Newspaper Page Text
THE CAPE GIRARDEAU DEMOCRAT!
$ BEY If. ADAMS, Publisher. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1891. VOL. XV.-NO.-oO. rOrEMlQltA, SABD. E U EVUELMAN.Y. ATTORNEY AT LAW CITY" RECOTiDER Omc ai shr on narmunj Street, CAPE CiRARDEAU. MO. S. S. HARRIS. Physician and Surgeon Office fn ivar of Tnrkry Drug Store, cornet rat lnl"t ml -n-f ami Spanish Street. Cap 'HiritiilHau. tT Sp-a:. ftttntma fiTCS t .turnery anJ Ji.seiiKb of Females. H. A. ASTHOLZ. Bertflr7 Itulldinraad Loan AsMcfsUoa. NOTARY PUBLIC. eecrctarr 8Dutna-tern Wnrict Agrical tarsi bociety. O.Dce, Court bout. J to. Do Your Insurance Business In a company whom record In th. part to luuwniv im 'G lumre. IHBUIV in ISO HOME, OF SEW YORK. LEO DOYLH, Agent, Ko. as North. x!n Street, Cape Oirarnea, - epia. n. wiCHTEmcn, Gaps Girardeau, - Ma Agent for Ih? following UeHahle Companies : Franklin Mutual, of Pt, Loul. riii-ii' Jiiuirmuf Vm party. St. I,onl. 8i-r.nfi.'U I'iguronco Cuui,aoy, bpiinr Acid, M ii . Tliw ar'ltrccf thr b "stand most rfllRit 0omptiu in the country. decA CONRAD KEMPE. Dealer in DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES, lie fr""lB rrclvM mer-kly. OrtKtrie 3-mn,- fieh. More to. nor of Fountntn and Uaruiuuy Sircia. nuv.4. CHRIST. KRUECER, BUTCHER, fhff. on Main strict, one door south of t) AH kiii-fr-tol r'rli Menu nn'I Sana-ice hi iij'ji on liuti'l. In-livery wiioo run ovcrf oiornlui. , julyJft, E. I). EXUELMANN, Dealer In Iliieiy, Dry Goods AND GROCERIES. No. too Harmony Street, CAFE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI. F. W. VOGT, Independent j Stitjet, Capo Girardeau, Mo. Kntirr new stock, the latftt tmprove.1 and bet t 'okinir and Ifea'inu tuvo In thf niiir kt. All kmil of Job Vo-k done in the be! manner and at moderate pries. ROOFINC AND CUTTERINC A spacialtj and work guaranteed flrst-clas. ATDOLPH TJTST," Mechanics! and Surgical DEJNTTIST lmes ail kinds of work In his line, and f nar Ante ail w rk dor.e. Office at resilience, corner Hannonj and Lfiriinier Street. EDW. S.LILLY Dealer, In HARDWARE, Iron and Steel, WcuM Implemsnls, E(c, Etc. Agents of the HAZARD POWDER COMPANY. Dealer, rappllod at Wholeaa., Price. 37 and 39 Main Street, CAFE GIRARDEAU, MO. RIDEiTi WlCHTERlcil, DRUGGISTS ! North Main Strret. A full and complete Hn. of Draffs, Patent Medicines, Perfumery, Toilet Article, Stationery, Notions, EUv reaenpttona eiumtaU i WW Orop.r.E Francis Tbaih it due in New York July 4. returning from his second trip around the worhL Roiikht Shaw, of Brooklyn. N. Y., owns the old pun witlt which Israel i'utiiam shot the wolf. Hon. Horack Cusiux. successor to Senator Reagan, resigned, will lie the first native Texan to sit in the United States senate. Nkxt fall a gentleman fifly-thrce years of age will enter the class" of 94 of I'rineeton college. During the eivil war he was a sophomore in that instttu tion, but left it to fight for his country. SoMKTiiixi like 200,000 oil wells have been drilled in the I'nited States since the discovery of petroleum, which at an average cost of 82,000. which is very low, gives a total expenditure of 8400, 000.000. A max in Arkansas has, after two years of litigation, been acquitted of the charge of killing his ncighlior's pig. It has cost the stale 85.000, the accused 8'l.iwo ami the time of over 100 wit nesses. The pig was valued at S3.50. ,H kks Victoria has signified hn willingness to nav Prince Alliert debts, amounting to 81.500.000. She, however, stipulates that none of the money shall pass through his hands. However pleasing a gentleman he is, the queen doesn't regard him a good financier. A nil in Kentucky has recovered five hundred dollars damages from a steam boat company for naming a boat after her without asking her permission, and they must rename the lioaL She took offense at the marine item stating that 'Kittie Marshal took the lower chute an:! run her nose into a plantation. Tills is the latest opinion promul gated by Col. Ingcrsoll: "There will never lie a really great civilization un til women enjoy the same rights as do the men. The highest ambition of any man is to win the love of some noble girl, and the highest ambition of any good girl must be to win the love of some good man. Ax American ptrl in Paris, writing to a friend in this country, says: penerjUy manajred to make onr French tindoJstiHid enough to order what we wanted. Utit the rub came when pupa wanted some mustard. We asked for it in r'rench, Italian anil Spanish, but all to no pnrprs- till inamtna raid: .Mustard, you idiot.' h, mustard,' said the waiter in utter contempt; 'why didn't you sav so before?" Tiik New York Tribune says that the forest fires raging in different parts of the country carry a stern warning of what may happen if we continue to neglect measures for their prevention. The destruction is enormous. In the census year of ISM) more than lO.OOO.(HK) acres were burned over in the I'nited States and over $J."i.ooo.ooo worth of property was consumed. With proper precautions nearly all this might have been saved. Tiik internal revenue receipts of the I'nited States for the first nine months of the current fiscal year are prcater by 7,000.000 than for the same time twelve months previously, and considerably in excess of the estimates. If tiie same rate lie kept up to the end the receipts of the fiscal year will ex ceed ftiro,ooo.000 for the first time in twr decades. For the year ended with last .lime the total was $ 142. MiO, 000, against ri:tO,MOO,ooo for lsi. The greatest diving feat ever achieved was in moving the cargo of the ship Tape Horn, wrecked off the coast of South America, when a diver named Hooper made seven descents to a depth of two hundred and one feet, and at one time remained under water forty-two minutes. Sielte states the greatest depth to which a man has ever descended to lie two hundred and font feet, equivalent to a pressure of eighty eight and one-half pounds per square inch. Prof. Joskimi Lkidv, of Philadelphia, and his brother. Ir. Philip Leidy, be queathed their brains to the Anthropo metric society, of which the professor was a founder. "The brains of the two brothers," a Philadelphia news paper tells ns, 'were of the same weight to a fraction of a grain. I loth were noticeably 1m1ow the normal size. confirming the deiiiction of anatomists that quality of tissues ratherdhan quan tity distinguishes the valuable brain from the ignorant. Thk net profits for the last five years of the principal firm engaged in manufacturing chewing gum are said to le Si.V,7:J.Y:;i. These figures do not exactly speak for themselves but they are uncommonly suggestive. Think ol the miintier of human jaws that the stuff which produced this large sum has set in profitless motion, oft times, too, to the annoyance of unwilling wit nesses. The chewing-gum habit is far from licing a survival of the fittest. Nunc physiciai.4 claim a therapeutic value for chewing gum, but, like the application of a blister, its use ought to be entirely private. It is not surprising to find that a man of such kind impulses as Ilishop-clect It rooks should liecome the victim ol misplaced benevolence. While walk ing up Kcacon street in Jtoston one evening he was attracted to a boy whe was trying in vain to pull the door-bell of a house. Advancing to the door. Dr. It rooks seized the liell-knoo. The ur chin, whose eves followed the move ments of the "big man, retreated meanwhile to the bottom of the steps. tiiving the lieu a vigorous pull, the em inent divine turned to the urchin, whe shouted: "Now scoot!" and ran, leaving him to make his escape as best he could. Mftft. John It. ton r.H. whose deatb was an mm need recently, was the sec ond wife of the great temperance apos tle. 1 hey were married at Worcester November 24, She was a woman of strong New England character. In his early struggles it was her faith and struggles that held Mr. Hough up, and in later years her constant care and wifely devotion had much to do with his ability to perform his work. In the town of ItoylUon, the home of the fam ily for the last thirty or more years, Mrs. iiough was held in the highest es teem. In the church and social life of the town bhe wielded a great influence. Rev. James McMahox, of New York city, who recently gave $500,000 worth of real estate to the Roman Catholic university at Washington, is perhaps the richest priest in this country, his wea.lh being the result of judicious in- jjcetmenta in real estate Epitome of the Week. INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION. FROM WASHINGTON. Comix exports from the I'nited State durinj? April air;rrefrnted 417.171 lialfR. valued at $'.o,5tiii.j7?. against 20MiJ bales, valued at SlO,i;-,'4.:.V, in April, lVl A umiskix by Attitrnry Cleneral Miller say that foreign exhibitors at the world's fair at 'hie-ago ran bring skilled lalNirers to Mt up and operate machinery or exhibits. This stati-stieian of the department of agriculture shows in his report an in ereaM" since April of last year of more than UK) per cent, in the price of corn and oats, and oO per cent, and more in wheat. Thk total value of the exports of domestic mineral oils from the I'nited States during the month of April was fci,WvJ.V.r. The value of 1 ef and hog exports for April was P3.2iM.7tl. Aftkk twenty-three years of life the Evening Oitie, of Washington, has sus pended. Till-: business failures in the I'nited States (hiring the seven days ended on the 1Mb numbered j:-7 against Jli the preceding week and il for the corre sponding week last year. A wmr of error has teen ivsued by Justice Itrcwer. of the I'nited States supreme court, in th'- Nebraska contest ed governorship case. It was estimated by the internal revenue department that the amount of whisky manufactured in the I'nited States during the present year will be l:M.fMr0.0i0 gallons, luring -VOoimkh) gal lons more than was produced in the I'nited States in any previous year of its history. Tin: design for the new two-dollar eertitieates prepared to prevent a repe tition in counterfeiting the old has been approved by Secretary Foster. The vignette of the late Secretary Windom adorns the center of the note. 1"i:kiih nt IIai:i:isox and his party, who left Washington April 14. reached home airain at f:::0 p. m. on the Kith. The p:rty traveled over 10.000 miles and the president delivered 140 speeches during the tour. Tiik exchanges at the lending clear ing-honses in the I'nite-l Mates dtirin? ' the week ended on the lHh aggregate 1 ! si.i;s.iKi.7!tii. against tl.-,'.v;.:;s.:;m the ! previous week. As compare 1 with the corresponding week of JVJJ the decrease amounted to 17.1. THE EAST. Kl!:K destroyed the steamers to-orge l'olicrts. Kagle and Twilight at Pitts burgh. A tktitiox has !een prepared by the Ni-v. York I'tiioll l.fague clu'i to be i-.'u'ated among ri'i.ens throughout the country. ri-g;i;i'le.-.. of part allilia tioiis, asking eonress to pass laws that will protect this country from the tide of undesirable Ki T&'oean immigrants. Fi.ami:- in the old 'Sailors ex- : change" building in New York caused ! a loss of SIIKI.II'.IO. Tiik American IliMn society cele brated its seventy-fifth anniversary at New York. It was believe 1 that over 100 persons had perisheri in fmvst Arcs in the vicin ity of Austin. Pa. Till: firm of A. Levy .- Ilroe., wholesale dealers in boys' clothing in New York, has failed for S:vvi.mn. Iv session at Phila le'phiu the su preme council of fathMie Knights if Ami-riea favored exclusion from mem liership of persons addicted to ardent spirits. Tin: wholesale drug firm of Mac kiMwn. Tower. Kllis A ".. in Philadel phia, has failed. The house was estate lished in t;m i:v an exphision of gas in a sewer in a stn-et in New York six men were probably fatally burned. Anoi r loo undesirable immigrants have been debarred from landing by the inspectors at New York since April I. Tiik Hamburg-American line steamer Knerst llismarck eclipsed all maiden voyages and made the unsurpassed rec ord of 0 davs 14 hours and 1 minutes from Southampton to New Y'ork. In a hardware store at I.inesville, Pa., an explosion of gasoline started a conflagration that destroyed half a dozen stores and several dwellings. Loss, $100,000. I!v the capsizing of alsiat Mrs. Susan Pasctie. aged -4 years, her infant son fhri-.topher and .Miss Mary arr. f Philadelphia, were drowned in the Schuylkill river. Tiikkk men were killed by escaping gas in the Worcester ( Mass. I gas works. WEST AND SOUTH. Krar Salem. Ore., four members of the family of Adam H. Sconce were buried side by side, all having died of la grippe within a few hours of each other. M Ai iacF. I.OPATKC KI. a Russian exile, now a resident of Taeoma. Wash., has fallen heir to f 10.000,000 by the death of an uncle in Russia. In five counties of Michigan the loss es by forest tires vere estimated at SJ, OOO.noo. Hundreds of families in the state were destitute and many persons were suffering from severe burns. KoitKUT IM'KI-:, a Montmorency coun ty (Mich 1 farmer, lost his home by Jorest fires and two of his children per ishciL Fiftv citizens of New Orhans ap pointed to investigate the matter of the existence of secret societies or bands of oath-Uuind assassins reported ninety four assassinations by Italians and Sicilians in the nast few years, and rec ommended as the only remedy the en tire prohibition of immigration from Sicily and lower Italy to this country. On the 15th inches 1- of snow fell at Sherman. Wyo., the highest point on the I'nion Pacific road. In the wheat fields of sonth central Kansas the Hessian fly has made its ap pearance in great nnmliers. Tiik death of Kev. Walter L. Huff man occurred as Peru. Ind.. aged Tii yerrs. lluring his ministry of fifty-four years he officiated at 1,.'00 weddings and 1..00 funerals. I)K. i. 11- Homi: killed Adam and Sitt Hatlev at Atkins, Ark., the result of a family feud. Home said he had three more llatleys to kill. At Trenton. Ca., Reuben Moore, a negro 21 years old. was hanged for the murder of Henry Slade, a colored com panion, on June 24 last. Some bricks fell from a new building at ltirmingham. Ala., among a group of school children, killing one and in juring four. A gamri.kr named .Turden at Dem ersville. Mont., who had killed a ranch er for four dollars, was lynched by citr izens. At the democratic state convention in Lout -ville John Young Ilrown was nominated for governor of Kentucky. The percentages of the baseball clubs in the National league for the week ended on the Iiith wen-: C hicago. .M6; ltoston. 571: Philadelphia, .54-"; Pitts burgh, ..Vj::: Cleveland. .500: iimuklyn. .4.'4: Ne-.v York. .4-"; Cincinnati, .:;is. The K-rceniagcs of clubs in the Ameri can a?-Mciation were: Coston. .73:!; Ital timore. .i'ii': St. Louis. .!;: Athletic, .4!: Louisville. .470: Cincinnati. .424; Columbus, ,:is7; Washington, -OX Wiiii.k out driving tieorge Walker, of Helena. Mont., and his wife were struck by lightning and lith fatally hurt. At Siol;anc. Wash., Prof. W. T. Htmntrce. an amateur teronaut, fell from a balloon and was killed. Tiik mayor of New Orleans informed some Italians engaged in a race war that he intended to put an end to the disturbances even if it became neces sary to wipe every one of them from the face of the earth. Tiik sheriff of Valencia county. N. M.. reports over 2.000 people homeless in his county, their homes and crops having lieen destroyed by floods. In Chicago Joseph llallagan and James Sullivan, young men, stabbed each other fatally in a fight. Fl.Ai:s on the 10th destroyed thirty five squares in the heart of Muskegon, Mich. The fire started in a livery stable, and when at last the conflagra tion ended projierty valued at nearly a million dollars had vanished and hun dreds of persons were homeless. Tiik supreme council of the I'nited Order of 1'ailwaj- Kmploves met in Chi cago and did not approve the grievance of the switchmen on the Northwestern road. At San Antonio John F. Morrison, one of the liest-known criminal law yers of Texas, while temporarily insane shot and killed his wifeand then killed himself. Tnt: three children of Abraham Newman, of Haw-kinsville. tta.. were drowned, Mr. Newman, while drunk, driving over an embankment into the river. At Missouri Valley. Ta., a ear loaded with cattle took tire ami Itefore it could be e.t jigu'.shed the animals were cre mated. Kn::: destroyed the west side of the public stjuarc at Princeton, Mo., five business blocks being bnrneiL Loss, f i oo.ii io. 1 1 KI'K a FTl'R the Stantlard Oil Com pany will pump no Ohio wells on Sun day! IfKoKoK .Ionks and William Panics, two farmers living near Ardraore, 1. T-. killed each other in a fight. At K..Mi. N. M., artesian well liorers encountered at a depth of IV) feet a stratum of pure salt which proved to v 40 feet thick. At La Monte. Mo., an incendiary caused th" ilest ruction of the business portion of the town. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Thk lu.:aii government was expell ing all the Jews living lieyond the Caspian sea. At Havana. Cuba, a workman rode a horse into the bay to give him a bath, when a shark seized the man. pulled him from the horse's back and de voured him. Pi:i:un u Krwxi said in the Italian chnmlicrof deputies that the New Or leans affair was simply a legal ques tion, and that the departure of Fara from Washington had Ik-ch ordered as a protest against the action of the I'lrtcd stales. Ji.uN Srixsov his two sons, his hired man and his housekeeper have l:een found guilty at Rochester. Out., of counterfeiting American silver coin. In Terni, Italy, sixteen anarchists were arrested who had in their posses sion plans to pillage and destroy with dynamite banks factories and other property. In Russia nineteen workingmen were drow ned in the Dnieper river, the boat in which they were cmliarkcd being run into by a steamer. Loitsts wero again devastating Al geria. A caravan of Morocco traversed through swarms of locusts for thirty- two days. Tiik Irish National league of flreat Pritain passed a resolution at New castle declaring that Mr. Parnell was morally ami jiolitically unfit for a posi tion of trust. Skiai.ists made an attempt to mob Henry M. Stanley, the African explor er, in Shcflield. Kng. LATER. A ri: i i from Washington, of the IMh. says the hint was aecidently dropped by a high naval official that ourcfforls to capture the Itata have embittered the insurgents toward ns. and that the American inbves!1; at Iiiiqne. the insurgents headquarters, are constantly in ilaiiirer. This ac counts for the hasty inobiliz :tion of an American fleet in that hartior. Tiik London press make piquant comments on the illness id Mr. l'L.ine. The Chronicle, in diseussing the presi dential jwissibilitie:. says: "Mr. Harri son, as a protectionist pure and s:m le, opposes Mr. I'luinc's policy of ree!p.-oc-ity. and that while on his tour he en ileavored to lake credit for the first fruits of this policy, is mist signifi cant." A si-kciai. from Vienna says a mar riage has liecn arranged lietween the czarowitz ami Princess Helen, danght r of Prince Nicholas of Montenegro. The correspondent says the marriai-e will be of much political imjiortance, and will lte welcomed by the Pan Slav ists. Hknry Wki.ch, of New Y'ork. the white man whretc skin had turned black and whose ease had lw-en watched with the greatest interest by the physi cians at the Presbyterian hospitai. where he had lieen since the I'.th, died at that institution on the lsth. Lord Eiwai:i Cavknimsh. youngest son of the seventh duke of llovenshire, and memlier of the house of commons in the lilera!-iinion interest for the western division of lierhvshire. Kn- gland. died on the lsth. as the result of an attack of influenza. Iavii l.rrrs, aged 15, of Philadel phia, was accidentally shot and killed. Dn the lsth, by Jus. Pi'ts, who is one year younger. The boys were warm friends, and had just returned home from Sundav-school. Amkkr I!kn Am. otherwise Krenchv No. 1," who killed old Carrie Hrown in the East River hotel, New York city, was indicted by the grand jury, on the 18th, for murder in the first degree. Thk pnxif-readers of Cerman daily papers are liable to imprisonment for obnoxious or lilielons articles appear ing in the papers with which they are connected. Thkrr is nn unconfirmed rumor in Berlin that the German iron-clad Bre men has seized an English vessel for unlawful fishing in the North sea. Thr president, on the 18th, commuted to imprisonment for life the three Na vassa rioters sentenced by the circuit court of Maryland to be hanged MISSOURI STATE NEWS. St. Louis Pcboola, The report of the president of the SL Louis school board shows: The number of schools is 81; school buildings, 111; rooms, 9:,-J; seats. 51.G43; pupils enrolled, S8,:tlO; average number of pupils belonging, 44.983; teachers, 1,154; kindergartens, 8& In 1S75 there were 50 school houses and 0,070 seats; to-day there are 111 bnildings and 52.000 scats. The school year has 200 days and 1,071 pupils ! did not fail mice in attendance. A little over 44,000 pupils, or 70 per cent., were not tardy a single time. There are 8.057 children who are six years old and 1.853 in their Kth year or over. St. Ixrais is the native city of 45,243; 10.071 were Imrn elsewhere In this country, and 3.41 1 abroad. The es timated value of the ground owned by the boardis$S52,0iH.S0: of school houses sod furnishings 82,991. 890.30, or a total of S3.K44. 408.10. High and normal school maintenance and salaries aisj 89l,74.:0. (r 10 per cent, of the entire cost of the schools, which is .527. 174. S2. Total cost per scholar. SI7.03. and teach ers' salaries H' 1,730. 25. The average number of pupils to each teacher. 47. The supervisor of kindergartens reports 210 paid teachers and 2:: volunteers. At the close of the year 4.250 children were in attendance. The names on the an nual register, however, include 3.102 boys and :t,0s girls or a total of 0.S43. Twelve kindergartners out of every 100 were alisent daily. mown 1'p with rlvnaniite. The house of Daniel Morgan, a quiet and respectable citizen. 3 miles south of Oak I'rove, Jackson county, was de molished by an explosion of dynamite the other night- It is not known who perpetrated the' outrage. Mrs Mor gan's collar-ltone was broken and she was otherwise injured. Mr. Morgan was badly injured, though not fatally. His two children escaped unhurt, but a step-son was thrown several yanls and alighted on a fence. He was not badly hurt. foatlr Meat. Meats continue high in SL Louis The following are prices quoted in I'nion market, that eitv, published in a St. Louis daily the other day: Spring latnlis are quoted at SI. 25 to ?2..'h mt quarter; best cuts porterhouse. 20c to 2sc per pound: sirloin and tenderloin cuts 15c to 20c: rib roasts. 15c to 20c per pound; veal roasts and chops. 15c to 25c per pound: lamb chops and steaks 15c to 20c per pound: Hrk, all varieties 10c a pound; liccf and pork sausages 10c- In "91, tei and D.I. A large mass-meeting of St. Louis business men was held a few nights ago, and arrangements made whereby the fall festivities for lsl. '92 ami "9:; will lie the greatest in the history of the city. When such men as S. M. Kennard. Frank Gaicnne, Jerome Hill. IE. M. Scruggs C. H. Turner and scores and scores of other giea-head citizcm take hold of an enterprise, it is goin! through, and no mistake. Nearer the (Inul. The archaeological cabinet of Dr. Pat rick, of llelleville. III., has lieen trans ferred to the Historical society of St. Louis Each aci-ession is a step nearer the goal which since seventeen yi-ars has lieen kept in view to establish in St. Louis as a department of the socie ty's work required by its charter, a public museum of American antiquities of real worth. A Carelr. "flnther. A colored woman living near Arrow Kock, Saline county, locked two of her children in n room and was gone sev- eral hours. The clothing of one of the children in some manner caught fire, and the child was so badly burned that it died soon after the mother returned. Keutiv Action. fiov. Francis has offered a reward of 8300 for tho apprehension of E. It. Sober, who. on the night of April 21, murdered his wife and two children in the little town of Archie, Cass county. The reward is ginnl for six months llf-lil for Mnnlt-r. James Crantz, charged with the mur der of ("race Ellen liarlier. who was mysteriously choked to death near Lin denmann several weeks ago. was held to the Clay county grand jury without bail. He made no defense. Southeant IliMoari. Scarcely a week passes but some im portant lead discovery is announced from southeast Missouri. That portion of the state is receiving many emi grants MiMonri S of V. The Sons of Veterans of Missouri will hold their annual encampment in SL Joseph June 10-17. There will be a large crowd of the Iniys there, Th. M one j THiMing. A registered letter, supposed to con tain 8125. upon reaching its destination at Sedalia was found empty. It is sup posed the money was stolen in transit. llf-nth of a Juflire. Judge J. L. Sutherland, a prominent attorney, died at SL Joseph a few days ago. The judge was in his sixy-uinth year, and was quite popular. Found Kalltr of Marilrr. George Schacffer, who killed Henry Grattan in SL Louis several months ago, was found gfiilty of murder in the first degree a few days ago. Rnnnlna; a Divorce Mill. Rabbi Shnlnm Iwoffer. who has been divorcing Polish Jews indiscriminately in SL Louis is in trouble, as the civL' authorities are about to get after him One or th. Brookfleld Rank Kohbera. Gov. Francis has pardoned Fred II Mason, one of the Bmokfiehl bank rob liers who was sentenced June 10. 1882 to twenty-five years imprisonment A Headlrm Floairr. A female floater was found in the Missouri river six miles tclow Roche port. The body was entirely nnde, and the head, arms and feet missing. Want Fractional Silver. The sub-treasury at SL Lonis is re reiving nuraerons orders from country towns for fractional silver. The de mand for dimes is the heaviest Th. Interest on SflMoarl'a Depoaita. SL-tte Treasurer Lon V. Stepheni states that the interest on the state de posits for April was 8-, 375. 62. This it 8539.60 in excess of last ApriL For th. Far Nortaweat. Five hundred negro emigrants re cently left St Louis for the state of Washington. The men will be em ployed in coal mines. fWENlY BLOCKS BURND. Fearrul Tllt or lb. Fir. Fiead t Mnki-soo, Mle-h Twooty Blocks mi IlunlHrs. afcj Dwelling; lloa.ea Birafd, l.eavinc Hundred, of Teople Mnnwlrw The Court Hoom Burned. Bat th Krrord. Trd Nceoea and laeldenta MrsKKoos, Mich.. May IS. Twenty nlocks of business houses and dwellings of this city are smoldering ruins The total nuuilier of dwellings burned was 350. The total loss is 8500.000. The total insurance is unobtainable. Many of the burned plaeo, have no in surance. Hundreds of families ar thrust upon their 'riends for accommo dation.s The fire startc nt 0:30 o'clock Satu- day evening in the Langakell hotel barns, just off Pine street, from some unknown cause, and aided by a strong; wind swept away ten blocks up Pine street one of the chief business streets of the city. Then, by a sudden shift in the wind, the flames were driven to ward Terrace avenue, one of the finest rcsiik-nce streets in the city, where it burned many houses By 9 o'clock the fire had reached the outer district of the city where there was more space lietween the houses and the firemen succeeded in consider ably reducing the progress of the flames. As the high buildings burned there was great danger from flying firebrands and the firemen were obliged continually to shift their positions The Grand Rapids engines were put to work as soon as they arrived. The scene during the progress of the fire was one never to be forgotten. Men in broadcloth labored side by side with workingmen in overalls and women in silks with diamonds in their ears clutched at their treasares and dropped them in heaping armfuls from their palatial houses while women in rags rushed frantically from their humble dwellings with what poor treasures their slender means had afforded. Crowds lined the streets Women wept, children cried bitterly and sweat ing men with grim faces rushed to and fro, doing what they could to aid the unfortunates The prisoners in the county jail, which occupied the basement of the court house, (which was burned, there conlslieing saved) were lilicrated. Sev eral cows and horses were burned, and a little child, who was sleeping in the Loiinkewcll hotel barns where the fire started, is missing. Among the sad incidents connected with the fire was the death of Harry Stevens assistant postmaster, the son of Postmaster Stevens He was very ill with pneumonia, and the flames made it necessary to remove him to a place of safety, and he died while being carried through the streets THE COKERS STRIKE. The Knlelita of Labor to Vote on the Ones! inn of the Continuance of the IVniiK.vlvnnta f uker' Strike. Scottdai.k. Pa., Jlay 17. A call for a district meeting of the Knights of Lalior was issued yesterday for the pur pose of having an expression by secret ballot of the rank and file on the ques tion of continuing or discontinuing the coke strike, and to adopt measures tvlicrcby the will of the majority can 1h suicessfully executed. The call asks the local assemblies to inform the district officials of the condition of the strikers: how many evictions haveoc cnm il: how many are depending upon support: how many ovens are running, etc. The district meeting will be held in Scottdale Tuesday. Two special car-loads of foreiga workmen arrived at FVick's Redstone works last evening. This plant is guarded by alxtnt fifty deputies An effort will lie made to start the Red stone and the Valley works tcemorrowr. These works are central points for both strikers and operators andthe outcome of the effort to start is extremely doubt ful. DEADLY INSECT POWDER. Two Children Mo-allow It One Dead, the Other Dring. Sr. Loris May 16. Walter and Ma ion Rayot. aged 3 and 5 years respect ively, the children of Mrs L. W. Rayot. in some w-ay obtained a package of roach powder while playing at their home, and swallowed a quan tity of the poison. As soon as they be came sick their mother questioned the older child and divined their danger. She at onee called in Dr. W. E. Saun ders 1520 Mississippi avenue, who ap lied emetics with some hopes of saving the children, but the poison had lw-en absorbed by the system, and this morning Marion died. Walter is not expected to recover. Foreign Agent, of the World's Colaaibtaa Kpoit!oa. Wasiiixoton. May 17. Director-General Davis of the World's Columbian commission has asked the secretary of the treasury to permit the payment of the expenses of certain persons to go abroad in the interest of the exposition out of the 820.000 appropriated by con gress to lie used in connection with tho admission of foreign exhibits The department decides that not ex ceeding three persons to lie suggested by the director general, may lie desig nated by the secretary of the treasury to act under the provision of law above mentioned, to be paid from the appro priation mentioned. These persons will co-oierate with such representatives of the treasury department as may be sent by the secretary directly bi furnish in formation in foreign countries as to the methods of admitting foreign exhibits flharpuburg (ra.)leople Foinoaed oa Cheap Visli. PirrsBt Roii. Pa.. May 17. About eighty people in Sharpsbnrg. a suburb of this city, were poisoned by eating smoked sturgeon and many of them are dangerously sick. On Thcrsday last a Pittsburgh fish dealer visited Sharpsbnrg and sold a large quantity of smoked sturgeon at four cents be low the market price and succeeded in disposing of a large amount of fish. About twenty-five or thirty people are sick in bed from eating the sturgeon. A half dozen physicians are kept in constant attendance upon the patients. A Ie.perate Borglar. YorsnsTowN. O., May 17. Friday night a man giving the name of Win. Sherman, and his occupation as a tele graph operator, was caught in the act of burglarizing the residence of John McCnrdy. Police Officer Jacob Petrie started after Sherman, who turned and shot at the officer, inflicting a serious wound. Sherman then ran down the railroad track pursued by Officer Wm. Freed. Sherman Bred a shot at Freed, ml the latter fell fatally wounded. Sherman fired as he ran and took refuge under a platform, where he was re loading his reiolver when eaottued AT ACAPULCO. fa miser Cbarlaataa Bcarbea Aeaoaloaa Mexico. Without Having Overhauled tho Itata Tho laaarccat Craiaer Biaii lalda There, However, and Hr FoaaamaM latiawtta that th. Eaanralda will Ban to ho Snak Befor the Itata Can WAsiirxoTox, May 17. The navy de partment yesterday afternoon received a dispatch announcing the arrival of the I'nited States steamer Charleston at Acapnlco. The dispatch stated that the insurgent man-of-war. Esmeralda, was also in that port, but gave no informa tion as to the wherealiouts of the Itata. The Esmeralda, it is stated, is badly in -need of coal, and it is understood that the Mexican government has refused to allow her to procure it at any of their ports Her only object in remaining in the neighborhood of Acaptteo now seems to be to connect with the Itata and relieve her of bcr cargo. No information can be obtained at the navy department in regard to the future movements-frf the Charleston. She will, it is thought remain in the vi cinity of Acapulco and will wait for the Itata to make her appearance. Consid erable speculation is also going on as to what action the Esmeralda will take in case the Itata makes her appearance and the Charleston endeavors to cap ture her. Some say that the Esmeralda is in no condition to fight and will not attempt it It is claimed by others however, that it is a case of life and death with the Esmeralda, and that she will surely fight in case the Charleston tries to capture the Itata. Further de velopments in the case are daily looked forward to by state and naval officials A cablegram was also received at the navy department yesterday afternoon annonncing the arrival of the cruisers San Francisco and Baltimore at IqmV que. Capt. Rem? Will Fight. SA.f Francisco, May 16. A telegram from nn officer on the Charleston at Acapulco says that the Itata had not been seen or heard from at 3 a. m. When the Charleston entered the har bor she passed near the Chilian war vessel Esmeralda. The Charleston went to quarters and loaded her bat tery for an emergency. The Esmer alda speaks all vessels she meets Two days ago she attempted to buy coal at Acapulco, but failed to get any because of a lack of coin. Soon after the Charleston anchored the Esmeralda steamed into port and Capt Uemy had an interview with her commander. The latter said frankly that the Charleston would never take the Itata until the Esmeralda was sunk. Capt Remy replied that his or ders were to take the Itata, and it would make no difference whether the Esmeralda was in Acapnlo or not The Charleston is ready for action, as every one expects a fight if the Itata appears I.ATKR. It is rumored that the Esmeralda had communication at sea with the Itata yesterday, and that the latter steamed south after receiving provisions from ' he Itats Arrived From the Weat Indies. Nkw Y'ork. May 17. The United States cruiser Philadelphia, with Ad miral Gherardi on board, arrived in the liarlmr yesterday morning, having come from St Thomas During the trip, Flag-Lient Alan G. Paul died. His re mains were brought here for inter ment The dead officer was a brother of Mrs William Waldroff Astor. While at Port au Prince President Hippolrte paid the Philadelphia an offi cial visit An episode of the visit was the action of the commanding officer of the British war-ship Pleiades W'ho took his vessel to sea to avoid saluting the president. The Philadelphia fired a salute and its officers received their guest with great honors The Itata Thought to Have Iamed Ara pnleo. City OF Mkxico, May 16. The pub lished rumors to the effect that the Es meralda succeeded in buying a limited supply of coal at Acapulco are denied by the government The officials says she was ordered out of port and now lies in neutral waters The Esmer alda's steam launch was patrolling all Friday night The impression prevails at Acapulco that the Itata has passed that place and ;rone south, and that the Esmeralda is waiting for the Charleston. The tele graph at Acapulo has been freely used by the officers of the Chilian warship. A PECULIAR CASE. ta Allezed Caae or Violation of the F.x traditloa Law by Canada. Washington, May 17. Barrister J. II. Pillct of Montreal, was at the state department yesterday in conference with Assistant Secretary Moore on a very peculiar extradition case. Some time ago thr husband of Led a La Mon taigne was murdered by her brother, and Led a was an eyewitness of the crime. When her brother was on trial Ida refused to testify. Lena was ac quitted of any complicity in the crime and went to Boston, where she secured employment Last August a warrant for arson was issued against Led a, under whieb she was extradited and placed in jail at Sherbrooke, Can. The brother will ) convicted without the woman's evi dence and will be hanged. The lawyer claims that the woman, instead of be ing tried for arson was sentenced to a year's imprisonment for contempt of court in refusing to testify against her brother, and therefore ber imprison ment is illegal and that she should be lilicrated. Cea. Grant's Log Cabin Plot ta Co ta Chicago. St. Loris May 17. The log cabin that was built by and for Ulysses S. Grant will not be moved to Chicago from its present site near Webster Groves Mo. It was sold on Thursday by its owner. Butler H. Conn, to Mr. E. Joy. The price paid by Mr. Joy was H.000. He will, in the course of a week or two, move the cabin to Old Orchard, about three and one-half miles from its present location, and set it down in Old Orchard park on aa nearly perfect a reproduction of its original site as it is possible to construct. 4 DtvMoa of Opinion Apparent ea th. Coming Cincinnati Confereare. Kansas Crrr. Ma, May 17. The Jackson county Farmers' Alliance had a lively meeting at Alliance Friday. The object of the meeting was to select delegates to the Cincinnati conference. About thirty of the sub-alliances refused to be represented at the meeting. The farmers of this county are strongly op posed to the Cincinnati conference, aa they consider it a third party more. The county ia entitled to eight dele gates bnt so strong was the opposition that the meeting adjourned after selectr ing one. LATEST CHILI SAUCE. lateratlag Taellaaoaj in the Robert saw Mlnale Caae Takea Before the tiraad Jory at Los Aagrtra, Cat-The rer OSWera oT 8aa Diego wore Completely Hoodwinked aa to the Character of the Itate The Latter Happened to Have Goae Direct to Iqnlqoe. Sat Francisco, Msy 19. It is said that two deserters from the steamship Itata have given some interesting testi mony in regard to that vessel befon, the grand jury at Los Angeles whi -b, is investigating the Robert and Minnio case. These men, it is said, testified that when the Itata started north she had on board a number of rifles four 6-pounders and a crew of seamen and soldiers Two days before tho vessel steamed into San Diego all the munitions of war and the soldiers were stowed away in the forward hold and -ather changes were made which made her look like a first-class merchantman. The programme was for the Itata to jet munitions of war from the Robert and Minnie, it being no understood by all nn board, and everybody was on the sutlook for the schooner. It is also brought out that it was the intention of the Itata to transfer her cargo to Urn Esmeralda at Pichiluque on the caste ast of Lower California. Snbpcenas hare been issued by Solicitor-General Taft who is conducting the investigation on behalf of the government for the superintendento. of the Western I'nion and Postal tele graph companies They will be ex pected to produce the telegrams that have been passed over their lines in the past month relating to Chilian affairs. The Peruvian consul in this city, Mr. Holloway, contends that the Itata had an ample snpply of fuel when leaving San Diego to allow her to steam to Iquique without stopping, and he is of the opinion that the vessel has gone di rect to that point The Esmeralda was to escort the Itata to Iquique. If the trip was mado without interference, well and good; but if not the Esmeralda, proposed to give battle. The Esmeralda and Itata were commanded from Iquique by each others' masters who exchanged to their rightful commands at San Lucas The Blanco Encalada wna Forred to Apologise Before Bciug sank. Sax. Francisco, May 19. The steamer San Bias arrived here y c-.-: day with Chilian newspapers ino Chilian Times says that an agreement was made between Germany and Great Britain whereby the latter is to tako German interests in Chili under protec tion until the arrival of the three Ger man war ships which are now en route. The Times says the ship Warsprite forced the insurgent man-of-war Blanco Encalada to apologize jest liefore she was snnk by the torpedo lioats The Blanco was engaged in blockading Iquique when she ran out of coal. Two German and English merchantmen were lying side by side,' both coal-laden, when the rebel fleet towed them out to sea on the pretense that they were in. range of firing. The rebels forced them to sell their coal, despite the protests of the captains The British admiral gave the Blanco the optionof apologiz ing or fighting inside of twenty-four hours Shortly afterwanls the Blanco ran up the British and German flags above the rebel standard nnd fired a royal salute. The coal would have been replaced and the ships towed back to their former anchorage but for the fact that most of the ccal had been burned. The Itata May be OIT the Coast of Central America. Citt of Mkxico, May 19. The offi cials at Acapulco have telegraphed the war department in answer to a ques tion, that there is no proliability of a conflict lietween the Charleston and the Esmeralda. Nothing has been seen at Acapulco of the Itata. and it is believed that she is now off the coast of Central America, having lieen supplied by the Esmeralda with fuel. General Pedro Ilinajosa. secretary of war, declared to the I'nited Press cor respondent that Mexico only insists that her neutrality must be respected. He says his orders are not to sell coal to the insurgent vessels nor to allow them to load arms in Mexican territory. In an interview at Acapulco, Sunday. an officer of the Esmeralda said: "We will -try to get coal here, but if this is impossible, we are sure of getting it within a few hours sail. We are not afraid of a conflict with the Charleston, but our orders are to be prudent and not provoke a conflict " He did not know whether the hs meralda wonld now go to Chili, bnt said the captain of the vessel had re ceived a long cipher dispatch on Sat urday which would probably direct their future movements A DOZEN PEOPLE KILLED la aa fnreported Railroad Accident oa the Santa Fe. Kansas Crrr, Ma, May 19. Mrs A. A. Center, of Pottsdam. N. Y.. who has been visiting at the home of W. W. Morgan, says that a bridge nn thn Atchison, Topeka St Santa Fe railroad near Albuquerque fell last Friday, car rying with it a passceiger train which was two hours in advance of the train by which she was traveling. The lat ter train was flagged and the passen gers were obliged to cross the cut which the bridge spanned and meet a train on the other side. Mrs Center says that it was reported that twelve or fourteen people were killed. No telegraphic report of such a wreck has been received. A Fit Bahjeet for a Oraad Historic Paint ing. Washington, May 19. The Mexican papers report that Senor Natal Pesado is now in the City of Mexico collecting material for a grand historical picture, which the city of Vera Cruz has com missioned him to paint for the WorM's Columbian exposition. It is proposed to represent one of the most interesting scenes in Mexican history, the act of Gen. Nicolas Bravo magnanimously giving amnesty to a large detachment of Spanish soldiers instead of execu ting them in reprisal for the murder of his illustrious father. Corporal Cartls Harriaon Awarded a surer LUe-smving atraai. WijuusnTox. Mar 19. Secretary Fn.i.r hu awarded a silver medal to Corporal Crlstis Harrison. Troop D, Fifth United States cavalry, in recognition of his bravery oa November 23, 1890, in rescuing from drowning, while crossing . t f the Red river in Texas Capt Schuyler.of the Fifth cavalry, and Mrs. . D. Thomas ana Miss .-eiue i nomas wife and daughter of Capt Thomas of the Fifth eavalrr. Secretary Foster declares his conduct deserves the "on- qualified commendation of the wax ler parUnenL"