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BENTON. ... MISSOURI.
People who write letters complain
that the new postage (tamps don't
tick much better than New Year reso
Jct.M Simon thinks the sorest recipe
for attaining a hale old age is "intel
lectual work." This will greatly com
fort some of us.
Piasos are now manufactured at the
rate of three hundred a day. The rapid
Increase in the population of the insane
ayiuma is accounted for.
Mrs. Jambs Brown Pottkh apparent
ly does not altogether admire Mrs. Os
car Wilde's style of dress, for she
likens her to an animated lamp shade.
Wb often hear people say of a man
that he "talks like a book," but if any
man talks like the conversation in some
of our modern novels, he must be an ex
traordinary creature, wonderfully
The prune is a small innocuous berry
tending' to reduce the boarding house
convict to the belief that nature, while
abhorring a vacuum, also abhors to have
It filled with sweetened leather soaked
In sugar water.
Having essayed low comedy with
some success and high tragedy with a
narrow escape from the halter, M. B.
Curtis is going to settle down to bust
ness in Texas. lie will run a hotel
and an opera house.
Edward Dunbar, once a noted evan
gelist, and author of the hymn "There's
a Light in the Window for Thee,
Brother," died recently in the Coffey'
ville (Kan. ) jail, where he had applied
tor lodgings as a tramp.
Texas is about to engage extensively
In the cultivation of tobacco. Experi
ments extending over four years have
shown that the soil and' climate are
both admirably adapted to the growth
ox the better qualities of the weed.
Munhai.i. estimates that the land in
the United States is worth (13,500,000,
000; the cattle, (5,500,000,000; the
houses, (14,200,000,000; the furniture.
etc., (7,300,000,000; the railroads, (10,
000,000,000; the shipping, (300.000,000,
tne total wealth per inhabitant, (1,050.
Prop. G. Stanley, in the Forum,
pleads for a scientific study of children.
lie would have it under these heads:
Under 4 years, pyshchogenesis; under
13, paidology; up to full nuobility, eph
ebics. The professor neglects to men
tion spankophobics, shingleology,
thrashlcs and thnmpology.
Another secret society has been
added to the long list of those organi
zations already in existence. It is
called the "Supreme Tribe of Ben
Bur," after the famous religious novel
written by Gen. Lew Wallace, which
has created such a wide interest in the
religious and literary world. The so
ciety is a purely benevolent one.
An eastern paper says: "A young
man in Carmel, Me., took his girl for a
sleighride. She fell out and he drove
a mile before noticing it" Well, they
don't sleighride that way out in this
seek of the woods. The young men all
drive with one hand, and sometimes
the girl drives and leaves both arms of
her escort loose to prevent accidents.
The United States court at Jackson,
Tcnn., found the notorious "Rev. Fred
crick Howard" guilty on twenty-two
counts of the indictment against him
for violation of the United States postal
laws. The crime was committed in
connection with his bogus European
claim agency, by which he defrauded
American citizens out of many thou
sands of dollars.
"Jack, the Kisser," who has been in
festing the streets of various cities, has
just been sustained by the court of ap
peals in Amsterdam, Holland, which
held that "to kiss a strange lady in the
street cannot be an offense, as it is the
nature of a warm n.ark of sympathy."
Those grave and serious Hollanders do
reach funny conclusions when they un
dertake to discuss light matters.
"Didn't know it was loaded" has
been an excuse for innumerable homi
cides of the unintentional class and
doubtless the cloak of many others that
were deliberate murders if the truth
were known. When it becomes the
general practice of the courts of this
country to class the "didn't-know-it-w
as-loaded" idiot with felons of mur
derous intent and punish him accord
ingly, fewer lives will be sacrificed to
that sort of humor.
Among the novelties of the midwinter
fair at San Francisco will be a miners'
camp of '49 men, a wild animal and
sea lion exhibit, a big' wheel like the
Ferris wheel, a gold mine into which
visitors can descend, and even a
Pacific deep-diver and "shark-hunter,"
a Kanaka from Liliuokalani's re
gion, who, with male and female
companion, will make daily dives
into a lake within the Hawaiian
inclosure, and perform various Kanaka
aquatie sports. But the exhibits of
the wealth of the mines, the fields and
orchards of the state will be the great
The Chinese have no governmental
postal system, and letters are tran
sported by means of so-called "letter
shops." These are somewhat like our
express business, as packages are also
sent, and both letters and packages are
insured and registered and charges are
In proportion to the distance to be car
ried. There are said to be nearly two
hundred of these letter-shops in Shang
hai alone, which send out employes to
work np custom. Foreign letters are
conveyed from China to other countries
by the postal system of the latter, con
sals being considered as postmasters
for their own countries.
The journeys of the emperor of Ger
many coat him a great deal of money.
, According to an article recently pub
lished la a German paper, over 800,000
' (narks, or S -60,000, were spent on the
trip to Italy and stria undertaken
; noon after he ascended the throne. A
heavy trunk, la charge of a privy eonn-
' eilor "on that occasion, contained 80
ttiaoMMftd rings, 150 decorations, many
of them jeweled; M scarf pins, so neck
laces, with diamond pendants; hand
eoaae sabers. S large potographaeyf the
asperor and his family, fraated la gold;
t .goU srateaea a4 1M gold wgar.
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
Monday. Jan 15. By a rote of SO
to W the senate rejected the nomina
tion of William B. Hornblower, of New
York, to be an associate justice of the
United States supreme court to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of Samuel
Blatchford, In the house the consid
eration of the tariff bill under the five
minute rale was begun and the debate
concluded with a tilt between Mr.
Cock ran and Mr. Reed.
Tuesday, Jan. 10. In the senate
to-day the federal election bill and the
tariff measure were discussed. In
tho house several amendments to the
tariff bill were offered and adopted
and others were introduced but not
Wednesday, Jan. 17. After discus
sion of civil service reform until the
close of the morning hour the senate
resumed as "the unfinished business"
the house bill to repeal the federal
election laws, aud the debate continued
until the close of the legislative day.
In the house Mr. Wilson's amendment
to the tariff bill fixing the date on
which free wool should go into effect
as August 1 was defeated, and the sub
stitute making it go into effect Imme
diately on the passage of the bill was
adopted. The rest of the day was spent
discussing the amendment of Mr. Bur
rows to substitute the print wool
schedule for that proposed by the Wil
Thursday, ' Jan. 18. In the senate
Senators Teffer and Allen (popu
lists) and Senators Morgan and Daniel
(democrats) condemned the bond policy
of the administration. The announce
ment was made of the resignation of
Senator Walthall, of Mississippi Ad
journed to the 33d. Almost the entire
day in the house was spent in the con
tinuation of the debate on Mr. Bur
row's amendment to restore the exist
ing duties on wool, with the result of
its defeat by a strict par'y vote.
Friday, Jan. 19. The senate was
not in session to-day. In the house the
time was occupied in discussing the
tariff bill and the proposed amendment
to put steel rails on the free list was
lost by a vote of 100 to 79.
Secretary Carlisle, in a letter to
the chairman of the finance committee
of the senate pointing out the reduced
state of the treasury urges immediate
action in order that government obli
gations may be met. He says the re
ceipts from July 1 to January 13 were
(1G2,0$0,881, and the expenditures were
(205,043,438, showing a deficiency of
A ciRcrxAR was issued by Secretary
Carlisle inviting proposals for (50,000,
000 5 per cent, bonds, redeemable in
coin at the pleasure of the government,
after ten rears from the date of Issue.
Ihrovghovt the country the na
tional bank note circulation, which
reached (309,500,000 during the money
stringency, has declined to (304.500,000.
In the United States there were 407
business failures in the seven days
ended on the 19th, against 4S4 the week
previous and 390 in the corresponding
time in 1S93.
In 1893 it cost the government (138,
5S8 to pay the bounty on sugar.
At the leading clearing houses In the
United States the exchanges during the
week ended on the 19th aggregated
(1)24,935,535, against (1,006,181,451 the
previous week. The decrease, com
pared with the corresponding week in
1S93, was 36.8.
In Xew York city seekers for desti
tute persons found Catherine Patton, a
colored woman aged 10S, and her two
daughters, aged 74 and 70 respectively,
on the verge of starvation.
In the vicinity of Mercer, Pa., thou
sands of coal miners struck because of
a 13 per cent reduction in their wages.
A work train went through a trestle
near Fair view, X. J., and one man was
killed and nearly thirty injured.
For the murder of Emanuel Monn
nearly a year ago Henry Heist was
hanged at Gettysburg, Fa.
In 1633 there were 1,873 fires in Phil
adelphia, the losses incurred being
The master workman of the Knights
of Labor will ask an injunction to re
strain the contemplated issue ol bonds
by Secretary Carlisle.
On account of poor health Judge C.
P. Thompson, aged 67 years, commit
ted suicide at Gloucester, Mass. In
1874 he was chosen congressman from
the Gloucester district.
Tub people's party in convention at
Harrisburg, Pa., nominated ictor A.
Lapier, of Danville, for congressman at
Ex-Goy. William Gaston died in
Boston, aged 73 years.
WEST AND SOUTH.
Postmaster Fenner, of Stone's Cor
ners, led., tiring of office put the
stamps, etc., in a pouch and took it to
The cigarette dealers of Emporia,
Kan., must pay a license of (500 and
are prohibited under penalty from sell
ing to minors.
The cashier of the First national
bank of Lead City, & D., Alex. Ross,
was found to be a defaulter to the
amount of (27,89146.
Fire destroyed the courthouse at
Hartland, Kan., and nearly all the
Kearney county records were lost
A mor at Valley Park, Ma, lynched
John Buchner, a negro, who had been
recently released from the state peni
tentiary, for assaulting two women.
Near St Joseph, Mo., five masked
men held np a train and escaped after
looting the express car.
By a majority of 8 in a vote of 838
Mrs. Anna Austin was elected mayor of
A meteor hung over Chesapeake
bay, brilliantly illuminating the steam'
ers in Baltimore harbor and down the
In a runaway at Crswf ordsville, Ind.,
Marlon Dunbar, a dealer in fast stock,
was thrown from a sulky and killed.
At New Biker. W. Vs., Thomas Del
mo and wife and Joseph Rogers were
crossing the river in a small boat, when
they were carried over the falls and all
were drowned. -
The death of Ex-Congressman Forney
occurred at hie home in Jacksonville,
Iv Chicago farmers and dairymen
from half the states in the unton met
and organised the National Dairy
union, the object being to fight against
bogus dairy pi od acta. C W. Horr, of
Wellington. O. was elected pr.wident
The president nominated W. L Bu
chanan, of Iowa, s minister q fbe
Argentine Republic, ,
In joint convention of both houses of
the legislature John II. Gear was for
ntally declared elected United States
senator for Iowa.
A boy at Muncie, Ind., while drink
Ing water from a brook swallowed an
insect, which devoured his heart, caus
AT Central la, I1L, three men who
robbed a train pleaded guilty and were
sentenced to twenty years' imprison
Owing to the president's delay In
making appointments Chairman Cutch
eon, of the Minnesota state central
committee, has resigned.
SuERirr Hall attempted at Prince
ton, W. Vs., to arrest the Mullen broth
ers and the sheriff and both desper
adoes were killed.
The two recent train robberies in
Missouri were said to have netted the
Charles Colt and Milton Bond,
brothers-in-law, fought a duel at Sulli
van, I1L, as the result of long-standing
family troubles, and both were fatally
Minister Thurston, of Hawaii,
while en route to Washington was in
terviewed at Omaha, and said that
there was no possibility of the queen
being restored; that matter was settled
In Monroe county, Ark., fifty negro
families have arranged with the Amer
ican Colonization society of Washing
ton, D. C, for transportation to Liberia.
Tub death of CoL John L. Branch, at
whose command the first gun of the
civil war was fired at Fort Sumter, oc
curred at Union Springs, Ala.
After a fair trial compulsory educa
tion is reported a failure In Chicago by
a committee of the board of education.
Ik session in Chicago the National
Farmers' Alliance denounced J. Ster
ling Morton, the secretary of agricul
ture, and called upon him to resign.
For stealing two cigars Thomas Ben
nett (colored) was sentenced at Mas
coutah, 11L, to six years in prison.
For a joke friends of Irvey Harp, of
Malvern, Ark., placed powder in a
cigarette and gave it to him, and in the
explosion that followed both of Harp's
eyes were put out
The first white woman in Porter
county, Ind., Mrs. Nancy Adamson,
died in Valparaiso, aged 98 years.
The following executions were re
ported: Ernest Lacore at Joliet, I1L,
for the murder of Nellie Byron; John
Hardy at Welch, W. Vs., for killing a
railway employe; Wils Howard at Leb
anon, Ma, for the murder of Thomas
McMichael, and Albert F. Bomberger
at Cando, X. D., for the murder of six
members of the Kreider family.
At Indianapolis the Indiana Asso
ciated Press was organized as a branch
of the Associated Press.
The Louisville city council has an
nexed all suburbs, including five towns,
thus adding 20,000 to the population.
Flames wiped out half the businesa
portion of Lewiston, I1L
A mor lynched a negro named Wil
liams, suspected of robbing a corn crib
in West Feliciana parish. La.
In Paris M. Caubct, once a prominent
business man, and his wife and daugh
ter, took their own lives because of
In a railroad wreck In the province
of Matanzas, Cuba, sixteen persons
were killed and nine injured.
Several huts occupied by miners
near Escalon, Mexico, were fired by in
cendiaries and eleven men, women and
children were burned to death and ten
others were burned so badly that they
By an earthquake in China 900 miles
of territory were devastated and 300
The insurgent Brazilian warships
bombarded the batteries at Nichtheroy
and killed fifty of the government
The Hawaiian government has in
readiness a constitution patterned after
that of the United States.
In China two 6-year-old boys, bound
together by a ligament as were the
Siamese twins, were being exhibited at
Councilor Wileman's coffin lid was
removed previous to interment at Bur-
ton-on-Trjnt, England, and he was
found to be alive.
The senate was net in session on tho
20th In the house a number of
amendments to the Wilson tariff bill
were offered, but only one defining
more explicitly classes of iron taxable
under the bill was passed. The pres
ident's veto of the New York and New
Jersey bridge bill and his message
transmitting the latest correspondence
on the Hawaiian question were the
two events of interest for the day.
The statement of the associated
banks of New York city for the week
ended on the 13th shows the following
changes: Reserve, increase, (10,170,775;
loans, increase, (1,500,500; specie, in
crease, (5,826,400; legal tenders, in
crease, (8,443,500; deposits, increase,
(14,492,500; circulation, decrease, (235,
The 350 men and boys employed in
the Delaware, Lackawana & Western
machine shops at Scranton, Pa., have
been cut down six hours a day. The
car shops of the same company have
been working reduced time for several
William Gilpin died in Denver, Col
on the 30th, at the age of 83 years. He
was appointed first governor of Colo
rado territory by Abraham Lincoln,
and was prominently identified with
the history of the state np to the time
ol bis death.
an order was issued, on the 20th, by
toe Heading i.oal and iron Co. sus
pending eleven of its largest collieries
for an indefinite period. This wiu ne-
cessitate a large redaction in the trans
portation force of the railroad.
There were 853,885 immigrants
landed at Ellis Island, N. Y., in 1893;
1,343 with professions, 48,969 skilled
mechanics, 163,837 persons with mis
cellaneous occupations, and 140,447
persons with no occupation.
The request of Prendergast'a attor
neys for more time in which to pre
pare the arguments for a new trial has
been granted, the time being aet per
emptorily for the Slst
It waa rumored in Vienna, on the
23d, and generally believed in court
and diplomatic circles, that King
Alexander L of Servla had been assas
The imports of specie at the port of
New York for the week ended on the
80th were (26,873, of which (15,668 were
gold and (10,005 silver.
On the 80th the New York associated
banks held (102,754,456 in excess of the
requirements of the 85-per-oent role.
The condition of Grand Duke George
second son of the esar, suffering foia
sumption, bs become critical,
MISSOURI STATE NEWS,
Pioneer, Barry county, B. 8. Carpenter, vice
'. L. Evans. rMlimed.
Tnnti Doualas countv. R. 8. Huteheaoa. vies
S. H. Hutcheson, resigned.
OH. Dallas county, J. P. Burst, vice Wa
Hiler. Jackson county, Win. Coley, vice A. E.
Gray, reaigned. '
Kearney, imy county, idiue uyxes, vice .
. Dykes, dead.
am, vice A. J. Dixon, removed.
Marthasvllls, Warren county. T. J. Knoep
ker, vice F. W. Kruetrman. removed.
Clifton CItv. CooDCr countv. J. M. wtaeolor.
Tire M. D. Wakefield, removed.
Lake cltv. Jackson countv. J. B. Vanclosve.
Vice J. C V ancleave, dead.-
Mlllvllle. Rav countv. J. W. Llnner. vice A.
F. Milstead, resigned.
Piplnsville. Bates conntv. J. R. McDonald,
Vice H. H. Sunderwirth, removed.
Veve. Vernon countv. J. H. Runard. vice J.
T. Bills, resigned.
Corslrana. Barrv countv. E. 1 BlankensniD.
Vice S. S. Burk. resigned.
Sapp. Boone county, James Brlnegsr, vies J.
R. Martin, dead.
mw post orricss.
Freeburg, Osage county, John Welshmlyer,
umega, iacieae county, wm. j. iieea, post
new post orricss.
Banner, Pettis county. Lens Monsee. post-
Kosalee, Howard county, Claude White, post
ON. O. r. ROTHWXLI
Hon. O. F. Rothwell died at his horn la
Moberly, sged M years.
Mr. Rothwell was born In Callaway county.
snd was a graduate of tbe Missouri State uni
versity. In 1H73 be moved to Moberly from
Huntsville. In 1878 he waa elected to repre
sent tbe old Tentb district in the Forty-sixth
congress, serving from March 4, 1879. to March
1881. Mr. Rothwell wns a Cleveland elector
in 1868, and made about 101 speeches In the dis
trict. In Junuarv. 1889. be was appointed as a
meiibi'r of tbe hoard of curators of the state
university, of which body be bad been presi
dent nearly ever since. He was a member of
the Primitive Baptist church.
Moberly special Globe-Democrat. Jan. 19.
The funeral services of tbe late Hon. a. F.
Rothwell took place In this city at tbe Central
Christian church tbis afternoon. The church
building was crowded with friends of the de
ceased, who came from all over the state.
Rev. W. R. Rothwell. a brother of deceased, of
Liberty. Mo., preached the funeral sermon.
About tblrty members of the faculty and 1B0
cadets and students of tbe Missouri state uni
versity, of Columbia, accompanied by the uni
versity military band, attended, i no lacuity
and students were also accompaniej by mem
bers of the board of curators.
Mrs. John O. Scbott, aged and wealthy, died
at Jefferson City.
Jtida Creasy, colored, aged lun, died at nor-
borne. Carroll county.
Dr. O. C. Crutchley, aged 09. a pioneer of Car
roll county, died a few days ago.
Uriah Fleming, aged 70 years, was found
dead In bed at Lamonte, Pettis county.
Dr. J. E. Henry, aged 60, of Frankford, Pike
county, died suddenly while at Elk Lick
Mrs. Lucy Jordan, wile of Barrel Jordan,
died at Hannibal, aged 73.
Missonrl National Unard.
Adjt Gen. J. A. Wickham has re
ceived annual reports from the vatlous
regiments of the national guards of
Tbe reports deal with Inspections made of
tbe different organizations by various officers
of the staff and line. They indicate that the
citizen soldiery of tbe state is in good condi
tion and well drilled and disciplined. There
are Just 2.202 men, rank and file, in tbe mili
tary service of the state, and t hey are appor
tioned as follows:
First lnfantrv. commanded bv Col. Edwin
Batdorf. of St Louis. 493.
Second lnfantrv. commanded bvCoL Wm. K.
Coffee, of Cartbagj, 602.
Third lnrnntry. commanded by Col. N. P.
Simonds, of Kansas City. M6.
Fourth lnfantrv. commanded bv Col. James
A. Arbuthnot, of Brook Held. 469.
Battery A. commanded by Capt. Frank M.
Rumbold, of St. Louis. 73.
Battery a. commanded bv cant. Wm. M.
Abernatby. of Kansas City, 81.
Brig. -Gen. Milton Moore, who supervises the
Inspections, says tbat the Missouri troops are
not yet in as good cosdltlon as desirable, or si
they are capable of being made.
A Lynching In sr. Lools Conuty.
The quiet neighborhood surrounding
Valley Park, St Louis county, was
worked up to a frenzy a few days ago.
John Buckner. colored, assaulted a woman of
his own color, and not long thereafter entered
the premises of a well-to-do white farmer, and
finding a 16-year-old daughter alone and unpro
tected, attacked ber, but after an awful strug
gle the poor girl beat him off. Buckner
was arrested and taken before s justice.
He was placed In tbe cellar under tbe Justice's
office, the Intention being to take him to the
Jail at Clayton the next day. During the night
a mob secured Buckner, conveyed him to a
wagon bridge spanning tbe Meramec. near the
scene of his crime, A rope was placed around
his neck, the other end tied to s girder, and de
spite his awful yells for help, be was tossed
over. Tbe drop broke his neck. The body was
left hanging until 4 p. m., when an inquest was
held, and a verdict that he came to his death
by hanging at the hands of unknown parties
was rendered. Buckner had served s term In
the penitentiary for s similar crime.
Street Commissioner D. Cramer, of
Macon, while assisting Electrician Far
rar in placing electricity in a residence,
ascended tho pole and was arranging
the wires when the current was turned
on. He was instantly killed.
The Hannibal & St Joseph Railroad
Co. and the Adams Express Co. have
increased the reward for the arrest and
conviction of the "Eli" train robbers
from (1,000 to (3,000.
Phoebe's Claim Disallowed,
Secretary Carlisle has disallowed the
claim of Miss Phoebe Couzins, of St
Louis, for some (6,000 for pay as secre
tary of the board of lady managers at
the World's fair.
Dnbson to Succeed Gibson.
Got. Stone has appointed Charles L.
Dobson judge of the circuit court of
Jackson county, to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of Judge
Meeting; of Implement Dealers,
Between 450 and 500 implement deal
ers met at Kansas City the other day
to talk over their business and score
the railroad men for bad freight rates.
Why She Wanted to Die.
Miss Alice Peterson committed sui
cide in St Louis, by taking morphine.
She was a victim of the drug and be
coming disgusted concluded to die.
Reward for the "Ell" Bobbers.
Gov. Stone has offered a reward of
(300 for the arrest and conviction of
tbe bandits who held np the "Q" "Ell"
train near St Joseph, January 10.
Scott Harrison Rejected,
The senate unanimously rejected the
nomination of J. Scott Harrison to be
surveyor of customs at Kansas City. He
la a brother of ex-President Harrsion.
The Math District Cadetahlp.
J. C Johnson, Benton City, waa the
successful contestant for the cadetship
to West Point from the Ninth district
D. D. White, Danville, alternate.
Am Bpldaanle ef Measles.
There ia an epidemic of measles at
Kansas City. Over 1,000 measle signi
have been put on houses. The board
of health is greatly worried.
Charles Lohrman, '47 years old,
mitted suicide in St Louis by taking
s dose of sarbolic acid. He was put of
work snd dsspoadsn
GEORGE R. SMITH COLLEGE.
f.'be Colored Educational loaMtattoa
Erected at Sodalla by the Trmn'
Aid aad Sonthera Edaeatloa Society
of the M. B. Chareh Formally Opened.
At Sedalla, on the afternoon of
Thursday, January 18, the George B.
Smith college, a magnificent three
story .structure of brick and atone that
was erected and furnished at a cost of
(50,000 by the Freedmen's Aid and
Southern Education society of the M.
E. church, was opened to the students
with appropriate ceremonies, in the
presence of a large audience, several
of whom were distinguished gentle
men from abroad. The exercises were
held In the chapel, and upon 'the
platform sat Rev. Dr. Jesse Bowman
Young, of St Louis, editor of the Cen
tral Christian Advocate; Rev. Dr. T. II.
Hagerty, chaplain Evangelical Alli
ance, St Louis; Rev. J. Will Jackson,
P..E., St Louis; Rev. J. W. Hughes, P.
E., Kansas City; Rev. R. E. Gillam,
Mexico; Rev. William Jones, D. D.,
LL. D., Sedalia; Rev. Charles M. Bish
op, Lexington M. E. church; the
mayor and council and college faculty
and building committee, clergy of the
city, officers of the two G. A. R. posts
of Sedalia and prominent citizens.
The exercises were opened by sing
ing the Doxology, "Praise God, from
whom all blessings flow," after which
Rev. J. W. Hughes, of Kansas City,
offered an invocation. Rev. A. R.
Cronce, pastor of the First M. E. church,
then read a portion of tho first chapter
of St John, at the conclusion of which
Mayor E. W. Stevens made a brief ad
dress complimentary to the college and
the society that built It Music by the
Queen City band and by the choir fol
lowed, after which the address of the
day was delivered by Rev. Jesse Bow
roan Young, of St Louis. He spoke
three-quarters of an hour in eulogy ol
the services of the Union army, which,
he said, had made George R. Smith col
lege a possibility.
Rev. J. Will Jackson, of !!t Louts,
spoke briefly in behalf of the education
of his race, and closed by reciting
Black Bovs in Blue." Rev. J. W.
Hughes, of Kansas City, delivered a
brief address on the "Possibilities of
the Race," and was followed by Hon.
J. E. Smith and Dr. J. W. Trader on
behalf of the two G. A. R. posts of Se
dalia. Rev. Dr. William Jones, P. E.,
delivered a short address, in which he
stated that through Christ and not the
Union armv or any other cause was
this great institution Of learning
founded. A hymn composed by Rev,
T. H. Hacertv, of St Louis, especially
for the occasion was sung, at the close
of which the aged divine delivered a
short address In which he paid a warm
tribute to the G. A. R.
Hon. B. G. Wilkerson spoke briefly
in behalf of Mesdames Smith and Cot
ton, who donated twenty acres of
ground for the college site, and the
closing address of the afternoon was
delivered by Rev. P. A. Cool, president
of the school. A beautiful portrait of
Gen. George R. Smith, in whose honor
the college is named, was then unveiled,
and President Cool announced that the
college was open for the reception of
At night a mass meeting was held at
the college chapel, at which addresses
were made by Reverns Hagerty,
Hughes, and others, u good portion of
the remarks being addressed to the
colored old settlers who were given a
start in life by the late Gen. Smith,
after their liberation from slavery.
Work was first commenced upon the
building in 188U, but the corner-stone
was not laid until last June. The col
lege is open to both white and colored.
Gov. Stone's Appointments.
B. F. Shepherd, inspector of oils for
Saline county, for a term of two years
from January IS, 1804.'
J. F. Kennedy, inspector of oils for
the city of Carrollton, for a term of
two years from September 7, 1893, vice
James A. Block.
W. B. linger, inspector of oils for
Webb City, Jasper county, for a term
of two years from January 10, 1894.
Tm F. Luthey, of Laclede county,
member of the state board of agricul
ture for the Eighth congressional dis
trict vice F. M. Russell, resigned.
David H. McKenzie, county commis
sioner of public schools for Iron conn
ty, vice E. U. Keesling, deceased.
Hla Jugular Vein Severed.
Link Creek, Mo., Jan. 19. At tho
inquest on Charles S. Deberry. killed
near Wetglaze last Monday night by
Jas. Oursborne, it appeared that the
two had quarreled;at church, and Ours
borne followed Deberry, who was with
a young woman, on their way home,
and challenged him to get off his
horse. Deberry dismounted, went up
to Oursborne, when the latter stabbed
him in the throat, severing the wind
pipe and jugular vein, killing him al
most instantly. Oursborne, who was
on his horse, fled. The girl remained
with her escort until assistance came.
Victory for HlgglusvUle.
In division No. 3 of the supreme
court at Jefferson City the other day
an opinion was banded down by Judge
Gantt which sustains the validity of
the act of the last legislature giving
two terms of the circuit court of Lafa
yette county to Higginsville. The act
has been fought valiantly by the citi
zens of Lexington. The proceedings
were in the form of an injunction, and
motions for rehearing will doubtlesa
be filed and the case fought to the bit
ter end by Lexington. As it is, the
Higginsville people ere away ahead up
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Cabbage Salad. White cabbage
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TAXES UPON INCOMES.
OfcJevtloBt Dmloplif Against the Fro
posad Sfq. re Representative 8 perry, of
CmMetteat, Calls Atteatloa to tho la.
utaltortaI roatarea of the Blllnd De
clares It Woald "Put m Promlam ea
WASHiitoToif, Jan. 91. The oppo
nents of the Income tax have been
stirred to renewed activity by the
digest of the measure as given in re
cent press dispatches. It was the first
time they had seen the detailed
method proposed for levying the tax.
Representative S perry (dem.), of Con
necticut who is one of the most active
opponents of the bill, points out some
of the main objections to the income
tax plan as proposed. He says that the
committee has in no way overcome
the objection that
AN INCOME TAX IS INQUISITORIAL.
They do not pry into the incomes of
citizens, but leave it for the citlzena
having an income of over (3,500 to vol
untarily make a report as to whether
his income exceeds (4,000. Mr. Sperry
says that this "voluntary" proposition
gives no protection to the citizen. The
government assessors will select snch
citizens as have not made a voluntary
statement and,will pry intctheir affairs.
Mr. Sperry says also tbat the voluntary
"puts a premium on liabs."
Mr. Sperry points ont that it will be
absolutely impossible for business men
to make a voluntary statement as to
the amount of their incomes. He
cites an actual case which has come to
his attention, of a man who has nsed a
large stock of raw wool to make woolen
hose, without expecting to sell the
goods and merely for the purpose of
keeping; his men employed. The
transaction resulted in a net loss of
(30,000. Mr. Sperry shows that such a
CAN NOT BE ESTIMATED IN FIGURING ON
He also says that large commercial
concerns will never be able to make an
estimate of their incomes. They are
in the habit of giving credit at from
four to six months, and their book ac
counts seldom or never show what
their income is. If the book accounts
are paid it represents income, other
wise it represents loss, i
A MANIFEST INJUSTICE.
In the plan to have the disbursing
officer of firms or corporations pay the
tax on salaries of employes, Mr. Sperry
says that the proposed law shows its
manifest injustice. A salary is ascer
tainable and is not like the uncertain
profits of a business firm. And yet the
employer is competed to do the book
keeping and assume the burden of look
ing after tbe taxes on all the salaries
of his employes.
Before the Senate Committee Investigat
ing Hawaiian Affairs Tho Glut of a Let
ter Mot Before Made Pobllo Attitude
of the British Minister Toward the
Queen and the Affairs of the Islands.
EX-MINISTER STEVENS A WITNESS.
Washington, Jan 31. The witness
before the senate committee investi
gating Hawaiian relations was ex
Minister Stevens, who is charged with
having coerced the Hawaiians and con
tributed towards the establishment of
the provisional government by the
use of the United States forces.
A SUPPRESSED LETTER.
There has been much speculation
since the president's message was sent
to congress as to the contents of the
message from Mr. Stevens to the state
department that was withheld by the
president on the ground of public
policy. It is understood that this let
ter was one of those confidential com
munications from diplomatic agents to
their respective governments touching
upon the so-called Interests of other
MR. STEVENS EXPLAINS.
Mr. Stevens gave the committee
what he supposed to be the letter re
ferred to, and it can be said in a gen
eral way that it related to the attitude
of the English minister in connection
with affairs at the Hawaiian islands
and his relations with the court of the
deposed queen. It is understood that
tbe English minister was, perhaps, as
near to the queen as anyone on the
islands, and was able thereby to
EXERCISE GREAT INFLUENCE OVER HER.
His son, Mr. Wodehouse, is the hus
band of the half sister of Princess
Kaiulanl, who is the heiress to the
throne in the event the deposed queen
should be restored. With this princess
subsequently on the throne and the
British subject related to the royal
family and enjoying the power and in
fluence that such relationship would
give, it could be easily seen, Mr. Stevens
aays, what the
EFFECT WOULD BE UFON AMERICAN IN
and how they would be subordinated
to everything that was British. The
British minister had lived on the is
lands for years, his family had inter
married to some extent, and naturally
he would be opposed to any scheme
that looked to the overthrow of the
queen, and, worst of all, annexation
to the United States. It was said by
Mr. btevens tbat
THE BRITISH MINISTER, MR. WODEHOUSE,
was favorable to the deposition of the
queen, and that he entertained an
opinion of her that was in keeping
with tbe opinions of other well-in
formed and progressive citizens; but
while he wanted her off the throne, he
was equally as desirous that Kaiulanl
Bhould succeed her.
The Cruiser Montgomery Earns the Title
of "Quean of Bar Class."
New London, Conn., Jan. 81. The
new cruiser Montgomery made her offi
cial trial trip Friday. In the words of
some of the members of the official
trial board, ahe "covered herself with
glory," acquiring the title of "Queen
of Her Class." She made the extra'
ordinary speed, as estimated, of 19
knots per honr, with the tide against
her golngout and in herfavor returning,
and, subjecting these figures to slbrht
correction for a tidal charge, which ia
likely to be in her favor, the result as
sures the builders a fat premium.
Statistic of iMlcraUoa at the Port et
Mew York to the Year 1S03. . .
Niw York. Jan. SL-CommiaalniM
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miscellaneous occupations, and 140,447
persona with no occupation. Among
tbe professional men were an editor,
14 lawvera. 18 aetora. BO artiata. 1.
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