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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 9, 1890, Burlington, Iowa in Interest Next Sunday's Hawk-Eye. THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. Some Exeellent Features. Read Sunday s Hawk-Eye. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, FRIDAY MORNING. MAY 9, 1890. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. TARIFF TALK CONTINUED. Representative Dockery, of souri, Opposes tho Bill. Mis- The Consideration of the Senate. Silver Bill Postponed Till Monday—The Pacific Railroad!* .Funding Bill—Washington News. Washington, May 8.—After reading the journal the house went into committee of the whole on the tariff bill. Mr. Dockery, of Missouri, said in the last campaign the republican party claimed the fanners would be; benefited by protection. Vet after the; republican victory the depression in agriculture was greater than ever. This depression followed the great protective; victory. It was not a temporary condition the country had to deal with. Farm prices had not recovered since, the panic of I STB. The constant tendency in the west ha--been downward since that time. He then proceeded 1e> argue, it was not in the power of any tariff" to raise* the price- cif any agricultural product unless it e-ould in* sen*ii it was brought into e*ompetitiem with a foreign article-. Instead of having to meet competition on our own soil tho American farmers exported thedr own produce*, te* supply the- agricultural deficiency of European cemntrios. Mr. Morse; inquired whether farmers eliel not have to compete with fanners of Canada. Mr. I)ocke*ry re-plied, the- question coaled another injustice; of the- tariff tem. 'The- we stern farmer had no competition blit tlie; effect of the tariff on agricultural precincts was detrimental to (lie- farme r- of the- East. Eggs. with a duty e»f live cents per dozen were br night from Canada lo New York. W hy? Lie*-cause- it was cheaper to pay the- duty tin e-ggs than tee pay the railroad raters from not to be laid aside until final action is taken. The territorial bills go over until after the action on the* silver bill. The house bill providing for the elassi-i fica!ion of worsteds was taken up and I debated at some length. It was passed without amendment by a vote of 32 to 20. ) The senate then, on motion of Allison, I took up the pension appropriation bill. I The pension appropriation bill (appro-j priating for the next fiscal year $97,090.-702) was taken up. Amendments by I Sherman and Washburn to increase; the number of pension agents from eighteen and twenty to twenty-one gave rise to a long discussion. As the vote disclosed the absence of a quorum the senate adjourned. BURLINGTON’S PUBLIC BUILDING BILL. It I'aswd Both House* of Congress Yesterday. [special to The Hawk-Eye. Washington. May 8.—The conference report on Burlington’s public building bill parsed both houses to-day. ANOTHER ASYLUM HORROR. Eleven Idiots Cremated in a New York County Poor House. The Other Inmate* Rescued With Great Difficulty—The Sickening: Stench of Burning- Flesh—Other Fatal Hapenings—Crimes. dated New York. March 12. 1861. addressed to Governor Letcher, of Yir* ginia. in which the writer acknowledges receipt of can offer of the position of chief of ordnance of Virginia if he would resi?11 from the army, and says:    “It    F    m>‘    wish    to    leave the service of the I ohed States so long as it is honorable for me to remain in it; | and therefore so ion- a> my native state I (Virginia) remain? hi the union it is my : purpose to remain in the army, unless re-I quested to perform duties alike repulsive I to honor and humanity. HARRISON’S SCRAP-BOOK. of the the rest* s- the West to I he Ka gave no bcnelit to West ;t Bd taxed the extent of the. bul .. I. 1 ii ore fore I lie i a riff tin- farmer of the eastern farmer to the Dockery then submitted mi argument in favor of free trade. In his state there were one million more people than sheep, and between I he people aud sheep, the sympathy was with tin- pcopF. Diseasing tin- subject of trust'- .I- connected with the tariff, he denounced the dressed beef monopoly of t'hiengo a- having plundered the fanner- of the West by unscrupulous exact ions. If the farmer was to In* relieved, if tin* mortgage was to bo taken oil Ins farm, the government must speedily reverse its policy iii regard to foreign trade. If the government would enhance our genius, unham-per our enterprise and unfetter our resources. we would soon out,-strip England. Mr. Burrow-, of Michigan, said the republican^ would reduce the surplus by one theory: the democrats by another. and ii was this conflict of theories which prevented a remedy being applied. In I he earn paign of I SSS the two theories were presented to the American people and alter full debate on the platform and in the press, the verdict was rendered iii favor of the republican theory. The verdict was sa* pronounced tis to w rest the presidency and popular branch of congress from the democratic party. In a measure the committee on ways and means presented it sought to execute the popular verdict aud crystalize it. into a law. The democratic party was again going before the people with the appeal that they reverse their verdict. The democratic, party favored a tariff for revenues: the republican party favored a tariff for revenue and protect inn. not incidentals not : i < * (- i d e ti t a I, but intentional. \ tariff for revenue onlv was a step 10-wards free trade, aud tin- republican party was against it. (Applause.! 'The bill was intended tis a measure of protection from the enacting clause to the closing paragraph. Burrows defended tin- tin plate, sugar and woo! sections. Bree trade meant unrestricted competition:    unrestricted competition meant cheap goods: competition in cheap goods meant cheap labor; competition in cheap labor meant cheap llesh and blood: competition in cheap llcsh and blood was slavery, (’heap clothing and cheap fond were of no value if the human labor was cheaper still. | Applause.J Free trade meant cheapness to the rich aud idle, but longer hours and harder work to tin* laborer. In this race for cheapness the republican party did not propose to enter. \\ hatcver might be the cause of the present agricultural depression, no one would be bold cho igh to assert it was due to a policy which had created aphonic market large enough to consume (exclusive of cotton and tobacco), ninety-five percent of the products of the farm. Whatever might    be a remedy    for the agricultural depression,    one thing was true.    it would not    be found in the markets of rho world. In the bill, said Bul rows, we have sought to reduce the revenues to a basis of the-governmental need, without impairing a single American industry or depriving a single laboring man of the product of his toil. Mr. McMillin, of Tennessee, proposed to stretch t his bill this putrid patient upon the dissecting table. In some respects it was like a man. for it was fearfully and wonderfully made. Again it was the cart it at the creation, without form ami all darkness. 'There was a general change from ad valorem to specific duties. The prices of commodities were falling till over i he w orb!, and this change prevent*h1 the consumer from getting live benefit of The reduction. The democrat ie party would take issue with the republican party on the new doctrine of bounties. tie also denounced the increased duty on How the President ii* Kept Informed Newspaper Criticisms. Washington. May 8.—Doubtless many people wonder how the presidet. with his numberless duties, manages to keep up with the events of the day, particularly with the public opinion of his administration. But lie does and by the. simplest methods. Of course for him to devote his time to skimming the numberless pullers of the great land would be impossible. for it would require two-thirds of his time. So an attendant reads over tho daily papers carefully. From the north, -out It, cast and west the leading journals, voicing the sentiments of their section, flow into the White House office. Il«*rc they arc lirst placed in the hands of a special and competent attendant. This person reads over each periodical carefully. All criticisms on the president's policy, all comments on his views, all party opinions and sectional sentiments—in a word, everything bearing upon the president or his administration is clipped from these papers and pasted in a scrap-book for his inspection. It makes no matter sentiments arc favorable their tone, they “go*’ till fact. that is the only way Harrison could be able to find out if his policy is in touch with the people, or regulate his measures in accordance with the sentiment of different sections of the country. Mrs. Logan, it is said. used to pursue the same method of clipping from the papers all paragraphs regarding her husband and preserving them in ti scrapbook. Senator Sherman is said to possess such ti book, which covers his political life for thirty-live years. whether these or adverse in the same. In GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. president following officials in W. Stiele. Robert Martin, of Supreme court George Oklahoma Officials Nominated by the President. Washington. May 8.—The to-day sent to the senate tin nominations of persons to be (iklahoma territory: of Indiana, governor: (iklahoma. secretary official:    Edward B. Green, of Illinois, chief just ice: Abraham .1. Seay, of Missouri. and .John G. Chirk, of Wisconsin, associate justices; Warren S. Lurty. marshal: Horace Speed, of Oklahoma, United States attorney. The Pacific Railroad* Funding Bill. Washington. May 8.—The chairman of the house committee on Pacific rail roads tit a meeting to-day refused to report the Pacific railroads funding bill to the house. He insisted that the two rail-rwads (the Union Pacific and Central Pacific) be-on even terms so far as tin question of interest is concerned. The will | lost pone the final action upon tin bill until tlie next, meeting. The Silver Ouestion Linier Di*cu**ion. Washington, Mays.—Tm the republican senatorial caucus this morning tin silver quest ion was again the subject of discussion, and again no conclusion was reached. The silver men refused to accept and support a bill containing chinse which will permit the redemption of purchase notes in bullion, under any coudit ions. THE CIVIL SERVICE REFORM. George William Curtis Addresses the Annual Meeting of the Association. Nkw Yohk, May 8.—George William Curtis, president of Hie New York Civil Service Reform association, presided at its annual meeting last- night and made tim only address. During lite course of Iii- remarks he condemned First Assist ant Postmaster General Clarkson tor having malL* thirty thousand removal for political roason-mblist ration before same length of time his hearers on the -more than any ad ever made in tin He congratulated fact that the man whom one of the two great parties will soon be obliged to make its candidate is so favorably disposed toward civil servict reform. This reference to Grover Cleve laud was calmly received. THE LAST SAD RITES. tin plate. The gentleman on the other side spoke of the victory achieved by the republicans in 18SS. That was a victory, when one hundred thousand majority was for the democratic candidate. This provoked a political tilt between Milliken and MeMillon which lasted some time. McMillon then proceeded to an un a lysis of the bill asserting that aside from the sugar schedule, there was not a schedule in which the dillies had not been increased. MeMillon predicted when the ides of November arrived there would go up from the republican party a wail of defeat. Mr. Bayne, of Pennsylvania, was opposed to any general discussion of the bill. It should be passed speedily. While this measure was pending in congress lite business interests of th*' country would be iii a restless, uneasy condition which could only bo relieved when the president placed his signature on the bill. Referring to the agricultural depression, he admitted iii some parts of the country the condition of the farmers was bad. but he did not think it fair that the inference should be drawn, that the farmers of foreign countries were in more favorable circumstances. On th*' contrary, he asserted the foreign farmers were in a much more deplorable condition than the farmers in the United States. In the last ten years the farm lands of England, small iii area, had depreciated ST OOO, OOO. OOO, in value, while lie asserted in the whole of America the value of farm lands had not depreciated one cent. He predicted the next census would show an increase iii the value of farms in tho country over the value in 1880. Mr. Flower, of New York, spoke against the bill and the committee arose and the house took a recess until eight o’clock. Vt the evening session speeches were delivered by Simonds, of Connecticut; Cooper, of Indiana: Kinsey, of Missouri: Pierce, of Tennessee; Stockbridge, of Maryland; Enloe, of Tennessee: Stewart. of Texas: and Brookshire and Shively, of Indiana The bouse then adjourned. The Senate* Washington, May 8. The consideration of the silver bill has been postponed until Monday, when it will be taken up Tlir Body of the I.ate Senator Beek in I erred at Lexington. I.KMM.ton,    Ky.. May 8.—Large crowds of people are in the city to-day to witness th*' obsequicsof Senator Bock. His body lay in state in the Presbyterian churi’h all morning and was viewed by thousands of people. At twelve o’clock tin* funeral services were held in The church and were attended by a large number of officials of the state and government, as well as others. At the conclusion of th** ceremonies the procession formed and marched to the cemetery where the remains were interred. Norwich. N. Y.. May 8.—The Cbenan- | go county poor house was destroyed by lire at midnight last night and eleven of the inmates perished in the flames. Tho lire started iii the insane ward. One hundred and twenty-five paupers and insane persons were confined in the building when it caught fire, and, as there are no fire facilities in the place, the flames pread rapidly without being checked. No efforts were made to save th** buildings and all attention was paid t«» removing the inmates. The poor house was a wooden three-story building, and th*' flames were lirst discovered in the north wing of this .structure. The building where the insane were confined adjoins it. The origin of the lire D unknown, but it is likely that it was started by one of the crazy inmates. One of the bodies has been identified as that of a girl named lallagher. Many of the inmates of the poor house were injured, both of the insane and the paupers, some severely. It is reported that some of the officials are among th** injured. There is natural apprehension among the county people who fear visits from the escaped lunatics. Latest reports state that the number of persons who perished in the flames will probably reach twenty-five. The buildings were located about seven miles from this town and one mile from the small hamlet called Preston. There is no td-phone nor telegraphic communication with the place, and th** only help that ould he secured was from a few neighboring fanners. They worked heroically to subdue the flames, but within two hours the buildings were entirely destroyed and the inmates of the insane asylum were escaping iii all directions. A special messenger arrived here this morning for Sheriff Kenney, who immediately left for th** scene, after swearing in a large number of deputies, who are now scouring th*; country for the missing persons. The two churches and one hotel have been turned into temporary quarters, and the rescued are transferred to those quarters as rapidly as possible. The (ire is said to have been caused by a woman in tin' idiot ward, who, after smoking a pipe. placed it iii her pocket before it was entirely extinguished. She was almost immediately enveloped in flamed, and when the keepers reached hor room they found hor burned to a crisp. Th** names of the dead so far discovered are:    Sarah Mills, Sarah Galla gher. Sarah Bailey, Laura Grey. Delia Benedict. Deborah Dibble. Mary Ann Dibble. Lucy Warren and Amelia Atwood. At least forty others ar*' unaccounted for, hut it is believed that most of the missing ar*; either in the neighbood or in some part of the country. Th** superintendent of the poor has telegraphed to the chairman of the state board of charities to issue a special order for an immediate transfer of th*1 insane to the state institutions. At twelve o'clock seven persons had been recaptured by the special deputies. The losses will aggregat $30,000. on which there is an insurance of 814,000. It is now learned that two women, who wen; not patients but officials of the asylum. were burned to death, making the total loss of life thirteen. Excitement over the destruction of tho poor house and county insane asylum this morning interests all who had friends among the, unfortunate. Preston is six miles from any railroad, and a procession of all sorts of vehicles has been going there all day. The smoke and stench from the holocaust, was perceptible here, while at the scene of tho disaster th*' stench was sickening. The idiots were locked in and roasted like beasts. Keeper Mainwaring said:    “On open ing tho door leading from the hall to th* idiot department I was thunderstruck to sc*' the interior a mass of flames. I attempted to rescue the poor inmates, who were jill secured in their cells as usual. hut was driven back by the heat and smoke. I saw the idiots were doomed and nothing could save them. I then aroused the paupers. In some instances tho poor people were dazed and it was necessary to carry them bodily from the house and turn them loose in tho yard and fields. There wen* twelve inmates iii the idiot asylum and they must hay* been overcome by the heat for I heard nothing from them and they roasted bk* pigs.” Coroner Fernald of this place went to Preston and ordered the removal of the charred and blackened remains in th* ruins. Buckets of water were dashed upon them and at length the roasted ones were pulled out and laid upon the grass. All were burned beyond recognition. In some instances th*' remains were removed with shovels, nothing but a skull or a few bones giving any indications that thev were once human beings A SENSATIONAL DISCLOSURE. Cronin Convict* H»T<* Cleans of Communicating With th** Outside 'World. Chicago. May S.—Concerning the dis-eoveries that Burk*1. Coughlin and Sullivan. who are serving Ufo sentences in the penitentiary for the murder of Dr.Cronin, had secured facilities for communication with Ute outside world by mail. a dispatch from .Joliet says the investigation shows Tom Hills, the foreman of the outside gangs for the cooper contract, was the mail carrier. He took letters from the convicts and reolies were sent under cover to ins house. He ha' been discharged. Nothing was discovered in the letters so far found except requests for certain luxuries the prisoner wanted smuggled in. but there ha* ho,-ii much wild speculation a* rn the extent and nature of tho correspondence. Attorney Forest, who represent' tin* prisoners, scoffs at the idea that there is anything in th** nature of a plot by means of which the prisoners hop** to escaye. He declares that they do not wish to escape. being convinced that the supreme court will soon grant them a new trial. THE LABOR PROBLEM. Chicago Restaurant Waiters «jo Out on a Strike. Chicago. May s.—The colored wailers. employed iii Kinsley's restaurant, about eighty in number, this morning presented ti demand fur a reformation of hours and wages as agreed upon by tin* waiter’s union last night, and being denied tho request struck at noon, when their services wen* most iii demand. Two of them were subsequently arrested for trying to intimidate those who took their places. Committees of strikers visited other restaurants employing coled hired help and endeavored to get them to come out at once. but without success. It is thought, however, all of the eolor-waiters in the city. about nine hundred. will be on a strike before Monday next. Conductors and Brakemen on a Strike. Portland. Ore.. May s.—No freight trains have been moving on th*1 Union Pacific between Portland and Umatilla since Sunday owing to th** strike of conductors and brakemen on account of ti reduction in wages. ABOLT JOINT RATES. Conference of Railway Attorneys and the Commissioners. Arguments Regarding the Constitution. ality of the New Joint Rate Law_ ThecFirst Iowa Joint Rate *    Schedule    Issued. HORRORS OF HYDROPHOBIA. stitut-kmai provisions that a solvent com- j puny should lie eompolh*d against its will to cuter into construct ual relations with an insolvent comoany and become response !    ---- hie for shipments in the hands of the lat- In mac RavowJ Apr. t. r . ne ter. Any such law is surely and certain- I James Be'ard- ofFulton County. Itll Strikers Ret urn to Work. Citicago. May 8.—In accordance with the arbitration agreement declaring the carpenters’ strike* off as far as tho bosses association is concerned, about four thousand men who have been idle for a month returned to work this morning. The Strike at Toubaix Ended. Paris, May 8. — Twenty thousand strikers at Toubaix have resumed work, and the strike is practically ended. SOUTHERN METHODIST CONFERENCE. Strong Resolutions Adopted Condemning Theater-Going, Dancing and Fards. St. Loris. May 8.—In the Southern Methodist conference to-day D. J. Dun-kin. of Tennessee, introduced along preamble and resolution, the substance of which was the condemnation of "Taking such diversions as can not be used in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Among worldly diversions condemned are theatro-go-ings, dancing, card playing and the like: also that th** us*' of such expressions as reformed theatre” and "legitimate drama.” had a pernicious effect on th** minds of the young, especially when used by the minister of the church. The r(‘solution met with strong opposition but was finally adopted. Another resolution to make laymen eligible for services on all committees precipitated a discussion which consumed the remainder of the day. IN THE COURTS. A Suit t o Take from the Ktamlunl Oil Company Its Charter. Golem bus, ()., May s.—Attorney General Watson has brought suit in quo warranto in the superior court to take from the Standard Oil company its charter for violation of th** laws in various ways. The petition cites the fact that the company has forfeited its right by going into the Standard Oil trust of New York. and iii receiving trust certificates in lieu of its former shares of stock. The principal point cited is th** fact that its board of directors are non-residents in direct violation of tho state laws. supreme THE FIRE RECORD. Illinois Doctors. Clin ago. May 8.—Tho state medical association resumed its session to-day. The following officers were elected for th*' ensiling year:    President.    J.    P.    Mat thews. Carlinville: first vice president, C. C. Hunt, Dixon: second vicepresident, F. .V. C. Shaefer. Chicago; recording secretary. I). AV. Graham. Chicago; treasurer. T. M. MeSloane, Peoria: assistant secretary. G. N. Kreider. Springfield. Bucklin’* Arnica Salve. The best salve in the world for cuts bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains. oms aud all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 23 cents per box. For sale at Henry’s drug store. Fire Underwriters in Session.- Nkw York. May 8.—The national boti rd of Fire Underwriters entered upon its twenty-fourth annual session to-day with sixty-eight fire insurance companies throughout the country represented. Disastrous Blare at Unionville, .Missouri. Unionville. May 8.—’This town was .visited by another large fire this morning. Tausing .the destruction of the Central house and four dwellings. The hotel was the property of C. A. Francisco and had just been repaired and refurnished throughout. His estimated loss is about 84.000 and insured for $1,800. The other property belonged to Michael Schick, and was leased. His loss is about $1,500 and was insured for Si.OOO. The fire originated, so the hotel people report, in one of Schick’s houses adjoining the hotel and the flames soon spread from building to building until all were eon* sumed. The wind was favorable to the buildings on the south of them or the whole block on tho non west of th** square would have been destroyed. The Lons by Fire at Scranton. Ua. Scranton, Pa.. May s.—The loss by last night’s fire will probably reach $200.-000. the losses being only partially covered bv insurance. A BOY MURDERER. The Ladies Delighted. The pleasant effect and the perfect safety with which ladies may use the li-quid fruit laxative. Syrup of Figs. under all conditions make it their favorite remedy. It is pleasing to the eye and to the taste, gentle, yet effectual in acting on the kidneys, liver and bowels. First Page.—Stat* and Genera? Acies. Second Page.—Editorial and Political. rid rd Page.—JIome Actes. Fourth Page.—Siwrting and Financial .Netcs and Markets. Annual Meeting of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Topeka, KasJ. May S.—At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe railroad today. Allen Manvel was re-elected president.    ______________ Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Cholera, Flax. Maguire’s Benne Plant, for nearly 50 years the infallible cure. Thousands of testimonials; indorsed by the Western Sanitary Commission. U. S. army olficersjftwpital physicians, steamboat officers, etc. Taken in time a sure preventive of Asiatic cholent. Jonathan Starnes, Aged Twelve, Held to Trial at Unionville. Missouri. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Unionville, Mo.. May 8.—Jonathan Starnes, the twelve-year-old boy who murdered Frank Archer in the east end of this (Putnam) county, was arraigned before Justice I. L. Crow, in Elm township. and waived a preliminary examination, and in default of bail was committed to the county jail. It is reported that other boys were implicated in the murder and the prosecuting attorney has ordered them arrested. I t is now expected a special grand jury will bi' called to aet in the case._ A CONVICT ESCAPES. Supreme Court Decisions. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Dks Moines, May 8.—The”: court of Iowa has met a few days previous to th** regular May term to finish up some business connected with th** January term. They filed the following decisions in the office of the clerk of th** supreme court this morning: Killner vs. Wuchner, appeal from Keokuk district court, David Ryan. judge: opinion by Robinson: affirmed! State of Iowa vs. Thomas Thompson, appealed from Riugold district court. R. N. Henry, judge. The indictment charged defendant with seduction of one Nellie. Patterson, alleged to be an unmarried woman of previous chaste character. Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to penitentiary. Opinion bv Rothrock; reversed. State of Iowa vs. M. pellant. Appeal from court, John \V. Harvey. mein for murder degree. Opinion judgment of district court reversed and the case remanded for a new trial. State of Iowa vs. Lawson J. Baldwin appellant. Jefferson district court Hon II. C. Travers, judge: indictment for assault and attempt to produce miscarriage of a pregnant woman, resulting in her death. Defendant found guilty of murder in second decree. Opinion by Given-judgment reversed and are-trial ordered” \V. IS. Richards vs. Osceola bank, ap-pellants. Appeal from Clark district court: J. Vi. Harvey, judge. Opinion by Beek: reversed. D. poster, ap-Taylor district judge. Indio t-in the first by Granger; ‘I find Pond’s Extract an article in the care of the sick at tho    r have used it in many cases of La the greatest success. Also for sun bn rn for general use in cases of inflammation' E. Kingsley Man. Sea Side Horn? " Branch. X. J.. Feb. 4.1S90.    me* and ’ A. Lonst Express Office Robbed. [Special to The Hawk-Eye i Hartley, la.. May S.-The American Express office at this point was robbed of considerable money last night. The no clue to the thieves. Trusted to Do Out-Door Work. He Takes Advantage of the Leniency. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Anamosa. May S.—Last night Lewis Ruble, a prisoner trusted with working on the prison farm, made good his escape by swimming the Wapsie river. Ruble stole a horse in Cedar county and. traded it for four gallons of whisky, for which he was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. His time would have. been out in October 1891. . Fifty dollars are offered for his capture and every effort is being made to apprehend him. General Thomas in 1861. Richmond, Va., May 7.—A letter from the late Gen. George II. Thomas has Two Girl* Drowned. Portland, O.. May S.—Two g amed McDonald were playing apporaeh to a railroad bridge -L.- 1    , •    I    I    to    •    lO>N    Tho river here, when they saw a train ing and becoming frightened into the river and were drowned Ladies who value a refined comnip^^ use Pozzoni’s Powder. It product Ti1! must beautiful skim_ uccs    a soft and Killed by Fire Damp. Mahoney Plane, Pa., Max- s . D. Davis, fire boss, and William Moro niner. were found dead from fin* dfid the mines at Gilbertson eolljprv p a miner in Will Not Annex. Omaha. Neb.. May 8.—in    , on the question of the annexation110* South Omaha, the proposition «-    °* feated to-day.    .    ab    de- been found In the state archives here | packagedif Secak^FTakes. From the Dc** Moines Leader. May 7. Tlie conference announced exclusively i yesterday’s Leader between the rail-ay commissioners aud the representa-ves of the railroads was held at the commissioner'* rooms yesterday afternoon. It was more iii the nature of a trial than a conference, the commissioner's playing the double rob* of witnesses and judges. The representatives of the roads, Attorneys Fish, of the Milwaukee. Wright of th** Rock Island, and Blythe, of the Burlington, arrived at th** state house about two o'clock, accompanied by Superintendent Brown, of th** Chicago. Burlington and Quincy, and immediately proceeded to business. Attorney Wright announced that the three attorneys had been appointed at the conference held at Chicago last week as a committee to appear before the board and learn, if possible, what the board proposed to do about the joint rat** law. what construction would be given it and otherwise gain as much information from the “deputy trinity" as 4>ossible. The board consented to undergo an examination and answer all questions put to them in the most complete manner possible. The commissioners then, by answers to divers questions, explained the provisions of the law as they under stool I it. th** authority conferred upon them to make joint, rates to and from all points within th** state, the rates to be based upon tim proportion of the through rate allowed on a like continuous haul or upon the interstate rate charged by th** roads for similar service. The necessity, under the law. for on** company to permit its cars to go upon the lines of any other company with which joint rates are mad** or that th** initial company shall pay the expenses of transferring the gootls. Attorney Blythe quoted the present rate from a point fifty miles east of Fairfield as twenty cents per hundred, while the* rate for one hundred was but twenty-four cents. He asked if the shipment were made lo a point fifty miles from Fairfield on th** Rock Island line, would the Q. be compelled, under the joint rate law, to accept twelve cents, the half of the rate for a hundred mile haul. a< its share for a transaction th** commissioners’ schedule allowed twenty cents fur. Chairman Smith said that was about the size of it. The railway attorney asserted that such rates wen* outrageous and could not be tolerated. Chairman Smith cited the grain and cattle rates from tin-west. the charging of Iowa producers twenty-five cents per hundred on shipments to Chicago, while the roads accepted twelve cents as their portion on shipments from western points. Attorney Fish protested against the application of interstate rates to local shipments. Long hauls at very low rates are a legitimate part of railway business. It is necessary for western farm products to reach the eastern markets at low rates in order to make any profit at all for th** farmers, aud while, these rates are often extremely low. it is not the railways, but th** producers, who profit thereby. He asserted that every railroad would be better off could it dispense; with this through business at low rates. Ile instanced the shipment of flour from Minnesota to Liverpool for a less rate than it could be shipped to New York for. It would mean bankruptcy for every road in Iowa if th*; proposition to make local rates on th** same basis as interstate rates is carried into effect. it was now Attorney Blythe's turn at tin* bat. Un insisted that it would bi* impossible to for a moment seriously consider the placing in operation joint rates to every point in Iowa, however situated, unless local rates an* very maternally raised. Then; was no excuse for the. making of such a rate. The roads wen* perfectly willing to make joint rates to every point where they were necessary, but they did not wish to be compelled to do so. Because they voluntarily made joint rat**' lo some points, was no reason why they should be compelled by statute to make such rates to every point. In response ton query a** to how far an application Tor joint rates would extend if asked for between two specific points. Commissioner Campbell thought the request would compel joint rates between all intermediate points on the two lines, because the hill specifically said there must be no discrimination. This decision was the. subject of another earnest protest, on *th** part of th** railroad men. They couldn't see what was th** use of a provision of the law providing for the making of a demand by the blippers before a rate should be made between any certain points if a rate demanded by a shipper at some other point would compel that rate. But it was light on the subject they were after and they were getting it. Commissioner Hey was then called to the stand and asked the point blank question whether or not the law was constitutional. Mr. Doy was of the opinion that was a question that the board did not have to pass upon. There was a body across the state lions*; corridor that was in the habit of passing upon sue!) questions. Attorney Fish couldn't see that much headway was being made. and announced that limier instructions from the managers of the roads the committee were authorized to make a proposition to the board. That proposition was that the joint rate bill be hung up until a decision could be had upon its constitutionality. It was the desire, of the managers that an agreed ca*** be at once made out and its progress iii the courts be facilitated in order that an early decision may be reached. In support of the proposition, Mr. Fi>h said, tiler** was a very strong feeling among the railway men that th** law was unconstitutional. The provision that makes a road receiving freight responsible for the freight until its delivery, and yet allowing it no choice as to what company it shall turn the shipment over to, is certainly unconstitutional. The compelling of on** company to give to another the use of its cars, or compelling the payment of transfer charges is an unwarranted usurpation of power on the part of the law makers. His plan for operating a railroad was to put in rates to such points as the railway companies saw fit and refuse rat*'* to all other points, whether asked by some individual or attempted to be forced by the board. No legislative body had power, to compel a railway company to permit its ears to go beyond its control against its wishes, or to compel a company to become responsi bk* for shipments beyond its charter limits and in the hands of a company with which it did not desire to do business. At this point Commissioner Bey changed the modus operandi and put Attorney Fish on the witness stand. The witness was asked for his opinion a> to what effect upon th** law a decision by the courts that this particular provision was unconstitutional would have. In the opinion of Mr. Fish the entire law would be invalid, and attorney Wright agreed with him. Continuing his discussion of th** matte/ Mr. Fish said the main and most important ground of unconstitutionality of the act was found in the provision that compelled one company to enter into contracts with other companies with which thev had and desired to have no contractual relations. The law allowed neither the railway companies nor the railway commissioners any discretion in the matter of making rates. Everything depends upon the wishes of some person interested in making shipments. Mr. Fish declared it was contrary to a1) con- ly unconstitutional. This, he <aid. was the grounds for a desire on the part of the railroad for a determination of the legality of the law on the part of companies. They did not feel that they should comply with its provisions until I these points were decided and yet no! I wish to be in the least disrespectful to j the commission and disregard its orders. ‘ Attorney Wright thought a more . proper designation of the law would have been "an act whereby it is ordered that the jobber> of the Mate are given the power to make joint rates between any and all roads in th** state, irrespective of the justice of those rates, or the wishes of the roads, or the judgment of the commissioners." This completed tho railway side of the case, and the decision of tile lioard was awaited. It was not long in coming. Chairman Smith announced that the board could see no authority by which the board could suspend the operation of law. They were given no such power and had no right lo assume it. Whether or n*»t the law was unconstitutional was a matter not for them to decide. The law was laid down for their guidance and they must follow its provisions. Those were that immediately upon th** filing of a complaint and the refusal of the company to make a rate, the commissioners must make one. This provision the board would follow and if the com panes desired to contest they were of course at liberty to do so. That was all thai was necessary to terminate tin* conference. The conclusion had been a mon need in unmistakable terms and the railway men then took their departure. From their statements before, during and after the conference it is fair to presume th** companies will contest th** They certainly will if the advice arguments of Solicitors Fish. Blytht W right are taken by tin* managers, complaint of Robert Donahue, of lington, will doubtless go down int** history as the subject of a long and bitter legal battle. THE KIK."!' JOINT R A I L". The first joint rates to bepill into effect under tin* new law were tiled with th** commissioners yesterday. They are announced by th** Burlington ami Western and th** Humeston aud Shenandoah. Th** rate is mad** upon lumber, and it is a flat rat** of ten cents per one hundred from Burlington to all points <>n the Humeston and Shenandoah. The reduction from the old schedule is about twenty-five, per cent. nois. Dies an Awful Death. Bitten Tuice He Vainly Seek* Remedy in a Mad Stone—Fearing Injury to Hts Family He Has Himself of a pair of shoes mad** at Kahoka for a girl living at Rainbow, Missouri. Th** girl for whom these shoos were made is only seventeen years old, and is seven feet, seven inches in height and weighs 235 pounds. She has had many offers to pos<* in museums, all of which she has rejected. The insole referred to measures 15V inches in length and t>S* inches in width at tin* broadest part. THE METEOR IN COURT. Chained Like a Dog. law. and and Th** Bur- WAIFS FROM THE WAVES. Two Faekets To-day, One Up and One Southward Bound—A Dull River Trout Yesterday. There was a drop of three inches in th** river yesterday. Six feet and ten inches is the height abox** low water. Th** Sidney, which was expected down last night, will not arrive until this morning. Sin* was delayed many hours at Wabasha, because of the river being full of logs shot into the main channel at that point. The Mary Morton will be up this morning. The Abner Gib* passed south with a log raft. The two ice boats. "Polar Wave" and "Jack Frost." belonging to Ii use. Loomis & Co., of St. Louis, were libelled yesterday to recover wages claimed to be due seventeen men who were employed in loading ice. The lirst steamer to reach Minneapolis in eighteen years was seen in that city last week. The trip from St. Paul was mad** on tin* government boat Ada. in charge of Engineers Huslia no and Thompson. Tin* trip was made to give Major MacKenzie, in charge of th*' government works, an opportunity to examine the river. The only difficulty experienced was at The big piers of tile Mississippi Boom company above Minnehaha. Th** water there, however, is seven feet. deep, and th** piers can be moved to shallow waters. Th** Ada landed at Cheevcr's dock. at. the foot of Washington avenue. at 2:15 p. in. Captain Reno ami Major MaeKensie are enthusiastic over t In* stat** of the river, and th** latter will recommend an appropriation for lh** clearing of tin* channel so that the largest steamer I may run to the falls of St. Anthony.” [Sp*vial to The Hawk-Eye.: Lewistown. 111.. May 8.—Deaths from hydrophobia are not uncommon, and th** agonies attendant upon such dissolution are. in main, similar. But The sufferings and subsequent death of James Becard a well known citizen of Smithfield, in this county, in consequence of th** bit** from a rabid dog. seem lo rival in horror any similar death. Bevard. some years agy*, was bitten by a supposed rabid dug. Ile immediately went to Denver, in Hancock county, and applied a madston** to tin* wound. This stone, owned bx T. M. Orton, originally cann* from Louisiana, where ii was found in tin* |x*>s**ssion of a negres" who had cured bites from snakes and mad dogs. She was pronounced a witch and. for fear of her life, gave tin* stone to'hermaster.a relative of the Ortons aud it Iris remained in their hands since. T. M. Orton, a re put abb* citizen of Denver, has retained lit*' stone for many years, and out of the score or more of c ases which havejbecn treated.Bevard's i- the first to prove fatal. When applied to tin* wound tin* stone adhered strongly, drawing off a quantity of poisonous matter. and after several similar applications Becard was satisfied to return home. and experienced no further annoyance from tin* wound. Some days ago a huge hound went mad near Cuba and ran amuck through th** county, biting stock and other animals. Before it dreadful j*»urm*\ wa< ended it had bitten lames Becard and two other persons near Smithfield. Th** dog. or at least on** that was mad. passed on and appear***! at Bushnell. Illinois, in McDonough county, where it caused much terror. Becard and th** other two vie-; Hn> went immediately to Deux cr. in Tinti click county, and applied tin* mad-stofte. It adhered tenaciously in carli • as**, especially that of Becard, to whom several applications were mad**. The men returned home, satisfied that th** danger was past. Becard, however, who had suffered a similar experience, decided to protect his family aud friends against any jiossiblr evil result, and chain**! Iiiin-I self hand and foot. so that incas** hr went I mad In* could injur** no one. His friends ; were inclined to ridicule Bevard's precautions. but In* remained firm. Two days ago Becard began to show evidences of hydrophobia. His friends and family became alarmed aud in Ins last sam* moments Becard begged that In* might br more securely guarded, so that no harm might com** to his loved ones. Tile man's sufferings became hideous in tin* extreme, ll*- raved constantly of the myriad <*f dogs that were jumping ut him with open jaws dripping with foam. The sight of water threw the sufferer into horrible spasatns. Then came those intervals of barking and yelping like a dog. ami snapping at anything in sight. Death releaved Bevard yesterday evening. Th** other two men are in an agony of fear. Th** authorities have issued an order that all dogs in tin* township must, he exterminated. Terror and excitement is at whit** heat in th** county over the affair, and no one knows how many dogs and other animals have been bitten. Extensive Litigation Likely to Result from the Fall of an Aerolite. Des Moines. May 8.—Extensive litigation is likely to result from the falling of th** meteor in Winnebago county last Friday. Small chunks from a pound weight down w ere scattered a mile square or mon*, but one large piece, weighing clos** lo on** hundred inwinds, was discovered three feet in the ground by a party who saw it fall. He sold it to a Minneapolis man, but agents of the owner of th** land replevied it before he got it away from J ti** countv. and it is now iii the possession of th** sheriff. The pieces are all covered with a thin coating of brown burned slag, but the inside is of a bright gray with some flakes of iron or nickel, blit as a whole it. is not of so great specific gravity as meteors usually ar**. The large pima* was t*x> bot to bandh' when first discovered. The whole country is secured by searchers and but little more will lie found as the cloud of smoke ami roaring continued to the northeast. A larger mass mac have fallen in Minnesota. Mat** Athletic Association. [Sp*vin! to th** Hawk-Eye.! Grinnell. May S.—The 6th and 7th of June will Im* "great days" for th** college here. The Stat** Athletic association meets hero and th** following college will send delegates to enter the contest:    State    University, Iowa; Wesleyan, Upper Iowa. Iowa; Iowa Agricultural college. Parsons. Cornell and Iowa. Arrangements have been made to hold a "tat** lawn ternnis tournament on th** 7th. Many prominent amateur players from all over th** state have signified their intention of boing present. Railroads will give a one and one-third fair. Violently Insane from LaGrippe. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) I Mon mu \« k. la.. May s. Moses Eastman, an attorney of this city aud aho a correspondent for several papers. was adjudged insane this afternoon. While driving to tile hospital In* overpowered his attendant, threw him out of the vehicle and a1 last accounts was ilrix-ing across th** country aion**. II** had a severe attack of lagripp**. from which lie has never recovered. THE SOLDIERS’ ORPHANS’ HOME. N«*t Guilty of Murder. [Sp«vij*l to Tho Hawk-F.ye.] Os* kola. Mays. Robert Nevis, a farm laborer, charged with the murder of Geo. F. Meek on February 24. was tried this week. The jury rot ired ai four and at ten returned a verdict of not guilty. Th** indictment was for murder in th** first degree. ••Green Goods’* Don’t Go. Keokuk. la.. May 8.—A dealer in "green goods" has sent circulars to several parties in this city soliciting them to purchase supplies of th** "queer” and explicit directions as to how they may he robbed, or gel int** trouble with thw treasury anthoidi* s. Hills Signed l»y the Governor. Di s Moines. May s.—The governor yesterday signed the school-book bill, aud th** anti-trust bill. Only two more measures remain without Ii is signiturc, the "good tim**” penitentiary hill ami the hill to increase th** salary of the officials of the Soldier's home. Both measures ar** said to be defective. is Death's shining .Mark. [Special to The lluwk-Eyc.j Des Moines. May 7.—Shortly aft* r midnight last night the grim angel of death carried from this earthly abode the spirit of Hon. Coker F. Clarkson, familiarly known as Father Clarkson, and iii** father of Hon. J. S. and R. P. Clarkson, the proprietors of th*- Register. Mr. Clarkson has not enjoyed the best of health for tho last six months and yet. up to recently, strong hopes wore entertained that he would pull through. Ibis one of th** best and widest-known and universally respected men of Iowa. He wit" I lorn tit Frankfort. Penobscot county. Main**. January 21. ISH. in 1820 In- removed to Franklin county. Indiana. At Th** age of eighteen he wont to Lawrenceburg. Indiana, ami September 21. 1828. engaged as an apprentice in the printing trad** with Mr. Nu lion Gregg, when* lie remained until twenty-one years old. His first newspaper venture was the purchase from Mr. Gregg of the Western Statesman, and In* began in March. 1832 tin* work in which botli he and his sons haveaehievd an enviable repu-tation and standing. In the campaign of that year he supported Clay for president. In I-'.'*:; he was married to Elizabeth Gender. She died iii 1848, and in 1849 he married Miss Elizabeth Coleseott. In July 1883 he sold his Lawrenceburg paper and purchased the Brookville Inquirer w hich paper he published under the name of the Indiana _Imcrdan until 1853. He removed to Iowa in 1855, and at lirst settled on a farm in Grundy county. He wits interested with his sons in tin* purchase of th*- liryfxtcr. and for years was known as an authority on all agricultural papers. j[*. removed to Des Moines about eleven years ago and has since resided with his family. He leaves an aged widow and four ehildr* n. Tin* funeral xviii occur Friday. Spalding’* View*. New York. Mry s.—Mix Spalding of the Chicago National League Base Bail club talked with a reporter today: "One league or the other must go to the wall. ' said he. "They cannot go on as they undoing. each cutting the other'** throat. The public is being overdose! with baseball, or rather with a fight for patronage between th** two leagues. In view of the past his1 cry of their players the Brotherhood club** should draw far better than they do. For they contain many ni*-n most popular with the crowds in days gone by. On the part of the National league. I freely confess annot drawing satisfactory crowds. A-th*/ situation stands, then is no money in it for anybody. The two opposing leagues ar*; waging a war of * x-termination. It cannot last: on*- or tin-other must give Way._ Headache. Neuralgia. Dizziness. Nervousness. Spasms. Sleeplessness, cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples fr**e at J. H. Witte's drug store. _ —Ask your grocer for a «wo-pound package of Swale Flakes._ A King’s EcMiomy. The fire which destroyed tho palace of the king cf Belgium started from a broken and unsafe lamp in the servants’ quarters which had been reported several times to the steward, but without effect. The king once refused to pay forty cents for a kerosene can, knocking the item out of the steward’s weekly bill, Arx* telling him that jags ^were made to bold oil.—Detroit Free Press, Th** Trust****** of th** Institution 4 nnsi«l«*r Plans for Furtlier Improvement. [Special to Tin- Hawk-Eye.] Davenport, la.. May 8.—Th*- trustees of th*- Soldiers" Orphans' home of this city have just concluded a session of several days which is of interest- to tit** stat** at large. It had r**f<-r**n**e to the expenditure of th*- recent appropriation of 846.D00 for th*- uses of iii*- institution during the year. Iii October lssT the main building of th*- horn*- was destroyed by tire. Tin- inmates were all sa veil, though some of them    had    close    calls.    Since then th*- place    has    been    crowd*-*!. There have been about 375 children in th** home all lh*- tim*-. Th** quarters have been inadequate to the demand upon them. but nevertheless th*-    little    ones have been well    cared    for.    Th*-    general health of the inmates has been extraordinary. There ar*- few eji-se* of illness, and often weeks go bv together without a single <*ne. l or ;i singular thing there were not more than one or two east-* of the influenza in tilt* institution last winter, at tin- tim*- when it was at its height and when til*- most carefully guarded families were down with it. The children who ar*- lodged in th* inst itutimi ar*- far better eared for than might lie thought possible with the facilities ;j* they have been. The steady increase of the demand for accommodations for new comers, however, bas mad*; it noeesMry to set about th** work of enlarging the quarters. The >30.nod devoted by th*-iegislijtiir*- to this object will simply go to Iii! a long felt want. The new main building that will he erected to take the place of th** OD*- that was burned, will stand upon the same ground, (nit on a different foundation. It will be a!tout 100x150 feet iii area. It will be built of brick, with stone trimmings. and will be tilted with all the modern conveniencies. It will take in a good many more applicants than eau now bi* sheltered within th*- walls of the institution. In addition to this the matter of supplying the place with the water from the mains of tin* water company i" tieing arranged. The lines will need to b*- laid a distance of a mile and a half, tint there is money enough to do it with, and by th*-time th*- new building i' done the means of preventing any future conflagrations will be on tho ground. There fias been "•un** criticism of th*- source of the water T11 a I I" now supplied to the institution, but 11i*- new arrangement will silence that. From all over th*- state of Iowa come orphan children to sock admittance to th*- home. It supplies them with the necessities of life. gives them the elements of a useful and practical education. takes a mother s care of them. and -ends them forth in time fitted to become the Ie -t citizens of tin- stat*-. It doe- a work whose benefits cannot Ie* fairly < 'timated. Thai it A to Ie* put in Downy of doing 'till belt(*r work than iii the pust, is master for congratulation by every lovai Iowan. TO TEST A PEDDLING ORDINANCE. of a The Courts- to Decide the Legality Law Common in iowa Citiew. M w»x City. May ii.—Th*- legality th** ordinanee prohibiting peddling is be tested. Tin* ordinance is common Iowa cities and ha- been t he source much annoyance, ll. (>. Warner shipped a car load of maple syrup to this city and Appointed l»y the 4Jorernor. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.J Des Moines. May 8. Governor Boie**-to-day appointed R. K. Soaper, of Estherville, fish commissioner, ami Urofessor M. Stalker, of Ames. '.tat** veterinary surgeon. IOWA ITEMS. The lh iiiian Temple.- Th** Pythian temple committee met at Dubuque. Wednesday, to formulate a report to present to the grand lodge. Des Moines submitted plans for a SMM). IM to Temple, and will undoubtedly secure it. TK ETH- Pl' LLL tis. At Dubuque Upstate Dental society held their election for officers for the ensuing vi-ar last night-and the same resulted: C. J. Peterson. Dubuque, president; S. (J. Hatch, vice-president: ti. \V. Miller. Des Moines, secretary: It. Price, Iowa Ulty, treasurer. Sioux City will entertain them next year. Dikh or Heart Disease. While fishing on th*- l iver bank at Davenpori. Sundae. Charles fluidal! slipped into th** water. He was rescued by companions, who attempted to resuscitate him. Failing ti* firing him back to life a <h»ctor was summoned.and ii {Min examination it was found that Haiddl had died of heart discus** while in the water. II*- leaves a wife and six children. A Ha s< a ley Fa rmetl—Peter Nolan, an apparently prosperous farmer of York township. Iowa count), has forged lie-names of sureties to notes aggregating nearly twenty-tiv*- hundred dollars, on which In* ha** received funds from various persons iii Iowa county. Oxford and Marengo. and it looks as if Mr. Nolan may have the Lit fried out of him ere long. He has Ijorm* a good reputation hitherto. and th*- knowledge of his misdeeds is as painful a* it is surprising. Suit Against the "Q.”—Th** executors of the estate of William Mcllott, who died last winter from th*- effects of injuries received in a collision on tip- Chicago. Burlington Quincy railroad in December, Isss. have brought suit against the company at Red Oak for sio.fMMt damages. Charles licrnardiii ha- also brought suit, again-! the company for th* same amount for injuries received in the spring (if 188*. Bema rd in was an employ1* of the company iii tin yards at Red Oak and was run int** by an engine and so badly injured that Ip- ha- since le-en incapacitated for work. The Oldest Person in Iowa.—The oldest person in Iowa. and one of tip* oldest in tip- United States, is Mrs. Hilliard, of Linn county. Sh*; is one hundred and fifteen year: of ag*- and conies of a family remarkable for longevity. The family consisted of one brother and three sister1*, two of whom besides Mrs. Hilliard are now living -one in Dakota and the other in Virginia. The family name i' Ki-« r. arid William Kiser, the brother, ha' now reached the ag** of one hundred and four years. Mrs. John Bailey, th** surviving sj.ter, i- one hundred and nine years of age and still enjoys good health. The other sister. Mrs. Arnold, was l>orn July 4. 1778. just one year after th*- signing of the declaration of independence, and died recently at the ag** of on** hundred and twelve years. Mj-. Hilliard is a spry old lady, and is likely to retain lier physical vigor for rnanv years to come. attempted it' delivery to parties from whom lie had profusely taken orders. He refused to pay a license, claiming that biwa' no’ a peddler. lr wa* finally agreed that Warner be allowed to deliver the good', an arrest to follow and a tine imposed in the justice court. An appeal will be taken to th*- district court, and whichever loses tiler** will go to the supreme court. Thi> differs from the Ft. Dodge case. in that at Ft. Dodge he was taking orders for delivery, here actually delivering. Tip* final decision will be awaited with much interest, as it will affect a number of wholesale establishments in Chicago and other points who through their agents retail large quantities of goods in this section. A Young Giantess. Keokuk. May 8.—There is on exhibi- Peara is the purest and hest soap ever made. I tion in this city the pattern of the insole The Little Market ha- received and arc agents for the celebrated brands:    Winslow*.    Rand    &    Wat son. Mocha and Java. Golden Rio. Boston Blend, and Purity Java. These coffees ar** the finest quality and highest grad* -, one trial w’ill convince you it is the be-t in th* world right direct from Boston. Massachusetts. Lkicht Bros. Th** Hustlers. 413 Jefferson street. Pi rut Page.—State and General Metre. Second, Page.—editorial aud Political. Third Page—Wane Metrem Fourth Page.—Sporting ural Financial Metre and Markets,_ Nervous debility, poor memory, diffidence. sexual weakness, pimples, cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervide. Samples free at J. H. Witte's drug store. Made an Ansi ga men t. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Avon, III.. May. 8.—Lee H. Stumps, proprietor of the Avon Cigar Factory, made an assignment for the benefit of creditors, Tuesday. ;