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II. II. AIIVIS, 1'uhlisher.
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From A!l Parts.
The Proceedings of the first Scs-tlon.
The 54th congress convened its first ses
sion on the 2d. The senate was called to
order by Vice President Stevenson and the
new senators and those who had been re
elected were sworn In. A committee was
appointed to notify the president In the
house Thomas l:. Itted, of Sl.ilne. was
chosen as speaker. A committee was
Turned to Join a like committee on the part
of the senate to wait upon the president.
Several bills were introduced In the in
terest of railway postal clerks and letter
In the United States senat.? yesterday
the president's message was read. There
were 172 hills and 16 resolutions introduced,
lut a majority were reprints of measures
which failed to pass last session. Amor;
the bills were the following: To establish
a uniform system of bankruptcy: for the
comtiulsorv education of Indian emiaren.
for the exclusion of alien anarchists: for
the amendment of the tariff laws, so as to
admit free of duty all material used In the
construction or equipment of vessels built
In the I'nlted States: to limit the presi
dent's term to six years without reelec
tion. and repealing all laws permittlnp; the
Issuance of linds In the house the pres
ident's m-ssnKC was read, after which bills
were Introduced to establish a uniform sys
tern of bankruptcy: to amend the immi
gration laws: to equalize pensions on ac-
?o'.:nt of service in the Mexican war: to
provide that no alien shall be admitted to
citizenship who has not for the continued
term i'f live years precedimi his admission
resided within the United States, and who
cannot speak, read and write the lnijlish
lvritinns for the recognition of Cuban
Insurgents were offered in the senate on
the 4th. 1:111s were Introduced to amen;'
the immigration laws, excluding all im
migrants between 34 and t years of a
who cannot both read ami write the Kng
1UU language; to remove the bar of limita
tions in suits brought by laborers or rr.'
chanics against the United States for work
done: to increase all pensions granted under
the act of 1S: to $12: to provide for a gen
eral system of fortifications for sea-coast
defenses. A resolution was introduc
for vigorous action for the protection and
security of American citizens in Turkey.
The house was not in session.
Hills were introduced in the senate on the
Eth for the unlimited coinage of gold and
silver In connection with other nations- to
prevent the carrying of obscene lileratur-
on railroads: to have all the silver In th
treasury coined into subsidiary coin, anj
providing for the repeal of all laws au
thorizing the issuance of interest-bearing
bonds. A resolution was Introduced for
the recognition of the belligerency of
Cuban insurgents and another declarin;
to be the sense of the senate that it was
unwise and inexpedient to retire the green
tacks. Adjourned to the ilth. The housi
was not in session.
The senate was not in session on the Oth
In the house bills were introduced to
levy a dutv on wool: to amend the act in
corporatlng the Maritime Canal company
of Nicaragua: to repeal the interstate com
merce law: to prohibit the appointment o'
aliens to office under the government. Pe
titions were presented for the admission of
Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico to
statehood and for the recognition of th
Cubans as belligerents. Adjourned until
A new counterfeit two dollar silver
certificate was discovered. It is of the
series of 1S91, check letter C, plute num
ber 41, D. N. Morgan, treasurer, portrait
of William Windoni. The note is much
smaller in every way than the genuine.
The president nominated Kufus XX.
reckham, of Albany, N. Y, to be asso
ciate justice of the L'nited Stales su
preme court to succeed the late Howell
K. Jackson, of Tennessee.
At a nej.'ro cake walk in Koseborough,
Ark., the negroes ate at their supper a
portion of a hog that had been fed by
its owner on strychnine and 12 died
u ml a half dozen others were danger
A temperance congress was organ
ized at Minneapolis that is intended to
embrace all the temperance organiza
tions of the country.
Charles C. Abbott and his wife were
discovered dead in their looms at Hol
yoke, Mass., having-evidently poisoned
Stevenson, Alexander & Co., boot and
shoe jobbers at Baltimore, made an as
signment with liabilities of S13U.0U0.
The secretary of the treasury trans
mitted to congress the estimates of ap
propriations required for the fiscal
year ending June 3d, ls'JT, which aggre
gate S41S,u'Jl,073. The appropriations
for the present fiscal year amounted
The world's records were broken by
Cheyenne (Wyo.) bicyclists. John
Green rode a mile, flying start, in 1:25,
and Charles Krsvvell rode a mile, stand
ing start, in 1 : 40.
The Pennsylvania Investment com
pany at Kansas City, Mo., failed for
The president's message, made pub
lic on the nd, is devoted to two subjects
and about equally divided between the
two, foreign affairs and financial
nffairs. In regard to other matters he
is content to refer congress to the de
partmental reports with a general
concurrence in their statements of
facts and their recommendations.
Seven of the lurgest w holesale estab
lishments in IndianaoIis were de
stroyed by fire, the total loss being
Three highwaymen rode into Mon
teer. Mo., and robbed the iost office and
every man, woiuan and child they met.
While endeavoring to prevent a fight.
Kev. T. N. Lucas, a prominent Baptist
minister residing near Montevallo. Ala.,
was shot and killed by Robert Seals.
I'auline Hall, an actress, gave 25,000
loaves of bread to the poor in St. Louis.
The Shelbyville (Iud.) Cabinet com
pany made an assignment with liabili
ties of SS0.O00.
If. H. Morrill and his 14-year-old
laughter were murdered on the road
near Ash Springs, A. T by Indians.
The biennial session of the Virginia
legislature began at Hichmond. In his
message Gov. O'Ferrall recommends the
extermination of the race track and
gambling evils in the state and says
lynching' must be stopped.
Toe next national encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic will be
belli at St. Paul September I to 4, 1S96.
The town of Mount Pleasant, Tent).,
was almost destroyed by fire.
Three bushels of letters stolen from
the mails early in August were discov
ered :n the loft of the fire department
building in Centra, Mass.
The South Carolina constitutional
convention adjourned after signing the
revised constitution. The negro dele
gates refused to sign on account of the
provision depriving them of suffrage.
John Fritz, of Pennsylvania, was
elected president of the American So
ciety of Mechanical Kngineers at the
annual nn-ctiiig in New York.
Luis Felipe Carbo, minister of the
new government of Ecuador, is study
ing American institutions and will en
deavor to get teachers to inaugurate
the public school system in Ecuador.
At F. convention in (iuthrie a memo
rial was adopted asking congress tond
mit Oklahoma as a state at once, as she
has a greater taxable valuation and
population than any other state in the
union at the time of admission.
The Chaffee block at Allegan. Mich.,
w as burned, the loss being 100,000.
It was reported that the replj- of the
marquis of Salisbury to the note of
Secretary Olney on the Venezuelan
question was a refusal on the part of
Great Britain to arbitrate.
The Empire State express on the
New York Central road now makes
daily trips from New York to Buffalo,
440 miles, in 493 minutes, making it
the fastest passenger train in the
There was but little over a foot of
water in the Mississippi river at St.
Louis, the lowest record in nearly 20
J. Y. Forlines, engineer; A. V.
Straley, conductor, and llrakeman G.
II. lleilgi were killed in a railway
w reck at Lick Branch. W. Yn.
A. II. Andrews & Co., manufacturers
in Chicago of fine furniture and ollice
fixtures, failed for $100,000; assets.
William J. Murray, a prominent resi
dent of Toledo, ., died after a continu
ous self-imposed fast of 47 days.
The movement to bring about the
ta.utiin of church property in Missouri
was assuming commanding propor
tions. A negro named Isom Kearse, and his
agc-.l mother, charged with stealing a
Bible from a church near Broxton Ford,
S. C, were whipped to death with a
strap by a mob.
l'eter Maherand Hubert Fitzsimmons
were matched to light to a finish for the
world's championship near Kl Paso,
Tex., between February 11 and Febru
A trust, comprising almost every car
pet tack factory in the country, was
formed in New York, and the price of
tacks was advanced to almost double
the former rates.
John and Margaret Cowling, aged 73
anil 70 years, resjicctively, after having
been separated by divorce 24 years, were
reunited in marriage at Jeffersonville,
In tearing out the wall of an aban
doned cellar near Larned, Kan., the
skeletons of five men were found, and
they were thought to be the remains
of a party of land-buyers who went to
western Kansas in issl from Pennsyl
vania, and who mysteriously disap
peared. They were probably murdered
tor their money.
Melancholia, brought on by trouble
in love ail aiis, caused Miss May Wills,
a young society w oman of Akron, O., to
T. M. C. King, a justice of the peace,
and his wife, who had been ill, died sud
denly in Clay bourn county, Tenn.. from
the effects of a dose of medicine given
thein by an Indian doctor.
At its quarterly meeting the W. C. T.
I.', of l.'icluiiond, Va., adopted resolu
tions denouncing the "new woman's
The First national bank of Pratt,
Kan., went into voluntary liquidation.
All depositors were paid in full.
The mint in Philadelphia is turning
out 4oi),t)(io pennies daily because of the i
lleiurich Ilostman, of Dortmund
Prussia, arrived at Cincinnati on his
trip around the world on a bievcle He
is to make the trip in two years.
There were .124 business failures in
the l'nited States in the seven days
ended on the 0th, against 2SS the week
previous and 3i3 in the corresponding
time of 1S94.
Frank C. Elliott, state organizer for
the populist organization in Missouri,
was attacked bv a robber in Kansas
Citv and fataliv wounded.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the Cth aggregated
1,247.194.999. against $7o,4s4,ls2 the
previous week. Ihe increase, com
pared with the corresponding week in
P-94, w as 7.0.
The bonded warehouse of Elliot F.
Driggs was burned in Xew York, the
loss being $230,000.
Fire destroyed the stove works of J.
Woodruff & Sons at Salem, O., and
mnny valuable patterns were burned.
Mike lord and William Senter were
arrested at Atlanta, Ga., with a large
ouantitv of counterfeit ten dollar sil-
er certificates on their persons.
The National Civil Service Keform
league will hold their annual meeting
in Washington December 12 and 13.
Mrs. Joseph Heimein died in Toledo,
O., from the shock received by the
death of her husband and daughter in
a railway accident.
The hay crop of this year m the mid
dle states is reported to be 41 per cent,
less than last year.
In San Francisco Judge Murphy de
nied Theodore Durrant's motion for a
new trial and sentenced him to be
hanged for the murder of Blanche La
mout, but fixed no date for the execu
tion. Trince Graham, Jason Blake and Wil
liam Fraser (all colored) were hanged
at Hampton, S. C, for the murder of E.
IJ Mears; Jesse Jones was hanged at
O.'-irk. Ark., for murdering Charles and
Jesse llibdon in February, 1S94, and a
negro named Elliott was hanged at
Chester, S. C. for the murder of a white
man named Welch. I
The annual report of Attorney Gen
eral Harmon shows that there has been
an increase in the number of criminal
cases pending in the federal courts as
well as an increase in the expenses of
the courts from S3,Si34,S9S in 1SSS to $5,
52,223 in 1S95. He says too much of
the time of the supreme court is occu
pied by criminal appeals, and suggests
that such appeals be disallowed save in
capital cases. He also calls attention
to what he regards as the growing abuse
of the writ of habeas corpus, and sug
gests that the allowance of a stay by
the supreme court or one of its judges
be required at least on all appeals after
The bank of Oronogo, Mo., was robbed
by safe blowers of ?1,300.
The close of the first century of com
mercial liberty in America will be cele
brated in New York on the 10th inst.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Col. Smith A. Whitfield, first assistant
postmaster general during the latter
part of President Harrison's term, died
in Chicago, aged 49 years.
William Cobb, a centenarinn, died at
King's Mountain, .. C. A peculiarity
of his was to devour a chicken every day
for the past 50 years.
William Bennett.a heroof theCrimean
war and of the Sepoy mutiny in India,
died at his home in Chicago, aged 70
John Adam Baker, the oldest editor
in the state of Pennsylvania in contin
uous active service on one newspaper,
died at his home in New Bloomfield.
He had lieen editor of the Perry Free
man since 1S39.
Gen. Edward Wright, who 20 yenrs
ago represented Iowa in the L'nited
States senate, died at his home in Des
The German government was taking
steps to prevent the growing emigra
tion of the younger generation to Amer
ica. Advices from Turkey say thut the
sultan had resolved to break till diplo
matic relations if the powers force the
The Brazilian council of ministers re
fused to submit the Trinidad dispute
with England to arbitration.
The centenary of the birth of Thomas
Carlyle, the famous historian and
philosopher, was celebrated a, his birth
place, Ecclelieehan, Scotland.
A dispatch from Vienna says that the
powers have presented an ultimatum to
the porte threatening to force the pas
sage of the Dardanelles unless firmans
are issued within 72 hours permitting
the passage of the second guardship.
Gen. Gonzales, the Cuban insurgent
leader, convicted at Havana of taking
up arms against the government, was
Advices from Constantinople say thnt
Said Pasha, the president of the Turk
ish council of state and formerly grand
vizier, had taken refuge in the British
embassy at Constantinople, believing
his life was in danger.
It was announced that the embassies
had informed the sultan of Turkey that
if the firmans for the extr-. giiardships
were refused the Dardenelles would be
forced by the powers.
It was rumored that the sultan of
Turkey had decided to consent to each
of the powers having a second guard
ship at Constantinople.
It was announced that British ships
had landed soldiers at Pera, a suburb of
Constantinople, to protect the British
A fire at Mariestad, Sweden, did dam
age to the extent of $270,000 and left GG0
Ox the 7th. while the students of
Chamberlain institute, at Handolph. X.
Y., were at supper in the dining hall,
fire was discovered in the main build
ing cupola. A Intra wind srave the
(lames such headway that the fire de
partment, which was on the scene in
live minutes, was powerless. The
llamcs communicated with the chape!.
and all were burned to the ground.
A ni'.i'oiir is current in court circles
in I.ondou that Princess Victoria of
S.hlesvvig-Holstciii, daughter of Prince
anil Princess Christian, is about to be
betrothed to Count Albert Memlorff.
who is related to the Moravian princely
house of Dietrichtstein, and who is
a!.--o a distant relative of the queen
and an intimate friend of the prince of
TliK weekly statement of the Xevv
York associated banks for the week
ended on the 7th flowed the follow
ing changes: Heserve, increase, SI.-i'p-o.;i7f;
loans, decrease. S'JiH.Suo; spe
cie, increase. SI. 220.4 '10; legal tenders,
increase, Sd.".2o0; deposits, increase,
SaUS,500; circulation, increase, $41,100.
The Canadian Soo canal has been clos
ed for the season. Since it opened for
traffic, on September 9 last, 1.168 ves
sels, with registered tonnage of 747,371
tons, have parked through it. The ca
nal was only used in daylight, owing to
there lieing no lighting of the ap
proaches. Mns. GnovKK Ci.kvei.axi has pur
chased a life-size intaglio of a child
holding lilies, entitled "Blessed are the
Pure in Heart." It is to be sent to En
gland as a Christinas gift from the
president's wife to her friend, Mrs.
t'urzon, nee Leiter.
A Pakis paper says it is reported
that Capt. Albert Drevfus, who. in
January last, was publicly degraded
and confined in a fortress to undergo a
life sentence for having divulged gov
ernment secrets, has escaped to British
Tub London board of trade returns
for November show that during that
month imports increased 3.740,000,
and exports increased ill.4C0.000, as
compared with those for the corre
sponding month of 194.
Ax imperial edict has been issued in
China ordering the construction of a
double-track railway between Pekin
and Tien-Tsin, a distance of seventy-
The monthly report on forecast veri
fications, prepared by the weather bu
reau, show the percentage of forecasts
verified in the month of November to
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
A Story About Spirit Picture.
The new sergeant-at-arms of tho
house, Mr. Russell, says a Washington
dispatch, is developing a reputation as
a story teller. He sat in a group of
congressmen and told this, vouching
for the character of the parties who
furnished him the information.
J. H. Mercer, of Undine. Washington county.
Mo., recently went toa photograph galiery with
his family to have a family group made. There
are seven in the family. The artist arranged
them properly before the camera. When the
plate was developed there were nine neison
in the croup, including twochildren of Mr. and
Mrs. Mercer that died several years ao. One
of the dead children is pictured in a croufhinir
position at its mother's knees. The other ap
pears in its father's arms, as it was held when
it died. One of the photographs is now in the
possession of a well-known attorney of that
section. A. t". Farrow. The pictures of the
deceased children show for themselves. The
artist can not explain the addition of the twe
children to the croup- The whoie thing is
AdjiiHtment of a Missouri Land Grant.
There has been pending for a long
time an unsettled agricultural land
grant to the state of Missouri
A bill has been prepared for a linal adjust
ment In the matter, and will be introduced in
coujrress. The land (jrant act passed in lK&J.
It was to provide colleges for the benefit of
agriculture and Ihe mechanic arts. Missouri
selected about .V. acres alon the survey of
the Atlantic & Pacific, now the St. Louis &
San Francisco railroad. That land was sup
posed to be more valuable, by reason of the
railroad survey, and it was put to the state at
double minimum price. 011 that account. When
the road was built, it departed from the sur- I
vey. Much of the (arid was from 6 tu Li miles t
off the road, and yet the state had been ch-ircred I
double value for it In Is-,) all lands alo-i the j
road were reduced from double minimum to !
single minimum. Missouri had -i.fti acres
which has been charged to heras4i.!Mi acres.
The bill for adjustment authorizes the state to
select from ihe irovernmenl lands within Mis
souri. 2i.fiu ai res for the benefit of the agri
Their I'rivnte Secretaries.
Says a Washington dispatch: Two
members of the Missouri delegation
have daughters who are stenographers
and typewriters. They have decided
to appoint those daughters to the posi-
tions of private secretaries under the
law which gives each member a secre
tary at S'.O'J a month while congress is
in session. The members are Mr. Tracy
and Mr. Hauey.
Mr. Cobb retains the services of his
former private secretary, Mr. Rogers,
of St. Louis.
Mr. Mozely has appointed M. E. Ben
son, of West Plains, his private secre
tary. Representative Clark has appointed
as his private secretary Bert I). Nor
toui, a well-known young lawyer ol
l armern' JnHlittite lit Shannon.
The people of Shannon county are I
enthusiastic over the farmers' insti- (
tnte held at Birch Tree. Those who j
are lecturing under the auspices of the !
state board of agriculture pronounced j
the display of apples, corn, potatoes
and wheat one of the
seen. Dr. T. J. Turner
best they had
"disease of live stock," N. F. Murray,
"commercial horticulture," anil as this
is the heart of the land of the big, red
apple, a large audience greeted him
and followed the lecture with closest
interest. He was followed by John
Patterson on "dairying." Col. G. XV.
Waters talked on "tillage" and Mr.
Patterson discussed "farm wastes."
Stale Horticultural Society Ollleers.
The State Horticultural society, at
its Xeosho meeting, elected the follow- j
ing ollicers: .1. C. Evans, North Kau- I
sas City, president; N. II. Murray,
Oregon, vice-president; L. A. (io id- ,
man, Westport, secretarv; A. Nelson.
Lebanon, treasurer. Numerous awards '
were made. Several barrels of ap-jles !
were sent from the Neosho exhibit to j
the Kansas state horticultural meet
ing at Columbus; also several to the
Illinois meeting at Kankakee.
ludxe Sloan Takes Strychnine.
Judge K. M. Sloan, aged 51,- whe
lived 4 miles north of Carthage, com
mitted suicide with strychnine the
other morning. Insanity, caused by
insomnia, was the cause. He came
from New Boston, 111., in lsr.s, to Jas
per county, and was successful as a
farmer and cattle buyer, and had ac
cumulated an estate worth 5100,000. ;
He had large business transactious iu
St. Louis. I
Want a New School Itiiildini-. ;
The directors of the school district'
of Columbia, Boone county, vote!
unanimously to submit a proposition '
to erect a high school building. An ;
election is called for December 21 tc '
consider the question, and all cpiali- 1
fied voters will have a voice in the de- j
cision. The board claims that the cost t
of the building as proposed will in- i
volve an increase of only ten cent tax. j
Itolil Work or Robbers. j
At Monteer, Shannon county, three .
men, about 5 o'clock the other after-!
noon, robbed the store of Charles Mo
Clellan, the post office, compelled G. J
H. Davis, a school-teacher, to hand
over SHr., and robbed Mrs. McClelian, !
John Little, Joe Layton and another
man. ivev. i.ouis uenis, .Methodist,
was forced to hand over all he had.
Poisoned Ills S liter's Lover.
The death sentence passed upon
Emile David by the circuit court of
Osage county has been affirmed by the
supreme court. He poisoned Frank
Henderson, who was engaged to marry
He Soto to Secure a College.
The committee appointed by the
Christian church of southeast Missouri
have decided to locate their college at
De Soto. Bloom fiel.i presented claims.
Murderously Ansanlted and Uoblird.
Frank C. Elliott, state organizer for
the populist organization in Missouri,
was attacked by a robber in Kansas
City the other night and his skull
fractured. The robber used a chunk
of coal tied in a handkerchief. He se
A Kansas City Pioneer.
Edward N. Allen, aged 65, a pioneer
of Kansas City, for ten years president
of the board of trade and an ex-mayor,
died the other day. His father waa
the late Josiah B. Allen, a man of
considerable prominence in Connects J
cut and Ohio.
The revival meetings held by Elder
J. W. Henson, of the East Moberly
Christian church, have been very suc
cessful, many being brought to repent
ance. Gov. Stone has appointed French
Strother school" commissioner of Au
drain county, to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of C. J. Settle.
Dr. Burton L. Thorpe, of Billings,
and Miss Roberta Scott, of Gallatin,
were married at the Baptist church,
in Gallatin, a few day ago. Dr. Pope
Fanny Phillips, daughter of Judge
J. C. Phillips, of Butler, took "Hough
on Hats." and died from the effects.
She was 10 years old. Her parents ob
jected to her marrying.
Clarence T. Evans, a deaf mute,
aged 22. was struck by a train on the
St. Louis, Keokuk &. Northwestern
about a mile above Hannibal and in
stantly killed. The deceased resided
in Hannibal with his parents.
A special election held at Holden to
decide whether the city charter should
be changed from a village to that of a
third-class eity, resulted iu favor of
the latter proposition, the vote stand
ing 223 for and 3 againsL Less than
half the vote was polled.
One of the attractive exhibits at the
meeting of the State Horticultural so
ciety at Xeosho was an orange tree
full of oranges. The tree is a Xeosho
product, belonging to Mrs. Charles
Lewis, is seventeen years sld, and this
is the fifteenth crop of fruit. The
oranges are of fair size and well col
ored. Congressman Bartholdt has intro
duced a bill to enable the secretary of
war to continue the reconstruct ion of
the military post at Jefferson barracks.
St. Louis. It provides that, S2M,0o00
be appropriated. Mr. Bartholdt lias
j f,lrth congress will be more liberal
toward the iost
A special election was held in Cole
county the other day to vote on a prop
osition to issue S'to.OOO of 4 per cent,
bonds for the purpose of building a
new courthouse. Two-thirds of all the
votes cast were necessary to carry the
proposition, and they were secured.
i Of the l,t'i44 votes cast in Jefferson City
j only 19 were against.
I Itollin McXama. who has been
j brought into prominence lately by the
1 number of times lie has been arrested
I on the charge of swindling, was held
j in default of SS00 bail at Mexico on
I- the charge of having defrauded Bar
ney Fcnnevvald, of Martinsburg, out
1 of over S-'.OOO worth of cattle. McNama
! could not find a bondsman, and he was
! remanded to jail.
The secretary of the treasury at
Washington has seut a fitting letter
to the widow of Assistant Comptroller
Mansur. convevimr to her a beautiful
; volume of the embossed resolutions
missed bv the officials of the treasury
j department at the time of Col. Man
j snr's death. The volume is bound in
I handsome morocco ami contains. le
I sides the beautifully engrossed resolu
: tions, a large picture of Col. Mansur.
The state board of railway and ware
house commissioners the other day
iniide an order requiring the Chicago,
Hock Island & Pacific Hail way Co. to
deliver grain shipped over its lines
destined to elevf tors on the tracks of
the Chicago Gr'.at Western, at St.
Joseph. For some rei-snn, not appa
rent, the Hock Island refused to deliv
er the grain, which is a violation of
the statutes regulating the inter-
change of traffic and the orders of the
board issued on that point about a
Senator Cockrell has undertaken to
help the members of the various Mis
souri militia organizations get pay for
the horses and equipments they lost
during the civil war. By an agreement
between President Lincoln ami Gov.
Gamble in November, 1 SOI. it was ar
ranged that the militia should be
called out whenever needed for service
in the state to help in preventing con- I
federate raids and suppressing the
rebellion. Many of the members fur- i
nished their own arms, horses and j
equipments, and lost them through no i
fault of their own. , j
Representative Bartholdt put in his !
bill the other day for the appointment .
of a commission to investigate the pol- j
lutiou of water supplies where such '
pollution affects or threatens to affect
the sanitary condition of the people of
more than one state. This is the bill
which, if enacted, will lead to a very
thorough inquiry of the probable effect
of the big Chicago drainage canal upon
the water of the Illinois and Missis
sippi rivers. It provides for three com
missioners, to be appointed by the pres
ident, to serve for S10 a day and ex
penses. The commission is to report
to congress the results of the investi
gation. The annual meeting of the State
Horticultural society was held at Ne
oslio. Among the interesting papers
read was one by J. M. Purdie, of Neo
sho, on "How to Take Care of Apples."
Mr. Purdie showed by his simple meth
od of constructing cold storage houses
that there was no use of any great ex
pense. Frank Hammond, of A more t,
one of the new orchard towns on the
Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf rail
road, read a paper on "The Prepara
tion of Ground and Planting an Or
chard," after which a general discus
sion on the question was held. Secre
tary Goodman read a paper prepared
by Paul Eavens, of the Olden Fruit
Farm, on "Spraying.
Louis Bauer has sued the Marion
Sims College of Medicine at St. Louis
to replevin a lot of physiological and
anatomical specimens, which he values
at SoOO. He presents a catalogue of
the goods wanted. Among the things
wanted is a defective larynx, a girl's
left leg, a spinal column, a sort of
Siamese twins a woman's arm, some
gjnshot wounds, three clavicles, the
half of a skull, fragments of anchylosed
elbow joint, a stomr.ch with papillo
matous tumors, a heart with ascend-
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The list embraces 185 specimens, plas-
kr casts, etc
Dr. Kauer alleges that
the college wrongfully took possession.
THE APACHE MURDERS
Commltted by Rraegades from the 8a a
Carlos Reservation Miner, Citizens and
Cavalryman in Hot Pursuit of the Mur
derers, Who are Making for Old Mexico
Murder Not the Worst of the Ken,
Dkmixu, X. M., Dec. 9. News from
the scene of the murders in Arizona
committed by renegade Apaches from
the San Carlos reservation, state that
the troops from Forts Bayard and
Grant are on th trail and that it tend
to the line of old Mexico into thu Sierra
Madre mountains, the stronghold of
the renegades for years. By treaty
soldiers can cross the international
boundary to pursue the Indians, but
the country is so rough and mountain
ous that it is very improbable that they
will ever get within a hundred miles of
In all. six murders are reported, the
first crime ln-ing committed on last
Monday on Eagle creek, when three
brothers named Ilinton and a man
named Searles were killed and horri
On Tuesday a farmer named Merrill
and his HVyear-old niece were slain in
the road six miles west of Ash Springs.
The girl had been outraged and tha
body was fearfully mutilated.
The scenes are on the borders of tha
reservation and many miles distant
from telegraphic communication, so
that complete particulars are not ol
tainable. There were six Indians in
the party, two mounted and four on
foot, but it would be an easy matter to
bleal horses for the entire party.
A party of miners from Duncan. Ari
zona, left in advance of the so'.dicrs.
heavily armed and well mounted, and
at last accounts were following the In
dians within two hours.
These crimes do not indicate an out
break or serious trouble, being the
work of a few murderous bucks, whose
action is condemned by the reservation
Indians, who are contented.
All remaining cavalry at Fort Bay
ard were orih-red out yesterday to
make a forced march into Arizona for
the purpose of co-operating with troops!
already out. including those from Fort
Grant, to assist in the capture of the
band of reiugade Indians. A report
was also telegraphed to Fort
Bayard that the' citizens" posse
under the leadership of the Park
brothers, which had taken the
trail immediately after the disoovary
of the murders, had engaged in a fight
with the Indians near Clifton. Ariz.,
and that one or more of the posse had
been killed. This is not verified, but
was telegraphed to the commanding
officer at Fort Bayard. The depart
ment is exerting every effort iu the
movement of troops to cut off the band
from escaping across the border into
IS HARRISON A CANDIDATE?
For the Hand in Marriaire of His Lata
Wife's Niece, Mrs. Uimmork.
Xew Yokk, Dec. 9 A dispatch from
Washington was published here yester
day morning stating that Mrs. Dim
mock, a niece of the late Mrs. Benja
min Harrison, would shortly marry tne
ex-president. Regarding the report,
the Tribune to-day says:
"Mrs. Diminock lives at 40 West Thirty-eight
street, in this eity. When a
Tribune reporter called to sec her Sat
urday she courteously licgged to lie ex
cused, and. in reply to a query as t.
the truth of the report, sent back word
that she was much distressed to think
that such a report had ln-en circulated
and that she must Ik-excused from say
ing anytliinir. A memlH-r of the fam
ily supplemented Mrs. Dinncoi-k's re
ply by saying that Gen. Harrison was
the proper person to be seen upon this,
A lto.it in the Ohio Kiver doing to Cuba
Cituu;o. Dec. .. A special dispatch
to an afternoon pacr from hvansviile
Ind.. says: For several i:vs a strunire-
looking schooner-rigged craft has lcen
lying at anchor here. Yesterday mi rn
ing it left the dry-docks at Puducah.
and her captain, Samuel Iictts, an
nounced that the vessel was intended
as tt means of conveyance of a filibus
tering party to Cuba.
several young men from this city
will join the party, which will ,-o.isist.
of over liKI men. who will lie officered
by a West Point graduate on landing
on Hie island. The boat is about sev
enty feet long and well built. Betts
exp.'cts to land his party within a few
weeks and without trouble. He claims
that church money is behind the pro
ject. SUDDEN RETURNING INSANITY
Results In a Horrible Tragedy Near Hex.,
Dextkr. Ia.. Dee. 9. The Valentine
Hibbs home, four miles northeast of
Dexter, was the scene yesterday at 1 p.
in. of one of the bloodiest tragedies,
ever enacted in central Iowa. Grant
Hibbs. aged 32 years, fired one shot at
his wife, then turned the .IS-calibre re
volver and shot himself twice through
the head. Then he grablied a knife
and inllicted twelve dangerous wounds
on his wife before falling from the loss
of blood. At 5 p. m. last night Hibbs
was slowly dying, his brains running
out of both wounds. The wife is in a
precarious condition, but may live.
Hibbs was released from the '.Mount
Pleasant insane asylum as cure;', five
weeks ago, but his insanity returned
suddenly in a violent form.
THE ASHANTEE CAMPAIGN.
Arrival of the First Detachment of Troops
at Cape Coast Castle.
London, Dec. 9. A dispatch received
here announces the arrival at Cape
Coust Castle of the steamer Angola,
from Liverpool, which is conveying the
first detachment of troops "for the
Ashantee expedition. The dispatch
adds that a tornado, accompanied by a
fi.'ilenf. franninF wnin .......... ; 1 .-
- .-wu. tain,
aturday. 1 he town was flooded, and
th !.'. ,,. f,.i . . .
the officers were forced to seek refuge.
In the castle, their beds In many case.
h, Tin;, u,en washM, awav