Burlington Hawk Eye, May 20, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

May 20, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 20, 1890, Burlington, Iowa — THEHAWK-EYE. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1890- (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. TE BAYNE BYMM AFFAIR. After Explanations on Both Sides the Matter is Finally Dropped. The Tariff Digcussion Continued in the House—The Silver Bill in the Senate — Supreme Court Decisions —Washington News. Dexter, a pioneer jurist of Michigan. He was born at the town in that state bearing his father’s name, in October, 1833, and was therefore in his fifty-seventh year. His grandfather was Samuel Dexter of Boston, secretary of the treasury i i President John Adams’ cabinet, and distinguished both as a lawyer and a statesman. HAILED LIKE HAIL COLUMBIA. HASH SHEERS OEI. Numerous Waiters in Chicago Hotels on a Strike. Washington, May . 19.—When the house went into committee of the whole on the tariff bill, Wilson, of West Virginia, took the floor on a question of per son a1 privilege. He made a statement concern ihg the controversy between Hayne, Bynum and himself, about the Campbell affidavit, lie asked Bayne if he endorsed the charges contained in Camp bell’s letters so far as they .applied to him, (Wilson) and Hayne replied expressing regret that the controversy had occurred and denied that he intended any reflection on cither Bynum or Wilson. Wilson then said he had no further statement to make and tin- subject was dropped. The committee then prooccedcd to the onsideration of tin; bill, the.pending amendment being that offered by Funston. of Kansas, striking from the metal schedule tin; proviso that silver ore and all other ores containing lead shall pay a duty of \yz cents per pound on the lead contained therein, according to sam file and assay at the, port, of entry. Tim amendment was defeated after some debate. The amendments offered Saturday bv McKinley to the internal revenue clause of the bill were adopted, as were also a number of other .McKinley amendments regarding the tobacco and snuff tax, among them one t hat the internal taxes on smoking arid manufactured tobacco and snuffs be four cents a pound: reducing I lie bond on cigar manufacturers from $500 to SI OO. .Mr. Henderson, of Iowa, spoke in favor of restoring tlie present internal tax on tobacco and offered an amendment to that effect. The people believe, lie said, this tax was the last which should be taken from their shoulders. They pre ferred the tax should he taken from necessities of table, rather than from the pipe, I,he cigar and whisky jug. The main question before the house was whether the treasury contained enough money to pay the expenses of the government. Al such a time lie did not believe in taking the tax from tobacco. He did not, propose with soldiers of the union knocking at the doors of the capital, to take the tax off tobacco. Mr. Tucker, of Virginia, offered and advocated an amendment abolishing the tax on Tobaeci>. Mr. Kerr, of Iowa, favored tm*, repeal of the tobacco tax.*. I ndor the system of monopoly in the production of whisky and tobacco the tax on these articles has been more demoralizing lo the people: tban any otlier tax imposed. Mr. McKinley said the committee had not abolished the tax on tobacco because the country needed money and because it was not necessary to abolish it in order preserve the protective system. Mr. Tucker’s amendment was rejected —02 to 118—Messrs. Atkinson, McCom-mas, Kerr, Lehlbach. Evart, Waddell, Brown of Virginia, and Mudd voting with the democrats, and Heard, Williams of Illinois, Ow nos of Ohio, Tarsney and Morgan with the republicans. Henderson’s amendment was also rejected—30) to lls. Mr. Henderson offered another amendment restoring tin* present rate of duty on wool and \vcoleus. Fending the vote the commit tee rose a nd I he house adjourned. THE SENATE. Tilt* Silver Hill ('oiisiUereil—Tin* Liquor Importation Bill. \YAMiiNi.ton. May 19.—In tho senate, Hale, from the commit tee on appropriations. reported hack the annual naval appropriation bill. The silver bill was then taken up and Del pit spoke in favor of the treasury bill. He argued against the free coinage of silver as some think that would stop the coinage of gold, but thought international hi-metalism was desirable. Mr. Teller criticised the speech sharply, and Mitchell expressed dissent from I he view s til his colleague. On motion tit' Wilson, of Iowa, it was ordered the senate bill regarding imported liquors be taken up to-morrow. After an executive session the senate adjourned. SUPREME COURT DECISIONS. A Judgment Against the C hurch of Latter Bay Saints Attirmeil. Washington, May 19.—The supreme court of the United States to-day rendered an opinion of vital interest to the Mormon church in the suit of the church of Latter Day Saints against the United States which comes here on an appeal from the decision of the supreme court of Utah in favor of the t inted States. This court affirms that judgment. Dressed Beef Ben Win the Case. Washington, May 19.—The supreme court rendered a decision holding to be unconstitutional tin* law of Minnesota requiring that all fresh meats sold in the state shall be cut from animals slaughtered wit bin the state and inspected twenty-four hours before slaughter. The ease is entitled "State of Minnesota against Henry I). Barber." ami is of great, interest to the dressed beef men who win the ease. The Island Belongs to Kentucky Washington, May 19.—In the noted suit between the states of Kentucky and Indiana over the proprietorship of Green River island in the Ohio river, the court holds the island belongs to Kentucky. IOWA POSTMASTERS. ('bauge* Made In Iowa For the Week Fading May IO. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Washington, May 19.—The postoffice changes in Iowa during the week ending May IT are as follows: Established—Arnold s Park. Dickinson county. Arthur O. Stevens, postmaster: Diamond, Cherokee county. John C. Dowling, postmaster: Larland, Guthrie county, Edward L. Palmer, postmaster. Postmasters Appointed—Bentonsport. Van Buren county, W. I. Bragg; Iliff. Appanoose county. Robert Benefield: Harvey, Marion county. John H. Reese: Lydia, Crawford county, Lewis M. Coon; Marathon, Buena Vista county, Wm. W. Wells; Pilot Grove, Lee county. George Shalier.__* GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. A Pan-American Railway. Washington, May 19.—The president to-day sent to the senate a letter of the secretary of state submitting a plan of a preliminary survey for a railway line to connect the principal cities of the American hemisphere in accordance with the recommendation of the Pan-American congress. The president recommends prompt action by congress to enable this government to participate in the promotion of the enterprise. The share of the United States in the cost of the survey will be $65,000.  __ The Great Flake Contest Decided. Washington, May 19.—The United States supreme court to-day rendered a decision affirming the judgment of the circuit court in the suit of the Cornell University against Fiske. This is the well-known Fiske contest and it goes against the university._ Wirt Dexter, One of Chicago's Leading Lawyers, -end. Chicago, May 19.—Wirt Dexter, for many years one of the leaders of the Chi-Iago bar, died suddedly Saturday even-Me was the ann of Judge Samuel A Vast Amount of Damage Done in Ohio, Sunday. Wooster, Ohio, May 18.—A terrific cyclone wave, rain and hail storm passed over parts of Congress, Canan, Chester, Milton, and Chippewa townships, in this county, between three and four o'clock Sunday afternoon, doing a tremendous amount of damage. The storm swept a .section three miles wide and eighteen long. The most .serious damage was done in and near the villages of Congress and Rowsburg. In Congress livery pane of glass facing the north and west, unprotected by blinds, was broken by hail stones. which fi*II to the depth of eight inches on a level. Entire orchards and strips of oak timber were blown down or twisted to the ground. Many houses, barns and outbuilding were unroofed or blown down. At Rowsbury hail fell to the depth of eight to twelve inches on the level and drifted to a depth of thirty-two inches. Hundreds of sheep were killed by 1 he hail. BY JULY 15TH. The New Transcontinental Route, Pacific Short Line, Nearly Completed to O’Neill, Nebraska. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] O’Neill. Neb., May 19.—The new transcontinental route, the Pacific Short Line, now building from Sioux City, Iowa, to Ogden. Utah, has completed its grading on the first division from Sioux City to this place, a distance of 125 miles. The track is down for half the distance and is proceeding at the rate of two and st half miles per day. Trains will be running on the O’Neill division by July 15 at the farthest. Since the letting of the contract a few days ago for the construction of the remaining portion of the line from O'Neill to Ogden, to Sealion & Stacey, of St. Louis, speculations in property along the route, and especially on the O’Neill division, arc assuming the proportions of a boom. General Manager Dorsey, of the Pacific Town Site company, with headquarters at, Sioux ( ity, has three corps of agents iii the field looking after thousands of speculators and home-seekers. and they are kept actively employed in the disposal of town lots and acreage peopcrty. The contract calls for the completion of the road to Ogden in eighteen months from the 1st of May, but the contracting firm say the road will be in running order before that time. At Ogden it is understood the new road will make traffic arrangements with the Central Pacific to the Pacific coast, and east of Sioux City it is certain that traffic connections have been completed with two of the shortest trunk lines to the Atlantic seaboard. The line is intended to make the shortest route from ocean to ocean, and is to be built on the low grade basis, thereby giving it advantages in cost of construction and distance compared to other transcontinental systems. With these advantages in its favor it is not surprising that immediate land along the route tire in demand at this early day. Then again the line traverses the very linest farming and grazing section of Nebraska and the new stations along the Pacific Short Line are bon lid to grow and prosper. THIRTY-FOUR PERSONS KILLED. Horrible Result of an Explosion at a Havana Fire—Scores Injured. Havana, May 19.—At ll o'clock Saturday night a lire broke out in Vasts’ hardware store. Iii a short time the flames reached a barrel of powder in the building anda terrific explosion Hollowed. The whole structure was blown to pieces and thirty-four persons were killed and scores injured. Defended Her Honor. New York, May 19.—Rossanna Ros-sita. wife of an Italian dock laborer, stabbed and mortally wounded, this morning, one Gillarde Lgindue, who had been a hoarder in her house, in defense of her honor. Through an interpreter it was learned from Mrs. Rossita that Lgindue wanted lier to run away from her husband and children. She refused and tlu'ti he attempted to assault her. The Presbyterian Convention at Saratoga —News From Over the Sea—Stanley to be Married—General Telegraphic CUcks. will take vigorous measures to show their dissent. France has had a year of almost unexampled prosperity. Her imports and exports both exceed last year's by several million francs. Western Australia is to have its coast strongly fortified by the English government. the Australian colonies jointly paying tho expenses. Chicago, May IO—Fifty-nine waiters employed at the Palmer house—half of the force—were discharged this morning on their refusal to leave the Culinery alliance. The alliance people have appointed a committee to call upon the proprietors of the Tremont house, Auditorium and Palmer house amPpresent the demands of the alliance for recognition and better pay in the event of a refusal to order a strike at noon today in all the places named. About thirty waiters at the Tremont house and an equal number at the Commercial hotel went on a strike to-day. No action was taken at the Grand Pacific, as the management has promised to sign the scale if the other houses do. At tin* Auditorium the acting manager signed the scale subject to the approval of Manager Southgate upon his return from New York. _ RELIGIOUS MATTERS. A BAD BREAK. The CLEANINGS FROM IOWA. Interesting Items Caught on the Fly by Hawk-Eye Correspondents. Des Moines “Boodlers” — Keokuk** New Stock Yards Incorporated—Connell Bluffs Has a Rain of Birds— General State News. Largest Bucket Shop in the United States Goes to the Wall. New York, May 19.—Public Grain and Stock Exchange (limited), said to be the largest bucket shops in the United States, went to the wall this morning, owing to an attachment secured against it by a customer for 830.000. Charles H. Platt, the accredited president of the company, said this noon he thought the business would be resumed in a very short time, as settlement with all creditors was impending. Members of the Public Graci and Stock Exchange say they belong to the Consolidated Stock and Petroleum Stock Exchange. Their capital stock is $100,000. paid in full. Suicide of a C onsular Agent. Portsmouth, Eng.. May 19.—Thomas McCheane. consular agent of the United States at this place, has committed suicide with a revolver. No reason ior tile act is known. SABBATH OBSERVANCE. — Proceeding* of the Presbyterian General Assembly in Session at Saratoga. Saratoga, N. V.. May 19.—At the Presbyters ii general assembly this morning Dr. Kempshall moved that the report of the committee on methods of altering the constitution be referred back to the committee enlarged by seven members fairly representing both sides, with instructions to report as early as possible to the assembly. This was seconded by Dr. Patton and opposed by Dr. Roberts, chairman of the committee, who thought the matter has not been sufficiently debated. Dr. Patton said he had seconded it in the interests of harmony. Dr. Herrick Johnson, of Chicago, thought it singular that if this was in the interests of harmony tho chairman of the committee should not have been consulted. He thought more discussion was necessary before such reference. He moved that the motion he laid on the table, but it was lost. Tin* question of recommittal was then deferred and the matter dropped for the present. The board of missions for the freedmen made its annual report which showed that there was now 245 churches, 78 schools, HT colored preachers and HO colored teachers, and not less the live hundred thousand freedmen are now reached by their good influence. The receipts of the board during the year were $176,000, a gain over last year of $41,000. The freedmen themselves have given toward the support of their own churches and schools $40,000. Rev. Iv. II. Allen, secretary of the board followed in earnest advocacy of larger giving and interest for the elevation of this race. Ile said there was serious trouble ahead unless this was done. He stated that the negroes as a whole are multiplying much faster than the means of educating them. Late this afternoon a motion to recommit the report of the committee on methods of revision to an enlarged committee was again taken up and after a long debate adopted. Many Churchmen to Meet. Des Moines, May 19.—The chief event of the week in this city will be the annual meeting of the general association of congregational churces of the state. The first session xviii be held Wednesday evening, when the annual sermon xviii be preached by Dr. Salter of Burlington. The following day xviii be mainly devoted to the semi-centenial celebration of the congregationnal work in the state. Dr. Julius A. Reed, a worker here for over fifty years; Drs. Robinson, Salter, E. Adams, and H. Adams, of the Ioxva board, who came here in 1843: Dr. Magoun, M. Iv. Cross, J. Todd, G. Rice, J. D. Sands, W. M. Brooks, and Charles Gibbs xviii all be present. Dr. Heed xviii deliver the memorial address proper at half-past ten o'clock Thursday morning. Speeches by Drs. Adams, Magoun. Brooks, and Sun- j day School Secretary Toxvle, all relating | to the xvork of the fifty years, xviii be | heard in the afternoon. The meeting j xviii continue three da vs. Why Workingmen Want the Christian Sabbath Maintained. From the Christian Intelligencer. The xveekly called Life has a great deal to say against the trustees of the Metropolitan Museum because they do not open it on Sunday. It charges this course as due to piety. It does not knoxv that kindness to tin* workingman is the prevailing motive. Hence xve print an extract from an English paper, xvhich xvi* know to he perfectly correct, and which shows xvho are the true friends of tile xvorking classes, the men who want the day of rest and worship observed, or the men xvho incessantly mock and jeer at all measures taken to secure its due observance: “A few years before the death of Mr. Mark Lemon, the editor of the London Punch, he made the following confession to a friend, xvho vouches for it. and xvho xvas remonstrating xvith him for the ridicule which, in that journal, he had persistently poured upon the friends of the Lord’s day. In reply to a remark that on this subject the xvorking people seemed to be in advance of Christians, and that if the barriers which surround the Lord's day were broken down, ultimately, they, tho workmen, xvould have to do seven days’ work for six days' pay, Mr. Lemon said:    ‘Now    I xviii make a confession to you which I have not made to others. Some time ago I got up a petition in favor of the opening of the British Museum on Sundays, and sent it into our printing office for tile men to sign, xvhen, judge of my astonishment, the foreman came to my room and said:    ‘Mf you please, sir. do you press for the signing of this petition? For, unless you do, the men xvould rather not sign it." “What in the world do you mean by that? Why, it is for their benefit that xvrc want museums opened on Sundays!*’ “Well, sir,” replied the foreman, “the men think that would not be the end of it—it would only be the thin edge of the wedge, and that before long, xvorkshops. offices and all kinds of places as xvell as museums xvould be open on Sunday, too!” ‘Now,’ added Mr. Lemon, ‘that petition xvas never signed. The conduct, of the men made a strange impression on my mind, and I honestly acknoxvledge that it furnishes a strong fact for your side of the question.’ “The narrator added:    ‘From the day of this interview until his death, I never heard of Mr. Lemon having penned an unkind line against better observance of the Lord's Dav.’ ” Des Moines. la.. May IO.—The charges es of "boodlism” against aldermen and ex-aldermen of Des Moines still hangs fire in the grand jury, aud there is now a general feeling of doubt that auy indictments xviii be found at all. Most of those against xvhom charges xvere made hax’c returned the money said to have been illegality obtained, but ex-Ald. J. C. Macer still insists that he isentitled to the cash draxvn. Justice Comes High. Des Moines, Iowa. May 19.—Tho financial exhibit of Polk county has just been made public and the jgures given are likely to cause surprise. They show the court expenses of the county were greater than for the preceeding year, amounting to $92,046. Of this amount 837.775 went to meet justice court expenses. Justice fees in these courts amounted to $12,876, aud constable fees to 810,374. Witness fees amounted to $8,-000. These fees were nearly all distributed among constable and their assistants. for it requires from three to six officers and assistant officers so make a search for liquors under the present prohibitory system. The Cherokee Commission. Ioxx*a Village. la.. May 19.—The Cherokee commission, alter having xvan-dered around the Ioxva reservation for twenty-four hours in futile search of the Ioxva village, xvas found Saturday morning by txvo Indian scouts sent out by the chiefs to see xvhat had become of the government's representati\Tes. whom they had been axvaiting for a day. The party arrix'ed at noon, and after dinner the conference wit Ii the chiefs xvas begun. Medium Horse, til** second chief and spokesman for the Indians, asked that tile commissioners provide a feast for the Indians, and then they xvould proceed xvith the negotiations. The commissioners xvere finally obliged to consent to this, and at noon to-day the feast xvas served. any law seeking to regulate the liquor traffic, whether prohibition or license in in its nature, must hax’e the aid of a national law governing shipments of liquor. It therefore precipitates the whole question into national politics, at least in so far as the election of congressmen pledged to restrictive or prohibitive shipments are concerned. There is considerable building, especially of elegant homes, going on in this city. There are also efforts being made to introduce a system of water works. This is needed very much as we are behind the Iowa cities iii this regard. The health of this community is good, however, as is attested by the presence of Christian Concord xvith us, who first saw light it 1789. He has lived here for forty years. It is but fair to the aged patriarch to say that he ascribes his longevity to a generous and continuous imbibing of good bourbon xvhisky. We think this a mistake, however. He is still fairly active.    Thor. BURGLARY AT WEST LIBERTY. TO FKL TRE EMPTY COFFERS The Council Passes an Ordinance Licensing the Sale of Liquors. Taxes Levied and Money to be Borrowed in Anticipation of Their Collection-Paving and Sewer Bids Were Opened—Other Item*. A Masonic Memorial Service—Other Items. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] West Liberty. la.. May 19.—I. A. Nichols* hardware store xvas burglarized Friday night. A gold xvateh and a lot of razors, revolvers and pocket-knives were taken, amounting to somewhere near $125 in value. Entrance xvas affected by forcing the front door. Ml Anbury Lodge No. 95VA. F. A A. M.. held a memorial service Sunday in memory of their deceased brethren. Rev. S. IL Parvin. of Muscatine, delivered the orat ion. The public school buildings of West Liberty daily display the national flag. Many new residences are being built this summer and all our mechanics are busy. FROM ALEDO, ILLINOIS.* Keokuk’s Stock Yards. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Keokuk, lo.. May 19.—In the office of the recorder in this city, to-day, was filed articles of incorporation of the Keokuk Union Stock Yards company, xvith a capital stock of $50,000. The board of directors is E. M. Horine, J. F. Smith, H. M. Lourie, L. DeGive and I'. D. DeGive. The officers are the same as those of other like companies. The work of construction xviii commence to-inorroxv and is expected to be finished by July I. The yards xviii accomodate about live thousand hogs. Damaging Fros s. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Vinton, la , May 17.—It is discovered that the heavy frosts of last xveek have done much damage to fruit and early vegetables in this vim.!; through planting con i hasbeen too cool for ii tures and meadows an* I* West Point. la., Mav Farmers are ut ihi- weather lo grow. I‘as-joking lim*. 19.—The loci ut frost has completely killed the fruit, and garden truck looks sick. A FEW QUESTIONS. BY A. E. M. Tin* Louisiana State Lottery Company Condemned. Ashville, N. C.. May 19. The general assembly of the presbyterian church to-day adopted a resolution vigorously condemning the Louisiana state lottery, tun! xvarning all members of the church against complicity iii it in any shape or manner, particularly in buying tickets. Heavy Rains Damage Crops. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Farmen, 111.. May 19.—The heavy rain Sunday evening xvas accompanied with hail, which fell in a largo quantity a short distance south of this place, doing much damage to grain and fruit. The cobless and frequency of the rains of this month has put the early planting back. Showing Gratitude. Ft tv ok Mexico. May 19.—The government has granted to General Sturm, of Hie United States a concession on a railroad from this city to the Pacific coast. It is assumed that the government in this xvay is making return to General St,urm for favors to Mexico done by him in I inn* of need. A Policeman Suicides. Chicago. May 19.—Policeman Charles Kayser. in the presence of his xvife and four children. Saturday morning blew his brains out with a revolver, dying almost instantly. He had been in poor health and this led to his suicide. Baptist Societies Convention. Chicago. May 19.—The anniversary meetngs of the various national organizations of the Baptist church began here to-day. There is a large attendance of leading members of the denomination from all parts of the country. The societies xvhich hold their regular annual meetings during the next ten days are the Missionary union or Foreign missionary society. American Baptist Publication society. American Baptist Home mission society. American Baptist Education society and the Women’s Baptist Home mission society. The Home mission society led off xvith a session to-day, devoted to routine business. GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. Terrible Slaughter of Dahomians. Paris. May 19.—The Temps publishes a dispatch from Senaga stating that the French have captured Segon and Ouise-bougan after conflicts with the Da-homians. The forces of the Daliomians at a battle which took place April 25 numbered 1,500, and all of them were killed. The French loss xxtis fifteen killed and seventv-two wounded. Approved Large Credits. Berlin. May 19.—The budget committee of the Reichstag has approved credits amounting to 4.500.000 marks on account of German operations in East Africa. Illinois Miners Strike. Peoria. May 19.—A general strike has been declared in all the coal mines of Peoria and Canton sub-districts. The men demand seventy-live cents a ton and the operators are determined sixty-tive cents is all they xviii pay. The Ladies Delighted. The pleasant effect and the perfect safety with which ladies may use the liquid fruit laxative. Syrup of Figs, under all conditions make it their favorite remedy. It is pleasing to the eye and to the taste, gentle, yet effectual in acting on the kidneys, liver and bowels. Two Men Drowned. Castine, Me., May 19.—Captain Melville Grindle and his brother. Frederick, were drowned yesterday by the capsizing of a boat off Sandy Point. Both leave widows. Blackleg In New \*ork State. Amsterdam, N. Y.. May 19.—Blackleg has appeared among cattle in sections of Schoharie county. The rapid spread of the disease causes much alarm. Ex-Senator Jones Insane. Detroit, May 19.—Ex-Senator Jones. of Florida, was this morning adjudged insane in the probate court and committed to St. Joseph’s retreat. Clear Lake's Postmaster. Washington. >Jay 19,—The senate to-day confirmed the nomination of Charles E. Johnson, as postmaster at Clear Lake, Iowa. _ Sleeplessness,nervous prostration, nervous dyspepsia, dullness, blues cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drug store. A Starch Bioker Fall*. Philadelphia, Pa., May 19.—Harry Markes, a stock broker failed to-day. Liabilities $50,000; assets unknown. • Hibbard’s "Herb Beatee*” cwpw ■crofuia and blood diseases. Sea**A WoadsrftaOut Gladstone’s Comparison Condemned. London. May 19.—Several of the liberal papers condemn Gladstone's comparison of the atrocities perpetrated by tin* I Russian officials upon the exiles in St nor i a xvith the Mitehellstown Ireland affair.    _ A Steamboat Foundered. London. May 19.—The steamer Harold. bound from Bilboa to Glasgow, had foundered off the Irish coast. Six persons xvere drowned. Stanley Will Wed. London. May 19.—Stanley, xvho is the most picturesque figure in Europe to-day, is to marry a lady artist. Miss Dorothy Tennant, the young lady who is to make the great explorer happy, is a daughter of the late Charles Tennant and has become famous through her clover pictures in the Academy. The explorer is furious over the announcement that "Heroes in the Dark Continent,” issued by the Historical Publishing Company, is his work. His forthcoming book. "In Darkest Africa.” is, he says, exclusively in the hands of Charles Scribner's &;Sons. The latest news from Uganda is that Stanley's work has been completely undone by a deal between Germany end France, which will give a monopoly to the missionaries of these nations and exclude the English. The scheme was worked through Cardinal Lavigerie. archbishop Algiers. Sir James Ferguson, the under foreign secretary, pleaded ignorance last night. ____ Gossip by Cablet London, May 19.—Minister Terrell is roundly denounced by the Independence Beige for protesting against the levying of import duties in the Congo Free State. “American industries,” says the angry Belgian editor, “were built up by the blood and tears of negro slaves.” The criticism is a little wide of the mark. Chili and the Argentine Republic have, according to the London Times, determined to repudiate the Blaine policy, and Do ships have eyes xvhen they fro to sea'; Are there springs in the ocean’s bed? Dose a “jolly tar” ooze from a tree? Can a rix*er lose its head? Will a blacksmith’s vise condemn his soul! Can books be white and read? To xvhom does the church bell pay its toll? Who shingles a water shed? If a minstrel boy can sing his lay Can a ship sing her “iay-to?” Do tigers ask for grace when they prey? Can a bugle note come due? Is “Father Time” a noted thief For stealing the hours away? Can you give a xvindow-pane relief? Cab you mend the break of day? Is a purchase made when shoes are soled? Can an ax the rainbow hue? t If I keep on txvisting the tale I’ve told Pray xvhat will you readers do? The Best Iii the World. Senator Henry C. Nelson, of NVxv York, writes: “Senate Chamber. Albany. N. Y., April 4, 1885. On the 27th of February, 1883, I xvas taken xvith a violent pain in the region of the kidneys. I suffered such agony that I could hardly stand up. As soon as possible I applied txx’o Allcock’s Porous Plasters, one over each kidney, and laid down. In an hour, to my surprise and delight, the pain had vanished and I xvas well. I wore the plasters for a day or two as a precaution, and then removed them. I have been using Allcock's Porous Plasters in my family for the last ten years, and have always found them the quickest and best external remedy for colds, strains and rheumatic affections. From my experience I believe they are the best plasters in the xvorld." Allcock's Porous Plasters are purely vegetable. They are mild but effective, sure and quick in their action, and absolutely harmless. Beware of imitations, and do not be deceived by misrepresentation. Ask for Allcock's, and let no solicitation or explanation induce you to accept a substitute. Allcock's Corn and Bunion Shields effect quick and certain relief. It Rained Birds. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Cedar Rapids, la.. May 19.—During a heavy storm xvhich prevailed in thi* locality Saturday night, thousands of birds xvhich were migrating toward the north were attracted by 11n* electric light striking against the elect fie wires, and dropping into the streets, xvhich were plentifully strexvn xvith t hem. Many ran* speeimins were picked up. Arrested for Burglary. Mason City. la.. Max 19.—A detective from Illinois arrived ie the city and arrested Ernest Aikens, who is wanted at Apple River and other places for burglaries committed by him. Ile has been shadowed here for several days, having suspected of a more heinous crime. He has already served several years in the penitentiary. Alternate World's Fair Commissioners Selected. [SJH vial to The Hawk-Eye. Des Moines. la., May 19.—A dispatch j received from Governor Boies to-day. J who is sick at Waterloo, announces the selection of Col. Joseph Eiboeck, of this city, and John Hayes, president of the j State Agricultural College, as alternate i xvorld's fair commissioners for Ioxva to be appointed by I he president. A Gossipy Letter Concerning Personal. Social and Other Matters. Aledo. May 19.— I). N. Blazer, editor of tho Nexv Boston Graphic. xvas in the city Friday. J. F. Mitchell, lute of Denver and editor of tin* Keithsburg Ti mc*, xvas in the city the first of the xveek. Dame rumor has it that D. N. Blazer, of the Graphic, xvii! do tin* editorial work on the Times henceforward, and that the paper xviii become the joint property of Mitchell and Blazer. 'Squire Colby, xvho lins been editing and managing the Times since Mr. Mitchell’s sojourn in Denver, made his farexvell salutation to the readers of the Times in its last issue. The squire is possibly noxv ready for the resumption of justice dillies. A. J. Stranaon, the embarrassed merchant of Millersburg xvho quietly disappeared from his home some txvo weeks since, has not yet turned up. Grave fears are entertained that he has ended his life by suicide. The commencement exercises of the Aledo high school took place at the First Presbyterian church on last Friday evening. The graduating class consisted of five, four ladies and one gentleman. All the teachers of the Aledo public schools, except the principal and one grammar teacher, have been secured for the coming year. Miss Mable Pepper, daughter of Hon. J. C. Pepper, has been employed as assistant principal. She is a teacher of marked ability and xvell qualified for the position. A story is going the rounds that one Rick Carver has fallen heir to $12,000, left him from a deceased aunt by will. The story is all bosh. Rick is a xvag in hi* way, and is only practicing a little duplicity on his friends. Quite a sensational case of bastardy xvas tried iii the county court Friday, the part ic* being Charles Neisley and Nancy Mayhearn, both of Seaton. The jury after remaining out all night returned a verdict of not guilty. Councii Chamber. May 19, ,1890. The council met in regular session Mayor Duncan presiding. Present: Mer-I cor. Epstein, Winter. Bonn. Fawcett, Steiinker. Peel. Ritter, and Blatti. The minutes of the preceding regular and special meetings were read and ap-i proved. COMMUNICATIONS. The clerk read a communication from I tin* mayor recommending the licensing i of places of public entertainment w here 1 liquors are sold. Received and placed on | tile. The remonstrance wa< read of N. I*. Sunderland and other property owners on North Fifth street between | North and Arch street, against the con-j struction of a sewer along said Fifth street. Prayer of th** remonstrants granted. The remonstrance was read of Chris Gever and others against the paving of Elm street between Main and Fifth streeta unless property opiners be informed as to the grade lines and that the paving if done be extended to Eighth street. Petition granted. The clerk read the auditors report of warrants drawn during the month of March and April, 1890. VPI’KOVEI* 111 LLS. Street commissioner’s pay nills 4 and 5, Street repairs........... $3s0    90 Sidewalk*................................ 40    23 Lex'ee fund.............................. .vt    95 Fax ing fund............................. IT    .‘>0 Road fund............................... *6    to Bridge fund............................. 21    ii    *,5 Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph t i., lense for tire alarm plant for the year ending April I, 1890. as per contract... The clerk read the report of tin auditor of the condition of the xariou appropriations from the general fund. Incidential appropriation over drawn...................$1:120.13 Street light appropriation... Street repair appropriation over drawn...................: Fire department appropriation ........................... Police appropriation drawn................. Salary appropriation drawn................. Park appropriation____ The clerk read tin Palmer, Sr., against the assessment for grading alley No. 4, betxvecn Maple and Vine streets. Referred to the internal improvement committee. The clerk read the remonstrance of Susan Whitaker and others against the ehangeof tin* grade of Angular street from Main to Boundary street unless it bi* raised instead of loxvered. Referred to the internal improvement committee and city engineer. The petition of Adam Willett and others praying for the reconsideration of the resolution ordering the paving of Main street from Maple to South streets was read and referred to the internal improvement committee. The clerk read the remonstrance of Oliver Little against the paving of South Main street and construction of sewer on same. Referred to the internal improvement committee. The petition of Mrs. M. Whalen for release from assessment for improvement in front of her property xvas referred to the special assessment committee. The clerk read the proposition of Mrs. Helen Erick offering to settle hor claim for damages alleged to have been received by reason of defective sidewalk. over $1389.32 over $ 965.3S protest of 672 OO city 7.24 1206.76 120.35 Luke eir- It's The Gall of it. From the Bostonian. Colonel Bing—Some one has been dilating mallieious stories about me. outrageous. Major Pragg—Oh. we all have to stand being lied about. Colonel Bing—But confound it. major, the stories are true! Water Works Sold. Le Mars. la., May 19.—One of the largest deals ever transacted in this city took place Friday. The Le Mars Water and Light company sold their plant to J. II. Winched for 845.000. It includes the buildings, franchise and mains of the water works plant. Agricultural Manufactory Incorporated. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Keokuk. la.. May 19.—The Empire Manufacturing company xvas incorporated to-day. having a capital stock of $75,000. The business of the company will be the manufacture of agricultural implements and other farm goods. Had His Ilaiiil Smashed Oft'. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Charles City, la.. May 19.—J. IL Burns, a brakeman on the Chicago. Mil-wauKee & St. Paul railroad, got his hand badly smashed while making a coupling here last evening and xviii lose it. BOUGHT AN ELEVATOR. The Harrison Elevator Rehougiit for Burlington Parties. Yesterday the sale xvas consumated by which the Harrison Elevator, some months ago sold by Lou Fix to Robert Connolly, of Chicago, becomes again the property of Burlington parties, and tin* plant, instead of lying practically idle as it ha* been for the two years past. xviii be repaired and overhauled and put to some use. The transfer completed yesterday was to the National Linseed Oil Co., of xvhich the Burlington Linseed Oil Co. is a member. The company has always been hampered in its operations by the xvant of sufficient storage room for the llax seed and now they feel that they have secured accommodations xvhich xviii enable them to handle greater quantities of the raw material and *0 increase the output of the mill. Several thousand dollars xviii be expended upon the property in making it suitable for the handling of flaxseed, xvhich I- almost a* difficult to hold as water. The cribs, which now are fin-ished unix to tim top of the first floor, xviii in* • tended to the top of the building a to xviii increase t he storage capacity to 700.( uo bushel*. Several additional workman will be employed at the elevator and -o it 'is a direct benefit to the city in th;; respect. The proposition was tee on claims and poxver to settle. The remonstrance referred to Commit-eitv solicitor with The fo mitigated Coin pany H E A LETTER FROM MANCHESTER. The Lights on a Dark Subject. From Puck. Teacher—Now, here's the word "kidney" in the lesson for to-day. A kidney is one of the organs of the body. Holcomb, you may give an instance illustrating the use of the word. Holcomb (without a second's hesitation)—We are going to have a new kidney in our church next Sunday. New Thorns. From the Sioux City Times. The “original package” decision sci ms to worry the prohibitionists in Maine worse than anywhere else. They have been kicking against the pricks so long in that state, that they protest vigorously against new thorns. A Strong Measure. From the Detroit Free Press. "I am afraid you got cheated when you bought this place. You’ll never get me to believe your front yard contains an acre.” “Yes, it does; I measured it." ••With what?” “My lawn mower.” Change of life, backache, monthly irregularities, hot flashes, are cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Free samples at J. H. Witte’s drug store_ The K.vised Tarifl. From the Lowell Citizen. Father—I’m going to tan your Tommy. Tommy—No, you won’t. Hides free. Use Hibbard's -Herb taractVor the blood Calli Weather and Frost—Politieal and Personal .Matters. [Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye.] Manchester, la., May 19.—The weather holding cold for so long in this part of the stat** all kinds of farming is very much retarded. The frost has damaged much small fruit, especially currants and strawberries. However, there has been one compensation, in that rains, such as xve have not seen for five years. have been poured upon us liberally. If warm xveather ever sets in in earnest everthing will fairly jump. The farming community complain considerably and it is noticeable that they are looking more earnestly toward congress for aid. The discussion of the McKinley bill attracts their attention. It is to be hoped that that measure will indeed be for the good of all our people aud not alone of the eastern manufacturers. Governor Gear’s efforts for free sugar are highly appreciated. He is making for himself a reputation as the People's advocate. Polities are not being agitated here much. There is no doubt of Colonel Henderson's renomination and re-election. A few sore-heads and a good many democrats are endeavoring to make the people think there is wide-spread dissatisfaction with the colonel's course, but it is only the rapings of their heated imaginations. His record is a splendid one and that too. if you go back even to his cradle in old Scotland. His effort has been for his constituency, and it is not the course of an intelligent people to forget good honest work. Senator Seeds’ name has been kindly mentioned in connection with the republican nomination for secretary of state, but we know that it is not with consent and that he has steadfastly refused all solicitations to allow it to be presented. The “original package' decision seems to have dazed a good many people. nni~ ‘ saloon people are rejoicing ^ ’ prohibitionists are endeavoring toited out whether they had bettor laugh or cry. The general opinion •lilitary Matters. lowing orders have been pro-bv Captain Charles Wilner. of ll: ORDERS NO. Ii. VDQUARTERS Co. II, SECOND HEGI- I XI ENT. I. N. G. Burlington. la.. May 19. 1"90. ) First. In compliance with the unanimous x• »t 1 • of till* company. I. on behalf of tIii*- company accepted tin* invitation of Dr. ( . H. Stocking to attend tin* memorial services at the First M. E. church on next Sunday evening. Second. Members xviii meet. at the armory on Sunday at 6:45 o'rloek p. rn. Roll call at 7:15 p. in. Third. Tin* new dr***- uniforms xxiii bi* xvttrii on this occasion, unless orders to tin* contrary an* published on *aid evening. By order vf Cha*. Willner. Captain. The company has graciously offered its services a* escort to the veterans on Memorial Day and as usual xviii form a striking part of the parade. A Poetical Figure. From the Washington Post. From store to store she hastens. And she laugh* a blithesome laugh Ami p* rhaps she'li sax’t* $2, 1 lr f2b.. Clerk supreme Court. From the Cedar Rapids Republican. "The excellence of Gilbert B. Pray * service to the state a* clerk of the supreme court, and the state-wide popularity of the man behind tin* services, seem to have settled the matter of succession in advance of the stat** convention." Not Perceivable. From Puck. “Papa. what is thi* color they call invisible blue?'" "It's 4in* blue on a policeman’" uniform when there'* a row on hand.*' A Waste of Forces. From the Washington Post. Tis lait to white a lily o’er. In honey, sweets to smother. Or else to *ait the sea—no mon* When women kiss each other. Miles' Nerve and Liver Pills. An important discovery. They act on thettv^, stomach and bowels through the A new principle. They speed-biliousness, bad taste, torpid and constipation. Splendid linen and children. Smallest. it, 30 doses for 25 cents, at J. H. Witte’s drug store. The whilst the \—“They say that Mrs. Bigs-by makes things hot for lier husband." Dnmpsey (who has breakfasted with Blgsby)—“That certainly doesn’t apply to his coffee.”—Burlington Free Press. of A. S. Wehmeier 1 and others against tin* paving of Frank- j lilt street xvith brick xvas read by the j cfi rk and referred to internal improvement committee. The remonstrance of Lyman Cook and others against tho paving of alley No. 6, between Court and High streets, was read and referred to interna! improvement committee. The petition of J. Allison Smith and others xvas read asking for tin* removal of earth obstructing the south side of Valley street, between Boundary and Woodlawn avenue. Referred to internal improvement committee. The petition of Henry Stensbc a. agent for the refunding of a sidewalk tax xvrongfully collected, xva* referred to the special assessment committee. A communication from John Burg A Sons, relating to their petition previously presented, xvas received and filed. The petition of the Electric Light and Power Company, asking that the contrail entered into between the city and the petitioner be approved and carried out, xvas received and placed on file. The petition of Henry Hirsch, asking for permission to make connection with a private tile drain in front of his house, xvas referred to the sewer committee. The petition of Theod. Guelich and others, asking for the permanent improvement of South Third street between Elm and Angular street*, xvas referred to the internal inprovement committee to report cost of such improvement. REPORTS. The finance committee reported on the official bonds of Carl Lohinann a* clerk of police court, and of \Y. W. Turpin as building commissioner, that they were in proper form and recommended* their approval. Report adopted. The internal improvement committee reported on tin* resolution of Alderman Steimker for the eonstruct ion of aeulvert over Ninth street, between Angular and Spruce streets, recommending that the matter be* referred back to the city engineer for estimate of cost arid that prior J petition be not granted until after n*f>ort of city engineer. Report adopted. The internal improvement committee reported on the petition of C. A. Rand for the paving of Boundary street from High to Arch streets, that -aid improvement is one that should be made and recommended that the petition be granted Report adopted. The internal improvement committal reported on the petition of Cunningham and Cameron for com pen sat ion for depositing earth and stone on High -trier that though petitioners had partlv filled said street as claimed. Yet as it would establish a bad precedent recommend that the petitioners bi* not compensated. Report adopted. The internal improvement, commute reported on the resolution of Alderman Mercer, that street commissioner be instructed to perform work asked for by E. Lindy, that the work is needed and recommend that the street commDsioner be instrucfed to do the work. Report adopted. The internal improvement committee reported on the resolution of Alderman Blaul to have sidewalk built on west side of 3d street between Division and Market -treets that walk i- needed and recommended that resolution be granted. Report adopted. The internal improvement committee reported on the petition of E. J. Gregg and others to grade alley between Marietta and Woodlawn avenue from Smith to Division street that the work -hould haxe been done and recommended that the petition be granted. Report adopted. The internal improvement committee reported on the remonstrance of T. \Y. Newman and others against the paving of South Main street, that remonstrance is signed by men who are well able to pay for such improvement and not by men less able to stand such expense, recommend that remonstrance be not granted. Report adopted.    * The internal improvement committee reported on the remonstrance of J. S. Weider and others against grading and paving of alley in block 938, between Arch and High streets, that the alley is in bad condition and recommend that prior petition be granted as recommended by this committee. Report adopted. The internal improvement committee reported on the petition of ll. L. Guesser and other- to have resolution for pax-mg Main street changed from 4S to 5(7 feet between curbs, that present width of street is 56 feet and recommend that petition be granted. Report adopted. -The internal improvement committee * reported on the petition of Wm. Farr and others to have Spruce street opened and made passable for teams that the improvement should bo referred to the city engineer for estimate of cost to be reported at next regular meeting. Report adopted. The internal improvement and sewer committees to whom was referred annual report of city engineer reported that the report is a complete one and recommend that it be received and placed on file. Report adopted. The internal improvement committee . reported on the resolution of Alderman Steimker to make alley No. 3, between Cedar and Locust street- passable for teams, stall' that the improvement is needed and recommend that the resolution be granted. Report adopted. The committee on claims presented the folloxving li-t of claim- examined and allowed: The claim of the Electric-Light and I‘ow or company for light furnished in April. 841 LOI was allowed subject to correct ion Itv the city auditor: The gas committee reported on the petition of .1. A. Pilger and others for ga* lamp in middle of bloek on Sixth street, between Arch and Spring streets, that it xvould be bad practice to allow lamp posts placed in the middle of any block, and recommended that it bi* not granted. Report adopted. The ga- committee reported on tile ri-elution of Alderman Mercer, to have electric light placed at intersection of Zaiser ami Gnahn streets, that light is needed and recommended tHat resolution be granted. Report adopted. The clerk read the agreement proposed to be entered into between the Electric Light and Foxy cr company and the city of Burlington for lite furnishing to the city for the term of one year, from May 5, I>9D. not less than 50 arc rights of 2.OOO candle power at the rate of 890 per lamp per annum. The mayor vva» authorized to sign contract on behalf of j the city. The clerk read the agreement proposed to be entered into between the Burlington Gas Light Company and the ; city of Burlington for the furnishing to tin* city tras for not less than two hun-[ died gas lamps for the term of one year from February 15, 1890, at the rate of $18.00 per lamp per annum and at tho rate of $1.50 per thousand feet of gas consumed in the public buildings of tho city. The mayor xvas authorized fo sign contract on behalf of the city. The police committee reported on the report of the police clerk of fines and i fe**s collected in the months of March aud April, 1890. that reports are correct I and recommend that tin* same be received and placed on tile. Report adopted. Alderman Epstein from the judiciary committee reported on the petition of John Burg A Sons for permission to construct a gate across Center street at intersection with Osborn street that no ! such right can be granted, but no injury would re-ult from letting street be used i as asked for and recommend that tho I prayer of the petition be granted. Re-I port rejected. The judiciary committee reported on the above petition of John Burg & Sons j that the city bas no authority to grant I the petition a* asked for, and therefore I recommend that the petition be not i granted. Report adopted. The judiciary committee reported on. i the petition of W. IL Gilbert and others asking that the price of gas be fixed at a 1 lower tab* than is noxv being charged I and to negotiate for the granting of a franchise to a new |eompany, that there I is little doubt the price of gas is higher ' than it should be. but the committee has no absolute knowledge for what price j gas can be furnished, and the committee ; is willing to grant any reasonable rights to a new company, and recommend that if said company desires to negotiate for a franelii.-e t hat. they present an ordinance , for tin* consideration of the council. Re-| port adopted. The judiciary committee reported on i the petition of A. L. Philips and others { to have the name of Boundary street changed to "Central Avenue”, that there ; is no objection to the change except that i new street signs xviii be made necessary, and recommended that the prayer of pe-j tit inners be granted. Report adopted. The judiciary committee reported on • the ordinance to amend “an ordinance j relating to special assessments and providing the manner of making aud collecting -ame” that the same is for the purpose of making specific a certain provision in the old ordinance on which there wa* a doubt, and recommend that the same pa--. Report adopted. The special as.-essment committee repot ted on the petition of A. K. Collins to have a--os ment against his mother’s property cancelled, that work was ordered by the city council and parties notified by Marshal Nelson and recommend that petition be not granted. The sewer committee reported on the petition of James A. Guest and others for a sewer on Fifth street from North to Aren street-, that -ewer is needed but there is no sewer on Arch street with which to make connection and therefore can no* grant the* petition until sewers North and Spring streets. are built The committee recommends that sewers be built on those street* a- soon as the eity finances xviii allow. Report adopted. * The sewer committee reported on the resolution of Alderman Ritter that the eity engineer be instructed to advertise for bid* for the construction of main Haw keye -ewer at the intersection of Valley and Seventh struts, that said -ewer con-trnction is much needed as the bridge at. such plaee i* barricaded and recommended the adoption of the resolution. Ref>ort adopted. The sewer committee reported on the resolution of Alderman Hitter to build -ewer- on Boundary stueet from Valley to Market, on Market street from Boundary to Mar-hall and on Valley street from Seventh to a point 270 feet west of Eighth street, that said sewers are needed and recommend that the-ame be ordered built. Report adopted. The -pecial assessment committee reported on tie* a-'i -sments against abutting property for the improvement of Third -treet. between Market and Davison and Woodlawn avenue between Valley and Smith street, that the same are correct and recommend the levy thereof. Report adopted. The city engineer here presented a statement to the effect that ie* had received no bids for the improvement of alleys No. 4 and 6 as -aid alleys, as at the intersections with Vine and Angular street*, respectively, said streets are eon-iderabiy above grade. As these alley- cannot well be graded until the street- ar* brought to grade lie deems it advisable to postpone said improvements. IU- reported that he had riot received bid- for the grading of alley No 3, between High and Arch and Spring and Franklin, on account of the scarcity of earth to bring -aid alleys to grad**. Report received and filed. IS EVOLUTION *. By alderman Mercer: Whereas. There is in the hands of the treasurer of tire city of Burlington# Iowa, a sum of money in the fund knox as the "old bond judgment fund," and. Whereas, All of >aid iionds have been redeemed or at tie* present time are. outlawed, and. Whereas, There is no necessity a longer retention of said money iii fund, therefore be it Resolved. By the city council city of Burlington, Iowa, that; (Continued on Page ;

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