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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 17, 1890, Burlington, Iowa ©Sfcs-i. '-if.-5 establu ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1830.) BURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1890- TAE CAR COUPLER BEL. upt. Brown of the “Q” Argues Against the Measure. atthou I Th© Silver Bill in th© Senat©-A Bed Hot Divctiftgion in th© Hodge Over Various Points In the Tariff Measure — Capital Notes. especial to the Hawk-Eye.] Washington, May 36.—W. C. Brown, superintendent of Iowa “Q.” lines made argument this morning before a subcommittee of both houses and senate against the Coffin car-coupler bill. His argument Is said by members of the committee to have been the ablest argument made on this question and on interstate commerce that has been made before any congressional committee. Frank Ilatton will publish the argument in full in tomorrow morning’s Post.    Fky. THE SENATE. Warm Discussion of Hie Various Peat tires of the Silver Hill. Washington, May IO.—Senator Edmunds, from the judiciary committee, reported back the house amendment, to the anti-trust bill with an amendment thereto, striking out certain words and inserting the words “so that the rates of such transportation may not be raised above what is just and reasonable;” agreed to and a conferonee committee, appointed. The silver bill was then taken up and Sherman offered tin* amendment mentioned in yesterday's dispatches. Mr. Plumb moved to amend Sherman's amendment bv inserting “and thereafter no funds available for the payment of the public, debt (including such as are kept for redemption of treasury notes), shall be retained in the treasury in excess of $130,000,000.” Mr. Sherman opposed Plumb’s amendment as putting a restraint upon the treasury department and preventing it from paying the government’s obligations as they become due. Mr. Plumb defended his amendment, arguing that the. treasury department should have nothing to do with the currency supply of the country. The holding of money in the treasury except for needs of the government itself was an economic crime. Ile (Plumb) did not want the secretary of treasury to be an Instrument of speculation in Wall street or elsewhere. Ile did not want the bulls and bears of New York speculating on what the government was going to do about retaining or putting out money, He did not want to have the treasury “points” peddled on Wall street as coming from persons near the throne. Congress ought to put a limit on the amount of money to be kept on hand in the treasury so that whatever the result might be it could never be imputed to the secretary that he used his great discretionary power either unwisely or wickedly. The discussion was further dont inned by Sherman and Uiscock. Coming to the discussion of the silver bill itself Sherman said he did not like some of its features. He may 1»‘, driven to support it. Some of the friends of the bill seem to have abandoned it already. There are some good features in it which I like very well, lf we eau agree upon some measure that will furnish the people money and tend to advance silver bullion nearer the standard of geld I am willing to vote for such a measure. But I do not want to embark upon t he wide sea of free coinage of silver and J do not want congress to pledge itself to buy all the silver which may be offered. Let those who would take the risk of such a speculation take it. not I. But anything whatever that eau bo done by this bill or any other to give us more good paper money based on actual deposits of gold and silver bullion, or that will raise the value of silver, I will favor. lf we can adopt a measure that will make use of both gold and silver and keep them together at par with each other, J will vote for it. lf not, I will content myself by simply voting in the negative. The discussion was continued at great length, finally turning on the monthly debt statements of the treasury, Ingalls asserting that he found in them “astounding, amazing, bewildering and irreconcilable discrepancies.” Sherman undertook to explain them and Allison gave his views upon them. Allison said there was an erroneous but widespread belief in the country, particularly In the west, that there was an immense amount of government money stored lip in tin* treasury while, in fact. the surplus was, as slated by Sherman, 835.OOO.OOO. Silver bill went over without action and the senate soon adjourned. THE HOUSE. make if he alone were to be consulted; but the committee had to look to every Interest in the United States. The gentle man on the other side said that the duties in the bill were too high. In the glass schedule of the Mibs bill the percentages ranged from sixty to one hundred and fifty-two per cent. Why has the gentleman on the other side left the duty of one hundred and fifty-two per cent on plate glass? Was it because it was a revenue tariff, or was it because the* democratic party of Missouri made that a condition of its support of the Mills bill? Mills said the high duty on the glass-ware schedule of the Mills bill did not meet his (Mills) views. He was forced to accept them. His friend was placed in the same position in regard to his bill. Mr. McKinley then offered a series of amendment8(many of them unimportant) which were all adopted. Binding twine composed of manilla, jute or sisal grass was transferred to the cent class. The clause relative to carpent was amended so as to provide that carpets made of jute or other vegetable material should pay six cents per square yard: and mats, rugs and screens eight cents. The duty on burlaps (not exceeding sixty inches in width) was changed from VA to 1% cents per pound. The duty on bags for grain made of burlaps was fixed at two cents a pound. Russian camels hair was brought under the head of wools, class 3. A duty of 32 per cent ad valorem was placed on wools in the third-class, and on Russian camel’s hair in the. third class, the value of which to be thirteen cents or less a pound, including charges. A duty of 50 per cent is imposed on wools of the third-class exceeding in value thirteen cents a pound. It is provided t hat on woolens and worsted yarns valued at not more than thirty cents per pound the duty shall be 2|.< times the duty imposed on a pound of unwashed wool of the first,-class and in addition thereto 35 percent ad valorem. Mr. Dollivor, of Iowa, made a strong speech in which, in the name of the people he represented, lie repudiated the declaration that, they were poor and un-prosperons. He had become weary of this talk of the depressed condition of tile Iowa farmer. Mr. Clarke, of Alabama, suggested the democratic party carried the state of Iowa on a platform denouncing high tariff taxation. He, prophesied when the bill went to the senate that it would be so amended that it would b<* called the Allison bill. A long debate ensued, principally devoted to the consideration of the subject of farm mortgages and politics. Mansur, of Missouri, secured the floor and aroused the indignation of the Iowa republicans by the statement that they had been repudiated by their people. The house was in an uproar for five, minqtes, a dozen members being on their feet vociferating and the remainder cheering them on. When the uproar subsided Mansur claimed he was entitled lo the floor. The chair said the gentleman's time had expired three minutes before and that he had been trespassing upon the parliamentary laws. The gentleman had been taking advantage of the chair’s good nature to insult the house and lower his own standing in his own estimation. After the reading of the vote the committee rose and the house took a recess. INGENIOUS LECA! OPINION. Whereby Cities Can License the Sale of Original Packages. .Ex-United .States Attorney 3Iurphy, Iowa, Has Figured It Out to a Fine Point—A Clever Dove-Tailing of Iowa Stators. of Commander Metal la Sentenced. Washington, May IO.—Commander MeCaila has been sentenced to suspension from rank and duty for three years and to retain his present number on tho list of commanders while suspended. The sentence was approved. A Re<l-lIot Session Taken np by th© Tarl IT Hilt. Washington. May UL—On ’motion of Dunncll, of Minnesota, tho senate bill was passed authorizing tho registration Of census mail matter. The house tlfen Went into committee of the whole on the tariff bill. McKinley offered an amendment specifically including glass chimneys in thf clause relative to thin blown glass at a duty IO cents per dozen abd 40 per cent ad valorem. In response to a question by Henderson, of Iowa. McKinley stated that the present duty on lamp Chimneys was 45 per cent and the proposed duty between 50 and OO per cent. Mr. II enderson inquired how many lamp chimneys were imported. Mr. McKinley replied that he had no exact data. Mr. Henderson inquired how, if tin' gentleman had no exact data, he knew the duty should be Increased, j Applause and laughter on the democratic side.]. McKinley replied that tile committee know that it was impossible for our people to manufacture these chimneys under the present rate of duty and continue to pay tin' present rate of wages. Mr. Henderson inquired whether the gentleman knew what proportion of chimneys was imported and what manufactured in this country. Mr. McKinley replied that he did not, but he knew that this bill did not give a cent of duty more than was necessary to compensate for the difference in the cost of labor here and abroad. Mr. Henderson—For myself I am not going to vote for toe increase of any duty when I have not information to justify hat vote. I Democratic applause.] Mr. McKinley said that the committee ad no personal pride in the bill or any art of it; the committee had done its est with the information at its com-and. Every member of the majority ■ the committee had agreed that the •oposed duty on lamp chimleys was ab-lutcly necessary to preserve the indus v in this country. ► dr. He nderson said no one knew bet than he the difficulty that r committee, democrat ic or republican I in making a tariff bill, and he did want to be a blockade to proper ad-ment; but- the point he wanted to ie was this, that he would not vote any increase of duty unless he was fmed that there was good reason for lf manufacturers of chimneys in country were prosperous the duty Id be left as it was; if they were be-riven out of business he was willing itect them. But the commute had ata on the subject. McKinley’^ intent was adopted. An amend-offercd by Henderson, of Iowa, tng the present duty of 25 per d valorem 90 glass chimneys was id 103 to 107. The following Tens voted with Henderson; Adams, vorth, Dolliver, Sweney, Lacey .awa and Hopkins, Morrill of Kan-mdler, Hitt, Dunneli, Lund and ALLIANCE MANAGERS IN TROUBLE. A Woeful state of Affairs Shown Up in Dallas, Texas. Austin, Tex., May 16.—After dispatches bad been sent out from here a few days ago announcing a suit against the Fanners’ Alliance managers at Dallas, it was deemed expedient by prominent alliance men that the matters be kept quiet for a short time. Yesterday all grounds for further secrecy ended when the attorney announced a suit enjoining the publication of the Mercury and another against the present managers. Two other suits will be instituted against the old Alliance exchange. The allegations set forth some grave charges and show a woeful state of affairs and deplorable misuses and waste of funds. Hundreds of thousands of dollars sent up to Dallas, it is alleged, have been frittered away and the Alliance men assert the sum will mu ll over a million of dollars. DEATH'S SHINING MARK. The of Venerable Judge Drummond. Wheaton, Illinois, Dead. Chicago. May 36.—Judge Druraiuond, the venerable ex-Judge of the United States circuit court, died at his home in Wheaton, Illinois, at eleven o'clock last night of old age. Judge Drummond was one of the longest in active service upon the bench of all circuit judges in the country. IL* was appointed in 1850 and officiated continuously till 1884. when, growing infirmity of body, induced him to retire. ITesident Arthur appointed Gresham as his successor. The judge was eighty years old at the time of his heath. THE NEW YORK SHOOTING. Alphou&n S. Stephanie Arraigned—His Victim** Condition Critical. New York, May 16.—Alphonso S. Stephanie, who shot Lawyer Reynolds yesterday, was arraigned in court this morning and remanded. The physicians sent word that their opinion was Reynolds cannot recover. New* York. May 16.—Ti is stated at the hospital this morning that the condition of Reynolds, who was shot in the abdomen yesterday by a young Spaniard, was somewhat improved. Though slightly better. Reynold’s condition is such as to cause gra\e fears as to his final recovery. The Deport of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern. Cedar Rapids, la.. May 16.—The number of miles of railway owned, leased and operated during 1886 by lhe Burlington. Cedar Rapids and Northern railway, as shown by the thirteenth annual report. just issued, is 1.046 4-16. The re-l>ort shows tho gross earnings to he $2,-986,542.46. all expenses to be 82.377,-934.44. leaving net earnings over operating expenses of 8808,608.02. Iowa. said there were things did 1 not approve. he would Uke to It- Will He Immoral to Favor T.icenso. St. Loris, May IG.—In tlnv general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church today the temperance committee concurred in the memorial changing the degree of offense committed by a member of tho church who encouraged the liquor traffic by renting property for saloons and signing petitions for license, front “Imprudence," as now designated in their discipline, to “Immorality." Mile** Nerve aud Liver Flits. An Important discovery. They aet on the liver, stomach and bowels t hrough 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 %T. H. Witte's drug store. Thirty-Six {Assenters Drowned. Berlin, May 16.—A ferryboat loaded with passengers was crossing the river Oder in Silesia, to-day. when it suddenly capsized and thirty-six of the people were drowned before assistance could reach them.______ Headache from Lagrippe, influenza or colds instantly cured by Hoffman’s Harmless Headache Powders. At Henry’s._ Randall** Vacant Place. Philadelphia, May 16.—The republicans of the Randall congressional district will make no nomination to fill tile vacant place. Sioux City, May 16.—Considerable interest is felt here in the legal opinion of ex-United States Attorney T. P. Murphy, published in the Tribune of this city in regard to the power of Iowa municipalities to license the sale of liquors in original packages. Opinions here differ as to the soundness of Mr. Murphy's argument but it is conceded to l>e an ingenious compilation of Iowa statutes and court decisions bearing on the question giving Mr. Murphy's claim an air of probability. After a preliminary statement of the case decided by the United States supreme court and the decision of the Iowa supreme court last year as to what constitutes an “original package,” 1 Mr. Murphy says; In view of these decisions it seemed to me that any person can sell liquor of ain’ kind and in any quantity at any place in the state of Iowa, so long as the liquor is sold by the importer, his servant, or agent, in the package in which the same was brought into the state of Iowa, regardless of the quantity the package has in it or the number of packages that may be contained in a case or cask, box or barrel. If it be beer it may be a pint bottle for the one who is accustomed to getting a “schooner" whenever he wants it, or a quart bottle for the one who heretofore could get it only occasionally aud then for a medicine; a “pony” keg for family use, or a quarter-barrel for a family gathering. If it be whisky a two-ounce vial for one, or four-ounce for a man and friend, or six or eight for the party; a single double or triple cocktail as may be wanted, so that it is an unbroken package that has been imported in the same condition that it is when sold. I can see no reason why the importer, his servant or agent may not furnish a corkscrew to his customer or even pull the cork for him; let him have the use of a table and chairs for himself and friends, that they may sip tho wine or drink the foaming lager at their ease after the same has been purchased in the “original package,” or why the party may not stand at the bar and smile at themselves in the costly mirror while they “smile” with another as in the olden time; the “original package” having been properly deviled and distributed. In a word, there is nothing to prevent anyone who is so disposed from operating a saloon so long as his liquors are shipped by him from a sister state or country and sold in the original package. As to tlie second branch of your question. viz.; how the liquor traffic in Iowa, may be lawfully affected by municipal-tios preceding addit ional legislative enactment, I may say that in my opinion, the cities and incorporated towns in the state of Iowa, have full power and authority, at the present time, to regulate and license the sale of intoxicating liquors. This authority is found in chapter 24, laws of the 16th general assembly, page 20. “An act to amend section 463 of the code, title 4, chapter IO, ‘of cities and incorporated towns,’” which reads as follows: “Section I. Bo it enacted by the general assembly of the state of Iowa that section 463 of the codo is hereby repealed, and there is enacted in lieu thereof the following words, viz: “Sec. 463. They shall have power to regulate, license or prohibit the sale of horses 01* other domestic animals at auction iii the streets, alleys or public places; to regulate, license and tax all carts, wagons, drays, coaches, hacks, omnibuses, and every description of conveyance kept for hire; to regulate, license and tax taverns, restaurants, eating houses; to regulate, license and tax or prohibit beer and wine saloons, but no license issued therefor shall extent beyond the first day of May following the grant thereof; to regulate, license and tax or prohibit billiard saloons, pool tables, and all other tables kept for hire, ten-pin or other ball alleys, shooting galleries or places: to regulate and license pawn-brokers and peddlers; to regulate, license or prohibit circuses, menageries, theaters, shows and exhibitions of all kinds; except such as may be exempted by tin* general laws of the state; and to regulate or prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors not prohibited by the laws of the state. Approved March 3. 1876.” This law has irevcT been repealed and may be found in McClain’s Code, 1888, section 622, page 143. This law, though there is no ambiguity in its terms, is not without interpretation. An enactment, similar in its character but only applicable to cities and incorporated tmvns acting under special charter, was passed upon by our supreme court in the case of the city of Keokuk vs. Drcssell, 47 Iowa. 597, wherein it is held that the power to regulate or prohibit includes the power to license. The opinion of the court on this subject is as follows: “Acts of the Twelfth general assembly, chapter 154. section 2. is in the language:    ’All incorporated towns and cities, not incorporated under the gen oral incorporation laws, shall have the power to regulate or prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors not prohibited by state law. and such power to regulate shall include the power to assess and im pose a tax on such sale. For the purposes of this aet beer and wine shall bt considered intoxicating liquors.’ ” The statute has not been repealed by subsequent- legislation. See code, sections 47, 48, 551. The power here conferred is to regulate or prohibit. We must now inquire whether the power to license may be ex ereised under authority to regulate or prohibit. 2. We have held that the power to license is not conferred under a grant of authority to regulate. Tins city of Bur Huston vs. Baumgardner, 42 Iowa. 673. 3. The authority to prohibit implies power to interdict, hinder, prevent. Whatever will hinder or prevent the full exercise of a pursuit has the effect of prohibition in a degree. There may be the exercise of power under- authority which results only in partial prohibition: or it may be more wisely and effectively effectively exerted in a manner that will result in total prohibition. Whether the prohibition be partial or total, it is exercised under the same authority. The license of the sale of beer and wine hin ders and prevents in a degree tilt* traffic in those liquors. So far as the restric tion of the free sale is effected, it that far operates to hinder and prevent the traffic. It may be imposed, then, under the authority to prohibit. See Cooley on Taxation, 40*3. This conclusion is not inconsistent with the doctrines announced in the pity of Burlington vs. Bumgard-ner, 42 Iowa, 673. and same vs. Law renee, Id., 681. And in the town of New Hampton vs. Conroy, et a1., 56 Iowa, 498, wherein it is held, “The sale of intoxicating liquors other than vintis and malt is prohibited by tho laws of Hie state.” Cities and towns incorporated under the general incorporation law have the power “to regulate, license, and to- tax or prohibit beer and wine saloons, - _ * * * * and to regulate or prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors not prohibited by the state. Chapter 4, laws of the Sixteenth general assembly;” this identical law Ie passed on; and again determined in Foster vs. Brown, 55 Iowa, 686. It is true that in each of these cases it was held that this enactment did not apply to the sale of intoxicating liquorsothcr and this prohibition, as we have saen, no longer exists, as to liquors in the original package in the hands of the importer. I can r<*acli no I other reasonable conclusion on this sub- J ject than that first stated. That cities I and incorporated towns in Iowa are fully f authorized and empowered under existing ! laws to regulate and license the sale of j all intoxicating liquors sold in the orig- j inal packages, by the importer, his agent I or servant-,*" aud that so far as this right! is concerned no additional legislative en- j actmcnt is necessary. I can see no rea-1 son why the city council of Sioux City, as the council of any other city or incorporated town in the state of Iowa, may not enaet and enforce an ordinance regulating and licensing the traffic in intoxicants to be imported into the state and sold in the “original package" by the importer, by himself, his agent or servant. Yours very truly. T. P. Munput. C A SCORE OF DEAD MINERS. Awful Results of the Caving In of a Mine at Ashley, Pa. . Over Twenty Bodle* Taken Oat and Other* Still in the Pit—Heartrending Scenes as the Blackened Corpses Were Brought Forth. (PRICE: 15 -a— A TEST CASE. The First Litigation ‘Original Package* in Des Moines. [Special to The Hawk-Eye. i Des Moines, la.. May 15.—“The first original package case" of this city, culled State of Iowa vs. Perry Chambers and certain intoxicating liquors, was tried before Justice Ames yesterday. The ease was tried on an agreed statement of facts in which the defendant ad* mined that lie owned and kept the liquor in controversy for the purpose of sale by the bottle, or in such quantitie as his patrons might desire. but denied that under the recent decision by the supreme court of the United States lie was thereby violating vany law of Iowa. The court, after hearing tho argument of the counsel, took the matter under advisement and this morning decided that defendant had no right to sell except in the original packages in which the liquor was imported: that the liquor iii controversy was kept for sale in violation of the law and ordered it forfeited. The case will be appealed as it is intended to make it. a test case. A LIVELY CHASE. cunrs 1 Who bodies sued ai Hundreds of People Pursue a Thief and Catch Him In a School Yard. Dubuque, May 16.—A stranger entered Joseph Simones’ store, Clay and Sixteenth, priced a suit of clothes and then picked up the garments and ran out into the street. Mr. Simones threw a hatchet at him, which carne within an inch of his skull, and then pursued him into the street. Hundreds of people flocked to the vicinity and chased him through alleys and houses, finally overtaking him in St. Mary's school yard and turning him over to the police. Stormy .Jordan Open* Up Again. Ottumwa, la., May IG.—“Stormy'5 Jordan, the eccentric saloonkeeper who years ago labeled his saloon “The Road to Hell,” has opened up his saloon again in full blast and is selling anything that is wanted in the “original package,” without any attempt at concealment. IL* was worth 820,000 or more before tlie prohibitory law went into effect, but lost it all fighting prohibition. For the last two years he has not sold any liquor. In an interview” to-day he said that the recent “original package” decision was a Dred Scott decision to prohibitionists and he could sell anything that was called for and pull the cork for the purchaser with impunity. Wanted to Go to Chicago. Fort Dodge, la., May 16.—Two precocious children, son and daughter of Mrs. Martha Buckley, a widow living on a farm near this city, stole 815 from a trunk at home and started out for a trip to Chicago. The boy and girl, who were about eight and ten years old respectively. bought tickets at the Illinois Central depot this morning, but were luckily captured by friends before the train pulled out. The children say they were ill-treated at home and ran away to escape from*their mother. Iowa Supreme Court. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, la., May IG.—Supreme court decisions: Laidley vs. Aiken, appellant, from Madison county, affirmed: Goddard & Sons, appellant, vs. Gintas, from Pottawattamie county, affirmed: City of Clinton, appellant, vs. Grusen-dorf. from Clinton county, reversed; Vanaken, appellant, vs, Welch, from Johnson county, reversed; Zugg, West Sc Boucher vs. District Township of Monroe, from Mahaska county, affirmed on plaintiff’s .appeal2. and reversed on defendant’s appeal. A Summer School of Science. [Special to Tho Hawk-Eye.) Ames, Iowa. May IG.—The trustees of the Iowa Agricultural College at their meeting Tuesday, May 13, elected C. M. Dunbar, of Maquoketa, chairman. The board decided to establish, tinder supervision of the present corps of instructors a summer school of science, the sessions to be held during the months of July and August. As the sessions of this school will be held during vacation time, it is thought many teachers of tho state will avail themselves of this course. Wilkes-Barre. Pa., May 16.—The work of attempting to rescue the imprisoned miners at Ashley was interrupted by a heavy rush of gas at three o'clock this morning. At seven o'clock it wax deemed safe to resume the efforts to resfcue the men. A largo party of rescuers entered the slope and commenced work upon the cave, beyond which three mill were found last night. They soon broke through and rushed into the cham be# beyond, where in the semi-darkness, thdmen stumblee over yielding bodies. A close search revealed six blackened corpses near the opening, none of them recognizable.—Further along at various places were found thinned othyr bodies, all more or Lss burned, but most of them coaid not be recognized. The sight was so horrible that two or three of the rescuers fainted away. ’hen the news of the finding of the became noised about, a scene en-around the mouth of the slope, which will never be forgotten by those I who witnessed it. A strong guard of men held back the women, who pressed forward madly to enter tne mine, Half an honr later four men appeared, bearing a body on a stretcher. The women tore away the blanket, but saw only blackened and charred remains. Other bodies were brought out as fast as possible aud at noon all but live of those who were in the mine when the eave-in occurred had been found. These bodies were conveyed in ambulances to under taking rooms and prepared for burial. The excitement pervaded every part of the town, and the streets in the vicinity of the morgue were completely blocked with people, many of whom came from other towns. The scones of the entire morning in the towns have never been equaled in the pitiful spectacles presented since the great Avondale disaster, many years ago, when over 100 miners were buried. A guard of fifty special policemen is necessary to keep the crowd away from the morgue. At, one o'clock two more bodies had been brought out, and search for others was going on. The body of Michael Henry, known to be under an immense pile of debris, may not be found for several days. John Allen, the assistant fire boss, who fired the gas, died this morning in great agony. His face and hands were but slightly burned, but he had inhaled fatal after-damp. Anthony Froyne and Robert VV. Roberts, the men rescued last night, are in a critical condition. It is believed that they will also die. General Superintendent Phillips, in an interview with an Associated Press reporter, says:    “The men lost their lives through the negligence of Assistant Mine Boss Allen, who insisted on relighting his lamp in the presence of large volumes of gas. Had he not done so, the men now dead could all have been rescued alive, as there was a good current of air going through the chamber where, the men had taken refuge after the cavc-in had taken place.” Killed by Exploding Powder. Bangor, Me., May 16.—Information is received that two river drivers near Woose river were killed and three others were terribly injured by the explosion of a keg of powder in an old cabin. ganized In aid of the new hospital for women in Elision road, will be opened chi April 29. The different sections allow of great variety in doll dressing. Ladies in the dress of the period—morning, evening, bridal or court; gentleman dolls ditto, little girl dolls, and the babes in long and semi-long clothes, dolls in the garb of professors, priests, official robes, in state, parliamentary, civic and legal, academic, scholastic, masonic, dolls in naval, military, postal or i>o Ii ce uniform, doUs in costumes of the pantomime, sirens of the ballet, dolls in working dress of all kinds, artisan, domestic service or trade, are to be included in the various classes. A special section will be fonned bv dolls. ladies ami gentlemen, in sorting dress. \ vXrtlhat' the hunting, shooting, fishing, golf, tennis and boating garb. Others again will represent heroes, heroines of history, fiction. the drama, a special class being assigned to characters of nursery romance. For “celebrities-of today” a double price is offered, and a section of dolls in grotesque. suggestive or emblematic dress of any kind, oifersa wide held to tlie fanciful. A special nurses' section will comprise dolls dressed as patients and nurses, and others are exclusively limited to children and pupils of board, charity and industrial school.-. For the best doll of all a prize of five guineas is offered.—Pail Mull Budget. PRESBYTERIANS IN COUNCIL. The Matter of Revision to be Referred to a Special Committee. Th** Comuiitt«*«* on the Bourd of Publication and Sabbath School Work Make a Report— Other Committee Report*—\>n$ Item*. A Fire Bug Arrested. [Special to the Hawk-Eye.] Lyons, May IG.—John Beck, a saloon keeper, who removed here from Monmouth a few weeks since, has been arrested on suspicion of having employed an eighteen year old boy named Bort Cromwell to set fire to a barn of Nathan Dye, a well known prohibitionist of the latter place. The crime was committed four months since. Cromwell is under arrest and Beck’s apprehension is said to have resulted from the bors' confession. Safety Indoor*. Tlie extremes in interior decoration make the modern home a shining mark for the tiro fiend, aud not least of these defects is the craze for throwing the house into one vast apartment. Huge • archways and spacious doorways heavily hung with draperies are attractive and contribute to the comforts of a home, but they are certainly dangerous. The old fashioned door may not look so well, but had the residence of Secretary Tracy been more liberally supplied in this respect it is not at all improbable that the fire would have been confined to the room iii which it originated until the inmates were warned of the impending danger. As it was, these large openings acted as would a vast Hue, and the flames spread throughout the entire house like a flash.—"Washington Post. Buried by a Failing Bunk. New York, May IG.—Four lads, ranging from four to eight years of age, were buried by a falling clay bank in .South Brooklyn yesterday. A Sliarp Schemer Taken In. Fort Dodge, May IG.—Johannes Williams. a sharp schemer, was arrested Tuesday and bound over to appear before the United States’grand jury next month on a charge of impersonating a federal officer. Williams collected 827.40 from a Mallard liquor dealer, who holds a government license, representing himself as a collector of internal revenue. The swindle was discovered before Williams got away, and he will’probablv suffer for his smartness. _ A What Cheer Mine on Fire. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] What Cheek. la.. May IG.—Coal shaft No. I caught tire this afternoon and was still burning at a late hour this evening. All the woodwork and machinery around the shaft is destroyed. The damage will exceed seven thousand dollars. By good management no lives were lost. Tile Two comales of California* There have been forty miles of snow-sheds on the line of Hie Central Pacific railroad in the high Sierra these many years. At this altitude, or at tlie height, equal to the summit of Mount Washington, iii New Hampshire, the snow in such exceptionable winters as this is decidedly troublesome to the railroad people. From the vicinity of Mount Shasta north for nearly a hundred miles, the snow falls every winter. Once in twenty years the snow at tlie highest altitude falls on the mountains to such a depth as is found there this winter. California lias both a winter and a spring climate at the same time. While the mountains have been literally buried in the snow and railway trains have had a hard time in getting through the drifts, and many cattle have perished in altitudes where in ordinary winters they find open pastures, especially in the valleys, among the mountains, it has actually been spring for 700 miles along the coast, and inland until an altitude exceeding 1,500 feet has been reached, tor the last three months, or since the early rains began. The grass in many places is a foot high. Famished cattle have been sent down from the ranges in the mountains to feed in the most luxuriant pastures. Citrus fruits have ripened, not a few specimens here and there, but train loads are now going forward to eastern markets. They are hawked by the wagon load on the streets of this city, as large and fair as ever gladdened the eyes of dweUers in hyperborean regions. All this time millions of roses have been iii bloom in open gardens, and only an occasional white frost has been seen. The citrus belt is here, and the snow is there. There is a perfect harmony between the two.—San Francisco Bulletin. The Tea Trade. An English paper says: If the trade in Iudia and Ceylon lea goes on increasing, as it has done of late, the tea trade of China will soon be defunct. As it is, the importing of China tea is regarded as profitless by firms who once had good reason to think otherwise, blit who now find the game not worth the candle. According to the board of trade returns for December, 1889, just issued, tho shipments of tea from India are now far in excess of those from China, having amounted for the year to 127,160,000 pounds, against 118,005.000pounds; while those from Clima were only 88.849,000 pounds, against 105,424,000 pounds in 1888. As the shipments from Ceylon are now very large the customs' commissioners have issued .a general order, dated Dec. SO, 1889, directing that for the future tho imports thence are to be shown separately, and that tho same distinction shall be observed with regard to tea taken out of bond for consumption. The distinctions will therefore be “British East India," “Ceylon,'’ “China” (including Hong Kong arid Macon) and “other countries," and the statements of the exports of tea will also be based on the same plan as regards the country of production or origin.—Montreal Star. rrciiche* to th© Desert Air. A reporter witnessed an extraordinary scene in the vicinity of Biddleville, N. 0. In front of a small cabin a pulpit had been erected. In this stood a colored man “preaching” at the top of his voice. There was no one except the reporter and preacher near, and the former stood and listened, but was not noticed by the speaker. On inquiry it was found that the preacher was Robert Bell. Two years ago he was fired from the pastorate of the Presbyterian church at Biddleville because he wanted to go into his church barefooted. Ile was warned against this offense, and. heeding it not, one Sunday as lie attempted to ascend his pulpit shoeless, half a dozen good, j pious deacons seized him and fired him j from the church. On that day Bell de-} dared that he would preach three times I every’ day in his own yard, and he does ; it, although no one goes to hear bim.— j Savannah New*. —  - j Growing Demand for Electric Motor*. I The uses of the electric motor are multiplying daily, and one of the indications that its adaptability is recognized by the public Is that machines for both constant potential and constant current systems have been manufactured during «    o the past year at the rate of upward of 250 per "wack, and their rating will exceed 700 horse power. In spite of this great output of electrical apparatus, every portion of it finds an immediate sale, and nearly ail the factories are behind Lu their orders to such an extent that it is nearly impossible to fill orders under sixty days. Motors have been introduced for ail conceivable* purposes to which power can be applied, and small industries run by electrical power have started up in many places where steam power could not have i>cen utilized. The use of the storage battery is also growing rapidly.—New Yolk Telegram. Saratoga. N. Y.. May lr*.—At the session of tho Presbyterian general assembly Ii this morning, the standing committees were appointed. It was action of the Presby terians on the question of revision be referred to a special committee. One hundred and *liirty-two Presbyterians had favored the proposed revision and sixty-six opposed it, seven had declined to vote and eight had not reported. The committee on the board of publication and Sabbat ii school work rn at Ic a report recommending tin* purchase of a place for print inc and making books and periodicals. The report -ays that much of the work now done costs twice as much as they could do it for themselves. The appointment a- a committee of elders, all of whom should have special acquaintance with the publishing and book business aud have full control for a term of years of I ii is business for the lmard. was recommended. The business committee of tin* publishing department r*q>orted that the censurers of the special committee was not warranted bv the facts. Tho* committee on supply of efficient ministers reported that there is great need for an increase in the number of new men trained for the ministry. We have not even two-thirds as many as we need. The committee on method of effecting changes in the confession of faith and constitution of the church reported unanimously. substantially a- follows: “ The church, speaking officially through the presbyteries. can alone determine with authority the questions i at issue; therefore the committee recommends the question be transmitted to presbyteries whether there shall be added to the forms of government 1 hapter YXI ll of the amendments providing “for a proposal by the general assembly to the presbyteries of amendments to elaborations oT the form, government, book discipline aud directory for worship, but that these shall not be obligatory unless the majority of all presbyteries approve in writing. That the alterations iii the doctrinal standards shall not be proposed to Presbyterians unless they have been under consideaation for one year by a committee of not !e>s than lifted! ministers and ruling elders, not more than two of whom will be from anyone synod. No alteratian will be made in the provisions of this chapter for changes in the doctrinal .standards unless an overture from tho general assembly submitting the proposed alteration^ be transmitted to all Presbyteries to be approved in writing by two-thirds of them. The general assembly must transmit to the Presbyteries any overture submitted to it. by one-tlflrd of all the Presbyteries. Any amendment so submitted and approved shall go into effect immediately after the general assembly shall have certified the fact.” Tho committee also recommended that presbyteries be directed to answer the overture as a whole by a simple yea or nay to be reported to the clerk in time to be presented to the next general assembly. President Patton, of the Princeton theological seminary, iii reporting the great debate on the report, said he objected to two features; first it denies to this assembly its legislative rights. What an-we here for if not to legislate? Second, this tares away from the assembly not only the right to legislate but also that of deliberation. Suppose one-third of the presbyteries overture the assembly on any given chang'* in the doctrinal standards, this report gives Die assembly no option. It must send tlowii the overture to the Presbyteries and if two-thirds adopt or oppose it. the tho; assembly has no chanco* but to declare the change adopted no matter how radical or re/olutionury. CARLISLE CHOSEN. it is to assist in that they are askec 'rho flag Is 1 played from the (the weather pel rn. until 4 p. rn. di I would recommend 1 from one of th© hi* pointed each school shall bt* to properly Sensible for the col of the flag, and woald title of distinction* be geant." lf you are agreeable tion you will please n< aud I will order your for prompt delivery. Very Resj Gi Q. Why has our natl stripes? A. Because there was when the union was foi Q. How many stars has what is the meaning of the; A. There arc now forty-1 star for each state in the uni L>. Who has given this sr Ii < hjI? A. "Mr. Henry, th© druggist. *>. Where is Mr. Henry's A. No. 400 Jefferson streo Fourth street. Damaging Frost* in K \nsas City, May 16.— are rejHirted in [>ortions of .Missouri doing damage tp early vegetables and fruits. A from Eldora. Kansas, says I killing frost visin*d southern yesterday. Strawberries, grap berries of all kinds were complot >ueyed and garden vegetables the ground. At Marshall, Mis ire formed one-eighth of an inch Growing corn has been much Injt A not lier Original Package _ . Spin no fil lo, Mass., Mag Governor Robinson, who has been ployed by a syndicate of Holyoke licensed liquor dealers to look uj constitutionality of the original po; law. holds that the selling of liquor original packages is legal. Acting t ii is advice some ten Holyoke will make a test ease. A Church Turned Into a Factory. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Iowa Gu y. May 16.—The old terian church, so long the home of Slate Historical society, its records trophies, has been sold and will bt* a" a hii"king-glovT factory. HAWK-EYE GLANCES. that Caught in Cog Wheels. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.j Clinton, la.. May ie.—An accident occurred just before noon to-day at C. Lamb Sc Son's saw mill, whereby John Bartles was severely injured, iii some manner his head was caught in the cog wheels of the machine, inflicting two ugly gashes over the eyes and otherwise bruising him. _ For World*© Fair Commissioner©. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.} Red Oak, la.. May 16.-—It is believ ed her© that John Hayes, president of the state agricultural society, will be the world's^air commissioner for the ninth district, Th© contest is between Hays and Charles Ashton, of Guthrie Center. He Took Rough on Rats. [Special to The Hawk-Eye I Ottumwa, la., May 16.—Napoleon Bonaparte Sparks, a notorious character, took Rough on Rats last night because his wife refused ty give him the change after buying butter. He is in a critical condition. Run Ow by a Train. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Rhodes, la., May 16.—Dr. Thomas’ four-year-old boy and Wallace Allen’s three-year-old girl were run over by a gravel train yesterday. The boy was bruised about the bead. Au Immaculate Gall. The pardon issued to Albert S. Cronk, a Chicago lawyer who was convicted of the crime of perjury in 1888 and sentenced to the Joliet prison for one year, took effect today. Crank has never been confined in the penitentiary, but ever since his conviction has been allowed to remain in the Chicago jail. As the pardon was directed to the warden of the prison, it became necessary for the prisoner to be at least brought to the prison before he could be legally discharged frouLcustody. Sheriff Matson, of Cook county, brought Cronk to Joliet today, having the pardon in his pocket. Violet*. Violets sell in New York anil some other cit ice nowadays fur $1 'n a bunch. There are about fifty violets i i a bunch. Notwithstanding tile price there is a great demand for them, and florists say there would still be considerable sales if they were $10 a bunch. In every florist's establishment there are men and girls employed whose ehjof work is to fasten artificial stems on flowers intended for large bouquets and floral pieces. Ordinarily flowers do not require much handling, but, owing to its frail stem, every violet must have a support, even for a Thi The prisoner was turned over to the ’ small bouquet. Tins is one reason why ‘ riblets come so high. The end of a bit warden, who gave the sheriff his receipt. Tlie sheriff then handed the warden the pardon and the formality of discharging Cronk from the prison was gone through with, and, although Cronk had never served a minute's time, he ak once asked for his discharge money from the state, $10 and transportation, the sum paid to all discharged convicts. This exhibition of gall was a paralyzer to the prison warden, and when the ex-prisoner finally made a demand for a suit of citizen's clotli ing, sue h as is gi ven to the discharged convicts, it caused Sheriff Matson to re-ure in disgust. Crook was paid the $10 am' given a ticket to Chicago, but he did not get the clothes. The fact of Cronk's having to sign the prison vouchers for his discharge money places him on the prison records as having been a convict, as he had to be given a number and entered on the convict register. The cupidity of the fellow caused this, and now No. 82, Albert S. Crook, is an ex-convict.—Joliet Special to Chicago News. of fine florist's wire is inserted into the flower from below and twirled around the stem. It takes a good while to prepare a very email bunch for sale.—New York Letter.  _ X    A    Lost    Art. He—My dear, I understand that the dime museum is exhibiting a woman who is 150 years old. She—Well, what of it? He—I was thinking, my dear, you might go se© her and Est her how to make pumpkin pie.—New York Weekly. All the Qualifications. “I have an aunt who is very unfortunate,” said Maude. “She is slightly deal* and very near sighted.” “Gracious!” responded Mamie. “What .a lovely chaperone she would make.”— Washington Post. Butcher Boy—Anything else to take out? Butcher—Yes. This ten pound roast rn to go to Mr. Wealthy*# residency and this other ten pound roast is to goto Mra Nominal* «l at Frankfort, Brot inky. D Succeed Senator Beck. Louisville, May 16.—Hon. John G Carlisle was nominated to succeed Sena tor Beck by the democratic caucus at Frankfort to-night. When the caucus assembled to-night Representative* Settle withdrew his name from the. toniest. Then Representative Cooper, for ex-Gov-rnor Knot, withdrew his name. A ballot was then taken and stood Carlish* 52, Lindsay 33. MeCreary 30. Senator Smith then withdrew MeCreary and the lignt. was ended. Tho ninth ballot (all counted) gave Carlish* 72. Amid wild cheering a voice was heard moving to make the nominal iou unanimous by acclamation. Tim motion carried. Car-isle's vote gave hin. fifteen majority. Chere is general congratulation here tonight over the result, which is in harmony with tim w ishes of a large majority f th** voters of the state. WILL FLY THE FLAG. Burlington School© to tic Supplied With the National Color*. At the last se s don of the legislature a I*!I! was introduced making it obligatory poll school directors to supply each and very public school in tin* state with the national flag and requiring that it be floated from the flagstaff on every day thai school was in session. Superint**n-lent Stewart of Ottumwa was one of the most earnest advocates of the bill ont-ide the legislature, and a long letter from that gentleman appeared in The Hawk-Eye, strongly favoring the proposition. The* object was to stimulate tile spirit of patriotism in the youth of America by teaching them that their home-and schools were under the protection of the national flag. Notwithstanding it" strong support t>oth within and without the legislature, the bill failed to become a law to the great disappointment of its friends. While the schools in other places are flagless or arc securing them by the private contributions of pupils and parents an enterprising citizen of Burlington proposes to donate to every public school in the city a new regulation national flag. To this end he has addressed a communication to each of tie principals of the school* making an offer of a flag upon very simple conditions. such a" can easily be complied w ith. and so it i" probable that in a short while ©verv school in the city wilt fly tho* national colors during the hours school is in session. Here is a copy of the offer mal lei! yesterday to each principal: Burlington; May 16. 1890. l*rof..................Principal. and Teachers and Pupils of ..........School. With the consent of the school board, I make you the following proposition, viz.: If you will -^iid to me a statement through your principal, that each pupil in your school ha- been taught and can answer without any hesitation the questions follow ing, I will present to your school, without any delay, a United States flag of regulation dimensions (fifteen feet long) and of bot quality. The staff for same i< to be made and placed by a first-class mechanic and in a workmanlike manner under the supervision of the principal. I he .staff and necessary ropes, etc., to Im paid for by voluntary contribution* from the teacher* and pupils—(no donation to exceed five cents.) Anv deficiency that may exist between the amount collected and the expense of making and placing the A Rig Hog.—A hog weighing rill (ired and thirty pounds is ono of tLings in Calliope. .sentenced for Killing a Ni At Atlantic, Monday, Judge Macy ten. ( ii George Lowe, convicted of I a negro named Farmer, at Griswold, I spring, to sixteen years iii the tiary. Charged with Train Wre< William Piper, of Des Moi nos has charged w ith the derailing of th© Island passenger train near that some time. ago and who was injt the wreck, is recovering and will arrested as soon as his condition warrant ami tried for the crim©. Filled a Tramp With Shot.-Saritan. a farmer near Humbolfc, Tuesday night from Chicago with proceeds of the sale of some cattle. night he discovered some tramps ing about his place and planted a goose shot in one so effectually ____ man died. The oilier tramp escaped, and the coroner's jury said Raritan had done right. The M v sterv Cleared Up.—The] tcry surrounding the finding of a hook under the west steps of the house has been cleared up. Mc letter was received by a stat© house rial from a man in Indianola, stated that, the owner of the poel was S. K. Vansyork, a farmer near ll nnla, who had his pocketbook rn while 1 n Des Moines a month ago. thought the thief threw the pockl umbo* the steps after helping hit the money it contained. Meeting or Prohibition!* lai'gr number of citizens of Des w ic* are interested in the cause of bit ion. held a meeting Tuesday to sider matters pretaining to the rnent of the state law. The cussed at some length the recent of tin- supreme court and the adl circulating petitions^ • I*n-*■•■ ss to lid the stat? regulat liq rn a* .ruffle, and a committ [M*inted to secure the Grand oj for a mass tem per a nee prohibit)! im; there next Sunday night. Codding til© Carthage)!!! From the Morning Sun Herald. We observe, with pain that one last week neither the Burlington Lye nor the Chicago dailies had news from Carthage, Ills. This monumental error and must be exj or those, people over there who, tells ii', arc wet) footed and q» ii. will "lint, down on these VI 0! news. When the Carthage pendents fail to run in every choice item about ’Lias Tompkl Sal Wilds getting beautified at the byterian parsonage or how Unci Ijefel-nort stubbed his big to© on rail. it is a cold night iii Juveraber. Iowa Patent*. rim*. r. I’.rook. Solicitor of Patent©, bufidin;:. Washington, D. C\, report© low ink’ pat ent# granted hurt week to ventorn: Ear pot stretcher and tacker, J. story Cit v; trolley alarm for vUxtrU) V. Harriman De© Monte©; drawbar infant. J. A. Hin.v»n, Den Moines; rhino turk marker. A. Johnson, liquid holding vetMel, S. It. Mace, wail covering composition, It. and Webster City; car coupler, J. A. Kuan, harm* tug, <\ Ii. Schick, Burlington; pl© teetor, it. T. Shepherd, Bentonsportj and mortising machine, O. W. Young, 4 City. Headac he and Dyspepsia. William E. Rockwell, No. 51 57th street, New York, says; “I have been a martyr to bfHl ache* and dyspepsia. Any ii diet, overfatigue, or cold, bring© of indigestion, to be followed by* a he lasting two or three days I think I must have tried different remedies, which were mended as certain cures by friends, but it was no use. thought I would take a simple purgation with Brandreth’© tie- first week I took two night, then one pill for thirty*! that time I gained three weight, and never have had 1 pain since.**    .    ‘ Disease in one i»art of the eventually fill the whole body ease. Every year or two the system grows weak and cay. Such part should be once. and new matter be its place. There's no need of out with a surgeon’s scalp* away the old, diseased and part- with Brandreth s Pilfc*. Brandreth** PBI® are purely avolate I y harmless and safe any time. Sold in every drug and either plain or sugarcoated. Th© Ladle* Delighted. The pleasant effect and I safety with which ladies may quid fruit laxatitm, Syrup of I all conditions male it their edy. It is pleasing to the e ta-te. gentle, yet effectual I the kidneys, liver and bowel Great is the strength of tin His cause is jest. ;