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STATE 1 REPUBLICAN Tr ...i.. ,. - ,. . VOLUME XXV. THE NATIONAL CAPITAL Ml si a: The House Wants t3 Quit. Tn the Houso Mr. Dlngloy, chairman o tho ways and means committor presented a resolution for tho final ad journment of congress on May 1& It was at onco adopted without division. Hawaiian Cable. Tho Senate committee on.forolgrrro lotions agreed to a copmromlso hill for n coblo to Hnwall and Japaa The hill authorizes tho postmaster ccneral to enter into contract on behalf of tho United States with any company which may lay tho cable to pay a subsidy not exceeding $100,000 per year. Tho bill had tho support of Senator Morgan and of all tho republican members of tho committee. Tho other dcmocrotio son mors, Messrs. Gray, Turplo, Daniel and Mills, opposed the lillL t ..J. T.. ft, f- t The Iloaso committee on pnblio inuas decided to report adversely Sena tor Cockroll'slilll'to obtain for Mis sourl tho balance of the lands dno to the ' stato under tho old University bchooi grant, over which thcro has been so much controversy, it being claimed by the committee that tho grant had already been fully complied with, and that there aro no additional lands duo to tho various states under it This decision is exactly opposite to tho one made, by the last congress, under which additional grant was made to the stato of Mississippi. Extending the Civil Service. Almost 80,000 government employes were brought with one sweep under the protection of the civil service by tho issuance of an order by President Cleveland making a general revision of civil sorvico rules. The ordor is tho most important since tho inauguration of the system more than a decade ago. It takos effect immediately. Its practical extent is tho classifica tion of all government omploycs bo low the rank of those subject to nomi nation by the president and confirms-tic- by tho senate and nbovo tho grades of laborers or workmen, with n fow exceptions. The order has long boen In conteinp-. lotion, and its promulgation this after noon is tho resnlt 'of an immense amount of correspondence and confer ence botween the president, the civil service commissioners and tho heads of tho various departments. Tho rules add 29,899 positions to the classified list, increasing tho nnmbot.of classified positions from 55,188 to 85,138. Tho number of classified placos which aro excepted from examination has been reduced from 2,099 to 775, being mainly positions as cashiers In the customs, postal and internal revenuo services. Indians employed in minor capacities in the Indian department wero necessarily put in tho excopted list Almost all of the positions in Wash ington which havo heretofore boen ex cepted have been included in the com petitive list Tho only classified posi tion in Washington which will be ex cepted from examination under tho new rnles will bo privato secretaries or confidential dorks (not exceod' two) to the president nnd to the head of each of tho eight executivo depart ments, No positions will hereafter be subject to non-competltivo examina tion, except- in the cases of Indians employed in a teaching capacity in tho Indian sorvico. The revision of tho rules divided the oxocutivo civil service into fivo bran ches: Tho departmental, custom house, postofflce, printing and intornal re venno services. In .the departmental services aro classified all officers and employes ex cept persons merely employed as labor ers or workmen, and persona who have been nominated for confirmation by the senate who are serving In or on detail from : The executive departments, commis lions and offices In the. District of Columbia, the railway mall service, Indian service, pension agencies, steam boat inspection service, marine hospi tal service, hthouso service, all mints and assay offices, revenuo cut ter services, force employed under cus todians of public buildings, several ubtreasurles .and engineer department at large, ' Employes outside of tho District of Colombia not employed in any of the capacities also are classified in the de partmental eorvlce as follows : Those serving in clerical capacity, watchman or messenger, physician, hospital steward or nurse, or whose duties aro of a medical nature, draughtsman, olvtl engineer, steam engineer, electrical engineer, compu ter or fireman ; superintendent of con struction, superintendent of repair, or for men in tho supervising architect's office and those in the service of the treasury department (n, any capacity, except In tho life saving service. In the custom house service are Classified all officers and .employes in any customs district whoso employes number as. many as five, except per sons merely employed aa laborers or workmen and persons who have been nominated for confirmation bv the WSvy'' ' lo the poatofflce service are classified V:.!.-.v'' I' .t J- " MJ MVV delivery poatofflce except persons merely employed as laborers or work, men, and persons who have been nomi nated for confirmation by the senate. In the Internal' revenue service are' ... n.,1 -it m i i , sr www w.uuwn auu vujjiiuyes W any internal .revenue -district except ffiasftst v peWPM employed as laborers or work )mMwMff al.Pewns who have been aboil- fM-kySssk Bated far confirmation bv the senate. ''H . i " vtvemenv explanatory or we oraer Mraea.Dy tne ciru service commission JEFFERSON CITY, COLE COUNjTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, MAY 14, 18DG. NUMBER 23. I f ' 4r service more completely subjoct (o morit principles and tako It out of pol Itips. Whoro so large a part of tho service was left to bo fillod by polltl cal influences, and when tho men an pointed possibly woro active working politicians the rest of tho forco tended to fall under political Influences. AROUND THE CAPITAL. Representative Hubbard's bill for n bridge at Boonvlllo has been favorably reported. A motion to reduco tho number of new battleships from four to two was rojoctcd by tho House. It is reported that tho cxpett acconn tant employed by tho secretary of slate has found a shortage of $127,000 in tho trust fnnds acount of P. J.KIeckhoefer, until recently tho disbursing officer of tho stato department For several days Senator Chandler has been getting signatures to a neti ieerSskffig that committee tolirge i an amendment placing a duty on wool to any revenue bill that may come up in the senate. Houso election committeo Ho. 1 con- sidered the contested enso of Truman H. Aldrich (republican-populist) against Uscar W. Underwood (demo crat) from tho Ninth Alabama dis trict It was apparent that four of the eight mombors present favored the sit' ting member (Underwood). By tho voto of 61 to 0 the Sonato in augnratcd an investigation to be con- dncted by tho Senate committeo on finance into tho facts and circum stances connected with tho salo of United States bonds by tho secretary of tne treasury during the last threo years. The six adevrse votes wero cast by aenators uallcrty of Louisiana, Faulk ner of West Virginia, Gray of Dela ware, Hill of New York, Mitchell of Wisconsin and Palmer of Illinois, all democrats. POLITICAL NEWS. Mrs. Mary E. Leaso thinks gold will win at both notional conventions. Ingersoll says that McKinley will bo nominaled, with 100 votes to spare. Governor Bushnell of Ohio soys that Senator Foraker will present McKin ley's namo to tho convention. Hoko. Smith spoko at Washincton. Go., on the financial Ibsuo. lie said that ho was not a candidate for any office in tho gift of the party. Piko county democrats havo held their convention, and hor delegates to tho state convention have been instruc ted for Hon. Dave Ball for governor. A conservative democratic senator figures up tho national democratlo situ ation as to delegates this way : Gold men, 883 ; silver, 845 j doubtful lbs. Tho democratlo stato committeo of Deleware decided to hold tho conven tion to elect dolegntes to the national convention at Chicago at Dover, on Jnno 18. The Indiana republican convention instructed its delegates for Maj. Mc Kinley with scarcely a show of opposi tion, and tho long-impending battle bo tween the McKinley and alleged Har rison forces failed to tako place, Tho platform embodying tho instructions was.adopted by a viva voce voto and without division carried, being re colved without a challenge. Gen. narrison did not mako his eagerly ex pected speech to tho delegates and did not. visit tho convention. Tho plat form declares for "sound monoy, " favors tho uso of both gold and silver at a parity, urges bimetallism on an international basis and condemns tho froo and unlimited coinage of silver nt a ratio of 10 to 1. IN IMPERIAL MISSOURI. Colonel E. C Drott of Brookfleld, will bo one of tho assistant sergeants- at-arms at tho St Louis conventioa A Marshall young woman found a ring in a strawberry patch the other day that she had lost there seven years ago. - Judge John R. Hull died very sud denly nt Huntsville. Ho was 05 and one of the best known men in tho Btate. A-man thcro has potatoes thirty days from planting which the Cartervlllo Journal man pronounces mighty good eating. Tho sentence of wife murderer Thomas Punshon, of St Joe, has been commuted' from hanging to 20 years' imprisonment The Merchants' nnd -Farmers' Bank of Marshfield will quit business. No reason is' assigned oxcept the, ill health! of the president, the Hoa B. W. Fyan. Watson Reed, who billed Newton Winn at Platte City, was sentenced to ninety-nine years in the penitentiary. Tho jury at first stood two for im prisonment and ten for hanging. Independence is entitled to a free poatofflce delivery system under the rulings and customs of the posteffico department The revenue for the post office last fiscal year was $11,400, znoro than $1,000 more than the limit re quired. Peerless Lodge No. 880, L O. 0. F., has been organized .at Kansas City. Grand Master H. aCarne, of Trenton, bad charge of the ceremonies, assisted by Grand Master J. P. Taylor, of Kan eas, Grand Lecturer T, P. Rtxey, of Mexico, Ma, and Past Grand Master Abercromblo, of St Joseph. There ore sixty-five members In the new lodge. The datum plane, or city directrix. to which the elevations of the system of Bench marks used in Kansas City and Wostport. are referred is 82.03 boi low an arrow head on tho south pier 'of the Hannibal & St 'Joseph bridge, which represents, the high water mark of 1ML This datum Js 809. 155" higher than the St Unit city directrix and 72183 higher than, the, sea level at MISSOURI PROHIBITIONISTS. Tho Missouri prohibition party in session in Sedalia refused to incorpo rate in its platform a plank favoring tho froo coinage of silver nt a ratio of 10 to 1, and tabled a resolution which recommended that tho national conven tion chango tho namo of tho prohibition party to national party. Tho election of a new itato commit tee being tho first order of bnslnoss, tho various districts reported as fol lows: First A. G. Brown, of Marion county. Second Yf. B. Crouch, of Carroll. Third J. O. Hughes, of Ray.. Fonrth-p. Ward King, of Holt Fifth J. H. Pago, of Jnckson. Sixth-H. P. Paris, of Henry. Seventh O. E. Botts, of Howard. Eighth John G. Bauer, of Osago. NlnUiMV.-H. Mo8orSlonfeon!er Tenth-D. a Webster, of St Louis county. Eloventh H. B. McCorklo, of St Louis. Twelfth a E. Stokes, of St Louis. Thirteenth J. R. Vanderbllt of Tanoy. Fourteenth a O. Wlnobraker, of Howell. Fifteenth J, M. Ritchoy, of New ton. The St Louis National was made tho organ of the party in Missouri, nnd tho Irrepressiblo Conflict of Marshall was indorsed, nnd its editor, Dr. W. a Holland, commended. Tho following platform was adopted : The prohibition nartv of Missonri. assembled in stato convention, ac knowledging Almighty God as tho source of all truo government and His law as the standard to which human enactments must conform In order to seenro the blessing of peaco and pros perity, nnd reaffirming our alleginnco to tho national party, presents tho fol lowing declaration of principles: The liquor question is a foo to civil ization and tho arch enemy of popular ?;overnment It is the citadel of tho orces which corrunt politics, nromoto poverty and crime, degrade the nation's homo life, thwart the will of tho people and deliver our nation Into tho hands of ranacious clasi interests. All revenuo laws that, under the guise of regulation, legalize and protect this traffic or mako tho government share in tho ill-gotten gains aro " vicions In princinlo und powerless as a remedy." We dcclaro anew our demand for the entire suppression of tho manufacture, sale, importation, exportation and transportation of aleohollc linnora. except that tho national government may manufacture and sell tho sarao under strictest surveillnnco for med ical, mechanical and scientific purposes alone. Wo bellevo that ours should bo a government of tho peonle. bv tho people and or tho people, and that women nro pcopio. ine money or the country, wneincr or num. tm. ... paper, should be Issued by the general government only, and in sufficient quantities to meet uio uemanas or ous incss, and no individual or corporation should be allowed to make any profit thronch its issue, nnd all money should be n legal tender for the payment of all debts, public or privnto. Tho national constitution should bo so nmended as to allow n reasonable portion of tho national revenues to be raised uy an ineomo tax. itauroau, tcleeranh and other tmlilic corporations should be controlled by the government in the interest of tho tK-ople, and no higher charges allowed than necessary to give rulr interest on tne capital actually invested. Wo (stand unequivocally for tho American government public school, taught in tho English language, and are opposed to any appropriations of public money for sectarian purposes. Our immicration laws should be so rovlsed and executed as. to exclude tho criminal and nanncr classes, and tho time required for naturalization should no extended. jon-resiuent auens shonld not bo allowed to acquire land in our country. Wo pledgo that inoprommtion party, when elected to power, will ever irrnnt just pensions to disabled veterans of tho Union army and navy, their widows and orphans. The nomination of a state ticket was tho next order of business. For gov ernor, Mr. ,Bliss, of Wayno county, nominated H. P. Faris, of Clinton. Judge Hartwell, of Butler, sec onded tho nomination, and Mr. Faris was nominated by acclamation. The applause was deafening, and became even moro so as Mr. Faris was led to tho front by Chairman Sobiecki. "Thero may be times when Faris can talk," said the nominee, when pressed for a speech, "but this is not one of them." Ho then thanked the convention for the honor conferred, and promised to discharge tho responsibilities of bis position to the best of his ability. Chirman Sobleskl nominated Capt M. Rltchey, of Newton county, for lieutenant governor. Mrs. Lucy Wiser named Mrs. Clara Hoffman, of Kansas City, for the honor. State Chairman Stokes stated that .Mrs, Hoffman had positively refused to permit tho use of her name. Judge Hartwell was opposed to the nomination of a woman on the state ticket until they have tho right of suffrage. CoL Sobleskl thought Mrs. Hoffman would mako an excellent can didate for president On motion, Capt Rltchey was nominated by acclama tion. Other state nominations were: E. E. McClellan, of Sedalia, secretary of state; J. O. Rolfe, of St Louis, audi tor ; Rev, L T. Hull, of Greene county, treasurer; J. C. Hughos, of Ray county, attorney general j Lewis Adams, of McDonald county, judgo of tho snpeme corurt ; W. E. Sullivan, of St Joseph, railroad commissioner. Nearly every nomination was made by acclamation.- The following electoral ticket was nominated : At large Dr. J. H. Sonthworth, of Glasgow,- Ma, and Rev. J, H. Garri son, of St Louis. First District R. a Marshall. Second District Martin V. Tanner. Third District Not represented. Fourth District R. O, VanderhofiV Fifth Djstrlct-t. a'Woodward. Sixth Distric-J. M. Vaughn, jffis r oevesui uutrict-tir. u, w. ui Mo Eighth District J. S. Phifor. Ninth District Cortes Stewart Tenth District O. E. Pnyno. Eleventh District Georgo D. Cnllocb. Twelfth Dlstrict-E. H Keller. Thirteenth District A. A. Ward. Fourteenth District D. B. Tnrnbolt1 Fourteenth District L. P. Evans. A campaign fund was solicited, and several hundred dollars wero suh-( scribed. H. P. Faris headed tho llstil with $100 for Mrs. Faris, and Capt .T. M. Ritchoy, of Newton county, subi" scribed alike nmonnt Tho remaining subscriptions ranged from $S0 down, fi ALL KINDS OF NEWS. Oratorical Contest. E ,i Tli.T'iLit.-,. r.h UttlAn Will UftlTM f iDAHMfllul 1 MM f blAATXl I NAVMUl IllltMnt.llF. I W. HIUIUC'I Harold p. Hughes of Wisconsin was awarded first honors nnd a $50 check in tho interstate oratorical contest n Wflrrnnshnrcr TJnrmnl ,.(3Kl.uAT- Bradford of Kansas camo In for secondV place and received n $30 check. Illi nois third, Iowa fourth nnd Missouri last Tho orators and thoir subjects were ns follows : Oration, "Right tho Progressive Principlo of Civilization," Frank Ransdell, Missouri Normal. Oration, "Tho Orator in History," I. J. Bradford, Kansas Normal. Oration, "Tho New South," Robt J. Wells, Illinois Normal. Oration, "Benedict Arnold," a T. Walker, Iowa Normal. Oration, "Abraham Lincoln," Har old D. Hughes, Wisconsin Normal. As each orator appeared on tho plat form ho was greeted with cheers from his delegation nnd n wnvlnr of hand kerchiefs and canes. As nt all collego contests, tho crowd wns wildly enthu siastic, nnd tho friends of each orator lent their enthusiasm to Inspire him to victory. Tho judges were : Thought nnd com. position Rev. B. A. Hinsdalo. Ann Arbor, Mich. ; Ella 1. Sabin, Fox Lake, Wis. ; Prof. Isaac Loos Iowa City, Iowa ; Prof. C. B. Gilbert, St Paul, Minn, j Prof. J. U. Freeman, Aurora, Illinois. Delivery Prof. II. C. Fellows, Topeka, Kansas ; Prof. F. D. Thorp, Kansas City, Mo., Dr. Joseph Roliblns, Quincy, Illinois. On May 2, 1895, tho intercollegiate oratorical contesi was held at Gales burg, Illinois, Iown, Colorado, Ne braska, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio nnd Kansas participated. Alter tho contest, state normal schools wero ruled out of nil future meetings, becanso their course of study did not come up to requirements. The normals objected to being dropped in UUCU DUltllliai uidllm-i, auu ingly mado preparations to form nn nssociation of their own. On October 11a meeting of delegates from normals of different states wnt held nt St Joseph. A constitution nnd by-laws wero adopted, and officers elected as follows : President Chas. Johnson, Cedar Falls, Iown ; vice- president H.E. Osborne, Warrcnsburg, Ma ; secretary-treasurer, F. a Bogar dus, Normal, Illinois. Tho first meet ing place was Warrcnsburg, May 8, 18U0. Each stato is entitled to ono orator in the interstate contest so that if the stato oratorical association of nny state is composed of moro than one school, such nssociation Jmnst hold n contest between tho various schools comprising it nnd send tho succesful contestant to the interstate meeting. Gold Mining In Alaska. United States Marshal L. L. Wil liams, of Sitkn, Alaska, in speaking about tho Alaskan mining excitement said : 'I think it no exaggeration to say that fully 2,500 miners havo flocked into Alatkn this season. This influx of people has materially increased tho whlto population. I beliovo the latter has doubled during the past two years. Favorablo reports aro being mado about tho gold country aronnd Cook's Inlet, nnd somo largo finds of tho precious metnl aro rumored. The Yukon country maintains its high reputation for yields of gold in its placer mines. Last season fully $!, 200,000 in gold dust and nuggets wero taken out There is every prospect of much larger returns for this season As many as 500 miners wintered in the Yukon district the past winter. They tunneled under the frozen surface of the ground and brought out tons of rich graveh They are now engaged in washing it out. " VARIOUS NEWS ITEMS. Civil Service Again Extended. V Tho president has issued nn rirdcr extendlm? thn rtvll nnrvlen rillex fn tlm Interstate commerce commission. This brings all offices in the cnimnNsion iiK and outsido of Washington within tlie classified service, except thu chief executivo ones, requiring presidential nomination and confirmation by tho .Senate. The order, which lakes effect hnmedilitcly, makes n total of about 200 governmental positions now l(nclnd'e,d in tho civil sen lea Nevada Republicans. . Tiro Ncvndn republican state conven tion rfdontod resolutions containing a UMlafarton for free and unlimited jipiriageTof silver nt 10 to 1 i nn express- in,iavoring mo election of JSevadans. Twi inako their homes in this stato Vut5flsl6f United State: cnnjrcs'.minji fl senators. A resolution was embodied, opposing the funding bill. Tho national delegates wero pledged only to uso all honorablo means to nominate an advocate of silver nt tho St Louis convention. Bain Not a Candidate. CoL Georgo W. Bain, tho famous temperanco orator, who is being boomed "for the prohibition nomination for president by Miss Frances E. Wil lard and other leaders, in an interview says positively ho will not be a candi date. He wants no political office. and would not accept if nominated. Bromugh a Candidate. W. C. Bronaugh, of Clinton, has announced that ho would be a candi date for railroad and warehouso commissioner before tho democratlo convention at Jefferson City. MISSOURI AND M1SSOURIANS. A new bank Is to bo opened in Mary? ville in September, Tronton business men have agreed to close their stores at 0 p. m. The business men of Lamar have organized a commercial club. Sllgo, in Crawford connty, is fairly overwhelmed by an epidemic of measles. George Longman, for fifteen years editor of Colman's Rural World. St .Louis, died Sunday morning' from lysis of the brain. Ho was one of known men in the state among ana tom men. .' . m r.J- .V:". IT1 Senator Vest's Warning. "But I servo notice now, that If tho convention nt Chicago is to bn mado up of federal ofllco holders, brought thero to overawo nnd override tho wishes of thn honest majority of tho democratic party throughout tho United States, It will bo no democratic convention with me. I will abide tho will of the majority of my party, hon estly assembled, honestly expressed. I mako no threat, hut I.want no mis understanding. " Theso words froin Senator Vest in tho Senate chamber, coming as they did nfter n bitter excoriation of tho methods employed by the administra tion leaders to carry tho Michigan state convention, caused no little i-enatlon. Senator Vest was led to address tho Senate by critical remarks mado by Senator Palmer, of Illinois, on tho efforts of tho Missouri freo silver leaders to create silver sentiment in Xlissonri by what Sent nor Palmer termed n "snap" convention. Tho convention to which Senator Palmer referred was thoPertlo Springs gather ing. He charged that It was uncalled for nnd was held ifcrely for tho purposo of foisting tho freo silver cause upon tho peoplo of Missouri. Senator Palmer's reference to Missouri politics was mado during his address on tho bond resolution. His chargo was at oneo challenged by Senator Vest Sny Island Appropriation Cut Out. protection from erosion of tho cast bank of tho Mississippi river along and in frotit of the Sny Island levee, in tho counties of Adams, Tiko nnd Calhoun, in tho ttate of Illinois, was stricken out of tho rivers and harbors bill by tho Senate. The amendment suggested by Senator Vest in commit. tee, which provided that thero bo appropriated such amounts ns may bo necessary in the opinion of tho secre tary of war for the improvement and maintenance of tho channel of tho tner, was changed so as to provido alo for proper e.iro being taken of tho existing knee. In this shapo tho amendment was adopted. This was tho item in tho rivers nnd harbors bill in which Congressman Clark, of Missouri, was especially interested. He was in tho Senate dur ing the discussion and prevailed upon Senator Palmer to mako n fight for the retention of tho item ns it appeared in tho House bill. Tho best Senator Palmer could do, however, 'was to obtain tho concession that the hanks thonld bo protected, lint tho amount to io expended for that purposo should bo left entirely to tho discretion of tho Mississippi river commission. Congressman Clark was much disap pointed at losing tho $30,000 nppropria' tion, and says he will endeavor to havo it put back when tho bill goes into conference. Federal Appropriations. Tho Senate committeo on appropria tions lias concluded its con' nil ration of tho bill making appropriations for tho District of Columbia. Tho most important chango made in tho bill was that restoring tho old system of mak ing appropriations for tho charities of the district and striking out the lump appropriation ns mado by tho Hones. The action of the Senate committeo is in accords with that first taken by the House committeo on appropriations, which caused tho bill after it was about completed in tho Houso to be recommitted. When it was again reported, it was with n provision plac ing all tho appropriations for charity of the district in the hands of tho com missioners, in which form it passed. Tho action of tho Houso was based upon the theory that tho charitable institutions were sectarian in charac ter, Tho bill as agreed upon will recommend that the Bamo appropria tion be made for tho various institu tions that were made last year. The committee made a proviso that "no part of the money appropriated for charities shall bo paid for the pur poses of maintaining or aiding by payment for services or expenses, or otherwise, any church or religious denomination." Tho committeo also recommends tho appointment of n joint select committee, composed of threo representatives, to investigate tho district charity institutions, especially with referenco to the diversion, if any, of mcney appropriations for them, to the support of churches and religions denominations. The bill as reported to the committee carries an aggregate appropriation of $0,001,898, a net increase over tho total appropriation as the bill passed the House of $1,612, 03a IN AND OF MISSOURI. What the Churches are Doing. A now Baptist church Is to bo dedi cated this month nt Good Springs, Webster county. Tho Rev. J. L Gny, Df Be.vler, is said by Bishop Tnttlo to bo tho oldest acting Episcopal clergy man in tho world. An altar nnd rcre dos was consecrated as u tribute to tho memory of th Rev. William Johnson in tho Episcopal church nt Lebanon. Archdeacon Webber has been conduct ing a scries of special services nt St Phillip's church, Joplia Elder A. Webster has concluded a meeting with forty-four additions nt Forest Grove, Barton county. Tho Rev. William Jones, recently from Wales, has been ordained n mlnlfcter of the gospel, nnd employed as pastor of tho Welsh Con gregational church, south of tho river in Livingston county. Tho Presbyter- iajMjhurch Holden hascallcdthe j. i. uuunson oi vanuerouc, va. Bishop Tuttlo recently confirmed a class of fourteen nt Christ church. Rolla. Tho Cumberland Presbytcrlau church at Golden City will bo enlar ged to seat GOO. .The building for the Biblo school at Columbia will not be built this year. Tho Rev. R. N. Stone, pastor of tho M. E. church at Jericho Springs, has gone to Nash ville, Tenn., whero ho goes to com plete his courso in theology. Tho ser vices conducted by tho Rev. Father Norhert of St Paul nt tho Catholic church at Liberty last week wero oi very great interest nnd prdfitablo to those who attended. Tho church was crowded at every servica Some School News. Jefferson City high school has been placed on Washington and Leo Uni versity's list of articulated schools. Tho Moberly high school will graduate a class of eight on May 22. Tho Mis souri Military Academy, at Mexico, graduates this year a class of Beven from Missouri, Florida and Pennsyl vania. Prof. Hains, in teaching eight months of tho Garnott school, three miles northwest of Slater, rodo 1,000 miles. Tho commencement exercises of the Jamesport public schools packed Orcutt 8 opera house. Tho Maitland high school turned out a great class of fourteen. J. W. Wilkinson has just sold his interest in tho University Academy to M. R. Conley, of Colum bia. Mr. Wilkinson has given up his position in tho Academy with tho view bf nccepting the presidency of Little Rock University of Littlo Rock, Ark. Louisiana pays her superintendent $1, BOO a year, while tho averago for tho twelve cities namely, Clinton, Jeffer son City, Mexico, Marshall, Maryville, ferlNeyadajtich Hill, Trenton, iana is $l,287.fi0, and some pay as high as Si, 400. On Monday night of last week tho Westminster Collego alumni nssociation of St Louis, celebrated their organization into a compact body with a banquet at tho Mercantile club In that city. Prof. D. T. Gentry has lieen ro-elected superintendent of the Boonvillo publio schools. Prof. jCuu hingham, late principal at Gallatin, is to enter tho law department of the State University. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report Baking rOWy IN AND OF MISSOURI. strnction which will mm Include green iiousu Heating. . i, , i. -ii. T'"' proposition lias met with tho J. B. Tones Chosen Pres dent. , i." , ,, , J J unanimous and cordial support of the Tho Board of Managers of tho Or- leading agriculturist of tho statu to phan School of tho Christian church of whom Dean H. ,1. Waters has sub mitted It, ineludin,' the officers of tho MISSOURI NOTES. Omaha and Kansas City aro to be connected by telephone, Tho public water at Mexico is to be cleared with filters and alum. Somebody says that Clinton has 'three candidates for governor. Stone walks aro to bo built round about tho courthouso nt Carthage. Mayor Preston of Walker has 800 lit tle chickens, with twenty-soven heuf setting. Acres upon acres of Webster county soil are being planted in strawberries this spring. Two men at tho point of n revolver robbed tho nirent of tha "K" linn nt blarksvillo of $5.40 Sample Orr, once a candidate for the governorship of Missouri against .Claiborne F. Jackson, died recently in Idaho, aged 78. Judge W. P. Tuttlo, who was for years ono of Boone county's prominent citizens, has becomo a permanent resident of St Louis. For the first time in the history of tho University, tho candidates for Uiplomas will appear on commence ment day in cap and gown. Miss Cora May Carroll of Independ ence is n member of tho State Univer sity law class and will be the first woman to graduate from the law school Judge Elijah H.Norton Is very ill at his home in Platte City. Ho is over 80 years of ago, nnd has been in good health for many years up to tho time of his present illness. Prof. J. Estill Harvey, a prominent educator, and Miss Opal Hulett of Armstrong, wero married. The bride graduated this year from the school of which Prof, narvey was principal The United States civil service com mission has ordered that an examina tion be hold by its local board in Jef ferson City on Saturday, June 6, 1896, commencing at 9 o'clock a. m., for the grades of clerks and carriers In tho city postal service. The Missouri state penitentiary is going to have a new cell house. Tho cell building will be 200x80 and will be, when completed, six tiers of cells in height and equipped with all modern appliances and conveniences and with the latest sanitary devices. President Jesse of the State Univer sity has Issued a bulletin in which he states he would he glad if the valedio torians of the classes this year would avoid the usual farewells to tha faculty, the president of the Univer sity, to fellow students and the cltUens of Colombia. Missouri, at Fulton, has elected Elder J. B. Jones, of Lexington, Kentucky, president of tho school in place of Elder Frank W. Allen, resigned. Mr. Jones is one of tho nblcst educators and foremost preachers of his church in Kentucky, no was pastor of tho Christian church of Columbia ten years ago. He will tako chargo of tho school September 1. Chinch Bugs In Missouri. Reports from different sections of tho stato show that chinch bugs survived tho winter nnd aro now seriously threatening tho grain crops unless thero bo hard rains to kill them off. Pursuing tho plans adopted last sum mer, which met with such success, tho experiment station is sending out in fected bugs to all who apply for them, freo of chargo. Theso nro turned loose among the healthy bugs who take the disease nnd are killed in this manner. Theso bugs aro especially active in southern Missouri. Protecting Fruit Buds in Winter. J. C. Whitten, professor of horti culture in tho Missouri State Univer sity, has tried with success experi ments in protecting fruit buds through the winter. This is done at a cost of about threo cents and was tried particularly on peach and plum trees. On Wednesday somo fifty or sixty species of fruits and ornamental trees from China, Japan and natives, wero set out for tho purpose of seeing which could bo grown in this section. Tho fig trees which fruited last year havo come through tho winter ull right and show that they can bo wintered out of doors in this section. Missouri Fair Dates. Marcclino '. July 1-4 Belton"" July 21-25 Liberty Aug. 1-5 Holden-"- Aug. 11-14 Rich Hill Aug, 18-21 Belton... Aug. 18-22 Mexico Aug. 25-29 Carthago Aug. 25-29 Hamilton Aug. 25-28 Rockport Aug. 25-28 Springfield Aug. 31-Sept. 5 La Plata Sept 1-4 Lamar. ... Sept. 8-11 Marcellno ....Sept 8-11 Milan Sept. 9-12 Carrollton Sept. 15-18 Lawson Sept. 22-25 Chilllcotho Sept. 29-Oct 2 Railway Postal Clerks. Tho fifth annual convention of the Seventh division Association of Rail way Postal Clerks, in session at Kan sas City, elected tho following officers and delegates : President, W. L. Tilton, St. Louis; vice-president, W. W. Thrasher, Kan sas Ci.ty ; secretary, B. E. Buren, Sedalia; treasurer, L. C. Tilson, St. Joseph ; division organizer, II. W. Bridges, St. Louis. Delegates to tho national convention at Toledo in Juno : W. C. Hughes, Sedalia : P. F. Tarwater, St Joseph ; J. Graves, St Louis ; B. W. Leather cock, Wichita, and W. W. Thrasher, Kansas City. Executivo committee : A. G. Stub blefield, St. Louis s J. D. Wilters, Kan sas City ; W. O. Hughes, Sedalia ; M. C. Gillett Fort Scott ; A. L. Sayers, St Joseph ; H. E Pearson, Denver, and R. A. Scwharz, Wichita. To Tax AU Property. Tho St Louis house of delegates adopted, without debate, n resolution declaring in favor of taxing all prop erty of every kind alike. Tho preamble recites that tho stato constitution exempts certain kinds of property from taxation, that owners of privato property tako advantago of the exomption, that public institutions in the city are in sore need of in creased funds, and that tho taxation of all property alike would greatly in crease the city's revenua Then fol lows this resolution . "Resolved, By the municipal assem bly of the city of St Louis that the next general assembly be, and it is hereby requested to submit to tho qual ified voters of tho stato, at the next succeeding general election, a constitu tional amendment as follows, viz. : That all private property in the stato of Missouri, without regard to the pur pose for which itisnscd.shall be taxed equally, according to valua" New Horticultural Course. Commencing with January 8, 1897, a three months' courso will be inaugu rated in the University, It Is essentially a training school In horticulture where the best modern practices In nursery work, orcharding, market and land scape gardening and forestry will be taught by specialists in these various lines. Also as thorough training as the limited time will permit in ento mology, 'so that the students may be able to recognize tho common insect enemies and know how to combat them. They will also be taken through a short course In systematlo botany, agricultural chemistry, ele mentary account keeping, carpentry, bUcksmithlng and green house con state horticultural mclcty and tho lead ing agricultural editors of the state. Mr. J. C. Whitten, professor of hor ticulture, is purchasing apparatus necessary for this course . This courso is different from any over offered In this country or possibly In Europe. It will bo freo to every one, only a $5.00 incidental feo being charged. DOINGS OF OUR NEIGHBORS. A well-digger on a lucky man's pro perty in Webb City struck a jack de posit nt a depth of fifteen feet Professor Tate, recently connected with Hardin College, Mexico, has been unanimously chosen to tho presidency of Baird Collego nt Clinton. St. Louisans claim that thoir city has had a yearly increase of population of 25,000 since 1S80, making over a00, 000 Increase in sixteen years. Trenton's midsummer normal school will begin its sessions in Avalon Col lego building Juno 9, nnd will con tinue for a period of eight weeks. Tho selection of a young woman to net as sponsor for Missouri at tho con federate reunion at Richmond, Va., has fallen to tho lot of General Jo Shelby. A Nevada man, who has just re turned from a trip through Wright, Howell, D.ulo nnd Webster counties, says tho fruit prospects in that part of tho stato aro beyond question tho best ever known. Judge Phillips sentenced n man to ono year nnd one day in prison for sending nn obscene letter through the mails. Tho odd day was tho penalty for putting the stamp on tho left hand corner of tho envelope. Plans havo recently been adopted for tho new stato college of tho colored churches of tho Christian denomina tion, which is to bo established at Salisbury. Tho main building, 70x90, consisting of two brick stories nnd a basement, is to be erected at once. at Columbia'ia'now ready' to begin the work of killing chinch bugs Address Prof. J. M. Stedinan, entomologist, or Director H..T. Waters, Columbia, Mo., not forgetting to send live bugs, pro paying postage' or express on same. Judgo John M. Davis, who died in Brunswick a few days ago, was ono of Chariton county's oldest nnd best known citizens, having resided thero seventy years. Ho was nearly 88 years old. Judgo Davis taught tho first school in Brunswick. Ho was elected county assessor in 1810, and afterward held tho positions of ciicuit clerk, sheriff", and judgo of the county court This is tho program for tho com mencement exercises at tho Stato Uni versity: Saturday night, May 30, Stephens medal contest ; Sunday, May 31, 11 o'clock a. in., tho baccalaureate sermon will be preached by Rev. J. H. George, of St Louis, Congregational ist; Monday, June 1, 10 a in., senior law class day ; Hon. Champ Clark will deliver tho address j Monday, Juno 1, 8 p. m., annual address before the Uni versity, by President W. R. Hnrper.of the University of Chicago; Tuesday, Juno 2, 8 p. m., alumni address, by Hon. T. B. Catron, of New Mexico, delegato in congress ; Wednesday, Juno 3, annual commencement exercises Governor Stono will deliver the diplomas. ST. LOUIS MARKETS. CATTLE. Tho arrivals in tho native division were moderate. Taken as a wholo the supply was fair, and some of the steers wero desirable. The market wsb good, and all wero (old but the steers sold easier to 5 cents lower. Tho stocker trade was limited because tho offer ings were few. The cows and heifers wero not up to tho high notch, but the difference did not amount to a general decline. Tho milk stock sold firm. noaa The opening was on a better basis and the good end of all the hogs sold about 5 cents higher making a strong top at $3. 60, The inferior hogs as a rule did not obtain the advance al though the low end was firm. The pigs and light lights sold at $3.00 to $3.60, light averages at $3.80 to $3.60. Medium weights reached $3.45 and it was hard to. find strictly heavy hogs on the market Heavy roughs sold at $2.75 to $3.00 and very few strong medium weights Bold above $3.40. The bulk sold at $3. 40 to $3. 45 against $3. 85 to $3.40. IN CHICAGO, Market 10 cents lower, top native steers $4.65. Hog receipts 29,000 head. Market closing 5 to 10 cents lower top $3.70, bulk at $3.40 to $8. 60. Sheep market 10 cents lower.' Bulk sold at $3.25 to $3. 00, ,- IN KANSAS CITY. Market steady to 10 cents lower. Top native steers '$4. 15. Hog market steady to 5 cents lower. Top $3.40. Sheep market steady to 10 cents lower, .Ji.&.C,i -i i vu.