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Pabllthixl lery I'rMmr Mornln.
TILLMAN ti ritlt'i;, I'roprletori.
DlKhup Scarborough or the Kplscopal
diocese of New Jersey ban gone 11 Ut
ile farther than ;my yet In dealing
with the divorce question. Ho declares
that he folia to tee how there tan I
nn Innocent party to a divorce.
4 Auk Kdward la reported to bo uslni,
Georgia watermelons, Colorado eanta
loupes nnd Now York state apples. Ha
will not be eonidderoel fully American
ized, however, until he begins to carry
a nun and Installs a Missouri mule.
Kansas Is fusfclrig with Colorado be
eiuitc dhe takes all tho water out ol
tho Arkansas river before It gets tc
hannis. Now, If Colorado woilm do th
mine thins by the headwaters of tin
Kaw, In emergencies, it might he dif
ferent. Another bull campaign In cotton, It
Jh said, Is about to be waged In tlx
crop now moving to market. The new
clique Is said to have vn Us organizer!
the old Hrown-IIayes pool of New Or-lis.-triK,
and D. J. Sully, of New York
Canada has one Pacific railroad, hat
arranged to build another and project
d a third. In Improved waterways the
Canadians an: a long way ahead, 'flu
Dominion, with only 5,000,000 people
Is maktti; a great, record in providing
In Kansas colleges tho sophomore
and frcshwomcn smash furniture, teai
clothing and do rough and tumble
fighting jiiHt as Hiphomores and fresh
men do In colleges for males. Are tht
college girls lilting themselves for th
domestic wars in which they may en
gage after mairlage'.'
The new chief of (bo St. Loulu salv
age corps has been with the organiza
tion l.'i years and commenced work at
KilO Merchant street. In his name
John danvllle, there are 1.'! letters
and be took charge of his new olIlc(
on Friday. Now watch tho mporsti
Hows liemble whenever theie Is a Jin
The Japanese have a curious custom:
l,'pon every warHhlp Is a lawyer, tr.
whom In an emergency the eaptali)
looks for advice upon the International
law Involved. This learned gentleman
II ho r.ay the word Justifying Japan be
Jor the law, plunges his country lntc
Hruggle. The lawyer expoundb, tbc
The Canadian,-Alaskan boundary dis
pute Is mu'eh llko tin) northeastern
boundary question. Mitt led In 1811 b
Webster ami i.ord AHhhurlon; that is
the maps are all made on lusulllf lent
or erroneouslnformation and serve onl;
U complicate the controversy. Pcrhap!
the best way out Is to follow the north
oast precedent and settle by fixing an
rrbltrary line regardless of maps and
From the register of the tn-asiiri
corncti the gratifying statement, that
"the amount of 1'nlte.d States bond!
held by foreign Individuals Is so Insig
nificant that It may be said that the na
tional credit Is entirely upheld by do
mestic, money." Tbls fact sIiowh how
a port Ion of the balance of trade In fa
vor of thl; country has been paid. For
elgn holdings of government bonds hav
In i n puiehuHcd by Americans unci re
tin tied to this i ountry
The automobile will have to lake f
hac k nest In Die pre'enco of tbe electric
ears in iienin mat iiae made a reeorcj
ol' 12.1 l-r, miles an hour over a traeli
2S mllcn long. An American locomo
tlve two years ago iau live miles at th'
rate of ..'I miles an hour, but the llei
lln electric car ha- now gone lo Hip
top. Its builders It can work U,
to a speed of 1 in mllci an hour, am.
4hey are preparing to make the prom
St. I.oult. Is not alone In the mailer ol
Improper and fraudulent uatiirallatlon.
A lipcclal agent nf the dcpai tmonl ol
JiiKtlie who litis been making an Inves
tigation HiiiIh that 2.Vi,0oo foreigners
iae bi-i-n admitted io c-1'l.cni-lilp n (he
Mulo of Ohio by Judges not qualified tc
administer the oath, and that In Chi
cago J ,'' weie Improperly sworn In ui
citizens by a Judge In one, evening
despite the fact that the law require
the administration of the oath to each
Prci blent Roosevelt, In the courho oi
tils address at the unveiling of tlx
Sherman statue In Washington, said,
not Inaptly: "We can as little afford to
tolerates a dishonest man In the public
service as a coward lu the army. Th
murderer takes a klni;le life; tho cor
rtlptloiilsl III public: life, whether ho be
tribe giver or hribo taker, htrlkes at the
heart of tho commonwealth In every
public nervier, as In every i.rmy, then
will ho wrongdoers, then will occur
misdeeds. This can not bo avoided, hut
vigllaut watch must ho kept, and at
oon as discovered tho wrougdolug
lAUKt ho mopped atid th. wrongdocri
THE NEWS IH BRIEF.
pkimosai. Ann politic!,.
With Inijiresslvo neremonls, preced
ed by a military parade, an equestrian
Btatue ot William Tecumseh Shormnn
wan unveiled, at Washington, on the
15th, In the presence of official Wash
ington, the president at Its head, and
thousands of veterans, members of so
cieties of tho nrmloH of tho Tennessee,
tho Cumberland, tho Ohio and tho Po
tomac: The acquittal, on tho Kith, at Lexing
ton, S. C, of James II. Tillman, who
was charged with tho murder of N. O.
Oonzales, editor of the State, in Co
lumbia, S. C on January IS last,
brought to an end a trial that, Hincu
September 28, had engrossed the atten
tion of the public of South Carolina an
no other trial has done In tho last
quarter of u century.
News of the removal from nllleo of
United States Marshal Fred A. Field, of
Kiitland, Vt., by President Roosevelt,
surprised the- residents of that city,
where Mr. MeJd ranked as a leading
and hlgnly-respected citizen. He wmi
appointed marshal by I'rcsldent Mc
Kinley, and reappointed a year ago by
One cif the most. Important develop
ment) cif the American visit ol tho
Honourable Artillery Company of Jon
don was Its announcement that a mon
ument to the memory of the lato Queen
Victoria Is to be erected lu Boston,
Mass. Intelligence or thin plan was
cabled lo King Kdward.
Tho Jury, on the 10th, In Kansas
City, Mo., In the case cif Dr. Louis Horn,
a dentist, on trial for the murder of
Albert Secbrlst, failed to agree ou a
verdict and was discharged.
On the K,th It was definitely learned
that tho chaigcH on which Isrlg.-Oon.
John Chase, of the Colorado national
guard, was summoned before a mili
tary court, at Denver, Col., were per
jury and disobedience of orders.
Albert. 1.. Herman, alleged defaulting
clerk of the Third national bank, of
Louluvllle, Ky., was adjudged Insane,
on the Kith, by a Jury In the federal
court. Herman was charged with a
shortage In his accounts of between
$20,000 to $:;i,000.
William. Henry ICustls, of Minneap
olis, Minn , wa offered tho position of
auditor for the post olTce at Washing-j
ton, recently vacated by Capt. II. A.
Castle, and ho declined the same with
On the Ulth Sam I'icl.elt, a traveling
organizer o! theatrical comp'inles, wan
ai rented In Denver, Col., and arraigned
before I'nltr.l States Commissioner
Capron on a charge of lining tbe malls
to defraud. HIb bond was fixed at
Judge Hallett, of the United States
court cif Colorado, ordered the removal
to Philadelphia of Albert K. Hell, the
alleged forger and mall robber, and a
deputy marshal left, on tin: Pith, with
On tho 10th Leopold J. Stem, the
Haltlmore (Md.) contractor iccently
Indicted lu connection with a piHtul
contract, appeared In police court, In
Washington, liond was fixed at $.',000,
ind Sternwas committed to Jail.
"Railroads can not afford to grant
any further Increase lu wages, and If
they are forced to take such action,
over 100,000 employes in the eastern
half cif the country will be laid off In
definitely." This ultimatum was Issued,
In Chicago, on tin- Kith, to the heads
of labor organizations that, were plan
ning to demand higher pay.
Five b-aders ol tho I'nlted States
penitentiary mutineers, on trial at
Leavenworth, Ka , for murder, weie
totiud guilty, on I he' loth, by a Jury in
tlio feileial couit Tho Jury leeom-niond-d
that the deatli penally bo not
On tin; lOUi tho mo:-.t destructive flro
In the history of Aberdeen, Wash.,
wiped out ten Ihd-Iiicfh blocks and Hu
morous lesidenn., causing four deaths
and the serious Injury of fix pernios.
Tho lobs was over 11,000,000.
On tho Hith Allien Ifcckinanii, who
killed Helen Kelly, a former sweet
heart, at liutte, Mout., was captuicd al
Melt one, Mont., by Sheriff Quliiu.
A Frenchman named Clar'g was ar
rested, on the Pith, at WolUloii, .Mo.,
iiii.ipccted of knowing something about
tho murder of Mis. Kate Laiimau, wuo
wan killed, on the lltb, within half a
inlli) of tier home, near Normandy,
Mo., lu St. Louis county.
The president of tho Cotton States
growers, at Nov Orleans, announced
on the liitli, that tho crop would be
short ut least l,i00,iiiHl hales, on ac
count of tho boll weevil. The associa
tion will ask congiess to make an ap
propriation to stump out the Insect.
Following tho rilusal of tho Pacific
Express Co. directors to grata trie de
maud for an Incieuso of ton per cent.
In wages, 'i'iU rncsscngerm, clerks, drlv
ers and inirtcrs of tho company went
on strike In St. l-ouls and at various
agunck-s between St. loulrf, Little
Rock and Omaha, Neb., on the Kith.
On the 10th a gang of thieves, who
tried to run horses off the Fori 1'ecl;
(Mout.) Indian rem-rvnllori were iim
buthed and two or then killed. '111.
Indians engaged lu a ruuulng ibibt
wltb tbe outlawa,
A strike In the bituminous coal fields
of tho western states will be called, ac
cording to President Mitchell, of tho
Fnlted Mine Workers. Twenty-three
thousand men will he called out In
Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming. Tho
reason for tho strike order Is that tho
owners have refuu'd to treat with thj
On the night or the Kith the first
killing frost fen In Clay county, Kaa.
Corn was out of clanger.
Kxpcttflvn offlrlals of raHroadn enter
Ing Chicago entered a denial, on the
17, of the statement, that recent reduc
tions In the pay rolls of tho big sys
tems were duo to a falling off In busi
ness. So far ns can bo learned, the
reduction In tho working force was a
forerunner of Increased net revenue!!,
rather than a cut. due to the decreased
or decreasing Income,
Acting Secretary Oliver, of tho war
department, wan in conference in
Washington. I). C, on tho 17th, with
tho heads of the various military bu
reaus with a view to the reduction of
tho estimates for tho support of tho
army during the next, fiscal year lo tho
lowest possible limit consistent with
C.ov. Yates of Illnols, on the 17th,
honored the requisition for the return
to Madlion county, Ky., of Sam Wilson,
who Is under Indictment, there for
murder, and who was under arrest. In
Hloomlugton, III. It was charged that
Wilson, on April 8, 1!i0::, shot and
killed Henry Litchio without any
In the United States court, at Atoka,
I. T., on the 17th, Jack Reeves wan
convicted of the murder of his wife,
her mother, Daniel Craves and a
mockman named Kucklcs, Tbe mur
der was committed near Strlngtown, I.
T., last spring. Reeves was given a
Thomas Thompson, aged i0 years
old, was kitted, on tho 17th, In tho
mines at Johnston City, III., by falling
slate;. Ho fired a shot aiuj relumed
to his room to note Its effect, when a
largo quantity of slate fell, breaking
his nock. He left a wife and several
Tho plant of the Union Has Co., at
Hloomlugton, 111., exploded wit n ter
rific force, on the 18th, waking the en
tire city. The largo iiulldlngg was
completely wrecked, the debris being
thrown many hundred feel. Tho loss
was $25,000, No lives were lost
On the 17th, the Jury lu the cato cif
Daniel Voorhees Miller and Joseph M.
Johns, on trial In the federal court,
at Cincinnati, on tho charge of alleged
frauds In the post office department,
reported that It was unable to agree,
and was discharged.
I'rof. Charles H. Orcein;, dean of the
department of engineering at the Uni
versity of Michigan, and famous the
world over as an engineer, died, at Ann
Arbor, Mich., cm the 17th, of paralysla
of tho heart, aged f!0 years.
CURRENT NEWS ITEMS.
Ho; cholera Is raging In Shawrie
l)ou;ias lountloH, Kansas.
Slot machines to sell tickets of admis
sion to the- World's lair are being ex
Kradst reel's sayn that the country's
business lacks tho spur cif Insistent de
mand usually felt at this seai-on.
The battleship Missouri is ready for
her speed tilal. She lias sailed for Hus
ton, whole tbe test wll be held.
Ten St. l-ouls firemen were ovcrcciicfc
by ammonia fumes In fighting a flro lu
tho Anchor Cold Storage Co.'s plant.
The duke of Devonshire has accepted
the presldenly cif the llrltlsh Free Food
league In the light against Chamberlain.
King I'M wind seemed the appoint
merit of a ciimmlrsion lo formulate rev
olutionary changes In the llrltlsh war
The Dominican congress lias killed
tho tree ports bill because ol the pro
test of Mr J'owell, the United Stale
Tho Inside Inn, which Is to accommo
date 0.0(10 guests dally at the St. Limit
World's lair grounds. Is being on
t.lructed as a model temporary hotel.
In six ye ars Joseph Loiter, who oner
attempted io corner wheat, has almost
1 cleared off a $:i,000,000 indebtedness In
I curred when the eoirier collapsed.
Dan I'alch paced a mile to wagon nl
I.evlngton. Ky., In 1: fill 14, two second!
below the world's re-cord, established
! by Little Hoy, at Memphis.
Japan has 100,001 men concent rated
at Hakadale, tho poii flour which an
attack could be-st be mailo on Vladlvo
Htock, one of ItiiSKla'ti slroughohls,
Osey Austin, who stole packages ol
tobacco tags from mall pouches, war-
Fcntcnccd, at St. Louis, to tho peniten
tiary ror oiio year, within f!0 hours ol
The federal grand Jury at SI. Iiult
has indicted John J. MuOllllcuddy
better known as "Cuddy Mack" on u
charge of aiding Irr naturalization
frauds. Ho gave bond for $10,000,
C.ef of l)eteetlve-H Desmond of St.
Louis says tnut tho Laiiman murder
Is one of tho greatest mysteries tho St.
loiils county officials have had lo deal
with In ye-ars.
The St l-ouls police board accepted
tho resignations of Patrolmen (Jlynn,
Tlmko and Campbell, convicted ol
nhootlng c raps, and dismissed I'alrol
man Morton, who furnished tbe con
Missouri State Gleanings.
TVIi .MUiuHirl Mlenie- In llrtlrr.
In Ktono for the manufacture of ce
ment, as well as In building stone, Mis
souri excels all other states. Up to
within the pant year It has been
thought that Lehigh Valley cement
manufacture had found the bottom in
cost of cement manufacture, but now
comes Pike county with figures and
experience which show that greater
possibilities are found there. Port
land cement Is composed of silica,
alumina nnd carbonate or lime. In Le
high valley 72 per cent, or the total
output of the United State;n has pre
viously been scciireel. There a natural
rock In which silica and alumina al
ready combined In substantially correct
proportion!!, with varying amount of
carbonate of lime, Is found. All that la
necessary Is to mid more corbonatc of
lime, obtained from limestone These
two rocks are simply ground nnd
poured Into the rotaries for burning
dry. In Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and
other states, at great Increase cif cost
of production, marl Is used Instead of
rock, from which to obtain the neces
sary silica and nltimina. The "wet"
burning process is thus necessarily
employed, lly that process the cost
Is more, and production possibility di
minished one-half. Tho Lehigh crop
plngs are excelled by Missouri stone,
lor the reason that there Is less dross
In tho latter; and, In the second place,
because the limestone, and the stone
containing tho other elements em
ployed, are there found widely apart.
Aiong the blulfs or the Mississippi riv
er, In this stale, the two stones are
found adjacent, and can ho handled by
gravity. One plant, with a capital of
$1,500,000, Is now being erected at Lou
isiana, and within the jioxt few years
the full length of bluffs along the Mis
sissippi will bo under tho hornesH of
tho cement manufacturer.
Ilnil WreeU In !volla (.11).
Three men were killed and three
others Injured, one seriously, In a col
lision between Missouri I'acltit; and
Frisco freight trains In the switch
yards in Kancas City. The dead; A. L.
Johnson, MlKMiurl I'aclflc switchman:
John Murphy, Missouri I'acllle switch
man; Oeorgo Klrkpalrlck, Magnum. In
jured: Will Austin (negro), compound
fraeture of leg, which will bo ampu
tated; R. H. Ilraht, Missouri I'acllle
engineer, rib broken; .1. H. Ward, se
verely bruised The Frisco train was
standing on the crossing whe-n the Mis
souri I'acllle train ran 'uto it, turning
over a freight car. Tills car fell over
on a crowd of men on tho oilier side
of the Frisco train who wore waiting
for it tei pasii. The engineer of tho
Missouri I'aclflc train says that he got
a signal to proceed across tin cross
ing, but It Is believed that ho momen
tarily lost control eif bis engine. R. II.
Ilraht, who was Injured, was tbr en
gineer of another Missouri I'aclflc
freight which was waiting for tho
Frisco train to clear the crossing. He
bail left his engine and Joined the oth
er railroad men near the Frisco train
when the car was pitched upon them.
A strike wan calleel on tho Mlsourl
building at tho St. Iuls World's fair
grounds, but after being out W hours,
the men returned to work, a satisfac
tory agreement having he-en effected.
Tho trouble originated with the elec
trical workers, who demanded $5 a
day from oont rue-tors In charge! of that
worlt. The demand was refused, and,
upon the strike of these men, tho con
tractors personally took tlmir places.
A general strike was then called by the
iabor confederation, and the 00 men at
work on the building walked out. Con
tractors announce that tho Missouri
building In almost thrve-l'oiirtlm com
pleted. Ili'iiiiirkcilile, Hut 'line.
That tho cash prle-s offered In tho
live sioclc. department or the Loulhianti
Purchase! exposition aggregate almost
::o per cent, more than the total pre
miums of 12 leading stale fairs and
tho international and American royal
shows combined, might icasonably be
doubted by experts in Hitch matters, but
stub is the ease. The cash prizes Irr
Chief Cobtirn's department ol Hie
World's ralr are $55,:;00 greater than
those offered by the laige-sl II live
stock shown of tho United States In
I'eila- teiei.iuel- C iir II I -.!.
Tho criminal case against Cole
Younger, In which ho was charged by
tho Younger-James wild west show
management with embezzling some 0,
000, was dismissed In the circuit court
at Ni'vada, the stato'H attorney refusing
to prosecute. The money In question
was ordered paid Into court under a
IIiikh mt f IVr.
MaHhers In Joplln must pay $16 a
hug, according to tho decision Judge
llurrett rendered when threo young
men, A, J. Long, Pete U-o and O. J.
Judd, were fined for hugging Mm May
Williams on the street. Mrs. Williams,
who is a pretty young woman, told her
Ktory In court, and none of Ibu young
manlier denied the churges.
A IIIk TrnimiH-llein,
A transaction which lnvolv-w a mil
lion dollars and embraces not only tho
sale of one of tho oldest lumber com
panies lu the west and tho Incorpora
tion of a now company for the. pur
jiose of tho transfer, but the Introduc
tion or a new force In the lumber
trade of the north and Kouthwoat, has.
Just been completed In St. LouIb
Knapp, Stout & Co., which has been
In existence lu St. Louis fpr tho last
generation, has been purchased by the
newly Incorporated Wilson Iron &
Lumber Co., or Wisconsin. Thin com
pany has Just been Incorporated under
tho laws of the state or Wl&consln.
I'etcr H. Wilson, who was tho treasur
er of Knnpp, Stout fc Co., t: the
president or the new organizat!oi and
Philip D. Wilson, his brother, lr t,o
vice-president. All tho remaining
fctockbolders are In Wisconsin. Peter
K. Wilson said: "All there Is to say
about the purchase) is that tho now
company has taken over the entire
buslne.-m of Knapp, Stout & Co., for
which wu have organized and Incor
porated the- now company. "Wo paid
In round numbers $1,000,000 for the;
equipment of the; old linn, which In
cluded Its yards at Salisbury nnd Hall
streets, comprising from thirty to for
ty acres of ground and 25,000,000 foot
or lumber. Tho now company will be
one of tho largest In tho country, and
will, we; think, bo ablo to materially
Improve; on tho past records of the
lumber trade;." The headquarters ol
Knapp, Stout & Co. woro In Menomi
nee, Wis. While; tho now' company Is
also Incorporated in Wisconsin, Its of
fleers are residents or St. Louis, and
Its main offices will bo In that city.
Snbvii Hiiiliialfin In t. I.etnla.
A series of gas explosions occurred
In a high tension subway for several
bloc ks along Thirteenth street, between
Chestnut and St. Charles, In St. Louis
Three persons were severely burned
and there was a hasty exodus of resi
dents Irom the locality. One woman
was so startled by the explosion that
she Jumped rrom a street car and wtu
badly hurt. The first explosion oc
curred In a manhole In which William
Ryan, a cable splicer, was drilling lntc
a four-Inch gas main, and probably re
sulted from a spark from Ills drill.
Ryan was renelereel unconscious, and
lay on the floor of the pit for several
minutes, In danger ejf being suffocated,
until rescued by John L, Fay. He wat
seriously burned about the face, arm!
and liinly, and alno Inhaled much gas.
Ho may die Fay was also badly hurt,
being Ke'voroly burned by flames that
shot up from the pit, and his rescue ol
Ryan was nothing lens than heroic
Mrs, Annie Oreenberg, who was walk
ing with Fay, was also badly burned
her race being one complete blister She
went homo Immediately, without, wait
ing tor the ambulance- which was sum
moned, anil did not receive medical at
tention until her address was discov
ered by the police, as sovernl doctors
who were called lu by her refused tc
treat her unless given their pay In ad
vance. i:iullllllll)l Wtlllieil,
nernuse he reiferred to tho United
Slate-s Hag as a "dirty rag, represent Inp.
a ellrty e lass or pe-oplo," II. K. Dover, an
Knglisbmari, wan. soundly thrashed, in
Joplln, by a miner named Harry Flynn
Dozens or people witnessed tho occur
rence, and cheered Flynn while) ho wii!
punishing the Kngllshman. Tho trou
ble started on Main street, between
Fourth and Fifth, where the Salvation
army was holding service.
Wlill. lliirri-l Ki!i-lc.
Leslie Hickman, ot Slater, wan In
Jured In a strange way the) other day
He had bought an empty whisky barrel
from a drug store and took It homo tc
fill It with elder. While bo was liorlm;
a hole In the empty barrel with n red
hot poker It exploded with a report
that was heard a mile. Tho top of the
house was partly blown ilT, and Hick
man wan wounded In tho laco anC
breast, but not fatally.
Ziirn .lier) ItlKiiKre-eil.
The Jury lu the case of Dr. Louis
Zorn. on trial lu Kansas City for the
murder or Albert Seclirlsl, his temant.
railed to agree on a verdict and wa)
discharged. The men quurrclcd over
rent, and In his dying ulatoment So
chrlHt tald that Zom had t'liot him
without provocation. This wan Horn's
Knrirr llrtm Tim Venrn,
Frank Uupcnthal, the forger, whe
was arrested In St. Louis and taken to
Steolvlllo by Sheriff W. R. TafT, was
arraigned In court there, and entered
a plea of guilty, and was sentenced by
Judge Woodsldo to two years In the
Khrllirra' Tpiiiplr llintll utril.
Anou lieu Adhem temple of the Mys
tic Shrine, tho fourth temple lu Mis
souri, was Instituted at Springfield
with elaborate ceremonies, Including a
street parade and drill, A cIimi of 100
novices woh Initiated