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(RONTON. - - - -MISSOURI. Ax increase in the Russian duty on cotton imports has been approved by the imperial council in order to protect native planters. Eugene Kelly, the well-known millionaire banker of New York, died, on the 19th, at his home in that city. He was 80 years old. Judge Carpenter, in the United States circuit court at Boston, on the 18th, decreed that the telephone patent 1,633,609, issued November 17, 1801, to Emile Beliner, be declared void and delivered up to be canceled. The barbette ship Magnificent, the largest British battleship afloat, was launched at Chatham, England, on the 19th. The length of the ship over all is 420 feet, and her displace men 15,000 tons. The cost of her hull vas 627,500. Both houses of congress devoted much time, on the 20th, to speeches eulogistic of Gen. Stark and Daniel "Webster, whose statues in marble, the Rift of the state of New Hampshire to the nation, were on that day received and placed in Statuary hall in the cap itoL On January 3 the secretary of agri culture will open proposals for the pur chase of the government beet-sugar factory at Medicine Lodge, Kas. This experimental station was established "by the government several years ago to test as a sugar-producer the Kansas beet. Rephesentattve Bland, of Missouri, will move to strike out all after the enacting clause in the Carlisle cur rency bill now before the house of representatives and substitute there for, a measure he has prepared for a currency system based on coin and coin notes. Commander Newell of the United States cruiser Detroit returned from Borne to Naples on the 20th. The Vat ican exhibits on board the Detroit will be forwarded to the pope by rail from Naples. The delay in their delivery has been due to the peculiar customs regulations. In welcoming the Farmers' institute to Terre Haute, Ind., on the 17th, Rev. W. H. Hickman, pastor of the First Methodist church, said: "We have the finest saloons, the best fitted-up gam bling dens, the fastest horses, the best race track and the poorest churches in this country." News received from Tokio, Japan, on the 20th, indicated that practically the war between China and Japan had ended- Details were not given, but it was assumed in diplomatic quarters that the concessions demanded by Japan had met the acquiescence of the reign ing powers of China. - An imperial decree has been issued in China ordering Li Hung Chang to arrest Kung, the taoti of Port Arthur, and the four Chinese generals who were in command at Port Arthur, and to send them to Pekin for trial and punishment for the loss of that impor tant dock yard and fortress. Mr. Fletcher, of Illinois, offered in the house of representatives, on the 19th, a bill appropriating 8500,000 for the construction of buildings at Fort Snelling, Minn., so that the post will he suitable for a garrison of one regi ment of infantry, four troops of cav alry and a battery of artillery. George M. Barbocr, who was sup posed to have been murdered near Pana, 111., turned up alive and well at his home in Chicago, on the 19th. when his father was making preparations for the burial of his supposed remains, which were afterwards identified as those of Arthur L. Binnion, of Vernon, 111. Thk employes of the Lake Erie & Western railway main shops in Lima, O., on the 19th, demanded an increase in working hours. They claim they can not make living wages in eight hours, and want nine hours' work. The demand was made in writing, and a failure to comply, it was thought, might cause a strike. Capt. J. M. Brunsow and his wife, the Baroness Ida Von Barnekow, who inherited her title from her father, are on their way from their home in San Francisco to Berlin to claim the $270, 000 estate left by the father of the baroness, who owned the island of Huegan. The baroness, who is the only child, is IS years of age. The jury in the case of Rose Reimer and Catherine Reimer, mother and daughter, of Dal ton, O., charged with arson in firing their home and causing a disastrous conflagration at Dalton, after an all-night session, returned a verdict, on the3th, of not guilty. The verdict was applauded and a contribu tion for Miss Reimer was taken in the court room. Undoubtedly the strongest flow of gas ever discovered in Kansas was btruck, on the ISth. at a depth of 1,200 feet, on J. E. Greer's place, about 2 miles west of Independence. The roar was deafening, and the flow of gas so strong that the drill was blown out of the well, and could not be lowered into it again. The drill penetrated SO feet into the gas-bearing sand. The Cologne Gazette urges the pow ers not to place any reliance upon the promises of Turkey in regard to the situation in Armenia, and says it is plain that the sultan's government is putting every obstacle possible in the way of the commission until the set ting in of the rigorous Armenian win ter, which can be depended upon to impede the investigation. United States Minister Taylor at Madrid, on the 17th, had an important conference with Senor Griozard, min ister of foreign affairs, relative to the imposition of excessive duties upon im ports into Cuba from the United States. He informed the senor that he had been directed by his government to in form the ' government of Spain that if it persisted in exacting these discrim inating duties the action would be re garded by the president as inviting the exercise by him of the power of re taliation conferred by the act of 1890. This threat caused commotion in min isterial circles. NEWS AO NOTES. A Summary of Important Events. FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS. v Second Session.! In the senate, on the 17th, the debate on the Nicaraguan canal bill occupied almost the en tire session. Messrs. Peffer (Kan.) and Squires Wash.) speaking in advocacy of the bill, and Mr. Turpie (Ind.), -while declaring himself In favor of an Isthmian canal, opposing the pres ent bill as of doubtful constitutionality and certain to lead to failure In the house the bill to protect public forest reserTations was passed, as was the army appropriation bill car rying a total of S23.2S9.808.O3, and an urgency deficiency bill of $100,000 to continue the opera tions of the government printing office. The Carlisle bill, providing a new system of cur rency, was reported with notice that it would be called up for general debate on the 18th. In the senate, on the 18th, house bill for the forfeiture of railroad lands in cases where the road was not built within the time fixed by the grant, although subsequently completed and accepted by the government, was reported back adversely from the committee on public lands, and placed on the calendar. A resolution in favor of political union with Canada was re ferred to the committee on foreign relations. Mr. Hill spoke in favor of his proposed cloture rule, and Mr. Turpie continued his attack upon the Nicaragua canal bill In the house de bate upon the currency plan proposed in the Carlisle bill, reported from the committee on banking and currency, was begun without any agreement as to limitation of time of debate. In the senate, on the 19th, the debate on the Nicaragua canal bill was continued, occupying over four hours of the sitting. Mr. Turpie (Ind.) resumed and finished his speech against the bill, concluding by offering a substitute pro viding for a board of three civil engineers to make a survey and estimate, which he declared was as far as the senate should go at this ses sion. Speeches in favor of the bill were made by Mr. Cullom (111.) and Mr. Perkins (Cal.). In the house the debate on the currency bill occupied the hours. Mr. Warner (V. Y.) advocated, and Messrs. Johnson (Ind.) and El lis (Ky.) opposed the bill. Mr. Bland (Mo.) gave notice that he would move to amend by substituting for the bill his free-coinage-of-silver-and-coin-note scheme. IN the senate, on the 20th, the entire time of the session was devoted to the exercises in connection with the acceptance and placing in Statuary hall of the capitol of the marble statues of Gen. John Stark and Daniel Web ster, presented to the nation by the state of New Hampshire. The eulogies consisted of four speeches upon Stark and ten upon Web ster In the house the Carlisle currency and banking bill was under discussion for three hours. An urgent deficiency bill was passed appropriating $300,000 to carry on the work of closing up the eleventh census, and 100,000 to pay jurors and witnesses in United States courts. Senate bill granting a pension of 8100 per month to the widow of Gen. Banks was passed. The remainder of the session was devoted to the ceremonies connected with the reception of the gift of the state of New Hamp shire of statues of Gen. Stark and Daniel Web ster. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. The New York Sun, on the 18th, said: "We are enabled on the highest authority to state that Joseph II. Choate and Clarence A. Seward regard the new income tax as unconstitu tional, and that these eminent law yers will represent a large body of public-spirited New York merchants and business men who propose to test the constitutionality of the law in the courts." John Cronin was hanged at 1:01 o'clock on the morning of the 18th, at the Connecticut state prison in Weatherfield, and was pronounced dead nine minutes after. The auto matic gallows worked perfectly. The post office department has is sued "fraud orders" against Sears, Robeck & Co., the Alva Manufactur ing Co. and A. Curtis & Co., operated by W. S. Abbott and Fred Eli, at Min neapolis and Chicago, denying them the use of the United States mails. Abbott claims to have cleared $20,000 out of the swindles within the last six months. On the 17th Ambrose Daugherty and George Huffman, farmers, living 3 miles south of Eldon, la., engaged in an extempore duel with pistols, and as a consequence both were fatally wounded. Both insisted on driving first over the same bridge. The contest over the will of the late Daniel B. Fayerweather, of New York, was decided, on the 17th, in favor of the plaintiffs.and Dartmouth, Amherst, Williams, Hamilton and fifteen other colleges and the university of Roches ter will probably get big slices of the estate, estimated to be worth between SG,0O0,000 and $7,000,000. The case will be appealed by the executors. An examination of the book of the Central national bank of Rome, N. Y., by National Bank Examiner Van Vrankin, on the ISth, disclosed the fact that the cashier of the bank, John E. Bielby, is a defaulter to the amount of $27,000, of which sum he has $8,000 to his credit in New York, which he will return to the bank, leaving a net shortage of $19,000, secured by a $20, 000 bond. The money was lost by dab bling in stocks. The athletic association of the Kan sas Wesleyan university has adopted rules discontinuing football under the existing rules. In their last game four men were seriously injured. John Boston, a well-digger living near Waukomis, Okla., was instantly killed, on the ISth, by falling into a 30 foot well. He was riding in a bucket, and when near the top the rope broke and he fell to the bottom. His neck was broken. Gov. Ti'RNEY of Tennessee, on the ISth, commuted to life imprisonment the sentence of John Davis, who was convicted of murder in the first degree in Hamblen county and sentenced to be hanged. The supreme court aairmed the verdict and Davis was to be hanged at Morristown Christmas eve. An incendiary fire, at an early hour on the morning of the ISth, completely destroyed the stock of dry goods of J F. McBride, and the notion goods store of Felt Bros., at Elkhart, Ind., causing a total loss estimated at $30,000. The insurance will reach $15,000. Speaker Crisp and house leaders reached a tacit agreement, on the ISth, by which the adjournment for the holi- dav recess would be taken at the close of the session, on the 22d, and the re assembling at noon, January 3. D. D. Guest, of Princeton, Ky., has sold to President Cleveland a pai;: of fine young horses of a deep bay color. 15J hands high. They are perfect spe cimens of Kentucky horseflesh. M. Henri Brisson (radical) was,, on the 18th, elected president of the French chamber of deputies by a vote of 249 to 213. Mrs. Fannie R. Vickey was granted a divorce from Horace N. Vickey at Emporia, Kas. Mrs. Vickey is a well known populist orator, and at present is matron at the asylum for the insane at Ossawatomie. She is a niece of Judge W. A. Randolph, who granted her divorce. The plea was abandon ment and failure to support her. Services in memory of the late Sir John Thompson, premier, were held in the basilica at Ottawa, Ont, on the the 20th. All the government offices were closed in order to give employes an oppoi tunity to attend the services. John Cos attempted kill his wife at Gray's, Ky., on the 18th. Cox was drunk, and fired two shots at his wife, but missed her. Seizing an ax, he threw it at her head, but missed her. The woman picked up the ax and at tacked her husband, almost chopping his head from his body. In the United States district court at Denver, Col., on the 18th, Judge Hallet imposed a fine of $100 and one-twentieth of the costs on each of the four men convicted of retarding the United States mail at Trinidad during the strike last July. The committee of the Indiana State League of Tin and Iron Workers adopted a resolution, on the 19th, con demning Judge Woods for sentencing Debs and denying him a trial by jury. Half a million dollars in gold was withdrawn from the subtreasury at New York, on the 19th, leaving the gold reserve at $90,910,000. Manager Powers of the Star thea ter in Buffalo, N. Y., formerly of De troit, Mich., dropped dead in the lobby of the theater on the 19th. E. F. Beadle, publisher of Beadle's dime novels, died in New York city, on the 19th, aged 74 years. John Schuster, a farmer, living in Macomb county, Mich., was burned to death, on the night of the 19th, while trying to rescue cattle from a burning barn. It is supposed he was overcome by the smoke. Dr. Wekerle, premier of Hungary, arrived in Vienna on the 20th. It was understood that Emperor Franeis Jo seph would choose a liberal cabinet for Hungary, in which Dr. Wekerle and MM. Sczilagyi and Hieronimy would have no place. The friends of Judge Ricks, of Ohio, who had been a little nervous over the attempt to impeach him, have con cluded that there is little probability of definite action being taken against him. Prof. E. L. G. Morse, principal of the Phil Sheridan public school in Chi cago, was arrested, on the 20th, on a warrant sworn out by the mother of Alexander Beckerman, an 8-year-old pupil, charging him with assault in whipping the boy. The rules prohibit corporal punishment. M. dk Guerre ville, a veteran war correspondent, who has served the New York Herald on a number of battle fields, and is familiar with warfare in all its multitudinous phases, takes the view that the slaughter of the Chinese by the Japanese soldiers at Port Ar thur was fully justified, in view of the barbarous atrocities committed by the Chinese upon captured Japanese scout ing parties, whose mutilated remains were in full view of the Japanese sol diers as they marched into Port Ar thur. On the 20th Senator Quay introduced a bill authorizing the secretary of the treasury to purchase the land contained in block 29, of Columbia Heights, a sub urb of Washington, as a site for a resi dence of the president of the United States. The bill limits the price tc three dollars a square foot, and the total appropriation to $1,000,000. There is little chance in the senate for the defeat of the ratification of the new Japanese treaty on account of any of the recent war happenings. There has been an undoubted exercise of Chi nese influence in this country to defeat the treaty, which even before the pres ent hostilities was a bitter pill for Chi nese mouths. The New York World printed a dis patch from Minister Dmby at Pekin, on the 20th, saying that there was no truth in the report recently printed that Yo-Ho-La-Na, the young wife of the emperor of China, had committed, suicide. ARcHhishop CorrIgAN, at the quar terly meeting of the trustees of the diocese of New York, on the 20th, an nounced the interdiction by the pope on the recommendation of the Ameri can bishops of the Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias and the Sons of Temperance. The smallest child on record was born of Norwegian parents at West Creek, Ind., on the 19th. The child is a male, is perfectly formed as a babe could be, and at its birth weighed only nine ounces. LATE NEWS ITEMS. The senate was not in session on the 21st In the house Mr. Springer presented and read for information the substitute for the Carlisle cur rency and banking bill, of which he had given previous notice. The dis cussion of the measure occupied most of the afternoon. Bills were passed admitting contract laborers and arti cles for exhibition at Atlanta, Ga., and Portland, Ore., expositions duty free. A concurrent resolution was agreed to providing for the holiday recess of con gress extending from the 22d to Jan uary 3. Attorney A. S. Trcde has been se lected by the Kerr police commission to act as counsel in the proposed "Lexow" investigation in Chicago. The money for the necessary expenses had not been collected up to the 21st, but, it was said, had been pledged by members of the civic federation. Count Botho Eulexhkkg, ex-Dresi-dent of the Prussian couneil of minis ters, was the guest of the emperor at the royal hunt at Koenigswasterhousen on the Ust. Some of the other guests surmised that the ex-premier of Prus sia would before long succeed Prince Hohenlohe as chancellor. Edward P. Farrington, of Brewer, Me., treasurer of the Brewer savings bank, committed suicide, on the 21st. by shooting himself through the tem ple. He had been a prominent mer chant and business man for many years. He was 55 years old. There was no shortage in his accounts. Thk post oflice department has re scinded its fraud order against Sears, Roebeck fc Co., A. Curtis & Co. and the Alvah Manufacturing Co., of Chicago and Minneapolis, the promoters hav ing agreed to abandon their scheme. Jaoor Clark, a well-known civil en gineer and a surveyor of Elizabeth, N. J., was, on the 21st, struck aud fatally injured by a locomotive while at work surveying the tracks of the Central railroad of New Jersey. A dispatch from Tien-Tsin under date of December 20 says: The em peror has granted plenipotentiary pow ers to Chang Yen Knaw, vice-president of the Tsung Li Yamen, to make peace with Japan. The failures in the United States for the week ended on the 21st were 349, against 344 for the corresponding week last year. For Canada the fail ures were 36, against 37 last year. Jam&s Bullock, secretary of the Montreal Hunt club, shot and killed himself in his office in Montreal, Can., on the 21st. MISSOURI STATE NEWS. v The State University. The board of curators of the state university met at Columbia? The board realized that the near approach of the thirty-eighth general assembly of the state enforced upon them immediate'd action, and it is significant that the first resolutions passed were for a medical building and a gymnasium. The erection of a medical building is an abso lute ; necessity, it is claimed, for the present structure in, the northwest corner of the campus Is no . longer .adequate for the purposes for which, .It - has been used. The board has fixed the' bast of the proposed medical build ing at J65.0Q0, and this sum will be asked of the legislature. The students need a gymnasium, and the curators, after deliberation, think that $50,000 will about equip sucn .1 building, and will ask ior the necessary appropriation. The board's decision was unanimous in regard to these two additions to the university. Early in January the board will present to the legislature its bi-annual report in printed Torm, setting forth the needs of the institution. The Fraker Insurance Case. The jury in the Fraker case on trial in Kansas City returned a verdict against the insurance companies. This case is one of the celebrated insurance cases of the country. Dr. H. C. Fraker was a physician with a moderate practice at Ex celsior Springs, Ma July 10, 1893. while on a fishing trip in Missouri, he slipped from the bank and was drowned. Not the least trace of him could be found, and his complete disap pearance being so exceptional several of the insurance companies refused to pay the policies held by him. It was asserted it was a conspiracy to defraud, and that the doctor swam the river and escaped in the garb of a woman. To strengthen this theory, the de fense introduced testimony to show the doctor changed his sex every seven years, and had awaited such a transition to practice the de ception. The doctor held policies aggregating S44.655. The benefactors named ia the policies are two sisters of the deceased doctor, and six orphan nephews and nieces. The State Geological Survey. The board of managers of the state geological survey met in the governor's office, Jefferson City. The members present were: Dr. John H. Butts. Clinton; W. O. L. Jewett, Shelbina, Prof. W H. Seaman, Rolla, and Prof. Shepard, Springfield. The board had not met since last April, and considerable routine business was transacted. State Geologist Keys submitted a report showing the progress of the survey since he assumed charge of the work. Reports on paleontology and lead and zinc deposits have been completed, and the four volumes they form were laid before the board. A report has also been collected of the elevation of all points in the state, and will soon be printed in the re port. Prof. Keys also reported that in accord ance with instructions of the board a collection of specimens is being prepared for the museum of the state university. A Mother's Awful Deed. Mrs. Maggie Jones, who lived a few miles north of Seligman, Barry county, procured atrazor and cut the throats of her two children, Roy, aged 9, and Lulu, aged 8 years. Both children died immediately. In trying to ward off the blow from the razor in the mother's hand. Lulu was severely cut on the hand and arm. Mrs. Jones then drew the razor across her own throat and in flicted a wound which caused almost instant death. Her husband was ab sent from the home at the time, and says his wife was despondent over being separated from her relatives and friends in northern Missouri. St. James Academy vs. the Mininters. Judge Burgess of Division No. 2, Missouri supreme court, handed down an interesting decision a few days ago. It was in the case of the St. James Military Academy vs. the Ministers' Alliance of Macon City. This case is the result of the war be tween the school and the preachers some years ago, which grew out of the opposition of the latter to dancing being taught the students of the academy. The ministers-published a set of resolutions attacking the school, aud the mana gers then instituted the suit for libel. The case is reversed and remanded by Judge Bur gess on account of errors in its trial in the lower court, but the opinfon says that the lan guage of the resolutions justifies action under the law, so it is a victory for the academy. The Sequel. A sequel to an elopement took place at Independence the other day in the marriage of Samuel Janes, a young St. Louis mechanic, to Miss Norvel Myr tle, of Lee's Summit. Several weeks ago Janes and Miss Norvel undertook to overcome parental opposition by an elonement. Janes was overhauled nd jailed. Miss Norvel's parents finally consentea to ner marriage. Darragh Jury Disagrees. The jury in the Darragh trial at Kan sas City announced their inability to come to an agreement and was dis charged. The standing of the jury was seven for acquittal and five for convic tion. The case had been on trial five weeks. . Darragh was charged with re ceiving deposits after he knew the Kansas City Deposit and Savings bank was insolvent. Robbed the Parsonage. While Rev. Neil Pugsley, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, of Warrensburg, was conducting prayer-meeting, a burglar entered the par sonage and stole S100 worth of cloth ing. Goes to Jerlco. Rev. R. II. Love has resigned the pastorate of the Christian church at Eldorado Springs and accepted the pastorate of the Christian church afr Jerico, Cedar county. Attempted Post Office Robbery. The Iluntsville post oflice was en tered hy burglars the other night, the safe drilled and badly damaged by powder explosion, but not opened. From Carthage to Fierce City. A railway track ma3T be laid from Carthage to Pierce City, along the river bottom lands, reaching mills, stone quarries, and other industries. He Knows Something About Contests. A Washington dispatch says that Congressman Joy, of Missouri, will probably be chairman of the committee on elections in the new house. Given Three Tears. Edward St. George Courtney was sentenced at St. Louis to three years in the penitentiary for attempting to murder Miss Minnie Schilling. Cause of Their Complaint. Young ladies who will be graduated from the St. Louis high school in Jan uary complain because they will not be allowed to enter the normal. A Church Split. The congregation of the Christian church at Leesville, Henry county, is split in twain. A woman was the cause, it is alleged, of the trouble. Called to a Prominent t'hnrcn. Rev. William Wirt King, of Lafayette, Ind., has accepted a call to the pas torate of the Lindell Avenue M. E. church, St. Louis. He is 33. Flooring Mill Knrned. Fire destroyed a flouring mill owned by Patterson & Gentry at Smithville, Clay county. The loss is $15,000; no insurance. Of Typhoid Fever. Emmet Gordon, son of County Clerk W. F. Gordon of Vernon county, died of typhoid fever the other night, aged il years. MISSOURI CULLINGS. Twenty-two prisoners are in jail at Poplar Bluff awaiting action of the grand jury and in default of payment of fines in misdemeanor cases. . John Salmon, of 2320 Division street, St. Louis, has been admitted to the city hospital, suffering from cancer of the lip, caused by a scratch inflicted by his pet cat. At a meeting of the St. Louis Busi ness Men's league it was decided to make an effort to secure both the dem ocratic and republican national conven tions for St. Louis, o The board of curators of the state university, Columbia, has invited the state officials and the members of the Thirty-eighth general assembly to visit the university during the first week in January. The Ministers' alliance of Kansas City will make a canvass of the church members of the city. Those that in dorse the scheme and will push it say it will have a tendency to bring the entire city under Gospel influence. Dr. Hicks, of the faculty of the state university, has been granted a leave of absence, to extend from June, 1895, un til September, 1897, during which time he will investigate German philosophy and economics in the schools of Berlin. Some tough, for amusement, shot a 9-year-old colored girl in Kansas City the other day. She lay on the ground half an hour before some kind Samari tan came that way. She was shot in the hip, the bullet coming out near the knee. The Fort Scott road is furnishing the bulk of the corn receipts at Kansas City. Corn specialists in Kansas City believe that when the "pockets" in western Missouri and eastern Kansas are exhausted receipts will dwindle sharply. William Lozier, a miner, was caught beneath two tons of soapstone in a coal mine 2 miles east of Keytesville, and crushed to death. Not returning home to supper, his wife went in search of him, investigation resulting in the finding of his dead body in the mine. Measles in a virulent form has broken out among the negro population of Paris, Monroe county, and there have been several deaths. The colored pop ulation of Paris is about 500, and much fear is expressed over the spread of the disease. They are poorly housed and clothed. The Kansas City poultry show was the biggest thing of the kind ever held in the world. All kinds of domestic fowls from all over the United States and Canada were on exhibition. There was more crowing and cock-a-doo-del-dooing in that town than at any time since the great boom. Diphtheria is spreading in Kansas City. Health Officer Waring has been using serum, obtained from the Pas teur institute. This is the new reme-i dy for diphtheria. It has been tried in St. Louis, and it is claimed with success. A St. Louis physician claims that he has discovered a better remedy. The failure of the Stock bank of Sla ter has caused the following who had indorsed for it, to make assignments: Joseph Field, 1,100 acres of land, val ued at ?50,000; W. B. Storts, 400 acres of land, valued at 520,000; Joe Baker, Jr., real estate and personal property, 120,000. J. Baker, Jr.. made a general assignment, with William Field and William I. Garnett as trustees. They have given a bond of $200,000. In addition to the medical building and the gymnasium, the board of cura tors of the state university has decided to ask the legislature for $40,000 with which to erect a new clubhouse, and for $25,000 which is to be expended in building a greenhouse and improving the horticultural gardens. The board considers both of the appropriations necessary, and incorporated them in the report to be presented to the legisla ture without hesitation. ; Many Missouri stock raisers are visiting Kansas City and investing in feeding steers. J. D. Baker, of Clinton county, sold his hogs in that market) and invested in steers, which he ship- ped home to be fed. J. J. Robinson, of Saline county, sold his sheep, which averaged 129 pounds, for $3.40 per hun dred, and also invested in feeders. Among the other feeder buyers were Frank E. Mitchell and James Mc Laughlin, of Bates county. Attorney H. N. Phillips, of Maiden, has filed with the Butler county court a bill for $10,358.63, attorney's fees for legal services rendered Butler county in the case of the F. G. Oxley Stave Co. vs. Butler County. The case was recently decided in the county's favor by the supreme court. One hundred thousand acres of swamp land was involved, and the decision vested the title to the same in the county. The bill was not allowed, but will be taken up at the adjourned term. The feeding of cattle in Missouri on cotton seed appears to be carried on more extensively than generally sup posed. It can be bought in Texas and other southern states for $10 a ton, and laid down at Missouri stations at a total cost of $15 a ton. The seed, it is claimed by some, answers the purpose better when fed with bran. Four hun dred car loads were recently shipped to a Nebraska feeder through a Kansas City house, and there is also a good de mand in Kansas. A. E. Wyatt, of Rock port, Mo., is said to be feeding it, Nevertheless it would be well to study effects before going into the matter extensively. The largest owner of real estate in St. Louis is the St. Louis Brewing as sociation, whose property is assessed for $1,557,830. The second largest as sessment is that of the St. Louis Trust Co. The total number of owners as sessed at $100,000 or more is 272, of whom 174 are individuals and 98 are corporations. The assessments amount ing to $250,000 and over are 81, of which 37 are of individuals and 44 corpora tions. Twenty-eight owners are listed at $500,000 and upwards, of whom 10 are individuals and 18 are corpora tions. There are 7 assessments which exceed $1,000,000, and one which ex ceeds $1,500,000, all corporation!. John Trindle: of Hardin, Ray coun ty, put up at a Kansas City hotel, locked the door of his room, blew out the gas and went to bed. A colored porter by the name of Allen endeav ored to arouse the snoring guest, and not being able to do so, and failing to unlock the door, crawled through the transom and awakened the sleeping man. Instead of thanking Allen, Trimble pulled a big gun from under his pillow and scared the porter nearly to death. Trindle is deaf, and all ef forts at explanation were unavailing until he amelled the gas, and then he put on his (run. UNDER THE PAPAL BAN. Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and Good Tempiars May Not Be Children of the Church The Clergy Not Hied by Mgr. Sa tolli that the Long-Pending Question Ma Been Settled The Penalty of Disobed ience. St. Louis, Dec 21. The Republic publishes the following: In a drawer or strong box in the archiepiscopal residence on Lindell boulevard there lies a letter whose promulgation will create throughout the length and breadth of the country profound interest and not a little ex citement; a letter which may give rise to a controversy of world-wide impor ano and which is sure to carry in its train far-reaching consequences. It is a letter to Archbishop Kain from Mgr. Satolli, and in it the papal able gate announces the decision of his holi ness. Pope Leo XIII., in the long-pending dispute over the right of Catholics to hold membership -in certain secret societies without forfeiture their priv ileges as communicants of the church. The pope through Mgr. Satolli, places the three societies known as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Independent Order of Good Templars, or Sons of Temperance, and the Knights of Pythias, under the ecclesi astical ban. He prohibits Catholics from becoming or remaining members of those orders, or any one of them, and declares that to such as disobey this mandate no priest shall adminis ter any of the sacraments. They shall be considered as belonging outside the fold, and as unworthy of admission to it until they have forsworn allegiance to the society. There are in St. Louis alone hun dreds of Catholic Knights of Pythias, odd fellows and sons of tem perance. Under the papal ruling every one of them must forth with decide between his society and his church. He must abandon one of thpm. The pope will permit no divided allegiance. And what is true of St. Louis is true of the whole country. There is hard ly a hamlet so remote that lodges of one or all of the denounced societies have not been established there. FOUND MURDERED. One of the Best-Known Women of Topeka, Kas., Outraged, Murdered and Robbed in Her Own Home. Topeka, Kan., Dec. 21. The dead body of Mrs. A. D. Matson, one of the best-known women in Topeka, was found in her home yesterday after noon, where she had evidently been outraged and murdered ten days ago. A boy who had been delivering milk to her for a long time noted the fact that the cans which he left on her back porch had not been disturbed by her for nearly two weeks, and yester day he thought it worthy of giving notice to the police. He reported to headquarters. An investigation fol lowed, and the woman's body was found in a back room, covered with old clothes and rags and several bush els of potates piled upon her head. The head had been crushed with an ax, which stood near by. Most of the immediate neighbors were colored people with whom Mrs. Matson did not associate, and her ab sence from home for several days not being an unusual occurrence, they thought nothing of not having seen her about the neighborhood. After she had been outraged and murdered the house was rifled of nearly everything of value. There is no clew to the perpetrator of the crime. Mrs. Matson was for several years a member of the city board of education from the fifth ward, and took an ac tive interest in the city schools. She was at one time a city teacher and was as well known' as any woman in the city. She was generally supposed to have considerable money and owned five or six houses on the east side. Her husband left her four or five years ago and took up a home stead in California, where he has since lived. Mrs. Matson was a member of the Topeka Equal Suffrage associa tion and a prominent suffrage worker. A Clew Famished by a Colored Deaf Mute. Topeka, Kan., Dec. 21. George Knight, a deaf and dumb colored man, appeared at police headquarters last night and, writing upon a slate, said that on the night of December 11 he saw two white men enter Mrs. Mat son's house. It is believed that these men were the murderers, but the de scription given of them by Knight will prove of little aid to the officers in es tablishing their identity. TO CARE FOR THEIR ORPHANS The Junior Order of American Mechanics Will Erect a National Orphan's Home &t a Location Vet to Be Determend Up on. Columbus, O., Dec. 21. The Junior Order of United American Mechanics have concluded to erect a national or phans' home, and the committee on location will meet in Pittsburgh in Jan uary. Springfield, O., will make a deter mined effort to have the new institu tion located there, and will stand a good show if the home is built in this state. Each member of the order is to be assessed fifty-five cents, and if Ohio is victorious, each of her members has agreed to give one dollar additional. The home is to be composed of cot tages, one for each state in the Union in which the order is represented. ITS AGAINST THE RULES. A Chicago Teacher Arrested for Whip ping a Boy. Chicago, Dec 21. Prof. E. L. G. Morse, principal of the Phil Sheridan public school, was arrested here yes terday on a warrant sworn out by the mother of Alexander Beckerman, an 8-year-old pupil, chafing him with as sault in whipping; the boy. The prin cipal was released on bond. The boy was struck several times over the hand for the alleged of stealing two books. The rules prohibit corporal punish ment. A BRUTAL PRACTICE To be Prevented by Legislative Enact- .ment if Possible. St. Louis, Dec 21. At the meeting of the Vehicle Owners' association at Nies'hall Wednesday night Mr. T. J. Bnrk was in the chair and Daniel C Donovan acted as secretary. A resolu tion was adopted condemning the practice of docking horses' tails, and the cruelty and brutality of the opera ' ion was discussed. 1 1 was resolved to present a bill to the legislature mak ing the offense punishable, as it is now in several of the eastern state- THE CARLISLE PLAN, As Modified by the Banking- nd Currency Committee, Presented by Chalrmem Springer Points of. Difference Between the Measure as Formulated by Secretary Carlisle and the Amendments- Proposed by the Committee. Washington, Dec 22. Mr. Springer, of Illinois, at a late hour yesterday af ternoon, laid before the house a sub stitute for the pending currency bilL It consists of the amendments which have been agreed upon by the de cratic members of the committ that were suggested by Secretary Car lisle, the author of the bul that has been under consideration ail the week, as well as certain features of the Car- lisle bill which it has been deemed ad visable to retain. After laying the substitute before the house, Mr. Springer briefly explained the impor tant changes made in the Carlisle bill and their effect as follows: First Permitting the deposit of cur rency certificates issued under section 5193 of the revised statutes, to secure circulation as well as the deposits of" legal tender notes and treasury notes. These certificates represent legal ten der notes actually held in the treasury, and the effect of depositing certifi cates is. therefore, the same precisely as to require the deposit of notes. Second So amending the present law as to permit state banks to de posit legal tender notes and procure these currency certificates in the same manner that national banks are now permitted to do so. Third Dispensing with the pro visions which authorize an assessment upon the national banks to replenish the safety fund tor the redemption of the notes of failed banks, and, in place of this provision, inserting one provid ing that the collection of the one fourth of a cent tax for each-half year shall be resumed when the safety fund is impaired, and continued until the safety fund is restored. Fourth Authorizing the comptroller of the currency instead of the banks themselves, to designate the agencies at which national bank notes shall be redeemed. The effect of this will be to secure the redemption not only at the office of the bank, but at other places accessible to noteholders. Fifth Dispense with the provisions compelling existing national banks to withdraw their bonds now on deposit and take out circulation under the new system, and in lieu of that pro vision insert one permitting the banks to withdraw their bonds, if they see proper to do so, by depositing lawful money as now provided by law, and then to take out circulation under the new system if they choose to do so. Sixth Providing that the notes of failed national banks, which are not redeemed on demand at the office of the treasurer of the United States or an assistant treasurer of the United States, shall bear interest at the rate . of 6 per cent, per annum from the date of the suspension of the bank until thirty days after public notice has been given that funds are on hand for their redemption. This imposes no obligation upon the part of the United States to use its own funds lor the redemptions, the safety fund is in the hands of the treasurer, and he will redeem notes out of that fund. It is not necessary to repeat the re pealing clause in section 7 as recon structed, because section 1, as pro posed to be amended, repeals all bond requirements as to banks taking out circulation under the proposed bill; nor is it necessary in section 7 to set out how the notes of existing banks shall be redeemed, when lawful money has been deposited, because the pres ent law provides for all that. In regard to the provision making the notes of failed banks bear inter est, it is absolutely necessary to re quire their presentation at some place before they begin to bear Interest, oth erwise it is impossible to frame a clause which would not make all of these notes bear interest from the date of suspension, even though there might be funds on hand to pay them. There are ten subtreasuries in the United States, and there will be no difficulty in presenting the notes if the holder of them has any doubt about their immediate redemption, and thus make them bear interest. CROOKED APPOINTMENTS On the New York Police Force Referred to the Civil. Service Supervisory Board for Their Action. New Yokk, Dec 22. At the meeting of the police board yesterday after noon President Martin offered the fol lowing resolution, which was at ouce adopted: Resolved, That the testimony taken by the board of police as to the legality of the appoint ments of John Dowllng, Edgar F. Douglass, Dennis Keating, John Flat ley, John R. Kru shtnski, Herman F. Ludwlg, Itlchard Hurnk, Adolphus W. Rehange. Solomon Cohen and Jo seph Devlin, as members of the police force ot the city of New York, be referred to the civil service supervisory board for its Information, and for such action as may be necessary. These are the policemen who, it ia- claimed, obtained their appointments on the force through fraudulent civil- service examinations. The action of the board in referring the testimony taken before it at the investigation to' the civil-service board would indicate- that the commissioners are in doubt as to their power to dismiss the accused men from the force. The police com missioners decided to begin the trials of all accused members of the depart ment immediately after the beginning, of the new year. THE INFERENCE OF GUILT Is Strongly Against, But His Uray llalra May Save Him. Cleveland, O., Dec. 22. The crim inal court jury, in whose hands rests the fate of Horace Steele, the Paines ville bank wrecker, had made no re port up to 5 o'clock yesterday after noon, having been out twenty-seven hours. Mr. Hadden, who conducted the prosecution, said: "A disagree ment seems probable. The inference of guilt against Steele is irrcsistable, but Steele's gray hairs and his 74 years are having their effect on tho jury." Threats to Blow Up a frort- Wayne Srhoolhouae with Dynamite. Fort Wayse, Ind., Dec 22. Late yesterday afternoon the police ar rested a strange-looking man, dressed in anarchical style, who had earlier in the day called at the Jefferson-street school, and on being refused admis sion threatened to blow up the- build ing with dynamite. He says his name Is William Ray, and before he was sent to the insane asylam at Poughkecp&ie he was the janitor of two school build ings at Saratoga, N Y. He acts very strangely now, although he says h has been discharged, as eared- j