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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye July 22, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - July 22, 1890, Burlington, Iowa may rn the trej yond ground dasher- concerned andred Fftli atl o-morrow reunion a iusur* ot he mon* It Mars. -created I Libert >r two maut' Horning Island. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 1890. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. BEATEN TO DEATH. Horrible Story of Cruelty to a Crippled Child at Oskaloosa. Jetmie Webb’s Death Caused by Inhuman Treatment Received at the Hands of Her Mother and Sister—Mob Vengeance Threatened. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Oskaloosa, la., July 21 —About six weeks ago the city police were notified that a family by the name of Webb, living in the west part of town. were abusing their six-year-old crippled child. An investigation was made, blit not sufficient charges were proven to demand any ar rests. Again last week information was filed and the family arrested, this time the father and stepmother were released, but a stepsister twenty years old was convicted bf assault and fined §100. In of the same she was sentenced to jail, but being in an advanced stage of pregnancy the sentence was suspended. The neighbors testify that after that the cruel treatment increased, and early Sunday morning the child died. As soon as the news of this spread over town a movement was made to bring justice by the quickest means, and a special patrol had to be placed at the house to prevent violence. Five of our leading physicians were summoned by the coroner and a post mortem examination was made this afternoon. After third sitting of the coroner's jury testimonies were finished and a ver-rcndered as follows:    “The said upon their oaths do say that we find Jennie Webb’s death was the t of cruel and inhuman treatment at hands of Sarah E. Webb and Anna and we recommend that they be to answer to the crime of murder, while we have not sufficient evidence )ld Arthur Webb, we consider him able and boite that in some way he receive his just deserts.-’ It is said treatment the child received is be-description. It was pounded with bed slats, mob sticks, churn dishrags, and pokers, aud made sleep on a pill' of straw in an out . Webb is a street ear driver married Mrs. Ansel about a year both having families. In* three finland she seven. It is the most brutal ever recorded in Oskaloosa® his-and our little city is in a fearful of excitement. THE TURNERS AT DAVENPORT. ose of the Athletic Contests—The Prizes Awarded. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Davem’okt. la., July 21.—Tile four-biennial festival of the Upper ppi Turabozirk was concluded as far as to 1 lie athletic program . There was a good attend-at the grounds though not so great the crush of Sunday.41 The festival unmarred by accident and was high-successful. At Turner hall this jug the great band concert iven    which    was    attended    by of people and interspersed athletic feats by tin* Turners: was followed by the awarding of and a ball    which    occupied    the The following arc the awards: general athletics: Davenport Turn-first place. Des Moines second, t bird. field    sports:    First    group—John , Jr.. Davenport, first prize, Siemers second. Chris Wabbert Otto Reich fourth. Second group Malchau, Davenport, first prize; ll. Northwest Davenport, second; Filii. Rock Island, third: Siemsen fourth. Third group Davenport, first prize; it t if Ii. Rock Island, second; II. third: Chris Walden., fourth jump—Wm. Siemsen, and John .    first:    Jacob    Reittich.    C. Otto Reiche, second, athletics—John Kau lima un, Win. Siemsc'n. second: Hugo Davenport, third, tinging contest double quartets entered: Haven port first prize, Island second. Des Moines third. will be devoted to a f rater - and drives about the city. the et in this enumeration. The state census of 1885 gave Fort Dodge 4,552. The census just completed, covering a period when the city has grown as steadily as at any other time in her history, shows an increase of only 318. The United States census of 1880 gave Fort Dodge 3,586 inhabitants and in the five years from then to the state census a gain of 966 was recorded. The figures of 1890 show a total gain over those of 1880 of 1,284. It is generally conceded that the returns ought to show a population of 5,500.     *_ COMMENCEMENT AT SHENANDOAH. The Graduation Exercises in Progress— Many In Attendance. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Shenandoah, Iowa, July 21.—The annual commencement exercises of the Western Normal college at this place commenced last night with the baccalaureate address in the new College Chapel, by Hon. W. R. Myers of Indiana. The hall was beautifully decorated and though very large, several hundred people were turned away, unable to gain admission. As the various classes, which are very large, marched In and took their places, it was an inspiring sight, nearly every state in the union was represented. An immense chorus of singers assisted by the new pipe organ and orchestra furnished the music. Captain Myers, the speaker, was the picture of robust health and had no trouble in making every one hear him. It was a masterly effort from one of Indiana's distinguished citizens. Our little city is full of visitors, hundreds of old students having returned for commencement. The good people of Shenandoah have thrown open wide the doors of their hospitable homes and invite all visitors to make themselves at home. To-night occurred the graduation of the music class. Everything bids fair for the grandest week in the wonderful history of the Western Normal college. SENATORS TALE TARIFF. Mr; Voorhees Argues at Length Against the McKinley Measure. The House Adjourns Out of Respect to the Memory of the Late Representative Walker, of Missouri—General Washington News. A Bountiful Crop Assured. Red Oak, la., July 21.—A splendid crop rain set it at elevon o'clock Friday night and fell steadily and gently all day Saturday, soaking into the ground nicely instead of running off in streams. A good crop of corn is now assured, where before there were grave fears of total failure or a very short crop. This county has never yet had a failure of crops. Tho dry weather of this summer, following three unsually dry summers, had begun to make the farmers feel fearful of failure. Fanners have in many instances been hauling water for stock, mid pastors had burned brown. This fine rain puts things right again. Small fruit farmers have suffered severely from the drouths. Raspberries and blackberries promised heavy yield, but were withered and dried up by the drouth. Hay is a short crop. Small grain is better in yield and superior in quality. * A Narrow Escape. Four Madison. July 21.—On Saturday evening Mr. Cline, traveling representative of the firm of Kulm & Co., of our city, came near losing his life. He was driving a thresher traction engine over the Mud creek bridge, on the Augusta road, w hen the structure gave way beneath the weight. The driver wras buried in the sand under the engine. So fast was he held that he had to be dug from ins unpleasant position with spades. Fortunately he fell in a manner that prevented a fatal crushing and the dry condition of the creek made drowning impossible. Mr. Cline thinks he had a narrow call, however, and is glorious over his escape from the undesirable death. Sunday Ball Players Arrested. Keo Ken, la.. July 21.—Nines composed of employes of the Constitution-Democrat and Gate City went over the river yesterday afternoon and played a game of ball. The game was played about two miles above Warsaw, but unknown to those who took part in it, within the city limits. Just as the game was finished the city marshal of Warsaw put in an appearance and arrested those of the party he suspected had been playing ball and took them to Warsaw. Bond was promptly furnished and the arrested persons released. Washington, July 21.—In tho senate the select committee on our relations with Canada was authorized to continue its investigations during the coming recess and at the next session of the senate. The bill authorizing Hie constructing of a pontoon bridge across the Mississippi river at Quincy, Illinois, passed. Mr. Davis moved to proceed to the consideration of the Indian appropriation bill. Mr. Gray made a motion, which was adopted, that the senate proceed to the consideration of the bill (house measure) to transfer the marine service from the treasury to the marine department. The bill having been read the date for the appointment of revenue marine officers to be officers of the navy was fixed for January I, 1891. At two o'clock the bill was laid aside without action and the senate proceeded to the consideration of the tariff bill and was addressed by Mr. Voorhees in opposition to it. He criticised the tariff bill iu detail. He characterized it as a financial monster. The reduction in sugar and molasses was no reduction at all in the light of the proposed bounty to planters. The increase in woolen goods amounted to §15,OOO,OOO a year. This was simply the only protection ru.u made. Voorhees referred to the recent Stanley wedding in London, and the wedding presents of fabulous price. Among these was a gift of Carnegie—a gift richer and rarer and far more costly than any that could be offered by the queen of England or the king of Belgium. The gift was an uncut diamond of such size and quality that neither the richest of the crown jewels of England nor the moonstone of India could surpass it in value. How came this American king of steel and iron to have such diamond. The farmers of the United States had paid for that diamond ten thousand times over in the last twenty years by paying an average duty of over thirty-eight per cent on every article of iron and steel they used and by paying the increased rates of freight made necessary by the high duties on steel and iron rails aud rolling stock. If the pending bill became a law the farmers would have to pay on iron and steel an increase duty of from 38.24 to 51.75 percent. Voorhees passed on to the discussion of tile proposed increase of 120 per cent, on tin plate, in order to protect infant industry yet unborn, and give employment to 24,000 workingmen now idle. It would be far cheaper for the country to pay 24,000 idle men average wages than to tax every square of tin roof, every dinner pail, tea pot and milk can, simply to build up half a dozen millionaires and enable them to give coaching parties to protection leaders, and to found libraries from savings of fifteen per cent. reduction of wages of workingmen. Tin plate had the first right to be on the free list, and he would, at the projier time, move to put it there. There was no manufacture of it in the country, and there was nothing to protect, even if protection were right. All internal revenue taxes on manufacturers, brokers and dealers, bank checks and incomes had been swept, away, while the duties on trace chains, tin buckets, flannel shirts, and the like had had manifold growth. At the close of the speech Cockrell offered a resolution (which was agreed to) expressing the senate's regret at lite announcement of the death of Representative Walker, of Missouri, and for the appointment of a committee of three senators to attend the funeral. Vest, Plumb, and Berry were appointed and the senate, as a further mark of respect, adjourned.    ___ ~~ THE HOUSE. ~ make a formal report against the passage of the bill. Nocffor|willbe made thi9 week to consider the river and harbor bill, but f-the tariff debate proves protracted the bill will be laid aside informally to permit the river and harbor bill to come before the senate. Nothing definite has been decided regarding a republican caucus upon the election bill. In the house the program has been partially outlined by special order. The bankruptcy bill will come next after the original package bill and occupy the time until Thursday. The election committee may render reports in the pending cases. THE DUTT ON GLASS BOTTLES. A Committee of Glans Workers Ask that it be Retained. Washington, July 21,—This afttr-aoon the delegates to the annual convention of the National Glass Blowers association. w hich has been in session in Baltimore, presented to the senate committee on finance a request that the duties laid by the house bill on glass hotness be retained. Their president said that within the past two years there had sprung up competition with foreign importers which the home manufacturer could not meet. The delegation, he said, contained no manufactures, none but laborers and they asked the change in their interest alone. THE WORLD’S FAIR. A Meeting in Chicago in the Interest of Sunday Closing. Chicago, July 21.—At alarge meeting held in Farwell hall Sunday afternoon resolutions were adopted by a rising vote that the legislature about to meet in special session be requested to see to it that, the world's Columbian exposition be closed on Sundays. The resolutions declare that the “Injury to the city, state and nation of an open European Sabbath cannot be estimated and that the American institution of a quiet Sabbath must not be tram pied on. The example set by the United States in Philadelphia in 1876 and Paris in 1889 should be continued, and we owe it to the working people of the world, and especially to ti lose of our nation that this most precious boon of a rest day be saved for them." A copy of the resolution was forwarded to the state senate and house of representatives, Governor Fifer, President Harrison, the commissioners of the exposition and tho Chicago board of directors. The meeting was.under the auspices of gentlemen more or less identified with the Young Men's Christian association and Chicago Ev&ngelican union. World’s fair matters were not the primary objects of the gathering. The resolutions were introduced and adopted after speeches following upon statements made by Major Whittle, just returned from London, regarding the interest being taken across the Atlantic in everything pertaining to the coming exposition. I. 0. 0. F. TRIENNIAL. A GRAVE MISSTATEMENT. Filaree- I nun I orc Dodge I Im* Mum* I n-p«*«*tor-lii|» l)e- t<< Tho Hawk-Eye.! Moines. la.. -July 21.—A rather special from Fort Dodge apili the Chicago Tribune yesterday has been extensively copied, saying certain disappointed applicants for position of state mine inspectors preferred charges against the ive council, composed of the gov-, secretary of state, auditor and r. claiming they were not given deal in tile civil service examina-which the Iowa law provides, and the reappointment of tin* present mine inspectors was made without to the results of such examina-faets of the case are just the In the Iirst place tile executive had nothing to do with the mat-The examinations are conducted by board of examiners holding that purpose alone and whose did not expire until after this s examination which they eon-quarely and fairly. The gov-has no option in the ease and must appointments from whoever these certify as having the neces-and in this ease the inspectors far outstripped rs in examination and were nded and received appointment. HIMSELF TO THE DEVIL. Actions of a Farmer Creates Excitement at Le Mars. July 21.—Some excitement in town when three farmers y township brought in a man had been acting very strangely. a farmer named Cramer was going yesterday lie observe*! a man in a pasture lot by the roadside, evening when he returned the I stood there, and Cramer, with others went over to set* what was. The man slated that sold himself to the devil, both his this world awd bls. soul in the and that lie could only redeem him-standing there. Three men seam! brought him to town, where commissioners examined him uded it to be a bad ease oC thfii-tremens. The party grfve his name Gtynt. A BIGAMIST ARRESTED. Will Replevin Die Beer. Cedar Rapids la.. July 21—The An- heuser-Busch brewing company of St. I JURS through their attorney have issued a replevin suit I ti the superior court tore-; cover i»ossossion of a quantity of liquor J seized recently at Marion, claiming that the seizure was contrary to law. They ! also ask for damages for the retention of the property. This will be watched with a great deal of interest, as it will ‘ be made a test case in this part of the I state.    _ Mason City’s New Outlet. Mason City. la., July 21.—Itis under-stood here that that J. J. Hill has sold j seventy-seven miles of the Mason City & J Fort Dodge railway to the Winona & Southwestern company, and the road will build through to this point this fall. This will give this section one of the very best systems of railroad, being a direct connection of the northeast with the great Lackawana system, and affording an excellent, outlet on the southwest. Pied of His Injuries. Avoca, la.. July 21.—Elmer Huse-kampf, the twelve-year-old son of Fred Husekampf, died Sunday afternoon at five o’clock from injuries received Friday in the hayfield of A. W. Coffman, one mile south of town. The boy fell from the load, falling under the horses’ feet, the horses kicking him in the head and side.    _ The Water Works Completed. Rock Rapids, July 21.—The water company announces that it will be ready to test the water works next, week, and Thursday has been fixed as the day. All sorts of amusements will be the program, including races by the two hose teams, which, by the way, are hard to beat. An Adjournment Taken as a Mark of Respect to the Late Representative Walker. Washington, July 21.—In the house Mi. Y\\n>w\. ol WYiiuVis. from Vho commit Lf on public laud-, report***! rn resolution catlin? on th** secretary of die interior to inform the house by what authority and why ho lias authorized and directed til** issue of patents to tin* Union Pacific railroad company for lands granted tho company prior to the payment of the debt due the United States from said company, and that he also report to the house the amount of land that has been patented or certified to each of the land grant corporations of the Union Pacific railway system up to this date. Adopted. Resolutions were then unanimously latter • adopted expressive of the sorrow with which the house had heard of the death of Mr. Walker, of Missouri, and providing fbr the appointment of a committee of seven members of the house and three members of the senate to take charge of the funeral ceremonies. The house then, at 12:15, as a mark of respect to the deceased, adjourned. A Noteworthy Celebration to In* Held in Chicago. Chicago, July 21.—The largest Odd Fellows’ demonstration that has ever occurred will take place in Chicago, August 3 to IO, when 50,000 members of the order will be in the city. The occasion is the triennial Odd Fellows’ Parade and first Grand Cantonment of the Patriarchs Militant, the military branch of the order that was founded five years ago and that already numbers 23,900 uniformed members. Of these 12.000 to 15,000 will be present to take part in the competitive drills, the dress parades, the grand review on Angust 7, and the other ceremonials. Cash prizes amounting to §25,000 will be distributed among th** various contestants. Prizes aggregating over §6,000 will be awarded among the Subordinate and Rebekah lodges. The 25,000 prize money, and §25,000 additional, to be used for the legitimate expense of the undertaking, is already in bank in Chicago, as certified by tho president of the bank. The celebration will be noteworthy as boing the largest gathering of a secret society ever held, and also as the most brilliant pageant of modern times. The paraphernalia of the Patriarchs Militant is richer than that of any other similar body of men. The uniforms are resplendent with ornamentation. The banners, flags, plumes, ete., will make a perfect sea of brilliant colors—such as bas I v not \>eeu seen, \yev\\^\>s,    page PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED Meagre Reports of a Serious Accident Near Denver. It I* Not Known How Many People May be Hurt—A Terrible Explosion of Powder at Red Key, Indiana-Other Carnalities. Chicago, July 21.—Tho following report of a wreck, reported from Denver, has been received at the headquarters of the Rock Island road In this city: The Rock Island express, No. 14, went through a bridge about a mile west of Lyman to-night. The conductors think they have found every one except the engineer. One man was badly hurt and several slightly injured. The engine, baggage car, smoker and coach were wrecked. The sleeping car is a1) right. A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION. On«* Man Killed and a Number Injured at Red Key, Indiana. Portland, July 21.—A terrible explosion of powder occurred at Red Key, this afternoon, completely demolishing Carroll & Horn's grocery and injuring nine persons, one of whom cannot live. The explosion was caused by a man lighting fire works, which threw sparks into a can of powder. THE FOO WHISTLES WERE SILENT. Two -Schooners Wrecked Off Port Townsend, Washington. Pout Townsend, July 21.—The steamship George W. Elder, from Portland for Alaska, with a full cargo of freight and a large passenger list, went ashore near Point Wilson this morning in heavy fog. The vessel is in a very damberous position should a storm come up. Several tugs will endeavor to get her off. Two revenue cutters are at the scene assisting in discharging the cargo. The bark Oakland also went ashore this morning, and the masters of both vessels assert that the Point Wilson fog whistle was not blowing. The keeper at the point, however, says it was. There will probably be an investigation. ty so that a portion may be set off for Fisher. A rumor is also in circulation that an action will be brought to annul the divorce decree, but whether on the grounds of technical imperfections or not Is not said. Mrs. Fisher’s family, who live at Rock Island have been strongly opposed to her marriage with Murphy. It was at first planned that the marriage should take place at the home of her parents, but the parents would not agree to this. It was then planned that the marriage should take place and a visit should be made to Mrs. Fisher’s people on the wedding trip, and the latter hinted that the shorter the visit the more agreeable it would b*> for them. FAVOR 8AFETY APPLIANCES. Brotherhood of Firemen Adopt Besot u-t lo uh at Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford, July 21.—Five hundred members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Firemen Jield a meeting yesterday at which First Vice Grand Morrissey, of Galesburg. Illinois, presided. Resolutions were adopted favoring the passage of the bill ponding in congress -requiring railroads to use automatic brakes and couplings on freight trains. The resolution also pledges tho members to do all in their power to prevent trainmen from working on Sundays. RAILROAD MATTERS. THE TIOGA EXPLOSION. The Coruoer’s Jury Recommends the In. dlctment of a Buffalo Firm. Chicago, July 21.—The coroner's jury in the matter of the explosion of the steamer Tioga, by which about twenty-live lives were lost, brought iii a verdict this afternoon. It censures the Union Steamboat company which owns the Tioga, for carelessness In handling naphtha and other explosive oils and recommends that the Messrs. Bright, of Buffalo. proprietors of the Genessee oil works, who shipped the naphtha on the Tioga, be indicted for manslaughter by the grand jury. Coroner Hertz who is investigating the explosion on the steamer Tioga, to-day received an answer to his request that the Messrs. Bright, droprietors of the Genessee Oil company, <*f Buffalo, who shipped the naphtha on the Tioga, come here and testify before the coroner's jury. They decline to come and say they see no reason why they should do so. and disclaim any responsibility for the explosion. Chairman Walker of the Interstate Commerce Railway Association in Court. Chicago, July 21.—Chairman Walker, of the Interstate Commerce Railway association, was brought into Judge Collins’ court this morning on a capias for refusing to appear before a notary in Ticket Broker Mulford’s suit for reinstatement in the National Ticket Brokers’ Association. Winker’s attorney showed that the Illinois law under which it was sought to compel him (Walker) to testify, the suit having been brought in Louisville, Kentucky, had been declared unconstitutional by the supreme court. Walker was therefor** discharged from custody. THE SUNDAY QUESTION. Prescient Phelps Invent! gut in;; (lie Si lotion in Rochester. Ro* HK-IKR. N. Y.. July 21.—President Phelps, of tin* American Association, arrived in Rochester Thursday, and will look into the matter of Sunday ball playing. He states that if th** majority of the people favor Sunday games that the best legal talent will be engaged and fight the case in the court-, but if the majority are opposed the game- will be stopped. The demurrer to lie* indict-ments against the ball players for playing on Sunday was argued before Judge Werner on Thursday. He will give the papers his immediate attention and try and dispose of the rase before Sunday on which day Rochester and Columbu- are scheduled for Windsor Beach. CIRCUS IN TRE COUNCIL The Municipal Menagerie Considerably Agitated Last Night. erie* of “Boodler** and Charge** of “Personal Job’* are Batted to and fro Like a Shuttlecock—The “Big Six” Pass Their Resolutions. The fair sized audience that sat out the council proceedings last night were treated to an exciting and amusing if not altogether dignified or edifying exhibition. The fun began when the matter of unfinished business was taken up and the numerous resolutions which wi re introduced at the last meeting by Biaul, Ritter and others and were laid over under objection of Mercer and Brown came up for consideration. The “big six" -uc-ceeded in passing their respective resolutions without reference to th** internal improvement committee much to the disgust of Mercer and Bonn. These latter gentlemen becoming slightly excited referred to their colleagues as “b< sidlers” who were “afraid to let their jobs see the light of day.’* i. c., Im* examined in committee; that they were rushing personal jobs through the council without regard to th** state of the City funds. The “big six” retorted that this was the only way in which they could accomplish anything, as their matters referred to the committee wire pigeon-holed, or otherwise disused of, and never again saw the light. This brought Mercer to his feet again, and rising to a point of privilege he denied the allegations and defied the “alligators." He referred again to the “big six" a- boodlers and jobbers, said he always promptly reported all matters referred to him for examination and that he would have none of their insinuations or reflections. Charges and counter charge?* between Mercer, Epstein and Bonn with occasional tilt- from the others, sometimes as many as three talking at once. k**pt th** mayor busy hammering with his gavel in the effort to maintain order. Th** following is th** matter of f.e-t r<*cor*l of th** proceedings: THEY USED DYNAMITE. How mu “Original Package" House Was Disposed of in Alabama. Birmingham, July 21.—In a numberof towns and counties in this state local option prohibition has been in force for years. Recently “original packege” houses have been opened in nearly all these places. Last week James Ward opened an original package shop in Collinsville, De Kalb county. He was warned to leave, but paid no heed to tile warning, and Saturday night his place was blown up with dynamite. The force of the explosion w as terrible, aud no original packages were left in the neighborhood. Ward says he will open again, but Ii*; has received a letter warning him that he will lie blown up with his packages next time. SCAREDTO DEATH. SENSUAL FOREIGN NEWS. A Son of Victor Hugo Fight- a Duel at Pari*. PABK-, July 21.—A duel with swords was fought yesterday between M. Me-nier and George Hugo. son of Victor Hugo, in which Hugo was -lightly wounded. The trouble was th** result of a private quarrel. A Plot Discovered. Bv KNO.** Ayre-. July 21.—Notwithstanding the denials of semi-official newspapers that a plot against th** government has been discovered, several army officers have been arrested for complicity in a conspiracy to overthrow the republic, as a precaution against, the plotters and guards are stationed about all the government buildings. * orxi IL Chamber. * July 21, 1*90. i Th*; city council met iii regular session. Mayor Duncan presiding; present:    Al dermen Mercer, Epstein. Bonn, Fawcett, Steimker. Peel, Ritter and Blaul. The minutes of the preceding   ting were read and approved. * OM MUNK ATKIN-. The clerk read the statement of Vogt, city auditor, of th** condition of the various appropriation- from the general fund as follows: Incidental appropriation.- ....... street light appropriation........ Street repair, overdraw n......... F’re department appropriation. Police department appropriation Salary appropriation.............. Park appropriation................ The mayor handed in his resolution of Alderman s Si s.:«v> sa; Is 10,843 sS a.::*) ss 7.1*57 14   leo 35 veto of the Epstein calling Hiawatha Uh IOWA POSTMASTERS. Changes Made in Iowa for the Week Finding July 12. Washington, July 19.—The, following postoffice changes were made in Iowa during the week ending July IO, 1890: Established—Boyd, Chickasaw county, August F. K. Dietmann, postmaster; Perkins, Sioux county, George W. Anderson. Postmaster appointed—Tyner. Polk county, Samuel E. Woods. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. Ida County Institute. Ida Gitoye, July 21.—The Ida County Teachers’ institute has been in session this week. Stat** Superintendent Sabin delivered a lecture at the opera house on the “Power of Common Schools." It was well received. C. Fells, of Rock Island, De-a Pretty Girl and Wrong* a Good [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] la., July 21.—Frederick of Rock Island, is in jail here of bigamy. He has a wife living on the other side river but left them there while he this side and was married Sun-to Miss Ida Hudson, also of At the close of the service Christian chapel information of reached his wife and his ar-arraignment in lite }»olice court, followed. His second wife little woman who says she nothing of the first family of the The Population Too Small. Dodge, July 21.—There were A,8.0 disappointed people in Fort ** when it was known that Census nsor Near’s official estimate of the lotion of Fort Dodge gave the city A,8,0 people. There is no doubt ie city has been done an injustice An Idiotic Joker. Ashley, la.. July 21.—An idiotic prac-ical joker of this place loosened the opes of a hammock, causing Mrs. Deimer, a young married lady, to fall and permanently injure her spine. Charged With Embezzlement. Red Rock. la., July 21.—VV. If. Ham-ner, ex-treasurer of the Red Rock school board, has been arrested, charged with embezzling the funds of the district to the extent of §371. Have Secured Mills. Creston, la., July 21.—Roger Q. Mills, the Texas congressman, has consented to deliver an address on the tariff at the blue grass palace exposition some time in August. To Manufacture Creamery SuppUes. Mason City, la.. July 21.—A stock company will be formed in this city for the purpose of manufacturing all kinds of creamery supplies from a bucket to an engine. By Using Platt's Chlorides Freely much sickness and trouble may he prevented. A Mother’s Death. [Special to The Hawk-Ete.] Burnside, 111., July 21.—Mrs. William ; Alerhire, a pioneer lady and the mother j of a large family of young men and wo-1 men. died yesterday, aged seventy-two. Nervous debility, poor memory, diffidence, sexual weakness, pimples, cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervide. Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drug store. The Federal Election Bill. Washington, July 21.—The republican members of the senate committee on privileges and elections were again in session to-day considering the federal election bill. To Establish American Grain Grades. Washington, July 21.—Representative Comstock to-day introduced a bill authorizing the secretary of agriculture to establish uniform grades of all kinds of grain transported from one state to another, or to any foreign country, which shall he known as American grades. A Geyser in Eruption. Washington, July 21. —The secretary i of the interior to-day received a telegram from Captain Boutelle. superintendent of the Yellowstone National Park, stating that tho great Excelsior geyser has been iii a state of eruption since last Saturday for the first time in two-years. A column of hot water rises fron the crater into the air a distance of three hundred feet. A Favorable Report Ordered. Washington, July 21—The senate committee on public lands, to-day ordered a favorable report on the house bill to amend the action of June 22, 1874. It extends the privileges granted bv that act (subject to the privileges of limitations and restrictions thereof) to all persons entitled to the right of homestead or preemption under the laws of the United States, who have resided upon and improved for five years the lands granted to any railroad company, but whose entries or filings have not for any cause been admitted to record. Forecast of Congress. Washing tor, July 21.—The republi cans do not intend to engage in general debate on the tariff bill, therefore the democratic senators will make the open ing speeches. The republican members of the finance committee have been informed that the democratic minority will not old general! —lino's -toff will consist of ISO mounted officers, while a squadron of Hussars and another of Lancers will swell the number of mounted men to several hundred men. all on gorgeously caparisoned horses. In addition to the Patriarchs Militant, there will be thirty or thirty-five thousand Odd Fellows of the subordinate lodges in line, all uniformed, when the grand parade and review occurs. One of the most attractive events of the celebration will be the decoration of chivalry, when the degree of knighthood will be conferred upon a number of candidates. This will take place at night, in the open air, in a brightly lighted park, and will be attended with elaborate ceremonial. The city authorities of Chicago have granted the exceptional privilege of the use of the Lake Front Park for all of these performances. Here is to be one of the sites of th*! world’s fair. The park is a beautiful, level*lawn, bounded on one side by Michigan Avenue, and on the other by Lake Michigan. On the border of the lake there will be several exhibitions of fireworks that will bo in keeping with the general magnitude of the enterprise. The park is to bo enclosed with a wide-meshed wire fence, that will not cut off either the air or the view. Reviewing stands will be erected, capable of seating the great crowds that are expected to attend the celebration. The railroads leading to Chicago have made cheaper rates than ever before offered. The Generalissimo has made arrangements by which all railroad fares in excess of the rates quoted below will be paid from a general donation transportation fund for all organized and uniformed bodies: For uniformed bodies from Boston, SI3 for the round trip; from other Atlantic coast points, including New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Wilmington, etc., §10 for the round trip. For individuals, one faro for the round trip from all eastern points. For the territory south of the lakes to the Ohio river and east to Buffalo and Pittsburg, an open rate of one cent a mile for two days, August 5th and 6th, going, and from August 7th to lith, inclusive, returning. From points west and northwest of this territory, one fare the round trip, headquarters paying one-third of the transportation for uniformed bodies. From the south, one cent a mile. In Chicago the hotels have shown an equal appreciation of the numerical success of the Cantonment, and have made rates that are little more than nominal. In consequence of these reductions 200,(KH) people will come into Chicago to see the great demonstration. The Odd Fellows are the richest and largest secret organization in the world, including the Manchester Unity of England, the parent body, they number 1.400,000; in America, they are 700,000. The order extends into Australia, New Zealand, the Sandwich Islands, Germany, France and other European countries, Japan, Cuba, Mexico, Chili and Peru. The Patriarchs Militant were organized by General John C. Underwood in 1885, under authority of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. The unit of organization is the canton, or company, of which there are OOO. The further organization is based upon that of the European armies. The men are well drilled and finely officered. The founder of the degree, General Underwood. is the Generalissimo of the Army. He is also the Grand Sire of the Odd Fellows of the world. I»*>\, Acc use A ut w Vuuiv, lim of I right. lil t Watha. Kau.. July 2 en teen-year-old *>**11 of J. Hamlin. Kansas, died Friday of paralysis caused by fright. About ten daj's ago the belt of a tIira."liinc machine belonging to a farmer was cut to pieces and the boy was accused of doing it. A warrant for his arrest, was issued, and so frightened him that he fell into a semi-conscious state until yesterday. He aroused sufficiently to exclaim. “I did not do it." and then died. IL* was undoubtedly scared to death. Guatamalatis Defeated HTY of Men Ko. July 21. El 1'ni-versal publishes an account of the battle between Guatemalans and San Salvadoreans in San Salvador, iii which th** former wit** defeated with a heavy loss. The Guatainalan fore** numbered 0.O00. General IJarrundia. a Guatemalan refugee, has left Gaxaica to take part in the war. He will probably raise ihe standard to revolt in Gnat ama la. Private telegrams from San Salvador say ! the San Salvadoreans captured the Gua-tamala artillery In the battle which took place Thursday. If is rumored, that Yies'tAeni HanYa* ut Un Ham Ila ta k* of resigning. • _ Itrnir* th** Report*. Paris. July 21. Th** Guatemalan minister here. referring r«> r<*|»orts from Mexico that war had broken out between I Guatemala and San Salvador, says war has not been declared and no Guatemalan tr**ops have crossed th** frontier of San Salvador. It is the minister's opinion that the lighting referred to in th*1 dispatches must have occurred in the interior of San Salvador between factions of that count r \. for the grading of Jefferson street from Marshall street to Garfield avenue, assigning as his reason that the work will be a detriment to th** property arid that the city finances will not ie-rmit of the expense at present. Th** veto was -us-tained. The mayor likewise vetoed the resolution ordering the curbing and paving of th** street above described for tin* reasons given before. Tin* veto was sustained. The bond of th** Burlington Electric Light and Power company in the sum of 85,000, with G. IL YYaldin and John IV. Burdette a- sureties, for the faithful performance of their contract, was referred to the judiciary committee and city solicitor for examination and report. A communication from Charles Ileyer asking that the order requiring hint to relay plank sidewalk in front of his lot j    b«*    and the    sam* 011 South Main street Ik* not enforced, as j    grad*-    Angular he intends within a short time to lay a ' brick walk. Petition granted. T. IV. Barhydt. F. L. aud C. F. Wag- j lier. William Brown. Nels Anderson. II. 1 Ranke and LaMonte Cowles, property owners on Central avenue, asked for permission to \>ny lot U\cy#scss\ne\\\s a'ZaiwA Theod. Guelieh arid others for the improvement of Third street from the north side of Angular to the south side of Elm street. Report adopted. The internal improvement committee reported adversely on the petition of W. I*. Ewing and others for the grading of Ram go street from Osborn to Gnahn and Gnahn from Rani ire to Corse street. Report adopted. The bond arid contract of Fred. Hopp-tnaii for grading the alley between Osborn and Wells street north of Spring street w as approved. The claim of Tira Cunningham for work on alley No. 3 from Locust to Cedar street amounting to '‘1.70 was allowed The protest of Luke Palmer against paying anv assessment for grading No. 4 betwixen Maple and Vine street heretofore referred to the interna! improve- # men! committee wa? referred to the judiciary committee. The committee on claims reported the list of approved bills as follows: Street commissioner’* pay roils No. 15 an*! IU, sidewalks  .............. $73    50 Street eommisnioner’s pay rolls No. 15 and IG. street repairs................... 113    85 Street commissioner's pay rolls No. 15 and Pi, grading fund ................ 701    05 Str«*et commissioner's pay roils No. 15 and Bt, bridge fund.................... 2SB    30 Street commissioner's pay rolls No. Fe an*! 1*5. sewer fund...................  31    SO Street commissioner's pay rolls No. 15 and 1*1, paving fund.................... 18    OO John Lottos, on contract, paving Maple street............................... TTO    92 The claim of I. Prugh for damages to wagon caused by empty boxes being piled in alley No. 3, between Washington and Jefferson streets, §85. wa** referred to the claims committee and city solicitor. Th** wharf committee reported favorably on the petition of Triff Bouvia for ten feet additional -pace on the levee. Report adopted. The reports of th** chief of police of arrest< for the month of June. and of the police clerk of tines and fees collected during th*- -am** month, were referred to the police committee. * The judiciary committee reported favorably on the deed and p*ot of a part of Smith’s addition. Report adopted. Th** city solicitor reported in writing with reference to the repairing of alleys. Report read, received and filed. The semi-annual report of the Burlington Water company of the receipts and disbursements for the six months ending June 30, IS90. was referred to th** water commit Ute. The bond and contract of Fred Hopp-man for the construction of a sewer on Locust between Front and Main streets. • was approved. ISE SOU TJON s. Introduced by Alderman Peel: Resolved, That it is necessary and expedient to make the following improvements. to-wit:    To    build    a four foot side walk on the west -id** of River -tree! bari I from Darwin to Denmark sireet*. [Adopted. Introduced by Alderman Ritter: Resolved, That it is necessary and ex-pedient to make the following improvement-, to-wit: To grade, curb and pave with brick Franklin street from the east side of Third -tre**t to the east-ide of Fourth -treet. Adopted. Introduced by Alderman Hitter: Resolved. That it is ne**e—ary and expedient to make the following improvements. to-wit:    To    build a tile sewer on Fifth street from Valley -treet to th** center of Jefferson street. Adopted. Introduced bv Alderman Blaul: Rewired, That it i- necessary and expedient to make th** following improvements. to-wit: To lay fdank sidewalk j eight feet wide from the north side of ■ Market to tile south -id*- of Division street on the east side of Fourth street: also to lay a plank sidewalk four feet wide on th*' west side of Twelfth street between Barrett and Denmark streets in front of lots It*., IT. I plank sidewalk on ti; born street In-tween 1 Mt. Pleasant street Adopted. Introduced by Alderman That th** street s hereby treet. and Seventh streets. -< also to lay a west -Id** of Central avenue and ight feet wide. Fawcett: commissioner instructed to bet ween Fourth that the street Uteir p f.i ear track can be laid in the center, instead to one side of the -treet. as is now the cast*. The work lo be done under ( tiff ? and Ute a the direction o ment commit te« VA A tor out bt internal improve- •ity engineer, anti dins? fund, the cost. A.tented. bet WO' moi Dun. ; th** irrad- j XI a-hall * A BRUTAL DEED. Bough.* Fire* a Volley of Balls Into a Peaceable Ncgrft. Mortally Wounding Him. Paris, Tex.. July 21.—Early Saturday morning a party of half a dozen men went to th** house of Mr. Young, a hard working negro, living about twent y miles southeast of this place, and called him up. When he came to tile door a volley from rifles, shotguns and pistols was fired into him, fully twenty-five balls taking effect. One went through his face and cut his tongue in two. Notwithstanding the frightful wounds the man is still alive, but cannot last long. Owing to the cutting out of the tongue he cannot speak. No reason is known for the shooting except that Young had a difficulty with some white tens. A Terrible Tragedy. Fresno, Gala., July 21.—On Saturday a stranger appeared at the farm cd Samuel Hocking, near Selma, and criminally assaulted Mrs. Hocking. On her husband's return the woman gave a description of the assailant, which answered that of Clarence Remsberg, a traveling salesman. Hocking started in pursuit. Last evening Remsberg’s team arrived at Hazelton, where his wife is stopping, and Remsberg's dead body was in the buggy. Hocking denies killing Rems- berg.    _ Killed at a Railroad Crossing. Syracuse, N. Y.. July 21.—The St. Louis express on the New York Central railroad Sunday evening st ruck a wagon containing Winslow Harmon, his wife and child. The man was killed, the wife fatally and the child seriously injured. MURPHY MUST NOT MARBY. The McKinley Kill Worrier Kin. 1’ari-. July 2?.—In th** deputies, today. Ribnt. minister of foreign affairs, replying to interpellation in regard to tho negotiations with th** powers relative to the American custom<* administrative bill, said til** government had been in negotiation with other Europen powers j with the object of trying to concert collective action against the bill. The other powers, in* said, were averse to entering into any engagements in connection with the matter. Rihot declared he feared further action would defeat. it< own object. Depay hoped Ribot would strenuously try to secure from th** United States government a moderate application of toe provisions of th*- hill. In any case, In* declared th** French customs committee know now what course to adopt. Ona Trip to Boston vin the Luke shore Boule. you pass through the thriving ami populous cities of South Bend, Elkhart. Adrian. Toledo, Cleveland, Erie. Buffalo; along the southern shore of Lake Erie its entire length across the great state of New York to Albany, thence over th** beautiful Berkshire hills. On August 8th, 9th and loth tickets will be on -ah* from Chicago at tho very low rat*- of §19 for the round trip; g»*od for return until th** 20th. Provision has also been made for an extension of the return limit to Septemlier 30th, if desired. Send for folder giving full information concerning the train service. C. K. Wilber. \V. P. A.. Chicago. M. S. Giles. T. I*. A. streets, as that certain induce- Roacbes. flies, bed bugs, ants, beetles, cleared out by Rough on Bats. See directions. Friend* of the Temperance Apostle’s Fiancee Throwing Obstacles in His Path. Council Bluffs, July 21.—Ever since the announcement of the engagement of Airs. Rachel Fisher, of this city, to Francis Murphy, th*! temperance lecturer, the opposition of the lady's friends to the match has been plainly manifested. Now it appears that the friends of her former husband are taking a hand in the affair, which is apt to be in the courts again before it is settled. It was on February ll, 1890, that Judge Thornell, then sitting on tile district bench here, issued his decree granting an absolute divorce to Mrs. Fisher, and it was also decreed that she should have all the property heretofore belonging to the couple, the court finding the value of the homestead and business property owned by Fisher would not amount to more than the simony granted, §2,600. The friends of Fisher have, it is reported, insisted that Mrs. Fisher should not marry till an anti-nuptial contract should be entered into by herself and Murphy, whereby he shouldre sigil all rights to the property both for himself and for his heirs] W hether this was agreed on or not cannot be learned, but at any rate a proceeding is about to be brought in the district court to accomplish a division of proper- \ Horse and ltnggy Stolen. [Special toT ie Haw* Eye.i Aledo. 111.. July 21.—K. M. Whitham of this city had a horse aud buggy stolen hist Saturday night. All the principal points have been telegraphed to for the purpose of apprehending th** thief. The animal was taken from a hitehing-i>ost. Syrup o! Fig*, Brod need from the laxative and nutritious juice of California figs. combined with th** medicinal virtues of plants known to be the most beneficial to the human system, acts gently, on the kidneys, liver ant! bowels, effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds and headaches, and curing habitual constipation. •1,000 for Temperance. [Special to The Ilawk-Eye. Carthage. Ilk, July 21.—Tilt* W. C. T. U. of Hancock county has received §1,000 from the estate of Adam Swartz, late of Nauvoo, lit* made this among his several bequests to public institutions and societies. Headache, Neuralgia. Dizziness, Nervousness, Spasms, Sleeplessness, cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drug store. A Receiver Appointed. Washington, July21.—The comptroller of the currency has appointed Gilbert K. Shaw receiver of the Park National bank of Chicago. For a disordered liver try Beeebam’s Pills. Granted. Th** reinon-trane* VV: Beasley and oth Inst of .Jefferson srr* street arni Garfield averin** for therea-on that the cut will be so great as to damage their property and the expense to the city will be too great. Received and placed on til**. The petition of Julus Kraul and tillers for a sidewalk on the east side of Kr**e-ger street fr«*m Mt. Pleasant street to tie' residence of V. Stolting. Petition granted. The petition of Frank Roeiierer and others, praying that a 33 foot highway between Mr. Plea-ant and Florence -ir*“**t> be put in passable condition. Referred to tile internal improvement committee. The petition of II. Weinrich and others asking that the \v**>t side of Fourth street, between Iowa and North in* not graded to th** full width would cause th** destruction of handsome shad** tree-. As an ment for the granting of tin* petition, ll. Weinrich agrees to double terrace and sod from the top down to the sidewalk and place benches there, and so creating a shaded lookout over the river. Granted. Th** petition of Andrew Peterson and others for permission to build cess-pool in iii** alley between bus 37 and 3*. anti 45 and 49. Referred to the city engineer with discretionary power. * The petition *>f N. S. Young, representing that his work of paving Slimmer street has been delayed by th** dilatoriness of the >tr«**q railway company in relaying th** track and asking for order- to proceed with the work of'paving. Referred to th*' internal improvement committee. The petition *»f S. X. Abbott and others, asking for tin* construction of a sewer on Tenth street at til*' inter-«*i tion of Acres street, and also that Tenth street b<* brought to grade was referred to city engineer for estimate of cost. REPORTS. The internal improvement committee reported on th*- petition of Edward , Jacoby and others asking for tin* grading of Court street between Prospect and Eighth streets, that the state of the city finances will not allow said work to lie don** and recommended that the petition be not granted. Report adopted. The internal improvement committee reported adversely on th** resolution of Alderman Fawcett to tiring Angular street to grade, on account of th** state of the city finances. Report adopted. The internal improvement committee reported adversely on the resolution ordering the improvement of Spruce street between Twelfth and Central avenue and Ninth street between Angular and Spruce streets. Rej>ort adopted. The internal improvement committee reported adversely on th** resolution of Alderman Blaul to grade, curb and pave with brick Elm street from the west sill** of Maine to the west side of Fifth street, also Fifth street from the south side of Division to the north side of Maple street. Report adopted. The internal improvement committee reported adversely on th** petition of N. R. Derby and others for the grading, curbing and paving of Franklin street from Third to Osborn street. Report adopted. The internal improvement committt**** reported favorably on th** petition of R. M. Green for th** grading of Twelfth street, between Locust and Cedar streets. Report adopted. The internal improvement com mi t Ie* * reported adversely on the petition of im st reef b»* and th** -an*** is bf*>r**by instructed to build two cat«-h-ba-ins arui lay the nf*ccs-sary tilin? at th** intersection of Summer and Angular streets to carry off the surface water. The work to be done under th*- direction of the internal improvement committee and city engineer, and paid for out of the sewer fund. Adopted# Introduced by Alderman Peel: Rex<'Ired. That th** cost for building ' tin* steps at th** east end of Darwin street b«* charged to th** incidental fund. Adopted. Introduced by Alderman Peel: Rewired. That the street commissioner i b** and tie* -ane* is hereby instruct* d. to ! finish widening out th** south approaches j of Main street bridge, which work wa-| commenced la-t fall but left unfinished. 'lh*' earth to b** taken out of Polk street and paid for out of th** bridge fund, th*:* cost not to exceed *500. The work to be done under the direction of the internal improvement committee am! city engineer. Adopted. Introduced by Alderman Peel: Restored. That it is necessary and **x-pedient to make th** following improvements: To build a four foot sidewalk on th** south side of Louisa street from Warren street to Perkins avenue, thence north on tip* west side of Perkins avenue from Louisa to South -treet. Adopted. Introduce*! by Alderman Ritter: Resolved. That th** finance committee be and is hereby directed to buy a car load of No. I street paving brick to b used by the street commissioner for street and alley crossings. Adopted. Introduced by Alderman Blaul: Whereas. It would be necessary, expedient and practical to permanently improve Fifth street from the south side of Washington to the north side*>f Maple sfre**t. at an early date. and    » Whereas, Such an improvement would be a credit to the city and a connected thoroughfare between North and I South Hills, and I Whereas. It .requires but \«*ry little grading and very little expense to bring said street its entire length int** proper condition f<»r th** permanent improvement above referred to. therefore be it Resolved. That the street commissioner be aud i- hereby instructed to bring to grade Fifth street, from the south side of Division to the south side of Elm street, and th** cost of same to be charged to the grading fund and not to exceed twelve j hundred dollars. Adopted. Introduced be Aldermrn Fawcett: Resolved, That the street commissioner I be and the same i- hereby instructed to grade Spray street at the intersection of Garfield avenue arui Warren street, sons to make the same passable for teams: [ also lay the necessary tiling to carry off I tne surface water. The work to br* don*’ | under th** direction of th** internal improvement committee anti city engineer, j and paid for out of the grading fund, the , cost not to exceed §950. Adopted. I    Introduced by Alderman Epstein: I    Where v-. For several years a contr** I verity has existed between the city of Burlington and th** Burlington Water com paiiy,* nd Whereas. The city lias been willing to do anything provided for in the ordinance to obtain an *>xtension of themain-so as to supply the inhabitants with water, and Whereas. Said company, although so directed by th** council, has refused to make extensions when directed by the said council, and Whereas, Said company is not fur-IContinued on Page Tim.\ ;

  • A. W. Coffman
  • Adam Swartz
  • Alderman Blaul
  • Alderman Epstein
  • Alderman Fawcett
  • Alderman Ritter
  • Chris Wabbert Otto Reich
  • Chris Walden.
  • Clarence Remsberg
  • Francis Murphy
  • George Hugo
  • Gilbert K. Shaw
  • Hugo Davenport
  • Ida Gitoye
  • Ida Hudson
  • John C. Underwood
  • John Iv
  • John Kau
  • John Lottos
  • Lamonte Cowles
  • Luke Palmer
  • Munk Atkin
  • N. S. Young
  • Otto Reiche
  • R. M. Green
  • Rachel Fisher
  • Roger Q. Mills
  • Samuel E. Woods
  • Victor Hugo
  • Victor Hugo Fight

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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye

Location: Burlington, Iowa

Issue Date: July 22, 1890

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