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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 21, 1890, Burlington, Iowa WANT Advertisements in The Hawk-Eye Brins; the Best Returns. Special Rates for Want Advertisements by the Month. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.) THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. BURLINGTON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1890- (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. I HE ORIGINAL PACKAGE BILL. Senator Wilson Makes a Strong Argument in its Favor. The Measure is Opposed by Senator Vest-Eulogizing the Late Senator Kelley —The Tariff Bill in the House —Washington News. Washington. May 20.—Stanford introduced a bill providing for loans on public lands and announced lie would hereafter address the senate on the subject. The senate then proceeded to consider the “original package" bill and was carried out the republican principles. Xbe Chicago platform enumerated the ways and means of reducing the revenue and declared the internal revenue systems should be destroyed rather than that any part of the protective system should be surrendered. The sugar industry was part of the protective system. It was surrendered by this bill. The sugar schedule pointed as directly as ever a free-trader pointed to the benefit of buying in the cheapest market. [Democratic applause.] Wool was not produced to the extent of our wants, and no one could predict when it would be. It was to-dav a declining industry [democratic applause] and had been given increased protection in this bill because it was a declining industry, and yet was called the keystone of the arch of protection. If the committee was right in NO REVISION AS YET. addressed by Y\ ilson.of Iowa, in explana- j the position taken by it in its report the tion and advocacy of it, stating that it was made necessary by the recent decision of j the supreme court. It was in response J to a suggestion contained in that decision that congress could permit an exercise of the restraining power of the states and it was for the purpose of giving that permission that the bill had been introduced and reported. The effect would be to leave each state to determine for itself what its policy should be in regard to the traffic in intoxicating liquors. At the present time original package saloons were being organized in his state. The package might be a pint or half pint of whisky, a keg or bottle of beer. It was to put a stop to such practice and recognize in every state the power to regulate its own internal policy that the bill was reported. Mr. Vest said he was not able to agree with the majority of the committee in reporting tin1 bill because it would sweep away the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States over interstate commerce. The supreme court had decided emphatically that alcoholic stimulants were an article of interstate commerce and the power to regulate commerce among the states and with foreign nations was an exclusive power vested iii congress by the constitution. The intimation t hat congress might delegate, to the state that power was contained iii the mere obiter dictum of that decision. Ho (Vest) concluded it, could not be done. The supreme court, had decided that the power of congress over Hic interstate commerce was exclusive, lf it could be delegated iii regard to one article of merchandise (alcohol) it could be delegated to any other article -wheat, corn, rice, oleomargarine, etc. Was the senate going to make that new departure? Was it, on the mere diet inn of tin* supreme court, to tear down Hie barriers of the constitution? The real question, lie said, was whether congress could delegate tin* power vested iii it by the constitution to any state or number of states. He believed it could not. To do so would be to destroy tin* interstate clause of the constitut ion and all purposes for which it was enacted. So far from having any uniformity, there would Vie in that ease, diversity and hostility. Missouri would shut out one article. Kansas another, and so on until there would be chaos from one end of the union to the other. At two o’clock the silver Dill came up as unfinished business, but was laid aside informally. Vest continued that if this bill were passed it would open upopportunities for a successive series of such bills just as the emergencies or opinions of the different states might cell for that sort of legislation. The si*nato was now asked to enter the domain of the interstate commerce vested exclusively iii congress and to make exception as to alcoholic liquors, which tho supreme court decided to be as much an article of commerce as any other merchandise. How long would it be. In* asked, until another demand was made upon congress to give permission to nil the states to exclude something else—tobacco, for instance. Mr. McPherson asked Vest whether the right to import an article implied tin* right to sell it. Mr. Vest replied in the affirmative. Mr. Hoar argued in favor of the bill. Hi* supposed there did not exist a community anywhen* when* tho danger of permitting the unrestricted sale of intoxicating liquors was not recognized and guarded against by public authority. Unless what was proposed in this bill, or some!bing equivalent. could be done, it would be the law of the United States for all future time (unless the constitution amended in that respect) that any person living iii another stall* or foreign country could send intoxicating liquors into any state and dispose of it there through its agents, and that it should not bi* competent for any state authority to prohibit it. Mr. Edmunds remarked upon it as a curious and interesting circumstance that this condition of tilings had been reached when, according to the debate and according to tin* judgment of tin' supreme court, the States had no power to deal with the subject, and congress had no power to deal wit Ii it. that there was in ex cry an inherent, individual, carry into another state might consider injurious product price at price of Mean he revenue The result was man in one state personal right to what that state lo its safety and there to sell it: and that congress had no power to stop it. and that the states could not stop it unless congress gave them that, power. It was only necessarx to state such a proposition to show that somewhere, cither in the supreme court or the senate, there was a fault in somebody’s logic. Ile did not feel embarrassed by the fact that the supreme court had taken the longest stop over taken within a hundred years in a republican government towards the centralization of power somewhere, either in the supreme court or in congress. He did not believe in centralization of power. He believed in its segregation and separation in every respect. Speaking of the importation of intoxicating liquors into a state. Edmunds claimed that once they got there they were, (whether in tin1 hands of natives or not), the subject of state laws, and that was what the supreme court would come to within the next twenty years. The constitution declared congress should have power to regulate commerce among the states, and left to the states the power to deal with objects of commerce after they got there. After further discussion the bill went over without action, and the senate proceeded to the consideration of the resolutions offered by Cameron, respect tin memory to late Representative Kelley of Pennsylvania. At the close of the eulogy the senate, as a further mark of respect to the memory of Mr. Kelly, ad .iou rued. duty on wool was a charge on the consumer. [Democratic applause.] The bill made sugar contraband in the protective system. If the principle of bounty was correct, why not apply it to other things? Wny not apply it to tin plate? [Laughter] and save at once (if the committee was right, he was only representing its reasons, not. endorsing them) >7.000,000 in revenue and taxation. Why not apply it to linen goods, which we did not produce, and give the people cheap linen to go with cheap tin and sugar? [Laughter.] Why not apply it to wool until that article was produced in this country to the extent of the pimple’s wants? [Democratic laughter.] Think of the splendid political effect upon the republican party when it was enabled to point with pride to the workingman and farmer sitting down to a cheap breakfast in a cheap suit of clothes. [Laughter]. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, opposed the amendment. What was tin* position of tin* republican party touching tin* protective system? To relieve from duty those articles of foreign production, except luxuries, the like of which could not be produced at home. Less sugar was produced in this country now than thirty yearsago. The gentleman from California, was not happy when In* said wool stood on all fours with sugar. The production of wool last year (under the present insufficient tariff) was two hundred and fifty million pounds, and the import was one hundred and twenty million pounds. Twice as much was produced at home as was imported, and the home was sufficient to control the home and regulate the world's wool. Because he was a repub-was in favor of removing the leech from the protective system and placing sugar on the free list. He denounced the reciprocy treaty with the Sandwich Islands, and declared a few men in California controlled the production of sugar in that country. Put sugar on the free list and good-bye to $5,000,000 to four men of California who owned the sugar plantations of tin*, Sandwich Islands. Mr. Price, of Louisiana, favored tho amendment and opposed the bills as being injurious to the interests of the colored laborer of the south. Mr. Morrow, of California, supported the McKenna amendment on the ground that it was the only legitimate method of protection, and for the further reason that the revenue of $55,000,000 derived from sugar was necessary to meet the obligations of the government. Mr. McKinley closed the discussion and McKenna’s amendment was rejected—115 to 134—McKenna, Morrow, O’Neill of Pennsylvania, Harper, Dehaven, Bartine, Vandevcr, Brassey, Kerr of Iowa. Coleman and Heyburn voting in tin* affirmative. On motion of McKinley a number of amendments were adopted reducing the duty on certain building or monumental stones, except marble; changing the duty on steel ingots, ('to., valued above sixteen cents ]»er pound from forty-five percent advalorem to seven cents a pound; placing on the free list fish from American fisheries and fresh frozen fish caught in fresh waters, except salmon. Mr. McKinley also offered an amendment fixing the duty on shot guns valued at not more than $12 at thirty-three per cent; more than $12 at forty per cent; pistols and revolvers thirty-live per cent. Mr. Walker, of Massachusetts, protested vigorously. If the amendment was adopted, he said, within five years the business of manufacturing fire arms iii ibis country would be destroyed. The amendment was finally agreed to.‘as was also one taking bristles from the free list and fixing a duty upon them at ten cents per pound. Mr. Linde, of Minnesota, complained that he had no opportunity to offer an amendment reducing the rate of duty upon binding twine. Mr. McKinley offered a long amendment. the substance of which was to impose a tax of five cents per gallon upon alcohol used in the manufacture of vinegar and putting the manufacture under t he superintendence of t he commissioners of internal revenue. Mr. Sawyer, of New York, offered a ubstitute. After three hours confusion and inattent ion, during which the amendment was read but not substitute, order was restored but without any attempt to vote upon the amendment. Tho committee settled down to a general discussion of the details of the bill and amendments under the five minute rate. My. Linde, of Minnesota, made a tierce attack upon the binding twine trust. He asserted tlie action of the committee iii placing raw material on the free list without making any reduction in the duty on finished product amounted to an increase of 700 per cent, in protection. Mr. Hill, of Illinois, objected to the bulse allowing a man to load a ship in Europe with diamonds and stationary and painting aud bring them into this country duty free. Mr. Taylor, of Illinois, objected vigorously to increased duties on hemp and lhix. Mr. Sawyer's substitute was rejected and file committee amendment adopted. Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, offered an amendment providing that paintings in oil or water colors, and not otherwise provided for shall pay a duty of 30 per cent advalorem: rejected. Mr. McKinley asked unanimous consent for the gentleman to print the amendments iii the records. Mr. Henderson, of Iowa. asked: What good does that do. I offered an amendment yesterday restoring the present duty on wool and woolens and I want a vote on it. | Applause on the democratic side.] A motion to rise was agreed to—SI to 44—amid great confusion, and then then the house at 11:20 adjourned. Committee Reports the Order the Day at Saratoga. of! demands. Other hotels where waiters are on a strike are having a hard time serving their guests, bell boys, chambermaids and kitchen girls being pressed into service in the dining rooms. Methodists at St. Louis A dopt a Strong Anti-Liquor Report—Baptist Women Missionaries in Session at Chicago—Other News. Saratoga. N. Y., May 20.—In the Presbyterian general assembly this morning the board of home missions presented their eighty-eighth .annual report through Rev. H. S. Little, of Texas. Little said the income has by steady general increase given pleasing proofs of the confidence in the board, although, owing to peculiar circumstances, this year closes with a balance of 880.391 on the wrong side. The receipts of the first six months showed an increase of $55,000 and of the first ten months an increase of $92,000. compared with tin* year before. But in February and March there was a falling off of $96,000. Such deficit is disappointing, but we are cheered by the steady and healthful increase of contribution from Sunday-schools and young people’s societies. The need of money and men is increased by great recent activity in railroad building. multiplying new settlements that must have the gospel early. Oregon, Washington, the Dakotas, Montana, California and Nevada all call for help. In the southern and middle western states then* is a growing and great need. Rev. Deman Wallace, of South Dakota, and others spoke to the effect that this $80,000 of debt need not stagger tin* church. It ought to be paid off in three months. Secretary Dr. Kendall said the great increase of outlay for city evangelization in recent years was accounted for much of the deficit. Scarcely any work is so much needed or so fruitful as this comparatively new city work. The recommendations of the board were passed, also recommendation in favor of special contribution for the debt in both churches and Sunday schools. The annual report of the board of aid for colleges and academies, shows last year’s receipts to be $85,000, of which $15,550 were from legacies. A Strike Easily Won. Buffalo, May 20.—The mill hands in all but two of the planing mills of the city struck this morning for nine hours instead of ten and no reduction in wages. The proprietors of the two mills mentioned conceded the demands. PROTECTION IN SHADE TREES. The Recent Cyclones and Deluges Caused by the Cutting Down of Forest Trees. Nashville. Tenn.. May 20.—In the national conference of the state boards of health to-day, Dr. P. IL Bryce, of Canada read a paper on the preservation of our forests as a national sanitary measure. Resolutions were adopted that recognize that the well known evils resulting from the recent disastrous floods and destructive cyclones are due in a great measure to the cutting down of forest trees. This conference desires most earnestly to bring these evils to the attention of the federal government^ and of arguing such measures as will prevent further destruction and also encouraging the planting of trees on waste lands to be gradually reforested. RUSSIA TALES BACE. A Message Intended as a Reply to the German Ruler’s Threats. The Czar’s Peculiar Method of Accepting emperor William’s Challenge—Mr. Gladstone's Campaign — Reported Trouble in Rrazil. A MOST BRUTAL MURDER. While Wild With Rage and Drink Barnet Benson Shoots Jerry Sweeney. Chicago. May 20.—While wild with rage and insane with drink Barnet Ben* son committed a most brutal murder hortly after two this morning. Jerry Sweeney was the victim. The murder was the result of a quarrel which ocurred in a saloon Sunday night. Belion is foreman of the National boiler works barn and some time ago he discharged Sweeney, who worked under him. Sunday night they both met in a aloon, and both being under the influence of liquor, soon got into a fight, in which Benson was badly beaten. Early this morning, while going home, they met, and during the quarrel, which was renewed, Benson shot Sweeney through he heart and then fled. Baptist Women in Council. Chicago, May 20.—After reading reports to-day at the session of the Baptist Woman’s Home Mission society the selection of officers for the ensuing year was begun. Mrs. J. E. Crouse, of Chicago. was re-elected president; Miss M. <Sr. Burdette, of Chicago, corresponding secretary; Mrs. IL T. Miller, of Cincinnati, recording secretary. The executive board and a list of vice presidents were also elected. The Methodists and Temperance. St. Louis, May 20.—In the Methodist conference this morning, the committee on temperance made a long report in which they defined the position of the church on the subject, and gave the result of extensive inquiries of various conferences t hroughout the country as to the attitude of the churches and their members regarding the use of intoxicating beverages, their manufacture and sale and license or prohibition. RAILROAD MATTERS. Tile Merry War Among; the Rate-Cutters Continues. Chicago, May 20.—The lines in the Central Traffic association this morning gave notice of a cut in rates to go into effect next Monday. The oats and oil cake rates are to be reduced to 20 cents and provision rate to 25 cents, the reduction applying to car lots from Chicago to the seaboard. The Chicago and Northwestern railway this morning made a $5 rate both ways between Chicago and Omaha to apply locally. To points beyond Omaha a $3 rate was made for basing purposes. The $5 rate was made to protect the rates between local points, and the $3 rate to meet that of its competitors on through business. The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway this morning met the $3 rate of its competitors between Chicago and St. Paul and Minneapolis both ways. Gobbled Up by the Santa Fe. Nkw York. May 20.—The principal owner of the St. Louis and San Francisco railroad stated this afternoon that tin* control of the company was absolutely sold to the Topeka and Santa Fe railroad. This deal adds 1.400 miles to the Atchison system, besides giving it absolute control of the Atlantic and Pacific railroad. THE ECCENTRIC GLOBE TROTTER. THE HOUSE. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. Citizen Train Due to Arrive in Chicago This Evening; on His Grand Tour. New York. May 20.—Citizen George Francis Train started on the last lap of his record-breaking journey round the world at ti o’clock last evening. He had spent the entire day at the Continental talking. After the mid-day meal he donned hi traveling clothes, red sash and Turkish fez, and appeared in the hotel corridor where he talked to all comers. He told folks that when he first went to Tacoma there was nothing there but a mud hole. a grizzly bear and a polecat. Now it was a great city and had been made so wholly by his efforts. Ile started west in style He had a special car, and on each side of the baggage car in front were muslin placards with this inscription: “George Francis Train, around the world in sixty days—Tacoma to Tacoma New York to Puget Sound in four day via New York and Hudson River and Chicago and Northwestern and Union Pacific railways." He was accompanied by "VV. K. Beard, representing the Cen tral road and E. D. Harrington, of tin Chicago and Northwestern. A big crowd of people cheered him as In* entered.the ear. and cheered again as the train drew .out of the station. To-day was Citizen Train’s sixty-second day out from Ta coma. He will reach Chicago to-night, if nothing happens, and almost at once will take the Chicago and Northwestern there, arriving at Tacoma at noon on Sat urday. occupying sixty-five and three quarter days on his trip. An Omaha Man Murdered. Salt Lake, May 20.—Word is just re-eived by the Tribune of the killing of Collin, of the firm of Collin & Kilpatrick. contractors of Omaha, which took place last Tuesday near Pioche, Nevada. Vccording to the report two men quit work and demanded the money due them from Collin, and because he refused to pay them one of them shot him dead. The tragedy is said to have been witnessed by a number of people but no attern jit was made to avert it. and no arrests were made at the time. An Alleged Libeler Discharged. New York, May 20.—Thomas B. Musgrave, of the Union club, who was arrested a few days ago on a charge of sending matter through the mail libeling tile relatives of W. W. Astor, has been discharged for lack of evidence. Killed His Wife. Sam Francisco, May 20.—Edward Fladung, a German, shot and instantly killed his wife last evening and then fatally shot himself. His wife had left him on account of a domestic quarrel. An Old Resident Gone. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Kirkwood, 111.. May 20.—Mr. John Rezner. and old resident of Henderson county, died Sunday morning at his home a short distance from Kirkwood. Mr. Rezner was a very wealthy and wellknown farmer, and was probably one of the largest landholders and stock raisers in the western part of Illinois. He was also the possessor of large landed and stock interests in the western part of Iowa, in the vicinity of Red Oak and Griswold. The cause of [us death is attributed to stomach troubles, from which he has been a great sufferer for the past ten years. He was about 70 years of age and leaves a widow and six children (all adults) to mourn his loss. The deceased came to this state a poor young man and made his wealth by hard work, saving his money and investing in land and stock. He was a man that was highly respected by all who knew* him. A post mortem examination was held upon the body to-day by Doctors Armstrong. Nelson and Burch, who found that the cause of his death was cancer of the stomach. The St. Louis and Chicago Railroad Co. Chicago, May 20.—Judge Gresham was applied to today for a modification of the order confirming the sale of the St. Louis and Chicago Railway company to enable the road to be transferred to the North and South Railroad company of Illinois. The application was hotly contested. Judge Gresham finally allowed ten days for an amicable settlement of the controversy, failing in which ho would order the delivery of the property to the North and South company. London. May 20.—While Europe is still anxiously watching the menacing attitude of the young German kaiser and trying to find the true import of Yon Moltke's ominous words, another note of alarm is sounded from Stamboul. The war indemnity levied by Russia on bankrupt Turkey is in arrears, and the porte is now informed that if the back amounts are not promptly paid the czars government “will reserve the right to take further measures.” Nelidoff. the Russian ambassador to Constantinople, conveys this threatening message to the sultan's ministers in an urgent note. Turkey has been in arrears with this indemnity ever since the last war with Russia, and the eastern question can thus be reopened at any moment the czar and his advisers may think proper. It is a lex er constantly ready at Russia's hands. Any movement of Russian troops against Turkey would be the signal for Austria and Italy to send an army to the Balkans and England's fleet xvould soon be in the Dardenelles. That would mean a great war, xvith one-half of Europe arrayed against tho other. Russia can hardly mean to provoke such a conflict just now, and her act is probably meant as a reply to Emperor William’s Koenigs-berg threats. But whatever it means, it adds one more to the many causes of European uneasiness. Tile difficulties of tin* tory government are thickening from hour to hour. The question of compensating the publicans for revoked licenses is arousing more feeling among the English people than anything that has occurred since the fall of the Gladstone ministry. Tremendous pressure is brought to bear on the tory and unionist members by their constituents. and they in turn worry tho ministers xvi til a view to having tho compensation clause dropped in committee. Gos-chen still refuses to yield an imji and the friction inside the cabinet is very great. There xviii be stormy scenes during the discussion iii committee, but tile best parliamentary judges believe the government xviii effect a compromise with their dissatisfied supporters which xviii enable them to pull through. Chamberlain is not yet ready to desert, and he is able to save the government. But the strain on the allegiance of the radical portion of the unionists is very great, and two or three of them are expected to break the traces. Gladstone resumed yesterday his stumping tour in the eastern counties. The immense crowds that have greeted him and the fervid enthusiasm shown by the liberal masses in this hotbed of tory ism have given the grand old man new hope. His speeches shoxv more life and vigor than he has evinced since his last Midlothian campaign, and the tories are becoming alarmed for the safety of their stronghold. The loss of half tin* unionist seats in this section, xvhicli would be ao-compolished by the return of tin* revolting liberal voters tothe Gladstone party would go a long way toward ousting the tories from power. This is the work which the liberal leader has undertaken to bring about. Speaking at Spalding yesterday, he said he xvould welcome the dissolution of parliament and appeal to the country. To-day he spoke to a large audience on the political situation. In discussing the Irish question ho said the hope of Ireland could not expect to find realization through tile peers and privileged classes in the realm. Where it looked to was the generous heart and sympathy, sense of justice and love of liberty which has ever chara terized the British people. The French socialists are endeavoring to organize the eight hour movement into a great centralized federation embracing all Europe. Germany will probably take some vigorous action to prevent such an international organization of the workingmen under socialistic auspices. Reports of trouble in Brazil continue to be published here, but are probably greatly exaggerated. They come in all cases from sources hostile to the present government. Barboza’s new banking regulations an* the cause of much dissatisfaction. The last decree provides that customs duties to the minimum amount of 20 per cent shall be payable in gold. tion providing that neither the United States, nor any state shall pass any law authorizing the establishment or maintenance of any lottery or distribution of prizes by chance. W. C. T. U. An* Program of the Des Moines County nual Convention. The annual county conxention of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. of Des Moines county, will be held at Burlington. May 28. 1890. Wednesday morning at 9:30 a. in. de-X'otional meeting. Mrs. S. B. Hizer: report of county officers. Report of Unions and Bands of Hope. Report of township vice-presidents; recitation. Miss Ida Heizer: papfr. “The V s." Miss Nellie Welch; miscellaneous business: adjournment with prayer. Wednesday afternoon. 2 p. rn.—Devotional exercises. Mrs. IL W. Yan Dyke; reports of superintendents: 3 p. rn., election of officers: paper, Mrs. W. T. Cowles; recitation. Miss M. B. Crawford: recitation. “The Weed,” Miss Belle Mix: miscellaneous business. Adjournment. An address at night. The name of the speaker will be announced in The Hawk-Eye.    Mrs.    M.    B.    Philips, County President. Miss Belle IL Mix. County Secretary. Moil lion Slattern. [Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye.] Moulton, Iowa, May 20.—Corn planting is nearly completed. Tho weather remains cool but we have had plenty of rain. Business is rather quiet for Moulton just now. At the school meeting held last Monday the following teachers were elected for next year:    First assistant, Sallie E. Crouce; second assistant. Anna Martin; third assistant, Yalley Scott: fourth assistant. Ella Buokmaster. F. E. King has been appointed “principal.” W. M. Brank spent Sunday and Monday iii St. Louis on business. R. P Kimes and xvifo spent Sunday in Bloomfield visit in tr. Mrs. E. O. Hodson has returned from Kansas. Prof. Morgan and family were visiting nor Glenwood, Missouri, Sunday. I). M. Wolf was in West Grave Monday on business. IL P. Powers and wife spent Sunday visiting near Centerville. Prof. R. E. Warren, lecturer on phrenology, is delivering a very interesting course of lectures in our city. Ed. Dodge has been building an addition to his house. S. R. Mace is building a business house on Main street, where his other building, which has been moved, stood. A. J. Crowell has also put a new roof on his blacksmith shop. G. H. Holbert went to Coatesville Monday. The W. R. C. id* cream supper at Mrs. Henry Corey’s Friday night was a very pleasant atiair. AN ENGINEER S RAGE. W. I. Barton Nearly Kills a Creston Liquor Dealer. The Latter’* Alleged Intimacy With the Former’s Wife said to be the Cause— Barton Fnder Arrest—Saloon Keepers Arrested. [Special to Tb? Hawi. Eye. Creston. May 20.—W. T. Barton, a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy engineer. to-day assaulted IL II. Hollow, a Creston liquor dealer, near the postoffice, pounding him severely on the head and face with a club. Del low's alleged in timacy xviTli Barton's wife is said to be the cause of the attack. Barton plead guilty to assault and battery in a justice court and paid his fine. He was then arrested on the charge of assault xx ith intent to commit murder and is out under bonds. Bellow is in a critical condition and it is said cannot live. Some months ago Barton's wife left him. going to Chicago. where the enraged husband followed her and treated a sensation by shooting at her on a principal street. At the time she refused to testify against him and thee returned home together. HOME FOR THE ADULT BLIND. The Hoard of Commissioners Recoiling Bbls for Its Locution. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.’ Des Moires, May 20.—The board of commissioners to determine the location of the state institution for the adult blind met this morning. All members of the board. S. B. Elliott. J. P. Patrick, J. W. Stocker. A. IL Ladd and Miss Lorain! Matt ice. were present. J. W. Stocker was elected president, xvith A. IL Ladd as secretary. The secretary was authorized to correspond with IL L. Hall, of Philadelphia, and procure from him Ins plans for erection of the building. The commissioners were not able to reach a definite conclusion to-day in regard to the location of tho building. Applications were received with definite bids from Muscatine, Clarion. Knoxville. Oskaloosa, Waterloo. Boone. Missouri Yalley. Des Moines and several others. The commission xviii visit personally those cities deemed to be eligible. The secretary xviii establish an office and receive bids. Adjourned until June 3. This is the latest development of a war which has been on e\*er since the dissolution last fall of the pool which controlled every mill in the country. The price has failed from 86 a ton. Sioux City’s Corn Palare Exposition. Sioux City. May 20.—At a meeting of the corn palace directors last evening it was decided to hold the corn palace exposition this year from Slipt ember 25 to October ll. inclusive. The old site and a quarter block to the east have been selected. and the building xviii surpass all previous efforts. The National Agricultural Congress. Council Bluffs. la.. May 20.—The coming session of the National Agricultural congress will be held here August 26 and 29 inclusive. The executive committee iii ses>ion here to-day chose the location. Ex-President Hayes, Secretary Rusk and others will be in attendance. Will Orate at His Birthplace. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Ft. Dodge, la.. May 20.—Ex-Gov-ernor C. C. Carpenter, of this city, was born at Hartford. Pennsylvania, and has accepted an im itation to deliver an address at the centennial celebration of the founding of that place. Will l ight Original Backage Joint*. [Special to Tho Hawk-Eye.] 8hkn xx do a ii. May 20.—At a meeting held here Sunday evening a fund of four hundred dollars was subscribed to fight the original package joints. This fund now amounts to over one thousand dollars. Du w h ih r Reekier* buqi k. May ntting Mark nm en. 20.—Conrad Miller, >n his back porch Sunday aiternoon, was struck by a bullet over tin* left eye. It was fired by some young men who were shooting at a mark near by. The ball glanced off. but Miller is serious!\ ill from the nervous shock. Fort Dodgi trains on the I Remsen at 1:3* engine: En nim Hail Wreck. May 20.—Two freight inois Central collided near Yesterday morning. The and several ears were wrecked, r Gardner was badly injured. Died Krum lier Injuries. Must VUNK, la.. May 20.—Mrs. George Schaffer, who was badly burned May I while making soap, died Sunday morn ing. Sim children. leaves a husband and eight IOWA SUPREME COURT. Fire at Vinton. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Vinton, la.. May 20.—Fire broke out at 9 o'clock this forenoon in the north building of the S. IL Watson canning company, from spout?pious combustion. By the prompt action of the lire department. the flames were extinguished before much damage was done. The Behring Sea Fisheries Question. Washington, May 20.—The 'question bearing on the Behring sea fisheries was considered at the cabinet meeting and it was decided, it is understood to adhere to the policy of last season, which is practically the same as that of the previous administration. The Fassett Investigation. Nkw York. May 20.—The Fassett committee to-day began an investigation of the health dedartment. Several milk dealers swore that inspectors of milk demanded money for immunity from inspection. When the demands were rerefused the dealers were arrested, their milk destroyed and they were continually harrassed bv the “strikers.” Decisions Rendered—Billings on Hand to Argue His Case. [Special to Th© Hawk-Eye.) Des Moines. May 20.—Supreme court decisions: Des Moines and Denver Land and Tree Company vs. Polk County Homestead and Trust Company, appellants, from Polk county, affirmed; Leonard. appellant, vs. Smith, from Fayette county, affirmed: Brown, appellant, vs. McMahon, from Pottawattamie county, affirmed: Egan vs. Murray, appellant, from Lyon county, affirmed; Auehara-paugh vs. Schmidt, appellant, from Buchanan county, reversed. The Billings murder ease xviii come up to-morrow. Billings is here in care of the sheriff to argue his case and is confident of acquittal. SETTING DOWN ON SALOONS. Damage by Heavy Rains. W i EK ESB ARRE, Pa., May 20.—The unusually heavy rain that has been pouring down this valley for the past two days caused a great deal of damage in this city and throughout the country. All the railroad tracks at the foot hills here and other places are washed out and covered with dirt and sand, and trains are delayed on all roads. A dispatch from Plymouth says that all collieries were obliged to shut down. A Notable Wedding. Bloomington, Ills., May 20.—Rev. Frederick William Clampett, rector of Christ (Episcopal) church at Springfield. Illinois, and Miss Camelia, daughter of James S. Ewing, of Bloomington, were married to-riight at St. Matthew’s church. The ceremony xvas performed by the Right Reverend Bishop Seymour, of Springfield. Governor Fifer and a distinguished party from Springfield wert present. A Big Land Slide. Connellsville, Pa., May 20.—The biggest land slide ever known on the east branch of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad occur red near Confluence, Pennsylvania. The track xvas carried away and the roadbed covered for a quarter of a mile. Judge Davis, of Creston, Proposes to Impose Heavy Penalties. [Special to the Hawkeye.] Creston, la.. May, 20.—Nine local liquor dealers were arrested to-day on the charge of keeping disorderly houses because they refused to close their saloons on Sunday. I our of them plead guilty, and paid fines amounting to seventy dollars. The other five will stand trial. In passing sent* Davis of the superior court that he would impose the full one hundred dollars tine for tional violation of Sunday same parties. wa da demon, * fatally Fat ii My Injured. la.. May 20.—Mrs. injured in a runaway Martin yester- I rhiinn Item*. [Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye.] Urbana. May 20.—Weather cold andt backward. Corn is not up and farmers express fears that tin* stand will be poor. Yegetation is fully tx\o weeks behind this time last year. The creamery at this place is receiving daily from twelve ti> fifteen thousand pounds of milk, and there are two others within five miles and also a cheese factory. The farmers are turning their attention very largely to the dairy and stock raising. Frank Barren attended a fine stock sale near Chicago week before last and bought a herd of nine Herford cows of very high grade, and has them now’ oui his farm near town. HAWKEYE GLANCES. nee Judge announced penalty of each addi-aw by th** BILLINGS ON HAND. the Charges of Socialistic Legislation. London, May 20.—In the house of lords to-day th** Earl of Weymess and March, a liberal conservative, denounced the tendency of the government toward socialist legislation. Salisbury, theprime minister, said nobody not absolutely blind could deny the existence of the great evils from which arose socialist proposals and action. The industrial and other causes produced gr**at centers of misery. We are bound, he continued, to do all we can to remedy these evils ex’en if xxm are called socialists. Salisbury's remarks were received with cheers. Dropped Dealt. [Special to Th * Hawk-Eye.] Westchester. la.. May IS.—David Miller, an old settler and a highly respected man, aged seventy-four, living three miles southeast of this place dropped dead this morning at 7:30. Heart trouble was the immediate cause of death. Randall’s Successor. Philadelphia, Pa.. May 20.—Richard Yaux, democrat, was to-day chosen to be Randall's successor. A prohibition candidate was the only one appearing against him.receiving 47 votes out of 8591. He Will Argue Hi* Own Case Before Supreme Court To-day. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, la., May 20.—M. E. Billings, who is under lit** sentence for the murder of County Attorney Kingsley, arrived in the city last evening. Tomorrow his case will be argued before the supreme court on appeal. II** will appear in Ii is own behalf, ll** is here in charge of officers. MORE MONEY RETURNED. Troops Fire Upon Striker*. Prague. May 20.—Striking miners at Pilsen today made a raid upon the pits and forced the men at work to quit. Troops were sent for and upon their arrival had a collision with the rioters. The soldiers fired upon the strikers, killing five and wounding seven. The Boss* Joke, plitsides." said the managing hen I engaged your services Blowgun it wats with the were to ran a I it not?" sir." replied the funny man, 7. *‘j.lid I have tried to do my idea humorous col- The Latest Bismarck .Story. Berlin, May 20.—The Friesirujc Zci-tung says that during the chancellorship crisis Bismarck appealed to the ex-empress to intervene in his favor and she replied:    “You know better than any one that I must not use political influence with'mv son." Appointed Local Surgeon. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Carman. 111., May 20.—Dr. J. J. Ransom. chief surgeon of the Santa Fe railroad. has appointed Dr. W. IL Newlon of this place, local surgeon at Ft. Madison, Iowa, in place of Dr. Philpott resigning on June 1st. A POLICEMAN'S BULLET. it McKinley’s Tariff Measure Still Under Consideration. Washington, May 20.—A conference was ordered on the District of Columbia appropriation bill, and then the house wont into committee of the whole on the tariff bill. Amendments, abolishing the minimum punishment proscribed for tho violation of the internal revenue laws and repealing the tobacco tax. wore offered, but rejected. Mr. Sayers, of Texas, offered an amendment, providing that iron and steel cot ton tics or hoops for baling or other purposes not thinner than No. 20 wire guage, be admitted free. After considerable debate. in which the southern members and McKinley participated, the amendment xvas rejected—96 to 124. Mr. Breckinridge, of Arkansas, moved to fix the duty on cotton ties at 45 per cent, advalorem; lost. Mr. McKenna, (republican) of California, moved an amendment to the sugar schedule reducing the existing schedule 33 per cent, and retaining the dividend line at thirteen and of 1.6 as in the present bill. He attacked the sugar schedule in the Mckinley bill amid great applause on the democratic side. Mr. McKenna said the pending bill, in all particulars except the sugar schedule, was brave and strong. In the sugar schedule it was timid, time-serving and, weak. In the other schedules the bill They Want the Tariff Bill Changed. Washington, May 20.—The ways and means committee this morning gave short hearings to the representatives of several industries which seek to have amendments made to the tariff bill before the final vote is taken. Representatives of fine cut tobacco manufacturers of the country and masters of New York state entered protests against certain clauses in the bill. Representative Mason, of Illinois, wanted all bristles made dutiable at ten cents per pound. The Kemmler Case at Washington. Washington. May 20.—The supreme court to-day is listening to an argument in the Kemmler ease, being addressed by Roger Sherman in support of the view that the electrical execution law is unconstitutional. The supreme court adjourned until Friday without having decided the case.    , In Favor of the Original Package Bill. Washington. May 20.—Representative Sxveney, of Iowa, to-day briefly addressed the house committee on commerce in favor of the bill to amend tho interstate commerce act so as to forbid the bringing into a state of liquor in original packages where the state law prohibits such importation.    _ Pean* soap is the most pleasant toilet adjunct. Ended the Life of a Peaceable Citizen of Galesburg. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.I Galesburg. 111., May 20.—Engineer Frank Dove, who xvas shot Friday evening while a policeman xvas chasing and shooting at a burglar, died this morning. There is considerable mystery connected with the affair, as the policeman says he kept his man sn sight and that the Ifilt'g-lar was the only man he saw. Mr. Doxe was found lying in a potato patch ablock axvav from the scene of the shooting. GARFIELD’S REMAINS. at They Now Rest in the Monument Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland. Ohio. May 20.—At an early hour this morning, when Lakeview cemetery was quite free from visitors, the remains of President Garfield were removed from the public vault to the crypt in the monument. This is to be their last resting place. The remains of the president's mother were also removed to the monument, which is to be dedicated Memorial Day. THE STRIKING WAITERS. Some of the Chicago Hotel Proprietors Acceded to Their Demands. Chicago, May 20.—Manager Southgate of the Auditorium hotel has come to an agreement with his waiters whereby they will remain at work. What concessions he made is not known. It is stated that the alliance waiters at the Briggs house have been granted their A Democratic Official in Trouble. Kansas City. May 20.—City Treasurer Peake xvas suspended from office this evening, a shortage of between $17,000 and 820,000 having been discovered in his accounts. He was elected to office as a democrat two years ago and re-elected Cheeky Original Package Men. Topeka, Kas.. May 20.—The dealers in original packages are becoming more bold. To-day some of them hired carriages. iii which they drove about the ii tv. with the front seats piled high with original packages of liquor and beer. They halted at the entrance to the state house grounds and offered their goods for sale to the state officials, until Secretary of State Allen telephoned the police to romox** them. this spring. * - Damaged by Exploding Dynamite. City of Mexico, May 20.—A deposit of dynamite in Tepice exploded yesterday. causing considerable damage to property. Four persons were killed and six wounded. 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. The American Medical Association. Nashville. May 20.—The American Medical association began its annual meeting here to-day, with delegates present from every state in the union. A Munificent Bequest. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.I Warsaw, IIL, May 20.—The late William Hill has bequeathed 85.000 to the Warsaw city library. He leaves also a large estate to his widow and children. Thinks He Has Struck Lead. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Carman. 111., May 20.—Last week Mr. N. White, of this place, while out in a field where a tree had been uprooted, found in the excavation a slab of metal which seems to be lead ore. Much interest is manifested in this discox’ery and it will be immediately tested as to purity. “Mr. editor. ‘ for Th-thr.t yo-’amu. w: “Yes, treml >iii ’jest." “Of course, < >f course! And I told yon that I wanted you to give us a good assortment of nonsense?*’ “Yes, sir." “And I said that I didn t care if it was sheer nonsense, too, didn t I?" “Yes, sir,” replied the puzzled funny man, wondering xvhat on earth the editor was driving at, “you did." “But." said the manager, gazing piero :*dly into the-face of his astern) died servant. “I didn't tell yon that I wanted •shear nonsense, did I? Eh? What?" Then he paused, waiting for the funny man to gra-p the great idea, aud when at last he saxv that it had sunk into his brain, the editor 'aid. “Yon may use ifiat joke, Mr. Splitsides, in your humorous column to-morroxv. Good day, sir!” The Des Moines City Treasurer Receives 8312.50. Des Moines, la., May 20.—Alderman Dradv called on City Treasurer Pederson yesterday afternoon and paid him >312.50, which sum had been drawn by th* city clerk on the fictitious Hartford warrant and paid to Mr. Drady for an alleged Mr. Drady denies that such over allowed of which ho wa lumber bill. a bill was committee. Figs in Iowa.—A Keokuk man has fig troc which give*-; promise of an aliunde ant crop of figs this season. Broke Her Collar Bone.—Floreat Wilcox, th** eight-year-old daughter o| Rex’. Wilcox, of Muscatine, fell out of tree Friday afternoon aud broke her righ] collar bon**. A Yaw xble Earring Stolen.—Mi Lucia ll. Griffin, the Albia elocution! had a $100 earring stolen from her ti other evening at Mt. Pleasant, where si gave one of her entertainments. Si (.ar Beet Cultivation Encoui aged-- The Davenport Canning cocopan] is distributing sugar beet seed among ti farmers of Scott county, and should culture prove successful in that seetk a beet sugar factory will he started in ti city. A Mi DG I i < am T. M. Cond iff, I i v i I near Bidw* Ii, is the possessor of a midi calf, born one day last week. It is a feet I v form***! animal and stands 19jl inches in height, is 21 % immies long ai weighs twenty-three pounds. The Fairfield Plan.—A farm hoi dinner bell has been hung in the park Fairfield, which will be rang promptly seven o'clock p. rn. to announce to all merchants in the early closing coml that it is tim** to close up and put clerks to bed. Relic—M. L. Goods] Atlantic, has in his posses n the shape of a liberty grandfather in Boston befl LUI. The badge is in foi whit** satin, edged with bl A Bark living near a yare relic i worn by his the revoluti* a rosette of by tin* elaine a member. ribbon, across thi IOWA A. 0. U. W. Grand Lodge of the Non-affiliating Branch Meets in Biennial Session. Waterloo. la.. May 20.—The Grand Lodge A. O. U. AV., of Iowa, met in biennial session at Council Bluffs to-day. This is the branch of th** order which does not adhere to the Supreme Lodge. The report of K. A. Whitaker, Grand Recorder, shows that, there an; 199 lodges of this branch in the .-tat** with a membership of 7,912. During the biennial period tie r*; have been I 45 death losses, amounting to $290,000, paid. SHE GOT OFF. A Pluck* Lady Superintendent and a Brutal Railway Conductor. the Attempt Abandoned. It doesn't take a great while standing behind a pretty girl to get her cloak on —that is, not necessarily. Yet xve have known of young men, stalwart, active young men. anyone of whom could occupy five minute;; in extending this little necessary courtesy. There are so mamy Ftyles of occurrence in this world the secret of which lies concealed beneath a mountain of analysis that it is useless to pursue this subject further in single volume.—Merchant Traveler. Algona. May 20.—Ko elected a lady county last fall, arid secured one was shown last Thursdaj wa; a few miles out of towi road, and as she north end of the 'lith county perintendent of pluck, as lier home near th** raii-was coming in from th** county Ona freight, she aske the conductor to stop the train and let her off. He refused, and without futhor parley she walked to the rear end of the car and jumped off. The train was running at its full rate of speed, and those on board thought she had bien seriously injured. A few scratches and braises ar*- all, however, that 'h<* ha-suffered. Fits, spasms, St. Vitus dance, nervousness and hysteria are soon cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Free samples at J. H. Witte's drug store. Died From His Wound. New York, May 20.—Clinton B. Reynolds, the lawyer who was shot a few days ago by Alphonse L. Stephanie. died early this morning. Excursion Tickets To Denver via C., B. A Q. Good going June 21 and 23 and good returning after June 27 tm thirty days from date of sale. One regular first class fare for round trip. Account Travelers’ Protective association convention. A Terrific Ruin Storm. Susquehanna. Pa.. May 20. This place and vicinity was to-day x’isited by one of the most severe rain storms in its history. Basements were flooded, roads cut up and gardens destroyed, railroad tracks submerged and bridges carried a wav. The damage was large. Un the Other Hand. “This dust nuisance must damage you a great deal," he said to the grocer as he dodged into the door to let a great cloud roll by. “Oh, no, sir. Anything added to maple sugar, prunes, evaporated apples, etc., is paid for by the public at so much per pound. I am not doing any kicking.”—Detroit Free Press. An Iiu|K>rtant Decision. Mason City, la.. May 20.—The* supreme court has rendered a decision of som** importance. Several years ago small-pox broke out in Lincoln township and th© county authorities at, once quarantined the pate nt- and hired physicians to attend to them. The township trustees refused to pay the costs, whereupon the township property wa» levied upon. The township then sued the county in the district court, was defeated, and an appeal wa- taken to the supreme court I with the same result. Overall Manufacturers Assign. Baltimore. May 20.—The Stiefel & Cohen overall manufacturers have assigned for the benefit of their creditors. The assets are $500,000, and liabilities between eighty and ninety thousand dollars.     __ A Blow aa State Lotteries. Washington, May 20.—Senator Hoar to-day introduced a joint resolution preposing an amendment to the const! tu- The other day Johnny came running home from school and handed his mother a note. “Mamma,” he said, “here i3 a left handed compliment >vhicli I just received from the teacher.' TTia mother, upon reading the missive, found it to be highly praiseworthy of Johnny’s spelling. “Why this is no I ft ment,” she said. “This aging.” “Yes.” Topfull Johnny, “out our teacher wrote it with her I-ft hand. Slies left handed.”—Philadelphia Times. Cut Her Own Throat. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] De- Moines. la.. May 20.—At six o'clock yesterday exening a nineteen-year-old girl named Nora (oar took poison, after which she *-ut her throat j with a razor. The woman in the house I where the girl was staying thinks the I cause for the rash aet was despondency I eaosed by her unreciprocated affections I for the lady’- step-son. face of which is prin] the single word, “Liberty.'* PUM HASKO a Bank.—A syndical Fort Unrig** capitalists has purchased lank of Ban« raft, in Kossuth coui These gentlemen will increase the tai stock of th** institution and make] stat** bank. They already own hall dozen banks in small towns in this vi ity, and are ti: fling them a g«XHl invl ment.    Iiirn Don't Want the Job.—A remarl thing in the -tateof office seekers l! fact that there is not a single appl! for th** >1.500 weather service created by th** la^t general assembly. it to be declared to th** world that has no guessers at the weather at $1 per year? The selection of the mi left to the board of directors of the agricultural society, and the sysi postal card nomination has been sell Each member of til** board will st some nam** a- his choice for the n< tion. Whoever i- lucky enough thought of by the larger number of hers of tic* board will take in tin plum. I v Support of Pensions.—On of April J. J. Stuckey, secretary Iowa ex-Pri'oners of War assoc! addressed a letter to each congrc and the two senators from this Urging lie* r support of til** bill I pending before congress, to pens ex-prisoners of war at not less ti per month and 82 additional for confined in rebel prisons, and he j reived a.-.-1 ira nee of support from] and it is thought that the per db i tion. at least, of the bill will pass I reached on the calendar. The Ic j seriation numbers nine hundred I hers. and with every Iowa coni | and two senators supporting the they feel that they have a rigl j placed in th** si vc work, i comrades. _ Hies want to make spectacles ] selves when they light on a man's] I New Orleans Picayune. Exc ursion Ticket# r via. B. & Q. R. B. front ranks of this which will benefit to Dean _    _ Jure* 13,14 airt A. Good returning 19 till thirty da/a from date of sale. jar first-class fare for round trip. Master Plumbers convention. Industrious Laborer—“Are you! of th** eight hour movement Laborer—“No. I'm not. 1‘innotl of any sort of movement. Rest enough for me.”—WashhujU/n Can#©# Considerable Drunken rn-—. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Emmettsbukg, May 20.—The opening of an original package saloon in this city is causing considerable drunkenness. Then* is Hanger in impure blood, safety in taking Hood’s Sarsapar' blood purifier. IOO doses one doll handed compline very encour- A Cat in Plaster. Fort Dodge. la.. May 20.—The iowa Piaster company of this city has cut the cost of calcined land plaster to $2.25 a ton. the cheapest price at which plaster has ever been sold in the United States. -I don't like to eat -our apl little boy. “They make my barrassed."—Chicago Tribune., What is more attractive than a with a fresh, bright complexion * Pozzoni’s Powder. An em pty show Tenter. -the fasting: ;