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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye June 21, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - June 21, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.) BURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, 1890. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. THEY KEEP ON KICKING. The Democrats Continue to Cause Turmoil in the House. Election Cage* Disposed of—The Legislative, Executive and Judicial Bill Passed In the Senate—Nominations—Capital Notes. the ap- for on Washington, June 20.—Yesterday’s contest in the house was renewed this morning. The journal of yesterday’s proceedings was not read and the speaker announced the pending question on the motion made by Mr. Mills, of Texas, to approve the journal of Wednesday as amended by the resolution of yesterday. The previous question was ordered— yeas 120, nays 122. Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, before the announcement of the vote, changed his vote to the, affirmative and them moved a reconsideration. Mr. Tracy, of New York, voted with the republicans. The republicans voting with the democrats in the affirmative were Messrs. Hartine, Carter, Dellaven, Herman, Kelly, Morrow, and Townsend of Colorado. Mr. Mills moved to table the motion to reconsider. The motion to reconsider was tabled—yeas 131, nays 120. The question then recurred on approving the journal of Wednesday’s proceedings as amended. The motion as amended was agreed to—yeas 132, nays 130. The clerk then proceeded to road journal of yesterday’s proceedings. The journal having been read and proved, Ste,wart, of Vermont, asked recognition of the conference report the anti-trust bill, and Mr. Bland, of Missouri, was on his feet raising the question of consideration. Bland's purpose was to offer the following resolution: Itcsol/vcd, That house hill 5,381, directing the purchase of silver bullion and the issue of treasury notes thereon, and for other purposes, with the senate amendments, he concurred in. The house determined—yeas MI, nays 102—to consider the conference report. After a short debate, in the course of which Kerr, of Iowa, declared it was the first bill directed against the trusts that had ever passed the American congress and that in fourteen years’ control of the house, the democrat ic party bad not produced a syllable of legislation of the kind, the report, was adopted—yeas 232, nays none. Mr. Dalson, of Pennsylvania, presented the report of the elections committee in the eon test .cd Mississippi election case of Chalmers vs. Morgan in favor of Morgan, and Howell, of Illinois, presented a report from the same committee upon the case of Miller vs. Elliott, in favor of Miller. Mr. Bland then offered his resolution to take up the silver bill. Mr. McKinley made the point of order that the motion was not a privileged (me; that the only way to reach the speaker’s table was to follow 11n* order of the morning business. Mr. Conger, of Iowa, added as a further point, amidst sarcastic democratic laughter, that the, bill was not on the speaker’s tablet but in tin' hands of the coinage committee. Mr. Bland argued in opposition to the point of order and held that the bill was on the speaker’s table and, therefore, within reach. Mr. Springer said the effect of the special order under which the bill was originally considered was to take the bill out of the committee of the whole. The only question was whether the senate had added to the matter a now amendment thai was the subject of consideration in the committee of the whole. After considerable further debate on that point Butterwort Ii declared there were not twenty-five men tinder the dome of the capitol who believed the bill was incorrectly referred upon their oath. | Republican applause |. Mr. Morrow replied that tin* majority of the bouse declared otherwise, lie was here to carry out the wishes- of the majority of the pimple. Butterwort Ii said there was no tyranny like the tyranny of a majority that acted in disregard of law. |Great democratic applause!. Mr. Williams, of I Iii noise, said yesterday while the motion to reconsider was pending aud til# resolution had been adopted, the chairman walked up to the speaker’s desk, took up a bill that he (Williams) believed was the Silverhill and handed it over to the clerk of the committee on coinage. This looked like conspiracy to obtain physical possession of the bill. Mr. Conger, of Iowa, chairman of the commit tee on coinage, said tile bill was delivered to Ins clerk before eleven o'clock yesterday morning. During the afternoon, upon the requestor the journal clerk, it had been put in his possession for a short time in order to make some clerical endorsements, blit he (Conger) had again taken it back to the committee clerk. Mr. MeCreary maintained that under the constitution the bill had never been properly in charge of the commute on coinage. The constitution required the houst* to keep tho journal. Until that journal was approved it was not proper to send a bill anywhere. The entry in the journal was void, lit' held the bill was on the speaker's table and should be placed before the house for action. After further discussion by Bland, the speaker and others, Bland modified the language of bis resolution as to direct that the speaker under rule 24. lay the matter on his table, including the silver bill, before the house for action. The speaker said perhaps he could simplify the matter and suggested to Bland that he understood his wish to be simply to got at this matter when it would naturally come up. supposing it was upon the speaker's table (not passing upon the matter ut this time). What tho chair proposed to do was that when the bill or its hiatum, whatever it might be, was reached, it should be brought before the house. But the gentleman did not seem to consider that this was Friday—private bill day—and that private bills alone were in order. Mr. Bland asked whether the bill would be laid before the House to-morrow morning. The speaker declined to answer that question until the proper time. Mr. McComas demanded the regular order. The speaker said the regular order was a private bill which he passed to the readings Jerk. Mr. Springer wished to know when the chair might be expected to decide where the bill was. The Speaker—Whenever the bill would be in order, providing the views of the other side were correct (about which the chair presents no opinion), because he does not think it the proper time. As Bland and Springer finally insisted on a specific ruling the speaker finally ruled that Bland's resolution (to proceed to the consideration of the silver bill) was not in order under the rules. Mr. Bland appealed. Mr. McKinley moved to lay the appeal on the table. The yeas and nays were ordered, pending which Crisp moved that the house adjourn. The motion was defeated but the hour of five arrived and the house, under the rule, took a recess until evening. No business was trans acted at the evening session, however. the consular and diplomatic appropriation bills were recorded and placed on the calandar. The consideration of the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill was resumed. After some discussion the amendment increasing the salary of the commissioner of the general land office from 84,000 to 85,000, and assistant from 83,000 to 83,500 was agreed to. A motion to increase the compensation of surveyor general of Oregon from 81,800 to 82,500 was agreed to. The bill was then formally reported to the senate and the amendments made in the committee of the whole agreed to. A motion to increase the salary of the commissioner of Indian affairs from $4,100 to 85,000 was defeated. Mr. Stewart moved to strike the item of 83,WK) for the executive officer of geological survey. This gave rise to a long debate. Major Powell was harshly criticised by Stewart and others and defended by Ingalls. At the close of the discussion the amendments were withdrawn by Stewart. The bill was then passed. Adjourned. THE PRESIDENT DISAPPROVES. A Railroad Bonding Bill Squelched by a Veto. Washington,June 20.—President Harrison to-day returned to the house without his approval the bill to authorize the board of supervisors of Maricopa county, Arizona, to issue certain bonds at the rate of 84,000 per mile in aid of the construction of a certain railroad. The president. treats the matter in great detail and says the bill seems to have passed the house under a misapprehension of its true nature and effect. The report of the committee on territories stated the county would receive bonds in payment of money proposed to be advanced. The bill, in fact, did not provide for a loan to be secured by bonds, but for a subscription of stock. The bill does not, submit the question of granting this aid to a vote ol tin; people of the county or confer direct authority upon the supervisors to issue bonds. It is said, however, that in April, 1889, an election was held to obtain the. views of the people on the question. It does not appear from the papers, says the president, who were the managers of this so-called election; what notice, if any, was given or in what form the question was presented. There was no law providing for such election, and being wholly voluntary it was. of course, under the management of those who offered the subsidy. I have been given what purports to be the vote at twelve points, standing 1,795 yeas, and 124 nays. But of the affirmative vote 1,543 were given at Phoenix and 188 at a town very near Phoenix. If there were no other objections to the bill I should deem this alone sufficient that no provision is made for submitting to a vote of the people at an (‘lection after due notice and under the sanction of the law the question whether this subscription shall be made. The president considers at length the question of limitation of municipal and other indebtedness and says Maricopa county is one of great extent and this great arca is to be taxed to construct a road which can be of advantage to but a    fraction    of it. The existing bonded indebtedness of Maricopa    county    is 8272,000 and the tax assessment about 85,000,000. The bouded    debt—to say nothing of the floating debt—is already largely in excess of the legal limit and it is proposed to increase it by a subscription that will certainly involve nearly a quarter of a million. If the bill becomes a law the bonded indebtedness will easily approximate ten per cent of the assessed value of the property of the country. The president feels the force of the argument that the freight, charges now imposed by the railroads in operation are oppressive, but does not afford much relief in that direction as there would be but one competing point— Phoenix. ID*does not thinkany one will insist that true and permanent prosperity of the community would be promoted by loading their energies and industries with a great debt. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. Nominated bv the President. Washington, June 20.—The president, to-day sent to the senate the nominations of Thos. E. Miteheyst to be United States attorney for the northern district of Illinois; James A. Minor, of Michigan, associate justice of the supreme court of Utah, Simpson Chester postmaster at Fairfield, Iowa. A False Report. Washington, June 20.—The report that the superintendent of census had authorized supervisors to give out the census figures is denied by Porter. Ile says the report is without foundation. Telegraph Bill Postponed. Washington, June 20.—The house committee on postolfiecs and post roads have postponed the further consideration of tin' postal telegraph bill until next session. Signed the Parnell Pension Bill. Washington, Juno 20.—The president has signed the bill granting a pension to Delia T. S. Parnell, the mother of dias. Stewart Parnell. LABOR TROUBLES. ram FOR POPULATION. The Census War Between St and Minneapolis^ THE SENATE. Stewart Rises to a Question of Personal Privilege. Washington, June ^>0.—In the senate to-day Stewart, rising to a question of personal privilege, denied the truth of the story recently published giving an account of an imaginary conflict between himself and Reagan. Reagan also stated that there was absolutely no foundation for the report. Paul Much Feeling Engendered by the Arrest of Seven Minneapolis Census Takers—Arrested Enumerators on Trial—The Day's Crimes. ter from Australia saying that the committee which is to decide the matter has looked with favor upon his model, and inviting him to visit Australia and demonstrate the working of the trap. He will probably do so in a few weeks. The trap is simple and cheap. It is a device to dump the rabbits, one at a time, into a pit by means of a platform swung on pivots below a suspended bait. In a trap of similar device he caught fifty-seven rabbits in one night in a cornfield. CLOSED ITS DOORS. St. Paul, June 20.—The trial of the seven Minneapolis census enumerators came up before the United States Commissioner McCaferty, in this city, this morning. They were arrested by the United States marshal on warrants sworn out by William Pitt Murray, of this city, alleging fraud in connection with their census labors. It is alleged that false returns were being made, and that a mass of documents seized at the same time have been held as evidence in the case. Citizens of Minneapolis have been greatly aroused and have appointed lawyers for the defense of the seven enumerators arrested. So much feeling has been engendered that every little point in the history of the case has been magnified, and consequent indignation at what wfas considered improper and outrageous interference in Minneapolis affairs by the city of St. Paul has been greatly intensified. The stories about assaults upon residents of the two cities are not only much exaggerated but entirely untrue. Still there has been and is great interest in the case. Affidavits were tiled by each of the seven defendants expressing the belief that United States Commissioner McCaferty was prejudiced and they feared an impartial hearing was impossible. Arguments were heard in the matter until noon when an adjournment was taken to 2:30, without any decision having been announced. At tin* afternoon session Judge MeCaf-f 'rty announced his decision against the men for a change of venue, and at the request of the United States attorney who desired to communicate with the department at Washington before acting it was continued until August 20. MURDERED AT PLAY. Tile Cleveland Switchmen Return to Work at Lake Shore Wages. Ci.KVKi.AND, 0., June 20.—The switchmen on the Cleveland. Chicago and St. Loui# railway, and the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern railroad, returned to work this morning at what is known as Lake Shore wages. The Nickle Plate, the Valley railway, the Cleveland, Canton and Southern, and the Pennsylvania companies' yardmen are still out and express determination to remain out until they are granted at least ten hours for a day’s work at the Lake Shore scale for twelve hours' work. More Cloak-Makers and Cutters Locked Out. New York. June 20.—Another firm locked out one hundred of their cutter operatives and eloak-makers this morning, making twelve firms in all now who have locked their men out. About seven thousand men and women are idle in consequence of the strike, but they are cheerful and say they are able to hold out all summer if necessary to make the employers recognize the union. Flint Glass Works’ Scale of Wages. Pittsburg, June 20.—The flint glas: workers have presented their scale o: wages for the ensuing year and the man ufacturers have the matter under con -adoration. The scale advances wages about twelve per cent. Otis Pennington Shoots Elmer Hamilton While Out Swimming. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Blandinsville, 111., June 20.—McDonough county is terribly shocked over another murder. This time the scene of the tragedy is Blandinsville. While out swimming iii a creek near town Elmer Hamilton in sport tied the clothes of his companion, Ot is Pennington, into hard knots. This so enraged young Pennington that he immediately procured a revolver and shot Hamilton iii tin* left breast near the heart inflicting a wound from which the boy died this morning. Pennington immediately fled the country. Pennington’s age is about fourteen years and he is the son of James Pennington of this city. The murdered boy was about the same age and was a son of Thomas Hamilton. There is much excitement over the tragedy. Careless Banking Results Disastrously to the Park National, of Chicago. Chicago, June 20.—The Park National bank of this city closed its doors this morning, and a crowd of depositors now surround its place of business. The causes of the failure are not yet known. A notice posted on the door says:    “It is in charge of J. D. Sturgis, national bank examiner." Charles P. Packard is its president. It had been organized only a few' years and its stock sold at par yesterday. No statement of assets or liabilities are obtainable at this writing. The bank was not an important one, its capital stock being only 8200,000. The report of the condition of the bank on May IT last, showed loans and discounts amounting to $630,000, notes and bills rediscounted $020,000, surplus fund $21,-000, and undivided profits $18,000. The failure was not unexpected in banking circles. Its president made considerable money in that business and took charge of the bank, it is said without sufficient knowledge of banking. The result was that loan deposiis were understood to^,be conducted less strictly than conservative bankers consider necessary with the result of getting a rather poor lino of paper. President Packer insists the bank is solvent and will be re-opened soon. The government examiner refused to talk. WHY THE BANK WAS CLOSED. Washington, June 20.—The comptroller of the currency said this afternoon that his action in closing the Park National bank, of Chicago, is based on the report of the bank examiner. It appears, the comptroller says, the bank made large loans on doubtful security and some officers of the bank have been heavy borrowers on its account. The comptroller says a receiver will certainly be appointed unless there is a change in management and liberal contribution of new capital to put the bank on a sound basis. WSI THEIR CHANCE. Parnellites Fail to Grasp a Golden Opportunity. Salisbury's Narrow Escape—The Government Saved from Defeat on the Licensing Bill by the Absence of Irish Members. Knights succeeded in having the wages of the cigarmakers increased. The man who headed the shoemakers' union was little better Than a lunatic and the Knights had to expel him. This man was now ready to oppose ftlie best inter-ests of labor. All workingmen should \stand together and he (Powderly) was ready to resign in favor of Gompers if the workingmen of the country would unite under him. The Knights of Labor have bourne insult and misrepresentation in silence long enough. Hereafter they will strike back when attacked. MR. NEWGASS’ BID. THE FATAL DROP. Mr. ami Mrs. Potts Hung for Murder at Elko, Nevada. Elko, June 20.—Josiah Potts and his wife Elisabeth were hanged at 10:43 this morning for the murder of Miles Fawcett in July, 1888. This place has been in a fever of excitement over the execution and people began pouring in from the country at an early hour. Over sixteen women applied for perm ii s to witness the execution but the sheriff refused them. The conduct of Mrs. Potts for the last five days has been an alternation of hysterical crying, screaming and swearing at her husband. Owing to apprehension of trouble on the part of Mrs. Potts the officials have kept the hour of execution secret. Yesterday morning Mrs. Potts attempted suicide by gnashing her wrists, but was prevented from further injury to herself by the vigilance of tho death watch. After the reading of the death warrant Mrs. Potts earnestly ejaculated: “I am innocent and God knows it,” and her husband reiterated the remark. On the scaffold they bore themselves with bravery unexpected by those iii attendance. After they were bound Potts made several most earnest endeavors to clasp the hand of his wife without success. Finally a touch on her wrist caused her to turn her eyes toward his and this mute appeal of love cause their lips to meet for one free moment. They repeated their assertion of innocence and while tile clergyman wras saying “Put your trust in God" the trap was sprung and all was soon over. The Englishman's Bld for Lottery Privileges Now Before the Louisiana Legislature. Baton Rouge, June 20.—Tho New-gass bill, offering $1,250,000 a year for lottery privileges, has just been introduced in the house by Mr. Pipes, of Feliciana. Air. Shattuck denounces the New-gass proposition and claims it as an infant born of a black-mailing scheme. He says Newman, of New Orleans, wanted to get into the Alorris scheme, but as he had not succeeded in doing so, he (Newman) would go as high as $5,000,000 with Xew-gass’ money, which was five thousand miles away on tin1 other side of the Atlantic. The Alorris lottery bill engrossed and passed to ing in the house, tho to 34. The anti-lottery members claim that the governor will veto the lottery measure and that its friends can not secure the necessary two-thirds to pass it over tin' veto. was yesterday its third read-vote being 02 VICTIMS OF THE TEMPEST. A St. Joseph Man Meets a Peculiar Death During a Storm. Kansas City, June 20.—Severe electric storms accompanied by much rain and heavy winds, prevailed last night in northeastern Kansas, and western Mis-souri. At Atchison the rain fall was exceptionally heavy. Water forced itself in the water mains, several of which bursted and flooded cellars all along Commercial street. At St. Joseph, Missouri, the rain fell in torrents and flooded the streets and bursted several sewers. Joseph C. Coombs while attempting to keep an inlet clear, was overcome by the force of the water and carried into a sewer. London, June 20.—The government's narrow escape from defeat last night was a timely lesson. The ministers would nave been beaten on the most important measure now before the house but for the timely arrival from Ascott of Lord Hartington and a little band of five tory ’squires, who had been hurriedly summoned by telegraph, and the no less timely absence of several Parnellites. The government was taken by surprise and the whips were caught napping. The radicals, who are ever on the alert, saw the chance and seized it with avidity. Storey, of Sunderland, the great radical newspaper owner, w as the last speaker when the licensing bill was last discussed in committee on Tuesday. He had not finished his speech when the committee arose and. according to the time-honored usages of parliament, he was to resume when the committee took up the bill again. But the radicals had counted noses, saw the opposition had a majority of those present, and it was decided by a hasty council of war that Storey should not resume his speech and that the talking should all be left to the tories. To the astonishment of the ministers nobody spoke at all, and the most obnoxious clause in the licensing bill was about to be put to a vote with the certainty of defeat and the consequent dropping of the bill. Just at this critical moment Hartington and the bevy of sporting squires walked in and the government was saved by a majority of four. The ministerial victory was really due to the nationalists, the most unrelenting enemies the government has in the house. Before the house went into committee they were peppering Balfour with questions about his Irish policy, and their blood was warmed up for alight. Balfour and his few supporters encouraged them, knowing that every moment was precious and that a trainload of their friends might arrive from Ascot before Storey's expected speech would be over. The Irishmen played into Balfour's hands and missed tin' only chance they have ever got of throwing him out of office. The radicals are angry and freely express their disgust with the Parnellites’ lack of judgment. It now leaks out that some of the younger Irishmen were enjoying themselves at Ascot Heath instead of being in their places in the house. This is the explanation of Archbishop Walsh’s sharp rebuke of the absentees in this morning’s Dublin Freeman's Journal. There is consternation in their ranks to-day, and angry telegrams from their constituents are pouring in on them, demanding an explanation. Henry Labouchere was also among those whose love of horseflesh overcame their political feelings. His radical brethren who are not sports are very wroth with Labby. Lord Salisbury, it is said, settled the Newfoundland fishery troubles by conceding to France entire control of Madagascar and a free hand in Siam. In return France will give up the rights given her in Newfoundland by the treaty of Utrecht. This will evoke another jingo wail over the “surrender of British interests'’ and the premier will be accused of basely truckling to France. But, if the report should turn out to be true, he will have succeeded in entirely satisfying the Newfoundlanders and putting France in a more amiable mood iii regard to Egypt. On the whole, the common sense of England will sustain him and he w ill have enhanced hi: reputation as the one English statesman who is really skilled in foreign diplomacy. With France and Germany satisfied he will be free to deal with the serious home troubles which confront him and to prepare at his leisure for the next election. LOTS OF LOGS. People of St. Cloud Just a Little Apprehensive of Danger—Resolutions. St. Cloud, Minn., June 20.—One hundred million feet of logs coming down the river, and the water constantly rising, some anxiety is being felt by lumbermen concerning the safety of the boom. The sheer boom above the city broke last night and allowed the logs to jam against the railroad bridge piers. Rivermen say that this jam will not break until loosened, and that the logs in the boom here are safe. The jam now' extends above Sauk Rapids and the entire river is a solid mass of logs. The saw mills at this point have over 1.000,000 feet in the drive now* here, which they cannot sort. but this will be no loss, as they can exchange with Minneapolis parties who have logs in the later drives. Every effort is being made by the St. Cloud Boom company to avert impending danger. An endeavor is being made to open a channel on the west side through the jam. and thus open a way through which logs can be run. WORK OF RESCUERS AT DUNBAR. Much Remains to Be Done Before the Imprisoned Miners Can Be Reached. Dunbar. Pa., June 20.—After working with all possible energy all night the relief parties find this morning that is still one hundred and thirty feet of slate and coal to go through before the imprisoned miners can be reached. No more tapping has been heard, but it is thought that the imprisoned men will he reached by nine or ten o'clock to-night. Pittsburg, June 20.—A Leader reporter has just arrived from Dunbar and states that there is positively no truth in the statement that signals from the entombed miners were heard by the rescuing party last evening or during the night. He says that the mine suporin-tendent telegraphed this morning to the officials of the Dunbar Furnace company in Philadelphia that he did not ex poet to reach the men before Sunday, and that there is now no hope whatever that they will he found alive. The distance to be dug at ten o’clock this morning was about one hundred and thirty feet through rock, ribs, slate aud coal. Only three men can work at a time and progress is necessarily slow. SHASTA’S MISSING PEAK. A Plausible Explanation (iiveil for Its Strange Disappearance. San Francisco, Cal., June 20.— Local scientists are greatly interested in the dispatch from Redding announcing that one of the peaks of Mount Shasta had disappeared.    ♦ Prof. George Davidson, of the United States geological and coast survey gave a plausible explanation of tin' disappearance of a part of old Shasta. He said "My opinion is that the large mass of accumulated ice and snow has fallen away from the mountain top, thus changing the appearance of things from below. In the summer time, when the ice and snow melt away, masses of rock are continually falling away from the steep side? of the summit. It is quite likely that an unusually large mass of ice had formed, and, in falling, carried with it a part of the rocky summit, thus changing the outline of the mountain top.” POLITICAL. A WRECK REPORTED. An Iowa Central Vestibule Train Derailed Near Mason City. No Particulars of the Damage Can be Learned—The Corner Stone of Adams County’s Court House Laid —General Iowa News. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Mason City, la.. June 20.— A tremendous rain fell over this section last night. A dispatch has just reached this city to the effect that the vestibule train coming north over the Iowa Central has just been derailed ten miles south of this city. It was due here at four o'clock. No particulars can yet be learned. Night trams over the Milwaukee are all delayed. Up to IO a. rn. they have not arrived at this station. Base Ball Matters at Des Moines. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Dt> Moines Juno 20.—At a meeting of the base ball directors to-day arrangements were made to pay the [flayers tomorrow, and prominent merchants have made a guarantee which will enable the club to finish the season. Also the citizens assure better patronage in the future and the prospects look bright as those in charge are men of means and will not let matters fall through. Had Enjoyed the Full Confidence. Etc. Dubuque. la.. June 20.—P. W. Kramer, for tin' past twenty-three years yardmaster for the Illinois Central railroad for this city, had a quarrel with a yardman named Connell. The matter got into the justice's court, aud in tin' testimony given it leaked out that the long-trusted foreman is charged with habitual pilfering from the cars of the company. One of Kramer’s own witnesses testified to the fact of taking stolen grain to Kramer's residence. The disclosures created quite a sensation, and, on the strength of the accusations made, the road's attorney, AY. J. Knight, had a warrant issued for Kramer's arrest. A Counterfeiter’*, Sentence. Keokuk, June, 29.—Judge Silicas, in th*' I iii ted States district court, administered a stinging rebuke to William ll Sheppard, who was arrested last March for counterfeiting ton cent pieces. Sheppard pleaded guilty and asked for th*' mercy of the court. The judge lived the penalty at SI and costs and a term of eighteen months iii the penitentiary, and then suspended sentence during good behavior. This action of the judge created a sensation in the court room. Ail Excursion From Creston. [Special to Th** Hawk-Eye.] Creston, la.. June 20.—An excursion of Creston people took a special train to Corning this afteroon to participate iii the cermouies of laying th** corner stone of the new Adams County court house. A delegation of Knights of Pythias also occupied a car on the train aud will be entertained by Corning Sir Knights tonight. A Farmer ARftanlted. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Muscatine. June 20.—John Haney, a farmer residing east of th*' city, was assaulted by an unknown party last night and frightfully bruised and cut about the head while on his way home. He is unable to see this morning. He remembers being struck on the back of the head, hut by whom he does not know’. Twelve Cows Killed by Lightning. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Muscatine, la.. June 20.—Andrew Cochrane, residing ten miles west of Muscatine, had twelve cows killed by a stroke of lightning this morning. They were standing near a wire fence. Congressman Doliiver Unanimously Nominated to Succeed Himself. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Boone, la., June 20.—The republican congressional convention of the Tenth district this afternoon unanimously nominated J. P. Doliiver to succeed himself. A Number of Persons Killed. Dixon, 111., June 20.—A tornado swept a portion of this county early this evening doing terrible damage. In the village of Sublette many buildings were destroyed, four persons killed and others injured. In the outlying country many farm houses were damaged and people more or less hurt. In Brooklyn township a school house w’as wrecked, eighteen children being injured, how seriously has not yet been learned. London’s New Chief of Police. London, June 20.—Colonel Bradford, political under-secretary for the Indian office, w'as announced in the commons today as the successor of Munro as chief of the metropolitan force. Hanged for the Murder of His Family, Quebec, June 20.—Fritz Gubers w’as hanged in the jail yard here this morning. The crime for w hich he suffered was the murder in February last of his w’ife, two children and mother-in-law, whom he hacked to pieces in a most brutal manner with an ax. Struck by Lightning. Boscobe, AVis., June 20.—A severe electrical storm prevailed over this vicinity last night and considerable damage was done near Muscoda. John Miller’s house was struck by lightning and hi: family prostrated. All will recover. Murderer Hanged. Belleville, 111., June 20.—Peter Edward Davis, who murdered his paramour's husband, was hanged here at eight o’clock this morning. Ile declared his innocence to the last. Crops Washed Away. St. Charles, Minn., June 20.—A great hail storm in this vicinity AVednes-day did great damage to all kinds of crops. The storm was followed by the heaviest rainfall in ten years and farms already stripped by the hail were washed of everything movable. Brevities by Cable. Paris, June 20.—The king of Dahomey is negotiating with France for the establishment of peace between the two countries. Lisbon, June 20.—Colonel Machado, the new governor of Mozambique, has arrived at his post. The colony is everywhere tranquil. Sofia, June 20.—The court of cassation has confirmed the sentences passed upon Major Panitza and the other conspirators who were found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government of Bulgaria._ GOMPERS VS. POWDERLY. Iowa Democratic* Central Committee. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, la.. June 20.—The democratic state central committee had a harmonious session here to-day, ten districts being represented. Cedar Rapids was chosen as the place and August sixth as the date of the coming state convention. Robbed a Postoffice. Woodbury, K. J., June 20.—Three burglars were surprised by the police early this morning while breaking in the postoffice. They tied, with the officers in hot pursuit, and many shots were exchanged. After an exciting race and a fierce struggle one of the burglars was captured. The burglars had about completed the job and were on the point of leaving with their booty. A Verdict of Not Guilty. Chicago, June 20.—The jury in the ease of Corcoran and Alderman-elect Abee, who were on trial for alleged wholesale election frauds during the last election, returned a verdict acquittin g the prisoners._ RAILROAD FATALITIES. Hrakemen’s Strike Settled. Pittsburg. June 20.—The strike of the through brakemen on the Monon gahela division of the Pennsylvania railroad was settled to-day. the men accepting the proposition of the officials for a slight advance._ A Bookmaker’s Safe Robbed Kansas City, June 20.—The safe of Lewis M. Biler. a bookmaker, w'as opened last night and $3,000 in cash. 8500 worth of diamonds and about $300 in notes stolen.    _ Contract Laborers Detained. New York, June 20.—Six Italians and twenty Hungarian immigrants were detained at the barge office to-day on suspicion that they were contract laborers. No table should be without a bottle of Angostura Bitters, the world renow I cd Appetizer of exquisite flavor. Beware of counterfeits. _ The Lake Front Gets the Fair. Chicago, June 20.—The directors for the world's fair have formally declared a preference for the lake front. Chapter I: Weak, tired, no appetite. ----*    —    ...    ....    -I    Chapter    &    TookHood’s Saraiparilhu The postoffice appropriation bill and J Chapter 3t Strong, cherful. hungry. A New York Express on the B. & O. Goes Over an Embankment. Baltimore, June 20.—The New York express was wrecked at two o'clock this morning at Childs' Station on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Bishop Keene, of the Catholic university at Washing-ton, and Harry E. Kelley, son of congressman Kelley, of Arkansas, were among those seriously injured. Bishop Keene was cut about the head and body and badly bruised. Ralph Ingalls, a son of Senator Ingalls, is among those slightly injured. Two sleepers were thrown down an embankment, the fireman was killed and Charles Askeunem, chief engineer of the Staten Island Rapid Transit road, was so seriously injured that he died before he could be carried to Philadelphia. Another account of the Baltimore and Ohio accident says Charles A. C. Ken-peit. of New York, aud John McNamara. of Philadelphia, were the persons killed. No one else wras seriously injured. The wreck w’as caused by the breaking of the main rod on the fireman's side. It crashed through the cab, killing him in stantly. The engineer jumped down and crouched behind the fire box. Immediately afterward the rod on his side gave way and tore that side of the cab to pieces, and the engine then left the rails carrying the cars with it. A Novel Rabbit Trap. Bloomington, 111., June 20.—J. W Funk, a farmer of Heyworth, is one of the 14,000 inventors who are competing for the prize of $125,000 offered by the government of New South Wales for the trap which may be decided to be most likely to be effective in ridding that country of its fearful pest of crop-destroying rabbits. He has received a let- An Illinois Cyclone. Cornell, IU., June 20.—A tornado passed west of here in a path eighty rod? w ide and about four miles in length. Everything in its path was either totally wrecked or badly damaged. Four people were seriously, probably fatally, injured and several others slightly hurt. The storm first struck the house of S. Plymier. tearing it to pieces and terribly injuring Mr. Plymier. The residences of Wm. Vindcomp and J. M. Bradley were wrecked and outbuildings destroyed and Vindcomp and Bradley were slightly hurt. The house and barn of Win. Sut-liff was badly damaged but the family escaped with but few' bruises. The most extensive wras at W. D. Connors. His house barn and other outbuildings were completely demolished and Mr. Conner and his wife received fatal injuries. A school house a short distance east of here was blown all to pieces, not a timber being left standing. Fortunately, school w'as not in session at the time. A son of Mr. Morrison was badly hurt by falling debris. At C. C. Leonard's place the house and outbuildings w'ere badly damaged. and one of his boys was probably fatally hurt and three others slightly injured. _ To Dispel Colds, Headaches and Fevers, to cleanse the system effectually, yet gently, w'hen costive 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._ Will Banquet the World’s Fair Commissioners. Chicago, June 20.—Arrangements are completed for the reception and banquet to the World's Fair commissioners by the citizens of Chicago next Thursday evening. Besides the national and state commissioners there have been invited the members of President Harrison's cabinet, Chief Justice Fuller. Justice Harlan and Governor Fifer._ Free samples of Dr. Miles’ Restorative Nervine at J. H. Witte’s drug store. Cures Headache, Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Neuralgia, Fits, etc. Chicago's Population. Chicago, June 20.—The Journal this afternoon says Census Enumerator Colbert unwillingly gave Ifs reporter the approximate number of people living in th s city, and it states this namber at 1,250,000. _ No one who has headache can afford to be without Hoffman's Harmless Headache Powders at Henry’s. The Latter Defends the Knights of Labor from th** Former’s Attacks. New York, June 20.—Grand Master Workman Powderly, of the Knights of Labor, this afternoon sent President Gompers, of the American Federation of Labor, a letter in which he agreed to meet the latter on the stage at Cooper Union to-night for a discussion of the difference between the Knights and the Federation. He added that Gompers was in error in his letter of yesterday iii saying the Knights had been preparing for this meeting for several weeks. He (Powderly) had no intention until Monday evening of taking up the subject of charges against the Knights emanating from the headquarters of the federation. He said he would talk on other matters, but in defferenee to Gompers' wishes will first discuss the subject at issue, allow Gompers some time to reply and then take up the other matters. He denied emphatically that his invitation to Gompers was in the character of a challenge. Gompers issued a written reply to the effect that he believed Powderly never expected his *’challenge” to be accepted or. if accepted, the idea was to entrap him (Gompers) into a packed meeting. He accuses Powderly of being a petty forger and double-dealer. "He adds that he was ready at meeting or anywhere else to repeat and prove all he said about the Knights. Gompers was not present at the meeting of the Knights of Labor to-night. Cooper Union was crowded, and many people who were unable to gain admittance attended an overflow meeting outside the hall. After reading Gompers’ letter Mr. Powderly invited Warner to take the platform. Warner said as this was a regular meeting of the executive board for specific purposes it would not be proper to adopt Gompers' suggestions to give him half the time of the meeting for a purpose not contemplated in the call. At this point about two hundred men rose. as if by prearrangement, and left the hall. Powderly thereupon said: “All who desire to leave will please do so, as there are hundreds outside who cannot get in.” This was received with great cheers. Powderly then spoke on the insinuations made against the management of the Knights of Labor and read documents showing they were the first to to suggest the eight hour principles. Ip the future they would continue in the eight hour movement to help those who are willing to help themselves. He went Into an analysis of the statement of the membership of the fed- Hancock County (111.) Prohibitionists*. [Special to Tile Hawk-Eye.] Carthage, 111., June 20.—The prohibitionists of Hancock county will hold a county convention at Carthago.Saturday, June 28th, to nominate county officers and select delegates to various conventions. tVill be Heard at Washington. Chicago, June 20.—Th** western railroads have been advised by the interstate commerce commission that they will be heard at Washington on July 8 if they desire to show cause whv the rates on grain and food products from Kansas. Nebraska and Missouri river points to Chicago and should not be reduced. The commission has reported to the senate that th** present twenty cent rate on corn from the Missouri river should be reduced to seventeen cents: that th** rate from Kansas and Nebraska points should be reduced two cents and rates on other grains should be the same as those on corn. A Large Clans Ordained. Baltimore, June 20.—Cardinal Gibbons, assisted by President Magnien. of St. Mary's seminary, and Rev. J. R. Slattery, ordained to-day the largest class of candidates that ever flied into the cathedral. Among them were:    J. H. Conley, of Lincoln, Nebraska, deacon: E. C. Kniery. of Peoria, Illinois.acolytes; IL V. Malone,of Davenport. Iowa, lector F. J. Huot. of Davenport, Iowa. tonsure J. J. Cassiday. of Davenport, Iowa. Thomas W. Palmer Recommended. Springfield, 111., June 20.—At a largely attended meeting of business men to-day interested in the success of the world’s Columbian exposition of 1893, resolutions were adopted urging on the national commissioners the selection of Hon. Thomas W. Palmer, of Michigan, as president of the commission, commanding him as a man fit in every way for the place. _ The American Riflemen. Hamburg. June 20.—The Hamburg Rifle Association have made extensive preparations to welcome the American riflemen who are corning from New York on the Ham burg-Amor jean line steamer Wieland to take part in the Berlin festival. A contest bas been arranged to take place here between five of the New York riflemen and five members of the Hamburg club for a challenge cup. New Gold for Export. York, June 20.—Heidelbach. eration and asserted a large apparent ___________ membership was made up by claiming I does being a widow make tile Knights of Labor as members of the J she was a young girl again? federation. The first trouble between the organizations occurred when the Ickeiheimer & Co. order $255,000 gold bars for shipment to En rope to-morrow. Total ordered this week, $1,004,059: total since June 13th. $2,504,659. Spever A Co. have cancelled their order of yesterday for $250,000 gold for export. Fourth of J aly Excursion. Tickets between all Burlington route stations east of the Missouri river on sale July 3 and 4th, good for return till July 7, one fare for round trip. Why is it that a woman who has a husband and who does not care for her personal appearance will begin to fix up and look dressy as soon as he is dead? Is it because her husband would not let her have the money when he was alive, or her feel as if young girl again0 Killed l>y Wliittky. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Muscatine, la., June 29.—Teddy, the ix year old son of Constable Hogan, got hold of a bottle of w’hisky last night, drank it and died at eleven o’clock today. Bound Over Without Bail. Mason City, la., J tine 20.—Thomas Lee had his preliminary hearing yesterday on the charge of attempting to murder Policeman Carroll. The prisoner was bound over without bail. Vetoed an Original Package Ordinance. Cedar Rapids, la., June 20.—Mayor Snauflir has vetoed the ordinance passed by the city council licensing original package establishments. There is no probability that the ordinance will he passed over the mayor's veto. Of Interest to Druggists. Keokuk, June 20.—A case that occupied considerable time in the United States district court yesterday was that of tin* United States vs. Dr. VV rn. Plunkett. of Yarmouth, Iowa, in which lie is charged with violating th** internal revenue laws by keeping and selling alcohol without a license. It was proven, and not denied, that sales were made by the the defendant, who is not only a physician, but also a druggist. A quantity of alchol was sold to a school teacher, who said he wanted it to demonstrate to hi • •lass the dangerous effects of alcohol. The jury were out for several hours but came in again and asked Judgf Shiras for further instruction as to whether one sale would constitute a violation of the revenue law. Judge Shira said if two men would meet in the road and one should -ell the other a drink of whisky from his bottle, that would not make a cast* against, the seller, but if a man should go into an open saloon and see the keeper <**11 a man a drink, that would be evidence that In* was a retailer. Accordingly the jury went out again and after considerable delay returned a verdict that Plukett wa- not guilty. MASKED ROBBERS. Tile* Railway Agent at Vide, Iowa, Compelled to Turn Over Valuable**. Ft. Madison, la., June 20.—About 10:30 o’clock Wednesday night while th* temporary agent at the Vide railroad station. L. T. Fread. wa* engaged in reporting the night train, two masked men entered the station and ordered his hand - up. He declined, but a revolver was presented and the agent changed hi mind. He then surrendered to them two American express packages containing in the aggregate the sum of $9.45. They then ordered him to turn hi- pockets which contained $51 belonging to tin company and a watch, but just at thi-point Mrs. Jones, the wife of the regular agent, who was absent, and who resides on the second floor of the station house, hearing the noise bdow opened a door to investigate the case. Thi- lucky occurrence frightened the robbers and they made good their escape with the booty, and have not yet been apprehended. WITH POMP AND CEREMONY. For a disordered lirer try Beecbam’s Pills. Corner Stone of the Adam* County Court Houwe Laid at Corning, Iowa. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Corning. la.. June 20.—The corner stone of the Adams county new court bouse was laid to-day by the Masonic fraternity. the grand master of Iowa being master of ceremonies. The city was clothed in holiday at ti re. and large crowds from the country and -urrounding town? and cities participated in the festivities When completed the court house will cost nearly forty thousand dollars. HAWKEYE GLANCES. gona Thursday. Twenty students will graduate—eight in the normal course and twelve in the commercial. Prof. Gilchrist preached the baccalaureate sermon to the graduating class Sunday, and was listened to by a large and appreciative audience. Will Attend the Enc.enia.—The bishops of low'a and North Dakota will attend the centennial encaenia, or commencement of the university of Kings college. Windsor, Nova Scotia, on the 26th of June. This college, founded by royal letters patent granted by George III. and confirmed by George IV, is the oldest British colonial college and has numbered among its distinguished graduates Sir John Inglis, the hero of the relief of Lucknow, and the celebrated Judge llaliburton. known so well by his early humorous writings, issued under the nom de plume of ’’Sam Slick”—the earliest delineation of Yankee humor in trans-Atlantic literature. Keokuk Medical College. — Since the trouble last spring in the Keokuk Medical college an entire new faculty has been chosen. The following well known medical men will compose tin* faculty at the fiftieth session of this institution: J. C. Hughes, D. ll. Hillis and Carl I.Gram-mie. of Keokuk; J. J. M. An gear, of Chicago: VY. M. L. Brosius. of Gallatin, Mo.; Thos. L. Mcllvaine, of Peoria. IU.; VV’. T. Eckley, of Fort Madison, la.: Si Reuben Woods, of Quincy, IU.;Chas. II. S. Hamil. of Champaign, IU.; Robert Stephenson. of Centerville, la.: Joseph F. Perkins, of Now York City, and William Ballinger, of Keokuk, Professor of Medical Jurisprudence. In Search of Truth. [Written for Tin: Hawk-Eye.) In their ardent desire for truth and after discussing th*' best and most expe-dious way of obtaining it. Socrates and four of his friends decided that the strictest intercommunion and th** closest seclusion would soonest bring them to the longed for goal. They therefore rented a room, vowing to remain apart from the world until they should have discovered at least on*' great truth:and for the furtherance of their project they swore to observe the most rigid veracity in their speech and conduct. On tin* first day of their seclusion Diogenes, who had been persuaded to join the party solely on account of its object ami who was accustomed to a great deal of fresh air. threw open all the windows which caused Aristides, who was then very old. to sneeze violently and to complain that Diogenes was thinking unix of his own comfort* when he opened all th*' xvindows at the risk of giving pneumonia, pleurisy and other agonizing and fatal diseases to the rest of th** party. Diogenes—I am likewise thinking of their health, Aristides, for frosh air is beneficial too and necessary for both young and old, and indeed. I am the only man iii Athens who rightly appreciates and acts upon this truth. Aristides—(Sneezing and blowing his nose.) This presumption, * you should say. Diogenes. Socrates—This assumption, you mean, Diogenes; hut methinks for one who so alues fresh air you show a strange eon-ernpt for water though you do live in a nil). Diogenes—I I iv** up to my convictions, Socrates, and few, if any, dose. Fresh air a necessity—without it there would be no health, either of body or of mind. Do you follow in*'. Soc rati s? Socrates—I do, and am of your opinion, Diogenes. Diogenes—Fresh air being ii necessity iud water only a luxury. I live excliis-vely in tin* former. I am a poor man, Socrates, and cannot afford luxuries— asides, my object being to find an honest man. extreme bathing would waste my valuable time, interfere with my vocation md extinguish my lantern, if I were ibsent-ininded enough to take it into the bath with me. Do you apprehend me. Socrates? Socrates—Undoubtedly, Diogenes, but— Diogenes—But me no buts. Socrates, I know whereof I speak and my arguments are unanswerable. Socrates—At least allow me to attempt a reply. Diogenes. Diogenes—Why should I encourage you to bring ridicule upon yourself?— there is no reply possible. Aristides—(Who has been dozing, awakening with a start.) Very true,— very true;—no reply possible, no reply possibly. I flog**lies—(Triumphantly,) Aristides, the just, upholds rn**. Socrates—Aristides was asleep and knew not what was said. Aristides—(Indignantly.) Y’ou speak hastily and like a fool, Socrates; I was wrapt in meditation which the vulgar might mistake for sleep, but I lost no word of what was said. Truly, your wife's temper ha- infected you. Diogenes -(Raising his eyes to heaven.) His wife — ah, Aristide, do not mention that much abused woman!—’tis trite she rail-—but has she not cause? When did Socrates so much as light a fir**, or bring in a -tick of wood, or even put up the clothes-line? Xantippc does all the work; from early morning till late at night Socrates is in th** sqnares ami porticoes and groves of Athens, blit when In* returns—no matter how late in the evening—and no hot supper awaits him—ye gods, how h*- -wears! Once being left in charge of the baby for a few moments he cruelly arid carelessly sat upon it thereby nearly causing its death. I arn also credibly informed that he makes constant personal applications of that which the governor of North Carolina -aid unto the governor of South Carolina and— So*raten (greatly excited)—'Tis false! I never drink! Hate), Phidias, speak for me! During th** latter part of t he conversation Pluto and Phidias, who hitherto had been matching pennies in a corner,—solely from an artistic point, of view,—had drawn near the group where the latter has speedily lost himself in the contemplation of Socrates. To his master’s appeal Plato had only murmured from force of habit; “Undoubtedly, Socrates,” —at which that philosopher had turned impatiently to Phidias and meeting his fixed gaze had angrily exclaimed: Socrates pray what are yen staring at Phidias? Phidias, ‘(reflectively) I am staring at your nos** Socrates, arid Lmu-t say a more insignificant, impudent, preposterous nose never met my gaze. This was the last    Goaded    to desperation. Socrates flew at Phidias, Diogenes came to his rescue, and Plato joining his mast cr, the tight became general. Ari-tides tieing to * old to move from his chair, urged on Diogenes by shuffling with his feet, tapping on the floor with his staff, and by inarticulate exclamations of encouragement. In the medley Diogenes' lantern was overturned and broken arid darkness added to the confusion. The loss of the dear companion of his wanderings incited the sage to more vigorous exertions, and the noise became terrific that the people in the house ran their heads out of their windows and called loudly for the police, who. as usual in those day, were long in coming. However, after all the furniture had been smashed and the combatants nearly exhausted, the watch arrived and marched them all to the nearest station house, where they begged piteously to be placed iii solitary confinement, and here they meditated and discovered this bit of wisdom, that to make deadly enemies of all mankind you have but to speak the truth. E. TREFFERT DUY KRO UH. Knights Templar Encampment.— The annual encampment of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templars of the state of Iowa will be held at Spirit Lake, Iowa, August 18 to 22 inclusive Commencement at Algona.—Com mencement exercises of You see Where Will Thi** Thins Stop? From the Detroit Tribune. The “original package” business is disgusting decent people everywhere, and if it is in the power of congress to put an end to it no time should be lost In do- _____ Fits, spasms, St. Vitus dance, ne ness and hysteria are soon cored by the Northern I Miles’ Nervine. Free samples at J* Iowa normal school will be held at Al- | Witte’s drag store. ;

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  • Charles Askeunem
  • Charles P. Packard
  • Colonel Bradford
  • Colonel Machado
  • Delia T. S. Parnell
  • Elmer Hamilton
  • F. J. Huot
  • Fritz Gubers
  • George Davidson
  • George Iii
  • George Iv
  • Harry E. Kelley
  • Henry Labouchere
  • Il V. Malone
  • J. D. Sturgis
  • J. J. Cassiday
  • J. J. M
  • J. Knight
  • J. M. Bradley
  • J. R. Slattery
  • J. W Funk
  • James A. Minor
  • James Pennington
  • John Haney
  • John Inglis
  • John Mcnamara
  • John Miller
  • Joseph C. Coombs
  • Joseph F. Perkins
  • Josiah Potts
  • Judgf Shiras
  • Lewis M. Biler
  • Lord Hartington
  • Lord Salisbury
  • M. L. Brosius
  • Otis Pennington Shoots Elmer Hamilton
  • Peter Edward Davis
  • Ralph Ingalls
  • Robert Stephenson
  • S. Hamil
  • Si Reuben Woods
  • Simpson Chester
  • Stewart Parnell
  • T. Eckley
  • Thomas Hamilton
  • Thomas Lee
  • Thomas W. Palmer
  • William Ballinger
  • William Ll Sheppard
  • William Pitt Murray
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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye

Location: Burlington, Iowa

Issue Date: June 21, 1890

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