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B. H. ADAMS riiblUlirr.
Tex rVe6tinghouse electric works of
Pittsburgh, Fa., resumed, oa the 8th,
on double time. It had been operat
ing on half time.
Th German government has or
dered the prosecution of several uni
versity professors who recently Bigned
a declaration in favor of the striking
dock laborers of Hamburg.
Db. Fbidjop Nansex, the Arctic ex
plorer, was entertained at dinner, ou
the 6th, at the Savage club of Lon
don, and elected an honorary life
member of that organization.
Thk Paris Sollel says: England does
not heed the vain protests of France,
knowing that they will not be followed
by results. Let ns, therefore, utilize
the territories which France already
A BEVIVAl of the Iron and steel
business was reported from Pitts
burgh, Pa., on the 8th, prices of steel
billets having advanced about 25 cents
within a week. Pig Iron prices were
Jubt before the adjournment of the
bouse, on the 8th, the speaker ap
pointed Messrs. Grosvenor (rep., O.)
and Elchardson (dem., Tenn.) tellers
nn the nart of the house to canvass
the electoral vote.
Thb dynamite cruiser Vesuvius left
the League Island navy yard, on the
fith. to loin the North Atlantic squad
ron. Slie was to have departed one
day earlier, but was detained by the
ice in the Delaware river.
Information was received in LoQ'
don, on the 10th, that the British
Kiger expedition had captured the
town of Bida, the capital of the
F.mlah tribe. One officer was killed
In the assault upon the town.
The extensive St. Cloud sugar plan
tation, near Kisslmmee, Fla., has been
nurchased bv a syndicate of Cubans.
The capacity of the sugar mill will be
rlrmhled at once, and 3.000 acres of
cane will be planted next fall.
Secbetabt Lahoxt has recommend'
ed to congress an appropriation of
(5,000 for the care and maintenance of
the buildincr in Washington city in
which Abraham Lincoln died and for
the appointment of a custodian.
The Nicaragua canal bill was with
drawn from the senate, on the lOtn,
by Mr. Morgan (dem., Ala.) who has
had it in charge, with a notice that he
would introduce it at the extra ses-
lion of congress and press it then to a
IT has come to light at Detroit,
Alien., that a Plug Tobacco trust,
Which contemplates the absolute con'
trol of the plug tobacco output, is In
active process of formation and may be
expected to be in full operation in a
The Cuban committee of Italy held
a meeting in Rome, on the 10th, and
voted their approval of the action of
the New xork committee in rejecting
the reforms offered to Cuba by the de
cree recently signed by the queen re
gent of Spain.
Capx. Philo N. McGiftin, a former
officer in the Chinese navy, who was
In command of the battleship Chen
Yuen at the battle of the Yalu river,
committed suicide, on the II th, in the
Post Graduate hospital in New York
city, by shooting himself through the
bead, lie was 31 years oia.
The steamer Pelican, chartered by
the Northern Pacific Railroad Co., ar
rived at Victoria, B. C, on the 8th,
from Yokohama. A case of leprosy,
was found among the crew. lie will
be detained in quarantine until the
outward voyage of the Pelican when
be will be returned to China.
The state department learned, on
the 11th, that Correspondent Scovel
must be tried at Sancti Spiritus,
where he was arrested. The trial
will be before a civil tribunal, and in
case an appeal is taken it will proba
bly be heard at Havana. This infor
mation is understood to be satisfac
tory to the officials.
A dispatch from Havana, on the 8ih,
said: It i6 an open secret in the Ameri
can consulate that the consul-general
is conducting some unsatisfactory cor
respondence with Washington. He
thinks the state department is not
backing him up in his efforts to get
Justice for American citizens arrested
and thrown into Spanish prisons.
Butleb, or Weller, as he is variously
known, who is under arrest in ban
Francisco, charged with many mur
ders in Australia, was taken before
Commissioner Hancock, on the 8th,
for preliminary hearing on the applf
cation for extradition. It was ex
pected the hearing would consume sev
The immigration bill as amended by
the conference committee and passed
by the bouse of representatives, on the
6th, provides for the admission of il
literate wives and children of male im
migrants who themselves are eligible
to admission. The educational test
was changed so as to admit any male
immigrant, otherwise qualified, who
can read and write the English or
some other language.
Is the British house of commons, on
the 12th, Mr. George N. Curzon, par
liamentary secretary to the foreign of
fice, announoed that the latest news
received by the government showing
the situation in Crete was that the
Christians were the aggressors and
were attacking the Moslems in many
localities. A large number of Mos
Jams, Mr. Carson said, had been killed,
jand 13 village! bad been turned.
FEBRUARY 1 897.
THE HEWS IE BEEF.
Is the senate, on tbe 8th. the Anglo-American
arbitration treaty occupied nearly tbe
whole day In executive se-sion. The bill cre
sting a new judicial district In Texas was
passed over the president's voto 87 to 1
In the house business relating to tbe District
or Columbia occupied almost the entire ses
sion. Tbe copies of the returns of the several
states for presidential electors were laid be
fore the bouse. The second agreement of tbe
conferees on the Immigration bill was pre
sented, after which the house adjourned.
In the senate, on the 9th. a concurrent reso
lution withdrawing from the president a bill
passed by both houses in relation to the tim
ber culture law was passed. A Joint resolu
tion was offered and referred looking to the
payment of some I57.U0O to employes of the
government printing office for leave of absence
wblcb they did not have since 18d7. Must of
the session was taken up in executive session
in consideration of the arbitration treaty
In tbe house two pension bills to soldiers'
widow who bad remarried and lost their sec
ond husbands were passed over the preside m's
veto. The conference report on the immigra
tion bill was agreed to 217 to 37. Several
minor bills were passed.
In the senate, on tbe 10th. Mr. Tillman's bill
"amplifying :nd classifying" tbe existing law
ss to tbe right of state authorities to seize in
toxicating liquors brought into the state was
considered. It was strenuously opposed and
went over without action. The senate ass
body withdrew to meet in the house of repre
sentatives to witness the counting of the
electoral vote. Afterward the Nicaragua ca
nal bill came up and was withdrawn. The ag
ricultural bill was taken up and passed In
the house the fortifications and tbe post office
appropriation bills were reported and placed
on the calendar. Tbe house then joined with
the senate In witnessing tbe count of the elec
toral vote for presidenc and vice-president of
the United States for the term beginning
March 4, lt$7, and after the announcement of
the result adjourned.
Is the senate, on the 11th, the diplomatic and
consular appropriation bill, carrying an aggre
gate of 1 .6M5.308, was passed. An agreement
was reached to have the vote on the conference
report on the immigration bill taken up ut i p.
m. of the 17th. The arbitration treaty was fur
ther considered in exeoutlve session In tbe
house the bill providing for the refunding of
tbe bonded Indebtedness of the several terri
tories was amended and passed. The sundry
civil appropriations bill was 'reported from
committee and placed on tho calendar. The
committee report on the contested election
ease from the Tenth Georgia district In favor
of Mr. Black, was made, and the post office ap
propriation bill was taken up In committee of
the whole and discussed for an hour without
IN the senate, on tbe 13th, a joint resolution
was introduced declaring the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty abrogated. A Join resolution appro
priating 5,0 0 for the expenses of the senate
(or the inauguration ceremony was passed, as
was a resolution, offered by Mr. Hill, directing
the secretary of state to use his good offices
with tbe Spanish government to have Syl
vester Scovel, the American newspaper corre
spondent recently arrested in Cuba, removed
to Havana for his better protection by the
L nited states consul-general. The arbitration
treaty was taken up in executive session ...In
the house the post office appropriation bill
was passed, and the sundry civil appropria
tions bill was taken up and Its first reading
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Sio. Galileo Febbabib, a member of
the Italian senate and an electrician
of note, died in Paris ou the 7th.
Fibe damaged one of the wings of
the house of refuge on Randall's is
land, N. Y., on the 9th, to the extent
of 85,000. When the fire broke out
over 800 children of both sexes were
in the building. They were safely re
moved to another building, and no
George Davies, commission mer
chant, was shot and instantly killed
by his wife at their home in Cleveland,
O., on the 9th. The shooting was the
resnlt of one of many family quarrels.
The family are prominent.
Mbs. Rebecca Mitchell, of Idaho
Falls, president of the Idaho Woman's
Christian Temperance union, was, on
the 9th, elected chaplain of the Idaho
state legislature, an unusual honor for
Johs Quinct Adams Hekring, of
Baltimore, Md., the oldest managing
director of the Adams Express Co., died
suddenly in the Holland house. New
York, on the pth, of Heart failure. He
was 72 years old.
Sesor Thomas Micbelkna, who wa
Venezuelan minister at London when
diplomatic relations were severed, flat
ly accuses Lord Salisbury and Secre
tary of State Olney of conspiring to
render void the report of the high com
mission which President Cleveland ap
pointed a year ago to investigate the
Abneb Uoodell, of Salem, Mass.,
celebrated the ninety-second anni
versary ot his birth on the 9th. lie
has been noted for his inventions, hav
ing built the first cracker machine, a
machine to shave out keg stock and
the first printing press to print both
sides of a sheet at once.
A report is current that it is Presi
dent Cleveland's intention, immedi
ately after the inauguration of his
successor, to start on a trip around
the world in a strictly private capac
In the destruction by fire, on the
10th, of a small frame cottage in
Springwells, Mich., occupied by the
family of Stephen Rogulski, a two-
year-old child was burned to death
and Mary Rogulski, aged 11 year-,
was fatally burned. Five other mem
bers of the family were also more or
less seriously burned.
The Bankers' Exchange bank, of
Minneapolis, Minn., closed its doors
on the 10th. It closed some weeks be
fore, but resumed In a few days. Its
last statement was dated December
2d, 1890. It showed deposits of 61,000;
capital, $30,000; Joans and discounts,
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Thb 700 employes of tbe McBeth
lamp-chimney factory at El wood, Ind.,
walked out, on the 10th, on account of
a difference with the company.
The safe in the Clearfield (Pa.) post
office was blown open, early on tbe
morning of the 10th, and 81,000 worth
oftamps and $300 in cash were stolen.
A hole was drilled through the top
of the safe, and the door was blown
off and landed across the room.
The board of trustees of Washing
ton and Lee university met in Lexing
ton, Va., on the 11th, and unani
mously elected lion. Wm. L. Wilson,
postmaster general, president ot the
university. It is said that a commit
tee from the board visited Mr. Wilson
soon after the resignation of Presi
dent Lee and that he expressed him
self as being willing to accept the
position, lie will enter upon the
duties as president July L
Senatob Pettigbew (sil.. N. D.), on
the 11th, introduced a resolution,
which went over, directing the senate
committee on public lands to investi
gate, by sub-committee or otherwise,
the issue of a patent in the Perrine
land grant in the state of Florida.
This is the patent issued to President
Lyman J. Gage has severed his con
nection with the First national bank
of Chicago, of which he had been presi
dent, his resignation being tendered
to the board of directors at a meeting
held on the 11th.
Spencer Ebvin, a well-known stock
broker of Philadelphia, died at the
Hotel Aldine, where he resided, on the
11th. He had been ill of pneumonia.
Mr. Ervin was senior member of the
firm of Spencer, Ervin fc Co.
On the 11th Chauncey M. Depew was
unanimously elected chairman of the
board of control of the Joint Traffic
The Grecian government has formu
lated a notification to the powers set
ting forth that Greece cannot remain
a mere spectator of the events which
are taking place in Crete, and that the
ties of race and religion compel her
to intervene in behalf of the oppressed
and outraged Christians in that is
Mbs. Jane L. Stanford has sur
prised the trustees of Stanford uni-
versity by announcing that she had
made a deed of gift to the university,
to lake effect at her death, of the fine
Stanford mansion on Nob Hill, in San
Francisco, with all its furnishings,
paintings and other art works, the
whole valued at 1.000,000. The house
is the finest ever built in California.
The price of steel rails advanced a
little at Pittsburgh, Pa., on the lath,
ranging between 17 and SIS.
Count Von Wolkenstein Trosbep.o,
brother of the Austrian ambassador to
France, committed suicide in Vienna,
on the 11th, by shooting himself with
A heavy snowstorm, interspersed
with hail and rain, prevailed all over
Pennsylvania on the 12th. In tbe
mountain regions the snow was ten
inches deep, ami at Harrisburg there
was five inches on the level.
Fibe, on the 13th, caused a loss of
$100,000 in the building 173 and 174
Madison street Chicago; well covered
A boileb in the coal mine of Lee fi
Vestal, in Weathersfield township,
near Y'onngstown, O., exploded, on
the 11th, killing Joseph Willock and
fatally scalding Louis Kyle.
The president, on the 12th, sent to
the senate the nomination of Carroll
D. Wright, of Massachusetts, to be
commissioner of labor a reappoint
ment. LATE NEWS ITEMS.
In the senate, on the 13th, a joint
resolution was passed to have a naval
vessel placed at the disposal of the
San Francisco chamber of commerce
to transport wheat and corn contrib
uted by western states for the relief
of the famine-stricken poor of India.
A resolution was agreed to directing
inquiry into the Perrine l:md grant
in Florida. The senate went into ex
ecutive session on the arbitration
treaty. . . .In the house the session was
consumed in a discussion of the sundry
civil appropriations bill, and in criticism
of t lie supreme court for its decision ou
the income tax feature of the Wilson
tariff bill, and the failure of the ad
ministration to respond to the senti
ment of the country on the Cuban
In an article on the situation in
Crete, the Paris Gaulois says that the
king of Greece, when in Paris in vo
veiuuer last, gave the government to
understaud that his further resistance
to the aspirations of the people of
Greece was impossible, and he was.
therefore, compelled to seek closer re
lations with Austria and Great Brit-
ain, the disposition of Russia being
The building occupied by the Pitts
burgh (Pa.) Post was burned, on the
14th, causing a loss of 04,000. The
printing presses, one valued at $25,000
and tho other at 10,000, were badly
damaged. Ten type-setting machines,
valued at $30,000, were ruined. The
Post's loss will probably reach $70,000;
The weekly statement of the New
York city associated banks for the
week ended on the 13th showed the
following changes: Reserve, decrease,
S-',901,8i5; loans, increase, $2,845,100;
specie, increase, Sb3S,000; legal tend
ers, decrease, $3,756,500; deposits, de
crease, $536,700; circulation, decrease,
Admiral Bote's squadron sus
pended their warlike work, on the
14th, and observed Sunday in regula
tion fashion. Episcopal service was
held on the flagship New York, Catho
lic service on the Maine and general
services, including other denomina
tions, were celebrated on the Colum
The porte has informed the powers
that Turkey will attack Greece in
Thessaly in the event of the powers'
failing to restrain hostile action n the
part of Greece in Crete.
On the 13th the banks of New York
city held $51,650,225 in excess of the
requirements of the 35-per-cent. rule.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Death of Omn. Jo O. Shelby.
Gen. Jo O Shelby died at his farm,
near Adrian, at 4 a. m. of the 13th.
IGen. Shelbv was born In Lexington, Ky ,
in 1831. When 19 years are be removed
to Lafayette county. Mo. He became
the owner of a rope factory- His
business proved a success and he was
rapidly becoming rich at tbe outbreak of the
Maj.-Cen. Jo O. Shtlby, C. S. A.
Kansas border war. He espoused the south
ern side of the question and went to Kentucky
and raised a company ot cavalry. He took the
Held In Kansas, rendering great service to the
pro-slavery settlers. His company was dis
banded at St. Joseph, Mo.
When the firing upon Ft. Sumter began,
Shelby was In tbe Held. He organized a com
pany of cavalry, mounted and equipped with
extraordinary rapidity, and marched to Inde
pendence, Mo., wblcb was threatened by at
tack from federals stationed at Kansas City.
He soon Joined Price's forces in western Mis.
sourL His first engagement was at Boonvllle,
where the confederate forces under Gen.
Marmaduke were defeated by the federals un
der Gen. Lyon. On February 4, 1894, he was
appointed United States marshal for the
western district of Missouri. He took
charge of the office March 2 of the
same year and had a little more than a year
yet to serve, He was the commander of the
Missouri State Ex-Confederate association,
and he .stood especially high with tbe members
of tbe G. A. K. bv whom he was recognized as
one of tbe old school of chivalrous f oeinaa. 1
For Murdering Ilia Daughter.
John Hunt. who murdered his daugh
ter, Mattie Hunt, last fall, was con
victed of murder in the first degree at
The main plea of the defense was insanity.
Since his confinement in jail Hunt has acted
strangely, and gives much trouble to the
guards. He seemed little affected at the ver
dict. Hunt went home in an ugly mood, tbe
result of liquor, and began quarreling with his
wife and daughter. Ho finally drew a revolver
and opened Bre on them. The wife escaped,
but his daughter. 17 years old, was mortally
wounded. Hunt fled, but afterward gave up.
Pronounced Not Guilty.
Alice Piatt, a servant girl in the fam
ily of C. F. Mussey, Kansas City, who
was ciiarged with poisoning two of
Mussey's children, was acquitted.
The lurv returned a verdict of not guilty,
The trial was rather sensational, and tha
courtroom was constantly crowded with spec
tators. The announcement of tbe verdict cre
ated tbe wildest enthusiasm. Alice Piatt went
Into hysterics and fell fainting Into the arms
ol her sister, while the audience cheered.
Trying; to Save Duestrow.
The attorneys for Duestrow
using every effort to save his neck.
Division Xo. 2 of the supreme court the other
day overruled the motion to transfer tbe case
to the court In banc. Mr. Noland. one of Dues
trow s attorneys, stated, when asked If bs
would apply to the supreme court of the United
States for a writ of error in the event his mo
tion was refused, said: "That is about all
there Is left for us to do."
Duestrow killed bis wife and child in St
What the Court SJ About It
The Missouri supreme court decided
in the famous suction case that moving
trains produce centrifugal (tendiug to
recede from the center) and not ecu
tripetal (tending toward the center)
Mrs. X. P. Williams, of Johnson County,
Mrs. S. P. Williams, aged 67, wife ol
ex-Collector WiIliains,of Johnson coun
ty, died recently.
Death was the result of a complication ol
diseases brought on by a paralytic stroke.
She was a most-estimable woman and had
lived in Johnson county all her life.
An Aged Settler of Clinton County.
Mrs. Nancy Everett, aged 89, died
The deceased was one of Clinton county's
oldest settlers, aud was the fifth of old resi
dents of Clinton county above 80 years of age
to pass away within a week.
ltozelle for Labor Commissioner.
Gov. Stephens, the other day, sent
to the senate for connrmatiou the
name of A. Rozelle, of Lnmar, the
chairman of the Populist state commit
tee, to be labor commissioner.
Struck by Falling Timber.
Charles L. Purcell, a woodman, was
badly injured by a falling limb in the
woods near Golden City. The timber
struck him in tbe back as he was in
the act of felling a tree.
To Invest In St. I.oula.
There is a report in St. Louis that an
English syndicate desires to invest
810,000,000 in the city. The syndicate
has an eye on several valuable piece
of real estate.
Caoaed By Heart Disease.
Col. R. D. Hart, well known at Ilol
den, died of heart disease recently
He was a nephew of the famous sculp
tor, Robert D. Hart, of Kentucky.
Death Came at Midnight.
Mrs. Mary Eliza Farris, wife of John
R. Farris, of Fayette, died suddenly of
heart disease at 12 o'clock the other
night. She was 58 years old.
Drank Coal Oil for Water.
The two-year-old daughter of Rob
ert Young, neir Marshall, died recent
ly from drinking a half cup of coal oil,
given by mistake for water.
Sugar Beet Hrovrlug In MIssoarL
A Washington special says that the
government will be asked to aid Mis
souri farmers in making experiments
In the sugar-beet industry.
Was Respected In McDonald County.
Ez-County Judge John Evans, aged
77, and an old and respected citizen of
McDonald county, died at his home,
near Southwest City.
Can Flirt All They Please.
The house committee on criminal
Jurisprudence reported unfavorably on
Hood's anti-flirtation bill annlicabbj
to railway employes,
THE MISSOURI LEGISLATURE,'
Jetferso Cut, Feb. a Sknats The
Avery fellow-servant bill was read in the sen
ate at length yesterday, and signed by the
Tbe bill appropriating $1,250,000 to redeem
bonds during the .next two years was read at
length and signed, as also the bill appropri
ating money for the interest and seminary
An important measure, enabling cities,
towns and villages of 10.U03 inhabitants and
over, operating under special c barters, to is
sue bonds for the improvement of streets, was
read the third time and passed. Also, the bill
enabling such towns to issue bonds for the im
provements. These are the measures demand'
ed by the convention of mayors recently held
at the capital. An emergency clause is at
tached to both.
Tbe bill requiring street car companies to
provide accommodotions for uotormen passed
by a good majority.
Hocse The house killed the bill by a voto
of otftoiu introduced by KepresentativeMcPher
sou, of St. Louis, to provide for the Inspection
of all private and public hospitals, reformatory
homes, houses of detention, private asylums
and all correctional or reformatory institutions
In this state. It was defeated, on motion of
Mr. ltegan, of St. Louis. The bill was popu
larly accredited to the A. P. A., aud one of its
alleged objects was to cause state inspection
ot reformatory and other institutions con
ducted by Koman Catholics. Its defeat is be
lieved to be a triumph for the opponents of the
A. P. A.
The committee on internal improvements re
ported favorably a bill to regulate the freight
and express charges on apples and berries.
Tbe farmers of southwest Missouri complain
that tbe rates on fruit to Kansas City are too
high and this bill contains a long schedule
making reductions in the present rates that
range from 5 to 40 per cent., and the average
about 6 per cent. less.
Jefferson cur, Feb. 10 Senate In the
senate yesterday morning Kev. Dr. Palmer,
editor of the St. Louis Christian Advocate,
made the opening prayer. He said: "Oh,
Lord, deliver us from trusts and heartless cor
porations, deliver us from the influence ot
breweries and saloons, and help us always to
keep the Sabbath holy."
I Later u copy of the Advocate was laid on
every ae-k, containing an article attacking the
saloons, and expressing astonishmeut at Gov.
Stephens because of h.s appointment or Mr.
Stuever. of St Louis, who is a brewer, to be a
police commissioner. )
The senate passed the Seaber bill, which pro
vides for doing away with the blanket ballot la
elections, by a vole of 27 to 8.
IThe bill provides that ballots for each party
shall be provided, and shall bo printed on the
same kind of paper, so tbut from the backs no
one can tell one ballot from the other. The
judges are to furnish each voter with a bundle
of ballots, one ballot for each party having a
ticket in the field. The voter is to tlx one bal
lot aud vote it and return the others to be de
Senator Klene's bill providing that all em'
pluyes should have two hours off on election
day in order to vote, was passed.
Senator Peers' bill requiring all executions
to be had in tbe penitentiary was called up.
aiscussed and passed.
House The bouse voted by a large majority
to reconsider the bill of Representative Mc-
I'herson, of St. Louis, concerning the inspec
tion of private hospitals and asylum. Mr.
Kegan. of St. Louis, undertook to show that it
was an A. P. A. movement, but tbe speaker
ruled that private conversation did not con
cern the house.
A message was received from the governor
announcing that he had signed the bills con
cerning fellow-servant legislation and those
appropriating money for the interest and sink'
Jkffersox Citt. Feb. 11. Sesate Sena
tor Lyons Introduced a bill to prevent the sale
of ruilroad tickets by scalpers. A penalty la
proviuea or tou lor violation.
Tbe senate went into executive session and
Commissioner Stuever, of St. Louis, was coD'
firmed by an almost unanimous vote. There
was no other appointment considered, the ex
ecutive session being simply a "Stuever affair,"
orougnt aoout oy Dr. Palmore s attack.
Hocse Among the bills introduced were
HyCox: An act to require sheriffs to keep
uioouaounus to oe used in tracking fugitives.
ByBubey: An i.ct to define the liabilities of
coal mining companies in relation to damage
Also a similar bill by Representative Christy
lly Woods: An act to tax bicycles ! eacb
for state purposes.
By Vumierhoef : An act protecting newspa
per men from being forced to divulge sources
of news in tbe courts.
The bouse committee on municipal corpora
tions made a favorable report on the bill to
abolish the Kansas City police system and to
give the city control.
By Hendrickson: An act to compel banks co
give security for all deposits.
Committee on criminal jurisprudence re
ported adversely on Mr. McPhcrson's bill to
punish violators of the seventh commandment-Committee
on education, reported Mr. Ayde
lotl's joint and concurrent resolution to with
draw state support from the state normal
schools, with the recommendation that it do
Jkfkkhson City, Feb. 12. Senate The
senate yesterday took up and passed the bills
appropriating money to purchase the Higglns
ville home for ex-Conlederate soldiers and the
St. James home for Cnion soldiers.
The bills appropriate f lo.olo for the Union
home and feM.UKi for the ex-confederate home.
The bills provide that when the necessity for
tbe homes no logger exists, on account of the
passing away of the veterans, tbe property
shall revert to tbe stale.
Holse The house passed a bill Introduced
by Representative Ward, of Stoddard county,
proviiling for the taxing of franchises and re
iuiiing the slate board of equalization to
value the same.
The bill provides that franchises, in addition
to other taxes, shall pay on their value a tax of
15 cents on each tlUd valuation thereof for
state purposes, and ID cents on each Slvofortlie
payment of all state indebiedEei-is to the state.
and fl local tax thereon to the county, city, in
corporated town or village, township, taxing
district and school district where its franchise
or franchises may be exercised.
.Ikfkerson City. Feb. 13. Senate Senator
Morton's bill, providing for a new constitu
tional convention, passed the senate yesterday.
This is one of tbe most important Incidents of
the session, and will have an important bear
ing on the work of the legislature.
There was a long debate over the question
of reducing the appropriation for the public
schools from one-third to one-fourth. The
mailer came up in connection with Senator
Scnneickhardl's bil! appropriating t'JKO.LCO fur
the cyclone sufferers of Su Louis city. The
indications, therefore, are that it tbe cyclone
sufferers receive an appropriation the school
fund will suffer to that extent.
Adjourned till the loth.
Hor be There was a lor debate on the sub
ject of awarding money to contestants and
contestees in connection with the fight in the
Fourth representative district of St. Louis. It
resulted in allowing fill) each for tbesitting
mcir.iiers and J "Co for Thomas Dumont.
Jefferson City. Feb. 15. Senate The
senate was not in session on the (3th.
Hovse One hundred bills acre orde.-ed en
FOR THE CURIOUS.
Policemen in Vienna must be able to
swim, row a boat and understand teleg
raphy. The British museum has cost Great
Britain $55,000 a year in the past 143
A man can hire a house in Japan, keep
two servants and live on tbe fat of the
land all for about $20 a month.
The highest waterfall in the world is
Cholock cascade at Yosemite, Cal-,
which is 2,634 feet high, or just half a
SITUATION IN CRETE.
United Efforts of the Powers Look-
ins to Pacification.
A Turkish Transport Intercepted Grecian,.
Army Reaervee Called Ont Infantry, '
Artillery and EnEineers Em
barked at Peraeus for Crate.
farklsh Transport Intercepted and Or
dered Hack by (ireek War Ship.
Athens, Feb. 15. Advices have been!
received here giving details of thef
detention at Candia of a Turkishj
vessel by a Greek war ship. The ves
sel, which was stopped and compelled:
to return to her anchorage, was
the Turkish transport Faud, bound
for Canea with munitions for the
besieged garrison at that place. As
the Faud moved from her anchorage
and started to leave the harbor,.
the Greek war ship headed in such a.
direction as to intercept her and or
dered her to stop. No attention being
paid to this order the Greek vessel
fired two shots across the Fuad's bows.
and the transport, being unarmed, put
about and returned, to her moorings.
It is reported that the commander of
the British fleet protested against the
action of the Greeks and ordered the
vessels of that nation to make no fur
ther attacks upon the Turks.
Prince George Torus Back.
Canea, Crete, Feb. 13. Prince
George of Greece, who arrived here
on February 13 in command of the
Greek flotilla, after receiving visits
from the commanders of the foreign
war ships, returned to Milo.
It is reported that the Ueins of
Canea have requested the commanders
of the foreign war ships here to land
men from their vessels to occupy the
city. The intense excitement which
has prevailed here recently has not at
Reserves Called Oat.
Athens, Feb. 15. The army reserves
of 1S'J3 and lg!)4 have been called out
and ordered to hold themselves in
readiness to join their colors at 48
A number of detachments of infan
try, artillery and engineers have em
barked at Piraeus for Crete. Their
departure was attended with great en
A Graceo-Turklsh. War Imminent.
London, Feb. l.S.-The London paper.
Concur in the opinion that a Graceo
Turkish war is imminent. The Liber
als implore the government not to im
pede tbe action of Greece in any way
while the more moderate journals
nrge the powers to occupy Crete and
to decide the ultimate destiny of the
island when matters shall have be
come more quiet.
The Standard declares that the Pow
ers may pacify Crete since they have
decided to restrain Greece and Turkey.
Gladstone Favors Greece.
London, Feb. 15. Mr. Gladstone
yesterday telegraphed to the Daily
Chronicle the following message:
"I do not dare to stimulate Greece
when I cannot help her, but I shall
profoundly rejoice at her success. I
hope the Powers will recollect that
they have their own character to re
deem. CRITICAL SITUATION AT CRETE,
Though Sensibly Improved by Orders from
Atheua and Constantinople.
Isew York, Feb. 14. A special dis
patch to the Journal from London
The last 24 hours have sensibly
changed tbe European situation for
the better, and it is clear that unless
Greece intends to openly flout the
Powers there will be peace, at any rate
for the present.
The Greek torpedo boat flotilla, un
der Prince George, arrived at Canea
last night, but so did orders to the
commanders of the respective foreign
squadrons to hinder all naval action
by Greece in view of the fact that the
sultan had abandoned, also under
pressue, tiie idea of sending reinforce
ments to the island.
The situation is, of course, still
critical, as the merest accident mar
precipitate an explosion.
It is stated that the insurgents are
landing arms and munitions in the
most approved style of Cuban sympa
thizers. All the Powers are strength
ening their naval squadrons in Cretan
waters, but everything now depends.
in the first place, on whether Greece
is going to obey the Powers, and in
the next, on what the latter are going
to do if she declines. At present no
body knows, not even the Powers
The diplomats at Constantinople
have accepted Great Britain's proposal
for a joint naval occupation of Canea,
Betimo and Heraklion, the removal
from Cretan waters of the Greek fleet
and the forbiddance of the dispatch
to Crete of Turkish reinforcements,
and it is thought probable that the
orders of the French and Bussian ad
mirals are in accord with the pro
gramme. The refugees who sought shelter at
the Greek consulate have been tl:iced
under the protection of tbe British
consul. The Greek consul at Herak
lion embarked on one of the warships
after requesting the lintfsh consul to
protect the Greek subjects there.
GLASS WORKERS' STRIKE
McBeth Factory Elwaod,
Ended by Agreement.
Elwood, Ind., Feb. 15. The strike
of the glass workers at the McBeth.
factory ended Saturday night by the
men agreeing to return to work to
day and allow the court of appeals.
composed of two manufacturers and
two workers, which meets in this city
Wednesday, to settle the differences.
The difficulties which caused the walk
out have been pending for three years.
President Smith of the glass workers
i association has gone to Pittsburgh.