Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - October 16, 1890, Burlington, Iowa
.ty.flre PWP1* Burned in * Hotel it Syracuse.
a Totally Do* troy rd at an 11 Hour THI* Morning; Tho
‘’Z.o.bor O' IaJ*red Not Yet
• . riel, 16.—What proved to
KS disastrous fire that has vis-*"ruse for many years was dis-En* the Leland hotel at 12:30 Sis morning. It is now two and the fire is still burning although the eutire fire ’ , consisting of nine en-”rP working hard to save
. iLw of We and Ilmb- An eye I of the fire says it is positive that sJt twenty-five persons have lost ► lives and many more are injured.
■ 'loj! was being lowered from the by aid of a rope. She had tad a point opposite the third story uL rope became ignited from the
f "in- Parted and lhe w°-
to the pavement, her r were dashed out and the
Rattened into a shapeless mass. The Confusion and excitement makes it Lode to identify those killed and
.umber el injured is wholly un-, Ambulances are flying in all ens and the streets in the neighed of the ill-fated hotel are -ed with excited crowds of people. Ik Carry, of Glenn Palls, New has been identified as one of those I to death. Many people, crazed right, lost their lives In jumping windows. One man says he saw ■eople jump from different on the Fayette street side i building within a space minutes and the sight sickened ,h its horror so he was compelled spot The building was j with both iron fire escapes on ide and ropes on the inside, which ,e means of saving many lives.
Forbes, a stock-broker of ;y, escaped into the street ntirely naked. He was slightly about the hands. Oue woman id with a babe in her arms, in the stair way, where she had rcome by smoke. She was re-p the firemen, but has not yet consciousness and it is irapossi-what her name and experience
a well man again. Soma , find me dead in bed and J! ng they’ll meat clerks will ^T&»"d*Wirt-In view of the manner of o r, knap’s death, was it present! n’ Bel' what, that caused this remark”
Chief .I u at lee ta ti I
Keokuk, Oct. 15.~Thn wb"*"*1' tico Miller, on Its arrival he^%°! iU8' morning, will be taken fn *K . fday court building, where it wllMaS®, eral until two o’clock, at which ha «state be borne to the U^?ahourjfc wiI1 Torrence Post G . ,aQ church. Sons of Veterans anri VV the
Rifles will act as a guard of Keokuk
business will be suspend^ J™*' An
hours of services and bulldina,1D? city will be draped in black \n i n
and military organization- t™,? and school children of the ,
par. in the ,u„er° p?oce ‘Ion TU* governor and state 0^”,“ “,,™“
ClrCUlt have he°" MW* K
) fire is said to have started iii the . The building will be a total fit was built two year?- ago at a [ ¥150,000. It is six stories high stains four hundred rooms. It is sible to learn how many guests Ila the hotel at the time the fire lout. The total loss will not fall lo/ half a million dollars, ng those injured is Cora Tanner, r tress, who was severly burned [file head and feet. She was play-.1 engagement at the Grand Opera land had a room in the hotel, f physician in Syracuse is on the Most of those killed were on erth and fifth floors. la. m.—The hotel is still burning, ^rumors are afloat that the list of (will number fifty persons, but this . t be substantiated and it is believed [Huber will be less than twenty-five, Im estimate. The guard lines across the streets are inade-Ito hep back the surging crowds of b that are packed about the scene liter.
THEIR MISSION DEFINED.
Plan* of the
HONORS FOR BELKNAP.
Pomp Will Attend the Funeral alw of the Dead Soldier.
ngton, Get. lf*.—There will be lyceremonies over the grave of Belknap and he will be laid to 'Bg his comrades at Arlington, breast will be the honorable of the Loyal Legion, the Army of nessee, the Grand Army of the Ile and Crocker- Iowa Brigade, lerican flag long owned by the will be laid on his casket and be with him. The Hag of the Third 1, Fourth division of the Seven-army corps will also rest on the Six non-commissioned officers 'ashington barracks have been deny the war department to report resideuceand serve as body bearers pc 'ommanding ollicer of Fort has been ordered to have won - commissioned officers at cemetery to serve as body there. The honorary pa! 1-bearers ex-Postmaster General Cress-ineral Grant, assistant secretary I General Bussey, assistant secrete interior: ex-Representative >1 Generals Bachelor, Bennet and it, Senators Mander, Hal let and “ic. General Boynton. General 7. commander-in-chief of the Army of the Republic; Colonel commander of the department of “ltd Army of the Republic; James ington, Joseph K. McCammon, aud fibers of toe society of the nullifier of the Loyal Legion, family of General Belknap are tLy gratilied at the expressions of constantly boing sent to them by Wa*of the dead general. In ad-already mentioned, mes-solence have been received 'ter General Wanamaker, 'e and from members of gimont and brigade and irs in general.
& FROM BELKNAP.
Oocuinentf) Discovered at 1—Belknap** Presentment.
dis. la., Oct. 15.—The sad leral W. W. Belknap at as brought to light these u to Major M. A. Higley, caber of General Belknap's I to Captain Charles E. Putted and tented with the year:
k April 27, 1876.—My Dear « very good in you to write me o’ trouble came. I appreciated sure and thauk you most for
nicated, unless truth becomes Justice, injustice. if/-001, calm and uninfluenced °cu, those who have loved me Mr., more- and those who have ZLme "dll come and say, “We *7. come out all right.”
'Taking you to watch and rueve me to he
our friend sincerely,
„ . w* W. Belknap.
Ballat ke sa,ys: ‘‘Remember
It!;, <tl ^t0r^es as to a confession
. nothing to confess and
not have done so and did
h* .11^,. t.a^ta'n Putnam, under
30, 1876, he said:
inborn!, w** what great satisfaction I t,yr<* cf vave to me. I receive
BP** an5 (>8teem. but none of
0|a a satisfaction afforded by *«>untrv frie”is M> wife has lo cb&r‘ Long Island where
I while I Lou the rates of boarding ’? chin”1/ Hugh, remain in 5 Reached ^ *8i!aj h.ere until some re-[toe. I do n^L I cr'minal trial which Nor not 1 a» ■nW or care whether I ■ Ishai'nitf J tr,umph and be acutish;.. ana Uy W(le my time—shall et<*8fithp,... ectually vindicated— I on.—• 'cry DHDers that now at-
^ soundW™ry PaP*’re tha
P. Gill Explaing the Irish Leader*.
York, Oct. 15—Confusing state-have appeared regarding the
Mr T P a,f°n the Irish leader, Mr. r. P. Gill, a member of the Heir,.,™
non, to-night made a definite stat
to the Associated Pres^ThKther^m
hers of the delegation, John Dillon WG
ham O’Brien, T. P. O’Conner T h a ’
Ryan, Timothy Harrington, will be here
within the next fortnight. The obte?t of
withraiss'?„«wl'ich ,is ,0T™»y aS«
with a most complete representative character and authority to speak for Parnell and the Irish parUamentarv party, and for the Irish people, is to a ie peal to the Irish race and to all the
DOrt* fo lr,;lau<l ,n Amer!™ for sup port for the struggle which the
their lhf h are makln* to protect their lives, homes and liberties against
the combined forces of coercion, landlordism and misgovernment and to advance the cause which has for its goal the establishment of the native legislature in Dublin which will enable the Irish people to govern themselves and develop the resources of their country and the irish nation to fulfill the destiny
,1*5 hn^er 801,8 bei*eve *he hasbeen called. The delegates will, said Mr. Gill tell the story of how that struggle is being carried on, both on the soil of Ireland and in spreading the home rule propr-ganda among the electoriate of Great Britain. They will explain the circumstances under which syndicates of tory capitalists have conspired with the coercion government and Irish landlords with a special view of exhausting the pecuniary resources of the national struggle.
will appeal for the support of a1! who can endorse their position and who are willing, if only in the interests of fair play, to prevent Ireland from being handicapped in the struggle for want of those sinews of war her healthy enemies can command without limit. The delegates confidently look to the people of their own race in America to assume the duty of making the mission a success and hope to see every class and section and body, representative of the Irish race, co-operating unitedly and loyally in this great effort for the sake of the old laud. Mr. Gill wishes it understood that much time will be saved if the representative Irish-Americans of various localities will enter into communication with him at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York, regarding dates most suitable for meetings.
RAISED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Grand Junction. Colorado, Bound to Boa Big Smelting Point.
[Special to the Hawk-Eye.]
Grand Junction, Colo., Oct. 15.—A large meeting was held at the board of trade rooms last evening for the purpose of raising fifty thousand dollars bonus to be given to a smelter. It was determined to offer that amount to any syndicate who would erect a smelter here costing five hundred thousand dollars. It was the opinion of various experts present that coking coal, lime and fluxing ores were all close at hand and that on account of our low elevation and railroad facilities that Grand Junction can successfully compete with Denver and Pueblo as a smelting point. It was stated by a gentleman present that Mr. Holden formerly of the Denver smelter has his eye on Grand Junction and will probably take advantage of any offer made by the citizens. The erection of such a smelter means a large and immediate increase in the population of this city and the citizens have no doubt that this amount can be easily raised. J. Clayton Nichols, Esq., just returned from the St. Louis mining camps, says, that the Rio Grande Southern railroad is nearly completed and that on its completion the people in those camps look forward to shipping ores here to be smelted.
The Ohio Legislature.
Columbus, Oct. 15.—Very little was accomplished in the legislature this morning. A resolution wa* offered in the house, the tone of which censured the governor for calling the extra session and providing for an investigation committee for Cincinnati. The house caucus agreed to report a bill giving the governor the power of removal from the boards of Cincinnati and for an investigating committee.
In the senate a bill was introduced to abolish the office of comptroller at Cincinnati, and a resolution was offered for a committee to prepare a plan for a city government for that city and report in January. All went over under the rules.
The democratic senate and house caucuses have substantially agreed upon a bill recommending the law under which the Cincinnati board was created, giving the governor power of removal and providing for the selection of members of the board at the April election.
Canadian Lumber for America.
Ottawa, Oct. 15.—Four hundred carloads of lumber have left here for the American market since the removal of the export duty. The amount awaiting shipment here is over 200,000,000 feet. Both the Empire and Gazette attack the government for removing the duty on the ground that it will allow American I urn bern en to enter Canada and compete with the Canadians and deplete our forest.
Carthage, 111., Oct. 15.— Congressman W. H. Gest and ex-Congressman B. F. Marsh, of Warsaw, will speak on the political issues at the court house next Saturday evening. Speaker Reed is announced to make a speech in this district, also Ike Clements, Auditor Pavey and others will speak In the county.
McAultflfe, Fuguist and Wife-Heater.
New York, Oct. 15.—Jack McAuliffe, the prize fighter, was arrested to-day and brought before the coroner charged with causing the death of his wife. He was paroled in charge of a detective to await the result of the autopsy.
The autopsy showed that Mrs. McAu-liffe died from heart disease.
bln®Infr ii '’indication, and shall enough to wit-
8 Hectical Hn'JVflR*Y“iB cnimgu T« wit-^atch-ni °fficial death of my ac-arLd 866 the result. I Give my retfirrt ? el turns and God ’bfe'm so truest your ,f00d s4gter
SO trno juur good sister
Mill me' Mf»y God bless
1 never have ^ VtSHhS
a stran8e coinci-* MV «S?utby CT€n- Belknap's [Mar© frie^?,y aPd ^en- Belknap . toany y^dS a,‘d haf known each El years. The last time Mr.
.*u in rn Aue ia8«- time Mr
Cation wkh*^11 he had a ,eng whichV? tb tbe 8®tteral in th< ’ell, L I? ll,elk">P «'<!: “I’m 1 don’t u n 1 beeri for a long “1 k“»w that I’ll ever be
A Reverend Candidate Suspended.
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 15.—Rev. D. C. Kelly, prohibition candidate for governor, was to-day suspended for six mouths by the Tennesee M. E. eonter-ence for leaving his post without permission from the conference.
HORSFORD’S ACID PHOSPHATE For Indigestion.
Dyspepsia, and diseases incident thereto.
McDoel Win* the *5.000 Stake.
LF.xmGToN, Ky., Oct. 15-j-SIVB heat in the (treat *5,000 stake wa, trotted to-day, McDoel again winning after an exciting finish in *^15>»-
Beech ant's Pills act like magic on a we«k stomach.
BURLINGTON. IOWA. THURSDAY
MORNING, OCTOBER 16, 1890.
Little Flora Molloy Found Sunk a Lonely Marsh.
She Wander. Away From Home a Wrek
VraelT41 fn* D,,n* CttndR‘«n-
Wreck on the Iowa Central-General Iowa Mew*.
[Special to The Hawk-Kye.l
Hazelton, la o«*r i* a and terrible death was that of little Flo^ Molloy, the six-year-old dauphin* S t k Molloy, of this plaice One week^(go to-
wandered away from her father’.
wasf nudefn\n°H,re Anxiohs search
was made in all directions for the little
one by the parents and friends but to ~ rfDay* went by and the com" that IJora had ?°Wn, 10 the conviction
that Flora had been kidnapped by gvn-
Wh ie ?tni on T n0t Vesterd^
rnxions fith?.ntinU,ng the aca'-ch. the anxious father carne upon a sight in a
whh h SWam,P that Hes bfie town
Thira nea.rly drove b'ni distraited.
his ch’iM n nearly t0 hpr cWn* was
wander i • tre she had undoubtedly wandered in the night. When found life
was nearly extinct. With tender care
the child was extracted from the
and slime aud tenderly
home. In spite of the um-wi si
however Flora died soon afterwards.
is, indeed, a sad and
borne to her doctor’s skill, It
. terrible tragedy.
and the stricken parents have spread sympathy.
HON. JNO. VAN VALKENBURG DEAD.
Supreme Chancellor of the Knight* of Pythin* Pas.e* Away (Special to The Hawk-Eye.]
Fort Madison, la., Oct. 15.—Al 1:20 afternoon occurred the death of Ion. John Van Valkenburg, past supreme chancellor of the Knights of Pythias and one of the most noted attorneys of Iowa. He had been ill but a week and had previously to that enjoyed the best of health. The cause of death was a malignant carbuncle, from the effects of which he suffered much pam. Hie deceased was fifty-eight years of age, and is sincerely mourned by Ids tnany frienbs especially the members of the Pythian order in this city.
Sorrow at des moires.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.i Moines, Ort. 15.—The news of the death of Past Supreme Chancellor John \ an Valkenburg, at Ft. Madison, was received this evening with extreme sorrow by the members of the order of Knights of Pythias in this city as well as by a multitude of warm friends. The death will be a blow to many people all over Iowa and throughout the entire Pythian order.
A SERIOUS TAIL-ENDER.
The Second Section of an Extra Freight Collide* With the First Section Near Coppock, Iowa.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.)
Coppola., Out. 15.—An extra west passed Wayland at about 5:50 a. rn., followed by a second extra at 6 a. rn. The first extra stopped at the foot of a grade which is two miles and a half long and quite sharp. The engine left the train and ran to Coppock, oue mile, for water as was the custom, so as to get speed up the grade from Skunk River. The second extra was not able to stop when flagged and ran into the first extra, reducing the way car to kindling wood. A car of coal was badly wrecked and the engine will have to go to the shop. The rear brakeman was badly bruised and cut in the head, but not dangerously so. He was in the way car when the crash came. The wreck delayed trains six hours. The second extra was followed by No. 91, the regular freight, which pulled the balance of the wrecked train from the burning way car. The loss is about 810,000.
THE IOWA W. C. T. U.
The Second Day’* 8e**ton of the .State Convention a Lively One.
Des Moines, Oct. 15.—The second day’s convention of the W. C. T. [J. has been extremely successful. This morning the credential committee reported the following presidents of districts and the number of delegates: First district, Mrs. Anna C. Wilson, 19; second. Mrs. L. A. Peasley, 41; third, Mrs. M. F. Hingtnan, 31; fourth. Mrs. E. F. Powers, 19; fifth, Mrs. C. S. Waite, 52; sixth. Mrs. Flora Cochran, 19: seventh, Mrs. M. A. Taylor, 36; eighth, Mrs. T. E. Clark, 36: ninth, Mrs. M. E. Worthing, 22: tenth, Mrs. L. S. Brown, 21; eleventh, Joanna B. Spesler, IS. A-* soon as the reading was completed many ladies rose and called for recognition. They were recognized one after the other and reported that their names were not on the list. A long and heated discussion resulted, in which it was stated by the chair that a number of seats were contested and protests filed. The protests specify, first, non-payment of dues; second. too many delegates; third, credentials are not regular. The regular credentials were printed by the state association and sent out to local unions. Upon them it is stated that the delegates promise obedience to the state constitution and its non-partisan and nbn-see-tarian clauses. On several credentials these provisions were stricken out and for this reason they failed to pass the credential committee. As the report of the committee was read the delegates refused seats made an effort to have the matter settled In a committee of the whole and that it be not allowed to go to the credential committee, but the committees were given the matter in charge and have not yet reported. The program this afternoon was very interesting. The committees on resolutions and trustees were apDointed and other important business transacted. This evening’s meeting was very large. The principal and a very forcible address was made by Hon. T. E. Clark in support of the present position and work of the union.
BUSY AS BEES.
Republican* in the lith Illinoi* District Up and Coming: With Victory in Sight.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.]
Aledo, 111., Oct. 14.—A rousing republican meeting was heid in Union hall
nlonii rtr> la et. RVIrlav nitrht Tho
at this place on last Friday night. The speakers were Dr. Taylor and Hon. Edgar Mc Dill of Monmouth. A good house greeted the orators.
GILCHRIST, IIL, Oct. 14.—The republicans opened the campaign at this place on last Saturday night. The speakers of the evening were Rev. Henry Brink and L. D. Thomason of Aledo, Messrs. J. M. Brock, State’s attorney and Judge J. ti. Connell of the same place also accompanied them and made short speeches. All the county candidates, including Noah Gutherie, candidate for the legislature, made good impressions. Warm and cheering words were spoken for W. H. Gest. Ben. T. Cable has given out the statement that he had no interest and held no office in the Coal Valley Mining company, therefor it startled some of the miners and other citizens to learn that a paper of agreement had been recorded in our county recorder’s office, relating to land leased or bought by that company, at the bottom of which appears the signature of Ben. T. Cable, Secretary. It startled the audience to hear that; yet it must be true. Cable can’t pull the wool over the eyes of Gilchrist miners.
Republican* Confident of Sucre**—General and Social New*.
[Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye.] Martinsburg, Oct. 14.—Everybody Is confident of success in the coming election except the democrats, who are very scarce sine* T o iif mgsworth, of
the Sigourney Review, made his free trade speech in this city a few evenings ago.
Major Lacy should by all means engage Mr. Hollingsworth during the cam-
PwD Vw t*ien be won’t need him.
W. W. Craig, the popular agent at the Central depot and family are visiting at Mr. Craig's former home in Ohio.
Miss Myrtle Jones, of Story City, Is visiting friends In the city.
Miss Ann Nevitt, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, returned home on Monday after an extended visit with her sister Mrs. S. R. Hogue.
Our schools are under the able Smith.
There was a large place to Hedrick to the 8th.
progressing finely management of Professor
turn-out from this hear Mr. Lacy on
CROTON OIL AND WHISKY.
Brin* on a Divorce Snit In Hancock County, Illinoi*. Between Prominent People.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.)
Carthage, Iii., Oct. 15.—One among the several important divorce proceedings that are occupying the present term of the Hancock county circuit court is the case of Peyton vs. Pevtou. A goodly crowd of bald-headed old sinners from far and near are on hand to drink in the evidence. John Peyton, a prominent, aged, and wealthy farmer of Wilcox township, is suing his wife for a divorce on the charge that she attempted to poison him with Croton oil. Mrs. Peyton files a cross bill alleging extreme and repeated cruelty.
John Peyton, who was a widower aged nearly sixty, was fascinated with Mrs. Elizabeth Deck, a young widow, who was conducting a thriving millinery establishment in Keokuk, Iowa. Meg. Deck had a young daughter, Annie. “Uncle Johnny” Peyton, as he is well known, wooed and won the heart of Mrs. Deck, and the t waiu were made man and wife iii the classic old town of Alexandria, Mo., in September. 1882. The greyhaired old groom took his young wife to the fine Peyton homestead and farms in Wilcox township and all seemed to go well until within the period of four months after the wedding bells had rung. Then trouble came. Mr. Peyton swears that within the time stated his wife no longer treated him as her husband. He further swears that he had a half-gallon jug of whisky—with a leetie rock candy mi\<*d in it—hid away in a private chest and that on one occasion he took a drink from said jug and soon became deathly sick. Symptoms unnecessary to put iii cold type. Thinking probably that it was “just a plain ill,"and that the whisky was no worse than usual, he invited several of his hired men to imbibe of the stuff. They retched, and fell ill. Taking the jug in hand '‘Uncle Johnny” repaired to a drug store in Warren and required of the pharmacist there a diagnosis of its contents. Said pharmacist made a diagnosis and discovered the presence of Croton oil in the whisky in liberal and altogether unnecessary quantities.
Then (ame a denouement. The druggist admitted that he had, a short time previous, sold Croton oil to Miss Annie Deck, the young and handsome daughter of Mrs Elizabeth Peyton. Mrs. Peyton through her attorneys in this trial, admit that she sent her daughter to the drug store for Croton oil and put the stuff in the jug of whisky, her excuse being that she desired to cure her husband of the drink habit. Mrs. Peyton’s charges of repeated and extreme cruelty consists specifically in assaults, as alleged, upon the character of herself and daughter and other acts. The Carthage bar is almost evenly divided on the cases with tho exception of one or two firms. Judge Bagby, of Rushville, is on the bench. A conspicuous figure is Tim Scofield, of the firm of O’Hanna A Scofield, who are attorneys for Peyton. Both he and his partner, Mayor A. W. O'Hana, will be remembered in connection with the Cannon-Newton-Bowling perjury case in Burlington last year. Senator O. F. Berry is one of the prominent attorney* in the defense. He was also one interested in the Cannon-New-ton case. States Attorney Halbower and Manier and Miller, the latter “Bert” Miller, who was also engaged in the Burlington case, are retained for Mrs. Peyton. Annie Deck, Mrs. Peyton’s daughter, occupies a place beside her mother in the court room. She is a handsome young blonde about nineteen years old, Mrs. Peyton is not much over thirtv-two.
Tweuty-Seventli Annual 8e**ion of International Brotherhood.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 15.—The twenty-seventh annual session of the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers was called to order in this city by Chief Engineer P. M. Arthur this morning. There was a large attendance of delegates. The entire day was devoted to perfecting an Qrganization. The convention will be in session at least two weeks, and will not get down to business until Friday. To-morrow will be devoted to a grand open meeting, at which addresses will be made by Chauncey M. Depew. Chief Arthur and others.
Can tda Threaten* to Retaliate.
New York, Oct. 15.—An Ottawa dispatch says there appears to have been, as if by mutual understanding, a general attack with threats of retaliation against the United States upon the part of the conservative press of Canada. The government press of the Dominion is slow to take any important step where the administration is concerned, except under instructions from Ottawa, and it is generally believed that the mandate has gone fortii to prepare the people of Canada for such a remodeling of the Canadian tariff during the approaching session of parliament as will meet the McKinley bill on its own ground. The Halifax Mail, the organ of Tuper, minister of marine, has taken a very decided stand, characterizing the McKinley bill as an act of war against the British government.
Temporary Injunction Again*! the Sugar Trust.
New York, Oct. 15.—A temporary injunction was granted to-day by Judge Pratt in the supreme court against the trustees of the sugar trust, Kidder, Peabody & Co., the Central trust and others to enjoin them from proceeding further with the pending reorganization of the trust and from parting with any assets or stock certificates of the company. A receiver is also applied for and the hearing of the motion to make the injunction permanent was set for Monday next. The application is made by one, Duncan Cameron, as owner of twelve hundred shares or certificates of the trust.
People who value time always use Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup to get rid of a cold.
Salvation Oil, the great pain-oradfeater, cures rheumatism and neuraliria. 25 cents.
Governor Steele's Danger.
Oklahoma, Oct. 15.—Governor Steele, while en route to Kingfisher to attend the G. A. R. reunion, received a warning that he would be assassinated if he passed through here, because of having vetoed the bill locating the territorial capitol at this place. At the solicitation of his family and friends he left the train at a small station before reaching Oklahoma City and continued the journey by stage. The feeling against the governor is very bitter, and it is believed the desperate men would have carried out the threat had not the governor changed his route.
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.
The Board of Trade Gets the Benefit of them Last Night.
A Good Example for Other*—A Great River Improvement Proposed —A Hoop Mill—A Novel Proposition—
In the competition with the counter attractions of the P. E. O., the Royal Arcanum and the opposition of the elements it must be acknowledged that the board of trade made a good showing last night. There was a comparatively small, but unusual) y earnest body of citizens present and the business presented has never beeu surpassed in interest at any former meeting. Those who remained away by reason of either of the three opposition forces named missed a real treat I and let slip an opportunity of allying 1 themselves with the party of progress in : this solid old city of Burlington.
The president in opening the meeting referred to the number of vacant chairs, but said there were matters of sucn importance in hand that it would be well not to defer consideration of them. The minutes of the previous meeting were then read and approved and reports of committees called for.
i’he president, for the committees on bridge and suburban park, reported progress and asked for further time.
New business being called for Mr. Frame read a petition,numerously .^gned. requesting the influence of the board iii the effort to Induce the government to do certain work with the idea of improving the levee. The petition in full i< as follows:
ploying from fifteen to twenty men was worth looking after, and Mr. Frame added that he had Information that the business of the mill was steadily increasing and was up to the full limit of the capital of the proprietor.
Mr. Frame's motion was then adopted and that gentleman and Mr. J. W. Price were appointed a committee to carry out the wishes of the board.
President Crapo announced the sec tiring of a new industry for Burlington in the shape of a soap factory c onditioned upon the pftyment of the rent for one year. The concern had contemplated moving to Keokuk from Hastings, Neb., but they became convinced, upon looking over the field, that Burlington was a better point. A committee had been appointed to secure subscriptions for the payment of the rent. A manufacturing site had been leased and four houses beside, as residences for employes. It was a wise policy to invite and encourage small industries which were sure to grow arid flourish in the atmosphere of Burlington.
Mr. Frame, who seemed to have an inexhaustible store of interesting matters to propose and discuss addressed the meeting as follows:
Mi'. Prtififlrut oitfl Mr 111*n'x: While it i* not tpedutyof the board of trade to look after lie
GRAND CHAPTER P. E. 0.
First Day’s Sessions, Eighth Annual Convention of the Order.
Proceeding* of Morning and Afternoon Meeting*—Appointment of Committee*— Report* — State of the Order—Public Seoimi.
a* follows in
Do- Boar a "f
To thr Prr&i(U-nt and Members or >t» Board af
“We, the undersigned, respectfully solicit j your ald and influence In petitioning the governing nt to protect our levee so we shall always have deep and running water in front of our city. We suggest that a dam from the foot of O’Connell slough extending down stream would remedy the whole matter h.v causing a continuous flow of fresh water troth O’Connell slough down and along the front of our entire) levee, thereby saving a large expense incurred by dredging from year.”
Mr. Frame then spoke support of the petition:
To the Preaident mal Members
There arc many reasons why we should entertain this petition aud aid the petitioners all we can. Here are a few, which alone are sn Iii-cienttocall for the improvement:
First—It would add about one mile of new levee.
Second—A good channel of deep running wafer in ((’Connell slough.
Third—It would furnish the water works with fresh water.
Fourth—It would Pea valuable sanitary improvement.
Fifth—AU swamps in that vicinity would disappear.
Sixth—it would add five blocks of accretions to toe city.
Seventh—It would greatly add river facilities to the saw mills aud iron works and benefit all industries in that vicinity and lie the cause of many locating there.
Eighth—it will open up new av enues to the river.
Ninth—It will prevent anv sand bars from forming in front of the city.
Tenth—It will give the best facilities for obtaining pure ice.
Eleventh—It will add to the growth of that part of the city and very materially enhance the value of real estate and appearance of the city.
Twelfth—It will given swift current of water along the entire front of the city.
Therefore I move that ,he Board of Trade of Burlington endorse and aid the petitioners in this measure and that a committee of five be appointe* by the chair whose duty it will be to lay this matter before Hon. John H. Gear with a request that he present the same to th** proper authorities aud assist in getting aul from the government to make this improvement as smm as possible.
Mr. J. W. Priee spoke in favor of Mr. Frame’s motion. Ile said he had resided on the bluff since 1874 and had noted the many changes in the river since that time. He said there was formerly a tow head at the foot of O’Connell island which directed the strong flow of the water from the slough towards the Iowa shore. By the building of dams above that tow head had been cut away and now the water that came down O'Connell slough was diverted and carried out toward the middle of the river, w hile the silt and drift settled along the Iowa shore in the dead water. He said there was another thing to be gained by the Improvement that had not been specified in Mr. Frame’s list and that wa* the improvement in the water supply for the city. He said that now eceu when the water in the main channel was clear that along shore from w’hich the Water Company drew its supply was muddy and foul. If the strong flow of water from O’Connell slough could be directed along the city front the quality of water supplied by the would be
WHEKKAS, It is well known that good work can be done for the benefit of our city’s interest by a systematic‘Ming dong’ of our newspaper* In the ears of eastern capitalist* and manufacturers, arid there being no doubt a very liberal arrangement could ta-made with our publishers for a certain number of papers for a limited time—each issue put out containing at least a column of new matter showing Burlington’s advantages for investment aud manufacturing and making it a home: therefore.
Resolved, Teat a committee of three meni ta rs of the board of trade be appointed by tho chair, who shall solicit and obtain propositions from our daily newspaper publishers and report at our next regular meeting.
The resolution was adopted and Messrs. Hanaphy, Leieht and Grope appointed a committee to interview the press.
Mr. Frame then reached down in his jeans and brought forth the following:
Whereas, Everyone know- that in number* and united action is great strength and influence and much good can be done If that that is the condition of affairs. And to reach that very desirable condition in this Board of Trade we should increase our membership, therefore.
Besotted, That we go into a committee of the whole board whose duty it shall la* to bring in as many names of new members as we can get. Every business and professional man in the city can afford to join at tho small sum of fifty cents per month and to meet and confer with one another in devising the best mode of united action for the best interests of the people and the city.
Rrsotvri.I, That the board of trade meetings be held on the first Wednesday or every month, instead of every week as at present.
Bemired, That, as our board of trade is working solely in the interest and for the general good of tip* community it should l*e eonsidered the duty of every citizen to join and help along the good cause.
The resolution mously.
In response to the foregoing several new names were proposed for membership and they will be acted upon at the next meeting.
Unabashed by the good-natured laugh at his expense, Mr. Frame came to the front again with a good suggestion introduced as follows:
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Water Company greatly improved The president said he had not known of the project but he was heartily in favor of it. It was of vital Importance to the city that the proposed plan be carried out. The bottom lands nprth of the city had always been considered of the utmost value as the site of a large manufacturing district, which would come some day. With a view to utilizing a portion of that land the Island Saw Mill had been built, operated for a time and then closed. Efforts had been made at different times to put the mill in operation again and the channel examined to see what change, if any was occurring. The report had uniformly been that the channel was closing up to such an extent as to prevent the rafting of logs to the mill. This made it apparent that the site once considered so favorable was worthless. Mr. Winter, when contemplating an enlargement of his plant, had made a critical examination and had been advised by competent river men that the bar forming at the foot of the Island was diverting the channel and closing up the slough. In con>e-quenee of this report, Mr. Winter had abandoned the consideration of the site. There was no doubt in the president’s mind that the mill could have been put in operation before this but for the change in the channel. It wa* entirely practicable to build the dam proposed, and he thought but’little difficulty would be encountered in securing favorable action by the government The resolution was then adopted unanimously and the chair appointed the following gentlemen as his associates on the committee: Messrs. James Frame, Geo. C. Henry, W. G. Mercer, F. Schmieg.
Mr. Frame introduced an interesting subject by reading a letter from Mr. Ed. Ripley, proprietor of a barrel hoop factory, relative to his removal to this city. Mr. Ripley was formerly located here and had a mill employing fifteen or twenty men and that he removed is not to the credit of some people. His mill was located back from the river above the Island mill. The reasons he gives for his removal are as follows: “When I was in
Burlington last winter the only way I could get my hoop poles was to land them at the levee, pay seventy-five cents wharfage and then haul them up to my mill. I was denied the privilege of landing them at the Island saw mill and the cost was too great to handle them as I was compelled to do. The owners would not allow me to haul across their land thereby completely shutting me out.” Mr. Frame said he had written Mr. Ripley to see upon what terms he could be induced to return and received in answer a letter of which the following paragraph is the gist:
“I will say to you if your people will pay the expense to which I have been put in moving my mill and will guarantee free use of the road from O’Connell slough across to my mill, that is from the saw-mlll, I will move back.”
Mr. Frame then made a motion to the effect that a committee of two be appointed by the chair who shall investigate the matter and ascertain what concessions can be obtained for a roadway from the river to Mr. Ripley’s mill; also, the expense incurred by removing said mill to and from Oquawka aud report at the next regular meeting.
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with affair* that concern and an- for the beno tit of the community at lanre, and we f»,*>r h ave to continue by eallintr th»* attention of the wharfmaster and street commissioner to the impassable and disorderly condition of Front street from one * nd of the levee to the other, all of which is in full view of a la>jre traveling public. The river pleasure seeker* found to be ! are debarred by rubbish; the Boat Club house looks like a bird-cage aet in a pig pen; visitors and sight-seer* have to la* shown the “Father of Waters’’ from the distant bluffs. It is as necessary to keep the levee in order as anv other part of town, and it should be dene as far as circumstances will permit.
The suggestion was heartily approved and the city paper* requested to publish to the end that good might come by giving it publicity.
The meeting then satisfied with the
adjourned well importance, variety and number of matters discussed.
Morton D. of Baltimore, ties $25,000.
a furnit ure dealer Wednesday; liabil-
annuai meeting of the American Street Railway association is in session at Buffalo, New York.
Dr. Mc Donegal, of New York, charged with malpractice in the case of Annie Goodwin, has been sentenced to fourteen years in the states prison.
Police Ollicer .lunge was shot and fatally wounded by a brother officer in Chicago Tuesday morning. The tragedy arose over a religious argument.
The Mexican republic will adopt the Metric system of weights and measures as a result of the recommendation of the International American conference.
Mr. Joseph Pulitzer, editor of the New York World, has retired on account of his health, and the paper will be run by an executive board of its principal editors, the present policy being continued.
Danny Needham, of St* Paul, and Billy Mehan, of San Francisco, lightweights, fought Tuesday night with four-ounce gloves at the Seattle Athletic club for a purse of **1,000. Mehan was knocked out in the forty-third round.
On one of the principal streets of Celeste Gains Monday occurred the abduction of the six-year-old child of Colonel Gaines, of Austin, Texas. It was while the nurse and child were getting on a street car that a man rushed up and carried the little girl to a carriage standing near by containing a woman. Nothing has been seen of the child since.
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.o
Wilmar* at Latonia.
Latonia, Oct. 15.—The winners to-day were: Little Midget, Pickup, Polemic Carter B, Mabelle and Woodbine.
Morris Park Winner*.
Morris Park, Oct. 15.—This closing day at the New York club’s autumn meeting. The were: Madstone, Annie, St.
Parametta, Diablo, Kirkover and Cancan
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the indigent class of-our city, \et we might li nda helping band to such a- need aid and work.
In answer to Mr. Hagerty’s query at our last ; meeting, “Which is the wiser policy, to pro- I vide employment for our producing class so i that they may during the winter support | themselves or to support thorn in idleness bv j charity?” I would suggest that one thousand people of our city donate ten dollars each In Cosh or merehandis , which would amount to ten thousand dollars — enough to keep in employment one, hundred men ut one dolJai and fifty cents per day for two and a half months, this amount to ta* donated to any firms or company who will agree to build a pork packing house or start up any kind of business that will require tie- employment of a larger number of men, say fifty men or more; possibly our people would then contribute even more for the sake of relieving those* wanting work. At present then* are no idle men in our city but we eau soon import some. I move that the board of trade receive proposals of such parties or corporations a*» wish to avail themselves Of this liberal offer, also that a committee of two he appointed to solicit contributions for the afsive purpose.
Mr. James Hagerty seconded Mr. Frame’s motion and spoke eloquently and clearly upon economic questions, being greeted at the c<r»e of his remarks by loud applause. The motion was adopted and Mess*r. Frame and Hagertv appoimed on the committee.
Mr. Frame, the irrepressible, brought another good matter before the meeting in the following resolution:
Yesterday morning broke rallier inauspiciously for the P. E. O’*, but no one ever knew the weather, however unfavorable it might be to dampen the ardor of the P. E. (Vs.
At nine o’clock the convention met in the lodge room of the Odd Fellows’ building, with sixty-five delegates present, representing the states of Iowa. Missouri, Indiana. Kansas and Nebraska. The following grand chapter officers were present: President, Mrs. Nannie T.
Stockman; second vice president, Mrs. DeDunnfngton: recording secretary,Miss Annie J. Cottle; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Kila K. Dinwiddle: treasurer. Miss Orian Pendleton,
Mrs. Alice Briggs, president of the Nebraska Grand Chapter, Miss Margaret Burrow* and Miss Lena Knott, delegates from thai chapter. aUo, were in attendance.
The convention was called to order by the worthy president, Mrs. X. T. Stockman and after enrollment of the delegates the following committees were appointed:
On credentials: Miss Goss. Mt. Pleas
ant, la.: Miss Du Bois, Fairfield. la., and Miss L urn back. Leon, la.
On local by-laws: Miss Kila Randall,
Ottumwa, la.; Mr*. Stella Walker, Keosauqua. la., and Mr*. Dewey. Washington, la.
On resolutions: Mrs. Mahaffy. Ot’um-
wa, la.; Miss Ida Twining, Mt. Pleasant. la., and Mrs. Anna Utterback, Sigourney, la
On reports of delegates: Miss AHie
Resor, Bloomfield, la.: MN- Lily Olivet. Centerville, la., and Mr>. Lillian spurrier, Farmington, la.
Auditing treasurer’s accounts: Mi*-
Margaret J. Burrow-, Norfold, Neb.: Miss Anna Welch, Thorntown. Ind.. and Mr^. T. Y. Lynch, Fairfield, la.
Memorial committees: Mis- Bdle Burton, Ottumwa, la.: Mr-*. Kila Warfield. Des Moines, la.; Mrs. Amelia B. Jarvis. Burlington, and Miss Burrel, Washington. la.
Record committee: Mr-. S. J. Chester, ll Fairfield; Mrs. Mahaffy, Ottumwa: Mis’ Mason, Burlington: Mr', terville, and Mrs. Alta field, la.
On Bluff Park day:
Chariton: Miss Reeves,
Kva Goss. Cen-Tubbs, Bloom-
Mrs. Thayer. Osceola; Mrs.
Mrs. Howe. Mt.
Maple, Chariton, and Pleasant, la.
On proxies: Mrs. Maggie MeSurley,
Keosauqua; Mrs. Biy. Ottumwa, arid Miss Bisbee. Keokuk. la.
On local by-laws: Mrs. Howey, Albia:
Miss Delaplaine, Keokuk, and Mr- Dean, What Cheer, Iowa.
The delegates were welcomed by Mr-. Eugene Butties, President of Chapter A. A., Burlington, in an address breathing such sincere, honest and hearty frKnd--hip that caused the heart- of the vi-itors to warm spontaneously towards our local sisterhood. Mrs. Ella K. Dinwid-die, corresponding -ectary. Grand Chapter, re-ponded to the welcome in felicitous terms.
The report- of the Grand Chapter offieer- showed the p. E. O. -octet? to be in a very flourishing condition. Eight new Chapters have been formed during the year at the following named places: Hoi dredge and Wahoo, Nebra-ka: Leon, East Des Moines, Oskaloo-a. What Cheer, and Waterloo, Iowa, and Detroit, Michigan, making a total of fifty-one working Chapters.
Reports of committees and reading minutes brought the morning session to a clo-e.
A FTE IM (ON 'K"l(»V.
The meeting wa- opened by a musical -election rendered by the delegate from Wa-hington, Iowa.
Report** of committees from seventh annual convention were announced and an interesting paper upon the subject: “Our Cardinal Points” wa- read by Mr**. Kale Wilson, of Knoxville. Iowa. Important business then occupied tin* convention for some time, when Mr-. Jessie Thayer, of Chariton, read a beautiful paper upon the subject. -‘The (rod- w
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• >k ion the
Worship,” saying that within th* temple of our heart- o* ~ i shrined and wors1 > ■. t
The god that none Oi .. r
shipped but before whom w. all * bow—Death—is mightier than an god-. Other business of moment up the remainder of theafternoon -e which at length adjourned to meet a Fir-? M. E. church.
cr KLIC MEETING.
Tile steady raiu which -et in so inopportunely ia-t evening militated sadly against the attendance of our citizens af the public session of the P. E. O. convention, held in the First M. E. church. Good weather would have ensured a full house, but. as it wa*, the audience was comparatively -mall. Those who braved the atmospheric's discouragement-, however, were amply repaid by the intellectual aud musical treat presented by the ladies and manifested their appreciation of each number on the program by hearty applause.
The interior of the church wa- beautifully decorated for the occasion. On the central front of the organ appeared the letters “P. E. O.” in the colors of the society. Immediately below, a banner with tne strange device draped towards a star tixed along the rail of the choir gallery, all in yellow and white. The rail itself was Interwoven with evergreens, autumn leaves and flowers. On the platform, at either end, stood two splendid canas from Bock’s nursery. while between them, ranging along the front, were vases of dahlias. Other floral decorations, dried grasses and tasteful drapery, including large banners on either side of the balcony completed the harmonious picture.
At 8:30 Mrs. Nannie Torrence Stockman, president of the Iowa Grand Chapter, took the chair and announced the opening number, 259 of the Epworth hymnal, which was sung by the audience to the piano accompaniment of Mrs. Ellie Buttle-. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Chas. H. N Dunn, of the church, when Mrs. Allice Briggs, president of the Grand Chapter of Nebraska, sang ’’Pauline,” aceompanied by Mrs. Ellie Buttles. The rendition developed the fact that Mrs. Brigg- is possessor of an excellent voice, finely cultivated and of considerable power. The number earned and was awarded liberal applauses in which the skillful playing of Mrs. Buttles shared equitably.
Mrs. Alice Babb, of Mt. Pleasant, followed with an eloquent address upon the topic, “Our Homes,” which exhaled the fragrance and breathed the poetry of the ideal “Home, Sweet Home,” of the heart. The peculiar attraction of home and the power of the instinct which draws mankind, birds, beasts and the very fishes to the one loved spot on earth, in air, or water, “no matter how humble,” where they began life and primarily set up their habitation was ably demonstrated by the talented lady and the influence of home for good or bad upon the lives of men and women set forth in a way that enlisted the keen attention of her hearers. She was succeeded by Miss Clara Mc-I* arland, of Mt. Pleasant, who gave the song, “Nightingales,” accompanied by Miss Laura O’Neill, the number eliciting merited honors. An able paper on the subject, “The Needs of the Hour,” was read by Mrs. Effie Hoffman Rogers, editress of the P. E. O. Recfrrd, Oskaloosa, la. The essay was characterized by great good sense and explicitly informed the woman of to-day what her duty ic herself and her sex consisted in. “A