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The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
James Herbebt, a clerk, killed his
rife in New York by cutting her throat
with a razor and then drowned him-
tell- Jealousy was the cause.
The risible supply of grain In the
United States on the 6th was: Wheat,
62,196,000 bushels; corn, 9,354,000 bush
els; oats, 5,816,000 bushels; rye, 127,000
bushels; barley, 402.000 bushels.
Kearlt 10,000 workmen were idle in
St. Louis on account of the combined
Strike of the hod-carriers and brick
1 he town ol Dayton, ienn., was
ruined by a cloudburst.
Ik a discussion over text-books in a
school house near Como, CoL, Ilenja
tnin R&tcliffe shot and killed Samuel
F. Taylor, L. F. McCurdy and George
D. Wyatt, constituting the school
John Swedtke and Abram de Mees
ter celebrated de Meester's 16th birth
day at Grand Rapids, Mich., by going
in swimming' and both were drowned.
Houses were swept away and many
horses, cattle and hogs were drowned
by a cloudburst at llerrington, Kan.
At itutte, Mont., City Treasurer
Simon Jacobs committed suicide on the
day that his term of office expired, lie
was said to be short 850,000.
Abthub Loom is, aged 30, and Miss
Alzora Brockway, aged 23, took their
own lives with poison in a hotel at
Rome, N. Y.
Akocments were begun in Washing
ton before the supreme court in the re
opened income tax case.
The census of the city of Buffalo, X.
Y., shows the population to be 335,700.
In attempting to cross Denton creek,
near New Orleans, La., Peter Haron
eon, his wife and daughter were
Tub Utah constitutional convention
adopted the constitution as a whole.
Fibe destroyed M. Strauss & Son's
tannery and other property in Buffalo,
N. Y., the total loss being 5250,000.
IIarbt Chester, known as the "boy
pedestrian," left Chicago on a tramp
around the world. lie will take the
eastward route, and expects to accom
plish the walk in thirty months.
A telegram from Newton, Kan., says
that twenty-five families rendered
homeless by a recent cyclone are badly
In need of help.
Ex-Mayor Potter, of Yankton, S. D.,
dropped dead while mowing his lawn.
Republican members of the Tennes
see legislature decided to visit Evans
at Chattanooga, instead of attending
the inauguration of Turney as gov
President Seth Low, of Columbia
college New York, gave that institu
Three nirxuRED of the leading manu
facturers of Georgia met at Atlanta
and organized a state manufacturers'
William P. Parkhouse was indicted
at New Orleans for importing lottery
tickets. It is a test case, the first one
under the Hoar law passed by the last
Eight members of a "green goods'
gang were arrested at Hillsdale, Mich.
Bourbon Wilkes, the great trotting
sire owned by James Miller, at Sunny
Side, near Paris. Ky., died from abscess
of the lungs.
The forty-sixth annual convention of
the American Medical association
opened at Baltimore with delegates
present from every slate in the union.
Charles Garrett was hanged at
Lebanon, Pa., for murdering his wife.
Five of the largest coal mining com
panies in northern Illinois nave coin
bined in a ngnt lor business against
their competitors in other sections.
The little historic church built by
Gen. Andrew Jackson and his wife
near the hermitage, Nashville, Tenn.,
was badly damaged by a storm.
The annual report of the Ohio food
commission showed that out of 1,329
samples of food analyzed 846 were
The census of Des Moines la., shows
a population of 70,000, an increase of
20,000 since 1890.
A train on the Fort Wayne road
ran from Crestline, O., to Chicago, a
distance of 149 miles, in 2 hours and 46
Mary Sneixino and her sister Edna
were drowned at Dardanelle, Ark., by
the capsizing of a boat.
Foub hundred striking employes of
the Illinois Steel company at South
Chicago created a riot in which many
of the rioters were injured by the po
lice and twenty-six were arrested.
The international convention, of . the
Young Men's Christian association be
gan at Springfield, Mass., 500 delegates,
representing nearly forty states and
territories, being present.
Six persons were fatally burned by
the explosion of a gasoline stove and
the fire which followed in a sweat-shop
at Baltimore, Md.
The first national cat show ever held
in this country opened in Madison
Square garden. New York.
Thirteen of the largest manufactur
ers of shoes in Cincinnati met and de
cided to advance the price of shoes from
ten to twenty-five cents a pair.
Five of tlie largest coal mining com
panies in northern Illinois have formed
Two road agentscaught a stage load
of San Franciscoans on their way to the
snmmer resorts of Lake county, CaL,
and robbed them of 81,300.
The seventieth annual meeting of J
ine American Tract society was held
in New York.
The Ohio Wesleyan university, with
800 students, will absolutely prohibit
the use of tobacco after the present
Fibe in the Imperial Varnish com
pany's factory in Jersey City, N. J.,
caused a loss of 100.000,
The business portion of the town of
Elmo, Mo., was wiped out by fire.
At Columbia, S. C, Judges Simonton
and Goff decided that the provision of
the state dispensory law preventing
importations of liquor for private use
in the state was unconstitutional.
Dr. S. G. IIockeb, mayor of Stanford,
Ky., committed suicide by hanging be
cause of family troubles.
Fifty families were said to be in a
starving condition in one township in
Athens county, O.
The argument in the reopened in
come tax case was concluded at Wash
ington and the supreme court would
probably render its decision in a few
Fulton Gordon, who killed his wife
and Archie Brown, the son of the gov
ernor, whom he found in a room to
gether at Louisville, Ky., was dis
charged from custody, the judge hold
ing that his act was justifiable homi
cide. The state department at Washing
ton was informed by Consul Monoghan,
at Chemnitz, Germany, that an effort
was being made there to keep for
eigners out of the technical industrial
and industrial art schools.
John Cameron, one of the best known
men in Cincinnati, died from the ex
cessive use of cigarettes.
The Ohio-Colorado Mining and Mill-
company at Cleveland, with a capital
of 81,500,000, passed into the hands of a
The State Bankers' association in
session at Jackson, Miss., adopted by
an almost unanimous vote resolutions
opposing the free coinage of silver.
The Lexow Greater New York bill
was lost in the senate on the final
passage by a vote of yeas. 14; nays, 19.
A windstorm swept over the north'
ern part of California, doing much
damage in the fruit section.
Lightning struck a small boat in the
harbor at Duluth, Minn., and two of
the occupants, Charles Emory, of Bay
City. Mich., and George Barshaw, of
Duluth. were instantly killed.
John Ham. and Dan Henson, farmers
and rivals for the hand of a woman at
Jasper, Ala., fought near her house
and each killed the other.
Chicago's new democratic daily is to
be issued under the name of the Daily
Fred and Claude Hanner, aged 14
and 11 years, sons of F. W. Banner,
were killed by lightning while plowing
in a field near Hickory, Miss.
The Ohio Southern railroad went
into the hands of a receiver.
The comptroller of the cuVrency has
issued a call on national banks for a
statement of their condition at the
close of business May 7.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 10th aggregated
8127,123,981, against 81,094,322,85 the
previous week. The increase, com
pared with the corresponding week in
1694. was 25.6.
An explosion of coal dust in a mine
at Sopris, Col., resulted in the death of
Two attempts were made to wreck
Burlington trains near West Burling
ton, la. Ties were used, and were so
placed that both trains were stopped.
The business portion of Cereseo,
Neb., was destroyed by fire. The post
office, -bank, hotel and every business
house were entirely wiped.
The race track at Hawthorne, near
Chicago, was raided by oflicers and a
number of bookmakers were arrested.
Confederate Memorial day was gen
erally observed in the south on the
There were 227 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 10th, against 231 the
week previous and 206 in the corre
sponding time in 1894.
The Langdell gingham mills at
Philadelphia, operatedby William T.
Troth & Co., were damaged by fire to
the extent of S100.000.
The Illinois Steel company at South
Chicago threw down the gauntlet to
its striking employes by discharging
every one of thetu and announcing that
it would fill their places and start the
mills full handed.
August Teffer, married, shot and
killed Clara Herbjld, aged 20, and then
killed himself at Philadelphia. She
would not elope with him.
Matt Kaisv shot and mortally wound
ed his wife near Wellborn, Tex., and
then went across the country, 10 miles,
and shot Gus Kowe. Jealousy was the
The May returns of the department
of agriculture at Washington show an
increase in wheat of 1.5 points from
the April average, being 82.9, against
81.4 last month and 81.4 in May, 1894.
The National League of Musicians in
session at Cleveland elected Alexander
Bremner, of New York, as president.
In portions of Kansas and Nebraska
snow fell on the 10th.
Gov. Morton signed the police mag
istrates bill which legislates the New
ork police justices out of office.
1 he plan to make the American Pro
tective association an international
organization was adopted by the su
preme council in session in Milwaukee.
Biug. Gen. Thomas Lincoln Casey,
chief of engineers of the army, was re
tired, having reached the age limit, C4
years, and Lot . r. Craighill suc
An explosion of natural gas wrecked
building in Chicago and injured
A CLOUDBUBST at Massillon. O.,
washed out a number of bridges on the
Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling and
Wheeling & Lake Erie railways.
John Flood, ex-cashier of the defunct
Kelly bank of San Francisco, who em
bezzled $167,000, was sentenced to seven
One of the worst sand and dust
storms in years prevailed in Oklahoma
! and at one or two points in Kansac.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Benjamin F. Constable, at one time
assistant secretary to Daniel Webster,
died at his home in New York.
Mrs. Ebe Wildmox died at Potters
rille, O., aged 115 years.
Randall Jones (colored), aged 114
years, died at his home in West Park.
The golden anniversary of the mar
riage of Rev. D. P. and Mrs. Mary A.
Livermore was observed at theii home
Robert S. Green, ex-governor of
New Jersey, died at his home in Eliz
abeth, aged 65 years.
James A. Weston, governor of New
Hampshire in 1871 and again in 1874,
died at his home in Manchester, aged
Nathaniel Strougher, who lives
near English, ImL, celebrated his 104th
Peter Tubxet was inaugurated as
governor of Tennessee.
All the senatorial elections having
been held and the vacancies filled the
political complexion of the next United
States senate will be as follows: Re
publicans, 43; democrats, 39; popu
Col. Henry A. Dupont (rep.) was de
clared elected United States senator
on the 211th ballot in the Delaware
legislature. The matter would prob
ably be taken to the United States sen
ate for a decision.
Maj. Gex. Geobge S. Greene, the
oldest living graduate of West Point,
celebrated his 94th birthday in Brook
A. M. Hamilton, a member of the
Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth congress
es, died at bis home :n tort tNayne,
Ind., aged CI years.
Dr. J. D. Roihson, who performed
the first amputation in the war of the
rebellion, died at Yooster, O., aged
A call has been put in circulation
throughout Iowa for a democratic sil
ver convention at Des Moines June 6.
Several towns in Cuba were burned
by the insurgents.
hie tiritisii snip .barnsciiire was
wrecked on Princess island, off the
coast of China. The crew was saved.
The los-s was 8200.000.
The forests in Frontenac count.
Ontario, were ablaze and great quan
tities of fine timber were being de
King Humbert and Queen Margaret
had a narrow escape from death in a
railway wreck near Rome, Italy.
Canada is going to have an interna
tional exposition at Montreal to run
from May to October, 1S90.
Ixsubgent chiefs in Cuba were said
to have given up in despair, and the
war was considered ended.
The sealing schooner Walter A.
Earle, Capt- Louis Maghesen, of Vic
toria, B. C., was capsized in the open
sea and her crew, consisting of thirty
men, were lost
It was reported that Queen Victoria
would retire on May 24, her 70th birth
day, and that after that the prince of
Wales would reign as King Edward
A fire in the town of Galshezcez,
Hungary, destroyed 150 houses and
Confederation between Canada and
Newfoundland has been practically
Rt. Hon, Sir Robert Peel, aged 73,
who was chief secretary for Ireland
from 1801 to 105. died in London.
The annual blue book of Hawaii
shows that Americans have 825,010.000
invested on the island.
Russia, France and Germany, it was
announced, were about to increase
their naval forces in the China seas.
It was announced that China had
withdrawn her request to have the
armistice prolonged and that ratifica
tions of the treaty had been exchanged.
Ex-Queen Natalie arrived at Bel
grade after having been in exile four
It was stated in St. Petersburg, on
the 12tb, that reinforcements of RuS'
sian troops would shortly start for the
far east in consequence of the per
sistence of Japan in the temporary oc
cupation of Port Arthur, her rejection
of other concessions ind her positive
refusal to limit her naval and military
forces. The Russian government en
tertains a suspicion that England has
entered into an arrangement with
Japan by which she will obtain pos
session of one of the Pescadore islands.
dispatch from Santiago de Cuba,
n the 12th, said that Spain was throw-
ng troops into the province of San-
uigo at the rate of 2,000 or 3,000 a
week, but the insurrection was irrow-
ng apace. Within the last ten days
the situation had completely changed.
and in Cuban circles, where had been
no hope, absolute confidence of ulti
mate success now prevailed.
The area of territories ceded by
China to Japan, namely: Liao Tung
peninsula, t ormosa and Pescadores, is
30,9.10 square miles, of which 16,100
square miles represent the Liao Tung
peninsula which Japan conditionally
relinquished on the protest of Russia,
seconded by Germany and France.
The statement of the New York asso
ciated banks for the week ended the
llth showed the following changes:
Reserve, increase, 83,830,525; loans, in
crease, 84.010.100; specie, decrease.
S288.200; legal tenders, increase, 80,833,-
400: deposits, increase, 810,834,700; cir
culation, increase, 840,100.
It was said in Washington, on the
12th. that the president had decided
that Admiral Meade shall be held
strictly to account for criticising the
administration if he was correctly re
ported in the interview which was re
The managers of the Riverside tube
works at Wheeling, W. Va., the sec
ond largest in the country, posted no
tices giving all of their men, 2,200 in
number, an increase in wages of 10
per cent., to take effect on the 13th.
, The associated banks of New York
city held 831,070,100 in excess of the
requirements of the 25-per-cent rule
on the 11th.
The anti- revolution bill, introduced
by the German government, was, on
the 11th, unanimously rejected by the
The steamer City of Pekin arrived
at San Francisco, on the 12th, from the
Ex-President Seelye of Amherst
college died, on the 12th, at Amherst
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Columbia, May 8. -The Missouri
weekly crop bulletin says:
The last week was unusually warm in all sec
tions, the excess in temperature averaging
Irom 10 to 14 degrees per day. except over the
southwestern counties, where it was about 7
degrees. The drought in the central and
northwest sections has been broken by
good rains, and from one to two inches has
fallen over most of the southwestern coun
ties, greatly improving the condition of
all crops. In a number of the northeast
ern counties the rainfall for the week ex
ceeded three Inches, but over most of the
southeast section it continues dry, and st
the close of the week wheat, oats and grass
were still suffering for rain in a number of the
southern counties. Chinch bugs are doing
much damage to wheat in a number of the
central and western counties, and a few tlelds
have been plowed up. Considerable damage
by Hessian fly Is reported in some of the
southeastern counties. Oats are now general
ly doing well, except in those districts where
drought still prevails. Corn, as a rule, is com
ing up well, and in the eentral and southern
sections many fields have been plowed over
the first time. Planting has been retarded by
rain in a few counties, but Is nearing comple
tion. Cut worms are doing much damage in
some counties, especially on sod ground.
Meadows and pastures hare been greatly im
proved by the rains. Severe hail and wind
storms in the western portion of the state did
great damage to fruit.
Six Daya Without Food or Water.
A peculiar story comes from Wilton,
Mr. T. E. Glasscock, a well-known citizen of
that place, says that last December an un
known man, apparently about fio years of ate,
and giving his name as Samuel Foster, ap
plied to him for aid, saying that he was sick
and without friends. Mr. (Jlascock took him
in and nursed him at his house until he recov
ered. This took several months, during which
time the stranger paid his board from money
received from an unknown source. The
stranger disappeared, and diligent search
was made. but it was not until
the other day that be was found. While put
ting hay in his toft lilascock found the old man
lying unconscious in the hay. where he had
been for six days without food or water. It is
supposed that his mind had become unbal
anced, and he had wandered into the loft,
where he became too weak to return. He no
lies at the point of death at the home of Mr.
Glascock. Nothing is known of him except,
according to his own statement, he is a native
of Indiana. He is of distinguished bearing, and
has apparently seen better days.
Death of Inventor Lara.
Andrew H. Lucas the inventor of
the Lucas ship, died in the St, Louis
city hospital, aged 59.
He was the inventor of the Lucas shiD. a ves
sel mat is umerent from most shiDs in this.
that it is equipped with an adiustable keel.
The advantage of this arrangement is that the
Lucas ship can navigate rivers, lakes and shal.
low bays with the same case that it sails the
ocean, making sea ports of cities situated far
inland, but on the bunks of a navigable river.
ine scneme. deemed by many practical, has
never been given a thorough test Worn
out with waiting for the culmination of his
plans and dreams, and made heart weary and
mind sick over repeated failure, he at last suc
cumbed to these baneful influences, and died
DCiore nis snip bus been proven a nracticahil-
ity. For twenty years he strove ami labored
to establish the practicability of his ship, only
to be baffled at every turn. For twenty years
be hoped on. dreamed on. struggled on. only at
last to be overwhelmed in the strife. Ho
dreamed of ocean steamers plowing up to the
wnarves of inland cities on the banks of navt
gable rivers, lie dreamed of wealth and faiua.
uui mcy neu oeiore nun like an ignus fatuus.
Shot by a Jealous Wife.
Miss Anna Johnson was shot and
fatally wounded by Mrs Frank Collins.
Miss Johnson is from Fort Smith. Ark., and
is allegea to have been successful in winning
me aneciion 01 .Mrs. Collins- husbinil. Kn-
raged with jealousy. Mrs. Collins provided her
self with a revolver, and. meeting Jliss John
son on the street, deliberately shot her. The
ball struck just below the lower rib on the
left siile and penetrated into the stomach.
Mrs. Collins surrendered to the officers.
An Awful Fall.
John G. Chandler, one of the most
prominent attorneys in St. Louis, met
an instantaneous death by falling from
the seventh iloor of the Security build
ing, at the southwest corner of Fourth
and Locust streets, through an eleva
tor shaft to the marble-floored base
ment, a distance of at least 75 feet. As
he started down the shaft, head first,
he screamed "O, my God!"
State University Commencement.
ArchbishoD Kain, of St. Louis, will
not deliver the university address dur-
ng the commencement exercises of the
Missouri State university next June,
as was intended. He declined, and in
his place the address will le delivered
by President Kean of the Catholic
university, Washington. 1). C.
F.x-ISank Cashier Arrested.
Ebb T. Wells, cashier of the defunct
Willow Springs bank, was arrested the
other night and taken to West Plains
on the chanre of receiving denosita
when he knew his bank was in an in
solvent condition. He was placed un
der 815,000 bond for his appearance at
tne next term of circuit court.
The executive committee of the Mis
souri Poultry association lias decided
to hold the next annual show at Ex
position Music hall, in St Louis. De
cember 9 to 11, inclusive, with the St.
Louis Poultry club.
Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Vanwagner, of
Sedalia, the other night celebrated the
fiftieth anniversary of their marriage,
and also the like anniversary of Mr.
Vanwagncr's ordination into the min
istry. County Fonda Let.
The Henry county conrt let the de
posits of the county funds to the high
est bidder, Citizens' bank of Windsor.
It will net the county S::,000 anually.
l ontid Dead in a ItttWiriiy.
Wm. Fletcher, an old cilizcn of Ne
vada, aged 73, was found dead in a
hallay leading to his bed room.
Apoplexy was the probable cause.
Women's Foreign Missions.
The Missouri conference ot the Wom
in's Foreign Missionary society of the
M. E. church, south, was held at Co
lumbia, and was well attended.
An Aged Widow Horned to Death
Mrs. Mary Kelly, aged S3, a widow,
19 South Tenth street, St Louis, was
so badly burned while starting a fire
that she died in a few hours.
Proposed Stcpheus College Chapel.
Columbia Baptists have subscribed
2,000 towards a 10,000 chapel for
Stephens college, the Missouri Baptist
sollege lor young women.
Jefferson Crrr. May 7. Without a word of
debate the house last evening refused to con
cur in the senate amendments to the election
law introduced in the house by Mr. Spencer, of
St. Louis. These amendments simply substi
tuted the St. Louis safety committee bill for
the spencer measure.
Speaker Russell ruled that the house could
amend a senate amendment, and then the roll
was called, and 71 republicans voted to reject
the amendments and 41 democrats voted
The senate was not In session when this ac
tion was taken and consequently nothing
further could be done yesterday, it Is sup
posed the senate will adhere to its amendments
and ask for a conference committee.
Jefferson Citt. May 8. Senate Fellow.
servant legislation was the chief topic, of dis
cussion in the legislature yesterday. The sen
ate disposed of its measures on the subject for
the time being by making two pending bills a
special order fori o'clock Thursday.
In the house there was a long debate, many
roll-calls, and adjournment was not reached
until well along in the afternoon. Mr. David
son, of Marion, precipitated the trouble
by offering a resolution requiring
the committee on labor to report all fellow-servant
bills back to the bouse forth
with. He made a bitter speech against what
he termed the unnecessary delay of the com
mittee. He said the friends of fellow-servant
legislation do not intend to allow these meas
ures to go by default. He Anally offered to
amend the resolution by requiring the com
mittee to report at 10:30 o'clock to-day.
Jefferson Citt, May . Senate When
the xenate met yesterday morning Senator
Peers, chairman of the committee on criminal
jurisprudence, reported the anti lobby bill
agreed upon Tuesday.
Senator Morton wanted the amendments
printed before the senate adopted them.
On this point the senate argued at length.
Senators Klene and Peers wanted to proceed
at once, and insisted there was no cause for de
lay. Senators Morton, Yeatcr, Love. Kennish,
Gray. Lyman and Landrum opposed the
amendment making it lawful for newspapers
to lampoon or caricature members of the
legislature. They claimed It was unconstitu
tional. It was defeated, and the other amendments
were debated until noon, and left pending.
The measure was finally defeated by a vote
of 13 to ia
Senator Goodykoontz introduced a bill creat
ing the office of state promoter of legislation.
Hol-se Mr. Spencer, of St. Louis, presented
a telegram from sixty-four members of the St.
Louis safety committee, asking the enactment
of the safety committee election law. He also
presented a protest signed by Wm. M. Horton,
C F. Wenneker, C. II. Sampson, F. O. Jfiedring
haus and F. U. Hrownell, well-known citizens
of St. Louis.
After a long debate a motion to print the
matter was tallied. "J to 51
The committee on engrossment reported
DacK tne bouse anti-bribery bllL
Mr. Kyler. of St. Louis, offered a resolution
requesting Gov. Stone to emoowcr the assem.
bly to legislate in favor of cheaper school text
books. The resolution was adopted by a viva
Jefferson Crrr. May 10 Yesterday Mr.
Baskett moved that the special order, the fel
low-servant bills, be laid over until 3 p.m.
Senator Iiaskett said his object In making
tne motion was to afford some parties inter
ested In fellow-servant legislation an oppor
tunity to De heard.
A viva voce vote was then taken and the mo
rhe general appropriation bill was read at
length and signed.
Horse The house adjourned without having
Jefferson Citt. May II. Senate Yester
day Senator Wurdeman rose to a question of
personal privilege and stated that he was ab
sent when the vote on the anti-lobby bill was
taken. He wanted to go on record as being op
posed to the bill, and all other '-fool" bills.
The request was granted.
Senator Iiaskett presented a petition asking
for the passage of a railroad fellow-servant
After seven minutes' session, the senate ad
journed until the 13th.
House A memorial resolution was adopted
roneernrng the oeath of Representative J. B.
Old. of Oregon county.
Nothing of importance was transacted, and
the house adjourned till the 13th.
A Welshman proposes to
ship that will have a speed of
an hour. The boat will be
long and 50 feet wide, with a
torn and wedge-shaped bow and stern;
of 10,000 tons displacement, and with
eight paddle-wheels on each side, each
making seventeen revolutions a min
A stained glass window in memory
of Izaak Walton, the author of ''The
Compleat Angler." has just been placed
in the church of St. Dunstan in the
west in Fleet street, where Walton's
first wife and seven of his children are
buried. It was in St. Dunstan's church
yard that "The Compleat Angler" was
Investigation shmvs that the com'
mon sunuower exnaies twelve ounces
of water in twelve hours, and an oak
tree, with an estimated number of
seven hundred thousand leaves, would
in the same way give off something
like seven hundred tons of water dur
ing the five months it carries its foliage.
A new warehouse in Paris has been
built with glass floors. The initial cost
is considerably over that of the ordi
nary floor, but, in view of the fact that
toughened glass is so much longer lived
than wood, the experiment is likely to
prove cheaper in the long run.
A red sunset foretells dry weather,
because it indicates that the air to
ward the west, from which quarter
rain may generally be expected, con
tains little moisture.
He who plants a tree, plants
love; Heaven and earth help him who
plants a tree, and his work its own re
ward shall be. Lucy Larcom.
Butler "I may be poor, but there
was a time when I rode in a carriage."
Cook "Yes, and your mother pushed
if Pall Mall Budget.
Calhoun was so absent-minded that
he often forgot he was in company.
A careful observer in Maine finds
that one inch of snow in December is
the equivalent of 0.15 inches of water,
wliile one inch of snow in March srives
0.23 inch of water.
TnE nursery tricycle has appeared in
London. It contains two seats, one for
the mistress and one for the maid and
her charge, and has two pairs of pedals.
At a Japanese banquet it is a com
pliment to ask to exchange cups with a
Two carriages were made in Italy
and brought to Paris in 1559
DECLARE HE IS SANE.'
Tho Verdict of the Jury la the ClM of
Duestrow. the Murderer or Wife and
Child In St. Louis Ho Mmt Mow Staad
Trial for Bis Life, Like Any Ordinary
Man Hla Dollars Could Not Prove Him.
Union, Ma, May 13. The jury in the-
Duestrow mental inquiry returned a
verdict ofisanity at 8:30 Saturdaymorn
ing. The verdict was not reached untjj
7:S0. Foreman Glasser says the jury
had some little differences regarding
testimony, and after two hours' discus
sion last night decided to retire. At
7:30 a ballot was taken and the twelve
jurymen were in favor of declaring
Duestrow was very nervous when he
entered the court-room at 8:15. When,
the verdict was read he heaved a sigh,
"I am glad this monkey business ia
Gov. Johnson and Doctors Bremer
and Bauduy are of the opinion that.
Duestrow will not live to go through
the murder trial. Gov. Johnson,
though expecting a verdict of sanity,,
was greatly worried.
"That jury had its verdict last
week," said he; "the result of popular
One of the experts for the defense
says that the loss of this case is due to
Gov. Johnson not heeding his experts'
advice. Dr. Bremer said he had diag
nosed the case as subacute hallucina
tory paranoia, and the state was prov
ing primary chronic paranoia. The
fact remains, however, that Doctors
Simon, Chaddock and the Bauduvs
swore to the chronic form, hence a row.
among the experts is expected.
Asked if paranoia had not been torn-.
asunder. Gov. Johnson said:
Oh, I don't care about paranoia.
My client is crazv."
Judge Hirzel set the murder case for-
trial July 20 at Union.
Gov. Johnson is nettled at the loss of
his case, but says that Duestrow will
never hang. Insanity will be pleaded
as an excuse for the horrible slaughter
of wife and child, and it will take a
month to try it Johnson says he fears,
that his client will kill himself, and
wants a special watch upon him.
OF EX-GOV. CHASE.
Indiana's Preacher-Governor Falls with
His Face to the Fox In Fur-Off Main.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 12. The
family of Ira J. Chase, ex-governor of
Indiana, yesterday received a telegram
from Lubre, Me., announcing his death
from erysipelas. Several months,
since he went to that place to conduct,
evangelistic work and was attacked by
the illness which caused his death.
He was born in Hock port, Monroe
county, N. Y.. December 7. 1834, and
educated in the schools of Milan. He
afterwards removed with his parents
to Cook county, 111., in 1854. Here he
worked on his father's farm and
taught school. He was in the nine
teenth Illinois regiment during the
war, being a sergeant in his company.
He studied for the ministry after
the war, and was a Christian minister
until be entered politics. He has.
served as department commander of
the G. A. E. In 188S he was elected
lieutenant governor, with Gov. Hovey,
and upon the death of the latter suc
ceeded him as governor. In 18'J J he was
renominated for governor by the re
publicans, but was defeated by Gov.
Matthews in the upheaval of that year.
Since retiring from the governor's
office he has been engaged in evangel
ical work for the Christian church.
DON DICKINSON'S DICTUM.
His Detroit Antl-Brltlsh Speech Creates av
Sensation In Washington.
Washington, May 13. Mr. Don M.
Dickinson's speech in Detroit last
Thursday night has created somewhat
of a sensation in Washington, particu
larly in official circles. None of the
department officials are willing to be
quoted in the matter, and Private
Secretary Thurber, who, before his ap
pointment to his present ofiice, was a.
member of Mr. Dickinson's law firm,
and is still his close personal friend,
maintained a discreet silence and met
all inquiries for his views on the mat
ter with a quick: "Well, what do you
think of it?" but when it came Mr.
Thurber's turn to respond he in
dorsed the anti-reciprocity policy of
Mr. Dickinson left Washington for
Detroit Tuesday afternoon. He had
been here several days, ostensibly for
the purpose of inspecting and shipping
to his Detroit home the portrait of Mr.
Cleveland, painted at the White House,
to Mr. Dickinson's order by Percy
Ives, the Detroit artist Mr. Dickin
son paid more than one visit to the
White House dnring his stay here and
was there on the day he departed for
Campos Says No Mora Men Will Bo Need
ed to Suppress the Insurrection What
Xkw York. May 12. The special
cablegram from Havana, Cuba, to the
Herald says: Gen. Campos says no
more men will be needed to suppress
the insurrection. The insurgents are
merely irresponsible guerillas, he de-
clares, but their capture will be diffi
cult on account of their thorough
knowledge of the country. He will do
all he can to procure their rights for
the Cubans, and put a stop to the
fighting. If they do not stop theuu
he will fight until he subjugates them.
A Box of Gold Dog Cp by m Laborer Near
Blvcrhead, I I.
New Yobk, May 13. John A. Peter-
con, wane excavating for a cistern on
the premises of George B. Wells at
Baiting Hollow, near Kiverhead, L. I..
fonnd an old iron box, containing- a
quantity of gold and silver coins. The
box was found in an old buried ditch.
which was probably made more than a
century ago. The box was about five
by seyen inches and two inches high.
Peterson declines to cay how mneh it.