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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - June 6, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1890- (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. ARGUING OVER SILVER. Earnest Discussions, Pro and Con, in the Senate, The Silver Bill Taken Up in the House-Working Over the Tariff Bill—Presidential Appointments—General Washington News, Washington, June 5.—In the senate the senate bill giving to the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway company power to sell and convey to another railway company its right of way and franchises in Oklahoma territory was reported and placed on the calendar. The silver bill was taken up and Hiscock addressed the senate iL opposition to the free coinage, of silver. Ile believed the majority of tile people were opposed to opening the mints of the United States to the free coinage of silver. In his judgment the national conventions of both political parties would by decisive majorities repudiate such a proposition. At the conclusion of Hiseock’s address Sherman took the floor and attacked free coinage. Ile had, he said, contended for an increase of the circulation proposed in the bill to ">4,000,000 a year. Ile, believed the treasuary notes based on silver bullion. would he as safe a substitute for paper money, as could be conceived. Ile (lid not fear to give to t hose 1 reasury notesevery sanction and value that the United States could confer: he did not object to their being made legal tender for all debts, public and private. That was far preferrable to the free coinage of silver, because with all efforts made to get silver dollars into circulation, there was not one of them in circulation for every inhabitant. Passing to the question of the demonetization of sliver in 1873, Sherman declared that at that time the silver dollar was an image of the past, lost, to sight and memory, and ignored by two generations except as a convenience for the exportation of silver bullion. It, was no wonder the senator from Nevada (Stewart) did not know silver was demonetized when he voted for the bill:    the only wonder was that he knew of its existence. The bill was publicly discussed t wo or three y« ars ago, and its objects were well known. No bill was evermore fully discussed than that, and yet his friend Morrill and himself (who had voted against it because it discontinued the changes for coinage) were constitutionally denounced tis conspirators while the senators from tin* Pacific coast (all of whom voted for it ) posed as victims. Ile had thought it necessary (he said in ( losing t hat subject) to trace; down the lie not only for himself but for all others engaged in that legislation. Coining bach to t he question of the bill, lie said the result of free coinage would be to demonet ize gold and cause gold to be hoarded or exported. Free coinage ol silver would be a reversal of the established policy of the government from the beginning. It. would limit coinage to a single metal, and that silver. As sun* as fate, silver would (witIi free coinage) he the only standardTif money iii tho United States. A pound sterling would be worth six dollars instead of four dollars and eighty-1wo cents: and tin* American dollar would be (as in colonial times) worth three english shillings or four francs. In conclusion. Sherman said he would vote for any bill that would, in his judgment, secure and maintain the bi-metallic standard one that would not demonetize gold nor cause it to be hoarded or exported, hut that would establish both gold and silver as a common standard, at fixed rates, notjjonly iii I.lie United States but in all nations of the world. Mr. Teller congratulated himself and the country that the mask was otT the faces of the so-called silver party which had paraded before the senate finance committee bill. If there were any questions as to (lie attitude of the distinguished senator from Ohio, before lie got up, no one who listened to him could doubt it now. I l**(Shonnan)xvits for a high standard and that .standard was gold. II*' was for tIn* abandonment of silver as a money metal leaving it, to be used only as subsidiary coin. Me (Teller) welcomed the issue. Mr. Stewart gave. from his point of view, a resume of tin' legislative1 proceeding w h ie Ii resulted in tin* demonetization of t he silver dollar in 1873. Ile declared the amendment that demonetized silver was never road in either house. Mr. Sherman produced the original bill of Is73 from the tiles of the senate to show that not. only was the amendment read and voted on in the senate, but was amended on his (Sherman's) motion, and when t he conference committee considered the disputed section it was again amended in the conference. Mr. Stewart reiterated his assertion that the amendment had not been read and argued. Mr. Aldrich said not only had Stewart voted on the amendment but lit' had actually spoken about two sections of the bill, one of w hich prohibited any silver coinage but half dollars, quarters and dimes, and t he other which provided that no deposit should be received for silver coinage. How could the senator say that lie did not know silver was to be demonet ized? Tilt' silver bill then went over without aet ion. Senate hills granting a pension of $30 to tin' w idow id' Pear Admiral Donaldson, and to tin' widow of Commander Winslow, of tin' Kearsargo wore passed. Ad loomed. THE HOUSE. Bill to Th*' Consideration of tho Silver Proceed I in mediately. Washington. .lune 5.—In tho house Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, from the committee on rules, reported a resolution providing that the house shall proceed immediately to the consideration of the house silver bill, and that the consideration shall continue until Saturday at 3 p. in., when the previous question shall be considered as ordered. The previous question having been ordered on tho resolution, forty minutes debate was allowed. There was considerable warm debate, during which Mr. Blount, of Georgia, (deni.) said the resolution w as a shameful outrage on the minority^ There w ere many men on the other side of the chamber who would vote for free silver, but for fear of the president. The president was iii accord with tho secretary of the treasury and both were in accord with Wall street. In the presence of the president and enemies of free coinage republicans who favored free silver were driven to trampling down the rules of the house. It was a humiliating sight to an American citizen to see a majority and the president yield to the monuy power. The masses of the people would hereafter dictateoand effect legislation in their int-tercsts. Mr. Bland, of Maine, said every gentleman who voted for this resolution vote^against free silver. Mr Cannon, of Illinois, said the resolution was simply a proposition: that under the rules of the house, the house would proceed at once to consider a bill of great interest to the country. The minority could offer every amendment to the bill that they could under the general rules. The minority, which w’as now clamoring for free coinage, had held the house in the forty-ninth and fiftieth congresses but had passed no bill for free coinage. They could not now fool the country or even fool themselves. The resolution was adopted—yeas 120, nays 117. Mr. Blount voted in the af firmative and moved a reconsideration The motion to reconsider was tabled— yeas 124, nays 118. Messrs. Featherstone and Vandever, who voted with the democrats on the first question, voted with the republicans on the motion to table. The bill having been read, offered the caucus bill as a substitute. It is substantially as follows: The secretary of the treasury is directed to purchase from time to time silver bullion to the amount of four and a halt millions worth of fine silver each month, at the market price, not exceeding one dollar for three hundred and seventy-one and twenty-five one-hundredths grains of pure silver, and issue in payment therefor treasury notes to be prepared by the secretary of the treasury; and a sum sufficient to carry into effect the provisions of the act is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Section two provides that treasury notes be redeemable on demand in coin and when so redeemed may be re-issued. But no greater or less amount of such notes shall be outstanding at any time than the cost of silver bullion then held in the treasury purchased by such notes; such treasury notes to be legal tender in payment of all debts, both public and private, except where otherwise expressly stipulated in the contract, and to be receivable for customs, taxes and all public dues, and wTien so received may be re-issued. Such notes held by any national banking association may be counted as part of its lawful reserve. Upon the demand of any holder of such notes the secretary of the treasury may, at his discretion, exchange for them an amount of silver bullion equal in value at the market price thereof on the day of exchange to the amount of such notes presented. Section three provides that the secretary of the treasury shall coin such portion of the jullion purchased as may be necessary to provide for the redemption of tin* treasury notes provided for. Section four provides that the silver bullion purchased under this act shall be subject to the requirements of the existing law and regulations of the mint service. Section five provides that so much of the act of February 28, 1878, as requires monthly purchase and coinage of not less than tw'o million nor more than four million dollars worth of silver bullion be repealed. Section six provides that whenever the market price for silver, as determined in pursuance of section one, is one dollar for 371.25 grains of pure silver it may be lawful for the owner of any silver bullion to deposit the same at any coinage mint in the United States to be coined into standard silver dollars for his benefit as provided in the act of January 18, 1837. Section seven provides that upon the passage of the act the balances standing w ith the treasurer is the credit of national banks for deposits to redeem circulating notes and all deposits thereafter received for a like purpose shall be covered into the treasury as miscellaneous receipts and the treasurer shall redeem from the general cash the circulating notes of the bank which may come into his possession, subject to redemption, upon the certificate of the comptroller of the eurency; if such notes be destroyed and no newr ones issued in their place reimbursement of the amount may be made to the treasurer from the appropriation hereby created to be known as the “national bank notes redemption account.” but this provision shal not apply to deposits received under section three of the act of June 20, 1874, requiring national banks to keep with the treasurer a sum equal to five per cent of its circulation to be held and used for the redemption of circulating notes, and the balance remaining of deposits so covered shall, at the close of each month, be reported on the monthly public debt statement as debt bearing no interest. Section eighth provides the act shall take effect thirty days after its passage. Mr. McComas moved to add to section sixth “that tin* purchase of silver bullion be suspended while it is being so deposited for coinage.” Mr. Taylor, of Illinois, offered an imcndment to the original bill providing if the amount of silver bullion received is less than $2,000,000 in any one month the secretary of the treasury shall make ti)) the deficiency in the next month. Mr. O'Donnell, of Michigan, moved to imend the amendment bv making the inurn ut $3,000,000. This exhausted all the amendments which could be offered under the rules md although Bland demanded recognition he w as ignored by the speaker. Mr. Conger, of Iowa, said the bill before the house was not entirely satisfactory to himself, but it was a bill the majority believed would greatly improve the present status and make a long stride iii the direction the government ought to go. lie believed in silver and that the ountry should have free coinage at a fixed ratio at the earliest possible day, but it should be reached under a safe and permanent condition. This bill was a long step toward free coinage. He spoke of the lobby maintained by the mine own-rs demanding free coinage of silver immediately. This was not in the interest of bimetalism, butin the interest of a single silver standard which would Mex-mize this country. Mr. Williams, of Illinois, spoke in favor of the free coinage of silver. He had no doubt the eorn-luirners of Kansas who wen' in favor of the free coinage of ilver. w ould rather ask aid of the democratic votes than this unsound measure. frosh from the hands of the republican caucus. He had some curiosity to see w hether these members on the other side who represented the eonstituteneies in favor of free coinage had a greater dent ion for their people than for the secretary of tho treasury, and his administration. Mr. Taylor, of Illinois, spoke in favor of the bill and Lanham, of Texas, opposed it. Pending further debate, the house adjourned. THE TARIFF BILL. Tin ily Finance Commute Overwhelmed Many Interested People. Washington. June 5.—The opening of the doors by the senate finance committee to importers yesterday has had the effect of bringing down upon the committee hosts of people interested in the tariff bill who desire to make statements. In consequence of the demand of this class the committee made no progress this a. iii. on the consideration of the schedule side of the bill—Moon. of the firm of Washburn *Sr Moon. of Worcester, Mass., was before the committee for a short time advocating free steel and a revision of the duty on wire, a reduction on some grades and an increase on others. A tremendous pressure is being brought to bear upon the committee to secure change of the paragraph fixing the duty on leaf tobacco suitable for cigar wrappers at $2.00 a pound if not stemmed and $2.75 per pound stemmed. The Report Adopted. | Washington, June 0.—Representative Mills to-day submitted to the house the committee on Pacific railroad report which he had been instructed to prepare in favor or the bill previously agreed upon to refund the government indebtedness of the Union and Central Pacific railroad companies. The report was adopted by the committee. The World's Fair. Washington, June 5. — Secretary Blaine has notified the world's fair commissioners that the first meeting will be held at the Grand Pacific hotel in Chicago on the 26th of June for the purpose of organization, etc. Postmaster at Minneapolis. Washington, June 5.—The president to-day nominated William D. Hale as postmaster at Minneapolis. Carpenters, builders, laborers, and all mechanics, who are particularly liable to cuts, bruises, wounds, sprains, overstraining, etc., should always have close at hand a bottle or Pond’s Extract. Its beneficial result is almost always instantaneous. No remedy is equal to it. Rut great care must be taken that Pond’s Extract is obtained and not any cheap and ^    worthless imitation. See landscape trade- Conger | mark on buff wrapper. OFFICIALS IS A WRECK. Rumors of a Terrible Railroad Accident in West Virginia. A Special Train Carrying B. & O. Officials Goes Through a Trestle—Cater Reports Say No One Was Fatally Injured. Wheeling/W. Va., June G.—A report reached here late tonight that a special train with Baltimore and Ohio officials went through a trestle between here and Parkersburg, A wrecking train left for the scene with an Associated Press reporter on board. Details will be late. Later—The wreck occurred near Clarington station, on the Ohio river road, a car jumping the track and going down twenty feet over the trestle. Several of the occupants of the car, all Baltimore and Ohio officials were seriously, but not fatally injured. It is a miriele that no one was killed outright. REPORTS FROM STORMS. Great Damage Done to Railroads and Farms in the Northwest. St. Paul, June 0.—Reports of damage from the storm Wednesday are now coming in from various parts of the northwest. In general the rain was a benefit, but the wind that accompanied it in some places and the washouts and floods that resulted from it in others have caused a good many thousand of dollars loss to railroads, farms aud towns. The damage at Red Wing, Minn., is very heavy, many dwellings ruined and families forced to vacate. In Belle Creek Valley all the tracks of the * Minnesota and St Louis and the Cannon Valley division of the Milwaukee railways are destroyed. The cattle pastured on the bottoms are reported drowned. Iii some places the tracks are buried fifteen feet under earth. The Duluth, Red Wing arid Southern tracks between here and Zum-brota were washed away and iii many places the wires are down, and nothing very definite can now’ be learned. At Hay Creek, two mill dams bursted sweeping away a large portion of the track and station house. Around Leeroy, Minnesota, the storm was like a cyclone, and the damage was great. Chester, Iowm. suffered from this storm, which formed near the southeast corner of Oakland township, in Howard county. It demolished a school house, injuring the teacher and several children—one fatality. The report telegraphed from Sioux Falls to-day that lightning struck the Blissman school house, twelve miles southeast of Flandreau. killing sixteen children, was incorrect. The lightning did strike the building and the shock stunned the children, but none were seriously hurt. The Nebraska Cyclone. York, Neb.. June 5.—The fatalities at Bradshaw' now reach fifteen. The wounded have been removed to other towns or iii the country. The list of losses will reach $250,000. Of three hundred stricken households it is estimated not ten per cent will be able to erect roofs over their heads. DEATH BY BURNING OIL. Disastrous Explosion in a Tank Steamer at Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pa., June 5.—This afternoon an explosion occurred in the tank steamer Hails and Kurt, lying at the Atlantic Oil Relining company's dock, Point Breeze. The vessel was ruined and eight hundred thousand gallons of oil together with considerable house property was destroyed by the tire, which resulted from the explosion. Joseph II. Quinn, a shipping clerk, was covered with burning oil and died in a short time. Thirteen other men were burned, of whom three may die. The damage amounts to $150,000. BOLD PLOTTERS UNMASKED. New Facts Corning to Eight About a Proposed Filibustering Expedition. San Francisco. June 5.—A Chronicle special from San Diego says the investigation being made into the proposed filibustering expedition against Lower California continues to reveal startling facts, and a new phase is now put upon the affair. From evidence furnished by agents of the Mexican Land and Colonization company it appears that the president of the company had in view’ a plan to annex the peninsula to the British empire by pursuing the same policy that was followed by the East India company when Great Britain acquired possessions in Asia. It was designed to colonize Lower California, secure concessions from the Mexican government and then provoke strife and foment dissensions. English capital and interests would then bo jeopardized and the intervention of the mother country was to be invoked. Proof of this statement of the agents of the company is substantiated by documentary evidence that has been secured. Major Scott, manager of the company, supposed that after a republic had been established the United States government would join xvi th the Mexican government in suppressing an invasion, then Great Britain would be appealed to to protect the interests of subjects and would establish a protectorate over the peninsula. This much may be proven by correspondence over his oxvn signature. It all goes to show that Major Scott was only using the American conspirators. Smith, Merrill. Worthington and others, to give the plot the appearance of being an American movement. TOOK THE CHURCH FUNDS. The Treasurer of a Galesburg Church is Short in His Accounts. Galesburg, 111., June 4.—Great Surprise was caused here by reports that James M. Colville, treasurer of the Presbyterian church of this city and ex-city treasurer, had embezzled nearly $1,500 of the funds of the church. The auditing committee of the church verifies the report. The committee for months tried to have Mr. Colville produce the books that they might go over them. He put them' off. Two weeks ago he claimed that he had lost the account-book for 1889. By examining some of his books for three years previous the committee ascertained that for each year there was a deficit. When confronted with the evidence Mr. Colville at first claimed that there was a mistake, but the facts being too strong he finally broke doxvn and confessed that he had for three years been appropriating church money for his own use. He admitted having buried up the missing book. To secure the church against loss his wife gave a mortgage on their residence property. Mr. Colville stood high here and was one of the prominent men in his churce. He left the city Monday and is saido t be in Chicago. BLACK TO WHITE. oughly as it goes along and leaves no flecks, spots or blotches of black behind. Mrs. Watson also said that her feet had turned color almost to the same extent as j her hands and that other portions of her body were being similarly affected. Eighteen physicians of Missouri andloxva, Mrs. Watson said, pronounced it the most remarkable thing they had ever witnessed. CRAZED BY RELIGION. THE SEEDS OF IRELAND. Alexander Douglas, a Pentecost Preacher of Hindsboro, Adjudged Insane. Tuscola. 111., June 5.—Alexander Douglas, a Pentecost preacher of Hindsboro, became violently crazy over religion and was yesterday adjudged insane and sent to the asylum. He had fasted for ten days and utterly refused to take sustenance during that time. Douglas is the third man sent from this county within the last year that was affected with this peculiar religion. Only a few nights ago Mrs. Samuel D. Schwarts, of Philo, became insane while attending the Pentecost meeting there and created much excitement by holding her babe aloft and offering to sacrifice it to the Lord. A FIGHT WITH A TRAMP. A Colored Woman’s Stein Changes Color. Omaha, Neb., June 5.—There came to this city Monday a colored woman, black as the ace of spades, whose skin is gradually turning to a snowy, though by no means leprous-like whiteness. Her name is Mrs. Annie Watson. The peculiarity lies in the fact that her hands and wrists and a circle half an inch wide about each eye are white. She said that she was born in Missouri, and that both of her parents were black. The strange change began about six years ago and has been continuing ever since. As her skin whitens it becomes a trifle smoother and less inclined to wrinkle. These last peculiarities are noticeable particularly on the backs of her hands. The whitening process as far as it has now progressed does its work thor- Mr. John Logan, of Gladstone, Illinois,Has Trouble With a Ouarrelsouie Workman. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Carman, 111.. June 5.—Mr. John Logan, a farmer living in the vicinity of loadstone, had a portion of unprofitable experience with a hired hand yesterday. In the morning of that day a tramp approached him asking for employment.and as Mr. Logan was running a corn sheller and needed hands, made a bargain with him providing both parties were suited at the end of the day's work. During the morning hours’ work lie bowed signs of being a quarrelsome fellow, but Mr. Logan said nothing and all went to dinner. Mr. tramp ate very fast and heartily, getting through first. A few words were passed concerning the afternoon's work, when suddenly the tramp seized a tumbler and threw it at one of the hands at the table and then upset the table and contents on the floor. A little xvar ensued which resulted in Mr. tramp being forcibly ejected to the yard by Mr. Logan and three other hands, demanding the cause of the offense. He, not being versatile iii a pleasant xvay, was soundly thrashed and kicked on his way tramping for a land of unrestrained devilishness. CHALLENGED TO DUEL. Trouble Between Two Assistant District Attorneys of New York. New York, June 5.—There has been trouble for a short time past between Colonel Dawson and ex-Judge Gunning S. Bedford, assistant district attorneys, over the way in which Bedford conducted the trial of the Italian murderer, Campoboso, who was acquitted. The matter culminated to-day in Dawson sending a challenge to Bedford to fight a duel. Bedford paid no attention to the challenge and this drox’e Dawson almost to desperation. An application was made to Judge Fitzgerald for a warrant for the arrest of Dawson on the charge of sending a challenge to fight a duel. The court reserved its decision. A DESTRUCTIVE SAND STORM. Much Damage Done to Growing Crops Near Carman, Illinois. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Carman, 111., June 5.—It has been many years since Carman and vicinity has had such a “sand storm'’ as to-day. The clouds of sand have been thick and heavy all day, driving all to their homes, while the fields in the bottom lands here that were “checker-board” like xvitli growing april yesterday can hardly be seen today. It is certain many fields xviii be damaged. Cliauncy YI. Depew in Chicago. Chicago. June 5.—An audience of probably five thousand persons gathered at the auditorium to-night to listen to a speech by C. M. De pc w, New York's noted orator, on the world's fair, the occasion being the annual address of the. Press Club. The speech, which xvas interesting and punctuated xvith witty points, xvas greeted with great applause by the audience. The orator urged that every effort be made by the people of the country to make the coming exposition a trreat national success. The Tilden Will Case. New York, June 5.—Judge Beach has signed the finding in the Tilden xviii case, xvhich declared the bequest to the Tilden trust illegal and void, and gives judgment in favor of Geo. H. Tilden, the plaintiff. The judge directs the executors to account for the residuary estate and distribute it among the plaintiffs aud other heirs. Buckling Arnica Salve. The best salve in the xvorld for cuts bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale at Henry’s drug store. Dillon and Gladstone Exchange Views on the Situation. first. Gregg second, Gussie C third: time. 2:26 ^ Third Race—Free for all pace. $590: Fred Arthnr first. Greedy Harry second: Bessemer third: time. 2:14*. . IHE RECKLESS WIND. Perry Anderson's Mission—He Will Reopen the Discussion—Amaut* Playing Into Russia’s Hands—General Foreign Notes. London, June 5.—While nine-tenths of the members of the house of commons xvere xvitnessing the Derby yesterday. John Dillon and Mr. Gladstone were engaged in an exchange of view’s on the Irish situation at jHaxvaarden Castle. It was Mr. Dillon's first visit to the ex-premier, xvhodrexv his visitor into a long conversation touching the changes xvhich had taken place in Ireland in recent years and the causes thereof. Mr. Dillon expressed the opinion that the Irish people who were now radical had been mostly tories until 1867. xvhen the tide of radicalism set in. Mr. Gladstone inquired of Mr. Dillon as to the general political opinions of the people of Ireland outside of the question of home rule and displayed a surprising degree of anxiety for specific information on that point in his manner of putting his questions. Perry Anderson, w ho recently xvent to Berlin Ona special mission for Lord Salisbury in connection xvith African matters and returned unsuccessful, has again taken his departure for Berlin. It is understood that he xviii reopen the African discussion on Saturday and endeavor to arrive at a definite agreement in regard to tim respective claims of England and Germany in Africa, in xvhich effort he xviii be assisted by Sir William McKinnon, chairman of the Emin relief commission, and Sir Frrncis De Winton, president of the British East Africa company. The Arnauts, a tribe of Musselman fanatics in Albania, have played into Russia's hands by making an eruption inta Servia and committing horrible outrages. including murder, pillage and violation of xvomen. They killed and xvounded fifty Servians. These fantatics. who are not Turks, but descendants of Albanian christian renegades, are under Ottoman rule but defy the authorities at Constantinople at pleasure. The Russian party is noxv in the ascendant in Servia, and if the porte. as is very probable, should be unable to punish the guilty parties the affair xviii be made a pretext for demanding concessions of Turkey that whether granted or not. xvould serve Russia’s ends. The delay in the action of the United States regarding the imposition of imposition of import duties in the Congo Free State gives the tory papers here an opportunity to grossly misrepresent the xvhole scheme. They xvrite of this device to enlarge the British Empire and enable King Leopold, of Belgium, to repay Maximilian's widoxv the money he has squandered, as if the only object xvere the suppression of the slave trade. If America's consent be not given, they say, the conference xviii have labored in vain, and Congo xviii be unable to enforce the anti-slavery measure decided on by the powers. This is the British xvay of talking of gobbling up a million square miles of territory. Txvo cattle drovers from America. Gallagher, of New York, and Wallis, of Boston, became iiivolx'ed in a quarrel iii an East End resort last night and finally agreed to settle the dispute with the xveapons with which they xvere provided. These xveapons were razors, xvith which the enraged men cut and slashed one another in a frightful manner, while the excited spectators, of the loxvest standard of morality, encouraged them with shouts of approval as one or the other would inflict a particularly severe cut upon his adversary. The fight ended in a draxv, both men being too weak from loss of blood to continue. Their xvounds are very serious and may prove fatal. Iowa City Races. Iowa City. June 5.—In the txxo thirty-seven trotting race for five hundred dollars. Bethel, owned by Knee bs of Sioux City, took the race in three heats. Lobaseo. of Burlington, second: best time, 2:32. In the ixvo thirty-five pacing: Abdal-lah won three straight heats: time. 2:20. RAILROAD MATTERS. Trouble Brewing: Among the Western Roads Over the Restoration of Passenger Rates. Chicago, June 5.—The Jon cmd this afternoon says there is more trouble brewing among the western roads over the restoration of the passenger rates on June 9th. The Chicago and Alton and several other roads assert that the Chicago. Burlington and Quincy agent at Kansas City has sold 500 tickets in a bunch front Kansas City to St. Louis at $2 each less commissions. The Burlington. it is said, acknowledges having made the sale, but says the tickets were made to a real estate firm for an excursion.    The- Journal states that the rates will probably not be restored until the fifteenth of June, xvhen these tickets expire, unless the Burlington buys up and restores them. General Passenger Agent Eustis has offered $1,000 for any of these tickets that can be secured out of proper hands. IL' says they were issued to a real estate dealer xvho was booming a nexv subdivision and his advertisement is printed on their back. They expire June I!. Much Damage Reported From Its Pranks in Iowa and Elsewhere ostensibly wilh the intention of taking a nap. Several hours later his wife found his body hanging by the neck, life extinct. It is supposed he was insane. Heavy Gales at Davenport—A Sand Storm at Carman. Illinois—Serious Reports From Receut Storms in the Northwest. The Northwestern’s Semi-Annual Dividend. New York. June 5.—The directors of tin' Chicago and Northxvestern Railroad company to-day declared the regular semi-annual dividend of three per cent common stock and the regular quarterly dividend of one and three-quarter per (•('lit on th*' preferred. A CYCLONE’S FREAK. Shot His Brother. Ossian, June 5.—While txvo brothers named Cornell, sons of A. P. Cornell, living between Ossian and Castalia, xvere shooting rats with a breech-loading rifle Tuesday morning, the elder brother discharged the gun accidentally, the entire charge entering the brain of the younger brother, xvho is still ali\*e, but not expected to recover. To Dispel Colds, Headaches and Fevers, to cleanse the system effectually, yet gently, when costive or bilious, or when the blood is impure or sluggish, to permanently cure habitual constipation, to awaken the kidneys and lix’er to a healthy activity,without irritating or weakening them, use Syrup of Figs. Instantly Killed. Knoxville, June 5.—Thomas Barrett, an old and respected citizen of this place, xvas instantly killed Tuesday evening at 5:30. one mile and a half from Swan, by the falling of a pile from a bridge. The large timber fell across his back, breaking the spine. Nominees Inclinable. Birmingham, Ala., June 5.—Txxo of the nominees of the republican state convention, which met at Montgomery Wednesday, are ineligable under the constitution of Alama on the ground of the length of their residence in the state. MINOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS. ♦ - Swiss National Council Adopts the The System of State Insurance. London, June 5.—The national council of Switzerland has almost unanimously adopted the principle of state insurance against illness and accident. The duke of Orleans xvas met on hisar-rival at Brussels by the royal carriage, in xvhich he xvas driven to the palace, where he breakfasted with King Leopold. The death is announced of Vicomte de Gontant-Biron, the French statesman. The German farmers have formed a union to protect the small agriculturists against the oppressions of the larger ones. Croehhaus, of Leipsic, lias secured the coveted right* for the publication of the big book Emin Pasha is writting about his life and discoveries in Africa. In Turkestan and other transcaspian provinces a fine yield of cotton has been secured from American seed. A silver lode, yielding 45 per cent of pure metal, lias been discovered in the bed of the River Donetz in southern Rn sia. The leaders of the opposition in the Spanish cones have agreed to give their support to the labor bills. The newly completed railway which connects Lake Lugano, Switzerland, with the summit of Mount Generoso ha* been opened to the public. The shipwrights at Cowes, Isle of wight, who were employed in the vari ohs yacht building yards, xvent on i strike to-day. The construction of sev eral ualuable and important yachts has been suspended pending the result of the strike. The famous panther slayer. M. Bon-bonnell. died at Dijon to-day. Remarkable Escape from Death in a Hurricane’s Funnel. Due evening in the fore part of June, 1862. says the Carthage (111.) Republican, a cyclone passed half a dozen miles northeast of Lexvistown. Illinois. Its track did not exceed a mile in length and perhaps txvo hundred yards in width. Its course xvas through a thickly wooded country, chiefly of white oak. hickory and elm. There xvere but two houses in its pathxvay,—one a one-story brick dwelling solidly built by tin' man xvho oxvned it. Of this house not one brick xvas left upon another, but with fragments of the woodxvork and furniture xvere scattered through an orchard and the xvood and beyond. The trees in the line of the cyclone xvere blown prostrate, or txvisted and splintered into inconceivable shapes. The other dxvoll-ing in the path of the storm xvas a story-and-a-half log house in xvhich dwelt a widow lady whose only son xvas in the xvar. Not a clapboard on this house was disturbed: the stick chimney, even, with its mud balls at the top, xvas intact. But of the fence around that house a solitary post xvith the fragment of a gate hanging to it. xvas only left. All about the house giant trees were rent, riven and prostrate as if by the power of dynamite. Such a scene of destruction one xvould scarcely witness iii a lifetime. That seene the xvriter xvit-nessed a few hours after the cyclone passed, and the fact of the wonderful preservation of the lonely widow and her house xvi* learned on the spot. The lady said she saxv the black cloud rolling and whirling as it came swiftly from the west. A neighboring child had just come to tin' house on some errand. The old lady pulled the child into the house and closed the door. In a moment there was impenetrable darkness, a roar, sin' said. "like a thousand cannons going off at once,” and all xvas over in a moment. Opening the door, the whole face of nature xvas utterly changed. She seemed to stand in a new and unknown world from whence all order and beauty had fled, and wreck and ruin xvere everywhere present. The Providential Hand that shielded the lonely widoxv and her little child visitor—that caused the hiatus in the whirl of the awful storm xvhich spared the humble homo and the lonely lives within—did it by a method that science may never be able to explain. And of such are the innumerable providences that guard the lives and well-being of helpless humanity. —Prescriptions accurately till Price A Wiese's. Davenport, Iowa. June 5.—The •wind began blowing here this morning about nine o'clock xvith a violence and a steadiness that surpassed anything ever noted here before. It kept it up till j late this afternoon. Trees xx ere broken j and small ones bloxvn doxvn. the Mary I Morton of the Diamond .lo line xx as held j all day, having come down from th*' I north early in tile morning on her way to Burlington and St. Louis and other boats xvere held here xvith her. buildings xvere considerably damaged iii several instances, the store of J. IL U. Peterson's Sons and the Crescent Mills losing their tin roofs, one man badly and j others slightly hurt in lumber yards by flying boards, and other incidents oe. curred. During the prevalence the tin* alarm lines dropped across tin* line of the electric street railway and the entire fire alarm system of the city was burned out. so that tin* apparatus xviii have to be replaced. While the department was thus crippled two a fires broke out in the east end of the city, farthest from the ' waterworks. They xvere put out by the department after a hard ight at one of 1 them. Neither of the losses wert' heavy but there were fears for a few moments t of a serious conflagration, as the flames j bore directly in tin* direction of the lum- I ber yards and manufactories. The tele- j phone sen ice among other things suffered greatly. No fatalities are reported. ! During the past txventy-four hours th*' ; river has risen greatly, slioxving heavy rains immediately above here. The ris.-xvas very rapid for a time tin* morning, probably the effect of the wind in backing up the xvater. Tile Wind at Marslialltmi ii. M AKSU AEETOXYN. la.. .lull*' 5. — lh -I port* have been received of a violent ! xvind storm, almost a tornado, in Hardin I county, near Hubbard yesterday. Scv-| eral farm houses and out buildings were demolished and considerable li\e stock killed. All human beings escaped mira-euously xvith slight bruises. THE DES MOINES LAND CASE. Argument Closed anil the XIatter Taken I nder Advisement. Ft. Dodge, la. .lune 5.—The trial of the river land ease xvas completed this afternoon. Benton J. Hall, of Chicago, closing for th*' land company. Hall admitted all th** allegations of fraud, etc., charged against the company, but argued there xvas still no case. Attorney General Stone argued that tho original contract was fraudulent. .Judge Shims took th*' case under advisement ami xviii file a written opinion after the court adjourns. Th*' opinion among the attorneys is that tIi** government and settlers ar** beaten. Th** case xviii go to the United States supreme court, whatever the decision of Judge Shims max bo. A. O. II. Convention Elects Officers. Sioux City. June 5.—The state convention of the Ancient Order of Hi-bernians closed the bi-annual meeting today. Officers elected for the coming two years are:    State    delegate.    P.    ll. Wolfe. of Dewitt; state secretary. John I*. Howard, of Des Moines; state treasurer, I). M. Reynolds, of Bray ton. Des Moines was selected as the next place of meeting. The Des Mo.ties :\u<l Ft. Dodge Railway. Di s Moines. June 5.—The TVs Moines and Fort Dodge railroad to-day elected th** folloxviug officers: C. N. Gilmore. president: A. R. Flower, vice-president: J. Given, secretary, and W. G. Purdy, treasurer: Robt. Mather. Goo. W. Cable and J. T. Phillips, directors. FAIRFIELD’S COMMENCEMENT. Farson. Successful at A Platform Adopted. Montgomery, Ala., June 5.—Before adjourning last night, the Republican State convention adopted a platform endorsing the administration of President Harrison and declaring in favor of pro-tectixe tariff and an increase in the coinage of silver. The Burlington Route (St. L., K. A N. W. R. R.) to Kansas City. For Kansas City, St. Joseph and local points on the H. & St. J. R. R.. take the St. L., K. & N. W. R. R., which runs through Pullman sleeping and chair cars from Burlington to Quincy, making connection there with the C., B. <fc Q. “Eli,” a solid vestibuled train direct to St. Joseph, Atchison and Kansas City. Pullman palace sleeping cars and free reclining chair cars. For full particulars apply to A. B. Cleghorn, ticket agent, Union depot, Burlington, Iowa.___ Thomas B. Reed Renominated. Portland, Me., Jude 5.—The republicans of the first district this afternoon renominated Thomas B. Reed for congress by acclamation. Sleeplessness, nervous prostration, nervous dyspepsia, dullness, blues cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drug store. Mrs. Langtry III. London, June 5.—Mrs. Langtry, the actress, is suffering from a severe attack of pleurisy. _ Chancellor Caprivi Hurt. Berlin, June 5.—While riding to-day, Chancellor Yon Caprivi was thrown from his horse and slightly hurt. GALESBURG JOINS THE I. I. A ^Secret Meeting in Monmouth—Sterling Dropped. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Monmouth. 111., June 5.—The officials of the Illinois-Iowa League held a secret meeting in this city last evening at which some very important business was transacted. Although an attempt has been made to keep the proceedings from the public for the present it has leaked out that the most important thing done xvas the substituting of Galesburg for Sterling. The several directors here have been pumped but nothing further than the above statement could be ascertained. They say. however, that the particulars will be given out in a day or so. by which time the arrangement for the transfer of Sterling's franchise and possibly some of her players together with the details in regard to the price paid for the out-going club's franchise will become known. Til sit Gale. Th** fierce and long continued gal** which blew from all points of th*- compass at on*- and th** same tim*- yesterday was the most sever** ever known her**, even the memory of the oldest inhabitant runneth not to the contrary. Th** dust xvas taken tip in clouds and driven pitilessly into the eyes, mouths and noses of pedestrians and even int*) tight ly closed apartments. And. a* on** victim expressed it. when it had bloxvn all the dust away it began to blow macadam, paving bricks and granite blocks. Shade trees suffered severely in all parts of tin* city and broken branches wore th** rule everywhere. Garden shrubbery and particularly the roses, now in full bloom, were whipped about unmercifully and have lost much of their freshness and beauty in consequence. No damage of a very serious character has been reported so far, though the iron fence at the residence of Mr. T. W. Bar-hydt was broken down by the fall of a large shade tree. Fruit trees suffered considerably man trees being blown down and broken, while in cases where the trees remained intact the yet green fruit was whipped from the branches. As stated elsewhere tl^g efficiency of the telephone lines xvas se *:ously impaired, owing to the crossing of the wires. June is respectfully reminded that she is the month of roses and not of monsoons. Change of life, backache, monthly irregularities, hot flashes, are cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Free samples at J. H. Witte's drug store COOL BURGLARS. Thieves Make a Rich Haul at Ladora, Tuesday Night. [Special to The Hawk-EyeJ Ladora, la.. June 5.—Three audacious burglars made a rich haul at tin* place Tuesday. The principal place entered was the general store and postoffice kept by S. W. Daniels, who also carries a line of watches and jewelry. The clerk, who slept iii th** rear of th** store, was awakened by til** three masked men and commanded I** hold hi* peace if In* valued his life. Then tin* cool fellows proceeded to fill up a sack with till the watches and jewelry they could find. They worked leisurely, occupying about three hours in making their selections of plunder. Their surveillance of the clerk after the tirst intimidation was of rather a careless order, they allowing him to get. up and dress and go about the back part of the store. Daniels’ lo** is prop-ably $500. A number of other stores were entered and various sums of money secured. But slight clues to th** bold plunderers have yet b*-<-n found, but there is a very general belief that the cracksmen ar** not only amateurs, but that Hun ar*- local characters. DAMAGES FOR A BLACK EYE. A Dubuque Willow Sues Tho ma* I inn for I 0,000 for Striking lier. Di nt qi'E, Iowa. June r>.—Thomas Finn is a wealthy retire*! merchant, with a venerable appearance and an uncontrollable temper. Mrs. Smith isa buxom widow whose temper is of the same brand as Mr. Finn's. Mr. Finn arid Mrs. Smith had an argument over money matters about a month ago. and as a result Mrs. Smith took home a black eye. She afterward had Mr. Finn arrested and fined in a justice court for assault and battery. Then sh*- brought suit in the district court for $10,000 damages. Th*-case is now on trial. Mrs. Smith i* accompanied in th*- court room by her txvo daughters, who ar*- beautiful young ladies. The case is creating a gn at sensation. Collage Clos*** it School Year. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] I viRFiED. June 5.—The commencement exercises of Parsons* college closed last evening. The prize in declamation in the second year preparation was awarded to Mr. Charles Bandy, and the prize in oratory of th*' third year was won bx Miss Main, of Albia. Tin* junior prize of $.50 for the best prepared aud best delivered oration fell to the lot of William Carter, of Streator. Illinois. and s. I), Riniker, of Libertyville, carried of tho $25.00 prize in declamation. In all tin* contests there was a deep interest manifested. The commencement concert, under the direction of Mr. A. Rommel, xvas a decided success. Those taking part were the college quarettc: Mi** McFarland, of Mt. Pleasant, who pleased the audience very much: Misses Wells and Bright. pianists*, two of Mr. Rommel's pupils. who ar** evidently quite talented; and last. but not l*-a*t. llans Albert. Almost unanimous wa* th** sentiment that it was otic of tin* best concerts til*' Fairfield people had heard for some tim*'. Th** commencement exercises proper xvere opened with prayer by Dr. Craig, president of th*' hoard. There were five chosen to represent tin* class, and th*' following is th** program: Th** I ti DL- in Literature ........(J. V. Dickey Kceliiseness of Stint.................S. C. Irving Tile Unity ami Diversity of Law  ii. Love The Power of Dogma.............Inn. M. Lynn Morality in National Life........O. R. Patrick The orations were interspersed w ith I music by the B. ll. A. orchestra. After th*' orations were given, the i president, Dr. Smith, called th** roll of ! th** class for th** last time, and each one. a'- his name was called, presented himself on the rostrum. Th** roll being completed. tin* Doctor, with a few titling remark*. presented the class with their diplomas. Among those present from Burlington j xvere \\. E. Blake. Esq., Dr. J. C. Me-Clintoek ami **»n Will. and Win. Lynn and family. HAWK EYE GLANCES. A Landmark (Ione.—A handsome cucumber tree, planted over thirty years j ag** by th** late Hon. John Ii. Needham, I at Osceola, blew down Tuesday during j th** storm. An low \ Poet. j privately printed i garded by critic tIn* work of William f*-***r of history in th* of Iowa. Ax .Esthetic Tramp.—An aesthetic tramp entered the residence of S. M. Hummel, at Waterloo, the other day. got away with a big cake and a pail of milk and left a bunch of water lilies in return for t In* favor. Poisoned ny Canned Corn.— Mr. E IL Osborne a traveling man from St. at the Burley House 'I'll** poem “Eleusis,” in Chicago, and re-s as especially fine, is R. Perkins, prostate University SIC is supposed to be from (‘ating canned dinner at t he Grand Ile is in a critical THE MASONS. The Defertfe«l-- j [ J To-day. A Great Game Don't miss it. Cement* Kite Members Officer* Elected. [Special to Tin- Hawk-Eye. Ottumwa, la.. June 5.—The Grand Lodge adjourned to-day to meet next year at Cedar Rapid*. The following officers were elected:    .las.    G.    (ramble, grand master:    R. G. Phelps, senior warden: W. I. Irvine Parvin, secretary. At yesterday’s session it took whole day and evening of hot discus to settle the Cern eau question in Iowa Masonic Grand Lodge. By a treasurer: T. S. the -ion the (mall majority the report of the committee on jurisprudence xvas adopted providing amendments to the code to enforce the legislation of the last session again-t the Cerneau Masons of Iowa. This in effect expels OOO prominent Masons, ([rand Master Gamble was re-elected. HORSES DIE OF HYDROPHOBIA. THE TURF. Great Terre Haute Enthusiasm at the - Races. Terre Haute, June 5.—The enthusiasm of the vast crowd at the races today was awakened at the first heat of the 2:40 trot by the great performance of the four-year-old son of Jersey W Ukes. and was kept at fever heat by Fred Arthur's three great heats, which stand today the fastest three heats in harness over any track this year. The great pole team, Reine and Betsy Brown, driven by Doble. went to the half mile record of l:09X- Starting at the half mile pole they trotted the first quarter in the marvelously fast time of 32]^ seconds. The half mile was done in 1:07. Second Race—2:40 trot, $500; Hussar Not a Water Company Meeting. The Hawk-Eye wa* misinformed in it* item yesterday regarding a meeting of the Burlington Water company at Keokuk on Wednesday. There wa> no meeting of that character. Messrs. Jno. T. Remey and Charles W. Rand w ho went to Keokuk on that day were in attendance upon a meeting of the "Cycloidal Engine and Pum prom pan y,” in which they are stockholder* and whose factory is located at Keokuk, and which, by the way, ought to be planted in Burlington. } have been affected by rabic The cycloidal pump is a valuable invention and its manufacture is destined to develope into a big industry, giving employment to hundreds of men. The water company and its interests in no wise concerned the meeting and were not up for consideration. We make this statement to correct the erroneous impressions which some of our citizens drew from the item in question. A Strange Malady Take* Off Valuable Animal* at Webster City. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Wrester City. la.. June 5.—There is much concern in this vicinity over the strange death of valuable animal*. J. H. Yunclas, who resides a few miles west of town, ha- lost four valuable young horses during the past month, from -erne malignant blood dLease. State "Veterinary .Surgeon Stalker arrived in the city yesterday to make an examination, and we understand he pronounced the disease hydrophobia. One of the horses was bitten some time ago by a dog. -upposed to POISONED BY MILK. —The Figurer—Burdette Company. Excursion Tickets To Denver via C., B. A Q. Good going June SI and 22 and good returning after June 27 till thirty days from* date <5f sale. One regular first class fare for round trip. Account Travelers’ Protective association convention.____ —Letter Heads—Burdette Company. —Buy your tea from O. Lorenz and be happy. 409 Jefferson street. —rPorsen Register—Burdette Company, A Number of Waterloo Families Dangerously 111. Waterloo, June 5.—A number of families in this city have recently been taken suddenly very -ick with symptoms of poisoning, followed rapidly by stupor. There have been no fatal cases, though in several death was narrowly escaped. The physicians ascribe the sickness to poisoned with tyrotoxicon, the newly discovered poison from decomposed milk. It is beliexed that the recent hot weather caused this poison to become active. BY HIS OWN HAND. Suicide of an Iowa Falls Man by Hanging. Iowa Falls, June 5.—Christ Johnson, an ex-employe of the Burlington road, committed suicide by hanging Tuesday. He retired to his bed-room louis, is very iii BH!*- Blaine. It caused by poison corn. 11** says lie at* Hotel, <'<-dar Rapid-<•* md it ion. Census Em xiehators Decline.—Two of th** census enumerators in Black Hawk county have refused to perform the <1 ii tics of th** office. They ar** J. I, Carr. appointed for Waterloo township outside th*- city, and W. VV. McClnng of Orang** township. They claim that they could not earn wages doing til** work iii th*- way it i* required t*> Im* done. They also claim that Supervisor Reed did not inform them of their duties until less than a week before June J. They then r«-fu*e*l to take the oath and declined th** positions. At last reports no new enumerator* have been appointed for Th** township in question. INVESTING IN BURLINGTON. One of Hurling!on'* I’roMpcroiiM Manufacturing Concern* \t tract* Lantern Cap-italint*. A deal of a private nature waseonsum-mat* *1 a fexv day' ago. whereby a major-I ity of th*- *to»-k of th*; Buffington Wheel I Co., of this city, is acquired by the Na-j tional Wheel Clo., of Chicago. Gentlemen representing that company have been in th*- city looking over the property and making estimates for future enlargement. The gentlemen rep-i r* '‘-ut all til*- capital that could be de-i *ir*-d. and they propose to increase the I output of the factory to three times its resent amount. An increase in th*; product in that ratio means a large Increase in the working force and whatever tend* to provide remunerative labor for workingmen tends to the advantage of Burlington. No stronger evidence of the innate excellence and advantage* of Burlington is wanted than is shown by this very deal. Nothing more forcibly emphasizes a town’s claim* to superiority than the fact that foreign capital is seeking investment therein. Burlington man* ufacturers are almost uniformly successful and outside parti*:* are begging to recognize our manifold and tempting points of superiority. The new deal, of necessity, makes some chang* * in the directory of the company —Mr. IL G. Old* becomes president while Mr. VV. G. Mercer is retained as general manager at a flattering salary. Platt’* Chloride** Frequently Used will^revent much sickness. —Good hall will be put up to-day. See it. At the Court Hood*-. In the district court a decree of divorce was granted to Ii. Dankwardton hi* cross bill against his wife, M. J. Dankwardt. who fir-t instituted proceeding- for a divorce against her husband. The matter of the application of parties for an injunction against the lessors, lessees, builder*, etc., of the livery stable on Fourth street—formerly the People's opera bons*—came up before Judge Phelps yesterday on the demurrer of the defendants to the petition of plaintiffs. The demurrer sets up the defense that a livery *table is not per se a nuisance and action could be brought only when it could be proven that the stable as conducted was a nuisance. The court took the matter under advisement. In the Recorders office the article* of incorporation of the Iowa New Era gas suppliance company were filed for record. The company is .stocked for $5000 with provisions for increasing I SIO,(KH). J. W. Gilbert is Resident, _ H. Wyman is treasurer. C. W. secretary and A. IL Hawkins gen_ manager.    w The board of supervisors visited poor farm and found everything in .-client condition. Inmates well e* for and stock and crop prospects gcc^ Bcec* barn’s Pills act like magic on* . stomach. _________ —Stereotyping—Burdette Com ;

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