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CAPE GIRARDEAU DEMOCRAT.
BEN II. ADAMS, Publisher.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1893.
VOL. XVIII. NO.'!18.
I. n. wmtutASX
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office at Rem oa Ranaoay Street,
CAPE OIRAROKAU. MO.
S. S. HARRIS,
Physician and Surgeon
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A rent for tk. fMowtaf
Reliable Companies :
Franklin Mutual, OC St. Low.
Cillarna Inaurnno. Company, at Laala.
pringoolj losursaos Compear, Aerlaa--
These are three of the toot aadi
eompanl-. In Uw country.
Htm rood received weekly. Groceries e
mny fr J. Store oo.nor of Fountain .o4
11 armoit Street nor A
ffhofi Main afreet, one door tontl, of th
Ail klnIfi or ITrefth Meats end Sausage si
my au hevod. lUellTery wagon run ever
Millinery, Dry Goods
Ma. m Harmony Street,
CAPE GIRARDEAU. MISSOURI
F. W. VOGT.
Stoves anil Tinware.
FnUre now Moot, tho I. toot bn proved aod
beet Cooking .nil Hearing Moves la Ch. mar,
set. All kmdi of Job Work done In tho boat
uniw ana at moooraio pnaos.
R00FINC AND C UTTERING
A apecstrty aai work guaranteed nrst-elsaa,
bwms ad ktad of work la ah One,
Men all work done.
Ofllco at restdenoo, ooraor Hi
Iron and Steel,
ipoM ImptaX IK, Re.
Areata of sao
HAZARD POWDER COMPART.
DoUortnpolloaat Wootsau. Maaa.
ST and 39 Mob. Street,
OAPB OIRARPHATJ, MO.
RIDER I W1CHTER1CH,
North Main Strretv
Pnp, Fum MedloiMaV
- Perfnatary, Toflet Arttelea,
tatfa7 VetfMi, Kta
From Boston comes the news that an
aped spinster named Mary Wales has
wpnrted this life, leaving S,000 to her
cat into. J tins more currency hi locked
op from circulation.
Till is the era of organization. Even
the moonshiners of Georgia have an
association for the protection of illicit
distilling and the encouragement of lilt
manufacture of lunar whisky.
Sojik railroads have the block signal
system and come do not Some of those
that do not seem to be thoroughly
equipped with the blockhead system,
judging by the numberof appalling ac
cidents. Miss LrriM.it Koiinkv, who has won
a wager by walking from her home in
Galveston, Te.v lo the world's fair,
counting ties all the way. made $500 by
the way, selling her photographs. Ko
tnarkable feat, spelled either way.
Thb smokers of the I'nited States
put !00,000 worth of tobacco in their
pipes last year. "An appalling waste,"
one will my. "What a grand sum to
tal of comfort and solace that repre
sents," another will exclaim. And
there you are. The tobacco question is
not settled yet
Br the doctrine of averages we ought
to have few disasters and easy times in
the 6nancial world for several years to
come. The calamity list by land and
sea has kept pace with the disaster
record in commerce, finance and in
dustry, antl both have been abnormally
large during the year lxy:J.
To tub average American woman it
is rather startling to hear llrigham
Voting's first wife described as a gentle
vcoman. with face free from care, and
kindly gray eyes. She is now seventy
two years old, anil is gracious and dig
nified in her manner." This must prove
that Sirs. Young No. 1 never knew thr
meaning of jealousy.
LlKI'T. I'kAkv is about the only liv
ing American who has escaped the
financial stringency. He is sure of his
job for two years, anil possibly longer,
lie has gone where money ts not need
ed, ami is supplied with clothing and
provisions for a long siege. He may be
pinched before he gets back between
two ice floes but otherwise he will
get along swimmingly.
A Tknxekspk genius has invented ai.
electrical appliance that will convert a
train robber into a disfigured corpse
the moment he attempts to enter the
express car. It require? considerable
attention on the part of the express
messenger and the chances are that a
man who could run the electrical train
robber annihilator couln pump a Win
chester with equally satisfactory re
A fk.w years ago women had a small
shiiw to acquire a classical education.
Conditions have all changed. Not only
are the great institutions of the land
throwing wide open their doors to the
sex, but a generous public lias in the
last few years endowed women's col
leges with over eleven million dollars.
That the coming rivalry for literary
honors will be healthful none can
IIahkv Minf.r, the founder of that
branch of industry known as the "green
gMMls" business, or, in plainer words.
the confidence game, died at Benson-
hurst, L 1., September l:t, penniless.
At the time of his death he was a po
lice officer at a salary of o a month.
Miner, during his career, spent several
fortunes, all gained in his nefarious
business. He died without a friend at
Oi.r St. IVter's Protestant Episcopa,
church at Westchester, X. V., recently
celebrated the completion of its second
century. It -vaj founded Septemlier
SI, KM, in the reign of William and
Mary. With perhaps one exception
this is the oldest Kpiscopal parish in
the country. With these frequent an
niversaries of one, two, three and four
centuries, we ought to begin to feel
Ax interesting bit of news pi'i-ed up
recently in a liussian journal, and given
in the form of a simple mattcr-of-fact
statement, sets forth that special smok
ing carriages for the nse of ladies have
I teen set apart on Russian railways.
Taney the horror such an announce
ment would create in this country, the
indignant letters and protests that
would be received, the agitation in
women's clubs, the arguments in wom
en's journals. Still it is simply a matter
Thf. composer of the popular song
"Rock-a-rlye Baby," which beautifully
adapts and incorporates the old and
familiar lullaby, is Miss Kflie L. Can
ning, a young girl who was born in
Rckland, Me., and is now a resident
of Boston. Her success at either verse
or music making had not been especial
ly great until, by a sort of sudden in
spiration, she produced the now cele
brated lullaby whose popularity, it is a
pleasure to state, has been a source of
mnch profit to the composer. Miss Can
ning Ls'a tall, slender girl, with big
brown eyes, full of the sympathy that
finds its best expression in art.
It would be a good thing if the gov
ernment exercised over railroad em
ployes the same supervision that it
maintains over men engaged in the
steamlioat service. No accident occurs
on the rivers or the great lakes without
being made the subject of investiga
tion by government inspectors. The
captain, the mate or the engineer who
is found gnilty of carelessness or negli
gence suffers by the revocation of his
license.and this warns others that eter
nal vigilance only will enable them to
pursue their chosen callings. A similar
system applied to the railroads would
soon reduce the number of wrecks.
Railroad and express companies are
waking np to the justice of Inspiring
their employes to defend trains against
robbers. The Illinois Central and the
American Express company have united
in presenting six gold medals and tV
00 in cash to the men who defended
the train at Centralis, 111. The express
company has a standing reward of tMM
for every nsn who takes part in kill
ing or capturing a train robber on its
lines. Other railroads are getting ready
not only to reward their employes for
bravery but also to supply them with
means of defense. The Michigan Cen
tral b about to arm its passenger trains.
Ax indig-ant "Householder" writes
to a Hoston paper complaining that "in
these times the man who marries with
the idea of having a home is simply a
fool." It is Jost possible that "House
holder" is suffering from had temper
and a POO took.
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION,
JIondav, Sept. 2.1. In the senate
Senator Stewart (Xev.), in a speech
on his resolution declaring that.
the independence of the coordinate
dt-partmenb, of the government must
be maintained." charged the president
with violating the constitution in seek
ing to influence the legislative depart
ment of the government, and said that
the chief executive lacked the educa
tion necessary properly to rule over the
destimesof the repnblie: Don Cameron
U'a.) spoke on free silver and the re
peal of the bank tax law. In the bouse
Mr. Oates (Ala.) introduced a bill pro
viding that hereafter money orders
shall be issued by postmasters upon
verbal requests and abolishing the use
of written applications. Mr. Morse
IMahs.) charged the commissioner of
pensions with assuming legislative as
well as judicial power in overriding the
laws of the coun'rv.
It KsiiAT, Sept. m. In the senate
Senator Kilmer (111.) and Senator
Voorhees (Ind.) defended the president
from the attack made upon him by Sen
ltor Stewart (Xev.). The senator from
Xevada, however, reiterated all that he
had said of Mr. Cleveland and declared
that the president was influencing sen
ators with patronage. In the house
evral speeches were made against the
repeal of the federal election law,
WkHMcsiiat, Sept 2T. In the senate
ft resolution offered to postpone
action on financial, tariff and federal
election measures until January caused
a spirited debate between Senators
liorman. Woicott, Chandler, Mitchell
and Aldrich, after which the silver re
peal bill was discussed. In tHe house
the bill t repeal the federal election
aws was debated.
Tin hsdav. Sept 28. In the senate
the only speech made on the silver
repeal bill was by Mr. Peffer. His
reniedv for the financial troubles is the
adoption of an amendment offered by
bun to restore the free coinage act of
ls',7. A joint resolution to permit the
sate of Wisconsin to have placed in the
statuary hall of the capitol at Wash
ington a statue of lVre Marquette was
introduced. In the house Mr. Black
(111.) made a speech in favor of the re
peal of the federal elections law. Mr.
McKaig (ML) presented bills aggre
gating "Jil, 000 against the government
for claims growing out of the raids of
en. Jubal Karly during the war. As an
outgrowth of filibustering Mr. Fitliian
(111.) called Mr. Morse (Mass.) a liar,
but no blows were struck.
Friday, Sept 22. In the senate
Mr. Harris (Tenn.) anil Mr. Morgan
(Ala.) spoke against the silver re.ieal
bill. Sir. Cameron (I'a. ) presented
a petition from Philadelphia manufac
turers representing S".iwo.uno capital,
employing 100,000 men with a yearly
product of fliO.OOO.OOO, in favor of leg
islation to preserve the protective char
acter of the tariff and the integrity of
silver as a money metal. In the house
arguments were made for and against
federal supervision of elections. A com
munication from Secretary Carlisle
stated thet there vi-ere lott.ilss t'liina
hien In the country, and of this number
t:.24:t were registered.
At the white house something of .
sensation was created by the advent o
a lunatic, who claimed to be President
Tiik nomination of Leopold Morse, of
New lork city, to be consul at St
Christopher, West Indies, has been
withdrawn by the on-sident.
Ix the I'nited Slates business fail
ures to the number of :t2!i occurred in
the seven days ended on the 2'.th,
against 319 the preceding week and 177
during the same time last year. Dur
ing the past three months the total
number of failures was nearly 4,000
and the aggregate of liabilities about
f l-0,000,Ono, greatly surpassing the
record of any previous quarter.
At the leading clearing houses in the
I'nited States the exchanges during
the week ended on the 2.ith aggregated
$772,(KW,72S, against J79S,S07,:IVJ the
previous week. The decrease, compared
with the corresponding week in 1892,
I'si'ERTAKER Woodward and James
(ioodell were driving a hearse across
the Erie railroad tracks at North Olenn.
N. Y., when they were struck by a pas
senger train and both killed.
Ix state convention in Boston the
Massachusetts democrat nominated J.
E. Russell, of Leicester, for governor;
J. II. Carroll, of Springfield, for lieu
tentant governor; secretary of state, J.
W. McDonald, of Marlborough: attorney
general, Charles Lillie. of Dudley; au
ditor. John D. Wheelwright of IListon.
The platform calls upon the senate to
speedily follow the house in repealing
the silver purchase law.
Probahi.t the largest man in the
I'nited States, (ieorge Walker, died at
his home in Rockland, R. I., aged 42
years. He weighed 500 pounds and was
5 feet 11 inches talL
The actress, Mrs. John Drew, en
joyed the congratulations of her friends
in Philadelphia on the sixty-sixth an
niversary of her appearance on the
At Syracuse, N. V-. Frank Kendrick,
a bank cashier, confessed that he was a
defaulter for $:to,000.
At Springfield. Mass., H. C. Tyler
made a new world's bicycle record,
going 2 miles, with standing start, in
WEST AND SOUTH.
Ixdiaxs svoned to death Postmaster
Potter, an old Missouri newspaper man,
and Bob Roberts, a pioneer, at tiila
City, A. T.
A FIRK which swept the western por
tion of the Cherokee strip in Indian
territory caused the loss of many lives
and destroyed settlers' property.
- Ix Chicago Jim Mctirath, a notorious
bully, fatally wounded a companion
and was afterward killed by two po
lice officers, . .
ExunntEii Gribbetx was killed and
eleven ;otlijr persons were injured in -a
head -end collnuoas OS) tJse,Chtcagav Bur
lington A. Quiaey road neaf Streator,
III. .J., . ;. -. .-
Bishop Walters said at an African
Methodist conference in Indianapolis
that the lynching of negroes in the
south for trifling offenses, and In many
cases innocent negroes, was increasing
to an alarming extent, and called for
vengeance. Dr. Thompson, of St Louis,
urged the negroes to avenge their
wrongs with blood.
FtRK destroyed the entire business
portion of Casa tlrande, A. T., consist,
ing of hotels, stores, saloons and few
A I'ASsknokk train on the Louisvilla
.v Nashville road was wrecked at Hazel
Patch. Kr and Express Messenger
Jim Kelly, Mail Agent Smith and fire
man Lew Uran were killed and Arthur
I'earce fatallr injurer.
Li session at St Paul the supreme
council of the Minnesota Knights
Pythias decided Hot to admit salood
keepers as members bf the ordl:r.
After bring mourned as dead for
quarter of a century John Turpie,
brother of the Indiana senator, has re
turned to his home in IelphL
At St Louis Marion Hedgepeth was
found guilty of train robbery and sen
tenced to a term of twenty-five years
in the penitentiary. . .
l)x account of domestic trouble Mrs.
I. II. Raislev killed her husband at
Paola, Fla., and then took her own
A parsk.voer train went into an open
switch near Uulfport, Miss., and three
persons were killed and eight others
Near Crystal Falls, Mich, the Michi-
gamme river broke through the Mans
field iron mine, drowning twenty-eight
of the employes at work directly under
The pdpulists have nominated worn
en in many counties in Kansas as their
candidates for coroner, register of deeds
and county clerk.
A dissipated artist named Robert T.
Hunt shot and killed his wife and hi
self at Indianapolis.
Sim ICeyiioi.ds and Harley Johns
were sentenced to two years in prison
at Macon, Mo., for attempting to wfeek
The state treasury bf Texas was said
to be bankrupt
1)1 Kixo a tremendous fain pour a
ine Bluff, Ark., millions of small
frogs fell, and the streets in the bust
ness part of the town were So covered
with them that it was difficult to walk:
A mob near Benton, La., hanged
Henry Coleman, Jr., a negro who at'
tempted to assassinate Capt Thomas
Lylcs. . .
Near Winchester, O., and in Jeffer
son township forest fires were raging
and many farmhouses and barns had
Ox one scaffold at Mount ernon.
tla., five negroes were hanged. Three
of them murdered Alexander Peterson,
a rich merchant last Julj-; the fourth
killed a .Vycar-old child and the fifth
murdered a negro companion.
Ix Chicago counterfeit twenty-dollar
bills were in circulation. The bills are
wood cut imitations of a silver certifi
cate of the series of 18S0, check letter
A. Its number is B ",i:2Iij8.
The death of Willis D. Machen, ex
I'nited States senator, occurred at Hop-
kinsville, hy., aged 84 years.
A widespread anarc histic plot wa
discovered in Moravia and seventv-ones
arrests were made.
It was said that John Leys, of To
ronto, Can., queen's counsel and man
ager of several estates, was a defaulter
to the extent of $.".00,000.
This year immigration into Canada
has proved a failure.
The three children of a man named
Holduc at St. Kvariestc I tear h, Can.,
aged A, G and A Tears, found some
trrchnine in a bottle and drank it and
Mil lii.ADsToNE said in a speech at
Midlothian that home rule for Ireland
was not dead, and he warned the lord.
n the upper house of parliament that a
day of reckoning would come when the
electors would be heard.
A roii.kk exploded ori a steamer ply
ing on the Japanese coast and thirty
persons were killed.
At tiifu, Japan, floods swept away
tih'l houses killed S'.'t persons and left
:l0.2(Ci people homeless.
Near Laurium. in (irecce, the ruins
of an ancient town have been un
earthed. The government has compelled
Turkey to make reparation for out
rages perpetrated on American mis
sionaries. Nine persons were killed and 100 in
jured in attempting to escape from a
syn.igogue at Kalwarya, Poland, sup
posed to lie on lire.
It was said that efforts at reconcilia
tion bettveen Emperor William and
Prince i'lsmarck had come to naught
Ix the hcnate. on the :tuth, Mr. Chan
dler called up the resolution inquiring
into the appointment, powers and con
duct of 'he Fairchild commission.
which was discussed at length,
amended and adopted. The silver-purchase
repeal bill was taken np and Mr.
Camden made an argument in favoi
of the bill, and Mr. Peffer resnmed his
speech against the measure.- In the
house a joint resolution extending un
til the 30th of June, 1S!H. the time for
the completion of the work of the
eleventh census was passed, and the
house resumed consideration of the
federal election repeal bill.
Rev. Amort II. Bradford, D. D.,
for twenty-three years minister of the
First Congregational church of Mont
Clair, N. J., one of the editors of the
Outlook, and widely known aa-ja
preacher and author, has received an
unanimous call to the pastorate of
Westminster chapel, London, the larg
est Congregational meeting house in
Ji-STirE Jobx M. Hahlax, of the
Cnited States supreme court, says
that, in his opinion, on the occasion of
a future difference between bngland
and the United States, the interven
tion of strangers will not be invoked,
but an equal number of judges of the
highest courts of both countries will
be appointed to settle the difference.
Robert KixcAin. the banker of Linn
county, Kan., whose failure in July in
volved half a dozen banks and ruined
scores of farmers and business men to
whom he, had given notes bearing 8
and 10 per cent interest, has returned
to Mound City, Kan., and declared that
he will settle up.
The liabilites of Isaac C Atkinson,
manufacturer and dealer in furniture
at Portland, Me., who failed some time
ago, have been made public. The
amount owed is (790,808, and the as
sets of (4.T0S.
Tns imports, exclusive of specie, at
the port of New York, for the week
ended on the 30th. were tt,243,MS, ot
which 1.5)5,M8 were dry goods and
4.73",905 general merchandise. ' '
. The imports of specie at the port ot
New York for the week ended on the
SOth, were A2.t,S7l, of which 431,T8
were gold and f9l,S93 silver.
It is now certain that the case of
Rev. Dr. Briggs will come before the
synod of New York state at its session
in Rochester on the 91st
Ix a written opinion Attorney-General
Little, of Kansas, says that women
are allfible to election to any count
OffiM in that Ut,
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
. The following new postmasters of
me luunn class nave been appointed
for Missouri: -FWett.
Ilnrbsnu rounty. S. U Bovle, vice
Halt. Oniiuir' courts, J. E. Bunoell. vice Wa
iJkBn.o. shelhv rounty. C tt Aires, vice A
- an vtaiHii, iriuuirti.
W II Ulj.lf. i ii i B
Nxwirk. Knox rouulv, W. IL Randolph, vice
1. W. Harnm. removed.
Spokane. CbrlMlao raonty, W. a Hill. Tics
A Hawthorn, mlitnea.
Stanford. Tela. ounty. D. W. Shllllnf . Tlce
Pawn. Lrrlnxnton county. Jntao atosstsuwor,
mvuiot V.I 111 in.. ITTinOTOtJ.
Nannie J. Wriihl. mlnM.
Znc-'ac. Vernon rounty, P. C Goodman, vice
Hornet. Newtoa eonnty, A K. - Hortoa, vfca
Harrla. Sullivan eonnty. P. O. Crouch. vleoH
KlMlnirrr. Hike rounty. J. K. Foney. Jr..vtco
. ... num.-, iu, r.. rr-HtKnra.
Mlama Station. Carroll rounty. K. H. Nsbrlnc
vlr. ci. Walden. removed.
Mount Zlon. Henry county. O. W. Johnaoa,
Wlr U W U'.it, 1.1
New Franklin. Howard rountv. Aog-uatuf
. ,iii.r, view nr. -t-. ri.ner. removeo.
OOMVf M .TtfllR
Theaenale has ronfinned the nomination
w, i luimwinK prrsioentiai omces;
D. L. Wheeler. Marrellne.
K. K. Plnerk. Clinton.
N. U. Srnenell. tiolden 1ty.
II. K. .Smith. Willow Spring
John t.lilren. KeytraTlllo.
0. W. V.ugnn. (llaajrow.
J. N. Stvpler. Milan.
W. p. Snyder. Joplln.
1. D. Itohllni. Versailles,
J. D. Allen. Butler.
W. R. Haakett. Paris.
4. T. Summer. Ithrop,
Thomas Williams. Hevlrf:
Samuel Lowrnv. iMatuburi.
Beauregard Koh. Cameron.
K. K. Klddell. F.irrUlor Spring.
w. L. Mark. Urair.
J. P. Rouen, llonorlllo.
C. H Inxela. Nevada.
J. s. Klhhe. ;ranl t.'ltv.
J. K. t:iar.ly. Prederlcktowu,
W. S. Hurst. Tipton.
J. R Dradlv. Llnneus.
C. T. Bradford. I'nlonvlllo.
Sophia Booth. Weatport-
K.lltor of the Haplllt Orgaa.
Dr. J. C. Armstrong has been ehosen
editor of the Central Baptist St Louis,
nillng the vacancy caused by the death
of Dr. W. II. Williams.
Pr. Armatronir had been for a Ion. time asso
ciate editor of the paper. He was win -ate l at
iiilam Jewell college, was paator from IR77 to
tl of the then Uarrlaoa Avenue llantl.t
church, now the Delmar Avenue rhiirrh. St.
ijoiila, and was wt the same time editor of the
Central HaptlaL fearing St louls In IWll. he
took rhance of th. church si Meilro. Mo.
where he remained for several years. Prom
Meilro he went to Westport. Mo., where he
wan Inatruraentil In building up one of the
Bnesl churches la the state. He la a member
of In- slate board of missions, and a trustee of
William Jewell college.
MlMMmrl Christina Convention.
The Missouri Christian convention
was held at Mobcrly.
The report of the corresponding seereurv. A.
O. Hoffman, gave a summary of the mission
work done In the state during the put year.
and showed that the total amount of money
raised and expended In thla linn was OG0.SIS.
Mrs. L. W. McKinnry read sa appropriate
greeting at the women's convention. It was
a .nmmary of what tho M. B. chorea south
through the women has done la the flfteen
yenrs since their organization ai s band of mis
sion workers. Prom a small beginning they
number over 76,000 members
Charles it. Scott, aovd fil and Then.
tlore Oreen, aged 72. well-known eiti
Bens bf St Louis, engaged ill a fight
On a public corner.
Mr. Scott t egan the light, which was warm
ly welcomed by Mr. Oreen. The old gentlemen
did not get in a alngle knockout blow; It was
principally hair pulling. A large crowd as
nemMed, and cheered the aged romhatanta
The police gave the old gentlemen a ride to
the station In a patrol wagrin. where Mr.
tireen gave ball and Mr. Scott was locked up.
Mr. Scott said that eighteen year ssn) Mr.
tireen aronged him. ruining his pro pert for
lire; mat when be met his old enemy on th.
street his wrong cried out for vengeance, and
he sailed into him.
Accidentally Potoooed Her Haaband.
Cleo. W. Johnson, a farmer, who re
sided near Nevada, died from the ef
fects of'poison mistakenly administered
by his wife.
Mr. Johnson was complaining snd bis wife
gave him eight drops of what she supposed to
be Jamaica ginger, but It turned out to be
aconite. The bottle containing the ginger snd
the aconite bottle were aide by side on a
shelf, and both were the same size. Mr. John
son became very nick after taking the dose and
soon after went Into apasma. It was an hour
before his wife discovered her mistake, and
now is heartbroken on account of it. A doctor
was called, but hi efforts were without svalL
Mr. Johnaoa wu about 63 years old.
Aa Octogenarian Coda Ilia Lire.
A. C. Lawson, aged 71, ended his life
,t Kansas City by shooting.
He was once wealthy, but riches have wings.
snd he fired the fatal bull-t because he wa
despondent, penniless and lit He has s son at
Trenton. N. J., and when the old gentleman was
asked why he did not appeal to him for aid ha
said they had become estranged. He left tht3
note, written In a cramped hand and with a
-I am tired of life; a constant suffering bv
getting disappointed st every turn for money;
think this la the quickest way out of trouble.
A. u u.
rt "fader tho Elephant.'
According to the Globe-Democrat,
Fred Thompson, a frisky yonng drum
mer from Springfield, deserted his wife
in St Louis.
She nays they were out seeing the stghu. and
that they walked under the big elephant oa
Twelfth street He told her to wait there
.while until he talked to a friend around tho
corner. "Jost amuse yourself looking st th.
elephant, snd I'll b. back In flfteen minutes."
She looked at the elephant about four hours
and still Pred did not come back. She wsa sent
to the Woman'! training school, where she
found work snd board.
Feaoloa Examining Serf .cms
Preliminary papers have been sent out for
the appointment of the following Misoonrl sea
ion examining rorgeons;
Alton Dr. R. at Buck.
Clifton Dr. G- O- Guesenberry.
Washington Dr. Gustavo Ettmueller.
Broke Ills Keek.
An 11-year-old boy fell from a tree
in the yard at his home at Joplin, a
few days ago, striking on his head
and breaking; his neck.
Death mt Tho una O. Inaa.n,
Thomas 6. Inman, aged 48, s well-
known live stock commission man, died
at Kansas City, the other night, from
the effects of paralysis.
Appointed a Curator.
Gov. Stone has appointed CoL Wil
liam F. Switxler a member of the board
of curators of the state aniveraity, vice
B. 3L Dilly, resigned.
The thirty-ninth session of the Miss
sonri conference of the A. M. R church
waa held at Boonville, Bishop Hardy,
of Kansas, presiding.
Bl P. raja's Mow atsToe.
At EI Dorado, George Simpson, dem
ocrat and in favor of prohibition, waa
elected mayor over Judge Woods, popu
list by 43 majority.
C F. Wenneker. collector of Internal
revenue for the First Missouri district
(St Louis), has been akad toresifa by
As Twenty-Third Aaaaal Inilna of tin
Sowlhweat Mlawari Caafaveaeo Of the
M. F- catarrh, SoothThe Aoaolaln.
the Southwest eonfrenceof the M.
E. church, south, held Its twvntylliird
nnnusl session at Boonville. Buthoi
Atticus U. Ilaygood. of Oxford, tia.,
presided. There wert several dis
tinguished divine front a distance
present, among whom were Rev. J. Ii.
Ellis, president of Morrisville (Mo.)
college; Dr. II. C. Morrison, secretary
of missions, Atlanta, Ha., and Her. Dr.
Morton, mission secretary of Louis
ville, Ky. The opening conference ser
thon was preached by Rev. J. B. Ellis,
Bishop' Lane, of the Colored Methodist
ehurch, waa introduced to the confer
ence. Josiah McCary, an elder minis
ter from Nevada, applied for readmia
slon into the traveling ministry, but
was rejected on account of his feeble
A. B. Appleby, C O. Hamilton, Perry
Long, W. R Morgan, J. R. Hargia, C.
C. Howard, Jacob Shook, J. L. Sullens,
J. W. Pureell and A. N. Henderson
were elected to elders' orders. O. W.
Moore, Thomas C Lark, W. II. Sud-
dath, S. O. Wellborn, J. R. Strong,
La ban Anderson. C. N. Scrivener, J. E.
McDonald, W. C. Hill, H. F. Alsop, &
H. Steel, A. H. Barnes, Samuel Lopp.
J. A. Kennedy and W. M. Rader were
elected deacons and admitted into full
J. P. Dickson, from the St Louis con
ference; B. W. Dodson. from the Ten
nessee conference, and R. B. Ross, from
the South Georgia conference, were an
nounced as transfers to this conference.
J. II. Piles, A. H. Davidson, Nathan
Atkins, IL L. Bird. J. W Barlow and
J. T. Turner were elected as loeal dea
eons. Alexander Boag, from the Meth
odist Protestant church, add J. Vf. Pat
ison, from the Cumberland Presbyte
rian church, applied for admission intd
the Southern Methodist churctt, and
were received by a vote of the otfrifer-
Delegates were selected to the gen
eral conference, which meets at Mem
phis next May. The following clerical
delegates were chosen: J. J. Tigent,
C C. Woods, W. B. Palmore, 11 E. (Jod-
by and It. II. Ellis. As alternates R. S.
Hunter and M. M. Pngh were chosen.
The last delegates chosen were E. W.
Mcllhaney, B. A. Rich. J. R. Walter,
R. T. Russet and B. W. Brownlow. As
alternates M. M. Hawkins and C. W.
Moore were selected.
The following appointments were
Kansas City District J. E. God bey. presld
tng elder. Centenary, to be supplied: Walnut
Street. C. M. Hawkins: Troon l Avenue. J. J.
Ttgert; Washington Street. W. C Hill: camp
bell Street. J. K. P. Dickson: Garland Avenue.
A. H. Godber: Brooklyn Avenue. L. P. Noe fleet
Melrose, J. W. Howell: Westport. L. B. No
land: Independence. W. T. McClure: Westport
circuit. J. w. Pureell: Me', summit, j. v.
Ctom; Bine Springs. 1. J. Reed: Pink HIIL J.
A Swift: Oak Urovo. - B. Kills: Ine Jack.
W. C. Gill: Pleasant Hill. C Pugaley: Bel ton,
J. M. Clark: HarrlsnoTllle. A H. Barnes: as.
alatant editor St Louis christian Advocate. W.
Lexington District J. M. Boon, presiding
elder. Lezington. C- M Bishop: Wellington
circuit. T. D. Pane: Odessa. S. J. Brown
Mont Serrat J. R. Hodgsi: Columbus. N M.
Dowdy: Hlgginsvllle. J. McCrory: WSrrenS
btirg. W. D. Matthews: Lsmoote. R. P. Camp-
toll: Herndon. C T. Wallace; Sweet Springs.
L. H. Vandlvrr: Klmwood. E. K. Wolfe: Long-
wood. W. R Cobb; Miami. K. Y. Glnn: Malta
Bend. V. M. Cm winder: Warerlv. W. B North:
Dover. C A Emmons: Cordrr. A B. Donald
son: colporteur. H. L. Anderson.
Boonville District C. Clenny. presiding ol
der. Boonville. A. G. Dinwiddle: Blackwater.
ft B Rdss: Pilot Ordve. R- G. Flummer: Ar
row Rock. J. S. Russell: Marshall; A. R. FarlR
Orearvllle. J. U Sullens: Nelson. S. A Jared:
Slater. J. D. Wool: Gilliam. J. J. Hill: Brace-
ton. W. P. Wagoner: Prairie Horn. B. H.
Steel: California. Perry Long: Latham. E. E.
Sullen.; Russellvllle. Samuel L Opp: Jeffef
aon City. J. N. Huggtno: Chamois. Laban An
derson: agent Central college. C. Ii. Biggs.
Clinton District B. V. Alton, presiding
elder. Clinton. J. C. Given: Montrose. A L.
Houston: Lucas. A. Boar: Lowrv City. W. P.
Briggs: Lincoln. J. S. Denny: Brake. M.
Bahronburg: Calhoun. A. B. Appleby; Wind
Mr. L. R. Downing: Windsor circuit. W. K.
White: Greenridge. G. L. Taylor: Sedalla. K.
P. Ryland: Knobnoster. to bo aupplled: Otter
vllle. L. W. Pearce: Glenstead. Mack Apple
by: Versailles. J. r . noiraa: Appicion my. n.
W. Dodwn: Garden City. W. T. Eastwood:
Chllhowle. A. G. Moorer; Gua City. W. M,
Nevada District M. M. Pump, presiding
elder. Nevada. W. J. Carpenter: Nevada mls-
amn. S. P. Cayton: Moundville. W. M. Mc
Allister; iveerneia. u. i:. tiowant: Kicn run.
W. M. Bewley: Sprague. C. G. Hamilton;
Hume. T. C. Pueket; Butler. J. P. Robb: Pecu
liar. L. M. Phillips: Everett R J. Nelson;
PaplnsTllle. J. P. Caldwell: Walker. J K.
Peers: Mneterallo. S. G. Welrorn: Sheldon.
W. P. Barrett: Lamar. A. B. Davidson,
Kenoma. W. H. Sn: El Dorado. J. F. Pike,
Roscoe mission. W. B. Carrico.
Neosho District W. C. Bewley. presiding
elder. Neosho. C- C. Woods: Seneca. J. E. Al
exander: Southwest City. N. & stone: Pine,
vllle. J. M. Held: Pelrc City. 1. A. Kenney;
Monet. B. H. Gram: Blendsvlile. M. L Darby;
Red Oak. J. R Hardla: Carthage. W. M. Waln
wright: Webb City. J. King: Csrtervllle. J. V.
Rushy: Jasper. R P. Scarcer; Lawrencebarg.
N. A Auld: Joplln. T. P. tVbb: Newton la. J A.
Mathews: Eieter. A N. Henderson; Sarcorle,
K.H.U -Jarvis: Scarrttt collegiate Institute,
C C, Woods.
Springfield District J. W. ErelL presiding
elder. St. Paul's. R. S. Hunter: Campbell
Street. W. H. Wlnton: Dale and Guy Streets,
R. O. Eusure: Millard. Jacob shook: Morris
vllle. 1. L Hsglrr: Bolivar. W. J. Paulson:
Jericho. T. B. Harris: South Greenfield. J. L
Kellar: Ash Grove. W. P. Burkner: Bola
D'Arc. C. Bruner: Ozark. H. C Allen; Hender
son P. W. Pespermau: Marshfleld. C N. Scriv
ener: Marshfleid circuit. W. A Morgan: Enen
ezer. E. Nlbiark: Fair Grove. W. L. MeGuire;
Humansrtlle. J. T. Swanaon. MorriaTllle roe
lege. J. a Ellis, president and W. P. Hagler,
Lebanon District M. Adklsson. presiding
elder. Lebanon. J. R. Stone: Lebanon circuit,
G. H. Green: Richland. Thomas Clark: Rich
land and Dixon. A N. James; Decsturvtlle. W.
J Stevens: Wavnesvtlle. W. A Ray: BnffalO.
W G. Pike: Buffalo circuit. J. H. Pack: Cn
Timbers, W H. Soddath: t'rbana circuit. H.
Cramer: Mansfield.- A Hawkins; Mountain
Grove. J. E. McDonald: Plato. ) P. Smith;
Crocker, t. W. Barlow: Climax. & F. Amos.
Transferred (. W. Moore, to Baltimore con
ference: L. H. Davla. T. M Horn and IT. M.
LI taker, to St. Loula conference; H. C. Mere
dith, to Pacific conference: W. J. Snow, to
Northwest Texna conference: J. M. Clayton, to
Indian Minion conference; J. M- Scruggs, ts
Rev. Sana SunaUs Meetings.
Arsnx, Tex., Sept 17. Ker. Sam
Small's meetings here have met with
marked results in religious work. At
the afternoon service, for men only.
there were present over 1,000 of all
classes in bnsinesa, to whom be de
tailed the events of his own remarka
ble career as a worldly-minded char
acter for seventeen years of his life.
during which he said he had earned
and should have saved over 1100,006 but
for his reckless dissipation, drinking
and gambling and other habits induced
by liquor. There were fully s,0O0 au
ditors at the night meeting.
Hopeirstiixb, Ky.. Sept. ST. The
new Union tabernacle of this city, one
of the largest and handsomest build
ings of its kind in the state, was opened
to the public and dedicated last even
ing by Rev. Sam Jones, the noted evan
geliat The seating canaeity of the
edifies ia about 5,000, and it cost nearly
"Whenever opportunity nerves, mm
all the moans which God has ordained;
for who knows In which God will meet
the with the grace that brlrigeih. sal
TWrt A. Over Eight Hasan Thahwsa
Aere. of l.varaaaaot UumI aber te
Hoanoateaal Eatrr Where th. I on.
Located -Mt Timber, Bte.
In Misiouri there are over MT,0
Icren or government land. All of it
South of the Missouri river and la dis
tributed as shown in the following table
prepared by the land department: -
It on st Clair
SMI Taney ....
IIJM! ; Warner
The report for the Iron tod district Is
not given by counties, but of the area
named si.8.t acres are east of and las,
440 acres west of the fifth principal
meridian. The counties of (laseonade,
Crawford, Dent, Shannon, Oregon and
Howell are west of the meridian In
this district but further specific infor
mation aa to the location of the lands
ia not obtainable.
Barry eonnty ia in the southwestern
part of the state, and has a population
of I8..S04, an increase of 8.000 since 1810.
The northern and northwestern parte
of the county are rolling prairies in
terspersed with timbered valleys. The
esstern and southern portions are hilly,
and the southern part mountainous.
with fertile valleys, while the south
western portions are high, undulating
plains. The county is well watered,
nd the soil is principally a rich black
and brown loam with red clay subsoil.
Benton eonnty adjoins Pettis eonnty
oh the south, and has a population of
14,973. About one-third is prairie, and
the remainder timber land.
Camden: eonnty is made np chiefly ot
hills, vallevs and beantiful Woodlands,
The soil of the bottom lands is rich and
productive, while the broken lands snd
hillsides are well adapted to stock rais
ing and grape culture. The population
in 1890 was 10,04a
Christian county is on the routhern
slope of the Ozarks, and has 14,017 in
habitants. Its surface ia undulating:
in some places hilly and broken, and
in others stretching out into prairie
land. The ground ia generally good
and some of it excellent
About one-third of Dallas eonnty if
prairie; the remainder ia well timbered
npland. The soil is generally very
fertile and adapted to a wide range of
products. It has a population of 12,647.
Douglas county is mainly heavily-
timbered bills. The sou is nearly all
good, and the valleys are wonderfully
rich. It is a great fruit county. The
population is 7.75S.
Hickory county is part timber and
part prairie, the land immediately bor
dering the Pontine de Terre river bring
too rocky for profitable cultivation, bnt
the prairie and valley lands are very
productive. In 1890 the population
Laclede county is situated upon the
elevated table land of the Ozarks, and
contains some of the finest lands in the
state. The surface is varied, from level
firairies to ragged hills. There is bnt
ittle land that is not cultivable, and
all the cereals are raised in abundance.
The soil snd the climate are also well
adapted to fruit-raising. The popula
tion is 14,701, and the county seat ia the
famous Lebanon Springs.
The central portion of Ozark county
is mountainous, and all the balance
hilly and broken. The whole eonnty
is heavily timbered and well watered,
the band in the numerous valleys being
exceptionally productive- The popula
tion is 9,575.
In many respecta Pulaski eonnty re
sembles Laclede, which it borders on
the north, but there is very little
prairie land. The land is generally
well timbered hills, the soil bf which
is thin but fertile. In the valleys is a
thick stratum of rich black loam.
hich nevrr wears out The sunny
hill slopes produce the finest of grapes
in great abundance. The population
in 1S90 was 9,387.
St Clair county ia just south of Ben
ton, and has a population of 18.747. In
the eastern part the surface is hillv.
with frequent bluffs; in the western
part it ia gently nndnlating and
diversified with timber. The soil is
generally good and well adapted to al
farming and stock-raising purposes.
Taney county is on the Arkansas line.
and is rough and mountainous, the
hills being covered with the finest of
timber. There are numerous creeks
nd rivers, and in the bottoms the soil
is a rich black loam; the uplands have
red clay subsoil and a dark lime tnp
Stone county is directly west of
Taney, and itacharacieristiea are about
the same as Taney, although less rough,
Nearly all the land is tillable, the up
lands being especially adapted to small
Ia the atiaiarh of a Catakaj.
A four-tined silver fork with "S. B,
Bayard" engraved on the handle war
found in the stomach of a catfish
caught at Louisiana.
Hnp nKCUQg U.MH. C7VIU.(a,
trarrMHhnrv' 'The services were
largely attended. '
Mum A ngusta ' Walperta
judgment at St Louis against the estate
of Mrs. Sclaergens for ffecn yee-s" do-
The Miaooarri board of railway eons
mfasiooers decides that paaseagersacrd
not purchase tiqketa before boarding a
Xlpwod1 By tho r
The frost oa the night of the SMh ex
tended as far south ia Misoowri si
Springfield. Late garden track was
badly nipped. .
Missouri corn aaa general thing
jat of danger) therefore too frost of
th 13th canor Terr llttia dAmaf W
THE SUPREME COURT ;
Will Moot' Host Tsawamy wtth a Ugh
aad DwetuK, Diiwiaonnlla the ttlllty
the Mow Jort og Appiali
WASMixarox. Oct. a. The Ostober '
term of the supreme eoari of toe 1'aited
State, will' begin a week from to-day.
the 9th Inst The court will open the
term with a docket that ia itself dem
onstrates tho advantages of the new
court of appeals. While the docket
for the October term, in 1894, st tho
opening contained 1.8IS eases, there sro
but 1,031 awaiting the court's attest- '
Uoa at thla time.- If thla rate of pro
gresaioa is maintained the court will
be confronted, with, not h jag bat ear
rent eases seven years he ace. The
new eaaea docketed for thla term In
clude a number of interest to the coun
try. Prominent among them are the)
appeals by Ah Sing and four other
Chinese from the judgment of tho
I'nited States court for the northern
district of California; which will bring
np for review the tteary Chine, law.
The Mormon ease ia another of im
portance. I'pon the decision will de
pend the disposition of tho funds aris
ing from the sale of church property
under the Edmunds-Tucker act,
Three railroad eases will attract gen
eral attention, one of them ia the ap
peal of Lemon, one of the Lake Shore
engineers who refused to haul his train
because It contained some ears from
the Ana Arbor railroad upon which m
strike waa In pi ogress. The other two
are similar In nature and present the
question how far the states may go in
the matter of assessing railroad prop
erty and finding freight rate. Besides
these the court will have eleven mur
der eases from Fort Smith. Ark., to de
termine, and the mineral land ease of
Borden vs. the Northern Pacific rail
road from Montana affecting a largo
portion of the land grant
The confirmation of the nomination
of W. II. Ilornblower. of New York, to
be an associate justice of the court.
vice Samuel Blatcbford, deceased, has
not yet been anmroneed. and the prob
abilities seem to be that the court will
be short one member when it meets,
nless confirmation is made ia tho
Justices Field, Brow a. Brewer and
Jackson are already In the city and
the remainder of the court will reach
Washington this week. The court
will meet at noon on the 9th lost., and
after the induction Into office of Judge
Ilornblower, if he shall have been
confirmed, and the admission of at
torneys, will adjourn to pay their re
spects to President Cleveland. Tho
next day the call of the docket begins.
THE YELLOW FEVER.
Many New Cass, aad No EauoaraKanx.na
at llrwaawh-h. The Ualy Hew at
IIhi'xswick, Ga.. Oct. S. Twelve
new cases of yellow fever were re
ported yesterday. Sixty-five natieata
are now under treatment.
Surgeon Murray returned yesterday
morning at 10 o'clock from Jesup, and
reports that the autopsy on C. K. War
ren, the deputy sheriff who died there
Saturday, proved by the Inquest that
he had yellow fever. It is stated that
Warren had not been in any infected
district within the past few weeks,
and if this be true the theory that it
requires only ten days' incubation for
the fever to develop will be proved un
reliable. The idea that negroes are
by nature exempt from the disease ia
also dissipated. The negroes to date
ve been the greatest sufferers, and
so many fatal eases have developed
among them that scientists are investi
gating. No cheering words can be truthfully
written on the subject The seowrgo
is sure to stay until frost Four-fifths
of the .1,000 people here will have the
fever before frost comes. This ia no
idle statement, bnt the result of care
ful consultation with the physicians
on the ground.
Surgeon Murray working day and
night Saturday afternoon he visited
Miss Orilla Dart, on St Simon s island.
and found her much Improved. He re
turned at midnight, and left on a spe
cial train yesterday morning at 10
o'clock for Jesup, held an autopsy
there, and returned to Brunswick at II
Ow. xlaa Solr-Dm ijed mm4 Anwcao nas-
Chicago, Oct 2. Yesterday after
noon William Smldtha, while in a fit
of jealousy, shot Henry Miller ia the
right thigh and then went into his
room and cut his throat from ear to
ear, causing almost instant death.
Both of the yonng mea have been
been paying attention to Mary Polst,
a German girl, aged t& When Smidtha
went home Saturday he saw the object
of his adoration in the company of
Henrv Miller. Early yesterday morn
ing the two men met in the street .ia
front of the boarding house, and a
heated argument took place, which
terminated ia a fight Smidtha waa
badly worsted ia the encounter, and
retired to repair damages and nurse
plans of vengeance.
Smidtha again met MUler, ana witn-
out a word of warning drew a revolver
and shot him. The infuriated maa
then jumped apon and struck him aa
til he fell over aawnseiows. Smidtha
was evidently ander the impression
he had killed hie rival and went into
his own room before anyone could
reach him and eat his throat, severing
the jugular vein, death following
almost immediately. Miller is las pre
Pofwuoe to tho Milium
Loudon. Oct 1. A dispatch received
ay the Exchange Telegraph Co. here
states that Admiral de Meilo. com
manding the rebel Brazilian fieet. In
tended to attack one of the forts at the
month of the harbor of Rio de Janeiro
yesterday morning, bat desisted owing
to the it prtscntatiottsot me comnssnq-
of the foreign war snips bow m una
harbor. The dispatch adds that Mr.
Hugh Wind ham. British minister te
Brazil, sad the other ministers are en
deavoring to bring nbowt a tLsaatina
of hostilities. Minister WiadJtaan Be
lieves that the effort will he seujsf aL
Or. nWdf vd Cwafd l Is
v- ra-a l nw- Assnrv B.
isaw v . --
ttraaioru. iai, J -; ; .
minister of the First Coagregatkmml
church, Mont Clair. X earn .of the
.ji. f 4b fhatlmlr, aSMf WSBClw
CUlHRV " '
kaowa as preacher and author, ha re
ceived aa r
torete oi Westotiwrter chasel. cmdoav.
- i t-v ,m mad located ntear
Baekingham palaem. Westminster An-
. ska, ITa lia mat MMA.
Bradford has been jareacbiaf through
July and August He hae not yet sig
alflod hit IatenUoacflOOarnln thooail.
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