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The Moskowski Viedemoste (Moscow
Gazette) urges Germany to curb Great
Britain's aggressive policy in Africa.
The Pall Mall Gazette is authority
for the statement that Cecil J. Ehodes,
ex-premier of Cape Colony, sailed from
Cape Town for England on the 15th.
Tin; Brazilian government has con
cluded a contract for the immigration
of 100.000 foreigners, Italians being
excluded from the provisions ol the
M. Emii.e Loi'BKT, formerly prime
minister of France, minister of the in
terior and minister of public works,
was. on the 16th, elected president of
the French senate.
A Dispatch from Portsmouth, jfin
pland, on the 13th, said that the Rrit
ish channel squadron was ready for
tea, with provisions on board sufficient
to last six months.
While a party of young ladies were
skating on the river near Decatur,
Ind., on the 14th, the ice gave way and
Miss Elva Rex went under. A tramp
plunged in and rescued her.
A Cape Towx dispatch says that
President Kruger will demand S.1.000
Indemnity on behalf of the relatives of
each Boer killed in the recent fight
with Dr. Jainieson's raiders.
The leading Russian newspapers are
unanimous in protesting against the
establishment of an entente between
England and Russia, in regard to the
Transvaal or any other question.
The S-ilvation Army in New York is
angry over the recall to England of
Commander Ballington Booth, who for
nine years has been in supreme com
mand of the Salvation Army in the
Fraxcis Mariox Disake was inaugu
rated governor of Iowa in the rotunda,
of the capitol building in Des Moines,
on the 1'ith, in the presence of thou
sands of spectators and both branches
cf the general assembly.
The London Times says that the ad
miralty has invited the principal pri
vate ship-building firms to tender bids
for ten third-class cruisers, to be com
pleted in one year, the armament to be
wholly of quick-firing guns.
FAll.rp.KS for the week ended on the
17th, as reported by R. (i. Dun & Co.,
were: For the United States. .T.i.", as
against 373 for thecorresponding week
last year; and for Canada, 81, against
60 last year.
At the polls, on the 1."th. the electors
of Manitoba declared almost unani
mously against interference by the
Dominion with her school laws, and
ex-Premier Greenway's administration
was indorsed by a good majority.
On the charge that he traveled on a
pass and collected mileage from the
territory. Gov. Thornton of New Mex
ico, on the 14th. summarily removed
Col. Richard Hudson, of Silver City, as
a member of the penitentiary board.
The senate committee on naval af
fairs has decided to hold the hearings
on the Chandler resolution to investi
gate certain matters in connection
with armor plate and other alleged
frauds in the navy, behind closed
Pkksipf.xt Cuespo has appointed
Rafael Reijas. Laureano Villa. Neuva
Julien, Viso March and Antonio Salzo
b commission to search the libraries in
Venezuela for old data regarding the
Guiana boundary, in order to assist the
United States commission.
Wnr.N Chaplain Couden of the house
of representatives in his opening
prayer, on the 17th, asked for the suc
cess of the Cubans jn their struggle
for liberty, there was a lively outburst
of handclapping all over the floor an
unusual if not unprecedented occur
rence. For entering ami starting the mare
'Bethel'' on German tracks, under the
Dame of "Nellie Kneebs." Robert T.
Kneebs, an American horseman, has
been sentenced at Rerlin to nine
months imprisonment and to pay a
fine of 5.000 marks. The mare was also
seized and forfeited.
The establishment of a national mil
itary park on the battlefields in and
around Vicksburg. Miss., is the pur
pose of a bill soon to be introduced iu
the house of representatives. The pro
posed park will cover an extent of ter
ritory one-eighth of a mile wide by six
miles in length, lying to the east and
north of the city.
Is the hotly-contested fight before
the Democratic national committee in
"Washington, on the lGth, Chicago won
the prize of the national convention,
which it was decided to hold in that
city on July 7 next. The decision was
reached on the twenty-ninth ballot,
which resulted: Chicago, 20; St. Louis.
24, and Cincinnati, 1.
"Within five days you may look for
Some very important action by this
government respecting Cuba," said a
gentleman who was at the White
House, on the 15th. He added that the
president and Secretary Olney were
giving consideration to this matter,
and that both felt the time for recog
nition of the revolutionists was close
A dispatch from Havana to Madrid,
on the lGth, said that the rebels had
shut off all means of communication
with the interior except by the short
railroad from Havana to Tarianas.
The telegraph wires were all cut and
the railway tracks torn up, and the
only means of official communication
with the outlying provinces was by
means of steamshiu.
THE ITEWS IN BRIEF.
Is tie senate, on the I3th, Senator Mor
gan (dem., Ala.) spoke two hours on the
tree silver substitute for the house bond
hill. A concurrent resolution empowering and
directing the president of the United States
to receive a deputation from the Cuban
revolutionists and to extend belligerent re
cognition to them, offered by Mr. Kyle (pop.,
S. D.) was referred to the committee on for
eign relations In the house, it being the
second Monday In the month. District of Col
umbia business was taken up and two bills
of local Interest were passed. The pension
appropriation bill carrying 141. a.K-'O. 850,00
less than the last bill, was taken up in com
mittee of the whole.
Is the senate, on the I4th. two bills, a rail
road and a private pension bill, were passed.
The latter bill provoked an unusually inter
esting debate, which was followed by a pre
pared speech on the house bond bill aad the
free silver substitute by Mr. Hutler (pop.. X.
C.) In the house four hours was occupied
in the debate on the general appropriation bill,
the feature of which was the philippic f Mr.
CummiMgs (dem., X. Y ) against the policy of
the pension bureau. The military acaiiemj
appropriation biil was reported had placed on
Is the senate, on the 15th. two loni; speeches
were delivered against the further issue of
United States bonds and In favor of the
use of silver money, by Messrs. Mills (dem.,
Tex.) and Pcffcr (pop.. Kas ). A joint reso
lution was introduced by Mr. Pugh (dem.,
Ala.) declaring all government bonds payable,
principal and interest, at the pleasure of the
government. In standard silver dollars In
the house the venerable ex-speaker. Galusha
A. Grow, delivered an earnest protest against
the encroachments of the head of the execu
tive department upon the prerogatives of the
house. Most of the session was devoted to a
discussion of the pension appropriation bill,
the administration of the pension bureau being
Is the senate, on the 16th. a resolution was
offered by Mr. Sewall (rep . X. J.) condemning
the course of the president in the enezuelan
boundary dispute, and declaring that the Mon
roe doctrine, as originally intended, was not
involved in the dispute. A resolution was
agreed to calling on the secretary of state for
information regarding the alleged detention
by the Turkish government of American citi
zens In the house bills were passed to print
3.0U0 copies of a compilation of the customs
law, and authorizing the leasing of school and
educational lands in Arizona. General debate
on the pension appropriation bill was conclud
ed. The death of . ex-Congressman Cogswell,
of Massachusetts, was announced, the usual
resolutions adopted, and. as a further mark of
respect, the house adjourned.
The senatcwas not in session on the 17th....
In the house the general pension appropriation
bill for the year ending June :i0. Isit". was con
sidered under the live-minute rule and passed.
A message was received from the president
asking prompt legislation to enable the attorney-general
to prosecute litigation in reference
to the granting of patents to land lying within
forfeited railroad grants. The invocation in
the chapiain"s prayer that this government do
what it can to aid in securing liberty to the Cu
oans was followed by a wave of apnlause.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
CHANCELLOR Vox HollKXI.olIK. oil be
half of the king, opened the I'russian
landtag, on the 1.1th. without any spe
cial ceremony. Two hundred members
of the body were present.
St. Ma lev's Catholic church at An
derson, Ind.. which cost S.Hl.fHiO and is
the third finest in the state, was dam
aged by fire to the amount of S .'.."ioo on
Uxitki Stater CoNsn.-Gr.NKKAi. De
Kay. at Rerlin, reports to the state de
partment that he has secured an allot
ment of room in the international art
exhibition, to lie held in Rerlin from
May -to October next, for American
artists, anil a promise from the presi
dent of the exhibition committee that
American artists shall have the same
privileges as artists in London and
SriT. CiiAliI.ETovof the reform school
for boys at l'lainfield. Ind.. on the l."th,
notified Secretary Metcalf of the state)
board of healih, asking that the insti
tution be placed under quarantine im
mediately, as scarlet fever had broken
out among the boys. The disease, ht
says, -..as communicated through a let
ter received by one of the boys.
NeAK Jacques' store, south of Fori
Holmes. .10 miles southeast of .Okla
homa City, Okla., on the 1.1th. a vigi
lance committee, composed of fanners
and ranchmen, captured and hanged
three desperadoes Tom Foley, a man
known as Wild Horse and c half-breed
Choctaw named Marina.
Jons J. Baxxixoax. general manager
of the United States Rubber Co.. gave
orders, on the 1.1th. for the indefinite
closing of the United States Rubber
Co.'s works at Millville. R. I. The or
der went into immediate effect, and
1,000 men were thrown out of work.
Prof. James Bkyce, who has just re
turned from a trip to South Africa, in
addressing the Edinburgh chamber of
commerce, on the 1.1th. said that there'
was no doubt that Mashonaland and
Matabeleland would prove to Iks
wealthy, but railways were necessary
tD develop them.
It is learned that the German kaiser
will grant amnesty to a large number
of political offenders now serving sen
tence in German prisons. It is believed
that nearly all the editors and social
ists who have lately been convicted
and sentenced for lese majeste will lie
released at the quarter centennial of
the birth of the empire.
A gaxo of Italian counterfeiters were
arrested in New York city on the 1.1th.
Among them were Nicolo Toranto, the
alleged chief of the mafia in the
United States, and Frank Digeroglia,
caid to have been born in the king's
palace in staly. They showed fight,
but were disarmed.
The announcement was mace, oa
the 16th, that the liabilities of Kenn,
Sutterlee & Co.. leather dealers ami
importers, of Philadelphia, who failed
recently, will reach, if they do not ex
A sensation was created in St.
John's. N. F., on the lGth. by a state
ment in the official organ of the gov
ernment that 1,000 families in St.
John's were without food, fuel or
Bill Dooliu, the notorious train rot
ber and outlaw, leader of one of the
worst gangs of desperadoes that ever
infested the southwest, was taken to
Guthrie. Okla., on the 17th, by his cap
tor. United States Deputy-Marshal
Tilgham. and lodged in the federal jail.
Two thousand people assembled at the
Santa F station to see the outlaxr.
Ths dispatch boat Dolphin U da
ing gooa service in making an accu
rate survey of the gulf of Amatique,
where some uncharted sand bars had
been touched during the past year by
American steamers running regularly
to Puerto Barrios, the Atlantic ter
minal of the Guatemala railway.
A decision was reached, on the lGth,
to hold the next national convention
of the W. C. T. U. at San Francisco.
Invitations were received from Seattle,
Portland, Ore.: Portland, Me.; Kansas
City, Los Angeles. San Francisco, Chat
tanooga and Nashville. Mrs. B. Sturte-
vant. of San .Jose, the president of the
northern California district, will be
the hostess of the convention.
Misses Minnie and Flora, aged 19
years, twin daughters of James Daven
port, of Lafavette. Ind., died, on the
1'ith, near the same hour, of typhoid
fever. During their lives they had
never been separated from each other
Nat Goodwin is going to make a
tour of Australia and India. Contracts
have been signed which bind him to
sail from San Francisco cc June 21
scc, at the conclusion of his engage
ment in that city.
The secretary of the interior has
issued an order disbarring from prac
tice before the department, for viola
tion of the pension laws, David B.
Davis, of Thorntown. Ind.
The Society of the Army of the
Tennessee has taken up the matter ol
the erection of some sort of a monument
in Washington city to commemorate the
life and fame of Gen. U. S. Grant.
The correspondent of the London
Times at Adigrat expresses the opin
ion that the fate of the Italian garri
son at Fort Makalen is sealed unless
they are able to capture and retain a
well held by the Abyssinians.
Nooxe will be appointed at present
to succeed Sir Charles Tupper as Cana
dian high commissioner in London. Sir
Charles Hibbert Tupper was offered
the position but declined it.
The Spanish cabinet, on the 17th.
unanimously decided to supersede Gen.
Martinez de Campos and his lieutenant.
Gen. Arderius. Gen. Marin will assume
temporary command in Cuba, but it is
understood that Oen. Polavieja. who
has a reputation for vindictive cruelty,
will be sent to take supreme command.
A Pi:kioi:ia dispatch of the 17th savs
that the government and burghers will
resist any form of foreign protection
either upon the part of Great Britain
or any other country. It was alsc
stated that Dr. .lamieson and the other
prisoners Willi him would be released
The disagreement between the co
pastor.xu the First Presbyterian church
at Washington. D. C, Rev. Dr. T. De
Witt Talmage and Rev. Adolos Allen,
has been settled by the church calling
for Mr. Allen's resignation. Dr. Tal
mage will now preach twice Sundays.
Kx-PitEsinKST Haiikisox authoi.:et
the announcement that he and Mrs,
Dimmick are engaged to be re-irried,
and that the marriage will not take
place until after Lent.
l''X-CoXl.Ki;ssMAX FlIANK La'.VI.EK, of
Chicago, died suddenly of heart disease
on the ITlh. lie had spoilt the night
bt fore at a ball given for the benefit
of the poor of his ward, in which he
was a leading spirit. At the time of
his death lie was a member of the Chi
cago common council.
The London Graphic editorially
asks: '"Why not make the Monroe
doctrine the subject of a formal treaty
between England and America? Such
a treaty would facilitate the settle
ment of future disputes."
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
A Washington dispatch of the lfti
says that tiie recognition of Cuban bel
ligerency is imminent, it having been
learned that Spain and Great Britain
arc in negotiation for the transfer of
the island of Cuba to the latter.
The weekly statement of the associ
ated banks of New York cUy for the
week ended on the ISth showed the
following changes: Reserve, increase.
S.I. H',-.'. l.ni; loans, decrease, Sl.2.Vi.2oo; !
specie, increase. ?.2?1. .'(Hi; legal, ten-j
ders, increase. S.S.lSl.'.KKl: deposits, in
crease. ?i,i.j,i,uuii; circulation, tlecrease,
Gkx Valkimxo Weylei: has accepted
the appointment of the governorship
of Cuba, and is slated to sail for the
island on the 24th. Gen. Suarez Val
dez has been appointed second in com
mand. Gen. Weyler. it is said, will
adopt a severs policy with the insur
gents. It was reported from Tallahassee.
Fla.. on the night of the l'.Hh, that
Gov. Mitchell, at the request of the
war department in Washington, had
ordered Adjt.-Gen. Houston to see that j
the Florida militia be placed in readi
ness to take the held at a moment's
Reak-Akmical Bei.kxap (retired) is
quoted as saying, on the l'.Hh, that he
had received advices from London
which convinced him that the British
Hying squadron is coining to American
waters and that war is imminent.
Altvu es from Abyssinia say that the
Shoans who are surrounding Makalle
are drawing their lines closer. The
beseiged Italians are well provisioned,
but it is feared that their supply of
water may become exhausted.
The consensus of opinion in Madrid
is that the superseding of Gen. Mar
tinez Campos in command of the Span
ish forces in Cuba will greatly improve
the situation there.
The prince of Wales has accepted an
invitation to visit the czar at St.
Petersburg in May. He will go thence
to Moscow, where the cornation of the
czar takes place.
The Washington city jury in the
case of the recalcitrant sugar witness.
Broker Elverton R. Chapman, of New
York, returned a verdict, oa the ISth,
Bishop A. G. Haycood. of the Meth
odist Episcopal church, south, died at
his home in Oxford, Ga.. an the morn
ing of the 19th. from paralysis.
The people's party national commit
tee, in session at St. Louis, on the 18th,
decided tohold the national convention
in St. Louis Jul c 22.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Missouri Good Roads Convention.
The good roads convention at Colum
bia was well -attended. Scrapers and
wide-tired wagons were tested and able
addresses were delivered and papers
read. Following resolutions were
eltttntrtd. That this convention appoint a
standing committee of five on road legislation,
with instructions to use their utmost endeavors
to have our next s;eneral assembly pass a bill
providing for state and county superintend
ents of public highways, and any other sugges
tions which this convention orders.
Jletolrttl. That the towns and 'Stations that
furnish the markets for the farmers should be
the centers of the road systems of that commu
nity. "?i!rf That we respectfully request our
experiment station to use a portion of its funds
in determining the value of materials for per
manent roads, limiting especially for material
for the const ruction of roads in districts defi
cient in rock and gravel.
Rttntrrd. That we favor the use of prison la
bor, especially minor criminals in the con
struction of roads.
Jleiflrnt, That it is the sense of this conven
tion that our main public roads can be best
constructed bv the contract system.
Vofrf", That this convention recommends
to the counties the organization of good roads
Hffilrtd, That we ask that the law taking the
election of road overseers out of the hands of
the people, and giving their appointment to the
county courts be repealed, and that it be rec
ommended by the committee on legislation to
our next legislature.
Iletolvetl, That it is the firm conviction of
this convention that the adoption of broad
tires for heavy vehicles would be a long step in
the direction of road improvements.
Jlemh-Kl, That it is the sense of this conven
tion that it urge congress to pass the pending
Hatch bill creating in each state an experi
mental station of engineering for the purpose
of investigating the kind, value and cost of
road materials, the best methods of road con
struction and maintenance in each state in the
I'.ttutrtd, further. That a sufficient sum of
money for the equipment and support of such
a station be appropriated to the land grant
colleges of each state.
.'(Wrcrf. further. That a certiaed copy of
these resolutions be furnished to each mem
ber of congress, and to each senator from Mis
souri. For St. Louis Regardless of Party.
Although St. Louis did not secure
the Democratic national convention,
nevertheless Senator Vest, Gov. Stone,
cx-Gov. Francis and Mayor Walbridge
of St. Louis made excellent talks be
fore the national committee in behalf
of St. Louis and Missouri. The effort
to secure the convention was made bv
St Louis citizens regardless of Dartv.
the same as when the republican con
vention was secured. In presenting
the claims of St. Louis Mayor Wal
bridge said in part:
'And I ask you. gentlemen of the committer
to remember that this ten.ler and these prom
ises come from the llnan'-iul Gibraltar of IKj:l,
from the city whose !i!ihcial methods are al
ways safe atiri sound. I ask you to remember
that they come from the metropolis of a state
that stands above all other states except four,
ami which is now awaking to a period of devel
opment and prosperity that is likely in the
near future to place her at the Lead of the col
umn. SO ISM BUT AMKUK ASISM.
I ask you to remember th:it these pledges
.omefrom that point which Gov. Prancis
so well described where are merged the difter
ence of sentiment from every part of the
I'nion. from the only city of which it cm
ti uely be said. -She knows no section except
the broad domain of the Union.' a city
that is not controlled by any ism
except Americanism. Wc are aware
of the difilculty and responsibility resting upon
this committee and our people will see to it. if
you select St. Louis as the place of your con
vention, that every St. Louis republican and
every St. Louis democrat will vie with each
other to so entertain the delegates to that con
vention that when they return to their respec
tive homes all shall say in thisdifllcuit relation
you and your party have acted wisely and well."
Evidently a Itail Man Killed.
At Cedar City, Callaway county,
Charles Gilbert shot and killed a man.
after being shot at five times. Four of
the dead man's companions were ar
rested. They were l-avily armed, and
the dead man had on his person arms,
burglar tools, etc. They are believed
to be the men who held np and robbed
the crew of a freight train in Jasper
count' not long ago.
In Her Own Klood.
Amelia" Ilinze. aged 2.1. and Henry
Goetehins. who had been living togetlu
er in St. Louis, quarreled, and duriny
the fight that followed a revolver wai
discharged, the bullet carrying awat
two of Amelia's fingers. She procured
morphine, and having no water to mil
the powder, allowed the blood from
Iier wounded hand to drip into a glass,
into which she stirred the powder.
Whet a I toy Can I In.
In St. Joseph. James Miller, a boy. lit
a pipe and dropped the burning paper
into a keg of shotgun shells. The
she'.Vs were filled with powder, and
there was an explosion. James Trent
was badly burned, and the building
Frank W. Gregory, editor of the,
Springfield Leader-Democrat, was mar
ried the other evening to Miss Eliza-
beth Hyatt. Miss Hyatt has, until re-
cently, been connected with a paper at
Horses with Glanders Ordered Killed.
Sheriff Yancev Saline county, was
ordered by the county court to kill a
number of horses near Malta Bend
that had glanders. A number have
Movement to Kalld m Levee.
A meeting of the owners of the over
flowed lands on the Missouri side of
the rirer in Marion county, was held
at Hannibal to take the initial steps to
wards the building of a levee.
Sedalla National Hank Changes.
Hon. J. II. Both well has been elect
ed president of the Sedalia national
bank, vice E. R. Blair, resigned. Mr.
Blair was elected cashier, vice Frank
Thrown from His Horse.
Joseph Thomas, a farmer near Malt
ney's Mill, Buchanan county, was
thrown by a fractious horse against a
rail fence, and died within an hour.
Through the Head.
Allen Dobyns aged CO, a farmer in
the eastern part of Saline county, com
mitted suicide by shooting through
the head. Financial troubles.
Thrown from a e2 IIti.
Near Verona, Verncn county, Fannia
Messley, aged 16, was accidentally
thrown from a v-agon, the wheelj
passing over her. She died
Dlseusses Recest Fhasee of the Yeze.
suelan Question The Removal of Sir
Charles Cameron Lees an Indication
that the British Are Not Going to Back
lown an Inch la Venezuela.
Wheeling, W. Va., Jan. 20. The
News yesterday contained an inter
view with Louis Springer Delaplain,
of this city, ex-consul to Demerara,
who discussed recent phases of the
Venezuelan controversy. Mr. Dela
plain says in part:
"The removal of Sir Charles Cameron
Lees is to my mind an indication
that the British are not going to back
down an inch in their position. I
knew Mr. Lees while in Demerara. He
was not aggressive enough to suit the
tastes of the home government. He
Was entirely too tame, and I imagine
the new governor is a much stronger
and more aggressive i.ian, who will
obey the behests of the government at
any cost and adopt a policy in har
mony with England's land-grabbing
Referring to the commission of thn
flying squadron by the British and the
report that it is earning to western wa
ters, Mr. Delaplain said:
"It is said that the squadron is go
ing to the Bermudas. If it does it will
be a direct and unmistakable menace
against the United States. The nat
ural harbor of an English fleet in
western waters is at Barbadoes. II
it goes there it will imply o
direct threat to Venezuela. Only hos
tility to the United States would take
a squadron to the Bermudas, for they
are not a rendezvous or never have j ao state had greater resources,
been, and have not even a coaling sta-j Col. J. R, Rippey, secretary of the
tion. Furtherfore, the Bermudas are state board of agriculture, rt-.tda paper
within two days of New York. On the ; upon "The Anti-Oleo Law."" He said
other hand, the Barhadoes arc reeog-: that the law. though not perfect, had.
nized as a stragetical point to protect
British interests in the West Indies,
and would be a natural rendezvous.
A fleet there would be only 150 miles
from Demerara, and hJ from Caracas,
the Venezuelan capital."
In discussing the plans of the British
in South America. Mr. Delaplain as
serts that England does not only want
the portion of Venezuela in dispute
but the whole territory included ir
Brazilian and French Guiar.a with tht
possible exception of that owned bj
While JmrrirnnH Talk of "War. They Pur
sue the Even Trnor of TIi-r Vy.
New Youk. Jan. 20. C. Marxon-Er-aso,
who arrived in New York Satur
day by the steamer Philadelphia from
Venezuela, where he represent.-; the
large commercial interests of Flint.
i-.iloy A; lo., was interviewed V
dav. Mr. Marzen-Eraso stated th:;t
the reports published in the r.rwspa-
per Here as to tne warlilce sntrit ami i
excitement in Venezuela were grossly
He had been traveling for the last
two months over a lurire portion of
Venezuela from Cimlad I! livar to the
capita!, and lie was impressed every
where with the absence of anything
like bravado and the prevailing feeling
among Venezuelans that the pending
questions would ultimately be settled
Nobody in Venezuela seems to believe
in war. and there is no inclination on
the part of the- authorities or of the
people to precipitate an issue. Tlio
I'inmtrr is nrii'in i-im; im.l liii'inr.s ita
progressing in its usual channels with- I
out anv dist:irbanc
Mr. Marxen-Frazo, in conclusion,
said that nothing but positive aggres
sion on the part of England could
bring about war.
To be Invited to Return to Hlm-llclds The
Strike on the l'anauia Caunl.
Coi.ox, Jan. 20. It is reported here
that the Mosquito Indians, including
Chief Andrew Hendv, will invite Chief
Clarence to return to the Mosquito ter- j
ritory. Chief Clarence
by the Nicaragr.ans in
was deposed ;
lS'.il or.d sub- i
scriuentlv went to.
Jaraiica vrhere it i
was said he was in receipt of a p.-n
sio:t from the British government.
Great Britain refused to recognize the
new Nicaraguan government that was
set npat llluefielils after the deposi
tion of Chief Clarence, and out of this
grew the troubles that resulted in
Great Britain sending a squr.dron tc j
Corinto to enforce the pitvment of the
indemnity demanded by that nation
for the expulsion of the British vice
consul at Bluefields.
Chief Hendy was appointed as the
successor of Chief Clarence.
The strike among the laborers on
the Panama canal continues.
A dispatch from Bogota statas tha 1
martial law has been proclaimed in
the province of Barranquilla, state of
APARTMENT HOUSES BURNED.
Two Costly Structures, One of Them
Scarcely Completed, (iu lp In Smoke.
Chicago. Jan. 30. Two of the finest
apartment houses on the South Side
were destroyed by fire last evening.
The buildings were owned by Lincoln
Brooks and located at the southwest
corner of Wabash avenue and Thirtv
sixth street. The oe on the comer
contained 40 apartments ami was un
occupied, lieing just about completed.
The building next door and just south
on the avenue was filled with tenants
and contained over 30 apartments.
Both of the buildings are a total
loss, which will reach $300,000.
The fire started in the corner build
ing on the fifth floor, through the fail
ing of the salamanders which were be
ing used to dry plastering.
THE WAR IN ABYSSINIA.
Kins Menelek Makes Overtures for Peace
Which are Received with Distrust.
Rome. Jan. 20. A dispatch from
Massowah yesterday afternoon states
that the situation at Makalle. the
Italian position which the Abyssinians
have been trying for some time to cap
ture, is unchanged. It is reported
that Menelek. kinsr of the Abes- I
sinians, has offered to treat for nas cal-el 'or trial, she testified that .
peace It is allegedthat he offers that er Btor7 to the graad jury was false,,
the Italians will not be harmed if thev ani1 "?' tile adjuster of the company
abandon the fortress at Makalle and -n wnieh Counce was insured had:
retreat. ' promised her S400 for so-tcstif ylnjr.
STATE DAIRY ASSOCIATION
"The Sixth Annual Meet Inn Held at Colum
biaTalks by Able Men On Interesting
Subjects A 50,000 Dairy Building- Rec
ommended. The sixth annual session of the State.
Dairy association was held at Colum
bia. Dr. R. H. Jesse, president of the
itate university, delivered the address
of welcome. After delivering pleasant
words of greeting, he assured the asso
ciation of the sympathy that the uni
versity had for every industry of the
state. He thought the times demanded
1 530,000 building on the university
;ampus, equipped for practical dairy
instruction. Such schools were in sue
lessful operation in other states, and
should be in Missouri. He congratu
lated the association and the tax-payer,
af Missouri upon the fact that the uni
versity, with all its departments agri
cultural, medical and law, upon ona
;ampus, in one intellectual, federal
Whole was prepared and permitted to
teach all practical industries.
Hon. Norman J. Coleman, of St. Louis,
made response. He commended the
proposed dairy school, and urged that,
the association lend its influence to se
auring it. He spoke of the good the
association has done in having secured
the anti-oleomargarine law. Practical
Jairy instruction would add to the-va-lue
of butter by teaching how to
make a purer and better article. Mis
souri could not now supply the de
mand of its own citizens for butter
ind cheese and sent annually thou
sands of dollars abroad for these
products. This should not be true, as-
reduced the number of .dealers in oleo
margarine from 400 to 70. It had in
creased the price of butter and added
"5100,000 to the annual revenue received
W. N. Tivy, of St. Louis, told how
the law bad been obtained against the
strenuou3 opposition of the dealers in
oleomargarine. Nearly two million
pounds more butter are sold in St
Louis annually since the passage of
A. Allen, of Kidder, answered the
guestion "Why Missouri Is Behind
Other States in Dairying," and Col. M.
IJ. W. Harmon, of Pickering, read a
paper upon "Dairying Compared With.
ISeef and Pork Production."
A. H. Shepherd, of Columbia, deliv
?red an address on "The Farm Dairy
' and How to Make It .1'av." IS. More-
j head then told "How Dairying is De
; veloped in Kansas and Colorado."'
At the conclusion of his address there
was a general discussion on the propo
sition to divide the state jnto eight
dairy districts and to appoint a com
missioner for each district to see to the
enforcement of the anti-oleomargarine
law. A committee was appointed to
confer on the subject.
Some time was devoted to witnes
ng dairy methods and processes, aa
i ohown by members of the agricultural
college faculty and experiment station
staff. Methods were shown in testing
milk, determining the degree of ripe
ness of cream and churning and work
ing butter. Much interest was mani-
c'sted 5n the tla.'0" exhibit on the first
floor of the agricultural building.
Resolution were passed commending
the work of the agricultural college
and suggesting the erection of a ?:;().
000 dairy building on the university
campus. The proposition will be put.
before the next general assembly.
Propositions to hold the next annual
convention at Mexico and Appleton
City were referred to the executive
committee for consideration.
The premiums were awarded as fol-
Best sample butter, creamery
print or roll, hrst premium, ST, total
score i2, J. J. Smith, of Sweet Springs:
second premium. S3, total score IHj'i. T.
K Powers. Memphis; best crcamerr tub
butter, first premium, ST, total score
I'l1', Mayv'ew creamery, Mayview,."
Mo.; second premium, S3, total score
02 '4, C. C. Stephens, Garden City; best
dairy butter, print or roll, first
premium, ST, total score 02', C. I.
S3, total score !2
L. T. Henrv. Deer
Park; best cream chedder cheese, first.
premium, ST, total score 83, James Tay
I lor, Newark. A premium of S10 was
! awarded William Vandiver. of Colum--j
bia, for the best paper on butter mak
OFFICERS FOIt THE EXBUIXG TEAR.
President A. Dow. Georgetown.
Vice-President A. H. Shepherd. Columbia..
second ice -President G. Ii Lamm, Sella--
Secretary Levy Chubbuck. Kidder.
Robbed a Train Crew.
The other night a special freight,
crew on the Nevada & Minden branch
of the Missouri Pacific was held up at.
Nassau junction, one mile southeast of
Nevada, by four masked men. The
train was in charge of Conductor R. Ct..
Trickett. A number of cattle had been,
turned loose on the railroad right of
way, and some of them were fast in a
cattle guard. Parties living near flag
ged the train to avoid an accident.
The train crew was compelled to hand
over their watches and money, and,
during the excitement one of the rob
bers shot Conductor trickett in the
face, but the wound was regarded as
not dangerous. From the langnage
used by the robbers it is thought they
are railroad men.
Woman Jailed for Perjury.
Sadie Everetts, the principal wit
ness for the state in the prosecution of
Joseph F. M. Counce, colored, charged,
with having set fire to the Cottage
ftotel at Sedalia last fall to obtain
52,:00 insurance, was arrested the
other day for perjury and jailed..
Sadie swore before the grand jnry that,
she had witnessed Counce urmK- th..
"iath. The other day. when the case