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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 13, 1890, Burlington, Iowa ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.) BPBLISGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1890. TALKIE ABOUT SILVER. Senator Jones Opens the Debate on the Silver Bullion Bill. The Tariff Debate in the House—The Clayton - Breckinridge Investigating Committee Returns to Washington—Capital Notes. Washington. May 12.—Mr. Hoar from the judiciary committee reported back the bouse amendment to the senate anti-trust bill with an amendment. The matter went over until to-morrow. The senate then proceeded to the consideration of the bill authorizing the issue of treasury notes on the deposit of silver bullion. Mr. Jones, who reported the bill from the committee of finance, addressed the senate. He spoke of the general unrest prevailing throughout the country. Prices of all commodities, he said, had fallen and continued to fall. When the fall in prices was found operating on the products of all industries: when it was found not confined to any one clime, country or race, but diffused over the civilized world; found not to be characteristic of any one year, but to go on for a series of years; it became manifest it could not rise from local, temporary or subordinate causes, but must have its genesis and development in some principle of universal application. What was it that produced the general decline of prices in any country? It was the shrinkage in the volume of money relatively to the population and business. The world had never had a proper system of money. Prosperity and speculation had been stimulated at times by great yields from the mines, and when those mines were worked out then came a revulsion and adversity. He went on to speak of the national ratios between gold and silver existing for twenty-five or thirty hundred years—a ratio of I:>}■< to I —and said it -was only since legislative proscription ofRilver in Germany and the United States, and its banishment from tho mints of Europe, that any material change in that ratio took place; and the present divergence in Hie relative value of the two metals was directly due to the legal outlawery of silver, and not to any natural causes. It always had been the object of the creditors' class to of money by reducing when t he gold mines Australia were proyield it was proposed The motion of deease of silver as well ■; said, to aggrandize f the world and eon- Iinnate as far as pract icable the rewards of the hardy toilers. Ile spoke of the demonetization of silver by Germany after the war with France as having inflicted greater evils on her people than her armies inflicted on France, and said when it begun to have its effect a veritable hegira of tile German population hogan to take place, lf surprise is felt at the selfishness of the privileged classes in Europe iii demonetizing silver, what, he asked, was to be said in defense of the United States demonetizing silver? No such stupendous act of folly and injustice had even been perpetrated by representativos of a free people. It had proved prolific of enforced idleness, poverty and misery. No better remedy could b<* applied than the absolute reversal of that legislation and putting back the monetary system of the country to what it was before 1*73. All nations silver a> money up to l>ritain sundried Hie bound lier to tin' other for reasons of her own, posit ion as a creditor of I lie Eng-reason of that contraction of currency. Within 7 years thereafter tin* number of lier hind owners were reduced, by reason of forced sales, from 1(10,000 to 30,OOO, and a large proportion of the population had to live wholly or iii part on the bounty of organized charity. That has been a part of the price imposed upon the English people by tlie creditors ••lass. In regard to tho bill pending before the senate-, .lories said he hail reported it from the committee on finance, lint it did not fully reflect bis views regarding the relation which silver should bear to the monetary circulation of the country or the world. Ile declared himself at all times and at all places a firm and uiiwav'oringadvocate of free and unlimited coinage of silver. In view. however, of I he great diversity of views prevailing on the subject and the possibility t hat by reason of such diversity this session of congress might terminate without affording the country any relief from the baleful and benumbing effects of demonetization of silver, he had joined with other members of the committee in reporting the hill. Iii' held himself free to vote for any amendment that might bo offered which might lend to make the bill a more perfect measure of relief and that might be more in consonance with his individual convictions. Resuming the argument Jones said: The single gold standard men at (emoted to brush aside the equities involved by sneering at the debtors. Who wen* the debtors in this country? lie asked. They were the aspiring, tin* hopeful, the energetic the audacious: they were tin* upbuilders and designers. They were the constructive force in every community, as probably nine-tenths of the business of America depended in form or another on the credit of any system which made the dollars of a debt more valuable at tin* date of payment than at. the date of borrowing was a system of robbery. Ile warmly defended the silver miners from the charge of selfishness in desiring the remonetization of silver. At this point Jones postponed finishing the speech until to-morrow and th chouse adjourned. such phrases as “shot gun policy,” plantation slogan,” “falsehood,” etc., the matter was finally settled by everybody apologizing after which the amendment w as adopted—87 to 76, only two republicans voted in favor of it. The announcement was received with applause on the democratic side. On the vote by tellers the amendment was rejected—ayes 91, nays 110. The republicans in turn greeted the announcement with applause. Mr. Bland, of Missouri, offered an amendment proposing to admit free foreign goods when exchanged for American products. It was rejected—yeas 72; navs 92. Mr. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, offered an amendment proposing to change the date upon which the bill is to take effect fron^ July 1st next, to July I, 1891; rejected. The enacting clause was passed oyer and the clerk proceeded to read the duti-able sections. He reached the second item—-boracic acid—when Neidringhotise, of Missouri, proposed an amendment making the duty on commercial acid three cents instead of five cents per pound; rejected. Mr. Covert, of New York, moved to strike out the clause imposing a duty of a quarter of a cent per pound on muriatic acid. The debate became desultory in character, sometimes amusing, sometimes political and sometimes bordering on the personal; after which Covert’s motion was lost. A motion made by Covert to strike out the duty on sulphuric acid met with a similar fate. The committee then arose and the house adjourned. A DANGEROUS JOB. The Clayton-Breckinridge Investigating Committee Return to Washington. Washington, May 12.—The subcommittee of the house elections committee which visited Arkansas to investigate the Clayton-Breckinridge contest, returned to Washington to-day. Chairman Lacey is satisfied there would have been real danger for the committee if it had attempted to conduct an investigation at Merrillan and Plummerville.as he is convinced a large number of persons interested in the case could not have been kept under restraining Influences in those small towns. The committee is now convinced the Hooper story of the killing of Clayton does not meet the facts ii the ease. IOWA POSTMASTERS. CliungcM Hade in Iowa For the Week Ending May IO. Washington, May IO.—The following are the postoffice changes iii Iowa during the week ending May IO, 1890: Name Changed.—Maysville, Franklin county, to Reeve: Robert Hamilton, postmaster. Postmasters Appointed: Adelphi, Polk; Thomas Miller. Conger, Warren; James W. Nuzum. Cumming, Warren, I). II. Calc. Golden, Deleware; Frank L. Clark. Strand, Adams; Andrew T. Thompson. Walker, Linn; Mary S. Barry. THE TRAIL OF THE STORM. Several People Injured anil a Number of Houses Wrecked. Canton. O.. May 12.—The cyclone which wrecked Akron Saturday night, visited Limaville in the northern part of til is county. Six houses wore unroofed and others badly wrecked. Mrs. Amos Hart and daughter were fatally injured and a babe killed. Butler, Pa.. May 12.—It is just learned the farm house of Jacob Kramer in Donegal township was destroyed by Saturday night's storm, and Kramer and his wife fatally hurt. Lost in a Storm. San Francisco. May 12.—Advices by steamer yesterday state that during the great March storm the schooner Eliza Mary was driven on the reefs of New Hebrides. Seventy-five men were on board. The first boat lowered was wrecked and four men drowned. Those who remained on the ship were saved. A number of recruits became panicstricken and started to swim ashore. Those who escaped the breakers were killed by the natives. In all four whites and forty-seven blacks were lost. ROBBED OF $80,000. it Is Reported That the Albany City Bank Has Sustained a Big Loss. Ai.ranv. N. Y., May 12.—It is reported that the Albany City bank, one of the largest, institutions iii the city, was robbed of $80,000 during the night. The officials and police decline to discuss the matter and it is impossible to find out whether the hank was robbed or whether some official is concerned. The general belief is the bank has sustained a big loss. MANIAC AT LARGE. An Insane Man is Frightening Women amt Children in Hancock County. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Warsaw, 111., May 12.—An unknown man. said to hail from Canton. Missouri, is wandering iii the vicinity of Breckenridge, as stated, frightening women and children. He is well dressed and is a powerfully built man. It is hoped he will be apprehended and locked up. THE HOUSE. A Lively Debate on the Tariff Measure. Washington, May 12.—In the house after the reading of tho journal McKinley moved that the general debate on the tariff bill be limited to one minute. An absence of a quorum rendered a call of tho house necessary. A quorum appearing the motion was agreed to and tho house went into committee of the whole. Payson, of Illinois, in the chair, on the tariff bill. No one desiring to occupy one minute the clerk proceeded to read the bill by paragraphs for amendments. Breckenridge, of Kentucky, offered an amendment (to come in after the enacting clause) providing that any citizen of the United States who manufactures or produces articles and sells them outside of the United States shall be entitled to admit free of duty any article of commerce which he may desire to use in his business to the value of articles exported. After explaining that his proposition was the reverse of the action of the principle of a rebate, Breckinridge demanded tellers on the amendment. Lost—83 to 111. Mr. Anderson, of Kansas, offered an amendment providing that the president-may suspend the rate of duty on any imported article when in his judgment the production, manufacture or sale of such article is monopolized or controlled by any trust or combination. After a lively debate the amendment was adopted S7 to 76. Only two republicans voted in favor of it. The announcement was received with applause on the democratic side. On a vote by tellers, the amendment was rejected, ayes 91, nays HO. The republicans in tjirn greeted the announcement with applause. The amendment brought up a lively debate in regard to trusts. Mr. Grosvenor threw a fire brand into the discussion by repeating the story in regard to Havemeyer’s influence upon the suffer schedule in the Mills bill. After his debate, plentifully sprinkled with General M. E. Church Conference. St. Louis, May 12.—In the general conference of tho M, E. church tiff*’ morning a report was submitted showing the past four years-.had bedir t bb most-prosperous in the history of the church. The report showed 12.589 Sunday schools with 88,839 teachers and 693,854 scholars. total 782,684. This is an increase during the quadrennium of 1.967 schools, with 10,-866 teachers and 132.098 scholars, total 148.964. The committee on episcopacy reported a memorial eulogistic to Bishop Tirio. who was senior bishop at the time of his death. The committee on revisals made two long reports on the proposed changes in the minor details of discipline. They recommended a nonconcurrence in nearly every instance. Had Not Heard of Any Murder. Cincinnati. May 12.—Marshal Johnson, with twenty-five prisoners charged with illicit distilling, reached Covington to-day from Pineville, Kentucky. He was accompanied by seventy-five witnesses. Marshal Johnson had not heard of the reported murder of Captain Hawkins, the revenue officers, aud his twenty-three men. when he left Pineville. and his judgment is that it is a mistake. SHOT AT BY MILLIONAIRE. Murat Materson, Mine Owner, In Prison for Attempting Murder. A Sensational Affair In New York City In Which a Prominent Business maw of That Place is Mixed Up-Other Criminal News. New Yobk. May 12.—Murat Master-son, who says he is an ex-supreme judge of Prescott, Arizona, and who lives at No. 32 West Thirty-Second street, was locked tip to-night on the charge of attempting to kill an alleged cousin and mistress, Mrs. Alice Hopkinson, at the jGhind Central at No. 65 West Thirty-Sfxth Street. Mrs. Hopkinson makes a "^similar charge against Master-son. Masterson, according to the account given by Mrs. Hopkinson's maid called at the house early in the evening and being denied admission, kicked the door open and entered her apartment, demanding $100,000 which he claimed she had swindled him out of. A shot was heard shortly afterwards and Masterson rushed from the room with a smoking pistol in his hand and running to^Vest Thirtieth Street Police station demanded that Mu. Hopkinson be arrested ft# attempting to shoot him. Mrs. Hopkinson was arrested and at the police station made a counter charge against Mastersou. Ex-Judge Masterson comes from Prescott. Arizona, and is said to be worth five million dollars. He has been a visitor at the flat a long time his son Howard, a boy of thirteen, lived with Mrs. Hopkinson until a few weeks ago, Masterson. it is also said, owns gold mines in Chihuahua, Old Mexico, and the Onyx mines in Arizona. His story is that the woman swindled him out of $100,000 in mine bonds, and when he demanded it she shot at him, and that she is trying to blackmail him. He added he had been her dupe long enough. The woman denies the accusations and claims she was a partner of his iii the mining business, that the money she retained was her share of the profits and that Masterson attempted to shoot lier. A Week ago, she said, he beat her black and blue and took $300 and a gold watch from her. In the woman's possession was found loving let iers from Masterson in which he speaks of h**r as the only woman he ever truly loved. Mrs. Hopkinson is a blonde about twenty-seven years old and claims to be married. Jealousy is at the bottom of the trouble. A prominent New York business man, said to be Geo. Carlysle Warner, is mixed up in the affair. Masterson is a married man. DISASTROUS WRECK ON THE “Q ” Three Trainmen Killed Near Wyanet and Eleven Cars Demolished. Galesburg, 111., May 12.—The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy sustained, at 9:30 o'clock Friday evening at the derailing switch near the west end of the main bureau bridge, the worst wreck that it has had for years. The place is about four miles from Wyanet. Before this there has been two or three wrecks at this point, and no clear explanation has ever been given of the cause, but Hie one last night eclipsed them all in its extent and fatalities. Train No. 94, running between Galva and Aurora, met the accident. Conductor Parker was in charge. S. A. Adams of Aurora was the engineer, James Maddock of Aurora the fireman, and Herb Mott of Galena head brakeman. Adams, Mott aud Maddock were all on the locomotive. As the train drew near the derailing switch for some reason the engine on passing over tin* switch left the track and ran along the ground for about one hundred feet, when it tipped over. The train was running rapidly at the time and the momentum of the cars urged them forward against the locomotive. The first ear was driven into the cab of the engine, demolishing its sides, pinning the brakeman and fireman tightly against tne boiler-head and instantly killing them. The engineer was hurled from the cab a few yards distant, and as he fell a car toppled over on him. causing instant death. The work of ruin went on until eleven ears were off the track, eight of them being totally wrecked. Five were filled with hogs, the greater number of which were killed outright. Four contained grain, one old junk, and one butter, eggs, etc. To add to the horror of the situation the flying ears had knocked down a telegraph-pole, breaking and commingling the wires so that the trainmen had to go to Wyanet, four miles distant, in order to reach the city by wire. Word was received here about eleven o’clock that night and the wreeking-car was at once sent to the scene of the accident. The accident has been one of the leading themes of conversation among railroad men since it occurred. The opinion prevails at Galva that the heavy rains of the afternoon and evening had caused the track to settle on one side in the vicinity of the derailing switch and that this caused the accident. Tile loss is thought to be less than $50,000. Every tissue of the body, every bone, muscle and organ is made stronger and more healthful by the use of Hood's Sarsaparilla. To Succeed the Late* Samuel J* Randall. Philadelphia May 12.—Hon. Rich ard Yaux was nominated for congress by the democratic convention this morning to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel J. Randall. The special election in the third district will ta' Held May 20. Vaux is a native of this city and was born iii 1816. During Yan Buren’s administration he acted as secretary of the American legation at London. No table should be without a bottle of Angostura Bitters, the world renowned Appetit of exquisite flavor. Beware of counterfeits. THE FIRE FIEND. saying he was wanted there for larceny] His wife caused him to be brought into court on a writ of habeas corpus this morning. He was discharged because there was no warrant issued for his arrest as the law requires. SIGNED THE LAST TWO BILLS. What the “Good Time Bill" Hill Do for the Prisoner. [Special to The Hawk-Eye. j Des Moines. May 12.—Governor Boies to-day signed the last two bills passed by the legislature and has. all told, approved one hundred and thirty-six acts, has not vetoed any, although he had held some in his office longer than any governor heretofore, having, on the "good time bill,*’ which he signed to-day, very nearly reached the constitutional limit of thirty days. The bill signed to-day for allowing prisoners a good time is veay sweeping in its character. Under its provisions the convict gains one month the first year, two months additional the second, three months the third, four months the fourth, five months the fifth, six months the sixth year. If lie gains all his good time he really serves but four years and three months. This increases the good time about twenty per cent over the present up to six years; after that he is given half of every year for every year he serves. If sent for twenty-five years he would only serve thirteen years and nine months. Owing to the length of time the government had the matter under consideration it was expected he M ould veto the measure. Supreme Court Derisions. [Special to The Hawk-Eye. j Des Moines, May 12.—The judges* of the supreme court filed the following decisions this morning: R. E. Taylor, appellant, vs. Bother E. Taylor, appeal from Buchanan district court. John J. Ney, judge. Reversed. State of Iowa vs. Frank Sterrett, appellant, appeal from Washington district court, W. ll. Lewis, judge. Opinion by Rothroek. Modified and affirmed, and term of imprisonment in penitentiary reduced to six months. State of Iowa vs. Robert J. Perregu. Union district court. Hon. P. J. Henry, judge. Opinion by Gwen; reversed; new trial ordered. Frank C. Eisner, appellant, vs. W. L. Shergley; appeal from Jackson district court: C. M. Watterman, judge. Opinion by Granger: affirmed. Isaiah Stanhope vs. C. G. Swafford. L. G. Swafford appellants, appeal from Buchanan district court, Hon. J. J. Ney judge. Opinion by Beck; affirmed. Des Moines* Boodlers. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, May 12.—There is nothing new in the boodle case tiffs morning, excepting that ex-Alderman Hammer has decided to refund to the city the $300 drawn by him on the order upon Treasurer Shope. Ile will present it to the council at its meeting to-morrow. The $1,200 drawn by four aldermen on the Johnson wurrnt was refunded to F. M. Hubbell a week ago. The grand jury is probing the matter to the bottom and will probably not present any of the indictments until all are. made out and returned together. Supposed Burglars Caught. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Atlantic, la., May 12.—Two young men named Irvine and Burns were arrested here to-day charged with being implicated in the recent burglaries at Fort Dodge, Marshalltown and LeMars. They are thought to be members of a regularly organized gang of burglars. Sheriff Adams, of Fort Dodge, will be here to-morrow to identify them. Crushed by a Railway Train. Dubuque, May 12.—Saturday evening at six o’clock the Chicago, Milwakec and St. Paul train struck a buggy at the Main street crossing at Decorah, Iowa. In the buggy were Miss Alice Glover, Mrs. Aaron Sheets, her daughter and son. All were thrown out. Miss Glover had a leg and an arm broken and received other injuries which will prove fatal. The other occupants of the buggy were also seriously injured. The buggy was broken into splinters. A Notorious Burglar Caught. Ft. Dodge, la., May 12.—One of the most desperate gangs of burglars which ever operated in this section has been broken up by the arrest of the leader, a man named Morgan. Morgan was caught in the act of tapping a till iii broad daylight and has been identified as the man who went through tile Hartley express office last week. His connection with previous burglaries was proved by incriminating letters found in his pocket. Meeting of the Ancient Grand Court. Keokuk, May 12.—The most ancient grand court of the H. of J. xviii convene in this city in the hall of Star Lodge No. 5, A. F. <fc A. M., Wednesday, in its fifth annual session, with Mrs. Susan White, most ancient grand matron, of Des Moines, presiding. Delegates will be present from Des Moines, Oskaloosa. Cedar Rapids and Muchakinock. Two Lives Lost In a Conflagration at Campbellton, Ontario. Campbellfoep. Ont., May 12.—A 4n^ll dwelling occupied by a family tamed NVynn burned this morning. William Wynn, aged thirteen, and grandmother Catherine Sonic, burned to death. Ths woman was eighty years old and helpless. The boy lost his life while attempting to save her. Barn and Stock Burned. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Bushnell. May 12.—A barn containing a quantity of grain and hay and six-head of horses on the Coleman farm, three miles northeast of this city, was burned late last night. Accidents at Creston. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Creston. May 12.—Mrs. Derr, wife of cx-Representative George Derr, was thrown from a horse yesterday and had a leg broken and an ankle dislocated. The residence of J. H. Duggan, division superintendent of the “Q.” was struck by lightning this morning, family were away from home, house was but slightly damaged. The The Victims of Longue Fonte Fire. Montreal, May 12.—The work of removing the debris from the ruins of the Longue Pointe Asylum is still in progress, but only the charred remains few bodies have been recovered their identification is impossible, safe has been taken out and most of records found intact. Distillers After Business. Mason City, la.. May 12.—Since the full text of the original package decision was made known this section has been flooded with circulars from Illinois, Min nesota. Missouri and Indiana distilleries Petitions also are now in circulation asking congress for relief. of a and The the ANSWERED DEATH’S GALL. General Julius White, ex-Mlnister to the Argentine Repablic De:**}, Chicago, May 12. — Gen€h&| Julius White, ex-minister to the Argentine Republic. died at his residence at South Evasion this morning of dropsy. General White rendered conspicuous service in the union army during the late war. Judge Geo. M. Sabiu Dead. j San Francisco, May 12.—Judge Goo. M. Satffn, United States district judge of Nevada, died here this morning. A Millionaire Lumberman Dead. Baraga. Mich.. May 12.—Thomas Nester, the millionaire lumberman, died this morning of apoplexy, aged fifty-five years. IN HONOR OF SHERIDAN. A Prominent Physician Suicides. Eaton, O., May 12.—Dr. A. C. Hawly, a prominent physician this place, yester-eommitted suicide by shooting. A note left by him said he had taken a dose of morphine. A handsome complexion is one of the greatest. charms a woman can possess. Pcnaoni’s Complexion Powder gives it. A Wholesale Grocer Assigns* New York, May 12.—John B. Becker, a wholesale grocer, made an assignment to-day. His liabilities and assets are estimated at $700,000. An Association Formed to Erect a Moon meat in Union Park. Springfield, DL, May 12.—The secretary of state has issued a license for the incorporation of the Philip H. Sheridan Monument association at Chicago to erect a statue in Union park to the memory of General Sheridan. The incorporators are Joseph H. Wood, E. A. Blodgett, Richard S. TuthilL James McMullin, and others. BID BUSINESS FOR BRAZIL. Italy May Attempt Bulldozing! Taeties Toward the Republic. to Stanley and Tippoo Tib. I have information which, if published, would create a great sensation. Stanley will be the first tD stir up the people against me. SHORT ARD RAILROAD MATTERS. The Council Met Last Nil suant to Call. The United States Credited by France With an Intention to Interfere— Germany Working With England—Gladstone's Speech. London, May 12.—The Debuts, a leading Paris newspaper, ridicules the explanation said to be advanced by the United States secretary of the navy that the squadron of evolution is ordered from European waters to improve its discipline, relaxed by frequent communication with shore and indulgence in the pleasure of the agreeable Mediterranean station. The officers and men have not beeu favored in this respect more than has been customary, and other reasons, tile French journals think, must be sought for. The wish is probably father to the thought that the squadron is sent to Brazil in view of the threatened complications between the new republic and Italy. The Figaro maliciously hints that the latter power is being egged on by Germany. The number of Germans in Brazil has been lessened by the return of many who were engaged in commercial enterprises there, and who look to their native government for compensation for tile disturbance to their business. The agricultural colonists, on tile contrary, have remained, and appear to be content with their lot. They constituted the bulk of the settlers there of German descent, but the representatives of capital invested in trade at the large ports have considerable influence, and their complaints will probably cause much embarrassment for Brazil. As Italy ha- a grievance against the South American power, it will be better to allow her to take tile initiative. and then excuses will not Im* lacking for Germany to sustain the Italian demands. The principal one will he the threatened ruin to the German rubber manufacturing industry by the advance in the raw material and the alleged favoring of United States dealers in that respect. France would witness with the greatest complacency any attempted bullying of Brazil by Italy, confident that the United States, as shown by its late election, will warn any European power against unwarranted hostilities in tim Western Hemisphere. The Railroad Commissioners Coming to Burlington. ^Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines. May 12.—The railroad commissioners left here this evening for Burlington, where they will hear arguments and investigate the complaints tiled with reference to the refusal of the roads to establish joint rates. +■ Auii Adopts a Bad Measure lief of the Valley Street Owners—An Ordinance t he License of Circuses. for A Village Almost Destroyed by Fire. Berne, May 12.—The village of Tiefen-kasten, iu Canton Graubunden. was almost completely destroyed by fire. Caprivi’s Brilliant Debut. London, May 12.—Tin* Hominy Post's Berlin correspondent says:    "By to-day's speech in the reichstag Von Caprivi passed with one bound to the first rank of European statesmanship. The. opinion universally expressed in tile lobbies was that in comparison with his predecessor he has nothing whatever to fear.    His speech was an intellectual treat. His whole bearing and especially his strength revealed by his conciliatory manner towards the opponents showed nobility of nature, high integrity and clearness of purpose. The emperor and Europe are to be congratulated." Stanley is Wearied. London, May 12.—Stanley, in an interview to-day regarding the German movements in Africa, said he was wearied by England's apathy in regard to the operations being carried on by the Germans. If England continued to remain inactive the Germans would secure a paramount influence in Africa. The emperor and the fatherland, Stanley said, are backing Major Wissmann and it is impossible for him to fail in the undertakings to advance the German interests in Africa. A Challenge to Box. London, May 12.—Frank Slav in, the Australian pugilist challenged Corbett to box in London for one thousand pounds a side, to which the Pelican club will add one thousand pounds. Germany Working With England. Berlin, May 12.—During the debate on the East Africa credits iii the reichstag to-dav Baron Von Marschall explained that the mission of Emin Pasha in Africa on the part of the Germans would be confined to establishing friendly relations with those tribes in the interior who are within the German sphere of interest and to estimating the cost of eventually forming some fortified stations in the interior. Iii the negotiations with England, regarding the boundaries of their respective possessions in Africa, the predominating wish of Germany was to go hand in hand with England and to cultivate the common interests of both countries. The object was not to acquire as much territory as possible, but to keep together what was naturally connected by a course of water ways as a means of communication. On this point Germany was prepared to come to an understanding with England. Official* Removed for Cause. Constantinople, May 12.—Djevdet Pasha, minister of justice, and the governor of Constantinople, were removed, owing to the protests of Germany and England against their conduct in the Moussa Bey and other cases. Vienna Bankers Suspend. Vienna, May 12.—The newspaper.-announce the suspension of Bonus & Lang, bankers. The assets are five million florins, liabilities, seven million florins. Gas Works Employees Gone on a Strike. Hamburg, May 12.—Men employed in the gas works here have gone on a strike. GLADSTONE ON FREE TRADE. Charged With Forgery. Primghar, lo., May 12.—Louis Hendrickson, a sixteen-year-old farm hand employed by George Brown, living south of this city, has been bound over to the grand jury on a charge of forgery. He is accused of having forged his employer's name to a draft filched from a letter and of having had the draft cashed. Forty-Five Fines Levied. Sioux City, Iowa, May 12.—During the term of the federal court which closed Saturday evening forty-five violators. the international revenue laws wer<esj&|fed $100 each. - | ^ Killed in a Wreck. Chattanooga. Tenn.. May 12.—An engineer, two firemen, and two brakemen were killed by a collision of two freight trains, on the East Tennessee, Mast Not Collect Extra Fare. Jefferson, Mo., Max 12.—The state board of railroad commissioners to-day rendered an important decision to the effect that hereafter the practice must be abandoned of collecting extra fare from passengers who fail to buy ticket- where extra fare is in excess of the statutory rule. A #3 Rate Announced. Kan.-a - City. May 12.—The Missouri Pacific this evening announced a 83 rate from Kansas City to St. Louis. Charles Randolph Turns Up. Chicago. May 12.—Charles Randolph, ex-secretary of tin* board of trade, who has boon missing several weeks, lias turned up in Portland. Oregon. A letter received from him to-day announces Li-intention of remaining in Portland permanently. Ile said nothing to his family on leaving, knowing they would opi>os«> the move. Three Thousand Men Strike. Pittsburg, May 12.—Three thousand employes of the National Tube Works company, at McKeesport. Pennsylvania, struck to-day for a ten per cent advance in wages. All departments closed down except the puddling and roiling stock. Chairman of the Democrat ic Caucus. AN ashington. May I?.—Tin* caucus of democratic senators to-day elected Senator Gorman suecossor to Senator Beck as permanent chairman. An Oil Broker Fails. Pittsburg, May 12.—Harry Smith, the oil broker, failed to-dav and 78,(UM) barrels of oil were sold on exchange for Ii is account. The shortage is small. Much in Little, I. A. Baker, editor of the Maroa (111.) Times, has been missing since May 7. Lieutenant Edwin Weeks committed suicide at San Antonia. Texas. yesterday. The Louisiana legislature convened yesterday. News comes from Wiesbaden that Richard Crocker is better. VICTIMS OF ABSENTMINDEDNESS. Bride. A Bridegroom Who ffargot His Didn't Remember the Sex. “Never xv;is absentminded in my life*" said the little man, '.rho togged nervously ut his bristling mustache. “But my father had one of the xvorst cases I ever hoard of. He was a man who used the good old fashioned birch generously. To add to the good effect of the punishment he used to send us out to cut the switch. If it xvas not ti good one. ho sent us back for another. Once he sent me on one of these melancholy errands, and as my offense had been playing ‘hookey’ from school for three days I was in no hurry to return for my punishment. When I came in the room he xvas pacing thoughtfully up and down the room. “ ‘James,' he said. ‘I am glad you have come. I wanted you for something, but it has slipped my mind. I xxiii recall it in a moment.’ Anil I discreetly backed out of the r<x>m with my birch behind me, and tossed it over the fence. That was the last I heard of that switching.” Council Chamber, Burlington, Iowa, May 12. I The city council met in special pursuant to call, Mayor Duncan ing. Present:    Aldermen Mercer, Winter. Boun. Fawcett, Steimke and BiauL The clerk read the call forth* in which the following were stat reasons thereof: “To amend the ordinances so circuses and shows art* concerned, consider an ordinance re-establish! grade of Valley street.” In accordance with tiffs an a xva> read, entitled "An Ordina Amend an Ordinance entitled ‘An nance Requiring Persons Carry!’ Certain Business in this City to License and to Pay Certain Sums for. and Affixing Penalties for the tion Hereof.'" The proposed ordinance repeals IO of the old ordinance and enacts thereof the following: Sec. IO. All proprietors, keepers hi bi tors of theaters, concerts, muse1 legerdemain, or other perforata show of any kind, or place of amuse shall pay a license as follow-:    Each ens or menagerie shall pay not less fifty nor more than one hundred and dollars for each day’s exhibition, i discretion of the mayor: and for side show in connection therewith dependent thereof, shall pay ten for each day's exhibition. For each cert, theater, museum or show of kind not otherxvi>e heroin provide exhibiting iii any building, tent or other than a regularly licensed house. *diull be paid not less than live more, than ten dollar- for each dqy’s hibitipm provided that w hen a lie for a w»;uV Or a month is desired the shall not be les- than twenty dollars, more than fifty dollars per month, in discretion of the mayor. Each street hibitor or performer shall not pay than one nor more than five dollars day in the discretion of tin* mayor. The ordinance wits given its first ii ing in full by the chair, the rule pended, the ordinance read the sec and third times and adopted. Alderman Bonn presented the ]>eti of W. ll. Grupe and others, reside and property owners on Valley st praying for tile re-establishment of grade of tHat street, as, if tin* street w< filled to grade their property would about two and one-half feet below t grade. City Engineer Steyh lining call upon to give his views, said the least. OI joetionahle wax of granting the reli prayed for was tochange the establish grades as to make tile north side of t street, from Boundary street to Wood lawn avenue, one foot lower than t south side. By this and by lowering sidewalk three inches, the proper! would be left only nine inches below th* grade. Ile presented an ordinance accordance with the above suggests which was read in full, the rules suspended, the ordinance read tin* second] and third times and adopted. THE RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. Complaint this City of Burlington To-Day. Th® "Case of suspended judgment,” said some one, softly. “My brother.” continued the first speaker, "was as bad as my father. He lix-es in a New England town, and he went to Boston once to transact some business which would occupy two days. At the end of four days he had not returned. His wife’s anxiety was relieved on that day by p. telegram, which read: ‘What did I come to Boston for? Have been trying to remember for three days.’ “ ‘Real estate,’ telegraphed his wife. ‘Of course,’ came back the answer.” “That reminds me,” said one of the party, "of a friend of .nine. He was a laxvyer in a small town, and frequently after working late at night at his office would sleep on a comfortable lounge which he had in a back room. When he was married there was a wedding breakfast at the bride's home and the couple were to start on an evening train for a wedding trip. H had to run around to his office for a few moments, having forgotten some little tiling which had to be attended to. Tho hours xvent on and H  failed to return to his bride. When train time came and no bridegroom appeared every one was thrown into a panic. "The bride fainted, and the spread like wildfire in the little that n  had abandonded his and fled the town. The oui v one Virginia and -Georgia at a tunnel, four miles from here this morning. The accident was caused by a misunderstanding of running orders._ Committee Meeting Postponed. Washington, May 12.—The meeting of the executive committee of the republican national committee which was to have been held here to-day was again postponed, this time indefinitely. The reason given for postponement is the absence of First Assistant Postmaster Genera! Clarkson. ie from itly cured b; ache Powders. influenza or colds sr Hoffman’s Harmless Head-At Henry’s. Discharged from Custody. Chicago, May 12.—Judge McConnell Under the Wheels. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Bushnell, III., May 12.—While attempting to board a Wain at Abingdon, this morning, Mr. Charles Torrence slipped and fell under the cars and was killed instantly. _ First Page.—state and General Setts. Second Page—Editorial and Political. Third Page.—Borne Se**. Fourth Page.—Sporting and Financial and Markets. He Believe* it is Destined to Heroine Universal. London. May 12.—Gladstone spoke at the Cobden club to-night. He said free traders must recognize with great disappointment hoxv much ground was lost by their doctrine xvithin the last twenty-five years. Militarism which lay like a vampire oxer Europe was responsible for ranch of the mischief, but not for all because free trade receded in countries where militarism did not prevail, in the United States and in the British colonies. Protection applied now in America, not only to goods but to persons, as instanced by the treatment of the Chinese. The great republic ne\*er accepted the doctrine of free trade. At one time there had been a qualified progress toward them: but this being checked, the opinion became actually retrogressive. Still the growing, strengthening actixity and clearness of conviction of free trade in American parties gave a favorable promise of ultimate triumph at the poles. On looking ox’er ihe world the prospects for free trade were certainly not encouraging. This state of opinion had emboldened th** champions of protection, long lurking in their holes, to venture out and renew the struggle under the name of fair trade. Regarding bi-metallism Gladstone said it was a movement in the direction of protection. Since the adoption of free trade the wages of the laboring men had improved fifty per cent. England was working out a great social and economic problem for the benefit of the world. He was confident free trade, though temporarily discredited, was destined to become the universal charter of trade and would obtain a general acceptance in civilized nations. news toxvn bride who teemed not to suspect him was tho bride. She, hoxvever, only shed tears, refusing to listen to any condemnation of her missing husband, but declining to offer any suggestions. Finally she could stand the strain no longer and p< ■-ted her father to H 'ti office. II had gotten deep into his work and was just on the point of going to sleep on his lounge. He was so ‘broken up’ over his cruel blunder EMIN PASHA S SENSATION. Three Convicts rwhh te Ae Flww St. PETEB8*mBfi. May ll—Alexander prison at Three The Statement Made by Emin Pasha in Reference to Stanley and Tippoo Tib. Cairo, May 12.—A letter from Emin Pasha* dated Bagamayo, March 31, says: When I left the hospital I found myself between English and Germans. My dote return to the heart of Africa in that he xvas ashamed to face any one bnt his wife, and extended his two mouths' wedding trip over a year. They made one of the happiest couples in the world, but to this day his wife has to find his hat for him and remind him what he wants to do when he leaves the house.” “A singular case, but one which could hardly* be called absent mindedness,’’ said another of the little group, “is that of C , the stock broker, (hi tho morning on which^his first baby was bora he came on the floor with a radiant face. Catching sight of me, he rushed up and said, with a beaming smile arid joyous eye: “ ‘Congratulate me, old man; I’m the happiest father in New York city. There never was such a handsome baby bom before.’ “ ‘I do congratulate you, Harry, old man,’ I answered, as he squeezed my hand warmly. ‘Boy or girl? “He looked at me for a moment, and then a wave of blank despair went over his face. “ im be hanged if I know,’ he said. “C disappeared from the floor, but in a couple of hours I felt some one nearly jerk my arm from its socket. “ ‘It’s a boy,’ cried C , gleefully. ‘I went home to find out.' "—New- York Tribune. Will Hear flu Shippers in Complaint. The state railroad commissioners left Des Moines last evening and xviii arrive in the city this morning to hear the complaint filed against the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern by Burlington shippers. The commissioners have been tendered the use of the Commercial Club parlors for their sitting and tin* hearing will Im* given at nine o'clock tiffs morning. Tin* foiiowimr is the complaint filed. Burlington, la.. May 7. To tin* Honorable Board of Railway Commissioners:    The    Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern company are discriminating against the undersigned shippers of Burlington by charging a higher rate for tin- trails [Mutation of freight from Burlington to all points on their line of road north of Cedar Falls, thail they are charging for transportation of fn-isrht from St. Louis, as shown by tin* copy of tin* Burlington. Cedar Rapids and Northern railroad local distance tariff, number 2751. giving rates now charged from Burlington, and the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern railway tariff, number 2740, from St. Louis (via Burlington) to ail points on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern railway, here wit ii attached. We therefore pray that your honorable body will, under the aet of the twenty-second general assembly, in relation to preventing unjust discriminating (known a- House File 373) establish reasonable rates that the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railroad company may charge for transportation of freight over their lines of road in the state of Iowa.” Signed by, Chittenden A Eastman, L. H. Drake, S. It. & I. C. McConnell. Cha-. SCHMIDT. Robt. Donahue, Brooks, Smith & Ii a v lor. Embalming BukialCase Co.. John Blat'L A Sons. particular discrimination «*om-of i> that the Burlington, Cedar and Northern is the only road in Iowa which ha- not voluntarily made joint rates, and that by reason of such refusal the complainants are obliged to pay higher rates from Burlington to pointe in Iowa, north of Cedar Falls, than shippers from St. Louis or Illinois points, double tilt* distance, are charged. As an instance of this i- the following: Hates via IL C. it. A N. railway. Firs' Fourth Hiles. Class. Class. Burlington to Northwood. Iowa..................... SB Sir Sic 8t. tem is to North wooii, Iowa...................... 442    40c    17e And the rates by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy tariff to points equally distant on the Iowa Central are but thirty-five cents first-class. The Burlington shippers have not engaged any one to argue their ease for them. they will content themselves with presenting the plain statement of facts to tile commissioner*. to had Some days, cigarettes, mother In As he coni grew upon could not cl affect his “Why/ when you i tor "O, I cool could not get went wild: else. That suspect me, stead of spot cigarettes, excess altl me. Then I of a sudden? ” His disease the legs, and Cornelia cont!! "During all forgot what rible condition. warn all boys ♦lays before he itedside and said not lived in vi are still alive we ing and death.” There is no on dangerous as cl nicotine in the the loose tobacco, tm end, but is taken, luted, into th poison in the the tobacco whiel and is ruining tim other pale-faced The plained Rapid* of The Ladies Delighted. The pleasant effect and the perfect safety with which ladies may use the liquid 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.—StaFte and General Jefes. Second Page.—ai tor ut I and Political. Third Page.—Horne J tars. Fourth Page.—Sporting and Financial Jars and Markets. Extract” for the blood for a two-pound package A SufifSdui Vin** tea I#*. One of the choicest musical programs ever rendered in the <ity xvas the one given lii-t evening at the residence of Mr*. E. D. Rand. Mr*. C. C. Clark opened the program with Joseffy'-ever-welcome “Mill.” She played it in a characteristic finished style. The second number wa* a vocal duet. “Maying.'’ by Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Rand which was exceptionally well done and proved a surprise. Mr. Rand making hi* debut a** a singer. Mi-* Anna Failor played Gottschalk's La*t Hope and Tremolo splendidly. Her Alfred Sommer'* cello numbers, Andante, by Strousbery, and The Wanderer. by Liebrock. were exceedingly enjoyable and given in a truly musieianaly manner. The Ckillian Quartette contributed one of their highly enjoyable numbers, “Home Sweet Home.” Mr. C. C. Clark heightened his already excellent repute^ tion by singing magnificently, "Even the Bravest by Gounod. To the sixth number on the program we shall have to accord the prize of the evening. This being Miss Francis H. Wyman’s first appearance since her return from abroad, we expected a great deal and received Col. Woodford fail C. T. U. in Mont The Maryland $250 a high ll The wife leading a women of that The use of intoxiea cause of ninety per ca ing before the poll York city. The assistant atter sas is a woman, and better lawyer than ti himself. John G. Whittier f men: “Identify yours some righteous unpop The supreme court cided that women are signatures to petition shop are to be counted The bill granting rn women was rejected lr, house. Though woflr so wisely in the Bostoi they are to be stllt'di political privilege; ' The report of Creal lor of the exchequer si crease in the consump in that country. The taken in 1889 is thirty during the previous ye has tried the license * hundred years. Collector Beard, of J woman has just as nm vote as a man, it is i whether the majority is a question of whelk mauds it. It is said ,<j men will vote. I have to do with Irish peopk e rally found the worn® gent and competent 0 mafia better use of wit as nilling to trust jf Patricks." re your grocer til • of locale Flakes, Bai [BUBO, May in ;