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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - July 15, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.) BURLINGTON, IOWA, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 15, 1890. One Hundred and Fifty People Drowned in Lake Pepin Sunday Night. The Pleasure Steamer “ Sea Wing Goes Down Before an Awful Blast. Its Load of Human Freight Swept Relentlessly Into the Boiling Waters. No Assistance is at Hand Nearly All of Them Perish Miserably. and Whole Families, Locked in Each Other’s Arms, Go Down in the Awful Maelstrom. The Work of Rescue—Heartrending Scenes at the Morgue—The List of Dead. Wing, of a party of more exilic camp General M I nn .t n?a"d 01 Adjutant service an. Inn .    “    ,!1, was >mt lnt0 wreck A h, h"Aorked nobly on the of i]i(. nr,L r i !*e" wrecked back OI the point which is known as Maiden of°theastpnm anchored ther<‘* The wreck anfi wSiCCUrred off this P°int’ She stTr A    uVCragainSt    the    barSf‘- hroko*f *>1    1    *n-    r    ^>0rt'    S*de an(l was i ,; almost, ini° kindling wood, aine? , od fT?? °f the franie-work re-At t etwi together and work on. tn iH n bodies of a woman and child to winch ropes had been attached were drawn from the water. The child was the daughter of John Winters, of Red Wing. * red sewers, a blacksmith, was taken out a few minutes later. That ma a total of sixty-five bodies already found or probably about half the total number drowned. Lam: City, Minn., July IL—Surrounded by beautiful bluffs "and farming lands. Lake Pepin’s uuntilled surface today gave little evidence of the fierce struggle with the elements and of the death-dealing fury of the storm that raged off this city last night. With scarcely a note of warning there burst upon this region one of the severest storms known in its history, and the loss of life is probably greater than any other single calamity that ever visited any part of the northwest. The list of dead already numbers sixty-live, and may exceed one hundred. The excursion steamer Sea Diamond Bluff, had carried three hundred and twenty or cursionists from Red Wing to of the First regiment of Minnesota National Guards, just below the city. When the dav was coming to a close Captain Wetheren prepared to return the boat load to their homes. Many among them feared the approaching storm and asked that lie postpone the departure until after the storm had blown over. Thinking the storm would not prove serious he would not consent, butat about eight o'clock started off up the lake towards Red Wing, nearly two hundred of the passengers being on board. The wind XV A s PLOWING A GALE. A point of land runs out from the Minnesota shore, just above this place, across from which is known as Maiden Rock. To {lass around this point it was necessrry for the steamer to turn slightly towards the Wisconsin shore, and immediately the hurricane seized hold of the already struggling and (‘racking vessel and twisted lier omit of the control of her engineers and crew. An attempt to brace her failed and over silo went with lier great load of passengers. The barge Jim Grant, which was in tow and on which about one-quarter of the excursionists had crowded was also seized, lier awning being crushed iii and the passeng* rs thrown into the water. This happened just below tin* point and as the helpless hulks drifted before the gale tht> steamer righted herself for the moment but in another moment was keeled over. The barge broke loose aud drifted down opposite tee town and then* those still or board, about twenty in number were rescued. The steamer drifted in back of the point and sank. Many were saved, however, and the heroism of numbers of the rescuers cannot be too highly praised. Body after body, men. women and children, in some eases whole families were taken from tin* water, some alive, others unconscious but not dead, and others from which the breath of life was forever gone.    Sad experiences were many. Barents who had children missing and other people looking for friends and relatives ran up and down tilt; beach all night and to-day inquiring if any more bodies had boon recovered and for the names of the identified dead. Tin* anguish of the many parents whose children had been ruthlessly torn from them by the awful calamity cannot be portrayed. TUE SCENE OE DISASTER. Lake Bepill is an expansion of tho Mississippi about, thirty miles long and extends east and west. The steamer was returning from the camp of the .Minnesota National Guards with a party of Red Wing people and was running into the teeth of tin1 wind. The gale was too much for the steamer and the boat was fast getting beyond control. Captain Netliern tried to save die lives of his passengers by running the steamer aground on the Wisconsin short*. The boat was turned over and quickly scores of people were struggling in the waves, from which many of them may never be recovered. The vessel tried to regain a right position. hut was quickly seized once more, and a second overturning upset nearly all of those who still clung to the vessel into tin* water. A few reached the shore, but most of them closed their eyes under the water never to sec light again. SEA urn KOK THE HOMES began at once and over sixty had been taken out by day light. The scene of the disaster is across the line from Lake t Sty toward Red Wing and as most of the victims were from that city the coroner was notified and fifty-eight of the bodies were taken thoro this morning, after first being viewed by him at the lake sides. The bodies of those drowned to the number of fifty-two were brought to this (‘ity this morning at six. The whole town is in mourning. Immediately upon arrival of tin1 steamer tin' bodies were carried to the respective homes of the deceased. The following is A I,IST OF THE DEAD. John Heftier, wife and two children, Mrs, Hemfabling and three children. Mrs. Schuelberg and daughter, Minnie Hsher, Marie Skoglund, Katy Daly. Mrs. F. Shel f and daughter, Fred Christ. Annie Steiger, Francis Steiger, George Nelson, John Bahrns and wife. Charles Binslage, Fred Severs and daughter, lorn Larson, Addio Wing add sister, ll. Redlus and two children. Fred Ilatte-’Jjcyer, Mamie Adams, Henry Steffney, Katie Burkhart, A. O. Anderson. Eddie bhristopherson. Herman Hipper, William Hipper, George Harris. Mrs. Nellie •Voehn and son. NIillv Niles, Pierson riby. Cordy Johnson, Floy Smith, Myrtle Moro, Ira Fulton. bred Sever, Heine (Jerkin, C’has. Brown, IC. Peterson, and Bertie Winter of Redwing, Alice Palmer. Nettie Palmer, of Trenton, Wisconsin. It is now quite probable that there an “*ty or sixty people missing in addition to the list identified, though all of these are in the wreck which lies off the point Near Lake City. The undertaking establishment here is crowded with friends of the dead, and many cases of prostration have occurred. Business is completely at a stand-still. John (Jerkin, wife and to children, comprising an entire family • among the dead. It is reported here that Rad More, a brother of Charlo More. an insurance agent at Minneapolis ^’as drowned together with his entire auiily. They went down tv KAP PKD IN EACH OTHER'S ARMS and were picked up floating together the scenes at, the morgue are simply bribable. Jawing to night fifty-five bodies were and this morning up to ten A CORPORAL’S BRAVERY. lie Threatens the Life of One and Saves the Lives of .Sixteen Others. Lake City, Minn., July 14.—Corporal L. I orry, ot St. Paul, saw the wreck t\iily last night anil at once hastened to the spot to render such assistance as was possible. Finding a man standing near a boat on the shore he asked to be taken out into the storm to the overturning boat, and when he was refused lie threat^ cued to kill the man unless his orders were obeyed, and with the help of his unwilling assistant saved the lives of fifteen or sixteen women. Adjutant General Mullen says the man has earned a commission. From early morning a patrol of row boats was kept up all over the neighborhood of the wreck looking for the bodies and several were found iii that way last night and a small boy was found floating and yelling three up Ie? down the lake from the scene of the disaster. Battery A, of St. Paul, KEPT up a c annonading during the day trying to raise the bodies but without success. Tile little steam tug Wanderer, tried unsuceessfully„to pull the wreck apart and then the Ethel Howard came up the river and with the aid of the Luella, pulled apart tho frame of what had been the steamer. The Luella then pulled the Sea-Wing out of the water, releasing three bodies, one woman and two young men. Alice Palmer, of Trenton, was one of these, but tile two men had not been identified up to one o’clock. That makes a total of sixty-eight bodies now found. LOCKED IN THE CARIN. It is stated this afternoon that, to keep the water out of tin* cabin and to keep the people under shelter. Captain Wethen had locked the door of the cabin. If this is tru«», it may explain much of the loss of life. Estimates vary as to the total number of dead. There were two hundred people on the boat and barge when they started to return to Rod Wing. Of the whole number it is known positively that about fifty were saved. Many may have escaped, but only this many are known at this time to be safe. That would leave about A WHIRLING FURY. A Terrible Cyclone at Lake Gervais, Near St. Paul. A Sam mer Resort Devastated and Many People Killed and Drowned—Desolate Scenes of Destruction— Railroad Wrecks. OHE HUNDRED AND FIFTY VICTIMS of the disaster, but everyone hopes tin* disaster may not go beyond one hundred and twenty-five. A good number are still in the wreck and a great many still on the bottom of tin* lake. Just how many will not be known for some time yet, possibly for several days. THE GOOD WORK OF THE MILITIA. The fact that the militia were in easy call undoubtedly resulted in the saving of many lives and the work of the citizen soldiery, their excellent organization and the good management of General Millen and Surgeons Fitzgerald, Clarke and Rain were notable and commendable. During the morning system-patrol of of water, over which boats drifted after being first struck by the gale, was kept up by the citizens of Lake City. After the last bodies had been taken from the hulls. General Mullen pressed into ser-all the boats within roach, and with soldiers, began this afternoon a thorough dragging of the lake all about the scone of the disaster. Nobodies were found up to dar^, when the search was abandoned for the day. Dynamite will be used iii the morning. There wen* a good many who made use of life preservers, but probably none had as good service a*- had Robert Adams, the seventeen year old son of Mr. Adams, of Lake City, and another boy- They secured three life preservers and wen; in the water for six hours before being resued. Young Adams could swim but his ompanion could not. They had the good sense to float quietly and not attempt to tight against the waves during the six hours they were buffeted by the billows md blown hither and yon by the gales. They drifted about a mile down past the town and then a change in tin* wind carried them up tin- river seven miles from here where they were rescued by Dr. Rain and party, and to-day arc nearly as well as ever. THE CAPTAIN REAMED. The proprietor and commander of the Sea Wing has been severely blamed by the iti/.ens and others for what they allege to have been criminal negligence on his part in pulling out into the lake with such a crowd when tin* sky looked so threatening. The captain's wife arid two of his three children    lost their    lives    under the waves,    and    that fact,    together with the loss    of his vessel    and    the great, loss of life, so unnerved him that he kept pretty much out of sight during the day and those who did see got but imperfect statements from him. The first is. he did not collider the danger very great and thought he saw a break in the clouds, promising clearing away of the storm. This is not well taken by the people in this neighborhood,    who    say tho    sky    wa? black with the most threatening kind of louds and that it was clearly evident a very heavy storm was about to break. THE .KIKE SAVED THEM. Many incidents of the awful night are related. James Webb, of Red Wing, and a young lady companion had just jokingly finished fastening life-preservers to each other when tile storm struck the vessel and their joke proved their salvation, for both were saved. Three l’leasure-Seekers Drowned. Gainesville. Fla., July 14.—A party of thirteen persons were out in a sail boat yesterday afternoon at Alachua lake. When about a mile from shore the boat capsized and all were thrown into the water. Ten were saved by clinging to the side of the boat, but three of the party. Airs. L. J. Burkhem and a three-year-old son, and Miss Tillie Brown were drowmed.  _ TEN PEOPLE KILLED. b< recovered o’clock seven more had been pulled Meagre Keperts of a Terrible Railroad Accident in Indiana. New Albany, Iud., July it.—A Gosport accommodation train on the Monon collided with a freight train at Smith Ville station, eight miles south of Bloomington, this morning at 8:30. Ten live; were lost. There are no telegraph facil Hies at Smithville aud no details can had yet. _____ Snatched #10,000 and Ran. Omaha. July I t.—Mr. Floretta Russell, of Ottawa, Kansas, came here yesterday and cashed a draft for SIO,OOO which she placed in a satchel. As she was going down the street two men snatched tin satchel from hor hand and ran. She recognized them as John Rush and James Hogan, of Ottawa, who came here on the the same train with her. Hogan ha been caught but Rush is still JI t large. A Serious Collision. Richmond, Va., July 14 -A passenger train on the James River division of the Chesapeake and Ohio road, collided with a freight last night near Gladstone Fireman Holt and a negro tramp were killed and four train men were seriously injured._________ FOR SUNSTROKE Use Hors ford* Acid Phosphate. , I v„rker Melrose, Minnesota, says ‘Lgeoduced a gratilyingaudr^nmkable re* g ating effect rn a case of sunstroke. other side of the lake. Carriages of all sorts were in use and a small steam tug which had been blow n ashore was floated and sent across the lake. I saw fourteen people who were all pretty badly hurt. J. W. Terrell and Miss Valdee, P. T. Potts and Miss Lou Gleason, J. F. Burke and Miss Wheeler, John Bridgeman and wife, all of St. Paul, who were camping on the southwest shore of Lake Gervais, had a narrow escape from being blown into the lake. The wind took their tent and horse aud buggy and hurled them into the water. AN AUDACIOUS FRAUD. Wealthy Old Lady Induced to Dispose of Property. The Rogues Under Arrest—A Young Man Drowned—A Water Famine at Flagler—Postal and Telegraph Assessments. St. Paul, Minn., July 13.—A terrible tornado swept the shores of Lake Gervais, nine miles north of St. Paul, at 5:30 o’clock this afternoon, killing eleven people outright, and injuring forty or more, some of them fatally. Tin*tornado had its origin near the village of White Bear, seventeen miles distant from St. Paul. At 5:20 a huge funnel-shaped black cloud was seen gathering in the southeastern horizon. It spread out like a fan at the top, its edge to the base being fringed with fleecy white clouds. Thousands of people wen; attracted by the spectacle and it was thought that White Bear would receive the full force of the storm. Suddenly the fanlike cloud began to close at the top and swayed back and forth like a giant in the agonies of death. Then, gathering force and momentum, the eddying monster swept down upon the cottages dotting the shores of Lake Gervais, demolishing them as if they were made of cardboard and killing and maiming their occupants. According to tile testimony of those who witnessed tho storm as it first gathered in the vicinity of Snail Lake, several miles northwest of Lake Gervais and about eight miles from St. Paul, it first began its work of destruction about three miles from the Schurmeier and Good cottages by demolishing a barn and several windmills. After this it seemed to bound into the air, striking tin* earth again near the hamlet of Little Canada, where the first serious damage was done. Again it skipped a space of about a mile and once again lowered to the earth and resumed its work of destruction, its fury culminating near the shore of Lake Gervais, where five deaths were caused. Once again the storm seemed to bound into the air only to regain tin* earth half a mile further on, where the ruins of (Jaetzke Place and the bruised inmates were left to bear witness to its power. Here its force seemed spent and as it proceeded eastward it assumed simply tin* nature of a high wind accompanied by a thunderstorm. Hail as large as olives fell at White Bear Lake. Numbers of other cottages on the lakes were destroyed and several of the inmates injured but none fatally. besides the houses destroyed a number of barns and wind mills were blown down. No estimate can be made yet of the amount of damage done property. All sorts of rumors as to the killed and injured are flying around. A party of pleasure seekers are known to have been out in a boat near Little Canada before the storm came up and they are reported missing. It is also reported that several boats left the dock near the Schurmeir residences before the storm and not one had returned. This report, however, lacks confirmation. The list of killed and injured so far as known is as follows: KILLED. Georke Miller, paying teller, First National bank, St. Paul; J. IL Sehurmier. millioraire manufacturer, of St,. Baul; Mrs. J. II. Sehurmier; Peter Gusien: John Goschke: Mrs. John Mullaney and family of four children; Charles Sehurmier. INJURED. Mrs. George Miller, Carrie N’isse. Charles Good, Clark Baron, Joseph Bernard, John Gucnter. Mrs. Charles Hastings. Nellie King, Gussie King, George McPherson, Hill) C. Sehurmier, Mrs. Hub C. Sehurmier; a lady guest, name unknown; Simon Good. Ray Good; Mrs. Charles Pfaffle. Brunan, Texas: George I. Miller. Rev. Dr. Shello. of Brennan, Texas, Mrs. J. IL Melluemier, dias. Sehurmier. The sights about Lake Gervais are aw ful. The sites of the Good and Sehurmier cottages were marked only by their foundations, while the ground for a radious of an acre or more is strewn with debris of all kinds. Near the cellar of the Sehurmier house lies twenty feet of (‘ast iron pipe which was literally torn from the ground. While on the bores of the luke, fully a hundred feet iway, is the piano which formerly stood in the parlor of tin; cottage. Huge trees, some of them three and one-half feet in diameter haue been broken off close to tin; ground, and are scattered in all directions. Chickens without feathers on them litter the ground and articles of wearing apparel are to be seen sticking in trees and bushes half a mile away. In the swamp near the Lake Shore are i number of splintersand boards sticking bolt upright like stalks of corn. All along the road from Gervais to Vadnais the houses have been more or s damaged, some have half the shingles torn off the roofs, others himneys blown down and others whole sections of buildings carried away. Nearly all the houses and hotels in the vicinity have been turned into temporary hospitals. At Paul Mellette residence, at Little Canada, are Moses Mellaean, his wife and three children, all of whom ar< seriously injured. At Kohlmann’s hotel are Minnie Miess and Joseph Bernard. Miss Meiss is suffering inteutcly from a wound in her chest, make by an iron spike, which was driven almost through her body, and lier recovery is impossibk A camping party was on the southeast bore of Lake Gervais, they ran from their tents and sought shelter of the overhanging bank just iii time to sav< their lives. Tile tent and all its con tents were swept into the lake. MR. JOHN SCIIURMEIR’S TALE. Mr. J. IL Schurmeir has recovered sufficiently to be able to relate what ht knows concerning the storm. They had noticed tho storm breaking and as it came upon them he had risen to elos( the window which the storm had blown open. The next thing in* knew he was whirled about in the air at a rapid rate. On coming to his sonics he found himself near the edge of tile lak( Making ins way up from tho lake he came across the remains of his son-in-law, J. VV. Miller and afterwards those of Pete, hi coachmen. He docs not know anything of those in the cottage with him after he had risen to close the window. A DESOLATE SCENE. The A NARROW ESCAPE. The A. I, Associated Tress Reporter Visits the Site of the Hurricane. Minneapolis, July 14.—At an early hour this morning a special train bon; the correspondent of the Associated Press from St. Paul to the scene of the cyclone. Edgerton street was followed as far as it went when the main country road that leads to the devastated region was struck and followed to the; desolate place. No sign of the terrible havoc was visible until the top of a hill overlooking the little valley was reached. Here houses, outbuilding and barns were scattered around in a most demoralized condition. No one was hurt at this point. Passing this and going about a quarter of a mile north the whole scene of destruction lay spread before the eye. Along the shore at the point where the storm formed and crossed Hie lain* the houses of Schurmeier and Good iud others stood. All these buildings with their fences and outhouses wen* utterly demolished leaving no sign of existence standing. In the lake were the bodies of four horses floating amid heaps of boards and loose house timbers. There probably will be found the bodies of the missing as they could not be found in the stacked up boards and furniture on land. The ground about these houses has the appearance, at a distance, of having been gone over with a piow while from this point on to (Joetzkes trees are blown down in vast numbers arid laid low. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Davenport, la., July L4.—An audacious attempt at fraud has just transpired here. The victim is Mrs. Patience V. Newcomb, eighty-six years old and noted throughout this section for her princely generosity. To-day, upon the application of Charles Viele, her brother, a banker of Evansville, Indiana, she was declared of unsound mind and S. F. Smith, of this city, was appointed temporary guardian. He immediately filed papers in a suit againt Harriet V. Fitch, of New York, a sister of Mrs. Newcomb and George VV. Fitch, her grandson and his wife. The defandants came here in May and have since resided with tile old lady and by undue influence have induced her to lurn over to them property valued at over $75,000. THE STATE ROWERS. A FEARFUL EXPENCE. Officers for the Coming Year Fleeted at Spirit Lake. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Hotel Orleans, Spirit Lake, la., July 14.—At the seventh annual meeting of the Iowa State Ameteur Rowing association to-night, tin* following officers were elected: President, J. E. ll an Hogan. Cedar Rapids; vice president, E. L. Kilby, oOttuinwa; secretary and treasurer, L. M. Allen, Davenport; commodore, J. ll. Lindsay, Dubuque: ensign, J. A. Buekman, Council Bluffs; members of the executive committee, (J. R. Turner, McGregor, E. S. Phelps, Burlington, F. A. Iii) til pf, Dubuque. Tile Inmates of the Good Residence iii the Midst of the Storm. Minneapolis, July 14, — Mrs. Dr, loud, who was an inmate of the Good cottage which was destroyed at Lake Jervais, tells this following graphic story:    “All of our family wert; in the house? waiting upon company, We noticed the storm approaching and some of the household suggested that we get into the cellar. The storm looked as if it was uming down right, on tin* houses of Schurmeier and ours. My husband md I were standing at the window while the other were scattered around the house and all suggesting some place of security. After a few moments the real spinning cloud reached the center of the lake I saw the water divide and overflow the banks some forty feet. As papa was looking out of the door In* saw that the trees near the Mullanch were wept away and then our barn was thrown broadside against tin* house. Inst this time my husband threw me bodily down the cellar stairs and I landed in a potato bin. Then he threw Miss King and Mr. McPherson jumped after. My husband then jumped down md call to tin* other to follow. Tin* building was crushed upon us and then portions of it were hurled skywards, trees were blown by and a huge ice chest fell into the cellar and pinned us all down. As we lay here in painful refuge we heard the Schurmeier house which was fifteen feet away from our house, and scatter tilings in all directions, fifteen minutes the timbers and tuse of both houses were hurled the sides of the houses. After our release from tin* cellar we began looking for the members of the household. We found them scattered about. Minnie lay in the road with her head cut and her mouth bleeding badly Carrie, her sister, who was pinned tinder a tree was hurt internally. While I was dashing through the mud I ran across the body of George Miller, dead and mangled in the road. His wife was buried beneath the wreck and hurt quite badly. Mrs. Hastings and daughter Stella were badly bruised and the latter will lose the sight of an eye.” A Santa Fe Wreck. Topeka, Kan., July 14.—A Santa Fe express was derailed this morning at Dodge City, Kansas. Fireman Otis and a tramp were killed. Tin; .passengers were severely shaken up, but none were seriously injured. about crash For furni- about ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY 'POISONED. Almost Fatal Termination of a Sunday Picnic at Iowa City./. Iowa City, Iowa, July 14.—One hundred and fifty men, women and children at a church picnic at Solon, north of Iowa City, wore prostrated yesterday with serious symptoms of poisoning caused by using water from an abandoned well. Physicians were summoned and administered remedies and iii a few hours the patients recovered, no case bein g fatal. Columldan Commissioner. (Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Des Moines, July 14.—The executive council tliis afternoon appointed the following as commissioners to the Columbian exposition, a-- per the aet passed by the last general assembly:    First    dis trict, Edward Johnson, of Keokuk; second district. IL W. Seaman, of Clinton; third district, F. W. Chase. of Cedar Falls; fourth district. ■x-Governor William Larrabee, of Clermont; tiftIi district, James Wilson, of Traer; sixth district. J. W. Jarnagan, of Montezuma; seventh district, Henry Stivers, of Des Moines; eighth district, S. IL Mallory, of Chariton: ninlh district, (’has. Ashton, of Guthrie; tenth district, John F. Duncombe, of Ft. Dodge: eleventh district, Win. IL Dent, of LeMars. Politically six, viz: those in the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth districts are republicans, the balance arc democratic. Ilrewers* Fines Remitted. Marshalltown, la., July 14.—Soon after the prohibition law was passed tin Bowman brewery in this city was closed, and the proprietors began shipping their beer and fighting against tin enforcement of the law until tines aggregating $2,000 and costs were piled up against them. Governor Boies has just remitted their lilies on the ground that they were imposed for aet? which were not a violation of the law as interpreted by the supreme court. of the battle of the Boyne. From 5,000 to 8,000 people were present. The Rev M. S. Hughes, of Malcolm, and the Rev. John Davis, of Lexington, were the orators. The exercises ended with a display of fireworks. PROTEST AGAINST THE MCKINLEY BILL Monster Mass Meeting at Skeined—Bal-garia Ripe for Revolt. London, July 14.—Over five thousand people to-dav participated in tile mass meeting at Sheffield to protest against the McKinley bill. The meeting was called by the mayor in response to a petition signed by over two thousand volts. Speeches were made declaring that, in view of the fact that Great Britain opened her ports free to tin; cereals, manufactured products and foods of the United States, it was unjust and unfair that sin* should impose a practically prohibitory tariff upon goods from other countries. Resolutions were passed urging the government to take immediate action in tile matter, and declaring that unless a reciprocal arrangement could be made tin* government should retaliate by placing duties on imports of every kind from the United States. Much anxiety is felt here over the condition of affairs in the east. The significant statement of Count Nelidoff, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, that in* “feared the riots in Erzeroum would entail trouble both on Russia and Turkey,” is regarded as the prelude to some kind of Russian intervention. There is a general protest against the payment of taxes in Armenia, where the Turkish officials amass great wealth by the open plunder of the people and violent resistance may break out at any moment. Bulgaria is practically without a prince and Premier Stambouloff carries on the government with an iron hand. The people, who are strongly pro-Russian, are almost ripe for revolt and are favorable to a confederation of the Balkan stater, including provinces now under Turkish rule. The Russian party is also in the ascendant in Servia, and in tin* event (if war Russia could count (*n half a million of men from among the southern S!a\s. Emperor William’s forthcoming visit to the czar may result in a peaceful settlement of the Balkan troubles, tint little hope of lasting peace is entertained in London. The difficulty over the chief command of the British army, which has worried the Salisbury ministry for some time, has been bridged over for the present by an agreement to send Lord Wolseley to Ireland as “commander of the forces.” Sir Redvers Buller will take Wolscley's place    as adjutant general and    the old duke of Cambridge will continue    to draw his pay as    com mander-in-chief, while some one else does the work, considerably hampered by th** duke’s favoritism and obstruction. This arrangement will have a very bad effect on the army, and especially upon the younger officers. It is all the work of tin; queen herself, .chose nepotism is notorious. Cambridge is a heavy, dull man,    without the slightest    ap proach to military skill. Ile never fought a real battle in his life. and came ingloriously out of the preliminary skirmishes of the Alma, using a fall from hi? horse as an excuse for going to tilt rear. The radicals will' make good use of this in the next electoral campaign. Wolseley is an Irish boy. strongly opposed to home rule, but an advocate of advancing Irishmen in tin* British service. SUGAR IS OUR SAFETY. PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. ie right foot was so badly mangled as require amputation at the ankle joint. * wa? a faithful employe of the road d a man of family. Secretary Blaine Addresses an Important Letter to Senator Frye. io»t Teach German Indiana poi is J pularly known a? t »n” was decided by in the sui? of lie Urges That an Equivalent he Demanded From Spain in Return for Free Import of Sngar—Congressional Matters. \ N - it wa? >j rt Washington, July ll.—Senator Frye to-day received a letter from Secretary Blaine in which the latter calls attention to the proscriptive duties imposed by Spain upon American flour entering Cuba. These make the cost in the Cuban market at least 1.40 per barrel, counting the shipping price in New York at 'l.-o per barrel. Other article? of American growth are likewise taxed by Spain to a point of prohibition. This one-sided commerce, says Secretary Blaine, will seriously injure the shipping rates which are still in American hands largely, if not exclusively. It would certainly be a very extraordinary policy on the part of our government just at this time to open our market without charge of duty to the enormous crops of sugar raised on the two Spanish islands. Cuba and Porto Rica    furnish    the    United    States with    nearly    or    quite one-half the sugar we consume, and we are far larger consumers than any other nation    in the    world.    To give    a free market    to thi- immense product    of tin* Spanish plantations at the moment that Spain is excluding the products of American farms from her market, would be a policy a? unprecedented as it would be unwise. Our trade with American republics as well as with the rest of the India islands hasbeen for many year- in I the most unsatisfactory condition. The Bi i: aggregate balance of trade with ail latin- in. .ii America is heavily against us. A -illustration will suffice. Since u pealed the duty on coffee in UTI have imported products of Bra/il ti extent of $821.8()C»,OOO, and have s,»id to her only $156,135,000 of our own product'. The differenei—>611.671 .O’- • we have paid in gold or it' equivalent, and Brazil has expended this vast sum in the market' of Europe. You can readily see how different the results would have been if in return for the free admission of Brazilian coffee in our markets we would have exacted the free admission of certain products of the United States in the Brazilian market. To repeat this error with sugar (to an amount three times as large as with coffee) will close all opportunity to establish reciprocity of trade with latin-Arnerica. The charge against th >ai rn nu wee I t he the in I he pre in I'd bl ic School*. aly 17.—What is in- "German ques-Judge Howland to-Tin-odore Sariter I school commission->f Indianapolis in which 'ked to issue a mandate board to have German >wer grad* s of the public Howland holds that e taught: that the school have no discretionary and cannot abol-ianguages in any he public schools. Drinrv I IT' On! look lung mditi •ap rop ire tm for Corn. —A dispatch to I Kansas say*: •rn grows worse blew yesterday eat damage rn it*- which have •lions the farm-> hopes of barit I»est there e* state that i* In many see-larketing hog', 10 corr f... Ho Ji IM \ , I! li Wing. wl '*♦*;» Wing Wa* Top-He*vt. special to the Hawk-Eye. > lilly 17.-The 't« so ma! »r A. M* rai was to r to have sr th.* laster ai rformin d ti Rein? iii at a to TI k. Old rh slander Hawk-Eye. v 17.—WU! Mu trig! (• r* ti tai Did Not Glop? tilt- I: (lay. port e M d ti •hi- commit of rat' did. Th >v refu- V >ra?Ka •• wa' prop I REN" • and .$ i. 5» m iicinn; A QUEER NECKTIE. A Fatal Bridge Accident. Hum HOLDT, July 14.—Mr. Graham, of Des Moines, an expert in the employ of a (•(implanter company, while crossing the East Des Moines bridge at Dakota City, this county, Saturday, fell through, with a thrashing machine engine, into the river, twenty-five feet below. Ile is terribly injured. Burglar* at Nauvoo. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Nauvoo, 111., duty 14.—This town is greatly excited over a bold robbery which ocburred at the postoffice and store of Arthison & Beyer. Burglars got in and took a quantity of stamps, watches, etc., and were in the act of drilling a hole in the safe when a Mr. Boumert, who lives above the store awoke and fired several shots at the burglars, but without effect. The men are supposed to be professionals. A Baby Terribly Scalded. Muscatine, July 14.—The one-year-old son of Dr. W. C. Beatty, residing six miles east of Muscatine, was horribly scalded Saturday. His cider sister was stirring a kettle of rice pudding, when tile little fellow pulled it off the hearth of the stove and scalded his side terribly. Skin and flesh pulled off the arm, lingers and shoulder, aud the face was badly scalded. The Gster’.' hand was also badly burned. Congressman Struble’s Defeat. Des Moines. July 14.—The defeat of Congressman Struble for renomination in the eleventh district was not expected, especially as the Hon. George I). Perkins, who received the nomination at Le Mars, Thursday, had declared himself not. a candidate. It is said that Congressman Struble’s brother, ex-Speaker Struble, of Tama comity, is almost certain of the nomination by the republicans of the'fifth district. The Reaper Death. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Hamilton, 111., July 14.—The funeral of G. M. B. Lane was held this afternoon. tin; Masonic fraternity officiating. Members of neighboring lodges were present. Denver, 111., July 14.—John Black, a well known citizen of this city, died rather suddenly yesterday. A Sad Drowning. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Des Moines, July 14.—Last evening Carle. Coggeshall was drowned in the Des Moines river while bathing. The young man is about eighteen, highly respected and gave good promise of future worth. Ile got beyond his depth and not being able to swim was soon drowned notwithstanding the heroic efforts of his companions to save him. Syrup ot Figs, Produced from tho laxative and nutritious juice of California figs, combined with the medicinal virtues of plants known to be the most beneficial to the human system, acts gently, on the kidneys, liver .and bowels, effectually cleansing tho system, dispelling colds and headaches, and curing habitual constipation. _ Heat and Drouth. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Carthage, 111., July 14.—The heat is awful, full 103 iii the shade. North Hancock county got a fair rain Saturday night but other portions of the county are almost burned up with drouth. Postal and Telegraph Assessment. [Special to the Hawk-Eye.] Des Moines, July 14.—The executive council meeting to-day of the state board of equalization completed the assessment of the telephone and telegraph lines in Iowa. The figures will remain the same as last year, except in tile case of the postal union, which suffers a slight advance. _ A Report Denied. Clarinda, Iowa. July 14.—The report that an epidemic of typhoid fever is raging among the inmates and attendants at the asylum is said to he false. It is said by Superintendent Lewellen that then is not a single ease or any symptoms of typhoid fever iii the institution. Made of the Skin of a Snake That Saved the Wearer’* Lift*. Caic ago. July lf.—It may be of interest to the inhabitants of dudedom to know that there i' a new and decidedly unique style of necktie in town. Its owner, who is also the designer and manufacturer is to be seen occasionally in the rotunda of the Grand Pacific hotel, lit; came from California, and his tie, which since Iii*arrival ba- attracted con-iderable attention, is a product of that tate. Brown in color is this tie, about an inch aud a half wide, and at a casual glance looks like a strip from an alligator hide; but it isn't. There i' no diamond pin for ornament, nor any manufactured jewel. In Place of one is a round, dull-colored substance, not quite so large as a pea. When a group of ae-Uiaiutances had examined the tie to their satisfaction last evening and gdessod its nature until their judgments md imaginations were exhausted, the wearer informed them that the tie was the dried skin of a rattlesnake and the ornament one of its rattles. You are, I see surprised that I should wear such a thing at my neck,” In; continued. “But when you know that to the snake that inhabited this skin I owe my life you will agree that my notion is not so incomprehensible after all. It was live years ago this summer that the event occurred. I was hunting in the mountains at home, and, after tramping [bout from daylight till late in the afternoon. I found that I was lost end completely tired out. However, there was no hope of getting home that night, so I built a lire. ate my supper, and knowing that fatigued as I was, it would be impossible to keep awake long. I wasted no time in try ing, but collected a lot of firewood. lay down and went to sleep. How long I slept I don’t know, but I remem-I awoke slowly with a heavy feeling on my hr. ast. Too tired to turn over, and thinking the feeling due to my heavy blanket, I was about to drop off again to I cep when I felt a hand grip my throat. Opening my eyes aw kneeling beside me, urn hand holding me down and the other with a long bowie knife in it abovt im*, an Indian. As the Indian saw me, looking at me. lie hissed:    ’White    spy no catch Red Knife. If he do, he kill Red Knife. But Red Knife catch white spy and kill him.’ There was no mistaking it savage, who. Experience of Mr. and Mr*. Ronald, of St. 1'aul. St. Paut, July 14.—Air. and Mrs. A L. Ronald, of St. Paul, were out at Kohl mans lake during the storm yesterday and had a narrow (‘scape from injury Mr. Ronald's story is as follows:    “My wife and I drove out there about three o’clock; we took a boat and went out fishing on the lake and half an hour later we saw the storm coming ii]) but thought it would pass north of us. I pulled toward the wharf, however, and just landed when the storm commenced. We ran into Holman’s hotel and no sooner got inside than the wharf, one hundred feet long, was swept away and the boat house turned completely around. The water iii the lake was raised to a spray twenty feet high, I should guess. The hotel had over one hundred people inside and they were badly frightened some were crying and others were praying. The edge of the storm passed within fifty feet of the hotel and struck the north side of the lake where there are five or six houses. Those were all swept away. For half an hour the storm lasted and it appeared to cover a tract of country of about half to three-quarters of a mile wide. As soon as it passed a large number of men went to work helping the wounded and taking out the dead on the In Opposition to Taylor. Chicago, July 14.—The democratic convention of the First congressional district this morning nominated W. I). Ewing, assistant United States district attorney, as candidate in opposition to Congressman Taylor. Found Dead. [Special to The HawK-Eye.l Bushnell. 111., July 14.—Perry Wilson of this city, was found dead on the C., B. & Q. railroad near Abingdon yesterday morning. He was about twenty years old. It is thought he fell from the train while going from one car to another. Deatli After One Hundred Year*. Garrison, Iowa, July 14.—Tho death is announced of Martha McCoy, aged IOO years. Sin; was married in 1815, and was a widow from 1842 until her death. She saw the first steamboat on the Ilud son. Four children, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren survive her. A Water Famine at Flagler. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Flagler, July 14.—Considerable of water famine exists here. Hardly bucket full can be obtained for drinking purposes and farmers are driving their stock three and five miles to the rivi for water. Railroad Offices Burned. Dallas, Tex., July 14.—The building occupied by the general offices of the Texas and Pacific railroad and an adjoining building were destroyed by fire this morning, entailing a loss of $150,000; fully insured. War With Guateinela. San SALVADORE, July 14.—The government to-day issued a proclamation declaring the country in a state of siege. War with Guatemela is imminent. Nearly twenty thousand men are stationed along this side of the frontier. Great enthusiasm prevails. Fined Heavily for Contempt. Des Moines, July 14.—Judge Bishop fined J. O. Cole $500 and ordered hi commitment in the county jail for sixty days for contempt of court in violating an injunction restraining him from sell ing intoxicating liquors. in No one of any consequence would be caught using any other than Rough on Dirt Family Soap. The Heat in Keokuk. Keokuk, la., July 14.—At three o'clock this afternoon tile thermometer at th* signal service station registered one hun dred and four degrees, the highest point since the service was established hen 1871.    _ Two Young Men Drowned at Central City Cedar Rapids, July 14.—The Re)mih-Ucan's Central City special says:    Two sons of ex-Snpervisor Davis were drowned in the Wapsie river this afternoon. The Orange Societies Celebrate Montezuma, la., July 14.—The Orange societies of Poweshiek county Saturday celebrated the 200th anniversary the look in the eyes of t’ as he mentioned his na a much-wanted numb verai farmers in The look meant dc? his hand to stri1 the heart I ; eyes. At the ray body spr yell of rage an time to see hill ground with I the bushes. I grabbing my gu at him. But th* ing of a twig bet abouts. I coaidn’ barrels in bk din suit of making iii. turned to the fire two feet of where lay a beheaded rat snake which, rodeo first awakened me. it would have bitten 1)1 y asleep when the my throat, and aw ak had bitten the hand ( moved it to get a !> that bite staid tin* kn of the danger of the I instinctively swept Iii ward the snake, luck ii tile, an I then ran for a I didn't sleep any more I killed time by skinnin when I reached lie stretched it. and when made this tie of it. at one of the rattles.” “What became of ti asked an interesting yoni “A posse set out for hill about two miles from w he night they came across a ( they found him dead. TI had killed him before the a jug, which lay overturn! could counteract the effect: son. I knew to bt Aho had killed boldt county. as he moved re squarely in I closed my e weight on ndian gave a eyes just iii J) over tin Ii sap pear in feet and get a shot juent brcak-•ral where-tired both y the re-pare, rout within shooting was tin ast, had moved proba-iold of spoke as ii But wan en to .op .Veil Jut lid •live policy which has injured it mo>t i' that its benefits go wholly to the manufacturer and oapitali>t, and not at al! to tie1 farmer. You and I well know this I- not true, but still it is the most plausible and. therefore, tin- most hurtful aagunn-nt made by the free trader. Here is an opportunity w here tho farmer can be benefitted—primarily, undeniably, richly benefitted. Hen* is an opportunity for the republican congress to open the markets of forty millions of people to the products of the American farmers. Shall we seize tin* opportunity, or shall we throw it away? I do not doubt that brl. a in many respects tin* tariff bill pending g wa in the senate i? a just measure and that roux most, of its provisions are in accordance id ha with the wise policy of protection, but ml of there i* not a section, or a line. in the en- rex tire bill that will open a market for bin' another bushel of wheat or another bar- lurch rel of pork. If sugar is placed on tin* free J Goo: \ New Minp I Inn Incorporatol. V J.. J -Tie ? ii a w Y * IToe-eapita’ >rk and ma n >1- - of incorporation here t. VOTED FOR HADES. l.ii«li%rou* In<!i “Drummer’’ v* From tho ' in pl roil* in Which a Brow I* With the Minority. ow York Dispatch. rh; of the gripsa lW He West wh; N. drif trad! ie til* .OUK* the lit, was st without exacting important •oncessions in return, we shall clos. door for profitable reciprocity air ourselves. I think you will find valuable hints on this subject in president's brief message of June with as much practical w isdom as ver stated    in so    short a paper. Our foreign    market    for breadstuffs grows narrower. Great Britian is exerting every nerve to secure her bread sup-plies from India and the rapid expansion if the wheat area in Russia gives u> a powerful compactor in the markets for Europe. It become us. therefore, to use every opportunity for the extension of our markets on both of the American ontinents. With nearly one hundred million dollars worth of sugar seeking our markets every year. We shad prove uirselves most unskilled legislators if we do not secure a large field for th** sale and consumption of our breadstuffs and provisions. The late conference of the American republics proved the existence if a common desire for closer relations. Our congress should take up the work where the internat ional conference left it. Our field of commercial development and progress lies soute of ti'. Th* and a1 list [»rof min Ill's. . dru st b. ferv \\ ii! En li't CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS* The Sundry Civil service Bill I Miler Consideration, Washington, July It.—The -enate took nj) the sundry civil service bill today. Among the many amendment' agreed to was one inserting >333.5(H) for improving, extending and repairing the vaults in the treasury building and for constructing new vaults or safes there. Flic amendment to insert the item of '500,000 for establishing in Washington a Latin-Ameriean library, the site lob** selected by the secretary of state and the bvilding to be erected under ins direction and supervision, having been reached. Vest opposed it a? a part of the sentimental program to secure commerce with the South American states. Ii was nonsense to expect that a glamour could be thrown over the subject in the way of sentiment that would bring such trade. Resides there was now being erected a magnificent library building at a cost of $6,000,000. and certain rooms in that building might be dedicated to the purpose indicated in tile amendment. Mr. Hawley concurred wit h everything ISter Tin •gan id ap all o dres- dr a - k Tin Win >♦*11 \v i t't porii th* sn e di rward it in a. ppre'si e voiin rn>r Ie the ain'? t list SLV •Well. I W; da ■d i; ger * no ell a ll nd rt f wav. ird fr< Stead k wa- rn New ti meet-a party y tiler**, i as “a ted into ■at 'well in the mini iv* he drowsy • sank Into it through id dry dis-hyrnn and tin* ( van-wound up uest: ■ go heaven except th. i the evan-. one of the J against miner rubato*. heard igelist's p- I ca lieu om his sort of lune of sion of the faces mg himself the evan* [ire \ \ Y e : LO,OOO No! Ti SSS, • July 'th ii (I in your ; !■ fig! e co Den ■ it* Tei lion. e an- teated Will W i[M*r [hat th* ex am! .DI ion ra phi* > effect of this female ce at a ■orreet is I ti w diernu illy ther paper? he building o,0OO and is • iti'ti-i I a -ta filing- 'ach. indc ureh a tei foil .oho. Als, •reeled at ; •ria n Titer ,' rn .    .    .    .    ,    -    ,    .    ,    Bier.    Mariners,    tourists,    t    inisrrunt* and Vest said. It would be better to take a i,M ho-, ai: «..ntrii.uted ii. If \l»out to Trawl or Emigrate, he voyage? cannot Le provided with a aster a ii edy and i»rot**c*tive medicine than Hostet-T ' Stomach Hitters. ALundant testimony ci'l to prove that it ti ii 11 i ti *s hurtful climatic din enc"' and the (ffects of ex posit r*. that it **<>neii»*s the ~tt>in:i*-h to unaceustorms! a1 prevents injurious results from impur. Mari section or a branch of library and entitle it memorial library, ii* ment to that effect the congressional «timon> in v n. h it a laUn.Amerit'anEXS.^^atS offered an amend- not really effective and appropriating nee have tteen ex| 25,ooo for the purpose. The atnend- * I not a s of •tiers hav mpertic' mu in calli,h it is the lee. Is .fit her, ■potation is -., ijoys on this os? sijrreeabl* ment, went over without action. Mr. Spooner moved to increase tin* limit of cost of the public building in Milwaukee by $400,000; agreed to. Having disposed of fifty pages of the bill, it was laid aside till to-morrow. The senate* bill to further suspend for ten years the statue in relation to the Guano Islands was taken from the calendar and passed. Also the house bill, opening to settlement a portion of th** Ft. Randall military reservation in South The wit Dakota (with amendments). Adjourned. Odem col - TI The-House.    ,    ,    ^    ^ Washington, July 14.—The lions** * spent tile day on the District of Coloni- What i*a< Ida matters and nothing of important:!* ' was accomplished. and its protective in-t effectually demon-ther conditions where, that fact would lorn? I. In re. class of dis-al and preventative c< >nspicuously shown ii fcv> rs, maladies fur n>>*! popular specific in exist-and in the tn.pu-s, where its ■aretjy sts-ond to that which it [•ontinent. It is, moreover, a appetizer and nervine. When tim* ave of abn1 Too much aced in lisl short Smile*. flies, should i Bide The r an cut •nli; IVV t not obtain mid never be scaly set. mr man win on has ti * sings th* have a burv rs in fee-bill. mug of tIn* tone voice. SETTLED ON THE SPOT. Uitli Senator I'ettitjrew’* Experience Blackmailer. [Special (’or. of The Hawk-Eye.} Washington, July 12.—Senator IVt-tigrew tells a good story concerning his experience with a blackmailer here while he was a delegati congress from the great territory of Da .Id in the head? Medical awthor-ly sit is (hie to uneven elothinjf of the rapid cooling when in a perspiration, C. The important point is. that a e<cd in the •ad is an inflammation of the linimr tn«*m-ane ut th** no***, which, when unchecked. Is rtain to produce a catarrhal condition—for tarrh is <■—,,un lolly a '*<*o!u” winch nature is ► longer aide to “resolve” or throw off. Ely’s ■cam Halm ha* proved ifs sii|»*riority, anti fferers should r* sort to it bef tire that .onion ailment becomes -catel and end* In ol>-natc catarrh. kola several years a«„. II,1 says:    -Th,- fellow was publishing a small paper and Mar Rapid-: w regularly called upon members of Itbb'. It. I’.salt gross for five or ten dollar Hotel Arrival*. At the Union N. Lance. Dc- Moines; II, ii, Broid, Peoria; A. J. Welsing, Ft. Madison; tan. \V. Wooler and Miss Em. .1. Schaefer, tuvoo: W. I'.. Sands. I* - .Mom**?. con .J \v f,averty, EC Pardu. •Jackson. Sac City: W. C. . Kirkwood, HI: E. Antlcr-.    u. Ditvcnitort; James M. Hoed and wife. Miss ..    „    ,    p    Whenever    he    Sue Laughry, $. J. Greene ail ! wife. E. J. needed it.    He asked me for    money    sex-    lointn. K, J. Mumm. Keokuk era! times, and I gave, as I thou ' n. Star, Miss Raffaloviteh, the lie; sian lady, who is betrothed t patriot, William O’Brien, is t * -mjet and gentle, Sn addition t s*kv «.itaqnnient8. sov- _    .     jht,    iii chanty. One day, however, he showed vulgar sr. me an article abusive of myself, and exam pow assured me he would not publish it if I gav** him one hundred dollars. I told him to give me until evening to think about it and invited him to call at my hotel at eight o'clock that night. He was on hand, and after a brief conversation, in which he insisted upon having the •I icky -common powders have poz/.oni’s is tho only <**>m-fit for use. Wnat prominent femur* e earth must hax *■! Beech:*m's Pills act >mach. tat e o Uke magic on a weak money, JU. ;

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