Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - July 11, 1890, Burlington, Iowa
THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE.
ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)
BURLINGTON, IOWA, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY ll, 1890.
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IHE CONFERENCE REPORT.
The Senate Vote in Favor of ii Compromise Silver Bill.
Morgan's Lengthy Argument Against the Measure—More Democratic Dilatory Tactics—Grosvenor’* Stinging Rebuke.—Notes.
Washington*, July IO.—In the senate, Stewart offered a resolution which was .greed to, calling on the secretary of tee interior fur information as to selection of sites for reservoirs by the director of the geological survey.
The senate then resumed consideration of the conference report on the silver bill and was addressed by Morgan in opposition to the report. He expected today was to he a crisis in tile question of currency of the people of the United States, as much so iii regard to the demonetization of silver and confining of jn t0 single gold standard, as was the of 1873. He did not know but the effect of the vote to be taken to-day (If it should result in the adoption of the conference bill) would not be really more fatal to the prospect of silver coinage in future then the act act of 1873. The legislation of lg<)3 had been, he said, an act of the -old-blooded assassination of the silver dollar. It had been presided over by the same senator whose ’fine Italian hand” was to be seen in the conference bin. a bill which was a total departure from the action of both the house and senate, and was as essentially new as if it had been written by flu- senator from Ohio within the last five days. Morgan went on to speak of the legislation on all important matters being controlled by the conference committees whose proceedings were secret so that if the committee were bribed to the extent of one hundred million dollars no senator would be permitted to find it out. Mr. Allison remarked there was no necessity of secrecy about the conference committees, they wire public committees.
Mr. Morgan replied to that remark by saving that in this very discussion Sherman had declined to answer a question ar. to the proceedings in the conference committee on the ground that such proceedings were secret.
Mr. Sherman said he had never denied to the senate any information as to what took place in the conference.
Continuing. Morgan predicted that when others of the conferees came to realize what they had done they would feel like kicking themselves over a tea acre field. The hill would monometalize the country, would make gold the only thing with which to pay debts or to buy property. The craft of the senator from Ohio (after twelve months’ fconsideration) have lived upon a bill that would more thoroughly destroy silver forever as money than the conference hill would. Morgan spoke for three hours and closed with an appeal to the senators not to allow the senator from Ohio (Sherman) to thrust his stiletto again into silver.
Mr. Call also argued against the conference report.
Mr. Plumb spoke in its favor. The conference hill would give the country as much money during the next year as free coinage would give. The hill is a long step in the right direction. It is Plumb's belie f if the hill becomes a law so nicely and easily will it work and so helpful will it In- to all people of the United State- that the next step will he free coinage. Ile would vote for the conference bill. regretting that it is no better, glad that it is no worse.
After further debate a vote was taken and the conference report was agreed to —yeas 31*. nays 26—as follows:
yeas— Aldrich, Allen, Allison, Blair, Casey, Cullom. Davis, Dawes, Dixon, Dolph, Ed-raunds. Evarts, Larwi ll, Frye, Hawley. Higgins. lliscock. Hoar. Ingalls. .Ione*-of Nevada, McMillan, Manderson, Mitchell, Moody, I’etti-irrcw, Pierce, Pratt, Pluiub, Power, Quay, Sands, sawyer, Sherman. Spooner. Sun1 Stewart, Stockbridge. Washburn. Waler
.Yay#—Harbour, Hate, Blackburn, full, lisle, Cockrell, Coke, l.’ulquit. Daniel, Faulkner, Gibson, Gorman, Hampton, Harris, Jones, of Arkansas, Kenna. McPherson.
1 Pasco, Pugh, Hansom. Reagan, Tnrpie, Vance, Vt st. Yodlers, Walthall—2ti-
Ttae following pairs were announced: Hale and Gray, Chandler anti Brown. Paddock ami Eustis, Teller and Berry, Wilson of Iowa and Wilson of Maryland. Adjourned.
JJ?,* consular appropriation hill. I hat bill appropriated fifteen ber cent more than the current law, yet the ’leman having it in charge attempted ush it through after fifteen minutes vj' • Against that the democrats protested and the result was the waste complaint was made AV by should the republicans complain of the democratic side when they had the responsibility attending the large majority which they had made by questionable methods, lf they wanted to do business et them bring their members back from fishing, electioneering and summer resorts.
Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, said when the democratic party obstructed legislation he did not complain; nor did he wonder at the present exhibition of obstructive tactics made by the democrats of the house. The school in which the democratic party trained was a school of ob-stru< .ion. It was totally incompetent to be a leader of public sentiment, to project any new ideas of policy, or to carry into actual execution any affirmative policy it might advocate before the people. While the country had been going forward with rapid strides the democratic party stood holding on to tho coat-tails of progress. The gentleman from Tennessee (McMillin) said no matter what the country wanted it must not look to the democratic side for assistance. Send for the republican members if something was needed here. Do not depend on the democratic party, for it is incapable, morally, politically and in every other way, of doing anything hut hold on. Attempted fraud practiced upon the country by democratic talk about farm mortgages became a laughing matter to the democrats when a man spoke seriously on the subject. The agricultural committee of the house had a number of important measures to report.
Mr. Dibble—Why does it not do it?
Mr. Grosvenor—Because the democratic party has obstructed legislation to the extent of more than one-quarter of the time of this congress. Continuing, Grosvenor extolled the present code of rules. The democrats would never repeal or materially modify this code. They would camp to-morrow night where tho republicans camped last night; and say they were always in favor of this code. [Laughter.] Grosvenor reviewed the legislation enacted by the republicans in the present congress and then proceeded to criticise tin* democrats for their obstructive tactics. Let them be continued, he said. Lot them keep it up. Let them abuse their constitutional privilege to order roll calls: hut let it he understood that tho American people know what they were doing and why they wert doing it. The American people would decide between the republican party and tile democratic party and with their verdict they would he entirely content. [Applause on the republican side and cries of “Thompson, Thompson,” from the democrats. ]
The journal was then approved—yeas 103, nays 81.
The conference report on the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill was adopted—yeas 114, nays 66.
Mr. Funston, of Kansas, submitted and the house passed the conference report on the agricultural appropriation hill.
The house then went into committee of tin* whole on the land grant forfeiture bill.
Mr. McAdoo, of New Jersey, spoke, of th** efforts of the democratic houses to forfeit unearned land grants and of th*' steady opposition of the senate to those efforts. Now, both houses being in control of the republicans, a compromis** had been patched up. The pending measure might well be entitled a hill ‘‘to compound a felony with railroads which have stolen lands.”
Pending further discussion the com mitten rose and the house adjourned.
TO TEACH THE YOUNG IDEA.
Third Day of the National Educational Association.
Archbishop Ireland Reads a Paper Which He Declares in Favor of Compulsory Education and Church Control of Schools.
More Democratic Dilitory Tactics—Gros-veiinor’s Rebuke.
Wa sn i.VG lox. July, lo,—After prayer in the house this morning, tile democratic program was opened by Outliwaite raising the point of order that there was no quorum present. This put a stop to business for a short time but when a quorum finally appeared, other dilatory motions were offered bv th** democratic members which had th** effect of pro-ourting th** transaction of any business.
Mr. Kuloc of Tennessee, wanted tin* journal corrected, it being recorded that "ii a certain vote Ii* was present ami not voting, lie was not present, during that vote. During th** talk on this matter lingers of Arkansas, gained the floor aud made a speech in which lit* discussed in a "aroastic vain, the new rules of th** house, etc. Sp* aking on the matter of a free ballot and fair count, he said a fair count could not be obtained in this house. He then quoted from an*! commented upon, in an ironical manner, Speaker Heed's ’article in 'Die Swill A me rim n Review on the subject of contested elections. He commented to the other side of th** house an article in the North A ; erica n Rec fine signed X.
M. V. lie was told a lady had written it. but it was said tho real author was a distinguished statesman from Maine who held a high and honorable position under th** present administration. At the conclusion of ins remarks the .journal was amended as suggested by En loo.
Messrs. Fithian and Williams, of Illinois, then rose to have the journal corrected but the speaker pro tem.(Burrows) recognized Cannon, who moved the approval of th** journal and demanded 'he previous question. The previous question was ordered—yeas 104. nays •8—th** speaker counting a quorum.
Mossers. Fithian and Williams then 8poke at some length about the error in recording the names of both, stat ing they were not present during th** roll call.
Mr. Cannon replied that that made no difference, lf the rules could be evaded by a man stepping out of the house a second before his name was called and stepping back after it bad been called, the rule amounted to nothing. The gentleman had been present, according to his own showing, and even if he were bot, ther** was a quorum without him; so he (CannonI did not see what harm there was in moving the previous question. Ever since day before yesterday the republicans had been trying to do business. This morning the witty gentleman from Arkansas (Rogers) wasted an hour scolding the republicans. It was obvious the democrats did not want to legislate.
I hey did not want the diplomatic and consular hill considered. It was evident if legislation was to be had the republican representatives must be in their places and must do the legislation. If the gentlemen were absent on account of sickness, he hoped they would speedily recover and come back. lf they were absent by leave of the house lit was satisfied they would return. Tiler* were important hills to he passed. Thoro were sitting wrongfully in this house members not entitled to sit here, and the republicans owed it themselves to seat the men who were entitled to seats in spite of all the common scolds in tho 1 tiitod States. [Republican applause.
Mr. McMillan, of Tennessee, contended a member must he present and refuse to tote in order to give tin* speaker a right to record his name. The gentleman from Tennessee (Cannon) had said the
The Republicans Senators Hold ness Caucus.
V* ASHixoTON, July IO.—The republican senators were in caucus three hours •-night discussing th** order of business.
.. ••or - aune was a decision to conclude ti on ^deration of the pending shipping hills and then take up the sundry civil appropriation hill. There was a prolonging! debate respecting places to be assigned t he tariff and river and harbor bills as well as th** expediency of the consideration of the national election bill this session, but no decision was reached as it was believed before the matters above referred to were disposed of the democratic policy would be sufficiently revealed to guide the republicans in formulating measures to meet th** situation. The speeches to-night showed there was a decided majority for tin* federal election hill and it is said no one strongly objects to it, but a.fairly good number showed a great deal of lukewarmness on th** subject. There was a1 most unanimity in the opinion that it will be absolutely necessary to adopt the closure role in order to pass th** hill, and Senators Edmonds. Teller, and a few of the other old senators t hought this would outweigh the benefit to come from the hill's passage. Senator Edmunds suggested sitting it out hut it soon developed that for one reason or other—sum** said plainly hot weather —they *1 id not propose to do this These senators favored “doing business or adjourning. It was from the west that indifference to the hill came, though at least one, and it is said two, western senators were by no means favorable to it. Senators Aldrich and Ingalls, of th* rules committee, wore among those who favored tin* hill to stop debate, and Senator Teller was ever more determined in his opposition to it than Senator Edmunds.
GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS.
Veternary Inspector* of Imported American Cattle to l>e Appointed.
Washington, July IO.—The department of stat**, at the suggestion of Secretary Rusk, hay effected an arrangement for tin* appointment of three veternary inspectors for the. purpose of inspecting all American cattle landing in Great Britain. Th** secretary said today the restrictions of the British government upon the importation of beef cattle from this country on the groundless plea of the continual existence of contagious cattle diseases n the I nited States were unjustifiable and had lasted long enough. Ile now proposed to prove to the satisfaction of the British authorities that no discase exists in this country to warrant these restrictions, If maintained in spite of this evidence some other cause must he assigned for them.
American Steamers Ordered to Central America.
Washington, July lo.—The navy department having received information of trouble imminent between Salvador and Guatemala has ordered the United States steamers Ranger and Thetis to proceed to the west coast of Central America and look after th** protection of the American interests. _______
The Wyoming Admission Act Approved.
Washington. July IO.—The president late this afternoon approved the act for the admission of Wyoming as a "tate **f the union.
General Crop Report.
Washington. July IO.—The crop report gives the condition of wheat for June as 76.2, against 78.1 lust month. Spring wheat has advance from 91.3 to 94.4. Taken together winter and spring wheat make an average of 82.1 instead
of 82.1, given last month.
St. Paul. July IO.—The third day’s session of the National Educational association was called to order promptly, another immense crowd being present. William R. Garrett, of Nashville, was elected president; E. Y. Cook, of New Jersey, secretary, aud J. M. Greenwood, of Missouri, treasurer. George E. Brown. of Illinois, submitted a resolution favoring annual reports on the progress in pedagogical observations and inquiry during the year, and it was adopted.
A resolution regarding spelling reform was referred to the committee on resolutions. Til** first subject of the morning was “Compulsory, Laws and Their Enforcement." Archbishop Ireland, of St. Paul, road the first paper on the topic of “The State School and th** Parish School: Is Union Between Them Impossible?” In opening his speech lie declared his loyalty to the'constitution and said that he upheld the parish school, but would have all schools stat** schools. The imparting of instruction to a child was primarily the function of a child’s parent. The state intervenes whenever tin* family could not or would not do the work needed. The state must come forward as the agent of instruction or ignorance will prevail. In the absence of state action he believed universal instruction in any country would never he possible.
He unreservedly favored stat** laws making instruction compulsory. Instruction was so much needed by each citizen for his own sake and for that of society, that the father who neglected to provide for his child's instruction sinned against the chil*! and against society, and it behooved the state to punish him. Of course, he said, the parent enjoyed the right to educate his child iii a manner suitable to himself; provided always that education given in this manner was sufficient for the ulterior duties of the child toward himself and society. Compulsory laws recently enacted in certain states of the union ^wer»* objectionable only in a few of their individual clauses. Tiler** was dissatisfaction with the school as at present organized. The state school, it is said, tended to the elimination of religion from the minds and hearts of the youth of the country. This, he said, was his grievance against the state schools of to-day. The state school is non-religious. It ignored religion. There is and could he no religious teaching where the principle of non-sectarianism ruled. Ii follows then that the child would grow up in the belief that religion was of minor importance and religious difference would be iii" creed. The stat** need not teach religion. hut for th** sake of its people and for its own sake, it should facilitate arid permit th** action of tile church. But it hindered this action. Asa solution of the difficulty lie would permeate the regular state school with the religion of the majority of the children of the land, be it as protestant as protestantism could be: and he would do as they do in England, pay for secular instruction given in denominational schools, according to results. That is, each pupil passing an examination before th** state officials and in full accordance with the state program, would secure to his school th** cost of the tuition of the pupil in the stat** school.
In conclusion the archbishop protested against the charge that the schools of the nation have their enemies among Catholics. Catholics were loyal to the country and demanded Christian stat** schools.
Oscar Ii. Cooper, stat** superintendent of schools of Texas, read th** next. paper on th** same general subject. Mr. Cooper held that th** compulsory education law contravened the fundamental idea which dominating th** development of American institution", viz., the minimum of law thoroughly enforced with the maximum of law with a minimum of freedom. Rather than compulsory laws lie favored better schools.
Th** general discussion on the subject of compulsory laws was participated in by Hon. Aaron Gave, of Denver. Hon. James (). Pierce, of Minneapolis, Superintendent McElroy. of Oregon, and Stat** .Superintendent Thayer, of Wisconsin. The last speech was the strongest of th** day, being a complete statement of all reasons in favor of such legislation. President Stearns, of Madison. Wisconsin, read a paper on “The Co-relation of th** Subjects Taught in Elementary Schools." J. L. Pickard, of Iowa City. Iowa. and others continued the discussion.
This afternoon United States Commissioner of Education Harris, delivered an address to the normal department on the difference between the normal and the high school methods.
The art department elected Mrs. Hannah Johnson Carter, of New York, president for the coming year. Miss Lillian Jacobs, of Rockford, Illinois, vice-president, and Prof. Collins, of Denver, secretary.
C. M. Woodward, of Missouri, read to the industrial education and manual training department a report on tho nomenclature and classification of manual training work.
Professor Alexander Winchet, of Michigan university, advocated early education in geology before the department on elementary education. Gustave (I litten berg, of Pittsburg, followed with on** on science training in th** primary and grammar departments. Miss Tutwiler, of Alabama, told of prison schools in mining camps.
The main topic at iii** evening session was “the place and function of the agricultural college.” Papers wert* read by D. L. Keiiile, of Minnesota, and Lewis McLouth, of South Dakota.
While this meeting was in session tile alumni of many colleges and universities were meeting in social reunion
past exalted ruler. The government of the order lias been placed upon a more democratic basis. The grand lodge will hold meetings in whatever place it sees fit and not in New York city, as herhtofore. The rank of elders is abolished and all members will he known in future as Elks. Tile temperance question was freely discussed and a motion passed prohibiting the use of liquor at social sessions. The next meeting will be held on the third Wednesday in May at Louisville, Kentucky. The following officers were elected to-day: W.
C. Dudley, of San Francisco, grand esquire; br. O. Clarke Sprague, of Rochester, New York, grand inner guard; and G. A. Reynolds, of Hartford. Connecticut, grand chaplain.
TELEGRAPH LINES DESTROYED.
SAVED FROM A MOB.
The Countess of Shrewsbury Rescued from Rioters.
An American Lady in Peril—Thrilling: Experience of Mrs. Field—Attacked by Women Who Try to Steal Her Diamonds.
Wires on the Pacific Coast Cut by Drunken Cowboys.
Chicago, July IO.—Every telegraph wire on th** Union Pacific railroad near Sydney. Nebraska, has been cut, and all commuuitation with the west and the Pacific coast by this main route of tin* Western Union Telegraph company has been completely severed since daylight this morning. The reason for this stat** of things is a novel on**. It seems that a lot of cowboys on a round-up near Sydney visited that town last night and when they had exhausted all pleasures of the metropolis of Cheyenne county at, daylight they mounted their ponies and proceeded a few miles wre"t of town, where they cut all thewiresand knocked off the insalators by shooting at them with revolvers. The Western Union lias sent a large force of repairers to tin* scene, hut it my h** some tim** before the damage is repaired.
FACED DEATH FOR TEN HOURS.
Imbedded All Night in the Mild with
Witter Two Inches from His Chin.
Glop ch ester. N. J.. July IO.—Aaron Tyas. a resident of this city, was found on Tuesday firmly imbedded in the mud <m th** hank of Little Timbercreek, with the water within two inches of his chin. It is supposed that lie had been in the mud for ten hours, although he is not yet able tocgive an account of his mishap. his fearful experience having rendered him temporarily insane. It, is believed that Ii** wandered to the banks of the creek on Monday afternoon, and that after In* sot into th** marsh he was unable to extricate himself and gradually sunk iii th** mud during Monday night. His terrible struggles probably caused dethronement of his reason.
IS HE A WILD MAN ?
Strange Actions of a Half-Naked Old Man Near Alexandria, Missouri.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Alexandria, Mo., July lo.—People living north of this place have been badly frightened recently by th** appearance of a wild man. A report to-day comes from Keokuk to th** effect that the man has also been seen on several occasions on the outskirts of that city, on which occasions he badly frightened women and children. Ii** is described as being old in appearance, with a shaggy beard and a ferocious east of countenance. His long, matted white hair streams from the palsied head, while ins eyes roll wildly either with fever or delirium. The creature appears’ in almost a naked condition. carrying only a small, red blanket which hi* uses as a couch. His chief delight is to Ii** down near til** railroad track, remain there a short time and then jump up wildly and soon repeat the operation, lie has occasionally begged for food at farm houses, but his condition has always alarmed women and he has been driven away. It is believed that the man is no other than William Moss, a prominent old resident of Paloma. Missouri, who disappeared from that place some weeks ago. All efforts to capture the strange man have proven unavailing.
A BLOODY RACE RIOT.
London, July IO.—On Monday night when the Bow street riot was at its height tile countessof Shrewsberry, with her escort and guest, Sydney Webb, of New York, left the opera house and entered her brougham to he driven to lier residence. The vehicle was stopped by tile mob aud quickly surrounded. Several ruffiians wsenched off one of the carriage doors and others seized tho countess and attempted to drag her to th** ground and strip her of the diamonds sh** wore, which were of great value. Mr. Webb sprang to the defense of the countess and dealt lier assailants several telling blows but both he and his companion were rapidly becoming overpowered, when they were fortunately rescued. Just at. the moment when it seemed that the countess would he dragged int** tin* street, a troop of the Life Guard ca” e dashing against the crowd, scattering the rioters in all directions. Th** soldiers assisted the coachman to replace the broken door of th** vehicle arid conducted th** countess and lier escort beyond th** reach of tin* mob.
Mrs. Field, of New York, had a similar experience, except that her assailants were women, who stopped lier carriage and attacked her with even greater violence than the male rioters visited upon the countess of Shrewsbury. Mrs. Field was also rescued by the soldiers before th** theft of her jewels, th** object of the attack upon her. could be accomplished.
A report comes from Vienna this morning that Premier Siambouloff. of Bulgaria. was shot by a girl at Sofia yesterday. The story reached Vienna through Bucharest and lacks confirmation, hut it has created some anxiety here. Stam-bouloff,has been the real ruler of Bulgaria for souk* years, and has stood in the way of Russia’s designs much more than Prince Ferdinand, who is merely a figurehead, lie is a strong man with enlightened views and a resolution that nothing eau shake. To his firmness was entirely due the recent execution of Major Panitza for conspiring to kidnap or kill Prince Ferdinand. The prince was willing to let th** conspirator, who was a gallant soldier in the war with Servia. off with ins life, but tile stern prime minister insisted on making an example. If the report of his assassination should prove true it will make little difference whether he lost his wife at th** hands of a Russian agent or of on** of the Panitza*s family. His death would deprive Bulgaria of the steady hand that has held the helm through the storms of th** past live years and leave th** way oped for Russian ascendency. Tin* semi-official statement telegraphed all over Europe this morning that Russia will not propose the duke of LeuchtenOerp garia. on th** ground state of principality i Russian intervention, mean that the czar's ing him to take some
^'durable, 1,700 houses having been destroyed. valued at 12,000,000 francs (8?,-400,000), and furniture, etc., valued at 3,000.000 francs, making a total lo— of •S3.OOO.OOO.
It is impossible at this moment to tell th** number of victims. Twelve b*»dies have been recovered, many charred beyond recognition and others fearfully mutilated. Fifteen soldiers ar** receiving attention at the hospital, many of them being seriously, and others, it is said, are fatally wounded. The number of civilians injured is considerable. Fully three-quarters of the town is destroyed and seven-eighths of 11i** inhabitants ar** homeless. The various British West India islands have aided with grants of money their afflicted sister colony.
GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS.
Honors to American Riflemen.
Berlin. July IO.—A banquet was given to-day in honor of the visiting riflemen. Emperor William sent a telegram from Christiansand expressing his good wishes. Emperor Francis Joseph, King Humbert and King Leopold sent cordial greetings.
The Cession of Heligoland.
London, July IO. lit the house of lords this evening Lord Salisbury moved a second reading of th** bill providing for th** cession of Heligoland to Germany. IL* generally belittled til** importance of th** Island to England and magnified th** advantages to I*** derived from the transfer.
Injured hy nu Exploding Gun.
Berlin, July IO. While th** fleet accompanying Emperor William was entering Christiana a gun on board th** “Friederieh der Gross" exploded prematurely. terribly injuring Ii\<• of fleer*'w.
A NEW YORK DUEL.
Six Men Killed and Twelve Wounded in a Georgia Melee.
Griffin. Ga.. July IO.—A fatal race riot occurred at Starr's mill pond. Fayette county, this afternoon. Four negroes were killed and six wounded, two of whom are reported dying. Eight whites were shot but it is thought only on** of them was fatally wounded, making eighteen in all. killed and wounded. The trouble- started with a row between a darky who was selling wine, and a white man. Tin* qurrel was taken up by others, until many became involved and tin* shooting soon became general.
. >i- prince of Bul-that th** present ■ not favorable to i" interpreted to advisers are acy s-decisive step.
THE PYTHIAN KNIGHTS.
ROBBED OF HER DIAMONDS.
Mrs. Paran Stevens Loses #16,000 Worth off Jewelry at Newj. >rt, Rhode Island.
Newport, July lo.—Tin* facts have leaked out here this afternoon of an extensive diamond robbery at th** residence of Mrs. Uaran Stevens on Bellevue avenue. The. police ar** very reticent aud at the request of Mrs. Stevens decline to ay anything. Saturday last Mrs. Stevens missed from lier jewel ease a [lair of diamond bracelets valued at $16,000. Sh** claims to have lost $40,(KM) worth since Mardi.
Quincy, Keokuk & Nauvoo Railroad.
Quinc y, July IO.—The railroad committee appointed by tho citizens of Nauvoo recently to make a canvass of the stock citizens should subscribe towards the capital stock of th** Quincy. Keokuk & Nauvoo railroad, have completed its labors and have assigned some five hundred shares at SKK) each to citizens as arc interested in Nauvoo and who ar** alii** to make such subscription. The subscription not to he paid until the road is built and trains are running between Niota and Quincy, through Nauvoo, which is promised by the railroad company iii July next. If Nauvoo makes the subscription of $50,000 it will have done all that could he asked of that city. It certainly needs a road to place in market lier fruits, and undoubtedly it will get it, It is a matter of congratulation that Quincy is to Im? a winner by such a road, and that it is a move in the right direction of freedom from tilt* railroad tyranny which has kept this city under in the past.
Lord Salisbury's plan for acquiring th** Congo Free Stat** for England appears to have miscarried for the present, mainly through the opposition of th** American and th** Dutch delegates to th** antislavery congress. Belgium now steps in and l>y a loan of 25.000.000 francs, given without interest, makes an arrangement by which th** territory is to come into King Leopold’s possession in ten years. Th** real meaning of this is that Leopold’s enormous debts, which include the patrimony of Maximilian's widow, have been eased off til rough the friendly intervention **f Lord Salisbury and that the Belgian king will, in consequence, nurse th** Congo stat** until England is ready to take formal possession of it.
There is a good deal of comment in political circles over the changes that Mr. Parnell is gradually making in his faithful band of parliamentary representatives.. As fast as vacancies arise ii** is filling them with Irish Protestants and men of English university training. The Irish electors, of course, are always really and w illing to vol** for whoever may be selected by their great leader, but the priests and the Catholic element in England are somewhat suspiciously wondering what Parnell's next move is to he. 'i’h<* selection of Vesey Knox for ( avail. Mr. Harrison for Mid-Dipperary anil Rockford Maguire for one of th** divisions of Donegal ar** cited as instances of the leader's desire to secure able and highly educated protestants as members of parliament. This policy has the entire approval of th** Irish parliamentary party, and is pursued for the purpose of conciliating the mass of tin* Irish protestants ami removing sill cause for criticism on th** part of Engl ish non-conformists and Scotch presbyterians. Mr. Knok is a son of th** protestant bishop of Belfast and is very popular among th*’ younger prostestants of l ister. Fully a fourth of the Irish members are now protestants and all of them represent constituencies that ar** overwhelmingly Catholic.
Th** Smith Ca roll im Code Transferred to , Manhattan Beach.
New York.July IO. I ides-the matter is otherwise adjusted, or the officer* of th** law interfere, there will he a duel fought at the seaside to-morrow morn- | ing. It all come* from a Sunday row * among some fashionable folk* at Manhat- i tan beach. When th** steamer -tarted j back for tile city then* was a rush. On** of the tir-t to n ae!* th** deck wa* an ; old gray-haired man. who appropriated j two camp "tool*, sat down on on** of them ami placed Ids feet on th* othei. Suddenly Edward Romberg, a member of tlie* New York Outing club. who i- -topping at th** Avon Beach hotel, Bath. Long Island, espied the second chair, and approaching the old gentleman, asked him if th** "tool was engaged.
“Yes, sir,*' lo* replied. "I want to rest my foot."
“Well." retort***! young Romberg. “I want that chair for a lady arid I'm l >ing to have it."
Then Romberg grabbed one end of th** sett* ** and the old gentleman the other.
A tug of war ensued and tin* test of strength suddenly telling on the old fellow. lie relinquished his hold on the chair and Romberg fell violently to th** ground. As soon as in* regained his feet he -tart***! to punish th** old gentleman, hut Alfred E. Hassett. an insurance broker, who is stopping at th** Oriental hotel. Manhattan Beech, interfered and warned him not to lay hands on tin* old man. Then llassatt walked up to Romberg and accused him of assaulting th** old gentleman.
“You ar** a story teller." politely retorted the Outing Club man.
“And you, sir. ar** a plain every day liar." indignantly exclaimed tin* broker.
After ii luring at each other furiously for a moment the angry men flew at one another with th** ferocity of a couple of tigers. Romberg let out with his right aud caught th** broker in th*’ eye. Th** latter retaliated by knocking th** Outing Club man down. Then they clinched and were having it out hammer and tongs when they crashed through a window into the ladies’ cabin. Custom House Inspector Daniel Webster Haynes, who is an athlete, separated the belligerent swell" and held them apart until a special officer pulled Bassan away from Romberg aud took him to iii** forward I»art of th** boat.
As the boat .loin Sy lvester entered her -lip at the battery. Bassan broke away from th** officer and hurrying hack to where Romberg was seated, surrounded by his friends, lo-called him a coward and a cur and off.*red to do him up then and there. Romberg declined to have it out. )>ut intimated that he would like to meet the broker on the field of honor. Then Bassan pulled out his card and thrust it under Romberg’s nose. The latter pulled out a piece of pasteboard and handed it to Has-att. After the exchange of cards the men were by their respective friends. In th* afternoon Romberg's -******n*ls called upon Bassan and mad** all th** arrangements for the duel, which, it is said, will be fought with pistols at Bath Beach at sunrise Thursday morning.
BITTEN BY A RABID DOG.
Dan Ford’s Terrible Experience at Des Moines.
A Serious Fire at Albia—A Narrow Escape for the Cit J—Judicial Convention Nominations at Ste wart—General Stat** News.
[Sp**c*ial to The Hawk-Eyc.l Des Moines, July IO.—This city is very much worked up over a mad-dog scare. Several dogs in this vicinity have gone mad this summer and much alarm is felt on all sides, especially in the suburbs regarding th** animals. Today while Dan Ford, a watchman in til** -tat** house, was passing along th** street on his way t*» the "tat** house a large dog with flaming eye- aud frothing mouth rushed out of a side -rn**-? directly at lulu. Before Mr. Ford could jump aside the vicious creature had 'attacked him and iii th** -fruggle that ensued sank iii- fangs into Mr. Fords Ford's left thigh creating an ugly ami painful gash. Breaking away from th*-frothing animal. Mr. Ford hurried to a physician and had th** wound cauterized and i- doing as well a- ran be expected. Th** dog was killed. It i- probable that an effort will be mad** to have a1! dog" in this city muzzled.
OPENED THE CAMPAIGN.
I uims; Re |>ii Iii ic,! n- of Dc- Moille* Kohl .in Enthusiastic Meeting.
Special to The llawk-Eye.]
De- Moine-. July IO.- Til** republicans, under th** auspices of rh** "i>: republican clubs, held an enthusiastic anil very largely attended ratification meeting to-night. Judge George Wright, who was rh** |***rman«*nt chairman of th** state convention, pre-id***! arid made a very
ferent. dailies it prohibits are warn at
th** ease of the morning ems that itotli are fighting while both evening paper-supporters of fhe law anti viou- that its abris* be stopped. It seems that constables have been serving as witnesses in a dozen cases a day and drawing witness fee and mileage in each case notwithstanding, th** decision of th* Iowa supreme court L in direct *>p-position ?<» such action.
A LAWYER DISBARRED.
Seth Morgan Meet** tin* Penalty of Illegal Act*
sp*-elal lo The Hawk-Eye.]
July IO. The proceed-the grievance committee minty Bar association rg.tn for disbarment i*e-et court to-day Im*fore Tin* charges brought i an* that he collected •ut without accounting the same; that he into -ign a deposition by f its contents: that Im* witness to testify in a *• of receiving money
ings bm Of til** against
J lldge against money j to said dared a f a I — -ti tried to
(lit bv ’oik ( th Mf • distr
I mony barr*** mty b ing in
and lastly. * g** Bi-hop aft* -Olm* fifteen -••th Morgan Morgan is ie west.
•ti general r hearing attorney* t blent
from it pr*
forcible speech, which wa- greet***! with great applause. Th*- low * hand of thirty pieces furnished th** m**-i* . and th** campaign opened in a wav that -hows the Des Moines republican- ar** in line w ithout division.
Among the speaker- wen* Lyon-. Raymond. II 8. Wilcox. J oil ii Y. S t o n Lafe Young, lion. John A. T.
• andidate for ***ngr*‘-- peer lie- aud received Resolution- heartily • ticket and platform am t ion of ( aptain II nil.
• Im* six clubs would i? means for -uece-s. was adopted by a great cheering, played by the bai jounn'd with thr*-** ronsii th** coming victory.
mad** mn* of hi-a regular oval ion. mlor-ing tIm* state I als** th** nomina-and pledging that is*’ every honorabh
The whole tick**!
unanimou- vote amid A national air wa* I and tin* meeting ad
A SERVANT GIRL S UNION.
fair ll.sh Washers at Et. Ilodg* Organizing for Higher Wages.
[Special toT ie Haora- Eye.)
I r. Dodge. la.. July JO.- In this age • *f labor organizations th** -ervant girls of our enterprising city ar** not going to be behind hand in the movement and ar** perfecting plan- for th*- organization of a servant girl’- mon. The fir-t move will is* to secure an advance in wages, from fifty cents to one dollar a week.
Next will com** a demand for lighter
work and more liberty and non-interfer-1** beau, should lie chose. t<* a’ night. There is irouble more titan fin** family should
lization become general.
A FATAL STEP.
Ie- Walk- OU a Train at Crestoii and i- tx Hied.
*.v. J*i!v lo. M R. Earle-, a
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■bra-ka of a pas-* gist and
it y. liger
WAR IN THE CAMP.
A ll owl of Disgust fixer th** Iii Judge Nominations.
special to The Hawk-Eye. Davenport.July IO,—There i- v the * amp of th** seventh judicial di of Iowa. A" was announced by Hawk-Eye Wednesday morning a gat** convention of th** members •
life t w*
ne ti w th** *1
Buried in a Well.
■etal to Th*- Hawk-Eye.
July IO. Yesterday while tp. a farmer living in Greely cut ilown into a well to re-carcass cf u rabbit, th** wails of av***! in. burying him beneath ro feet of soil and rock. A gang re actively engage*! in remov-■bris from hi- body, which wa" i-id**rab!y mutilated. His wife from home visiting, but th** ar** not certain a- to the place.
bar of the counties of Clinton. Jackson. Muscatine and Scott, was lu-itl at this city Tuesday afternoon for th* purpose of placing in nomination a strictly non- j parti-an ticket of three candidate- f *r ' district judge. It wa- expected that j Judge Brannan. of Muscatine. Judge Howat of Clinton and Judge \Yafernan of j Davenport, whould be nominated, as they now compose the bench of th** district and ar** regarded with th** highest degree of -atisfaetion by citizen" aud , attorneys.
But tic* bar primaries had I*■ m packed in the interest of the defeat of th** last named two, aud th** convention wa- far different from what it was expected t » be. Judges Wa tem a n and Howat had stepped on the coat-tails of Mr. McGuirk and one or two others of this city. and had also tampered with th** feelings of
[Spec! I NDEJ’ENPE eeial matin* other of th
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•trow Allerton .ti- Axtell, w i <» beat his rec
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Republican Judicial Convention.
[Special to Th** Hawk-Eye.)
Mi \m. la.. July lo. Ar th** republican judicial * onvciiiion h**ld here to-day. Judges J. S. Ii en pc rsou and A. VV. Wilkinson were unanimously renominated, but ;• ti*** k sixty—even tm I lots to determine woo would be the third man Lite. n I > ut brie eOUIitV.
BRITTAN’S SILLY SHOW.
THE FEARFUL WORK OF FIRE.
The Supreme Lodge at Milwaukee Fleet Officer**—The Day’s Program.
Milwaukee, July IO.—At this morning's session of the Pythian Supreme lodge, after the transaction .of some routine business th** election of officers was proceeded with. George B. Shaw, of Eau Claire, was elected supreme chancellor. and \V. NY. Blackwell, of Kentucky, supreme vice chancellor.
Supreme prelate. Eli T. Blaekmer, San Diego, California: supreme master ex chequer, S. I. Willey, Wilmington, Delaware; supreme keeper of the records and seal. R. L. C. White, Nashville, Tennessee; supreme master of awns, G. IL Mor-rican, San Francisco; grand secretary of the endowment rank. W. B. Kennedy, of Chicago; supreme inner guard, Dr. D. M. Parkwell, of Cheyenne, Wyoming: supreme outer guard, .T. W. Thompson, of Washington, District of Columbia.
Prize drills were continued to-day, the ’crack divisions of the order making a fine display. To-night there was a magnificent display of fireworks at Cold Spring Park in the presence of a crowd of eight thousand. To-morrow the prize drill will continue.
Don’t Want Drains.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Carthage, 111., July IO.—An excitingly contested ease in the county court has just begun at trying the Hunt Drainage district against Charles Gardner aud others. The ease is one of eminent domain, the commissioners of the Hunt Drainage district, representing thousands of acres of valuable bottom lands below Warsaw, served an order from the court to throw channels for draining purposes across the lands of Gardner and damages were to be assessed. Gardner and other land owners object and respond and say that the contemplated drain will be useless and dangerous to their land. A host of witnesses were present and many attorneys. The drainage matfers of the Hunt district have occasioned no little litigation.
Details of the Destruction of Fort «le
France, on the Islam! off Martinique.
Port or Spain. July IO. — Details concerning the destruction on June 22 of th** town of Fort of France, in the French Island of Martinique, have just reached here. Immediately after the catastrophe Governor ('assoc, of Martinique, "em an appeal for assistance to til** governor of Trinidad, assuring him that three-quarters of the town had been burned and that more than 5,OOO persons were without, homes and food. The legislative council immediately voted 82.000 fn aid of tin! sufferers.
On the morning of June 22. on receipt of the news of the tire at Fort de France, two steamers with men aud pumps on board were sent from St. Pierre, and on their arrival at Fort de France at about half-past on** the whole seaboard was in flames. Th** fire had destroyed everything within tile, space of over one hundred yards up the river Madame.
It was not until the woodwork of the president’s office had caught fire that the pumps arrived and organized measures were adopted to save the buildings, which after an hour’s hard struggle was accomplished. Meanwhile the cathedral was in flames and was soon in ruins. The panic became general. Women and children were screaming and running hither and thither, and furniture was being thrown out of windows into the streets until they became almost impassable. At the last moment, when it was too late, dynamite was employed to ar-
TI*** Nm York ••Tribune'* oil I lit* Bell rill);
New York. July lo.—The Tribune in an editorial >11 tin* Behring sea matter to-niorrow will say tHat congress lias acted wisely in calling for th** correspondence on th** Behring sea controversy. It is evident, says th** editorial, that Lord Salisbury is advancing some most absurd contentions. There is some reason '
I to believe t hat a certain quality of menace •
I has been imported to his later tones. * * * ' Stun** curious military and naval opera- j lions have been going011 lately about our coasts. Great Britain has been strengthening lier splendid defenses at Halifax, increasing til** military and naval for* * " , there, adding to her fleet at th** Bermudas and Bahamas and sending eonsid- j erabl** squadrons to Behring sea. lf she desires this display to be interpreted by the United States as a menace skiis engaged in a foolish and regretable business. * * * hi" not agreable to
a spirited people to feel that an effort is boing mad** to aw** them into submission by th** display of engines of for* **. We can imagine no proceeding on England's part more like to convince til** American people that th** Behring '**a i" a inure clausum than the presence of th** British gunboat" in th** n**igh-borhood of our Uribyloff Island". We can fancy no demonstration mon* admirably calculated to unite this country in a resolute determination to persist in its extreme demand than the sight of British cruisers hovering around our Atlantic coast. It is desirable that Great. Britain should appreciate this point. The Amerieansean'tsuppose this unusual congress of war "hips is an expression of genuine British sentiment. But whatever it means, it serves no good purple* and th** British government will do itself a favor by ordering it" cruisers away.
Mr. Grohe, of Lyons. They w convention loaded, and both these judy wet** left off th** list. Lyman A. Ellis, Clinton, and L. M. Usher, of Davnp*. being substituted. It was a pie*-** of (Iii w'ork beneath th** dignity of th** r**p sentative bar of any county in tit** * trier, and the small hag of wind thai v t hen sow ti is now being reaped in I simp* *ff a very vigorous and able-bod whirlwind.
All over th** district arises th** how < disgusted and angered citizens. TI people entrusted th** nomination of th** judges to the attorneys, that it might taken out of polities. Twice when political nominations have been mad** they , have risen and rebuked them with defeat • against heavy regular majorities. They j away j ft.ej that tiles** nominations, directly eon- . trary to instruction and expressed w ish. ar** a betrayal of fait ii and a steal. The ! papers of the d strict are united in demanding that th** nominations to n**t stand, ami they ar** unanimously sen-ported by tin* people.
Th** Democrat of this city this evening publishes a call for a non-partisan mass-meeting of citizens at this city Saturday evening f**r the purpose of undoing th** work of the bar convention. This call is supplemented with a solid page o! ui-I terviews with business and representative men. all of whom agr**** that Hies**
! nominations ar** iniquitous. The feeling j is intense, and th** meeting will be at-, tended by tin* leading members of the ! bar of Hie other three counties as well as I prominent citizens from all of them, and by hundreds of th** business men iff : Davenport. The nomination of the judiciary of I he district ha" been dragged into the meanest kind *>f politic" after having been carefully taken out. and now th** people mean t<* come t*> th** I rescue and drag it out again. And after I this it will probably "tax out. It will I kill the ring.
and S. IL Applet: wa- cho"* ti.
[Special ti Dis Moines.
has been started an low a Children tion. The plan
Wort*1’* Fair \ssoela-t ion.
* Tile Hawk-Eye.)
July IO.—A movement in this **ity to organize "s World ' Fair associa-
• ag* ilitr*
till* of t
have a d with Im* stat*
cr (b p •I ii wa * •entra
Transfer Depot Burned.
■Special t*» The Hawk-Eye.]
*N City. la.. July IO.—Th** transit Im re belonging to the Chicago, kee anil St. Paul and the Iowa railroad" burned this afternoon. - w as corisidrable.
I JE s
ieoi'g* •on sr* in pig*
Nominated for Congres
special to Th** Hawk-Ey*
Moines. July IO.—Th*
convention J). Perkins -man from i* of Strobic.
lo. to-day of Si.* *• cloy*
in City, for tit Ii district
Rfiioniitiu! ell Congressman Henderson.
Waterloo. la.. July lo —Tm* reputitans of the third district have renom-11 a ted * o*;gr**ssnian Henderson.
A BIG LOCKOUT ANNOUNCED.
< Athing Manufacturers’ Association Retaliating I pun a Boycott.
w York. July lo.—Th** clothing faeturers' association of New* York riven notice to their l.ooo ( Utters they would all be locked out on unlay. The manufacturers stat** that - step is taken in retaliation for the Tott placed on one of their number. red Ben jama n ,v Co. Over 20,000 -ohs will >w* thrown out of work.
A Crisis at Hand.
Cincinnati, July IO.—The general feeling here regarding the railway situation seems to be that a crisis is at “an<L A meeting of railway employes of all classes is being held here to-night to discuss the situation. The railroads did not receive freight to-day, devoting their
__________ time to clearing freight already accumu-
democrats did not want to consider the I lated In the depots.
Their Session at Cleveland Closed-Eleeted.
Cleveland, O., July IO.—The Grand Lodge of Elks finished their business today.. A committee was appointed to secure an injunction against the New York rebels. The constitution was revised. The new* constitution provides that each lodge shall not elect more than one representative aud such delegate must, he a
Syrup of Figs,
Produced from the laxative and nutri tious juice 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.
St. Paul, Minn., July IO.—Word has just reached this city that the Lake .Elmo hotel, situated thirteen miles from here on the line of the St. Paul, Chicago, Minneapolis & Omaha railway, was burned this morning. Details are not received, but the loss will probably he from 350,000 to $65,000.
rest the progress of the fire, explosions were heard and whole blocks were seen to fall, killing some and wounding many persons. At night til** fire had consumed everything between Rue Dufosse and the sea and between of California figs, combined ] the Sayane and river Madame.
At about IO }). rn. the houses at the bottom of tin* Rue do Government were attacked, and only by strenuous efforts w’ere tile presbytery and gendarmeries saved. Had they fallen the whole tow n must have been consumed. It was right here that the progress of the flames were staved.
The sight next morning was pitiful and harrowing in the extreme. Th** savanna was strewed with odds and I ends. in the midst of which were camped
} the whole population, who were suffer- I rate in Kansas to Missouri river iug from hunger, thirst and cold, for near morning rain had falling, chilling to the hone these unfortunate people, who had no other shelter than that af- 1 forded by trees. The loss is very eon* I
Stint Ii Dakota ln*lt*i>«*n<l«Mit*.
Huron, S. D.. July IO.—The Independent convention her** adjourned today after nominating tile following ticket: Governor, H. L. Loucks: lieutenant governor. B. L. Vanosdel. of Yankton: treasurer, Frank Roberts, of Millbrook; auditor. Captain I,ow**, of Bijou; s«***r**-tary of stat**. Henry Hanson, of Harvard: attorney general. S. \V. Cosand, of Gettysburg: for congress. \V. F. Leavitt, of Lincoln county. The convention refused to make any Sudors* meat for United States senator.
Becchaoi’s pills cure Sick-Headacti e.
Topeka, Kau.. July IO.—Th** "tate board of railway commissioners has denied th** application of th** Farmers’ Alliance for a reduction of the loeal grain
More Gold for Europe.
New York, July lo.— Kidder, Pea-Imdy Co. have ordered a million dollars in gold for shipment to Europe.
Escape From a *s»*riou<« Uon-tiagration.
Alima. Iowa, July IO.—-Albia suffered a Ins" by lire this afternoon, and the whole business part of the town had a very narrow escape. The tire was at Hi** southeast eorner of the public square anda strong breeze blowing from lh** southeast and our only steam fir** engine in pieces for repairs. The losers ar**: A J. (i. Boals, blacksmith, lost -2,000: no insurance. Mason and Taylor, implements. sI,.>00: insured for "5*x> jn the Hartford Fir**. A. R. Barnes, $1,(Kn» on buildings and lumber: no insurance. G. F. Bowles, meat market, "5o.i: insured tor $300 in til** Capital, of Des Moines. By th** tim** the hook and ladder company. a-sist**«l by tin* citizens, had got th** fir** under control, tin* steam fir** engine was working. Several smoking buildings were saved.
THE DES MOINES LEADER SUED.
Frank I’ieree, Til** Searcher, Swears Out a Complaint of Libel.
(Special to Th* Hawk-Eye./
Des Moines, la.. July lo.—Frank ! Fierce, th** constable who shot Chambers I has sworn out complaint." before Justice ! Parrott against iii** fore** working upon the Des Moines Leader for criminal lib**!, ba'ing the action upon th** writing in that paper commenting upon his character and action as constable. No arrests have been made as jet but til** papers are known to J>«* in the hands of officers and ar** expected to be served til** first thing in the morning. This will be one of til** most sensational and interesting « ases tried in Polk county.
Nj main has that Sal thi bo1 AL
strike on the Louisville arui Nashville*.
Louisville. July lo.—About three hundred Louisville and Nashville brakemen ami switchmen have gone on a -trike lu r*1. Traffic is blocked and about one hundred ears of fruit and other perishables are in til** yards. There ar** no developing ut" in the situation t*>-day except t hut th** Louisville arid Nashville has brought fifty new men to the city and they will be put to work this evening No trouble has **crnrred.
Poultry at the Fair.
It IIH alo. July lo.—A meeting of what i has heretofore been known in the Ameri-! cart Poultry Breeder'" association was ! held to-day. The association w ill organize a" a corporation under the name of th** Columbian Poultry Breeder's asso-! tion. th** intention being ti* Jiave its headquarters at Chicago for work pre-I para tory to holding a grand exhibition I of thoroughbred poultry sometime dur-i ing til*- world'" fair.
Deer Go**** Down.
. July lo. A local paper says is on among the brewers in lr I ifs between th** English which has bought up'a num-largest breweries in tile city, ff th** smaller breweries, and >f the ti gilt so far has )>e**n the fr**m ss to "5.50 per brewer" inaugurating
The Exposure Goen Bravely On,
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.)
Des Moines, July lo.—The exposures being made by the city papers anil taxpayers of the daily robbery perpetrated bv the constables ami justice" *>? th** peace under (Aflowing g****- bravely on. The ideas, however, prompting the publication of figure", etc., are wideh d f-
, Chica*.* j a big tight
I lier of the j and some ! the result ! dropping of prices ■*•* rr* i, J he *»u t "id*
Illinois .lune Crop Report.
Springfield, July lo.—Th** June crop report of tIm? Illinois stat** board of agriculture will show that less than the usual ar*-a is devoted to small crops this year,
I hut the yield will reach th** aggregate of I ""'.*. Small fruits ar** not up to the average; there is less insurance in live stork than usual, especially **olts. many having died.
An Editor Nominated for Uongreitft.
Broo nm N«. ton. III.. J III j lo.—Owen Croft, editor of th** Bloomington Bulletin, was to-day nominal***! at Lincoln. Illinois, for congress b\ the democratic convention of the fourteenth district.
—Knox hats at Raab A Bro's.
Chicago'" University President.
Chicago. July lo.—A local paper says the trustees of th** new university of Chicago have practically *!.** i*l* d upon Professor Harper, of Yah*. I’«*r president.