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B. II. ADAMS. Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MISSOURI.
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
The risible supply of grain in the
United States on the 2?th was: Wheat,
54.2.0ou bushels; corn. K973.000 bush
els; oats 7,3'.ki.ihjO bushels; rye, 137,
CKpO bushels; barley, 145.000 bushels.
A i.aiy minister baptized thirty-nine
converts in the Okaw river, 3 miles
west of Areola, 111.
Tue supreme court of the United
States affirmed the constitutionality of
the Geary Chinese exclusion act.
About 2 inches of snow fell through
out northern Wisconsin.
The chamber of commerce of New
York city decided to enter ujion a cru
sade against the free coinage of silver.
William Smith and Charles Earlman
were killed by the cars at Hellaire, O.,
both their heads being cut off.
Funeral services over the remains
of ex-Secretary of the Treasury Hugh
McCulloch were held at Hock Creek
church in Washington.
Jacob Henron. who murdered Daniel
T. Shea, an aged grocer, about three
months ago, was hanged by a mob at
Ellicott City, Md. lie was under sen
tence to be hanged June 7.
The forest fires near Saranac Lake.
K. Y., were extinguished after doing
damage to the extent of Si'00,000.
The Michigan senate kUled the anti
treating bill passed by the house.
Hot winds swept Nebraska and ad
joining states, doing great damage to
the crops. Frost was also reported at
many points in Iowa and Illinois.
Thomas Byrnes, chief of police, was
retired by the police board of New
The United States supreme court de
nied the application of Eugene V.
Debs, the strike leader, for a writ of
habeas corpus, and he and his seven
associates must serve their sentences
of six months in jail.
It was reported that the president
intended to call an extra session of the
Fifty-fourth congress early in October.
At Hankinsnn, N. D., Peter Enner,
aged 15, killed Edward Pose, aged 50,
as the result of a quarrel over a heifer.
The Douglas county bank at West
Superior, Wis., went into voluntary
The Foss-Schneider Brewing com
pany in Cincinnati failed for S212.000.
W. C. Stivers, a Lancaster (Ky.) to
bacco raiser, sued Miss Catherine West,
a pretty 23-year-old school teacher, for
breach of promise, demanding S15.000
The Providence (R. I.) Shade P-oller
company failed for ?100,000.
A distinct earthquake shock was
felt at Itrattleboro, Vt.
The eighty-first anniversary of the
American Baptist union was held in
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
Settlers on Indian lands near Pen
der, Neb., threatened stubborn resis
tance to any attempts of federal sol
diers to dispossess them.
Hot winds blowing 40 miles an hour
did great damage to growing crops in
Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
Lafatette Prince, who murdered
his wife October 19, 1194. in Cleveland,
was hanged in the penitentiary at Co
Over twenty persons lost their lives
by floods in the Devil's river country
A. Wayne Miller, a wealthy and
prominent livery man at South Bend,
Ind.. died suddenly in bis buggy.
Roth fe Friedman's knitting factory
at Toledo, O.. was destroyed by fire,
the loss being 8165,000.
Napoleon Whatcom, chief of the
White River Indians, fell dead at Ta
coma. Wash., after a drunken spree.
The thirty-eighth session of the Mich
igan legislature adjourned sine die.
having been in session since January 7.
T. P. McFamien and his son Howard,
aged 12, were drowned in the St. Urain
river near Lyons, Col.
Mrs. Marion Curtain, aged 45. mur
dered her 14-year-old daughter Mamie
at her home in Baltimore and after
ward committed suicide.
The safe of W. W. Brown. Indian
trader and postmaster at White Eagle.
O. T., was robbed of SlO.OoO.
Thomas McGriBE and his brother.
Erie county (Pa. farmers, were held
up and robbed ot 81.000 by masked
Rover A Allen's flour mill at Cin
cinnati was burned, the loss Wing
Mrs. Jamcs L. Stravghn and her
daughter were fatally injured in a run
away near Kokomo, Ind.
TRAMrs and police fought at Fort
Wayne, Ind., nd Deputy Sheriff Uar-
rod and William -Walrath, one of the
tramps, were fatally shot-
Elisha B. Morrell. at one time
prominent in politics and the richest
grocer in Brooklyn, N. Y., was buried
in a pauper's grave.
Memorial day was generally ob
served with appropriate ceremonies in
all parts of the United States. In Chi
cago, aside from the usual exercises, a
monument to the confederate dead was
dedicated in Oak woods cemetery
The grand jury at Danville, 111., re
fused to indict the lynchers of Halls
and Royee, the men who assaulted a
As the result of a drunken spree at
St. Louis Henry Terrick fatally shot
Charles Zone? and then killed himself.
A bicycle road-race from Chicago to
Evanston and return, a distance of l'J'i
miles, was won by Homer Fairmon over
476 competitors in 54:30. George Em
erson won the time prize over the same
course in 52:13.
Thirty-six business and dwelling
houses were completely wiped out by
fire at Pattonsburg, Mo. Loss, S1O0.
000. Will Owen, who murdered his wife
at Noble Lake one year ago, was
hanged at Verner, Ark.
Four negroes arrested for various
crimes in Polk County, Fla.,were taken
from the sheriff and three of them were
Dei'UTY Sheriffs Ed Edwards and
Willis Baxter, of Little Rock, Ark.,
shot each other fatally by mistake
while gunning for a culprit.
Grain in mauy northwestern states
was blighted by the heat.
Michael Dkrnueho, of Syracuse. N.
Y.. rode 2 miles on a bicycle in 3:51 4-5,
breaking all previous records.
Farmers in the central part of Iowa
were much alarmed over the appear
ance of small swarms of seventeen
Funeral services were held in Oak
woods cemetery in Chicago over the
remains of the late secretary 1 state,
Walter Vuiuton Gresham. President
Cleveland and all the mem tiers of his
cabinet stood about the bier while every
possible respect was shown the dead
by civil and military organizations.
A cyclone 1 mile wide struck Chap
man. Neb., and demolished everything
in its path. The liouie of A. Bailor
was blown to pieces, fatally injuring
Mrs. Bailor and two children.
At Henderson. Ky., fire destroyed
the I lodge tobacco factory and the
Elliott steiumery, the total loss Wing
The inter-state miners' convention
at Columbus, O., passed a resolution
declaring it unwise to order a strike at
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 31st uit. aggre
gated 5111,130.011, against 81,11144,134
the previous week. The increase, com
pared with the corresponding week in
lfc94, was 15. 2.
The coinage at the United States
mint in Philadelphia during the month
of May amounted to$2,251.62.10.
Nine hundred and eighty-seven
patents were issues from the patent
office in Washington during the week
ended on the 31st ult
Lightning struck the bark Carrie E.
Long, from Philadelphia to Havana,
carrying oil in bulk, and four of the
crew, including Capt. Rolfe, perished.
There were 215 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 31st ult., against 207 the
week previous and 13 in the corre
sponding time in 18'J4.
The Canadian steamer Jack ran into
and sunk the Menominee (Mich.) liner
Norman about 7 miles off Middle
island and three of the crew of the
Norman were drowned.
John ('shorn. Son Jt Co., importers
of wines and liquors in New York,
failed for S'-'OO.OOU.
A watkksi'out near llillsboro, Tex.,
destroyed several houses and drowned
one man and 300 head of cattle.
In portions of Colorado snow fell to
the depth of 4 feet on the level, and at
Albuquerque, N. M.. where it is a rare
thing to find snow in the winter sea
son, there was a foot on the level.
The sixth anniversary of the Johns
town flood was celebrated at Harris
burg, Pa., by a dinner gives by the
Douglas Henderson and Frank Jef
frey were hanged at Murphysboro,
111., for the murder of James Towle at
Cartcrville last winter.
The heat was so intense that 100 feet
of the Wabash track near Saunemin,
111., were so warped out of shape that
it was impossible for trains to pass
over for an hour and a half.
The business portion of Kalamo,
Mich., was destroyed by fire.
A freight train on the Soo road ran
into an army of traveling caterpillars
near New l'ayuesville, Minn., and the
obstruction delayed the train three
The boiler at a sawmill near Downs
ville, N. C. exploded, killing El Deal,
Pender Oxford and Gordon Oxford and
fatally injuring Reuben Jones.
A moh took James Freeman (colored)
from a guard of four men at Columbus
City, Fla.. and shot him to death. He
had tried to assault Mrs. Consel.
DisrATCHEs from various points in
Iowa. Nebraska. Kansas, Arkansas and
Missouri say that needed rains had
The little son and daughter of Wil
liam Nagle were drowned at Clinton.
Ia. The boy fell into the Mississippi
and his sister jumped in to save hiin.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL,
Col. Goldsmith W. Hewitt, the most
prominent criminal lawyer in Ala
bama and uiemWr of the Forty-fourth,
Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth and Forty
seventh congresses from the Sixth
Alabama district, died at his home in
Birmingham, aged 61 years.
Charles Warren Lh-i-itt irep. 1, of
Providence, was inaugurated governor
of Kin nie Island.
A trust of the .manufacturers of
wire nails throughout the country was J
organized at I ittsburgh, l a.
Prof. J. Madison Watson, a widely
known educational man. Wing the au
thor and publisher of a series of school
Woks used throughout the United
States, was sent to an insane asvluiu
at Elizabeth, N. J.
Henry McKinnet, near Nashville.
Tenn.. accidentally killed two sisters.
A rifle discharged prematurely.
The first regular session of the na
tional conference of charities and cor
rections opened at New Haven, Conn.
The new Waverly hotel at Hot
Springs. Ark., was destroyed by fire
and William Burke, night porter, wa
cremated. AH the guests escaped.
Henuy Lindley Fry, who ranke4
high among the wood careers of the
world, died at his home near Cincin
nati, aged bS years.
Walter Q. Gresham, secretary of
state, died in Washington of pleuro
pneumonia after an illness of four
weeks, aged 63 years. He leaves a wile
and two children. Mr. Gresham's ju
dicial career Wgan early in the admin
istration of Gen. Grant, and continued,
with the exception of his connection
with the Arthur administration, first
as postmaster general and then as sec
retary of the treasury, until the sec
ond inauguration of Mr. Cleveland,
when he was chosen as secretary of
state, having left the republican party.
He served in the war with distinction,
retiring as a major general. His home
was in Chicago.
In convention at Zane.sville the re
publicans of Ohio nominated Gen. Asa
BushnelL of Springfield, for governor.
The platform favors a protective tariff,
denounces the present democratic ad
ministration, favors the use of both
gold and silver as standard money, in
dorses the administration of Gov. Mc
Kinley and pledges him the support of
Ohio in the next national republican
convention, and indorses ex-Gov. For
aker for United States senator.
Grandma Eva Gross, of Herneyville,
Ind.. died at the age of 100 years. She
was born on a farm a few miles from
where she died.
The entire ticket nominated by t lie
Ohio republicans at the convention in
Zanesville is: Asa S. Bushni'll. gov
ernor: A. W. Jones, lieutenant govern
or: W. D. GnilW-rt. auditor; Thad A.
Minshall. supreme judge: Josiah K.
Allen, supreme court clerk: Frank S.
Monnett. attorney general; Samuel B.
CampWll. treasurer: E. L. Lybarger,
board of public works.
John F. Andrews, aged 45. son d
John Andrews, the "war governor" ot
Massachusetts, was found dead in lied
at his home in Boston. He was a mem
ber of congress in Isss.
William W. HeatoX. chief engineer
of the United States navy, died in New
York, aged 56 years.
Gen. G. M. Mitchell, aged 60 years
droped dead at Charleston, 111., while
working in his garden, and his wife
was so affected by his death that she
died half an hour later.
There was a W-lief that the Formosa
republic was a Chinese maneuver
backed by France and Russia to trick
Japan out of the fruits of her victory,
and it was feared that it would reopen
The French steamer Dom Pedro,
bound fur Carril, Spain, was wrecked
off Cape CorruWdo and over lou of
those on board were drowned.
Gen. Maximo Gomez, the leader of
the Cuban revolutionists died 011 a
plantation near Baire from a wound
received in battle.
For the second year in succession
Lord RoseWry won the historic Eng
lish Derby, last year with Ladus, this
year with Sir Visto.
Thirty-three luiuWrmen camped on
a raft in the Spanish river near Yani-
tou Island. Out., were swept aw.y and
Tiie boiler of the Ecuadorian gun
boat Sucre exploded at Guayaquil, kill
ing the commander and fourteen men
and injuring seventeen more, thirteen
Later advices from Mexico say that
I the total numWr of lives lost by the
wrecKing 01 tne steamer coiima on
Manzanillo was 1ST.
Ai.mede Chattei.le, the murderer of
little Jesse Keith last October, wat
hanged at Stratford, Ont.
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MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
A Romance of the War.
The following story was set afloat at
When the war broke out Geo. Davenport and
ife resided 10 miles south of Columbia, and
several children had been born to them. On
the commencement of hostilities Ueotve enlist
ed In the I'nionarmy. At Shiloh he was wound
ed and left on the Held. News reached his wife
that he was dead, but he had been sent to
hospital. After his release he was told that
his family were dead. He believed the story
and. destitute and wretched, he decided not to
return home, and waudered to California, where
he remained fer nearly thirty years. About a
year ago he moved to Kansas and entered
the old soldiers' home at Leavenworth.
While there he saw an item in a news
paper which apprised him of the fact
that his family was still alive Hastily ha
returned to Boone county and found that hia
wife was a widow. Itavenport introduced-him-self.
but at first his wife refused to believe his
story- After a dramatic scene and a closer
examination of his features she finally became
convinced that nis story was true.
Mrs Davenport, after several years waiting
for her husband, concluded that he was dead
beyond a doubt. John Smallwood. an old com
panion of her youth, pressed her to marry him.
and. after waiting a year to make sure that her
husband was no more, she finally accepted the
offer and became Mrs. John Smaliwood.
Mayor Valtrl1ge at Llnroln'a Tomb.
On Memorial day Ransom post. G. A.
R., St. Louis, visited Lincoln's tomb at
Springfield. 111. During the ceremonies
Mayor Waibridge delivered an address.
"And now." said Mr. Waibridge. in course of
his remarks, -v.-e h;ive met at his last mortal
restini:-piK'e tn hnnor his nan";'. Here are
veteran survivors .f that war. lU-r are men
who first saw the l'.t'ht -f day after the clouds
of that civil storm had passed away. Ht-re are
citizens from various states whiseeq:ial Inyal-
ty is no longer questioned. The litness and
propriety of these ceremonies ni one van
dnv.bt. yet it becomes us to as',; w h'-Ther we
may not more permanently honor his niemory
bv attempt ini: to wuitate his example. Verily,
this is haKowcit ground. Then iet 'is all
here and now s,ieninly and sincerely re
solve, so far as our endowments may permit.
to carry into our various walks of life the lofty
sentiments, the p. am honesty, the steadfast
faith in the iie.'pie. the patient searvh (or
truth, the trust in Divine Providence that en
abled Abraham Lincoln to stand erect in that
tfnpest of passion and preserve inviolate our
national integrity Thus may we honor Ills
name Thus may we perpetuate his influence.
Thus may we make this union of states what
we would make it a union of hearts whose
harmonious batinp w:i: cease onJy when time
saall be no more.
How Tony Hoelle Died
Tony Hoefle. aged 2"i. met with an
awful death at Arsenal island, op
posite the southern part of St. Louis,
a few days ago.
Prof. G. Ilarson. an aeronaut, was to make an
ascension and descend with a parachute.
Hoefle was assisting in inflating the balloon.
and requested the professor to allow him to
ascend with him. The request wasdenied. but
when the balkion started Hoefle held on. When
up about Son or 00 feet Hoefle let go. and went
whirling till he struck the pround with a hor
rifyinc thud The incident was witnessed by
many people. Hoefle struck in a pile of sand.
but was mashed to a pulp. It is believed that
he took this method to commit suicide.
The Coat of It.
State Auditor SeiWrt has cast up the
cost of the extra session of the legisla
ture and finds that the certificates
audited are as follows:
Pay of members and officers
The appropriation for contingent ex
penses is exhausted, and S400 of certifi
cates. covering per diem of cierks, etc.,
have been presented and refused pay
ment. Death of Hon. Daniel Proctor.
Hon. Daniel Proctor, ex-representative
of Caldwell county, died at Bray
mer. a few days ago, aged ?3 years.
Mr. Proctor was born in Washington
county, O.. in 1812, and in ls"it" moved
to Missouri, settling in Caldwell
county, near Braymer, where lie has
resided until last year, when he moved
to Braymer. He served two terms in
the general assembly of this state.
Drowned by m MonHter Cat.
John Harnett was drowned in the
Osage river, 20 miles from Jefferson
City, a few days ago, while trying to
land a catfish weighing 105 pounds.
Through some mishap the fish jerked
him in the river, and as he had
wrapped one end of the line around
his hand the struggles of the fish
One Itay'a Equine Mortality.
When Col. Ed Butler in his capacity
as dead animal contractor at St. Louis,
mad his daily report at the health de
partment, he reported twenty-four
horses dead on the streets in various
parts of the city as a result of the heat
Shot by a Workman.
John H. Lewis, general manager of
the P.enton Manufacturing Co., St.
Louis, was shot and killed by Erasmus
Frederich, over a difference of ST. 02 in
The fifty-sixth convention of the
Protestant Episcopal diocese of Mis
souri was held at Christ church cathe
dral, St. Louis. It was in session.tlitee
Publltthins MiiMouri Ansemhly Act.
Secretary of State Lesueurhas deter
mined to publish the laws of the regu
lar and extra sessions of the Thirty
eighth genera! assembly in onevoluine.
t'uilril to Indlrt.
The Cole county grand jury ad
journed without returning a single in
dictment against anyone in any way
connected witli the general assembly.
At Boor.vilie Rile3' Evans was. on
plea of guily of iui:r,Ier in the second
degree, sentenced to the penitentiary
fur live years for killing Peter Fine.
Livel In Yitiilt
Mitch Rice, employed by ii;s micle.
Giles Rice, near Keytesrille. loved his
cousin. Daisy. She did not rc-iprocate,
and Mitch took poison and died.
Why He Stole a lllanket.
John A. Smith, of Valley Park. St.
Louis county, was given two years in
the penitentiary forstenling a blanket
Ue said he wanted a home.
Itad Eire at Pattcnrtnrc-
Pattonsburg. Daviess county, was
visited bv a destructive fire the other
day. Forty houses were burned. Losa,
S.0.000; insurance. $15,000.
GOV. STONE'S VIEWS.
Bui Opinion la Recard to the Work of the
Sprcial sMlon Indoraea the Election
Law. and Hold the Lobby Kepoulble
for the Failure to fau a Fellow-Servant
Gov. Stone, on being asked his opia-
ion as to the work if the extra session,
"I ralied the legislature in special session
for two principal reason (1) for the enact
ment of an honest election law. and (2) for a
tight against tte lobby. I have appealed to
senators and representatives to enact a good
election law and to make war on the railroad
lobby. I have begged both democrats and re
publicans, as Missourians. to do this in the
name of good government. I nave also ap
pealed to democrats to make these Hunts as a
matter of party pride, and republicans have
been appealed to in the same way by meo
prominent in that party. Every appeal possi
ble to arouse men to duty has been made. An
election law has been enacted. There are
provisions in it which I think it would have
been better to have left out, but it is a law
which will make future election frauds difficult
and hazardous. It was hard work to get crea
mai mucn. Dut the people of St. Louis and
Kansas City can now have honest elections if
tney want them. The failure of fellow.
servant and anti-lobby legislation is a victory
for the lobby. I knew when I submitted the
subject of fellow-servant legislation to the
legislature it meant a desperate fight with
the lobby. To pass that bill meant the com
plete rout and overthrow of the lobby. It meant
its utter destruction. For that very reason I
wanted the fight made before the people of the
state. If the battle was won. then an evil in
fluence would be driven from the capital: if
lost, the people would have an object lesson for
future guidance. It is well that they should
know what influences operate here Good ad
ministration and the public safety require that
me people snouia t e thoroughly aroused to the
dangers menacing them. Thev can protect
themselves if they will. If we are indifferent.
we case is hopeless.
Asked as to who he thinks is resnon
6ible for the defeat of fellow-servaut
legislation, the governor said:
"The lobby, of course. There is no doubt of
that. That fact can not be obscured, whatever
effort may be made to disguise it. Two forces
have been in opposition here for a month. The
lobby has been on hand, insolent, defiant, ag
gressive. The enemies of this force have strug
gled to overthrow it. The anti-lobby senators
and representatives have made a hard tight for
honest government. The lobby won. after a
desperate s;ruggle. but I believe they will find
that it is a short-lived and dearly-bought vie-
When asked about the political effect
01 tne light, lie saul:
"That is a consideration which sinks below
the higher consideration of the miblic riirtit
but. to be frank. I do not see how any party ad
vantage or disadvantage can accrue to anyone.
hat are the facts? The senate is democratio
at this time by three majority. In that body,
therefore, the parties are about evenly bal
anced. The house is republican bv a majority
of twenty-four over the democrats. At the
regular session no election law was passed. At
mat session the senate passed a general fellow-
servant bill and sent it to the bouse weens be
fore the adjournment. The bouse took no
action on fellow-servant bills until about
a week before adjournment. The house
then passed a bill which reached the sen
ate Monday before the adjournment Sat
urday. That bill was a straight rail
road fellow-servant bill, with a proviso to the
effect that no railroad employes should enjoy
its oenents it he or any organization to which
he belonged ever interferred with the railroad
companies in the employment ot men or eon
ducting their business. That bill would
have destroyed the railroad organizations, or
else have been worthless. Neither bill would
have been of much practical value. The bouse
killed the senate bill and the senate killed the
house bill. At a special session the senate
passed a general bill and sent it to the house.
There was a tierce struggle in the senate. The
lobby was opposed to any bill, of course, but
favored the general bill rather than the spe
cial. The anti-lobbv senators were never able
to force a direct vote on the straight railroad
bill. The general bill was thrust in as a sub
stitute, and passed. For a month the bouse
took no action on fellow-servant bills. They
were introduced at the beginning of the session
and referred to committees. There they slept
for a month. Democratic representative of
fered resolution after resolution to require the
committees to report the bills to the house.
but all such resolutions were voted down bv
the republicans, as the journal will show.
r or weeks the house was idle, adjourning
day after day without doing anything, and
refusing to consider fellow-servant bills.
After the senate had passed a general bill the
house suddenly bestirred itself. A special bill
was then reported and passed. That bill
reached the senate Friday last. But the sen
ate, after passing a general bill, bad adopted a
joint resolution to adjourn on Saturday, and
bad sent that to the house immediately after
sending Its general bill, so that both the senate
bill and the adjournment resolution were pend
ing in the house at the same time. Now. as I
have said, in this state of the case the house
passed a special bill and sent it to the senate
on Friday, but under the constitution the bill
could not be acted on in the senate
before Monday, as it requires three days
to pass an original bill. The adoption
by the house of the senate reso
lution to adjourn to-day operated, therefore, to
preclude any action by the senate oa the house
bill. The senate could not have acted on that
bill before nex; Monday This morning the
house met at 10 o'clock, took up the general
bill passed by the senate, and amended it by
substituting a special bill. That was sent over
to the senate about 11 o'clock. Then the house
adopted the joint resolution to adjourn at 12
o'clock. That left the senate about an hour in
which to print, examine and pass the bill, and
also to wind up its business preparatory to
adjournment. It was utterly Impossible,
as everybody knew, to secure a vote
the senate within an hour. After
the amendment was printed the sen
ate had just fourteen minutes left until 13
o'clock, i i:ie opponent of the bill could easily
talk an hour out. In this way both houses
have dealt with the question. The people
can easily tell to what extent either has acted
in good faith. I simply state the farts. without
comment. The executive branch of the gov
ernment has been for special legislation. That
branch is democratic. So far as the executive
department is representative of the democratio
party, it opened the tight for this legisla
tion, and stood by it to the end. The senate is
almost evenly divided. Of the senators who
favored the legislation, there was a fair di
vision between democrats and republicans. It
was not treated as a party question in that
body. In the only test vote taken, eight demo
crats anil six republicans recorded themselves
in favor of a straight bill In the house, on
the vote to pass a straight bill, there were
twenty-one nays. Of these, there acre six
democrats, on? populist and fourteen repub
licans. The bulk of the democrats of the
bouse have stood in favor of legislation.
They sought in vain to force the hills from the
committee in time for deliberate action, and
voted against the Bnal adjournment, so as to
give the senate time to art on the house bill
and to compel action thereon. Such is the his
tory of this transaction. It Is quite clear that
neither house has any reason to congratuiHle
Continuing, the governor said :
"After all. we have secured an election law
in favor of honest elections and the lobov Is
forced from cever Into tlieopen Held. The peo
ple see it now and can deal wita it a it Is. The
tight is not ended yet."
To Make Beet Sugar.
A syndicate of Dutc1! capitalists, it
is reported, are about to start a big
beet sugar business in the neighbor
hood of Bowling Green, Ky.
A Monater Devil Fiah.
A devil fish 16 feet long and weigh
ing 2,000 pounds was caught near
Horn island, not far from Moss Point
Miss., a few days ago. ,
AN AWFUL EXPLOSION.
4 Large Quantity of Nitroglycerine. While
Heine Carried In a Skin to the BornlnK
Springs Oil Fields, Lets Go with Tre
meiKloaa Force, and Spreads Destruction.
In All Directions.
Parkersblri;, W. Vs., June 3. Two.
hundred and fifty quarts of nitro
glycerine which were being taken,
from Pittsburgh to the Burning'
Springs oil field in a skiff by an em
ploye of James Hinds, the oil driller,
exploded at 5:30 o'clock last evening
just as the boat had turned into the
little Kanawha from the Ohio river.
The explosion occurred directly op
posite the Parkersburgh's mill, the
sides of which were blown in and the
boilers driven out of position and
nearly all of its machinery misplaced.
Sparks from the furnace were driven
among the shavings setting the mill
on fire, which was extinguished, how
ever, after a short fight
The damage in the immediate Ticin
ity of the explosion is very great
buildings driven from their founda
tions, their walls crushed in and other
wise wrecked. The damage through
out the city will aggregate from ST.l,
000 to SI 00. 000. Every plate-glass win
dow on Market, Third and Smith
streets was wrecked, the plate-glass
loss alone amounting to S2.V00O.
The explosion was felt in every part
the city and windows, crockery and
bric-a-brac Were broken miles from the
Citizens thinking it was an earth
quake, rushed to the streets in great
Across the Kanawha there is no
a resilience that is not damaged
several having their roofs crushed in.
and all havinir their walls torn
down or windows blown out.
The steamer Heatherton. which
was tied in the mouth of the Kan
awha, was an almost total loss, while
coal barges were sunk along the river
for miles as though they were
snagged. Although there was a large
numWrof persons hurt, none are fa
tal except Hinds' employe, whose
name is unknown. Those most seri
ously injured are a Mrs. Henry, Misa
Emma Houchcn, Miss Katie Xolan,
Mrs. Ida Rhodes and George Muhn.
A Terrible Harvest of Death tn Philadel
PlIILAHKI.rillA. June 3. Th tror-
ical heat prevailing since Thursdav
has reaped a terrible harvest of death
in Philadelphia. The prostrations.
from heat number several scores, and
on Friday there were two deaths,
three on Saturday, and the climax
was reached yesterday, when seven
teen persons died of heat prostration.
The thermometer yesterday in the
weather bureau office, at its max
imum at 2 o'clock p. m.. rec-
istered 'X degrees, two decrees
lower than Saturday's maximum. The
lowest point touched bv the thermome
ter yesterday was aft 5:30 a. m.. when
it stood at 71 degrees. From that time
on until 2 o'clock the merenrv went
booming upward till it reached 95 de
grees. To the gasping thousands com
pelled to tireatiie the superheated air
from the bricks of the houses and th
scorching asphalt from the streets,
the difference of 2 degrees in the mer
cury from Saturday was not noticea
ble, and the suffering among he resi
dents of Philadelphia was as great as
it has been on any day of the prevail
ing hot spell.
fortunately the dav was Snmliv.
and the workers in the mills and man
ufactories were able to seek what cool
ness they could. Hut for this the mor
tality would have undoubtedly been
much higher than it was.
Reports received from nninte
throughout eastern Pennsylvania show
that the heat in that section has hn
as great as it is in Philadelphia.
A FOUL MURDER
Brought to Light by Kerening Waters at
Cleveland. O.. June ? A crvu.ool
the P ress from Ironton, O., says: The
body of a larce woman, about 4.", rears
old, was found in the river here yes
terday morning. It is supposed to be
that of licck K. Turner, of Memphis,
Tenn., who lived on a family boat.
There was a quarrel over the "posses
sion of the boat tWO months arm o rwl
the woman has not been seen since
One of the men on the hont. Tint Wn
arrested on suspicion of causing the
death of Miss Turner. The features
of the body found yesterday morning
were 1iui:ci;uiz'ile. Tliem .
rope tied about the neck and fastened
to a large stone. The falling of the
river caused the body to float
UNCLE SAM'S MANEY BOX.
The Monthly Statement Shows a Srt De
crease In the I'oblle Debt.
Washington-, June 2. The debt
statement issued last evening shows a
net decrease in the public debt, less
cash in the treasury during May. ol
S.-,4:i;.fill.8G. The interest-bearing-debt
increased 8100; the noninterest
bearing debt decreased 88S4. 327.50. and
cash in the treasury increased $4,552,
ls4.:tS. The balances of the several
classes of the debt at the close of busi
ness May 31 were:
Interest-bearing debt, 5716,202.01:
debt on which interest has ceased
since maturity, 51.734.920.26: debt-
bearing no interest, S37U,S:;e.4G1.90.
Total, SI. 007, 773.393. 18.
Enter and Capture the City of Cincin
Cincinnati. June 2. The snecial
train bearing the ex-confederates who
attended the dedication of the eon fed.
erate monument in Chicago reached
here at (:30 o clock yesterday morn inc.
A committee from the chamber of
commerce escorted them tn the Grand
hotel, where breakfast was served.
ever in the history of the vichanm
was such an ovation tendered to visit
ors, an every speech was loudlv an.
Hundreds of G.-A. R. meowere present.