Burlington Hawk Eye, May 31, 1890

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May 31, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 31, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1890. MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVED. Representative Boutelle’s Great Speech at Arlington Cemetery. Representative Mason's Address—The German* ^Participate—Other Excretes— General Washington News— Other News Matters. Washington, May 30.—Decoration day was observed as a national holiday in this city, and all government departments, district offices and banks and many business houses were closed. The address of Representative Bou-telle, of Maine, at Arlington cemetery was a notable one. He spoke of the righteousness of the union cause, “Men who rallied to the defense of the star spangled banner," he said, “not only kept step to the music of the union, but marched in the van guard of Christian civilization. This cannot be said, and nothing like it can ever be truthfully said, of the cause of those who sought by rebellion to destroy the government. The rebellion was a conspiracy organized in the interest of human slavery,and sought a pretext for precipitating a bloody conflict with the purpose of establishing a slave-holding confederacy or ultimate empire, to embrace a large portion of the territory of the United States, including the great section of territory that has been purchased by the whole people. “Comrades,” said the orator, “we pay the highest reverence to the memory of our dead when we strive most earnestly to remember and to impress upon others the nobility of the cause for which they so steadfastly fought. We have no desire to revive the unhappy memories or fan any embers of sectional strife, and so far as I have observed, the fanning of those embers has been principally the work of our brethren of the south.” Reference, was made to the scenes at Richmond/luring the past few days and Boutelle expressed “a little more than regret” at what Im* said could not fail to shock the trite sense of propriety. He protested against lavish display of rebel colors, and said the ex-confederates who displayed the rebel flag to glorify it were not true to the parole granted at Ap-pom rn at fox. Boutelle’s oration was followed by applause of tile stormiest kind. At the congressional cemetery Representative Mason, of illinoise, was the orator. In the course of his remarks Im* said as a boy he had regretted that he was not old enough to fight with the veterans, but Im* was old enough now to fight for them. “I would rather,” he said, “be able to bang upon my walls an honorable discharge from the union army than to plaster my walls witli the finest masterpiece of art. There is,” lie said, “one note of warning, however, that you must let me utter at this time. I might earnestly protest against Hie occurences iii that fair southern city, at tile. unveiling of General Lee’s statue, yesterday. Let them honor the memory of the true and virtuous man if they will, but let im* say that the broad sky over our country is broad enough only for one flag—and that the stars and stripes, and when a man waves any other he is in his heart a traitor as hi* was thirty years ago. Do not misunderstand me, brethren, but I would be false to the memory of the brother who fell at Gettysburg, and to the memory of the many brave men who lie around us here if I did not protest at this the first, occasion I have had against the act. of the men who flaunt, tho flag of secession in the. face of the boys in blue, who fought so nobly for their country." A large, number of German veterans and others gathered at Prospect. Hill cemetery to do honor to their dead comrades. The oration was delivered in German by Editor Skutseh, of the Washington Journal, and after eulogizing the German soldiers he turned to the, consideration of the political questions and sail! iii part, “lf tin* German element of the country does not wish to expose itself to the well grounded charge that it places material success above all other aims and objects of human exislenco, then it will have to devote itself to political duties in the future in a greater degree than heretofore. In nine great, states of the union, no governor, no legislature. could be elected if they should be unfriendly toward the just, claims of the German clement, if it would but assert its inherent power and political strength. No man could be elevated to the office of president of the United States by one or the other of the two great parties who should bear upon bis brow Cain’s iqark of knownithingism. The principle im political equality upon which our equality is based places in the hands of every one the most powerful weapon of self defense, man’s ingenuity ever created—the elective franchise. Has the German element properly appreciated this weapon? We find the German element—one-seventh of the entire population of the union—neither represented in the supreme court, one-seventh by but a single voice. Among the hundreds representatives in congress hardly a fiftieth part speak the mother tongue. Can there be a valid reason in a system of ('quality, based upon the broadest foundation of numerical (‘quality, for such disproportionate representation of popular elements claiming common rights? Truly it were better for tho German (‘lenient, as well as for the fortunes of this nation would it but show less party and more independence in thought iii the political life so surrounding it. It would not then be placed in one part of the country, before the alternative of having boon compelled to employ, even in acquiring a rudimentary education. the English language in preference or to tin* exclusion of the language of their homes. It would not Im* asked in another part to accept and respect the laws which originated in narrow-minded fanatics—laws which, at best, are but ephemeral. It would not be asked to give its approval to the narrow restrictions of free human right of migration by erecting barriers against any nationality by means of unjust immigration laws furthered by an unworthy class spirit and nourished upon the breast of antiquated prejudices.’’ INGALLS SCORNS THE SOUTH. Washington — [Cries of * “ Shame, Shame.”] What wonder then if the dead should cry against this sacrilege? We are told that God alone knows which side was right. *    *    * Now the sun rises on no master and sets on no slave. The shame of the republic is washed out. Liberty is the law of the land and yet “God alone knows which was right.” If we are not right; if nationality is not better than secession then these ceremonies are without significance. The war for the union was the greatest crime of the century. This tendency of the south must be resented. This is a day of instruction. A duty we owe the future is that our relations to that great conflict be understood, and that our dead did not die in vain. It is not necessary to disparage the bravery of adversaries. Let them rear monuments to their dead and cherish their deeds; let them eulogize the lost cause; let them worship their leaders: let them carry their stars and bars. These are matters of taste which they must decide for themselves. There is no other country under the sun that would permit such transactions. They are our countrymen, united to us by a common heritage; they say, but when they assert that Lincoln and Davis; Grant and Lee; Logan and Jackson were equal, and that God alone knows which was right, it is sacrilage of the vilest type and needs rebuke.” (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. IN A MEMORY. THE DAY IN IOWA. Memorial Day Duly Observed at Washington, Iowa—The State Encampment. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Washington,, Iowa, May 30.—Memorial day was duly observed under the auspices of J. G. White, past G. A. R., assisted by the relief corps sons and daughters of veterans and various other organizations and citizens in general. The program consisted of a procession to the cemeteries where tin* graves of seventy-eight, soldiers were handsomely decorated with flowers and wreaths: return to the city where a tine address was delivered in Graham opera house by the Rev. Davidson, pastor of the First United Presbyterian church of this city. A large crowd of people were in the city, and the, excessive warm afternoon alone prevented the services of the day cxcol-ing any thing of the kind ever held in our city before. Great preparations are being made for the state encampment of the Sons of Veterans to lie held in this city the second week iii June. The boys will be handsomely treated by Belmont Cam p. The Day at Iowa City. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Iowa City, la., May 30.—Memorial day has been finely celebrated here. This morning the, committees having the matter iii charge went out to the graveyard and decorated the graves of the veterans. This afternoon the procession was quite large. It consisted of the local organizations of Grand Army of tho Republic, Women's Belief Corps, Sons and Daughters of Veterans, Ladies’ Grand Army of the Republic, civie societies, the state university battalion and firemen. The line of march extended through the principal streets to the park, when' appropriate addresses were delivered. In the evening there was a very large gathering at the opera house, the exercises there, being under the direction of the Zetogathian literary society of the state university. At Des Moines. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Dks Moines, May 30.—Decoration Day lien* was generally observed as a holiday. The parade this afternoon was one of the largest and best displays of the kind ever had in t his city, and was taken part in by the Iowa National Guards, G. A. R., Women's Relief Corps, Daughters and Sons of Veterans, many civic societies and other organizations, and was over a mile long. At the cemetery the services were very pretty. The day passed off without accident. Reports received here show the day to have been observed with more than ordinary interest throughout tin* state. At Vinton, Iowa. [Special to T ie Hawk-Eye.] Vin ion. May 30.—The day was appropriately commemorated here. The graves of all departed soldiers were this morning decorated iii both Evergreen aud Maple Wood cemeteries and the mass were addressed t His afternoon by Rev. Iv IL Aw in “Court Park.” At Keokuk. [Special to Tile Hawk-Eye.] IvKoKrk, la.. May 30.—Memorial Day was observed with impressive ceremonies at the National cemetary this afternoon, a great crowd being present. A long procession passed through the principle streets of tile city. It was composed of militia and civic bodies: THE DAY ELSWHERE. A Hot Day in Chicago. CHK ago. May 30.—Decoration Day was generally observed in this city. Business was suspended. This morning the Grand Army posts of the city gathered at tin* various cemeteries where the graves of soldiers were decorated. During the afternoon a procession several miles long, composed of local military bodies. Grand Army posts, Sons of Veterans and civic societies passed through the streets which wert trowded with people to look at it. The bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln park was nearly hidden under flowers and wreaths. This decoration was under the auspices of Lincoln Post G. A. R.. Interesting Addresses were made. The day was cx-essively hot for this season. The thermometer marking ninety-four degrees at two o’clock. A Brilliant Oration at Gettysburg Cemetery Yesterday. Gettysburg, Pa.. May 30.—From early morning the people of outlying villages and country have been coming into town and a large concourse is present. The feature of the days proceedings was the address by Senator Ingalls at the battlefield of Gettysburg. Senator Ingalls’ address was a brilliant one and punctuated with tremendous applause. In the course of it, referring to yesterday’s celebration at Richmond, he said, in part:    “I have no desire on this sacred occasion to revert to any subject that is inconsistent with tho solemnity of the hour, but unless the ideas for which our dead dic'd were right they dic'd in vain. But the only regret that seems to be' felt by our adversaries is that in the rebellion they failed to succeed. Robert E. Leo was undoubtedly one. of the greatest soldiers of the age. lofty of character, pure of life. For twenty-five years his sword had been under the flag of the republic. lie had been educated at her expense and taken an oath to support her constitution and her laws, but he violated his oath, put aside his sword and took the leader ship of the most causeless rebellion since the devil's battle against heaven and in the perjury and violation of faith and honor. Those who profess to have accepted the results of the war in good faith, selecting this occasion in all other anniversaries of the 365 days of the year with every augmentation of insolence, point to the south that this is an exam-. pie after which they should copy—a confederate flag is placed in the hand of The Garfield Monument * Dedicated at Cleveland. A Large Concourse of People Present—Ex-Gov. Coxe’s Address—The Washing, ton Memorial Arch at New York Dedicated. The Blue and Gray at Gibson, La. Gibson. La.. May 30.—A large excursion party arrived here this morning from the Blue and Gray reunion of Vicksburg. and we're received by the citizens en masse at the depot and greeted with salvos of artillery. The guests were escorted to the barbecue grounds where an address of welcome was made by the mayor. Colonel Martin then spoke of blending the blue and gray in uniform and spirit, and Colonel Grover replied on the part of the blue. Other speeches followed. Solemn Feelings at Johnstown. Johnstown, Pa.. May 30.—Business throughout the town is generally suspended. A solemn feeling prevails as the thoughts of the people involuntarily revert to Decoration Day a year ago. which was the last day upon earth for thousands of Johnstown people. The body of James Roscnsteel, who was one of the most prominent citizens in the place, and who was a victim of the flood, was found today.    _ At Kansas City. Kansas City, May 30.—Memorial Day was very generally observed in this city. This morning fitting ceremonies were conducted at the cemeteries under direction of the Grand Army of the Republic posts.    _ At Ruck Island National Cemetery. Da.VENihart, May 30.—Grand Army posts of Davenports, Rock Island and Molino united in a memorial exercises at the national cemetery at Rock Island to daw At San Francisco. San Francisco, May 30.—The day was generally observed here as a holiday, with a parade of national and state troops and Grand Army posts, and the usual exercises at the cemetery. Cleveland, O., May 30.—The Garfield memorial in Lake View cemetery was dedicated to-day with imposing ceremonies in the presence of many distinguished people from all over the country. The memorial is a colossal structure towering one hundred and sixty-five feet above the eminence in the cemetery which overlooks the city and the surrounding country, and was erected at a cost of §150.000. The exercises of the day began with a parade of military and civic societies, the procession forming in the center of the city and moving to the cemetery, a distance of five miles. The city was filled with strangers and thousands of people lined the streets through which the procession passed. The decorations along the line of march and all over the city were the finest ever seen here. The procession moved at one o’clock: in the first division were the society of the forty-second regiment of Ohio volunteers infantry (Garfield’s regiment), the grand army of the republic and sons of veterans. The second division consisted of militia organizations of Ohio and other states which were accompanied by Gov. Campbell, of Ohio and staff mounted. In the third division with the first Cleveland troop of cavalry and a detachment of marines and sailors from the United States steamer Michigan, as escort, were the president and vice-president, members of the cabinet, General Schofield, senators and representatives in congress, orators of the day and other distinguished guests in carriages. The nine other divisions consisted of civic and other societies and brought up with citizens on foot and in carriages. A vast concourse of people had preceded the procession to the cemetery, and when the exercises begun there were thousands congregated about the great stand on which were seated the distinguished guests. Ex-President Hayes, president of the memorial association, presided, and after “America” had    sung    by the chorus lie made a few opening remarks. At the conclusion of prayer by Bishop Leonard. ex-Governor Cox, of Cincinnati, delivered the oration of the day. In the course of his remarks in* said: “My fellow-citizens, we have come here to dedicate this memorial to one of our country’s worthiest dead. Our task is not the mournful one which filled the streets of our cities with funeral pageants nine years ago. Time heals all wounds and it is our privilege to think of the departed statesman who was once our friend and neighbor, as a character already historic. One analyzing his career with a quiet pulse not tortured by grief too poignant and recalling his great qualities and his big hearted human sympathies in reminiscences full of real, if sober pleasure, it is well that this memorial should be built here in the capital city of the “Western Reserve.” Himself a type of the western reserve boy, his marble effigy under this dome is a sort of apotheosis of western reserve manhood. It typifies the courage of the man and woman which planted the new homes where savages still roamed. The physical vigor of body and limb, tireless industry and thrift and soaring purporse and unfaltering will. Standing in the presence of the Garfield statue many a young soul is conscious x>f kinship in self-dependence, in longing for cultivation and for a noble career and possibly also incapacity and will, may form aspirations and purposes as noble as sculptured this form and as pure as the marble in which it is chiseled. It will be the rightful privilege of such a one to idealize the character which serves as his model and stimulates his ambitions. This structure and the statue it covers means that Garfield’s countrymen see in him and in what he did, so much that is worthy of imitation and worthily exhibits and interprets the critical period of our national life throughout which we have just passed, that they have wished to embody in imperishable stone the memory of it. They desire that it shall teach many generations to emulate good qualities which fitted him to lead in good directions and to seek that honor in good men’s memories which comes by subordinating selfishness to a common good. Mr. Cox then traced Garfield’s career from his birth to the tomb and closed with a brilliant peroration on the martyred president. The “Hallelujah Chorus” by Handel, was next sung, after which President Harrison, Vice President Morton, mein hers and ex-members of the cabinet, generals of the army, and the governor of Ohio were present. President liar rison then addressed the assemblage a:-follows: Mu. Chairman and Fellow* Citizens:    I thank you most sincerely for this cordial greeting, but I shall not be betrayed into a lengthy speech by it. The selection of this day for the exercises, a day consecrated to the memory of those who died that there might be one flag of honor and authority in this republic [Applause] is most fitting. That one flag encircles us with its folds to-day as the unrivaled object of our loyal love. [Applause.] Thismonu raont, so imposing and tasteful, fittingly tipefies the grand and symmetrical character of him in whose honor it has been builded. [Applause.] He was “the arduous greatness of things done." No friendly hands constructed and placed for his ambition the ladder upon which lie might climb. His own brave hands framed and nailed the cleats upon which he climbed to the height of his public usefulness and fame. [Applause.] He never ceassd to be a student and in structor. Turning from peaceful pursuits to the army service, he quickly mastered the tactics and strategy and in his brief army career taught some valuable lessons in military science. [Applause. Turning again from the field to the council of state, he stood among the greatest debaters that have ever made our national congress illustrious. What he might have boon or done as president of the United States is left chiefly to friendly augury based upon a career that had no incident of failure or inadequacy. [Applause.] The cruel circumstances attending his death had but one amelioration—that a space of life was given him to teach from his dying bed a great les son of peace and forbearance. [Applause.] His mortal part will find hon orable rest here, but the lessons of his life and death will continue to bo in struetive and inspiring incidents in American history. [Applause.] “O Weep for the Brave” was sung by the chorus. This was followed by brief ceremonies by the Knights Templars, after which the doxology was sung and the benediction pronounced. This closed the exorcises and the crowds returned to the city. President Harrison, General Sherman, ex-President Hayes, Vice President Morton. were applauded very frequently along the line of procession. The spectacle. barring Garfield’s funeral procession, was the most imposing ever seen in Cleveland. tis, orator of the day. spoke. In the course of his remarks he said:    “This    is a day of proud and tender memories, with malice towards none, with charity for all. It commemorates the triumph off American patriotism and the assured antagony of the American union. Its associations blend naturally with those of the revolution and of the inauguration of the national government. The garlanded graves of the boys in blue recall the memory of the old continentals. What day in the year could be more fitting than the day consecrated by such memories on which to lay the cornerstone of a monument which shall recall alike the beginning of the union and the glory of its greatest citizen. Never before could this duty have been performed with greater joy and gratitude because now the national union, the great result of the revolution and of the devotion of Washington, has been tried by fire and its dross burned aw*ay.” The corner stone was laid by Grand Master John W. Vrooman of the Masons of New York state. A PKK TO DEATH. A Passenger Train Runs Through an Open Draw Bridge. PHOON’S SUEN LEE. The Sad Story of an Fnfortnnate Chinese Maiden. New York, May 30.—Lee Khi. a Chinaman, was yesterday held in 82,500 bail in the Tombs police court on the charge Of buying Suen Lee. a nineteen-year-old Chinese girl, and keeping her for immoral purposes. The girl was born in Amoy, and came to San Francisco about five years ago and was employed as handmaid to the wife of a rich Chinese merchant there. She met a Chinese gambler named Ah Phoon while there and fell in love with him. They had several meetings, which caused a scandal, and the girl was dismissed from her place. She was taken in charge by a Chinese mission in San Francisco, where she remained some time. Ah Phoon tried to induce her to leave, but she refused. Ah Phoon then told the superintendent of the mission he wanted to marry the girl. She then left there, and that was the last heard of them in San Francisco. Phoon brought the girl to No. ll Mott street, New York, where they lived some time. Finally Phoon lost something like 818.000 in gambling and sold her to Lee Khi for 8600. Khi kept her on the top floor of No. 11 Mott street, and compelled her to meet Chinamen there, and when she refused she was starved into submission. She w*as found at No. ll Mott street by Samuel Landon, a newspaper reporter, who asked for the arrest of Lee Khi. When brought face to face with Lee Khi in the police court the girl ran behind the justice for protection and did not become calm until he.was taken from the room. He will have an examination. THE~DEAD DISTURBED. Twenty-five Passengers or More Perish— A List of the Dead—Heartrending Scenes at the Morgue—The Day's Casualties. Painful Accident to a Detroit Funeral Cortege. Detroit, May 30.—A peculiar accident happened at the Baker-streef, railroad bridge Thursday afternoon. The approach to the bridge is a very steep grade, and a horse railway runs over it. The funeral cortege of Mrs. Mary Mc-Clennan was crossing the car tracks at the foot of the decline, when a ear came thundering down. The driver yelled for the hearse to hurry, but before the hearse driver could carry out the command the street-car, hearse, horses, the two drivers and the remains of Mrs. McClennan were mixed up in hopeless confusion. The hearse was overturned and smashed into kindling wood by the force of the blow. The roof and the guard of the street-car were smashed, and all four horses badly injured. Charles Newsmans, driver of the hearse, received a broken shoulder and bad internal injuries. The casket containing the remains was thrown twenty feet and smashed open by the fall. The street car driver escaped with a few slight bruises. None of the street car passengers were hurt, but the mourners forgot their grief in their anger at the car driver. A new hearse had to be ordered, but the coffin was fixed up sufficiently to proceed. EMMET’S WIFE GRANTED A DIVORCE. front seat as we ap-it. seemed was open inevitable. No Opposition to the Proceedings Made by the Actor. Albany, N. Y., May 30.—Elizabeth Webber Emmet has been awarded a decree of absolute divorce from Joseph K. Emmet. Emmet made no opposition to the proceedings. At the beginning of the suit it was said that Emmet had agreed to offer no objection and was to present his wife with the villa and 8100,000. In view of the story that she intends to enter a convent, the unusually generous intentions of Emmet may not be carried into effect. Mrs. Emmet was received into the Roman Catholic church recently. Mr. and Mrs. Emmet were married iii St. Louis, in 1864. At Cincinnati. Cincinnati. May 30.—Memorial Day was observed here in the usual way. Business was generally suspended. The Day in Dallas City. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Dallas City, 111., May 30.—Memorial Day was duly observed here to-day. Mr. Waterman being the orator. A large number of people were in attendance. Conspirators Sentenced. Sofia, May 30.—The trial of the ten conspirators against the government of Bulgaria ended to-day, four of them being found guilty. Major Panitiza was sentenced to death, Captain Kalobkoff. of the Russian army, sentenced to nine years imprisonment, and Major Amandoff and Major Rizoff each sentenced to imprisonment for six years. The other six were acquitted. To Nervous, Debilitated Men. If j'ou will send in your address, we will mail you our illustrated pamphlet, explaining all about Dr. Dye’s Celebrated Electro-Voltaic Belt and Appliances, and their charming effects upon the nervous debilitated system, and how they will quickly restore you to vigor and manhood. Pamphlet free. If you are thus afflicted, we will send you a Belt and Ap pliances on a trial. Voltaic Belt Co.. Marshall, Mich The Scotch-Irish Congress. Pittsburg, May 30.—Far more people attended the session of the Scotch-Irish congress this morning than yesterday. After several interesting addresses a recess was taken until this evening. At the meeting of the committee of the whole, held later, officers were elected. Robert Bonner, of New York, was reelected president. 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. An Old Resident Dead. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Dallas City. May 30.—O. E. Richart. an old citizen of our place, died on the 28th inst, and was buried to-day by Allen Post No. 621, G. A. R.. of which he was an honored member. -3-- Free samples of Dr. Miles’ Restorative Nervine at J. H. Witte's drug store. Cures Headache, Nervousness. Sleeplessness. Neuralgia, Fits, etc. San Francisco. May 30.—One of the most horrible railway accidents ever known in California occurred at 1:40 o'clock this afternoon, when the local train connecting at Oakland with the ferryboats from San Francisco ran through an open draw-bridge over San Antonio creek, at Webster street. Oakland. A yacht had just passed through the draw when the train appeared going in the direction of Alameda. The drawbridge keeper endeavored to close the bridge but was too late and the engine with the tender and first car, which was filled with passengers, plunged in. En-ginner Dunn and Fireman O’Brien went down with the engine. Dunn, when he saw that the bridge did not close, reversed the lever but the momentum of the engine was too great to be stopped in time. The weight of the engine and the first car broke the couplings and left the other two cars of the train standing on the track. The second car ran about a third of the way across the bridge but stopped, but the jar was sufficient to break open the front of the car and many of the passengers were thrown into the water. The first car which had fallen with the engine to the bottom of the muddy Estuary soon rose and such of the passengers as had escaped therefrom were picked up by yachts and small boats which gathered at the scene. The trainmen and the rest of the passengers lent aid to the work of rescue, and when the wrecking train arrived from Oakland the car was drawn into shallow water and small boats began dragging the creek for bodies. The train was in charge of Conductor Reerath, who stated that probably twenty-five persons had met their death. The top of tile passenger coach was cut open as soon as it was raised above the water and Hie work of removing the bodies commenced, thirteen being taken out in quick succession. At the morgue the bodies were laid out as soon as received to await identification, and heartrending scenes were witnessed as friends came forward to claim their dead. The list of identified is as follows: Martin Kelley, Oakland: A. ll. Austin, San Francisco: Miss Austin: Mrs. Bryan O'Connor. San Francisco; J. B. Irwin, Oakland; F. R. Robinson, San Francisco; Lugi Halest, San Francisco: Captain John Dwyer, Sacramento: Mr. Williams, San Francisco: the two Misses Keenan, San Francisco: a Japanese boy, supposed to be ll. Walert, San Francisco. The engineer and fireman both escaped. The experience of the passengers in the first coach as related by those who fortunately escaped is horrifying in the extreme. F. F. Finley, of San Francisco, said:    “I    was    on    the facing the engine. .lust proached the draw bridge to me that, the draw and a fearful accident was Just then a man jumped from the engine into the water and then came a crash. A horrible crushing of timber and snapping of heavy ironwork followed and at once consternation prevailed in the car. The next thing I knew the ear was in the water and I found myself blindly grasping for Hie door, which I fortunately reached when that end of the car rose out of the water and quite a number of people escaped in this manner, principally women and children. The car was about two-thirds full when we left the wharf and I should judge there were at least twenty-five to thirty people in it. There was a fearful outcry when the car began to fill, but this was almost immediately hushed in one long, final wail of despair.” George Hawley, of Oakland, said there were about forty people, including children, in the car. Conductor Rerath said tile first car was a combination. When the disaster occurred he was iii the rear car and had as much as he could do for a few moments to attend to the passengers in that car. some of whom were in a state of frenzy. He then went forward and looked down on the scene of death. He noticed at least half a dozen men swim out but not any women or children. He is not sure about the number of people in the coach. James Dunlap, the bridge tender, had nothing to say further than that he had opened the bridge for a yacht and was just closing it when the train came along. Several of the passengers who went down, but were rescued, sustained painful injuries. The frame of the car has been raised and the bed of the creek thoroughly explored and it is believed there are no more bodies in the wreck. Conservative estimates this evening place the number of people in the car at about thirty, and it is believed the thirteen bodies recovered comprise the list of dead. Thousands of people flocked to tht scene of disaster and the streets leading to the bridge were crowded with hurrying men, women and children. The wildest rumors of the extent of the loss of life were circulated and many people went across from San Francisco to look for friends. When the news of the disaster reached Mountain View cemetery, where hundreds of people from Oakland were decorating the graves, a panic was created and men. women and children rushed into town, leaving all their Horal tributes behind them. The engineer aud fireman disappeared right after the accident and have not yet been found, so their version of the accident is not obtainable. The bridge tender tonight maintains he had the red danger flag up. The trains approach the bridge around a curve and it is possible that the engineer didn't seethe flag. surrounded the house and were making their way into the door. Davis resorted to his ax, and began to defend himself from the onslaughts of the mob. Davis says he is continent he killed one of the white men by splitting his head with the ax. and that he seriously wounded two other. Daylight showed that a bloody battle had been fought. Blood stains were found and trails of blood were seen leading along the road in two directions from the house. Davis was gound in the fields near by. where he had been left for dead. He was shot in the back by one of the mob who, he says chased him and shot him as he ran. The physicians s^y he cannot recover. It is said that some of the parties of the mob are known, and that they will be punished for their unlawful attack upon Davis. IN A The New Exposition Hall at Ft. Worth Texas Burned. Wild Rumors as to the Extent of the Disaster—A Big Ball Was in Progress When the Alarm Was Sounded I—Terrible Scenes. Happy h Bis Books. On almost any rainy day a shabbily dressed Irishman may be seen in the public library intently reading the “heavy” magazines—The Political Science Quarterly, North American Review, and the like. Pat’s fingers are stubby and hard; his limbs are sturdy and his shoulders broad. He is a common laborer, and says that his wages are $1.75 per day. I ventured one day to accost him, and was pleasantly greeted in the richest o! brogues, and the acquaintance soon became something like intimacy. This laborer can think clearly and consecutively. He is a bachelor and a man of letters. He says that his daily wages suffice to supply all his wants, and that “his joy of life is to find out things from books.” He is always delighted when a heavy, steady rain sets in. for that gives him leave to take a whole day at his favorite employment. “What use do you make of your reading? I should suppose that a man of your intelligence and learning could find something j better to do than shoveling dirt or laying , granite pavement.” “Oh, yis! Oi cud do that, but thin me wages are big enough: a mon who gets his moind pestered wid min’ to get rich can’t kape his thoughts on his studies. Sure an’ Oi have all that heart cud desire, barrin’ a wife. IiOok at me healthy hotly. Did yez ever see a graduate of Trinity college, Dublin, who was a better animal than Oi? It's Emerson who first said that ‘man's first duty was to be a good animal,’ and Oi think Oi have filled the bill. Where's the professor who can study ten hours on a stretch? Oi can do that.”—St. Louis Re public. Tile Right Kind of a Coachman. “A woman’s idea of a coachman,” said a Beaver street merchant, “is more or less amusing tome. Her notion of the man’s fitness never goes further than the fit of his coat. My wife aud daughters devote more study to the looks of the coachman than I do to my business. Their idea of a perfect driver is a slim, square shouldered, narrow waisted, fresh cheeked young man, who sits very rigidly on the box and holds the reinsup under his chin. This is the type of coachman that is always overfeeding the horses, forgets to oil the wagons, keeps the stable dirty and allows the stock to deteriorate with gradual but fatal certainty. I have seven horses in my stable and I have bred five of them myself. “A man grows to feel a very deep affect ion for horses which he has raised from their birthland it troubles him as much if the horses are maltreated as it does if his children are in the hands of a brutal or care- ' less physician. I’ve got a humpbacked ; coachman with a square iron jaw and a big nose. I have had him for twelve years, I and shall keep him until he dies. He does j not look exactly like Berry Wall on the box of the victoria, but he understands every point a flout a horse perfectly, is rigidly honest, and if a horse falls sick he nurses it with the tenderness of a child. He is so careful and patient with the horses that their dispositions are lier feet. They are not petted one day and thrashed the next, and hence they arc never in fear and nervous, as high strung horses are sure to be in the hands of an unskillful keeper.”— New York World. Ft. Worth. May 30.—The Texas spring palace was destroyed by tire tonight and one life was lost and many persons injured. The loss is estimated at 81.000.000. The exhibition was to have closed Sunday night and a grand ball was in progress to-night with several thousand persons present when the cry of tire was first heard. A terrible panic ensued. The wildest rumors as to the loss of life is circulated, some saying twenty-five persons have perished, while many thought none were burned. Several persons were seriously injured by being trampled or seared. CONFLAGRATIONS. A Destructive Fire at Iowa City. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Iowa City. May 30.—A very destructive tire occurred here early this morning. About two o’clock the alarm was sounded and the foundry and machine shop of Smiley A Pettus was found to be in flames. The tire had gotten so much headway that it was impossible to do anything with it. so the building burned almost to the ground. The loss on the buildings does not amount to much, for they were old wooden structures, thoroughly saturated with oil from long use. but all the machinery is a total loss. It is estimated the loss will bv 85.000, with 82,500 insurance. long as he behaves himself and gives trouble to no one. Two or three years ego he entered suit against the United States government in the sum of about $5,000,000, making Grover Cleveland. Governor Larrabee, Walter I. Hayes. Judge Branan and Waterman and others codefendants with the government. Recently he entered suit for visionary causes against other parties, and this with pecularities caused the action taken yesterday. W. C. T. U. A Big; Fire at Weiser. Idaho. W Ki>KR. Idaho. May 30.—The business portion of this place was burned t night, the loss is 8125.000. la A Boy Barns Three Barns. Carroll. May 30. Three barns in the southeast part of tin* town were burned yesterday afternoon. A little son of John Johnson set the tire iii play. The wind was very high and tin* buildings soon were wrapped in flames. The boy is badly burned about the head. A IK cloud night, swept tin* water drowned. A Great Cloud Burst. \ i»I \. \\ is.. May 30.—Tho greatest burst over known occurred last Three mill dams then* completely away. The city is flooded, but is falling. One |M*rson was CLAIMS THE RIGHT TO SELL LIQUOR A Case l»e- I nder the Original Package cision Being Contested. Uhs Moinks, May 30.—Before Judge Marcus Kavanagh the ease of tin* State vs. Terry Chambers was argued. The case involves an interpretation of the United States supreme court original package decision. Chambers claims under this decision the right to sell liquor in packages to suit the purchaser regardless of the form in which it was shipped. He claims the right, for example. to import a keg of whisky and draw it into various sized bottles as called for. Judge Kavanagh will furnish an opinion early next. week. .line cl graal t: merge UU    v here afraid of Ithat which I handicaps. ( buries Kl as mastered when at its ; lowed a heavy handiea] All Girls Should Row. Young women should conquer the timidity that they feel tho moment they set foot in a rowboat. A young man of the right sort has no patience with the want of confidence women have in themselves and in j his care for them. Bear in mind courage j is a quality not to be despised, and can Dc I worn becomingly by any girl. It will come I to you, and perchance lids, as it does to all women in some time of great emergency and yet you are an Ida Lewis ha worst, and which, if once understood, would give you pleasure and greater bodily strength Some good oarsman will show you how to sit in a lx>at and how to row with one oar and then with two. He will teach you the strokes and other matters necessary to be acquired. Enjoy your rowing as you would your bath or your breakfast, because it is good for the body, and helps, as does all physical exercise, to prolong life. Swimming girls take to even better than boys, and are much more graceful, and every girl should, i*f possible, understand this most useful of pastimes.—Ellen Le Garde in Ladies' Home Journal. Ail Immense Cracker Trust Minneapolis. May 30.—The Journal prints this afternoon tin* particulars of a big cracker trust with a capital of 810,- 000,OC  ’ '    ’    _-’y every prom- nent craeker-makor in tin* country. There has been a pool in operation for some time, but this lias proved quite unsatisfactory and the trust is the result. It is to conduct the entire business of the various concerns, trust, stock to the amount of 810,000,000 being issued in return for the transferring of tin* individual properties. The Journal says Annual Meeting of the lies Moines County Convention. The annual convention of the lies Moines County Woman's Christian Temperance Union was held at the pleasant rooms of the Y. AL C. A.. Wednesday. May 28. The morning session was opened with devotions led by Mrs. AL E. Heiger, president of the Mediapolis union. The county president, Mrs. AI. Ii. Phillips, then gave a recital of her year’s work. The secretary gave a report from four of the five unions in the county. Nearly 81i>o had been raised for the various lines of work, and hundreds of pages of temperance literature distributed. Eighty-two children are enrolled in the Bands of Hope and Loyal Temperance Legions. The forenoon was devoted to hearing reports from the county superintendents. Miss A. E. McMaken wrote that twelve years ago but one church in tho county used unfermented w ine. now nearly all use it. Report of scientific temperance was heard and discussed. A feeling was manifested that this branch should be more faithfully taught in the schools and the unions were urged to see that only neb physiologies as an' indorsed by the national superintendent be used. Six series now published meet the requirements of the W. C. T. U. regarding scientific temperance. The convention showed mon' than or-inary interest in the report on White 'toss and White Shield. Speakers dis-ussed tin' temptation of school children. lid a committee was appointed to premia* a circular letter on this subject, to send to each teacher in the county; committee consisting of Mrs. W. 'I'. Cowles, Mrs. I). A. Greennian and Airs. C. A. lunham. Tin* work of tin* superintendent for tencdict I ionic. Mrs. Boyce, was reported md showed contributions from Mediap-is. Middletown. Burlington and Danville. The interest iii tin* department of franchise was not abated, when its iiperiutendcnt Mrs. Dunham made her report, and stated tin* fact that mothers lave a legal right to their own children ii but four of these United States, viz.. Kansas. Nebraska. New Jersey and Iowa. An account of tin* forcible taking of a child from its mother, who supported t. in San Francisco, was also read, convincing those who were present women who still claim that they ‘all the rights they want,” are gnorant of their legal disadvantage. The reports from several unions were ‘specially good. Mediapolis having 'uperintendentsof ten different lines of work. A box of clothing and eatables, valued at forty dollars, sent to the Bone-liet home. Petitions relating to various departments have been circulated bv unions in Burlington, Danville, Middletown and Mediapolis. In the afternoon, the convention listened to a recital ion by Gram' Heizer. a reading by Miss (’rawford anda paper on tin* Vs by Miss Nellie Welch. Mrs. Cowles gave some helpful t houghts on Sunday school temperance work, and Mrs Montfort offered suggestions in regard to sending flowers for the prisoners at Ft. Madison. The county officers were re-elected and but few changes were made in electing county superintendents. the final paper and delivered. have just been signed a road Miehi Bicycle Racing iii Chicago Chicago. Alay 30.—There was race from Yan Buren street and gau avenue to Pullman, fifteen miles, by the bicycle riders of Chicago to-dav. Seventy-five men started. A. E. Lums-den, of the Chicago Cycling club, was tin scratch man, andVithers were allowed Knizly, w ho was al-was first in covering the distance in I hour, 26 minute and I second. Lumsden won the quick time prize, covering tin* distance Iii I minutes and 38 seconds. Some other remarkably good time was made. Then were a number of prizes distributed. Good Cause for Astonishment. Newspaper men and others accustomed to getting home between 3 and 4 o’clock iD the morning are often amused by the undisguised and genuine astonishment which comes over people not accustomed to be out after midnight when, having overstepped the mark on some particularly festive occasion, they are hailed as they are Vinton High School Commencement [Special to The Hawk-Eye.J Vinton.la..Alay 30.—The Vinton high school graduating exercises were held yesterday, and last evening listened to a very able address by Prof.Gist.of Alarion Next Monday begins the closing exer cises of the year at the College for the Blind. Review and examination contin lies throughout the entire week and up to the lith. closing with the annual con cert in th(* college chapel. The school has had an eminently successful year un der the able direction of tin* principal Prof. T. F. McCune. Hindman Rescues HI* Son. Phobia, May*30.—At midnight night Edward^* pel man went to the donee of tin* police magistrate arid THE BRIGHTER SIDE. getting home to bed by the small boy with ( niched bonds for his -ion. John Spel his morning papers for sale. They have been persuading themselves that there was still time for a sleep before business hours, but this seems as if business bari already begun and as if rivals who went to bed early must be getting ahead. But if they see in the paper a full account of the very ball or dinner which they have just left they are generally filled with astonishment at the marvelous energy, enterprise and skill required to gather the news, write it up, set it in type, stereotype it. print it, fold it, cut it and deliver it, while the flavor of the dinner was still in their mouths and the music of the orchestra still in their ears.—New York Tribune. that have only HIW TORTS AROS. The Corner Stone of the Washington Memorial Laid Yesterday. New York, May 30.—This morning at ten o’clock the corner stone of the Wash ington memorial arch was laid with imposing ceremonies. . The music was a special feature and was rendered by a choir of two hundred voices. The exercises were opened with prayer by Bishop Potter, after which George William Cur- The bee has managed somehow to get credit for industry, but it’* a regular humbug. The Philadelphia Time* describes a bank as “an institution into which yon put confidence and money and draw out your confidence " “I’m the biggest strawberry of them all,” saps John L. “So you are," answers an admirer, “for you certainly are at the top of the box." The rich and marriageable heiresses of this country need a title insurance company to guarantee the titles of impecunious foreigners who put themselves on the American market. Howard laments in the New York Press that there is no municipal dignity in Gotham. “Municipal dignity,” indeed! Where does it exist, anyhow, unless in a Brookline town meeting?—Bos- America Gets the Tennis Championship, j tf,n Ben***71- Dublin,    May    30.—The    final    sets    on    j Almost any kind of cake that his young the court tennis match between    Thomas    1 w5fe mak^s is angel cake when a fellow is first married; and after all the casual, Pettit, of Boston, and Charles Saunders. of England, was played here to-day, and the match was won by Pettit. Ile was thereupon declared the champion of the world. _ Hosford'# Acid Phosphate, A Nerve-Food and Tonic. The most effective yet discovered. Injured in a Rollaway. Iowa City, May 30.—The horse of Will James ran away last night throwing out Mr. and Mrs. James and iniuring them very seriously. unprejudiced stranger can't see much difference between the various brands.— Somerville Journal. Fits, spasms, St. Vitus dance, nervousness and hysteria are soon cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Free samples at J. H. Witte’s drug store. For beam of the com there is n< for comfort, for improvement exion. use only Poazoms Powder. ting equal to it. In singing love songs to piano accompaniment It woald seem the soft pedal ought to be used almost exclusively. A Battle With WThite Cap*. Augusta, Ga.. May 30.—A small band of disguised white men went to the house of Bently Davis, colored, at Spring Place on Tuesday night for the purpose, it is supposed, of whipping Davis’ daughter, who a few days ago had a difficulty with a white girl- At the first alarm Davis fired two shots from a shot gun and then emptied a revolver into the crowd. By this time the men Honest. “He is actually so honest that he ought I to be put in solitary confinement!” said an J exasperated man of a neighbor who was J always telling him unpalatable truths. The offender was guiltless cf a desire to offend; he simply could not refrain from speaking what was in his mind. There are sentimental occasions when most of us actually do prefer an embroidered state ment to literal fact. “Shouldn't you know a lock of my hair anywhere, John?" queried an affectionate young wife, whose tresses were her husband’* pride. “I think I should," he returned, cautiously, and she broke into a cry of real dismay: “Oh, don’t say that! Say you know you should!” But John was not to tie persuaded. He merely thought so, and that only would he assert.—Youth's Companion. Lord Bute's mansion, called Mont-stuart,” near Rothesay, is the largest and costliest private palace in the world. It is In Gothic style and covers nearly two acres. The halls are of marble and alabaster and the rooms are finished in mahogany, rosewood and walnut, with carved marble fireplaces. The cost of the mansion was about 19,060,000. las resi fur man under arrest for burglary. He then pro ceeded to the jail, secured the release of tin* prisoner, took him in a buggy arid drove away. Their present whereabout is unknown.    _ (‘inniiiis*ioner* Arrested. Aberdeen. S. I).. May 30.—County Commissioners Merriam and Jones, of Edmunds county, were arrested yesterday charged with taking illegal fees. It is said they made a good thing from the distribution of supplies for sufferers by the crop failure in Edmunds county. Davenport will Grow. Davenport. Iowa, May 30.—The question of annexing three and one-half square miles of territory to the Davenport city limits, was carried to-day. Kossuth Academy Commencemen . The annual commencement of the Kossuth Academy will occur Friday evening June 6. in the Presbyterian church at Kossuth. Iowa. The address to the class will b<* delivered by Rev. A. C. Smith. D. I)., president of Parsons College, of which the academy is the preparatory department. This will end another successful year for that school, and the* patron- will have every reason to feel proud of the success of the school, and satisfied with the work accomplished during the pa*t year. The following is the PROGRAM: Essay—Life’s Anthems.........Florence Miner E«»y—The Crusades..............Lynn    Braden Eseav— How Horatio* Saved the Bridge .......................Rose Ii ii kl ll Easy—'The Dead...................Frank    Eland Essay—-Success...................Katie    Jamison Essay—Door*..................Anna    Messenger Essay—'Thinkers..................Robert    Miner Address to the Has*.. -; -... -...    . Rev. Ambrose C. 8rnith. D. IL. President Par4*rn’ College. _ HAWKEYE GLANCES. Mayor Job Male, of Plainfield, N. J., who is 80 years old, has an umbrella that be has carried for thirty-five years. It has been recovered four times, though never lost or mislaid once. His Figure. A German dealer in rare old violins, who i out of business, says that the man i over $10 for any sort of violin gets We had put the figure at fifty cents, it the true value, aLso. of the in this country - Eloped Leaving Debt-.—James Hatter, of Peterson. Clay county, eloped the ocher day with a Mrs. Baker, the wife of a neighbor. leaving debt*** to the amount of 8500. She Was Murdered.—The coroner s jury in the inquest over the body of Mrs. Sundberg who wa® beaten to death by her husband the other day at Ottumwa, found a verdict of murder and ordered her husband held, Hakmessi.y Insane^—Davenport Democrat:    “filles Otis Pierce was before the insane commissioners yesterday afternoon and was adjudged insane but harmless and allowed to retain his freedom as Tile United State# Mottoes. From tin* Journal of Education; Colorado—Nil situ* Niunino, “Nothing without (iod.” Iowa—“Our liberties we praise, our rights we will maintain.” Connecticut -Qui transtulit, Niistiuet, “He who brought us over sustains us." Missouri Sa lits populi siiprema lex es to, “Let tic* welfare of tin* people la* the supreme law." Minnesota—L’Etoile du Nord. “The star of the North.” United States E Pluribus Unum, “One out of many." Kansas—Ad astra per aspera. “To the stars through difficulties.” Kentucky —“United we stand, divided we fall.” Wisconsin—Civilitas successit barbarian, “The civilized man succeeds the barbarous.'" Louisana—“Union and Confidence." Pennsylvania—“Virtue. Liberty and Independence." Rhode Island—“Hope.” Arkansas—Regnant populi. “The |>eople rule." Massachusetts—Ens** petit plaeidam sub liberate quietum, “By the sword she seeks placid rest in liberty,” or “Conquers a place.” West Virginia—Montani semper liber!, “Mountaineers are always free.” California Eureka. “I have found it." and Alabama, no motto. Michigan—Tuebor. and Siquaeris pen-insulam amoenam eireumspice, -‘I will defend." “If you seek a pleasant pen-insula. look around you." Ohio—Imperium in imperio, “An empire in an empire." Oregon—Alls volat propriis. “She ti ie- with her own wings." and Mississippi, no motto. South Carolina Animisopibusque parity “Ready in will and deed." Tennessee—“Agriculture. Commerce.” Texas. no motto. Vermont—“Freedom and Unity." Virginia—Sic semper tyrannic “So always with tyrants." Nebraska—“Equality before the law." New Hampshire, no motto. New Jersey —“Liberty and independence.” New York—Excelsior. “Higher." North Carolina. no motto. Nevada—Volens et po-tens. “Willing and able." Delaware—“Liberty and independence.” Florida—“In God we trust." Georgia—"Wisdom, Justice and Moderation.” Illinois—"State Sovereignty, National Union. Indiana, no motto. Maine—Dirigo. I direct." Maryland— Crescite et multiplicamini. “Increase and multiply."_ uat* Hoff ma n’n Harmless the morning. At Geo. Henry's.   _ Chine*** Hymn*. The Pilgrim Congregational church iii New York City celebrated its twenty-eighth anniversary last Sunday, and a special feature of the occasion was the singing of the familiar hymn, “The Morning Light is Breaking." in Chinese. The words of the Chinese translation were taken down phonetically by a stenographer. printed and distributed through tile congregation. Here is the first verse in English and Chinese: Ttie morning light is breaking. Tile darkness disappears; The sons of earth are waking To penitential tears; Each breeze that sweeps the ocean Brings tidings from afar Of nations in commotion. Prepared for Zion’s war. Ting shun jee wong gum gow sing. Hock dom awn awm say met. Shoy shavung zui rnun gum sum sing. Hong fui shaw fon /.iii sit. Hoy ngoy lui toy jee fung shing. Noy die ngah yum but j ut. Choon bow inun sum gee jin hiag. Yea bee ngaw jee die j-ut. Hibbhard’s “Herb Extract” curt* scrofula and Wood diseases. See “A Wonderful! Cure. Stanley Entertained. London. May 30.—The American colony entertained Stanley at a banquet tonight. Speeches were made by United States Consul New, Sir Charles Tupper, Stanley, and others. Use Hibbard’s “Herb Extractor the blood Asa pick-me-up Headache Powders in ;

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