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ran.' a. hai-hir, rabiis, BENTON. MISSOURI Un Maplksoit, wife of Col. Maple on, the ope ratio manager, died in New York city on the 81st. TTo!. C n. Buhl, one of Detroit's (Mich.) most prominent and wealthy citizens, died at his residence in that city, ont he 23d, after a lonff illness, Red nearly 84 years. The great imperial porcelain and glass factory at St Petersburg was de stroyed by fire, on the 23d, together with all the machinery and models. The Ion is rery great. - Judge Coffey, of San Francisco, has made an order granting Mrs. Jane L. Stanford an allowance of $10,000 month ly, pending the settlement of the es tate of Senator Leland Stanford, her deceased husband. The thermometer at Guthrie, Okla.. reached 11 deg. below zero, the coldest weather ever known there, on theSnh. Great suffering prevailed among the new settlers, who were unprepared for such weather. Loris Gerstos, a wealthy stock dealer of McKeesport, Pa., who was a passenger on the limited express en route from Chicago to Pittsburgh, was found dead in his berth when the tram reached Pittsburgh on the 30th. Jonx B. Koettiso, cashier of the de funct South Side savings bank of Mil waukee, was sentenced, on the 25th, to twenty-five years in the penitentiary for accepting deposits after he knew of the insolvent condition of the bank. First Liect. Joseph S. Otster, Fourth artillery, lias been relieved, at his own request, as professor of mili tary science and tactics at the Leland Stanford, Jr., university, Palo Alto, Cal. Michael Walsh, 29 years old, who in 1SS2 was sentenced to life imprison ment for shooting a constable in Gal way, Ireland, has been reler.sed from the Mountloy prison. Walsh is ill and will be taken to a hospital for treat ment. The last remnant of racing stock from Fred Gebhard's Lake county ranch was sold, on the Sid, at auction in San Francisco. Nineteen brood mares brought an average of f475, the highest price being fH,U00 for a good mare. The Cauca valley, in Colombia, is Inundated. The flood is the most de structive of the century. All of the crops have been swept away, and the damage in other respects is bevond computation. As A result of revival services at Os kaloosa, Kas., J. C. Whiting, the prin- cipal druggist of that place, ordered a large supply of beer, in which he had previously dealt, back to the dealers in Missouri, and destroyed all the liquors in his stock. Os the 23d the customs committee of the French chamber of deputies dis- cussed a proposal made by M. Edmond Case, to authorize the government to issue a decree increasing the tax on corn. The proposal received consider able support. The report that King Alexander had been assassinated proves to have been without foundation. He is actively employed in seeking to end the crisis now prevailing in Servia. Acting un der the advice of his father he is en deavoring to obtain a cabinet. A dispatch from Belgrade says that ex-King Milan has come to termswith the liberal progressists and accepted the programme of M. icolaievitch. who, when recently called upon bv King Alexander to form a cabinet, found it impossible to obtain a work ing ministry. The remains of Mme. Laura Sehir- mer-Mapleson were taken from New York to Boston, on the 25th, accom panied by Henry Mapleson and Mrs. Schirmer. the mother of the prima don na. The funeral services were held at the house of Mrs. Schirmer, on the S6th, Eev. Dr. Everett Hale officiating, Bt a decision of Second Comptroller Alansur, Senator Morgan, Justice Har lan and other members and attaches of the Behring sea commission are re quired to put in an itemized account of expenses and, unless the decision is re versed, must refund all the money re- seived for which they can not account Loxdos Truth says that the princess of Wales has decided to withdraw from society. The prince of Wales, in declining for the princess an invitation to visit Belvoir castlo, the residence of the duke of Rutland, at Grantham, Lin colnshire, stated that the princess would hereafter take no part in social events. The rescuing party in search of Col gate, the missing member of the Carlin excursion party, has been forced to re turn to Kendrl-jks, Idaho, from their hunt, owing to the condition of the Clearwater river and the heavy fall of snow. All hope of finding Colgate has vanished. His wife has written an other letter 'denouncing young Carlin and Lis friends. M. T. Kotikoshwill, a nobleman from Tiflis, in the Russian steppes, and Miss Jeanne Sorabji, of Poonah. India, have arrived at San Francisco on a visit to the Mid-Winter fair. Miss Sorabji is in charge of the exhibits of jewels and gold fabrics recently con tributed by different kings of India to the Columbian exposition. Harry Smith, aged 91, night receiv ing clerk at the Emporia (Kas.) post office, has been arrested for rifling the mail. Thirty-two dollars In marked bills, taken from registered letters, were found in his pockets with $160 more, also stolen from the mails. Hia theft had extended over three months and aggregated hundreds of dollar. He confessed everything. The operative potters passed a reso lution at Trenton, N. J., on the 83d, that the reduction in wages an nounced by their employers is "unnec essary and uncalled for at this time.' A committee, representing all branches of the trade, will be appointed to confer with the employers, and unless a com promise of a liberal nature is effected strike will be Inaugurated, NEWS AND NOTES. A Summary of Important Events. FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS. f the senate, on tbe 2M. nearly three hours were occupied In the consUaratton of the reso lution, previously offered By Mr. Peffer (pop., k.as. t, declaring that the secretary of the treas ury has no authority In law m Issue and tell 6-per-eent. bonds as proposed In his published notice. Mr. Peffer had the floor most of the time; yielding, however, to other senators to Interpose remarks. A resolution on the sub ject of clvll-serrlce reform was eonsldered In the morning hour and was, after some debate, agreed to In the house the entire day was given up to the consideration of tha sugar schedule. Amendments striking out the bounty feature of the Wilson bill and putting refined sugar on the free list were agreed to. A message from the president on Hawaiian affairs was received. In tbe senate, on the S3J. the Hawaiian ones- tion was further considered by resolution from the committee on foreign affairs ana by a speech by Senator Cullom severely criticising the administration. The Peffer resolution against the legality of the proposed Issue of Donas, was rcfered to the committee on finance, and the house till for the repeal of the federal elections law was further considered In the house, after routine business, tho Wilson tariff bill was taken up In committee of the whole, and an attempt to take coal frbm the free list an-l put a duty of forty cents per ten upon It and twenty cents per ton on slack was defeated. In tits senate, on tbe tlth. after more than usually Interesting preliminary business, the Hawaiian resolution was taken up. but finally went over without action, and tbe unfinished business being the house bill to repeal the foderal elections low wis considered at length, after which a number of minor bills were taken from the calendar and passed In the house the Wilson tariff bill was early taken up and the att-.'mpt to remove iron ore from tho free list was defeated. In the senate, on the 25th. the Hawaiian res olutions were presented, but were laid aside to give Mr. Allen, the Nebraska populist, an op portunity to deliver a leual argument against the authority of the secretary of the treasury to Issue 5-p?r-cent bonds. An hour was spent In an uninteresting discussion o( the house bill for the repeul of tbe federal elections law, after which the time was taken up in eulogies of the late Mr. Chtpman In the bouse the day was marked by the filibustering of tho New York members a;;olnst the income tax bill. Mr. Morse Introduced a joint resolution acknowledging God in the constitution. In the senate, on tb.3 Sf.th. thi morning hour was occupied by Mr. Call in a speech condemn ing tho action of the interior department in giving land in Florida to a railroad in viola tion, as he claimed, of law. The Hawaiian res olution went over until Monday. The bill to repeal the federal elections law was then taken up. and Mr. Chandler's motion to postpone it until next December was voted down In the nous?, after an unsucessful attempt of the New York members to filibuster n;olnst the Introduction of the Income-tax till and tha transaction of routine business, the tariff bill was taken up in committ e of the whole. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. A largr landslide occurred at Sau salito, Cal., on the night of the 21st, near the Northern Pacific Coast rail road shops, completely wrecking the homes of Engineer llripgs and Con ductor Itrady, of that railroad. No lives were lost, Mr. and Mrs. GvsTAvrs II. Lyos and Miss Minnie Chapman, teachers in the Sue and Fox Indian school, were drowned in Deep Fork creek, in Okla homa, on the 21st, while fording the stream in a buggy. The Salem (O. ) Wire Nail Co. held a meeting, on the 22d, and decided on an other 10 per cent, reduction in wages. The senate committee on public lands has authorized Senator I'ettigreiv to prepare a bill looking to the payment of damages to settlers who were driven out of Sequoia and Yosemite national parks by the order of the secretary of the interior when those parks were es tablished. About 1150 in counterfeit money was unearthed at Louisville, Ky., recently by a woman who was digging some roots for tea. Each piece of coin was wrapped in tissue paper, and but little of it was tarnished. The find con sisted of dollars and quarters. The coin is a very dangerous counterfeit, having an excellent ring. IIrice Stewart, aged S3, for sixty years a resident of Clarksville, Tenn., and one of the most conspicuous char acters in the history, progress and de velopment of middle Tennessee, died on the 2nd. He was one of the first en gaged in establishing a tobacco mar ket in Clarksville, operating stemmer ies also in Missouri and Kentucky. His wealth is estimated at (1,000,000. Judge E. L. Hammond, of the federal district court in Jackson, Tenn., on the 2nd concluded the famous case of the -United States against G. F. B. Howard by refusing to direct that his writ of error shall operate as a super sedeas and to fix a bail bond pending decision of the supreme court. Howard has been taken to the penitentiary at Columbus, O. Scpt. Stump of the immigration bu reau, on the 23d, intimated that he would take early action in the case of the alleged importation of nearly 200 cigar-makers from Havana to work in the cigar factories at Key West, Fla. It is believed that he will order the re turn of the men to Havana, and possi bly the prosecution of those who brought them over. Unless the unexpected happens the Kansas City (Mo.) exposition building will be sold under foreclosure of mort gage. The foreclosure will be made under the first mortgage, which is for about $150,000. Tho incumbrance was placed on the property by James Goodin when the exposition building was built. The historical exhibits and the other relics from the Vatican, which were loaned to the ' Columbian exposition, are not to be returned to Rome at present They are in the hands of Archbishop Ireland and will appear in the Columbus museum in Chicago when that is opened for the public. It is reported that gold ore to the value of (128,000 was taken from the Little Johnnie mine at Leadville, Col., in one Uaj recently. This beats all Leadville records, the largest previous output for a single day being (110.000 worth of silver ore taken from the Rob ert E. Leo mine. A tramp was found frozen to death on the highway near Pittsburg, Kas., on the morning of the 24th, In Fort Scott and Leavenworth several per sons had their fingers and toes frozen, and at other places there was intense suffering. Coal cur robberies were re ported at several points. Thc new Heavilon shops building annex to Purdue university, Lafayette, Ind., recently completed and equipped at a cost of 1180,000, was destroyed by fire on the night of the 23d. Loss es timated at 1175,000; insurance, $45,000. Mb. William P. Hazex, of the treas ury secret service, stationed at Cincin nati, is slated to succeed Mr. Drum mond as chief of the secret service. The latter will probably be transferred to some other station. A dispatch was received in London from Rio Janeiro, on the 23d, which stated that efforts were being made to arrange for the arbitration of the dif ferences between the insurgents ftcd tbe. Brazilian governmegU After deliberating for three hours,' on the night of the KHd, the Jury in the case of John V, Koetlng, cashier of the defunct South Side savings bank, Mil waukee, returned a verdict of "guilty on the second count" This count charges Koetlng as "owner" of the bank, with having received a deposit after he knew the bank to be insol vent Mrs. William Pwasaxt, a farmer's wife near Columbus, Ind., was found dead in her bed on the 23d. She helped her husband saw wood all the day be fore. Foul play is suspected. Pheasant had served a term in the penitentiary for an attempted outrage six years ago. Herman Harms, of Utica, Minn., who has slept most of the time for six teen years, and whose case has become famous, has again awakened and is ap parently in a normal state. He weighs less than 100 pounds, but has a good appetite and Is improving in health. The decrees expelling ex-King Milan and ex-Queen Natalie from Serria have been canceled. Tbe building on the Boone county (la.) poor farm, in which the incura bly insane were confined, was de stroyed by fire, on the night of the 23d, and eight of the nine inmates were burned to death. Secretary Carlisle has sent a com munication to the senate showing the amounts due the United States from the territory of Utah on account of costs and expenses of prosecution. These expenditures began in 1ST5, and continued ever since, the total amount being (725,555. It appears that the law requires that these expenses be paid by the territory, but congress has annually appropriated the money re quired. The Union Pacific is preparing to put in a new schedule of wages for organ ized labor, which will be a reduction on all lines. Jo allowance will be made for excess mileage and the overtime limit has been extended. liv the collision between a heavy freight and a heavy passenger train near Samara, Russia, five of the pas senger coaches caught fire and fifteen persons were killed many of them being cremated. Riverside hospital, Xorth Brothers island, N. Y., is attempting, under the direction of the board of health, to cure smallpox with red light The ex periment has succeeded in Bergen, Norway. Anarchist Vaii.laxt must die. The French court of cassation, which heard the case, has decided that there arc no grounds upon which to base an appeal, and it was therefore refu sed. Sir Gerald Herbert Bartel, Brit ish political agent and consul-general at Zanzibar, died in London, on the 25th, from typhoid fever. An" intimate friend of Attorney-General Olney said, on the 25th, that the rumored resignation of Mr. Olney will become a fact very soon. A dead tramp and an empty whisky bottle were found side by side 9 miles from Pittsburgh, Pa., on the 25th. A majority of the members of the customs committee of the French chamber of deputies still propose that a tariff of eight francs be placed on corn. The khedive of Egypt has yielded to the demand of Lord Cramer, the British diplomatic agent in Cairo, that he publish a formal retraction of the strictures he recently passed upon the army and issue an order praising its condition and the efficiency of the British and Egyptian officers, Maher Pasha, assistant minister of war, who was charged with inciting the khedive to make his hostile criticisms, has been transferred by the khedive. The postmaster-general has ap pointed commissioners to make a thor ough investigation and report on the needs of the New York and Chicago post offices. The commissioners enter at once upon their work. Alderman Jerry Mclvihill, a Chi cago saloon-keeper, who was shot in Hussey's saloon the previous night by Mike Fewer, an intoxicated saloon keeper, died at the Presbyterian hospi tal on the 2Cth. A further loss of (800,000 in gold was reported by the treasury on the '-(5th. This reduced the gold reserve to less than (07,000,000. LATE NEWS ITEMS. The senate was not in session on the' !7th In the house in committee of the whole the debate on the customs schedule of the tariff bill under the five-minute rule was concluded. Only such amendments as were recom mended by the ways and means com mittee were adopted, except in the sugar schedule, in which the bounty provision was stricken out The time for the wool schedule to go Into oper ation was extended in obedience to the exigencies of trade. The statement of the associated banks of New York city for the week ended the 27th showed the following ch inges: Reserve, increase, (0,288,550; loans, decrease, &14.400; specie, in crease.(3,20S,700; legal tenders.increase, (4,809,900; deposits, increase, (5,388,200; circulation, decrease, (05.000. A report is in circulation in all the diplomatic circles in Rome to the effect that Mgr. Satolli, the apostolic dele gate to the United States, is to be re called, owing to the failure of his mis sion and to his having incurred the hatred of both Catholics and Protes tants. In the criminal court at Pittsburgh, Pa., on the 27th, Judge Slagle refused a new trial in the case of James New ton Hill for the murder of Mrs. Rosa Roetzler in East park, Allegheny, on the night of March 7, 1893, and the murderer was sentenced to death. Secretary Herbert received a cable message from Admiral ilonham at Rio, on the 27th, but it contained no reference to his having been asked to act as mediator between the Brazilian government and its rebellious admiral. Premier Crispi of Italy has prepared lor tbe chamber of deputies a proposi tion to save by economy 7,000,000 lire in the military budget, 4,000,000 on the marine budget, and 8,000,000 in the budget for public works. Mrs. Ellen Colpaz, widow of the late vice-president of the United States, has, with her son, settled the claim of the National Bank of Indian apolis against them as stockholders by paying f'ja.ituu casn. The imports, exclnsive of specie, at the port of New York for the week ended on the 27th were $0,931,887, of which 11,700,973 were dry goods and $5,230,414 general merchandise. The imports of specie at the port of New York for the week ended on the 97th were $141,899, of which $112,009 was gold and $28,890 silver. On the 87th the New York associated banks held $109,048,000 in excess of the requirements of the Sft-per-cent mle MISSOURI 8TATE NEWS. Kdwar4 T. Molaad Pardoaed. Gov. Stone, on the 93d, transmitted to Secretary Lesueur the following let ter: Bin At the April torm, im, of the supreme court, Edward T. Noland. who had been there tofore convicted on an Indictment before the circuit court of Cola county of tha crime of embezzlement, from which conviction be bad appealad, was sentenced to a term of two years In the penitentiary. On the list Inst., 'he was discharged from his Imprisonment under said sentence under the operation of tha three fourths rule, his conduct In prison having been good. Mr. Noland now applies to me to be re stored to his -rights of citizenship, and this ap plication Is supported by similar request from a large number o" reputable clti sens. With Mr. Noland's offense against the law the people of the state are familiar. Prior to that unhappy event be atood high In the confidence and esteem of his fellow-citizens. His fimlly connections and associations are of the most honorable and reputable character. Aside from the act which cost him his liberty and brought reproach upon his name, I have never heard anything to his discredit Having expiated bis offense by suffering the punishment Im posed upon him. he now expresses his desire and purpose to do all In bla power to redeem wnat he has lost. In this most commendable effort, I feel that the public authority should not put any obstacle In his way. Therefore, for tne purpose of restoring his rights as a citi zen. I this day pardon, and do hereby pardon the said Edward T. Noland unconditionally. Please issue accordingly. Respectfully, W. J. STo.ii, Governor. From Washington. HEW POSTMASTERS. Eaudevle. Christian count. J. W. Berne. Mee W. C Pryer. resUned. Havward. Pemis:-ot countv. J. N. Barnes. vice J. L. Dlllnrd. resigned. Nickellton. Macon county, J. A. Louderback, vice E. O Mazey, removed. Elmer. Macon county, M. B. Ayres, vice J. L Miller, removed. Lookout. Pettis county, Garland Black, vice Marion Miller, resigned. Winchester. Clark rountv. Jesse Breeden. Vice Frank Ksmuf. removed. withers Mills. Marion countv. L. E. Froier. Vice S. F. Stover, removed. Guthrldge Mills. Charlton county. O. W. Gutbridge, vice C. H. Stoner. resigned. Omaha. Putnam county, J as. Blswell, vice J. W. Mullens, removed. Mllford. Barton countv. F. A. Faublan. vice A. F- Ryan, removed. Oakville. St. Louis countv. G. P. Schorn. vice John Shneitier. removed. Spring Hill. Livingston county, O. W. Wlngo, Vice J. B. Kohl, resigned. Gilead. Lewis countv. J. W. Cnson. vice J. J. Brose. removed. Iconlum. St. clalr county, Levi Gover, vlceO R. Steel, removed. Kenton, Christian county, Wm. Kerr, vice Wiand l'unnell. resigned. Langdon. Atchison countv. C. C. CamDbelL Vice J. T. Johnson, resigned. Pembina. Christian countv, Mary W.Horn, vice Thomas Hanks, resigned. NEW POST OrFICK. Tllden, Dallas county. Jacob Keller, post master. A Little Story from Washington. Washington special. ihe president has got a new way of dealing with the office-seekers. A couple of Missouri congressmen, with a candidate, called at the bite House and urged his claims. The presi dent wan gracious, expressed his regret that he could not be more definite, and said: "The truth is, gentlemen, you have got so many good candidates for Missouri o (floes that it is difficult and takes time to make tho selec tions." The flattered Missourians came out of the White House stepping high. They were tell ing their experience to a group of Illinoisnns. hy." said one of the Suckers, "that's pre cisely what the president told us fellows about Illinois appointments the day before." To Remain at Caledonia. Dr. J. L. How and F. M. North, of the commission of the St Louis Meth odist conference, met nt Bismarck, by authority of the commission, to take final action in regard to the removal of Bellevue collegiate institute from Cale donia. Delegations were present from Arcadia, Fredericktown, Potosi and Irondale. The two gentlemen, after an executive session lasting till after midnight, decided to let the school re main at Caledonia. Strong; Evidence Agaloit Them. The St. Louis county grand jury re turned indictments against James and Ed Murray, charging them with mur der in the first degree for the killing of Conductor Edgar Fitzwilliams on a Midland electric railway car on the night of September 23, 193. The evi dence against the Murrays is very strong. Remembered His Colored Nurse. Charles Elberding, an old and well- to-do-citizen of Ilolden, was buried the other day. Mr. Elberding had suffered from chronic rheumatism for twenty vears. and had been confined to a wheeled chair and his room most of the time for the past four years. A colored woman had been his constant nurse. His will, offered for probate. Is creating a great deal of talk from the fact that he left the bulk of his property, about 13.000 In cash and real estate, to the colored nurse, nnd the balance to bis daughter, Mrs. Carrie Finnle, of Moberly. The Cold Snap. The late cold snap extended over the entire state of Missouri. On January 84. at 9 a m., the thermometer averaged 10 below over the entire state, except the extreme southeastern portion. At Spring- Held it was IS below, St. Louis It, and in the northern part of the state It tickled the 20-be-low-zero mark. It remained at zero and below all day throughout the state, and It was not until the morning of the 23th that the mercury rose above the zero mark. Jadge Illrzel's Opinion. Judge Rudolph Hirzel, of the St Louis county circuit court, in his charge to the grand jury, referred to the recent lynching, and said the law's delay, sanctioned by the statutes, was chiefly responsible for the action ol an outraged people. Gold In the Ozark. The gold mines on Pond creek, Ozark county, are attracting considerable at tention. Large bodies of land supposed to contain gold have been entered by a company formed for that purpose. The ore being takn out has been assayed, and runs $30 to the ton. Death. Capt. iWm. S. Eversole. aged 75. died la Washington county. He was among the pio neers of southwest Missouri. School Building Burned. The Washington School building, in the northern part of Lamar, was de stroyed by fire. Loss, (10,000; insur ance, $4,300. No children Injured. On a Bad Charge. Alonzo Zane, of Kansas, City, Kas.. was arrested at Kansas City, charged with attempting to rob the Park bank at Parkville, Platte county. Church Burned. The Tabernacle Congregational church, at Joplin, was destroyed by fire, the other morning, and with it the dwelling of the pastor. Ob a Bad Charge. Joseph Trojoesky, a Polander, wai arrested in St Joseph on complaint of his wife, who claims that he attempted to poison their five children. Howell County's Wealth The total taxable wealth of Howell county, outside the railroads, is $3, 639,187. The assessors found $283,454 In money and notes. Aa Epidemic of Measles. There is an epidemlo of measles In St Joseph, which may soon compel the closing of the public and private school' in order to check it MISSOURI LEAD AND ZINC he State OenlewUt's rortheeaalaa; Be port Very Valuable) and Cossplet A Do fterlptloa of All the Important Deposit la Bach Conner. The report on the lead and sine ores of Missouri, which Stats Geologist Wlnslow is busily engaged upon, will be the most complete so far issued by the geological survey of the state. It will include a description of all the im portant deposits in each county of the state, accompanied by a discussion of the geology, of the mode of occurrence of the ores, their distribution, extent and origin. A chapter will also be included relating to the metalurgy of lead and sine ores, and to the manu factute and utilization of these metals in the artsr Brief descriptions of de posits of lead and zinc ores elsewhere will be included for comparative pur poses, as well as statistics of lead and zinc the world over. A full chapter will be devoted to the history of lead and zinc mining in Missouri, for which a great amount of original material has been collected. The following ta ble is extracted from this chapter. It presents for the first time a complete statement of the production of lead and zinc ores by counties, and will be of interest to many. If the approxi mate average values at $40 per ton for lead ore and (20 per ton for zinc ore be applied, it will be seen that the value of the state's output to date is over $00,000,000. Lead Ore. Net tons. Zinc Ore, COUNTY. Net tors. Barry Benton Ciimden Christian Cole Cooper CrawforU Dade Dnllas l-'ranklln Greene Jasper Jefferson Lawrence Madison Maries Miller Moniteau Morgan Newton Perry St. Francois .... Stc. Genevieve.. Saline Texas Washington Webster Wright lflO ISO 7cm B.iYll S,9iiO 1,200 2 500 :) !,() 2,141 401 13,020 'iVSOO K)0,MI7 31 ,RM 84,537 87.SSOI s.aon zrc.sti S7.0I4 2.1, SOS 14H.3UI 2.5.10 1 S.iMIO 8.M0 C9,tM 4 8II.4M 11,850 401) 10 00 158,043 28,612 "ifiMr.i 60 14,000 400 1.300 Totals. 1,043,44: 1,197,593 LUMBER MEN. Dealers of Missouri and Kansas Meet and Take Important Action Tha Officers Elected: The lumber dealers of Missouri and Kansas met at Kansas City a few days ago. A resolution proposed by a spe cial committee to determine the rights of wholesale dealers and settle ques tions of conflicting rights of lumber dealers was discussed for two hours and finally adopted. The organization includes both wholesale and retail dealers, and the object of the resolution was to protect thc retail dealers who are members of the association against those who are not, without injuring the wholesale dealers. The instructions as finally adopted are for the direction of wholesalers in deter mining the jurisdiction of retailers, those retailers who are not members of this association, and who order lumber shipped to any point where they do not own yards into the territory of b mem ber of this association, shall bs con sidered consumers at those points. To enlighten the wholesale dealer further as to the territory of members of this association making shipments in car load lots, to stations or switches where there is no member of this association, the dividing point shall be midway be tween themselves and the next nearest dealer. Uthcers for the coming year were elected as follows: President, R. T. Whaley, of Albany, Mo.; vice-president, E. M. Adams, of Mound City, Kas.; sec retary, J. L. Lane, of Kansas City; treasurer, Geo. D. Hope, of Kansas City. Directors E. M. Miner, Bethany, Mo.; R. J. Hurley, Butler, Mo.; Jesse Childs, Richmond, Mo.; L. D. Hope, Kansas City; J. II. Hatch, Seneca, Kas.; Frank Lanter, Olathe, Kas.; J. A. Nuttman, Tittsburg, Kas.; C. P. Ives, Baldwin City, Kas. Missouri Wlnter-Wb xt Miller. The Southwestern tVlnter-wheat Millers' association was .he outgrowth of the millers' convention held in Kan- sas City a few days ago. At a meeting 4i. -.nHt-4:AH or tne association resolutions were adopted authorizing the executive com mittee to fix the time and place of hold ing regular and special meetings; to suggest needed amendments to the by- laws and constitution and otherwise look after the interests of the associa tion. The executive committee decided to call the next meeting at Kansas City, on the second Tuesday in June of this year. It was agreed that Kansas City will be the headquarters of the associa tion. C. A. Young was elected treas urer of the association. Burned Perhaps Fatally. Wm. Quigley, a driver In the employ of the Waters-Pierce Oil Co. at St Louis, was badly burned the other day. Quigley delivered some gasoline at a business house, and naturally stepped up to the stove for the purpose of warming his hands. His clothes were saturated with the inflammable fluid and caught fire. In a moment the poor fellow was blazing from head to foot Ernest Hulser, one of the men in the place, showed great presence of mind by catching Quigley and throwing him bodily through tbe front door and into a snowdrift There he rolled him until the flames were extinguished. Quigley may die from his injuries. Tbe 8U Clair County Judge. Judges Lyons and Nevitt, of tha St Clair county court, who returned to the county jail in Kansas City, after a week spent at their homes, have been granted an indefinite release from imprison ment by Judge Philips, of the United States court They convinced Judge Philips that their presence in St Clair county was necessary, and he told them to go home and transact such county business as could be no longer deferred. When judge Philips decides they have been home sufficient time for the trans action of pressing county business be will order them to return to JaiL Burned to Death Mrs. Clara Casset, of 918 Mitchell avenue, St Joseph, while lighting a gasoline stove, was so badly burned the other day that death resulted from her injuries. Her clothes caught fire, and before assistance could arrive she was enveloped in flames. Her limbs and part of her body were burned in a frightful manner. She soon died. Madly Banted Rascalaa; Howes. The livery stable of Charles E. GilL at St Joseph, caught fire and was dam aged to the extent of $3,600. In rescn aa horsri Mr. QUI was badly inlaw. A CARNIVAL Of FIRE. lath, Me., 8w.pt fey a Terrible (ration Kntalllnt a to- f Half Mil lion Dollars Several Bloeka of Bns Balldlnas In Bul'i-enrelr of Water Make the right Afalnst the Flames m a Bard One, TtA-rit Mn.. Jan. 99. The most de structive fire tn this city for half a century swept away yesterday a large portion of the business section, block after block succumbing to the flattiesi and some of the best stores of the city were In a few hours reduced to ashes and valnable stocks destroyed. The loss Is placed at $500,000. The fire, apparently was a small af fair when discovered at 9 a. m. started in the stable in the rear of the Sagadaco block. The fire department responded promptly, when, to the amazement of the firemen and citizens, it was discovered that the waterworks was useless, a big break In the main line having occurred Saturday night, When the alarm was given from box 45 at the city hall the water pressure in the street mains was only fourteen pounds. A second alarm was turned in, sum moning three steamers which were set at the river, but before getting to work, the stable, where the fire started was in flames which was spreading on all sides. At the east of the stable and not three feet away was the Gran ite block, a four-story brick struct ure, fronting on Front street and occupied on the ground floor by a dry goods and carpet store. To this store the flames quickly spread. In a few minutes the Sagadaco house, contigu ous to the Granite block on the south; the Central house, next south of the stable; a large tenement on the west, nnd a large storehouse on the north were In flames. These buildings were on the north side of Center and the east side of Front street In less than an hour the fire crossed Front street attacking a wooden and then a brick block. On the Center-street side the firemen made a determined stand and saved the south side, but several blocks were badly scorched. Mayor Shaw sent away for aid half an hour after the fire started, Bruns wick responding with two hand en gines, Portland one steamer, Lewiston one steamer. The Brunswick firemen were the first to arrive by special train, which made the run of nine miles In twelve minutes. The run from Port land, thirty-five miles, was made in fifty -eight minutes, and from Lewiston in thirty minutes. The out-of-town fire engines were placed at the river, and were at work two hours after the fire started. It was nearly 8 o'clock before the fire was under control. To protect property that had been removed from stores near the fire and to clear the crowd of sight-seers from the streets, Mayor Shaw called out the militia Co. C of the Second regiment early, and subsequently the militia received orders from Gov. Cleaves to patrol the streets last night The fire swept away the Sagadaco block, con taining the largest hotel In the city; the Sagadaco bank, the Marine bank, book store,, drug store, clothing and barber shop; Granite block, occupied by the largest dry goods house In the city, Knight of Pythias hall, and a brokers' office; Union block occupied by a crockery store; Redmen's hall, drug store and an order of Foresters; Sav ings bank block, occupied by the Peo ples' savings bank, boot and shoe store, doctor's office, book bindery and edi torial rooms of the Bath Times; Full er's block, occupied by a drug store. saloon and lawyers' offices; Central block, in which were the Central hotel, two fruit stores and a barber shop. One block containing a cigar store nnd a book bindery, with dwelling on the second floor; a large tenement house, occupied by six families; one large stable and a large storehouse; Odd Fellows hall, Jackson's dry goods store; limes newspaper office and sev eral other firms were damaged by water. The total loss is estimated at $500, 000, on which there is about one-half insurance. An Important Meeting of Republican senator. Washington, Jan. SC. The majority oi tne repumiean senatorial committee met yesterday in the rooms of Senator Hale for the purpose of discussing the v,;iio f n .1 .n ! .-: t i. Dins ior me admission or the various territories to the union. The discussion was protracted, and when the meeting adjourned, the committee, it is said, had ' agreed upon its line of action only so ', far as the territory of Utah was con- I cerned. It was decided that no oppo- ' sition should be made to the admis- sioa of that territory, although there was a division of sentiment as to the wisdom of annexing it to the state of Nevada. It was agreed that owing to the enormous state that would thereby be created it would be inadvisable to sanction any proposition looking to the consolidation of New Mexico and Ari zona.but if they were admitted at all it should be as they are at present con stituted. Action in the case of those territories will be taken at a subse quent meeting. The committee also had up, in an in formal manner, the bill to repeal the federal elections law and while no ac tion was taken, it was nlainlv the sentiment of the members present that dilatory tactics should not be pursued, but as soon as the debate has ended, the bill should be permitted to come to a vote. French Occupation of Tbnboetoo Fart of a Colonisation Flan. Paris, Jan. 89. The Liberte pub lishes a letter from a soldier, of a Sou danese contingent who intimates, con trary to the official announcement, that the French occupation of Tim buctoo is part of the fixed colonization plan of which the ministers are fully informed. An official dispatch describes an at tack made by Touaregs on Marine Ensign Aube's party between Cabra and Timbuctoo, on December 28, Aube, the second mate and twenty-eight natives were killed. Dlaease In Kaw fork. New York, Jan. 88. There were re ported at the bureau of contagious dis eases in this city during the week end ing at noon yesterday, 62T eases of measels, 226 of diphtheria, 128 of scar let fever, 22 of smallpox, and 4 of typhoid fever. Measles is decreasing. To be Bavd by Economy. Rome, Jan. 27. Premier Crispi has prepared for the chamber a proposi tion to save by economy 7,000,000 lira in the military budget, 4,000,000 in tha marine budget, and 5,000,000 in tha budget for public works. S.ftoo from Tea A era. tT A. M. 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