Burlington Hawk Eye, September 9, 1890

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - September 9, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE ^BUSHED: JUKE, 1839.) ■BURLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1800. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. I weary session. Senate Worries Over the Tariff Bill Until Midnight. Plumb’s Amendment Increasing ti on Spirits Fails to Pass- ^Th* Reciprocity Matter Discussed at Length. TTvrTOV, Sept. S.—Hie house a certain tract of land * the big trees The house bill on "7 .mrt a certain s®1 aP. —stand iii California, I public park was passed without ^conference report on the river and appropriation bill was taken up reed to without discussion and a yea and nay vote. 5?°“ riff bill was taken up, debate to i'mited to thirty minutes for any sena-*'onc5»W«'t- Ar"’r * number of I amendments were    agreed to, boffered an amendnfent imposing a (ti *'5 on distilled spirits. He said Ired it because he believed it would °L^arv to have an    additional ue which would be thus provided i VIS (KH)) to meet the requirements Jegovernment. The reduction of revenue which the bill (as it passed house) would effect has been estimator! ooo.oOO. By the restoration of tobacco tax in the senate that reduc-been diminished to sixty bad been -bs, qualified by -t Ambiguous oiiie- from statement faire committee that if the imports *ere kept up on the present (notwithstanding the increase of tbe reduction of the revenues ^be only about §20,000,000. Plumb ton to give a resume of the approver the year and argued that -priations for future years would not jborr of these for this year aud would, -jrjrdto pensions, etc., largely extern. In fact lie would be greatly jised if in the next three years tho ent on accoilnt of that law would imount to §30,000,000. dr. Berry asked Plumb how many lotions had already been received r the new pension law. Plumb gave number at over four thousand. Ber-reoalled the fact that Davis (who had - se of that bill) said he was satisfied not more than two thousand names Id be added to the pension list under j[r, Cockrell—-There will be between and seven hundred thousand in all. Sir. Plumb said he had no doubt there uld be from seven to eight hundred sand application- under that law and -priations under that law would nut to at least sixty millions a year in three or four years. He estimated expenditures of the government at ,000.000, its revenues at§400,000,000, said the deficit was inst as sure as rising sun. Hr. Wilson, of Iowa, opposed tile -ndment on the ground that it would $33,000,000 into the pockets of men o owned one million gallons of dispirits now on hand; also on the -and that it would make the liquor ness an important element in the trial system of the government. Mr. Dawes also opposed the amend-because the increased tax would apply to whisky on hand which .id be thus appreciated in price to the int of 33 cents per gallon. Mr. mb modified his amendment by mak-itapply to all whisky hereafter pined or withdrawn from bond; the endment was rejected—yeas IT; nays as follows: Fens—Berry, Cameron, Casey, Colic Dolph. Installs. Jones of Arkansas, nderson, Mitchell, Paddock, Pasco. gee. Plumb. Reagan. Teller and alburn—IT. Jai/*-A Id rich. Allen. Allison, Bar-g,hate. Blackburn. Butler. Carlisle. idler. Cockrell, Coke, Dawes, Dixon, Uhs, Evarts. Faulkner. Frye, Gibson, bm. Hale, Higgins. Fliscock, Hoar. is of Nevada. McMillan. Morgan, ‘ti Pugh. Quay, Ransom. Sawyer, ‘man.Spooner. Stewart. Stockbridge. JKce. Vest. Walthall. Wilson of Iowa Mr. Vance moved lo reduce the duty card clothing from ret to 23 cents per ‘ie foot: rejected. The sugar section w as then taken up, immediate subject under considera-being the finance committee amend-itof the paragraph imposing duties all sugars above No. 13 Dutch stander. Sherman argued against the endment in favor of the house propo-■bo, which would allow all sugars der No. IO Dutch standard ( including Qualities of brown sugars ii sod ®iy by people) to come in fret*. The endment was agreed to—veas. ap; TS. 12. The next vote was on the senate endment to the same paragraph, irising the duty on sugar above No. IO ^-tenthsof a cent per pound instead of ^■tenths, as in the house bill; agreed bu 29; nays, leu.*.—Aldrich, Allen. Ruttier, Cantil. Casey. Chandler. Dawes, Dixon. PPD. Eustis. Evarts, Frye, Gibson, awley, Hoar, McMillan, Mander-p. Paddock, I’asff. Platt, Plumb, Quay, -g?an, Sawyer. Stewart. Stockbridge, «^cr, Washburn—20. -Allison, Harbour, Bate. Berry, Lilburn. Carlisle, Cockrell, Colquitt, v. Edmunds, Faulner, Gorman, fM. Morgan, l’rugh. Ransom, Sher-wi. Spooner. Vance, Vest, Walthall, SJH of Iowa. Wilson of Maryland—25. 1,1 proviso that in ease the export ^imposed By any country on sugars that country shall bo subject to under the existing law. was withal- Quav on the 1st of October, ISIK). The senate then took a recess. □ At the evening session Casey addressed the senate in favor of the reciprocity proposition. Mr. Allison replied to the remarks of Reagan and Gorman this afternoon accusing the finance committee and the republican senators of discrimination against the south. He denied there had been any such idea entertained. Wherein, he asked, had such discrimination been shown? Certainly not in the matters of rice. Had the state of Texas been discriminated against in tho present session? Had not six millions been appropriated for the purpose of transferring trade from the eastern seaboard to the most important gulf port of Texas? Did not tho finance committee propose to protect the wool of Texas, the second or third wool growing state of the union? He himself had undertaken to to protect the hides of Texas. The senators from Maryland had said there was not a lino or page on the bill that protected the industries in the southern states. Where, Allison asked, was the coal of Maryland and West Virginia. Was not that protected? And where was the sugar of Louisiana and Texas? Did not that have a bounty of two cents a pound? The orangef of Louisiana and Florida were better protected under the pending bill than under the existing law. If there had been any discrimination it had been in favor of the south. As to cotton ties, they had simply followed the other manafactures of iron and steel and as to cotton bagging it was as much used for the potatoes of New York and for onions of Iowa as for the cotton crop of the south. As to the amendment offered by Manderson to admit beet sugar machinery free of duty up to July 1892. he did not see why that small bonus should not be allowed. It would do no harm to anybody and would certainly be no discrimination against the producers of sugar from cane or sorghum. He would, therefore, vote for it and against Eustis’ amendment to extend the privilege to cane and sorghum sugar machinery. Eustis’ amendment was rejected without yeas and nays and Mandersons’ amendment was agreed to:—yeas, 42; nays, ll. The negative votes were given by Butler, Cameron, Carlisle, Cockrell, Coke, Gorman, Gray, Hoarse Teller, Reagan and Wilson, of Iowa. Mr. Gibson moved to reduce the sugar test from 80 degrees by polariscope to TO degrees aud argued that two cents a pound bounty on sugar produced in the United States would be neutralized by the European bounty of two conts per pound on exported sugar. So there would be free-trade in sugar. Mr. Ciliium addressed the senate in favor of reciprocity between the United States and other nations, especially Mexico and Central and South America. He was not, however, in favor (he said) of such a system of reciprocity as would in the slightest degree interfere with the policy of protection to American industry and labor. But it would be a question in his mind whether it would not be better to allow the whole question of reciprocity to rest with the president and secretary of state who had constitutional powers to make treaties with foreign governments. As to reciprocity with Canada, he thought the attitude of the dominion government was not such as called for any speedy action looking to reciprocity. That government had pursued, in many ways, and for many years a policy of aggression toward the United States and doing so, acted under dominion of the Canadian Pacific Railway company, whose road had been built by aid of government subsides, not for commercial but for military and political purposes. He mentioned subsidies given by Canadian aud British to the steamship lines divert commerce from American ships and American railroad lines and he declared himself in favor of a national policy that would protect th** interestsof the United States against the aggression from any foreign nation. He was a protectionist not only in support of the tariff bill, but he was for protecting American interestsand national honor in dealing with all foreign nations. He referred to the remark of Lord Salisbury in his address to a London elub some months ago to the effect (speaking of the Behring sea difficulty) that the United States was such a susceptable nation that Great Britain could not negotiate “at the top of its voice.” He regarded that remark as insulting toward the United States and expressed the hope that the time bad come when diflicult.ii s with Great Britain and her dependencies could be settled (honorably to the United Statesi in open day and that Lord Salisbury would not be allowed to whisper the secretary of state out of American rights. Mr. Reagan made remarks in support. of his claim that the pending Dill discriminated against, tile southern section of the country. Mr Spooner declared himself in favor of the reciprocity provision, provided it indicated items and articles. But he would not favor reciprocity with Canada. Ile hoped to see the day when tho American Hag would fly over Canada and when the British flag would be gone. Mr. Evarts, speaking on reciprocity, proposed to modify thecommitteeamendment so as to make it the duty of the president when satisfied that the country from which sugar, molasses, tea leaf, coffee or hides are imported, maintains a policy that is reciprocally unequal and unreasonable to communicate the facts to congress so duties may be imposed. Mr. Gray gave assent to this proposition. Without action on Gibson’s amendment, the senate at 12:15 adjourned. Mr. Baddock is chairman, but that senator says the majority of the committee, with which he agrees, believes that the house bill should be reported to the senate so that both measures shall be laid before that body for its action. If a majority of the senate think the general puro-food bill should be substituted for the Conger bill, they can so order, but the committee will let the senate take the responsibility. Members of tho committee say that while they believe the Baddock bill is the better one, and ought to be passed, there is such a demand for the Conger bill from the farmers’ alliances and other agencies of the Northwest that they cannot refuse to give the bill a hearing in the senate. NOBLE PINE TREE STATE. She Rolls Up the Largest Republican Majority in Years. Governor Burleigh Mud Speaker Heed Reselected by Inrreaged Majorities--Great Flit hu«i;tHin All Over the State—Latent Now*. resolution was adopted that congress be petitioned to amend the tariff Iliff so that it will not apply to merchandise imported Into this country prior to the passage of the bill and lying in bonded ware-houses at that time. FIENDS AGAIN AT WORK. the the large both the governments intended to THE RAUM INVESTIGATION. Cooper Demand* the Production of Refrigerator Companies’ Book*. Washington, Sept. 8.—Tile Raum investigation was resumed to-day and Mr. Lemon was called to the stand. He read a prepared statement which was to the effect that, as the first charge did not concern him he had nothing to say. As to the second charge, which referred to him, he said Iii' had known General Raum twenty-live years. His financial standing was high and his endorsers were of good reputation. So when he wanted money to open up his mining property witness endorsed two of his notes, one for §2,000 and one for §10,000, which were subsequently extended. Respecting the charge that witness had secured undue advantage from the completed files order, he said tho completed files order was not novel In principle but had been the practice of the office for years. Towards the end of the fiscal year it was the practice to pick out such completed cases and dispose of them. That had been done by Commissioner Black. It was a wise practice. The charge that Commissioner Raum had given him any undue advantage in the completed files cider was an unqualified falsehood and furthermore it would be absolutely impossible for tho commissioner to favor him. The witness never asked anything from Commissioner Raum or any other commissioner to which he was not entitled as an attorney. Unfair as Cooper had been he invited him to come to his office any day and examine every ease and every employe. Ile wanted him to come to the front door and not hunt up his discharged clerks. That would obviate the necessity for making baseless charges. Mr. Cooper cross-examined the witness. He asked what the witness’ fortune was, to which the witness promptly replied, “That is none of your business,” and returned the same answer to the next question as to the amount of his annual income. Cooper then returned to the attack by asking if the witness had not been charged with forging Mr. Colfax's name to a certificate. Witness replied he had not. lf the committee desired to go into that he wished to be allowed to call witnesses, as it related to a transaction of twenty-two years ago. General Raum had first spoken to witness ahunt money matters in January, before he became commissioner. When witness’ proposition to make the order like the completed files order was under discussion, Deputy Commissioner Lincoln objected that its effect would be to turn all the force of the office upon the witness cases, but that was a wrong belief. The complete files order was made January 6, and witness endorsed the note January 7. Did not then know the order had been issued. The effect of lh*-order upon the cases in ordinary tiles wasbeneficial, as it reduced tile files in number and encouraged an effort to complete the eases. Lemon’s testimony having been concluded, Cooper renewed his request for the production of the book' of the refrigerator company, asserting they would show tho refrigerator was a fraud, and the commissioner had been manipulating a fraudulent scheme. Commissioner Raum said lie wa- present to answer charges of official misconduct and had done so completely. The, committee had seen the stock hook of the company. He denied that tin; refrigerator was a fraud. Cooper knew lie had sold no stock to the pension house employe-. There was a conspiracy iii this city and Cooper was being used as a tool to break down his (Raima's) credit. Cooper knew the charges were a dismal failure and could not he sustained and he wished to draw in other tiling-, so as, by hook or crook, to injure him (Raum). He should rest on his legal rights and refuse to have his private business dragged out by Cooper. Mr. Cooper insisted on the necessity for the production of the hook- a- the best proof of the stockholders. The committee, after private consultation, decided it would reserve its decision upon the question until it had an opportunity to ascertain the extent of its powers to compel the production of private papers. Adjourned. For Governor................Edwin    C.    Burleigh For Congress, First District Thus. ll. It' cd For Congress, Second lust Nelson Dingley For Congi i ss. Third List Seth L, Milliken For Congress, Fourth Hist...Chits. A.Boutello Augusta, Me., Sept. 8.—Chairman Manley of the republican state committee sent at midnight tile followingdispatch to (’resident Harrison: “Maine gives the largest republican majority known in an off year since I SGG and a larger majority than was given in a presidential contest since I SCS, with the single exceptions of 1884 and 1888. Governor Burleigh is reelected by a majority exceeding 15,000. Speaker Reed is re-elected by the largest majority he has ever received, exceeding 4,500. Representatives Dingley, Boutell!' and Milliken are elected by majorities ranging from three to five thousand. The Bine Tree state endorses your administration and remains firm in its advocacy of protection to American industries and American labor.” Bohtla.nd, Me., Sept. 8.—Seventeen towns in Reed's district give Reed 5,543, Frank 4,291, scattering 43; Reed's plurality. 1,252. The same towns in lsss gave Reed 0,042, Emery 5,528, scattering 23; Reed's plurality, 514. Twenty-five towns in the state give Burleigh 0,939, Thompson 4,009, scattering 274; Burleigh's plurality, 2,970. The same towns in 1888 gave Burleigh 8,932, Butnam 6,250, scattering 336: Burleigh's plurality, 2,682. Boun ANO, Me., Sept. 8.—Seventy-five towns give Burleigh 18,079, Thompson 16,383, scattering 877; Burleigh’s plurality, 6,320. The same towns in Isss gave Burleigh 23,239, Butnam 10,-535, scattering 1,155; Burleigh's plurality, 0,704. Twenty-one towns give Reed 10.373. Frank 7,034: Reed's plurality 3,309. The same towns in USS gave Reed 11,438, Emmery 9,088; Reed's plurality 1,750. Foreland, Me., Sept. 8.—Thirty towns give Burleigh *,986, Thompson 5.722, < lark 24, scattering 23; republican plurality 2.501. At the last election Burleigh had 10,079, Butnam 7,906, ensiling 271, scattering 236. The republican plurality is 1,113, a republican gain of 451, over 21 per cent. Reed's plurality in twenty towns in the first district is 3,204. He had last election 2.439 plurality and it looks as if it would be nearly doubled. Lkw i.ston. Mc . Sept. 8.—Returns from a large portion of the towns show that ex-Governor Dingley is re-elected to congress by nearly 1,000 majority over Allen, (deni.) Bonn.and, Sept. s.—One hundred towns give Burleigh 22.128, Thompson 14,772, scattering 1.030; Burleigh's plurality is 7,350. 'l'he same towns in lsss gave Burleigh 27,238. Butnam 19,815, scattering 1,389:    Burleigh's plurality 7,523. In Reed’* Stronghold. Bunn.and, Mf., Sept. 8—The total vote of Bortland is:    For governor: Bur leigh, 3.570; Thompson, 2.127: Clark, 142. For congre-s: Reed, 3,648; Frank, 2,Bio: Hussey (pro.), 770. Four republican legislators are elected and one democrat, tile latter on account of local dissatisfaction. There is great enthusiasm in the city over the result of Reed's election. A big meeting was held in the city hall, with an address by Reed, under the auspices of the Young Men’s Republican club. One hundred and twenty-five towns give Burleigh 26,801, Thompson 18.114, scattering 1,275. Burleigh's majority is 8,687. The same towns in IsSS gave Burleigh 33,476, Butnam 24.516, scattering 1,625. Burleigh’s plurality was 8,930. TOK I.ATF.-r ULTI'UN s. Bom I.and, Me., Sept. s—Bortland gives Burleigh 3,473, Thompson 2,146, Clark 158, scattering 36. Reed 3,751, Frank 2,158, scattering lls; Reed’s plurality 1,563, the largest ever given a I member for this district. Forty-eight out of fifty-three give Reed 16,097, Frank 11,339; plurality 4.575 against 2,397 in D-s. main!ng towns are small. The following were the candidate the various parties: governor. Edwin C. Burleigh..................Republican William P. Thompson.............. Another Attempt to Wreck » New York Central Train. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Sept. 8.—A desperate attempt was made to-night to wreck the fast St. Louis and Chicago express which leaves New York on the New York Central at 6 p. in. The train was stopped bv a dahger signal south of Old Troy, six hundred yards south of the New Hamburg draw-bridge. Two minutes previous a flagman had discovered several ties standing endways in a culvert near Old Troy aud when he took hold of one to remove it he was fired upon from bushes on the east side of the track. Knowing the fast express was nearly due he ran southward and set tile danger signal which stopped the train. The flagman said tin- ties stuck up above the rails and would have certainly thrown the train from the track. The fast train was composed of seven or eight sleeping cars, all full, two ordinary coaches and a baggage car. There were eight ties on the main track. There were also two ties placed alongside of the rail toward the south so as to ditch tho train. The train passed here half an hour later. CARNEGIE MADE ’EM MAD. His Recent Speech Did Not Suit English Aristocrats. The Industrial Situation —.lollii Hum* Decide* to Remain Out of Parliament for the Fre*ent—Stainiiooloft' Re-Elected. SPOKANE FALLS DISASTER. Mr. Carnegie ferred to which est offense wa-were it not for Eighteen Men Killed and Many A1 inning. Spokane Falls, Wash., S*f»t. 8.—At midnight. Sunday the men engaged in the sad task of digging out the mangled victims of Saturday's terrible premature explosion were forced to desist because of tho presence of five other blasts that might explode. Bp to that hour eighteen bodies had been taken out. There are yet twenty-seven men unaccounted for, all of whom are probably buried beneath the mass of rock. There were about two hundred pounds of giant powder in its blast and the accident was caused by some one’s carelessness. The man in charge of the blast and three assistants were blown to pieces. The men were leveling off ground for new freight yards. A cliff of rock on one side of the cut was twenty feet high. The blasts were so arranged that the rock was* thrown toward the cut. Not anticipating an explosion about thirty men were under tile cliff and great masses of rock and earth were pitched into tin* cut, burying the men beneath their weight. None of them had time to run aud hut few escaped. AWOKE WITHOUT A SCALP. The Terrible Experience of a Section Foreman Near Hope, Washington. Spokane Falls, Washington. Sept. 8.—John Wolvertine, section foreman on the Northern Bacitic, was knocked down and scalped by two drunken Indians near Hope, a few miles from here, Saturday evening. Wolvertine wa-walking on the track near the station when he was met by the two Indians, one of whom he recognized as John Deere. The redskins seemed considerably under the influence of liquor arid Wolvertine turned a-ide to allow them to pass. They stopped him. hr wcver. and asked him for liquor. He replied that he had none. John Deere then j struck him over the head with a club, knocking him senseless. When Wolvertine recovered consciousness he found his scalp missing, lie managed to crawl to a house some distance away, where he was cared for. Wolvertine's condition is considered critical. The Indians have not been captured. A BABY FALLS FIVE STORIES. But Escape* A Remarkable Uninjured Case. New York, Sept. A baby ( arriage. which was being rolled by two boys on the roof of 203 South Fifth avenue, broke away and with its two-year-old occupant fell five stories Saturday afternoon. The carriage remained upright and fell on a bale of rags in the street, where it was shattered. The baby was bounced upward aud was caught in the arms of a young man standing near. It was not injured London, Sept. s.- A great deal of ill feeling has been stirred up by Andrew Carnegie's recent speech at Dundee, wherein he indulged in an attack upon the upper classes of England while eulogizing the corresponding classes of America as little short of angels. The prevailing tone of criticism upon th** speech is that, while it i- appropriate for Mr. Carnegie to speak highly of the country and the people whence he derives his great wealth, it is in very bad taste for him to go out of his way to assail tin* people among whom In* choose-to live and whose society lie eagerly solicits. Among the remarks made by in the speech re-have caused the great-a declaration that the fact that the property of the aristocracy is entailed so that they eau use only the income, they would drink and gamble themselves into poverty within five years. The speaker also ridiculed royalty and made some claims for the American system of government which, according to the opinion of several American- who heard him. were hardly borne out by the practical working- of political institutions in that country. It i- thought that the speech will have a tendency to somewhat interfere with Mr. Carnegie's success as a cultivator of relation- with the leader- of English society. The I mill-trial Situation. London, Sept. v-- Ben Tibet, -peaking at a large meeting of dockm* n vote rday at Tower Hill, -aid that while he deplored the fact that the recent trades unions congress at Liverpool wa- at times disorderly, yet lie wa- -ur«- tin* workingmen would tie satisfied with it-proceedings when they observed tin* importance and scope of tin* bu-ines- transacted. In fact, he averred, tin* eongre— hail accomplished more in a week than parliament was accustomed to do in a year. Tin* Australian -fnk‘*r- are losing ground. Tin* employer- are securing large numbers of nonunion men to take their places and refuse to confer with th** union men. But for th** aid received from England the -trike would lie ended now. John Burns is not likely to enter parliament, a- has been reported. He announces that lo* will not run for Battersea, but will devote tin* next live year- of hi- Iif ■ to tin* organization of unskilled labor. Many of the older labor leader- ar** disgruntled because of his aggressive and overbearing manner in the congress, arid he emerged from it considerable weaker in tit** e-ti-mation of the delegates representing skilled labor. He is a- strong a- ever with th** London dock men. St ii in Lout** ti’ Re-© Ie© ted. London. Sept. *.—Elections were held throughout Bulgaria yesterday resulting in a great triumph for th** government. Brinie Minister StaraboulotT and other ministers were elected in titre** different districts and many seat- were gained. Stambouloff now considers that Bulgaria i- free from any immediate danger of armed Russian intervention arid it is in Armenia that the czar will act first. The conflict just reported between Armenians and Turkish gendarmes, in which Iiv** of tin* latter were killed and many wounded, shows tliat th** moment for intervention i- rapidly approaching. There ar** 75.own Ru—;an troops ma-sed along the frontier and 5o.oon mon* w ithin supporting distance. Hundreds of Armenian fugitive- daily enter th** Russian -erviee. John Cordial a freight conductor both striking knights. From words overheard by reporter- during Rh d’s eros-questioning by Pinkertons, it is evident the arrests were made on information furnished by Reed. Tit** latter ha-been very prominent in hostility to the Pinkertons and mad** threat- against iii** road so he was “spotted.” It is understood to-night that th** detectives learned that file men w* r<-concerned in the dasterly work, and that, all are under arre-t except one Rzra Yager, a striking Rnight of Lal*«>r. who is said to have skipjied. THE GRINNELL CONFERENCE. A Love Feast and Other Services on Sunday Monday** Proceeding* and Adjournment The River I.and ta*© A Min* Accident at f^-lialiiixa—Political him! General lows* New*. THE TARIFF CONFERENCE. Who Many Will be the Conferree* Change** in the Hill. Cud ago, Sept. 8.—A Trihum Washington special says voting on the tariff hill is likely to be through with by til** middle of the week. It will go to th** house changed iii many point- and mostly in the line of lower duties, but the main provisions, like the tin plate duty, will not h<* altered. Of the new matter grafted on th** hill, th** reciprocity amendment will Pe the most important. Great interest attaches to tin* selection of the conferees. The conference committee will have a tremendous power in shaping legislation, for it is riot likely that the -enate or hon-** will reject the conference report. Usually three eon-ferrees ar** appointe*! on behalf of each branch of congress. Tile in-id** influence is against enlarging this number on th** tariff bill, claiming that th** larger the conference committee th** longer will be the fin:*- taken in reaching an agreement. This is quit** true, but having waited nin** months for a tariff bill the country can probably stand an extra week’s delay. With the larger number of conferree- tile danger of secret legislation is lessened. If th** number is limited to three for ea**h body th** -enate conferees will b<* Aldrich, Allison and Harris. Because of the leading part Senator Carlisle lias taken in Th*- debate it i- a-surned in some quarters ti will be the democratic member. Senator Harris is the senior demo**: the finance committee, ami is n peeled to give way to a junior. Sherman want- to take part iii tinference and he may insi-t thar tin* ber of conferees be live. In that it is not at all certain that tor McPherson would )»** willing to st**p aside for Carlisle, a- th** New Jersey -enator i- something of a tar;fT expert himself. <»n th** hou-e -iii** chairman McKinley and Mr. Dingley. of Maine, will he tile republican conferree-. Roger (j. Mills would he entitled to represent th** democrat-, but he want- no favors at Speaker Reed’s hand-, and will not give up hi- campaigning to attend to legislative duties. So th*- place will go to McMillin of Tennessee. if five conferees ar** taken there would be -orne question whether the third republican should be Burrows, of Michigan. Gear. of Iowa. or LaFollette. of Wisconsin. Roswell B. Flower, of New York. would fit in the extra place for the democrats. THE PRESIDENT AT CRESSON. ,-{>eela! Grinnell. I; gationa! and Ik at th** <fi-po-al enc*' y *•-:* • rd a j made both un among the *** principal mend at th** Met hod i; at Jot A. (cation dined t field pre hand- of rni-'dona dollar-Bv th** I Joyce t to-day j “Th* lr; con fere ri The j eonferen Bresid Geo. W. I*- — : Mu T. B. ii' ©day. put rring be pr* d ai to The Hawk-Eye.) I., Sept. -.—The Congreet,-t pulpits were placed of the Methodist confer-and as-1 zn men ts were truing and evening from nferenee vi-itors and the '•r-. Th** order of service t church wa- as follows: mine. sermon by Bi-hop ollowed by ordination of ted by memorial services J by ordination of elders; f;v**. revivalist service at md conducted by Dr. W. hi- service resulted iii wenty contortions and ana that of Saturday it half a dozen. natter- received large at-The conference de-a financial agent in the av** thi- work in the ut. The total of the lection- are seven hundred :**-« of th** apportionment. I direction of Mr-. Bishop vc wive- of pastors met rganized themselves into 1 - Wives Association.” The i adjourn late to-night. a parti of the h* Be , eat 'na- V. K •r. M« i-ati t, Eva A. Fe, Ma Bi* tv. Ethel I; s J. C. < Mvi r-: Keokuk. Melton, Roberts* Sterling, Tennant T. S. Bo elders—Keokuk district, .<*r-: Burlington. J. E. Cor-;**, Ira Kemble; Oskaloosa, ■ : Ottumwa. J. W. Mc Houri in gton fir-t supplied. -ter*—Burlington.. Grace W. II. •r: B iriington, West, J. R. Bayne: ??->n. i p nit J. VV. Potter: Dan-J. Herne--: Fort Madison, First. I'ort Madison. Santa ••et **rk« r: Mediapolis. VV. F. .-oz-.,. .LM. Welooer: Mt. VV. ii. Thorn: Mt. Union, C. ton:    New    London. IL C. rrv. John Reneges: Wapello, idrieh:    *    entervilie. T. J. ii rf ‘id.    E. E. >• hri*-ner; VV. VV ''juan >n: Biooti .A. E. 'I -on: Moi I). M urphy; rid. J. F. >riev: Mt. on, C. L. Ii© VV. Mi IL »rg* : VV N. VV B. ar L. Batters-. I). C. Slid : Fremont, VV. Cannon wa Fir- it Him Ireland's Crop Failure. i IN DON, Se Jit. s. — Oliirjal towns Reeds -s. Boof RAILROAD DISASTERS. t he IOWA POSTMASTERS. •kilts) moved to include sugars . maize stems (better known as corn among the sugars for which a Jct of two cents a pound is to be Pa*, rejected. fcku fnance committee's amendment ttai!!' malj3° S|i?ar among those for !*» a bounty im >y is to be paid was agreed amendments referring to »*    "ore    agreed    to,    and    the Bti»«°f ling no,‘ce in connection with Jn!v‘orbounty was fixed as prior to st (instead of January) of each 1st tar. ttmxFrye offc'red fJ a bounty of ^ from an amendment to one cent a pound on {poi-,    imported    molasses. He induer'. . *ar£c extent to which that 5 inow caried on in the United kudyL , ^ave employment to four ^i.Oiy ®er'can vessels, and paid over tu Fear in freight to them. There Mewl an extensive cooperage con-induM^ e business and the whole be destroyed by the bill Mr ^    1,v lightning. Wdlv n*L v  t'.-K-------- ----- senate r    concurrence    of    the taste iTfte Principle < Stent to j;Q bm* was a..    - *Wciiitar»n jUrn’*bed to the domestic *tti°n now ‘n^ustr)es. But the propo-I*! & bourn w VTd vvas> Practically, to Molasses \ p cents a gallon on all State*. imP°rted into the United Mr. Frw.. .Mr. Man/nr'0' nc*IHCnl was rejected. °rthe admisi°n    an amendment Attery f0r e°n' 0 duty, of ma-^tar and a ref*' ’?.anuTa<‘turi‘ of beet *ucb maehin    duties collected HJJ. acbmery since January u»!St?*n‘eB<1 lho arocnd-^khd 80lrghum sugar? machinery for J* "oui? trT^anVV V°U'’ Aldrich said 5®nts voted on tonight6 a11 the ame"d- 1 at the stage of the Jk? 10 have the ?0rr°w morning n* th!rd read*ng to-J^jdd (for the    gave notice Change* Made In Iowa for the Week Fulling September 6. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Washington, Aug..30.—The following postoffice changes were made in Iowa during the week ending September 6. 1890: Established —Forsyth. Palo Alto county, Douglas A. Beck; Leeds, Woodbury county, David Bde; Long Point, Tama county, Win. Finn, Sr. Postmasters Appointed — Broadgate, Humboldt county, John Bristol: Central City, Linn county, Edward ll. Crane: Grant, Montgomery county, I). Cotter. Aaron Clark Isaac H. Clark............. CONC. KE First—’Thomas it. Reed.. Melvin I*. Frank........ Timothy It. Hussey..... See*md —'Nelson Dingley . Charles E. Allen........ William ll. Foster...... Third— *S th L. Milliken.. Charles Baker........... Luther L. Bateman..... Fourth—’Char es A. Boti telle____ Josiah Crosby...... Volin j lf.Cushing. •Renominated. Democrat Prohibition Union Labor Republican  Detune* at Prohibition  Republican  Democrat .... Prohibition R publican .......I lemocrat ..Pro. and IT. L. Republican Democrat ..Prohibition THE SPRINGFIELD EXPOSITION. Roy The tloiixe. Wasaixgtos, Sept. 8.—The house, to-day, passed a joint resolution granting the use of a portion of the I nited States military reservation at Chattanooga for a public park. The remainder of the day was devoted to the District of Columbia bill. _______ THE TARIFF BILL. Aldrich’* Reciprocity Amendment May Be Ailopted, But Sherman’* Will Not. Washington, Sept. 8,—It is not expected that there will be any material change in the tariff measure during the next few days other than the adoption of the Aldrich amendment. So far as ran be learned there will be but few votes in favor of Hie Sherman amendment. A few eastern republican senators seem disposed to vote for the Sherman Canadian reciprocity proposition, but the idea has not found general favor. It was stated last evening by a republican member of the ways and means committee that there was .iitile probability of any action of the house on the tariff bill until Speaker Reed has returned from Maine. As soon as the conference committee is appointed the main points of difference between the house and senate will at once he taken up and settled in the least possible time. It is hoped that the conference committee will be able to report within one week after the first meeting. After tho tariff bill ha< gone to conference the senate in-'tends to take up the remaining appropriation bills and the supreme court and bankruptcy bills. COMPOUND LARD BILL. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. A Dividend of IO per cent in Favor of the I>uhii(|,te NatiiinHl Hunk Creditor*. Wasiiingtox, Sept. s.—The comptroller of the currency has declared a dividend of ten per cent in favor of the creditors of tile Commercial National bank at Dubpque, Iowa, making in all fifty per cent. The Silver Purchase. Washington, Sept. 8.—The amount of silver offered for sale to the treasury department to-day vias 804,000 ounces. The amount purchased was 255.(KIO at §1,172 to SII,728.    ____ Feasibility of Reduced Postal Rate*. Washington, Sept. s.—While congress is in recess Bostmaster General Wana-tnaker will cause an investigation to be made into the present condition of postal transportation, with a view to ascertaining the possibility of a successful change of the rate of first-class mail matter from two to one cent per ounce. Illinois Census Figure*. Washington, Sept. 8.—The census bureau to-day announced the populations of the following cities and towns in Illinois, together with tin* increase or decrease in each during the last decade: Belvidere 3.863, increase 912: Sandwich 2,505. increase 153; Galena6.406, increase 45; Elgin 17,429, increase 8,642; Aurora 19,634, increase 7,761; Batavia 3,610, increase 974; Dixon 5,149, increase 1.491; Sterling 5,822, increase 735; Rockford 23,598, increase 10,460. tVilkes, lh© (ireHt Record Brcoker Will be On© of ti*© Att ruction*. Ki*rix* .FII'. LD, Sept. 8.—The Springfield exposition opened auspiciously to-day with a very large attendance. All departments are crowded to the utmost with attractive exhibits from Illinois and adjoining stairs, ami tho program for tho week includes not only exciting speed contests and roman chariot races every day, hut other interesting features. The event of this week, however, will be til** performance of th** renowned stallion. Roy Wilkes, whose phenomenal record of 2:08L on til** Independence track lias recently startled horsemen. The conditions of the contract with Mr. McHenry, owner of Roy Wilkes, provides that his best record is to be broken on the Springfield track during tile week. McHenry expressed great satisfaction in having closed the contract to give Boy Wilkes a chance to beat his great record on the Springfield track, which is conceded by leading horsemen to he th*' fastest mile track in th*' United States. There are one hundred and fifty-seven entries in the speed classes, which will be trotted and paced during the present week, which insures a very large and enthusiastic meeting. Many horsemen say Roy Wilkes will make a record of 2:06J the Springfield track, which is in pink of condition. TI)re© Men iv ill • <1 in a Wreck nil Baltimore and Ohio. Waffling, W. Va., Sept. -.—This morning two freight trains met in collision on tile Baltimore and Ohio railroad, thirty miles east of here. Both engines and a dozen freight ear- were entirely destroyed and til** wreck took tire. The engineers. Dominick Kelley and Charles Trickly, and an unknown man. <uppo-**d to he a tramp, wore killed. One Mail Killed and Several Hurt. Lockport. N. Y.. Sept. s.—This morning two North shore limited trains collided with terrible force, head on, in thi-eity. Both engine- were wrecked and iii** tenders driven into buffet ears behind them. Baggageman W. A. Bridler. of New York city, wa- instantly killed. Two other trainmen were seriously hurt. No other injuries of any account are reported, although tile jai--* tigers of both trains were badly shocked by tin* force of th** collision. show that 5,goo.lino acre- *.{ land have been cultivated if crease from l--'.*of 150.one a crop show- a decreased yield, falling off being in flax at William O'Brien made a -| day at Melia, County Cork. advised the people to pay n their families had been \ Ii** said that if tin* peop’ -bowed th** proper spirit * bilitv for relieving the distr* land i is re-. returns in I rein a delivery th** greatest ll potatoes. leech yester-in which he > rent until nodded for. • of Ireland Ie* re-ponsi- -- would he placed beggir ira. I th*' di: force upon the government and no g appeals need he made to Arner-,**t the poor law boards provide for ar- -- and the Iri-h members would tie government to do it- dutv. i* Busine-* Before Pleasure Wit ti — Ile Go©* Sight Seeing. ( rf--on Springs. Ba.. Sept. -. The president -tarted in to work early th;-morning, lie -**nt a budget to Washington in the fir-t mail, th** nomination, of Charles Scoville, of indiana, being the first appointment made by the president since his arrival here. He al-o is-u**i an executive order in pursuance of this section of the naval appropriation hill, providing for the appointment of a committee to select a suitable sit** for a dry dock on the Pacific coast north *>f the northern boundary of California. Th** president'- system wa- -one* rut: down when he reached her**, but is feeling much better now. Hi- appetite i-good and his spirit- bright, aud the languid feeling which oppre-se- him in Washington has almost entirely di-ap-peared. The president and party afterward- took a lone drive, visiting til* villages of Lorena and Gallitzin. At I. etta is located til** famous Catholic convent established nearly a hundred year-ago. The president inspected the whole church attached to the convent. Father Ryan gave a brief history of til** place. The president intends to pay another visit to ti.** ;c ic** to look over tin* convent. Tile party returned to Cresson in tile afternoon, having enjoyed their ride greatly. Crk—on Spring-. Pa.. >ept. - The pre-ident received a private telegram early in the afternoon, predicting the success of the republican ticket in Maine Git Main, W Wilson: C ii. St Minn*—.ti X. .i, E. E. Dome: Salem, • Tr* ■.*, John I ta vis. Mus-Wil-on; North English, tz: Riverside. G. Ii. Byrri. II. E. Wing: Webster. Wellman. J. A..Armacost; M. Tuttle: What Cheer, n: Agency, E. J. I’ike: Al-iton.W. E. Patter-Hill; Martinsburg, *. B. D. Davison; -lath.rd: Ottumwa : Richland. R. G. E. A. Robin-on; ferred to Duluth. th: Br:: J. B. : Mein t, C. (». Gr* tom intuit!. is trar WILL SELL LOTS. The Lit oilfields lielie\e the River Land Coinpanit*. Title Will Be Continued. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Fo i -land river the • K. fa . ha la. that an a wh W •ran tv boid th* ebster c r they re. As that the d they . I lands ■ —X'otwith-ipeai of the Iv ordered. • river land ounty river will go on evidence of coin pznie’? ffer to g’ ' old. r- IN ow rn who r or p mat Iud* [St" PF. NI ers of lowere rd to J: Was se; I, the i ti to J I E. pm ,e W CHALLENGE THE WORLD. The Owner* of Roy IX ilk©- Will Fur*- Him any Other Horae. **• Hawk-Eye.) la., Sept.    s.—The notnenal Roy Wilkes, •rid s -tallion pacing n this track la.-: week, lf mile last Saturday in half mi.e ever trotted y track, r iv offer to ii st any pacer in the • Hot I’ain t»*r preferred, take place over the ck at their fall p eting i-t week in Oct * cr. in th* FELL NINETY-EIGHT FEET. by a great majority of 13,ooo. interest in the electi* Ii* evin* .a n. Three M m Seriously Injured kal OO**;* ('oui Shaft. in an l)»* i a-tI* a-ur* DEATH S DECREE. ii. jell. A ii-wert* >] A. ll. Me McGaiiitn of Ro The Sutton [Special to the Hi Bushnell, 111., Sept Gahan, the Chicago. Burin,gtmt A Quincy railroad company’s agent at thi-place, died .it Iii- r«*-i*l**ii**e Sunday morning. September 7. a zed fort y--«*ven years and nine months. F'**r twenty-nin** years in* im- been agent for th** *'.. B. A Q. at this place. Ii** leaves a wife, two sons, a sister and It is aged mother. Dublin some rn* -tarted. Striker* London. v coal porter-. Hampton. In ployment of ers have phi tions. who n ing to their at la-t -t relief ar** irred i about md be A Mind Reader’* Te*t. \( ii. Sept. s.—To-morrow Iou Picket* I** Watch N’on-I nlon Men. *, jit. s.—The dock laborers. -a dors and firemen at South iv** struck against the ern-noii-union men. The strik-*i picket- at railway -ta- icnaee th** non-unionists go-plat es. I HK a test * — he made of the possibilities of “tnind I. aul. . ’ Mr. P. A. Johnstone. « mind reader, will make the test under charge of a committee of citizens. Tfii-t«—t will ta* tile sam** that kill***! Washington Irving Bishop in New York before the Lamb's club. The will start from the Auditorium 11- K A I. d t* lunet' Char! Mich: W e Hawk-Eye.} -.—Three men were attorn of the Long ming, a distance of Henry Long and fatally injured, but af;er a severe sickness at ■ms all right. ) the J *5 | j feet ar* drive I Grand Bat hotel r**zi; iieular arr mav -«* ten g ter A Government Soph: \. Sept. and throughout OII th** A WEALTHY SMUGGLER. It Will be Reported to the Senate .lust a* It Passed the House. Washington, Sept. 8.—Some time this wreek a meeting of the senate committee on agriculture will be held to take action upon the Conger compound lard bill, recently passed by the house. An effort was made to get the committee together yesterday, but a quorum failed to respond to the summons. When the hill was in the house many persons felt that what is known as tho “Paddock pure food bill'’ would be substituted for it by the senate committee, of which Chimney Finishers’ Strike. Pittsburg, Sept. 8.—Three hundred finishing or “crim|>ing” boys at Hie chimney glass houses of T. G. Evans Sc Co., Hogans, Evans & Co., and tile Peerless Glass company struck to-day for an advance in wages, causing a suspension of work in the factories._ Choked on Watermelon. Richmond, Sept. S.—While Mrs. Alice Jones was eating watermelon and talking and laughing with lier children, a piece of tho melon became lodged in her throat and she fell to the floor and died of strangulation._ —For Rent—Handsome store-room with third floor and basement in the new bank block, splendidly located for retail business. Inquire of E. C. Gnahn. 8*9,000 Worth of Diamond* Seized in <* Young Englishman’* Baggage. New York, Sept. 8.—W. K. Medhurst, the young Englishman who some time ago inherited 8500,000 from Dis uncle, arrived in this port yesterday from Liverpool. He brought along with him hi-iiorses, carriages, etc., intending to remain here sonic time. To day Special j Agent Wilbur, of tho treasury department, ordered a careful investigation of Medhurst’s baggage. The result is that there is now in the seizure room of the custom house over §9,000 worth of diamond* and pearls put together in most exquisite workmanship. As they were all ornaments fit only for a lady's use aud with monograms on them that did not correspond with his initials, they were promptly seized. All Medhurst said when the seizure was made was that when the goods were sold he would be on b and to buy them in. Afraid of the McKinley Bill* New York. Sept. s.—A large number of importers of leaf tobacco held a meeting to-day to lake action on the McKinley tariff bill. Carson Mayor, president of the leaf tobacco board of trade, occupied tho chair. The chairman explained it would result in a disaster to trade if the McKinley bill passed. -A A Wealthy I’hmeer Dead. Kirkwood, III., Sejit. 8 —Joseph I. Field, a wealthy pionueer, dropped dead at his home lier** Sunday evening. Attempted Rank Robbery. Monmouth, 111., S**j»t. 8.—At noon Saturday an unknown man made an unsuccessful attempt to rob th** People's National Bank of this city. Vice-President George Artnsby was in the bank alone. “I ain looking for a red-headed girl in a blue dress,” the burglar said. At the same time he seized a revolver from beneath the counter. Mr. Armsby grabbed the man and prevented him from using th** weapon. The robber then seized a roll of hills and ran for lite door, hut was intercepted by officers and lodged in jail. Want Foreign Market* Enlarged. New York, Sejit. 8.—At a meeting of the produce exchange tiffs afternoon, attended by fifteen hundred members and merchants, resolutions were adopted that iii** New York Produce exchange as a body solicit congress to urge such acts of legislation or diplomatic negotiation as would result in an enlargement of foreign markets to the American products. Mile*’ Nerve and Liver Fill*. An important discovery. They act on tho liver, stomach and bowels through the nerves. A new principle. They speedily cure biliousness, bad taste, torpid liver, piles and constipation. Splendid for men, women and children. Smallest, mildest, surest, 30 doses for 25 cents, Samples free at J. JI- Witte’s drug store An Absconding Forger Captured. Louisville, Sept. 8.—Hume Clay, of Baris, Kentucky, who absconded about a month ago after having forged a paper on his fat lier and grandfather to the amount of §75,OOO was brought hack to Paris to-day by his father-in-law, Captain Thomas.  _ Becchant’s Pills cure ntltous.and nervous ll.® triumph in Bulgar)**. —The election* her** the country yesterday resulted iii a great triumph for the government. Brinie Minister St am bon lout! and other ministers were elected in three different districts and many seats were rained. The German Flag Forcibly Removed. Berlin. Sept. A telegram from Aden -ay- Thomp*on. official of th** British Ka-t Africa company, forcibly re in* > v ell th** German (lair at Kiinb** V'tu. Three ltriti-h Ofllrm Mtitlibril. lr I KRA LTL K, Sept. 8. — Three British officers were stabbed here to-day in an affray with Spaniards. Iii** trouble arose from a dispute over money matters. nan torium lint ping in th committee. II drive over tie the committee name select *d Grand Pacific. route . It will t and {lick and return where Johnstone i-iistody of a member « will then, blindfi sam** rout** traver* and attempt to tit from tii** rcgi-Ter i ommittee hotel and »** t to the to the -orne p.-.r-tbe Audi- vlded. * «i by d the *f the Deal It of a Pioneer. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Dxvi nu.*ri, la., sept. 8.—Judge Win. L. Cook died here to-day. He came to Davenport iii I*'.5. when in* was rowed a< ros- the river at tiff- point by an Indian. He Im- lived in this vicinity ever since. In I- 55 ii** was a delegate to the convention which organized the republi-in this state. He has been a th** Masonic fraternity since was married four times. can party member «>1 I -2.3. He Kudu Bey. Zanzibar. Sept. •*.—Emin Bey arrived safely at Uukambyee. Two Sensational Rumors Denied Cm* a*.o. Sept. s. — A report from the east was current on th** stock exchange to-day saying til** rumors of the failure of lh*' great dry goods firm of J. V. Farwell A- Co., of tiffs city were current in tin* east, the cause of the failure being attributed to the alleged interest of Unfirm iii tim recent collapse of Potter, Lovelle A Co., of Boston. J. V. Farwell, .lr., entered a most emphatic denial of the story, which in* characterized as a malicious falsehood. Tho sensational report telegraphed here from^Yaukesha to-day to the effect that Senator Farwell was almost at the point of death was also denied and it was stated he i- steadily improving.  _ TRAIN-WRECKER ARRESTED. Striking Knight Charged With Placing Obstructions on the Central Track. Albany, N. Y.. Sept. s.—John J. Reed, a brakeman residing at East Albany, was arrested yesterday at Hud-on. charged with wrecking the train near Castleton on Thursday night. It is said that he has confessed hi* crime, and ha* given the names of four companions, all of whom, it is said, are strikers. The greatest excitement prevails here, and the strikers themselves make threats against Reed. He was brought to this city yesterday morning very quietly, and is thought to be confined iii the Central depot, although Superintendent Bissell denies it. It is known, however, that Mr. Bissell. Robert A. Pinkerton and j Mr. Humphrey's, the Central detective j stationed at Poughkeepsie, were closeted with him all afternoon. Tile mystery attending Reed s apprehension was partially explained this morning by the arrest of John Kternan a Weft Albany freight brakeman and THE FIRE FIEND. Tw • Livery Barm and a Residence lie. stroyed at llsreol*. iSfM-emt lo the Hawk-Eye.) «)-()*>t v. la.. >. pf. -    Tw-.* I,very barn es and tin* adjoining resident-** of S. R. Babb were consumed by fir** la-t night. Til** tire originated about II j>. rn. in the main barn. Nineteen hor**-*, two carriages, two buggies, one phaeton, together with all th** harucs-and fixtures and a large supply of grain and hay were \ consumed. I he lo-- on t»L** barns and stock is s*».OOO; insurance on barns, si,- i 500. Tiler** was no insurance on the stock, 'i’li*' los- on tile residence i-I nearly covered by insurance. Dina At roil* Fire Cau*©il by Lightning. Altoona, Ba.. Sept. 8.— At noon to- , day lightning struck a large block in which was located th** offices of the Pennsylvania Railroad company ami the building was soon ablaze. The building : was entirely gutted by the fire. Many I old residences were destroyed. Th** loss is heavy. Several hundred clerk- were employed iii the building. All got out, hut seveial narrowly escaped from -nf-foeation. The lightning also -truck the McClelland residence and Mrs. M. Otto was knocked senseless and has not yet recovered consciousness. Several bystanders were slightly injured. \ atm*!*!© Timber Burned. Gka-sVille, Cal., S**j)t. s.—Yesterday morning fir** broke out ten miles south of her** and burned vast trai ts of valuable timber and numerous fences. Barns and houses of farmers were saved by hard work. The tire is still raging. A Barkini IONE. House tor Boone. >**pt. -.—The business nut completed arrange-~    *    *    >pen M* im Be ‘JO and 2.Deo legs -hipjM-d in. With running Boone wi ket in centra r-. Boud to open a *♦*. The oil mill her* |j * by ti*© trust, is to L ery put in for kiilii The Messrs. Do* | hog- here this seas ^* other eastern jxm ^ j)«*r day have b | a large packing ho rill be til** best hog margin. M AS erat- o tn**el a probab torney quite a I einoerats of the Fourth District. (Special to The Hawk-Eye.] \ <riv, la.. Sept. *.—The demo* ^ iii* fourth congressional district} New Hampton to-morrow. It isf * that Will I). Eaton, county alif Mitchell county, who has madej reputation in the famous Billings* trial, will receive the nomination. The names of John Cliggett. of Cerro Gordo, and John Pulley, of Ctffcka.-aw. will also be presented. limn Cattle Dying of Texas Fever. Elhuron, la., Sept. 8.—Texas feve; ha** broken out among cattle near her* One farmer has lost thirty-three head the j»a-t week and til** disease is spr ing. It was introduced by a cow whic was brought from Texas. evek lent* dJ hicfj lorn Out of Danger. Cli v. la., Sept. s.—It An Kx-lTnite<l states Senator Dead. Lansing, Mich.. Sept. 8.—Ex-United States Senator Christiancy died this evening. From 1857 to 1875 ii** was a member of the supreme court of Michigan. II*1 was also at one time minister to Peru. Mason I itx. ta.. >ept. s.—it is no* safe to say that, nine-tenths of the cot in this locality is out of all danger all danger of frost. The ears are hi and well filled and th** yield will he ne ly a full crop. Change of life, backache, monthly regularities, hot flashes, are cured by Miles' Nervine. Free samples at J. Witte's drug store. In Honor of O’Keilly. New \ OUK, Sept. s.—An immense memorial meeting in honor of J. Boyle O'Reilly was held in th** Metropolitan opera house to-night. Governor Hill, Judge Fitzgerald and others spoke. A Bank Makes an Assignment. Waupaca. Wis., Sept. 8.— Th** Waupaca bajik. run by E. Coolide A- C., made an assignment tiffs morning. The assets and liabilities are not known. Tho hank had a paid up capital of §15,000, A Lady Held Up. [Special to Th* Hawk-Bt*.] | Kirkwood, III., Sept. 8.—Miss Lit Dugan was held up ai 8 o'clock in evening by two foot pads who robbed of what money and jewelry she had d] her person. Continued. The favorable impression prod tic* the first appearance of the agt liquid fruit remedy, Syrup of Fig9 years ago has been more than coni by tin* pleasant experience of ai{ have used it. and the success of lh-* prietors and manufacturers the/ fornia Fig Syrup Company. rli ;