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THE SCOTT COUHTY NEWSBOY.
PHIL. A. BAFNCB, Pabll-.
BENTON. . . . MISSOURI.
Coktbolur Eckels has called for
a statement of the condition ot na
tional bank at the close of business on
(Wednesday, February 28.
' Thk honse committee on labor de
cided, on the 1st, to report favorably
the bill malrlnr T .ft bop ftnv the first
Monday In September a national hol
iday. The Edinburgh Evening News, of
the 28th, emphasizes its assertion that
Mr. Gladstone will retire, and says
positively that the earl of Rosebery
will succeed him as premier.
Orf the 38th Gen. Ortiz formally
turned over the city of Tegucigalpa,
Honduras, to Folicarpo Bonilla, who
had already arranged an election for
members of the assembly and presi
dent Bt the bursting of the natural gas
main, on the 2Stu, the city of Tort
Wayne, Ind., was left without fuel or
light, and terrible suffering followed,
especially in homes where sickness
Tite eleventh annual convention of
the National Electric Light association
began in Washington, on the 57th, with
21.0 delegates in attendance, including
most of the prominent electricians of
Fires were drawn in the Bessemer
department of the Otis steel works at
Cleveland, O., on the 1st at midnight,
and 125 men went out on strike a;rainst
a heavy increase of work at the old
rate of wages.
Sib William Meredith, ex-chiel
justice of the soperior court of the
province of Quebec, Can., died, on the
20th, aged 81 years. Sir William was
bora in Dublin, Ireland, and went to
Canada in 1S24.
Uerr Werner, director of the Berlin
Agricultural high school, and Irof.
Mueller, basing their judgment upon
personal studies made in Chicago, de
nounce the manner in which American
tneaU are Inspected.
Gen. .Tubal A. Early died at Lynch
burg, Va., on the night of the 2d, as
the result of the fall sustained by him
a few weeks previous, from the shock
of which he never rallied. He was in
his seventy-eighth year.
William Jamison, of Port Townsend,
Wash., is charged with being the prin
cipal in a plot to cheat the government
out of 1900,000 by stealing the deeds to
five large tracts of land from the land
office in Washington, D. C.
A telegram was received at the
State department, on the 1st. from Consul-General
Crittenden at the City of
Mexico, stating that lion. William
Wilson was out of all danger, and that
his convalescence was sure.
The alleged encyclical of Fope Leo
3vIII., that was the cause of so much
excitement among members of the
American Trotective association in
Toledo, O., last fall, is now said to have
had its birth In Detroit, Mich.
Rev. A. J. Warner, the leading col
ored divine in Alabama, und other rep
resentative negroes, have called a con
vention of the colored race for March
21 in Birmingham, Ala., to discuss gen
erally the amelioration of the colored
race in Africa,
The new taxation programme of the
Italian prime minister meets with
strong opposition in the Vatican ow
ing to the fact that large investments
in Italian rentes were recently made
by the financial department of the
The largest opal In the world, said
to be as large as a hen's egg and with
out a flaw, and which, it is estimated,
will dress 32-S karats, and prove of the
highest quality and immensely valua
ble, has been found in the opal mines
near Caldwell, Idaho.
O. C. Gregory, assistant cashier oi
Gregory & Son's private bank at Dex
ter, Mich., was found unconscious in
the vault of the bank on the morning
of the 1st. He had been sandbagged
and tho vault robbed. It is said the
thieves secured several thousand dol
One of the worst fogs of the winter
settled down on North and East river at
New York on the morning of the 1st.
Ferry boats ran only with the greatest
caution and much of the heavy traffic
was suspended entirely. A few slight
accidents and many narrow escapes
Ix the Virginia house of delegates
on the 1st, the senate resolution pro
viding for a settlement with West Vir-
gina of tbe portion of the debt of the
commonwealth which that state should
bear, was defeated by a vote of 88 to
6, and all the substitutes to the meas
ure were rejected.
Michael S. Fat, inspector of the
Rinteenth election district of the Sec
ond assembly district of New York,
who was convicted in the court of
oyer and terminer, on the 28th, of mak
ing a false canvass of the votes cast at
the last election, was, on the 3d, sen
tenced to five years' imprisonment.
! Ik the case of Mrs. John Biddulph
Martin (Victoria Woodhull) against
the British museum, in which the
plaintiff charged the trustees with ex
posing upon the shelves of their library
books containing statements libeling
her character, brought in a verdict, on
the 27th, awarding Mrs. Martin 1
j Much of the time of the morning ses
sion of the twenty-eighth biennial en
campment of tbe department of Penn
sylvania, G. A. B., at Philadelphia, on
th 2d, was devoted to the discussion
of a resolution, which was finally
tabled, allowing the Sons of Veterans
to participate with tbe G. A. B. in con
ducting the burial services of tha lat
'. Tn captain and crew of the White
I Star steamer Teutonic, which landed
'at Mew York, on the 1st, worked
themselves into a panle over the mys
terious content of a box left in charge
of the steward, and finally threw the
.whole thing overboard. The box con
'tain0d some harmless powder which
'oo of tbe passenger intended to use
.In Uotorea to be delivered is this aoon
NEWS ASP NOTES.
A Summary of Important Event,
tit the senate, on Ma Mth, tha report of the
committee on foreign affairs on tbe Hawaiian
matter was presents)!. Senate Joint resolution
for the appointment ot a commission to the
Antwerp International exposition was passed.
After forty minutes spent In lenlslattve busi
ness the senate, at I :.'0 p. m., adjourned Ia
the house Mr. Bland ylolied tho point for which
tho opponents ot his seigniorage Mil hid been
contendlnr for ten days, and moved t3 proroal
to Its consideration without limitation o' de
bute, which was atrco.lto wltho.it objection,
and the attornoon was spent in consideration
of the moisuro.
In the senate, on tho Sftn. nothing of public
Interest took place in tho op-n session be
yond ths ndop'.ion of n resolution rquestm
the president to suspend the consolidation of
the land offices as provided tor In the last sun
dry civil appropriations MIL A h fit hour was
spent In executive session, ani n i early ad
journment was taken to ennble the members
to contlnuo the caucus deliberations on the
tariff 1111 In the house the short session
was devoted to the discussion ot the silver
selcnloraae coinage bill. Mr. Bland's motion to
close the debuts falling to develop a quorum.
Is the sonate, on the Wth. Mr. Voorn-es
proposed to lo'itlmatlse Mr. Mills' position On
tho finance committee by moving that ha be
made the substitute of Mr. Vance, absent on
account of sickness. The expected speech of
Air. Tyo on tha Hawaiian question was be
gun In the house the senate Joint rnolu
tlon provl.Ung tor tha appointment of United
States commissioners to tho Antwerp expos!
tlon was read and referred. Mr. B'.and's mo
tion that tho bouse go Into committco ot the
whole on his selgniorae bill, and that gen
cral debate be closed at S o'clock on the 1st,
dto further dilatory tactics on tbe partot
the opponents of the bill, w hich occupied the
remainder of the s.'ssion.
In the senate, on tho 1st. Mr. Fryc concluded
his speech on the Hawaiian question. The
public printing offlce bill was taken uiiand
mace tho text of a political and tariff centre
versy between Messrs. Dolph and Allen
In the house the Ulnud seigniorage coinage bill
was tuken up and passed: Yeas. 167; nays.
.IX lae bill appro-.ir.atin? for raising
the wreck of the Keursarge was then called up
by Mr. lummtngs und passed. -
Thk senate was not in session on the iM
In the house a resolution was agreed to :.
thorizing a sub committee on public buildings
to visit Chicago to Investigate the question of
the erection of a new public bull.'lng. Hon,
Ciulusha A. Grow, congressman-elect from
Pennsylvania, was sworn In. A bill to regu
late the disposal of abandoned military reser
vations was passed, ns was the fortifications
appropriation bill The pension appropria
tion bill was then taken up. and during its dis
cussion a personal encounter between Mr.
Meredith and Mr. Funk was narrowly averted.
A nl'ht session for the consideration of pri
vate pension tills was held.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The "tireater New York" bill passed
the New York state senate, on the 27th,
by a vote of CS to 2.
petition is being circulated at
Georgetown, Col., which calls upon
the silver-producing states to secede
from the general government and join
the republic of Mexico. Mayor Por
ker, whose name heads the petition,
says it will be circulated iu every min
ing camp in the west.
Ox the 27th the police of Brazil, Ind.,
raided a cabin in a dense woods near
Cloverdale, occupied by an alleged
stock-thief named Taylor, and found
therein a party of men and a l.Vyear
old girl, who says her name is Murray,
and that she was kidnaped from the
house of her father, a prominent farm
er in Ohio, three years ago. She says
she was kept in the closest confinement,
and was kept in submission by her ab;
ductors and their revolvers.
The senate committee on finance met
on the 27th, only to adjourn promptly.
Mr. oorhees stating that the tariff
bill was not yet ready.
Clixto.n E. Matxe, promoter of the
Metropolitan Electric railway of San
Francisco, aud a prominent man in
financial circles, was arrested, on the
Stli. ou three charges of selling lands
to which he had no title.
The stock barn of tieorge Schnmbs,
north of Mansfield, O.. was destroyed
by lire, on the 20th, with a number of
fine trotting horses, including; the cele
brated stallion Old Crow. The loss is
l-'ltoM the tenor of the testimony ad
duced, on the 27th. by the naval board
of inquiry appointed to investigate the
wrecking of the Kearsarge on lionea
dor reef, it appeared likely that Lieut.-
Com. Charles 11. Lyman, the navigator
of the ship, upon whose story of the
accident the decision of the court-mar
tial will be largely based, would lay the
blame for the loss of the old corvette to
her faulty chronometers and current
Bishop Boxacum of the Catholic dio
cese of Lincoln has issued an order of
excommunication against Father Cor-
bett, sentencing him to three years'
suspension from participation in the
eueharist and to undergo a penance of
that length in a monastry near Mon
treal, Can. This tenteneo has been
passed without a trial being accorded
the accused, his offense being the bring
ing of the bishop in a civil court on a
Emperor William of Germany is giv
ing a great deal of attention to the sub
ject of bimetallism, and is bringing all
his influence to bear to prevent a fur
ther decline in the price of silver.
Rev. Dr. Bvutskll recognized ns the
greatest authority on Iiomun Catholic
canonical law ou this side of the ocean,
and who has been under the ban
since he championed the cause of Dr.
McGlynn, has won his case at Rome,
lie has been restored to all his rights,
and may bring the order of restoration,
promulgated by the propaganda at
Rome, home with him.
A DiSASTitot s fire occurred at Oak
land City, Ind., on the 27th, and at one
time it looked as if the city would suc
cumb to the flames. Klenk Bros.' flour
aill, elevator and warehouse were
completely destroyed, as well as their
contents, causing a loss of (73,000, on
which there was but (17,000 Insurance.
Five dwellings and contents were also
burnej; loss, about 85.U00.
Les Watsox, aged 27, committed
suicide at his home near Rushville,
Kas., on the 27th, by taking "Rough
on Rats." The cause is not known.
Watson was the son of one of the
wealthiest farmers in that section,
Burolars entered the house of
Henry Ueirraan, treasurer of Exeter
township, Monroe county, Mich., on
the night of the 27th. Miot Mr. Ueir
man twice and shot and instantly
killed Mrs. Geirraan, and made their
escape with nearly 11,000.
J cdq J. V. McDill, a member of
the inter-state commerce commission
and ex-United State senator, died at
Creston, la., on the 28th.
Augustus St. Gauoexs has consent
ed to put clothes on the young gentle
man who adorns his much-discussed
World's fair medaL lie has even con
sented to make a new young man alto
gether, if that will be for the best
This he agrees to do in the Interest of
art. lie was afraid that if be did not
do it his medal would be turned over
to some inferior craftsman, wb,? might
poll tb t ot it completely, "
Mb. GlamTojc. It Is said, has sent In
his resignation as British prime minis
ter, to take effect at Easter, and fit.
Bon. John Poynts Spencer, fifth eart
bf that name and first lord of the ad
miralty, has been chosen to succeed
him. Lord Rosebery, it is stated, hav
ing declined the office.
A Partt of patriotic Ken tuckiansar
taking steps to purchase the birthplace
ot Abraham Lincoln, in La Rue coun
ty, Ky ,- and convert it into a park.
Negotiations are about completed, and
work will be begun early in the spring.
Thr Iowa senate, on the 28th, re
jected the honse woman suffrage
amendment ayes, 20; nays, 26.
Joitx Callahan, an aged farmer,
who had lived thirty years on a small
farm six miles from Burlington, Wis.,
was shot dead, on the night of the 27th,
by a man who entered the house, re
volver in hand, demanding money. The
supposed murderer, George Cloud, wat
Carl Jojjas, lieutenant-governor ot
Wisconsin, recently appointed consul
general nt St Petersburg, will resign
his present oQlce and accept the con
Gov. Jackson of Iowa lias reinstated
Warden McMillan in the Fort Madison
penitentiary, who was depose! last
summer by Gov. Boies for alleged mis
appropriation of funds. An investiga
tion was made by a special legislative
committee at the beginning of the ses
sion, lesulting in McMillan's exonera
tion. His reinstatement is a matter of
Col. William Braxhax, an ex-army
officer, and government agent an Park
Rapids, Minn., under President Harri
son, committed suicide at Minneapolis,
Minn., on the 28th, in his sleeping
room. He shot himself through the
head. Financial reverses are supposed
to have caused the act
Tun nickel-in-thc-slot machines must
depart from Washington, la. The city
marshal, on the 1st, ordered them all
stopped, and parties failing to comply
will be held for running gambling
houses. This is the result of the recent
big religious revival.
Henry B. Rogers, manager and prin
cipal owner of the Fidelity Storage
Co., of Chicago, committed suicide, on
the 1st, by blowing out his brains with
a revolver. He hud been a sufferer from
acute Insomnia since December, and
brooded constantly over business re
verses. A f00-porxrWheelerprojectile, tested
at the Indian Head proving grounds
recently, penetrated a 12-inch steel
plate and rebounded from the metal
without the slightest damage to Its
Ox the 1st Gov. Pattison of Pennsyl
vania issued his proclamation announc
ing the election of Galushn A. Grow to
succeed the late Congressman William
Lilly as congressman-at-large.
A I.oxdox news bureau states that
Mr. Gladstone's secretary has informed
it that the resignation of Mr. Glad
stone will soon be tendered.
The public debt statement issued on
the 1st shows the net increase of the
public debt during February was $40,
(04.213. The interest-bearing debt
amounted to ?i25,S72,000, which is au
increase of ?40,S31,010 during the
Joiix Y. McKaxe, the convicted boss
of Gravescnd. Long Island, was taken
to Sing Siug prison, on the 1st, tc
serve a sentence of six years for inter
fering with the sacred rights of citi
zens in connection with the franchise.
Theodore F. Baker, ex-paying tel
ler of the Consolidated national bank
of Philadelphia, who pleaded guilty
recently in the L'nited States district
court to the embezzlement of (47.00C
from the bank, was sentenced, on the
2d. to seven years and six months' im
prisonment. A mob of 200 men attempted to force
the jail at Stroudsburg, Pa., on the 2d,
for the purpose of lynching Richard
Pryor, a negro murderir. The attack
was resisted by the sheriff, who held
the mob at bay until the police ar
rived, when the mob retired.
Ox the 2d the attorney general ol
Florida nolle prossed the case against
Charles Mitchell for fighting by pre
vious appointment, and also the cases
against the Duval club members and
others for aiding and abetting a fight
by previous appointment
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The senate was not in session on the
8d In the house scverul private
pension bills were passed by unani
mous consent, and the house at 12:M
went iato committee of the whole
on the pension appropriation bill, Mr.
Outhwnite in the chair. At 8:50 o'clock
the committee rose, and, after passing
a bill to pension Hannah L. Lile,
daughter of a revolutionary soldier,
the house adjourned.
As the result of a newspaper con
troversy between two members of the
Mississippi legislature. Rev. W. P. Rat
liffe, a populist member, shot and
killed S. A. Jackson, a democratic
member, iu an impromptu duel at the
courthouse in Kosciusko on the Sd.
During the firing two bystanders were
shot aud fatally wounded.
Tub statement of the associated
banks of New York city for the week
ended on the 3d showed the follow
ing changes: Reserve, increase, (1,001,
400; loans, decrease (1,014.200; spe
cie, decrease, (3S9.500; legal ten
ders, increase, (1, 140,400; net deposits,
decrease, (1,001,200; circulation, de
Pexxsti.vaxia railroad officials are
advised by officials of tho western sys
tem that a steady improvement is
noted in b.Mh freight and passenger
business. It is impossible to make
any further reduction in expenses
without reducing wages, which is not
The barrel mill of the Moosic (Pa.)
Powder Co. exploded, on the 3d, with
a force that was felt several miles
away in every direction. One man
was killed and two so badly injured
tnat tneir recovery Is doubtful.
Margaret Mayer, a German wom
an, accused of poisoning her fourth
husband, Herman Groenke, in Racine,
Wis., on August 20 last with arsenic,
has been arrested in Brooklyn for the
Vermont oat at the Mid-winter ex
position was celebrated on the 80. It
was also the one hundred and third
anniversary ' of the Green Mountain
state's admission to the Union.
Ex-Gov. Russell A. Aloer, of Mich
igan, arrived at San Francisco, on tbe
8d, to participate in the Michigan day
celebration (the 10th) at the Mid-winter
It is reported on good authority that
the Pullman Palace Car Co. has sold its
plant at Detroit Mich., to the Wagner
Palace Car Co., for $170,000.
Qjr tho 8d the New York associated
banks held $75,778,800 in excess of the
requirement of tfe W-per-ceot, rvi
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Aa important Declaloa.
Judge Burgess, sitting in Division No.
of the supreme court handed down
an Important decision the other day.
It holds that tha Uwmalrttxr It S felony to
receive deposits In s bank that is Insolvent Is
constitutional and valid. Tha rase was that ot
the State vs. IL 8. Buck. Defendant and
Thomas C McCroaky were lndloted In the
circuit court of DcKalb county for receiving
a deposit of ts) as private bankers In
the Stevrartsvllia bank, of -which they
were owners and managers, knowing at
the time that It was so received that the bank
was Insolvent or In falling circumstances. A
change of venue was taken to Harrison county,
where a trial was had, and Buck was convicted
snd sentenced to s term ot two years In tha
penitentiary. He then appealed to the supreme
court. Tbe defendant's sttomoy contended
that the circuit court had no Jurisdiction, and
took exceptions to the instructions ot tha
The court holds
It was only about one month from the data
of tbe deposit until the defendant's bank failed
and closed Its doors. This of itsolf had a strong
tendency to show that the tank was In fatlinx
circumstances, if not in fact Insolvent, at the
lime the deposit was received, and the law
which makes Us failure so recently there
after prima facie evidence of knowledge
upon the part of Its officers that it. was
Insolvent or In falling circumstances at that
tlm?. Is neither unjust nor unconstitu
tional. As a banker, it was defendant's trust.
ness to know tha financial condition ot his
bank at any and all times. The statute hus
direct connection with and reference to those
who own and operate banks, and docs not em
brace within Its provisions any person not con
nected therewith. Here the act which makes
the failure of any private bank prima facie
evidence of tho knowledge on the part of tha
owner, agent or manager of any private bank
or bunkiug institution in this state that tbe
bank was In failing circumstances or insol
vent nt tho time ot receiving uny deposit, has
some relation to and furnished somo evi
dence of the alleged offense. To make receiv
ing money on deposit under such circum
stances prima facie evidence of knowledge on
the part of the owner of the bank that it was
then In failing circumstances or Insolvent,
violates no constitutional guaranty. It leaves
a "party thus connected with tho bank ample
op4H)r. unity to mako his defense. The party
can be a witness in his own behalf and It can
never be tlifilcult for him to show whot the
facts really are. If the bank has been robbed
by som" trusted clerk without the knowledge
of its officers, or sudden or unexpected failures
of its correspondents have brought about Its
Insolvency or fulling condition, such and other
matters ot like character are of easy explana
Eminence. Shannon county. Julia Graham.
Vice M. C. Graham, dead.
Lebo. Howell countv. Sarah J. Robbins. vice
F. M. McCoy, resigned.
IVillurd. Adair county, V. S. Mills, vice John
Jack's Forks. Texas county, Iv. L. Tipton,
vice A. F. Robertson, resigned.
Viola. Barry county. W. K. Hale, vice S. E.
IStirl'Ots. Gaseonnde countv. Emma wort-
man, vice H. F. C Grote, removed.
Day. Taney county. J. H. Scrllchiield. vice
Joshua Allen, resigned.
Hercules. Taney county, W. J. Craft, vlco J.
F. Wells, resigne.i.
Safe. Maries county, Aerhart Koegel, vice G.
H. Kssmnnn. resigned.
Pnttou. Uolllnger county, R. L. Robinson,
vice Jos. Itol In-on. resigned.
Hrownsclale. Daviess county. Edward Fur
rar. vice C'hns. Plowman, resigned.
Chandler. Clay county, Amanda Roberts, vice
W. V. Squires, resigned.
Deer Kiilge. Lewis county, TV. S. Hroslus,
vice J. B. Thompson, resigned.
Doss. Dent county, K. T. Gaines, vice J. D.
Elm. Johnson countv. J. E. Hutchinson, vice
M. C. Shaffer, resigned.
KEW POST OFFICE
Abo, Laclede county, Henry C Sumner, post-
Elixir, Dallas county, Julia Bclknnp, post
vt vile. McDonald county, Zacbrlah Baker.
Burgundy, Iron county, Adam Henderson,
t-ortm. crnon county, vtm. js. weaver,
Scott. Johnson county, James TV. Scott, post
ernon. Ba-on county, Henry Robinson,
Brutality of County Employes.
The following is a dispatch from
Tho horribly bruised holy of Stuart C.
Palmer.oncc a well-to-do publisher of this city,
has been brojght to Kansas City from the poor
farm graveyard, where it had been burled
without the knowledge of the dead man's fami
ly. The body Is in a shockingly bruised condi
tion. There ts scarcely a spot as large as a
man's hand which has not had a scar or a
bruise. Directly over the heart there is a long,
narrow discoloration, which might have been
caused by a blow from a hoavy piece of boir-1.
The right hip Is terribly multllated and on tho
forehead there is un ugly contusion, and -all
the flesh is torn from one knee. Ex-Humane
Officer M. C. Millnn says that ho has secured
evidence of shocking cruelties baring been
practiced on the Inmates, and that Palmer's
death was the result of injuries indicted by the
poor farm attendants. An investigation Is be
Will Abolish Through Grain Bates.
A move which promises to make a
grain center of St. Joseph has been in
augurated hi- the Grand Island rail
This was by the abolition of all through rates
on grain to St. Louis, Chicago and common
points and tho raising of the local rates from
all points on tbe Grand Island system from Qve
cents to ten cents. The change is hailed with
delight by some of tbe grain men of St. Joseph,
and Is tbe realization of a long-cherlsbci hope
on tbclr part. The grain merchants con
tend that If the Grand Island road can
mako and maintain a local rate schedule tbe
Burlington & Missouri River road will do tho
same thing, and this will give the shippers the
advantage ot being able to make rates on all
grain delivered to St. Joseph, whereas before
they could ouly name prices on grain delivered
to St. Louis or Chicago on prices based on the
St Louis or Chicago rates.
Dr. J. R. Coffman died at Commerce. IDr.
Coffman was reptesentatlve of Scott county at
the time of bis death, snd had served one pre
Capt. Alfred W. Creamer died at Chllltcothe.
He was a veteran on tbe Union side. For
twelve years he had been master at the union
depot In Kansas City.
Thomas Corrigan died at Kansas City, aged
51. lie was a prominent tiguro in Kansas City
for many years. He was worth (I.OM.OOO or
Charged with Emberilement.
A warrant was issued the other day
charging Wm, E. Burr, ex-cashier of
the St. Louis'national bank, with em
bezzlement. The shortage Is placed at
A Small Gain.
Cash receipts for postage at the St
Louis post ofllce for the two months of
the present year show a small gain
over the corresponding months of 1S93.
After Years of Silence.
J. B. McElfatrick, a St Louis archi
tect, alleges that his daughter, Blanche,
a co-claimant is illegitimate, and
should not inherit from her brother.
To Close tha ttoap Honse.
Sedalla's soup house, which was es
tablished January 24, when a fierce
blizzard raged throughout central Mis
souri, was closed a few days ago.
Continues to Urow.
The employes' 25-cent fund in St
Louis, for the benefit of those ont oi
work, has reached several thousand
dollars, and continues to grow.
A City Treasurer Enjoined.
The city treasurer of Excelsior.
Springs has been enjoined'from paying
city warrants authorized by the coun
cil, certain parties objecting.
Tafnabla Horaee Cremated.
Fire destroyed B. P. Ftnlay's barn,
near Woodson, Saline county. A 11,000
stallion and four thoroughbred colts
DMth of aa Old Kaaldeat.
Richard Cbaney, one of the oldest
and richest residents oi Buchanan
coanty. died M h 90 1a Platte
GLADSTONE 18 OUT.
The Old Premier Will b eeoededbf
Lord Hoeeberjr Tha Poller of tha Waw
TKIalatry-Tha Antl-Prlllte Waltlnt
tha Fntnre Case for Rndleea Guess
work A Natural Stutesmam.
LostDON, March 8. Mr. Gladstone'!
withdrawal from the premiership opens
a most complex situation in domestic
politics. What the consequences will
be it is now Impossible to foretell, al
though the air of the political clubs
and the columns of the newspapers are
filled with surmise, advice and warn
ings. Difficulties will not cease finally
with the elevation of Lord Uosebery to
the premiership, or the two or three
other cabinet changes which are con
templated. THE POLICT OF THE RECONSTRUCTED
The career of the reconstructed mln
istry will proceed for some time, prob
ably on the lines hitherto followed.
The glamour of Mr. Gladstone's name
will be doubtless of the greatest use
in making clear the way of the cabi
net ns long as he shall remain in or
near the arena of politics; but it must
be remembered that the government
majority is small and that Lord Rose
bery, who has never been an ardent
home ruler, is likely to have trouble
with the Irish members after the
withdrawal of the old premier's con
Henry Labouchere, the fighting
leader of the radicals, and most of his
supporters, moreover, are not likely to
bo reconciled to a peer in the premier
ship, even under Mr. Gladstone's influ
ence, and especially in view of Mr.
Gladstone's final declaration against
the house of lords.
THE ASTI-PAKSEI.LITES WAITING.
The attitude of Justin McCarthy and
his anti-Parnellite followers will not
be known definitely, until their meet
ing on the evening of the new session.
At present they are not disposed to
take part In the conflict over tbe lead
ership, as they regard the pledges given
by the liberal party as satisfactory to
the claims of Ireland, Much depends
upon the attitude of Sir William liar
court, chancellor of the exchequer and
Mr. Gladstone's tried lieutenant in the
house of commons. Sir William
seems to be the only possible
leader of ' the liberals in the
house of commons. Should he consent
to serve under Lord Rosebery, much of
the ministerial difficulty would be re
moved, although minor causes of em
barrassment would remain. It is im
possible for any liberal commoner to
oppose any item of the Newcastle pro-,
gramme merely with a view to eject
ing a government headed by a peer;
but if Sir William and other ministers
dislike the plan of the new regime, a
dissolution of parliament is more likely
than a reconstruction of the cabinet
The summoning of members from
the south sltle and the front bench to
take seats in the cabinet is regarded
Another series of questions is in
volved In the uncertainty of the union
ists' attitude to some variations which
Lord Rosebery might introduce in the
liberal policy. However much the
conservatives and liberal-unionists
may desire to oust the new ministry at
the first opportunity, their action is
likely to be directed largely by the
tactics of the liberal party managers,
and should Lord Rosbery insist upon a
larger naval vote than the order
favored by Mr. Gladstone, the conserv
atives and liberal unionists would sup
The opposition in this case would
emanate from the radicals and Irish
men. Sir William llarcourt, moreover,
is not likely to favor the large naval
expenditures, . to which Lord Rose
bery is believed to be inclined, because
he Is anxious to have a popular budget
A CASE FOR GUK9SWOUK.
It isendless guesswork concerning the
personnel of the reconstructed cabi
net There Is no doubt, however, that
the caucus managers and wire-pullers
and many clubmen of 'the government
party prefer Sir William llarcourt to
Lord Rosebery in the premiership.
The extremists among themselves de
clare absolutely that they will not
have Lord Rosebery, who has done
none of the government's hard work,
was never a commoner, and is tainted
with jingoism. The fact is that Lord
Rosebery is a strong, reserved man.
While many of the elder minis
terialists may not wish to serve
under him, he is the favorite
of the great majority of tho
liberals outside of parliament. The
voters who look to him are not the
class who attend meetings and agitate,
but on election days they are the back
bone of the party. They prefer Lord
Rosebery to others because he proved
so amply his firmness, tact and fore
sightedness, when he was chairman of
the Loudon county council. The mid
lands and the north of England re
member him for his success in settling
the disastrous coal strike of last year,
while Scotland, regarding herself as
the natural heir to the liberal leader
ship, prefers him to any other condi
date yet mentioned for the premier
ship. LOBD K08EBEBV IS A NATURAL STATES
MAN, lie always desires a comparatively
free hand, which the radicals are eer
unwilling to give him, and which in
bis present position is out of the ques
tion. Lord Randolph Churchill once
compared Lord Rosebery with Machia
vellL The comparison was made in
jest, but many of the most intimate
friends think it might be accepted in
Rosebery has always been a schemer,
and therein lies one cause of radical
distrust although Mr. Labouchere and
his friends say that the opposition is
quite impersonal and is directed
against the hereditary principle alone.
The radicals believe also that Mr.
Gladstone's withdrawal was not due
wholly to the weakness of his health,
but largely to the pressure exercised
by bis colleagues in favor of larger
naval expenditures. It is not by any
means certain that Lord Rosebery will
succeed in holding his party together
long, but it is certain that he is better
able to reconcile the discordant ele
ments than any other.
Yjord Boaebary Takes Time to Consider
Where 11 Stand.
London, March 6. Sir Henry Pon
aonby, the queen's private secretary,
visited Lord Rosebery in London Sat
urday afternoon and told him of the
queen's wish that he accept the pre
miership. Lord Rosebery was unwill
ing to give any immediate decision.
He conferred at length with his col
leapnes in the cabinet and delayed his
acceptance until evening.
The queen will come from Windsor
to London to-day, and will give Lord
Rosebery as sudrtnoe in Buckingham
PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. s
Men are generally more careful of
the breed of their horses and dogs than
of their children. Penn.
Church Organist (to applicant for
position of organ pumper) "Have you
ever had any experience?" Applicant
"Well, rather; I used to be a milk
man." N. Y. Journal.
"You are going to try your hand
at skating, are you?' said the Rev. Dr.
Thirdly when he met Freddy Fangle,
going toward the pond. "No, sir; go
ing to try my feet at It," replied the
boy. Harper's Bazar.
"How do you like the dressmaker
I sent you to?" "I'm afraid she's not
first-class. Why?" "Well, she al
lowed me to make a suggestion with
out losing her temper." Inter Ocean.
A Protracted Conversation. Jones
"What did your wife say when you
got home last night?" Smith "What
did she say? My dear fellow, it would
take me three hours to tell you half of
what she said." Texas Slf tings.
"Quick, quick, come on; there mnst
be an awful fight or some other trou
ble over east'! "But the police officers
are all running west" ''Yes, that's
how I could locate it so quickly."
How They Kept Her. Mrs. Kings
ley "You certainly have a splendid
cook, but I thought you said she was
going to leave you." Mrs. Bings "She
was. But I decorated her room with
policemen'suniforms." Brooklyn Life.
A Mean Trick. "It was mighty
mean of him." "What was?" "We were
talking of good dinners, and I took him
to a certain restaurant just to show
him what a good dinner is like. When
we finished, the cad expected me to
foot the bill!" Truth.
A Slight Difference. De Borer
"Yes, Miss Amy, I'm going to join the
Sons of the Revolution." Miss Pros
pect "You mean the Sons of the Evo
lution, do you not, Mr. De Borer? '
Upholding the Faith. Sunday
school Teacher "Tommy, I wat
shocked to hear you sweoring so dread
fully at that strange boy as I came in."
Tommy "I couldn't help it ma'am.
He was making fun of our kind of re
ligion." Chicago Tribune.
"Did the cocking main take place?"
"Yes." "Which sido won?" "Ours."
"Why, I heard that the other side won
and that all of your birds were killed
but one." "That's true." "Then how
did you win?" "Wo claimed a fowl."
Rules are now printed at Phillips
Exeter "in circular form." When Dr.
Gideon L. Soule ruled in his strength,
it was his custom to make this an
nouncement at the beginning of the
school year: "Gentlemen, there are
no rules at Exeter until they are
broken." Boston Journal.
The father of the twin babies had
been left temporarily in charge of
them. At the end of half an hour he
weakened. "Angeline," he called out
to his wife, in a voice of agonizing
protest, "you'll have to corns and take
one of these boys. No man can serve
two masters!" Chicago Tribune.
Hill Kill Anything. First Germar
Scientist "I am inclined to doubt th
report that an American scientist has
killed cholera bacilli with tobacct
smoke. I have tried it and failed.''
Second German Scientist "Ah! Bui
you did not try it with an Amcricai
TRAINED 'EM ON BEANS.
Why Colonel O'Fallon's Ulack Riders Al.
ways Won tbe Itaces.
It is about fifteen years since Col.
0' Fallon decided to send his string tc
Saratoga to m?ct some of the eastern
cracks. Plantagenet the good son of
Planet, was then at his best The
Banshee was another of the string, and
a more than serviceable member, too.
Arriving at Horse Haven, John was as
signed to quarters next to those occu
pied by Pierre Lorillard's horses. It
was not long before the most wonder
ful tales of the goings on in the O' Fal
lon stable began to be in circulation.
The trainer was quietly ridiculed, but
he soon taught his rivalry to respect
him by pulling down race after race.
Mr. Lorillard and the late D. D. With
ers, the lamented sage of Brookdale,
heard of the peculiar stories afloat,
and then declared that it was their
duty to admonish CoL O' Fallon, than
whom no more generous soul ever
"Colonel," said Mr. Lorillard, "it's
simply wonderful the' way your horses
ore winning. They always look too
high in flesh, but they win just the
same. Then take your boys. They
are tho most good-for-nothing set of
niggers I ever set my eyes upon, but
how they can ride. Why, they look as
If they ware too fat to sit on a horse
"That's it," replied the ooloneL "I
tell John to givo those niggers all they
want to eat I belie vo in treating my
"That's what we wanted to sneak to
you about," spoko up Mr Withers.
know that you are not to blame, but
do you know your boys are fed nothing
"Beans," echoed tho astonished turf
man. Then recovering his composure
he continued: "Come with me, gentle
men; I must investigate this matter at
The distinguished trio found John at
work in his stable.
"John," said the colonel, "I am told
you don't feed the boys anything but
beans. Is that right?"
"I train them on beans, sir," was the
"Well, what in the thunder have
beans got to do with training?" de
manded the now thoroughly irate
"That's what the Macedonians used
to do," replied John, never batting an
"What have the Macedonians got to
ao witn leeaing my boys?
"Colonel, I -ead in one of mv books.'
and here Johu gave tbe title of some
ancient tome and the number of the
page, "that the Macedonians fed their
soldiers upon the black beans of Sparta,
ana they went forth and conquered
the world. I thought that if thev
'could do that I could feed our niggers
upon vae oeans ox Missouri ana go
forth and win all the races. And, Col
one", I've corns near doing it" Cln'
Tha Poor In Japan.
It is said that the contentment ot
the poor in Japan is the result of the
spirit of politeness which pervades all
ranks of the Japanese people.. Rich
and poor are all courteous, and it is
impossible to distinguish employer
from laborer by their behavior. This
politeness results from genuine kind
ness, and it settles all problems be
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Former Vigor and 8trength Re
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Heart Trouble Was Overcome
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Hood's Pills cure Constipation by restor
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