Burlington Hawk Eye, June 5, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - June 5, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.) BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 5, 1890- (PRICE: lo CENTS PER WEEK. McKINLEY'S SUBSTITUTE. He Comes Forward With a Compromise Proposition. Some Earnest Arguments Made on the Subject in the Republican Caucus— The Senate and House Sessions—Washington News. Washington, June 4.—The republican representatives went into caucus immediately upon the adjournment of the house this afternoon to consider the silver question. It had been announced in advance by the leaders that the real purpose was a conference, rather than a formal caucus, it was suggested there was no definite proposition before the caucus, so Representative Buchanan submitted a motion that the caucus bill as it stood should fie, re-endorsed. Much talk followed and developed a diversity of views. Representative Walker submitted a proposition which in effect proposed the reference of the bill back to the former caucus committee, with instructions to report the hill, which will place gold and silver on a par by allowing the issue of certificates to an unlimited extent on deposits of either metal at the market value. Representative Dorsey, of Nebraska, submitted as a substituted for the. caucus bill, a draft of a bill which he proposed to introduce in the house. It, provides thai any holder of American silver may deposit it in the treasury and receive full legal tender certificates on a basis of t he market price of silver; that sufficient bullion be coined to meet the need of redemption, and that the national bank note, redemption fund shall be covered into the treasury. Representative, Perkins attacked the monometal isis in a vigorous speech and noted his objections to the bullion redemption nature of the caucus bill. Finally McKinley came to the front with a compromise proposition. Ile proposed that the treasurer shall purchase four and one-half million dollars worth of American silver each month; that certificates in payment thereof shall be full legal tender quality, redeemable, iii lawful money, and the silver bullion may he coined to meet the demand for redemption. His proposition also contained Hie national bank redemption fund feature of the Horsey hill and also a provision I ha t, when gold and silver reach par there shall lie free coinage!. It omits the bullion redemption provision of the caucus hill, and was, therefore, immediately assailed by several members on that, account,. A vote was taken, resulting in its insertion in the! McKinley substitute. When the1 eaueuis adjourned thoro was a good deal of confusion in tin* minds e»f members as to whether e»r not the*y we're hound to support the caucus proposition. The- e*oinmittee em rule's will decide; whe*n the- hill is te> be- bremght, up in tlie* house. THE SENATE. The Fortification Rill Passed—Other Proceedings, Washington, June 4.—Iii the senate a resolution was agreed to for an inquiry into the management ed' the; fish commissioners’ bill. The presiding officer announced as the select committf'c on the bill fern the establishment of a University of tin' United States:    Edwards,    Sherman. In galls, Blair, Dolph, Butler, Harris. Gibson and Barbour. The fortification bill was then taken up, th«> pending question being on striking out two items for the Watervliet, New York, arseiud (.8248743 for the erection of a south wing and 8780,000 for machinery for twelve-inch guns) and inserting, in lieu of them, the following: “For boring and turning lathes, rilling machine. ami eighty-ton traveling crane, fully ('quipped for the manufacture of twelve-inch guns at Watervliet arsenal. New York, $2s5,-000." After discussion the amendment was agreed to. All amendments recommended by the committee on appropriations were agreed to, and the bill reported to tho senate. There was a separate vote taken on the amendment increasing the appropriation for rilled sea coast mortars from 8250,OOO to 8400,-ooo. The amendment was agreed to. All other amendments were agreed to and the hill passed. 'I'lu'concurrent resolution of the house authorizing the enrolling clerk to insert in tin' administrative bill certain provisions agreed to by tin' conference committee. hut omitted by error in the enrolled bill, was presented, explained by Allison ami agreed to. (Iii tin* ease of reference to duties on imported goods saved from w recked vessels.) A communication from tilt* secretary of the interior in reply to Stewart's resolution as to the diversion of funds for irrigat ion to topographical survey s. denying then* was any such diversion, was presented, read ami ordered printed and referred to the committee on irrigation. Mr. Fi ve offered a joint resolution authorizing I in* president to form alliances with foreign countries for the suppression of the liquor traffic: referred to the committee on foreign relations. Adjourned. THE HOUSE. McRiittu'. Fleeted from Alabama, Takes His Seat. Washington, June 4. — In the house tile conference report on the army appropriation bill was presented. After souk' debate ox it the canteen clause the report was agreed to. The disagreement of the conference committee on the senate dependent pension bill was reported. The house insisted on its amendments (providing for a service pension) and a further hearing was ordered. The house then entered into the discussion of the Alabama contested election ease of McDuffie vs. Turpin. The minority resolution declaring Turpin elected was rejected—yeas 114. nays 130. The roll was then called on the majority resolution, seating McDuffie, and it was agreed to— yeas 130, nays 113. McDuffie then appeared at the bar of tin' house and took the oath of office. Adjourned. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. The Republican Executive Committee. Washington. June 4.—The following are the members of the executive committee of the republican congressional campaign committee: James G. Belden. New York, chairman: Pbiletus Sawyer, Wisconsin:    Francis    B:    Stockbridge, Michigan: Joseph IL Walker, Massachusetts; Henry H. Bingham, Pennsylvania; Leonidas C. Houck, Tennessee; Louis F. MeComas. Maryland; Albert C. Thompson. Ohio: Hosta Townsend. Colorado; Mark ll. Bunnell. Minnesota: William Vandevcr, California: Schuyler S. Olds was elected secretary. A Favorable Report Ordered. Washington, June 4.—The house committee on public lands to-day ordered a favorable report on the bill repealing the pre-emption law reducing tho price of all agricultural public land to $1.25 per acre aud providing for a uniform method of making selections of school indemnity lands in public land states.    _ Protest Against the McKinley Bill. Washington, May 4.—A delegation of about one hundred importers from New York city appeared to-day before the senate committee on finance to protest against the passage of the McKinley bill The Army Appropriation Bill. Washington, June 4.—In the house the conference report on the army appropriation bill w as presented. A Mayor Charged with Perjury Pittsburg, Pa., June 4.—A warrant charging Mayor James G. Wyman AllAffkAnv Pl tv with nApiiipw U ing that he had been legally elected mayor, was issued by Alderman Reilly last night. The information charges him with contributing and promising to contribute money and other valuables to secure his nomination and election. Wyman gave bail in the sum of 81,000 for hearing Saturday. He asserts that the charge was made at the instance of his political enemies. THE NEBRASKA CYCLONE. Nine People Killed and Many Wounded. Lincoln, Neb., June 4.—But little can be learned of the wind storm at Bradshaw. Nebraska, as the telegraph wires are down arid communications will not be restored until two or three o'clock this afternoon. From passengers on the morning train it was learned that but one person was killed—a child. Two houses only are left standing iii the village. Nothing reliable can be learned until this afternoon. Lincoln, June 4.—A party returned from the scene of the tornado in Bradshaw, York county, this evening and brought confirmation of the worst reports received. The storm struck the town at 8:30 Tuesday evening. The roar of the xviiirl-wind was tin* first notice the terrified people had. Not a single building is left. Every business house was made a total wreck and the principal streets are filled Aith ruins. In the extreme western part of the village a few houses are left with a semblance of their former appearance but they are without windows and doors and their contents are scattered over the prairie A special train was dispatched from Lincoln with physicians and other relief. It was found that a Russian settlement near the town was struck and the report is that nine were killed. The physicians say that in all, twelve are dead, eight mortally wounded and perhaps twenty arn burt less seriously. JOHN M. PALMER ENDORSED. RAILROAD MATTERS. of Allegheny City, with perjury in swear- Report of tile Operations of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific. Chicago, June 4.—The annual meet ing of the stockholders of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad was held here to-day. II. II. Porter, Marshall Field and John De Koven. of Chicago, were elected directors to succeed themselves and David Dows, Jr.,of New York, was elected to succeed James R. Cowing. After adjournment of the stockholders’ meeting the board of directors held a meeting and proceeded to elect officers for the coming year. R. R. Cable, of Chicago was re-elected president. The annual report to the stockholders for the year ending March 31st, 1890, in comparison with that of the preceding fiscal year is as follows:    Gross    earnings,    817,- 039.000, an increase of 81.050,000;operating expenses, 812,075,000: a decrease of 8389.000. Net earnings, 85,104,000, an increase of 8077,000. The report shows tin; total mileage of tin* road operated as 3,330. Tin; Burlington Statement. Chicago, June 4.—The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy statement for April, 1890, compart'd with the corresponding month of the previous year, shows, including the Burlington and Missouri River railroad in Nebraska, and controlled roads, gross earnings of 82,742,-083, an increase of 8228,324, and total expenses and charges of all kinds, exclusive of dividends, 82,690,658, an increase of 8255,049, leaving net earnings of 851,-425, a decrease of 820,725. For the period January I, 1889, to April 30, 1889, the Burlington had a deficit of $49,320. The same period this year shows not earnings of 8781.313. The deficit for this period of 1889 was due to strike causes. NEGRO EDUCATION. A Conference Held at Mohawk (.ake, New York. Mohawk Lark, X. Y., June 4.—The negro conference xvas opened here this morning xvi th a large number of distinguished men from all parts of the country present. The gathering xvas called to consider the question of christianizing and educating the colored people. Tho conference was opened xx itll an address \. K. Smiley. Ex-President Hayes xvas elected pfesidcnt. Ho then made an address. Several papers xvcre read and pooches made on tho subject. The peakers emphasized the necessity of in-ustrial education as a means of developing tin* negro's character. HAD A LIZARD IN HIS STOMACH. Dc.ith from Strange Cansos of a Wellknown Indianian. Ij.xcouth, Iud.. June 4.—John Lingard, for forty-eight years a resident of this county, died yesterday after suffering intensely for three years. Shortly before death he vomited tip a large lizard. The reptile when omitted xvas partly decomposed, but its head, legs and tail were intact. It is thought that the death of the lizard hastened the death of its victim-. Til*' Northwestern Associated Press. Chicago, durn' 4.—The annual meeting of the Northwestern Associated Press xvas held here to-day, tho following papers being represented by proxy: Gazette, Cedar Rapid, Iowa: Republican Printing Co.. Cedar Rapids, loxva: Gazette. Burlington. Ioxva: Herald. Dubuque, loxva:    runes. Dubuque. Iowa; Hawk-Eye. Burlington, Iowa; Pantograph. Bloomington, Illinois: Gate City. Keokuk. Ioxva: Democrat-Gazctte. Davenport, loxva:    Illinois State Journal, Springfield. Illinois: Transcript. Peoria. Illinois: State Register. Springfield, Illinois; Constitution-Democrat. Keokuk. Ioxva. The meeting xvas adjourned until June lith, at IO a. rn., at the Tremont house. Terrible Mine Accidents. I a: ad Ville, Colo., June 4.—News has been received that Engineer Folk, while repairing a pump in a shaft of the Mikado company's mine, fell 209 feet to the bottom and was crushed in a horrible mass. No sootier had the coroner brought the remains to the city than he was called to the Antioch mines, where Thomas Flanagan xvas blown to atoms by a premature explosion and James O'Donnell xvas probably fatally injured. Strike on a Street Railway. Columbus, Ohio. June 4.—Two hundred and fifty employes of the Consolidated street railway went on a strike this morning for an advance of wages. Illinois State Democratic Convention in Session at Springfield. Letter From Grover Cleveland—Ex-Gov Palmer Reeeives an Ovation— The Nominations—Congressman Springer Endorsed. Railroad Racket. IL, W R. A N. No. 5. due at 7:45 a. rn., did not arrive yesterday until after twelve o'clock. So extensive is the freight business on the St. L.. K. & X. W. between Burlington and Hannibal, that txvo additional freight trains might be regularly employed. The business is handled by extra trains.—Keokuk Constitution. The Burlington Route conductors on the Iowa division are not basking in the sunshine of short runs. Runs on Nos. I and 2, Nos. 5 and 6 are pooled. Conductors on No. I run to Pacific Junction, returning on No. 2 the following day Their next run is made on No. 5 to Council Bluffs, returning on No. 6. while tnose who had the latter runs first take Nos. I and 2. The April statement of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy will be published in a fewT days and a good showing is predicted. The directors’ holdings of stock are said to exceed 11,000 shares. Mr. Leiter, of Chicago, is still the largest stockholder, with the exception of Mr. Forbes. The recent increase in the dividend rate and the changes in the management have had the effect of obliterating the slight feeling of antagonism that had reviously existed in certain quarters, so that the affairs of the com pany in a more prosperous condition than ever before in its history.—Monmouth Journal. Springfield, June 4.—The democratic-state convention was called to order at 12:10 by the Hon. Delos P. Phelps, chairman of the state central committee and prayer by Rev. F. \V. Taylor. Mr. Phelps in opening the convention read a letter from Grover Cleveland which was followed by great applause. Mr. Phelps named Joseph Mann, of Vermillion, as temporary chairman, who responded in a speech opposing the tariff arid the present compulsory school law, and faxoring the nomination of General Palmer for United States senator, th** mention of whose name elicited great applause. The other officers are James McNamara, temporary secretary; assistants, S. D. Nelson, R. W. Ross, Allen C. Dubarroxv. Committees on credentials, permanent organization, resolutions, etc,, were appointed and the convention adjourned until two o'clock. Ex-President Cleveland said In his letter: “I have received your invitation to attend the Illinois state convention on the fourth day of June. I note with much pleasure your declaration that the state of Illinois is by nature and inheritance democratic. Such a sentiment and the evident determination which prompts this utterance gives hope that the Illinois democracy xviii after years of exclusion come into its inheritance and successfully claim its oxvn. If this comes to pass the Illinois democratic troop may well insist upon the right of the line when the general engagement takes place. With my deep interest in all that concerns democratic success, I should be glad to be present at the convention which promises such results as the one you have determined upon, and yet I cannot help thinking that there ought to be there, pure and exclusive, the counsels and sentiment of Illinois democrats. The rest of us xviii be ready to applaud if you will give us a chance. I have made arrangements to leave for a long vacation within a day or txvo of your convention, and for that reason, if for none other, I am prevented from accepting your courteous invitation. Hop-ng that the utmost wisdom may prevail and that the convention may prove to be the first stage of the campaign which xviii be crowned with success, I am yours very truly. Grover Cleveland. The judicial convention met at eleven o’clock and nominated Ethan A. Snively as clerk of the appellate court for the third division. The committee met at txvo o'clock and made the temporary organization permanent, and idded one vice president from each congressional district and four additional assistant secretaries. A motion to do away with the unite rule caused a hot discussion. Leib’s motion was carried after being amended excepting instructed counties. In such the unite rule xviii he obeyed. Judge E. S. Wilson, of Olney, was nominated on first ballot for the state treasurer, and Henry Raab, of Belleville, xvas nominated by acclamation for superintendent of public instruction. Bichard Morgan, of Livingston; John IL Bryant, of Bureau county and N. W. Iraliam, of Jackson county, were nominated for trustees of the state university. Resolutions endorsing General Palmer xvero passed amid great applause and General Palmer was cheered to the echo on his appearance. Ile delivered a short speech, setting forth his position in accepting tho nomination. The Cook county men made a strong fight for Fitzgerald, but most of tile state outside xvas for Wilson. Pace had xvith-draxvn before tho convention and Webber polled only a light \rote. There was a discussion on the silver plank of the platform, xvhich xvas finally adopted, favoring a liberal coinage of silver, and a resolution endorsing Chicago and tin* world's fair was passed unanimously. The convention xvas the largest and most enthusiastic the democrats have ever held in the state, and the city is full of politicians. The folloxving resolution* xvcre adopted: The democracy of Illinois, in convention assembled, reaffirm tile principles of the party as laid doxvn in the platform adopted by the national convention in St. Louis in 1888. Realizing that the tariff is a tax, xve insist now, as heretofore, that such revenue as is required to honestly and economically administer tin* government should be raised from internal revenue taxes and duties on articles of luxury, thus exempting and making cheaper all articles needed by tho masses of the people. Tin; admission of the fraudulent senators from Montana and The unseating of tho representatives duly elected, in order to add greatei#trength to the republican majority, are precedents alike dangerous to tho safety and perpetuity of the government. For ox'er a quarter of a century tilt1 finances of the people of the state of Illinois have been in the hands of the republican party. Ex-cry year more taxes are levied than are called for by the laws passed by the legislature. It is time for a change, in order that there may be an overhauling of the books. We denounce the republican party of Illinois for its broken promises and pledges made to the farmers and laborers of the state, in not so equalizing the taxes as to compel large corporations and trusts to- pay their equal proportion of state, county and municipal taxes, as a crime against the farmers and laborers that calls loudly for redress. We demand of the state board of equalization an honest enforcement of the law as interpreted by the supreme court, in order that various corporations of the state shall no longer escape the payment of their just proportion of taxes. The imposition of ox'er seventy-five per cent of taxes upon the lands of the state is wrong and calls loudly for redress, and is a just cause for complaint by the already overburdened farmers of the state. Knowing that there is no calling in the state so hazardous as that of coal miner, we demand the enactment of a law abolishing forever the system of truck stores: the enactment of a laxv for the examination actment of a law providing for the examination of stationary engineers; the en actment of a law providing for weighing coal before screening: the enactment of mining laws so as to provide for inspect ors of the respective inspection districts or some other competent person to act as scaler of weights and measure for the adjustment of the scales upon which the coal is weighed at the mine We are in faxor of an eight-hour work day. We cannot find language strong enough to condemn the McKinley tariff tax bill, considering it as a crime and conspiracy against the toilers of America. Which is intended to impoverish the masses and benefit the very small class that are already millionaires. We recognize in it the consummation of an unjust agreement between the republican party and the manufacturers and others pro-biting by protective tariff, which agreement we suspected at the time of the last republican national convention and charged in the last campaign. We demand absolute economy in all various departments of state and national governments, and the discharge of a1 unnecessary employes who are kept upon the pay-roll merely because they are partisan favorites We favor the adoption of the Australian ballot systen, so as to provide a fair and secret ballot. control of the office of state treasurer the public moneys of Illinois have been deposited in banks outside of the state without profit to this state or the people. The democratic party pledges itself that all deposits of state funds shall be in Illinois banks and that the interest thereon shall be paid into the state treasury and that such legislation as is necessary shall be enacted to carry this resolution into effect. We favor the election of United States senators by a direct vote of the people. We demand that all unnecessary restrictions be removed from the coinage of sih’er. We are in favor of the election of railroad and warehouse commissioners by the direct vote of the people. We are opposed to close legislation in every particular. We denounce the bill now pending in congress, known as the shipbuilding bill, a species of vicious and unjust class legislation and we deny the right of congress to tax the whole people to raise money to pay subsidy or bounty to this or any other private enterprise. Whereas, as there lias long been a combination between the publishers of school books to avoid competition and extort exhorbitant prices, therefore, we favor the preparation and publication of eries of school books and furnishing the same to school children of the state at actual cost. Resolved. That the democratic party in convention assembled, heartily endorse the public school system of the state of Illinois and it declares that the parental right to direct and control the education8' of children should forever remain inviolable and that the provisions of the laxv of 18S9, commonly knoxvn as the compulsory education statute, impairing that inviolable right, should be at once repealed. Respecting this subject x\'e adopt the following propositions and hold them to be self-evident truths: First. To determine and direct the education of a child is the natural rights of its parents. Second. There arises out of this parental right a duty to provide such education. Third. When one, xvlio by natural or human laxv oxves a duty to another, fails to perform that duty, the slate can (a) enjoin or compel that performance; (b) punish for non-performance; (c) supply the lack where the injury to society by the non-performance is xvrongfully persisted in. Fourth. Wise statesmenship encourages general popular education, but this docs not mean or reqnire unjust or unnecessary interference xvith those xvho ducate their children according to the best of their ability and conformably to the condition in the life of the parent and child. Fifth. Compulsary education in the sense that parents xvlio violate or neglect heir parental duty may be compelled to its performance or punished for nonperformance is licit. Sixth. Compulsary education in the sense of controlling or seeking to control, dislodging from their rightful place, those parents who arn discharging their parental duties commesurately with the state of life of the parent and child, is not alloxvable even to the state. Seventh. For the education of his children one parent may select a public, another may select a private or denominational school; still another may furnish proper education without aid of any school and each of those in so doing exercises the right protected by the law of the land as well as by the laxv of nature and for doing which he need offer neither excuse nor apology. Eighth. The public or private or denominational schools are in laxv neither related nor are they subordinate one to the other nor need they be antagonistic'. We favor and pledge ourselves to the enactment of the statutes: One. To require parents xvho are not performing their duty in respect to the education of their children to do so. Txvo. To correct incorrigible truants by providing means for their amendment; to minimize the evils of truancy by sending truant children to such school as parents may designate. Three. To prohibit child labor xvith all its debasing consequences. THE GREAT LAND CASE. Attorney Clark Concludes His Arguments for the Government. The Masons at Ottumwa—The Church God Convention at loxva City—Cres-ton’s Nexv Depot—Destructive Wind aud Rain Storm. of [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Ft. Dodge, June 4.—The greatest interest is being shown in the famous Des Moines river land case now on trial before the United States court at this place. Numerous laxvyers not connected xvith the case and students are present listening to the arguments. Attorney Clark, for the Union Pacific, concluded his argument in the case this morning. He claimed the navigation company had never complied xvith the conditions of the grant and nexer intended to do so and that it was simply a fraudulent scheme to obtain possession of lands. Under these circumstances he held the grant xvas void. Clatch, for the defense, produced the company's records showing it had acted in good faith and more than complied with conditions under which the grant xvas made. He showed by the company's records. It had paid out over 8360.000 in improvements made above Coone Ri\rer Forks. He also produced the supreme court decision and asserted that body had upheld the company's title in every case. Judge Conner, also for the defense, argued that the United States had no jurisdiction over the lands and this court no jurisdiction to try the case, the government having abandoned all interest in the land for twenty-five years. Leading attorneys here think the company's title xviii be sustained. vs. Nash, appellant. Butler county, re-xersed: Lynch vs. Simmons Hardware Company: appellant. Polk county, affirmed: Estate of William Cory. Linn county, affirmed: Dickinson, appellant. vs. Bentley. Dubuque county, reversed: Hoag jfc Steele vs. Martin, appellant. Hardin county, reversed: Garrelson vs. Merchants and Bankers Insurance Company, Polk county reversed on defendants appeal and affirmed on plaintiff's: Brenton vs. King, appellant. Harrison county, affirmed: Davenport Plow Company, appellant, vs. Lamp. Scott county, reversed. WEAKEN THEIR CASE. Newfoundland Delegates Altogether ! Too Aggressive. planation induce you to accept a substitute. Allcoek's Corn and Bunion Shields effect quick and certain relief. France Denied any Right*—Their Brilliant Attitude Has a Bad Effect—Due d* Orleans Released From Prison — The Ciar’s Ukase. POOR DAVENPORT. It Is In the Hands of a Soulless Water Company. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Davenport. la.. June 4.—The city council to-nighi failed to adopt an ordinance amending the ordinance granting the charter to the Davenport Water company in such a manner as to remove all doubt that the charter xvas exclusive. The present ordinance is so drawn as to provide that the company has the exclusive right to furnish water from the Mississippi, but recently an artesian well boom has visited the town and the ordinance is interpreted to allow the furnishing of water from such sources by parties other than the company. The sinking of an artesian well for the purpose of supplying water for manufacturing and other such uses will be begun, xvhereupon the company xviii proceed by injunction and recourse to the courts to stop the work and secure a settlement of this point in its favor. The company has been contemplating betterments to the works to the value of more than a hundred thousand dollars, but xviii do nothing noxv in this matter. THE CHURCH OF GOD. Regular National Conference at North Liberty, Ioxva. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Ioxx'a City. June 4.—The regular national conference of the Church of God opened at North Liberty this evening. The last conference was held at West Newton, Pennsylvania, three years ago. and at that conference T. Koogle, of Findlay, Ohio, xvas elected president. He has held the office until this meeting. The church became knoxvn under its present name lirstin 1825, and it lias hold triennial conferences ever since, this being the twenty-third. It differs very peculiarly from other religious organizations. It is their doctrine that God gave the name to the church and it should have no other; that all persons who have accepted Christ are members thereof xvhetlier they have declared themselves so or not, and no matter if they are members of other churches. The Bible and the New Testament are the foundations for their doctrines. As officers they have a president, vice-president, recording and financial secretaries iud treasurer, the work in states or districts being iii charge of elders. They have no bishops or high dignataries, and the president has no more power than a more presiding officer. In the United States there are about 60,000 declared members of the church, and they are represented at this conference by about one hundred delegates and fifty visitors. The congregation at North Liberty numbers about oik* hundred. It is expected the conference xviii last for a xveek, during which time tile missionary and other matters of the church will be ittended to. The introductory sermon this evening xvas delivered by Elder Goo. Sigler, of Meehanieavillo, Pa. GERMAN LUTHERANS AT MILWAUKEE. Red Hot Resolutions Adopted Censuring Oovernor Hoard anil Others. Milwaukee, June 4.—The German Lutheran anti-Bennett law convention xvas called to order here shortly after one o’clock. After a number of addresses by prominent Lutherans, Mayor Peck and others, a resolution xvas adopted protesting against the Bennett laxv bt cause it unnecessarily curtailed civil aud religious liberty. In it the Luthcrns declare' that regardless of former party affiliations they xviii vote for such candidates only as pledge themselves to xvork for the repeal of the Bennett laxv. The following resolution offered by Professor Ernest were also adopted: Resolved, That this convention deeply regrets that the present governor. NY. D. Hoard, has, according to reports in the organs of his oxvn party, which have not been denied, openly asserted that in public meeting that pastors and congrega tions had conspired to keep the minds of youth in darkness, the pastors being also charged with entering into such conspiracy for the sake of Mammon. Who soex'er has any knoxveldge of the conduct of our churches is aware of the fact that the clergy, as well as the laymen, have made every effort to offer all possible educational facilities to our youth and therefore the untrue and extremely offensive association by Mr. Hoard need not be refuted. Resolved, That we repel with in dignation the assertion made repeatedly by the Milwaukee Sentinel, edited by Mr. Horace Rtiblee, that the movement against the Bennett law was instigated and encouraged by pastors, xvho had misled the members of their congregations, although it isknoxvu to every one that the movement is par ticularly one of the heads of families and of the people. We regard such in sinuations as an insult to lay members who are thereby represented as men without convictions and judgment blindly following the leadership of their clergymen. We brand such insinuations as contemptible falsehoods and hope our anglo-American felloxv citizens will not permit themselves to be influenced by such unfounded charges. Grand Temple of Patriarchs! Circle. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, June 4.—The Grand Temple of the Patriarchal Circle for the district embracing the states of Ioxva. Nebraska and Kansas, met here to-day and this morning elected grand officers as folloxvs:    Oracle.    Samuel    A.    Flaxier. of Ottumwa: vice-oracle, Ed. Willey, Des Moines: marshal. C. E. Brady. Creston: venerable oracle, S. S. Goldsmith: commander. J. C. Soper: counsel, J. J. Hall: chaplain. James Wiseman: treasurer. W. L. Spencer, secretary. W. G. Enfield; appellate. Judge W. IL Rubb. The next meeting xviii be in Ottumwa, Ioxva. The grand temple recommended to the supreme temple that subordinate lodges be organized xvith but ten members. •I. R. Sage Appointed. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, June 4.—Gov. Boies ha> appointed J. IL Sage, of Des Moines, correspondent of the Chicago Intcr-Occan, director of the Ioxva crop service, to be organized under tin* law passed last winter. HAWK-EYE GLANCES. THUNDER, LIGHTNING AND RAIN. Great Damage Done by the Warring Elements at Ackley. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Ackley. June 4.—A terrible electric and rain storm passed over this place at an early hour this morning. There xvas a cloud-burst and the xvater fell in sheets for hours. Beaver Creek, half a mile north of hero. is a raging torrent. Bridges and culverts on the railroads and highways are washed out. A freight train on the Illinois Central railroad xvas xvrecked iii the xvashout. Cattle, horses and hogs xvere sxvept away. One man lost fifty large fat hogs by the tlood in the Beaver valley. Corn fields are badly washed out. No human lives are lost so far as reported. One thunderbolt wrecked the spire of the Presbyterian church and another riddled the Revere hou^e, while another killed eight cows. The damage xviii be great. Terrific Storm at Adair. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Adair. la.. June 4.—Last night's rain and wind storm xx as the xvorst ever knoxvn here. During the night there were three different storms from as many points of the compass. The corn is badly xvashed out. Orchards and gardens are ruined in many places. Many window-lights xvere broken out by hail. A barn near Anita was struck by lightning and a valuable horse consumed in the flames. One fanner lost eight head of large hogs by being xvashed out of a pen into the creek. Another lost three in a like manner. A German farmer northwest of here, whose residence and out buildings are on loxv lands, had six head of hogs drowned. His farm, corn crib, haystacks and fences were xvashed away and three feet of xvater stood in his residence, driving them to the upper story. The lightning was very vivid and continuous. and did much damage. John Cook, living just east of Casey, had a 82.CKX) stallion drowned in the river and came near losing his own life. A Nexv Paper.—A nexv democratic weekly, styled the Argus and to be illustrated, will be started at Des Moines this xveek by Henry C. Shaw, ex-editor of the Leader and a xvell-khown newspaper correspondent. An Iowa Missionary.—Samuel Zwc-mer, of Orange City, xvas ordained a minister of the Reformed church last week and assigned to missionary work in Arabia. He is tin1 first missionary to be sent by the church in America to that far-off land. He leaves for his new field of labor June 28. Saloon Keepers Will Appeal.— The Cascade saloonkeepers convicted at Anamosa of selling liquor within the three hundred-yard limit have decided to appeal to the supreme court. Both sides have decided to tight tin* case to the bitter end Cedar Rapids Races.—Four days’ races xviii be given at tin* Cedar Rapids driving park, commencing June 24, at xvhich sp.ooo in purses xviii be distributed. In addition to the usual program Madame Marantette, the famous horsewoman, xviii give daily exhibitions. Iowa Librarians Will Meet.—Mrs. Ada North, librarian of the university. in connection xvith several librarians of the stat;*, and in response to a generally expressed wish on the subject, proposes to call a meeting of lite Ioxva librarians tit an early date for the purpose of organizing a state association. A Strange Hog Disease.—A strange malady is killing off the young pigs in the vicinity of Webster City. The disease seems to affect the lungs and heart. the latter sxvelling to twice its normal ize and the surrounding cavities being filled with xvater. Breathing is difficult, and they live but a few days. Was His Oxvn Assailant.—The police of Des Moines now believe that Prof. Southxviek's wounds were self-inflicted. Five fruit knives wen found in Ids trunk. They think lie stabbed himself with the sixth knife and threw it away. They discredit the story that lie had a large amount of money. Letters from his invalid xvifc in Pennsylvania indicate* a gloomy condition of family affairs. Iowa Adventists.—Tho Adventists of the staD- have been gathering at Des Moines for a week for the annual camp-meeting which begins to-day. About one hundred and fifty tents are pitched in a beautiful grove in the north part of the city, and it is expected tiiat fully twelve hundred members of the church xviii be in attendance. Preparatory meetings have been held the past week and the meetings proper xviii close on the 10th inst. IMPORTANCE OF THE CENSUS. MASONS AT OTTUMWA. Bushnell Educational Board. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Bushnell. 111., June 4.—At the meeting of the board of education last night the board decided on an eight months term of school, beginning the first Monday in September. Prof. M. M. Pinkie}' was elected superintendent, and Prof. E. Hanson assistant superintendent. The board then adjourned to meet Friday night, at which time they will elect Teachers. _ Wrn. M. Springer Renominated. Springfield, 111., June 4.—The democratic convention for the thirteenth congressional district met in this city to-day and renominated Wm. M. Springer for congress by acclamation. This is Springer's ninth nomination. Tennessee Prohibitionists. Nashville, June 4.—The state prohibition convention met here this morning and after the appointment of chairman and committees, adjourned to 2:30 this afternoon. The C., B. & Q. stock yards, a mile east of the city, was the scene of an expensive fire last Tuesday, about one-half the buildings therein going up in smoke. The loss was over four thousand dollars. Creston’s fire department got there in time to save half the sheds, but it was a hard fight.—Creston Sunday Times. London. June 4.—The Newfoundland delegates who are in London in pursuance of the endeavor of their government to induce the home government to freeze I* ranee out of all fishing rights and privileges off the Newfoundland coast are “carrying the war into Africa." The Momtng Post. having incautiously remarked in the course of an article on the fishery dispute that the French had never interferred with British subjects in British waters—an assertion tin' truth of which is generally admitted bt*re —the delegates have addressed a letter to that paper denying the statement. The denial is couched in very strong, not ti* say violent, language and is signed bx the full delegation. It may bv mentioned that the aggressive manner of the delegates is quite in keeping xvith the belig-erent attitute of the Newfoundland legislature and has had a bad effect upon the cause they came here to advocate. Herr von Levetzoxv. president of th** German reichstag. has been raised to the dignity of membership in the imperial herrenhaus. This honor is conferred upon Herr von Levetzoxv at the instance of the emperor in recognition of his f high abilities and ins popularity xvith tin' members of tin* imperial representative body. Lord Salisbury's scheme to first establish import duties in th** Congo Free Stat*', so as to insure a large prospective revenue, and then to purchase it from Leopold tin* bankrupt king of tin* Belgians, lias made rapid progress. All the powers represented at th** anti-slaverx conference, in whose hands rests tie' de eision. have agreed to the proposed tariff, except the United States. The decision must bt* unanimous, so that tie* Washington cabinet is in a position to block Lord Salisbury's game, or by one vote to add more than a million square miles of rich territory aud nearly thirty million subjects to Queen Victoria's dominions. This would give the tories a nexv lease of poxver. The martyrdom of tile hair-brained duke of Orleans ended to-day. Ile was by order of President Carnot released from Clairvaux prison a I it t It* before midnight last night, and at four o'clock he was turned loos** a free man on Swiss territory. There xvas no chanco for a demonstration by the royalists, xvho denounce the action of til*' government as an “outrage." His managers xviii noxv seek to keep alive th*' interest in Hid young man. who wants to rule over 40.-ooo.OOO of Frenchmen against their will. by hurrying up his marriage with his own cousin, xvhich lias been arranged by the parents, but is called a “marriage d'amour." Th** czar has issued a ukase ordering the abandonment of th** Russian anti-Jexvish policy for one year. This measure is understood to have been taken in deference to the numerous protests against the recent wholesale expulsion of Jewish merchants, lawyers and other prominent Hebrews which hataken place in Russian Poland, southern Russia and other parts of tin* empire and is merely tentative. The fact that many of tin* officials nearest to tin* czar were opposed to tin* harsh anti-Jewish measures adopted by the government, influenced the czar to give consideration to th** protests of the victims of the law. with tin* result of its temporary suspension. The She of It. From the Washington, Iowa. Press.) Queer how the demo*'rats stick to xvhisky and mormonism. Thus all the democrats of the United States supreme bench saw the original package through in a national way. three republican justices dissenting. But when a chance to whack mormonism came up. Fuller, Lamar and Field, democrats, turned tail on the nation xvith a big N. and sneaked right back into the states rights hole, and pulled the hole in after them. It is amusing to se** them soar one day lik»* eagles to perch on the topmost erags of the nation, and next day to go kerchunk! into a hole in the ground like woodchuck". What a range those democrats have- -eagles and ground hogs on alternate days! In other xvords, they were nationalists xvhen national doctrine xvas invoked to prevent state interference with the liquor traffic, and yet two weeks later they deny th** poxver of the federal government to deal effectively xvith Mormon polygamy and bigamy, even in a territory, to sax nothing of a state. In tin* fir**! decision they took, as Kdmunds saith the longest step ever taken within HH* years towards tile centralization of poxver. just to protect liquor, but did not stick to say, in the next breath, that congress is xvii bout poxver’in a Territory. to forfeit property of the polygamist, church acquired and used in violation of The national laxv and civilization. Why? liquor dealers and Mormons vote democratic ticket. That's just the of tin* ineonsistenev. the size THE ENGLISH DERBY. Sainfoin th** Winner of the Great Raee on Epsom Dow lls. London, June 4.—Tho great rad* for th** Derby stake took place at the Epsom summer meeting to-day. Th** Derby stakes of 5.(HJO sovereigns go to the winner and 500 sovereigns to the nominator of tho winner. 500 sovereigns to the owner of tho second and 200 sovereigns to the owner of the third. There wore eight starters. The race was won by Sainfoin. Lenerd second and Orwell third. Orwell led to tin* distance post. Hero Sainfoin drew* to th** front and won by three-quarters of a length. Thor** was a neck between Lenord and Orwell. Surefoot. th** favorite, came in fourth IMi*. Clarkson’* Position. From th** Philadelphia Bulletin. The Philadelphia American is among the last of tin* newspapers lo comment on Assistant Postmaster-General Clark->*m‘s reference to eix il service reform: and there is no reason, therefore, for this false statement:    “Mr.    Clarkson is a political monstrosity. A man xvii** has tin* ’gall.' xvhile holding a prominent place under President Harrison, to go around the country decrying and de-j minut ing the Chicago platform and th** solemn declarations of th** President himself—in the letter of acceptance'—is I th** victim, certainly, of political mania, and should bt* routined by his friends. Certainly a man xvho would so conduct himself would exhibit what the American call “gall', ami cause alarm among his friends concerning His ! sanity. Mr. Clarkson, however, has done no such thing, ll** xvas explicit in j til** Norfolk club speech in saying that the party pledges must be respected: but In* was equally urgent in recommending changes which In* regards as important. ll** denounced neither plat font’ nor declarations; and lit** editor of the Anteri-can has had tim** enough to road th** address thoroughly. Women Doctors. From lh** (’hiengn Tribune. It is useless for even th** most prejudiced to contend any longer against th*' idea of female doctors. They have not only come but they have coni*; to stay. Twenty years ago there were but five hundred of them in th** United States. Th** census will show that there ar** over throe thousand of them now, and notwithstanding the disadvantages under which tin*} labor many of them have risen to prominence. They have two or three first-class schools, but the environments of th** proposed school at Johns Hopkins are such a** xviii greatly increase t heir advantages and give them a still higher education than they ran now obtain. They have now already a recognized footing in female asylums and In the female wards of reformatory institutions, as xvell as in general practice, but th** latter field will be greatly enlarged for them as their educational facilities ar** increased and prod judice wears away. As practitioners among their own sex they have great opportunities for usefulness, and, all other things being equal, they deserve ami should have t in* preference. PACKETS AND RAFTERS. that Drift AI on u with a Lot. of Item* with the Current. ■ steamer Josephine, of th*- Inter-Kxenrsion (ak visited our shores yesterday, this time bringing a of excursionists from the city of Tin state again load The inch water water The The A curious coincidence in the political life of Senator Carlisle is, that his first I vote in congress was on a question with relation to.the tariff. The Alasonic Grand Lodge in Session, [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Ottumwa, la.. June 4.—The grand lodge of Free and Accepted Masons is holding its second day's session here. The principal business transacted to-day was the consideration of the report of the committee on jurisprudence offering some additional legislation on the government of the order. Several able and eloquent speeches xxere made but that of Col. A. K. Dewey, of Washington, Iowa, was by far the most brilliant, eloquent and conx'incing. He astonished his best friends by his clear and convincing reasoning and display of ability. Grand lodge xx iii probably close to-morrow. Creston’!* New Depot. (Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Creston. la.. Jane 4.—A supply track was laid today for the purpose of hauling in the material to construct the new Chicago. Burlington and Quincy depot. This action on the part of the Burlington has convinced the most skeptical citizens that the company means business and will construction a magnificent building at once._ Iowa W. C. T. U. Iowa City. June 4.—The Women's Christian Temperance Union closed its annual session to-day. Mrs. L. A. Beasley. of Muscatine, was elected president: Miss McCrum. of Marengo, secretary: Julia Dunham, of Davenport, treasurer. Keokuk High School Commencement. [Special to T ie Hawi- Eye.] Keokuk. Iowa, June 4.—A class of fifteen students were graduated from the Keokuk High school to-day. Iowa Supreme Court. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines. la.. June 4.—The following cases were disposed of to-day in the supreme court:    Phelan vs. Johnson, judgment for plaintiff; Magnolia District township, appellant vs. Bryan. Independent district. Harrison county, reversed; Gate City Land Company appellant, vs. Heilman. Ida county affirmed: Larkin, appellant, vs. McManus. Lee county, affirmed; Independent District of Boyer vs. King, appellant, Tama county, affirmed; Aplington Why we Should Facilitate the Work of the Census Enumerators. The list of inquiries prepared by the superintendent of the census has been already published in these columns and many have’ere this had th*- same propounded to them. It is to the interest of Burlington that the work in this city shall be thoroughly done >o that through negligence or indifference we may not show to disadvantage in comparison with other cities when the result is announcen. The time allowed the enumerator in which to gather the information desired is very short, and in order to do their work well, they must have every possible assistance from our citizens. For the credit of Burlington it is desirable that we get filii and complete returns, and if everyone will read over the questions and be prepared to answer them with as little delay as possible when the enumerator calls and xviii further bear in mind that the gentlemen are pressed for time and are asking only such questions as they are required by the government to ask, it will lend material aid to the enumerators and enable them to do their work correctly. Let every one of us determine to help along xvi :h the work, remembering that we can best do so by being prepared to answer the questions which will be put to us. And not only that, but every owner of tenement houses in which families or lodgers reside should see that they are not overlooked by the enumerators. Many of our citizens are engaged in pursuits which take them from the city at intervals for a longer or shorter time—their friends should make sure that they have not been omitted. Warsaw. The party was a fin** looking one and numbered some girl" pretty enough to claim Burlington a» home. The Sidney northward bound touched here early yesterday morning taking her departure with a big freight manifest at 7:30. gauge denoted a rise of one yesterday, making the "tag** of five feet "♦•xen inches abox** low mark. Kit Carson pa-"*-*! up yesterday. Pittsburgh left St. Louis la*»t night and is billed to arrive at Burlington this evening. She will endeavor to make fast time throughout lier trip in order to reach St. Loci** in tim*; to -tart in on the new schedule next week. According to that boat" xviii h ave St. Louis for the north on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at I o'clock p. rn., leave Burlington Tuesday. Thursday and Saturdays at midnight, arriving at St. Paul Saturday, Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 a. rn. Leaving that port the "ame day at 2 p. rn. boats will arrive here Monday. Wednesday and Friday, leaving at 5:00 p. in. The Libbie Conger is on the ways at Dubuque, and will be in the water and the excursion business by the middle of the week. She is "till a Diamond Jo line boat, but exactly what arrangements have been made for her operation for the season is not to be learned here. Cape George Lamont, of Rock Island, will probably command her. She will run in the upper river excursion business till the close of the season, and will doubtless be a desirable and popular boat.— Jai vert //ort Democ rn t.. The reduction in passenger far*- from St, Paul to St. Louis by the several railroad companies has struck the river packet." where they li/e, and should the cut rate" continue during the corning month there will be a general suspension in river traffle. The St. Louis papers state that although travel is as yet light by up river steamers, there is a fair patronage from St. Louis to points as far north as Davenport. and the low rate of 87 is getting in its deadly work.—Muscatine Journal. Th** following item, clipped from the Ft. (Iowa) Democrat, contains information well worth remembering:    “Mr. John Roth, of this city, who met with an accident a few days ago spraining and brusising his leg and arm quite Beverly, was cured by one 50 cent bottle of Chamberlain’s Pain Balm.” This remedy is without an equal for sprains and bruises and should have a plat e in every household. For sale by all druggists. l’ro*per<>ii* Farmer*. From Die Creston Gazette. That fit** farmers of tin* blue grass region are making money, is evidenced not only by amount of farm mortgages being paid but by til** improved appearances of tin* farms. That farm that has not had within a year something new thereon iii shape of house, barn, hay shed, horse or cow* "table j-. an exception to the genera! rub*. We rod*- over a part of Fnioii and Adams counties, the other day, with an eastern man with whom we traveled over tin- same route in ls**l. The gentleman named i" a close observer, lie pointed their j out the improvements and changes dur-i ing the period named. II** sa id lie had never seen anything like it. Said he: “As compared to six years ago the farms in tlii" part of Iowa are more productive, stocked with more and better animals,'"' the buildings ar*- more commodious arid comfortable, fruit" are more general, and the people present a mon; contented and prosperous appearance.” To Di*pcl Colil*, Headaches and Fevers, to cleanse the system effectually, yet gently, when cesti vc or bilious, or when the blood is impure or sluggish, to permanently cure habitual constipation, to awaken the kidneys and liver to a healthy activity,without irritating or weakening them, use Syrup of Figs. The Sweet Cirl Graduate. From th*- Salina Republican. God bl* '" the sweet girl graduate. She never will again think the world such a pleasant place nor feel quite so happy. The sweet girl graduate, after all, has some thing-* that we all need more or 1*"S. if there was mon* heart, more milk of human kindness about us, life would be more tolerable, at least to otir neighbors. Chamberlain’* Eye and Skin Ointment, A certain cure for Chronic Sore Eyes, Tetter. Salt Rheum, Scald Head, Old Chronic Sores, Fever Sores, Erzems, Itch, Prairie Scratches. Sore Nipples and Piles. It*i" cooling and "oothing. Hundred." of cases have been cured by it after all other treatments have failed. 25 and 50 cent boxes for sale by all druggists. The Races. Monmouth Park. N. Y.. June 4.—The winners to-day were:    Tenny.    Judge Morrow. St. Charles. King Erie. Correction and Philosophy. Latonia. June 4.—To-day's winners were: Gymnast, Ruperta. Philora. Fortunate and Pessarra. Iowa City. June 4.—This was the first day of the Iowa City races: First Race—In the 2:50 trotting j^ee: Hiland won; time, 2:33. Second Race—2:34 trot:    Egmont    won; time, 2:27.___ Hibbbard’s “Herb Extract” cures scrofula and blood disease*. See “A Wonderful! Cure.” Eminent Testimony. Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher write":    “I have used Allcock's Plaster" for some years for myself and family, and. a" far as able, for the many sufferers who come to us for assistance, and have found them a genuine relief for most of the aches and pains which flesh is heir to. I have used Allcock's Plasters for all kind of lameness and acute pa n. and, by frequent experiments, find that they can control many cases not noticed in your circulars.” Allcock’s Porous Plasters have been in use for over thirty years, and their value has been attested by the highest medical authorities as weil as by voluntary and unimpeachable testimonials from those who have used them. Beware of imitations, and do not be deceived by misrepresentation. Ask for Allcock's, and let no solicitation or ex- Long Sentence*. From the Newton Republican. The fact that a Maine judge who lately -vent a horse thief to jail for twenty-two year** is a cousin of Senator Evarts leads up to tile remark that long sentence* must Im* hereditary in the family. For the races at Cedar Rapids June 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, the B., C. K. &. N. R'y will sell excursion tickets from all it« stations within HSJ miles of Cedar Rapids at a rate of one and one-third fare for the round trip. For time of trains and special arrangements inquire of ariV agent of this company. J. E. HANNEGAN, Gen’l. Tkt. and Pass. Agt. A Hint to the Vice-President. From the Boston Traveler. Vice-President Morton could folloiH the example of Speaker Reed in dos! up a Capitol rum-shop, without detri: to the senate or the country. Miles* Nerve and Liver POI*, An important discovery. They act the liver, stomach and bowels through nerves. A new principle. They a ily cure biliousness, bad taste, liver, piles and constipation. Sp for men, women and children. S mildest, surest, 30 doses for 25 Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drag ;

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