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BEX II. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1891.
VOL. XV.-NO. 44.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Offloe at store on Harmony Street.
CAPB GIRARDEAU. ' MO.
& 8. HARRIS.
Physician and Surgeon
Oflloe la icv of Trlckey s Drug Store, ooruet
ef Independence ami Kpantab Streets. Caps
GinrdHiL (Special utnuoa glvea W
Barter uU)jnia of females
H. A. ASTHOLZ,
wecietatj Building and Lou Ajsocfatloa.
Secretary Boutnesdern District Agrieml
enrol Soeiet. Office. Court-house.
So Your Insurance Bnsinesa
In a company wbow record In th. raatiaa
guarantee (or to. future. Insure lo lie
HOME, OF KEW YjDRKe
LEO DOTLB, Agent,
ffo X North Main Street. Cap. Olrardaaav
Oape Girardeau, - Mo.
Agent (or the following
Reliable Companies :
Franklin Mutual, of ftt. Louli.
Citizen' Insuranoe Company, St Loutt,
PpnntTfloH Inmiranoa Compftn, Spiiar
Tbw ar- three of th bettaad moat rvHaoW
ompanUa In Uio country, dec-.
No iroodi rwcHroi wmkly. Oroceriea
varafrh. More comer of Fountain ao4
Harmon Street. ooJ.
Rbofi on Main fttreet, one door eontb of th
All klnl or FrtMth Merits and Saneaffe ft.
tiyi on hand. Ix-llverv wagon run errrf
eT d. engelmam,
Mm, Dry Goods
He.no Harmony Street,
CAFE GIRARDEAU, 14IS3UUBX
r. W. VOGT,
Deal en In
StOTes and Tinware.
Entire new etoek. the latest improved an.
best Cooking end fleeting store In the mar
ket. All kinda of Job Work none In the beet
aaanner and at moderate prices
ROOFING AND CUTTERINC
A specialty and work guaranteed first -cite.
Meghan leal and Buralcal
m all kinde of work la kit Una. and
nlmw ail woak don.
Office at residence, corner Harmony and
Lori niter Streets.
Dee ton ta
Iron and Steele
AtfciiM InpleiBiis, Itc, It
Aetata of the
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
Dealer! sunsUed at WhoUaile Prions.
37 and 39 Main Street,
OAPH OIBARDBATJ, MO.
RIDER t WICHTERICH,
North Main Strret.
A lH aa4 mmftm to f
rerfnoMiTff Toilet Artielttf
0ttto&6i7 YotlOMf EtA
Tke A f rim con tic?nt has been
crossed sixteen timr i, twice before
l&iO. six tiroes between that time and
1880, and eijrht times since 1880.
Thk round-top tmildinf? between
t anajohane and Sprukors I. asm. V
Y., recently dstroytd hy fire, was an
old colonial structure, probably the
oldest in the Mohawk valley, and is
said to hare been built in 173:8.
CHARLES ItltOAOWAY Roi'SE. of New
York, is one of the few business me a
in the country who pay their employes
at the end of each day. The services of
one extra clerk enable him to do this
and he says the system is satisfactory
both to bis employes and himself.
The Dew queen of the Sandwicl
Islands is Lilia Kamakat'ha Lilinoka
lani. a sister of the late king1. She is
b'i years old, was educated in a mis
sionary school and is marrid to an
American, Mr. John O. Doininis, who
has held many important positions in
Raiibi Solomon S iii.vih.kii. of Bos
ton, has taken strong ground against
the proposition to colonize Palestine
with Hebrews. He says that the coun
try cannot support more than three
million people, and the Russian exiles
alone, numbering1 live million, would
larjfely overpopulate it-
Voki.is fair clubs are being organ
ized in different parts of the country
for the purpose of enabling their mem
bers to visit the great show. Each
memlter enntributes a small amount
each month. Ity the time the fair
(iMnsa goo! round sum will 1hou bund
to meet expenses.
The pat winter will go on retronl as
r.ne of the most disastrous in the his
tory of navigation. The loss of the
I topia with over fonr hundred persons
at ..hraltar is the greatest of the sea
son, but smaller catastrophes have been
uncommonlv numerous. Now comes
the report that eleven vessels have
I teen wrecked and fifty-four lives lost
by hurricane, in the south seas.
Ihesiiext Oepkw, of the New York
Central railroad, getsasalary of S7A.00U;
President MH'urdy, of the Mutual Life
Insurance 4'ou.panr, 510.000; President
Hyde, of the Equitable. $i'0.000: Presi
dent Hi ers. of the New York life. S-WV
000: President Olcott. of the Central
Trust Company, S-VO.000; ('resident
Stewart, of the United States Trust
Company, V0,000; Pnsident King, ol
the In ion Trust Company. STiO.000.
(INK 4f theelectricalapplianceswhiet.
will presently ome into as general re
quisition as that now enjoyed by the
electric motor is- the electrical heater.
It dispenses with all dirt in the house,
and can be turned oft" and on just when
it is wanted. A large percentage of
the heat from a stove goes up the chim
ney and is wasted, but as the eleetti.'al
heater is light and handy, and can he
moved from place with ease, the full
advantage of its heat can always lie se
lEoSTfiV has seventy millionaires.
Among the first capitalists of the town
are the Ames family, who reside in
North Eastern. August Hemcnways.
one of Boston's greatest merchants,
left the largest estate ever adminis
tered upon in that city. It amounted
to S'J'-i.OOO.OOO. I'rcderiek L. Ames and
1 ten jam in Pierce Cheney are the two
richest men in New England, cither
one lieing worth over SL'O.OoO.ofH). tien.
Ilutler ranks well up among the rich
men of the Hub.
It is reported that whenever Law
re nee Barrett played in Paterson, N.
4., among the most interested of the
auditors was an old man with bent fig
ure and bald head, whose face showed
an unmistakable Celtic origin. He
never applauded, but always seemed
pleased when those about him did.
(hire when the testimonial to Barrett's
skill was longest and most emphatic
this old gentleman abruptly rose in his
seat and exclaimed: "Arragh. do ye
hear that, now! That's my son Larry.
A nixori.AR incident is related of two
(Jeorgia brothers who were devotedly
attached to each other and who had
often expressed the desire that they
might die together. At t'ainesville.
t'a.. Walter Wood, in attempting to
cross the Tombigliee river in a skiff,
was drowned by his boat capsizing, (hi
the same day and alnnit the same time
his brother. Iuliun Wood, who was
working in a glass factory at Birming
ham, Ala., was overcome by gas and
died in a few minutes.
The spire of St. Helen's church in the
isle of Wight, which was built in the
beginning of the last century and sho, v
ly afterward struck by lightning, had,
as was supposed, the large bell of it?
chime cracked, as the tone was very
much muffled. The other day a church
warden happened to be in the belfry
and through curiosity examined the 1m 11.
He found that there was no crack in it,
bat a piece of wood broken from the
wheel was pressing against the edge
and stopping the vibration. This being
removed, the bell, after being mn tiled
for 170 years, rang out merrily, to the aa
onishment of the inhabitants.
A Hostos nnmismatistays that the
finest coin collection in that city is that
of Mr. Parmelee, a baker np in East
Chester Park. He bakes nothing but
beans Boston baked beans and all
the money he makes he puts into old
coins. His collection is worth between
40.000 and $50,000. He had a complete
set of American silver dollars the only
set in Boston. Next to Parmelec's col
lection, the finest one in Boston is that
of Nathan Appleton, of Beacon street.
There are hundreds of collectors there,
and the aggregate value of their coins
is probably greater than in any city in
this country outside of New York.
It is currently assert" that the rela
tive heights of men and women in Eng
land are undergoing a change. Ob
servation extending over a series of
years has shown, it is declared, that the
women are apparently growing taller
and the men shorter. The cause was
long considered a mystery, bat at a re
cent London dinner it was unanimously
agreed that the men only were chang
ing, the apparent elongation of women
being the result of comparison. Ami it
was further settled that tobacco did it.
Englishmen are incessant smokers, and
begin the practice at so early an age
that their growth is much retarded.
Twestt-ximk THIRTIETH'S of all the
diamond mines in the world are con
trolled by one company, whose capital
ization is $ It. 000. 000. In the mines of
Kimberly. South Africa, eight-tenths of
one carat is found in every sixteen hun
dred pounds of dirt taken out
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
Tiik state merit of the pulilic debt i
tmctl on the 1st showed the total debt to
be $1.544.471. 2S7: cash in the treasury,
tii'Ji,H,XVi; debt less cash in the treas
ury, $s.'0.03y.0. Increase during
March, ?440.2.W. Decrease since June
SO. iS!K. S.V. 107.91 1.
Swbktarv Iii.AINK in his reply tn the
note of Kara, the Italian minister, an
nouncing his withdrawal from Wash
ington by order of his (fovernment said
this government was proceeding with
an investigation of the New fhleans af
fair, and that its action in the matter
could not lie hurried by the course in
dicated by Italy.
Tiik following telegram was sent to
Secretary ltlaine from Fort Scott: A
hundred thousand Kansas cowboys
would like to speml the summer in
Koine. Can you furnish transporta
tion?" Tiik mints in the I'nited States dur
ing .March coined .2-.'.:;iJ pieces of
money, valued at S7. lis, 170. The total
of gold coined was S:;.!i;i:;.OU0 and of sil
ver KI.107.5JB. the balance binj in
nickels and cents.
tiKX. Ai.bkkt Pikk. aged "i years,
grand commander of the Scottish Kite
of Free Masonry and chief of the Koyal
Order of Scotland for this country,
died at his home in Washington.
FioriiK.a from the treasury depart
ment show that there was a net in
crease of 511. 014.415 in the circulation
during the month of March, principally
in silver certiticates.
Tiik closing session of th'j interna
tional American monetary commission
which organized in Washington last
January was held, and it was decided
that the lixingof a ratio between gold
and silver and the adoption of a com
mon monetary unit did not seem at
I he business failure. In tne I niteii
States during the seven days ended on
the :u nnmlM'red -4:1 against iVi the
preceding week anil .'(; for the corre
sponding week last y.ar.
Tiik treasury department lias paid the
direct tax claims of New Jersey. ftiSJ,- ;
14. and of Ohio. S1.4T..ft!.V I
It was announced that no law had j
ever been passed by congress making
the violation of a treaty a punishable,
Tiik exchanges at the leading clear
ing-house in the l'nit-d states during
the week ended on the 4th aggregated j
'sw.si'i.isi, against ?s7i.0.Vi.:;:i the :
previous week. As compared with the j
corresponding week of ls'Ji) the decrease
amounted to l'l.i'. j
Sevi;ntv lalsr leaders and strikers
were arrested in the IVnnsvlvania coke
regions charged with rioting.
I'hoiik Islam republicans carried a
sufficient nuinlsT of towns at the slate
rleetioii to give them the necessary 55
votes on joint ballot to elect stab- ofti-
ers. The total vote for governor was:
I'.i'.rton (nationalist). ::s4: liavis Idem.).
SJ.".'4!i: I. add (rep. I, Jl.s'.i.: Larry (pro. I.
I.s-jli. The next genera! assembly
stands: Senate. 21 republicans. !l de:n-
icrats, fl to be chosen: house. ".4 repub
licans. 21 democrats. !'. to lie chosen.
At Somerset. Pa-. Joe and liave
Nieelv (brothers! were executed for
tin- murder of Farmer I'mlnTgcr Fele
ntarv S7. iss'.i.
FKKi';MTlrains collided near llornells-
ville. X. Y-. and Fireman Morris and
P.nikemen Moon and t'onroy were
A kike destroyed Whiteman Keith's
hoe factory at I'rockton. Mass.. caus
ing a loss of $-;on.oi;0.
A mob of 500 riotous strikers attacked
the Morcwoid coke works of Fricke
t o. at Mount Pleasant. Pa., and nine
were killed by deputy sheriffs and from
thirty to forty others r.-cre wounded,
some of them fatally. Only a few dep
uties were hurt.
Near Ashland. Pa., fonrtern coal
mines operated by the Heading com
pany were closed for an indefinite
Flames destroyed the Waverly oil re
finery at Pittsburgh, Pa., the loss lieing
Tiik mother of the two Nicely hoys
hanged at Somerset, Pa., for the mur
der of Farmer rmberger, has become a
Tiik Pennsylvania Construction t om-
pany and the Columbia Iron A Steel
Company of I'niontown, Pa., made as
signments, with total liabilities of SI.
000.00. IIi kino March 4i.T7 immigrants ar
rived at New York, or Vi.:u-l more than
in March. l",-i9. Italy leads the list
Tiik legislature of Maine has ad
journed sine die.
At Lowell. Mass.. lire starteu oy
careless boys caused a loss of 100.009.
Xkar Kingston. X. Y.. Italian quarry
laborers, after adopting denunciatory
resolutions concerning the Xew Or
leans lynching, hoisted an American
flag and then riddled it with bullets.
The quarry owners discharged the for
Is the Massachusetts legislature s
canvass of the republican members on
the presidential question shows that
ltlaine is the nrst choics ol in. Harri
son of 24. Sherman of 0, Eeed of 5 and
Alger of 2.
A riitK destroyed a frame uninnng in
Rochester. Pa., and four persons of an
Italian family perished in the flames.
WEST AMD SOUTH.
CmrxASAW Indians have ratified the
.ale of the land owned jointly by them
and the Choctaws. Tbey will receive
Ersest FonnEs (colored I. who com
mitted an assault on Hertha Phipps in
Anne Arundel county. Md.. November
last was hanged at Annapolis.
The west bank of a reservoir at n ap-
akoneta. O.. was nearly washed away
and honses for mile aronnd were flood
ed, causing a loss of over S259.03D.
lx the Holmes mines at landelana.
Xev., over 100 miners h.vc died of the
v ARt OEM A REE. agea zz. cm nis SICK
mother's throat at illoomington. Ind..
and then his own. ltoth died instantly.
No cause is Iviown.
Thomas ('adshe. a prominent citi
zen, coir.miited suicide at the grave of
his daughter at Savannah, (ia.
I.i New Orleans Detective U .'tialley.
who was charged with packing the jury
in the Mafia cases, has surrendered
himself to the authorities.
The superintendent of the census has
made public the result of a special
count by races of the state of Cal
ifornia, as follows: White, 1.111. .v.
colored. 11.430: Chinese, 71.6S1; Jap
anese, 1.090: Indians. 11.35o; total,
The firm of Joseph Cohu A Co
wholesale clothiers at Kansas City,
Jlo.. failed for S2W.000.
ikoj:ok .IrsTit'K. the last Indian of
coulhcra Indiana, died at Jelferso"
Tille. aged i3 years.
Ai.l. over northern Alabama snow
fell on the .".t:i. It was the first April
snow in that v'alnity in over forty years.
Tiik death was announced of A. II.
Wa!!;er. fonu.l.-r of St. Johns. Mich., at
the age of 'J years.
!r.s. I.I'KKTIA Xinioi-s, ag."d 100
years, died at Ilecatur, 111.
A i.evke broke in Mississippi and
flooded portions of the counties of Issa
queena. Sharkey and South Washington,
doing great damage.
At Minicr. 111., three men named
Shonp. Wood and Peterson were ar
rested on a charge of counterfeiting
Flames swept away business prop
erty valued at S150.U0U at Memphis,
At Otvcnsville, Ind.. Dr. I'. Iiird had
lioth his eyes destroyed by the explo
sion of a bottle of medicine he was
Daviii F.. !avis. an old man who
murdered his aged wife at Leaven
worth. Kan., was sentenced to one
year's conlinement in the penitentiary,
at tlu end of which time he is to be
Nkai: Cleveland the tug Tcmpc-t
went to the bottom of Lake Lic. and
Howard Loomis engineer: William
Hughes. lirenian, and Harry llcr.shey,
raftsman, were drowneiL
O:; lu ing told that she would die of
pneumonia Mrs. F.mtna lloshour. of In
dianapolis. Ind.. shot herself.
In Mississippi the Farmers Alliance
has nominated Maj. Harksdulc. of Jack
son, for I'nited States senator.
l-'ict: rec:-nlly destroyed the village of
At llowcrmont. X. I).. Fred Hartb-tt
avenged his sister's seduction by fatally
shooting three men and then killed
The Mexican congress convened, and
for the first time in the history of the
republic tiie budget showed no deli -it
In London it was reported that a
prominent Italian had warned Ameri
cans against the danger of touring in
Italy this year in view of the excite
ment and feeling caused in that coun
try by the New Orleans affair and
llaron Fava's recall.
The total mimlicrof lives hst by the
wrecking of the steamer I'topia in
liibraltar l.av was said to Is' Vl'l.
Ciiii.i dispatches report several bliKsly
battle between the Halmaccda govern
ment and the insurgents. The latter
hail gained control of all the northern
provinces of the country, and had taken
the cities of !uiiic and Tarapaea after
the mst desperate lighting. I'oth
towns were entirely destroyed, and
thousands of women, children and de
fenseless men were shot down by the
Tiik Farncllites admitted they wen
Is'aten in the election at sligo. in Ire
land, the nationalist-, claiming a ma
jority of l.ooo.
The deatli of Thomus ". Ilaring. head
oftheirre.it linn of London bankers,
occurred in Home from the effects of a
Aovices from Home say that Marquis
di Kudini. the Italian premier, had
transmitted to Marquis Imperial!,
charge d'alfairs at Washington, his re
ply to Secretary P.laine's letter on the
subject of llaron l ava's withdrawal.
The reply was a concession to
the s'tion taken by Mr. Illaine. The
Italian government says that it does
not ask that the Xew Orleans rioters
1e summarily punished tvithout tlw
usual form of legal prosecution and
conviction, but that it wants insurances
that justice will Ik done in acconlam-e
with the nsual forms of law.
The F.nglish newspapers, in com
menting on Australia's action in declar
ing that colony a commonwealth, said
that it was tin- first step toward a
declaration of independence.
I(v an explosion in a coal mine jit.
Staffordshire. Kng.. ten persons were
killed and others injured.
Kxiiiicts from Hamburg to America
for the first quarter of s;l have in
creased S1.0 JO.O'JJ over the same period
Last. year the amount of silver ex
ported from Mexico was ss.oiio.OOO. an
the amount coined ;s.0 IK.O.I'"
Canada's attempts to induce scttiers
lo emigrate fn.m the states of Xorth
ami South Dacota has turned out a
grand fizzle. The agents who were
sent to those states to further the plan
have reported to the Ottawa govern
ment that the scheme will have to lie
abandoned. From latest accounts the
exodus is the other way. the Canadians
coming into ,Ka Dakotas.
Therk is no abatement in the tide of
Irish immigration to America. During
the week ended on the Mb. six Pners
carried 1.42IJ persons, mostly of the
farming class, but including a few me
chanics, from Connanght and Munstcr.
Fully two-thirds of the passage-money
of these people was paid by their kins
men in America.
Sir James F. SrEriii-N. A. M.. justice
of the queen's bench, division of high
court of justice, is aliont to retire from
the bench in consequence of long ill
ness attributed to the strain and excite
ment to which he was subjectctl during
the Maybrick trial. His mental condi
tion has also been a subject of 'public
Lord SAi.isiil Itv has leen notified by
Chancellor Von Caprivi that t'enuany
will abandon Southwest Africa unless
the Anglo-t'erman syndicate succeeds
in procuring the capital which was
agreed to be necessary. It is extremly
doubtful whether this can le doiie.
Three of Arthur Ritchie's children
aged 7,. 9 and 11 years, were drowned
in a small pool of water near his log
ging camp in Itirrh lake. Is miles
northeast of Kice Lake, Wis., on the
6th, by breaking through the ice.
Lieitt. Grant has sent a dispatch to
the military authorities . in Calcutta in
which he says that lie, believes himself
to be the only European who escaped
massacre in the recent fight at Mani
pur. A nisPATCH from Buenos Ay res to
the London Standard says President
Pelliprini author jes the statement that
the Argentine republic has decided on a
paper currency fesue on a metallic basis.
The Albany (X. Y.) central telephone
exchange was damaged to the extent of
$100,000. on the 6th, by lire caused by
the crossing of wireswith the Trolley
The German government has resolved
to withdraw the embargo on American
pork. The official announcement of
this decision has however, not yet been
The mercury at Jackson. Miss., went
down to the freezing point, on the
night of the 4th. and materially dam
aged tender vegetalios uf .11 nhius.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Approved by t'ov. FraateU.
Gov. Francis has approved th" follow
House bill Sty. 549. An act providing
for the punishment of pools, trusts anal
conspiracies to control prices, and as to
evidence and prrsecution of Mich cases.
This bill was framed to meet the ob
jections urged against the anti-trust
bill of lnwa by the supreme court, which,
in a decision rendered a short time ago,
declared the bill of lss9 unconstitutional
in some of its important provisions.
Prosecuting attorneys and the attorney
general are given one-fourth of the fine
imposed for violations of the law. Thi.
is a measure earnestly recom mended
Jiy the governor in his inaugural ad
dress as well as in his biennial message
of January. 1S91.
House bill Xo. 7. An act prohibit
ing seining in M issouri except by per
sons who own the land adjoining wa
ters which they seine, and in those
cases the taking of fish from the waters
of the state by seining is limited to fish
required for their own family use.
Senate bill Xo. lfitt. An act amend
ing the law governing cities of the third
class, and permits such cities, through
their councils to erect, maintain and
operate gas-works electric-light works
water-works etc.. or to grant that
privilege to individuals or corporations
formed for that purpose.
Senate bill No. 15. An act authoriz
ing the creation of savings banks in
Missouri It was recommended in the
pwernor's biennial message of 1S91.
The measure is said to lie remarkably
well framed, and provides abundant
safeguards for all desiring to deposit
their savings with savings banks or
ganized undr the law.
It I'aya to tie ;ood.
The IkhI.v of A. D. Morgan, a piano
and organ dealer of lloldcn. was found
on the railroad track s miles east of
that city. The lssly was horribly man
gled and scan-cly recognizable save
from the clothing scattered along the
track. It was undoubtedly a case ol
suicide, as he had attempted to take his
life by poison a few- days previous De
ceased was tried at the last term of the
criminal court of Johnson county for
bigamy, and was convicted and sen
tenced' to two years in the penitentiary.
His lawyers, however, secured a new
trial for him and he was to lie tried at
the next term it court. He gave bail
for his appearance, and returned to
Hidden and continued in the organ
business. The immediate cause of sui
cide was financial troubles and fear of
exposure in transactions that were
Ilofe, Head Thi..
A few weeks ago Frank Atkinsson ol
the Episcopal minister at Dcnison, Tex.,
ran away from home. Thelsiy went to
Sedulia. and was arraigned in the po
lice court to answer the charge of late
hours He told a straight story and
was released. A leading banker of the
city took an inten-st in the lad, after
having learned who he was and sent
him home. The other day word was re
ceived from llenison that his mothei
had grieved herself to death over hei
son's aliscnce. She ilied of a broken
heart at the conduct of her boy.
State Treasurer Stephens has filed
his March rciort with Gov. Francis
showing balance in the treasury on
.Ma ri ll :;l of f?2.:ss.9Il.(Mi. distributed
among the billowing funds: State
revenue. St.I4i.ntft.sl: state interest
S'.I.Viiis.'-'fi; state school. .s.VI: state
school moneys. 81S-..S2S.21: state semi
nary. S54".05S.:il: executors and ad
ministrators' fund. $ui.277.4:: insurance
department. 5l.5sl.57: mad and canal.
S:;o5.:!9: militia. SI.4so.51; earnings Mis
souri penitent'ary. SI 1.947. II: total, 82.
ass.yil.iw. Perollar ami Fatal Aerlilrnt.
Arthur Traub. the eighteen-year-old
son of William Traub. of St. Louis
while playing in the yard of the resi
dence, was almost instantly killed by a
heavy gate falling on him. He was
picked up immediately and carried intc
the house, but meiiieal aid could not
save him. His neck was 1 .-oken and he
died in just five minutes after the ac
cident. Keafto. Itothroned.
Mary Hrennan. a young lady of South
St. Joseph, fell into a trance several
weeks ago. She was apparently dead,
arlfl remained in the death-like stupor
until the other day. when activity re
turned, but with returning animation
came loss of reason. Physicians say she
is lioprh-ssly insane. The trance fol- J
lowed a severe attack ot tne grip.
Death of an Aged Minister.
Rev. Samuel Shaw liriggs died at
Monroe City a few days since, aged S
years. He was a well-known and suc
Mormon Faction, at War.
Two Mormon fartions near Tndenen-
ilenee are fifrhtincr f.n the nosession of
an alleged sacred spot known as Mount
ilm . Francis Heeretary.
Hon. Frank Walker, secretary of the
democratic state central committee dur
ing the late campaign, has accepted
the position as private secretary to the
Military Friaonera Frmpe.
Fourteen prisoners recently escaped
from Jefferson barracks St. Louis
Several were charged with I.. Tenses for
which the punishment is quite severe.
Solrld. In SI. Joph.
John Groh, proprietor of the Cottage
house. St. Joseph, committed suicide by
shooting. He bad a quarrel with hU
wife jnst previous to taking his life.
(ieta !Slnetjr-'me Tears.
William Sprague, who killed D. M.
Comelins of Oregon county, was tried
the other day and sentenced to ninety
nine years in the penitentiary.'
A New Soot hern Society.
A southern society, to be conducted
after the manner of the celebrated
Sonthern Society of Xew York, bal
been organized in St Louis.
RrauMa B Intae
The American national bank of Kan
sas City, which failed January 19. hat
resumed business with $1, 725,000 in cask
in its vaults.
Miss Clara Castle, aged 20, died sud
denly at St Joseph. Death waseauaec
by heart failure, preceded by an attack
of the grip.
. flftMrth Annul Com
The fiftieth annual commencemen
exercises of the Missouri Medical eol
lege took place a few nights ago in St
MISSOURI G. A. R.
rh. Tenth Aanal Bennloa at
The Elactlea or OfBcere Th. Woman's
Ut-lef Corps Heeolutione Adopted.
The tenth annual reunion oi the Mis
souri o. A. R., held at Moberly, was
largely attended. Chill icothe was chosen
as the place of holding the next annual
encampment. The new officers elected
are as follows:
Department Commander Geo. W. Martin
Senior Vice Ixrois Grand, St Loafs.
Junior Vice J. W. Beott, Moberly.
Cliaplaln-lteT. Thomas IL Haggarty. St.
Connell of Administration H. A. Hammel.
No. l, st. Louis; James 8 pence. So. 16, Car
thage; Laclra Carter. No. 7. St. Joe; IX P.
Dobbins, So. i Oregon; J. W. Moss, No. Ol,
Tuos. B. Roda-ere was reappointed anlitant
The following were elected delegates
to the national encampment at Detroit:
John McNeil, Pott No. 1. St Lonls; K. J.
Smith, l'ust No. SI, Bedalla; V. M. Slarsball,
Post No. 351, Norbome; P. V. Wise, l'oat No.
11. St Joseph; H. C. Weaver, Post No. 4,
Kansas City; G. J. Boot, Post No. 299, Mana
lleld; S. W. Taylor, Post So. 131, St. Louis;
J. L, llrinra. Post No. 14, Joplln; W. H. Park,
Post No. ta, springdeld; John T.Clarke, Post
No. , Jefferson City; G. W. Travis Post No.
173, Cape Girardeau ; Albert Haney, Post So.
X, Clinton ; T. J. Kern 1 1, Post No. 7. St Joe;
John Piatt. Post So. 13, Kingston; James O.
Broailwrll. Post No. 1. St. Lonls; D. B. Vea
aey. Post No. 46, He Soto; It A. Collier, Post
No. 72, Trenton ; Louis Kenecke. Poat No. ?,
Hrunswirk ; H. Knoepfel, Poat No. 43. Hanni
bal; J. g. Rogers, Pout So. 17. Cameron; B. D.
Cramer, Poat So. 179, Meiupbia.
The increase in membership in 1890 ia
I, 690, and a net increase of 33 posts.
Money expended in relief of comrades,
$5,115.37. Total membership, nearly
The Woman's Relief Corps transacted
business of importance, and gave an en
tertainment at Apgar's opera house. A
summary of relief corps' annual reports
is as follows:
Expenditures on relief for 1190, ll,T0.5;
turned over to posts, S143; relief other than
muney. S1.273.H0. Total, I3.2W.3S. N umber of
members aaaisted In the year 101, 171; num
ber soldier and famlllea, I.QC1 ; donated to
memorial home. Woman's Relief Corps, $135,
Increase in number of corps, 16; total KSin,
H12; total membership. 2,(w2. Lost by death,
These ladies presented a grand ap
pearance as they marched in double
file, 400 in number, to lunch at the rink.
There were a few colored relief corps
present from St Louis and Columbia.
The relief corps elected officers as fol
lows: President or Department of Missouri
Mrs. Belle Katterly, of St Lonls
Senior Vice President Mrs. Margaret
Tracy, of SprlnaDelit
Junior Vice President Mrs. Lizzie Tonng.
Treasurer Mrs. Anns Goldsmith, of St
The following are the delegates to the
National G. A. li. convention, to be held
in Detroit. Mich., August 3 to 8, 1891:
Deli-xate at Irge-Mra. Mattie Bleb, Mo
berly. Deles-ates Mrs. Mattie Smith, St. Jonli;
Mrs Martha urouson. Macon; Mrs. Mary
II. -aeh. St Joseph.
The ex-Union Prisoners' association
met and transacted necessary business,
and adopted the following resolutions:
Whereas. It Is sn established and undis
puted fact that all ex-unlon prisoner. of war
have not only suffered untold baidshipe
while In rebel prisons but have sustained
great loss while there confined In their effort
to supply the necessaries of life ; and
WllEUKAS, A certain bill tending to reim
burse said ex onion prloners of war, br al
lowing them pay at the rate of ti per day for
each ilny while there confined, failed to pass
the In.t eoiiKress: and
WllEHEaft. Justice demands that this bill
slionld become a law w itliout further delay ;
therefore, he it
Kemtred, That we ask membersnr congress
that they make all efforts In their power to
facilitate thcpassaire of this bill. In order that
a partial recognition of the riKbts of ex
I n ion prisoners ot war may be seemed be
fore erosaing tbe "dark river" with what few
of the poorer comrades are left
The following were elected officers of
the association for the ensuing year:
President I- 8. Ferguson.
Vice-President F. Reynolds
8 -eretary and Treasnrer D. G. Anderson-
Chaplain Mr. Seely, of Chillieothe.
Representatives A. W. Martin and Miller,
he alternates to be chosen by the president
Kxecutive Committee The president, and
Comrades A. W. Martin and J. B. Cotty.
A St. Joe Shoe House.
The wholesale boot and shoe house
Smith, lilssland & Co., at St Joseph,
was taken charge of by the sheriff the
other morning on attachments issued
by creditors A. T. Smith, of the firm,
is heavily in debt, and his debts cansed
creditors to become alarmed and attach
the stock of the firm. The liabilities
are placed at S-.01,000. of which S101.000
is in St Joseph. The total assets are
abont $200,000. The firm borrowed
'no.OOO from the Schtisler flax bank,
and a few hours later the bank issued
an attachment to recover the money,
its attachment being the second one
tiled. John S. llrittain was appointed
Shot with His Own Gna.
The other afternoon several young
men of Lexington were down the river
bunting, and one of the party, Robert
Fisher, about 17 years old, took his skiff
and rowed to the Island opposite River
ton. It was in early twilight, and as he
did not return in a short time, as his
comrades expected, they went to the
island and there fonnd the dead body of
the unfortunate young man. It is sup
posed that in taking his gun from the
skiff it was discharged. The charge
entered his neck and passed entirely
through the head. Several years ago
an older brother vans also accidentally
killed while oat hunting.
Wanted o. a Bad Charge.
Manrice Fritz, a farm hand about 19
years of age, ia wanted at Slater to an
swer the charge of stealing forty head
of bogs and seventy-five bushels corn.
Death of aa Aged Minister.
Rev. Wm. Allison died at his home
near Bushville of dropsy. The de
ceased was born in Warren county, Ky.,
in 1803, and settled in Missouri in 1819.
Believed t ha th. Men
It is believed that the burglars who
robbed the residence of J. C Thomp
son, of hedalia, of money and jewelry,
in February, have been captured.
Creditor, t. Tah. Peaaiaalea.
It is reported that the Farmers' Loan
and Trust Co. of Xew York will take
charge of the St Louis Ore and Steel
Co., on a mortgage of 12,800,000.
Jadg. Gantt InJareeV
Jndge Gantt, of the supreme court,
ia confined in hia .room by injuries re
ceived in a fall. He seriously hurt aa
already crippled knee.
A YieUar flrewa Cadaav
Dr. W. A. P. Martin, president of tbe
Imperial Tung Wen college, Pekin,
China, recently visited educational In
stitutions in St Louis.
Hattie Ford, the 14-year-old daughter
of B. F. Ford, s well-to-do farmer Bear
Lake City, was bunsed to death by her
lotning taking fire.
Mm Uvea Last hjr a Tewemeat Fir. b
Korheater. ' An Italia Family
Severn, with the Kieeptlnn of One VewlMT
Girt snout the Dead The Charred Re
mains of the Victims Fonnd la the
Rochester Pa.. April 7. The most
frightful calamity that has ever be
fallen this place occurred early this
morning, and as a result nine lives were
lost Between the Kose building, cor
ner of Brighton and Xew York streets,
and the railroad crossing, were a row
of cheap frame tenement houses the
first floors of which were occupied as
business houses Shortly after mid
night fire was discovered in the lower
building, and an alarm was given.
The fire gradually spread to the
second and third houses, and in
a few minutes all were in flames
lint few of the eitizens were on
the scene until the fire was well under
headway and efforts were made to save
property, but with poor effect, as the
buildings being of highly inflammable
material burned rapidly. In the midst
of the hottest part of the fire an Italian
girL about 10 years of age. appeared at
the window of one of the burning build
ings and leaped toward the gronnd, two
of the firemen catching her before she
struck the ground. Between her sol is
she stated that all her father'a
family were yet in the burning house,
but as the flames now had full control
of the building it was impossible to
save them, and seven persons perished
in the Italian family. The rooms occu
pied by the Italians were in the center
of the building, and when it was found
that lives hail been lost a careful in
quiry was made regarding the occupants
of the first building to take' fire.
It was inhabited by a shoemaker
named Kdward J. Keene, with a
family consisting of a . wife and
three children. None of the family
could be found for a time, but during
the height of the excitement Mrs Keene
witb two of her children arrived from
Pittsburgh on train No. I. It was then
feared that Mr. Keene and his eldest
son Walter, aged 8 yearstwere lost.
Brave men at once went to work among
the burning timls-rs and soon iflsejnrcred
the charred remains of father and son
close together, but burned to an un
recognizable mass The corpses with
those of tbe Italians that have lieen re
covered are lying in a stall at Hayes
livery stable. The names of the vic
tims are as follows:
Kdward J. Keene. 50 years of age.
Walter Keene, 9 years
ltntteito Ceapio, 45 years
Annie Ceapio. wife of above. 35 years
John Ceapio, 1 1 years
Hose Ceapio. 8 years
Victoria Ceapio, a brother of fluttcito;
Jin? Uomio, age unknown.
The nine liodies are so badly burned
that they are unrecognizable. There
has also been $500 in gold fonnd among
the ruins which lielonged to the Ital
ians The Italian girl, the only one
saved, says there is still S50U in the
It is thought that the Italians liecame
so confused that they could not find the
stairway, which was a narrow one. and
to reach it required the opening of two
doors in the rear of the building, and
they were burned to deatli. The Ital
ians were very intelligent and worked
in the Itochesterttiniblcr works The fire
originated in Kisene's kitchen. All the
household goods together with Ed
wards' tea store. Hall's millinery store
and Keene's sln?-shop. are destroyed
There is insurance on all the stores
The bnildings tolongeil to John .
Smith, and were not insured.
A I'roanlneat Italian with More Volnbtllly
than ftenee. Prnmbie. that the Flag of
Italy shall Float Over New Orleans
Within a Month.
Toronto, (Int., April 7. Signor
Prado Vnlmini. an Italian of distinc
tion and an official of his government
was interviewed on the New Orleans
affair as he was passing through this
city on his way to Japan Sunday. Val
mini declared that the Italian govern
ment would insist upon the stand al
ready taken, and that no settlement
would Is arrived at until the families
of the murdered men had been 'Compen
sated and the "assassins" arrested and
placed on trial. He further declared
that the men who led the mob would
lie arrested lie fore another week or tbe
flag of Italy wonld float over the city of
New Orleans within a month.
THE BARS UP.
A Dose. Immigrants Among Them Ten
RniMdans Denied Admission at the Port
of New fork, and will he Kelamed to
Y. u rope.
Xkw York. April 7. Ten Russian
immigrants who arrived here Sunday
on the steamship Dania from Hambnrg,
were barred from landing at the barge
office. General poor health, disease,
and liability to become public charges
were the reasons given for shutting
them out. ??hen tlie Russians were in
formed that they were to 1 sent back,
tbey made a great outcry shrieking ami
cursing and ndling over and ever on
the floor, jumping up and trying to
force their way out in spite of the
gale keepers They were finally sent
hack to the Dania. to return to Ham
burg. Two other immigrants who
came on the City of Chicago, were also
Kefased the Redaction.
Trextos. X. J.. April 7. Brick
nakers to the nnmher of 1,200 went out
on a strike yesterday morning, refus
ing to accept a 20 per cent reduction in
How the Manipnr Affair la Hriti. India
Lonimin. April 7. In the house of
commons yesterday. Sir James Fergus
son said in behalf of the foreign office,
that the Manipnr affair originated in a
dispute between the former rajah of
Manipnr and his brother. The rajah
fled, leaving his brother in control.
Commissioner (Jninton was sent to re
store order, and was met with resist
ance by the new ruler, at the head of
a large body of troops, with the results
made known by the dispatches Tbe
viceroy telegraphed that he would soon
quell tbe disturbance.
Want a (May e Proceeding, and a Chang,
New York. April 7. Notice was
served on District-Attorney Xicoll yes
terday by Page dc Taft, 45 William
street, counsel for the twelve indicted
directors of the Hartford A New Haven
Railroad Co., that a naotion wonld be
made in the supreme coart for a stay of
proceedings on the indictments fonnd
against them. ' The district attorney
waa also notified thaton the Kith a mo
tion would be made for removal of tne
eaaes from the court of general aeaaioa
to that of the eonn of oyer and term.'
TKE AMERICAN HOG.
The Removal a? th. ftmsatg. est Assert
rmm Perk and Bee; rt.de.le ka tl assagai ;
will Sooa he an Ace.mpll.hed Fee.
Thank, t. Oar S.w Inspection Law
and Other Cerndderatlawas which Af
pealed to Ueraaany'e Internets. . . .. -s,
Washington. April 7. A representa
tive of the I'nited Press called upon
Secretary Rusk yesterday and showed
him a cablegram jnst received from "
Berlin aa follows:
Berlin, April t The German government,
has raised tbe embarga on American pork.
The oftlrial declaration will be delayed. '
The secretary stated that no official
notification had been received by him
in eonfirmatkin of this statement 11 .
such action had not already been deter-' t
mined upon, he bad very little doubt it
would soon be. ,
"The removal of this embargo," said ' ',
the secretary, "on American pork pro-" '
ducts in Germany was one of the fir ? '
things which 1 determined to eceom-
plisli, if possible, on assuming mypre
ent office. Immediately upon the pas
sage of the Edmunds bill in 1890, I took
steps through the department of state r
to present to the German govern mer : -in
the strongest manner, the propriety, ,
in view of the provision made in that
law for the inspection of American salt
pork meats to grant our exporters re
lief from the prohibition actually -
existing on all American pork.
The result of these negotiations
showed me that to obtain
adequate concessions from the German
government, it would be necessary for
us to provide for a microscopical exam
ination of all pork destined for their
trade. Kfforts were constantly made
to secure necessary legislation, result
ing in the passage of the act of March
3. ls'.H. upon which the recent regula
tions issued in the department were
based, anil on March 5 I caused the
provisions of the law to be communi
cated to the German government,
through the department of state and
our minister to Berlin, accompanied by
the declaration that this department -was
prepared to carry them out in such
order as to afford to the government ot
Germany the most thorough and satis
factory guarantee of the immunity
of all exports of American
pork for that country from
trichinie or any diseases affecting the
wholcsomcncsa of the meat I am
quite convinced of the disposition of
the German government to deal fairly
w iih us in this matter and to take into
account the desirability for the people
of lioth countries to maintain the '
friendliest nature of relations, and it ia
on this conviction that 1 declare my be
lief that though we have not yet re
ceived any official notification in con
formity with the words of the cable- "
gram submitted to me. that we can
look for some such course on the part i
of theGerman government ere long."
( an.ria Will Appeal ta the Brltl.lt Daw.
ernment Against th. Actio, mt Mew
fonntllnnd In lebarrlng Canadian Fisher-.
men from the PrlvefVge ef H.ylng Bait
In Frvfoandlnnd Water-.
OrrtWA. Ont.. April 7. Minister of
Murine T upper, speaking on the sub
ject of the treatment of Canadian fish-
ing vessels in Newfoundland ports said
Sunday that official notice had been re-,
cciveil some time ago that the Xew. .
foundland authorities intended to rig
orously enforce the bait act this year.
That act makes it an offense for any
Canadian. I'nited States or French fish
ing vessel to buy in- take bait in New
foundland without a license. It was
rumored some time ago that free li- j
censes were to be issued to I'nited ,
States vessels while Canadian vessels - v
were to lie discriminated against. The
result of such a policy of discrimination,
Mr. Tnpper thought, would be the re
Deal of the Newfoundland bait act)
which was allowed by the British gov
ernment to go into effect in 1887 only
on the express stipulation that it would t
not be enforced against Canada. The
Isitninion government has already com
municated with Newfoundland as to
the necessity of continuing the exemp
tion of Canadian fishing vessels from
the provisions of the bait act. but noth
ing has yet resulted from their repre
sentations: so that the only eourse left
open to Canada if an agreement with
Newfoundland In? impossible, would be
to liring to the notice of her majesty's
government the violation of the assur
ance given by Newfoundland, with a
view to indncing action in the direction .
of rescinding the act
INSURRECTION IN INDIA.
The Miransal h the Pesh.wer Dtvlaiea mt
the I'nnjanh. British India, ta (Mew"
Revolt The British lAasra Attm-aed nad
the sonatina Iwsr.df J ta ha M of the
1 IsiimI Gravity.
Cam itt A, April 7. The startling
news has reached here that, em
l.ildened by the recent success of the
Manipuris the Miranzai. ia the Kohat
district of the Peshawer division of tho
Punjab, have arisen in insurrection. '
Already the British lines have been at
tacked along their entire length. While
it is not known, or believed that the
British lines have yielded to the vigor
ous and unexpected attack of the
Miranzais the situation is considered to
be one of the utmost gravity. Troop.
of all arms are being rapidly hurried
forward to strengthen the jorely- .
pressed British force in Kohat.
The government officials ..re re
ticent, and" refuse to give the Je- "
tails of the information which they
have received from the insurrectionary
districts Great excitement haa been
created by dispatches from Rangoon
bringing the news that the Haku China
have revolted, and attacked tbe British.
A Gnng of Csnsplrntora ka Cowrt.
New York. April 7. The six plotter
concerned in the conspiracy to capture
tbe estate of Loring A. Robinson, the
millionaire merchant, who died in
Biooklyn on October 10 last, were ar
raigned in the court of general session,
yesterday. They were lassie Brooks, ..
Byron W. Cohen. John K. Baker. How- t
aril Belcher, Edward L. Studwell and
Mrs .Vary West. Baker and Cohen
were held" in 7,50 each, aa were also
Howard Belcher and Miss Brooke.
Mrs West and Studwell were nenv u
, jMiitm . witness a,
tne nouss; ...
Their bail waa fixed at S5O0. -f
Mew Dedgne" nr a.hridmry Coin, la ee
Washisto. April 7. Mr. Edward
O Leech, director of the mint wil
probably issue a circular to-day to ar
UsU for new designs for subsidiary
coins Tbe general feature, of the
present come will be preeerved to s con
siderable extent The earns to be
changed are the stlvef dollar, tbe half
dollar, the quarter dollar and tbe
dime. THese changes are to be made;
nnder the act passed at the last seaakra
of congress which appropriated $160,908
for tbe purpose, and is available Jmr L
of the present year.
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