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fflf THE STATE VOLUME XXV. llEPlJBLICAN JEFFERSON OITY, COLE COUNTJUSSOURI, THURSDAY, Al'KIL 2, 189G 3ii NUMBER 17. THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. j4w Will Let the House Decide. Tho statehood till pi the admission of Arizona and Now Mexico will bo again pasBod npon by tho house com mltteo on territories at its meeting. Tho committee, decided without any formal voto to. tako .the bills up and Toto upon them a second time. The ,Now Mexico bill has been reported favorably to.tho senate, but the houso committee, by a very close voto, taken several weeks ago, decided not to re port them to tho houso. It. is now Claimed by tho advocates of statehood that tho comlltcemoif who voted against reporting tho bills havo come to tho opinion that tho best plan will bo to lay them bofore tho Iioubo and let tho whole house tako ttie responsibility of uas 'been advocated" by sotm party leaders in tho housa In tho senate, Mr; Wliito prosonted the report of tho committoo on terri tories, for tho admission of Arizona as a state of tho Union. Tho report says that tho territory contains 113,000 square miles, bf n greater area than is comprised in4 the ten states of Ithodo Island, Dolawaro, Connecticut, Now Jersey, Massachusetts, Now Hamp shire, Vermont, Maryland, West Vir ginia and South Carolina combined. Its resources aro represented as unlim ited, comprising much rich agricultu ral land, 40,000,000 acres of grazing land, and tho largest unbroken forest area In tho United States, as well as rich deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead, onyx, marble and precious stones. The population is placed at 60,000 and is represented as rapidly increas ing. The territory is said to bo pros perous. Tho people of tho territory, tho report says, aro almost a unit for statehood. To Solve the Problem of Labor. 8enator Perkins, from the commltteo on education and labor, presented a favorable report on tho bill authorizing tho appointment of a non-partisan com mission on labor, agriculture and cap ital. Tho committee amended the bill so as to provido that tho commission shall consist of five members in the interest of labor, to be designated, ono from each of fivo labor organizations j fivo in tho interest of agiculture, threo of whom shall bo designated by the Farmers' Alliance and two by the Na tional Grange, and of five in the inter est of capital, to be selected from among manufacturers and those repre senting other business pursuits. He says: "Tho problems presented in the various fields of labor and in tho different departments of business nuvo bocomo and aro becoming moro compli cate, through tho progress which marks this industrial age. The rela tions of laborers to each other, on tho ono hand, and their relations to cap- itul on the other, are now bo varied and differ so greatly in. widely sep arated sections of our country that it has become necessary to establish some central bureau or commission which shall bo able 'to view comprehensively tho entire field and ascertain the true relation to each other of tho facts pre sented. ,In no other way can tho many interests of half a continent bo.brought into harmony j in no other way can that feeling of good will of all classes toward each other bo aroused which is essential to tho happiness, prosperity and progress of tho nation. " sisters of Wichita county, Texas, np peal to you for protection for our sous, fathers, husbands, brothers and solves from tho said outlaws. "We bolievo that as long as tho present stato of affairs exists in tho Indian Territory tho poople who live around its borders will bo in danger and subject to nttaoks by these crim inals and outlaws. The Indian Territ ory is a government nnrsory and resort for criminals, and we petition you (our representatives) who are in power for relief from them. This relief -wo earnestly pray and petition for, and it can only bo given us by the settlement of tho territory by civilized people It is useless to look to the officials of tho states adjoining tho territory for pro tection or relief, as wo well know that tho federal government and it only has solo jurisdiction. Should this appeal to you who are empowered with au thority to act and protect tho lives, property interest and reputation of ihoso you represent fall to grant this petition, you will bo held rcsponsiblq uy iKJtn uou-onu mourn any. otno: TobbeTWhomhabKt ' tl Territory." POLITICS ET CETERA. Naval Appropriations. The naval appropriation bill was passed by tho house, without substan tlal amendment. An effort was made by tho advocates of a larger increaso of tho navy than was authorized by tho bill to increaso tho number of battleships from four to six. This increaso was supported on tho floor by Messrs. Hanley, Cummings and Johnson of California, and. op posed by Messrs. Boutclle, chairman of tho committee, Hullck and Robin-son. Tho houso by a largo majority stood by tho recommendation of tho commit tee, tho proiKjsltion for six battleships mustering but 82 votes against 134. Various other amendments wero offered but all failed. The bill, as passed, carries $31, 011,031, and author izes tho construction of four battle ships and 15 torpedo boats, the total cost of which will be in tho neighbor--libod of 833,000,000., , , Asks a Banking Commission. In the Iioubo Mr. Ilcatwolo (republi can), of Minnesota, introduced the fol lowing resolution, which was ro fcrred : "Whereas, In lieu of our present inadequate banking and currency sys tem, it is desirable that congress havo tho aid of such :ecommendations as it non-partisan commission of experts mignt no nolo to oiler ; " Unsolved, That tho president is hereby authorized to appoint nlno citizens, eminent in trade, political economy and banking, to act with tho comptroller of tho currency as such commission, and that such commis sion report its conclusions to con gress." For Free Silver, Flat-Footed. Mr. Allen (populist), of Nebraska, introduced in the senato the following resolution : llesolved. That congress, by appro priate legislation nnd without further delay, restore silver to tho free and un limited coinage at tho ratio of sixteen parts of standard silver to ono part of gold, and should by appropriate legis lation withdraw from tho secretary of tho treasury any power he may now havo to issuo the bonds or other interest-bearing obligations of the United States until the necessity therefor shall be declared by congress, and that con gress should not adjourn until these things have been accomplished. In Favor of Ex-Confederates. Tho houso passed tho bill that passed tho senato some time ago repealing tho old statute that mado graduates of tho military and naval academies who resigned fro.n tho United States army to go into tho confederacy ineligible for appointment as officers of the army or navy. It was antagonized by only ono man in tho house. Boutello (re publican), of Maina Tho passago of this' bill removes from tho statute'books the last vestige of civil war legislation as affecting tho rights of ex-confederates. For Rivets and Harbors. Tbo sundry civil appropriation bill Is under consideration in the housa Tho bill carries $29, 40!?, 874, which is Sll, 001,770 less than the, cstimato furnished by tho department, and $17,211,285 less than tho appropriations for tho enr rent year. Tho total for continuing tho river and harbor works heretofore authorized is $2,878,807. The esti mates for this were $ I, u 1 1, 597, nnd tho appropriations for the current year by tho last congress $11,287, 115. To Amend Inter-State Commerce Law. Senator Better has introduced a bill providing for tho amendment of tho interstate commerce law, so as to au thorize tho.interstnte, coimnerco com mission to proceed summarily by peti tion through tho courts against nuy railroad company which may refuse to obey any requirements of the commis sion In regard to rates or charges on agricultural products and other freights. Massachusetts for Reed. The Massachusetts republicans de clared for Heed for tho republican Bomlneo for president, After making tho usual declarations concerning tho loyalty of tho state to republican prin ciples, tho platform continues : "We regard tho silver agitation ai hurtful to business and destructive of confidence, and as has been recently shown, hostile to all tariff legislation designed to give protection to our in dustries and revenuo to our treasury. ' ' Vfe ore utterly opposed to tho free and' unlimited coinage of silver, and to any change in tho existing gold standard, oxcept by international agree ment Each dollar of the United States must ho maintained at the highest point, so that it can not be questioned anywhere, either at homo or abroad. I, . ' , . L . every promise inusi ueriuuur nt-pi- ust be paid in gold. i "Wo aro opposed to the unsound and dangerous system of stato banks , wo Bupjiort tho national banking system, nnd believe that it should bo to amend ed as to give it room for expansion and opportunity to meet tho demands of tho growing business and population of tho country. The civil service laws, which remove the public service from the control of 'favoritism, patinnago and politics should be honestly cnfurml and the classified scrvlco extended wherever it is possible. " Immigration should ho restricted. and the republican party should pledge itself to pass at once a law to exclude, at least tho totally Ignorant und illit erate. The United States should adhere rigidly to tho American principle of the entire separation of tho church and the state, nnd no appropriation of liu lio money for sectarian schools, wheth er for tho Indians or for others should bo permitted. "Wo believe in a foreign policy which shall be at all times and with all nations firm, vigorous nnd digni fied. Our interests in the American continents must bo carefully guarded and for tho protection of thoso interests we should maintain our intluenco in tho llawaian islands, and build and control tho isthmus canal. We havo never interfered and shall not now Interfere with long established posses sions of any Kuropean power in tho Americas. But these possessions must not be extended. Tho Monroe doc trino ns declared in 1823 and enforced in 1805 and 1895 must always be upheld. "Wo sympathize with tho Cubans in their struggle for independence. As friends of freedom everywhere we wish them success and belieo that tho United States should use its influence and good offices in the interest for humanity to bring to an end the useless nnd bloody war now desolating Cula and to give to tho people self-govern ment, "Massachusetts republicans have never undertaken to pledge or bind their delegates to the national con vention. Wo do not intend to do so now . Bnt wo think it fitting to de clare our decided preference among the rionl'i"to jOTsiueirOT'MV;?". . swMvi tho national convention for nomination as president and we nrgo nil our dele gates to give their earnest, united and activo support to the fearless leader, tried in many hard conlliets, a man of national reputation, of unblemished character, unswerving republicanism nnd great abilities, the Hon. Thomas I). Reed, of Maine." POLITICAL POT BOILS. Would Take Cuba. Senator Mills, of Texas, introduced in tho senato a joint resolution direct ing tho president to Request Spain to givo local self-government to Cuba, and in tho 'event of Spain's refusal authorizing the president to tako pos session of Cuba, using the military nnd naval forces for that purpose, nnd to hold it until tho peoplo of Cuba can establish local self-government Cuban Resolutions Passed. Tho conferees on tho Cuban resolu tions after a short session this after noon agreed to the resolntions as they originally passed the senate. This shuts off all further debate in tho sen nto. Tho houso agreed to tho report without dolay, la tho form agreed to tho resolutions are as follows : Resolved, By tho senate, tho house of representatives concurring therein, that in the opinion of congress, a con dition of public war exists between the government of Snain and the gov eminent proclaimed nnd for some time maintained by force of arms by the Seopio oi uuDat anu, xuar, mo uuiieu tales of 'America maintain a strict nimtralitv between tha contending tiar tics, affording to each all tho rights of belllgorents in tho ports and territory ot tho uniieu states. Resolved. Further, that the friendly 'offices of the United Bates Bhould bo offered bv the president to tho Snanish government for tho recognition of the independence ot uuua. To Reform Indian Territory, Tho following petition is being nuin erously signed in Texas and will be forwarded to Washington ; ",To Grover Cleveland, President of the United States 1 Hoke Smith. Secre tary ot Interior t and tho Members of Fifty-second Congress of tha United Btatea. , "Calling your attention to thonum ernnn roWmritm and liitrh crimes cener ally- which have been committed by mo cmuawa qi we iraiuu iojuuwy uu the law-amaing citizens wnouveau iammt tn mild territory.- wo. the under signed mothers, daughters, wivef and Direct Vote for Senator, The b'oubo. committee .on elections of president and vice-president reported favorably tho bill introduced by Mr Corliss, of Michigan, providing for the election of senators by a direct voto of the people. Some amendments of minor importance were adopted. St. Charles' Motor Bridge. Under a suspension of he, rules the bouse passed Mr. Treloar'Bbill author izing tbo building of a highway and motor bridge across tho Missouri river at St Charles. CAPITAL NOTES, Senator Flatt has introduced a joint resolution for congress to adjourn on or before May 8. The naval bill has been completed and is ready for consideration. It carries $31,000,000. The house passed the bill for the abolition of the death sentence under the federal statute. Congressman Joy has been elected a member of tha congressional campaign committee for Missouri. Tbo senato has confirmed the op polntment of Colonel J, J. Brice national fish commlesioner. A statement to congress from tho in' terlor department shows the cost of the Union Pacific Hallway to have been $50,000 u mile. Prayers for' police to protect the buffalo of the National Yellowstone Park from poachers are being pre tented to conjrees. Lawyers and. Arbitration. Tho committee on international arbitration of tho Now York Stato Bar Association held a meeting in New Vork City. Correspondence has al ready been hold with tho officers of all the stnte bar associations, and It is ex pected that they will co-operate with the Now York association. When tho meeting adjourned subject to tho call of tho chair, Secretary Smith said that the subcommittee consisting of W. S. Logan, nnd W. Martin Jones had presented a plan for international arbitration, but that it had not been adopted and prooably would not bo until several more meet ings should havo been held und all the etalls dismissed and fully considered. Before the formal adoption of the plan it will be submitted to President Clo veland in a memorial, but this will not be dono until a general meeting shall have been held of nil tho arbitration committees representing all tho stato bar associations of tho country. Some of tho stato bar associations which havo corresponded with the New York association and signified their intention to appoint arbitration committees to act in harmony with the Now York committee aro those of Maine, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Now Mexico, Georgia, New Hanjp shire. Connecticut Missouri, DiS' trict of Columbia, Iowa, Virginia nnd Michigan. President Whltaker said that the plan submitted by tho subcommittee provided for tno organization or a per mancnt international tribunal Tho bar associations throughout this conn try and in Great .Britain wero In Bym pathy with tho movement ihe Ma tures of the plan provided for tho nam ing by the United States government and Great Britain of judicial officers, who Bhould constitute a court for the settlement of nil diplomatio dlfferoncea that might arise between tho two nations. Private Bills First Mr. Hepburn, republican, of Iowa, in the House, antagonized consideration of the sundry civil appropriation bill which Mr. Cannon, chairman of the appropriations committee, gave notico he would call up, by moving that tho House proceed to the consideration of private claims. Mr. Cannon opposed the motion, but on a rising voto he was defeated 88 to 60, Mr. Cannon demanded tellers and Mr. Grout (republican), of Vermont called out: "Vote with the appropria tion committee and adjourn May 2." Again Mr. Cannon was defeated. Mr, Cannon then demanded the yeas and nays, which were brdered. The roll call resulted 142 to 77. The announcement of the victory over the appropriations committee was received -with greal jubilation by tho mitmfaere interested' in privato bills. Tho House then went into committee ot the whole for the consideration of bills on the prlvaU calendar. Ambassador Bayard Speaks. At tho banquet of tho city of London ponsion society, at which Lord Mayor Wilkin presided, tho United States ambassador, Mr. Bayard, in respond ing to tho toaft, "kith nnd Kin Bo yond the Sens," mado n significant speech, in which ho said! "Your kindred beyond tho seas aro as like as two peas to those of Great Britain. Tho two peas are patriotism and pluck. " After a reference to the char itable disposition of the raco through out the world, ho said: "Your kin drcd beyond tho seas nro not nlways unanimous. Nevertheless thcro ia.puo Jbo vol co that appeals I camo to England occasion. to chango HfttnniifTwoTlia'6: tofitilil tint onv 1 1 era 1 iivuiu uwv ou t mvasj uuw tuiua an ,m ing I would say hero iha I ' would nol say at homa I do not oxpect unanim ity. I would almost say God forbid. But do not expect us to speak in a tono to suit overybody, for in tho system of government originated hero and carried icyond tbo Atlantic, thcro is some thing that enables a man to speak ac cording to his own conscience. Thoro, indeed, is tho strength of this country nnd tho strength of my own. When tho time shall coino that a man shall not dare to speak the thoughts that swell within him for tho public good, God help tho country. Tennyson said: 'Whothor bound by friends or foes man may speak tho thing ho will, ' nnd I bollovo tho echo of these words is as strong in tho country of my birth and where ray best hopoi lio in yours. Hero lies that which Bhall keep both countries moving on wards and upwards in tho cause of civilization. Wo will nover suppress the truth for fear of ovil couso quences, but will tell it 'whether wo Uvo or whether we have to dia " 3 iNEVfeALL OVER. 4 'WrtJlrtW PfllV. I now noiuiiif mT5 provisional national execuiiro corautteo,' representing the now na timjreforbiparty, has Issued an ofll iilJrculns'lcalllnB a national corn-en-tl'nfi of the reformers to meet in Old t Pi LATE STATE NEWS. aocifiiuVgX bKthem aH.j,SM6f "ff-W,, iY.fl.tho'a Minnesota Republicans. After indorsing McKinloy for presi dent tho Minnesota republican conven tion chose tho following delegates nt largo : P. G. Evans, Gcorgo Thomp son, C. F. Hendrix, L.P. Hunt. Following is tho financial plank of tho platform : Resolved, That wo favor tho use of both gold and silver to tho extent to which they can bo maintained in cir culation at a parity in purchasing and debt-paying power ; that we are earn estly opposed, under present conditions, to the free and unlimited coinage of silver, for tho manifest reason that it would destroy sncli parity, enormously contract tho volume of our currency by forclim L-old out of circulation and IWlS'JifJp'y P'co ns on a, silver uasis j fact that tho effect'of thc interrialloniin demonetization of silver can uo over come only by tho International remonu tizatiou ot tnnt metal, tno repuoncan party of Minnesota most heartily favors an international couferenco for that purpose. Convention Date Changed. Tho date for the republican conven tion at St. Joseph to select delegates to tho national convention has been changed from May 27 to May 12. This chango is tho result of Bomo contro versy that has arisen slnco tho meeting of the state republican committea Tho date selected was, as has boen stated. May 27. Tho national conven tion meets Juno 10. This puts the state and national conventions only nineteen days apart. It was suggested that thirty days was the legal time re quired between the two conventions. South Dakota for McKinley. Tho South Dakota republican state convention declared for McKinley for president and reaffirmed tho financial plank of tho Minneapolis platform of 1892. nail. Pitlaburir.!May 15, 1690, at nfncd'clock a. ra'Tho following prin rlpU and measures aro recommended th committee to tho consideration tl platform committoo to be. created y tiat. convention : Ilrct Direct lccislatlou. throutm e initlatWe'and referendum, should e tlo first principle incorporated in a atisual platform in order to restore jgnuij.oi government oi money qae- irm a neriua- A !ri Dlatiorm. settinff lstlnctlvo views of the refor- t4 At fnvorinrr the isaulnir of all mo- ledgold, silver and paper by the ibrprnl government and that this tno loi' should bo exchangeable tho legal tader for all debts, both public and Tltatc, and that each shall be exchan joable into tho other at par at tho tion of the government "Third The abolition of tho liquor t-nffln. for heveraL'e purposes, with pvernment control of tho same for all oner purposes. I'Pnnrtli Tim free or erni.il coinage oisilver and gold at the ratio of 10 to 1,'KOvernincnt ownership of railroads, tcpgraph lines, telephones and other EaiollD UJ. tumiiiuuiuiuiuii, riiu,ti nuu.M- gq land, proper means to ralso re venue for the government immigration, pTiMin improvements and other ones- tions that may be deemed sufficiently important for consideration. ' Sherman's Financial Views, Senator Sherman defined briefly, nnd In no uncertain way, his views on the financial question, a subject which has been evnded by many men prominent in both of tho great political parties. Tho Ohio Benator can not bo accused f straddling this important question. When called upon to stato his views cu this subject, ho replied promptly tnd positively : "No ono can misunderstand my post tion on the money question. I favor tho gold standard, now adopted by all the leading nations of Kurope, and tho use ill a limited amount of silver coin, maintained as now at par with gold. This pollcy Bccures-to laborers and nil producers money of tho highest pur chasing power for their labor and pro' ductions. " "What would bo the effect of tho free colnago of silver?" ho was asked. The freo coinago of silver will reduce the pnrcha?ing power of money one half and demonetize gold. Labor JTpfiWif WrXSk rytu?of A'tarcuf rj intila valuo of money, and tho,. only relilt will bo that creditors -will be cheatod out of onp half of tho debt due them. This question may divide the two great parties and form them on sectional lines, but I am confident the result will be that tho peoplo of tho United States will dccldo in favor of good money of tho highest purchasing power. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report The Geology of Missouri. Tho eighth volume of the report of the Missouri geological survey Is just from press. Tho first part is tho biennial report of Stato Geologist Keyes'. The second is tho first of a series of papers on tbo building stones of the stato nnd is tho work of Dr. Krasmus Ilnworth, formerly assistant geologist to tho state survey, now professor of geology In the University of Kansas. Missouri granites nro demonstrated to bo unsurpassed tn durability by any in tho world. The stono has been used for important structures in Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and other leading cities. It is found principally tbo- Iron Mountain country. What mayjiecharnpterized ns a crystalline aiOTicTrcemerFrlT)OTirriiB 'Knoii. The third part of the report Is n die- onary of Missouri altitudes, ilie fourth part is on tho characteristics tho Ozark mountain region by the stato geologist. Tho fifth part, written by G. C. Broadhead, professor of geology at tlx Missouri State University, deals with tho coal measures of the state, from which it appears that they embrace 13.100 Kiuare miles in tho northern and southwestern portions of the state. Tho thickness of the entire coal meas nres of Missouri ii given as 2,005 feet In most sections the best coal is reached within 200 feet of tho surface. RoYal A. Baking vawa ABSSJTTEO' pure The Postmaster Embezzled. In tho United States district court jury, after being out thirty-six hours, found II. E Baker, formerly postmas ter at Holla, guilty of embezzling $273 while in office. The evidence showed that money orders had been issued in different amounts in which tho post master had charged himself with much mailer amounts, and that other money orders had been charged to tbo depart ment ns paid which turned up and were paid by his successor in office. Judge Adams reserved sentence in tho case. Tho penalty is a jail sen tenco or not more than ten years in the penitentiary. L. F. Parker, of Holla, defended tho prisoner, and will probably appeal to the supremo court of tho United States, because of an instruction given to tho jury by tho court in which he indi cated that it was their duty to find defendant guilty. MISSOURI POLITICS. Tho democrats of Sedallalhavo nomi nated a young lady Miss Kate Huff manfor city treasurer. Tho Capo Girardeau county republi can committee indorsed J. S. Snyder, of Jackson, for congress and McKin ley for president Tho republican league, of Jefferson City, indorsed O. N. Stillo's candidacy for nomination as railroad commis Bioner at a meeting, held last week. Mr. Stllle was present nnd addressed the organization. Tho delegates chosen by the Third district republicans to' tho national convention at St Louis upi.mDu.fi, M. Campboll and Dr. A. J. Walker, tho alternates being IC A, Ilathburn and B. C. Hatch. Tho convention adopted strong McKinley resolutions At tho republican convention of Marion county C. N. Clark, the pres ent congressman, was Indorsed and the delegates instructed for him. Judge Adam Thols was indorsed for gov ernor, L. W. Boswell for congressional committeeman and A. C. Treat for national delegate. Tho Sixth district democratlo con gressional comrnitteo voted to hold the nominating convention nt Osceola Wednesday, July 29. In case this date conflicts with .the state convention the chairman has authority to postpono it to August 5. Hon. D. A. DeArmond, of Butler. Hon. C. a Dickinson, of Clinton, and Hon. A. J. Connelly, ol Warrensbnrg, will probably come bo) tore the convention. Oaklahoma Republicans. Tho Oklahoma republican conven tion voted down McKinley resolntions and elected a Reed delegation. Tho financial plank of the platform ays : ' We contend for honest money : for currency of cold, silver and paper with which to measure our exchange Hint shall be ns sound as the govern' mont mul as nntarnisehed as its honor. and to that end wo favor bimetalisni, and demand tho use of botli gold and silver ns standard money, under such restric tions, to bo determined by legislation. as will secure the nintntenanco ot tno parities of thovalueti ot tno two metals also that the purchasing and deot pa InL- rawer of tho dollar, whether of si ver, goid or paper shall be at all times equal, nnu wo ueiieve mo uesi wnj iu continue tbo parity of our dollars, and .ir. tno aaino nmo enlarge uiu circulat ing medium commensurate with tha irrnivth of tho population, is tho limited use of tho domestic silver pro duct in our monetary system and tho nohibltion of foreign silver modlli by financial reciprocity." NOTES FROM THE FIELD. ManderBon Bays that ho has not bee) slated by McKinley for secretary Ol war. Benator Palmer nominates 'judge Tumor ot Georgia as a presidential candidate. . , The New York republican convesi tion declared for Morton and a 'both neaa administration. " K Cuncy heads the republican, delegwf Hon from, Texas. Two Allison aaoJ.'tWB Beed men are delegate. IN AND OF MISSOURI. Churches and Church Folks. A new church to be known ns the Woodland M. K. church is to be built on tho Croysdalo load cnt of the Blno river in Jackson county. The Itev. Mr.'Norvcll, who has been pastor of the Baptist church at New Trospect fcT-fotrftrtn-yeiirs, lrn ntceptcii a call to Glasgow. Tho Christian church at Bethany has voted to build a church to cost at least512,000. Tho list of boy preachers In Missouri has been in creased by tho nddition of John Do Merritt, nged 13. The Itev. D. V. Price, evangelist of Bristol, Tenn., received $175.35 from tho Christian peoplo of Keytcsville ; be goes to Can ton. Tho Sunday Schools of Maron county are divided ns follows : Noil' sectarian, 3 : Christian, 18 ; Baptist, Mi M. E. (South), 12 i Methodist Episcopal, 12 ; Cumberland Presby tcrian, 8; Piesbyterian, (ij Congrega tional, 4; Episcopalian, 3; jUniversal- 1st, 2 ; Catholic, 2 ; and one each of tho German Evangelical, German Luth eran, Adveutlsts, United Brethren and Latter Day Saints, as also five colored Sunday Schools, divided between tho i. M. E. and tho Baptist denomina tions. In 'Grundy county there aro sixty church edifices, and tho siNty- first will soon bo completed. Miss Stella White, of Hannibal, is one of tho most successful evangelists of the Freo Methodist church, Tho Baptist church ot Trenton is too small, nnd a larger one is contemplated Tho new Method ist church. South, in Liberty is gen erally admired ; it was dedicated March 9 by Bishop Hendrix. Henry Shoup Dead. Henry Shoup, father of A. C. Shoup business manager of tho Jefferson City Tribune Printing Company, died last Richland lountv. Ohio" pikI came To Jeffersori City In .1859. In January, 1805, he was appointed nn officer in tho penitentiary , and had been In the ser vice of that institution since that time, with the exception of an interim of a few months following the first change of administration after his appoint ment. Next to Deputy Warden W. II. Bradbury, who died souio days ago, after a service of thirty-eight years, Mr. Shoup was the oldest man, in point of length of service, connected with the prison, and was regarded as one of tho best officers of tho institution. A New Missouri Road. The secretary of state has issued a charter to tho Central Railroad Com pany, of St. Joseph, capital stock, $900,000.. The organization propo-es to build a line of railroad from tho southern limits of St Joseph thiough the counties of Buchanan, Andrew, Do Kalh, Gentry, Davis, Harrison and Grundy to the city of Trenton, a distance of 90 miles. Tho stockholders all resido In St. Joseph, and those holding tho lar gest shares aro James W. Boyd, 53 ; J. W. Brackett, 50 j John A Duncan, 100 W. B. Johnson, 103; Addle A. Rush, 102 i John Townsend, 48 ; J. L. Blttin ger, -II; John I Tyler, 47 j R. 11. Fau cett, 45 ; S. II. Sommer, 0. Boodling Charged in St. Louis, Close after tho sweeping accusations of tho Rev. W. W. Boyd, tho St. Louis Baptist minister, against the munici pal assembly comes an investigation by tho grand jury of charges of cor runtion against members of tho houso of delegates in the granting of the franchise to tho Manchester eleotrio road. It is said that a number of indict ments aro almost sure to be returned. Tho circuit attorney's offico is in pos '"s u " "V-Jirti.era m tm-z.iv.ftv i Chester road to obtain mat rrancmso. At least SS. 000 reached tho members of the lower houso. One ot tho reasons for tho exploita tion of tho deal is that certain mem ber.s who wero to havo been Hied did not get their proper share. It is nl leged that a fund of $10,000 was raised to influence legislation. It has been said that the reorganization of tho houso is duo to what some of the members considered an unjust discrimination in the distribution of funds. i Crowther'si Militia Pension Bill, The Houso committee on invalid pensions reported favorably Itepresen tatiwo Crowther's bill extending the benefits of the pension laws to all the militia engaged in tho civil war who served 90 days under tho direct nntho rlty of tho war department or united States officers. It is estimated that from 13,000 to 15,000 names would bo added to.tho pension rolls by this bill. GENERAL ITEMS. The House judiciary commltteo has adversely reported the proposed Indian tax bill. Mrs. Frank Scguin, of Toledo, O., died of burns received, while using keroBeno to kindlo a fire. ?i Miss Ircno Gibson, of Missouri, has been appointed clerk of the catalogues In the public document offica Manderson's headquarters aro closed. A' McKinloy delegation will come from Nebraska, but Manderson's name may be presented. .' Colonial Secretary Chamberlain said be believed that the idea of Canadian annexation to tho Unltod States was a thing ot tho past ,It is rumored that the government Vf ill ask parliament for a further al lowance for the Prince of Wales on behalf of his children. 'General Butler's war record was. ttttacKeu uuring u uibs-uboiuhvi u jui ikitlon to place a statue ot him in the Massachusetts stato housa Walt M. Monroe, formerly odltor of the Tipton Times, has located at ee- dalia, here he has accepted the secre taryship of a building ana loanassocia' (ton. tviMr, Baker, of Kansas, introduced a bill In the Senate to increase tne pen Mon of every Mexican war veteran in 'destitute circumstances from $3 to ju month.. Death of a Ccntenuarian, Mrs. Nancy Cooper, the oldest person in Lafayette county, died last week at tho home of her grandson, William Stark, near Dover. Sho was born in Amelia county, Va., August 7, 1795, being of Scotch nncestry. She camo to Lafayette county in 1827, was tho mother of nine children, seven still liv ing. tho eldest being 78 years old. Had sho lived nntil August 7, sho would have.been 101 years old. Sixth District Populists. Tho people's party of the sixth dls trlct will hold a convention to noml nato a candldato for congress at Apple- ton City, August 12. A resolution was adopted favoring Pertlo Springs as tho place for holding tho stato convention to select delegates to tho national con vention nt St Louis. Oave Himself Up. Last August James Harrison, of Ray connty, voluntarily returned to Virgin! to stand trial for killing a man. The first trial resulted in a conviction and n sentence of ten years' Imprison ment He was granted a new trial. which 'ended Tuesday, when a verdict of "not guilty" was rendered. Mr, narrlson and his family then returned to Missouri. Elias Falor Dead. Ellas Falor. tho largest land owner and wealthiest farmer of Vernon couii' ty, died last week at his home tn the northwest part of tho county, aged 03 years. His estato is estimated to be valued at fully $100,000. i Pioneer Mlssourian Dead. Milton It Cook, agod 84 years, a pio neer Mlssourian, is dead at Pleasant Hill. He was born in Marietta, Ohio, where his father was prominent in state politics. DOINGS OF YOUR NEIOHBOR3. Gallatin will treat itself to forty more street lights. Lebanon has subscribed $52. 00 for tho Jefferson City road iV nuw national bank lias been au thorized at West Plains. Tho W. C. T. U, national-convention robably will bo held Jn St Louis this all. A new order has been organized at Moberly called tho Lodgo of Fiaternal Neighbor. Columbia will volo April 7 on a proposition to bond tho city for $15,000 lor street improvements. Elijah Bryan, whoso, father was a irother-Iu-law of Daniel Boone, died Nevada, aged 97 years, A recent salo of 1,280 acres for $Wt,- COO is considered tho bigge-t land trade or mado in Chariton county At Laddonia John C, Mooio's !i-yoar- old child fell into a cyclone cellar con taining about three feet of water and was drowned. Tho average reserve held by national inks of Missouri outside of St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph and Springfield 28. 90 per cent. According to information receivid by O. M. Hall, editor of the Modem Miller, the wheat crop in Missouri never was better. Tho city council of Mexico passed an ordinance prohibiting tho sale or giv- away of cigarettes or cigarette wrappers to minors. Ex-Scnator Berry G. Thurmau was thrown out of a buggy at Lamar sustaining a fracture of tho shoulder blado ami tho collar bone. Mrs. Thomas Corrigan, widow of the late street railroad magnate, died at her homo in Kansas City. She leaves an estate of SI 500,000. The city of Oregon voted to bond the ity in the sum of S25.0U0 to build water works. Tho proposition carried by 220 to 3. The city celebrated. Women may bo denied tho privilege n Missouri to voto for school directors, but thcro is no law that prevents their sitting in boards of education ns members. v. nurty-nrsi animal fai.- oi Society will be held at Cape Girar deau, Mo., October 13, 11, 15, 10 and 17, 1898. It is said that the late Captain W. II. Bradbury, deputy warden of tho penitentiary, received and discharged no less than 25,000 criminals during his thirty-eight years' service at tho penitentiary. In settling up tho estate of Peter Bread Upon the Waters Returns, Young Mr. Arnold lives near Jerl cho, Cedar county. Ho becamo at tached to an old veteran of the Mexi can war and confederate soldier named Maior Alexander Randall, and cared for the old soldier during bis declinin; ears as tenderly as if he bad been near relative. Major Randall had no near relatives, and when ho died a year o'he left a will ignoring distant rel ntives and dividing his fortune, about 815.000 in money nnd notes, about equally between Mr. Arnold and tw other intimate acquaintances. The Latest With X-Rays. William Foster, a photographer of St Louis, is confident that ho is tho first person to obtain a shadowgraph by aid of tho moon's rays. With plate in an ordinary light-proof holder, that was exposed to tho direct moon light for thirty minutes, ery clear negativo of a human hand in outline was obtained. The sensitive plat was covered by ono thickness of hcav card board, over which the hand lay during the exposure. Four Constitutional Amendments, Four consecntivo amendments will receive the sanction or disapproval of Missouri voters at the fall election. Ono provides for tho removal of the capital from Jefferson City to Sedalia. Second, defining and limiting tho ju dicial power. Another making the legal school age from five to twenty-ono years, and another fixing rates ot taxa tion regarding water works, etc., in cities of thirty thousand population. Moulin, who died recently at bis homo near Bancroft, in the northeastern part of Daviess county, $2,900 in gold and SI, 500 in paper money was found secrc-ted in and about his house. Hereafter tho pay of Brookfield teachers will depend on their profes sional experience. Three years or le-s will only entitle them to $3'i a mouth for tho tlrsl year, with an increaso to $37.50 and $10 respectively tho next fol lowing years. ST. LOUIS MARKETS. CATTLE. Prices are 10 to 20 cents lower than the close of last week. Plain steers 1,200 to 1,500 pounds average, aro sell ing at the low notch of tho year. Good light cows and heifers wero steady and others wero caule" Rough and inferior cows aro selling down to low figures. Tho stacker trade is irregular and uncertain. Good veal calves sold firm. George H. Nettleton Dead. Georco IL Nettleton, president and general manager of tho Kansas City, Fort Scott nnd Memphis Railroad, died in Kan-as City, aged 65 years. Death resulted from paralysis and for soveral weeks his life had been despaired of, Mr. Nettleton had long been promi nent In western railroad circles, both as a contractor and an executive officer. Theater Burned. Tho Grand Opera House, at Spring field, one of the finest theaters in the west burned last week. The fire originated under the Btage and swept through the scenery and in a few min utes the entire building was in flames. The loss will be $80,000, with insur ance of $40,000, Congressional Nominations. The Ninth Missouri district republi cans renominated Congressman Tre loar. R. E. Lewis, of Henry county, was nominated for congress by the Sixth Missouri district republicans. HOGS, Tho bulk sold at $3.75 to $3.85 against $3.80 to $3.85 yesterday. In ferior heavies sold at $3.25 to $3.50, fair to best heavies at S3. 70 to S3. 80. Fair to best light nnd medium weights sold at S3. 70 to $3. 00 and tho pigs nnd light lights sold at $3.25 to $3.00. HORSES. Plugs and inferior horses sold from $5 to $20, tho average class of south ern horses ranged from $27.50 to $15, a better southern class selling above this figure for shipment south ranged up to $105, thoso from $05 up, of which there wero not many, being good drivers. Fair to good chunks brought $47.50 to $80, pairs selling up to $200. ExpresBcrs and extra drafters wero scarco at $85 to $115. Good drivers sold at $100 to $145. MULES. fair to extra, $27.50 to 14 hands, $47.50. 14tf hands, full range, $32.60 to $50.00. 15 hands, full rango, $ 15. 00 to $05. 00. 15K hands, full range, $00. 00 to $85. 00. 10 to 10 1 hands, full range, $70.00 to $115. 00. IN KANSAS CITY. Cattle. Market eteadyktop for native Bteors $3.85. nogs Market steady toScenta higher, top $3.75. Sheep. Market active and strong. ' IN CHICAGO. Cattle. Market dull and weak, top for native steers $1 80. nogs. Market for heavy hogs 0 cents higher and1 light hogB Bteady, Top for hogs $4, 10, bulk $3.80 to $3.85. Sheep. Market steady, balk sold at $3,65 to $3.80, tfc? 1dV'.