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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye May 28, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 28, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE -EYE ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAT 28, ISM AN INTERNATIONAL BANK. Report of the International Ameri-can Conference. Secretary Blaine’s Letter Regarding the Blatter—The Imported Liquor Bill In the Senate—River and Harbor Bill in the House. Washington, May 27.—The president to-day transmitted to congress a letter from the secretary of state inclosing a report of the international American conference on the international American bank scheme. In the letter the president says it is not proposed to involve the United States in any financial responsibility but only to give to the proposed bank a corporate franchise and promote public confidence by requiring its condition and transaction to be submitted to a scrutiny similar to the exercised over our domestic banking system. The subject is submitted for the consideration of congress, in the belief that it will be found possible to promote the end desired by legislation so guided as to avoid all just criticism. In the letter to the president, Secretary Blaine sets forth the advantages to be derived from such a project and says, in part: "The merchants of this country are dependent upon the bankers of Europe in their financial transactions with their American neighbors, as they are upon the ship owners of Great Britain for transportation facilities, and will continue to labor under those embarassrnents until direct banking systems are established. The report of the committee (the Pan-American conference) presents a simple and easy method of relief and the enactment of the measure recommended will, in the judgment of the conference, result in the establishment of proper facilities for inter-American banking.” A bill has been prepared at the state department to carry into effect the recommendations of tile committee. The bill designates United States delegates the Pan-American conference as commissioners to receive subscriptions to the capital stock of “The International American bank,” books for which purpose may be opened in Washington. New York and other principal cities in the American republic. As soon as fifty thousand shares are subscribed the subscribers shall have the usiuw power to organize a corporation, which shall have the same privilege now enjoyed by banks generally. Its acquisition of real estate, however, is limited to fifteen per cent of the capital stock paid in. Tile corporation maybe designated by the secretary of the treasury as a depository of public money and may be employed as a financial agent of the government. The principal officers shall be in Washington or New York, with power to open branch offices in the United States, Mexico, and South and Central America. The capital stock is fixed at #10,OOO,OOO in #100 shares, which may be increased by a t wo-thirds vote to not exceeding #25,000,000. Tho business may be begun as soon as twenty-five per cent of the subscription is paid in cash; but at least #5,000,000 must bs paid within two years. The board of directors consist of twenty-five persons, not less than fifteen t<* be citizens of the United States. The stockholders are made liable to the amount of their subscriptions but no more. Corporations shall tile semi-annually with the secretary of the treasury a report of the financial condition and the affair shall sit- all times be open to t he examination of officers of the treasury department. A provision is made for the appointment of a receiver and winding up of the affairs in ease the capital stork-" is Impaired more than twenty percent of the amount of capital stock actually paid in, and t In* directors fail to make such impairment good. THE SENATE. Tin* I iii port •*«I Liquor Hill Considered— Other Legislation. Washington. May 27.—Mr. Allison presented a remonstrance of citizens of Burlington, Iowa, against the imposition of duties on ores from Mexico. Mr. Spooner called lip the motion to consider the passing of the bill some weeks ago to pay #10,000 to Margaret Kennedy for supplies taken for the use of the army. The bill was indefinitely postponed. Mr. Cullom offered a resolution calling on the secretary of the treasury for information as to th(> authority under which merchandise in bond, appraised or unappraised, and goods of domestic origin are permitted to be forwarded between Atlantic and Pacific ports of the United States over the Canadian Pacific railroads, etc.:    also, to report by what authority merchandise other than tin* products of contagious countries is permitted to enter the United States under the consular seal and proceed to their destination without entry or examination at the port of first arrival. There was, he said, evidence of irregularities and that the country was probably losing some of its revenue. The resolution went over until to-morrow. The senate then considered tho imported liquors bill, the question being on the substitute reported yesterday from the judiciary committee. Mr. Coke argued against the constitutional right of congress to delegate its delegated powers back to the states. Mr. George supported the bill. Mr. Eustis said the question was a perplexing one. A difficulty arose in the attempt to reconcile the conflict between the rights of property under the constitution, and the laws, and that moral sentiment known as prohibition. To-day it was proposed to legislate against tho breweries and distilleries of the country. It is proposed to tell the people of Iowa they shall have power to regulate the commerce between themselves and all other states in the liquor question. Tomorrow' they would be asking for the exclusion of cotton seed oil. of which the state of Louisiana produced a large amount in values. Then they w ould be asking that dressed beef from Illinois, and tobacco from North Carolina should not be considered article of commerce within tho meaning of the constitution, aud thus power would be given to each state to build on its exterior limits an unpreventable wall that should exclude the product of every foreign country and every other state. The pending bill could not become a law with the help of his vote. He was a states right democrat of the strictest sort and was in favor of the states exercising to an unlimited extent the rights which they had reserved, but the powers w hich they had lodged in the federal government and lodged wisely he wanted the federal government to exercise exclusively. After further debate the bill went over without action. Wilson, of Iowa, giving notice that he would ask the senate to remain in session to-morrow until the bill w as disposed of. The vice president announced the appointment of Blackburn as a member of the committee on appropriations and Carlisle as a member of the committee on finance, territories and woman suffrage. The conference report on the bill to simplify the law in relation to the collection of revenue was presented and agreed to and after an executive session the senate adjourned._ THS HOUSE. The River and Harbor Bill Under Consideration. Washington, May 27.—McKinley submitted a conference report on the customs administrative bill. Mr. McMillan, one of the eouferes, said he had declined to agree to the report for the reason that he believed the bill would increase taxation. Mr. McKinley said the measure was (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. substantially the bill recommended by secretaries of the treasury during the last three administrations, and its provisions were practically the same as those contained in the Mills bill. It w'as a bill not to increase the rate of duty, but to prevent frauds upon revenue and to protect the honest merchant and honest importer against the dishonest importer and dishonest consignor and consignee. The conference report was adopted—yeas 127, nays 13, the speaker pro tem. counting a quorum. The democrats, as a rule, refrained from voting. The house wrent into committe of the whole on the river and harbor appropriation bill. Mr. Houk, of Tennessee, offered an amendment providing that Jno. Cowden and associates may, on certain conditions, at their own expense construct an outlet for the flood ^caters of the Missis-sippi river from a point about ten miles below New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico, through Lake Borgne, on such lands as they may own or acquire; such an outlet to be not less than one mile in width, with an average sectional depth of ten feet below’ the gulf level, and of sufficient capacity to discharge the flood waters of the Mississippi river at that place, and provided with proper levees on embankments from the river to the lake to preserve the lands immediately above and below it from inundation. Mr. Houk, iii advocating the amendment, said the outlet would not cost the government one cent until it had been put into operation and proved to be successful. After a brief discussion the amendment was lost without division. Mr. Holman, of Indiana, offered substantially a similar amendment, but it was also rejected. Mr. McCreary raised the point of order against those portions of the bill which prescribed a penalty for the maintainance of obstructive bridges across navigable waters. Pending the decision the cornin ittee arose and the house adjourned. STATE AND L0CAL~ FINANCES. Th** First Results of the Fleventh Census Regarding the Country’s Financial Standing. Washington. May 27.—The census office to-day made public the first results of the eleventh census in relation to state and local finances. It consists of a preliminary report on the indebtedness of 2,800 counties in the United States. The reports show tin* principal of state debts at tin* present time is #228,079,817; of this #194,954,200 is bonded and #33,725,-010 floating. This shows a net decrease in the total debt during the last ten years of #54.459,484; the bonded debt having been decreased by #047,083,-249 and the floating debt increased by #9,023,704. The decrease by geographical division lias been as follows:    eastern states. #11,290,117; middle states, #11,387,482; southern states. #28,022,904; western states. #3,-752,920. The total bonded debt of the United States, #1,709,993,100 in 1880 and #719,178,570 in 1890. This siiows a total decrease of #1,054.897,780 of state and national debts in ten years. The total bonded debt of 2,809 counties in the United States and territories is #130,734,-959, against #104,493,752 in 1880. The floating debt of 1880 was #16,745,331, while the present floating debt is #14.958,-881, a decrease of #1,786,450. This shows an increase in the total debt of the counties during the last, ten years of 824,-434,756. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. An Important Order. Washington, May 27.—Superintendent of the Census Porter issued to-day an important order to the census supervisors that they will instruct the enumerators in eases where persons refuse to answer questions on the population schedule relating to physical and mental disabilities or questions relating to farms, homes and mortgages, to enter in the proper column the words, “refused to answer.” No further steps will be necessary on the part of the supervisor or enumerator, as all legal proceedings will be instituted by the Washington office through tho department of justice. Tile Dead Lurk on the Pension Bill. Washington, May 27.—The conferees on the general pension bill Had another meeting to-day, but accomplished nothing. They talked for an hour and adjourned until Monday. The Tarift Bill. Washington, May 27.—The senate committee on finance to-day decided to consider the tariff bill in full committee. It is believed hearings will be given. If so th*4 session will be materially prolonged. The bill may be reported to the senate by .1 illy 14. The General Pension Bill. Washington, May 27.—The conferees of the general pension bill had another meeting to-day but accomplished nothing. They talked an hour and adjourned until next Mondav. I Nominated by the President. Washington. May 27.—The president sent to the senate to-day. among others, the nomination of Rockwell J. Flint, to be United States marshal for the western district of Wisconsin: Boltino IL Sullivan. surveyor general of South Dakota; William IL Hoyt, of Wisconsin, commissioner for the district of Alaska; receiver of public monies, Charles F. Augustine. of Menasha, Wisconsin; George O. Ginty. United States marshal for the western district of Wisconsin. Iowa Postmaster*. Washington, May 27. — Postmasters in Iowa:    IL    IL    Hopkins, Nashua: J. L. Whitley. Osage. A CASHIER’S SHORTAGE. PRESBYTERIANS ADJOURN. The Next General Assembly to Meet at Detroit Next Year. The German Catholics at Milwaukee— The Southern M. E. Conference Adjourns to Meet Again in 1894 —Other Religion* News. Saratoga, N. Y., May 27.—In the Presbyterian general assembly this morning the report of the committee on narrative gave a summary of the progress over the entire field. The total number of communicants are over 856,000, a gain during the year of 103,000. The benevolent contributions to all causes were not less than #13,000,000. Large additions from Sunday schools have been made to the churches, but in many there is deplorable tendency to non-attendance at church by Sunday school scholars, yet in spite of Sabbath breaking, gambling, intemperance, floods and disease, no year has seen such increase of members. Notices of the death of 117 ministers were read by the stated clerk. Elder Trumbull, of California, moved a resolution in favor of meetings of the session to meet at least monthly. Adopted. Resolved, That Elders Flickinger and Griffith of Iowa urge upon congress, in the name of the assembly, the passage of the law permitting states to prohibit or restrict the liquor traffic, now before the senate. A motion that the revision committee be allowed to publish their conclusions as early as March or April of next year, at their own discretion, w’as adopted. Dr. Darling, of Albany, wanted to know what answer he should return to his presbytery as to their overture, which asked for neither revision nor a concensus creed, but a new creed to be used alternately with the old. He w’as answered that it was now in the hands of the committee on revision. Adjourned to meet in Detroit next year. Immediately after adjournment the committee on revision held a meeting and decided to meet in Pittsburg on tho first Tuesday in October. GERMAN CATHOLICS. Hajj Evcitrinent Over the Collapse of the Oswego National Bank. Bingh amton. X. Y., May 27.—lu tho judgment of leading citizens here there is a shortage in the accounts of C. A. Thompson, cashier of the Oswego National bank, to the extent of #75.000. Others more conservative state that it will not exceed #20.000. The excitement is greater than at any time since 1855, when the bank of Oswego collapsed for #80,000. Thompson's speculations, which are the cause of the bank’s failure, appear to have been confined to his dealings in the "Big Four.” Thompson has lately transferred considerable property to his creditors and deeds of other property. executed some time ago, have recently been placed on record. Thompson is vice-president of the Nebraska Banking and Loan association, doing business at McCook, Nebraska, and owns property in New York and Brooklyn. It is not thought that the bank will be reorganized. All connected with the institution are reticent about its affairs. Thompson states that if pushed to it he will expose two of Oswego’s most substantial citizens, who are implicated in the shortage. 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. A Corner in Cotton. Nkw York, May 27.—There is every indication of a corner in the present crop months iu the cotton market and the bears are climbing over each other in their efforts to cover. July option sold just af ter noon at an advance of 42 points from the opening and the rest of the present crop months were 40 points above last night’s close.___ Bishop James O’Connor Dead. Omaha, May 27.—Bishop James O’Con- or, of the Catholic diocese of Omaha, died this morning, aged sixty-six. Wanted.—A good appetite. You can have it easy enough by taking Hood’s Sarsaparilla It tones the digestion and curesTsick headache. Their General Convention Continues in .Session at Milwaukee. Milwaukee, May 27.—The convention of German Catholics was tardy in assembling this morning. The convention did not come to order until about ll o’clock, when speeches were made by William Casper, of Milwaukee, H. J. Spanhorst, of St. Louis, Rev. Father Feldman, of Chicago, and others. Spanhorst said tho Bennett law presented a political question that Catholics could not ignore, because it directly affected the welfare of their institutions. Bishop Flasch referred to the Bennett law in his address and upheld the right of the church to go into politics when its interests wered attacked. He was followed by Bishop Katzer, of Green Bay, who proceeded to attack the Bennett law’ in a most bitter manner. He said the law practically denied the right of a child to obey its parents by putting its claims before those of the parents. As the bishop proceeded he warmed to his subject and fairly brought his hearers to their feet by the intensity of his manner. Ile became angry, pathetic and sarcastic by turns. “The matter of teaching English, they tell us, is what we are fighting.” He exclaimed: “But this is not so. English is now' taught in our schools. But if the state has a right to tell us we must teach English it wfill soon be telling us w’hat w'o shall eat and what shall be on our table for family dinner. They are all of a class, these laws, whether in Wisconsin, Illinois or Massachusetts. They attempt to interfere with personal rights. Carried out to their logical conclusion they would be very dangerous to the church and to the society. This Bennett law was conceived in the minds of free thinkers and those opposed to the Catholic church and lier schools. He was told recently by a Mason that the Bennet law’ wras first suggested by the Masons. The man said:    “I could prove it to you, if I did not put so high a value on ray head, that the Bennett law was first agitated by the grand lodge of Masons in the state of Wisconsin.” The applause which followed this statement was deafening. In closing he urged his hearers to oppose all measures like the Bennett law to the best of their ability and stand firmly by the church. Rev. Zeininger, administrator of the Milwaukee diocese, then spoke briefly and at the close of his address the committee on credentials reported and the convention adjourned until 1:30 p. rn. At the afternoon session the following resolutions were adopted: In view of the attacks on the most sacred rights of parents which have recently been begun bv nativists and adherents of paternalism. wTe are compelled to present to the people of this state the following declaration: First. By a device and natural law, parents are entitled aud in duty bound to provide for the education of their children, therefore, we claim for the parents the right to select such schools for the education of their children which they are convinced will best promote the welfare of their children. Second. In case the parents neglect this duty, the state is justified in compelling them by appropriate legislation to discharge their duty. The state may also, when parents are unable to provide for the education of their children, assume this duty. From this results, (a)— The justification of compulsory school attendance under the above mentioned conditions, (b)—The necessity of public schools, (e)—The right of general taxation for their support. Third, we declare that w’e make no claim upon the public school for the support of parachial and other private schools: but as citizens and tax-payers we insist on our rights—evem at the risk of being decreed as enemies to public schools—to protest against any misuse and waste of this fund. Fourth. As we make no claim on the support of the state for our parochial and private schools, we deny the state the right of interference with the management of private schools if these collide w ith public order or law* of morals. Fifth. Because the so-called Bennett law violates the above mentioned principle and unnecessarily and unjustly curtails our religious liberty, we hereby declare ourselves for an unconditional repeal: of tile law. Whatever good there is contained in this law has been long ago offered by other laws, and therefore we cannot recognize from it any other intention but this: Tocompel the citizens who provide for the education of their children to adopt the methods of those who hate their religion and nationality. Sixth.—We. therefor, also declare that without regard to former party connections we will only vote for such candidates who pledge themselves to work for the repeal of the law’. or denominational appropriations of public funds. Rev. H. A. Delano, of Illinois, reported temperance resolutions deploring the results of the recent decision of the supreme court and hoping that congress would pass such law's as would render the decision inoperative. Resolutions were adopted condemning lotteries and declaring no state should license them. Congregationalists in Boston. Boston, May 27.—The reports read at the annual meeting of the Congregational Sunday School and Publication Society to-day showed encouraging progress. During the year five hundred and thirty-one new Sunday schools have been organized, and thirteen hundred and seventeen schools in forty-seven states and territories have been aided. S. B. Copen, of Boston, was elected president. A nuftiber of other officers were also elected. Southern Methodists Adjourn. St. Loris. May 27.—The general conference of the M. E. church of the south adjourned last night after three weeks’ continuous and arduous labor. The general conference will convene the first Thursday in May. 1894. The place of meeting will be determined later. ILLINOIS PROHIBITIONISTS. IS SPUN IN DANCER? Thousands of Socialists in Province of Catalonia. the A FIRE AI CRESTON. The C. Revolution Their Only Hope—Germany’s Aid to Socialism—The New Factory Act—Emperor William’s I nj uric*—Foreign News. B. & Q. Stock Damaged. Yards and other cattle on hand June I, 1890: number of pure bred. grade and eom-i mon: calves dropped in 1889; cattle I sold In 1889. slaughtered for use on the Lightning Mason Five Hundred Delegates Attend the State Convention at Bloomington. Bloomington, 111., May 27.—The state convention of prohibitionists was called to order at 10:30 this morning, with about five hundred delegates from all parts of Illinois present. The chairman of the state central committee, John Hart, of Rockford, called the convention to order, and Rev. A. P. Cobb, of Montreal, delivered an address of welcome. J. Ross Hanna, of Monmouth, was chosen temporary chairman, and Samuel Wood, of Quincy, temporary secretary. In his speech, Chairman Hanna said the “original package” decision was a good thing for prohibition, since it got the question into national affairs. After the appointment of committees on rules, credentials, resolutions and finance, the convention took a recess until two o’clock. At the afternoon session the temporary organization wras made permanent. H. H. Hoof, of El Paso, on behalf of the farmers’ association, presented an overture from that body asking for the aid of the prohibitionists and pledging a return of assistance. It was referred to a special committee. It was ordered that #5,000 be raised in the state, and nearly #4,000 was pledged in the convention. It was resolued to place in nomination tomorrow full state officers and also United States senator. Chasing Murderous Indians. San Francisco, May 27.—In regard to the murder of Attorney Henry Hardie a couple of days ago by hostile Indians near Tombstone, Arizona, General Miles issued orders to pursue the Indians, arid use the same tactics as in the pursuit of Geronimo. The hostile band consists of Kid and his party, who were sentenced to ten years in military prison, but after serving a few years were pardoned by President Cleveland and returned to their reservation. The civil authorities then tried them and sentenced them to be hanged. While being taken to Yuma penitentiary they murdered the sheriff and escaped. Investigating Immigration. Chicago, 111., May 27.—The joint committee on immigration and naturalization resumed its hearings in this city this morning. The first witness called w’as Herman Raster, editor of the Stoats Zeitung. He was examined at length as to the effect of tho increased immigration, the character of the immigrants, the number of foreigners in this city, etc. At the afternoon session the secretary of Garibaldi legion testified that the majority of Italian immigrants in Chicago w’ere men of families who intended to remain in this country. He denied emphatically the existence of any padrone system iii Chicago. Have Not Joined the Whisky Trust. Chicago, May 27.—Mr. Sliufeldt, of the distillery firm of Henry H. Sliufeldt & Co., says the persistent rumors being circulated that they had joined the distilling and cattle feeding trust (generally known as the whisky trust), or entered into any sort of combination with them, are simply sent out for the purpose of effecting stocks of tho trust in New York, and are without a particle of foundation. On the Track of SUcott. Grand Falls, Quebec, May 27.—A hotel-keeper here has received information of a mysterious couple who has been living in St. Louis parish, believed to have been Defaulter Silcott and a woman companion. The hotel-keeper went out to hunt them up. but when he reached the point found the couple had flown. _ Major A. M. Kimball Murdered. Jackson, Miss., May 27.—Major A. M. Kimball, for forty years a prominent newspaper man of this state and receiver of public moneys under Garfield’s administration, was murdered last night while on his way home by unknown parties. of whom there is no clue. The Baptists in Chicago. Chicago, May 27.—At to-days meeting of the Baptist Home Missionary Society, Rev. Dr. Colby, of Ohio, presented an account of the missions in Mexico. He lamented that only fourteen thousand Mexicans were Protestants. Rev. Dr. Foster, of the Methodist church, brought fraternal greetings. In the course of his remarks he said that war will result if the English language be not taught in public schools. The committee to whom he referred the petition of the national league reported favoring its objects. The league seeks to secure constitutional aud legislative safegurds for the protection or the common schools; and to prevent all sectarian Endorsed John M. Palmer. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Carthage, 111., May 27.—T^e democratic caunty convention to-dar^endorsed John M. Palmer for United States senator and elected delegates to the state, congressional and senatorial conventions. The primary system was maintained. All delegates, save that of state, go uninstructed. A Railway Official Promoted. Kansas City, May 27.—C. A. Shanks, formerly general agent at Beatrice of the Kansas City. Wyandotte and Northwestern road, has been appointed general freight and passenger agent of the Northwestern route._ An Absconder Arrested. Lincoln, 111.. May 27.—W. D. Wyatt, ex-master in chancery of Logan county, who disappeared in November, 1888, leaving a shortage of #10,000. was arrested yesterday in New Orleans. Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Cholera, Flax. Maguire’s Benne Plant, for nearly 50 years the infallible cure. Thousands of testimonials; indorsed by the WesternJSanit&ry Commission, U. S. army officers, hospital physicians, steamboat officers, etc. Taken in time a sure preventive of Asiatic cholera. John XV, Davis Elected Governor. Newport, R. I., May 27.—The legislature to-day elected John W. Davis governor and other members of the state ticket. Excursion Tickets to Denver via. C., B. A Q. R. R. Good going June 13,14 and lo. Good returning after June 19 till thirty days from date of sale. One regular first-class fare for round trip. Account Master Plumbers convention. A Romance Spoiled. From the Somerville Journal. Two lovers went to the base-ball game One afternoon in May, He was a “crank;” she never had seen Professional players play. He faithfully tried to explain it all. She tried to understand; But the more he talked, the less she knew Why bethought the game was “grand.” He cheered, he danced, he yelled “Hi* hi” She calmly looked about; And if anyone made a three-base hit She asked if the man was out. She tried her best to keep the score But when the game was done He found that whenever a foul was hit She had given the man a run. It dampened his ardor to have her say “Why doesn’t the umpire bit?” And each question she asked diminished his Though*he wouldn’t have owned to that. Tillat test she asked in her Alleles* way. “Which nine is playing nosT-” He broke the engagement then and there. And now they don’t even bow. Free samples of Dr. Miles’ Restorative Nervine at J. H. Witte’s drug store. Cures Headache, Nervousness. Sleeplessness, Neuralgia, Fits, etc. London, May 27.—The Spadish cabinet is much excited over the discovery that the great industrial province of Catalonia is honeycombed with socialism. Of hundreds of thousands of workingmen in the province it is said that very few are outside the labor organizations, which, in Spain, mean a great deal more than in England, their character being not only political, but also, from a Spanish point of view, revolutionary. Notwithstanding the examples of England, Germany and France, where the heads of the state are giving serious attention to the problems connected with labor, the present Spanish ministry and the monarchical party generally show the utmost indifference to the needs and demands of the laboring classes, and treat with poorly concealed attempt the suggestions that Spain should follow in the wake of the more progressive nations of Europe. The condition of Spanish labor is worse than in any other country of western Europe, the only amelioration being such as is secured by strong organization in certain localities. The effect is that the workingmen are learning to look to revolution as their probable relief, though there is no information of any existing conspiracy against the government. It is reported from Berlin that the anti-socialist law. which will expire on October I, will not be renewed. This is a part of the government’s bid for the support of the socialist members of the reichstag, who are also expected to be won over to the emperor by the bill amending the present factory and workshops act, which goes very far in ameliorating the condition of the laboring people. Althoug the bill permits women to work eleven hours a day, this is quite a reform in Germany, where women are often employed for thirteen and fifteen hours a day. Regulations regarding the hour of commencement and ending of work must be hung up in the shops, also the time and manner of the calculation of the payment of wages, the amount of notice to be given before dismissal, when such period is not already fixed by law, and the list of grounds for instant dismissal without notice, the penalties proposed, their nature and extent and if by tines, regulations as to payment and the purposes to which the money will be devoted. Children cannot be em ployed under thirteen years of age, and then only when they have completed the requisite attendance at primary schools. On Sunday each workman must have twenty-four hours’ rest and at Christmas, Easter and vVhitesuntide forty-eight hours. This includes all workmen in mines, quarries, salt works, foundries and similar branches of industry. In certain other handicrafts workmen may work five hours on Sunday and holidays. Children can work six hours a day and persons between thirteen and sixteen years of age not over ten hours. The fact that Emperor William has been ordered to remain in his room for ten days as the result of his carriage accident induces a general belief that his injuries are far more serious than his physicians will admit. It is freely predicted that he will not be able to leave his room for a much longer period than that named, but those who are in a position to know’ his exact condition adhere to the statement that though his injury is painful it is in no wise serious enough to keep him indoors beyond the time* set by the doctors. An eminently reliable and trusted correspondent of the telegraphs to that paper that has positively prohibited all from entering the sphere of German influence in east Africa in spite of the fact that this action is in direct defiance of the provisions of the act of 1885. This, the correspondent adds, Is by no means the only violation of existing treaties and agreements of which Germany has been guilty in Africa recently, though it is possibly the most flagrant. The discovery has recently been made that Germany, not content to confine her colonizing operations to eastern and central Africa, has been carrying on secret negotiations with the emperor of Moroco with a view to acquiring a foothold on the northwestern coast. This has united France and Spain, whose governments have long been rivals for the possession of the most desirable portions of Moroco, and England will not consent to have another great power secure territory inconveniently near Gibraltar. The Margate mystery is expected to develope some startling revelations, The coroner has taken possession of the dead man. Major Megrue, of Philadelphia, who died suddenly last Sunday, and Miss Storey, the young woman whom he registered as his wife at the Cliftonville hotel, will not be allowed to go away until the inquest is over. the heater, but on looking, found that the door had not been opened nor the fire disturbed In any manner. ’’Members of my family have heard it in an adjoining room humming a tune, accompanied by the sound of sweeping the floor or dilating the furniture, but on going into the room the found nothing. ; It has been heard to go into a room and I strike a match, but no match nor anv- I thing could be discovered. It doesn’t ‘ always visit rooms that have no occupants. It sometimes comes right into ] the midst of the family circle, or rather } into the same room and attract their at- j tent ion by so doing, but aside from the sound there is nothin?. “At first we were somewhat annoyed ! by the manifestation as the noise made : by it was so natural that we thought cor- tainly somebody was present, but none j The tire started from a spark from a lo- all poultry products sold: e or us are the least bu superstitious and comotive. ’The tire department was sold. and value in 1889. in time we felt acquainted and paid no , soon on the scene and extinguished the flames, though a strong south wind made the work of extinguishing it difficult. The loss is fullv #2.000. Rod Swindlers at Work Near City—Suit Against the Ottumwa Electric Road — Supreme Court Decisions. .Special to The Hawk-Eye.: Creston, la.. May 27.—Fire at noon to-day destroyed the east half of the building and fence of the C.. B. & Q. stock yards one mile east of the city. further attention to it. It only appears in day time and we get along with it very well. Of course it is a mystery and we would like to solve it. that is all. We are not afraid of it. It only (.alls on us two or three times a week.” implicitly Chronicle Germany caravans SUPERSTITION IN INDIA. Tests Applied by Hindoos to Discover Thieves. me rat Ives of India have many curie us beliefs and superstitions, some of which are essentially oriental in their nature, others common to many nations and shared by ourselves only a few centuries ago. One day an English magistrate was paying a visit to a Hindoo gentleman who was an old friend of his, in the course of which he happened to yawn. To his astonishment up jumped the rajah as if galvanized and began furiously snapping his fingers in startling proximity to his face. Observing his visitors look of unfeigned surprise, he explained that this was done to scare away the devils who might have otherwise seized the opportunity to jump down his throat. How strange it seems to us, this practical belief in devils, and fear of them, combined with so insultingly low an idea of their intelligence aud power! I once heard, however, an odd instance of the same fear and yet contempt for unseen powers shown by an English lady in the beginning of this century—a bishop’s wife, too!—who was afraid of ghosts, and if left alone in the house would whistle as she walked through the passages at night in order that the ghosts might take her for a man. BELIEFS ABOUT THE DEVIL. The Scriptural belief in possession by a devil is held to this day by the natives of India, aud very recently a case came before an English magistrate in Bengal in which a Brahmin was charged with having caused the death of a lad by his attempts to exorcise an evil spirit. The boy had been made to lie on his back, in the presence of his parents and other sympathizing relatives, while the priest danced on his chest, calling on the name of his god, “O Baal, hear!” But whether the god was sleeping, or whether the devil in departing took with him the boy’s own spirit, cannot be known. The boy died and the civil surgeon, knowing nothing of the nature of exorcism, reported that lie had died from injuries caused by the priest. Like the Russians of the present day, the Hindoos think it brings a person ill luck to be openly admired or praised, and if you should praise or even look too admiringly at a child the mother will hastily withdraw it from notice, and either beat it or say something disparaging of it in order to counteract your ill omened admiration and avert the jealousy of the gods. The belief in some form of ordeal for proving the guilt or innocence of an accused person is another of the traditions of the past which we westerners have outgrown and cast aside, but which still forms part of the practical belief of the people in India. DETECTING THIEVES. Of this I remember an instance occurring within my own experience, on the occasion of a robbery having been committed in my house, when tile police summoned the whole of my servants to the police station in order that each one might separately and solemnly be put to the test. It was a droll sight to see the procession setting forth on this mission, headed by the magnificent Kh ansa in a and the imperious bearer,and tailing off through minor dignitaries down to the indifferently clothed coolies who brought lip the rear. The ordeal is conducted by a Mohammedan priest, who j Iowa Supreme Court. [Special to The Hawk-Eye. Des Moines. May 27.—'Supreme court decision: Manwell vs. Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway company, appellant: from Benton county: reversed. Searlc vs. Fairbanks, Morse A Co., appellant; from Mahaska county: affirmed. St. Clair vs. Chicago. Burlington and Quincy Railway company, appellant; from Pottawattamie county; affirmed. State vs. Fox. appellant: from Kossuth county; affirmed. McConnell, appellant. vs. City of Osage: from Mitchell county: reversed. Ma Lightning Rod Swindlers. ion City. la.. May 27.—A gang of lightning rod swindlers are now working this county and are roping in their victims. Their contract is so drawn up that by the insertion of a comma the party purchasing agrees to buy points and braces to be counted as twenty foot of rod each. On a common residence a man is swindled out of from #100 to *250. A Gang of Vicious Tramps. Fort Dodge, la.. May 27.—This city is troubled by a gang of vicious tramps and the police are kept busy trying to rid the town of them. A dozen ruffians took possession of a part of the town and helped themselves lo everything they wanted. They were finally routed by the police after a pitched battle. Tho Boodle Aldermen. Des Moines. May 27.—It is expected that the aldermen and ex-aldermen who have been indicted in the "boodle" cases will be arraigned some time this week. All of them have secured counsel and are ready to answer the charges of willful misconduct in office. A Woman Mangled. Ft. Madison. May 27.—A woman was run over by C. I*. Huntington’s special train at Baring. Missouri, yesterday, cutting off both legs. Dr. Phil pot t went out on a special train this afternoon to amputate the members. A Serious Smashup. M r. Vernon, 111.. May 27.—A through freight on the Louisville. Evansville and St. Louis road broke in three sections near Huntingsburg to-day. A serious smash resulted1 Two men and a number of race horses in the curs were slightly injured. Suit Against the Electric Road. Ottumwa, la., May 27.—Mrs. Mattie Thornburgh has brought suit against the electric street railway for #15.OOO damages for personal injury. SELLING WHISKY AND LIBERTY. Earnest Fisher Will Probably Have to Complete His Term in Jail. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Atlantic. May 27.— Earnest (J. Fisher. a former Atlantic brewer, who was conditionally pardoned from imprisonment by Governor Larrabee, has opened an original package house in this city. Fisher’s pardon required him to make an oath that lie would never sell liquor in Iowa again and now that he has gone into the business there is strong probability that he will be required to complete his term in jail. Packwood Paragraphs. Packwood, la.. May 26.—The people mutters certain mysterious invocations | are busy now plowing corn, which isverv over the Koran, which is then pronounced j sjow about coming up. A Village Destroyed by an Earthquake. Constantinople, May 27.—The village of Repahie, in Armenia, has been destroyed by an earthquake. The earthquake was preceded bv rumblings which caused the inhabitants to flee from the village, and they thus escaped death from falling houses. Explosion in a Torpedo Factory. St. Petersburg. May 27.—An explosion occurred in the torpedo factory at Nikolaviev. whereby one officer and four sailors were killed. Five Men Killed by an Explosion. St. Petersburg. May 27.—An expulsion occurred in a torpedo factory at Nikolariev whereby one officer and four sailors were killed. Mexican Notes. City of Mexico, May 27.—Financial circles in Mexico are agitated in apprehension of what may be done with the silver bill in the United States senate. The Mexican press simultaneously takes up the discussion of the filibustering scheme against lower California. Conservative journals are making the affair an excuse for an attack on Americans. A NICE FAMILY GHOST. House A spook That Visits a St. Louis Twice a Week. "Did you ever hear of a ghost that appeared in the daytime, and with the movements of a person in life?” said Assistant United States Attorney E. P. Johnson to a St. Louis newspaper reporter the other day. “If you have not I am a little ahead of you on that subject. Ghosts, you know, usually appear at night and their general appearance is suggestive of the other world. "I do not believe there is such a thing as a ghost, but there are. beyond a doubt, manifestations, or ghosts, if you insist on caliing them such, which cannot be explained with the present light we have on the subject. The researches of the Psychical society may in time show a natural cause for everything we now regard as supernatural. “I have been cognizant of queer manifestations for nearly three years, which I am at a loss to explain, but which I believe will be found to be due to natural causes, although it is a deep mystery at present. itThis manifestation, I don’t call it a ghost, is a sound and nothing more; but it is a noise such as a woman would make as she passes about the daily affairs of her home. Sometimes I have heard its footsteps behind me, but turning quickly could see nothing. I have heard it enter tim house, close the door, and stir up the fire in tim stove or poor hard coal into to have the power of pointing out the guilty person by opening miraculously at a condemnatory passage when touched by him. A factor in this experiment, doubtless much, even if unconsciously, relied upon for bringing it to a successful issue, is the power of superstitious fear over the conscience of the guilty person. To most natures the idea of being discovered in this supernatural and awful manner is so terrible that the culprit rather than risk it will make voluntary confession, and so deprecate the head ier anger of the gods reserved for those who defy them. On this occasion the Koran unhesitatingly pointed out one of the servants as the thief Whether he was innocent, as he maintained, or merely unimpressionable and hard of heart as we had much reason for believing, I cannot say—but confess he would not, and, living as we do in the Nineteenth century, he could not lie imprisoned on the sole testimony, however conclusive, of the Koran, nor, owing to the modern prejudice there exists against applying torture, could he be made to confess. The conditions which made trial by ordeal so generally successful in the ages of faith are altogether wanting in tile present skeptical and scrupulous generation. SUPERSTITION IN THE COURTS. The reproach of skepticism cannot, however, be applied to the Hindustanis. Their powers of lielief are childlike. I was once taken to see a miraculous spring that had suddenly appeared in a dry and barren spot, and was bringing in much wealth to the fakir who had appointed himself its guardian. It was very small—scarcely to be discerned until pointed out—and I of little faith even thought in secret that it could be produced by the holy man’s pour-i g in water every night. But small as the .*ole, he sucked thereout no small advantage, for the people’s faith is large, and crowds of pious persons made pilgrimages to the divinely favored spot. Curious instances might be collected from the records of Indian law courts illustrative of the Old World beliefs of the people, which are brought at times into such strange collision with the legal forms of procedure established by our modern lawyers. A man was once being tried for murder when he put forward a plea such as could only have occurred to an Oriental and to a believer in the transmigration of souls. He did not deny having killed the man—on the contrary he described in detail the particulars of the murder—but he stated in justification that his victim a lid He had been acquainted in a previous state of existence, when the now murdered man had murdered him, in proof of which he showed a great seam across his side which had been the sword cut that had ended his previous existence. He further said that when he heard he was again to be sent into this world he entreated his master to excuse I him from coming, as he bad a presentiment that he should njfeet his murderer and that harm would come of it. All this he stated in perfect earnestness and simplicity, and j with evident conviction of its truth and force—a conviction shared by a large nam- value. A new harness shop is being fixed up in the Mitchell building by M. V. Moyer, of Ashton. Missouri, who conies here | with good recommendations. A new addition of thirty-six feet will j be added to the warerooms of IL S. i Mitchell’s implement and hardware ! store. Mr. and Mrs. I. Tansy are off for a | pleasure trip before they come home they | will see the National Park and probably will travel through British America and Alaska and then home. Miss Lock, of Hedrick, wa* tin* guest of Mrs. Snyder. Mrs. Chandler is visiting lier daughter iii northwestern Iowa. Mrs. S. Myres is staying in town now. J. Myres and Charlo* Hint/, were filii* guests Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder have moved to Brookville. FARMERS AND THE CENSUS. Oue^tion* Which Will be Ahkrd American Agricolist*. The census year began June I, 1889, and ends May 31, 1890. Each state has from one to eleven supervisors’ districts. There are 175 supervisors in all. There are 42,000 enumerator*, who in all parts of the country will begin their work Monday morning. June 2, 1890. Every farm will be visited before June 30, and the following question* will bi; asked, keeping iii mind that tie* figures you are to give nearly all pertain to the crops of 1889. and not to the growing crop* of 1890: (I) Your inline occupant of the farm. <2) Are you owner, renter for money, or for 'hare of the crops of the farm? (3) Are you white or black? ii) Number of acres of land. improved and unimproved. {5) Acres irrigated. (6) Number of artesian well* flowing. (7) Value of farm, building*, implement*, machinery, and live stock. (8) Fences: Cost of building and repairing. (9) Cost of fertilizers. (IO) Labor: Amounts paid for labor, including board; weeks of hired Jailor, white or black, (ll) Products: Estimated value of all farm productions sold, consumed, or on hand for 18*9.    (12) Forest nj:    Amount of wood I cut. and value of all forest products sold. (13) Grasslands:    Acres of each kind of grassland cut for hay or pastured:    tons of hay and straw sold; clover and gra>s seed- produced and sold; sib** and their capacity. (14) Sugr.tr: Cane. mrghum, maple, and beet; sugar and nu lase-.; acres, product and value of each. (15) ('astor Berms: Acres. Cereals: Barley, buckwheat. Indian corn. oats. ry e. wheat; acres, crop, amount of each sold aud consumed, and value. 117) Rice: Acres, crop, amount sold, and value. (18) Tobacco: Acres, crop, amount sold, and value. (19) Peas and Beans: Bushels, and value of crop sold. (20) Peanuts: Acres, bushels, and value. farm. and died in 1889.    (30) Dairy: Milk—total gallons produced on farm: sold for use in families: sent to creamery or factory: used on farm, including for butter or cheese; used on farm in raisiug cream for sale, including for creamery or factory. Butter—pounds made on farm and sold in 1889. Cream—quarts sent to creamery or factory: sold other than to creamery or factory. Cheese—pounds made on farm and sold in 1889.    (31) Ste inc: Number en hand June I, 1890; sold in 1889:    consumed on farm aud died in 1889.    (32) Poultry:    Num ber each of chickens, turkeys, geese, and ducks on hand June I. 1889: value of ggs produced. (33) Bees: Number of stands, pounds of honey and wax produced, and value. (34) Onions: Field crop—number of acres, bushels produed and sold, and value. (35) Potatoes:    Sweet and Irish, bushels produced and sold. (36) Market Gardens and Saudi Fruits:    Number    of acres in veg etables, blackberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, and other small fruits, and total value of products in 1889.    (37) Vegetables and Fruits for Canning:    Number of acres, and products, iii bushels. or boas, beans, green corn, tomatoes, other vegetables and fruits. (38) Orchards:    Apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, pears, plums and prunes, and other orchard fruits; iii each the number of acres, crop iii 1889, number of bearing trees, number of young trees not bearing, and value of all orchard products sold. (39.) Vineyards:    Number    of acres iii vines bearing and iii young vines not bearing, products of graoes and raisins, and value in 1889. Besides these questions on the regular Agricultural Schedule No. 2, Superintendent Robert I*. Porter has ordered several special investigations in the interests of agriculture, among which are Viticulture, Nurseries. Florists, Seed and Truck Farms, Semi-tropic Fruits. Oranges, etc.. Live Stock on the great ranges, and in cities and villages; also the names and number of all the various farmers’ organizations, such as Agricultural and Horticultural Societies. Poultry and Bee associations. Farmers’ clubs. Granges, Alliances. Wheels. Unions, Leagues, etc. In no part of the census work have the lines been extended more than in the direction of agriculture, and if fanners will now cheerfully co-operate with the ♦•numerators and other officials in promptly furnishing the correct figures more comprehensive returns regarding our greatest industry will he obtained than ever before. The Tramp’s Masterpiece. Yer talkin' about nateral pictur's, but I reckon the one I once had beat anything you ever sat eyes on. or any one cise. But I lost it. and it was the worst slap I ever had, knowin’ as I do about the price some pictur's fetch. In my young days I was mighty fond of hunting, and I won iff let go the plow tail when my hounds wus yelpin’ after a fox, and I could set under a hickory tree watehin’ fur a squirrel half a day without complainin'. One day I told Sally— that was my wife—that I believed I'd shoulder old Tom and take a hunt. But the only thing I could get was a rabbit, after half a day’s tramp. When I got home who should I see hut a long-haired, crazy-looking coot of a feller settin’ on the grass calin' what Sally had give him for his dinner. She never turned a beggar away, but I never took any stock iii tramps. As I came up he said. “How de do,” like a gentleman, aud I could tell by his way that he was nobody’s fool, if he did look crazy-like. “That's a tine hare you have.” says he. “and it wouldn’t make a bad picture. You’d better let me paint a likeness of him.” “You're a pietur painter, hey?” says I. “Yes, sir. I am an animal painter.” “Well,” says I, “I’ve got a pietur’ of game in the house that I don’t reckon any one can beat,” and so I went in and brought it out. "Nonsense, neighbor, ” says he. ’that i* very inferior work. If you could see. what I can do you will say I arn right. Come, now. what will you give hic to paint a picture of the hare, so natural that, your dogs will hark at it?.' "I aint got nothin’ to spend on pictur’s. says I. “Will you give me two dollars?" says he. “No. I won t give you a dollar.” “Well,” says he, “IMI make a bargain with you. I ll paint it, and if It suits you, you can have it for fifty cents. If it don’t suit you I ll keep it.” “I agree.” Ile had some materials, and at it he went. The way he (Irawed off that rabbit arid slashed on the paint wus jest boy’s play. He’d pick up a little paint here arid a little there off the board he held on his thumb, and almost before I knowed it he had a likeness of that dead rabbit hung up by the heels as true as very natur’ itself. As soon as he got it done I said, “Boss, here’s your money.” He pocketed it and away he went. After a while Squire Sikes came in. The Squire was a great man for pictur’s, and when he sat eyes on it he said, "I declan get that ?” “Why ?” says I. “Well, sir, that’s a lion.” says Ire. “What’ll you give me ber of those in court.—Temple Bar. The Bachelor’s Sisters. “Have you any sisters, Mr. Neverwed?” “(Mi my, yes. There was Helen Bronson, Sadie Harrison, Georgic I .intack, and several other girls whose names I’ve forgotten. Would you like to be a sister to me, 'SBm Hicks?”—New York San. For beauty, fen* comfort, for improvement af tile complexion, use only Poaaom’s Powder; there is nothing equal to it. □The Buffalo Express arrives at the sago conclusion that when a girl elopes with her coachman some other man is saved from getting a mighty poor wife. Pean? soap secures a beautiful complexion. (21) Hops: Acres, pound*, and (22) Fitters:    (’Olton, flax, and hemp: acres. crop, and value. (23) Brr/om ('arn:    Acre*. pounds. and value. (24) Live SUtck:    Horses. mules. and a.**e>:    number on ____j*--- hand June I. 1890; number foaled in 1889; appearance.—Forest and Stream number died in I number sold in 1889: 1889.    (25) Sheep: Number on hand June I, 1890, of "flue wool.” "long \ wool.” and “all other:” number of lambs dropped in 1889; “spring lambs” sold in 1889; sold in 1889 other than “spring lambs;” slaughtered for rise on farm in 1889; killed by dogs in 1889; died from I other causes in 1889.    (26) Wool: Shorn I spring of 1890 and fail of 1889.    (27) Goats: Number of Angora and common. | (28) Drjys: On farm June I, 1890.    (29) Xeat Cattle: Working oxen, milch cows. ! where did you wonderful irnita- for it, Squire?” says I. He studied a while—Squire was sharp, he was—and finally *aid, “I’ll give you ten dollars.” Well. I was surprised, for I thought hi* offer wa* a big one. but I didn’t let on that I thought so, for I knowed he was good in a bargain and wouldn’t offer morn it was worth, so I told him I would think about it. After he left Sally, and I took supper off the rabbit I had shot, arid then sat down and looked at the picture till we got tired a lookin’. She said, laughin’, that if it wasn’t worth so much «he might cook it for breakfast. Well, I went to lied and rabbits and dollars danced in my head ail night. The firit thing in the morning I sat it up and looked at it. and couldn’t hardly get off to work. I was mighty bot. When I came home at night there was an awful smell in the house. “What on airth -melt* 'O. Sally!” -ay** I. "I don’t know,” .-a>> she; "I’ve smelt something all the afternoon, and have hunted high and low. It must be a dead rat somewhere.” “Well,” say* I. "we’ve got lo find oui what it is, fur I won’t eat any supper till we do.” So we looked and looked, but it was no use. After a while my wife says: “Maybe something ha* got behind the pietur*. let me see.” So she went to it as it ->at on the floor face to the wall, and would you believe me, it was the pietur’ of that rabbit that had spiled, and wus all fly-blown. But wusn’t I sick! I never heerd of any pietur painted *o nateral as to spile in that way. Now if that painter had paint**! the rabbit settin’ up as if he wus alive and not hung him up by the heels a* dead as a door nail, you wouldn’t see lien Stokes here with hi* breeches patched, but walkin’ down Broadway with lay fiould and the Vanderbilts. Talk about your Angelus—pshaw! if can’t tech that rabbit pietur’ fur nateral In Need of Two Things. From tgbe Ft. Madison Plain Dealer. The democratic minority in congress stands sadly in need of two things: 1st. Honesty. 2d. Brains.    . The democratic majority ii: FL Madison’s city council, has no use for either. .i-     .....—        ■    '    ■-»—»•— Fits, spasms, St. Vitus dance, nervousness and hysteria are soon cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Free samples at J. H. Witte’s drug spire. ;

  • A. P. Cobb
  • C. A. Shanks
  • C. A. Thompson
  • Charles F. Augustine
  • Defaulter Silcott
  • E. P. Johnson
  • Elders Flickinger
  • George O. Ginty
  • H. A. Delano
  • H. H. Hoof
  • H. J. Spanhorst
  • Helen Bronson
  • Henry Hardie
  • I. Tansy
  • J. Fisher
  • J. Myres
  • J. Ross Hanna
  • John Hart
  • John M. Palmer
  • John W. Davis
  • John Xv
  • M. V. Moyer
  • Margaret Kennedy
  • S. B. Copen
  • S. Myres
  • Sadie Harrison
  • Samuel Wood
  • Squire Sikes
  • William Casper
  • William Il Hoyt

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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye

Location: Burlington, Iowa

Issue Date: May 28, 1890

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