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CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MIFSDURL
Senator Pkttigbew, of South Da
kota, was on the floor of the senate,
on the 29th, nd was congratulated by
his colleagues on his speedy recovery
from his recent illness.
The first severe heat of the tour de
scended upon the Pan-American trav
elers at Cincinnati, on the 29th, but they
spent the time so pleasantly that its
rigors were scarcely ielt.
All tin plate works in the Indiana
gas belt, particularly those at Ander
son, Elwood, Atlanta, Gas City and
Montpelier, closed down, on the 1st, in
all the departments governed by the
Til Golden Cross gold mines, in the
eastern part of San Diego county, Cali
fornia, have been sold to a syndicate of
California, Nevada and Arizona capi
talists, Isaac Trumbo being at their
head. The purchase price was 1.500,
000. Fob the first time in history a gen
eral census has been taken of the pop
ulation of the Russian empire, which is
shown to numberl29,211, 113. In 45 years
the population has doubled, and during
the last 12 years it has increased 20 per
Dos Fbanxisco Siltela, the leader
of the dissident conservatives in Mad
rid, hail published a manifesto demand
ing the adoption by the Spanish gov
ernment of an energetic attitude to
ward the United States in regard to
There were six deaths and a num
ber of prostrations from heat in Chi
cago on the 29th. Five persons seeking
relief from the heat went swimming,
and the excessive temperature of their
bodies induced cramps, and all were
The secretary of state has written a
letter to the governor of California ask
ing him to cause an investigation of
the circumstances under which two
Japanese subjects were driven away
from the new town of Johannisburg in
' The steamship Empress of China ar
rived at Vancouver. 15. C, on the 1st,
from the orient. Among the passen
gers was Judge Mowat, of Shanghai,
who presided at the trial of Mrs. Carew
and who is now en route to England on
a holiday trip.
M. Okasa, traffic manager of the
Japanese government railway, has
been sent to America by his govern
ment to study the involved problem of
freight and passenger traffic in all its
branches, and he will spend some
months in acquiring information on
Twexty thousand soldiers have been
taken to Spanish hospitals in Cuba,
Buffering from yellow fever or dysen
tery. The medical staff, on which there
are 50 vacancies, is almost hors du com
bat. It is thought likely that the nnm-
ber of sick this summer will be double
that of last summer.
The work of consolidating small out
lying post offices with a large adjacent
one, making a single postal district
with modern facilities, will be pushed
vigorously by this administration. The
opposition to the scheme comes, it is
said, from those who have wrong or in
terested ideas on the subject.
Sckbadeb, the divine healer, arrived
in Lincoln, Neb., on the 28th, and an
nounced that that city would be his
home for an indefinite period. He de
clared that Lincoln was destined to
become remarkable, and that he would
heal the ailments of 10,000 people be
fore he left, if he ever did leave.
The trustees of the University of Il
linois have adopted a resolution pro
Tiding that, beginning with the full
term in 1898, women shall be admitted
to the college of medicine on the same
term as men. This is a marked inno
vation in the college heretofore known
as the Chicago College of Physicians
Information has reached the treas
ury department that large numbers of
Chinese admitted into this country as
participants in the Tennessee exposi
tion are leaving Nashville clandes
tinely for San Francisco, Sacramento,
St. Louis, New York and other cities,
thus evading the spirit and letter of
the law authorizing their admission.
At a special meeting of the San
Francisco chamber of commerce, on
the 30th, the question of the advisa
bility of annexing Hawaii to the
United States was considered, and a
lengthy memorial was drawn up for
presentation to both houses of con
gress, urging prompt affirmative ac
tion upon the broad ground of na
tional policy, prestige and commercial
The most magnificent display of
naval strength ever witnessed occurred
of Spithead, on the 26th, the occasion
being the grand naval review held in
honor of the completion of the six
tieth year of the reign of Queen Vic
toria. The prince of Wales inspected
about thirty miles of British warships,
besides a fleet of foreign warships rep
resenting every maritime nation of the
The marriage of Miss Constance
Mackenzie, a white woman and daugh
ter of Dr. R. S. Shelton Mackenzie,
who, until her recent resignation, was
director of the Porter school kinder
garten in Philadelphia, to John S.
Irarham, who enjoys the distinction of
being one of the first colored men
svho graduated from the University of
Pennsylvania, took place, on the 1st,
f.t the bride's residence in West Philadelphia.
JULY J 897.
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THE NEWS Iff BEET.
In the senate, on the 28th, the resolution
authorizing the president to invite foreign gov
ernments to participate in the trans-Mississippi
exposition at Omaha was agreed to. The
tariff bill was then taken up and rapid progress
was made, a number of schedules being
adopted In the house-July 10 was set apart
as a day for paying tribute to the meziory of
the late W. J. Holman, of Indiana, subject to
the action of the committee on rules, and the
bouse adjourned to the 1st.
In the senate, on the 29th, the tedium of the
tariff discussion was enlivened by an amusing
colloquy between Senators Tillman (S. C.) and
Chandler (N. H-), the former, while speaking
upon the depressed condition of labor, being
led by the latter, with mock gravity. Into a
bitter personal attack upon Mr. Cleveland's ad
ministration, Mr. Chandler protesting mean
while against the vehement assaults. During
the day the senate disposed of the lead ore
paragraphs, the committee rate of 1 cents per
pound on lead ore being agreed to 30 to 33.
Other paragraphs considered were compara
tively of minor importance ""The house was
not in session.
In the senate, on the 30th, after some pre
liminary matters had been disposed of, the
tariff bill was taken up, and the detached para
graphs previously passed over were proceeded
with, much progress being made. It was voted
to retain the house proviso to paragraph SUA,
relating to sugar, providing for reciprocity with
Hawaii The house was not in session.
In the senate, on the 1st, the tariff bill was
promptly taken up. Mr. Teller (Col.) made in
quiries as to the report that an anti-trust
amendment was to be brought in, and this
led to some discussion of the question whether
such legislation ih practicable as a
rider to the tariff bill.. ..In the house Mr. Set
tle (dem. Ky.), renewed the attack on the power
of the house to adjourn for three days at a
time, and arraigned the republicans for not
acting on the bankruptcy and Cuban questions.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Col. F. B. Musset, the well-known
Washington correspondent, died in
Middlebury, Vt, on the night of the
27th, of Bright's disease. He was 51
years of age and had been ill for some
A frf.sii attempt on the part of the
sultan to secure Germany's support of
the retention of Thessaly has met with
refusal and the advice to conform to
Europe's wishes on the subject.
Ex-Queen Lhjcokaxaki of the Ha
waiian islands spent some time in the
private gallery of the senate, on the
29th, accompanied by three members
of her suite.
At Aspen, Col., at a depth of 1,000
feet, a body of metallic ore that runs
24,000 ounces of silver to the ton has
been struck in the Mollie Gibson mine.
It is believed that the lost ore chute
has been recovered.
Nine children were killed and many
others injured by the collapse of a
church wall at Solano, in the province
of Ciudad Eeal, Spain, on the 28th.
Mrs. Alexander Campbell, widow
of the founder of the Christian (Camp
bellite Baptist) church, died at Beth
any, W. Va., on the 28th. aged 85 years.
W. F. Herbert was relieved of the
receivership of the Carolina, Cumber
land Gap & Chicago railway by Judge
C. II. Simonton, sitting in the United
States circuit court at Charleston, 8.
C, on the 29th. This action is taken
without prejudice to any of the claim
ants against the road now before the
Chairman Midglet of the Western
Freight association, accompanied by a
number of traffic officials of the west
ern roads, left Chicago, on the 29th,
for New York to attend a conference
of the Joint Traffic association with the
lake lines to be held there with the
view of cutting down lake line differ
entials. Wevler expects to fight a great
pitched battle upon the plains of
Camaguey when he meets Gen. Garcia,
the result of which may be the turning
point in the war. Should Weyler's
legions meet with defeat Spain will be
ready to listen to Mr. McKinley's offers
of friendly intervention.
William F. IIokv, "Old Hoss," died
at the home of his mother-in-law in
New York city on the 29th.
A Vandalia. train forming a portion
of the Christian Endeavor excursion to
San Francisco collided with another
train just west of Vandalia III,, at one
o'clock on the morninir of the 30th.
Baggagemaster W. P. Coon and Mail
Clerk R. T. Sporeman were killed and
two other trainmen injured.
Two crowded excursion trains loaded
with Christian Endeavorers had a rear
end collision on the Northwestern road
near West Chicago, 111., on the nightof
the 29th. At least 15 persons were
more or less injured.
Under the title, "A Belated Reward,"
the London Daily Mail announces that
I. Townsend Burden has just paid $3,
000 as part of his promised reward of
10,000 for the capture of the men who
robbed his house in New York last
It transpires that the missing steam
er Aden, from Yokohama for London,
was wrecked off the eastern extremity
of Africa, and 78 of her passengers and
crew are missing. The steamer Mayo
picked up 45 survivors.
Robert J. Powlet was electrocuted
at Auburn (N. Y.) prison on the 29th.
The crime for which Powlcy was exe
cuted was the murder of his wife, com
mitted on March 8, at Niagara Falls,
Joan Russell Young, is to be appoint
ed librarian of congress. It is probable
that the nomination will soon be sent
to the senate. Under the law reorgan
izing the library enacted by the last
congress, the vacancy occurred July L
Tax steamship St. Louis, on her last
voyage from New York to Southamp
ton, lowered the eastern record, held
by the Fnerst Bismarck, by more than
an honr and a half.
As a result of the recent experimen
tal shipment of American butter to
England, under the patronage of the
agricultural department, an order has
just been placed by a London firm of
merchants for the entire daily product
(800 pounds) of the Iowa agricultural
The posse in pursuit of the Belle
Fourche (S. D.) bank robbers succeeded
in surrounding them on the Three V.
ranch, 15 miles west from Belle
Fourche, on the 29th, and after ex
changing many shots, the bandits sur
rendered. Col. Tom Ochiltbee, of Texas, who
became a national character a few
years ago, has been dangerously ill at
Chamberlin's hotel, Washington, for
three months. The serious nature of
his illness has just become known out
side of his immediate circle of friends.
The business men and citizens of
Lovilia, la., have organized a club and
will make weekly attempts to exter
minate the enormous number of rats in
that neighborhood. One day a week
will be set aside for the work and SsOO
members of the club will participate.
James Arnold, a mining man of
Butte, Mont., reported to the Chicago
police, on the 30th, that he had been
victimized out of 50,90c by Charles Dun
and Win. Me teal f, who, the police say,
are noted gamblers and ex-convicts.
The money was secure il by means of a
The second trial of Alderman Dick
inson, of Minneapolis, Minn., on the
charge of receiving a bribe in connec
tion with the city printing contract,
resulted, on the 30th in a disagree
ment of the jury, whieli stood ten to
two for acquittal.
John Capkox, a wealthy resident of
San Francisco, committed suicide by
shooting while temporarily insane from
physical suffering, lie leaves an es
tate valued at $150,000. He was 76
Lightning struck the house of J.
Bandin, at Stan wood, Mich., on the
30th, burning it to the ground, to
gether with a child of ten years, and
another four years old.
The house of George Copeland, at
Cadillac, Mich., was struck by light
ning, on the 30th, and his wife and sis
ter and the latter's little child were
The treasury statement, issued on
the 30th, showed: Available cash bal
ance, 8237,452,109; gold reserve, 8140,
754,114. Alvi.v Dillaway. son of President C
O. Dillaway, of the Meclranics' national
bank of Boston, committed suicide on
the 30th. In competitive examination
young Dillaway secured an appoint
ment to West Point, but was expelled
for a breach of rules before his course
The remains of Wm. F. Hoey, the
actor and playwright, were conveyed
to their last resting place in Woodlawn
cemetery. New York city, on the 1st.
None but members of the family fol
lowed the body to the grave. The
floral tributes almost covered the casket
The president has approved the bill
providing for the admission of foreign
labor to be employed upon the Omaha
exposition, to be held next year.
The Cleveland, Rolling Mill Co. and
the Britton iron and steel works at
Cleveland, O., shut down, on the 1st,
having failad to sign the amalgamated
scale About 5,000 men are affected.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Is the senate, on the 2d, the questions
of reciprocity and retaliation occupied
most of the session, considerable feel
ing being at times manifested. Both
provisions were finally agreed to. As
an incident of the day, Mr. Wellington
(Md.), risin g to a question of personal
privilege, vehemently upheld his sen
atorial prerogatives in the matter of
federal appointments. . . . .The house
was not in session.
The presidenthas appointed W.Ryan
and Thomas A. Davis, of Idaho, and
George A. Black, of Washington, as
members of the board to mark land
grants along the Northern Pacific rail
way in the Cceur d'Alene district of
Idaho, and Ross Griffin, of Missouri, as
special agent to make allotments of
lands to Indians.
A. D. Young, the alleged ticket
swindler, was discharged in the police
court at Omaha, Neb., on the 2d., on
motion of the defense. Judge Gordon
held that Young's offer to make resti
tution to Philibin exonerated him from
any criminal intent.
Residents in the neighborhood of
the supposed volcanic eruption near
Bainbridge, O., have concluded that
the disturbance is caused by the fall
ing in of a cavernous formation in the
locality. They are still apprehensive
Usited States Consul-general Lee
reports to the state department by
cable from Havana, on the 2d, that the
Spanish authorities have released Au
gustin C. Betancourt, an American
citizen, on condition that he leave Cuba
Failures throughout the United
States, as reported by R. G. Dun & Co.,
for the week ended the '.'1st, were
241, against 257 for the corresponding
week last year. For Canada the fail
ures were 30, against 23 last year.
Arthur Clayton Hook, for 30 years
connected with the Union Nut and
Bolt Co., of Chicago, as manager and
general agent, committed suicide, on
the 2d, by shooting. He had been ill
two months and was despondent.
The Bell Telephone Co. of Missouri,
with offices at St. Louis, filed with the
secretary of state at Jefferson City, on
the 2d, a certificate of increase of cap
ital stock from $400,000 to 82,000,000.
The advance guard of the Christian
Endeavor movement reached Salt Lake
City, Utah, on the 2d, over the Rio
Grande Western, filling 34 coaches.
The cabinet meeting was devoted,
on the 2d. to the pending appointments.
Neither the Cuban or any other impor
tant question came up in any form.
Missouri state news.
Marking Missouri Ballot.
When the supreme court handed dowm
a decision in the case of Hope vs.
Flentge, from Cape Girardeau county,
it was a decision of great interest.
The vital point in the ease was upon the
marking of certain votes. In his opinion Judge
Qantt says: "The law says he shall cross out
the groups he does not wish to vote, and direct
how he shall do it To hold such language mere
ly directory would frustrate the essential prin
ciple of the law. Contemporaneous construction
has been that the Judges reject all ballots on
which two groups remain unscratched. and
such, in our opinion, is the evident meaning of
the law. The force of this contention is sought
to be broken, however, by the fact that the In
dependent group in this case contained only
one name. We hold that a group la
this state consists as well as of one
name, under a distinct caption, as it
would if there had been a name for each office
on the ballot, and if we would reject the latter
we must the former, we hold that ballots,
upon which the independent and republican
groups remained uncrossed, erased, were
properly rejected by the circuit court.
As already said, the statute is pet
euiptory, ana the entire ballot is
rendered illegal and void when the plain, posi
tive requirements of the law are disregarded by
the others, as it was in the case of these 48 bal
lots, and Its illegality is not confined to the
office of collector, as contended for contestea."
Judges Brace, Sherwood and Burgess concur
with Judge Gantt, and Chief-Justice Barclay
iuea a aissenting opinion, which is concurred it
by Judge Macf arlaae and Robinson.
Has Trouble In HI. Old An.
Judge Charles Ford, a- respected citi-
zen oi iuetz township, Vernon county,
is charged with bigamy, and an appli
cation made for his arrest.
Some three years ago the judge married the
Widow Meek, in vi n ir itr, ri,MMl tn i in
r, - ...... vw j-mv nv.n
land as an inducement to marry him. They
uvea togemer Dut a short time, when he
brOUght SUit tA rPfBlll t.h HaaH plnimln h-
gave her by mistake 40 acres too much
ouu. om men Drougnt suit for divorce,
bUt the Suit M rikmiMMl Tn h
trials Judge Ford testified that his wife
nis doois at night while ha
slept, and in other ways made his life a burden.
She swore that he was in the habit of taking a
butcher knife to bed with him.
Recently the iudmt
diVOrpa in the RulM i,4n-iiit v u
' .........V WM. v, wuu tun
other day he returned from Cfcr-
ijrj cuumy, nentucKy, with a
new wife. a lnlv nf nhnnf n ra, , I. v.-
meantime the St Joseph wife applied to the
judge of the Bates circuit court to have the
decree set aside, and the decree was set aside.
Application for the old gentleman's arrest for
uiesaiu; miner complicated anairs. Tne judge
Is about 75 years f age, and his St Joseph wile
is only about Si.
To Teach Horticulture.
The state university summer &hnol
has completed preparations for a course
u narucuiiure xor teacners only.
The course will heirfn Jnlir 19 .nil An.
gust 21, and the experiment, if successful, may
lead to She introduction of horticulture, agri
culture and handicraft In all th. Imnn.),.!
schools in Missouri, and will be watched with
uiusrcsb oy mi educators or the state.
Handicraft in the common schools has been
tried in many places in Europe, notably in
Sweden, and agriculture has been tried on a
large scale, and with fair success, in the
schools of Canada and in Europe.
The MiirenilH nnlroveff v hoc- .nla.ilM UHI
ment for teaching horticulture. Within a short
uisukurc ui uie university is a large Horti
cultural farm, with abundant apparatus for the
experiments. Unlike other summer schools
this is not dependent upon fees, but is support
ed by the university. The instruction is gives
free of charge.
Treasurer Pitta' Statement.
State Treasurer F. L. Pitts has filed
with Gov. Stephens his statement oi
the treasuary for June. It shows the
Balance May 31 ll.15S.M9 4t
Receipts for May. 140.249 W
Disbursements, May 2U1.7K1 4
Balunce June 1 l,4U7.u TS
Earnings of Missouri penitentiary. . 16.3HH 01
Treasurer Pitts also filed his quarter
ly statement of the transactions of the
treasury for the quarter ending June
30, as follows:
Balance, March 31 Jl.TlK.flSO 1(
Receipts for quarter 67A.HI6 li
Disbursements for Quarter U7( Ml
Balance June 30 1,407.314 li
Earning of penitentiary for the
quarter 47.997 K
Secretary of State's Statement.
Secretary of state Lesueur fives out
the following statement of fees col
lected by him during June and paid
into the state treasury:
Notarial fees br
Miscellaneous lees KH
Domestic corporation tax 4 kk
Foreign corporation tax isi
Endowment tax on corporations 1.0i
Recording railroad contracts. IflC
Bank examinations 1,04
Land department fees i
Total amount JH.lil
Has Not Slept for Twenty-Five Tears.
John C. Stutte, 8223 Virginia avenue.
St. Louis, aged 70, claims that he has
not slept for 2.i years.
In 1872, he says, he took 52 grains of quinine
and since that time a saw mill has been running
in his ears, making sleep impossible. He ii
a strong, healthy-looking man for his years
and the only repose he takes is to close hlseyej
and remain quiet as long as possible. He can
be seen almost any moonlight night walking
over the hills of Carondelet, passing away tha
hours that others devote to sleep and rest
A Few Wonts Abont Taxation.
The taxable wealth of St. Louis this
year will aggregate probably 8350,000,-
090, quite an increase over last year.
St Louis pays more than one-third of the
taxes of the state, and this year may pay three
fifths. St Louis and Kansas City pay mort
than half the taxes of the state. To make th
assessment in St Louis 10 district assessort
and 40 clerks are employed, while in the
rest of the state probably 500 people are em
ployed to make the assessment
A Church Saved By Rain.
Prairie Chapel church, of the Cum
berland Presbyterian denomination,
two miles north of Dresden, Pettii
county, was struck by lightning, seV
ting the building on fire. The win
lows were up, and the rain blew in,
extinguishing the blaze.
CoL Jones Is Out.
CoL Charles Jones has departed from
the St. Louis Post-DLspatcli, his inter
est being purchased by Joe Pulitzer.
The policy of the paper will doubt lesi
One of Them Was Killed.
Forrest and Sheley Reynolds, boys.
were out hunting near Guthrie, Calla
way county, when the gun was dis
charged and Forrest was killed.
. On River Flooded.
Incessant rains throughoitt the Osage
valley have brought the river up to the
danger line. A considerable acreage
of corn has been washed out.
Womaa Killed By Lightning.
The house of "Doc" Popejoy, near
Camden, was struck by lightning dap
ing a heavy rain and thunder storm,
killing Mrs. ropejoy.
A HAKR0WING ST0EY.
Afloat In a Steamer with Yellow
Dligubted aa Tropical Dysentery The Fe
ver Spreads and Resolta la Two or Three
Funerals Dally Tha Band Flajas
While Death Does Ita Work.
New Yobk, July 3. Passengers who
arrived here last night on the steam-
snip Allianca tell a harrowing story of
their experience aboard the Pacific
mail steamer City of Para, which left
fanama for San Francisco May 83 last.
It seems that two days after leaving
the isthmus yellow fever broke out
among the crew and passengers on the
Pacific liner, which caused a panic
on board and resulted in the
death of the commander of the
vessel, Cap t. Martensen. Three-fourths
of the passengers, it is said, were at
tacked by the disease, and at least a
dozen of them found watery graves,
When the vessel finally reached San
Francisco the facts of the terrible voy
age were suppressed, and the sickness
and deaths were attributed to tropical
dysentery. But the passengers who
came here last night say that the
symptoms were plainly those of yellow
The disease was raging on the isth
mus, but when the passengers went on
board the City of Para they were all
told by the officers that they need have
no fear. There was no effort at fumiga
tion, and when Mrs. Capt. Mitchell,
the wife of an Englishman command
ing one of the vessels of the Chilian
line, appeared on the City of Para
heavily veiled there was no uneasiness.
Three days out she died from the so
called "tropical dysentery," she was
buried at sea, and the next to be taken
down was Capt. Martensen.
Before he died the fever had spread
all over the ship. In first cabin and
steerage alike the yellow death dealer
went, and how many were prostrated
will probably never be known. The
officers suppressed every scrap of news
they could and Dr. Renz insisted on
his original diagnosis.
At Punta Arenas, the Echeveria fam
ily, one of the richest in Costa Rica,
took passage on the City of Para, not
knowing that Yellow Jack was raging
on board. The vessel proceeded on its
voyage up the coast There were two
or three funerals a day and those who
were not affected were panic stricken.
After much pleading a number of
passengers were put ashore at Corinta
and San Jose de Guatamala. It is
alleged that the officers of the vessel
supplied the passengers with spoiled
meat, ana tnis is believed to nave
added to the yellow fever spread.
At San Salvador a band oame aboard,
and while the passengers were sick
and dying the musicians gave nve-nonr
IN HONOR OF LOGAN.
Grand Military Display at tha Unveiling
of tha Monument.
Chicago, July 3. At the request of
Senators Cullom and Mason, Secretary
Alger has decided to send 2,000 regular
troops to Chicago to take part, on July
22, in the ceremonies at the unveiling
of the Logan monument. The senators
represented to the secretary of war the
national character of this event, and
Gen. Alger, being a great admirer oi
Gen. Logan, suggested to the president
that the unveiling of this monument
should be recognized as an event of na
tional importance. The president
agreed with the secretary of war and
the Illinois senator. Secretary Alger
has issued an order for two full regi
ments of infantry one battalion of
light artillery and two companies of
cavalry to report for duty at Chicago
on July 22. The troops will be drawn
from Forts Sheridan, Wayne and
Brady, and Jefferson Barracks. So
many United States troops have not
been detailed for such an event in many
years, with the exception of the dedica
tion of Gen. Grant's tomb in New York
last April. With 2,000 federal troops,
the state militia and military compa
nies from adjoining states, there prom
ises to be a great military display at
the unveiling of the monument.
The president and his cabinet will
also be here if it is possible for them to
WELCOMED "TO-ST. LOUIS.
Tha Fan American Delegates at the "Fa
St. Lons, July 3. St Louis held out
the glad hand of welcome Friday
morning to her honored guests from
the South and Central American states.
An hour before the time for the ar
rival of the special train, Messrs, L. D.
Kingsland, James A. Reardon, Henry
Stanley, Louis Fusz, Goodman King,
W. II. Gregg, Jr., with Manager Ar
buckles and a large delegation of the
Spanish club, were standing in the
midway of the Union s tation, gaily be
decked with badges and with all de
tails of the day's programme perfected.
At 9:30 o'clock the long train pulled in.
The reception committee, headed by
James A. Keardon, passed through the
gates, and then, after greetings, the
distinguished visitors were led through
the Terminal hotel, into the grand hall
on the second floor.
Here ex-Gov. Standard greeted the
guests "in the name of the commercial
interests of St. Louis," and outlined
the day's programme. The guests then
entered the carriages in waiting and
started for the Southern hotel.
They are being shown the points of
interest abont the city.
STEPHEN G. WENTWORTH.
rounder of Wentworth Military Academy
Dead at Lexington, Mo.
Lexixgtos.Mo., July 3. Mr. Stephen
G. Wentworth, one of Lexington's
pioneer and most-prominent citizens,
died Thursday after a long illness. He
was born in Williams town, Mass., Oc
tober 10, 181L He leaves a widow and
two children, James Wentworth and
lira, Richard Field. He has always
been a public-spirited citizen, and was
the found r of the Wentworth military
academy, "a worthy monument to him
DUN'S COMMERCIAL REVIvT-
aildaunamer Vacations aad the Closing ot
Works Cauao mm Apparent FuUlns; 0
la tkf VoIubm of Bualawaa DoaoWhJet.
la Mot Beat Tha Outlook la Eve? Way.
Better and Brighter.
New Yore. July 3. G. R. Dun Jt
Co.'s weekly review of trade says:
Midsummer vacations have com
menced in many works with the de
crease of orders usual at this season,.
This customary vacation is called a
strike where agreements regarding
wages for the coming year have not
been reached, and the extensive strike
of amalgamated iron workers, an
nounced July L is of this nature; but.
the strike of coal miners in Illinois
and other central western states is
not, and may prove costly.
In some iron and cotton works wages,
have been reduced owing to low prices,
one cotton mill in Virginia closing be
cause reduction was not accepted.
With a better demand the employers'
will seek agreement, and in its ab
sence the workers before long, so that
the situation is distinctly of a mid
summer character. Large hopes are
built on prospective demand after the
tariff bill has passed, but the pressure
in the market of large importing stocks
may defer it. The general belief is.
that removal of uncertainty will, in
any case, increase business.
Since much of the future depends on
crops, the brightening prospects are of
the highest importance. Estimates by
persons usually most pessimistic now
far exceed any made a month ago, one
promising 559,000,000 bushels of wheat,
with lower conditions bnt largely in
creased acreage of corn.
Cotton prospects are brighter as the
crop appears to be early rather than,
late in regions which were not flooded.
The movement of wheat is small,
western receipts for the week 1,630,779
bushels against 3,041,719 last year and
Atlantic exports 2,061,713, flour in
cluded, against 1,163,173 last year, but.
a strong effort to lift prices failed and
the close is 1 cents lower for the week
with corn half a cent lower. Cotton
rose an eighth with small sales.
The iron and steel industry halts at.
midsummer, although the demand for
finished products still increases, and
disappointment is due only to the fact
that the increase is not yet enough to
keep all mills at work, and thus to
bring better prices, which now average,
slightly lower than ever before, though
not one per cent, lower than those of
The export trade is increasing and a
large order for India has just been
taken at a price said to be $5 below
Coke production is increasing again.
as more iron furnaces are going into
blast, and an addition of 35 cents has
been ordered in anthracite coal.
Tin is higher at $U.01 with large
consumption and copper at 10J for
lake with heavy exports, while lead
has advanced to 3.6 cents. American,
makers are selling tin plate largely at
13.20 for full weight, against S3.80 for
Textile manufacturers are waiting.
and cotton mills curtailing production
with large stocks on hand, and prices,
tcarcely changed, while woolen mill a
are gradually increasing work with
better orders, and prices incline to ad
vance a shade. Enormous bnying of
wool, 356,000,000 pounds this year,
against 103,000,000 last year, reflects
specnlation mainly, and some large
lots have been sold three to five times
Prices are somewhat stronger at sea
board markets, and so high in the in
terior that dealings in domestic are re
stricted, for two months 21.000,000
pounds, against 55,000,000 pounds for
eign. Failures for the week have been 241
in the United states, against 257 last
year, and 30 in Canada, against 33 last,
AN IMPORTANT ARRANGEMENT.
Tha United States and Mexico to Exchange-
Weather Bureau K porta.
Washington, July 2. An important
arrangement has been completed be
tween the United States and Mexico
for an exchange of weather bureau re
ports. The United States is interested
in securing information of storms that,
come into this country through Mex
ico, and Mexico wants to know about
low temperatures working 'toward
them. An effort will now be made
to secure some arrangement by which
information of storms in the west
Indies can be secured. The bureau
now has reports at irregular times from,
the West Indies, where there are nine
meteorological stations. But it is de
sired to have a daily telegraphic report
such as is received in this country.
ine west inaia service would cost
about $10,000 per annum. The
Mexican .service is secured with a cost
of not over $500 and possibly not more
than S300 per annum.
The Mexican system will reach sta
tions over the whole region of the
country covered by the Mexican tele
graphic service, with at least one sta
tion in Lower California, six on the-
Mexican gulf coast and possibly six on
the Pacific coast. These reports will be
delivered by Mexico free to this country
in exchange for which the United States -service
will twice a day deliver to Mex
ico the reports received from stations
in the southern half of California,
Arizona, New' Mexico and the gulf'
states. The arrangement with Mexico
is similar to that now in operation be-
ween Canada and the United States,.
THE RABBLE FAILED.
Tot Steaa Safely Coaveyed to tha Fealteato-
Uary at Eddyville.
ClSCUOTaTI. Julv S. A TittmjC..
special from Glagow, Ky., says that.
Tol Stone, the convicted negro, waa.
aafelv escorted to tho train Qra
o'clock by the troops with glistening.
mjuueva, uu waa laten co tne peni .
tentisrv at Eddvville. A ti,nn..nj
men gathered in a hall yesterday af-
teruuuu, uu uibierry Denounced the
judge and sheriff for having brought .
the state guards here and deprived tha ma
of a lynching bee. - -