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BEN II. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1892.
VOL. XVI.-NO. 35.
norwanoiiAM. ej aria.
I. C. XVUKLMAN5.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
OWeo at Mora on Harmony Strait,
CAPS GIRARDEAU. MO.
& 8. HARRIS,
Physician and Surgeon
Omea In tear of Trlckev's Drag Store, ooraet
r Independence ud Spanish Streets. Capt
Girardeau. (VSpecial attention glvaa M
linger; and Diseases of fimalu.
H. A. ASTHOLZ,
amstajy BaHdtngand Loan Anartstt .
Secretary 8outoeatern Wrtot AgHaai.
feral Boonmt. OOoa, Court-houo.
Do Tour Insurance Business
In a company whoM record In tb. put la .
guarantee for th. I utura. lmu- In la.
HOME, OF NEW YORK.
LEO DOYLH, Agent,
No ft North Main Street, Cap Olrardaa
Osps Girardeau, Ma
Agent for the following
Reliable Companies :
Vn.Dk.tn Mutual, of fit. Louli.
Cttltena' Insurance Company, 8t, Louis.
SpriinffloM Inturanoe Compur, BprifL-r-
The-pd? an throe of the beat and i
oompanit a In tlio country.
ffow fronds rrrtlre4 week 1 7. Groceries !
warafre-b. Store cDinar of Fountain and
Harmony Si reel. noTJ.
Mi op 01 Main street, one door south of tks
Ail kind of Frenh Mats and Saneage mi
ways oil band. jUcilrery wagon run everf
Millineir, Dry Ms
No. MO Harmony Street,
CAFE GIRARDEAU. MISSOURI
r. W. VOGT,
Stoves id Tinware,
Cape Girardeau - - Mo.
Entire new at 00k. the latest improved and
bet Look ins; and HpaMnir Moves In the mar
ket. All kinds or Job Work done In the best
manner and at moderatprioos.
ROOFING AND CUTTERINC
A specialty and work guaranteed nrst-clMS.
stechanieel and Burgles!
tmes all kinds of work In his lias, and (aaa
antens ait wrk done.
Office at resldenre. eorner Harmony aad
Iron and Steel,
ipoM Wfflenls, IK Itc
At enta of tb.
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
Doalon supplied at Wbol.lt Prions.
37 and 39 Mala Street,
CAPE GIRARDEAU, lift
North Main Strret.
A full and oonmpWta un of
Vrusp, Patent Medicine,
Perfumery, Toilet Article,
BUttonerr, Votfcaa. Eta
The Chicago man who filched a girl's
pocketbook while kissing ber is the
best example of total depravity yet
"ArxT"' (I. a ft a Vookiiees died at
Princeton. X. J., the other day, aged Vt
years, she was known to every scholar
at Princeton college where she had
lived lor the part sixty years.
Ward McAllister figures up that a
gentleman ran lire decently in New
York and keep a family on $IK!.!i.vj a
year. Now, if Mr. McAllister will try
his hand at showing how a man can
honestly earn enough to live on "de
cently," he will be doing the country a
Thf.rf. is a new kind of pavement
made partly' of cork. Cork and several
other ingredients are pressed into
blocks which are said to make a pave
ment at once moderate in cost, dura
ble, silent, non-absorbent and afford
ing; a foothold for horses. Some of it
has been in nse in London with satis
Mast men have known what it is to
be responsible for the acts of wife and
Jhildrcu. but it is carrying the law to
the extreme when a man is held re
sponsible for his dog. as has lieen a
Philadelphian. The dog stole a pair
f boots and a sled, carrying them
home, and now his owner is held re
sponsible for the theft.
The forty-fourth anniversary of the
discovery of gold at Sutters sawmill in
LI Dorado county. Cat, was celebrated
in New York the other night by the as
sociated pioneers of the territorial days
of California with a dinner. As the
rears roll on death plays sad havoc in
the ranks of the sturd3 gold diggers of
"4y. and there was less thau a half httn
lred left to tell the tales of the olden
Sororis has been discussing in Bos
.on bow best to manage husbands, and
ibout all the members had something
to say on the subject during the de
bate. Probablv the best suggestion
ame from Lily Dcvereatix Blake, who
roposed, as the best rule for marital
lapmness, that the wife should not al
ways ask her husband where he was
;oing when he went awav. and where
ae had been when be came back.
Of Ihe :2s.6l7 divorces granted in the
I'nited States for twenty years, 2Its
170, or n..s per cent- of the whole,
were granted to wives on their petitions
for divorce from their husbands and
112..Ytu were granted husbands for the
alleged fault of the wives, being i
per cent of the whole number; that is
to say, in the proportion of nearly two
to one it is the wife who seeks a di
vorce rather than the husband.
The best known of these peaceable
settlements of international controver
sies was that between the I'nited States
and Great Britain in 1S72 on account of
the "Alabama claims' w-hich matter
was referred to five arbitrators named
by the I'nited States, England, the
Swiss republic the king of Italy and
the emperor of Brazil, respectively. In
a dispute between Kngland and France
in 1843 the king of Prussia acted as ar
bitrator. At the instance of several . philan
thropic ladies of high station Enemies
of Tobacco Smoking" have lieen formed
iu St. Petersburg. Kvery mcinlier tf
such a "circle' pledges himself not to
imoke and to discourage smoking in
jthers The money which such a mem
ber would spend on tobacco or cigars
from the time he joins the circle to
September I, ls"2. he pays to the so
lely, to lie sent to the famine-strieken
Ferdinand Ward, the ex-Napoloon
of finance, who wrecked the tinu ol
Grant & Ward, will be a free man in a
short time. His term in Sing Sing will
soon expire. Ward has learned the
printer's trade in prison. Prom the
prison printing office Ward issued on
New tears a beautiful ami artistic
souvenir calendar, designed and exe
cuted by himself. He has lecn a qniel
prisoner and shortened his term by
Iam'AL scientists are much interestec
in a curious piece of gold-liearing
meteoric rock recently found in Calav
eras county, CaL, by Geologist II. W.
Turner. This meteoric stone is about
as big as a man's fist, but its peculiar
feature is that it is flicked with gold,
an-.l the precious metal in one place is
fully one inch square on the surface.
When cut the rock shows white like
nickel. Turner says be considers this
proof that there is gold in the stars.
On'jST Toi.stoi has written a long
letter to a New York paper giving his
personal oiiservations and experiences
in the famine district of Rnssia. It
may correct some impressions in Amer
ica to know that this celebrated phil
anthropist and author acquits the gen
eral government and the local function
aries of either indifference or pro
crastination in relief for the sufferers
from famine, bnt he finds that, with
all that has been done, and with all
that Uussia can da more than half the
suffering must remain unless people
more fortunately situated contribute to
Thf. lawyers of the late Mrs. Jane
Kingsbury made a.strange find in her
residence at Lynn, Mass. When she
died no trace of any property could be
found for several days but finally the
executors came across several docu
ments concealed in a chest in a 'spare'
lH'droom. They represented property
amounting to S30.000. The search con
tinued, and SW.OOO was found in the
house. Of this sum $14,000 was in gold
pieces in denominations ranging from
SI to ?'i0. The balance was in curren
cy. This money was found hidden in
the bottoms of trunks bureau drawers
This is Columbian year, as it might
be called, since it is the four hun
dredth anniversary of the discovery of
A merica by Christopher Columbus in
honor of which the inauguration of the
big centennial in Chicago will be be
gun: it is also presidential year, and
likewise it is a leap year, in which
ladies who have been slighted and left
ungathered by the nngallant bachelors
have been granted by popular custom
the right to choose a life-companion
from the ranks of the sterner sex, and
can do something more than hint for
the proposal which they crave and
Inventor Pennington has bobbed
up serenely with a fresh proposition to
sail from Chicago to New York in six
hours and with this end in view is
organizing a company with a capital
of S30.ooo.00a Inventor Pennington
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION
Wednesday, Jan. ST. A resolution
was adopted in the senate asking
the president for information relat
ing to the non-acceptance of Henry
W. lllair as I'nited States minister to
China. The Mexican award bill was
discussed. In the house a bill was in
troduced providing that all oleomar
garine transported into any state or
territory shall be subject to tin laws
thereof. Mr. Watson (ia) laid down
the principles of the Farmers' AlliaJce
party. Debate on the new rules closed
THfRsPAV, Jan. 18. In the senate
a message was received from the
president transmitting the additional
correspondence in the Chilian matter.
Mr. Hale spoke at length upon the
benefits of reciprocity, after which an
adjournment was taken to February I.
In the house a bill was passed to pun
ish blackmailing by a fine of Sl.000 or
imprisonment for one year. The pro
posed new rules were discussed at
Friday. Jan. 29. The senate was
not in session. In the house the lime
was occupied in discussing the pro
posed new rules hut no action was
Sati uday. Jan. SO. There was no
session of the senaf. In the bouse
the time was occupied in discussing
the pro ms'A new rules but no
action was tiken. Eulogies upon the i
i:- h. i,.t i ..n,m.innii Honk of
Tennessee, were delivered. A bill was !
introduced to authorize the govern
ment to erect post oftice buildings in
places of more than 3.000 inhabitants.
Cini.i in her reply to the ultimatum J
of the I'nited States government coin
pletely and unequivocally disavows
the Matta circular, and expresses re
gret for the sentiments therein con
tained: apologizes for the Baltimore
outrage and leaves the terms of settle
ment with the supreme court of the
I'nited States: declares a deep respect !
for our flag and our uniform, a sincere
feeling of friendship for the I'nited!
States and the reflectitins on Minister i
Egan contained in the request for his j
recall arc withdrawn. -
The commissioner of pensions ap- entrance to Gray's Harlnir. Ore, and
peared liefore a subcommittee of the . twenty of the crew, including the otli
house appropriations committee and ,n.rs were drowned, only three per
asked for an appropriation for pen- I .n, .vai hing shore alive,
sions for the next fiscal year of SI44.- rllK family of It. V. Burnett were
a.VJ.IKKI. taken with the grip while enroute from
President Harrison in a special ( MisN()liri t tMC Pottawatamie reserva
message sent to congress on the -Jsth ; ti(m in Ouailoma territory, and Mr.
declared that the administration was j urnctt n;s wife and two children died
satisfied with the answer made by fr(m til. 1n-wts of the disease.
Chili to the ultimatum of the I'nited j a livi ! expert counterfeiters were
States of January il. and with the mes- fl.MKiing Ohio with spurious silver coin
sage transmitted the answer aforesaid (ate) --
and the correspondence growing out I '
of it ! FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
President Harrison's cabinet at a
meeting decided that when Chili
salutes the flag the Baltimore incident
will I closed. There would be no re
sort to the supreme court of the I'nited
States nor to a tribunal of arbitration,
as the administration accepts the apol
ogy of the Chilian government in its
1 he exchanges at the leading clear-;
ing bouses in the I'nited States during I f,.rii,gs from hunger and sickness have
the week ended on the Slth aggregated i turned their resentment against the
l.-.V)S.:7'.i.S17. against SI,r. 1, Itfli.SJi, the ! dors fr their failure to effect cures
previous week. The inetease as com- j u, physicians were fl -eing in ter
pared with the corresponding week of i rir
ish was 10.1. Natives murdered live American
The business failures in the I'nited i missionaries at Boina. in the Congo Free
States during tne seven uays enoea on ;
the 'Jfth numbered 237. against K2S the
preceding week and 220 for the corre
sponding week last year.
The Chilian government has been .
notified by Secretary Blaine that her , f(MKl f)r fiftv.two days He had fasted
apology has been accepted, and that it ! fortv.f,,r dav.s.
restores the correspondence ln-twee n I tJ,k distinguished Baptist minister,
the two republics to a basis of cordial- Ri.T Charles Hadilon Spnrgeon. died at
ity and makes as he believes a full jcntom. on the 31st nit. He w asuneon
and honorable adjustment of all un- scjous wj.n be passed away and death
settled matters easily attainable. I was painless. Mr. Spurgeon was born
In Washington Howard Schneider. at Kelvedore. Eng.. June l'.i. ls"4. and
aged 22. fatally shot his wife anil killed
her brother. Frank Hamlink. Inc
wife had refused to live with her hus
band. THE EAST.
Mrs Addison Hindman and her
child were burned to death in their
home at Callery Junction, Px
The grip caused the death of Iir.
Wesley Newcomb at Ithaca. N. V.
aged S4. He was one of the leading
conchologists of the world.
At New-castle. Pa., an engine blow
up, killing the engineer, fireman and
three brakemen. The bodies were hor
Samvf.i. Krino. aged 79 years, and
his wife, aged S3, were burned to death
in their home at Elton. Pa
In New- York Arthur Stocker fatally
shot his wife and her sister. -Mary
Tierney. Jealousy was the cause.
Two miners were blown to pieces at
Honeybrook. Pa, by an explosion of
dynamite anil seven others were fa
In New York agents of the coal pro
ducing companies met and decided to
advance prices twenty-five cents per
In New York Henry Down, alias
The Slasher," who committed several
mnrdrrs was acquitted on the grounds
of insanity and sent to an asylum.
Tint death of Gen. Henry A. Bar
num. a port wanlen of New York city
and one of the most distinguished vet
erans of the late war, occurred at the
age of ,W years
The Pennsylvania republican state
convention will meet at llarrisbnrg
The execution ol Andrew iiorjessen
took place at Litchfield, Conn., for the
murder of his sweetheart. Emma An
derson, one year ago.
In the court of common picas in New
York. Judge Gicgerich established a
precedent when he decided that a
street car or railroad conductor was
not required to change a live-dollar bill
to collect a fare.
At Camden. N. J.. the Washington
Manufacturing Company failed for
WEST AND SOUTH.
Robbers made a raid on the Union
oank of Wilton, la. and secured S4.000.
Indiana democrats have changed the
date of their state convention from
April 14 to April 21.
In Oklahoma territory large numbers
of the Pawnee. Otoe and Missouri In
dians were dying daily of la grippe.
William Myers and his uncle. John
Owen, were burned to death at Ken
dall ville. Ind.
An Indian named William TyndalL
living near Bancroft. Neb., will file an
application for a pension. He served
in the civil war.
The tenth attempt within the past
year w as made to set fire to Burling
A non took le Uibson (colored)
from jail at Owenton. Ky.,'and banged
him for the inurdcrof Frank L 'ggerns,
In Xorth Dakota the wheat crop for
1891 is estimated at ot.7i:;.:;us bus'icls
or tisS bushels to the acre.
Tiik Farmers' National Alliance in
session in Chicago reelected D. F.
Havens of Washington, president for
the ensuing year.
At Charlestown.Md , Thomas Thomp
son ( colored) was hanged for the mur
der on August ii. Itftl, of William
Adams also colored.
Tandy Yorxo and his two children,
aged .1 and 6 years, were burned to
death by the burning of a honse at
Greenville. Ga. Mrs Young escaped.
Geoiuif. Cramer's home near Krain
erd, Minn., was burned during his
absence, and Mrs Cramer and three
children perished in the flames
At Thompsons Tex., four men cap
tured and hung Joe Shields to a tree
No cause was known.
Lff. Davis and lljb Jones members
of the Parton faction, were waylaid
and killed by Perry Turner and his
men near Pineville, Ky.
In Oklahoma a man named llnrdette
and his wife and two children froze to
The business portion of Milan. Ma,
was swept away by flames
Tub Ohio republican association in
Washington gave a r.-ccpt'on to Sen
ator John Sherman in honor of his
sixth election to the United States
At Terre Haute. Ind, H. K. Mus
grave, who attempted to swindle in
surance companies i.y nnrning a log
cabin contaiiiin? a skeleton, was con-
victed and sentenced to pay a fine of
STiOO and to be confined in the peniten
tiary ten ycars.
Ix Sumner county. Kan., John W.
Wise, a grandson of John Wise, de
ceased, whil digging for the foundt-
tion of a new structure on the farm on
whii-h the old man died, found 3.,0M
which had lieen secreted a dozen years
The house and barns on the farm oc-
rengo. III., t'.'"-' '' I ''X bail
ie- 'raim sunn ,'i a ti,in
Mi:s Jlollie .-iiiK Inii
of ilm britiif, ami sie
cealed in a b
were a!so In
A hand of
IM ki.vo a
dab, coal la
!rroi::c 1:1 !.p rb... -j ,
Ax earthquake shock throughout
Tasmania. Victoria and the south coast
of New South Wales damaged many
The death of Baron Louis von llar
lier, the founder of many banks anil
one of the best known financiers in
Austria, occurred in Vienna, aged ss.
Is the department of orolizeh. hiis-
: neasants. exasperated by their suf-
it:lU.. seV,.n native converts met a
like fate, anil the mission buildings
Sneei, the faster.
i,1,111,H his .ittemot to iro without
pppj,,-!,,.,! ,js first sermon as pastor at
Waterlieaeh when only 17 years of age.
Garza, it was nqmrted. hail lvegged
for pardon from President Diaz, of
Mexico, offering to lietray his follow
N the senate, on the IsL after morn-
;njv business bad ltecn disposed of the
addoek pure food bill was taken np
and made the special order for the 31.
The La Abra and Weil bills referring
the claims to the court of claims with
right of appeal to the supreme court,
were passed. Both bills provide that
in case the courts decide the claims
fraudulent the nnexpended balance of
I th an :ir,is shall lie returned to Mexico.
in tn(. house, under the call of
RtatPSi a iarf,e number of bills were
j introduced. The report of the com-
' .;.. a . . miAc irnc thun Inlrpfl 1111. the
various amendment proposed giving
rise to some spicy uiscussion; Lut little
progress with the bill was made.
ON the 1st the United States supreme
court upheld the constitutionality of
the lottery act of the last congress af
firming the decision in the case of
Deyne and Rapier, the publishers of
the New Orleans Slates and Mobile
Register, who were indicted on charges
of sending through the mails newspa
pers containing lottery advertise
ments By common consent the cases
were made test suits as to the constitu
tionality of the law.
The steamship Eider, of the North
German Lloyd Steamship Co., CapL
Henecke. which left New York for Bre
men on January 23. went ashore, during
the night of the 31st, on the Atherfield
rocks nine miles west of Ventnor, Isle
of Wight The life-saving corps and
coast guardsmen did noble work in res
cuing and caring for passengers and
TnE United States supreme court has
reversed the judgment of the supreme
court of Nebraska, and ordered it to
take further proceedings in conformity
with the decision that Gov.-elect Boyd
is a citizen of the United States
"Rinderpest." a hog disease, is
spreading in the district of A Hon a,
Prussia. Sanitary measures against in
fection are strictly enforced, and the
markets are closed in consequence.
Alice Mitchell and Lillie Johnson
were jointly arraigned in the criminal
court at Memphis Tenn., on the 1st,
charged with the murder of Freda
Ward. They pleaded not guilty.
The secretary of the Kansas state
board of agriculture announces that
wheat has suffered no damage so far,
but that conditions must be extremely
favorable to insure a good crop.
The peace of Europe is said to be
menaced by the strained relations ex
isting between t ranee and spam, ana
the gravity of the situation can hardly
Missouri state news.
The ItoaU Hidnnpluc.
Lizzie Clevidence, who was the in
(diriment by which the plot to abduct
the little son of David L. Reals of
Kansas City, was carried onL has de
cided to turn state's evidence if she can
secure an advantage by so doing.
She mys that the name of the leader of the
rang in Enftene Rolaton Robertaon. When ah.
nnt met him be was an attorney of Denver.
CoL. and was eonnectpa with a borwsteaPna
Kanir. of which her husband was a member.
Vben she left for Kansas City Hubert enc and
king-. Woo had been Ittanhinr with her. ar
ranged to follow later. The woman said that
When she went to work at tbe Beats mansion
ne bad no thought of committing- tbe crime.
Which set a continent ablaze, but that Bobert
ron laid the plot and romreled her to carry ft
out. On two occaitkmfl she seereted Robertson
In tbe house that he might familiariae bimttelf
with It. Once sbe objected, on tbe ground that
something might disappear. "1 am too nharp
for that." was Robertson's reply. "It is bigger
pame than diamonds I am after now." Bbeeaid
that Roliertran remained hi tbe city several
days after the recovery of tbe child, and then
went to St. Lonis and from there to Chicago
and Denver. She was to have of the
money, but has received nothing.
f.ee Mcrlwether'a Roagh Ksperlenee.
Says a dispatch from New York city:
Mr. Lee Meriwether, a little more than a year
ago. when labor commissioner of Mlwoari. was
directed by the legislature to collect statistics
as to convict lalr in foreign prisons. After his
term of eftiee expired he went abroad with the
intention of learning by oliserration something
about the treatment of foreign convicts. When
Mr. Meriwether arrived at Smyrna on tbe
Egyptian steamship be intended to tranship at
once to the Austrian Lloyd eteamer Minerva
for Jaffa. He was out if money, and started
ashore to draw on hfoi letter of credit. The cus
toms honse omriak refused, however, to recog
nize his American passport because it lacked the
signature of the Turkish consul, and attempted
to fine him for trying to enter the country with
out the proper paient. and when he refused to
bribe them because he had m money, they threw
him into prison, and kept him there in a nnm
thirteen feet square, with tbirty-one criminals,
for many hours. They released him only UJ.n
becoming convinced that he had no money. Mr.
Meriwether will go to Washington to lay the
ease before the state department.
A Traveling Swindler Wanted.
P. C. Snider is the name of a man
onsKTrTTrt a charge of defranding a
way the 1st of merchants in Andrew,
Mnrl'm" M ''llenanan counties out of
"" ing from S!0 to Sr0. Snider
a!"' "l that he was the agent of
was llO.I'.Jit. Business Men's association
Ml i:iere:tso 'i. with headquarters at
b. He traveled exten-
iciting memberships to
ViVe"i'a?ii.t;i;.ation, and on his busi
ness cards were the names of some of
St Joseph's licst banks while one of
the leading attorneys was given as le
gal adviser. These all declare they
never heard of Snider. The commer
cial agencies state that Snider has as
far as reorted. seeunil not less than
51,000 for memberships
To Krimhai-ae St. Charles College-
A Washington special says:
Mr. Norton, of Missonri. has introdneed a bill
authorizing the secretary of war to cause to be
investigated by theiuartermaster'sdeiartmi'nt
the circumstances, character and extent of the
alleged nse and occupation by the United States
military authorities for government purposes
4uring the late war of the college bnildings and
grounns in ine j-h. iiam-s cuit-ic u -,., iuii h-s.
Mo.: tbe actual value of snchnseanrt occupa
tion, and to certify to the secretary of the treas
ury what amount, if any. is ennitably due St.
Charles college as the rcavnable valne of such
use and occupation and for damages to such
buildings and grounds, and authorizing the sec
retary of the treasury to ny any ammnt so
found to lie due from the United States in full
sati.facti'ra of all claims.
Fnlton Female Orphans' Homo.
The following telegram from Kansas
City appeared in the Glolie-Democrat of
Dr. T. P. Haley, pastor of the First Christian
church of this city, formerly of St. Louis, re
ceived from Dr. w. s. Woods a warranty deed
to the Mi-Dowell block, valued at Mii.ko. f..r the
ls-nent of the endowment fnnd of the Female
Orphans' home, of Fnlton. Dr. Woods is presi
dent of the Bank of Commejce of this city, but
is now in Florida. The McDowell block is a
three-story double brick building, with stone
front. located on Main street, near Sixth. The
endowment fund of the home now amounts to
The directors of the I'nited Masonic
Ilcncfit association of Missouri held a
meeting iu St. Louis the other evening.
Insurance Commissioner Ellerlie was
present to listen to the discussion. The
publication of the fact that the associa
tion was in a weak financial condition
stirred up its friends to renew their
efforts to maintain the assciation, and
at the close of the meeting it was an
nounced that they bad resolved to con
tinue the organization at least for
North ML.onrl Fair Circuit.
The North Missouri fair circuit has
fixed the fair dates for 1S02 as follows:
Koodhtmsc. Ill Third week in July.
lAni-iana Fourth week in July.
Mexico First wis-k in August.
M"lerly Seitnd wis'k in August.
Kedalia Third week in August.
lliginnHville Fimrth week in August.
The year 1W2 will lie the twelfth an
nual meeting, and the association has
decided to offer in the circuit S100.000 in
cash premiums in the speed ring.
An Important F.nterprlae.
Kingan Co.. the extensive packers
of Kansas City. Indianapolis ami Bel
fasL Ireland, will probably erect an ex
tensive packing house at St. Louis for
the purpose of supplying the firm's
large trade in the eastern and ew
England states. It is stated that the
new plant will involve an outlay of
something like SI. 000.000 and will be a
duplicate of the plant in Kansas t tty
Xot Lynched at Nevada.
Robert Hepler, the murderer of Mrs.
Goodley and son. was not lynched in
the courthouse yard at Nevada, as the
first report would cause one to believe,
hut in the courthouse yard at Lamar,
where he was taken on a train from
Civil rervlc Examinations.
United States civil-service examina
tions in St. Louis: For department serv'
ice (all branches April land August
23d: railway mail. April 2; August 24.
K.na. ntva New TuMie Building.
The sub-committee of house-commit
tee on public buildings says a Wash
ington dispatch, voted the limit of the
Kansas City bnilding to 52, 200,000.
The River Clear at St. Loots.
The ice in the Mississippi at St Lonis
went out the other afternoon without
damage to the shipping. The river wdl
soon lie open to Cairn.
A Long sentence.
Andy Blagg. convicted of the murder
of Farmer Reeves was giyeu a iorty
four Tears' sentence by a Lexington
conrt the other day.
I'ncle Sam Stands the Loan.
A bill to relieve Missonri of liability
for the government ordnance destroyed
in the university fire has passed con'
PaMed a Worthleaa Cheek.
Asa Mills a St Lonis real-estate
dealer, was fined $25 and costs
few days ago for passing a worthies!
He ta llireelrd by tbe Pramdeot to tnlWta
Mf. Kgan td Notify chill that the
"Sense of Jostle of Chill Will Enable
the Two Governments to Snieedlly Make
a Fall End of the Whol. Matter.''
AYashinoton, Feb. 1. The following
is the reply sent by Secretary Blaine
to the Chilian government's note of
apology of the 2StU inst:
Dkpabtmkst or Stats. 1
Washisotom, D. C, Jan. 30, INC I
F.OA. Misistkb. BAimaoo: I am directed by
the president to acknowledge tbe receipt of
Senor Pereita'a dispatch of the t5th hut It
baa been communicated to congress and has
given great pleasure to the people of the United
States and the executive department, aa It re
stores the correspondence between the two re
publics to a basis of cordiality, and makes, as ha
believes, a full and honorable adjustment of all
unsettled matters easily attainable. Tbe pres
ident notes with gratification tbe expressions of
regret for. and condemnation of the assault
rilxm the sailors of tbe Baltimore offered by
Bettor Peretra. and eoneratutat-'S tbe Chilian
government upon the frank and ample with
drawal of the Matta circular and upon the spirit
of justico displayed towards Minister Egan.
Ton will assure tbe Chilian government that
the president will be glad to meet in the
most generous spirit these friendly overture..
Believing .hat the subject of reparation for tbe
assault upon the seamen of tbe Baltimore fa
rapabk- of adjustment between the two govern
ments by the usual diplomatic methods, the
president postpones for tbe present any dis
cussion of the suggestions made by Senor
Peteira as to the use of other methods: not
doubting that the sense of justico of Chili will
enable tbe two governments to speedily and
honorably make a full end of the whole matter.
Santiago de Chile, Feb. 1. The
conservative party in Chili is said to be
abont to propose an amendment to tbe
national legislation abolishing for a
period of twenty years the office of
president of the republic and vesting
executive functions during that period
in a triumvirate, to be composed of a
"leader" to be chosen by a popular
Tote of the whole people, the second
and third members to be nom
inated respectively by the two great
political parties in congress the
leader to have no authority whatever,
unless both of the other members of
the junta act as a unit with him. thus
giving the minority, as well as the ma-
rity a voice in the direction of public
affairs This step is intended to re
strain to a certain extent the existing
tendency of each party, when in power,
to attempt the exercise of exclusive
and arbitrary authority.
SPURGEON AT REST.
Rev. Charle II. Spurgeon. the Celebrated
F.nglish Isevine, I'assea Away, After a
London. Feb. 1. A dispatch received
here from Montone announces the
death of Rev. Charles II. Spnrgeon at
11:03 last night
(Rev. Charles fladden Spnrgeon was born on
June 10. KM. in Kelvedon. Essex. He received
an ordinary education under strongreligious in
fluences and liccame xvry early an usher in a
whitiil at Nottingham, in whu-h bumble cipae-
itv be developed astonishing powers of
pnblic speaking and was especially ef
fective in religion- exhortation. His
relatives, who were independents offered to
have him trained for the ministry: but be de
clined U-canse he held predobapttst views.
Later he relinquished these and joined the
church formerly presided over by Robert U.
Hall, at Cambridge. He became a village
preacher at Teversham and soon after became
pastor of a Baptist chapel at Waterheacb.
At tbia period. only 17 years ow. n. oeiivereo
a uric of discourses which attracted immense
crowds, and spread his fafhe girough England
and even America as the "Boy Preacher."
Having been offered tbe chapel in New Park
street. Sonlhwark. he preached for the nrsx
time in London in 1HT&. with such success that
the edifli-e had to be enlarged to accommodate
the rapMlIy-growing congregation. At Exeter
hall, which was occuPM-d during these altera
tions, hundreds were turned away every Sun
day, being unable to get within the doors. Tho
enlarged chaiH in New Park street proved in
sufficient and the Sorry music hall was hired to
accommodate theoverflow. Finally the Metro
politan tabernahle was built, which holds 4."1
or a.ti people and there the famous preacher
has remained ever since.
Since lsr.l his sermons have been published
weekly and sold throughout the Protestant
world in increasing numliers.
In 1st; Mr. Spurgeon sevens! his connection
rith the Baptist union Iss-ause it tolerated
heretical views on the subject of hell. This
gave rise to a long controversy. In lsiei
was celebrated the delivery of his
two thon-andth sermon. The Pastors col
lege, the Colp"rtnge association. the
Bk fund and the Supplementary Pastors'
Aid fund were all found.sl by Mr. Spurgeon in
support of his work at the tabernacle. In his
illness which began seven months ago. and
passing through many vicissitudes he has had
world-wide symiathy. and his devoted congre
gation have been nntiring in their petitions to
the Lord for his recovery. I
Four llorse-Tlilevea Killed.
Helena. Mont., Feb. L For some
time past a pang of desperadoes have
lieen conducting a lively business in
horse stealing in that part of Montana
lying south of the Yellowstone and in
Fremont county. Well-known stock
growers of Yellowstone county have
lost atsint 400 horses Other stock
growers have contributed several hun
dred more, and it is believed that the
outlaws buve aliont 000 head in their
The situation has become so serious
that a band of thirty resolute citizens
was organized and set out to attempt
the recovery of the stock and to thin
out the thieves In an enconnter a few
days ago. four of the latter were
killed. The gangof desperadoes how
ever, nnmliered alsint fifty, and the
citizens require reinforcements before
attempting to complete the work they
Wheel Factory Burned.
La Porte. Ind., Feb. 1. A disastrous
fire, Saturday morning, destroyed the
main bnilding of the La Porte wheel
factory, owned by the Niles A Scott
Co. The blacksmith and machine shops
were saved, also the electric welding
machine, which is the largest in this
country excepting the one in nse at the
Brooklyn navy yard. The loss is SM,
000. with an insurance of SiS,4oa
Twenty Sailor. Lost.
Portland, Ore., Fell. L The British
ship Ferndale, from New Castle, N.
S. W., Blair, master, for Portland, to
load wheat, was blow ashore 10 miles
nnrth of Gray's Harbor Frioay. The
Tcssel now lies a mile off shore a total
wreck. Three of the crew reached
shore by clinging to pieces of the
wrecked vessel. Twenty others, in
cluding officers were lost The mate's
body was fonnd on the beach encased
in life preservers bnt no trace of the
others was found. A terrific gale blew
all day Friday and a very high tide fol
lowed. t'nel. Sam After a sheriff1.
Nashvihj!, Tenn.. Feb. 1. Sheriff
W. T. Hill, of Davidson county, and his
bondsmen, will be served with an im
portant document this morning by dep
uty marshals It is a process from the
United States conrt and informs the
sheriff and his bondsmen that they are
defendants in a suit for 525.000 damages
brought by the government Damages
are claimed on account of the escape of
Thos Boaleu, the celebrated mail rob
ber, from the county jail last Novem
ber. In endeavoring to arrest Boa.en
he expended 15,000. Boalen is still at
FAST ON THE E0CKS.
The Steamship Eider, of tbe North
Hard Aground In toaageroa Portion
OB the Isle at Wight The rain'
g-era and Crew Rescued by
the Coaat Guar.
London, Feb. I. The steamship
Elder, of the North German Lloyd
Steamship Ca, CapL Henecke, which
left New York for Bremen on January
33, went ashore during Sunday night
on the Atherfield rocks, f miles west of
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
A scene of wild confusion followed
the striking of the ship.
The coast guardsmen and life-saving
crew offered to take off the passengers.
but Capt Henecke at first refused to
let them go. thinking them safer on
the vessel for the present at least than
in the frail boats. He afterwards,
however, consented to the venture.
Most of the lady passengers feared to
take the risk of going off in the first
life-boat and as. J-bere was plenty of
room Capt HeMacke allowed some of
the male passengers to land in the first
boat taken ashore. This first boat
load included Mr. and Mrs FredAsh
enden and son. of New York, and
Henry Rankin, of London. Fonr chil
dren were also stowed away in the bot
tom of the boat under the thwarts and
amid the legs of the life-boat crew.
The children, in order to give
them as much protection as pos
sible against the weather, were
covered over with tarpaulins
but everybody in the boat was repeat
edly drenched to the skin by the seas
which swept, into the small craft
When the life-boats reached the line of
the surf beating npon tbe shore, it was
with great difficulty that they escaped
being swamped. The boats were
finally ridden in. bows on to the break
ers, and when they reached a certain
point they were seized by coast guards
men and others who had ventured out
into the surf as far as possible, and
with a rash the boats were dragged,
amid cheers, up the beach, and the pas
sengers and crew landed in safety.
Mr. and Mrs Fred Ashenden and their
son and Mr. Henry Rankin started for
London as soon as they could obtain
Those ol the poor Danes Norwe
gians Swedes and Germans who were
among the Eider's steerage passengers
landed during the afternoon and even
ing, are competed to remain lor the
present at Atherfield, where the agents
of the North German Lloyd la are do
ing everything possible for them. Bnt
these poor people have in many eases
lost their baggage and other property,
and there was so much weeping and
bewailing of the fate which had over
taken them that few of these people
seemed to have either the time or the
inclination to realize that they had
had a narrow escape from finding
death in a watery grave.
The coast-guardsmen and others who
were present in the boats and tugs
abont the Eider during the earlier part
of the day are nnanimonsly of the
opinion that had the gale increased at
the rate it did increase during the early
part of the morning, it is possible that
there would have been a considerable
loss of life, for the life-boats owing to
the rocks and the heavy seas which
were then sweeping over them, were
almost nseless and would have been
dashed to pieces either against the
Eider's side or against the rocks re
ferred ta A sudden and unexpected
moderation of wind and sea alone
seems to have saved the Eider from
much more serious damage.
The village of Atherfield is fnll of
coast guardsmen and men in the e m
ploy of the salvage and marine in
surance companies, who are engaged in
1 he rescue and assistance of the passen
gers or in salvaging tne jetusoneo
cargo of the Eider.
Fishermen s boats have swarmed to
the vessel in the hope of earning an
honest dollar in some way or another.
At 5 o'clock this evening the life
boats had made thirteen trips and had
landed about 200 people. The work of
rescuing was then continuing, and it
was hoped that all the passengers
would be safe ashore by 8 o'clock.
Toward nightfall it was seen that
there was still plenty of work for the
life-boats to da and though their
crews had been continuously on duty
since abont two hours before midnight
they kept manfully at their oars Be
fore the boats commenced their night's
work, however, they were each fitted
with special lights and their crews
were strengthened ny reiresnmenis
some of the more exhausted men being
replaced by coast guardsmen or life
boat men who had been working only
on shore. Bnt these cases of substi
tution of life-savers were few in num
ber as the men seemed to take an
honest pride in sticking to their boats
in spite of the severe strain placed
Shortly after sundown the wind and
sea began to rise again, and it looked
as if there was another gale brewing.
This caused the life-savers to redouble
their efforts in order to get through
with the work of life-saving before it
was interfered with again by wind and
In an interview with Mr. George
Meyers, one of the Eider's passengers
landed this afternoon, the latter said
that the steamship npto the time she
grounded, had made an average of
abont 16 knots an hour from the time
she left New York. According to Mr.
Meyers, Capt Heineeke, shortly before
the Eider struck thought that he was
about 4 miles west of the Needles and
as he had not sighted the Needles or
St Catharine's lights he kept the lead
line going continuously, the last report
a moment or so before the Eider ran
ashore, showing 18 fathoms of water.
The quartermaster engaged in heaving
the lead had jnst gathered np the line
for another cast when the Eider
Mr. Meyers, continuing, said that
though there was naturally much alarm
among the passengers when they were
aroused by the shock to tbe fact that
the Eider was ashore, the most perfect
discipline was maintained on board the
German steamship, both officers and
crew attending to theirduty in a highly
Lieut Addison, an officer belonging
to a West Indian regiment who was
another of the passengers brought
ashore yesterday afternoon, agreed in
what Mr. Meyers said as to the leads
man having called ont eighteen fathoms
of water jnst previous to the moment
the Eider was brought np asnore.
Lieut Addison said that the Eider
struck on what is known as the Bine
Slinner rock, and that she had no
sooner done so that she turned round
twice or three times with her forefoot
npon the rock, aa if turning apou a
pivot The Elder, tbe lieutenant said,
turned in this pivot-like manner Ave
times before midnight Continuing,
Lieut Adison said, that the fog began
to clear abont forty-five minutes after
the Eider struck, and she has sincebeen
driven by wind and wave, abont 300
yards to the westward of the point
where she first grounded.
Engineer Douglas, who was In charge '
of St Catherine lights last night when
the Eider ran ashore, being questioned
as to tbe state of the weather at the
time said that the fog which had pre
vailed was one of the most den le he
can remember. The siren (steam fofr
horn), he adds, was kept sounding all
the evening and both tbe dynamos of
St Catherines lights were working
their combined powers giving a light
equal to 7,000,000 candle power. The
fog was so dense, however, mat tne 01
ficers of tbe Eider did not see tbia
light probably the most powerful to
the world, though within S miles of it.
and, of course, the presence of the
Eider was not noticed until tbe coast
guardsmen beard her whistles shortly
before she ran ashore.
Throughout the day the shore of the
Isle of Wight near the place where the
Eider grounded, was lined with crowds
of people, who greeted with loud cheers
every trip made by the life-boats en
gaged in the rescue of the steamship's
After being landed and warmed up.
the rescued passengers were speedily
driven in carriages to Ventnor, abont
or 10 miles distant by road, from
which place they were forwarded by
rail to Ryde, on the northern shore of
the Isle of Wight At Ryde the Elder's
passengers were transferred to steam
boats and were taken to Southampton,
where the North German Steamship
Ca will honse and otherwise provide
for the steerage passengers and crew
until after the fate of the Eider is de
cided. This will be at abont midnight
at high water, when a last and grand
attempt will be made by the govern
ment tugs and by the tugs employed
by the steamship company to pull off
the stranded steamship. All the neces
sary hawsers were ran on board ol
her or else were ran out from' her dur
ing the afternoon, acd at midnight at
a signal agreed npon the rescuing fleet
ill put on full steam and thus make
one last effort to float the Eider.
Even should the tugs succeed in drag
ging the steamer off the shore, it is not
certain that she will remain long afloat
and every precaution has been taken in
view of the possibility of her sinking.
Thus '50,000 pounds in silver coin and
several cases of gold, which formed
part of the Eider's cargo, have been
taken np on deck and have been care
fully wrapped np in canvas etc, on
the shore side of the deck, ready to be
whipped overboard in the event of the
Eider commencing to fonnder, so as
to facilitate the work of the divers
who will be sent to 'recover tbe bullion
as soon as the weather permits of such
Opinions as to'whethertbe Elder will
or will not be floated differ considera
bly this evening, as they differ still
more as to whether she will or will not
remain afloat if the tngs are snccessfnl
in the midnight effort to pull her off
shorer Some people say that the
Eider's bottom roust be so badly dam
aged by the stay she has made on shore
that she cannot possibly remain afloat
while others have it that she is not
nearly so badly hurt as was at first
reported. In any case, the situation in
one of great interest to mariners and
others who make their living out of
ships and shipping.
THE BEHRINQ SEA
The Negotiations Proceeding at tho Na
Washington, Feb. 3. The Rritish
commissioners Sir George Baden
Powell and Dr. Dawson, in charge of
the British side of the Bee ring sea
negotiations had an audience with
Secretary Blaine at the state depart
ment yesterday afternoon. The com
missioners on the the part of the United
States are Professors T. C. Menden
hall. and E. V. Men-lam. The joint
commissior. will hold daily secret ses
sions at the state department
Sir George Baden-Powell, the British
commissioner, said to a United Press
representative yesterday morning that
he and his colleague. Dr. Dawson, had
come here prepared to settle all ques
tions of difference between Lngland
and the United States pertaining to
the Retiring sea dispute. The matter.
he said, was one of great importance to
the two countries and the differences
should not be allowed to remain unset
tled. He brought with him all the data
bearing on the subject and expected to
get to work at once. He understood
that the United States was equally
anxious for a settlement and he be
lieved a conclusion would be reached
honorable and ratisfaetorily alike to
the United States and Great Britain.
Tho Rill to Fix tho Toamro of Po.taaaatera
l ader CoaaidVratloa by tho Hon. Caan
anltta aa Reform la the Civil Service.
Washington, Feb. S. Representa
tive II oar, of Massachusetts, appeared
before the honse committee on reform
in the civil service, yesterday, in sup
port of his bill to fix the tenure of post
masters and to regulate their appoint
ment promotion and removal.
Mr. Hoar argued that the bill, 11
enacted into law, would greatly in
crease the efficiency of the mail serv
ice. He called attention to the ef
ficiency of postmasters who. are not
removed by the change of administra
tion, and cited cases of inefficiency of
new postmasters until they became
thoroughly acquainted with their
duties The bill might not he said,
entirely stop removals for political
purposes bnt it would prevent them to
a large degree and by so doing would
be a benefit to the service.
Mr. Hoar was followed by Messrs
Stuart, Wood, W. W. Montgomery and
Cbaa Richardson, of Philadelphia,
members of the Pennsylvania Civil
Service Reform association, who fa
vored the bill and indorsed the argu
ment of Mr. Hoar.
Aa I'akaowa tunl Saak.
Lewis Del., Feb. 1 No report bad
been received np to noon yesterday as
to the identity of the steamer reported
sank 0 miles off the capes, nor has
anything been learned here of the
whereabouts of the crew of the sunken
vesseL The wreck was reported by
the steamer Sumatria from Shields,
England, which arrived at the Dela
ware Breakwater, yesterday. The
sunken vessel Is probably a eoast
steamer. It is supposed that she sank
on Sstnrday night Those on board
were probably taken off by a passing