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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - June 20, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.) BURLINGTON, IOWA, PRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 20, 1890. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. IBE HOOSE IS A HURRAH. A Lively Tilt Between the Speaker and Mr. Springer. The Reference of the Sliver Hill to the Coinage and Weight* Committee Cause* the Trouble—The Senate-Capital Note*. Washington, June 15.—The journal having been read in the house, Mills, of Texas, objected to its approval on the ground that the clerk, proceeding, read that portion which discloses a reference of the silver hill to the committee on coinage, weights and measures. During the reading Messrs. Mills and McKinley remained standing, anxious to claim recognition. The latter was successful and he moved that the journal be approved. Upon this he demanded the previous question, despite Mills’ protest that he was entitled to recognition to move a correction of the journal. Mr. Springer, rising to the question of order, raised the point that the journal contained a record of something which had never happened and should not be in the journal. The speaker replied that it was for the house to decide and directed the clerk to call the roll. The clerk proceeded with this duty while Springer, amid the applause of his party colleagues entered a most vigorous protest, addressing the speaker and saying: “You can ignore the rights of the representatives of the people, but the people will pull you down, sir, at the polls next November with your party with you.” The speaker was imperturbable and Unroll call proceeded. The house refused to order the previous question—yeas IOU, nays 117. (Loud democratic applause.) The following republicans voted with the democrats in the. negative:    Messrs. Bartine, Dehaven, Kelley, Kerr of Iowa, Lind, Morrow, and Townsend of Colorado. When the democratic applause ceased, Mills was recognized by the speaker. Ile offered a resolution reciting that the order of reference made by Un-speaker referring the silver bill to the committee, on coinage, weights and measures was incorrect under the rules of Unionise anni resolving that, the journal he corrected by striking out Un* enlrv. Mr. C annot), of Illinois, raised a point of order against tin- resolution. It, proposed to strike out, the entry in the journal which recorded the question of fact. It was not for the reason that if adopted it would have the effect of changing Un-reference, of the hill with the senate amendments otherwise than was provided by the rules of the house. Ile proceeded to argue that the senate amendments would require it to be considered iii committee of the whole. That being so it, was their duty to refer it to the committee on coinage, weights aud measures. Mr. Mills characterized Cannon's position as t he boldest, most reckless and absurd position lie bad ever heard maintained in a legislative body. It showed only that a bright, well stored and well disciplined mind might become beclouded by starting out in error and continuing in that course. The gentleman and bis party had started out at the beginning of the session by assert mg before the country by a codo of rules that one man, or a triumvirate could control the action of tile representatives of OU,OOO,OOO people. Under the constitution the journal was to be kept by the house, not by the speaker or bis clerks. Ile was astonished, while the gentleman was pursuing his argument, that the speaker had not told him, us he had the other gentleman from Illinois (Springer), that, bis was a question for the bouse to determine. Ile charged the republican party with being false to its pledges iii matters of silver. The democratic party would give free and unlimited coinage of silver. At the hustings the people would ask the republicans w hy, when I hey were sent here as friends of silver, they had voted it to death to prevent, consummation of the people's wishes and fulfillment, of their promises. Mr. Deters, of Kansas, though declaring himself a free coinage man, sustained the speaker's action, contending that under the tulles it was the speaker's duty to refer tin- bill as lie had doin'. After some further talk Crisp, of Georgia, submitted an argument to show that nuder tin- rules the speaker had not the power to refer tile bill as he had done. Iii the course of his remarks lie referred lo the decision made by the speaker in regard to the Washington postollice bill, which he held was totally at variance with the present decision. Mr. Butterworth controverted the construction put on the decision by Crisp, and said thai if lie had so construed the speaker's decision he would have voted to overrule it. Mr. Crisp suggested that the gentleman had done that it. would have been the tirst time he ever voted to overrule t he chair. Mr. Butterwort!! remarked smilingly that the chair was always right. Mr. Crisp— Disclaiming any discourtesy in drawing a simile between the gentleman's remark aud the Hindoo when he approached his hideous god "I know he is ugly, but I feel he is great.” Mr. Springer, of Illinois, contended for the right of the house to revise the journal and make it show what the majority of the house decided it should show. The purpose of referring the bill t.o the. committee on coinage, weights and measures was to prevent tile house from voting on the question of concurrence in the senate amendments. The rules which it was claimed were intended to allow the majority to do business and produce results were now prostituted ti) the base purpose of gagging tin* majority of the house. Mr. Bland held there was no other course open but to strike the erroneous reference of the bill from the journal. Mr. Butterwort Ii held the real question before the house was whether or not the speaker had referred the bill to the committee or not. not that it was or was not properly referred. The question arose whether the speaker was authorized to make the reference, lie (Butter-worth) contended the speaker was so authorized under the rules. Mr. Springer argued that the bill was not properly before tilt' house yesterday under tile rules, because the business on the speaker's table had not yet been reached. Mr. Butterwort!! said the pending proposition looked to correcting the record by striking out, a part which the resolution itself said constituted a part of the proceeding. It sought to unhorse the re publican majority and to put the demo cratie minority iii the saddle. The question now was not whether there should be an early consideration of the bill, but whether tile republicans should stultify themselves by voting for a resolution which asserted that a thing was done and then said it was not done, and which re bilked the speaker for having conformed to the plain letter and spirit of the rules. Mr. Anderson, of Kansas, while declaring himself an earnest advocate of free coinage, maintained the correctness of the speaker's ruling. Mr. Mills, of Texas, said the point to be made was that under the existing rules the silver bill remained upon the speaker's table to be disposed as the house and not as the speaker, should determine. Mr. Breckinridge, of Kansas, argued if the speaker went beyond the scope of his authority in the reference of the bill, his action was not erroneous, but illegal and void. The action of the speaker had no validity unless the house gave it validity. If the pending resolutions were voted down the reference of the bill would be the act of the house, not of the speaker. He who voted to sustain the reference, would vote to give it validity. The speaker, in rendering his decision said he desired the members of the house to divest themselves of the idea that any unusual procedure had taken place in connection with this bill. The reference of bills of this kind and in this way had been a daily occurrence since the adoption of the present rules. The chair desired also that the house should know that this particular transaction did not take place in a corner. In the regular course of business the journal clerk informed the speaker that among the list of bills to be referred under the rules to the appropriation committee was the silver bill with the senate amendments. The speaker had been asked whether he had any particular direction to make in regard to it. Knowing the bill to be one of grave public importance and anxious that he should have all possible light on the    subject, the    chair had consulted    the democratic    member:- of the    committee on    rules (Blount and McMillin) and the gentlemen from Missouri and Illinois (Bland ami Springer) not for the purpose of throwing any responsibility upon them but in order that he might gain benefit by any light they might be able to give. After conversing with those gentlemen it had seemed clear to the chair that the rules of the house covered the question and that his duty was to treat the bill as he would treat any other. Accordingly the clerk was not directed to make any change iii regard to the reference. The house must bear iii mind this was not a question of polities or currency. It was u question of parliamentary law and on the decision of the house depended the carrying out of the system of rules the house had adopted. If not satisfied with the reference directed by the speaker under the present system of rules, the house could change the reference. Did this bill contain provisions which under the rules ought to be considered in the committee of the whole? There was a provision in the original house bill by which certain bullion was to be purchased and certificates issued thereon. Tile senate amendment was an amendment for free, coinage and for this an appropriation was made, lf anything was clear in parliamentary law. it was that this bill was one of those which would be properly considered in committee of tile whole, and this being so, it was the obvious duty of th** chair to refer it iii the same manner iii which hundreds and thousands of bills had been referred during the, present, session. The point of order raised by the gentleman from Illinois (Cannon) put the chair in an embarrassing position because the proposed action of t he house, was a declaration that an error had been made in parliamentary laws. It was proposed to erase from the journal a question of fact. While the chair might have some doubt about the point, of order, lie felt it was a question the house ought to determine. Ile would therefore overrule the point, of order and submit the question to the house. Mr. Cannonn moved to table Mills’ resolution. On a standing vote this was carried—120 to lit). Messrs. Morrow, of California; Bartine, of Nevada, and Townsend, of Colorado, voted with the democrats. They were overlooked by the speaker in the Ii rst count, but Morrow called attention to the omission and it was rectili<*d. On the vote by Tellers the motion to table was lost—yeas 1 IS, nays 128. The question then returned on Mills’ resolution and it was agreed to—yeas 124, nays 117. At the conelu sion of tin' roll call the vote stood—yeas I IP. nays 117. A change of one vote would be necessary to defeat the resolution by a tie, vote and that change was by Funston, of Kansas, amid the derisive cheers of the democrats. This left the vote—yeas lls, nays lls. But the change proved unavailing. Abbott, of Texas, and Bullock, of Florida, whose names were not recorded, stated they had voted in the affirmative and the speaker accepting their statements the, vote stood—yeas 120, nays HS. Then McKinley arose and changed Dis vote to the affirmative and the vote was finally announced—yeas 121. nays 117. Mr. McKinley was then recognized to move a reconsideration and also to move an adjournment. Mr. Mills managed to sandwich in a motion to lay the motion to reconsider on the table. On a motion to lay Mills’ motion on the table the following republseans voted with the democrats in the negative: Bartine, ( arter, Dehaven, Ewart, Kelley, Morrow and Townsend, of Colorado. On the resolution itself Ewart did not vote, but the others named voted in the affirmative. McKinley also voted in the affirmative, but only for the purpose of moving a reconsideration. The motion to adjourn was lost—yeas lip. nays 120. The vote recurring on the Mills' motion to lay the motion to reconsider it on the table was agreed to—yeas 121. nays II I. Mr. Mills then moved to approve the journal as amended, asking to withdraw the preamble which recites that the order of reference made by tho speaker referring the silver bill to the committee on coinage weights and measures was incorrect under the rules of the house md done without authority under said ides. Mr. McKinley objected and the question recurred on the adoption of the pre-unble. It was lost—yeas lop. nays 121. Republican applause | Mr. Springer moved the approval of the journal as amended, pending which, on motion of McKinley, the house, at seven o'clock adjourned. “And the president of the United States is hereby authorized without further legislation to declare the ports of the United States free and open to all products of any nation of the x\meriean hemisphere, upon which no export duties are imposed, whenever and so long as such nation shall admit to it's ports free of charge all national, provincial and municipal and other taxes, flour, cornmeal and other breadstuffs, preserved meats, fish, vegetables and fruits, cotton seed oil, rice and other provisions, including all articles of food. lumber, furniture and all other articles of wood, agricultural implements and machinery, mining and mechanical machinery, structural steel and iron, steel rails, loeomo-eives, railway cars and supplies, street cars, refined petroleum or such other products of the United States a- may be agreed upon.” After eulogies on the* deceased New York representatives. Nutting and Wilber, the senate adjourned. FIRM Iii IHE SADDLE. Salisbury’s Government Likely to Weather the Storm. The Cession of Heligoland—Plenty of Territory Left for the British East African Company—Uneasiness in the East. THE FEDERAL ELECTION BILL. the The Committee on Elections Report Measure Favorably. W A > ii ING ton, J tine 19.— The chairman of the committee on the elections of president, vice president and representatives, to-day submitted the report of the committee on the federal election bill drafted in pursuance of the instructions of the caucus. On the question as to the power of congress to enact such legislation, the report decides it is absolute and complete under the constitution. As to the expediency and need of such a measure the report says in part:    The committee deem it sufficient to say here that they believe that errand fraud, violence and corruption exists to such a degree, and popular confidence has been *o largely shaken in regard to elections in many congressional districts that they have as little doubt of the expediency of such a inersure as this which they propose.as they have of the full and absolute power of congress to enact legislation of tiiis kind whenever circumstances seem. as they do now, imperatively to demand it. GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS. The President Approves the Census lh (iciency Bill. Washington, .Tune 19.—Ti dent has approved the census lieiency appropriation bill:    an providing    for the    exportation fermented liquor in bond without ment of internal revenue tax. prcsi- de- act of pay- The Customs Union Project. Washington, .lime 19.—President Harrison to-day transmitted to congress a letter from Secretary Blaine upon the subject of the customs union and the recommendations in respect thereto, by the pan-American conference. Secretary Blaine suggests an amendment to the tariff bill authorizing the president to declare the ports of the United States free to products of any American nation upon which no export dues are charged so long as such nation shall admit free to its ports manufactures anil products of tile Fluted States. THE SENATE. Will Bequest Copies of Correspondence. Washington, June lo.—The house committee on foreign affairs has practically decided to report savorably the senate concurrent resolution calling on the president for copies of correspondence between this government and Great Britain respecting the British regulation Texturing cattle imported from tho United States to be slaughtered at tile port of entry. RAILROAD MATTERS. Put <*ii Trial fur Violating the Interstate Commerce Law. Chicago, June 19.—A. McKay, general freight agent of the Michigan Central railroad; E. L. Somers, agent of the; Blue line, and Nichols, local agent of thr Michigan Central, were put on trial in the federal court this morning, charged with violation of the interstate commerce law, last November, in carrying grain to the seaboard at cut rates, Slade agent for Charles Counselman & Co., testified to a contract made between the defendants and Counselman *fc Co., under which a number of ears of grain were shipped to New York at about two cents per hundred under the regular rate. This cutting of rates was managed by a fictitious system of billing grain and was iii vogue for several weeks before the practice was discovered and put a stop to by the interstate commerce com mission. Number of Bills Passed—The Reciprocal Commercial Treaty. W vshingtox. .lune 19.—The following senate bills were reported and placed on the calendar: To enable the secretary of the interior to carry out an act for tile relief and civilization of tho Chippewa Indians, of Minnesota: to adopt regulations for preventing collisions at sea; to authorize corporations to become security iii certain eases in the courts of the United States: also (adversely) senate bill to make the Lake Borgne outlet and to improve the low water channel of the Mississippi river (indefinitely postponed.) The house bill to extend for one year tho time for the commencement and conclusion of a bridge over the Missouri river near Kansas City. Kansas, was passed. Mr. Quay's resolution, offered yesterday, forbidding the sergeant-at-arms to remove any of his subordinates before tho 1st of July without the consent of the senate was taken up. Mr. Cameron offered a substitute for it. directing the employment, as an additional page (for the present session), of George IL Maim—the employe whose removal was the cause of Mr. Quay's resolution being offered. Both resolutions were referred to the committee on contingent expenses, after a short discussion in which Mr. Sherman spoke of Mr. Quay’s resolution as "slapping a man iii the face just as he was leaving his office” and said that the employe had been removed because he had passed the limit of age for a page, and because of the urgent request of a .senator who had a right to claim something “at the hands of the sergeant-at-arms for another very worthy person.” The senate then resumed the consideration of tho legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill. All committee amendments having been dispose of. the bill was opened to general amendment. Mr. Paddock moved to increase the salary of the commissioner of the general land office from §4,000 to $5,CKX), and of assistant commissioners from §3,000 to §3,500. Without action, the biil was laid aside. The message of the president in relation to the reciprocal commercial treaties with the latin American nations was laid on the table. In connection with it Halo presented an amendment to be offered to the tariff bill as follows; The Iowa Commissioners Make a Joint Rate Killing. [Special to The Hawk-Eye J Des Moines, la., Juno 19.—The rail road commissioners made a ruling to-day with reference to joint rates, basing their action on the following construction of the law. Under chapter twenty-eight of the twenty-second general assembly they were given power to make rates of various kinds, but not a rate for a continuous haul over two roads. Under tin' tirst section of chapter seventeen of the twenty-third general assembly the wished for power is given them. Even should tin rest of the bill (which is known as tin joint rate bill) prove unconstitutional the tirst section will hold good. The maximum rate of freight charged by any railroad company receiving business at stations on its line within the state to a point within the state, on another line of railroad shall be its mileage in proportion of the rate for the entire distance or the through shipment based on it? own Iowa rate according to its class with the following percentages added to such mile proportion, viz.: From five to one hundred miles, fifteen per cent: one hundred and five to two hundred miles eleven per cent: two hundred and ten to three hundred milos, nine per cent: three hundred and ten to four him (Ired miles and over, seven per cent. The maMmum rate to be charged for freight hauled and received from another road to be the same as above with the following percentages added, viz:    Five miles to one hundred milos, twelve per cent: one hundred and five miles to two hundred miles, nine per cent; two hundred miles to three hundred miles, seven per cent: three hundred and ten miles to four hundred miles and over, five per cent. This rule will not apply to business received from or delivered to the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern, pending the hearing of the injunction proceedings instituted by the same company before Judge Fairall, restraining the board from putting in joint rates. London, June 19.—The Salisbury ministry ha? secured a new lease of power and there will be no dissolution this year unless something unforeseen happens. In spite of the audible grumbling among the dissatisfied tories and unionists over the new rules and the hostile comments of a portion of the conservative press on the agreement with Germany. the best parliamentary judges believe that the government will weather ; the storm. The jingo fury over the j cession of Heligoland to Germany will j have blown over by the time the vote comes up in parliament and the absurdity of claiming as English an island close to the German coast whose inhabitants are Germans will be too apparent to afford a chance to work up a popular protest. The only real fight will be over the adoption of the new rules, and that will be fierce and stubborn. Some unionists will fight shy of them and many of the younger tories will bo out of town, but the whips will keep a sufficient majority on hand to carry the government through the ordeal. One result of the Anglo-German agreement is the clear ditinition of the areas that are English, and they are big enough to keep the East Africa company’s hands full with colonizing and trading schemes which promise enormous profits for many years to come. Its hands have been tied by the dispute, but capitalists will now invest in African enterprises with an as-uranee of a good return for their money. Stanley, who has been made governor of the Congo Free State by King Leopold, will be the master spirit in these enterprises. But for the opposition of the representatives of the United States and Holland to the levying of import duties in the Congo State the way would now be open for the purchase of tile territory by Ehgland and Stanley would hold a position second in importance only to that of the governor general of India. The Chronicle, however, continues its attack upon Lord Salisbury's agreement with Germany with unabated violence and frantically calls upon parties of the opposition in parliament to combine and secure its rejection. In the premier's humiliating surrender to Germany the Chronicle foresees the certain defeat of tile ministry and ^dissolution of parliament. and predicts that the verdict of the electors on an appeal to the country will lie so sweeping a condemnation of the agreement as to deter future governments from trifling with the prestige and honor of Groat Britain and recklessly throwing away its territory. The Chronicle protests against Lord Salisbury going out of the way to enlarge the territory of Germany when there is tin* utmost necessity, on account of Newfoundland, to cultivate the fricndisness of France. It thinks the government blunder has brought us within measurable dissolution. If the Heligoland bill is rejected the ministers will be bound to appeal to the country. The Telegraph's Berlin correspondent <ays:    "The    idea of ceding Heligoland to Germany was entirely England's, and the spontanety of the offer gave Kaiser Wilhelm much pleasure. The colonial party is indignant and disappointed, but the leaders of the national liberals and a majority of the reiehstag indorse the agreement fully. The cession of Heligoland has flattered the national pride.” The Vossischc Zeituiuj, the Tagblalt and the Boer sen- Col trier all express congratulations upon the success of the kaiser and the government, and the financial world is delighted. An uneasy feeling prevails here over the condition of eastern Europe. As straws to show the delicate state of tho relations between Russia on the one side pind Germany and Austria on tho other three ominous items came this morning. Russia has commenced the construction of several new military lines of railway by the Russian frontier, which can be of no use except for the rapid concentration of troops in case of war. The Aus-tro-IIungarian delegations, after witnessing experiments with smokeless powder, have voted §1,250,00© to supply the army with it. The Russian government has driven across the frontier into Galica a number of Austrian subjects who were working or engaged in business in Russian Poland. As the people on both sides of the Russo-Austrian frontier arc Poles this expulsion was a needless act of hostility. lighted with their ride around the city and the courtesies extended to them. Gest will have the delegation from Mercer county. He made some enemies by his postal appointment here, but the best element will stand by him on account of his indifference in sticking to his man. I am not for Gest or his party, but do admire backbone anywhere, and he evinced a bonanza of vertebra in appointing Mertz. Mr. Blazer.the new editor of the Times. is a vast improvement on the whilom editorial force of that paper. He does not lose any sleep or flesh in the endeavor to let the world know that he is an editor. A large excursion was to have gone to your city on the 19th to take in Barnum's show, as it was reported they would be there on that day. Mr. Walburn, the genial proprietor of the Gladstone quarry, is in town looking after his large shipments of rock. The farmers opposite us will lose the most of their crops if the river rises an inch more. Never had they a better show. See now what the McKinley bill has done For Iowa, eh? Gear always carried the votes of these pimple regardless of politics, but now with such a result from protection . Paul Vane. SETTLERS WILL SLE. A New Feature in the Des Moines River Land Case. HORRORS OF THE RAIL. An Engineer Killed and Several Passengers Injured Near Atchison. Atchison, Kau.. June 19.—A head-end collision between a pay train and a freight train occurred this morning on the Kansas City, St. Joe and Council Bluffs road about three miles east of Atchison. L. W. Yocum, engineer of the pay train, was killed, and several others severely injured. The tivo engines telescoped and the tender of tho freight train was driven into a car of horses just behind it killing eighteen of them. Had the freight train been go *ng at full speed a terrible loss of iife would have resulted. Many Settler* Prepairing Claims Against the United States for Homestead Prices—A Little Girl Killed by Lightning—State News. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Fout Dodge, la.. .Tune 19.—A new feature caused by the recent adverse decision in the river land case developed to-day. Fully one hundred settlers are preparing cases against the United States in the court claims in Washington to recover homestead prices. All settlers who held homesteads after the river land patent was issued in isis took one hundred and forty acres and paid §125 per acre and secured patents. They will all sue on patents for the money paid with interest at six per cent to date which will amount to' many thousand dollars. KILLED BY A FLASH. A Little Girl Near Ottumwa the Victim of a Lightning Stroke. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Ottumwa. la.. June 19.—During a thunderstorm this morning, the four-year-old daughter of Taylor Blip. a farmer living five miles southeast of this city, was struck by lightning and in-tantly killed. Hor mother, who was landing in the doorway, was a witness to the awful catastrophe. The back of the girl's head was slightly burned—the only mark left bv the fatal flash. PAINFUL REPORTS CONFIRMED Sail Havoc Caused by the South Dakota' Storm. Huron, S. D., June 19.—Additional particulars from Tuesday's storm in Potter county are more painful than first reported. The loss of the Werger family, five persons, and of Mrs. McAlroy and two daughters is confirmed. As is also the report of two deaths from the cyclone at Lebanon. Three other death are reported. Tho loss iii livestock is heavy, while the damage to crops is very great. Damaging Storms iii Wisconsin. Viroqua, Wis., June 19.—The heaviest rains of the season fell here last evening. Fully six inches of water fell within oik' hour. Nine-tenths of the small bridges in the country are washed away and much damage is done to crops. Considerable damage was also done iii tin1: vicinity of Highland by severe wind and hail atoms. Two Men Drowned- Santa Cruz, Cal., June 19.—A man who was rescued from an overturned boat near here last night said he left San Francisco Tuesday night with three companions. Ho and two others attempted to go ashore in a small boat. The boat capsized and his two companions drowned. Three People Struck bv Lightning. Williamsburg, Ky., June 19.—Mrs. Brown, wife of a prominent merchant, accompanied by her two small boys, was on the bank of the river when a heavy thunder storm cairn' up yesterday. They were struck by lightning and the mother and one of the boys were instantly killed. The other boy was so badly injured that his recovery is doubtful. Heavy Rain in Hancock County. La Harpe, IIL, June 19.—A heavy rain storm passed over Hancock county early this morning flooding fields badly, GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. Resolutions Adopted by the International Prison Congress. St. Petersburg, June 19.—The international prison congress now in session in this city has adopted a resolution declaring that in the future treaties between nations the general principles of extradition should be recognized and an agreement arrived at as to the nature of the cases to he deemed exceptions of the rule; that an international association should be organized to assist discharged prisoners and their families, and that sellers of alcohol should be responsible for crimes resulting from their serving drunken men, and that the sale of liquor on credit or to children should be prohibited. Randall of Michigan will address the congress on the subject of young offenders. War Bet ween Churchmen anil Mussulmen. Caxea. Crete. June IO.—A few days ago a number of Christians ambushed and shot three Turkish soldiers and a Cretan Mussulman. A body of Mussulmen in revenge have killed a Christian and threaten further reprisals. The Demands of the Prohibitionists. Columbus, ()., June IO.—The prohibition state convention this afternoon adopted a lengthy platform demanding the passage by congress of the law pro hibiting the introduction and exportation of intoxicants as a beverage; demanding free and a secret ballot to prevent the corrupt use of money: favoring a fair share of profits to the laborer and shorter hours; the universal adoption of arbitration for the settlement of labor disputes; favoring a tariff for revenue only; the free coinage of silver and service pensions. The following ticket was nominated: Secretary of state, Rev. M, C. Lockwood, of Hamilton county; supreme judge, O. J. Ross, of Highland: member of the board of public works, J. M. Scott, of Licking county. ILLINOIS CROPS. The Agricultural Department Report Gives Wheat a Poor Showing. Washington. June IO.—The report of the agricultural department on Illinois crops, just issued, says the prospects for western wheat have fallen off materially: the loss by winter killing is great, and the general condition bad. The average will be but about two-thirds of last year's and the yield poor. Spring wheat good: area sown in oats small. The Newfoundland Fishery Treaty. Paris, June 19.—The Figaro in an article on the Newfoundland fisheries dispute declares Salisbury, the British prime minister, will not accept arbitration if France refuses to accept pecuniary compensation for the treaty of Utrecht and open negotiations for a new treaty, giving the French to a reasonable extent cod and lobster fishing grounds and to colonists exclusive rights on the coast and banks._ Stanley Honored. London, June 19.—Henry M. Stanley was presented with an address at Berwick to-day. In reply he spoke in most enthusiastic terms of the wisdom of Lord Salisbury as was shown in the settlement of African affairs with Germany. By an agreement between the two countries live hundred square miles of territory were to-day added to British possessions ic Africa. KEITHSBURG LORE. Temperance Work in Bancroft. Bancroft. June 19.—Major and Mrs. Scott, of New Jersey, have just closed series of temperance lectures here which have been the means of rousing a great many of tin* citizens to new zeal in the temperance and prohibitory movement A petition is being circulated here by the temperance people to counteract the peti tion the liquor men are circulating over the state in trying to get the business men and people of influence to oppose the amendment. Both the advocates and opponents of the amendment are waking lip to a warm contest. The Northwestern Millers. Minneapolis, June 19.—At the annual convention of the Millers’ National asso elation to-day the principal resolution adopted was an endorsement of the But terworth anti-option bill. A. R. .Tame of Buffalo, was elected president; W. M Sanderson, of Milwaukee, first vice presi dent; IL L. Holiday, of Cairo, second vice president: S. II. Seamans, of Mil Waukee, treasurer. Miles’ Nerve and Liver Pills. An important discovery. They act on the liver, stomach and bowels through the nerves. A new principle. They speed ily cure biliousness, bad taste, torpid liver, piles and constipation. Splendid for men, women and children. Smallest mildest, surest, 30 doses for 25 cents Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drug store Colorado’* Volcano. Redding, Col., June 19.—The disap I tea ranee of Mount Shasta"? peak is still the subject of discussion. At lower Soda Springs, some fifteen miles distanced from the mountain, the water in the spring rose rapidly Monday, overflowing the floor of the spring house. A party who arrived yesterday, says the mountain on the east side indicates considerable commotion. Large quantities of smoke and vapor are rising. TROUBLE AT DES MOINES. The Capital City Ball Club in Financial Straits. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.I Des Moines, June 19.—There is con-iderable excitement in base ball circles this evening over the call of Secretary Barclay for an open meeting of the directors arid citizens interested to-morrow afternoon to devise means to continue the club through the season. The claim is made that unless financial aid is given and better patronage assured the lub will go into the hands of a receiver. The salaries are all back and many of the stockholders are delinquent and show no disposition to settle lip. Things are in bad shape. THE NORTHWESTERN SHOOTERS. the sports of field day and the lecture before the literary societies by Dr. Vernon on "Lights and Shades of Life in Italy.” Great interest centers each year in the drills of the various cadet eorps. The battalion drill, dress parade, and artillery drills were unusually attractive and satisfactory this year, reflecting great credit upon Major Dinwiddie. There can be found nowhere a better ladies' cadet corps than in the Iowa Wesleyan University. The chief interest of the class day exercises consisted in the address by Clinton Coddington to the juniors, investing their representative, Mr. Wilmot C. Willits. with the senior rob*'. Mr. Willit s reply was very witty and spicy. Iowa Wesleyan university and Mt. Pleasant have long been proud of Mrs. Alice Babb, but never prouder than after listening to her alumnal lecture on Wednesday afternoon on "The Home Problem.” This was followed by the alumnal banquet in the college halls. where there were many glad reunions and happy toasts. The commencement exercises of the graduating class were held yesterday in the Grand Opera House, where a large audience was delighted with many excellent orations. The following degrees were conferred: A. ll.—Clinton G. Coddington. Homer ti. Fellow s. Julio* J. Laisy. I*. So.—Elsie Byrkit. Margaret Campbell, XV. ll. Jeffrey. Albert G. Sotaerf, lier!ha I . Straub, Ida Van Hon. Ii. Music.—Clara McFarland, Lillian O. Kcn-dig, Luella Maynard. D. D.-Rcv. W. S. Sicbcrts, Th. I)., Movico, Mix. M. A.—Leigh Woodson, Emma E. Day, Agnes Mason. Fannie Wheeler, Martha Day, Anna Lawson, J oil n Newsom, Mrs. V.C. Otto. John C. Willits, Mary L. Byrkit, Fannie L. Thompson. M. Se. Charles J. Blakeney, Win. ll. Hanna. W. W. Leo, Rose M. Andrews, Clara Cole. Anna Kurtz, Georgic Wilcox, Mrs. M. Weir Williams. NOTES. 'Fhe faculty were all re-elected. Provision was made fora more vigorous prosecution of work on the new chapel and science hall. The alumni were very glad to meet again their old instructor, Dr. Wray Beattie, of Washington. I). C. A pall of sorrow rested on the hearts of many on account of the sudden deal It of Rev. Blakeney. of Oskaloosa, one of the most honorable members of the board of trustees. The rendition of "'Flu' Holy City” by tin* Conservatory chorus on Tuesday evening was a very rich musical treat and added fresh laurels to Dr Rommel and Professor Seheetz. I. \Y. U. is closing her very hest year iii respect to numbers, work and finances. TERRIBLY III EARNEST. McDonough County People Avenge Ella Cordell. Will Hundreds of Dollar* Pouring in to Aid the Authorities in Their Search—Will the Murderer Ever be Found? —Other Crimes. A Good Day’s Sport at the Keokuk Fair Grounds. [Special to Tile Hawk-Eye.] Keokuk, la.. June 19.—The Northwestern Gun association held a shooting tournament at the fair grounds in this •tty to-day that was largely attended by prominent sportsmen from neighboring cities and towns. The principal feature of tin' tournament was the shoot for the American tield-cup. In this contest there were twelve entries as follows: W. S. Tobie and W. S. Scott, of Augusta. Illinois: W. T. Dewey, E. J. Brown, Win. Webster and A. Ii. Jones, of Quincy; J. W. Wctzell. J. B. Worthen, James Sargent, of Warsaw, illinois; lolin Boneeamp, J. F. Breitenstein, Fred Raber, of Keokuk. The shoot was at fifty birds,thirty singles and ten pairs, with the following score:    Breitenstein 3b, Dewey 39, Scott 37, Brown 31, Tobie 41, Webster 30. Jones 34, Raber 39, But. ties 31. Wetzell 32. Storri* 38. Boneau!p 13. Boncamp won the trophy, Tobie first money, Raber and Howey divided second money and Storris got third and fourth. Selecting Judicial Candidates. [Special to The Hawk-Eve.l Oskaloosa, la., June 19.—At the six district republican judicial convention held in this city to-day, Judges Ryan, of Jasper, and Johnson, of Mahaska, were nominated by acclamation. Thirty-four ballots were necessary to name a successor to Judge Lewis, who had refused to be a candidate. Colonel Dewey, of Washington, winning. A Horse Killed by Lightning. [Special to Tho Hawk-Eye.] Clarini)!!, la., June 19.—This morning while Mrs. Lyman, wife of Chas. Lyman, a hardware merchant, accompanied by her son was out driving a. heavy bolt of lightning struck Mrs. Lyman's hors killing it instantly. Mrs. Lyman and son were shocked badly. Robbed the Postottiee. LeMark, June 19.—Monday night a* Postmaster Sheet/, returned from ills supper, he saxv a man jumping from flu back window of his office. Ile gave chas» and captured    the    thief.    a* he proved to be. who gave    his    name    as Kelley. A confederate who was near was also captured. Both were    held    to the district court to-day    by Justice    Alline. They had stolen some stamps and cigars. FROM MANCHESTER, IOWA. -High School Gruduu-Uuniquc Hunk Ilis- PHSsengers Have a Narrow Escape. Des Moines, June 19.—The brake on an electriet car refused to aet yesterday morning and the car came flying dow n Fovrth street at a terrible rate. Fourteen passengers wa re on board and were all badly frightened and afraid to jump. At the foot of the hill the car jnmped tin' track and was badly wrecked on tie* curbing. Strangely enough nobody wa* hurt. \ Breezy Law suit-t ion Exercises—A t ory. [Correspondence of Tile Hawk-Eye.] Manchester, June 19.—Thcquietncss of our city has been disturbed for three days by a justice of the peace law suit. Two parties—a German and his mother-in-law—were accused of selling skimmed milk "contrary to the statue in such cases made and provided,” and after the mountain had labored it brought fort Ii a conviction. It took four of our hest lawyers two days to “get in” the testimony. and oui' day more to "get out” their talk, sometime* called arguments. The justice still lives, though in a precarious stat('. The Illinois Central Railway company is putting in a fine new bridge at this place. It was badly needl'd. Last Friday night the graduating exercises of our high school took place. Seventeen young ladies and gentlemen took diplomas. The exercises were excellent, and tin' graduates reflected much credit upon their instructors. Parties are here preparing a biographical history of the county. One of them, who has been in the business for many years, states that one of our banks—the Delaware County State bank—seems to be unique in its history. It has been in existence twenty-three years and the same officers are in control now who were tirst elected. Substantially the same stockholders hold the stock—they only dropout when tin' fatal astrix is placed before their names. That tile institution is doing a safe and profitable business goes without saying. In this county there is a clear, cold, limped stream which, being fed by springs, suggested to souk' piscatorial devotees the idea of placing brook trout iii it a few years ago. For the last six weeks then* has been on an average two hundred limut a week taken from it. Tile disciples of Walton rejoiced greatly. \V. IL Seeds, the cashier of the Delaware County State bank, and his wife are vacationing in Chicago. Mr. Harry Bradly, one of our most promising boys, graduated at the Uper iowa university last week. On Friday last, as Dr. Dittrner and one of hi* students wert' crossing the railroad track in a buggy in a heavy storm, they were stoned by a stroke of lightning them a buggy. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Macoup, 111., June 19.—Although the little town of Industry is isolated to a considerable extent from the outside world, yet news pertaining to the Cordell horror is not slow in traveling over the country roads as yet unknown to the telephone, telegraph or iron horse. Tilt; Hawk-Eye correspondent- has been the recipient, of myriad sensational • rumors concerning th*' celebrated case, but few. if any of them, ar*' worthy of consideration. The people are simply horrorstricken over Kila Cordell's butchery. They never dreamed for an instant that tin' sweet-faced girl whom everybody loved and respected would ever bt' in a condition where an abortionist's murderous services could possibly be needed. And yet. there are no unkind memories for the Elhi Cordell of a few weeks ago. There is only sorrow for a blasted home. a horrid death—a life cut short, a soul sent to the judgment seat. All the tenderest feelings of pity go out to those who suffer for the death of a loved one —for those who weep and moan over some trinket or keepsake that was once Kila Cordell's. In the breasts of fathers, husbands and brothers there arc feeling hard to sup-pros. While they propose that the law shall bi' vindicated and are promising that no man shall be unjustly accused, yet if the murderers and their accomplices are captured, it is thought that a rope and the nearest tree will wind up one of the blackest tragedies known iii the criminal annals of Illinois. Six hundred dollars ha* been subscribed towards aiding in th** *earch for Kila Cordell's murderers. Tin'sum will swell to a thousand dollars, if need be. The terrible shock of knowing that a sunny-faced home girl has been murdered Ila* measurably passed. The people have grimly determined that her death must be avenged. It is useless to pay attention to many wild charges and rumors flying about, concerning thi* murder. It i* understood that a Pinkerton detective is at work. It is hoped that his labors,will not prove fruitless. In the meantime other minds are active and other hands arc willing to prosecute the search. The gallows stands ready to do its part. Let no guilty man escape. A District Camp Meeting. Fort Dodge, June 19.—The Fort Dodge di*trict camp meeting will be held at Gowrie, opening on the evening of July 5 and closing July 14. The meetings will be in charge of Presiding Elder Walker and the preachers of the district. A number of other prominent minister** will lie present. Pleaded Guilty cif Murder. Iowa City. June 19.—The Meyers murder case terminated abruptly to-day. Joseph Albert*, the defendant, pleading guilty to murder in the second degree. which came various part lo near of the had on rubber coats undoubtedly saved hurt. at th* them to injure They both time, which from serious THE POLITICAL CALDRON. it A PROSPEROUS YEAR CLOSED. Bucklin’s Arnica Salve. The best salve in the world 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. 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 liver to a healthy activity,without irritating or weakening them, use Syrup of Figs._ Massachusetts* First Woman Dentist. Boston, June 19.—Annie Felton Rey nolds, the first woman dentist to graduate in the state, received her degree of D. D. S. from the Boston Denial College to-day. She also received the first prize for senior honors. Sleeplessness,nervous prostration, nervous dyspepsia, dullness, blues cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drug store. The New City Hall—Personal and Society Matters. [Correspondence of the Hawkeye.] Keithsburg. 111., June 19.—Burlington's popular architect, C. A. Dunham, was in our mart yesterday confering with the city authorities anent the city hall building. We may not add much to the poessy of Phiddias or any of the old masters in architecture, but under the supervision of Architect Dunham we feel assured of a structure that will be a credit to our place. The officers of the General Barnard and their families were given a ride around our city by our popular new wholesale firm, Messrs. Sprague & Whitney, who have made arrangements to run a series of excursions on tne river this summer. One of thfem will be to Fort Madison on the coming 4th. This is our first wholesale house, and the agents of the Diamond J > line. The officers of the General Barnard were de- To Defeat the Tin Plate Clause. Pittsburg. June 19.—The Tin Plate Record editorially claims that every tinned-plate importer in this country ha.* been assessed §10,000 and the English syndicate which controls the manufactures and mines in Monmouth. Shire and Cornwall has augmented this sum to nearly one minion dollars in order to defeat the tin plate clause in the McKinley bill.    __ Every tissue of the body, every nerve, bone and muscle is made stronger and more healthy by taking Hood’s Sarsaparilla. A Little Bed Bu*. [Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Warsaw , IIL, June 19.—A little red bug is doing great damage to the oats in Hancock county. Whole fields at different points are badly damaged. Change of life, backache, monthly irregularities, hot flashes, are cured by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Free samples at J. H-Witte’s drug store former high- The Commencement Season of the Iowa Wesleyan University at Mt. Pleasant. [Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye.] Mt. Pleasant. la.. June 19.—The exercises have been prolonged this year beyond the usual time on account of two new literary socities—the Harlan and the Hypatia. The former, named in honor of Mt. Pleasant’? honorable patriarch and Iowa'* great statesman, is composed entirely of male preparatory student?: the latter, in honor of the great woman mathmatieian of antiquity. is a society for young ladies. Their exhibition* were quite creditable. The old literary societies—the Ruthean, Philo mathean and Hamline—fully sustained their enviable reputation as among the very foremost of such societies in our proud state. The general impression prevails that the young ladies of the Ruthean eelipsed all their toned efforts. The graduating exercise of the senior preparatory special mention, as they wq>n the highe enconiums from all quarters. The cla--con tains thirty-two members, and prophesies a freshman class of fifty members for the university at the opening of the next session. The Baccalaureate sermon of President McFarland on June 15. - The World Conquered,” was a vivid and eloquent contrast between the helplessness, self-confessed. of scepticism and infidelity and the majestic power of the christian faith in triumphing in the contests of the world. The president gave fresh proof to his large host of admirers of his title to one of the most gifted pulpit orators of the west. Rev. Dr. Leroy M. Vernon. of the class of 1860. the illustrious founder of Methodism in Italy, preached the university sermon Sunday evening. His theme, “Our Assimilation to God,” was masterfully treated. Monday was fully occupied by the students* annual love feast, on cia: June ll s deserve st Comincnces to Boil iii Delaware County, Iowa—Politics Elsewhere. [Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye.] Maxi Hester. lo., June I*. -The political caldron ha* begun to boil. Our county, upon tho republican side, is uanimously in favor of the renomination of the Hon. I). B. Henderson for congress. There will b<* no falling away on the election day cither, even though Judge Couch *hould be hi* competitor. Judge Couch is an honest, upright judge and an affable gentleman, but wherin he has any superior qualifications a-* a statesman over any good republican neither lie or his friends have informed ii*, while a* compared with Henderson, he is as a pigmy to a Hercules. A republican who should vote for him would only advertise his apostacy or hi* indifference to political principles. From the latter cia" conics our purchable vote. This judicial district is hopelessly given over to democracy, hence the republican* can only stand aside and watch the procession. Fairness demands that it be recorded, however, that the three judge* now occupying the bench are honest men and above the average as judges. Among the democrats though, there i-an opposition to Judge Ney, of Independence, developing. IL* i* considered eccentric. too opinionated and decidedly too iconoclastic, hence he is to be dethroned. The Hon Charles Bronson of thi* place, ex-state senator and ex-Clevf land postmaster, i- being groomed for his place. Mr. Bronson would make a good judge, and we of thi* county arf praying for his success. That i*. the republicans are praying, not the democrat that i* their method.    Thor. MURDEROUS ASSAULTS. Finding of ii Louisiana Coroner’* .lory in flu* Richardson shooting Cast*. Baton Rot i.e. La., June 19.—Tin' coroner'* jury to.day found that Hilliard Richardson, who was killed during Tuesday'* election, wa* assaulted and killed by the Taylor gang. The latter, comprising five men, fired ten or fifteen shots at Richardson. Thep completely surrounded him and shot him from the back, front and both flanks. Richardson, iii defence drew a revolver and tired, wounding Eugene Taylor. It. is stated to-night that Taylor is dying. It. is learned that last night a crowd of men went to the residence of Dr. A. R. Holcombe, in Jackson, East Feleciana parish. Louisiana, and tired a volley of hots into hi* front door. Dr. Holcombe * treasurer of the state insane asylum and is a reputable physician. Worked an Old Dodge. Norfolk. June 19.—Two trams relieved tin* United States clothing house of a couple of pairs of trousers through an old and well-known dodge. One priced goods while the other “lifted” the clothing. They were overhauled by the marshal just as they were were leaving tin* city, and one of them and the stolen articles captured. 'Fhe other tramp made good his escape bv a sudden dash to the river. •‘PICK,” “PICK,” “PICK.” The Congressman Heard Renominated. Fayette, Mo., June 19.—Hon. John Heard was renominated for congress by acclamation yesterday by the democrat* of the *ixth congressional district. Carroll Paige Nominated for Governor. Montpelier. Vt., June 19.—The republican state convention wa* called to order at eleven o’clock this morning. Hon. James T. Martin, of Brattleboro, presided. After the appointment of a resolution committee. Carroll S. Paige was nominated for governor. For a disordered liver try' Beechain’s Pill? WEDDED BLISS. Minn Farwell Marries an Editor. Chicago, June 19.—Rose Farwell, youngest daughter of United States Senator Farwell, was married at noon at Lake Forest to Hobart C. Taylor, a member of an old and wealthy Chicago family and one of the editors of the weekly paper America. Pears is the purest and best soap ever made. I iiiprisoned Dunbar Miners Heard From—A Ray of Hope. Dunbar, Pa., June 19.—The imprisoned miners have been heard from. This evening tile men working in the head of the entry through which the rescuing party i* working it* way distinctly heard a “pick,” "flick” for a dozen times from the inside. The rescuers have gone to work with renewed vigor. The miners cannot be rescued for hours yet. The rescuing party i- within a few feet of the line leading from the Mahoning to the Hill Farm mine. But after this is reached the men will have to drive through seventy-five feet of coal to reach their Imprisoned comrades. The new* that the entombed miners had been heard from spread quickly throughout the little mining town and in a short, time the mouth of the Mahoning mine wa* crowded with men, women and children. Renewed tappings tills evening have inspired the rescuers with fresh courage. They do not now fear danger and it is not probable they will meet with any. Late tonight General Manager flazzard said they have hope* of reaching the men before daylight. A corps of physicians is waiting in readiness and every provision i* made to take care of *uchof the unfortunates a* may be alive. One of the rescuers said only two men can work at a time where they are now digging. The suspense among the anxious watchers above is an awful sight. tint of the hundreds who have gone through all pha*e* of hope to despair, there is one whose steadfast faith has been mon* than encouraging, even when the affair looked the blackest. David Davis, an old Welsh miner, was at one time entombed nine days in a mine in Cornwall, and his wifi never -gave up. She remembers that day. and should David Davi* ever emerge from the mine* here he will find a woman calmly awaiting at the door to welcome him. She patiently repeat* to all visitors that Davy will come. and no amount of reasoning or argument will make her believe that her husband i* not. alive, and hoping for hi* final return to her a* placidly as she awaits hi- corning. It i- now seventy-two hours since the explosion occurred and unless the men have something left in their buckets, hunger i* pressing them sadly if they are still alive. That they arc still living has received added hope from the fact that last night there wa- a sudden and unexplained increase in the ventilation through both the Ferguson arid Mahoning mine*. Thi* can only be accounted for by the fall of slate in the Farm Hill mine by an accident, or that the entombed miner* thenwve* have made a break through and are working towards rescuer* from inside. Mo re Gold for Europe. New York. June 19.—Speyer A Co. ordered 82f»o,ooo worth of gold for shipment to Europe to-day. Railroad Fmployee* Quit Work. Bellaire. O., June id.—The switchmen. conductors and brakemen of the Cleveland and Pittsburg railroad yard here all quit work this afternoon. A Champion Runner’s Hadden Death. Hillsdale, Mich., Jane 19.—Robert A. Ward, the champion half-mile amateur runner of the United State*, died at his home very suddenly, yesterday. French engineers propose ascend!* the Jungfrau by a succession of sianti roads, forming a zigzag to a height some 12,000 feet, landing nearly at summit of the mountain. —In Texas they say that wh steals a horse mustang. ;

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