Burlington Hawk Eye, May 27, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 27, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. ESTABLISHED: JONE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORRING, MAY 27, 1890. (PRICE : 15 CENTS PER WEEK. THE ORIGINAL PACKAGE BILL. A Substitute Reported by Senator Wilson, of Iowa. Ex-Speaker Carlisle Is Sworn In as a Sena-tor—-The Work of the House—The Timber Culture Caws—Gen. era! Washington News. Washington, May 26.—Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, from the committee on judiciary, to-day reported the following substitute for the original package liquor bill now under consideration in the senate. “That when any intoxicating liquors transported from one state or territory to another, or from any foreign country, such liquors shall, when the actual and continuous transportation of the same shall have terminated, be considered to have ceased to be subjects to interstate commerce and be part of the common mass of property within the state or territory and subject to the restrictive powers of the state or tertitory in respect of all police regulations (r prohibition regulation or taxation.” The Timber Culture Aet Repealed. Washington, May 26.—The senate committee on public lands reported a voluminous substitute for the house bill to repeal the timber culture laws. The bill repeals lim timber culture act of 1878, except as to Nebraska, and all acts supplementary thereto, with provisos that no valid rights under the aet shall be disturbed, etc. The act of 1877, making provision for the sale of desert lands, is amended by the addition of five sections, governing the issue of patents for lands to be irrigated arid giving parties the right to associate together in the contraction of irrigating canals and ditches. The bill further provides that no public lands shall be offered for public sale except abandoned military reservations, isolated and disconnected fractional tracts and mineral and other lands. Provisions are made, for entering sites, etc., in Alaska. Town site entries may be made by incorporated towns and cities on mineral laws of the United States, but they shall not acquire title to any vein of mineral ore. World’* Fair Corn mis-ioiiK Signed. Washington, May 26.—The president to-day signed the commissions of the world’s fair commissioners nominated by the governors of the various states and territories. Tile Census Enumerators. Washington, May 26.—No quorum was present at the meeting of the house committee on census lo-day but those in attendance decided to make no change in t ho questions to be asked by the census enumerators. Mr. Carlisle’s Resignation. Washington, May 26.—Mr. Carlisle has written to Speaker Reed Informing him that he had forwarded to the governor of Kentucky his resignation as a representat ive of that state, to take effect at once. The communication was read in tho house. II. 8. OfTleials iu Oklahoma Instructed. Washington, May 26.—Tho secretary of the interior has written a letter of instructions to registers and receivers of United States land offices in Oklahoma, interpreting and carrying into effect the Oklahoma town site act, approved May 14, 1890. Commissioner Groff. Washington. May 26.—Commissioner Groff, of the general land office, left Washington this afternoon on a two week’s visit to Ids home at Omaha, Nebraska. Attorney General Miller at His Desk. Washington, May 26.—Attorney General Miller resumed his official duties this morning, having recovered his health. THE SENATE. States was in no danger of a collision with a foreign power. Mr. Blair moved to amend the provision for three battle ships by inserting a proviso that it shall not be available until the government of Great Britain shall have been requested by the president to withdraw all her naval forces from American waters and to dismantle her naval stations in both South and North America and in the adjacent island, and shall have declined or neglected for one year to do so. Mr. Hawley said this proposition from a nation already disarmed to Great Britain to disarm was simply lucicrons. While he was as much in favor of peace as anybody he did not conceive of in any way departing from the teaching of the holy scripture against violence and gross injustice. There was some time in the history of the world when for the sake of manhood and patriotism; for the sake of God and country, a people must fight. And those were days that lifted the people out of their worship of the almighty dollar. Mr. Hale spoke of the defenseless condition of the Pacific coast and the extensive British works and naval stations in British Columbia, which he visited last year. Mr. Blair’s amendment was rejected, as was also Cockrell’s, the latter by a vote of 33 to 18. The bill then passed. Mr. Mitchell offered a resolution which was agreed to, instructing the committee on pensions to report an amendment to the pension laws providing in a more liberal manner for widows, minor children and dependent relatives of deceased soldiers. Adjourned. THE HOUSE. of Mr. Burrow* Elected Speaker Pro Tem the Hou*e. Washington, May 26.—The house was called to order by Clerk McPherson, and on motion of Mr. McKinley, Mr. Burrows, of Michigan, was elected speaker pro tem. After the house action of some unimportant business the floor was accorded the committee on the district of Columbia. The Rock Creek Park bill wras called up and the vote by which it wfas recently defeated was reconsidered the bill passed. After the passage of several other triet bills the house adjourned. and <Jis- SHERMAN, TEXAS. New Belt Flee ric Line Started—Various Other Enterprises. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Sherman, Texas, May 26.—The Sherman Electric Street Railway, five miles in length, was started on Saturday evening and moved right off and has been dong business to the extent of its capacity *ver since without the least delay. It is a belt line running around the city as well as touching all depots, hotels, etc. Sherman is inaugurating a number of important enterprises which will insure it to be the most thrift y city in north Texas. Real estate is advancing in value rapidly and the town is full of strangers. Mr. Cnrli*l<* Take* the Oath a* ( lilted State* Senator. Washington, May 26.—Immediately after the reading of the journal the oath of office was administered by the vice president to Mr. Carlisle as senator from Kentucky for the late Mr. Beck's unexpired term. Senator Carlisle was then conducted to ins scat. His desk is in the second row at the extreme right of the president of the senate and was decorated with a large basket, of handsome roses, lie was then congratulated by a number of democratic senators, the Kentucky delegation in the house and other democratic representatives who were present to see him sworn in. Mr. Sherman presented petitions iii favor of excluding from the mails the Police Gazette and similar publications. Mr. Plumb introduced a bill to provide for the purchase of silver for use as lawful money and said that it had been prepared by Banker St. Johns, of New York. Ile desired it introduced with the endorsement of St. Johns on account of his recognized position on financial questions. It also met his approval. The bill was referred to the finance commit tee. Mr. Plumb offered a resolution instructing tin' finance committee to prepare and report in connection with the tariff bill a statement showing the duties levied under the existing law. the duties as they would be under the house bill, and the duties under the bill to be reported by tin* committee on such duties to be stated in parallel columns. Mr. Reagan moved to amend the resolution so as to require (in eases of compound duties, specific and ad valorem) a column showing tin* equivalent ad valorem amount of duty. Mr. Allison moved to insert in Reagan’s amendment the words “where practicable.” The amendment as modified by Allison’s suggestion was agreed to. The resolution was further amended by making it apply also to the reductions of dillies and as thus amended was agreed to. Mr. George, from the judiciary committee. reported a bill subjecting national bank notes and treasury notes .to state taxation, which was placed on the calendar. A resolution offered by call, calling for information as to the landing of an armed force from the revenue cutter Mc Lane, at Cedar Keys, Florida, was taken up, modified and agreed to. The senate then resumed the. consideration of the naval appropriations bill. The pending question was Cockrell’s amendment to strikeout the provision for three heavily armed battle ships at four million each. There was a lengthy debate On this In which Cockrell commented on the recommendations of the secretary of the navy for the construction of a large number of vessels. There is no occasion, said Cockrell, for the construction of Coast defenses or an increase of the naval establishment. It was well for the senate to remember that the surplus is already gone, When the legislation of this congress was furnished there was no surplus and the people of the United States might be very happy if the taxes did not have to be increased. There was no necessity for the construction of great battle ships. The American flag was perfectly safe in every part of the earth. The United States could rely on Secretary Justice without any manifestation of physical or visible forces. Mr. Voorhees said the American people no more favored increasing the navy and having a great standing navy than they were in favor of having a great standing army. He had faith in the ability of the American people to get ready whenever the emergency arose. Mr. Butler spoke vigorously in opposition to the amendment and regretted that it was not in his power to vote for the eight inetead of three battle ships. He hoped all our difficulties might be settled by negotiation or arbitration but so long as human nature was as it was it is unsafe to assume that the United ARBITRATION THEIR POLICY. A I'nion Meeting of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer*. New Haven, Conn., May 20.—A union meeting of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers was held here yesterday, and there were 2,000 people present. Grand Chief Arthur delivered an address, in which he said it always had been the policy of the brotherhood to arbitrate differences with railroads. At the con-lusion of Arthur’s remarks Hon. Chauncey M. Depew, prsidentof the New York Central and Hudson River railroad, was given a rousing reception. His remarks were, as a whole, an endorsement of what Chief Arthur had said. Investigating Strike* and Lockout*. Chicago, May 26.—The congressional sub committee on immegration and naturalization began a hearing here to-day. Henry O. Lloyd, the well known journalist, told about the lockouts at Spring Valley, Illinois. The majority of the men were foreigners. Ile had found forty or fifty families who were inpuced to come to this country through solicitation of a man who assured them they would better their condition. They really were much worse off than at home. Lloyd declared the lockouts were due to the policy of the syndicate controlling the mines, which apparently thought more money could be made by having the men idle than at work. One of the principal owners is ex-Congressman Scott, of Pennsylvania. Representatives of the carpenter’s council told of the strike and instances of men coming from Canada in answer to advertisements inserted in Canadian papers by the bosses. Th** Filil)u*t<*riitg Movement. City of Mexico, May 26.—President Diaz in ‘peaking of the filibustering movement in Lower California, told an Associated Press correspondent to-day he placed little importance in the reports. Ile knew' the United States government would not allow the neutrality violated and the Mexican government would protect her own territory. DETH Bl DYNAMITE. Terrific Explosion in Mansfield, Ohio, Kills Two Men. Twenty-five Others ere Ser ously Injured —Eight Persons Drowned—A Jump to Death—The Fire Record— The Day’s Casualties. Charles Saunders, of England for $500 a side and the championship of the world, commenced here to-day. The winner is to secure seven out of thirteen games. Pettit won the first set and Saunder3 the second and third. MURDERED BY A FARMHAND. Mansfield, O., May 26.—A powerful rain storm passed over Richland county Sunday night, accompanied with lightning and thunder. During th;* continuance of the storm, lightning struck the John Charles block in Lucas, six miles east of this city, at about three o’clock. The block w’as occupied by a hardware and general merchandise store. The block took fire from the stroke and was entirely consumed, together with two dwellings adjoining. There is no fire apparatus in the village and the citizens turned out with buckets, but could do nothing toward extinguishing the flames. When they saw they could do nothing their efforts w’ere directed toward saving the contents of the building. While removing the goods about fifty pounds of dynamite, w’hich was kept in the store, exploded with disastrous effect. The bodies of John Smith and Jeremiah Jones were horribly mangled and mutilated beyond recognition. About twenty-five persons in all were more or less injured. The killed are: John Smith, aged 54; leaves wife and family; Jeremiah Jones, aged 50: leaves wife and family. The seriously and probably fatally injured are: Joseph Hanna, bad cut on forehead and limbs: F. Russell, severe cut over left eye; John Gallagher, leg severely bruised by falling from a ladder; Frederick Meyers, badly hurt by flying bricks. Physicians were quickly summoned who attended the injured. The report of the explosion was heard five miles distant, and the shock was so great that nearly all the windows in the village were broke. The fire department of this city were called upon for assistance and the fire apparatus was put on a special train, but before they could start word reached them that the fire was under control. Rain came down in torrents, which put the fire out, otherwise half of the town would have been iii ruins. The loss is estimated at 85,000 to 88,000. EIGHT PERSONS DROWNED. Th** Sad Fate of a Pleasure Party in Lake Watuppa. Fall River, Mass., May 26.—At Wa-tupp lake about 1:30 Sunday afternoon a party of persons, comprising Samuel Wattles and wife, Henry Wattles, Samuel Wittles, Jr., Levina Buckley, Frederick Buckley, Willie Buckley, Willie Turner, John Buckley, Edwin Wittles and John Hammer, hired a boat and went rowing. There was a strong wind blowing and the water was ruffled. The boat into which the party embarked was a common 13-foot flat-bottom one, with a seating capacity of eight, and was too small to accommodate so many people. The party was finally observed trying to work their way toward shore, just north of the pumping station. This was difficult work, as the water was rough, the wind strong and the rowers inexperienced. When the boat load of pleasure-seekers was within twenty feet of the shore one of the children rocked the boat. The men cautioned the child to be quiet, but the child was unmindful of this advice. Suddenly, withont a moment’s warning, the boat capsized. Heart rending cries rent the air, which were heard by Fireman Bullock, of the pumping station, and James Lafferty, but they were unable to render any assistance. Mr. Turner was the only one in the party who could swim. In the meantime the women were struggling iii the water. Three or four parties on shore cried to them to cling to the boat, but their failing strength was unequal to the task, and women and children sank out of sight. Four of the party had struck out for shore on their own hook, and succeeded in reaching it in an exhausted condition. The following were drowned, their bodies being recovered later in the day; Samuel Wittles, aged 50; Mrs. Wittles, aged 45; Henry Wittles, irfed IO; Samuel Wittles, Jr., aged 12; iJwina Buckley, agen 35; Edwin Buckley, aged 3, Willie Buckley, aged 8; Willie Turner, aged 9. A SLICK HOG BUYER. John Qaillam, of Galena, III., KiUed in a Saloon Quarrel. Galena, IIL, May 26.—John Quillam, aged 21 years, an employe in a brass foundry in Dubuque. Iowa, was murdered Saturday evening about ll o’clock by Vincent Ross, a young man of about the same age. Ross works on a farm in Council Hill, this county, and the two men, who were strangers to each other, met iu ex-Alderman Owens’ saloon, and became engaged in a quarrel over some trival matter. Ross, it is alleged, left the saloon and remained on the sidewalk in front of the place until Quillam came out. a moment latter, when, without an instants warning, he shot him. the ball entering the breast and passing through the body. The murder was witnessed by several parties who were on the street at the time, and Ross was seized with the weapon still in his hand, and afterward turned over to Sheriff McDonald, who locked him up in the county jail. Quillam was carried out into the City hotel, but breathed his last in about ten minutes from the time he was shot. IBE PRESBYTERIANS. Reports of Various Committees Received and Aeted on. A Revision Committee Appointed—German Catholics at Milwaukee—The JI. E. Church South—Other Church News. MINNIE WAS PRETTY BUT FRAIL. A Minuter’* Bride of Three Week* Give* Her Husband a Surprise. Boonville, Ind., May 26.—Over a* Yankeetown, a village half a dozen miles away, the gossips sit ud nights to discuss a sensation that has about depopulated the place of young men and set the old ones to wondering. Five weeks ago the Rev. G. \V. Jeffry, pastor of a church there, was married to Miss Minnie Wheeler, a teacher in the schools. Minnie was prettie and popular and the wedding was ihe swellest the place had ever seen. Two weeks ago, to the horror of the young husband, and the astonishment of the neighborhood, the bride of three weeks gave birth to a baby boy. Jeffry became frantic. He at once charged that several young men of the place had conspired to ruin him, while the young and disgraced wife swore out a warrant for the arrest of Lewis Taylor, who had been best man at the wedding charging him with the paternity of the child. He proposed to call in all the young men of the place to prove the girl’s lack of virtue. Many have fled, others are going. Taylor is under 81,000 bond and will fight to the bitter end to prove his innocence. A ROYAL FOOT SPRAINED. Infringed the Labor Importation Law. Chicago, May 26.—A local paper says treasury agents who have been here at the request of tho Carpenters* union, loodking for proofs in alleged importation of foreign laborers by the old Masters* association have secured evidence of numerous violations of the law by that organization and will soon begin prosecutions. Death front Over-Eating. Kalamazoo, Midi.. May 26.—Henry Little, the oldest pioneer of Kalamazoo county, died Sunday afternoon. He was born at Cambridge, New York, in the year 1797 and came to Michigan in 1831. He possessed a most wonderful memory. Ho recently celebrated his ninety-third birthday, at which he ate too heartily, causing his death. A Mad Dog in Bushnell. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Bushnell. 111.. May 26.—Great excitement was caused in this city to-day by a mad dog that appeared on one of the principal streets. The rabid animal chased a woman for two blocks before it was killed. The Omaha Bee Sued for Libel. Omaha. May 26.—Libel suits aggregating $70,000 were brought against the Bee to-day by seven members of the city council for an article which appeared in the paper charging them with corruption in office. _ The Passion Play. Obehammergau. May 19.—The number of those who wished to attend the first performance of the Passion Play was so great that many had to be turned away. The play was a great success. A Lima, Illinois, Farmer Buncoed Out of 91.000 Worth of Hog Flesh. Lima, O., May 26.—Another case of bunko developed here to-day, the victim being James Mason, a farmer. May 16 a stranger appeared at his house, representing himself as a stock buyer, and told Mason that he unde'stood that he had a number of hogs he wished to sell, and a deal was closed between them for 81,000 worth of hog flesh. The stranger said he would take the hogs and ship one car load to Hamilton, Ohio, at once, and leave the remainder for another shipment. This was perfectly satisfactory to Mason, who consented to have the shipping bill made out to the purchaser, who gave his name as C. Krause. The dealer then gave Mason his check for 8700. which Mason accepted. Krause shipped the hogs the same day, and seven days after, when Mason presented his check for collection, he was told that it was worthless. From tho description of Krause he is, it is thought, one of the men who beat Farmer Maguire out of $5,000 last week. Emperor William Meet* With a Painful Accident. Berlin, May 26.—It was supposed at first that Emperor William was not injured during his drive yesterday, but it is now announced that his right foot was badly sprained in the accident. His injuries are so severe that he is confined to his apartments in the palace. The emperors foot is swollen and he is linable to wear a boot on it. He has been ordered to keep iii his room for ten days. Serious Storm* in Germany. Berlin, May 20.—Severe storms, followed by floods, are reported in various parts of Germany. Much damage was done and over a score of lives lost. A BEHRING SEA WRECK. A Vessel Lost and Seventy-Seven Chinamen Supposed to Have Perished. San Francisco. May 26.—Captain Anderson, of the ship Oneida, having on board one hundred and ten Chinese and forty-five white men on their way to the salmon cannery on Laneck Island in Behring sea, returned here last night and reported his vessel wrecked. He reported that on April 26, when the vessel had nearly reached its destination it struck on a rock on the shore of the island during a fog and was wrecked. Thirty-three Chinese and forty-five white men escaped, while seventy-seven of the Chinese are missing and it is thought they are drowned. THE FIRE RECORD. An Old Settler Dead. [Special to The Hawk-Eye. Moulton, la., May 26.—Jamas A. Wells, of Near Hilltown, la., one of the oldest and most prominent of the early settlers of Iowa, died May 23, at 7 a. rn., of asthma. The funeral services were held Sunday at Hilltown. under the auspices of the A. O. U. W., of which lodge deceased was a prominent member. Mr. Wells had many friends and his sad death is deeply regretted. Tho following gentlemen acted as pall bearers on this occasion:    G.    W.    Blosser, S. E. Atherton, J. Buckley, G. G. Seals, and two gentlemen by the name of Daniels. The funeral was largely attended, it being estimated that there were between five and six hundred people present. A large number of them being from Moulton: Nothing Like It. From the Troy Times. A woman who sings the praises of her divided skirt at every opportunity has been telling Florence Finch-Kelly what there is about the bifurcated garment that makes every woman who wears one anxious to convert every other woman to the faith. “Oh, it is such a dainty, pretty garment,” she says, “and fits around the waist and over the hips so neatly and brings out every curve, and falls in such soft, graceful lines, and is altogether so fetching that I stand before my glass and admire it every time I reach that stage of dressing or undressing. It never gets wet or soiled or bedraggled from the street, no matter how hard it rains or how long you are out. It is so light that you hardly know you have anything of the kind on, and so lessens the necessary weight of the clothing and makes backache less frequent. You have more command of your muscles and handle yourself better and look more graceful. You can walk more easily and dance more gracefully, and do everything you want to do with more ease and pleasure—except cross your knees, and if you attempt to do that with a divided skirt on you’ll wish you hadn’t.” For bracing up the nerves, purifying the blood and curing sick headache and dyspepsia, there is nothing equal to Hood’s Sarsaparilla. Found a Shortage. Kansas City, May 26.—The committee on the city treasury have found a shortage of $19,026, but has not yet determined who is responsible. Change of life, backache, monthly irregularities, hot flashes, are cured by Dr. Miles* Nervine. Free samples at J. H. Witte’s drug store He Got Mad. “I’ve changed my mind since I saw you last,” said Cadley. “I hope the new one is better than the last,” put in Cynieus, and Cadley got mad. A Nine Round Mill. San Francisco, May 26.—Joe Choyns-ki, of San Francisco, defeated Jack Davis, of Omaha, in nine rounds at the Athletic club of this city to-night. Hibbb&rd’s “Herb Extract” cures scrofula and blood diseases. See “A Wonderful! Cure.” Cambridge Wisconsin Partially Consumed by an Incendiary Conflagration. Cambridge, Wis., May 26.—The business part of this city was destroyed by an inceneiary fire last night. A dozen buildings were burned. Loss about $30,000: insurance $20.. Three Lives Lost in a Burning Barn. Lincoln, Neb.. May 26.—Last night during a fire herf in the livery barn of Bohanan Bros, two firemen lost their lives by the falling of the hayloft which had become heavily saturated with water. It is believed that a colored man lost his lift at the same time. Fatal Leap from a Bridge. Amsterdam, N. H., May 26.—Michael Shehan. aged 21. jumped headfirst from the Mohawk. Vermont, bridge, a distance of over thirty feet, yesterday. After striking the water his body did not rise again, and has not been recovered. Damages by the Storm. Utica, N. Y., May 26.—The damage to the railroad and canal by yesterdays severe storm amounts to $300,000 and it will trke two weeks to repair the break. Cigaretakers Strike. New York, May 26.—Fully 1,500 cigar-makers went out on a strike to-day for the restoration of the. old schedule of wages, and to-morrow the number of strikes will probably be increased to 2.000. A World’s Championship Tennis Match. Dublin, May 26.—The tennis match between Thomas Pettit, of Boston, and A Free Breakfast. From the Milwaukee Wisconsin. It was the hope expressed by Henry IV., the popular king of France that he would live to see the day when every peasant in his kingdom had a chicken to boil in his pot. And it was the hope expressed by John Bright, the people’s man of England, that he would live to see the day when there was a free breakfast in every man’s household in Great Britain, meaning thereby free bread, free tea. free coffee and free sugar. But John Bright did not live to see that day. Tea continued to be taxed 12 cents a pound up to the day he died, and coffee 3>£ cents. In the United States the republican party is determined to give all the people of the land a free breakfast; that is, it is determined that no article on the breakfast table shall be taxed. We have now free bread, free meat, free tea. and free coffee, and the republican party, through its representatives in congress, is now trying to place in the new tariff bill free sugar. This will be a complete free breakfast, and there is not a nation. a people, or a government in the world which has accomplished such a thing before. In Europe taxation is seen and felt everywhere. Here it exists only in isolated bases. This free-breakfast argument will be thoroughly understood by the people when they divide in the next canvass on the question whether they shall elect democratic or republican representatives to congress. Early Rising Birds. Try it some morning and see for yourself. The thrush is audible about 4:50 in the morning. The quail’s whisting is heard in the woods about 3 o’clock. The blackcap turns up at 2:30 on a summer morning. By 4 o’clock the blackbird makes the woods resound with Its melody. The house sparrow and tomtit come last in the list of early rising birds. At short intervals after 4:30 the voices of the robin and wren are heard in the land. The greenfinch is the first to rise, and sings as early as 1:30 on a summer morning. The lark does not rise until after the chaffinch, linnet and a number of other hedgerow folk have been merrily piping for a good while. Use HlUarfi “Herb SztracT^rtlw Uooi Saratoga. N. Y., May 26.—At the Presbyterian general assembly the report of the committee on synodical records was read. They were mostly approved. The assembly in approval of the overture from the Wisconsin synod reaffirmed its deliverance of 1870 in favor of retaining the reading of the bible in the common schools. The report of the standing committee on publication was delivered by Dr. Howard Crosby. There had been organized 1,139 new schools, with 4.522 teachers and 38.836 scholars, 109 schools besides these have been organized in consequence of an offer of the board to supply hymn books, lesson helps and bibles to anyone establishing a new Sunday school. Resolutions were offered approving this work and recommending that it consider the expediency of publishing Sunday school helps and literature in the German and Scandinavian languages. Pending a motion that the report be adopted, Dr. Worden, superintendent of Sunday school work, made a statement in regard to it. The synod of Minnesota was directed to give a hearing it had refused to the complaint of Dr. West against the presbytery of St. Paul. A special committee to investigate the affairs of the publishing society was then announced. The report of the committee on unemployed ministers and vacant churches was presented by Dr. Herrick Johnston, of Chicago. He said it was not intended to provide for incapable ministers of churches that ought to die, but there is need of a medium through which parties who ought to be helped can be. He recommended an increase of the Episcopal powers of the presbytery and a paid secretary, to facilitate this intercourse and that a fund bo created of say$5.000. to be called the ministerial adjustment fund, to pay expenses. At the night session the nominating committee announced the following committee to do the actual work of revision and report to the assembly of 1891. The committee was accepted by the assembly unanimously: Seminary Professors—W. IL Green, Princeton; T. H. Hastings. Union; M. Bridge, Allegheny; W. IL Beecher. Audubon; E. D. Morris, Lane; Herrick Johnson, McConnell; Win. Alexander. San Francisco. College Presidents—Francis L. Patton, Princeton:    Win. C. Roberts, Lake Forest. Pastors—W. E. Moore, Columbus. Ohio (moderator of the assembly); II. J. Vandyke, Brooklyn; Ebenezer Erskine, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; J. T. Left-wich, Baltimore; J. C. Nicols, St. Louis: E. R. Burkhalter. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Elders—Ex-Justice Strong, Washington:    Ex-Senator McMillin. St. Paul; Judge Alfred Hand, Scranton, Pennsylvania; Emerson E. White, Cincinnati: Judge II. D. Saylor, Huntington. Indiana; Winthrop S. Gilman, New York: Barker E. Umere, Trenton, New Jersey: Wm. Ernest, New York; Goo. Junkin, Philadelphia; Charles R. Charnley, Chicago. A large number of committee reports were acted on. Relating to the request from two colored presbyteries to be treated as independant in their application for missionary aid the same as white presbyteries. The report of the committee on freedmen favored keeping them iii subordination to the freedman’s board. Dr. Booth, of New York, protested indignantly against the recommendation of the board. After a spirited debate it was voted 179 to 125 to grant the request of the colored presbytery. The report of the committee on deacon-nesses recognize the claim that women served in the Apostolic church in an office similar to that of deacons and hold they may be elected and set apart in a similar way. this not being a step in the direction of giving them license to preach. There was a long debate on the question of amending the form of government to correspond to this report, but the recommendation of the committee that there be sent down to the Presbyterians. An overture for such a change was accepted. Detroit was chosen on the second ballot as the place of meeting for the next assembly.    _ German Catholic* in Milwaukee. Milwaukee. May 26—The first convention of German Catholic societies of Wisconsin opened this morning. Up to noon nearly 3.000 members of the societies, IOO delegates and about 3,000 excursionists had reported at headquarters. A grand parade of local societies and visiting delegations was held this afternoon. There seems to be an absence of a direct purpose on the part of the convention. The present constitution of the society prohibits tlie interference in politics and it is surmised that this barrier is to be removed in order that the Catholic people may exert themselves against the school law next fall. The leaders are reticent, however, and scout the idea that the meeting has any direct bearing on the coming political campaign in Wisconsin. been fully as many as in former years and all are looking forward to the vaca-#on which they surely merit. The fol- i lowing is the program for commencement-: Thursday evening, May 29: Contest { in declamation and oration among the students of the second and third rear < classes, for the C. L. S. and D* H. ! Worthington prizes. Friday evening: The annual exercises of the literary societies in their respective halls. Saturday evening: Graduation exer- > cises of the preparatory department. Sunday morning. June I. the President, Dr. A. C. Smith, will deliver the ! baccalaureate sermon, and in the evening the annual sermon will be given by Rev. s John Dewitt. D. D.. of Chicago. On Monday evening occurs the com- I meneement concert under the direction i of Mr. Rommel, and a glance at the pro- • gram convinces us that a musical treat is I in store for us. After the concert the ! annual alumni banquet takes place at the J college. Tuesday morning at ten o’clock the , senior class will entertain their friends with their exhibition of power and strength, both in mind and body. At the same time occurs tho annual meeting of the board of trustees. In the evening the junior contest in oratory for the Kelley prize of $50 and the freshmen in declamation for the 825 prize. Wednesday, June 4. at IO a. rn., is commencement. The class elected five of their number to represent mein and the masters’s oration will be delivered by W. L. Calhoun, of the class of *87. With the alumni meeting in the afternoon the exercises close with the alumni reception at the college in the evening. The music will be furnished by the P. C. male quartette and an orchestra from your city under the direction of E. C. Kammer-nieyer. We earnestly invite all who can to come and join us in our festivities and you will be more than welcome. PROM ALEDO, ILLINOIS. Failed—A Popular CCI IS IHE THROAT. A Wealthy Merchant of Mason City, Iowa, Found Nearly Dead. Terrible Gashes In HU Neck and on Hi* Wrists Tell a Suspicions Tale of Attempted Suicide — Reclassify, ing Railroads—State New*. [Special to The Hawk-Eve.] Mason City, la.. May 26.—J. N. Lee, a wealthy merchant of Estherville, was found about ten o’clock last night, five miles east of the city, dying beside a fence in a pasture with a horrible gash cut in the right side of his throat and one on each wrist. A knife was found lying by his side. He was in adead faint from loss of blood and was carried to a farm residence where he is now in a very critical condition. He is so low that he can make no explanation. Developments are likely to lead to quite a sensation. Convention A County Lady Insulted—Other New*. Aledo, 111.. May 26.—The Mercer county central committee, of republicans, meet in conference to-day at 2 p. rn. in the City hall. The meeting was called to order by John McKinney Jr.. chairman, J. S. Cummings, secretary. The roll call divulged a good attendance, and the committee began its work and the following businees was transacted:    It    was    decided that a county convention be called to meet in Aledo on Monday, June 16, for the purpose of electing six delegates to the state convention at Springfield; and also to elect a new county central committee. This convention to meet on tin* 16th of June is entirely independent of and not connected in the least with the county convention, which will meet later to nominate county officers. A change in the time of the “Dolly," makes its arrival here, from the east, at 6:08 p. rn. instead of 7:30. This change will be appreciated by the people of Aledo and vicinity. A popular society lady, (whose name we withhold,) while going home one evening last week, was accosted by some unknown scoundrel, at the corner of Maple street, who attempted to use familiar and improper language to her. The lady repulsed him and his insulting remarks and went on her way home. lier husband and friends are very indignant over the matter and if the culprit should be discovered, as ho is likely to be since tho lady has been able to give a perfect description of him, he would undoubtlv be subjected to rough treatment. Railroad* Reclassified. [Spt*eial to The Hawk-Kye.l Des Moines, May 26.—The executive council of Iowa to-day reclassified the railroads of the state as to the maximum charges to be allowed for transportation of passengers and freight. The Kansas City. St. Joe and Council Bluffs, generally in class A, is placed in class B. The Burlington. Cedar Rapids aud Northern. Chicago. St. Paul and Kansas City, and Omaha and St. Louis are raised from class C to class B, and the Tabor and f)rthern. and Centerville, Moravia and bia. new lines, are placed in class H. Supreme Court Decisions. [Special to The Hawk-Eve.] Des Moines, May 26.—The following cases were decided by th** supreme court this morning: Agnes M. Grace Brown, appellant, vs. the Grand Lodge of Iowa of the A. O. U. AV.. Jane E. Grace, intervener. Delaware district. John J. Ney. judge. Affirmed: opinion by Granger. Action to recover the avails of a certain beneficiary certificate issued by the defendant. The district court found for the intervener and gave her judgment for the avails of the certificate. Charles F. Blake, receiver of Wolf. Carpenter & Co., appellant, vs. A. G. Brown, same appellant, vs. S. P. Verger. Keokuk district. David Ryan, judge. Affirmed: opinion by Given. In the matter of tin* estate of J. L. Jones, deceased, C. C. Jones et a1., administrators. vs. Marshall Field & Co.. et a1., appellants. Cass district. C. F. Loofbourow. judge. Affirmed; opinion by Robinson. Irene Bills vs. Daniel Bills ct a1., appellants, Jones district. Affirmed: opinion by Beek. Nelson Fordyce, appellant, vs. Elizabeth Hicks, et a1. Monroe district. Dell Stuart, judge. Affirmed; opinion by Rot Ii rock. OUR CAPITAL CORRESPONDENCE. Scandinavian Baptist* in Convention. Council Bluffs. May 26.—Beginning Tuesday evening the ministers of the Scandinavian churches of Iowa, Minnesota, Dakota and Nebraska will hold a convention in the Scandinavian Baptist church in this city. The session will continue until next Sunday evening. The M. E. Church South. St. Louis, May 26.—At the general conference of the M. E. church of the south this morning. Rev. W. H. Harrison. who is secretary of the general conference. and who has also been a book editor for many years, was re-elected book editor. The committee on Sunday schools and on church extension was then appointed._ The Baptists Home Mission Society. Chicago. May 26.—The American Baptist home mission society held its fifty-eighth annual meeting to-day. The executive board’s report showed all debts paid and a gratifying progress in the work. The treasurer’s report showed all debts paid and $40,000 in the treasury. Rev. J. M. Murdock was re-elected corresponding secretary for the coming year, and Secretary Emeritus for life. The committee on nominations reported a long list of officers. For president, Hon. C. W. Kingsley, of Massachusetts, was named. The nomination will be ratified to-morrow. A Church Dedicated. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Dallas City, HL, May 26.—The new Christian church at this place was dedicated yesterday in the presence of a great throng. Rev. Mr. Meyer’s preached the dedicatory sermon. Judge Scofield delivered an eloquent address in the afternoon. The church debt, nearly 81.000, was raised during the day. COMMENCEMENT AT FAIRFIELD. Program to Be Carried Gat by Graduating Classes. [Special to The Hawk-Eye J Fairfield, May 26.—The commencement exercises of Parsons college begin Thursday evening, May 29. Summing up the work of the year, the result is very gratifying, especially since the faculty at the beginning was partly composed of new men In this field of opera-atton. The number in attendance has Woman’* World iii Paragraphs. Among the youngest of the women a clubs is -the Pro Re Nata, of Washington. Something more than a year ago a class of ladies was formed to learn parliamentary usage and extempore speaking. At the close of the course of instruction the members of the class determined to continue the meetings and use the knowledge they had gained. A society was accordingly formed, with constitution and bylaws, and officers were elected. The organization differs from most ladies’ clubs in that the members discuss only questions of vital interest in their own time. An especial feature is made of extempore speaking, in which women are apt to be deficient. So rapidly have the ladies gained in this re spect that, though Hie club is not yet a year old, all the members can stand and express themselves neatly and forcefully without even notes before them. At the last meeting the question discussed was: How far should state education go? Among the members are some young ladies, not over 18 or 20, who speak admirably on topics that are now interesting ail thinkers. The social feature is a delightful one among the handsome and cultivated women constituting the club. Mrs. Lucia E. Blount is president, and among the members are Mrs. Elliott Coues, tile wife of ex-Senator Josepb McDonald, of Indiana; Mrs. W. B. Moses, Clara Barton, of the Red Cross society, and Miss Esther De Puy. The name Pro Re Nata was suggested by a Boston woman, of course. Cadies, what does it mean? A movement to be noted is that which led to the organization of the Woman’s National Literal union in Washington recently. The union itself is composed of persons of various views on religion and divers opinions on temperance. Many of them are absolute teetotalers Eat all alike look with apprehension on what they believe to be the increasing power of the church party in affairs of state in this country. As one notable evidence of it they instance the increasing affiliation between woman suffrage associations and the Woman’s Christian Temperance union. Another evidence is the wording of a clause of the Blair bill, winch declares that non-sectarian Christianity shad be taught in all the schools of the country. In the judgment of the founders of the Woman's Liberal union this provision would oppress the conscience of the la*ge number of both Jews and agnostics who are good citizens and entitled to consideration. They further declare that the inserting of tbs word “God” in the constitution would bs subversive of the intentions of the foun- j ders of this republic, who guaranteed ‘ perfect liberty of conscience. The or- ; ganization has been started among wo- ! men because those who support the ; churches are women. The president of the Woman's National Liberal union is j Matilda Joslrn Gage, of Fayetteville, N. Y. \ am inclined to think that men and women have become so differentiated by the development of our civilization that they no longer understand each othe; thoroughly. Mrs. L. May Wheeler has become the manager of the National Woman’s News association of Chicago. That news association ought to be a great success. Mrs. T. Shephard, of Ventura. Ca:.. is a successful fl<>ri.->t anti seedsman. She has been in the business seven years, and now has over five acres in seeds, plaits and bulbs. Here is one of Luey’Larcom s sayings: “One thing we are at least beginning to understand, which our ancestors had not learned: that it is far more needful for theologians to become as little children than for little children to become theologians ”_ Sleeplessness,nervous prostration, nervous dyspepsia, dullness, blues cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drug store. The Coming Convention—The Billing;* Hearing;—Improvment* on the Capitol Grounds. [Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, May 26.—Iowa tho past week has been paying about as much attention to her original package decision as she has to polities and yet one who thinks because he does not see th** strong ing fight which was brought about last year by the combined efforts of Hull, Wheeler and Hutchinson, that no one cares to run on the republican ticket is greatly mistaken. There is. however, a very general feeling, that, while it is proper and right that the candidates present their claims and give the reasons why they arc especially fitted for the positions they desire. It is hardly the best thing to decide before getting to Sioux City, who will or should receive the support of the party. Each day brings fresh indications that the convention will have a rather stormy time over the settlement of the original package question and no living man stands in the position where he can say “you must or should do so and so”—that time has gone in Iowa polities. Yet there is no doubt but what republicans are going to suffer from the extremists on both sides and the more conservative elements of the party are expecting that when election day reaches here, some of tho hits and perhaps hurts received will come from those who should be with the republican party, if such tilings as gratitude and thankfulness are still left upon this terrestrial globe. But, still there is no reason to be alarmed or frightened. Democracy may build their hopes up high, and expect to Cary the day, but the strong fight which both sides will make upon congressmen, the fact that this year we elect the judges of our entire judicial system—and that last year the party lost the head of the ticket, all have the tendency to bring out a full vote and with that fact to expect and hope for there is no fear on which side will be found the most votes. In such cases republicanism is always triumphant. One of the most intensely interesting events of the past week was the treat or hearing of M. E. Billings in the supreme court, for the murder of Kingsley several years ago. Billings expressed a desire to be paesent at the trial and the judges sent a sheriff from this county to the penitentiary at Anamosa to bring him here. He shows by the bleached condition of his skin the effects of his confinement. He is very conversant with every fact and argument in the whole case, and prepared every scrap of his abstract in his prison cell. There is a great change of public sentiment noticable with reference if) this case, and the tide is swinging in the direction of Billings. It docs not seem possible he could have committed the murder, and yet, if he did, hanging would be too good; it would show a mind capable of almost infinite cunning, and able to grasp before the perpetration of the crime all the details and events which naturally must follow arter the accomplishment of his wicked desires. Billings is confidently, and his attorney joins him in expecting cent state house surrounded with grounds that will bring harmony out of the present chaotic state of a beautiful building in the center of an old stone yard. The meeting of the supreme court brings to Des Moines the most intelligeat and cultured of attorneys and by conversations had within the long corridors with these legal lights one is often edified and frequently learns of what he knew not before. Said a prominent gentleman from the central portion of the state:    “I believe that ll. S. Kneedler. late of Cedar Rapids, will make the proper son of a candidate to head the ticket. He is a thorough republican. an able, educated, well-informed man: besides he is a young man and would take well with that element of the party. Ile is an excellent writer and would talk if necessary.” Said another as he peeped into the court room to observe whether his turn had come or not: “I will be surprised if the eleventh district does not present the name of Congressman Strobic for secretary of state. The fight for the congressional berth in that district i- a bitter one, and if Struble could only be switched off upon some other track it will materially sim-p!if> matters. By the way. bt* would make a very strong candidate and I do not think he would be adverse to the honor. A disciple of Blackstone hailing from Adams connie, got to talking about farm mortgages in Iowa and said:    “Why, the bonds of Adams county for the purpose of building a court house, sold at a premium of one and three-fourths cents. The rate of interest w as only five per cent and the bonds were nearly all taken by a local bank. Now this doesn't look as if our lands were mortgaged to death or that money was very scarce. No indeed. I have considerable trouble iii even getting six per cent on good farm I security. There is no doubt but what I there is more money in this part of the country than there is atiy demand for.” I A local legal light was busily puffing I away at one of “Gib Fray's election ! cigars." (“Gib” Fray is a candidate for ! clerk of the supreme court, and his cigars I are not cheap one’s either), and relieved ! himself thusly upon the present prohibi-i tory system: “Have you seen the printed I statement as ti) the finances of Folk ! county? Well, do you know that the I money it is costing is going to have great ! weight in overthrow ing our present system of dealing with tIn* liquor problem. Why look at the figures. Our court expenses foot up $92,646. Of this amount 837,775 went ti> meet justice court expenses. Justices’ fees were $12,876 and constable fees to 810.374. witness fees $s,(too. Now those are all caused by the liquor searches, and tin* tax-payer has to foot the bill, even if Hie one suspected is discharged and declared not guilty. A reform must be instituted. Thus every shade of opinion on every variety of subjects can bt* gleaned and interesting discussions heard without going without tho capital walls. The coming week brings with it the trial of the boodle aldermen of Des Moines and by the interest shown so far it is safe to say it will be necessary to build an addition to the court house if it be thought necessary to accommodate all who wish to listen to tho trial. The program for this show has as yet no been arranged.    Odin. HAWKEYE GLANCES. Kate Shelly in Akt.—A life-size portrait of Rate Shelly adorns the window' of one of the leading business houses of Des Moines. Killed bv a Kick.—William Roberts, a farm hand working for George Hanley, near Council Bluffs, was kicked on the forehead by a colt Tuesday, from the effects of which he died. Tm: First White Child Dead.—Preston K. Seaman, th** first white child born in Clinton and for many years a prominent merchant of that place, died recently of consumption. A Large Copper Find.—A chunk of pure copper weighing over two pounds was found at a depth of thirteen feet while digging a well near Richmond. Washington county, this week. Attempted Suicide.—Fear of losing his foot, which he had cut badly, induced \V. L. Dayton, living near Westchester, to attempt suicide by hanging. He was discovered in time to save his life. A Beautiful Painting.—The Lutheran church of Lake Mills recently ordered and last Friday received a most beautiful picture of the “Ascension” from the artist in Milwaukee, and the picture is now in the church. Hoof Rot Among Cattle.—Hoof rot has appeared among the cattle of Elkhorn township, Webster county. The disease is not of a contagious character, but is caused from blood poisoning, resulting from eating He- blight on timothy hay. A Pretty Postmistress Robbed.— Meltv Hyatt, of Ft. Dodge, the pretty postmistress of the townhouse of representatives last winter, was robbed of what remained of her winter’s earnings by a burglar Wednesday evening. The burglar is now under arrest. What did the Preacher Mean?— The Sterling Standard says the people of that place ere wondering what a local preacher meant last Sunday when he took for his morning text. “Ye are the Children of the Devil.” and in the evening preached from the text, “Childran Obey Your Parents.” Dragged to death.—An old man by the name of Rocklitz was killed one evening last week, about three and one-half miles northwest of Pulaski, while breaking a colt; the, halter got fast around one wri-t and the colt ran drag-ing the old man nearly a quarter of a mile, killing him. A Landlord’- Novel Idea.—Manager Parsons, of the Park hotel at Ft. Dodge, has struck a novel idea in the hot*;] business. He commences to-morrow’ in the construction of a cyclone cave, or safety cellar, for the protection of his guests in case of a storm or cyclone. The cave is to be located in the park ad-an acquittal. The court ha* the case under j joining the hotel and will be fitted tip for comfort as well as safety, advisement and considering the irnmen mass of testimony they are compelled to carefully examine it may be time will be lacking to bring in their decision before tile October term of court, although the intention is to decide the case prior to adjournment of this term. Ex-Custodian Wright, who has been placed in charge of the contemplated work of improving the capital grounds ha- not been idle, and while the dirt has not begun to fly, most all of the preliminary surveying has been finished, bids are being received. and ere the denizens of the capital are aware they will be picking their way to and from work over plowed ground. The plans were made years ago by a Mr. Weidermann, of New York, and were never entirely completed, and he has been given the opportunity of perfecting his drafts, and they will then be I followed by the contemplated work to be done this summer. Only one-third of the sum appropriated can be used this summer. and it was a serious question for the executive council to determine just what part of the necessary work should or ought to be done this year, but one thing at least determined upon i of the grading necessary will be done. Wood Eating Ants.—Our carpenters said they had never seen such a sight, -ays the Washington PreHH. On exposing the pin^ill of a house that had been in place thirteen years they found it all eaten out in grooves, galleries and corridor* by black bull ants an inch long. Partitions were knawed as thin as paper. They had denuded a knot four inches long and excavated, it in the apex end, and the cavity was full of these creatures trying to escape doom. We have read of I ants in Africa eating down houses, but the workmen say they never saw the like in this region. A Unique Law Suit.—Another unique law suit is about to be brought before the district court of Jones county. G. W. Beighle and his wife Josephine, tenants on J. L. Joslin’s farm, have brought action against the latter for $10,500 damages. The petition sets forth that a son and daughter of Joslin were attending Western college, at Toledo, where they were taken sick with diphtheria, and that the clothing worn by them during their sickness was given to Mrs. Beighle s thatTall I ^ washed, and as a result of their I presence in the house her two children amount. (.'spited Hill is to bo leveled so thst the u** th. disease and died, in -:onsequen<« ba.^ line of the building will be visible I    ,h‘    >'    ask    dama*es    ln    th“    abo'e from avery point of the surrounding walks. This will necessitate a great deal of excavating, especially upon the w'est side. The Ladle* Delighted. SH    I    The    pleasant    effect    arid    the    perfect The amount of dirt to be removed j safety with which ladies may use the 11-will foot up over 80,000 yards. The plan.* qUjd fruit laxative, Syrup of Figs, under contemplate a protecting wall along I    maL-o    it    uhotr    favorite    rem- Ninth street and a part of the way on j Walnut and Grand avenues. This is to J be of granite and about five feet high. I All of the steps, and their number will j be in the hundreds, are to be of granite j and the main walk will be over eighty j feet wide, of best quality of cement j Hawkeyes need only look Into the future j a few years now to see Iowa’s magnific I 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. Worth While. “They talk of erecting a monument to Worth, the dressmaker.” “So? They ought to make it a column of figures.” ;