Burlington Hawk Eye, May 15, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

May 15, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 15, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THEESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.) BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1890- (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. Senator Teller Talks Earnestly in Favor of the Bill. The Tariff Bill in the House—The Bill for the Establishment of Agricultural Sub-Treasuries—Rook Island's Public Building^. Washington*, May J 4.—-After some discussion on the liquor bill, Plumb desired to know what the question was before the senate, and was informed by the vice president there was no question pending. Ile then demanded the regular order, and when Hoar desired to make some further remarks, Plumb objected and insisied on tim regular order. This was resented by Hoar, who remarked he had never seen such an exhibition of boorishness before. “Then you never look into a glass." was the retort of Plumb. Edmunds introduced a bill to establish a university of the United States and had it referred to a select committee. Mr. Hoar, a member of the judiciary committee, explained that the bill was rendered necessary by the late decision of the supreme court. He fully concurred in the purport of the bill, but supported the principle of the court’s opinion extended to other than distilled spirits, (to opinion for instance,) and he preferred that the bill should have applied to all articles of which the states might desire to prohibit the sale. However, in order not to delay action in the matter, he had assented to the report of the bill. Mr. Edmunds, also a member of the judiciary committee, expressed the same idea. The silver bill was then taken nj) and Teller addressed tin* senate. He spoke of the bill as relating to perhaps the most important question that has been presented to the senate since the demonetization of silver in 1873, if it could bo truthfully said that the question was ever presented to the senate. Ile disclaimed any anxiety or any especial interest in promoting the juice of silver and except, that silver was an American product, therefore every American ought to have an interest in advancing its price, d in* people of Colorado had comparatively little interest in the advancement of the jiricc of silver because, although they jinni need one-sixth of all tho silver in the world, they did not depend ujioii I he silver product, and very shortly other interests of the state would far outweigh the interest of silver produet ion. The silver product of the United States (50,OOO.OOO ounces last year) was insignificent in comparison with the great interests of the country that were involved in the rehabitation of silver as a money metal. It would not do to say “the silver barons of tin* west/’ were demanding it, or that its demand was in the interest of choaj) money. It was demanded in the interest of humanity, in tin* interest of civilization, in the interest of progress, in the interest of the whole human race. Ile criticized the Windom bill and said lie could not see what t In* purpose and objeel of that scheme was. That scheme met the approval of the gold mono-metallists everywhere, and that was reason enough to warrant the susjiicion that it was a trojan horse. Of the hill reported from the finance committee he said it was founded on the same system of financial policy, and there was some philosophy in it, but it did not propost* to list* silver as money. Its fundamental idea was (as in tin*other bill), that silver was a metal and nothing cist*. Teller went on to speak of tin* silver plank in the national rejmblican platform as promising full recognition of silver money, and said the plank was inserted in recognition of the universal demand of the country for the use of silver as money, and he would insist upon it> observation, whether it parted him from the administration or not. Did the pending bill he asked recognize silver in accordance from the platform? He thought not. Without concluding his speech Teller yielded to a motion lo go into executive session. When the door reopened the silver bill was laid aside informally until to-morrow, and t In* senate proceeded to the business on tin* calendar, and alter passing several bill adjourned. only enough produce to meet the people's wants and thereby get fair prices. Mr. McCune proceeded to explain the process of the plan proposed to regulate the issue of produce certificates. He said that the necessity for excluding imports of agricultural products was obvious, if the quality of certificates was to be preserved. The certificates would constitute the soundest and best currency in the world. Probably not one-half of the 850,000,000, the appropriation asked for to put the new machinery in action would be required, but the sum should not be absolutely fixed at the minimum, as in time, it would be necessary to extend the system to include all of the products of labor not covered by patents. In conclusion McCune said that the National Alliance had not sentont a single printed petition and the house petitions and demands now pouring in upon congress were the spontaneous offerings of the farmers of the United State, who were convinced that they knew -what they wanted and were going to have it. Mr. Flower, in commenting upon the argument, said the farmer would do well to manage his domestic affairs without government interference. The currency system of tin* present was wrong. The government had not managed it properly and could not do so. It had taken from states the right to issue currency, although it was itself no judge of the needs of the people of the states, and their people wen; the best judges. The hearing will be continued io-inor-row. GENERAL- WASHINGTON" NEWS. Railroad Alen Before the Senate Cora inittee. Washington, May 14.—A number of prominent railroad men were, before the senate committee on commerce to-day to express their views upon the several bills referred to it, intended to compel railroad companies to equip their freight ears with power brakes and automatic couplers. Liquor Importation Bill Calendared. Washington. May 14.—Among the bills reported in the eenate today and placed on the calendar were the senate bills subjecting imported liquor to the provisions of the laws of the several states. In connection with the latter bill Wilson, of Iowa, who reported it from the judiciary committee, said he would ask the senate to take it up for consideration at an early day. Vinegar Maker* Dissatisfied. Washington, May l l.—A delegation of vinegar makers, among whom were Paul Botchnor of Chicago, and A. <4. Baden of Milwaukee, aj>peaced before the ways and moans committee to-day to request that that section of the internal revenue portion of the tariff bill be stricken out. This section repeals the law allowing vinegar to be made from alcoholic vapor. Nominated by tho President. Washington, May l l.—The president to-day sent to the senate, among others, the following nominations:    Pension agents—Win. S. Osborne, at Boston; John O. Currier, at San Francisco. Register of land office—John J. Nesbitt, at North Pl atte, Nebraska. Receivers of public moneys—Robert C. Boyd kin IT, at Ashland, Wisconsin: David E. Bomgartnor, at McCook. Nebraska: Alison S. Baldwin, at North Platte. Nebraska. IN THE HOUSE. Representatives Continue the Consideration of t li«- Tariff Bill. Washington. May 14.—On motion of Morrill, of Kansas, the house insisted upon its amendment to the senate dependent pension bill and a conference was ordered. The house then went into committee of the whole on the tariff bill. Various amendments looking to tho reduction of the duty on earthen, china, and glassware was made on the democratic side, but mot with no success. in tin* course of the discussion on those amendments MeMillen sa iii Campbell, of Pittsburg, a glass manufacturer, asked for protection from foreign labor, while In* was charged with importing foreign labor in violation of tin* contract labor law. Mr. Bynum said Campbell had come before the ways and means committee and had a consultation with the gentleman from West Virginia (Nelson) and himself, and then had gone away and made an affidavit which was false from beginning to end. Mr. Bayne said he would take Campbell's word as soon as he would that of the gentleman from Indiana, aud he knew them both. Mr. Wilson, of West Virginia, confirmed -what the gentleman from Indiana had said. In the course of some further remarks Bynum said the committee on ways and means in the formation of its bill had closed the doors of the capital against the labor of rho country, but admitted the manufacturers. The very entrance to the capital was closed in order to keep anybody from coming in but those tho majority would allow. lr admitted tho manufacturers but if honest labor come and knocked at the door it was not admitted.    * Mr. McKinley said the imputation of the gentleman from Indiana that the ways and means committee had closed tho passage to the house in order that the majority might have a private consultation room was false. Ho did not permit any man to impute to the committee any bad motives or lack of courtesy to the majority. Tho minority of tho committee know any imputation of that kind was absolutely false. Having considered sixteen or eighteen* pages of the bill the committee rose and the house adjourned. _______ THE FARMERS* ALLIANCE; Continuation of the Arguments for Agricultural Sub-Treasuries. Washington, May 14.—-Mr. McCune, representing the Farmers* Alliance, this morning continued his argument begun yesterday before the, ways and means committee in favor of tho Pickier bill to establish sub-treasuries for the receipt of agricultural products. He was questioned by members of the committee respecting the details and probable effect of the bill. Mr. Bayne w ished to know if one effect would not be to encourage over-production. McCune replied that it would not, for just as soon as the farmers' calling became more profitable than others there would be an influx of men into that business which would result in a reaction and finally a restoration of equilibrium. Mr! Flower feared that the plan would lead to banking on live stock, iron, lead and silver ore. They were getting along now in the latter direction at the other end of the capitol. In the course of ten the fcovernmqpt would be nursing Nora ilia tion* Couiirmed. Washington, May It.—During the session to-day the senate confirmed the nominations made recently by the president of the officials of Oklahoma territory. Rock Island's Public Bfiildiug. Washington, May It.—Tho senate bill appropriating 8100.000 fora jmblic building at Rock. Illinois, was passed today. MR. CLARKSON INTERVIEWED. He Thinks the Country Would Not be Bettor Off with a Civil Service Like England's. Chicago, May I t.—In a lengthy interview to-night with a reporter for a local pa per. First Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson is quoted as saying:    “The government of tin* United States is a political, not a business machine.” The genius of our political progress, he added, lies in i he active interest taken in i he government by tho people. That this interest should be kept alive and aroused to even a greater extent than at present is most essential. The essayists who enjoy formulating theories for an ideal govern-ernmont admit their cherished systems can only rome through the political activity of the people. Mr. Clarkson thinks decidedly that this country would not be bettor off’ with a civil service like England's. What, said he, perpetuate an office-holding class, of which every i member arriving at the age of ; sixty .. shall receive a pension? ; What hum in life would be theirs j save to hang on by the easiest method ! possible. Their ambition would die for ! want of nourishment and their value to the country decrease, I believe continued si nice in the government employ is bad for any man, and after a certain period all public servants should be sent back to the people to renew Themselves. Each office should have a fixed tenure to preserve the respect of the occupant and if the occupant desires a second term let him show by his work that he is entitled to it. Sir. Clarkson would not abolish civil service examination, but thinks every man should be examined by tho official in whose employ he is to be. such a principle prevails in business, why not in the government. Mr. Clarkson asserted, in reply to a question as to the comparison of our service with that of ’ England, that tho business of our gov-; eminent is transacted more accurately I and at a lower percentage of loss than : any other public or private business in i existence.    t A Serious Charge. New York. May l l.—Thomas Ii. Mus-grave was arrested this morning at the Union League club, of which lie is a member, on the charge of sending an indecent pamphlet through the mails libeling the relatives of W. W. Astor. The name of the complainant is Augustus D. lasigi. Ile did not appear iu court when the case was called to-day and an adjournment was had until next Monday. The libelous article is in tho shape of a typewritten pamphlet and is entitled “The Statement of a Blackmailing Case.” It is remarkably sensational and very lengthy. __ A New Secret Irish Association. Montreat., May 14.—It is rumored that a new secret Irish association has been formed with its bead centers here and at Quebec. The new league is stud to already consist of ten thousand members, principally Irish and Canadians, a large number of the latter being Frenchmen. One object is to obtain money in Canada for Irish home rule, aud another to wage warfare against British rule, with the final object of separation and annexation of Canada to the United States. ___ The Kentucky Senatorship. Frankfort. Ky., May 14.—In addition to the names mentioned last night for Ulilted States senator in the democratic caucus, that of Hon. Evan E. Settle, of Owen county, was put forward. The opinion seems to be that Lindsay will be Carlisle's chief rival. IT LOOKS LUE A BK DEAL. Change of life, backache, monthly irregularities. hot flashes, are cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Free samples at J. H. Witte’s drug store_ Queen Victoria travels with seventy-two trunks. What good time the Irish baggage-smashers could have if she would only come over here I—Puck. • i     ..a.....—....... A handsome complexion is one of The Fassett Investigation in New York Suddenly Dropped. Tammany Leaders Relieved—Reports that the Committee will Not Hold Another Meeting Until Just Before the Next Election. New York. May 14.—It is believed that there will be no more meetings of the Fassett committee for some time, and it is rumored this morning that a “deal*’ has been fixed up to stop the inquiry into the affairs of the city, much to the relief of the Tammany leaders. Mr. Ivins, of the committee, one of the authors of the investigation, is going to Europe and will remain all summer. Whether Mr. Boardman will continue the investigation or not during the summer will be decided at a secret caucus w hich meets at Mr. Ivins* office this afternoon. Senator Fassett is in the city arid will attend the caucus. From a reliable source it was learned this morning that the senate committee will not attempt to stir up further trouble until just before the next election. Mr, Ivins says that important business matters in Europe had required his personal attention since last fall, but the investi-gatian prevented him from going. Matters are now iii such shape that he must go at once or be a heavy loser financially. A gentleman connected with Hie rubber trade told a reporter that Mr. Ivins had made up his business quarrel with ex-Mjayor Grace and was going to Europe to look after Mr. Grace's Peru bonds, It is hinted that there is some hitch iii fioatiiiiiig these on the London market. Whether this is true or not, Mr. Ivins has large interests in South America that eau only receive proper attention from himself. Mr. Boardman, according to the opinion of his associates, is too domineering and is therefore not likely to be allowed to conduct the investigation. “You may depend upon it there will be no investigation until just before election,*’ said an independent politician this morning. “The wife of Senator Fassett is one of the heirs of the late 'William Crocker. The large Crocker estate iii California must be divided on June 5, and for this reason Senator Fassett is going to California to protect his wife's interest.*’ Patrick McCann was busy packing up at the Mount St. Vincent Restaurant this morning and getting ready to leave in a few days in compliance with the order of Park Superintendent Parsons. McCann has lost his buoyant spirits. but has not apparently parted with any of his determination to light, not against leaving the pavilion, but the men, who, he alleges, have succeeding in making him move. He said lie he had decided to sell off his goods at auction. The sale will be made Monday in tin* cafe building, where everything in the nature of furniture about, the building xvi 11 corno under the hammer. There will be several thousand dollars worth of furniture, cutlery and table linen in the lot, and as soon as it is disposed of McCann will vacate for ever. McCann says that he has spent 828,000 in repairing and titling up the place, bitt docs not expect to realize anything like the sum he has expended. RAILROAD MATTERS. The Burlington Announce* u Big tnt in Passenger Fares. Chicago, May 14.—The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad announced to-day that next Saturday the rate to St. Paul from Chicago would be reduced to 83. The present, rate is 88 iirst-elass and 85 for second. On Saturday this basis of rates will be in effect on the majority of roads both ways between Chicago and Missouri river points and between Chicago and St.Paul. This afternoon the Milwaukee and St. Paul retaliated on the Burlington by making a three dollar rate. between Chicago and Council Bluffs, Omaha and Kansas City, and 85.20 to Sioux City, as well as making a cut to St. Paul. Th** Burlington’* Kansas City Cut Met. St. Louis, May 14.—The Missouri Pacific has met the Burlington cut to Kansas City and other western points aud has made a rate of 87.10 to Wichita, Kansas. General Passenger Agents Meet. Chicago, May 14.—Upon the request of General Passenger Agent Sebastian, of the Chicago. Rock Island and Pacific railroad, a meeting of western general passenger agents was held this morning to try and find the solution of the passenger rate com petition. As several of the roads were not represented nothing was accomplished. THE SOUTHERN METHODISTS. The Temperance Committee Presents ii Strong Report. St. Louis, Mc., May 14.—In the Southern Methodist Conference to-day the committee on temperance reported iii favor of unfermented wine for sacrament wherever practicable and approved of the resolutions introduced last week opposing all laws licensing or permitting the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage, because such laws provide fur the continuance of traffic and furnish protection against its ravages; that the proper attitude of Christians toward the drink traffic should be *411 uncompromising opposition aud voluntary total abstinanco is the sole and trite ground of personal temperance and the complete legal prohibition of traffic is the duty of the government. The report went on the calendar and will no doubt cause much debate when it comes up for consideration. POWDER FOR THE GERMAN PRESS. Emin Pasha's Demand for Seven Years* Salary and a Life Pension. London. May 14.—The demand made by Emin Pasha upon the Egyptian government for seven years’ salary as governor of the Equatorial province in Africa and a life pension is generally attributed to the influence of his German advisers and not to his own desire to make trouble, and considerable speculation is rife as to whether it will be complied with. That he is entitled to some compensation for his services and for their accompanying hardships is conceded. but the question of full payment of his salary during his term of virtual inaction, together with the bestowal of a pension, is a matter that will unquestionably be subjected to serious consideration and find strong opposition before ft is finally disposed of. The demand, however, will doubtless furnish a new and inexhaustible supply of ammunition to the German press In the warfare those journals are waging against Stanley and everything and everybody English. TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLS. Baron Rothschild at the Head of a Movement to Suppress the Evil. London, May 14.—It is only a few weeks since tim Prussian police arrested several men while crossing the frontier in Upper Siberia, accompanied by twenty handsome Russian girls. Investigation developed the fact that while the girls supposed that they had been engaged as seamstresses for tailors in Berlin, they were in real it yen route to Buenos Ayres, there to be distributed among the brothels of South America. The men are now awaiting trial, and will receive long terms of imprisonment. On the heels of this expose come developments which indicate that a similar infanftws traffic is being carried on between this country connected with the infamy, are already under arrest, and an influential committee, with Baron Rothschild at its head, has been organized to suppress the evil. Hundreds of men must be engaged in the traffic, for it has been shown that in case after case betrothal contracts, in accordance with the religious customs of the country were entered into before the victims could be induced to leave home. “ORIGINAL PACKAGES." j The attorneys for the state will resist the . motion on the ground that it is a bad j precedent to permit prisoners confined in penitentiaries to attend the trial of their BRICKMERS OK A STRIKE. The Iowa Supreme Court Defines I cases in supreme eourt. and is a danger- j One ous rule to establish. ----- the Meaning of the Phrase. IN THE REICHSTAG. General Von Moltke Urges the Passage of the Military BUI. Berlin, May 14.—During the debate in the reichstag to-day on the military bill, Count Von Moltke spoke in its support. The European situation, he declared, was always growing more difficult, and it was imperative that Germany should have a strong military system. A strong government alone would be able t-o maintain peace.    _ GOLD FEVER IN CHINA, Preparation* Being M»*le to Work a Recently Discovered Load of Great Richness. A conference was held at the Grand Pacific yesterday between two Chinese noblemen and two representatives of the mining machinery firm of Fraser & Chalmers, with the result that negotiations were formally entered into looking to the Original packages iii construction of a 300-stamp mill in the mountains of China. The magnitude of the deal may be understood when if is stated that the mill, with all its machinery and appointments, will cost not far from $4,000,000. This sum will include all preliminary expenses. The announcement that such a gigantic mill was to be built in China astounded even the members of the firm, well posted as they are in all matters pertaining to mining and mining machinery. They had no idea that there was enough gold bearing rock in China to pay for tile erection of a stamp mill of any size. They were informed by the Chinese noblemen that there has been discovered in the heart of China the richest and most extensive gold bearing lead in the world. There is an old story in Chinese history to the effect that at one time, many centuries ago, there was tremendous excitement over tile discovery of gold in the Tai-Shan. But after a time the gold gave out, and although the industrious Celestials continued to dig for several years their profits were very small. Finally the search for the yellow grains was entirely given up. The Chinese did not know very much about mining in those days. They did not know that by crushing the rocks and treating the resulting dust with chemicals the hidden gold could be released. Now they know all about the methods of gold production. Chinamen rushed to California during the gold excitement and a few years later rushed to Australia. They returned to their homes with money and knowledge. About two years ago some Chinese prospectors entered tile Tai-Shan mountains determined to find gold hearing quartz if it existed in the country. Before the first week of their search wa9 ended they found significant outcroppings. A little later they discovered the great lead which is now known to be of almost fabulous value. One of these men was Leng Chen, a man who had had considerable experience in mining and prospecting in California, and who knew the wisdom of silence. They kept very still about the find until a company had been formed and a clear title to a large tract of land secured. Some crude stamp mills were erected, and the crushing and reduction of quartz was begun. From the outset the production of gold was enormous, and it is stated that not a ton of ore has been treated that has yielded less than $700. In particular cases the ore has yielded as much as $10,000 to the ton. The news of the lucky mining venture spread rapidly iii China, but for some reason has been kept from the world. A trust, controlling about eighty miles of land in tire gold country, sent Chil Ling Kwan and Tong Sing Kou to this country to make preliminary arrangements for the purchase of the necessary machinery to begin operations on a modern and gigantic scale. When a reporter was admitted to the room the distinguished arrivals occupied he found Chu Ling Kwan attired in the full dress of a Chinese mandarin. Every garment upon him was made of the softest and shiniest of silk. Tong Sing Kou wore American dress. Tong Sing lived in America many years, and attended American schools. Ile speaks English very fluently. “Our property at one point is within sixteen miles of the sea coast,” said he, “and it is not more than twenty miles to a good port. The land owned by the lompanies is all in the county of Ning-Hoi, in the province of Slian-Tung. lf you are not familiar with the geography of China, I will tell you that the mines are on -ejpabinsula across the Corcan sea from t    insula    of    Corea    and    directly west.” Tong Sing opened a valise, unrolled a chamois skin and exhibited his specimens. “You will see.” he said, “that the gold is quite coarse in these specimens. It is not so throughout the lead. In some places ii is exceeding fine and again it is found in nuggets. The streams which mn through the mountains wash out gold and 5,OOH people make a living by cradling the sand in the bed of one river. After every heavy rain the supply of gold dust iii the river bed is replenished. I believe that in a very few years the mines will be the most valuable in the world. We contemplate erecting the finest plant in the world. There was a difference of opinion among the stockholders as to whether it would be better to erect one 300-stamp mill or three 100-stamp mills. We have asked Fraser & Chalmers to make estimates on both propositions. The stock in the mining companies is held by upper class Chinamen. Most of the stockholders are government officials, but the government of the Chinese empire does not in any way own or control the mines. The companies are essentially private corporations ”—Chicago Herald. Ah Original Package is Not Limited as to She, Quantity or Custom—A Dealer has the Right to Sell Liquors in Any Shape Imported. Des Moines, la., May 14.—There has been considerable discussion throughout the state since the decision of the United ♦States supreme court was rendered in the Keokuk liquor case as to the exact meaning of the term “original packages.” Some have held the opinion that the case containing twenty-four bottles was the original package, and not the bottles. and that therefore if a case of beer was imported it must be sold in that form. and the beer could not be sold iii sing!** bottles. Others have maintained that a bottle, or a jug. or phial, or any closed container of the interstate beverage is an original package. It is claimed, however. by good authorities that the supreme court of Iowa has already promulgated a judicial definition of the term a decision handed down in January, 1889. The court at that terra had under consideration the ease of Collins vs. Hills, et a1., appealed from Keokuk superior court, Hon. Henry Bank, Jr.. judge, and was filed January 7, 1889. The decision is found in Iowa Reports, Vol. 77, page 181. The statement of the case is as follows: This is an action in equity to enjoin the defendant from maintaining a nuisance. It is alleged in the petition that defendant kept, in a designated building in the city of Keokuk, a place in which he carried on the business of selling intoxicating liquors in violation of the laws of this state. Ou the hearing the superior court found that, at the time and place mentioned iii the. petition, the defendant kept certain intoxicating liquors, consisting of whisky and beer, and that he was then engaged in the business of selling the same; that he purehasod said liquors in the states of Ohio, Illinois and Missouri. Lind imported the same into this state. The beer, when purchased, was put tip in bottles, which were packed in cases, a certain number of bottles in each case. The only sale made by defendant was by the case: that is. the eases were not opened by him, but were delivered to the purchasers in tin* same condition in which he received them from the carrier. The whisky was also put up in bottles. One brand, purchased iii Ohio.was put lip in quart bottles, in each of which was blown the name of the manufacturer and each, when filled, was securely sealed with a metallic cap, and placed in a pastboard box. and then were packed in boxes or barrels for shipment, and were in that manner shipped to defendant. Another brand, purchased in Illinois, was put up in pint bottles, each of which when filled, was securely closed and sealed, and these were also packed in boxes or barrels for shipment, and were received by defendant, in that eondition. His sales of whisky were by the single bottle. On receiving the barrels and boxes iii which the bottles were packed, he opened the same, and placed the bottles on the shelves iii his store, and sold the same to his customers in such numbers as they required. He did not iii any instance open the bottles, or sell the liquors iii quantities less than that contained in them. When he made the purchases lie intended to sell the liquors in this state in the manner pursued by him subsequently in making the sales. Ile was not a registered pharmacist, nor did lie have a permit from the board of supervisors to sell intoxicating liquors for the purpose for which such liquors arc permitted to he sold by the statutes of the state. But the purchasers bought the liquors intending to use the same as a beverage, and that intention was known to him when he made the sale. The superior court held, in effect, that the transaction of selling the beer in the manner in which it was done was beyond the power or control of the state to permit, but was purely a matter of commerce between the states, which could be regulated only by the congress of the United States: also. that when the boxes and barrels in which the bottles of whisky were shipped to and received by defendant were opened, and they were removed therefrom. the transaction, as a matter of interstate. commerce, was fully consummated. and that subsequent dealings with the liquors were governed by the statutes of this state; and the judgment entered was iii accordance with those views.    _ Opinion or the Iowa Supreme Court. Reed, C. J.—The distinction drawn by the superior court between the different transactions does not appear to us to rest upon any sound legal principle. The liquor was in each case put up by the manufacturer or dealer in another state, with a view to sales iii that condition. The subsequent packing of the bottles in boxes and barrels was a mere matter of The Billings ease , I is doubtless the most important one that • j will be heard at this term of the court, j j The defendant is now confined at Anamosa penitentiary under sentence of life imprisonment for the murder of Comity Attorney Kingsley of Bremer county, at Waverly, in December. 1887. The case is one with which the public is familiar. There are eleven grounds for reversal set forth in the argument which Billings himself prepared in his cell at Anamosa: in fact the entire abstract prepared and tiled by the defense is the work of the eonderaed man Especial stress is laid upon the statements of Judge J. J. Ney. who presided at the trial of the ease, iii sentencing Billings. The very fir-t sentence uttered by the judge in the customary review of the evidence iii sentencing a prisoner, was, “If I were the jury trying this ease: I should render a verdict of not guilty from the evidence introduced here. Then he took up in detail the circumstances surrounding the eas** which tended to support the theory of the defendant that Kingsley attempted in murder him.    and failing in    that suicide. In the course of statement, th* judge uses the following language:    “It is possible, and barely possible, that he (Billings) might have shot Kingsley. It is within the possibilities. It is not probable. I don't think it is probable. *    -:<■ j»ut tj10 jory    has    found a verdict    upon these facts. I    don't    feel at liberty to set it aside.    But    I am    willing to have hiy sentiments and my views of I this testimony go on record and appear iii the supreme court ou his hearing, that lie may have The benefit of it. and that the supreme eourt may view the testimony presented to them in the light of my opinion of it here. If they see lit to Set aside the verdict, all right. I think, perhaps if there was no appeal, that I should set. it aside.” Following this strange statement coming from tin* presiding judge. Billings was given the limit of rile law in his rase —imprisonment for life. The r;is«> will be watched with much interest by the general public, and should Billings bi* permitted to appear in person to present his case, interest will still Im* increased. The derision of the court upon the motion for such permission w ill he made within a few davs Hundred Men Out in Des Moines and Work Blocked. Miss Glover Dies of Injuries Revolved in h Smashup — The Iowa Supreme Court — The Uuited State* Court—State New*. [Special to Tile Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, May 14.—The brick yard strikers are still out and the outcome is very uncertain. About one hundred brickmeu are now on a strike and there are only a couple of yards in operation. It is sa it! that several operators have expressed themselves as being perfectly willing to pay increased wages providing their competitors will do likewise. But that they think it unwise to vield to the demand of the strikers and run the risk of being undersold by operators paying les> wages unless all yield. On tin* other hand a number of strikers are willing to go bark to work at the old scale rather than remain idle. They have, however, formed an organi-eommitted i zation w ith regular officers. car not to approach, but did anyway, trying to cross before thtf cars which wore backing up reached them. Iowa World'ti Fair Commissioners. Des Moines. la.. May 14.—Governor lkiies to-day decided to recommend to ! the president for apiKiintraent as the Iowa commissioners to the world's fair ] Professor King, of Linn county, and W, i A. Buchanan, who is well known as the j promoter of the Sioux City corn palace. Run Over by the Train. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Boonk, May 14.—This morning (lust Luhn. an orphan hoy, while attempting to crawl into the end of a freight car to beat his way. slipped and fell, the train passing over his left leg and injuring his back. He will probably die. Appointed a Deputy State Veterinary Surgeon. ‘Special to The Hawk-Eye.} Des Moines, May 14.—The Governor has appointed L. A. Thomas, of Atlantic. deputy state veterinary surgeon. The Anti-Trimt Law. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines. May 14.—The unti-irust law go*** into effect to-day. HAWK-EYE GLANCES. WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY. \t- Marriage of a Unite*! State* Senator. Buffalo, N. Y.. May 14.—At noon today, in St. Paul's cathedral. Hon. Edward Wolcott, of Colorado, tin* youngest United States senator, and Mrs. Fram es Metcalfe Bass, daughter of the late James ll. Metcalfe, were united in marriage by Bishop Coxe. Mrs. Metcalfe was accompanied to the altar by lier son. Lyman Metcalfe Bass. and Henry R. Wolcott was best man. After the ceremony breakfast was served at the residence of Mrs. J. IL Metcalfe. Tin* newly wedded pair leave thi> afternoon for New York. They will be at home Juno 5th and 12th from 4 to 0 p. in. at 1221 Connecticut avenue. Washington. Three Throats Cut. Washington, Pa., May 11. — News reached here to-day of a triple murder Committed at Bentleyville, near here. last night. John Crouch, an aged and wealthy farmer, his wife and a grown up son. were found this morning in bed with their throats cut from ear to ear. The door of the house was standing open and tin* bedclothing, furniture and walls stapled and bespattered with blood. The scene was horrible and the news spread rapidly about the village. The murdered persons were the wealthiest in that section of country and the theory is the murder was committed to get money. Found a Bag of Gold. [Special to the Hawk-Eye.] LaHarpk, 111.. May 14.—J ostia Ii 'I'. Worrell, a wealthy old batehelor of this vicinity, died on the tub inst., ami his will has just been probated. Ile leaves a large estate to an adopted son. a “New York boy” nam bd Frederick T. S pocketer. The, young man. while rummaging around the old man's hous**, found a chest which contained $8,000 in gold. Worrell’s relations will make an effort to break the will. A Convention In Washington. Ion tended by Many Delegates. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.} Washington, Iowa. May 14.-Th** Women's General Missionary society of the T'nited Presbyterian church of North America, convened 1*11 this city last evening with an attendance of about one hundred delegates from all parts of tin* country. The president'samiual address was given by Mrs. President McMiehael. of Monmouth College. An hearty address of welcome was delivered by Mrs. Rev. I.aughead. Washington. after which an hour was spent in a social way. 'I'lii* morning session was principally taken up with the enrollment of delegates and reports from auxiliary societies, the women's board, the orphans'home and tin' Memorial hospital, located in Pittsburg. Pa. Keports to the society how a total of 7 * VI auxiliary societies, having nearly 20.000 members. The total contributions to the various benevolent objects are nearly $}o,ooo. Committees were appointed:    On nom ination':. Airs. X. Wim gart. chairman: On resolutions. Xii-.-, Pollock, chairman: On Woman's Magazine. Mrs. X. Wylie Stevenson, of Allegheny. Pa., chairman: On place of meeting. Mrs. Dr. Reid. of Pittsburg, Pa:, chairman: On memorials, Mrs. Dr. Ralph, chairman. This afternoon's session was taken up with the report of the committee on “ The Woman's Magazine," tin* organ of the society, published in Xenia. Ohio. The report shows the publication to be in a nourishing condition. Mrs. J. ti. Carson and Mrs. AV. C. Hutchison, Xenia. Ohio, presented this report. A paper on “Family Worship” was read bv Mrs. Dr. Ralph, of St. Clairsville, Ohio. A very interesting paper on “Knoxville Mission” was presented by Miss Henrietta Mason, a colored lady student from Knoxville college. Tennessee. Her paper created a great deal of interest in the work among the freedmen of tin-south. The delegates and visitors lilied the First United Presbyterian church during all the sessions. The good people, of Washington are taking good care of the delegates, some of whom are west for the first time. Sessions will con ti nim during Thursday, and many subjects of interest in connection wit ii th<* work of the church by the women discussed. The women of the United Presbyterian church are wide awake on the interests of the Kingdom of Christ. Among those in attendance are Mrs. Dr. McMiehael. Monmouth. IU.: Mrs. Dr. Reid. Pittsburg; Mrs. Stevenson, of j Allegheny; Mrs. Dr. Reynolds, of Putnam. X. Y.; Miss Taylor. Philadelphia. Pa.: Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Glasgow, of Des Moines; Mrs, Dr. Meloy. of Chicago; Mrs. J, A. Henderson. Omaha; Mrs. Shaw, Davenport:    Mr-. Dr. Carson, Xenia. O. While hunting go-1 ((dines, of Schaller, light foot, the bullet clear through and making a which nia> necessitate amputa te ha in her tai a’s Eye and Skin Ointment. A certain cur** for Chronic Sore Eyes. Tetter. Salt Rheum. Scald Head. Old Chronic Sores, Fever Sores. Erzema. Itch, Prairie Scratches, Sore Nipples and Piles. It is cooling and soothing. Hundreds of eases have been cured by it after all other treatments have failed. 25 and 50 cent boxes for sale bv all druggists. IOWA EPISCOPAL CONVENTION. fillip The Ladies Delighted. The pleasant effect and the perfect safety with which ladies may use tin* liquid fruit laxative, Syrup of Figs, under all conditions make it their favorite remedy. It is pleasing to tile eye and to the taste, gentle, yet effectual In acting on the kidneys, liver and bowels. Two Hungarians Killed. Clearfield, Pa.. May 14.—A train on the Beach Creek road wa* work run convenience in the sale and shipment of the property. When the defendant pur- | into by a local freight to-day twenty-five attics of either beer : miles from here. Two Hungarians were A Fat Men’s Club. The fat men of Brussels have just formed themselves into a club which they roundly call “Le Club des Cent Kilos,” that being the minimum weight of each member. A hundred kilos are equal to 850 pounds our weight. There are already thirty members, and on Sundays they drive out toa restaurant a little way from the town and dine together. By good cheer they attained their noble proportions, and by good cheer they mean to retain them. So far everything gone off most harmoniously, for “men who are fat and scant of breath” are proverbially good humored. It is your pale, lean man who “gets angry and breaks things.”—Once a Week. The pay roll of officers and sailors in ffie United States navy this year will amount to nearly eight millions of dollars. The feeding and clothing of die men will cost another mfflMHi and a half. This estimate doea not include the officers and men of the revenue catter service. chased one hundred bottles or whisky, he in effect purchased that j number of packages of the article, and • when he sold by the bottle the transae- j tion was of the same character. The fact j that, as a matter of convenience in handling during the transportation of the property. the bottles were packed in boxes and barrels, can make no difference as to the character, in law, of the transaction. If he had the right to bring the liquor within the state, and to sell it here, he had the right to adopt such means and mod** of shipment as best suited his convenience or interest; for. so far as we are advised, there is no regulation upon the subject of either state or national enactment. The right to buy and sell in such quantities as he chose is necessarily included in the right to buy and sell in any quantity. The right to bring it within the state by the carload is as certain as the right to bring it in by the single bottle or other package. If his interest or convenience would be better served by shipping into the state in ears fitted up with tanks, or other vessels attached to the cars, and from which the liquor must be drawn at the end of the voyage, he had the right iii the absence of statutory regulation to adopt that mode of transportation. But in that case the liquors on their arrival within the state, would of necessity be placed in other vessels than those in which they were brought within the state: and the result of the distinction would be that, while he had the right to bring them within the state, for the purpose of selling them here yet. having brought them bere in the exercise of that right, he had no right to sell them because he had adopted a mode of transportation which, although perfectly lawful, required their removal from the vessels in which they were transported. The unsoundness of the attempted distinction is shown by the absurd results to which it would lead. If he had the right to sell the liquors in lie state because the transaction of their purchase and transportation was one of national, rather than state, jurisdiction. it follows necessarily that he had the right to make the sales in whatever form or quality he -saw fit. Any other holding, it seems to us, wonid lead to results and conclusions which, owing to their absurdity, would be shocking alike to legal judgment and the common sense of mankind.  _____ THE BILLINGS CASE. killed and several serious!v hurt. William ll. Bigelow. Sup**rintrn*l**nt the Railway Mail Service, Dead. Waterville, Me.. May 14.—William n. Bigelow, the New England superintendent of the railway mail service, died yesterday afternoon. Instantly Killed. New York. May 14.—Edward Valois. an artist, whiff* attempting to l>oard a train on the New York Central railroad this morning, was instantly kill***! by one going the other way. 3Iilr»’ Nerve and Liver Fill*. An imjiortant discovery. They aet on the liver, stomach and bowels through the nerves. A new principle. They speedily cure biliousness, bad taste*, torpid liver, piles and constipation. Splendid for men, women and children. .Smallest, mildest, surest, 30 doses for 25 cents, Samples free at J. n. Witte's drug store. The Cherokee Gum minion. Guthrie. Ka?.. May 14.—The Cherokee commission met*here yesterday and determined on the course to pursue, but it is impossible to learn their conclusions. Snow in North Dakota. Minneapolis. May 14.—A Journal*-Neche, North Dakota, special -ays eight inches of snow fell there !a«t night and it is still snowing. Farmer.- are jubilant.  ________ —Have your grocer take your measure for a package of Seeale Flakes. He keeps them. l'ale Graduates. New Haven. Conn.. May 14.—Inc graduation exercises at Yale Theological Seminary was held to-day in the Battel chappel. The graduation class numbered 41.    ___ Not Entirely Disinterested- “Who is that benevolent looking man giving away marbles to boys?" “He is a clothier.” “I suppose he gives them to the lads because be is fond of young folks!'*' “Oh, no; he does it because he knows they will wear the knees of their pants out playing with them.”—Chicago Times. Interesting Statistic* Presented by Hi Ferry iii His Address. Dubuque, May i t.—Bishop Perry read his annual address before the Iowa Episcopal convention yesterday afternoon. It gives the following statistics regarding tho organization, membership and church property in the state: Bishops, I: priests. 52; deacons, 5: membership, 14.018: communicants, (>.007; churches and chapels*, TE; vested chorus, 20: value of church property, 81,271,725. Bishop Perry said that the diocese of Dubuque would t*e created within five years, as the church in Iowa has become too large for one bishopric. He predicted the failure of tin* pending parliamentary proposition for the disestablishment of the Presbyterian church in Scotland, and said Ie* expected the ultimate disestablishment of all British churches. He regarded favor-I ably the proposed revision of the West-! minster confession, as he has never yet *>f I met a Presbyterian minister who insisted j that he believed in it. Bishops Knight, of Wisconsin Talbot, of Utah and Wyoming. present.    _ Tile United States Circuit Court. [Special to Ttie Hawk-Eye.) Des Moines, May 14.—In the United Stat'*- circuit court this afternoon the ease of Rayless <fc Co., vs. Schwarts, from Keokuk, was on trial before a full bench. Judge Love being present, a motion for a new trial in the ease of Johnson vs. Henry, from Council Bluffs, was overruled. In the case of Mc Millen the motion to remand the ease was sustained. The docket this term consists largely of motions and there are very few important cast s t*> be tried. a rid were Tl»« Prisoner Graited PermiMio* to Plead His Own Case in the Supreme Coart. Bes Moines, May 14—The supreme coart haft granted the reanest of A Gift. Lady (second floor front)—What’s this? Messenger (from drug store)—Some •‘rough on rats.” Lady—Gracious alive, I didn't order any. Messenger—The m!U1 in the next room '*apr**ni** Court Decision*. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines. la., May 14.—Supreme court rulings:    Carson    and Rand Lumber Company vs. Knapp. Stout <fc Co. appellants. from Keokuk county, affirmed: Stat** vs. Le**, appellant, from Clinton countv, affirmed: Stat** v-. Oder, appellant. from Polk county, affirmed: Bailer vs. Green, appellant, from Obrien county, affirmed; Chicago and^ Northwestern Railway Company vs. Kossuth County, appellants, from Kossuth county, reversed.    _______    __ Robbed th** Road, [special to The Hawk-Eye. j Council Bluff-. la.. May 14.—Clinton L. Bartlett, local chaahier of the Burlington road, was arrested to-day for embezzling 8250 of the funds of the company. Bartlett is married and a resident of this citv. It is thought that a settlement will* be effected by his friends. The arrest caused considerable excitement and gossip. The peculations date back -ome time. A greater shortage mar vet be unearthed. Caught in an Elevator. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Sioux City. May 14.—May Cox. a stenographer, while leaving the elevator in the Bolton block was caught and badly bruised. The wonder is that she was not killed. Carelessness of the elevator bor was the cause. The Company Sued. [Special to the Hawk-Eye.] Decorah, May 14.—Miss Glover, who sustained serious injuries by the buggy she was in being run into by a freight train on a crossing of the Milwaukee road here last Saturday, died yesterday, and a suit for damage* in ten thousand dollars the railroad has been instituted. it was clearly tile fault of the Big lioR-E Shipmenrs.—Over $100,000 worth of horses were shipped from Fairfield during April. A Joint Meeting.—The Worth County Farmers* alliance aud Knights of La-Imr will hold a joint meeting at Northwood June ♦'> and 7. A Landlord Under Arrest.—Mieh-ael Hefron, a Davenport landlord, is under arrest for attempting to eject an undesirable tenant with the aid of a revolver. A Fivk-Leg«,ei» Colt. - A colt was foaled at Hospeis last week with five logs. The extra member is a for** leg. growing from the breast between the other two. Shot Himself. pliers Friday. And\ shot himself in the passing wound tion. Suicide «>f v Young Lady. At Miles, not far from Clinton, Miss Belle Crawford, the young and accomplished daughter of a family in high standing, committee suicide. No vans** is known, DERAN*.ED AND MISSING.— Charles W. Dowell, of Madison county, left Ids home Saturday evening. May 3, and has not sine** b<'en heard from, ll** is believed to la* deranged. Mr. Rowel! was atloid soldier. Distemper Axion*. Horses. - A bad distemper has been prevalent among the horses in tm* vicinity of Harlan for some time. Tho elands under iff** jaws swell, suppurate, and after breaking and discharging. the animal recovers. State Industrial Schools.—The report of the stat** industrial schools for April shows an average of 393 boys at Khlora and Iii girls at Mitehllvilh*. A warrant for 84.288 hasbeen issued by the stat** auditor for tin* .support, of the institutions. Incendiarism at Clinton. — Since January I nine barns, together with seventeen horses and two cows have been burned at Clinton. Th** fires have all been incendiary, but all efforts to catch the perpetrators have so far proved futile. His Feelings Were Iii ut.—R. II. Wolfenbcrger lias brought suit against, several parties iii Fremont county for attempting to tar and feather hint on account of some tender letters in* w rote to a married woman, whose husband objected to tin* rorresjMHHlcnee. The House Objected.—Henry Spiker, of English, Lucas county, amused himself the other day in plaguing a horse by shoving a live chicken iii its face. The horse didn't seem to enjoy the joke, and wheeling suddenly gave Henry a good, swift kick in- the stomach which will confine him to Ii is tied for sometime. Creamery Men.—An important meeting was held at Osair** Monday by eream-ery men, under tin* auspices of Dairy Commissior Tupj>er. iii which they discussed plans for a systematic organization of county creamery associations and the improvement aud betterment of tho creameries of tin* state. Several creameries ar** being built iii Buena Vista county this season. The Contest for the Temple. Dos Moines and Cedar Rapids are the only contestants so far for th** temple which th** Knights of Pythias of the state contemplate building. The former has presented plans for a $100,000edifice and the latter for on** to cost $75,000. The sealed bids of the two contesting hx*alitie«. wlil be* presented to th*: grand lodge at its next meeting at Des Moines in August. A Valuable Wallet Found.—A wallet containing a deposit cheek on a Warren county bank for $1,000 and a note for $112.50 was found under the steps of the .state house at Des Moines. A slip of palier in th*: wallet bears the name of A. P. Vansyoai, th** probable owner. It i* thought a robbery has been committed, and that the robbers, after removing the money, hid the j*ooketbook where it was found. An effort is betag mad** to discover th** owner. A Peculiar Expulsion.—A peculiar explosion occurred near this place the other day, says the Stat** Center Enterprise. S. P. Fairchild bought an empty gasoline burrel in town and a young man put it iii the wagon to take, it home. While on the road he noticed a rattling noifce in the barrel and stopped to investigate. The noise was probably caused by the bung, which had been driven into the barrel, but the boy did not find it. for as he turned the barre! on end an explosion occurred, blowing out the end of the barrel, hurting the boy some, but probably frightening him more. The barrel had been emptied of gasoline five days before. What was the cause of the “blowing up?” Ought to Understand It Now. Farmer (to new bandi—“Hans, y< may give th** roan critter a jag o’ feed.” Hans—“Vol?” “I thought you -aid you could understand English?” “I can English a little unncrstand.” (Endeavoring to Germanize it)—“Well, t hrow the horse over the fence some hay.” _ I bought a fifty cent bottle of Cham berlain's Pain Balm and appled it to my limbs, which have been afflicted with rheumatism at intervals for one year. At tHe time I bought the Pain Balm I I was unable to walk. I can truthfully say that Pain Balm has completely cured rn**.—R. H. Farr, Hollywood, Kansas. Mr. A. B. Cox. the leading druggist at Holywood, vouches for the truth of the" above statement. For sale by all drqg gists._______ Tins is truly a world of discontent. Sore** people ar** not satisfied until they get into the penitentiary: and no sooner are they there, they want to get right out again.—Puck. I In almost every neighborhood throughout the west there are some one or more persons whose lives have been saved by Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, or who have been euyed of chronic diarrhoea by it. Such persona take especial pleasure in recommending the rem**dy to others. Th** praise thai follows its introduction and use makes it very popular. Twenty-five and fifty rent bottles far sale by all druggists. Killed HK Neighbor in • Watertown, X. Y.. May 14. Star Lake, in the Adirondack, morning. Henry Kamey shot William Montrief, a neighbor, dar angry dispute. ;

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