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THE SCOTT COUSTY NEWSBOY.
PHIU A. HATMCB, Publisher.
BENTON. ... MISSOURI.
Sf.katobs Smith, of New Jersey, and
Aldrieh, of Rhode Island, sailed for
- Europe, on the 29th, on the steamer
Thk president left Washington, on
the 20th, for Uray Gables, accompanied
by Secretary Lamont and Private Sec
Simon Stevens, well known in pub
lic affairs In New York city, died, on
the SSth, aped 68. He was a first cousin
of the great Thad Stevens.
TnE St. James Gazette of London
says that George Gould will revisit
England next spring with a new twenty-rater
designed by Herreshoff.
Councilman PornorssAT, of New Or
leans, was arrested, on the !i!th, with
the marked bills upon him with which
he had just been bribed to vote for an
The United States has demanded an
immediate, open and fair trial of the
American citizens arrested at lllue
lields and carried to Managua, Nicara
gua, in default of which their instant
release will be demanded.
Aftkh a pastorate of fortyyenrs Rev.
Thomas K. lleecher, brother of the late
Henry Ward Hoecher, has retired from
the active duties of pastor of the l'ark
church in Elmira, N. Y., preaching his
farewell sermon on the 20th.
limn AsxAsrtAi.E, now living in
Quebec, Can., who was arrested some
time ago in Baltimore for one Peter
Arnold, who resembles him in appear
ance, has entered suit against the
United States government for S10.000.
It is asserted that 114 Dutch soldiers
and fourteeu officers, including Gen.
Vanham, were killed in a recent bat
tle with the natives of the island of
I.amboda. Many others were wounded.
The Dutch residents of Lambok es
caped. An inquiry, completed on the ROth.
among the best representatives of the
mercantile community of Chicago
establishes the fact very clearly that
business has recovered its old-time
health and vigor. There is no general
boom, but trade has revived from its
Thk government of Nicaragua has
decided to bankh British Vice-Consul
Hatch and nine others of the Iiluefields
prisoners. Messrs. Lampton and Wilt
bank. American citizens, will also be
banished. Patterson, 'ngram, Taylor
and P.rownrigg will be kept as state
The committee in charge ordered the
great "whito bordered flag." "The Flag
of Human Freedom." floated from the
national liberty pole at the Navesink
Highlands entrance to New York, on
the Si'th, in honor of the meeting on
that day at Antwerp, Belgium, of the
international peace congress.
Official reports received at the
state) department indicate quite a seri
ous situation in Pern. It has been
found necessary to suspend several
articles of the constitution, including
the writ of habeas corpus, and the
president of the repulic is practically
clothed with dictatorial power.
Chief Health Officer Ci-rtis of
Milwaukee was attacked by a mob of
women, on the 2"th, while moving a
smallpox patient, and badly hurt.
Fifty policemen arrived live minutes
later, and, after a pitched battle, dis
persed the mob. . Over 100 officers were'
required to patrol the riotous dis
tricts. Ox the 20th a dispatch was received
at the navy department from Commo
dore Carpenter, at Nagasaki. Japan,
announcing his arrival at that point.
He has just taken command of the
Asiatic squadron, and sailed on the
Monocaey from Nagasaki to Chemulpo
to join the Baltimore, which will be
At Asheville, N. C, on the 20th,
Louis Belrose, Jr., aged 4.", of Wash
ington, D. C, in a fit of mental alerra
tion as a result of his brain being af
fected by tuberculosis, placed the hilt
of a sword against a tree and fell
on the point of it three times, fatally
injuring himself. Belrose was former
ly in the Uited States navy.
In response to a call issued by the
Good Citizenship league of Indiana.
300 representatives of churches of all
denominations, temperance and other
societies, rat t at Indianapolis, on the
20th, to take action in regard to the
organization of the movement inde
pendent of the old political parties,
in the interest of public morality and
Public Tkinteii Benedict has made
a sweeping reduction in the force of
the government printing office, about
BOO employes receiving notice, on the
30th, of dismissal. About 200 printers
are affected by the order, the others
being bookbinders, folders, pressmen
and other employes naturally affected
by the suspension of the Congressional
The British garrison has been tem
porarily withdrawn from the island of
Cyprus. This action has no political
significance; nevertheless commercial
circles there were thrown into a panic,
and the Christians resident upon the
inland are also greatly agitated over
the report, to which they give cred
ence, that Cyprus is to be restored to
Tub change from the McKinley tariff
to the new tariff law, involving great
. reductions in rates of duties and num-
berlesa 'alterations in matters of de
tail, because of the well-oiled wheels
of government machinery, was accom
' plished, on the 28th, as far aa the
. . . . ..j ..n
Treasury aepuimenii w hiiucu, m
' orer the United States, without a hitch
.' or break.
Tub Co-Ope ratire Boiling Mill Co.,
. which was organised several months
go to operate the idle mill in.Hub-
bard, O., has declared its first dividend.
The amount Is 1 per cent All the em
1 pioyes of the mill, except the book
: keeper, have left 60 per cent of their
earning the general fund of the
ora"ay si nee W was etsrwi, wu uf
... r rt at ail satisfied with the amount
NEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary of Important Events.
In the senate, on tho STtn, the short session
of an hour and a quarter was held behind
closed doors. There matters of a legislative
character were disponed of, none of them of
any general interest. There were but twenty
three senators present In the house the
galleries were crowded by visiting Knights of
Pythias and the seats were almost deserted.
No business of Importance was transacted.
Mr. HnuKhen announced the death of his late
coUcuirue, A. B. Shaw, at his home in Wiscon
sin, and after the adoption of the customary
resolution and tho appointment of a commit
tee to represent the houso at the funeral the
Is the senute. on the 2th. no business was
transacted durlna the two hours the body was
Inression: Imt to relieve the weariness of the
wnllins no less than three recesses were tnlten,
and when the vice-president made his fare
well speech and declared the senate adjourned
without day. the speech and declaration were
heard by only twenty senators In the
house, after the return of the committee ap
pointed to wait upon the president to notify
him that congress was ready to adjourn nnd
ak If he had any further communication to
miiUe. Speaker Crisp, with no ceremony what
ever, declared the house adjourned without
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Ix recent engagements with the
Tauregs in the French possessions in
Senegambiu the French troops met
with a series of reverses. In one fight
three companies were completely cut
By the accidental upsetting of a can
dle in a wooden dwelling in Santa Mo
nica. Cal., on the a'.'th, the .Vycar-old
son of Mrs. S. Grimms and the S-ycar-old
daughter of Mrs. Dimonguez were
burned to death. The mothers of the
children were out walking at the time.
F. W. May. an American horse train
er, was arrested in Vienna, on the 29th.
at his wife's instigation, who charged
that he tired three shots at her from a
M.w.-Gr.x. Rt. Hon-. Sin .Tons Clay
ton Cowei.l. K. C. P... master of the
queen's household, died suddenly at
Cowes. Isle of Wight, on the 20th.
Foni:sT fires in the vicinity of New
Whatcom. Wash., have destroyed sev
eral bridges and buildings. The
flames were thought, on the 29th, to be
Fikk, on the 29th. wiped out the bus
iness portion of Elliston, Mont., a rail
road and logging camp on the Northern
Pacific. But one store was left stand
ing. The post office is in it. Total loss,
S1-000: insurance, not over 55.000.
Pn. Oi.ivku Wexiiei.l Holmes, the
"Autocrat of the Breakfast Table." en
tered upon his eighty-sixth year on the
29th. To say that he is in the enjoy
ment of good henlthisnocxaggeration.
It is a rare day that hedoes not walk a
mile or more, and a still rarer one that
he does not drive from 0 to 10 miles.
Thii:ty-two deaths from cholera and
sixty-eight fresh cases were reported
throughout Germany for the week end
ed the 27th.
The steamer Tom Spurloek. la-longing
to the Little Kanawha Lumber Co.,
was burned to the water's edge at Van
celburg. Ky., on the 29th, from an ex
ploded lamp. Capt. .lohnson and the
crew narrowly escaped, so rapid was
the progress of the flames. The steam
er is a total loss, with light insurance.
Maiusox Ciieapi.e, a farmer in Mor
gan county. "., was taken from his
house by white caps, on the night of
the 29th. beaten almost to insensibility
and then hanged to the limb of a tree.
A tramp in a neighboring barn cut him
down in time to save his life. The of
fense charged against Cheadle was
Fuse originated in Brooks Bros.' lum
ber yard. Union Park. St. Paul. Minn.,
on the 29th. There were lo.o00.000 feet
of lumber in the yard, making the loss
about ?11.".0!)0: fully insured.
The secretary of the treasury has de
cided that under the terms of the new
tariff bill payments of sugnr bounties
on claims already filed can not be legal
Fikk destroyed the largest creamery
in Hamilton county, la., at Stratford,
on the 29th. It was supposed to have
been of incendiary origin. The loss
A mammoth powder-house at Miller's
station. Intl., was wrecked liy an ex
plosion on the 29th. Two men were in
stantly killed and three other employes
were seriously burned. The force of
the explosion demoralized a number of
The veteran railroad official, John
C. Gault, died in Chicago on the 29th
He never recovered consciousness since
he was first stricken.
IIki'Eiveii McNeil of the Oregon
Railway and Navigation Co. has noti
tied engineers and firemen that the
proposed reduction in wages will go
into effect September 1.
The challenge of Miss Tillie Ashley,
of Hartford, Conn., to row a single
scull race against any female sculler
in America has been formally accepted
by A. J. Bromley, manager of the
Central Rowing club of St. Louis, on
the part of Miss Rose Mosenthcin, the
belle of "Little Oklahoma."
Neakly all the members of the cabi
net are preparing to take advantage of
the adjournment of congress to secure
vacations. It is probable that within
a very short time Washington will be
almost deserted by higher officials of
James Fosteh, colored, an employe
of the American wire nail works, at
Anderson, I nil., announces that he is
rightful owner of Price's Hill addition
to the city of Cincinnati.' He says his
father was a free negro and owned it,
but was euchred out of it by fraudulent
Ambrose Leklidek and Robert Tuchs
left Huron, 0.,on the 29th, for Havana,
O., with two casks of ammonia in
wagon. Later the casks exploded with
terrific force and both men were in1
Abbe Bki-neau was executed at La'
vail, France on the morning of the
30th The Abbe was yicar of En
trammes and was convicted at the as'
size court at Magenne on July 13 last
on the charge of murder, arson and
robbery. Thousands of peasants wit
nessed the execution.
O. J. Sack max's general store at
Burdick, Ind., was burned, on the 29th,
together with his residence and gra
nary. He lost over 800 bushels of wheat
in the warehouse. The residence and
barn of Mr. Reynolds were also de
stroyed. Total loss estimated at over
114,000: insurance small.
Tub handful of recruits now at Jef
ferson Barracks. St. Louis, will soon
be replaced by the Third cavalry, four
troops of which wui be sent tnitner,
It is also said that the Sixth cavalry,
two troops of which are now at Fort
Niobrara, Neb., and four at Fort SherU
dan, will be ordered to Fort Ethan Al
Tramps seem to have taken posses
sion of the Lake Shore road. Near
Hudson, Ind., on tho night of the 88th,
they fatally shot an unknown man and
threw another man from a west-bound
freight, after having robbed him of his
possessions and battering his face bad
ly. Another man was forced to Jump
for his life while the train was in mo
tion. Forest fires, which have burned with
intermittent vigor, have pretty thor
oughly swept all of the territory lying
between Ilarrisburgh, Mich., and West
Branch, 84 miles distant, along the line
of the Michigan Central railway. Many
families have lost everything and are
suffering from exposure and hunger.
Civil Servick Commissioner Roose
velt and First Assistant Postmaster
General Jones put in a full day, on the
30th, investigating tho charges against
Postmaster Malone, of Lancaster, Pa.,
of violations of the civil service law
The investigation was secret and none
of the details leaked out.
Three men arrested in Lincoln coun
ty. W. Va., charged with murder, were
released, on the 30th, and allowed to
run to the mountains to save them
selves from a mob thirsting for their
Business men from the southern
states met in convention in Washing
ton, on the 30th, to devise methods for
the investigation and development of
southern investments and resources.
Internal revenue receipts for the
fiscal year up to the 30th. reached
$.-i4,000,000, against S2d.CHKI.000 for the
corresponding period of last year.
VicE-PitEsiiEXT Stevenson arrived
at Sorrento, Me., on the 80th. where h
will spend the remainder of the sea
son. Richard McAvoy shot and fatally
wounded George Thomas, at Hartford,
Kas., on the 29th. during a quarrel
over chickens. McAvoy was then shot
three times nnd almost instantly killed
by Fred Rhodes, brother-in-law oi
The Pittsburgh Press club has organ
ized a reception and entertainment
committee for the purpose of looking
after visiting newspaper men during
the coming G. A. R. encampment, the
committee including all of the promi
nent journalists of the city, and prepa
rations for entertainment and facilities
for press work will'be arranged on an
Henry C. Trenear. a farmer, resid
ing near llolton. Kas., was rounert oi
l.ooo on a public street of ropeka, on
the SOth. by a stranger who played the
gold brick confidence game on him.
The stranger was promptly arrested by
officers who were watching him.
Gov. Mckinley and his staff were
tendered a grand ovation at Irouton.
on the 30th, fullv 7.000 people greet
ing his address to the Society of the
rVrmv of est lrginia. The society
re-elected Gen. W. II. Powell, presi-
ent: Hon. K. S. Wilson, secretary.
J. Nelson, of Trout Creek, Mich.,
threw dishes at his wife and children
and ended by trying to empty a shot
gun at them. He was arrested, but a
gang of about twenty whitecaps took
him from jail and gave him 100 lashes
on the bare back and left him tied to a
A post-office inspector arrested Rev.
. R. McKinney, postmaster at McKin-
ney, Ukla., on the aotli. tor alleged
tampering with some registered letters
in his olhce. McKinney is a well-known
preacher and a candidate for the legis
lature. His arrest has caused a sensa
tion. The authorities of Lake county.lnd.,
have unearthed the existence of a fac
tory for the manufacture of sausage
and drieil meat from carcasses of horses.
Two Lake county men are the promot
ers of the scheme.
Gen. Schofiei.d issued several army
orders on the :!0th, of which the most
pleasing to the army was one which
increased regimental bands from six
teen to twenty pieces. Army men say
that sixteen pieces are not sufficient to
make a creditable appearance.
E. H. Paismi.ek. of Bergen. :. ..vha
was arrested, on the 2th, on a charge
of transacting a fraudulent business
and released on bail, committed suicide,
on the Both, by throwing himself in
front of the west-bound St. Louis ex
press. He was no years old
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The town of Hiccklev, Minn., of H)0
inhabitants, was licked up by the on
rushing flames of forest fires, on the
1st, and hundreds of its denizens fell
in their tracks and were cremated
as they ran from the burning town
only to find themselves enveloped by
not smoke and name whichever way
they turned. Several other towns were
burned also, the people meeting a sim
ilar rate. The dead are numbered by
the hundred, and the losses of timber
and property by the million.
The big steamer City of Cleveland,
crowded with 1,000 excursionists from
Sandusky, O., to Put-in-Bay, ran at
full speed on North liass reef, Lake
brie, during a heavy fog on the 1st.
After several hours' delay her passen
gers were taken off by other vessels.
but the efforts of tugs to release the
At 1 o'clock on the afternoon of the
1st, Letter-Carrier A. E. Smith started
on his bicycle from the Chicago post
office building on a flying trip to New
lork. icarrying a letter from Post
master Hesing to Postmaster Dayton,
his trip being intended to demonstrate
the practicability of the bicycle in mail
The associated banks of New York
city issued the following statement for
the week ended tho 1st: Reserve, de
crease, $987,823; loans, increase, SI,-
116,200; specie, increase, 8443,000; legal
tenders, decrease, $293,800; deposits, in
crease, $189,100; circulation, decrease,
Senator John Sherman left Mans
field, O., on the 1st, to join Gen. Miles at
Chicago and accompany him on an in
spection tour of western military posts.
The trip will occupy about three weeks.
Samuel J. Kirk wood, Iowa s famous
war governor, died at his home in
Iowa city, on the 1st, from old age.
Ha was 81 years old, and had been fee
ble for several years.
Thk Hastings division, of Hastings,
Mich., won first prize $1,500 and
jewel for each member in the Knights
of Pythias prize drill contest at Wash
ington on the 1st.
Tub resignation of John A. Chap
man, of Illinois, chief of the inspection
division, second assistant postmaster
general's office, was accepted on the
Thk associated banks of New York
city held $65,h20,82A in excess of the re
quirements of the 25-per-cent. rule on
Gem. Nathahiel P. Banks died at
Waltham, Ma his birthplace, on the
ist, agea (u.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Will Preach There Me More.
There is trouble at the Francis Street
Methodist church, south, of 8t Joseph,
with the result that the pastor, Rer.
John A. Beagel, has tendered his resig
nation, to take effect immediately. For
a year or more trouble has been brew
ing between the pastor and some of the
foremost members of his flock, and
against the protests of Dr. Beagel and
his enemies in the church, the bithop
at the last conference returned the pas
tor to his old charge. Through various
means life was made a burden for tho
pastor, until he has at last issued a
notice that he will no longer preach
there. The trouble is based principal
ly on the lines of reform laid down by
the pastor, and the fact that he reads
his sermons from manuscript. The
congregation is divided. -
Christian and Stephens Colleges.
Christian and Stephens female col
leges, Columbia, have encouraging pros
pects. Christian college is in charge of
Mrs. Lucilla Wilcox, of St. Clair, a
teacher of experience and high attain
ments, who has been in control since
the death of her husband, the former
president, during the early part of last
year. But few changes have been made
in the faculty. Miss Annie Wyon, of
Chicago, has been appointed vocalist,
and Miss Lucille Dora, of London, Can.,
will act as preceptress. Stephens col
lege will open September 11, and a thoroughly-successful
year is predicted. It
has, since the resignation of Rev. T. W.
Barrett last May, undergone an entire
change of management. Rev. F. P.Tay
lor, formerly of Liberty, Mo., is now in
charge, and an entirely new faculty has
Beaten and Robbed.
There were several bold robberies in
the heart of St. Joseph early the other
morning. Clark Logan was held up at
Eleventh and Frederick streets, and
after being frightfully beaten, was
robbed of $10 and a gold watch. E. L.
Ferry was pounced upon as he was
passing an alley near Third and Main
streets, and was relieved of $25 nnd a
gold watch. He attempted to call for
help, and was promptly knocked down.
Joseph Williams and Bert Foot were
badly beaten and robbed near Tenth
and Messanic streets.
He Knew Prophet Joseph Smith.
John C. Whitmer, an old and well
known citizen of Ray county, died at
his home near Richmond. Mr. Whit
mer was a member of the monogamous;
branch of the Mormon church, and was
a warm personal friend of the prophet,
Joseph Smith. When the Mormons
were driven out of Caldwell county Mr.
Whitmer settled in Ray county, with
his brother, the late David P. Whit
mer. For False Imprisonment.
A man named Brontner, who was ar
rested at Hannibal and fined for ped
dling without a license, has brought
suit in the United States court against
R. II. ii omack and John Pratt, ox-re
corder and marshal, for $5,000 damages
for false imprisonment and malicious
prosecution. Brontner was released
from prison by Judge Thayer, before
whom he was taken on a writ of habeas
Burned by Gasoline.
Mrs. Fred Debow, of St. Joseph, was
fatally burned by a gasoline explosion.
She had a large boiler filled with water
on a gasoline stove and was making ar
rangements to do the family washing.
To whiten the clothes she decided to
pour about half a cup of gasoline into
the water, which was boiling. Thjis
the did, and no sooner had the oilstruck
the water than the explosion occurred.
Want Heavy Damages.
As a result of the big fire that took
place in norih St. Joseph in July, in
which a whole block, including the
yards of the Bennett Lumber Co., was
laid waste, suits have been filed in the
circuit court by Jacob Trier, J. W.
Shanks and T. C. Neerffer against the
Chicago Great Western Railway Co.
for damages aggregating $100,000.
Sandbagged and Robbed.
As James Brown was returning to
Marshall from Grand Pass the other
evening with two horses he was way
laid by two unknown men. They sand
bagged him, took bis money and the
horses. He was hit on the head, and
was unconscious for several hours.
Senator Mills to Speak.
Hon. Roger Q. Mills, of Texas, has
been secured by the State democratic
central committee to make a speech at
the Democratic Press association and
opening campaign meetings, to be held
at Pertle Springs, September 0 and 7.
What a I.lttle Figuring Shows.
It is figured out that the income tax
Will cost Gov. Stone 20 a year, judges
of the state supreme court $10 each and
the judges of the St. Louis court of ap
peals $30 each.
A Great Orchard.
M. Brand, of Chicago, has several
thousand acres of land near Iirands
ville, Howell county, which he purposes
converting into a mammoth fruit farm.
Nominated for Congress.
The republicans of the Second con
gressional district held their conven
tion at Brook field and nominated
Charles H. Loomis, of Chillicothe.
Killed by a Rattlesnake.
F. B. Heusted, a farmer near St. Jo
seph, was bitten in the face by a rat
tlesnake while handling sheaves of
wheat, and died in great agony.
Extended a Call.
Rev. F. W. Speed, pastor of the Pres
byterian church at Columbia, has been
called to the pastorate of the Webster
Grove Presbyterian church.
Death of Mrs. Kate K. Salmon.
Mrs. Kate K. Salmon, wife of Maj.
Harvey W. Salmon, died in Clinton the
other day, aged 54. She was a member
of the Cumberland church.
Old Settlers. .
The old settlers of Cedar and adjoin
ing counties held their twelfth annual
reunion at Cane Hill, 13 miles east of
1 Dorado Springs.
Drowned la a Wash Boiler.
The 1-year-old child of W. T. Hulse,
of the northern part of Vernon county,
was drowned the other day in a wash
boiler of water.
Electric Ugh for St. Charles.
Bt Charles has voted 538 to 108 in
favor of electric lights. The construc
tion of the plant will begin immediate
ly, it Is said.
'. ' Maj. Cote's Revival.
Maj. Cole's revival continues with
nabatod Interest at Clinton. Dp to
August to, 530 conversions had been re
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY.
It Will be a Prominent Feature of the
Ixtnls Fair, Arrangements Having Beea
Made for a General Exposition of Dairy
ing In All Its Branches. j
The St Louis Fair association, nnder
the vigorous management of its new
secretary, J. K. Owynn, will try to
remedy some of the errors of the past.
Among features that will be pushed to
the front and made, conspicuous, none
will receive more attention than the
exhibit of dairy products and goods.
To insure a dairy display com
mensurate with tho dairy- in
terests of tho country, Mr. Gwynn
called to his assistance Mr. Levi
Chubbuck, secretary of the Mis
souri State Dairy association, and late
secretary of the" Missouri state board
of agriculture, who has been intrusted
with the work of arranging for and
preparing the dairy exhibit. Mr. Chub
buck is now at work on this feature of
the coming fair, to be held October 1-6,
and enough has already been done to
insure a fine display of dairy products,
goods and machinery, one of the best
ever seen in this country.
A separate, commodious and well-located
building has beon set aside by
the Fair association for the dairy ex
hibit, and this will be provided with
cooling facilities and show cases for the
display of the dairy products to the
best possible advantage.
Other portions of the building will be
devoted to displaying dairy appliances
and machinery. Arrangements will be
made for running separators, churns,
butter workers, stirilizing apparatus,
and other machinery, and thus afford
opportunities for manufacturers to go
through the different processes of sep
arating milk, churning and working
butter, making cheese, testing and
sterilizing milk, etc., both as a means
of showing the capacity of the ma
chines, and imparting instruction in
tho most improved methods of dairy
ing. In short, the Dairy building will
be made a school of instruction in dairy
ing, thoroughly equipped with every
thing needed to illustrate the best
methods, together with samples of the
Tiest dairy products made, to show
what can be done. Experts in the dif
ferent branches of the art of dairying
will be in constant attendance during
Fair week, prepared to freely impart
Liberal premiums, aggregating 81,000
in value will be given by the Fair as
sociation. State board of agriculture,
Butter and Cheese dealers, and Milk
dealers of St. Louis, Lindell hotel, St.
Louis, Refrigerator transit companies,
and others, for best dairy products
shown, which will, without doubt,
call out a large display.
Advantage will taken of the opportu
nity by members of the Missouri State
Dairy association. National Dairy
union, and other dairy organizations
to hold meetings at the Dairy
building for the transaction of busi
ness and discussion of dairy matters.
It is expected that a large number of
dairy people will, in consequence of
the arrangements being made, attend
the fair. D. W. Wilson, secretary Na
tiodal Dairy union, Elgin, 111., will bo
one of the speakers to address meet
ings of dairymen. Arrangements for
other speakers will be made.
Those wishing space for exhibition
purposes, or information of any sort
pertaining to the dairy exhibit, should
write Levi Chubbuck, care secretary
est. Louis Fair association, St. Louis.
Missouri dairymen should not fail to
exhibit a fuil line of dairy products at
the St. Louis fair, not only in competi
tion for premiums offered especially
for Missouri products, but in competi
tion with the world. hy should our
state longer remain m the back-ground
in this field of industry when it is ac
knowledged by all who are acquainted
with the facts in the case, that no
state in the Union possesses better nat
ural advantages for dairying than does
Missouri. We admit that as a state we
are far behind others in the develop
ment of the dairy industry, yet there is
butter and cheese made in the state
that will compare well with goods
made anywhere. We only need to mako
this and the fact that dairying can be
made profitable known to the world to
greatly hasten the development of the
dairy industry in Missouri.
TWo Clinton Professors Arrested on the
Charge of Sending Anonymous Threat
ening Letters Through the Malls They
Deny the Allegations, and Give Gilt-Edge
Nevada, Aug. 31. Deputy United
States Marshal Clint Stone brought
Professors Wm. M. Godwin and Ellis
Smith here from Clinton on the charge
of sending anonymous letters of a
threatening character through the
mails. The complaint was made by
Prof. C. E. Greenup. Smith and Green
up are conducting rival schools at Clin
ton and the latter received a number
of anonymous threatening letters, it is
charged, which he had laid to Godwin
and Smith. The matter was called
before United States Commissioner
John T. Birdseye. The defendants
were ready for trial, but the plaintiff
was not ready on account of the ab
sence of a witness from Cooper county.
The hearing was postponed until Sep
tember 39. Godwin and Smith were re
leased on bond of $1,000, the Thornton
bank of this city standing surety, at
the request of the Bank of Salmon &
Salmon, of Clinton. Messrs. Godwin
and Smith disclaim any connection
with the letters charged to them.
Old Landmark to Be Restored.
One of the most interesting land
marks in the vicinity of St. Louis is the
"Old Fecfee church," standing about
8 miles due west of the city. It is the
oldest Protestant house of worship in
the state, the permit for its erection
having been granted by a Spanish
colonial governor, years before this ter
ritory passed Into the possession ot the
United States. The storms have par
tially demolished the roof, and an ef
fort is being made by Mrs. Helen M.
Lackland and other public-spirited la
lies to raise funds to repair the build
ing. Cattle Cremated.
The other afternoon fire broke ont in
the Hamilton (Caldwell county) fair
grounds and destroyed seventy-five fine
cattle and horses' stalls. About fifteen
blooded eattle were burned. Four head
of fine Shorthorn cattle belonging to
J. C Bagsdale, of Paris, Monroe county,
that took premiums at the Worlds fair,
were burned. His loss is estimated at
1,000. L O. 'Martin, of Cameron, lost
four head of Galloway cattle; loss,
400. The other stock burned was worth
probably $500 or more. The fire started
from a gasoline store) the stockmen
r - .
AN AWFUL HOLOCAUST.
rinadreds f Miles of Pine Lands Barned
Over, aad Handrada of Hamaa Lives Loot
by Dreadfal Forest Fires In Dronght.
Stricken Minnesota and Wisconsin
Hinckley, Miaow aad Other Toisps Wiped
Ont of Eztetenee, aad Their Inhabitants
Driven Before tho Flames to Awful Death
-A Train-Load ot Refugees Saved from
Death by tho Heroism of aa Engineer
and. His Equally Bravo Fireman.
St. Paul, Minn., Sept 9. Only the
horrors which accompanied the historic
Chicago fire can be cited to compare
with the terrible scenes and experi
ences in the flame-swept region of Pine,
Kanabec and Carlton counties of Min
nesota, and Burlett county, Wisconsin.
At least 400 settlers, their families
and others were burned to death
or suffocated before the flames
reached them, and the death list
may reach another hundred or more.
The people of Hinckley, which was
a prosperous town in Pine county sixty
seven miles southwest of Duluth, are
now dead or homeless and destitute.
At a conservative estimate 250 men,
women and children of this doomed
town were unable to escape from the
mesciless, swiftly-advancing sheets of
flame. They fell on the railroad tracks
or on the old terr itorial road either to
be cremated or die the more merciful
death from suffocation by the clouds
of dense smoke and heat-laden atmos
phere. The number of corpses already re
covered from the ' blackened waste at
and around what was Hinckley is 150,
the majority being women and chil
dren who had not the strength to fight
the destroyer or escape by fleeing to a
place of safety. So far as can be
learned at this time from the devastated
district, the following towns have been
destroyed and the following are dead
Hinckley, Minn., 1,000 to 12,000 in
habitants; 250 to 800 dead, 500 to COO
Pokegama, Minn., next station south
west of Hinckley, 500 inhabitants; 50
Mission Creek, next station south of
ninckley, on the St. Paul & Duluth
railroad; 10 people dead.
Sandstone Junction, Minn., next sta
tion north of Hinckley, on the St. Paul
and Duluth road: 36 dead.
Sandstone, second station north of
Hinckley, on the Eastern Minnesota
road; 50 dead.
Cromwell, Minn., Carlton county:
Miller, Minn., near Hinckley, off
railroad line; dead unknown.
Shell Lake, Baronette, Granite Lake,
Cumberland, Pineville, Comstock and
Forest City, lumber towns in Wiscon
sin, between Chippewa Falls and Su
perior. Spooner, Wis., partly destroyed.
The number of dead in these Wis
consin towns and in other parts of the
eountry, between Chippewa Falls and
Superior, is estimated at 100 persons.
The Minnesota conflagration, which
was attended by the shocking loss of
life and agony of body and mind for
hundreds of others who escaped with
their lives only, swept everything and
everybody in its path from Pine City
as far west as Carlton, near Duluth.
The great valley between Kettle
river and Cross lake, which a few days
ago was in no danger of destruction
by the forest fires raging in the lumber
states, is no a- one vast area of ashes
and cinders, with here nnd there an
oasis in the desert of devastation in the
form of a half-dried lake, a standing
farm building or a clump of timber.
The bodies of the known and unknown
dead, which dot the heated and black
ened expanse give the scene the ap
pearance of a battlefield in which fire
has played the conquering role.
As the survivors of the Johntown
flood escaped before the avalanche of
water, and as the locomotive bore the
warning of approaching disaster at
that time, so did hundreds of human
beings seek a place of safty from the
flames by riding behind the rushing
locomotive which bore the "limited"
train back towards Duluth after Jim
Root, the brave engineer had taken his
train into the midst of the flames.
The escape of hundreds from what
seemed certain death between walls of
flame on each side of the railroad track
and the evident saving of these human
souls by the heroic acts and fidelity to
duty of the engineer and fireman of
the train will be handed down in the
annals of calamities as masterpieces of
The retreat of the train, laden with
human freight, would not have been
accompanied with any loss of life had
it not been for the two Chinaman who
perished from being paralyzed with
fright. They were rooted beneath
their seats, and were consumed with
the train at Skunk Lake. The wooden
construction of every building in
Hinckley except the Great Northern
and the schoolhouse made it easy for
the rushing tidal wave of flame to ob
literate every trace of the town except
me wans oi tnese two structures.
Ono of the heaviest financial suffer
ers from the pine forest fire is the
Cornell university. The trustees of
this institution had invested over
$1,000,000 in the burned pine lands.
As is often the case in times of peril to
a large number of people, many go to
their deaths because others lead and the
leaders do not follow the safe oath.
Survivors of the Hinckley holocaust
say tnat over zoo oi those who per
ished in flames or smoke miirht have
saved their lives if they had kept away
from the river.
Scores of bodies of fugitives were
found on the roadside as well as on the
railroad tracks. Smoke, fire or ex
haustion had overtaken them in their
race for life. And the half of the hor
rors caused by this calamity to a pros
perous people has apparently not been
The sending of relief trains and pro-
, . . . . ... .
visions, Desuies omer necessities of ex
istence in a homeless community, and
physicians supplied with things for the
injured, was commenced with com.
mendable promptness and on a liberal
scale hy the citizens of Duluth, St
Paul, Minneapolis, Chinnewa Palla.
Superior, St. Cloud and other cities of
Fears Felt for tho Safety ot
MabcjUETTk, Mich., Sept 2. Much
apprehension exists here regarding the
whereabouts of a passenger train which
left Duluth yesterday afternoon and
was due here at 4:45 a. m. to-day. Two
nunareamues ot its ran lies through
the fireswept district and it ia feared
bridges have been barned beyond Ewan
both in front and behind the train.
thus cutting off escape. The wiresr
working east of Ewan and ap to that
point little damage was dona except to
tlsMFadssS ak ImiMAataa lii . ...
Bow Many Children Are Blinded.
. . It was a surprise to me to learn that
very few children were born blind, but
that it was usually brought about by
carelessness and ignorance. Children's
eyes are exposed to the bright light all
too sood. Everybody has got to see the
baby, and it is usually held up in the
glare of a sunny window or a light and
admired at length. Measles have timo
and again been the death of eyesight,
and also neglected inflammations. I
was surprised to find how many simple
things had resulted in loss of sight.-
. A Cover for the Bureau.
A bureau cover is very effective made
of bolting cloth the exact size of - the
bureau. This is decorated with .fine
embroidery a maiden-hair fern pat
tern or in forget-me-nots and trimmed
with fine lace Insertion. The whole is
edged with lace and lined with silk or
satin in color to correspond with tho
decoration of the room. Philadelphli
The Voice of tho People
Proclaims one fact as true, namely, that
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters effects a cure
whenever It is persistently used for the ail
ments to which it is adapted. Among these
are malarial and dysieptic ailments, rheu
matism, nervous and kidney complaints,
constipation and biliousness. A tablespoon
f ul three times a day is about the average.
Tns barber neatly mowed his- lawn
And said, when he was through :
" Shall I put a little sea foam on,
Or give you a shampoo I"
Hall's Catarrh Cnre
Is taken internally. Price 75c.
Titu First Ark Light. Noah was the first
electrician. Ho mado the arc light on Mount
Ararat. Philadelphia Kecord.
FnssnxEss and purity are Imparted to tho
jomnlexinn by Glenn's Sulphur Soap.
Hill's Hair and Whisker Dye, 50c.
BRionr people don't spend all their time
reflecting. Syracuse Courier.
Healtii, comfort and happiness abound
In homes where "Garland" Stoves
Ranges arc used.
Sometimes even the man who goes wrong
pays as he goes. Galveston News.
Is due to an Impoverished condition of the
blood. It should be overcome without de
lay, and the best way to accomplish this
result is to take Hood's Sarsaparilla, which
JL Jlxv-v-fevv parilla
will purify and vital
ize tho blood, give ,
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Hood's Sarsaparilla, and only uood s.
Hood's FiilS cure nausea, and biliousness.
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