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JEFFERSON CITY$MI8S0TOit Tit7 ' JPAY, JANUARY 2, 1890.
OOXSi SHOESt GROCER-
rAnftrtllT-M MAI. 'IV KTH.
uuiiiry itouuco nougm anu som.
s'nciiyerca free ol cuargo to
'003. V"cst Mnin and Corner
3D -wi a- h: n?.
'lories,. Agricultural Implements
jjgCarts, . 1'lows, Harrows, Hay
ttiorn ,snciiort3,,ioea winters,
llvTO.t Wcat Main Street.
rlm R E P H L 0.
W -DKALEH IN-
Bum Pasua has had a rolapso. There
la secondary hemorrhage from the oar,
and groat anxiety Is folk,
Tins Now York City Southorn Sooloty,
on tho 20th, adopted' formal resolutions
of sorrow for tho doath of Ilonry W,
This formal accession of' Carlos I. as
King of Portugal was .proclaimed, on
tho 28th, with claborato and Improsstvo
A KUiimitt of Pronoh, Portuguese,
Gorman and Italian merchants rosidlng
and doing business In Brazil havo ap
plied to their respective govprnmonts
for, protect Ion.
Loud SAusnuuv has assontod to
Portugal's request for delay In regard to
notion in tho African mattor until tho
full account of Sorpa Pinto's doings
reaches .Lisbon. .' ',.
JoUK Tkmpleton Coomdoe, president
Of tho Columbia Hank of lloaton, died
on tho 28th, of "la grippe," Mr. Cool-
idgo was one of tho oldest bank presi
dents In Boston.
Successor to J. E. Ilemmel)
i DEALER IN
Staplo nnd Fancy Groceries, and
, keeps constantly in stock a large as
sprttuent of Glassware nnd Queens
'ware, cto. Highest market pried
tajd for country produce. Goods
lolJVcrcd to any part of tho city free
Stt cliargo. Give Iilin a call.
C. ft L. 1AGHER
JEFFERSON CITY, MO.
'KJ3G AND BOTTLED BE EE.
Havo the largest Brewing and
Uotlling House Wst of St. Louis.
Trm Egyptian steamer Massourah loft
Ilagamoyo for Mombassa, on tho 27th,
whenco Bho will proceed to Cairo via
Suez. Moutenant, Stairs and somo of
Kmln Pasha's troops aro on board.
TnmtlFio gales visited Now York,
Pennsylvania and other States, on tho
20th, doing untold dainago to property
and causing tho loss of many lives, with
personal injury to scores of others.
TunnK are now upwards of olovon
thousand idlo worklngmcn In tho Char-
lorol district of Ilelgium and tho strikes
aro slowly increasing. Tho men aro all
peaceably disposed and no disturbances
W. AV. WAGNER, Proprietor.
Sfi.OO PEE 3D .A. "ST.
Cor. High and Monroe Sis.
Enlarged, refitted and furnished.
.First class in all departments. Ac
commodating and trusty porters at
. Electric Bells and Hess Guest call
yinl'Flro alarm in evcrv room. Oflleu.
mill tn rrrntt" n twl flitnot
f$l&' 'Ssta'plo rooms in the city on tho first
I &.-' floor. '
DEALER IN AND MANUFACTURER Olf
MARBLE 0 AND GRAMTEs
Monuments and Headstones,
Adjoining Merchant'. Bank, Jefferson St.
CORNER HIGH AND MADISON STS.
FRED. KNAUT, Proprietor.
TES $2.00 PER DAY.
phono communications and other
atlern conveniences. Commercial
ineit will 11 nil t to their Interest to
stqp at the Uity. It is centrally lo
vatcd and its sample rooms arc the
best .Trusiy porlcrs at all passcn
tinfiri Maohinn RonnirQbnnc
Bi.SS;CA8'riN08 madk to order-
fe:Wvo us n call for anything in our
ii ' ' , '( . i ; . ,
jbops on Jefferson street, between
qgklin nnd Ashley.
BRIERS' HOME, "
M- purchased the "Farmers'
ljN! rnrnnr nf .TpfnrRnii nnd
iln 'streets, and put everything
!tho premises in good order, I
the patronago cf farmers and
pass Meals -and Lodging,
est .nation, wines, oeer ana
eilwavs on hand. Good horse
irwton lots. Rates very reason
TSVftro rrtannrtf fnlltr
P'FRED. TRUETZEL, Prop.
fcTA, 't TV
10 STEAM FITTER
tfprXletroit Gas Machine Co
utjuunj; i'uuiio una privna
f Iron and -Wood Pumps and
ff.rsueec j.eau," item Tubs,
tfflffltxvt, plosets, Rubber
rbVjini, Check Valves, Stop
i tori Etc. ;Stem JleatlnE ,
Mfl (lmatrglven on;li;lrln(i
What amounts to a panic exists among
tho farmers of Bomo of tho counties of
Mlddlo Tonncssco, tho causo being tho
iarlng oporations of a gang of horso
thlevos that' has been operating therq
for sCVoral months.
On tho 20th, tho oightioth annlver-
lary of his birth, Hon. Wm. E. Glad;
stono rocolvod 200 telegrams and 600
tetters of congratulations. Tho first
tolcgram received wa3 from tho Prlnco
and Princess of Wales.
REI'KESKNTATIvn TOM CARTH1C, ol
Montana, chairman of tho commlttcoon
mines and mining, is credited with
having forgotten uioro about mining
law and lr- , iaw than most men acquire
in tho c arso of a llfo time.
Tms now Pacific Mall steamer China
Sailed from SanFranclsco for Yokohama
and Ilong Kong on tho 20th. Captain
Soabury said ho would endeavor to
mako tho voyage between that port and
xokohamu in lourteon
Tue cltlzons of Atlanta, Ga., paid
tribute to tho memory of Henry Grady,
on tho 20th, by a publio meeting at So-
Glvos' Opcra-Houso, presided ovor by
tho mayor, and at which addresses wore
aollvorod by many proininont people or
News comes from Hurontown, in thi
northern peninsula of Michigan, of the
burning to doath of a family named
Gross and a visitor, consisting in all ol
oloven porsons, by tho destruction ol
their dwelling caused by tho overturn
lng of a lamp.
A technical school Is bolng founded
at Llogo by Italian monks, at which
1.000 boys can bo accommodated. The
object Is to furnish mechanical training
with such religious accompanlmonts ai
It is hoped will chock tho growth of So
cialism among tho Industrial classes.
It Is confidently oxpectod that the
coming spring will witness scrloua
troublo In Oklahoma. Tho "regular"
settlers havo arrived at tho conclusion
that tho "soonors" must go. Tho lattor
aro thoso who slipped in In advanco of
tho tlmo appointed by tho President.
Rev. William ii. IlunuARD, pastor
of tho First Presbvtorian Church of Au'
burn, N. Y., stopped in the mlddlo of
his sermon, on tho 29th, and dismissed
his congregation as a robuko to tho
choir, whoso frivolous behavior during
sorvlco was scandalizing tho sacred edl
A Mon of sovoral hundred masked
men raided tho jail at llarnwell Court
Houso, S. C, at two o'clock on tho
morning of tho 28th, ovorpoworod tho
teller and took out olght negro prison'
ors, charged with murder, whom they
carried to tho outskirts of tho town and
shot to death.
The striking Knights of Labor loath'
er workers, of Woburn, Mass., havo ifr
sued a statement of their caBO to tho
public They admit tho shrinkage in
value of manufactured products during
the year, but assert that this has boon
fully balanced by rcducod cost of raw
material and lower wagos. 'Ahoy OX'
press willingness to arbitrate tho dis
The National Loaguo for tho Protec
tion of American Institutions has been
Incorporated in Now York "to secure
constitutional and logislatlvo safeguards
for the protection of tho common-school
system and other American institutions,
and to promoto public instruction in
harmony with such institutions, and to
provent all soctarian denominational
appropriation of publio funds."
James Fioert, a woll-drcssod and ap
parently woalthy man, supposod to bo
from San Francisco, oroatod excltomont
in tho Catholic Church at San Mateo,
Cal., on tho night of tho 20tb, by com'
mlttlng sulolde. At tho close of tho sorv
ices' ho calmly arose,- drew a pen-knlfo
and out his throat throe times boforo
any ono could Interfere, Iledled In five
minutes without speaking a word.
A piePATCii Uym Bio do Janeiro states
that a plot to overthrow tho provisional
1 government had been 'discovered, and
Dom Pedro was implicated in it. In the
.belief that, tho deposed Emperor was
plotting against the now' government
tbo .provisional rulers revokoi the de
.one graRww mm nnniigr.
Personal and general.
Uive convicts who 'wore making
Christmas pudding in tho penitentiary
at Kingston, Ont, on tho night of tho
24th, ..overpowered three officials in tho
bako-shop, scaled tho walls and escaped.
Had they desired, they could havo no
cured tho keys, which Wore on tho per
son of Keeper Urennan, and lot 500 des
Tue Unltod States war-shin Ei.lor-
prlso arrived at Gibraltar on tho 20th.
Sovcral of hor officers and crow were
suffering from influenza, and tho ship
was consequently quarantined, whoro
Upon sho procoeded wostward.
Tire lnfluonza. which is almost onl-
Memlb in Paris, la'assumirig'tt morn boi!--
ous typo than that which characterized
It at tho outsat. Many cases havo do-
volopod into pnoumonla with fatal re
The Provincial Government of Para.
Prazll, has established in its own inter
est a monopoly of tho India rubber trado
against which many exporting houses In
'ara, chlouy American and French,
havo emphatically protested.
The Russian Influenza has roached
tho Rooky mountains. Throe-fourths
of tho citizens of Denver aro sufforlng
from It. Reports from Choyonno are to
tho eftcot that that city Is similarly af
Late roports from tho see no of tho
rioting at Jcssup, Ga., placo tho num
ber Killed at ton.
The city solicitor of Philadelphia has
decided that tho Eight-Uour law is ap
plicable to tho departments undor con
trol of tho city govarnmont Tho law
was onaoted by tho Pennsylvania Logls
laturo twenty-ono years ago, but has re
mained a dead lottor until attention was
recently called to it by tho United
Three workmen woro injured, ono of
them fatally, by tho falling of a scaffold
at tho new building of tho Thompson'
Houston Electric Light Conipat at
Omaha, Neb., on tho 20th.
The Unltod States crulsor Charleston
went into commission, on tho 20th, at
San Francisco, Captain George C. Romy
taking command. Commodore llonham
and his officers and many cltlzons wit'
ncssod tho hoisting of tho flags, and tho
band played "Tho Star Spangled Han'
ncr." Tho Charleston will probably
not bo ready for soa until February.
A severe shock of earthquake oc'
curred at Aclrcalo, Sicily, on tho 20th,
throwing down several housosand bury
ing their occupants boncath tho ruln3.
Zaaliiero's Immense carpet manu
facturlng works at Loyden, Holland,
wero dostroyed by lire on tho 20th. Tho
less Is vory heavy anda largo number of
operatives aro thrown out of work.
Duiiino tho temporary absence of
Mrs. Lena Schlp from hor homo in
Omaha, on tho 20th, tho houso caught
flro and hor throo children, .a boy of
soven, a girl of tour and a six-months-old
baby-boy, who woro looked in tho
houso, woro burned to death. A hun
drcd pooplo witnessed the casualty, but
vcro unablo to savo tho lmprlsonod
The Popo has sent an autograph let-
tor to vom Carlos congratulating him
upon ills accession to tho Portuguese
The National liank of Moxico has do
clarcd a dividend of six per cent, on ac
count of tho current yoar's profits, and
will probably declare nlno por cent ad'
dltlonal later on.
The Auditor and Publio Examiner of
South Dakota aro looking into tho af
fairs of tho live-stock Insurance conv
panics of that Stato, and tho lattor aro
rapidly dropping out of oxlstonco.
James Smith, tho Now York lottor
carrier who shot and lclllod his two
children, aged respectively two years
and cloven months, on Novombor 23 last.
was placed on trial, on tho 27th, before
Judge Glldoralcovo. Tho jury adjudged
him Insane, and ho was committed to an
There havo boon sovoral deaths in
Vienna from dlscasos that began with
Three nuns of tho ordor of St. Fran'
cis havo beon Imprisoned at Munich for
cruelty to tholr pupils.
The llrazlllan Consul General, Salva-
doro Mondonoa, telegraphed C. R. Flint
& Co., of Now York, on tho27tli, that ho
had rocolvcd cables from llrazll prepar
ing mm for bad news. Ho continued.
however, to have oonftdenco in tho
strength of tho government.
The stockholders of tho Roll's Gap
and tho Clearfield & Jelforson Railroad
companies votod, on tho 27th, to consoll
date undor tho namo of tho Ponnsyl'
vanla & Northwestern Railroad Com
W. Davis, day telegraph oporator at
Peach Springs, Ariz., was shot and
killed, on tho night of tho 20th, near tho
telegraph othco in that placo. O.
Abroso, tho night operator, lias boon ar
rested, chargod with tho shooting.
Portugal, Germany and Italy will
shortly sond a circular noto to tho Pro
visional Government of llrazll protest
ing against that government s scheme In
regard to tho naturalization of foreign'
ors rosidlng In llrazll.
Henrv Lohmahn, aged soventy years,
a prominent tlorman Tumor and freo
tblnlcor of llaltlmore, Md., died
Christmas, and tho remains wore ere
mated at Loudon Park on tho 27th.
Two thousand persons in Lisbon
havo tho influenza, Including tho Queen
and Sonor Gomez, tho Forolgn Minister,
In a freight wrcok on tho Pennsvl
vanla railroad near Altoona, Pa., on tho
27th, sixteen cars wero demolished, four
engines wrecked and Flroman Charles
English Injured so that ho dlod. Trj
wreck was caused by ono of tho trains
parting on tho mountain.
Princess Theresa Cuiiistin-aMaiiia,
' cX'Euipress of llrazll, died atOporto,
Portugal, on wo 28th. Sbo was
daughter of Francis I., King of the Two
Emu PAsilA is again improving.
.Many OflloQrs of tho Russian army.
sjispcotca oi sympamy with tno rvm
poultry yarv.Y, nftyp nvvu nrrcoivu,
The steamers Ovlnaton; ill Quoun
Victoria collided, on tho 20ttf during a
fog on tho river Clyde. Thd' Ovlngton
was so badly damagod thut ,'she Rank al
most instantly. Flvo porsons were
drowned. Tho Quoon Victoria was
damaged, but remained afloat)?
The Emperor of Germany has ratifiod
tho scheme for a lottery the proceeds of
which are to bo usod In acquiring a slto
for a monument to tbo late; Emperor
William I. Thoro aro to -be 200,000.
tickets, at 200 marks pach."
ueonoE w. hwayn, an' instructor in
athematlcs at Harvard College, died,
tho 20th. at tho. Massaehussotts
Hospital in Roston, of the Russian In
fluenzal . .,S
It is discovered that the force of
secret agents of Austria lh Italy has
boon considerably increased of late, tho
special object of watchfulness, h'oing the
movements of tho Irrcdgritlijf -vjrty.
" OKNEii'Al.'VATf 5oV6K-?, Ruwan Min
ister of War, recently proposed that
only members of noblo families should
bo mado officers of tho army. Tho Czar
has rojoctod tho proposition.
The situation in regard to tho influ
enza cpldomlo In Paris shows no sign of
improvement Tho epidemic is increas
ing at Munich. In Berlin tho dlsoaso is
accompanlod by dengue fever. Tho or
dinary symptoms affecting tho noso,
larynx or wlndplpo aro absent, but tho
patients suffer from rhoumatlo pains,
and tho tomporaturo is high, of ton mach
ine 101 degrocs. .Those symptoms dis
appear aftor throo days.
The body of Miss barab F. Nichols
was found f rozon In the ico of tho Morri
maa rlvor noar Lawrence, Mass., on the
0th. Miss Nichols, whoso homo was in
IJoivldore, was recently swindled out of
81,000 by Charles Me teal f. Sho had
been doapondent over this fact and un
doubtedly committed sulcido.
M. Coxstanr, French Minister of tho
Interior, has boon elected Sonator for
tho Department of Hauto Garonno.
Westminster, Urltlsh Columbia, suf-
forcd a loss of 504,000 by flro on tho 2Uth.
A shoe factory at Portland, Oro., was
burned by an exploding lamp; loss $33,-
Jerry; O'Neil and wlfo, of Mount
Sterling, Mich., were shot doad in bed
by an unknown assassin.
The wlfo of Judgo Ilarrctt, of tho Iscw
York Supromo Court, Is in an insano asy
lum at Dresden, Saxony
Victoria Moribini-Sciiillino, who
created a sonsatlon in New York n fow
years ago by eloping with her father's
coachman and finally adopting tho stagn
as a profession, is dying with comump
tlon in her father's homo.
Extreme suffering Is reported as ex
isting in Stevens and adjoining counties
In Southwestern Kansas owing to tho
falluro of tho crops and scarcity, of fuol,
Unless aid is spocdily rendered many
lamlllos will porlsh from cold and hun'
llEirtiY 0.'mrBESllA.,lTrbf, Vatt
Wayno, Ind., has just presented to tho
German Military Socioty of that city a
magUftcontly framed livo-slzo photo
graph of tho King of Saxony which Ills
Maiosty forwarded to him from Dres
IN an Oakland (Cal.) boardlng-housc.
on tho 20th, Mrs.' Jano Erwln and hci
two daughters, Mary and Uosslo, agod
sixteen and twolvo rospoctlvoly, wero
found dead In bed, having boon asphyx
iated by gas. They had Just arrived
from Colo Camp, Mo., on routo to von
tura County, Cal., where tho husband of
Mrs. Erwln has a ranch.
James A. Hyrns, an invotcrato cigar'
ctto smokor, aged twenty years, conv
mltted sulcido at Torro Hauto, Ind., on
thooveningof tho 20th, by putting a
bullet throng h his head.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The strlkos In Belgium aro assuming
a most sorlous phase. There aro now
involved upward of sevonteen thousand
mon, and in addition to tho probability
of riots a coal famine Is Imminent.
The commltteo on the two hundred
and fiftieth anniversary of the settle'
mont of Haverhill. Mass., havo fixed
tho da to for tho colebratlon for June
and 25 next.
Dn. J. 0. C. Blackburn, a votoran
journalist of Georgia, died at Atlanta on
Frkiuht trafflo on tho Evansvlllo fc
Torro Haute and tho Evansvlllo t In'
dlanapolis roads both In tho Mackey
aystem, was brought to a standstill, on
tho 30th. bocauso of a strike oi engin
eers, firemen, conductors and brakemen.
IIerr REiNDonr. who somo tlmo ago
was forced to fleo from Germany owing
to his advanced Anarchistic teachings
and proclivities, returned to Loipslo
from America recently. Though great
secrecy was observed with regard to his
presence, the authorities became aware
of his return and with equal secrecy ar
Mns. Maria Rodbins, of Now Yortt,
will In tho spring oreot a library build
inrr to cost S250.000. at Arlington, Mass.,
whloh. torother with 10,000 volumos.in'
tended as tho nucleus of a great library,
sho will nrcsont to tho city.
The nrotractod slloncoofConsulJohn'
son with roirard to recent events in
Mosambiquo and the acts of Sorpa Pinto
oncouragos tho belief that he Is organiz
ing a forco to drive tne ronuguoso irom
tno position inoy navu uasuwou.
Tn trial of ninety-one Socialists,
ivhlohhad boon progressing at Elber-
fold. Germany, lor several aays, was
concluded on tho 30th. Deputloa Bebel,
Orlltenborger and forty-four othors wore
acquitted; Deputy Harm was sentonood
to six months' imprisonment tuu mo
other prisoners wero imprlsonoa ior
terms varying irora eignwon mo w
A TMimwo explosion of gas occurred,
on the 80th, in a two-story, brlok build-
g oorner of Elyslan Fields and Vio
ry 'stroelaVNew' Orleans; 'demollihliw
two buildings and burying six person
boneath tho debris. By herolo efforts of
tho police and fire departments all were
rosoued without sorlous Injuries.
A crowded meeting ot tho Labor
League of London was hold, on tho SOtb,
at whloh resolutions wore passed pro
testing igalnst, tha Importation of for
elgn'panpVlabor and crglng tJiogoT
ernmwt to emulate tha aottoa of tin
UaltedflUtiMwith. reprj to liftoff
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
The first annual report of Labor Com
missioner Mori wether is noarly complete
and will soon bo in tho hands of the
publio printers. From It tho following
statistics regarding tho coal-mining 'In
dustry of tho Stato for tho year ending
Juno so, 1880, aro taken;
Kumbcr ot mines In twenty. one
counties i 157
Number of kcrrso! powder usod 'KJ.GrO
Coatof powderused... JI10r11J
nuiuuer oi iuuios in uio.... - ma
Number of miners &3U
Number of other emnloves l.Att
Total number ot all employes 709
Total number ol tons inlncu,... 2,7W),S12
Valuo of output K,3G
Avunuru valuo per ton at mlno....... lid
Number of fatal accidents..... 10
Number of nun fatal accidents 20
Average number of accidents, one
fatal to each 220,081 tons coal mined;
avcrago number of accldonls, ono non
fatal to 110,010 tons mined. In addition
to above, 78,013 tons ot slack coal sold
Tho lead and zlno statistics for tho
year ending Juno 30, 1880, show:
Total number of mines, nlno coun-
ties , 287
Total number of tons of zlno 81.&58U
Total number of tons ot lead D.ollVi
value ol zlno 11,731,1m
Valuo of lead im.va
Totalvaluoot output $2,139,919
Average value at mines per ton of
Average value per ton nf lead $21.27
Number ot fatal accidents 12
Number of non-fatal accidents 21
In addition to tho above oro thoro was
produced 25,440 tons of pig leadi
which sold for 81,802,285. Grand total
valuo of lead and zlno ore and of pig
A Strange Case
A strango case was rccontly decided in
tho Probato Court of Cooper County. A
colored woman sued tho estate of tho
late Joseph Hickman for $1,400 wagos,
alleging that Hickman purchased her
before tho war, and that sho had novor
been informed that sho had been eman
cipated, and did not know that sho was
free until after Hickman s death. Tho
court awarded her one-halt of thoclaira.
JrMA James' Slayer.
Bob Ford, who gained a' National rep
utation on account of tho prominent part
ho played in tho tragic ending of tho
)lfo ot Jesso James, tho noted outlaw,
claims that an attempt was mado recent
ly to assassinate him In Kansas City.
Atcnes Anson Dead.
Agnes Anson, tho victim of Caspor
Clispy's revolver, at St. Louis, at tbo
tlmo ho killed her father and commit
ted suicido, a fow weeks ago, died
Christmas ovcnlng. Tho bullot was
never taken from her brnln
Unseasonable Yf eatlter.
Christmas Day in St. Louis is said to
havo been the most romarkablo on rec
ord. Tho thermometer ranged In tho
seventies, pcoplo on tho streots discard
ed outnr wraps fires wero allowed to go
out, windows wore raised and many en
joyed the sprlng-llko zopbyrs, sitting on
thuir front-door steps.
It.ni Away With a Little Girl.
John Lowo, aged twonty-Hve,ranaway
with tho daughter ot a Novada farmer,
A llepnty SInriliat Shot.
Deputy Marshal Messenger of Now
Florence was shot through tho abdomen,
fow nights ago, whllo attempting to
arrost Ran Soo for disturbing tho pcaco.
His recovery Is doubtful.
Silk Goods Stolen.
Ettcr's "O. P. C. H.," a dry-goods and
clothing houso ot Holdcn, was burglar
ized a fow nights ago. Tho work was
done by oxperts, and about $700 worth
of silk goods secured.
"LA GRIPPE" IS AROUND.
Ilia Epidemic of Russian Tnflaenza Has Ta
ken is TIrin Grip on Tills Country, and
TT111 Undoubtedly Have ft rrosperom
ltnn Itoston and Contiguous Cities Ilava
It Uad-lteports From Other Points.
Boston, Doc. 27. Boston la overrun
with "la grippe." Of actual cases de
manding medical care it is no exagger
ation to say thoro aro 25,000 in and
around Boston. So many East End
streot railway employes are down with
it that they wero unablo to open up an
other oloctrio routo to tho depots on tho
day advertised. Many of tho city offi
cials nio nursing tho malady at home.
At tho house ot correction in Cambridge
133 of tuo 65S prisoners woro laid off
from regular work.
One doctor in tho Back Bay roports
having twcnty-olght pattonts suffering
from the grip. In several Instances the
sufforers can not loavo their beds.
Lawrence, Lowell, Haverhill, Woburn,
Lynn, Brockton and other r.ar-Viv cities
roport tho spread of tho cplJlomlc thero.
In Salem several hundred pcoplo aro
sulToring. In ono prominent family it
wedding was announced to take placo
yostorday afternoon, but as tho prospec
tive brido has boon suffcrln?, tho coro
mony was postponed. Sixty prisoners
in tho Salem jail havo It. Maiden City
claims 1,000 cases. Ono death Is re
ported from "la grippe" that of a
colored man named Lewis, an Inma'o
at tho Consumptives Home, who died
The DNeane In New York and ttrooldyn.
New York, Dec 28. The number of
poisons in Now York nnd Brooklyn suf
fering from influenza is very largo an J
constantly increasing. In most casts
the patient is subjected to sovero mus
cular pains, catarrh, groat debility, etc.,
with numerous concomitant discom
forts, varying in different casos, nouio
cases running into affections of tho
bowels and others to thoso of tho lungs.
Whllo no instances of death havo
occurred, tho deaths from pnou
monla havo increased so remarkably as
to indicate somo connection between the
epidemic ot so-called Inllueiua and
Tho samo stato of affairs cxlsU in
Brooklyn nnd Jersey City. Th health
boards of all three cities claim that
thoro is no danger from tho epidemic.
Senator Ingall lias It.
Atchison, Kan., Dec. 23. Tho first
man known in this Stato to bo sel.ed
with tho Russian influenza Is Senator
John J. Ingalls. Ho wa3 taken with a
cold and achos and pains Thursday
whero It j night, nnd yesterday ho was stilt and
i sore and sneezing all day. He had an
engagement to deliver an address before
tho Stato Teachers' Association at To-
poka yesterday afternoon, but his con
dition, although not serious, was siieh
as not to permit him to leavo homo with
safety. Ho is in bed and still sneezing,
but ho expects to leavo for Washington
with his family Sunday ovcnlng.
Influenza lit Clilenffo.
Chicago, Dec. 28. Tho Russian in
fluenza is said to havo reached this city.
Dr. T. O. Summers, a physician and
surgeon who has passed through two
epidemics of tho disease in Russia, rc-
ports that slnco last Monday ho has
I had fifteen cases for treatment. Ho pre
dicts that in a week tho dlseaso will
, provail in all sections of tho city. Dr.
Montgomery, of tho health oflicc, said
yestoruay mat soverai cases oi supposed
Influenza had como under his notice, but
ho was not prepared to state that they
woro tho genuine typo of Russian in
llucnza, although tho symptoms wero
similar to thoso of tbo imported article
The Children's Hull.
Governor Francis and wifo gavo tho
annual children's ball at tho Exccutlvo
Mansion in Jefferson City
A Ills: Transaction.
Tho plant of tho St. Louis Gaslight
Company was sold for $4,000,000 a fow
days ago. The Lncledo company was tho
Only two Missouri Congressmen havo
asked for publio building appropria
tions. Mr. Wado wants tho Sprlngflold
building constructed on a larger scale
than is at present contemplated, and ho
asks for moro money. Mr. Tarnsoy pro
poses to reduce the surplus to tho ox
tent of $2,500,000 by tho erection of a
new post-offlco and custom-houso at Kan
Killed nt a Christmas Party.
James Carter, a boy sovontcon years
of age, was killed at a Christmas party,
at Bank Branch, near Lebanon, by a
man named Jennings. Tho party was
glvon at tho houso of John Burns, and
James Carter and a number ot othor
boys attended uninvited. A quarrel re
sulted, and tho intrudors woro driven
from tho houso. Jennings followed
them out nnd hurlod a stone at them.
Tho mlssllo struck Cartor on the back of
the head and killed him Instantly. Jen
nings was arrostod.
A DrC Clerk's Mistake.
Mrs. Robcct KIlh, wifo of ono oi
Kansas City's most prominent business
men, bad a narrow escape from death
through a drug clerk s error. Mrs.
Keith had not been well for several
days, and a messenger was sent to a
drug store for somo pllocorpin. Thn
clerk, by mistake, put up atmpla, which
was administered to Mrs. Keith. Short
ly afterward she was taken violently 111
and it was only by tho most stronuoui
efforts that her llfo was saved.
Looking for a President.
The board of curators of tho State
Dnlverslty,aro looking around for a new
president Prof. F. M. Burdlok, of
Cornell University, who was rcoom
mondod by ex-President Cloveland,
William I Wilson, ox-mcmher of Con
gross, of.Wost Virginia, and Rev. J. I
M. Curry, a Baptist preacher of Vir
ginia, who was Minister to Spain undoi
Cloveland, aro the names before the
board for the position,
Patrick Green, whllo boarding one
cable train at Kansas City, rM itrSCb
by notger ftnqjif guy nun.
Sneezing to Kill.
CoLUMtius, O., Dec. 28. Thero aro
scores of cases of influenza in this city,
but all of them so far In very mild typo.
Christmas i Tho health board officers say tho epi
demic will not nssumo a malignant form
here, and thoso sulTering from it go
about tholr business as usual. It pre
vails mostly among children and youn
folks, though somo ot tho Stato politi
cians assembled hero for the Senatorial
fight aro sneezing to kill, and make tho
corridors ot tho hotels resound with the
current la grippo.
Tits New Xork Snprema Conrt, In Paaslns;
Upon tho Case of Kemmler, Coudeuined
to Death Under the Law Frescrlblns
Electricity as the Means of Execution
Decides It to De Constitutional, and
Kemmler Must be Shocked to Death.
Rochester, N. Y., Deo. 81. Owing to
tho fact that Judgo Barker will roliro
from tho bench on tho 31st Inst, tho
Judgos of tho General Torm have been
holding councils ovor tho doclslons for
tho October torm. Yosterday morning a
decision in tho Kemmler caso.wlth a long
opinion by Judgo Dwlght, was handed
It will bo remembered that II. Komm
lcr is tho murderer condemned to death
undor tho now law providing for tho 6r
ccutlon ot murdorers by electricity.
Following is an abstract of Judgo
A writ of habeas corpus was sued ont al
leging that Kemmler was aontenccd to un
dergo a Cmol and unusual punishment, con
trary to tb'u Constitution ot the Statu of cr
York and of tho United States. An offer was
mado to prove that tho punishment as pro
serlbed by tho statute was cruel and unusual.
A refcrco was appointed to tnko and report
such proofs as should be offered by cither
party on tho question proposed. Tho court
below dismissed tho writ and remanded tho
prisoner to tho custody ot tho agent nnd
warden ot the Stuto's prison. An appeal from
that order brings tho easo to this court
and presents a question very novel In It?
chaiucter, and In tho manner of !t presenta
tion. Tho attempt to enforce the prmlsiua
of tho Constitution ugainst cruel
and mui9ual punishments, is based upon
evidence, nnd intended to show tho char
acter of tho penalty prescribed
thereby. Tho constitutional provision hero
invoked originated In the well-known Hill of
Rights of Kngluml. That celebrated enact
ment was tho llrst-fruit9 of tho great revolu
tion ot 1CSS.
Judgo Dwlght thon gives an interest
ing rovlow of tho way In which tho
clause originated, and continuos:
It seems very clear that no provision of
tho English Rill of Rights was Intended to
operate ns a restriction upon tho power of
tho legislative branch of the English Govern
ment. Tho net was chiefly a protest
against tho nets of tyranny nnd oppres
sion on the pa.t of tho crown. In regard to
tho similar provision of the Constitution of
the United States, it Is, In tho llrst place, to
bo observed that it has no upplieutlnn to auy
department of tiie Government of tho States,
hut It Is a restriction upon the Federal Gov
ernment. There Is even somo doubt it It is
intended as a restriction upon tho power of
tho legislntlvo branch of tho English Gov
ernment, lho act was chlcrly n piotesH
against tho acts of tyranny nnd oppression,
on the part of tho crown.
With regard to tho provision on tho Con
stitution of this State tho citso Is different. It
must have been intended ns a restriction
upon the legislntlvo authority Vt'o havo no
doubt that If tlio Legislature of this Slato
should undertake to prescrlbo for uny of
tense against Its laws tho punishment of
burning at tho stake, breaking nt thn
wheel, etc.. It would bo tho duty of
tbo courts to pronounco upon such nt-
temnt tho condemnation of tho Constitution. '
The question now to bo answered Is whether
the legislative act ttera assailed is subject to
tho same condemnation. Certainly It Is not
so on its face, for, although tho mode of
death described Is conceded to uo jinusnai.
theio Is no common kuowledgo or eonserrtv
that It Is cruel; It Is u question of fact
whether an electrical current of sulliclcnt
Intensity nnd skillfully applied will prodtico
death without unnecessary suffering. Is tills
a question open to Investigation ot the court
when called upon to dooldo tho validity of
the luw in question, or must it bo presumed
to havo been determined by the Legislature
in favor of tlio mouo or punishment pro
scribed? For tho first tlmo In the history of
jurisprudence has acourt been called upon to
cuter sucli investigation.
Tho Judgo suggests that It could safe
ly bo presumed tint tho Legislature had
sufficiently Investigated tho naturo of
tho punishment boforo passing tho law,
and reviows tho work of tho commltteo
which Investigated methods of capital
punish.nent. After rovlowing tho ex
periments mado upon animals with elec
tricity and accidental deaths of men
through tho samo Instrumentality, tho
The llaht of tho scientific evidence In this
case 1 1 sufficient, us wo think, to removo every
reasonable doubt that the passageoiacuirenr.
of electricity of a certnln well-determined
Intensity through tho vital parts of tho body
under chosen conditions of contract nntl re
sistance must lcsuit In Instant death. If tlio
question wero of tho advisability of tho
chango in the mouo of mulcting uentu uy
cnplt tl punishment tho discussion might bu
prolonged. As wo are confined to tho ques
tion (it constitutionality wo deem further
discussion unnecessary. Tlio order dismiss
ing tho writ or habeas corpus nnd remand,
lng the prisoner must bo atllrined.
In Ulddemle Form In Omaha.
OMAHA,Nob.,Doc. 28. "La grlppo,"or
Russian influenza, is spreading hero in
epidemic form. It is estimated that
fully two-thirds of tho pcoplo aro suffei
lng from It at tho present time. It Is in
mild form, ojily about half thoso at
tacked being confined to their beds If
medical treatment Is promptly given
Thoro havo boon no deaths. Physlclant
lookupc-it as a dovoloped stage of
epizootic and successfully treat it from
Very Mild, ir at All.
Louisviixk, Ky., Deo. 2S. President
Gait of tho Board ot Health, states that
thoro is no epidomlo ot lnfluonza hero at
prcsont Dr. Clinton Kelly and othor
loading practitioners state that alleged
cases of Russian Influenza havo yield
ed readily to treatment, and If tho dls
easo exists at all as an epidemic, it is of
a vory mild typo. Whllo tho weathor
has beon unseasonably warm, thero lias
been a great deficiency In tho rainfall
usual at this soason.
On the Increase at thn llnb.
Boston, Deo. 23. Tho lnfluonza Is on
tho increaso hare. It is safe to say that
over ono-tenth of tho population Is nf'
footed by it Tho symptoms nro more
liko thoso of dagnuo fevor than llko
thoso of the common Influenza. Affec
tions of tho lungs aro also moro numer
ous than usual, but physicians do not
consider the situation alarming.
K Few Cases.
PiTTsmrnair, Pa., Doe. 28. A fow
cases of genuine influenza aro reported
In this city, but as yet no epidemic has
resulted, jrominenc pnysicians, who
havo been through similar plagues, ex
pect "la grippo" to roach hero in all Its
violence before anothor month has
Looks Llko It.
Jaubstown, N. Y., Doe. 28. Physi
cians report a rtumbor of cases, thn
symptoms of which resemble those do.
scribing tho lnfluonza. No tWt.n&W
? tlTe yot49je,opod, Uowovnt
REWARD FOR SILCOTT.
A lteward of Five Th tusand Dollars Of
fered for the Apprehension of Sllcott tlio
Defaulting Cashier of the Kergennt-at
Arms of the House of Representatives.
Washington, Dec. 31. A circular of
fering a reward of $5,000 for tho appro
hbnslonof Sllcott, tho dc faulting cashlor
of tho sergeant-at-arms' ofllco of tho
Houso of Representatives, has ben
sont to tho yarious pollco headquarters
to tho clroplar.is.a
av - mm
III X. V
portrait of tho dco Rrnwa...
faultor. A goodtl;
description of 81! .intra
cott Is given, ntoto
ro namo oi jj" i jar-
shal RamsdcJ :ung tho
son wi..-- J?$
s,,rit & nad rCoy' tho
S' Jtff tha tnnl MtAwrnlllnr.
c. if. Stfrwf. 4i?(y aeea and iVolild all ho
say, thoro Is nothln.rtfegjp;-,,
cors of tho law thai - r
wnatove, 4-alnstM W Wjons are taken from
habeas 4, InZprons,'hi'and then budded
States woifpua' In ' the w mo class ot trees as
proper ohYuid 'ifierVl ho reason why tho trees
ohargo agtfccenvrq w p Bhnll uot bo perfectly
tho only nifelnstX '
the Yiollco dUifl'A'
celved. fth mistakes in sotting hardy
cs Is that tho plants are
ccp. As a rulo tho best
about as deep as they crow
ry, taking care always to
Bai.tiuoiik, Md. t
land Jockey Club
notfunnlntrracorbeUoll Is well filled In around
kjijfn at.Plmllcoi 1
y tor, mildew or rot on
fone limo nnd slake In 3 gnl-
vUcr and then mix the two
rJsothcr. Sprinkle .tha vines
mo-tag palm not to vet tu