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State IRepublic an.
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOT7Ri,:TIIURSDAY, MAY 15, 1890.
GEO. At McFADDEN H
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OUR LINE OF LADIES'
$2 and $2.50 Shoe
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"WE ALSO OAUItY A LAltGE ASSORTMENT OF THE
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A ULL LINE OF LATEST STYLE LOW CUTS FOR LADIES
. B3T214 EAST HIGH ST..K
GEO. A. McFADD-EN.
HENRY J. DULLE,
.1. W. SCHULTE,
Secretary & Treasurer.
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FLOUR MTAL AND MILL FEED
G. H. DULLE MILLING CO.
WEST 3VCAIJST STBEET.
O. A. WARE'S
NEW LIVERY STABLES
LARGE QUANTITIES OF
FOR SALE AT MANUFACTURERS' PRICES.
Second' Hand Rigs Bought and Sold.
Mules and Horses Bought and Sold.
The best and Finest.Llvery Rigs lu tho Slnto. '
EAST MAIN STREET.
lirst -Grj33 Livery Figs
HIT) rV .-.-r--. .tV
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Epitome of the Week
TNTEnCSTINO NEWS COMPILATION.
The President sent to tho Senate on the 8th
tho tallowing nominations for the 'new Terri
tory ot Oklahoma: Uoorgo W. Steele, ot In
diana, for Oovernor; Itobert 'Martin, of Okla
homa, for Secretury, and Rdward 11. Green, ol
Illinois, for Chief Justice ot tho Supreme Court.
Tho House but for tho classification of worsted
(roods as woolens was passed. The pension ap
proprlallonblll (OT.OWMlJiwas discussed.,, .In
the riouie a resolution wasTntrodueed to make
eight hours a legal days' work. A bill was In
troduced Imposing a duty of ten cents a pound
on all RUgar and milk Imported. The tariff bill
was further debated.
Tho pension und military academy bills were
passed In the Senate on the Din and tho army
appropriation bill was considered.. ..In tho
House bills were passed increasing tho pension
ot Ilrlgadlcr.Cleneral Ayers to 179 per month
nna giving Mrs. Delia a. rarnoii a pension 01
(50 a month. A bin was Introduced deelartog
tha any porson who shall -desecrato the Na
tional flag, either by printing on said flag or
attaching tho samo to any advertisement for
r utile display, shall be guilty of a misde
meanor. The tariff bill was further discussed.
IX the Senate on the 10th tho army appropri
ation bill and 133 Individual pension bills were
passed. A bill was Introduced amending tho
Intcr-Htatc commcrco law so as to permit rail
roads to gtvo reduced rates to commercial
travelers.... In tho IIouso the time was occu
pied In discussing tho tariff bill.
Til E greater part ot the day in the Senate on
tbo 12th wns devoted to the consideration of the
bill authorizing tho Issue of Treasury notes on
deposits of silver bullion, Mr. Plumb (Kan.)
Introduced a bill to "declaro tho unit or value
In tho United States and to provide for free
cottige'for tho standard silver dollar.'1. ...In
the Ilou'Q tho tariff bill was further discussed,
the debate being limited to ono minute each.
Fonrv housci at Scranton, Pa., wore
burned on tho 7tb, rondorlnjr 150 per
sons homeless. Loss, 5200,000.
A NATio.NAf. convention in favor ot
free sllvor colnago will bo hold at Car
son, Nov., May 29.
FlVK bodlos (victims of tho flood ono
year ago) woro found on tho 8th by
workmen at Johnstown, I'a. Two ot
them wcro a mother and child clasped
In each othor's arms.
At tho session in Kt Louts on tho 8th
of tbo perioral contoronco of tho M. C
church South resolutions woro adopted
denouncing dancing;, card-playing and
tlicatcr-polng and in favor of prohibit
ing members from sljralnjf dram-shop
PitosTs on tho 8th In tho vicinity ot
Wabash, Ind., did great damage to veg
etation. The Pandora lovco noar Benton, La.,
broke on tho 8th, and tho water swept
down over a largo area of country, in
volving hoavy losses to hundreds ol
Iiik Chenango County Insano Asylum
at Preston, N. Y., was burned on the
8th, and nino Insano persons porlshed
in tho flames.
lNuPKCTOit Eur.nsot.n, of tho Chicago
pollco department, narrowly escaped
death on the 8th from tho oxploslon of
a torpedo which was thrown at him by
somo porson unknown.
Kourt Greok workmen woro fatally In
jured at Ilraddock, I'a., on the 8th by n
now smokestack falling on thom.
In tho NowYork Assomhly on tho 8th
a concurrent resolution proposing a pro
hibition constlutlonal amendment was
passed by a voto ot CG to 44.
Iti;v. Ucoiiok M. Gitcr.K, ono of the
best-known ministers In Arkansas, was
accidentally shot and killed in Saline
County on tho 8th by his brothor, Mar
Jonv I). Davis and William Morgan
wore killed by flro damp on tho 8th in a
coal mlno near Mahonoy Plane, Pa.
Two histkus named McDonald, aged
1) and 12 years, were drowned on tho 8th
at Portland, Ore.
Tin; town of Columbia, Tox., with the
exception of ono stroot, was underwater
on tho 8th and railroad tralllc was sus
pended. At the annual meeting of tho Now
York Civll-Sorvlco Itcform Association
on tho 8th Uoorgo William Curtis was
At Charleston, S. C, on tho 8th the
diocesan convention ot tho Episcopal
church adopted an amendmont exclud
ing colored momlors from scats on the
Tiik bollor of an onglne drawing a
freight train exploded on tho 8th near
Wellington, Kan., killing tho englneei
and tlroman and 125 cattle.
Davio Stohbs (colored) died on the
0th in Rockingham County, K. C, from
tho blto. ot a cat.
Nathan Williams, of Staunton, Ind.,
who in nine months spent In dissipation
500,000 loft him by his father.was taken
to tho poor-house on tho 8th.
It was roportod on tho 9th that the
Pennsylvania Railway Company had
mado a cash contribution ot $275,000 tc
the Chicago world's fair fund.
Hian water on tho 0th swept away a
810,000 log boom at Ilangor, Mo.
Tub Iowa Supremo Court decldod on
tbo 0th that tho salo of original ltquoj
packagos in tho titato was legal.
A TKiutti'ic tornado passed north ol
Illythodalo, Mo., on the 0th, completely
wrocking a dozon houses and as many
barns and outbuildings. The family o
Honry Young woro all Injured, Mrs
Thkhe wore 200 buslross failures it
tho United States during tho seven dayi
ended on tbo 0th, against 211 tho pre
vious sevon days.
Constantixe Sciiaefver, a farmer
living near Choster, Minn., murdered
his wife and child on tho 0th and then
killed hlmsolf. Tho cause ot tho trag
edy was unknown.
Masuky Si Sons' largo paint faotory
at Brooklyn, N. Y was burned on tho
Uth. Less, 3100,000.
A KitEimir train dashed Into a herd ol
homos on tbo 0th near Andovor, N. D.,
killing eight ot them, wrecking the
train and fatally scalding Engineer Jos
Thomas Lynch, ono of the Rochester
(N. Y.) detective force, and a man
.named Samuel Stoddard had a dispute
ovor a fonoo on tho 0th, during which
Lynch shot and killed Stoddard and bis
John M. Winsted shot his wife and
hlmsolf through the heart on tho 0th
at Ouray, Col., tn an altercation ovor
Tira Providence (It I.) sehool board
decided on tho uth to banish the TJlblo
and devotional exorcises Iroro rl)0 cjty
i ir i .
Wi R Dunois, a nogro, won on tho
tUh tn tho annual competition at Cam
bridge Mass., for tbo Bdylston prUo for
Harvard studonts tn declamation.
Twentv-Mvh business houses and
dwellings In drove' City, Pa., woro
burned by an Incendiary Jlrn cn tho 0th.
The construction '6f,how railroads In
tho United States ataea' January 1, 1800,
to tho 0th lnst amounts; to 1,100 miles.
Thoro woro also 044 he.w roads Incor
porated. William Davis (colored) was hanged
on tho 0th at Union,-; S. C, for tho
murder of Susie ( Fernandez, Sandy
Jones (colored) was foidouted at Bir
mingham, Ala.,' for tho murder of
Policeman John .-Manning, and Robert
II1U (colored) wasjhivnged at Warren
town, Ua., for theryrnurder ot A. S.
W. II. Porn, thtj-labscondlng bank
taller of Loulsvlll "Ky.,'who got away
with 950,000, was captured near Duluth,
Minn., on tho 0th while on his way to
Tub Montana Union Depot at Butto
was destroyed by an Incendiary flro on
tho 0th. tho loss being $100,000.
Advices of tho 0th say that Montana
cattle shipments this year will roach
nearly 100,000 head, an incroaso of at
least .10,000 lioad ovor last year.
Oeouok W. Chani: & Co., of Topoka,
Kan., printers and publishers, failed on
tho 10th for 5120,000.
A riiiK on tbo 11th at Elllcottvlllc,
N. Y., destroyed ono-half of tbo busi
ness portion of tho village.
The percentages of tho base-ball clubs
in tho Playors' Leaguo for tho week
ondod on tho 10th were: Chicago; .003;
Boston, .087; Philadelphia, .f00; Brook
lyn, .400; Buffalo, .454; Pittsburgh, .423;
Clovoland, .410; Now York, .357.
Tho clubs In tho National Leaguo stood:
Philadelphia, .042; Chicago, .015; Cin
cinnati, .000; Brooklyn, ,.537; Boston,
.433; Clovoland, .410; Now York, .400;
At tho loading clearing-houses in tho
United States the exchanges during tho
week ended on tho 10th aggregated
SI, 313,489,023, against SI, 382,803,273, tho
provlous weok. As compared with tho
corresponding weok of 1889 tho incroaso
amounted to 16.1.
Violent wind-storms on tho 10th in
Northorn Missouri dostroyed many
buildings and caused tho death ot flvo
Mns. FltosT, of Portsmouth, N. II., In
a fit of insanity on tho 10th throw her
child into tho river and jumped, in her
self. A tramp who saw her rescued
PitF.aiDKNT IlAiiiusoN, his Cabinet and
tho Governors of a number of States
will bo presont at the unvailing of tho
Garfield monument in Cleveland May 30.
A TEnniKio wind-storm at Dubuque,
la., did much damago on tho 10th, and
at Council Bluffs houses woro unrooted
Tub body of a woman, mutilated be
yond recognition, was found In a pino
box In tho Union depot at Kansas City
on tho 10th. Tho box was checked
through from St Louis over the Wabash
In Washington on the 10th Secretary
Proctor roado a second allowance of $50,
000 for tho roliof of tho Mississippi flood
A cyclone on tho 10th noar Oil City,
Pa., killed Mr. and -Mrs. Xoah Jackson
and two children of William innomak
er and wrecked houses, barns and other
The Iron Car Company, doing busi
ness at Carlisle, Pa., failed on tho 10th
A cyclone on the 10th at Cedar Val
ley, Kan., killed fonr persons, Injured a
dozon others and wrecked several build
ings. Flames on tho 10th in a largo Gov
ernment warehouso nt Wlllet's Point,
L. I., dostroyed property valued at SI,
000,000. It was announced on the 10th that tho
flvo leading breweries In Chicago had
been sold to an English syndlcato for
At Dotrolt, Mich., tho seventy-two
hour hool-and-too .walking match was
won on tho 10th by Hoagland, ho mak
ing S30 miles.
On tbo loth two workmen wcro killed
at Clovoland, O., by falling seventy foot
from a scaffold to the ground.
George P. Whitney, a book-keeper
in tho City National Bank of Albany,
N. Y was on tho 10th accused of embez
Three workmen wero killed and
several others Injured by an explosion
in a powder mill at Winton, Pa., on tho
One-half of , the saloons at Baltimore,
Md., wore closed on the 10th through tho
enforcing of tho high-license law.
En Bennett (colored) was lynchod on
tho 10th by a mob at Jlearne, Tex., for
an assault upon a white woman.
A cyclone swept through Akron, O.,
on the 10th, destroying over 100 houses
and damaging as many more, and
seriously Injuring a number of persons.
The town of Groonvllle, Pa., was
flooded to tho dopth ot two feet on tho
10th by a cloud-burst
The Oxford Club stables at Cam
bridge, Mass., woro totally dostroyed by
flro on tho 10th, and thirty blooded
horses perished in tho names.
A train on tho Kansas City b Col
orado road was wrecked, on tho 12th
noar Clayton, Mo, and Richard Jones,
englneor, Hicham stioucralt, conductor,
and Arnold Uarllold, Uroman, wero
Governor Stone, of Mississippi, on
tho 12th requostod Major . Weston to
furnish rations for twenty days to 2,000
persons In tho vicinity 61 Yoltona and
Now Town Landing.
The visible supply of -wheat and corn
in tho United States on ' the 12th was,
respectively, 22,791,018 and 11,415,428
Five farmers were killed on the 12th
in a fight with a numbej.of Chtekasaw
cowboys on tho South Canadian river,
near Oklahoma City, IncttT,
A nuitmcANE on tho- lath dostroyed
many houses at JelTersoniCtty, Mo., un
rooted the Stato-IIouso anrl 'penitentiary
hospital, and In the Immediate vicinity
many barns were lovoieiLiL
An engineer, two firemen, and two
brakomon were killed on'the1 12th in a
collision' between fnjlghti.kalns. near
Choogft, Tonn, jS&
It was said on tho Vilh that at least
thirty persons perished In tho rocont
burning of the Chenango County poor
houso at Preston, N. Y.
E. L. Chiswell was lynched by a mob
on the 12th at Santa Maria, Cat., tor
tho murder of Constablo Southard.
J. W. Brown, a wealthy farmor of
Green township, Ind., was murdorod
April 29, 1879. Ills wife, on her death
bed on tho 12th, confessed that she and
her two sons committed the murder in
order to obtain the land and money
Brown was known to havo.
A dwelling at Campbell Ford, Ont,
was burned on tho 12th, and a 13-year-old
boy named William Wynn and his
grandmother, Mrs. Catharine Soules,
aged 80 years, woro burned to death.
Rr.v. James Kerr and his wife woro
drowned In Boykin creek, Sumter Coun
ty, Ala., on tho 12th whllo attempting
to ford tho stroam.
mSSOUEI STATE NEWS.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
The Pennsylvania Prohibitionists
will hold tholr Stato eonvontlon at Har
rlsburg on July 15.
The Delawaro Prohibitionists In con
vention on tho 8th at Dover nominated
William T. Kolhum, of Dover, for Gov
ernor, and Daniol M. Groon, of Now-
port, for Representative In Congress.
Tho platform favors tho Australian bal
lot system; denounces high llcenso as a
fraud, and favors prohibition through
amendments to tho National and Stato
The New York Legislature adjourned
line die on tho 9th.
Speaker Reed expressed tho opinion
on tho 9th that both houses of Congress
would bo roady to adjourn by July 4.
Reuben R. Thrall, tho oldest prac
ticing attornoy In tho United States,
having been In active work since 1810,
died on tho 12th at Rutland, Vt
The Louisiana Legislature convened
on tho 12th at Baton Rouge. Tho Gov
ernor's message was principally devoted
to his viows in opposition to tho ronow
al of tho lottory charter.
General Julius White, ex-Mlnlstor
to tho Argentine Republic and a notable
commandor of Fodoral troops during tho
civil war, died on tho 12th at South
Evanston, 111., aged 74 yoars.
Juixip. Geoiioe M. Sabin, of the
United States District Court of Novada,
died at San Francisco on the 12th, agod
In tho Third Pennsylvania district
on the 12th tho Democrats nominated
Richard Vaux for Congress to All tho
vacancy caused by Mr. Randall's death.
Tin; Republicans ot tho Sixth Kansas
district on the 12th laminated Wobb
McNull to succeed E. J. Turner In Con
A severe drought provallod at Ha
vana, Cuba, on tho 8th, and many cat-
tlo wcro dying and tiros wero doing
lURINO a inunuer-siorm in i ans on
tho'Oth the Eiffel towor was struck by
lightning six times, but no damago was
Tun question of taking the control of
charitable institutions from tho priests
and placing It In the hands of tho civil
power was arousing bitter controversy
In tho Italian Parliament on tho 9th.
Advices of tho 12th from Senegal say
that the Sonogaleso King had been mur
dered by his subjocts.
Advices ol tho istn say that tho
schoonor Eliza Mary was driven on tho
reofs at Malllcalo in tho Now Hobrldes,
and flfty-ono of the seventy-flvo persons
on tho schooner wero killed by savages.
On tho 12th Honoral Sir Frederick
MIddloton, commander of tho Canadian
militia, was convicted in Parliament of
looting furs valued at $5,000 during tha
In tho Senate, on tbo 13th, tho discus
sion of tho silver question was con
tinued, Mr. Jones of Novada, conclud
ing tho spoech begun by him on tho
12th. Senator Jonos, of Arkansas,
addrossed the Scnato in criticism
of the pending bill, whloh then
went over. In tho House, after
tho transaction of somo unimportant
business, consideration of tho Tariff
bill wa3 resumed In commlttoo of
tho whole. Mr. Buttorworth, while
proclaiming hlmsolf an unalterable
friend of protection, spoko strongly
against tho pending rooasuro, eliciting
frequont applauso from tho Democratlo
members. Several amendments wore
proposed and rojectod.
Durinq his visit to this country ovor
thirty years ago tho Prlnco of Walos
plantod an oak troo at tho tomb of
Washington at Mt Vernon. Tho treo
afterwards died, and Sir Julian Paunco
fote, tho British Mlnlstor, on the 13th,
in the presence of a distinguished com
pany, plantod an acorn, sent over by tho
Prlnco, at almost tho identical spot
whoro tho oak had formerly stood.
The citizens of Morton County, N. D.,
aro alarmod at tho proposition of tho
Government to abandon Fort Lincoln,
and say tho proximity ot hostile Indians
will forco them to abandon tholr homes
If military protection is withdrawn.
The boiler ot a looomotlve on tho
Reading railroad exploded near Sbamo
kin. Pa., on tho 13th, killing Englnoer
Ilogolkons and Fireman Charles Kauff-
man, and probably fatally lnlurlng Con
ductor Goorgo C. Younger.
The Dr. Rulo, who committed sulcldo
at Marksvlllo, La., and who claimed to
bo a brother ot Hon. Warner Miller, ot
Now York, was not related to Mr. Mill
er. Tho latter's only brothor died forty
General Clinton B. Fiske presided
over the meeting ot tho National Tern
porence socloty in New York on the
18th. Addresses were delivered by Gon
oral Fiske, Rev. Dr. Cuylor and others.
At a recent oxohango ot prisonors at
Kotonou nine soldiers of tho King ot
Dahomey committed suicide by drown
ing thomselvos in tho harbor rather
than return to tho King's service
Asionq tho passongors on board tho
steamship Worra, which arrived at
New York from Bremen, on tho 13tb,
was Edward Strauss and bts famous
orchestra from Vionna.
The funeral ot tho lata Vicar-General
William Keegan took placo in Brook
lyn, on tho 18th, from the Church of tha
Assumption, of which bo bad, been pas.
&r ' r
At Butlor tho othor night losopb
Carr, who had had frequent quarrels
with his wife, engaged in an altercation
with her over a very trifling matter and
solzed a chair as if to strlko her, whon
a son, aged tblrtoen years, who was
standing at tho door, picked up a stone
and threw It at his father striking him
in tho center of the forehead and frac
turing his skull. Ills condition was
When ho heard that tho President
had signed tho World's Fair bill a St.
Josoph man gavo his order to tho Sher
man House nt Chicago for two rooms
with four beds and bath from May 2 to
Juno 1, 1803.
Joe Schwarix. tho well-known Kan
sas City pawnbroker, was recently ar
rested upon an indictment charging him
with recoivlng 52,000 worth of Jowelry
that had been stolen from a Kansas
City, Kan., jeweler. Tho property was
found in the possession of Schwartz.
Andrew Pattkumi.v, seventy years
old, living alone four miles cast of
Mountain Grove, was struck by .1 train
while on a trcstlo tho othor day and
OiTirri! Crawley was shot and dan
gerously wounded at Kansas City tbo
other night by two toughs, who nrn sus
pected, of tho attempted assassination
becauso ho shot and killed a negro des
perado a few weeks previous whllo at
tempting to arrest him.
TiiAMrs on tho Iron Mountain rail
road recently boarded a train and In a
scrimmage that ensued near Do Soto
shot Conductor William llohnnie, caus
ing his death. Two of tho tramps wcro
Chari.es E.Mi:it-.o.v, aged twenty-eight
years, while. in a state of despondency
tho other night, occasioned by Ill-health,
cut his throat with a razor, near Lou '.
ana. Ho was found dead on the Moor of
his bed-room by his mother, who, fall
ing to recelvo an answer to repeated
calls to breakfast, went to Ills room to
The Merchants' Terminal bridgo
across tho Mississippi river at St. Louis
was opened for tralllc on tho 3d amid
The interest paid by State depos
itories during April on Statu funds ag
gregated Sl,e2..35, tho largest amount
ovor received in any ono month for in-"
The quadrl-contennlal general confer
ence of tho Methodist Episcopal Church
South mot at St. Louis on tho 7th,
forty conferences being represented.
This was tho first meeting ol the gen
eral conference In that city sinco 1850.
Hem frosts wero reported from va
rious sections of tho Stato on tho Sth,
and It was feared that tho wheat crop
hsd boon' injured. In many places small
fruits wero destroyed, whllo In others
trees In bloom suffered considerably.
Tho frost was particularly heavy In Piko
and Audrain Counties, in both places lee
forming and the ground being frozen to
a considerable depth.
Desertion by her husband caused
Mrs, Lizzie Allen, wifo of L. E. Allen,
of St Joseph, to become crazy and sho
was sent to an asylum. Allen collected
somo 510,000 last March and skipped for
Canada leaving his wlfo penniless.
Secretary Noble, of tho Interior
Department, was recently at Webb City
inspecting his mines. Ho was reported
to bo enthusiastic over tho development
ot tho mineral Interests of that section
of tho State.
At Kansas City tho othor day Justice
Wnrthnn dlacharrred John T.. Sliermnn.
tho private detective, who was accused I mitten
The House nml Heimtn II11U Tor the I'm
slonlnp; of Vi'tcruns cif tlio Wiir tif tlin
llehellon, which uro at rrc.enl lliuiglng
l-lri, Contrasted IMIinntrs of tho
Amounts Necessary tu Meet the Pro
Washington, May 14. Tho Scnato
ponslon committee yostcrday presented
to tho Senate a report recommending a
disagreement to tho Houso amendment!
substituting a sorvlco pension bill for
tho Dopcndont Ponslon bill. The re
port says that tho Sunato bill provide?
that tho bonellciary must bo de
pendent upon his dally labor or upon
tho contributions of others not le
gally bound for his support, whllo tho
House amendments makes pensionable)
nil persons who can bring themselves
within Its requirements irrespective o't
Tho Senate bill also fixes tho rato of
pension at twolvo dollars and tbo Houso
bill at eight dollars a month. Tho Sen
ate bill also makes provision for do
pendent parents which is omitted In
tho Houso amendment. Tho Senato
bill provides that the disability' shall
not bo tho result of vicious habits. This
is omitted In the Houso amendments.
Tho Houso also provides for a sorvien
pension, which the Senato does not. In
tho opinion of tho Senate committee
the two mi.asures aro entirely Irrecon
cilable, and In tho committee's judg-
I ment tho Houso bill is wholly ln
J adequate. Tbo report says that, count
ing tho number of disabled soldiers in
tbo soldiers' homos and eleemosynary
Institutions, there are at least twenty
five thousand disabled and dependent
I'nlon soldiers reclpi ents of public
charily. The rate ot twelve dollars a
month approaches nearly the minimum
of subsistance, while eight dollars a
month undoubtedly falls far below It.
If it bo deemed expedient to allow a
pension of eight dollars per mouth
simply becauso a person is dis
abled, that is no reason why
four dollars a month should bo
taken from the dependent soldier.
Tho House provision benellts those who
do not need a pension at tho expense of
those who are in absolute need. It is
tbo opinion of tho Senato uotnnilttrvt
that it is tho duty ot tho Government,
before entering upon any oilier pension
legislation, to provide for tbo needs of
tho disabled and dependent soldiers in
tbo mo-it liberal manner possible. Tho
Sonato bill was framed upon this
theory. Its object is relief to tho neces
sitous and not to thoso who do not need.
Tlio comnilUeo think tho service pen
sion a matter which should not bo in
volved with a disability bill. A serv
ico pension is a matter requiring
tho most careful consideration
in order that justico may bo dono
both to tbo soldier and to tho country.
Estimates prepared by Captain Alns
'worth shows that tho approximate ag
gregate cost of a servico pension upon it
basis of sixty-two years as ;ho age limit
will bo S1,1S2,0,.I5,.VJ5. Upon a basl-, of
sixty years tho cost would bo 51, ".:):),
10'.l,b21). Ot this amount S1.07!),C17,0i I
must bo paid boforo the and of the year
1015, and tho average annual payment
w ill bo S4t,5'j:i,7S2. It should be stated,
however, that theso estimates aro sub
ject to an annual reduction of SI,
174,03ii', duo to 22.595 of the pensioners
already being on tbo rolls at an averago
of 51.33 a month. ' TIicmj estimates
aro materially greater than those of tho
Houso committee, but tbo Scnato com
mittee adopt them because they seemed
to be basedon valid reasons and becauso
all experience has shown thai pension
estimates havo heretofore invariably
fallen below the actual cost. Tbo cum-
ilo not bulievo Iho servico
of tho murder of William C. Wrights
man, grocer and real estato speculator
of Scholl City, who disappeared In Kan
sas City in October, 1880. The ev.denco
did not sufficiently Identify tbo skele
ton found two years ago In tho weeds at
Randolph as tho missing Wrightsman.
On Janunary 1 tho Santa Fo employes
at Fayotto received an advance In sal
ary. Recently an ordor was mado by
Vice-President Relnhart that tho ad
vanco must bo refunded for the months
of January, February, March and April
and that tho old salaries will bo paid.
Tho order meant pay or quit and tho
employes woro considerably worked up
over the matter, as mnny of them had
spent all they received.
The Democratic nominating conven
tion of tho Sixth Congressional district
has been called to moot at Fayctto Juno
Amono tho officers recently nominated
by tbo President for tho now Territory
of Oklahoma, appears tho namo of Judgo
Seay, of Franklin County, this State, for
Associate Justico of tho Supremo Court
of tho Territory.
TnE north nnd west walls ot the Rhea
& Pago mill at Marshall fell tho other
evening but no one wns hurt Tho build
ing was a threo-story brick but recently
completed and contained 3,000 bushels
of wheat, most of which will bo totally
lost on account of rain andmlxturo with
tho debris ot tho wall. A car on tho
Missouri Paclflo track was badly wrecked.
C. L. Chatterson, n switchman of tho
Alton railway, whllo coupling cars in
tbo yards at tho Twelfth streot viaduct
in Kansas City tho other day, foil under
a passing train and was killed.
The Socrotary of Stato has Incorpor
atod tho Joplln & Western Railroad
Company. Capital, 5300,000. This is a
branch of tho Missouri Pacific.
An Luno, a Chinaman, arrived at St
Louis about a month ago from San Fran
cisco and engaged in tho laundry busi
ness. Tho othor day tho pollco found
him in a bunk in his collar suffering
An unknown man was run over and
killed by a Hannibal switch onglno at
Kansas City tbo other night He was
about thlrty-flvo years of ago and his
left leg was missing, In tho placo ot
whloh ho bad a wooien limb. Ilo had
been noticed at tho depot boforo tho nc
oldent and said ho was from La Junta,
St. Louis carpenters havo decided to
strlko unless granted an advanco ot five
cents an hour, and it is said tho bosses
will refuso the demand. Tho general
disposition of men in most lines of busi
ness seemed to bo to strike unless their
demands for shorter houn np& advance
pay we compiled with,
pension would givo satisfaction to thu
I soldiers. It Is preferential and invldl
' ous. It is a tontino measure. It places
tbo man who served twenty days upon
tbo same footing with him who served
four years. It compels tho youth
who onllsted at sixteen, los
ing his opportunity for education, and
who was discharged a veteran at tweu-ty-threo
to wait twelve years boforo his
claim for recognition will bo ontcr
tained. It is tho committee's opinion
that whenever it is deemed wise to in
augurate a system of service pensions it
should bo dono for tho benefit of all
living soldiers who aro honorably dis
charged. Tho estimates submitted to
tbo committee respecting tbo avorago
term of service vary from eighteon to
twenty-six months. On this basis tbo
annual chargo would bo $G$.023,r95 tho
4-whole subject, however," being largely
With regard to tbo proposed ropcai
of tho Arrears act tbo commlttco learns
that tho Socrotary of tho Interior esti
mates that It would require 521,220,200
to pay tho claims allowed between tho
dato the arrears limitation went Into
olfect and January 1, 1SS0; and 8255,
145,200 to pay arrears on all claims still
ponding. Theso estimates do not apply
to claims filed since tho beginning of
The Louisiana llrlbe May be Acccptf-u
New Orleans, May 14. John A. JKir
;ls, for tho Louisiana Stato Lottery
Company, yostcrday olforod tho Stato
Legislature now In session at Baton
Rougo 51,000,000a year for tho oxtcnslbii
of tho charter of the company for twen-ty-flvo
years, or 825,000,000 for tho en
tiro term. '
Tho question monopolizes pplitlcajijlr
tontion, and will occupy the i timo of jfhp.,
Leglslaturo until disposed of.-'"'Tho-light
in that body prora'lses to'bo longv
and bitter, and with tho- chancoti at
present in favor of tho .lottery com
Tho Senatorial Contest In Kentucky.
Frankfort, Ky May 14. At 8:10 p.
m. yesterday tho Democratlo "joint
Leglslativo caucus assombled and Im
mediately wont into tho nomination of ;
candidates for United States Sonator.'
Representative J. C. Carlisle, ox-Gov-ornor
Proctor Knott, Hon. L. T. Mooro
and ox-Judgo Lindsay wcro placed In
nomination. Just as tho chairman o(
tho caucus was ordering a ballot, a mo
tion was mado from tbo antl-Carllslo
faction to adjourn. Tho motion was
carried by n voto of 08 to 40 sovoral
Carlisle mon, however, voting for ad
journment " '