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BEN H. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1893.
VOL. XVIL-NO. 43.,
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ATTORNEY AT LAW
Offlot (t Mora on Harmony Str.
OAPE GIRARDEAU. Ma
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Physician and Surgeon
OfBne In tear of THCater's DrtftfBtora, wmi
f Independence and Spanish atraeti. Cast
Girardao. tySpcclal attratio flvea wj
vurjrerj ana Diseases of ramaies.
H. A. ASTHOL
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huUlMm rtlMrk n ulnaS
aval aoaMKy. Oatoa, Court ana,
Do Tour Insurance Business
b canr wtaoss reoord la tha put a) I
cuaraatee for (be futon, lasura to :ko
HOME. OF NEW TORE.
LEO DOYLH, Agon.
No. Nona Mala Btrset, Cap etraraaaa.
Ospa Girardeau, - M&
A rent for tag f.llowlna
Reliable Companies :
rraaklia Mutual, of SC. Lowla.
Cittern' Insurance Company, St Lorjla,
SprinirAeld iaauraaoo Cooapaa. Sarin..
These are throe of the beet east I
otnpanlea In the oountry.
How roodi received weekly. Groceries al
yafre.h. Store oomer of Fountain ao4
aiarniouf Streets. dotJ.
shop on Main street, on. door aoath of tha
Ail kind, of Freah Meats and Sauaare at
. arnrsou naoU. loUvorr wagoa run aver,
E. 1). ENGELMAM,
Millinery, Dry Ms
Ka- too Harmony Street,
CATS GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI,
F. W. VOGT,
Stoves and Tinware,
Ho tire new (took, the latest unproved ane)
tWt Conking and Heating fctoree in the mat
hot. AU kinds of Job Work done In the beat
ananner and at moderate ptloee.
ROOFINC AND CUTTERINC
A spoolalty and work guaranteed first -class.
Maohanloal aad Burfteat
tooes all kinds of work la his Una. and turn
ante all work done.
Office at residence, ooraer Harmony ant)
Iron and Steel,
ilriciM Implemsnts, Etc., Etc.
Areata of tao
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
Daakns so Balled at WhoUaa. Prioam,
37 and 89 Hat Street,
OAPH GIRAKDHATJ. MO-
RIDER I WICHTERICH,
North Main Strret.
Perfumery, Tolle Artfelee,
etatlooerr, MtUtm, EU
II as Ji at, China's richest banker, is
vi id to be worth the incredible f.um of
Kkcf.xt exhaustive investigation a,
to the reason for the ascent of sap in
trees and plants has satisfactorily dem
onstrated that no one knows.
MXTr-oK women are now serving
on school boards in the little state of
New Hampshire, where women hare
had school suffrage for many years.
The famous flag which Gen. Butler
raised over the courthouse at New Or
leans, and on account of which he is
sued a now historic order, is the prop1
erty of the Connecticut Historical so
William Farrell, proprietor of the
Pleasant Mills Printing company of
Philadelphia, died, leaving his fortune
of $300,000 to his wife, who a year ago
was Miss Cecelia llibbs, his type
Police statistics show that the ar
rests for drunkenness in London are at
the annual rate of one to every 175 in
habitants, in Birmingham one lo lis in
Manchester one to seventy-one and in
Liverpool one to fifty.
A rei xion of the California forty-
niners is to be held in Chicago during
the world's fair. Munchausen and
Mnlhatlon will be distanced and double
discounted when those fellows get to
Charley Kors has reappeared, this
time in Toronto. He will apply for
space at the big show in Chicago if he
has genuine Yankee enterprise. No
exhibit would draw better than a well
authenticated Charley Koss.
Mrs. Everett, wife of a master
drayman in New Orleans, has the rep
utation of being one of the best veter
inary surgeons in that city, and she ac
cepts no pay for her services which
are given simply out of love for ani
Grafton D. IIansox, the first page
appointed in the I mted States sen. it:
is still living For a period of thirtv-
nine years he held the position of chief
clerk in the office of the pavmaster
general of the wardepartment in Wash
Mr Ginn. a Boston publisher, keeps
barrel of apples where the young
women employed bv him can help
themselves, and he never lets the bar
rel become empty, though the girls are
t.akl to indulge very freely in the fruit
that got their mother Kve into an un
A sew English work entitled "The
Correct Thing" maintains that it is cor
rect for children to rememlier that.
though they may be much, better born
than their parents, still these inevi
table persons are their fellow crea
tures, there are many children to
whom this will be news.
Geological theories are wonderful
things, tine of them sets forth that
kerosene is the oil of long-extinct
monsters of the earth, and another that
the reported accumulating ice nt tne
north pole will eventually throw the
earth out of balance so as to result i
the utter annihilation of man by the
rush of moving objects.
The popul.-itiof) of Hawaii is a, IrtO,
of whom :i5,020 are pure natives and
5.M0 mixed. Of the white races the
Portuguese lead with 8.X.O. while there
are 7,410 of foreign blood who were
Hawaiian born. There are 14..W3 Chi
nese and 11,730 Japanese, while of
Americans. British, Germans, Scandi
navians and French together there are
TMr. legislature of the state of Wash
ington not only passed, but the gov
ernor has approved the bill makingthe
sale of cigarettes illegal, and it is now
a law. Think, says the Minneapolis
Journal,of riding downtown on a street
car without that familiar odor like
an old overshoe burning. Washington
is a pretty good state if it is tucked
away np in one damp corner.
TnE Jaffa A Jerusalem railroad is
now doing a good business. It is fifty
three miles long, has five Baldwin lo
comotives from Philadelphia and cost
J2,000,000. The fare from Jerusalem
to Jaffa is SS.50 first class and SI sec
ond class. It is a fact, and no joke, that
real estate in Jerusalem is on the
boom. Kight and one-half acres of land
one mile from the city recently brought
K'5,000. Thirty years ago it sold for $1
an acre. '
The last quarterly report of the
treasury bureau of statistics contains
a table, prepared by the director of the
mint from the latest data obtainable
in ls2, showing the amount of cur
rency in the principal countries of the
world. It shows a total gold circula
tion of 3.(156,935,000: silver, full legal
tender, S3, 401. 100,000; silver, limited
legal tender. $54.1,000.001; uncovered
paper, 2,281,73.PO0. The estimated
per capita circulation of the four prin
cipal commercial countries is as fol
lows: France, 4ail; I'nited States,
&S.62; United Kingdom, S1T.K0; Germa
Two boys, about five years old, broke
into a church in Newark. N. J., soaked
the carpets with ink, covered the door
with torn Bibles, hymn books and li
brary books dumped a lot of books in
sink, turned the water on and left it
running. They had no spite against
the church or the church people. It
was a case of pure mischief, as when
puppy tears up an overshoe or a
monkey goes through and wrecks a
room, or college students throw a stove
out of a fourth-story window. It seems
to indicate man's connection with the
animal. Evolution could take a few
more turns at the wheel yet
Bt the burning of Tremont temple
in Boston twelve rooms occupied by
Baptist missionary organizations, in
cluding the museum, were ruined. The
valuable library is a total loss. The
large collection of missionary publi
cations, many of which cannot be re
placed, are also destroyed. One of the
most valuable collections represented
the work of seventy years and were
curios brought by missionaries from
every land where the foot of Christian
missionary has been set Among the
papers were many valuable ones which
could not be placed in tlie vault every
night and are therefore a total loss.
A Boctos man has invented a ma
chine which automatically plays the
banjo, mandolin, guitar and harp. One
of Its advantages is that when yoo
want to shut it up you can give it
gentls hint to do so with the coal ham
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
U. S. SENATE IN EXTRA SESSION.
Mosdat. March 30. The president
sent the following nominations to
the senate: James B. Eustis, of
Ixmisiana, to be minister to France:
Theodore Rnnyon, of New Jersey, to
be minister to Germany; John E.
r.isley, of New York, to lie minister to
Denmark: Ernest ft Baldwin, of Mary
land, to be first auditor of the treasury;
Wade Hampton, of Sooth Carolina, to
be ermmissioner of railroads: James
O. Jenkins, of Wisconsin, to be I'nited
States circuit judge for the Seventh
TuEsriAT, March 31. Senator Butler
introduced a bill in the senate which
proposes that with the exception of
the legislative, pension, deficiency
and snnjry civil bills the appropria
tion bills shall be considered- by the
committees which have charge of the
affairs to n hich the appropriation re
fers. No action was taken in the mat
ter. Wedmesdat. March 23. Mr. Mander
aon resigned his position as president
pro tern, of the senate and Mr. Har
ris, of Tennessee, was elected in his
place. The followingnorainations were
received from the president: John S
Seymour, of Connecticut, to be com
missioner of patents; Silas W. Lamo
rcux, of Wisconsin, to be commissioner
of the general land oflice; Horace II.
I.urton, of Tennessee, to be I'nited
States circuit judge for the Sixth ju
dicial circuit, and Max Judd, of Mis
souri, to be consul general of the
United States at Vienna.
TiiritsnAT, March S3. The senate
confirmed the nominations for public
positions previously sent in by the
president No other business was
transacted and an adjournment was
taken until the i'lK
Br request Alfred Dodge resigned his
position as agricultural statistician,
and Henry A. Robinson, of Detroit,
was appointed to fill the position.
Voi'ciiKits have been signed by Sec
retary Carlisle to the amount of
1-0 in favor of the world's fair com
mission, which is payable in souvenir
half dollars. The commission np to
this time has received 51,920, 120 of the
$--M)0.oKI appropriation by congress
parable in souvenir half dollars.
At the leading clearing houses in
the United States the exchanges dur
ing tlie week ended on the 24th aggre
gated $1.227,22.41S, against 51,231. 454,
629 the previous week. The increase
as compared with the corresponding
week of S92 was 6..V.
The business failures in the United
States during the rcven da.v ended on
the 24th numbered 243, against 220 the
preceding week and 231 for the cor
responding time last year.
TnE democrats of llhode Island in
convention at Providence nominated
David S. Baker, Jr., for governor.
At Wakefield, R. I., George A. Ken
yon, a well-known nd very wealthy
man, was sentenced to fifteen years at
hard labor in prison for shooting John
Melnnes. a laborer in his employ.
The Rhode Island republicans
state convention at I'roviclence nom
inated a full state ticket headed by
Kussell Brown, the present incumbent
Ciiari.es B. Lore, of Wilmington,
has been appointed to the vacant chief
justiceship of Delaware. The appoint
ment is for life.
The death of Kev. Albert von Pntt
kamer occurred in New York. He was
the first German to be baptized in the
Baptist faith in the United States and
organized the first German Baptist
church in America.
At the age of 7 years Eli Sanlsbury,
for eighteen years a United States sen
ator from Delaware, died at his home
Is New York a sole-leather trust
was formed with a capital of pso,-
The sudden death of Col. Elliott
Fitch Shcpard, editor of the Mail and
Express, occurred at his home in New
l ork from the effects of ether taken
that he might undergo a surgical oper
ation. He was 59 years of age. CoL
Shepard married Miss Marguerite
Louise anderbilt, the oldest daughter
of the late William H. Vanderbilt and
she and five children survive him. Mr.
Shepard was president of the American
Sabbath union and founded the State
Bar association and was its first presi
WEST AND SOUTH.
Ax explosion followed by fire de
stroyed the Planet mill at Litchfield,
111., owned by Kehlor Bros., of St
lxiuis. the largest steam winter wheat
mill in the United States, the loss be
ing 5700,000. John Carr, the head mill
wright was burned to death and six
other persons were injured.
'iiin'eas IIanitah, who claimed to
he the son of a wealthy Persian faoi-
ilv, was arrested in Chicago on charges
of having swindled wealthy Jews all
over the country out of S300.000 while
pretending to collect funds for the re
lief of needy Russian coreligionists.
Near Fairland, III.. S. II. Bell, a
farmer, lost three of his children from
diphtheria, and the fourth and !ast fell
into a well and was drowned.
Onr of the most prominent business
men in Kalamazoo, Mich., Louis Schil
ling, aged 60, was found murdered in
his office. William White, a negro, was
suspected of the crime.
The Big r our yard strike at Spring
field, O., after six weeks' fighting was
declared off. the strikers failing to gain
a single point
Joiix Terry and Ben McCary (ne
groes) were hanged in Copiah county.
Miss., for the murder of J. C. Davis.
Is a Pullman sleeper Miss B. M. Doo
little left Chicago to travel via Port
land, Ore., San Francisco, EI Pas?.
City of Mexico, New York and Boston
back to Chicago without putting her
foot upon the ground. English railway
officials made a wager with American
railway officers that such a journey
could not be made.
Mrs. N aicct Marvix, aged 103 years,
died at Moravia, Ind.
A mixer named William Frazier,
whose wife left him on account of his
drunkenness, went to Hiteman, la.,
where abe was staying, and killed her
and her sister, Mrs. Smith, and then
cut off the leg of hia baby. An infuri
ated mob of miners took Frazier from
the officers and bung him.
Ix Oklahoma prairie fires swept
whole townships and hundreds of
la a fit of jealonsy Mrs. Caroline
fiagan, wife of Charles Hogun, s mem
ber of the fire department at Dsyton,
0., pot her husband's eyes out with
tiat destroyed the Morgan, a fash
ionable apartment house in Cleveland,
O., and Mrs. Mary E. Abbey. Mrs.
Jesse Hunt ind her daughter, Mrs.
Emma Somers and Mrs, P. U. Somers
perished in the flumes.
Dobbins & Dazi.t, cotton dealers at
Nashville, Tenn., with branch house
in Memphis, New Orleans, Little Rock,
Montgomery. Mobile and other cities,
failed for 5300.00a
At Sedalia, Ma, J. C. Davis, a grocer.
who was in Jove with Miss Mary, the
17-year-old daughter of M. A. Miller,
prominent real estate dealer, shot her
dead because she refused his attentions
and then killed himself.
At Mexico, Ma, the sale of a negro
was stopped by proceedings instituted
by George Robertson, a leading attor
ney, who will test the constitutionality
of the vagrant law of the state;
The town of Kelly, Miss., was wined
off the face of the earth by a cyclone.
not a soul being left to tell the tale.
Great damage was also done at Tunica
and Cleveland, in the same state, and
twenty-five persons were killed.
Flames swept away a large portion
of the town of Pauhuska, Oklahoma,
and five lives were lost
Bt the issue of 200.000 copies the
Chicago Inter Ocean celebrated the
twenty-first anniversary of its birth.
Each copy of the paper consists of
The tornado that passed over In
dianapolis wrecked fifty houses, caus
ing a loss of over SI 03,000, and several
persons were seriously injured.
Ix the register of deeds oflice at New
ton, Kan., the vault was brokes open
and the county records destroyed. The
loss cannot be made good for less than
Bv the capsizing of a skiff George
W. Selby and his brother Oscar were
drowned at Peoria, 111.
Advices say that the damage done
br the recent cyclone in the Mississippi
valley would reach 52,000.000. One-half
of the stivtc penitentiary at Nashville,
which cofers eighty acres of ground,
was torn to pieces, entailing an enor
IlrntUT and John Dix and Edward
Wescott were drowned by the upset
ting of a skiff in HigLee river near
Mount Sterling, Ala.
At Denver, Col., Anton Wood, the
11-yeaT-cld murderer of Joseph Smith,
was found guilty and sentenced to life
At the age of 9." years Kev. John
Souder, a Methodist minister, died at
his home in Tiffin. O. He had lived
there seventy years and had been in
the ministry for fifty-one years.
Ix nn angry fit James Gisgrove shot
ami killed his wife at Butte, Mont,
and then committed suicide.
For participating in the murder of
nolttrtsmfgnid his daughter in August
isfl, Louis Michael was hanged at St
Martinsville. La. It was the first legal
execution which had taken place there
:n forty years.
It is proposed by the Woodstock
guards, a military company at Annis
ton, Ala., to cover the distance on
foot from their home to the world's
fair grounds in Chicago, about 800
A fire destroyed the Weber building
in Cha-ago, causing a loss of 5150.000 to
the various firms that occupied it
The worst blizzard known in twelve
years caused great damage in the vicin
ity of St. Johns N. P.. and at Sal
monicr fire men were drowned by the
swamping of a skiff.
Ox the inarch of a band of convicts
to the prisons of Siberia 23 of them
died from hardship and exposure.
Among those lost were Mmc Lazaror,
six other women and four children.
Ox the Thames at Iinilon the Ox
ford crew won by two lengths its twenty-seventh
victory over Cambridge.
Time. IS minutes 47 seconds. It was
the fiftieth race between the two
Revoi.i-tioxist.s entered the town of
Allegretta, Chili, which they sacked.
The residents resisted the ravages and
in the fight which followed forty per
sons were killed.
The arbitration court appointed to
adjust the difficulties between the
United States and Great Britain in re
gard to the seal fisheries in Retiring
sea met in Paris
M. Ai.EXK.iKrP. the murdered mayor
of Moscow, was buried, on tho 2fith, at
the Novschasskv monastery, in the sub
urbs of that city. The funeral was
conducted with creat pomp. (5rand
Duke Serghis, all the provincial officers
the citv .luthoritiesand the foreijrn con
suls were present. An immense crowd
followed the body to the grave.
The labor troubles in Lancashire,
England, which euded by a compromise.
on the 2.1th, take rank as the Rreatest
struggle between capital and labor
which the world has seen. The cam
paign lasted twenty weeks, involving
directly and indirectly l'.",000 employes,
and cost in loss of wages alone 10,000,
000. Mail advices from Rome prove thata
very inadequate idea of the dynamite
campaign of the Italian anarchists has
been communicated by telegraph to the
outside world. A strict censorship is
exercise! over all dispatches by the
government, and anything likely to
create a panicky feeling is suppressed.
Mb. Johx ItintH'l.rH Mautin, for
merly Mrs, Victoria Woodholl, lectured,
on the evening of the 2-Uh, before a
large audience at St. .Tames hall, Lon
don, on the "Human Hody, the Temple
of God. Twenty years ago she spoke
on the same subject.
Mayor Somkrs of Milwaukee issued
a proclamation, on the 2Mh, offering a
reward of f i,503 for evidence thnt will
convict any party or parties of incen
diarism In the city of Milwaukee dur
ing the succeeding thirty days.
It is reported that Messrs. Carnegie
and FHck have begun to import ne
groes into the (onncllsviiie coke re
gions and there is a pros pest of anoth
er bloody strike on the part of the
Ax important meeting of switchmen
was held at Philadelphia, on the 26th,
and a general strike on the Pennsyl
vania lines and at Chicago at the open
ing of the World's fair was discussed.
Two physicians of Rome have exam
ined Beradi, who threw a stone at
King Humbert, on the 25th, and have
pronouced him insane.
The Minnesota legislature passed a
bill, on the 26th, appropriating 50,000
for the defense of the legislators in the
coal combine suit.
The fatalities of the Alderson (i. T.)
mine explosion now number ten, Her
man Rhody having died of his Injuries
Til it old Liberty bell at Philadelphia
will be sent to Chicago on a special car,
April M, for exhibition at the World'i
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
sNIren 8ate .4ppolutin--tii.
The i thtrr day Got. Stone sent the
follow in nominations to the state sen
ate, tt hit-h were confirmed:
State Insurance Ooainifs4loner James B.
Wadillll. of Kansas Ctly.
Stat realtor Commissioner Henry iracl!:
more, of St. I-ouU.
Uourd of recent of normal schools:
Kirksvllle S. ljojnton, Sulliran county; S.
Laurhlln. Monroe county.
WarrcnsburfT R. 1). Shannon, Jasper coun
ty: P. H. Huiiomh, Hates county.
Cape Ciirardean T. P. Budford. Madison
county; E. A. Rozier. Ste. Generieve.
Blind Asylum. St- Ixmts Ben Bluett and F.
K. O'NeU. St, Louis; J. T. KendRlI. Bollinger,
DeaT and Dumb Asylum at Fulton J. S. Dot
eey. of Boone county, and J. H. Parker, of
Johnson county ... .
Lunatic Asylum at Fulton -J. j. Russell, of
Mississippi county; B. L Lock and F. I
Marc hand, of Lewis.
Lunatic Asylum at St. Joseph J. B. Thomas,
Gentry county; B Murray. Platte county; E.P.
Gates, of Jackson.
Lunatic Asylum at Nevada J. L. George, Ver
non county: D. C Kennedy, Creen,x0unty; J,
Gross hart. Lafayette.
Industrial Home for Girls at Chlllleothe W.
R. Sipple, Llviniratnn county: Nat Sheldon.
Schuyler county: T. B. Gates. Davles county.
Reform School for Boys at BoonvilleJ. R.
Walker and C E. Leonard, of Cooper. T. C.
Ualncy. of Saline.
Ir. J. X. Holmes, of Wayne county, was con
firmed as physician of the penitentiary.
James Mr Ane. Louisiana, auperrislng in
apei tor of st-mmhoat: J. C iiirby. chief of
divisions' of stationery and printing.
A Letter from Senator Ye.it.
WAsniirisTox. March 22. Senator Vest has
rent to eat h member of the Missouri delegation
in congress the follow inn letter relatinjt to the
recent conference for the division of the patron
age: Mr Dear Sir Notwithstanding the fart that
the informal conference of our delegation, ro- ;
cently held, at the request of memixtrs of the ;
house, was agreed to t;e in mutual confidence, j
rejtorls of its proceedintrs were immediately I
furnished the newspapers, so part 'led and col- j
nred as to make the impression that Lho sena
tors arroratod the riirht to dispose of all the
Missouri patronage exeeptas to loval offices. So
far from raakin any such claim. I have en
deavored to discharge only the duties in regard
to iatronat?c which my position absolutely
enjoins, and 1 stated to the conference that the
only request I made was that our colleagues of
the house would not go rack to their bnmea
and tell every disappointed applicant that the
senntors were alom- resjwmsiMe. but that the
truth would be stated that the senators were
simply representing the deleration at Its re
qiiot. and would do the best they could for all
parts of the state. And I do not propose to at
tend any other conference under any circum
stances. 1 dem it justthatallconccrnedshould
know thai I disclaim any resuonsiMlity for
anything connected with appointments In
Missouri exi-ept what result from my own
action, and I will not undertake to represent
any of my colleagues r the delegation collec
tively. If any mem Nt of the delegation feela
en interest in any appointment he must attend
to the matter in person and resume the respon
silllity. The proceedings of tho conference
have l-een given to the public with such color
ing, and with motives obviously niuiMer. that I
am comj-eled to act for myself and not for oth
ers. I do not know the person who furnished
the Information to the newspapers, and 1 am
not therefore able to address him alone. Mr
object in this communication is to deal frankly
witn inr colleagues and to protect myself. err
truly, etc.. G. G. Vest.
A St. Joe Mystery.
The finding of a box containing Sev
ern- human bodies in the Missouri river
thought to be a party of emigrants supposed to
have been murdered between Kulo, Neb., and
White Cloud. Kas.
A Narrow Krape.
At Sedalia Wm. White, colored, in
the employ of Dr. ll. II. Scott, had a
narrow escape from death.
The incident occurred on the most prominent
street and in the thickest business portion of
the city in full view of hundreds of pedestrians.
White was engaged in breaking a young horse
While he was attempting to climb into the sad
dle the animal became frightened at a passing
street -car and commenced running away before
Whit could get his feet into the stirrups. The
lie room Edgar, a 7-year
w" u drank the entire contents of
the glass. He was taken suddenly ill
and never recovered from the shock,
dving in a few hours from the alco
A ftrng;e Accident.
Richard C. Woods, general foreman
of the Missouri Pacific shops in Sedalia,
was walking through the yards when a
locomotive ran over and exploded a
danger signal torpedo, and a large piece
of the metal shell plowed the flesh off
the bone of his left leg and lodged un
der the knee cap, tearing it from itr
A Terrlhlo Kx plosion.
The power-house of the Diamond Coal
and Coke Co., 8 miles south of Kansas
Cit, was blown np by the explosion of
nine kegs of powder and a quantity of
dynamite, ignited by the explosion of
a small quantity of gasoline. Thref
miners were seriously injured.
The following Missourians have re
cently received favors from President
F. H. Hanna. St. Joseph, assistant Inspectot
of public buildings; Guy Bryan. St. Louis, as
saver: Wm. Riley, of St. Louis, Inspector of
steamboats. Fourth district.
A Cotton-Belt Extension.
The Cotton Itelt contemplates an ex
tension from Dexter to a point on the
Mississippi, where it will transfer by
Negligent Jail Employes.
An investigating committee has ex
amined the Jackson county jail and re
ported that the recent escapes were due
to negligence of jail employes.
Sam Wilson, who was sentenced to be
hanged at St. Louis, March 29, for the
murder of Clem Manning, has been
respited by the governor.
St. LenU National Ban km.
On March 0 the St Louis national
banks had 170,544,829.13 on deposit, and
their capital stock aggregated f 19,5i6,-
4510; circulation, $403,000.
ft Para to be Honest.
B. K. Theobold. of St Louis, a col
lector, became a defaulter for 9800, and
rather than submit to arrest for em
bezzlement killed bimsell
Died Old and Wealthy.
Thomas Orr, an old and wealthy cirl
ten of Kansas City, died the other
sight of paralysis at hU home, Xo. 1 7M
Jeffenoa street I
THE MfSSOURI LEGISLATURE
JerrrRsoir Crrr. Marh SS. Both
yesterday adopted a resolution to adjourn nine
die on the L Among the bills to pass the sea
ate yesterday were: Revising- the pharmaci
taw. MCii:iriag tond investment com
panics to deposit l(i.(H with the ataU
treaur;r bctnr" engaging In business tn tha
s'ate A I low I up tenants rfowinx and unbar
vesiid crops oii land sold, under' nioftgnge of
deed of trust. Detinfttff a Jawful fence. In coan
tics having adopted the stock luw. f It twti
strands of wire on posts 30 feet apart, tha
upper wire to tie 4 feet from tho groCw
Authorizing corporations to change the par
value of their shares by a majority vote of
stockholders. Modifying the teachers' Insti
tute law In regard to tho number of days at aool
teachers must attend same and the expenses
tnereor. wehiMtiiur any person from being a
director of a bank against whrnrl such bank
holds a judgment. Amending the" Anrrallad
ballot law so as to require judges of rlettUsi tt
prapare taUnta for Illiterate voters In the pres
ence o. the other judges.
Hocsk Senate amendments to the hooso Mil
appropriating money for suppport of the elee
mosynary Institutions were called up. The
first amendment, reducing the appropriation
for tho Fulton Insane asylum from fsp.an to
ftt.uu. was concurred In. but the Item cutting
down the Industrial homo fMwO was rejected.
Senate bill providing for the payment of
the traveling expenses of circuit judge In cir
cuits composed of more than one county wsa
called up as a special order. A motion to table
was lost by one vote, and then tho bill was
amended so as to HmH the annual expense of
any judge to Iffl. The previous question was
ordered and the bill defeated yeas, is; nay.
M. The bouse "fellow servant law" was called
up out of order and passed without delate -yeas.
W: nays. 5. Senate bill giving
the St. Louis exposition control of
the World's fair exhibit belonging tc
the state until isuft was called up and passed.
Senate amendments to the general appropria
tion bill were considered. Two items were re
jected, one cutting the bureau of geology down
from f:BMXW to fSMMO. and appropriating 2400
for an assistant supreme court reporter.
Senate bill repealing the present school
teachers' Institute law and re-enacting the law
of 1HX9 was defeated. Senate bill appropriat
ing $10.0(10 for a topographical survey of tho
sunken and overflowed lands of southeast Mis
souri was passed.
JEFrEHKON L1TT, March 23. The principal
work in the aenste yesterday was the
reading of 1 ills. The bill giving the po
lice of Kansas City and St. Louis two holidays
a month was called up and passed. The
hcuse amendments to pending appropria
tion bills were considered. Conference
committees were appointed on the general ap
propriation Mil. the eleemosynary bill and the
IlorsE A resolution passed allowing the
chief clerk ten clerks for ten days after ad
journment. Numerous hills were passed,
among them the corrupt practices act and the
bill enacting a system of government for cities
of the third class, with a number of minor
AUJiirRNED SINE DIE.
J ef versos Crrr. March 24. The Thirty
seventh peneral assembly of Missouri closed
its career yesterday a few minutes after 11
o'clock. The usual resolutions thanking every
tody for everything were adopted. In the
senate an effort was made to transact some
business. The house bill placing justices of
the peace and constables In Kansas City on
salaries was reported and passed, with some
amendments, and hurried over to the
house, but the latter body refused to
concur, and the till was lost Sen
ator Stone, from the judiciary committee,
reported without recommendation a bouse reso-
ution asking congress to enact laws that will
Tcvent federal courts from interfering with
ocal government and the officers thereof. Mr.
tone asked for a suspension of the rules with
. view to placing the resolution on Its passage,
t requires a two-thirds vote to suspend the
ules and the motion was lost,
HorsB The house made no attempt to pass
ills, but spent an hour considering resolutions
f a complimentary nature. Speaker pro tern
-tuart was the recipient of a very handsome
lane, and the oratory of the occasion was furn-
hed by Mr. Lehr.
THE BUREAU OF GEO LOOT.
During the night the conference committees
o the appropriation bills reached an agree
ment, and no time was lost in adopting the re
ports. The chief tone of contention was ovet
the appropriation for support of the bureau ol
geology. The house wanted &C..0W and the
senate fJO.nni). and th e senate won.
THE PH ARM ACT BILL DEAD.
The pharmacy hill died between the two
houses on account of some senate amendments
t which the house would not agree and from
which the senate would not recede, so,
after passing both houses, the measure
was lost. Its defeat will cause universal re
gret among the pharmacists of the state, and
corresponding joy among the proprietors of
whisky drug stores. One object of the law was
to break up the business of drug stores doing
an illicit saloon business.
AT CLOSE QUARTERS.
A Sergeant Bared from tho Faora of a
Serpent by a Mlp-Rnnt.
Travelers in the uncivilized regions
sf South America have to face many
erils from intense heat poisonous rep
tiles and savage men. M. Thouar, who
explored the Pilcomayo delta for the
rgentlne government describes an ex
erience which prompted him to eter
ml vigilance in regard to snakes. He
Avas lying in his hnramock; the ser
geant of his guard was asleep under a
tree close by. Suddenly he noticed an
immense serpent coiled around the ser
geant's leg and extending its head
toward his bare chest What should
he do? To wake the man meant cer
tain death to him, but how could the
snake be killed or driven away without
rousing the sleeping soldier? Then he
recalled a method of capturing the
cubra of India. He prepared a slip
knot and by stealthy, almost imper
ceptible, movements he attracted the
serpent's attention. It turned its head.
Then M. Thouar leaned from the ham
mock and tickled the snake gently on
the throat It raised its head, and as
it did so the noose was drawn tight
around its neck. Just then the ser
geant awoke 'and almost fainted with
fright Hut the danger was past; the
sl'p-knot saved him, and the stroke of
& lne erPent, head.
Drilling to Walt.
Wife See my new bonnet John.
Husband Are they in a hurry fot
"I suppose not They said if I de
cided to keep it to send the money fot
it a messenger boy. Brooklyn
DOINGS OF THE DAY
A Cincinnati stamp collectors society
just organized has eighteen members.
An old oak tree nearly five centuries
old was recently felled near Castle ton,
A movement is on foot in New York
to obtain cheaper bread and to have the
bread sold by weight
It is said that a large hotel for the ac
commodation of colored people is to
be built in Salter, Mo., by colored cap
italists. Certaix sophomores at Ithaca recent
ly raided the quarters of the freshmen
and forced milk down their protesting
A Bible bee is the latest form of
amusement at Cuthbert, tia. Prizes are
awarded to the persons proving them
selves most familiar with Bible history.
The Florida Times-Union calls atten
tion to the fact that there is a letter
held for postage at the Lake M ait land
office because the writer pat on a Flor
ida fertilizer inspection stamp tn place
of tho new Columbian postage stamp,
which is about the same size and color.
Till the year 1798 clocks of Basle,
Switzerland, went an hour in advaaoa
of other European docks.
M13SOU II METHODISTS.
Th ippnt n..ts Mad at th St. Lout
torf-V. I rhw St. LC C&tireh Kola at
The foPorrinj flptimroents were
ma le at tUc St Lm s emftfrenoe of
the M. K cSurch held at liutler
Carths Dtrt?t C. V. Criss. presfdlna
eldor Cafthare. Mo. Arillo. to be avpplled;
Carl Jnn-tlon. lot r.ippHoJ; Carterrille. W.
L. Wright: cri7e V. n Shitx: Carthage
rirvult. DerH T. SlnrnTJ? Knst JoMa. Oynis
llrottgh: rolda City, P. J-. Cttrr'Jr; lirenfleld
an :o kMol, 3. K. Hr-wrartrtn; I .- and
Tostsr. tvo? n-atfy: Jasper. K. M.-Nell; Jop
lin. J. J. Martin; I-.li-. John A. Spley: Lib
eral. O. S. Hat' hT, Mo-ndY"?. David Jones:
Mount Vernon. H. B- Foster: Nashr. to M
supplied; Neosho, to ! suppllad tr W. It
Dsltoa: Nevada. W. S Courtney: PlersoCltv.
W. (J. Ileccett; HI a Hill. O. JC Stokes; Sar
coxlo, Jamot Piue: Jfcntva, to bo suvpUM;
femhcfrT City, to be S ipple1 b? H. L. Stew
art; BTrbo CUy. Thsd S. Frits. Harvey A.
Jones, minion aft n ftah: W. H. CVId and
W. R. Weaver, mlssionarle a Xow Mexico.
Kftrml.itrtoa District -O. M Msr:o presid
ing elder. St. Loots eTIiftow Heights ai7nrM.
Advance. Wildy Perry: BloomVld. to ro snp
piled; Bismarck, to la suppliel: Hoone Terre,
tote supplied: fvpoftlrardea:!. to be anpplie I;
fie Soto. . H . (ibleoo. frv Run. Le HowarJ;
Farmlngton. D. W. Cmw: f i"vi!,- twr. to
he supplied: Pi-uHland. , VT. Kitxf, f.rnnhv
rille. O. W. Rfe: Homeland, to be tipplie.lj
ronton. W. If. Homer: L'iteville. to r sup
plied; Palmar, to be supplied; perryTlHe. W.
II. Vount. St. M iry a. to be suppil -d; Went
Plains, to be supplied; West Plaios rlruit. to
teaipplled; Hlllnw spring, to 1 supplied;
Winona, to be supplied.
KaneaaClty District- K. K. Irft. presuiin
wider. Austin. W. F. Baker: Helton, to r TJp-
plied; Hutier. Wm. Stephens: llutler rir uft,
II A. flabMtt; Rast I.ynne. Frank KxIt: H ol
den. 1. J. K. Lunbork: Holden circuit. U. R.
Anderson; Independence. M. G. Rambo: Kan
sas City Arlington, K. J. Hunt; Citv Missions,
H. P. White; Dundee plse. O P. Wright;
Grand Avenue. C. B. Mitchell: Howard Me
morial, W. K. Collins; Independent Avenue,
J. B. Armstrong; Liberty street. K.T.Smith;
tree's Summit, SaniuAl Warner: Oak Grove, t
. Woodward: Pleasant Hill, S. J- Heaton.
Ijntmrnm District L. C. SappenrtcM. pros! 1
elrtcr. Buffalo. W. T. Pyles; BufT-!o circuit, to
1 supplied: Cabool. to be supplied bv C. K.
Tfppen: California and Jen-rfc-a City, J L.
Hosn: Calvy. to be supplied: Conway, to be
supplied; Cuba. ? H. Adams; Dixon. J. II.
Hurley: Elton, to be Supplied: Iberia, to bo
supplied: Seban. B. F. 1 nomas: Let-anon cir
circuit. to be supplied; Licking. C- K. Coon;
Lynne Creek. O. I Waite; Marshf.cld. Jasper
Windtljrler; Mountain Gto and MahsneU. to
lie supplied: Pacific, A. D. HJ.i: Mlo. to t
supplied: Richland, to be supplied: Hi" )r
r. Ashley: Roubidoux. to be supplied: Salem,
to be supplied: Sti-ro. to be supplied; Sullivan,
to be supplied: Vichy Springs. J. S. Harris.
Sedalia District William Jones, presiding
elder. Sedalia. Mo. Applet on City. G. A. Glens;
Arllville and HtTginsvllIe, to be supplied;
Bethel and Lament. B. F. Crlssman: Clinton,
H. M. Hackney; Eldorado Springs. I. M. Gal
i raith; Huntindale. J. W. Kelley: Knobnoster,
to bo supplied: Lincoln and Warsaw. L. E.
t.ower: LowryClty. G. J. Hunt: Iewis. U be
supplied: Malta Benil. Wm. Creamer: Mar
hall. J. L. Boyd: Montrose. G. M. Foster: Os-
eola. Charles Burns; Pilot Grave. J. B. Dan-
Mi: Kockvllle. to be supplied: Schell City. J
W. Fin Icy: Sedalia. First Church. A. R. Crone;
Sedalia. Montgomery street. Albert Jump: Se
dalia. Grand avenue, and Sedalia circuit, to be
a-jpplied: Smlthton. W. F. Jones; Tipton. T. A.
Farley; Warren Mir?. W. V. Unmet; W fndsor
aid Green Hi.) -re. J. S. Porter. J. H. Gillespio,
missionary to Wyoming: Julius Smith, mis
sionary to India: J. B. Van Pet ten. professor In
Clarerac college. New York; Amzi Wright,
missionary to China.
Springfield District W. J. Simmonds. pre-
tiding elder. Ash Grove, to Le supplied: Ava,
to be supplied: Aurora. F. F. January: Billing,
to 1-e supplied: llollivar. G. II. Co;per: Cass
rille. to be supplied by L. D. Kay; Dodeville,
W. F. Yoager: Fairplav. C. D. Fry; Gainesville,
to I supplied; Galena, to ce supplied: Her
mitage and Wheatland. J. B. Klpple; Human
ville. J. W. Harwood: Marionviile. R. W. Mc-
Mast-r: Monette. Fred Getty; Ozark and For
sythe. Henry Threefal:Repul lie, Harvey Smith;
Thorn Held, to be supplied: Benton Avenue. D.
Stiles; Daily Memorial. M. I. Fuither;
Grare cbunh, . W. Hughey; Mount Carmel. to
be supplied: Stafford, to be supplied: ur. ana,
C. L. Rose: Stockton and Areola. H. Dausherty.
R. Heaton. professor of Marionviile collegiate
St. Louis District-O. M. Stewart, preidlof
elder. Bernard Street, to be supplied: Caron
delet. K. P. Anderson; Clifton Heights. Frank
Ienlg: Goode Avenue. W. T. Lewis: Harlem
Place. C. C. James: Jennings, to be supplied;
1, In dell Avenue. R. I. Flemini: Marie Avenue,
S. H. Campbell: NVidilo 'ha; s Men o. ial. A- H
Miller: Shrewsbury. C. Hrartff-rJ: St. Luke. O,
F. Poole: Tower Grove. J. R. Pimiott: Trinity.
J. P. Mirlatt: Union. C. P. Marsden: Water
Tower. J. F. Corrintton: Kcst-iS. C. Baker;
Hilltoro. W. F. Grundy. T. Haef-ty. chaplain
St. Louis Ktanelbal slMan-e.
L. G. Reiser. J. W. Need ham. J. F. Porter
and P. C. Money were left without appoint
ment." to attend s. hooL
A iutlon ? KemovaU
The influential flock to which Dr.
Samuel J. Xtccolls. of St LonK has
ministered fur many years has decided
to move westward.
1 he executive officers of the Second Prca'y-
terlan chimb of M. I.oui ere negotiptlte f r
a site somewhere wet of the corner now oc
cupied by the F1rt and Central chunhrsond
in a lire therewith. The prewnt hlstorb prop
erty of the Second Pres: yterian rhun h at tho
n -rt h wt err.er of Seventeen I h bt reel
and Lu'-as place will not be ro-
liU';ii!hej without a st rugate, as a
wealthy section of the .cmVership is npsd
to joining th. western exodus that In the last
ten years has carried a dozen or more romrre
gatlocs beyond Jefferson avenue. It Is under
stood that the hcNtility of a few wealthy Pres
byterians, whose funds have aided materially
In maintaining the rhur.h and Its numerous
missionary l-eneilriar.es alone has prevented a
change of dte rears ago. Not so very fav tack
a project to tear down and transplant the im
posing chtr h home, whit h is now the PreaSy
terian down-town headquarters, was discussM.
It was before Henry Shaw'a mansion was dis
mantled, and brick by brick and toard by
board rebuilt in Tower Grove park, and it was
looked upon as not fo&slt Je. It is now thourht
that if a unanimity of sentiment ran be ciired
In no other way. this coroproniine will l e ac
cepted. At any rate, the removM will take
plare and at an early date. The present prenv
le have enhanced thousands of dollars in tho
last year or two to the manufacturing Impor
tant e whit h Lucas place haaassnmed -dn eiho
new union depot was begun, and the Itnaavial
question Is therefore no bindran- e.
presbyteitauaa Dlaenao Pow ft .
At a large meeting of Presbyterian
ministers in St Lonis the other day,
the subject for discussion was 'Free
Pews, or Rented Pews? Hey. J. F.
Cannoa presented a strong and logical
paper in favor of free pews. He 1 Rise I
his arguments on the teachings of the
Scriptures and on the experience of
churches where success followed the
Three Killed at a ('roaalna.
Near Oliver Station, La., Mrs. Vin
cent Oliver, Mrs. Walker, her sister,
and Mrs. Walker's child were struck
by a railway train and killed.
An Alleged White Capper Arrested.
Great excitement prevails at Little
Tibee River, Ala., over the arrest of
Lorenzo Phillips, on the charge of. be
ing the leader of white caps.
Savannah Koala Receipts.
During the season just closing the
rosin receipts at Savannah. (Ja., have
reached over 1,000,000 Wrrela, the larg
est in the history of the city.
A tS sit HI riroatdo.
Xear Hewitt Ala,, while Willi a re
Blackman was sitting at hia fireside
reading, ha was shot to death by an un
Ho Ha4 Bom ladieted.
- Joseph Haas committed suicide neat
Uniontown, Ky., tha other day. H
had. been indicted for forgery, lit
leaves a family.
The little town of Newton, Dab
couDtr, Ala., wss fire-swept the othet
day. The loss wiUftTrafst folly fttfr
SHEATHING WAR SHIPS.
Secretary fawa rt Otvfanr Oev
Rmraoat Co tlwaiaUuw. Advawtrnga
CtaJuarJ for Swot fi-teU Tunis
Iwimnnlty fro an roallss mat
qoent DlmlMUhed ped tf Mm mm f
Marine Orowltw tho SHaapI Paantoal
WiiH0TW. March 7. Th ques
tion of sheathing oar naval vesssla ia
onr to which SeersViry Herbert, it is
said, propose to (fire some earnest con
sideration. Naral Constructor HicV
born has prepared some important data)
on the subject. He shows that th. At
lanta on her trial trip with a dean bo
tom attained a speed of 19.5 knots aa
hoar with S.S4.1 horse-power, while the
ttimttnt, her exact duplicate, witn
a comparatively foal bottom, mad
but 13.8 knot as) hour. Construe
tnrllichborn holds that the importance)
of preservation of ths bottoms of the)
steamers from corrosion and foaling
can hardly be over-estimated,
ttt is eontlnnally emphasised by the)
rrpori of loss of speed and increased
coal consumption received from oar
unsheathed steel vpsoeto bow in comr
llriefl.r stated, the advantages of tha
sucsthed bottoms are: Complete free,
dom of the wetted surface or bottom
of the ship from ezteriorcorrosion, and.
a a consequence. longer life of tha
reawU; complete immunity from fonV
lnit by marine growths, either mineral
or vegetable, and consequently a higher
average speed, or greater efficiency as
a cruiier. Following this latter eon
iteration is the reduced amount of
fuel necessary to cover distances at the
same speeds, being another addition to
efficiency; elimination of the fre
quently recurring expense for docking-
Finally, and resulting from tha
operation of previous considerations,
is the ability to keep the sea indefi
nitely with efficiency unimpaired and
the certainty of being always ready
for service, near or distant. "Tha
sheathed bottom of the ship never
needs to go in dock (barring accident)
during a cruise, for her bottom is in tba
same condition as that of a new
For lb. fleaenabuits or Jo. Meek. Ore
an Famous Trapper fttatesaaaaw
PoBTi.ASD, Ore., Starch 2". There
are a few persons who have read the his
tory of the northwest that are not fa
miliar with the story of Joe Meek, Ore
gon's famous hunter and trapper states
man, who made the trip across tha
plains to Washington at the time when
the whole nation waa excited over tha
attempt of England to obtain posses
sion of the northwest corner of the
I'nited States, of which sturdy pioneer
and their sons have since carved four
states; but few persons outside tha
state of Oregon know that Meek's
widow still lives on Tualatin plains.
In Washington county, and is s full
blooded Net Percea. .
When lands were piloted In Idaho
Mrs. Meek and her sons, Courtney,
Joseph and Stephen, and her daughters,
Mrs. Oliver Riley and Mrs. Jennie New
hard, were alloted eighty acres each of
farming land, and. Mrs. Meeks' grand
children come In rr a like amount.
The entire tracts consists of 1,590 acres
of fine land. There is soon to be a dis
tribution of farming implements, etc.,
and of this the Meek family will also
come in for a share'.
CARRYING THE WAR INTO AFRICA
The MlnaeMta Coal Omnia, ta he Yla
St. Pavu Minn., March 17. Two
prosecutions will be begun at once
against the parties charged with engi
neering the coal combine. This was
decided npoa yesterday at s eon fe renew
lietwecn Attorney-General .Child. Mr.
Kdgerton, his assistant, and Messrs.
Donnelly, Walsh. Porton. Boggs and
lljorge. of the legislative investigation
committee. One of these will be in tha
sttit-courts, and the defendants E. N.
Saunders, president of the new fuel
company, and J. J. Rhodes will be
charged with forgery. The second pros
ecution will be in the federal courts,
under the anti-conspiracy law, and will
have as defendants all the prime mover
in the combine.
The penalty, in addition to the fine,
in the federal courts, is imprisonment
np to one year. The prosecution will
be conducted by Attorney-General
Child, assisted by County Attorney
Butler, with such other counsel aa may
be found desirable. The committee
will ask authority to secure additional
con rue 1, aa it is certain that the defense
will spare no expense to obtain the
best legal talent available.
Will H. N.h. Hia Keham. Win? i
Toledo, O., March 27. General Su
perintendent Corbett of the Western
I'nion Telegraph Co. dropped into
the city Saturday afternoon very
quietly. He had all the commercial
telegraphers in the service here called
before him. and after some questioning, -submitted
an affidavit to them for their
signatures, which required them to-
say they did not belong to any secret
telegraphers' association; never had ao
belonged; never would while in the
company's employ, and in case they
did belong, to one would withdraw at
once. He did not say what the penalty
would be if they refused. Not one of
the men would sign the affidavit They .
expect the company to get those who
are dissatified to strike and apply tha .
same legal treatment to the esse that '
has been cdministered in the former
cases. The story of Corbett's visit here .
came out last evening, and he nt once
left on an east-bound Lake Shore train.
Tba Nebraska MasaT
LisroLX. Neb., March 7. A story .
was put in circulation Saturday that
Gov. C'rounse had taken a hand in tba .
matter of impeachment of state offi- .
cers. and had requested the attorney
general to tender hia resignation. The
only authority for the statement is the
fact that an Omaha man claims to have .
heard a conversation between Hastings
and the governor, in which the latter
gave the attornev general the option -of
resigning or being impeached by
process of law. Attorney-General .
Hastings denies the report, . Gov. ,
Crounse is in Omaha.
mm to Seat. .
Cheteske, Wyo.. March 27. James ;
Monohan, the "educated section hand, '
wandered off into the hills Bear Clear -moot,
this state,- after a spree, and waa V '
frozen U deatljL The body waa found .
Saturday evening after a search, of a. .
week. Monohan waa a Wyomlng-r1lST ".
acter. He waa educated for Tn-pr4ea-' -hood,
but fell through drink. At tha t '
time of bis disappearance ha had
started for home with s party nod In
sisted to returning alons for ana mora '
drink. Ha waa quite a gambler and at ' "
one tlm had M tstaoilaoment ox All .
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