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Baron Klebei-Rbkro was mortally
Wounded in a duel with salers at Ituda
I'csth, on the lt'th, by Paron Josika.
Ox tlie 10th ex-Senator Abbott, of
Morgan couaty. O., was found guilty
bv a' jury at Columbus, of bribery in
connection with the pharmacy legisla
Is the Massachusetts house, on the
S'lth.the committee on election law re
ported a bill granting1 municipal .suf
frage to women. There were no dis
tentors named in the report.
State Senator Garfield's bill to
prevent the corrupt use of money in
elections passed the Ohio house, on the
18th, and became a law. It applies to
all elections, primary as well as regu
lar. A KlsTATCn from Cairo, on the 20th.
raid: The khalifa has proclaimed a
holy war against Egypt, calling upon
all Dervishes capable of bearing arms
to enroll themselves under the green
Commander Bootii-Tvcker, appoint
ed to the command of the Salvation
Briny in the United States, and his
wife sailed from Southampton for Xew
York on board the American liner St.
Louis on the 21st.
Mrs. Akioaii. Kxapp Hoimas, wife
of Hon. William S. Holman, ex-congressman
from Indiana, died sudden
ly, on the Isth, at her home in Wash
ington city. Mr. Holman was with
Ler at the last moment.
The senate committee on territories,
on the 20th, with a bare quorum pres
ent, ordered a favorable report on the
bill admitting the territory of Arizona
to statehood. Mr. Call, of Florida,
Toted against the report.
A pi-kciai, dispatch from Washing
ton, on the luth, said the members of
the Venezuelan boundary commission
had informally concluded that Great
P.ritain's case is untenable, and that
Venezuela's claim is a just one.
llr a votcof 117 to 89 the Methodist
Episcopal conference. in session at Phil
adelphia, on the lsth. decided in favor
ui the proposed constitutional amend
ment admitting women as lay dele
gate to the general conference.
The decision of the powers compris
ing the dreibund to accept the pro
posal of Great P.ritain to use a portion
of the reserve Egyptian fund for the
Pongola expedition gives England a
majority in the Egyptian debt commis
sion. It was stated in London, on the
lMh. that the government would sup
port the Whitley hi-mctallic motion,
but with the qualification that the
government does not intend to depart
in the slightest degree from the gold
Gkx. NeAL Tow, the father of prohi
bition, celebrated his ninety-second
birthday anniversary at his home In
Portland, Me., on the 20th. There were
no formal exercises, but he received
congratulations from many friends all
over the United States. Gen. Dow is in
The suit for 825.000 damages for
libel, brought by Lady Henry Somer
set against William Waldorf Astor, as
proprietor of the Pall Mall Gazette,
has been nettled out of court. Mr.
Astor will apologize to Lady Somerset
in the Pall Mall Gazette and 20 other
papers will pay the costs.
The French minister of foreign af
fairs had an interview, on the 17th,
with the marquis of Puffcrin, liritish
ambassador, and asked the reasons for
Jreat Britain's sending an expedition j
to Dongola. He pointedly called Lord I
Ihifferin's attention to the gravity of I
the consequences of such a step. .
The liritish flying squadron, which
was the center of so much attention a
few weeks ago, had to make for Queens
town harbor in some distress on the
JGth, the vessels of the squadron hav
ing shipped large quantities of water
during the prevailing storms. No seri
ous damage resulted to any of these
Spanish detectives engaged in keep
ing watch on the movements of the
Cubans in this country were very much
exercised, on the ISth, over the report
that the steamer Hawkins did not sink
on the morning of January 2S, but
that she made her way to Cuba, landed
her cargo, and is now laid up at one of
the Florida kevs.
The press ar.d public of Madrid ex
press disappointment and impatience
at Cen. Weyler's failure to suppress
the Cuban insurgents, who are still
fccouring the provinces of Havana.rinar
del Rio and Matanzas, and burning
plantations, villages, etc., on as exten
sive scale as they were during Gen.
The portc has demanded that the
Armenian patriarch write an auto
praph letter admitting himself blame
able for the outbreaks in Armenia, it
being the intention of the porte to
print the letter, in the event of its be
ing written, in a red book, the purpose
of which will be to show that the
statements contained in the liritish
blue book are false.
Ix the United States district court at
Philadelphia, on the 17th, Capt. J. II.
IS. Wiborg of the filibustering steamer
Horsa. was sentenced to one year and
four months in the Eastern peniten
tiary, and to pay a fine of $300 and
costs. The mates, Jens P. Petersen
nl Hans Johansen, were each sen
tenced to eight months in the county
prison and to Day fines of (100 and costs
THE 1TEVTS DT BMET.
In the senate, on tlie loth, three ipeeches on
s many different subjects were made: Hv Mr.
Lodce (Mass. . favoring such a chaecc ia the
bnoiigralioa laws ts vlll keep out illiterate
ar..! ignorant foreigners: by Mr. PukU (Ala.),
:n favor of the coinage of silver with the same
rights as pold. and by Mr. Morgan (Al:i). in
Mipimrt of the conference report en the Cuban
belligerency resolution Ia the house. It
bt-inK suspension day, a number of bills of no
special Importance were passed under suspen
sion of the rules. The house agreed to take
up, on the isth. the report of the foreign affairs
committee repardir.K the speeches delivered ty
Ambassador Bayard at Edinburgh a::d lloston,
In the senate, ca the 18th. Mr. Morgan. (Ala.).
In a four-hours' speech, closed his defense of
the action of the committee on foreign rela
tions in reporting the Cuban resolutions. Sen
ator Push (Ala.) also brought to a close his
speech in favor of the. free coinage r.f silver.
....Ia the home the entire session was de
vote 1 to the consideration. In committee of the
whole, of the bill reported fro:a the committee
on ways and means, providing for a revision
of the customs administration act. No sub
stantial amendment was made to the bill,
which was reported to the house and passed
In the senate, on the lPth. during a short de
bate upon a joint resolution directing the sec
retary of the interior to execute the law for
opening to settlement some two million acres
of land in the eastern part of Utah, the secre
tary was severely censured- by several speak
ers for his utteir.pt to nullify the act cf con
gress. A number of bills unobjected to were
passed In the house a number of private
bills were passed, but only one of public im
portancea senate Joint resolution instruct
ing the secretary of war to transmit an esti
mate of the cost of deepening the channel from
Hampton Koa'ls to the Norfolk nary yard.
The Bayard censure resolutions were taken
tip. and their passage advocated by Mr. Cous
ins and others, and opposed by Mr. McCreary
In the senate, on the 13th, the debate on the
report of the conference committee on the Cu
bac resolution occupied nearly the ertlre ses
sion, nnd was participated iu by many sen
ators, the majority expressing themselves in
fuvor of prompt action by the United States in
behalt of the struggling patriots In the
house the debate on the Uaynrd resolution of
censure was continued, and toward the close
of the session descended into an exchange of
personalities between Messrs. Sulzer (deiu..N.
Y.) and tlibson (rep.. Tenn.) at the end
of which the former aiiolngized for oITcnsive re
marks induif'-d in in the heat of debate.
IN the senate, on the 2uth, the dcb.iro on the
Cuban question occupied most of the day's ses
sion. A motion thai when the senate adjourn
it be tfi the kl. was adopted by t lare major
ity 42 to Si which was taken to indicate the
sentimctil of the senate on the iiut-stioj under
discussion In the house the three days'
battle over the resolutions censuring Ambas
sador llavard for the use of certain expression--,
in p.:b!ic speeches in Scotland and K:.
glan I. t n le I in the adoption of the resolutioi.s
by a vote of 10 to 71.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Tub Dominion senate, on the 17th.
passed a bill giving the Camilla .
Michigan Kridge and Tun lei Co.
power to construct a bridge with a
; pan of 1,10) feet across the Detroit
Tim house committee or. naval af
fairs decided, on the 17th, to recom
mend in its appropriation bill an in
crease of the navy by lour battleships
and l.i torpedo boats.
Kkpokts received at St. Petersburg,
on the 17th. statu that litO persons
were frozen to death in one night in
the Uussian government of Orel.
Large numbers of horses and cattle
were also frozen.
The well-known spirits and vinegar
manufacturers, Michael Lefevre it Co.,
Montreal, Can., suspended, on the 17th.
caused by the suspension of the Manque
du Pctiple. It is understood that the
liabilities will be something over-S."i0,-000,
and perhaps may reach $000,000.
The act to authorize the St. Louis
& Oklahoma Railroad Co. to construct
and operate a railway throngh Indian
and Oklahoma territories has become
a law without the president's signature.
It is understood in London that
Senor Andrade, the Venezuela. i minis
ter at Washington, has tiecidcti to rec
ognize the I'ruan incident as a sepa
rate question, and good hopes are ex
pressed that his entente will lead to
an agreement upon the scheme for the
settlement of the boundary dispute.
Tiik Congregational council has de
clared l'cv. C. O. Drown not guiity of
immorality, but has censured .iim for
unministcrial conduct. As the coun
cil apologizes for the ensure. Dr.
Drown considers his vindication com
plete. The khedive of Egypt, on the ISth.
witnessed the departure o the Egyp
tian battalion for the front. He bade
u cordial farewell to the officers. The
reserves were arriving at Cairo, and
the new Soudanese battalions forming.
G::x. Weylek, the captain-general of
Cuba, in an interview published in
Madrid, is quoted as saying that the
difficulties he has encountered may
compel him to resign.
Consul-general Crittexces reports
from the City of Mexico to the state
department that American capitalists
have purchased the entire street rail
way system of the City of Mexico.
Price. ST.T.VhOOl; but contemplated re
equipment of the lines will involve an
expenditure of S.'O.OlKUiiHi.
Mr. John X. Stvebaker. aged f2,
died suddenly of old age at Shideler,
Ind., on the night of the isth. Exten
sive preparations had just been per
fected for the celebration of the six
tieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. Stndebaker on the 21st.
Tun yacht race for the cup riven by
Daron Hirsch was sailed at Cannes, on
the 19th, and won by the Satan ita.
The Ailsa was second, and the l?i !tan
nia third and last. The Satan ita won
Tin: S.S00.000 suit which was begun
in 1SKJ against the Grand Trunk Rail
road Co. by Swift & Co., the Chicago
packers, was dismissed, by stipulation,
in Judge Purke's court, iu Chicago,
on the l-Jth, a settlement having been
reached out cf court.
A max who is said to be Ira Terrell,
ex-member of the Oklahoma legisla
ture, who murdered his opponent at
Guthrie three years ago. and escaped
from jail last fall, while under sen
tence to hang, was arrested at port
Scott, Kas., -on the 19th. while en
route east with a woman believed to
be his wife. The man says thai his
name is Wells and that he lives at Eich
It was reported In Athens, m tha
19th, that King Alexander of Scrvia
had been betrothed to Princess Marie
PoiiiiEKS blew open the safe of Whit
lock & Fields" private bank at Ladorp,
Ia.. at 2 a. m., on the 19th, and secured
Sl.ooo in cash and notes.
Two officers were shot and a train
roblier, named Daniel McCole, was
killed during an attempt to hold up
the south-bound New Orleans express
near Tulare. Cal., on the morning of
the 19th. The attempted robbery
might have succeeded if it had not
been for the perfidy of one of the rob
bers. Kx-CossrL W.m.i.er, who has been
liberated from the French prison, will
sail for New York on April 4. lie will
appear before a congressional com
mittee, which will investigate the evi
dence whereby the state department
came to the conclusion that Waller had
no Cita and accepted his discharge,
with no claims for damages against
the French government.
Senator Ciiaxdi.ki:. on the 19th, gave
notice of his intention to offer an
amendment to the resolutions t-tr the
election of senators by direct vote of
the people, so as to include the presi
dent, vice-president, justices cf the
federal court, postmasters and collec
tors of internal revenue.
A Disi'ATCii from Massotvah to the
Rome Tribuna says: Prisoners who
have escaped from the Abyssinian
camp declare that the prisoners there
are ill-treated and badly fed, and that
numbers of them have been garroteo.
The gross receipts at the 30 largest
post ofliees in the country in February
increased 5:144.742. The total receipts
were S2.722.1S7. against 82,377,445 for
Gov. Thorxtox of New Mexico and
Col. Gilderslecve. of that territory, on
tlie 20th, addressed the house commit
tee on territories i:i opposition to the
amendment offered by Senator Drice to
the statehood bill, regarding the issue
of bonds. Col. Hale, of New York
city, appeared in support of the amend
ment. The war ship Cordova reached Colon
oa the 2(lth. Iler arrival caused great
rejoicing among Colombians. The Cor
dova was formerly the American steam
er Neptune. She was recently pur
chased by the Colombian government
and refitted at Perth Amboy for use as
a war vessel.
Five men were burned, two of the.n
fatally, on the 20th, in a foundry at
I Ahi:tii'l ar.d Archer avenue, Chicago.
The cupola in the converting shed fell
from its support.;, hurling the molten
metal on every side. The men who
wi re injur. .1 were worhing near by
r.ti'l ccniii not e.cape.
Tim ias A. Kihsox has discovered, in
coii:u--tiou with his X ray experiments,
a substance so sensitive to the rays
that by usin j- plates corned with it he
can see through the liunrin hand at a
distance of 15 Veet. Till substance is
turgstate of calcium. '
Faii.'i'Uks throughout the United
States during the week ended the 20th,
as reported by H. G. Dun & Co., v.'ers
20!, against 27s for the corresponding
week hist yee.r. For Canada the fail
ures were 4'.', against 35 last year.
Ai.KXAMiEit .MrLA.'!ii.AX,who was one
of the best known of Canadian poets,
and who lias been called "the Hums ol
Canada," died at his residence iu
OrangeviUc. Ont., on the 20th, at an
Tiik -Central Methodist Episcopal
conference at Williamsport, Pa., on the
20th, by a vote of l."2 to 52, voted to ad
mit women as lay delegates to the gen
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
A lU'Kl. between Gen. ?.Iocenni. ex
minister of war, and S'.gnor iinrziiais,
a r.:die:il member of the Italian cham
ber of deputies, growing out of i:
wrangle, on the 22d. during the discus
sion of the credits asked for by the
government, took place oil the 22d.
'Pin- weapons used were s:ilcrs. Gen.
.Muccuii; proved himself the better
swordsman, ar.d wounded his opponent
in the face. Honor being thus satis
fied, the duc'ilists became reconciled.
The revolution in Nicaragua, accord
ing to intelligence received, oil the
.2.1. through private channels, is more
serious than previous dispatches from
that country would indicate, the strict
press censorship established by Presi
dent -Zelaya, rendering it impossible
r.ur news of any character except what
's favorable to the government, from
'icing ma te public.
The little alleged Clibiist.-ring
steamer Commodore, which left
Charleston. S. C, on the 13th. for
Tampa. Fla., with a cargo of arms and
ammunition, return d. on the. 22d.
minus her cargo and 23 of her crew of
31 men. v. hicii had undoubtedly Ik-ch
transferred to some larger vessel
bound to Cuba in the interest of the
Italia savs that Gen.
I'.ahiissera. the comma iider-in-chic: of
tin- itai ;in fores in Africa, hasbr dcen
oil' t ;e peace negotiations with King
Menelik. the tat.er's dc.iui'ids bei;i'
excessive. They include, the payment
by Italy of 25.li1M.(ri ) lire in gol.i.
Ti::: coal miners in tin- Clcariiehl.
Hcceh Creek Cambria anil (Jai.itvii
coa: re.'i :i.s of Pennsylvania, will, on
the 1st. receive an advau.'e of live
cents a Ion, or 12'j per tent, over the
cages they have received for the past
T:iK government engineer. ia charge
of the construction of the lien:: -pi:i
canal aunounce that work v.i.l be :.us
peiiiied this spring owing to the fact
teat tlie last t:f the appropriations
has been nearly exhausted.
D;l Thkodokk C. llKvr.. a surgeon
(retiredi in the United States navy,
died suddenly, on the night of the
2ist. at th'ihomeof his brother-in-law.
.1. C. Hal'.e. in New York city. lKiath
was due to heart dis-'ase.
It is reporteil that an agitation of
Albanians is ia progress oa the frontier
of Montenegro, and a massacre o!
Christians is fcired.
Ex-PiKsi;r.xT Harrison has had a
new three-fourths vie w portrait of him
self painted as a Dresent to his bride-elect
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Stocking MUsourl Rivera mod Creeks.
The state fish commissioners are
Stocking the waters of the state with
game-fish, as far as the money at their
disposal will admit.
I'hil Kapplin. Jr.. superintendent of the state
hatchery, at Forest park. SL Louis, has plained
1 l.'u cjant cronpie ia the Moreau river and
Gray's creel:. Cole county, liotn are fine
streams, and Mr. Kapplin says the fish will
thrive well in thetn. Since the first of the year he
says bass and iaut croppie have been planted ia
the public waters of the state from the St.
I.ouis hatchery as follows: Eighteen thousand
in the lliir and Little IMr.ey and the Gascon
ade: 21.0i)0 in the ltlack and St. Francois riv
ers, and 40.UH in the two lakes of CreveCa?ur,
St. Louis county. A bin lot of black bass will
be planted in the Osase and Moreau rivers ia
Judge James 15. Gannt. presiding
judge of Division No. 2 of the state
supreme court, has handed down an
It was in the case of Martin J. Callahan ct
al. vs. Kdmund H. Powers et. a!., in which he
reasserts the ripht of a debtor In failing cir
cumstauccs to prefer one or more of his cred
itors by mortgages, deeds of trust or by assign
ment of accounts or by turnintr over coods.and
it is immaterial that he intends to follow such
preferences by a peneral assignment of his
coods for the balance of his creditors. The
opinion holds that the only preference pro
hibited by the statutes is a preference by con
fession of jud(rment within 3U days before the
Oldest ReRldent of Itoone County.
The oldest inhabitant of Hoone coun
ty, Mrs. Mary Ann Mosely, die! in Co
lumbia the other day at the age of 111.
She resided in Iioone county for over ninety
years, and during recent years lived with her
son. Warren Mosely. Her otner rive children
all died of old a-e. Until last fall Mrs.
Mosely was in remarkably -coo.1 health, but
turintr the last few months her strength
steadily failed her. She was born in Cbirk
?ounty. K. in I7t and at the aire of 21 re
moved to Columbia. On her way the party
with which she traveled stopped for awhile ia
St. Charles county with Daniel Boone, the fa
mous pioueer, after whom liootic county was
Site Kissed Another.
Benjamin A. Moberly, a Vernon
county farmer, has filed suit against
his wife for divorce, on the grounds
that during his absence from home
she "lovingly embraced and repeated
ly kissed John Nuckles. and in the
midst of ecstasy and delight protested
that she never did and never co.ild
love plaintiff."' The couple were mar
ried in December, 1S94, but lived to
gether only a few months. Defendant
is plaintitHs second wife, and much
younger than her husband.
Republican Will Hold Two Convention.
Missouri republicans will hold two
state conventions this year.
The first will meet May 7 at St. Joseph lo
fleet delecates-at-laree to the national c in
vention. The convention to nou.inate candi
dates for state ol'lces will meet at SpriniriicM
July-i The basis of representation loeara
i-onvcntion is one de!f'::te to everyL 0 votes or
fractions over recast for Hobinson. the repub
lican candidate for supreme juih'e in 1-M, mar
ine 7i3 delegates to each conientioa.
s10t Two JJi-n.
Charles Cliunning. a well-known
farmer and stockman, met Milfor.l
Hammond, a farmer, on the street at
Digelo-v and shot him dead. John
Jentrv, a friend to Hammond, was
with him. and became the next victim
of Chunning's revolver. Hammond was
accused of causing a separation be
tween Chunning and his wife.
President Allen Resigns.
President Frank W. Allen of the
orphan school of the Christian church
of Missouri, at Fulton, lias tendered
his resignation as president of the
school to the board of managers, to
take effect June 1. ISSii. He was elect
ed president in June, 1S91, and re
signs on account of the ill-health of
A Good Woinnn Gone.
Miss Dorcas Stafford, aged OS, died at
the home of Elijah McLean, of Wash
ington. Miss Stafford was wealthy.
She was a leading member of the Pres
byterian church, ami for a long time
superintendent of its Sunday-school.
She was active in charitable work.
Rather a Severe Sentence.
Frank Perry, a young man who stole
two loaves of bread and a can of honey
from a farm house near the state fish
hatchery, not far from St. Joseph, was
found guilty in the criminal court and
his punishment fixed at five j'ears in
Judge Jamen K. Lincoln.
Judge James E. Lincoln died at Lib
erty the other night. He was the ex
ecutor of Dr. George W. Frakers will,
and therefore the plaintiff in the noted
life insurance suits. He was a brother
of Mrs. Dockery, wife of Congressman
An Kxrellent Showing.
During February the receipts of the
S' .Louis post ollice were 121.103.42. an
increase of S13.131.79 over February of
last year. The receipts of the Kansas
City post office were 842,229.38, an in
crease of 5, soil. 07.
ftircoxie, in addition to being the
second strawberry shipping point in
the United States, claims to possess the
largest lime kiln works west of the
A smooth young man who sold a
dozen cakes of t )ilet soap forone dollar
and promised to throw in a china set
of Hi3 pieces found many victims in
Roasted to Death.
The house of Amanda Wilson, near
Columbia, was burned the other day,
and her two children, aged 4 years and
19 month i respectively, were roasted to
Prc-ftlrient of La Grange College.
Prof. J. T. Muir, of Moberly, has ac
cepted the presidency of La Grange
Baptist college, and will take charge
at the end of this scholastic year.
One Woman Ilorwwhir Another.
One Polo woman horsewhipped an
other on the street the other day. The
trouble, it is said, grew out of the re
cent revival meetings.
Died From Hi Injuries,
Sam Lane, the well-known horse
men of Clinton, died oi his injuries, re
sulting from being thrown from his
aulkv a few davs aero.
TftkM Occanlon to Remind the Fmldenl
That the West ia Hot Such a Wild,
Woollj and Inresenerate Country aa
His Carnegie Hall Speech Would Inti
mate. Washington', March 18. A joint res
olution introduced by Cannon of Utah,
instructing the secretary of the in-.
terior to execute the law regarding
the opening to settlement of the Un-
compahgre Indian reservation, was be- j
fore the senate. Some St. Louis capi-
talists ar interested in the opening of !
this reservation and have already com- j
pleted surveys to build a railroad into j
the great asphalt deposits that are :
known to exist there. j
Senator Vest championed the reso
lution, and in the course of his re- 1
marks voiced the general western coin- :
plaint of the administration's neglect '
of western interests. The Missouri i
senator referred to the recent speech i
made by President Cleveland at Car- :
negie hall, and while on this topic '
"Ml President: I am serry to It, but j
there seems to be a disposition on the part ol j
the present administration to treat the west- j
ern people as if they were in a condition of
pupilage, that they do not know their own
rights and their own interests, and they must
be informed ex cathedra from the east in re
gard to what is best for them, and
what should be done for them.
Even the president of the United
States lately, on a missionary occasion
lauirhter, spoke of the west as a land of im
morality and crime. He stood with the irhast-
ly lipht of the hell holes of the rum-sellers of j
New York blaziior upon him. and c.intliily '
said home missions must be used to civilize j
and Christianize the men who 'have left their I
homes in the civilized east and cone out
amoncst the mountains and valleys of that
wild and woolly west iiauirlitcr'. Our presi
dent stood with Dr. Taltnasc on one side and 1
Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson on the other and
Stave us a new version of that blessed old mis
sionary hymn which we have heard so often in
our childhood: ,
'From Montana's sinful mountains.
From Utah's wicked plains.
They call us to deliver
Their lands fromerror'schains. Laughter.
"We are told by hich ecclesiastical authority
that his excellency has lately laid dt-wn his
honors at the feet of Jesus. I am ir'.ad to know
it. It has been the general imnression of tho i
3emocrr.tic party that tha r.::i;;7ur.v,s and in-
Jense burners have pot nil those honors, and j
inter.-! to keep them. I have crei'.t resrK1:: 'or .
:he Christian reKcion and cii-.s!c.a!. :.t h.yn?
I nd abroad: but. Mr. I'resi lent, it is a slander
I upon the mca who. v. ita rifl.; in one La:i 1 ar.d j
ix in the other, have cone out and blazed the
' pathway of civilization in tfc'ise v.-estcm wilds.
'I am a western man and went to Missouri
wher. it was frontier in sirlit of the In.'.ian rat
buffalo. I have lived with those people nearly
50 years, ami I say to our president now th:.t if ;
he will pretermit humim; ducks in North Caro
ina and silver democrats In Kentu lry h:i I
enough to come out west we v.'ill sho-.r hiro a!
(lod-fearinir. self-respecting, tiw-abidin - peo- j
pie: we will show l;i:;i churches in which there. I
U real ar.d unaffected piety. V.'e will show aim I
iinpry and Christian homes, vrhere the son, tl: .
?usbanil and father pray. Our spires n:;iy not !
?o so near Heaven as do those rf t :ist."rn eit :-s. !
We may not h-:ve orcans that roil ti.-lieio'.is j
uincs aloiu fretted aisles, but v.-e have a pepin I
who fear f lod and obs rve the law. and a!l tie? '
commandments as they are civen unto tliern. i
A.;hI. iu comparison with this homely, hut r-a!. j
worship. I am te::ip:e.l to quote those beauti- j
!ul lines of the Scotch poet
Compared with this, how poor rclV'ons prida j
With all the pomp of m( t'ao l and of art, I
When men display to C'nirn-al.ions wide
I Wotions every irraee. except the heart. j
"Thi. Mr. Presitictit. is what we have come
to at last, that the president cf the United :
states in his on'.cial eap-ieity savs to the pci- i
pie of the whole worl I that in one portion of i
this country their surroundirp are such that j
missions are ncci-ssarv in order to brintr them !
to a proper knowledge of what is ristit and 1
lint I did rot rise for the purpr.se of atriia
critieisini: this administration. I rose to say.
Tiost enphaticallv . thai tne habit of sr cretaries
Jr members of the cabinet deliberately tram
pling upon the laws of eonpress and refusing
t: carrv them out has pone to an extent thnt
iemands imaie liate notice i.t tn - hands of the
h islative department of the poveram nt."
The speech was freely interspersed
with applause and immoderate laugh
ter, in which not only the senators pres
ent, but the galleries participated.
Just as Mr. Vest concluded, the assis
tant seewtary to the president entered
the chamlier with a message, and Vice
President Stevenson, evidently seeing
the humor of the situation, rapped his
desk sharply and said:
"The senator from Missouri will suspend to
receive a ir.essnsc from the president of Ike
The ludicrousness of the situation
burst upon all present, and again there
was laughter and applause.
When the laughter ceased Senator
Vest again arose and said he would be
Tery glad if the presiding oflicer of
the body would examine that message,
nnd see if it was in response to any
thing that had occurred in the senate
The lands concerned in the resolu
tion aggregate about 2.000,000 acres, in
which lie valuable deposits of asphalt
Senator Gordon (dem.. of Georgia,
objected to the resolution, defending
the secretary on the ground that he
had discovered through the geological
sjrvey that large and valuable deposits
af asphalt lie in these lands, from which
the government and the public at large
ought to draw some benefit. The res
olution was pushed to a vote, however,
and finally passed. Senator Cordon
casting the only negative vote.
FIVE MEN KILLED
Ely the Illowlnp 1'p cf the Lnflln Ra.no
I'owder Works at Rlftftn. X. V.
Kingston-, N. Y.. March in. The
Laflin & Rand powder house at llifton
exploded shortly after 11 a. m. Tim
upper glazer first exploded, setting off
:he dry house and wrecking the corn
ing mill, engine house and lower glazer.
Five men were killed cad an unknown
The cause of the explosion will never
oe known. The works were destroyed
a a similar manner in January. lSlil,
tad were afterward rebuilt.
COL. TOM OCHILTREE
lying Seriously III at Ills Home in Ken
New Yors, March 10. Col. Thomas
?. Ochiitree. of Texas, is lyirigscrious
y ill at his home. No. S West Thirty
;hird street. He has been confi-ied
;o hi room two days with ft
severe cold, and Tuesday hi
llness took an alarming turr;.
tuesdry night his valet said
that the colonel was not able to see
layone. and that the physicians order
ibsolute rest. Physicians were in at
ieadance on Coi. Ochiltree, all n'urlit.
THE NICARAGUAN REVOLT,
According to Dlpatche Received
Through Prirate Channels, Much More
Serious than Reported, the Government
Censorship Permitting Nothing of at Na
ture I'ufwvorahle to the Government to
be Sent Abroad by the News Correspond
ents. New York, March 23. The revolu
tion in Nicaragua, according to intelli
gence received through private chan
nels, is more serious than the dis
patches from that country would indi
cate. The strict press censorship es
tablished by President Zelaya. renders
it impossible for news of any charac
ter except what is favorable to the
government, from being made public.
Two facts, however, in the opinion
of those thoroughly familiar with ex
isting conditions, seem to be well es
tablished. First, that Zelaya is not
suppressing the rebellion, and second:
that the llonduran troops which ar
rived in Nicaragua on Friday last as
the supposed allies of Zelaya are quite
as likely to aid the rebels as to act in
concert with the government troops.
The first of these facts is based upon
the almost certain knowledge that the
revolutionists have not lost ground;
that they are confident of success
since, in every engagement thty have
been the aggressors; that they have
the moral and material support of the
great majority of the liberal party,
which plaeed Zelaya in power, and
that the government forces have
maintained from the beginning, a.
purely defensive attitude.
The llonduran troops are now in
Nicaragua at a point midway between
Leon and Corinto. in the territory oc
cupied by the rebels. Their present
attitude is one of strict neutrality, but
it is regarded as not improbable that
their aid may in the end be given to
Baca, the provisional president of the
Color is given to this belief by the
intimate relations that have long ex
isted between Gen. Ortciz, the com
mander of the insurgents, and Presi
dent Uonilla of Honduras, who.in point
of fact, owes his present elevation to
the services rendered in his behalf
several years ago by Ortetz.
If Honduras espouses Ba?a's cause,
the latter will, it is believed, become
victorious, since his troops are armed
with modern guns and animated by
sentiments of the loftiest patriotism,
inasmuch as they are fighting for con
stitutional lilerty and to prevent the
alleged dictatorship of Zelaya. With
out Honduras' aid the result is likely
to be in doubt for several months at
Another element of uncertainty is
the influence which the Salvadorean
peace commission may exert upon the
contending factions. That their ef
forts will result in failure, is believe!
to be probable. Paca and those asso
ciated with him are determined upon
the overthrow of Zelaya, while Zelaya,
on tlie other hand, is equally deter
mined upon the suppression of the re
bellion, neither side being willing to
concede any advantage to the other.
Shrewd observers of political events
in Central America believe that before
the present troubles end all five of the
republics may become embroiled un
less a peaceable solution is reached
within a few weeks.
A TYPICAL MINING EOOM.
Activity on the Streets of Juneau Mur
dered for Iler Gold Hast.
Pout Tovnsf.si, Wash.. March 23.
Oflicers of the steamer Alki, which ar
rived from AlaskaSaturday afternoon,
report that the streets of Juneau pre
sent the appearance of a typical boom
mining outlet. Every business house
and dwelling is occupied, and hundreds
of miners are camping in the streets
waiting for the time for going to the
Yukon. It is now apparent that score3
of men who have gone north from Cal
ifornia and Puget Sound will never
reach the mining district on account,
of lack of funds. Many are already
stranded at Juneau and Sitka, and can
get no further.
The Atki brought news of the brutal
murder of a squaw and her two half
breed children on Douglas island,
just before the steamer left Jnneau.
The husband of the woman was a
white man and had been in the Yukon
since last spring. A short time ago he
sent her a bag of gold dust, and rob
bery was undoubtedly the motive of
Taken from Jail by a Mob and Hanged tc
IIu.ntsvili.k, Tenn., March 23. A.
mob of 30 determined men obtained
Wijliam Murphy from the Scott county
jail Saturd ay night by stratagem and
hanged him, pleading and praying, to
a locust tree in the public square, not.
one hunJred feet from jail. Tho pris
oner was in jail awaiting trial for
shooting Hill li wlin, a miner at Pio
neer, three weeks ago. Circuit conrt.
was in progress at the time, but Mur
phy's case had not been reached. The
lynchers, with the exception of the
leader, who was unknown to tho ef--licer.s,
wore handkerchiefs about the
lower part of their faces.
The mob did their work no noise--lessly
that the villagers were -not ap
praised of the bloody deed until morn
ing when they beheld the ghastly
sight." The helpless wretch asked tha
tnob not to choke him to death. Not a
word was spoken and tha murderer
was given no opportunity to make a
confession, for the crime: he committed
was seen by several personal wit
nesses. EX-PRS! DE ENT HARRISON
Has His Portrait Painted aa a Present
for His Coming Itride.
CmcAfiO, March 23. An Indianapoli3
special says: Artist John Colin Forbes,
li. C. A., has been a guest of ex-Iresi-dent
Harrison all the week and has
had daily sittings from Mr. Harrison.
Mr. Forbes v.'ill return to New Yc.rk
to-morrow with his painting all but
finished and has Gen. Harrison's per
mission to display tha painting in
Schans" art gallery. New York. It is.
a, three-fourths view and Is ixtettded:
as a p;t-,eat for the cominr brij.i.