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BE.V II. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1891.
VOL. XVIII.-NO. 39.
I & XWiEUIAKS.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Offios at not m Harmony Stan.
BAPS C1RARDEAU. . Ma
a a harsis.
Physician and Surgeon
OSc :n tear of Trlcke ft Dnii Store, aoram
f IndrpaDdenre and Spanish hlraata. Otff
Girardeau, tdr-gpecial auaattoa fives ta
Banrorj and U.kihi of hailK
H. A. ASTHOL
aWcretaiy BmMras as Leas
Baeretarj Seutaaastem Dtgtrlot Inlaw
Do Tour Insurance Business
la company wboM reoord la tb .an kj
ruaiMM for th. future, lcfura in Ik
HOME. OF NEW YORK.
LEO DOYLBl Affect,
Ko B Norta Mala Btrert, Oap. StrarMav
Cape Olrardaso, - Mo.
Araot tor ta. fallowing
Reliable Companies :
frankHa Mutual, of Bt Louis.
Citizen.' Jnauranoe Company. 8c. Lonla
pr:n:rr)u lusuraoos Compear, Spitsa-
Thea. are throo of tb. bsatlat i
ianiea in tue oounlrr.
Vtm iroodt reclrod weekly, Groeeriea aJ
araraf.ed. frtore comer of Fountain and
Harmony Street. nov.1.
hop nit Main street, one door aoatb of th
Ail kindt or Fresh Meat and Sanaa; ai
way a ou band. Lieilvary wagon ran ever
E. 1). ENGELMAM,
iliiery, Dry Goofls
XVa.no Hermoaj BtrMt,
CAFE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI
r. W. VOGT,
Stes and Tinware,
Cape Girardeau, -
Entire new .took, tho latest hn proved and
pert Conking and Hearing Moras to th. mar.
a.t. All kind of Job Hark don. In tb. baal
aoanoar and at moderate prteas.
ROOFING AND CUTTERINC
A apodal tr and work guaranteed Drat-class.
Macaules! sod Borgloal
am all Mads of work ta ah) Una, ai
meo. au wjra a on..
OfBcw at realdeaoo, eoraar Harmony ase
Iron and Steel,
. ttM ImpleiBflls, Ite, 11
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
Dwalmmppliaaat Whotaa Maaa.
IT and 39 Mala Street.
OAPB OIR AJtDBATJ. VUX
RIDER I WICHTERICH,
North Main Strrefc
Perfamer70 Toilet ArtlelM,
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING KE'.VS COMPILATION.
Mosdat. KeU l. The Haw aiian
resolution vos called np in the bea
.r. aVid Senator Daniel (Hem., Va.)
spoke in support of It. The nomina
tion of Senator Edward D. White, of
Louisiana, as associate justice of the
supreme court r received from thn
president and was conlirrnp.. in the
house the effort wfrttre a uomm to
order the ptcvlr.ns question on Mr.
Illand's motion to close debate on the
silver seigniorage bill was unsuccessful.
TirsDAV. Feb. SO. In the senate
the session was devoid of special
interest. Senator Daniel (Va.) con
cluded his speech on the llawniinn
question, and whilo suppowlnjf lie
course that has been followed by tin:
administrating he declared that now
there wan nothing to do but recognize
the new government and wish it god
speed. In the house the deadlock on the
Bland seigniorage bill was not broken-.
Wexepat. Feb. U In the scnntV,
the Hawai'an resolution further
discussed nfter . lively le bate be
tween se-e-li members on the tariff
qwsttull. In the house Mr. Wand again
failed to secure a quorum on his mo
tion for a vote on the srigniornire bit'
and after four hours of fr"itl s:. roll-
calls the house arUoaiaed.
1 innrAY. feb. In the senate
resolution was offered to instruct
the finance committee to prepare a bill
for the free coinage of silver at the
ratio of 16 to I. Also a resolution di
recting the judiciary committee to pre
pare a joint resolution, providing for
the election of senators by a direct
Vote of the people. Adjourned to the
28th. In the house a bill was intro
duced to enforce reciprocal commercial
relations between the I'nited States
and Canada and one to repeal that
part of the act of 1N7." which author
izes the secretary of the treasury to is
sue bonds. Kxciting events growing
tttit of the wholesale arrest of members
for ieing absent led to disorder and.
tumult, which, after continuing for
hours, was suddenly terminated in an
FmriAr, Feb. 2.1. There was no
session in the senate. In the house
the members tinder arrest were finally
discharged from custody by dispensing
with further proceedings under the call.
.Mr. island, in another futile effort to
secure a vote on the silver seigniorage
bill, calicd the filibusters anarchists.
and said: "We were sent here to do our
iluty, and a time when the cities are
thronged with mobs and the people
cannot go to lied in peace ami comfort
is not the time when mob law should
-jbtain here." At the evening session
to consider pensions the lack of a quo
rum preveuted the transaction of any
business. FROM WASHINGTON.
In various portions of the country
the thirtieth anniversary of the
founding of the Knights of 1'ythias was
Is session in Washington the Na
tional Woman Suffrage association re
elected Snsan It. Anthony as president.
In many places throughout the cor.n-
try Washington's birthday was ob
served. A letter from Secretary Morton
says the government has no business
npp-opriating money for thistle exter
mination. Hl'RiNO the week ended on the 5K".d
the exchanges at the leading clearing
houses in the I'nited States aggregated
frlHMUl.TK). against S'.i.2si,7: 1 the pre
vious week. The decrease, compared
with the corresponding week in lMi:;,
l.t sixEss failures in the I'nited States
to the number of 2hs occurred in the
seven days ended on the Sid, against
SSH the week previous and IV.l in the
corresponding time in 1 s;:t.
IX January :t, lll'j immigrants arrived
the I'nited Stales from Kurope,
against 11,330 for January, IH'Jl.
In rhiladelphia AMerman Wads-
worth hoisted the English fluff aUivi
the American, but residents made him
huul down the first
Thr oflicial returns from all but nine
of the sixty-seven counties in Pennsyl
vania (five tirmv (rep. for congressiubh
at larpe a plurality vf ls0,13.s.
Kkakti s Wiman, it was understood
New York, would plead puiltv to
torjfery and trust to the court's leni
In Saratoga Sprinp, X. Y., Command'
er Edwin T. Woodward, V. &. X.,
died suddenly with heart failure, aged
Tiik Rhode Island prohibitionists
met at Providence and nominated i
full state ticket with Henry It. Met
calf, of Paw tucket, for (joveraor.
The millionaires were subscribing
liberally to the fund for relief of the
unemployed in New York. W. W.
Astor frare I10.0J0.
Iti'KOLARs murdered Jacob A. Moore,
aged and Mrs. Slack, his housekeep
er, aped W), in their home in Uuslivillo,
X. Y. Robbery was the motive.
The fifty-one coal miners convicted
of riot in jf at Mansfield and It u not a.
Pa., were taken to the penitentiary
and workhouse to serve out sentences
varying1 from six months to two years.
WEST AND SOUTH.
At Maysville. Mo., .1. Froman shot
his wife because she would not live
with him and then shot himself.
Thr Emporia (Kan.) city council
passed an ordinance prohibiting the
sale of cigarettes.
Ix Iowa a bill requiring the Puiied
States nag to be displayed on ail school
buildings during school terms was
passed by the legislature.
Fire destroyed the Second Congrega
tional church at Rook ford. 111., the loss
In Texas all kinds of fruit have been
badly damaged by cold weather.
The state board of health of Indiana
in the report for .$93 shows that 21,149
marriages took place in the state that
year. There were 33,709 births and
While a jury was being polled on its
verdict in a ease at Galena, 11L, one
suddenly changed his mind.
Br sinks reverses caused J. H. Hope
well and wife, restaurant keepers at ,
I)es Moines, la., to commit suicide bv I
Is a quarrel at Hager, Mich., Freder
ick Westfall faUlly cut his wife with a
knife and then killed himsclt
Flames caused a loss of fiOO.OOO in the
wholesale business district of Quincy, !
W. a High art, for twenty-two!
vers president of the Grand Rapids A
iadiana nilway, rescued on account
if poor health-
Statistician Poni.vaM)T. of the agri
cultural department, in fc:s report for
January show that there Were tftl
733,4.73 farm animals In the eourttr
Thr rprequt ei Yo.cott Sei7d
-ipiiisu bieamcr Fairy, of Victoria,
engaged in smuggling Chinese into this
Wintk riding on the platform of a
Wabash avenue oar It Clark Forsyth,
a Chicago real estate man, was robbed
cf $.5,oo by three toon.
In Oman rr rilice uncovered a
panji; of lumalc counterf.-iters and two
of its members were under arrest.
Near Verdi, Xev.t five woodchoppers
were caught in a snow&lide and only
one was rescued alive.
Nf.ab Flora, I1L. Rev. J, P. tlensley
of the Methodist Ep!srnp;it hnreh,
who had I teen htidinf a erie of pro
tractetl meetinr-i, Vios killed bya nana-
an explosion ic the coal mines at
Itlossburg, X. M., eight men wer
killed and threeothem vwre Injured.
In ItaitiniuK bfoHf.e tablet wjj
erected hi mnrktfte fo wHeVeihecon-
tihentn rnvis ct u 177ti.
tft expiobion of a boiler in a mill
at (ompte. La., five men were killed
and several injured.
Aiivicks by the steamer Oceanic
which arrived at San Francisco were
that nothing of in(or'Tic liitl oc
curred in Honolulu since last advices.
A i Warren, Ind., Jacob Heaston
handed over f 1.50U to three masketl mid
night robbers, turned over and went to
FiifK destroyed the Culver building ir
St. Louis, eccupied by the Tyler esk
-tiipanJ and the I'dell Wooden ware
company, the loss being ?250,O00.
Tiik repeated attempts to burn Peca-
tonica. III., have aroused the residents
to extra precautions.
Ihk Knights of Labor executive
Uiard declared a general boyeotion St
linns' Knglish syndicate beer.
Walter IW.ackman, aged 19 years,
and Miss Minta Rogers, aged til. were
instantly killed by the cars at Shelby, O.
At the age of 84 years Rev. .lames A.
Stone died in Omaha. He was one of
the most prominent Baptist ministers
Finr swept away n Imsiness block
and a public school building at Fort
Wayne, Ind., the loss being f 1 0,003.
Tiik ueath of Capt C. It. Graham oc
curred at Whatcom, Wash. He was a
member of the famous light brigade.
immortalized by Tennyson, and one of
the survivors of the 600 who rode into
the "valley of death' in the great
charge of lEalaklava
Or the eight members of the Kruger
family near Michigan City, Ind., seven
died from the effects of eating pork
Tiik courthouse was broken into at
Ashland, Ala-, and the county records
stolen ami burned by parties under
Ja.-oii Smith, the oldest mason in the
I'nited States, died at the age of try
years at his home in Gerard county, Ky.
Tiik grand jury at Lansing, Mich.,
found indictments in the election frauds
ease ngulnst Attorney General KHis,
Stcretarr of State Jochim, Treasurer
Hamliitzcr, Land Commissioner Berry,
and Clerks Warren, Potter and Bussey.
Another bomb exploded in Paris and
five persons were hurt One infernal
machine was found just in time to pre
Amfkii an capitalists will go to San
I-omiugo to place its financial and
economic system on a more solid basis.
It was said that Brazilian officers
were forcing American colonists into
service and the American consul had
been appealed to.
Tiik Salvation Army will establish a
colony on t00,KHl acres of land in Chia
Flames destroyed the Indian mission
school at Xeah Bay, B. ('.. and several
Indian children lost their lives.
The Hawaiian council at Vancouver,
B. C, appointed by President Dole, re- j
ceive' h s exequatur. This shows that
Lord Iloselierry has concluded to look
upon the provisional government as a
Xeak the Azores the British bark
Montgomery Castle encountered fearful
storms and eight of her oflicers and
crew were drowned.
The senate was not in session on the
24th In the house, after unimpor
tant preliminary business, Mr. Bank
head, in the temporary absence of Mr.
Bland, moved that the house resolve it
self into committee of the whole on the
seigniorage bill, and that all debate be
closed in thirty minutes. On division
the vote was: Ayes, 120; noes, D no
quorum. All further efforts to obtain
a quorum to vote on this measure were
fruitless, and the house, at 3 p. m., ad
journed. A dispatch from Port Louis, Mauri
tius island, reports that a cyclone had
swept the island doing almost incalcu
lable damage to property and killing
and injuring niany persons. A
crowded railway train was blown from
the track and rolled down an embank
ment into the Coromandcl river, killing
fifty persons and injuring a large num
lier of others.
TnK statement issued by th asso
ciated banks of New York city for
the week ended the 24th showed the
following changes: Reserve, increase,
?f0,675; loans, increase, H.KM9.300;
specie, decrease, fo. 1.400; legal ten
ders, increase, fl.SS9.fi00; deposits in
crease, $2,7.0,100; circulation, decrease,
Eigene Patrick Pkevdergast, who
assassinated Mayor Carter Harrison
of Chicago at his home on the evening
ofOetoler2S last, was denied a new
trial by Judge Krentano, on the 24th,
and sentenced to be hanged on Fri
day, March 23.
At RiN II. Bi-roick died at Auburn,
X. V., on the 24th, in his both year.
.He was a partner in the great reaper
firm of I. M. Osborne & Co. for over
thirty years, and was the inventor of
the Burdick reaper and several smaller
Col. C IL MAxsCRthe second cotnp
trolerof the treasury, has decided that
Gen. Sickles cannot, nnder theexisting
laws, hold his seat as a representative
in congress and at the same time draw
bis salary as major-general of the
Tiik imports, exclusive of specie, at
the port of New York for the week
ended on the 24th were $7,130,093, of
which f i, 368, 022 were dry goods and
$4,702,073 general merchandise.
The graceful dome of the Agricul
tural building at the World's fair
grounds, was completely destroyed by
incendiary fire on the 14th.
The imports of specie at the port of
New York for the week ended on the
S4th were f 158,233, of which f 107,718
was gold and $60,751 silver.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS,
hrtttorrStiC Male 4Tn Vent Iff
lieumci alio state convention will
be held at Kansas City, May 15.
TaTs dC-is:oa was arrived at by tao state
Central cotcsiiUv ai I be rwot nvetliur held
tn St. I -outs. bree state oaVi&oS will be
noninato l ity tfca cooventton a can-liJitu or
B'iprcax tiJe. one fur aLate aupertctcndeiit of
public s.bojls r.nd one fur railroad commis
Hinoef., .i ...
, Te '"I'owln; lb lite niml' pi Wk'xMcs tei
iiiiri. cab county Is entitleti in the coortin
titin: Adair. 2: Aodrcw. 3: AtihiOD. 2;
AU-Iii.o: nnrr7,4; Barton. 3. IT:iteA. 6; lVn-
v : ito.ii.iT. s: ibtnnf. 4; tiurnaiian. m:
ifut;er. 2; t.!UwolL ; Ollowy. ": Camden.
tai-t Clrarfleatt. 4; Carro:l. : carter. 1: fis,
, i etiar. a. cnaritoa, T; Christiaa. I; t isrit,
4t i;mv. fi; Cifhton. 4; CoK 4. CHpr 5: Traw
iru.. mti z: irinus. i: imvies.o: umatD.s:
iwni.3: mm.'lass. t; lunMn. 'mhklln
t.fl-s.-)nae! (IcntM-. 4: ritvtn, 8, Qrundv.l:
tttiaoa, rt. Henry, ; Iluk-Ty. I; Jiolt 3;
Howard. S: H-.tt-.-ll. 3; Iron. 3; JaekHun. C;
Jasoer. W: JfTrrsoB. 5: Jobiiiwra. : Knox.
i-w.eue. 2: Lafayette, a: lawreiM-a,
Melknnsld.'tf! Mrti'en' t ' irirvtlidn. S: Varies t'i
Cnnn, Ti fNef4.fr. S: Miller. S: M,.tsNMppt S;
ntfmj. Sr Mtlat-ne. S: Moni-'omefv. 4; MoJ
tan. i; Ifc Madrid -N-wfT..; ' xls wa
n 'i"Tac. lanry, i; it-xas. I: t-rnon.
Warren. I: Washm-lorO; .Wayne. 3; IVehsK
3: Worttt.S; Wri-flit. 2; Perry. 3: lVitis.
Ihlps. S; Pik. T: Platte. S: Polk. S;
I'uixtkl.;: rutnam. KalU. 4: Kandulnh.
Kay. 7; KrnoMs. ; Klpley. i; St. TurieH. 5;
l. I lair. 3: St. Kranrois. 4: Ste. c;ruvive,
St. Ixmlf. ; Siilino, fl; Sohnvlr. 3; Scotland,
8; Scott, 3: Shannon. 2; sh-lbj. 6: StoUdard,
JO SHELBY CO' Flit 31 ED.
Th senate ronllrmeil the nomination of Gen.
J Mi.-lhy io 1h mar-thai or tbr western dlstrle
Of Missouri. (uile a little fun was bad In the
S'-iiat- over th-r toDfirmation. S-n itor Chand
ler ir.-p.. of N. If. i, opposed r.-nlirtnation. and
i rn;iu inrwani otnviui rei;rts made ,lv
SttfllfT (:itd d't-lPi; t-e r.twJ!lrt3. -a.'wng
i snnees naa ne'ii siau7iurrd lv Siielhv .i
trn.ps.;tc. Whn that prirt tf one report which
siMMkHof th killing of Mventy-tive Yankee
b noi t-achr in Arkansxt wax read, a sen
ator irot up and sue,'c!ti'd that there was
S4me thmhi in his mind attout the prwnee of
tki many i .inK'-e scnooi-ieaeners in tnat state
at that imtioI. This raised a ueneral lauuh.
Srnat r MandTHon i rep., of Ncii. i riail with
iriisto the thrilliiiK act-ountn of tin. Shelby's
vu tories. 1 hen soni on em up with a vol
umrof war ncon1 jrivln ih LTnin n-prls of
mr iimr iTncat'nieniH. pun intra vry a:nrent
phase on lln-n. At the marked discrepancies
plained that i-n. Shelby had on his !tafT a
yun nUHpanT m m. the lat- J..hn S. Krt
wards, who mssssc l a vivid imitnatfon and
rniarKa.iin des-ripttrr power. Mai. Kd
wards was (ien. Shelby's sv ntary and
wmto report. The statements.
S'l'Uon Vt tbou-rt-.i. .iere nut tw 1
iitT.lly. Mat the most inferos tiny part
p. i hp oiriision was rta-hil hi"i Sfiinl
Wandfrson pm dd lo i;ir.illl. as it wore.
rcixtrls i.r XieiMV and those of iho I tium
oftVers pratiii:r njr:iiim him On Itie name
dats ht-n sbelhy was slau-htfrinj the Yan-
k-s llinsf saini Yankss w -n? rcintrtintr their
PTTorts to ovrlalo Sbelbr. who. I hvv said, l
rininiiii; sn fast ihey could not irt within sghl
i nun. As ihe-M points were n:aue the sena
tors burst into laughter aaiu and aaln.
Thr rrosfTUtlnn of Dumtrnw.
What will ic done with Duestrow?
is the question of the hour in St Louis.
Ibe-strnu is the millionaire who killed his
iff and child. The ladies of the city have
lieen especially moved by the tra-edy. and with
?ne voire demand a most vicornus prosecution.
I heir feeling ha taken the f-mi of oriraniza-
m for th' tolle. tHiii of afundwi;h which to
retain some eminent erliiiiii.il lawyer to assist
the pruseeutioa. contributions from ten
rents upward bem-j necep:-j. rh prisoner
has secured most eminent counsel, and
Mii harolhe intricacies of lb law that, with
out desiring in any nay to reflect upon the
circuit attorney or his assistant, ll Is fell
that thrv should have th bencHt of associa
tion with some one of extended experience
ind acknowledged ability lo enable them thf
more successfully in nieel th" efforts of .lues
trow s attorney. t fs, ,,roi AU0 tH:it Marshai:
I'. Mcl'Onabl will le the special counsel chosvn.
He is perfectly willing tt ftiajre in the cast
out wuen stt-ii ev a report t he bad heard ol
m mitvenietit toward relainitu him. alihoutrb
lifliviuual eibtr.s to svtire bis presMice in th
had N-cn made by disiut"retid iiersons
whom the honor of the trairedv had moved li
fear that justice would be thwarted in the end
l y soni. tn. hni-.-alitv. or thai the i"fense of it
sunny Tvnuni ot suecessiiii lor warn 01 a propel
ad intelligent op) sit;on to it.
SI or ni on ism nt Independence.
Another turn in the Mormon Tempi.
lot suit has taken place at ludepen
1'resiilent t A. Hall, of th" Hedrickiti
branch of the Mormon church, which is the de
fendant in the suit for the possession of the sa
cred (.'round known a the Temple lot. an
nounced in his church the other day that be
had decide.l that the Ilcdrickll church wai
not the truf descendant of the Joseph Smith
church and that he. therefore, would resign ai
president of the t bun-band would withdraw
from the meinliershin of the church- The an
nouncement created much excitement, as the
plain nieaoinK of the announcement is that the
t tah Mormons will now et a footing In Inde
1 he suit for possession of t he Temple lot Is
now in the I'nited States conrl. and has been
uhinitteii to Judtro IMiilhm for a decision.
Pc'siileni H i, Wl.H on.-of the leaders in the
brinuinc of this suit, and the (pi-stion involved
will 1 e. which church now existing is the true
successor oi tho M'lraum church as estab
lished by Joseph Smith? This detlanition
r He learned president is one of consterna
tion to the reorganized nurrh of which younp
.loneph Is the head. The I'tah pfiijdc, if they
should win the suit, will itiimeiliately eslabltsti
their Chun h in Independence, and as th-v 1h
lieTe Ind !'iidence lo 1h th-ir.ionlhe build
ine of a treat temple is to le expected al
John Jones, a well known citizen of St Jo
seph. died a few days ago.
Calvin Thompson. aed H. died at Independ
Claus Willis, a resident of Setlalia since 1W.
died a few dayr since. aeJ T..
The wife of ex-Slate Senator Sheldon A.
tt'lirht died at Neva la.
William Miruard. a pioneer, died at Des
man. Pettis county, a-ed s.
lilies Kussell, prominent in democratic
political circles, died nt Arcadia.
Farm tact on Col tree I tamed.
The Farmington college was de'
stroyed by fire the other evening.
The college was built al out ten years ago
and was in a mere flourishing condition than It
had been for years. At the m -etin of the
Franklin Maptist association last fall money
was raised to pay off the Indebtedness of ihe
college. Tho loss is about f7.JQ, on which
there is no insurance.
His Hand Was Ma acted,
The right hand of Stephen T. Lope,
president of the Sedalia Klevator Co.,
was horrible mangled in a roller ma
chine, three fingers being torn off at
S!iot by a Tramp.
Charles Fink, an old man who has
led the lift of a hermit near Rich Hill,
was shot by a tramp the other morn
ing, without apparent provocation.
;ot Sot nine
Burglars cracked C. I. Orths safe at
Clinton, but got nothing. This made
the second time his safe has been
cracked within a year.
Held Their Final Kenalon.
The Missouri World's fair commis
sioners held their final session in
St. Louis. Accounts were audited and
Why Franehe la Wanted.
Herman Franehe, who is wanted by
St Louis and Chicago police for for
gery, victimized the Chemical national
bank of St Louis.
In a Hard Row.
The roller milt at Dawn. Livingston
county, has succumbed to the pressure
of the hard times. Liabilities, f 11,000;
WIU Oo Bark.
" Wm. Woodward, aged 18, sent to the
reform school lrom Warrensburg. for
sheep stealing, and who escaped, has
Am CacoaacltMM Wonaaa Bobbed.
At Sedalia Mrs. George W. Dixou
faited upon one of the principal streets.
While unconscious she was robbed of a
Sk Louis polite force wilt not be
Wentzville is to have a bank; capi
tal, f 10.000.
James M. Stone, one of the oldest
printers in Missouri, died at Marshall.
The steamer State of Missouri sunk
at New Madrid bend, in the Missis
V. K. Mt!lcMf a K, did at Kan
sas City as the result of a fall from a
The city council at West Plains nas
made it a misdemeanor to be a tramp
In that city.
. The At tfouis Bar assrtpfation held
its annual reunion and banquet the
The garment makers assembly of
St I.Miis has entered Into a crusnda
jfhfi Tf ihple btiiWirtg. a weilrknown
cilice structure in t Louis, was
scorched the other morning.
John Breinian and Charles Duncan
are held for burglary at St Joseph.
They are said to be a bad couple.
The Y. M. C. A. of Kansas City pur
Roses to take A hand In the coming
blcclioii and ijtirify Rdtisa City ioU
tics. The total assessment of St. Louis is
$:J04,I22.210. This is about $20,000,000
more than - the total assessment for
The revival at the Baptist churvh in
Cape Girardeau resulted in eighty-two
"'nvr--en(i and sixty accessions to the
The report of the superintendent of
the public schools of Hannibal shows
an average attendance for the past year
John Honald, an employe of a pork
packing house in St Louis, fell into a
caldron of boiling water and was fatal
The dwelling on Honey hill, south
of Louisiana, owned by John Inncas
(er and occupied by Mr. K. ThurmOni
isdestroved r'y firel
A lamp exploded in.. the. boarding-
house of Mrs. Cornelius Murphy in
Hannibal, badly injuring the proprie
tress and doing damage to house aud
The Warrensburg fc Pertle Springs
Waterworks Co., with a capital stock
of $150,00-3, has been incorporated by
J. II. Christopher, Marion Christopher
and W. P. Hunt
The tireene conntv court has ordered
an election for March 27 to determine
whether $C0,tO0 worth of bonds shall
he issued for the purpose of building a
Congressman John Allen, of Missis
sippi, the wit of the house, has prom
ised to make a speech at the banquet
of the knights of St Patrick In St
Louis on MarVh 17.
Young Stanard, son of ex-(.ov; Stan-
ard of Missouri, who is spending the
winter at San Antonio, Tex., was
thrown from a horse and one arm shat
tered iii three places.
A beautiful national flag, 20 feet long
by 10 feet wide, was raised at the St.
Louis high-school buildingon Washing
ton's birthda3. It was a gift from the
Junior Order of American Mechanics.
The Missouri Society of the Sons of
the American Revolution were right
royally toasted and banqueted at the
Mercantile club, St Loais, on the even
ing of Washington's birthday. A good
number were in attendance, and what
with speech and banquet song the
hours passed swiftly by.
Sheriff Pratt of Marion county pre
vented a jail delivery by discovering
the cell of Patrick Maloney a quantity
tools. Maloney has recently wen in
the penitentiary, but was remanded to
Marion county for a new trial, and it
Is supposed that he brought the tools
with him from Jefferson City.
Brnsuer, who was arrested charged
with the Comstock poisoning at Ne
vada, was released on bond of $;,000,
and Justice Davis, who tried the case.
has published a statement explaining
his course, by saying that the evidence
was incomplete and that there is a
strong probability of Brasuer's inno
The parties to the following damage
suits have settled them by com promises
at Marshall: Charles S. Bulkley
against D. A. Hancock for $25,000 and
Joseph Francisco fr ?10.00t for malli
cious prosecution, and for $15,000
against Larkin Hancock for slander.
The jury in the first case spent five
days in consideration of a verdict All
the parties live in the western part of
Kev. Frank (. Tyrrell, pastor of the
Central Christian church of St. Louis
and chairman of the St Louis Law and
Order league, is preparing a list of all
the i mm on 1 1 resorts in the city, and
also the names of the owners of the
houses in which these people dwell.
He purposes to inaugurate a second
Parkhurst crusade in St. Louis agairst
this class and place these resorts under
the ban of the law.
The 11-year-old son of H. C. Calvert,
farmer living near Missouri City,
Clay county, while asleep the other
night dreamed that eight Indians were
about to kill him and he jumped
through the window of the upper story
of his home. His father heard the
crash, and discovering that his boy was
gone, he started in pursuit A quarter
of a mile away he met the little fellow
returning in an almost froen condi
tion. The cohl weather had awakened
him. His only injuries were a few
For some time N. B. Henderson, a
well-known citizen living at Twenty-
second and Mcssanc streets St Jo
seph, has been suffering with what the
physicians diagnosed as inflammation
of the bowels, caused supposedly by
the presence of some foreign substance.
Henderson kept growing worse, and it
was decided to perform an operation.
Doctors cut into the abdomen and
found and removed an old-fashioned
pin which had become firmly encysted
in the bowels. As Mr. Henderson does
not remember having swallowed a pin,
it is supposed that he swallowed it
when a child. It is thought he may
A most daring robliery and wonder
ful display of nerve occurred at Han
cock. About 5 o'clock in the afternoon
a stranger entered the store of W. A.
Allen & Son, and, with revolver in
hand, ordered "Hands upP Mr. Allen
and five or six men were in the store,
and the order was promptly obeyed.
The robber then proceeded to the
money drawer, taking the contents,
helped himself to some jewelry, a re
volver and all the cartridges in the
stock, coolly bade the oucup&ats good
by, backed out of the store and es
caped. The robber wore no mask, and
had on clothes of rood qoalitv-
SONS OF THE REVOLUTION
The Missouri Braooh of ItbAA Purely
. American Society.
Bled aad Died -for aawricaa la. - -
The Missouri Society of the Sons of
(lie American Revolution were ban
queted at the -tiei'cail!'" lb.( 6t
tonis. on jyening of WashingM?
When the banquet was over and all
were about ready to disperse the com
pany arose and closed the evening by
singing together the old ballad, 'My
Conntrv Tia of Thee.
The objects of the society are social,
educational and patriotic, and the so
cletv Is formed for the ttaf'ticdlaf mr-
fse of perpeuairjg the memory 61
the men Whtr iff iiiHtla'y' naval and
civil service of the colonies of th eo
tincntal conirress. by their acts
or counsel, achieved the. indepen
dence of the country, and to fur
ther the proper celebration of the an
niversaries of the birthday of Wash
ington and prominent events connect
ed with the war of the revolution?
collect and secure for preservation the
manuscripts, records and other docu
ments relating to that period; to in
spire the members of the society with
the patriot. snirit of their forefathers,
and to promote the fueling f fellow
ship among its members.
The membership comprises some of
the most uIst!r,gftsH4 men in the
I'nited States, Gov. John L.ec ''all,
of Maryland, being national presi
dent; Uarrett Porsey Wall Vroom, of
Trenton, X. J.. vice-president, John
Screven, of Savannah, Ga., sec
ond vice-president; Richard McCall
Cadwalladrr, of Philadelphia, treas
urer: Stephen Salisbury, of Worcester,
Mass:, assistant treasurer, and Kev. Dr.
Mrtrgnn Di. of New York, chaplain.
The Missouri ifieriilerft kfc
Bishop Daniel Sylvester Tuttle 4 i random
of Charles Tultle, private in the First rei
raen '"onnecticut troops, raised on the first
call for troojw by t!:e islature. 1775; also
private of Capt. Mrackett's com ,.;. Wads
worth's brigade Connecticut state troops, 1 776.
Lieut. John Alexander Lockwood. U. S. A.
(.real grandson of Ueorge Read, signer of the
Declaration of Independence. Delaware.
Henry Cadlc Great grandson of Daniel Urn
prey, private in Col. Knoch Poor's Second
regiment of foot of New Hampshire troops,
served In the siege of Boston. 1775; also
preat-irrandson of Ezra Johnson, private in
Col Na hum Baldwin's regiment of New Hamp
idil re troops, was in the battle of White Plains,
;en. Jamefl lfirdnsf-flrandson of Abicl
llanlint-. private In Col. David Wells vl
ment, Massachusetts troops on expedition to
northern department. 1777. Also private In
CoL Murray's Massachusetts regiment to rein
force continental army. Also sergeant in CoL
Sears" Massachusetts regiment. 17s!.
K.wing MetYeady Sloan Great-grandson of
William Davidson. a britradter-gencral of North
Carolina militia, killed at Cowan's Ford, Feb
ruary I. 17WI
James Lawrence Blair reaf-grandsoil of
Nathaniel Gist, colonel of additional continen
tal regiment. 1777. taken prisoner at Charles-,
ton. 17m. retired January. 17PI.
CapL James Hickman Itnlllns, V. S. A. j
Great-grandson of Henry ItolKrs soldier of
tho Pennsylvania line, received depreciation
pay for services to I7ft
Robert Tarlton Sloan, M. D. G reat-great-grandson
of Gen. William lavidson. a briga
dier general of North Carolina militia, killed
at Cowan's Ford the 1st of Febiianr. ITS!.
William Avery Miner Great-grandson Of
Thomas Avery, sereant in Col. Parson's regi
men:. I Connecticut troops. 1775; also, second
lieutenant Tenth continental Infantry. 1779;
also, ttrst lieutenant First Connecticut r -gi
Georco Stanly Harding . real-grandson of
Abiel Harding, private In Col. David Wells'
regiment, on expedition to the northern de
triment. 1777; also, private In Col. Murray's
Massa busetts regiment to re-enforce the con
tinent il army: also, sergeant in CoL Sears'
Massachusetts regiment. I7M.
Kdward Tutt Holllns Great -rrnndson of
Henry Roll Ins, a soldier of the Pennsylvania
line; received depreciation pay for services to
James Montgomery Roberts i rent-treat-grandson
of Benjamin Harrison, member of
Virginia convention: member f continental
congress. I77l-177; signer of the Declaration of
Independence: chalrann of the continental
board off war. and governor of Virginia, 17HJ;
also, gret-trreat-grandson of John Cleves
Symmes. colonel of Sussex county (N- J
militia. 1777; justice of the supremo court of
New Jersey. 1777.
Martin Ilnyward Post, M. D.-Great -grandson
ot Koswell Post It. a sergeant in CoL War
ren's Vermont troop. 1779: also, clerk In Col.
Allen's Vermont troops. ITsft; also, sergeant in
Col. Warren's regiment. Vermont troops, at
Chester Harding Great-grandson of Abiel
Harding, private la CoL Iavid Wells' Massa
chusetts regiment on expedition to the north
ern department. 1777: also, private in Col. Mur
ray's Massachusetts regiment to re-enforce the
continental army. IT'S): also, sergeant in CoL
Sears' Massachusetts regiment. 178!.
James W. Allison Great great-grandson of
Isaac Allison, a private In Col. Ann Hawkes
Hayes" New York regiment of Orange county
Judge Daniel Smith Alvord Grandson of
Daniel AlvorJ. a private in CoL May a Massa
chusctts regiment. 1777: also, private in CoL
Chapin's Massachusetts troops, I77S; also.
private In the Second Hamshire county
I Massachusetts) regiment. I7C: also, great-
grandson of Oliver Smith, a private in Gen.
Waterbury a Connecticut troops, 17x1.
CoL Alexander Frederick Fleet Grand
nephew of John Feet, second lieutenant Sec
ond Virginia stat" regiment. 177?; first lieu
tenant served to 1781.
Rev. Henry I Foote - Great-grandson of
Perez Steele, private In Col. John Spencer's
Connecticut regiment at the battle off Bunker
Hill. 1773; also, private In the Sixth battalion,
Wadworth's Connecticut brigade. 1776.
Herbert Kdward Tuttle Great-grandson of
Charles Tuttle. private in the First regiment.
Connecticut troops, raised on the first call for
troop by the legislature. 177ft: also, private of
Capt Brackett's company. Wadsworth's bri
gade. Connecticut state troops. 1776.
Kugene F. C. Hardlngireat-grandson of
Abiel Harding, private in Col. Dsvi I Wells'
regiment, on expedition to the northern de
partment. 1777; also, private in CoL Murray's
Massachusetts regiment to re -enforce the con
tinental army. 17H0; also, sergeant in CoL Sear s
Massacbusett's regiment. 17l.
Edgar Samuel Miner Great-grandson of
Thomas Avery, sergeant In Col. Parson's regi
ment Connecticut troops. 1775; also, second
lieutenant Tenth continental infantry. 1775;
also, first lieutenant First Connecticut regi
Judge Charles William Sloan Great-grand
son of Gen. William Davidson, a brigadier
general of North Carolina militia, killed at
Cowan's Ford 1st of February. I7HH.
Hon. Chauncey Forward Shultz Grandson
cf Christian S hockey, a private In the First
Pennsylvania regiment, enlisted 1777 and
served to the end of the war, and was present
at the surrender of Corn wall is.
Andrew Frank Cushman Great-g rest-grand
son of Nathaniel Cushman. private in the
Ninth regiment Connecticut troops at the siege
of Boston, 177a Also private In CoL Webb's
Second Connecticut regiment 170. wintered
at Valley Forge and was at the storming of
Hon. Henry Watklns Ewing Great -great-
grandson of Gen. William Davidson, s brigadier-general
of North Carolina militia, killed
at Cowan's Ford the 1st of February. I7W.
George Bingham iCoMins 4ireat-graaLson of
Henry Rollins, a soldier of the Pennsylvania
Una; received depreciation pay foraervicaa to
Thomas Jefferson Prestof-Great trraniOB
of itevea Preston, a corporal of Capt. Dorkee s
cenpaay of Connecticut troops, known as the
it dependent torn pan lea. !77.1?7b; was at Braa-
win. (ermantown and '.Vyomlng.
Hamilton Bowman Ro.:a timt-arandsoa
o: Henry Rollins, a soldier of the Pennsylvania
line, received deprectatloa pay for aervim to
17?t Also great -great -Krandaoa of Samuel
Bowman, ensign of Third Massachusetts, .ft
lieutenant First Massachusetts, 1711, and served
to lit close of lbs wax.
Truman Awrcstus Post Great -graadsf. a at
Koswell Post second, a sergeant la CaL War
ren's Vermont troops. 1779. Also clerk la Cot
Allen's Vermont troops. 170. Also sergeant la
Cot Warren regiment, Vormoot troops, a
Curtis Burnaaa RolHns Gret-ganrsrw f
Henry Hoi lias, a soldier ot the Pennsylvania
line, received depreciation pay for services to
Arthur Lemuel Tuttle --GiHrraEdsoa of
Charles Tattle, prlvst, in the ttrst regiment
Connecticut troops raised on the first call for
troops by the legislature. 1775; also private of
Cant. Brackett's company. i5frh a bri
gade, Connecticut troops, 1776,
George Henry Cushman Great-grandson of
Nathaniel Cushman. private tn the Eighth regi
wen ConaecUaut troop at the aie-eof Bos
ton. TfTb' aro- gtlvate In CoL Webb's Seeun-J
Connecticut re Illicu. r?. wmtcrl at Valley
Faroe. -aZ1 va present at tit' avmuui of
Henry Purkitt Wymnnjr?t-grandsou of
Kcbemiah Wymaa. private In Ccl ItarM
Greene'a Second regiment Massachusetts mili
tia: also, great-grandson or Moses Hadley. pri
vate io Col. Thomas Gardner s Massachusetts
regiment, ass -roblei April l. I775. at the baV
tie erf Ijcalngton.
Walfac Defafleld lreat-gratKlaoooC Joseph
Hal let (. mentbs w the New York eommfttew
ot wo, in member of toe How York previa'
rial. congress. 1775-76; was appointed tM a com
3ii'ee necessary for equipolnj S.'1 eHeetivd
men: also. 4 tsirftcf of the New York mar loo
Fre :erick DeWolf Close Ores; tdon of
Joseph DeWolf, a private in CoL Samuel iVJl
lys' Connecticut line. 1777 177a
Charles Henry. Barney -G reat -great -great-grandson
of Col.Owen Roberts, an offlcer in tt
IW-ijtish army. ImiI wbes the war off therevoi.
tiou Ixr'p HpUsed the csuaeofhU adopted
country and rr'-uV colonef.of the Fourth
South Carolina artillery sed klled sr the rat
tie of Stone Ferry, 1770. Ao. grvat-great-grandson
of Maj. Richanl Brooke Ru! f rls aid-de-camp
to Ma j. -Gen. Benjamin Lincoln. ItfS.
Also a member of the society of the CiuclnnatL
Hn. Ira Rimes Hyde Grandson of Isaac
Lewis, a pfifaM In CoL Sherburne's Connecti
cut regiment. I7u. Ais'. tc In the Third
regiment Connecticut line. Col- ei.
Gist Blair Great -grandson of Nathaniel Gisi.
cnbtnpiof additional continental regimen:, 1777;
taken prisvwer at Charleaton. 17K; retired Jan
John Andrew Jackson 5huiij-iHT Isoc off
Christian Shockey. a private In the Kirf Pera
sylvanta regiment: enlistet l..i and served to
the end off the war. and was present at the sur
render of Corn wa His.
Raymond Lloyd Alvord -Great -grandson of
Daniel Alvord. a prlvat- in Col. May's Massa
chusetts regiment, 1777: also, private In CoL
Chapin's Massachusetts troops. 177); also, pri
vate In the Second Hampshire county iMa.
regiprfent. I7KI: also, great-grandson of Oliver
Smith, a pfta leti. Water bury 's Connect
icut lio-jps. ITsL
Rollins Mills Hockaday tfefi-gran.son of
Henry Rollins, a soldier of the Penu.yanmi
lit.?, deceived depreciation pay for services to
Joseph Art cm us Cnsi.t7.fal-;rrandsoa
off Nathaniel Cushman. private in ,w Ninth
regiment Connecticut troops, at the siege ??
Boston. 1775; also, private in Col. Webb's Sec
ond reg.'ment Connecticut troops. I7S9; wintered
at Valley Forge n3 ws mt the storm in j of
Hon. Henry Hitchcock -r.reat-granua.Tf r
Ethan Allen, commander of the Green Moun
tain Boys, raptured Fort Ticonderoga, May II.
1775, "by the authority of the Great Jehovah
?n4 the Continental congress.
George lirr Hitchcock Great-great-
grandson of Ethan Allen, commander of the
Green Mount ian Boys, captured Fort Ticon
deroga. May 10. 1775. "by the authority of the
Great Jehovah and the Continental congress."
Kthan Allen Hitchcock Great-great-grand
son of Ethan Allen, commander of the Green
Mountain Boys, captured Fort Tlconderosa,
May lo. 1775. "'f authority of the Great
Jehovah and the Continental congress."
Ilcnty Bucklln Seammell Great-grandson of
Ramoel Lesile 5csmmell. ensign Thirteenth
Massachusetts, 17s0; transferrfd o Sixth
Massachusetts. 17SI. and transferred Id Seeond
Massachusetts regiment aud served to I7KL
Kamuel LIndley Tipton Great-grandson of
Thomas "dWr. a soldier of the Pennsylvania
line, received deprrffava pay for services to
January I. ITS I.
Dr. John Green fi reat -grandson of Df.
Green, member of Massachusetts general court
in 1777. I
Mr. ciiatfles1 Hsley Wy man Great-grandson
of Nchemiah WyhwH, riai In CoL David !
Gn-cn's Second r'gim-nt Mffs5:cltistttB Mili
tia. Also great-grandson of Mi Hodlcy,
private in CoL Thomas Gardner's Massachu
setts regiment, assembled April IV. 17ZX at the
luitllc. of Lexington.
IN A BUFFALO'S HEAD.
slnicoUr t'hare Vila; blt-1l a Hun
Killrd a Hull.
The huffaloof Ceylon carries his heat!
in apccnliar manner the horns thrown
back and his nose projecting on a level
with hi forehead thus tecurin,' him
from B fatal front shot. This renders
him a dangerous enemy, nn he will re
ceive anr number of balls from a small
jfiin in the throat and chest vrithont
showing the least distress. In "The
KiHe anl llonnd in Cevlon" an accimnt
of a danfferons encounter with thisant
mal is piven. The writer had fired
withont killing the bntTaloand had not
a ball left. With a stealthy step and a
short prunt the bull advanced upon the
ma n, seemingly aware of his helpless
'-Suddenly a bright thought flashed
through my mind. Without taking
my eyes off the animal I put a double
charge of powder down the right-hand
barrel, and, tearing off a piece of my
shirt, 1 took all the money from my
pouch, three shillings in sixpenny
pieces and two anna pieces.
"Quickly making them into a roll
with the piece of a rag, I rammed them
down the barrel. They were hardly
well home before the bull sprang for
ward. 1 had no time to even replace
lie ramrod, and threw it in the water,
bringing my gun on full cock at the
'l now had a charge in my gun
wh.ich. if reserved till he was within a
few feet of the muzzle, would certain
ly floor him. The horns were lowered,
their points were on either side of roe.
and the muzzle of the gun barely
touched bis forehead when I pulled
the trigger and three shillings' worth
of small change rattled into his hard
'Iown he went and rolled over with
the suddenly cheeked momentum of
his charge. Away went II and I ae
fast as our heels would carry us,
through the water and over the plain,
knowing that he was not dead, but
-There was a large fallen tree almnt
half a mile from us whose whitened
branches, rising high above the ground.
offered a temporary asylum. To this
we directed onr steps, and after a run
of one hundred yards we turned and
looked behind us. The bnffalo hail re
gained his feet and was following ns
slowly. We now experienced the dif
ference of feeling between hunting
and being hunted.
'Ky degrees the bull s pace slackened
and he felL We were only too glad to
be able to reduce the speed, but we
had no sooner stopped to breathe than
he was np again and after us. At
length, however, we gained a tree and
beheld him stretched powerless upon
the ground within two hundred yards
of us." X. Y. Journal.
She "What a fitting token of mar
ried love is the wedding-ring." He
"It is. A ring has no end; and it also
has no' beginning. It is absolutely
without variety, and is much easier
pat on than taken off." Harlem Life.
Shrewd Doctor "I see what's the
matter; it's mental strain too much
worry." llusineas Man "What doyoa
advise?" "Change of scene." "Where
lo?" "Oh. to any country where there
U no extradition treaty." Tit-Bit-
. A VERY SICK MAM.
h Willi ai i. WNaoa. Ckalraaa
Haw CMsaitlM 'War """
la a CrMaal Caadltloa at AaaaJlawJafc
Mexl-Ula Malady Paval TT
tTjinaTojr, Feb. S3. The eondlttoo
of Hon. WHtlam 1 Wilson, chairman
of the committee on ways and means,
is very grave, sermg tc a dispatch,
received by Secretarj- Uresirara yester
day from Mr. Crittendea", it Vauted-
Kku. 1 in thf? CHV Ol
MtxiHt ' The dispatch is as tollova
nrr or Maxico. Fbi t
SrcnttrraSfate ".ln. AC'.
Mr. Wilaoa baa ievafcfaw. a lemartoMa
tvpoold fever. General conuitlea! arave: th
ever aa ot a mud (arm. Vt. Watt.1 Pm
lcs; whom I aeat from her. to AcuaS Ca.
UeniP IHiSrilfW. to aa. his. has had hint
remmod lo Onartaujara. whtah ae eoaatdma
tb. local Ion which alll ai. h4m I be beat Mil
itary uirroutHllnxl poaalM bl Mexteo. To
bring Dim lo ibis elir woaid be aasaitdaoaw
oua Ur aaall hra th. beat at allootloo.
A copy of the dispatch was cent to
Sa.V Autosio; Te., Feb. 2. J. ff.
Cramlall, a business man of this city,
arrived here Saturday lrom Agaaa C
liehlcsy Mexico, and state that when
he left on Trwrsdor it was reported
on good authority that Congressman
Wilson, who had stopped off there to
take the baths, was in a dying condi
tion, and that the physicians who werai
attending him had given npall hope of
his being able to leave the place alive.
i iicrt Mr. Wilson passed through El
Paso he na a very siek xaan. bat he
exerted himself to respond to the many
invitations showered upon him by tn.
J-ople of that city. In his exceedingly
week rfdition the baths had very
injurious insttfsd i beneficial effect.
THOSE MICHIGAN OFFICIALS
Not (rntr Oolltv of Klcetlo Fratrta, Bat
or l.ootlMg lk p.blU Trraaurv 7 t'
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 25. The
Journal last evening says that an in
vestigation which it had been pursu
ing at Lansing for some days ahows
that several state officers have been
guilty of extensive peculations from
the state treasury. The Journal al
leges that Secretary ot State Jochim,
State: Troasnrer Ilambitzer and Land
Commissioner Harry have made charges
for mileage, hotel bills and other ex
pfaK which the kw doea not give
them tlifl right to collect from the
The constitution says that these offt
tcr hall receive no fees or perquisite
whatever for the performance of any
duties connected with their offices.
The ex-offico duties as members of
boards are "duties connected with their
office." The state capital is the offi
cial home of the state officers. If
they do not choose to live in the capt.
tal city, they cannot charge the state
for travelling expenses and hotel bills,
while in the performance of their da
ties at the seat of goverment
A state officer may continue his rest
dence at remote points, or anywhere
else, but if he choses to make excur
sions back and forth between these
places and Lansing, he has no warrant
in law to charge the expenses np to
th ' state of Michigan.
Ity a table copied from the books in
the aodilnr's office, the Journal shows
that every time one of these officials
served on any one of the boards of
which he is an ex-offielo member he
charged for mileage from his residence
to Lansing, hotel bills and extra ex
penscs, and although meetings of dif
ferent boards were held on the same
day in the same building, mileage and
hotel expenses were charged up in each
After marked progress bad been made
in its investigations the Journal was
denied further access to the books, and
the full extent of the peculations could
not be ascertained. It is probable that
the matter will be brought to the at
tention of the grand jury.
STEELE MACKAYE DEAD.
If. Paaaed Away on the Trala That wad
Hearing Him to California.
La JcT;t, Col., Feb. 26. Steele
Mackaye, adthor and dramatist, died
at 10 o'clock yesterdny morning near
Tim pas, on board a Santa Fe train,
while en route to San Diego. CaL,
where it was hoped he would be able
to build up his health.
Mr. Maekaye, accompanied by his
wife. Dr. 1'arUer and a nurse, left Chi
cago Thursday in the private car of
lieorge It. Peck, of the Sante Fe road.
He had been very ill for several days
previous to his departure. After leav
ing Chicago Mr. Mackaye's condition
was thought to be slightly improved,
and his death, while not wholly unex
pected, came suddenly. Dr. Parker
made every effort to revive his sinking
patient, but without avaiL The car
was detached from the west-bound
train and brought to this city and at
8:-0 p. m. left on the east-bound pas
senger train for Chicago.
Ill-luck followed Mr. Mackaye from
the beginning of bis last journey. In
the first place his baggage, containing
medicines, etc. was forgotten, and
when a few miles out some fiend threw
an iron bar six inches long through
the state room, barely grazing the
sick man's face in its flight. Then the
heating pipes got out of order and the
cold became intense. Hut despite
these unfortunate happenings, Mr.
Mackay's condition seemed to im
prove, and it was thought that his
entrance into a milder climate would
repair his shattered system.
A Pre.byt.rlan Chartfc Birnd
Chk-asu. Feb. 26. The First Pres
byterian chnrch, corner of Chicago
avenue and Lake street, in Evanston,
was totally destroyed by fire yesterday
morning. The chnrch waa a frame
structure and was erected more than
twenty years ago at a cost of KS.0OU
The contents were valued at about 13,
OUO. The insurance on the building '
and contents is t'21,700. The fire was
discovered at about 9 o'clock at the
time when the congregation was gath
ering for the morning service and
many of the members watched the
structure falling in ruins.
M Lltararr Aaarchlat Svab
Paris, Feb. 26. Jean (Ira res, an an
archist of letters, "vas tried io .tae
criminal court Saturday for having
published book entitled "Soeiet
MonranL" which, it was charged, con
tained matter calculated to incite to
revolution and overthow existing In
stitutions. Elisee Reclus. the famous
geographer, testified warmly In favor
of the orlaoner. Octave Mir beau de
clared that Graves had a superior mind
and was regarded as a literary author
ity. Graves waa sentenced to pass two
years m prison and pay a fine of 1,009