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Wonders pi Science.
To demonstrate tho promptness of
modern tolegraphio eorvlco, a messago
written by Dr. Depow and addressed
to Mr, Edward D. Adams; president
of tho Cataract General Electric Com
puny, was transmitted , over the line
and connections of tho Postal Tele
graph Cablo Company from Now York,
via Chicago, Los Angolos, Sa'i Fran
cisco, Vancouver, Winnipeg ai d Can
so, to London, and back, via Boston to
Now York.
Colonol Albort B. Chandler, presi
dent and general' manager of tho Pos
tal Telegraph Company) acted as tho
sending operator In tho north balco
ny! and started tho messago on Its long
Journey nt 8 34 o! clock. Mr. Thomas
A. Edison, who in his yonnger days
was also a telegraph operator, received
tbn, message ln.tha..B.outb balcony when
It came back, handing a copy in his
own bountiful hand writing, to Mr.
Adams, at 8 M o'clock.
Tho time occupied in telegraphing
tho me8sagd"ovor 16,000 inilea of a part
of tho Postal Company's overland and
cablo system was exactly four minutes.
That portion of tho circuit- between
New York and Buffalo was energized
' with electricity generated by tho Niag
ara Falls at the plant of tho Cataract
Uoneral Electric Company,
Mr. Depew's message and Mr. Ad
ams,' reply were as follows :
New York, May 10, 1800. Edward
D. Adams s New York, via San Fran
cisco. Vancouver, Montreal, Canso,
London, Lisbon, Bombay and Tokio
"God created, nature treasures and
science nttlizes electrical power for
the grandeur of nations and the peace
of tho world.
(Signed) "ChanncoyM. Depow "
Chauncoy M. Depow : New York,
via Tokio, Bombay, Lisbon, London,
Canso, Montreal, Vancouver and San
Francisco "Mighty Niagara, natnro's
wonder, serving man, through tho,
world's electric circuit, proclaims ty
all peoples science triumphant and the
benovolont Creator.
(Signed) "Edward D. Adams."
When the messago roached London, a
cory was handed to tho Eastern Tele
graph Company and was forwarded by
it over various "lines, and cables via
Lisbon, Gibraltar! Malta, Alexandria,
Suez, Aden, Bomay, Madras, Singa
pore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Naa
Bak, Tokio, Japan, returning thonco
via London, and reaching the Exposi
tion Hall at 0 -21 o'clock.
Tho Western Union Company and
connections also' transmitted a copy of
tho mcssageifrom New York, through
Mexico, down tho west coast aud up
theeastcoast of South America, thonco
to Spain and back to New York, tho
timo occupied being 21 inlnntes.
' Tho arrangements for Mr. Depew's
oration and thn demonstrations of
what is poasiblo in long distance elec
trical transmission were conceived and
carried out by Mr. F. W. Hawley,
vice-president and general manager of
tho Cataract Genoral Electric Compa
ny, which company furnished the cur
rent for tho initial circuit.
Those demonstrations of tho annihi
lation of timo and epaco by means of
modern telegraph facilities aro tho
most extensive that have over been un
dertaken. Tho invention of instru
ments and the construction of tho vast
system of telegraph linos and cables
which make theso remarkablo feats
posslblo havo all been tho work of
scarcely moro than 00 years, and a
largo portion of it of tho last dozen
No better illustration of the world's
progress during tho latter half of tbo
nineteenth century, could possibly
have been.devisod. Tho very men who
handled the messages in tho hall are
older than tho science of which they
aro the masters, and there were many
prosent who romerabcr the occasion of
tho sending of Moreo's world-famous
first mossage, "What hath God
wrought?' '
Tbo instruments used were of tho
latest postal telegraph pattern with
aluminum levers. They aro band
somely mounted on an ebony base, aud
will bo presented to tho Smithsonian In
stitution in Washington, together with
attested records as to the time occn
pied In tiansmltting the messages and
copies ofovory newspaper In the world
in which we occasion may ue noticeu.
Theso wIJJ bo carefully presorvod by
tho Smithsonian Institution aa evl
denco to future generations of tho ad
vanced state of electrical science in
this year of 1601
Wyoming republicans declared for
free silver and McKinley,
Coal for the Hannibal Gas Company
la brought out of tho Ohio rivor on
Judge James Doniphan, who died re
cently at Maryville, Kansas,- was once
a well known citizen of-northeast Mis-.
sourl, and entered the confederate Ber
vice from that region in 16St
Mrs. America Louisa Joslin, of South
Greenfield, Missouri, was admitted to
tho Dade county, Missouri, bar recent'
ly, .after passing a, highly croditablo
examination. Bho is Oryears old.
Clara Keller, of 'near' Bordentown,
N, J., was burned to death by' her
elf thing taking file from a stove while
McKlnlcy.MIUer's Second Choice.
In an open lofor, Ex-Senator Warner
Miller, to Now York, doled being a
vlce-prcsidentlal aspirant, declared
that ho had not seen Marie Hnnna, Mc
Kinley 's manager, since last June and
Bald that he would support Morton as
instructed, hut would not join an an-tl-McKlntey
combine. Ho also declar
ed that he would support McKinley as
second cnoico ana acciareii nis Doner
that ho would stand upon a gold stand
ard platform.
Idaho Republicans.
The Idaho republican platform bo
gins !
Whorens, tho republican convention
of 1888 declared in favor of gold and
Oliver as standard money of tho United
States and condemned the action of tbo
dcmocrutlo party for its efforts in at
tempting to demonetize silver; and,
Whereas, tho republican national con
vention of 1893 substantially reiterated
the declaration of 1883 ; and,
Whereas, tho question of crystalliz
ing into law tho utterances of tho last
conventions named and of every utter
ace heretofore made by tho republican
party of this state, recently arose in
the United States Senate ;
Whereas, senators Uonrv Jtt. Teller,
Fred T. Dubois. Thomas H, Carter.
Leo Mantlo and Frank Cannon demand
ed tho enforcement of said platform and
utterances under conditions Known to
all ; therefore, bo it
Resolved. That wo heart lv Indorse
tho action of Senator Dubois in join
ing with his associates named in tho
fearless position namod in behalf of
tho froo coinage of sivcr, and protec
tion to American Industry and recipro
city, one and inseparable. ' '
The rosolnttons thon state that free
coinage of silver would open to tho
United Statos tho immense trado of
China and Japan, and instruct the
delegates from the etato to work for n
silver man in the St. Louis convention.
a 1 '.:
WKpjitf-.-ri,, oaicing preoa. xne woman was uurnoa
wg to i crisp in the' presence of her.three
S'SC'" ,1,iUoch,Wron- -
'AwMmr.', The Missouri Airricultnral College
' , hu receive a diploma from1 tho
$ ALWorU'a Colupabtan EipOqlUpn.Xor.Hhe
Wfilt of.wbeaiaanda'SedAl, fbjFIti ex.''
For Humane Treatment.
Tho department of agriculture has
sent out circulars to its agents and an
Imat inspectors "to uso their offices for
the promotion of hntnano treatment of
animals to bo slanghtered for food, on
tho ground that abusive treatment do
tracts from the quality and value of
the meat.
Around the World.
When tho Sheridan railway is com
pleted, tho journey round tho world
will occupy not moro than forty days
and the cost of transportation will not
exceed $100. A travoler leaving Lon
don reaches St Petersburg In AS hour,.
inenco ny ran tno time win ,uo oeyon
uays to i-ort yirinur nnu poven imrro ay
steamer to San Francisco. Thn taarist
.might lose 'several ttyS'by""doloPanA
still reach London again wlthlntho
forty days. "
Federal Appointments.
Unitod States District Judge II. R,
Nelson ufSt Paul, Minnesota, sent his
resignation to President Cleveland, ns
ho Is 70 years of ago, and under tho
law can retire on full salary. There
upon the president sent to tho Senato
tho following nominations :
Win. Lochren of Minnesota, to bo
United States district judge for tho
district of Minnesota, vice R. li. Ncl
iron, resigned.
Dominic I. Murphy of Pennsylvania,
now first deputy commissioner of pen
sions, to bo commissioner of pensions,
vice Win. Lochren, reslged.
Napoleon ,T. T. Dana of New Hnmp
thlro, to bo'first deputy commissioner
of pensions, vico Dominic L Murphy,
nominated for commissioner of pensions.
'Judge Gibson Out oi the Race.
Judge James Gibson has given out
the following letter, declining to bo
n candldato for tho democratio nomi
nation for governor i
To Itho Democrats of Missonrl : It
has heretofore liecn my intention to
submit my name to the approaching
democratio convention as a candidnto
for the nomination for governor. Tho
cordial reception with which my in
tended candidacy has been received
by the democrats nnd tho democratic
rees tnrougnont tno state, and tho
earty support given me In expectation
that mv namo would bo presented to
tho convention, mako mo very rolnct
ant to announce at this timo that I will
not bo a candidate. Such, however, is
my determination.
Personal reasons havo covemcd mo
in coming to this conclusion. Dur
ing tho past two or three years. In ac
cordance with my convictions of right,
i uavo given mncn timo aim iauor to
tho advancement of tho cause of free
silver. I am still of the same opinion.
Tho supremacy of free silver is now
absolutely safe, so far as thts stnto is
concerned, and I hope nnd believo it is
safe nationally. My intended candi
dacy, howover, involves matters of
personal consideration and, therefore,
wholly tor personal reasons, 1 liavo
concluded and so stnto that I will not
be a candldato for tho nomination for
To those democrats ana democratic
newspapers of Missouri who have so
cordially championed my intended
candidacy, l now roturn my sincere
and profound thanks. I deeply regret
that I cannot avail myself of their
efforts In my behalf and O01cially
share tho democratio victory that so
surely awaits our party at tho next
I know that my friends will credit
me with sincerity of purpose in what
l liavo ncretotoro uone, as wen as in
mv present conclusion, nnd tliev will
believe that if it were posslblo for mo
to no so 1 would no n candidate.
My zeal for tho democratic, party Is
and shall remain unabated. Whenever
I can servo it I will cheerfully do so
In tho fntnro. as I havo always dono in
tho past Upon the triumph of its
time-honored principles depends tho
welfare of tho country. I predict for
tho democratic nartv a victorv in No
vember, and with that triumph of tho
people s cause or free stiver, ami with
the election of a Btate and national
ticket and a leirislaturo that will ro
turn n democrat to the United States
Senate from Missouri. I shall bo .con
tent and rejoice as much as if I shared
omctaiiy in tnat victory, iiair a ecu
tury ago that great democratio states
man, the immortal Benton, uttered n
sentiment no less amironriato now than
then, and I commend its patriotism to
tho democracy of Missouri :
"Union, harmony, solf-denlal, con
cession. everything for tho canso, noth
Jng-foninen. " - -, -
Adopting that sentlmont and com
mending it In Its fullest extent to my
fellow democrats or an snauon ot opin
ion In Missouri, I am, Blncorely youjs,
James Gibson.
Russell Sage is talking for
For a World's Coinage.
The House commlttco on colnago,
weights and measures docjded by n
nnanlmous vote to authorize n fnvorn
bio report on a resolution Introduced
by Representative Stone of Pennsylvan
ia authorizing tho president to ask an
expression of opinion from tho other
principal commercial nations of tho
world as to tho desirability and feasi
bility of tho adoption of international
coins to bo current in nil tho countries
adopting them at a uniform valuo nnd
be especially adopted for Invoico pur
poses. If the expressions thus obtained
from other nations aro such as, in tho
judgment of tbo president, to render a
conference desirablo, ho is authorized
to invito it nt a time and placo to be
designated by him to consider and ro
port a plan for the adoption nnd use of
such coins composed of gold or silver
or both. Tho president la authorized
to appoint threo representatives sub
ject to Confirmation by tho Senato.
Tho'jiHssonrl stato republican coime''
vention In Ht Joseph elected tho fork
lowing; h
Momoor national committee umun
coy K ifiuoy.
Chairman stato central commltteotfji
Chauncey.L Fillcy. v 'iff
Delegates nt large unanncey jl r
ley, St Louis , Maj. William WarncKI
Knnans CAbt : F. O. Vlertrlnirlinns. Sfc'i
Louis j John H. Botliwell, ScdallaJ
Altomatoa Louis llcnoke, Chnritonfl
James T.Moore, LaclcdosLcon Jordanfi
Jackson i J. N. Farmer, St Louis. TlAj
latter two aro colored.
Stato central commlttco;
, Chauncoy I Filloy, chairman.
-.iffialslHcf-Dr; J. "L. -Oleajfr
Martoii, and li. il, jsonioy, rntnnm
try i Boyd-Dudley, Daviess;
In Owen' Kavof5'4 '
Tho flonsn elections committee No.
,;nnanlmously decided tho contested
cfion Case of Genrgo Denny, Jr.
epublican) vs. WllliarjJ C. Owens
mocrat) in favor of the sitting
fmbcr, Owens. Tho case camo from
(Ustrict tho Seventh Kentucky
presented for a dozen years previous
ttho filth congress by w. C. P.
'eckinrldpo. who was nVfrnted fnr
nomination by Owjijs.
i Dupont Unseated.
JjBy a voto of 31 to !10 tho Senato do-
mined that Henry .V Dupont was
ifedito; n' seat tti'the Sonato
Biote-oi uciawATA -i:nis pma
kind ,in the history
;, .The result was in
S&tfW&Wei'.. Mr 84 Mns.' J ohn ; H. Bredaman of
PMM4jefferon dJ.yMawea.Wlli. tholr
'.;i7iv'AjTOi),iilxteen;w;rilTe, TW'pne that
&t ; ." ,.', vsown' Satntday.'welirbed eleven poM'I
Jndga Shirk of Sedalia is a posslblo
republican gubernatorial candidate.
The Thirty-fourth New York district
republicans declared for McKinley.
Henry county republicans may bring
out It E. Lewis aa a dark hone for
Colo county democrats will elect del
egates to the stato and district conven
tion Jnne 8.
Alvln Haynle of Clinton wants to
run for attorney-general on the repub
lican ticket
Mr. Owens, snccesior to Coh Brock
enrldge of Kentucky, won his contest
for the seat in congress.
Commander-in-Chief Walter of tho
G. A. 11 warns tho members no to
use tho order In politics.
H It Kohlsaat says McKinley Is
' j all right" on tho 'money question,,
meaning he la a gold man.
Chairman Harrlty, in Wlmsln,
taya'that gold will win at Chicago and
he; think CHavelan will not be a can-
Th6marWBradIey. delegate to St
lipuii fronitlw Peventeonth New York'
. . . . . ' , . ' , 1' : , " tfu. ,1
'eVpnoiicaMjofNfl Carolina
have IndortlodvPritchsrd'for United
Statea senntor; and McKinley: for prK
The Situation in Cuba.
Tho London Times publishes a three
column letter from a correspondent in,
Havana, in tho course of which tho
writer said: "It is quite useloss to
hide the real situation. Tho whole
island is in rovolt and tho Spanish
troops are merely acting on tho defen
sl"e. It is imiHissibln that they can
prevent tho landing of supplies nnd
war matoriuls for the rebels. Evon tho
position of Macco's forces, confined in
Pinar del Rio, Is not of a despernto
nature, ns tho Spaniards mako believe.
Only a fow Isolated rebels have taken
advantage of Captain General Weyler's
offer of amnesty. Spain has lost tho
power to- protect life and property in
Cuba. Widespread inquiries fail to
justify tllo charges of cruelty against
Captain General Weylcr, but tho reb
els' destruction of property cannot bo
justified. The wanton burning of
some live million dollars worth or
property belonging to inoffensive peo
ple Is not war,"
Tho lotter dilates upon the economic
ruin wrought by tho break-down of tho
sugar crop, which has rendered thous
ands destitute, whllo thn tobacco trade
is In a still worse condltioa The cigar
factories of Havana only havo material
for a fow weeks and this losing of
their crop means the throwing out of
employment of 50,000 persons. Tho
tot d exports from Cnba aro estimated
-iif-15 million dollars compared with
00 million dollars for 1895, but for the
trading involved by tbo war, every
merchant would bo compelled to sus
pend business.
Tho bank at Collins, owned by B.
ZIck of Pleasant HilL has been discon
tinued. A Denver commission house buys a
creat Bharo of the strawborrv crop at
Vernon connty was not named as
might be supposed In honor of the
homo of George Washington, but of
Miles Vernon, a legislator from La
clede county.
It is Intended to celebrate on tho
10th of August tho anniversary of the
battle of Wilson Creek, and to ' invito
General Sigel and all officers and pri
vates who participated on both sides in
tho lato rebellion and urge1 that they
I e present
Thomas Brixley. of Seymour, Mis
souri, can boast of a matrimonial ex
perience that has fallen to bat few
persons. Some time along about 1800
ho married a Mies Sarah Clifton. To
this union thero were born five or six
children. Some ten years ago Mr, and
Mrs. ,Brlxley separated and were divor
ced. In a short time utter the decree
of divorce Was obtained Mr. Brixley
matrled a-Mrs,, Mary Bennett After
livlnjf together they were separated,
and, divorced from, wife No, i Mr,
Brixley remarried wife No, 1, At tho
last term of 4ne Webster, county circuit
cpurt' bo again! obtained a divorce form
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'WHS iOrtBUJW )( OHIWW vv-
plet'ed lhp ,romnc6-tlf snob, it may hi
calieVLjty.iWina.wUsNp. a1 .
Fourth district William F. Rankin. !aut,bt ni
Atchison , D. P, Dobyns, Holt
JTifth .district Robert T. Craig,
Jackson j' John P. Jones, Lafayette,
Sixth district John B. Egger, St
Clair i C. Z. Russell, Dado.
Seventh district C. W. Liklns,
Greene; S.K. Crawford, Pettis.
Eighth dlstrict-E S. Austin, Colo ;
James, P. O'Bannon, Dallas.
Ninth district Gcorgu Pratloy, Gas
conade ; R. O. Hansler, Ht Charles.
Tentli district Henry Zlegenheln, St.
Louis ; Edward W. Rauchenstcln.
Eleventh district F. B. Brownell,
John C. Bonslek, City of St Louis.
Twelfth district-William M. Morton
and Joo KIctzer.
Thirteenth district A. J. Watts, of
Webster, and Will E. Crow, of Jeffer
son. Fourteenth district M. B. Candler,
of West Plains, and II. B. King
Solbing, of Duncan.
Fifteenth district W. B. Cain, of
Jasper, and L. D. Bell, of Newton.
Tho platform adopted was ns follows :
Tho republican party of tho stato of
Missouri, in convention assembled,
congratulate the people upon tho rapid
growth of tbo republican sentiment
through tho country, nnd especially In
the stato of Missouri, during tho last
three years. It is a source of great
pride that our party Is recognized ns
the champion and defendant of tho true
Interests of. the American people. After
three years of financial wreck and bus
iness failure tho peoplo again turn to
the republican party as tho only politi
cal organization that can guide the na
tion to tho highest commercial stand
ing nmong the nations of tho earth.
We steadfastly adhero to tho Ameri
can doctrine of protectioa It is now
recognized as tho ono dominant mas
terful principlo that will bring pros
perity to tho country. Under a demo
cratic tariff our industries aro lan
Kuishing. labor is forced to idleness.
capital is without a Hold forrfuftr-
inont and our home market has been
largoly destroyed. Wo demand such
duties on all imported commodities,
tho like of which are produced by our
own peoplo, as will-give the American
labor and American capital tho advan
tage in our own market over foreign
products of liko kind. Such duties
shall be sufficient to cover tbo differ
ence between American wages and
wages in foreign countries, nnd, excep
ting luxuries, all imported commodi
ties, tho like of which can not bo suc
cessfully produce in this country,
shall be on tho freo list
We demand n return to tho sound
republican policy of protection nnd
reciprocity under thodoctrinoof recip
rocity ns advocated by Blaine and en
forced by the Harrison administration.
Our exports were vastly increased nnd
new nnd enlarged markets wero opened
for our farm products. Tho repeal of
that law by tho democratio congress
has closed the markets of many foreign
countries to a large portion of Ameri
can products.
Wo aro firm and emphatic in our
demand for honeHt money. We believo
that our' money should not bo inferior
to the money of tho most enlightened
nations of the earth. Wo ore unaltera
bly opposed to ovcry scheme that
threatens to debaso or depreciate our
currency. We favor tho use of silver
as currency, but to tho extent only and
under such regulations that its parity
with tho present gold standard can bo
maintained, in consequence we aro
opposed to tho free, unlimited and in
dependent coinage of silver at a ratio
of 10 to 1.
Wo denounce the present adminis
tration for Its hostility to the union sol
dier, and wo pledge anew tp tho veter
ans of tho republic a watchful caro
and recognition of tholr just claims
upon n grateful people.
We recocnizo tho Hoa Wm. McKin
ley as the champion of tho doctrine of
protection, a gallant soldier,, an nblo
statesman nnd atrue-and loyal Ameri
can, and tho delegates elected by this
convention aro directed to cast their
votes for William McKinley for presi
dent of tho United States.
to tho last moment, nnd thts
lent addtl interest to the final vote.
Thero hud been somo question as to
tho dlrction-of Mr. Stewart's voto,
but it went with those of tho democrats
and' populists, and was the decislvo
in declaring that Mr. Dupont was
entitled to a seat
No More Babies on Bicycles,
Tho Illinois Humane Society
Inaugurated ft crusado against
practice of carrying babies onlileych
Tho claim Is made that it not only Im
perils childron'M lives, but also nll'eets
tholr brains, owing to tho rapid nn 1
unnatural motion. If warning go un
bended tho law will bo Invoked to stop
tho practlca
For Greater New York.
Gov. Morton has Bigned tho Greater
New York bill. Tho greater Now
York bill provides that Now York
City, Brooklyn and many of thn subur
ban towns bo incorporated ns ono mu
nicipality. ',
Tljo fpllovjngiian statement Jn de
fflrotftnSiopTiintion' aa reforms! by
tho stato census in 1892. Tho natural
increase in InhnnitnntH sinco that en
umeration would make tho present
population over 11,100,000.
New York City, 1,801, 7110 ; Brooklyn.
09.1,270: Richmond connty, fi!i, 152 ,
Flushing, 19,803 s Port Hornet-toad, 17,
50; Jamaica, 14, 441;, Long Island
City, 30,500; Newton, 17,519; East and
West Chester and Pelhain, !).",000.
Cyclone in Texas.
A cyclone which swept from tho
southwest Friday nflcrnoon resulted in
the death of nt least 150 persons In
Sherman, Texas, and Its lininedlato
vicinity, destroyed n third of the city
nnd, wrought havoc ntl through Grayson
Tyo whirling wind began its work of
destruction in the southwestern part of
Denton county. Tho town of Justin
wasj the first to fuller. Ono man was
killed there, seventeen persons were
injuted and n dozen houses wrecked.
From Justin the cyclone jumped
northeasterly to dribble Springs,
town eight miles from Denton, where
fourlperfona were killed nnd live in
Continuing due northeast, -tho forco
twisted timber, orchards nnd framo
houses to pieces, finally striking Slier
man, then disappearing in tho direc
tion of tho Indian Territory.
, P. A.
A friend ot Carlislo says he is entire
ly out of tho presidential race.
Perry Belmont of Now York, would
like to bo second to Morrison on tho
democratio ticket
Senator Murphy Is said to havo join
ed hands with TammanyHall to fight
senator uin, ot new lorir.
Tho republicans of the firBt West
Virginia congressional district chose
McKinley delegates to St. Louis.
Congressman Wellington, of Mary
land, Bays that tho republicans of bis
etato aro for McKinley for president
Gov. Oatea, of Alabama, says that
with three or four exceptions the south
ern'states will sond silver delegates to
Western republican senators aro
shovylng a disinclination to push an
adjournment of congrois, as their east
ern colleagues doslrof,
Tha usual weekly report is out that
Mr, Cleveland, has written a letter say.
ing tht he will 7wt content lo be a
candidate president again.
The McKinley peoplo make light of
the efforts of Mr, Piatt and other lead
en of the' opposition to make it appear
that McKinley Is not "sound" on the
money question;
A numerously signed petition adress"
ed to the committee on roles is in
circulation to tie House aaking that a
day be set uida for the. consideration
bill, which provides. a
for immigrant&
Views oi the A
The annual nddross of President W.
H. Trnynor of the A. P. A. was given
to tho newspapers after it had been
carefully edited by a special committee
and much of it cut out Of the politi
cal phases of tho order he said : ' ' Tho
American Protective Association is
to-day n recognized actor in Ameri
can politics, whoso favor is openly
courted by political leaders, orgabizcrs
Tjfanidlitea Tru?pnbllc office, who,
a year or two ago, ignored, treated witu
contempt or denounced it The A. 1'.
A. if a standing menace to tho perpet
uity of every party, being composed,
as it is, of tho members of every party.
So long ns it remains unmoved by
threats, unyielding to the pressure of
party machines it will bo treated and
respected by ovcry party which dares
not incorporate the platform of tho
order in its own. Thero are a few ro
publicans, such as Linton of Michigan
Gear, of Iowa, Bradley of Kentucky,
Stone of Missouri, who havo been fear
less' in their indorsement of our prin
clples, bnt the question should be ask
ed and answered hero and now whether
tho A. P. A. -ism of theso men is tol
erated by tho party for tho A. P. A.
votes which each of them carries bo
hind him, what assurance havo wo
that this toleration will not cease the
moment the votes havo been deliver
ed t"
'flio president expressed regret that
the A. P. A. hail in somo states been
used by party machines. Ho discour
aged any attempt to secure thu nomina
tien of a member of tho order for tho
presidency by either party. Referring
to the advisory board which created n
sensation by its attack upon McKinley,
he said: "A source of prospective
danger is tho national advisory board,
as.it is at present constructed. In its
present form it is in danger at any
timo of coming into violent collision
with the supreme executive board,
which is tho supremo council out of
the session, nnd undoubtedly tho super
lor pf nil other boards. JVt present it
recognizes no superior but tho sn
promo council in session, nnd may pur
sue ono policy while tho supreme pres
ident and his cabinet pursue one en
tirely opposed to it "
, llr. Traynor recommended that no
candldato for a national political office
should receive the indorsement of tho
board until nil stnto councils should
have passed upon him, that no notifi
cations of a political nature from state
or supremo council bo mandatory, but
merely advisory.
The only references to church mat
ters In tho address are the following
tA well-meaning and by no means
unimportant section of the order has
arisen which advocates 'peace with tho
priest and his subjects and harmony
between them and tho members of the
order, pome would even go bo far
to negotiato with them politically, than
which nothing could bo moro danger
ous to (ho perpetuity of tho association.
Others' go so far as to take the position
that a member of the order possesses
the right to detcrmino for himself tho
question of tho loyalty or disloyalty of
any papist postulant for otlico and re
serves to himself tho right to persuade
others to vote for Bald papist Such a
contention la not only absolutely unten
.able, ljrnt highly dangerous. The can-
uioate voluntarily renounces me rigui
of private judgment in this essential
when ho becomes a member, of the
order. It Is a solemn compact which
ha, can neither modify nor amend.
The keystone of the A. P. A. Is the fact
thatVimplst, .no matter how liberal
nominally, is not: a consistent citizen
of the United States. Entire remind
ailon of, the papacy moot precede his
acceptance of our association as a can
ilidato worth of ita amtriraa. "
No Color or Caste.
The Methodist general conferenco at
Cleveland put Itself on record on tho
race question, by adopting a resolution,
introduced by tho Rev. Dr. II. S. Monroe,
of Delaware, indorsing tho treatment
that tho hotels in Cleveland havo ac
corded of all tho delegate, regardless
of color, and demanding that wherever
it is decided to hold the conference in
tho future a cnaranteo ho obtained of
equal treatment.
A resolution was referred nnnouuc
ing that tho Methodist clmieli recog
nized no color or caste and stating that
it tho conferenco elected n negro blsli
op, it would not no considered class
legislation. A request for the holding
of tho next central cnufi-treneo at S ir
atoga Springs was received.
Chairman 1). H. Monro, of the
Southern Education and rreedman Aid
Committee, reported n resolution, stnt
ing that it was tho sense of the eonler
eneo that tho namo of the society lie
not changed. After considerable de
bate tho report wan doubted.
H. C. Dunner Dead.
II. C. Runner, editor of Puck, died
it his homo in New Jersey, of con
Mr. Bnnner was born in Oswego,
N. Y., on August !!, ltUi. Ho was
educated in tho French School in New-
York City. His first venture in life
was hh nn enqdoye of n Portuguese
business firm in this city, but the
work was not congenial, and iio snun
becamo connected with the New York
papers, and for several years worked
as a reporter. In 1877 Scbwartzinan
and Kepplcr issued tho first edition of
Puck. It was then a Gorman publica
tion. Before long Mr. Bnnurr was made
tbo assistant editor, and later ho was
placed in charge as editor. Under his
editorship and with the illustrations
of Kcppler the publication soon attain
ed a wide circulation, and tho property
becamo very valuable.
In addition to his work on Tuck,
Mr. Bunuer was a frequent contributor
to tho lending magaziues, anil was the
author of n number of works. Tbo
most notable of theso wero n "A
Woman of Honor," published in 18S3
" Airs from Arcadia and Elsewhero"
(poems), lS84;"Tho Midget, " lhbli
"The Story of n Now York House,'
1887, nnd "In Partnership, " a collec
tion of stories, 1884. In tho latter
production ho collaborated with Bran
der Matthews.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.-
-Latest U.S. Gov't llcpott
Frank A, Dessert Dead.
Frank A. Dessert, aged 48 years,
postmaster nt Macon, died last week.
Mr. Desssert wni nppointod postmas
ter by President Cleveland, mid had
two moro years to servo. Ho was also
p.osimaster .jindnr.-fGlvelioid's fir,st
term. Ho was a prominent democratic
Curlew Ordinance at St. Joe.
Col. James Hoagland, of Chicago,
"Tho Newsboys' Friend, ' ' secured the
passago of a curfew ordlnaco through
tho St. Joseph city council, compelling
children under fifteen years of ago to
bo oil! tho streets by 0 o'clock dm Ing
tbo months from March until October,
and 8 .:S0 p. m. fot tho remainder of
tho year.
Fire at Plattsburg.
Tho fmo dwelling of Col. JamcH II.
Birch, tbo republican politician, loca
ted on thu outskirts of Plattsburg was
entirely destroyed by iiro last week,
together with its contents. Col.
Birch's library of 1,500 volumes and
tho manuscripts of a history of Missou
ri ho was writing, were burned up.
The loss is fully 58,000; insured for
f ;t, boo.
Missouri Funeral Directors.
The Missouri Funeral Directors: As
sociation was in session in Sedalia.
The following officers wero elected:
Joseph Martin, LeoN Summit, presi
dent; EH Paxtoii, Springfield, vico-
president ; Hoyt Humphrey, Lamar,
secretary (re-elected) ; H. R. Brass
Held, Unioiivllle, treasurer; Bell Ma
ban, Mobeily, scrgeant-at-arms ; J.
W. Wagner, of Kansas City; H. R.
lirassficlil, of Unionvillo ; Jf. H. Alex
ander, St Louis, delegates to tbo na
tional convention at Boston. C. C.
Brown, Cowgill; H. W. Gates, Rose-
dale, Kan. ; JL M. Weekly, Sweet
Spring ; E. S. Coxwell, Do Soto ; C,
A. Sehoene, Milan, alternates.
Died in Her Arm3.
A pathetic scene occurred on n train
on the New York Central. Among the
passengers was Mrs. 7red Funk, of
Duchess connty, with her two cbil
drcn, eleven weeks old, and a nurse.
In her arms Mrs. Funk carried a
child a little over n year old. This lit
tle one had been nt a hospital in New
York, where it had undeigono an op
eration, from the effects of which it
was still suffering as its mother coaxed
"and sang to lt on tbo journey,
A few passengers sitting near the
woman, noticed her as several times
shu gavo way to sobs. To all sympa
thizers sho told in a whisper tho story
of her baby's death, but, fearing that
some delay or investigation might take
tho little body from ber, sho begged
to havo tho matter kept from tho train
men. Among tho other passengers in tho
car were a man and woman, from New
York, the remains of whoso doad baby
wero in tho baggage car on tho same
train. Tboy were en route to Albany,
where thero baby was to bo buried.
Two largo wreathB of white carna
tions, from tho New York baby's fu
neral had been placed in tho corner of
tho car, a few feet from where Mrs.
Funk sat when hor llttlo one died in
her arms.
Mrs. Fnnk held hor doad baby until
Borrytown Station was reached, where
hor husband was waiting with a car
riage. The woman handed him tho lit
tle body without a word and fell upon
his neck. The remains ot tho little
one were interred in tho village cem
etery at Bed Hook.
The M. E. general conference deci
ded to retire Bishops Bowman and
The will of the late Bishop Ryan, ot
Buffalo, N. Y has been filed for jiro
bate. Tho bishop left everything ho
possessed to the church.
The, New York police board baa do
cided to appoint forty new policemen,
to be equipped with bicycles. It will
be the especial duty of tie new men to
pjt a stop to "scorching. "
Bland Finance Committee.
Gov. Stnno bos appointed tbo follow
ing gentlemen upon tho Bland finance
eoniinittee, giving them authority to
solicit and to forward subesriptious for
the pnrposo of advancing tbo Candida
cy of Mr. Bland for tho presidential
nomination: M, G. Brown, Sweet
Springs; li W. Mooro, Bunceton ; E.
II. Harris, Jr., Pilot Grovo; B. E.
Nance, New Franklin; M. T. Davis,
Aurora ; Dr. H. DoGraw, Brookfield
E. I). Kellogg, Sumner :J. W. Wilcox-
son, Carrollton; J. Handy Moure,
Charleston ; George Houck, Dexter ; E.
W. Bedford, Fayette ; F. R. Newberry,
Fredericktown ; A H. Stephens,
Boonvillo ; W. R. Netherland, Perry ;
R. O. Weisoll, Neosho ; II. C. Wolls,
Platto City ; Joseph S. Hughos, Rich
mond ; A. T. Adams, Tipton ; E. T.
Webb, Webb City;
Ante-Nuptial Contract Valid.
A cao out of tho usual order was
decided In tho Vernon circuit court,
by which a wife's titlo to 110 acres of
land deeded to her in an anto-nuptial
contract by her husband was confirm
ed to ber. Mrs. A. C. Mocks, n hand
somo widow of St Joseph, camo thero
last January to wed Judgo Chas. Ford,
a well-to-do, nged farmer, who re
sides in tbo northeast part of Vernon
county, Tho wedding was to bo con
ditioual upon Mr. Ford deeding her a
certain part of his land. Ho gavo her
a deed, which was duly recorded.
Tho marriago license was granted nnd
tbo ceremony performed which made
Judgo Ford and Mrs. Mecks man and
wife. Tho couplo went to tho judge's
farm, but only lived together a few
months, the wifo returning to St. Jo
seph. Then camo tho conJcntjopOYer.
tho deed. It called for 140 acres of
land, bnt Judgo Ford claimed sho had
agreed to marry hlra for 100 acres, and
brought snit to reform tho deed.
Tho wifo opposed tho action, nnd tho
case was decidod in her favor, giving
her tho 140 acres as sot forth in tho
deed. Tho evidenco developed the
fact that Judgo Ford was in tho habit
of sleepping with a butcher knife un
der his pillow, but it was not shown
that this was the entire canso of his
wife's leaving him. Ho Is noarly 74
years of ago, while his wife is 43.
StotcBbury-on-tho-Osage wants smel
ting works. It has only $75,000 to
Dr. J. II. Prltchett of Moxlco, has
refused tho presidency of St Charles
Mr. and Ms. J. B. Gregory, of MozI
co, Ma, celebrated the. fiftieth annivcr
sary of their wedding.
The Wabash freight depot was burn
ed at Moxlco, and a quantity of f roight
destroyed ; loss, $8,000.
Rev, Dr. Leyburn, of tho Boonvillo
Presbyterian church resigned and tho
resignation was accepted.
Congressman Crowther'sT constitu
ents to the number of 000 asked to be
put on tho free garden seed list
J. L. Pace has written a letter to
his Bates county friends, declining to
become a candidate for state auditor,
Southwest Missouri looks for a big
Immigration this year on account of
tho fine fruit crop that IS practicaally
etles of Mlsonrl Valley College on )lt
evening of May 20.
Moro cxperiinenls havo boon lu.nlc
with Roentgen rays and dlphlln ria -il
Missouri University, which i-i,,
fatal to tho germs mid one'gnine i
Tho University curators rout tine Hi.
Ye.ltev scholarship ait to nieiii Out
tho bolder of tho eliolaiship cliall ,r!
his course nt school.
Missouri b inkers will gather in nn
nual convention nt JVitlu Springs May
21! and 27. Hon. John (. Cannon wiil
bo tho principal talker from outside the
state. Judge Henry and Tioasurcr Lttn
Stephens are down for addio-iscs, alio
Prof. Buck, now connected with ihe
Grand River College, at Gallatin, ha
been chosen to the pieslilom-y ut li..
Lexington linptist Female I'iiile. .
He Is Itfi years old, a graduate of tin-
University of Ohio, and an educator
of recognized ability.
Steps havo been taken whereby tho
Stato Univeisity will get new cannons
In the place of tho antiqiialed gum
that now adorn tho campus. The new
pieces will ho tho latest make- of gov
ernment cannons, breach loading and
up-tu-datu in every respect.
Tho Stalo University announces a
new couio in horticulture lo train slu
dents in market gardening and illu
sory work generally. Short com- s
aro offered also in agriciillural i-lieni
istry, carpentry, elementary a-connt
keeping, systematic botany and lil.iek
Proctor Moiton, brothci-of Mrs ,less
Child nnd Harry Motfon, of Ui.-hmon.l
who is now in thu United Sinus naj
and serving aboard tho Philadelphia
of tbo l'acifie squadron, has been ,p
pointed by the navy depaiiment as one
of the hoard to test and examine Iho
now battle ship Oregon.
John Schooler, a farmer litlng
northeast of Carthage, repoils lhal the
Hessian fly is working on the wheat m
vigorously that tho prospects for u
wheat crop aro nearly gone abeady.
Two weeks ago ho says tbo crop pun
poets wero fine, but now ho dues not
think bis wheat will go four bushels
to tho acre, it is to bo hoped Ibis run
dition is not geimiul.
General James Haling repoi 1 1 n I,
progressing on thu Iowa Mis.-mn i
boundary. Difficulty arises from tho
mistakes made by tb survejors when
they located tho lino in Ib.W. The
lino does not ngreo wilh the field
notes and a base Hue of forly miles
in length had to bo established. Mile
posts, composed of rid granile four
inches square nnd eight l'eet long, are
placed in the ground six feet every
l'igs and
Steers atSll.llO to 84.10 were firm
and in some cases a shade higher.
Cows and heifers sold tip lo i'J. 75 for a
nico lot of heifers. The stock tr.ulo
was firm. Calves continue to weaken
and milkers nlso. Bulls, slags and
oxen sold about as usual.
A load averaging li!S pounds top
ped tho market nt is:i.!!5, and .-mother
load light weights sold at $:t.,"2,i.j. Tho
$3. !10 hogs were moro numerous but the
bulk sold at $H. 20 to 8:1.25. The fair
mixed sold at SH.10 to $i. 15. Heavy
culls at S2.50 lo $2. 75, ..and the good
heavies at $3. 15 to SI 25.
mixed sold at $2. 00 to S.'). 00.
lights at 82 00 to S:!.H5.
Southern horses ranged generally
from $:S5 to $17.50, while a good class
of drivers nt $75 to $115, sold for south
ern shipments ; nil southern le.uus sold
arSD0To"Sl25: Farm ebuinis Tmiiiglil
$15 to $05, and eastern and report
chunks sold at $02.5'l to $111 ; expiess
and drafters went at $75 to $115. Fair
to good drivers sold at $05 lo $S0,
good to choice ones nt $85 to $155, road
horses at $130 to.$310, aud.coachers up
to $200. Carriage and driving teams,
brought $18 to 800.
Cattlo Top native steers, $1.20. ,
Hogs Mnrket steady, top light hogs,
$3. DO; bulk of nil tbo hogs, $.'!.3(0lo
$3. 4tt
Shakespeare a Mason.
From the Seymoar Journal.
Dr. Orvllle W. Owen of 'Detroit 1ms
Bent out a llttlo book addressed to the
Mnsonio fraternity, of which ho says :
"In deciphering tho Shakespearean
plays (1023 folio edition) and other
works of Bacon, for tho preparation of
Sir Francis Bacon's Cipher story,' I
have found unmlstakablo ovidenco that
the author of thorn was not only n
Mason of high degroe, but that ho
placed in tho plays a largo portion of
tho Masonic ritual. Believing this to
bo of the greatest interest and impor
tance to the brotherhood tho following
parts of tho plays, with tho places
from which thoy como, are now given
to tho Order, Understanding fully tho
obligations under which I rest as a
Mason (of the sovonth degree), I havo
taken pains to so hido the work that
none but'the brethren will understand,
Francis Bacon, the author of the plays,
was a Master Mason, and claims :to
tare been Grand Master of the Orient
and a Rosicruclau Knight; and hidden
William J. Bryan, ot Nebraska, will I with his works aro directions by which
deliver the ddMM to the literary aott it is not difficult to travel into Ulytlfi,
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