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THE CAPE GIRARDEAU DEMOCRAT.
BEN II. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GlRAttDEAtJ, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1893.
VOL. XVIII.-NO. 1.
as, mj sixa.
I. n. ZNGKLMAKS.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Oflee at store ea Harmony Street,
BAPS GIRARDEAU. . Ma
& a HARRIS.
Physician and Surgeon
OIBea In tear of Trlcker-s Drue tore. KTM1
f Independenc Ind Spsnlah Streeta. Oaa.
Cirardeao. raT-gpecial etteatloa final)
Sura-re ind b.aeaaea of finlK
y a A. ASTHOLZ,
ftecreterjr Boutaea-lera PUtrlot flailaaj
anltooMtr. Oaoe. Court boaae.
Do Your Insurance Business
In a cempenr whoa, reeord la the pas. a a
guarantee Cor tlw future, lmure la the
HOME. OF NEW TORE.
' LBO DO TLB, Afontj
No. S3 Nona Mala street, Cap Olraraea.
Gaps Qtrsrdoso, - Ma
A rent far tk. renowln.
Reliable Companies :
' Traaklta Mutual, of St. Loala.
Cltieene' lnftur.no. Oornpanv, St. Louis.
PprinKiToM Insurance Compear, fiprlaa
TbM are three of the boat aad
awmpenlt-s la Uio oountrr.
H rood received weekly, OroMtiM
vanfib. Kinre comer of Fountain and
fci sratotir Street, dot J.
fhnp mi Main street, one door oath of the
All laitvlf. of Fresh Merits nd Saut&jro ni
wnya on band. i'dlrery wagon run evert
y fnornltiff. IJnlyiflL
E. 1). ENGELMAM,
Hillinery, Dry Girt
No. too Harmony Street,
CAFE GIRARDEAU. MISSOURI
r. W. VOGT.
Stores anil Tinware.
Knrlre new atook. tho latent unproved ana
ben Conking and Hca-lnt; Store In tho mar
Bet- All kimleof Job H ark done la toe beat
manner and al moderate prince.
ROOFING AND GUTTERING
A specialty and work guaranteed Orsl-clnst.
aehaaiaal and Sort-leal
tfom all klnda of work 1st Ma Uno, and
met mu wore uono.
Ofllea at residence, corn or Harmony mni
EDW. S. LILLY
Iron and Steel,
Asjicital Implements, Etc., Etc
Agenta of fee
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
Dealen applied at Whoteau. Prloes.
81 and 39 Main Street,
CAPB OIRARDBATJ. MO.
RIDER 1 WICHTERICH,
North Main Strret.
AfaMaaa a Urn at
proffSf Pat-wit Mediclnwt
Perfunei7 Toilet .Article
1 nr. now Corran ministers official
family will invlade Yi Hiun Chick and
The MitKhorr hotel Reason has on:-nel.
A whitR whale has leen playing near
uw wnark-esof llartwrll, Mi
It is pstiraatU'! that one in every one
hundred and eighty Americans owns or
rides a bicycle. The other one hundred
and seventy-nine do the dodging-.
A i.f.cti'kkr on beauty says that f iO,
000.000 a year is invested in demotic
by the women of the civilised world.
The men spend we than that, and
yet the whiKy trust is having rouh
Tiikhr has lieen cnsiderable discim
sion as U who invented spectacles and
who had the pleasure of wearmjr the
first pair. The honor Is jreiirrally
awarded to an Italian named Sal vino
Armati, who died In I :tt T.
f! AltRIRT Bkkchkh Stowk is living her
rliildhNHl over affain cutting out paper
noils, sinking' the old-time sonprs ami
hymns ami nursery ballads. Her health
seems to frrmr Wtter as her mind loses
itself. She is years obi.
A "JArh tltK UrftttKR who stpieees
I hfltidelphia maidens near a lonely
cemetery is causing a great ommotion
in that usually quiet city. He is also
causing1 considerable feminine travel in
the direction of saiil cemetery.
Ax electrical enjfineer who has lieen
expi'rinientinpr with the pnicess f
weldiiifr rails by electricity says this is
a decided step in advance in railway
construction and promises additional
comfort to travelers by means of a con
tinuous rail on the principal mads of
Thk numtrcr of national banks In this
country on Scptomlicr I, IOJ, was :(. 701.
The national bnnkinf? system of this
country was organized February
isi;.t. The national Imnks h;id. in l1-'.
?ii7ti.07.r..o capital nnd i:t7.7r.l.M..vj:.
surplus. The total dividenls were $."0,
4H.7i:t...l and total net earning fW,-
Not all land is realty. A recent land
slip in Sweden leositel twelve farms
into a lake, and an island '.' nub's long
off the northwest coast of Australia
was swallowed up by the fecnn. Farm
and town lots along1 the Missouri river
during the recent spring1 floods like
wise have turned out to lie movable
Tiik Spanish infanta's full name is
rauilie-Cliristine-Marie dp la 1'iete.
When A n tot ne, herhusband,efnns home
from the lodge he reHats it instead
of walking a crack to convince the in
fanta that the lemonade did not hare
any kindlintr wnh1 in it.
Sr mines an very fmiuent just now
and increasing. Perhaps it might lie
well to adopt the (ierman method. A
few years pgo when the suicide mania
was strong it was enacted that the,
1mm1 of a suicide should le treated like
that of a murderer anil hanged and
then 1k handed over to medical schools
for dissection. This was a stopper to a
very appreciable extent.
Thihtv and forty years ago no Amer
ican actor was more popular or had
more influence with the masses than
the late .lames K. Murdoch. He added
to the constituency of the theaters the
wider constituency of the platform,
and during1 the war no man us4d rare
talent to letter effect than did M
Murdoch In his readings for the lrcncht
of sick and wounded soldiers.
It was shown at the recent meeting
of the fire underwriters in New York
that since 1st:: rewards for incendiaries
have lieen offered aggreg;at inf s?1.0."
07:., while :i7 convictions for incendiar
ism have lieen obtained at a total x
pense of .f.V7..V.i4. A resolution was
passed providing' for a reward of $1.(HK
for each conviction in arson eases.
This is a movement in the right din-e
Pati. imiKR, manager of the Pasteur
inst i t n te of New York, recen 1 1 v ex
a mined a quantity of Kuropean rags
shipped to this country He found
ttW.WM.mw germs to each drachm of
rag's. Among them were microbes of
pus, erysipelas, diphtheria and otli
diseases. There is something wrong
somewhere when such pestilent debris
from Kuropean disease centers can be
dumped upon our shores.
Thk old-time ballads "Old Folks at
Home," "The Suwanee Uiver" and "Mas
sa'sin the Cold. Cold tJround" were com
posed by Stephen C. Foster, many of
whose best songs were written on pieces
of wrapping1 paper in the back room of
a grocery in Pittsburgh, Pa. There are
scores f these old-time popular songs.
They were worn threadbare by their
legions of admirers and are laid aside
until succeeding generations shall re
al I them, though the war songs can
never quicken again the blood of the
singers as they did that of the genera
tions to which they came as inspiration
and a call to arms.
The density of population to the
square mile varies greatly in different
countries, being greatest in llclgitim.
The numlter of persons to the square
mile is. in Europe. !..; Asia, 4: Africa,
14; llelgium. Kngland. 4M; in the
Netherlands Great Itritainand Ire
land, ..i; Italy. 27i: German empire,
230; Japan, 271: China. '-0, India, 17;
Switzerland, 1S6; France. 14; Austro
Hungary, t70: Denmark, 140; Portugal,
IJ4; Spain, 8D; Kuropean Russia, 4I;
Sweden, t!7; United States, 17; Mexico,
1.; Canada, 2. The entire population
of the world could stand on an area of
about 250 square miles.
Irkioatiox has reclaimed 3.031,881
acres of arid land at a cost of t29.6U,
000. There are estimated to be .42.
000,000 acres of arid and worthless land
in the country capable of reclamation
by irrigation. The value of irrigated
land ranges from $31 in Wyoming; to
H."0 per acre in California. The an
nual value of the irrigated product
varies from in Wyoming to 451tf in
California. The average first cost of
bringing the water to the arid land is
5S.2., and the subsequent cost is 9 1.07 a
year, the water right thus created be
ing valued at $26 per acre. Irrigation
In this country has a large future.
It is calculated that the recent visit
of the German sovereign to Rome has
cost King Humbert more than 2.000,000
francs. The breakfast at Pompeii cost
150,000 francs, and 800,000 francs were
spent in preparing apartments for th
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
Is the first five months of !.:, there
were twenty failures of national banks,
the capital involved lieing $t,.o,0O0,
against seven failures for a correspon
ding period of irnri, when the capital
Irat!to the eleven hiohthsof Ihe cur
rent fiscal year the government receipts
"were :150.70J,910, against :I25,714,1K4
the preceding eleven months. The ex
penditures were ltt,.250,0-V, against
tWOH.OX. during the eleven preceding
Ix session In Washington the Presby
terian general assembly suspended
Prof. Charles A. Ilrtggs from the min
istry. W ii I.Um li. i;t .H took the oath of
office as commissioner of customs and
I). X. Morgan was sworn in as I'd; ted
Tiik statement of the public debt is
sued on the 2d showed that the debt
decreased $7:OT.4:5 during the month of
Slay. The cash in the treasury was
c7:.4.l22.tfS4. The total debt, less the
cash Im lance in the treasury, amounts
In the I'nited States, there were 2KS
business failures reported during the
seven days ended on the 2d. In the
week preceding there were 27rt, and
during the corresponding time in 1892
the numlier was 175.
A i.arok .group of spots is now
clearly visible on the sun, which can be
seen with the naked eye by the Use of
Thk leading clearing houses fit the
Fnited States reported exchanges
amounting to fxiH,l42.3.Vi, during the
week ended on the 2d, Against $1.04:t,-
014.447 the previous week. As Com
pared with the corresponding week of
1KH2 the decrease Was 12.0.
At New Haven, Pa., John Hoc. his
wife and two children were found in
their home with their throats cut.
Opinion differed as to whether the
father or an unknown was the mur
Thk death of Mrs. Jane l.aiiingard-
ner occurred at West Itridgcwater, Pa.,
aged 107 years.
Thk three children of Samuel Skiles
were burned to death at their home
near Pittsburgh, Pa.
In New York city a permanent bu
reau is to Ik opened by the national re
Six miners employed nt the Middle
Creek colliery of the Reading company
at Ircmont, Pa., were fatally burned
by an explosion of gas.
On the Tyrone and Clearfield branch
of the Pennsylvania railway lit Vail,
Pa.. Walter Main's circus was wrecked
and five persons were killed and eleven
injured. The money loss was 100,000.
In New l ork Mrs. Mary Nevins
ltlaine, the divorced wife of J. it,
lllaine, Jr., was married to Dr. W. T.
on Decoration day Infanta Kitlalie,
of Spain, visited Riverside park. New
l ork, and placed a wreath of flowers
on (cn. Grant s tomh.
In the sixty-ninth annual meeting in
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.. the Home
Missionary Soriety of the t'nited States
elected Gen. . K Howard, I nited
Statis army, as president.
At the age of 7:i Prof. Moses G. Farm
er, of 1 tost on. one of the pioneers of
modern application of electricity to in
dustrial uses, died in Chicago of pneu-
Thk iron foundry works of .1. It. &, J.
M. Cornell in New York were burned.
the loss lieing :.00.000.
Thk National Fnion bank of New
York has liegnn business with a paid-
in capital stock of M,200.0,".
A FARMiiot sK at Van Uurcn Point, N.
Y-, was burned and four of the five in
mates perished in the flames.
WEST AND SOUTH.
Loo AN II. Roots, a member of the
Fortieth and Forty-first congresses.
died from congestion of the brain at
his home in Little Rock, Ark., aged 52
r i. amer destroyed the business por
tions of Stand ish, Mich., and Newton,
A CVCI.ONF in southwestern Arkansas
destroyed a large number of houses
and at Hope seven persons were injured,
In Tennessee the KigStorc Gap Land
company, capitalized at $2,000,000, has
been forced into liquidation.
Thk creditors of ex-Gov. Fster in
Cincinnati have ageed to accept fifty
cents on the dollar.
Tiik national hank of North Dakota
at Fargo and the bank at Hcresford.
S. D., closed their doors.
In a collision between suburban trains
at A ust in, Tex., two pen ins were
killed and ten injured.
On the world's fair grounds Mon
tana's statue of Justice, made of silver
worth $75,000, and standing on a gold
pedestal valued at $200,000, was un
veiled. At South Cpatoc, Ga., a cyclone
wrecked several houses, destroyed plan
tations and killed Mrs. George Parker
and her daughter.
Tiik Capital national bank at Indian
apolis has been given permission to re
sume business, bat the request of the
Chemical bank of Chicago to resume
has lieen refused.
.lAKF.GAt hair, of Canada, and James
Stansbury, of Australia, will row for
the championship of the world August
17 at Pullman. 111.
Tiik men discharged at Iavenport,
la., from the Rock Island A Pacific rail
road for visiting saloons while on duty
will not be reinstated.
MrTiii.EisEN A Co., wholesale lum
ber dealers at St Joseph, Mo., f'ailed
The town of Rosedale, Miss., was de
stroyed by a cyclone and five persons
were killed and many hurt. I
At Jefferson Springs, Ark.. John I
Wallace (colored) was lynched by a
mob of his own race. He had assaulted
Ida Warren, a 9-year-old colored girL
A large colony of Mohammedans
will settle in Georgia. They have,
through an agent, secured 25,000 acres
of land in that state and the option
upon as much more.
I irk at Columbus, O., destroyed the
Case Manufacturing company and Neil
wheel works plants; loss, $180,000.
The doors of the White county bank
at Bee be. Ark., were closed.
The courthouse and seven churches
at Smith! ane:. Ky., were unroofed by a
The attendance at the world's fair
during the month of May was 1,557,228
and the paid admissions numbered 1,
077,233. Ten person have met a tragic death
at Indianapolis in less than ten months.
QJEfffrhon iHvuV remains were reir
terred in Holly ,vood cemetery at Rich
The prohibitionists of Iowa in state
convention at Ikes Moines made nomi
nations as follows: For governor, B. O.
Aylesworth. of les Moines; lieutenant
governor, J. C. Reed, of Delta: superin
tendent of public Instruction. Mis
Belle II. Mix. of Danville, supreme
judge, J. A. Harvey, of Polk City; rdil
foib. Commissioner; R; II. Gillette! bf
Des Moines. The resolutions favilr
woman suffrage, declare the liquor
issue the paramount one, and denounce
Sunday opening of the world's fain
By a cave-in at the Ivanhoe tunnel
hear Lead vi lie, tol., three meii were
billed, two others fatally and one seri
In Cincinnati the Victoria Cordage
company failed for $400,000.
The oldest banking institution in
Tacoma,Wash., the Merchants national
bank, has suspended payment tempora
rily with !'.00.000 liabilities and $1,00,
A cvcLONK wrecked many houses near
Forest City. Ark., and Mrs. Thomas, a
widow, and her 13-year-old daughter
were instantly killed.
The doors of the Plankinton bank of
Milwaukee were closed with liabilities
of $1,100,000. Continued withdrawal of
deposits was given as the cause.
FiRK destroyed the Home brewery
and rice mill at New Orleans, causing a
loss of $250,000. Thirty horses perished
in the flames.
Frkd Sakoent shot and killed h
wife at Battle Creek, Neb., and then
fatally wounded himself.
In collision with the steamer Corsica
In Lake tlnon an unknown schoom
was sunk and all on board perished.
In Chicago a new counterfeit two-dol
lar treasury note has made its appear
ance. It is dcscnlH'd as imitating th
series of ls'.M and as liearing the check
letter "B." and the counterfeit signa
tures of. W. S. Rosecrans, register, and
K. H. Xelieker. treasurer.
IN a ht of jealousy W. it. Morrow
hot and killed Kflie Baker at Green
ville. Miss., and then fatally shot him
At Springfield, O., Martin Petritu?
fatally shot Mrs. Frank Wiethom 1m'
cause she would not leave her husbam
for him and then shot hi him-If.
Thk doors of Potter's bank, the old
est bank in Paulding county, and here
tofore considered one of the safest,
were closed at Paulding, o.
A c yclone spread death and destruc
tion hear Cotton Plant. Ark. The plan
tation of John Gazallo was left without
n house of any kind standing. The
width of the cyclone was ahou
Fire swept away the plant of the
American Straw Imard company at
Lima. .. causing a loss of fctoo.ooo.
A WAf iioi t wrecked a mail train neai
Ktdgewav. S. C. and the engineer ami
fireman wen killed.
DrRiNo a cyclone the British ship
Germama was wrecked in the Bay
Bengal and seventy-four lives were lost.
Near Kingston, Ont. rohltcrs secured
twelve registered letters in which were
Flames destroyed the new Palace of
Industry at Rome, Italy, and four fire
men perish1 L
On the Corean coast the Russian cor
vette Nitiaz went a short1 and was to
tally wrecked and nine lives wen lost.
At (juito. Keuador, hundreds of In
dians were dying of a peculiar disease.
The body turns to a sky blue color,
swells to three times its ordinary size
ami then death follows.
Near Manipur. India, the rivers over
flowed their banks and submerge! vil
lages and many persons were drowned.
At one point on a small stream twentv
bodies were recovered.
Baroram and Must a pah, Caucasia.
princes, fatally wounded each other in
a duel at Daghestan, Russia.
A cyclone destroyed the village oJ
Khlorado. Ark., and fifteen person?
were said to have been killed.
A torn aio swept over Huntington.
Falcon. Camden and Tmmble. in Ten
nessee, destroying a vast amount o!
property and killing several persons.
Kxtknsive floods in eastern Galicii
did great damage and eighteen persoi
Comptroller K ki ks has had a ir-
enlar printed containing the sections
of the lawilefining the duties and ol-
ngations of liank directors. When
new bank is established a copy of this
circular will be forwarded to each di
rector. It also contains the penalties
preserilied for neglect of duty. The
comptroller says he will endeavor to
make the bank directors understand
that they are liable under the law for
the fulfillment of their duty to stock
holders and depositors.
A srooKsTioN has lieen made thtit
Spain should cede the Canary islands
to Great Britain in exchange for Gib
raltar, but the Spanish nswspapcrs
concur in disapproving the proposition.
The Madrid Lpoca expresses the belief
that Great Britain will ultimately
cede Gibraltar to Spain if indemnified
for the cost of the fortifications which
Great Britain has constructed there.
The exports, exclusive of specie, from
the port of New York for the week
ended on the 3d. were $.47.o.v, of
which $,OOS,74H were general merchan
dise and $l.W4.207dry goods. The im
ports for the week were $IO.:t37.50, a
falling off of 802.249 from the previous
The exports of specie from the port
of New York for the week ended on
the 31. were $7.2t.402. of which $0,510,-
00 were gold and $7i7,502 silver. Of
this amount $0,510,000 g-old and $7.Vi
0T.2 silver went to Kurope and $34,000
silver went to South America. .
Twelve hi'spred children who are
to sing at the World's fair festival hall
concerts during the next five months
have peen trained by Choral Director
Tomlins for the past three years, and
are said to have attained the highest
standard of excellence.
The discovery of 200 cases of tin plate
smuggled into Kastport. Me., leads the
treasury officials to think that the
practice has been in operation for some
time, and that the government has
been defrauded of thousands of dollars
The lace weavers of the Patchogue
(I. I.) lace mills, who refused a pro
posed reduction of 20 per cent, in their
wages, struck on the 3d. The strike
involves about 250 men who have been
earning from $25 to $30 per week.
President Clevelanp returned to
Washington from his fishing excusion
to Cape Charles, Va.. on the 3d, look
ing brown as a berry and much refresh
ad physically and mentally.
The National bank of Indianapolis,
Ind., will probably resume traslneaa
bout the 17th-
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
The following new postmasters of
the fourth class have been appointed
RrMrofnti SU. fjinli rnnntr Jiilhia Kr1flr.
' Vire Jaroti Hhim h ninrnl.
Uolliday. Monroe comity. W. T. Griffith. vlr
Kenoma. Hartoo e-ounty. R l!- Schreiner. vtco
. nni, rrmnvru., . ,
Kcnitnei Prairie, polk rminty. H. M. IJjrht-
iooi. viie Nancy T. ReUve. tvsiirneoi
Chapln. Howell county. James M. McCam-
mon. vtre J. J. (riuiHall. rcsiirm-a.
Wellington. LafnyUe county. Jotlah Marin,
irr ii. i. wiiia. rrstxrneii-
CalnrsTiMe. Harri-on rrmnty. S. 1$. Roscra,
Vice t. R. HattY. removed.
MinrrM Point. Wahinton county. Charles
Iar.l!. vice fi. D. S. Shaw, removed.
niue Kldri. H.-tniflon county. W. P. Tarcart,
Tire . is. (.arrett. removed.
Ka?lrvllle. Harrison county. Orlando Dorrel,
Vice H. C Decker resli'noiL
;a1oway. i;reene county. William Muse.vtco
. aw. nunni. rewixnea.
HIrthedale.. Harrison county. C. S. Cavender,
vice . h. Olden, removed.
iTtadn-ii-k. Christian county, W. J. Mesh?
Vice J. o. Jones, removed.
Ifcimpvillc. PritU county. P. P. Beck, vice A.
Fori Prairie. Miftsfstlppi county. J. W. RcM
rr. vice j. m. mvitj. rrsiirnocl.
Jasper. jaMper county. K. L. Chllders. vice I
1 mi reMK'nea
Liitman. Pettis county. J. R. Hlutam, vice II
N. I .nt man. rei'metl.
Pond. st. Iouls ronnty. Hermann HanntnR.
Tirr r mi r-ssen. resigned.
HEW POST OFF-ICFS.
BiiriM. Douglas county. John T. Morris, post
THK ST. Lor IS COIA'CTORSHIP.
Wsnis-fiToN. June S. -Internal Revenn
Commisiner Miller ays he is not responsible
for t lie nport that Internal Revenue Collector
wenncjjeror i. tenuis will not le among the
tifteen or twenty collector whoso places are
likely m 1 tilled in the next few ilavs. On th
other hand, he does not wih to be understood
P fMylng ihat Mr. Wenneker's successor will
he appntnletl at once. "It all depends." said
the commissioner, -whether the president will
resfMM't the four-yenr term or not. If he does,
then Mr. Wenneker will not be molested until
neit fall. He wan appointed October U and as-
umeu me din leu or iae nmce uvemrer ll.
MISKorRI rKNSof EXAMINING St'IH.KOfiS.
Washini.to-1. Juno 2. Pension eanminine
surgeons for Missuri have been appoints! ;m
iojiows: ir. jonn K . sneii. Kansas uy: nr.
- k. i nomjrkon. I'rinceton: lr. K.;. Smith,
Princeton; Ir. H. M ;tvcn. fiallatin: Ir :.
T Hartlett. Poplar Bluff: lr. J. I. (Jrifflth.
Kansas City: Ir. W. F. M'oDkey. IWhuny.
W.?mM.To!f. June 3.- The followintr addi
tional pension examining mnreoiisfor Missouri
nave been named: Kansas Cltv. nr. T. 1. Iletl
forrt: Hrthanv. Or. F. i. Smith; Princeton. Ir.
John I. Shipley.
sfAxsra wnx Br srosn coMPTiioi.i.ra.
WASHtNGTojff. May . -The serond enmptml-ler-hinof
the trensurv. to which exK'ontTes-
man Mansur. of Missurl. will he apoinll in
a few days, is an imiMtrkint divKloa of the lis
cal department of the government. The- salary
The State t'nlverslty.
The coinnienceinent exercises of the
state university, at Columbia, were well
attended by citizens from all parts of
The addrrspe bvthe two valedictorian. Ml:
Jennie Adams and Mr. Cruch I. Corum. were
loth unusually good, and th subject of mii'-h
favorable comment. Miss Adams, the valedic
torian of the academic department, is a native.
of Shelby county. She is a prepossessing young
lady, and rery popular in Columbia. Mr. Corum,
of Moon ville. the valdictonan of the law de
partment, in, aeronlln- to the words of Judgn
Martin, dean of the law school, a young-man of
iV ti. Roth well, president of the board of
curators, spoke emphatt-nlly of the power of
me press. An enierprie. m- ni. win sinm
fail if It has the united commendation of the
I' re, and called attention lo the manner In
wlib h the papers of Missouri snod bv the uni
vervltv in h-r time of peril after the tire. Ho
said that those who say the stale has not given
the university proper attention SMk falsely:
that Missouri ha done as much for her uni
versity a nnv other st;ite in the Vnion. and
that she has rxpendisl l.'JOUMl on this ln-.fi-tut
If in alone. lie closet! by preilicting a bril
liant future for the university.
The fifty-first annual commencement
exercises of Westminster college, at
Fulton, were held in the chapel.
A vast audl"nee wa attracted, as the young
mn represent different sections of the state,
nd their friends came from near and far. The
PIeeches of the yotm? men were prepared
with rare, and evidenced hi-h fntelll
gence. power of discernment arWt freeiom of
thought. There has not been a more promts
Ing class graduated at this s.-hool. though its
scholars are to be found now in almost every
quarter of the world as missionaries, teachers,
professional men and those lirinir In the niijes
of science and the aria. Deirrees were f"on-
ferred an follows: Charles Roy Mncfarlauo.
bachelor of arts; William lieorge Palm-r.
Iwchelor of literature; James S. Morrison.
Elmer Sharp, tfcivid C. Smith. Edward C
Whaley ami Hen M. Yates, tiachelors of s-l-
(There have leen several lanre donations to
Westminster college funds: expensive buibl-
incs have leen ncentlv erectel. aniKiralus for
s b-n title analysis anil experiment hare been
added, ami the college Is now on a ttrm t-asis.
with mst flattering prospects for Us continued
growth and steady progress.
Jail Iellvery at SV flat la.
Five prisoners estmped from the Pet
tis eonnty jail the other night.
They sawed away the iron liars of the race
and thn going throuch the ceiling, crawling
oer the rafters and making final eress le-
tween the brick wall and ihe roof, but tie
sheriff bad no intimation of the fact until H
o'rhtck the next morning. Several prisoner-
remained in jail. In fnet they were not awak
ened hy their brethren who were seeking lib
erty. IMck Robinson, colored, who is under
sentnce to hang for murder, and whose case is
now Nfore the supreme rourt. sitys he could
have escaped with the others, but did not
because he was ienniles. and in that condition
his recapture was certain. Then. too. he has
had a presentment that he will never be hanged,
an the was not particularly anxious to leave.
The five escaped prisoners are desperate e.ar
actTs. Stephens Female College.
The commencement exercises of
Stephens female college took place at
Stephens' college Is the state, school for
yonnc women of the Missouri Baptist fJeneral
association. Its course of study has been en
large! and 1 readened during the year. A
strong eft ort will soon be made hv its curators
to add to its equipmen t a college chapel to cost
fSS.oiin. it is expected to be successful, ns all
other recent efforts to increase the useful ncs.i
of the college have been.
Sent a Floral Tribute.
Mrs. Cockrell. wife of Senator Cock-
rell. at the reiuest of officers of the
Confederate Association of Missouri.
sent a floral tribute to the committee
having in charge the reinterment of the
remains of .lefTcrson I hi vis, at Kich-
Ite Was With Quant rell.
City Marshal Jesse W. Hamlett ot
fexington died a few days ago, aged
48. He was a memlier of Quantrell's
band, few of whom are left.
At Nevada ex-Rceoreer A. J. King.
was discharged in the circuit court, on
the charge of larceny, for retaining cer
tain fees while recorder.
Ladles' Cottafr at Drwry College.
Ceremonies were held at Springfield,
the other day, over the beginning of
work on the ladies cottage in connec
tion with Drury college.
St. Loots Tirw City Hull.
Work on the new city hall at St.
Tjouis will be discontinued July 1.
There is very little money on hand to
carry on the work.
A Girl Shoots Herself.
Miss Louise Locke, aged 17. of Kan
is Citv, shot herself with suicidal in
tent, but inflicted only a painful wound.
No cause known.
Death of Kaacas CUy'a Oldest Resident.
Me Sarah ItcilM nrrmi .H.V th nMet
resident of Kansas City, residing there
continuously for sixty-eight years, died
THE LONE ROBBER
Who Held I p the Mlsanari Pacific Exuii
Train at I'ac.lie. Mtv, aPtured-H
Prove to lie Samnel A. Wllscm. LUInft
Near Lebanon. Mo.-llla Father, a Re
Ppectahlo Farmer. Handed Him Over to
Ihe Officer In I'nrsnit-He Make a Con
fesslon and Will Plead Onllty.
St. Lons, Juno S. Samuel A. Wil
son, who was suspected of being the
lone robber who held tin and mhlied
the Pacific Express oar attached to the:
west-bound Missouri Pacific train near
Pacific, Mo., on the nijjht of May 24.
tvas capture:! at a late hour last night
hear Lebanon, Mo. Lebanon is Wil
dn's home, as his parents ami trife.-
who are respectable people, reside ueaf
mat p ant, his father being a farmer.
Since the perpetration of the bold
robbery a half dozen or more detec
tives have been scouring the entire
western country in search of Wilson,
he being suspected of the robbery.
The cause of suspicion falling on him
was that a few days after the rob
bery, and near the scene, was found a
valise by a Missouri Pacific engineer.
This valise when opened was found to
contain a lot of clothing and papers
hearing the name of S. A. A ilson.
He answered the description of the lone
roblKT. and furthermore as he had
lieen implicated in an attempt to rob a
train before, all things compiled to
gether, it was deemed advisable to get
hold of him and make him explain
where he was on the night the train
Wilson was finally located at the
home of his father, who handed him
over to lletective Lally. of SU Louis,
who will bring him to this city.
When searched in the jail he had
$507 on his person. He took his arrest
Very coolly. To IK'tective Lally he
made a clean confession, telling him
how he executed the robbery.
When Wilson was handed over to
Detective Lally by his faHier Wil
son s wife and three children
were with him. All we n t to
the county jail, where the wife and
children remained with him during the
night. lies ides the amount of money
Wing found on his person he had the
two :is-ealilK'r rev d vers with him that
he used so effectively in making the
raid on the express car and cowering
the whole train load of passengers.
W hen asked why it was that he did
not keep away from his parents home
when he knew the officers were after
him he said: I returned only for one
thing, and that was to hel p my
poor old father out His farm
ml everything he possesses is
mortgaged, and 1 wanted to come back
and give him some money to help pay
off the mortgages. If that was not the
Case I would never have returned, but
would have left the country, and the
officers would never have gotten me.
The robber actually only secured $."00
in silver and $-00 in paper money. He
also biok about $i.50fl worth of Missouri
Pacific pay checks, but he could not
get them cashed without fear of leing
THE TREASURY CHEST.
Monthly Stntmirnt of fh. Pnhllr Finanr,
a. IwMietl from I h Tn-nwitr? I.mrtm.nt
t llrrrnm. In I h. Tnhllr I.lt of Thne
tuarttr. of a Million for th. Month.
V.snixiTiix, Juno S. The public
tlrbt statement shows that there was a
nrt ilccn-as.' of $T.T.i.42.".!i! Hurinp the
month of Slav, of this fil."7.1T.V.VI was
thcninoutit of the lionileil indehtelneis
of the povernment anil v,2.V.4-.i was
the increase of the cash in the treas
ury. Ihe interest-lH'aruiir nent in
creased W10; the delt on which in
terest has ivascd since maturity de
crcaseil :iT.4s(i. ami the lelt tearing
no interest, t I '..:.".. .V). The ag
preirate interest and non-interest-
H-arintr debt .May :;1 was t-JOl,-.Mi.sss.cs.
On April "0 it was
flHiS.407.7rt4. IS. The certificates and
treasury notesoffsct hy an eiial amount
of casli in treasury outstanding at the
end of the month was ?v.4..Vtl.017, an
increase of $ 1.4S5.li()4. The total cash
ill the treasury was $754.1i-i.!s4.47. The
pold reserve was .-.t.".n4S.ii4(l. and the
net cash Imlancc. )i,.Mli..il4.:i0.
In the month then was a decrease of
$.".7i4.74.i.:iJ in pold coin and bar. the
total at the close lieinjf ?l:ici.r.lH.G0!i.7rt.
Of silver there was an increase of $.,
17:i.s.4.4s. of the surplus there was in
national hank depositories ftl.tvw.-
42..W, apainst ?l 1.-J7ii.'.Mi.fi at the end
of the previous month.
THE PLATE-GLASS TRUST
Contemplating a ienernl shnt-lown t.
Ketlure Stork and I'aleo Prlren.
I'lTTsiiiimii. I'a.. June::. It is stated
m pood authority that a peneral shut-
down of the plate-piass factories of the
country will take place within a month,
to last an indefinite period. It is piven
ont. as a reason for this action, that the
factories in the comlinc have heeome
so overstocked that a Mlspension of
production is an nlsolnte necessity;
not !ccanse of dull trade. Imt be
cause the lactones nave no
lonper any room to store their
unsalable product. Opponents of
the orpanization pet a hint
that the aliove is not the real ohject of
the suspension of production, but that
the trust means to diminish the stock
of plass in the market and then raise
prices. The peneral stoppape contem
plated will brinp serinns inconvenience
to the thousands of men employed at
1. K. Wheeler, the apent of the trust.
says that three plate plass works are
already closed on account of the dull
ness, and admits that it is possible that
thers will cease operation, as they are
The Tonne; Czech, of Bohemia See Thelf
I'RAfU'E, .Inne 2. The Young Czechs
are preatly excited over the decision of
the Austrian emperor to close the as
sembly at l'rapuc in consequence of
the recent outrageous disorders on the
part of the Yonnp Czech members of
that . bodv, which comneled Prince
Lobkowitz, president of the diet, to
brinp the session to an end. One thou
sand Yonnp Czechs have, therefore,
met at Podebrad. in Bohemia, and
resolved to send a larpe deputation to
Emperor t rancis Joseph to bep him to
continue the assembly at Prague.
fiaridra Death of Mre. Hrhnm.rher, Wife
of the Akron Oatmeal Klna.
Akros, O., June 5. Mrs. Hermine
Schumacher, wife of Ferdinand Schu
macher. Akron's oatmeal kinp. died
suddenly Thursday afternoon. The di
rect cause of death was nervous ex
haustion, for which Mrs. Schumacher
had been ill but two days. Her hus
band was in llarriman, Tenn., on busi
ness, havinp pone there early in the
week. Mrs. Schumacher was 69 year.
of ape. For a number of years sbe had
been crippled with rheumatism. Be
fore that her house was the scene of
THE WOMAN'S HEART
A train nrerroeaee the Statellaeaa ef the
Prince Th. Infanta ae. the Ffetty
Child Thai loknl like Her Owa Oar
Una Little Bojr at llome-Her Vmmt Day
In Vol ham-Oft for Chh-affe by Special
Kew York. June S. The Infanta
Eulalia passed Sunday entirely in ac
cordance with her own desires, inde
pendent of anv official engagement.
She !nteTed her carriage at 11 o'clock
and, accompanied by the prince and
marchioness, the duke of Tamama,
Commander Davis and Mr. and Mrs.
J. J. O'Dononph, drove to St. Francis
Xatter church, where a private low
hiass was said.
After returning to" the Hotel Savoy
the princess breakfasted, and then at
her request about twenty children,
whom she had noticed about the halls
Of the hotel, were presented to her.
The' princess received a committee
from the Curcnolo1 Colon Cervantes.
Dr. Juan Navarre, the president of the
society, presented her with a memorial
of the ball in the shape of an album
bound with white kid and lined with
white moire silk. Within were icight
papes of vellum, on the first of which
were the coat of arms of the infanta.
The princess received it in person. She
expressed her pleasure in accepting
such a pretty memento.
The deliphtful air outside tempted
the princess out of doors for a last look
at New York before her departure for
Chicapo. She chose an outing on the
water, of which she is most fond, and,
at 2:.V)-p. m.. started for her carriage
on the arm of Commander Davis, who
was in full uniform. She waa followed
by the prince, the duke and the
At the foot nt the staircase in the
Savoy the priricesft made one of her de
lightful breaks in the ceremonies of
the occasion. She saw a bright-eyed
little boy of about 4 years old in the
lobby of the hotel, and dropping the
arm of Commander Davis, rushed over
to the child, clasped it in her arms and
kissed it. saying as she did so: "Oh,
my beautiful child. You're just like
my own little boy." Then the princess
said to the members of the party:
"Isn't he a pretty boy 7" The father and
mother of the child, Mr. and Mrs. Han
cock, stepped forward and Commander
Davis presented them. The princess
shook hands with each of them and
told them that the child reminded her
of her own boy at home. Then she
took the arm of Commander Davis and
walked through the line of footmen
and policemen and entered her car
riage. I. lent. -Com. Buckingham, of
the Dolphin, in civilian clothes, rodo
with the marchioness. The party
drove down Fifth avenue to Twenty
sixth street and to the East river,
where the Dolphin was lying at an
The princess, at her own request, waa
travelling incopnitio, and the usual
naval ceremonies were omitted. No
salute was fired, and hep standard was
not raised on the Dolphin as nsual.
The handsome government yacht pot
under way at 3:30 anil steamed down
the river, around New York bay and
np the llndson to Yonkers, and down
again, landing the royal party at West
Forty-second street at 5 o'clock. The
princess remained in the hotel last
evening. With tier party she will leave
by special train on the Pennsylvania
road at 10 o'clock to-night, and go
through to Chicago without change.
AN APPALLING SPECTACLE
rreaented at the Aeen. of Ihe Late Flree
In the Fennte Mlnea.
Eaoi.f Pass. Tex.. June 4. The
Fennte mines, the scene of the late
fires, presented an appalling spectacle
when the reporter arrived there this
morning. A large numlter of women
and children were gathered about the
mouth of the still smoking drift
momentarily expecting to see the
shriveled corpses of their loved ones
brought out. Den Manuel Valdez.
judge of the first district, from Piedras
Niegras, arrived early upon the scene
and immediately ordered the arrest of
gjco. Spence. superintendent of the
mine, who was at the time leading the
men into the works to succor the en
tombed miners. With characteristic
stupidity they arrested the very man
who could do the most towards remedy
ing the affair.
The fire was caused bv the careless
ness of a boy who attended to one of
the inside doors in allowing the door,
which was covered, to ignite and leav-
inp the mine without alarming the
miners. As near as can be ascertained
from going over the roll of working
men, there were thirty men in the mine
i. : i c t-n .A k
entonlytwo bodies have been recovered. I
Judge aldex stopped the men from
continuing the work this evening and
the other corpses cannot, therefore, be
recovered until to-morrow morning. It
is known that none of those who were
in the mine can be alive, so it's only a
question of recovering the bodies for
identification and decent burial.
Mreterfone Salrlde of a Wealthy Soath-
Chicaoo, June 4. T. G. McLaurr, a
retired capitalist, who lived with his
wife and three daughters at the Hotel
Metropole, committed suicide Saturday
noon by cutting his throat. Mr.McItnry
was a resident of New Orleans, and was
very wealthy, owning several planta
tions in Louisiana. The hotel people
maintain an extraordinary reticence
ahont the matter, and it is impossible
at present to learn what caused him to
commit the act.
To Instead Bank fMreeton la Their Da-
Washington. June S. Comptroller
Eckels has just had a circular
printed containing the sections of the
law defining the duties and obliga
tions of bank directors. When a new
bank is established a copy of this cir
cular will be forwarded to each di
rector. It also contains the p?nl
ties prescribed for neglect of duty.
The comptroller says he will endeavor
to make the bank directors understand
that they are liable under the law for
the fulfillment of their duty to stock
holders and depositors.
Xew York. Jnne 4. Two hundred
and forty passengers sailed for South
ampton on the steamer Paris yesterday,
among them Thomas F. Bayard, am
bassador to England, and hia wife;
Mrs. James G. Blame, her daughter,
Harriet, her son-in-law and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Damroach, and
her grandchildren. Masters Blaine and
Connor Coppinger. who are going to
live in London nntil next fall; Miss Ada
Rehan, the actress; Hon. Don Cameron.
his wife and two daughters; Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Carnegie, and Mrs. J. W.
Mackay and her son, Clarence H,
THE PENSION PROBLEM.
rebate Pnmaiaphe fiat Ike real art- Gene
H. T. nvjaM-Tk. Pel a title. f the
Probl.m la Order thai M Sbeald be
What K rarpone ta be. a Boll of Hoaee.
Ibe Fraade Meet be II anted Oa aadi
Washisotox, June 4. Gen. II. V.
Boy n ton, over his own signature,
speaks at 'length of pension reform in
the Post. The following are extracts
from his communication:
"By the action of the highest official
of the G. A. R., quite as much as by tha
recent orders of the new democratic
secretary of the interior and the com
missioner of pensions, the country has
been brought face to faee with tho
gravities and the serious perplexities
of the pension problem.
"The discussion has been precipitated
Hone too soon for the honor of honest
and deserving pensioners; for the good
name and fame of the tJrand Army
itself: for setting up a distinction be
tween that patriotism which is as pure)
as any flag ever led to victory and that
humiliation of patriotism which is
found in the hot quest for undeserved
pensions, and for relieving the country
from such portion of the vast and fast
growing pecuniary burden as may be
"While, in its essence, the pension
question is non-partisan, it is such so
easy one to conjure with for the demo,
crats, that the moment one of this par
ty undertakes to correct the abuses
which every fair man sees and admits,
a general hue and cry is raised at once
that the democrats are at last wreak
ing their spite and their vengeance
on the old soldiers. No one stops to
think that a very large proportion of
these old soldiers who went to
war in I Sol, when the question ot pen.
sions was not in the remotest thoughts
of any of them, were democrats. Even
democrats themselves forgot to make
answer that a great .company of the
leading captains of the Vnion hosts
Grant, Sherman, Bnell, George H.
Thomas, McCIellan, Logan, Butler,
Rosecrans, Franklin, Sickles, Slocum
an unending column of such men and
their followers were democrats. And
ever since the pension question became
prominent both parties have nursed
it and juggled with it to se
cure political advantage. And
now, when it has become a burden
which can not be ignored, and should
not if it could; since pension expendi
tures are growing, and now nearly
equal all the other ordinary appropria
tions together, it should not be treated
as a partisan affair.
"That the pension question has as
sumed s magnitude and an importance
which compels attention from any
administration which takes proper
cognizance of the public interests is
too clear to need argument. Not tc
give it careful 'and vigorous attention
wonld be a grave neglect of executive
The examination ordered by the sco
re tary of the interior strikes at the
root of the trouble. It probably af
fords the most practicable way of test
ing '.he real condition of the pension
roll. It will lie time enough to con
demn it when the hand of the govern
ment, as a result of this proceeding, if
unjustly laid upon a single deserving
pensioner. No administration, and,
above all, no democratic ad
ministration can withstand the
shock that will come to it
if any veteran, disabled by wounds or
disease in the service, is dropped from
the pension roll which he honors. On
the other hand, every deserving veteran
suffers if unworthy pensioners are not
dropped from what should be an nncon
taminated roll of honor.
"The reputation and honor of the
Grand Army of the Republic are at
stake in this matter. By the action
of its highest officers it has
been committed to the remarkable
proposition that Grand Army posts
shall not openly discuss and uphold
pension reform. It is idle to make an
swer to this charge by pleading tech
nicalities. The Grand Army now owes
it to itself to support a searching ex
amination of the pension rolls. When
this is done not only the Grand Army
but the whole country can be relied
upon to insist that none but unworthy
cases shall be dropped from the rolls ot
"lnder the present widespread be
lief the pension roll can not be fully
re-established as a roll of honor until
such investigation has been thoroughly
and honestly made: and when the conn
try is satisfied that the roll is a worthy
one, and not nntil then, will the feel
ing pass away that pension expenditure
is in considerable part an unjus bur
den. Republicans, especially repub
lican veterans, have a high tlnty to
perform in this matter. To neglect It
will be a reflection upon their patriot
ism." A SMUGGLING SCHEME
For Defraadlna- the Ciovernnaeat Oat of
Bo venae ea Tin.
Eabtpobt, Me.. June 4. A scheme for
defrauding the government out of rev
enue on imported tin has lieen un
earthed by Special Customs Inspector
T. R. Simonton.
Mr. Simonton boarded the schooner
Eva N. when she put into port on
Thursday, and discovered that there
were in the hold 200 cases of
tin plate upon which no duty
had been paid, and which is valued
at over 1 1.000. The merchandise had
been smuggled across the St. Croix
river into Kastport from Beaver Har
bor, N. B. The tin is nsed chiefly by
the manufacturers of sardine boxes.
A evident t. the Cornwall Canal.
Nrw York. June 4. A dispatch to the
Tribune from Montreal says: Informa
tion has been received here of a serious
break in the Cornwall canal. The re
port states that notwithstanding every
effort, the crevasse is hourly growing
wider. This means the complete
interruption of navigation by the St.
Lawrence route, and the loss of hun
dreds of thousands of dollars to Mont
reaL Should the present washout end
in the collapse of the canal, which is
not impossible, the Columbus caravels
can not reach Chicago by way of the
Exploatea of a Met-aslae with Slzteea
Thimaand Feead. ef Powder
YiitomA. Minn.. June. 4. The Heela.
Powder Co. 'a magazine in thia village,
was blown np Friday night. Sixteen
thousand pounds of powder was in
store and the loss on stock
and building will reach tM.ftOO.
Every building in the vil
lage waa damaged. The con
cussion blew oat the front of the Bank
of Virginia, a mile away. The fronts
of nearly every building in the tows
were blown ont, nones knocked down,
men rendered senseless and a number
of unfinished buildings shattered