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STATE I REPUBLICAN. v6lume xxv. JEFFERSON OITY, COLE OO.UjjjY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 189G. NUMBER 10. THE, NATIONAL CAPITAL Nineteen New Naval Vessels. Tho naval appropriation bill for the next fiscal year will contain tho most liberal allowanco for tho increase of tho navy carried by any bill slnco tho war., Four battleships and fifteen torpedo boats was tho decisional the committee on the question of now ves sels, which had been tho principal point of dlscnSBion in many meetings. The democrats fonght hard to secure six battle-ships, but tho republicans stood well together and Carried their point Tho motion for six battleships was mado by Mr. Cmnmtngs, of Now York, and was lost by a vote of 6 to 7, bat one republican voting for it The vote was : Ycas- Democrats Messrs. Cum- .-'W;fffi.annMta Mr. i" read from Georgia;. Hart of Pennsylvania. Re publican Hanley, of Indiana. Nays Republicans Messrs. Bou telle, of Maine j Hnllck. of Ohio; Hll born, of California; Bull, of Rhode Island; Wilson, of New York; Foss, of Illinois ; Dayton, of West Virginia. There was something of a dispute over an attempt by tho democrats to cast a vote by proxy for Mr. Hall, of Missouri, who was absent, but the chairman decided this to be inadmts sable. The position of Mr. Robinson, of Pennsylvania, who was absent, was also a question, Chairman Boutollo say ing that Mr. Robinson favored four ships and Mr. Cummlngs contending that he desired six. The four battle-ships will bo of 11, 000 tons each, and the cost Is not to ex ceed $3,700,000 each, exclusive of armament which is thought to be an ample provision, as other ships of the same class havo been built in recent years well within that figure. Five of tho torpedo boats aro to have a speed of twenty-six knots, and to cost within 5850,000 each; the other ten lirVto haven speed of twenty knots, and their cost limit is $800,000 each. Other details, including tho settle ment of tho places where the ships and torpedo boats are to bo built were left undecided, but Mr. Hllborn, of Cali fornia, feels certain that tho Pacific coast will get its share of the honors in the distribution, while Mr. Meyer, of Louisiana, will try nnd havo a part of the torpedo float built In the Missis sippi. The new craft will bo built by contract, and the navy department ,1s left free to expend as much of tho ap propriation as it needs in tho next fiscal year. Tho next largest provision for a new navy was mado in the Fifty-first con gress,' when tho appropriation bill carried threo battle-ships. mm Iff; i K . l rests "s- . Senator Vest Tallts for the West During tho consideration In the sen ate of a resolutlon'to open the Uncom phagre reservation in Utah, Secretary Hoko Smith was sovorely criticised by Messrs. Cannon, of Utah, Wolcott of Colorado, and Vest of Missouri. Mr. Vest said that there had been a timo when a cabinet officer who de liberately disobeyed tho law would bo brought before tho bar of tho senate, but that It was now quito common for such officers.to refuse to carry out tho law. lie said that tho opening of the asphult regions on that reservation would result in greatly cheapening tho product Mr. .Vest declared that this courso of nullifying laws had grown to such an extent that it had become reprehen sible. Referring to the proposed action of Secretary Morton, in complying with the seed resolution, he said it would not bo carried out so as to so curo an efficient distribution of seeds, but that the secretary would act in such a way as to place upon congress the appcaracne of wasting the appro priation. Ah to tho Uncompahgre res ervation and Secretary Smith, he de clared that the secretary and the presi dent the'presldent acting on tho sug gestion of tho secretary decided that congress did not know what it was doing. There was a disposition on tho part of tho administration not to treat the people of tho west fairly as if they did not know what they wanted. Ho referred to the address of tho president to the Presbyterian mission board in New York, the president standing on the thresholds of tho rum holes and places of vice in New York and saying that the people of the west needed mis sionary aid. He had heard that the president had lately laid his heart at the feet of Jesus. Ho was glad to hear it He had feared that tho president had donated ull his adoration to the mugwumps and Incense burners. Senator Vest said that- if tho presi dent would hunt less ducks in North Carolina and silver democrats in Ken tucky, it would bo better for the coun try. He declared the refusal of public officers to obey the law had become so flagrant that it demanded the atten tion of the legislative branch of the government mm Tim-, . Y Carlisle Is a Candidate, Secretary Carlisle Is a candidate for the presidential nomination 'at Chica go, and a pnblio announcement to that effect will soon be mode by one of tho secretary's close friends in the senate. The announcement, however, will not be mode until President Cleveland lias formally stated his purpose not to per mit his name to be used in the con vention in connection with a third term., 'It Is learned on excellent au thority that the president has fully decided upon this courso, and it is ex pected that he xvf HI make known his determination within a short time. Although Secretary Olney's name has been considered with favor by democratic leaders It Is known that he does not desire the nomination, it Is undoubtedly true (that Mr. Car lisle's candidacy will have the support el Mr. Cleveland and the1 members of the cabinet Be will go before tho convention as tho representative of the "sound monoy" viows of the ad ministratloa His friends, in con ducting tho canvass for Mr. Carlisle's nomination, will nrgo that it bo made upon a sound money platform, and, if ho bo successful, at Chicago, will then make this issue prominent in the cam paign leading up to tho Novembor oleo Hons. Censuring Bayard. In tho course of his speech in favor of the rcsolutlens of censuro of Am bassador Bayard for his anti-protective policy speeches in Groat Britain, Mr. nitt, of Illinois, denounced tho Edln burg Bpcoch of Mr. Bayard as a "po litical diatribo" which Mr. Bayard, as a reresentatlvo of this country, had no right .to deliver, .and which was tnercrore, an .insult, ,tp, million o Hltt London papers comments on tho ad dress and referred to tho censuro of Mr. Stovcns, minister to Hawaii, in the last congress. Mr. Draper (republican), of Mas sachusetts, spoko against the resolu tions. Ho thought that tills was nu timo for sensationalism and that thero was already trouble enough in tho for eign relations. The speeches were hardly proper but did not merit such harsh action. Mr. Cousins, of Iowa, made' a bril liant speech in Bupport of tho resolu tions., "This deliberate and unex ampled breach of diplomatic etiquette, this ungrateful, unprovoked and un becoming insult to tho majority of tho peoplo of America, to her distinguished living and to 1ier honored dead, by one who bore their confidence, their mission and credentials, must not be left unchallenged, since it has entered the annals of our diplomatic history, " Ho denounced Mr. Bayard In strong terms and declared that ho had in sulted all men who had believed in protection, and had deliberately mis represented tho effects of tho protective policy. Greer County Case Settled. Tho tract of land called Greer county by Texas, and claimed by that state, belongs to tho .United States. This is the conclusion which the United States supreme court has arrived at after a careful inquiry into tho facts. A controversy over this boundary has been going on for years, and tho territory in dispute has 20,000 settlers. It contains about 1,000,000 square miles, which, by the supreme court's decision, will now have to be added to Oklahoma. This will muko Oklahoma's population nearly 800,000, or more in habitants than any territory ever had on admission to statehood except South Dakota and Washington. Seed for Farmers. The senate joint resolution directing tho secretary of agriculture to purchase and distribute- seeds, bulbs, etc., as has been done In preceding years, has becomo a law, without tho president's signature, tho resolution not having been returnod to congress within the constitutional ten days' limit. Secre tary Morton refused to carry out the old law and vigorously opposed tho pas sago of. tho present mandatory act Hew Mexico to be Admitted. The senate committee on territories authorized a favorable- report upon the bill for the admission of Now Mexico as n Btate. A number of amendments have been mado to tho original bill, but relate only to details as to tho manner in which the constitutional convention shall bo hold and nrclimi nary proceedings in tho territory pre vious to adraiaaioa t CAPITAL NOTES, Captain Drew, of the Eighth Cav alry, has retired from active service. Stone's bill for the restriction of im migration has been favorably recom mended to. congress. Tho house by a vote of 173 to 89 un seated Congressman G. A. Uobblns, of Alabama the three Missouri demo crats voting against him. In tho senate Mr. Davis (republi can), of Minnesota, chairman of tho committeo on territories, reported fav orably tho bill to admit New Mexico to statehood. , Democratic senators of all shades of opinion on the financial question con tributed toward purchasing a testi monial to Blackburn for his fight in tho Kentucky legislature. The state department has ordered Consul General Williams to interfere in tho case of tho American, .Agra inanto, whom the Spanish are trying at Havana for complicity in the Cu ban revolution. BRIEF BIT3 OF NEWS. The house of commons adopted a motion favoring an international mone tary conference. The new Italian cabinet announced that the war against the Abyssiniaus will be continued. Dr. E rumens, of New York, has obtained the X rayB from the sunbeam and from darkness. John Wunamaker cabled from Con stantinople that the Armenians aro In great need of relief. The Philadelphia M. E. conference voted for the admission of women to the goneral conference, Captain General Weyler, of Cuba, says that the difficulties of his position 'may force him to reslga Colonel Thomas H. Nelson died in Torre' Haute, Ind. He had been min ister to Chill and to Mexico. The British bimetallic league ex presses Itself as satisfied with the action of the house of commons. The British board of agriculture examined 01 samples of, United States food import and found them all pore. THINGS POLITICAL Patterson on Sound Money. Congressman Patterson (democrat), of Tennessee, has been talking for gold in Missouri. Mr. Patterson defined the term "standard money" as being money mode but of a substanco which lias a value in the open market exactly equal to its purchasing power after It is coined, and it is tho free, unlimited and independent coinage of tho essen tial elements of standard money which makes it a standard. He main tained that gold is our standard money, and that gold is tho only standard money which we can safely adopt or possibly maintain. Ho said that silver Is dependent upon gold, and that the purchasing power of tho silver dollar is not regulated by tho -vahro 'of tho Bllvor in it but by tho value of gold in n gold dollar. Silver is a dependent money, the howcr of wood and drawer of water in our financial system, and gold is its master, and it would bo im possible for us to have a concurrent circulation of two standards, gold and silver, at 10 to 1, as gold would bo driven out of tho country. He assorted that tho first agitation of the free and unlimited coinage of sliver at 10 to 1 was begun in 1875, and ho challenged his hearers to go back over tho history of our country from Washington to Satnuol J. Tildcn and find ono American statesman belonging to any political party who advocated the present free silver doctrine. There is not one country in tho world where free coinage of silver maintains that is not absolutely on a silver basis. Thero is not one silver country In the world whore laboring men receive wages sufficient for their independence and comfort and where. tho rich are not nabobs and the poor men peons. There is not a silver country which uses gold at all in its circulation, but thero Is not a gold country which does not use silver. Thero is no silver country which has a per capita circulation of as much as S3. His mention of Presi dent Cleveland's namo brought forth thunderous applause, whereupon ho said: ' I am glad that democrats still be lieve in tho name of Grover Cleveland. Hay what you please, when history makes up its verdict ho will bo re corded as ono of the greatest patriots of America. ' ' Cov. Campbell's Views. ' 1 want international freo coinage of silver at a ratio of 1514 to 1," said Ex-Gov. James E, Campbell, of Ohio. "I consider single gold standard ad vocates as much wrong on one side aS I believe single stiver Btondard men aro wrong on tho other. I nm opposed to our country going aheaa alone ami coining Bilver free. No one nation can do It and survive, but the United States, Germany and France could do so without England's co-operation. With mi international agreement all troubles with the money qnetsiou would vanish, and I expect to live to see such an arrangement effected. "I bolleve, " he continued, "that tho next president will be elected by the house of representatives. There will be a fight in both the national conven tions between tho extreme gold men and the cxtremo silver men. Both aro cranks. Tho two parties as demo crats and republicans have really no difference on the money question. Tho silver men will not bo satisfied with tho republican platform and they will bolt and lose the party enough states to throw the election of tho president Into tho house. " No Senator Elected in Kentucky. The Kentucky senatorial contest Is ended. Thero was no clectioa Black burn's seat becomes vacant' March 4, 1897. The Kentucky legislature docs not meet again until January, 1893. It may be that Kentucky will have only ono United States senator for ono year. The governor can call an extra ses sion of the legislature, but Bradley has stated that he will not do this. In the Fifty-third congress the sena tors were appointed by tho governors of Montana, Wyoming and Washington, the legislatures of these states having failed to elect, but tho senate decided that the appointees wcro not entitled to seats. ALL OVER THE REPUBLIC. Ex-Speaker Crisp and Hoko Smith are to lock horns on the financial ques tion in Georgia. The Wisconsin republican conven tion declared for McKlnlcy- and elected delegate j-at-largo, Colonel E. IL Hlgbee, of St Louis, said at New York that Missouri would have somo Morton delegates. Congressman Charles G, Burton was renominated by tho republicans of the Fifteenth Missouri district The Kentucky senate censured Gov ernor Bradley for calling out the militia, while the house indorsed his action. Tho Kansas populists held a con vention at Hutchinson, They adopted a platform similar to that promulgated at Omaha. Ex-Senator Manderson Bays If the Nebraska delegation doesn't stand by him be won't be very much In it as a presidential candidate. Cob J, F, Harwood, of Maysville, Is thankful to his friends for that flatter ing talk'about him; but says he is not a candidate for the republican nomina tion for congress from the Third dis trict Candidates for congress In the Sec ond district are becoming thick. In addition to those already in the field, Robert N. Bodlne, ox-member of "the legislature, of Monroe, and ex-Senator John O. Piersol, of the same, county,, are out tor the democratlo nouuna tiou. i ALL KINDS OP NEWS! II For Silver and Protection. i J A long conference was held In Wash-' Ingten botween tho leading republican silver sonators who voted Against the house tariff bill and manufacturers,' principally from Pennsylvania, for the purposo, If possible, of agreeing upon a tariff programme. Those present wero Sonators Teller, of Colorado Dubois, of Idaho ; Carter and Mantle,' of Montana ; Cannon, of Utah, and Jones, of Nevada; Representative Hartinan,' of Montana: Allen, or Utah, and Wilson, of Idaho, and representatives of manufacturing in terests. ...... -St All or the senators present spoke, Each defined his position in such man ner as to make it plain to the manri torturers thst.there could "be mo pro tectivo tariff legislation, cither at this Besslon of congress or the next with out tho rehabilitation, of silver, and that bimetallism and protection, as re garded from their standpoint con stituted an indlvlsiblo issue before the country. Somo of the manufacturers them selves Indorsed this position as being tho logic of the country's necessities and political condition. President Dornan, of the Manufacturers' Club of Philadelphia, expressed tho opinion that tariff duties could not bo made high enough to protect manufacturers if tho country remained on a gold basis. James Dobson came out unqualified ly for freo coinage, by international agreement, if possible; otherwise by independent action. Ho believed that Independent action would induce in ternational action. Freo coinage might create temporary disturbances, but It was the quickest way to permanent re lief from the ills from which tho coun try is now suffering. Henry A. Fryc, of Philadelphia, de clared for protection and bimetallism. Charles Heber Clark, editor of the Manufacturer, of Philadelphia, said ho had labored in season and out of season to convince the manufacturers that protection would prove efficacious only In conjunction with tho restora tion of silver. Richard Campion declared himself in favor of tho restoration of silver, but thought that tho causo of bimetallism was not advanced by the defeat of the revenue measure. be-Ex-has the Smith and Crisp Will Debate, As a result of correspondence twecn Secretary Hoke Smith and Speaker Crisp, an arrangement been made for a joint debate on financial question., at . a ,.nntnbcroi. places in Georgia, The invitation came from Mr. Smith. Before accept ing it Mr. Crisp intended to be a can didate for senator, explaining that he could not afford to devote a great deal of time in debating with other than op ponents for the office which he, him self, was seeking. Mr. Smith replied : "It Is seven months until tho senatorial election will take place iu Georgia. I am not now a candidate, and do not wish to become one," This was not wholly satisfactory to Mr. Crisp, "but, " ho said, "I cannot obtain my consent entirely to decline your cour teous offer." Ho then accepted the Invitation to divide time with Mr. Smith at Augusta and at Atlanta, nnd at six other points, all tho debates to be before the middle of April. Bayard Censured. The resolutions censuring Ambassador Bayard for his Boston and Edinburgh speeches passed tho hoube yeas, 191 ; nays, 69. The vote was mainly along political lines, the republicans voting yea, the democrats no. The populists supported the resolution. Tho following republi-, cans voted against tho resolution: Baker, of Maryland ; Cook, of Illinois ; Draper, of Massachusetts; Pitney, of New Jersey, and Willis, of Delaware 5. The following democrats voted for It: Bailey, of Texas; Cockrell, of Texas; Cummlngs, of New York; Latimer, of South Carolina ; .Layton, ,'of Ohio, and Sorg, of Ohio 0. Oas War in Kansas City. The local gas rate war In Kansas City developed a feature without a parallel when tho Kansas City Gas Company opened a free school In cook ery for its patrons. This is in addition to furnishing to its consumers frea gas stores and gas at 60 cents n thousand. Tills has been brought about by the entranco into the field of a rival com pany, the Missouri Gas Company, which Is soon to open for business. The new company has already met the offer of free stoves, and will also supply its consumers at 60 cents a thousand. Pilgrims Start for Jerusalem. A party of pilgrims from San Saba and Lampasas counties passed through Fort Worth en route to Jerusalem. The pilgrimage is caused by the belief that the world will agon come to an end and they desire to be in the Holy City and meet Christ when the end cornea The pilgrims are well to do and have stood high in the estimation of all at their respective homes. Ex-Chief Speers Dead. Ex-Chief of Police Thomas M. Speers, "of Kansas City, died March 20, of heart disease, aged 69 years. De ceased had been chief of police of Kansas City forth'lrty-two years and was relieved from office a year ago by Governor Stone, after a most eventful career. In his time he had perhaps brought more criminals to justice than any other man in the west Arizona Will Be Admitted, The senate committee on terri tories agreed to report favorably the bill for the admission of Arizona a a state of the Unloa A MILLIONAIRE'S FARM. Secretary of Agriculture Morton lias returnod from Ashovillo, N. C, where he spent a week7invostlgating "Biltmoro," tho famous estate of George Vanderbllt and ho tells his friend that there is nothing iu the world owned by sovereign or subject that will compare with it either as a resldcnco or as an object lesson in tho agricultural arts. "It is a grand idea," said Mr. Morton "that young Mr. Van derbllt Is trying to carry out It is unique and none but a man of enormous wealth could undcrtako It Few kings havo either funds or tho good of their peoplo at heart sufficiently to conceive and carry out what Mr. Vanderbllt has successfully demonstrated. 1 don't there, nor how much moro ho intends to invest but it is one of tho grandest undertakings that Individual enter- priJe ever attempted, and I understand thai it is tho owner's intention toloavo It as a legacy to tho publlo when ho can no longer enjoy It himself. Thero nro 95,000 acres in the estate and every inctiof it may bo said to be under scientific cultivation, embracing every5 branch of the vegetable kingdom. "Combined with It ho has the most perfect, system of roadways I havo ever seen, and you can drlvo 1100 miles over macadamized pavement without going off his estate. As an exhibi tion of Hndscapo gardening It Is with out an equal. Frederick Law Olmsted has had Charged of that branch of tho work and the late Richard M. Hunt was the architect of all the buildings, which for their several uses surpass, perhops, any that exist on earth. There are no palaces In Europo that can equal1 Mr. Vanderbilt's for elo gance, comfort and conveniance, and he Is gathering there a collection of works of art that would make it famous if it had no other attractioa His stables, his bams, his dairies, his propagating houses, his henneries and other features of his establishment, are all on tho same grand scale. Ho has undertaken to furnish the highest possible example of the science of food culture in every one of Its branches. "He has employed tho best men ho could find to take charge of his ex periments and pays them salaries com mensurate with their services. There aro Germans and Frenchmen and Ital ians and Englishmen, as well as Ameri cans, employed. The foreigners are usually men of high professional repu tations, who aro attached to universi ties in the Old World and SDend their vacations,' threeTf our r"slx months, on Mr. Vanderbilt's estate, looking after their respective departments. While tho worn has not yet been carried far enough to show the results, tho possibilities of usefulness offered by Mr. Vanderbilt's enterprise are un limited. "I consider his work there just as Important to the agricultural interests of this country as the department of agriculture at Washingtoa Ho employs more men than I havo under my charge, and I think ho is spending more money every year than congress appropriates for my department, although I do not know his figures. He lias nearly a thousand names on his pay roll and wo have about 700. His men aro promoted for efficiency accord ing to tho most practical civil eervico rules. If a man who is employed at SI a day to shovel dirt shows that he is capable of something better his wort ami his wages are both advanced and the same rule applies to everybody on the estate If there were nothing el60 to bo accomplished, Mr. Vanderbllt is at least building up an educational institution that will furnish scientific fanners and teachers for the instruc tion of tho rest of mankind, and I feel like thanking old Commodore Vander bllt for having given us a grandson who has the brains and tho benevolence to devote his wealth to afford the pub lic such valuable object lessons in art, architecture, agriculture, forestry, viticulture, dairying, road making and other useful work. Tho peoplo down thero talk about the enormous amount of money Mr. Vanderbllt Is Investing to gratify his tasto and pride, to pro vide luxuries for his appetite and mag nificent displays to flatter his vanity, but the poor creatures do not compre hend tho first letter in the. alphabet of his ambition. Their vision is not broad enough; their intelligence is not sufficient to grasp a single fragment of the idea he is developing, and while they imagine that it is all duo to selfish ness, ho is n great benefactor working for them. They talk about the land being worn out down thero In North Carolina. It's tho people. Tho land is all right If brains and energy were applied to its cultivation. " IN AND OF MISSOURI. MISSOURI POLITICS. .Judge Jones,, of Kanas City, is the republican candidate for mayor of Kansas City. Dr. J. G. Page, of.Ripley county, Is a republican candidate for senator from the Twenty-first district Ed W. Robinson, of Kahoka, is a candidate for delegate to the republican national convention at St .Louis. W. F, Arnold, of Bonne Terre, is a candidate for representative in the legislature from St Francois county. Cot 8. W. Jurden, of Holden, and CoL Dick Robertson, of Warrensburg, are aspirants to represent that con gressional district in the republican national convention at St Louis. Vernon county has not yet presented a democratlo candidate for congress in the Fifteenth district Other counties in the district, however, have spoken up as follows : W. B. Skinner, of Lawrence ; Judge Crow and John W.Halliburt, of Jasper; H. a Tim monds and on Berry G, Thurman, of Barton- Captain Bradbury Dead. Coptaln W. II. Bradbury, deputy warden of tho Missouri penitentiary for thirty-six years, died in Jefferson City, aged 75 years. Captain Bradbury was 75 years old. Ho had been a deputy warden In the Missouri state penitentiary about thirty-six years, being away only dur ing tho Mexican and civil wars. In personal appearance he was a man who would attract attention wherever he went Ha was more than six feet tall, straight and muscular. There was scarcely a better known man in .Missouri. He had a record for personal courage that was nowhere excelled in the west. On moro than ono occasion h risked hi life In quelling disturbances among the con victs in tho penitentiary and had many narrow escapes, being cut many times by obstreperous convicts. Captain Bradbury was twice married. By the first marriage ho had six children. Of these two sons aro now In Missouri. T. M. Bradbury is In tho state treasurer's ofilco in Jcfferion City and W. K. Bradbury is in tho In ternal revenue i-ervico in Kansas City. Several married daughters aro living In the east. Mrs. Dora C. Hall, the eldest daughter, is a widow and kept house for her father at the time of his death. There aro three Binall children by his second marriage. About eight years ago a convict sprang on Captain Bradbury and struck him with a knife. Bradbury drew n revolver and shot the convict dead. At another time Captain Bradbury was badly cut by Convict William Johnson. Drawing his revolver, Bradbury cowed Johnson and put him in solitary con finement for a year, anil would have kept him in a dungeon the remainder of hh term had ho not been released by a special act of tho legislature. Whilo In jail Johnson set fire to the penitentiary. All the prisoners re spected and feared Bradbury. He took great pains to learn the history of each one, und always had at his dis posal a fund of stories about noted criminals. Captain Bradbury dis played his fearless nature during the riots at the penitentiary several years ago. Judge J. E. Lincoln Dead. Tudgo James E. Lincoln died In Liberty March 19. Judgo Lincoln was a descendant of a distinguished family, his grandfather being a brother of Abraham Lincoln. George Lincoln, father of the deceased, camn to Liberty in 1B22 from Ken tucky and entered a large farm near this city. Judge Lincoln was a native of Clay county, having been born there in 1840. He graduated at William Jewell Col lego and completed the law courso in tho university at Louisville, Ky., in 18i;2. Ever Bince then, with tho ex ception of a few years, he has been en gaged in the practice of law hero or discharging official duties. Ho filled JJie positions of city attorney and prosecuting attorney of Clay county, represented the county in the Missouri general assembly in 1870, was chair man of the special committee appointed to amend and conform tho laws to the new constitution, was probate judgo of Clay county from 1878 to 18S2 and was curator of the State University several years, fie married a Miss Bird, a sister of Mrs. Wltten Mc Donald and Mrs. II. C. Orr, of Kansas City, and Mrs. A. M. Dockcry. Mrs. Lincoln and three children survive him, a daughter and two sons, the oldest boy, Gatewood, being a cadet at the Annapolis, Md. , Naval School. Teachers Not Above Criticism. After the plaintiff's evidence was all in at La Plata, in the 87,000 libel suit of Lizzio Spencer, against W. H. Hillings et al. , defendants offered u demurrer which was sustained by the court on tho ground that patrons or a school have u right to criticiso a school teacher as other public officers. The defendants sent a vote to the school board of District No. 1, asking it to withdraw Miss Spencer from the posi tion as teacher, as "we consider her wholly unable to teach our bchool. " The plaintiff took u nonsuit and will likely carry the case to the appellate court MISSOURI NOTES. Burned clay ballast, a Missouri pro duct, is growing in favor with rail roads. Prof. Muir, of Moberly, has been offered and accepted tho presidency of La Grango College. The Northwest Missouri Press Asso ciation will hold its convention at St Joseph and go on an oxcurslon to Seda lia and Jefferson City. Dr. R S. Wilson, lato superinten dent of the state Insane asylum at Fulton, has removed to Sweet Springs, where ho will probably reside and practice his profession. Jefferson City and Glasgow are in danger of getting their postmasters mixed. Both are named George Vaughan and both are democrats. Alexandria recently suffered a very eerious conflagration, but it is claimed that lite burned district will be rebuilt In a much more substantial style. The indications are in no wise less favorable for a big fruit crop In south west Missouri, notwithstanding the recent cold snap, say the sharps in that line. The town of Liberty is in good shape. Besides being out of .debt it has a balance of $3,000. This is all in direct keeping with the name of the towa The state fish commissioners propose planting 14,000 giant cropple inMoreau river and Gray's creek; 21,000 in the Black and St. Francois rivers, and 10,000 in the two Creve Croeur lakes. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report Royal Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE IN AND OF MISSOURI. New Wabash Fast Train. The Wabash railroad has put on a new fast train which brings New York, Boston and other Atlantic ports nearly three hours nearer to Kansas City. The train will carry tho gov ernment mull as well as pasenjicr ' and will be nearly three hours faster than any other train running out of Kansas City to New York or Bostoa The new schedule is the result of the progressive policy of Vice-President und General Manager Ramsey. The Wabash has the roadbed and equip ment to lop a few moro hours off of its schedule if it should bo desire. According to. tio new time card the Wabash east bound train will leave Kansas City at 0 .30 p. m., and will reach New York the second morning at 10 .!li o'clock instead of 1 :45 o'clock p. m. , as at present. Boston will be reached at U : 13 p. m., the same after noon. The westbound service will also be improved and the effect of the new service will be to accelerate the de livery of eastern mails from twelve to twenty-four hours In the west and southwest. The eastern service will enable Kansas City merchants to mail their letters as lato as 5 :30 o'clock in the afternoon and havo them delivered in New York, Boston and Philadelphia as soon as letters mailed at the same time in St. Louis. The improvement in the passenger service will be another blow at tho Chicago gateway as several hours will be saved by going via St. Louis to the eastern cities. Of Folks Who Fight Sin. Tho remarkable revival in tho First Christian church at Sedulia has re suited in more than 100 conversions, swelling tho total membership to 1,000, tho largest of any Christian church in the United States. The Rev. Frank Campbell will preach the year ensuing for the Baptist church of Jamespprt. The Baptist church of Platte City is talking up a belfry. The Rev. F. M. Green and family will re move from Brookfield to Macoa The Cumberland Presbyterian church in Wcstport was dedicuted and S3, 354 was raised. Students from McCormick Seminary, Chicago, have been preach ing for Westminster church, Carthage. The Rev. S. W. Cope, of Chilllcothe, lately celebrated his 70th birthday. The Rev. W. P. Paxson, of Springfield, southwestern superintendent of the American Sunday School Union, is dead. The Rev: F. J. Lavitt, of the Robberson Avenue Baptist church, Springfield, has accepted a call to the First Baptist church, Leavenworth, Kansas. Preferring Creditors. . Judge James B. Gantt, presiding iudge of division No. 2, of the state supreme court, handed down an opinion in the case of Martin J. Calla han et al. vs Edmund II. Powers et al. in which he reasserts the right of a debtor in failing circumstances to pro fer one or more of his creditors by mortgages, deeds of trust, or by assign ment of accounts or by turning over goods, and it is immaterial that he in tends to follow such preferences by a general assignment of his goods for the balance of his creditors. The opinion holds that tho only preference pro hiblted by the statutes is a preference by confession of judgment within thirty days before the general assign ment. Dean Schuyler Dead. The Rev. Dr. Montgomery Schuy ler, dean of Christ church cathedral In St Louis, died March 19, in his 83d year. He became rector of Christ church in 1854 and during all tho inter vening time was one of the most prom inent and popular., clergymen In the city. When Christ church was changed to a cathedral a few years ago, ho was mado dean and had performed the functions of that oflloo ever since. loan of .$15,000 for street imnrovo- ments, to bo voted on April 7. Nevada has battled airalnst damairo suits to the amount of 893,600. At least twenty acres of Kaffir corn will bo planted In Cedar county. Pattonburg wants the Normal School that burned down at Stanberry. Work will soon beirrWh tho new courthouse in which Cass county voted recently to invest S 15, 000. Nevada churches were closed on a recent Sunday in consequence of tha smallpox and the mayor's proclama tion. Protestant, Catholic and Jewish min isters recently united In a meeting In St. Joseph In behalf of better city gov ernment There is a cavity in the earth near Hannibal called "Convention Hol low," from a whig convention held there in 1841. Governor Stone has been petitioned to commute the death sentence of Thomas Pushon, of St. Joseph, to life Imprisonment. Judgo O. M. Spencer, trustee of the St Joseph Fair Association, has been petitioned to sell the assets. Two thirds of the bondholders favor a sale and reorganization. It is claimed that the Missouri state law which forbids citizens of tho American Union outside of Missouri from hunting in this state is in viola tion of the constitution of the United States. Robert S. McClintlc, son of State Senator W. Shields McClintlc of this state, was the winner of the gold medal in the recent oratorical contest at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. Chillicothe's military company, the Leach Rifles, was reorganized the first of the week with a membership of thirty-eight. The old name was retained and Captain Grace was again placed in command. The Nevada high school boasts 219 graduates, 113 of whom are residents of that town. A flourishing alumni association exists among tho local grad uates, and the cuKtomary biennial re union and banquet will be arranged for at the next meeting. Jefferson City's Commercial Club has decided to tackle the job of raising a purse of $50,000 by subscription to be presented to any company that will build a railroad from there to Carthage, Joplin or Springfield, or south to any point on the Memphis road. A Vernon county man is suing his wife for the correction of a deed, whereby he conveyed more property to her than he intended to, the petition alleging that "the expressed considera tion was 82,000, whereas the real con sideration was an agreement on her part to marry the plaintiff. " The faculty of Westminster College, at Fulton, has selected Rev. G. B. Strickler, D. D. , pastor of the First Presbyterian church at Atlanta, Go., to deliver the bacalaureato sermon May 31 before the senior classes of Westminster und Synodlcal Female Colleges, and he has accepted the invi tatioa Dr. Strickler has recently been elected professor of systematic theology in Union Theological Seminary, Virginia. President of La Grange College. Prof. J. T. Muir, of Moberly, has accepted the presidency of LaGrango Baptist College, and will take charge at the end of this scholastic year. Im provements to the college building amounting to $0, 000 or $7, 000 have been arranged for during vacatioa Prof. Muir is an alumnus of. this college, and Is extensively and favorably known throughout Missouri. President Alien Resigns. President Frank W. Allen, of the Orphan School of the Christian church of Missouri, located in Fulton, ten dered his resignation as president of the school to the board of managers, to take effect June 1, 1890. He was elected president in Juno, 1891, and resigns on account of the ill-health of ihs wife. ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORS, Missouri has forty-three separate railroad corporations. So for Nevada has got along with one case of smallpox. A number of Missouri towns claim to be overrun by tramps. A Nevada egg and hen house pro duced in one day 61,200 eggs. Missouri produces 184 different and separate varieties of wheat The Columbia city council adopted an ordinance submitting to the people ST. LOUIS MARKETS. CATTLE The run of cattle in the native di vision was moderate and fair. The general trade was about steady. Dur ing the week heavy steer cattle have declined 25 to 80 cents, and the lighter grades are now selling 15 to 20 cents lower. Cows and heifers decline a little but the choice quality heifers have held nearer steady than any other kind. Bulls and stags have sold at retail much as usual but calves have not quite held the average of a week ago. The feeder market Is not so good as it was. HOGS. At first it looked as though the bulk was Belling at $3.80 to $3.85 but finally the bulk of all the sales wero at $3.75 to $3.85. The top was $3.90 for light and medium weights. Packing hogs sold at $3. 75 to $3. 85, and only shippers and butchers paid up to $3.90. The pigs and lights Bold at $3. 00 to $3. 85 and inferior hogs at $3.00 to 83.60. HORSES. Tho quotations on Southern horses are not changed : $30 to $45 remaining the range at what the bulk of plain ones sold. A fair kind of drivers at $50 to $05 and good drivers at $70 to $85 sold for Southern shipment Fair to good chunks ranged from $50 to $85, good drafters sold at $80 to $105 and draft teams ranged up to $2.55. Car riage teams sold at $200 to $100. MULES. 11 hands, fair to extra, $27,60 to $47.60. U4 hands, full range, $32.60 to $50.00. 15 bands, full range, $45. 00 to $63. 00. 16 hands, full range, $60. 60 to $88. 00. 16 to 10 hands, full range, $70.00 to $115.00. CHICAGO. Cattle. Market dull and slow, top for native steers $4.40. Hog market 10 cents lower, top $4.05, bulk $3.00 to $3.95. Sheep. Market steady, bulk sold at $a 60.