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CAPE GIRARDEAU. - ?.!!' S"URI.
Thk strike of the bakers in Madrid
became general, on the 29th, and it
was difficult to procure bread in the
city. Soldiers were put to work as
A dispatch from London, on the 1st,
said: "The prince of Wales has sold
his yacht Britannic, but the name of
the purchaser has not been made
A mkdal of honor has been pre
sented to Maj.-Gen. Daniel E. Sickles,
U. S. A., retired, for most distinguished
gallantry, while in command of the
third army corps at Gettysburg, Pa.,
July 2, 1803.
Tile monthly statement of the direc
tor of the mint, issued on the 1st,
showed that the coinage executed dur
ing October aggregated S"S,4UG,500, as
follows: GoUI.83,845,000; silver, 82,301,
000; minor coins,;S:.'80.000.
Saxon Puigcebvkh, Spanish minister
of finance, declared, on the l!0th, that
in view of the "satisfactory news from
Cuba and the United States and the
Philippine islands' there is no imme
diate necessity for the issue of a fresh
Henbv Geobge, the caudidate of the
Jeffersooian democracy for mayor of
Greater Xew York, died in the Union
Square hotel in tUat city, on the 2'Jtk,
at 4:45 a. m. Death was due to cerebral
apoplexy, superinduced by overwork
in the campaign.
Lieut.-Col. Randall, will have at his
command 200 reindeer trained to har
ness, and two Lapps aud several Eski
mos, experienced in driving deer, with
which to relieve starvation in the Yu
kon valley this winter aud thus pre
vent untold misery.
The comparative statement of the
receipts ami expenditures of the United
States, issued on the 1st, showed that
the total receipts for the mouth of Oc
tober were $!4.391,415, aud the expendi
tures $1,701,012, making the excess of
expenditures over receipts for the
The interest of the United States
government in the Union Pacific rail
road terminated, ou the 1st, when, at
the foreclosure sale at Otnalia, .Neb.,
under the mortgage held by the United
States, the road was purchased by the
committee of eastern capitalists formed
for its reorganization.
The action of Bay conference in sus
pending Rev. Charles O. Brown for un
miuisterial conduct was sustained, on
the 29th, by the mutual council of the
Congregational church, in session in
Chicago.which had been reviewing the
case. The council acquitted Dr. Brown
of the most serious charge.
The municipal election in Greater
New York, on the 2d, resulted in the
choice of Robert A, Van Wyck for
mayor, the vote for the three more
prominent candidates being: Van
Wyck, 235,181; Low, 14S..M3; Tracy,
101,823. Tue vote for George was a
disappointment to his friends.
The 1776 stone house at Tappan, X.
Y-. was blown down by the wind on
the 2d. This is the house where Maj.
John Andre was imprisoned, and
from which he was taken to his execu
tion on October 2, 1780. It was owned
by Dr. Stepheus, of Tappan, aud has
been visited by people from all over the
Sib Wilfred Laurier and Sir Louis
Davis will leave Ottawa, OnU, on the
bth, for Washington, to attend the con
ference between experts of Great Brit
ain and the United States, regarding
seal life in Behring sea. J. X. Mc
Couu, the Canadian expert, and Mr. R.
N. Vennin, chief clerk of the fisheries
(ibpartment, will accompany the min
isters. The new congressional library at
Washington, which had been in course
of construction for six years, was
opened to the public ou the 1st.
There were no ceremonies of any kind.
All the departments, with the excep
tion of those devoted to the tine arts
and music, are ready for the use of
the public, aud the work on the two
named is being pushed as rapidly as
A rsoFOUN'D sensation has been
caused in Athens, by a naval scaudal
of formidable proportions. It has just
been ascertained that all the cart
ridges fitted to the torpedoes during
the war between Greece and Turkey
were unprovided with percussion caps
and fulminate mercury, lience if
the torpedoes had of been called into
use they would have been perfectly
The Norwegian government has in
ttructed the governor of the province
of Tromsoe, the most northern prov
ince of Norway, to charter a steamer
at the expense of the state, provision
it for six months and send out a relief
expedition for lierr Andree, the aero
naut, who ascended in his balloon, the
Eagle, July 11 last, from Spitzbergen,
1,400 miles west of the north cape of
Norway, in a proposed expedition to
the north pole.
The firm of Coates, Son fc Co., of
London, who recently undertook the
formation of a syndicate for the pur
chase of the Union Pacific railway line,
and who offered to pay in full the
government claims on the main line
and the Kansas division if the govern
ment would secure a postponement of
both sales to December 15. next, on the
30th sent a cable message to President
McKinley suggesting that the United
States government should secure the
postponement of the sale until that
NOVEMBER 1897. t
T f TTTTTT1
TEE HEWS IS BRIEF.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
A vigorous fight is being made to pre
vent the Palisades of the Hudson from
being used by unscrupulous quarry men.
ALLtbe meetings of cottou operatives,
throughout the north of Eugland, on
the 2Sh, instructed their delegates
to inform the operators that their men
would not consent to the proposed re
duction in their wages. As 80 per
cent, of the employers have combined
with the object of enforcing a reduc
tion, the situation is most critical.
About 250,000 operatives are affected.
Fked Rico Mora and Eicardo de
Eequeseus, found guilty at New Or
leaus of making false notes of the bank
of Costa Rica and the currency of the
Republic of Colombia, were, on the
29th, sentenced to two years' impris
onment at Sing Sing, N. Y.. and to
pay a fine of S2.000.
Failures throughout the United
States during the week ended the 20th,
as reported by li. G. Dua & Co., were
210, against 270 for the corresponding
week last year. For Canada the fail
ures were 25 against 40 last year.
The White Star liner Britannic, from
New Y'ork, arrived off the harbor of
Queenstown at 11 p. m. of the 2'Jth. A
tender went out, but was unable to get
alongside owing to the high seas pre
vailing. The Britannic proceeded for
Liverpool, after a half hour's delay,
without lauding the Irish passengers
The New York World opened a fund,
on the 29th. for the erection of a memo
rial to Henry George. Jos. Pulitzer
subscribed 81,000: Mayor Strong of
New York,eity S50; Mayor P. J. Glea
son of Long Island City, S50, and
Charles S. Steckler, leader of the Man
hattan democracy, 825.
Miss Rkbecca Wiswei.l, who, it is
thought, was the oldest army nnrse in
the country, died at her home in Ply
mouth, Mass.. on the 2'Jth. of heart
disease. Miss Wiswell was born in
Provincetown in 1808.
As imperial order issued from Con
stantinople,on the 29th, authorized the
Ottoman consuls in Greece to resume
Walter R. Houohtox, a mail c'erk.
aged 25, was arrested at Cheyenne,
Wyo., on the 20th, and confessed to
stealing the registered package con
taining 814.000 which had been sent.
September 23, by the Bank of the Re
public Chicago, to the State national
bank at Butte. Mont.
Under a decision of the Kansas su
preme court inmates of the two sol
diers' homes located in that state are
practically disfranchised. The state
constitution disables inmates of any
asylum maintained at public expense
from acquiring a residence for voting
A meeting of the delegates of the
Amalgamated Association of Cotton
Operatives, the strongest body in the
cotton trade, was held, on the 30th, at
Manchester, and confirmed the deci
sion taken by the cotton operatives
thronghout the north of England to
inform the employers that the pro
posed reduction in wages would not
It was reported in Key West, Fla.,
on the 1st, that the Cuban filibuster
rendezvous in the Bahamas had been
seized by the British government and
a quantity of arms captured and a few
Gex James Lo.ngstkeet, of Georgia,
was appointed commissioner of rail
roads, by the president, on the 20th, to
succeed Gen. Wade Hampton, resigned.
The representative of the Hooley
Jameson syndicate, which has been
negotiating a loan of 16.00J,000 (880,
(00.000) to the Chinese government on
the proposed security of Chinese cus
toms, telegraphed, on the ,30th. from
Pekin that the government had finally
acceeded to the terms demanded by the
Charles Blue Jacket, the head
chief of the Shawnee Indian tribe,
died, on the 30th, in the village of Blue
Jacket, L T., after a long and eventful
life. He was over M) years old, and
the last chief of his tribe. He was the
foremost diplomat of his nation in
treating with the whites, and was uni
John Watka, the Creek Indian who
shot Jonas Deer, another member of
his own tribe, was legally executed at
Chelsea, L T-. on the 31st, for the
crime. The men were rivals for the
hand of the same girl and fought at a
dance, at which she was present, to
decide who should gain her. Watka
killed Deer and afterwards married
the Indian maiden.
Boys celebrating Halloween fa Fort
Branch, Ind., started a fire which de
stroyed Odd Fellows' hall, the Fort
Branch Times office, six business
houses and several dwellings, includ
ing the chief business buildings of the
town. Total loss. 830.000.
The Spanish cruiser Alfonso XIIL,
with Marshal Blanco, the new governor-general
of Cuba, onboard.arrived at
Havana on the morning of the 31st.
Gen Blanco landed at 10 a. m. and
assumed command. He exchanged
farewells with Gen. Weyler at 1 p. m.,
and the latter sailed away on the
Montserrat for Spain.
The private bank of R. G. Baxter at
Burlington. OnU, was broken into, on
the 1st, aud the vault and safe wrecked
by dynamite. About 82,000 was taken.
" Seven" hundred reinforcements ar
rived in Havana, on the 1st, from
A Madrid dispatch says that the pay
of the army in Cuba is 300,000,000 pese
tas, or about 800,000,000, in arrears.
Shareholders in the defunct Union
national bank of Denver, Col., re
ceived notice, on the 1st, from Comp
troller Eckels, to the effect that, in or
der to pay the debts of the bank, it is
necessary to enforce the individual
liability of the stockholders as pre
scribed by the revised statutes. He
therefore demands of the stockholders
of the bank 8500.000, payable before
November 22, at the rate of 8100 for
The Chickasaw legislature, in. ses
sion at Tishomiugo. L T., on the 1st,
ratified the agreement entered into
between the Dawes commission and
the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes of
Indians for the allotment of their
lands and dissolution of their tribal
government. The Indian solons stood
18 for and 10 against ratification of
the treaty, the full-blood element op
posing the measure.
Special Agent Zevelt. of the in
terior department, whose sensational
discovery of 390,000 worth of fraudu
lent Creek Indian warrants was re
cently announced, reached Washing
ton, on the 1st, and made a verbal re
port of his investigation to Acting Sec
retary of the Interior Ryan.
A statement, issued on the 1st, by
the bureau of statistics showed that the
number of immigrants arrived in the
United States during the first three
months of the present fiscal year was
49,200, which is a decrease of nearly
11,500. as compared with the same
period last year.
The monthly statement of the comp
troller of the curreucy shows the total
circulation of national bank notes, ou
October 30, to have been 8230.047,635.
One man was fatally injured and five
persons were severely bruised by a col
lision on the Panhandle road at Hart
dale, Ind., on the 1st.
A positive and final refusal was
given by the Soo road, on the 2d, tc
the request that it become a party to
the agreement to withdraw commis
sions on north Pacific coast business.
Before the Soo will agree to this prop
osition the other roads will have to
concede it the difference it has been
demanding for two years on east-and-west
bound business. Its competitors
are equally determined that it shall
never be allowed these differences.
During the progress of a fire at Bor
not's dyeing and scouring establish
ment in Philadelphia, on the 2d. a
large can of benzine exploded. Thir
teen firemen were so seriously burned
that they had to be taken to a hospi
tal. It was feared that some of them
might lose their eyesight.
Cashier Silfverbeuo. of the Copen
hagen branch of the Mutual Life in
surance Co. of New Y'ork, who was ar
rested on September 28, charged with
embezzling 44,000 crowns, and with
falsifying his accounts, was, on the
3d, sentenced to two years' penal serv
itude. Cvclist J. A. Briegel left Chicago,
on the 2d, bound for Klondike, via El
Paso, Tex., Los Angeles and Frisco,
Cal., and Seattle. Wash. A large
crowd congregated to watch the man
start on his long journey. His wheel,
with outfit, weighed 60 pounds.
Returns of the general election in
Newfoundland, received from all but
two legislative districts, show that the
opposition party, headed by Sir James
Winter, carried 21 seats, the govern
ments andidates holding only 13.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
It was officially announced, on the
3d, that the terras of purchase of the
Universal and Commercial Fuel Gas
Co. of Chicago, from the Emerson-McMillan
syndicate by the People's Gas
Light and Coke Co. (Chicago Gas Co.).
had been settled.! and that the actual
transfer of the property will be made
on the 15th. The purchase price is
The bank of Shipshewana, Ind., was
entered by burglars, on the night of
the 2d, and the safe was blown open
with dynamite. Two men were en
gaged in the robbery. All the valu
able papers were taken, together with
S5.000 in cash. The burglars then es
caped on a handcar.
JosF.ru Chamberlain, British secre
tary of state for the colonies, was in
stalled, on the 3d, as lord rector of the
Glasgow university. There was an im
mense crowd of people present, and
Mr. Chamberlain met with an enthus
Five powers of the Latin union, on
the initiative of Switzerland, have
signed a convention to increase the
number of small silver coins by a franc
per head of their population, using the
existing five-francs to supply the neces
During the three days ended on the
3d, 136 persons died in the city of Ha
vana. Over 50 per cent, of the people
gathered into the Matanzas district, as
a precautionary measure against the
insurgents, are without meat.
Aeronaut Stewart Youno was
drowned in Lake Michigan at the foot
of Monroe street, Chicago, on the Sd.
while attempting to descend from his
balloon in a parachute. Thousands of
people witnessed the accident.
The British ambassador to the Uni
ted States, Sir Julian Pauncefote, has
been instructed to ascertain the views
of the government of the United States
in regard to a reciprocity treaty with
the West Indies.
Owing to the fact that the Carlists
are known to be importing arms into
Spain, the premier, Senor Sagas ta, and
the minister of war. Gen. Correa, are
considering the adoption of repressive
The Paris Temps, in its comments
on the Greater New Y'ork municipal
election, says: "The resultof the elec
tion is deplorable for New York and
the cause of democracy."
Mb. James II. Eckels, the comp
troller of the currency, will accept the
presidency of the Commercial national
bank of Chicago to which he was
elected on the 2d.
" MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
MiMonrl sugar Beet.
Prof. H. J. Waters and Dr. Paul
Schweitzer, of the Missouri experi
ment station, have given out the first
figures, resulting from their experi
ments with the Missouri sugar-beets.
They have analyzed about half of the
beets sent as samples from every coun
ty in the state to ascertain if it will be
profitable to cultivate them for sugar.
The following is a list of the counties
the samples of which have thus far
been analyzed, and the per cent, of
sugar contained in the juice:
Counties. Per cent. Cocntiks! Per cent.
Dallas..... 16.:it Ozark ia.l
Sullivan l. IU Barry II.3C
Madison lft. 10 H ickory 1 l.w
Montgomery 13.13 Barton t.26
Scotland ltt.;i Texas 12.:
Lewis 17.SS St. Charles lift!
Caldwell s.iio Cass ". .... 1M.SJ
Bates ll.hn Washington 10.71
Iron 1 1. UU Pettis K.1C
Carroll ll.u- Lvnn lit
Schuyler I6.u Vernon U1
Clay httTiCedar 11.US
Crawford i:t 00 Jackson liOH
New Madrid ..-l;Kandolph l.'.ttt
Clark lixoCallaway H.1
Taney HlHUentry liHI
Johnston I ...iLivinpston. v.ia
Nodaway ll.3;Cliristian ".17
Holt lft 4 Franklin K.6J
Ray 10.071 Laf avette 11.51
Maries liMft Stoddard 14. .tC
Douglas ia Platte lft 3?
Lawrence li I'.'! An irew lifiC
Chariton 17.00Japer ItiWI
Audrain 7.1'HWavne. uoe
Perry 14.0.1 Ho well 14. J
Marion 1 1.47 Monroe. 12 34
Buchanan 13.0:1 Macon 14. 1 1
Cooper. US-Scott M.M
Phelps, 13.40! Warren Ml
Mercer 13.nl' JenVrsun 8.rl
DeKalb 13. Hoone KTi
UasconaJe 10.0.1 Dent. 14.31
St. Louis. 14.112 Shannon l:i.
McDonald 14.U3 Adair 13.54
WriKht ls.3J!t;reene 12.2S
Mississippi. Hyaline lilt
Governor's Thankj;iviiig Proclamation.
Gov. Stephens has issued his Thanks
giving proclamation as follows:
We are in the midst of the season when we
hear the "fair music that all creatures make to
their irreat Lord." But while plenty may briuif
satisfaction and contentment to the animal
world, man. as the high priest of nature, and
alone capable of rendering intelliit and
devout thanksgiving and worship unto Al
mighty God. can not enjoy to the full extent
his countless blessings save with a irrateful
heart. "Thou crownest the yearwith Thy good
ness and Thy paths drop fatness. The hills are
Birded with joy. The pastures are clothed with
flocks; the valleys also are covered over with
corn: they shout for joy: they alsj sin;;." Our
Kreat commonwealth, tilled with a larger
population than belonged to our whole country
when our fathers won national independence,
can look back over the seventy-six years of
suitenood and see the simple industries of the
pioneers Krown to the many diversitied indus
tries which have made us the eiirhth state in
wealth, as we are the lifth in numbers end
political power in our (Treat Union. We review
a year of plenty, as mine and forest ami pas
ture and orchard and field have resKiuled
to labor. We have been irraciouslv preserved
from famine and pestilence, from tire. M iod and
tornado, from lawlessness and civil strife. Toe
spirit of philantbropby amoni; our citizens has
been active in providing for the needs of the
suffering and the unfortunate, and in building
churches and equipping institutions of learn
ing, where our sons and daughters may be titled
for lives of greater useiulness. Christian
workers have brought many to acknowledge
their obligations to lead better lives, und count
less homes have been made happier for their
efforts during the year.
For every temporal and spiritual blessing en
joyed it becomes us to render devout thanks
giving unto God. Therefore. I, Lon V. Stephens,
governor of Missouri, do hereby appoint 'l hurs
day, November Sft, ls7, as a day of thanksgiving
and prayer, to be observed with appropriate re
ligious services alike about our hearthstones
and In our various places of worship. Let the
day be marked by acts of charity to our fellow
men, no less than by grateful and humble wor
ship of Almighty God, our Heavenly Father.
What more fitting time for liberal gifts to out
benevolent and educational institutions, which
have contributed so much to ihe relief of the
suffering and to the betterment of our people!
in witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and caused the great seal of the state ot
Missouri to be affixed. Done at thes City of Jef
ferson this 1st day of November, in the year of
our Lord 1197. and of the statehood of Missouri
Seal j,on V. Stephens. Governor.
By A. a. LesCeuh, Secretary of State.
Patterson Released on Bond.
Bennett Patterson, who is charged
with attempting to kill his mother.
Mrs. Martha Patterson, 60 years of age,
by shooting her twice in the chest and
back with a shotgun at their home
near Florissant, in St. Louis county,
has been released from the county jail
at Clayton on a 83,500 bond, signed by
his brother, John L. Patterson; his
mother's sister. Mrs. Margaret Ilyatt,
and his uncle, Stanton flumes.
Secretary of State' Office.
Secretary of state Lesueur has made
the following statement of fees re
ceived by him during October, and
paid into the state treasury:
Notaries fees t Si nt
Miscellaneous 3 .7
Domestic corporations............ 0,&f-j ut
Foreign corporations tK
Kudowuieut tax 2,li &
Luuu uepariment lic
Uauroau contracts..... i '7il 4C
Total (10,207 aj
AllMuarl Methodlat Conference.
The Methodist Episcopal bishops, iu
session at Baltimore, Aid., arranged
for visitations for the coming confer
ences. The St. Louis conference was
fixed for March 9, lS'JU. at Springfield;
that of Missouri, at Hannibal, March
10, and that of Central Missouri at
Topeka, Kas., March -X Tue various
conferences will be in charge of Kiahop
U. W. Warren.
State Treasury statement.
Statement of the transactions of the
state treasury for October, as filed by
btate Treasurer F. L. Pitts with Gov.
Total receipts (382.23S II
Total disbursements a..u.r, vi
Earnings Missouri penitentiary. ltt,iH2 12
Lunatic asylum rso. i y.lftj id
Lunatic asyium No. 2.... i,6j4 a
Lunatic asylum No. 3 2,sC st
scuool for ueaf and aumb.... l.a.10 uu
Let OB With m Light Sentence.'
The jury in the Iiez liasco case at
Maryviile brought in a verdict of guilty
of murder in the first degree, aud the)
punishment fixed by the jury at ten
years in the penitentiary. This ver
dict is made possible by the law
enacted by the legislature las.
Followed Her Has band.
At Clinton Mrs. Aunie Andrews was
thrown from a buggy and died in a few
hours' from her injuries. Just 12 days
before her husband died very suddenly.
Vigilance Committee Organised.
Farmers living north of St, Josepu
have organized a vigilance committee
ana threaten openly that they will
hang the next highwayman caught,
Alt Their Children Were Present.
Mr. and Mrs. C. IL Wellt celebrated
their golden wedding anniversary at
Sweei Springs, Saline county. All of
their children were or esc.nl.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bacritary Wilton's Annul Report to the
President The Work and Projeota ol
the Agricultural Department Sum mar
Ised Necmalt for American Agents
Washisoton, Oct. 29. Secretary Wil
son has presented his report to the
president reviewing the operations of
the department of agriculture for the
past year. The most important recom
mendation made by him is one that
agents for the department snould be
stationed at each of the important
American embassies for the collection
of information of interest to American
farmers. Referring to this sub ject, h
'We are endeavoring to get informa
tion from foreign countries with which
we compete in the markets of the
world regarding crops and prices. We
are also taking steps to ascertain! what
crops are grown on different thermal
lines, so that seeds and plants may in
telligently be brought to this country
assist in tbe diversification of our crops
and add to their variety.
"There is necessity for -American
agents in every foreign country tc
which we send representatives wha
have had education in the sciences re
lating to agriculture. The agricultural
colleges endowed by congress are edu
cating along these lines."
The secretary recommends an in
crease in the appropriatiations in aid
of tbe bureau of animal industry, of
the weather bureau and publication
offices. lie thinks the department
should be enabled to place the results
of important operations at agricultural
colleges before the entire country, "so
that the farmers of each state may gel
the result of the good work dene in
lie refers to the efforts of the depart
meat to extend the foreign markets foi
Americau dairy and live-stock products,
which he thinks can be done by mak
ing tbe foreigners familiar with them,
lie says the policy in the future will
be to "encourage the introduction oi
such seeds as wit. enable our people tc
diversify their crops and keep money
ut home that is now sent abroad to buy
what the United States should pro
duce." Mr. Wilson says the department will
continue its pioneer work in tbe en
couragement of the sugar beet, and ex
presses the opinion tiiat the country
will, within a few years, raise all the
sugar it requires. He expresses the
opiuion that nearly all of tbe $38 3,000,
uuJ sent abroad last year for sugar,
hides, frnits, wines, animals, rice, flax,
hemp, cheese, wheat, barley, beans,
eggs and silk might have been kept at
home, lie also thinks the United
States should grow its own chicory,
castor beans, lavcuder, licorice, mus
tard, opium, etc. With reference tc
horses, the secretary says:
"The American farmer can grow
horses as cheaply as he can grow cat
tle. We have a heavy and profitable
export trade in cattle, and may have an
export trade equally heavy in horses.
The department is gathering facts re
garding our horse industries and the
requirements of purchasers abroad, so
that our farmers can learn what for
eign buyers demand.
The most important work in which
the animal industry bureau has been
engaged is, he says, that looking to tbe
destruction of the cattle tick, for which
it is believed that an agent has
been found in a petroleum product
known as paraffine oil, in which
infected cattle are dipped. The ex
tension of the meat inspection work to
abattoirs engaged iu interstate busi
ness is recommended, as is the con
tinuance of the inspection of export
animals, in order to maintain the mar
ket which has been secured for them in
The secretary criticises the present
system of crop reporting. lie says it is
extremely cumbersome, and that in
stead of conducing to completeness and
accuracy, it would appear, from the re
port of the statistician, to iu some
measure defeat its own object by its
own unwieldiness, and by the fact that
the indefinite multiplication of crop re
porters weakens the sense of individual
"I strongly favor the making of some
pecuniary acknowledgment of the serv
ice of a carefully-selected corps of cor
respondents, selected mainly in the.
principal agricultural states, and that
reliance be placed upon the state sta
tistical agents for information regard
ing the states of minor agricultural
He recommends the employment of
a principal statistical agent in each
CAPT. LOVERING'S CASE.
The Court of Inquiry Said to Have Rec
ommended a Court -Mar tlaL
New York. Nov. 2. A dispatch tc
the Herald from Washington says:
If Gen. Miles approves the findings
of the court of inquiry. CapL Lovering,
Fourth infantry, who kicked and
pricked with his sword, and caused
to be dragged over the parade
ground. Private Hammond, at Ft.
Sheridan. . I1L, will be tried by
court-martial. The record and find
ings of the court have reached the wac
department, and it is said the recom
mendation is for court-martial.
Gen. Miles has not telegraphed the
findings to. Secretary Alger, who is in
Detroit, because, as acting secretary ol
war, he is empowered to take action in
the case, especially in connection with
matter affecting army discipline.
AM Thorn Apples and Died.
Nkw York. Nov. 2. Carl Roi-har
four-years-old, is dead,from what is be-
iievea to nave oeen me effects of eat
ing the fruit-of the iimson or thorn
apple. William Poth, six-years-old, ate
some of the stuff, .and is also in i
Died of HU Injuries.
ttERLur. Nor. 9. Gen. von Bulow,
brother of ltaron von Bnlow. th a.
re vary of stale for foreign affairs, died
hete yesterday as the result of injuries
which he sustained by being turowu
irom ms sonte winie out riding.
A" DAY OF ANXIETY.
Counter Claims by Republicans
The Majority In the Legislature The).
Choice of a Cnlted States Senator to See
ceed Haiina Republican Chances
Improve as the Day Advance.
Columbus, O.. Nov. 4. Yesterday
was a day of anxiety with the Ohio
politicians. It opened with the repub
licans and democrats both claiming;
the election of their state tickets and s
majority of the members of the legis
lature. Before noon the democrats
conceded the election of the republi
can state ticket by larger pluralities
than were given Tuesday night in the
earliest of these dispatches as die
claims of the republicans.
Last night the democratic state com
mittee announced no definite claims on
the legislature and the republican
state committee raised its claim to sv
majority of five on joint ballot, as fol
lows: Senate, 17 republicans, 19 dem
ocrats; honse, 58 republicans, 51 demo
crats. Total, 75 republicans, 70 demo
crats. Wood county had been conceded to
the democrats until last night, when
the complete returns caused tbe re-.
publicans to claim it.
On the returns, complete, at repub
lican state headquarters, the demo
crats will have a majority of two in
the senate and the republicans of
seven in the house. In these claims
the f usionists from Cincinnati are ail
counted as democrats.
The republicans can organize the
bouse without fusion. There is only
one of the four senators, elected on the
fusion ticket in Cincinnati, who is a
republican, and he now becomes a fac
tor. If Senator Voight. of Ciucinnati,
who is a republican elected on the fu
sion ticket, should vote with the re
publicans on the organization of the
senate, or on anything else, that body
will be a tie with Lieut. Gov. Jones
(rep.) having the deciding vote.
If the democrats had secured a ma
jority of the legislature, or the fusion
ists held tilt balauce of power, it is
said that tiie fusionists would have
voted with the democrats.
The republicans now expect two or
more of the fusion republicans to vote
with them for senator, in which event
they claim a majority of seven on joint
ballot, with 77 republicans aud t dem
ocrats. None of the fusion votes for senator
were counted on by the republican
managers in the event they would be
needed by the democrats to elect their
nominee, but now many speculations,
are made about the fusion votes.
When it was thought yesterday that
control of the legislature might de
pend npon one vote, there was appre
hension of trouble in some counties.
Emissaries were sent out from state
headquarters to close counties to watch,
the counting. Tbe Ohio law provides
that "Not less than one nor more than
five days from the day of election dep
uty state supervise rs in each county
shall begin the official canvass of the
vote and continue fromtiay to day un
til completed." f
In the event of protracted contests in
tbe close counties, the suspense might
tave continued until the legislature
met next January. Since the change
of claims at the democratic state head
quarters last night on the complexion
of the legislature, two important ru
mors have been vigorously circulated.
One is that John R. McLean will be
pressed by the Ohio democracy for the
democratic nomination for president in
1900 and that Senator Hanna will have
opposition in his own Darty for
election to the senate. It is
claimed by those advocating McLean
for the presidential nomiuation that
he deserves credit fcrV the reduction of
the republican plurality to less than
half of what it was last year and of
the republican majority in the legis
lature from 80 on joint ballot to five.
And the democrats claim that the ma
jority on joint ballot would be five the
other way if they had an equal chance
on contests. There are 3(5 members of
tbe state senate, and only one or two
of those districts that are so close or
doubtful as to admit of contests on
which republican senators could be
On tbe other hand there are 109 mem
bers of the house, in which the repub
licans claim a majority of seven, while
the democrats hat-.- a majority of two
ia the senate. There are several coun
ties so close on the vote for representa
tives that several seats could be
changed in that body. Iu the settle
ment of contested seats the republi
cans would have such an advantage in
the honse over the democrats ia the
senate that it is not likely that the
latter will be aggressors iu the mat
ter. And this may allow the close
margin of the republicans on joint bal
lot for senator to go uncontested in
any of the close counties or before the
committees on elections in the general
There is another alleged movement
which is causing much more comment,
and that is the rumor that Gov. Bash
nel will be brought out for senator
against Marcus A. Hanna.
Gov. Bush nell and all others involved
in this movement deny any knowledge
of it or that (hey would have any thing'
to do with it.
Secretary Sherman SatUSed.
WASHMe-rosr. Nov. . Secretary
Sherman arrived in Washington early
yesterday morning, and was at hia
desk busy with affairs of state, looking
as fresh as if he had not voted Tues
day at Mansfield, O., and made the
long trip back to Washington
night. The secretary had uot received
any private advices, but said that he
was satisfied, from the condition of af
fairs as known to bim last night, that
the republicans had carried the state
ticket and the legislature as well, in
suriag a republican senator aa wcr
ccssor to Mr. Uannav