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Iron County register. [volume] (Ironton, Iron County, Mo.) 1867-1965, December 20, 1894, Image 2

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The house of representatives, on the
1 1 th, passed the railroad pooling bill
oy a vote of yeas 166, nays lid
Further withdrawals of gold from
the New York :&ub-treasury, on the
13th, reduced ' the ; cfold' reserve to
slightly above' $101,138,022, ;
he government of. .Uruguay pro
poses to issue an edict against the ad
mission of undesirable . immigrants.
The law will be similar to that of the
United States. -
The gold reserve on the evening of
the 14th stood at $96,341,831. The dav's
withdrawals amounted to $4,875,000,
ox which amount' '51,650,000 was
known to be for export. '
Telegrams received at ; Sandusky,
O., on the 12th, indicate the loss of the
schooner Mary Amelia and her crew,
which left Port Huron November 27
for that port with a cargo of lath. -
The failures in the. United States
for the week ended on the 14th were
349, against 339 for the. corresponding
week last year. For Canada- the fail'
ores were 40, against 42 last year.
Miss Mabt Stewabt Stiermatc,
daughter of Senator -John Sherman,
was married, m the 12th, in Washing
ton city, to John Tver McCallum, an
attache of the United States supreme
The old Jtrmel mansion in New
York city, occupied during the revo
lutionary war by Gen. Washington as
headquarters, was damaged to the ex
tent of $1,000 by 'fire on the night of
the 13th.
The Brazilian government has lately
acknowledged the claims of French,
Italian and German citizens, but can
not arrive at any -definite settlement at
present, owing to the critical state of
the treasury.
A dispatch Irom Hiroshima says a
detachment of the Japanese second
army occupied Foo-Chow. on the 5th,
without meeting any opposition, the
Chinese earrison, 5,006 strong, retreat
ing to New Chwang.
A warrant was sworn -out, on the
12th, against the officers of the Poca
hontas Cotton Mill Co., of Petersburg,
Va., charging them with violating the
laws of the state, in working women
and children more than ten hours
The marriage of Prince Adolphus of
Teck, brother of the duchess of York,
to Lady Margaret Grosvenor, daugh
ter of the duke of Westminster, the
richest peer in Great Britain, took
place in the chapel at Eaton Hill,
Chester, on the 12th. '
Ira Ward, born in Connecticut,
April 9, 1796, and his wife, Hannah
Graves Cmmpton Ward, born in Ver
mont, October 11, 1798, are living on a
farm near New Hudson, Vt. They
were married November 16, 1817, seventy-seven
y ears ago. ; -
IL M. Capehabt, a justice of the peace
t Velpen, Pike county, IncL, while try
ing a railroad man for some-minor
offense, on the 11th,. was struck on the
head by the prisoner and killed almost
Instantly. The sheriff started in pur
suit of the murderer. , .
It was stated, on the 12th, that many
of the railroad coal operators of the
Pittsburgh district would reduce wages
within the next teri clays. 'The officials
of the miners organization refused to
talk on the situation and! declined, to
anticipate what ' action the ' miners
would take. ' .
Nicaragua, died ' on the 13th. He was
an able statesman,' his administration
being noted for the, progress the coun
try made and the reforms instituted by
him. He retained office until he was
75 years old, when he was succeeded by
Pedro Chamorro.
'William Plankinton bank case in Mil
waukee, on the 14th, disclosed the fact
that the bank, in the opinion of ex-National
Bank Examiner Sturgis, was
hopelessly insolvent from the first day
of January, 1893, to the day it closed
its doors. May 31, 1893.
Miss Yixgixia Si-tart Mosbt, the
Virginia authoress, and ' daughter of
Col. John Singleton Mosby, the famous
confederate guerrilla, was married at
Fairfax, Va., on the 11th, to Mr. Wat
son Coleman, private secretary of Rep
resentative La'fe Pence, member of
congress from Colorado.
The Manchester (England) Guardian
said, on the 11th, that as the result of
a conference between Lord Rosebery
and Lord Kimberley the British gov
ernment demanded absolute freedom
in the matter of reporting upon the
situation in Armenia, and that the de
mand was at once conceeded by Turkey.
It was announced, on the 12th, that
one set of the shops of the Michigan
Peninsular Car Co. at Detroit would
start up January L, probably, or be
fore February 1 at the latest. The
shops will be run to their average ca
pacity, but it was yet uncertain
whether they could be kept running
all through next year.
Mrs. Minxie Jeffersox, or "Granny"
Jefferson, as she is familiarly called,
was reported dying at the residence of
her grandson, Charles Davis, in New
York city, on the 11th. "Granny" was
born on the plantation owned by
Thomas Jefferson, third president of
the United States, at Shadwell, Al
bemarle county, Va., on March 20, 17!5.
Workmen engaged in digging a canal
from the city of New Orleans to Lake
Ponchartrain excavated two stumps,
on the 10th, at a depth of nine feet
from the surface, in each of which was
imbedded a 6-pound cannon ball, fired
from. Packenham's cannon during the
battle of New Orleans in 1815. The
identity of the balls is proven by the
fctatnp of the maker, still visible.
CoiiPiiEHEJfsiVE plans-for the imme
diate reorganization of the police de
partment of Chicago on a civil service
basis, were submitted to Mayor Hop
fclns. on the lith, by John W. Ela.
John H. Hamline and Harry Reubens, 4
the members of the commission ap
pointed by the mayor. It was expect
ed that within a week the department
would be under the adaynistration of
,a now board. ! '
.- , , .
A Smnmary of Important Events.
-. at Second Session.
IS the senate, on the loth, the mala feature
Of interest was Mr. Morgan's speech favoring
the Nicaragua canal bill. Mr. Mitchell (Ore.)
also favored the bill, but expressed doubts as
to the extent to which the United States
should become involved. Resolutions were
offered by Mr. Call (Fla.) looking to the inde
pendence of Cuba and to the settlement of the
Japanese-Chinese war In the house the
day's session whs devoted to consideration of
business pertaining-to the district of Columbia,
bet nothing was accomplished.
Ik the senate, on the Jlth. Mr. Morrill ( Vt.)
delivered a witty speech on the subject of pop-
niistic panaceas for financial troubles. Messrs.
Dolph and Sherman spoke in favor of the
Nicaragua canal bilL Mr. Call (Fla.) delivered
his usual tirade against newspaper correspond
ents. A message was received from the presl
dent on the subject of the alleged Armenian
atrocities and referred to the committee on
foreign relations. In the house the bill to
permit railroads to pool their earning was
passed, 166 to 110. A resolution was adopted
ordering the printing of 20.000 copies of the re
port of the secretary of the treasury for the
use of the house.
In the senate, oa the 12th, a motion to take up
house bill making sugar free with the finance
committee's amendment, imposing a fiat duty
of 40 per cent, was defeated. The attempt to
take up Mr. Vest's cloture bill was also defeat
ed. The Nicaragua canal bill was discussed
for a couple of hours, and the bill to organize
the territory of Indianola was referred to the
committee on territories. Bills were passed
riving pensions of $100 a month to the widows
of Generals Banks and Crittenden and to
Ma J. -Gen. J. C McCternand In the house
the motion to strike from the urgent defi
ciency hill the item of 1345,005 to enforce
the collection of the income tax provision
of the tariff law, was defeated, 127 to 55.
Dates were fixed for the exercises in con'
nection with the erection of statues to
Gen. John Stark and Daniel Webster, and the
delivery of eulogies upon the late Representa
tive Wright, of Pennsylvania.
I the senate, on the 13th, the bill to estab
lish the university of the United States and
the Nicaragua canal bill were taken up and
several speeches were made on each measure,
hut action was taken on neither. An amend
ment to the latter bill was sent to the clerk's
desk by Mr. Call (Fla.). but no one there could
decipher ft and it was not read In the
house bills appropriating $2,008,595 to meet ur
gent deficieaces for the current fiscal vear,
$1,879,057 for fortifications and coast defenses
for the year ending June 30, 1896, and $457,676
for expenditures at the West Point military
academy in the same year, were passed as they
came from the committees. Action cn the
contested-election case of Williams vs. Settle,
from the Fifth North Carolina district, was
further postponed.
The senate was not in session on the 14th. .
la the house the pension appropriation bill
was taken up, discussed for four hours and
passed without amendment. The army appro
priation bill for the year ending June 30, 1896,
was placed on the calendar. A resolution ask
ing the secretary of state for the correspond
ence relating to the promise of this govern
ment to pay Great Britain $125,000 on account
of claims made by Canadian sealers growing
-out of the Behring sea seal controversy was
adopted. A night session was held for the
consideration of private pension bills, and the
house adjourned until the 17th.
The German government has instruct
ed the Hamburg chamber of commerce
to inquire into the complaints which
have been made as to the inferior
quality of recent importations into
that country of petroleum by the
Standard Oil Co. of the United States.
It is charged that the Pennsylvania
oil fields are exhausted, and that the
oil recently imported was from Indiana
and Ohio.
All the lawyers, constables and de
tectives of Dawes county made a raid
on Crawford, Neb., on the 10th, to find
the absconding bank president, Albert
Whipple. His. friends insist that he will
return and explain everything. Others
who know the inside history of the
company "say he will never return un
less compeled to do so by law. The de
falcation will reach 320,000 or more.
Reports to the treasury department
&how that since December 1 the amount
of gold taken out of the subtreasuries
in exchange for United States and
treasury notes is 8,341,892, of which
$8,072,964 was in exchange for United
States notes and 268,928 in exchange
for treasury notes.
If the possession of railroads and tel
egraphs is a gauge of civilization, then
the United States certainly stands far
ahead of any other nation. In rail
roads America has 218,871 miles, or
31,000 miles more than all of the re
maining countries of the world com
bined. A i j. foreign diplomatic action at Con
stantinople has been suspended in con
sequence of the exchange of views
which on the initiative of Great Britain,
is proceeding between the Berlin treaty
signatory powers with the view of tak
ing joint aetion on the Armenian ques
The building of the Consolidated
Coffee Co. at Omaha, Neb., was gutted
by fire on the 10th, entailing a loss of
about $10,000 on stock and structure.
Guests of several large hotels in the
same block were frightened from their
quarters. The damage was covered by
The senate, on the 11th, confirmed
the nomination of Gen. John C. Black
to be United States attorney for the
northern district of Illinois.
The Ontario Malleable works at
Oshawa, Ont., were burned on the 11th.
Loss, $120,000; insurance, $29,000. The
establishment was the oldest of its
kind in Canada, and gave employment
to 300 men.
The newly replenished gold reserve
is again steadily melting away.
John Burns, the English labor rep
resentative, spoke to the miners of
Georgetown, Col., on the night of the
Mrs. Mart Axdersos Navarro, the
well-known American actress, was re
cently delivered of a son at her resi
dence in Lexham Gardens, London.
The child died the same day.
Birge's wall-paper factory, coveri ng
half a square in Buffalo, N. Y., was de
stroyed by fire, on the 11th, causing a
loss of $."00,000, and throwing from 500
to 700 employes out of work. It was
the largest individual plant of its kind
in the United States and perhaps in the
Miles Kitciiex of Okeene, Okla.,
while repairing the cross on top of a
church steeple there, on the 10th, fell
to the ground, a distance of 60 feet, and
was intantly killed.
In a collision between cable cars in
the Washington street (Chicago) tun
nel, on the evening of the 11th, one I
man was fa tall v hurt, fifteen more
people were seriously injured, and a
score of others more or less bruised.
The cars were set on fire by the stoves,
and for a time there was a fearful panic
around the wieck.
, On the 11th Harry Stoner and Mary
Ereuster, William D. Casswell and
Katie May Griffith, Charles S. McClel
land and Sallie Eustis, G, L. Markharu
and Mattie Middleton, George F. Cook
and Lottie B-Smith, of Louisville, and
Alvin Fry apd Vinnie Warfiold, of Gray
son, were among, those who eloped to
Jefferson vile lod., frorq Kentucky.
Lizzie Mayster, aged 8, as plaj u
on tiie roof of a shed at her parents'
nouse, near Edmund, Okla., on the 11th.
Slipping between two planks, the girl
struck on her chin, and was literally
banged to death.
George Smith, who was injured by
the Australian pugilist Winters in a
bout at Holborn hall, London, on the
7tn, aiea on the ntn. uis deatn re
sulted in several arrests. -
The reported robbery, on the night
of the 10th, of the Farmers' and Mer
chants' bank at Hennessy, Okla., by
members of the Cook gang, proves to
have been without foundation.
The secretary of the navy, on the
11th, made the last payment but one
on account of the Chilian indemnity
claims, being that of Joseph Quigley, a
fireman on the Baltimore, who was re
leased from confinement at Mare island,
Cal., for being absent without leave
and discharged with a check for $1,000,
Robert Webster, an aged farmer
living near South Haven, Mich., on the
11th, set fire to his barn, shot and fear
fully wounded Eugene Keasy, a neigh
bor, and then attempted to commit sui
The annual convention of the Na
tional Civil-Service Reform league con
vened at the rooms of the Chicagc
Commerce club in the Auditorium
building on the 12th.
An Englishman giving the name of
M. Horst, who is wanted for swindling
banks in various parts of this country,
was arrested in Philadelphia on the
M. Augusts Burdeau, president of
the French chamber of deputies, died
in Paris on the 12th.
Frau Louise Rothschild, widow of
the banker Carl Rothschild, of Berlin,
died on the 12th.
Earl Davis. Ed Singer, Fleming
Jackson, John Bunnell, John Brown
Buck Taylor, James Parke, Mrs. Van
Rhooden, Willie Wolf, aged 5; Gorden
Wolfe and Sherman Chase, all of whom
were bitten by a rabid dog at Mount
Vernon, O., were, on the 13th, sent to
the Lag-ario Pasteur institute at Chi
cago, the city council of Mount Ver
non appropriating $1,500 to defray the
A dispatch from Tien-Tsin, on the
13th, said the report of the capture of
Kin-Chow by the Japanese lacked con
firmation. Japanese cruisers contin
ued to reconnoiter along the coast.
Jean Mace, the French litterateur,
died in Paris on the 13th. He was born
April 22, 1815.
ligut snocits oi earthquake were
felt at Cape Town, South, Africa, on the
The St. Petersburg JBourse Gazette
of the li'th said the new Russian loan
had been subscribed forty times in ex
cess of the sum required.
The steamer Elliott, which arrived
at Savannah, Ga., on the 14th. from
Bluefields, brought no information of
the situation in the Mosquito reserva
tion, except that everything was quiet
when the vessel left. The Mosquitos
had another chief in place of Clarence,
but he was regarded as a tool in the
hands of the Nicaraguans.
Eugene Weir, night clerk in the St.
Nicholas drug store in San Francisco,
was found dead at the foot of the base
ment stair, early on the morning of
the 14th, with twenty-eight stab
wounds in his body. The deed was
committed by burglars, who only got a
small amount of money for their pains.
The plant of the Meyer United
States Standard Scale Co. in New York
was burned on the 14th. A large
amount of stock and much valuable
and special machinery was burned.
The loss is estimated at $05,000; par
tially insured.
Father Denza, director of the Vati
can observatory at Rome, died, on the
14th, from apoplexy, with which he was
stricken as he was leaving the presence
of thepope after an audience with his
holiness, on the 13th.
Joseph Von Robby, supposed to be a
fugitive from Germany, was arrested
in Brooklyn, on the 14th, and a large
number of valuable diamonds were re
covered. Adjt.-Gen. Porter, of the New York
state national guard, was stricken with
apoplexy, on the 13th, and his physi
cians pronounced his case hopeless.
On the 10th Jonn Huntington, re
mittance clerk in the Citizens' state
bank of Council Bluffs, la., shot and
seriously wounded F. N. Hayden, of
Chicago, and A. Cromwell, of Minne
apolis, respectively superintendent and
inspector of the Fidelity and Casualty
Co., of New York city, and then com
mitted suicide by shooting himself
through the head. An investigation
of some of Huntington's crooked work
was in progress at the time.
A dispatch from Ottawa, Ont., on
the 16th, said: "The report that there
would be a dissolution of parliament
after the cabinet was reorganized is
altogether premature. Until Mr.
Bowell has formed his cabinet nothing
can be done in this connection. The
chances are that if he succeeds he will
:all a session before parliament dis
The weekly statement of the asso
ciated banks of New York city, issued
on the loth, snowed, the following
changes: Reserve, increase, $443,175;
loans, decrease, $962,200; specie, in
crease, $6,375,900; legal tenders, de
crease, $6,244,300; deposits, decrease.
81,240,300; circulation, dcrease, 82'J,-
The Bethlehem (Pa.) Iron Co. has
received the whole contract for the
armor for Russia's two new war ves
sels. The contract calls fDr over 12,000
tons, and means a full ya ir's work iu
the armor department.
The German reichstag, on the 15th.
rejected the government's proposal to
prosecute Ilerr Liebknecht for lese
majesty by a vote of ICS to 58. The
debute on the anti-socialist bill began
on the 17th.
The governor of the Wickau district
in Prussia has dissolved the social
democratic organization within hi.-i
jurisdiction on the ground that it is a
society without the rights of a corpo
ration. A duel with swords was fought, on
thir l.Hh
ueiween .i. i-aui muysen, of
and M. Tourot, of Le Petite
Le Jour.
Rcpublique. M. Blu.ysen was wounded
in the arm, and M. Tourot received a
wound in the stomach.
On the 15th the associated banks of
New York city held $33,245,825 in ex
cess of the requirements of the 25-percent,
Wm. L. Bradley, the millionaire
president of the Bradley Fertilizer
Co., died at Hingham, Mass., on the
Dr. John Lord, historian and lec
turer, died at his home in Stamford,
Conn., on the 15th.
Ended Hi Existence.
Despondency, traceable to strong
drink, caused Herbert L. Doggett, ona
of the brightest members of the Kansas
City bar, to put an end to his existence.
He shot himself at the home of his parents,
s west Thirteenth street, and diea in tne
arms of his mother in a few minutes. He was
a son of John Doggett. one of the big dry gsods
merchants of the city, fie was a Yale gradu
ate, and an enthusiastic friend of all athletio
sports. After graduating from Yale he went to
New York, where for a time he was a reporter
on the Times. He then returned to Kansas
City, and began the study of law. Al
though but 31 years old, he had won dis
tinction in his profession, and was con
sidered among the foremost members of the
bar. Of late he has been drinking heavily
and within a week had twice disappeared from
home. When called he informed his mother
that he was busy writing letters. A few min
utes later he unlocked the door to his room,
then lay down upon the bed and sent a bullet
into his heart. The mother and sister heard
the shot, but when they reached the room he
was too far gone to speak.
That Proposed New Bridge.
Says a Washington dispatch:
Congressman Forman (III.) is pushing the
East St. Louis bridge bill. "Horse, cab, driver
and two persons inside can cross Brooklyn
bridge for live cents," said Mr. Forman. "It
costs twenty-flve cents to drive a buggy over
the St. Louis bridge. The rates are ex
orbitant. They are five times too high.
The St. Louis bridge cost a great deal
of money, more than was necessary,
and high rates may be necessary to pay the
interest on the bonds. But that is no reason
why the people should be taxed outrageously
when capital is asking the privilege to build
another bridge and offering a schednle of maxi
mum rates far below the tolls of the present
Senator Cockrell (Mo.) is beginning to feel
the pressure. Hli position is all that stands
in the way of the passage of the bill. He in
sists on the two-mile limit provision.
Granted a Change of Venae.
The Taylor brothers, charged with
the murder of the Meeks family in
Linn county, have been granted
change of venue.
They were taken from the jail at St. Joseph,
where they had been confined since their
capture in Arkansas, and conveyed to Lmneus.
A crowd of at least 600 had assembled at the
station when the train arrived, but no signs of
violence were shown. Their attorney asked
for a change of venue, making affidavit against
Linn, Sullivan and Chariton counties, and the
case was sent to Carroll county.
The prisoners were taken back to jail after
having been in the court-room just ten min
utes. At the jail they shook hands with their
father and brothers, and bade them farewell.
They were escorted again to the train, and are
now in the Carroll county jail.
Missouri Poultry Association.
The third annual meeting of the
Missouri Poultry association, held at
Macon, was declared a success.
Over 1,300 birds were scored by the judges,
The Plymouth Rock class was the fullest.
there being over 200 entries of this breed. The
highest prize, a silver medal, goes to A. E,
Tarbox, Yorkville. 111. The next meeting, at
St. Louis, will be held the second week in De
cember, 1895. The following officers were
elected: President, C. L. Andrews, Sedalia;
vice-president, G. L. Belcher. Carroll ton; sec
retary, Rolla G. Carroll, Warrensburg; treas
urer, Mrs C A. Creel, Carrollton. Executive
Committee A. J. Blake, St. Louis; Henry
Steinwich, Clayton; Mrs. Emma Foster, Aull
A Kansas City Coal Combine.
A great coal combine has been
formed at Kansas City.
A large number of coal companies, it is al
leged, have heretofore found it difficult to com
pete with the large coal operators and mines in
Kansas, and they decided to erganize a new
company. The capital will be -',( 00.000, and
the company will be able to make its own
prices. General sales offices will be opened in
Kansas City, and will be under the manage
ment of Capt Kniffin, formerly general agent
for the Missouri Pacific Coal Co. at St. Louis.
Practically all of the smaller companies in the
Kansas City territory will be merged into the
new concern.
Missouri Fund Commissioners.
The state board of fund commission
ers held a meeting at Jefferson City the
other day.
Arrangements were made for paying $400,000
of the state s 6 per cent, bonds, which fall due
January 1. 1895. The board also looked over a
lot of old bonds and coupons, taken up by the
state's fiscal ageit at New York, and forward
ed for a comparison of balances. Everything
checked up correctly, and the usual disposition
was made with the canceled bonds and cou
Escaped from Jail.
Alva C. Ross and William Longworth
escaped from the Linn county jail by
sawing off the bars of their cell.
Koss was tried for arson at the recent term
of court and sentenced to five years in the
penitentiary. A motion for new trial was over
ruled and appeal granted. He was a member
of the Taylor gang. Longworth was sentenced
to two years in the penitentiary. A reward of
$100 and $50 has been offered by Sheriff Barton
for Koss and Longworth, respectively.
Randolph T. Davis.
Randolph True Davis,
the well
died the
known St. Joseph miller
other morning.
He passed away surrounded by his family
and friends. The illness that resulted in death
dates back about two years. It was liver trou
ble, and all that medical aid could do was done.
Mr. Davis was born in St. Joseph in 1837, and
was the first white child born in Buchanan
county. He 'started the great milling plant,
which made him rich.
A "Smelling" Committee for St. Louis.
It is said that the legislature will be
asked to appoint a committee to inves
tigate the alleged election frauds and
other matters in St. Louis.
The bill, it is said, will be laid down on pretty
much the same lines as that under which the
Lexow committee is working in New York,
and will include the investigation of the police
department as well as alleged election and reg
istration frauds.
For Embezzlement.
Joseph Londes, cashier of the St.
Clair County bank at Osceola, was sen
tenced at Warsaw, on change of venue,
to two years in the penitentiary for
A Janitor's Fortune.
Peter Frank, for many years janitor
for different business firms at Sedalia,
has received notice from Sweden that
there is due him about $28,000 from his
father's estate.
Never Reached Her I.Vstlnation.
Mrs. James II. Moore, ouite asred.
traveling from Rolla to Chillicothe, was
stricken with paralysis on a train at
Mexico and died at a hotel.
Van Horn Will Contest.
R- T. Van Horn, editor of the Kansas
City Journal, has served notice on
Congressman Tarsnev of his intention
to contest the latter's seat.
At a Fire.
F.W. Michler, and a 6-vear-old daugh
ter were badlv burned and Mr. Mich-
ler's mother sustained a broken arm at
a Kansas City fire.
Fale of Mineral Lands.
One huadred acres of land near .Top
lin, which has already produced 5iK,
000 worth of lead and zinc, recently
sold for $15,000.
Crashed Between Cars.
Policeman Isaac Dilley, while passing
between cars in the Rock Island yards
at Trenton, was crushed and died in
two hours.
Toothful .Burglars.
Jean Burris and Fred Hazelwood,
each 9 years old, were arrested in St.
Joseph on a charge of burglarizing
A Kansas City bell boy known as Joe
won over $2,000 at craps.
Mining operations at Rich Hill are
being extensively resumed.
Many hogs have died from cholera in
Johnson county this year.
The St. Louis grand jury has taken
up the alleged election frauds.
Mr. Dewitt was seriously shot a
Neosho by the accidental discharge of
a pistol.
Richmond has six churches of differ
ent denominations, and all are pros
perous. Miss Fannie Walters dan Frank
Smith were married at Fayette. The
bride is only 13.
The force in the Frisco shops at
Springfield is increasing, 580 men be
ing now employed.
A Bates county farmer soaks wheat
in skimmed milk and feeds it. He savs
it fattens hogs nicely.
arden Pace of the penitentiary is
arranginsr for a bur dinner for his
guests on Christmas day.
The expenses of the Girls' Industrial
home at Chillicothe fell 95,000 below
. the appropriation for the fiscal year.
Wiley Ellis, of Marceline, was jailed
at Linneus, charged with breaking into
and robbing the First national bank of
John Brockway, aged 24, was ar
rested at Marshall the other night for
passing forged checks on several mer
chants, and was jailed.
A wolf was killed 15 miles north of
Springfield, which measured 5 feet 5
inches from the tip of his nose to the
end of his tail and stood 30 inches in
At Kansas City recently wheat-fed
hogs brought 5 cents higher figures than
the next highest sale. There were 140
in the drove, and the owner said he
cleared $350 on the lot.
A valuable discovery of nickel and
cobalt has been made in the property
of the Donnelly Lead Co., in St. Fran
cois county, which is said by mineral
experts to be by far the richest find of
these minerals ever made in this state.
H. M. Snyder, a well-to-do farmer.
who lived about 3 miles south of Salis
bury, committed suicide by hanging to
a rafter in the barn, and was found by
his wife. It is thought that some
financial trouble was the cause.
Mrs. Mary E. Harris and daughter,
Myrtle, were arrested at St. Joseph,
charged with making false affidavits in
a pension case. It is alleged they
swore Mrs. Annie Thompson, who is
drawing a pension, had not been mar
ried since her husband's death, which
proved to be false.
At Warsaw, Benton county, Judge
W. W. Wood overruled the motion for
a new trial in the case of W. S. Brown,
convicted of the murder of his brother,
Thos. Brown, in Benton county, No
vember 3 last, for which crime he was
sentenced to fifty years' imprisonment
in the penitentiary.
The third annual meeting of the
Missouri State Poultry association was
held at Macon. There were about 1,
500 entries from all parts of the state,
and a number from Illinois and Kan
sas. There were 150 prominent breed
ers present, and many others repre
sented by coops of fowls.
George H. Lewis, a contractor of
Kansas City, who was in Mexico, be
came suddenly insane from drinking a
tea made out of loco weed, and while
in that demented condition he jumped
into the Rio Tigre and was drowned.
Lewis had been in Mexico several
months, and recently purchased an ex
tensive coffee plantation near Tuxpan.
Martin Robb was arrested in How
ard county on the charge of being un
duly intimate with his 13-year-old
niece, but escaped punishment by re
fusal to prosecute on the part of the
girl's mother. The other night he was
taken out by a dozen or more citizens
and whipped and given two days to
leave town. He says he got thirty
lashes with a strap, and looks badly
used up.
J. B. Lampkin, of Kingsville, John
son county, recently took a drove of
hogs to Kansas City. "I find," said
Mr. Lampkin, "that the farmers of
Johnson county have come to the con
clusion that wheat is the proper diet
for hogs, for it makes them smooth
and they fatten quicker. Twelve of
the hogs I shipped in, and which aver
aged 280 pounds, were May hogs, and
they were fed on wheat. "
R. D. Powell, of St. Louis, bought at
trustee's sale the Joplin Electric rail
way, for $35,000, for the Carthage,
Webb City, Joplin & Galena Railway
Co. The road was bonded for $150,000,
held by the Union Trust Co. It is be
lieved the new company will at once
extend to Galena, Kas., and connect
with the road soon to be built from
Carthage to Carterville and Webb City.
Says a dispatch from Hannibal: The
remains of Frank Whitecotton passed
through here and were taken to Brush
Creek cemetery, in Ralls county, for
interment. Whitecotton was convict
ed some time ago in Shelby county of
complicity in the robbery of an old man
named Leland McElroy, near Hunting
ton, Ralls county, of a large sum of
money, in lsyi. tie was sentenced to
five years in the penitentiary, but was
granted a new trial and jumped his
bond. lie was located in the state of
Mississippi, was arrested there for
burglary and sentenced to serve five
years in the penitentiary under the
name of Fred Curtis, where he died.
G. W. Clawson, Kansas City, who re
cently made a business trip east, said
on his return: juore than one busi
ness man in the east whom I met won
dered at the prices paid for cattle, be
cause other things had fallen lower in
price in proportion. This is one thing
that gives the eastern men confidence
in cattle paper, which is being sold in
Boston on the same terms as other
mercantile paper. Cattle paper is
taken by the banks in Boston the same
as grain paper from the northwest. In
New York it is not so easy to get
moneyed men to take hold of western
securities as in Boston, which has done
so much to develop the west.
As a result of a neighborhood quar
rel, Alfred Cox was killed by Eben
Badger, in Lawrence county. Badger
drove over to Wm. Kennedy's to get a
load of fodder, and had his wife with
him. Near the house they met Cox,
and Cox and Mrs. Badger, who had
stated some time since Cox had in
sulted her, got into an altercation.
Cox stepped back and took an ax from
a corner of the house and rushed on
Badger. Badger raised his gun and
fired at too close range to take sicrht.
The charge took effect and Cox fell for
ward on his ax and died almost im
mediately. Bader surrendered,
A. New York Policeman Held Under Ball
for Perjury, Makes a Startling Confes
sion, Giving a Complete Statement Re-
. carding; Blackmail and Corruption ia th
Police Department Work tor the Grand
: Jury.
New York, Dec 17. Policeman An
gust E. Thorne, formerly of ex-Capt.
Stephenson's Leonard-street squad, has
confessed. He was held in $7,500 bail
Friday for perjury and kept in the
Tombs all night. Saturday morning
he expressed a desire to see Assistant
District Attorney Lindsay. To him he
made a full confession of all he knew
about the police bribery. The revela
tions made bv Thorne are of an as
tounding character. ;
Assistant District Attorney Mcln-
tyre, who left Mr. Lindsay's office
about 2 o'clock in the afternoon said'
to a group of waiting reporters that
he never heard anythinsr like what
Thorne had made known. The in
dicted policeman has made a clean
breast of the Stevenson story. In ad
dition to this he gave a complete state
ment regarding blackmail and cor
ruption in the police department. He
told of the system, it is said, that has
been in vogue of making collections
from every source where tribute has
been levied and will, far as he knows.
tell where the money has gone.
Thorne has been on the force six
At 2:80 o'clock Thorne left Mr. Lind
say's office and was taken back to the
Tombs. Mr. House, who was present.
seemed very much disturbed. , Mr.
House is counsel for several of the in
dicted police officials yet untried.
Mr. Lindsay said that Thorne made
a fuU statement -concerning the acts
charged )agaips tjphenson. He says
Stephenson endeavored to persuade him
to go on the stand during his trial
last, week and re-perjure himself, but
1 -,A1.L- J A J 1
ac- jtuwjiULtii J . vreiuaeu lu uu bu, al
though he was in the criminal court
building during- the trial. Thorne
went far beyond this, and it is under
stood implicated many police officials
in the confession he made.
Mr. ' Lindsay . said the information
given was of such a character that he
could not' possibly say anthing about
it at this timei Thorne was connected
with the Leonard-street station during
the terms of Captains Eakins, Siebert,
Stephenson, Cross, Schmittberger, Do-
herty, and acting CapL O'Toole.
A report was current immediately
after Thorne left the building that the
matters he confessed to will be brought
to the attention of the grand jury at
once, as soon as the stenographer s
minutes are ready. It is also reported
that a number of police officials who
have not yet been smirched will be
kept under strict surveillance until
action is taken. It is said the confes
sion is the most important that has yet
been brought out. Policeman Thorne
was admitted to bail in $7,500 shortly
before 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
His bondsman was Ludwig Meyer, of
No. 184 Franklin street, who gave
that property as his security.
At the Capture of Port Arthur Being In
vestigated by that Government.
Washington, Dec. 17. A telegram
has been received at the Japanese le
gation from the minister of foreign af
fairs at Tokio in relation to the atroci
ties alleged to have been committed
by Japanese troops at the cap
ture of Port Arthur. The government
at Tokio is not in possession
of full details of the affair.
but the information already at hand
shows conclusively that some of the
reports circulated concerning the con
duct of the Japanese troops were both
exaggerated and misleading. If there
was any unnecessary bloodshed, the
telegram states, the Japanese gov
ernment cannot but believe that
there must have been some
cause, for the behavior of the
Japanese troops in the enemy's
country has heretofore been most ex
emplary, at times under circumstances
tending to excite feeling of the deep
est resentment and animosity. It is
known to be a fact that the -great ma
jority of those Chinese who were killed
at Port Arthur were not peaceful in
habitants, but Chinese soldiers
disguised in civilian dress. Most
of the inhabitants fled from
the place several days before
its capture, and at the present time
have returned and are pursuing their
ordinary vocations without molestation
or restraint. The Japanese government
has no disposition to conceal any of
the facts, but, on the contrary, has or
dered a strict investigation, the result
of which, it is stated, will be promptly
made public.
The Self-confessed Murderer Bllxt Will
be Given a Life Sentence.
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 17. It is
not likely that C. A. Bhxt, the self-
confessed murderer of Catherine Ging,
will be hanged. He will be brought
before Judge Hicks, of the district, to
day, where he will enter a plea of
guil ty. Sentence will not be passed,
however, until he has been used as a
witness for the state in the case of
Harry Hay ward, and then it is ex
pected that he will be given a life
The court Saturday appointed Judge
J. M. Shaw, W. J. Hahn and F. 11.
Carleton, three very able criminal law
yers, to defend him, but when they at
tempted to hold a consultation with
him yesterday Blixt refused to have
anything to do with them.
Due to Concussion and Caused by His Head
Striking the Hard floor.
New Orleans, Dec 15. Coroner
Lawrason, assisted by Doctors Dene
gre, Martin and John Laurens and by
a jury of five men, held an autopsy on
Bowen'sbody at 1 o'clock. "Verdict
was death resulted from concussion of
the brain."
Coroner Lawrason, said the death of
Bowen was probably caused by his
head striking the hard floor, for if it
was caused by the blow his neck would
have broken.
The President, with a Party of Friends,
Goes Hunting.
Washington, Dec. 17. President
Cleveland, accompanied by Dr. O'Reil
ly, Capt. Robley D. Evans and Mr. Joe
Jefferson, left Washington yesterday
afternoon for the coast of South Caro
lina for a hunting trip. The trip has
been taken at this time in the hope
that the outing will benefit the presi
dent in eradicating a remnant of the
rheumatism which still lingers about
him. It is expected that the party
will return in. about a week.
Striking Figures, Foreshadowing aa In
vestigation by the Senate Labor's Fer
centage GraduaUv Decreaslnc and Capi
tal's Percentage Increaslns; A Ceasaa.
Secret Let Ont Tne Dlfferea Metfcoda-
of 18SO and 188). . .
An investigation of the wage ques
tion is in contemplation by the census,
committee of the United States senate.
Frederick C. Waite, the statistical ex
pert of the department of agriculture,
has been making an exhaustive study
of the census returns on wages in.
preparation for this senate investiga
tion. f4.
Of the questions which confront the Amcr- I
ican statistician and statesman," he say.,
"there is one which towers above all the rest
4i Aa
In importance. It is tne wage qmw
for the great mass of working women, with the
age of marriage increasing and their styie m
living rising, there is a necessity for a rise la
wages sufficient to insure their independ
ence. For this and many other reasons, too
well known to need mentioning in this year of
widespread distress, the question of wage I
the one great question of our time. Upon It
depends nearly all legislation, and upon a fa
vorable answer depends our hope for widening
the Influence of Christianity and the perpetuity
of our institutions.
The question la not simply as to whether
laborers are receiving more dollars than form
erly. It is a double question. First, doea
labor receive a larger or a smaller share of the
product? And, second, does labor receive more
of the necessaries and comfort of life than.
The following table, which show what per
centage of the manufactured products goes to
labor as wages, tells the story a to whether
his share is increasing or decreasing.
Percentage of product paid a 'wages (not
inclusive of salaries of officers, firm member
and salesmen) :
As per census volume
1850 23 per cent.
1860 SO per cent.
1870 18 percent.
1880 18 per cent.
1890 20 ner cent.
For Industries fairly
well returned at each
23 per cent.
20 per cent.
is per cent
18 per cent.
18 per cent.
Three industries are left out for the fol.ow
lng reasons: Lumber, sawed, because In edit
ing the schedules the amount of wages wa
often cut down to one-half or even less:
woolens, because of the great reduction in th
cost of raw wool; nd leather, because In 187w
on in loan tna nrw1iut was counted both when
curried and again when tanned, although there
were no duplications in tne amount m w.
Whether we look at the figures in the nwt or
1m nressed bv the fact.
that in 1880 labor was receiving a much smaller
share of the product than in lusu. 'ine increaso
in the first column from 18 to 20 per cent. In
1890, was due chiefly to the very much fuller re
turns of the hand trades In 1890 than in iu
That labor received even less in I860 than in.
icon ia n.aia f in th unit table, which
shows what percentage of the "produced value,"
or "net product," goes to me laDorera wi
and what percentage to the capitalist as a re
turn for his investment and pay for superin
Labor's Percentage
Capital Percentage
as per
as per
census Fairly well
(uncor- returned
rected). industries.
49 47
62 53
M 57
Fairly well
1850 51
1880 48
1890 44
From the corrected columns we see that in
the fairly well returnod industries the laborer'
share has fallen fiom 53 per cent, in 1850 to 4S
per cent, in 1880,' and to 43 per cent, in 1890; and
that the capitalists have taken and added to
their share the one-fifth which labor has lost.
In other words, the laborer Is now getting but-four-fifths
as much as formerly, while the cap
italist is getting six-fifths.
The second part of the question is. 'Does
labor receive more of thr necessaries and of
the comforts of life than formerly?'
'According to the ninth investgation Into
farm wages made by Mr. J. R. Dodge, a
statistician of the department of agriculture,
the average monthly for farm labor was SU.56
in 1892. As Mr. Dodge's estimate for 1861 was
111.63, the increase during the thirty-one years
was Just about 8 per cent.
Acraln. the census of 18GU nut tne average-
yearly wages paid in manufacturing establish
ments located in places of less than 20.000 in
habitants of 2.95 per hand. The census of l0
was worked up on methods which .resulted in
about the same percentage of error as that of
1860. It placed the average at $301. in town
which had less than 20,000 inhabitants. This
was an Increase of only 2 per cent for the twen
ty years.
in marked contrast to inese moaesi increases
are the statements in the tables of manufactur
ing statistics, found on page iw oi tne Abstract
of the Eleventh Census. This table is entitled
ComDarative Summary of Totals for tho
rn I ted States, with Percentage of Increase.
1880 and 1690."
It Dlaces the increase In tne average number
of hands at 65.77 per cent., and the increase in
the amount ot wages at 131.17 percent. Thet
very fact that the percentages in this table,
entitled "Comparative Summary," are figureel
out to the one-hundredth part of 1 per cent, i
proof to the reader that the writer considered
the figures accurate and comparable. These
uercentages of increase indicate an average in
crease in wages per hand of 39 V4 per cent.
This is an incredible increase lor one decade.
Hence let us examine the parts which go to
make up the total obtained from our manufac
turing censuses, and we will discover increases
which prove tne recuctio aDsuraum. i- or in
stance, the breweries wltn a product oi
731 ,692 are accredited on page 120 with an in
crease of 75 per cent. In average wages per
man. The establishments producing men'
clothing in New York city, which turn out aa
annual product oi sbt.lto.b&i, are accredited
with an increase of 111 per cent In other
words, the average wages of the hands em
ployed is said to have Increased from S294 in.
1880, to $631 in 1860.
In the boot and snoe lactones of Kicnmond.
Va., which turned out an annual product run
ning into the millions, the average wages are
reported to have increased from 874 per year in
1880 to $67ii1n 1890, or an increase of 811 per
cent, in a decade. By the way, the largest of
these factories is accredited with raising its.
wai7ca for men from fc9 ner vear of twelve:
months, or lOo per day, in 1880, to over tOOO. or
t2 per day, in 1890. Is it possible that any ea-
labllsnmeni in tne unitea states, wnicn in
1880 paid its men 10c per day, was in 1890 paving
$2 per day for the same grade ot work, and the
same amount of efficiency t
So much tor single industries, turning out.
from a few to 8100,000,000 worth ot product per
annum. Let us combine the industries which
show these enormous increases. Taking all
the establishments in the states south of Penn
sylvania, Kentucky and Iowa, and those wagec
of the Missouri and Red River of the Northez
cepting California, and adding selected Indus
tries which were accredited with large in
creases from the other nineteen states, we
have an array of establishments turning out.
produce of $3,000,000,000 worth per annum,
whose average wages in 1880 was
tSl, and in 1830 $491, or an increase of 75 per .
cent, in ten years. Everybody knows that.
tere has been no such increase In wages -
throughout the great south country and the
broad west. This great increase is due chiefly
to the fact that the census ot manufactures for -
1880 was worked up on an entirely different
basis from that of 1890. In the former census
the officers and firm members were reckoned
among the number of hands employed, bub
were not accredited any wages, except in ex
ceedingly few cases.
In 1890 the hundreds of thousands of officers.
firm members and salesmen were each accred
ited with large salaries, aggregating upwards -
of S3 O.OOO.OOJ. Some salaries were equal t
that paid the president of the United Staten.
On the other hand, in the census of 1SH0 the
figures purporting to represent the "average
number of hands were for about half the estab
lishment identical with the 'greatest number
hands employed during the year.'" 1
the other half they represent for each estab
lishment the average number employe J dur
ing the few months when the establishment,
was running a full force. A3 a result therr
were almost always more than ttxe
aveYage. and often several times the average,
as figured out by the methods employed ii
compiling the census of 1880. Hence com
parisons involving the number of hands em
ployed aro very deceiving, especially when the -enormous
salaries ot 1890 are includeded.
However, I may sav-tbat in the towns whert-
ground rent is a small factor, the increase is
about the sume as on the farm, namely, very
small, whereas tho decrt-ase in the laborer'!
percentage of the product is, as we have seen,
very considerable. - ,
Dr. Samuel Johnson was - fond ol
game, especially when made into pie.
and the nearer the game approached a
condition of putridity the better h
liked it. . He was known to drink twen
ty cups of tea at a sitting.
The average viekL of wheat in Ru
sia is 500 pounds to each 100 pounds of
seed; in Great Britain, Holland and
the United States. 900i in Italy, 1.00CL.

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