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trite mr r encet; LEXINGTON, LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JUNE 15. 1901. No. 20 4W v i I pplifs ia Large QaantW a and Sold to Second land Dealers. IKKS SOLDIERS DID IT. ( the Presidio of the Opinion Pawing to and from the Orl :eoMIIle Rumor of Big " lo Connection with 8un irmjr Norm, iseo, June 13. Gen. Shaf . Mans, inspector general rtmeut of the California, 4rai grand jury are lnves : many reports "of fraud a ti.e commissary branch fcerviw in this city. That see in to be based on some rubstantial than idle ru aeed by the disclosures fol arreet of Louis Abram A in second hand clothing. - wajton loads of goods y been taken to the hall and in every instance the whom they were seized i-il buying the goods from his son. From a state it would appear that the not confined to clothing It wus stated that upon stion of the supplies fur army horses, it was lie "ruke-ofT" some people unfed to 200,000 pounds of amy officials are now -y effort to learn" who his extensive fraud. Copt, ii (1 that the government's discovered large quantl stolen from the govern pioiln were stored in a !ith of . Mnrket street. i consisted of all kinds of nlle. 'it the alleged extensive Rinsing of military si;t d to have been stolen, Mi'd: "I am of the opln , 0iirt!t found by the po ciliiiHerl from the soldiers .id out of this port. More mui have passed through it out the war. If one man i of these soldiers sold to ir of shoes, 600 pairs wouM H in the bands of outsid ame rule applies to shirts is." INSURGENTS STILL ACTIVE. ) THEM ADMISSION. 4 men of America Drfrl the an to Take la I'lttM with I SOO.OvO Population. , Minn., June 13. Election and a protracted contest Emission of cities of over he jurisdiction of the order utriness day for the Molern of America yesterday. The to take city members in Ser came up on the report aw rommittee. An amend proposcd to this rcHrt. to itli the present limit, which ' of over 200,000 from Join der. Chicugo, St. Louis. Mil '.tiffiilo, Detroit. Cleveland. co, t iiirinnntt, rhilndelphin iiir lieitig named In several ml being then taken up one mui voted on. On Chicago iin n to VIA mid the other 1 H'lii'kly disponed of. nil be ilown. This 1enes pnrngmpli aw committee's report with ri't'oiiiiiieiidiitioii thnt I'liih iel to the jurisdiction o' , mui this fliiiendinent wll' lw curried on Friday. The ken yestenluy afternoon Is 1 iih net tli np for some year ie ineiiiberHhlp limitations of rn oodnien. idem Woodmen of America nainess session Thursday, all and visiting members join- prnnd parade. The parade of the largest seen In 'this inventions and the day was The showy uniforms of the te floats, carriages and ;!.men constituted n most spectacle. The Royal Neigh sister society of the Wood 31 in carriages and on floats, -he color of their order, pur- bite. niluo o. .ito Trmial. June 13.-The Madgeburg dilishes n letter from Johan vhich Rt.ites that there is a notijf the IMish and T?oer 1 there. One day recently omen nnd children In an en t died of hunger and want, milies are dying of sturva- Army Officers at Manila Disappointed a Fallara to Suppress Kebele In South J .. era Loion. Manila, June 13. D. M. Carman, the former Cnliforntan, who was arrested In February last on the charge of fur nishing supplier to aid the insurgents, and whose prosecution was abandoned last month, ia going to the United States shortly and has asked for the return of the $10,OVO paid as security for his appearance when summoned for trial. eGn. MacArthur has declined to order the return of the money, but probably it will be returned after the insurrection is over. Gen. Sumner has returned here and has reported to Gen. Wade the failure of negotiations for the surrender of Cailles, the insurgent leader ' in La Buna province. The Filipino apparent ly believes he can hold out, now that the rainy season has begun. Disap pointment Is felt here at the backward conditions in southern Luzon. Some Insurgent camps have been discovered and destroyed. Lieut. Cowen, with a detachment of 50 men, killed five In surgents near Jovelar. The Inland of Paragua has been oc cupied by the Tenth Infantry. The Twenty-ninfh, Thirtieth, Thirty-second and Thirty-third batteries of coast artillery probably will go home June 20 on the transport Indiana. SALARIES OF POSTMASTERS. Annual Boadjnttmeut Nbnws theteet Roe ord 81 ace 1SS3 Met Inrrefite of IST,00 In Hnlarlea., Washington, Jnne 13. The annual readjustment of post musters' salaries has just been completed, the result being that, on the 1st of July, 1,770 postmasters will receive increased pv and 229 will receive reduced compen sation. The total reduction is $28,400. and the aggregate Increase I213.00, making a net Increase of $187,200. The increase In the average salaries of postmasters noted last year bos been continued and this year it will be Sl, 777, as compared with $1,734 hist yen.. With the exception of 1000 the show ing made this year is better than that for any other year since 1883, the first year in which postmasters' saluriei were adjusted on the present basis. . Kansas City M..e Finisher Strike. Kansas City, Mo., June 13. Sixteen of the shoemakers employed in the finishing department of Barton Bros.' shoe factory went out on a strike Thursday. . The men have been work ing by the duy and have made from $1.50 to $2.50 a day. The management of the factory decided to put the fin inhere on piece work, and when the new wage schedule was presented to them they promptly struck. T. M. C. A. Convention. Boston, .Tune 13. At Thursday's session of the V. M. C. A. convention the first speaker was Cephas Tirain erd, of XeW York, whose topic was "The Fundamental Principles of the Y. M. C. A." Mr. Brainerd dealt al most exclusively In statistics and a reiew of the growth of the organiza tion. A business meeting followed. Manv Becalm Want to Remain. Washington, June 13. Adjt. On. Corbin received the following cable gram from Gen. MacArthur at Manila: "A hirge number of men in regular regiments wish to remain here. Au thority Is requested to transfer those dessirable to regiments remaining." Gen. Corbin cabled n reply to Gen. MacArthur granting him the author- ity. Hmithrner Want the Canal. Philadelphia, June 13. Topics of general interest were discussed at the third day's session of the Southern Tn.tii.l riii I convention. One of the most important of these was "the I Mcnrngua canal, wliy mis it not neen j built?" and during the debate on this . ntmtii,n titnnv nrmimenls were S1- j vanced In favor of the speedy con struction OT tne wiMcrwuv. Stanley Move Into F.ecntle Mention. Topekn. Kan.. June 13. Gov. and Mrs. Stanley have moved Into the governor's 'mansion recently pur chased by the state for $3(5,000. Last night they gave a reception to the public. The mansion is one of the handsomest residence structures in the state nnd was built at a cost of over $SO,000. ' , I JVegntlatlon Not Broken Off. I Hamburg, June 13. The ITaniburg- i American steamship company denies the report that its negotiations with the Atchison, Topeka & Snntn Fe rail road to handle the shore end of its new enterprise, a transpacific line, I are broken off. II Negroes Who Killed John Foster, , Louisiana Planter, Surround- , ed by a Hob. IMPRISONED III A STORE BUILDIXG. rlne Edwards, Who rtred the Fatal Shot, I StUl at Ubertjr The Murdered Man Was Well Known, and Was Brother-la-Law of Gov. McMillan, of Tenneeee -Declare They Will Barn Edwards, Bhreveport, La., Jane 13. Latest reports from the Foster plantation where John G. Foster waa murdered, say that a dozen or more frightened negroes are still cowering in the Kin nebrew store surrounded by an armed mob which threatens every moment to lynch the whole party. Prince Ed wards, the colored men who fired the fatal shot, ho we vet, bus not yet been apprehended, and it is the desire to get him that has restrained the mob thus far. The negroe imprisoned ia tha store are dazed with fear. They are "officially" In the hands of the au thorities, but they realise that their real captors are the members of the mob which has guarded every avenue of escape since yesterday. Foster waa a young man, well known, a brother-in-law of Gov. McMillan, of Tennes see, and came of one of the first fam ilies of Louisiana. A lynching is re garded as highly probable. Mrs. Ed wards, wife of the alleged murderer, was among those arrested. She had in her possesion the shotgun with which her husband killed Foster. "Prince told the. other men to stand back and he would settle the' busi ness," she said. "Then he went in front of them and fired and Foster fell." Shortly after the shooting j posse With blond hnti ttls " set after Prince, but his capture has not yet been reported. By some It is thought the fugitive to chchic lynching has committed suicide in some isolated spot. The Foster plantation Is five miles eat of this city on the Vicksbnrg. Shreveport Pacific ruilway. Trouble has been brewing for some time be tween the negroes and the overseers of the place. Foster, thinking he could succeed where the overseers hsd failed, started for the negro quarters. The negroes were gathered In a cabin, and be was .some distance away when the shot which killed him was fired. The negroes scattered, but all except Edwards were captured. It was reported in Shreveport at 10:30 that Edwards, the negro mur dered, had been surrounded in swamps near Belcher by a posse head ed by Jacob Foster, brother of the murdered man. A dispatch from Vicksbnrg snys if caught Edwards certainly will be burned. WILL TAKE NO OATH, Member of Virginia Constitutional Con vention Will Avoid KinbHrntMmeut lu Dealing; with Saffrnce. Uichmond, Vb., June 13. When the Virginia constitutional convention met, John Gnnde was elected president and in his speech of acceptance he took strong ground in favor of re stricting negro KitfTruge. It whs de cided finally that no oath should be taken. The decision of the body wut Influenced by the fact thnt to tnko the osth of office might trammel it In dealing with the suffrage issues. Some of the members declared thnt they would suffer expulsion before they would be" sworn in. s Indorsement for Mr. Nation. Sedalia, Mo., June 13. The Missouri Christian Church Bible school conven tion elected J. B. Jones, of Fulton, as president 'fcnd L. C. Cupp, of Hunts ville, secretary. Maryville secured the 1902 convention. The convention adopted a resolution expressing satis faction over the new impetus given the temperance cause, "under the heroic and fearless leadership of Mrs. Carrie Nation, of Kansas." Chnrrh Wumhtp In Open Air. Parsons, Knn.; June 13. The Con gregational, Presbyterian, Baptist and Christian clnirehes are to hold union services Sunday nights hi the open air ht Forrest park and the respective ministers will tuke turns nt preaching. Girt from Newspnper Men. Topeku, Kan., June 13. The bronze tablet in memory of Franklin G. Adam, to be placed in the new rooms of the State llistyrlenl society, arrived yesterday. The tablet was purchased by the newspaper men of the state. Grand Jary Report To the Hod. Jdo. A. Rich, Judge of the Criniioal Court ol Lafayette Co. Missouri : ' We the grand jurors empaneled for the June term, 1901, respectfully sub mit to your honorable court the follow ing report. ' We have examined into and dis posed of all business to which our at tention has been directed. 'A commit tee of our body visited the oounty poor farm and we report that fourteen in mates are there who are the county' helpless poor. We are gratified to report that they are well provided with food and raiment and kindly cared for by the Superintendent, Mr. C. Q. Kinkead. The building is a very old one and needs repairs. The flues are defective. Some of the plastering is off and some locks are out of order. . We recommend that all necessary repairs be made. The meat house is in bad coodition and should have a new loof. With every respect for the county court we desire to call the attention of that honorable body to the necessity of providing a suitable office for the treasurer of the county. That office is now in a place, it canuot be called a room, six by eight feet wbere he and b s two assistants with tne necessary tables All the room. Anyone having business with the ofilce must remaip in the ball while his business is re ceiving bis attention. The treasurer has no vault or even a safe but is in debted to other officers of the county for a place in which he may deposit (or safe keeping the books and other valuables of the oflioe. We think that the county of Lafayette with its im mense wealth should provide a con venient and safe office wbere its treasurer may attend to the business ot bis office and accommodate its citi zens. We suggest that the old court room in whhb the county court held its sessions for moie than forty years is in excellent condition and is a suit able place for the holding of the court and we think tbe court could bold its sessions in that room and fit the room in which the court is no being held for tbe treasners oflioe. We have gone .through the several public offices of the county and as far as time and opportunity . permitted have looked over and examined the records ot these offices. So far as our observation extended the books aud other records are well kept and the business faithfully and honestly ad ministered. We visited the jXil and found eight prisoners confined therein. It is a urcB of gratification to slate that the jail has been thoroughly cleansed and white washed, the cells are clean and the atmosphere as pure as it could be under the circumstances. We tbiuk that the public portion of that institu tion is in as good condition as it was ever known. The prisoners state that they are well fed and kindly cared for by Sheilff Thomas. We take pleasure in commending him for the excellent condition of the jail and his treatment of those entrusted to him for safe keeping. The lower floors of the jail are in bad condition and we recommend that they be covered with cement. We recommend that the couuty court authorize tbe county collector to make a delinquent tax book including all personal taxes for the last five years, as recommended by Dr. J. J. Fulkerson in a communication to tbe grand jury. We suggest that the circuit clerk furnish a copy of this report t the county clerk lo lay before the county court at its next regular session for consideration. J. II. CHRISTY, Forenisn. F. L. Su'siiKK, Clerk. Mis Lillie Whitaker of Marshall, has been elected superintendent of the Louisiana public schools. Population of Missouri. Washington, D. C. June 10. The census office has compiled and printed in Dulletin form tbe data received from the enumerators throughout the coun try showing the population of tbe various states by cities, towns, oountiM and townships. Tbe report shows that there were 553 incorporated towns ia Missouri m 1900, as acralnst 397 i 1890. Of these only one bad a popu lation in excess of 200,000, two a pop ulation exceeding 100,000 and less tha. 200,000, one with a population, exceod. mg 25,000 and lessthao 50,000, two with a population of 15.000 and leas iban 25,000 and four with a noDulatloa of over 8,000 and less than 10,000, while 296 of the incorporated towns of the state had a population of less thaa aoo. The total population of Missouri wn 3,106,665.. The 553 incorporate towns In tbe state bad an aggregate population of 1,436,549-. or 45.2 Der cent of the total population of the state. MiBsottri Strawberries, i The St. Louis Republic of June lltk contained the following special tela. gram : "Monett, Mo., June 10 George X. Tlppen, P. 0. Snyder, L. J. Hanlia, L. B. Durnell, George Raupp and J. ft. Ferguson of the Monette Horticul tural Society woo the gold medal ei their display of srrawbernes at the Pan Amenoao Exposition. They bad aa exhibit 2,692 baskets, waioh were ap praised as first-class. They also car riod off the sweepstake prize." Missouri is fast coming tn the frent as a producer of fruits that will com pare favorably with fruits trom any place iu tbe union. Strawberries, apples and peaches are only a few af her lucious fruits which sbe is show ing to the skeptical. WaverlyCoal. The people of Waverly are rejoicing over tbe prospeot of extensive develop, ment of the coal field a short distaica south of their town. A fifty-four inea vein of col at a depth of abaut 151 feet has been developed by prospect ing. A company is said to be baokisg the enterprise with an abundance of capital and they contemplate ustnfl; electrio mining machinery and build, log a lot of miners' bouses, stores, ko.t to carry oo the business on a large scsle. A part of the plan is to build a rail, road from Alma, on the C. & A., lo tbe mines, a distance of about seven miles. Kansas City i capitalists are said to be back of tbe enterprise. Cole county, Missouri, is tbe heme of one of the smallest women on rec ord. This little woman is Lulu Lee Hutchinson. She is the daughter of Mr. Frank Hutchinson, a respected and well to do farmer, living near Elston, ten miles west of Jeffersoa City. This little woman was born and reared there. She is tbe oldest of four children, one girl ..and two boys. She is the "pet" in the home, being the idol of her father and mother and sister and brothers. She is 12 years old, is 39 inches in height and weighs 53 pounds. Rural free delivery service will be es tablished here on July 1st. Tbe route is21'i milestone and tbe population served is 747; Herman Schlickermana will be the carrier. The postofflce at Simpson will be supplied by the raral carrier and the mail for Simpson and Prieet will be sent to Concordia. Con. cordian. Early peaches have commenced te make their, appearance in Oklahoma City, and the fruit crop of that section of the country is going to be larger than usual this year. The city council of Mexico has de cided to submit to the citizens of that place the question of the municipal ownership of the electric light plant. Oil EC Cured by Cllmui Sstee. Satisfaction llLtO or price refuuded. All druggist.