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CAPE GISASDEA0.' - 'MlSSOUia
The News Condensed;
important Intelligence From AH Parts.
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' DOMESTIC V- ,
. A Pax-Haxdlk freight engine ex
ploded at EUr City, Ind., fatally ecald
bur TlnDU Peter Eimnn msiA Bnlu.
man John Long.-;; . - ' . .-.
' Barlow, of St. Lcmla, and CoL William
G. Bice, of Kew : York, to be civil
: service , commissioners, to -. succeed
Messrs, Roosevelt and Lyman,
WnisxwiJtD, the head of the Cheyenne
Indiana, dropped dead on the street of
Wichita, Kan., on hearing of the death
, of his favorite grandchild.
A organized band waited on all the
negroes in Alvin, Tex., and commanded
them to leave town or he prepared to
., meet death.
Fxah - Em and his wife were
: burned to death by the destrncUon of
their house by fire at Midland, Mich.
- Wktjlx plowing stumps near Lebanon,
IncL, Albert Beckett and Frank Jones
were blown to atoms by the premature
explosion of dynamite. '
A you at Pratt City, Ala., destroyed
forty-one dwellings, the hotel, city
hall and Northern Methodist church.
Mrs. C J. Bonner died from fright.
Bzcato of unrequited love Bev.
Otto Tsswell blew oat bis brains at
KoBTfl Alabama, was greatly ex
cited orer a find of gold on Santa creek,
near Guntersville. . -
rr i , m 'a. . . . . . .
msl school at Slippery Bock, Pa., was
totally destroyed by fire and twenty
six of the pupils were missing. '
- Is San Francisco Frank M. Byrne, of
the Imperial Bicycle club, broke the
world's road record for 8 miles, making
it in 13:13 1-. -
Loots Sckmcdt, of La Porte, Ind.,
found in Buffalo, N. a brother
whom he had mourned as dead for
It was said that the grape crop in
. Kew York was damaged to the extent
of 82,000,000 by frost
. Armcxs report widespread rnin by
frost. In a dozen or more states where
the favorable spring weather had ad
vanced all vegetation, the vineyards,
orchards, gardens and cornfields con
tain only wilted and blackened ruins
of what promised to become abundant
crop. Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, In
diana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, West Virginia and Illinois
are the states that suffered most. In
portions of northern Michigan snow
fell to the depth of 20 inches. j
The 800 coal miners in Osage county.
- Kan., were in dire need and many of
them and their families were in a
Thx United States treasury deficit
has passed the $50,000,000 mark, the ex
act amount of the excess of expendi
tures over the receipt since July 1,
1894, being 156,404,887. .
: Th Sons of Veterans in annual ses
sion at Bloomington, HL, denounced
the proposed dedication of a confed
erate statue in Chicago on Decoration
Hkxmaji Whipple, of Solon, Me., a
well-known lumber operator, was
swindled out of $10,000 by the "gold
brick" scheme. .'
Capt. J. W. Mobbis started from San
Francisco on a tour around the world
in a boat 45 feet in length. He was
accompanied by his wife, two seamen
and a cabin boy. .,
William Pzcx. and Matthew Peck,
Brothers whom Ue lortunes oi war
separated thirty-four years ago, met in
Two B bothers, Frank and Harm
Schaumburg, living near Milford, I1L,
were killed while adjusting a belt on a
circular wood saw.
v Thb twenty-fifth annual convention
of the grand division of the Order of
Railway Conductors Aiet - at Atlanta,
Ga. ; '
, . FirTEEsr boats were wrecked during
" a recent gale on Lake Michigan and
nearly a dozen persons were drowned.
Owrso to lack of funds Judge Coxe
adjourned the United States court at
Rochester. N. Y and smonc the oris
oners compelled to be discharged were
four well-known counterfeiters.
Th schooner Bate Kelley was re
' ported lost on Lake Michigan with her
entire crew of seven men. - .
A bouth-boujtd paseenger train, on
the St. Louis A Hannibal railway ran
' on a broken rail near Silex, Ma, and
was thrown down a 1 0-foot embank
ment. U -Meyer, ox warren ton, Ala,
was killed, and twenty-two other per
sons were injured. '
Br the lexDlosion of a boiler in a
sawmill near West Bingham, Pa., eight
men were killed.
Claud x Stxvhcbos shot and Id. ed
John Moore at Xoblesville, Ind., for
insulting Mrs. Stevenson. The men
had been intimate friends for thirty
IsiJlASi were on the warpath in Ari
zona and miners and settlers were in
Thb board of managers of the Carne
gie Steel company decided . at Pitts
burgh to advanee the wages of its 25,
000 men 10 per cent. :
A riBKin the yards of the Dwight
Lumber company at Detroit, ' Mich.,
caused a low of over 9100,000. ; : - .
' At the annual meeting in Kew York
of the Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit as
sociation B. K. Yard, of Spring Lake,
K. Y., was elected president. ' ,
Fmt men were injured, three of
them fatally, by the giving way of the
inside work of a cotton mill in. process
of erection at Atlanta, Ga. 1 ; ' '
I,' W. N. Cowkix, an attorney at Ke
nosha, Wis., was arrested in Chicago,
charged with being concerned in one
of the most extensive land swindles
operated la this eonntry in years, t ; . z
Eu Williams, of Philadelphia, frac
tured his wife's skull with an ax and
then blew the top of Ms head oftf th
an old srmv musket.1 l"
TtlTaXto the ten .months ended April
30: lsst the imports of merchandise
amounted to $302,360,854, against 82S0,
730,121 in 1854, and the . exports
amounted to 8678,920,337, against $754,
499,072 in 1864,. The exports of gold
amounted to 44,414,471. which is $36,
208,709 in excess of the imports. v
At Lbveland, O., Frank Hill and
George Myers collided while going at
full speed on their bicycles, fracturing
each other's skulls. Both were not ex
pected to live. ' r f
Clotbkxook, the historical home of
the poetical sisters, Alice and Phoabe
Cary, near Cincinnati, was sold under
foreclosure. The Briggs-Swift estate
bought it to be preserved as an histor
ical literary center. ;. ' ' "
Ix the great Brooklyn (K. Y.) handi
cap race Hornpipe won by a length;
with Lazarone second and Sir Walter
third. Time, fcUJiV ' '
Cbablks Mcbtky and two other rail
road men were burned to death In a
boarding house at Osterbnrg, Pa. .
Thb number of immigrant who ar
rived in the United States during the
last ten months amounted to 163,621.
Thb German deposit bank at MassO
lon, Ol, closed it doors.
Fbkd Hatkohl, city treasurer of
Manitowoc, Wis., committed suicide by
shooting. He was said to be short S2,
000 in his accounts, . ' "
Gex. W. H. Powbxl, of Belleville,
was elected commander of the Illinois
G. A. B. at the annual encampment in
Burg labs blew open the safe in the
bank at Anderson, W. Vs., and earried
Ex-Pkmideht. Habrisox was present
at the fiftieta anniversary in Kewark
of the Kew Jersey Historical society
and was presented with a gold medaL
Thx , window-glass . manufacturers
throughout the country decided not to
form a trust. - .
Ex-Matob Bkb Rrssxii, of Lexing
ton, Ma, committed suicide by shoot
ing himself because . of financial
troubles. He was the oldest native
born citizen of Lexington. -Lieut.
Gov. Milxxs, of Michigan
sent his resignation to Gov. Rich, to
take effect May 3L Mr. Milnes is the
successor to Julius C Burrows in con
Abotheb explosion occurred at the
Hancock chemical works at Dollar Bay,
Mich., killing Fred Bhoper and doing
great 'damage to property.
Thb president signed proclamations
declaring the Yankton Sioux reserva
tion in South Dakota and the Sileti
reservation in Oregon open to settle
ment at noon May 21.
Got. Tttbset issued a call for an ex
tra session of the Tennessee legislature
to meet May 27.
Thb Citizens' bank at Redwood Falls,
Minn., closed it doors with assets of
1150,000 and liabilities of 1100,000.
Thb San Juan and Kings rivers in
California overflowed an immense area
and did great damage.
Albert Hall, who murdered his
cousin, Volney Baird, for the bitter's
attentions to his (Hall's) wife, was ac
quitted at Lexington, Ky.
At Pine Bluff, Ark., Mrs. Kate Reed
killed her 3-yelr-old child and then
took her own life. She was recently
deserted by her husband.
Ethelbebt Stbwabt, special agent
of the United States bureau of labor,
says there is more child labor in pro
portion to manufacturing institutions
in Wisconsin than in any other state.
Johb Howbbtob (white) was lynched
by a mob at Marion, Ky., tor assault
ing Anna Pierce, the 18-year-old daugh
ter of a prominent farmer.
Fibe in 'the west end of Coney Island,
K Y., destroyed about 100 buildings,
causing a loss of $250,000. . -
Thb Kew York legislature adjourned
Thb 107th general assembly of the
Presbyterian church convened in Pitta
Thb exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 17th aggregated
$1,161,884,508, against $127,123,981 the
previous week. The . increase, com
pared with the corresponding week in
1694. was 3a 7.
Fob a radius of IS miles in the neigh
borhood of Buckley, Wash., the fir for
ests were on fire.
. Frabk Dux, Frank Walker and Rob
ert Moreland were struck by lightning
and killed near Montgomery, Ala. ;
: Thebb were til business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended ion the 17th, against 227 the'
week previous and 219 in .. the corre
snondintr time in 1894.
Thk mine strike in the Pittlbnrgh
(Fa.) district, affecting 20.000 men.
came to an end, the miners returning
to work at the old prices.
Thb city of Chicago has a deficit of
87,000,000 and no mcney to pay it with.
A tiximxbt house collapsed at Prov
idence, K. L, and Asa Aldrich, Mrs.
Mabel Guerlin and a child of Louis Le-
moine were killed and eleven other
persons were injured.
Thb story that ' Minister Thurston
favored the restoration of the Hawaiian
monarchy was ridiculed at Washing
ton. ' ' ; - ; ;
The total collections from internal
revenue sources for the past ten months
of the current year foot up $120,652,071,
an increase over 1894 of $1,511,724.
Twelve inches of snow fell at Trin
idad, CoL . .. ; - :. .
. The grape crop in southeastern Iowa
was almost completely ruined by the
recent frosts. . --.- -;-1
Ike Kino was hanged atHelenwood,
Tenn., for murdering W. A. Beck. It
was the first legal hanging in the his
tory of Scott county.
The barken tine Josephine, Capt.
McLean,' from Rio Janeiro with a $'-'00,-000
cargo of coffee for Baltimore, went
athore IS miles south of ' Cape Henry,
and the cargo was lost.
Thb Vanderbilts completed a deal of
gigantic proportions by the purchase
of a majority of the stock of the Phila
delphia A Reading railroad.' " "
It was reported that Chief Justice
Fuller had completed writing a de
cision which upsets the income tax law
entirely and , wipes it off the .statute
books. . i The justices voting against the
tax were said to be Fuller', Shirks,
Field,5ray and Brewer. . ,
A bich mica lead was dlscovend la
Clay county, Ala., in the foothills of
Talladega mountain. ' It
PERSONAL AND POUTtCAUr
- Iowa prohibitionist will hold 'their
state convention in Des Monen oa
- Advocates of political reform iieued
a call for a national conference to talk
lover the situation at Prohibition )ark.
Ma ten island, a. x., June vs to Jtuy .
: Reax Admiral Jomr J. Aurr, United
States navy, retired, died in wasMng
ton after a long illness, aged 80 year.
Mbs. Adam Cabl, of RichmondviUe,
Mich., celebrated her 110th birthday.
There was no doubt of her age,, as she
had documentary evidence to prove it
Pxteb H. Bvbxett, first governor of
California, died in San Francisco, aged
87 years. '. .
Abthub M. Welubstob, editor of th
Engineering Kewa, died in Kew lock,
aged 48 years. - . '
' FOREIGN. ! ",'
Adticbs from Hawaii say that Min
ister Hatch handed Minister Willi his
answer in regard to the recall of Min
ister Thurston. It is a long document
and makes general denial of the charges
against the Hawaiian minister. The
latter course is upheld in every par
ticular. Mr. Gresham is Informed that
Mr. Thurston will not be returned to
Washington, but his successor is not
At Monterey, Mexico, the La Fama
cotton mills were burned, the : loss
Flobxxce KieHTtBOAue, the famous
Crimean war nurse, was showered with
congratulations in London on hiring
reached her 75th birthday. .
Jomr WHrrrAXXB, founder of "Whit
aker's Almanac," a well-known book
of reference, died at Enfield, England.
A check for 15,000 was drawn at
Managua, payable to the order of th
Kicaraguan minister in London, to set
tle the British claim of $75,000 for th
expulsion of Consular Agent Hatch.
The report of the Canadian superin
tendent of Immigration shows the to
tal immigration for 1894 to have been
27,911, against 63.447 in 1893. Of these
850 were from the United States. -
Is an engagement near Guantanamo,
Cuba, the insurgents lost 300 killed
and many wounded. On the Spanish
side Lieut. CoL Bosch was killed and
several soldiers were wounded. . , .
Advices from Honolulu declared that
a ehange of administration would soon
take place there, and that the mon
archy would be restored.
The Chinese troops stationed at Shan
Hai Kwan openly revolted and looted
the city. .
Five miles of net said to belong to
E. R. Edson, of Cleveland, were seized
by the Canadian government cruiser
near Rondeau, it being claimed they
were in Canadian waters.
A xtkbek -of warehouses -and fac
tories in London, covering one and one-
half acres of ground, were burned, the
loss being $1,000,000.
The Spanish steamer Gravina, bound
from Antwerp for Lisbon, was lost off
Ca pones during a typhoon and only
two of those on board were saved. '
Thb town of Brest-Litewski, in Rus
sian Poland, with 40,000 inhabitants,
was completely destroyed by fire and
thirty persons were burned to death.
A" dispatch from Shanghai say that
complete anarchy prevailed in the
island of Formosa. The Chinese sol
diers had chosen a king and would re
sist Jspanese occupation.
Uxurtallt cold weather for this
time of the year prevails throughout
England, with snowstorm on the sea,
Ambbosb Hamlis, a mail" carrier in
the Indianapolis (Ind.) office, was ar
rested, on the 19th, by Post Office In
spector Fletcher for pilfering from the
0L At roll call be was seen to take
a package from another carrier's desk
and put it in his pocket. He confessed
to robbing the mails for six months
past, and was committed in default of
$1,000 bond. '
The statement of the associated
banks of Kew York city for the week
ended the J 8th showed the following
changes: Reserve, increase, $6,517,800;
loans, increase, $8,874,600; specie,, de
crease, $043,900; legal tenders, increase,
$11,148,100; deposits, increase, $15,945,
600; circulation, increase, $29,000.
The most violent' seismic disturb
ances felt in Florence, Italy, since 1445,
occurred on the - night - of the 18th.
People rushed panic-stricken into the
streets, many being injured and some
killed in the panic and by falling roofs
and walls. The shocks were felt is
many other Italian cities. '
Cdthbcbt Powell Wallace, pay di
rector of the United States navy, re
tired, died at the Hotel Marlborough in
Kew York city, on the 19th. - He was
born in the District of Columbia and
was appointed in 1861. He was at
tached to the sloop Preble in 1861-62. "
The London Times published,' on
the 20th, a dispatch from Tien Tsin
stating that Li Chang Fang, Li Hung
Chang's son, had been appointed com
missioner to perform the odious duty
of handing over the island of. Formosa
to the Japanese.
Thk United States cruiser Kew York
left the Brooklyn navy yard, on the
18th, under orders to sail for K'uA to
be present at the opening of the Baltic
canaL On the 19th the Columbia, fol
lowed the Kew York. , !,
- The Paris La Lanterns in an article
on the Japanese situation, expresses
the hope' that France will decline to
support Russia' if that power insists
upon having an open port free from ice
in Chinese territory. .-.-. : : v ;' -;
Ox the 18th the Florida senate passed
a bill to prevent the .operation of .lot
tery companies in that state. The bill
had already passed the house. Ths
measure is very stringent in its pro
visions. - "
' Thb United States circuit court of
appeals at Boston, on the 18th, handed
down a decision in the Bell Telephone
Berliner case, declaring the Berliner
patent valid. ' , " , '.. ' .' ' , . J
The steamer' Santo Domingo arrired
at Gibrara,' Cnbafbn the - 18th. from j
Spain,' with a battalion of infantry.' i
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Stat Smatar KorriaM Killed.
State Senator Peter Merrissey was
killed in St. Louis by Maud Lewis at
an early hour the other morning. .
The traxedr occurred la tbe aoom of the
Lewis woman, who was ala mistreat. Sha
Bred two shots, beta taking eect in the head.
sad deatit was iastaataaeoos. Inmates oi tne
home, who ruined mio the room in a few mo-
Beau. louae the boar of Korrisacr, un
dressed, stretched oa tha bed. aad the womaa
la hysterica,. There was bo apparent noUve
for Hie deed, except that It ma have beea
brought about by th a bun of the womaa by
MorrlsM: aad at the Urns of the shoouns aba
was oooer tha effects ol. aa orcrliMlnlgeneo oi
wiae aad whisky. .
Morrlsae was a typical ward worker. Es
eoadneted a aaiooa, aad wsa at oa time one of
the best-kaowB "straw boadxmen" about the
foareoorta, - Be was eleetsd to the atata sen
ate la 1M as a democrat, was St, bora ta St.
Losls. sever married, aad la the earlier years
of his aiaahood was a book-keeper. Be was
rejrarded as a bluff, cood-aatured fellow, aad
had maajp trirada, and they were aot altogether
oaftaed to the tower walks of -political life.
The womaa who killed aim U said tohave
eriaiaated from a good family, bat she strayed
tram the straight paths, aad drink aad a fas
We (eseraiiy ha mada her a wreck. -
Uorrissey was bora aad reared a OsthoUe,
bos lived moat of his Ufe outside the baas of
the chorea. Wbea the question of funeral
servloes la Catholic church was broached.
Father Ooyle, of the Walnut atraet cathedral,
refnsed to allow the body to be takea within
the edifice, declaring that Horrisaey "died a
slnaer without repentance," and therefore tt
was aot lawful to grant the remains ecclealaa
tieal burial. Other priest refused, and the
body was takea to its last resting place with
out any religious aerrlcea.
It was eae of the largest funerals ever held
In St Louis. Fully 10.000 people crowded
about the ICorriaaey saloon corner. The family
residence is oa the floor a core the saloon, and
Bp the stairs and through the room where the
remains lay hundreds aad hundreds crowded
their way. There were politicians, ward-workers,
saloonkeepers, women of the half world."
people with their hats oa. with cigars in their
mouths, la fact every eoucelrsble product of
the highways and byways of St. Louis was
present to pay a tribute to the dead after their
manner. The color line was aot drawn, and
blacks jostled whites in efforts to view the
' I.QTSt.lTtVB BBCOCBTTIOK.
Both branches of the legislature appointed
committees to attend the funeral. They were
present, out a majority of them evidently
thought that their duty was totalled when
they viewed the remainaxmly a few of the com
mittee going te the cemetery.
Inthe senate Senator Dsvisson attempted to
prevent that body from appointing a commit
tee to attend the funeral, bnt reed red little
recognition. . :
. Th Aati-Lobby Xcslars,
Following are the salient points ot
the anti-lobby bill prepared by the com
mittee on criminal jurisprudence of the
lower bouse of the legislature:
Leglslatlre lobbying Is defined to mean "ar
gument, request, solicitation or Importunity
cuaer lor ine passage or defeat of any mi
are. The only means of getting before s com
mittee Is by request of the committee. .Upon
conviction, a plain lobbyist will incur three
months' imprisonment and a possible fine of
S5.000. Corporation employing lobbyists will
incur a nno of not less than ti.OM nor exceed
ing fcW.OOO, and one-half of the line is to go to
the Informer and the other to the school fond.
The giving of a free pass to a member of the
legislature will cost a railroad corporation
from $5,000 to tJO.OJO. All suit are to be brought
u ue name of the state, and Information mar
be filed before any court of comnetent iuris.
Says a dispatch sent from Jeiferson Cili:
"The provisions of the law are so severe that
they will doubtless operato to defeat it. Its
enactment would certainly be Interpreted to
mean that members of the legislature are cor
rupt, and require prison regulation to keep
them within bounds. With such s law in force
me legislature would practically be isolated.
ana toe aame taw vast wooui apply to a pro-
lessionai oooaier would also apply to any eiti
sen of the state and render him a felon if he
undertook - to protest against or petition is
lavor oi legislation of any character.'
Chlach Bug Extermlnatloak
; Notice in the various country papers
hroughont .the state that the state
chemist at Columbia had diseased
chinch bugs for distribution, brought
When, the bugs are noticed at work tn tha
grain, secure the diseased bugs, and thrv will
inoculate the entire field. The disease is
speedy in action and almost invariably fatal in
effect. The bugs swell to comparatively enor
mous proportions ana then burst open, death
occurring a short time after the flrst symptoms
appear, many letters nave beea received from
those furnished with the infected bug, stat
ing that the experiment has proven a wonder
ful success, and expressiug the most profound
gratitude. The diseased bugs, with directions.
are iurmsnea rree to au who apply, oa eondi
tlonthat the applicant furnish a number of
healthy bugs for the purpose of Infecting.
Have Only a Bare Majority. '"
. By the death of Morrissey the derco
ratic majority in the state senate is
reaucea to the closest possible line.
Before the tragedy there were 19 democrats
and IS republicans in the senate. Now there
are 18 democrats, a bare majority of the legal
membership of the body. The constitution re
quires that a majority of the full membership
ol either house shall vote favorably before any
law can be passed. Thus, la order to pass any
bill, every democratic senator must be present
ana in line with the movement. One man on
that side falling to vote oa a party measure
win defeat It. It la hardly likely that Senator
Mprrissey'a successor will, be elected before
the present session of the legislature adjourns.
- Prefers Ilia Private Fraetlee.' :
Judge &enryS. Priest, of St. Louis.
has resigned as judge of the United
States ' district court, and President
Cleveland has appointed Judge Elmer
O. Adams as Judge Priest's successor.
Judge Priest says his private practice
pays better than the position of federal
judge, -V: ;.' ,
Drowned While Boating.
Webster Mott, the 17-year-old son of
State Senator F. W. Mott and a com
panion named ' Alex. Middleton were
drowned in the Mississippi river at St.
Louis while boating, a few evenings
''-: -Killed But SIsa. ' ' -
John Patterson, a well-to-do farmer
of Holt county, was shot and killed by
is. Inks, until recently a hotel-
keeper at Maitland. inks claims Pat
terson insulted Mrs. Inks.':
. toiaweu a Case Continued, , ..
.The case of Oliver E. ColdwelL
cashier of the defunct Nevada bank, on
change of venue to dintoai was con
tinued on account of Cold well's illness.
Congressman Joy it arrted.
Charles F. Joy, congressman
from the- Eleventh district, and Mrs.
Elisabeth -' Ina Kyer were- married in
San Mateo, CaL, the home of the bride.
"' 1 Presented by Bis Children.
The other night,- at the Missouri
Valley college, Marshall, occarred the
preae station of a splendid portrait of
ttev, James Mitchell, bv his diUren,
" Extra Seaitioo.)
JEFTCRnon Crrr, Mar :. SstXATS-rhe
ate eonrened at a p. jo. yesterday with silm
After tfce Journal had beee rad and pproTi
Senator Peers introduced a reaolnUoa recti!!
wuajisiMiic uuormettsa ta the effect that Sea
a lor HorrlMsev had beea killed in St. Lcus.
aad asking for the appointment ot a committee
oi ore senators to attend toe funeral.
The resolution was adopted, aad the chair
appointed the following eonuniuee hiessro.
reeta, atortou. Y eater. Kennish aad Brewster.
: Adjourned till to-day. v
Bocsx The Julian house bin, requiriog
imuroaas to famish members of the lesrUla
tare aad state officers with free transporta
tion, was taken no for aanadaeat and ea-
Mr. Davis (of Taney) said he believed the
bill was unconstitutional aad aot within the
scope oi legtehuloa meaUoaed la the gov
ernor's call. Be moved that it be referred ta
the eommittee oa Judieiary; also, that the
eommltteefe Instructed ta pans upon Its eon
stitntionaUty. The motion was lost by a vote
of as to ad
Jnrraajtog Carr. May H. Sksatb Afur
reading and approving et ths Journal yester
day, a motion to take a recess until t o'clock p.
aa, was adopted.
MX the aiiemoea session the feUaw-eerraat
laws were takea up, and the general fellow
servant law, known aa tha Peers bill, was sub
stituted for the labor committee bill, applltav
bis azelaslTcly to railroads.
Pending debate on engraaameat of the bill
the senate adjourned natii to-day.
- Hoots -The Julian aoese bill, - requiring
railroads to furnish members of the legisla
ture aad stat officers with free passes was
takes up sad ordered engrostiment without de
Mr. O'Detl offered a joint resolution fixing
May l as a date of final adjournment of the
extra session. Mr. Morsa moved that the res-
olutloa be made special order for June 1 at 10
o clock, which was adopted by nearly a unaa
On motion of Mr. Swanxer, the memorial
services eoneerntng the death of Bepreeeeta
tire Old of Oregon county, was re-opened and
speeches were made by Messrs. De Balsa of
Scott, McCullora of Blpley and Wearer of
Shannon. The memorial addresses were or
dered printed, -f
JsTfranaonCnT, Mario. Skat The con
ference eommittee having charge of the elec
tion bill arrived at aa agreement yesterday,
and nothing remains now except some unim
portant details over which there will be no
contest, in the first place, a suoatitute meas
ure will be reported embracing features of
the Safety committee bill aad the Spencer
house bill. The hitch all along has been over
the recorder of voters for St. .Louis aad Kan
sas City aad the method of appointing or elect
ing three commissioners for each city. The
substitute to be reported will shelve the
recorder of voters entirely. The commis
sioners are to be appointed for each city, one
by the governor for four years and one by the
mayor for four years, and until after the next
election the governor is to appoint the third
commissioner sixty day before the election.
The two nrst-oamed commissioners
to have equal power la the selection of
judges and clerks of elections, and are always
to represent different political parties. The
third commissioner is ta act la ease th
tw first-named disagree, and receive -tie a
day for sixty days, but in no ease is either oi
the great parties to be deprived of equal repre
sentation In the matter of selecting judges and
clerks of election. The salaries of the first two
named eommissioners of St, Louis are fixed at
$3,000 a year, and the Kansas City commission
ers at tZjoo. The third commissioner will be
little more than a clerk.
Judges and e'erks ot election are to each rs-
eive IS per day. as was provided in the Spen
cer bill. The substitute bill provides for pre
cinct registration, ana contains all the Impor
tant features of the Spencer bill aad the aafety
committee bill la regard to protecting the
purity oi the ballot and punishing fraud.
Itmiaol Crrr, May 17. Yesterday esmt
very near being another legislative blank. The
house was not in session, aad barely a quorum
or senators was In town. ,
The following telegram from Atlanta, Ga.
concerning the f ellow-cervant legislation, was
received by uov. stone yesterday: -
Sim. Wm. Stone nd LtoUaton of Mil tourt:
The grand division of the Order of Railway
Conductors, in session in this city, represent
ing iu.CW) conductors in the United States, pro
teas against the Peers fellow-servant Dill,
or any law which discriminates against
members of labor organisations in tae.
Interests of railway organizations, or that
legalizes nny contract by which the employer
is released from legal liability for injury of an
employe on account of any indemnity or bene
fit, except where th amount actual! eon-
tributes to such benefit or insurance by ta
employer. is. u. iaas.
Grand Chief Conductor.
WM. H. DAXm Grand Secretary.
JXTTsasog crrr. May Is. Sexats Th
Peers fellow-servant law occupied the atten
tion of the senate, but nothing was accom
Horss Mr. Jones (of Hickory) introdsoed s
resolution stating that th Bouse of the Good
Shepherd In St. Louis restrains women
girls ot their liberty without process of law,
aad concluding with a request that Gov. Stone
empower the legislature to enact a law to cor
rect the practice complained of.
Mr. Kyler. ot St. Louis; said th resolution
was an insult to the house, and he mored test
It be tabled, and ths motion was adopted with
out debate by a viva voce vote.
Aa anti-lobby substitute was reported to the
house from the eommittee on criminal juris
prudence, and adopted, it is practically the
Davldaon anti-lobby measure, aad is modeled
after th Virginia law. . - . .
. . Smart Oyster 1st Yogve. "
In Long Island sound, where the lus
cious Blue Points and the broad-backed
Providence Hirers come from, the beds
are surveyed by the fish commission
and as carefully laid out nnd alio ted
as the new states in the west. Many
thousand acres are under actual culti
vation. In old times there used to be a
great amount of lawlessness over the
oyster beds; shotguns plsyed an impor
tant part in the industry, and at one
time the Staten Island oystermen
mounted a cannon on the shore to keep
the Jerseymen from taking oysters
from the beds claimed by both factions.
Another change which has come over
the oyster business since the old times
is in the style, as it were, of the oysters.
Then the demand was all for Provi
dence Rivera, the larger the better, and
to be able to swallow an oyster as large
as your hand while still maintaining a
slightly bored and very dig&iSed air
was one of the first requisites of a
diner-out. Either , the sBsophsgus of
late days has degenerated or oyster
eaters have become averse to so great
an effort, for the large oysters have
now given place to the -little Blue
Points, and are in demand only for the
dinners of sword-swallowersand glasa-
eaters. Boston Transcript. ' " '-
; RAILROAD. RUMBLINGS. ,
A gas motor is to be tried oa the Sec
ond avenue surface line in Sew York.
A nsHEBKES's railroad to Hudson
bay is the unique project of a Quebec
engineer. . , ; . .. , .
" IT is now a misdemeanor lor a child
undr fifteen years of ejre to jump frora
moving trsia within- the, corporate
limits of .St Louis.-v yt
Tex railroad -cetnmissioEeTa cf M!
nouri hare had their field of eperation
extended,, , They are now compelled te
examine watermelons la order to cheei
the shipments of green fruit, '
THE EARTH EHlV'.r.
Tfe 3! oct Serwrr Sisale I'utnrtHtaw t
1 Italy fur Very l-ay Tears -Thrw-'ThwesctsKl
IJrvsM IiiMA74 in r''orinf .
with af mtr fc.iiki' a4 -1 he ?
straetiaa V. lUram Mauy Cities i.
Fiosssc-ie, Hay 19. The popnlatioa,
of this city was thrown into a state of
panie last night by a series of earth
quakes that did much damage fcere
aad in other pl teee. People who were u
their houses when the first shock camv
ran terrors trie ken iato the street, and
their wild cr e were heard every
where. The ehocks were so violent
that houses swayed like ships in av
eeaway, and . tn number of esses
roofs fell in, injuring many persona,
who had aot sought safety in Sight. ,
The wildest scenes were at the thea- .
tars where performances were going
oaas usual. The flrst shock caused. '
those in the audiences to look wcader
icglyateach other. Then the earth,
swayed again aad amid shouts or
"earthquakes," the crowds made wild
rashes for the exits. . Mad with ter
ror, no respect was shown for ths
women, weak or aged, aad in the crush
many were badly hurt, ; Upon reach
ing the streets the crowds from the
theaters met those who had fied from,
their dwellings, and the excitement
that ensued made confusion worse con
founded. At Grasbina, a suburb of Florence,
the shocks were very violent. The ex
tent of the earth movement may bs
gained from the fact that a loaded
omnibus was overturned. Twelve res
idents of Grassina were hart, - - '
A number of persons refuse d to re
enter their houses during the night.
They remained on the streets -until
after daylight this morning. Many of
them took shelter in vehicles. After
the first severe shocks they were felt
at Lucca, Pontedora and generally
throughout Tuscany. The center of
the movement was at Florence, where.
for many years, nothing similar h as
occurred. Around Florence a number
of houses were destroyed, and four-
persons were ' killed. The Prince of
Naples, the crown prince, started for
Grassina at 4 o'clock this morning.
luXTXK. As further reports of the
earthquake come to hand the extent. ,
of the disaster widens. At Lappigna
a village near Grassina, no less than,
forty houses were thrown from their
foundations and completely wrecked.
A sad feature of the disaster at thia
piace was the finding of the body of a-,
young mother, with her infant clasped
to ner Heart. She had evidently at
tempted to flee, but, together with her
child, was crushed to death beneath
the falling walls of her home. ' '
Great damage was done in Florence.
To-day an investigation was made by .
the municipal authorities, who esti
mated that 8,000 houses were dam
aged. The Cathedral (La Cattedrale
di Santa Marie del Fioree), an Impos
ing example of Italian Gothic archi
tecture, and probably the most re
makable building of its kind in Eu
rope, was somewhat damaged. .
DISASTROUS . DEFEAT :
Marks the End of the Pittsburgh District
Philadelphia, May 20. A special
from Pittsburgh says: The miners' ,
strike is ended in a disastrous de
feat all over the district, The re
fusal of the convention to accept the
CO-cent rate or meet Dearmit's price
with the abolition of company stores
brought about the result .
The convention called for 69 cents or
nothing, and the miners got the latter.
Ten mines went to work Saturday un
der an ironclad agreement at CO cents,
and seven mines resumed at 40 cental ,';
for thick vein coal. - The ironclad
agreement includes a deposit of 10 per
cent of the earnings as a guarantee, '
the deposit being forfeitable if the men
join a labor organization, attend labor :
meetings or strike. The resnmptiotk
of work is general and the lowest esti
mate is that 30,000 men are now at.
work under the contract, leaving L00QL
SYMPATHY, r BUT NO MONEY '
la What th Canadian Sealers Receive freaa
i " toe Imperial Oovaranseat. -Ottawa,
Ont, May sa The govern-
ment has received formal answer front, - -the
home authorities to the request;'
lately made on behalf of tha Canadian, .,
sealers that the imperial parliament .
advance the sum of $425,000 which it . '
had been agreed the United States
should pay in lien of full claims of the-
Canadian sealers, but upon which - '
agreement tbe United States congress.
declined to act Lord Kipon i dispatch
states that the imperial government .
sympathizes strongly with the Cana
dian sealers in their present position,
bat at the same time it does not feel it
would be justified in asking parlia
ment to advance the money to them.
A MAIL CARRIER ARRESTED
With a CtotM Let tar Hut Per.
. Made m Ccaneaitaey .
Lvdiaxapolis, Ind-, . May SO. Am-.
brose Hamlin, a mail carrier in this.
office, was arrested yesterday by Post
OiUce Inspector Fletcher for pilierinjr '
from the mail. At roll call yesterday
morning Inspector Fletcher saw Ham-
in take a package from another car-
rier's desk and put it in his pocket
lie was arrested just as he was get. .
ting on his bicycle to go home with
the package on his person. He con
fessed to robbing the malls for' six
months past ' He was committed in
default of 81,000 bond. ' - '
THE INTERSTATE DRILL.
Arrivnl of L!enb.Qnv SeBoaeid and HlaV
, Staff Beflswtrd the Troop. -'
; Mxkphis; TeiB., .Msy SO. The ,fca-'
turn of Sa turds v'e-exercise ot the big
lnterstste drill at Montgomery' park
was the arrival of Lieut-Gee . Scho-.
field and his :eff. Escorted by .Geo. "
Soowden and hU staff. Gen. Schofield '
was driven to' ths parade groan-l : at '
f:30 in the evening. .'Deafening ap
plsne from over 10,000 throa ts greeted
his appearance on the field and seven
teen guns rvere fired In recognition ot
so important a personage.