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IC. II. ADAMS, l'ulliHlicr.
Advices from correspondents in
northern Nebraska indicate that tlv
winter wheat crop hu.sleen badly dam
aged bf the recent cold weather.
It is said that at least two St. Louis
capitalists will subscrilie $100,000 each
to the World's fair fund, while several
are expected to give SjO.000 each.
rival officials lament the loss, by
fire, of the big machine shops at the
Xew York navy yard as likely to re
tard important work already started
or about to be begun.
Kniile Lotibet was, on the 18th.
elected president of the French repub
lic, to succeed the late Felix Faure.
The new premier retained M. Dupuy
a premier and his entire cabinet.
On the 20th the proposed constitu
tional .amendment against admitting
polygamists to congress was favorably
acted on by the house committee on
election of president and viee-presi-dent.
Prof. Stephens, who had been on
trial for a week at Easton. Pa.,
charged with setting fire to Pardee
hall. Lafayette college, was found
guilty, on the istli, the jt:ry being out
only an hour.
The sudden death of the president ot
the French republic has not affected
the programme drawn up for Queen
Victoria's trip to the south of France.
She will go to Cimiez unless civil dis
cord breaks out.
On the 20th the senate committee on
foreign relations authorized a favora
ble report upon un amendment to in:
offered to the sundry civil hill provid
ing for the construction of a cable to
Hawaii and Manila.
lion. Lewis Miller, of Akron. O.. died
in the Post Graduate hospital in New
York city, nn the 17th. as the result if
an operation. Mr. Miller was at one
time president of the Chautauqua as
s mbly. and, with l'.ishop Vincent,
David Pradley. president of the
David Pradley Manufacturing Co., a:;-,
proprietor of the first foundry estab
lished in Chicago, died, on the It'tli. of
old age. lie was born in (iroton, X.
V., in 112. and went to Chicago Ot
Robert Cole and his wife, two old
residents of Metropolis. III., were bur
ied in the same grave on the 17th.
I ole was a cousin of 1 rank and .icsse
lames and of the Younger Profiler
Thev visited him there several times
under assumed names.
Dead Man's island, in Purrard inlet.
close to Stanley park, P. C. has beet;
field to a Mr. Ludgate, of Petersboro,
Out. The island is a part of the im
perial government reserve, but the
Hritish authorities at Esquimult de
cried the island was of no use for mil
Pishop Charles H. Foster. D. D., of
P.uffulo. delivered a new lecture on
Gen. Grant to an audience of 2.000 peo
ple in the V. M. C. A. auditorium in
Chicago on the 17th. During the lee
lure the bishop referred to the states
manship of President McKinley, and
the speaker's championship of expan
sion wns vociferously applauded.
Ground was broken in Cincinnati, on
the 20th. for the great international
saengerfest building. The centennial
of which great organisation will be
celebrated there next June. The con
tractors are under bond of 510,000 :i
complete the building by June 10. The
stage is to be ready for rehearsals
Harry A. Nultall. of St. Louis, th.
grafter who turned state's videnc?
2ofore the Major committee against
I'.oiler Inspector Price and If. II. Phii
pcr. members of the Imnrd of examin
ing engineers, charging them with re
ceiving bribes for engineers" licenses,
has been charged with perjury in a
warrant, issued at the instance of II.
What is regarded as an inspired sug
gestion, coming from Merlot. to the ef
fect that differences between the pow
ers party to the treaty of i'.erlin ro'.i
tic to Samoa, could best be adjusted
by mutual disclaimers for the objec
tionable acts of tiieir agents at Api'i,
is regarded in Washington as evidence
that the whole matter is now entirely
within the line of safety.
On the 2oth articles of incorporation
wore filed with the secretary of sta--
a Trenton. X. J..
Cereal Co.. with r.n
Df $::n.ooo.ooo. Tin
powered to buy. sell
for the merieaii
company is ein
and grind or oth
oats. grain and
cereals of all kinds as well .is to hu .
build and operate elevators, n.ills and
Mrs. Charles Fahronknmp. aged "3
rears: her two children. Florence and
AVil'inm. aged respectively ten and niep
years, and an unknown woman, aged
about .'IS years, were found dead, on
the 19th. in a room in Mrs. Fnhren
J.onip's home, 1410 Xorth rifty-sccond
Ftreet, Philadelphia. The gas was
turned on. and life had apparently
Wen extinct several days.
The officers and men of the battle
ship Iowa were the guests of Mayor
l'helan of San Francisco at the Or
pheum theater, on the night of the
17th. and after the performance the
sailors were entertained at supper b
the mayor. The sailors, wishing to
reciprocate the courtesy of Mayor
I'helan, arranged to give a vaudeville
performance on board the Iowa on
AYash'neton's birthdav anniversary.
MEWS IX BRIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
In the senate, on the lfith, the military
aoaiitimy appropriation bill whs passed:
the army reorganization bill was reported
from committee, ami the naval personnel
bill was taken up and read. The post of
tire appropriation bill was then taken up
and its consideration occupied the pxeater
part if the day, but it was not finally dis
posed of In the house the paragraph
in the sundry civil bill carrying the ap
propriation of $2U.(le,(kK) for the payment
of Spain under the terms of the peace
treaty, was stricken out under a point ni
order. 11 r. Hepburn (la.) moved to recom-
i mit the bill with instructions to report it
j hack with the eana! bill incorporated in
! it. On a want of quorum the motion
in the senate, on the 17th. a resolution
was adopted instructing the president of
the senate to express to the government
and the people of France the sympathy
of the senate in the death of President
Faure. The naval personnel bill was
passed. Seventy-four private pension
bills were passed, and the Alaska code
bill was read In the house the sundry
civil appropriations bill was passed with
out the Nicaragua canal bill rider. The
naval appropriation bill was taken up. and
over half of it was completed. The bill
carries $V"0.ioO more than the largest
naval bill heretofore passed.
In the senate, on the 1Mb. after the pas
sage of a number of bills of little import
ance the consideration of the post office
appropriation bill was resumed In
the house several bills of minor import
ance. vt re passed, after which the house
went into committee of the whole, and
resumed consideration of the naval ap
propriation bill. At two o'clock the com
mittee rose, and the remainder of the ses
sion was devoted to eulogies of the late
Representative Northwuy. of Ohio.
In the senate, on the 2th, much time
was devoted to consideration of the post
ottiee appropriation bill. At two o'clock
the army reorganization bill was taken up
and made the unfinished business. This
action disposes finally (for this session) of
the aiiti-sealping bill In the bouse a
separate bid appropriating Jil'umo.'iito for
payment of Spain under the treaty was
parsed, under suspension of the rules.
Senate bill to reimburse states for moneys
expended in organizing volunteers for
serviee in the Spanish war was passed un
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Luther Chapin. the founder of the
Senior Order of l'nited American Me
chanics, died at his home, in Phila
delphia, on the 19th. lie was s:: years
old. His death was due to general
debility. Mis organization of the first
lode'e followed the native American
riots of lvll. lie was the iiist state
coi:ucilIir of Pennsylvania, and the
si rst national councillor of the ordi -'.
The celebrated Cuban negro genorai.
Quinlin Pandoras, arrived at Havana.
on the i HI li . from Santiago, lie say..
t!:ut the Cuban army in that provide-:
being disbanded and that die men
are going to work. He is enthusiastic
in his praise of Gen. Leonard Wool'..
!! military governor of Santiago. '
Hvangciiat Sam Jones has jitsr
closed a revival, in which he said he
was driving the devil out of llopkins
ville. Ky. As a result, the grand jury
civaled a sensation by returning near
ly 200 indictments against persons for
running blind tigers and selling wliis-J
ky without a license.
Mrs. Zachariah Chandler, widow
v of j
the famous Michigan statesman
at Detroit, Mich., on the 19th. She
had been a sufferer for several months!
from various infirmities incident to',
old age. to which she finally sue-.
With flags flying, bands playing ami
the soldiers cheering, the transport
Sheridan, left New York harbor, on
the I'.ith. for Manila, with l.soo troops
of the Twelfth and Seventeenth infan
try on board. Col. Smith of the
Twelfth is in command.
Very Itev. Dean Norman of the An
glican diocese of Quebec and rector of
the English Episcopal cathedral there,
has resigned all his ollices and emolu
ments and left the city under such a
cloud that it recalls the recent sensa
tional case of Canon Evton of West
minster abbey and St. Margaret's
On the 2dth the Cretan chambers
were opened by Prince ft'vugc, the
hiirh commissioner of fh,- powers, w ho
received a v
inn greeting. A "nil I
(Ion. Mil en. in his testiniot
he court of inquiry, on the '
he thought his use of the
t: list of experiment" was nnfo.'t iintito.
and disclaimed iosrg-fls In:v'i sh n
iense of experiment" before the war
investigating commission, was unfor
tunate, and disclaimed intention to
impute fraud to any one. "Had my at
ttntion been called to it I ndg'at have
amended it to say well. 'On the the
ory of an experiment. As a matter of
fact, it was an experiment, art! a very
Lieut.-Col. Minor. Sixth i-ifantry.
told the Miles court of inquiry that :t
as his belief that the cati'ieil roast
beef supplied to the army in the fieri
has been used for making beef extract
ind the nutriment taken out. I,' ao-
ptared to have been boiled to pieces.
An order has been issued by the war
department for the muster o:-l o:' the
remaining volunteer regiments .it
present encamped in the l'nite-1
An amendment is proposed to the
constitution of the I'uiicd States li
the house committee on election of
president anil vice-president, provid
ing that polygamy shall never exi.-t
within the l'nited States or nny place
subject to its jurisdiction, lnd dis
qualifying polygamists for eUefion r.'i
senators or representatives in con
gress. A total of t"i04 deaths wns recnrdc-J
by the health department of ( l.icago
during the week ended Feb, nary 1.
This is the greatest number for any
one week in the history of he city,
the highest previous being .i!)s for tin
week ended .Tanupry 21. Jvia. The
greatest excess was among those be
yond middle life.
The czar's manifesto relating to the
Finnish parliament has excited intense
indignation throughout Scandinavia.
All the newspapers protest against
the FiUssian coercion, and declare that
Finland's right to home rule iias been
practically destroyed. All Finnish af
frirs. 't is assertt1. v,i"! he settled at
The w::r department has ust re
ccicd the first itemized statement of
receipts from ail sources of taxation
in the Philippines from the occupation
of Manila by the United States forces
August Hi last to December 31. The to
tal collections amounted to $l,819,Sl:5.
Of this total. S.i.';4.0.Sij was made up of
funds seized by the Americans upon
the capture of Manila.
A separate bill appropriating $20,
OOO.OOO for payment to Spain, under
the provisions of the treaty of Paris,
was passed by the house of repre
sentathes, on the 20th, under suspen
sion of the rules.
Kthan Allen Hitchcock, of St.
Lotus, was sworn in as secretary of
the interior on the 20th. The oath
was administered at the capitol by
Justice Prewer, of the L'nited States
In the Spanish cortes, on the 20th
Count d'Almenas vigorously attacked
the generalsengaged in the late war
with the l'nited States, and com
plained that "five months had elapsed
andnot a general had lieen shot.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
In the senate, on the 21st. house bill
to relieve mortgages and notes from
double taxation was passed, as was,
also, the post olfiee appropriation bill,
after Mr. P.ntlor's amendment to re
duce the appropriation for railroad
mail transportation, was defeated. Th.;
senate then took up the army bill....
In the house, after much discussion,
an amendment to the naval bill appro
priating 720.000 to complete the build
ings authorized to be erected at the
i aval academy at Annapolis. Mil., was
passed. The house reached the last
page of the naval bill, and adjourned
with a point of order pending.
Inhabitants of the Negros island
raised the l'nited States flag over th.tt
territory immediately after the cap
ture of lloilo by the Americans under
(leti. Miller. The act was done volun
tarily. The news was taken to Manila
by four native commissioners, who ar
rived on the 21st. They claimed Amer
ican protection, and offered the allegi
ance of the people of the Negros island,
which is located just south of Panny
and between that island and Mindanao.
The work on Havana city finances, in
which Mr. Haskins, the expert ac
countant, has been engaged, is draw
ing to a close. He will report to (ion.
Ludlow, governor of the department
of Havana, that the citv Is able to bear
a $2.".000,000 debt. The present six-per-eent.
obligations, amounting !o
.12,.'.l 10.000. will be refunded, and the
remainder of the new bond issue will
be used for improvements.
The Toledo P.lade announces that
Tiohcrt J. Purdette. the humorist, is to
marry Mrs. P. C. Paker, n very wealthy
willow of Pasadena. Cab. w ho has been
bis life-long friend. She has one son
J about the same age as Mr. l'.urdett's
son. The two young men are close
friends, and are delitrhted with the
match. The ceremony will take
:a t Pasadena about Faster
Kx-Oov. Thomas Clement Fletcher
0j Missouri, was stricken with ano-
ploxy in YVillurd's hotel. Washington,
on the 20th. He was akei) to the
Emergency hospital in a serious condi
tion. On account of his age. 72 years,
the chances for his recovery are re
garded as very slight.
The Staats Zeitung Co.. of Chicago,
was reorganized on the 21st. Judge
Theodore Prelum was elected president
and treasurer; Wm. linpp, vice-president:
Win. H. Lee. secretary; the di
rectors are John C. Pichberg and Ed
ward O. Paster.
CURRENT NEWS NOTES,
John Carroll fell out of a window
and was frozen to death near Dallas,
(.'..ngresspian John W. C ran ford, of
Texa". is lying at the point of deat'i
The national conference c.f the un
ion reform par'y will be held in Cin
cinnati. March 1 and 2.
An elect ri- car was burned up in
the street.- of Xew York. Friday night.
The passengers all escaped.
Ail civilized nations have sent con-dol-
noes to France on the sudden
death of President Faure.
Tin- Salvation Army a! St. Tunis V
give a dinner for the poor on Wash
ington's birthday anniversary.
Speaker Ward of the Missouri house
ruled newsi:aiir men oil the floor.
They left the chamber in a body.
Another movement is on foot to buy
tip the Pa na (111.) mines by a combina
tion of citizens and union miners.
Mrs. Sherrod. of Prown county. Tec,
lost a hand while vainly tryinsr to sava
her infant daughter from burning.
Visiting merchants thronged the
wholesale districts of St. Louis. Clerk'?
and salesmen are working day and
The request of Oermany that a (!er
tnen offender nt Apia. Samoa, be re
leased has been refused by the United
Ex-dov. Flower and other Xc.v
Yorkers, representing the zinc trust,
bought all of the Lanyon smelters in
The battleship Texas left Galveston.
Tex.. Friday, to join Admit-.';! Samp
son's fleet ofT Havana for a cruise in
the West Indies.
At Davenport. Ta., a carriire rolle.l
down an embankment, killing the
driver and horse and injuring the sev
eral occupants of the vehicle.
At Hutchison. Kas.. a young girl for
whom rival suitors fought has been
arrested as an accessory to the as
Bault on the one who was vanquished.
A fleet of four vessels will leave San
Francisco for Manila within two
weeks. Xo less than 5..i00 tons of
freight of all descriptions will b.
The president has been authorized
to appoint five more cadets-at-large to
the naval academy. One will be the
son of the late Capt. Gridley, of the
Oiympia. and another a brother of.
Ensign Worth Bagley, killed at Car-deDaa.
rVIISSO'JRI STATE NEWS.
TV. V. Stewart, a pioneer, at Leb
anon. Joel Martin, aged so. a pioneer re si
rent of Odessa.
J. C. Johnson, for many years s
prominent business man of Wentz
villc. Capt. J. W. Franklin, aged f0. near
Tre.n V....I- l.ittl.i.rmiiiul in tolmson
Loan I reek battleground, in .lolinstn
count v. If
was one of Joe Shelbv
Samuel I!. Iloadruck, aged Ts, at nia
home, six miles south of Knobnoster.
I. D. Singleton
in aged resident of
Morgan county, of the grip.
James S. Itarrat. for many years
proprietor of the Dooley hotel. Paris,
suddenly of apoplexy. He was jS.
Judge W. II. Nichols, ex-probate
judge of Pettis county, who was on)
of Sedalia's most prominent citizens,
aged r5. Judge Nichols was a veteran
of Co. C, One Hundred Mild Eightieth
Ohio volunteer infantry.
John 15. Townsend. aged 4.'!. at Ar
row I'oek. He was a grandson of Sam
Saline county pioneer,
and was a useful and influential citi
Cue Way tf Save Ice.
James Garrison, a farmer living in
Camden county, put up ice during the
cold snap, and his crop is all one piece.
It measures 20 feet each way. He con
structed a box. into which, by means
of troughs, he conveyed streams of
water from a spring in the hillside.
The water froze, and when the t ix
was filled the troughs were removed.
Around this box Mr. Garrison built :i
larger one. tilling ihe space between
the two with charcoal and sawdust,
lie says he will drill and blast his
huge cube of ice as he may have o--cusion
to use ice during the summer.
Oilall I'eriKltpil lr TIioiiniiimIa.
The small gome throughout tin
I (Varks suffered greatly during the
cold weather. Thousands of quail per
ished in the storm. Fanners report
Imding whole coveys frozen stil? in
bunches where they huddled at night.
The imported pheasant has been dis
1i United over the Sac river country,
i.orth of Springfield, and it is feared
tiuit much of the fine game was d;
alloyed by the cold.
'barged Willi Kmhrzleuicrit.
Ex-County Treasurer Frank A.Park
r, of Vernon county, was arre sted on
a wurrant sworn out by County At
torney J. K. Moss, charging Mr. Park
er with having embezzled $.".0.0. N) of
Vernon county's funds. $20.0ki being
county money, and $10,000 being
school funds. .Mr. Parker was recent
ly removed from otliee by the county
court on account of alleged irregu
larities in his office.
turned to Detilh In HI Home.
Peter Schneider met with a horrible
death in his home near Florence. Mor
gan county. Schneider' was living
alone, hating separated from his wife
six years ago, sifter a few months of
wedded life. The house was burned
and the unfortunate occupants was
cremated. How the fire started is not
known. Schneider was GO year old.
Champion Chicken Ticker.
Before a large audience in the Too
tle theater. St. Joseph. George A.
Fisher, of St. Joseph, defeated Andv
White, of P.utTalo, in a chicken-picking
contest for the championship of the
world, ,?20() a side and the gate re-
i-eipts. Fisher's movements were re
niarkablv swift. He picked .V) birds
in 10:"0. almost three minutes faster
Hereford Show and Sale.
The National Hereford Precders as
sociation held a meeting in Kansas
City. It decided to hold a combined
show and sale there OetTdicr 2e to 2S
incl'tsive. and set apart .S.'i.ooo to lie
pr.ii in cash prizes. In addition a large
na-.iber of special prizes have been
Hurled Sl.le ItV SI, le.
, M ., . , T .... . JEFFERSON CITY. Feb. 21. There was
Mr. and Mrs. Kol.ert Lee Liter, -yho a s,im ctten,.lIu.,. ,lf democrats in the
died within hours of cich other, in ' senate yesterday, and the St. Louis po-
;t 1 .in; iv..r.. liii.-t...! .-'i.l.. in :,i.. i uce bill vs not tiken up.
,t. Louis, were huiicil m-Ic ,i sale til The s,,n(ltP engrssfd a bill introduced
tl.cir wedding clothes. Th" funeral b Senator Mott to require a school cen-
,,i; i,t..,. froi-i the sun. elim-eh i. I ";us ot st- Louis to be taken every live
,ooii pi.n, iroi.i the sain diuuh f. , ypars but under somewhat different reg-
wlnch they wen- married :. e.ir and a i ulations from the general laws on the
l.ali- ago. They died of the same dis- j 'm'isV.ve been prepared for introdnc
ease. i tion in both the senate and house for the
j Accidentally Killed YVIcile limiting,
j R. S. SliTer. a prominent populist of
; Johnson county, was accidentally
killed while hunting. His gun was
' discharged wv.ile he v-ui climbing oer
An Ielrlc l-Vil Hii.1 Ki'le.l Him.
I", (i. Gibson. ls years old. was in
stantly killed at the Ilex miils. in Kan
sas City, by a large icicle falling upon
him from the cave of the building,
crushing his skull.
Lost Itofli l.ecs.
Elmer Pardmus, an r'ast Joulin har-i!css-nia.cr.
was ru:n over by an elec
tric car on the lute rurbaii line, and
both iegs were cut off below the knees.
Another Zim? ISoiini.
Zinz ore has ad'. ant "d and broke an
other world's record, selling at IT per
ton in the bin at Joplin. This ore ad
vanced $11 per ton within two weeks.
ICevrKed the Supreme Court.
J nd ye Marshall handed down an
op:' Ion reversing the Missouri su
preme court's previous ruling that it
could not remit excessive damages.
Killed II tK Msn.
At St. Joseph. Jesse Poswell killcl
Thomas Mcl'oy by crushing his skull
with a brick. P.oth were young men.
They quarreled over a game of pool.
Theodore Seitiilnliaolt, of St. I.nnlA.
Theodore Sessir.ghaus, one of the
beat-known German citizens of St.
Louis, died suddenly. He "was well
known in the milling business.
named to Heath in HI Dwelling.
Christian Neideck. a railroad section
hand, at St. Joseph, was burned to
death in the fire that consumed "
dwelling. Neideck lived alone
THE MISSOURI LEGL'iLATURE.
Procmdinc or the Fortieth Ueaer.il As
JEFFERSON CITY, Feb. 15. The so
called money sharks In Missouri will
have rough sailing if the bills that passed
I the senate yesterday beoome laws. Sen
i ator Lyons' bill prohibiting any person
I or corporation from delivering any pay
check or warrant for services rendered
! to any person other than the one by
j whom such services are rendered, except
''"at parson s lamer, motner aua mm,
j passe(j tne senate by a vote of jg to 4.
that parsons father, mother and nue.
The Wilson bill, prohibiting the charging
of more than 2 per cent, a month for the
use or money, also passed, as aid anotn
er bill by the same author prohibiting the
sale of any usurious note without notify
ing lh. niiriihntuip tt Ira iteiirlniis ehiLr
Senator Drum s bill, appropriating 1150,-
000 for the erection of a lunatic asylum In
i southeast Missouri, also passed the sen-
Senator Ramo. of Greene, intrdouced a
bill prohibiting the exhibition of semi
nude figures as advertisements of the
atrical performances or other for adver
Senator MeClintlc's bill relating to the
assessment and collection of the revenues
has passed both the house and the sen
ate, and is regarded as one of the most
Important measures submitted to the leg
islature. The bill divides personal prop
erty Into 12 classes, and real estate into
two, improved and unimproveu. It au
thorizes the state board of equalization
to raise or lower any one class over an-
nrhor a ni-ivilpye dented the board under
, the present law and resulting in the loss
; of a large amount of revenue to the state.
House committee on railroads and in
ternal Improvements reported the Will-
l. . n Kill i.l I f ,,- -i reiliierlnn In
nassemrer rates of from 3 cents to
ot irom i cents to
cents per mile on main lines, and 4 cent
to 3 cents on branch lines. The bill wai
ordered placed upon the calendar for en-
JEFFERSON CITY, Feb. 16. The St.
Louis police bill caused considerable dis
eussiou in the senate yesterday.
The senate committee on private cor
porations submitted a favorable report
on a senate bill to require banks to keep
constantly on hand a reserve amounting
lo 15 per cent, of cash deposits.
Senator Drabelle, of St. I.uls. Intro
duced a bill to permit casualty insurance
companies to assume risks oa the health
of individuals, as well as to insure
against death and accidents.
Mr. Amick, of St. Joseph, introduced til
the house a bill which would make soma
original regulations for stock, bond,
main and other quotations by exchanges
and board of trade. It would require that
v. hen such quotations are posted the ex
act time to a half minute when the offer,
price or quotation was actually made up
on the market should be recorded, as well
as the lime to within one-half a minute
of the receipt thereof. Penalties are pro
posed for each infraction of the law,
ranging in lines to the extent of tl.udti,
and possible imprisonment for one year.
Mr. Whitecotton, of Monroe, introduced
i:i the h -use a concurrent resolution to
provide for a constitutional amendment
Increasing the incorporation fee on busi
ness corporations about lo1) per cent.
Should it be adopted it will be submitted
at the WOO election.
JEFFERSON CITY. Feb. 17. Ser.atoi
Rollins, of St. Louis. Introduced a bill,
yesterday, repealing the law which creat
ed the board of immigration commission
ers. The law creating the board has been
a dead letter for years, and the prevailing
sentiment in the senate favors the aboli
tion of the board.
Senator Orchard's fire marshal bill was
Introduced In the senate. It provides that
the state superintendent of insurance
ihall be ex-oflicio tire marshal, and shall
he allowed one deputy at $-.") per J'ear,
ami a clerk at SIMM per year. The dep
uty is given authority to perform all of
Ihe duties of the marshal. Each insu
rance company in the stale is to be taxed
iii cents per annum for each agent, to
provide revenue to meet the expenses of
ihe fire marshal's oftice. The biil appro
priates JU.Ui'O for salaries, and $2,Hi) for ex
penses for and lirno. According to the
lei ms of the bill, the tire marshal is to be
treated for the purpose of investigating
lires of Incendiary origin.
The state iaoor bill, which Is practical
ly a compulsory education measure, was
reported favorably in the house. It pro
vides that no child under the age of IS
r.nd IS years, unless provided with a cer
tiiicate showing that the child shall have
ut tended school for a year the year pre
vious to arriving at the age of ! years.
Uen. "Billy" Ryder's beer bill came
back from the house committee on roads
and highways with a favorable report.
JEFFERSON CITY, Feb. IS. The sen
ate yesterday discharged Harry A. Nut
tall, who was before It on cnarges cf con
tempt for refusing to answer questions of
the St. Louis "Lexow" committee, before
whom he was witness, regarding the in
vestigation of the St. Louis boiler in
spectors office. Wednesday he was be
fore the senate, and was directed to go
before the committee and answer ques
tions. This he did, Thursday, and when
he was again brought before the senate,
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hat body declared he had purged him-
! self of contempt, and ordered h!s dis-
i charge by a vote of 'X to 50.
The bill introduced by Dr. Tubbs. or
f"age, to reduce the interest tax for stata
purposes from 10 cents to 6 cents, was
i iefeated In the house yesterday by a vote
; of 50 to 46.
j Senator Vandiver's bill to shut out
! Mummy" candidates was passed by the
! senate, with but little opposition. The
1 vote was 'H to 4. The bill provides that
whenever any person shall be named for
nftice by petition. te signers of the pe-
tition must declare that they are bona
: tide supporters of the candidate, and that
jiey have not aided and will not aid In
! the nomination of any other candidate for
! the same otliee.
taxation of telephone companies in tint
! same manner as telegraph companies,
t In regard to a liberal appropriation for
support of the national guard of Missou
I ri. it can only be said that ail opinions of
i members of the legislature who have dis
cussed the subject Indicate success in this
direction. Some i!0.iini will be asked for.
Mr. Musser, of Miller county, will In
troduce in the house a bill which the op
ponents c t.ne S;. Louis police bill will en
deavor to ue a a weapon against that
measure. Mr. Musser's bill would extend
the police laws of St. Louis, on a gradu
ated scale, to every incorporated city in
the state. It would require the governor
to appoint a biard or police commission
ers for every one of these cities, and their
salaries would range from Jl.mju a year in
St. Louis down to SKmo in the towns i;nd
villages. For the payment of exi-iises
Incurred by such board, the latter might
Issue certilic.-ites of indebtedness against
Making the I'liniKlimrut Fit the Crime.
Grenoble, France. Feb. 21. Max
Eegis, the former mayor of Algiers,
and editor of the Anti-Juif, has been
sentenced in default to three years
imprisonment and to pay a fine of
1,000 francs for "press offense3 a-Dtl
glorifying murder and pillage at meet
ings in Algiers and Paris."
M. Philippe, managing direct r of
the same paper, has been sentenced to
eight yesrs' imprisonment and ta pay
a fine of 'OJ francs o:t the same charge.
Senator Coss, of Vermont, is a man
of punctual habits. When offered the
appointment to succeed Senator Mor
rill he said be would allow himself half
an hour to think it over. He shut him
self up in his library for 30 minutes, at
the close of which time he made his
decision. In 'M hours he was on his.
way to Washington.
The best-dressed, most tap-to-date
women have discarded jewelry almost
entirely for day wear, but gems of all
kinds and grades of magnificence gli
ter in profusion in the evening-.
ANOTHER ST. BARTEOLOZIE
Filipinos Ordered to Jlwufw All For
eigners, Especially Americans'
Night A Woody Edict.
Washington, Feb. 22 The fr Jlowing
dispatch was received yesterday after
noon from Gen. Otis:
Manila, rib. 21.
Adjutant General, Washington The.
following was issued by an important
officer of the insurgent government at
Malolos, on February 15, lSDit, for ex
ecution during that evening and night,
in this city. OTIS.
"First You will so dispose that at
eight o'clock at night, the individuals
of the territorial militia at your order
will be found united in all of the
streets of San Pedro, armed with their
balos and revolvers or guns and am
munition, if convienient.
"Second Philippine famlies only
will be respected. They should not Iw
molested, but all other individuals of
whatever race they may be. w ill be ex
terminated without any compassion af
ter the extermination of the army of
"Third The defenders of the Phil
ippines in your command will attack
the guard at Pilibid. and liberate the
prisoners and 'prcsidiarios. and hav
ing accomplished this they will be
armed, saying to them: 'P.rothers, we
must avenge ourselves on the Ameri
cans, and exterminate them that we
may take our revenge for the infamy
and treachery which they have com
mitted upon us. Have no compassion
upon them; attack with vigor. All
Filipinos en masse will second you
long live Filipinos independence."
"Fifth The order which will be
followed in the attack will be as fol
lows: The sharpshooters of Tondo
and Santa Ana will begin the attack
from without and these shots will be
the signal for the militia of Troso
liinoudo, Quiato and Sampalo to go
out into the streets and do their duty;
those of Pake, Ermita and Maiate,
Santa Cruz and San Miguel will not
start out until 12 o'clock, unless they
see that their companions need as
sistance. "Sixth The militia of Tomlo will
start out at three o'clock in the morn
ing. If all do their duty revenge will
lie complete. Profilers. Europe con
templates us. We know how to die a"
men. shedding our blood in defense ot
the liberty of our country. Death to
"War without quarter to the false
Americans who have deceived us.
"Either independence or death."
The portion of Gen. Otis" indicated
by dashes, the officials were unable to
decipher to-night. Thereis no "fourth"
paragraph in the insurgent statement
as furnished to the press.
A FILIPINO STATEMENT.
The American Government and Admiral
Dewey. .en. Otis and Others Ac
cused of Treachery.
Hong Kong, Feb. 22. The following,
statement has been issued by the Fili
pino junta here:
"Information, which has leaked
through the Pinkertons sent by Pres
ident McKinley to investigate th
shipment of arms to the Filipinos,
show that the first shipment of arm
to Aguinaldo was made by, order o'
the American government through
Consul Wildnian. hence th" .diipment
per Wing Foi. The American govern
ment subsequently telegraphed to
cease this, coincident with the change
of policy to annexation. Mr. W ildm in
and Kear-Admiral Dewey promised to
pay, but have not yet paid for. a subse
quent expedition by the Abbey, au
thorized by Admiral Dewey, who. af
terwards seized the steamer, and she N
still held. Papers respecting this ar
now in the possession of the secretary
of the navy. The protestations c!
Admiral IVwey and other Americans
that they made no promises art-'
ridiculous. In view of these facts, let
the American people judge how- the pa
lion's word of honor was ple-Igcd io
the Filipinos, and confided in nv tiieai
and violated by the recent treachery
of Gen. Otis."
NEGR0S ISLAND OCRS.
Inhabitants Kalie the stars
Stripes and t'luiin Amerlcau
Manila. Feb. 22. Inhabitants of the
Negros island raised the l'nited States
flag over that territory immediately
after t!.e ci.pture of lloilo by th
Americans under Gen. Miller. The act
was done voluntarily. The news was
brought by four native commissioner,
who arrived yesterday. They claimed
American protection, and offered the
allegiance of the people of the Negros
island, which is located just south of
Panay and between that island and
Insurance Company's License Revoke.!.
Columbus. ()., Feb. 22. State Super
intendent Matthews yesterday revoked,
the license of the Traders' Kite Insur
ance Co., of Chicago, to do nusiness ;:i
Ohio, on the ground that the company
had written overhead insurance on
the American Strawboard factory at
Lima. After the license has iven su
pended for !)() days the company may
re-enter business in the state.
The best carver will let the knife &Iip.
aometimes, unless it is kept very sharp.
The great point in cooking a potato.,
by whatever method, ia to know when
it is- done.
To give a fine flavor to corned beef '
hash use good soup stock for moisten
ing, with a pinch of fait, sugar and '
To ive an appetizing flavor to -broiled
beefsteak cut an onion in half '
and rub it oyer the hot platter with tb