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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - June 14, 1890, Burlington, Iowa BURLINGTON, IOWA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1890 THEY POT OOT FIRES, (PRICE: 15 CERTS PER WEEKESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.) for protection from the city police, but they told him to skip. After going to George Mc Gavin's, where he was working, he was brought to town and is being cared for by the G. A. R., of which lie was a member. His condition is critical, his injuries being of an exceedingly serious character, it being asserted that Snowden used brass knuckles. Archer denies the whole story. When the officer went to arrest Snowden it was learned that he had left town that nighLwbether temporarily or to escape arrest is not known. Thievish Tramps. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Bloomfield. la.. June 13.—Bloomfield has for the past week been greatly disturbed by tramps or professional thieves who have done considerable pilfering In various parts of the town. Night before last the house of Mr. Warrington, the South Side hardware merchant, wk broken into and his pockets were robbed of about $25. The same night Bap Hardy’s house was broken into hut nothing was missed. This morning another tramp was taken into custody but nothing being proven against hi®, wras released. Keokuk's New Bank. Keokuk, June 13.—Articles of incorporation for the Central Savings bank, with a capital stock of $50,000. This institution was organized to-night, and the first board of directors is composed of Col. H. C. Miller, William Logan, J. C. Weaver, James McNamara, J. F, Kie-dasch. The new corporation will be a ‘‘dime” savings’bank.    WWHISKY MEN JUBILANT. An Ohio Judge Decides an Original Package Case in Their Favor. Pittsburg, June 13.—A sensation was created in this section of Pennsylvania to-day by the decision of an Armstrong county judge in an original package case. A short time ago Charles Silverman opened an original package store in Leechburg, a local prohibition town. He acted as agent for a Cincinnati brewing company and disposed of a large quantity of beer. He was promptly arrested and the trial came off before Judge Rayburn, at Kattaning. today. The temperance people asserted that Silverman had violated the law by selling liquor without a license, also that he sold to minors and men of intemperate | habits. Silverman, who had sold only in kegs, half barrels and barrels set up the original package decision in defense, and proved he had not sold to miners. J udge Rayburn in his charge to the jury refused to consider the evidence in regard to the violation of local prohibition law.saying the question for the jury to decide w as whether the package were the identical and unbroken packages shipped from Ohio. If so, then Silvermen had a right to make sales according to the supreme court decision. If found guilty of selling to minors and intemperate men, that offense would come under the state police regulations, for while the state might not prohibit the sale of original packages it could protect its citizens. The jury acquitted Silverman of the charge of selling without a license and to miners but found him guilty of selling to persons of known intemperate habits. The liquor people, I who have been in a hopeless minority in Armstrong county, are jubilant and say the original packages can now flood every town in the state, and high license paid by local dealers is practically money thrown away. WRECKS ON THE RAIL. waiting to welcome the American riflemen of German birth, who are to take part in the grand shooting match which is to be held at Pankow in July. Mr. Schneider thanked the deputations for the welcome. The Americans then gave hearty cheers for the German riflemen. A Serious Explosion. Berlin. June 13.—A serious explosion occurred in a powder factory at Spandau to-day. One hundred and eighty men were buried in the ruins but all escaped with slight injuries. Graduation Exercises at Bloomfield. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Bloomfield. Iowa. June 13.—The music night of the normal commencement was given on Wednesday evening. There was but one graduate, Miss Emma McAtee. The grogram was beyond a question the best musical recital ever given in Bloomfield. The graduating solo of Miss McAtee aud the cornet solo of Professor Tubbs, the director, received great applause, which showed the appreciation of the audience. Thursday night witnessed the program of the seven that graduated in the scientific course and each member acquitted himself creditably. Miss Della Greenleaf, who has been one of the members of the normal faculty will probably lay aside her books and take the task of caring for a young attorney here as dame rumor would have law, the commission says it was clear that Campbell copied the questions furnished Flynn, who gave instructions to persons desiring examination, and that the questions were not obsolete. Campbell should have been dismissed. His retention mdi-cates gross laxity in discipline, and his promotion would not seem to have been defensible. The commission cannot accept as satisfactory the answers of Messrs. Oberly, Layman and Doyle that they believed the questions obsolete. The ommission to ascertain the truth was as reprehensible as to have disregarded it after it had been ascertained. The committee does not share your belief that commissioners Roosevelt and Thompson are deserving of censure for not having taken action in the Campqell casej When their attention was called to it there was a concurrence of statement to them that the matter has been fully investigated and in not taking further action the committee thinks they were thoroughly justified. Respected the course of the commission in the case of Shidy, the Milwaukee postoffice employee who was discharged by ex-Postmaster Paul for exposing frauds. The committee says it was apparant to the commission that Shidy was being punished for disclosing the truth and they felt it their duty to aid him by their influence in securing employment and thereupon recommended him for appointment in the census offices. The. commission is unable to find anything to criticise in that behalf. The investigation of the alleged irregularities in the Milwaukee postoffice, conducted by Doyle and Webster, disclosed an fitter disregard of the civil service law in that office. The failure to submit the result of that investigation to the president indicates either a disinclination to discharge an obvious duty or a fear that such report would subject the commissioners to censure. On the reorganization of the commission by the appointment of Roosevelt and Thompson an investigation into the abuses and irregularities of the Milwaukee postoffice was had at once and thoroughly.GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS.CoBnnissioner Munroe’s Resignation Raises a Rumpus. The State Firemen’s Tournament at Marshalltown, Iowa.What the Present Congress Has Done for the Veterans. •The Body of Ella Cordell Exhumed at Canton, Missouri. Some Good Contests—The O. B. Chapin Hose Team Again Lowers the State Record—Other Contests—The Sons of Veterans—News. Appropriations Aggregating 1172,419 J31 Already Made—The Silver Bill in the Senate — The Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill. Indications That a Terrible Crime Had Been Committed—The Deep Mystery of Her Death Gradually Being; Solved—Crimes. London, June 13.—If Home Secretary Mattthews entertained any doubter experienced any feeling of uncerL»lmy as to the effect of his warfare upon Commissioner Munro and his peculiar attitude towards the police department, there is no question that he is fully convinced by this time of the sharpness of the edged tools he has been handling. The Daily Telegraph is far from satisfied with the statement made by Mr. Matthews in the house of commons last night that Mr. Munro’s resignation was due to differences between himself and the chief commissioner on matters of legislation and administration, and demands to know the real reason why a competent official has found it necessary to hastily retire from a position to which he aspired before he was promoted thereto as a reward for faithful service. The Telegraph says it is unable to suppress the fear that the tactics employed by Mr. Matthews have been disastrous to the best interests of the government party. The Chronicle, in a long article arraigning Mr. Matthews, holds the government to full responsibility for his acts. 'The government. it says, upon coming into office found the metropolitan police efficient and contented, but its chief endeavor since assuming power has manifestly been to make that organization the most discontented body of men in the kingdom, while its efficiency has been impaired to an extent almost beyond belief. Several other journals pursue the same line of criticism, and intimate that Matthews’ resignation would be far more acceptable than Munro's. This, however, is not half of the troubles with which the tory government will have to struggle. What in France would be called a "cabinet crisis" confronts Lord Salisbury. There is open revolt among the tories themselves and serious friction between the ministry and the liberal unionists, without whose votes it could not remain in power for a single day. The meeting of the party called at the Carlton club yesterday to settle differences and whip the grumblers into line only emphasized the trouble and widened the breach between the ministers and their discontented followers. No such opposition to the clearly expressed wishes of the leaders has ever been expressed at a tory caucus in the memory of the oldest members of parliament. The position of the ministry was openly and angrily challenged by such men of weight as Lowther, formerly chief secretary for Ireland, and Hanbury, who would be in the present cabinet but for the necessity of giving a place to a liberal unionist. Salisbury, who was in the chair, quailed oe-fore the storm of opposition and avoided putting the question of endorsing the government’s plan to a vote. It would have been carried, but over fifty members would have voted against it, and that would have been a loss of prestige which the prime minister wished to avoid. In the lobbies of the hous** of commons nothing else was talked of last night and some of the kicking tories were very outspoken. There is a rumor that thirty of them propose to form a “cave” with the liberal-unionists, but]this is absurd. The deserters from the liberal party dare not throw out the government for the reason that a general election in the present temper of the country would retire most of them to private life, at the best, they could only be re-elected by the help of the Full tory vote. The main cause of the kick is the proposition to carry over to the next session bills which shall have failed to reach the final stage in.the present one; but there is a general dissatisfaction all along the line. The three government measures—the licensing, the land purchase and the tithes bills—cannot all pass this session and all are now in danger. W. H. Smith, who is a dead failure as leader of the house of commons, will undoubtedly be shunted up to the house of lords and retired from the cabinet. Home Secretary Matthews, who got the government in numerous scrapes and has now almost driven the London police into open mutiny, will probably also have to retire. The Standard this morning openly advocates that he be thrown overboard. The filling up of the vacancies and the selection of a leader for the house of commons will not be the least of Salisbury’s difficulties. The liberal-unionists meet to-day to do what they can to help him out, and there is a well grounded rumor that they will compel Goschen to yield on the question of pushing his licensing bill. Altogether the government is in such a bad fix that the Gladstonians never had more solid ground for hope since Salisbury came into office. The resignation of Prince Albrecht, of Prussia, from the regency of the duchy of Brunswick, which was reported yesterday, is officially denied in Berlin. Nevertheless, it is known that he has recently signified his desire to be relieved of his duties, owing to physical infirmity, and in some quarters the original report ! is still regarded as true. Washington, June 13.—During the discussion yesterday on the pension and census deficiency bills Representative Henderson, of Iowa, took occasion to give the country some facts as to what this congress has already done for the soldier. Here are the appropriations already made by the house to relieve the soldiers’ needs and iii part pay the debt the nation owes its brave defenders. Regular pension bill, $98,427,461; urgent deficiency, $21,613,009; soldiers’ homes (deficiency), $81,609; artificial limbs (deficiency), $60,000; pay and bounty claims, $1,123,629; soldiers’ homes, $2,601,765; aid for state homes, $400,000; artificial limbs, $402,000; pay and bounty claims, $680,000; expenses of pension office, $2,439,150; records and pension division, war department, $837,-270; act for total helplessness, $45,000; general pension act (passed Wednesday). $40,OOO,(XKI; urgent deficiency, $3,708,838; total, $172,418,731. Mr. Henderson explained in addition that exclusive of postal receipts the gross revenues of the government would be about $385,000,000; therefore, the soldiers of the late war are to be handed over nearly one-half of the government’s income. Mr. Henderson said proudly in conclusion: “It is proper the soldiers should know these facts.” Marshalltown, June 13.—The last day of the state firemen's tournament opened with rain, but the attendance was the same as formerly, at the annual meeting. Des Moines was selected as the next place of meeting, the only competitor being Cedar Rapids. C. W. Neal, of Stuart, was elected president, A. S. Tiffany, of Marchalltown, recording secretary; E. O. Soule, of Iowa Falls, financial secretary, and C. E. Petty, of El dora, treasurer. In the contests, this morning, Anderson won the state hook and ladder race in forty-six seconds, breaking the state record; Stuart second. O. B. Chapin’s team won the coupling contest: Eldora a close second. I n the hub and hub race between Nevada and Harlan, the latter team broke down and it was awarded to the former. This afternoon the O. B. Chapin hose team of Union again lowered the record in the state race, making the run in 36 and coupling in 4 seconds, winning the state belt for the third consecutive time and for good. The C..E. Petty team, of Eldora, took second in 41 4-5, the Unions No. 2 and Baldwins, of Council Bluffs, tied for third and fourth places. In the state hook and ladder race the Audubon company also lowered the state record in 44}^, with Stuart second in 51. In the sweepstakes, there had originally been three entries but the Chapins withdrew to allow Eldora to win the purse; time, 41>£, with the Baldwins, of Council Bluffs, second in 43}£. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Carthage, 111., June 13.—The excitement over the Cordell mystery was highly j intensified to-day by the report of a spe- j cial committee of investigation who went down to Canton, Missouri, near where the body of the dead girl was found in the river and exhumed the remains. The committee is composed of prominent citizens and physicians of Industry, III., the home of the murdered girl. They, in company with Dr. Edgar Boites, of Macomb, and assisted by Drs. R. B. Turner and B. H. Smith, .lr., of Canton, visited the cenatory this morning and caused the body of Ella Cordell to tx* exhumed. A thorough post mortem examination was made. The head was injured. This fact shows how loosely the inquest was conducted. The uterus was found to be four times its normal size and in a high state of inflammation and had been in a gravid state. There was serious injury to the lining wall of the uterus and every evidence that a criminal abortion had been performed aud the girl delivered of a four months foetus. Death was caused by puerperal septicemia. The inflammation extended into tile peritoneum. The physicians were all equally positive as to the facts and cause of death. The committee freely express themselves as to the individual responsible for the girl's condition. The report of the examination and investigations at Canton will undoubtedly cause a big sensation in their village. The utmost interest has been aroused all over Hancock and McDonough counties and money is flowing in front all sides in aid of the investigation of the mystery. MISS CORDELL IN KEOKUK.THE SENATE, The Silver Bill Discussion—Other Bual- J ness. Washington, June 13.—The resolution offered yesterday by Mr. Edmunds, I appointing Edward K. Valentine ser- I geant-at-arms of the senate, was taken up and agreed to—an amendment offered by Mr. Harris, substituting the nam*; of Henry W. Wall, of Tennessee, having been first voted down. The conference report on th*; senate bill for a public building in th** borough of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, was presented and agreed to. The cost is not exceed $50,000. Mr. Paddock said he had received sev- I oral telegrams from Montana in regard to outrages by Cheyenne Indians in that J state and asked th** chairman of the com- I mitten on Indian affairs whether any action was being taken by it in regard to th*; matter. As tiler*; were only a few hours left, for th*; discussion of th*' silver bill th*; matter was allowed to go over till tomorrow. The senate silver bill was taken up arid Morgan resumed th** floor. His speech was mainly an argument for free coinage. Mr. Aldrich next addressed th** senate. Ile recognized the disastrous effects resulting from th*; contraction of currency but said the abnormal inflation would lie equally injurious. A complete remedy could only be found in such action as I would open the mints of all nations to the free coinage of silver. Aldrich went on to state and defend the amendments I reported by the finance committee to the house silver bill and asserted that instead of demonetizing silver the system proposed would more effectually monetize it than the system now in force under Ute law of 1874. Gold was to-day a universal, international money. Silver was not. Congress could not work it so. That had to be dom; by concurrent ac- I lion of all the great countries and until that action look place t here could be no equality between the two metals. Mr. Stewart took the floor to reply to souk; of Aldrich’s statements, ll*' said that if lh** secretary of the treasury I bought four millions of silver a month I instead of two, we not only would have I had a double standard, but silver would I be on a parit y with gold. Responding to J a question by Blair, Stewart said the present law, if executed to its maximum, would be better than any of the pending measures. Mr. Platt, said that if Stewart believed I that, and it should be correct, it seemed to him that. was the ground on which ail might meet, together. Mr. Stewart replied it was his belief and concluded by saying that congress should either take a step in advance or do nothing, Messrs. Reagan and Daniel also spoke in favor of unlimited coinage of silver. Daniel sa iii if that was not to be the final solution of th** question it was til** essential step toward its solution. It could not be anticipated, In* said, that anything loss than free coinage of silver would bring it to par. Without concluding his speech Daniel yielded for a motion to go into executive session and the senate soon adjourned. In tile House. Washington. Juno 13.—The house, I after til** reading of th** journal, went J into committee of tile whole, Mr. Bur- I rows (Midi.) in the chair, on the sundry civil appropriation bill. Mr. Gannon sa iii the appropriation carried by tin* measure was $28,000,000—ten million less than the regular estimates and thirteen millions less than the regular and special estimates. The sundry civil law for th** current year provided for an expenditure of $25,000,000. The apparent excess iii this bill was more than accounted for by certain extraordinary i t i'm s. The fourteen regular appropriation hills reported to the house aggregated $306.OOO,(HH), showing an excess of $35,000,000 over the appropriations for the current year. This excess was all accounted for in three bills—pension. $18,000,000; postoffices, $12,000,000, and naval. $3,160,000. The other $3,000,000 resulted from the expansion incident to the growth of the country. The only bill not reported to the house is the general deficiency bill I and this will be reported before the close of the fiscal year. There is pending the sundry civil and Indian bills. In the senate committee on appropriations are agricultural,? diplomatic and postoffice bills and in the senate committee on commerce river and harbor bills. Pending in the senate is the legislative bill. The fortification bill has passed both houses. The District of Columbia naval and pension bills are in conference. The army and military academy bills are in the hands of the president. This was a favorable showing, compared with the condition of the bills two years ago. The following amendments were adopted: Appropriating $30,000 for a public buildihg at Cedar Rapids, Iowa: $10,000 for an elevator in the public building at Peoria. A motion by Goodnight to strike out the appropriation for irregation survey was defeated. The committee rose and the house took a recess. ’ At the evening session of the house thirty private pension bills were advanced to their third reading, but none were passed. THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, The Senate Silver Bill. Washington, June 13.—The close of the general debate on the silver bill has been postponed until Monday at three o’clock. The house bill as amended by the finance committee was substituted for the senate bill. The Fixing of Railroad Rates. Washington, June 13.—Before the house committee on commerce to-day Vice-President Stahlman of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad company continued his argument in opposition to the bill allowing the interstate commerce commission to fix railroad rates. Secretary Proctor Back at Work. Washington, June 13.—Secretary Proctor has returned to Washington from West Point, and has resumed his duties at the war department this morning.ON THE WARPATH. Was She Murdered in That City?—Suspicious Circumstances. [Special to the Hawkeye.] Keokuk, la.. June 13.—Was Miss Cor- i di*ll murdered in this city? Late develop- j ments of fa* ts in th** strange case indi- j cate that sin* may have been. Yester- ! day afternoon W. F. Rush, clerk at the I Hotel Keokuk, stated to a reporter that j Ii** believed that Elhi Cordell was a guest j of the hotel on May 17, the day after sh** left home. Mr. Rush said that on that date a young lady arrived on tile 11:35 a. rn. Wabash passenger train and came to the hotel in a hack for dinner. She gave her name as "Miss L. Brown, Peoria,” which name Mr. Rush wrote on the register of that date. Th** young lady asked Mr. Rush to sharpen lier pencil, and in handing it to him, Mr. Rush noticed a gold ring on her index linger, such as Miss Cordell won*. Mr. Rush said that she appeared agitated, but he supposed her conduct was due to the fact of her being in a strange place, alone. As lie remembers her, "Miss Brown” resembled the description of Miss Cordell in personal appearance and iii dress. She came alone and departed after dinner. The report has been received from Canton to-day that an investigating committee had exhumed th** body of the dead girl and found that a criminal abortion had been performed. This explains the mystery of th** girl’s death. The only missing links in the chain of evidence is the place where the criminal deed was performed, and who it was that directed th*' poor girl to her doom. The above statement by Mr. Rush is significant inasmuch as it may possibly point out til** location of the crim**. Did Kila Cordell come to Keokuk by appointment to have the operation performed? Is there anyone in Keokuk who would perform it. or makes a practice of such terrible crim**? The utmost interest is evinced on all sides here, and these questions are the principal ones under eonsideuation. The police ar** actively at work on the problem, but up to a late hour to-night nothing of importance has been ascertained. was creel The MURDERER. An Indian Outbreak Imminent on the Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Miles City, Moil, June 13.—The attitude of the Cheyenne Indians is menacing, though no overt aet has occurred since th*; killing of Ferguson. Owing to the fact that the Indians have left their reservation and are scattered over the country in small parties, settlers are thoroughly alarmed and are sending women and children into towns in large numbers. Indian lookouts are on all high points and are constantly signalling by mirror flashes and the blanket code. Friendly Indians have reported to the whites that there is to be an outbreak aud they are now making medicine, which is generally understood to mean that they are waiting to be. joined by allies from Standing Rock. Sioux and Pine Ridge Cheyennes, to whom messengers have been sent. At the agency of th*' Rosebud, Major Carroll, of the first Cavalry, has three troops of cavalry, and three companies of infantry left Keogli yesterday to proceed up tjie Rosebud and co-operate with him. in compliance with the request of the sheriff of this county, one hundred rifles and ten thousand pounds of ammunition arrived here yesterday in charge of Colonel Curtis, aide to Governor Toole. Th** sheriff expected the arms would be turned over to him for issuance to settlors. but Colonel Curtis will not do so unless in case of great emergency, which he is not satified now exists. It has been arranged for Colonel Curtis and Stock Inspector Smith to go to th** Cheyenne agency and confer with Major Carroll, and on their return report the situation to til*' governor. The Indians are wrell armed with Winchester rifles and government ammunition, while the rangers are unarmed. Calf branding and rounding up has been entirely stopped owing to this fact. If the Indians could be disarmed and put back on their reservation settlers could take care of themselves, but in the present condition of affairs there seems to be nothing for them to do but to abandon their homes and business and congregate iii towns.FOR THE WORLD’S FAIR. Three Trainmen Killed at a Washout in Kentucky. Marysville, Ivy., June 13.—A train on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad ran off of an embankment to-day because of a washout. The engineer, fireman and another trainman were killed. A Number of Passengers Injured. Cleveland, June 13.—A passenger train on the Connoton Valley railroad was run into this morning by a switch engine at the crossing at Nerbeg, a suburb two miles from here. Nobody was killed, but twelve or thirteen people were injured, some seriously. A Wreck at Danville, Illinois. Danville, June 13.—A Watseka accommodation and a fast train on the Chicago and Eastern Illinois had a head-end collision here on account of the airbrakes not working. Engineer Van Vleet was seriously bruised. Several passengers were slightly injured. Both engines were wrecked. The International Typographical Union. Atlanta, Ga., June 13.—The finance committee’s report showed the total funds of the International Union to be $25,-586.41. Of this amount, $4,199.55 belongs to the Home fund. The following committee on district organization was appointed:    Mr.    Thorn ton. of Detroit; Mr. Shannon, of San Francisco; Mr. Harding, of Chicago; Mr. Sutton, of Newark, and Mr. Gurney of St. Paul. The following resolutions were reported by the committee on subordinate unions and were adopted: Resolved, That the International Typographical Union, in convention assembled at Atlanta, take the initiatory steps towards convening a World’s Typographic congress at Chicago in 1893, such as was held in Paris in 1889; and be it further Resolved, That the delegates from this body to the American Federation of Labor be instructed to use their efforts at at the next meeting of the federation toward having that body called an universal congress of workingmen at Chicago in 1893. Whereas, inconsiderable harm bal been done unionism by men, in whoa! possession are union cards, by the veil inefficient manner in which they perform their work; and Whereas, The interests of both emjf ployer and employe would be beneficial (and especially the competent member! of the Internationai Typographical i Union, upon whom any incompetency reflects), if a standard of competency were established for the admission of ap-prehtices; therefore be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the International Typographical union that local unions should use their very best endeavors toward restricting the employment of apprentices who shall have failed to pass a requisite examination in reading, writing and spelling, (standard to be set by local union), and that said I apprentices shall be at least fifteen years I of age. I    Missouri    Democrats. St. Joe, Mo., June 13.—The demo-I cratic convention finally concluded its I work at an early hour this morning, nom-I inating H. N. Hickman for railroad I commissioner. He is president of the I State Farmers' and Laborers’ Union and I Alliance. Drowned in a Cloud-Burst. Louisville, June 13.—At Bull Creek, I near Maysville, last night a cloud-burst J caused the creek to overflow its banks I and several dwelling houses and their J occupants were swept away. About a I dozen people are reported drowned. I Twenty-Nine Horses Cremated at Topeka* Kansas. I Topeka, Ran., Jane 13.—In a fire I last night which destroyed a number of I buildings here twenty-nine horses were J burned to death. The loss of property I is about $30,000.__ I Striking; Cincinnati Carpenters Will Coa-|    tin    ne    Ute    Strike. Philadelphia, June 13.—The striking I carpenters, at several meetings held last I night, unanimously voted to continue the I strike.    ____ I For a disordered Ii ver try Beecham’s Pilte. I —Printing and binding—Burdette Co. Governor Fifer Calls a Special Session of the Legislature. Chicago, June 13.—A special to the Daily News says Governor Fifer to-day issued a call for a speeial session of the state legislature, to be convened July 23. to submit to the electors of the state a proposition to amend the state constitution so as to permit the city of Chicago to issue $5,000,000 in bonds iii aid of the Columbian exposition iii 1893; to pass necessary legislation to permit the use of public grounds as a location for the exposition and to vest power of eminent domain in the city during pendency of the fair. IN THE COMMONS,FINE SHOWING, The State Sunday School Convention Elects Officers for the Year. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.) Council Bluffs. la.. June 13.—The following officers were elected by the State Sunday School association last night:    William    Tackaberry,    Woodbury county, president: Prof. Ira P. Clark, of Adams. Supt. William Beardsheas. of Polk, and S. W. Cole, of Jasper, vice presidents: Mrs. M. M. Bailey, of Page, secretary: L. M. Maim, of Polk, treasurer; executive committe for four years. Rev. Samuel I. Lindsay, of Hancock, chairman; Rev. J. W. Geiger, of Cerro Gordo. L. W. Tulleys. of Pottawattamie, and H. N. Hart. of Webster. Mason City was recommended for the next annual convention.A SERIOUS DIFFICULTY, THE CIVIL SERVICE, The Investigating Committee Make a Report. Washington, June 13.—The house committee on the reform of the civil service which during tne present session of congress conducted the investigation into the charges filed against the civil service commission, to-day agreed upon a report which will be presented to the house. The committee find that Commissioners Roosevelt and Thompson have discharged their duties with entire fidelity and integrity, but that the official conduct of Commissioner Lyman is characterized by laxity of discipline in the administration of the affairs of tho commission and is, therefor, censurable. Regarding the case of Alexander Camp. bell, Commissioner Lyman's brother-in- London. June 13.—The British steamer Irthington rescued the crew of the Swedish bark Lena, from Ship Island on April 25, for Grimsby, which was abandoned in mid-ocean in a leaking condition.    _ ;

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