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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
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
f '
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.
Representative Hubbard's bill for n
bridge at Boonvlllo has been favorably
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
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.
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
A-man thcro has potatoes thirty days
from planting which the Cartervlllo
Journal man pronounces mighty good
Tho sentence of wife murderer
Thomas Punshon, of St Joe, has been
commuted' from hanging to 20 years'
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
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
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
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
First A. G. Brown, of Marion
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
Eloventh H. B. McCorklo, of St
Twelfth a E. Stokes, of St Louis.
Thirteenth J. R. Vanderbllt of
Fourteenth a O. Wlnobraker, of
Fifteenth J, M. Ritchoy, of New
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
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
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
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
Eighth District J. S. Phifor.
Ninth District Cortes Stewart
Tenth District O. E. Pnyno.
Eleventh District Georgo D.
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
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
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,
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. "
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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, ,-
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,
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