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CAPE GIRARDEAU DEMOCRAT.
BEX II. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1891,
VOL. XVI.-NO. 6.
E DL EMtiELMANX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office at ttor. on Hannonj Stre
CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MO.
& S. HARRIS.
Physician and Surgeon
Office tn trarof Trick j's Dnu Str oornAt
-ef Indfif-titlnr inj Spanish Street. Cap
f:in.nart. jT'Spccial attention given M
fcurgerj and li.scaM.& of Fem-Uis.
EL A. ASTHOLZ.
flwretarr Building and Loan Aamdatloa.
Srwretary SoutDrMrrn PlHriot AffriCttl
taral Soo:otr. OUice, Court doum.
Do Your Insurance Business
Jn a company whose record In tha put to a
4uainte for ttio I uluro. insur. in uio
JffOME, OF KEW YORK.
LEO DOYLB, Agent;
No r, Kortk Main Street, Capa Girard.
Oape Girardeau, - Mo.
Agent for th? following
Reliable Companies :
Fmnklln Mutual, of St. Louis
Citizens liuuntnw Company. St. Louts.
Sf.r.nicfiol 1 insurance Coaiiar, Sprlng
r flelii. Mum.
Them- aro three or tho IVrt and most rllaDIa
Oompanica in Uio country. dec.O.
New rods received weekly. Groceries eJ-wnysTre-h.
Store eo nor of Fountain and
tlaitfjony Streets. nuT.3.
Shop n.i Main Ntrcet. one door south of thi
Ail km'U ot Frrsh Moat and S.msae ai
nyH4-ii baud. lullverv waj;on run every
E. 1). EXGEMIAM,
Millinery, Dry Goods
No. 000 Harmon j Street,
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSUURL
F. W. VOGT
TEntire new stork, the latent Improved and
tt Cn-iking and llea'di M.vre In th mar
ket. All kindiior Job Wo-k done in the best
manner and at moderate prices.
ROOFINC AND CUTTERINC
A apaclalty and work guaranteed Urst-ctaae.
MochantaU and Surgical
Teoes ail kinds of work in bis line, and guar
gnte all w trk done.
Office at residence, corner Harmony and
Iron and Steel,
iEricDltnral Implemsnls, Etc., Etc.
Agent of the
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
Dealer tuppUd at Wboleatle Price.
37 and 39 Main Street,
OA.PB QIR ARDE ATX, MO.
North Main Strret.
A full and oompleta line of
Progs, Patent Medicine.
Perfumery, Toilet Article
Stationery, Notion, Et
Tiikkk triplrU lnirn seventy-seven
years ajro celebrated their latest liirth
da.v anniversary recently sit tlicir humc
in Sniuiieytmvn. Tn.
Tiik wealth of the I'nited Mute it
estimated at ST1.SOO.oon.oW. that of
Knjrlaml at S.VI,oo.rKiy.noo, and that of
Franco at SWUirtiUKVUKM.
RolftitT S. Onii.s. of Haitiinnre. anil
Franeh) I'aP'Jr, iif Miiladelpliia. have
written a new play. Onion, no rlouht,
furnishing the str:tng' poits and I'ar
ody the cyi-.Hly.
Vxn.K Sam has sent 100.COO puests tc
Europe this year from the port of Nn
Yorlc alone. Kurop.-itn eonntries ean
not afford to nio-.vl with your I'nele.
His patrooatfi- is too valii.i'o'c.
If a poi-on lias been uwitlentHll'
swallowed, instantly ilrink n pint, ol
warm water in which has 1 een stinvii
a teasjiooniul of salt and one or two ol
mustard. A half -la-s of swei-t oi will
rentier many poisons harmless.
A KKf-KXT survey lias eslal.lislicd the
nnmlier of irlneiors in the Alps at l.t.Vi,
of which -Jr.! have a, length c.J mon;
than 4 inih-s. The Flench Alps con
tain H4 (rlafHrt those of Italy. TS;
Switzerland, 471. and Austria. 4!ii
Xkw IIamimmi;;: has the oldest living
eolh-jji: praduate in the person of Mr.
A. A. 1'arker. of FitzwilWarn. lie wai
fraihiati-d from the I'niversity of Ver
mont in lsn, and w ill lie one hundred
years of ii;;c on Detolier s. At hi-t ac
counts lie was in very jrood health.
Mi:. Marv A. Knoui: considers
the mt'iI of this country from present
inimiration al.s..luli ly sodn-adful thai
she wonders that Amrri.-.ie. men who
know aixmt it can !eep while this ;uv
ful dumping nf the unworthy ani thn
unil.sinilile from the old mrl.1 i-on-tinues.
I)n. I.anhi.i ON..I K. of i'aris. has laid
liefore the Kirnch academy the h tails
of a new treatment for tuUTcuh-sis, in
which chloride of zinc is the principal
aufnt in chanjrint' the tissues. ir.
l.aneMoiiue. who lias Used the treat
mint in his practice, asserts that he
has effected many cures and met no
Fi:om calculations recently made ly
the llritish hoard of admiralty, it is
evident that the naval cn'afrements o; j
me noun win is- very expensive ar
fairs. It was eslima!. d II at one ves
wl. canyin twti IKst.in frrns, wnu'd.
in two ordinary cnaeiiieTiis. ue up
jrnns ami uiutuumtion to th-value of
TlinKK rcn:Tations :d Indian men id
the :hii-kasw- nath n cclcl rtit.-1 Indc
pi ndenre tlay at 'rishiim'n r . Tex.. !,.
Ittiii- ilivom-s from the;r wives.
Smith raul. air d si ye::rs. releasts
from his sixth wife: Sam 1 anl. his son,
aifisl 4.. from his third v. if.-, an l th
hitter's mii. John Tai:!. a;-d'l.fr,iin hi
tirst wife. The women v.vrc ail wh:t
There apM':irs to he no ih.ul t that
marriage in that familv was a failure.
Ax autograph lett rof AI raham Lin
coln to a friend is a:d to contain the
following: 'lo r;it worry- Kat three
Mpiare meals a .lav. Say your pray
ers. Think of your wife, lit- ourteour
to your creditors. Keep your digest i n
got d. Steer clear -f biliousness Kx
crcise. (Io slow and go easy. Ma K
there arc other reasons that your es
p'eial eaM requires to make yon hap
py, but, my friend, these. I reckon, wil.
give you a giod lift."
Tiik late Cr.nt Von Moltke was onei
asked to name the books which had ex
crcised the greatest influence upon lib
life. In reply he mentioned the follow
ing: The llihle. Homer's -Iliad." bit.
tmu's "Wonders of the Ilea veils.
Lie big's "Letter on Chemistry." and
I lauseuitzs "On War." The works ol
Schiller, tiocthe. Shakespeare. Waltei
Scott, lliinke and Carlyle h' gave ai
those which he never tireil of read!
I be "lliatl, .n translation, he read
w lieu V years old.
Tin: deadly firecracker and the irre
pressible small boy of America, acting
in conjunction, have furnished the
usual mimlrcrof Fourth of .Inly fires
this year, put out the cu-tomary pro
portion of eyes and caused about as
many runaways with fatal results as in
ordinary celebrations of our gloriou
ratal day. In doing his share of all
this the irrepressible small 1m iy 1
contributed his usual quota of linger.,
on ttiiipla'H n rly. and will b. ready
next year to devote his remaining
digits to Hie seivie'of his country in
the same v.av.
It is lielieved in I'hilailelphia that
the only one of the original continental
flags in existence is in the possession
f the City troop of that city. The old
flag is spread between two large piceei
ot plate glass which keep the air away
from it. The probabilities are that
were it removed from this case it would
fall to pieces. In design it is souk
what similar to the linglish jack. Th
design was mad'? bv a committee, ol
which llenjamin Franklin was a mem
Iht. in 1 77ti. A few years latet
the first American standard accept
vii by congress was submitted anr
I,ivt:i:rooi. is excited over the report
of the registrar general announcing
that her population has decreased thirty-
live thousand in the last ten years, and
that she is the only great city in Kng
land showing no growth. The result
of the census is a complete surprise.
The trade of the port has leen increas
ing steadily. shopkeeKrs and middle
men have prospered and the working
classes have leen well employed.
Moreover, there is no apparent decrease
in the voters lists of the different
wards. On all sides arises a protest
that a mistake has been made, ami tin
registrar general is roundly abused,
Ix Warsaw the .lews number 40 pei
cent of the population, and the aver
age in all the other towns of 1'oland b
.V) per cent., while in the villages it
falts to ? per cent. Consul ('rant says
the trades and industries in Warsaw
are almost entirely in the hands of th
Hebrew population. In the lilghet
branches of commerce the ratio is H
lews to 3 Christians and in the lowoi
branches ID Jews to 2 Christians and
in the agency and brokerage business
4:t Jews to 1 Christian. Of the large
industrial enterprises of the city fill per
cent are in the hands of Jews and only
IS per cent, belong to native Christians
Mrs Mary C. Lkavitt. who has just
returned from eight years of temper
a nee work in foreign parts, says that
for seven years she never saw a face
bhe had met before; yet everywhere
the "found some touch of nature and
Epitomo of tho Week.
iNTsrr--. tmq News compilation.
Tn: Lnsinct-.-i ft"uVeS in the I nitwl
states iiifj tin w ven .lavs fnlel n
'ho lHh fwmLrctl J4T, against the
prrceUiiiK- tk ainl 1!T for the corre
Mnllitl week last year,
Tiik cxvhancs at the leading r!iar-in-!n
itist's in the I'niUM States ilurin
the w.'k i-ndotl on the 11th anviratril
i.HT.'r,::.-.:o, against f-!.0J .:i:c.47i the
prcvif)us wrik. As compared with the
tttrresp -inline vrwk of lsyjthe increaso
ainouiit-jil to i) L
nxr!:ntheamni1Nl iniHirnlli1h taA-.
nixly-JH'vcn pntiiHrs v. ho roarheil NVtv
Virk fi'om fort-iyn chores ivcrerVtnrnod
o the country from whence Ihey cauie
i.ur.n the pist three months
Miff" Ikkxk V. t oiT. of Norwich;
'tnn., has receivt il the first ivrtiticato
of admission which YaJc university has
ever frrantt'd to a woman.
'Yneka I. services of the late Ilanni-
bal Hamlin w -Krre.1 at Cangor. Me., on
the sth. The 1
i.lv lav in state from II i
a. m. till 2 p. m. and was viewed by j
thousands of people. j
At the tireen lildge colliery near i
Monnt Carmel. Ia.. nnexplo-ion of ga j
fata'ly burned .L'hn l.irey and .tohn
1'ickiitont I. i
!'i.n.s i.vaMa 'It-.ns-ats will hold
their state cunventi-ih in
wi 'lhursdav. Sentembi r :t.
i.v. Ill i.i. has par.h'iied James C.
King, of New York. v. ho had served
eighteen year of a life scntene; :'or
ir:tjn'ar at A u barn priMtn.
IvMKiiiAiiox statistics for the year
ended .lime :; , 1X1. show that the
total iitiiuler of emigrants landil in
New Ycrk during that perioil was 40.".-
!er. .4...SJ. It;nv was next with i,-
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ti. Ireland cauu third, with :).,4M.
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ami Kes-ia fourth, with .i.!.-lt. most of
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whom were Hebrews. Of tlm.-e who
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ftiTiviil .b were r-.'turued.
I iik c lni'anv storo f the i ambria
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Iron ( mp;iiiv at .lohnvtown. Pa., at;
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iv hull thou -airls tf their workmen
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traded. h:s ljeeii sold to a party of can f
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itale-ts for nearlv l.ooi.oij. 1 he law ;
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air:iinst cotnpanr stores in that Male .
govsintoertWt AttgiiNtl. '
! AUi TIIK i:" nf NOW York,
"Frenehv No. b" charged with the
murder of a dis ttlub woman, w as sen- j
teneeil to life i!!iprironin"nt. j
Ax address has been issued by the J
National Fedeati'u of America, or- j
ganied to aid the home rule move- i
me tit in Ireland, bitterly denouncing
Mr. I'ariiell and declaring that he can t
longer be r 'garddas a leaderof the '
IrNh moveai ml. j
Swii ki. Iitriiin:::"s liverv stable at '
terman'-'Wii, Ia., was burned, ami
thirty hors.-s, many of tii-mi b -hmging
t private hi 'ividuals, p.-rishe 1 in the
Tun bi.ih r of the 1m at Kthel ex
p'oledjf Coney I shin 1. N. Y.a killing
ei.ht 'usiiiess ineu win were ii-.hing.
WEST AND SOUTH.
I western Washington the wheat
; rrop was being greatly damaged by
i gopher: and squirrels
I A. K. Cnihti vi:nr A Co., in Cimin-
nati, largest fur dealers in the country.
J Mtfiered a loss of ;.VVH by lire, and
the clothing firm of 'ieiershofer : Co.
lost ;.VUHMI by the same tire.
Tiik extent of navigable Water of the '
Ohio river and its tributaries is given !
by a census bulletin at miles ex-'
eluding ."ii!i miles from Cincinnati to 1
the mouth of th-. Ohio river. j
Ox the stb light frosts were reported J
in portions of be-. ami Illinois. .
I"v the upsetting of a b-.at Henry
ek. a saloon keep.-r at Sandusky. O..
and Joseph Kraunlich. of Cleveland,
were drowned in Lake Krie. i
Ar Newburg. O., fr.-ij.lit trains col- ;
lided. and five men were hurt, two fa
tally. Tiik legislature of i corgi a met in
summer session at Atlanta.
KnwAUii Mi Thkiiv. of Indianapolis,
in a t"t of jealousy, fatally shot his wife
and then shot himself dead.
S. I. Axiki:sxs house I ."i miles west
ofClift.in, Tex., was struck by light
ning, and his wife and three daughters
At Lamar. Arlr.. Eli .a Ryan, aged SO
years, was restored to sight after be
ing blind thirty years by having a tooth
Ox the Itth the tenth international
convention of the Young People's So
ciety of Christian Endeavor opened at
M inneaiolis with 15.00.' delegates in
attendance. The secretary's report
showed that there were in the country
P"J74 sirc'iet'ies with a total memlHr
ship of l.iiiis.'isn. Among the denomi
nations the Presbyterians have 4.UPJ
societies. Congregationalists :i.74.". ISap
tists a.:;M. Methodises J.n;s, Christians
SfiH. 1 hiring the year. sJ.."i0 inemliers
f the societies ltccame church mem
A Moil lyncheil Jim Itailey. a negro
who assjiulted Mrs Folsoin at IJeebe,
NKAKOlney. 111.. Mrs Raymond and
her 4-year-old son wen struck by a
passenger train on the Ohio Missis
sippi road and instantly killed.
Nkau Olmsted. Hi., Pat Moss and
Eddy lavis, both colored, ami a white
boy. aged l." years named Harry Od el,
were Itcatcn to death with a club by
lhtniel Welsh, an insane negro.
Fi.amks which started in Mitchell
ltros. IuuiIht vanl at Jennings Mich.,
destroyed Ifi.(KHi.uH) feet of lumWr, a
planing mill, engine house and four
dwellings Total loss 0.000.
Kki'I IU.m axs of Nebraska will meet
in state convention at Lincoln on Thurs
day. SeptemlHT 24.
I pox her dying bed Mrs !ris!cy, of
Lancaster. Wis. confessed that she had
murdered her son's wife in IS!, whose
dead body was found in a field peri rat-
t'd with bullets the second day after
The dead lodics of John II. Puter-
haugh. a farmer living near Ellis Neb.,
and his vdfe and four children were
found in their home with bullet holes
in their heads it was supposed the
horrible deed was committed by -the fa
ther, who was temporarily insane.
Ukv. Joiix Spachmanx, Itellc Hen
derson, Ella Henderson and M illie
Chenowyth vere drowned in Lake Erie
near Oak Point, O., by the upsetting of
J. It. Ryax, ex-state treasurer of
Indiana, and a prominent politician of
the state, died at Indianapolis.
J. K. Dii.worth. president of the Pu-
worth Cattle Company, of Hillings.
Mont., was shot and instantly killed in
a quarrel over a land claim by a young
A Dowxpot-R of rain for three hours
at Sioux City, la., flooded the city, caus
ing an aggregate loss of 5100.000.
riFTY white families charged with
being intruders were arrested by the
ihicnAsjv mint a ftnd tnt across m
'HmI i-iver into IVxas.
Tiik wooded portioij of Chippewa
county, Mich.; and the Canadian terri
forj ttorth of it were on fire on the
10th. Settlers were Inking1 burned out
and everyliotly was fighting1 the flames.
Thomas Uimiik, a wealthy railroad
cntractir, comm'ttcd suicule at Fort
Worth, Tex., by shooting; himself in the
Ax investigation has resulted in the
discovery that the state of North Caro
lina is entitled to more than
was originally allowed it on account of
the direct tax act.
Tmk total population of Wiscohirii
Recording to a census bulletin, Is 1.0st;,
Rrt increase of UTI.nsiiotcrthennp'i
Fi KMixos livery stable and iwrnty
tive head of valuable horscti were
burnctl at EmiKria, Kan.
Thomas odii:ic:i. a farmer living
near rruiccton, Ind.. d:cd of hydroplu
bla. lie was bitten bv n pet dog lat
Sot tiikrx Illinois farmers report
. j that chineh bugs were leaving the
K..t f.n.1 it-i..L-inr tt.. nnA nn.
' Wr:lin ' th " .,,
seriously dam ige L
T. IIkxxixoki:. iostmasterat Coffe
III., fell from a cherr
tree an.l was fa
Ix Hie National leagm the pereent
nges of the baseball clubs for the week
tmled on the 11th wore: New York.
lyn, Pittsburgh, .4'Ki: Ci:einnaJ,
4Ui The percent ig.'i of clubs in the
American assicialio i wen-: Iloston.
.r.17: SL LoaK .fi-ii: l.altiuior, .fill;
Columbus. .-'SO; Athletic. .47'-: Cineiu
r.iiti. .4 4.; I-ouisviile, .:J7I; Washing
In a railway collision near Aspen.
Col., several excursionists were killed
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At Houston. Jcx., Mrs. Kate d-
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i liams gave birth to a bov baby which
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i has a full set of teeth. I he n?w arrival
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; i a perfect child. ot since the dav
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leeti heanl of.
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.Ioski'ii ritAXK shot and killed Frank
i a i
Haclctunn at Iiks, Mo., antt then to:k
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his own life in the same manner. IN it
, e t , .
cnusP was known for the deed.
..S.,! Pms-.!ohn McNelT, ttzzie
uinp.H-i.. isoe idling.
John Swansoii and August Maraysta
were drowned in the lake at Chicago
I .u the I -Mil.
Tiik capital stock of the Niagara
j Mining and Smelting Company of Ftah
! has ln'cn increased to 510,0'u,mo, and
; the company controls the largest lead
i producing mines in the world.
tiiiAssiiopi'Kiis have caused great loss
in eastern Colorado. They covered an
; area of 60 square miles and had de
! s! roved everything green within that
Ix southern Oregon a cavern that
j rivals the famous Mammoth cave of
I Kentucky in extent and beauty has
IrCen d : ivered.
; Tin: Christ ian Endeavor societies in
national session at Minneapj'is re
; elected Rev. F. E. Clark, of Iloston,
pi evident, with vice presidents from
; nearly every state in the union,
j I r ha been decided by Mrs JeflVr-
son Davis to give Richmond. Ya., the
j care of her husband's mortal liody.
i An tiPii Ili:iii;oK'i. a Swe.le. shot bis
wife through the heart at Jolict III.,
while drunk, and then blew out his
Nixk houses were destroyed r. a
landslide near Skeena river. Wash.,
and over forty persons mostly Indians
FlUK destroyed the St. Louis hotel at
Ihduth. Minn., the loss leing Sl0t,000.
T.muTXixo killed a farmer and seven
children at Muhldorf. Havana.
A r i.oriiu i;sT destroyed the village
of Eakterinoslav. Russia, sweeping
away l-'iO houses and drowning hun
tlreds of people.
Ix Carlow. Ireland, the Parnell can
didate for parliament was !efeaU'd by
a vote of :i.7.V to 1.5;..
Tkn Mil.i.lox ieople were threatened
with famine in Madras India, owing
to the partial failure of the monsoon.
Ix sou hern Svria the cholera was ex
tern ling1 and hundreds of deaths had oc
Tiik Roatmen's Fire and Marine In
surance Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa., organ
ized in lsi;;.. decided, on the i:ith. tn
wind up its affairs and go out nf busi
ness. The capital stock of th:r concern
was ?:.Vt.t, nd the reserve Si'tO.000.
The risks aggregating $:70,noo. have
Int-n assumed by the Norwieh-l'nion
Insurance Society of EnglamL The
st'Mk f the company has not paid a
dividend for five years and the stck
holders deemed it lest to close up to
save further loss
Tiik Lunacy Law Reform league and
A nti kidnaping union held a public
meeting at Monroe. N. Y., on the R'th.
Addresses were made by the national
secretary. Miss C. C. Lathrop and oth
ers, on the imprisonment of sane peo
ple in lunatic asylums, citing cases
that have been proven in court, threat
indignation was expressed and a vigor
ous demand for reform was made by
several persons present.
It has lecn decided that the royal
commission to represent tlreat Britain
at the World's fair will be composed of
the Society of Arts which carries with
it tho prestige ot having the prince of
Wales for its president and Sir Richard
Webster, the attorney general, as its
chairman. The council contains many
members who are well qualified to in
sure a successful issue.
Tiik socialistic labor party and single
tax league have this year been refused
permission to hold meetings on Boston
common by the Hoston city govern
ment On the pith the party hired a
hall and held a meeting at which the
action of the government was de
nounced and a petition drawn up de
manding the right to hold open-air
Reports from the eastern shore of
Maryland and the Delaware peninsula
indicate that the early varieties of
peaches are rotting on the trees, and
that those which are picked do not bear
handling. This is the result of over
bearing and too mueh rain.
tiKXKitAL Master Workman Pow
1'ERi.y has declined the World's Fair
commissionersip to which he was ap
pointed a short time ago by Gov. Pat
tison of Pennsylvania.
The International council of the Con
gregational church met in London on
i::tlu One hundred American divines
were present to represent the church in
The London Times, in a long article
on the World's fair, says that it is not
doubted that the exhibition will, in
many respects, surpass all tlose prt
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
, AilMohri -iiooI:Book iToiumliwttnil.
The Missouri school-look comiuissu-n,
composed of State Superintendent of
Schools L. E. Wolfe, who is ex-ofiicio
president; ex-Chief-Jnstice of the Su
preme Court E. II. Norton, cf Platto
City; L S. Hall, of Randolph county:
Prof, iieorgc L. Osborne, of the War-
rensburg state normal school, and
Thomas .1. Lingle, editor of the Henry
County Democrat met at Jefferson City
the other day and organized by electing
Judge Norton vice-president and Prof.
Win. M. CiHxhvin, of Clinton, ser
tary. ruder the aet approved April
4, lMM, the commissioner were hp-
hointed for rt period of five years The
board consulted pretty much all day af
ter effecting' organization. The result
was the issuance of a circular addressed
to all of the prominent school-look
publishing houses of the country. This
circular imparts the information that
the Missouri school-ljook commission
is now organized and. ready for the
reception of bids for the contract for
supplying the state with school tcxt
books for a perhwl of five years These
bids will Ik? received on or before Au
gust 3. In connection with the circu
lar it may bo stated that Prof. Wolfe
has also sent out a circular to
the teachers of the state, asking
thcirt to furnish him with information
as to the text-liooks used in their
respective counties Ibm. I S. Hall,
uhois also president f the Farmers'
Alliance of the state, has addressed a
letter to members of the order asking
them to forward to him at Jefferson
City the name of the publishers of the
charts, readers spellers English gram
mars, arithmetics and other text-books
how in use in their schools He con
cludes by saying:
As th! school -hook l.iw w;is a-Ivoi-.tti-d !y
mill adopted t the iit:im-e of tin- K:irm-r'
ati'l Laborer: 1'tiion, I hop? tiic tr.tthen
will uil im? by ntlemlin to the in:itt.r
promptly ami tit once, as this is very im
portant. Memliers of the commission receive as
compensation .?! per day for a period of
thirty days and the secretary is remu
nerated at the rate a:;.."0 per day. The
commission adjourned until August X
A Mnrmitn Spill.
There Is a serious split in the Hed
rickite branch of the Morinan church
at Independence. A majority of the
h.embers have withdrawn from the
church, and are seeking admission to
the recognized branch, all 1-ecause
Elder Hall, chief of the Hedriekite
branch, tried to institute certain re
forms among his followers He re
quired the sisters to dress in plain black
dresses and sun-bonnets without ril
bons laces or frills He forbade the
men to use tobacco. Disoliedicncc, he
said, would Ik punished by expulsion.
The . frivolous brethren and sisters
however, rather than to give up their
tobacco and frills gave up their church,
which consists of only thirteen mem
bers ttoath nf Attain Conrad.
Adam Conrad, one of the old resi
dents of St. Louis died recently of old
age. Mr. Conrad was lorn in Oermany.
was over s, years of age, and set
tled in St. Louis in isjs. n was for a
time engaged in the manufacture of
wagons and afterward engaged in the
wholesale grocery business but had
more recently iMt-n connect d with the
lioggs Hroom-Corii Co.. of which ho
Sriplur:il Authority for It.
The following scriptural authority.
printed and neatly framed, hangs up in
the oflice of a St. Louis railway man:
Thou sh:ill not p;is-. NutnlM-rs x . K
tier not a mini in pass. .Iu'lir s hi., vs.
T!ic n ickeil slutll no more pa-s N.ilmm
None hall cvrr pap. Isaiah xx.tiv.. Id.
Tins gem ration nhull not pas. Murk xili .
Though they ioar, they ttliull not pass.
J rt-noah H.. i'i.
ho he paid his fare and went. Jotuih I., 3
I, out Thrlr ViardrolM".
At Sedalia a large two-story brick
rsidemv, occupied by Mrs C. T. Mitch
ell as a Itoardiiig-house. was tlestroyed
by fire early the ther morning. There
were more than twenty ladies and gen
tlemen boarders sleeping in the house,
who lost all their effects while three
barely escaped with their lives Loss,
$3,"i0u; insurance. 1,MK. .
l.lnroln Iiintittitr llhln Awarded.
At a meeting of the Inmnl if regents
f Lincoln institute the contract for
building the necessary structures for
the industrial department created by
the Thirty-sixth general assembly was
awarded to F. H. Hinder, of Jefferson
City, at S12.-W
Itoath of Mrt. Jnnr Kerr.
Mrs Jane I). Kerr, a member of on- j
of St. Louis most prominent and inllu-
ential families died at the residence of j
William II. Thompson, her son-in-law,
in her Kith year. Mrs Kerr hail leen a
resident of St Louis for sixty years
IHdn't Rrngn.x4 lllm.
A St. Louis woman came near having
her brother arrested for accosting her
on the street. He had licen away for
several years and she did not recognize
him at first in the twilight
Hrowney Sawyer, driver of a buck
wagon in St. Louis fell dead while
blading his wagon, the other day, sup
portably from heart disease.
Takinc a Samtnrr Vacation.
Richard T. Hreese, a Kansas City
law clerk, and some thousands of dol
lars of his employers securities are
A Murderer Attempt Kulclfle.
Hulling, the condemned wifc-mnrdr-er,
returned to the Savannah jail from
which he escaped April 10, attempted
6uicide, taking morphine.
Their Only pare Air.
The big bridge at St Louis is thrown
open free to women and children from
7 to 10 p. m. This is the only breathing
place for thousands
Injured In a Rnnawav.
Col. W. H. Riley, a prominent citizen
of Sedalia, and a hotel-keeper, was fatal
ly injured in a runaway a few days ago.
He was out driving.
Fell from M Roof.
C. O. Uaymer fell from the roof of a
house in St Louis the other day, and
soon died from the terrible injuries re
ceived. Died at Worship.
Jacob Cohn, a Hebrew, dS years old,
dropped dead in a St Louis synagogue
while attending services Heart dis
ease. MiMoori'i Chant anqoa.
The Vfesonri Chautauqua society held
a most successful meeting at Warreus
burg. Jprominiut lecturers were nis-
MILLIONS OF HOPPEHS.
Tij RottlhWeit timing Devastated by
Coantlesa Strnrtntf of UiaKKtlnftpera. Seventeen-Year
Lorasts and ChUiehbaca-
I tah, Arizona, tmtfo1 Colorado and
Western K.tnaa the Present Fields o
Their Iepredation, Bat Thej are Ad-
Wasiuxotov, Ju'.y 12. The arrival
of the much-dreaded grasshoppers in
the far southwest has already been
called to the attention of the depart
ment of agriculture, together with the
information that they have already
ipread from Arizona and Utah as far
north an South Dakota. As yet, it is
not known whether these migratory
nuisances are the old reliable seven
teen-year locusts or5 simply the of
dinary grasshopper of the plains in ttnJ
usual number. The return of the for
mer and more unwelcome visitor has
been prophesied for alnuit this time
and there Is considerable apprehension
felt that perhaps he really has mate
rialized. A specialist from the agricul
tural department an entomologist will
be sent west directly to examine into
the situation and decide as to how se
rious the pest, is likely to prove this
year. The department issued a bulle
tin some time ago telling how to dis
tinguish between the two classes the
grasshopper and the seventeen-year lo
rtist. and also giving directions as to
how In'st to light them.
A Moat Start line Krport or the More
nrntti of the I'esib
Topfi; a, Kas, July 13. A corre
spondent of the Topeka Democrat sent
from here to investigate the reported
invasion of grasshoppers in eastern
Colorado and western Kansas yester
day f'tt a most startling report of the
ravages leing made by the pests and
their progress toward the cistern part
;f this state. Crasshoppers cover an
area of 4Vo square miles where thtf
Santa Fe railroad crosses the Colorado
line. They ore young and not yet able
to fly, but are hopping eastward at the
rate of two miles per day. They will
have matured sufficiently within two
weeks to enable them to fly. and as it
is certain that they will move in an
pnsterly direction, much damage is an
ticipated. The hoppers are a brownish
yellow color ami are not readily seen
from passing trains bccah.se of
their rese,iihhncc in ndof to the
soil and grass Little damage
has Wen done in the region
Infested by the hoppers, because few
rrops are there, but pasturage has lieen
destroyed am! the few fields have been
swept clean. Every west-bohnd train
that passes through the swarm
during the night is stopped, for in the
night when it is cold, the rails are
warm and they cluster about the track,
almost hiding the rails from view, and
when a train attempts to climb an up
grade it is like trying to climb a greised
pole, the wheels revolving but remain
ing helplessly stationary upon the
rails This vast area of grasshoppers
is the young of those that were in the
region last year, and great anxiety is
felt ticcausc of the large increase which
is certain to Ie hatched next year.
The It c porta Confirmed Swarm of Hop
pers In Kastern Colorado.
Topkk A, Kas, July li The reports
of grasshoppers in eastern Colorado
have lieen confirmed by an agent
of the Democrat who just arrived from
that region. He found the first grass
hopcrs at Arriba, Col, where they
were so thick that a man could
not step without crushing many of
them. 1 he grass was eaten down and
all gardens and fields In the vicinity
were ruined. Hut little eorn or wheat
had been planted, but there was some
sugar-cane, which was stripped. Jtu
vina, 1 miles cast of Lincoln Junction,
seemed to Ik? the center of the column,
which now extends southward to Hugo,
on the I n ion Pacific, and from 4 miles
cast to 14 miles west How far north
they extend could not le ascertained.
Th Illinois Entomologist Consulting with
Chancellor Know of the Iniversity of
Kansas oa the Subject.
Lawrence, Kas., July 12. Prof. S.
A. Forties, state entomologist of Illi
nois is in this city in consultation with
Chancellor Snow in regard to chinch-
bug experiments In JS!9 the corn and
wheat fields of Illinois were rid of the
chttiehhng est bv the disease which is
now being experimented on at the uni
versity of Kansas It occurred sponta
neously and nothing was known alout
its artificial dissemination. Prof.
Forties studied this disease ami found
out that it was a little fungus that
grew with incredible rapidity in the
bodies of the bugs sending out delicate
branches which so permeate the bugs
that when they die they are a net-work
of fine fibres Prof. Forties did not trv
to spread the disease artificially until
recently, when he found that of the
two diseased bugs which he had
one was lost from the lalio
ratory, and the other would
not work. His mission to Kansas
therefore, was t provide himself with
some of the reliable contagion. Yes
terday afternoon Chancellor Snow ex
plained to Mr. Forties the workings of
the experiment station. The professor
expressed himself as delighted with the
results and said that the biggest com
pliment that he could pay would be to
go home, revolutionize his methods and
report Chancellor Snow's experiments
Prof. Forbes is a firm believer in the
theory that insect pests in future years
must be combated by parasite enemies
and that the work of the coming ento
mologist shonld be directed to the dis
covery of these remedies and finding
out how to apply them.
Rates for Government Telegrams.
Washington, July Pi. Secretary
Foster yesterday issued a circular to
department officials announcing the
rates fixed by the postmaster-general
for government telegrams for the fiscal
year beginning July I. The rates pre
scribed are as follows: For telegrams
of ten words (exclusive of date, ad
dress and signature) for distances not
exceeding 400 miles, 10 cents; exceed
ing 400, but less than 1,000 miles 15
cents; exceeding 1.000 miles, 20. Night
messages for all distances, 15 cents for
twenty words, and half a cent for each
word over twenty.
Terrible Forest Fires In Michigan.
Sailt ie Ste Marie, Mich., July
i'l. The entire forests of Chippewa
county and those of the Canadian terri
tory north of It are burning. The
flames threaten to extend to Detour,
Mills, Gates, Haher, Wellsburg, Scam
mon Cove and other places. A num
ber of settlers have been burned out
The country is parched for want of
rain, none having fallen for three
months. The air is filled with dense
smoke, making breathing difficult and
entirely obscuring the sun. Naviga
tion on the St Mary's river has been
rendered difficult by the heavy, smoka.
AO Reports Point to a DefleJeaey la tha
Cereal C rops of Europe w h Ich the
I nitcd tates will be Called I poa to
fcttpply-Tk Sotith American Nations
Will Not be A Me t Respond -to the
JVASHIXOTCfx, Jul. H.A ttpOfi OO
the harvest prospects in France and
Europe has been received at the state'
department from Commercial Agenfi
Griffin of Limoges, France. The f
tional Millers' association of France,
the report says has just issued an
estimate founded on very carefully-col
lected data of the probable wheat bar
vest of trance and Europe for 1891. In
order to meet the demand of France until
the harvest is gathered in 1S02, it is
estimated that P-IS.OOO.OOO hectolitres
will be needed. The estimated yield of
wheat for will be t,77.00O
hectolitres This is the" maximum esti
mate: it will be 31 per cent less thaa
the harvest of 100.
Russia, Tunis Egypt Rouraania and
some of the Danubian provinces will
have a fair harvest; in Hungary it will
be below the average this year. Tho
estimates given by the millers, the re
port savs are optimistic The desire to
create an impression that there is
a better supply than really exists,
is all done with a purpose:
then want to buy grain as cheaply as
possible in those fortunate countries
that have of their abundance to export
In conclusion the report says not only
I ranee but nil Europe Is looking long
ingly to the wheat fields of the I'nitgd
States Last year many hoped that
South America would help supply the
deficit especially the Argentine Repub
lic, but to-day no mention is made of
those countries; all hope is built upon
our (Cnited States) harvest The fact
as recently stated, is that the bread of
Europe must come from America.
Why Miii'inter Itauglaas Left His Post-A
Revolution Impending, In which Legit
ime, who Is Sojourning la Jamaica,
May Have a Hand.
New York. July 14. The Atlas line
fcteamer Athos. from port Limon, ar
rived here this afternoon. Late in June
the Athos touched at Hayti, and accord
ing to her officers it was learned that
Fred Douglass Tinted States minister
to Itaytl, had left his post at Port an
Prince because the llaytian govern
meat did not care to recognize a repre
sentative of the f'nited States And
that it was rather the desire of the?
"Black republic to break all inter
course with tnis country. The Haytian
government. It Was said, fears the
I'nited States and in order to avoid in
terferences of any kind from this
government would sacrifice official
intercourse with it There had been
no report of revolutions when the
Athos touched at Hayti, and no news
of that country was received on the
return trip, when she put into King
ston, Jamaica, except that Legitime
was still there, and that he was grow
ing In favor. The Haytians prefer him
totllppolyle and only await his word
to institute another revolt
The Athos also bronght news of the
failure of the extensive fruit-importing
corporation known as the Haiti more
Fruit Co. This company lias main
tained a fleet of ocean steamers which
plied between Philadelphia and these
MR. BLAINE'S HEALTH.
The Maine statesman Ienonnces the
Stories Telegraphed About Ills Health
Being So Had as l.les.
Har Harbor, Me.. July 14. Secre
tary Blaine said to a t'nited Press cor
respondent yesterday morning! I am
as well as usual to-day. The sensa
tional reports alioiit my health sent to
the press all over the country are lies
I am not a sick man. They have mag
nified a slight illness into something
very serious I am taking no medicine
whatever. I go out every day and
often twice a day. 1 have a good appe
tite, eat what I desire, rise at 8 o'clock
and retire at 10 or 11 o'clock. In short
I live in my usual manner. There is
nolhing more to say."
Mr. Hlaiue took a long ride yesterday
morning in an open carriage and does
not seem to 1e in the least fatigued.
That Mr. Hlaine is mentally unsound,
as reported, is absurd. Mr. Emmons
Hlaine said yesterday: We no longer
consider my father a sick man. He is
His physician says that he is im
proving rapidly and within the last few
days he has seemed to take a fresh hold
on life and health.
THE AMERICAN HOG.
A fiermaa Official Investigating the Pork
St. Paci., Minn., July 14. The Ger
man government has sent an official to
this country to investigate the pork
question. He is Dr. George Dedolpu.
staff surgeon of the German army. Dr.
Dedolph, who is now in St Paul, says:
"The ma i n purpose of my journey
to this country concerns the very
important question of the abolition
of the present restriction of Ameri
can hog products from European
markets The law in reference to
microscopic examinations ss I found it
in nse, is satisfactory, and if they con
tinue to execute this law in the same
manner in whtch it is now being ob
served the time will not be very far
distant when, in the opinion of experts
the restrictive policy will be abandoned
and American pork will be free to
enter German and other foreign mar
kets Nearly Thirteen Thousand Dollar la
Wixosa, Minn., July 14. Twelve
thousand nine hundred dollars in bills
were found, Saturday, in a piano stool
among the effects of Lena Weinberg,
the housekeeper of the old Huff house,
who suicided two years ago. Eighteen
months ago 912,000 was found in some
false-bottomed trunks The stool wu
ingeniously fixed and the money placed
there without suspicion. The find was
made by the administrator. The belief
is that the money was stolen, as she
handled the funds of the house. Her
friends reside in Germany.
Suicide la aa Asjlaaa.
HorKi.xsviLi.E, Ky., July 14. Mrs
Nancy Cooper, an inmate of the West
ern asylum and a lady highly con
nected, suicided Sunday night, by hang
ing herself with her gown. The gar
ment was wrapped tight about her neck
and one end attached to the bed post
She then threw herself forward upon
the floor, and died by strangulation.
Several other female patients occu
pied the same apartment but so quietly
was the deed accomplished that they
were not disturbed, and their first
knowledge of the fact wae the 4i
coverv of the lUele body-
PERSONAL. AND LITERARY.
After preachine; two hours and fif
teen minutes In Cliattanooga one warns
night recently Rev. Sam Jones asked
permission of his congregation to take?
off his coat which was readily granted.
-Sara Hemhardt's tips completely
astounded bell-boys and servants of tho
California hotel. To the waiting maid
who attended her the divine gave two
twenty-dollar pieces, and on the garcon
te served her aacala she conferred
Miss Isabel flapgood, whose excel
lent translations of Tolstoi and other
Russian novelists have won her well
deserved fame, is a tall, fine-looking
woman, with gray hair and a winning
smile. Her voice ami manner in con
versation are delightful, and make her
a great favorite In the social circles of
New York, which is her home.
Henry Laboochere says: I write a
detestable hand. But I wonld advise
even those who do not make an illegible
scrawl for their signatures to adopt my
plan. It is to have my name printed,
with my address, at the top of my let
ters. I am sure that I spend an hour
every week trying to decipher signa
tures and all those who receive many
letters must do tho same.
The Imperial library of St Peters
burg has acquired a collection of 3.575
engraved pictures of historical person
ages from the time of Grecian antiquity
down to the beginning of the present
century. This collection completes the
set of engravings which the library has
accumulated It is especially rich in
the pictures of the German notabilities
of the last five centuries.
The young king f Spain, who has
just completed his fifth year, is begin
ning to ride on ponies. His activity,
wilful disposition and inquisitive cu
riosity make him a sharp contrast to
his more tranquil-minded sisters In
two years his majesty will have a sep
arate household, and already he has
shaken off the attendance of his Aus
trian nurse, showing a preference for
male attendants, .
Ellen Terry played for several years
under the management of Charles
Reade, whom she characterizes in one
sentence as "dear, lovable, aggravating,
childlike, crafty, gentle, obstinate and
entirely delightful and interesting.!
During the progress of a play Mr.
Reade wonld sit and watch her and be
tween the acts send her little notes
pointing out what he deemed the de
fects and merits of her work.
Emperor William, to the surprise
of many people, has appointed Prince
Albrecht of Prussia, at present regent
of Brunswick, the successor of Count
von Moltke an president of the national
commission of defense. The prince is a
cousin of the late Emperor Frederick.
He is the handsomest living member of
the Hohcnzollern family. He is one of
the tallest officers in the army, being
almost six feet six inches in height
Sometimes when a man is put on
his mettle the material is brass.
"Ah, my little boy. said the con-
descendiug gentleman, "and what might
your ge lie?" "It might be gom on
forty," returned the polite boy, "but it
- Hicks "It's too bad we are not a
family of Esquimaux. Mrs. Hicks
"How would that benefit ns any?
Hicks "Johnny furnishes blubber
enough for the whole family. N. Y.
An Incentive. Invalid Wife MI11
have to die. George; good -by! Hus
band "Oh. don't Liza. Think of an
other woman to lie brought in over
your children T Invalid Wife "I'll get
well if it kills mc ! Epoch.
He thought It "wasn't loaded,
And he looked into the gun;
He saw the bullet coming.
But be hadn't lime to run.
Mrs. Temperton "Henry, father
wrote me yesterday that he wants to
tfet a typewriter. What is the best
kind, do yon think? Temperton (ab
sorbed in newspaper) "I like m about
twenty-four, with dark blue eyes.
Lanced the Doctor. Crump "Doe-
tor, 1 thought you gentlemen of pills
and powders had given up the practic
of bleed in .7 patients. Dr. Senna So
we have. Crump "I thought there
must be some mistake in your bilL Of
course you win correct it." reona
-Tender Consideration. Mrs. Watts
"Mrs. Briggs and her husband seem
to be such a happy pair. Mrs. Potts
Yes They are so considerate of ea?h
other. She tells me that they had been
married three years before either one
knew that they were both fond of
onions Indianapolis Journal.
Teachers In the public schools have
very frequent illustrations of peculiar
association of kleas in the minds of
their pupils At a recent examination
in geography in one of the public schools
the teacher asked: "What valuable
things are taken out of the earth?
Much to her amasement one young
hopeful immediately replied: Clams
and mummies! Boston Times.
She was a plain, matter-of-fact kind
of girl, and didn't take any extraordi
nary interest In art As she walked
past a piece of statuary the young man
who was devoting himself to her said:
"Isn't that s fine piece of work? Just
notice the pose and the general air of
it "Yes 'be replied, after gazing st
it a few moments, "he looks like a per
fect gentleman, too. Washington
"Florry, dear, faltered the Wash
ington youth. "I I couldn't summon
courage to tell yon what was in my
heart and I wrote it. You got my let
ter, didn't your "Yes, George, I go
It" "And yon read it didn't yon?
Yes, I read it In fact, I I read it
over twice- "And now, Florry, he
said, growing bolder, 'I have come to
learn my fate. "The best I ean prom
ise you, George, said the blushing
daughter of the distinguished congress
man, withdrawing ner nana irom tne
ardent grasp of the infatuated young
man, "is that I will advance your letter
to a third reading to-morrow." Hart
Their Artistic Taleata.
Yes, said the hostess, "both mr
sons hsve inclinations toward art One
paints very well and the other has done
some beautiful carving.
'My boy is pretty good In the last
mentioned, said one of the visiting
"Yes, he can do a chicken or a turkey
beautiful, though I most say a dock
kind ot fioori kiNwWMhbgtoo Fotfc