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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1891.
VOL. XV.-NO. 40.
K a ENliELMANN.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Ofllc? at store on Harmony Street,
CAPE CIRARDEAU. MO.
& S. HARRIS.
Physician and Surgeon
OflJr )n itar of Trirkry'i Dm Srore. corn!
t lnl-p-tnlfiif- and Sunih Street. Cape
fcurgerj and b i ases of tVnuiis.
It A. ASTHOLZ.
Bgrremry BuiMmgand Loan AssoctfttJoa.
Pe'rrturjr Kout.ia -tern Il4tr1ct AgTicvl
tora) Society. Oiiice, Court-bouse.
Do Your Insurance Business
In a ro nptny wlir? "record In th patttffa
uaratue ior uio luuire. insurvinuia
IIOJIE, OF NEW YORK,
LEO DOYLE, Agent,
K-) r. North Main Street, Cape Oirariea
Wi-'O in. apis.
Oape Girardeau, Ma
Ajrent for ik following
Reliable Companies :
FmnkltB Mutual, of St. Inul.
f.'.t.cn iii-iiram: Oirnpauy, St. Lou it.
hl'rntlfll l.ieuram-o Company, bprinr
T1i iM r 'hrof of thf tvrtaod most rHat!
ompanUa in tin country. dec 4,
N" aort n-lvfti weekly, Oitwrlea
wavafih More .ner of Fountain and
Harmony tir-'ta. noTJ.
$ho. on Main street, ni dior Mouth of tl
A.I ktti'Uot tfili Merit- ani Sh"Mit a
.,-'. hiiit'l. h-iiverv wason r,,n
E. I). EXCiEDIANX,
Mfllinery, Dry Goois
No Ml narmonj Street,
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI.
F. W. VOGT,
Knt.rp nw monk, the latent ImproTM and
it ''"'una anil llr-a'inir t-ven In the tnnr
fct. All kiml of Job Wo-k done in the bwt
manner anl ut inoilcmt? prie:..
ROOFINC AND CUTTERINC
A pacialtjr and work ftiarantced flrft-rlaaa.
Mechanieal and Suraical
yfom ail klnl of work In bla line, and f aar
ntee ail w irk .lore
Offlce at rsMrr.trc, corner Harmony and
Iron and Steel,
Apnliial Implements, Etc., Etc.
Agent, of the
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
Dealer tuppUed at Wboleaal Pries,.
87 and 89 Main Street,
CAPH GIRARDEAU. MO-
RIDER S W1CHTER1CH,
North Main Strret.
A foil and oomplet 11m of
Drug, Patent Medicine
Perfumery, Toilet Article
8tUonei7t Kotion. Et
flux. JIowaki says that at the clone
of the war (iVn. Sherman couM prub
ably pall five thousand oflteers by name.
TitF.kK are a .tout twelve thousand
T.H'kt-1-in-the-hlot machines in use in
this ciiuntry anl they comprise fifty
Tiik first argument y a nejT ever
mailt tNfoie the Kentneky eourt of ap-jM-aK
was made recently by .lames A.
I hihlsof Lexinirton.
Priusr. the municipal elections in
leiienos Ayn's the state of sicjfe was
surMnI. As Mum at the viHinf? nu.
Ntnp1etel thesieg- was resuineil. This
is the South American system.
It is reported that citizens of Russia
have raised five hundred thousand
HMinds Merlin? ami that the pivern-m-nt
will expend a like amount for an
exhibit at the Columbian exhibition in
Tiik fact that the sacrifice of the
Knigtits Templar in Miicago who sub
mitted to the operation of skin grafting
to save a brother knight was in vain
d.ies iiitt f let met from the heroism and
chivalry of the deed.
Joiix ri.rMyi K.ST. a New Jersey
sneak thief, was sentenced to sis months
imprisonment for stealing1 a fellow
iMianler's glass eye. lie has three
chances of seeing his error when the
ordinary criminal has two.
Tiik Ohio canal commissioners have
discovered that a strip ten feet wide, on
each side of the national road across
the entire state, and lie longing to the
slate, was held by private individual.
It amounts to thousands of acres.
Tiik iiickest trial on record is report
ed from Oconee. Ga. A man who stole
an umbrella from a store was arrested,
arraigned, pleaded guilty, and paid a
line of inside f fifteen minutes.
After the trial he claimed the umbrella,
but didn't get it.
Tiik eleventh rexri of the New York
slate ttoard of health contains a record
of its work during the last year. The
uio.t extraordinary HeurreiH-e during'
the year was the outbreak of the epi
demic of influenza, to which five thou
baud deaths an attributed.
Mokk than one hundred arrests have
lcen made in this country since Valen
tine's day of parties who "got even
by sending- caricatures on that day. It's
an offense against the postal laws, and
it is this practice which has brought
the custom into such disrepute that it
won't lie bean! of after a year or two
Wu.i.Hw Wai.tos was recently fined
one cent by a New York jury for the
killing of a man nho had villified his
mother. Walton made no denial of the
killing, and his attorney admitted the
laws and facts were ugainM, him. He
made an elofjuent appeal to the man
hood ami the love and reverence for
mothers, and in less than five minutes
the jury had reached a verdict,
"I iiki.ikvk." Raid lr. .lames K. Sul
livan, of St. Louis, "that in time a
chemical fond will le invented or dis
covered ii on which the human nne
will sulisist. It has lteen demonstrated
that a cleaner and purer article of food
can In made from chemicals than the
average varieties now in use. and it is
my opinion that a perfect food, such as
milk is to an infant, will lie prod need
,it some time, and that all natural foods
;vili he. considered su-ierfliious."
A MAN died in Savannah the other
day ho played no small part in the
sea duel Itetwcen the Alabama and
Kcnrsargc. His name was M ic had
Ma her. anil he was petty oflieer of the
Alabama. When the Alabama had
liecn sunk by the Kearsargv. and the
hitter's Itoats had n'setied her rew.
Maher jiniicd from one of the Federal
Itoats with the Alabama's pajM-rs in
his pockets, was picked up by some
English or French craft and escaped to
I! At.F-niMK wen first coined in Oeto
Imt. 1 and continued at intervals till
Hk'. then iliseontiuueil until 1 . The
issm ceased in ls:i. The thne-eent
fcilver coins, first issued in s,M. 4eas4d
in !ST:t. The five-tvnt nickel was au
thori.ed in lst;, and has I teen issued
n-g-ularly to the .resent time. In lOi
nickel thre-e'nt pieces ami a small
number of nickel cents were coined.
The two-cent bronze pieces were issued
in lst;i and discontinued in !?;. The
bronze cents issued in Ii4 have been
coined annually since.
Whkx ("en. Sherman took Savannah
a prominent citizen lH-g-gcd pnttection
for some valuable pictnns and family
plates. The conqueror said all right.
Then. In a burst of frank confidence
pn winced by this penerous response to
his fears, the citizen revealed to (ren.
Sherman that ho had buried in his back
yard a large quantity of priceless Ma
deira of the oldest and ranst vintage,
and estimated to Ik worth rer 40.000
lief ore the war. The general respond
ed at once: "That is medicine, ami con
fiscated to the hospital. What the
hospital did not need he distributed
among1 the tnnips.
As event of gTeat interest to astrono
mers, the disapjM'arance of Saturn's
rings, will take place in this year. On
Septcmlter the plane of the rings
will pass through the earth. At that
time the olserver on the earth will
look at them edgewise, and in pow
erful telescopes they will appear as a
M might line of light. ISetween Sept.
! ami 4 Kt, :to they will almost
cntin-ly disappear, inasmuch as the
sun and the earth will Ite on oppo
site sides of the plane of the rings.
After Oct. -0 they will nappear. the
sun again shining; on the same side pre
sented to the eartli.
A beoclar exodus of Mormons from
It ah to Mexico is quietly taking place,
and within the next three months a
large number of the saints will have
left The Mormons have a tract of land
in the state of Chihuahua, one hundred
and twenty-five miles lony and fifteen
miles wide, which they are settling up.
A colony of sixty will leave Pmvo in
April. All over the territory the saints
are pn paring to go south to "live their
religion. The head of the church is
said to be favoring the immigration and
putting np funds for those who have
none. It is estimated that 'i.OuO families
will more to Mexico this summer.
Thf. distinguished leaders of the
woman's movement, such as Miss An
thony and Mrs. Lucy Stone, are unani
mous in their declaration that if Anna
Dickinson is in financial distress the
women of the country should rally to
Epitome of the Week
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
WkdVkshav. March 4. The Fifty
first eonTess eame to an end at li
oVliK-k (noont. AH the regular appro
priation Mils anil tther important
h:o lmrrhased ' city woulU
pass. il an. , )oaJ . to flVe .;,
.lent Ilarri - -.SIro-ie.J-
1t",ns ' ranroa...
thaiikin- ; (0 learn tjlM Tlie -
1.1"! "P '' a ,ivcl-v ll,
si (led over y
rilv He ha-i ! be lots 01
lai thankre.p f.1Pm fr all tlieollii
II trv fitv lite j of Mayor.
FRC j seek the lfiau. ty records.
I.v the hous. ... j .ilation .f the state of Mis
press 14.0! hills were introduced and "" ".v & as follows: Whites,
in the M-nate .Vl.ti. In the Fifti-tli : -'.VM.4.W: colon-d. I54.ISI: Indians. UK:
-onr..s liilVl l.ills were intnliiced in : Japan. s.-. 4: Chinese. 4i:t: total. illT!",
the house and 4,liua ill the senate. The I 1M.
hills that lK-eauie laws durin? the con- ! Tiik eifrht-hour day for exposition
jrrcss just ended nnml.cred2.lsii. against j lalmr was adopteil at a meetin-f of the
1.M4 rnact.il in the previous c..nTess. ; worlds fair directory in riiicaifo.
In the Fiftieth conjrress President! Tiik death of Mrs. liodcnlx-r. agx-d 67.
Clereland vet.il lil hills and joint res-! occurred at Hamilton. .. and John
ol ut ions, while in the Fifty-tirt l'resi- 1 ll'-pplc. her agvrt brother, was so over
dent Harrison vetoed eleven. The total ! '' '' K1"'"'' "lllt h" "" "''a(1 "
appropriations for the l ist caijrress . the .-orpse.
will prohahly reach l..Wi.iHKi.(KK. IMir- ! Ar tiainesville. Miss., the first o!
injr the session three senators and rcd liar association in America was or
twclvc n-pn-sentatives died. ! (Tamzcd.
A . t:sl s liurcau hnllctin shows that " the Santa Fe road a passenger
the incrcas.-dnrint' the last ten years of ; train w as derailed near Havana. III..
the white ra.T has In-cn -i4 -r .-.-nt.. i and dcslroy.-.! I.y fire. Nine pi-rsons
while that of the colored race has l-j-cn were injureil and .lam.-s Sadler, the
t:i ncr cent. i fireman, was killed.
Tilt: president sijrncd the copyright
hill with a Mn made irom the quill
an American ea'le.
Till: legislation enacted I.y the last
eon$rcss will result in the opening up
of over s.H)MKhj acres of the puhlic laud
t.. sett lenient.
Tiik enlistment of 2.H00 Indians f..r
the army has oecn authorized hy s.i-re-tary
Tiik huin.-ss failures in the I'nitcd
States durini; the seven days ended on
the nth nuuilM-nil against .".! the
prc.-c.linf? w.i-kand '.lid the correspond- I
intr week last year. :
'I'iik treasury department has rcaf- i
firin.il its decision that Koch's lymph
is dutiable at the rate of nt cent,
Tiik total nuuilcr ..f sh.ip in the
country was estimated at 4:i.4:'.l.i:l.
airainst 44,:i.T- in Is'.mi. and conse
quently the woo! clip would b- ."...hhi.-
iwo pounds less than last year, when it t
was UT.i.iHKi.iMiO unds.
Tin: e.nsns bureau shows the vcrilinl '
populated of the I nited States in !s;hi '
to Ih r"...Vi2.iJi. :
At its convention in New York the
National Larha!l lcarue adopted a
new- form of contract which virtually
d.M's away ivith the reserve clause and
pives the players more rights.
Tin: firm of Henry T. Wills .V Co..
fruit merchants in New York city,
failed for skiii.inhi.
Tim: two sons of lien. Sherman re
ceived in New York letters of adminis
tration on their father's .-state. I'he
peneral left no will, and his jicrsonal
estate .Iocs not exunl 'i..VHi.
Is the Nottingham colliery at Ply
mouth. Pa-, an explosion fatally injured
At llri.lgciM.rt, Conn.. Lawrence
Murphy, aped 2S years, .li.il of heart
failure, caused by ex.i'ssive cigarette
Fl.ul.s destroyed the fruit-preserving
establishment of the J. . Schim
m.d Preserving Co. at Philadelphia,
causing a loss of S1:m.ihh.
In New York the first of a series of
meetings to In' held throughout the
country by union prisoners of the war
to raise money for a memorial hall at
Washington was hel 1.
destroyed the passenger lat ;
Citvof Kichiiioud and cargo at ,cw
York. The loss on the l..at was sp:.y
OiNl: fully insured.
iikf CajH- Cod the schooner Klsie
Sini'h. of Portland. Me., was wrecked
and eighteen lives were lost.
IIoiiiiki: entered the savings l.ank at
Frccport. Pa., and carried off s.'il.miil in
money and securities.
On April 1" next a reunion of the
founders of the republican party will lie
held at Trcuiont temple in poston.
Two i.itti.k cliildrn of li.'orge White
wen- burned to death i their home at
New Limerick. Me., during the aliscnee
.if their parents.
An explosion of gas in a coal mine at
Shamokin. Pa., kill.il John Llewellyn,
his son Frank and his son-in-law W. .1.
Tiik strike of ...ihhi coal miners in the
Monongahcla ll'a.) valley ten weeks
ago cniln! in a victory for the men.
their request for an increase of pay
In Philadelphia Hannah Williams.
ag.il 70. and her son liavid. aged ::-i.
were found dead in their house. They
were misers, worth S7.'..ikhi. and had
starved themseves to death.
At Koclicster. X Y., Lena Cunning
ham threw vitriol into the face of her
sleeping sister and the latter was terri
bly burncil. Jealousy prompted the
WEST AND SOUTH.
IIai pkt and Stevens, indiot.il for
frauds committed in taking the Minne
apolis censns last summer, were fined
2.1X10 and .l.noil respectively.
Nkak Alta. I'tah. two men were killed
in an avalanche and two were fatally
Firf. in a feed stable at Des Moines,
la., cremated sixteen horses.
Tiik buildings of the World's Colum
bian expisition will lie .ledicat.il in
October. with imp-ising cere
monies, the exercises to extend over four
The schedule of baseball games of
the National league for 1WH wat made
public. The season opens April S2 "Mid
and closes October 3.
Ai.iikrt Host, of Host's Mills. X. C,
and Thomas Pemberton. of Little Rock,
Ark., were burned to death in a fire
that destroyed the high school ir. Mon
roe, X. C.
Ix Yolo county. Oal.. hundreds of
ranches were under water, and the loss
to property was estimated at Sl.OUO.noo.
lx Oklahoma the race question was
said to le assuming a serious phase,
and fighting between black and white
people was reported to lie imminent.
IIaniki. McM ahon killed Miss Annie
Murphy near Port Huron. Mich., and
then took his own life. Jealousy was
Fob the brutal murder of Annie
Murphy Daniel McMahon was given a
life sentence at Port Huron. Mich.
The death of tieorge M. Chilcott,
ex-United States senauir from Colora
do, occurred suddenly in St liuis.
At llooneville. Mo.. John Oscar
Turlington was hanged for the uiurder
of Sheriff Crannier,
The legislature of South Pak ta ml-
j journi'! :.n .15. on the fith.
SlIAKKSI'KAKK KKKVCK. alllS .MH-oll
Miivkry icoliirt'd) was hanjfetl at New
castle. m-1.. for an assault upon little
I Crace lark. a white irir! of 11 years.
In St. Louis on theivth four men com
John 1. l.oKiNiv. I'nitetl Stats sena
tor from tleoria. Iia-s joined the Farm
ers A I hanee.
ue la.-.-..,,.,, a f:inil,.r. an,( ,is
t:tJ. iri)lll t vMvr .,jti,. l.t their
'" " an1 Kmi'linf. a Irt-
..rl,ter. was fatally injured
ily ol.-. tioii
c!i"U afi T ,ne "' Ur S"",h "I"''- 'r,! I
.. t- s" n Ihnm-ua Indian. diel
cauuiuaies i - ; i i
cs with tliee, . m,nrlu..- ?
.t iii.i vi'.-irv
Thai ollicf. Tex., t.yether with nearly
hkn opx.site I'atriot, Intl.. the
drumhead of the steamer Kuckeye Stat
cxi.Im1ciI and .lames Jones, Ash Vlne
Mk and Sam Hamilton were fatally
Fi.amks at U'cllstown. O.. dcstroy.il
tell business houses.
In the ricinily of Newiv.rt. Miss., a
cyclone made a clean sweep of hons-s.
hams antl tnts. and two colored per
sons a woman and a lioy were killed.
A .-oi.oi:ki. man nam.il Willhan was
iriven .Mm lashes on the hare back near
Williamston. S. .. for an attempt to
assault a white woman.
An old quarrel lN-tweeii lr. lieorjrc
: J. llarrison and I r. ieor(r ISainl.
I.roiuincnt citizensot Whcelinff. W. Va..
result.il in the fatal shooting of the
A skvkiik earthquake shock was
f. lt in Tas.ma. Seattle and several
other places in 111
state of Washiny-
Tiik p ipnlal ion of Texas by races is
as follows: W hites. 1,741. 1'.MI: colored,
4 :.j.s:;7; Indians. 7";: ( hin-se. 7-.7:
Japan. -v. :;: total.
John IUkssiikkk. a hotel keeper at
llatcsville. I ti.l.. in a lit of jealousy
shot his wife seriously, killed Ills. little
daughter and then took his own life.
Mi:s Annik Jonks. of Cleveland, o..
cclcbrate'l her Uioth birthday.
Tiik North Dakota and North Caroli
na legislatures adjourned sine die.
At Harden. Tenn.. Mrs. Sarah Itel-
knap killed her two little daughters
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the, t...k her ow n life. No cause
known for the crime.
A Ko x and her five children were
lro-.vn.il at Solomoiiville. A. T . while
endeavoring to cross the Cila river .in a
, FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
Maiia..as.-.k advices say that Kami
; asatra. eovcrmir of the provin.-e of
i Cclaiioud. res.ntinr a petition from
' the populace to the government to de-
fend them from cruelties massacred -,7'
I persons, includinff men. women and
! children. iH-lon-rinj,' to the leading fam
ilies. Tiik death of Leonard Jerome, th.
; well-known New York turfman and
; broker, occurred in llriirhton. Knir..
. aired i'o years.
i Ki.l:nii" for li.cml.crs ..f the d.-
minion parliament in Canada resulted
in the mi ss of the povernment ot
conservative party. Its majority in
the house of commons, however, would
liejrrcatly rc.ln.iil and would proba
bly not cx.ml l.V In the last house it
Xkau Zanzibar -J(K Africans were
killed by licriuan stddicrs.
.'now the Canadian provinces re
turns show.il that the conservatives ear
ned the dominion by a majority of 31.
Till: fii and rally hill was vct.H-d by
liov. ilovcy of Indiana, on the tt h. In
his message the governor gave as his
main reason for refusing to si-n the
bill the fa.-t that it was not effective at
( on.i' and jicriiiittcd the present incum-
lients all over the state to extort fees
fn in the public for the next two yens
'1 he hill w-as promptly passed over the
governor's veto by both houses and lic
calne a law.
Two i.itti.k children of William
Kriiikman. of West Milton. O.. a twiy
and girl, aged 4 and years left alone
in the house, on the tith. while their
mother was out milking, were burned
to death. The clothing of the younger
child caught lire from the stove, and
the elder, in trying to save, perished
Ir was announced in Ottawa, (int..
on the'.ith. that if the courts will per
mit it the election in every county that
went against the government will lie
pn.testnl and the tight lie made over
igain. Sir John MacDonald expects to
win back a numlicrof these seats.
In his testimony In-fore the New
York state senate committee investi
gating the sugar trust, tt. S. YAUs. an
accountant, said that the trust hao
made a profit of over Sl!.!ri!l.0ii0. of
which the stockholders had received
but HI per cent.
Kioiitkkx sacks of letters and thirty
five sacks of newspapers sent from New
York city, on the sth, by the Chicago
express on the New York Central rail
road, were lost in the destruction of a
baggage car by fire while in transit.
Tiik corporation of Manchester. En
gland, has resolved to advance 500.000
to the Manchester &. Liverpool Canal
Co., which proposes to make the former
city accessible to (teamen and ships of
the heaviest draught.
A comhissiox will be appointed by
the Italian government for the purpose
of investigating the circumstances at
tending the murders at Massowah. in
which Italian officials are alleged to lie
Tiik Southern Pacific citrus fair
opened at Los Angeles. CaL, on the 9th.
It is estimated that 1,000,000 oranges
were used in the displays.
Tiik freight revenues of the Burling
ton railroad fell of 40 per cent, during
the month of February. Several sta
tions have been closed.
51. Seets, a lion tamer, was fatally
torn by one of his beasts, at the Pans
hiph.Nlrome. on the 9th.
On the Sth Assistant Postmaster Will
iams of Anaconda, Mont., was arrested
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Sl.te Bond, to be Redeemed.
State Auditor J. 51. Seibert drew his
warrant on the treasury. February SS,
for 8;."0,0ii to pay C'JJ $1,000 option
bonds, which the governor, auditor,
treasurer and attorney-general, by ad
vertisement, called in for redemption on
5Iarch 13, He also drew his war
rant for S4.iil2.40 to pay the interest on
these from January 1 to Slarch 15, the
date when these bonds became re
deemable at the pleasure of the state.
These warrants ore drawn in compli
ance with section M.W, IE. S.. ls!.
which require warrants to be drawn
fifteen days prior to the maturity or
date of payment of principal and inter
est of the state debt. No part of the
state debt will fall due in 1M1. but the
option of the 5-20 3-$ per cent, state re
funding bonds issu.il in lss.i-7. will lie
frin on the 15th of March, and the whole
lot lieeoming redeemable on that date
have leen called in for payment with
out the l.iss of a day. Hy thisaction the
state debt will be reduced SC50.000. -and
the interest stopped .in that amount at
the earliest possible day. The state de
positories pay less than 1 per centfor
state moneys. Uy promptly calling in
for redemption S'.."i0.0uo of a1-; percent,
bonds the state will save i pe? nt. in
terest rvnltentiary SuppltM.
The lioard of prison insp.i'tors has
received and open.il proposals for sup
plying the penitentiary with beef, coal
and wood for a peri.id of one year from
5Iay I. is'll. The Consolidated Coal Co.
if St. Louis was the only bidder for the
coal contract, and offered to supply
it at S2.30 per ton. a reduc
tion of 15 cents per ton on the
contract now in force. The bidders
on the woid were 11. M. Marshall. S2..VJ
per cord: llainsey fc Malian, S2.74 per
cord, and Alexander Stewart, S2.79 per
cord. The contract was awarded to
51r. Marshall. The bidders on the lieef
supply were fourinnnmlicr. as follows:
J. W. Cordon. S2-4 per 10 pounds: J.
T. liaker. S2.'J: I. D. Wright. S2.50;
Washington Walthani. .2..'.s. The
inspectors e. insi.lcr.il these bids t.wi
high, aad rejected all of them, instruct
ing the warden to advertise for new
bids. The prison is now ticing sup
plied with beef at a contract price of
62-44:s' per lliO pounds.
St. I.ouU Hch.Hil for the lllin.l.
The sp.iial committee apfMiinted by
the legislature to examine the state
school for the blind at St. Louis re
ported through Senator Owen Miller, of
St. Louis and unanimously recom
mended the removal of the school from
its present location on the ground that
the building is a fire-trap and that a
suburban l.icntion would lie milch liet
terforthe health, safety anil comfort
of the inmates
A llrekleM Shooter.
John Schultz. a St. Louis barlicr,
while intoxicated, discharged a pistol
at his brother-in-law. Michael Schwab,
but his aim licing unsteady the bullet
T - crfcMite.l the eye of Miss Mary ISohn,
Kh(1T, WilIkinp on t,. htm.t illUi(.t.
frni Arobably fatal wound.
ted the eye of Miss Mary Holm,
Trc.arrr wtruheni. Report.
State Treasurer Lon V. Stephens re
port to Civ. Francis forMarch sh.iw.il:
Balance February 1. St.'.i!s.54.14: re
ceipts during February. S5wi.ii2fi.T7: div
burscments during February, ?21s,5lo.
T4: balance on hand March 1. ;.2sr,,
C62.IT. A I'.irpM III. Hed-Frllnir.
At Kansas ity Kd ward Johnson went
to lied, supposing that his Isil-fellow.
F'dward Fuller, was asleep. The next
morning Fuller was found to lie dead,
and was probably dead when Johnson
went to IhiI. Heart disease.
An lnane Mun strangled.
John Hogan, sent to the insane asy
lum at St. Joseph from Kansas City, lic
coming violent, was fastVncd to the lied,
lint managed to slip the fastening from
his waist to his neck. and. falling out of
bed. was choked to death.
A Stj Granted m "Murderer.
Gov. F'rancis has granted a stay of
execution in the case of Lewis Bulling,
the St. Joseph wife-murderer, sentenced
to be hanged at Savannah, Andrew
county, until April 17.
Imnnw read Shlpmenfiu
Thirty-five car-loads (l.Oon.iMK) pounds)
of lead were recently shipped from the
Joplin mines for Scotland. This makes
3.000.000 pounds shipped from Joplin
to Scotland within the past six months.
The movement in St. Louis to erect a
tatue to the late n. Sherman prom
ises snccess The city will make an
appropriation, w hieh w ill lie added to by
private siilisrriptions. It w ill bo placed
in front of the new city hall.
iJidle. mn Candida..
Owing to the announcement of their
candidacy for county school commis
sioner by several ladies of Macon coun
ty, an interesting election is antici
pated. lie Via Once a Senator.
Ex-Cnited States Senator George 51.
Chilcott.of Colorado, died in a St- Louis
hotel a few days ago. The remains
were shipped to Colorado for inter
ment. Slipped III. Handrails,
Thos. Stockton, a prisoner, slipped.
his handcuffs in St Louis and escaped.
Two deputy sheriffs lost their heads"
few minutes later.
The residence of Joseph Eldrinphoff.
smoke-house and granary, in Howell
county, were destroyed by fire. Loss.
over S2.000; partly insured.
With a Shotgun.
Edgar Stanley, aged 20, committed
suicide in Xodaway county by placing
the muzzle of a shotgun in his mouth
and discharging' it (the gun).
A Child Severely Scalded.
Katie, aged 8, daughter of 5Iichael
Courceny, of fit. Louis, was perhap,
fatally scalded by the upsetting of span
filled with boiling water
Coafederat Home Collections.
Mine hundred and forty-nine dollars
and twenty-five cents have been collect
ed in Vernon county lor tne .Missouri
A Big Transfer.
The Boatmen's bank of St Louis wai
moved to its new quarters the other
day, involving the transfer of over
(1,000,000 in casn-
Tm tha rHaaaonds from Her Ears.
A Kansas City burglar tore the dia
monds from the ears of Hiss Clara Mor
ris sad pcaped. She was alons la tt
THE MISSOURI LEGISLATURE.
Sjaopaia of the I'roeredloga of the Thlrtv
siith raeral Anaemblv.
JlllMiAT. M4K.-R ?.
SEXATE A luri;.-nun.lN-r of petitions were
presented from different parta of the state
a.kinx lite passage .if the I'nrk.-r anti-.ii;ar.-ttv
vill. Mr. ll-aH-e intni-luc.il a
bill tiiviiiv elect ten contest i-im preference
over oilier eases In the uprrine court. Sen
ate dill for tilt- rcfritlution ot railroads and
express companies was taken up, and, after
a lolifC debate, indi-ttnitely postponed. Ad
journed till the M.
IforsE Ui solution authorizing counties
and cities to pension a.-d and disabled
school teachers was defeated. Iluuse joint
and conrurrcut resolution empowering
county courts to levy 15 cents on the $IUi
valuation for road puipns.-s was taken up
and passed. The house spent uuist of the
di.v discussing the appropriations lor elee
mosynary institutions. An evening session
was held, at which the only busine.s was the
enKr.isst.icnt of bills. Ailjourne.1 till the :td.
TrESIIAT. S1K.-H 3.
SENATE A large number .if petitions were
presented asking for anti-cigarette Inrisla
tioii. A resolution was adopted express
ing the opinion of the assembly that a spe
cial session of the legislature lie call.il Jan
uary next for apportioning the state into
ro.igressi.inal di-drict. l.ills passed: Cre
ating the oftk-e of circuit attorney in judicial
circuits composed of more than onrcounly
orcity. IM-nyiiig mm -residents or persons
sbout to leave the county or state the In-ne-tits
of exemption from seizure for debt of
household g.NMls. Senator sparks- bill pro
viding for a constitutional convention was
felialed all afternoon. Ailjourn.il till the
llot'SE A resolution reijuestlng the gov
erniir to convene the legislature in extra
session at the close .if the present session
was iiid.-ltnitely postponed. Mr. Julian in
troduced a bill requiring oltio hol'lers to
divide clerical hire eiii:.llv between mule
and female clerks. Mr. Kuby moved to re
consider the vote by which the romuiitt.-e
school text-liook bill wasonter.il engrossed,
stating that he wished to make some correc
tions The motion was carried and the en
tire fiaht riiipened. Hills passed House bill
for the regulation o( express companies:
house bill appropriating money lor support
.if the varionsstate departments; house bill
atii.-nditig the ehange-of-Tcnue law so as to
r.-iinre the submission of competent evi
dence before n change is granted ; house hill
repealing ,i-tion of the law which permits
corporations to call for special jury on de
posit i.l Adjourned till the nil.
Skxatk House bill proTiilitigforthe week
ly pay tiient of wages to miners was taken up
on a committee report and a motion niade
to tn'l.-litiitely postpone. lN-liate lasted until
nearly noon, when the motion was defeated
by a vote .if 21 yeas to 9 nays. Senator
Sparks' bill, providing for a constitutional
convention, was called up, and wiltio.it lur
ther debute put upon its passuge. It was de
feated -y-a. 14 ; nays. IA. Among the bills
passed were: lte.iilring p. rsons driving
vehicles to turn to the right w h.-n another
vehicle is I...-C ; making it a misdemeanor to
obtain hoard nnd.-r fraudulent prctrn--:
making it a misdemeanor to steal a Issik or
papers from a public library. I'.-mling dis.
cassion on senator!' ochran's bill to prohibit
the sale of imitation butter, the senate ad-jouno-d
Ilot sr. A rcsolul ion. offered by Mr. r'erris.
congratulating the country on the expira
tion of the I ilty-nrst congress, was tabled.
House joint and i-ineiirreut n-s-ilution au
thorizing citn-s of I'O.il1! inhabitants and
over to iwnsion superannuated school-teachers
was tuhl.-il. Mr. Coots introduced a
joint and eoticiiiT.-iit resolution empower
ing the governor lo receive from the gov
ernment all money refunded to the state
nii-l.-r the dir.i-t-tuv bill. Mr. Titblis pre
sente.1 a supplementary n-s iliition direct
ing that tin- money so rec.-iv.--l lie pl.iceil
in the treasury to tin- credit of the school
fund. Itoth resolutions were left pending.
Tue bill appropriating fluff m for mileage
and p. r di.-tn of memlM-rs.il the general as
si-nibly. and 7n.'si for contingent expenses,
was adopted in the commttt.i- ol the whole
and afterwards ordi-n-d engrossed. Among
the bills passed were: Ri-dii.-iuglhec.iiitra.-t
rale ot interest from 10 to s per cent. Kx-t.-nding
the Australian election law t.i every
voting precinct in the state. Adjourned till
senate Iti-nioiistruiiii-s were presented
from labor unions of st. loui protesting
against the displacement of l-alsir t'ouiiuis
sioner Mcrtwcathcr. Mr. Major introduced
a joint resolution lor the acceptance bv the
slate .if mon.'V due under the tiileral ilirect
tax bill. Mr. .shciton introduced a bill au
thorizing co..nti.-s to bear the expense ol
lratisMirtiiig ind igeiit -x-c.iiif.-der:t.-s to t lie
II iirgmsi ill.- home for ex -confederates. Mr.
t'ochrai.'s bill to prohibit Ihesaleof tiogn
butter was defeated. Mr. Kspens.-hi.irs
lull for the est.ibli-hue-nt of p.-.iny
suviugs banks snffireil like fate. A
message was re.eived Iron, the governor
recommending an appropriation for the
world's fair. It was ri f- mil tothe judiciary
Committee fur an opinion as to the power ol
I lie i-sscitihlv to make such an appropriation.
Several bill- p:.-cd. Adjourned fill tile Ml).
Hot sK A letter of tliutiks was read from
the family of .ien. Sherman ciini-ernitig the
memorial adopted by tin- himse. A mess ige
was rn-eive I Iron. liov. Krum-is rc-omui tid
ing the appropriation of not less thull $l.il.
wsilorthe worliTs fair, several bills were
passed. Amgiitse ssioi. was held, at whii-h
eotistfl.-ruble business was transacted. Ad
toiiru. d till the ah.
tltll.xr. MSK. H S.
skv.tk Mr. Cochriiu's bill authorizing
street ri.ilwi.ys to curry I iiit.il states mail
was ri-sirti-d favorably. Mr. Major Intro
duced a bill transferring i..siiraai-e fees to
the general revenue of the st lie. Hills were
considered lor engrossment until the l: u:r
for recess wtti-n amotion to adjourn tol 2
p. in. ol the :ith prevailed.
HolsE Mr. Lyman presented a petition
from the real estate and stock exchange of
Kansas I 'ity askn.4 for li-gislution to sepa
rate the e.ty from Jueko.n county. The
house then took up Hie silb-titille bill re
ducing railroad pas-engcr rutcs. A number
of umcndmetits were offer.-d. and thedehalv
rumbled .ivereverylhing pertaining to railroad-.
Mr. Karris made a strong speech
against any reduction in present rates. The
amendments were defeated one alter anoth
er. Hi-bate w as continued on the bill until
the previous .jiie-lioti was ordered, when
the bill was engrossed. The appropriation
rommitt.-c reported the bill appropriating
ft'i...! for improvement of the state capitol
adversely. The bill appropriating 1 .fli.msi for
support of the -tat.- militia and V-,'sr for thn
aniversity cudet- wus cotisiilereil in commit
tee ol the whole for three hours and report-r-t
ba.k f.ivorabiy without change. Ad
journed till the Uli
S4TI K1IAT, MAR. II 7.
Senate Th.- senate was not in session.
H.irsE Mr. ll'innell .iffer.il a resolulion
extending the thanks of the house to tho
pr-ss .-orr."pon'l.-ets for their fairness in
reporting the proceeding. A-loplcd. Mr.
T.iblis mtriHliic.-d a bill to transfer to the
public scIiihiI fund money received under
tl..- federal direct tax bill. Mr. Kama, of
I'cmisi ot. moved th.it all the bills on the
eulend r. s:t in niiuil-cr. be engrossed. Car
ried. A few unimportant senate bills were
read a third time and p..ai-d. Adtuiirn;i
till M a. li. of tliAWU-
CURIOUS ADS AND SIGNS.
Ax Italian prince advertises in a
newspaper at Nice for an American
In some foreign cities there are men
hired to attract a crowd to their em
ployers windows by staring and gazing
A saloon in Cumberland Gap, East
Tennessee, has the following inscrip
tion: "Sunny Side saloon. Polytix St
other trix diskusscd at all ours."
A cVRtors advertisement in an En
glish paper says: "This concert takes
place to-night (Friday), and not yester
day, as was erroneously announced.
Ax enterprising publisher in London
advertised for several bald-headed men,
painted the name of his paper on each
head and tried to get them front seats
at a theatrical performance, but the
manager of the theater objected.
A RECENT issue of a paper published
in Natal, South Africa, contained this
advertisement: "Wanted A young
lady as lady's companion, and to assist
in teaching three children. Apply to
J. P. J. Biggarsburg. X. B. Three
eligible bachelors kept on h premises,"
A DEAD MAN'S MILLIONS.
The M 111 of the l-at Jonathan Sroville. of
Haftalo. X. V A Nam tier of l-obllc Be
quests An I nacknowledged tiift Cost,
BrrPAMi. N. Y.. .March 10. The will
of the late Jonathan Scoville was of
fered for probate yesterday. The es
tate is estimat.il at about $3,000,000.
The testator gives to his two sistcis
?20.000 each, to his nephew Wm. II.
Harper, of Chicago, and to his niece,
Mary L. Filling, of Washington. 815.
ooo. He gives in trust for his nephews
Samuel Scoville and Paschal and J. V.
Fisher. S50.000 each. To the widow of
his deceased brother. Samuel Scoville.
an annuity for life of $500. To the St.
Johns Episcopal society of Salisbury.
Conn., the interest in perpetuity of 50,
000 and to the Methodist FZpiscopal un
ion chajK-1 .if Chapinville. 500 per an
num in perpetuity. He gives to the
Buffalo orphan asylum. Historical so
ciety tine arts academy, St. Vincents,
female asylum and the Home for the
friendless S5.000 each. He gives to the
Buffalo fine arts academy 2.500 and a
like amount to the general hospital to
lie used for a sch.Hil for nurses
A nalicil. however, revokes the be
quest to the Fine Arts academy and di
rects that K..00O be given to the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil
dren and S20.0O0 to the I'niversity of
Article 111 gives 812.000 for a suitable
building in Salisbury. Conn., for the
use of a public library. Other minor
liequests are also made, and the bal
ance of the estate goes to trustees in
trust for the six children of his brot her.
the late Church Scoville. to lie given
them successively, as they lm-onie .if
The history of the revocation of the
line arts lwqn.st is a eurions one.
Alsmt a month ago Mr. Seville sent
some statuary to the Fine Arts academy
but no acknowledgment of the gift was
mad.-, which angered Mr. Seville so
that he had the codicil frain.il. saying:
"If these people don't think enough of
a gift I send them to ackn.iwl.ilge it.
why they need not have any more."
The u.-a.iemy trustees say that the
statuary came just after a regular
monthly meeting and they were wait
ing for the next meeting to make the
Sherman Memorial Services Held hj tho
H. A. R. I'oats of Nashville. Tenn. The
Nenlon an Interesting and Notable
Nashvh.i.e. Tenn.. March 10. Me
morial servii-swere held Sunday after
noon at the Spruce street Methodist
church in memory of Gen. William T.
Sherman and was notably a sun-ess
Dignili.il. solemn, impressive and well
arranged, an uncommonly happy selec
tion of music, which was m.Nlestly and
tastcfnllT rendered, the emblems
of mourning and beautiful flowers,
all combined to make it a most
interesting service. George II.
Thomas and I. 11. Sheridan jMtsts
G. A. 11.. marched from headquarters in
a lsaly. preceded by two buglers and a
drum, playing the -Woman's Itrlief
Corps March." and a standard-lx-arer
carrying a furled and erau-wnipped
national flag. The buglers passed into
the church playing the dirge, and did
not cease their mournful music until
the posts had passed to the front rows
in the cosy and pretty auditorium. The
altar was covered with the national
flags and the chancel was filled with
tall palms. pott.il plants ami
fresh flowers A portrait of Gen.
Sherman .Hinpi.it a prominent posi
tion in view .if the congregation,
which completely filled the church.
The ceremonies wen- presid.il over by
W. .1. Watson, commander of George
H. Thomas I'ost. No. 1. an.l well-known
Grand Army men were ranged around
him. am-'ing them S. o. Merrill, senior
vi.-e-tiimiiian.ler: S. L. Mills junior
vice-commander: C. I'. Smart, adjutant:
Kev. F. M. Carvath. chaplain: Hon.
John Kuhm. Hon C. W. Whittaker.
Gen. G. I'. Thurston. Capt. C. A. Schuc
fcr and others The addresses by Hon.
C. W. Whittaker. Capt. Schacfcr and G.
1. Thurston mere appropriate and im
pressive. COLOMBIA'S RAILWAYS.
An Interesting statement Concerning tbn
Railways of Colombia.
Washington. March 10. The de
partment of state has received from the
I'nitcd States minister at Itogota an in
teresting statement eon.i-ming the
railways of Colombia, in which he says:
'This country is among the most
monntainous of the world. As a re
sult, all communication is and always
ha: la-en. most difficult and expensive.
Nearly all freight mnst be transported
by mules as siain as it leaves the great
rivers The people here realize their
difficulties caused by the tedious meth
ods now employed, and with a com
mendable spirit of progress have made
numerous contracts with various for
eign companies for the construc
tion .if roads F'or one reason
or another the contracts have
not been productive of great results
So that to-day there are only nine
railroads in the country, aggregating
in length 2U0 kilometres and two of
these, covering about forty-two kilo
metres were built by native compa
nies." Colombia, he says has no system of
i-ailr.ia.ls but only isolated short lines
The need of more and better con
strue ted and better managed roads is
keenly felt This situation induced the
congress to grant several concessions to
foreign companies for the construction
of new roads
sir Charles Hi Willing to Return to Poblle
I.oxtMi.N. March 10. Sir Charles
Dilke has consented to lie the lilieral
candidate for the Forest of Dean. In
accepting the invitation to he the can
didate Sir Charles said yesterday that
he had often said his decision was not
to return to public life until he had
cleared his character. Xo legal process
existed whereby he could prove the
falsity of the charges against him. but
his vindication, presented to the public
in pamphlet form, enabled bim to pre
fer the troubles of political life to the
ease of a literary career.
Secretary Proctor on a Toar of Inspec
tion. Wahhtxtox, March 10. Secretary
1'roctor has started on an extensive in
spection tour of military posts He will
first make a tour of Texas, thence to
New Mexico, Arizona and onward to
the JVacific coast. He will return by
the northern route, stopping at all the
important posts en route. He will stop
at Chicago toe'xamine the progress being
made on buildings at Fort Sheridan
and with the view to determining what
allotment he will make for carrying;
on the work there during the nejjt Ca
A PHENOMENAL RISE.
Tho CaaaberhM River aim with Ca
wonted Rapidity. Canal ag Meets UN
and Damage at NaahvlUo, Tea a., sod
Vicinity A Largo Knnxbar of People
Orivea from Their Homes. -Nashville,
Tenn., JIarch 10 The
phenomenal rise in the river continues,
and at I a. m. the gnage read 46.6 feet,
a rise since Friday morning of 2.V6
feet More damage has been done
by the rapidity of the rise than
would otherwise have occurred.
Probably between 1,500 and 3.000
people have been driven from their
homes and the goods in the warehouses
and cellars have suffered much damage.
As viewed from the bridge, the river is
a vast angry torrent spreading out over
the low lands Nearly all the lumber
yards are overflowed, and in some a
considerable loss will result The river
has brought out a vast amount of drift
wo.nI. and it is passing the city in great
quantities During the day it waa
raining slowly and steadily. Mer
chants have been busy all the day in
in.iving goods from cellars and
warehouses near the wharf to higher
ground. It is estimated that there are
lictwecn .100 and 500 families in the city
that have been driven from their homes
by the high waters. At the police head
quarters many applications for shelter
are being made. The reports from all
points on the river show that it is rising
everywhere, and the fullness of the
Ohio and Mississippi will prevent the
Curnlierland from running down as
rapidly as it otherwise would.
The Flood In the CantherlanL
Nasiiiivii.le. Tenn., March 9. The
river continued to rise slowly all day
to-day. Last night the gauge read 47.9
f.i-t 40 feet being the danger line.
Kiver men predict that without any
more rain the river will go 3 feet
higher. It was clear and cooler here
this morning, but turned warmer late
this aft.-m.sin. About 500 families
hay- been driven from their homes and
a great many cellars have been over
flowed, and merchandise that was
stored in them damaged. The large
lumber yards and the saw mills have
suffered considerably, the damage so
far to them being estimated at 510.000.
A NAVAL DRY DOCK.
Mite Adjoining the Naval Reservation
at Algiers. Lav. Reroaaenoed by tho
.orating C ommission Tae Price ml th
Washington. March 10. The report
'.f the commission of naval officers ap
jaiiiited to select a site for a dry dock
on the Gulf of Mexico or its connecting
waters, submitted its report to the sec
retary of the navy yesterday. The
commission reports in favor of a site
adjoining the present naval reservation
at Algiers. La., opposite New Orleans
A commission previously appointed had
selected the same site, bnt the report
is never formally approved.
In its report the commission says
that the primary requisites for a dry
lock are a clear channel to the sea at a
depth of at least twenty-six feet sta
bility of foundation to support a load
of 1J.INJ0 tnna, and rn-oaeetion bv a dia-
tan.-e of 12 miles or by an intervening
elevation of the ground from gun-fire
from the sea. All the requirements
were found at the site selected, and
after reviewing the advantages and
disadvantages of other places visited
Key West Tampa, rensacola, Jlobile,
I'ort Eads New Orleans Galveston and
Aransas Pass the commission says:
A review of the foregoing shows that
the south pass of the Mississippi af
fords the only entrance twenty-six feet
deep to a port or harbor in the Gulf of
Mexico or waters connected therewith,
far enough from the sea to be safe
The price asked for the site selecteit
which extends from the Southern Pa
cific railroad ferry down 5.000 or X.00O
fcrt along the river bank is $150,000.
but the commission thinks that thej
sum of SHHI.OIHI. asked by one of the
parties, the Oliver estate, for its part of
he aite. is excessive.
A TRAGIC SCENE.
A surly Mow Attarna llht Trainer at a
Rehearsal of -Nero- In the Paris Hippo
dromeMom. Meets the Trainer. Palslty
Injured by the Teeth mmm laws ml th
Parts March 10. A tragic scene was
witnessed at the hipptalrome. where
the spectacle of 'Nero" was in re
hearsal. A graphic feature of the show,
as it is proposed to be rendered, con
sists in an attack by a number of lions
upon wooden effigies of the human
form which are placed in the
arena. The lion-tamer. M. Sects had
just concluded the morning's drill of
six lions and was driving them back
into their cages when one of the
brutes became surly and refused
to be driven into the rage.
After caging five of the animals M.
Sects returned, and arming himself
with a strong lance, advanced upon the
obstinate lion which had firmly planted
itself in a remote corner of the arena.
While attempting to force the beast
toward its quarters the lance slipped
from the tamer's grasp and rolled
several yards from him. Like a
flash of lightning the enraged
animal sprang upon the helpless
man. burying its teeth and claws deep
intxi his flesh, and rending him in a fear
ful manner. 5Ieanwhileanothertrainer
jumped into the circle and bravely cn
g ig.il the lion, distracting its attention
from M. Sheets and wounding it severe
ly on the forehead. Other attendants
n iw came to the rescue, and the in
furiated animal was finally put behind
the bars of Its cage.
Hud pnt of Tw Little Children In th
Absence of Their Mother.
West Miltos, O., Marchia-Two lit
tle children, a boy and girt aged 4 and
years of 51 r. William Brinkman were
bnrncd to death in the absence of their
parents The mother, having started a
lire in the cooking stove, left the chil
dren by the fire and went to do the
milking. The younger child climbed
upon the stove hearth, his clothing be
came ignited, and his sister in endeavor
ing to extinguish the flames came in
vmtact with them. Her own apparel
.a.tght fire, and both were horribly
l.nrned. They died shortly after.
Rich Train Robber.
Browxsvii.uk. Tex., March la-Tha
particulars of a plot which resulted in
the robbery of a train on the Rio
Grande river on January 19 and loss of
M,000 have come to light, Juan Ben
its a rich planter in jail here and baa
confessed. The leader of the party is
a well-known smuggler named Simon
Garcia The night after the robbery
he stole three horses and left for Mexi
co. He is being pursued by Mexican
cavalry. A portion of the stolen money
has been recovered and all the robbers
will probably be captured. They w ers
all raiwban siring in this count v.