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BEX II. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURPAY, APR
VOL. XVI.-NO. 47.
THE CAPE GIRARDEAU
I U ENGEL&JANU.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Offlee at Koi on Harmony Street,
--.KB OIRARQEAU. MO.
R 8. HARRIS,
Ffiysician and Sugeon
Office !n .ear of Trick-ja Drnf Store, tm
mt IndfpfrndencA ud Spanish Street. Cap
g'rarjwu. tySpecial aiteatioa flrea M
E. A. ASTHOL
eswretary Bulldlaf ead Lean Asseofatloa .
Secretary Soutnsastera mstrlot
aaraj Boeraty. Ofioe, Ctoart-eoaee.
Do Tour Insurance Business
la a company whom record in tha pan k) ,
. iHHirai usui. in u.
HOME. OF NEW YORK.
LEO DOYLB, Agent,
ffo. K North Mala Straet, Cap Qiiardeea,
aalaisaurl. - . .
Caps Oirardean, - Ma
Agent for Ike following
Reliable Companies :
Vrankim Mutual, of Bt. Lnula.
rttispns' Inurano Company, St Lonla.
Sprinr field Iniuraace Compear, Sprint-
Thee arc three or the beat and i
SMmpaiiice io tho country.
Krn roodi i 'CMveJ weekly. Groceries ttf
wnyafiv -h. .store comer of Fountain ant)
Harmony Sliveta, nofJ.
Shop ... Main street, one door sonth of the
All klnu oi Krsh Meats and San aire ai
ways cit band. .Dellverv wagon run ercrj
Hilery, Dry Goofis
No.Hu Harmon? Street,
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI.
r. W. VOGT,
Stes anil Tinware,
Entire new atook. the latest tin proved ant
ton Conking and tlea'lnif MorM In the mar
ket. All kind of Job Uork done In the best
manner and at moderate prions.
ROOFING AND GUTTERING
A specialty and work guaranteed flrst-clnee.
Hactaanloal and Surgical
woes all kinds of work la hla Una. and
wmeea au wra done.
Offlee at residence, corner Harmony and
EDW. S. LILLY
-Iron and Steel,
cultural Implemsnts, Etc, lie.
Agent, of tha
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
i Sealer (applied at Wholes.. Prions.
37 and 39 Main Street,
OAPH OIR ARDBATT, MO.
RIDER t WICHTERICiT
North Main Strret.
A full sa4 tompiH Nat f
DrnffSf Patnt Medicine
Feritamery, Toilet Article,
8tUoneiy. VottoMt Eta
Ttif. total estimated Investment in
flejtrieal industries In the l'nitvis.
States at the close of IWI n-n ViflO.oon,
KK). one-half tef st-hirh w as invested in
lectrn" light companies and electric
Thk telephone company tut it'
ias completely fitted ttp hrl Ha In irate
telephonic nrrahlnpnt in Wood side
rhurch, whereby the VJoscribers are en
ahled to hear the entire service with the
atmost distinctness and ease.
The man with a heart for t.fr..rei
is around fttfain, this V.Wae with 4
iUikmcnt that tha arerag number
f letter written per head of thi- pop.i-
Mi;iana nnn n ales. VK ?Hot
land, SO; treln4, United States. i.1
Krance, .y Germany, 13, and Italy, 7.
Thk queen of England began to rule
hen she was a lovely cirl of is nwm
ners. History points to no ruler who
has had a more pniKfvrmiR reipn. Her
family has prnwn and taxes the pnht
pune to the tune of $l.o0.OtM per
fear, but her tsubjecU pay it without a
A iiA!S was piillotined in Switzerland
'.he other day fr assaulting- and mnr
lerinjf a school-teacher. It was the
Srst execution in Switzerland fort wen
:y-fire years, capital punishment having
ieen altolished in 1W7, and that methtnl
f inrlictinfr pnnishmrnt having Ucn re
iumed only recently.
TlTK most unhappy period of mar
nage. acconliuc to French divtne sta
tistics, is for the period extending frmn
the fifth to the tenth year. After that
the figures drop rapidly. Only per
ient. of cimples seek ilivoree ln'tween
their tenth and twentieth years of
union. Only one pair in loo seek to cut
the knot after the period of over thirty
and under fortv rears.
Thkbk were ini-orporatcd In the
rnitod States during the past few days
corporations, with total capital of
?iai,W2.3Hl. Of the number I7:t were
mercantile and manufacturing com
panies, capitalized at is! 4. l.i7.C0O; 1 1
were coal and iron companies, with
t?'.0.47-i.OOO. and -M were light, heat,
power and transportation companies
with capital SO.:iJ7.:w;o.
TliK New York legislature has en
acted a law which will delight hotel
keepers more than their guests. Here
tofore a man could deposit his valuables
in the safe of the hotel and the pro
prietor was responsible for their re
turn, regardless of the value. The new
law limits his responsibility to $i'0. If
there is a loss from any cause the
owner must stand all l-eyind the
amount of S'Z'M.
Thk numlierof national banks in the
I'nited States is S,71 1, an increase of rt:.4
in two years. The greater nroportion
f increase has Iiecn at the south and
west and on the Pacific coast. In New
England and the middle slates there art
but ninety-tire more banks now than
four years ago. In the south new
banks, in the west V.Hi and in the far
west and on the Pacific coast have
TlIE great bridge over the Mississippi
river at Memphis is nearly completed.
The formal opening will occur May 1-,
but trains will be able to cross lie fore
hat time. The bridge and its ap
proaches are three miles in length, and
he bridge itself is three-quarters of a
mile long. One of its spans extends 714
feet, making it the third largest in the
world. It cost altout ..(MUt.iMlO. May
will lie a great dav in that section.
A Pitii.AiiM.riiiA lad of 14 construct
ed a flying machine from the odds and
ends of sundrv dismantled umbrellas
and flew 40 feet perpendicularly from
the root of his sire s mansion, lie se
cured in addition to the knowledge that
the problem of aerial navigation is not
yet solved a fine assortment of broker
legs ami arms and solid chunks of ad
vice and admonition enough to last him
well along toward bis ninetieth birth
A tin manufacturer in Ansonia. Conn.,
is about to utilize twenty barrels of im
perfect pins in building a sidewalk in
front of his resilience. There i in that
town a small piece of sidewalk built of
scraps from the pm factory, which by
corrosion has Iiecomc so hard in a few
years that it required much hard work
n drilling and blasting with dynamite
to make a hole large enough to set a
telegraph pole, although it was but
three or four inches thick. It bids fair
to last as long as a sidewalk of solid
A Piiii.AliKM'iilA spinster left SI.OOC
to insure proper care and comfort to a
Maltese cat which had lieen favored
among her household pets. The cat re
cently died, leaving a handsome family
of fire little kittens. Are the helpless
progeny entitled to the maternal fortune
or does it revert to the two-legged heirs
of the departed spinster? Legislative
w isdom seems utterly incapable of cop
ing with the eccentricities of those who
make wills, and the chances are that
the innocent kittens will be thrown
upon the cold charity of the world.
The best they can hope for is the short
end of a compromise.
The oldest woman in the country who
is a preacher, it is thought, is Rev.
Lydia Sexton, of Seattle, now 93 years
of age. She hats been in service about
half s century. For eight or ten years
she was an exhorter liefore receiving a
regular license to preach, in .."1. Ohio.
Indiana and Illinois were her field
prior to 170, when with her husband
she rt' moved to Kansas. Seattle was
adopted as her home three years ago.
She has since then conducted many re
vival and other meetings, but failing
eyesight threa terns to terminate her
activity ere long. She hopes to live to
be a full hundred vears-told.
Thk modus vivendi with flreat Britain
which has been renewed is snbstan
fctanially that agreed upon for bast yew.
Under its provisions both governments
will prohibit the killing of seals within
the limits laid down in the treaty of
1867 with Russia except 7,500 for the
subsistence of the natives on the islands
of St, Paul and St. (ieorge. The clause
which has been added to the agreement
provides for a settlement of damages
sustained by Canadian poachers in ease
the arbitration goes against this coun
try. The naval vessels selected by this
country for patrol duty are the Ranger.
York town, Mohican and Adams.
Thk new police superintendent of
New York who has long been known
to the country as Inspector liyrnes
says: "There is no trouble, as a rule, in
finding out who committed a crime.
The difficulty is to prove it to twelve
men and a indge.
Epitome bt the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
ViiNksiiAY. April 20. Senator Sher
man announced in the senate that care
ful examination of the amendments
made to the Chinese restriction pet of
Maf. ISfiJ. showed thai th restrict inri
Iaw did nn epie until .My.. 194.
Kernttnr teller, spoke in favor of free
Silver, in the house a favorable report
was made on a bill making eight hours
a day's liibor in the District of Co-.iuiii-ia.
The resolution for a joint
Mexican reciprocity commission was
also favorably reported.
TiiritsnAY, April 21. P.ill wph
passed in the senate to ctvnte ft third
division of the district of Kansas for
judicial purposes, and io Establish a
hiilitary post Hear Helena, Mont The
house bill id prohibit absolutely the
coining of Chinese persons into the
United States was considered. In
the house the time was occupied in dis
cussing the Noyes-Uockwell contested
election ease from New Y'ork.
Friday, April 22. In the senate
the urgent deficiency bill and bills pro
viding for the discharge of the duties
of the president In cane of his death
and lo increase the pension of Mexican
war veterans from$to$ri per month
Were passed. The army appropriation
bill was reported. In the house the
contested election case of Noyes vs.
Rockwell from the Twenty-eighth New
York district came to an end, Rockwell
Idem.) retaining the seat by a vote of
I2H to 10 i.
SATt UDAY, April 23. The Chinese
exclusion bill was discussed in the sen
ate. In the house a bill was introduced
to provide for an international ratio le
tween gold and silver and to suspend
the purchase of silver bullion from and
after July 1, i
Istkijnai. revenue collections during
the fir.-t nine months of the fiscal year
ending .June "0, 18i2, were Si i:t,:!t)JjVuo.
an increase of S4.777,(.0 over the re
ceipts during the corresponding period
of the previous fiscal year.
Thk president has nominated Nathan
O. Murphy, of Arizona, to lie governor
of Arizona, vice .lolm V. Irwin, re
Thk exchanges at the leading clearing
houses in the United States during the
week ended on the 22d aggregated
04:i.llt:.-i;i5, against frl.217,S7'.fi:;7 the
previous week. The increase as coin
pared with the corresponding week of
1 .! was 7.i.
The business failures in the United
States during the seven days ended on
the 2-Jd nnmlicred 201. against 22ii the
preceding week and 247 for the corre
sponding week last year.
Kxroitrsof the I mted States for the
twelve months ended March "1,
have, for the first time in the history of
the country. exceeded l.KM.ulKUH)0, the
exact figures leiiig -SI JriHi.2M.."ri)i. The
total value of the imports was SV.7.0.".,-
A national silver convention will lc
held in Washington May 2li aud 27.
The republicans of Massachusetts
met in Ronton for the election of four
lelegates at large to the national con
vent ion. The platform opposes the
free coinage of silver, reatlirms the
principle of protection, favors a na
tional bankruptcy law and indorses the
administration ofPrcsident Harrison.
In convention at Harrisbnrg the re
publicans of Pennsylvania nominated
in Dean for supreme judge and Maj.
McDowell and (ien. William Dill for
congressmen at large. IVIegates at
large to the national convention were
I .....i - ..i...f.. ...i.:.. i.
opposes free coinage of silver, favors
protection to American industries and
indorses the candidacy of President
Eioht miners lost their lives by the
flooding of a colliery near Minersville.
In New York Octolier 12 has Itcen
made a holiday in honor of the discov
ery of America by Columbus.
In Host on counterfeit silver dollars of
the date of iss were numerous.
FlKK destroyed the malt house
owned by Henry Altenbrand t Co., at
llrooklyn, N. Y. Loss, STiK).(mh).
In New York .lames M. Palmer ac
knowledged that he had lieen swindling
Tiffany v Co . jewelers, for years. II
peculations were placed at S-'i'LOtHi.
New Yokk's new census shows that
the total population of the state
fi,4fi,G.2. The alien population of New
York city is:t7"i.000.
Eiwari Press. Edward Turner and
William (irassup ( fishermen ( were suf
focated by coal gas in their cabin at
Hope Creek. N. .1.
In Syracuse. N Y., Ernest Rapp shot
his wife and child and then shot him
self. Jealousy was the cause.
iNjMiiladelphia Willie Schmidtetter.
5 ycarsld. set fire to hU sister IU-rtha
17 months old, and she was burned to
At the port of New York six steamers
landed S. 4-S5 immigrants.
The Conemaugh sailed from Phila
delphia for Russia with a cargo of if.-
000,000 pounds of breadstuff. 1S.S.OO0
pounds of rice and other provisions for
the famine sufferers.
In the week ended on the S3d lrt,240
immigrants were landed at the port of
WEST AND SOUTH.
The republicans of the Sixteenth
Illinois district nominated Jerry lshler
In Des Moines. la., James Cockerham
shot and killed his divorced wife and
also an unknown man who was in her
company. Jealousy was the cause.
At Reisel, Tex., Eugene Kanrtman,
postmaster, was assassinated by two
negroes who were trying to rob his
Henry Weknht while leaving the
Ohio national bank in Cincinnati was
roblied bv two men of
I. mm an a democrats in convention at
Indianapolis nominated Claude Mat
thews for governor, Mortimer Nye for
lieutenant governor. W. B. Myers for
secretary of state, Albert (Jail for treas
urer and ireen Smith for attorney
general. The delegates to the national
convention were instructed for Cleve
land first and Gray afterward. The
platform arraigns President Harrison's
administration, declares for tariff re
form, and favors the election of United
States senators by the people.
Rki-i blicans of the Eleventh Indiana
district have nominated W. F. Dalr for
congress. In the Sixth district II. U.
Johnson was renominated.
At the age of 74 years Rev. Dr. John
C. Rurroughs, formerly president and
one of the principal founders of the old
Chicago university, died at bis borne in
In the Twentieth Illinois district
George Smith was nominated for con
gress by the republicans.
In California another severe earth-
1 quake shock did great damage at Sacra
mento. inters, Dixon and other towns.
At Selma. O., the city council has
passed an ordinance prohibiting girls
from being on th streeM after S n clWk
Josi'Mt MiCAi i istlr and John Roobey
wen shot dead and .liiii Knichen, a ne
gro, fatally injured in a fight between
farmers near Henderson, Ky.
At Joiiesboro. J cnn., three men
were instantly killed by the collapse of
a brick wall in the courthouse and
three others were fatally injured.
JrtKiE Foley decided In a test ea
ot Sioux City, la., that street cars were"
a necessity and could therefore run rtfl
iiEoR-.Kand Henrv Kelly, of Salem,
O., have fallen heirs to property valued
at 540.000,000 in the Lehigh valley eoal
At New Orleans Philip Raker wat
hanged for the murder of Mrs. Nelson,
the wife of his em plover, at Carrolton
The execution of Charles Miller, aged
17. took place at Cheyenne", W'vo.; for
killing Waldo Emerson arm Ross T;
Fishhaugh in a Irx car on the Union1
Thk death of Joseph Itcrtrawlj a half
breed Indian, occurred at Smth Rend,
I ml., aged 110 years.
The damage to property by the Cali
fornia earthquake was placed at 100,-
000. One man was killed.
In the Green river in Indiana high
water flooded and ruined thousands of
acres of wheat and oats and many
farmers had their fences aud small out
buildings carried away.
The percentages of the baseballclubs
in the National league for the week
ended on the 2:id were: Ijouisville,
.fCiS; I tost on, .w.7: Pittsburgh. .7:i0;
Rrooklvn. .714: New York .017; Cin
cinnati. ..VW; Cleveland .AOO; Wash
ington. .40 ; Philadelphia. .2mI; Chica
go. .2"0: St. Louis, .14:'.; Haiti more. .125.
A n'iioonkk was capsized during a
tornado near Money Point a., and
Mrs. S. W. Rowley, her little daughter
and two of the crew were drowned.
Two i.akok barns were burned at San
Frari'i-eo by incendiaries, and John
Hand, a teamster, and sixteen horses
peril.cd in the flames.
A white man named rrecman was
lynched by a mob in the parish of Pointe
('ounce. La., for killing t. Cotton, a
Mortimer Lewis, an old grand army
man at Fern Hill, Wash., quarreled
w ith his wife and shot her fatally and
then blew bis own brains out
At Henrietta, Tex., an incendiary
fire destroyed the liest portion of the
town. I-oss. S2."-0.000.
The death-of Charles H. Reed, the
counsel for Ouiteau, the assassin, oc
curred in Haltimore, aged 58.
The official returns from the recent
election in Louisiana give Foster, the
anti-lottery candidate for governor, a
plurality of :MU70.
Frances A. Arm, a colored woman
died at New Orleans, aged 104 years.
Ixadrnnken row three men wert
killed at Fairmont, W. Va.
The Rothschilds banking house at
Frankfort is said to have lost 1.000.000
marks through Herr Jaeger, an ah
In four counties in Mexico drought
has rendered the production of the nec
essaries of life impossible and 5,000 per
sons have issued an appeal for help.
In Ireland Mm. TarneM, widow of
the great Irish champion, has instituted
suits against tenants for rent
Flames in a tenement house in St
Petersburg burned to death nine per
sons, and fifteen others were injured.
The czar personally requested Charles
Emory Smith. United States minister to
Russia, who is returning home, to thank
the people of the United States for their
kindness in rendering relief.
Alfred Litas, aged 11. Ernest Lucas
and Henry Petitt. aged 12. respectively,
were smothered in a sand pit at Toron
In a st firm the French sloop Mess
gaeries Flnvales, used as a troop trans
port, went flown in the Clairhne river
ami thirty soldiers and the captain were
IN the senate, on I lie 2Mb. the entire
flay was taken up with the Chinese bill,
which was passed exactly as reported
by the senate committee fin foreign re
lations, to continue existing restrictive
laws for ten years. The bill was then
sent to the house for conference In
the house the entire day was consumed
in an attempt to procure a vote fin the
resolution expunging certain portions of
Mr. Walker's remarks, makingallusions
1 1 Mr. Williams and Mr. Hoar, of Mas
sachusetts which were considered ob
jectionable, from the record. The re
publicans declined to vote, thus break
ing a quorum.
In the house of commons on the 2-th,
Mr. Lowthcr. parliamentary secretary
for the foreign oftv-e, said in reply to
Mr. I trice, of Aberdeen, that there was
complete accord between the United
States and (treat Hritain on the ques
tion of a modus vivendi in liehring sea,
pending a consideration of the Rehring
sea question by arbitration.
The German government is making
active preparations to pn-secnte sev
eral of the anarchists now under arrest
on the charge of treason, this charge
being ltaseil on the circulation of an
anarchist organ published in London,
which in almost every number instigates
its readers to revolution.
R. Pitcaikn, of the Pittsburgh di
vision of the Pennsylvania railroad, in
an address oeiore ine loung .Mens
Christian association of Pittsburgh, on
the 24th, said he favored the abolition
of the Sunday trains wherever practi
cable, and promised to use his influence
in this direction.
The editor of the Moniteurde Rome
is authority for the statement that the
mission to Rome of Archbishop Ireland
of St. Paul, Minn., has leen a complete
success. All the questions upon which
his mission had a bearing have been de
cided in his favor.
Henry Headman Rryant, one of the
proprietors of Rryant fc St rat ton's busi
ness colleges and widely known as an
educator throughout the I'nited States,
died at his residence in Chicago, on the
35th, of paralysis, aged 68 years.
Advices from Yemen, Arabia, state
that several of the rebellions chiefs
have fallen into the hands of the Turks
and been beheaded.
There have been three deaths from
typhoid fever in the Pennsylvania mili
tary academy at Chester, Pa. The cause
can not be traced.
The new Italian rifle is said, on high
authority, to be superior to the Lebel,
Manser or Mannhcher. and the bestyef
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Mlnaourl World's Fair Commit Ion.
A joint meeting of the Missouri
World's fair commission seven gentle
men and four ladies was held in St
Louis the other day.
All the mmmlftsioners present, and the
piaiH part of th3 da saS cbisn.meH In. thi
transaction of routine business.. The ciitnintl"
tees represent to the various departments of
tbe work all reported toe most enccmraurina;
prnfETpris, emphasizing the previous statement
that Mifvouri is ahead of all tbe other statf of
th Union in nrpparattona for the Colombian
pxporiirion. The reports made by the
fourth prizes weranTaolTuTjic
lore tc WnllinTsdt, St. Louis; Rownplaentet
fr Mptw. tit JfKWMvht Brink Jb W Kt fern
Honorable mention was irived f. 8. Taylor and
Peahodv. Stearns ft Farb?r, of St. Louis.
St. Joe IHMrirt V. M. C. A.
The annual conference of the Young
Men's Christian association of the St.
Joseph district held a two days' session
The St. Joseph district comprises the conn
ties of Andrew. Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell.
Carroll, Clay. Clinton, Davies. DeKalb.Onntry
Grundy, Harrison. Holt, Linn. Livinston,
Merrer. Kodaway. Platte. Putnam. Hay, FuIII
van and Worth. Among the prominent Y. M
V. A. workers la attendance who took part in
this conference were! State Secretary F. C.
Child, of St. Louis; M. ft. Adams, of St. Joserb,
representliiff the railroaH Work ot tBe Y. M. C.
A.; Harry Curtis, secretary of tbe St Joseph
association; EdJS. late, of Gallatin, a mem
berof the state executive committee! Prof. L.
A. Norirk. Brookfleld; Prof. J. E. Tester. Stan
terry: W. J. Dronnan, Hopkins: G. S. Adams,
Brookfleld; B. F. Young. O. W. Flpmlng. C. A.
Long and Mrs. John TownHend. ail of St. Jo
seph, the latter representing the ladies' aux
iliary. Appointed by Gov. Fran ts.
Delegates to represent Missouri at
the nineteenth national conference ol
charities and correction, at Denrrr,Cnl.,
June 2:5 30:
K. M Srruinr. St. Low; fyui Fu2. St.
Louts; Mrs. C. C Rainwater, St. Louis; Mis
Mary E. Prry, St. Lonw; Mm Edward C.
Sterling. St. Louis: D. R. Wolfe, St. Louis;
Frank R. O'Xell. St. Lonl; Hod. John Doni
phan. St. Joseph: Hon. William M. Paxton.
Dart" City; Hon. William Williams. BoonvilK
Delegates to the deep-water harhoi
convention, at Mississippi City, Miss..
E. F. Williams St. Louis; James H. Allea
St. Louis; Jerome Hill, St. Louis; John Mceks.
Weather Crop Bulletin.
Weather crop bulletin No. .1 nf th
Missouri state weather service, for tht
week ended April li:
The conditions prevailing dnring the paM
wek have l(on such that warly all vegetable
growers hare Iteen injured by either cold or pre
f IpitAtion. Kain was general all over the state,
mixed with snow and followed by damaging
fronts in many piact. The temperature an I
sunshine was below the average. Seeding an I
planting is not over half done, and all work ii
delay d. Mearlows are flooded in many places,
but grats generally g.Mrd. Considerable dam
ag was done by the rain and high winds of the
Utb and Htb.
To Enjoin Kansas City.
Charles Sooysmith. of New York,
claiming to own $25.tKK worth of Kan
sas City property, has filed another suit
in the United States circuit court to en
join the city from issuing and disposing
of the ?2.ooo.ooo of bonds with which it
is propfised to construct new water
works Last December Sooysmith filed a similai
suit, but the onlinai.ee authorizing the liond
issue at thit time has b"n r,ealed. and
April 5 last the pcftplo, at the general city eW
tiou, voted atxithVr isne f 4e percent, gold
bearing bond. Sooysmith claims that th
ordinance extending the city limits, parsed in
175. is illegal: that the city, therefore, has less
thnn lOUMi inhabitants and that the charter
under which this Issue is proposed is inopra-
Passed the Century Mark.
Jerry Ringham, the oldest man in
Pettis county, died of old age, the other
His exact age is not known, but there is no
don) that he was upward of in) years old.
Bingham was born in Virginia, and was tta-
slave of Jacob Bingham- The latter mored
from the Old Ioniinion to prior to the war,
and brought Jerry along with him. Jerry was
at that time supiosed to be upward of ?n yean
of ae. The centenarian hail three children,
nine grandchildren and three great-grandchil
dren, who live in Sedalia. tbe youngest of
whom has passed his majority.
Kx-Treasiirer Nnland's Tae Argued.
Ex-State Treasurer Ed T. No1and'.
case was argued and submitted in
Division Nf. 2 of the state supreme
court on the 22d.
Attorney-General John M. Wood mae the
artniment for the state and Hon. W. 8. Pope, of
Jefferson City, and Chas. T. Notand. of St.
Louis for the apellant. The lawyers were
restri-ted to an hour each, and were grantel
ten days' timo to file additional argtim nt in
writing if desired. It is not at all likely that a
decision will b- reached in the rase under four
weeks in the ordinary course of business.
To Enforce Sunday Closing.
The ministerial association of St Jo-
uph propfise a crusade against all vif-
lators of the Sunday law. Sab ions
cigar stores news stand; and other
places of business will lie proceeded
against if they are not closed on Sun
days A Reception to Mrs. Pattl Moore.
A reception was given Mrs Iatti
Moore, president of the Missouri
Women's World fair commission, in St
Louis a few evenings ago.
Reports from the wheat fields of Mis
souri are not very encouraging. Only
about 25 per cent is reported good, the
Killed by a Train.
C. II. Duval, of Milo, Vernon county
was killed by a train near Nevada, a
few days ago. He was under the in
fluence of liquor at the time.
Closed by the Sheriff.
The Roston store at Springfield has
been closed by the sheriff nnder a $40.
000 mortgage. The assets will aggre
gate, it is said, foO.000.
A Young Highwayman.
John C. Rishop, aged 17, has been ar
rested in Kansas City on the charge of
highway robbery. He confesses to hav
ing robbed ten men.
A Blood Vessel Burst.
James R. Salmon, of the Kansas City
Book and News Co., died the other
morning from the bursting of a blood
vessel in his brain.
A Kansas City Grip Train Held t p.
Two masked men held up a grip train
In Kansas City. They secured $10 from
the conductor and passengers at the
point of revolvers.
A Fatal Fall.
Frank Boettger fell 150 feet from a
scaffold in St. Louis, the other day, and
was killed. Almost every boqe n lut
body was broken.
The Mfenonri World's fair wti to Hriowts
adopted th. plans Rulimitted ty Gnnn ft ('tirtta
Kansas City architect!, for the Missouri
World' fair bnildtne at Chirairo. The build-In-
will be in full riew of and dirertly opposite
the main art R-allery. The first floor will con
tain the moms devoted to tbe advertisement of
the resources of the state supplemental to ex
terior materials: and will alo contain tbe ad
ministration iiarlors and some storerooms for
supplies Tor the stats exhibit. Tho main en
trance is a triple one. and will be finished in
sandstone, terra cotta and marble. It will open
direct into a arand restihluel feet will., laid in
Mitalc style and flanked either side with
nk-hes for telegraph, telephone, local
post office, atl'l terminating in the main
rotunda, which is 31x40 feet in size.
From this rotunda direct access is had to all the
departments on tbe first flsr, and two arand
stairways w,ll lead to the second floor. The
main Siva of the second floor Is to be occupied
by the anditorium, which will be )xsn feet. At
A NOBLE MAN
A Magnificent Monument Left by a Ht.
lty rvasnn of the pvpennis beqtiost of
the lntt- ISohtrrt A. I taint's St. Louis wiH(
in a couple of years, have one of the
finest hospitals in America.
The aged millionaire had no children and no
near relatives, ami in bis will donated tbe bulk
of bis va-rt fortune toward the erection and
maintenance of an Institution to be known as
the Barnes hospital. The Institution has been
mot lllterally endowed by Mr. Barnes, whose
bcqnests to it all told amount toalsmt l.n.
il. In the con-litions governing his be
quest. Mr. Barnes has displayed re
markable foresik'ht, and the trustees
are not hampered by sny restrictions
which at any future time might militateagainst
the hospital. Mr. Barnes' act casts a strong
side lit-ht on the life of s man whose charities
during life were a vast but hidden volume. The
hf-spital will lie under the control of the Meth
odist Kpiscoiial church, south, bnt subject to
roles of the tmstei's. In case of a vacancy in
the Isiard of trustees, the bishop of the con
ference of the M. E. church, south, next preced
ing the vacancy will apjioint the sniTeswir to
the place. If tliat lhnp can not make the ap
pointment, then bis prtsiecessor will do so. If
the appointment can not he kept ont of court,
Mr. Barnes rests the choice in theconrt having
the hic.h-st oriirinal general jurisdiction of
trrc-t estates. Hi admonitions to that judge
are foictble and wise. "I enjoin upon said
court." says the will of Mr. Barnes, "that said
apsintce shall not be m-lected on sccount of
his politics, but on account of his eminent fit
ness for the position. Ly reason of his well
known integrity. respuBsibility and business
Mr. Barnes knew from his many lessons in
life the delay w irh sometimes attends the ful
fillment of philanthropic bequests. He there
fore enjoined npon his trustcesthednty to erect
the hospital within tbe year after the close of
the administration of the estate.
Mr. Barnes said In bis will that be did not
want the institution to compete with tbeclty
hospital. Any person, he argned. whois able to
liay his way when in health ongbt to lie willing
to ilo the same when sick. Such a is-rson should
not accept tbe benefit of a fund intended for the
truly deserving. He therefore stipulates that
all who can pay a small sum for treatment at
the hospital shall Is required to do so. while
those who are deserving and unable to pay any
thing are to be carei for free of charge. Thus
the institution will care for lsith free snd ay
A strange feature of Mr. Barnes bequest for
a hospital is tbe api-arent favoritism shown to
the Methodists. Hi. mother was a Methodist,
bnt he himself wasan Episcopalian inanlliations
snd h was 1 uried according to the Episcopal
ritual. He explains his sction in his last will in
"I think that a person ought to invest bis
money sfter death on the sime principal that
he invests tt in bnsiness during life, where it
will bring the largest income: and I think that
my fort'ine will do the most good thronvh the
Methodist Epicopal church, ttecause while that
is one of th- largest of th Protestant denom
inations, it is th poor.st financially."
V. hile be places the Methodists in charge of
the hospital, it is to tie often to people of all
ree-ls and nationalities.
Mr Barnes in his will gives to his wife, who
lied two vcars ago. a great measnre of tbe
-relit for his litsral gift to charity. He recites
thit by his first will the hulk of his fortune was
levised to her shsolntely. tint, at her earnest
reqnest. this disposition of bis wealth was al
tered, to have it reposed in ber during her life
time, and thereafter to be devoted to the hos
Mr. Barnes gave generously to chanty tn bis
ifetime. bnt be laid upon his gifts an ironclad
-4edgenf secrecy. His first notable donation
-raaacrantof S4.".nilito Central college at Fnl-
-on. He gave $."7.0in to the Methodist Episcopal
lome a few years ago under the ban of secrecy,
ind he furnished the funds forflfteen Methodist
hnrches in southern Missouri, of which the
mtside pnhlic was never informed. In addi
tion to this be had a nnmher of pension-era who
lave not been forgotten in his will.
Five In One IMr.
Fire men were sentenced to the peni
tentiary in one day in Christian county
recently. Thev were immediately
aken to the prison by the sheriff.
Martin Irons Again.
Martin Irons, well known in connec
tion with the preat southwestern strike,
is under arrest at Newport, Ark., for
.lvinfr with a woman not his wife.
Fire at Windsor.
Fire, undoubtedly of an incendiary
mriifin. destroyed 110.000 worth of prop
erty at Windsor. The fire was in the
business part of the city.
Lizzie Dennis pleaded fruilty at Kansas
City a few days aro to the abduction of
'Junior" ltealls. She says she did not
receive any of the money.
A Thiers Reward.
Geo. McKenzie, an all-round crook.
robbed a SL Louis citizen on a cable
train, lie has been sentenced to fiv.
A Vicious Husband.
Robert Mills attempted to kill his
wife, Nellie, at Kansas City, inflicting
fatal injuries. lie then attempt to
either end will be reception rooms f or ladies
and gentlemen respectiTety. They wiH be con
nected by lares foldina'-doorB.by opmnntf wbtrb
the area of the ariditoriam m sy be increased. A
portable stairs will be prnrMed. which wiH be
used In presenttns; stereoptierm tleWs of scenes
ih ttt state. Opening from the aoditorrara by
several exita Stretah the promenade, affording
sweeping view of two avewoes. Owing to the
height of the anditorium two' balconies sre
provided, and tney open into three suits of aVi.
mestie apartments. From tbe balcony an en
trance is made to tbe tower which snnnounts
the building, and which ends in an observatory.
Tbe bdildlng will be constmeted of mate
Hals native to Missouri, supplemented by a
few other things ordinarily Used in buildings of
a like coflstrucrkm. The four corners of tbe
end pavilions will be sai mounted by tbe heralds-
emblem ot tbe state easrated in sine
taken from the mines of tbe state. Assurances
of liberal donation, of every building material
produced in the state have been received.
Death of Ken. A. G. Edwards.
(.ien. Albert U. Edwards died at his
home in Kirk wood.
Oen. Edwards waa the son of the first gov
ernor nf Kentucky, and was born In Elkton.
Ky He graduated from West Point at the age
of 21. and served with distinction in tbe Black
Hawk war shortly afterward. He settled in KL
Louis in 1X44. and was engaged with Mr. W. L.
Ewing in tbe wholesale com mission bnsiness for
a nnml-er of years. He leaves a widow and
three sons. The latter are Benjamin Edwards,
assistant cashier of the Bank of Commerce; Al
bert Edwards, attorney, and George Edwards
of the Arm of A. G. Edwards Hons. In IHS1
Gen. Edwards was aiipointed commander of
the Ht. Louis division of tbe Missouri state
militia under Gov. Gamble with the rank of
brigadier general. At ths close of the war be
was appointed United Htatea sub-treasurer of
Ht. Louis, a position which he held for twenty
one years. Tbe signing of bis commission Wat
one of tbe last public acts performed by Presi
dent Lincoln. He also served several terms at
bank commissioner of St. Louis. Since bis re
tirement from tbe sub-treasury office be ha
been engaged in the brokerage business with
"I believe the recent lead and zim
discoveries In Franklin county are th
most promising in Missouri," said Hen
Jones, of SL Clair, to a reporter for tht
li lobe-Democrat, while in St. Lonis
"The new finds are three and a hal!
miles northeast of St. Clair, near th
Meramec river, and require very littlt
development. The lead ore carries at
averatre of SS per cent, of zinc, and layt
close to the surface. A big company ii
now forminff with ample capital tc
work the new mine, whieh experts de
clare is the richest in that lead district.'
Ills Last Stole. Ride.
Willie Harding', 13 years old, was run
over and killed by a freight train in St.
Joseph. He and other boys were in the
habit of jumping on trains and rifling
some distance and then jumping off.
They got into an open freight car, and
when the train had proceeded about a
mile one of his companions pushed the
Harding boy out of the car door. Fall
ing against an embankment, he rolled
back under the wheels of the train ana
tiled of Lork-Jaw.
John Frayn, a laborer, 40 years old,
died at the city hospital in St. Lonis of
lock-jaw. Almost ten days before he
injured the thumb of his right hand.
To friends he stated that he had been
in a street fighL The wound was
trifling, and Frayn wrapped a cloth
around it and resumed his work. Cold
set in and the hand and arm swelled
rapidly, necessitating his removal to
Death of Mrs. MrKee.
Mrs. Eliza McKee, relict of the late
William McKee, died in SL Louis, aged
Mrs. MrKee'e maiden name waa Eliza HflL
She waa born in Sullivan county. N. V. Mr.
McKee. who waa a native of New York cityjukd
his wife settled in St. Louis in IMI. Mrs. Mc
Kee f.iffered from do particular disease, but
rather from tbe Ills incident to old age.
Mabel Deckwith, a domestic in the
family of J. W. Stone, of Kansas City,
was fatally burned while filling a gaso
line stove, anti died at the hospital. She
was IT years old. and one of a family of
twelve orphan children.
Too Weary to Set I'p Tents.
Wistfbs, Cal., April 2:1. liar. Mark
ham sent a special train from Sacra
mento Thursday night with tents.
There were many who were too weary
to set up tents and scores of people
were stretched on the ground, too tired
to heed the danger of another shock.
HTO!, April 23. The petition of
Thomas B. Heal, receiver of the Maver
ick national bank, that the bank be in
cluded among the creditors against Asa
1. Potter and Jonas Ii. French, has been
granted by Judge Nelson of the United
States district court.
A Bla; Order for Gold.
New York, April 23 Orders for the
delivery of 1 1, o05,000 in gold was re
ceived at the subtreasury in this city
yesterday. The cashier said he did not
know where it was to be shipped to,
but believed it waa intended for Eu
rope. Judge Mmrr still Mlsstas;.
New Ori.eavs, April 23. Not a word
has yet been heard from the missing
Judge Marr and it is now almost gen
erally believed that the venerable Jur
ist has been drowned in the river,
whether by accident or design will per.
haps never be known.
"FRIENDS OF RAVACHOL."
rhe Wine Mss ef af . Very aa Pari. Blows)
I with Dynamite by Frtsada af Anar
chist Kavaehot by War f Revenge A
Paul CasMtt b the Wetghborh.od
Several Person. Injured. Sesae Fatally
M. Tory Dessi.
Paris, April So. There waa a terrific
explosion early last evening in the en
trance of the wine shop of M. Very, 23
Boulevard Magenta, where Ea vac hoi,
the anarchist was arrested on March
30. The bomb contained at least twelve
pounds of dynamite and completely
wrecked the establishment,
the explosion occurred when the
wine shop was half fall of guests and
as nearly as can be learned the bomb
waa placed just within the outside
door of the eoiridor and at the door
leading from tbe corridor into the wine
room. M. Very was standing in tha
middle of the room when the shock
came. He was thrown against the wall
In a heap of shattered tables and chairs.
The ceiling fell and several beams
Were split and fell to the floor.
A minute after the explosion ten of
the guests recovered their senses and
ran into the street shooting and crying
"fire." The police who hive been sta
tioned near the wine shop since Rava
chol's arrest came up as the uninjured
came out and began bringing ont those
unable to help themselves. '
M. Very was found to be in a pitiable
condition. Both of hie legs had been
crushed by the falling beams, his collar
bone was fractured and his right arm
was broken. He was bleeding at the
mouth and ears, and is supposed to have
suffered internal injuries. His little
boy was fonnd unconscious in a corner
with his collar bone broken. Both were
taken to the Sainte Lots hospital, where
M. Very's legs were amputated, and
where he died shortly before midnight.
Of the other ten persons injured three
were taken to the hospital and the
others were helped to their homes by
the police. Six of them are said to
have bones broken and internal in
juries, but the particulars are not yet
Half of the front of the wine shop was
blown out the stairs of the lower two
stories were smashed to splinters and
not a door or window in the house was
left whole. The floor in the corridor
was blown awsy. the chandelier was
twisted and hurled into a corner and
where the ceiling and walls were not
split the plaster was taken off aa if
scraped with a knife.
The buildings on each side of the
wine shop were damaged from top to
bottom. Half of the furniture was
broken and all the glass in them was
The whole block around the wine
shop was rocked by the explosion, and
the walls were started so that they
cracked or bulged.
The neighborhood is thickly popu
lated, and five minutes after the explo
sion the street was crowded with fright-'
ened men and women. An extra force
of police was summoned and an effort
was made to induce the people to re
turn to their rooms. The effort was
fruitless for some time, and women and
children blocked the sidewalks, crying
and wringing their hands. Later men
began carrying out their most valuable
possessions and prepared to move their
families to other parts of the city. i
Much of the patronage of the wine
shop was local, and families in the
neigborhood fear that Ravachol's friends
have marked it for destruction as a
warning to the magistrate and the wit
nesses at the trial to-day. Police are
watching the shop and making house
to house inquiries along the boulevard
in the hope of getting a clew to the per
petrator of the deed.
M. Very was hurt beyond giving
information to throw light on the out
rage, but a waiter who was taken with
him to tbe hospital says that his mas
ter haVs received no fewer than httj or
sixty threatening letters from anarch
ists since Ravachol was arrested. One
of them, found by the police in M.
Very's desk at the rear of the shop read
Sis You have dared to betray SavacboL
Beware. Ton will learn what Ms friends eaa
do. Tour shop is doomed and your infauione
life will be taken before May 1. Your family is
so better than yon. We will take care of tbetn,
(Signed ! Faissne or Ravacaot.
At the top of this was printed in red
letters "May 1" and the same was
printed at the bottom in black letters.
Another letter with skull and cross-
bones at the top apparently referred di
rectly to the present outrage. It said:
Toe think you have crushed aa because yoei
have canard tbe arrest of tbe mighty spirit
nf the revolution. Thousands will rise in
his place. Do not try your vile methods
upon him. Yon will hear from as before
tbe trial of BavacboL Yoa shall sailer
tbe punishment yoa have earned as a waraing
to the cowardly bourgeosie who seek Ra vac hoi's
blood. Your doom la at bead; prepare to asset
I.HIgned Kavacaoi. a Avaasaaa.
L'Herot, the waiter who assisted in
the arrest of Ravachol, was not at the
wine shop when the bomb exploded, and
it is thought that he has fled from the
city. Yesterday morning he received a
letter warning him that he would not
live t testify against Ravachol and
that the following twenty-four hours
would he his lasL
The rumor is abroad that an attempt
will he made to assassinate Mr. jues
nay de Beaurepaire, tbe prosecutor gen
eral, on his way to court to-day. His
residence ts guarded within and without.
Policemen are in the corridors on every
floor and detectives patrol the street in
which the house stands. M. Atthalin,
the examining magistrate in the case,
is similarly guarded.
A Wife's Dreadful Find.
Wii.mixoto.si, Del., April . The
body of Dr. J. N. Hill, the well-known
physician of Millington, Md., was found
by his wife, Sunday morning, in his car
riage at the stable attached to his resi
dence. The head was held between the
shafts and the front axle, and the throat
was cut Inspection of the wheel
tracks, showed that the carriage had
been intercepted between Millington
and Massey croee roads, to which bitter
place the doctor had been profession
ally called on Saturday night, and had
been turned homeward after the mur
der. There is no clew to the murderers.
Con. knitted for Hemrtag.
New York, April M. Otto E. Ewsld,
the steward of the (Serman ship Comet
was arraigned before Commissioner
Shields yesterday, charged with mur
derously assaulting Capt Kuppner,
and Second Mate Seigner, while the
vessel was on a voyage from Hong
Kong to this pert. She left Hong Kong
January 2 and arrived here yesterday.
Ewald says that he only defended him
self against the brutality of the cap
tain and mate, who were nxtntinuaUy
misusing him. The commissioner com
mitted him for hearing before the Ger
man exmsoi. who alone has jurisdiction,