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feBNTOK. ... M1880URI
Tmm 4mcm tathortstag the pro.
nforma la th Island of Cuba
; lfn4 by th queen re ire at of
Bpun od the th,
' 4 llon,,nH' o W. C MoCreery
lo be eollector of internal revenue for
tbe flret dUtrict of MUsonrl was con-
, Braed by the eenate on the 1st.
. Tbb offlolal returns of the Bombay
, health aathorltles show that up to
the 4th there had been ,098 cases of
the plague and 1,841 deaths from the
disease In that city.
' Ox the 4th Bank Examiner George
A. Stone, at Mount Pleasant, la., was
. ordered to take oharge of the First na
tional bank of Urlswold, la., which
naa closed its doors.
Jakxs 8. Ecxku, comptroller of the
Icurreney, has decided to retain his
' office until the expiration, in April,
ISM, of the term of five years for
whioh he was appointed.
Tax rescue of the German minister
to Slam from a mob iu Uangkok was
. only effected after an American en
gineer named Bennett had placed him
self at the head of the mounted polico
and rallied them to a successful at
taok. Thb United States supreme court,
ton the 1st, sustained the Indiana lan
taxing telegraph companies, which
was brought up for review by appeal
from the judgment of the Indiana
state supreme court From this de
cision Justices Harlan and White dis
sented. v A dispatch from Havana says it is
stated there that Gen. YVeyler will re
turn to Havana in view of the great
activity of the Insurgents in that
province and the plans attributed to
Gen. Buis Rivera for dealing a hard
blow to Spain at the very doors of the
Thb king of Portugal acceptod the
resignations of his cabinet, on the
6th, and summoned the progressist
leader, Senhor de Castro, to form a
new ministry, in whioh Senhor Barroa
Domes, a member of the council of
btate, should be appointed minister of
1 tarn United States cruiser Brooklyn,
the latest pride of the navy, calculated
to withstand the fiercest onslaught of
hot and shell, lies almost helpless be
cause of having struck a narrow ledge
of sunken rock in the Delaware river,
above Marcus Hook, Pa. The vessel
la badly damaged.
v A BXPOBT cabled from London that
Ambassador Bayard would present his
letters of recall on February "0 is
clearly an error, as the state depart
ment has sent no letter of recall to
Mr. Bayard, and will not do so during
this administration, consequently he
will have none to present.
Hamilton F. Colmax, a clerk in
the general land office at Washington,
was arrested by post office inspectors,
on the 3d, on a charge of having
stolen large quantities of periodical
tamps, 85,0X) worth of which were
found upon his person. He was held
In 2,0O0 bail for examination.
Thb supreme court of Wisconsin, on
the Sd, handed down a decision which
declares unconstitutional the law un
der which many county courts have
committed to Keeley institutes
throughout the state indigeut inebri
ates for treatment at the expense of
the county from which they were
A dispatch from Athens, on the 5th,
aid: Desperate fighting has occurred
between the Christians and Moham
medans in the island of Crete. Tbe
Mussulmans have set fire to the city of
Canea, and the place is now burning.
The city is in a state of anarchy, and
a Christian Is safe nowhere. Fully
BOO persons have been killed.
Umitkd States Consul-Gexebai.
Chabx.es DkKat, at Berlin, the wcll
"known journalist, anticipating, evi
dently, the speedy terminations of his
official duty at his present post, ad
dressed to tre state department a
caustic criticism upon German com
mercial methods, which the depart
ment made public on the 5th.
Thb sub-committee of the appro
priations committee having charge of
the sundry civil appropriations bill,
on the 3d, heard members ol the
house from Louisiana, Nebraska and
California In support of the proposi
tion to pay the balance on sugar
bounty due domestic raisers under the
law of 1890, amounting to about 81,
800,000. Thb American Missionary associa
tion has Issued an appeal to Congre
gational churches, especially through
out Hew England, to observe Febru
ary J 4, the second Sabbatiof the pres
ent month, as a memorial Sunday of
"The Times of Abraham Lincoln," who
waa born February 12, 1809. Tlie ap
peal connects Lincoln's life with the
work of tbe association.
Bbt. J. A. Bbooks, a well-known di
vine of the Christian church aud pro
hibitionist candidate for the vice-presidency
In 1888, died in Memphis, Tenn.,
on the 4tb, of heart failure, superin
duced by paralysis. In 1895 Mr. Brooks
waa called to the London (England)
' Christian tabernacle. He returned
from London recently, having resign -ed
his charge there on account of 111
Uxitbd Stati Mihisteb John Bab
' aarx, at Bangkok, Slam, has been In
; stroeted by Secretary Olney to press
, for reference to a mixed tribunal,
without further delay, the assault ou
' Vloe-Consal-General Kellett, growing
put of a dispute between Mr. Kellett
and the Siamese government over a
, land grant. The demand will be re-
lafereed by the presence of the gun
Thb Anglo-Venesnelan arbitration
treaty "was signed by Sir Julian
Pauaeefote, the British ambassador.
and benor Joee Andrade, the Venezue
lan minister. In the office of Secretary
Olney at the state department, on tbe
M. sigaalixing the amicable settle-
sseet of a controversy that has lasted
' aearly a century, as well as tne re
f : eaatptUw of diplomatic negotiations
between U two countries, wbiuft pad
ff aff0f4 for tn -wra,
NEWS AND NOTES.
A Summary of Important Event.
Is the senate, on tbe 1st. & nnlnHn t
offered and referred locking w aii Investigation
of tbe recent prestiiMUliU and state election In
Delaware and an Inquiry as to whether s re
puMlvnH form of governrccut exists tn that
aiate. me Nicaragua canal bill was thee
uiuen up, tne discussion proceeding on Mr.
Vilas' motion to havo the hill H.riunmliii.4
Mr. Vilas secured the floor and had net con
eluded hi remarks when the senate) after
BDort executive session, adjourned.... In the
houso the day was devoted to miscellaneous
business, n number of bills being passed. The
last hour was spent In consideration, in com
mittee of the whole, of the diplomatic and con
sular bill, which was not concluded when the
In the Semite, on the Sd. Mr. rhn,iw iron .
N. II.) Introduced resolution, which went
over, lookinv to Uie ultimate use of silver as
well as gold as standard monev with free coin
age of both. The conference report on the Im
migration bill was the subject of long speeches
by Mr. Gibson (dem., Md.) against, and Mr.
Lodce (rep., Mass.) In defense of tbe report of
the conference committee. The report went
over without action. The remainder of tbe
uay was taken up by Mr. Vilas in continuation
of his speei-h against the Nicaragua canal bill.
.In the bouse the only business of Im
portance was the passage of a resolution pro
viding for a Joint session of congress on the
10th to count ithe electoral votes and declare
Is the senate, on the 3d, two resolutions pre
viously lutroduced looking to the Impeding or
preventing the sale of the Union Pacific, rail
road property under a Judicial decree of fore
closure, were disoussed at length by Mr.
Thurston, the morning hour expiring before
he concluded. Tne remainder of the session
was devotcJ to the Nicaragua canal bill.... In
the house, after nearly tho whole day was de
voted to the contested-elect! jn case of Cornett
vs. Swanson, from the Fifth Virginia district,
the latter's title to the seat was confirmed by
an overwhelming majority.
IN the senate, on the 4th, as soon as the rou
tine morn:ng business was disposed of, house
bill to prohibit tbe sale of Intoxicating liquors
in the capitol waa taken up. and went over
without action. The conference report on the
Immigration bill occupied attention for a time,
after which the Nicaragua canal biil was taken
up and Mr. Vlias delivered the fourth day's
installment of bis speech In opposition to It.
In the house the District of Columbia bill
was further considered and remained the un
finished business. The further conference
asked by the senate upon the immigration bill
was agreed to, and conferees were appointed.
A tew unimportant bills were passed.
IS the senate, on the 5th. Mr. Richard R.
Kenney was sworn In as senator from Dela
ware und took his seat. Mr. Thurston con
tinued his speech In opposition to the resolu
tion of Mr. Alien (pop.. Neb.) questioning the
right of th executive department to oonsent to
the Judicial saie of the property of the t'nlon
Paclllc Railroad Co. The Nicaragua canal
bill was taken up, some adverse speeches be
ing made thereon A large number of pension
aud other blHs unobjected to were taken from
the calendar and passed In the house 61
private pension bills were disposed of; sev
eral contested-election cases were considered
and decided In favor of the sitting members,
and the conference report on the military
academy bill was agreed to. An evenlmz ses
sion was held tor the consideration of private
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
FlKK was discovered in the boys'
dormitory of tlie Uenesee Wesleyan
seminary at Lima, Y., shortly after
midnight on the 1st. The building
was burned to tlie ground. The loss
is estimated at S-.0,000. There were 100
btys in the bniliHng, but all escaped
with their lives. One student was iu
jured by jumping from a windows o
badly that he died soon after.
Lee B. McFahi.anp, teller of the
Second national bunU of 1'uikersburg,
W. Va., is short ?4.(U0 in his accounts,
lie has confessed that he lost tlie
money iu speculation. The shortage
wi";l be made good.
The Kalamazoo (Mich.) high school
building was destroyed by lire on tho
1st. The cause of the fire was an
explosion of furnace gas. The loss is
estimated at S40,uo0; insurance, 813,
000. ScTeral firemen were injured.
one of them fatally, by the breaking
of a ladder.
Mb. J. S. Wilson, of Iowa, tele
phoned to friends on the 1st: "I have
accepted the portfolio of agriculture
iu Mr, McKioley's cabinet."
On the 1st the president reappointed
Martin A. Knapp, of New York, to be
Four men who were cut off from es
cape by fire in the Tamarack mine, at
liouii'hton, Mich., were, on the 3d,
abandoned to their fate, orders being
issued to seal up the shaft, the attempt
to pump air in to the entombed miners
having only resulted in increasing the
fury of the flames.
At All Saint's cathedral, Albany, N.
Y., Dr. James Dow Morrison, rector of
St. John's church, Ogdensburg, was,
on tlie 3d, consecrated bishop of the
Episcopal missionary diocese of Du
luih. The state house at Ilarrisburg, Pa.,
was destroyed by fire, on the 2d, en
tailing a loss of $1,000,000; insurance,
President IIarpeb of the University
of Ciiieago announced at the chapel
services, ou the 3d, that Lady Aber
deen, wife of the governor-general of
Canada, would be the convocation
orator at the university commence
ment exercises in the Auditorum April
L Lad v Aberdeen will have the honor
of being the first woman chosen for
such an occasion in this country.
Tub ice gorge in the Ohio river at
Cincinnati broke, on the 3d, as did also
the gorge iu Licking river, and the
packet Henry M. Stanley and 20
barges were swept out into tbe cur
rent of the Ohio. The Stanley was
rescued while drifting down the Ohio.
The big works of the Case Thresh
ing Machine Co., at Eacine, Wis., will
resume operations on the 8th. They
bare been closed for six m on Mis. Kev
eral hundred men will be given em
Almost the entire business portion
of Arlington, O., was destroyed by fire
on the d. Six business firms were
burned out, aud one family barely es
caped with their lives.
WiiAT is called a Christian theater
will be opened la Paris for the pur
pose of producing highly artistic, lit
erary and moral plays, which, it is an
nounced. Catholics may attend with
out having their faith insulted.
Advices received by the authorities
In Constantinople, on the 3d, indicate
that the bubonic plague has made its
ppearuue at UJivadlr, Uclooouiiua.
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. Tn hotse committee on patents, on
the 8d, ordered favorably reported the
bill amending the toopyrlght law so aa
to prevent the fraudulent Use ol the
Word 'copyright" and to strengthen
the law tn this direction, It gives the
courts the remedy of Injunction as
well as penalty In such cases.
The ls-year-old son of frrngglst
Drels, of St, Pawl; Mtnn, threw a
snowball, on the Sd, at A man In a cot
ter. The ball, striking the horsej
caused It to rn ftwftjj, and this re
suited in three other runaways, caus
ing considerable damage. Two of the
victims called on Mr. Drels, on tbe
4th, for payment, when the latter re
tired to his office wiMinut a word and
tent a bullet through his brain.
The American Coffee Co. was Incor
porated at Trenton, N. J., oh the 4th,
with a capital stock of 8100,000. The
ipcoroof atorssre Henrv O. Havemever.
John E, Searles, John E. Parsons and
Till Fairfield shipbuilding works
in Glasgow were burned on the th;
loss 50,000, and 5,000 men were thrown
out of employment.
Much alarm is felt throughout India
owing to the spread of the plague.
Cases have been reported as far north
as Delhi and as far sottth as banga
lore; The bank of England reduced its
rate of discount, on the 4th, from 8i
to 3 per cent.
The plan formulated by the British
government for increasing the
strength and efficiency of the navy
contemplates the construction of five
battleships and three first-class cruis
ers and the addition of 10,000 men.
FAJU.UBE9 throughout the United
States during the week ended the nth,
as reported by R. O. Dun & Co., were
811, against 333 for the corresponding
week last year. For Canada the fail
ures were 63, against 67 last year.
The First national bank of Frank
lin, O., suspended on the 5th. Capital,
6100,0001 surplus, 830,000; undivided
profits, 830,000; deposits, $135,000;
loans and discounts, 8105,000.
John L. Scllivan, ex-champion pu
gilist, had hie application to take the
poor debtors' oath discontinued, on the
5th, an arrangement out of at Boston,
couit having been made with the
Tux Echo de Parts asserted, on the
5th, that fighting had begun on the
Siamese frontier between the natives
under French protection and the Si
amese. The date of the fighting was
not given, and no details were fur
nished. Expert accountants, on the 5th,
found a shortage of nearly 815,000 in
the accounts of Cashier C. E. L.
Breeder, of the First national bank of
Bethlehem, Pa. Breeder had abscond
ed. The amount was taken in small
sums, showing systematic peculation..
Breeder was cashier 30 years.
It has been found that the dry dock
at the Brooklyn navy yard is two feet
shorter than the specifications call for.
The discovery was made by Lieut.
Peary, and may result in a court-martial
to fix the responsibility for the
Steps were taken at the 2few York
chamber of commerce, on the 5th, to
ward the formation of a National
Sound Money league, tho avowed pur
pose of which is to oppose the free-
coinage doctrine during tho next four
Axdrea Maxho, tho Italian charged
with stealing 810,000 worth of dia
monds from a New Orleans jeweler,
was arrested in New York city, on the
6th, by Central office detectives. Man
ro's picture is No. 3,6d6 in the rogue's
Is anticipation of the passage of the
Lodge bill to restrict immigration,
thousands of Europeans who would bo
excluded under the provisions of this
measure are flocking to the United
Secretary Olney has received from
President Eliot of Harvard university
nn invitation to fill the chair of inter-nutio-
nl law at the institution after
tlie expiration of his term of goflice in
the state department.
The life of Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher
was reported in a dispatch from Stam
ford, Conn., on the 5th, as rapidly
drawing to a close.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Is the senate, on the 6th, Mr. Thurs
ton continued his opposition to his
colleague's resolution to prevent the
judicial sale of tlie Union Pacific rail
road properly iu u speech which occu
pied the time of tho session until 2
p. in. The Nicaragua canal bill was
allowed to go over informally in order
to pass bills on the calendar that were
unobjected to, 15 of which were passed.
The day's session closed with eulogies
on the late Representative Cogswell,
of Massachusetts. .. .In the house the
bill making appropriation for the ex
penses of the District of Columbia was
passed, as was, also, the bill to aiueud
the Wilson tariff act so as to permit
treasury officials to sell forfeited
opium to the highest bidder, aud not
require them to secure the amount of
the duty, 810 a pound.
Db. Kocu, the eminent German bac
teriologist, has telegraphed from
Cape Town that he is returning to
Berlin with a newly-discovered serum
which will lessen the force of hinder
pest. In the meantime he says he is
unable to say whether he will be able
to prevent animals from being in
fected with the disease, lie has demon
strated that sheep and horned cattle
are the most liable of all animals to
contract the disease, and that dogs,
monkeys and rodents enjoy complete
immunity from it.
The weekly stutemect of the New
York city associated banks, for the
week ended on the 6th shows the fol
lowing changes: Reserve, decrease,
$4,0614,200; loans, increase, 83,717,900;
specie, decrease, 8125,100; legal tenders,
decrease, 83,075,600; deposits, increase,
85,630,000; circulation, decrease, 81,324,
000. Gov. Bradlet of Kentucky has par
doned James Singleton tbe uiue-year-old
boy convicted of house breauing
in Bond county aud sentenced to the
penitentiary for a year. Tlie governor
suid it would be a crime against civ
ilization to send a child of such tuuder
years to the penlteniary.
J. P. Moboax & Co. and the Deutsche
bank of New York, as managers of the
Northern Pacific reorganization syn
dicate, have called from the syndicate
all the remaining hoidiugs of pre
ferred and common stock not called
up by the first circular issued Febru
Xuk extensive St. Cloud sugar plan
tation, near Kisslmmee, Fla., has been
purchased by a syndicate of Cubans.
The capacity of tne sugar mill will be
doubled at once, aud 2,ou acres pi
uaaa wUi bt uUutet next 111.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
. tutna foretoU iter Deotti, '
tllss Julia A. Summers, aged 19, dlei
recently nesr Met a, In the northern1
part of Vernon county.
She tnovftd to Vernon county from Kentucky
W years ago, with her parents, vho settle on
the Little .Osaee river. ,st a time yrhon the
Otae Indians Were lb that part of InH con
W- For years she and ode sister sod brother
lived together; and none of them was ever
tnsrrted. First the sister, then the brother
Bled, ailss Sumfuet's HVCd IB fr Kountles
during her residence In tbe some little rudely
constructed home; first in Jackson, snd thee
In Cs, next in Bates, snd finally in Vernon.
The farm she died upon was obtained by her
parents from the government, snd has never
ears ago Miss SiimmhrK Said She had a
Vision that she had 15 years to live'. The llmt
tstlon was up some time between W sfcventyi
eighth nnd seventy-ninth anniversaries. About
a week before she died. When nor attendant
wanted to call a physician, she said there wss
bo use, as he could never raise her again, al
though there was no acute malady to battle
against From early childhood she was a
taember of the Christian church.
Gave Ills Children Horseflesh.
A man by the name of Oiesen, who
has been in the United States four
Tears, unable to speak English, fed his
family on horseflesh in St. Louis.
He was out of work, bad no Credit. Snd bit
Children were hungry. An old horse cam
wandering by, and Qlesea slaughtered lb
When a policeman called to Investigate, he
found one-quarter of the horse on the table In
the kitchen, nnd through the Interpreter the
father said, pointing to the four children, who
watched the proceedings with hungry eyes:
They will sleep well to-night, for their
little stomachs will bo full."
He also had a kettle of water on the fire
preparing to make horseflesh soup and stew.
Oiesen didn't seem to think he had done any
thing out of the way In feeding the flesh to his
children, but rather seemed to regard It as a
""t ' iuck tool He found the horse.
Taxpayers Got Tired.
The Pettis county court has refused
to order warrants or the payment of
111 fee bills from the justices' courts
for January, aggregating 83,160.8a
The eourt s refusal Is based on the ground
that they were excessive, and their allowance
would be a gross lnjustioe to the taxpayers of
tbe county. For some time past nearly every
tramp that arrived at Sednlia has been arrest
ed and convicted in a justice court on the
oharge of vagrancy, w'to a sentence of two to
ten days, with from 115 to K0 costs In each
case. This business has been carried on so ex
tensively that a halt was demanded by the tax
payers, and the action of the county court Is
the first step in this direction.
Mother and Child Hurled Tog-ether.
There was a sad incident at Sedalla
the other day.
Brief funeral services were held over the re
mains of Goldie Leffler, daughter of Mrs.
James Leffler. When the services were con
eluded Mrs. Leffler requested that she be per
mitted to kiss her child. She did so, and In
side of five minutes the mother was also s
corpse. She died of grief. The funersl of the
little one was stopped, and the next day moth
er and child were buried together.
A Minister In Politics.
Rev. Dr. Boyd, the head of the Civlo
Federation in St. Louis, says that some
of the appointments made by the
mayor are the worst "possible outside
of h-U." He also says that the mayor
is a man "whom 1 love very much, and
who is a good man."
Father and .Mother Badly Darned.
Mrs. William Owings, of Burton
township, Howard county, was proba
bly fatally burned by hur clothing
catching fire. Mr. Owings was so badly
burned in an effort to extinguish the
flames that he may die. They havo
four small children.
Joshua Hightower, prominent in
Cedar county, died recently.
Mr. Hightower was born in North Carolina,
March S, '.813, and at the age of S3 married Miss
Cornelia Smith. He moved to Vernon county,
where he lived until lfei, when he discovered
the celebrated El Dorado springs.
Draws the Line on Horseflesh.
The health board of St Louis draws
the line ou horseflesh for food, and has
drafted an ordinance prohibiting the
slaughter of horses for food and mak
ing it a misdemeanor for anyone to use
such meat for food.
Result of Conking In Old Ctenslla.
Mrs. M. Fry, 2817 Franklin.St. Louis,
cooked a buttermilk lunch for her
children, which they ate and became
very ill. Doctors say they were pois
oned by the food being cooked in old
She Was Poor, and Froas to Death.
Martha Laccy, colored, who had no
home, was frozen to death In tbe base
ment of a dilapidated and uninhabited
house in Lexington, where she had
gone for shelter with her two little
A Disagreeable Time.
A passenger train was derailed in
the tunnel under the St. Louis custom
house. Tho tunnel was filled with
smoke, and the passengers had a dis.
agreeable time before they were re
moved. The Case of Arthur Daestrow.
The motion In the supreme court
for a rehearing In the case of Arthur
Duestrow, of St. Louis, who murdered
his wife and child, has been denied.
Duestrow is under sentence to hang.
A Miser's Death.
John Williams Ohms, an aged miser,
died in St. Louis in squalor from the
lack of nourishing food. Ten thou
sand dollars was found in the room in
which he died.
An Aged Womau Darned to Death.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, aged 80, was
burned to death In the fireplace of her
home near Bryant, Douglass county.
She accidentally fell head forward Into
Influential Cedar County Cltlxeu.
Joseph Cllne, aged 81, died at Eldo
rado Springs. He leaves quite an
estate. Mr. Cline was one of the most
Influential men of Cedar county.
Mexican War Veteran.
John T. Rollins, aged 70, died at
Kearney, Clay county. He was a Mex
lean war veteran, and went across the
plains to California In '9.
A CoDxregationallst (or Seventy Tears,
Mrs. K. W. Doty, aged 8a, died at the
residence of Rev. A. J. Van Wagner,
near Carthage. She was for 70 year
A I' lace for Warner.
A rumor comes from Canton that
Ma j. Wm. Warner, of Kansas City, will
be first assistant under tbe new secrex
tary of the interior.
New Peeking; Plant for BU Joseph.
It is stated on what la considered
reliable authority that Cudahy & Jjc
Sbane, Omaha packers, will open op a
plant in St Joseph.
Aa Aged Minister.
Maj. W. T. Hickman, aged 80, died of
paralysis near Sheldon, Vernon coun
ty. He had been a Baptist minister
for half a century.
Drownee In a Well.
Daniel May, aged 80, son of Wm.
May, near Marine, Madison county,
lost his fceJanoe and. tt Ipto well
Ha WM drownad,
the Missouri itaisfcAf of&
; Jatraiejo ortr. rem. a. ssbat sensto
Laridfem yCtterdaf Introduced a bill ehanglay
ills tfesen) IjfwrfoVerffliHf the compensation of
mem ben of the legislature. Pis btu does sway
with Sunday pay end fixes the mileagO at ted
ents per mile.
The committee on constitutional amend
ments reed a favorable report on the bill eall
ttlt sVeelal election April s, 18B7, for the pur
pose of vo'tltM Pa a preposition to hold a coif
. Horss A prolonged' dlSeuWon1 o'ri h(
Bill to declare the equality of silver
stid gold, and to prohibit any person1 from'
collecting debts In gold when he may
have mode a private eontroot that he
would so pay, aroused s polltioal question that
L would not be drowned. The bill passed by a
strict party vote. Mr. Tuhbs, of Osage, an
nounced to the house that no supreme court of
riy state or of the United States would for a
ntomDnt ae'kntfwleeg'e the legality or propriety
et the bllh
A number Of bills and petitions We're fir'
tented. There was else a discussion on com
JSTrsssoit Crrr, Feb. t SxiUts Tfester
day Senator Klene Introduced a bill to alio
the excise commissioner of St. Louts 13,000 a
tear salary snd 14,800 for elerk hire, the bal
ance to be paid to the hospital fund of St.
louts. It will, If passed, give the hospitals
tso.000 to IK.ono yearly.
The bill by Senator Williams ordering that
in oontest eases the taking of depositions shall
begin within ten days after the notice of con
test is filed wss passed.
The bill prohibiting the killing of quali for
five years was taken Up, discussed st length
House The house sent to engrossment the
appropriation bill for the support of the state
government, for tbe Interest fund and sinking
Tbe bill prohibiting the playing of base ball
on Sunday was passed by a vote of 77 to 43.
A number of bills were introduced, one by
Mr. McFherson, of St Louts, to re-enact snd
limit the scope of the mechanics' Hen law.
JirriRSOJt Crrr, Feb. 4. Skhats Yester
day petition was presented from the millers
of St. Louis asking for the detest of the house
bill Increasing the quarter barrel sack of flour
from 48 to 40 pounds.
Senator Anderson presented his bill to In
crease the sslsry of circuit judges from 12,000
House There was sn extended discussion
on the question of prohibiting the playing of
baseball qn Sunday. The measure went to en
grossment. Representative Slate's bill concerning tbe
assessment snd taxation of property In Mis
souri wss discussed. Mr. Wbltecotton offered
an smendment cutting out tbe section which
provides for tne stamping of notes and pro
viding for enlistment, and making it a misde
menuor on refusal to enlist.
Jefferson Citt. Feb. 6. Senate The
bonse fellow-servant bill. Introduced by Mr.
Avery, of Lincoln, came up on third reading In
the senste yesterday morning. There was con
siderable discussion, but the measure passed
Senator Hohenschtld's bill to compel the as
sessment Insurance companies to pay for
desths due to suicide as well as for any other
csuse was passed 18 to 11.
House A petition was received from Jack
son county asking that osteopathy be rec
ognized as a physical science. The peti
tion was referred to the committee on
Representative Burks, of Saline, offered s
resolution asking that the board of railroad
commissioners be abolished, if the committee
on Internal improvements linds, as chaiged,
that It has failed to reduce freight rates in tbe
Interest of the people Mr. burks said that
Col. Phelps had stated It was within tbe power
of the commission to control freight rates.
LCol. Phelps is connected with the Missouri
Pacific, and Is a well-known lubvlst
Mr. Ward, of Stoddard, moved to amend by
making the resolution stronger. Then it was
The committee on Internal Improvements re
ported favorably on the bill to reduce freight
The committee on constitutional amend
ments reported favorably on tbe concurrent
resolution submitting an amendment requir
ing United States senators .o be elected by
tbe people direct.
The bill providing for the repeal of the gen
eral and special laws permitting special juries
In certain cases was reported upon favor
ably. Representative Slate's bill concerning the
assessment of property was called up and de
bated at length, and laid over informally.
iJr. Tubbs bill to stop and guard frogs and
switches was taken up, debated, many amend
ments offered, and passed.
Jefferson Citt, Feb. . Senate The sen
ate held a short session yesterday.
senator Brewster introduced a bill author
ising one railroad company to own stock la
another, the effect of which, tbe opponents
claim, Is to allow pooling and trusts of com
Senator Buscbe: A bill to prohibit sweat
shops and the manufacture or sale of sweat
Senator Molt; A bill to prohibit the manu
facture of products from horse meat, upon re
quest of the St. Louts board of health. He de
clared that It could be proved that "essence of
beef" was being manufactured in Su Louis and
sold In Cbtcago out of flesh of aged and sickly
horses sold at the pound.
Adjourned till the 8th.
House Speaker Ferris and Speaker pro.
tern. Lee both being absent and the two days'
limit having expired, under the rules It be
came necessary for tbe house to hold an elec
tion. Mr. Avery, of Lincoln county, was elected,
the republicans supporting Or. Tubbs. of
Mr. McCann, of Carroll county, introduced a
bill providing that the surviving relatives of
victims of mob violence may sue tbe county
and recover damages.
A resolution by Whlteeotton, of Monroe,
celling for a committee of three to investigate
stock-yard matters in St. Louis, St. Joseph
and Kansas City, was adopted after a brief de
bate. Adjourned till the 8th.
INDIAN BUREAU OFFICIALS
Don't Credit the Stories About the Assault
Upon the Sae and Fox Agency.
Washington, Feb. 8. The officials
of the bureau of Indian affairs here
have received no advices of the rob
bery at the Sae and Fox Indian agency
nd tbe killing of Gen. Thomas, the
Indian agent, and are inclined to the
belief that there is no truth in the
statement. Remittances to the agency
are made by check, and would not
tempt the bandits so far as money Is
A Victim of Appendicitis.
Pobtlakd, Ore., Feb. 7. F. W.
Hinckley, the husband of the success
ful claimant to the Blythe millions at
San Francisco, died at 2:1 S a. m. of ap
pendicitis. THE ODD AND CURIOUS.
' The loftiest Inhabited place in the
world Is the Buddhist monastery of
Halne, in Thibet, It is about 17,000 feet
above the eea.
On the summit of Ben Lomond may
be teen the smallest tree that grows in
Great Britain ; it la known as the dwarf
willow, and is, when mature, only
about two Inches In height.
Tbe aea has no herbivoroua inhab
itant. Its population live on each
other, and the whole of this immense
expanse of water ia one great slaughter
bouse, where the strong forever prey
upon the weak.
Many savage nation worshiped only
the malevolent deities, on the principle
that the good gods would do all they
could (or humanity anyhow, while the
evil gods or demon needed concilia
tion. A bird of immense wing power la the
tiny stormy petrel j it belongs to every
sea, and, although so seeming frail, It
breasts the utmost fury of tho storm;
skimming wHb incredible velocity the
trough of tho waves and gliding rapidly
over their snowy crestsv Petrels have
been observed 8,000 mllea from nearest
THE 0L1VB BRANCH,
With Buda of fTbmiso to tb Amer
Tfcait gphfla Offers to the Cabana, Provide
They tdy Ioa Their Arms and Agala
Pat Their Kecks ('ode tire tfowe trt
m Tyrannical QoveYnaeentw
WAirHlrTOfow, Feb. A. The Spanish
logatioff has redeived with the full
abstract f tlie new reforms for the
island of Cuba Und Porto Rico, the
preamble of Senor Caoovas, an
nouncing the terms of the netf deeree.
This preamble expresses the kiuulieai
feelings towards the Cuban people and
declares that their mother, Spain, it
disposed, as she always has been, tfl
open her arras to them and to extend
amnesty for past offenses and declare!
that the application of the reforms
only depends with tba insurgents.
Minister Duptiy de Lome, discussed
the scope of the reforms with a repre
sentative of the United Associated
Presses and said, among other thingsi
"The electoral reforms wore not re
ferred to at length In the decree of thi
ministry, for the reasons stated in the
preamble of Senor Canovas, that they
will require the action of the eortes,
I am informed, however, that the gov
ernment contemplates extending
greatly the basis of the suffrage, but
they desire to dolt in such a way as to
prevent undue Influence being ac
quired by the illiterate portion of the
population. Any educational qualifi
cation which may be suggested by the
Cubans and which seems reasonable
by the cortes, will undoubtedly be
"It is the purpose of the govern
ment," said Senor Dupuy de . Lome,
"to show the greatest generosity to
wards the Insurgents If they will lay
down their arms. The reforms can
not well be put In full effect until the
sovereignty of Spain is acknowledged
in all parts of the island. The gov
ernment will not relax its military
activity in any degree if the insur
gents show a disposition to continue
the contest and fail to appreciate the
great concessions made by the home
The tariff features of the new de
cree, Senor de Lome said, mean a
great deal for the United States as
well as for Cuba. The first column of
the new tariff schedules, providing foi
revenue, will contain the greatest
number of items, leaving the list on
which discriminations are made in
favor of Spain not exceeding SC
per .cent, of the value of the
imports, a comparatively short one.
Tiie duties levied will be equal
against all countries exeep. Spaiu,
and American manufacturers and ex
porters, iu view of their familiarity
with the Cuban trade and their near
ness to the island, are likely to appre
ciate the importance of these conces
sions. The situation will be much
more favorable to American trade than
under the reciprocity treaty of 1350.
Spanish Dissatisfaction Wllh Concession!
Madrid, Feb. 8. There is much dis
satisfaction expressed here over what
arc believed to be the excessive con
cussions made to the Cubans in the
scheme of reforms, und it is thought
that cabinet chauges are likely to re
sult. It is reported that Marquis 1'idal
or Ueu. Martinez Campos will shortly
replace Senor del Castillo, the prime
minister. Tho latter, should he resign,
would place himself at the disposal ol
the crown, which would possibly ad
vise him to support Marquis i'idal.
SPANISH COLUMN AMSUSHED
lilowa I'p with a Mine and Almost, An
ullillaied by Cubans.
Xkw Yokk, Feb. 6. A special to the
New York World from Key West, Fla.,
As Gen. Weyler was marchiug with
his columns just before entering Santa
Clara his bor.se was shot under liiiu by
a Cuban sharpshooter. It is supposed
the shot came from a distant hillside.
Throughout the march from Rod as
tho captain-general was assailed by
mUsiles of this kind, and several times
barely escaped being wounded.
lie is greatly worried over it, and
largo scouting parties precede the ad
vancing Spanish columns to capture
the during marauders.
A Spanish force of 500 men was am
bushed Wednesday night near Xaza
rcuc, just west of Santa Clara, aud
narrowly escaped annihilation.
The insurgents had miued the road
and bridge over a creek and hidden on
the rod sides. As the Spaniards were
crossing the bridge the mines were ex
ploded killing 20 or 30 men and wound
ing many more. The blowing up of
the bridge divided the Spanish force
and tho Cubans fired on those in the
rear and charged with machetes. Many
Spaniards were driven into tbe creek
where they were drowned.
The soldiers in the rear column just
managed to escape annihilation. The
Cubans captured 50 prisoners and re
port over 100 Spaniards killed.
. AN AWFUL. TRAGEDY.
A Mother Throws Her Three Children
and Herself Into Yellowstone Hlver.
Bio Timbeb, Mont, Feb. 7. The
wife of John Cort last evening threw
her three children into the Yellow
stone river, and then jumped iu after
them. All were drowned. The cause
of the tragedy Is said t have been do
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Some people do not take their worth
lessness to heart enough to do them
nay good. Atchison Globe.
If parents would be more careful
About their walk before their children,
their talk to them would have more
weight. Ram's Horn.
In character, as in the mountains,
greatness la the accumulation of com
mon virtues, lifted up by the forces of
life. Chicago Standard.
"Beginnln at de bottom o' de ladder
an' wu'kln up," said Uncle Eben, "am
er good t'ing ter do oncet or twice t.
But dah's some dat make de mistake er
doin nuffln' but dat, ovuh an' ovuh
afi 'in." Washington Star.
Cease from this antedating of your
experience. Sufficient to to-day are the
duties of to-day. Don't 'waste life in
doubts and fears; spend yourself on the
work before you, well assured that the
right performance of this hour's duties
will be the best preparation for the
hours or ages that follow It- Tis
the measure of a man hie apprehen
sion of a day. B. W. Emerson.
The Mississippi river, at the point
where it flowe out of take Itaska, is
tea feet wide nnd eighteen laofe (Jwp,
that Is pefe, He sad tall of ellaUW feeds
Serves sod gives strvnrth f" the eefsasv
Thenrf see keep the Hoed pere by Wn
The beet In fact the On Tree Wood PertBerJ
Hood's Pills jSprVu"r"Sr
Beating tbe Aelhorltlee.
The man who carried ft carpet-bag-and
hay-colored whiskers stood on
tbe eorner, chuckling hoarsely to hint
self, and, when he thought no one
was looking, slapped his thigh up
roariously. Being of a friendly dis
position, the policeman on the oppo.
site corner strolled across and accosted!
"Say," said the stranger, "I've beers
hearin' such er lot abaont ther sharp
ers up hsre f Noo Yerk, but dinged 'I
I kin see It" )
"No?" inquired the policeman tenteV
"Kawl Why, et's es easy to fool ther
authorities es ter skin er polecat Up,
on tber next block one of ther special
inspectors seen me and fined er dollar
on ercount er the noo law again spit
tin' on their pavement"
"Did you pay it?" asked the police
man.. "Yepl Hed to, fer he seen me, an' 1
knowed it! but-"
He chuckled again.
"Say, thei's only ten minutes ergo
an' since then I spit 48 times." W. Y.
III Start In Life.
A refreshing variation of an
story came from New South Wales;
during the recent banking erisis, and
may have a special interest still.
A prominent banker in Sydney waa
holding forth on his early life.
"How did I get my first start in
life?" he exclaimed. "Why, one day I
picked up a pin." 1 ,
"Oh, that game's played out," waa
the general cry. ;
"I picked up a pin," the banker con
tinued "a diamond pin, which I
pawned for 50; and, after giving ten
shillings to charity to change my
luck, I began my career as a money
lender with the other 49 16a. To-day,
after 30 years' hard labor, t am a mil
lionaire, and, to celebrate the vent, I
have just given ten shillings Ltore to
charity." London Truth.
Twins In Site, Shape and Activity, j
This Is what those important l'ttle organs,
the kidneys are when healthy. In disorder
they may differ lu all three particulars. Dis
ease usually destroys them successively, not
simultaneously, and one may be active while
tbe other is semi-paralyzed. Give to both a
healthful impulse, without exciting them,
with Hostetter's 8tomach Bitters, which
forestalls such dreadful maladies as Bright'!
disease and diabetes. Use the Bitters, also,
for malarial, bilious, rheumatic, nervous,
bowel and kidney trouble.
"It is certainly wonderful how much
science can do for us." "Yes : Mrs. front
row has learned to hypnotise her baby, and
she didn't miss a club meeting the whole
week." Cleveland Record.
"1 havb two friends who never talk be
hind my back. You may think you have a
greater number, but probably you Are mis
taken." DrakeWateon. .
SALZEtVS GERMAN COFFEE BERRY.
A package of this and big seed cata
logue Is sent you by the John A. Salzer
Seed Co., La Crosse., Wis., upon receipt
f 15 cents stamps and this notice, k
Tosnrr (at hotel) "Why, mamma, see
what those peoplo are to have for dinner.
It's a spring bonnet." Mother "No, It
isn't, my son. That's an English pheasant"
Jcst Rioiit for Him. "What did you
think of our new patrol wagon!" asked the
roundsman of his friend who loafs for a
living. "Great! I was carried away with
Small Prices for Vehicles and Bernese. I
The Elkhart Carriage and Harness Mfg.
Co., Elkhart, Ind., have for 84 years been
selling their goods direct to consumers at
factory prices. Horse owners should send
for large, free catalogue that will save them
Breathless Hcstkr " I say, boy, did
you see a rabbit run by here I" Boy "Yes,
sir." Hunter "How long ago!" Boy "I
think it'll be three years next Christmas. "
Bras Thing. Hiply "I do hope that I
can smoke in the next world.' Diply "I've
no donbt that you will be accommodated."
Detroit Free Press
"Fob 6 years had neuralgia." You haven't
used St e scobs OU to cure it
"Yoo say they had a duel on the street!"
"Yes; French; two bystanders shot" Cin
Kxockbd out by lumbsgot It's because
you don't cure it with St Jacobs OIL
"Thb pun," said some one to Henry Er
sklne, an incurable at the practice, "fa tbe
lowest of all forms of wit" "And there
fore the 'nundation of it all."
JrsT try a lOe. box of Cascar "h candy ca
thartic,nnest liver and bowel regulator made
Thb devil's hardest blows are aimed at
the home. Ram's Horn.
"Cak't cure my rheumatism I" You
you must use St Jacobs OU.
To nos it of love is the greatest wrong
that can be done a child. Ram's Horn.
Wbbn bilious or costive, eat a Cascaret,
candy cathartic, cure guaranteed, 10c, 25a,
Borrowed trouble is always the mot
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