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THE CAPE GIRARDEAU DEMOCRAT.
ft :7J BEX II. ADAMS, Publisher. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1891. VOL. XV.-NO. 49. TmorEMiow OKPfc B. D. EVUELMANM. ;nTi.EY AT LAW AND CITY RECORDER I ' Office at it or on Harmony Street, CAPE CIRARDEAU. MO. & S. HARRIS, Physician and Surgeon Office In irr of Trirkfy'g Vruw Store, eornei r lDdfptndnrf mod Spanish streets. Cap tjirardeau. 5Spec:al -ttcrUioa fivem U SurKerj and D.seaes of Fem Uc. H. A. ASTHOLZ. 8ecrtpy Buildinf and Loan Association. NOTARY PUBLIC. Secretary Boutnatern PI t riot AgTinar turs. Society. Oihce, C-mrc-houM. Do Your Insurance Business In a company whose record In the past la uarantee for Uis future. Insure la the HOME, OF SEW YORK, LEO DOYLH, Agent, Ko. Si North Mela Street, Cape Glrard. Mhveuri. spin. N. WICIITERICII, Cape Girardeau. - Ma Agent Tor ihi following Reliable Companies : Franklin Mutual, of St. Louis. t'itiziMin' I.-i-tiranct C'rt'iipjinjr, Pt. Louie. Spr.n ftel 1 Insurance C-miMr, Spring Held, Mu-t. ' n.rw arc three of thr- betand most rellaMe eomjmiiit-s in tlie country. dec.ft. CONRAD KEEIPE, Dealer to DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES, Ne (rnodn recIve'l weekly, Groceriee e rnvefie-h. Mora co ner of fountain and Harmony Streets. nov.2. CHRIST. KRUECER, BUTCHER. Shoft m Main street, one loor south of tl.t Pn-woit llmi-.--. AH km Is oi r rosh Merit nnd 8ansr.a at ruvH-n hau l. Ix-.ivery waon run cwr mom I u. JtilyjeV E. I). EXGELMA3X, Dealer In Iliieir, Dry (Ms AND- GROCERIES. No. XJ Harmony Street, CAFE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI r. W. VOGT. Dealers in Independi-i e Cnpft CZIrardoan, Stivet. Mo. TKntlrc now Block, the latest tmproTod and best i n 'in(f an. I 1b-a -ne ' t ve In the mar ket. All kinds of. Job o k done in the bet manner and at moderate pric ROOFINC AND CUTTERINC A 9(ecia!ty and work f.iarant-cJ first -claa. Mechanical and Surftlcal tones ail Mais of work In hit line, and g oar ante ail w irk dore Ofllee at n-sidi-nrc, corner Harmooy and Lnrtm-cr Streets. EDW. S. LILLY Dsu'eri la HARDWARE, Iron and Steel, ApiiM Implemsnls, Etc., Elc. Agent! or the . HAZARD POWDER COMPANY. Dealera supplied at Wholesale Price. 37 and 39 Main Street, CAPE GIRARDEAU. MO. RIDER i WICUTERICiii DRUGGISTS ! North Main Strret, A full ana eompieta Una of Draffs. Patent Medicine, Pertumery, Toilet Article, StftUonery, Notions, EU In Crrmanjr more than i:i.000 mar ried women nrk in shops and factories. IritiN last year l.tVOO.OOO miles of postal servi.-v were aidctl to the general M'sti-m in this euntrv. Unci.e Sam. who ivports -v.onjMm.000 invcvlt-U in fltftrieal mju-hin-ry, tshouM ncithiT sit in darkness nr have rheumatism. IIukat Kuitain's national debt amounts at prcsri.t to SJ. MjO.0j. It is more than four times as lare as the debt of the I'liitic) States. iKi.An'Ai:K stimats her peaeh crop at 7.K)U.fKtn l.nvUets. The .at.- fn st may ileen-:i the sijv of the ItasUel, but the i:umitr will remain the same. Is Atlanta Mary .lane h n"y .Inlia Ann Ade!i.i ."rune s Fedora E'ia Maria Quit Tut It I-'ant Morrison t!ie abbreri ated apiH'llation of one of the colured belles. Thk :i;;rrrr,r.iti wealth of the I'nited States i nearly sixty times what it was sixty years uo. when the figures were Sl.inHijKm.iHH,. ou- they are SYV200, QW.HW. It is rather funny that the govern ments of Knrope have stn-nt so mtieh money preparing for war. that not um of them is now able financially to enter ujoii active hostilities. In the MK'iety of the lied Cross a spe cial arelneohi-ieal department is form ing, the mission of which will tie to prevent the vandal'istic destruction of old monuments ami works of art in time of war. 1 k H m A N v has stnnethinr a trrvat deal worse than American pork. It is the faet that at least two million of her husbands and fathers are working? for w aj?es which average less than ?l.'tj per year, and wajfes nr. ffUix ilm'D in stead of tip Mies. Ai.mika t.iM'KK. mother of It-arid 1;. Loeke . .Ytrttlt'iiiii V. Nashyh who has .,.. l:vin? in jwiverty and iiiisvry in a small bouse in Wheeling?. V. Va.. has lHHn grranted a (-iision on account of her late husband. Nathan. ! Locke, bavin-? served in the war of Is pi, In a house in Law rence. Mass,, are a mtmlier nf interest in? relics of a;i old- time Itostonian. with several year- re-on!s of the Koston ptst olliee. The latter date back to lsn-j. and show the enriiiiis fact that lbcii ten letters ns cciveil in a single day was t rMM, Mail. w hile cm some days but one incoming? letter was recorded. The entire pnJ action of the precious. s-mi-preios stones and rua.iH-ntal minerals in the I'nuVd States during? the year I was l-s.M7. Of this amount sr:;.K." was ag?uti.cd and perized wood, 'i.'o't turijUois stones, and ?lt.(MMt uart l:amoiids to the value of .l.MV,.7I'i were cut chirin:? the vcar in the tajndarv works in New York and Massachusetts. It is little thing? of life th:t tax one's nerves tin st. as a stalwart youth of Leavenworth. Kan., found when he accepted a wa?er that lie eoiiid not stand a ipiart of water dropped ititohis open hanl tlrop by drop from a heigrht of thnf fvt. liefore live hundrctl drops had fallen into his hand he almost cried with pain and said he hail enoitgrh. After a little wati r liad fall.-n each drop seemed t crush his hand, and a blister in the center of it was the re sult. KkI'I.ky. the tin-tor man. explains the latest cause of delay, as follows: I am making? a syn:path:-t:e harness for the polar terrestrial force lirst. by exciting? the sympathetic concordant force that exists in the corpuscular interstitial domain, which is concord ant to it: and. second, after the con cordance is established, by neg?ati.ing the thirds, sixths anil ninths of this concordance, thereby inducing? hij?h velocities with g?reat power ly inter mittent negration. as associated w ith the dominant thirds ' A c-oiiK saw. intended for lioringrout barrels from solid loys. was recently romnlettHl at Taunton. Mass.. for a I enmnaiiv in Lacrosse. !.: 'I'he s.nr is made of wroug?ht iron, cylindrical in shape, and i-tcel cutter teeth arc dis tributed about itsedj?e. It was expected that the saw would cut a barrel per minute, and during? a trial of the lirst machine a core 1U'4 inches in diameter and:!.1 inches bmg? was liorcd out in thirty seconds. A mill for the manu facture of barrels by these machines is to Ik built in Louisiana. A nkw pedairo-ical imliistry has arisen. In San Kranei-eo. according? to the Alta. then an a numlier of teach ors of American who command (?hhI prices. Koreig?ners who have lteen tang?ht Kn?lish in the schools of their native land find themselves completely at sea on their arrival hen, and many of them who can afford it employ teach ers to instruct them in learning? the peeudar idioms employed by the Amer icans. The localisms, especially, they find most perplexing? to master, and the teacher must le well up on all the mannerisms and slang expressions ol the clay. An interesting? incident in connection with President Harrison's visit to At lanta was his meeting? with Mr. tieore Cook, an elderly gentleman and a well known piano manufacturer of I lost on. The frramlfather of Mr. t ook was the ('apt. Cook who saved the life of (ten. William Henry Harrison fnun the In dians at the battle of Tippecanoe. Mr. Cook and Mrs..Cook had lccn spending; a few days with Cov. KtiUock, and on invitation of Mayor Hemphill went up the mad to meet the president. The meeting? of the two g?ray-haired g?rand sons was very cordial, and they en joyed a pleasant chut. In a little lo;? house near Weasncrs ville. Pa., live four wealthy and aped bachelor brothers who are veritable women-haters. They an ltcnjamin, Michael. Nathan ami Samuel Knnkcl, respectively eig?hty, seventy-one, seven ty and sixty-one years old. They own a valuable farm and have $4(i.0:H) out at interest, but still they do all their own farm work and housework unaided, and will not consent to employ a woman in any capacity or have any association whatever with the g?entlcrsex. Two sis ters formerly lived with them, but are now dead. They shunned mob as their brothers do women, and never married. Gbatifikii with the success of the London-Paris telephone, the London electrical papers are talking of a tele phone between the I'nited States and Great Britain. It is believed that the mechanical difficulties may be overcome. Epitome of the eek. INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION. FSOM WASHINGTON. Tun troaty between Spain am! the T'nittsl Statvs stipulates that nal. pi'troh'iiru and machinery shall be ail niittctl free into Cuba anl Pnrto Kieii. awl that the present luty on Hour be retluee I one-half in exchange for the free admission into the I'nited States of sugar, coffee and eoeoa. Tiik vice president of I'em has ar rived in Washinjjton to ne?tiate for closer trade relations In-twet-n the I'nited States and his country. Tiik rn-nsion ofiici' statement shows that durintf the month of April there v.-ere issued .M.41.' insion eertilieates. the lirst payments on whirh ajrre piteil SS.N74.si:.. Anoi ii::i: lett-r on the IJelirin sa question has licen written to Sir Julian 1'anneefote by Secretary l:laine in whteh the claims of Knrland are r uteil. ami Mr. I'.lainc wants to know if Kntfland t':;n exercise exclusive control in an open sea- why the I'nited States cannot do the same. At the annual incetin;? of the Ameii can Medical association in Washinrton Ir. f. II. Mary, of Uoston, was elected jiresiilcnt. The assteiation .titiuned coii-rss to create a new cabinet oflieer t U' called the secretary of public health. Tiik business failure in the I'nited States iluriiir the seven days ended on the sth numbered J4-; ajfainst J.V the precetliiijy week and 'Jr.t for the ctn-re-spondin week last year. Tiik exchansres at the leading clear-inr-hir.ses in the I'nited States dur hi? the week ended on the Mth a'tfi-ejrate!! 1.2.v..:;is.:i4(i. ajramst l.i.vv.iiTi"l:i the previmis w-k. As compared with the corresponding week of li-. tiie decrease amounted to 4.W. THE EAST. 1'i.asiks b'stroyeil the entire lumber district of Niw Vork. covering seven acn's. eausi!ir a loss of Sl.oou::. A i: nk namcH harles.l. P'ckinvu. of Tnel lo. ol.. who said he had a mis sion to kill .lay tloulil. was arrested in .New Vork. At its mcctiiiff in Pittsburgh. I "a., the National assciation of muchitiKts decided to exclude ueifrm's from the orirnni.atiiu. A iiKKii::xry of ST.'i.fMto was found in the accounts of the late liiifus Prince, of Turner. Me. He was the trustee of ninety-live states ON the Ttll people were out slei'liin :;t Norfolk. Conn. Tiik nomination of .lames :. P.taine for president is advocated by the New York Herald. Ix the treasury of the l!ay St.lte Shi. l'asteniiijr t'ompany at Nashsia N. II.. a shortage of s47.(l U was discovered. The board of health of Massaehns.'tts n iHirts seventeen deaths from hydn phobia the past year, the highest num ber ever nvstnled. lx Philadelphia the Spring Cardcii national bank clos.'d its ih.trs. The bank's deosits were ?i.lKM.lci,l. Nkai: Austin, Pa., a fonst fir.- de stroyed ;;.ii;Ki.onii feet of logs and lll.ll.ll cords of bark, liesides in mi'.e. of tram railroad. I'iiani is II. l.KooKTr v Co.. whole sale griKs-rs in New York, suffered a loss of S4 :;i.i:m) by tin-. Tiik failure was reported of thel'rcon Pacific Tea Company of New York. The company did business in teas, eof ees and groceries, and had nineTy-tive branches in different states. At Halcton. Pa.. Mrs. Donnelly, aged lio years, committed suicid.' by netting lire to her lied. She fcaro 1 sh w as to lie sent to the poorhoo-. WEST AND SOUTH. I Nebraska John M. Thayer has re sumed the othce of governor and has reapMiinted all the republican office holders dejiosed by Mr. liovd. C. Puuikk's four children who left Kast Tarns. Mich., in an open liat and who were supiosed to lie drowned reached Port Austin in safety. A: explosion of gas in the O-ean mine at Clark.-sbnrg. W. Va.. kill-d four miners and several others were badly hurt. Passkxokr trains on the Pan-Handle collided at Tuscarawas. O.. alii l. l.ong-neckcr was kill-d and C. II. lingers, i;. K. Marvin and Otto Miller iv-re fatally injured. Wll.l.IAM WniollTMAX. while remov ing wheat from his barn for market near Middletown. Ind.. found in the grain an tdd nicketlNMik containing H I..MI0 in gold coin ami paper citrren ey. How the money came there wa a mystery. W. C. Woonrouii y.ent !." hours and 45 minutes w ithout closing his eyes in a sleep-fasting contest in San Francis co, breaking the previous record of 114 hours anil "l minutes. AT Marinette. Wis., the safe of the iron works w as broken open by burg lars and robbed of ?;.0:);l. Ax Indian woman living in poor county. Wis.. Mrs. Angelica Pear, is said to 1m- I'M years old. Tiik Chilian insurgents' vessel Itata when she sailed from San Hiego (Cal.l harlior carried awav Deputy Marshal Spaulding. ivhr was put off at Pallast point and returned to that city, lie re ported that the vessel was a well-armed privateer. Fl.A MKs" destroyed the planing mills, warehouses and uiiiler yard of Schroth .t Ahrens at Winona. Minn. Loss, $100.0(10. A mktkor passed over the. Victor (Tex.) region, finally exphxling with a noise like the report of a big cannon. tlx the sth six persons committed sui cide in Chicago and six others were kilhd in accidents. llv the burning of August Ilauntz inan's barn at Manson. la., twenty val uable horses were cremated. 1 x ( hieago a fire made thirteen fam ilies homeless. F. A. Wai.sh Jfc Co.'s tinwar.- manu factory in Milwaukee w-a burned, the loss lM-inp.el.-i0.00u. Ix San Francisco a shook of earth quake shook buildings quite severely. Tiik railivay shops of the Santa Fe road were burned at (Jalvcston. Tex., causing a loss of SI03.000. LmiiTSixo killed two children, affed 13 and 10. of Mrs. Susan llardwick, re siding near Little Kock, Ark. Mrs. ;eoroe Hkxxktt. of Ottumwa, la., was burned to death. She was standing by a bonfire when her cloth ing caught fire. At scores of points in the upper pe ninsnla of Michigan forest fires were burning on the 8th and heavy damage was reported. Several farmhouses and other buildings were burned. In Wis consin fires were raging all through the northern portion of the state, doing immense damage, and in Minnesota a wide area had been burned over, te village of St. Loois ln-iny entirely swept a ct. At Indianapolis. IncL. Minnift Whit taker, agiil 15 years, committed mi: cide liecausc her father had been :,ent to prison. Miss .iKxxir: Trri'Ki: was burned to death in Chicago by a gasoline explo sion and M iss Clara Peng met a like fate from burning alcohol. Tiik failure of the Western Farm Mortgage Companj' of AlHrde'n. S. li . with a Capital of ?::J.i)J0, was an nouncsl. At Marshall. Mo.. William Price was hanged for assaulting Miss Alice Ninas who later committed suicide rather than testify at the trial. Ix Michigan the villages of Walker Tille. Koxville and Murley were de stroyed by forest tires, ami at other points many Incises and barns were burned and millions of feet of timber were reduced to ashes. Ix a quarrel with his wife James K. Stewart, a miner at Mansfield. (.., threw a lig'itiil lamp at her and she was burtie-1 to death. Ix the National league the pen-en t agesof the baseball clus forth? week ended on the :tli were: ( hicago. .i'ii'i'i: 1 trj . ,t, .ilia: Cleveland, .."''.i:: New York. ..":'.:.: Pittsburgh. .4.M!: Philadel phia, .4::-: lirooklyn. ": Cincinnati. .::ii The percentages of cnbs in the Aiiieri-an assfK-iation were: Coston. .i.i."i: Kaltimore. .TiV.-: St. l.otiis. ..;; Louisville. ..'::.: Coliuilnis, t4l: Cinciit rati. .t.'s; Athletic, .4ii:: Washington, The monument at the center of pop ulation of the I'nited Stat-s SO miles east of Columbus. linL, was unveiled at 1 p. in. on the mth. and the event will go into history as tin- second of the kind in the past hundred years, the first lieing in lsio. and the place miles wot of Washingt n. I), t'. A r l.ogansport. Ind.. Martin (Jriner shot and killed his mistress. Mrs. Anna Kcir.tcr. and then ki!l--d himself. I-'i.amks at Manning. la., destroyed almost the entire business portion of the city. I.iss. S ;.'i.U.i:. Till: loss of the steamer l.vey Lowe in tin- straits of Juan de I'uea with tiltv-tive coheiists on l-iKird was re Nrteil. The party left Taeoma April -'1 to settle on land near the Ciic-taln-a river. At Ottawa. 111., Charles Ford was hanged for the murder of Huvid Moore in June, is'.ni. Uoicr:i:r Knms barn was burned near Knthven. In., and a loy and ten horses perished ill the llames. Iliwix llrxi AX and bis l-r-.ther Wil liam, of I ayti.n. .. were instantly killed by a passi ngi-r train on the "llig Four" road at Kast Cuuiniiiisville. O. Ox the Santa Fe road a stock train was wrecked near Trinidad, N. M.. and :a;ii head of cattle and four mcu w-.-ro kill.d. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Ix Fl'ironee. Italy. Wiilia:u Ja-.-ques. an American from Newton. Mass.. was set upon l y a mob and his daughter, win was with hial. was severely in jured by stones thrown by tin- mob. A i:k-, oi.i TioN i:v movement was in progress in Costa Iliea. and the presi dent had declared a state of siege and suspended pi r-onal guarantees. Ai h si.y the hilian insurgent warship Ulan o Fncalada was blown up in Caldera bay by two torpedo cruiser, and Is of the crew were drowned. In a mine explosion at Saarbruekeii. Prussia, eig'it pen.' uis wen- killed and seven were i;ijnre:l. Yo!ionM. advices state that a baad of Tonqiiin pirates were surprised oy I reneli troops while escorting sixty-sevi-Ti native women over the Chinese frontier and eight of the kidnapers were killed. It was stated that the Italian gov erment was aliont to addn-ss a cin-nlar to tin- Kuropean powers submitting the eoiMbiet of tin- 1'niteil States goyern ment in the New Orleans affair to their judgment. Fl.AVMS destroyed MX bliK-ks of buildings at AMiston. ont. They con tained six hot -Is. forty-live stores twenty-live r.'sidehees. the post office, market buildings and the tire hall. I'llil: de.troved a bonded wan-house at llott r lam! the loss being .l.-j:.!MHI0. In France tin census shows an in crease in popn'at ion of los.Oan yearly, as compared with an increase of 4:;.i,0-jil ycai-iy in Germany. Afti i: a si rike of several weeks oura i n at the brickyards of F. N. Davis .t Son. of Denver. Col., the proprietors vith live negr-s arnied wilh ilonble barreied shotgi;ns hi-avily charged with buckshots, started for the yards, on the 11th. with the avowed intention of lK-g:nn'nig work or dying in the at tempt. 'I hey were met on the way by a crowd of strikers who barred their way and refused to letthein pass The determined men c.jiencd fin- at close range on the strikers, several of whom were fatally and many severely in jured, of the fatally injured one died soon after the shooting occurred. Tin: mangled remains of a young man (snpiosed to have been Samuel Itright, on his way to Herman. Mo., to marry a Miss Wendell.) wen- found on the New York Central railmad track a few miles west of Sehneetady. on the Itth. A letter was found ill his pocket giving the willing consent of the girl's father to the union, notwithstanding the young suitor's poverty. Tiik supreme court of the I'nited States has affirmed the order of the New York cireuit court denying writs of haln-as corpus in the cases of the prisoners Woods and .lugigo. now- in Sing Sing prison under sentence of death by electrocution. Maj. P. II. Dowxixo, collector of the port of San Pedro, Cal . di-d on the Ilth. Mr. Downing is the fourth col lector under the present administration who has tli-d when just entering upon the duties of his ofllee. Kioiit men were killed and twenty five injured by an explosion in the forchold of the P.ritish tank steamship Tancarville, while undergoing repairs at Newport, Kr.gland. on the Iflth. HlxoAitiAN enip reports show that ry. oats, barley and feedingstuffshave suffered greatly liecause of the heat which has recently prevailed. There is a fair average wheat enp. Phemifr Fiei.iiino. of Nova Scotia, estimates the expenditures of the prov ince at SCV7T.000. or S50.000 in excess of the receipts. Of this expenditure S100, 000 is for interest charges. Three men were killed and thirteen injured in a collision letween two sec tions of a log train at Shepherd, Slich.. on the night of the 10th. Tiik luuilier dealers of Xew York city declared a lockout, on the lltn, and the men thus thrown ont of work numlier aliont lii.00!). Peace has been established in H3n duras. nnj the revolutionary movem rnt started at Amupal by Domingo Vh qnr is St "1 T"i- M SSOURI STATE NtrVS. A Foal Plot DiiK-loird. Tan Elliott, Luther Mobcrly an.) Joseph Howard, the young men charged with the sensational attempt on the life of Emmet Wells, a prominent poli tician and merchant at Rushville, lluch anan county, on the night of April 24 last, were given a preliminary examina tion the other day at St. Joseph, and held to the grand jury in the sum of S1.000 each. The testimony of the prosecution developed a plot to kill Wells rob his store during the excite ment, cross the river to the Kansas side and go to Mexico. The testimony to this effect was a le'ter written by young Elliott from St. Joseph to his sweetheart, Jennie Allison, who lives at Knshville. Wells went home earlier than usual on the night of the shoot ing and the plot miscarried, the fact that he was seen at all by the young men appearing to have been an acci dent. -HlMoiirr. st.tr i-rbt. The lioard of fund commissioners which was established by an act of the last legislature, recently purchased SMO.0O0 Missouri state ::' ,-per-cent. bonds. SSOO.000 of which are not due until September and SJHUW0 not due until Novcmlier. The treasurer for wanled his check for same to New York the other day. I!y this purchase the lioaii! saved for the state aliout imo in excess of interest that would have lieen realized if the money had remained in the state depositories On January I, lsai. the bonded debt of the state was S..V.000. On March 15 ?(l"i0,000 of this was paid off, and with the S510.000 just pnrehased leaves the debt of the state in interest-liearing bonds ST,:;7:i,ooo. The last report of the treasurer showed there was on hand to his credit. May I, over S2,. ooo.uoo. It 'ot to Light a ilv. The superintendent of city lightingof St. Louis submits the following com parative statement of the cost of light ing the streets and alleys of that city for the past live years: Year mildl April. ss: SSsS.wt (is Yeur led April. ' ' ' Year enile.1 April. Zlijit 7-i Year railed April, is-o :s..ii:i r,l Year ended April. P-d 211.11 41 During the year ended April, ls'Jl, there was an increase of 11:1 miles of streets illuminated over the mileage of any previous year. Hctsonrl supreme llvision 'o- 3. The following cireular letter hat lieen issued by Henry W. Ewing. clerk of the supreme court: OFFICE OF TIIK CLF.ItK OF TIIF. SM'ltr.MK CorKT IMvi-inn No. 2 will resume call of its docket on Tuesday. June 1, l:il. lii-jrinnins ilh "second call." ease V. .VI7-. or.-jinally s. t for lr:duy. April 2s. Calling the iloeket i sel lor each day unlil all cases ou tile 9i com! cr.ll an- lieanl. lic-peclfiilly. IlKMIV W. hw IMi, Clerk. No WfMider lie Sans. I'atriek McCain-, a night watchman, was found in St. Louis early the other morning singing an lliliemian lullaby. He was slightly intoxicated, and. when taken to the Third district suli-station and searched. ?J.W0 was found on his person. W hen sober his money was re turned and In- was allowed to go home. That Had I'ai-r. The St. Louis mining exchange di rectors have il-siidcd to swear out a warrant charging Page McPherson with emU-7.7.lcmeiit. McPherson was one of the leading society young men of St. Louis who recently skipped, leaving many friends to mourn. A MiirlTM- Hrntk for Mhrrtr. At Kansas City Jeff Hughes colored, who kicked his wife to death, was found guilty of manslaughter and sen tenced to five years in the penitentiary. While on the way from tin- court house to jail he attempted to escape, and was shot, but not fatally. tVH from a Train. Philin Kamin. a butcher fnra Xew Richmond, O., fell from a Missouri Pa cific west-lKiund passenger train near Dresden, Pettis county, fracturing his right leg and wrist, shattering his left knee cap and possibly injuring himself internally. A Thieving Mall Clerk. Lew-is I.atte, a mail clerk employed in the transfer office at the union depot, Kansas City, was arrested a few days ago while abstracting money from a registered letter, lie confessed. He is Ulieved to have stolen at least SC.iiuo. Accidentally Killeil. Warner Meyers, aged 1-v was accident ally killed near Kockport. Warner anil his cousin, (ireelj- Mann, were cleaning a gun. when the weapon was accident ally discharged, almost tearing the un fortunate young man's head off. Knd or a AYrctclieil Life. Eliza Wells Brt years died in a cell at the St. Louis Four courts a few night ago. She had led a degraded life, and when taken to prison only a few hours liefore her death she was in a drunken condition. Alwaya Tarn tin" the Fire. Mrs. Fannie Fcinla-rg. of St. Louis, attempted to till a -rasidine stove with one of the burners lighted. There was an explosion, and the unfortunate woman died in a few hours in terrible agony. A New Bridge. A syndicate has lieen organized to build a ?1,000.000 bridge across the Mis sissippi at Canindelet. the southern suburb of St. Louis Failed to Agree. At Trenton the jury in the case of Joseph A. Howell, charged with mur dering Mrs. Minnie Hall and four chil dren, near Jtrookfield, failed to agree. Appointed County Surrejor. John C. Slavin has been appointed surveyor of Pettis eonnty. by Gov. Francis, to fill the vacancy caused by the death oi James C. Johnson. Naturalization l-apera Annuled. The I'nited States circuit court at St. Louis has annuled the naturalization papers in seventy cases The franchises were secured through fraud Uied lum HI Injnrle. At St. Joseph Christian Bowers stepped in front of a street car and was run over, being bo badly injured that In died in a short time. A Tearful Accident. In St. Louis the other day a 10-year-old son of Dr. Ilaus Bremer was run down by an electric motor car and fear fully injured. Killed by a Falling l imb. George Godfrey, aged 1, son of a prominent farmer near Lamar, was killed by a falling- limb, while chopping iownatito. MILLIONS ABLAZE. ForeM Fire of rapreeedeated Extent mat ' le.lrnetlTenetul Raging In ortbera , M irbigan Million of Acre Ablaze and the l-eople Helplesa to Star tbe Mareb of tbe Destroyer. Detroit, Mich., May 10. A fire is raging in the upper central counties of ' the lower peninsula the like of which was never before known. The flames reach almost without a break from Mason county, on Lake Michigan, to Iosco county, on Lake Huron, with the forests of Lake, Osceola, Clare, Glad win, Ogemaw and Alcona, where Gen eral Alger owns large interests all ablaze. A fire of scarcely less magnitude ex ists in the upper peninsula. The in cline of the Iluluth, South Shore A At lantic railroad, through Marquette, Houghton. Baraga and Ontanagon coun ties is in the path of the flames. Two railmad bridges have already gone on the line, and the telegraph lines are in bad shape. Fears are entertained that the fire will reach the town of Meredith in Clay county. Tail township, in losca-ieounty, is also in danger. Friday night the flames swept into Oscoda and burned out ?-.'00.000 worth of pnH-rty. Two honses and 7,000.000 feet of lumber wera burned. Great apprehension is felt at An Sa ble. An appeal for help has l-een sent to Alpena. It is feared the city will 1 swept away if the wind shifts Mil lions of acres of pine are burning. Lt niNiiTox, Mich., May 11. Walker ville. a small town in Ocean county, the terminus of Butler ,fc Peters logging camp, was almost totally de stroyed by forest fires Saturday after noon. The hotel, stores livery barn, saloons blackmith shops and all but a few dwellings went up in smoke. Five hundred thousind hanlwood logs were also burned. Fires are raging in the woods over the country and doing in calculable damage. Kitziiiger's mill at Free Soil was also destroyed by forest fires GitANr. Kai-iiis. Mich., May 11. The Chicago & West Michigan station at j r-iiieios. near iniu i iimii, s or - stmyed by forest fires Satunlay after noon. Eighteen Chicago & West Mich igan freight cars were burned at Lilley, on the Chicago ,fc West M ichigan. and -J,-000.000 feet of logs owned by Dnnshern, Bolindcr & Co., of Muskegon, were de stmved Saturday afternoon. FALSE AND RIDICULOUS. The Assertion that No Sane Person Ha F.ver Keen rnlawfullr Imprisoned in an Insane Asylum fomliatted hy tlie Sec retary nf the Anti-Kitiiiapiiig League of Near York. New York, May 10. The anti-kid-napiug league's lawyer. Mr. Alliert Bach, will ti-inorrow publish a canl re plying to the statement of the national convention of the insane asylum super intendents at Washington, I). C, that no sane person has ever been unlaw fully imprisoned in an asylum. M-. Bach denounces the statement as false and ridiculous and cites the cases of Mrs Clarissa C. Lathnip. au thor of --ecret Institutions" and Miss Anna E. Dickinson, both of whom, he says are shown by the record, to have Wen imprisoned without any legal au thority, and that of Mrs Harriet E. Beach, wife of the editor of the Scien tific American, who has just been re leased from Bloomingdalc asylum on a halieas corpus obtained by the anti kidnaping league and adjudged by the court to lie entirely sane, as Mrs La thnip previously was Mr. Bach says hundn-d of such cases are on record: that the league is in pos session of evidence that many persons are unlawfully confned in the very asylums whose superintendents deny that such a thing had ever hapiened. and that they are investigating these cases He states that in another case the league has pos itively ascertained that the physician who consigned a lady to an asylum cer tified that she was insane without ever having seen her, and that the league have called the attention of the author- ties to flic matter anil are working to have this physician indicted and pun ished. EXPLOSION AT A FIRE. Lavtre Numlier of Chicago Firemen Severely Injured by an Kzplosinn of Chemicals. Ciiicaoo. May II. Several firemen and memliers of the fire insurance patrol were badly burned. Satunlay afternoon, by au explosion of chemicals in the basement fif a dyeing establish ment at 4: North Clark street. An alarm of fire was turned in. a blaze ol a minor character having started among the garments liNisely strewn about the place. As soon as the firemen got tc the scene a dozen of them descended the stairs. Nobody warned them of the dangerous character of the chemicals stored there. No sooner had they all got well into the room than a loud ex plosion was heanl. and a moment later, the bystanders were horrified to seethe poor fellows run wildly for the open air, with hairless faces blistered features and clothes almost burned from their bodies The names of the fire insurance pa trol men injured are: Frank Lit; fatally; Capt. O'Neill, John Ruane. W. Aekle and Geo. Fnrnal. all seriously. The firemen injured are: Assistant Fire Marshal Musham: Capt. James Thorn, Lawrence Stafford. Truckman Byan. and two firemen, and two truck men, names not ascertained. No par ticular damage was done to the store ot building. 4n Inmate or the Milwankee Soldier' Home Found Murdered. Milwaukee, May 11. Henry Aul fus an iumate of the soldiers' home, was missel from that institution Saturday evening. Shortly after noon yestenlay his body was found in Honey creek, about four miles from the home. Several deep gashes were found on his head, and his hands and feet were tied with a stout rope. It is supposed he was murdered and then thrown into the creek. He was a member of com pany K, Twenty-eighth Ohio, and about 55 years of age. No motive for the crime is known. No Truth in the Report. Mocnt Pleasant, Pa., May 10. Re ports having reached Gov. Pattison that the coke operators weie keeping their men in the mines without letting them come to the surface, and in some cases that the men were chained to prevent them from leaving the mines, Gov. Pat tison yesterday morning sent Adjt Gen. McClelland here to make an in vestigation. In company with a numt ber of labor officials the adjutant-general visited the different mines, and after a thorough investigation reported to Gov. Pattison that there was not word of truth iq the arDMlional r port WARNING TO ROYALTY. I Rerolntlon Impending la Belgium tbat May tira the Train Leading to I bo Throne of Other Koropeaa Nation The liight or Mankind a Again rriTilrged Classen Mast be Asserted. LoxiMix, May 11. Thirty-eight suf frage meetings were held jiestcrday in Brussels and other cities of Belgium, and the attendance numbered hundreds of thousands Many of the speeches made were of the most violent char acter, the speakers urging that the working people must at any hiizard assert their right to a share in the gov emmenL The upper classes were warned that their oliffan-hy was ap proaching a close, and nothing short of universal suffrage, pmmptly granted, would W likely to avert a revolution. A socialist orator in Brussels asserted that the day was not far distant when myalty would lie brought down as it had lK-cn brought down by the French revolution and that the bayonets em ployed to prop up thrones would be turned against those who sat on thrones The utterances were enthusi astically cheered. At Ghent, where the suffrage agita tion has heretofore lieen comparatively undemonstrative, the people assembled in thousands and in such a threatening manner as to call for the interference :if tiie military and police to prevent rioting. In Antwerp, Ghent, Liege and t'harleroi. as well as lirnssels the gar risons were kept ready for instant ser vice, and the police were reinforced by gendarmes The miners on strike assembled as on May-day, but without any serious exhibition of violence. The utmost anxiety is felt by the a-n thorities as to the future, and it is said that both king and cabinet favor ample concessions on the suffrage issue as a means of placating the working classes. The majority of parliament is how ever, still stubbornly opposed to the surrender of the powers and privileges which the upper onlers in Belgium have so long possessed exclusively, and the farthest they are willing to go is to place the suffrage within reach of the lesser tax payers still excluding the vast majority of the workingmcn. In England and Germany the situa tion is viewed with equal anxiety, and it is felt that the agitation is favorable to Frani-e. and that the socialist ele ment would rise en masse in behalf of France in the event of a war. THE GREATEST OF ALL. From l-resent Indication, the World" Fair at Chicago will F--lipse All Previous F.thlliitlnns of Similar Character Tho Porrign Interest in the Enterprise llotlt VWilcMircad and Untlin-laslle Oor South American sister Will be Well Repre sented. Wasiiinc-.tox. May li The World's Columbian exposition at Chicago bids fair to lie the greatest exhibition ever held in any country; greater even than the Paris exposition of ls9. Advices already received at thebureanof Amer ican republics here attest a remarKauie and astonishing interest in the exposi tion on the part, not only of the South American republics but of continental Europe and China and Japan as well. Every country on this continent south of the I'nited States from Mexico to the Argentine republic has been heanl from, nml are making great preparations to place exhibits at Chicago. In Europe. Great Britain has already appointed a commission, with the Prince of Wales at the head of it to prepare a wonderful exhibit for the fair. The linssian government has set apart two millions and a half, and leading merehants anil manufacturers of Strauslierg and Moscow are pledged for as much more, for the purpose of sending here the greatest, most diversi fied anil novel exhibit ever col lected by a single government. Ger many will lie present with a wonder ful display, and France lias given as surance of bringing a great exhibit On this continent Mexico will prob ably lead her sister republics in size Riiii diversity of display, and has appro priated $1,000,000 to do so. Mexico, Colombia. Guatemala, Salvador and Costa Kica w ill erect their own build ings at the fair.and Barbadoes Jamaica and the other British West India islands propose to place their exhibit in a typi cal building which they will erect to la- called "The West Indian Court." Although the oH-ning of the exposition is two years hence, tlie assurances are uvniplcte for one of the greatest exhi bitions the world has ever seen. THE RUSSIAN J EWS. Novel t;ronnd Set Forth for Their Fs pnlsion from the Kealois or the Czar - Their Fecundity I Too Creat. Loximix, May II. A plausible state ment has been published defending on a novel ground Kussian persecution of the Jews It is to the. effect that at the rate of increase of Jewish families, i-ompared with the increase of the Rus sians proper, the empire, in the course of a few generations would lie mainly Jewish, and the orthodox subjects of the czar would be in a hopeless minor- I itv. i A St. Petersburg letter says that the ' ,. A:. am ,a,ulrl,,r tin miKl oli&iinlev- cuses everywhere for the persecution of the .lews One of the reports sttrtetl at Kieff .vas that there had been a mysterious disappearance of several Russian children, and that the children were kidnaped by the Jews for the punioses of sacrifice. It was even alleged that the calcined bones of a victim had la-en found. The stones were readily believed by the more ignorant, and had much to do with the cruel treatment of emigrant Jews by the populace. Fifty-Five Colonist Lost oa 4 Foundered Vessel. Misneaisiijs Minn.. May 11. A spe cial to the Tribune from Taeoma, Wash., says: The steamer Lucy Lowe has foundered in the straits of Juan de Fuca. with fifty-five colonists on board. The part v. numbering fifty-six, left Ta eoma April 21. to settle on land near i the mouth of the Guestahes river, but I were lieaten back by high seas and be came short of food. John X. Grant of Taeoma. tlie only survivor, returned ! here Satunlay. He believes the entire party has been lost A search party is being fitted out Successful Train Knbberjr at Wharton, Oklahoma. Gt-THRIE, Okia.. May 11. The south bound train on the Santa Fe road was held up Satunlay night about 11:30 o'clock bv five masked men. The gang is supposed to have been the notorious Dal ton boys who have been seen in this neighborhood recently. They boarded the train at Wharton, and de tached the engine and express car. and then proceeded two miles south and robbed the express car of all the money it contained. It is believed tna, tno amount stolen i not very large. Th pt9Tj'.ri w oru not rooit4. A DESPERATE AFFAIR. Bloody Fight Betweea Strikers aad ! Tnloa Btirkaaaaer at Denver, Cot One Maa KlUed aad Several Weuded. Sev eral Fatally storlea or the ABkdr aa Told by Some of the Participants. Denver, CoL, May 11 A desperate fight took place in the City park at 10 a. m. yesterday between F. N. Davis, and E. D. Davis (white) and John White, Tom Davis, E. Farri, J. W. Smith and James Blackburn (colored) on one side, and some fifty or more strikers on the other. Two men were fatally shot and about twelve others wounded more or less seriously. The fight which was at close range, was brought about by the brickmakers' strike which has been in progress at tbe Davis yanls for several weeks past Yestenlay morning F. X. Davis and son. the proprietors of the brick yards, and five negroes armed with double-barreled shotguns heavily loaded with buckshot started for the yanls with the avowed intention of beginning work or dying in the attempt As they were Bearing the yards a party of strikers, headed by Frank Sarber, appeared and asked that they be allowed to talk to the men who were going to work. Davis replied that the men did not want to talk and onlered the strikers to allow his men to pass This the strikers would not do, and Davis and his son and five men opened fire on the strikers. Thomas Kelly, was shot in the small of the back and died two hours later. The more serious ly injured are: John Kidenour. shot in the back.f atally wonnded;Frank Snrber shot in the right arm. necessitating amputation: may die: Bert Brown, shot in the right arm; S. II. Paal. shot in the left shoulder: Jack Garnet shot in the side: W. J. Shamnte, shot in the fore head and in the shoulder; Sam Farrar. shot in the legs; Pete Nolan, shot in the arm: B. O'Brien and William Dick son both shot in the head and side. A numlier of others are known to have been hit but fled from the scene before their names or the extent of their injuries were learned. Immediately after the firing began the strikers ran. except those who were too Wily hurt to get away, and Davis with his men proceeded to the yards, where they surrendered to an officer and were locked up. Immediately after the shooting a I'nited lress reporter arrived on the scene of the trouble and fonnd a large crowd of men there, being attracted by the shooting. A number of the strik ers who had at first fled from the scene hail returned, but some were away hav ing their wounds attended to. Thomas Kelly was lying on the ground breathing painfully and evi dently dying. Beside him was his sis ter, a girl abont 14 years of age, almost crazed with grief and moaning most piteously. Before he was too far gone to speak. Kelly stated that F. X. Davis was the man who shot him. He then fell back fainting and could say no more in reference to the affair. Kelly was not a striker, and only went to the place out of mere curiosity. John Ridenonr. who was also mor tally wounded, was taken to the Sis ters' hospital, where he now lies in lying condition. W. J. Shamnte, who was injured. said: "We were sitting under the trees when Davis and his men came up with heir guns on their arms. Mr. Snrber ail: 'Mr. Davis we would like to talk to these men." Davis replied: Get ont of this we want no talking; ind immediately shouted -Fire' and mntied his gun at the strikers. hen poor Ridenonr fell, yonng Davis shot urn again after he was down. All of the men who were present at the time corroborated the story of shamnte. F. X. Davis was seen at police head- inarters and said: "I shot to kdl and don't deny it This morning I goi some men and started out to my yards. We stopped at the gate of City park ind loaded our guns and started across the park to where my yanls are located. liefore we had gone far we saw a lot of men running across the park, and when we got near the yards the strik ers blocked the road. Frank Surher was in the lead and said he would like to talk to the men. I told him they lid not want to talk and onlered them to g t out of the way. Snrber then said: '-Boys every man grab a gun. They then rushed on ns throwing stones and shouting. I told my men to fire and shoot to kill. The men abont the park say that in addition to the men who jvere shot two little lioys who were crossing the park at the time were hit by a stray shot but neither was fatally hurt DARING SAFE ROBBERY. The Cashier Knocked In the Head aaa the Kulldlag rirea. lliou.s-c.ii.vi Ala Mat 11 C. II. Russell, cashier of the Georgia Pacific freight office was at worn wnn n books last night in the office. The safe was opened but the building was locked. The watchman in charge of the building was the only other per son in the place. Shortly liefore 11 o'clock the watch man heard Rnssell screaming and 1-t.shed to his assistance. He found him near the safe, robbers having knocked him in the head, robbed the safe and set fire to the papers. The nre naa gained too much headway for the watchman to successfully fight it so he carried Russell to the street and gave the alarm. The building was gutted and a large amount of freight de stroyed. Commanded t tioao Their Pool Kooams. Covinoton, Ky., May 12. In answer to the motion of the commonwealth for an abatement of the pool rooms in this city. Judge Perkins yesterday issued the following order: The defendant I commanded to cease bet ting or lufleriiig or pennitting person to aascmtile nd bet on horses In the house named in the Indictment and proof, and h will be committed to Jail until the order Is obeyed. Tbeberl will execute thi order. This applies to every pool-room pro prietor in the city, even to McDonald, who came into court Saturday and paid his fine of S200. Several of them yes terday morning gave bond for an ap- peal. Arrived at Their Detloatha. Tacoha. Wash.. May 12. A report reached here late yesterday afternoon that the party of colonist on the steamer Lucy Lowe, reported wnrecked In the straits of Juan de Fuca, arrived at their destination yesterday morning, after many hardships. Dr. Craves Arrive la Deaver. Dejveb, CoL, May 19.-Dr. Thatehet Graves arrived here Sunday night so companied by his wife and Mr. Conrad, son-in-law of Mrs. Barnaby. Detec tive Hanseom also srriYetl on, the aairnj s- jWraawrgeg