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According to the surveys of an agent
of the British governmentall that por
tion of Forty-Mile creek in Alaska
where gold has been discovered be
iongs to the United States.
V FAn-rRES for the United States for
the week ended on the 24th, as re
ported by R. G. Dun & .Co., were 373,
against 363 for the corresponding week
last year. For Canada the failures
were 61, against 59 last year.
Miss Agses Belle Seele, daughter
f the mayor of Helena, Mont., has
been selected to christen the new trun
boat Helena, which will be launched
at the works of the Newport News (Va.
Ship Building and Dry Dock Co. on the
The American Agricultnralist,.which
reported the value of farm animals
J. throughout the country in 1S93 at S3,-
li 483,083,000, now places their value, on
.1 January 1, 1896, at 81,800,420,000. a
shrinkage for the three years of $022,'
663,000, 662,139,000 of which occurred
The London Standard, on the 22d,
announced the death of Prince Henry
T of Battenburg, the husband of Prin-
, cess Beatrice, who accompanied the
expedition against the Ashantees.
The prince succumbed to coast fever
' while on his return voyage from Cape
Coast Castle to Sierre Leone.
Dr. K. X. Feswick, professor of ob
stetrics and gynecology in the medi
cal branch of Queen university at
Kingston, Ont., and one of -the leading
physicians of Canada, died on the 22d,
Blood poisoning, contracted by cutting
his finger while performing an opera
tion, was the cause of his death.
A dispatch from Washington, on the
21st, said: "Associate Justice Field has
yielded to the long-standing desire of
President Cleveland and agreed to re-.
tire, ne will go upon the retired list
at the close of this term of rne supreme
court, if he keeps the promise he made
recently to the president and Senator
White, of California."
After the meeting of the Venezuela
boundary commission, on the 24th,
Justice Brewer told a reporter that ex
cellent progress was being made, but
that it would be extremely injudicious
to attempt to make public bits of evi
dence in a haphazard way which might
be exceedingly misleading and injuri
ous to the work in hand.
A series of resolutions passed by the
Massachusetts legislature asking con
gress to regulate the hours of labor
throughout the United States, were
ordered to lie on the table of the house
committee on labor, on the 22d, and
the legislature oi Massachusetts was
asked to submit a form of bill that will
accomplish the desired object.
The annual report of the Dominion
postmaster-general, issued on the 23d,
showed that the letters posted in Can
ada las "reached a total of 110,
ranis "J (kHI gml
"md book packages, 23,-
Jr,total revenue of the de
J!the year was S2,7'.2,732
ji expenditures S3,5!3,G47.
.eported in Washington, on
,hat the president had intima
enor Dupuy de Lome, the Span
.nister, that unless Spain sup-
the rebellion in Cuba in a short
the independence of the island
will be recognized by this government,
to the end that protection may be af
forded the lives and property of Amer
icans in Cuba.
A select commission, consisting of
Secretary Lamout, Gen. Miles and
Gen. Dodge, of the Society of the
Army of the Tennessee, agreed, on the
20th, upon a site in the city of Wash
ington, for the location of the statue
of Gen. Sherman. It is just south of
the treasury building, and in direct
line with Pennsylvania avenue, where
the statue will be in full view from the
Secretary of Statf. Olnev regards
the mission of the American Red Cross
in Armenia under the circumstances
as a grave mistake, which is likely to
embroil this country in further diffi
culty with the Turkish government.
If Miss Barton is peacefully ejected,
the state department will enter no pro
test; if she is maltreated our govern
ment will undoubtedly interfere.
f The London Globe comments angrily
on the! letter of the Unitfd States
Venezuelan commission suggesting
that Great Britain and Venezuela be
lnv t, to submit to the commission
Jie evidence in their possession,
ds: "Will those pernieio'us com
lers undertake toanswer for the
lpon their own countrymen of
j the premier to snub the Amer
v!retary of state?'
.K Fall JHUi Gazette vouches lor
truth of the statement that an of-
sive and defensive alliance has been I
Wirun Rii-clta anil Tnrl-
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the Unkiar-Skelessi agreement of 1.13
forming the basis of tne treaty. It
is also thought that France is a party to
the new alliance. The British foreign
office officials, on the 23d, denied knou l
' edge of any such alliance, and attached
no importance to the statement.
Minister TERKElXtelegraphedto the
State department, on the 24th, that
while the porte still refused to grant
permission to the Red Cross, or to
miembers of the Red Cross, as such, to
distribute relief in Armenia, and there
y declined to officially recognize that
society, it will permit any persons
t?hom Mr. Terrell names and approves,
to distribute relief in the interior of
Turkey, provided the Turkish author
ities are kept informed of what they
tee inrws m brief.
Is the senate, on the 20th. the report oi the
committee on rorqiijn relations as to the ex
tent and meaning of the Monroe doctrine and
its applicability to the Venezuelan dispute
was received and placed on the calendar with
out discussion. Xo progress was made with
the house bond bill and free coinage substi
tute reported from the committee on finance.
Mr. Pcfftr's funeral bill was referred to the
committee on rules. Several bills of minor
importance were passed In the hou-e sev
eral minor bills and resolutions were agreed
to. The president's message in response to
house resolution of inquiry into the conduct
of Ambassador Bayard was received and referred-
The urgent deficiency bill was report
ed. and the military academy appropriati on
bill was passed in committee of tne whole.
l! the senate, on the 21st, most of the day's
session was spent in disposing of bills on the
calendar that were unobjected to. 63 of which
we e passed. Two resolutions. having reference
to the war in Cuba. were, after brief discussion,
referred to the committee on foreign relations
In the bouse the urgent deficiency appro
priation bill, carrying tM'JO.WI, was passed,
beilg the third appropriation bill already
passed at this session. Among other meas
ures passed was a bill affirming and legalizing
the issue of certain bonds authorized by the
last legislature of New Mexico for public
Is the senate, on the Kd. Senator Woloott
(Col.) held the rapt attention of senators on
both sides of the chamber during a set speech
in condemnation of the proposed extension of
the Monroe doctrine and in criticism of the
action of the executive on the Venezuela ques
tion. He spoke of the ingratitude of the Vene
zuelans, less than one per cent, of whom are
white, in forgetting that it was to the aid ex
tended by Kngiand that they owe their free
dom from the Spanish yoke, and hoped that
the boundary line would be so fixed as to give
the rich gold fields to the protection of the En
glish common law In the house a number
of unimportant bills and resolutions were
passed, and the unanimous report of elections
committee No. 2 confirming the claim of H. C.
Miner, the sitting member from the Ninth
New Yock district, wis agreed to without de
bate. Is the senate, on the C3d. after the morning
hour, Mr. Vilas (dem.. Wis.) reported a bill
from the judiciary committee to prevent the
carrying of obscene literature, etc.. from one
state or territory to another. The resolution
offered by Mr. Warren (rep, Wyo ) directing
attention to the unprecedented shrinkage in
the value of farm animals as made the text
of a strr.ng protective tariff speech by its au
"thor. Mr. Dubois (rep , Idaho) spoke upon the
bond bill, and Mr. Sewall (rep.) in advocacy of
the maintenance of the Monroe doctrine
In the house Mr. Henderson (rep., Ia.) report
ed from the committee on rules a modified
form of the quorum-counting provision of the
Fifty-first congress, which, .after debate, was
Is the senate, on the 2ith. the concurrent
resolution previously reported from the com
mittee on foreign relations on the subject of
the Armenian outrages, was taken up and
passed, after a highly interestingdiscussionin
which the barbarity of the Turks and the in
action of the powers were roundly censured.
Mr. Jones (dcm.. Ark.) gave notice that he
would ask the senate, on the Muth. to remain in
session until a vote was reached on the house
bond bill with the free coinage substitute...
In the house, in night sessiou for the consid
eration of private pension matters. IS bills
were passed, among them one granting $75 per
month to the widow of Urfg.-Uen. Coggswell,
of Massachusetts, and one increasing to fT2 the
pension of the widow of Col. William Dulanej.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Saii.iso orders of the steamships
Friesland and LaTouraine, which were
to have carried large pleasure parties
from New York to the east, have been
countermanded on account of the
troubles in the east.
A veix of salt 3(K) feet thick and said
to be the richest in the world, has been
discovered under the town of Little
River, Rice county, Kas. It is 500 feet
down to the salt. Chicago capitalists
will develop it.
A DisrATCH from Madrid, on the 21st.
said: "It is announced that Marquis
Ahmuda will be the second in command
under Gen. Weyler in Cuba, and not
Gen. Suarez Valdez. as previously an
nounced." While August Voight, who lived
at the edge of Michigan City. Ind.,
was sawing cord wood, on the 22d, the
buzz saw struck a knot and burst, and
half of it, striking him in the neck, al
most severed the head from his body.
Death was instantaneous.
The Franklin county grand jury at
Columbus, O., on the 22d, returned in
dictments against several memlH-rs of
the last legislature for bribery, and. it
was reported, would find many more
similar bills. The indicted belong to
both political parties.
Wm. E. Brockway, the noted coun
terfeiter and forger, and Alibie L.
Smith and Win. E. Wagner, two of the
gang connected with him. and all of
whom were arrested with several
others in West Hoboken last fall, were
arraigned in the federal court at Tren
ton, X. J., on the 22d, and committed
to ja.il in default of 815.000 bail.
At the mouth of Fishing creek, which
empties into the Ohio river at New
Martinsville, W. Va., on the 22d, M. It.
l'otts and two assistants cast a seine,
and upon withdrawing it found the
most remarkable catch of fish on
record. There were in the seine 3,7'.t0
fish, of which all but about 300 were
large enough to be marketable.
Miss Clara Bartox and her staff
members of the National Red Cross so
ciety sailed, on the 22d, on the steam
ship Xew York. Those who accom
panied Miss Barton were Dr. J. IS.
Hubbell, field tgent; Miss Lucy
Greaves, stenographer and typew riter;
Ernest Mason, interpreter and linguist.
and George II. Pullman, secretary to
At the closing session of their con
vention in Chicago, on the 23d. the
National Association of Manufacturers
of the United States passed a resolu
tion, among others, asking the est:il
lishment by the government of a de
partment of manufactures under a
secretary of equal rank with the sec
retary of agriculture.
Commaxdeb Coxverse of the torpedo
station at Newport, R. I., was called
to Washington, on the 23d, to consider
the details of placing torpedo tulies on
the new battleships of the Kearsarge
type below the water line. This will
be a new feature in our war ships.
The twenty-eighth- annual conven
tion of the National Woman Suffrage
association met in Washington, on the I
23d, with 100 delegates in attendance,
including the most prominent leaders
in the movement from nearly every
state in the Union.
Ex-Coxgbf.ssxax Tcrser, who, dur
ing his four terms in congress many
years ago, earned the soubriquet of
"The Outlaw" by his fearless and in
dependent course, died at Louisville,
Ky., on the 22d, aged 85.
Ox the 23d the porte gave out the
improbable story that two Armenians,
believed to be members of the Armen
ian revolutionary committee, had mur
dered the Armenian bishop of Boghos.
Bills have been introduced in the
supreme council of Bombay abolish
ing all duties on yarns, and reducing
to VA per cent, the duties on woven
Ix opening the New York state as
sembly at Albany with prayer, on the
23d, Rev. K. M. Kerwin asked for the
success of the Cuban revolution and
the maintenance of the Mcnroe doc
trine. Ix the senate, on the 23d, Mr. McMil
lin made a favorable report on the bill
providing for additional revenue cut
ters: two for the great lakes, two for
the Pacific coast, and one each for the
gulf and New York.
The silver conference held in Wash
ington, on the 23d, issued a call for a
national convention of silver men to
meet in St. Louis. July 22 next.
William W. Uitox, who was ap
pointed justice of the supreme court of
Oregon in 107, and subsequently be
came chief justice, died at his residence
in Washington, I). C, on the 23d, aged
78 years. A widow and five sons sur
The republican silver senators, on
the 23d. signed a declaration which is
intended to be used in the coming cam
paign as the demand which the silver
men will make for a plank in the na
President and Mrs. Cleveland gave
their annual reception, on the night ol
the 2id, to congress and the judiciary.
The drenching rain and wind storm
that prevailed seriously interferred
with the attendance.
The postmaster general has decided
to establish house-to-house collections
of mail in cities having the free deliv
ery system. A beginning will be made
with 'lt of the larger cities.
Mrs. Emma Wormax, the wife of the
principal owner of "Outing." commit
ted suicide, on the evening of the 23d.
Worry over the condition of her invalid
son is thought to have unsettled her
mind and led to the rash act.
Congressman Monev, of Mississippi,
was nominated, on the 23'1, as the suc
cessor to United States Senator (rt-orge,
of that state.
Secretary of War IIekiif.rt, on the
24th, accepted the torpedo boat Krica
sen. lie deducted for delays S10.000
from the contract price SI 20.0(H).
Ax explosion of chemicals in the lab
oratory of the Swanson Rheumatic
Cure Co., on the second floor of the old
stiK'k exchange. Dearborn and Mon
roe streets. Chicago, on the 24th,
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that floor, frightened into panic, hvs- I
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the building, caused injury to three
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pvrsims aim a property loss oi cm.irtni.
ceedmgs in the e.re.nt court of tw !
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r..eeiv.o. ior uie purp-.sj oi Having us
cliarter revoked lor an alleged unlaw
ful expansion of its capital stock and
for dealing in real estate contrary tc
Ai.i.kx Davis was instantly killed
near Three Oaks. Ind.. on the lUth, bv
the bursting of a huge iron fly-wheel,
His body was literally torn to pieces, j
one fragment of metal completely dis
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Tue Baldwin heirs have entered suit
for the possession uf certain corner
lots in the city of Montpelier, Ind.,
dedicated by the founder of the town
for park purposes under conditions
which, the heirs claim, have not been
complied with. The lots, which arc
now valued at S."00,000, have been se-
cureu oy a real estate agent under
quit claim deeds which the heirs al
lege were obtained by fraud, and
which they seek to have set aside.
iits-tL proceeuings nave ueen insti-
tuted in Cincinnati for the placin? on j
the tax duplicate of all property in j
Hamilton county owned by the Roman :
Catholic church anil not used for ;
places of worship. The property in !
question is assessed at Sl.lK)i),(XK). and
an eifort will be made to have it
charged for the past six years at an
increased valuation of Sti.OiKj.ooo. The
move is said to have originated with
the A. P. A.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg, on
the 2Gth, said the czar had given his
sanction to the naval estimates Cov
ering a period of seven years, begin
ning ia 1SU6, when 57,500,000 roubles
will be appropriated for naval pur
poses. The figures are fixed in pro
portion to the amounts expended on
their naval forces by other powers.
Mks. Betsy Moody, mother of Evan
gelist Moody, died, on the 26th, from
an attack of la grippe at her home in
Northfield, Mass. All of her faraily
werewith her, excepting one daughter
who resides in Wisconsin. Mrs. Moody
was in her ninety -first year.
A dispatch from Colon, United States
of Colombia, on the 27th, stated that
tranquility had been restored in the
province of Barranquilla, and that the
state of siege proclaimed there recent
ly had been raised.
It was reported from Berlin, on the
2Gth, that Dr. Behring, of Leipsic, had
discovered an anti-eholera serum, and
that a public demonstration of its
properties would be made at an earlv
Castle Talxoje, the residence of
Gen. Count von Schouvaloff, governor
of Warsaw, near Kieff, was destroyed
by fire, on the 26th, together with all
its valuable paintings and curios.
Johx Tyder, the son of President
John Tyler, died in 'Washington citv,
on the 2fith, at a very advanced age,
after an illness that had lasted for
Hos. Theodore F. Rusyox, American
ambassador to Germany, died in Ber-
lin. at one o'clock on the mnmino. 1
tne 27tn. oi heart failure, aired 7.1 1
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
This Mia Vu No Coward.
Bertram Atwater. Chicago art it,
was murdered at We jster Groves, St.
Louis county, lie had just arrived at
Webster Groves, and hired a negro to
carry his valise to the residence of a
friend. While on the way two men,
with drawn revolvers, ordered him to
halt and throw up his hands. Mr. At
water's reply was a shot, the ball
striking one of the robbers near
the heart, inflicting a fatal wound.
The other robber fired, the bullet
striking Mr. Atwater in the mouth,
causing instant death. The wounded
robber was John Schmidt, white, and
he said that his companion in the
crime ' was Samuel Foster, colored,
and who it is supposed fired the fatal
shot. Foster was soon arrested, and
also the man who was carrying Mr.
Strong threats of lynching have been
Judge W. W. Edwards.
Judge W. W. Edwards, of St. Charles
county, died at Oakville, Fla., where
he had gone for his health. Judge
EAwards was 66 years of age, and was
one of the best-known jurists of Mis
souri. He belonged to one of the lead
ing democratic families, but was him
self a republican. The first appoint
ment Mr. Lincoln made from Missouri
was that of Mr. Edwards, to be United
States district att orncv for tht? tnsttrn
district. That office Mr. Edwards held
until he was elected to the bench. He
served as judge 30 years and some
months. Twice he was elected with
out opposition. The only time he ever
ran for a political office was when he
was nominated for eongress by the. re
publicans against Richard H." Norton.
Nelson's Death Sentence .llllrnied I
Division No. 2 of the state supreme '
has affirmed the death-sentence of:
John Nelson, in an opinion written bv '
Judge T. A. Sherwood. The date of !
his execution was set for Friday, Feb- j
ruary 2-. Nelson shot and killed John
Stull, in Ralls county in August, ls!i3. !
StulTwas killed because he took care j
of Nelson's mother-in-law. who had !
leen cruelly treated by Nelson and his !
Saved by Ills Stubborn.
A pair of rnbbers sved the life of
David Dort, of St. Louis. In crossing
a street at night Mr. Dort stenrted on
a trolley wire that had fallen. He did
not .now his life had been in danger
until he had crossed the street. If he
had left his rubber shoes at home he
would have been killed.
For the Osage and Ciasronmle.
Congressman Hubbard has intro
duced two river improvement bills.
One provides for the appropriation of
SoO.ooo annually for four years for work
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on the Osage, and the other for the ap-
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propriation of S20.000 for two years for
me innroVHnmnt. of tli liticDnniHn
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Shot a Burclar.
Frank Green, a negro burglar, was
iaiaiiy wounded at St. Joseph, while;
lreakinff into the home of John Wood-!
son- "reen received the contents of a
double-barreled shotgun in the hcn.
He has been under arrest manv times
j for burglary.
A Coal Company Attached.
The Barney Helman Grocery Co. of
St. Louis run an attachment on the
Carrey & Baker Coal Co., of Huuts-
ville. Randolph county, for S5.39.".. It
is alleged that this amount is due for
groceries furnished the coal company.
Horse-Tulef Davidson Sentenced. ,
James T. Davidson, a horse-thief
captured by Audrain county authori
ties in St. Louis, recently, plt-aded
guilty to three charges of theft at .Mex
ico, and was sentenced o six years in
Buckley Livesy, postmaster at War
rcnton, died the other morning, acred
70. Mr. Livesy served several terms as
circuit eUrk. and held other positions
of trust. He leaves a wid.jw anil sev-
I ;ral children.
Drank Carbolic ArKL
Minrie Worledge. the 22-ycar-old '
daughter of James Worledge, of near
Louisiana, committed suicide by drink- :
ing carbolic acid. She had been an in- '
'alid for several rears.
An Old Business Man.
J. W. Scott, one of Lebanon's oldest
business men. died after a long illness,
aged 60. He was the father of Rev.
W. T. Scott, pastor of Tower Grove
church, St. Louis.
Introduced to Society.
Miss Josephine Cobb, daughter of
Congressman and Mrs. Cobb, was intro
duced to Washington society at a re
ception at the Normandie.
Dedicated to Science.
The science building, the hew annex
to the state normal at Warrensburg,
was dedicated recently. Many promi
nent people were present.
Mayor Walbridge a Candidate.
Mayor Cyrus P. Walbridge of St.
Louis has made the announcement that
he is a candidate for the republican
nomination for governor.
Well Knovrn in Missouri.
D. D. Fuller, one of Die first con
ductors in charge of a Missouri Pacific
train, died at Trinidad, Col. He was
well known in Missouri.
Prof. Ross Goes to Clarksburg.
Prof. G. A. Ross, of Grand River col- '
lege, Gallatin, has been elected presi
dent of Clarksburg college, and will ;
soon assume control.
Given Three Yean.
In the Hannibal court of common ,
pleas Arthur Crigamire entered a plea i
of guilty to grand larceny; three years i
in the penitentiary.
Emma Burnett, wife of David Dn
bach, a wealthy toniber man of Hannl-
h died th oiitt evening. She waa
Inauguration of the Bible School A
A large audience was present in the
auditorium of the Missouri state uni
versity. Columbia, the other night, to
witness the inaugural ceremonies of
the university Bible school, which,
after being discussed for many years
by the university authorities, has at
last been established. In addition to
the inaugural address by W. T. Moore,
now dean of the school, who recently
arrived from England, where he served
as editor of the London Common
wealth, there were addresses by Dr. J.
n. Garrison, of St. Louis; Dr. T. P. Ha
ley, of Kansas City; Dr. R. H. Jesse,
president of the state university; Hon.
E. W. Stephens.
Dr. T. I. Haley, of Kansas City, pre
sided. He introduced Rev. Winders,
who delivered a very brief address of
welcome in behalf of the Columbia
Christian church. Rev. Winders was
followed by Mr. Stephens, who extend
ed greetings on behalf of the citizens
of Columbia. At the conclusion of
Mr. Stephens nddress President Jesse
delivered an address of welcome in be
half of the university.
Dr. Jesse was followed by Dr. Garri
son, editor of the St. Louis Christian
Evangelist. He discussed the origin of
the idea of establishing Bible schools
in connection with colleges, and told
of his own prolonged t fforts to estab
lish this school in Columbia, giving the
credit for the suceess of his efforts to
The programme was concluded by
the inp.ugural address of Dr. Moore.
In speaking of his plans for the work
of the Bible school he said:
"In my teaching here I shall insist
upon an open Bible. I mean by that a
Bible open to the freest and fullest pos
sible examination as regards every
rjnestion discussed within its pages.
Let no one mistake me as regards this
matter. In all my teaching 1 mean to
contend for a nc.n-scctarian Bible. I
do not expect that all men will agree
with me as regards every position I
hold. But the very firmness with which
I hold to my convictions teaches me to
honor every man who is as firm as I
cm. even though his views directly an-
tagonize my own."
In conclusion Dr. Moore said: "If
these views and aims which I have set
forth commend themselves to your
judgment, then I feel justified in ask
j mg you to assist me by prayers for tho
success of inv labors."
WIDE AND NARROW TIRES.
An KxpiTiment Hint Demonstrated the
l'r:i tiHlillity of the Wide Tire Over the
At the annual meeting of the State
Road Improvement association, held in
the Agricultural building, Columbia,
recently, the college made a comparison
of the draft required to haul a given
load over a fairly firm road with 6
inch and ljf-inch wheels.
The load, including the driver, and
exclusive of the weight of the wagon.
i was 5,3.. pounds.
The result showed
pounds of draft, or
a saving of 53
25 per cent, by
A good horse is
using the wide tires.
estimated to be able to exert a con
j stant pull of 150 pounds for ten hours
j per day. walking 21f miles per hour.
The wide tires in this trial effected a
i savin a; of slightly more than one-third
i of a horse.
j The greatest advantage of the wide
! tires was shown in the case with which
the load was started. It required an
average of 500 pounds to start the load
when the narrow tires were used, while
230 pounds started the same load when j has been the lack of commanders, who
the wide tires were put on the wagon, combine both bravery and military sa
in many cases it is comparativelv ; gacity. Should any misfortune befall
; easy to haul the lxailafterit is started, r either Gen. Maximo Gomez or Generals
ami if by using the wide tires the force ! Joe or Antonio Maceo. the Cubans'
i necessary to give motion to the wagon cause would be in a rather cmbar
; is reduced more than half it is an im- ! rassed position. Gen. Garcia, however,
portant matter. The college will re- 's fully competent to take either gen
) peat tests on soft ground, or meadows, ; enil's place at a moment's notice and
streets and muddy roads, and publish
the results in ;:n illustrated bulletin.
which will be distributed free of charge
to ail applicants. Anyone wishing this
pamphlet may have it by addressing
the dean of the college, II. J. Waters,
James Pounds, a farmer livinr 17
miles northwest of Lamar, met with an
accident the other day which will
probably prove fatal. Pounds was
carrying a 44-caliber revolver to pro
' tect himself from parties who had
threatened him. At the time of the
accident he was in his field plowing. w:ls educated at Trinitv school in that
W h.le stooping over the plow to make I place. Shortly after his graduation
some repairs, the weapon slipped from he started in the newspaper business
his pocket, striking the hammer with I and was first employed by Washing
suflicient force on the plow to cause it ; ton journals. When the "war broke
to discharge. The ball entered his ' out he was detailed to New Orleans as
body below the breast-bone.
Flute Found on Field of Shiloh.
W. C. Clemison, of Warrenton. has ilk
his possession a flute which his father,
Samuel Clemison, of the Twenty-first
Missouri regiment, infantry, picked up
on the battlefield of Shiloh, the day
after the battle, by the side of a dead
federal soldier who had evidently died
with the instrument to his lips. It is
well preserved, and has" a sweet, mel
Dropped Dead While I'reparlnc Dinner.
Ckxtp.ai.ia. Mo. Jan. 22. Mrs. Wil
liam Davenport of this city, aged 45
years, while busily engaged in getting
dinner for her husband and family,
fell to the floor and died instantly.
She had enjoyed excellent health prior
to her death.
Three Old Citizens Die.
Three old citizens of Audrain eonnty
have died recently nezekiah Shaffer,
aged 76: G. D. Ermy, aged 86, and Capt.
W. T. Cook, aged til.- Capt. Cook was
one of the oldest and most highly-respected
men in Audrain county.
She Was Carious.
Miss Amanda Pepper, a handsome
youn? resident of St. Joseph, was ar
rested and furnished bond in the sum
. c-.no rn;Al co- rv,:-
t n i cn. r. . .T gaging in the active duties of his of
sioner Pollock. She is charged with : 7. Vi , ,
taking letters from the post office di
rected to Theodore Miller. The latter
was a former suitor of Miss Pepper.
THEODORE F. RUNYON,
TTnitM States Ambamador to Germany
Die Suddenly of Heart Failure Th
President Apprised ef the Death of Mr.
Kunjron Brief Sketch of the Llfo and
"Labors of the Distinguished Statesman.
Beklix, Jan. 27. Hoc Theodore
Runyon, the American ambassador
here, died of heart failure at one
o'clock this morning.
The President Applsed.
Washington, Jan. 27. The sudden
death in Berlin of the American "am
bassador, Theodore F. Runyon this
morning, was communicated to the
president by the United Press. Be
yond that information the government
had not been advised of the startling
news. Its occurrence at so early an
hour in the morning, of course, pre
vented the possibility of anything like
general circulation. It is certain that
the president and state department
will have official notice before the
hour for beginning of business to-day,
when whatever action is necessary to
be taken, will be promptly attended
Theodore F. Runyon was bom at
Somerville, N. J.. October 26, 1822. He
graduated from Yale college in 1S42,
and in 1S44 was admitted to the bar.
In lSf3 he was made city attorney and
in 1S."6 city counsellor of Newark. N.
J., a position retained until lt"4. when
he became ma3-or of the city. He was
appointed, in !.'(, a commissioner to
revise and codify the militia laws of
New Jersey, and in 1S.17 was made
brigadier general ami subsequently
major general of the New Jersey
At the outbreak of the civil war he
was placed in command of the New
Jcrsev brigade of volunteers.
In lSt'ij he was democratic candidate
for governor of his state, but was not
elected. From 1873 to 1SS7 he was
chancellor of New Jersey. In March,
1S!i3. he was appointed by President
Cleveland American minister to Ger
, many and shortly afterwards was made
I ambassador. The degree of LL. 1)..
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.... II , 1,.,, l.lu 1IIU1 l 4,11,-, 11UU-
gers and Wesleyan colleges.
AN IMPORTANT MOVEMENT.
Gen. G.trcia. at the Head of a Potent Ex.
pedltion. Sails for Cuba.
I'liii.ADKi.i'iiiA, Jan. 27. A ruorninj
p:i per says:
('en. Calixto Garcia, the most distin
guished Cuban general now outside of
Cuba, has escaped the watchful eyes
of Spanish agents and sailed from this
port last Thursday, it is said, on t'.io
fruit steamer Bernard, bound for Cuba.
Gen. Garcia goes to Cuba at the head
of the most formidable expedition that
has ever left this country, of which he
will take command on the high seas,
where he will meet another frnit
steamer, the Jasof, with over three
hundred men on board and a large,
quantity of arms and ammunition.
From those familiar with Gen. Gar
cia"s plans it was learned that the ex
pedition will make for some port near
the boundary line of the province of
Pinar deURio and the province of Ha
vana. Gen. Gomez is thoroughly in
formed of all the plans of the expedi
tion, and at the point agreed upon for
the landing of the exedition he will
have a strong body of troops. Owing .
to his great popularity in that dis
trict, it it is expected that Gen. Garcia
iiiat once place himself at the head
of a strong body of men in the prov
ince of Pinar del Rio.
Among Cubans in this country great
: hope is placed in this expedition.
! of the drawbacks of the Cuban cause
' wlien news of tne successful landing
I of Ins expedition reaches this country,
I there will be rejoicing among the
DEATH OF PHILIP RIPLEY,
Once One of the Most Widely-Known
Xeirsnaper Men in the Country.
Xr.w YoitK. Jan. 27. Philip Ripley,
at one time one of the most .widely
known newspaper men in the country,
died shortly before Saturday mid
night at Bellevue hospital. The de
ceased was in his sixty-ninth rear.
He was born in Hartford, Conn., and
war correspondent for a half dozen
I prominent newspapers in the country.
He is said to have furnished the most
authentic accounts of the battles of
Several years after the war he came
to New York and since then had been
employed on many newspapers in this
city. He was closely affiliated with
all the old-time newspaper men,
notably Horace Greely, end for a
period of years wrote the famous edi
torials which were printed over the
name of "Hurlbut." There is no one
now to claim his remains as fur as
known, but a minister of Connecticut.
Itefore Ripley died he told his physi
cian to send word to Rev. Starr. New
ington Junction, Hartford county.
Conn., which was done. The cause of
bis death was Bright's disease.
Death of John Tyler, Son of President
Washington, Jan. 27. John Tyler,
the son of President John Tyler, died
in this city yesterday morning at a
very advanced age, and afier an ill
ness that lasted for several months.
For the last 20 years Mr. Tyler had
been a resident of this city, and was
for a long time on the rolls of the
treasury department, but a partial
paralysis had prevented him from en-
fice. He was well known, not only
here, but in many other parts of the.