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CAPE GIRARDEAU DEMOCRAT.
HEX If. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1891.
VOL. XVIII.-NO. 52.
V R SXQSLMAK.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
OflU! at .tore on narmotv StrMt,
6APC C1HAB3EAU. HO,
& S. HARRIS,
Physician and Sugeon
OfRm :n tear of TricUeya Drag Store, aoraai
0t Indcpendf nri and Spaolia S treat. OaM
Girardeau. (Vspcial anantloa flvaa M
Surgery and b.seasea of Famalea.
7 H. A. ASTHOLZ,
Mretarr BuIMlat u Loan AmmMN.
Secretary Soutnaartern TH-itrtot
wtj eoc(. umos, uoort-i
Do Tour Insurance Business
ta a rampinr vbow reoorl la the wi k a
Vuaratitaa for to. future. Iniuia la li.
HOME. OF NEW TORE.
LEO DOYLH, Aeent,
Wo 5 Norta Mala Bum. Cap. atnrtM.
Cape Olr&rdoaa, - Ma
Afeut for the fallowing
Reliable Companies :
Franklta Mutual, off Bt. Lonla.
Otixena Itiau ranee Company, St Lorta.
Spr n-f -,eli inauraoue Uonpur, Bpiin
Thco am three of th beakaad I
ompani-'t lo tuo country.
New r"K1i rrcflrei weekly, Orocerlea al
ways fra-h. ftore coioor of Fountain aud
bar mMtjr street. noT J.
hnp Main street, on door sontb of th
AH ki!s or Frh Meat and Sausage at
way. 4 mi band. Delivery waon run Ter
E. 1). EXGEL5IANN,
iisry, Dry Goods
Ho. 900 Hamony StrMt,
CAFE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI
Te w. vogt.
Entire new stock, the lata rmproTad an4
ttwt i'ookliic and IlraMng Mwives In thn mar
aat. All kind of Job Work don In tbe bail
aaanner and at nio-lerate ptloca.
ROOFING AND CUTTERINC
A .paolaltr and work f uarantcad flrat-claas.
Meofaantoal and SnrHonl
oaf ail kin 1a of work ta alt Una, and gntf
n ail w irk done
Offlce at residence, corner Hannany an
Iron and Steel,
WciM Implements, Etc., Etc
Aetata of tk.
HAZARD POWDER COMPANY.
Daalan rapplM at Whol. Frteas.
37 and 39 Main Street.
OAPB QIRAKDBAU. MO.
RIDES & wiCHTErticiT
North Main Strrefc
AIHBiil pliW Baa ?
Vmt, PftMnt Medicine,
Perrameiy, Tolle Article,
A Jafankre riling lias a tree lliat'
(mokes. Hut cWs it ch.vw ami swrar
anil Rtnv out late at nights. '
Mr. H. It. Tempi.-: is presi-'.rnt and
Miss Temple vire president f tin Kirt
national hank of LexintrtMn. Nub.
A corxciL of pedarffties has decided
that the culeroot should be ilimiiiatil
from rudimentary instruction in arith
mrtic Here's an opportunity for some
dental col lope.
It is possible, by a recent invntin,
to take five different photographic
views of a person at one sitting. Tiie
apparently different attitudes are proi
ducetl by the aid of mirrors.
liriH.l.AKs stole I.'.jhmi artitifial teeth
frnn a New York store the otlu-r ii-rtit.
As these are difficult to di-pos-' of. U
may be said that the knights of the
nifht have bit off more tha:i they can
CsniiAKi) Hahk. the American consul
at Christianta, Norway, who was ap
pointed iu 1-0 by Gen. Grant, is the
oldest consul in the serviee. with the
exception of Consul Snrnuc at Gi
braltar. The steerage rate from New York to
Liverpool has been retline;l to f Ii..iit.
This is a frrand opivrtuntty for a mul
titutle of foreigners who don't seem
satisfied with this country and its in
stitutions. It's stranre but true that a man
with an uuumkiI name, such Yalino
ilasky. in reyiter:nj' at a hotel will
make an tm intelligible er;iwl. while
Smith" will reiter in Sp-ncrrian
AVhkx (ialiisha A. irttw was vigor
ously supjiortinfr the etna neipat ion
proMisitioti in the war coiiltos. George
Washington Murray, who its biid
him in the present hoiiM. was a bare
foi,tfd slave Im-v on a South nrolina
Ax exchange remarks that Ilismarek
Would rather havt a sure cure for rheu
matism than all the titles in Europf
tf course he would. I' judicious ad
vert isiny of his remedy he could make
enough money to buy such titles as
phased him. and could cure his ow n
rheumatism at the snme time.
The new Georgia senator. Mr. Walsh,
has offered a biil making it a crime,
punishable by imprisonment of from
one to twenty years, toobstru.-t a tra:n
carrying the I'niteJ Stales mails, t at
tle that persist in getting on the rail
way tracks should take due notice and
govern themselves accordingly.
I'lRCI'MSl ANTI.VI. evidence has added
another to its long list of stiff ring vic
tims. A prisoner serving a llf-
teiiee in Michigan for the murder of a
man some year ago was to In lilnr
atcd Weauso the man he was found
guilty of murdering is alive and well
and has only just found out that ho
had I een "murdered."
The patent on flying machines
expired by limitation, and her. -a
each citizen will have the privileg
making his ow n flying machine- in
own way. The intelligence will
hailed with delight by the tli.ms::
of poor people who desire to r.avig
the air, bnl were deprived of the pi
ilege owing to the extortionate
mauds of the flying-machine mono
A sew series of postage stamps is in
process of engraving by the Mexican
government, and will make it- appear
ance for sale in September. This is the
first issue of pictorial wstagc stamps
ever issued in Mexico. They w ill be
in the usual denominations. I. . 4.
and Hi cents, and will represent by
cleverly executed drawings i he various
Mages of Mexican mail transportations,
hhowing the motive Hwer of man.
burro, stage and steam train.
A faith dtM-tor has been reaping a
golden harvest in the Miburb-.of Chi
cago by reason of the credulity of cer
tain citizens of foreign extraction,
who. at his behest, concealed different
Mitns of money in tree tops indicated
by the "doctor," in the expectation of
Wing cured of various ailments
through the potency of the sap of the
liioncy-coiijured trees. It is needles.
t i say that the money and the doctor
frimultaneously iiisap;tearcd in every
case. All the sap absorbed by the vic
tims would appear to have gone
Mraight to their heads.
Mo he misery has been brought uxn
mankind by the uv of opium, says the
St. I'aul Glolie. than by indulgence in
any other form of dissipation. Al
though it is a valuable remedial agent,
as all poisons are. its use is attended
by far greater evils than can le real
ized. A taste for it in any of its forms
almost invariably becomes ineradica
ble, and the most sensible and highly
cultured men and women Iteeome sod
den and brutalized through its influ
ence. It destroys life oftener than it
(saves it. It would be a blessing to
the I'nited States if its importation
Could be prevented.
The Hurontario Ship Canal company
of Canada has been incorporated by
the Canadian legislature for the pur
pose of constructing a ship canal from
Toronto, on Lake Ontario. t Georgian
bav, near Collingwiod. The stinrk
capital of the company is 'i.MH).HM,
of which ?1.ihh).000 must le paid and l'i
percent, subscribed before it has legal
existence. One clansc'in the franchise
requires that the directors must be
Kritish subjects. A nnmlier of Ameri
can capitalists are interested in the
ftcheine. It is a revival of the old
project which has been advocated at
intervals for manv vears.
Chkmistry seems likely to furnish
substitutes for the expensive perfumes
Dow made from flowers. It has long
been known that the exact odor of the
banana is produced in the laboratory.
There seems a possibility, however,
that even when such fragrant plants
cease to be cultivated for the perfumes
many may liecome of importance in
Mirgery. It has leen discovered that
aome such plants are free from the at
tacks of insects and fungous growths,
and this may le because theiressential
Roil have antiseptic properties. The
eucalyptus yields an antiseptic, and
so do other familiar plants.
Sxeezixo is all right in its way. bnl
should not be indulged in too ardcutljj
or painful consequences may ensue, as
illustrr-ed in the ease of a young man
of Paterson. N. J who sneezed his
bhoulder out of joint. This h the hard
est sneeze on record.
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
Moxn.w, May SI. Debate on the
tariff bill occupied the time of the
senate. An amendment to put iron
ore on t he free list was defeated.
In the house in committee of the
whole an amendment to the legislative
appropriation bill declaring the statute
an t In iii . ng the sergean t-at-arms to
"dock" members for absence to have
been repealed was- carried.
Tt KsiAv, May Seven paragraphs
of the metal schedule of the tariff bill
were disposed of in the senate after
eight hours of debate In the house
in committee of the whole the section
oft he legislative appropriation bill pro
viding for the civil service commisRion
was stricken out by a strictly party
vote of wj to 71. The committee on
the eloction of the president and vice
president voted to make a favorable
report on the bill providing for the
election of the president by a direct
Wi:ixf.si.ay. May Senator Gor
man defended the tariff bill in a
speech in the senate. A motion to lay
he bill on the table was defeated by a
strict party vote of 2 to Si. The house
continued its onslaught on the civil
service commission by striking out of
the legislative appropriation bill the
paragraph transferring department
clerks to the classified service. A bill
was favorably reported providing a
line of srvuo anil imprisonment as a
penalty directed at any ex-soldier who
(xistdates his voucher for pension be
fore the 4th of the month.
TiiriisiiAY. May 24. At the opening
of the session of the senate Mr.
Kyle urged the passage of his resolu
tion declaring that it was not the pur
pose of the I'nited States to use force
t rest pre Lil i in ka lani as queen f
the Hawaiian islands, but it went over
for the day. The tariff bill was fur
ther considered. In the house the
amendment to the legislative appro
priation bill to have struck out thepro
vision for contingent expenses of the
eivil-MTviee commission was voted
down and the measure was passed.
The bill to incorporate" the supreme
lodge of Knights of I'ythias was also
passed, and a resolution was adopted
setting aside Saturday, June mH. for
enloirics on the late Kepresentative
Ilouk. of Ohio.
The commonweal leaders, Coxey,
ISrowno and .Tones, were sentenced to
twenty days in jail for displaying par
tisan banners in the capitol grounds.
Ix his ojeniug address before the
Pan- American Ui metal lie association
Mr. Kiske said a revolution would come
if relief were not granted in the line
of free coinage.
GitEATdamage was done by high wa
ter at Niagara Kails, liutfalo, )ansville
and Rochester. N. Y.
At the meeting of the American
Kaptist Educational society at Sara
toga. N. Y.. the report of the executive
board showed phenomenal growth.
lx session at Saratoga. N. Y., iiv.
Northen, of Georgia, was elected pres
ident of the American Kapti-t Educa
tional society. Appropriation of public
moneys to sectarian sehools was op
posed by speakers.
lx convention at llarrisburg. the re
publicans of Pennsylvania nominated
Gen. P. II. Hastings, of Center county,
for governor and Galitska A. Grow and
G. E. Muff for congressmen at large.
The platform declares adherence to
protect ion; attributes the national
disturbance of trade and kilter to the
policy of the democracy; demands leg
islation against pauper or criminal im
migration, and a further change in Un
naturalization system, such as will
deny the rights of American citizen
ship to anarchists and all others hos
tile to the government.
I'liTH ions with n-Jjtort signatures in
favor of woman suffrage were pre-
' sented at the session of the state con
stitutional convention in Albany,
Ix northern Pennsylvania and south
western Xcw York the entire tobacco
crop was destroyed by the recent
Ix a fight with deputy sheriffs at
Stickle Hollow, Pa., five strikers were
shot to death and a dozen wounded
and three deputies were injured.
The bill topreventdisplayof foreign
flags on Xcw York public buildings
was vetoed by Gov. Flower.
WE3T AND SOUTH.
After being supposed to ! dead for
thirty-five years. John Schindler. of
Sati Francisco, returned to St. Joseph,
Mo., and claimed a fortune left by his
The democratic convention at Mont
gomery. Ala., nominated W. C. Oates
Joiix Van NiMMAXfis is serving a life
sentence in the prison at Jackson,
Mich., for the mnrde. of John Crow,
who is alive and well at Muncie. Ind.,
and has just learned of his supposed
death in lss..
Fuaxk Gkaxy and John Roeschlein
found a package containing $l,5no
worth of diamonds in Chicago and
hunted uptheowner. though both were
out of work and had eaten nothing for
The ca-c of Prendergast. the mur
derer of Mayor Harrison in Chicago,
will be heard on June 11.
Mixe owners in Illinois will try to
settle the coal strike by offering to ad
vance the wage scale in the southern
and central districts.
C. H. Mokoax was nominated for con
gress at the democratic convention of
the Fifteenth Missouri district.
Several earthquake shocks, accom
panied by a rumbling noise, were felt
at Anna and Cairo, III., and at Cape
Girardean and St. Louis, Mo.
At Colorado Springs, Col., warrants
were issued for the arrest of W. D.
Richmond, who is charged with having
six wives in various places.
Flame wiped out the business por
tion of the town of Lnten, la.
R. F. Weep, B. F. Hughesand Charles
O'Brien, leaders of common wealers
who stole a Union Pacific train at
Montpelier, Idaho, were sentenced at
Cheyenne, Wyo., to five months im
prisonment, and twelve others were
sentenced to four months in jail.
In session at Minneapolis business
men of the northwest formed an asso
ciation whose object is to build up &
home market for home-manufactured
Stkikixc miners marched to the Mis
sion Field coal mines near Iai.viile, ,
111., and compelled the -'uo men at w - r.i
to come out aud take, an oath not to re
Flames destroyed the most impor
tant portion of ast End, New Or
leans' most popularsuramer resort, the
loss being SHKMKHJ.
The republican convention of the
Nineteenth Illinois district nominated
Benson Wood, of Kflingham, for con
gress. The prohibitionists in convention at
Little Rock, Ark., nominated a full
state ticket, headed by Ir. M. L. Curl
In Chicago fifty-nine indictments
Were returned by the special grand
jury against persons charged with
violations of the election law.
Congressman Davis, of Kansas, has
made a careful estimate of the differ
ent bands of Coxevites on the way to
Washington and claims that there are
5,000 men tramping or riding on boats
and borrowed trains toward the cap
For systematic horse stealing thirty
well-known citizens of Teeumseh, O.
T., were indicted.
At Portland. Ore., the J. K. Gill com
pany, wholesale dealers in books and
stationerv. failed forSlSO.000.
The Indiana populists in convention
at Indianapolis nominated a full state
ticket headed bv C. A. Robinson, of
Fountaintown, for secretarv of state.
The platform recommends the free
coinage of silver; advises an increase
of the currency to ST0 per capita; de
nounces national banks and interest
bearing government bonds; recom
mends the election of I'nited States
senators and postmasters by a direct
vote of the people, and favors an in
come tax ami local option.
After living on water forty-six days
John Dewright, a well -ton lo farmer.
died at Kalamazoo, Mich., aged 7"J
vears. He was determined to starve
himself to death and succeeded.
The governor ordered troops to La
Salle and Central i a. III., to suppress
striking miners. .who defied the local
Ax aged couple, Michael Itash and
wife, started from Clinton. Ia., in a
roadcart drawn by a mule for an over
land trip to New S'ork city.
The republican of the Tenth Indi
ana district nominated Charles B.
I.andis. of Delphi, for congress.
Mii'HioAX democrats will hold t licit
state convention at Grand Rapids on
Ix the First district of Indiana
Arthur H. Taylor was renominated for
congress by the democrats.
The king of Servia has abolished the
liberal constitution of isss and restored
that of ls;.. Many of the radical
leaders have become fugitives.
The new Hawaiian constitution pro
vides that the new government is to
Ik called the Republic of Hawaii. The
cabinet will consist of five me miters
and the senate and house of fifteen
memlHTH each, congress to meet every
two vears. the sessions to be limited to
ninety days, and all members must be
able to read anil write the Knglish
language. The new constitution will
be presented to the convention on May
:;o for its approval.
Ox the plaza at Barcelona. Spain,
six of the accomplices of Pallas in the
attempt to assassinate Marshal Cam pits
f lames in Annui province in China
destroyed -J.-MHr houses.
A T Ti mii t o. Out., t he worst w i ml
and rainstorm known in fifty years
prevailed, and considerable damage
i eex Victoria formerly opened the
Manchester ship canal to the commerce
of the world.
A Moii stoned Miss Imhoff, a teacher
in the Anglo-Japanese school at Yone
waia. Japan, who preached against
idol worship, and afterward tore her.
ExKAf.Ettat government rule. Coreans
assailed the government quarters at
Sing Latoa. wrecked the buildings
and killed the governor and forty
Ix Paris a gigantic anarchist plot to
explode lxmilrs in various Kuropeaq
cities was discovered.
The T.Mh birthday of CJneen Victoria
was celebrated throughout England.
The German Banking association at
a meeting in Friedrichroda adopted a
resolution in favor of a gold standard.
lx the senate, on tin vith- Mr. Hill
made a motion to place lead ores on the
frc list in accordance with the ait:on
of the last house, the declaration of the
Chicago plat form and the speveh of Se
retary Carlisle advocating that policy.
It received but two votes lesides his
own. The duty was fixed at three
tf turths of a cent per pound. The re
set red paragraphs of the metal schedule
w re then dispell of In the houe,
discussion of the bill to repeal the state
I wink tax tec ti pied most of the session,
but the measure went over without ac
tion. Several bills of mi general im
portance were passed.
The imports, exclusive of specie, at
the port of New Yirk, for the week
ended on the 2ith. were S.V.ttO.ST. of
which Sl.0."i.L"S were dry gottds and
5 1 .". 4. t '.'0 gen ra 1 merchant 1 ise. Fi r
the corresponding week in the im
ports were ?0.3.t7..VH. of which SI.-M.-5!
were dry goods and S.T.2.012 gen
The weekly statement of the associ
ated banks of New York for the week
ended on the ','fth shows the following
changes: Reserve, decrease.
loans, decrease. ?-jrt;..:t0; specie, de
crease. ?s::.0W: legal tenders, decrease.
SLMLKW); deposits. decrease. S3.!7.IOO;
circulation, decrease: ??:S7."n0.
Mrs. Cleveland and her Iwibies re
turned to Washington on the t?it h.
During the afternoon the president ami
Mrs. Cleveland took a long drive out
to their country place. What their
plans will le for the summer was a
matter not yet determined definitely.
The government inspectors have
hoked over the breakwater at the har
Imt at Ashland. Wis., and found that
the recent storm caused damage esti
mated at SW.OOO. There is a fund of
?10.w0 available for repairs, which will
le used at once.
Gov. Pattisox of Pennsylvania, ac
companied by Adjt-Uen. Greenland,
visited the Clearfield coal region, on
the 2"th. to make a personal investiga
tion of the miners strike situation in
Rev. Eiw.ar IL Gray, the venerable
Baptist minister who was chaplain of
the United States senate at the time of
President Lincoln's assassination, died
in San Francisco on the 25th. aged 80.
The steamer City of Peking arrived
at San Francisco on the UOth, from the
orient, bringing intelligence that chol
era is epidemic at Canton, many deaths
Ox the 20th the banks of New York
held 877,001,700 in excess of the require
menu of the 25-per-oent. rule.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
There were twelve graduates, divided
equally between the sexes, from the
ltonnrtllc high school. The school
board has re-elected !W. F. W. Phgei
as principal of the school for the next
term, and also elected the entire corpr
I other teachers.
The closing exercises of the Cooper
institute. BHnvilIe. was held theothei
evening. Misses Stella and Cora Speec
Wing the graduates. This closes thf
twenty-fourth yecr of this seminary,
and the most prosperous one of its ex
istence. The seventh annual commencement
exercises of the Joplin high school were
held at the Club theater, there being
nine graduates. A diploma from the
Joplin high school admits the holder to
the state university.
. The commencement exercises of the
Macon public schools were held at
Johnson opera house. Nine graduate
of the grammar department were con
testants for a gold medal. The first
medal was awarded to Mary Stone and
the second to Waldo F. Smith. This
contest was held the evening previous
Alliance. IMHmrer county. K. K. Stevensotv
'a-v J. II. Stevt-n-iin. rt-sitrned.
t'eJar Creek. Taney cuuuty. V. C. Collina. vice
J. M. let'ds. rcsiuttl.
Hillunl. Mutler county. Oeoiye V. Hill, vice
1. ii. 1'otillo. resiiriictl.
Ahb. MisNi!sippi county. Mrs. J. J. Kennedy,
vice F. M. Hidden, rescued.
iairoll. Oipe tiinirdcau cmiiitv. Mary A.
Ilran. vice M. W. Hatcher, resi-rm-d.
fcmtil. St. ltuis count v. J. K. Pitts, vice
K.churd Pitts, resiymd.
.tuckhait. INiutflus county, S. M. Nelson, vice
J. V Aaker. rtifned.
tffincton. Stitldard county. Cindcrcllus
Kochs. vice ( L. Taylor. rt-sirned.
'amdcn Point. Platte county. IV. P. (ieonre,
vice Ifc-rtha Prior, removtil.
ora. i zark county. K. M. Francis, vice Anton
.lallomn. Butler county. G. M. Hansen, vice
Jl. A. Halloran. res ip tied.
-'artshorn. Texas county. W. J. Stephens.
Vice H. Ode. resigned.
Leeds. Jackson county. M. C. Polfcr. vice L
T. Atkins, resided.
Mendon. Chariton count v. Corinne Blakev.
Vice t V. Wellillf. removed.
s-.-an. Taney countv. H.J. Itinklc. vice M. W.
Tliorntii-ld. iz:trk county. F. M. ItlimeJ.vicc
. VY. IVarv. removed.
val'ey Ktdre. Dnnkhn county. W . L. Craig,
Vice W. J. Ox'cy. resigned.
NKVT POST OFFICES.
Nefy. Adair county. Wni. K. Mahood, post
Miwtotirl Pre Itch-sates.
John A. Knott, president of the Mis
souri Press associa lion, has named the
following delegates to represent this
state at the National editorial conven
tion to le held at Asbury Park. N. J.,
July ,'. ::. 4. ." and r: J. T. Bradshaw.
Lelittnoii Rustic: John XV. Jacks. Mont
gomery t ity Sta udard: O. D. Gray.
Sturgeon Leader: Henry C. Bell. Potosi
ludeintlent: Henry W. Kwing. Jeffer
fon City Tribune: Perry S. Rader.
Brunswick Brunswieki-r: John A.
Knott and Secretary W. M. Monroe, of
Tipton, were made members of the
delegation by vote of the Clinton con
vention. The First National of Seditlta.
Receiver Latimer is nearing the end
Af his examination of the affairs of the
First national !mk of Sedalia. G. G.
Thorite, the government expert sent to
Sedalia by Comptroller Kckles. has fin
ished his laliors and left for Washing
ton with the report of Mr. Iatimer.
w ho is acting in the dual capacity of
examiner and receiver. Receiver Lat
imer declines to make public the nature
of the rep trt. hut gives out the ambigu
ous information that his duties as re
ceiver may require his staying in Se
dalia at least three weeks longer and
Oossibly for twelve months.
The Sehittter --wlcninent.
The failure of Adam N. Schuster, of
St. Joseph, a short time ago for SoOO,
I (Ml promises to result in endless litiga
tion. Eastern creditors who were not
named in the deed of trust given to J.
W. Walker at the time of the failure,
and creditors who are so near the lot
tom of the list that they fear their
claims may never le reached art pre
paring to bring suits against the trus
tee for the collection of their claims,
and. in some-.instances, the recovery of
their goods. Nearly all these creditors
are eastern manufacturers.
In Trouble With Cncle Sum.
Charles A. Hancock, a school-teacher
of Ha rris n v i 1 le. I ass e m n t r . is i n
trouble with Fncle Sam. He wrote let
ters, it seems, stating that he was en
gaged in raising m.mey to pay the debt
upon the Christian church, at Dallas.
Tex., and asking a contribution of ten
cents. The nnmler of answers he was
receiving, each containing a coin, is
said to have aroused the suspicion ol
the postal department, who started an
. Piano Content.
A large audience was preseut at Har
din college music hall, Mexico, the oth
er evening, to witness the sixth annual
piano contest. The prize was a piano
valued at I.(nmi. and there were nine
teen young ladies in the contest. Miss
Lee Jones, of Piano. Tex., was awarded
the prize. Miss Jones' selection on
which she v.on the piano was "Per
petual Motion. last movement of the
first sonato. by Welter.
Fp worth I eacn Convention.
The annual convention of the Ep-
Worth league of the Sedalia district was
held at Knobnoster. The district em
braces twenty-six churches, extending
from Malta Rend on the north to Eldo
rado Springs on the south, nearly all
of which were represented by sixty
The fifty-fifth annual Episcopal con
vention of the diocese of Missouri was
held in St. Louis. Many prominent
tienilH.rs of the church were present.
Proved Kelf-If rcnoe.
Wm. Lloyd, who killed his step
brother. Charles Archer, in Scott coun
ty, was acquitted the other day. He
plead self-defense, and proved it.
To Work Among Colored People.
Ilev. Hayes, a colored evangelist
will make an effort to establish a mis
sion for colored people at Fifteenth
and Can streets. St. Louis.
For (he Lorn of m Lea;.
Roy Wei ton. aged 10, was awarded
f?.000 damages at Clinton against the
Kansas Citv. Osceola & Southern Rail
way Co. for the loss of a leg.
An Elevator Fall.
An elevator with seven passengers
fell four stories in St. Lr-nis. caustd bv
a rope breaking. Catharine Fleming,
aged U). was badly injured.
Appointed A lutsnt.
The attorney-general has appointed
TV:l?&!ti M. Draff en assistant I'nited
lates attorney for the western district
The Convention of Aiweveora Called by Gov,
Mow Coutene In JrnTemon City Mea
nrea Taken to Remedy What la Alked
to be Inequalities In Anaewtnicnta in Thta
State Aaaeaaora Ailvlaed to Comply With
the Strict Letter of the Law.
The convention of assessors of the
state called by Gov. Stone for the pur
pose of considering ineualitits in the
assessment of property in Missouri con
vened in Jefferson City, and was in ses
sion two days.
Gov. Stone, in calling the convention
to order, drew attention to the inential
Ities in the valuation of property, as
Shown by the returns of the assessors
to the state board of equalization. The
meeting of the assessors had been
called, he said, at the suggestion of the
board, in the hope that some mctlnxl
or remedy might be suggested by which
the evil can be done away with.
The following committees were ap
pointed: Mode of assessment: -valuation
of horses, mules, etc: cattle, sheep,
hogs, etc.; money, notes, banks, build
ing and loan associations; land and
A recess was taken for a short time, and
when the convention wasugain called to
order, the followingreport was read from
the "committee on mode of assessment:
Rsotrert, That fn makinir th assessment t
ail property on the 1st of June. IW. and there
after, the county and township assessors he re
quested ami advised to comply with the strict
letter of the statutes froverninv the assessment
of all classes, that the true value in money ha
placed upon such property lo the best of ttacli
knowledge und judgment.
This report was adopted.
The "committee on money, notes,
hanks and building and loan associa
tions' then submitted a report.
It recommended that assessors shall, in de
termining; the value of bank and other stock,
require sworn statements from the officers of
such corporations: that all surplus funds, un
divided dividends, etc.. shall be assessed as
cash: that bttildms and loan association stock
shall be listed at cash value, and that all notes,
surplus funds, etc.. of such associations shall
he assessed at HW cents on the dollar. The
value of all depreciated stocks Is to lie ascer
tained by the local boards of equalisation.
After considerable discussion, which
was particitated in by Gov. Stone,
President A. IL Frederichsof the board
of assessors, of St. Louis; Attorney
General IL F. Walker, and others, the
report was unanimously adopted.
The committee to arrange a mode of
valuing horses, mules, etc.. submitted
a modified report eliminating the sched
ule of approximate values ami requir
ing such stock to lie assessed at its
actual cash market value in the county
or locality where it belongs, sucking
animals to lie included in the value of
the mother. A like report from the
committee on "eat tie, hog and sheep"
was .submitted and both adopted unani
The committee on "land aud city
lots submitted the last report. It rec
ommends that land le assessed by the
acre and lots by the front foot ami the
value of the improvemcntsadded there
to, and that values so fixed lie the cash
market price at ordinary sale on June
I each year. There was some discus
si on as to making this regulation apply
to the I s. I assessment, but it was final
ly adopted w ithout a dissenting voice.
A resolution empowering the chair to
appoint five memUrs of the convention
to prejuire for the legislature such
changes as may lie deemed expedient in
the assessment and revenue laws was
adopted, and the following committee
appointed: Messrs. Frederichs. of St.
Louis: Petty, of Kansas City: Benton,
of Holt; Ren fro, of Ray. and Run. lie. of
The following resolution offered by
Mr. Weler. of St. Louis county, was
adopted after some discussion:
liftotmt. That it Is the sense of this conven
tion that the cash value of any property is what
In cash monev it will brinp on the 1st day of
June, should the owner desire to convert it into
The following report to recommend
changes in the revenue and assessment
laws was adopted:
AoWrrrf. That the insurance companies dc
Inir business in the state should be required to
make their reports on or before the 1st da; of
February each year.
i. That the merchants and manufacturers
should hi assessed by the assessor anil the as
sessment he passed upon by the local tourds of
3. That the length of the official term of the
fflee of assessor should be changed from two
t four years.
4 That the law jrlvinfj counties of jn.flnO in
habitants ami over a record of mort:ares. etc.,
should lie chanced so as to provide such a rec
ord for all counties.
5. All town lots should be assessed aud val
A resolution offered by Mr. llarrcrra.
of Howard, that the legislature be
asked to pass a law requiring the asses
sor to stamp notes, bonds, mortgages
and other evidences of indebtedness, if
no better plan can be devised, was
The legislative committee, consisting
of Messrs. Frederichs. of St. Louis
board of assess rs: Petty, of Jackson;
Bundle, of Barton: Ren fro. of Ray. and
Benton, of Holt, was continued for the
period of one year, under a resolution
adopted by the convention. The com
mittee will look after the legislation
that will come before the next general
assembly next winter.
Killed by IIIh Son.
C. II. Scott, postmaster at Olive Hill,
Ky.. and a general merchant, was shot
and instantly killed by his eldest son.
James Scott. The murdered man had
been drinking, and was quarrelsome.
A Confederate Corner-Htone.
A great concourse of people attended
the laying of the corner-stone of the
monument to le erected in honor of the
nnknimn confederate dead of the state
of North Carolina at Raleigh.
Bank IHrectora Sued.
Officers and directors of the First na
tional bank of Little Rock. Ark., have
been fined by the receiver for SiOOJMM),
shortage of the president.
Robert Burton, aged .. an old sol
dier and wealthy farmer, of near
IVineeton. Ky., dropped dead on thf
street of heart trouble.
FerUhed In the Flame.
The residence of M. Shaddcn. at
Minnvilh,, Ore., was turned. Mr. Shad
den and hex l-year-old daughter per
'shed in the flames.
Mlnera Wacea Advanced.
The Leavenworth and Home Mine
iroal companies of Ieavenworth, Kas.f
have advanced their miners wages U
ninety cents a ton.
Anti-Slavery Agitator Dead.
Franklin W. Bird, the great anti-
and Phillip, died in Boston a few days
ago. aged H5.
The Fourth Trial.
The Ohio f.nrjreme court has r ranted
Edward .lonev of i lrmnnt mnntv n n.
other trial for killing1 his son, making
THE LABOR TROUBLES.
The Tarbolent Element Held In Cheek by
Troop, bat Farther Ontbreaka rrobabla
at Several I'olnta at Any Moment An
Exchange of Shota with No Loa of Llf
Movement of the M tilt la, fctc-. Etc.
La Sallr. 111.. May 27. Quiet has
reigned in this city to-day, and the re
ception tendered the invading army of
strikers from Ladd and Spring Val
ley seems to have had a good effect
upon the murderous rioters in the
place. They seem to have slunk to
their huts and kept away from the ont
ide world. A few who can boast of
having a good suit of clothes stood in
groups in various parts of the city
probably discussing the situation. It
is the general impression here that
the strikers are badly frightened
and afraid to move for fear of being in
troduced to a dose of cold lead. The
militia are here to preserve order, and
that they mean business "Ls. evidenced
by the faet that every movement of the
strikers is closely watched. Although
it is as tmiet as a graveyard and there
is little danger of art outbreak. CoL
Bennett and his men are prepared for a
inarch at any moment. The strikers
have moved without any notice in all
previous attacks, and the militia is pre
pared to intercept the next movement
on their part.
Troop Ordered to Mlnonk.
Minonk. 111.. Mav ST. The striking
miners have oltstructed the tracks of
the Illinois Central and Santa Fe rail
roads and will permit no train to pass
carrying loaded coal cars. Ties, bolts.
etc. have been put across the tracks at
the crossings and the tracks are lined
with crowds of miners, but there has
leen no disturliunce t-day. The
first train arrived at 11 o'clock,
bringing two loaded coal cars.
The miners refused to let it pass
unless the coal was set out. and the
train is still here. Mayor Tool called
on the sheriff for help, ami the latter
has lieen swearing in deputies all day.
1 luring the afternoon the sheriff tel
egraphed to Oov. A It geld, stating the
situation and asking that troops lie
sent to assist him in maintaining or
der. The governor replied that three
companies of the fifth infantry, from
Peorittj Canton and Ivlavan had been
ordered to Minonk.
A lolhillty of Returning Peace.
Crippi.e Cukkk. Col.. May -T. There
is a possibility that the mining troubles
in this district may end shortly. Hos
tilities have cease! for the time lteing.
and steps toward arbitration were
taken this morning. A delegation of
Colorado Springs citizens came t Crip
ple Creek and immediately proceeded
to Altman. under the Victor mine, and
the fort on Bull Hill, and there met the
miners and stated their errand. The
committee made a point of asserting that
they came cntirclyonthcir own respon
sibility in the interests of peace, and
also referred to the fact that arbitra
tion would mean the conceding of some
thing to the mine owners. After the
conference with the leaders inside the
building Dr. Slocura. Rev. Mr. Carring
ton and President Collais addressed the
crowd of miners on the outside, stating
practically what they had asserted in
the conferenct. The committee then
left and returned to Cripple Creek.
1 "resident Calderwood has called a
meeting of the miners union, to be
held at Altman to-momm morning at
10 o'clock, and it is expected that at
this meeting a committee will be ap
pointed to again try to arbitrate the
differences with the mine owners. The
deputies have gone Tktck from Wilbur
toward Florence awaiting for reinforee
ments. and the miners have leen quiet,
guarding their strongholds, and attend
ing the Altman meeting.
1 here were some stray shots fired by
outposts who thought they saw depu
ties moving but that was all.
Nearly One Thounand Troop Coder Arm.
Ri km inc. ham. Ala.. Mav .-?. Four
more companies of state tn Mips joined
those of the second regiment, now in
amp at Knslev City, near lratt mines.
to-day. making a total of nearly 1.000
troops under arms in this county in ap
prehension of further trouble among
the striking miners. Many strikers
gathered about the military camp and
watched the tnops drill, not affecting
to lie the least overawed by the pres
ence of so many soldiers whom they do
not look upon with favor.
At a late hour last night the guards
at IVatt mines, one mile from the milt-itary-camp.
saw a Imdy of strikers lurk
ing in the woods and at once opened
tire upon them. The strikers returned
the tire, and nearly loo shots were ex
changed. The strikers finally fled, evi
dently fearing the troops would be
called out. No one was hurt.
Within half a mile of the camp to
day a party of strikers coming out of a
church saw several negro min-rs pass
ing and began jeering them and finally
moved upon thein. when the negr vs
drew pistols and tired, but so far as is
known, no one was wounded. The
negroes were arrested and were pre
vented from being lynched on promise
that they would have a trial tit-m r
row. The strikers at the IVatt mines hel l
a mass meeting to-day to diseass tht
presence of the military in their midst.
The committee called on the various
railroad unions today and requested
them to refrain from hauling non
union coal, but got no assurance that
their request would be complied with.
The situation does not improve, an 1
bloodshed may ensue at any time. The
authorities are determined to keep tbe
troops here all summer if necessary.
Military Fore Kedneed.
Pana, 111., May 27. The military
force on duty here was re luce I by th.
departure of Co. C. of Taylorvill-. an I
Co. A. of Springfield. Two comprint
from Jacksonville and Decatur will re
main in camp here until all fear of an
attack by striking miners is over.
The large force of deputies aud hun
dreds of citizens who have U-en under
arms for several days are still ready
for action at a moment's notice, but
it is not thought that any further at
tempt will be made to force the miners
who are working in the Pana district to
From Bine lie Id.
New York, May 27. A New Orleans
special says: Aguella. murderer of the
American. Wilson, at Rama, had
not been heard from after he
escaped from jail up to the time
that the steamer Bergenseneren
left Bluefields. May 20. Everything
was quiet on the Mosquito coast thi n.
The I'nited States cruisers New York
and San Francisco and the British war
ship Magicienne were in Bluefields
harbor. The Bergensenercn bring
dispatches from Capt. Watvu. of ;h-j
San Francisco to. the secretary of
A DISASTROUS WRECK.
An Expreaa Train Kaanlmc Sixty Mllaa am
HoarDadMiMdMuy IU lanrtnUda
Tt EnUMr and Ftrwaa Cafc W"
dor Their - LutuaalUav ma
Bamed Oitof Ail H-ama tbhwcv-nV
K arrow Earape. .
Ci jmEBXASD, " Md.. May 27. Thto
morning about 3 o'clock one of the moat
disastrous wreck known in the history
of the lialtimora A Ohio railroad oc
curred near Pine Grore. two and one
half miles east of Rockwood, Pa., on
the Pittsburgh division of that road.
The ill-fated train was the Xew York
k Pittsburgh Txpresa. which left this
place at 1:30 this morning with two
regular express cars, a combination ex
press and mail car and sereral day
The coaches were well filled with
passengem, and the train waa running
at the rate of sixty miles an hoar.
Suddenly, without a moment's warn
ing, the engine dashed into a largo
landslide, sending it in a twinkling;
down into the creek, where it still lies.
The combination mail and express and
the regular express cars crashed into
the engine with terrific force, and in a
few minutes were on fire. The coaches
with their precious burden of passen
gers were jammed together, but did not
leave the track, to which fortunate oc
currence ia doe the fact that there were
none of the passengers injured.
As soon as the train quieted from the
eoncussion. the passengers rushed to
the piled-np and burning express cars
where they found Messenger Stohl, of
the I'nited States Express Co.. strug
gling to escape from his car. In a mo
ment he was rescued but not until ho
had received serious injuries a boot the
head and body and probably internally,
but it is thought he will recover.
The passengers then turned their at
tention to the derailed engine below in
the creek, and were horrified to And no
signs of the engineer or his fireman.
For .five long, weary hours they con
tinued their search, until at last they
found the crushed and dead body of
Fireman Rhinehart under the locomo
tive. One of his feet was entirely
Continuing their search they rama
across bits of the remains of the unfor
tunate Engineer Nicholson. Theso
they gathered up and put in a bucket,
the rest of his body having been en
tirely consumed by fire.
Slessenger Stohl was taken to Italti
inore. where he lives, on train 6 thia
afternoon. The remains of Engineer
Nicholson and Fireman Rhinehart were
taken to tilenwood. Pa., where they
All traffic was suspended for five or
TIME TO APPLY THE BRAKES.
The larfri. of the Great Col Muwn
Htrlkr Trrmbllnc at It. Maavlt.d. and
Coh-mbi-s. O., May ST. Secretary Mo
Itryde said yesterday that the miners
strike hail assumed a very menacing
condition toward the industries of the
country, and. in hisopinion, it was high
time the fast train on both sides got to
gether and settled it There was mora
money lost every day by reason of the
idle mines than ail the profits on the
great railroad contracts which are
blm-king the settlement put together.
"It Is not our fault." said he, "that the
strike is continued. We have been or
ganized and ready to negotiate as a
be sly since the strike began. The opera
tors cannot act as a unit for some re a
son." I'resident John Me Bride received m
letter from a brewing company at
Terre Haute. Ind., in which an offer
was made that if coal was allowed to
be mined for the company they would
pay R00 per week into the treasury of
the I'nited Mine Workers besides pay
ing the scale wages.
A brewing company at Massillon, O.,
made a piteous appeal. They had been
getting their coal from a private bank.
It is now closed. They have but little
coal, and can get none. If their cool
ing and ice-making machines are
stopped such an enormous expense will
be put upon the company that it will
I'resident Mcllride left for Spring
field last evening without taking any
action in these cases. He calls atten
tion to the fact that the rioting miners
at Cripple Creek, Col., are gold and sil
ver miners, and do got belong to the
coal miners union.
GLUTTED STREAMS. "7
Tbe River. Emptying Into Pairft Sonne'
Full and Rnnnlne Over.
Skatti.k, Wash., May 27. The hot
weather of the past few days melted the
mountain snow and glutted all streams
flowing into Puget sound. Skagie river
is higher than for fourteen years, and
is still rising. At Mount Vernon busi
ness is suspended. The whole lower
part of the town is flooded. Fifteen
square miles of the farming land
around Mount Vernon will be
under water before night, and
crops will be inundated. Skagit
delta, more than ten square miles,
is under water anil so is Olympia march.
Hamilton. Avon and Sterling are inun
dated and it is said 3 miles of the Great
Northern tracks has been washed out.
Practically all the farming lands in
Skagit county is under water. The mills
and the electric-light plant at Mount
ernon are shut down. The Snohom
ish and Stillaguemish are rapidly ris
ing and damage is feared. The Green,
White and Puyallup rivers are bank
full, and the Northern Pacific bridge at
Biucic Junction is in danger.
IxniAY ipot I. ln1 Mi. - Tl..
. . .....j - ..TO
dead boHv of n TI nnlrnnw. mnn nnatlw
dressed, was found on the Vandal ia
tracks west of this city. There were
two friirhtful pakIim UVnut tK tkm.1
each five inches long, a deep knife
siao under the right jaw bone, two
deep cuts in the right ear and a severe
fracture of the skull at the back of the
head. About the spot where evidences
of a fearful struggle. In his right hand
tne (lead man clutched a pocket-knife
Which he had eviffontlv riranm ma.
j . .
teul himself from his murderous assail
ants. Ckalrniaa Wibon Mart lan WuMnr
W.smxoTO!, May !&. Chairman Wil
son of the house ways and means com
mittee will leave Washington this week
lor a brief season of rest. It is feared
by his friends that Mr. Wilson returned
to Washington too soon after his late
serious illness. He had not fully re
covered his strength when he left the
south, and since his arrival at the cap
ital be has become somewhat weak
ened as a result of his efforts in bring
ing np the arrears of his correspond
ence, and in other ways looking after
the affairs of his district.