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VOL. XVI.-NO. 27.
BEX II. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1891.
x. c SNusuiAinr.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Offloa at stoaj on Harmony Street.
CAPE GIRARDEAU. MO.
& 8. HARRIS.
Physician and Surgeon
Offle In tear of Trlckey'i Dm Store, mtmm
f Iodopeudencft and Spanish Streata. Capt
Uirardeau. ySpecil .Motion ginu tf
Surgery and D.seaaet of Femaii.
a A. ASTHOLZ,
ttomtnty Bulldtna; and Loan Amofatto.
Secretary Southeastern District Agikwi
wars! Booiety. Ofsoa, Ooort-ksBM.
Do Your Insurance Business
In a company wfaoM reoord In tho mm la a
Vuaranieo for tho future, losuro la ino
HOME, OF NEW YORE.
LEO DOYLH, Agent,
. No. S3 NorU Mala Street, Cap. Glrsroaaa,
Oape Girardeau. - Ma
Affnt for tke following
Reliable Companies :
Tranklta Mutual, of St. Louis.
CItizena' JoHuranoe Company, St. Loot.
8r.nxfielJ Insurance Company, fiprinr
These an three of th bstand I
oompank-s fa Uie country.
Wow roods received weekly, Groceries
vavs f reh. Store comer of Fountain and
alarntouy Street. nofJ.
fihop o,i Main street, one door aontb of th
Atl kibds of Kreah Meats and Banaage ai
ways on hand. Delivery wagon run eTrrf
tnornlng. July. "8.
E. 1). EXGELMAM,
No. 000 Harmony Stmt,
CAFE GIKARDEAU, MISSOURI
F. W. VOGT,
Entire new stock, the latest Improved ana
best Conking and Ilea ing stoves to the mar
ket. All kind, of Job Work ton. in the but
manner and at moderate price.
ROOFING AND GUTTERING
A spaclalty and work guaranteed first-class.
Mechanical and Burglesl
tmea ad tdnda of work la hia line, and ffuar
Anteca ail work done.
Office at residence, corner Harmony ana
Iron and Steel,
AlricDltiiral Lniilements, Etc, Etc
Agent of tha
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
Dealer, npfUal a Wkotoati. Prim.
87 and 39 Main Street,
CA.PB GIRARDEAU, Mtt
RIDER t WICHTEBICH.
North Main Strret,
Drugs, Patent Medicine,
Perfumer, Toilet Articles,
Btattemorr, Vettoaa, Etc
Dohencio N'uccuia, u old brigand
and murderer, who had spent sixty
years in prison, was recently liberated
in Italy. He is 83 years old.
The Rothschilds, once boycotted by
every reigning family, are now received
with the utmost distinction at every
court in Europe except Austria.
The Pennsylvania railroad ran a
train from Jersey City to Washington,
a distance of 228 miles, in 251 minutes.
The time was seven minutes faster
than the previous fastest run.
There are five hundred missionaries
in Africa, and the professed converts
number more than twenty-five thou
sand a year. Two hundred white and
colored martyrs have lost their lives.
Yoitr Pacific slope Mongolian must
be a thrifty chap. The steamer Oceanic,
sailing the other day, took over eight
hundred Chinese who were going home
to the flowery kingdom . to spend the
I'bof. Howlaxd, of Johns Hopkins
university, has invented a machine that
will draw fifty thousand parallel lines
to the inch with perfect regularity. Its
great value will be to astronomers for
ruling speculum metals.
Gov. Jones, the head of the Choctaw
nation, is 8 pacific savage, clad in store
clothes. He wears a stubby gray mus
tache, a portentous watch chain and
a diamond pin nestling in a sky blue
cravat. He talks very little English.
Jr.nr.r Wallace, a farmer of River
dale, Ga,, while carrying a sack of ap
ples from his wagon to the store, over
balanced himself and broke his neck.
The moral of this is that the honest
farmer should always let his wife car
ry the apples.
The American colony in Rome num
bers nearly two thousand members,
though this number fluctuates with the
changing seasons. Among the Ameri
cans who have become permanent resi
dents of the Eternal City are Story, the
sculptor, and the banker Hooker.
Oeokoe Jaynks, who lives neai
Gainesville, Ma, raises rattlesnakes
for their oil, which he sells at about
one dollar a pint to wholesale druggists
for liniments. "Snaky George" has
aliout ten thousand of the reptiles on
liis place, and kills two thousand a j-ear.
The earl of Dudley holds the largest
life insurance ever effected, the amount
being for Sf,000,000. Second in the
list, it is said, comes Mr. Wanamaker,
whose policies of .V-.0,000 exceed
th;it of the czar of all the Russias by
f-J.Vl.OOO. Fourth comes the prince of
Wales whose life is insured fur S-,-6i"i,000.
Vermont is not much of a manu
facturing state. It produces marble,
horses, maple sugar, wool and other
farm products. It has manufactures
only where the mountain streams fur
nish water-power. Yet its people, only
SIW.OOO in number, have ?ls,:Kii,(i00 on
deposit in savings banks, and the in
crease in these deposits last vear was
Gkokoe W. Allen, better known as
"Land Itill Allen," died in an Ohio
poorhouse. He spent a handsome for
tune in getting his homestead law be
fore the people, and many thousands
owe their beautiful homes to his nntir
ing labors, liis original bill of Ittttt has
tiecn many times amended, but its
principles have been preserved. Now
that he is dead there is a movement to
raise a monument to his memory.
A most remarkable alliance between
two families is reported from the
parish of St Marie Heauce, Can. Two
respectable farmers named Rheaume
and Morin had each eight children,
four sons and four daughters.
Kheaume's four sons married Morin's
four daughters, and the four sons of
the latter joined their fortunes to the
four danpjiters of the former. The off
spring of the first four unions up to
date numlier thirty-nine and of the lat
ter thirty-five children.
Mb. Philip H. Sternberg h, of Read
ing, Pa., has married the sister of his
father's w ife. and there is a great deal
d speculation as to the curious compli
cations of relationship that will arise.
Young Mr. Sternbergh. in the first
place, is his wife's nephew: by mar
riage he is his father's brother in law,
his own uncle, as well as an unele to
his brothers and sisters, and his fa
ther's nephew. He will be uncle and
greaUunclc to his own children, and is
brother in law to his wife-
S peaking of the decision annulling
the charitable provisions of the Ogden
will and the Tilden will, the New York
Herald says: "It would seem that if a
man wishes to trust his chosen friends
with the spending of his money after
bis death he should have a legal right
to do so. Hut by the law of New York
that privilege is denied. The theory
of the law is that the trustees may
abuse the trust confided to them.
That, however, is the business of the
testator, not the courts. If he is will
ing to confide in his trustees no one
else has any right to complain." Still,
such is the law.
Dr. Walter Wvman, supervising
surgeon general of the marine hospital
service, in his annual report, states that
52,992 sailors were treated in the va
rious marine hospitals and dispensaries
of the service during the fiscal year
1891. One thousand three hundred and
thirty-three surf men and keepers of
the life saving service were examined
physically, of whieh number fifty-nine
were rejected for disease or disability;
1,182 pilots were examined for color
klinHnAUL nf which number twentv-
hine were rejected: 24S seamen were
examined lor enlistment in me ma
rine service and thirty-eight rejected.
Com mo pore Theodore Wilson, chief
of the bureau of construction, in his
annual report to the secretary of the
navy says that the old wooden vessels
of the navy are rapidly disappearing
from active service, only twelve now
being available for cruising purposes.
Concerning the vessels of new construc
tion he speaks of the nsetulneas of tor
pedo cruisers. Appropriations are rec
ommended as follows: 35,000 for the
Portsmouth (N. H.) navy yard; 8150,000
for the New York navy yard; $44,000
for the League Island (Pa-,)-navy yard;
(48,000 for the Norfolk, Vs., and $100,
000 for the Mare Island navy yards.
A RBCEirr traveler in Cuba reports
that all the small silver coins in that
country have boles in them. Most of
them are Aoerina dimes and quar
ters. The perforation is done to
keep this kind of money in the country.
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
Treasurer Nkbeker in his a inual
report to Secretary Foster on the opera
tions and condition of the treasury
says the net ordinary revenues of the
government for the past fiscal year
were S:J,612,447.S1, or S10.40S,.-.:;5.3!
less than those of the year before
The net ordinary expenditures, ex
clusive of the amounts paid in premium
on IfOnds purchased, were Si"5,S72,
HS4.74. The postal revenues amounted
to Sti5.7fi2.908.5o and the expenditures
to S72.CC7.580.ri5. The reduction ef
fected during the year in the principal
of the bonded debt was Sll,5yo,S7:i.
The amount of money in circulation
was $1,076,078,102. The disbursements
during the year were S7:tl.l2ti.n70.22,
leaving a balance of 22.3:12.60.
Comitkoi.i.er Lac-t in his annual re
port shows that during the year ended
October 31 last 193 new bunks were or
ganized, with an aggregate capital of
820.700.000. The number of banks in
operation v. as 3.fi94. having in capital
stock ST)S4,75:i.8S5. The affairs of 102
insolvent banks were finally closed.
In his annual report Commodore Fol
ger, chief of the bureau of ordnance,
estimates the expense of the bureau
for the next fiscal year at S4.7S1.291, of
whieh total the sum of S4.1st',,2.".0 is to
be applied toward armament of new
vessels authorized to be built.
Postmaster General Wanamaker
in his annual r.-port shows that, in
spite of the fact that over Sl.000.000
worth of lottery revenue has been
bst during the last year, the postal de
ficit of JO.000,000 is surely disappear
ing. Mr. Wanamaker favors postal
telegraph, telephones and a postal
savings system, ant! thinks penny post
age will le demanded in the near
future, nnd shows how newspapers
may 1 transported free from July 1,
The business failures in the United
States during the seven davs ended on
the 4th numbered :':0. against t?.'-'
the preceding week and 312 for the cor
responding week last year.
In his annual rcnort to the secretary
of the navy Paymaster General Stew
art says that the growth of the navy
has called for expenditures of SV0i'K
uaii at shore stations during the fiscal
Havino been chosen 1'nited States
senator from Vermont Secretary Proc
tor severed his connection with the wnr
The launch of the new cruiser New
York took place at Cramp's shipyard in
Philadelphia in the presence of Secre
tary Tracy and other distinguished
In a jealous rage Samuel Pollak.
aged 51. shot his wifc in Philadelphia
ami then killed himself.
The Clinton dynamite works at
Havcrstraw, X. Y., were blown up and
live men were killed.
At Warren, Pa.. R. Illood, an oil
operator who was thrown from his
horse and killed, carried life insurance
The death of Mrs. Elizalieth Dodge
occurred at Dainariscotta. Me., having
passeii the century mark in age by a
few months. One of her sisters lived
to be Pr2 years old.
'1 he execution of John McManits
took place at Philadelphia for the
murd-r of Eugene Maginnis. February
The linn of Geis fc Co., lithographers
at P.ulT.ilo. X. Y.. failed, with $4.-5.1)00
nominal assets and S275.00U liabilities.
Flames which started in a barn ad
joining the coal and lumberyard of
the D. J. Iloyce estate in PlainfiVId,
X. J., caused a loss of $150,000.
In a collision on the Haltimorc &
Ohio railroad near Pennington. X. J.,
three persons were killed and seven
Passenoer anil freight trains were
wrecked on the New York .V Xew Eng
land railroad at East Thompson. Conn.,
and three men were killed and seven
In New York H. I). Wilson entered
Russell Sage's ofliee and demanded a
million dollars. On ltcing refused Wil
son threw a dynamite Iwnnb, injuring
Mr. Sage and five other persons, and
killing Itcnjamin E- Morton, a clerk,
Pkoi'ertt worth S100,00:in the Cum
berland valley in Pennsylvania was
mined by the wind anil damage was
tlone in "several other places in the
DrniNO a storm twelve barges loaded
with brick capsized in the Hudson river
at Croton point and twenty persons
Flames among bookbindery estab
lishments in Philadelphia caused a loss
The Nail fc Iron Company at Itclle
fonte. Pa, suspended with liabilities
I N Xovember last 29.205 immigrants
landed at the port of Xew York,
against 32,141 during the same time
the previous year.
WEST AND SOUTH.
In his messag.- to the Virginia legis
lature Gov. McKinney urged that the
railroads be forced to provide separate
coaches for negroes.
The safe of the I lopkins county (Ky.)
bank at Madisonville was roblied by
burglars of 50.000.
In Detroit George J. Reis, a grocery
man, his wife and three sons were
smothered to death by the destruction
of their store and dwelling by fire.
In Chicago thirteen alleged an
archists were fined from 10 to $100
each by Jnstice Woodman.
1 Kansas City, Kan., a new band of
holiness has been organized which has
fixed the end of the world to come oft
Christmas day of this year.
In Minneapolis the first attempt in
the history of the country to afford re
lief to the famine-stricken peasantry
of Russia has originated. The scheme
is to send a shipload of flour to Russia
by the middle of next January, and
the 5.000 merchant millers of America
are to be asked to help. s
A soldier named Frank Palmer, who
murdered Tremaine, an Indian scout,
near Fort Sully, S. D., in 1878, was
captured in lion ham, Tex.
A train on the East Tennessee, Vir
ginia & Georgia road near Rome, Ga-,
was held np by robbers who secured
SI, 000 from the express car.
liv the npsettiug of a lamp Mrs.
George Martin and her son, aged 1
years, were burned to death at Denver,
During the absence of Mrc Clement
Kitts, of Lima. O.. the house caught
fire and her two little children were
burned to death.
Br the. capsizing of a boat four ne
groes were drowned ia the river at
AT Creston, la., Jasper Mac, bis
wife and their two children were fatal
ly burned by a gasoline explosion in
The death of James Sanderson, who
was said to have killed 140 Indians in
the last twenty years, occurred at Fort
Sumner, N. M.
Rv the collapse of the wall of the
burned bnilding recently occupied by
Far well, Ozmun .t Co.. in St Paul
nine men were killed and six injured,
A boiler explosion at Pope Jt Pul
ley's mill near Hornellsville. Mo.,
killed three men and demolished the
Eumond Dick Taylor, the father of
greenback currency, an intimate per
sonal friend and adviser of President
Lincoln, died at his home in Chicago,
aged 89 years.
Mn. and Mrs. Levi Mills, an aged
couple near Liberty Center. Ia., were
cremated by the burning of their home.
At Mount Vernon, Mo., Charles 51.
Seaton was hanged for the murder of
Lewis Channel at Joplin, Ma, July 5,
On his death bed Dr. Felix Roan, a
prominent citizen of Caswell county,
X. C, confessed that he killed Senator
John W. Stephen twenty years ago.
A snocx of earthquake was felt at
Cincinnati and windows were broken
in some instances.
The bank at Relic Center, 0., was
robbed of Si2.000.
On a trestle near Evansville, Miss., a
passenger train jumped the track and
fell a distance of 30 feet, injuring six
teen persons, some of them fatally.
In a fit of jealousy lTof. W. H. Mc
Cubbins, of Maysville, Ark., shot and
killed his wife and then killed himself.
DriEINo the season just closed fifty
seven sailors lost their lives on the
great lakes. This was the largest num
ber of deaths of any year since the
lakes were navigated.
The cashier of the West Rend (Ia.)
Exchange bank, .1. M. Daniels, left
town with his accounts S15,000 short,
besides owing S10.000 to various per
sons. Fire destroyed the cotton mill at
Des Moines. Ia.. the only one in the
state, causing a loss of S125.000.
In a livery-stable fire in Durango,
Col., thirty-four horses perished.
In China another reliellion has
broken out, two or three important
towns have been captured and hun
dreds of natives murdered, among them
many Christian converts.
Further advices give the number of
deaths by the recent Japanese earth
quakes as 7, 5(1 J, and the injured at 10,
120. In Melbourne the Standard bank,
with a capital of S5.000.000, suspended.
Exportation of tobacco from Mexico
during the last fiscal year amounted
to 5150,344.56 more than the previous
At the age of fiH years Dom Pedro,
ex-cmperor of llrazil. died in Paris.
Since 1SS7, when Dom Pedro was forced
to leave lirazil, his health had been
In Berlin influenza was so wide
spread as to interfere with the opera
tions of railways and other large con
cerns and with municipal and judicial
affairs. Hospitals were crowded to
their utinst capacity.
Five hi npreii Christians, several
native priests, a Mongolian prince and
some unconverted natives in China
were massacred and many churches
pillaged and burned in the towns of
TsienU hang and Pingsuten.
IH'KIN: an eruption of the volcano
at Colima, Mex., a heavy shower of
ashes fell upon the city, covering the
streets and roofs of buildings and
greatly terrifying the inhabitants.
In China the imperial forces defeated
the rcltcls in a battle near Chooyang.
Eleven huudred rebels were slaugh
tered on the field, and those which
were overtaken and captured were im
The total numlier of emigrants who
left Liverpool during the eleven
months ended Xovember last was 199.
537, of whom 163.953 came to the
Rv nn explosion of fire damp in a
mine at St Etiennc, France, seventy
three miners lost their lives.
In tne senate, on the 7th, after an
hour's session, during whieh no busi
ness was transacted, adjournment was
had at 1 p. m., until S:S0 o'clock, when
the lxidy met and at once adjourned un
til the Mil, at 1:30 p. m In the honse
the first session of the Fifty-second con
gress was called to order promptly at
12 o'clock noon. The roll call of the
honse disclosed the presence of S26
members out of 332. Immediately af
ter the c inclusion of the roll call, at
12:30, on motion of Mr. llolman, the
house adjourned until noon of the 8th.
After two years spent in taking the
testimony the cases of the I'nited
States against the Rell Telephone Co.
to annul the Bell patent is believed to
lie complete, and no more evidence will
be taken for the present. No evidence
tending to prove fraud has been pro
duced, and the government announces
that its cause is practically closed. It
is evident that all the government
hopes to do is to bring before the su
preme court the Drawbsugh case once
more with the expectation that the
court, which was almost evenly divided
in this case before, may give a different
decision this time.
The grand jury at Darlington, Wis.,
has found indictments against seven of
the lynchers of Anton Sieboldt, the
murderer. John Mcighan, Sr., John
Meighan. Jr., Hezekiah Andrews and
Frank liliss, of Willow Springs, have
been arrested and jailed, and Barney
Meighan, Francis Meighan and Alonzo
Taylor are being sought lor by omeers.
James H. Kellooo, formerly presi
dent of the New York State Temper
ance society, suffered a stroke of apo
plexy while addressing a meeting at
the r.manuei urcsuyierian cnurcn in
Rochester. N. Y., on the night of the
6th. He died on his way home in the
ambulance. Deceased was aged 54
years, and was a native of Vermont,
The late explosion which took place
in the Pompe mines in St. Etienne,
France, by which seventy-three miners
perished, was caused by s failure of
the ventilating apparatus.
The caucus of democratic members
of the house of representatives, on the
7th, selected Hon. Charles F. Crisp, of
Georgia, as their candidate for speaker,
on the thirtieth ballot.
There are 13.000 cases of influenza
reported in Hamburg, and the death
rate of the city is considerably higher
owing to the prevalence of the dis
Martin D. LprPT was executed in
Sing Sing (N, V.) prison, by electricity
on the 7tn,
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Missouri has four new members of con
gress. They furnish the following auto
biography to the Congressional Record:
Seth W. Cobb, of St Louis.
(Born in Southampton county. Vs., December
6. 1638; received a common school education;
joined a volunteer company from his native
county in 1M1, and served througboat tbe war
in tbe army of Northern Vinrtnia: removed to
St. Lonta in 1M7 and worked as clerk in s grain
commission honse for three yean; engafed in
tbe same business on his own account In 1970.
and has continued in that business sine: has
never held or sought a political office; was elect
ed to the Fifty-second congress as a democrat.
receiving 10.578 votes, against 6.M2 lor T.J.
Prosser. republican; 1MB votes for Bauer, nnion
labor candidate, and 317 votes for Thomas Field,
Sam Byrns, of PotosL
IBonr on a farm In Jefferson comity. Mo.
March 4, W48: received a good English educa
tion : studied law and was admitted to the bar
of Mtaonri at Hillsboro in 1S72: was appointed
1ST collector of revenue for Jefferson county ;
was nominated by the democratic convention in
1S76 presidential elector for tbe Fifth congres
sional district: was elected in 1876 a member of
the Twenty-ninth general assembly to represent
Jefferson comity: was a member of the com
mittee on Judiciary; was elected state senator
for tbe Twenty-sixth senatorial district in 1H78,
and was chairman of the eommitteee on crim
inal jarispradenoa; was a member of the dem
ocratic state central committee from 1986 to
1KS8: was democratic jireMdentiAl elector for
the Tenth congressional district in INK; was
elected to the Fiftv-second eongrees a a demo
crat, receiving 16,744 votes, against 15,036 vote,
for wm. M. Kuiser, republican !
David A. Dc Armond, nf Butler.
I Born In Blair orranty. Pa.. March 18. 1844; was
brought np on a farm; educated in the common
schools and at Williamsport Dickinson semi
nary: ni presidential elector in 1H84; was state
senator, circuit Judge and Missouri snpreme
court commi.fiioner; was elected to the Fifty-
serond congress as a democrat. nceiving 21.54
votes, against 14.41 votes for George M. Wikoff,
union latior. and 210 votes for V. B. Whisker,
Marshal Arnold, of Benton.
Rom in SV Francois eonntv. Mo.. October 21,
1SI5; was educated in the common schools; was
professor in Arcadia college in 1H70 and 171 : has
b-en deputy clerk of the circuit, eonnty and
probate courts m bt. Francois county. Mo.: was
prosecuting attorney of Hcott county. Mo.;
served two terms in tne legislature or saw-
sour!; was presidential elector on the Hancock
ticket : was elected as a democrat to tbe Fifty
eccnnd congress, receiving 18.351 votes, against
13,1X17 votes for J. W. Sogers, republican.)
railed Oat of a 40-Foot Well.
The other night Miss Susie O'Brien,
of Moberly, fell into a well, which is
6aid to be forty feet deep, with twenty
feet of water. As she was going down
she gave a scream which brought to her
assistance the occupants of the house,
who, as soon as possible, lowered a rope
to the unfortunate girl. She claims to
have struck the bottom of the well, and
coming out of the water clung tight to
the rock wall until she caught hold of
the rope, where she clung until landed
safely out of the well. The girl after
lieing out of the water for some time
first began to realize her condition at
the liottom of a 40-foot well, and only
then became frightened. She escaped
without a scratch or bruise.
Perished In tbe Flames.
At 12 o'clock the other night the resi
dence of S. M. F'ry, seven miles south
west of Springfield, on the Gnlenaroad,
was burned and Miss Minda Payne, 18
years old, perished in the flames. The
house was two story, and the fire orig
inated iu the room occupied by Miss
Payne, up-stnirs. Several other mem
bers of the family barely escaped the
fate of Miss Pavne. The house was in
full blaze before the alarm was given
by J. B. Felly. assistant surveyor of
Greene county, who happened to be
spending the night there. The victim
of the tragedy was Mr. Fry's niece.
Heath of CoL V- R. Penlck.
Col. Willinm R. Penick dropped dead
at St. Joseph of heart disease.
(He was a prominent antagonist of Todd,
Quantrell and other bushwhackers during the
war. and as colonel or the Fifth Missouri caval
rv hestnu k terror into the heartH of many a
northwest Missouri:"!. Penick was bom on the
Platte purchase in 191. and was In the wholesale
drug business nntil a few years ago. wh'-n he
failed. Mince that time he has gained a liveli
hood as a pension asent. and 1'T the manufai-tnre
of a corn salve. He was a high mason, having
taken thirty-two dearies. He leaves a widow
and one son J
Missouri State Department Receipts.
Secretary of State Lesneur reports
the receipts of the department of state
for Novemlier as follows:
Notaries, 82TTI; miscellaneous, 82711.80: corpo
ration tav. foreign. S'i75: corporation tax. do-
metH Sl.nO. Total. 85.iOI.ni. Total receipts
for eleven month. S125.trti 23. Total receipts for
eleven months in 1-w. Sllu.ut:.20. Evcess of 1KH
over IX"'. 815.llU.lw.
Missouri Fnnd Commissioners.
Gov. Francis, Attorney - General
Wood and State Treasurer Stephens
state board of fund commissioners,
have gone to Xew York on their regu
lar semi-annual trip to inspect the
bonds deposited as security for the
Churned with Abduction.
Alliert King and Lizzie Smith were
arrainged before Justice Worthen at
Kansas City, charged with the abduc
tion of little David T. Heals Jr. They
were granted a continuance, and their
cases were set for I December 12.
A Ilesplrahle Swindle.
The gold brick swindle was perpe
trated at Independence by a smooth in
dividual, who gave the name of J. C.
Lewis and Mary C. Ford, a widow, is
wiser by S300 worth of experience.
An Important Decision.
By a decision of the Missouri sn
preme court counties mnst pay 510 per
month, in advance, toward the mainte
nance nf each lioy committed by a coun
ty to the state reform school.
Ilemth of lr. I.oring.
Dr. Fredrick L. Loring, a well known
nnd highly-esteemed piiysician of St.
Louis, died the other day. aged 85. He
leaves a widow and three children.
1 he Legislatare.
Jov. Francis is reported to have re
cently stated that he would make np
his mind by January 1 in regard to an
extra session of the legislature.
Will Probably Receive the Contract.
W. H. Sternbcrge, of Wichita, Kas.
has presented the lowest bid for cut
stone, brick, iron and wood work on tbe
public building at Springfield.
Tbe Missouri State Horticultural so
ciety held its thirty-fourth annnal
meeting at Sedalia.( A large quantity
of choice fruit was exhibited.
Some Revenue Keeeipta.
The total receipts of the internal rev
enue department in the First district of
Missouri for the month of November
amounted to SfiS5.875.28.
He Will Prosecute.
Millionaire Beals of Kansas City has
dee'ded to prosecute the people who
abducted his son, provided, however,
they ra oa light
Interesting Information from Beo-
retary Tracy's Annual Report.
Teasels Completed Since 1883, add Tewel,
In Course of Construction Tha
Attacks on the Sailor, or the
Washington. Dec Twica within
the past year the attention of the peO
Die of the United States has been called
to the condition of the navy by the pos
sibility of its being brought into active
service against Italy In the first in
stance and against Chili in the second.
The trouble with the latter country is
still far from settled, and the annual
report of the secretary of the navy will
be read with interest, at least those
parts of it which treat of tbe present
and prospective strength of the navy,
and the attack on Uie sailors in Valpa
raiso. Tbe report shows that tbe new
navy, that is, that part of the navy com
posed of the vessels completed since
1885, constitutes in itself a force by no
means to be despised. In the following
table the name, tonnage and cost of
each of (C mw vessels now In commis
sion are given:
. 4..Vt 1
. 4.IMI 1
,Rl!t. KM 73
,111 1 .34 IT"
Cashing . - .
San Francisco. .
To this mnst lie addwl thr Mnntonomah. 3,15
on, and cmtiriK$777,W.l for rconrtrHinrt.
Thin resMel, a monitor, was placed in commission
the latter part of October.
TKSSBLS BE1TO COXSTRUCTKD-
The Ttsarla in course of constractinn, wme of
Which compare favorably with the largest ships
of any country hi the worltl. are ehemn In tbe
CmifM-r No. 0
Crnisur No. 9
CniHer No. Ill
. . .1 ;.!(
Cruiser N. U
(iunbnat No. 3
Ountxmt N. t
lRarhor dVfento ran..
Crui-r Nn. 12
Tonx-do Boat No. Z.
Cruisf r No. 13
Monad nook Y
Tuwtioat No. 1 . .
Tuglxtat No. 2
Tugboat No. 3
I ne. 4
(f the sixt' 01 completed vessels of the new
navy, thirteen have tieen commissioned daring
the present administration and four daring the
iiaat vpnr. The work on t lie tnrvw areat oat tie
hipsl tho Indiana. Massachusetts and Oregon, is
going forward rapidly, and. according to present
pniliabilitres, they will be ready Tor net-vice early
in 1X4. The Monterey is ready to receive her
armor, and will he romp1etd next year, while
the powerful cruiser New Tort, which was
launched the other day. will be ready for aerV
ko in January, 1H03. Next to tbe three battle
Hhif. she will be the largest and most formida
ble hip of the new navy, and will he able to
hold her own. it is thonght. against any vessel of
her size afloat. Work on all the other ships, ex
cept the proposed torpedo croiHcr, the mate to
the Cunning, is being pushed as rapidly as pos
sible. The appropriation fr the torpedo cruiser
&ftMUi was too small, tlie secretary having
been unable to get any bids for its oonstrnction
within that limit.
MOBB SHIPS !f KEDBD.
Secretary Tracy insist that more ships are
necessary if tbe L nited Htates desires to secure
and retain her share of the commerce of the
world. On this point he says:
Tht coarse of events dnrina the nast rear has
shown anew the neeeiwity of continuing the
flevetopment of the navy. The demands upon
It nave neen consiHui, anu ny rw nmwamij
growing. The rapid extension of commercial
illations has doubled th inifrtrce of our in
trests. esiiecially in the Pacinc. It was said a
few Tears ago by a keen foreign otwervor:
"Some dav or other there will be great rivalry
of three or four nations in the pacific for the
commen-e of those seas, and tne country wnvn
ha, cultivated its strenirth with a view to that
contingency will carry off a chief part of the
; T-l. . hoanlKwulv K ..mi, .n.l tka
signs are evident on every hand of sharp com
petition. It is apparent that tbe mercantile
competitors or tnts country are To-nay en
larging their nVlds of acti-tty with at more
aggresefve energy than ever Wfore. N one
can fail to observe th indications of a system
atic effort to take advantage of th.- diturted
conditions now prevailing in many of the small
er ctattt. In this movement naval ascendency
lays a large part. The conseaences are not
nr to seek. The establishment of complete
commercial supremacy by a European power in
any state of the western hemisphere means
the exclusion of American influence and tlie
virtual destruction, a far as that state is con
cerned, of independent existence. With the
great maritime powers it is only a step from
commercial control to t4rritorial control. If
that most important agency in the commercial
development of ths United States, the Nica
ragua canal, were comolcted. the strategic
situation would be largt-iy modified. At tfw
present time the two sealoards are so remote
that each requires a separate system of naval
defense. Each has its vulnerable points, and
each has neighbors that are well prepared for
offen-sive movements. There is a circle of in
sular fortresses facing our Atlantic seaboard,
the sole object of whje existence is to maintain
naval outposts at our doors. There are state in
the Pacific and not large states, either whse
fleet are more powerful than any force that we
could reaililv bring to meet them. To protect
either sealeoai-d, even when our present author
ized fleet is completed, will involve stripping the
other at a critical moment.
Even if it were impossible to involve this
country in war without its consent, there are sit
uations in which that consent would be given by
a unanimous popular voice. There are outrages
which can not go unredressed; there are inju
ries to which no nation can afford to submit.
Atrainst snch injuries the surest pn-ventive is a
strong national defense. TiVre are oje
mnis nf HuT.irer at all times for American intT-
et-t-. and at any moment these elements may be
rendered tenfold more active by a European
war. , ,
He favors tbe constrnctton of more vessels of
the Indiana type-
It ts only bv the possession of shim of this type
htt the ricfennve strenfith of the United
States can readily lie measured. We may have
munv medium-sized cruisers of 4. 51 p tons or be
low, whK-b perform useful service in time of
peace in carrying me nav 'ui iw won't,
which irtve nractical train intr to officer and
men. and which perform important auxiliary
service in war. Rut when opposed to armored
ships these vessels can not be counted as an
element oi iorre-
TUB CHILIAK TBOfBLB.
Secretary Tracy devotes considerable space
to tbe Chilian trouble, and gives a detailed ac
count of the attack on tbe Bailors of the cruiser
Baltimore. N omerona accounts nave
published of this incident, but this one is tbe
result of a rail ana omnti investigation, ana
coctains many points which have not before
bwa made public. The secretary says:
At zp. m. on the 16th of OctoW tbe Baltl
mnr hemir then at anchor in the harbor of Val
paraiso, a number of seamen belonging to the
ship went on shore in uniform for liberty, in ac
eonlance with the universal practice prevailing
on board ships of war in foreign ports. Two
waaokru hafl uaased since the surrender of Val
para tso to the congreasionalist leaders, and the
city wa quiet. Other foreign war-ships in the
harbor had already given liberty to their crewa.
and no reason existed for withholding a Lke
privilege from the crew of tbe Baltimore.
At p. m. the men had been ashore four
k.nr. It ia th Mtenl tMttlmonT trUU iney
had been during this period, and were then,
orderlr. sober and weil-behaved. The first
.nnA. am han tsiraTI nlftCe U
m..r. uri a Chilian, wno spat in his face. Toe
: uvfeH, ,Ka PhiliAn down, and
immediately set upon, with his companion,
another of tne Baltimore's crew, by an anyry
crowd. Tha two sailors took refof, to a passing
Namk. jg X-
iny war. aiafswi mm
the crowd. On. of them. Petty Ottcor Ourte.
Runrta. was stabbed and left to die in tbe street.
Hi companion, Talbot, an apprentme, escaped,
hot was afterward arrested; catgut nipper,
were put his wrists, and he was struck ainua
and airain by toe pulief m his way ti prison.
Another petty otfloer. JohnMn. then Jn nwn
burina bouse, seem Runrin lying fcehless p the
street, went to his assistance. The cro had
now left. Finding Rinrin still breathing-. John
son took him in hu arms to carry him to a drag
sioie hrxt br. Jt this moment a squad of po
lice, with tued NrvcWet, came Jrp the street.
When at ckwe quarter the, fired at Johnson,
beine so near that his face was 'J!Seneit tne
discharge. One shot entered Rlggin ner mn
shonltler. mnicting a aeam wo,.
abnt passed thronidi Johnson's clothes.
The affair or the street car was only one or
many simultsaeotts attack, made npoa tne Bal
timore's men. The attarks lasted for snboor.
Tbev were not confined to one locality, but oc
curred at several widely-separated pourteor tne
city. In many instances the American tmvrn
were m restaurants ana omeiB wwuj
supper when attacked by crowds numbering
front twenty -five to ao men. The part borne
bythepolwe in tliese attacks Is shown by the
report. Thirty-six of Hie Baltimore's men srere
arrested and taken to prison. tmtKf subjected, oa
the way to treatment of the utmost bwtaltty.
Catgut nippers were placed on their wrtts,
and in the case of one man. Mewul
iaros. a lasso was thrown around his neck.
WuliamSi another apprentice. 1 years of age,
was arrested by a mounted policeman, who pnt
the nippers around Ms wrists and then started
his horse into a gallop, throwing tbe boy sows
Coal-heaver Qmgley. In trying to escape fHsa
the mob. was struck with a ewora by a police
officer. Pettv Officer Hamilton was flrsased to
jirlf-.n dangerously wounded and anconscion,
and his companions, attempting to relievehis
sufferings, were threatened with blow, from
musket butts, and cempeled to desist.
Coal-heaver TurnbuU received eighteen
wounds In the back, two of which penetrated
his longs, and subsequently causal hi. death.
Other men were eerkmly mimed, and several
of the wounds were caused by bayonet thrusts,
clearly showing tbe psrurlpatioa of the poHee.
As a result of the attacks, two of the men. Rlg
gin and TurnbuU, died, and eighteen other,
were more or less disabled by wounds.
At tbe examination immediately following tow
arrest, trhirl. was conducted secretly, a request
was made of the authorities by Capt. Schley to
allow one of his officers to be present to court.
The request was denied. Before tl men were
diarharged they were required to sign i Jspwr
in Spanish. A court official, whom one of th,
men awked what might be the meaning of the
paper, dorian! that It was a mere form, stating
that tbe signer had not been engaged in the
trouble. , , .
The sailors during tbe attack were without
arms, and therefore defenseless. Of the thirty
six men arrested and examined all were als
rbargod, there being no proof of any violation of
the leace on their part. The judicial investiga
tion into the conduct of the men failed tosnow
that a pincle one was found drunk or disorderly.
It is clreir that their only offense lay in wearing
tho uniform of the country to which tbey be-loTur-d.
Whether the attacks upon tbe seamen of the
Baliimttrewere preronvrted or not. tl"ir real
cause ran only be found in the bitter hostility of
the Chilians towaM the L'nited Htates a feeling
largely due to the false and malirions accusa
tions which have lieen put ftirth at Iqraque. and
later at Valparaiso, m reference to the action of
the navy of the L nited States during the prog
ress uf tbe revolution.
The sectebl- V savs the eonrso of tne navy dur
ing the Chilian war was atrl-tly nootrml. n.4-
withtanding all the rnarges w tne contrary.
He .resents tbe Instructions of March 2S to
Admiral McCaun. whieh wet. published in the
press some time ego, and w which a strict
neutrality was commanded, and ti that
these instructions were carried out to
the letter. The Itata matter was settled to
the complete satisfaction of the insurgents,
whoeA orti.-rs disavowed anv knowfcMce of the
arts of that vessel. The junction of the ends of
the submarine cable outside Of Iquique was ac-
complisle'd by the cable company tn the exer
tion of its lawful rights, and tne act was in no
way the act of the L nited States goverumenl.
Th Baltimore was present in pursuance of the
histrtv-rkins to "Take whatever measures sr.
neccMiry to prevent injury by insurgent vee
seld to live, or property of American citizens
including American telegraph cable j." The
visit of Admiral Brown to Quinteros bay when
the revolutionary troops were landed there to
ato referred to. and Admiral Brown a letter ex
plaining tbe matter and explicitly denying that
he gave any information to Balmaceda's officers
or allowed anv ( 'htlianft on board at that time is
given in full. In concluding this subject the
It therefore appears that neither to the affair
of the ltata, ii'se surrender was voluntarily
determined on by the provisional g'ernmrnt at
Iouique. nor in the presence of the Baltimore
!..., in, , "..lit. nr in American cable company
spliced their cables in the open sea. nor in the
visit of Admiral Brown to Qumteroa bay. wa.
there anv ground f offense given by the
nawot the United Stitrs, to any person, party
or government then existing to chill, nor was
anv assistance or encouragement of any kind
n-ndrred to what was at that time recigmzod
by all tbe world as in fact the pivernment of
tbe country. Vet it is impossible to ac
mnni f.:l the series of ontnutes perpet rated
on tbe crew of !iv Aaltimore on any
other supposition than tliil those who
concerted them were innneneed by tne calum
nies which had been actively cirrulatsl.and that
thev were aided and abetted by a police guard
which should have suppressed them. No cliarge
or even suspicion of misconduct attaches to the
men who, on tbe night of the 16th of October,
endeavoring without weapons to defend them
selves against an armed attack, wnr. driven by
tne police to a Chlliae prison because they wore
the uniform of American sailors.
The testa of armor puvtea of domestic manu
facture have demonstrated that better plates
can be made m this country than abroad. feUx
plates were furnished, three by the Bethlehem
iron works, and three by Carnegie. Phipp,
Co. The trials took place at IndlM, Head on
October 31 and Novemlier U, and the plates
were subjected to tests more, severe
than had ever been applied at any foreign gov
ernment trial. Four shot, were fired at ear!
plate from a ,-tncn gun with an impact velocity
of i.iiTS feet per second, and an energy of S.IWS
foot tons, using tbe HoltieT projertllo of la
pounds. One shot was then fired at tho center
of each plate from an 8-inch gun. with an Im
pact energv of 4.ftg-foot tons, using Pirminy
and Carpenter projectile, of 210 and iStl pounds
weight, respectively. The plate, were placed
normal to the line of lire. The results of the
trial were in tbe highest degree satisfactory.
Karb of the six plate, mannfaclnred in this
country was superior to the English compound
olte. while the nickel Harveyed plate and tbe
high carton nk-ke! plate were superior to all the
foreign plate, of tha Annapolis trod.
Of gun for vessels now authorized l-ls have
been completed, while 347 are required. Of those
completed there are one 12 inch, eight 10-inch.
nineteen 8 -inch and 117,-inrn. twelve i. im u
and seven Ui inch guns are among those still to
be constructed. The testa of the t Inch rapid-
lire gun resulted in an actual showing of sixteen
shots a minute.
The most important advance made during the
put year in respect to powder consists in the
development w a smokeless powder, in
vented by Prof. t. b. -Monroe, oi tne
naval tornedo station. Th. result, have ex
ceeded the anticipation, formed in referenr.
to this powder. Its successful use ha. ad
vanced by ppatreasivn experiment from tbe
one. three and six- pounder guns np to the fonr
tnrb rapid -tire gun. In referenr to the result,
accomplished, it is only necessary to say that
with charges one-half the weight of those need
with ordinary powders, tne velocities nave
been increased nearly S3 111 foot seconds, with
no increase of chamber pressure. In other
resiiect. the powder give, singular satisfaction.
The government during tbe past year arranged
for the manufacture of armor-piercing projec
tiles in this country, and they sr. now being is
sued to ship, as desired. The change to the
effective force of the navy by the introduction
of these projectile, tbe secretary considers
aotvalent to a revolution. Another important
vance in naval development, is the successful
domestication in this country of the manufac
ture of tbe Whitehead torpeoo.
SENATOR BRICE SWORN IN,
But Not Before Notie Touching; Hut
Eligibility Had Keen Filed.
Washinotos. Dec . During the
presentation of credentials in the sen
ate Mr. .Sherman, referring to the eligi
bility of .Mr. llrice as a senator from
Ohio, said that before the oath of of
fice was administered to Mr. Brice he
desired to sav that the belief was enter
tained by a large pari of the citizens of
Ohio that he was not a citizen of
that stats at the time of his
election and therefore was not eligible.
lie (Mr. Sherman) was satisfied that
Mr. Brice was entitled to be sworn tn
nn his nrima facie credentials. They
were remilar in form, and, therefore.
should raise no objection to this being
done. Bnt he gave this notice so that
Mr. Itrice's being sworn in should not
be recrarded as a waiver of the point
raised by the people of Ohio that he was
not a citizen of that state at the time of
Mr. Hoar suggested that the contention
was that Mr. Brice was not an "inhab
itant" of Ohio, and Mr. Sherman ac
cepted the correction, substituting tbe
nnH -iv, v.;tant" fnr "citizen." Mr.
tbao escorted to the desk;
in. ' ..- . -
and worn in.
Ihrw. tfa MM sad Maa Wurdrf by
mm Eautosloa ha taw Hawylaatt Mawl
Work, at Sfaarrww. Ms.
IIaxttmomc, Md., Deft . An explo
sion of gas occurred at tb wes-ics of tha
Maryland Steel Co. Sparrow's Point,
early yesterday morning, and several
men were injured. Three of tbe vic
tims have since died. Another ia not
expected to live. Four others were
badly Injured, but they are not be
lieved to be fatally hurt.
Tbe dead are:
Arthur M. Austin, M years old, of .
Gewrire Braidwood, of XWtunore;
John Lynch, of Sparrow's Point; un
The wounded are. Arthur Pug-h, off
Hiffblandtown, yery badly burned and
Internally injured; Washington Sapp,
brakeman of a shifting engine, track
by flying- debris: Thomas Miller, col
ored, aged 22. of Linwood. N. C, face) .
and hands burned; August Bell, col
ored, aged 25. of MontpeUer, Va., face
and hands burned; William lUDmau.
colored, aged S3, right hip broken and
Fortr men were at work in tbe im
mediate vicinity when the explosion
took place. Tbe furnaee was being
blown out for repairs. Hot bricks
were thrown in every direction wish.
great force. The flames spread rapidly
and enveloped some oi tne injured mem
whom the flying bricks bad knocicea
senseless. The uninjured workmen at
once went to the rescue of their co
laborers and dragged them out of fur
Austin was almost instantly Kiuea.
Braidwood lingered in great agony for
three hours, and Lynch lived six hours
sfler the accident. Tha cause of the
explosion is not known, but it proba
bly occurred from a water pipe spring
ing a leak. The noise of tne expiuoma
was distinctly heard S miles away.
A jury of inqnest last evening brought
in a verdict that the accident was una
voidable and unaccountable, and that
no blame attaches to the company.
THE WAR PORTFOLIO
Correspowdeocw Incident to the atotlrw-
nrat of Secretary metor rroos nn,
Pawltloa at the Hawd mt fd War Da.
Vashi5sto. Dec. 8. The following
correspondence has passed between the
president and Secretary Proctor:
Was DgcASTMSify. 1
Orrrrx or ths HacaTT.
Wasuinoto, Nov. t, USl. )
Si a: Having been appointed a senator from
Vermont. I tender my resignatkm as secretary
of vrcr. to take effect at sorb, data prior to tha
meeting of congres as may suit yoar wishr.
You have shown roe more than the ordinary
measure of kindness and confidence, and I
shall relinquish my present official dnnal wader
yon with great regret. It will always be for
me a sonrre of gratification and pride that I
have tons been connected with your admrntstra
tkm. and likewise of pleasure to recall tha
friendly and intimate prrsooa relations with
yourself and my associates tn your cabinet.
To tbe president.
ExscmvB MAiraios-, f
WASHrxo-roff. D. C Dec S. 111. (
Hon. Rtnnaxo PnocToa.8scssTAav ovWab
Sir: Your letter of November S. announcing
that you had been appointed s senator from
Vermont, and tendering your resignation of tha
office nf secretary of war. to take effect at sucn
time prior to the meeting of uuiKl'ca a. might
suit my convenience, baa, for reason, known to
yon. not reretvwl earlier attention. 1 org now
to advise you of the acceptance of jour resig
ns tioa to tak. effect this day.
In aevexmg our ofkVial relation, tt gives ma
areat pleasure to remember that they have been
uncJooded by anything approaching disagree
ment or distrnat. You ham had my full eong
denc. sad your discharge of official duty my
full approbation- I am giao. to snow inex yom
nubuc service is not fasmmated: but only
transferred to another, and I hope higher. Held
rat usefnlneas. with tho warmest perao
Harris. I am. very sincerely, your friend.
loignea.! DSSJAHIW naw
Arrangement Kataiwd lata with Germany
I ader tha Kaclfaraeity Claaaa ef taa -
WASHnraToa. Dec a State depart
ment officials say that the cable dis-
-intch from Paris asserting that a
treaty of commerce has been concluded
between Germany and the United
otates by which the latter country ex
empts German beet sugar from amy
and Germany gives the United States
the favored nation benefit in regard to
Importations from the United Statea
into that country ts suosianuaiiy true,
and that France (which also produces a
considerable quantity of beet sugar)
will soon follow in the same line.
It is technically incorrect to say tnat
treatv" has been concluded. That
would require concurrence by the sen
ate. What has been accomplished ia
agreement under the reciprocity
clause of the McKinley bill
on the 1st of January next the presi
dent, it is believed, will issue a most
interesting proclamation as to tne re
ciprocal duties made under tha reciproc
ity arrangements tnns tar enuereu iuhs.
The commissioners from ins wes, in
dies have received assurances from Sec
retary Blaine that the president will
on that day issue his proclamation in
regard to the products in which they
Commissioners from Jamaica are
hourly expected here to perfect an ar
rangement similar to that entered into
between the United states ana oram.
Secretary Faster-. Caaaltlaa.
Washijgtos. Dec 7. Dr. Hamilton
states this morning that Secretary Fos
ter still has fever of a low type which "
be had yesterday. He has no pain, but
his condition has not improved since
the onset of fever on Saturday. The
patient is extremly weak. Dr. O. I.
Magruder became associated with Dr.
Hamilton in the ease on Saturday.
Wreck af the Paeifl. Hat!'. Haw aula
Nicaragua aa a BawL
Salt Fraiccirco. Dec 8. News has
been received of the wreck of the Pa
cific Mail's new ship Nicaragua, which
struck on a sunken reef of Aenlutta,
San Salvador. She was built last June
by the Cramps for the Central American
service of the Pacific Mail, and cost
500. 000, As the company insures all
its own property, this means a dead
loss of that amount. The reef on which
she struck extends nine miles out to
sea, and as the night was clear and
bright, the captain evidently mistook his
Death af M. 1 sarswat. a Wall-
Kahsas Cttt, Ma, Dec 8.-M. L.
Sargent, traffic manager of the Ksnass
City, Fort Scott dc Memphis road, died
in this city at 8:45 a. m. He was proba
bly the best-known tramo manager in
the west For five years he wss gen
eral freight and passenger sgent oftbe
entire Ssota Fe system. He had been
in the railway service
ginniag ss local ticket agent of toe ioM
einnatL He was ao yoawa -
had been ia felling heal tor V PJ
-a, ' JWjB..- v - V V "