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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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may bo either by Indictment or kn
formation. , . ,."
Tho probabilities are a general bU I
will be formulated to fix the ealarw'.'
of official court Btennirrnnhers. Th'fe
o i - .1
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.
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
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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
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JfUPntrles giving an export bounty,
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Carloads of trout, carp, gold-Hill
nnd red-ejed perch are being sent
out from tho government hatchery
at Neosho, for the different streams.
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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,
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
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
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.
Edward UnrabtU, In McClure's Usgatlne.
Last night (if this article be read
on any day but Monday) at least two
Governor Stone lias appointed E.
E. Stlres to the office of treasurer of
Taney county, to fill a vacancy.
The assets of the stock firm of
Elliott & McNama, at Mexico, foot
up about $8,000. Tho liabilities are
about $20,000.
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
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.
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.
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
From Town Topics.
Cbolly(on bis knees) Maud, you
have intoxicated me with your
Maud Pshaw I You're no match
Cholly Why not?
Maud You getdrnnk too easily.

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