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Senator IIoar, on the 14th, intro
duced a bill for the suppression of gam
bling in the territories of the United
States. The bill is broad in its inten
tions, and provides heavy penalties.
The British government has invited
bids for four first-class armored cruis
ers of 21,000 horse-power and slightly
Jess ton nape than the Powerful, which
vessel is of 14,200 tons displacement,
A MKMHEK of the reorganization com
mittee of the Union Pacific road in New
York city, on the 10th, said that com
pany had made no formal offer for the
Kansas Pacific property, except the
A dispatch from Washington. on the
15th, said: "Naval officers look for
ward with certainty to a brush at sea
if not a prolonged war with Spain.
Many memliers of congress are of the
Failures throughout the country, as
reported by Dun & Co. for the week
ended on the 11th, were 21(3, against
2!7 for the corresponding week last
year. For Canada the failures Were
43, against CI last year.
A cable message from Montevideo
says that Chili offers to recognize the
government of Senor Cuestas in Uru
guay in exchange for the favorable at
titude of Uruguay toward Chili in ca-e
of war with Argentina.
Xl'MERors meetings were held in the
provinces of France, on the 13th. in
connection with the Dreyfus agitation.
In some cases resolutions against the
government were adopted, but there
were no serious disorders.
The senate committee on appropria
tions completed consideration of the
fortifications appropriation bill on the
llth. The committee recommended in
creases which doubled the figures of the
bill as it passed the house.
Secretary Wilson of the agricul
tural department returned to Wash
ington city, on the 13th, from a week's
visit to Florida, where he went at the
suggestion of the president to btudy
the productions of that country.
The result of investigations into the
food habits of families in the con
gested districts of New York city in
lS'.i3and . have been made public
by the agricultural department in a re
wrt entitled "Dietary Studies in .New
Henry Gladstone, on the 13th. said
his father and the whole family would
start, about the l'.ith. for a south-of-England
watering place. Mr. Glad
stone's physician thinks his patient
has attained the utmost benefit from
his stay on the Riviera.
Rev. James II. W. Harris, a fully
ordained minister of the Protestant
Episcopal church, is going on the vau
deville stage. Mr. Harris is 3S years
old, and up to a short time ago was
pastor of the Church of the Holy lie
ieeoner in Oakland, Cal.
Two Brooklyn physicians have dis
covered a new anti-toxin with which
they believe they can easily check the
progress of pneumonia and other bac
terial diseases. The doctors have not
perfected their method as yet, and will
not give full particulars.
The weekly statement of the asso
ciated banks of New York city, issued
on the 11th, showed the following
changes: Surplus reserve, decrease,
E'-.344.o7f; loans, increase, SCi.'.iTii.ti.tO;
specie, increase. S-C't.-liM); legal tenders,
decrease, 82.010,000; deposits, increase,
&t.S.'ti,30U; circulation, decrease, 177,
700. TllE First Christian Science church
in Detroit. Mich., was dedicated on the
13th. The building, which had been
purchased, repaired and re-decorated
without leaving any debt remaining,
was formerly the Emmanuel Episcopal
..Imr.-li :iml the treasurv of the new or-
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41 111 A.l LIOll mill lUUllllll.,Vl..r"J. .'itt
Christian Scientists from various cities
As tub representative, of Snain.
Senor Don Juan Duliosc called at the j
State department, on the 11th. ami pre
sented in writing the notification of
the Spanish government that the resig
nation of Senor r.nrniue iiupuy lie ,
Lome had been accepted, and that Senor 1
D.iIm.sc was authorized to represent his !
government as charge d'affaires ad in
terim. Fifteen' steamships were at Phila
delphia, on the 14th. loading, or wait
ing their turn to load, the grain that
was going to that city in great quanti
ties. Their aggregate carrying ca
pacity amounted to over 3.0;M.0)J bush
els, and all the grain elevators at Port
Richmond, Washington avenue and
Girard Point were kept busy in meet
ing the heavy demands upon them.
A special from Madrid, on the 15th.
said the populace of that city was
greatly enraged owing to the belief
that the Spanish cabinet had apolo
gized to the United States. The dis
patch concluded: "The people prefer
war to an apology, thinking that
Spain will suffer the least thereby,
as war would be decidedly disastrous
to the large commerce of the Un:.ted
At 9:43 o'clock on the night of the
13th a terrible explosion took place on
board the United States battleship
Maine in Havana harbor. Over 100 of
the crew were killed outright and many
were injured, while the vessel was
probably totally destroj-ed, fire com
pleting what the explosion had spared.
Jio such disaster has happened to the
American navy since the loss of vessels
and men in the hurricane at Aoia,
batnoa several years ago.
THE HEWS IN BRIEF.
In the senate, on the 10th. almost the entire
session was devoted to consideration of the
Indian appropriation bill. The reading of the
bill was completed and all of the committee
amendments were adopted. Subsequently. sev
eral amendments offered on the floor were
also adopted In the house the day was frit
tered away in fllibusterini? airainst a couple of
unimportant bills, lioll call followed roll call,
and partisan feeling ran hisrh. I'inally.a call of
the bouse disclosing the want of a quorum, ad
journment was taken until the 14th.
Is the senate, on the llth.consideration of the
Indian appropriation bill was resumed, which,
after amendment in some particulars, was
passed. The most iinportraent amendment to
the bill was that offered by Mr. Feltiirrew
S. D.) restoring the free homestead law so far
as it relates to Indian lands ceded to the
United States, and for which settlers have been
obliced to pay the purchase price received by
the Indians. The bill carries an appopriation
aKirrenatina lB.ouo,oou, The senate adjourned
until the 14th. The house was not in session-Is
the senate, on the 14th, the amendment of
M. Allen NI. I to the diplomatic and consular
appropriation bill recognizing the belligerency
of the Cuban insurgents was reported adverse
ly. Mr. Morgan's resolution calling upon the
president for reports of United States consuls
in Cuba and for information as to whether any
a:cnt of the autonomous government in Cuba
had been accredited to this irovernment and
recognized by it. was adopted without dissent-
In the house a resolution of inquiry, pre
viously reported by the foreign affairs commit
tee.is lo the concentrates in Cuba, was adopted
without division. Much of the session was de
voted to District of Columbia business.
I:: the senate, on the 1Mb. the resolution
(ailing on the a uorney -general for the reasons
which induced him to abandon his plan of re
deem inir the tirst mortiraire Intnds of the Kan
sas Pacific branch of the Union Iaeinc. and
hating the road ope at-d by a receiver, pre
cipitated a lively discussion of the Ha iiic rail
road question, which occupied much of ttie scs
stoa. The resolution was hrially passed in an
amended form In the house the day was
devoted to consideration of bills and joint res
olutions, under call of committees. 16 of
which were passed. March 1. 2 and :t was set
apart for discussion of the Loud bill relating to
second-class mail matter.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Mr. Geokoe R. Hool'ElE. well known
as a large stockholder in the Standard
Oil Co., died at his beautiful home,
"Elmwood," near L'nionville. O.. on
the 13th, after an illness of over a
vear. Mr. Hooper, who was tiO years
of age. was noted for his liberality.
At a special session of the United
States court at Pittsburgh. Pa., on the
11th. Judge l.utliiigton decided that
Chris von der Ahe. the baseball mag
nate, must remain in charge of Detect
ive Jiendcl. who abducted liira from
St. Louis. Von der Ahe said he would
take an appeal.
Orders were received at department
headquarters at Vancouver barracks.
Portland. Ore., on the ltth, to send four
companies of United States troops to road, on the 13th, by a special news
Dyea and Skaguay as soon as possible. I paper train.
This order is issued on account of j On the 13th a member of the Spanish
threatened lawlessness at the two j cabinet said, in relation to the De
points mentioned. Cos. A, B. G ami H j Lome letter: "The ministers feel more
of the Fourteenth infantry, under com
mand of Col. T. M. Anderson, will sail
as soon as transportation can be fur
nished. A dispatch from Washington, on the
morning of the loth, stated that the
Spanish government had recalled Min
ister De Lome and would formally dis
avow the sentiments contained in the
Canalejas letter. Senor De Lome will
not present his recall in person.
Paul Kruoer has been re-elected
president of the South African repul
lic. The total numlicr of votes cast was
19.423. President Kruger received 13.
7G4; Schalkburger, 3,710, and Joubert,
Minister De Lome's resignation was
promptly accepted, on the loth, by the
Senor Jl'AN L. Cikstas, the presi
dent of Uruguay ad interim, has exe
cuted his threatened coup d'etat and,
on the 10th, issued a decree dissolving
The decree accepting Senor Dupuy
De June's resignation as minister of
Spain to the United States was signed
in Madrid, on the 11th, and gazetted
on the 12th.
Ox the 11th the associated banks of
New York city held S3J.437.o30 in ex
cess of the 23-ier-ccnt. rule.
A PRIVATE cablegram from San Jose
de Guatemala, received in New York
city, on the 11th, reported everything
quiet in the city and throughout the
Kev. Wm. C. Cattkl, D. I).. LL. D.,
for 20 years president of La fayctte col
lege, died at his home in Philadelphia
.... t li.. I 1 1 ). Ill- I':.!'.. I vv:is iinr .if til.-
most distinguished Presbyterian di- j
vines in the country.
At a meeting, on the 1,1th. in Hosion.
of 33 representatives of textile unions
in New Knglaud. it was unanimously
voted to recommend that all unions
call out the operatives in every cotton
mill in New Knglaud.
TiiEAuilitoriuinoperahoii.se at Mo
line. 111., with contents, was destroyed
by tire on the evening of the 13th. Ad
joining store buildings also suffered
from tire and water. The total loss is
estimated at Ssii.ihki. The flames cut
off egress from the Auditorium, anil
there were several thrilling rescues by
ropes and ladders,
England is negotiating with China
to open Yuen Chau Fu in the province
of Hun Nan.- as a treaty port, and is
treating also on the subject of the
navigation of inland waters.
On the 1-th KingOsear of Sweden in
trusted to former Premier Stcen the
task of forming a new cabinet.
Thk City Forge anil Iron Co.. of
Cleveland, O., on tHe 13th. received a
big order for sugar-making machinery
to be put into a sugar refinery in
Hawaii, The amount of the order has
not yet been estimated.
A iiispatch from Glasgow says the
Spanish government has requested the
Clydebank Ship liuilding Co. to push
work on Spanish vessels.
It is reported in lAindon that the
Spanish government has. through a
Brazilian envoy accredited to the court
of St. James, acquired the ownership
of the first-class cruiser Abreu. just
completed by the Armstrongs for the
Brazilian government; also the iron
clads Deadoro and Floriuti). built for
Brazil in Franco.
Information received at Washington,
through official channels, is to the ef
fect that the movement toward Cuban
independence is making rapid progress
in the interior of Cuba. Autonomy is
being used as a cover. It is being
turned against Spain.
Spain is expected to make some kind
of an apology for the He Lome letter.
But the apology will be treated as diplo
macy. It can not restore the situation
as it was. Congress and public senti
ment have undergone a great change.
The feeling that the time to intervene
has come is nearly unanimous in Wash
ington. The Canadian government has re
fused to permit the United States troops
to cross the boundary line of British
Columbia, and the efforts of the war
department to relieve the suffering
miners in Alaska has in consequence
received a temporary check.
Almost under the nose of Edward
Gaylor, superintendent of Pinkertons,
and many Spanish spies, a large Cuban
expedition left Tampa. F a., on the
night of the 12th. and the next night
sailed from a point on Peace river.
It is now known on the highest au
thority that the real reason for sending
the United States torpedo lioat Cushing
to Havana was that the Spanish author
ities have been tampering with mail
sent to the battleship Maine in Havana
JrixiE Georoe It. Macfari.ne, of the
Missouri supreme court, who under
went an operation for appendicitis at
St. Luke's hospital. St. Iiouis. on the
11th. and who. it was thought, would
rally from the shock, died at 7:30 a. m.
on the morning of the 12th.
Mrs. Abram U. Uoiiinson and Edith
Schaffncr. of Lyons. N. H., were found
in bed. on the 14th. nearly asphyxiated
by coal gas from the parlor stove.
Neither is expected to recover.
Tueuk is some talk at The Hague of
the betrothal of tjuecn Wilhelmina of
Holland to Prince Louis Napoleon, now
colonel of the C.arina's lancers in the
A Poiu ion of the West field Plate Co. s
factory at Thompsonville, Mass., closed
down on the 14th.
The garrison of Paris has been rein
forced by troops from Versailles.
The house committer on merchant
marine and fisheries held a meeting, on
the 14th. going over proposed changes
in the navigation laws to remove trou
blesome problems arising in Alaskan
The steamship Oregon, which left
Astoria. I!. C. on the 14th. for Dyca
and Skaguay. was towed back the
same evening with her coal bunkers oil
fire. The lire was said to be under con
trol. From New York to Buffalo, 42." miles,
in 42ii minutes actual running time,
was the record made over the Erie rail-
Tgrieved than President Mclvinlcv
can possibly lie. We are honest men
who have been placed in a false posi
tion by a fool."'
Li therG. Killings, pay director in
the United States navy, has been found
guilty by a court-martial of falsehood
and scandalous conduct, and sentenced
to dismissal from the navy.
TllE south wall of the Union Storage
Co. building in Pittsburgh. Pa., which
was destroyed in the recent big fire,
fell on the 13th. A number of boys
were playing about the ruins, and it
was thought that at least five of them
were eaught by the falling wall and
buried under the debris.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Ix the senate, on the lfith. the dis
cussion upon the coast defenses was
the leading feature of the day's pro
ceedings, the trend of the speeches be
ing in favor of more liberal appropria
tions for the work, m.iny s.-nators
taking the ground that the amount
should be that tixed by the war depart
ment estimates instead of. as usual,
some millions less .In the house, the
debate upon the bankruptcy bill,
which o. -copied the s.-ssion. attracted
but little attention, m i-.t of th." mem
bers congregating in the cloak rooms
and lohb.es discussing the accident to
the battleship Maine in the harbor at
Havana. A resolution of sympathy
with the families of the lost men was
Si'EAKlMi of the awful disaster to the
ba.tlcship .Maine. Kear-Aduiira! Itcik
nap. on the 10. h. said it was a very
"iheant thing that the .Maine should
! nave mown iii in that particular Har
bor at this particular time. In the
j absence o: information as to the cause
j of the explosion he thought that was
j the most significant indication in the
The government lien on the Union
Pacific railway in Kansas was wiped
out. on the lr.Ui. at the Union Pacific
station in Topcku. Kas. The Kansas
Pacific road was bought in by Alvin
W. Krech. representing the reorganiza
tion committee, for ?. Ht.'l.ii t.t. There
was no competition at tiie sale. Mr.
Krech being l!ie only bidder.
Two MEMKKiis of the cabinet, who
spent some time with the president, on
the Ullli. stated that everything so far
received indicated that the loss of the
Maine was due to accident. Capt. Sigs
bee. in his telegram from Havana,
of the same date, stateil that he was
not prepared to express an opinion on
Sknok De Lome, former Spanish min
ister to Washington, sailed from New
York, on the steamship Britannic, on
the 10th. for Liverpool. Complimentary
resolutions were presented to him on
iHiard by a delegation of Spaniard.,
There was no hostile demonstration of
The passenger and freight steamlioat
Ericsson, which plies between Phila
delphia and Baltimore, sank in the
Delaware river, off Wilmington, Del.,
on the Kith. Sixty passengers were
taken off and rescued.
A filibustering expedition, destined
for Cuba, was intercepted, on the Kith,
by the authorities at Kingston. Ja
maica, and a quantity of arms, and am
munition seized. i
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
John W. Barnes, cashier of the Scot
land County national bank, of Mem
phis, and a business man of Scotland
county, of apoplexy, at his home in
Edward D. Engelman. aged 67, at his
residence in Cape Girardeau, of paral
ysis. Matt A. Landon, postmaster at
Moundsville. Vernon county, after a
long term of sickness.
Thomas F. Calvert, one of the largest
taxpayers in the vicinity of Windsor,
and a retired farmer, from heart dis
ease. Peter Englund. aged GO. employed at
the Missouri. Kansas & Texas shops at
Sedalia for many years, of heart dis
ease, after a brief illness. His wife
died January 6 last.
Rhoda Hinckle. nearMorrisville. aged
110. She was the oldest inhabitant in
Polk county, was born in Richmond,
Va., and was never married.
Joseph Hitchcock, at his home in La
mar, aged U2.
Mrs. Thomas E. Gregory, nee Snsan
Dupuy Major, who had been a resident
of Pettis county for half a century, at
her home in Sedalia. aged 70. She hail
been a member of the Christian church
more than fifty years.
Miss Ada Hawkcs Clark, the young
est daughter of Gen. John 15. Clark,
formerly a memlier of confess from
Missouri, at her father's residence in
Washington. She had been an invalid
William A. Brown, aged .11. a promi
nent farmer near Georgetown. Pettis
county, of brain disease.
Mrs. W. A. P. McDonald, wife of a
prominent resident of St. Joseph, sud
denly. She had made several eallsdur
ingthe day and returned home in her
usual goo I health.
Ieath of Judge Maefarlane.
Judge George B. Maefarlane. of the
Missouri supreme court, died at St.
Luke's hospital, in St. Louis, after hav
ing undergoue an operation for appen- j
dicitis. The interment occurred at I
Mexico. He passed away while asleep.
His wife was at his bedside.
(Judge C 11. Maefarlane was a natlv-j Mis-
sourian. He was born in Callaway county. Jan- 1
uary 21. lsnr. and was educated in tile common j
svhools. Richland aeademy and a: Westminster ;
college. Fulton. He tau.'ut school in t ie win- j
ter season, and worked on his father s farm in .
the summer. In lstil he was license I to prae- j
tice law by Hon. A. H. Hu.Uiut. lin n i
a circuit judge. He bejan the practice of his !
profession in Mexico. Mo., and soon established .
I himself as an able lawyer. He was married to
I Miss Alice i tr.-ar. of lloone county, an l leaves
his wife, thr. e sons-hK-Ue. Koy and tluv and
a married daughter, Mrs. .Mary MeCracken. of
Fulton. Mo. I
Judge Maefarlane was probate jud.-e of Au- I
drain county from 17 to l.4. but never lieid '
any purely political offi.-e. He was appointed !
supreme judge bv Gov. D. K. Francis. No . em-
berii. 11. and then nominated to that posi
tion bv the democratic st;Ue convention al Su
Louis in lirl and elected.)
The St. Louis linint Slat nr.
The Grant statue in St. Louis will be
removed from Twelfth street to the
grounds surrounding the citv halL
The face will be turned toward the !
south. The statue, in its present loca
tion, is almost nightly surrounded by
street fakirs. On the grounds of the
city hall the statue will be surrounded
by grass and flower beds, and in time i
will be shaded by the overhanging
branches of trees.
Lackay Was Acquitted.
Lon Lackay, who was charged with
being an accessory to the murder of
Mm. Winner and two children, which
occurred near Richmond, October 20,
was acquitted in the circuit court.
Winner and Nelson, arrested at the
same time Lackay was. were taken
from the Lexington jail and lynched.
What Joplln I.adUn Want.
The Unity club, composed of the rep
resentative literary ladies of Joplin,
has decided to present a petition to
Mayor Cunningham and the city coun
cil, asking that an ordinance be passed
prohibiting tobacco spitting on the
main street of the citv.
Victim of Paralysis.
A. S. Keevers. banker
proiuincjit man in northwest Missouri,
is in a precarious condition at his homo
in Savannah, the victim of paralysis.
He was putting on his overshoes when
ultacked. It is believed he can not re
cover. Col. .Mllsirk Sells Hj. Kami.
Col. C. E. Musiek has sold his farm of
SJ3 acres, adjoining the town of
Uughcsvilla. I Vttiscouuty. to. I. I", and
(J. W. .McAniuch, prominent stockmen,
CuL Peter Lowe.
Col. Peter Lowe, aged SO, died at
Iroudale. Col. Lowe was born in New
York in 117, removing to Adrian,
Mich., in l!io'J. He located at lrondale
'Ameri By the ;overnor.
The governor appointed M. V. Wit
ten to the board of managers of the
stale industrial school for girls, at
Chillicothe, vice A. C. Vau Diver, re
signed. Lost Both Leg.
Ed Huebler, aged 31, was strjek by
an engine in St. Louis, knocked under
the wheels, and both legs so badly
crushed that they had to be amputated.
Monroe County's Wealth.
The taxable wealth of Monroe county
for lS'JT aggregates 3.10o.ti;ti) from
lands, S-'.iiHJ.0l0; town lots, SoiW.TiO;
Sir. Perle'n Pet.
Mrs. John Parle, of St. Louis, has a
costly pet dog. A few days ago the
"sweet creature" destroyed Stiuu worth
of household goods.
Burled II U Legs.
Edward Huebler's legs, which were
severed in a railroad accident at St.
Louis, were buried, while Huebler is in
the city hospital.
From Paring a Corn.
Mrs. Golostia J. Short, aged 77, died
t Sedalia, the other night, irom blood
poisoning, caused by the too close par
ing of a corn.
A GLIMPSE AT FLORIDA.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson lias Bm
There Interviewed on His Observation
Tobacco, Orange, Sugar Cane and Small
Fruit Industrie Unwind in Importance.
But Straight Farming Will l'rove Most
Washington, Feb. 16. Secretary Wil
son of the agricultural department has
returned to the city from a week's visit
to Florida, where he went at the sug
gestion of the president to study the
productions of that country. In an in
terview concerning his observations
there the secretary spoke as follows:
"The most striking development I
found in Florida was the growth of the
tobacco interest. Within the last few
years 40.000 Cubans have come over
from their native country, many of
whom had been life-long tobacco
growers and understand the art, from
the planting of the seed to the market
ing of the eigar. The Cubans recog
nize the hummock lands of Florida as
being very similar to that of the best
tobacco land in Cuba. The American
"caught on" to the business very rap
idly. The state statistics show that
the Cubans sold, last year, 100.000,000
cigars, and the sales of tobacco in all
its forms brought the Cubans 513,000,
000. The United States still pays year
ly to Cuba, Sumatra, Mexico
and other countries S17.000,
000 for tobacco. This the Floridan is
reaching out for. Notwithstanding the
people get IG.000.000 cigars annually
from Florida, scarcely sueh a thing is
to be found on the market as a Florida
cigar. They all come north under the
Havana name. I found very much the
same condition of things in the north
regarding the Florida cigar as I found
in London regarding American but
ter. The consumer in London is
well satisfied that the American but
ter is the finest that ever went on his
table. The northern epicure, after
smoking his cigar, will testify very
readily that nothing equals his fine
Havana. Then if you have evidence to
prove that it was grown, cured and
manufactured in Florida, you will con
vince him, but not otherwise. I made j
efforts to buy a box of Cuban cigars !
grown in Florida, but only one instance
was able to do so.
In connection with the tobacco in
dustry inquiry, Secretary Wilson said i
he was forcibly reminded of the work
done during the past few years by the
agricultural experiment stations in
mastering the principles that underlies
the flavoring of butter and the ripen
ing of cheese. After the tobacco ha?
i been grown it is fairly well understood
. t ..,.,,;,. ,' ,1 i;u
produces the characteristic flavor Ot
the product, and just as several
cheeses are given their peculiar taste
though bacterial action, so unquestion
ably tobaccos grown and manufac
tured in different sections of the coun
try are flavored by different kinds of
bacteria. He expressed the belief that
neither the Cubans nor the Americans
in Florida know anything about the
principles that underlie the curing ol
the several tobaccos, but said that Dr.
Stockbridge in eharge of the experi
mental' station at Lake City fully real
izes the requirements of the situation.
The secretary also looked into the
orange industry, and expresses the be
lief that there is no tropical belt in
Florida. Frost will come occasionally
and injure the fruit, but he believes
that protection might be had for the
Florida orange, as it sold very high
compared with fruit from any other
The pineapple industry was prospe.
ing and was very profitable, and the
small fruit industry was quite impor
tant. The ribbon sugarcane he thought
would also succeed in Florida when
ever the culture of it was under
taken systematically. Mr. Wilson
believed there was certainly
openings for industrious people in
I uuli lonac-co grown aim uiauuiac- ,
Florida. Jacksonville people had to j
pay ten cents a quart lor ineir mil, ;
and it would be a fair speculation, he !
said, for northern people to take the
cows, there to furnish milk at that
In conclusion, Secretary Wilson ex-
presses me opinion mat siraigiii ianu- j
IIIJ Mill I'VT OL 1111-11 t taLUV I, I lit JKirjUU
than raising to tobacco, sugar cane. I
vegetables, etc., and that the staple in- j
, . . . r . i ..... . ...1.1 1 . .1..: t !
mistriesoi me state wouui oe uaicy m,
.'attic raising, bacon, hog raising, etc
THE TRAINMEN'S Bl
A Measure Believed to lie Calculated
Put au Kml to Itullroud Strike.
Washington, Feb. 10. The senate
committee on education and labor yes
terday decided by a unanimous vote to
report favorably the bill prepared by
the trainmen of the country and re
cently introduced in the senator bv
Senator Kyle, providing for the arbi
tration of railroad strikes by a Iioard
of arbitrators to be chosen by the strik
ers and the interstate commerce com
mission. The opinion is that the passage of the
bill would put an end to strikes.
ANOTHER RICH STRIKE.
The Craven Brothers Find a 960,000 Pock
et In the Blue Jay.
Redding, Cal., Feb. 16. Another
rich strike is reported as having been
made in the Blue Jay mine of Morrison
gulch, a tributary of Coffee creek,
Trinity county, by the ('raves broth
ers. The new pocket is said to be
worth SW.OOO. It will be remembered
that a 810,000 strike by the Graves
brothers caused a rush to Coffee creek
GEORGE R. HOPPER.
Death of One of the Standard Oil Magnate!
at HI Ohio Home.
Cleveland, O., Feb. 10. Mr. George
It. Hopper, well known as a large stock
holder in the Standard Oil Co., died
at his beautiful home, "Elm
wood," near L'nionville, after an
illness of over a year. Mr.
Hopper was 50 years of age. He was
noted for his liberality. He leaves a
wife and three children, Mr. Charles
Bopper, the actor; Mrs, Nicholas, ol
Cleveland, and Mrs. Fitch, of Ashtabula.
4 Sample Dealt Out From the BrttiiTa
Bench -lord Win. Neville Given Fire
Years-He Pleaded Guilty of Fraud at th
Old Bailey Judge Lawrence Gave Him
Severe Lecture Before Proceeding to Paea
London, Feb. 1G. In the Central
criminal court Lord Wm. Neville, who
was placed on trial, charged with,
fraud in connection with the suit of
"Sam" Lewis, the money lender,
against Lieut. Spencer-Clay, to recover
11.113 due on two promissory notes
cashed by Lord Nevill, pleaded guilty
of fraud, but claimed he was not guilty
j of forgery. He was sentenced to fiva
years' penal servitude.
After the flutter caused by his plead
ing guilty of fraud had subsided, the
prisoner was allowed to take a seat in.
the dock, as he is recovering from a se
Prosecutor Matthews narrated the
circumstances of the fraud, as already
known, and at the conclusion of hi
remarks he intimated that he would ac
cept the prisoner's plea as satisfying
the demands of justice.
Mr. Lawson Walton pointed out that
Lord Neville had voluntarily come for
ward to face the consequence of his de
ception and had fully confessed. The
prisoner, counsel added, was in great
financial difficulties, and had not real
ized that he was committing a breach
of the criminal law. The prisoner, Mr.
Walton further said, never intended
that Lieut. Clay should suffer. He be
licftjd the securities would remain in
the hands of Mr. Sam Lewis until he
secured money elsewhere.
Judge Lawrence summed up sternly,
but with a voice which shook, and at
times almost broke with emotion. The
judge said: "In my opinion the crime is
as great as though he had abstracted
the sum from Lieut. Clay's pocket, or
had burglarized Mr. Lewis office anoi
had stolen it. If it had been soma
wretched clerk, with a wife and
seven children, who had incurred
a heavy loss, and had helped him
self at his master's till, I ana
afraid there would have been no one
to speak in extenuation; but the high
er position the person holds, the high
er his responsibilities.
"I am sorry to say I have looked i
vain for extenuating circumstances. It
is as bad a case of fraud as it is
possible to conceive. You have
brought shame and dishonor upon
an ancient and noble family, and
sorrow and suffering upon your near
est and dearest. Your crime is great,
and your sentence must be severe. It
is that you be kept in penal servituda
for five years."
The prisoner was hurried off to New
gate prison, where he was allowed an
interview with his wife and another
lady. After ' the interview Lord
Neville was removed to Wormwood
AN EFFUSIVE FAREWELL-
Departnre of the Dupuy De Lome
the National Capital.
Washington, Feb. 10. The late
Spanish minister, Senor Dupuy de
Lome, accompanied by Mme. de Lome,
their two sons and a Spanish valet,
left Washington at four o'clock yester
day afternoon for New York, whence
they sail to-day for Liverpool. A large
delegation from the diplomatic corps,
accompanied by their wives, gave a
hearty au revoir at the station to their
late associate. M me. de Lome carried
a bouquet of red roses, and several
baskets of flowers were carried by the
attendants and placed in the car occu
pied by the De Lome party.
The entire staff of the Spanish lega
tion, headed by Senor Dubosc, the
eharge d'affaires, were present.
others at the station were Count
Countess De Lvchtervelde, of the
gian legation; Viscount and
countess De Sauto-Thyrso, of the Por-
tuguese legation: Mr. Pioda, the Swiss
mini.sU.r; (;t.n. Kenifo. of the Colom-
bian legation; Huron Kiedl, of the Aus
trian legation; Mr. De Wecherlein. the
minister of the Netherlands; the Duke
De Arcos, of Spain; Mr. Gana, the
Chilian minister, and Mme. (.'ana. and
Senor Corca. of the Central American
legation. Mm 3. liana brought a hand
some bouquet and handed it to Mine.
De Lome just before the train passed
out. Senor Do Lome passed among his
former associates, giving them a warm
farewell, anil Mme. De Lome waved
her adicux to the men and embraced
Burglar Loot the Farmers- B:ink at
Sheridan. Mo., Feb. 10. At 2 a.m.
burglars robbed the Farmers" bank of
this city of S.'.KW in gold and silver,
andS'jiiOin drafts and securities and
With d ynamito the burglars shat
tered the time-lock safe and secured its.
contents. The explosion of the dyna
mite damaged the bank building to the
extent of several hundred dollars. All
the windows were broken and the
The noise made by the burglars
awoke persons living near, but the
burglars were not molested and es
caped by taking a handcar north to
wards the Iowa line. They left the
track two miles south of Block ton and,
it is supposed, struck out across the
The theft of the money does not causa
the bank any inconvenience, and its
doors are open and its officers doing bus
iness as usual.
GEORGE WASHINGTON HANGED.
Four Thousand Spectators See the Murder
of Roxle William Avenged.
Senatobia, Miss., Feb. 16. In the
presence of 4,000 spectators at noon,
yesterday George Washington Ed
wards, colored, was hanged here for
the murder of Roxie Williams. The
crime, a peculiarly atrocious one. was
committed in July, 1896. The killing
was done with a shotgun in a room oc
cupied by the Williams woman, whose,
head was r-ompletely torn away by tho
load of lea J. The tragedy took plac
on the W ihburn place, in this count.
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