Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - September 11, 1890, Burlington, Iowa
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BURLINGTON, IOWA, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER ll, ISIK).
passed the senate.
t:, Tariff Bill wil1 Now Go to the Conference Committee.
Will Insist on
Th* ^-An Elusive House Quorum ffl*nSpeaker Heed’s Reception
n'acnivr.TON. Sept. IO.—Iii the senate ','ff.ared a resolution which went
try of the inte-ovw#««'statement concerning the land &T. S the Northern Pacifi*
itic; also, a
disembodying instructions to the resolution ^ ^ ]and forfeiture
the lands of the
Pacific and other companies.
^relaidon the table for Se tariff bill was then •■nonbeing on us passage, six hours <t allowed to close the discussion, • would be taken.
North-They future action, taken up, the
administration is doing everything it can to increase financial confidence and decrease the rate of interest to borrowers.”
THE RAUM INVESTIGATION.
Chairman Morrill Rules out the Te*ti-mony Relative to the Refrigerator
r"fioar^re*f e rri u g to the reciprocity
saw 1»- WHI VC**, for it
" !- fie with some hesitation and
Wd not have done so if he thought the
Line contained in the amendment was
, it was likely to come out. of cateran I"®* i. *
- on tho policy.
Mr Hoar was followed by Iliscock.Tur-Bl; Gibson, Vest, Vance and .lunes, of Uvada The vote was then taken, and passed—yeas 40, nays 29, as fol-
Allen, Allison, Blair, Chandler, Cullen, Davis,
° F6M—Aldrich fjaeron. Casey rates Pi von. Evarts, I rye. Hawley, Lgins Hiscock. Hoar, Ingalls of Ne-
McMillan, Manderson, Mitchell, "xiv, Paddock. Pierce, Platt, Plumb, ■’ Quay. Sanders, Sawyers, Shor-•in Spooner, Squire, Stewart. Stock-
‘Teller, Washburn, Wilson of v " and Wolcott—40.
Barbours, Bate, Berry, Blacken Bidget. Butler, Carlisle, Cockrell, Coke Colquitt, Daniel, Faulkner, Gorgon’Gray, Harris. Hearst, Jones of Arkansas, Kenna. Morgan, Paseo, Pugh, Sansom, Reagan, Tar pie. Vance, Vest, Voorhees, Walthall and Wilson of Maryland-^. .
The following pairs were announced, the first named in each couple being in favor of the bill: Dolph and Brown, Edmunds and George, Farwell and Payne, Hale and McPherson, Merrill and Hampton. Stanford and Gibson, Pettigrew and Ca I.
Mr. Aldrich moved that the senate insist on its amendment to the house bill aal ask for a conference. The motion was agreed to and Aldrich, Sherman. Allison, Hiseock, McPherson, Vance and Carlisle appointed conferees on the part of the seriate. The senate then adjourned. ____________
No Quorum iii the House.
Washington. Sept. IO.—The house wa-called to order bv Speaker Pro Tem. Burrows and prayer was offered by tho chaplain, after which OTerrell, of of Virginia, raised the point that there was no quorum present. The speaker protein, being unable to count a quorum Haugen, of Wisconsin, moved a call of taphouse. A call of the house was ordered—yeas ss, nay' it—but failed to disclose a quorum.
Mr. Haugen offered a resolution for the arrest of the absentees, pending which OTerrall moved an adjournment. The motion Ava' lost. A quorum then appearing present, after some further discussion the journal was read, but when th>‘ previous question was ordered on its approval the quorum had again disappeared. Haugen offered a resolution revoking all ’.-ave* of absence except '-Ti account of illness.
Mr. Flower, of New York, raised the point that the resolution was not in order, and the speaker pro tem. overruling the point, O’Ferrall took an appeal. No quorum being in sight, the house, without approving the journal adjourned.
TEE SILVER COINAGE LAW.
Washington, Sept, IO.—In the Raum investigation to-day, Chairman Morrill proceeded to pass upon tho question raised as to the relevancy of the testimony offered yesterday by Cooper relating to the character of the Refrigerator company’s stock and ruled it out.
Mr. Lewis, a minority member, entered a protest against the narrow limitation holding the character of the stock was one of the counter indictments.
Assistant Chief Bryant of the pension office testified that the completed cases order expedited the settlement of some claims and retard others. Moro claims had been adjudicated under the order than before it had been made. He knew of no preference shown any particular attorney. In answer to Commissioner Raum the witness said while there had been a larger output of claims under the new order than before, there had been greater haste in the preparation of the eases and much rivalry between the clerks. He did not say the work was properly done, but called attention to the fact that some examiners were disposing of claims in less time than they could be properly considered.
The commissioner wished to know whether the witness had tried to put a stop to it.
Witness replied he had not thought of putting a stop to it. The 35,000 cases puton the completed files by the office have been selected without partiality.
Judge Wilson said it had been stated that Cooper had signed a large number of blank calls upon the pension office for a firm of pension attorneys and he would like to have Cooper make a statement about it.
Mr. Cooper said he authorized his clerk to sign a large number of calls for a pension firm in his district, understanding it had been the custom. Perhaps there were 1,500 of 2,000 calls signed with his name. When lie came to Washington he spoke to Chief Duran in the pension office about it, and he doubted whether it was fair to call up eases in that way; but. he must aet for his constituents. Durnan told him to sign the slips and he would do what he could with them. Cooper did not think the slips were equivalent to a congressional call. M'he attorneys he signed for had been neglected. He was told that Lemon at that time had practical control of the pension office. Witness felt then and now that if he could do anything to help his people he ought to do it. He felt that they had not had a fair chance with the attorneys in Washington.
Mr. Cooper ;i'ked the committee to pass upon his resolution in reference to extending the scope of investigation. No decision was made and the committee adjourned.
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STRIKERS VS. TROOPS.
Rioters at Southampton Dispersed by Two Companies of Infantry.
Th® Soldier* Us® Their Bavonets-An Attempt of the Mob to Charge the Military Result* Disastrously and Many are Wounded.
It* Wisdom and Great Benefit Now Ac-knowledged by Western Democrats.
Washington, Sept, IO.—Western democrats in both houses of congress are beriming to drop into line with republicans everywhere in recognition of the timely adoption of the new silver coinage aw. They. or some of Diem, are beginning to acknowledge that if it had not been for the adoption of this law we woald have been confronted with a serious financial panic, and they also are free to admit that we would not have bad rile present silver law had Mr. Cleve-•andbeen re-elected, for he is upon record in opposition to all such measures. Mr. Cleveland is a monometalist—a firm adherent of the single standard of money 'aine. gold.
Mr. Dorsey, of Nebraska, who is chairman of the house committee on banking and currency, and one of the most suc-essful financiers throughout the west, and who has about as large an agricultural constituency as any man in oon-?ro«. said of the new coinage law: “Of
Mum, it is well known that I advocate (nefree and unlimited coinage of silver,
I am irc‘p to admit that the present a* has operated more satisfaetorilly nan it is probable a free coinage law w'lald have operated. It is possible that ntanv of the financiers in the east would
'ave attempted a ‘bear’ movement
gainst th? enforcement of a free coin-saw, and that they would have tem-IjPrarily embarrassed the government on e representation that the country ould be flooded with too much
'°r. and gold would ultimately
have ~(*ne to a premium. We will now
The Speaker Receives the Congratulation* of Friends at Washington.
Washington, Sept. IO.—Congressman Mason was, next to Speaker Reed, the central figure at the house end of the capitol to-day. Ile was everywhere receiving congratulations of the members for his splendid work in Maine. He also received telegram thanks from republican executive committees of Maine. The republicans have all forgiven him for filibustering. Speaking of his experiences to a Journal correspondent he said: “Yes, Maine is a great state. It was a new experience to me. I was nearly frightened out of my boots when a dignified gentleman announced to me that he was coming to hear me ‘lecture.’ But I found people there enthusiastically for Recd. The Saturday before the election I predicted in an interview that Reed’s majority would be 4,500, and they were inclined to think me crazy. I based my prediction on the fact that many young democrats were preparing to vote for Reed. It was a hard week, but I wa? splendidly treated and am glad I went. I believe the splendid results of that election will make Reed a very prominent figure in the next presidential campaign.”
London, Sept,. IO.—The riots in Southampton yesterday were the most serious that have occurred in England for many years. Cho police were utterly unable to grapple with the trouble and two companies of infantry were equally powerless until they had freely used the bayonet on several of the strikers and were supplied with ball cartridges. The attempts to break the line of the soldiers by a furious charge of a number of men mounted on ‘‘ab horses showed great courage, hut, little knowledge of their own sold ers. Only once or twice in his-tory has a line of British soldiers been broken by a charge of cavalry, but t hese untrained men thought they could accomplish the feat by a blind rush of a few old cobs ridden barebacked. Nearly all the strikers who took part in this folly were badlv hurt. The resort to violence has alienated much public sympathy from them. The strikers telegraphed last night to Michael Davit! and Cunningham Graham to come to their assistance. The Times has an editorial bitterly denouncing Home Secretary Matthews for failing to suppress disorder on the part of striking workmen. The article declared that the secretary is, by his weakness, training the working classes to believe that the government will not prevent them from indulging in riot and bloodshed. The dockers of London and Dublin are combining, the object of the coalition being to enforce the demands of the dockers at the latter port for better pay and treatment. The chartering of steamers by the colonial governments to obtain coal from India for the gasworks is the wor't blow the Australian strikers have yet received. It hurts the miners as well a' the city strikers and commits the colonial government against the strike.
Affairs are still very menacing this morning. More troops have been summoned to the scene of the strike. A number of boats manned by the strikers are laying out in the stream with a view of intercepting incoming steamers and prevailing upon their crews to strike. The admiralty has been asked by the local authorities to assist in preventing this new move. Eight of the strikers have been arrested for rioting. The mayor’s residence was threatened by the mob again to-day and lie at once telephoned for 'Oldiers. who instantly responded, arriving in cabs.
Southampton, Sept. IO.—Employers held a meeting and subsequently issued a hand bill promising every protection to men returning to work. The union submitted a proposal for an advance in wages, undertaking to ask for a further increase for two years to come. The employers, however, declined to accept the condition that no non-union men be employed. Many arrests have been made. At nine o’clock to-night troops were obliged to make a succession of bayonet charges in order to clear the streets. At midnight the excitement had subsided. The infantry hold all approaches to the docks. The Royal Mail company has locked out all its men and ordered the vessels to go to Plymouth.
first named probably receiving the greatest share of hand-clapping endorsements.
Other nominations were: For judge of the supreme court, B. YV. McBridge; attorney general, John W. Lovett; clerk of the supreme court, William T. Noble.
Worcester, Sept. IO.—The state prohibition convention assembled this morning. William Hamlin, of Amherst, was chosen chairman and the usual committees appointed.
Dr. Blackmar was nominated for governor by acclamation; lieutenant governor, George Kempton, of Sharon; secretary of state, George I). Critenden, of Buckland; attorney general. Wolfcott Hamlin, of Amhurst; treasurer and receiver genera:, Win. IL Gleason, of Boston; auditor, Augusta R. Smith, of Lee. The platform demands the elimination of the liquor traffic from foreign commerce, interstate trade and home enterprise. It is set forth that the republican party willingly embodies its temperance virtues in a president, who gives bibulous banquets; a vice president, who sets up attars folia elms on his own premises, and a senate, which refuses to banish King Alcohol from its end of the capitol and places the leading liquor sellers of the country on its important committees. The platform further declares for equal suffrage irrespective of sex; arbitration for international difficulties; liberal fostering of education by the governments, state and national; that the senate owes a just consideration to the farmer whose interests are now sacrificed in favor of monopoly and counterfeit products; declares that both thf> republican and democratic parties arc so complicated with corrupt corporations that no reform can be expected of them; ask all prohibitionists, whatever their views on the tariff, to unite in denouncing the sale of the presidency of the country in consideration of the surrender of every other industry to the lordly manufacturers who, in connection with the liquor interests control the republican party; calls upon all fair-minded men to repudiate the bargain and bill which is its friend.
AN OLD MAN MURDERED.
George P. Fiffield’s Skull Crushed in by an Unknown Hand.
A Mysterious Crime that Will be Thor, ooghly Investigated—A Fatal Stab, bing Affray — Bitten by a Mad Dog—State Note*.
ten days ago. His continued absence leads his friends to fear he is dead. He was mentally deranged some years ago and never fully recovered.
THE 8TATE UNIVERSITY.
Grand Rapids, Sept. IO.—The democratic state convention was called to order this morning at eleven o’clock by Hon. II. M. Ford, temporary chairman. After the appointment of committees the convention adjourned until half-past two in the afternoon.
At the afternoon session, E. I*. Winans, of Hamburg, was nominated for governor; .John Strong, of Monroe, lieutenant-governor; Frederick Raastad, of Ispheining, Treasurer; A. A. Elolis, of Iona, attorney-general; John W. McGrath, of Detroit, justice of tho supreme court: Captain Daniel Cooper, of New Aygen, secretary of state: Colonel I). Baker, of Miles, commissioner of the land office; Ferris IL Fit?, of Pontiac, superintendent of public instruction; and David A. Gammond, of Charlotte, member of the state board of education.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.]
Anamosa, Sept. IO.—A most brutal murder occurred about half a mile west of this city last night at about eight o’clock. Mr. Geo. P. Fifield, a gentleman about sixty years of age, had been at the home of his son-in-law, A. .I Judson, and was returning down the Chicago and North Western railroad track leading to the slate quarry when some unknown person must have hit him on the head with a club mashing his skull in on the right side in a terrible shape. Ile was not dead when found but speechless, and died soon after. No clue has yet been discovered and no reason for the murder can be given. It was not supposed that he had an enemy in tin* world and when found his clothing was intact, the perpetrate evidently not even going through his pockets. The coroner's inquest Is still in session. No pains will be spared to find the guilty person.
Meager Account* of a Tragedy in Chur, dan, Iowa.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Jefferson, la., Sept. IO.—A report comes from Churdan that Thomas Con-cannon, of Cedar township, was fatally stabbed. The officers have in custody O. N. Wright, charged with the deed. The details are meager.
BITTEN BY A MAD DOG.
Two Little Children at Knoxville Great Danger.
Knoxville, la., Sept. IO.—On Saturday two children, aged about three and five years, of Mr. Burr Phelps, residing in Knoxville, were bitten by a little dog they were playing with. The little girl, three years old, was bitten iir.'t on her ann and the boy tried to drive the dog away with a club and was bitten on the hand and leg. The dog was shut up and died Sunday with every evidence of hydrophobia. Mr. Phelps has taken the children to Chicago for treatment at the Pasteur institute.
Another School Year Open* Cnder Bright Auspice*.
[Correspondence of The Hawk-Eye.]
Iowa City, Sept. IO.—Anotner school year of the Hawkeye State University opened to-day under the most flattering prospects. An increased attendance of students, a reawakening of the erstwhile latent enthusiasm of both instructors and old students and a determination on the part of all to make this a crowning year of progress and success justify your correspondent in his statement.
All day long, the authorities have been busy receiving and registering the names of the new laborers within the old ’varsity walls, and renewing their contracts with old students who have returned to get another dig at mathematics, to take another whirl in literature, it may be, or shoulder a gun once more in the university bataliion: iii short to take a hand in any or all of the varied and diversified opportunities that are offered. □ Indeed, it has been a gala“*!ay, for we all feel that this grand old institution, the top round in the ladder of state education, is now and forever firmly established in the good will, favor and hearts of the people of Iowa. We note with pleasure aho the kindly inter*" in the university taken by the people of Burlington, a- shown by a larger representation from that city than ever before.
It is a proof of whole-souled concern in our welfare and Interest well-bestowed as the ample facilities and honest accomplishment'; of the university will attest.
As yet, everything is in a state of preparation: everybody is “getting ready” for the work to come. When affairs assume a tangible condition, the readers of The Hawk-Eyi Qsall be informed more as to details and. from time to time, will be enlightened with an account of our doings as well a- those of the city in which our school is situated. But now, adieu.
DES MOINES COUNTY FAIR.
Second Day an Improvementj Over the First.
The Balloon A*eenslon and Parachute Leap a Great Saree**—Inflation a* a Fine Art—Rare* for To-Day -Time Table—Note*.
A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION.
Ex-Senator Van Wyke Decline*.
Omaha, Sept. IO.—Ex-Senator Van Wyke to-night notified the congressional committee of the Farmers' Alliance party that he must decline the nomination fur congress recently tendered him; that he could be of more service as a private in tlx* ranks.
WON BY MEMOIR.
Speaker Reed Reaches Washington.
Washington, Sept. it).—^beaker Reed reached Washington this morning and appeared at the capitol at about eleven o’clock. He went at once to his room, where he has since remained, seeing no one. It was expected that he would take his seat in tho chair at the opening of the session, hut he did not respond to the summons of the doorkeeper, and Speaker Pro Ton Burrows called the house to order.
On his way to the capitol the speaker was warmly greeted by both republicans and democrats, and received congratulations on all hands. Later in the day he held a sort of impromptu reception in his room at the capitol, many members calling on him. His reason for not immediately taking the chair was because lie thought it proper that Mr. Burrows should himself announce the fact that he (Mr. Burrows) had signed a number of bills which had passed the house.
At two o’clock Speaker Reed gave a lunch to about twenty members of the house, including the chairmen of the leading committees and those who took part in the Maine campaign. He sat at the head of the table, evidently in the best of humor.
The Great St. Leger Captured by Duke of Portland** Horse.
London, Sept. IO.—The race for the St. Leger stake', run at Doncaster today, was won by Memoir. Memoir is owned by the duke of Portland and was a firm favorite until last summer, when he fell lame at the training quarters. This disarranged the books for a time, but that he has completely recovered today's victory shows. The other starters were the duke of Westminster’s Blue-green. Lord Lurgon's Oddfellow and Baron Rothschild's Beaume. Bluegreen finished '* cond and Gonsalve third.
Co Lf Mitt v, S. C., Sept. IO.—The democratic state convention met at noon, hut up to midnight ha' failed to effect a permanent organization, there being a very determined contest between the Tillman-ites and other factions.
A FIRE BUG CONFESSES.
Thomas Morrow Sentenced to Two Year* in the Penitentiary.
Ida Grove, lo., Sept. 19.—Thomas Morrow, who confessed to aiding George T. Williams, editor of the Ida county Watch nut n, in attempting to burn the Grand opera house, has been sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. Williams is under heavy bonds for his appearance. The case i> attracting much attention on Recount of William's acquaintance as a newspaper man.
FOOLISH FABIUS FORESTER.
Representative Morrill Declined.
Holton, Kan.. Sept. IO.—The republicans of the first congressional district today nominated Charles Broderick, Representative Morrill, of pension fame, having declined a renomination.
THE MAINE TRIUMPH.
Further Return* Make the Republican Plurality 18,720.
Lewiston, Me., Sept. IO.—The Ercn-ing Journal ha' returns from practically the whole state, footing up: Burleigh
63,568, Thompson 44,'■DL Clark I.st', scattering 957. Republican plurality, 18,720. The remaining places voted in lssc,: Republicans 92a, democrats 811,
Portland, Me., Sept. IO.—The Advertiser has full representative returns from ten counties in Maine and partial returns from the remaining six. They indicate a democratic gain of 12 representatives, making the house stand 113 republicans to 38 democrats. The senate stands 4 democrats and 27 republicans.
Tammany’* Chieftain Arrive*.
New York, Sept. IO. — Richard Crocker, the well known Tammany chieftain, arrived this morning on the City of New York. He was met at the dock by a number of Tammany leaders and warmly welcomed. He >aid he wa' in excellent health, hut refused to talk respecting his intentions in the fall campaign.
Hi* Ignorance Nearly Cause* Hi* Death by the Ga* Route.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.j Des Moines, Sept. IO.—Fabius Forrester, a young man from Anita, registered at the Morgan house la't night, paid for hi' lodging and retired leaving no call at the office. About nine o’clock this morning, a chambermaid while passing through the hall, smelled escaping gas and notified the clerk and employes who, breaking open the door of the room, found Forrester unconscious from the effects of ga', his frothing mouth, swelling breast, extreme paler, all indicating the near approach of death. The physician’s examination showed he had inhaled enough a' to end the life of an ordinary mortal, but his strong constitution saved him. He had turned out the light but thought it necessary to turn on the gas jet again after the light went out.
Alexander Johnson Perform* an A»ton-iHliing Feat of Mind Reading.
Chicago, Sept. IO.—Alexander Johnston, the mind reader, performed a feat in this city to-day which reclisped all similar records made by Bishop and others. He has been doing many remarkable things here and finally his manager decided to attempt the same test that resulted in the death of the well known mind reader Bishop, in New York, that of finding the name in a register and pronouncing it. A committee of well known newspaper men and a physician drove in a hack from tim Auditorium hall to the Grand Pacific by a tortuous route and going to the register selected a name. Leaving one of tin fir number in charge of the register, they returned to the Auditorium.where Johnstone had remained in custody of another committeeman. They bandaged his eyes securely. Johnstone instantly rushed down stair', mounted the box of the carriage and drove, blindfolded, to the Grand Pacific, avoiding cable cars and thousands of vehicles on the way: rushed to the register, turned the leaves rapidly, found the name, repeated it, gave the number of the page and date of the month. On his way back to the Auditorium .Tohn't.one was taken with a severe chill, which threw him into a cataleptic fit. The physicians at fir>t pronounced him dead, but after working over him two hours lite was again restored, and to-night th** mind reader is resting comfortably, but is exceedingly weak.
A SCATTERED LIMEKILN CLUB.
MURDERED BY INDIANS.
cojnage as rapidly as there is a de-„i n. j.°r it* All the silver needed for ; li;^'on, and whether needed or not, ^mt'^.ooo.uon worth of 'liver bullion “ De purchased annually. This wull venice a steady increase per capita of ®Dney of the country, and if the law , _ stand a' it is at present it will not
*n V‘a! s before we will have more ey to the individual than any coun-. mt.se world, for with the liberal . of silver thor* will be put afloat ■ ne idle money in the treasury not 30UV‘; np°bed as a reserve. We are Unify,the tariff and adopt re-J *1 Cations with foreign countries
THE NATIONAL CROP REPORT.
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The Condition of Wheat and Other Cereal* Far Below the Average.
Washington, Sept. IO.—The national crop report for September shows the injury to the corn crop reported last month was intensified by the continuance of the drouth in August until the rains carne to its relief, but too late for full recovery. The average is 70.1, against 73.3 for last month. It is the lowest average since 1881. The decline occurred in New York, Ohio, Illinois, and in all the northwestern states, and in some others of less importance. The crop is tate in the eastern states, requiring maturing weather throughout September. The Ohio and Missouri valleys report a protracted drouth and low condition. \\hile rains of the last two weeks in August have been beneficial nearly everywhere, they have not always restored the losses of the fir>t half of the month. The lowest condition is in Kansas, though some of the eastern counties make good returns. The Dakotas and Nebraska are a little higher.
The returns of the condition of winter wheat at the time of harvesting is less favorable than those of the 1st of July. So far as the threshing has progressed the results are generally disappointing. July average was 76.2, present average is 73.5. The general average of spring wheat, is also reduced from 83.2 to 79.8. The average for wheat of both kinds is 75.5. In 1888 the September average for wheat was 77. It, was 73 in 1881. The yield of spring wheat is unusually variable in the Dakotas, ranging from high yields to five bushels and less per acre. The progress of threshing will develop the extent of these differences.
The rye yield was less than was expected, the condition as reported is reduced to 85.4.
The September condition of oats is the lowest ever reported, having fallen from 70.1 in August to 64.4. The rate of yield will be the smallest in twenty years
The condition of barley is not^ very seriously lowered—from 82.8 to 78.6.
Buckwheat has fully maintained its August condition, the average boing 90.5
The figures for potatoes have fallen since August from 77.4 to 65.7 lowest average yield ever reported, of 1887 being 67.3.
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The Republican Administration and Congress Endorsed —The Nominations*
Indianapolis, Sept. IO.—Chairman Michener, of the state central committee called the 'tat*? republican convention to order this morning. The committee on permanent organization reported Hon. It. W. Thompson, ex-secretary of the navy, for chairman and he was received with tumultuous applause. He spoke for the better part of an hour, going into the history of republican and democratic tariff interests, etc.
The platform was then reported. It endorses the administration of the president and the conduct of Speaker Reed; condemns the democratic doctrine of free trade, favors reciprocity, approves the pension legislation of the present congress, demands laws to prevent food adulteration, denounces trusts and combinations. favors reasonable river and harbor improvements, denounces th** white rapoutrages, demands local option and approves the original package bill.
A resolution was adopted ordering the secretary of the convention to send a con-ratulatory telegram to Thomas B. Reed, formerly of Maine, but now of the United States.”
The plank endorsing Harrison is as follows:
“We endorse the administration of Benjamin Harrison and the able statesmen selected as his co-laborers and advisers as being wise, vigorous and patriotic. It has kept the pledges made to the people, has carefully guarded and zealously promoted their welfare and elevated the condition of the public service.
“We heartily approve the action of th** republicans in congress under the brilliant leadership of Thomas B. Reed. They have again proved that the republican party can be relied upon to meet and solve great public questions, and have once more demonstrated their capacity for intelligent and patriotic government.” The tariff plank reaffirms the belief in the republican doctrine of protection to American industries; condemns the democratic doctrine of free trade, and commends tho policy of reciprocity proposed in connection with the pending tariff legislation.
Milton Trussler was nominated for secretary of state, I. N. Walker, of Marion, for auditor, George W. Pixley, for treasurer. For statistician, John Worrell, of Hendricks county; superintendent of public instruction. James Henry, of Morgan county: state geologist. .las. M. Coulter, of Hamilton county. The convention was one of the largest and mo?*t harmonious ever held by Indiana republicans. One place only on the ticket, that of treasurer, required more than one ballot and the contest in this case was settled without acrimony. The refer-onces in the speeches to Recd, Ria inc and Harrison were loudly applauded, the
Report* of a Tragedy in Montana tier* Aroused to War.
Mil.es City, Mont., S**pt. IO.—A telegram was received to-day by the coroner from the Tongue River Agency notifying him that a murder had been committed and the body was awaiting his arrival. The telegram gives no further particulars, but taken in connection with a letter received yesterday is supposed to account for the disappearance of Hugh Boyle, a young cattleman, who has been missing from Lame Deer. It is thought here he was murdered by the Indians. It was only last Saturday that the Indians that were arrested on suspicion of the murder of Robert Ferguson, last May, were turned loose because of a lack of evidence, and tin* Boyle murder following so closely will arouse tho white settlers about the Cheyenne reservation to war. They had declared this summer that if another white man was killed they would send the women and children out of the country and together with the cowboys, wage a war of extermination on the Indians. This they are abundantly able to do.
A Congr(***ionHl Apportiontment Bill In. trounced by ChHirnmn Bunnell.
Washington, Sept. IO.—Mr. Dunnell, of Minnesota, chairman of the house committee on the eleventh census to-day introduced an apportionment bill on the basis of one representative for each 178,-371 of populi ion. This bill would provide for a ital representation of 354. Under the apportionment, Alabama, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin would each gain one member; Arkahsas, Illinois, Kansas and Pennsylvania each two, and Minnesota and Nebraska each three. The only states losing a representative would be Ohio and Virginia, which would lose one each.
Brother Gardner Call* the Meeting Order in an A*toni*hing Fashion.
Iowa Falls, la., Sept. IO.—Mr. Gardner. an honest, old gentleman living near this city, who is generally known as “Brother Gardner,” is the owner of a magnificent melon-patch, toward which the longing eyes of the boys about town have ever eagerly turned. Now. that the fruit had folly matured. It was decided among some of the voting fellows to form what they pleased to call a “limekiln club,” and hold sotni-occasional meetings. Monday night was chosen as the date and Brother Gardner's melon-patch as the place of th** first meeting. Brother Gardner, however, had tumbled to the scheme and with a shotgun loaded with small shot and salt he awaited in ambush to call the meeting to order. Presently the members began to arrive on horseback, afoot and otherwise. They had hardly finished collecting the pass word, which is said to be “pluga-melon,” when bang! bang? went the good deacon's gun, and with * shrieks of pain and dismay the meeting broke up and rapidly disappeared in all directions. The next day a number of young men here were nursing mysterious mosquito bites while one other was endeavoring to explain the presence of his horse found tied in the vicinity of the patch. It has been decided by the executive committee that the Lime Kiln club will not meet with brother Gardner next week.
Annunl Meeting of the Htoekolder*of the Wah:**h Railway.
St. Louis, Sept. 9.—The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Wabash railway was held this forenoon. The following board of directors were elected: O. D. Ashley. R. ('. Iteynold>. George L. Gould. Stdner Dillon. Edvar T. Wells, Thomas ll. Hubbard. Henry K. McIIarg, John T. Terry, C. J. Lawrence, James F. Joy. Russe] Sage, James F. Howe and Charles N. Hayes. The annual report shows a zain in the net earnings of 8903,405. The volume of bu'ines> for tile year shows an Increase of 564.578 tons and had the rat**' been the same a' the year previous the net earnings would have been SI,558,915 more than in is sp.
O. I). Ashley was elected president and Chari**' M. Hayes general manager.
The balloon ascension and para* hut* leap were the principal features of the Des Moines county fair yesterday, although two interesting races took place daring the afternoon. The attendance was much better than on the day previous, but was very small compared with that of corresponding days in past year-. Quite a number of carriages were lined around the fence in the quarter-stretel and the amphitheatre was pretty well sprinkled with ladies and gentlem* n, while th** small boy abounded on all sides. The trotting race wa' a very tame affair, only two h«»rs* s coming up to th** scratch, and to an experienced spectator it looked very mach like* a put up job between them to make it as exciting as possible for the spectators, without over-heating themselves. The race wa' won by Twinkler in thr«*e h**ats, the best tim** being 3:05. After th** racing wa' over Tom Wall, the colored sprinter, covered the I same ground in 5:32. The running race j was really, however, deserving of special j mention. Four horses were enter* d and I each tried hi- best to win. Th*- race was j tar five-eighths of a mil** and considerable difficulty was experienced each time in getting the horses fairly started owing to their cavern*-" to be off. Harry War- i ren wa' the favorite from the 'tart and won the first and third heats, best time! being 1:09’* j.
The exhibits in floral and machinery halls are shamefully meagre compared with the magnificent displays that Kau be**n made in years gone by. The time wa' when every merchant in th** county strove for space in the halls in which to make displays of their goods, and a' a consequence every available inch wa' occupied, and the displays themselves reflected great credit on the county an i the owners, and fair managers. For some reason or other th** majority of merchants have come to the conclusion that this is a style of advertising that doesn’t pay—that the trouble and pains of hauling -ampi**' of their work or wares out there and back just for three or four day'’ exhibit were not compensated for by the returns. This D not a-it should be: every person having articles of intere-t to exhibit, should have sufficient pride in th** county and it- avn- . cultural society, to make creditable displays, ev**n at th*- *’0't of some exertion and annoyance. True, that the rain-have managed to interfere with several fair' recently, but the weather this year ha' so far been mo't delightful and the outlook for bright weather during the re-t of the week is good. Th*- few firms who have made displays are entitled t<* much credit for their **n**rgv, and It is hoped that many more will have mad** arrangements to fill up the remaining empty booths by to-day.
The balloon ascension was a grand success. Professor Dockstadter is an aeronaut of experience and knows his bu'i-ness. He contracted to come here and make three ascensions on three different days at our fair, and on each occasion wa' to ri>** ov**r two thou-and feet and make a leap in a parachute at that height. Th** fir't ascension yesterday afternoon wa' a complete success as far a- th** ascension wa' concerned but th** bov who made the trip became frightened at the breaking of a rope and refti'**d to jump. Th** professor not to be defeat **i in his endeavor to comply with th** very letterer his contract, and make a creditable record for himself, insisted, in justice to himself and to th** director- of the fair, in making the trip over again, consequently a wagon was sent after th** balloon, which was found in a neighboring cornfield about half a mile di-tant. and wa- hauled back to home plate aud inflated again. This tim** the balloon sailed gracefully aloft with its human freight suspended in mid-air beneath, and at the 'ignal from the professor the parachute was detached and it' occupant dropped safely to terra firma.
son claim they ran ea'ily fill a balloon now from the experience they have had. During the process of inflation a man is 'tattooed inside the babion to see that no spark- from the great sheet fire which mounts upward' into th** int* rior. lodges in the wall of th*- balloon. He must also keep the walls from collapsing against the flame, as the least flapping or bulging in of th*- baloon would mean its de--truction. The succe" of th** whole venture depends on this man, and the prof* --or says without him th*- balloon would be burned every time. He must endure almost intolerable heat for the few minute' of hi' impri-onment, and is abo well blackened .p by th** -moke.
THE CARTHAGE FAIR.
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WILL INSPEJT THE SITES.
Th** XX' or lr!1 -* I Cr foil ii..iM«r' to X'i*it
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The New Uniform Bill of Lading Killed.
Chicago, Sept. IO.—At a meeting of the Central Traffic association to-day the Lake Shore road administered a quietus to the new unif-*rm bill of lading 'O far a- east bound shipments ar** concerned. After th** Grand Trunk and Lake Shore defined their opjiositions, resolution' wen* adopt***! recognizing the situation and allowing the u-e of both b'rms of bill of lading though urging the new on** wherever practicable. Beyond doubt this settles the new bill of lading in its present form. It is understood the committee, to be aided by Chairman Blanchard, will arrange an early conference with a representative body of board of trad** merchants with a view of agreeing upon some plan for a bill of lading mutually satisfactory.
“Chairman Goddard will 'ever his connection with the Western Passenger association on September 30 to accept a more lucrative position.
Made Good the Overcharge.
Des Moines, la., Sept. IO.—The rail-
Fair Not en.
the fair to-day and
where he arid W** saltation.
At Sun* heon L home in a Grief touched upon th York Centra! 'tr 'aid: “Ab*, t rn
.'entail >n of the •
York Central r**a d**ney has been place. I tak** it a' a test fact that the organization York Central i' a unit in i it-- action. [Cheers. discus' the question ably discussed by L< my two month'’ va* t**red upon at the usual date, and which I have returned at th** usual
)med Depew n which he ' the N«w r* 'ponding, largest repre->n of the New ring my presl-i in any one timony to the of the New ' policy and not tore to which have been so mi', but t • >ay that ’ >*n, whith was en-from date.
Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. McKee 111.
Cresson Springs, Pa., Sept. IO.— Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. McKee are in the hands of the resident physician this evening. The latter has a touch of neuralgia. Mrs. Harrison’s ailment is by no means of a serious character, and with rest and quiet will probably wear off in a few days. The president was advised of the proceedings of the republican convention at Indianapolis and was naturally pleased at th** endorsement of his administration.
Con ti rmed.
The favorable impression produced on the first appearance of the agreeable liquid fruit remedy, Syrup of Figs a few years ago has been more than confirmed by the pleasant experience of all who have used it, and the success of the proprietors and manufacturers the California Fig Syrup Company.
Iowa Wealeyan I'nlvcrnity Opened.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.]
Mt. Pleasant, Sept. IO.—The Iowa Wesleyan University opened its thirty-sixth annual session to-day with over seventy-five new students enrolled the first day. Everything prophesies a very successful year for I. W. IT. The old faculty was retained under President McFarland and with recently added facilities are able to do most satisfactory work. The annual enrollment of I'hopi will reach over four hundred. Mt. Pleasant is proud of her college.
A Big Stork Shipment.
[Special to The Hawk-Eye.] Pulaski, la., Sept. 9.—Eighteen cars of stock were 'hipped from this place yesterday to Chicago consisting of fourteen cars of cattle and four of hogs. K. T. Hotchkiss shipped ten cars; F. Phillips five cars; N. Fox two cars; L. French one car. The freight on the whole shipment will be over one thousand dollars.
Should Have Been Horsewhipped.
Ottumwa, la., Sept. IO.—An insolent tramp stopped at Mrs. Jordan’s home on Washington street this afternoon and demanded food. When it was refused him he threatened to help himself. A couple of men who were near were summoned, who knocked the tramp down and held him till the patrol wagon could be secured. He now languishes in jail. He will not toll his name.
A Drunken Row.
PARNELL, Sept. IO.—Two of the extra railroad surface gang at this point got partially full and proceeded to do up some of their fellow laborers. They hammered one eye out and broke three ribs of one man then left town. One of them was arrested later at North English.
Cincinnati, Sept. IO.—The Eureka Silk company was closed by the sheriff to-day on an attachment to secure the payment of notes aggregating 825,000, due Seavy, Foster & Bowman, of New York, with w’hich firm the house is connected.
St. Patrick’s Pills have given me better satisfaction than any other.—M. H. Proudfoot, Druggist, Granada, Colorado. For sale by all druggist*.
Ready for Busine** Again. ’
Missouri Valley, la., Sept. IO.—The original package houses have opened up again and claim that they are perfectly safe in selling. They are willing to pay the sum of 850 per month into the city treasuary.
way commission is pestered with a great many small complaints, but never fail to give their time aud attention to the least of them. Th** smallest sample of complaint yet received comes from Charles Bowers, of Quincy, Illinois, who in going from Iowa City to Burlington not long ago was overcharged 18 cent' by a Rock Island agent. The more he thought of the matter the madder he became, and finally he sent a letter to the commissioners. They in turn sent it to the Rock Island general offices and in due course of time it reached General Solicitor Wright. His reply was received yesterday and is as follows:
“Yours of 3d inst., inclosing complaint of Charles Bowers, of Quincy, Illinois, in which he claims to have suffered in the princely sum of eighteen cent', has been received. In reply to this complaint I have to say that the night operator at Iowa City, who probably absorbed this large sum of money, has been discharged from the service of the company, and by strict economy the company has been able to save eighteen cents, which ha' been forwarded to the complainant.
Thomas S. Wright, General Attorney.”
A Cripple Crippled.
Dubuque, la., Sept. IO.—Hugh Blake, for many years switch tender on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, in attempting to board a passing train lust night made a misstep on account of his cork leg and was roughly thrown to the ground, sustaining severe bruises.
A Mysterious Disappearance.
Missouri Valley, Iowa, Sept. IO.— Reuben Beebe, of Council Bluffs, who came here recently on a visit to his brothers, disappeared mysteriously about
Contemplated Reduction In Fa*«enger Rate*.
Kansas City, Sept.IO.—It is reported that the Chicago and Alton is on the **ve of making a regular passenger rate of two cents per mil** on all classes of travel.
THE RUMOR DENIED.
Chic ago, Sept. IO.—The Alton officials here deny the truth of the rumor telegraphed from Kansas City that they propose to reduce passenger rates to two cents per mile.
PriMoner* Laugh at Locksmith*.
Corydon, la., Sept. lo.—A. C. Wilson, Frank Cravens and Frank Carroll made their escape from the county jail at this place last night by cutting a hole through a heavy brick wall. Wilson was await mg trial, charged with the murder of hi: father, and Cravins for attempting to wreck a train. They are still at large.
We find St. Patrick’s Pills to be very extra and to give splendid satisfaction. They are now about the only kind called for.—W. A. Wallace, Oasis, la. For sale by all druggists.
Go out the-tiger.”
The pool sellers did a bis busines terday for the size of the crowd.
There will bo a general di'playof roadster' and stock at **:30 this morning.
Yesterday was elegant weather for the fair. To-day will probably be as good.
The balloon ascension will be great. Let everyone come out to-day and see it.
Train'will leave Union depot for th** fair grounds at 8:30 and IO a. rn. and I and 2:30 p. rn. All train' will stop at Jefferson street crossing for pa''«*n*:or'.
There will probably be an immense **rowd to-day to witness the free-for-all race, and the balloon ascension and parachute leap. The latter alone is worth tile price of admission.
The * huck-a-luek tables were in full bla't all day yesterday, and a considerable number of the rural patrons of the fair seemed to prefer “bucking the tiger” to watching the balloon go up.
A eheap-John bras' band of 'ix pieces tortured th** spectators in the grand stand yesterday between the heats. The Boat Club band ought to be called into ervice to-day to make the success of th** event complete.
An amateur foot-race bas been arranged for this afternoon. A good medal has been offered and the centestants -o far are. Grant Phillips. Leo Mesmer and Harry Eisfeld. It will prove an exciting event and much interest will be felt in the outcome.
The Edison phonograph did a good paying bu'iness yesterday. There is a onsiderable fascination about appropriating to yourself something that no on** else but you can hear, and the fact that you can’t hear without paying makes you all the more desirous to hear.
The three-card monte man and the * wily man with three shells was not eon-picuouson the grounds yesterday. It i' to be hoped that these rascals will not infest the fair in the future as they have heretofore, but that the management ha' finally succeeded in exterminating them altogether.
An interesting feature of to-day's program will be the seven-eighths of a mile running rqce with the following entri**'; Lena Loyal, owned by William Arnett, of Sharon, 111.; Tommy R, owned by Mrs. S. Richardson, of St Louis; Yan-thes. owned by E. W. Johnson, of Burlington; Judge Arnett, owned by William Arnett, of Sharon, ll!.: Emmett, owned by*\V. L. Morgan, of Allerton.
It is a sight w’ell worth the seeing to watch the professor inflate his balloon. Quite a crowd collected around tin* place where that operation was performed yesterday, and good-naitiredly assisted the aeronaut in getting things ready. The balloon is an immense affair, as large as two ordinary houses, when full; (about the size of a man’s head when he is fall). A furnace arrangement is pla**ed in the ground, over the funnel of which the mouth of the balloon is put, and the furnace fired. As the balloon is gradually filled with hot air it swells out in all directions and is held in place by guy ropes, and by the forty or fifty volunteers who have answered the call of the professor for help. When nearly full an assistant throws a gallon or so of coal oil on the flames which burn up with intense fierceness and in a second’s time the whole interior of the baloon is full of very hot air and the word is given to let go all holds, and the great airship moxes off without ceremony. The operation was performed twice yesterday, and Postmaster Martin and Druggist Robin-
left the manag* rnent of the hands of duly a* credited < the directory believed fully manage it in any ditto ultie*
road in the (beers whom competent to that might
ari'*- and they I ave demonstrated that that confidence has not been misplaced. [Cheers.] I noticed that one of the newspapers that carne to me seemed to to* dis-cus'ing my presidential chances. When I act a' president of the Central I act for th-* interest of that corporation without any regard whatever to my political chances »r opportunities,”
WILL LEAVE ‘‘HEAVEN’* FOR A RE3T.
George Jamb Sclivieiufarth About to Depart From /ion for a Vacation.
Rockford. Ii; . Sept. IO.—George Jai*Dr Schwelnfurth. the alleged “perfect man.” will throw the cares of “heaven” a'ide to-morrow and indulge in a fortnight’s vacation. The cares of the position, one **f ahi h was to a;q>ear eld’s office to-day in answer e summons isMied at the in-arver a Fisher, are weigh-upon I: - frag Ie shoulders. her are after th** effects of Mr-. Medora Kennehan, who disappeared without paying them for legal services rendered when 'he in a pet left Mount Zion.
in Justice Wi to a garni.'he stance of G lug heavily Garver A KI
AN OCEAN RACE.
The Steam®.- Teutonic Come* In Ahead of the City of New York.
New York. Sept. IO.—The White Star steamer Teutonic came in a winner t*>-day in the groat »*• <>au race with the Inman lint* steamer City of New York. The Teuton!* passed Duvnt’s Rock lightship, Queenstown, at 3:11 p. na. on the 4th inst., and arrived off Sandy Hook lighthouse at 7:05 a. rn., making the run between the two points fn five days, nineteen hours auk five minutes. The be't run of the trip was that made yesterday—509 miles.
A Rush to Sell Bond*.
New York. Sept. lo.—The offer of Secretary Windom to pay one year’s interest on four per cent, bonds went into effect to-day : ; ■ a flood of bond*!
to the subtreasury as soon as the doors were opened. In the first hour over 88 J 000,000 in bonds were presented and four million more were brought in before the close of business.
A Fair Drowned Out.
A, X. Y., Sept. IO.—
Ithk a, X. V., >ept. IO.—A steady down-potir of rain all night and today tilled the streams here and covered the fair grounds with a lake averaging three feet in depth. The fair has been declared off.* Numerous valuable bogs and cattle were drowned.
Culled lo De* Moines.
Cincinnati, Sept. lo.- Rev. Howard Johnston, pastor of th** Bresbyr* rian church of this city, has received a call to the Presbyterian church in Des Moines, Iowa.
Lan«l*li«le* Tie Ip KnilrtMida iii New York.
El >iica, Sept, lo. The Erie road, the Bradford, Eldred and Cuba and the Wellsville and Coudersport roads are tied up at Wellsville by landslides caused by heavy rain' prevailing.
Headache. Neuralgia, Dizziness, Nerv-oil'll**", Spa'm', Sleeplessness, cured bj Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J, IL Witte’s drug store.
Pletkiletl Not Guilty,
Troy, N. Y., Sept. lo.—J. Reed,! another of the alleged train wreckers, today pleaded not guilty and was committed to jail.
All headache succumbs to Hoffmau’s Harmless Headache powders, 35 cents per box, at i