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THE VOLUME XXIV. MISSOURP LEGISLATURE. The general osaombly hits devoted the week largely to committee work. Saturday was spent, at the lnvttatlon of the University curators, In Inspecting that Institution at Col umbia. , , Among new bills Introduced In the sonato this week have been these : -By Basket t: Requiring money appropriated for support of the State University and normal schools to be drawn from the state treasury In monthly Installments. By Garb: Abolishing the office of city collector In cities of the fourth By Gray: Giving sub-contractors V and iaborors right of action on con tractor's bond for labor performed on public buildings. By Buschoi Requiring building and loan associations to publish semi-annual statements. By Keene: Providing for the election of the clerk of probato court in St. Louis. By Mott: Giving justices of the peace In St. Louis jurisdiction in suits to recover taxes. By Love : The cigarette bill, fixing a stato license of $ 1,000 on all deal ers. By Wurdeman: Giving lecturers of religious societies right to solemn ize marriages. By Davisson: Appropriating $5, 000 for the commission to locate the boundary lines between Missouri and Iowa. Senator Yoater lntrodnced a bill reducing the maximum that may be charged for boarding prisoners in jails from 60c a day to 30c a day. This Is the first of a series of bills to reduce criminal costs. By Baskett! For the enactment of a fellow-servant law applicable to railroads. By Mott: To equalize the salaries paid official stenographers. By Love: Authorizing the pay ment of taxes twico per yoor, to bo due December 20 and June 20. By BrewBter: Allowing farmers' mutual benefit insurance companies to transact business in their con gressional districts when the Insur ance reaches $1,000,000 and the membership 1,500. In the house these are among tha new bills: By Higbeo: For the taxation of inheritances and life insurance poli cies. By George: Changing tho time of holding circuit court in Camden county. By Julian: Requiring the state board of equalization to assess rail road sde tracks and terminals. By Rothwetl: To prohibit hotel, boarding house and restaurant keep ers In Jefferson City from cooking rabbits the first seventy daya of each session of the general assembly. By Sberrlll: Prohibiting the net ting of wild geese and ducks. By Jones, of Jackson: Empower ing cities of tho fourth class to con demn private property for public use. By Jones, of Jackson. Empower ing cities of 8,000 and less than 80,000 Inhabitants to pay for electric lights by providing for a special tax levy for such purposes. By Russell: Making train rob bery a capital offense. By Warner: .Rf quiring all goods manufactured by convict labor to be plainly stamped as such. By Young, of St. Francois: To prohibit barbers from doing business on Sunday. By Baugher: Revising the law in regard to the sale of school lands. By Calhoun : To prohibit the sale of Intoxicating liquors to persons under 21 years of age. By Calhoun : To prevent the cut ting of trees from the banks of itreams. By .Denny; Extending the Aus tralian ballot law to town elections. By Tubbs: For the taxation of legacies and gifts. By Julian: For the taxation of all corporation franchises. By Moran ; To establish a crimi nal court In Buchanan county. By Odneal: Providing for a com mission to relocate the boundary line between Missouri and Iowa. By De Reign: Appropriating $20,--000 to complete the topographical survey of the sunk and overflowed lands of southeast Missouri. By Freeman: To prevent the sale of Imitation silverware under the guise of pure sliver. By Hlnde: For the appointment of an official stenographer of the Jackson county criminal court. By Bollinger: Establishing dis trict Institute for school teachers who hold state certificates. By Atkins; ""To repeal the tmml gratton laws. By Olilnn; Prohibiting county officers from holding third terms. By Rothwelli Imposing a fine of not exceeding 11,000 on telegraph companies for unnecessarily delaying messages In' transmission or delivery altar receipt By Hlnde: For' a precinct regis tratlon of voters In Kansas City and a Dostlnc of the registration lists. By Bothwelii Making railroad responsible for damages received by an employe through the carelessness or negligence of a co-employe. By Rothweli: Prohibiting con tracts that limit liabilities. By Julian: Giving attorneys a lion on judgments recovered for fees aa attorney. jp ,.? By Gurney: levfkg a road Im provement tax on beer and provid ing for a state 'inspector.- In the senate the fellow-servant bill was referred to tbe railroad com mittee, after an effort to refer it to the labor committee had failed. This Is regarded as a defeat for the bill Introduced by Senator Baskett. "The I . y. . ... Yea Amelunp, Brewster, Busche, Davlsson, Drum, Dunn, Gray, Harrison, Lancaster, Landrum, Lyman, Morton, Mott, O'Bannon, Powers, Beaber, Tun nelf, Walker, Wurdeman 19. Nays Baskett, Qaah, Ooodykoontz, Kcnnlsh, Klene, McCllntlc, Madison, Williams, Yeater 9. Ab.ent Ballard, Bledsoe, Love, Morrissey, Orchard, Peers . Mr. Yeater introduced a resolution increasing tho judiciary committee from seven to nine members, which was adopted, and Messrs. Lyman and Kleno were added to tho committee. The senate passed the concurrent resolution to recover from tbe sec retary of state the notarial bond of I. F. Atterbury, who swindled the farmers of Do Kalb county out of $120,000. Senator Seaber Introduced a reso lution directing the ways and means committee to consider a plan for uniform assessment of property. Tho resolution was debated at length, the democratic senators gen erally opposing it, but it was finally adopted. The board of railroad commission ers presented a report In reply to Senator Love's resolution in which It was stated that tho railroad terminal association of St. Louis and the Eureka Springs Railway are the only ones charging more than 3 cents a mile for passenger fare, and the commissioners nan regulate neither. In the house Mr. Brock-offered a resolution calling on the attorney general for an opinion as to the right of members of the junketing and state auditing committees to draw $5 per day as members of such com mittees while the assembly is in session, and also draw $5 a day as members of the legislature. The resolution was adopted. Mr. Tubbs offerod a resolution dtrecttng tho committee on appro priations to set aside one-third of all the state revenue for school pur poses. Referred to the committee on appropriations. Mr. Denslow offered a resolution favoring legislation for woman suf frage. It was referred without de bate to the committee on elections. The committee on official fees and salaries reported favorably a bill placing all officials In counties of 45,000 and less than 100,000 inhabi tants on salaries and deprive them of fees. The committee on agriculture re ported favorably a bill making it a felony to enter a horse at any race track or fair association under a false name. Tho committee on criminal juris prudence reported favorably a bill providing for an inspection of water melons. Tho same committee also reported favorably a bill Imposing an additional fine of not less than $250 for selling intoxicants without a state and county license. being distressed, and yet compel men who earn large salaries to have somo regard for their obligations. Senator Kleno has introduced a bill providing for tho appointment by tho Governor of threo persons to regniate the practice of dentistry in tbe state. The persons bo named shall not be connectod with any Bchool of dentistry, but must have had fiib years' experience In their profession and be resident citizens of the state. Every dentist engaged business at tho dato tho act goal Into offoct can obtain a certificate from tho board to continue practice, on application,- and wlthont 'pa3P9S any reer -oraauatcs or amy -ecu nlzed schools of dentistry will be registered upon presenting then: diploma, duly attested, and paying a fee of $2. Persons desiring exami nation will bo charged $10 if passed upon favorably. To present a false diploma is made a felony. Each dentist must register with the county clerk, or In St. Louis with the city roglster, and will be charged a foe of 50 cents. While actually engaged in business the members of tho board are to receive $10 each per day, pro vided the fees collected are suffi cient to so reimburse them. Ml ! H S 1 A L hi 1: i 1 , I C. Id REPUBLICAN. f JEFFERSON CITY, COLE COUNTY 'jlSSOURI, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 181)3. NUMBER 7. not less than 1500. and nrosecul . it c may bo either by Indictment or kn formation. , . ,." ' 1 CONORBSS. Tho probabilities are a general bU I will be formulated to fix the ealarw'.' of official court Btennirrnnhers. Th'fe o i - .1 IN WASHINGTON. aro a number of bills pending itfii", make all sorts of changes. In niM respects there is no equality in im wages paid. The official stenogrVVj Tho house of representatives iudl "y committee decided to report n "Olutlon for the impeachment of V!0 Ricks ofCleveland, Ohio. The was 7 for to 0 against. I'AKB OFF TUB DUTY. pherof the St. Louis criminal co f'le hoU8 and means com- ronnt, h.. ir.n u -.?' decided to report to the city receive $300. Senator Mott, howovelfJ.ias a bill pending to this discrimination cure 07: -flhrnt K iii ii mi i rwr tax; Mr. Sulllnger of Gentry has intro duced a bill to establish district in stitutes for training and licensing of teachers who shall teach the higher branches which are not included lu the common school course. This bill Is simply an endorsement of the plan of Superintendent Wolfe of holding district institutes under special instructors who recommended for certificates. It embodies the idea of the training school which wob abolished two years ago. It Is safe to say that tho people of tho state desire that the state superin tendent shall examine applicants and grant certificates to persons who are qualified In the higher branches and that this authority should not be delegated to persons appointed by the state board of education as the bill provides. When this measure gets bofore tho house the teachers of the state will be heard from. recolvai hnk Stifl n mnnr.fi. VffhtW tho other court stenographers of iliol8,8 Wilson', (den. of West ' U vat a a VIUU o HIO UXiU" (ahtb of one cent r pound differen tial Otl Allorflr ImnnrfAfl f.nm 1 1 H o ----'""' JfUPntrles giving an export bounty, OSlhJHR WAMHM. MlTotTfB!oun tries', and the repeal of which was recommended by the President. No action was taken on tho bill to in crease tho tax on beor. Chairman Wilson took the lead in advocating the bill urging the arguments which which have beon advanced by by Secretary Gresham that the differential violates the most favored notion clause In treatleH with Ger many, Austria and certain other foreign nations. Mr. Mueller, of St. Charles, intro duced a bill providing for the holding of teachers' institutes for a term of two weeks, beginning December 20, or- on tho first Monday thereafter, the salary of tho teachers continuing during tho term the teachers are in attendance, which attendance shall be compulsory. The examination for certificates will be had during the first three days of the session. Gov. Stone transmitted a message concerning the disputed boundary line between Mercer countv, Mis souri and Decatur county, Iowa, detailing the mistakes, disputes and trouble arising from the uncertain line. Tho Governor suggested the appointment of a joint commission to locate the true boundary line, and asking an appropriation of $5000 to defray the cost. Senator Gray Introduced a bill calculated to increase tbe respon sibility of the bondsmen of contrac tors who put up public buildings. It authorizes subcontractors and labor ers to bring suit against the bonds men for money due for work. This is really an amendment to the mechanics' lien law, and would tend to make business men very caro- ful about indorsing bonds, as well as give laborers and undercontractors a double opportunity of collecting what is due them. The house judiciary committee has decided to report adversely a bill repealing all laws which exempt wages from garnishment. It is pro bable that tbe committee will report a bill providing for tbe garnishment of wages, with certain limitations, As the law now stands, the head of a family may be earning any sum of money., no matter bow mueb, and yet his Income 'can not be garnish ed It drawn every month. There are uiany Instances where this law has enabled, debtors perfectly able to pay to defraud their creditors. Tbe committee will endeavor, to fix some limit to the amount of wages that may be earned fiee from 11a blllty to garnishment It will be fixed high enough so t as' to obviate the possibility of any senator Love introduced a provlding.for two payment on one being due Decombor 20, and the othor Juno 20. A similar law has been In force in Pennsylvania for many yearsind la reported to givo excellent satisfaction. The bill does not prevont any one who so desires from paying all taxes at once, but It Is bolleved that by dividing the pay ments without adding any penalties, a great relief will be afforded many citizens. Representative Chinn, of Lewis, introduced a bill making any person ineligible to hold a county offico a third term. There are many officials throughout the state who would be affected by such a law, and who can not see any merit in it. An effort will be made, It is said, to amend the act so as to make it apply to all elective officers except members of the legislature. THE WEEK ABROAD. Mr. Bothwell, of Rmdolph, lias introduced soveral important bills In tbe bouse. Ouo Is for a follow servant law, applicable to railroads alone. A clause, however, provides that it may be shown in defense that the person injured was guilty of negli gence, contributing ns a proxlm-ite cause, to produce the Injury. The last section of this bill reads: No contract made between the employer and employe, based upon tbe contingency ot tho Injury or death ol tho employe, limiting: the liability ot the employer un der this act, or Axing damages to be re covered, shall be valid and binding. This bill was followed by a second, dofining who aro and who are not fellow servants, and prohibiting con tracts limiting liabilities. Superin tendents, with authority to direct others, are not fellow servants, but persons working to a common pur pose and not superintendents are made lellow servants. He also introduced two bills con cerning telegraph companies. TJndor the present law if a telegraph com pany Is tendered a telegram for transmission and falls, neglects or refuses to receive or transmit the same, the company incurs a penalty of $200, to bo paid on civil suit to the person tendering tbe message Under tbe late decision of tbe appel late courts it has been held that the word "transmit" does not Include the delivery of the telegram. The bill Introduced amendB the law so as to make it include both transmission and delivery. The courts of the state have very recently been compelled to hold that under the present law In relation to telegrams there can be no recovery of damages for mental pain and an guish from telegraph companies for failure to deliver messages in cases ot death, sickness, etc., the present state of the law permitting only re covery for pecuniary loss and iujury. The bill Introduced seeks to remedy this defect In the law, as suggested by the supreme'eourt In a recont ut terance ot that tribunal, and to make telegraph companies liable for dam ages to the mental foellngs. Senator Love has prepared an anti-cigarette bill. It requires firms dealing in cigarette- or cigarette wrappers to tak out a license from the county clerks lu counties and from the excise commissioner In St Lords. Eich license will be Issued for a period of six months and cost $500. A fee of $1 Is allowed for Is suing tbe llceuse, and tbe license money goes to tbe school fund of tbe locality where issued. Cities and towns are-also empowered to levy the same tax as the state. A viola tion bt the Jaw will incur a One of NEW PRESIDENT OK FRANCE. M. Caslmlr-Perler, president of Frane, resigned, as a result of the fall of tho ministry. In an official note conveying this Intelligence to tho national assembly, Carnot's suc cessor gives as his reason for putting aside the cares of state the sinister movement ogalnst tho parliamentary regime and public liberties, which has recently developed In the French congress. M. Fame was elected bis successor. The new president Is a moderate republican holding the same views as the former president. . M. Felix Faure was born In Paris I on January 30, 1841. Ho was formly a ship owner of Havre, and was president of tho chamber of com merce of that town. During the Franco-Prussian war he was chief of a battalion in tho Garde Mobile, and led tho volunteers who assisted In putting down the commune. He was first elected to tho chamber of 'deputies in 1881, and at the time of tho formation of IhoGarabetta cabi net, of November 14, 1881, he became under-secretary of state in tbe then new ministry of commerce and tho colonies. He relinquished office with the other members of tbe cabinet in January, 1882, but he was called to fill the sanio office on September 24, 1883, in tbe last cabinet presided over by M. Jules Ferry, and resigned with tho rest of the ministry on March 13, 1885. M. Fauro was elected to rcproient the Seiue-Infer- ieuro In tho elections ot October 4, 1885, and for tho third time became under-secretary of stato, this time in the Tirard cabluot. In the elec tions of September 22, 1889, he was elected to represent tho second dis trict of Havre, and lu tho Depay cabinet, which resigned just previous to tiie resignation of M. Casimir Ferler, lie was minister of Marino. M. Faure was slated for the presi dency of tho chamber of deputies lu the event ot the election of either M. Ilrisson or M. Wnldeck-Roussoau. Faure Is a typical Norman, though he is said to bo of Jewish ancestry. In staturo ho is small. He has a small, round head, which is well set on bis shoulders. His figure Is lithe and elegant, despite his S3 years. His hair and mustache are snow', ills features are clean cut and noble and his eyes handsome. He has a charming amlle, and his manners are easy. He is a good listener, and is obliging. Thore have been five president) of tho French republic: M. Thiers, elected August 13, 1871; resigned May 24, 1873; died Septem ber 3, 1887. Marshal MacMahon, elected May 24, 1873; resigned January 30, 1879; died October 17, 1893. Jules Grevy, elected January 30, 1879; re-elected December 28, 1885; resigned December 2, 1887; died September 0, 1880. M. Carnot, elected December 3, 1887; assassinated at Lyons June 24, 1804. ' M. Cailmlr-Perler, elected June 27, 1894; resigned January 15, 1895. In the contest for the succession to M. Caslmlr-Perler M. Faure was the "dark horse,') M. Brlsson and M. Waldeck-Roussean seemed to have the i rite between them nnttl the bal lotlng commenced. Then Rousseau withdrew and Faure was elected, for the reason, as It seems, that M. Brisson'a affiliation with the radical socialist ring ot the French congress rendered hlael.ctlon in the present excited state "of the country unsafe. AGRICULTURAL COLLKOK LANDS. Senator Cockrell Introduced a bill for the final adjustment of the agri cultural college grant to the state of Missouri. Tho bill has a lonir preamble, reciting the acts of tho commissioners in selecting lands along the line of the survey for the Atlantic and Pacific railroad, which charged to tho state at double mini mum price but were afterward reduced to minimum by act of con gress. Cockrell's bill is to authorize the state to select out of any lands In Bald state which may be subject to entry at $1.25 per acre, 24,590 acres, for the benefit of the agricultural colloge of said state. Its provisions aro the same as those of the bill Introduced by Mr. Heard at the extra session of tho present congress which ho has never been able to get reported by tho committee on public lauds. NEW FINANCIAL MEASURES. Senator Pugh (dein., Ala.) Intro duced a bill regarding govern ment rovenuo. Ho varied the usual custom of introducing a bill by reading tho full text of his measure .vl th great deliberation and then commenting on It. The bill provides for tho Immediate issue of 100 mil lion dollars of treasury notes to meet deficiencies, these notes to be redeemed in coin and to bo con stantly reissued. It further directed the coinage of the Belgniorage and tbe deposit of silver bullion from American mints. Si'iiator Shcrrcnn (rep., Ohio) in troduced a bill that provides for the issue and the sale of bonds under the provisions of the resumption act from time to time as the deficiency of the treasury might require, tho proceeds to be nBed wholly for de ficiencies and the bonds to run five j ears at not to exceed 3 per cent. Interest. Tho second sectioii pro vides that in lieu of the foregoing the secretary of tho treasury may issue coin certificates In denomina tions of $25, $50 and $100, bearing 3 pur cent. Interest, and put tho cer tificates in circulation through the treasuries and postofficcs. The third section deals with tho deposit of bonds in national banks. It was referred without comment to the finance committee. writing that pending tho arbitration the existing status shall not bo changed. 2. That the award shall be final, unless sot aside for error of law ap parent on the record. 3. That tho parties shall faithfully executo It, and it may be enforced in equity so far as tho powers of a court of equity permit. 4. Employes dissatisfied with the award shall not quit work without three months' notlco in writing. 5. The award shall he continued in force for two years, and during that period no new arbitration be tween the same parties on tho same ,nh)ivt.tWLM h,i THE WEEK AT HOME. LOTS OF KHIt. Carloads of trout, carp, gold-Hill nnd red-ejed perch are being sent out from tho government hatchery at Neosho, for the different streams. LAIiOR ARBITRATION BILL. A labor arbitration plan has been devised by Attorney General Oluoy and was Introduced In tho house of representatives by Chairman Mc Gann of the coramltteo on labor, as a substitute lor the one framed i y Labor Commissioner Carroll D. Wright as a result ot the labors of the Chicago strike commission. In several points the bill is more far- reaching In Its propositions than any tSftvhas been brought toward. Tho terms "railroad" and "employe" are defined in the bill, and the latter class includes those working on cars operated by tho carrier under lease, making the carrier responsible for their acts as though they wero em ployed directly by him. The wages paid to employes, it is stipulated, shall be reasonable and just. In case of wage controversies the chairman ot tbe Inter-stato commerce, state railway commission and the chair man ot the labor organizations to commnnicate with parties endeavor ing to effect an amicable settlemet, and it this mediation falls the con tioyeray may bo submitted to a board of arbitration, of which the chair man of the inter-state commerce commission shall be chairman, and which shall consist also of one com mltteeman chosen by the employer and one by the labor organization to which tbe employes directly intor osted belong, or if they belong to more than one, then that one which specially represt nts employes of the same grade aud class and engaged In service of the same nature as the employes in tbe controversy. Whero two or more classes of employes are interested their organizations shall agree upon their representative, Other features are: , 1.; ,The parties shall stipulate In SUED A PREACHER. Theodore Stcgner, of Kansas City, president of the Stegnor Investment company brought suit at Boonville, against Rev. B. II. Leesman for $50, 000 damigcs for defamation of character. Mr. LcVBinan is a pastor of the Lutheran church at Boonville, and Stcgner chaiges that the damages was done by a letter which Pastor Leosman wrote to E. C. Mllbury, ot New York, in which Leesman stated that Stegner's business principles were based on false pretense and that decen,yon and fraud was prac ticed by him. Stguer was born and reared at Boonville whero he learned tho cooper trade. He then wont to Kansns City in 1885 and operated largely there during tho estate boom. TRUMI1ULL WHITES A PLATFORM. Ex-Senator Trumbull, whose ap pearance and speech at a populist mectiug In Chicago some time ago caused a political sensation, ha lately written a declaration of the principles of the populist party. It Is in the form of nine resolutions, pledging united action "to rescue the government from tho control of monopolists and concentrated wealth," condemning tho use of federal troops "in aiding monopo lists iu the .oppression of their em ployes," demanding "the enactment of laws limiting the amount of pro perty to be acquired by deviso or Inheritance," denouncing free coin ago of silver at 10 to 1, and declar ing for government ownership of "monopolies affecting the public In terest" under civil service rules prohibiting tho appointment 0r displacement of employes on account of politics. OREAT DISASTER IN BUTTE. Three explosions of powder oc curred during a tiro in the limte Ifardwaie Co.'s ware liousu in Butte that spread do:.th and destruction in every direction. At each explo sion the whole city was shaken to Its foundations. Thousands of win dows wore shattered. More than fill firemen and spectators wero hor ribly maimed or killed outright. Furty-four dead liavo been identi fied. Many more were so torn and crushed and mangled thnt it was im possible to identify them. Somo of the Incidents of the ilro were thrill ing in tbo extreme. A brave hack- man met a glorious death wh le try ing to rescue tho wounded, who were slowly boklng to death as the lay helpless before tho burning buildings. He made his first attempt just as the third explosion occurred and wm blown to atoms with many of tho wounded. HILL'S FINANCIAL VIEWB. A letter written by Senator Hill (democrat of Now Yoik) to Editor Clark Howell ot the Atlanta Cuntiti tution July 23, 1893, lias been made public as a declaration of lili finan cial views now as then. In it he favored the unconditional repeal of tho Sherman sliver law, but held that an acceptable substitute should be provided. He continued: "I am in favor of bimetallism as the issue of the future," He was for free coinage under an International agreement, if possible, and If not possible, then for independent bimetallism. Ho went on: "I do not belicYO in tuo uianu bill or any other measure which guarantees anything less than unre stricted coinage for gold and silver alike, as pledged in tho. democratic national platform. We should con tinue to hold out froe coinage as the goal which the country must ulti mately reach." Senator Hill expressed himself as not in favor of the federal tax on state bank Issues, as he did "not like such wildcat currency, and never did." He feared such an experiment would not be a success, and advised that this Issue be not mixed up with the legal tender queittou. "We must make a little tariff re form go a great ways," Mr. Hill closed. "There should not be much reduction except where It is likely to produce more revenue. Let the tariff be retained on those articles which come In competition with our own workmen, if it Is necessary to secure more revenue." MISSOURI RAILROADS. Tho board of railroad commission ers filed Its leport with Governor Stone. When 'printed It will make quite an Interesting volunio. Somo of tho moro important features embodied in the report are summa rized as follows: Tho report shows that on June 30, 1894, there were within tho Stato of Missouri, Including main lines and brandies, 143 roads, which wero controlled or operated by fifty com panies. Tho total mileage on June 30, 1891, not Including second, third or 0,625.31, the net Increase slnco December 31, 1802, being 121.55 miles. Tho total mlleace of nil tracks In the stato June 30,1894, was as follows: Main lines, hIukIk tratU 6,5-1.31 S ennd and tlilrd tracLs 82.21 hldlugH ... l,4M.fcl Total ... 8.C67.I5 The total net Increase in all kinds of track slnco December 31, 1802, is 14U.89 miles. All of tho railroads of tho state are of standard guage, except the Dts Moines and Kansas City, tbo Missouri Southern and tho Sedalia, Wabash nnd Southwestern. These three roads have a total mileage ot 77.41 and are three-foot gaugo. The increase lu the railroad mile age of Missouri from 1875, tho jear when the railroad commission was established is 3,475 miles, being an average of 18.21 niiles per year. June 30, 1894, there was one mile of rallioad main line, to 1U.05 snuare miles of territory. Tho capital stock and funded debt of the railroad companies, are re ported to the commission, for the year ending luue 30, 1891 was as follows : Cai.llul tock, (J3.U1I per mile f M;,T75,KK 1'uudL'ri ileltt, j.w.lS! wr uille. C33.0Tri,6H5 T.ital tncks ami huml, $1,170,851,320 Total amount of loi-k'anl bonds Ier mile H2tom Current liabilities of the com panies 21,500.532 Ca.li nttets 7,0s,510 Total Mock, fumUM debt and lia bilities l,1110,3l'A.sr,J For the year ending June 30, 1894, so lar as reported, tho entire earn ings of tho companies operating railroads in Missouri wero as fol lows : Earnings of iuihtiiiht depart ment f at. .113, 617 Earnings of freight department S7,75S.fil, Total JI2d,272.29 lliebo companies carrhd 32,082, 748 passengers and moved 51,571,880 tons of freight. The average amount received for each passenger was 04.2 cents. The average dis. tanco traveled was 44.29 niiles, the average rate per mile being 2.082 cents per mile. The number of tons of fieight moved does not include "company freight." The average per ton received by the roads was $l,CUti; the average haul per ton was 179. U miles, and the average late per ton per mile was 0.9427 cents. Eight of the companies report'ng paiii dividends on all or poitions of their stock, the dhldends varjing from 2 to 7 per ct-nt. Ol these com panies, seven i.perntu inttrstato lines, only one, tho Hannibal & St. Joteph, being wholly within the itato ot Missomi Mileage op rated In Missouri by tho eight companies referred to is 1,407.311 miles. The dividend paving companies weie ns follows: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul. Chicago, ltock Island & Pacific. Hannibal & St. Joseph. Kansas Cily, St. Joseph & Council B nils. Keokuk & Western. Nodaway Valley. St. Louis, Iron Mountain & South ern. Tarklo Valley. The report says of the condition of the roads in Missouri: "The main trunk lines in the state have been maintained in good condi tion nnd show an improvement since December 31, 1803. Much work has been done in the way of repairs aud renewals, especially iu improvement of track, road-bed and super-structures. Branch lines have generally been kept in good condition, nnd somo of them have been much im proved. Extended general inspec tions have been made by the board during the years 1893 and 1894." The board finds that about 94 per cent of the roads of the state are laid with steel rails varying In weight from 56 to 80 pounds per lineal yard, and of the entire main track 60 per cent Is ballasted with broken stone, gravel, cinders or burnt clay. The average number of employes in the service of the railroads of Missouri for the year ending June 80, 1894, 20,000. As far as reported 174 persons wore killed and 628 severely Injured on the railways ot the stato for the year ending June 30, 1894; 69 em pioyes were killed live passengers and 110 others. Three hundred and Bixty employes, 40 passengers and 119 others were Injured. hundred thousand dollars was paid by tho pcoplo of the United States for the prlvilogo of sitting In tl'ioa tres and gazing from box or OThpf tra or gallery nt tho efforts, tragic or comic, g od 1-... ' lid of pla. actors tomliii" b'o. A teirl twunt millions had been spcin, I no other purpose than to furnish buildings and their fittings for tho accommo dation of this portion of the public. It is safe to say that more than two million live hundred thousand dol lars had been, at one time or an other, dovotod to the preparation of scenery and "properties" used In the presentation ot last evening's entertainments, and that the men aim women wno iook part in them have devoted no less than one-fourth of that sum to buying proper cos tumes for their roles. Tho daily coit of moving theatrical people and their things from ptaco to place about the country is estimated at eoveuty-flve thousand dollars, and (lie co-,t of sustenance and shelter for tho players and those who go with them is not under sixty thous and t!c:..-s for every twenty-four at this time of year. It is fair to figure that tho weekly toti! nf Bala lies paid by theatrical managers will averngo at least a quarter of a mil lion dollars duriug the early part of this dramatic soason until February perhaps. Later it will shrink, be cause many eompantos whose efforts fall to gain the public's approbation will disband and scatter. These figures are not my own, precisely, and are at the best so vague it Is impossible to approach accuracy in preparing them that they would bo of no value to a statistician. Most of thorn were secured by cutting the estimates of a conservative theatrical manager In half. They are advanced, however, with a certainty that they are not too largo. IN OUR OWN STATE. 4 3r GROWTH OF TUB STAGE. Edward UnrabtU, In McClure's Usgatlne. Last night (if this article be read on any day but Monday) at least two TANEY COUNTY TREASURER. Governor Stone lias appointed E. E. Stlres to the office of treasurer of Taney county, to fill a vacancy. HAD FAILURE. The assets of the stock firm of Elliott & McNama, at Mexico, foot up about $8,000. Tho liabilities are about $20,000. WILL LABOR IN ALBANY. Rev. B. J. Pinkerton, assistant editor of the St. Louis Christian Evangelist for several years, lias been chosen president of Central Christian College, Albany. He succeeds E. J. Gants and the change takes place at once. SHANNON COUNTY SIIORTAOE. An examination of the Shannon county treasurer's books by the county court discloses a shortage of f",530. James A. Jadwiti, tho treas urer, is In Salem, but has written that ho will return soon and make ever thing right. His bondsmen are worried over tbo alleged discrepancy. Jadwin recently failed in business, which may account for the mhsing money. lhu schools in Shannon county nre closed for lack of funds. TO MAKE IKES-WAX. From Hit' Laillea' Home Journal. The following receipt for beos- wax can bo vouched for: Aftor the combs liavo been put through an extractor or crushed and strained through' a thin cloth, the wax is put In a copper or porcelaln-llned kettle with cold water enough to cover it, and boiled for half an hour or longer if it seems necessary. When the wax Is taken from the stove It is strained nnd poured in a vessel previously dipped in cold water. To make a rouni cako of beos-wnx, pour tho melted wax In a bowl that has been dipped In cold water. When cold it may bo easily removed if the bowl was dlppoJ in cold water. To make wax sheets, use a board, three-eighths of an inch thick, dampened with warm water, then dipped In the melted wax two or threo times. Tho board is next put in water to cool for a little while, aftor which it Is taken ont, the edges trimmed with a sharp knife, and two sheets of wax peeled off. To make these wax sheets the wax must not be too hot or it will crack. THE MODE IN INVITATIONS, From the Ladles' Home Journal. When sending out invitations to evening parties it is customary to denote the amusement feature by placing In the lower left-hand cor ner, "Dancing," or "Cards," or "Fancy dress and masks." The hour Is designated thus: "Dancing after nine," or "German at eight o'clock," or "Supper at half after seven," and underneath "Dancing." Sometimes a separate card is In closed, reading' "Dancing at nine o'clock." SPOILED FROM OVERDOING. From Town Topics. Cbolly(on bis knees) Maud, you have intoxicated me with your charms. Maud Pshaw I You're no match forme. Cholly Why not? Maud You getdrnnk too easily.