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Stiff - THE STATE REPUBLICAN. TOLUME XXV. JEFFERSON OITY, COLE COUljjrY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1890. NUMBER 21. It! Mi things Political - V ' Si " Alabama Democrats. The demoorntlo Btato convention of Alabama adopted a platform for tho frco coinage of silver at 10 to 1, and instructed tho delegates to ' Chicago to" Vote as n unit on that and all other questions. President Cleveland was Indorsed on everything except finance,, and tho administration of Gov. Oatcs was also Indorsed. The convention then nominated Joseph F. Johnston for governor. Hubbard Re-Nominated. The republicans pf the Eighth con groksional district re-nominated Hon. Joel D. Hubbard for congress. Frank Lander, of Cnllfornia,Monltcnu county, and A. B. Jackson, of Camden county, wore olected delegates to tho national republican convention at St Louis. They were instructed to vote first, last and-allthotiinofor McKinlcy. J. T. Moore, of Laclede, was indorsed for dclegato-at-largo to St Louis. 0. C. Hell, of Boonville, was nominated for elector. J. H. Painter, of Versailles, was elected chairman of tho congres sional committee. ; C. C. Boll, secre tary. Ohio Prohibitionists. The Ohio prohibition stato conven tion adopted a platfdrnrwhtch declares for prohibition, favors woman suffrage opposes alien ownership of lands, favors government control of railroads and telegraphs, advocates tho raising of re venues by taxation on property and in comes, import duties to bo levied only as la means of securing equitable com mercial relations, declares for Sunday rest, opposos public appropriations for sectarian purposes, favors the .election of prosident vice-president and sena tors by direct vote, favors liberal pen sions, asks for a revision of tho immi gration laws, favors letting aliens vote only after one year from the time of full naturalization, favors tho initiative and referendum and declares for free - coinage at 10 to 1. Pennsylvania Republicans. Tho platform starts out with a strong Indorsement of Matthew Stanley Quay for president of tho United States, as ono "wise in counsel and brilliant and nble Enaction, at onco the typoof tho American citizen, scholar, soldier and statesman. ' ' Protection and reciprocity aro in dorsed; discriminating duties in favor of American shipping approved ; grati tude to soldiers and sailors is de manded and tho democratic pension bureau' denounced j restrictive immi- - gratlon legislation is demanded. On tho financial question tho plat form says : Fnithful-to its record, believing that - the people ore entitled to tho uso of tho best money, and anxious to restore and preserVo tho industrial and com mercial prosperity of tho union, tho republican party favors International bimetallism, and until that can be established upon government account demands the maintenance of the exist ing gold standard of value. Rhode Island Democrats. At tho Rhode Island democratic state convention R, B. Comstock, Miles A. McManeo, Mayor George W. Greene, of Woonocket, and Jesse H. Metcall ' were elected delegates to the national convention. All but Mayor Greene aro of Providence, Tho platform In dorses tho ndnimistratlon of President ' Cleveland., On tho financial Issue it says : "It is vital to the interests pf our people' that there should be no depar- ' ture from the gold standard to which all-money, whether gold, silver or pa per, should conform, and wo aro op posed to tho free coinage of silver until at least four of tho. great powerB i of tho western world shall come to an international agreement establishing the ratio at which gold and silver shall be admitted to mintage. " ' !' -.William B. Russell, of Massachu setts, is recommended to the Chicago' convention as an ideal candidate- for presidont t Iowa Populists. Tho populist state convention held in Iowa was' ono of tho largest in the his tory of tho party, Chairman Taube neck, of the national party, and J. S. Coxey, of Ohio, and General Weaver, of Iowa, were present Tho mooting was. called to order by J. Anderson, of Winnebago cbnnty, chairman of the state committee He introduced Gen eral Weaver as, temporary chairman, who delivered nn out-nnd-ont frco ail--ver speech. Ho advised the union of all silver forces. The platform was written by General Weaver, and consists of a single reso lution in favor of tho union of all tho reform forces in the country on tho Omaha platform of four years' ago, to gether with the recognition of the Ini tiative and referendum. Tho delegates to tho St. Louts convention are instruc ted to work for those .ends. During the afternoon a' number of speeches were made, keyed generally to this note, ' , . Massachusetts Democrats. In tho Massachusetts democratic state convention the allusions of the speak ers (o tho financial question wore re ceived w)th'f little response, but denun ciation of A. P, Aivlsm and allusions, t'd Presidont Cleveland ,wero received GiltH.' 'L tl. tl . ' WK$ Hon J Pusell, of Leicester, I'iSW won. -Joun ; Williams, or Dednam. FS&rWji Hon. John W. Corcoran, of Clinton. t,lViU!V."'' li Jirr' m -r. . 'K ..'ii. boo, uuu. tiaines w, uonovan, or, xjos- tfSJfej& ton,were nominated, 'by Hoik J, F. Ifililw to the fWifMitrrt rYmvnnYtmri tIio fnrlv nntnt, pees' were choswv.wttwiut? ' single; di- Ml IaWreen,taMor:of .the. resolutions' yx wi, prwinHiun or me name sthe an Sfwcoj' for the tn-osldency evoked meat en thusiasm. , ' . Tennessee Republicans. Tho platform adopted renews tho party's .devotion to reciprocity, protec tlon, sound finances, progress and human liberty; demands a readjust ment of tho tariff, so as to afford pro tection reasonable and adequate ; calls for reciprocity agreements, condemns tho administration of President Cleve land; indorses tho Nicaragua Canal; demands tho early adoption of , a policy that will bring tho 'war in Cuba to an end, and for .an appropriation by con gress for the Tcnncsseo Centennial Ex position. The financial plank of tho platform is os follows ; We are unalterably opposed to any schema that will give to this country n depreciated and debased currency, We favor tho uso of silver ns currency, but to tho extent only that lis parity with gold will be maintained, and in consequence aro opposed to a free and unlimited and independent colnago of silver at a ratio of 10 to 1; Wobclievo that ovcry American dollar should be nn honest- 100 cents dollar always and overywhoro. The platform also" instructs tho dele gates for McKlnloy for president nnd for n. C. Evans of Tennessee for vico prosident Maryland Republicans. United States Sonator-elect" Georgo L. Wellington, as chairman of tho stato central committee, called the Maryland republican state convention to order. Tho proportion of colored delegates was small. Inferences by Mr. Well ington to McKinloy and Heed were applauded. .A delegate offered a resolution in structing tho delegation to uso all hon orable means to secure tho nomination of McKinloy. This was greeted with cheers nnd referred, as was also an other resolution that tho preponder ance of sentiment arnonf Maryland re publicans was In favor of McKinloy and requesting the delegates to act ac cordingly. Tho platform which was reported after recess declared for a protectlvo tariff nnd reciprocity. Following is the currency plank : "Wobelievo in tho gold standard upon which to base our circulating medium, and are opposed to tho freo and .unlimited coinage of jllyer until an international agreement of tho im portant commercial countries of tho world-shall give silver a larger use. " No instructions aro given to tho dele gates to tho republican national con vention. Nebraska Democrats. Unbounded enthusiasm characterized tho convention of the Bilvor wing of tho Nevada democratic party. There was nothing but harmony throughout tho session. Congressman Bryan.was called upon, and delivered an extended address, touching on freo silver and the divi sion of tho democratic ranks in Neb raska along pnrty lines. A number of other prominent democrats of tho stato spoko. Following wero chosen delegates-at-largo ; W. J. Bryan, W. H. Thompson, C. J. Smyth, W. D. Oldham. Tho platform was adopted with much enthusiasm and no opposition. It de clares for a direct1 vote for senators, incomo tax, revenue tariff, initiative and referendum and liberal pensions. On finauco it says : Wo congratulate tho democrats of Massachusetts upon tho frankness and candor which characterized their plat form utterances of yesterday. We re joice that they no longer quibble about the ratio or hold out tho delusive hope of international co-operation ; have at last consented to submit to tho pcoplo tho qnostion whether tho United States shall have monometallism or bimetall ism ; whether the American people shall deliberately adopt tho English system of finance or restore tho (raid nnd silver coinage of the constitution. Tho Massachusetts demand for a single gold standard and for the redemption of 'all government obligations In gold alone puts the paramount issue of the campaign of tho campaign, and wo welcome the contest We indorso the language 'used by Hon. John G. Carlisle in 1878, when be denounced the conspiracy to destroy silver as a standard money as "tho most gigantic crtmo of this or any other ago," and we agree with him in the declaration then made that "tho consummation of such a scheme would ultimately entail more mlBeryupon tho human race 'than all the wars, pestil ences and'famines that have over oc curred In the history of the world." We are not willing to be parties to such a crime, and in order to nndo the wrong already dono and to prevent n .further rise in the purchasing power of tho dollar, wo favor the Immediate restoration of tho free and unlimited coinage of gold and silver at the present legal ratio of 10 to 1, as snch coinage' existed prior to 1873, without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation, snch gold and silver to bo a full legal tender for all debts, public and private. We are opposed to the retirement of tho greenbacks, and demand that the secretary of the treasury, lnstrad of .is suing interest-bearing bonds for the purchase of gold, shall recognize silver as money of redemption and exerolse the right to redeem greenbacks, treas ury notes and all other coin obligations In silver wbeusllver is more convenient Believing that tho general' laws should not be set aside by private con tract, we favor such congressional legis lation as will, without interfering with yalid contracts already In exist ence, prohibit for the future the mak ing of agreements for tho payments of any specific kind of legal tender money. In opposition to A. P. A. 'ism, tho platform says tho party has ever been the party of religious liberty in the country ; has always. been and is. now opposed to tho nolpn of ,, church and state' in any form or under any pretext whatever, to tho imposition of any re ligions test for offices, to all secrot political prganltatlons of every 'kind or character.- or any open political or- Santtation.based upon religious preju tcea as contrary to the spirit and gonlus of our institutions and thor oughly .un-American. It stands by our publio.school system as a means of popular edncatlonmnd-1' opposed to any diversion of. publlo schooVfunfls to any seotarian purpose, but recognUbs the ritrht of .narental -control And 'Hin THE NATIONAL CAPITAL Oklahoma Statehood. The Houso commtttco on territories docidod by a voto of 0 to 2 to report favorably a bill to admit Oklahoma to statehood. Those who voted In favor Df the proportion were: Itepubll cans Scranton, Perkins, Avery, Har ris, Hadley; democrats Cooper of Texas. Those who voted in opposition Knox and Taft republicans. Pension for Miss Stlne. Mr. Crowther, of Missouri, has secu red tho passago through the House of tho bill to pension Miss Itita Stino of Memphis, Mo., tho helpless orphan daughtor of Georgo W. Stine, lato first lieutenant Company, Twenty first Missouri infantry, at the rate of $20 por month. Tho evidence shows that sho has been helpless from" in fancy, being deformed and totally blind, her mother having died about 18S3 from overwork caring for her invalid daughter. ."Where Am I At?" Cobb Goes. Tho Houso voted to unseat James E. Cobb, democrat, representing tho Fifth Alabama district, tho lioro of tho his toric "Where ami at?" episodc.and to seat Albert T. Goodwin, populist. Five republicans voted with tho demo crats to recommit tho caso with in structions to tho committee to permit tho contestant to offer testimony in re buttal. Mr. Cobb had C08 majority on tho face of the returns, but tho ma jority found oxtonsivo frauds in the threo black counties of the district, which reduced Mr. Cobb's voto and gave tho contostant 2,300 majority. Tho minority claimed that no opportu nity wns given to submit evidence in rebuttal, and that fraud wns pre sumed, not proved. Mr. Cobb has been a member of tho Fiftieth. Fifty first, Flfty-fcocond and Fifty-third con gresses. Ho was unseated by tho Fifty first House. A War Claim's Riders. Senator Harris, of Tennessee, has pro posed an amendment to tho sundry civil appropriation bill providing for tho payment of nil tho claims adjudica ted by the court of claims under tho Bowman act. This is practically the old omnibus bill reported to tho Houso in tho former congress. During tho present administration of tho House, bills providing for tho payment of "war claims,," so-called, ate tabooed and the Tennessee senator is evidently trying to work them in as a rider on tho Bimdry civil appropriation bllL The claims embrace pretty generally all the southern nnd border states. Tho following items in tho bill relate to Missouri claims: E. W. Atchley, administrator of Thomas V. Atchley of Laclede county, S350 , Wiley Bailey of Cnss county, .$223; Charles Balmer, surviving parlner of Balmer & Weber of St. Louis, SU,072; Daniel P. Belcher of Cass county, S100 ; J. M. Bell of Vernon county, $750 ; Georgo W. Clay pool, administrator of Reubiti Claypool, deceased, of Greeno county, $007; Thnd deus Collard, 5150 ; Simeon Gilbreath of Batos connty, $309 ; David Graham, Jackson connty, $350 ; L. B. Hearrell, Newton county, $744; A. L. Kelthloy, Taney county, $807 ; M. E. Langston, Howell county, $350 ; John P. Legg, administrator of A. C. Logg, of Henry county, 31,050; P. Longacre, adminis trator of IMchard Longacre, of Cass county, $1, 153 ; J. T. Lynch, Houston county, $130 , J. T. Lynch, ndimnistra tor of D. Lynch, Houston county, $175 ; J. H, Moyerof, Iron county, $500; J.L. Peters, rartner of J.L. Peters & Co., St Louis, $3,115; J. Robinson of Webster connty, $176; J. L. Wulls of Pettis county, $1,272; G. Withers,' ndminiB trator of n. M. Withers, deceased, of Cooper county, $185. Cockrell'a Compromise, The Senate disposed of the sectarian school question by adopting a com promise framed by Senator Cockroll of Missouri. The Indian bill, as it camo from tho. House, provided that "no money heroin appropriated shall bo paid for education in sectarian schools. " This provision is struck out by theCockrell amendment, as adopted, and it is declared to be tho settled policy of the government to mako no appropriations for sectarian schools af ter July, 1898, thus giving two years for the abandonment of sectarian schools, instead of an immediate aban donment The amendment was adopted, by the decisive vote of 38 to 24. Tho detailed vote iatas -follows i Yeas Republicans s Carter,, Chand ler, Elklns, Hansbrougb, Hawley; Mc Millan, Mantle, Nelson, Pettigrew, SewelL Sherman It Veas Democrats : Bacon, Bate Blackburn, Brice, Caffery, Chilton, CockrelL Daniel, Faulkner, Gibson, Gordon, Grey, "Hill, Jpnes (Ark.), Martin, Mills, Mltchel) (Wis.), Palmer, Roach, Smith, Turpie, Vest, Vilas, Walthall, Whlte5. Yeas Populists : Allen, Kyle 2. Total, 88. Nays Republicans ; Allison, Brown, Burrows, Cannon, Clark, Culloro, Davis, Dubois, Frye, Gallinger, Gear, Lodge, MoBtide, Mitchell (Ore,), Per kins, Shoup, Squire Teller, Warren, Wolcotfr-L Nays Democrat t George L Nays Populists ; Poller, Stevrart 3- Total, 21 " ' During the day the 1lll was passed providing government regulation of 'ex cursion fleets attending regattas j, also the resolution' calling for1 Information as to the arrest of Bishop Stat lq Cuba. 'The president's vetoes of two pension bills brctfght some' crltloinm. from the chairman bt the committee on pensions, Mr, Gallinger, but no' action was, taken on the vetoes, beyond refer ring them. , ' VARIOUS NEWS ITEMS; Women Have Lost. Tho proposition to admit women a lay delegates to tho general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church has been defeated by a very narrow mar gin. Tho voto of tho North DakoU conference was tho last to be taken on tho proposition. Tho total voto Is shown to bo 7,515 for tho admission of women nnd 2,629 against According to a provision of tho discipline it is necessary for n proposition to change any of tho restrictive rules of the church to receive tho support of threo fourths of tho members of tho annual conferenco voting for tho proposition and two-thirds of iho members of tho general conference According to the figuros tho women have lost by just 18, votes. Masons Elect Officers. The Masonic Royal Arch Grand Chapter elected tho following officers : T. M. Abraham of Hurrlsonville, Grand High Priest; D. W. F. Kuhn of Kau sas City, deputy Grand High Priest; Charles S. Glasford of Trenton, Grand King ; H. L. Bosworth of Springfield, Grand Scribe ; A. M. Hough of Jefferson City, Grand Captain of Hosts j T, B. Duncan of Mexico, Grand Principal Sojourner; J, T. Ruffin of Clinton, Grand Royal Arch Captain; N. M Givnn of Harrlsonvillo, Grand Treas urer ; W. H. Mayo of St Louis, Grand Secretary; R. E. Bainbrldgo 'of Kan sas City, Master of Third Veil ; B. F. Nelson of St Louis, Master of Second Veil ; J. W. Owen of St Louis, Grand Sentinel. Judicial Convention. Tho democratic commltteo of tho western judicial district met last week in Kansas City. Tho commltteo fixed tho date for holding the convention to nominato a candidate for tho court of appeals. for tho western district for June 30, and selected Pertle Springs as tho place. Tho basis of apportionment was fixel ns ono delegato for every 500 votes cast for Cloveland in 1892, nnd fraction of 250 votes. Each county commltteo is authorized to name time and mannet of selecting delegates. There aro only two candidates for tho court of appeals m far ns known. They aro Judge James Ellison, ono of tho present in cumbents, and Judge E. J. Broaddus, of Liberty. For Permanent Arbitration. Tho international arbitration confer ence at Washington adopted the fol lowing : That in the judgment of this confer enco religion, humanity and justice as well as tho material Interests of civili zed society, demand tho immediate establishment between tho United States and Great Britain of a perman ent system of arbitration. That it is earnestly recommended to our government so booh ns it is assured of a corresponding disposition on the part of, the British government to nego tiate a treaty providing for tho widest practicable application of tho method of arbitration to internat onal contro versies. That a committee of this conference bo appointed to preparo and present to the president of tho United States a memorial respectfully urging tho tak ing of such steps on the part of the United States as'will best conduco the end in viow. The commltteo selected to preparo a memorial for presentation to tho presi dent was Messrs. Edmunds, Angel), Gardner Hubbard of Washington, ex Minister to Spain Curry and' Henry Hitchcock of St. Louis. Mr, Cannon's Map Scheme. In tho senate Mr. Cannon of Utah made a speech in favor of his resolution for a ground map of tho United States near this city. He .oxplained that it would cover 625 acres aud would give in object lesson on tho extent of the country. The Mississippi river would bo Bhown by an actual stream three feet wide and 2,000 yards long, while Lake Michlgun would have 22,000 square yards of water. Mr. Cannon said he would havo tho map include "Crucified Cuba" and also leave bu31 cicnt sp.ico to tho. north to permit tho addition of other countries which might choose to join tho Union. The bill was referred to tho committee' on public buildings und grounds. Mr. Cannon proposes to have con structed in tho suburbs a ground map showing every physical featnro of the country, overy hiil, mountain, valley and plain, every lake, river, every hamlet, village, town nnd city, and probably overy Tnllroad. All this is to bo done in' miniature bnt on such a scale as will givo a map about two thirds of a lnlla in length by one-third of a'-milo In broadth. The resolu.lon proyidei for the appointment of a com mission of fivo persons to serve without compensation, threo to bo appointed by the president, one by the president of the Senate and tho other by the speaker of the House, whoso duty it shall be to Inquire into and report upon the advisability, practicability and cost of establishing such a map on Buch a scale that one foot of map sur face will represent ono square mile of actual area. In round numbers the United States extends about 3,500 miles from east to Vest, and abont half that distance from north to south. This would give a map 8,500 feet long by 1,'750 wide,, CAPITAL, NOTES. The vote on the New Mexico and Arizona statehood bills tvlU probably be postponed until next session of con gress. v , The Senate, agricultural committee recomrnonded' the reference of the filled cheese bill to the finance committee on the ground that it is a financial bllL CoMuTQenerai; JR. "OrWllllams has notinoa the c8' pushi BQOIV The Agricultural Bill Unsigned. Tho president hnving failed to Hlgn tho agricultural appropriation bill within the ten day limit it became a law at midnight without his approval. He was displeased with tho Bplrlt nnd purpose of some of tho sections, but not sufficiently so as to voto it Demands of the Populists, A populist senator answers the In quiry whether his pnrty. will indorse a 10 to 1 nomination by tho Chicago con vention as followB : ' "If a candldnto is put up by the democrats acceptable to ui, wo will simply ratify tho nominee, but only nftcwahave an understanding that in the event .of the success porno such man . t ,.' iwus-Ddn flafiieron is to bo made secre tary of the treasury, and an equally good silver man and populist Is given another cabinet position," tment of state that ert and Diaz 'are being .Htlease la expected ALL KINDS OF- NEWS. 1 a.. . M&VlA. h" EV-tL ..1 way, Virginia Republicans. Tho Virginia republican convention adojitfid.tho following: The republican party of Virginia, in convention assembled, proud of tho possession of tlfb coterie of eminent statesmen whoso names nro before the country in connection with tho nomi nation for president of tho United States by the coming national conven tion at St Louis, cannot refrain from expressing its preference for tho nomi nation of tho Idol of tho American worklngmon, tho hope of our business and agricultural classes, the pioneer of promised prosperity, William McKin loy of Ohio ; anil wo Instruct tho delo gntes elected by this convention to vote for him ns long as thero is any prospect for his nomination, and there by express tho love of the Virginia mother for her Ohio child. Boonville Bridge. Senator Vest called up and had passed in tho Sennto the bill authorizing tho construction of a bridge across tho Missouri river at or near tho city of Boonville, Mo. Permission to build the bridge is given to tho Boonville and Hownrd County Bridge Company. Tho bridge is to provide for tho pas sage of wagons and vehicles of all kinds, street railway cars, motor cms, animals and foot passengers. No max imum tolls nro fixed. Tho bridge Is to built either ns a high bridgo with uu broken and continuous spans or U3 n low bridge containing a sufficient pivot draw span. Tho bridgo must bo com menced within two years and finished In fivo years. Tho Boonville and How ard County Bridge Company Is a cor poration composed of Boonville capita lists. , Tho bill "Us passed by tho Senato Is practically the saino. as that proposed In tho Houso by Congressman Hub bard, who will accept It as a substi tute. A. P. A. Against Bland. Judge Stevens nnd other leading members of tho A. P. A., who have boen conspicuous in tho fight against McKlnley In tho republican party, are now preparing for war on Ex-Con-gTessnian R. P. Bland, who has been named as tho choice of Missouri demo crats for tho democratic nomination for president The A. P. A. hostility is duo to tho discovery of tho fact that Mrs. Bland is n devout member of tho Catholic church, hns raised tho children in that faith and tho oldest ton, aged 17, is now attending tho Catholic Christian Brothers' College. Bland himself is not a member of any church nnd is very liberal in his religious views, but tho secret order will fight him becauso of tho religion of his family. Stevens has appointed a committee to mnke a thorough in V,eetigation and will then uso all of his influence uswe 1 as that of the order to draw free silver delegates from Bland. Asked: "Is it within tho power of your organization to prevent Bland's nomination?" Stevens said: "I think it is." "How many of tho delegates elected to date do you control ?' ' "That I do not know. Wo do not got daily reports from headquarters, but wo will know nil about overy dele gate that goes into tho Chicago conven tion beforo tho tiino cornea Wo will havo tho power to pieveut the nomina tion of any candldnto our order op poses. " "Will you open up a fight on Bland as soon as you are convinced that your Information is correct?" "As tho matter now stands Bland does not seem to me to bo likely to be nominate,. If the 10 to 1 frco silver coinage men aro in control in tho Chi cago convention and Bland threatens to bo the nomlnco then our forces will bo brought to bear to knock him out " "Suppose Bland should be nomina ted in spite of your delegates?" "Then the order will take caro oi him at the polls, " Mr. Bland, asked as to tho truth of the story, referred to the letter h wrote last September in answci to the question if it wero true that' he was a Catholic. In It ho said without reserve that ho was a Protest ant that his family were all Methodist and that while ho was inclined to be liberal In his views, ho had always had a leaning toward the Methodist church. Mrs. Bland was a member ol the Catholic church, and he believed her to be better and more religious than he ever expected to be. MISSOURI NOTES. Luther, the 15-year old son of John K. Lewis, 'was dragged to death by s runaway team at Marshall Wm. B. West, one of the best-known horsemen In the state, and Miss Urceols daughter df Dr, J. B. Hawkins, wer married at Mexico. M X.Xftty got judgment for $20, 000 against '.the St Louis, Iron Moun tain and Suburban Railway at Benton for Injur rea, yustalnod by his son while pseaipr on o'local freight IN AND OF MISSOURI. Another New Railroad. Chief Engineer John N. Nowcomb and Ills assistants havo completed the survey of tho new railroad i-outh to Ava, and havo laid out nnd driven tho 'takes on n practicablo route, and now they have been ordered to survey north from Mansfield to a junction on tho 'Frisco railroad at or near Lebanon. Soldiers Burned Out. Tho largo brick barracks building, 300 feet long by 30 feet wldo at Jefferson Barracks, fourteen miles smith of St. Louis, on tho river hank, wns totally de stroyed by fire. A considerable quan tity of furniture und clothing was also consumed and 10,000 cartridges ex ploded. The soldiers also lost most of their personal effects. Tho total loss is about $00, 000. Taylor Must Hang. Division No. 2 of tho supremo court overruled tho motion for rehearing nnd to transfer to court in bauo tho case of tho Stato of Missouri vs. Georgo E. and William P. Taylor, sentenced to bo hanged at Carrollton on April 30, for tho murder of tho Meeks family. Wil liam Taylor must hang on that date unless Gov. Stono interferes or nn ap peal is taken to tho supremo court of tho United States. George Taylor, who broke jail, will ali-o be hanged if caught beforo that time. To Get Rid of Chinch Bugs. The contagious ditease of chinch hugs which has been disseminated freo of chargo by tho Missouri Agricultural College Experiment Station for tho past four years, seems to havo been quite successful in keeping these in sects in check. Moro than two thou sand farmers havo reported satisfactory results. Tho diseaso seems to tprcad rapidly, and when tho weather condi tions aro fatorablo it proves very fatal to tho bugs. Iteports from different sections of tho stato indic'ato that this pest will ho ory injurious to all crops this year " unless checked by cool weather, or unless concerted action in tho dissemination of this disease is taken by tho fanners. Tho station is now ready to begin freo distribution of tho infectious ma terial upon condition that those mak ing application for it send with their letters as many livo chinch bugs as possible. They may bo inclosed in any strong, tight box and pent through the mull. Facilities for distributing the infection have been improved so that If the farmers will keep the station supplied with bugs thero need bo no delay in receiving the infection imme diately upon receipt of their request. Applications for infection may be made to Prof. J. M, Stedmnn, entomo logist, or to Director II. J. Waters, Columbia, not forgetting to send live hugs. San Sose Scab. One of tho pests most destructive to fruit trees is known as the San Jose scab. Tho btato of California spends millions of dollars In seeking to rid this important industry from the plaguo that lias fastened upon its fruit trees. It lias been charged that the fruit trees of Missouri are infected ami this-report has injured tho business of our nurseries to an extent generally un appreciated. Wo havo threo of the largest nurseries in the United States, all doing a largo business outside of Missouri. It will ho gratifying to the public to learn that recent investiga tions conducted by tho state experimen tal station havo proven this charge to he without foundation. Prof. J, M. Stcdman, tho entomologist of tho stato agricultural department, has visited overy section of the stato and his re port bhows that the San Joso scab was found in only one locality and on six trees. Those had been shipped in from a Now Jersey nursery. Prof. Stedmnn Is confident that thero is absolutely no ground for the chargo that our Mis bourl nurseries havo this insect. These nurseries are co-operating with the ex periment station to prevent the intro duction of tho disease. Tho report also shows that many of tho eastern states aro threatened with this disease and these are spending largo sums of money to eradicato it It is also spreading to ward tho west and is now as far west as Indiana. In addition, Frof. Sted man ndvises all farmers and fruit growers to purchase Missouri stock nnd if they do buy outsido of the state to be certain that they get clean stock. MISSOURI NOTES. Tho Rev, Benjamin Stevens, who died at Hannibal recently, was born in 1801. Miss Lilllo May Sharp'aud Wm. M. English, city treasurer, wero married at Macoa "Ruth," a Boone county horse, won first prize in two different classes at the recent Boston horse show, A herd of eleven elk nro to bo sent from Ottawa, Illinois, to thb great gamo proservo in Taney connty. Mrs. Margaret A. Mnrler, of St Francois county, has been notified that Bhe will receive $2,200 of back pension money and $12 a month for tho death of her husband, which occurred dur ing the war. Captain D. P. Slattery, the well known elovator and general business man of St Louis, was drowned at King's lake, about sixty miles north of St Louis, on the Keokuk & North western railroad, whither ho had gone on a fishing excursion with a party of mends. The Richmond Register says that a draft has been received thero from. etato Auditor seiucrc tor $iuo to be paid to Samuel Tarwater, of Orrlck township. Mr Tarwater is a veteran of the Mormon war and receives a pen sion of $100 per year from the state un der an aot of the legislature passed in 1884, He is the only special pensioner of the state. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report DVo I Bakin bwder AtS&iL03'tTEI!V POKE IN AND OF MISSOURI. Foreign Insurance Tax. Stato Treasurer Stephens has received from Maj. W.uldill, superintendent of tho Insuraneo department, the schedule of taxes to be paid tho stato this month by foreign insuraneo coinpanle-i doing business in Missouri. Tho total amount of premiums received by tho foreign companies in Missouri for tho year ending Dor-ember 31, 1S9.", was $11 01S,3S1. 12,on which tho companies will pay into tho stato treasury tho sum of $234, 094. 50. This Is $19, 3(1.1. H7 greater than the amount of taxes l-cpoited last year. They Were Not Inuicted. During tho last session of tho John son county grand jury Rev. Neal Pug sley, pastor of tho Warrensburg M. K. Church, South, went before the grand jury and endeavored to havo indict ments brought against members of tho Ladies' High Fivo Club for gambling. Tho club is an organization of promin ent society women, and meets every Wednesday afternoon at the homo of ono of tho members to play high fivo for a prize offered by tho hostess. Mr. Pugsley was listened to with respectful attention, hut no indictments wero ro turned. Known in Springfield. Miss Katharine Durham, who married Lloyd Osborne, n stepson, of Robert Louis Stevenson, at Honolulu, April 19, is u daughter of Mr. and Mrs. II. K. Durham, of Springfield, Mo. Sho was .a graduate in the class of '80 at Drury. Since then sho has taught in New Mexico. Five years ago she went to California, and for threo and one-half years was in Wm. Doxey's book and publishing house. Sho entered Leland Stanford last fall to study zoology and literature. Theio sho met Mr. Osborne. Both lived on Russian Ilill.and wero introduced by a friend of Mrs. Stevenson. Miss Dur ham made a short visit home and sailed April 2 for Honolulu. They will stay in Honolulu one month, then go to Valium, Stevenson's country beat, to live. Knights of Honor. In St. Louis at the meeting of the Missouri Grand Lodge, Knights of Honor, it was decided to reduco tho semi-annual fees from 75 cents to (1(1 cents. It wrs the sense of tho meeting that women should ho admitted to membership in tho organization on terms of equality with men. The elec tion for grand officers resulted as fol lows : John I. Martin, dictator ; B. F. Lockliart, vice-dictator; J. R. Kelso, Mexico, Mo , assistant vice-dictator ; William F. Pfister, reporter ; B W. Brockmnn, treasurer -, William A.Gunn, chaplain ; H. A. Logan, Lathrop, guide ; Charles R. Field, Kansas City, guardian; G. M. Wilson, Farmington, sentinel. Trustees ,T. L. Hawkins, Jonathan Smith and D.tvld Thomas, representatives to Supremo Lodge William F. Pfister and Louis Beuecke, Brunswick ; alternates, R. F, Lockett aud D. S. Harriuiau. Knights Templar. At the annual session of tho Missouri Masonic Grand Comniandery in Spring. field, tho comniandery, by unanimous vote, subscribed $500 towards tho sup port of tho Stato Masonic Homo In St. Louis. New by laws of the comnian dery, wero adopted ; it is the custom to change them every ten years. It was decided to hold tho next annual meet ing in St. Louis in April. Tho fight against W, H. Mayo for ro-eloction as grand recorder, which has been much talked of, did not materialize and ho was elected without opposition. Following aro thegrand-commnndcry officers which wero elected for tho en suing year: Ora V. McMillan, Mary ville.G.C. ; John Gillis.Monett, deputy G.C.M ; Fred Bell, Fulton, G.G. ; Cap tain John Greenough, St. Louis, G, C. G, Rev, C. C. Woods, Neosho, G. P. ; Dr, Reuben Burney.Chillicothe, G. S. W. ; Horace G.Clarke, G.J W. , Carta! n F. J.Tygard, Butler, G. T, ;W.H, Mayo, St. Louis, grand recorder, re-elected for the eighth timo; John F, Eaton, Kansas City.G.S.B.E. ; F.Hartzell, St. Joseph, G.W.B. ; W.H.Hall,Sprignfield, G.W. ; John W, Owen, St. Louis, G. S. ; W. H. Mayo, correspondent ; Colonel A. M. Hough, G. D. M. Mayo's re-election was received with great applause. About Church-Folks. .Beginning with an old houso which had been used for forty years, tho Sec ond Baptist church colored), of Lex ington, now has a church costing over $3,000. Tho Cuba Telephone says the conference sent the Rev. A. L. Norfleet to Eldon, through a misunderstanding, instead of Cuba. Tho lato protracted meeting has resulted In 103 accessions to the Christian church of Rich Hill. Tho Rev. A. W. Taw, pastor of tho Second Baptist chnrch, Lebanon, hns received an elegant gold watch as a present from his former church In Galevston, Texas. The first chnrch organization in Marion county was an "Ironclad" or "old school" Salt River Baptist church, In 1821. Dr. J, .H Chambllsn, who has been preaching for the Bonne Femme Baptist church, will aesoc)at) himself with Dr. Ycaman in the Grand River College. Trenton people gave the Rev.J.H. Cox a publio reception during his attendance on tho M.E. conference and added to It an or der for a pair of fine shoes and Stetson :f ' hnt. It Is proposed to move tho M, E. Ciitiivh, South, in Mareoline. All Saints' Episcopal church, Nevada, has tendered a unanimous call to tho Rev. Joseph M. Mr-Bride, of Do Soto. Tho Rev. Father W. Norbei t, of St, Paul, n priest of the- I'aionist order, will join tho Rev. Father Culleu.thu local pastor, in conducting u mission service at St. Jiimi'S Catholic church. Liberty. The Versailles Baptist church lias been re novated and decorated. Elder W. A. Davis has resiKn,.,l ptorato of tho Warrensburg Christian church. Sedalia's Bond Approved. Gov. Stono had nndtr consideration for about a week the bond of Sedalia concerning tho state election for tho moval of the capital from Jefferson ity to Seilalia. Tho bond is slimed iv tho American Bond KornriH- r ast week Gov. Stono approved tho md. Gov. Stono declared In tho pres-enco mo representnthes of Sedalin .-ind some of tho people of Jefferson City, who had met in the oillco of the gover nor fur tho purpose of conferring with him in reference to Sedalia's bond. lint under the provisions of tlieresolu- on passed and under the law which dictated his course of action, which a w provided that any persons might :ucr into a bond in behalf nf Urobilin lat he could not do other th an ii n- provo the bond presented on behalf of Sedalia and indorsed by the American Surety Co . , of New York. The gover nor had given tho solvency of tho American Surety Co. serious considera tion and had secured evidence with re lation to it. He said that lie could not doubt tho solvency of tho company. Since the law made it incumbent upon him to accept ,i personal bond, he would approve it Tho proclamation approving tho bond Will be issued on or beforo May 1. The governor notified thecltiens of Sedalia and Jefferson City to call upon him nnd see the proclamation beforo its promulgation. Just before tho meeting in tho gover nor's office adjourned and while all of tho representatives of the rival cities wero present, the governor in asuggos tno manner declared that different fu'ends of his, men in whose judgment ho had great confidence, entertained various views with relation to the bond and with reference to its worth as surety. Ho said that he himself had decided views upon that point ; that if tho people of Sedalia should fail to build the buildings, to purchase the land and donate the land and buildings as provided in tho amendment to tho constitution of the state of Missouri he was of tho opinion that a judgment secured in the courts upon this bond would have only a nominal value. Ho doubted whether it would bo capablo of enforcement. "Wm 1 ,f,p. I mm 'S''f, 5m DOINGS OF YOUR NEIGHBORS. Colonel Darwin Marmaduke, of Mis souri, is believed to have struck it rich at Cripple Creek. Grandma Middleton, of Macon coun ty, has pieced this year the champion Missouri quilt. It contains 12,748 piece' It is said that the acreage of potatoes that will bo planted in Missouri this year will bo far in excess of any former crop. Tho board of directors of tho Stod dard county agricultural -and mechani cal society fied tho date of tho fifth annual fair for September 15 to 19. At tho municipal election in Jeffer son City last week the people voted on a proposition to issno $20,000 worth of bonds for btreet improvement, and it carried. Tho government is to pay $18,000 for tho rifle range for the soldiers at Jefferson B.uracks, The total area is 1,000 acres, at Arcndia, and much of it is made up of faruib that already have crops on them. ST. LOUIS MARKETS. HOGS. The hulk sold at $3.33 to $3.40 ngainst $3. 30 to $3. 40. Light hogs sold nt $3.03 to $i. 15, pigs and light lights at $2. 70 to S3. 40, medium weights sold nt $3.80 to $3.45. HORSES. Plain southern chunks nnd drivers sold at $25 to $L50, a better grade of drivers for southern shipments selling at $00 to $110 ; southern pairs sold at $85 to $135. Fair to extra chunks ranged fiom $50 to $100, drafters from $05 to $117.60 and draft teams at $1C0' to $100. Medium to good drivers sold largely ut $70 to $110 und roadsters" from $95 to $155. Driving teams sold at $140 to $325, aud export horses at $05 to $110. MULES. 14 hands, fair to extra, $23.00 to $45.00. UK hands, full range, $30.00 to $50.00. 15 hands, full range, $42. 50 to $0a 60 15 hands, full range, $00. 00 to $80. 00. 10 to 10 hands, full range, $03.00 to $110.00. Mil IN CHICGO. Cattle. Market firm and ' steady. Top native steers $4.00. Hogs. Mar ket closing strong. Top $3.75, bulk at $3.45 to $3,53. Sheep. Market strong i and active. Bnlk selling at fS. 00 to $3.50. l.X. .-.3 i .'.-a.