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THE SCOTT COUNTY MSEOY.
mil. A. HAFXER, PublUher.
ftKNTON. . . MISSOURI.
James II. HouonTEi.t.iXG, of Chicago,
has been appointed executor of the will
of the late Senator Stoekbridge, of
Michigan, and his bond fixed at $1,
TftR Japanese government hns sent a
naval and military foree to Corea to
protect the Interests of Japan during
the revolt in that countrv. It Is-rc-
ported that the king of Corea has fled
TnK marriage of Miss Uessle Cleve
land, cousin of President Cleveland, to
Hr. John A. lturkc, of New York, took
place, on the l'Jth, at the residence of
the groom's father, James l'.arke, at
Tin? president's health was very much
Improved, on the loth, his physician
exnressinir confidence that the slio-ht
maladv was under entire control, and i
. . it . . ! -
iinti hiiLiv nan uyj iciu,uuui)j must: lur
LrciAJf Anthony Gent-rat. Watxk, a
negro cook in an Ohio militia company,
was so seared during a riot near Me
Clnnesville, on the night of the 11th.
that next morning his once jet black
hair was white as snow.
The house committee on public build
ings and grounds reported, on the 1.1th.
in favor of using the site of the present
Chicago public building, and authoriz
ing an appropriation of 54.000,000 for
the proposed new building.
Tub failures in the United States for
the week ended on the l.'tli. as re
ported by K. G. Pun & Co., were 23-,
against 313 for the corresponding week
of last year. In Canada the failures
were 40, against 34 last vear.
TriE marquis of Pufferin. llriHsh am
bassador to Paris, in an interview, on
the 13th. with M. Hanotcaux. the for
eign minister, informed him that En
gland desired to act in complete accord
with France in regard to Morocco.
The chief princes of Morocco, who I
were likely to cause trouble to the new-
regime, have been removed from their
commands in the army. Some of them
have been sent to distant provinces,
while others have been imprisoned.
The Cork and Munster yacht clubs
have offered a first prize of 100 and a
second prize of each day of their
coming regatta at Quecnstown. with a
view of tempting the Vigilant. Val
kyrie, liritannia, Santanita and Meteor
Ox the 14th the New York Society of
the Sons of the American devolution
laid the foundat ion stone of a monu
ment at llobb's Ferry, Westchester
county, designed to mark the spot
where Washington had his headquar
ters in 173.
Senator Kyi.r, of South Dakota.
chairman of the sub-committee on In- i
dian depredations, has succeeded in un- I
earthing a series of the most gigantic ;
frauds ever attempted to be p-.-rpctra- 1
ted upon the government, involving, in !
the aggregate, nearly 4 l.Ol'O.OJO of In- j
dian depredation claims.
Ax explosion of fire damp in the j
Johann and Francika mines at Kear- j
win, Austrian Silesia, occurred on the j
loth, by which nearly '.'no miners urc ;
said to have been killed or to have per- '
ished in the flames which followed. A !
rescue party which descended into one j
of the pits also perished.
Ox the l'Hh dev. Dr. Arthur Drook-;
olliciated at the funeral services in Xew
York of the late Cyrus W. Field, at the
church of the Incarnation. A special
train afterward conveyed the body nnd
the members of the family to North
Adams., Mass., where the interment
took place the same afternoon.
The report that the Ilra.ilian gov
ernment troops had been defeated at
l'olatos, in the state of Uio Grande do i
Sul, was officially denied on the 14th.
It was the insurgent army that was i
defeated, Gen. Machado routing the j
insurgent Gomerieil and capturing his
artillery, ammunition and hordes. I
At a meeting of the undergraduates :
of Yale university, hold on the evening I
of tho 11th. it was decided to send a j
Yale team to compete with Oxford in j
athletics. T. II. SherroH, dr., -0, an- j
nouneed that the Oxford authorities had
already procured grounds, an 1 that a
letter of invitation was en route to this
The cost of maintaining the large
force of state troops in the iicld, on
Bccount of the coal miners' strike, may
require an extraordinary session of the
Ohio legislature, as biennial sessions
were determined upon at the hut ses
sion, and it will be two years before
these bills can be paid if no extra ses
sion is called.
A telegram from Hong Kong. China,
to the British Medical Journal, says:
"The plague has all tfie symptoms of
the true bubonic pest, which ravaged
Europe in the middle ages, and which
is described by PcFoe. The only Europeans-affected
were the sol Iters em
ployed in disinfecting the native quar
ter. One of them has died.
In the Hungarian chamber of depu
ties, on the 1-th, Fremier Wekerle de
clared that the ministry muintained
the programme theretofore announced,
but abandoned its contention for the
creation of new magnates. Emperor
Francis Joseph, he Bald, had author
ized him to announce that he recog
nized the civil marriage law as a politi
Tax grand jury at 'Washington de
cided, on the 12th, to return a true bill
against John S. Shriver, Washington
correspondent of the Xew York Mail and
Express, and E. J. Edwards.X'cw York
correspondent of the Philadelphia
Press, for refusing to violate the confi
dence of those furnishing them with
information with regard to the alleged
bribery of senators by the Sugar trust.
The navy department received a dis
patch, on the 13th, from Commander
Phillips of the cruiser New York, an
nouncing the arrival of that vessel at
Kingston, Jamaica, where she would
take coal and proceed immediately to
New York. As the admiral wade no
mention of the condition of affairs at
Blueftelda, Nicaragua, Secretary ller-
bert assumed that nothing notable bad
NEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary of Important Events.'
I the senate, on the 11th. after a personal
explanation by Mr. Quay, the tarlfl bill was
taken up. the question being on the first para
graph of the spirits and wine schedule (H),
whlfh. together with schedule I (cotton manu
factures)', and J (flax, hemp and Jute and their
manufactures) three schedules consisting
of nineteen paragraphs wore disposed of,
After a short executive session the senate ad
journed In the house olmosttbe entire day
was devoted to consideration of bills relating
to trc interests of the district f Columbia, no
rmirhtelcn ti lr-g reached with respect to any of
Is l!ie senate, en the Uth. absolutely M
prour-s was mule on the, tsrifi bill. Mr.
Hoar's motion to Inencase Iho rate of duty on
speetneles. yt--:iusse and opera classes from
j'l to ,'.-,! Ver cent, ad valorem, was defeated:
Yens. nays, 30. Mr. Quuy took the floor,
but readily yielded to several senators who
Advocated the claims of the wool growers. A
motion to postpone tho bill Indefinitely was
defeated: Yens. s-J: nays, 83 In the house
a bill to aid in the establishing of a national
i home for nued and tntirm colored people of tho
mstrict or Columbia was passed, ond consid
eration of the Indian appropriation bill was
sunicd-twenty-sovoii pae being passed
over in committee of the whole.
Is the senate, on the 13th. consideration of
the wool-crowing industry of the country, un
der the wool schedule of the tariff bill occupied
nearly the entire session, many republican
senators malting earnest appeals for tho pro
tection of the wjoI growers at least equal to
Unit extended to the manufacturer of wool.
Halt an hour before adjournment Mr. Quay
rorun !ae eighth installment of his Inter-
tninube speech against the tariff bill In
the house several bills of a private nature
were panned and the Indian appropriation bill
was further considered in committee of the
whole, eleven p ies bein;; disposed of.
In the senate, on the 14th. the session was
taken up with an animated debate of the ques
tion whether raw wool shaM be placed on the
free list or on the dutiable list, but no progress
whatever was made in disposing of the wool
and wo!cn schedule In the house the In
dian appropriation bill was further considered
in comniUtce of the whole until a vote upon an
ninvudmcnt to abolish the office of superintend
ent of Indian schools disclosed the lack of a
quorum. Later the amendment was defeated
in the house.
Is the senate, on the ISth. after continuing
the debate on the wool and woolen schedule
of the tariff bill from 10:30 a. m. until 3:30
o'dock all the amendments offered on the
republican side of tho chamber were re-j'-eted.
An amendment by Mr. Peffer to put
aU woolen manufactures on the free list was
pending when the senate adjourned In the
house an on'.er from the committee on rules
liutitim: the debate on the Indian appropria-
ti::V, bill to :t::M TV m. nf 1i.- 1f.Th Wilts Tvws.nt Vv
u party vote. The full text of the bill was then
nearly all the remainder of the
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The presiding elder of a district of
the Methodist church in Georgia as
sumes to suspend a preacher because
he persists in eking out the miserable
pittance called salary by performing
editorial duties. The conference will
be called upon to decide whether a man
of ability is to be condemned by the
church to enforced beggary for that's
what it practically amounts to.
Di'l:iNu tl.c bituminous miners'
strike the holders of a big pile of coal
at the head of Lake Superior are said
to have cleaned up ,i profit of ?:100.000,
, and numerous operators of mines have
been enabled to realize handsomely on
plies of sl-.iek that in ordinary times
i they couldn't have given away. The
nected with the miners end of the busi
ness got a rake-off."
A. SiEi.sKi, of l'lul'alo. X. Y.. has re
ceived a letter, dated May '-S. from Mr.
Jankowsy, Hussian Poland, stating
that hi.-, brother-in-law, a citizen of
I!uf.'::lo. S. A. Kismanski. who had lived
trventy-iivc years in America, was. the
moment he arrived in F.ussia. arrested
and deported to Siberia. The Polish
people of l'.uf.'alo have reported the
matter to Secretary Gresham.
Tiik first quadrennial convention of
the American Hallway union met in
I'li'ich.-. hall. Chicago, on the 12th.
Ti:k English combination of coal
owners lists decided to make a general
reduction of in per cent, in the wages
of miners. The latier are organized to
resist the cut.
I.oi:: i; isi:i;t:!:y. the Hritish premier,
lias presented to Hon. Thomas F.
iiayurd. I'nited States ambassador, one
of the plnt:3 " hich Ladas wore while
running the Derbv.
M. E. Anpiikw., auditor of the Cud
ahy Packing Co. at Omr.ha. X'eb., while
hat'dmr in the Platte, on the loth, was
drowned. As a result of the Hood his
I companions were unable to recover his
Ti:k body of Patrick O'Pay, who dis
appeared from his home in Indian
! apolis several days previous, was found
in the canal, on the night of the 11th,
with evidence of having been mur
I dcred and ribbed. His head was fright
j fully mutilated.
j Kt. Kiev. P.isho" T. M. D. Warp, of
I the African Methodist Episcopal
church, died suddenly, at Jacksonville,
j Fla.. on the night of the 10th, of hea;A
Dmi.koatk M.viik Smith, of Arizona,
I v.'.'l make an effort to have the nppro
I priation for the Carlisle Indian school
j stricken from the Indian bill. Mr.
Smith says the education of Indians at
1 Carlisle, Hampton and other eastern
institutions has done more harm than
The extensive mill-plant of W. L.
Matthews, at Marlette, Mich., consist
ing of Hour mill, split-pea and oatmeal
mill and elevator, was destroyed by fire
on the night of the 11th. Loss, 840,000;
The bankrupt court of Loudon, on
tiic lith. granted a receiving order
cg'iinst Kobert Uuchauan, tho play
wright and author.
Tiik thirty-ninth annual convention
of the Pennsylvania state organization
of the Ancient Order of Hibernians con
vened in Pittsburgh, on tho Pith, 300
delegates being in attendance.
Ir is given cut in Xew York that
Richard t 'roller's determination to go
abroad was taken within thirty-six
hours of the sailing of the steamer upon
which he was a passenger, bound for
Germany. That he preferred to depart
unknown to the general public is un
derstood to be shown by the fact that
bs was booked as John Miles.
I.v tho Rhode Island legislature, on
the Pith. George Peabody Wetmore was
unanimously elected United States
senator to succeed X. F. Dixon.
X. U. Parsons was convicted at Sag
inaw, Mich., on the 13th, of stealing
railroad bonds valued at Sid3,000 from
the Wells-Stone Mercantile Co., his for
mer employer. Parsons had been a
trusted elerk of the company, and stood
high socially. Ho is al:,o charged with
destroying certain bocks and papers of
A bkport in favor of giving to Col.
H. lu Moore, the democratic contest
ant, the seat in congress of the Second
Kansas district, held by Funston (rep.),
was made, on the U'th, by the subcom
mittee to the bouse committee on cleo-
Ttm incident growing ont of the tear
ing down of the United States flag
from the United States consulate at St
Thomas, Ont.t has been satisfactorily
(closed by an explanation to the state
department that the perpetrators of
the outrage were drunk and irrespon
sible, and would be properly dealt
Is the senior class of mathematics at
Cambridge university, England, a
young woman mimed Johnson has won
the honor of sixth wrangler for 1893,
distancing all her male competitors.
SBCRKTABV OlIKSltAM left Washing
loft, on the 13th, for a brief visit to Chi
cago. MAJ. "Robert ilAt.i, of Baltimore,
Md.. died of old age on the 13th. He
was born in that city in 1807, and was
a prominent figure for years in the his
tory of Maryland's militia.
Harox Giovanni Nicotera, ex-minister
of the inlerior and Italy's fore
most statesman, died at his home at
Vico Equense, near Xaples, on the 13th.
The Xorth German Gazette advo
cntcs the passago of a bill by the
reichstag to punish boycotting by fini
The khediveof Egypt has abandoned
his proposed tour of Europe owing to
the pressure brought to bear upon him
by the: sultan of Turkey. He will, in
stead, pay a visit to Constantinople.
The president, on the 13th, sent tc
the senate the nomination of John II.
Miller, of Kex.tucky, to be United
States consul at Port Stanley, Falk
It was announced in the Italian cham
ber, on the 14th. that the former min
istry will remain in office with the ex
ception that Siguor Harazzuoli, a mem
ber of the right, will assume the port
folio of agriculture in the place ol
Signor Iloselli, who had been appointed
minister of finance.
Tire platform of the Wisconsin pro
hibitionists calls for woman suffrage,
postal savings banks, that all money
be issued direct by the government and
that immigration be restricted.
The due de Orleans, eldest son of
the comte de Paris, is betrothed to
Princess Henrietta, daughter of the
count of Flanders, brother of King
Leopold of Bel gium.
A boat containing 110 harvesters
crossing from Achill toWestport, Coun
ty Mayo. Irela nd, on the 14th. was cap
sized, and thirty-five of its occupants
Is the absence from the state of the
I'nited States marshal for Nebraska
the authorities; at Washington refused,
on the 14th. to order troops out to pro
tect the Union Pacific from the indus
trials near Julesburg, the marshal's re
quest being necessary.
Interesting ceremonies were held,
on the 14th, in the Philadelphia council
chamlvr. in historic old Independence
hall, in commemoration of the adoption
by congress, on June 14. ITT", of the flag
made by Hetsy Koss. from the design
submitted to her by Gen. Washington
as the national emblem. '"Flag day"
will hereafter be annually observed in
John Di ke Coleridge, lord chief jus
tice of England, died at 8:50 o'clock on
the eveninc of the 14th, aged 72 years.
The university of Cambridge will, on
June 2s. confer the degree of LL.D. on
Capt. Alfred T. Mahan, commander oi
the United States cruiser Chicago.
Wnn.K on their way home from a
Dunkard love feast at Wooster. O., on
the night of the 14th. Grant llaum,
aged IS, shot Millie Zimmerman, IT,
only daughter of a widowed mother,
through the heart. Paum claims the
weapon was accidentally discharged.
A c ommittee of the college of cardi
nals has approved the pope's encyclical
letter, stamping it as Ids political tes
tament. The encyclical will shortly
Uv the upsetting of a flatboat in the
Kentucky river near Waco. Ky., on the
14th. a fishing party of fourteen boys
and girls were thrown out in eight
feet of water. All but one were res
cued by Jack Sewell, who was work
ing in a field near by. Miss Carrie
Push, a handsome young lady, sank be
fore she could be readied.
Fire destroyed a portion of the
Studebaker wagon works at South
Pend, Ind.. at an earl' hour on tha
morning of the 15th. Loss not stated.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
In vhe senate, on the Pith, Mr. Pcf
fer's amendment to admit all woolen
manufactures free of duty received only
his own and the votes of two other
populist senators. The wool and
woolen schedule was finally disposed
of, as was the silk schedule, except the
spun silk and silk velvet paragraphs,
In the house, operating under
the rule adopted on the 15th, the In
dian appropriation bill was finally dis
posed of, after a number of minor
amendments had been agreed to.
An attempt was made, on the 10th, to
assassinate Premier Crispi as he was
riding in a carriage on his wav to the
chamber of deputies, in Rome. A man
approached his carriage and fired two
shots at him from a revolver, lioth
shots missed their mark, but one of the
bullets imbedded itself in the side of
Imports, exclusive of specie, at the
port of Xew York for the week ended
on the 10th, were 7,370,08'.', of which
S!i ;o,S37 were dry goods and $U,4Qil,253
general merchandise. For the corre
sponding week of 1803 the imports were
S:i,!40.0'.i4, of which Sl,015,14.-) were dry
goods and 88,231,549 general merchan
dise. The weekly statement of the associ
ated banks of Xew York city for the
week ended on the 10th shows the fol
lowing changes: Reserve, decrease,
8541,075; loans, increasc,8329,t)00; specie,
decrease, 8580,li00; legal tenders, de
crease, 8-54,900; deposits, decrease, 8390,
500; circulation, decrease, 830,500.
The imports of specie at the port of
Xew York for the week ended on the
10th, were 806,978, of which 813,571
was gold and 853,407 silver. For the
corresponding week of 1893 the imports
The number of deaths in Hong Kong
from the plague is becoming smaller,
only fifty-one having been reported on
the 16th. Among those who died on
the 15th was a British soldier.
Minister Willis called a meeting of
citizens of the United States in Hono
lulu, on the 3d, to make arrangements
for the proper celebration of the Fourth
Tub opening of the intercolonial
conference at Ottawa, Ont., has been
postponed until the 28th. It was to
have begun on the 21st.
On the 16th the associated banks of
New York city held 870,376,575 in excess
of the requirements of the 25-per-cent.
Tub Japanese troops which were or
dered to Corea have re-embarked for
Japan, no farther trouble being feared.
MISSOURI STATE NEWSi
Thompson Heard From.
Two letters, it is said, have been re
ceived in Sedalia from j. C. Thompsori,
absconding cashier pt the First nation
al bank. He is in the City of Mexico.
TnK STORY FROM TIIK CITT OF MEXICO.
City of Mexico special G lobe-Democrat, June 15.
Thompson, the defaulting cashier of the Se
dalia bank, la In this eity. He arrived here
May 19, and la living at the Hotel Humboldt
under his own namo. Your correspondent wait
ed on him to obtain a statement, but was cour
teously referred to hla attorney, Mr. E. Kuh
hcrt. Mr. Kuhncrt is an American lawyer, whom
Thompson hns retained to defend his interests.
He stated that there was nothing whatever to
conceal in Thompson's movements. He left
Sedalia immediately after the closing of the
doors of his bank to go to Washington and eon
suit the comptroller of the currency, but no
sooner had ho started on his trip than the
newspapers began a hue and cry, making such
scandalous statements regarding him that he
felt unable to bear the brunt of the responsi
bility alone. Accordingly he changed
his plans, and switched off the route,
taking a train direct for Mexico.
He emphatically repudiated any wrong
doing in his connection with the bank. He
Says its failure was duo solely to the great tidal
wave of depression that swept over the land,
and that his actions will bear the fullest Inves
tigation. If he Is Indicted by tho grand jury
his intention now In to return at once to Se
dalia and stand his trial unless unforsecn cir
cumstances arise. If no Indictment for an ex
traditable offense is brought against him he
may remain here for some months until the
storm has blown over and he has recovered his
health, but he has no intention of permanently
locating in Mexico.
Preferred Death to Imprisonment.
A. Hascom Crawford, ex-cashier ol
the American national bank of Spring
field, attempted to commit suicide by
Three months ago the American national
bank was ordered in the hands of a receiver,
nnd Crawford, who had been its cashier since
Its foundation, was Indicted in the t nlted
States court forthc embezzlement of $18,000 and
for uttering false statements. He gave bond in
the sum of J10.000. with John O'Duy nnd L. H.
Murray as his principal sureties, and his case
was continued till the October term of conrt.
Murray became apprehensive and withdrew
from the bond. Crawford was arrested. John
O'Day" refused to nsstst him In making a new
bond, and he found it impossible to secure
names which Judge Phillips would accept.
Vnlted States Marshal Shelby telegraphed his
deputy to put Crawford in the county Jail un
less n bond had been secured. Finding, after a
last desperate effort, that he could not secure
bond. Crawford quickly, and beforo anyone
could interfere, drew a revolver, and placing
the muzzle nt his left breast pulled the trigger.
The bullet did not reach the heart, but tore
through his left side, coming out near the
shoulde.. Physicians were quickly at hand,
who dressed the wound and stopped the flow of
blood. The wound is not considered neces
sarily fatnl. Deputy Marshal Urown, acting
under orders, placed Crawford In jail. He was
carried to his confinement on a cot in a semi
conscious condition, and, attended by his wife
The Institute for the Deaf and Dnmb.
There were two graduates from the
Missouri institute for the education of
the deaf and dumb at Fulton.
The term closed with a superintendent and
seventeen assistants and 303 pupils enrolled
during the year. This year the exhibits of art
by the pupils were excellent and numerous,
consisting of needlework, crochets, drawings,
paintings, carvings, flower work nnd other ele
gant products of handicraft showing proficien
cy, taste and skill in every department. In
some of the exhibits were evidences of
pronounced talent and cultured taste. In
all, there was expressed decided merit, show
ing instruction with painstaking to it.
During the year 175 boys and 128 girls
have received instruction, not alone in books,
but mechanics, arts. In household work, in do
mestic accomplishments nnd in self-maintaining
employments. Connected with the institu
tion nri shops for the training of boys In the
use of tools, the manufacture of useful articles
and the development of muscular activity nnd
skill. The girls are taught domestic duties,
cutting and making garments, fancy work of
various kinds, and other useful and ornamen
tal employments. Their specimens of work
were highly meritorious.
New Postmasters. ,
Mount Carmel. Audrain county, Mary J. De
lienne. vice H. Dellennc. dead.
Hlcndsville. Jasper county. A. J. Morton, vice
W. S. Crane, removed.
Minncr. Scott county, J. AV. Wilson, vice J.
L. Shelby, resigned.
Sycamore. Ozark county, A. J. tdds. vice A.
L. Hodgson, resigned.
Advance. Stoddard county. H. M. Flnnnery,
vice D. C. Flynn. removed.
Chula. Livingston county. Ella May. vice M.
W. Miller, removed.
Cottbus. Howell county, Ada AVhitney, vice
Anna Contley. resigned.
Crane. Stone county, O. F. Douglass, vice J.
D. Springer, resigned.
Bath. Lnclede county, William King, vice J.
W. Sterling, removed.
Kock. Vernon county, Jeremiah Kerns, vice
S. Y. Regan, resigned.
Sho'well. Franklin county, H. J. Tieman. vice
Frank Kocdder. resigned.
A dispatch was sent from Farmington
the other day stating:
It was a surprise to the people of Farmington
when the trustees of Carlton college appointed
a committee to consider the removal of that In
stitution to somo other place, where the citi
zens would give it more liberal patronage and
mor;.! Tho college has just completed its
fortieth year, under the princlpalship of Miss
Eliza Carlton, its founder. The school Is un
der the control of the Methodist Episcopal
church, nnd the property is valued at 130,000.
Chinch Bug Ravages.
Chinch bugs are doing considerable
damage to crops in Yernon county.
They are thick in many of the fields,
and farmers are resorting to the use of
diseased bugs. A chinch-bug station
has been opened, where farmers are
supplied with infected bugs free of
Fonr Hundred Conversions.
Four hundred persons, it is claimed,
were converted at the great revival
which recently closed at Carthage. It
was held by Reverends Munhall and
Pettis County W. C. T. V,
The annual convention of the W. C.
T. U. of Pettis county was held at
Green Ridge. The attendance was
large and the exercises interesting.
Struck by Lightning.
Wm. liibb, a highly-respected farmer,
about 20 years of age, 9 miles west of
Fayette, was struck by lightning while
plowing and instantly killed.
While bathing in Horse creek, near
Zodiac springs, near Golden City, liar
ton county, John Cunningham was
drowned. He leaves a family.
Christian State Sunday-School Convention.
The nineteenth annual state Sunday
school convention of the Christian
church was held in Moberly. Six hun
dred delegates attended.
Flower M union Day In tha Penitentiary.
The V. C. T. U. visited the peniten
tiary at Jefferson City on Flower Mis
sion day, and held appropriate exer
cises within the prison.
Tha Bank Fallura Was tha Cause.
The Enterprise mill, at Sedalia, owned
by It. 8. Rembaugh, forced to suspend
by the First national bank, was sold by
the trustee for 88,425.
Edward H. .Greve, until recently a
clerk in the Fourth national bank of
St Louis, was arrested on the charge
of embezzling 85,000.
Hobarly Fair Declared Off.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Moberly Fair association, the dates of
the fair Augmst 82, 33, 84 and Si were
STRUCK AN ICEBERG,
Narrow Kseapa of the Steamer Ethiopia,
En Route from New Tork to Glasgow
The Vessel's Safety Dae to the Stability
of Her Bulkheads and the Intelligent
Management of Her Captain.
Glasgow, June 18. The steamer
Ethiopia, which said from New York
June 8, arrived here yesterday noon.
As Capt. Wilson signalled off Tory Is
land Saturday, she collided with an ice
berg in the Atlantic and stove in her
bow above the water line. Her pas
sengers agree in this story of their ex
The Ethiopia struck the iceberg on'
the afternoon of the 6th, while steam
ing ahead id a dense fog. The shock
was terrific. Everybody who was
standing at the moment of impact was'
thrown to the floor. At first the of
fleers feared that the vessel would not
float and ordered the boats lowered.!
The excited passengers crowded up to
the deck, most of the women hysterical
and weeping and the men asking the
usual senseless and unanswerable ques
tions. The pumps were lowered just after
the captain ordered down the boats, but
no water was found in the hold. The
order for the boats was then counter
manded and something like confidence
was soon restored among the passen
gers. Soon the fog lifted and the crew were
able to work to advantage in making
temporary repairs. A wall of bags of
flour was built near the hole. When
the flour had become thoroughly satu
rated it was almost as hard and un
yielding as cement. Tho crew worked
for some days shifting the cargo aft,
so as to lift the broken bow out of the
water. The Ethiopia, which had been
stopped for repairs, was put ahead
after the worst damaged portion of
her bow had been partially closed and
braced. At first she went at quarter
speed, then at three-quarters and after
passing Tory island she was driven
ahead at full speed.
Nobody aboard the Ethiopia was in
jured, and the cargo was not greatly
damaged. Persons who saw the Ethi
opia's bow to-day marvel that she was
kept afloat after the collision. That
the vessel was saved, they think, was
due to the stability of her bulkheads
and the intelligent management of the
The passengers were so pleased with
the untiring and successful efforts of
the crew that they subscribed $370 for
THE SUICIDE OF COL. BAYNE
Causes Great Surprise nnd Begret in Pitts
burgh, Pa His Former Home.
Pittsburgh, Ta., June 17. The news
of Col. Ilaynes suicide was received in
Pittsburgh with unutterable surprise
and great regret by all who knew him.
Col. Hayne was associated with Pitts
burgh interest for years in such a way
as to render his personal doings of tho
greatest local interest. He was born
and reared in Allegheny Citv. At the
outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in
the Thirteenth regiment Pennsylvania
volunteers. He was made colonel, and
served in that capacity until mustered
out of service.
On his return to Allegheny City he
resumed the practice of law, being
elected district attorney for one terra.
Some few years after this he was,
elected to congress in the Twenty
third congressional district. He served
in congress several terms, retiring
about live years ago because of ill
health. Returning from an European tour,
Col. Hayne took up his residence in
During his business career in Pitts
burgh Col. ISuyne lieearae associated
with the stock company owning the
Press, and for several years he main
tained a financial interest in that
Col. Ilayne married a daughter of
George L. Smith, of the firm of Ilos
tetter & Smith. Through this mar
riage Col. Uaync acquired great wealth.
The deceased was a leading member of
the Americus Republican club of this
city and also of the Duquesne club.
THE FALLEN FINANCIER.
Erastus tVlman Talks About Ills Convic
tion Leaves Ilia Family in Absolute Pov
erty. New York, June 18. Speaking yes
terday of his conviction, Erastus
"I am sorry Justice Harrett did not
try the case. There is something mys
terious about that. He had said he
would try it, and said he would sit in
general term a week and then try me.
Had Justice Harrett tried the ease he
could not have reversed his own decis
ion in the Phillips case against the
Connecticut bank. There he held that
the cashier hod not committed forgery,
because he had a right to sign checks
in the name of his firm. Justice
Ingraham said that would do in a
civil case, but not in a criminal one. No
doubt had I succeeded in my enter
prises I would never have been accused
of a crime. I have not one dollar to-day,
neither has my poor wife or children.
I surrendered everything, even my
wife's private property, to secure those
to whom I owed money. I am in abso
Mr. Wiman will bo present in court
next Wednesday morning when the
motion of his counsel for a new trial
will be heard and probably denied,
after which the fallen financier will be
The Imports for the Past Week, Including
Specie and Merchandise.
New York, June 17. The imports ol
specie at the port of New York for the
week were $06,978, of which 813,571
were gold and 853,407 silver.- For the
corresponding week of 1898 the imports
The imports exclusive of specie for
the week were 87,870,089, of whHh
8969,836 were dry goods and 80,400,253
general merchandise. For the corre
sponding week of 1893 the imports were
89,946,094, of which 81,615,145 were dry
goods and 88,231,549 general merchan
dise. AN AWFUL EXPLOSION.
81 Hundred Keg of Giant Powder G
Vp in Smoko.
CnATTANoooA, Tenn., June 18. Six
hundred kegs of giant gunpowder ex
ploded at Ooltewan station, on the
main line of the East Tennessee, Vir
ginia & Georgia, fifteen miles from
Chattanooga, yesterday morning at
8:30, shaking the buildings in Oolte
wah almost from their foundations.
The explosion was -not loud, but was
characterized by a dull, heavy roar,
which was felt fifteen miles away and
waa noticed by many in this cfty. lh
cause of the explosion is w known.
ANOTHER GUY FAWKES.
A Diabolical Plot M Blow Vp the
Capitol and Many Other PUblle BUd
tags, Which Ru Been In Course of utj
Velopment for Weeks, Closely Watched
by the Government Secret Service Agent.
Washington, June 18. The Post to
day publishes an expose of a plot which
had for his object the blowing; up of
the capitol and perhaps other govern
ment buildings which had been slowly
developing for several weeks past.
The secret service and police authori
ties, however, have been kept informed
of the movement of the plotters and
would have been able to thwart them
had their machinations approached ac
"Only once," says the Post, "about
three weeks ago, when the channel of
information was unexpetcdly inter
rupted, were the federal and dis
trict authorities really alarmed.
They did not know at what moment
an attempt might be made to ex
plode bombs in the capitol, the
treasury building, the White House
and the war and navy building. But
as the days passed and nothing was
done, the authorities, who had re
doubled their vigilance, restored the line
of communication with the nest of an
archists and were able again toshadow
every conspirator and to keep fully in
formed of anarchistic movements both
here and elsewhere."
The plot was formed at the time
Coxey's army was marching on the
capital and reports of Its existence
came from various points Omaha,
Chicago and Pittsburgh among them.
"The prime mover in the anarchistic
plot that is, the Washington end of It
was Honore Jackson, a professional
Indian. In Chicago he has been a dis
turber for years. At the time of tho
Haymarket riot he narrowly escaped
being arrested as a principal conspira
tor and was shadowed by the detec
tives for a long time after that most
THE FAT IN THE FIRE.
A Big Abattoir at Jersey City, N. J.,
Burned Six Thousand Sheep Roasted
Alive Three Thousand Dresned Beeves
and Two Hundred Dressed Hogs Burned
Lou, Sl.500.000 Eight Hundred Men
Thrown Out of Work.
Jersey Citv, X. J., June 17. The
Central Stock Yard and Transit Co.'s
big abottoir at the foot of Sixth street,
caught fire at 5:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, and despite the efforts of
the firemen, assisted by a dozen fire
tugs, the building, together with
nearly everything it contained, was de
stroyed. It is estimated that the loss
will be 81,500.000, which is believed to
be covered by insurance.
The fire broke out in the fat house,
but its cause could not be ascertained.
Frederick Naidij, the engineer in
charge, and John Cahill, his assistant,
say that a big volume of flame sud
denly burst out at the south end of the
building, and spread so rapidly that
they barely managed to escape with
Nearly ti.000 sheep and a score of cat
tle in the building perished.
The burned property consisted of the
abattoir and a two-story wooden build
ing, 540x270 feet: freight cars, the cat
tle barge Arlington, a coal barge, a re
frigeratory, about 200 dressed hogs,
and about 3.000 dressed beeves.
The principal losers nre tho members
of the Central ards and Transit Co.
The majority of the stock is held by D.
H. Sherman. John R. McPherson. and
the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. They
are all Insured.
Eight hundred men are thrown out
of work by the fire. So far as known
mere was no loss ot me. but Jonn .Mar
tin, a colored cook, is missing.
Tlie roof of a shed from which 200
persons were watch the fire gave way
owing to the weight upon it and the
spectators were precipitated to the
ground. Only two of them, however,
were hurt and their Injuries slight.
WILLIAM WALTER PHELPS
Passes Peacefully to the Beyond An
Event for I'nlrersul Regret.
Exgi.ewood, N. J.,June 18. At 1:50
o clock yesterday morning Hon. Wil
liam Walter Phelps passed away. The
end was so peaceful that for some min
utes after he had breathed his last, the
family who were watching at the bed
side with intense sorrow, would not
believe that the end had come. The
patient was unconscious to the end
and appeared to pass into a deep sleep.
Mrs. Phelps nnd Mrs. Von Rotenburg
were greatly overcome by grief, but
bore up bravely. Those at the bed
side were Mrs. Phelps, Mrs. Von
Rotenburg and his sons, Capt. John E.
Phelps and Schoflcld Phelps.
The great love borne Mr. Phelps by
the old retainers of his vast estate was
evidenced In many ways by tokens of
The remains will lie in state at the
family residence until Wednesday
morning, when the funeral services will
take place at the Presbyterian church
of Englewood. Henry M. liooth, of Au
burn, N. Y., a former pastor of the
church here, has been requested to of
ficiate. The interment will be at
Saulsbury, Conn., next Wednesday.
Scores of telegrams of sympathy have
been received. They Include those
from H. II. Sheldon, of Detroit; Reore-
j sentative R. R. Hitt, of Illinois; J.
-Montgomery, or Portland, Ore.; Galu
sha A. Grow, of Pennsylvania; Wm.
Potter, of Philadelphia; Whltelaw Reld,
of New York, and many other distin
THE HOTHEADS WIN.
The Indiana Coal Miners Decide to Con
tinue the Strike.
Terre Haute, Ind., June 17. The
convention of miners called to meet In
this city yesterday, convened at 10
o'clock, and was in session with closed
doors during the entire clay and until
late last night. By an almost unan
imous vote it was decided to reject the
terms of the compromise and remain
out until miners can have work at sev
enty cents per ton. G. W. Purcell was
elected president in place of Dunkerly,
who was requested to resign. '
Striking Miners Reaoue Four Prisoners.
Staitston.'HI., June 17.Ten United
States deputy marshals from Spring,
field went to Mount Olive last night on
a special train to arrest the ringleaders
of the strike who have for several days
held up trains and confiscated coal in
trains over the Chicago, Peoria A St,
Louis railroad. They succeeded in ar
resting four of the strikers for whom
they had warrants. But a mob of 400
strikers took possession of the train,
overpowered the deputy marshals and
took the prisoner away from them.
Tha marshals have ratnrnjwl c.t
' . v ,W UUi)JP
I field for reinforcement.
IN A TORPEDO BOAT.
Sensations Prod need ky Trip In
rv... ft, mil aMn la fatrlv in mo
tion, we are Invited to inspect the cn
gine room. After gingerly picking our
way down a particularly ateep and
awkward ladder, which is rendered all
the more difficult to descend oy tno
iv.t tho u la a trifle "llvclv." we
come to a region of strong smells, noise
and heat. At first it is noi easy w
i i.. tint a the eve crows ac
customed to the somewhat dim light.
we see in all the glory ol its lrresisiioio
u ...- i. ..loanfin machinery whir-
ring round. This is called a "twin
screw boat, and therefore the engines
we see represent only one-nan oi
i-t-i - nn Krviml but: Rfl it is they
ere rated at more than two thousand
horse power. The other set, also m
rapid motion, are on the opposite side
tho boat, and separated from us by a
bulkhead or partition.
Then we go into the boiler-rooms,
where the huge steam generators are
placed, each with its three furnaces,
devouring coal in quantities apparently
large enough to exhaust a mine. Here
we see the perspiring stokers at work,
and wonder how It Is possible for them
to stand the terrific heat. As may easily
be imagined, the accommodation for
officers and crew is of a decidedly lim
ited character. A tiny cabin for the
lieutenant in command, fitted with a
diminutive berth, a little nest of draw
ers, places for the instruments, such as
chronometers; an equally small apart
ment for the midshipman, who acts as
second In command. These rooms are
situated aft, together with anything
but spacious "mess-room." Forward
arc quarters for the sixteen or twenty
sailors and firemen who compose the
crew, but these are also of exceedingly
narrow dimensions. In rough weather
these boats pitch and toss in a mos
lively manner, and It Is no lnfrequcn
occurrence for men to be thrown clean
out of their lerths by the rolling
After inspecting the, remaining
features below deck, we return again
to daylight and find the little vessel
rushing along at terrific speed through
the waves, churning up great masses of
foom with her bows, and the entire hull
vibrating with the rapid motion of tho
engines. Soon an oflicer informs us
proudlv that the boat has attained a
rate of fully twenty-four knots, or
twenty-seven land miles per hour,
whieh'is considered highly satisfactory.
After the speed trials the ship is sub
jected to a series of tests to try her
steering power. Then the
boat's head Is put in the direction of the
shore and soon we reach the harbor
again, after a most enjoyable and in
structive trip, convinced that the mod
ern torpedo loat is really the last word
in naval architecture. Chums.
tirlef and Head Shaving.
Among the ancients shaving the head
was a very common mode of expressing
great grief or sorrow. Sometimes it
was done by the priest or some other
religious functionary formally cutting
off the hair, sometimes by violently
plucking it out by the roots. In ex
treme cases among men the beard as
well as the hair was either cut off or
plucked out. The idea seems to have
been that mourners should divest them
selves of that which under ordinary
circumstances was considered most
beautiful, ornamental and becoming.
Lucian (and he is not the only one of
the ancient writers by any means who
gives points on this queer mourning
custom) says that the Egyptians ex
pressed their intense sorrow by cutting
off the hair upon the death of their god
Apis, and that the Syrians acted in the
same manner at the death of Adonis.
Olympiadorus remarks concerning Job,
i..yo. that the ancients, among whom
long hair was regarded as an orna
ment, cut it off in times of mourning,
but that those who commonly wore it
short suffered it upon such occasions to
grow long. St. Louis Republic.
Long Wateli Chains Popular.
The fancy of wearing jewelry is grow
ing apace, and long watch chains are
becoming popular again. If the lovely
jeweled ones are beyond the limit of
price, then the old-fashioned gold ones
which have been in oblivion for years
may be brought out for duty. It is not
at all necessary that there should be
a watch at the end of the chain, for the
utility element is a minor considera
tion. A brooch fastens it at the neck,
and it may be festooned lower down
and lose itself in the trimmings of tha
dress, suggesting a dainty little watch
tucked away In the folds. Philadel
The Cause of Ills Emotion.
Miss Van Hank In tears, papa?
Mr. Van Bank Happy tears, my child
happy tears! This is the proudest
moment of my life!
JItss an Bank Indeed, papa?
Mr, Van Bank Yes, my daughter. I
have lived to see myself described in a
newspaper as a multi-millionaire?
"Sir, will you allow mo to shake
hands with you, as that will create an
impression that there is somebodv here
whom I know?" "Delighted, sir, I'm
sure. I am in the same predicament as
New York. Jiinn IR. I
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EGGS Fresh ij
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PORK-Mess (new) "
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OATS We term
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BACON Sides !
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CORN No. Mixed
OATS No. t Mixed
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