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B. II. ADAMS, Publisher.
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
Ik the senate on the 13th no business of Im
portance was transacted beyond the confirma
tion, in executive session, of the Chinese treaty.
the rote standing 47 to 50 At a caucus of
democrats of the house members, shortly be
fore convening, a resolution was offered by
Speaker Crisp, which was carried, advising the
recession from the disagreement to the senate's
amendments to the Wilson bill, the passing of
the amended bill, and the introduction of sep
arate bills making coal. Iron, sugar and barbed
wire free of all duties. When the house con
vened in regular session the resolution was
carried by a vote of 130 to 21. At a session held
in the evening It passed separate bills for f res
sugar, iron, coal and barbed wire.
A message was received in the senate on the
4th from the house Informing the senate that
the bouse had passed bills placing coal, iron
ore. barbed wire and sugar on the free list, in
which it asked the concurrence of the senate.
Bills were passed promoting Commodore Louis
C Sertoli, retired, to rear admiral on the re
tired list, and authorizing soldiers' home man
agers to extend outdoor relief to veterans. The
house was not in session.
In the senate on the 19th the conference re
port on the civil service bill was presented and
adopted. A letter was read from Secretary
Carlisle In regard to the four pending bills
free Iron, coal, sugar and barbed wire declar
ing that If the four bills became laws there
would be a deficit at the end of the present
fiscal year of about 130,000,000, of which over
t28.000.000 would be caused by the free sugar
bill alone. ...In the house no business of Im
portance was transacted beyond the introduc
tion of a resolution by Gen. Black In regard to
silver coinage, who asked for unanimous con
sent fonts immediate adoption, but It was
referred to the committee.
In the senate on the 16th a Joint congratula
tory resolution from the United States to Ha
waii was adopted. Tariff bills relating to
sugar and other articles in dispute were re
ferred to a committee, and Senator Hill's
measure providing for the exclusion and de
portation of alien anarchists was passed with
out division In the house there was but a
bare quorum present. The deficiency appro
priation bill was further considered, as also
was the sliver coinage resolution.
In the senate on the 17th a motion was made
to appoint Senator White to the vacancy on the
finance committee caused by the death of Sen
ator Vance. Senator Murpjv was also put in
nomination, but nnder the rules the nomlna
tlons went over. The conference report on the
deficiency bill was submitted There wgs
hardly a quorum In the house, as members
were anxious to get away and were leaving on
every train. No business of Importance was
The Methodist jubilee convention,
to celebrate the fiiftieth anniversary
of the establishment of the first con
ference in Iowa, convened at Cedar
Rapids with 2,000 delegates in at
tendance. It was reported at Bridgeville, Del.,
that a sailboat had capsized in the bay
and that twenty-two persons had lost
Fletcher Robbixs, the pugilist who
was badly beaten in a fight with James
Lindsay, died of his injuries at Platts
Striking Pullman employes were
said to be on the verge of starvation,
the relief store having closed for lack
of supplies. V
The National League of Colored
Democrats met in Indianapolis, Ind.,
and greetings were sent to President
Fierce forest fires were ragiDg in
the vicinity of Meadville, Pa., and al
ready a large tract had been burned
The tariff bill, signed by the presid
ing officers of both houses, was taken
to the president by Representative
Pearson, of Ohio.
An address to colored voters, urging
them to cat loose from the republican
party, was issued by the Negro Na
tional Democratic league in session at
Frank Prateneh, living near Kala
mazoo, Mich., mistook his wife for a
burglar and shot her. She died in his
The wholesale grocery store of R. C.
Williams & Co. at New York was de
stroyed by fire, entailing a loss of fully
Mines in the Massillon (O.) district
will be consolidated so as to operate
them more cheaply.
The malthouse of Busch &, Epps was
totally destroyed by fire in Chicago,
incurring a loss of $100,000.
Otto Zebgter, of California, broke
the mile record at the Denver bicycle
tournament by going a mile in 2:09 1-5.
V. L. Stimal and Fred C Tnhrman
have broken the 200-mile bicycle rec
ord by making the. run from Buffalo to
Erie in 15 hours and 20 minutes.
The labor commission appointed by
President Cleveland to investigate the
causes which lead to the recent rail
road strike convened in Chicago.
Mrs. Miller and her 18-months-old
babe were murdered at Seattle. Wash.,
by thieves, who afterward fired the
home to conceal their crime.
A quarrel over a dog trade resulted
in the loss of three lives at Le
The grand jury of Shelby county,
'Tenn., found 533 indictments in two
days against persons charged with sell
ing liqnor without licenses.
Govkrmmekt officials have decided to
send enough warships to Corea to pro
tect American interests during the
Naval regulations hare been
changed reversing the policy of per
mitting right of asylum for political
refugees on American vessels.
Mr.s. M. Brown, of Omaha, Neb.,
was fatally burned by a gasoline ex
plosion. She attempted to fill the
tank without turning off the flames.
Jason Cole, living on a farm near
Byannis. Neb., was found sitting ou
his mower in the hay field, dead. He
had been shot through the head by
come unknown person.
Reports to the director of the mint
how that since July 1 the number of
. ilver dollars coined amounted to 883.
000, of which 410,000 were coined since
. The constitutional convention of
Kew York decided by a decisive ma
jority upon removing the $5,000 limit
or damages by the loss of life.
The northwestern interstate fair
which includes the states of Washing
ton, Oregon, Idaho. Montana, British
Columbia and Alaska was dedicated
with appropriate cremonies at Tacoma.
President Cleveland left Washing
ton for Gray Gables to avoid a severe
case of malaria which he was threat
During a quarrel at Riverside. Ky.,
between Edwin Lemasters and wife, a
son. W. L. Lemasters, shot and instant
ly killed his father.
J. M. Loggan, a notorious incendi
arv, who has destroyed property worth
thousands of dollars, was arrested at
Four Detroit (Mich.) school inspec
tors, charged bv Mayor Pingree with
having received bribes, were pat under
bonds of $5,000 each.
Aldace F. Walker was appointed
receiver of the Santa Fe road in the
place of President J. W. Reinhart, who
Residents of Buffalo. N. Y.. saw the
City of Toronto. 56 miles distant, pic
tured in a remarkable mirage of the
Charles Georoet. an engineer of
Hoboken. has discovered old deeds en
titling him to valuable real estate in
II kirs of Richard Bishop in Pitts
burgh will lay claim to ten acres in
the heart of Indianapolis, Ind., worth
Christopher Bernhardt, of Buffalo.
N. Y-, aged 87. despondent over the
loss of his wife, committed suicide at
Titus broke two world's competitive
bicycie records at Denver, riding a mile
in 2:10 S-5 and five miles in 12:19.
A coTroN expert estimates, after a
trip over the entire state, that the crop
in Texas will be about 2,500,000 bales,
or one-half million bales over last year.
At the joint convention of the popu
list and labor parties at Columbus. O.,
a state ticket was nominated headed
by Charles R. Martin for secretary of
Dr. J;hin Seaton, one of the most
prominent physicians and specialists
of Indiana, was found dead in bed at
his heme at Fort Wayne.
Bank Examiner Miller, while tem
porarily insane, shot himself through
tbo temple at Altoona, Pa.
David Hall, of Jonesville. Va., was
shot and killed by Tom Denny. 13
years old. Hall had Denny indicted
for abusing his child and Denny took
his revenge in the murder.
The Commercial & Savings bank of
Ludington, Mich., suspended business
by order of its president, Antoine E.
The body of Col. Lang C. Winston,
of Passadcna, Cal.. who was lost in a
snowstorm last November while with
a hunting party up the San (id "oriel
canyon, has been found.
Charles Robinson, first elected gov
ernor of Kansas, died at his home in
W. G. Tavlor was hanged at New
burn, Va., for the murder of his wife.
TnE Cunurd line steamer Campr.uia,
which arrived at New York from Liv
erpool, made the passage ia 5 clays 0
hours and 29 minutes, the fastest time
There were 226 business failures in
the United States in the seven davs
ended on the 17th, against 251 the week
previous and 455 in the corresponding
time in 1893.
The first bale of cotton of this year's
crop, from Eagle Point, Miss., was sold
at auction in Memphis for ten cents a
Ben Reed, arrested on suspicion at
Terre Haute. Ind., for the murder and
robbery of a man named Henderson,
has confirmed his guilt. Six dollars
and a half was all the money he found
on his vict'in.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week aided on the 17th aggregated
5790.683,185, against 5774.451,980 the
previous week. The decrease, com
pared with the corresponding week in
1893. was 8.0.
New Jersey's legislature is to be
petitioned to permit the consolidation
of Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken,
Orange, Paterson and Passaic.
At a soldier's reunion at Oblong,
I1L, David Eaton wantonly killed Don
ald McDonald and wounded John
In a speech before the bimetallic
conference at Washington Congress
man Bryan recommended the dropping
of all other issues but that of free
United States Judge Caldwell has
ordered the Santa Fe receivers to pay
employes promptly, borrowing money
A double wedding was celebrated at
Pa no. 111., in which Edward Munday
and Thomas Ellison were married to
each other's divorced wife.
Appropriations made by the present
congress are S-i9.3O0.169 less than those
of its predecessor.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL,
Indiana democrats in state conven
tion at Indianapolis nominated a ticket
headed by George F. Reinhard and J. F.
Dailey for Justices of the supreme
court. The platform denounces tariff
protection of every kind; declares Mc
Kinleyistn to be the cuuse of the finan
cial depression; favors arbitration be
tween employes and employers, reaf
firm the belief that both gold and sil
ver should be used as a money standard;
indorses the administration of Presi
dent Cleveland, especially his course
in maintaining law and order, and in
dorses the administration of Gov. Mat
The Missouri republicans state con
vention in session at Excelsior Springs
nominated a ticket headed by W. M.
Robinson for supreme judge.
The Ohio democratic state commit
tee have decided to hold the state con
vention in Columbus on September 18
Ohio democrats will hold their state
convention in Columbus on September
IS and IB.
. Gov. Fishback. of Arkansas, received
a telegram from Clifton R. Breckin
ridge resigning his seat in congress. A
special election to fill the vacancy has
Veen celled far September &
Congkession ji . nominations were
made on the 15th as follows: Wiscon
sin, Ninth district. Alexander Stawart
(rep.); Fourth. Theobold Otjen (dem.).
Arkansas, Second district. John S. Lit
tle (dem). Virginia. Ninth district,
James A. Walker (rep.); First, W. A.
Jones (dem.); Sixth, Peter J. Otey
(dem.). North Carolina. Fifth district,
Thomas Settle (rep.): Fourth, Charles
M. Cooke (dem.). Indiana. Sixth dis
trict. Thompson Harris (pop.l West
Virginia. Third district, J. H. Huling
(rep.). Nebraska. Fourth district, J.
E. Hainer (rep.).
Congressional nominations were
made as follows on the lth; Virginia.
Sixth district. Hampton Hoge (rep.);
Sever.th district. R. J. Walker (rep.);
EighUi district, E. E. Meredith (dem.);
Tenth district. D. H. Tucker (dem.).
Michigan. Second district. George
Spaulding (rep.); Seventh district, N.
B. Farnsworth pop.). Missouri. Tenth
district, M. C. Ellison (dem.); Eighth
district. W. C. Aldridge (pop.). Flori
da, First district. JS. R. Spark man
(denu). Mississippi, Sixth district. C.
H. Hawthorn (pop.). Kentucky, Sec
ond district. J. I). Clardey (dem.). Ne
braska, First district, 4. B. Strode
(rep.). Pennsylvania, Twenty-eighth
district, W. C. Arnold (rep.), v
The reform convention, in session at
Columbia. S. C, nominated J. G. Evans
David B. Culberson was nominated
for governor by Texas democrats in
state coneention at Dallas.
The First district republican con
gressional convention, after being in
session two nights and two days at
Nebraska City. Neb., nominated Jesse
B. Strode on the 1,230th ballot.
The death of Burton C. Cook, ex
congressman and one of the makers
of history in Illinois, occurred in
Evanston. He twice placed Abraham
Lincoln in nomination for the pres
In an explosion in a fireworks fac
tory at Konigsberg, Germany, three
persons were killed and several were
Arrangements were made in Berlin
to loan China $50,000,000. German and
English bankers would furnish the
Continued wet weather has done
great damage to crops in England.
The potato blight in its most virulent
form prevailed in many districts of
A steamer which arrived at Victoria.
B. C, brought news of the death of
the king of Siam. He was aged 55
years, and had occupied i.he throne
since 1808. He was the father of
Explorer Wellman reports having
discovered much new country on his
polar expedition, end will again go
north next year.
Oriental advices are to the effect
that a great battle was fought be
tween Chinese and Japanese troops in
Corea. anil that thousands were killed
on both sides.
Many tin plate nrks in south Wales
which have becu eksed for some time
were preparing to resume work in view
of the passage of the tariff bill in
The Kaffir rclellion in South Africa
is spreading. Many women and chil
dren have been killed and much prop
An anarchist plot against the life oc
Premier Dupuy. of France, was dis
Covered by detectives. The reds were
warned and escaped.
The rebellion in Venezuela has come
to an end. Amnesty will be granted
to all insurgents.
In th senate, on the iSth, a resolu
tion offered by Mr. Murphy (N. Y.) de
claring the enactment of further legis
lation on contested matters at this ses
sion impracticable and that congress
should adjourn at the earliest possible
day was passed. Mr. Manderson's
amendment to Mr. Grav's resolution to
report back the free sugar bill with
sugar still frea and with a provision
continuing the sugar bounty was lost
tor want of a qaorum. Mr. Unte
(dem., Cal.) was appointed to the va
cancy on the finance committee with
out opposition The house was not
in session on the ISth.
Another effort is to be made bv
Charles Fair, son of the late millionaire
senator, to get Sl,O00,00( of his father's
estate. He began proceedings for that
purpose on the 13th. in the probate
branch of the superior court in San
t rancisco. The amount represents the
aggregate legacy to his deceased
brother James and himself.
The statement of the New York as
sociated banks for the week ended the
18th shows the following changes:
Reserve, increase, $$03,800; loans, in
crease, St.fi7G.100; specie, decrease. S24.
300; legal tenders, increase, Sl.791,200;
deposits, decrease, 53,852,400; circula
tion, decrease, S3,500.
Br the special order of their king a
cumber of Coreans accompanied the
Japanese troops to Yashan and took
part in the fight there, showing that
the Corean king sides with Japan
against his former suzerain.
Disastrous forest fires have again
broken out in the Slogan mining dis
trict of British Columbia. The build
ings of the Noble Five and new Dead
Man mines, in the path of the flames,
have been destroyed.
The sudden " appointment of Mr.
Kurino as Japanese minister to the
United States has elicited much com
ment from the vernaclar press of Ja
pan, which is inclined to connect it
with Corean affairs.
The pupils ofthe fencing masters in
Japan are petitioning the government
to form them into a corps of swords
men and send them "toct off the pig
tailed heads of the Chinamen."
On the 11th the banks of New York
held SG7,S06,650 in excess of the re
quirements of the 25-per-cent. rule.
Chief Malabocu and 200 of his fol
lowers have been imprisoned at Pre
toria, South Africa.
Numerous cases of cholerine have
been reported in Paris.
The whole of the Servian cabinet
resigned on the ISth. ,
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
A Noted Flre-jtuff Under Arrest
Francis M. Loggan, an incendiary
with a remarkable record, is under ar
rest at Kansas City.
Be set fire to lumber yards in Kansas City,
and was arrested. The story told by Loggan
has no parallel In the history of criminals.
He left home when a boy of 10, and early in
his wanderings was arrested and imprisoned
on the charge of vagrancy. When he retrained
his liberty he began, for revenge, a
career of crime, vowing to destroy as
much property as possible. That was
over thirty years ago. and since
that time he has burned buildings In many
states, and has served seventeen years In peni
tentiaries. A few days ago he went to Odessa,
Mo., and met his father, whom he had not seen
since he quit his home in 1801. From Odessa
he went to Kansas City to kindle a blaze and
pave the way for another term in the peni
tentiary, outside of which he feels lost, and is
unable to make a living. He says of himself:
"I served four years and four months in the
penitentiary at Michigan City. Ind.. for setting
fire to a train of cars at Indianapolis. On the
th of June. 1S92, I went to the Provincial
prison at Kingston. Oat., on a seven-year sen
tence for firing a canal-boat lock at St. Cath
erine, Can. I set lire to the lock at night,
and when it was blazing good I ran
down the wharf a short distance and
fired a big lumber yard. They caught
me for this, and I served a full sentence
of seven years. During the big strike in Penn
sylvania in 1877 1 set tire to a train of cars on
the Pennsylvania Central. That's one of the
biggest jobs I ever did. I fired a big barn In
Manchester, N. H.. and another in Rhode
Island. They were both full of horses. I set a
pile of cotton bales on fire in New Orleans and
got four years in Baton Rouge for the job."
The State University.
There has recently been organized in
Columbia a new school, known as the
The academy is the connecting link between
the public schools and the state university. In
accordance with the action of the legislature,
the preparatory department of the university
was abolished a year ago. and as there was nc
articulated high school in Columbia at that
time many students found it impossible
to enter the university, and were
competed to go elsewhere to make
up their preparatory work. This year
the university academy will be ready to take
charge of all students who can not enter the
university, and will lit them for the freshman
classes of that institution. The members of
the faculty of the new school are graduates of
the Missouri university, and all are teachers oi
experience. The college building is located in
the university addition, just west of the uni
versity campus, and is the site of the old Co
lumbia college. The new school will op?n
September 10 this year, simultaneously with
the Missouri university. The outlook for the
academy seems bright, and a large attendance
Members of the Christian church of thi
state have in view the establishment of a Bible
college in connection with the state university
A financial committee has been appointed, and
before many days the funds will be raised.
None but the best talent will be employed in
the intended collese. Rev. T. P. Hallcy. ol
Kansas City, who is now in Euroiie. will devote
his time to enlisting the help of moneyed men
in the enterprise when he returns to this coun
try. The church has one Bible college at Can
ton. Mo., but the Columbia movement is in
tended to give young men studying for the min
istry the advantage of the higher education to
be acquired in the ministry.
Nominated For Congress.
The democrats of the Eighth district
have nominated Hon. R. P. Bland for
congress. Mr. Bland is now serving
his eleventh term. The republicans
have nominated Joel I). Hubbard,
The Eighth district is composed of the
counties of ( allaway, Camden. Cole,
CH)per, Dallas, Laclede, Maries, Miller,
Moniteau. Morgan, Osage. Phelps and
Pulaski, and was carried at the last
congressional election by Mr. Bland
over W. H. Murphy by a vote of 18.027
The republicans of the Third district
have nominated Judge G. II. Orton. of
IVinceton, to oppose Mr. Dockery. The
Third district consists of the eounties
of Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, LeKalb
Davies. Gentry, Harrison, Mercer, Ray
and Worth. Last congressional elec
eion the vote was: Dockery, dem., 18,749;
Birch, rep., 15,288; Recce, peo., 4,809.
Swamp Land Sale Held to lie Legal.
Judge Wear, of the Butler county cir
cuit court, has denied a suit in equity
for injnntion to restrain the county
judges from making a patent to over
10.000 acres of swamp land to Geo. B.
Wheeler, at the price of i.C5 per acre,
filed in behalf of Butler county by the
prosecuting attorney. The petition
alleged that the transaction was fraud
ulent, the sale being made in the ab
sence of, and without the knowledge
of. higher and better bidders. The
court held f hat the sale was to all in
tents and purposes a private one, and
was bona-fide. A number of St. Louis,
and other capitalists have been nego
tiating for its purchase.
Veterans Get Together.
The grand army veterans of Bates,
Cedar, St. Clair and Vernon counties
held a reunion at Fair Haven Springs,
Vernon County. The supper was a re
past of beans, hard tach and black
coffee. Ten bushels of beans were
cooked. Fully 4,000 people were pres
ent. A rthor-Malone
Rev. S. T. Arthur, rector of St. John's
Episcopal church of Cape Girardeau,
and Miss Daisv Malone, of the same
citv, were married at Eureka Springs,
Death of a Soulard.
Mrs. James G. Soulard, member of a
well-known St. Louis family, and for
many years a resident of St. Louis
died at Galena, at the age of 90 years.
Lost an Arm.
Jack Campbell, a section hand, went
to sleep on the track of the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas near Clayton. Vernon
county, and his arm was cut off.
The remains of the suicide found in
the Meramec river near Pacific, August
4. were identified as those of Edward
Uird, of Jefferson county.
Tald In Full.
A run was made on the Farmers' and
Merchants' bank of Piedmont by its
depositors living at Greenville. All ac
counts were paid in full.
Mmes and Horses Cremated.
A. B. Hensley, residing about 7 miles
northeast of Montgomery, lost his fine
barn by fire. Five mules and three
horses were burned.
An I'nusoal Case.
Ben j. Hoffman, of Sedalia. was struck
by lightning and was thought to have
been killed. He revived in a few hours
Bud may recover.
Mrs. Mary Hays, aged 72, died at
The apple, crop of Carroll county for
1804 is valud at $150,000.
The counvy farm of Callaway county
is a fine track of 320 acres.
Hog cholera is killing a large num
ber of hogs in Vernon county.
J. O. McBride and Miss May Ruclcer
were married at arrensburg.
The Gcrmania Sa?ngerbund of Spring-
nelu will erect a handsome hall.
George Shutters and Miss Minnie
Jones were married at Hannibal.
William C. Aldridge of Moniteau
county, was nominated for congress by
Many farmers from Illinois and Iowa
will settle near Rich Hill, Bates coun
ty, this fall.
Clark county has not yet received
any of the $00, COO of tax money from
the K. Jfc W. road.
The Holiness camp meeting began on
the gravel road near Farmington, Au
gust 10, to continue twelve days.
The La Plata Universal ist church.
Rev. C. L. Ball, pastor, is conducting a
very successful protracted meeting.
The united grand commandery
Knights Templar (colored), Missouri
jurisdiction, was held at Independence.
Miss Beulah Harris of Sedalia, who
is in New York receiving a musical ed
ucation, is said to be a very promising
The Macon County Teachers' associa
tion will meet at La Plata again next
summer. Macon made a bid for the
meeting of 1895.
When the Houck railroad extension
is completed to Caruthersville it will
connect Dunklin county and the Mis
sissippi river by a short route.
Miss Laura Kelso, an accomplished
lady of Jacksonville, will have charge
of the musical department of the acad
emy at Leonard, Shelby county.
The meeting of the State Democratic
Press association, which was to be held
at Pertle Springs August 24. has been
postponed until September 6 and 7.
The board of trade of Pleasant Hill
will make a mechanical, agricultural,
horticultural and floricultural exhibit
at the St. Louis exposition in Septem
ber. A blind boy was awarded the prize
for bringing the largest number of new
scholars to the Sunday-school of the
Methodist church, south, at West
Mrs. John P. Fisher has brought suit
against the city of Hannibal, claiming
damages in the amount of 83,500 for in
juries received, the result of a defective
John Turner, the fine sheep raiser
near Shelbyville, captuves all the pre
miums at local fairs. . His herds took
the leading prizes at the Columbian ex
position. Robert T. Thompson, a Clay county
negro, lived seventy-four years to die
from the sting of a vellow jacket. He
was passing through a corn field when
the jacket stung him on the back of his
County Judge Nevitt, having failed
to secure the democratic nomination of
St. Clair county, is ready to return to
jail and serve out his term for refusing
to make the tax levy ordered by Judge
Gov. Stone has appointed W. Z Car
ter collector of revenue for Reynolds
county, vice Richard Pitts resigned,
and Y llliam Hallock public administra
tor of Harrison county, vice Joseph C.
Miss Comstock, who is president oi
the Comstock Banking Co., of Green
Citv, and cashier of the Comstock Castle
bank of -Greencastle, Sullivan county,
is probably one of the youngest bank
officers in the country.
When the bridge is bnilt over the
Missouri river at Jefferson City many
thousands of bushels of wheat grown in
Callaway county, which is now shipped
to other points will be hauled to Jef
ferson City by the farmers.
Reulien Atkins, of McDonald county.
says stones as large as a walnut fell on
the roof of his house during a rain
storm. He believes his house is
haunted, as strange noises are heard
and queer things take place therein.
Rev. Hemingway, of the Presbyterian
church, and Kev. Wainwright, of the
Methodist church, of Carthage, went
to Washington to fight the confirma
tion of Postmaster B. F. Thomas who
is mixed up in the Russell scandal at
Joe K. Hubbard, aged 22, living 7
miles north of Clinton, near Hunting-
dale, who worked for a neighbor, went
home August 2 and asked his brother
to work in his place, saying he was not
feeling well and wanted to rest a few
days. He left, and from that day no
trace of him can be found.
William Benjamin, single and aged
22 years a resident of Sedalia, was
struck bv lightning and fatally injured
while loading wood 3 miles south of
the citv. The mark extends from the
temple down the entire right side of
the body to the foot, and resembles a
welt raised by a whip lash.
The republican editors met at Excel
sior Springs and completed the organi
zation of the Missouri Republican Edi
torial league and officers as follows:
President, H. E. Robinson, of the Mary
ville Republican; treasurer, (J. N.
Stille, of the Unionville Republican;
secretary, II. F. Lincoln, of the Lin
coln News. A vice-president was named
from each of the fifteen congressional
districts in the state.
A bit? camp-meeting has been opened
at Roache's grove, south of St. Joseph,
which is being attended by people from
20 to 30 miles around. A tent with a
seating capacity of 2,000 is erected for
the accommodation of the visitors who
come in all manner of conveyances and
At a meeting of the beard of perma
nent seat of government bids were re
ceived and opened for furnishing the
capitol, supreme court building and
executive mansion with coal for the en
suing year. The contract was awarded
to A. W. Fellows ol the Uexington
Coal Co., at $2.54f per ton, deliverae" in
the state sheds.
A GLOOMY VIEW.
Chinese Losing Faith In the Impregnalll
Ity of Wei-Hal-Wei Foreign Workmen
Leaving Their Arsenals, and tbe Feeling
Against Them Kooning- High. v.
Loxdos, Aug. 2a The Shanghai
correspondent of the Central News
gives a gloomy view of affairs at Wei-Hai-Wei.
the fortified city on the Shan
Tung promontory. There is little
doubt that the Japanese intend to at
tack this Chinese stronghold shortly, '
despite tbe tradition of the Chinese)
that the place is impregnable. The
lights along the promontory have been,
extinguished and the buoys have been,
removed, and the Chinese are con
stantly adding to the defenses by lay
ing torpedoes and submarine mines.
Nevertheless on three successive
nights last week Japanese torpedo
boats entered the harbor and reccn
noitered the forts. The crews of the
Chinese torpedo boats which He in the
harbor, had no inkling of the nearness
of the enemy until the Japanese ves
sels were leaving. The Wei-Hai-Wei
forts then opened fire, but it was tx
late to accomplish anything.
The success of these three Japanese
expeditions has shaken greatly the
confidence of the army in the impreg
nability of Wei-Hai-WeL The supposi
tion is that the Japanese are preparing
for a combined land and sea attack on
the stronghold. The garrison is being
increased to meet such an attack and
heavy guns are being added to the
artillery in the interior line of de
fenses. The foreigners who were employed
in the Wei-Hai-Wei arsenal are leaving
the place. Nearly all the Englishman
and Scotchmen have gone, and within
a few days only natives are likely to be
left in the shops. The feeling against
foreigners is running high among the
military in the city. The soldiers have
fired several times upon foreigners who
were leaving the shops and have
been checked only with diffi
culty be their officers. Often the
foreigners are insulted as they depart
None of them have been wounded as
yet, but their escape has been almo t
solely due to the strenuous efforts of
the officers who have been charged
with the responsibility for their safety.
The main Japanese squadron has
been sighted again in the gulf of Pe
The natives of the seaports have
been forbidden to use Japanese coin
THE EZETA CASE.
The Warrants for His Arrest Not Yet Ar
rived from AYashlngton.
Sax Fraxcisco, Aug. 18. The war
rants upon which it is supposed Gen.
Ezeta will be arrested have not yet
reached the city. Attorneys who rep
resent the Salvadorean government
have not heard from them, and the
federal officials are in the dark even as
to the status of the case. The first
discussion of the matter between offi
cials occurred this morning when
United States District Attorney Garler
visited the office of Commissioner Hea-
cock. He discussed the Ezeta case and
said that unless the government had
discovered that it had made a
mistake in giving Ezeta asylum on the
Bennington, and intended to restore
the case to its original status by taking
him back to San Salvador, he would
have to be tried here. The fact that
the Bennington had remained outside
territorial jurisdiction made it impossi
ble to reach him by any process; but,
should he be landed, it would not re
quire a warrant from Washington to
effect his arrest. He could be appre
hended on complaint of any one and
examined as to the charges against
him. An indictment for crimes with
which he is charsred would make a
prima facie case against him, but oth
erwise it would be necessary to pro
duce witnesses to the crime. It is un
derstood that there are such witnesses
now in this city.
The Great Twenty-Five Mil Road
Denver, Col., Aug. 20. At 10:07
o'clock yesterday morning the great
twenty-five mile road race was started
over the Sand Creek-Brighton course,
under a cloudless sky. There were
nearly 100 entries and the greatest en
thusiasm was manifested. Thousands
of wheelmen lined the route and many
more, crowded in coaches followed the
riders closely, the road layii:g along
the Union Pacific tracks. The riders
strung along the road for the first two
miles out from the start, forming a
long line of revolving wheels and rain
Murphy, in light blue, led the four
other scratch men. There wasa great
deal of disappointment over the failure
of Callahan, Zeigler, Van Wagner,
Hamilton and other good men to start.
The visitors in the crowd pinned their
faith to Murphy, Gardner, Bird, Ham
bridge and Dodson, the scratch men,
while the Denver people were sanguine
that Banks with his eleven-minute
handicap, and Renshaw, Gerwing and
Trask, who were in the seven and six-
minute classes respectively, would
render a good account of themselves.
It was a pretty spectacle as seen
from the train windows and hundreds
of glasses were leveled at the riders.
L. H. Dodson (11-minute) of Canon
City, Col., won the race. Time, 1 hour,
22 minutes and 28 seconds. Bertie
Banks (10-minute) the Denver boy, was
second and W. E. Enright, of Sioux
City (11-minute). third. A. Gardner, of
Chicago (scratch) won the tiicj prize
making the race in 1:22:41.
THE LOUISE SEIZURE
Was Unwarranted and the Sub-Collector
Has Been Suspended.
Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 19. The official
reported on the seizure of the Ameri
can fishing schooner Louise, of San
dusky, by the Sub-Collector McCor
mick of Pelee island, end as a result
McCormick has been suspended fro:a
duty and pay. The captain of tae
Louise does not seem to have com
mitted any infraction of the 'aw and
the report says the seizure was unwar
ranted. A claim for damage will now
be in order.