Burned.—At Lemars a little boy, Nicky Wilson, was playing around a bonfire of burning rubbish, when his clothes caught fire and he was badly burned about the lower limbs. He was not fatally injured. A Body Found.—The body oi Mrs. Amelang, who disappeared from her home in Ottumwa a week ago, was found in the river two miles below there yesterday afternoon. She suicided while temporarily insane. She leaves a husband and three children. Gave Bail.—President R. E. Graves and Cashier C. S. Harris, of the defunct Commercial National bank, of Dubuque, arrived Saturday in response to the indictments by the) federal grand jury. Each was releaseid on bail of $2,500 to appear for trial on 'the charge of falsifying the reports of the bank to the comptroller of the currency. An Otter for Chicago.—A large, fine otter was captured alive in the south part of Delaware county a few days ago. The party who caught him sold him to a Bob’s THM BINATE. ■•motor Plumb’# Free Collie* Hcco-lntton Pre**ut**. Washington, April 22.—Senator Cockrell offered a resolution which was agreed to, directing the superintendent of census to communicate to the senate the forms of Hiles and regulations adopted by him for obtaining statistics as to farm mortgages. Mr. Plumb's resolution heretofore offered for an increase of the treasury purchase and coinage of silver was presented aud Eustis moved as an addition to it the further resolution that free coinage of silver is essential to a sound financial policy and was demanded by all great interests of the country and that therefore all the laws limiting the coinage of silver ought be repealed. Plumb consented to let the resolution lie over for the present so ai to give Mitchell an opportunity to address the senate. Mr. Mitchell addressed the senate in favor of thy constitutional amendment proposed by him for the election of senators by popular vote. Already fifteen changes were made in the constitution and who could say any of them were not well advised. All these amendments led up logically to the pending proposition. The present system of electing senators he declared unrepublican and vicious._____ It was in the purpose of the declaration I sa Pond’s Ex that for some reason it was unsafe to 1fiSSJKS commit tile election of senators to a vote of the people, and a reflection on their honesty or capacity, or bottu of the voting classes. Among either things Mitchell declared the secret executive sessions was no longer in harmony with It was a relic of Birimi Hook Discovers His Body la the Morgue. San Francisco, April 22.—Samuel G. Hook, the aixteen-yeat-old son of Police Sergeant Harry Hook, was jostled off a car on its way to Baker’s Beach and thrown under the wheels. They passed over the head, one arm, and a leg, crushing them into a pulp. The youth, who had nothing in his pocket to identify him. was carried to the morgue. His father had just reported for duty, and strolled into the place to view the unidentified remains, never for a moment imagining that he would gaze on the mangled corpse of his own child. The scene which followed was heartrending. The strong parent went into hysterics and had to be led from the morgue. The mother of the lad on being informed of the sad event was so prostrated that she is not expected to recover from the shock. _ The McCall* Court-Martial. New York, April 22 —The court-martial of Commander McCalla of the Enterprise, U. S. A , began to-day at the Brooklyn navy yard. The charges preferred are those reported by the recent court of inquiry, and included severe and cruel treatment and the violations of the articles of government of the navy. A Stone Contractor Threatened With Death by an Unknown Party Special to The Hawk-Eye. Ft. Madison, April 23.—Jacob Zeigh, of Niota, who secured the contract for furnishing the stone for the new St. Mary’s tower in this city, has been the recipient of the following note from some unsuccessful bidder: “Ft. madison Iowa mr Zeigh you took r ^____________________ a contract for Work on the church her I neighbor, who    kept    him    a    few    days    and | in g is an    extract    from    a letter,    dated the lower than any other man and if you | then scldhim to    the    superintendent    of 115th instant,    to this office from    the acting superintendent, R. M. S., Washington, D. C. April ll, 1890.—This office is in receipt of the following communication from the acting superintendent of foreign mails, under date of the 10th instant : Postoffice department, office of foreign mails, Washington, D. C., April IO, gl890. —The United States consul at Colon (Aspinwall), Republic of Colombia, has officially advised the department that the following notice was promulgated at Colon on the 1st of March last viz: “By order of the director general '*of posts and telegraphs, of the republic, I hereby inform the public that all correspondence which may be received at this office addressed ‘Aspinwall’ will ^be^ returned to the office from which it came as being misdirected. The geographical and official jiamejof.this’town^is. Colon.” “The postal agent, Juan Pernett.” At the solicitation of the consul, the execution of the order, so far as it relates to correspondence of the United States, was temporarily suspended. Conse quently there is no reason to suppose that articles mailed in this country up to the present time, addressed for deliv cry at “Aspinwall,” have not been duly delivered; but articles mailed hereafter addressed to “Aspinwall,” instead of “Colon” may be returned from Colum bia, through the Dead Letter Office, as undeliverable on account of imperfect address. By direction of the postmaster general, A. M. Brooks, Acting Sup’t Foreign Mails. The information contained in the above notification should be given every possi ble publicity by postmasters and the re sportive division superintendents, in order that correspondence destined for Colon (Aspinwall), Republic of Columbia, may be properly addressed to avoid the consequences indicated by the Col umbian postal agent. J. Lowrib Bell, General Superintendent. Postoffice Department, Office of General Superintendent R. M. 8. Washing ton, D. C., April 17, 1890.—The follow 'Postmaster General, Washington, D C.,” and accompanied by a letter of ad vice giving the facts in the case. Care must be taken not to send any articles in present use in conducting the work of postal service. JOHN WANAMAKER, Postmaster General. New Orleans, April 22.—Governor Nichols has received the following from Martin Glenn at Bayou Sara dated today: “We have been overwhelmed by the storm and rain and crevasses are numerous along the front The old Morganza levee is broken. Send a boat at once to save the people or there may be great loss of life.” Governor Nichols at once made arrangements with the owners of the steamer Arthur Lambert and barges, then at Batton Rouge, and the boats started immediately for Pointe Coupes with barges to render assistance. Other boats will be sent up to-night. Governor Nichols was interviewed this evening and stated that Captain Jackson, presi dent of the International Transportation company, had placed two steamers, with barges, at his disposal. He had accepted them and they are now enroute for Morganza. He stated* he had also telegraphed Colonel Wholock and Captain John A. Grant, of the Texas and Pacific railroad, requesting them to place the steamer Wholock in the same service. The Texas and Pacific railroad officials, of this city, are in great fear of the overflow; their lines traverse the Morganza country, TWO CREVASSES FORMED. West Melville, La., April 22 —Two crevasses occurred in the Atchafalaga levees to-day, one, five miles above town, is eight feet wide, the other at Old Churchville, is fourteen feet wide. The water is running over the levee at a dozen places in this vicinty. A DISASTROUS BREAK. Jackson, Miss., April 22.—The protection levee in front of Vedalia broke, submerging a number of houses. The Lake Concordia levee gave way at five p. rn. The break is fifteen feet wide and the water is going through like a mill race. This break will flood the lower postion of Concordia parish and cannot fail to be disastrous. A Villlan Unveil**. Salisbury. Md., April 23.—H. Larcallette and Victoria Wright were being married in a country church near here and the clergyman was about to declare them man and wife when an aunt of the young woman appeared upon the scene with a letter from a wife of Larcallette. The aunt asked the minister to read the letter aloud. When the minister finished reading the letter the would-bebride fell in a swoon and Larcallette left the church and disappeared. SwaUawc* Hie TcctM and Died. Portland, Me., April 22.—Lorestine Hinkley, of Madrid, died to-day from the effects of the recent remarkable operation of removing two false teeth on a metal plate which he had swallowed. He lived eleven days. TMY SAVI MR AWAT. Garters as a WOODRUFF WAN A LIAR. His OINBBAL FOREIGN NE WK. Stanley Henored by a Fete at Bras-■els* Brussels, April 22.—A complimentary fete was given on the Bourse this afternoon by the Society of Engineers, in honor of Stanley. The royal family took an active part. THE FRENCH FORCES REPELLED. Paris, April 22.—The Temps says the French forces made an attack upon the position held by the Dabomians near Porto Novo. They were compelled to retreat after thirty French soldiers and twenty of their native allies were killed or wounded. The loss to the Dahomians was heavy. FOREIGN STRIKE TROUBLES, Vienna. April 22.—The Wittkowitz miners and some other strikers have re Burned work unconditionally. The strike is collapsing. CANTON GOVERNMENT MEMBERS RESIGN Berne, April 22.—Owing to troubles arising from the embezzlement of a million francs by the treasurer of the canton of Ticino, all the members of the Canton government have resigned. CONSUL MATTHEWS ARRIVES. Tanglers, April 22.—Matthews, the newly appointed American consul at this place, arrived here to day on board the United States steamer Alliance. He was received with the customary cere mony by the authorities of the city. bring one foot of stone in this town i Will destroy your Property som dark night and i Will lay for you you dutch   — and shoot you you.” Zeigh will pay a liberal reward for the apprehension and conviction of the writer. In the meantime he will proceed to carry out his contract. CRESTON’8 GRASS PALACE. Flans for the New Structure Precented and Accepted. Special to Th* Hawk-Et*. Creston, la., April 22.—Plans for the new blue grass palace were to-day presented to Hie association by Architect J. C. Woodruff and accepted. The plans provide for a palace twice the size of the old one with an immense auditorium, a tower and an elevated prominade. It will have additional floor space for sev eral new counties that I the league. _ Lincoln Park, Chicago, where he will be placed on exhibition. Attempted Incendiarism.—At Clin-| ton. Friday evening last, the residence I of A. Loomis was showered with hero-| Bene by unknown men, who tried to fire it. They were discovered and fled. The building is in the heart of the city, and J [ if they had succeeded a disastrous conflagration would have been the result. Appointed Railroad Physician.—Dr. superintendent of foreign mails: “The German office has called attention to the circumstance that very many newspapers received in the mails from the United States cannot be delivered because their printed address labels are imperfect by reason of having been mutilated when cut from the sheet on which they wero printed, or because the printing was done so imperfectly as to render the address almost illegible. ‘‘The German office suggests that the G. O. Mobridge, of Muscatine, has been |UBe 0f a larger label on newspapers ad appointed physician and surgeon for dis-1 dregsed for delivery in foreign countri.s eases of the eye and ear, to the Santa Fe | would partially remedy the evil, or at Railway Employes association. He will I iea8t facilitate the rapid handling of ths have charge of the general office dis-1 neck ages and thus expedite their de-pensary at Topeka, where all the em- Ever?” ployes requiring special treatment are to I ^Ul postmasters will bring the above to be 8ent-    I    the attention of the patrons of their re- A Crazy Burglar—Saturday night | sportive offices, and division superintend inaMnuAA r%S IKF .n?_____•    tv    «    «    I    *    •««      Vt    «    anliAvi    mm nu ill FIRES. .The.Cairo City Floar Mille Burned. Cairo, 111., April 22.—The Cairo city [flour mills, owned by C. Gallhager & Son, were burned this morning The I lost is about $25,000, insured for $10,000 A FIER IN SAN FRANCISCO. San Francisco, April 22.—A fi-e in Neville & Co.’s bag warehouse last night j resulted in the loss of $100,000 ; insurance I not known. AN OLD HOTEL BURNED. Special to Th* Hawk-Et*. Dallas City, 111., April 22.—The old Dallas City hotel took fire about three o’clock this morning and was totally de [ stroyed in a short time. It was one of the oldest houses in the place, having I been put up in 1850. Borne insurance on i it. Origin of the fire is unknown. FIRE AT BUSHNELL. Special to Th* Hawk-Et*. Bushnell, April 22 —Fire destroyed a frame building at the rear of John Mull’s meat market, yesterday. Small loss. RAILROAD MATTERS The Mleeeurl, Kansas aa* Texas Rall- ___way    Ordered    Beld I r®8id®B®e of W. Ballinger in Keokuk, I eats wiiplease take such action as will I Topeka, Ebb., April 22.—In the United nave    come im® i WM visited by a nocturnal prowler who I acquaint the publication houses, having I States district court to day Judge Foster, left, after playing several queer pranks, | foreign subscribers, with the advisability I on the application of the Union and AMether Well Bronc Loos*.    | without carrying away any booty. I of a compliance with the suggestion from Mercantile Trust companies, of New -    “    —    —*--A York, ordered a sale of the Missouri, Croala *l Confession” Proved to he a Canulae Story. Chicago, April 22.—The sensational confession” of Frank Woodruff which was so generally published last autumn, and which among other things stated that Alexander Sullivan, ex-president of the Irish National League, in Woodruff s Sresence, handed a sum on money to lartin Burke, one of Cronin’s murderers, has been entirely discredited by the authorities here. State’s Attorney Long-enecker, in dismissing the charge of murder against Woodruff, thus referred to this sensational confession: “The state has no evidence to implicate the defendant in the Cronin murder except the statement of confession of Woodruff himself. We have, after a full investigation, come to the conclusion that the confession was wholly fabricated by the prisoner and that he had no con nection whatever with the Cronin murder. The state will, therefore, not prosecute Woodruff upon this indict ment.” To an Associated Press representative to-day States Attorney Longnecker said: I am satisfied Woodruff s confession was simply a lie from beginning to end. I will admit, however, that at the begin ning we credited it so much that it great ly misled and hampered us in working out the case. The fact is, as we have now ascer tained, Woodruff simply manufactured this whole story in hope that his professed knowledge of the greater crime might secure him immunity for the lesser offense of horse stealing. I am satisfied now that he knew nothing about and had nothing to do with the Cronin mur der in any connection. His story was simply the cunning subterfuge of an inveterate liar and amateur horse thief We are going to send him to the penitentiary for horse stealing if we can. Woodruff’s confession, widely circulated at that time, did great injustice to Alexander Sullivan and others whose names were freely used. OKlabcnsa’a Anniversary. Kansas City, April 22.—A year ago to-day Oklahoma became a part of the public domain. The anniversary event was fittingly celebrated throughout the country. In every city public meetings were held to give expression to the feelings of the settlers. At Oklahoma City instead of rejoicing was mourning over the death of Captain Couch. His funeral occurred at noon and it brought together a large concourse of people. To-day had been decided upon by the 'Cherokee Boogers” as a fitting time to move upon the Cherokee Strip. No raid occurred, however, the settlers hav ing determined to obey President Harrison’s order to keep off the Indian lands [ until they were formal ly opened to set tlement by congress. Test of n Girl’s Fitness for Mamas*. The betrothed wife of an estimable young man was recently visiting his mother. The members of both families were delighted. The chap’s mother was dazzled by the beauty, the breeding and elegance of her prospective daughter-in-law. Strange to say, however, on the day after the young girl had begun her visit the mother called her son to her and spoke gravely to him about his promised bride. “Harry,” said she, “Alice invited me into her room to day, and oh, my son, she doesn’t dress like a lady at all. I’m afraid, Harry, I really am.” Harry smothered his indignation and begged his mother to explaid herself. “Well, you see,” said the latter, “instead of nice, white linen, all her underwear is black silk. Every item is of that material, and when I spoke of it she showed me t runks full of clothes in every tint of silk imaginable, and no linen at all. This was bad enough, Harry; but her genera had jeweled clasps on them. Oh, my son, you never knew of a girl of real refinement to get herself up in that style. I feel certain that something that we do not know about in Alice’s disposition will come out sooner or later.” In a great rage at his mother’s imputation Harry left the house When he returned he did not recur to the subject, and his mother refrained from broaching it again, though her whole manner indicated her fears concerning her son’s fiancee. A week later, however, the girl eloped with an adventurer. I should always” says Harry’s mother, “doubt a youn^ lady who could not take pride in fine linen, and am positive that no modest girl ever wore a jeweled garter. Such a thing could not be the gift of her father or brother, and she would certainly not buy it herself.” Matilda Heron’s Audience A rattier curious anecdote is told about that famous but erratic genius, Matilda Heron. Here it is: She was booked to appear in St. Louis at the then famous opera house that stood where the Grand Opera house now is. On Monday night a severe snow storm came up All traffic was stopped, and Miss Heron’s carriage was upset on the way to the play-house, the snow being several feet deep. The actress, hearing that at eight o’clock there was no one in the house, stepped in the middle of her dressing, donned a wrapper, and went up to satisfy herself. She glanced at the cold, desolate seats, and for the first time in her life realized that she could not draw against a Missouri blizzard. But stay I—what was that dark object in the center of the parquet? Bent on investigation, she went out in front and discovered that the lonely object was a man. “Have you a home?” asked she, abruptly. “Yes,” he answered. “A wife and family ?” “Yes” “Then why in the name of all that is reasonable didn’t you stay at home such a night as this?” He gazed at the actress a moment and replied: “Miss Heron, I am the leader of the orchestra.” * W. C. T. U. NOTES. The full anti-license ticket was elected in Longmount, Colorado. The attempt to establish government saloons in the army through the canteen system failed. In the eight years of prohibition, the assessed valuation of Kansas has increased $193,000,000. 187 more liquor licenses have been granted this year than last, in Pittsburg, Pa. Restriction doesn’t restriat. Inmates of the Soldiers’ Home in Virginia sent to congress a petition Biped by four hundred, asking for prohibitory legislation of a.coholios. Miss Willard, as president of the World’s W. C. T. U., has written a letter to the King of Samoa, thanking him for the recent proclamation prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicants as a beverage. Towns and cities receive annually from liquar licenses about $1,250,000 while oqer $27,000,000 is paid into saloons by the people. For every dollar paid in for license about twenty-one dollars are paid out by the people. The saloon antagonizes all good government and all educational influences. Special co Te* Hawk-Et*.    I Chairs were overturned, sheet music I the German office above referral to. Hat.T.a Plaine, la., April 22.—For Ipiled on tbe fioor> ruS8 folded, and other | This is a subject deserving of special at months an artesian well here, christened que?r Pranks indulged in. The police1 * <1nnht but tha “Jumbo,” has poured forth thousands of J *re lnv®rtigatmg the case, gallons of water per hour in an un con-1 Waterloo’s Boom. — The Waterloo, trollable torrent and was one of the I Iowa, stove works, recently removed McCalla'entered a    formal    plea    of    not I wonders of the weet. A second “Jumbo” I from St. Louis by Gage & Company are guilty to    all    the    charges and    apeciflca-1 has broke out two miles southeast of the I bringing so many employes te    that * city same. In drilling the well a rock be-1 tiiat a boom seems imminent.    Rents are came fixed in the casing, and I up and no vacant houses tions and made a formal request for copies of all courts-martial held on the I Enterprise during her cruise, and also I the courts-martial on Commander Crossman and Qtptain McCalla. It was decided to sold to Washington for the I originals, y. _ Bttsnun’s Arnica Halve, The beet salve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, few sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains corns and all skin eruptions, sud pc tively cures pilee, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price $6 cents per box For sale at Hen tv’s drug I tora. A Strong Drop in Gold New York. April 23.—Flint & Co. late this afternoon received a dispatch I from Buenas Ayres conveying the intel-1 station on thVmain a sale Kansas and Texas railroad under mortgages held by the trust companies. A Blood J Fend St. Louis, April 22.— Advices from Dallas county, Arkansas, say two wellknown farmers, Kitt Walsh and Henry Owens, got into a dispute yesterday cosine and I up ana no vacant notifies in «■, inaner mans.    I about the‘ownership of land and a destine workmen being unable to re-1 larS® number of new dwellings are under I *fbe method of ^dressmg “ia^ “a^ IP®*®}® Wj*    3“    wwrnm^hk move it, pulled the casing from I contract and mechanics all busy    Build-1 i® something over which the department I nearly severed Owens head from his the well. The water did not I era say IOO new dwellings    are    already I has no control but ltisdI    bv rise to the surface but spread through a I planned.    I    cable to present the above    I    atantly. Walsh wbs *ataJJy layer of Quick sand beneath the around. J Omrsm Sr.Awn*r. —»fh0    rimri    I    ntiMestion to the attention of the    PQb{*®i I blows from a hoe in the hands of Owen. forcing its way up through tte soil Shelby MerZ^of the    £8^?    inTrder that it may be understood ti£t,    - ‘ of. little springs, con- has cometh abrapt    ^    the deUvery of    i?lS'- into a Uke ss was I instigation by tie    AlSgLS£    ® I mn IB B BUUJBV.     a    —    —    j tention, as there can be no doubt but that [ a very considerable quantity of mail matter, of the newspaper class, never reaches the addresses, because of the illegibility and imperfections of the small address labels in general use, and tv,ii is true of domestic as well as foreign r mails. forming hundreds veying the meadow into a lake as was I the case of tte former large wen. The j waste water has affected a large number of wells in tte surrounding country, and it is feared unless tte water can be shut I off tte entire artesian well system will | be destroyed._ Family Cnuhid. Special to Th* Hawk-By*. Boone, lo., April 22.—This morning accident happened A World’s International Bogan* Lexington, Ky., April 22.—Edward Hanlon, champion oarsman, received a «°prermt tiem from porn- The following letter hubera l._g the lnTeetig»ttoa further. Strong by X.jor Merlin from the depKtmmit ------------- I end thee haring cornwpondente in tim | training et once to take pa^^doe. alae spoon* The transition from long, lingering and painful sickness to robust health marks an epoch in the life of the individual. Such a remarkable event is treasured in the memory and the agency whereby the good health has been attained is gratefully blessed. Hence it is that so much is heard in praise of Electric Bitters. So many feel they owe their restoration to health to the use of the Great Alterative and Tonic. If you are troubled with any disease of Kidneys, Liver or Stomach of long or short standing, you will surely find relief by use of Electric Bitters. Sold at 50c and $1 per bottle at Henry’s drug store._ CMnllencss an Miter rn DneL Louisville, April 22.— E. M. Campbell, assistant enrolling clerk of the Ken tacky House, has sent a challenge to telegram that $00, OOO had been raised for I fight a duel to T. BL Davis, editor of the a tournament to be held in Duluth, I Nashville Republican. Davis published Minnesota, to be called the world’s inter-1 that Campbell had left debts unpaid national regatta. Hanlon will go into | when he recently went away from Augusta, Kentucky. Campbell threatens to kill Davis on sight if the duel is declined. licence of a strong decline in gold quota- [ tions at that place. A drop from $8.15 to $2 56 took place yesterday and a fur- ] thor decline to $2 40 occurred to-day. iu ask your druggist for Pond’s Extract | rticie wh at Wert ade, a mort certain death the oth,,    I    ton,    D.    C.    March    2»,    1890.    Mora line of the Ohicago WMle driving along a nertow roed on Ae indicated in my report to the pren , a Cern. —JI—  VZ.* I til A Iliff ll hlnffi KAAI- til a Vi.    F0?*1    0,1    I , “7    wear    «d!lC J UBC 30, 1«W, 11*.**    th Rnfln* Minneapolis, April 22 —Specials from and he offers'an article which he repmeent* j “the same as Pond’s Extract,” do not belier* him. It is not true, nothin* else is “as good Extract. ’ Pond’s Extract is sold   own bottles, enclosed in buff .pper and ha Tin* landscape trade mark. | Old bottles cannot be refilled with Pond s Extract. ___________________ The Crisis* The young- man took his sister’s hand. And sought to soothe her fears; “The ory-sis has arrived,” he said, And she burst into tears. —Texas Siftings. and Northwestern a few miles west of hare. that will probably result fatally to James Folsom, an old North western conductor. He was running on a special freight train and stopped at West Side for water. While passing be-tile cars he was caught by their denly starting, and so horribly crushed that he will die. He was brought to his home at this place. Mr. Folsom his been a faithful employe of | the Northwestern for a long time. A Bey AeeMsmtaily SSst Special to Tbs Hawk-Et*. Des Moines, April 22.—Jake Mahaska, twelve years old, son of L. K. Mahaska, was seriously and probably fatally | tte high bluffs near the [became frightened an and occupants went ovef ] ing down fifty feet to I the th the bluff was almost Kelly escaped Unfit t off with a I The horse is uninjured and 2. bor*®- carriage I the department dwirea    that ®* toe bluff, tor. I this city a government museum *“6 though ti liar, Mrs. bluff, roll liver. Al- I thin city shall, as far as possible, represent of the portal system of the the _____ .    B    Bt. Paul, April 22.—Early in the seaports in Minnesota and Dakota I ton everything was favorable to a good [state that to-day’s rain is general and I crop year in the Dakotas and Minnesota, will be of great benefit to the crops. | but within a few weeks the same sec-Seeding is from one-half to three-fourths I tions report unusually dry weather and done in some sections and practically completed in others and the rain will aid I Ctt&dStrtw from im begiM^Mdrt I    j»    getting    *    good    lUrt. Krtly got off with- a ft, TELEGRAPHIC TATTLE. demolished. ser er Two Santo Fe freight trains were wrecked near Galesburg Tuesday morn tog. the spirit of the age. At tho oonolurton of Mitchell's remarks, the resolution was I need fouud at leat in Ely’s Cream Balm. Safe I pioding while he was loading it. The ntend to th* committee on privily I g* pilaff to    tho    lad k*d tariisUy loft th* and elections. TM Mqse amendment on the national I so sent*. I the nostrils. It thorough treatment positively S^^Sg^foSSf. mil    WW « * MMa. _H* picked it up    Mom Wateh ^ lramlih^7SctionvrithtS troth of tho _____ ■    b^SdJiof    interact It ii very importaat in UU. m    I g*”*1*1Lnrthv of preservation iterinl program that a    I Many    ta bo- ~    diaolay    in    ouch    ..moffL.-..-,    ■    robbed>    Monday night, Pennsylvania. Res    I bv thin*1 in    tee    uw    i    TW    Griffin who was fatally    stabbed in moat JLS?    I public business; ydyid* of I Chicago    Monday night    died    yesterday, Bantin dmwrteno dot** m..    -ii-—.    I    WHmit.    Ma    amailant, in under arrent private P«I*,%rW^hu^ie lawn thai Tho body of az-Mayor KU Colley, a* **mlgn-It**betogmny*    hM. it fears were expressed for the outcome. This week the sky has let down a blessing of rain on those parts of the Dakotas where moisture was most needed and the farmers and business men are generally jubilant laxative and known. _ Lancaeteb, PA, April EM. n A Min* en Fire. Rocksprings, Wye., April 22.—Fire John Beecher, a miner, wa. murdered |5“    njL' ,d robbed. Monday night, at Olipbant, 1^^“^ lt^' ^ “ Chinaman while cooking meals. One explosion has occurred and several men have been badly burned. Mar Her asi intel En. . Bio Rapids, Mich., April 22.—Samuel Nelson, of Hesperia, Michigan, a swede, this morning shot his sweethert, Annie ■el aine Tkis oar. Harvard Lampoon. “Lampy,” said the Ibis, who was suck-j ing the paint brush, deep in thought, “can’t high-toned people live in a tenor ment?” “Certainly,” replied the jester, mechanically; “so can low down people live in a base ment, can’t they?” Little Concitation for Her. Philadelphia Press. She (after a conjugal tiff)—“I wonder if there are any men in heaven?” He: ‘It is sad to think, dear, that this will always be a matter of conjecture with yon.”_ He Starts* Frequently. Harper’s Bazar. Mother—Do you allow Mr. Comeagain to kiss you, Bertha? Bertha—No, indeed, I assure you, mother, he kisses me only when he starts to leave. Mother—How many times did he start [to leave last night? Bertha—About fifteen times, I think. Denth cf n Railroad Man. Iowa City, April 22.—C. D. Close, | prominent to business and railway I circles, died this evening of pneumonia. Apartment* to Let. American Grocer. Emmeline—“Don’t you think youmg De Jones is sweet?” • Maud—“Suite? Why, of course—a ! perfect flat r_ THO Hence Hkomid Conc* First. New York Pres*. If you can’t marry a woman with dollars the next best thing is a woman with sense. Can’t Do Retd. I New York Press. Harry—Are you singing to the choir [now? Howard—No, I have joined the church. 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