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EPITOME OF TEE WEEK.
BRIEF NEWS SUMMARY FOR BUSY MEN, Oeaseased Telegraphic Report the Important Events of the Fart Week AU Oral the Wort. FOREIGN. Portugal's Cabinet has resigned because el a refusal ot the Cortes to approve its financial schemes. The young son of M. Bourgeois, Min ister of Justice of France, has been kid napped at Paris. Anarchists are sus pected. Deputy Zerdi, one ot the chief boodlers ot Italy, connected with the bank 'scan dais, followed Baron de Belnach's example and committed suicide. Spain has taken official action in the matter ot an American syndicate secur ing control of Santo Domingo and a pro teat may be forwarded to Washington. In the House of Commons at London, in reply to an Inquiry, it was stated that the British Government had received no official information from the United States In regard to Hawaii. Cases caused the death ot over a score of miners in Spanish cad mines. Gladstone's home rule bill for Ireland had its first reading in Parliament last night, and its second reading was set for March 13. Chancellor von Caprivl's speech in the Reichstag is believed to mark the rupture between the Government and the Con servatives. WASHINGTON. The trolley car has invaded the sacred precincts of Mount Vernon. Congressman Bland says the Sherman bond bill will be fought bitterly in the House. Secretary Kusk makes an elaborate de fenseof the appropriations and expendi tures of his department. There will be an unprecedented crush in Washington at the inauguration of Cleveland, and accommodations will be at a tremendous premium. Elegant apartments have been engaged at the Arlington as temporary quarters tor the families ef President elect Cleve land and Colonel Lanioat. Congressman Wilson, spoken of tor At torney General under Cleveland, says he does net aspire to the Cabinet honors. H is said that ex-Internal Revenue Collect or Miller.of Huntington, V. Va., Will succeed John W. M.iann nresant col lector. The Director of the Mint has submitted te Congress an interesting report on the production and coinage ot precious met- A futile effort has been made by con servatives on both sides of the silver question to reach a compromise. Mr. Carlisle is exorting himself to that end, but so far to no purpose. The pension appropriation bill has been passed. GENERAL DOMESTIC. Ozark, Mo., was raided by burglars Bunday night. At Allentown, Pa., a metorman's wife gave birth to quadruplets. The defense was opened In the Bona vides extradition trial at San Antonio. Governor McKinley's liabilities in the Youngstown, (U.) failure are said to be nearly 1100,000. Geerge W. Sechlenthaler,ef Blooming tea, 111., a noted conchologist, died in Ban Francisco. The long Senatorial deadlock in North Dakota has ended in the election ef Wm. H. Roach, a Democrat . Chas. Johnson, wanted fer the murder of Policeman Cox, ot Lomasce, Ky., was arrested at Princeton, Ky. A convention will be held at Wichita Falls, Tex., to organize Northwestern Texas for immigration work. Five men created a state of terror on a Missouri Pacific train between Bonnett's Mills and Sedalia, where they were ar rested. A young man obtained several, thou sand dollars at Ottumwa, Ie., and Gales burr nd Monmouth, 111., on forged deeds and abstracts. A sugar bounty of anywhere from 16, 000,000 to $12,000,000 annually is the bug nader the chip in the Hawaiian job, to say nothing -of ether manifold burdens that annexation ot the islands would Im pose on this Government. John C, Eno, the president ot the New York Seoond National Bank, who ab sconded in 1881, and was indicted for stealing $2,400,000, has returned and given himself up. , His bond was fixed at $20, f 000 and his trial set for March. The Reading Railroad Company, after wm wuii wu lis WVri UU . various changes, has gone into the hands f receivers. Chief Justioe Paxon.of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, . President MoLeod, of the Railroad Company, Uid BliBha Wilbur,ex-president ot the Lehlrh Valley branch, being appointed- . A ogul ng-mtrsxplidid Its boiler at Ftrt north, Tex., with terrlflo effect, killing one man and seriously Injuring several others. The heaviest snew in years is falling .. throughout $ho Upper Ohio Valley, "" k n New Yark, died from Jim Brown and Jeff as J Dick Harrison, all white young met,, the latter a boy of 15, whoso robberies have been terrorizing Alabama for a year, have teen put ia jail at Birmingham. A delegation of 200 cititrns of Kansas City left home for Jefferson City to urgs the defeat ot the Lyman official salary bilL. Judge Geo. 0. Rohrer is dead at Chilli cothe, Mo. Gov. Hogg.of Texas, vetoed a bill mak ing a new judicial district. The North Carolina branch ot the Far mers' Alliance will have its charter re pealed. Seymour Allen, alias Harrocks, alias Wilson, a notorious criminal, escaped from the Southern Illinois Penitentiary, George A. Jenks, of Pennsylvania, is now spoken of strongly for Attorney General iu Mr. Cleveland's Cabinet. ' At Helena, Ark., Dr. Overton Moore was shot and killed by Dr. C. R. Shinault, a rival, in a quarrel over a patient. Ed Sparks, a planter near Abilene, Tex. killed his neighbor, named Chandler, and surrendered to the Sheriff. The funeral of Judgs Scholfleld ot the Supreme Court of Illinois was attended by a large number of prominent jurists. Editors M. W. Connolly and L. W.Car mack, of Memphis, Tenn., are after each ot her, and they do say there will be a duel. Agent Brown of Pine Ridge Agency says the Indians desire peace and that the chief danger is from the effects ot wuisky on them. - The Senate in Arkansas debated a bill governing the election of Aldermen, and in the House the salaries of prhon of ficials were fixed. Two Kontuckians near Cat les burg, settled a grudge by fighting a duel with pistols. Both were killed. The wife of one of the men was present at the fight. At Newport, L. I., on the pillow of a sick child, hundre.ls of persons claim ti have seen the outline of a man's face in monk's head dress, side by side with feat ures of the patient. A visit to Terre Haute, the home of ex Secretary Thompson, by the committee investigating the American end of the Panama scandal iB likely, in order to hear the ex-Secretary's evidence. He is too ill to appear at Washington . Bradstreet's notes a general check to business owing to bad weather. Dun's Trade Review reports the week's business throughout the country as good. The decrease in the cotton crop for the season is nearly 2,000,000 bales under last season. The Arkansas House of Representa tives passed the bill preventing prefer ences in assignments. The Faulkenberg brothers, noted Whits Caps, in l'erry County, Indiana, have been cenvicted. Tennessee will abolish the convict lease system, build a new prison and work the men on State account. The jury in the McDonald will case re turned a verdict to the effect that the will was a forgery. Ten cars of merchandise and an engine were destroyed in a wreck on the Illinois Central at Kankakee. A general depression and nervousness is noted in stock dealings by Bradstreet's, due to the decision of the Government not to issue new bonds. Albert Wing pleaded guilty of murder at Louisville. At the instance of Judge Eaves, the father of the wife he killed, he was given a life sentence instead of the death penalty. J. Sterling Morton has been awarded the Agricultural portfolio by Mr. Cleve land. Judge Culberson of Texas is be lieved to have bean selected for the un assigned Attorney Generalship. News from Honolulu by steamships Belgic and Monowai is that all is quiet. The American flag still floats over Ha waii, and the sentiment in favoi of an nexation with the United States Is said to be growing. The- skeleton of James Knight, who was murdered 10 years ago at Crane Hill, Ala., has been found In the woods. THE MARKETS." NEW YORK. Cattle, t3.S0a5.00j Cotton, middling, 9K9Kc; Wheat, No. 2 red, 7i!75W: Corn, No. 3, 513lk: Oats. Mixed West. em, 35 36. ST. LOUIS. Cotton. Middling. OffiQt? rvttla choice steers $.5.0O5.15j medium, 12.72(3 4.86; Hogs, fair to select tS. 25(i$7. 75:Sheep, fair to choice it 804.60j Wheat, No. 2 red 68 68Ji; Corn, No. 2 mixed 42 42; Oats, mixed western 2930; Rye, No. 2, 6354: Butter, choice dairy. 1SJ 20; Eggs, fresh 2828. . - , . CHICAGO. J : : -! i ino, ouipping, w.surS3.t; . MOga, fair to choice S5.25iaH.B0: Klitum "'fair tn choice $4.5.00j Whea,'No. 2 red 73ft 74; Corn, No. 2-1241; Oats, mixed Western, qowSl. . A" KANSAS CITY. ' ' V' Cattle. ' ahlnninir atMN 1 V3it f Hogs, $3.50(37.85; Wheat, No. 2 red 66; Oats, mixed western, M. Electric Brevities. .. Connolly and Carmaok, the belligerent Memphis editors, cams to am amicable understanding and will fight no duel. Peaoa again reigns at the Kan sas oapitai, a compromise agreement having bean signed by both taotloaa, and all troops have bean withdrawn. --fha JflUure of a banking friend al ?n, involved Governor iUICl ' -to the ar"" " THE LEGISLATURE. Freeeedlnts of Miuouri's Senate and Honse of Representatives Jeffebson City, Feb. 15. Senate: The Senate convened with barely a quo rum present, owing to the absence ol two important committees. Mr. Weeks introduced a bill requiring eouaty roads to be worked by contract. Mr. Dunn introduced a bill requiring pharmacists to register in the county where they live. Under a suspension of the rules, Mr. O'Bannon introduced a bill repealing the present change ot venue laws in criminal cases, and enacting the laws of 1675. The following bills were passed: House bill adding Audrain county to the St. Louis Court of Appeals district. Senate bill to prevent the sale ot in toxicants to Indians or intoxicated per sons. Authorizing county schooT districts to levy 20c on the tlOO valuation lor road purposes. Adjourned till 10 a. m. to-morrow. . House: The following new bills were introduced: Mr. Coots: To prohibit both the man ufacture and sale of cigarettes within the State. Mr. Reynolds: A joint and concurrent resolution asking Congress to appropri' ate 25,000 for the construction of a bridge on the mail route at the crossing of Black : River, In Reynolds County. I House bills were taken up for third reading and passsage and disposed of as follows: j Requiring applicants for marriage ! license to tile a joint affidavit that they are of legal age and that their marriage is not prohibited by law in any respect. Passed. Jefferson City, Feb. 17 Senate: Mr. Stone introJuced a bill empowering pris oners convicted before the Court of Crim inal Correction of St. Louis to take ad vantage of the insolvent debtor act. Mr. Bradley introduced a bill to tax all , franchises. The House bill requiring the Railroad ' Commissioners to regulate the charges of express companies was reported favorably by the committee on Internal Improve ments, with an amendment striking out the emergency clause. On motion of Mr. Stephens the amendment was adopted. Senate bill modifying the anti-pool law so as to authorize the sale of pools on Eastern races while the same are in pro gress, was taken up for a third reading and defeated yeas 16 nays 14. At the afternoon session ot the Senate barely a quorum was present. Mr. Hines introduced a bill abolishirg the State Bureau of Geology and provid ; ing for transferring all the effects of the office to the Holla School of Mines and Metallurgy. Senate bill giving the Coroner of St. ' Louis an additional deputy was ordered engrossed. Mr. Rouner's bill for the taxation of merchandise accounts was engrossed. 'Adjourned till Monday at 2 o'clock p. m. House: Mr. Edwards introduced a bill requiring all persons sentenced to doath to be execut d in the Penitentiary. There was a wrangle lasting an hour over the arrangement of the House cal endar so that bills reported unfavorably may be called up for consideration. It was finally decided to give such measures a place on the calendar. House bill fixing the minimum price ofconvict labor under the contract sys tem at 60c per day was reported favorably. This is the measure introduced by Mr. Davis, of Buchanan County, a month ago. The Committee on Printing reported unfavorably the bill to relet the State printing contract In 1896. An effort was made to reconsider the vote by which House bill repealing the township organization laws was defeated, and pending debate on the same a recess was taken. At the afternoon session of the House the bill repealing the township organiza tion laws was reconsidered and passed. Other House measures were taken up for third reading and disposed of as follows: ' Empowering Circuit Judges to refuse to allow the elestion of a special judge When circumstances make It proper to do so. Passed. , Making it grand larceny to steal a hog overs months old. Lost. Exempting cities of 'he fourth class from the provisions of the Australian ballot law In muniolpal elections. Lost. Providing for the weighing of all grain Consigned to publio warehouses by the State grain Inspection .department. Passed. Amending the building association law o as to limit the number of shares to 10,000 and requiring half the stock to be subscribed before incorporation. Passed. Providing that in the redemption of tree or unborrowed building and loan association shares no mora than the lace value and premium shall be paid. Passed. Providing that when unpledged build ing and loan association sharac reaoh maturity all payment of dues shall cease. Passed.-; . - , i . .-. Recess till 7 p. m. ,-. ; i -,' ''" Tha House held a night session ia or dsr to give members Whose bills were reported unfavorably an bo beard. '"" MISSOURI NEWS. A great deal ot Interest is being mani fested in the coming convention of tha National Electric Light Assoeiatioa, Wblchoneets at St. Louis February 28, continuing In aession three days. Mat ters of very great Interest to both tha publio and the electric world will be con sidered at thia convention and for that reason the attendance will probably be larger than at any convention heretofore held. One important matter ia the com. plicated incandescent system and tha perfecting of arrangements for holding a meetiug at Chicago during the World's Fair. The Electric Club, which is mak ing arrangements tor entertaining the delegates, has issued a handsome invita tion to persans to be present at the lec ture and demonstration ot Nikola Tesla, the celebrated electrician. The lecture Will be one of the most important feat ures ot the convention and will take place on the evening of March 1, at the Exposition Muslo Hall. The audience will consist of representative business men of the city, and the leading electri cians of the United States. A Citizens' Reception Committee has been appointed, Which will have charge of the arrange ments for the entertaining of the dele gates, A complete programme has not as yet been arranged, but it is given out that the following will in all probability be followed out: On Tuesday evening, February 23, the delegates will visit the Missouri Electrio Light plant.and if pos sible the power plant of the Union Depot Railroad Company. Wednesday evening a reception to Mr. Nikola Teela. Thurs day evening a visit to tha Lindell and Belletontaine power plants. On Friday there will be an excursion on the Subur ban Railway to De Hodiamont and thence to the end of the line, giving the excur sionists a tour over the longest electrio railway in the world. Large delegations have announced that they would attend from New York, Chicago, Boston and all the large cities. The New Yore delegates will come on an "electric special," leaving New York via the Penn sylvania on Sunday, February 26 at noon, and arriving here Monday, February 27 at 5:3 J p. m. The nominating convention of the So cialist Labor party was held at Central Turner Hall St. Louis. There were about 200 people present. Mr. G. A. Hoehm presided, and Mr. Albert A. Sanderson acted as secretary. An entire city ticket was nominated, the candidates selected being submitted to the convention by the German and American sections of the party. Albert E. Sanderson, editor of a local labor paper, was unanimously nom inated for the Mayoralty; E. O. Schultz, of Journeyman Tailors' Union, No. ll.for President of the Board of Public Im- i provements; Max Stoeln, for President of the Hoard of Assessors; G. A. Hoehnj, President City Council; Gustav Eckhoff, lun berinan, Inspector Weights and Measures; Chas. F. Bechtold, Secretary Brewers' Union, Comptroller; J. A. Ken dall, Auditor; Herman Herminghaus, Register; August Pricstback, Treasurer; Wm. Schillig, Collector; S. Boiler, Mar shal and Henry Kallee, Henry Werdbs, G.Barricelli, Thos. 8. Walton, Jno. M. KobbandF. W. Steinmann, members City Council. Tha nominations to the House of Delegates will be left to the wards. Their platform embraces nine teen demands, the most important of which is that the city shall own and op erate all street railways, telephones, gas and electric light companies, the abolit tion of contract work, a classified civil service, and that the city shall employ all residents who cannot obtain employ ment from private sources. A mass-meeting was held in the Court house at Liberty to discuss the proposed Congressional legislation in reference to eliminating the free wagon road feature from the franchise of the railroad bridge across the Missouri River at Kansas City. The approaches and piers were built by the Winner regime about two years ago, when the company went Into a receiver's hands. The property was sold the first of the month to the Union Security Company ot New York, composed of the old Btock and bond holders. This-new company, immediately after buying in' the property, posted to Washington for the purpose of amending tha charter. The meeting was called to protest against the amendment and it dida' almost unanimously. Messrs. .Withers, Knout hoff. Morrow and Deneese,. ot Kansas City, spoke la favor of the amendment aid W. W. Morgan, of Kansas City, and Messrs. Sandusky, Dougherty, McClel land and Allen against. The courtroom was crowded and the sentiment waa al most unanimous against the change and a resolution to that effect was adopted. A. E. Aahbrook, of Kansas City, aecre -tary of the Illinois-Missouri Circuit, leased the Fair Grounds ia Marshall and arranged for a fair and race meeting the first week ia August. Tha track and grounds will be improved, and everything will be dona to make tha meeting a sue- oess. Oscar V. Florea, sob of tha ex-Bpeaker protein, of the House, waa married last I lBBU week in Stanberry to Miss Llnnla Bandera. '' From a latter of February 18, by J. E.. Lynch, 0 Char! WOMAN'S MINUTE. UM of tsut Hood Bubu4 BMiw au4 Walt- lie stood beside tha curbstone. - mute, impassive objeat ofp5rv' JhuidrMo' ' casting . . . . i curious ana sometimes sympauieuo stances at the sufferer, savs an, ex-' change, but not a man stirred a band to help the helpless. , - The wind whistled through the cold November air and he anWared' anew at each cruel blast. ' Men with fur-lined coats hurried past. Now and then one glanced at the spare frame and noted the be numbed fingers vainly endeavoring to make the ends of a collar meet around a thin neck, but never a nickel was proffered the miserable wretch. For a season the law'of hu manity seemed a dead letter. : Slowly the hands of the clock at the corner moved 'round the dial and still the shivering mortal held his po- D1L1UU vii cue UUI U . i . . At length a man passed who had apparently known the waiter on the curostone in oeuer days, lor in the glance he threw at him there was a start of recognition. " At first he .1 - 1 " 3 1 . . .. .... Beeiiieu iiiuuneu wgo on 1113 way, dot; a second look at the pale, tired iace compelled him to obey the better promptings of his heart. He stepped on one side and took the outcast kindly by the hand. "Why, Jack!" said he, "what are you doing here?" A tear fell from the eye of the wanderer and a wan smile stole over his face. "Bill, old man," he replied, wita a choking voice, "she's in there; she's she's shopping!" He pointed with a gesture of de spair to the window of the store in front of which he stood, where ladies' attire reigned supreme. "Poor boy!" "It's it's all right, Bill. She'll be back in a minute. She told me she would when she left me an hour ago." Bill's hand crossed his mouth in a suggestive way, but the hapless bene- resumed ni3 attitude oi patient wait in? on the curbstone. ,' No Cloud Without Rain. A very curious fact is that a cloud Is always raining. Even in summer, when the cloud over our heads is white, the drops are falling from it. But they are very small and they evaporate before they reach the earth. In evaporating they pass from the cloud-particle stage to the haze-particle stage; from saturation to simple condensation; or the dry dust parti cles on which the condensation takes place may be left perfectly dry. It is a general truth that when a cloud is formed it begins to rain. The minute particles f water come iown in millions. .The distance they fall depends on their size. If the air the cloud rests on is dry and warm they do not g . far. If it is chilly they collect ii? masses and form drops of rain that reach the earth. Longman's Magazine. Feter Gruber's Unique Garb. Peter Gruber, the Rattlesnake King, of Venaugo county, has mad the most unique costume any man ever wore.. It consists of coat, vest, trousers, hat, shoes and shjrt, and is made entirely of the skins of rattle snakes. Seven hundred snakes, all caught and skinned by Gruber during the past five years, provided the material for this novel postume. To preserve the flexibility of the skins to the greatest possible degree, the snakes he 09 ile were skinned alive, first being mai unconscious by chloroform. They were . then tanned-' by a method peculiar to Graber, and are as soft and elastic as woolen goods. The different articles for this outfit were made by Oil City tailors, shoe makers and hatters, and the costume is valued at fl.OOO. New York Sun. Quite I.!k Patagonia 1 , An unusual spectacle "was observed on . Riverside drive. New York. 1 A nark nolinemari shot a. bull that was running amuck, and sent for the . keepers of the menagerie to cart away the carcass of the animal. In- the meantime residents in the vicini ty came with butcher knives p buckets, carved up the beast and ( ried the meat off to their homes. AU Walked oa Their Toes. During 1770 French women shoes with very pointed toes and h 'lender heels. In 1789, the year revolution, an abundance or jron many won c many patches and vmi'- con8ld,