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JEFFERSON CITY$MI8S0TOit Tit7 ' JPAY, JANUARY 2, 1890. 42325 NUMBER 3. m,Z-BOO ERATH PLOTHING, HATS, OOXSi SHOESt GROCER- lOviaroNs. tohaccos. SOvW-AnllK, QUEENSWAKE, rAnftrtllT-M MAI. 'IV KTH. uuiiiry itouuco nougm anu som. s'nciiyerca free ol cuargo to IMirtot'lho-citv. '003. V"cst Mnin and Corner jjjWjSlrcet.- 3D -wi a- h: n?. -DEALER IN 'lories,. Agricultural Implements jjgCarts, . 1'lows, Harrows, Hay ttiorn ,snciiort3,,ioea winters, llvTO.t Wcat Main Street. rlm R E P H L 0. W -DKALEH IN- Bum Pasua has had a rolapso. There la secondary hemorrhage from the oar, and groat anxiety Is folk, Tins Now York City Southorn Sooloty, on tho 20th, adopted' formal resolutions of sorrow for tho doath of Ilonry W, Grady. This formal accession of' Carlos I. as King of Portugal was .proclaimed, on tho 28th, with claborato and Improsstvo ceremonies. A KUiimitt of Pronoh, Portuguese, Gorman and Italian merchants rosidlng and doing business In Brazil havo ap plied to their respective govprnmonts for, protect Ion. Loud SAusnuuv has assontod to Portugal's request for delay In regard to notion in tho African mattor until tho full account of Sorpa Pinto's doings reaches .Lisbon. .' ',. qrnl Merchandise, Main Street. No. 501 JoUK Tkmpleton Coomdoe, president Of tho Columbia Hank of lloaton, died on tho 28th, of "la grippe," Mr. Cool- idgo was one of tho oldest bank presi dents In Boston. mm. JffD. BIOS, Successor to J. E. Ilemmel) i DEALER IN Staplo nnd Fancy Groceries, and , keeps constantly in stock a large as sprttuent of Glassware nnd Queens 'ware, cto. Highest market pried tajd for country produce. Goods lolJVcrcd to any part of tho city free Stt cliargo. Give Iilin a call. C. ft L. 1AGHER BREWERS, JEFFERSON CITY, MO. 'KJ3G AND BOTTLED BE EE. Havo the largest Brewing and Uotlling House Wst of St. Louis. Trm Egyptian steamer Massourah loft Ilagamoyo for Mombassa, on tho 27th, whenco Bho will proceed to Cairo via Suez. Moutenant, Stairs and somo of Kmln Pasha's troops aro on board. TnmtlFio gales visited Now York, Pennsylvania and other States, on tho 20th, doing untold dainago to property and causing tho loss of many lives, with personal injury to scores of others. TunnK are now upwards of olovon thousand idlo worklngmcn In tho Char- lorol district of Ilelgium and tho strikes aro slowly increasing. Tho men aro all peaceably disposed and no disturbances havo occurred. M03STUOE HOUSE W. AV. WAGNER, Proprietor. Sfi.OO PEE 3D .A. "ST. Cor. High and Monroe Sis. Enlarged, refitted and furnished. .First class in all departments. Ac commodating and trusty porters at nil tinlns. . Electric Bells and Hess Guest call yinl'Flro alarm in evcrv room. Oflleu. mill tn rrrntt" n twl flitnot f$l&' 'Ssta'plo rooms in the city on tho first I &.-' floor. ' EST' 4 n m ii m VICTOR ZUBER DEALER IN AND MANUFACTURER Olf MARBLE 0 AND GRAMTEs Monuments and Headstones, Adjoining Merchant'. Bank, Jefferson St. HOTEL CITY CORNER HIGH AND MADISON STS. EFFERSOHCITY, HISSOURI. FRED. KNAUT, Proprietor. TES $2.00 PER DAY. phono communications and other atlern conveniences. Commercial ineit will 11 nil t to their Interest to stqp at the Uity. It is centrally lo vatcd and its sample rooms arc the best .Trusiy porlcrs at all passcn gertralns. I0D0RE TAfflER. tinfiri Maohinn RonnirQbnnc Bi.SS;CA8'riN08 madk to order- fe:Wvo us n call for anything in our ii ' ' , '( . i ; . , jbops on Jefferson street, between qgklin nnd Ashley. -THIS. BRIERS' HOME, " ElVlKUiviZKLf, l'roprietor. M- purchased the "Farmers' ljN! rnrnnr nf .TpfnrRnii nnd iln 'streets, and put everything !tho premises in good order, I the patronago cf farmers and pass Meals -and Lodging, est .nation, wines, oeer ana eilwavs on hand. Good horse irwton lots. Rates very reason TSVftro rrtannrtf fnlltr P'FRED. TRUETZEL, Prop. IS DEEPING, fcTA, 't TV IZilTMBEE 10 STEAM FITTER 4iMAtisoN Street. tfprXletroit Gas Machine Co utjuunj; i'uuiio una privna f Iron and -Wood Pumps and Mjlre,Cbandellci'8,I.ead ff.rsueec j.eau," item Tubs, tfflffltxvt, plosets, Rubber rbVjini, Check Valves, Stop ter;Pmo'.'Steanj'Heatlne Boll- i tori Etc. ;Stem JleatlnE , Mfl (lmatrglven on;li;lrln(i What amounts to a panic exists among tho farmers of Bomo of tho counties of Mlddlo Tonncssco, tho causo being tho iarlng oporations of a gang of horso thlevos that' has been operating therq for sCVoral months. On tho 20th, tho oightioth annlver- lary of his birth, Hon. Wm. E. Glad; stono rocolvod 200 telegrams and 600 tetters of congratulations. Tho first tolcgram received wa3 from tho Prlnco and Princess of Wales. REI'KESKNTATIvn TOM CARTH1C, ol Montana, chairman of tho commlttcoon mines and mining, is credited with having forgotten uioro about mining law and lr- , iaw than most men acquire in tho c arso of a llfo time. Tms now Pacific Mall steamer China Sailed from SanFranclsco for Yokohama and Ilong Kong on tho 20th. Captain Soabury said ho would endeavor to mako tho voyage between that port and xokohamu in lourteon Tue cltlzons of Atlanta, Ga., paid tribute to tho memory of Henry Grady, on tho 20th, by a publio meeting at So- Glvos' Opcra-Houso, presided ovor by tho mayor, and at which addresses wore aollvorod by many proininont people or tho state. News comes from Hurontown, in thi northern peninsula of Michigan, of the burning to doath of a family named Gross and a visitor, consisting in all ol oloven porsons, by tho destruction ol their dwelling caused by tho overturn lng of a lamp. A technical school Is bolng founded at Llogo by Italian monks, at which 1.000 boys can bo accommodated. The object Is to furnish mechanical training with such religious accompanlmonts ai It is hoped will chock tho growth of So cialism among tho Industrial classes. It Is confidently oxpectod that the coming spring will witness scrloua troublo In Oklahoma. Tho "regular" settlers havo arrived at tho conclusion that tho "soonors" must go. Tho lattor aro thoso who slipped in In advanco of tho tlmo appointed by tho President. Rev. William ii. IlunuARD, pastor of tho First Presbvtorian Church of Au' burn, N. Y., stopped in the mlddlo of his sermon, on tho 29th, and dismissed his congregation as a robuko to tho choir, whoso frivolous behavior during sorvlco was scandalizing tho sacred edl flco. A Mon of sovoral hundred masked men raided tho jail at llarnwell Court Houso, S. C, at two o'clock on tho morning of tho 28th, ovorpoworod tho teller and took out olght negro prison' ors, charged with murder, whom they carried to tho outskirts of tho town and shot to death. The striking Knights of Labor loath' er workers, of Woburn, Mass., havo ifr sued a statement of their caBO to tho public They admit tho shrinkage in value of manufactured products during the year, but assert that this has boon fully balanced by rcducod cost of raw material and lower wagos. 'Ahoy OX' press willingness to arbitrate tho dis puted questions. The National Loaguo for tho Protec tion of American Institutions has been Incorporated in Now York "to secure constitutional and logislatlvo safeguards for the protection of tho common-school system and other American institutions, and to promoto public instruction in harmony with such institutions, and to provent all soctarian denominational appropriation of publio funds." James Fioert, a woll-drcssod and ap parently woalthy man, supposod to bo from San Francisco, oroatod excltomont in tho Catholic Church at San Mateo, Cal., on tho night of tho 20tb, by com' mlttlng sulolde. At tho close of tho sorv ices' ho calmly arose,- drew a pen-knlfo and out his throat throe times boforo any ono could Interfere, Iledled In five minutes without speaking a word. A piePATCii Uym Bio do Janeiro states that a plot to overthrow tho provisional 1 government had been 'discovered, and Dom Pedro was implicated in it. In the .belief that, tho deposed Emperor was plotting against the now' government tbo .provisional rulers revokoi the de .one graRww mm nnniigr. CURRENT TOPICS. THE NEWSIHMtEF. Personal and general. Uive convicts who 'wore making Christmas pudding in tho penitentiary at Kingston, Ont, on tho night of tho 24th, ..overpowered three officials in tho bako-shop, scaled tho walls and escaped. Had they desired, they could havo no cured tho keys, which Wore on tho per son of Keeper Urennan, and lot 500 des peradoes loose. Tue Unltod States war-shin Ei.lor- prlso arrived at Gibraltar on tho 20th. Sovcral of hor officers and crow were suffering from influenza, and tho ship was consequently quarantined, whoro Upon sho procoeded wostward. Tire lnfluonza. which is almost onl- Memlb in Paris, la'assumirig'tt morn boi!-- ous typo than that which characterized It at tho outsat. Many cases havo do- volopod into pnoumonla with fatal re sults. The Provincial Government of Para. Prazll, has established in its own inter est a monopoly of tho India rubber trado against which many exporting houses In 'ara, chlouy American and French, havo emphatically protested. The Russian Influenza has roached tho Rooky mountains. Throe-fourths of tho citizens of Denver aro sufforlng from It. Reports from Choyonno are to tho eftcot that that city Is similarly af fected. Late roports from tho see no of tho rioting at Jcssup, Ga., placo tho num ber Killed at ton. The city solicitor of Philadelphia has decided that tho Eight-Uour law is ap plicable to tho departments undor con trol of tho city govarnmont Tho law was onaoted by tho Pennsylvania Logls laturo twenty-ono years ago, but has re mained a dead lottor until attention was recently called to it by tho United Labor League Three workmen woro injured, ono of them fatally, by tho falling of a scaffold at tho new building of tho Thompson' Houston Electric Light Conipat at Omaha, Neb., on tho 20th. The Unltod States crulsor Charleston went into commission, on tho 20th, at San Francisco, Captain George C. Romy taking command. Commodore llonham and his officers and many cltlzons wit' ncssod tho hoisting of tho flags, and tho band played "Tho Star Spangled Han' ncr." Tho Charleston will probably not bo ready for soa until February. A severe shock of earthquake oc' curred at Aclrcalo, Sicily, on tho 20th, throwing down several housosand bury ing their occupants boncath tho ruln3. Zaaliiero's Immense carpet manu facturlng works at Loyden, Holland, wero dostroyed by lire on tho 20th. Tho less Is vory heavy anda largo number of operatives aro thrown out of work. Duiiino tho temporary absence of Mrs. Lena Schlp from hor homo in Omaha, on tho 20th, tho houso caught flro and hor throo children, .a boy of soven, a girl of tour and a six-months-old baby-boy, who woro looked in tho houso, woro burned to death. A hun drcd pooplo witnessed the casualty, but vcro unablo to savo tho lmprlsonod children. The Popo has sent an autograph let- tor to vom Carlos congratulating him upon ills accession to tho Portuguese throno. The National liank of Moxico has do clarcd a dividend of six per cent, on ac count of tho current yoar's profits, and will probably declare nlno por cent ad' dltlonal later on. The Auditor and Publio Examiner of South Dakota aro looking into tho af fairs of tho live-stock Insurance conv panics of that Stato, and tho lattor aro rapidly dropping out of oxlstonco. James Smith, tho Now York lottor carrier who shot and lclllod his two children, aged respectively two years and cloven months, on Novombor 23 last. was placed on trial, on tho 27th, before Judge Glldoralcovo. Tho jury adjudged him Insane, and ho was committed to an insano asylum. There havo boon sovoral deaths in Vienna from dlscasos that began with influenza. Three nuns of tho ordor of St. Fran' cis havo beon Imprisoned at Munich for cruelty to tholr pupils. The llrazlllan Consul General, Salva- doro Mondonoa, telegraphed C. R. Flint & Co., of Now York, on tho27tli, that ho had rocolvcd cables from llrazll prepar ing mm for bad news. Ho continued. however, to have oonftdenco in tho strength of tho government. The stockholders of tho Roll's Gap and tho Clearfield & Jelforson Railroad companies votod, on tho 27th, to consoll date undor tho namo of tho Ponnsyl' vanla & Northwestern Railroad Com pany, W. Davis, day telegraph oporator at Peach Springs, Ariz., was shot and killed, on tho night of tho 20th, near tho telegraph othco in that placo. O. Abroso, tho night operator, lias boon ar rested, chargod with tho shooting. Portugal, Germany and Italy will shortly sond a circular noto to tho Pro visional Government of llrazll protest ing against that government s scheme In regard to tho naturalization of foreign' ors rosidlng In llrazll. Henrv Lohmahn, aged soventy years, a prominent tlorman Tumor and freo tblnlcor of llaltlmore, Md., died Christmas, and tho remains wore ere mated at Loudon Park on tho 27th. Two thousand persons in Lisbon havo tho influenza, Including tho Queen and Sonor Gomez, tho Forolgn Minister, In a freight wrcok on tho Pennsvl vanla railroad near Altoona, Pa., on tho 27th, sixteen cars wero demolished, four engines wrecked and Flroman Charles English Injured so that ho dlod. Trj wreck was caused by ono of tho trains parting on tho mountain. Princess Theresa Cuiiistin-aMaiiia, ' cX'Euipress of llrazll, died atOporto, Portugal, on wo 28th. Sbo was daughter of Francis I., King of the Two Sicilies; Emu PAsilA is again improving. .Many OflloQrs of tho Russian army. sjispcotca oi sympamy with tno rvm poultry yarv.Y, nftyp nvvu nrrcoivu, rr : The steamers Ovlnaton; ill Quoun Victoria collided, on tho 20ttf during a fog on tho river Clyde. Thd' Ovlngton was so badly damagod thut ,'she Rank al most instantly. Flvo porsons were drowned. Tho Quoon Victoria was damaged, but remained afloat)? The Emperor of Germany has ratifiod tho scheme for a lottery the proceeds of which are to bo usod In acquiring a slto for a monument to tbo late; Emperor William I. Thoro aro to -be 200,000. tickets, at 200 marks pach." ueonoE w. hwayn, an' instructor in athematlcs at Harvard College, died, tho 20th. at tho. Massaehussotts Hospital in Roston, of the Russian In fluenzal . .,S It is discovered that the force of secret agents of Austria lh Italy has boon considerably increased of late, tho special object of watchfulness, h'oing the movements of tho Irrcdgritlijf -vjrty. " OKNEii'Al.'VATf 5oV6K-?, Ruwan Min ister of War, recently proposed that only members of noblo families should bo mado officers of tho army. Tho Czar has rojoctod tho proposition. The situation in regard to tho influ enza cpldomlo In Paris shows no sign of improvement Tho epidemic is increas ing at Munich. In Berlin tho dlsoaso is accompanlod by dengue fever. Tho or dinary symptoms affecting tho noso, larynx or wlndplpo aro absent, but tho patients suffer from rhoumatlo pains, and tho tomporaturo is high, of ton mach ine 101 degrocs. .Those symptoms dis appear aftor throo days. The body of Miss barab F. Nichols was found f rozon In the ico of tho Morri maa rlvor noar Lawrence, Mass., on the 0th. Miss Nichols, whoso homo was in IJoivldore, was recently swindled out of 81,000 by Charles Me teal f. Sho had been doapondent over this fact and un doubtedly committed sulcido. M. Coxstanr, French Minister of tho Interior, has boon elected Sonator for tho Department of Hauto Garonno. Westminster, Urltlsh Columbia, suf- forcd a loss of 504,000 by flro on tho 2Uth. A shoe factory at Portland, Oro., was burned by an exploding lamp; loss $33,- 000. Jerry; O'Neil and wlfo, of Mount Sterling, Mich., were shot doad in bed by an unknown assassin. The wlfo of Judgo Ilarrctt, of tho Iscw York Supromo Court, Is in an insano asy lum at Dresden, Saxony Victoria Moribini-Sciiillino, who created a sonsatlon in New York n fow years ago by eloping with her father's coachman and finally adopting tho stagn as a profession, is dying with comump tlon in her father's homo. Extreme suffering Is reported as ex isting in Stevens and adjoining counties In Southwestern Kansas owing to tho falluro of tho crops and scarcity, of fuol, Unless aid is spocdily rendered many lamlllos will porlsh from cold and hun' gor, llEirtiY 0.'mrBESllA.,lTrbf, Vatt Wayno, Ind., has just presented to tho German Military Socioty of that city a magUftcontly framed livo-slzo photo graph of tho King of Saxony which Ills Maiosty forwarded to him from Dres den. IN an Oakland (Cal.) boardlng-housc. on tho 20th, Mrs.' Jano Erwln and hci two daughters, Mary and Uosslo, agod sixteen and twolvo rospoctlvoly, wero found dead In bed, having boon asphyx iated by gas. They had Just arrived from Colo Camp, Mo., on routo to von tura County, Cal., where tho husband of Mrs. Erwln has a ranch. James A. Hyrns, an invotcrato cigar' ctto smokor, aged twenty years, conv mltted sulcido at Torro Hauto, Ind., on thooveningof tho 20th, by putting a bullet throng h his head. LATE NEWS ITEMS. The strlkos In Belgium aro assuming a most sorlous phase. There aro now involved upward of sevonteen thousand mon, and in addition to tho probability of riots a coal famine Is Imminent. The commltteo on the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settle' mont of Haverhill. Mass., havo fixed tho da to for tho colebratlon for June and 25 next. Dn. J. 0. C. Blackburn, a votoran journalist of Georgia, died at Atlanta on tho 30th. Frkiuht trafflo on tho Evansvlllo fc Torro Haute and tho Evansvlllo t In' dlanapolis roads both In tho Mackey aystem, was brought to a standstill, on tho 30th. bocauso of a strike oi engin eers, firemen, conductors and brakemen. IIerr REiNDonr. who somo tlmo ago was forced to fleo from Germany owing to his advanced Anarchistic teachings and proclivities, returned to Loipslo from America recently. Though great secrecy was observed with regard to his presence, the authorities became aware of his return and with equal secrecy ar rested blm. Mns. Maria Rodbins, of Now Yortt, will In tho spring oreot a library build inrr to cost S250.000. at Arlington, Mass., whloh. torother with 10,000 volumos.in' tended as tho nucleus of a great library, sho will nrcsont to tho city. The nrotractod slloncoofConsulJohn' son with roirard to recent events in Mosambiquo and the acts of Sorpa Pinto oncouragos tho belief that he Is organiz ing a forco to drive tne ronuguoso irom tno position inoy navu uasuwou. Tn trial of ninety-one Socialists, ivhlohhad boon progressing at Elber- fold. Germany, lor several aays, was concluded on tho 30th. Deputloa Bebel, Orlltenborger and forty-four othors wore acquitted; Deputy Harm was sentonood to six months' imprisonment tuu mo other prisoners wero imprlsonoa ior terms varying irora eignwon mo w fourteen days. A TMimwo explosion of gas occurred, on the 80th, in a two-story, brlok build- g oorner of Elyslan Fields and Vio ry 'stroelaVNew' Orleans; 'demollihliw two buildings and burying six person boneath tho debris. By herolo efforts of tho police and fire departments all were rosoued without sorlous Injuries. A crowded meeting ot tho Labor League of London was hold, on tho SOtb, at whloh resolutions wore passed pro testing igalnst, tha Importation of for elgn'panpVlabor and crglng tJiogoT ernmwt to emulate tha aottoa of tin UaltedflUtiMwith. reprj to liftoff MISSOURI STATE NEWS. Mlaionrl Mines. The first annual report of Labor Com missioner Mori wether is noarly complete and will soon bo in tho hands of the publio printers. From It tho following statistics regarding tho coal-mining 'In dustry of tho Stato for tho year ending Juno so, 1880, aro taken; Kumbcr ot mines In twenty. one counties i 157 Number of kcrrso! powder usod 'KJ.GrO Coatof powderused... JI10r11J nuiuuer oi iuuios in uio.... - ma Number of miners &3U Number of other emnloves l.Att Total number ot all employes 709 Total number ol tons inlncu,... 2,7W),S12 Valuo of output K,3G Avunuru valuo per ton at mlno....... lid Number of fatal accidents..... 10 Number of nun fatal accidents 20 Average number of accidents, one fatal to each 220,081 tons coal mined; avcrago number of accldonls, ono non fatal to 110,010 tons mined. In addition to above, 78,013 tons ot slack coal sold for $3,070. Tho lead and zlno statistics for tho year ending Juno 30, 1880, show: Total number of mines, nlno coun- ties , 287 Total number of tons of zlno 81.&58U Total number of tons ot lead D.ollVi value ol zlno 11,731,1m Valuo of lead im.va Totalvaluoot output $2,139,919 Average value at mines per ton of zinc..... iti.u Average value per ton nf lead $21.27 Number ot fatal accidents 12 Number of non-fatal accidents 21 In addition to tho above oro thoro was produced 25,440 tons of pig leadi which sold for 81,802,285. Grand total valuo of lead and zlno ore and of pig lead, $3,040,233. A Strange Case A strango case was rccontly decided in tho Probato Court of Cooper County. A colored woman sued tho estate of tho late Joseph Hickman for $1,400 wagos, alleging that Hickman purchased her before tho war, and that sho had novor been informed that sho had been eman cipated, and did not know that sho was free until after Hickman s death. Tho court awarded her one-halt of thoclaira. JrMA James' Slayer. Bob Ford, who gained a' National rep utation on account of tho prominent part ho played in tho tragic ending of tho )lfo ot Jesso James, tho noted outlaw, claims that an attempt was mado recent ly to assassinate him In Kansas City. Atcnes Anson Dead. Agnes Anson, tho victim of Caspor Clispy's revolver, at St. Louis, at tbo tlmo ho killed her father and commit ted suicido, a fow weeks ago, died Christmas ovcnlng. Tho bullot was never taken from her brnln lodged. Unseasonable Yf eatlter. Christmas Day in St. Louis is said to havo been the most romarkablo on rec ord. Tho thermometer ranged In tho seventies, pcoplo on tho streots discard ed outnr wraps fires wero allowed to go out, windows wore raised and many en joyed the sprlng-llko zopbyrs, sitting on thuir front-door steps. It.ni Away With a Little Girl. John Lowo, aged twonty-Hve,ranaway with tho daughter ot a Novada farmer, aged thirteen. A llepnty SInriliat Shot. Deputy Marshal Messenger of Now Florence was shot through tho abdomen, fow nights ago, whllo attempting to arrost Ran Soo for disturbing tho pcaco. His recovery Is doubtful. Silk Goods Stolen. Ettcr's "O. P. C. H.," a dry-goods and clothing houso ot Holdcn, was burglar ized a fow nights ago. Tho work was done by oxperts, and about $700 worth of silk goods secured. "LA GRIPPE" IS AROUND. Ilia Epidemic of Russian Tnflaenza Has Ta ken is TIrin Grip on Tills Country, and TT111 Undoubtedly Have ft rrosperom ltnn Itoston and Contiguous Cities Ilava It Uad-lteports From Other Points. Boston, Doc. 27. Boston la overrun with "la grippe." Of actual cases de manding medical care it is no exagger ation to say thoro aro 25,000 in and around Boston. So many East End streot railway employes are down with it that they wero unablo to open up an other oloctrio routo to tho depots on tho day advertised. Many of tho city offi cials nio nursing tho malady at home. At tho house ot correction in Cambridge 133 of tuo 65S prisoners woro laid off from regular work. One doctor in tho Back Bay roports having twcnty-olght pattonts suffering from the grip. In several Instances the sufforers can not loavo their beds. Lawrence, Lowell, Haverhill, Woburn, Lynn, Brockton and other r.ar-Viv cities roport tho spread of tho cplJlomlc thero. In Salem several hundred pcoplo aro sulToring. In ono prominent family it wedding was announced to take placo yostorday afternoon, but as tho prospec tive brido has boon suffcrln?, tho coro mony was postponed. Sixty prisoners in tho Salem jail havo It. Maiden City claims 1,000 cases. Ono death Is re ported from "la grippe" that of a colored man named Lewis, an Inma'o at tho Consumptives Home, who died yesterday. The DNeane In New York and ttrooldyn. New York, Dec 28. The number of poisons in Now York nnd Brooklyn suf fering from influenza is very largo an J constantly increasing. In most casts the patient is subjected to sovero mus cular pains, catarrh, groat debility, etc., with numerous concomitant discom forts, varying in different casos, nouio cases running into affections of tho bowels and others to thoso of tho lungs. Whllo no instances of death havo occurred, tho deaths from pnou monla havo increased so remarkably as to indicate somo connection between the epidemic ot so-called Inllueiua and pneumonia. Tho samo stato of affairs cxlsU in Brooklyn nnd Jersey City. Th health boards of all three cities claim that thoro is no danger from tho epidemic. Senator Ingall lias It. Atchison, Kan., Dec. 23. Tho first man known in this Stato to bo sel.ed with tho Russian influenza Is Senator John J. Ingalls. Ho wa3 taken with a cold and achos and pains Thursday whero It j night, nnd yesterday ho was stilt and i sore and sneezing all day. He had an engagement to deliver an address before tho Stato Teachers' Association at To- poka yesterday afternoon, but his con dition, although not serious, was siieh as not to permit him to leavo homo with safety. Ho is in bed and still sneezing, but ho expects to leavo for Washington with his family Sunday ovcnlng. Influenza lit Clilenffo. Chicago, Dec. 28. Tho Russian in fluenza is said to havo reached this city. Dr. T. O. Summers, a physician and surgeon who has passed through two epidemics of tho disease in Russia, rc- ports that slnco last Monday ho has I had fifteen cases for treatment. Ho pre dicts that in a week tho dlseaso will , provail in all sections of tho city. Dr. Montgomery, of tho health oflicc, said yestoruay mat soverai cases oi supposed Influenza had como under his notice, but ho was not prepared to state that they woro tho genuine typo of Russian in llucnza, although tho symptoms wero similar to thoso of tbo imported article The Children's Hull. Governor Francis and wifo gavo tho annual children's ball at tho Exccutlvo Mansion in Jefferson City night A Ills: Transaction. Tho plant of tho St. Louis Gaslight Company was sold for $4,000,000 a fow days ago. The Lncledo company was tho purchaser. Missouri Modesty. Only two Missouri Congressmen havo asked for publio building appropria tions. Mr. Wado wants tho Sprlngflold building constructed on a larger scale than is at present contemplated, and ho asks for moro money. Mr. Tarnsoy pro poses to reduce the surplus to tho ox tent of $2,500,000 by tho erection of a new post-offlco and custom-houso at Kan sas City. Killed nt a Christmas Party. James Carter, a boy sovontcon years of age, was killed at a Christmas party, at Bank Branch, near Lebanon, by a man named Jennings. Tho party was glvon at tho houso of John Burns, and James Carter and a number ot othor boys attended uninvited. A quarrel re sulted, and tho intrudors woro driven from tho houso. Jennings followed them out nnd hurlod a stone at them. Tho mlssllo struck Cartor on the back of the head and killed him Instantly. Jen nings was arrostod. A DrC Clerk's Mistake. Mrs. Robcct KIlh, wifo of ono oi Kansas City's most prominent business men, bad a narrow escape from death through a drug clerk s error. Mrs. Keith had not been well for several days, and a messenger was sent to a drug store for somo pllocorpin. Thn clerk, by mistake, put up atmpla, which was administered to Mrs. Keith. Short ly afterward she was taken violently 111 and it was only by tho most stronuoui efforts that her llfo was saved. Looking for a President. The board of curators of tho State Dnlverslty,aro looking around for a new president Prof. F. M. Burdlok, of Cornell University, who was rcoom mondod by ex-President Cloveland, William I Wilson, ox-mcmher of Con gross, of.Wost Virginia, and Rev. J. I M. Curry, a Baptist preacher of Vir ginia, who was Minister to Spain undoi Cloveland, aro the names before the board for the position, Fatally Injured. Patrick Green, whllo boarding one cable train at Kansas City, rM itrSCb by notger ftnqjif guy nun. Sneezing to Kill. CoLUMtius, O., Dec. 28. Thero aro scores of cases of influenza in this city, but all of them so far In very mild typo. Christmas i Tho health board officers say tho epi demic will not nssumo a malignant form here, and thoso sulTering from it go about tholr business as usual. It pre vails mostly among children and youn folks, though somo ot tho Stato politi cians assembled hero for the Senatorial fight aro sneezing to kill, and make tho corridors ot tho hotels resound with the current la grippo. ELECTRICITY GOES. Tits New Xork Snprema Conrt, In Paaslns; Upon tho Case of Kemmler, Coudeuined to Death Under the Law Frescrlblns Electricity as the Means of Execution Decides It to De Constitutional, and Kemmler Must be Shocked to Death. Rochester, N. Y., Deo. 81. Owing to tho fact that Judgo Barker will roliro from tho bench on tho 31st Inst, tho Judgos of tho General Torm have been holding councils ovor tho doclslons for tho October torm. Yosterday morning a decision in tho Kemmler caso.wlth a long opinion by Judgo Dwlght, was handed down. It will bo remembered that II. Komm lcr is tho murderer condemned to death undor tho now law providing for tho 6r ccutlon ot murdorers by electricity. Following is an abstract of Judgo Dwight's opinion: A writ of habeas corpus was sued ont al leging that Kemmler was aontenccd to un dergo a Cmol and unusual punishment, con trary to tb'u Constitution ot the Statu of cr York and of tho United States. An offer was mado to prove that tho punishment as pro serlbed by tho statute was cruel and unusual. A refcrco was appointed to tnko and report such proofs as should be offered by cither party on tho question proposed. Tho court below dismissed tho writ and remanded tho prisoner to tho custody ot tho agent nnd warden ot the Stuto's prison. An appeal from that order brings tho easo to this court and presents a question very novel In It? chaiucter, and In tho manner of !t presenta tion. Tho attempt to enforce the prmlsiua of tho Constitution ugainst cruel and mui9ual punishments, is based upon evidence, nnd intended to show tho char acter of tho penalty prescribed thereby. Tho constitutional provision hero invoked originated In the well-known Hill of Rights of Kngluml. That celebrated enact ment was tho llrst-fruit9 of tho great revolu tion ot 1CSS. Judgo Dwlght thon gives an interest ing rovlow of tho way In which tho clause originated, and continuos: It seems very clear that no provision of tho English Rill of Rights was Intended to operate ns a restriction upon tho power of tho legislative branch of the English Govern ment. Tho net was chiefly a protest against tho nets of tyranny nnd oppres sion on the pa.t of tho crown. In regard to tho similar provision of the Constitution of the United States, it Is, In tho llrst place, to bo observed that it has no upplieutlnn to auy department of tiie Government of tho States, hut It Is a restriction upon the Federal Gov ernment. There Is even somo doubt it It is intended as a restriction upon tho power of tho legislntlvo branch of tho English Gov ernment, lho act was chlcrly n piotesH against tho acts of tyranny nnd oppression, on the part of tho crown. With regard to tho provision on tho Con stitution of this State tho citso Is different. It must have been intended ns a restriction upon the legislntlvo authority Vt'o havo no doubt that If tlio Legislature of this Slato should undertake to prescrlbo for uny of tense against Its laws tho punishment of burning at tho stake, breaking nt thn wheel, etc.. It would bo tho duty of tbo courts to pronounco upon such nt- temnt tho condemnation of tho Constitution. ' The question now to bo answered Is whether the legislative act ttera assailed is subject to tho same condemnation. Certainly It Is not so on its face, for, although tho mode of death described Is conceded to uo jinusnai. theio Is no common kuowledgo or eonserrtv that It Is cruel; It Is u question of fact whether an electrical current of sulliclcnt Intensity nnd skillfully applied will prodtico death without unnecessary suffering. Is tills a question open to Investigation ot the court when called upon to dooldo tho validity of the luw in question, or must it bo presumed to havo been determined by the Legislature in favor of tlio mouo or punishment pro scribed? For tho first tlmo In the history of jurisprudence has acourt been called upon to cuter sucli investigation. Tho Judgo suggests that It could safe ly bo presumed tint tho Legislature had sufficiently Investigated tho naturo of tho punishment boforo passing tho law, and reviows tho work of tho commltteo which Investigated methods of capital punish.nent. After rovlowing tho ex periments mado upon animals with elec tricity and accidental deaths of men through tho samo Instrumentality, tho Judge concludes: The llaht of tho scientific evidence In this case 1 1 sufficient, us wo think, to removo every reasonable doubt that the passageoiacuirenr. of electricity of a certnln well-determined Intensity through tho vital parts of tho body under chosen conditions of contract nntl re sistance must lcsuit In Instant death. If tlio question wero of tho advisability of tho chango in the mouo of mulcting uentu uy cnplt tl punishment tho discussion might bu prolonged. As wo are confined to tho ques tion (it constitutionality wo deem further discussion unnecessary. Tlio order dismiss ing tho writ or habeas corpus nnd remand, lng the prisoner must bo atllrined. In Ulddemle Form In Omaha. OMAHA,Nob.,Doc. 28. "La grlppo,"or Russian influenza, is spreading hero in epidemic form. It is estimated that fully two-thirds of tho pcoplo aro suffei lng from It at tho present time. It Is in mild form, ojily about half thoso at tacked being confined to their beds If medical treatment Is promptly given Thoro havo boon no deaths. Physlclant lookupc-it as a dovoloped stage of epizootic and successfully treat it from that diagnosis. Very Mild, ir at All. Louisviixk, Ky., Deo. 2S. President Gait of tho Board ot Health, states that thoro is no epidomlo ot lnfluonza hero at prcsont Dr. Clinton Kelly and othor loading practitioners state that alleged cases of Russian Influenza havo yield ed readily to treatment, and If tho dls easo exists at all as an epidemic, it is of a vory mild typo. Whllo tho weathor has beon unseasonably warm, thero lias been a great deficiency In tho rainfall usual at this soason. On the Increase at thn llnb. Boston, Deo. 23. Tho lnfluonza Is on tho increaso hare. It is safe to say that over ono-tenth of tho population Is nf' footed by it Tho symptoms nro more liko thoso of dagnuo fevor than llko thoso of the common Influenza. Affec tions of tho lungs aro also moro numer ous than usual, but physicians do not consider the situation alarming. K Few Cases. PiTTsmrnair, Pa., Doe. 28. A fow cases of genuine influenza aro reported In this city, but as yet no epidemic has resulted, jrominenc pnysicians, who havo been through similar plagues, ex pect "la grippo" to roach hero in all Its violence before anothor month has passed. Looks Llko It. Jaubstown, N. Y., Doe. 28. Physi cians report a rtumbor of cases, thn symptoms of which resemble those do. scribing tho lnfluonza. No tWt.n&W ? tlTe yot49je,opod, Uowovnt REWARD FOR SILCOTT. A lteward of Five Th tusand Dollars Of fered for the Apprehension of Sllcott tlio Defaulting Cashier of the Kergennt-at Arms of the House of Representatives. Washington, Dec. 31. A circular of fering a reward of $5,000 for tho appro hbnslonof Sllcott, tho dc faulting cashlor of tho sergeant-at-arms' ofllco of tho Houso of Representatives, has ben sont to tho yarious pollco headquarters throughout tho country. Attached to tho clroplar.is.a av - mm III X. V portrait of tho dco Rrnwa... faultor. A goodtl; 'ml description of 81! .intra cott Is given, ntoto ro namo oi jj" i jar- shal RamsdcJ :ung tho son wi..-- J?$ s,,rit & nad rCoy' tho S' Jtff tha tnnl MtAwrnlllnr. c. if. Stfrwf. 4i?(y aeea and iVolild all ho say, thoro Is nothln.rtfegjp;-,, cors of tho law thai - r wnatove, 4-alnstM W Wjons are taken from habeas 4, InZprons,'hi'and then budded States woifpua' In ' the w mo class ot trees as proper ohYuid 'ifierVl ho reason why tho trees ohargo agtfccenvrq w p Bhnll uot bo perfectly tho only nifelnstX ' the Yiollco dUifl'A' celved. fth mistakes in sotting hardy cs Is that tho plants are ccp. As a rulo tho best about as deep as they crow ry, taking care always to 4 tow To lie! Bai.tiuoiik, Md. t land Jockey Club notfunnlntrracorbeUoll Is well filled In around kjijfn at.Plmllcoi 1 enfaoliatlon"racl (l y tor, mildew or rot on iiiiiiimiini ii Tom Mitfhi Go' Jol S3S' amoagtM fone limo nnd slake In 3 gnl- vUcr and then mix the two rJsothcr. Sprinkle .tha vines mo-tag palm not to vet tu S n(Kn.