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It. II. ADt.lis. I'nbli.lipr.
Drig.-Gen. Chambers McKibbon as
sumed command of tin- barracks !it
Columbus. ().. on t 24th. He serv-d
with distinction in the war with Spain,
am was for a time governor of San
tiago. The annual conference of the Daugh
ters of the devolution convened " in
Philadelphia on tlie 24th. One hun
dred and seventy-live delegates, rep
resenting every state in the I'niiin, ex
cept two, were present.
A dispatch from Washington, on the
21st, said: "The condition of lleprc
Bentative P.aird. of Louisiana, remains
practically unchanged, lie is uncon
scious most of the time, and the end
is expected lK-fore long."
The German press does not take a
Serious view of the utterances of ( apt.
Coghlan. at the club dinner in Ncw
York recently, but seize upon the oi
Jx;rt unity to heap obloipiy upon th."
Lead of the gallant American otlicer.
It is denied that colored men par
took of the .Jefferson day dinner in
Mew York on the night if tin- ljth.
The report seems to have started from
the fact that a colored man and his
Bon were among the notables on the
The Methodist Ministers' assoeiati in.
V session at Cleveland. ( .. on the 2flh,
discussed the late Georgia ly aching,
and appointed a committee to draft
resolutions condemning the outrage as
well as the crime committed by the
victim of the mob.
M. Cantaciizcne has formed a cab
inet to succeed the Roumanian minis
try of Demetrio Stiirdsa. which r
tugned on the 11th. The premier will
take the portfolio of tin interior and
M. I.ahovaiv will take rare of the port
folio of foreign affairs.
Samuel II. Downey, deputy internal
revenue collector at Lancaster. I'a..
was arrested, oil the 2 It It. charged with
informing Jacobs and Kendig, the
cigurmakcrs arrested for counterfeit
ing, of the fact that Secret Service
Agent Hums was after them.
The senatorial elections for the new
Spanish cortis wire held on the 2od.
and Kissed off tranquilly throughout
tin' country. They resulted in giving
the government a larger majority in
the senate than it hail already secure J
ill the chamber of deputies.
In I'orto Kico a great oesire is mani
fested to learn Knglish. New text
books are licingpiihlisheil in this coun
try to replace the Spanish books now
in use in the schools there. A peda
gogical museum anil American library
has been established at San .luan.
Capt. John Dillon of the transport
Morgan City has been found guilty at
San Francisco of cruelly heating a sail
or on the high seas, and sentenced to
pay a fine of :;."U. Dillon almost killed
u sailor, who had struck his superior
while in an intoxicated condition.
Mayor Jones, of Toledo, C, and his
friends have decided not to go into the
newspaper business. Soon after tin
last election the mayor became inter
ested in a project to start a morning
newspaper ill that city to further the
municipal ownership idea, but the deal
lias fallen through.
The commissary department of the
m my has lccu authorized to issue to
such soldiers as desire it an equal val
ue in fish in lieu of the beef ration now
issued. 11am and ". h.-r articles of sale
of cquai miu.cv aiu." t. th.- :cci rn ly
be issued. To the present ration two
UIMHI'S of dried fruit is added.
An unexpected delay has: occurred in
the begot iat ams. looking to llie estab
lishment of an Alaskan boundary
modus vivendi which niakis tlie future
of the modus quite problematical. In
tended eon Sciences en the subject
Were held in Washington, on tiie List,
the result being far Iron! encouraging.
President z'.elaya of Ni-aragua has
granted an option, in force until .Taii
uary 1. Hunt, to Mr. Charles Niclioll.
Dritish consul at Managua, or to any
Company he may organize, to purchase
the railroads and stcamiioals of Nica
ragua, with the workshops appertain
ing to them, for the sum of li.jOO.tmn
Kit-hard .1. (Iglesby, former governor
of Illinois, soldier and statesman, died
a: his home at Oglehurst. near Klk
lutrt. HI., on the 24th. Concussion of
the brain, resulting from a fall, was
the direct cause of his death, but the
indirect cause was weakness, follow
ing a severe attack of the grip, from
which he suffered four years ago.
The annual meeting of the general
society of the Daughters of the Kevu
lutiou began in Philadelphia, on the
24th. and one of the most important
matters transacted was the ratification
liy the major organization of the "So
ciulition" (with the Daughters of the
American devolution) resolution previ
ously adopted by the board of man
agers. The president wiP. soon issue a
proclamation giving- effect to the new
extradition treaty between the Unit
ed States and Mexico, President Diaz
taking similar action in Mexic-o. The
text of the treaty has never been made
public, but liesides ptnrlding extradi
tion for all crimes, not political, itn
principal feature is its retroactive ef
fect, covering crimes committed while
no treaty existed.
NEWS IX BEIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
(The transport steamers Newport
. and Warren sailed from San Francisco,
for Manila, via Honolulu, on the 20th,
i carrying reinforcements for both army
At Phillips, Wis., on the 21st, Mich
ael liartciiius attempted to murder his
wife by shooting. He then turned the
weapon upon himself, inflicting fatal
injuries. Mrs. Hartemus will recover.
Domestic trouble was the cause of the
The Third Nebraska will be mus
ti red out May 11.
In a duel with pitchforks in an alley
in Chicago, on the 21st. Edward Ziek
itiond. white, stabbed Horace Scott,
colored, through the heart, and stood
over his prostrate form until he died.
The I'nited States supreme court
will adjourn for the present term on
The Munson line steamer F.Ila ar
rived at New York, on the 2':d. from
I'.araeoa. dihara. and Neuvitas. Cuba.
Slie brought 4U passengers, all but two
of whom were discharged or fur
loughed officers ami soldiers. There
was also a deserter on board. who was
placed under arrest on arriving at the
pier. He was a member of the hospital
corps at Neuvitas.
William 1). r.urdock, a glycerine
shooter, was blown to atoms at his
magazine near I trail ford. I'a.. on the
"-Mel. He was carrying a can of explo
sive when last seen alive. A few mo
ments later his magaTue. barn and
boilerhouse went up in a cloud of
smoke. Only small fragments of llur
dock"s body were found.
The burgomaster and eight mevi
bers of the town council of (laser. Hun
gary, have been arrested on a charge
oi forging bank notes. Tile operations
of the criminals have been going on
for t iv o years.
it is reasserted, in different reliable
quarters in Spain, that the attempts
of I 'on (alios to raise n loan on the se
curity of his Italian and Austrian es-
! laics have failed.
I Siir. Marconi, the distinguished elee-
trician. whose experiments in wireless
t legraphy have aroused a worldwide
interest, will visit the I'nited States
The agricultural implement ware
house of Kingman A- Co.. an eight
story brick structure located across
i'U alley from the new Ihiilingtou sta-
! tion. at Omaha. Neb., took fin- at ::(
p. in., of the 2:al. and was totally de
stroyed. The loss is .flu.iXM on build
ing and ST'i.nno on stock.
The s-lie'rlHirne school, a hoarding
institution for boys, located in tiie
suburban town of San Katael. Cal.,
was burned on the 2i!d. There were
a number cf daring rescues, but
Charles Armstrong, the six-year-old
son of an army oiliccr now in Manila,
rushed into the burning building for
si me pur lose, and was lost.
One of the most severe and desper
ately contested battles that has oc
curred since the lighting with the Fili
pinos began, occurred in the vicinity
of tjuingua on the L'.al. it is known
that the American loss was eight men'
i . : 1 1 .. i.i ... j '
hlili-il aim -la woiiiiiicu. .tuning I lie
killed were Col. Stotsenbiirg and I.ieut.
r'isson, of the First Nebraska, which
regiment suffered the heaviest.
As a resuit of his allusion, in an
impromptu speech at tlie Union League
club. New York, to the conduct of the
German fleet at .Manila miring the war
with Spain, ("apt. Joseph I!. Coghlan
will, in all probability, be relieved of
the command of the Kaleigh. the navy
department having laken umbrage at
lis undiplomatic utterances.
Two of the most remarkable statues
ever found have just Imoii unearthed
by M. I icorges l.egrain, a French
yptologist. from the ruins of the
temple at Karnak. on the upper Nile.
'ne of these is in alabaster
n seats the great Thebnu goi
'1 his ala iiaster god is is Yet
v.. ;s originally made t'roai
, and rep
ii : " ii, a ud
block of stone, lie
sfct'le in the world.
i;: the pn sencc of
ji'e, v ho sent aloi t
aril shouts of .
nearly 2. .!' peo
vclls of iletiaiieo
Sa:n Ibis,', who
inli ne. I : t
;;s lirst mutilated and then
the stake in : public road
hu:-;iod at tl
take in a public road
one and one-hall
miles from Xcwnan.
(!a.. on the 2:;d.
"ruin a dispatch received bv Seere
laiy Long from Admiral Dewey, on
the 2:;d, it is evident tlie latter is still
in the dark respecting the whena
U uts of Lieut, (lilmore and party
from the Yorktewn. who.it is thought.
were ambushed and captured bv a
party of Filipinos while going ti res
i ue Spanish prisoners near I'.aler.
At mass meeting in Music hall. St.
Louis, on the night of the 22d, it w is
announced be To re adjournment, amid
the most unlioumleil enthusiasm, that
$188.8.131.52(1 was in sight out of the pro
posed ."1.11011.011(1. feud, and the com
mit tee of 2UII assured the meeting that
the balance would lie raised.
From .la pan the death in prison is
it-ported of the fanatic jMilice officer
who attempted to assassinate the pres
ent czar of Kussia. when he was traveling-
in Japan, prior to his aco-ssion
to the throne. The wou'd-be- a.-sassbi
inflicted an ugly sword wound upon
the head of Nicholas.
The family of Sir Samuel Kdward
Scott, conservative tnemlier of the
British parliament for West Maryle-Ih.ih-.
is in a state of great consterna
tion over the mysterious disappear
ance of Lady Scott, who was Laily
Sophie lieatrix Mary Cadogan, daugh
ter of the Karl of Cadogan.
At Ardniore, I. T.. on the 24th. in a
quarrel over a trival matter. Jack Pe
tray shot and killed his father.
Vice-I'resijent Hohart sat up (or
several hours, on the 24th. anil his Cim-
OiUOn COUtlUUua ----.-lir;njiiijj.
Tlie steamer Murciu, Capt. Lars,iv,
belonging to the Knglish-Americar.
Shipping Co., limited, of London, whicr
left Huclva, Spain. April . Ihuii1 f-n
Philadelphia, ran ashore while enter
ing tlie channel at Hamilton, Hcrni'l
da, on the 2fth. and foundered. All or
bt.ii rd the steamer were saved.
The appearance of San Jose scale U
causing great alarm to farmers in
Lucas county, O. Several valuable'
orchards have already been destroyed
The statement of the condition oi
the treasury issued onthe24th showed:
Available cash balance, $2-4.1s7,(!i2;
gold reserve, $242,(M'.l.".ii7.
The jury in the Windsor hotel fir
inquest in New York city brought ir.
a verdict, on the 24th, that the fir;
was caused by accident. The police
slill have $10iKiu worth of uni-laiim-i:
jewelry and other valuables recovered
from the ruins.
Hrig.-Gen. John .'. Hates, U. S. V.
who was recalled recently from Cuba
will go to Manila.
The Wei la ml canal was opened foi
traflie on the 24th.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The Corcan diplomat who has been
appointed to succeed Mr. Chin Pom
Ye. who has been transferred to Kus
sia, France and Austria, is Prince Min
Yong Whan, first cousin to the kinir.
Second cousin to the Tate queen, and
uncle to the crown princess. He speaks
Knglisli. and stands very high in the
tstimatioii of foreigners as well as
Col t ans.
(ion. (lively, chief signal otlicer. has
been informed that the most efficient
ti legi aph service ever usi;d in war time
has been established in the l'hilip-
'lies. . flying line is used to connect
the different commands, and telephone
si r ice is us.il at the front. Over l.nnn
iai ssages are daily transmitted be
tween the oliiceis of (ien. Otis' com
mand. Heavy fighting against enormous
odds and an advance of lour uiiies. on
the 2".t!i. prepared the way for a joint
attack by tin forces of (ien. MaeAr
thur and (ien. Halo, on the rilipino
cite nf I :i 1 1 1 in t ti I Mativ il.'il-iior ,.v-
jdoits marked the American advance.
Olive llo.'iians. well known as a child
actress, ili-d at her home in H;.de
l'aik. Mass.. on the 2."jth. Her per
formance of little LortJ i'auntelrov. iti
the dramatization of Mrs. I'.uniett's
story, won her great fame. She was
about 2U years of age.
The second congress of the Woman's
Whist league began in Washington, on
the 2"iih. with :;.Vi players in attend
ance, including marly all of the most
j rominciit women whisters in the
country, and rcprosciniLig nearly ev
I'y an explosion of benzol in Fleer's
chi mical works in Philadelphia, on the
L'.'th. two men were killed, two others
are unaccounted for, and one woman
was fatally injured. A score of other
persons were more or less seriously in
jured. The gallant marines w ho lost their
lives in the early lighting around
(iiiantanamo. an to be interred in Ar
lington cemetery beside the bodies of
the soldiers whose remains were re
cently brought from Cuba and Porto
President Iglesias of Costa Pica
called informally on President McKin
le at the White House on the 2.".th. lie
was received in the lfluo room.
Tin' statement of the condition of
the treasury issued on t he 2 .It h showed:
Available cash balaYco, .2s:;,'j77,457;
gold reserve, $2 12,." 12.2(14.
CURRENT NEWS NOTES.
The Hannibal (Mo.) street railway
system has been sold 1o llaynes Pros.,
of New York.
Joseph P. Palmer,
mitted suicide at St
taking a iln.-c of
s:: years old. corn
Louis. Friday, by
morphine at his
All attempt was made to kill Mi;s
Pi se Jo! o;i. of ( Ineirinali. by sending
lief poi.-otied clliwin:. oum throliidl
the n ail.
City. K'v., w is al- iost destroyed
by lire Friday. Fieveti l..ii!i'it!irs are
The o!!,-i;,l re
r cent, oi t lie
at crop i
Male Is oosl loyet;
The transport Se.'gwiek is
Cayo Cardenas. ( iiba. She
lanl the la-t of tin- trooi
lu tes' iii i.- ion.
ii is proi.aiile t iat t le .V issnnri i
, .. .. i
orewels Wll contot the I at IIS beer
bil! on the ground of technical irregu
larities in its passage.
Orrin Curvcy. aged .V.. a well-to-do
fanner, livinir eiuht miles west of Tav-
lorville. 111., eotnniitteil suicide by
Eliooting. No cause is known.
There is trouble over an ourang
outang chris'eiiiiig at. Kansas fit v.
Mo. The Kpiscopal ministers have de
nounced the act as sacrilegious.
'1 he Arkansas Puakers' association
has petitioned Cov. Jones to be lenient
with the insurance companies so that
they may resume business in the
A private of one of the western res:i
ments, who was a miner, has discov
ered gold in one of the little streams
that aUuiml near Manlia. It does not
Senator Woleott. of Colorado, will
ask the president to appoint Mrs. II.
tabor to fill the vacancy created in
the Denver post oflice by the death of
Capt. Joseph M. Hinds, of Decatur,
Ala., late consul ireneral to the Ar
gentine Cepublie. has lieen appointed
assistant director in the military mail
service at Manila.
Officials of the state department ex
press surprise at the story that San
tiago Murphy, who is charged with
embezzling Mexican national bank
funds, has been carried from Kansas
City over to Mexico, where he is naw
' reported to be iu jail.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Dr. TV. II. ieliier Killed.
r. William H. (ieigcr, of St. Jo
Kph, was killed by an accidental dis
charge of his shotgun. He and his
wife had prepared to spend the day in
the country. She was seated in the
buggy and her husband was climbing;
in with the gun in his hand. The
hammer caught in the wheel, and the!
entire charge entered the doctor's left
side below- the ribs, causing a frightful
wound. He lived but 20 minutes, lie
was "J" years old.
I nlvemitr Attendance.
Dr. I!. If. Jesse, president of state
university, states that the enrollment
at Columbia has reached MM), and thai j
the enrollment of the school of mines i
at Kolla has reached 12.. making a 1
grand total for the university of !i2. !
This is the largest enrollment in tlr i
history of the university. Dr. Jes-e 1
says the enrollment will probably ;
reach l.ooo next year.
AttemptM to Dciitroy Trains.
Two attempts were made to destroy
J'urlington trains with dynamite near
Nodaway, a small station between M.
Joseph and the Iowa line. Sticks of
dynamite were laid on the track and
the Denver flyer was given a shock
that broke all the windows in 1U-:
coaches. The Omaha express had a
similar, but more severe shock tea
I Au:iiiiist I Hele Snm.
I". L. Colton. of Sullivan. Crawford
county accused of using cancelled
! postage stamps, was arr.iurned before
, Judge Adams in the federal distri -t
t c urt at St. Louis, and pleaded not
i iriiiltv. His bail was fixed at 200 and
trial si t for Mnv
Tcnchcr linrt.-.l w ith Cruelly.
i Prof. Isaac Walker, for several years
I a teacher of penmanship in the public
schools, at St. Joseph, was arrest". 1,
; riccntly, on a chaiL-e of twice crue'Iy
. v hippin"- Clyde Walker. 12 years old,
for infraction of school rules.
! Denolltieeil h Sncr.lc KiuUM.
' There is trouble over an oratv;
j oi.tang christening at Kansas City,
j The Kpiscopal ministers have de
IH i.Miced tlie act as sacrilegious. Tic!
jcircminiy was performed by the cle
I pliant trainer at the Zoo.
Waininn'H Minliuinry Conference.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
conl'i renee of the M. F.. church, south,
embracing the same territory covered
by the Missouri conference of the M.
V.. church, south, will meet in-Mexico
May 2 to a.
llnsy Seiginjg C'ilcurM.
Internal Kcveuue Collector (Iren
tii r's entire force of assistants i
busy, at St. Louis, seizing cigars tear
ing vountei feit stamps, and their cap
tures ; unit to about luu.nno.
In the I'rmriirr of Ilia Wife.
While standing lieside his wife on
his front steps, lion. .John A. McCor
I mack, aged 74 years, and one of the
j most widely known men in the vicini
j ty of Iroiidale, fell dead.
A Younfc Collcue I'reNlilent.
j John Henry McCracketi. aged 24. has
t In en elected president of cstminster
college, t ulton. l rof. .Met raeken la
the son of the chancellor of the New
York university. ,
OlileNt Mason and llnlster.
llev. .losiah MeCary. the oldest Free
Mason and the oldest minister of the
(.ospel in Missouri, died at his home
in Nevada. The deceased was K2.
In the orthern Countiew.
In many of the northern counties
the soil is slill too heavy and cold to
work, and little has been done, except
in the most favorable localities.
David Sidey. a w
alt by retired busi
taken to -Mount
m ss man. died at
Jlis remains wen
l liasanl. la..
AiIc OntlooU IVoniisint;
F.nrly fruits are coming into bloom
central couniics. and the pres-
ent out look lor a
excellent ill all see
lart e apple crop id
Ilonuht By cvv t nrki-n.
The llaniilbiii street railway system
:,;s been : oid by .1. II. (iarth to llaynes
I'.: if hers of New ork. who will ;it
c::c. lend the road.
The llrrnem Kuy l-'iiiht.
it is probable that the Missouri
blew cis will contest the Farris be.-r
1 ill ii the ground of technical irrcg l
larities in iis passage.
T":cd Farrar. aged
liceman at St. Loui.-
ten, played l
to arrest his five-year-old brother,
shooting him fatally.
A I'olk Comity l'loneer.
John Winton, on, of Polk county's
I pioneer settlirs, died near .Morrison
ville. of pneumonia, a lew days ago.
' He was S3 years.
Cyelubc In Holt County.
A cyclone passed through southeast-
em Holt county. Several thousand
dollars' damage was inflkicd cn
houses aud barns.
Corner Stone Iold.
The corner-stone of St. Anthony's
hospital. St. Louis, was laid with im-
Anulted by Hi Son.
Joseph liyhia. s2 years old, was as
saulted and seriously injured by his
young and vigorous son, ir. St. Louis,
few nights ago.
Considerable land has lieen prepared
for corn, and planting is in progress
in the central and southern sections,
of the state.
Bad Meadow Pound t.nllty.
At Ozark. Hud Meadows, vaa foun-i
juilty of killing Steve Hilyvu, a.;d he
was sentenced o ten years in tlie P".s.-iteutiaxy.
THE MISSOURI LEGISLATURE.
rrooftedlnc of the Fortieth (ieneral Aw
JETTFTISOX CITY. April 10. Th" hnu
jvisse;! :i bill, yestenlay. reijufritiK tha
puUic authorities of cities to iliise of
Iraie hises f..r the use of streets or pub
lic propcriv t" the highest rcsixinsilile
I'i.Mt-r, after having duly advertised thfl
tiime. In no case shall the amount "f
purchase be less that two per rent, of th
(tri.:s earnings during each year of occu
pation. Hv a farpre majority the house passed a
bill, introduced hy Mr. Ifrown. of Newton,
to inise a special tax of $1" on each
foreisrii coriMiration authorized to du busi
ness in this state.
House committee on ways and means
reHrted favorably a bill introduced by
Mr. Clark, of Audrain, which would re
quire every corporation, domestic or for
cimi. doinjr business in the slate to pay
an annual license of i" cents on each tl.uutf
of its c.-tnital stock.
The senate passed the antf-trust Mil In
troduced by Senator Wilson, of Ilatte.
about a mouth aK" without a dissenting
The senate passed a bill prepared by
Senator Youim. of Kansas City, to appro
priate !".!" for the establishment of a
colony for feeble-minded persons.
An effort was made in the senate, but
failed, to pass Senator Kollir.s' bill to re
peal all the immigration laws over the
JKKFKRS'iX CITY. April .Tester
day the house passed the Karris beer in
'J'he rejHirt of the Lexow committee was
fled in the senate and ordered printed,
and piven precedence over other printing.
'1 hi house general road law was called
Up in tlie senate and passed.
1 hi- senate took up a committee bill to
impose a state tax of il" a year on all
in resists who sell intoxicants. After con
sm:i rahle discussion the bill was made
siicial order lor lin.il disposition next
Tuesday at 11 a. m.
Tlie house passed a bill to disqualify
persons eoitvieted of larceny in any de
fcivo from serving as Jurors or voting at
any election unless their disabilities
should be removed by the governor. It is
said that this bill will disqualify more
thai; 2.'"" negro voters in St. Louis, who
lit one time or another have been con
v ii ted of larceny.
Tlie house defeated Senator rrabU's
bib to authorize the governor to appoint
an agent to settle claims lietwoeu the
state and tile I niied States on land sales.
day the house
4-t.m-nrrtMl" in tlie senate
I 't V" . it ! -......
jim.-n.:m-nt lm-r.-.-tsn.K tn- aiiropnati"ii
.,-ns.-s ..! i his assembly. The bill will
at once t tne uvernr f-r hU sin.iiure.
will be aviiilalile ;is sn.m as tin.
Ficns the bill.
l.ru.leiiee has teporte.l favorably the Slata
i:e.artinent store mil. I
The house has passe.1 the bill to ai- I
rnoiiliz!iiK tlie state troo;.s for tlie late i
war. It will Im necessary for the state
to t:iy !h eilainis lirst; later, the national
liovertiroent will rel'untl the money. The
appropriation will not tie avail. iblc. how- :
ever, in; August.
With jr. votes to spare the Koliins bar- '
1..... I. ill ,1... 1........ 1, ..... .. i.l....
a slate l..'.ar l of 'burlier examiners, lo'con-
si.-t oi three inenmers. Kach barber will
be reouireil to pay a statt1
p.-r v-.ir. The measure h
liCel.se of Jl
abolish the barbers' "colleges."
lly a. vote that was almost unar.irr.ou the
Sena.te in.leMnitelv postpone,! ie bouse'
bill to provide that trie clerical work of ;
i .o li assembly shall lie itone liy contract j
to be let in tlie usaal way. j
The ileinoerats rallied their fore's .mil
P.-.sse.l the Nesbit election bill. Kr the
lirsi lime ilui'itm the session i-very lein-i- i
iraiie member was in tiis seat with the!
exception of those who are on the sick j
list. Kvery ib-moerat present voted for I
the bill except Johnson, of New Aiailrid. !
The N'esliit bill was a caucus measure,
It woulil provide lor three election nm-
sion. rs for St. Louis-, all to lv i.,H.iate,l
bv the irov.-rnor. t wo must belong to the
dominant party, and one to the minority
party. It.- commissioners are to have
entire supervision of tin reirisiration of
in nr i
voters and thi conduct of all elections.
The bill iliffers from the present law in
many respects, one In particular, that the
republican member is not empowered tu
Select half of the o'liee torce.
JKKFKKSMX CITY. April Xnthlns
of importance was transacted In entlier
branch yesterday. Forty-two members of
the s-nate ami house were at Kulla, vis
ltimc the school of mines.
JKr'FKRSdX CITY. April 24. The sen
ate was not in session on the 24th. The
house passed the general appropriation
Memorial services were held In the
house at niimt as a mark of resjiect to
the memory of the lute J. I). Ellis, of
Tin senate bill to empow-er constables
In St. Louis to appoint their deputies
without the latter beins; subject to ap
proval by the justices of the peace was
A bill was Introduced by Mr. Haw
thorne, which provides that In landlord
and tenant suits before justices of the
peace and the title to proierty is in
volved, such cases shall be certified to the
circuit court forthwith. Mr. flenrv ex
pressed a f.ar that the bill mlchl work a
hardship on poor persons, while .Mr.
I I.i wt home eoni-nded that onlv the dis
honest would suffer. The measure passed '
bv a vote of xi to 31
The house adopteil the senate amend
meii's to what is known as the anti-
1 inkerton bill, a measure hit roll 1 in
ti e house by ."dr. Sullivan, of I'hristian.
The alUenilui.Tlt provMeS that no one w-lm
1 lias not resi.le.l Pi the state for three
j ye; rs inn In- appoiiiteii ;i polieema ii. dep
i uty sliei-itf or deputy constable. The bill
also m.iK. s it a i. iony to import noa
respleiit aimed m-ii into the state.
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New York. April 24. Cv.rtori C.
Webster who. seven years ago. killed
Charles K. (loodwiu in New York has
bet ii released from Sing Sing prison.
(! said his plans had not yet lieeti ful
ly made up. but he intimated to the
prison clerk that he would again In
come a bookmaker.
Webster killed (iondvvin in a ciuar-
rel which followed an alleged insult by
(ioodwin to Kvelyn (Iranville. Wei-
sfi r's common law wife. He reeeiv-'d
ii sentence of !'. years, being convicted
of manslaughter in the first degree.
On DeceinlHT 'MK last. (iov. Clack com
muted his sentence to ten years, suli
jeet to commutation for good be
havior. He has served six years and a
half, and his good conduct caused him
to receive three and a half years" com
mutation. Mow Downey Worked Jacobs.
Chief Wilkie and Capt. IJurns ar
rived here late last night from Lan
caster with Deputy Internal Collector
Downey in their custody. The pris
oner was turned over to Deputy Unit
ed States Marshal Foster.
Laurence Sterne, the English writer,
Lad fine theories about conjugal be
havior, but did not carry them into
practice. He said one day to Garriek:
"The husband who behaves unkindly to
Lis wife deserves to have his house
burned over his head." The famous ac
tor said, quietly: "I hope yours is well
Doctors will appreciate a new medi
cine case haying hinged partitions with
spring clamps for the bottles, the ends
of the case dropping into a horizontal
position and exposing paper tablet for
HI 1 CHI.
The Americans Drive the Numerous
and Strongly-Entrenched En
emy Back Four Miles.
DARING FEATS OF VALOR BY OUR BOYS,
A Plan to Vi'rcck the Artillery Trail
that Failed Farced a I'nwace
Thruusth the WihhIk Volunteer
for a UaanrriiM Eiplolt The
Manila. April 20. C.en. MacArhtur's
division fought its way to the Filipiuo
trenches before Calumpit yesterday,,
advancing- four miles, mostly through
woods and jungle, aud crossing; the
This was accomulished at a cost to
the Americans of six killed and 2S
wounded. The First South Dakota
regiment being the heaviest loser.
I'liKUril totheOutxkirtM of nlumpit-
Aftcr fording the river the South
Dakotnns nursued the insurgents to
the outskirts of Calumpit, but the town
was found to lie so strongly protected
that (Ien. MacArthur deemed it best
to withdraw the tired fighters, and go
into camp for a night's rest before the
The largest buildings in Calumpit
were being tired by the Filipinos while
the Americans were crossing the river,
fully a mile away, indicating the ene
u.y's intention to abandon the pine.
The insurgents seem to have adopt-
srttlt'd poliry f ivtiriiiif from vne
jinsitioii v.flvv another. Jitter inti:etmij
f the irivatest jHssil)Ie I.inia-e upon the
1 uflviitieino- armv.
I 111! inner, i-Mi-onit , l e
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drilled. F.vcrv foot of the ground was
j tenaciously disputed by tue thorotigli-
1 v-orirani.ed troops, who stood rcniark-
ablv firm even before artillery.
I'llinned to Wreck Our Artillery.
The enemy had planned to wreck our
! artillery transort train. This at-
tempt w::s a failure, but a span of the
iron railway bridire over the river was
! uostroyed. lianiM'riug the American
transportation for some time.
The Filipinos cut the girders, in
tending to have the structure fall with
the train, but it collapsed premature
ly of its own weight.
The IlilKlilltf lllvcr Fortified.
The liagbag river, vvhtch is -iboitt 1U0
yards wide at that point, was splendid
ly fortified, and tin mericans werc
compclled to approach over an opc.
sii:ie fi'ioii Aibii.ti tlo. i,.lu.l brut
i : . . '
! cleared every obstrucfion to sight. 1 lie
j .lllk of t. riv,.ri a j,;, ,ir. ,vas
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surmounted with trenches, capped
With rocks, looniioiod and i.nrtlv hid-
den by bushes.
(.en. Wheaton's brigade approached
the river along the railroad, leaving
camp lieyond Malolos city. (ien. Male's,
which started Monday, was earner on
the march, and sweeping westward
toward the railroad. 'iie armored,
train was licing pushed by Chinese, the
Twentieth Kansas regina nl advancing
iv an extended order on the Ief. and
the First Montana regimen! with l!io
I'tah light artillery, on the riiii.
Itniid-Fire (inim and M-INander
Tiie mpiil-!iring g ir.s on the trait;
"opened the ball" at tl".T a. tn.. aooiit
a mile from the riv.'r. their poping al
ternating continuously with the uooni
of the six pounders.
The .Montana regiment and the ("tali
artillery batteries at the same time
t-htercd the jungle, from which the in
surgents, who were occupying- a large
straggling village. Hub, jioured heavy
forced a PrntMaife Thronuh Wood.
In the course of an hour the Amer
icans had forced a passage Tf rouirh
the woods to the open space in fix nt
of the river, and the artillery, imme
diately on wheeling into the open, be--an
shelling the Filipino trenches.
ill the meantime Co. Ix. Twentieth
Kansas, led by Capt. I'. 'It wood, per
formed one of the most biiliiant
achievements of the campaign. The
regiment was being Ii,-ld in reserve,
and Co. K charged a iptarter of a mile
over a corn field to the bank of the
river, near the bridge, where the in
surgents, from a trench, were pepper
ing the armored train, then alxuit 2D0
yards back down the track. The com
pany found shelter in a ditch.
oianteer for n llnnerriinii Kloit.
Col. Frederick Funston called for
volunteers to cross the rier. and the
colonel himself, I.ieut. Hall, a private
of Co. K. a private of Co. L", Trumpeter
Harstield and CorMral Ferguson, of
Co. I. crawled along the iron girders.
While this was going on the men of
Co. K. from the ditch, were fusilading
he trenches in the endeavor to divert
rttentiou, but the Filipinos got the
range from a trench down the river,
and their bullets si win spattered the
water under the structure.
Having reached the broken span, the
small but valorous party of Ameri
cans slid down the caisson, swam a
few yards to the shore, and crawled
up the bank, the little colonel leading
the way to the trenches, revolver in
hand, while the few remaining Kilt
"It XI mm Sot Mueh to Ilo.
Col. Funston said afterwards:
"It wasn't, much to do. We knew
(hey could not shoot straight, and that,
our Imivs would tend to them while we
Cen. Hale's troops, on the right, had
the hardest fight. They followed the
north bank of the river nearest the
town, from the east, with the First
Nebraska regiment on the left and the
First South Dakota and the Fifty-first
Iowa beyond. The country to lie trav-
rrsed was mostly jungle, but the Fili
pinos stood their ground even in the.