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B. H. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MISSOUKL
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
The Bank of Tacoma at Tacoma,
Wash., closed its doors with liabilities
Fires during the week ended on the
l?th caused a total loss of 82,670,000
throughout the country, as compared
with 83,102,000 for the previous week.
Further advices place the number
of dead and missing' by the fire in the
Cumry hotel at Denver at twenty-five.
Arthur Butler and his brother
"Walter and Florence Willard and
Thomas Walsh were drowned in the
lake in Chicago while bathing.
Experts reported that the accounts
of ex-County Treasurer M. W. Stewart,
of Wyandotte county, Kan., were
Heavy marsh fires were reported in
Palmyra, Hebron and Cold Spring
townships, Mich. Fires were running
under the sod, destroying thousands of
acres of meadows.
The main part of Bingham, U. T.,
was burned, the loss being estimated
at 8200,000. Thousands of people were
The business district of Camden,
Mich., was almost wholly destroyed by
Wimjam Blaxchari), a prominent
farmer of Prairie City, I1L, having sep
arated from his wife, went to where
she was living and shot her dead and
then killed himself.
Mrs. J. Long, living near Madison,
Ma, hanged her 4-year-old child and
herself. Separation from her husband
was the cause.
An explosion at furnace II of the
Carnegie Steel company at Braddock,
Pa., killed six men, fatally injured five
more, seriously burned fifteen others
and destroyed 830,000 worth of prop
erty. The twenty-eighth annual Peace
union opened at Mystic, Conn., and
would continue four days.
Field and forest fires were doing
great damage in many parts of south
eastern Michigan, and farmers were
engaged night and day in efforts to
save their buildings from destruction.
A steam yacht foundered in Lake
Erie at Buffalo and seven men were
The Pullman company has discon
tinued the sale of wines and liquors in
its cars in Wyoming rather than take
out a state license.
A rate war prevailed among retail
druggists of Kansas City which was
demoralizing the trade.
John Wester Hardin, the terror of
the Mexican border, was shot and
killed in a saloon at El Paso, Tex., by
Constable Sell man.
A. J. Lubk, who while cas hier of the
First national bank of Wichita, Kan.,
two years age was accused of stealing
8SO.O0O, was captured near Portland,
Four men held up a Chicago fc West
Michigan express passenger train near
Fennville, Mich., but got only seven
dollars and two silver watches.
The Buffalo (X. Y.) driving park, the
mother track of the grand circuit,
which recently closed its thirtieth an
nual meeting, is to be closed up and
pass out of existence as a race track.
Four carpenters endeavored to ex
tinguish a tire on a burning bridge near
Ceur d'Alene, Wash., but the flames
cutoff their retreat and all four had to
jump into a chasm 13G feet deep and
were dashed to pieces.
The entire Salvation Army corps at
Madison, Wis., were arrested for hold
ing meetings in the street.
Directors of the Atlanta exposition
have decided to prevent the Mexican
village commissioners from holding a
bull fight during the exposition.
The wife of Joseph Layden, of Mai
den, W. Va., presented him with her
twenty-eighth child. Mr. Layden is 74
yearsold and his wife 55 years of age.
An earthquake shock was felt at
Maysville. Ky., and vicinity which
Beared people out of their houses.
Clocks were stopped, dishes were rat
tled and tableware toppled over.
The People's Sayings and Loan asso
ciation of Minneapolis made an assign
ment with liabilities of 8175,000.
John Darling, of Bound Brook, X.
J., murdered his friend. Henry Dun
ham, of Hornellsville. X. Y., in New
market, N. J., and escaped on a bi
cycle. It was said that Ainsworth B. Spof
ford, librarian of congress, was short
835.000 in his accounts,
l It was stated at the treasury depart
ment in Washington that the long-delayed
world's fair medals would be
ready for delivery early in September.
The Coliseum, the gigantic amuse
ment building in Chicago, fell with a
crash. It was within a week of its
final completion. The loss was 8125,
000. Joseph Kxeeland, an inventor ot
valuable paper machines, was run
over by a train and killed at North
.R. J. Hinchcliff, of Pittsburgh, Pa.,
coughed up a silver dime which had
been imbedded in his windpipe for two
The New York produce exchange
estimated the corn crop this year at
The sealing schooner Walter Earle
was reported to have sunk off Kodak
island. Wash., and her crew of eighteen
ersons were drowned.
George S. Montgomery-, of Oakland,
CaL, a millionaire member of the Sal
vation Army, was organizing an expe
dition to invade Japan and Christian
ize the inhabitants.
The National Christian union con
vened at Columbus O-, in annual ses
sion with 3,500 delegates, representing
Benjamim C. Johnson was appointed
receiver of the Farmers' bank at Lad
.William J. Wineebg, aged 35, a
prominent New York banker, shot hia
wife fatally and then killed himself.
Jealousy was the cacse.
The principal business portion of
State Center, la., was burned, pre
sumably by parties who were robbing
a clothing store.
A mob took Noah Anderson (colored)
from the jail at NewRichmond, 0.,and
hanged him for the murder of Frank
lin Fridman, nearly 80 years old and
president of the First national bank of
Thb sealing schooner George R.
White, which sailed from Seattle,
Wash., with fourteen men on July 14,
1894, was given up for lost.
Justice Brown has been assigned to
the Sixth circuit to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of the late Justice
John Strauss shot and killed Will
Gilbert and James Owens, brothers-in-law,
near Keystone. W. Va. A family
feud was the cause.
The six directors of the American
Railway union, except Eugene V. Debs,
were released from the jail at Wood
stock, 111., having served a three
months' sentence for contempt of
court. Debs has three months more to
Jessie Isborg, crazed by religion,
fatally wounded his landlady at Pine
Bluff, Ark., and killed himself.
Mrs. William McGuiue and James
Brown, brother and sister, were re
united at Nevada, Mo., after a twenty
years' search for each other.
At the Washington park track in
Chicago Joe Patchen and John R. Gen
try raced for the world's pacing cham
pionship, the former winning in three
straight heats, the mile heats being
paced in 2:05V, 2:07J and 2:07'4 re
spectively. The corn, hay and fruit crops of Vir
ginia are the largest for ten years.
Charles It Bishop, of San Fran
cisco, first vice president of the Bank
of California, has contributed 5300,000
to schools and societies in the Ha
The expenditures of the government
for the first two-thirds of the present
month exceeded the receipts by 87,009,
293. The Society of American Florists, in
session at Pittsburgh, Pa., elected Wil
liam Scott, of Buffalo, president.
Dr. L. F. Carter, of Boston, and
Miss Foster and Miss Elora, of New
York, were drowned near Ellsworth,
Me., by the overturning of a boat.
Railway men announced that it
would require two years to move the
Iowa and Kansas corn crops.
Eight thousand cloak makers were
on a strike in New York city for higher
A nEAVY frost, destructive to crops
and fruit, visited Susquehanna, Pa. At
Gulf Summit ice formed to a consider
Fire that started in the warehouse
of the Union Steamboat company
burned over a dozen blocks in Milwau
kee and destroyed property worth
The Grand Union hotel at Congers,
N. Y., burned with its contents. The
guests lost all their baggage.
Severe frosts occurred in the vicinity
of Warren, O.
There were 222 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 23d, against 19C the week
previous and 234 in the corresponding
time in 1894
A masked mob went to the jail at
Monticello, Ark., broke down the door,
secured Jim Jones, a negro charged
with murder, and hanged him.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 23d aggregated
S9O0,518,41G. against 8873,743,725 the
previous week. The increase, com
pared with the corresponding week in
1894. was 10.7.
Fire at Shelby ville, Ind., destroyed
Conroy, Bierly & Co.'s table factory,
the largest of its kind in the world.
Gov. Cui.hertson announced for the
second time that no prize fighting
would lie allowed in Texas while he
A circular signed by every presid
ing elder of the Methodist church of
Ohio has been sent to the members of
that denomination throughout the
state calling for united political action
on the part of all Methodists in an ef
fort to elect to the next legislature as
many members as possible who will
light the saloons.
The returns of internal revenue re
ceipts for July, the first month of the
current fiscal year, show that the total
receipts were S13,579,ri63, a decrease as
compared with July, 1894, of 811,979.231.
The first national bank of Franklin,
O., closed its doors with liabilities of
Fire destroyed the tannery com
pany's extensive buildings at Irvona,
Pa., the loss being 8100,000.
John T. Jones, James Heney and
Henry Piper were indicted at Carson,
Nev.. for the mint shortage discovered
Owing to the low price of horses in
cident to the general use of bicycles
and electric power, large shipments of
horses were being made from Balti
more to European markets.
The hotel at Air Line Junction, O-.was
burned, and Timothy McCarty, of Hills
dale. Mich., and two other men per
ished in the flames.
By a fall of slate in the Algoma (W.
Va.) coal mine three men were killed
and three others were fatally injured.
The whole south side of the square
at Osceola, Neb., was burned, with the
exception of the bank building.
The steamer Penobscot cleared from
Superior, Wis., for Buffalo with the
largest wheat cargo ever carried from
the head of the lakes, 122,000 bushels.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
William Srnoxo, who retired from
the bench of the United States su
preme court in December, 1SS0, died at
Lake Minnewaska, N. Y., aged 87
years. Mr. Strong was also a member
of congress from Connecticut from 1847
Leonard W. Volk, the sculptor, of
Chicago, died suddenly at the Hotel
Cascade in Osceola, Wii, of heart
trouble, aged 67 years.
The result of the republican prV
manes in Pennsyivia was a victory
for Senator Quay awl a defeat for the
combination of politicians through
out the state who tried to overthrow
The Ohio democrats in convention at
Springfield nominated for governor
James E. Campbell, John B. Peaslee
for lieutenant governor, James W.
Knott for state treasurer, W. T.
Mooney for supreme judge and G. A.
Fairbanks for attorney general. The
platform indorses President Cleveland's
administration and opposes the free
coinage of silver. A minority report
demands the free coinage of both gold
The Maryland prohibitionists in con
vention at Baltimore nominated Henry
T. Andrew for governor. The resolu'
tions adopted indorsed the Omaha plat
form but declared against free silver.
In convention at Omaha the Ne
braska democrats nominated E J.
Phelps, of Schu3-ler, for supreme court
judge and adopted a platform favoring
the immediate restoration of the free
and unlimited coinage of gold and sil
ver at the present ratio of lfl to 1, with
out waiting for the aid or consent of
any other nation on earth. A minority
committee report commending Presi
dent Cleveland's administration was
Luzon B. Morris, ex-goveruor of
Connecticut, died at his home in New
Haven, aged 08 years.
The duke of Marlborough reached
New York on his first visit to the
United States. He will tour the world.
Thomas Bond, who murdered George
Hackett and attempted to kill Mr. and
Mrs. lllakewell at Orgreave last
spring, was hauged at. Stafford, Eng
President Diaz, of Mexico, issued a
decree recognizing homcopathists as
The steam trials of the American
line steamer St. Louis over a measured
course in the English channel were a
The American mission at Foo Chow,
China, was attacked by a mob armed
with various weapons and the chapel
and school were wrecked and four na
tive scholars were fatally wounded.
The Hawaiian legislature ratified the
contract for a telegraph cable from
Honolulu to San Francisco.
The official statement of the assets
of Bingen Brothers, bankers who re
cently failed at Genoa. Italy, shows
them to be 3,500,000. The liabilities
A paper in the City of Mexico which
is supposed to represent the views of
President Diaz says that Mexico has no
wish to annex Cuba.
The Chinese soldiers stationed at
Tien-Tsin revolted ami attacked a
number of shops in the city and killed
Since the outbreak of cholera in
Japan there have lieen 25.00O cases of
that disease and 10,000 deaths.
A statement issued in London of the
condition of Oscar Wilde's finances
shows that he is a bankrupt.
Peter Denny, one of the best-known
shipbuilders on the Clyde, died at Dum
barton, Scotland, aged 80 years.
Miss Axxir. S. Pfck, of Boston,
climbed to the peak of the Matterhorn
in Switzerland. It is said that only
two other women have done this
Miss Brevoort. of New York, and Miss
Carrel, daughter of a Swiss guide. The
top of the mountain is 1 1.705 feet
above sea level and is most difiicuit of
Over 25,000 jute workers in Dundee,
Scotland, were on a strike for increased
The London Sun of the 25th said:
"It is rumored that the marquis of
Salisbury, the British premier, has de
termined upon decisive action in re
gard to China, and that a British fleet
will occupy one or two Chinese ports
and perhaps land marines in order to
enforce Great Britain's demands in
connection with the investigation of
the recent massacres. "
The committee of the English Church
union has startled church circles by
declaring that civil marriages are an
offense against church discipline.
Parties who have incurred censure by
entering into such marriages ought,
according to the committee, to obtain
absolution before being admitted to
The associated banks of New York
city, in their statement for the week
ended the 24th, showed the following
changes: Reserve, decrease, 83,700,200;
loans, increase, 82,258,300: specie, in
crease. 8519,300; legal tenders, de
crease. 83,688,800; circulation, increase,
President Cleveland, at the sug
gestion of thecivil service commission,
has removed the maximum age limit
of the requirements for applicants for
appointment in the government print
ing office. The modification of the
rule will apply at the next examina
tion. Canadian cattle suffering from
pleuro-pneumonia, were recently
landed at Deptford, England, and the
Canadian authorities were refused per
mission to examine them. American
inspectors are threatened with the
A dispatch from Rome, on the 25th,
said that Signor Achille Naginelle,
under secretary to the Italian minis
try of commerce and a member of the
chamber of deputies, had suddenly
become insane in the baths at Levico,
in the Tyrol.
Paul Reclus, the anarchist agitator,
who, though absent from France was
recently sentenced to serve a term of
imprisonment, has informed the public
prosecutor in Paris of his intention to
return and surrender himself to the
At the Twenty-eighth annual Trades
Union congress to be held at Cardiff,
Wales, the week of September 2, Sam
uel Gompers and P. J. Maguire are ex
pected as delegates from the American
Federation of Labor.
Comptroller Bowler has begun the
preparation of his decision in the sugar
bounty case and expects to complete
it by the Slst
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
One Hundrl Years Old.
John Berry, 10 miles southwest of
Salem, Dent county, is 100 3'ears old.
Being the only person who ever attained that
ace In the county, a picnic and reunion was
held near the old gentleman's residence.
Nearly J.500 people were present. He came to
Missouri in 1830. While residing in Shelby
county. 111., previous to coming to Missouri, he
hauled freight from St. Louis when it was yet
a French village, there being but one Amer
ican citizen doing business there. He has
resided upon the present home place sixty-live
years, and without changing his domicile has
resided in Shannon. Texas and Dent counties.
By his nrst wife he had thirteen children,
eleven of whom are yet living. Of his
second marriage were born seven, of
whom six survive. He suffers a great
deal from rheumatism, and has to use
crutches. He began smoking when CO years of
During the present year the following, who
were nearlng the century mark, have died in
Dent county: William Crider. aged 8. Tim
othy Kinney .aged 97. and James Organ.aged 98.
But Mrs. Rachel Skyles. who was born in
1TW. still lives. She owns a farm of 4MJ acres.
Is a member of the Methodist church, and is
remarkably vigorous and healthy for one of
The twenty-ninth annual communi
cation of the Masonic grand lodge of
Missouri (colored) was held at Lexing
ton. Over 125 lodges were represented. Rev. J. C
Madison, ot Lexington, delivered the address
of welcome, and Iuman Page, president of
Lincoln institute, responded. Grand Master
J. H. Pelham, who has tilled the position for
twelve years, read a highly-Interesting annual
address, showing a remarkable growth of the
organization during the past Masonic year.
Officers elected: Urand master. J. H. Pelham,
Hannibal: deputy grand master. A. J. Wash.
Kansas City: senior grand warden. O. H.
Wimton. Palmyra: junior grand warden. Joe
E. llerriford. Chillirotbe: grand treasurer. W.
H. Jones. St. Joseph: grand secretary. A. R
Chinn. Glasgow; secretary of relief. Amos
The committee of relief of widows and or
phans reported that H.200 had been raised to
be divided among the beneficiaries of thirty
six death. This is the best report in the his
tory of the organization.
A Girl's foolish Act.
Miss Charlie Field, of 3228 Lucas
avenue, St. Louis, swallowed prussic
acid and died.
It seems that her lover had broken their en
gagement. Miss Field was 2!. and was a
stenographer for the Tilden Chemical Co..
where it Is supposed she procured the
deadly drug. She went to her room in the
evening, lit the gas until the room was
brilliantly Illuminated, took the small bottle
containing the poison from a drawer, removed
the cork one swallow, and all was over, for
prussic acid kills quickly. The bottle dropped
to the Boor, and her form fell over until her
head and shoulders rested on the window
sill. There she was the next morning, whea
her little nephew went to call her for break
fast, and said "Auntie, wake up." thinking she
was asleep. A note was found, in which she
said life was not worth living, and concluding:
Pay my debts: I nm not entitled to decent
burial." Miss Field was a handsome girl and
a devoted bicycle rider.
Wants a Guardian Appointed.
A case attracting considerable inter
est was filed in Pettis county the other
It was a petition in the probate court by
Mrs. Sallie F. McClure asking for the appoint
ment of a guardian for A. J. Gentry and wife. the
latter a. sister of the petitioner, on the ground
that they are of unsound mind. Both defendants
are members of wealthy families in central
Missouri, and is charged that Gentry has
squandered fl.VOOO in the past few months.
Mrs. Gentry, the petition states, is possessed
of a large amount of personal and real proper
ty, which she inherited from her father, and
she permits her husband to squander it and
convert it to his own use. Gentry, the peti
tioner states, is an habitual drunkard and
wastes his income in riotous living.
MaJ. Henry M. Clark.
Maj. Henry M. Clark, of Boonville,
died of pneumonia the other morning,
He was born In Kentucky, but had resided in
Boonville most of his life. He was appointed
postmaster of Boonville In 1X46, and held the
place through four administrations. He joined
the southern army in 1W1 and went to Texas,
where he remained until 1870. He married
Miss Virginia Mack in 1857, and leaves only
the widow to mourn his loss, he was a promi
nent mason and was buried under the auspices
or tnat organization.
Killed Himself In a Bath Tab.
J. W. Walker, of St. Joseph, killed
himself in a Kansas City hotel.
He took a dose of carbolic acid and then shot
himself behind the right ear. Walker's clothes
were on the floor by the bath tub. while he re
posed in the tub on his back Mr. Walker was
a well-known democratic politician, and was
the leader of the Buchanan county delegation
In the state convention held in Kansas City in
May. lW. He was a sound money man. and
made a vigorous right against the adoption of
the Bland platform.
The Tallest Convict.
The Missouri penitentiary can now
boast of having the tallest convict in
He was delivered to the prison officials by the
sheriff of Wayne county. His name David
Mitchell: his sentence is two years for forgery.
He is 25 years of age. and be is 6 feet 41 Inches
In height, (apt. Jesse B. Tolin. who has been
"dressing in" convicts at the prison for the
past ten years, says that Mitchell is the tallest
man that ever passed through his hands.
Walked to Ills Death While Asleep.
Thomas Dike, conductor on a Kansas
City. St. Joseph & Council Bluffs train,
walked from the caboose, near Wes
ton, while asleep, and was fatally in
jured. Rattle of Lexing-ton.
A reunion of the survivors of the
battle of Lexington will be held there
on September 21. Prominent speakers
will be secured, and the veterans given
a good time.
Why Jonathan Jones Is Wanted.
Jonathan Jones, of near Sweet
Springs, Saline county, is wanted
for shooting Mrs. George Anthony in
the leg because she would not dance
Ketalned by the Defense.
Col. Nat C Dryden, St. Lonis, and
Col. R. E. Anderson, Hannibal, have
been retained by Dr. and Mrs. Hearne,
who are charged with the Stillwell
Accidentally Shot His Brother.
John Dwyer, residing near Lexing
ton, was accidentally shot in the head
by his brother, while shooting at a
mark. The wound may prove fataL
Dwelling and Mara Bnrned.
The dwelling and barn of ITenrv
Tevebaugh, 2 miles south of Housato-
nia, Pettis county, were destroyed by
fire. Loss, S3, 000; partially insured.
On Chattel Mortgages.
The Borden &. Swearingen shutter
and iron works, Kansas City, with a
branch at St. Louis, was closed the
other day under chattel mortgages.
They Have a Fine Time at Willow Sprouts
Looked Like a Cannty fair. Owing; to a
Display of Vegetables and Live Stock.
The G. A. R. encampment at Willow
Springs was largely attended, and
the town had more visitors than
probably ever before. Addresses were
made by CoL J. J. Martin, of West
Plains, and Dr. A. Mullinix, of Wil
low Springs. The Willow Springs
glee club furnished excellent music.
Many of the veterans brought fruit
and vegetables and displayed them
B. F. RuttelL
on the grounds, and some even brought
live stock, so that a stranger on enter
ing the grounds would think he was
entering a country fair. This part of
the proceedings attracted so much at
tention that it will probably result ia
the organization of a permanent insti
tution of that kind. On the second
night the camp was brilliantly lighted,
and the veterans held an old-fashioned
camp fire. Hon. B. F. Russell, of Craw
ford county, speaker of the lower
house of the legislature, delivered an
address, and many other prominent
speakers were heard.
Eleventh Annas! Rennion of the Missouri
Association at HlgglnSTllle Officers
The eleventh annual rennion of the
State Ex-Confederate association was
held at Confederate Home farm near
Higginsville. Many were present from
all parts of the state. Secretary Bar
low read several letters of regret from
prominent persons who had been in
vited to attend the reunion, but were
prevented. Among them was one
from Gen. Franz Sigel. of New York;
one from Maj. William Warner, of
Kansas City, and one from Rev. J.
William Jones, chaplain of the old
North army of Virginia. Father
John Bannon, whose home was former
ly in St. Louis, known as the fighting
chaplain of Guibor's battery, wrote
from St. Francis Xavier's, Dublin, Ire
land. Maj. Henry Newman was introduced
as master of ceremonies. After feel
ingly alluding to the monument to be
erected at Chickamauga on September
19 in memory of the battle begun there
by Bledsoe's battery of Missouri and
the substantial monument of the Con
federate State home by the ladies of
Missouri, Maj. Newman introduced
Senator CockrelL, who entertained the
audience for about a half hour. CoL
John T. Crisp, of Independence, also
The election resulted in the unani
mous selection of James Bannerman,
of St. Louis, for president, one vice
president from each congressional dis
trict and one at large, as follows:
First district, K. F.. Peddicord. Pal
myra; Second, F. L. Pitts, Monroe;
Third. T. K. Gash, Clay; Fourth, Elijah
Gates, Buchanan; Fifth. E. W. Strode,
Jackson; Sixth, W. C Bronaugh, Hen
ry; Seventh, T. C. Hoy, Pettis; Eighth,
A. L. Zollinger, Cooper; Ninth, W. H.
Kennon, Audrain; Tenth. Henry Gui
ber, St. Louis; Eleventh, Frank Gaien
nie, St. Louis; Twelfth, S. M. Kennard,
St Louis; Thirteenth, S. L. Asbury,
St. Francis; Fourteenth, O. II. P. Ca
tron, Howell; Fifteenth, C. T. Davis,
Maj. Harvey Salmon, of Henry coun
ty, was unanimously elected vice-president
at large. These officers compose
the executive committee of the state
association and of the home.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
canvassed the past year's work, made
plans for the future, heard reports
from different sections and decided
that -it was not advisable to form a
Gen. Shelby was not present, al
though he had previously announced
his intention of being there. Impor
tant business in his official affairs as
marshal of the western federal district
of Missouri prevented him attending.
The second day was given np to the
transaction of business, the first day
being regarded as reunion day.
The new law against the sale of col
ored substitute for butter will
probably be tested in St. Louis. The
law was passed by the legislature Inst
winter, and its first violation is pun
ishable by a fine of from 850 to 5100, or
a jail sentence not exceeding thirty
days. For each subsequent offense
the fine is from 8250 to 8-00. or im
prisonment from one to six months, or
both. Not only does the act prohibit
the sale or manufacture of colored im
itation butter, but it also makes it il
legal for any person to take orders,
ship or in any way handle oleomar
garine. This does not include the con
sumer. The law has had some effect on the
butterine business in St. Louis. One
concern went out of business immedi
ately after the law went into effect,
last month. Two firms removed their
manufacturing plants to East St.
Louis, where they are now doing busi
ness. They manufacture and receive
orders for the colored butterine in Illi
nois, as there is no prohibitory law in
that state. They ship their product
direct to the consumer in Missouri,
without being amenable to the Mis
St Louis dealers regard this as an
advantage, and want to see the law
SAM JONES AT ASBURY PARK.
Some Crude Utterances Calculated ts
Cause Goody-Uoody People to Stop ana
Think The Card Players and Rnmsellera
Gets a Scoring.
AsBijRr- Park. N. Aug. 28. Rer.
Sam Jones was the star attraction at
Asbury Park yesterday. He preached
morning and evening. The morning
text wis "For God so loved the world,"
etc. He spoke of parental love, and
told how much greater was God's love
to his children. He said, in part:
"Woman, if you play cards and don't
want your son to be a gambler, you're
a fool.' If I got a telegram from my
oldest son to-day, saying that my wife
had a progressive euchre party or gave
a wine supper last night, I would wire
back at once to my son: 'Watch moth
er; she must be demented."'
"A gambler worth hundreds of thou
sands will go to New York and nearly
every knee will bow to him. Let an
angel of God visit New York and try to
get away without paying his board
bill, and the police department will be
called out and told to stand guard at
the gates of Heaven and intercept that
angel when he tries to enter the celes
"The whole manhood of America is
trying to hunt up an easy job. I like
the man with corns on his bands as
big as nickels, for that man knows
what it is to work.
"If we can get the saloonkeepers of
New York on the rnn, we can clean
liquor out of the country. The rum
subsidized editors say we can't keep
the saloons closed on Sunday; that the
laboring man has got to have his beer.
They said to Parkhurst: 'You're a
liar; you have disgraced yourself,
you're a failure.' But he went np and
np until Supt. Byrnes was compelled
to put in his resignation.
"Its funny to see the prayers of As
bury Park and Ocean Grove trying to
run out the deviL It reminds me of the
dog chasing the hog the dog was ia
front. The devil knows that he has
got control of the country as long as
the republicans and democrats are in
power. Man, if you don't change
your politics pretty soon you ought to
tell your wife to pot your summer
clothes in your coffin.
"The World's fair was not all that it
was advertised, for the managers
claimed to have the products of the
world. Did they have the products of
the liquor traffic? I suggested that
they ought to have exhibited forty
red-nosed bums in a glass ease. As
bury Park could then have been re pre
sented." NOVEL AND SENSATIONAL.
Bloody Riot Inaugurated by a Jealous
v Woman at a Picnic,
Vaxceburo, Ky., Aug. 26. One of
the most novel and sensational cutting
and shooting affairs in the history of
Lewis county took place on Spy Run
creek, near Vanceburg, Saturday after
noon. John Brown, of Vanceburg. gave a
picnic at Paradise grove. The at
tendance was large, gay and select.
All went well until 6 o'clock, when
the trouble began.
For some time Mrs. John McPiney
has been jealous of her husband. He
was dancing with Miss Birdie Smith,
and when the set was finished he
kissed her. Mrs. McPiney immediately
jumped upon the platform and leveled
a revolver at Miss Smith's head. The
latter instantly drew a dirk knife and
made a slash at Mrs. McPiney.
Mrs. Martha Charles attempted to
save Mrs. McPiney and had her right
hand severely cut near the wrist.
Harry Cole then ran In to disarm Miss
Smith, when she sprang at him like a
tigress and plunged the blade into his
breast just above the heart. The
tumult now became wild. Men flew
at each other like beasts. On every
side men fell .bleeding with broken
heads, knife wounds, etc. Women
fainted and children screamed. It was
some time before the riot abated.
It is reported this afternoon that
Cole will die.
A VERITABLE FIEND.
Murdered by a Woman Whose Hogs Ho
Mad Dlven unt of His Corn.
Ksoxvii.le, Ten a., Aug. 2ft. News
of a sensational murder comes from
Chadwell, Lee County, Va. One of Andy
Sutton's hogs got into a corn patch
belonging to Andy Bowling. Bowling
drove it out, and was assaulted by Sut
ton's wife, who began throwing stones
at him. The first stone stone knocked
out three of Bowling's teeth, knocking
him down and senseless. Mrs. Sutton
then climbed over the fence between
her place and the ground outside the
corn lot and struck Bowling a sec
ond blow in the temple, killing him
M'KINLEY AT CHAUTAUQUA.
Compelled to Hold an Informal Reeep
tlon at the Close of Service.
Chautauqua, N. Y., Aug. 2& Dr.
W. W. Ramsey, pastor of the Tremont
street church, Boston, preached the
sermon yesterday morning. Gov. Mc
Kinley and Senator Miller were both
in the congregation.
Gov. McKinley left the grounds yes
terday with Dr. Flood for Williams
port, Pa., and Senator Miller left for
his home in Herkimer.
So eager were the people to see Gov.
McKinley and shake hands with him
that the governor was obliged to re
ceive informally at the close of the
Determined Upon Decisive Action In Re
gard to China.
Loxdos, Ang. 25. The Sun says
that it ia rumored that the Marquis of
Salisbury, the British premier, has
determined upon decisive action in re
gard to China, and that a British fleet
will occupy one or two Chinese ports
and perhaps land marines in order to
enforce Great Britain's demands ia
connection with the investigation of
the recent massacres.
The prevalent opinion is that the
time for temporizing is past.