Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - October 14, 1890, Burlington, Iowa
RUSHED JUNE, 1839.)
JIB UCH HARVEST.
w. Belknap Found Lifeless in His Bed.
bl* WM th* C»ui»*—Remiitl*-!?«fth* I»t* Seeretary of War
ju-fk# M',ler * tAT* Ebb* Ottt-WMhlneton News.
Oct. 13.—General Wil-ex-secretary of war, was this morning in his
that the immediate was inflammation of
^the Evans building on New venue in this city. The room in wa* found joined his office "nd was only occupied by the during his wife's absence from General Belknap was last seen saturday night about mid-” i, be was on his way to his .nnarently in excellent health.
-Snap, wh0 is in New York Clty’ notified of her husband’s sudden
rtjroner's inquest showed that the buffered from fatty degeneration heart and bis death
en death of General Belknap another honored citizen of in the person of .justice Miller, indoor, is a sad and singular But a few weeks ago an-diVtinguished citizen of the same odre McCrary, passed away. The General Belknap is peculiarly t from the circumstances at-it He died alone, with not a ■ him. his family away, and it is his body must have lain twenty-r* at least before it was found iring by the woman who cared tely rooms.
Belknap's career has been an ,nd checkered one. He was a Iowa soldier in the union army »conspicuously able man in the positions he tilled, and when tGrant appointed him secretary after the death of his faithful the country believed it was a ard for distinguished services. the exposures brought about, investigations of the forty-fourth and General Belknap’s en-retireraent from the cabinet. To the friends of General Belknap t he was guiltless of any knowl-the corrupt domestic inflencnce i he was surrounded and which le bartering of the post-trader-seandalous things.
! Boynton said to-day that the would one day. if it. has not aine so, acquit him of any evil decorrupt act. “Like the noble I he was,” said t he general, “he -ii himself all the blame and bore fences in silence in order to far as possible from publicity, preme folly of his wife aud rela-
hasty resignation from the -tment arid Grant's prompt ac -the democratic house in the orth congress impeached General but nothing ever came of it. i the senate was on the right tssto impeach an officer who infer in the service, and that ided that the impeachment pro-were void after his retirement.
I Belknap went to New York « but soon returned here and the practice of law. He had a tentage and made a great deal of his extravagant family kept putatively poor. His wife has i part of the time since her wnfallin Europe, while the genders in lonely bachelor quarry Belknap was born at Newkirk, in September, 1829,
I educated at Princeton. College. a1 Belknap was a very eonspieu-n on the streets. He was tall, in figure and had a most dis-dair. He dressed with great was very abstemious in his He did not go into society at all rarely seen about the clubs or es where public men resort. las been very poor of late-subject to gout and rheumatic
ttirriay he attendtd an auction of I estate which he had been offeree time, and on Saturday night ion Fifteenth street looking up ivatiiaavenue, apparently inter-asquad of young athletes who turning from the games.
IRelknay’s wife and daughter in New York and have been by telegraph. His son Hugh, railroad man connected with tiinore and Ohio, is now in Chl
or twenty yards of the union breastworks without discovery. The flags of two opposing regiments would meet on the opposite side of the same works and would be flaunted by their respective bearers in each other's faces. Men were bayonetted across the works and officers with their swords fought hand to hand men with bayonets. Colonel Belknap took prisoner Colonel of the Forty-fifth
ai w Lam pie y
Alabama, pulling him over the work* by his ct,at collar, while being fired at by men at his side’ Belknap, throughout the engagement say his comrades and commanders, showed a complete disregard for personal danger. He not only cheered his men by his voice, but he nerved them by his own heroic deeds.
Mrs. Belknap has decided general shall be buried cemetery and the funeral take place Thursday.
that the at Arlington will probably
JUSTICE BULLER DEAD.
Without Pain Ho Quietly Sinks to Kest-The Burial to Be at Keokuk.
Washington, Oct. 13.—.Justice Miller Hied to-night at eight minutes of eleven o clock without a struggle and apparently without pain. A few minutes before he die the phlegm in histhroat gradually acc urn I ated and his frame quivered. It was evident the end was fast appl oaching and the members of his household who were not in tho sick room were hastily summoned to his bed side. Besides Mrs. Miller and her son, Irvine there were present Dr. Cook, J. W. Wol-worth, an old friend of Justice Miller who had just arrived from Omaha, the family servants and Chief Clerk’McKenney, of the supreme court.
Soon after death the face of the justice, which had become somewhat drawn during the last days of his illness, changed to a perfectly natural condition and he looked as if in a quiet sleep. No arrangements for the funeral will be made until to-morrow, but it is certain his remains will be removed to his home Keokuk, Iowa, where they will be terred in the family burying ground.
To-morrow the supreme court will meet as usual and after the announcement of the death of Associate Justice Miller by Chief Justice Fuller, the court will adjourn.
Mrs. Tousalin and Miss Corkhill, daughter and grand daughter of the justice, will reach Washington to-morrow afternoon.
GENERAL WASHINGTON NEWS.
Cha ii s«<* Matte in Iowa for the Week tending October ll.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.]
Washington, Oct. 13.—The following postoffice changes were made in Iowa during the week ending October ll: Established — Buckland, Aliamakoe county; Elbert L. Calhoon, postmaster.
Name Changed—Clifton, Louisa county, to Cotter; James F. Blair, postmaster.
Postmasters Appointed—Elkhart, Polk onnty, J. H Woods; Pleasant Grove, Des Moines county. J. P. Millard; Savannah, Davis county, R. Piggins.
BURLINGTON. IOWA. TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14, ISIK).
HO, FOR HOHL
(PRICE; 15 CENTS PER WEEK.
The Presidential Party Will Arrive in Washington To-Day.
(/bier Executive—He Attend* Church
in Indlanapoll* - On the Hume Stretch.
*assnme speculation this morn-whether the same honors would 11 dw war department to the
Atw’ary that are always paid in It was he!q by some t hat I hp
its under which General Belkins connection with the de-imirht prevent the usual drap-B«t these doubts were quickly dis-opn two officers from the war de-t &Pf*ared at, the inquest in ™ set official information General Grant said official record showed that nothing dishonorable in Gen-JiS severaeco of his relations apartment His resignation r!, . an(* accepted, and there weia! knowledge of anything ’‘-ame honors to his memory BW as have been to all deceased •,r'- with the single exception ^ Davis, who. at his death.
* (ttizen of his own country.
roent will be draped this aft-j ft us,|al general order will be on the day of the funeral the w>li be closed.
iv k5?rs 'n volume on
at Times" characterizes Genii’ as beau ideal of an
'Nm" a man of finest phy-^Wus to att extreme, trained 'n 'ove with his profess .J!!1 canners, and a patriot.
’ education had combined to La uSUCCe8sful soldier. His I was a brave soldier in wa lke Florida and the v,rI rs’ r'sing by promotion u. „°Us Irades from lieutenant *r general.
^ Lu* 4 'aw partner of Hon. who was afterwards >r °* i°wa and judge of tor lr*; "to**n tbe war broke Mricwood appointed Bel 0 the 15th Iowa infantry. gallantry and his eool-danger 5ti«n of
Work od the NicarHgna CadhI.
Washington, Oct. 13.—Official information recently received here furnishes ground for confidence that the Nicaragua canal will be completed within the next six or seven years. There are now more than a thousand men at work on the line, and six surveying parties are in the field under the direction of Chief Engineer Menocal, making details, and estimates upon which to base contracts with private corporations tor the necessary dams, locks, and excavations. The differences between Nicaragua and Costa Rica regarding the right of way have been satisfactorily 'settled and both governments will now give every possible aid and encouragement in their power. The troubles and jealousies that have existed in Costa Rica were inspired by speculators who cared much less for the construction of the canal than for the profits they might acquire by a change in the route selected. The canal company has purchased a large part of the plant used upon the abandoned Panama work, and this is now being engaged in dredging the harbor of Greytown, in building a breakwater to protect it, and in constructing a railway along the line of the canal for the more convenient transportation of materials and supplies.
Chief Engineer Menocal, who is now at Mangna, writes in the most hopeful spirit, and says that during the approaching winter, which is the most favorable time for labor in the tropical regions, he expects to have a large, proportion of the most difficult w*ork completed. The greatest difficulty is found in securing competent laborers, owing to the climate. Thousands of men who were taken from th** Panama canal have proved to be worthless, and their places have been supplied by negroes from Jamaica. Cuba. and other West India islands, who are acclimated, and can endure the heat much better than those trout coo\t*r IMW*.
Indianapolis, Oct. 11. — President
“ath “itvnd JR"* *»« a quiet Sunday in this (tty. The train arrived at 5 a in
SSn SS! ?ftttr*a/d Party left the son P^ i J, Thracy going to Deni-rigid, ate Secretary Halford to the
Hen?*0ck i Smith, and the presi-
d®nt home of his late son-in-law,
SlLj After breakfasting the
pres dent drove to his old church, the r irst Presbyterian, and occupied his old mZ , ^cretary Ttraey and Mr. and Mrs. Mckee. The church was crowded both because of the president’s visit and the baptism and admission to the church or a class of young people.
,Rev. ^r* W* L. Haines, pastor of the church took his text: “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, bemuse that God sent His only begotten Non into the world that we might live through Him.” At the conclusion of the sermon holy communion was received by the congregation, President Harrison participating. At the conclusion of the services the president stood for a time in front of the church exchanging greetings w’ith many old friends who crowded about him to grasp his hand. Then the party was driven to the Denison for dinner. The afternoon was spent with friends and in a drive about the city.
THE JOURNEY RESUMED.
Union City, Iud., Oct. 13.—Promptly at six o’clock this morning the special train bearing President Harrison and his party pulled out of Indianapolis on the return to Washington, D. C.
The president spent last nignt aboard his car, and as he arose this morning he appeared much refreshed from the day’s rest afforded him yesterday at, Indianapolis.
■exciting Campaign in Went Virginia.
Washington. Oct. 13.—There is a very exciting political campaign going on in West Virginia and the republicans hope to carry the state and elect at, least two of the three members of congress. Mr. Stephen B Elkins, who is a candidate for the United States senate, is managing the republican campaign and furnishing most of the funds. The democrats are very much alarmed at the sit,-iHition and the prospects and have sent committees to New York nnd \\ji>hin£-ton to appeal for assistance. As a consequence. Mr. Flower, chairman of the democratic congressional committee, has undertaken to raise some money in New York, and the secretary of the committee has promised to bring the services oi everyman in the party who would i_^e y be effective on the stump. Senator Carlisle and Representative Breckinridge,
of Kentucky, left for West Virginia^at once and will remain there through the campaign, talking chiefly upon the tariff.
Conform!..* to Civil Service Caw.
Washington. Oct. 13.—In ord*rta° carry out the spirit as well as the letter of the civil service law the secretary’ the treositrv to-day agreed to change the existing practice in making of examinations of applicants for promotions in the treasury department in cases of bono ably discharged soldiers and sadors who by law are entitled to preference, other things being equal. The change will be accomplished by adding five per cent to the percentage made by such persons in the examination referred to.
The Question has been asked, "In what reaped are St. Patrick’s Pills better than
the Vicksburg campaign, and
won for him . bis chief eoin-^rst battle. Courage, ans* ini in posts of danger
Cities h! ng m(>n in peril he possessed. He was ^finth and to* Atlanta
ihJ° ,toe march to the sea. Z SfNfte of the 22d of
HtrpriL1 of the union
xIm tor a time over-, th0sl beaten, there was Belknap in hurling
ted u j and noble and Hedrick were at their the unexpected and •as begun in front,
J hiioJi r C0In,uand. In-tly °n their swords
l3to. Ktk ? Iowa brigade,
1 William h'th raiments,
tout Hal1 tho nth, was
tsof tho mo*t terrible
and ft*!!, War* To the Iowa the ? 15th Iowa fell
any other?” Try then. You will lind that they produce a ide^anter catMrt
e^et. ar. tnore certain^..beirut,bu,
Tale at 25c
and that they cleanse the whole system the liver and bowels, tor per box by druggists.
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The rehff^Hy distinguished
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assault and, hav-MqmL woods, they could Places within fifteen
The Campaign in New York State.
Utica Oct. 13—The campaign in New York state opened to-day^hetore^a mass-nieeting here, when Speaks Keed
addressed 3,500 people. pr mUch
that two years ago they said after thought they were in favor o proWic
Phe0|>'e ,Ti„!;“VVhe!r%oCthls'f5.ll will
siow I? they were consist.1.t or not^^e
also spoke of the necessity of the pa-of the election bill.
A Woman’s SweiTrWill
She is prematurely d^p_™«11 men vc by of face and form. and ma im^u|ari.
the wasting effec-18 ttf Hilmciilte this dram
ties peculiar U) her ax. lo chielb||t ui>on. not only Hcr strensr ^ ig hei. first
upon hor ammlile qua,uit^ snecdily aecomp* duty. Th* is ^rily and spminy ^ Jished by a course ofjsclf treatm ine and Pierce's Favorite Pr<£cripti°n. a "^DRred <j8-
bojn to her ae*. Druggists.
AT A NOK USON.
At Pendleton a brief stop was made and a committee from Anderson boarded the train. An immense crowd was assembled at Anderson aud the president on being introduced made a speech in which, after expressing his pleasure at the greeting, he spoke of the wonderful transformation in Anderson by natural gas. In regard to its industries he said: “Diversification of industry is the secret of development in all communities. Men are prosperous and communities are great just in proportions as their industries are so diversified. Then every man finds wo#k to do and every man finds a near market for the product of.his work. This is being realized .here in Indiana. Who can tell what will be the future of this city—of all these cities situated above the reservoir of gas fuel? I am glad to see in this assemblage so many of these school children. Let your factories be filled with brawny stalwart men who do men's work, but my friends, have tender watchful care of the little ones. See that your schools are conducted on a high plane, see that these young people are taught in early life those lessons of loyalty and morality that are essential to the development of true American citizens. Look carefully after them; as one who has never ceased to love and sympathize with children let me say this. He brave and hopeful, boys, for in this land of ours, over which the starry flag floats, there is no obstruction in your way. You can be just what you will be. With industry, fidelity, studiousness, pluck, an upright character and a dutiful regard to parents who love and care for you, there is nothing between you and the stars to which you may not aspire in the public life of this great country. [Cheers. |
When the city of Muncie was reached another large assembly had congregated.
The president made a speech in which he greeted his old friends and expressed his delight at again seeing Muncie, which he said he had been familiar with for many years. He mentioned the finding of gas there some years ago, and which, since then, has added comfort to homes and prosperity and development of manufactures. In closing, the president said:
“And now, my friends, all over this, and above all this, and better than it all, let us keep in mind those higher things that make our country great. I do not forget that your good county sent to the war of the union in gallant regiments that went from this gallant state a multitude of brave men to stand by the flag. [Cheers. | Some of them are here with you to-day [Applause.] Now let that love of the flag be still uppermost in your hearts. Nothing has pleased me more as
I passed Ihronah some of our western states than to see that svhnnt children
everywhere had th* hand
so here and everywhere. Let them learn to love it, to know its beauty, in order that wIipd the time of peril comes they may be ready to defend it. | Prolonged applause. I Now to these friends who have assembled in the early morning hour to welcome me as I pass through I beg to say that I am most grateful for your appreciative kindness.'
Sidney. Ohio, Oct. 13.—One of the greatest, demonstrations of the day took place at Winchester, where a stand had been erected and several thousand people were assembled. Every building in the city was decorated and even telegraph poles were adorned with stars and stripes. In a few appropriate words Congressman Brown introduced the president, who spoke as follows:
My friends, it gives me great pleasure to hear from the lips of your honored fellow-citizen, my old time army comrade these words of welcome spoken in your behalf. I thank you for the assurance given me that your assembling here together is, without regard to differences of belief but as American citizens having common interests and a common love for the flag and the constitution. I have had occasion to say before that ii we would only forget for a time the rancor and heat of our division and number things in which we a»?ree and have common interests we would find that these outnumber our points of disagreement. It is essential to the existence of a country like ours that thought and speech should be free. and free thought means differing thought. means that though the individual exercise in the faculties God has will reach in public question conclusions. But, as I rem, other day to another audience, as long as nl.r differences stand like the opposing bitterness of a great arch confronting each other, but united above in lovejor titution and the flag. we nave . . „ faar Now, to these good people of Randolph eounty, people_of • » nrHerlv way, where social order is
^Ce^ml&ned. -h*J*«,^ rtf find and lev© of man i^s tullo t y dr exercise; where all gentle and kind-and exeri n(qffhborly influences are
dyonSt: t,, those ^
SSS for S hearty and cordial wel-
come- AT UNION CITY.
Br»T^KprSident'S train was next stop of t F ^ thg ^^ary
radofatInd"anI and Ohio and here the
n- Lo’uUve aka in left the train and chief exeunt _ whj0h was sur-
of people. Can-
sornetimes with reason, sometimes witn-out, that the great body of our people are interested only in good government, in good administration; and that the offices shall be fitted by men who unditf-stand they are the servants of the people and who serve faithfully aud well. If it were not so a president would despair. Great, as our government is, vast as is ow civil list, it is wholly inadequate nu satisfy the reasonable demands of men, awd so from disappointment, reasonable wr unreasonable, we turn with confidence and receive with encouragement these kindly greetings from the toilers of the country, men and women, who only ask from the government that it shall protect them in their lives, their property and their homes; that it shall encourage education, provide for these sweet young children so that they shall have an easier road in life, that their fathers had, and that there shall be an absence of corrupt intent or act in the administration of public business.”
The next place reached was Sidney, Ohio, where a brief stop was made and the president shook hands with a few friends. At Degraff the principal of the village schools introduced the president to a large assemblage of school children. The president made a pleasant speech to the children and then shook hands with many of them.
Bellefontaine was in gala attire when the train pulled into that city and every man, woman aud child seemed to be in the throng that turned out to welcome the president. In the course of his remarks the president said: “Not every
one can hope to reach the maximum of human wealth or enjoyment, but nowhere else is there so general a diffussion of human comfort and conveniences of life as in this land of ours. You must not, then, show unthaukfulness to the framers of our great constitution or to God by indulging in gloomy forebodings or unreasonable complaint. He has not promised that every where and every season the fields should give their full returns. He has promised that the food of man should not fail. Other countries have now and then appealed to philanthropic help from abroad to feed their population greater or less. The United States always has a surplus after its people are fed, and for this we should be thankful. I have been told every where on this trip that though the crops in some respects and in some places have been short, the general prosperity is very great. Everywhere I have been told that no wheel is idle and that no hand is idle that seeks for employment; that honest bread may come to his household.
I believe we are on an upward grade of prosperity, if we will be brave and hopeful and true, that shall lead us, perhaps, to a development and an increase of wealth we have never before attained.”
The president then introduced Secretary Tracy who spoke briefly.
Crestline, O., Oct. 13.—Short stops were made at LeRue, Agostaand Marion, but the president merely bowed to the cheering multitude from the rear of the platform and made no speeches. There were loud cries for a speech a Galion, but the president begged to be excused. Crestline was reached at 12:45 and a brief stop was made.
AT SHERMAN '' HOME.
Canton, O., Oct. 13.—At Mansfield another large crowd was assembled and the president spoke briefly thanking them for their kindness and saying he was glad to be permitted to stop at the home of their distinguished senator and his friend Sherman. “I am sure,” he 'aid, “however you may differ with him in political opinion, that the people of Mansfield, and of Ohio, are proud of the eminence which he has attained in the counsels of the nation and the distinguished service he has been able to render his country, not only in congress, but in the treasury department. [Cheers, j He is a twin in greatness with that military brother who led some of you, as he did me, in some of the great campaigns of the war, and they have together rendered conspicuous service to this country, which we, as they, love with devoted affection.
A committee from Wooster boarded the train at Mansfield. At its head was Professor Stoddard, formerly professor of chemistry at Miami university when President Harrison attended that institute. The president warmly greeted his former tutor.
the people he had begun talking before breakfast and had scarcely had time for lunch but so long as his voice was left he could not refuse to recognize these hearty greetings. This respect is not withheld by political opponents and it is pleasant to know that in all things that affect the integrity and honor and perpetuity of our government we rise above party ties and consieerations. There is not much a president can do to shape the policy of the government, for after all the policy of our laws isdirected by congress. The president may veto but he cannot frame a bill. Therefore, said the president, it is of great interest to you and to all our people that you should chose such men to represent you in congress as will faithfully promote these policies to which you have given your intelligent adhesion.
ON THE home stretch.
Pittsburg, Oct. 13.—After leaving Alliance a rapid run was made to this city, where the train was at once transferred to a section of the eastern train. The president was seen for but a few minutes and remained seated in his car observed only by a few curious trainmen, it not being generally known he was to pass through the city. At half-past seven the train pulled out for Washington. On the same train was Senator Quay, who had been in Pittsburg all day in conference with republican local leaders. The president so far has been gone eight days on the trip and in that time has traveled a distance of over three thousand miles. During these eight days he has made forty speeches.
THE WORLD’S PAIR.
President Palmer Kefuse* a Princely Salary.
Chicago, Oct. 13.—Hon. T. W. Palmer, president of the World's Fair national commission was in conference to-day with assistant secretary of the treasury, Nettleton, who Is in the city regarding World’s Fair matters. President Palmer said he would inform the department that he (Palmer) would decline to receive M2,OOO annual salary allowed him and would charge only his actual expenses during such time as he devoted in Chicago or elsewhere wholly to the business of the exposition. President Palmer, when asked what he thomrht of the salaries of Director General Davis and Secretary Dickinson (M5,1)00 and $10,000), said he thought them none too large, and as the work progresses, the figures ought to be increased.
THIRTY EXCURSION TRAINS
%Vill Vinit the Texas State Fair During the FIr«t Week.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.1
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 13.—There will be thirty excursion trains to this city from northern states during the first week of the state fair, which opens next Saturday and continues until November 2d. There never was such an exhibition in the south and many exhibits had to be rejected for want of space. The colored people have a separate exhibit for which the association has offered one thousand dollars in premiums. Their showing in horses, cattle and fancy work is very promising. The Washington press correspondents will be given a grand ball and will visit the principal cities in Texas.
Next to the fair th** people of Dallas are elated over the discovery of pure artesian water at a depth of one thousand feet, the well yielding a little over one million gallons a day. This solves the problem with which Dallas had to contend. The water comes to the surface with a roar that is heard blocks away and has a temperature of S3 degrees.
REED AT BURLINGTON.
The Noted Speaker Will Address the Voters Here October 22.
The Political Pot iii Iowa—A Terrible Tragedy at De* Maine*—The Death of a Brakeman—General Iowa Mew* and Note*.
[Special to The Hawk-EyeJ Des Moines, Oct. 13.—Speaker Reed wired Chairman Perry, of the third district committee, at Dubuque, Saturday, that he would speak in Burlington on Wednesday, October 22. He will also speak at Waterloo on Thursday, October 23. _
AI IImoii at Marshalltown.
(Special to the Hawk-Eye.) Marshalltown, Oct. 13.—A huge crowd assembled to hear Senator Allison here this evening in the opening address of the campaign in this vicinity. Much enthusiasm was manifested. Allison spoke in a happy vein and always forcible. He presented the issues of the campaign in a light which cannot help but make republican votes.
Delaware County Politic*.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.)
Man* Hester, la.. Oct, 13.—The political campaign was opened in this county to-day at Earlville by the Hon. R. G. Horr, of Michigan. From now until the election it will be as the saying is, “red hot.”
On the Pith there is to be a grand republican rally at this place when Hon. R. M. La Follette, of Wisconsin, Hon. D. B. Henderson, of Dubuque, Hon. M. I). O’Connell, of Ft. Dodge, and Hon. A. J. Hopking, of Illinois, will address tile people.
This eounty is good for its usual republican majority. The people here are not ready to transfer the reins of government to the party which has worked against all reforms aud only a few years since attempted to destroy this union.
HIS PRICE WA8 TOO LOW.
.lame* Miner Becomes Enraged Wife and Suicides.
[Special lo The Hawk-Eye.)
Marshalltown. la.. Oet. 13.—James Miner, tenant of a farm two miles west of Gilman^ committed suicide Saturday night by taking strychnine. Miner had sold a load of potatoes at Grinnell and on his returning home his wife upbraided him for not getting better prices. He flew into an ungovernable rage, seized a bottle containing the poison and rushed into the night and was found dying shortly afterwards.
A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.
nothing to compel the road to furnish cars beyond the average demand, and expresses a determination to investigate the statement that the present supply is
an average one.__
A New U*e fur ToUtol’* Book.
Fort Dodge, Oct. 13.—Harry Morgan, a prisoner in the Webster county jail, recently received a copy of the “Kreutzer Sonata.” It came by mail, addressed in care of the sheriff. In glancing over it Sheriff Adams found two of the leaves neatly pasted together. Between them were concealed two sharp steel saws. A well planned attempt to escape was frustrated. _
A Plug Horne Fell oil Him.
[Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye.)
Salem, la., Oct. 13.—Thursday Ell. Brown, a young fanner who was riding a olug horse in a race, was dangerously injured by the horse falling on him. He may recover.
Ftni*h«d Her Century.
Dubuque, la., Oct. 13.—Mrs. F. Bradley, wife of A. C. Bradley, of Lattner-ville, Dubuque county, died Friday, aged HK) years.
ironTand steel men.
LOCKING THE STABLE DOOR.
Dublin Castle Authorities Searching' for Dillon and O’Brien
They Arrive in Chicago nod are Given the Freedom of the City
Chicago, Ort. 13.—A large number of the members of the British, German and American societies who attended the recent iron and steel congress in New York arrived here this morning. They were met by a large committee and a formal reception was tendered them at the Palmer house, where Mayor Cregier, after a speech of welcome, tendered the visitors the freedom of the city. Sir James Kitson made a graceful speech in reply, and Mr. Thielen, of the German in stitute, also spoke. The party was then taken to the Washington park club house, where luncheon was served. In the evening a banquet was tendered them at the Auditorium.
Eight Chicagoan* Under Arrest Charged With the Crime.
CHH ago. Oct. 14. — Eight men charged with attemped naturalization frauds were arrested to-night by the federal authorities. They are Bernard Manning. Edward McKenna. John Coffee, .James Sheehan, Thus. Harrington, John Calahan and Patrick and John Murray. Tile United State* marshall said to-nighi the authorities had been aware that false naturalization was being indulged in to a surprising extent, and to-night’s arrests are only a starter in matter. In what interest the supposed frauds were taken was not developed. A very sharp local campaign is in progress with important state and legi-lative offices also at 'take.
A BOY ROAD AGENT.
TO DIG FOR OIL.
IN M’KINLEX s DISTRICT.
At Wooster the students of the university joined their college cry to the cheers of the citizens. This was the first point in Congressman McKinley’s district at which the president spoke. The president spoke but briefly as the time was short and many other stops remained to be made.
A large crowd was assembled at Orrville, but there was no time for a speech.
At Masilion there was a great crowd of Grand Army veterans, school children and citizens, headed by the mayor. As tile train passed the city operatives from the mtvvtUdwmu e,sUh\\s\\me<\ls neat
starry flag in their j the road gathered al the track J Prolonged cheer*. | lA*t it be and cheered the president a' he
sped by. In his address, referring to the Industrie- of the city, the president said: It is well that your interchanging industries and pursuits lean upon and help each other, increasing and making possible the great, prosperity which you enjoy. I hope it is true here that everybody is getting a fair return for his labor. We cannot, afford in America to have any discontented classed and if fair wages are paid for fair work we will have none. I am not one of those who believe that cheapness is the highest good. [Cheers. | I ain not one of those who believe it can be to my interest or to yours to put in the market anything below the price that pays to the men who make it fair living wages. [Great applause.] We should all “live aud let live” in this country. Our strength, our promise for the future, our security for social happiness is the contentment of the great masses who toil. It is in the kindly intercourse and relationship between capital and labor each having an appropriate increase that we shall find the highest good, capitalist and employer everywhere extending to those who work for human rights kindly consideration with compensating wages.
When the train rolled into Canton over five thousand people were assembled to greet the chief executive. The G. A. R. and other organizations were out in full force. The president spoke in response to an address of welcome, saying in part:
“I am glad to be at the home of one with whom I have been associated in congressional duties for a number of years, and who, in all personal relations with me, as I believe with you, his neighbors, has won my regard, as I am sure he has won yours. [Cheers.] And without any regard to what may be thought of the McKinley bill, I am sure here to-day you are all the good neighbors and friends of William McKinley. [Applause. J Kind-hearted and generous as he seemed to me. I arn sure he has not failed In those social relations, whatever judgment you may have of his political opinions, in making the masses of the people proud of him as their distinguished son. [Applause. J We all desire, I am sure, that all relations between the employers and workmen shall be friendly and kind. I wish everywhere the associations were closer and employers more thoughtful of those who work for them. I am sure there is one thing on which we all agree, whatever our views may be on the tariff or finance and that is that there is no prosperity that in the wide, liberal sense does not embrace every deserving and industrious man and woman in the community. [Applause], We are ail responsible citizens and we should all be free from anything that detracts from our liberties and independence or that retards the development of our intelligence, morality and patriotism.
Pittsburg, Oct. 13.—At Alliance another large crowd greeted the presiden-ll il party and the president made his thirteenth speech of the day. He told
A Com p:»uy Organized to Proapect
Hancock County, lltinoi*.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.)
Nauvoo, 111., Oct. 13.—This section of Hancock county is much excited over the formation in Fort Madison of a company to prospect for mineral and,oil. Messrs. Colonel McCray, Joseph B. and Dennis A. Morrison, Dr. Joseph A. Smith, W. H. Kretzinger, Charles H. Peters and Charles Brewster, met Friday evening at the First National bank in Fort Madison for the purpose of organizing the company. After some discussion it was agreed by the gentlemen thai each of them contribute the sum of Slop to be used for the purpose stated above, the money to be paid to Peters and McCray. It was decided to employ a mining expert upon whose advice the company is toad. Correspondence for that purpose will be made. Five thousand acres of land on the Illinois side between Niota and Nauvoo have been leased for the above purpose and mining for this purpose will soon be commenced. It is thought that a rich coal field will bo opened.
Two Children Killed by the Cars Near De* Moines.
Des Moines, la., Oct. 13.—A frightful accident happened on the Roek Island road in the western edge of the city Saturday afternoon. Peter and Minnie Burg, the former three years old and the latter twenty months, only children of Peter Burg, a miner, were run over and instantly killed. The trainmen claim that the babes were asleep on the traek and that, owing to the curve in the road they could not be seen in time to stop the train.
CUT IN TWO.
Terrible Death of Brakeman John Yedt Near Oskaloosa, Iowa.
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Marshalltown, la.. Oct. 13.—John Vedt, a Central railroad brakeman residing at Gifford, was run over and killed last night at a bridge over North Skunk river between New Sharon and Oskaloosa. The train stopjied at a water tank and Vedt went out to set the brakes. He fell between the cars and was cut in two. Hvi was unmarried.
RICH AND WEARY OF LIFE.
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New York Oct. Ut. — Walter O. Ker-nochan, twenty-six year* old. over-rich
and surfeited with the comfort' of this world, blew his brains out at 2:30 this morning. He had ju st returned to his apartments at the Delta Chi club, at 5 East Twenty-seventh street, having been out w'ith friends to dinner. Kcrnochan had a good social standing, was possessed of over half a million dollars aud was engaged in a profitable business that was making him richer all the time. “I look upon this act of his. ’ said one of his friends, “as the culmination of his gloomy ideas upon life. So far as we know there was no woman's influence. He liked to lounge about the Calumet club, talking horse, or cise to sit at the window and stare at the passers-by. In business he was almost over-conscientious. He would reproach himself bitterly if he arrived at his office a few minutes late and found that he had been wanted for anything. He was naturally of a mercurial temperament and I guess he had at times a vivid conviction of the hollowness of life. He was one of the young men who have seen life and become blase at an early age. He probably thought life wasn't worth living and so got out of it.” He was descended from a family well known in New York, New Orleans and Newport.
Au Did Soldier at Marshalltown Pm*** Away.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.)
Marshalltown. la , Oct. 13.—Daniel Session, a veteran of the soldiers' home, while down town yesterday morning fell in a fit on the street. He was conveyed to the home at once and died fifteen minutes after his arrival. He was a member of Company B, 31st Iowa. and was aged forty-six. His relatives reside at Cedar Falls, where his remains will be taken.
Hold* Up a
Stage and (title* Sack*
Oct. 13.—An overland ii)) hear here last night
Ukiah, Cal., stage was held by a masked robber, who secured the express box and mail. While he was rifling the mail sacks the driver of the stage tried to shoot nim but hi* pistol wouldn’t work. The robber fired two shots at the driver, both missing. This afternoon the robber was found in the woods and proved to be a boy about eighteen years old—a stranger in this vicinity.
Pittsburg, Oct. 13.—The annual convention of *he Laundrymen’* National association met in this city to day with seventy-five members present from all parts of the country. In his annual ad dress, President Doremus, of Chicago, denounced the Chinese and advised the local organizations to starve them out bv inducing landlords not to lease rooms to them, and where Chinamen were located to start opposition establishments and take their trade.
Conflicting Report* from the Xainbil.
Lisbon, Oct. 13.—Conflicting report, have been received here regarding the situation of affairs at the mouth of th Zambii river. One report alleges that one of the British stern wheel gun boats attempted to pass up the river, to prevent which a line of Portuguese gun boats were anchored across the mouth of the river, with instructions to passively resist the passage of British vessels, and that she ran down and sank one of th* Portuguese war ships. Another report says the British gun boats have not yet started from Zanzibar
The National**!* Believed t** Dave Flayed
With Balfour— The opening of the British Parliamentary » an-paign—Foreign New*.
London, Oct. 13 —The Dublin Castle authorities are busily engaged in the operation known a> “locking the stable door after the colt ha' been 'tolen.” Every nook and cranny in the three kingdoms are being searched for the missing members of parliament. The activity shown by the government iii scouring Queenstown harbor for the fugitive' excites much ridicule. It would be incredibly stupid for O'Brien and Dillon lo remain in Ireland several days after their flight fr«»m Tipperary became known and then attempt to leave the country by one of the regular 'teani'hip routes. This is apparent to every one except government officials, and the nationalist papers are jeering at the police for their exhibition of tx jhM facto vigilance. There U a growing helief here that the men named at the Dublin conference as the delegates to visit America, outside of Dillon, O'Brien and Gill, are not those who will really go. It is thought thai the wrong names were given out in order to ihrow the government on a false scent in the belief that it is Balfour s intention to arrest the whole delegation if hi' judice find them going by the ordinary route. There is great jubilation in'tory circles and corresponding indignation among the nationalists at Davitt’s attack on Parnell for not attending the lat*s conference. It is regarded as only the first installment. Parnell will follow his usual course and take no notice of the attack.
The Parliamentary Uampaign.
London, Get. 13.—The extra parliamentary campaign will mk»u be in full blast, and the leading orators of both parties will be talking to big audiences in varioii' parts of England and Scotland. Lord Salisbury, it i> now 'aid will not address the National Union of Conservative association at Liverpool, a-had been announced. Mr. Balfour will take his place on that occasion, in accordance with the policy of the ministry to devolve upon the Iri'h chief secretary the leading championship of the unionist cause*, both in the house of commons and on the platform. Mr. Balfour will 'pi ak al'O at different places nu the l?th. 18th and 19th in.'t. Mr. Morley wilt reply to these speeches in an addres' at Newcastle on the 20th. Lord Hartington will 'peak at Greenock November 4. and Mr. Goschen at Halifax on November *>. Mr. Balfour in his sp«-pche> U expected to give hi' side of the Tipperary prosecutions. He has declined an invitation to play golf with the Tyneside club during hi' visit to Newcastle, where he 'peaks next Saturday.
The Latter Tronhle*.
London, Oct. 13.—The labor troubles continue to be a source of anxiety in various part' of the world. A dispatch from Sydney says that the employers absolutely decline any further negotiations and declare their intention to adhere to the line' of conduct they have already laid down and that under no circumstances will they consent to exclude nonunion labor. The 'teel workers of South Wales aud their employer' have agreed upon the principle of the sliding scale in wages. Seven thotx'and men are affected. The 'ocialist eongress is now in session at 11 aile. Step' are being taken to obtain the attendance ot American delegate' at the international congress of miners to br* held in Paris next March. Great Britain, France, Belgium and Germany will be represented. The Spanish government is preparing for submission to the cortes measures to restrict the hour' of labor and improve the condition of workingmen. Subscriptions are being taken up throughout France for the support <>f the striking lace workers of Calais. They number about twenty thousand.
Peculiar Death of a Child.
(Special to The Hawk-Eye.}
Dr;' Moines, Oct. 13.—Considerable excitement was caused on the East Side by the peculiar death of an eleven-months' old child. The death occurred under very suspicious circumstances, and it was openly charged that it WAS a MWW on \ caused *>>• starvation al the hands of its
Hi* Brain*. J mother. The child wa' the flfigitemate offspring of a girl now known as Ida Gibson and her father. The latter was 'em to the p«?nitentiary for incest under the name of Smith. The investigation and post mortem shows that death late Saturday night was not from starvation, but ulceration of the stomach.
A State Senator Suicide*.
Concordia. Kas., Oct. 14.—State Senator E. E. Swearengen committed suicide to-day by shooting himself through the heart. It is believed his mind had been unsettled by financial difficulties.
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Inability of th® Rockford Grand Jury to
Fihd Proof of Immorality at Weldon.
Rockford, 111., Oct. 13.—Before the grand jury adjourned yesterday it made the following report concerning Schwefn-furth, his angels and his disciples: “We, the grand jury, would respectfully report to your honor that at the suggestion of the state’s attorney in his charge to us and upon the formal complaint of one of our body, we have made a thorough investigation of the alleged immoral practices of George Tacob Schweinfurth and his followers, who live at the Weldon farm, in the town of Winnebago, this county. That we have takeu testimony of all persons whom we had reason to believe would be cognizant of any facts in the case, including nearly all those who live on the Weldon farm and their nearest neighbors, and that we find absolutely no proof whatever upon which to base any criminal prosecution, with the exception of the fact of the birth there of one illegitimate child, whose paternity cannot be ascertained, the mother, Mary Weldon, making a preposterous claim in relation thereto. No fact has has come to our knowledge that in any manner bears against any of these people so far as the morality of their lives is concerned.
Gratifying to All.
The high position attained and the universal acceptance and approval of the pleasant liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs, as the most excellent laxative known, illustrate the value of the qualities on which its success is based and are abundantly gratifying to the California Fig Syrup company.
Des Moines, Oct. 13.—Reports received at the state central committee from Black Hawk county are more than encouraging and the outlook for the gallant Colonel Henderson being returned by even a larger majority than he received two years ago is very flattering. All the blow and splutter of the democratic press amounts to but very little in the face of facts and figures. Several weeks ago there was consider-: able dissatisfaction in some parts of the district, and while this grumbling was not loud enough to unnecessarily alarm the republican party, still it placed them on their guard and also highly elated the democrats. The prospect has materially altered during the last two weeks and matters look much better. Thorough organization and the conviction that the interests of the nation, the welfare of the party, are of more importance than personal dislikes or personal spite, is rapidly gaining ground. The third district promises to swing into line with at least 2,500 republican majority. In fact, democrats are now willing to conceed it’s “nip and tuck.” Two weeks ago they said Couch would be elected by over 2.000.
GENERAL RAILROAD NEWS.
Many Complaint.* rn* to a Lack or Cars in Northern Iowa. *
Des Moines. Oct. 13.—Complaints as to the lack of cars in northern Iowa and the most urgent prayers continue to come into the railway commission. Saturday a petition was received from the citizens of Renwick in Humboldt county. It says that the business of that community is at a standstill owing to the failure of the Northwestern to supply cars. In a week they have needed thirty or forty cars and have had two or three. From Holstein, E. F. Smith, a dealer in grain and live stock, sends a most pitiful tale of woe. Since the 2*»th of September not a single empty car has been shipped to Holstein. Their houses are full of grain and their contracts cannot be filled and consequently they are heavy losers. All the grain in the vicinity is going across to the Illinois Central. Several letters have been received from the railway managers on the subject and they all say that they are utterly unable to supply the demand, but are doing the hest they can.
Th® Railroad I on* rn I** iou.
Des Moines, Oct. 13.—The railroad commission has written a second letter to Mr. Ripley, vice president of the Milwaukee road, in answer to his communication to them admitting the inadequacy of their equipment to supply the demands of the season. The commission in its reply of to-day stales that there is
MVKl>KRRlt AND RouuKD. — Charles K. .N’heiffHe. for th® last ten years night freight agent for the traii'fer in Council Bluffs, was murdered and robbed in Omaha Saturday night. He wa* well known in railway circles and leaves a wife and rhfld.
Engli'H Lutheran Synod —The English Lutheran synod of Iowa has been in ses'ion in Sioux City, and will continue until Tuesday. The Rev. Goo.
C. Henry, of Des Moines, ha* been elected president. The reports presented show the synod to he in a good condition financially.
A Noted Cask Decided.—The supreme court at Des Moines reached a conclusion in the celebrated Conable-Hayes libel suit Saturday and filed a long opinion affirming the judgment of the Clinton district court, which sentenced Conable to pay a $50 fine. Conable was the editor of the Clinton Morning Nev* and during the last campaign charged Walter I. Hayes, the democratic congressman, with selling the appointment to the Wilton postoffice for $.500. Conable was a democrat, but a bitter enemy of Hayes. ^
The Corn Palace Closed. — The Sioux City corn palace exposition closed Saturday. Owing to rain all outdoor attraction* were abandoned. Governor Mellette, of South Dakota, arrived early in the day. but Governor Boies did not get here until nearly six o’clock. The reception was postponed till 7:30, when a large number of citizens and visitors shook hands with the two governors. The palace has been a great success in every way, and the management will come out ahead financially.
Found a M astodon’s Bones.—While workmen were engaged in excavating for a water tank at Lake Nyanza, near Grinnell, the other day. they unearthed portions of the skeleton of a prehistoric monster imbedded in sandy clay at a depth of about twenty feet. When uncovered nearly all the bones crumbled into fine dust, a knee joint and thigh bone alone remaining whole, while some still larger pieces could not be removed without caving in the well. After considerable search a large tooth was uncovered, about eight by three inches on the clown, with roots four or five inches in length. From examination of these fragments Prof. E. H. Barbour, of Iowa college, late of the Peabody museum at Yale, pronounced the remains to be those of an elephas primogenus, probably deposited there during the glacial period, when the world was young.
A prominent physician and old army surgeon in eastern Iowa was called away from home for a few days; during his absence one of the children contracted a severe cold and his wife bought a bottle of Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy for it. They were so much pleased with the remedy that they afterwards used several bottles at various times. He said, from his experience with it. he regarded it as the most reliable preparation in use for colds, and that it came the nearest being a specific of any medicine he had ever seen.a
The Altair' in Portugal.
London, Oct. 13.—Grave fear' are entertained here regarding the affair' in Portugal. The outbreak of a revolution i' looked for at any moment., and the >[»eedy downfall of th® Braganzadynasty and the proclamation of a republic would In' sure to follow. The people are thoroughly disgusted with the monarchy, the young king is sick and unfit to rule, and the cabinet he has at last suceeded in gathering around him is only a makeshift. The army and police ar** in full syihbSLthy with the discontented people, SwW'hwtn s\\V. \\\> demand*,
which must inevitably bring on a revolution. The royal family will return to Lisbon to-day and a rabinet council will he held. at which it will be derided w hether or not a prolongation of the 'fusion of the rorte' 'hall be had. The new cabinet i' politically independent, none of its members being committed by party affiliations or obligations.
The Estate of Ii <*artlener Thane A lh*.
Boston, Ort. 13.—The assignee of the estate of IL Gardener Chase A Co. makes a statement, showing th** total assets to be $857,000. Liabilities, notes and bills payable, secured by collaterals. *1.320,-500. Individual accounts of customer', $♦>28,000. Contingent liabilities, notes borrowed, pledged with collaterals. $34.-000. Total unsecured liabilities. *-800.-000.
Mysterious Disappearance of a EVreal Ii.
Berlin, Ort. 13.—The report is published in South German papers that a diver wreath, purchased with money uibscribed in the United States and consigned to Charles Gibson, of St. Louis, an American now in Germany, has mysteriously disappeared on its way to Gibson. It was the intention to have it placed on the tom)) of the late Emperor Frederick.
Uungre** of Socialists.
Halle, Germany, Oct. 13.—The socialistic congress opened here yesterday. There are 3tl*> delegates present, of whom 341 are from Germany, two from Great Britain, three from France, one from Switzerland, three from Austria, five from Russia and one from Belgium.
Financial Scheme Rejected.
Lisbon, Oct. 13.—The new ministry held a long conference Saturday and concluded it could not accept the financial scheme which the late minister of finance was negotiating with Paris bankers when he resigned. It is still doubtful whether the ministerial crisis is ended.
Nix Live* Lout in a Fir®.
London, Oct. 13.—The four 'tory building occupied jy Row ley,X Frock, government contractors for military headgear, burned this afternoon. Six persons were burned to death and thirteen were seriously injured.
Dillon and O'Brien Bound for America.
Dublin. Oct. 13.—At a meeting of thp labor federation at Kildysart to-day. Joseph IL Cox. member of parliament for East Clare, stated that Dillon abd O'Brien were on their way to America as fast as a steamer could carry them.
Resigned Hi* Charge.
Berne, Oct. 14.—Col. Kuentzlie, who had charge of affair' in Tad no on lie-half of the national government, has tendered his resignation on th** ground that it is impossible to reinstate the old government without bloodshed.
Cliolcrw iii 'pain.
Madrid, Ort. 13.—The cholera demic continues at Barcelona.
To th** young face Puzzoni’s Uoinph .xiun Powder give' fresh r churm*, to tho old renewed youth. Try it.