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THE CAPE GIRARDEAU DEMOCRAT.
BEX II. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1891.
VOL. XVIII.-NCL 48.
I XX. ftfUJCLHAKS.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
OfBo? at nor. oo Harraotiy StrMt,
BARE ClRAROEAU. Ma
& i HARRIS,
Physician and Surgeon
Otflr ;n tr of Trickey'i Drug Stor, orMl
and .span lift btrMti. M
BiriArdfiti. fSixcil ftUantioa fflva
maimer j ana u.eue oi rvmalAi.
a A. ASTHOL
lnnury DutMlnr and Loan aauulalasa.
Secretary Soutnoaiteni Dl-artot
Aral ooamr. oaoa. Court
Do Your Insurance Business
la a remptny whoa, reaord In tba Baa la a
guarauta. for taa future. Iniura la tka
HOME, OF NEW YORK.
LEO DOYLB, Agent,
No 5 Porta Main Straat, Oapa Qn-ardaam
Oepa Qirardeao, - Mo.
Agent for As fallowing
Reliable Companies :
Franklin Mutual, of St. Loula.
CHiieMi' Iiifuranoe Oomp-vor, St LotMt,
pr.nfiI 1 innirane OompAaj. 8prln
Thet amttirneof tbt bettftDd I
omiidnli-t io the oouotry.
Htym tor revived eekly. Ororerfea mj
wny. fio-h. More coi nor of Fountain iol
li armour Street. nor..
hap ni Main Mtrr-et, on-s door soutb of th
All kiii'li ol Fresh M3t ftnrt fiftun,jr ml
w ays on band. Dellrerr wagon run aveii
illinery, Dry Goois
Ha. KM Harmon? Straat,
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI
F. W. VOGT,
Fntire nw etoofc. the latest tmprnwed an
tmitt t 'ooklnf anl llfitfnf Mr In the mar
hot. All kmdpor Job work rfono In the beet
Banner and at mutlernte ir;oe.
ROOFINC AND CUTTERINC
A ipaoialt? and work (uaraotcad flrst-clnaa.
if aehanlaal and enrdoal
feme all klaia of work la bit Uaa. and guar
ante ail w rk done
Offlce at resl-tpnce,
ooraer Harmony aaj
EDW. S. LILLY
Do ten ta
Iron and SteeL
iiTjIcTjIlnral Impleiiin Etc., Etc.
Aetata of tta
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
Dealer, uppltod at Wholaat.. Prioea.
87 and 39 Slain Street.
CAPB OraARDBATT, MO-
RIDER I WICHTERiciT
North Main Strretv
A foil aa4 walibi Uaa af
Pricaf Ptnt Mediolnec,
Per turnery. Toilet Artleleav
ettlonerr MoHmm, Eta
whet marriages are fti every coun
try in Europe ciitisMc-ed illegal
Ox the body of a notorious brigand
recently killed in Turkey was found
SSii.ooO and a note-book w hich stowed
that he hail killed p.ri men.
Kvi:nrTiiiNi comes to hini who waits.
A Vermont volunteer has just lir n
avarilel a frovernmeiit meiiul fr
bravery on the lieM of battle in IS'14.
Mks. Mxnr Ann MrltiH.i.ix, ajrl ivi
years, has leen rrantel a tliviree from
her .lustiniu! at Tacnitia another illus
tration of the foolishnevs of fjiihl.v
The Onier of l Mil Frllows was estab
lished in the I'niteil States seventy-five
years ao in the city of Halt iumre.
There are now 700, OW meinWn hi the
I nited States.
It is said of the fur seal of Alaska
that there in no known animal on laiul
or water whieli can take higher physic
al rank or which exhibits a higher
order of instinet.
Tiik market price of whiskers lia
l.een cstuhli-died. Herman Wahl, of
New York, recovered a verdict of six
cents against a man who plm ked out
vtholu listfulsof his lteard.
Fi r. years ugn a Teniies-.ee man put
Lis name on an vpf? and he married
the New York aciress into whose
hands it fell. She spent all his fortune
mid now he wishes he had saved the
ejry and thrown it at a New York actor.
;aii. Hamilton regrets to see women
!ir:i in an effort to svenre the bal
lot for themselves. She looks upon it
as a "movement backward toward men
and mastodons, the miorci.e hippariou
and eocene anchitheriitm." whatever
lliat may siirnify.
I'kim k Om-ak. second son of King
Oscar of Sweden, who a few years airo
renoiinceil his rights to the tnrone in
coiiseouenee of his iiijtrriaire to Miss
Khiia Alunck, lady in waiting to his
mother, is altnit to enter tlie Swctlish
parliament as a simple nu-mlier.
Thk famous si
which stood hijj
Il' ulotie looking
atue of NaiMdeon
h on the cliffs at
award in defiance
was blown down in
the late Kuiish channel storm. It
momi iwenty-nve let-i luifli ami was
well known to the casual American
.Ikssk Ski. Ht man, of New York, who
died the otiier day. came to the 1' tilled
States in a sailing vesstd in iti from
l.'onlorf, Havana. 11 is first effort
upon landing w as to find "a yond U.an!-in-Iiouse
for ?1 per week." His for
tune when he died was estimated at
Thk rrench rovernmeiit does not aj
pmve of tlie marriage of its diplomais
to American girls an bas issued a de
cree prohibiting such alliances except
by the permission of the secretary of
foreign affairs procured a mouth pre
vious to the publication of tlie banns
The decree will meet no positioii
here, for we want all our American
tfirls fur wives to American men.
l'i:iNrr: Lot is Nai'oi.i:ox HoXAi'AiirE
has just left the liu-sian army, to wear
his utiiforui auiu only in case of war.
H is an exile without a home, for the
famous villa of Traii-rins at the foot of
the Alps near La!;e Lmai:. is forever
closed. Ilis one ambition was to he
come a rreat soldier; the privilege was
denied him in K ranee and he went to
Hii'.sia. Now he lays down his sword
and intends to travel.
Tiik sportive Trince di loiomtu, of
I'aris deserted by the r:ch Amerieau
wife whom he had shamefully abused
and neglected, has It me truly peni
tent and eontriteh sued for pardon.
And the princess nee Maekay, has
finally forgiven and will r.'t irn to him.
All of which teaches us that the pnuce
is out if funds ami that a woman's a
woman, merciful and foririvitiir, be she
princess or be she washerwoman.
Thk death of a humble dniyman bus
created as much sorrow in Wall street
us would the demise tt a tiouid, an
Astor or a Yauderbilt. .lohu Larkiev
liud for many years been the trusted
messenger of the leading bankers, and
h;id carried millions f dollars between
these institutions and never lost a dol
lar And he was not under Iwuids to be
honest, either Now that he is dead.
Ins former patrons propose, to give him
an impsiiig funeral. " Ketter is a good
name than much tidies."
Ml.S. VoTTKlt 1'A! MMt. of ChicilgO,
engaged in a work that will he of tl
utmost importance to women through
out the world, and esneciallv those of
the I nited States As is well known,
hhe was president f the woman's aux
iliary of the world's fair, and to her in
teiiigenl and energetic management
was due not only the erection of the
magnificent Woman's building at the
fairgrounds but th. collection of a
display of woman's work that has nev
er In-fore Wen equaled in the history of
the world. Mrs. I 'aimer is now engaged
in writing a two-volume history of
women's work at the fair.
I;; Los Angeles then is a tlrv gols
store at which all the young men have
vowed to each other a solemn vow that
th'y will never refuse a meal to any
human being whom they know to be
hungry. Two of their number were
witnesses when a stalwart, gentleman
l. -looking fellow of some- twenty-eight
years rushed into the middle of the
road, revolver In hand and shot him
self, crying out: 'I am starving, starv
ing! What I'm going to do I do be
cause I can't stand it a moment long
er.' The vow was unanimously taken
w hen the two young men reported the
Incident to their fellow-workers.
Hoik Scott, the man who bought
Cumnor hall in England, and Amy Kob
fart s ghost as a pait of the appurten
ances thereof, wants his money back.
Tradition and the auctioneer both as
sured him that Amy's shade habitually
haunted the castle, and as it is the
style to have a family ghost Mr. Scott
naturally determined to purchase this
one. Jiut the spectral visitant evident
ly disapproved of the figure for which
the transfer was made, and the pur
chaser, after waiting and watching in
vain for the spirit to materialize, has
sued for damages Trust even the ghost
of fickle woman to make trouble.
C0N8IIfhaiu.k excitement has arisen
ver the report that a life of Christ has
b-en found in Thibet in the Lamasery
of He in is. The story of its discovery is
sufficiently circumstantial to suggest a
serious attempt to obtain possession of
the manuscript fur the British niuset.il.
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
Monday, April &, In the senate
ihe tariff bill was further, disenssed.
A bill was introduced by Senator Peffer
"to dispose of idle labor and discourage
idle wealth in the District of Colum
bia." In the house the time was de
voted to District of Columbia business.
The bill allowing racing and pool-sell
lug in the district was defeated.
Tiksiiat, April 24. Senator Mills
Closed the general debate on the tariff
bill in the senate. He earnestly ad
vcated its passage, though it did
not meet his views. In the house
the post oflice appropriation bit) wa
UKUXESDAV, April 25. Debate bit
the tariff bill by paragraphs was be
gun in the senate. Messrs. Palmer, A I
(Inch and Piatt taking part In the
house an amendment to the diplomatic
and consular appropriation bill reqatr-
ing consuls at principal ports to turn
all fees into the treasury was defeated.
Mr. Meyer's seigniorage bill, said to
have administration approval, was
postponed for the session by the com
mittee on coinage.
Tni RstiAT, April 25. In the senate
nr. .larvis, recently appointed sen
ator from North Carolina to suc
ceed Senator Yance, was sworn in.
enaior Aliens resolution censuring
the district authorities for proclaimin"
against the admission of the Coxeyites
to the District of Columbia was dis
cussed and the tariff bill was further
considered. In the house the diplomatic
and consular appropriation bill 151,513,
5"N was passetL
r'ltii'AY, April -7. No general busi
ness was transacted in the senate.
the time Wing occupied in discussing
the tariff bilL A proposition by Sena
tor A Id rich !. I.) to take an imme
diate vote on the bill was defeated. In
the house twenty-one private pension
bills were passed. The bill making ap
propriations of f-J,4.V,(HH) for the sup
port of the department of agriculture
for the fiscal year lsi. was reported.
CoMMissioNKits of the District of Co
lumbia say that members of Coxey's
army will not be allowed to hold open
air meetings in Washington.
A CAt.l. was issued bv the McKinley
Tariff league, with heactj uartert. in
Washington, for a convention of the
Colored republican clubs of the I nited
States to be held the first Monday in
Ki.om ail sections of the I'nited States I
reports say that the seventy-fifth anni- I
versa ry of the birth of odd fellowship
wuf appropriately observed by ov
Otm.o m mcuilters of the order.
I Kom twenty-three states and two
territories reports give a total produc
tion of Il,.u7,rtu7 long tons of iron ore
in iv.Kt, a decrease of m9 per cent, over
Is the seven days ended on the
"7lh, there were lsb business failures
In the I nited States agait.st 2VJ the
previous week and "Z'.ll in the corre-
sjMmdiug time in
Is the I'nited States the exchanges pt
the leading clearing houses during the
week ended on the 2?th aggregated
t s'.S, :hh, o.V., agai nst f flQtt, bsi, a 15 t he
previous week. The decrease, compared
witn the corresponding, week iu ls.:t,
Jx many places throughout the coun
try the 7d anniversary of the birth of
lien, tirant was appropriately observed.
Tiutoi oihU T the I'nited States the
general business situation was less
favorable, as was shown by reports
from more than fifty important dis
CKoitr.K I- kaxcis Train was arrested
in Washington for lecturing w ithout a
license and left the city in disgust.
Ix a blacksmith shop on Mount
Washington, near Pittsburgh, an ex
plosion of dynamite instantly killed
Andrew Hugo, aged 17, and fatally in
jured Michael (Gallagher and his son.
Mokk than 5,000 cotton weavers went
on a strike at New liedford. Mass
Tiik three children of Philip Schnei
der, who lives near .Scran ton. Pa..
were burned to death during a fire
which consumed their home.
Fike nearly wiped out i.asport, a vil
lage in western New York.
At Adams. N. , William C. Green
killed a woman who had lived with
him for years and then killed himself.
Tiik death of ex-Gov. N. S. Henry,
the oldest ex-governor in the I'nited
States, occurred at Itristol. N. II., of
pneumonia, ajfed 9 years.
In a tire in the stable of Hichard
Fitzpatrick in New York city seventy
four valuable horses were burned.
Tiik legislature of New York ad
journed siue die.
Tue firm of Henry Newman &, Co.,
importers of clothing supplies in New
York, failed for ?1.50i),000.
WEST AND SOUTH.
Tiik republicans of Indiana met at
Indianapolis and numiuated a ticket
headed by W. I). Owen, of Ixgansport,
for secretary of state. The platform
contrasts the prosperity existing under
the Harrison administration with the
panic now; commends protection and
reciprocity, and condemns the hostile
attitude of the democratic partv to
these policies; a currency of gold, sil
ver and paper; declares for a lileral
construction of all pension laws; favors
restricted immigration, and denounces
the Hawaiian policy of the present ad
ministration. At Unite, Mont, Hogan's brigade of
the Coxey army seized a Northern Pa
cific train, and the I'nited States mar
shal was ordered to capture it at all
Thk bill giving women the right to
vote in school elections was passed by
the lower branch of the Ohio legisla
ture and is now a law.
Ix !'.: I'cion Pacific railway earn
ings show ed a deficit of f,5i5,4l, com
pared with a surplus the previous year
St pkkvisoks of Woodbury conntv.
la., were charged with having misap
propriated fi50,U(K) by a taxpayers
At Enid. O. T., the Merchants' bank
failed with liabilities of t'JO.OOO.
Thk industrial army under Ilogan,
du inhering xoo men. coining east on a
stolen Northern Pacific train, was cap
tured by federal troops at Forsyth,
Mont Deputy marshals who tried to
stop the army at Hillings were sur
rounded and disarmed.
Henry Singleton and Horace Smith,
two negro convicts, were hung in the
Jackson (Miss.) penitentiary for mur
dering anoth-v convict, Lula Pa3ne.
Flames destroyed the I'nio;: house at :
Cheboygan, Mich., and Dr. Howell, a
veterinary surgeon, and a man uuined :
Clune were asphyxiated, 1
The democrats of the Nineteenth Il
linois district renominated George V.
Filhiau for congress.
Thk death of Kev. Nathaniel Hutler
occurred at his home in Hurlington,
Wis., aged C'j. For fifty years he had
been a minister of the It.iutist chur.h.
In California a sixty-das drought
was broken by showers and fruit pros
pects were good.
In Cincinnati Father Dominick
O'Gradv shot and killed Mary Gilmar-
tia. He was in lore with the girl, whom
be had followed from Ireland.
In Chicago Philip Holand. a switch
man, shot and killed his wife because'
she pleaded with him to stop drinking.
At the encampment in Janesrille Cob
J. A. vtatrous, or Milwaukee, was
chosen commander of the Wisconsin
department, G. A. It
The overtures for a peaceful settle
ment of the Great Northern railroad
strike were declared oft
In Omaha Nick Martin, a member of
the coroner's jury investigating a mur
der, was arrested for the crime.
Officials of St Joseph's Roman
Catholic church in Denver sued Father
M al one for ?1 a, 0 W, w hich he w as
charged with converting to his own
Keniirheh desperate by domestic:
troubles Floyd Kadbaugh, a young
farmer living near liig Springs, U.(
hanged himself and his two children.
Fire destroyed the Colorado smelter
at mute, iijonu, tue loss being over
AttKAM Corrant dleil at Jacksonville,
Fla., at the are of 14. He w as a veteran
of the Mexican and Indian wars and
had been married twice and was the fa
ther of forty children.
Yhjii.ants killed seven horse thieves
in Okluhoma near the Texas line.
In a fight between depute marshals
and a gang or desperadoes near tout
Creeki L T;, three of the bandits and
one officer were killed
ItEsioKNTSof llurlington, lnd.( rid the"
town of an obnoxious suloon by burn
ing the fixtures, wrecking the building
and spilling out the stock ot liijuors
At Iayetteville, Ark., Samuel
Vaughan was hanged for the murder
of John tiage in September, lfiiU.
Scott Haiivet, Shell Ciaxton, Coinp
Claxton and Jerry MeCly, negroes ac
cused of the inurcer of A. G. Hoyee.
were hanged by a mob at Tallulah. La;
I.i:n.tamin Whitk and .Tames Kobin-
bon were hanged at Manassas, Ya.
Fi.amfs swept awav twenty-five busi
ness buildings and twelve dwellings at
The Great Northern road was tied up
by a strike from St. Paul to the mast
Iii'Niiiii:is of people in Iron Moun
tain. Mich., weresatd to Won the verge
of starvation, and Hor. Hich has been
uppcaled to for aid.
In Clinton, la., Kdwin Turner (col
ored, died at the age of .05 years His
wife, '.'0 years old. survives him.
Whii.f. fishing inCaiiadian waters the
American tug Grace was captured and
her crew were iu custody.
It was reported that Nicaragua had
seized an American mail boat and had
sold the property of the Nicaragua Ca
nal company for debt
Thk cathedral al I'anon, Mexico, was
stripped of its ornaments by bandits
and two were killed in a tight with
Fihk destroyed the woolen mills at
Ivanovo, Kussia. the loss being 1,750,
000 rubles, and ten persons were killed
during the fire.
Thk failure of the Discount Corpora
tion of Ireland, w ith liabilities of $!,
500, 000, affected thousands of artisans.
In Warsaw i00 persons arrested for
taking part in the Kitinski centennial
celebration were sent to Siberia.
A stokm on the Irish coast did great
damage. Forty-five vessels of the
Manx fleet were missing, and over fifty
persons were drowned.
Ahvicks from all Grecian districts
affected by the recent earthquake show
250 persons killed and 150 injured
In Greece another earthquake de
stroyed many villages, and it was
f e a red the I o vs of 1 i f e w as h en vy.
Among the cities totally wiped out of
existence were TheU's and Atalanta.
Firk on the premises of La Porte,
Martin t Co.. wholesale grocers al
Montre:.!, caused a loss of 5150,000.
I the senate, on the u'Mh, Mr. Hale
(Me. resumed the tactics pursued the
day previous by Mr. AMrieh. of taunt
ing the democrats with their changed
front upon the tariff question. Sev
eral Sxs:cics were matle on the bill,
after which eulogies on the late K -pre-sentative
Tilly, of Pennsylvania, were
delivered In the house the army
appropriation bill was taken nn imi.
general debute thereon exhausted. It
was considered a short time bv para
graphs for amendment when, the point
of no ii.,rnm lieing raised, the house
A mob of twentv-five men, armed
and masked, visited llcrt Will's saloon
at liurlington, Ind.. on llic ni-'lit of
the 27th, knocked in the heads of bar
rels wit li axes, broke the bottles, and
after chopping the fixtures into kindling-wood,
removed them to the street
and made a liontire of them. A year
ago the same place was blown up with
Tiik statement of the associated
banks of New York city for the week
ended the --'sth showed the following
changes: Kescrve, increase. l,4ii!.
CiS; loans, increase, ?l,s:;2.!iHi; specie,
decrease. lii.f.00; legal tenders, in
crease, !M-i.nun: deposits, increase,
f4,3M,700; circulation, decrease, j"i:t,
500. Wiiii.k sixteen miners were descend
ing the shaft of a coal mine at Koiesde
Lnee. near Mons, i:eigium.on the -Nth.
the cable broke and the cage was pre
cipitated to the bot torn of the shaft
Thirteen of the occupants were killed
outright, and the other three were fa
On the astli Judge liradley overruled
the motion of counsel for Heprescnta
tive . C. P. Itreekinridgc for a new
trial of the celebrated Hreckinridge
Pollard breach of promise snit ISond
was fixed at tlOO for an appeal to the
court of appeals of the District of Col
umbia. Chicago, since its school census of
is'i-i, has added something over 100,000
souls to its population. Two yearsago
the count revealed the presence of
l,4:s.0t0 dwellers within the city lim
its. To-day there are between 1,500,000
XiXKTT-THitF.K delegates, represent
ing the entire coke region, met in con
vention at Scottdale, Pa., on the astli.
The sentiments expressed were alto
gether in favor of continuing the
Thk trial of Anarchist Emit Henri
in Paris ended, on the iotb, in the pris
oner's conviction and sentence to death.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
To Equalize A entailment a.
Gov. Stone sent out the following
letter the other day to assessors:
Dear Sir The state 1-oar.l of equalization
aat been much perplexed In ihf Iis har'e f
Its duties l.y reason of the irreat lne-iuality In
tne assessment for the different counties. This
inequality relates to both real and personal
properties. The board is In receipt of letters
from rotmtr assessors supers timr the advisa
bility of a convention of such a sensors for the
purpw of conferrinp and at:reein upon some
lass that would trinjr atout aprroximato
equality in awismcnti and a closer conform
ity to law. Such a convention bits teen
held m Indiana ttith excellent rea'ilta. The
state board has disuss?d th subject and the
tncmber-i unanimously aree fn tho opinio
that such a m -et-ng would result in great good,
and I av Iw'ii reqtiestej to address a cortt
muntcatfon to every assessor in the State, siiy
pestiujT that a convention t-e held here at tho
capito) Tu sday. May Ji. 9L I hope you can
arrange to attend the convention at that time.
Kvcry means at your disposal will be employed
to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Please to advise meat your earliest possible
Convenience whether you caa attend.
Wii.liav J. stohe. Governor.
Kojal Arch Masons.
The annual convocation of the grand
chapter lioyal Arch M.isons of Mis
souri was held at Kansas City and at
tended by 4'0 delegates. Every chap
ter in the slate was represented. Ofr
cers elected: Grand high priest, lie.
t II. Hriggs, Fayette; deputy grand
bigh priest. Air in llaynie, Clinton:
grand king. Dr. I. M. Abraham. Har
risonville; grand scribe. Dr. W. F.
Kuhn, Kansas ity; grand treasurer,
N. M. Givan, Harrisonville; grand
Secretary, W. II. Mayo, St Lonii ,
fraud chaplain, llev. W. A. Hatch, j
Monroe City; grand captain of the
host, Charles S. Glaspell, Kansas f'itv; I
grand principal sojourner, H. Ij. Itos
worth, Springfield; grand royal arch
captain, A. M. Hough, Jefferson City:
grand masters of the veils T. H. Dun
ran, Mexico: J. T. I.uffin, Clinton, and
11. K. Haiubridge, Kansas City: prand
sentinel, .1. W. Owen, St. Louis
Vint 'Hi. Itates rnmilv. C I Pointer, vice W.
A. t "lifer, resijjued.
Hull Town. Imn-nri-enmity. Win. Charai.er-
till, rii-e It. A. lhn-iiin. r'-ML'iie.l.
Vaitel. Tela.- rnmilv. WiUnn f'nnirer. vlr
W. Walling, resiuneii
All'-y. Shannon rwmtv. Jolin Kermison. vlrc
. VV. Mil il:iill. resign -it.
I'hii-nne-i. I'nrter county. Alvili N. StmiL'h.
Vic Jt.hii W. Junes. r-si'n'(l.
l-iimirie IN.u-e. St I'harl'' ronntv. ltar-
tli"nl Webli. TU-e Jns'-nh Sain-ier. it -ait.
havlrmn. Jat-Kon c.nintv. Kl, iwimh! Smith.
vice o. J-tiniii.'. remote,!.
rortroit of MUmiuH ivernon(.
tlov. stone has liegun making a col
lection of portraitsof Missouri govern
ors, which, when completed, will lie
liniigin the grand hall of the Executive
Slansion. in the order of service. Por
traitsof the chief executives since the
War can lie easily obtained, but it W ill
matter of some difficulty to pro
cure those of some of the earlier gov
ernors of the state, but Gov. Stone will
persevere ill the undertaking until the
Collection is completed.
Ilnrr anil Itoml.tn.n SueiL
The Jackson county court has taken
action on the matter of the shortage
charged to exist in the settlements of
County Clerk M. S. Burr, and ordered
suit to Ik; brought against his lsimls-
nien, and against him individual! v.
to recover f Kl.'.ir!.:!!, which consists of
fees not turned over to the county
treasurer in settlement made in IS'ji,
ls'.i; and s:i:i.
Attempted Hank l:nlrli.rr.
An attempt to rob the Farmers' bank
fit Laclede. Linn county, was made by
burglars the other night. The vault
was slightly wrecked by an explosion
of powder which awakened parties
sleeping in the block and the rohliers
were frightened away ln-fore securing
A I.oTe Fra.t.
In St. Louis the ministers of the
Methodist Episcopal church, their
wives and friends, participated in a
love feast and communion service.
Among thus,- who took iwrt in the
services were Kev. Dr. and Mrs. Peachy
T. Wilson, who, for fourteen years,
were medical missionaries in India.
I.sw anil Orilrr L..asue for St. I.nni.
The initial meeting to form a law
and order league was held in St Louis
the other evening. Prominent citizens,
including ministers, were present. A
letter was re-id from Mayor Walbridge
expressing a willingness to co-oerate
with citizens who arc sincerely inter
ested in good government.
A New State ;eo!n;Lt.
The state lxiard of geology has chct
ed Prof. Charles Rollins Keycs. of Iowa,
state geologist Prof. Keyes is at pres
ent assistant state geologist of Iowa, is
alsiut oU. and is a graduate of Iowa
state university and Johns Hopkins
Irvin nautenstraneh, the 17-year-old
son of John L Kantenstraiich.of Seda
lia, was selected out of six contestants
to represent the Sedalia high school in
the inter-state oratorical contest to be
held in Kansas City, May 4.
A Nn.nenilrd It.mk Itrarganfzril.
The recently suspended bank of Ex
celsior Springs has lieen reorganized
under the name of the Clay County
State bank. The stockholders are the
licst business men of the city and
farmers near the city.
Kept ;aollne In the Hon.
A can of gasoline exploded in a small
house alxiut a mile and a half south of
St Louis. A 2-year-old child was
burned to death, an old woman died
from burns and three others were bad
Murdered la Mexlro.
Daniel Malony. of St Louis, who
went to Mexi--i at the opening of the
races there last fall, has lieen found
dead, probably murdered forhis money.
A. In a IjOoklnc-filaH..
Wm. P. (iui-m. of 76PJ O'Reilly ave
nue, St Louis, while gazing in a mir
ror, placed a pistol to his head and
sent a bullet throngh his brain.
Lrxlneton M. t' Conference.
The annualconferenceof the Lexing
ton district of the SI. E. church, south,
met at La Monte, Pettis county, con
tinuing in session several days.
1'urglars went through several stores
in Parnell City, Nodaway county, se
curing money, silk goods and clothing
from some of the stores.
Counterfeits Circulated In St. Joaeph.
Several hundred counterfeit dollars
have been put in circulation in St Jo
seph. They are a very clever imitation
of the standard dollar.
Fined far Wblpplnir a Pnplt
It W. Lyle, teacher of a country
school north of Nevada, was fined five
do'lars and costs in the circuit court
for whipping a pupi
John TfAl.-soO died at StnrgeonV tif(i
J. M. K-rnson. 83. died al Cii
The army of the Commonweal is not
Ifrowinp mpiilly in SU Louis.
C'apt. Wiiliam Tec Is died at .Topi in.
after an illness of several weeks.
The federal praml jury at St. Louis
returned twenlv-nve indietmentK.
There were five graduates of tho
Louisiana colored schools this year.
Alliert Iester, of Orepon county, has
been arrested on the charge of coun
lior. Stone hasappninted II. II. Hanks
treasurer of I trio tie county, vice Jatnea
I. Orr, deceaseiL
Dr. James I). I'irtle. of SL Louis.
narrowly escaped death, taking a dose
of poison by mistake.
The Land and Tattle Co. of Chilli-
eothe lial increased its Capital stock
from o0.nuo to 1 1 00.000:
SI. II. Tinslev. aped S. county super
intendent of schools of Kandolph coUn
ty, died the other morning.
Earl, the G-vear-old son of J. C. Oood
inp, of La Plata, fell intoa barrel filled
with Water and Was drowned.
Al Doian, employed at the cigar
stand of the National hotel, SL Jo
seph, is charged with passing counter
At Nevada llenrv Alverdine was sen
tenced to the penitentiary for thirteen
years on a plea of puiltv to burglary
Slissouri wheat is looking Well, al
though in some sections it is making
slow growth, owing to the cold and
Mr. ami Mrs. John X. Wools role
brated their golden Wedding tit their
ho ne near Sedalia. They are pioneers
of rettis county.
lien Armstrong, the well-known base
ball writer of St. Louis, dropped dead
on the 'JTtli. Ilis heulth had been very
frail for some tune.
, Prof. M. II. Tinslev, aged about 35,
. ,mc ' most prominent educators
of northern Missouri, died at Moberly
after a short illtu'ss.
John Holland, a Wabn.sh conductor,
was drowned in Miller's lake, alwut
mile from Molierlv. He was fishing
and his lioat capsiaeiL
The sahMin ami restaurant of J. W
Miller, in St. Joseph, was looted by
burglars. The cash drawer was bro
ken open and f l."0 taken.
A St. Louis organization lias lieen
formed to contest laws which compel
corporations to pav a tax to do busi
ness in other than home states.
Karl Mulkey, aged li, son of (leorge
Mulkev, Was playing with a toy lioat
at a caved-in mine near Joplin. and fell
into the water and was drowned.
The democrat ie newspaper publishers
of Missouri will meet at Warrensbnrg
Tuesday, June 5. and organize a state
association for the coming campaign-
In the Monroe countr circuit court
Frank Clawson was sentenced to the
penitentiary for two years for break
ing into the calaboose at Paris and rob
bing a mail.
The Missouri Grain Ox's wareroom
at Kieh Hilt, containing a large stock
ot groceries, grain and hay. was con
sumed by fire the other night; lass.
Wra. Payton. a voung bmkeman re
siding in le Sota, and who. had lieen
married but a short time, received fatal
injuries on the Iron Mountain V' miles
east of Bismarck.
The pretty lil-year-old daughter of
T. A. ilson, a wealthy farmer living
near Dixon, eloped with James Smitlfc,
the hired hand. I he couple were ar
rested at Springfield.
Alliert A. Altwein. a well-known and
wealthy resident of St Joseph, died
the other morning from the effects of
partial stroke of paralysis which he
suffered six years ago.
I'rank Ityinpton, the young man for
whose love Miss l,aura Cunningham
committed suicide in St Francois coun
ty, followed his sweetheart by the
ssiine route a week later.
The general sniervi.sing committee
of the confederate home at Higgins
viile has investigated the charges of
cruelty preferred against the mana
meiit. and reports that there is no
truth in them.
The St. Charles district conference
of the Methodist church was held at
Klslierry, the opening sermon being de
livered by Kev. J. M. Major, of Howling
l.rccn. The Woman's Missionary so
ciety also held sessions.
Miles Price, an aged negro residing
in liuelianan county, has been restored
to the pension roll, receiving $:t42.07.
The old man is very poor and badly in
need of the money. An investigation
showed that he is clearly entitled to
Mrs. Ilachael Brad bury, aged 45,
wife of Thomas Bradbury, a farmer re
siding :t miles northeast of Beaman,
Pettis county, was assisting her hus
band in burning brush, when her
clothing caught fire. Before assistance
could reach her she was frightfully
burned, and died of her injuries in a
Dr. It. F. Smith, aged f.8. died at the
residenceof his son. Judge O. I Smith,
in Chillicothe. Deceased was a Mex
ican war veteran and a member of Col.
Doniphan's famous Missouri regiment
that conquered New Mexico and
Arizona anil marched to the relief of
tien. Taylor at Buena Vista and re
turned home inside of fifteen months.
The persistent pressure that is be
hind Congressman Forman's new Mis
sissippi river bridge bill, to grant per
mission to construct a bridge across
the Mississippi at St Louis, which has
been finished by the house committee
and will in all probability pass, ex
cites the wondering comment of St
Louis financiers. As tending to show
the improbability of construction un
der the proposeil grant, it is pointed
out that the terminals alone of a
structure uniting the business centers
of St Louis and East St Louis would
cost millions of dollars; and that the
necessary unemployed capital in sight
or to lie obtained isclosely veiled.
Tits mission :rrices conducted by
Archdeacon Percy Webber, of boston,
at Calvary Episcopal church. Louisi
ana, have terminated, and the rever
end gentleman departed for Clarks
ville, where for three days he held ses
sions at Grace church, threat pood re
sulted from his teachings, as witnessed
by the larre attendance at the three
daily service. What the harvest will
be is already manifesting itself by the
professions of faith being made in the
increased m,mber of candidates for
confirmation by Rt Kev. D. S. Tnttle,
bishop of Missouri, at Calvary church,
on the xotb.
WITH LOSS Or LIF
fnV ttU St, ChnrlM Hotel. 5ew OrleMsa.
hMtf Court Ita. Million noUara. Weat
(Vnra Kef or. tbe.far of tb. Flvo Kln
Two rrnw Killed b rfamplac and
?n, it is rsarrA were mra
New Ori.kaxs pril es, 10:11 p. nt
The St Charles hotel, the largest
buildino- in the citv. is burning. On
person burned to death' so far.
Nbw Orleans, jtI 20. At least
two lives were lost at tfce' fc Charles
hotel and how many more will riwt be
known until the ruins of the nana
some structure are searched.
The fire was discovered at about 11
o'clock in the kitchen of 1h hotel.
Everything was quiet around tb
building at the time, all the servants
having disappeared from that part of
the building and most of the guests hav
ing retired for the flight. Th origin, of
the fire is not known. It had rained
a good headway in the rear portion of
the structure before its presence lie-
eatne known to the clerks in the office.
An alarm was at once turned in, and
every one of the employes of the house
who could be found nt that hour was
started through the halls to awaked
the guests. It is thought abuttt iOO
persons were sleeping in the hotel at
the time the fire broke out, though the
exact number of guests is not known,
and the register, with everything else
of value In the oflice. is destroyed.
Some of those who occupied rooms
on the npper stones were less fortu
nate, and the two known to have been
killed were men who jumped from
these upper windows. The bodies of
both had been severely burned before
the leap for life Was made and in both
cases the clothing was nearly gone.
The bodies were so mangled by the
fall that recognition was impossible
nd there was nothing about the little
remaining clothing of either to indi
cate the identity of the unfortunates.
The fire burned its way with groat
rapidity to the freight elevator in
the rear of the St Charles hotel
and soon spread to the upper
floors, so that the third, fourth and
fifth floors on the Commerce-street side
of the hotel were ablaze. Most of the
guests were on the St Charles-street
side, and they soon liegan to make
their appearance at the windows on
that side. Slany of them were In their
night clothes and in scanty attire, and
most of them, with the aid of ladders
brought quickly into use bv the fire
men, made their escape to other hotels
How many others were left noon the
npper floors; how many who failed to
reach the windows in time or, reach
ing the outer walls, with the flames
close upon them suffered a horrible
death by suffocation rather than make
the hopeless attempt to save their lives
by jumping forty or fifty feet to the
stone pavement, can only be conjec
The hotel was gutted before the fire
men had made the slightest headway
in checking the flames. Indeed, it re
quired their most heroic efforts to save
the human life imperiled in the fast
burning wooden structure.
Nothing of the contents of the hotel
or the Imgngo of the guests was
saved, and it Is doubtful if in their
rush for their iives any of these fright
ened people took time to gather up any
valuables they may have had near
them at the time the alarm was
When the fire was at its greatest heat
burning embers were carried in great
clouds across St Charles street and
rained upon the roof of the building on
the opposite corner of St Charles and
tiravier streets in which are located
the offices of the Western Union Tele
graph Co. This building could not be
protected and was soon ablaze in a
The St Charles hotel was one of the
finest establishments of its kind in the
south. It was built in 1H5U at a cost of
about f 1,000,000.
THE HORROR GROWS.
faster News from irs?ce Detailing tht
llestrurtlon I17 the Late Kartliqankeai
Athens. April KO.-Thelatest reports
from Atalanta say that on Frtdav 3U3
shocks of earthqnake were felt there
n eight hours, lor two hours the
trembling of the earth was almost con
tinuous For a radius of three and a
half miles on every side of the town,
the fields and highways have lieen torn
with deep fissures. The sea has en
croached upon the shore about sixty
Vast masses of rock have lieen loos
ened in the mountains and have rolled
down into the lowlands. The people
were warned almost constantly on
Friday and Satnrday by rumbling and
oud reports under the mountain sides.
The shores of the large island of En-
boca. which lies off the coast lioetia
and Attica, has sunk six feet and a
half. - The Aidipso sulphur springs are
emitting torrents of boiling water.
Dispatches from all parts of the
kingdom indicate that former reports
of death and damage to property have
underestimated the losses The list of
dead and injured grows honrly. The
misery in the smaller towns of the
stricken districts is extreme. Hundreds
who were prosperous householders 4ie
fore the earthquakes are now without
food and shelter for their familms ani
are begging for help. The govern
ment continues to do an in its power
to relieve the suffering, but the biir-
en is beyond its means and scores of
families are alreadv on the verge of
II. Held Fonr Are. Rat Tha y Weren't In
It mlth IM-ath'a Fhh.
P1111.AHEi.rmA, April 'Jt. Arthur S.
Poulterer, champion skittle player of
the I'nited States and well known at
the race tracks, while playing poker
r:day night with friends dropped
from his chair and died almost instant
ly. The game had been in progress
but a short time and Poulter hut just
discarded two cards Hardly had he
picked up those given him when he
was noticed to drop his hand and a
moment after he reeled and fell.
When his cards were picked up later
it was found that he held four aces
To Call a Conference to Knd lite Hrrl:...
Chicaoo. April 30. The Herald says
that secret conferences of the operators
in Illinois and Indiana coal fields and
western representatives of Ohio and
Pennsylvania operators were held in
this city Saturday looking to the set
tlement in the near future of the great
coal miners' strike. The result of the
conferences was that Saturday even
ing a call was sent out for a conference
of the bosses at any point they would
be willing to meet at
The conference, the Herald Suis is
likely to be held at Pittsburgh, nl.
Uiongh Cojqmbaa may be chosen.
ON FEDERAL, GROUND.
Coswj's Raged aad Foot-Dor. AraaF
Eater tlx DMrlet of Columbia Rr
f IMstrtct DetaetlvM T. Bo Inapee"
tj Uealtb oatm and roMlbly Qaar.
ntlned aad laoiated To 4aaembl a
the Stepa of th. Capitol if remitted.
WjtaniROTo, April 20. Coaey.a
ragged and footsore army marched
into the District of Columbia to-day.
2M are encamped to-ulght on Federal
ten-itory within a few miles of the
capitaL Coxcy "Jeeps at a hotel, where
he joined his wife and child this after
noon. The rank and file of the 'array"
lie on the damp ground in ltrhjhtwood
Driving park, where thousand in
spected them to-day.- 1
There was no incident in the march
from Rockvillc until the advance
guard arrived at the junction of the
lirookville pike, where about . V bi
cyclists "including Spoouer, of ChL-
(VagoVfjM!liiTmateur long-distance cham
pion, were drawn up in line, iney
ashed for a speech, and Coxey com
plied. A toll gate was shortly- aiterwaro
reached, and, after remonstrances, the
general paid 8 cents and passed
through with his mounted mm.
Mountebank Smith, "the unknown,
with his meager contingent of deseTti-
ers,- had marched his men from Kock
ville in advance of their former com
rades and tliey established a tempo
rary camp at Silver Springs near the
A squad of a doren cavalrymen of
the regular service from Fort Myer,
Who were giving their horses an air
ing, likewise bivouacked at Silver
Springs and tvaitetl there nntil the
army came along, which they did,
early in the afternoon, marching ny
twos, each commune divided from an
other by a big wagon. There were
of them by actual count, including
the advance guard and the Jones con
tingent from Philadelphia.
At the entrance of the driving park
was a sign stating that' no admission
would be charged to the park, but
sightseers were expected to contribute
something to help along the cause.
Many contributions were collected in
Precautions In Washington Against the
WashiXOTo, April 20. Yester
day afternoon Chief of Police Monro
Issued a general order concerning the
conduct of his men during" the Coxey
invasion. It is as follows:
Yonr number will be Inrreatctl temporarily.
and tt is expectitl that member of Ida thu
augmented force, will conduct themietves
with that discretion at all. linis as will meet
the expectations of the community aod reflect
crfdlt upon the department
KenK-mticr that you are serving the peopla.
and should conduct yourselves as gentlemen.
Pay especial attention to the protection of
persons and property withfu tho contlnes of
Kxteud to strangers in the city every cour
tey. Suspicious and idle persons rauzhi loumrfm;
al-out public places or Institutions lieggtaif
anon the public st reels or from door to door.
should be dispersed or apprehended.
I10 not use force in makinz an arrest nnlesa
absolutely necessary, and never make a per
sonal matter of an arrest
Keep your heads clear ami eyes open, anil
make no distinction In persons tn maintaining
The first principle to le remembered Is tha
prevention of dtorder and crime.
The two Washington iletectives who
joined the Coxey army at Cumberland
have made their report to the ehief of
police. They say the army is mostly
composed of disreputable crowds of
bums and "hoboes,' niimbertng 275;
altout forty have labor union cards.
but the rest would not work, if they
could get it, and those belonging to la
bor unions were of the kind that never
stick to a job longer than two weeks.
One of the officers says: "The army
is in a badly disorganized state. The
men are dirty, and some of them are
covered with vermin. Take them all
in all, they are the most forlorn set of
men that ever walked through the
Ismail, one of the Coxey lieutenants
arrived in town yesterday to arrange
with CoL Redstone, the local Common
weal agent, for a route to the capitol
and for the meeting on the capitol
steps He and Redstone saw several
Residents of that part of Washington
outside the city limits are trying to
devise means for their nroteetion
while the army is ia the vicinity of
their homes and it was decided to ask
the commissioners for police aid in so
Dr. Ilnmmett, the health officer, said
yesterday that he would visit the camp
nionoay wild a number of inspectors
and physicians to decide whether tha
sanitary laws have been violated.
In the event that any contagious dis
ease, appears in camp," said Dr. Ham
ttiett, 'it will be necessary to quaran
tine Hie entire crowd and isolate any
person or persons afflicted with the dis
ease. Leonard van Darken, the Common
weal bugler, and Tom Murphy, whom
Coxey dismissed from the army, were
arraigned in the police court yesterday
for begging on the streets and sent to
the workhouse for thirty days.
A sergeant of police was placed .on
duty at the White House yesterday,
making the total force of the police
there now twenty-two. Fifteen police
men will be on duty in and about the
White House every night and seven in
the day. In addition to the ushers and
messengers who are authorized to act
as police offcers
CoL Redstone says he has secured a
tent that will hold 1.500 people, and
he will send it to ltrightwood park to
be used for Coxey's meetings He says
Coxey's circus tent, of which so innch
has be;n heard, will hold 7.000 people.
There'. No Vacancy t'ont.mplated la tha '
WAsni.tOTOB, April 2ft H is under
stood that Inspector-General James A.
Dumont of the steamboat inspection
service will not be disturbed from his
position, notwithstanding the efforts
of numerous candidates among whom
Mr. Dewitt C. Cregier, of Chicago, was
prominent The president has in
timated that as there is no vacancy
contemplated in the oflice he does not
eare to examine any applications for it
tJeifc Dumont was appointed to his
position during (Jen. Grant's second
Chicago'. School Census Indicates a Popu
lation of About I.6O0.000.
Chicago, April 29. Chicago, since its
school census of 189-J, has added some
thing over 100,000 souls to its popula
tion. Two years ago the count re
vealed the presence of l,4:;3,0IO dwell
ers within the city limits To-day
there are between 1,500,000 and l.iioo
000. The exact number- will not be
known until Jnne 1, when Supt
Graham of the school census bureau
will conclude his labors The enumer
ation has been completed, and tha
work of compilation is now going