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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye July 24, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - July 24, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THEHAWK-EYE. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 24, 1890. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. THE BEHRING SEA LETTERS. Sent to the House of Representa-tires by the President. Thirty Documents Touching on the Seal Fisheries Troubles Between the United States and Great Britain—Capital Notes. Washington, July 23.—The presider to-day sent to the house of representatives in answer to the resolution introduced by Representative Hitt, the official correspondence between the government of the United States and the government of Great Britain touching on the fisheries of Behring sea. In his accompanying letter of transmittal to the president, Secretary Blaine, under date of Bar Harbor, July 19th, regrets the delay in transmission which the president directed on the lith inst., and says that the correspondence is still in,progress. The corresjK)ndenee includes thirty separate papers, beginning with a letter from Edwards, the first    secretary of the legation and charge d’ affairs, after Minister West’s recall dated August 24th, 1889, and closing with one from Secretary Blaine to Sir Julian'Pauncefote, the British minister dated July 19th, 1890. In his first letter Edwards refers to the reported search and seizure of British vessels in Behring sea and under instructions of the Marquis of Salisbury that stringent instructions be sent by the United States at the earliest moment to their officers to prevent a recurrence of-such events. The letter also refers to the fact that Bayard, when secretary of state, had assured Great Britain that pending the settlement no further interference with British vessels should take place. Blaine replied that it was the earnest desire of the president to come to a satisfactory understanding and expressed the belief that all the points at issue were capable of prompt adjustment. The correspondence between Edwards and Secretary Blaine was continued at some length, and it appears that Blaine inquired what authority there was for the above stated assurance of Bayard. Edwards said that it was an assurance communicated unofficially by the United States minister in Loudon and also by Bayard to Minister West in April, 1888. The correspondence between Secretary Blaine and the new British minister commenced January 22, of this year, with a very long letter from the secretary to Sir Julian Pauncefote. In this letter Blaine goes over the whole question and says it is the opinion of the president that the vessels arrested were engaged in a pursuit that was in itself contra bonos mores. Blaine contended that ever since this government acquired rights in Behring sea she maintained undisturbed possession until 1886, and these rights she and Russia had established and enjoyed for nearly a century. In 1880 the secretary said certain Canadian vessels asserted their right to enter and by their ruthless course to destroy the fisheries. The government of the United States at once proceeded to check this movement, which unchecked was sure to do great and irreparable harm. Regarding England’s claim that seizures were made on the high seas Blaine says it is doubtful whether her majesty's government would abide by this rule if an attempt were made to interfere with pearl fisheries of Ceylon which extend more than twenty miles from the shore line and have been enjoyed by England without molestation ever since their acquisition. On February lo the British minister wrote that his government was willing to adopt the suggestion made in the course of their interview that the tripartite negotiation suspended in London in 1880 be resumed in Washington and recommends to his government certain provisional measures to remove apprehension of depiction of the seal. Salisbury under date of may 22 last replies to Blaine's arguments. Relative to the statement that the seizures were justified by the fact that they were “engaged in a pursuit that is in itself contra mores, a pursuit, which of necessity, involves serious aud permanent Injury to the rights of the government and tin* people of the United States,” the marquis says: “It is obvious that two questions are involved. First, win 11 the pursuit and killing of fur seals ; certain part of the open sea is, from the point of view of international morality, an offense contra bonos mores, and, secondly, whether, if such be the case, this fact justified the seizures on the high seas and subsequent confiscation, in a time of peace, of the private vessels of a friendly nation. * * * * The pursuit of seals in the opeu sea under whatever circumstances, has never hitherto been considered as piracy by a civilized state. Fur seals are indisputably animals ferae naturae, and they have universally been regarded by tourists as res mittens until they are caught; no person, therefore, can have property given them until he has actually reduced them into possession by capture. It requires something more than mere declaration that the government or citizens of the United States, or even countries interested in the s**al trade are losers by a certain course of proceedings to# render that course an immoral one. Her majesty’s government would deeply regret the pursuit of fur seals in the high seas by British vessels should involve even the slightest injury to the people of the United States. If the case be proved they will be ready to consider what measures can be properly taken for the remedy of such injury, but they would be unable on that ground to depart from the principle on which free commerce on the high seas depends.-’ Respecting Blaine’s statements of the exclusive monopoly enjoyed by Russia, the marquis quotes from a letter of the United States minister in Russia, (which nation in 1821 prohibited all foreign vessels from approaching within one hundred milos from the coast of-Behring straits to the fifty-first degree north latitude) to the effect that the United States could admit no part of these claims. The marquis also says Blaine must have been misinformed respecting uninterrupted possession of the United States from 1867 to 1886, and submits extracts from rereports of the United States officers to show that during that time British vessels were engaged at intervals in fur seal fisheries with the cognizance of the United States government. The next letter in the series is from the British minister to Blaine under date of May'23, and says as the secretary has confirmed the newspaper statements that revenue cutters had been ordered to Behring sea to seize foreign sealers, he is instructed to say a formal protest against such interference with British vessels will he forwarded without delay. Secretary Blaine, on tho 29th, wrote Sir Julian that he is instructed by the president to protest against the course of the British government in authorizing, encouraging and protecting vessels which are not only interfering with American rights in Behring sea. but which are doing violence as well to the rights of the civilized world. The president, he says, is surprised that such protest should be authorized by Lord Salisbury, especially because the previous declarations of his lordship would seem to render it impossible. The secretary then rapidly sketched the history of the nego nations under previous administration and says: “You will observe from the lith of November, 1887, to the 23rd of April, 1888, Lord Salisbury had in every form of speech assented to the necessity I aud of a close of the season for the protect! of seals.” “These assurances were giv to the American minister, to the Ain ' can charge, to the Russian ambas'B a and on more than one occasion to w r* them together. The United St ites u no reason therefore to doubt that the whole dispute touching the seal fisheries was practically settled.” Continuing, Secretary Blaine says that five days after that assurance Lord Salisbury said that neither act of parliament nor an order in council could be drafted “until Canada is heard from.” Mr. Phelps in his dispatch of September 12th reported that “his lordship stated the Canadian government objected to any such restrictions and until its consent could be obtained her majesty’s government was not willing to enter into the convention.” v iys the secretary: “This government cannot but feel that Lord Salisbury would have dealt more frankly if in the beginning he had so informed Minister Phelps. The British government would assuredly and rightfully complain if the agreement between her representatives and the representatives of the United States should, without notice, he broken off by the United States on the ground that the state of California was not willing it should be completed.” In conclusion, he proposes, in behalf of the president, that her majesty’s government agree not to permit its vessels to enter Behring sea this season, in order that time may be secured for negotiations that shall not be disturbed by untoward events or unduly influenced by popular agitation. On June 2d the secretary writes Sir Julian that the president believes arbitration cannot be concluded in time for this season and suggests that Lord Salisbury make for a single season the regulation which in 1888 he offered to make permanent, as a step which would certainly lead to a friendly agreement. To this the minister replies, June 3, that a further examination of the question has satisfied his lordship that such an extreme measure as that proposed in 1888 goes far beyond the requirements of the case. There would be no legal power to enforce the observance of such an agreement of British vessels. Secretary Blaine, replying July 4, said the “extreme measure” proposed came from Lord Salisbury himself, and concludes:    “The    president    does    not    conceal his disappointment that even for the sake of securing impartial arbitration her majesty’s government is not willing to suspend for a single season a practice which Lord Salisbury described in 1S88 as ‘the wanton destruction of a valuable industry,’ and which this government has uniformly regarded as an unprovoked invasion of its established rights.” On June 9th Sir Julian Pauncefote presents a copy of a telegram from Lord Salisbury in which he requests the president should think him wanting in cancelation but that it is beyond the power of his government to exclude British or Canadian ships from any portion of the high seas, even for an hour, without legislative enactment. In reply, on the lith, Secretary Blaine says this government would be satisfied if Lord Sailsbury would, by proclamation, simply request British vessels to abstain from entering Behring sea, for the present season, in order to give full time for impartial negotiations. Sir Julian on June lith, writes Blaine that he has informed Lord Salisbury that Secretary Blaine could not give assurance that British sailing vessels would not be interfered with during the investigations and expresses a hope that the decision is not final and that while there is yet time the commanders of the United States revenue cruisers will be instructed to abstain. On June 14, however, the minister with regret at failing to solve a favorable reply, presents the formal protest of the British government. In the protest he says, in part:    “The    British    government cannot admit the right of the United States of their own notion to restrict the freedom of navigation in Behring sea, nor to enforce municipal legislation against British vessels on the high seas. Her Britannic majesty’s government is, therefore, unable to pass over, without notice, the public announcement of the intention on the part of the United States to renew the acts of interference with British vessels navigating outside tho territorial waters of the United States, of which they had previously to complain. The minister is, in consequence, instructed formally to protest against such interference and to declare her Britannic majesty’s government must hold the government of the United States as responsible for consequences that may ensue from acts which are contrary to the established principles of in-* national law.” "'he minister, next, on June 27, replies ••■•rotary Blaine’s proposition looking to a proclamation by lier majesty's government that British vessels shall not enter Behring sea during the coming season. The minister writes that Lord Salisbury says the request presents constitutional difficulties which would preclude her majesty’s government from acceding to it, except as a part of the general scheme for the settlement of the controversy and on certain conditions, which are: That the governments agree forthwith to refer to arbitration the question of the legality of the action of the United States in seizing or otherwise interfering with British vessels engaged in Behring sea outside of the territorial waters during 1886, 1887 and 1889; that pending award all interference with British sealing vessels shall absolutely cease; that the United States, if the award should be adverse to them, will compensate the British subjects for losses which they may sustain by reason of their compliance with the British proclamation. In the next communication, dated the first of the present month, Lord Salisbury, referring to Blaine’s criticism upon the abrupt close of the London negotiations, quotes from a statement made to him by United States Minister Phelps as follows: “Under the peculiar political circumstances of America at this moment,” said Phelps, “with the general election pending, it would be of little use, and indeed, hardly practicable to onduct any negotiation to its issue before the election had taken place.” On the last of June Secretary Blaine addressed to the British minister a very long letter in answer to Lord Salisbury’s communication, in which letter the secretary stated that John Quincy Adams protested against Russia’s claim to exclusive jurisdiction over Behring sea. Secretary Blaine says:    “The questions which Lord Salisbury makes is unfortunately a most defective, erroneous and misleading one. The conclusion is separated from the premise. A comma is turned into a period, an important qualification as to time is entirely erased, without even a suggestion that it had ever formed part of the text, and out of one hundred and eighty-four words, logically and inseparably connected, thirty-five are dropped from Mr. Adams’ paragraph in Lord Salisbury’s quotation.” The secretary says further: “Neither by the treaty with Russia of 1825, nor by its renewal of 1844, nor by its second renewal in 1859 did Great Britain gain any right to take seals in Behring Sea. In fact these treaties were a prohibition upon her, whicn she steadily respected so long as Alaska was a Russian province. It is for Great Britian now to show by what law she gained rights in that sea after the transfer of its soverignity to the United States. During all the time between the treaty of 1825 and the cession of Alaska to the United States in 1867 Great Britian never affirmed the rights of her subjects to capture fur seal in Behring sea, and as a matter of fact her subjects did not, during that long period, attempt to catch seals in Behring sea. I am justified, therefore, in repeating the questions which I addressed to her majesty’s government on the twenty-second of January which' still remain unanswered, ing sea, which had been carefully avoided ever since the discovery of that sea? By what reasoning did her majesty’s government conclude that an act may be committed with impunity against the rights of the United States which had never been attempted against the same rights when held by the Russian empire?” The thirtieth and last letter of the correspoudence which would, if printed entire, fill over twenty newspaper columns, was addressed by Mr. Blaine to Sir Julian Pauncefote, from Bar Harbor, last Saturday. In it the secretary says: “I am instructed by the president to say that the United States is willing to consider all the proceedings of April 16, 1886, as cancelled, so far as American rights may be concerned. This government will ask Great Britain to adhere only to the agreement made between Lord Salisbury and Mr. Phelps on the 25th of February, X888. That was an agreement made directly between the two governments and did not include the rights of Russia. Asking Lord Salisbury to adhere to the agreement of February 25th we leaving the agreement of April 16th to be maintained, if maintained at all, by Russia, for whose cause and for whose advantage it was particularly designed.” Blaine also refers to Lord Sailsburys’ statement that the political events in the United States had caused an interruption of negotiations, and not the Canadian objection, and closes the voluminous correspondence as follows:    “I am justified in assuming that Lord Salisbury cannot recure to the remark of Mr. Phelps as one of the remarks for breaking off the negotiations, because the negotiation were in actual progress for more than four months after the remark was made and Mr. Phelps himself took a large part in it. Upon this recital of facts I am unable to recall or in any way to qualify the statement which I made in my note of June 4th to the effect that Lard Salisbury abruptly closed the negotiation because the Canadian government objected and that he assigned no other reason whatever. Lord Salisbury expresses the belief that even if the views I have taken of those transactions be accurate they would not bear out the argument which I found upon them. The argument to which Lord Salisbury refers is, I presume, the remonstrance which I made by direction of the president against a change of policy by her majesty’s government without notice and against the wish of the United States. Interposition of the wishes of the British province against the conclusion of the convention between two nations which, according to Mr. Phelps, ‘had been virtually agreed upon except as to details,’ was, in the president’s belief, a grave injustice to the government of the United States.” CHESTER TURNEY PARDONED CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. The Bankruptcy Bill Under Discussion in the House. Washington, July 23.—In the house Lacey, of Iowa, submitted a report of the committee on elections in the West Virginia contested election case of McGinnis vs. Anderson. The report, which finds in favor of the contestant, was ordered printed and the discussion of tho bankruptcy bill was then resumed. Mr. Frank, of Missouri, dwelt upon the importance of the pending legislation to the business interests of the country. The problem of how bankrupts should be treated was one to which the attention of lawmakers had been for years directed without their being able to reach an entirely satisfactory conclusion. Mr. Kelly, of Kansas, regarded the provision requiring referees should be members or the legal profession as a gratuitous insult to the member of the other professions. Mr. Peel, of Arkansas, thohght the bill unwise and impolitic. Messrs. Adams, of Illinois; Patchings, of Mississippi; Kerr, of Iowa: Wilson, of West Virginia; McAdoo, of New Jersey, and E. B. Taylor, of Ohio, spoke in advocacy of the measure. Mr. Outhwaite, of Ohio, criticised the method in which this important measure was being discussed for it was not being considered. If properly amended he would support it. Mr. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, also opposed the bill which went over, until to-morrow. Adjourned. The Senate. Washington, July 23.—Tho consideration of the Indian appropriation bill was resumed this morning. A number of committee amendments to the bill were agreed to and it went over. The committee on foreign relations reported a substitute for Pasco’s resolution calling on the president for information touching the arrest of A. J. Diaz, in Cuba, and it was agreed to. Adjourned. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. Much Criticism of Gov. Boies’ lion in the Matter. ‘ AC- Nominated by the President. ■ Washington, July 23.—The president sent the following nominations to the senate to-day, pursuant to the act of congress approved July 14, 1890:    Thomas IL Anderson, of Ohio, (now minister resident and consul general at Sapaz), minister to Bolivia; Clark E. Carr, of Illinois, (now minister resident and consul general at Copenhagen), minister to Denmark; John I). Washburn, of Massachusetts, (now minister resident and consul general at Berne), minister to Switzerland; John L. Stevens, of Maine, (now minister resident at Hcnolula), minister to the Hawaiian Islands: George Mauey, of Tennessee, (now minister resident at Montevideo), minister to Paraguay and Uruguay. Senate Amendments Nonconcurred in. Washington, July 23.—The appropriation committee of the house nonconcurred in all the amendments to the sundry civil appropriation bill made by the senate, including that striking out the appropriation of 8750,000 for irrigation projects. A conference was asked for. The G. A. R. at Ft. Dodge Work to De. feat Fee-Grabbing Lawyers—A Destructive Fire at Mt. Pleasant-Other Iowa Naws. [Special to The Hawk-Eve.l Dks Moines, July 23.—The action of Governor Boies in revoking the conditional pardon granted Chester Turney and issuing him an unconditional pardon has met with a great deal of deserved critizism by members of both parties who are familiar with all the details of this case, which for a time created so much interest throughout the state. Cheater Turney was pardoned by Governor Larrabee, and if he was inclined to wish to live as a man should there was nothing in the conditions of his pardon to find fault with. Governor Larrabee • simply made it conditional that he should not use intoxicating liquors or engage in the business of selling them, nor should he frequent saloons. These three conditions are the ones which the present democratic executive deems so unimportant he removes them. Chester is no martyr by any means and law abiding citizens were much disgusted at the manner his friends aud himself acted. The warden of the penitentiary at Anamosa, where he was incarcerated prior to his pardon, does not hold him up as a model by a long ways. Only the fact of the glaring injustice of the length of his sentence in proportion to the extent of his misdoings influenced Larrabee (who was noted for his clemency) to grant him liberty. He was a criminal without doubt. Governor Boies has revolutionized the giving of pardons. Ail the republican governors attached conditions that those receiving their liberty should not use intoxicating liquors in any form, hut our present executive does not deem this necessary and with but one exception the only condition he attaches is “they shall conduct themselves in an orderly and gentlemanly manner.” TO SERVE HIS SENTENCE. Fred. Munchrath Taken to Fort Madison. Sioux City, July 23.—Sheriff Maguire left yesterday forenoon for the Fort Madison penitentiary with Fred. Munch-ratji, Jr., the only one of the conspirators to murder Dr. Haddock who was convicted. Munchrath was sentenced to four years, but this offense after being affirmed by the supreme court was commuted last week to three months by Governor Boies. A large company of friends went to tile depot to see the prisoner start and he was in good humor to think he had escaped so easily. AN INSANE STRANGER. A Man Thought to be A. G. Parsons, of Loveland, Raving Crazy at Des Moines. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, July 23.—Last evening a resident in the east part of the city found a man standing in his back yard and one running away. He acted queerly and seemed intoxicated. The police were summoned and before being taken to the station he showed signs of being insane. This morning he was violently insane and raving and tearing at the bars. He is thought to have been deranged as considerable money was found on his person. His identity is in doubt, but he is thought to be A. G. Parsons, a druggist of Loveland. A DISASTROUS PIRE. Much Hay and Grain Destroyed in Henry County By Locomotive Sparks. [Special to T8e Hawk-Eye.] M r. Pleasant, July 23.—A disastrous fire occurred this afternoon between one and two o'clock about a mile west of this city. Sparks from a passing engine ignited the dry grass, and a strong northwest wind drove tho fire through the farms of Thomas Koan, Mr. Hills, Mr. Cornick and Hon. James Marion. The ^ry stubble, grass and meadows furnished quick fuel for the destroying element. At least one square mile of ground was burned over, and meadows, haystacks and fences were destroyed, and, perhaps, also the large orchard on James Harlon’s farm, as the fire passed through it, and also destroyed one-half mile of hedge fence on the south side of Ids farm. The damage was considerable, hut at this time it is impossible to estimate the loss in dollars. A SAD DROWNING. scriptioDs anti] nearly the entire $22,000 was raised. The farmers adjacent to the city will swell the list and the money will be forthcoming. The sums are to be paid in double installments six and twelve months from date. The conditions are the removal of the machine shops to Clinton. It will increase Clinton’s population by two thousand souls and be a great boom for the town. Great excitement prevails. PENITENCE OF A PASTOR. THE FARMERS’ ALLIANCE the Iowa Methodists Wrought Up Over Case of the Talented Mr. Jones. Charles City, la., July 23.—The Rev. J. W. Jones’ sensation is on the lips of every one. The particulars are as follows: Jones, a graduate of the Depau (Ind.) university, entered the Methodist ministry, and wss stationed at Lafayette, Indiana. He has been preaching there about nine months when he became intimate with Mrs. Frank B. Southworth, and fell. The matter was partially hushed up. He went to Philadelphia, and for a time occupied one of the most prominent pulpits in the city. He was eloquent and attracted large crowds. When a vacancy occurred in the Methodist-Episcopal church at Mason City he was recommended as pastor, and for five months occupied the pnjpit with rare ability and intellectual power. At the Upper Iowa conference he applied for admission and was taken on probation and stationed at West Union. He soon received a flattering call from the First Presbyterian church at Omaha, Nebraska, and withdrew as pastor at West Union. He assumed the pastorate of the First M. E. church at Salt Lake City, Utah, and has been there for the last year. A few weeks ago Bishop Ninde was appraised of the facts of young Jones’ previous life in the ministry and asked him to surrender his credentials and withdraw from the church, which he did. Of his wrong-doing he now makes a full and complete confession and asks the forgiveness of men. Nothing has ever happened in the Methodist-Episcopal ministry in Iowa that has sd aroused public interest. Glad to Accept the Greenback. Des Moines, July 23.—During the late unpleasantness a well-known old-time democrat here was very loth to take a greenback in payment for anything, and often made the statement that they were not worth the paper on which they were printed, and that gold was good enough for him. Yesterday he drove into town with a load of berries, which he readily sold, receiving in payment a 85 greenback of 1862. He was dazed and rushing to the bank, asked what premium would be given for it. He was told 15c on the dollar, and with 85.75 in gold and silver in his pocket, left for home elated at his good fortune. An Iowa Original Package Case. Fort Dodge, July 23.—An original package muddle was settled at Collender Monday. Some time ago I. N. Mitchell established an agency at Collender for the sale of original packages from Milwaukee. His stock in trade was seized by a local constable under a search warrant. Mitchell demanded the return of the packages, claiminar that he was protected by the supreme court decision, as he was selling only in originals. The trouble was settled to-day by the liquors being returned to Mitchell on condition that he would sell no more in Collender. The citizens are jubilant over the result. Original Package Wagon*. Fort Dodge, la., 23.—An original package wagon is the latest thriving development in that industry in this vicinity. A company lias been formed and will place a number of wagons on the road immediately. The object of the scheme is to get liquors out among the farmers and deliver them at their doors in any desired quantity. The wagons will make regular routes throughout this county at regular intervals. The originators of the scheme expect to reap a rich harvest. _ Spirited Her Child Away. Mason City, la., July 23.—Mrs. J. D. Wheeler Monday night secured a warrant for the arrest of her husband and the recovery of her child. She is merely a girl, while her husband is nearly eighty. They parted six months ago, the wife taking the child. Yesterday while they were at Clear lake the child was stolen from the buggy, supposedly by the father, and taken away. Nothing can be heard from either father or child. viz.: “Whence did the ships of Canada derive the right to do in 1886^that which they had refrained from doing for nearly f nety years? Upon what grounds did her majesty’s government defend, in toe yea'r 1886, the course of conduct in Behr- Colonel Tichenor Resign*. Washington, July 23.—Colonel Tichenor relinquished his position of assistant secretary of the treasury this morning and qualified as a member of the board of appraisers. Assistant secretaries Spalding and Nettleton received their commissions from the president and entered upon their duties this morning. The President Will Attend the Encampment. Mt. Gretna, Pa., July 23.—A dispatch has been received at the state national guard encampment stating that President Harrison will be in Camp Hartranft to-morrow with Secretary of War Proctor and other prominent mil itary men. The distinguished guests will leave Washington on a special train and will arrive in camp about noon. A review of all the troops will take place in the afternoon. Syrup of Figs, Produced from the laxative and nutritious juice of California figs, combined with the medicinal virtues of plants known to be the most beneficial to the human system, acts gently, on the kidneys, liver and bowels, effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds and headaches, and curing habitual constipation. _ A Flooring MIU Wrecked. Pittsburg, July 23.—The flouring mill of Mead Bros., at North Jackson, Ohio, was completely wrecked this morning by the explosion of a boiler. George Mead, the engineer, and William Thomas, an employe, were instantly killed, and William Mikesell, probably fatally injured. “Just as Good,** Say some dealers who try to sell a substitute preparation when a customer calls for Hood’s Sarsaparilla, Do not allow any such false statements as thU induce you to buy what you do not want. Remember that tilt only reason for making “ is that a few cents more profit will be made on tho substitute. Insist upon baring the    medicine—-Hood’s Sar- baparilia. I: is Peculiar to It Melt. Landen Garrison, of Cedar Rapid*, Goe* Down in Spirit Lake. Hotel Orleans, Sfirit Lake, July -Landon Garrison, one of the Grace church choir boys, was drowned this aft ernoon by going beyond the safety ropes, Whether he was taken with cramp or simply got beyond his swimming power, is not known. The boys had permission to bathe on the sandy beach in front of John B. Henderson’s cottage, where they could be constantly watched. This afternoon three of the larger boys, Landon Garrison, Edward Bushnell and John Mockreish, contrary to orders, went to the beach in front of the sanitarium, and went outside even of the safety ropes stretched for adult bathers. When some distance out young Garrison went down. The other boys paralyzed with fear, got to the shore as quickly as they could. They were so dazed as to be unable to give the alarm. An employe of the sanitarium saw the boy struggling, and put off to save him. Landon had gone down the last time when he reached him. Two doctors were on the spot in a moment, and did all they could, but it was too late. No possible blame can be attached to any one, as the boys had repeatedly been warned in regard to going in other than as regularly allowed. The accident cast a gloom over the hotel and over the camp, in which Landon was a general favorite. Young Mokereish in attempting to rescue Garrison narrowly escaped drowning. The accident is the more distressing as Dr. Green has given up all his time, night and day, to watching after the welfare of the boys. Set Fire to Her Clothing, Dubuque, la., July 23.—Mrs. Martin Schneidecker, of this city, while in a demented condition, set fire to her clothing and before assistance could reach her was so burned that she died at a late hour in the night in great agony. The unfortunate woman had recently Ween released from the asylum at Independence on the advice of the attending physician, who believed her to be permanently cured. __ Threatened to Drown Herself. Marshalltown, July 23.—A young daughter of William Simmons left her home in this city last Thursday night and has not been heard of since. The same evening the girl had been out late and upon arrival at home her mother chastised her. The girl left home threatening to drown herself and fears are now entertained that she has carried the threat into execution. Congressional Convention at Creston Nominates A. R. Anderson. Shrewd Manner In Which Professionals Handled the Convention — Vila** Candidacy for Governor—Ne. hraslta Republican*. [Special lo The Hawk-Eye.] Creston, la., July 23.—Eight counties out of the eleven constituting the eighth congressional district of Iowa were represented in the congressional convention of the Farmers’ Alliance held here today. The farmers experienced pome trouble in nominating their man. At first Mr. J. M. Joseph, a promineut Union county farmer, whose ability and loyality to the alliance is beyond question, was brought out. He was in fact the nominee and choice of tin* convention, but unfortunately he made a speech in which he doubted his ability to win the election. Here was a chance for the professional politicians aud so-called farmers’ friends, They immediately construed farmer Joseph’s modest speech into a withdrawal and presented the name of the celebrated anti-monoply lawyer. Major A. R. Anderson, and by a series of shrewd political speeches the Anderson men carried off the nomination by a majority of seven. The platform adopted demands a reduction of the tariff, denounces the McKinley bill and the attempts of congress to divert public attention from these matters by throwing away time on a federal election law. Anderson Endorsed, [Special to The Hawx-Eyc.l Corning, July 23.—The Adams county democratic convention to-day refused to divide tile delegation in favor of Hon. S. L. Bestow, and endorsed the candidacy of Major A. It. Anderson, the reriegate republican, by a ringing resolution instructing the delegates for him. Butler County Democrat*. [Special to the Hawk-Eye.] Vinton. la.. July 23.—The democrats of Butler county held their county convention to-day, nominating John M. Lehr, of Blairstown, for clerk, Cato Sells, of Vinton, for county attorney, I). D. Johnson renominated for recorder, Joseph Owens for supervisor. The delegation to the congressional convention were instructed for Hon. Matt Goaseh BUDD AS A BOLTER. The Disgruntled Office-Seeker Will Do the Independent Act. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, July 23.—Colonel II. J. Budd, of Knoxville, Marion county, has announced himself as an independent candidate for congressman from the seventh district. Colonel Budd, it will be remembered, two years ago a-ked for the nomination and claims that he was defeated through the efforts of Captain J. A. T. Hull, who was a warm supporter of E. H. Conger. Ever since that time he has been a bitter enemy of Hull, although Hull was not any more responsible for Conger s renomination two years ago than a host of other prominent republicans in Polk county. Hull was. and is. one of the leaders of Polk county republican forces, and as such, of course, did all in his power for Conger, a Polk county man, and the choice of nine-tenths of the party. Colonel Budd carried his enmity and fight into the contest for governor a year ago, and many will remember how he tried to force the gag and unit rule upon the Marion county delegation. He takes to himself a large share of credit because Hull was not nominated for governor. Now Hull has received the unanimous endorsement of his party in caucus assembled, and Col. Budd i* quite sore and is going to do tile independent act. Should he persist on Ii is present intentions, the effect will be to increase Hull's vote several thousand, as the seventh district is a poor place for baek-sliders. It is to be regretted that Col. Budd, a bright, intelligent man. a fluent orator and a regular host in la>t fall's campaign, should not be able to forget his own personal matters, but should persist in reading himself out of the party. It is believed that the democrats will shun ins candidacy as they would picking up red hot iron. If they would only nominate that political cancer. Gen. Weaver, and then with Budd in the field the way he has entered it, as far as the seventh is concerned, the executive council could deciare Hull elected now as well as later and save the expense. temporary chairman. The committee* were appointed and a recess taken. Nebraska elects this fail a governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, secretary of state, auditor and committee of public lands and buildings. The greatest interest naturally centers on the gubernatorial nominee, and for that position there are four avowed candidates. John M. Thayer, the present incumbent, who is serving his second term; L. I). Rickards, chairman of the republican state central committee; Jack McCall, of Lexington, and Dr. S. D. Mercer, of Omaha. Of these McCall will probably go into the convention with the strongest following. Richards next and Thayer and Mercer in the order named. It requires four hundred and ten votes to nominate, and no one of these named can control sufficient votes on the first ballot to make a selection. Next to governor tile strongest fight is probably for auditor, but the present incumbent, T. II. Benton, will doubtless be successful. At a late hour to-night the convent ii n is still in session without result. DISCOVERED IN TUE. .lodge Gent All Right. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Carthage, 111., July 23.—News of Judge Gest’s renomination wa* received here with general satisfaction by republicans to-day, and he will receive the cordial support of his party in Hancock county. Attempt to Shut American Cattle Out of Great Britain. Light on a Conning *«■ he me—Second Day** Sr**ion of the Parliamentary Conference nt London—General Foreign New*. BOSWELL BROUGHT BACE. The Cattle Thief Return* to Iowa with a Sheri IT. Chicago. July 23.—Sheriff Wheian. of of Emmet county, Iowa, arrived in Chicago to-day to get Henry C. Boswell, arrested yesterday for selling six hundred head of cattle lie had stolen in that state. The sheriff says Boswell, who was a herdsman, told his employers it would'be well to drive six hundred head to a different ranch which afforded better grazing. No objection was raised and Boswell went away with the stock and was not heard from until arrested here yesterday. The sheriff took hi* prisoner west to-night. The cattle, are -till at the yards. A SALOON POOL. I/OXdon, July 23.—An attempt to prohibit the importation pf American cattle into England lias been discovered in the disguise of a bill to prevent cruelty to animals on shipboard. It is an amendment to Plimsoil’s merchant .shipping act and the real author is supposed to be the the famous “-aiiors' friend" himself, although the bill bears the names of eight radical members of parliament as indorser*. Most of the clauses of the hill deal with mechanical arrangements for the location of the cattle, ventilation and other matter*. Then follows the clause for which all the other provi*ions are merely the excuse: • Live cattle shall not after the 1st day of January, 1891, lie landed in any port in tile United Kingdom from any ship, whether British or foreign, from any port or place west of the twelfth parallel of west longitude. Any cattle so landed in contravention of this section shall be forfeited to her majesty and may be seized and detained by any officer of the customs or of the board of trade." That the object is to prevent the im-I»ortatioti of American cattie for any purpose but that of heeding is shown by the next clause, which reads as follows: “The board of trade may from time to time make regulations exempting from this section any description of rattle not imported for th** purpose of sale for food." The intention evidently was to smuggle the bill through at the close of the session under coyer of its supposed benevolent purpose. Attention has now been railed to its true character, and its defeat "s certain. An English Syndicate Formed to Bun Chicago'* Liquor Busine**. Chicago, July 23.—The announcement was made yesterday of the incorporation of the Anglo American Brewing and Mailing company with a capital of three hundred thousand pounds sterling by a English syndicate. The Journal tonight says another company ha* been formed by the same syndicate for purchasing and operating saloons in Chicago. The plan i* to use in these saloons only the products of the Anglo-American plant. They will thus, besides saving the middle man’s profit, have a market for the output of their brewery independent of the big brewery pool. The scheme, in substance, i* simply a transplanting of the English "entire” system to American soil. ADVOCATES OF ARBITRATION. Second Day’* Session of the Parliamentary Conference at London. I/ON non July 23.—Meetings of the parliamentary conference ip support of international arbitration a> a substitute for war were resumed this morning. Encouraging reports a* to the spread of interest in the movement were presented by the delegates from France, Switzerland. Belgium and Italy. This afternoon a resolution will he submitted favoring the holding of the convention of 1893 in Chicago in order that there be a gathering representative of the parliamentary bodies of European countries to signalize the lat*-*t of world’s fairs. To-night the f< reign delegates ie Hotel Metro pole •r* of parliament. was banqueted at by the British mem. A TERRIBLE PLUNGE AVERTED. GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. .Steal**'* Near. Wit;* Score* of Passfngers Coes Over Niagara Fails. CLARKSON AT DES MOINES. He of is Indignant at the Treatment Western Railway Postal Clerks. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, July 23.—Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson arrived in this city this afternoon from his western trip He expressed great indignation at the treatment of railway postal clerks on the Union Pacific and says they work seventeen hours a day and do not get money enough to buy their meals along the line He would favor pensioning them all, as their hours of labor soon unfit them for other work._ CLINTON EXCITED. A Proposition to Remove the Illinois Central Shops. Clinton* la., July 23.—Hon. Clifton H. Moore, a wealthy citizen of Clinton, received a proposition from the Illinois Central railroad company a week since, that the latter would remove their principal shops here from Chicago if the city of Clinton would donate the requite one hundred and eighty acres of ground adjoining the repair shops here. A mass meeting of citizens was called this evening by Mayor Harris, and Mr. Moore was made chairman. Colonel Pash Warner and R. A. Lemon made speeches, and the subscription ball was set rolling. Mr. Moore led the list with $7,000. Mrs. Magill followed wif\ $1,000. H. H. Magil aud Joseph Fy .udenstein followed with $500 subscriptions. These w* followed UY numerous $200 and $100 S' A Valuable Barn Burned. fSpeeial to The Hawk-Eye.] Dunlap, July 23.—Jas. Roberts, a farmer eight miles west of here, lost a barn by fire yesterday. Some farm machinery, five hundred bushels of oats and a large crib of corn were also lost. The loss is $1,500. By prompt action five head of hogs were saved, hut two perished in the flames. Des Moines* Population. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, July 23.—Des Moines revise count will close to-morrow night. Returns up to this forenoon make the total 50,700, which, with the names to be verified to-day and to-inorrow will increase the list to 51.000. The citizens believe this is nearly correct and are perfectly satisfied When Oats Were Worth Seventy Cents. Keokuk, la., July 23.—Fred Dross, an old-time grain shipper of Warsaw, has a curious old document in the shape of an account of sales of a consignment of oats made by him to St. Louis in 1864, when he was seventeen years old. Farmers will be interested to know that he received seventy cents a bushel for his oats. _ Played with Matches. Ida Grove, July 23.—The little four year-old daughter of I. L. Bleakley was playing with matches to-day when her clothing caught fire and she was badly burned. Extreme doubts are enter tained of her recovery. Rain Needded. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Mt. Pleasant, la., July 23.—We need nothing so much as rain in this vicinity, the fire of to-day being occa sinned by the dryness the fields. of everything in A CAMPAIGN LIE NAILED. How tin* Democrats Are Caught in Their Ignorance of Iowa (.aw*. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, July 23.—The Des Moines Lanier, under date of July 21, publishes the following, clipped from the Fremont Democrat, which shows the usual amount of ignorance as to how matters are conducted in Iowa: N. It. Raymond, the individual nominated for supreme court reporter by the republican convention at Sioux City, is a younjr limb of the law that resides at lies Moines. His nomination was brought about through the instrumentality of Mills & Co., book publishers at Des Moines, who all along have had a monopoly of publishing the supreme court reports. In order that they might not be shut out, the out emotion ignored C. W. Neal and gave the nomination to Raymond, who is literally an adjunct of the publishing house in question. How does this suit the honest voter? The supreme court reports have not been published, in the first place, by Mills & Co. for over eight years; secondly, the supreme court reporter has nothing to do with letting the contract for publishing these reports, which contract is made by the executive council after receiving sealed bids, as per chapter 60, eighteenth general assembly:third, E. A. Stephens, of Missouri, will hold the contract he now has until after the expiration of Mr. Raymond's term. Thus, democrats cannot forego showing their ignorance and utter disregard of the truth. VILAS IS A CANDIDATE. Niagara Cam - X. Y., July 23.—Tie-pleasure steamer Kila Ii., running from Port Bay to Buckhorn island, was obliged to run around Green island on account of the low water in the river. The island is only a 'bort distance above the cataract and just as the steamer was rounding the island in the swiftest part of the river the engine gave out. The anchor wa- thrown overboard, but it failed to catch for some distance, dragging along on the rock bottom. When it did finally get a hold the boat was under such headway that the bulkhead to which the hawser was attached was torn from its fastenings. When nearly the whole of the chain had been paid out the end became knotted in the hole in the bulwarks and held the boat. There were about one hundred and fifty pa*-sengers on the steamer and a pleasure barge attached to it. and was a terrible scene of confusion. Women fainted, children screamed, and men hid each other good-by. The boat was only a short distance above the falls when stopped, and it was a miracle which saved the lives of tlie people on the boat. A Burning Ship Abandoned. London, July 23.—The Dutch steamer Paarandam, from New York, July 12* for Boulogne and Rotterdam, passed the Isle of Wight to-day. She signalled the National line steamer Egypt, from New York July lo. for Liverpool, had been abandoned on fire at sea and that her crew were on board the British hark Manhattan from New York and would land at Dover. She did not have any passengers on board. The Cattle Plague in Siberia. Sr. Petersburg, July 23.—Th* berian cattle plague is ravaging province of Riazan. Cattle, horses sheep are dying by thousands, thirds of the animals attacked die Si- the and Two- froin the disease. A number of peasants also contracted the disease, hut no fatal cases I thu* far have been reported. GENERAL KANTZ UNDER ARREST. Much Mixed Matters in the Department of the Platte. Omaha. Neb., July 23.—A sensation was created in military circles here by an announcement in a dispatch from Valentine, Neb., that General A. V. Kantz, commander at Fort Niobrara, had been relieved and placed under arrest by order of General Crook, commander of the department of the Platte. The trouble is said to have originated in the report of the court martial proceedings at Niobrara. which it is claimed was not indue form, and was returned to General Kantz for correction. Kantz has also preferred eharges against General Crook, and Colonel Smith is now in command at Fort Niobrara. CRAZED WITH GRIEF. An Ohio County Recorder Kill* His Wife and Snicide* While Insane. Wheeling, W. Va., July 23.—This morning at four o’clock Mandaville Ault, deputy recorder of Belmont county. Ohio, while laboring under a temporary fit of insanity caused by the death of his child and sickness, shot himself through the head with a revolver. The hall passed through the skull without doing serious damage. He immediately turned and shot his wife, who was standing near, killing her instantly He then went to his father’s barn and hung himself from the rafters. The tragedy occurred at Ault’s home near Centreville, Belmont county. Public Excitement Ha* Ceased. Breni> Ayre*. July 23.—The guards who have been stationed at the government lions** have lieen withdrawn and public excitement has ceased. It is reported a London syndicate is prepared to conclude the sterling loan of one million pounds. The gold premium is 206. An American Schooner Lost at Sea. London. July 23.—The American schooner, Win, Rice, has been lost at sea. The crew consisting of sixteen persons perished. The vessel was on a voyage from Cap** Ann to Ireland. Threaten* to Sever Diplomatic Relations. Belgrade. July 23.—S**rvia in a note to the porte threatens to sever diplomatic relations unless the porte grants reparation for th** murder of th**Servian consul at Pristina. A Dwelling Struck by Lightning. Panama, July 23.—A severe rainstorm. accompanied by thunder and lightning, passed over this city about three o'c lock Monday morning. The residence of Robert Benjamin at this place was *truek by lightning and a conflagration followed, which resulted in the building being totally destroyed. The inmates had a narrow escape, as they wrere shocked by the lightning. Have Got Tired of the Head Camp. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.l Carthage, 111., July 23.—J. M. Sholl, delegate from Canoewood Camp. Modern Woodmen of Ameriea, departed for Rock Island to-night to attend the up' meeting of Woodmen from lodges CW prizing th** order in different states. Delegates from other camps in Hancock county will also he present. Carthage camp authorizes Mr. Sholl to join in seceding from the head carap, and it is heard other camps in Hancock county have so instructed their delegates. Bitten by a Vicious Dog. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, July 23.—A little boy aged five was bitten by a vicious dog today who without warning sprang upon him and buried his fangs in his shoulder Free samples of Dr. Miles’ Restorative Nervine at J. H. Witte’s drug store. Cures Headache, Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Neuralgia, Fits, etc. Bit Off a Lip. Ft. Madison, July 23.—In a street row between two Italian fruit venders to-day one bit the other’s lip off. Platt’* Chlorides aa a Disinfectant Is just what every family needs. Mr. Cleveland’* Postmaster General Would Accept the Democratic Nomination for Governor of Wisconsin. Madison, July 23.—In an interview with a prominent demoeratie politician here this, morning a correspondent learned the fact that there is a widespread desire among the more prominent democrats that Colonel William F. Vilas, Cleveland's postmaster gancral and secretary of th** interior, should be nominated for governor on the democratic ticket this fall, and it is believed that while Colonel Vilas would not enter into a personal squabble to secure the nomination, he would, if it should be tendered to him, accept the nomination. He would like to try issues with Governor Hoard, who, it is conceded by all, will he nominated unanimously by the republican state convention. Coloni ! Vilas would bring into the canvass eloquence of a high order, and til** campaign would he entirely free from personalities if he and Hoard made the race against cath other. The first district! congressional fight is being watched with much interest by the republicans in this district. Senator Cooper has many warm friends "here and it is believed that the district, with Judge Doolittle as the democratic candidate,, is a doubtful one, and that Cooper is by far the strongest man to down the the genial Judge. Think* the Fair Will be a Macer**. Philadelphia, July 23.—Through a misunderstanding. General A. L. Gosh-orn, who was to have met the committee of the world's fair commissioners in New York to-day, came to Philadelphia instead. He will meet the commissioners tomorrow. In response to a question here he said he would not accept the director generalship of the Columbian exposition. He said further, “The Chicago ex hi oition will be mainly agricultural and the foreign representation will not be extensive. This is a New York opinion, based on the Paris exposition and the fact that foreign nations must incur great expense to get to Chicago. Financially I think the Chicago fair will be a success.” Fatal Yacht Race. Di LUTH, Minn., July 23.—During the yac ht race this morning a sudden squall came up, capsizing three sail boats. The Roamer and another boat sank immediately. The Roamer was sailed by its owner. Charles Lidner. and with him were J. W. Clark and Mr. Purcell. The two former were drowned, while Purcell was rescued in a dying condition. Lidner leaves a wife and three children. The occupants of the two other boats were rescued in a short time uninjured. The Minnesota Cyclone. Marshall, Minn., July 23.—At 5:30 yesterday afternoon a black cloud resembling the great serpent, reaching down from a dense black mass of storm cloud* that had formed during the afternoon, and moving in a southeasterly direction, demolished the buildings of three farmers living nine miles northwest of her*. A child of Felix Dearean bad its leg broken. another had its head crushed and died dui. g the t.:ght, and Mrs. Dearean was sen** -*ly In used. Mrs. Ophdahl and child v re blow n onto a wire fence and seriously hurt. Two of Ophdahl's horses were • arried from the barn to a pasture near by without injury. Continued the Snit. Galesburg, 111., Inly 23.—In the injunction suit brought by the Galesburg Street Railway Company against the College City Street Railway Company, Judge Smith refused to dissolve the injunction and ordered it continued until the October term of the circuit court. NEBRASKA STATE REPUBLICANS. The State Convention at Lincoln Called to Order Last Night. Lincoln, July 23.—The city is crowded with delegates to the republican state convention which was called to order at 8:30 to-night. Church How was elected A Foul Crime Suspected. New York, July 23.—Cornelius Merritt, the undertaker, who buried the body of x\nnie Goodwin, the pretty cigarette girl, was this morning held in $1,000 bail to appear as a witness against Mc-Gourgel «fe Harris, William Davidson, the doctor's driver, who drove the body of the girl from the Lying-in asylum to j not represented. Merritt’s undertaking establishment, was | Archbishop Heiss also arraigned and held in 82,500, bail as accessory after the fact. The body of the girl will be exhumed and an examination made. The Pacific and Atlantic to be Connected by One Line. Boston, July 23.—This week the Canadian Pacific railway completes the arrangements made some time ago for th** purchase of the entire New Bruns-wiek railways and thereby connect ocean to ocean by its own track. The New Brunswick system comprises nearly five hundred miles of railway. Chamberlain's Eye and Skin Ointment* A certain cure for Chronic Sore Eyes, Tetter, Salt Bheum, Scald Head, Old Chronic Lores, Fever Sores, Enema, Itch, Prairie Scratches, Sore Nipples and Piles. It is cooling and soothing. Hundreds of cases have been eured by it after all other treatments have failed. 25 and 50 cent boxes for sale by all druggists. Archbishops In Session. Boston, July 23.—The archbishops of the United States assembled for their annual meeting to day. Milwaukee is as the successor of who died a short time ago, has not yet been chosen. The meetings are strictly private. The roey freshness, and a velvety softness of the skin is variably obtained by those who use Pozzoni’s Complexion Powder. Fits, spasms, St. Vitus dance, nervousness and hysteria are soon cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Free samples at J. H. Witte’s drug store. ;

  • A. G. Parsons
  • A. J. Diaz
  • A. R. Anderson
  • A. V. Kantz
  • Bishop Ninde
  • C. W. Neal
  • Charles Lidner
  • Chester Turney
  • Clark E. Carr
  • Clifton H. Moore
  • Colonel Tichenor
  • Colonel Vilas
  • Des Moines Lanier
  • E. A. Stephens
  • E. B. Taylor
  • Edward Bushnell
  • Felix Dearean
  • Frank B. Southworth
  • Fred Dross
  • George Mauey
  • George Mead
  • H. H. Magil
  • Henry C. Boswell
  • I. L. Bleakley
  • I. N. Mitchell
  • J. Budd
  • J. M. Joseph
  • J. M. Sholl
  • J. W. Clark
  • J. W. Jones
  • Jack Mccall
  • James Marion
  • John B. Henderson
  • John L. Stevens
  • John M. Lehr
  • John M. Thayer
  • John Mockreish
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Joseph Owens
  • Julian Pauncefote
  • Kila Ii.
  • Landen Garrison
  • Landon Garrison
  • Locomotive Sparks
  • Lord Sailsburys
  • Lord Salisbury
  • Martin Schneidecker
  • Pash Warner
  • R. A. Lemon
  • Robert Benjamin
  • S. D. Mercer
  • S. L. Bestow
  • Sfirit Lake
  • Thomas Koan
  • William Davidson
  • William F. Vilas
  • William Mikesell
  • William Simmons
  • William Thomas

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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye

Location: Burlington, Iowa

Issue Date: July 24, 1890

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