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7.' . H1- - THE STATE VOLUME XXIV. JEFFERSON CITY, COLE C MISSOURI LEGISLATURE, monod, they must be taken from the companies and building and loan , . eligible list selected by county courts associations to the felony provisions Tie senate surprised every one, or Jury commissioner. Passed. of the banking law for accepting Itself Included, by passing the Julian ' House bill requiring notes and slm- deposits when such Institutions are house bill, providing for the sale of liar evidences of indebtedness to be in a falling condition. Lost. frn n nlil.nn 'Pha flM IAH b' . v nn .1 1 .1 , .... ..... .u,.,uurulI, "j mo assessor wnon listed .House bill empowering tho rail- for taxation. Lost. road commissioners to establish rates UUDB uin iimumg indebtedness of for the shlpmont of perishable uurpurauuns mj iuu umes tne paid-up freight. Loit. capuai siocic. rassed. uon0 memorial resolution asking ooouiD uui axnonoingino dramshop ' congress for a suitable appropriation law to as to obviate the necessity of for improvement of the Gasconade procuring a new petition each time, river. Adopted. It is franchisor the main provisions of the act as follows! The 4 publlo authorities ol every county, city, Tillage or other municipal or publlo corporation to whom applica tion may be made by any private com pany, copartnership, corporation, Indl- ' vidual or Individuals, for consent to the consent to the construction, extension, maintenance, occupation or Use of any electrical lighting plant, or plant for the generating, transmission, sale or use cf electricity, gas lighting plant, streot rail way or railroad, lor the transportation ot either freight, passengers, or mall, tele phone or telegraph plant, or plant for supplying water, above, across, along, beneath or through any highway, road, itfenue, alley, park, square, street or other publlo lands, must provide, as a condition precedent to the granting ol such consent, that thelranchlse, prlvllego and right ol such occupation, and use ot any aucn publlo places for any such prl vate purposes, shall be sold at public auc tlon to the responsible bidder who will give the largest percentage yearly of the gross receipts derived from such occupa' tlon and use, with adequate security, as hereinafter provided, for the payment thereof, and for the prompt construction and completion of the proposed plant; provided, that such payment shall In no case be less than two per cent of the gross earnings during the first Ave years ot such occupation and use, and thereafter, for each period of five yejrs, such per centage shall be Increased to correspond with the Increase In value ol the land thus occupied and used. The fellow-servant bill passed the house by the following vote: Yeas Messrs. Arnet, Avery, Benner, Dittlnger, Uothwell, Brelt, II roc It, Durks, Cap, Carroll, Cberrlngton, Cblnn,Cor rell, Danerl, Davidson, Davis of Taney, Davis of Wayne, Denny, Denslow, Dra belle, Drum, Freeman, Uroellch, Urlffllha, Qrubb, Hall, Hammond, Hancock, Harri son, Hart, Ulgbee, Johnston, Jones of Jackson, Jones of Polk, Julian, Leroy, Mclntyre, McKee, Martin, Merrlwethcr, Moran, Mueller, Murray, Odneal, Petti John, Kobcrtson, Sailor, Sartln, Sawyer, Schoppenhorst, Schooler, Schumacher, Short ot Cole, Short of Phelps, Smith of Howell, Spencer of St. Louis, Spurgeon, Steel, Stlckney, Sulllnger, Bwanger, Tar tar, Tate, Tatum, Tubbs, Walton, Warner, WaUon, Wetzel, Young of St. Francois, Young of Texas, Mr. Speaker 72. Nays Messrs. Anderson, Armstrong, Baugher, Best, Bourn, Calhoun, Collins, Dyer, Edgar, Ferguson, Fuson, George, Gurney, Jones of Hickory, Kyler, Mahan, Melson, Old, Rosa, Russell ot New Mad rid, Spencer of Douglass, Temme, Way meyer, Weaver, Welnhold 38. Not voting Atkins, Bennett, Buckner, Choate, Coppedge, Cox, Crisp, Davison, De Ford, De Reign, Cay, Olll, Hlnde, Jenkins, Kasey, Kline; Lane, Leasenby, Lo Favor, Lynch, McCollum, McKearly, McPberson, Marsh, Mlddleton, Miller, Minns, Moore of Mississippi, Moore of Stone, Mortimer ,0'DclI, O'lteilly, Phlpps, Pollock, Porlerfleld, Pratte, Prltchelt, Itohne, Rothwell, Siichse, Shaw, Sherill, Smith of Buchanan 32. The law applies to railroads only, and It is regarded as a very strong measure. It makes railroads liable for all damages sustained by any agent or servant while engaged In operating such railroad, by reason ot the negligence of any other agent or servant. Contributory negligence may be shown In the defense. Sup erintendents of railroads are made vice principals of such corporations, and are not follow. servants with employes. Persons engaged in tho common service ot a railroad work ing together to a common purpose are made fellow servants. Railroads are prohibited from making contracts limiting their liability under the provisions of tho act. One provision of tho act, which was added as an amendment, is not much relished by the railway employes, who have been urging the passago of the law for five years. It Is as follows: This act shall not apply to any case where any labor organisation or organi sation of railroad employes shall inter fere or attempt to Interfere, with the free employment or discharge of Its servants by any such railroad corporation or company. House bill amending the justice of tho peace, law so as to reduce the time for rendering Judgment in de fault from three hours to one hour after date of return. Pasted. House bill requiring wages of min ers to be paid weekly tit lawful money of the United States. Passed. House bill amending the fire Insur ance law so as to require tbo State' Insurance commissioner to either personally or by deputy inspect real estate mortgaged for a deposit for transacting business In the state, Passed. House bill requiring non-resident trustees of estates to give bond In double the amount of Inventory of estates. Passed, House bill changing the law In regard to unknown heirs to legacies, to as to- require the same to be de posited with county treasurers In place of the atato treasurer. Lost. In the cenato, a message from the governor announced the approval of senate bill appropriating $5,000 for marklrg the position of Missouri troops at the battle of Ohlckamguga In tb? housi.Mr. Moran offered i resolution .Instructing the adjutant general to Orb ' national salute ot forty-five guns in honor of St, ,Pat- rlok. , Tabled. Bills were takon up for third read ing and paaaage and disposed of aa follows: House' bill, requiring that when special panel of jjororr are-tarn REPUBLICAN. MISSOURI, THURSDAY, MAKCII 28, 1895. NUMBER W. tbo license is renowed. Lost. In the honso tho houso concurrent resolution providing for a constitu tional amendment empowering cities of the third class to Issuo water works bonds was taken up and passed. Bills were taken np for final dis position with the following results; House bill providing for an lmml gratlon agent at an annual salary of 13,600. Lost House bill amending and revising the chapter on seminary funds. Passed. House bill providing for the con stiuctlon of track scales for weigh ing car-load lots of grain. Lost. nouse Din requiring notes on mortgagod property to be identified by the recorder whon mortgage is recorded. Passed House bill revising the chapter on villages. Passed House bill requiring justices of the peace and constables to turn fees and fines over to county treasury. Passed. House bill limiting interest on chattel mortgages to 10 per cent. Lost. Hause bill requiring all franchises to be taxed as other proporty Is assossed and taxed. Lost. Houbb bill making tho board of managers of the University non-partisan. Passed. House bill appropriating $80 for tho relief of Mrs. Clara Deerlng. Passed. House bill requiring the publica tion in newspapers ot the session acts. Lost. Houbo bill making eight hours a legal day's work for corp6rations. Lost. Houso bill amending the insurance law bo as to provide that suicide can not be plead as a bar to the collec tion of life Insurance policies. Passed. House bill placing the agricultural college under the management of the state board of agriculture. Lost. House bill amending the law under which mortgaged property Is sold so as to require such sale to be at a court houso, where there is no con tract to the contrary. Passed. IIoubo bill authorizing cities to cause subways to be constructed and compel electric wires to be placed in such subways. Passed. House bill abolishing the state board of railroad commissioners and tho grain Inspection department. Lost. House bill limiting actions against estates to three years after being probated. Passed. Houso bill establishing an addi tional normal at Maryville. Lost. Houso bill providing for a state boiler inspector, and reqnlring an inspector of all steam boilers. Lost. Gov. Stone approved tho bill pro viding for a state board of embalm- ers, who shall examine and license all persons who do an embalming business. Immediately, after the governor signed the bill he appointed the following persons to constltuet the board; John B. Hickman, of Butler, to serve for one year; Hoyt Humphreys, Lamar, two years; W. II, Alexander, St. Louis, three years; Geo. C.IIerms, Neosho, four years; John W. Wagmr, Kansas City, five years. The house took up and passed Senator Mott'a bill, Introduced in the senate at the instance of the humane society of St. Louis, and which prohibits the employment of children under fourteen years ot age In any of tbo following avocations: Singing, playing on musical instru ments, rope or wire walking, danc ing, begging, peddling, contortion ists, acrobat, rider, or for any immoral purpose or exhibition what ever. An exception is made in favor of chUdren singing In churches, schools, respectable entertainments, etc. A violation of the law wtU Incur a fine of as much as $100 for the first offense to $600 for subse quent offenses, and two years' Imprisonment in the penitentiary. The house disposed of the follow ing bills: House bill amending the Insurance lawa in regard to the date of filing reports. Lost, Honse bill authorising towns and villages to take a census for the pur pose of becoming incorporated Passed. House bill requiring the publlo administrator to take charge of the estate of insane persons, Passed. House bill amending the mortgage lawa. to as to authorise the redemp tlon of property, told within one year by paying interest and cost thereon. Passed. House bill' adding officers ot trust House bill making $100 of debt duo employes of corporrtlons pre ferred debt. Passed. House concurrent resolution pro viding for a constitutional amend ment under which school districts may levy 20 cents on the $100 valu ation for road Improvement pur- nAoa. T mil , , , 1,1, y -fh-rjMrww. Mr. Freeman moved that all the remaining bouse bills and concurrent resolutions remaining on the calen dar, twenty-five In number, be In definitely postponed. Adopted. Senate bill amending the coal mln Ing laws so as to require tho use of puro animal or vegetablo oil for Illuminating purposes In mines was read a third time and passed. Senate bill allowing sheriffs mileage at the rate of 5 cents a mile serving procosses In criminal cases was de bated at considerable length and lost yeas, 07; nays 35. Senate bill amending tho law pro viding, for Increase of capital stock of Incorporated business and manufac turing companies so as to require one-half of each increase to be paid up in lawful money, was road third time and passed. Senate bill requiring county clerks to certify to the stato board of equal ization tho number and value of shares of bank Block and undeclared dividends was called np and passed. Senate bill amending tho law con- corning contested elections, so as to allow the contestor and contestce twenty days each In which to mako challenges, was read a third time and passed. A message from the governor announced tho approval of the house bills providing for pensioning disablod school teachers In St. Louis, and for taxing freight cars owned by busin ess firms and operated on tho rail roads of this state. l.ostaleVstXM q 111 prolilbItIt1gc?uiitlc8 Gov. Stono haB approved the bill appropriating $5,000 to. mark the posltlou of Missouri troops at the battle of Chlckamauga. The com missioners to perform this task are State Sonator Hiram Bledsoe, a noted confederate artillery officer, and Representative Perry D. Grubby of Adair county, a federal soldier of distinction. Both men participated In tho battle and belonged to Mis souri divisions. Senator Bledsoe was elected president and Mr. Grubb treasurer. Col. Henry A. Nowman, of Randolph, was elected secretary. Considerable regret was expressed here over the action of tho house In killing Sonator Williams' bill pro viding for tho election of circuit attorneys throughout the state. It was recommended by the best law yers In the state as a measure that would result In a saving of criminal cOBts and a better enforcement of criminal laws. It is claimed that prosecuting attorneys outside of the largo cities are usually inexperienced and no match against tho ablo talent tbat'uBually opposos them. In the senate the house bill pro hibiting tho entering of raco horses under false names was passed. The house bill requiring tho pay ment of wages in lawful money of the United States was also passed. The house bill fixing the salary of tho stato veterinary surgeon at $1, 800 a year was also passed. When the house bill restricting the ownership ot real OBtate by aliens came up Senator Williams Introduced substitute, comprising the law enacted by congress to this effect. The substitute was adopted and the bill passed. House memorial resolution asking congress for an adequate appropria tion to improve the Gasconade river was passed. Tbo house disposed, ot these bills: Senate bill authorizing the secre tary oi state to replace worn-out volumes In the state law library. Passed. Senate bill authorizing counties to set aside corporation taxes, patent medicine taxes, taxes on escheats and legacies, for creating a froe scholarship fund to the State Uni versity. Passed. ' Senate bill giving life Insurance companies sixty days after the first of January each year to file state ments with Insurance commissioner. Passed. Senate bill empowering the taking ot duplicate assessments of real estate and personal property should original be destroyed by fire. Passed, Senate bill authorizing the use of Kansas City bonds for security for Jabkson county deposits. Passed. Senate amendments to the bUl appropriating money for the mileage, per diem and current ejpensea of the general assembly were .taken np and agreed to, Altogether the blU appropriate $150,000. Senate bill giving hush wife equal lntorost in homei caso of tho death of either, oenate bill empowering Ulty to provide a pension disabled policemen. Passod, Senate bill changing tho holding circuit court In G and Osage counties. Passed Senate bill revising thol laws relating to tho ventllitli coal mines. Passed. Senate bill providing thai' prisoners nro confined in li Jail other than the county' they wero convlctad, prociise release may do determined wl transfer of prisoners. Passed.- oenaio uiii authorizing ci seats- without' railroads to electrio linos ot rail -.Senate ibilli of circuit a district of th Senate bill from taking indlcent Irmano rjersoiii from asylums and placing thorn lij poor houses. Passed. Tho houso fellow-servant law h-.id called up In tho senate and precipi tated a llvoly fight. Senator Lymr.n moved that It bo rof erred to the committee on railroads. Senator Baskett, Williams and other well known friends of the measure asked to have It referred to the senato as n commttteo of tho whole. Senator Baskett, speaking as n democrat, discussed the measure very warmly. Ho said If tho demo cratic party wanted to lose it supremacy In tho state, then let It defeat the fellow-servant law. Tho meacure, ho said, had been demanded for twenty yoars, and it was the right, privilege and duty of tho seimu to give the measure consideration and fair treatment. Senators Tuunelland Goody koontz mado brief speeches in favor of reference to tho railroad committee, when a roll-call was orderod and Senator Baskett's motion to refer to a committee of the whole was lost by the following vote: Yea Baskett, Dunn, Clash, Kennish, Klene, Morton, Williams, Yeater 8. ,Nays Amelung, Ballard, Bledsoe, Brewster, Busche, Duvlsson, Drum, Qoodykoonti, Harrison, Landrum, Lor, Lyman, McCIIntlc, Morrlssey, Molt, O'Bannon, Orchard, Beaber, Tunnell, Walker, Wurdeman 21. Absent Gray, Ijincaster, Madison, leerS Powers 5. The bill was then orderedtothe committee on railroads, which Is composed of the following members: Messrs. Lyman, Love, Orchard, Mor ton, Busche, O'Bannon and-Wurdeman. The following nominations were confirmed by the senate in executive session: Recorders of voters, St. Louli Charles P. Hlggins, for four yoars from January 1, 1895. Kegouta Kirksvllle Normal School Wm. B. Hayes, Lancaster, 'and Robert N. Bodlne, Paris, to terms ending January 1, 1001. Regents Warrensburg Normal School John N. Dalby, Se.'alia, and Henry A. Peed, Warronsburg, to terms ending January 1, 1001; and . J. Wray, .Lamar (vice O. G. Bur ton, resigned,) to term ending Janu ary 1, 1897. Regents Cape Girardeau Normal School Louis Houek and Leon J. Albert, Capo Girardeau, to terms ending January 1, 1901; Dr. J. L. Haw, Farmlngtou, (vice T. P. Bu ford, deceased,) to term ending Jan- ary 1, 1889. Regents Lincoln Institute John F. Helnrlchs, Jelforson City, and J. W. Dickoy, St. Charles, to terms ending January 1, 1901. Manager Fulton Lunatic Asylum Frank R. Newberry, Fredericktowu, (vice J. J. Russell, resigned), to term ending February 1, 1897. Manager St. Joseph Lunatic Asy lum Joseph S. Rust, Kansas City, (vice H. O. Arnold, resigned), to term ending February 1, 1807; J. W. Hoddens, St. Joseph, and William Ellison, Maryville, to terms' ending February 1, 1899. Managers Nevada Lunatic Asylum David S. Brown, Pettis county, and William II. Jones, Greenfield, to terms ending February e, 1899. Managers School for the Blind M. H. Post, St. Louis, and O. L. Munger, Van Bureji, to terms ending February 1, 1899. Managers School for Deaf and Dumb M. F. Bell, Fulton, and F. II. Kollmeyer, New Florence, to terms ending 'February 1, 1809. Managers Reform School for Boys William M. Williams, Boonvllle, and Joseph J. Russell, Charleston, to terms ending February 1, 1899. Gov. Stone sent a sharp message to the senate in connection with bis approval ot a road poll-tax law. He pointed out a number of blunders In tho measure, and said he signed it reluctantly and with' the beUef that It is invalid, but It may. be enforced by goneral consent. Ho said one halt the bills tent to him were char acterized by errors. The bill In question empowers local powers to impose a poll-tax ranging from two to tlx days, aa desired, or the equiv alent In money at $1 per day, The official vote In the house of repre sentatives on the Murray bill tor re-orgv niil ig and removing the agricultural college was as follows: Vf.t.llL. A ,. 1 1 A . I.m.,..,.. I I fi'Adk at, tinniiher. Ueoner. Dennett, lie.i. Bro-'V, Calhoun, Cape, Carroll, Cberrln' tor Cuiieilire, Danerl, Davis of Tuner. 0at) on, DeFord, Denny, Dcnntow, Drum, Oil Freeman Fuson, any, (.eure, Ota rCh, ririmthst Grubbs, Ourney, Hull, Hr jonil, Hnncock. UftrrUon, Ifnrt,' .!) M .ol)n,tfjn, Jonei of Hickory. Jones f JAc' n, Kyler, Leaxenby, Lellny. Lynch, Mali .1, Mari-h. Martin. Mlddlelnn. Mlilnr. 'Mod, of Stone. Alarm r. 0lmn1. Mil. PfeUIilU. PnrtriiM. Unhnn. flnr1in vntt fetrt'n, Kcbi'ppenhorst, Schumacher, Short oi iuijix, Hmitu of Howell, Hptncer of boogUs, Btct'l, Btlckney, BullInRcr, Hwan itt, Ttrtar, Tatum. Temme. Tubb. Walton. rne, Wation, Wayiueyer, Weater. Wetiftl, Youiiif of St. Francois. Yuuntr of Telaa' Mr. Speaker 79, IVOtiOK Na. Messrs. Anderson. Averv. fiUtle?r, Bolhwell, llourn, Drelt, Buckner, Inn.jClioate, Collins, Correll, Cox Crisp, iiton, DeKelgn, Urabelle, Ulll, Jenkins, (TflMjey, KUd, Lut, UcCulloni, Hh of Buchanan. Sirenc Absent Messrs. FAear. tTlnfla. .TatAa et Fi'lk, LeFavor, McPtierson, Moran, Morti mer, O'lteilly, Pratte, Robertson. Roa, Spurgeon 12. Absent with Uae-Mesrs. Burks, Davis of Wayne Ferguson, Moure of Mississippi -4. Hick Messrs. Mueller, Mhaw 2. On Saturday the senate Appropria tions committee, which had had the house bills under consideration, submit ted Its report. The result is nn Increase I of more than 170,000 to the educational land eleemosynary Institutions ol the state. The announcement created tv stampede among the houbc retrenches. Dr.Tubba and Young, of Texas, haeal ready announced their intention of light log the Increases to the last, but they have an uphill job before them. The friends ol the State Uniu'rslty and of the eleemosynary Institutions as well are overjoyed. The largest Increase is fVl,S00, and it goes to the State Unherslty. Of this sum f35,000 Is for a medical building, $15,000 for equipment of laboratories, $0,400 addi tional for maintenance, f 1,000 for remod eling the students' club house, 1,000 for contingent expenses and fj,000 for im prolng walka and grounds. Tho total hum appropriated for the State University is $175,400. The second largest increase Is f!5,000,to erect a cell building nt the pen itentiary! and the third largest Increase gives 720,000 additional to the insane asy lum at the city of St. Louis. The Increases made by the senate com mittee over the house bill are shown In the following table: Fulton Insane Asylum. . . , . Nevada Insane Asylum. 1'ultun Deaf and Dumb Asylum ... Penitentiary St. I-ouU Insane Asylum Unherslty KlrksvilleXormal . Warrensburg Normal Lincoln Institute Contingent Expenses Clovernor... f ontIli.- l-Aliuueia "'"'H'-u Commissioners Contingent Expenses Kansas City Court of Appeals Repairs on State Capitol Current Expenses Governor's Mansion Support National Guard Support Mate Cadets Scrspliouk State Auditor Clara DieriiiK Account Military Pa.wiunt Total. $195,416.10 "Will these Increased appropriations deadlock, the two houses?" asked a cor-respoudt-nt of Dr. Tubbs shortly after the report of tho senate com ml tie was made public. A look, of contempt crept out the face of the Osage county retrencher and he made reply by asking this ques tion: "Don't jou suppose those fools over on the senate side will recede when they dU- coer there is no money In the treasury to meet the appropriations?" The sen.ite commttteo concurred In the house amendments to the Yeater bill, creating.) non-partisan board of curators for the St.ite University, and passed the bill us it c.une from the house. As the bill nou stands Prof, Woodward, ot Washington University, president of the state University board, Is eligible to re-appointment. The board of curators hereafter will consist of nine members, not more than fHe ot whom will como from the same political party, and the bill us enacted Into law is identical with the measures originally introduced. Tho house objected to an amendment tacked unto the original bill by Senator Harrison, which provided that no person connected with any other educational institution should be eligible to appoint ment on the board. On the first week In August of each jear, after due notice has been given, an exam ination will be held of all applicants qualified under the law to be students of the Unherslty. Three examiners are pro vided for, one to be appointed by the board of curators, one by the county court of opposite political faith, and the third by agreement of the two examiners thus chosen. ThenppHcaht thus chosen can enter the University or any of its departments free of charge and receive a pro rata of the Income of the scholarship fund defraying his expenses. No appli cant wilt be received unlesa theexamlners are satisfied that he Is dependent upon his own exertions for his education. The agricultural college will remain inBoono county and will continue aa a part of tho State University. The aenato, by a decisive vote, defeated the Murray house bill rovtdlng for a the college and measure SSSSptfi WlarBo -.Sfitai attention for tho past ten weeks At one time It looked llko it would pass the senate, but later thore was a change of sentiment. Whon the bill was called up Senator Harrison made such a long speech in Its favor that no one felt like replying to It. The vote on removal was 12 for and 19 ngalnst. Tho defeat of this measure leaves the management of tho uni versity, tho agricultural collego and tho Holla school of mines and metal -'urB' just whore it has been for years. illsmemberment.ot IN OUR OWN STATE. Kahoka Is afflicted with both diph theria and measles. A now Catholic church will bo built at Chlllicolhe. Kansas City ministers have organ ized a law and order league. Slielblna has .'100 cases of measles, and yet this is not all ot its Ills. The now court house at Carthago will be supplied with telephones. The Central Missouri horticulture society has $1,200 In its treasury. Tho new telephone exchange will be In operation at Louisiana, April 1. Tho Missouri state cycling meeting will be held at Shelblna, July 3 and 4. Kovatla ladlos have set tbe noble example ot removing theli hatu nt The grandjuryof Lafayettucounty, waB In session eight, day s and returned fifty Indictments. James Crisp who Is under sen tence to linugat Marshall has secured a respite until April 20. Plans have been decided on for the new buildings at tho industrlaljsihool for girls at Chllllcothe. Merchants of Pleasant Hill are confldent of being able to start tho proposed cheese factory there. Henry Sherwood has established n flying jenny at Utlca, to assist per sons in crossing the Grand river. Doss Bishop, the first man to be Tho senate bill continuing the state school book commission until 1807 was called up in tho house and Indefinitely postponed by a vote of j Indicted undor the new liquor law in 56 to 41. This ends ano .her chapter Harrison county, was fined ?300. in the remarkable history Missouri ! Mrs. Mnyileld, of Ralls countv, has 2,000 m 5,000 oo 2,200.1)0 1 .. 00 20,000.00 St, TOO. 00 2,500.00 3,500 (JO 2,000.00 500.00 365.00 200.00 1,000.00 , 000.00 15,000.00 2,500.00 300.00 60.O) 3.W1.00 The house killed the mttinger bill placing tho agricultural college at Colum bia under a board of managers to be appointed from the tte board ol agri culture. The vote was 61 to 35. Senator Yeater has again proTen him self the friend ot the University by secur ing the passage ot an act for endowment ot the UnlTersity and for the establishment ot tree scholarships ol merit In every county. The act is ot more Importance to theUtUTerslty than anything since the refunded direct tax endowment. The act which is now a law provides that all Inheritances other than from rel atives, will be subject to the payment ot a collateral succeasion tax ot (5 for each flOO ot the clear market value ot the property. Corporations other than those formed for benevolent, fraternal, educa tional, .tclentldo or religious purpose., must pay to the state treasurer for the purposes ot the scholarship fund twenty five cents tor every thousand dollars ot the capital stock. Manufacturers ot patent medicines are required pay a license tax of f25, and traveling vendors ot patent medicines are assessed' 2 for each period ot six months. Moneys which may hereafter escheat to the state alter claimant are barred by the statute ot limitations to go to the scholarship fund. Tbe seToral county courts of the state and tbe mayor, auditor and treasurer ol the city ot St. Louis are required to keep the moneys raised by the provisions ot the act as a permanent fund and Invest It either as required by law tor coanty school land or in untied States bonds. The Income of the money In the univer sity scholarship fund are to be collected annually One.fourth of the Income must be added to the principal and tbe remaining three-fourths appropriated for establishing and maintaining free scholarship. The manner In which tho scholarships are to ba determined 1 thus outlined: has made lu the matter of school text-book legislation, and now tho state is back where it started from in 1801. At that time thero was widespread complaint about the excesslvo cost of school books. Each school district adopted its own book and made such bargains ns It could. It was Boon discovered that some districts wero obtaining books much cheaper than others. The legislature then changed the law so that all the school directors In a county should meet In a convention and adopt a uniform system of school books for the county and mako con tracts continuing for five years. Agents of the various rival publish ing houses swarmed over the statu and each firm secured all the terri tory uossihlo. Charges of corruption were freely made, and it was readily discovered that some counties had made better contracts than others. Meantime many of the publishing .companies found out .hat they could not afford to fight each other, and accordingly formed a pool. This caused a greater complaint than ever. Cities com menced slipping from under tho pro visions of the law and tho legislature again commenced to tinker with it. An effort to engage the tho state in the school book publishing business, was very near successful. The next move was to enact a law for a state commission of five to contract for furnishing nil the districts in the state, outdde of St. Louis and Kan sas City, with a uniform system ot text-books for the common schools for a period of five years, and fixing an absolute schedule of retail prices ot such books. Under this law contracts were made which will not expire until next September. Tbe commission was composed of Prof. George L. Osborne of tho Warrensburg Normal, Ex Chief Justice Elijah II. Norton, of Platte, Congressman U. S. Hall of Randolph, Thomas J. Lingle ot Henry and the stale superintendent of public schoolo. Tbe action of the house discontinues this commission, and accordingly all existing contracts will expire next September and each district in tho state will be left to make such contracts as It can. Opinion Is rmch divided as to the result. That tbe commission ob tained much cheaper books than the counties or districts had previously done is admitted. It does not seem to make much difference what kind of a law 1b enacted, the people soon want something entirely different, and the legislature has been giving them such changes with much rcgu. Iarlty. Sonsatlonal reports are cir culated about the defeat of the sen ate bill and the matter will doubtless be lugged in the next campaign, although partisan lines were not perceptible in the assembly. NAPOLEOWS FOOD. From the Xew York Becorder. Napoleon was not choice at all about his eating. When seated at the table, be would begin at once on anything that was nearest, and in ten or fifteen minutes had made his dinner. He would eat anything, and, If hungry, In almost any quantity The battle of Dresden failed ot re' suits through an attack of indigestion from an over dose of mutton dressed with onions. When at St. Helena, he for a time at least, had a Chinese cook, who made oxcellent blood pudding, and the emperor dally gorged himself with this appropriate dainty until severe indigestion com pelled him to give It op. When on his campaigns be often) ate the ration allotted to the private soldiers. a crippled husband and four small children and so she splits rails for a living. Sunday closing at Sedalia makes business for tho doctors. One physi cian wrote 38 prescriptions for liquor Sunday. The Derby Lead company at Farm ington, has been reorganized. St. Louis capitalists have taken hold of the concern. Charles Keys, who was yardm.tter at Moberly for a number of years has disappeared. His mysterious disap pearance cannot be solved. rVmateurs at Warsaw will present the drama "Among the Breakers," and donate tho proceeds for the improvement of the cemetery. J. W. Hubbard, of Eureka, claims to bo tho champion chicken eater in Missouri and is anxious to match his gormandizing ability against any hen eater. Mrs. Madissa Rhodes died a few days since an object of charity at St. Joseph. Ten years ago she was the wealthiest woman In Buchanan county. hall dozen cases of small pox are reported between Troy, Lincoln county, and Ashley, Pike county. It was brought into the community by peddler. The annual report of the Kansas City police force shows that 3S mem bers of that body weie born in Ire land, and 48 wore born in Missouri. Tho ancestry of the members is not traced. Three prisoners, Wm. Berkely, Ed Karsch and Arthur Schneider, in dicted for burglary, escaped from their guard at St. Joseph court house. They opened a window and slid down a brain pipe to tho ground. William Webster, proprieter of the city hotel at Stewartsville, committed suicide at the Hannibal and St. Joseph depot' by placing his head across the rail In front of a switch engine. He was a member of the G, rV. R. and was 58 years old. He leaves a large family. Financial troubles prompted the act. Cornelius Deuchy, a St. Louis let ter carrier, was given a judgment for J30 against S. Krohn, for damages sustained from tho bite ot the lattor's dog last April. Krohn claimed that the dog did not belong to him and that he was in no way responsible) tor Its actions. But the jury thought differently, and gave plaintiff the full amount sued for. Governor Stone has issued tbe fol lowing In regard to the Nebraska sufferers: "To the People of Missouri: It Is very generally known that the farm ing communities in two or three of the states west of Missouri have been in great distress during tbe past winter, owing to the disastrous and widespread drought occurring last summer. Tlfo ' condition of these unfortunate people Is extremely unhappy. They are not only measurably destitute, but the pros pect for future improvement is bad, because ot their utter lack ot means to obtain the nocessary seed to plant crops, and the want of provender to support their horses and other live stock. "These people are our fellow citi zens. They appeal to for aid, and we Bhould respond quickly and gen erously. I am Informed by the pres ident and secretary ot the St. Louis Merchants' Exchange that dally ap peals are coming from this stricken region to the exchange and to other commercial bodies, and the munlci pal officers ot the city. The Mer chants' Exchange and Mercantile Club of St. Louis havo taken tho matter In hand to bring It to the at tention of the people of St. Louis and to ask for contributions to relievo these worthy, but distressed citizens of our Bister stitcs. "I venture in this public way to Bnggost to the good pcoplo of tho dif ferent counties of the state outsidoof St. Louis that somo organized effort bo made to aid this charitable enter prise, either by contribution of money, wheat, corn or oats. "If a committee in each county, having the confidence of their re spective communities should bo ap pointed and would tako actl j In' est In the work, no doubt a deal could be accomplished. Any committees so orgaulzid can, If so desired, co-operate with '. com mittee appolited in St. Lr.u'.j, qf which George D. Ilatnard i 'chair man. Respectfully, (Signed) "Wm. J. Stoxk, "Clovernor." iVO IIUMUCG ADVEJITISIXG. By Charles Austin Hslivi. Probably no other single scntenco ever hurt business so mucli as the remark by P.-T. I.arnum that "tho American people llko to bo hum bugged." You have heard half a hundred people say of diirerent stores: ' will never go there again. They are cheats. They advertised so-and-so and when I got there, they didn't havo It, or it wasn't nearly a good as they said in the advertisement." If a pleased customer is the best of all advertisements, ls-i't a dis pleased one the worst? How often the op ortunity conies to say : "Oh, I wouldn't go there; why don't you deal at Blanks'?" That comes from being humbugged comes because the merchant be lieved Barnum. And Barnum h!melf didn't really humbug people. His show was really "the greatest on earth," and really gave a great 1 ig fifty cents' worth for a half-dollar. An occas ional woolly horse, or white elephant, more or lers, didn't matter much. People went to Barnum to bo amused, and he amused them. People go to the theatre, and if they are carried away by tie play, and laugh and Hhed tears over the Incidents they are "humbugged" to be sure, they believe, tor the time, all tho fiction ot tno play it is leal to tneiu but bow much more would they be hum bugged if tho play didn't seem real? If Barnum advertised a woollj iiorse and then showed tometh'ng which could by no possible stretch of the imagination deceive anybody, that would be humbug. No, Barnum didn't humbug. Ho amused. He advertised to furnish amusement, and he did. Even his lies wero amusing entertaining. We, none of us, believe in fairy tales, but most of us, chlldien or grandpas, like to read. But we don't buy groceries and irugs and dry goods for amusement. Not a bit of it. Wo buy them be- auso we have to, and wo want honest value for our money and no nonsense about It. If we can't get It in one store, we'll go to another. We don't like to.be humbugged, and wo won't if we can help it. Barnum was wrong. He's dead, anyway. And buried. FARMERS SIIOVLD HE WEALTHY. Kuicll OmiTt'lUii llianatba (KausaH World. To be poor In America is some thing to be ashamed of. You farm ers in Brown county ought to bo immensely wealthy. With wheat and Cw.ru and stock at presont prices? Yes. Yon have raised too much wheat. And with people starving? Yes with less produced the price would have been greater, work would have been more plentiful. Times are better for everybody when flour is six dollars a barrel. You farmers plant what will grow tiio best. You don't study the markets. When you learn to plant what Is ad vancing and plow In what haB de clined you will mako money. Every man ought to make money. Not to hoard but to disburse. Havo it Bald that you have given more than you have received. OUOUT TO MAKE MONEY. KusHell Conn ell. You have been running a Btore twenty years and haven't made any money. You ought to bo ashamed of It. You don't know your bUBlnoss, You are asleep. Wake up. Do you run your store like I did my father's? When a man came In and asked if we kept jack knives I said no, and turned away whistling, thinking no more about It. A second many came In and asked for a jack knife, and a third. See to it that you have tbo jack knlfo in stock before tbo third man calls. INFORMATION FOR TUB CURIOUS. From tbe SomervlUe Journal. The man who sent ?5 last week In answer to an advertisement prom ising to tell how to make $1 go as far as 5, got his answer yestorday. It was a small card on which was neatly printed : Hall Dotb to Baa FrsoclKO : ft Ma S'