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tVlfete WOLUMEXXV. ' ,fe ; .- I& . THE NATIONAL CAPITAL state! & ibovo 1 a REPUBLICAN. V JEFFERSON CITY, COL: NTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1890. NUMBER 18. 4 -IPS' .1 8!' Franklin Succeed! Hughes. Three years of incessant war on Gov. Hughes, o( Arizona, came to an end in 'tho appointment of Ex-Congress-man .Benjamin J, Franklin ns his suc cessor. Mr. Franklin was in congress 'from tho Kansas City district .fifteen years ago. -Ho was consul to a Chinese port during the first Cleveland admin istration, Ho took up his residence in Arizona several years ago. Hughes was appointed governor of Arizona a few weeks after President Cleveland's inauguration in 1803. Be fore a month had passed a hundlo of charges was filed with Secretary Boko Smith. Charges hare been coming in ever since, and delegation after delega tion of democrats lias visited Washing ton to Urge the removal of Gov. Hughes. The latter has come to Wash- , ingtonjeevcral mm :and, hjamytd, tteaccrairtioniFor' a' long tlme-ho succeeded In impressing tho adminis tration with the idea that he had taken a stand for law and order and that the worBt elements in the territory were opposing him. Most of tho charges filed early in the light related to events several years old, and the president de rcllned to pay any attention to them, A year ago fresh charges were filed, and a special agent spent several weeks in Arizona investigating them. A report Was made to the pecretary of the interior, who promised tho opponents of Hughes that he would recommend removal. He did make the recom mendation several months ago, but the president took no actlou. Quite re cently tho president decided that a change would be best for the territory, and then ensued a search for a suc cessor. There were plenty of candi dates, but respecting each tho adminis tration asked : "How doos he stand on the money question t" Ex-Congressman Franklin was solected because ho is qualified in other respects and bo causo nssurances wero received by the president that he is a sound money democrat Benjamin J. Franklin, whoso nomi nation as governor of Arizona was sent to the senate by President . Cloveland, Is a pioneer citizen of Kansas City, having lived there during the war. He was the law partner of W. B. Nap ton for n number of years. He was elected to congress by tho democrats in 1870, and served two terms. Dur ing his last term ho secured the pas- sago of tho bill authorizing tho holding of United States courts in Kansas City. Upon his retirement from congress In 1880 he took np the practice of law until he was appointed consular repre sentative at Hankow, China, by Presl dent Cleveland in 1835. He returned to Kansas City after four years' service at Hankow, but later removed to Los Angeles, Cab For the last five years ho has been living in Phoenix, Ari zona. Pleas of Mitsourians Ignored. Tho House river and harbor commit' teo consented to the proposition of the Missouri delegation to put in the ap propriation for the Mississippi a pro vision directing that the channel be deepened by dredging when tho river is at low stage. The provision is so worded that the matter is not left op tional with the commission, bat tho money must bo applied in that way by contract It appears that the Missouri river had a very narrow escapo from being ignored in the bill Mr. Clark, who is tho Missouri member of the commit tee, but who has beon giving his at tentlon especially to the needs of the Mississippi, where it borders on his district, discovered that tho usual Mis souri river appropriation wan to be omitted. He went in haste to the othor members of tho delegation and told them of the situation. The MIs sourians in a body called on the com mitteo and mode such vigorous protests that the .comrnltteo consented to put the Missouri river into tho bill, bnt for a much smaller amount than usual, Representatives Hubbard and Tracey have been urging upon the committee the particular needs of Glasgow and two or three other places on the ills ouri. They wanted about $300,000 for these points. The committee has refused to allow any of these appro prtations. The claims of the Gascon ode and tho Osage rivers have been practically ignored in the bllL Tnere is a good deal of feeling in the dele gation over the way in which Mis eonrl interests have been treated by the committee. The son) of W0, 000 was wanted for tho continuation of improvements on the Gasconade from the mouth to Arlington. For the Osage the Missouri ans asked $3,000, 000, to be used in the construction of locks and dams from the mouth to Osceola, 238 miles. Both of these propositions have been turned down by the committee. also Increased the appropriation for the purch'asebr lease of "school properly to the extent of $100,000 making the total appropriation for this purpose $140,000. , Tho purpose of this increase is to supply means with which to purchase the property of sectarian jnstitntlons devoted to the cducalton of Indians. Tho appropriation to support day and industrial schools was also increased to the. extent of $300,000, making the total for this purpose $1,885,000. Tho bill as reported carrios an ap propriation of $7,418,800, a net reduc- Hon of $1,000,033 from the nmonnt carried by the bill as it passed the house. For Sectarian Schools. Tho question of tho npprppriatlon of public money for prlvato or sectarian institutions, which was debated for several dava during the. consideration t!iBe'-Ditrict WCo1ub'la''aipria-- tlon bill in connection with some ap- propirations for charitable institutions in Washington, was fought over for four hours in tho house. On tho former occasion tho contest was man aged by Mr. Linton, a Michigan re publican, who Is one of tho pronounced P. A. members in congress. That contest was successful, and by a rote of 113 to 135 tho bill was recommitted. Tho bone of contention was tho How ard University, a colored institution of Washington, for which an appropria tion of $33,000 was inserted in the sun dry civil bill on motion of Mr. Evans (republican), of Kentucky. Thero was no opposition and no debate on the item at first Later Mr. Haincr (re publican), of Nebraska, in whoso tem porary absence tho amendment was adopted, rallied his forces against tho appropriation on tho ground that it was both a private and a sectarian in stltutton, a school of theology being maintained by tho nnivcrsity. Tho appropriation was coupled with a pro viso that no part of it should bo used for religious teaching, but Mr. Halner insisted that it could not bo denied that it was in a sense'a religious instl tution. Tho appropriation was carried 137 to 107. Indian Appropriations' The senate committee on appropria' tlons completed the consideration of tho Indian appropriation bllL This bill has been before the senate since February 14. Delay, was occasioned by the committee's inability to reach a conclusion as to the proper course to be pursued in the treatment of seo tarlan schools for tho education of In' dian children. Tho house inserted an explicit pro vision that none of the money appro prlated or schools bo used In "the sup -? -J , a.tMVlMn ukla tint .wt. -a W T--.i. r. 1 I t.i? ' Dora iiuuiuw at jraiiauviuuiu. ' .lots fteua to wHTimmqw siui, nuiuuu . the house provisions declaring against !tIan shooijbnt "struck oat the appropriktioMi'fotsl. the Philadelphia! S3. J aad HBptpn:rRods ; Jsehools, . the tfSS&SL& 2, (toraerr amojtIngto'W3, 000 ar4 the For Another Bridge at Boonville. Congressman Hubbard, of Missouri, introduced a bill into tho House provid ing for tho construction of a bridge across tho Missouri river at Boonville. The persons seeking the franchise are : John S. Elliott H. T. Hudson, J. ,T. Gemellcb, C. E. Leonard, Henry Mc' Phcrson, W. A. Lombart, Frank Michel, W. Speed Stevens, A. H. San tor, a C. Boll, It. W. Whitlow and T. A, Johson. The bridge is to be built between Cooper and Howard counties, and is to be a street car, wagon and foot passenger'bridge. It is specified In the bill that if the bridge is con structed as a high bridge, it must have continuous spans of sufficient height to admit the passage under it for the largest river boats, and if it is a low bridge there must bo a pivot draw span, the channel under which must bo maintained at its present depth by the corporation. There is a railorad bridge at Boonville at present but street car and wgaon brldeo is felt to be much needed. CAPITAL NOTES. Congressman Cobb wants one of the new battleships named tne "Juls souri. ' ' A bill confirming tho compromise of tho Arkansas swamp lands case passed tho senate. The House Indian committee has completed the bill for tho organiza tion of Indian Territory. Secretary of War Lumont's letter pro testing against making General Miles lieutenant general has been pub lished. The Rnss-Telfener Texas land case has been decided against Russ, who tried to sell the land to Telfener, an Italian count Congressman Cobb has secured tho passago of a bill appropriating $13,000 for purchasing a rifle range for Jeffer son Barracks. There is some talk of wihtdrawing nrray onlcers from certain colleges whose faculties do not seem to appre ciate military instruction. The senate committteo decided against granting subsidies for a Hawaiian cable because they could not agree to which company to give the plum. The Missourl'dekgation in congrcds appeared before the river and harbor committee and. made a plea for money to improve the Missouri and Missis sippi rivers. The supremo court has decided that parallel railways cannot consolidate; that the long and short haul clause of the Interstate commerce act applies to interstate rates. House subcommittee on elections, having charge of the cose of Thorpe (republican) against McKinney (dem ocrat) from the Fourth Virginia dis trict, reported in favor of Mr, Thorpe, The House committee on agriculture ordered a favorable report on the bill creating a special commission on high ways. The measure has been earnestly "advocated by the League of American Wheelmen. The speaker laid before the House a communication from the secretary ol state recommending an appropriation of 5,000 to enable this government to take official nart in the international exhibition to beheld at Brussels In SCRAPS OF MISSOURI NEW3.J McDonald county peach trees, are In fall blossom. Randolph county will .take a vote on local ontlon Mar a With the exception 'of the city of-Mbberly, the couttty.has 'i id t-'.l1.i. 4." ' ' - m ;rivers and harbors: i The river and harbor bill of the Fifty-fourth congress, over which there has .been more speculation and anxiety among members than any othor bill, was completed by the com mittee on rivers and harbors and re ported to tho House by Chairman Hooker, The total amount appropri ated by the bill is, in round numbers, $10,000,000, and provision is made for continuing works already under way, contracts to be made by tho secretary of "! for works which will cost $51, i 000,000, for which appropriations will be made in the futnre. This is not a material change from the river and harbor appropriation of tho last congress. The Fifty-second congress author ized about $31,000,000 expenditure and contracts for( $31,750,000. The Fifty. iiSlJi'dongress' bill Carried J3,'13t S51) appropriation nnd contracts for about $18,000,000. Members of tho commit tee of both. parties unito in the verdict that the contract system is the most economical and satisfactory, it saving, according to tho secretary of war, from 35 to 83 per cent on tho cost of works, and in some cases more. The amount appropriated for Improv ing the Mississippi river from tho mouth of tho Ohio to St Paul, under the continuing contract system, is $375,000, of which ainouut $200,000 is to be expended abovo tho mouth of the Missouri and $175,000 from tho month of tho Missouri to the mouth of the Ohio. Additional contracts may bo to continuo systematically tho Improve ment between tho points mentioned, not exceeding in tho aggregate $5,033,- 000. For the fiscal year ending Juno 80, 1897, the sum expended between St Paul and tho mot)th of tho Missouri Bhall not exceed $200, 000, and there after shall not exceed for three yearn beginning July 1, JS97, $820,060.00 annually. The sunrcxpended for work between the month of tho Ohio and the month of the Missouri for the fiscal year end ing-June 30, 1837, shall not exceed the sum of $323,000, and thereafter for tho thrco years commencing July 1, 1897, shall not exceed tho sum of $073,333.83 annually. On tho subject of how this money shall be expended the bill says : Provided, that the money hereby appropriated and authorized to bo ex- penucu in pursuance oi saiu contracts for the said section of said river be tween the mouth of the Missouri river and the month of tho Ohio river, or so much thereof ns may be necessary, Bhall be expended in the construction of suitablo dredgeboats, portable jet ties and other suitable appliances, and in the maintenance nnd operation of the Bame, with the view of obtaining a navigable channel frcm St Louis to Cairo not less than 250 feet In width and 9 feet in depth. " For the lower river, that is from the head of the passes to the mouth of tho' Ohio, tho amount appropriated for continuing Improvements is $03,000, to be oxpended under tho recommenda tions of tho Mi89isirpi River Com mission for the general improvement of the river and tho building of levees and for surveys. It is provided that additional contracts may be entered Into not exceeding in the nggregato $3,375,000. Not more than $025,000 of this shall be expended for the fiscal year euding June 80, 1697, and there after tho sum expended shall not ex ceed the sum of $2, 583, 383 annually for three years. The clauso providing how this money hhall bo used is the same as that in regard to work bo tween the Missouri and Ohio rivers. For tho improvement of tho Missouri river the amount appropriated is $250, 000. This is $500,000 less than was ap propriated last year. As to the man Ler in which this amount is to be ex pended the bill says that on and after the passago of this act additional con tracts may be entered into by the sec retary of war for such material and works as may be necessary to carry on continuously the plans of the Missouri River Commission for the improvement of said river, or said material may be purchased and work may be done other wise than by contract to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time bo made by law, not exceeding in the aggregate $250,000 per annum for three years, commencing July 1, 1897. Of tho monoy hereby appropriated and hereby authorized to be contractedfor $50,000 may be expended at Omaha and Council Bluffs j at Rocheport $00,000; at Glasgow, $00,000, and at Miami, $75,000. Other appropriations made In the bill which have interest for Missouri, Ar kansas and niinols are as follows : For improving Black river, Arkan sas and Missouri, continuing improve ment, $8,000, $3,000 to be used in con structing tho old dam at or near Big Island. For improving Current river, Arkan sas and Missouri, continuing improve ment $2,000. For improving Illinois rlvor, con tinuing improvement $40,000. For the protection from erosion of the east bank of the Mississippi river along and in front 'of tho Sny Island levee in thecountlos of .Adams, Pike and Calhoun, Illinois, by revetment $50,000. For dredging the channel at Qnincy Bay, at Qulncy, nilnois, $15,000. For removing the sand bar in front of the steamboat landing at qulncy, Illinois. $10,000. For improving the Gasconade river, Missouri, continuing improvement, $5,000. ' For improving the Osage river, Mis souri, continuing improvement, $50,-000. It is specified in the bill that part of the money appropriated for the Upper Mississippi is to be used for surreya at he following points j Oh the west side of the Mississippi river, commencing .1 a r flvanM In fhn J iT't" NA.MUQV WW oonnfy'ot 'Lewie, jibove high water. . . - . , , . , . ' . running along ma uau ui me rucr iu tho Mississippi river, noar 6&t tho city of Hannibal, iri county, Missouri, .wltli tho vi proving navigation by prove ityj tho wator from overflowing the na nr'al and artificial banks along lhat pai ffit the rlyer and deepening the onjnncl. Also, of tho Egyptian levee, bttjinJng at a point on tho Des Moine$?'ldrer lu Clark county, Missouri, rLnnintfalong tho south hank of said rlvor;tS:;nenr tho Mississippi river at' Alejjindrla, thence along the west bank j'jt Jsaid river to terminus of said:'Xfiyptian levee, and estimate the cost olfelaising and strengthening said leveo,VV as to confine tho water to tho .rlwr and prove navigation. $ VARIOUS ITSMifcr upii iib emMHSHaf-WiiciarT m ALL KINDS OFlNEWS. GENERAL NEWS. 'Tho1 decided tiVti'W'ifTt tne voluntary Danvrupicy dihi ' Tho bill, as agreed upon by the com mittee, provided that any debtor owing $200 or more may make a voluntary assignment beforo any competent au thority of all his property, except that exempt under the law, for tho benefit of such creditors equally. He Is re quired to file a full list of nil his prop erty, exempt or uncxempt, ami of hju creditors. It allows preferences on? to debts due to the United States, to nny stato or territory, to servants i r laborers for service performed wlthn one year, and to liens or incumbrances on homesteads to the extent of $1,00. The debtor is allowed to filo a petition in tho United States district court four months after making his nssignmtnt asking to be discharged from his debts. which tho court is authorized to grant after due proceedings for the proieo tlon of creditors and tho observance of the law. Especial provision is made to the effect that this discharge shall not in' elude any debt which may have been created in consequence of defalcation as a public ofneer or as guardian or trusteo or while acting in any fidncl ary character. The law is to remain In force for two years only. Tho dls trlct courts uro made bankruptcy conns for tho purposo of carrying the law into effect. Senator George, of Mississippi, will havo charge of tho bill in tho Senate, and ho said that he would make every effort to se cure consideration and action upon it during the present session. He said also that congress would not adjourn until tho Senate should havo an oppor tunity to show its disposition toward the bill. Ho thinks that it will pass tho Senate if a vote can bo secured. There was a Bharp .effort in the com mittee to have tho bill amended ta as to provide for forctngndebt.)ft-jlntu bankruptcy in certain contingencies, but it failed, nnd It is presumed that the attempt will bo renewed when the bill Is taken up in the Senate, No Hope for Kouss Charles Broadway Rous visited' tho laboratory of Nicola Tcsla in New York to undergo treatment for hi' eyes. Tho mllllonalro merchant be lieved that electricity would restore his sight, and, although Tesla was n-1 particularly anxious to experiment "ii him, he insisted upon being treatu Tho electrician sent 100,000 i.Vnlt') through Mr. Rouss' bodv without the latter feeling it The patient doubted that he had taken so much electricity until it was proved to him. '.Like thousands of others, Mr. Rouss hat been under tho impression 'that elec tricity is measured by volts. This is not so. The basis of measurement is ninperago. Tho voltage as nearly as It can bo explained to thelayman,- rep resents the speed of tho current In y. Bing through a given substanco r body. "I am feeling rather worse for tint shock, ' ' Mr. Rouss said after the 1 ex periment. "No; I do not belloye' my eyesight will be restored by electricity Mr. Tesla made mo tako 100,000'jVolts, but I ugreed only with tho understand ing that he would share the current with me by taking my hand. f,I did that becauso I did not.care to die alone in case of an accident " t Mr, Rouss' physician stated that his patient had called on Mr. Tesla much as a drowning man would grasp at a straw. While I havo every faith in Mr, Tesla, "'said Dr. Mlttendorf, "I am confident that scientists will never be able to restore eyesight through the medium of electricity, for the reason that in order to reach the nerve center of the eye, they must enter though the base ot tho bead and that is an Impos sibility. Thero Is no hope for Mr. Rouss. Ho Is doomed to be blind the remainder ot his days." A Father Roasts His Child. The 8-year-old son of Former John Clark, living five miles north of Bt Joseph, was burned to death las week. Mr. Clark, with his Bons, was en gaged in clearing corn stalks and rub blsh from a field near the house. , He decided to burn a few shocks of fodder near the bouse. The 8 year-old child had taken refuge in one shock and, , It Is presumed, fallen asleep. The work of firing other rubbish in another part of the field took the members' of. the family away from the place where the child slept as soon as the blaze, was started, and if he screamed no' one heard him. It was over two hours afterwards when the child was missed, and the whole famtly'turned out to search' ior- him. lly mere acciucnt sir. found the charred remains of his.boy as he passed by a spot where the fodder had been burned. At a glance he aW that the child had beon roasted 'allyjy. The frenzied parent clasped the"erisp corpse in his arms and thecflfik ficsh of the little body droppftdHin shreds as he ran to the" 'house.3rj.n8. weu-nigncrazeu wu m The Wealth of Missouri, The State Board of Equalization has. given out tho following statement: Having completed tho work, tho State Board of Equalization desiret to say to tho local authorities that It has experi enced tho usual difficulty resulting from gross Inequalities In tho valua tions made by Assessors and lack of uniformity in returns. Tho board found horses assessed nil tho way from $13.83 in Livingston munty to $33.48 in Carter county. '1 ho general aver ago of tho assessed vuliio of horses in all the counties was 5-21 50. Tho board endeavored by increases in some cases nnd decreases in others to bring all tiprBeSjto somothlng near tho general B7$fffgo. in doing this the Informa- ,-at nana concerning tho compare- SSiSi6"isJ''W-ttio' different counties tho sreneral character of tho horses lifeachwaa given due consideration. Whit Is true of horses Is equally true of othor descriptions of property, both real and personal. It is very difficult to mako an en1- tlrcly satlsfactoiy equalization under the circumstances Indicated and with tho limited information at hand, but it Is believed that the results reached aro nearly just to all sections of tho stato as they can be made. The aggre gate values placed upon all property by tho assessors lias not been materially changed by the increases nnd decreases made by tho board. Tho aggregate re turns, as made by the assessors, was $910, 000,378, while the aggregate cf values, as fixed by the board, is 5-913,- 071,710, being a decrease of 833,008, Tilts; however, Is an increase over last year's ascimcnt of $13, 313, -183. The returns ns to tho banks aro in adequate, Imperfect and utterly lack ing in uniformity. Homo returns wero made under the (old) law as it ap pears in the Revised Statutes, and some wero made under tho (new) law passed in 169". In as much as the act of 1893 did not go into effect until Juno 31, 1895, whilo tho returns wero made for Juno 1, 1MJ5, it is n question - of doubt under which law these returns should have been made. In view of the confusion incident to theso im porfect returns, and tho doubt as to tin law applicable, It Is practically impos Bible for tho board to undertake to equalize the bank stocks of tho stato as between tho banks themselves or as between the banks and other property. There is an titter lack of data upon which to base intelligent action. County clerks havo been asked in many cases to correct their returns, but they say their returns to this board are based upon tho assessment lists filed in their offices by the asses sors, and they cannot change them. Tiia'board lniirht brinar ths. assessors. clerkVafid bankeTs.oftho "state before It, and by a personal examination ob tain data upon which to base action and correct inequalities, if any exist j but that would require so much time and entail nn expense so largo that an effort of that kind Is regarded as wholly impracticable. Tho board, therefore, has determined not to dis turb tho bank returns as submitted for this year, but instead to recommend to tho local boards of vqualiation that they so equalize tho property of ths banks in their respective counties as to place the same upon an equal foot ing with tho values nssessed against otlier classes of property. Tho local boards can readily and at compara tively small expense ascertain tho truo value of batik stock, eta, and caq easily make the adjustments. In order to secure more exact and uniform re turns In regard to the banks in future, tho secretary of the board has been directed to prepare a special blank, under tho provlsus of the act of 1895, (or tho use of the assessors and bank officials, and it is believed that these returns will hereafter bo more satisfac tory. Mexico Talks Monroe Doctrine. Tho most Important part of tho nies sago of President Diaz, of Mexico, de livered at tho opening of congress is an allusion to the Anglo-Venezuelan controversy and President Cleveland's messago to congress. Part of the Mex ican president's messago Is as fol lows I With our northern neighbor our in tercourse is of tho same friendly and cordial character ns our diplomatic and other relations have been for some years past. .Naturally Invocation ol inai uoctrino wnicn condemns an at tempts nt European usurpation and nil tendencies to modify republican Insti tutions of tho new world in a monarch ical direction, aroused great enthusiasm among mo ireo nations ot tins conti nent and gave occasion for demonstra tions of svmnathv both nonular and covornmertal. invitations ot an international char acter were not lacking that the Mexi can government should at onco state Its opinion in so gravo a matter, hut tho executivo considered that haste i not nroiwr in expressing an opinion on a subject wh'cli invohed not onlyJtliB Monroe doct.-lne, but also its application to tho controversy be tween ureat liritain aim euezuela. As wo wero not nrrmnititcd with that question as well, perhaps, as the United States was, we v ire not in n position to assume that the claims of England necessarily constitute an at tempt at usurpation. Nor could wo consider that every boundary dispute afforded ground for application of the wiso doctrine inquestfon. A War in the Sudan. The activity of tho dervishes, or Mabdists, as they are sometimes called from El Mahdi, a religious pretender to whom they profess ullegiance, threatens not only Kassala, bnt Upper Egypt In anticipation of hostile movements England, which has been in occupation of Egypt since 1883, has ordered a military, expediton up tho Nile toward Dongola. The force is composed mostly of native Egyptians and Sudanose, but is commanded by British officers, led by General Kitch ener, and a detachment of liritlsli troops will accompany it. There have been reports for some weeks that the Mahdlsts wero concentrating about Dongola, with the purpose of Invading Egypt. A Belgian expedition from tho Congo Free Stato is expected to co operato with the Anglo-Egyptian force. Political Points. To facilitate reference the following dates of political conventions aro given Republican national at St. Louis Juno 23d. Democratic national at Chicago July 7th. Prohibition national in Pittsburg July 10th. National silver party at bt. Louis July 32d. Populist national at at Louis July !2d. Missouri democrats, to select thirty- four delegates to the Chicago conven tion April 15th. Missouri republicans, to select dele gates at largo to St. Louis, at St, Joseph, to nomlnato a state ticket at Sprlngfiold, Jnly 22d. Missouri prohibitionists, to select delegates to Pittsburg, ut Sedalia, May 7th. Free Sec.-" from the Statesmen. The agricultural department has sent to all .senators and representatives notices that the quota of each one in this year's distribution of government seeds will bo 15,000 packets of veget able seeds In packages containing fif teen assorted varieties and 1,400 packets of flowor 6ecds In 280 packages of five packets each. The allotments for the southern senators and members will l e distributed first owing to the advanced season. Saints Alter Sinners. The Rev. Mr. Terhune, who has been called to tho Presbyterian church of Brooklleld, has been very sick, but is recovering. Ben Brock, of Macon, has been singing in tho M. E. church of Brooi.firJd..-Two -.Trenton -mliilctersfL.At.-rt- Mr. rfJT Dfion. of St. .Toseiil surprised their congregations last Sun day by exchanging pulpits without notice. All tho Missouri papers havo noticed tho proposition of the Rev. Mr. Maiden, of tho First B.iptM chruch of Carthage to live on tho voluntary contributions of tho congregation and discard Iho regular salary. Tho Rev. W. P. Craig, Jr., may he called to the 'resbyterian church of Nevada. Tho Rev. Dr. J. M. Parker died at Tren ton, lie was a devoted minister of the Methodist church for thirty years; ono of his inot successful pastorates was at Kirksville. The Cumberland Presby terian church of Moherly has cele brated its twenty-fifth anniversary. Tho baptistry of the Central Christian church at Mobcrly was recently usod by tho rector ol Christ Lpiscopal church for the baptism of two persons. The Presbyterian church of Fulton is to havo a plpo organ. Must Know More to Study Law. The executive committee of tho Uni erity board of curators was in ses- ion in Columbia Friday. Outside of routine matters tho only business trans acted was tho adoption of a rulo rais ing the standard of admission to tho law department. Applicants for admission to tho de partment of law must submit to com mittee on entrance by diploma satis factory evidence of havin, Wreckers Alter a Capitol. In Jackson, Mississippi, whilo Secre tary of Stato Power was in his ofiico at tho rapitol, he beard a noise out side. Going to tho window he saw several men digging at tho wall be tween tho door and a window. His appearance frightened away the men. Investigation showed that two pieces of stone, about two feet square, hvl been removed from tho wall. Had the work gone a little further a section of tho wall about four by twenty feet would havo fallen, thus wrecking the wholo building. Strenuous efforts were made during the recent session of the -legislature to provido for a new building, but nothing was done in the matter; and it is thought some mis creants took this means of securing immediate action. GENERAL ITEMS. The bill for a new bridge at St Louis passed the House. The Senate judiciary committee has approved the House bill on tho subject Cbtrklof divorce in tho territories. fProf. A. Hayncs, presldont of the Missouri Academy of Science, who has itoi' many years conducted the Cooper Academy at Boonville, has bought, ground at Excelsior Springs, and will at once build on It and in t-e'fall'wiU open tho Haynes Academy there.- -Tie Cooper Academy will bo closed. Twin3 Marry Twins. At Burbank, Wayne county, Ohio, Sunday night, Irene V. and Idena , Repp, twin sisters, and Veruou R. and Vertol R. Stair, twin brothers, were married by tho Rev. Nathauicl Lewis. AROUND THE WORLD. Tho work of improving tho court house was started at Lexington, Undesirable immigration has in creased 5 per cent, since last year. M. Sarrien has been appointed minis ter for the interior iu tho French cab inet Tho Nicaraguan rebels have rejected President Zclaya's terms, and the war goes on. The rumor that Ambassador Bayard is to resign soon is scouted in adminis tration circles. Charles Louis Baender, of Moberly has secured tho nomination to be i cadet at West Point Evangelist Ben Deering has been conducting a religious revival at Ver sallies for three weeks. Tho Missouri University is to debate with the Arkansas University at Fay etteville on the 9th of May. The DeSoto Telephone Company has about perfected arrangements for ex tending its lines to St Louis. O. C. Russell, of Dade, has been indorsed by his county for the republl can nomination for state auditor. The death is announced of Sir Wm. Stuart He was. secretary of the Brit Ish legation nt Washington In 1801, T. Simon Sam, formerly minister of war, has been elected president ot Hayti to succeed Hippolyte, deceased. Professor Muir, who has been prom Inent in educational circles in Mober ly, will leave there shortly to take the presidency of La Grange College, Nothing but Belf-defense goes as an excuse for having killed ducks in Mis souri since April 1. Of course one is in duty bound to protect himself, even against ducks. A German living in Texas has writ' ten Real Estate Agent London, of Clin ton, to get him a wife, and also hus bands for his two girls. The Texan is Worth $30,000. It is reported in diplomatto circles that the United States have joined Great Britain in a protest to France against disregarding American and British concessions in Madagascar, It is announced that a commer cial treaty has been concluded between Germany and Japan, under the terms ot whloh Germany concedes the aboil tion of existing territorial jurisdiction in Japan, the latter lri return reducing the custom duties on many German imports. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report feA 5aWi IN AND OF MISSOURI. doubt, that fully $37,000 remained In tho express car after .the rubbers left Progressive Spiritualists. Iho Missouri Progressive Spiritual ists Association In session in Spring field elected tho following officers to serve during tho ensuing year : Presi dent A. R. Dixon, of St Joseph; seo' first vice-president, H. O. Hawkins, of Springfield ; second vice-president, Mrs. II. N. Eckas, of Springfield ; treasnrer, II. Huxley, of Springfield. Tho place of tho next meeting was not doclded upon. Must Pass Examinations. Tho state board of health decided to require examinations of applicants who desire to enter medical colleges of tho state, the examinations to bo made by the state school superintendent upon tho elementary branches, tho passago grade to bo over b0pr cent. Examin ations will bo helil In St. Louis, Kan sas City and St. Joseph between Sep tember 1 and 13. the common school course of the stato ; or in lieu of such evidence sh'dl pa's satisfactory examination" in writing on aeh of the following subjects : Eng lish, arithmetic, geography(descriptivo and political) and history of the United States. The examination will cover the grond embraced in text books idopted by tho state for common schools, viz., Ray's Practical Arithme tic, the Hydu series of Language Les sons, Butler's Geography and Barnes' History of tho United States. As a part of the English examination tho ap- llcant will bo expected to Wi-ite r. composition of not less than two huu- dred word". Jo Shelby to Write a Book. General Jo Shelby, United States marshal for the western district of Mis souri, is busily engaged now in accum ulating material for a book on his ex periences and campaigns. He is spar ing no pojns to secuie important data. Whatever the general may have to say will be interesting, as ho has been prominent in many stirring scenes within the last forty years. General Shelby and Judge John I-. Philips, under who-o court the genral now serves as marshal, were opposing commanders in more than one battle during the civil war. General B. M. Prentiss, of Bethany, Mo., and General Shelby met in court as officer and witness recently. Referring to tho late war, they jocularly remarked when in troduced, that it was not tho first time they had tried to meet one another. In the Missouri campaign they com manded opposing armies in some hard fought battles. A Mayor's Pay Enjoined. Tho Taxpayers' League of St. Louis has brought suit to restrain Mayor Cyrus P. Walbridgofroru collecting the salary which accumulates while ho is absent from the city. The suit is an application for nn injunction restrain ing City Treasurer Scndder from pay ing tho mayor his salary for the month of March and restraining His Honor from accepting tho check from the tieasurcr. Tho injunction is asked on tho ground that Slayor Walbridgo has, during tho past year, repeatedly ab sented himself from the city, and has drawn salary amounting to 81,100 for the time so wasted. The month of March is specified in tho injunction, becauso during that month the mayor has been busy attending political gath erings iu various sections of the state, but has demanded his salary, as usual. Assessment of Bank Stock. C. B. Seeber, of Higglnsvllle, presi dent of the Missouri State Association of Bankers ; J. P. Huston, of Marshall, ex-president of tho association, and Frank P. Hays, of Lancaster, secre tary, appeared before 'o fitate board of equalization for the purposo of se curing, if possible, a uniform method of assessing bank stock in Missouri. It appears that there is a great differ ence in tho assessment of this kind or property in Missouri. Ic some coun ties bank stock is assossed at 40o on the dollar, while In others It Is as sessed as high as 110a The board took the matter under consideration. 'Frisco Train Robbed. With a daring not in keeping with the bungling manner in which they operated, three masked robbers held up train' No. 6, of the St Louis and San Franc.lsoo Railroad near Lebanon, "Ma, last week, securing less than $1,000 and overlooking everything in the lower compartment of the Wells, Fargo & Co. 's express safe, which they dyna mited. While no official statement of the sum left behind by the bandits is vouchsafed, it is reported, on au- The Taylors to Hang. Division No. 2 of the supremo court affirmed the judgment of the Carroll county circuit court in the case of the stato against Genrgo and William Tay lor, who murdered the Meeks family in Linn county, May 10, 1891. The find ing of the lower court was murder in tho first degree, followed by a death sentence. Execution is fixed for April 30. A Boy Burned to Death. Louis Hubert and his sou, August were burning torn stalks in a field completed i nine miles north of Mexico when Fred die Hubert, 3 years old, got into tho fire and was burned almost to a crisp. The brother fainted and tho father scarcely had strength to pull the body out of the flames. Tho little fellow died in an hour. A Carthage Boy's Fatal Misha. Sydney Smith, sou of W. H. Smith, of Carthage, died as the result of a fall from n horizontal bar in tho Y. M. C. A. gymnasium. Young Smith struck the back of the neck, injuring his -"pin-. J!ii.4u;thi fourth setiouj accident in this gymnasium within a few months. The Penitentiary Quarantine Off. The state board of health passed a resolution authorizing counties to send prisoners to tho penitentiary upon tho certificate of the local board of health, indorsed first by the secretary of tho stato board, Dr. Willis P. King, of Kansas City. ST. LOUIS MARKETS. CATTLE. The steer trade was stronger. The 10 to 13 cents decline reported Monday and Tuesday was recovered yesterday. The stocker and feeder trade was a tri fle actnebut values are not quito so good as they were. Tho cow and heifer trade eased down this week about 10 to 15 cents, which was not recovered. Bulls and stags are not so strong but sell unevenly. Tho calf trado has declined aceut per pound. HOGS. The bulk sold at $3.03 to $3. 80 against S3. 53 to S.S.70. The pigs and light lights sold at $3.25 to S3.b0 with littlo pigs not wanted to any great extent Tho heavies did not get much ad vance. Rough heavy hogs sold at $3. 15 to S3. 40, good big packers nt S3. 50 to S3. 03 and choice butcher qualities, not ' ' too heavy", at S3. 70 to $3. 75. Light and inedinm weights told at S3. 00 to S3, 85 according to quality. SHEEP. Tho market opened slow and dull and prices were generally considered a shade lower on tho bulk of sales. Heavy sheep buffered tho" most and were very slow sale at the decline, and in some cases buyers would not even bid on them. Spring lambs If good bell readily. HORSES. The southern demand this week was the lightes, and weakest of the season and values ruled $5.00 to $7.50 lower. But eastern chunks, drafts, and all exporters were in good demand, and all extra kinds sold nearly steady with the previous week. Southern horses sold generally at $30 to $45 und pairs at $02.60 to $100. Common to fair chunks sold at $40 to $00 and medium to good ones at $05 to $85. Good drafters brought $80 to $95 and draft teams went at $155 to $300. MULES, fair to extra. $35.00 to full range, $30.00 to 14 hands, $15.00. 14 hands, $50.00. 15 hands, full range, $43. 60 to $03. Sa 15 hands, full range, $00. 00 to $80. 00. 10 to 10K hands, fall range, $05.00 to $110.00. LN CHICAGO. Cattle, market active and 10 cents Lteker. Top native steers $4.60 and Telas steers $100. Hogs, market 6 to 10 cents higher. Top $115, bulk at $3.75 to $3.83. Sheep, market strong, thority which there is no reason to bulk sold at $3.60 to $3.78. AS" Al.fi..