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LEXINGTON, LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MISSOURI. SATURDAY, JUNE 22. 1901. No. 21 oXon im inn rtniiT innocent IB UP Hllt Hil. irneys for Jfisie Morrison Ht? Trouble Getting Erideace Before the Jury. ENDAMT IS VISIBLY AFFECTED. Chinese slain. in- Iatrt la All the rroaelln(s owf Hr Great Analaty Jurf Not l(rDtUd t Clothe MiM Mor 1MB Won tha Morning 8na It Iliad in, Caitle, tha Youag Brida. ldorado, Kau., June 20. Thus fax bocond trial of Jessie Morrison oa charge, of murder of Mrs. Oliu .u ;8 very much against her. The lence of the stute atill stands prac ,lly uncontradicted and the de Se has not jet introduced evidence much consequence to support its m of self-defense. I he keen inter which the accused woiiihu takes in the rulins of the court and the jiuioiiy of witnesses shows her anx . What is considered a very im- ;,nt point was gained by the state he refusal of Judge Aiknian to it as evidence the clothing worn .Icssie Morrison on tne day she e the mortal wounds to Clara Cns- Tliis clothing is cut and blood ied. At the first trial it was all ad- tl tor the jury, while the eloth- of Mrs. Castle was excluded. At trial the situation is the reverse, torn and blood-stained dress is a nirer piece of evidence than words ken by witness on the stand. M. H. Morrison, stepmother of woman who is oa trial, testified it ihe had had charge of the cloth- of Jessie Morrison, worn oa the tiling of June S3. She had kept clothes locked up in a bureau er. she smM on cross examination. that they were in the same eon' a then as now. The prosecuting rnty, however, got an admission her that Jessie Morrison might gained access to the drawer, m Morrison was In tears fre- intly Thursday. While her old mind brothers were on the stand 1 prisoner often wiped the tears i aw eyes. But while a little pale tomewhat haggard she atill bears flf with much self-control. By fir til of their witnesses so far fcdneed the attorneys for Miss Mor h sire sought to bring out two Is: That Miss Morrison showed jiimisual emotion on the morning une S3 before she killed Clara iy Castle, and that none of the fcbers of her family had ever seen ff&zor with which Miss Morrison is fitd to have killed Olin Castle's Je. Judge Aikman ruled continual kainjt questions that tended to p oils testimony of thfs kind. ii?e IT. H. Morrison, the defend 1 fnther. described the injuries h Jessie Morrison received dur- r fatal struggle with Mrs, Cas- Iliere were, he snid "n her nock, deepest on the left one on the breast, cutting eh to the collar bone, and three 'n the arm between the shoulder Umiw. Miss Morrison's attorney I .Imlire Morrison what statement "'filter had made when she re '1 to her home after the fatal Baa. Chaff., That ws.ra O.a B,tae Was Killed by rorlga Troop,, nn Har. less Matlva. w.ra Shot. Waahington. Jun :ja.The report or Maj. Gen. ChaiTe on the campaign in China is being prepare,! far publi cation at the war dpartmcnt. Some or uen. Chaffee s comments are teresting. At one poiut he says: rorauout three weeks following- the tha condition in ana about the ctty and along the line of communication was bad Looting of the city, uncontrolled for aging In the surrounding country and selsure by soldiers of everything a Chi naman m'ght have, as vegtabl e?rs chickens, sheep, catMe. etc., tnciiscnm mate and general unprovoked shooting or Chinese in citjr. country and along the line of march and the rlver-ali this did not tend, as was natural, to gain for the troops the confidence of the masses with whom It Is certain we have no quarrel, but were in need of their iih r safe to say that where one real boxer has been killed since the capture of Pe kln, 50 harmless Chinnse or laborers on iarms, including not a few women and children, have been slain. No doubt the boxer element is largely mixed with the ma9 of population and by slaying a lot one or more boxers might be taken In. KILLED THE ENGINEER. Alton Railroad Freight Knglna Bit Mm at tba Famous Ulaaitala Cut Cut of lndepeadeuca, Ho. Kansas City, Mo., June 20. One of the big freight engines of the Chicago A Alton railroad exploded at, the 0,leu dale cut, four miles east of Independ ence. The engineer, George L. Gerew, wa so severely injured that he died after being brought to the hospital in Kansas City. Fireman Crawley sus tained painful injuries and is at the hospital. The track was torn up for more than 100 feet. A piece of the engine' weighing" probably t.OOO pounds was thrown over 100 yards Into A pasture at the side of the track. The explosion brought A few neigh boring residents to the scene and they fully ejperted to hear of another hold up. 1 was at this very plane that the laat Blue Cut robbery occurred And the robberies before it. Kazme Eiploded. ! A Chicago & Alton freight engine, No. 332, exploded just west of Blue Cut, two and oae-ha'.t mile? east of Independence, about 12:45 o'clock Thursday morning, killing the engin eer, George L. Gerew, and so seriously Injuring the fireman, Willis Crowley, that he will probably die. The loco- molitre was drawing a train of fifteen stock cars west towards Kansas City, the train having slatted from Slater And been made up by cars picked up along the line. It was d je to arrive in Iupependence at I o'clock yesterdey morning and was running on time. The explosion was terrific In force and the report, although muffled by the steep embankments of Blue Cut, awakened neighboring farmers. The blue cut is approached frwn the east by a steep grade, and freight engines have a hard pull in drawing a load over it. Tde overhead waeon bridee had just been pa-?ed - when thb ex. plosion occurred. The boiler, weiguir.z tor' v-tons was LONfe WOLF KNOCKED OUT. Aaaaaass COart Wnaa HI lajaaetla to tha larttea RaeervattoM Oae4 Apaaal is tha Praaldaat. Washington, June 20. Associate Justice Bradley hint refused injuae tion in the Lone Wolf vase. He holds that he has no jurisdiction This means that the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache reservations in Oklahoma will probably be opened for settle ment before September 0. Lone Wolf and his followers asked that the interior department be enjoiued from opening these lands untit on press meets. Former Congressman Springer has filed with the president, a memorial praying that he exercise his discretion under the law and withhold the issu nnce of his oroclamation for six months after the final allotments the Indians are made and thi! (five two long congress an opportunity to repeal th present law. BIG BLAZE AT ST. LOUIS. lifted from the trucks and carried for ward a distance of 1 S3 i-et where it struck the tracks, yrinding the ties to plinters and btr.dir.2 th-? rails out of recognizable for a. The Are box burst on either s'.de. as might an esrasheli: the smoke 8r.ack, weighing a ton, was Ptted up above the sides of the em bankment and fell 150 yards distant io a pasture, and the cab was eompletely destroyed. Vet with all this evidence of awful force, the wheels under the firebox merely fell to either side of the track, the trucks under the pilot did uot leave the track and the tender was apparently unlr jtred. The wrecked tram was to charge of Conductor McAona. No member of the train crew other tbao Gerew and Crowlet was iniuti. Gerew lived in Slater, Mor" He U united by motherless son add dtwgbler. Crowley was brought to i?t. Joseph's hospital. He is badly scalded and little hopes are entertained of his recovery. .1. n. Hlrkle Saddlery Conipaor. T. T. Kara nidi Carriage Company and Othars l.oa rrnperty Valued at A3O0.000. Pt. Louis, June 20. Fire which 'o the hone nf Olin Catle. Conn-: originated in the establishment of r the state objected and the oS- the J. B. Sickles Saddlery company, at f n was smtalned. I0DEO OVER LOVE AFFAIR. f trm Haad, Aftar Ahaanreaf Twa n. Hatara to Coaantt Mardar for Allagad Urtaraace. fomington. III., June 20. At Bro- mii county, T. J. Keece, a farm bo had returned from two ' ranching In th west, ahot and Hy wounded- John Young, a ?r. sod then set a strawstack anr f lot himself and was cremated. ? ppeared at the home of 8aa- n4e and told Rhodes he meant 11 im. Rhodes talked him out idea and Reeoa left and went home of Yoinj. It is thought rirniy went insane from prob- f rooding over a lore Affslr of se-. Pn ago which wss connected 1he families mentioned. fk Ixlaad Aloaa ladrpaadent. f" City, Mo.. June 20. If the island railroad can keen on its por a few monttia Inniver tt. will . , e' "n a reinitntion for Ueinr the .line west that wn nt rnnirht in Wpinp. movement. It is believed the corner of Twenty-first and Wash inirton avenue, consumed property valwed at almost $20,V0. The UvsinR firms are the J. B. Sickles Saddlery company, T. F. Reynolds Carriage company, the Lambert Pharmacy company and several other concerns of minor Importance. Rnu ! fa' "ark Baaaa. Chicairo, June 50. William J. Bry an, in a Ulk with Chicago newspaper men. said: "I am f'r Mark Hanna for the republican candidate for pres Went next time and hope the republi cans will nominate him, but I'm not sure I can control their convention aiuMri Dalvenlty Balldlag. . Columbia, Mo., June 20.-Cpe Stewardson, of Philadelphia, have been architects of the new aricxicu f - . . KoiMlnM of the University of Mis .assist! linAII which $200,000 will be ex jIj WafL will be bee-un on the penuru. ..v. - plans at once. a-ni.i.n Taaehera Comlag Hara f:t .Tune 20. Washington ha been asked for an appropriation of sia.000 to defray the expenses oi - ilitu.. ... i .. . .. .. who are to stun ") 'inicinis inai tne comm'i- M-nioinu i , , , 1 interest" scheme hn been .if r- fr.r a vear in normal M...UW.S - . . . . nr..u. rne In the west with the exception Wk Island. OTer the SUte. Wayoeavilie in Pulaski county had quite a blow last week, but no serious damage was done except to fruit trees. The board of managers at the Fulton asylum last week let the contract for the second and third stories of the dormitory building to Jown W. Ruf sell, of Fulton, for $8,000. Westminster, college at Fulton, will start a college paper next year. It will be known as the Westminster Monthly and will be under the man agement of Martin Yates, Jr. ' .Souie of the farmers lu Henry county, south of Clinton, are talking of straightening Grand iver by cut ting across some of the bends in the river in order to prevent overflows. Some men in the sewer pipe works at Deepwater struck because they were ordered to go into a kiln and unload while it was yet heated io 150 degrees. This may properly be cs'.led a hot strike. Out of 124 young men and women who took the teachers' examination Isst week lor positions in the schools ot Kansas City, only twelve have pushed. The successful ones are: Lulu Moore, Annie I.. Cox, Kose Wlckey, Minnie l)resser, Mabel C, Cook, Ola . May Warford, Clara Sweeuer, Edith ' S toner, Nellie Shoe. maker, Carrie Chadwick, Lthel Lois Slaughter and Clara Z. Stringer. All these passed the ward school examina tions. There were no successful can didates for high school positions. BUr Coal Deal. Fairmont, W. Va., June 17. The largest coal deal ever consummated in this state was closed today, the Watson coal operators having practically secured control "of the entire Fairmont region. A new company with $12, 000,000 capital has been .organized and is known as the Fairmont Coal Company. The Watsons have asso ciated with them several New York . nspitahsts, but they will retain the controlling interests. The mines ab sorbed in this deal comprise practically every mice in the district, a total of thirty.seven plants. The annual out put will be over 6,000,000 net ton3 of coal. Over 4,000 men are on the monthly pay roll. Baptist College Directors and Officers. The stockholders of the Baptist Female college, of tbls city, met last 9aturdy, Jane 15th. sod elected the toiiowinr trustees for the co loir vear: G. W. Hye, Waltr B. Waddelt, H. W. Winsor, John O. Worthinetoo. M. F. Bovle.F. Lee Wallace, R. F. Waddell, A. U. WH. Hams, Harry Wallace, Dr. Charles Msoly, I. W. B. Tevis, R. M. Inlow, R. M. Jonas. H. A. Hoot, W. T. Campbell, W. M. Bell, M. Browo. J. W. Rucker, Noah fif. Given, W. I, Cole. The trustees met immediately after th election and organised by eleotlog tba following officers: Q. W. Hvds. pres s H. W. Winsor, seo'y.jiWalierB. Waddell, tress. Musoun Mortgitce Amendment Illegal. Jefferson City, Mo., June 13. Tne supreme court of Missouri met in bane this afteraooo and rendered opinions in ten caees. Probably the most im portant is the decision which over throws the third constitutional amend ment adopted a: tat last general elec tion, commonly known as the 'Mort gage Tax" amendment. The decision was made in the cases of Kuisell vs. Crov and Holmes vs. Croy, appealed from Buchanan county and decided is a single opinion by Judge Valliait. Considerable public interest ha a'.tached to these cases be cause of the fact thut among grounds of Invalidity urged upon the court was one that, if upheld, would have invali dated all cf the amendments adopted last tall, aad among them, of course, the world's fair amendment. This most important contention was that the publication of the amend ments was insufficient, but the court, fortunately for the world's fair, did not concur ia the view of the appel lents in this respect, and as the de cision stands it has no bearing upon the validity of the other amendments. The court does not unanimously Agree upon any point in Judge Val liant's opinion, but a majority of, them reach the conclusion that the third amendment is invalid because io con flict with the fourteenth amendment to the constitution of the United States. This was the decisive point in the case, and the judges who concurred with Judge Valliant were Robinson, Brace and Gantt, J. J. ; Burgess, C. J., Sher wood and Marshall, J. J., dissenting. The amendment is held to be illegal and unjust because of the classification it mates for the purposes ot taxation bad Storm at Boonville. The mo?t destructive storm that has visited Boonville, Mo., for years came upon that city without a moment's warning at 6:80 o'clock Wednesday eveoing, sweeping everything before it Beautiful shade trees along the resL deoce districts were uprooted and broken or? as mere saplings. The bouses of several residents and eev eral business bouses were completely unroofed and for a while it seemed as though the entire city would be wiped off the map. The root of the Com mercial bank is a total loss, as also many private houses, while the livery bam of Lee Robertson and the foundry of H. hrfier are total losses. Tobe Fisher, a colored man, had sought shelter in the barn of Lee Kobertsou and thinking the storm about over started out for home and when be bad scarcely reached the sidewalk the entire front of the building fell on him killing turn instautly. Decision a National Isaae. Chicago, III., June 18. In an inter view here today S. E. Morss, of In dtanapoiis, ex-consul general to Paris said : "The supreme court's recent deci sion presents an issue which will be the central question in politics for years to come. At'.er we have bad a little more experience in trying to govern distant people by force without their consent the voters of this country are going to reverse the deoision, just as tbey did in the Dred Scott decision forty years ago. 'Who will be the next presidential nominee? Well, I personally favor either Chief Justice Fuller or Justice Harlan." ica, these s- hools having offered them Miss Li trie Slasher went to Richmoed Thursday mornlag to attend the opening ol the new opera house and to visit rela tives. Mrs. L. A. FiSfen, ot St. Louis, arrived Wednesday night aad is the guest of Mrs. T. C. Sawyer at her pleasant suburban heme. A Texag n onuer. RiU'B 02EAT DI800V&BT. On small bonis ot Hall's Great Dta- oovery cares all kidney aad bladder troubles, removes gravel, cares diabetes, seminal emissions, weak and lams backs, rheumatism aad all Irregularities ot th kidneys aad bladder la both men aad women, regulate bladdar trouble 1 children. It aot sold by yoor druiwtat. will b sent by mail on rolpi ol ft. On small boUi is two month' treatment. will car any cam above matioad. Dr. C. W. Hall, sole manufacturer. St LoaLa, formerly Waco, Texas. 8and for testi monial. Sold by Crenshaw A Yonng. KEXO XHI8 8t. Louis, Mo., Feb. 27, 1900, -This I to certify that I bav beea cored ol kidney and bladder trouble with on botti ot The Tela Wonder, Hall's Great Dis covery, and can recommend u to other snrrerlng la the same manner. HENRY LINZFER. At Lindell Barber tihop, 615 Washington Avenue. Excursion Train. Th special excursion train for Kansas City, Bnnday, Jun 23, will not ran via Lexington. Passenger desiring to n this train mart get on and off at Myrtolc station. Th far from Myrick on this train will be 76 cent for th round trip. Th usual Sunday rate will be on sal at Lexington passenger station. A. S. Loom is, Agent, BULL ruE 8aLB- Young bull (or sale; good siis; good color; good individual; thoroughbred. 6 22tf T. B. Campbkll. Eniland is after 1U A. Kershaw Walker, electrical en gineer of London, England, traveled from Wellington, New Zealand, to Kansas City for the express purpose ot investigating a Kansas City inven tion be saw in the far away island capital. He arrived in Kansas . City Tuesday aud stopped at the Midland. The invention is the Barr-Fyke post marking and stamp canceling machine which is used extensively io the post offices of this country. Messrs. Barr and Kjke are Kansas City men. On-idg to ill health Rev. J. p. Given will not preach at the Benton ecbyol bouse next Sunday. He will preb, however, at bis chareh ia Lexington. Kev. Otto, of the Christian church at iifgiusville, preached io the Chris tian church at Corder last Sunday. At the annual election of orfioers ot Lexington Lodge No. 119, A. F. and A, M., at their lodge room Monday night the following were chosen tor tn coming year: R. F. Norfolk, W. M.; Chris Walk. 9. W.; Thomas Walton, J. W.; JohnS. Blackw!!, treasurer; H. W. Wiasor, secretary. Th officer will b iastalld at a special meeting Monday night. At their annual meeting In Jan th board of curators of Central college, at Fayett, Mo., conferred npoa Rev. Z. M. Williams, of oar city, th agr ot Doctor ot Divinity. This U a wU de serted honor conferred upon Mr. W-fi Hams aad th lnstitntlon conferring la degr may b assured that Dr. WilUam will b an honor to It. , Bodalia i preparing to have a graad frN barbcu th Foarth of Jaly. They propose to bav an old-fashioned barbae such as our forefathers need to have, wit oattl, hogs and aheep roasted whole. grand parade, band eoneert, at hi games and sports aad first class hi race are among th attraction prom Col. John S. White, ot Odessa, Monday in our city oa business an shaking handa with his many Lex trienda. Col. White is one of JjT school true blue democrats, alwa y to help with his vote and intrM " help win democratic victories, ? of Lafayette county's most srl 7 mm ar farmers and stock raiser t always pleaaed to ee him f cottntlr seat.