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A -WEEK'S NEWS.
Gleaned hy Telegraph and Mwil
The annual report of the Director of the
Mint showed that the gold received and
operated upon the past year was nearly
549,000,000; silver, nearly 39,000,000; the
coinage for the year is valued at $06,200,
704; total gold coinage, $35,936,927; silver,
$28,835,470, of which $28,111,119 were stan
dard dollars. The production of gold for
the current calendar year will be 32,000,
000 and the silver 549,000,000.
The Postmaster General has dismissed
from the service Postoffice Inspector Amos
P. Poster, for rendering false and fictitious
accounts. He was stationed at Austin,
Tex., and was rendering accounts for per
diem services which he never performed.
The issue of standard dollars for the
week ended Novembers, was 371,499.
The Second Comptroller of the Currency
in his annual report suggests a statute of
limitation on war claims. This, he thinks,
would effectively prohibit any claim agent
or attorney from presenting claims, as has
heretofore been done, without oven an at
tempt to ascertain whether they were mer
itorious. Colonel John A. Martin, Secretary of
the National Republican Committee, has
issued a call for a meeting of the Repub
lican National Committe, to be held at the
Arlington -House, "Washington, D. C, on
"Wednesday, December 12, 1SS3, at twelve
o'clock, for the purpose of deciding upon a
date and place for holding the next Nation
al Republican Convention.
At "Washington City the jury in the case
of Hallefc Kilbourne, against John G.
Thompson, for false imprisonment, recently
returned a verdict for $60,000 for plaintiff.
A motion for a now trial was made by the
Senator Miller has written a letter to
the Secretary of State, complaining that by
fraudulent practices of Chinese officials
hundreds of Chinese laborers are being
landed in America, as teachers, students,
merchants, or others desiring to travel in
the United States.
The President, it is reported, has so
amended Civil Service Rule No. 5 that it
now distinctly prohibits the appointing
power alike in every department and in
every post-office and custom office from
making any discrimination in selections
for appointments by reason of any political
or religious opinions or affiliation.
The Chief Signal Officer's annual report
says the service has been seriously crippled
by the diminished appropriations, and
urges Congress to be more liberal in the
future. He recommends a separate office
on the Pacific coast, and a decided exten
sion of the service in that important re
gion. The Chief of the Bureau of Yards and
Docks estimates that it will be necessarv to
expend ?GOC,000 at the Mare Island Navy
Yard for the fiscal year, ending June 30,
At Gibraltar, Pa., recently, twenty-one
Hungarian railroad laborers were arrested
5nd sent to jail for rioting.
Ex-Governor Randolph died suddenly
at Moristown, N. J., on the 7th.
Officers recently captured in Harrison
County, Ind., Faulkner, chief of the gang
of counterfeiters, whose companions a
few days previous were either killed or
captured. He was
living in a log house,
built like a fort. "While he
coin his wife stood guard.
She was also
taken to jail.
Charles "Wittemore, aged eleven years,
disappeared from his homo at Princeton,
"Wis.,about two weeks since. The other
day his body was found in shallow water
with his throat cut. It was evident that
the boy had been killed several days, and
that the body had been in the water only a
few hours when found.
At the recent election of officers of the
National "Women's Christian Temperance
Union, in Detroit, Mich., Francis E. "Wil
lard was unanimously re-elected President
amid the greatest enthusiasm.
Jacob Hipp, a wealthy resident of Mil
waukee, "Wis., while on his way from the
Mexican Central Railway terminus at
Laredo, Tex., toDurango, Colo., was robbed
recently of $8,000 and murdered byroad
A dispatch from General Crook con
Srmed the surrender of the Chiricahuas to
Lieutenant Hunter, at Silver Creek, Ari
zona. Lee "White, who had been baggage
master on the Northwestern road, and who
confessed to the robbery of a package of
money in the express office at Oakfield,
Wis., six months ago, committed suicide
the other night. The robbery had long re
mained a mystery.
At Bismarck, D. T., the other day, at the
Capitol building, the clamp to the elevator
rope broke and the elevator and six men
named Daniel O'Neil, "William Buxton,
Andrew Johnson, John "Welton, Oel Hoff
man and Oscar Sanberg, fell to the bottom,
a distance of fifty feet. The hods and
wheelbarrows followed and were smashed
to kindling wood. Buxton had all his ribs
broken from the spine and would die. The
others were badly injured, and, it was
thought, could not live.
Frank "Wilkes, of Zanesville, O., grand
son of Commodore "Wilkes, United States
navy, herding sheep near Pleasant Valley
Station, in Utah, recently became lost and
died of starvation.
Mrs. Ellen Long, a widow, and L. S.
Whittemore, father of the boy found in the
river at Pririceton, "Wis., with his throat
cut, hove been arrested for the murder of
the boy. It is said the woman once at
tempted to poison Mrs. "Whittemore. The
theory was that the boy was killed by Mrs.
Long in her cellar, and that the father
carried the body to the river and hid it in
the place where he pretended to first dis
cover it ten daysiater. It was thought tho
little fellow Tvas put out of the way to pre
vent his telling what he knew about the
The town of Brookline, Mo., was also
visited by the late cyclone. One person
was killed and a number of others injured.
Several houses were completely wrecked.
The son of Mrs. Clark Howard, of Cam
den, O., recently made arrangement to go
hunting, and when about to leave tho house
Jus mother objected and took the gun away
from him, which she threw in the corner of
the room. The gun was discharged, the
contents entering Mrs. Howard's body pro
ducing death in an hour.
The dwelling and barn on the farm of
Fred "Wettening, five miles south of Elgin,
111., burned recently, together with thirty
live cows and four horses.
The large new barn of Andrew Hardway,
a farmer living near Martinsville, 111., was
burned to the ground the other.night, while
tho family were at church. Ten horses, a
full set of farming implements of all kinds,
thirty tons of hay, a large quantity of
grain, wagons and other implements were
destroyed making a total loss of nearly
$10,000, with no insurance. Thought to be
Mrs. Jonathan Laudig, of "Wells Coun
ty, Ind., suicided recently by hanging. Sho
was supposed to have lost her mind, owing
to the late death of her husband and son.
Kellogg, Sawyer & Co., lumber manu
facturers of Kalamazoo, Mich., made an'
assignment recently. Liabilities, $275,000;
assets, $475,000, besides individual property
of $30,000 to $40,000. The failure is directly
caused by indorsements for Frank Checker
ing, of Grand Rapids, to the extent of
Several cases of tho contagious disease
known as swell-head have developed among
the cattle at the stock yards in Chicago.
The first scientific examination of this dis
ease in this country was made recently,
under the direction of the United States
Treasury Cattle Commission. It was de
cided that the disease is a result of the
lodgment of microscopic plants in the
teeth. "When the disease extends to the
jaws it nearly always proves fatal. It can
be communicated to man.
Joseph Bursinger, brewer, of "Water
town, "Wis., failed for $100,000, with only
General Grant has addressed a letter
to General Fitz John Porter, in which he
'As long as I have a voice it shall
bo raised in your support without any
reference to the effect upon me or others.
Your restoration to tho. army simply, I
would regard as a very inadequate and un
just reparation. I hope for your thorough
vindication, not only by Congress, but in
the minds of your countrymen."
TnE Traffic Managers of tho various rail
roads in Kansas and the Kansas Railroad
Commissioners had a joint meeting at To
peka on the Gth to agree upon a schedule of
rates, but the meeting resulted in no agree
ment, and the Commissioners ordered the
enforcement of the Beloit decision. Subse
quently the railroad managers requested
the committee to meet them again on the
12th, in order to agree upon uniform rates,
which the Board finally agreed to, until
which time the Beloit decision was held in
The other night the mail between Malta
Bend and Mount Leonard, in Saline Coun
ty, Mo., was robbed about one mile from
the latter place. The mail carrier was at
tacked by three men, two of whom covered
him with revolvers, while the third made
away with the mail pouch. Tho two men
who had guarded him ordered him to pro
ceed on his route, and threatened him with
death if he gave the alarm, but ho gave the
alarm as soon as possible, and officers
started in pursuit. The mail pouch was
found cut open a short distance from the
scene of the robbery, and all the letters
were lying in the pouch, not one having
been opened, except a registered letter
containing $175, which was gone.
About four hundred jniners, who have
been on a strike at La Salle, 111., since the
beginning of July, went to work the other
morning and the shafts are all now in full
operation. The leaders of the strike have
been black-listed, and several were making
preparations to seek work elsewhere.
George "West recently shot and killed
"Williams, editor of the Advocate, at Lo
Henry C. McGee, a well-to-do farmer,
residing near Independence, Mo., recontty
killed his wife and daughter and then him
self. He shot his victims with a double
barreled shotgun and completed the affair
by swallowing poison. The tragedy was
not discovered until his four other children
returned from school and found their
mother dead dressed as if about to go out
visiting. McGee was from Kentucky and
had been quite wealth', but had met with
some reverses within the past few years.
He was reported to be a stern, exacting
husband and father.
The entire roof, inside wall, iron and
stone columns of the new south wing of
the Capitol at Madison, "Wis., fell the other
afternoon, buryingabont twenty-five work
men in the ruins. Bernard Higgins, Wil
liam Edgar, Michael Sewank and "William
G. Jones were killed, and about twenty in
jured, some fatally.
Chas. E. Dix, Cashier of the Savings
Bank at Council Bluffs, Iowa, shot himself
through the head tho other day and died in
stantly. He was twenty-nine years old.
No cause for the act could bo assigned, as
his accounts were reported straight.
Judge Hoffman, of tho United States
District Court, at San Francisco, recently
decided that the Chinese who went to China
prior to tho passage of the Restriction act
are entitled to land.
The Executive Committee of the "Woman's
Foreign Missionary Society of the Method
ist Episcopal Church, at its late annual ses
sion at Des Moines, Iowa, voted to raise
$25,000 for the establishment of the first
woman's periodical in India.
Henry McGee, a Sheriff, made an at
tempt to arrest a drunken man named
Parker, atMohimingo, I. T., recently, when
Parker drew a revolver and killed him at,
the first fire. Kneeling beside the dead
man, he blew his own brains out.
A recent fire at Troy, O., destroyed a
portion of Beedle & Kelly's foundry and
corn-planter factory. Loss, $30,000; in
A special says that Mrs. Susannah Nel
son started from Anderson, Ind., to Ne
braska, September G, and has not since
been heard from by her friends. She had
a large sum of money with her. Marshal
Coburn recently made known to her
brothers that he had found a fire insurance
policy, issuea to juts. .Kelson, m the woods
near Terre Haute, where some time ago the
badly mutilated body of a woman was
found by hunters. Ho claimed to have
proof that Mrs. Nelson was murdered.
It is stated that silver ore from Mexico
is being shipped to Xew Orleans, whoso
mint is more accessible for the mines
tributary to Saltilillo than tho mints of
Mexico. Five hundred pounds of pure sil
ver passed through San Antonio the other
day for New Orleans.
"W. H. Oglesby, a prominent citizen of
Hot Springs, Ark., was recentlv found dead
ia his bed, greatly decomposed, evidencing J
that death bad occurred at least forty-eight
hours before, nis wife was absent in Hli
uoise on a visit.
At Sanford, N. C, the other night, a
negro man and wife went to chufchyieav
ing in. the house three children. Three
hours later the house and children burned.
Near Luling, Tex., the other day", John
Martin shot his wife and then pretended
she had committed suicide. He afterwards
confessed his guilt, and said jealousy was
the cause. The following night ho was
taken from jail by a mob and hanged.
A farmer of Perry County, Ky., recent
ly killed a man named Ewing, for eloping
with his daughter.
The boarding house of James Simms, at
Austin, Tex., burned at two o'clock the
other morning. Male and female lodgers
had to fly in their night clothes, losing
everything, several barely escaping with
their lives. Total loss on building, furni
ture, clothing, etc., about $14,000.
The Garfield Post of the Grand Army ol
the Republic at Covington, Ky., recently
adopted resolutions declaring that in view
of the eminent services of Lieutenant Gen
eral P. H. Sheridan, and especially his
bravery at the battle of "Winchester, he
should be promoted to General, and that
Major General Hancock, for like reasons,
especially bravery at Gettysburg, should
be made Lieutenant General. The resolu
tions are to bo transmitted to the head
quarters department of the Kentucky
Grand Army of the Republic, and thence to
all the department headquarters in the
United States for concurrence by all Posts.
"When returned they will be sent to Con
gress with a proper explanatory letter.
As a solution of the fence-cutting diffi
culty in Texas, it is proDosed to increase
the penalty for that offense and to fix the
penalty for inclosing land without author
ity, also to place tho venue of all such cases
at Austin, where conviction is more cor
tain, juries there not being swayed by sen
timent, which renders fence-cutters' con
victions so difficult in tho disturbed coun
"While M'lle Van Zandt, tho American
prima donna, was returning home from
tho Opp Comique, one night recently, in
Paris, a man armed with a revolver made an
attack upon her. Ker cries brought the
police, who arrested her assailant.
Later returns from the November elec
tions showed the election of the Democratic
State ticket in New York, except Maynard
for Secretary of State, who was scratched
heavilj' and Carr elected. The Legislature
seemed to be Republican. Butler was de
feated in Massachusetts by over 10,000.
The Democrats carried Virginia by about
15,000, with a majority in the Legislature.
Maryland, Democratic. Pennsylvania,
Republican. New Jersey, Democratic
State officers, with five majority on
joint ballot in the Legislature. Connecti
cut, Republican Legislature. Mississippi,
largely Democratic. Minnesota, Repub
lican. Nebraska, Republican. In Dakota
the Constitution seemed to have a ma jority.
In Kansas, Martin, in the Topeka district;
French, in the Fort Scott district; Sluss,
in the "Wichita
district; Nicholson, in the
district, and Stillwell, in
district, appeared to be
Anarchists recently exploded an infer
nal machine in front of the mansion of a
wealtlry merchant, of Lyons, France. Im
mense damage was done the building, but
no one was hurt.
Dcring a recent fire in a factory at
Roubaix, France, a quantity of benzine ex
ploded, killing ten persons and injuring
fort'. Three hundred persons were em
ployed in the factory. Thirty women were
working in the upper stories. The flames
caused an explosion, cut off their escape
and they leaped from upper windows.
Since the re-appearance of cholera at
Alexandria, in Egypt, theattackof the dis
ease is confined to Europeans.
Lord Lorne has been suggested for
Viceroy of Ireland.
In reply to the communication of Attor
ney General Brewster in regard to the ap
pointment of an expert from the Pension
Bureau to assist the District Attorney in
the preparation of causes against pension
agents charged with illegal operations.
Secretary Teller recently announced that
an expert would be detailed to examine pa
pers, and all means at the command of tho
department will be placed at the disposal
of the Attorney General to punish offenders
whether guilty of attempting to defraud the
Government or applicants for pensions.
The official majorities for Auditor Gen
eral and Treasurer, tho only state offices
balloted for in Pennsylvania at the late
election, were Niles, 16,720; Lievsy, 10,8S.
Official returns, from all but two coun
ties in New Jersey gave ALbett G.G7S ma
jority over Dixon. Parsons, Temperance
candidate, polled about 0,000 votes; Miner,
National candidate, about 3,000.
Iiie last cotton crop returns to the De
partment of Agriculture showed a slight
imdrovement since the former report. The
indicated product is nearly eighty-six per
cent, of last year's crop.
The Irish National League, of Dublin, has
a telegram from John Redmond, their agent
In Australia,- stating that the Convention of
the Irish National League, atjMelbourno,
was a great success; thnt Parnell's pro
gramme was adopted unanimously, and
that Redmond, was about forwarding ten
thousand dollars to the League in Ireland.
John Redmond and his brother, "William,
who have been in Australia several months
in the interest of the Irish National League,
will return to Ireland shortly, via San
Francisco, and will make a lecturing tour "
through the United States.
"While G. Mills -was closing the store of
Owen & Myers, at Altoona,Iova, the other I
night, he was fred upon by two masked
men. Five bullets pierced his body.
The tannery of James Cellery & Co.,
at Allegheny, Pa., "and a row of brick
dwelling houses belonging to the same
firm, were destroyed by fire the other
evening. Loss, $125,000 ; insurance, $75,000,
in home and foreign companies.
At the preliminary examination of O. A.
Carpenter, at Lincoln, 111., charged with
the murder of Zorah Burns, the defendant
was held in 10,000 bail to appear for trial.
At Mount Monroe, N. C, the other day,
a party of sixty-five negroes captured
Lawrence White, colored, and hanged
him. A few days before White killed a
colored man named Frazier. White was
under arrest when captured by the lynch
ers. At Grand Forks, D. T., recently, Colonel
S. Uline was arraigned on an indictment
found by the Grand Jury for the murder oi
Charles and Frederick Ward, of Chicago,
in Rainsey County, May last. He was ad
mitted to bail in the sum of $10,000.
KANSAS STATE NEWS.
TIio Itallroad Conference.
. The Traffic Managers of the different rail
roads in the State met the Railroad Com
missioners, at Topfeka, on the Gth, accord
ing to agreement, vrith the view of agree
ing upon uniform rates to bo charged by
the roads, but after discussing the ques
tion the whole day, tho difference between
the Commissioners and Managers seemed
to be no nearer a settlement than before a
meotingwas called. At tho meeting tho
representatives of the roads asked that the
conference be private, which tho Commis
sioners finally agreed to. The conference
continued into the evening, and the Com
missioners, the next morning, decided that
the Beloit decision must stand and go into
effect the 10th. Subsequently the Managers
appointed a committee, who went before
the Board with the following request:
Topeka. Kan., Nov. 7, 1SS3:
To (he Honorable Board of Railway Commis-
Gentleman: We, the undersigned Man
agers' Committee to confer with your honor
able body, request a continuance of the con
ference, for the purpose of ajrreelnr upon
nnil nriiiistinir rntfis mmii 11 fnir mid eailltllble
basis, and pending' this conference, to hold the
Signed. Francis Tieunan,
Ij. A. E.MEKTON,
To this the board replied as follows :
Office Board Railhoad Commissioners, 1
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 7, 18P3. f
Gentlemen: The Board of Railroad Com
missoners are willing to suspend the Beloit
rates pending conference with the Traffic
Managers, with a view to formulating and
agreeing upon schedules of freight rates to be
used by the several roads in the State, under
standing that the Managers desire to meet
the Board in a spirit of fairness and conces
sion, and an honest desire to reach a just and
satisfactory conclusion with the meeting to
begin not later than the 22th inst.
Signed. Henry Hopkins.
L. L. Turner,
The Third Semi-Annual Session of the
Kansas and Missouri Social Science Club
was held in Topeka recently, with one hun
dred and fifty ladies in attendance. The
report of tho Treasurer showed receipts,
$71.22; expenses, $27.1G, leaving a balance
on hand of $14.12. There were a large
number of applicants for admission. Pa
pers were read as follows: By Mrs. Judge
Humphrey, of Junction City "Legal Status
of Married "Women." By Miss S. A. Brown,
of Lawrence "Ethics of Schools." By
Mrs. Judge Safford, of Topeka "The
Flower Mission." By Mrs. B. F. Mudge
"Rudimentary Studies of Nature for Chil
dren," read by Mrs. Atwood, of Manhat
tan, in Mrs. Mudge's absence. In the even
ing a grand reception was tendered the
ladies of the club by the citizens of Topeka
at the Library Hall. An address of wel
come, a poem by Mrs. J. B. Bartholomew,
was rp.-tfl nnd rnsnonded to bv Mrs. Georcre
Kingsley, of Paola. Other poems, tableaux
and music completed the programme. The
. .. ,, i i. t- r-t. r
next meeting will be at Kansas City, Mo.
The quo warranto cases of the Union
Pacific and Kansas Pacific Railroads were
.irmiP.1 tlm othor d.iv in tho Supreme Court
argued the other day in tho Supreme Court
at Topeka. The petition filed by defendants
for removal to the United States Supreme
Court, and a motion to make the Govern
ment Directors parties defendant, were
both argued. In said motion the request
was granted in the Union Pacific case, but
refused as to the Kansas Pacific case. De
fendants propose now to try and get both
cases into the United States Circuit Court
and see what can be done there toward get
ting them into tho United States Supreme
One night recently some section men dis
covered tho body of a man lying across the
! Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe track near
the Emporia junction. Tho victim proved
to bo "William H. McMillen, of Topeka, who
left homo a few days previous to collect
about nino hundred dollars and also pay
some taxes. He was undoubtedly murdered.
He had a wife and three children, two of
whom were attending the State University
and the third at school in Philadelphia.
The city of Emporia offered a reward of
two hundred and fifty dollars for the mur
derer, and efforts were being made to have
this reward augmented by the State, county
and others to two thousand dollars.
In the case recently taken to the Supreme
Court by the City of Topeka upon demurrer
to the petition o It. u Clements, to close
the saloons, UlneE Justice riorum recently
delivered the decision of the Court over
ruling the demurrer. The Court said:
"Incorporated cities in this State have no
power to license or impose a license tax
Dn the business ot selling intoxicating neck to tho root of the nose, and fifteen
liquors contrary to tho provisions of the ( inches from ear to ear across the top of its
Constitution and the statute; and if a city head. It has teeth, but is unable to masti
assumes such unlawful corporvto power, ( cate its food. It is now blind, but its
it may be ousted from the exercise thereof mother informed us that it could see for the
by proceedings in the nature of quo war- . finst year after its birth, since which time
ranto." its eyeballs have gradually disappeared.
The Grand Legion A. O. U. "W. recently It has six fingers on each hand and six toes
in session at Topeka, elected the fol on each foot, webbed almost to the tips,
lowing officers: J. F. McMullen, "Winfield, The lightning rod petl (liar is in Mer
G. C; L. S. Sage, Emporia, V. G. C; D. cerand Putnam Counties. He agrees to
A. Hill, "Winfield, L. G. C; J. A. Mont-J put suitable rods on a building for a rea
jomery, Lawrence, G. M. ; E. M. Ford, j sonable sum and gets the unsuspecting vic
Emporia, G. R. ; C. F. Scouten, "Waterville, tim, who, if he takes a county paper has
G. T.; H. A. Needham, Topeka, G. S. B.; I been warned a thousand times, to sign a
R. "W. Delambert, Harper, G. S. "W.; George contract that contains an innocent clause
W. Hushes. Topeka, G. J. "W.
J. G. Shel-
don, Arkansas City, G. G. ; "W. A. Mathews,
Topeka, G. T. The next meeting of the
Grand Legion is to be held at Lawrence.
In the case of the County Attorney of
Shawjiee County against the Mayor of To
peka to oust him from office, because he
violated his official oath in permitting sa
loons to be established and practically li
censed by the imposition and collection of
fines, the Supreme Court decided in favor
of defendant, mainly on the ground that
there are several other remedies provided
by the statute to reach such cases.
Governor Glick has issued a proclama
tion appointing Thursday the U9:b, as a
day of Thanksgiving.
There are three hundred and seventy
five Baptist Churches in Kansas, with a
total membership of twenty thousand.
Fall wheat looks well.
The other day a young man named
Deloss, hailing from Canada, attempted
suicide at North Topeka. He got off tho
train, looked for work for awhile, then
went out of town up the Union Pacific
track near a powder house and toA poison,
intending to kill himself. He was found
and his life saved. He expressed sincere
gratitude at his deliverance, and seemed
to take a much more cheerful view of life
and of the world.
William Anderson', son of Justice An
derson, of Wyandotte, was recently killed
while switching cars at a small station near
the Nebraska line.
Horace Greelet is a policeman in Kan
sas City, Kas. He is a relative of the
'ound"rof the Tribune."
2IISS0UEI STATE SEWS
Governor Crittenden's Thanksgiving Fro
Jefferson City, Nov. 2.
The Governor to-day issued the follow
State of Missouri, )
Executive Department, j
In obedience to custom and in token of grat
itude to the All-wise source of every good, for
the manifold blessings bestowed upon us dur
ing the. past year, 1, Thomas T. Crittenden,
Governor of the State of Missouri; do hereby
designate Thursday, the 20th day of Novem
ber, as a day of Thanksgiving. In pursuance
of the request of the President of the United
States I recommend that the people rest from
their accustomed labors on that day, and that
they assemble at their respective places of
worship and render thanks and praise to Al
mighty God for that manifestation of divine
favor which has preserved us from pestilence
and blessed us with peace and prosperity, and
uovoutly implore a continuance or wis mercy.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and caused to be affixed the great seal of
the State of Missouri.
Done at the City of Jefferson, this second day
of November, A. D. 1883.
Seal. Thomas T. Crittenden,
By the Governor:
Michael K. McGrath, Secretary of State.
Missouri Revenue Statistics.
In the report of the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue, .submitted to the Secre
tary of the Treasury, the following statis
tics appear concerning Missouri receipts
by collection districts during the fiscal year
ending June 3 J, 1SS3:
First Missouri Isaac H. Sturgeon, 0,
200,677.04. Second Missouri Alonzo B. Carroll,
Fourth Missouri David M. Stewart, ?3SS,
D33.S7. Fifth Missouri Bryan H.Langston, ?131,
482.20. Sixth Missouri Phillip Doppler, S99,
010.98. The number of special tax-payers during
the year ended April 30, 1883, was 20,193.
Production of cigars, 1,434,432. Pounds of
tobacco used in cigars manufactured, 03,
B1S,923. Tobacco factories, 37. Material
used in the manufacture of snuff and to
bacco, 25,331,381 pounds. Product, 20,733,
S3S pounds. Claims for rebate of taxes re
ceived, 1,403, amounting to 219,3Sj.51;
number allowed, 1,383, involving 210,231.
G7; disallowed, 73, amounting to 013,854.
Distilleries of spirit and malt liquors reg
istered June 30, 1883, 129. Grain and other
materials used in the production of distilled
spirits: First District, 330,045 bushels; Sec
ond, 2,270; Fourth, 2,157; Fifth, 2,074.
Proof gallons of spirits rectified in the
year ended April 30, 1SS3: First District,
K,G33,330.39; Sixth, 331,020. Spirits pro
duced during the year ending June CO,
18S3: First District, 2,308,170 gallons; Sec
ond, 4,903; Fourth, 4,400; Fifth, 3.0S6;
Sixth, SC3.S29. Spirits withdrawn to June
50,1883: First District, 2,340,544 gallons;
Second, S,28.; Fourth, 7,933; Fifth, 1,131;
Sixth, 0SS,517. Spirits in warehouse June
JO, 1SS3: First District, 3,013 gallons; Sec
ond, 3,273; Fourth, 2,337; Fifth, 0,237;
j Sixth 205,931. Production and withdrawal
' Df spirits during fir threo months of cur-
, rent fiscal year: July Produced, 221,1;.';
J withdrttwlif 212,S11; tax paid, 218,332.00.
August produced. 2G!),53S: withdrawn.
. 30-M.vt, tax paid, ."rl7J,008.iO. September
Produced, $23T.0(B; withdrawn, 280,534;
tax paid, $527,S0.G0. Spirits in hands of
wholesale liquor dealers and rectifiers, Oc
tober 1st. 1S83: First District. 493.017 gal
lons; Fourth District, 1,382 gallons; Sixth
District, 171,107 gallons. Spirits in distil
lery warehouses October 1, 1883, 195,310
There are 8,322 schools in Missouri,
having 10,007 teachers, and an atendance
of 488,091 scholars. The value of school
property is estimated at 7,321,095.
A gentleman living in Howell Couuty
saught a gang of quails last spring and
concluded ho would see if he could domes
ticate them. His efforts in that direc
tion have proven very successful. The
birds feed and chirp about tho premises as
gentle as chickens; and it is said they have
a very interesting knack of imitating al
most every bird they hear. The only evi
dence of their wild nature which they seem
to retain is a habit they have of flying away
daily, but always coming back regularly
at the proper time.
A wonderful monstrosity is on exhibi
tion in Poplar Bluff, Butler County, in the
person of a little boy about six years old.
, It was born in YTayne County, this State,
and the father, Mr. "William Joiner, has.
Rfter much persuasion, consented to put it
on exhibition. The wonderful deformity of
the child beggars description; history does
not record such a freak of nature as may
be seen by looking at its head. The cir
cumference of its head is twenty-five
inches, sixteen inches from the nape of the
that the rod shall cost G2ii cents per foot.
Peddlar No. 2 comes along to put up the
rod according to contract. All is lovely
until the bill is presented which is usually
about ten times the amount the party sup
posed it would be.
Tho Landis-Bradley Manufacturing
Company, of St. Joseph, has made an as
signment to John M. Stewart.
"What is known as the McCarty prop
erty has been selected as the site for the new
public building at Jefferson City.
The Kansas City Stock Show av:i3
well attt-nded ly stock and buyers.
Worth County has organized her I air
Association, and next fall will have a fair.
The forgery cases against K. Al.
Beecher have been nolle prosse'd in Calla
way County, but Beecher was re-arrested
and taken to Franklin County.
An open winter is predicted.
Commencing Tuesday, November 20,
the Grand Encampment, I. O. O. F., of the
State of Missouri, will begin its session at
St. Joseph and continue several days. The
encampments of St. Joseph have sent a
general invitation to all camps throughout
the State to attend in uniform.
Two men entered the office of tht
Missouri Republican in St. Louis a few
mornings since and robbed the cashier,
Mr. Gallagher, of a canvass bag containing
$lo0 in silver. Nothing has been heard oJ
the men since they ran out of the office
Wm. T. Christy, one of the old set
tlers of St. Louis, died a few days ago:
W P SEEDS
4TT0RNEY AT LAV,
STAMBAUBH & HURD,
ATTORNEYS AT lM,
GULBERTSGN & MEAD,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
"Will practice in the several courts of the
State. Office in Probate Judge's Office, Courn
J. A. BRADY.
J. H. FRANKLIN-
BRADY & FRAHKLIH,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
J. "W. GOEE3 :Prop..
H. J. HXJDSOIV,
HOUSE & CARRIAGE PAINTER..
SHOP SOUTH OF NICOLAY'S LUMBER.
YARD, ABILEXE, KANSAS.
DR. GEO. A. CRISE,
Dr. Crise gives careful attention to both
branches of the profebsion. Makes a special
ty of saving the natural teeth and nne""gold
fillings. All wo'rk warranted.
CAPITA! $85,000. SURPLUS 83 0,000..
DISCOUNTS NOTES AND BILLS.
Buys and Sells Foreign and Domestic!
PAYS INTEREST ON TDIE DEPOSITS-
Accounts of Farmers, Stockmen
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS,
GIYES ESPECIAL ATTENTION
Buys and Sells Foreign and Domestic
Exchange. NEGOTIATES MORTGAGE LOANS
All business promptly attended to.
, H. LEBOLD, J. M. FISHER, J. E. HERBST1
Pres., E. A. HEHBST, Cashier.
Our individual liability Is not limited, aslr
the case with stockholders of incorporated
banks. LEBOLD. FISHER & CO.. Bankers.
F. B. WILSON.
Yf. W. WILSON..
F. B. WILSON & SON,
Fireman's Fund, of California. v-
Union, of California
Mattoon Life Ins. Co., oMffiinHS? -
Hartford Life and Annuity, of Hartford,