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THE REPUBLIC: TUESDAY, JULY 10. 1000.
ft, DUNN'S A
912-914 Franklin Ave.
onr new aprtnr Hock. We am oSerlne 500 Frock
(feats M H: !. Frock Ooats " Vests, raade- by
soma UM taller. In U.. Cimed States,
which w. are wlMnr to dtopoaa of from L3 to
IS; also pasta II up.
Money loaned en aU article of Tains; lowest
rata ot Interest. -
THE SOUTHERN HOTEL,
St. Louis, Mo, May JO. 1900.
W. D. Htimsag, Esq, 204 N. 2d St., City.
Dear Sir In reply to yours of the 8th lost.,
I take pleasure in statine that the work you
have been doing for us for the cast 4 years at
the Southern Hotel has been perfectly satisfac
tory. It Is a very unusual thing to see a roach
even in our storeroom or working department.
I renew the contract lor another year with
H. C LEWIS, Manager.
Are cold by all dealers. Office ana factory.
. X. Second street. St. g &Mo.
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.v7,.T .-d e Itinm for booklet Ur. M. Sy Smith,
ii3Si. utld Xfdffg. su . ae.m t, tu Lsm.
BEN BARNETT & CO.,
QX 607 PINE STREET.
JL Money to Iioan
Q) Q ON PERSONAL PROPERTY.
UNREDEEMED PLEDOES FOR SALE. Business
J. F. FAKISK
TESTERDAT was a great day lor the
ladles, cool and pleasant, and Crawford s
clean, light, bright and cheerful store full
to the hatches with seasonable bargains in
every description of dry goods, etc. Skirts.
Shoes and Silks did a heavy business, and no
wonder, when you have once sten the poods
and noted the prices at which they have
been sold. Crawford's expect to clean tliera
all out to-day.
Committee Investigating Supply
The special committee appointed by the
Council to Investigate, the affairs of the
Supply Commissioner's office will hold an
other meeting this afternoon at 3 o'clock, at
which sev. ral witnesses will be examined.
Chairman Wiggins of this committee stat
ed yesterday that he could not discuss- the
proceedings of the committee, because the
members had agreed to kep the progress of
the Investigation secret, for the present, at
"All I can ay." said Mr. Wiggins, "is
that the investigation is going to be a thor
ough one. If there ha-s been any misman
agement of the Supply Commisslone-'s of
fice we arc going to know it and have the
proof of it. and then the public may rest as
sured our report will be plain and to the
point. The committee has already held two
meetings and we will meet often until the
investigation Is concluded."
WEAR SUMMER CLOTHES )MDR IX
OUR TAIL01UG DEPARTMENT.
Yon ennnot And a better place tlian
our Clotlilnjr Department for COOL,
Onr handuime lerxe and -worsted
uttn are Jost the suits for WARM
We make unit to order from f 211 I O
SO. We sell salts In onr Clotblnir
Department from 10 to $-5.
MILLS & AVER1LL,
BROADWAY A"D TI.NE.
WILL QF L M. RUMSEY.
Estate Divided Between His Wid
ow and Five Children.
The will of Lewis M. Rumsey was filed for
He left to his wife. Emma V. Rumsey, the
furnishings" of his residence in Spring Park.
Minn., and in his residence In St. Lou's, and
all livery equipment, carriages and horses.
The trustees of the estate are directed to
purchase for his widow a residence wher
ever she may select, not to cost more than
140.000. She is also left $3,000 a year, in ad
dition to one-sixth of the net Income of tho
rest of the estate. The remainder of tho
Income of the estate Is to be divided equally
among his five children. Lewis M. Rumsey,
Jr.. Horace S. Rumsey. Evadne G. Rumsey,
Marlon E. Rumsey and Julia Rumsey.
His widow and sons Lewis M. Rumsey. Jr.,
and Horace S. Rumsey are made trustees
of the estate until January L 13. when the
estate Is to be divided among the heirs In
EXCURSION TO ARCADIA, M0.,
Via Iron Mountain Route Sunday, July 15,
1900. Round trip. JL25. Special train leaves
Union Btatlon at 8:30 a. m.
DINED WITH THE QUEEN.
Ambassador Choate and Wife
Were Victoroia's Guests.
London, July J. Lord Salisbury, United
States Ambassador Choate and Mrs. Choate
and a few others dined this evening with
the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Uer Majesty will come to London July 11
to attend the garden party at Buckingham
Acts gently on the
aEANSES THE 5YSTEM
BUT TMt GENUINE- MANT O By
V ca. C
BssSsPiiS "" V9&i'efiMl
NOW IN PROSPECT.
J. G. Priest's Death Probably Will
Cause 2Tev Proceedings in Mur
doch and Dickson Case.
HE WAS ASSIGNEE OF ESTATE.
It Was in His Charge for More
Than Twenty Years .Many
Suits Filed, but Settle
ment Xot Readied.
The death of John G. Priest will doubt
less operate to renew litigation In regard to
about JJ.OuO belonging to the estate of Mur
doch and Dickson, which sum was In Mr.
Priest's caro as assignee of the estate. Mr.
Priest had charge of tho estate for more
than twenty jears. and a series of suits
resulted In a condition of affairs requiring:
an order of court for him to pay over the
money to an officer appointed to receive It,
but no court would make the order.
Charles K. Dickson of tho firm of Mur
doch & Dickson, contractors, died In 1ST1.
and his partner took out letters of admin
istrator on the partnership estate. He did
not complete the administration of the es
tate, but mado an assignment and Mr.
Priest was appointed assignee by the Cir
cuit Court. The matter remained in that
condition until a few years ago, when John
M. Dickson, a son of Charles K. Dickson,
brought proceedings to have the assignment
1 set aside. Tho Supremo Court decided that
1 the assignment was illegal and made an or
der piohibltins the Circuit Court from tak
ing any further action In the matter.
Tho administration of the Murdoch &
Dickson estate was also revived in the Pro
bate Court, and Public Administrator W. C.
Richardson was appointed to take charge
Then came tho question of getting the re
maining assets of the estate out of the
hands of Mr. Priest. To do this It was nec
essary either for the Circuit Court to make
an order on him to turn over the money
to the Public Administrator, or for the Pro
bate Court to make such an order. Judse
Wlthrow. in charge of the division of the
Circuit Court In which the assignment pro
ceeding was pending, took the position that
the order of prohibition Issued by the Sa
preme Court prevented him from making
any further order In the case. Dickson ap
plied to tho Supreme Court for an order to
compel the issuance of an order by the Cir
cuit Court, but the application was denied.
Judge Rassleur, who then occupied tho
bench in the Probate Court, declined to
make an order on Mr. Priest. A failure on
the part of Mr. Priest to comply with an
order of the Probate Court would entail his
Imprisonment until he complied with the
order. Judge Rassleur did not think the
cae was one calling for an order from
The matter remained in Judge G. R. Hen
derson, legal adviser of the public admin
istrator, said yesterday that he thought the
amount of the assets would form a claim
against Mr. Priest's estate.
Vexed Question Kirkwocd Officials
Kirkwood Is all mixed up on the do?
question: that Is. Collector Fred Dohr and
Marshal Secrest are mixed up, and they of
ficially represent Kirkwood In the matter
of dogs and dog licenses. Some time since
th9 Collector issued nn ultimatum that all
licenses had to be paid by July 13. The tlmn
expires to-day, and more than 2u0 dogs
have not been properly settled for.
It Is imperative on the Marshal and the
Collector to do something. This something
will be to arrest the owners of the 2")
dogs, put them in the calaboose If they
don't give bond, and attempt by process of
law to get the dog licenses out of them.
Marshal Secrest likes dogs, on the who",
but he is tired of them, and It looks as if
he will become more tired than ever. In
the first place, be had to tako a census of
all the canines In the place. With this tre
mendous task In view, he bought a horso
and Etarted out. Though It was not neces
sary to establish the degs" pedigrees. It was
Indispensable to rind their owners. Dogs
were numerous, but nobody seemed to own
thorn; they were all their own masters.
Negroes who were know n to have a dozen
hounds would swear they never had a dog;
that. Indeed, they did not know one when
they saw one. The rran of law tried all
expedients and workrd for more than a
week. Finally ho rounded up some 391 ani
mals In good standing that are belonging to
Rut now tho sponsors of the animals
seem all to have resigned suddenly. At
least unless there Is this morning an unex
ampled rush on tho Collector's office, no
money Is In sight. Meantime the Collector
and the Marshal sigh and remark that tho
multitude little knows tho tribulations of
ALLEN B. PENDLETON DEAD.
More Than Thirty Years in Busi
ness in St. Louis.
Allen B. Pendleton, the well-known busi
ness man and social leader, passed away
yesterday morning at his residence. No. 4001
Llndell boulevard. He waa in the sixty
fifth year of his age. Tho direct cause of
his death was locomotor ataxia, with which
disease Mr. Pendleton had been battling j
mr seven years. ine lunerai will laKO
place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
residence to Bellefontaine Cemetery.
For more than thirty years Mr. Pendle
ton has been prominent In St. Louis as a
business man and leader of aoclety. Ho
was formerly a partner in the firm of
Wlckham & Pendleton, commission mer
chants. Tho house did a Urge business
through the South and West, and was
known to all the large planters In Louis
iana, Mississippi and Arkansas. About
eignt years ago Mr. Leigh Wlckham died.
Shortly after this event Mr. Pendleton sold
out the business and retired.
The great friendship between the two
partners of the firm became proverbial.
They were moro like two brothers than
mere friends and partners In business. Aft
er the death of Mr. Wlckham the other
partner had not the couraco to carry on
tho work which he had shared with his
friend for so many years. Ho had not been
In retirement lone when he was afflicted
with the disease which rendered him a
cripple for years and finally resulted in his
Mr. Pendleton possessed considerable
wealth, which, combined with splendid ap
pearance and accomplishments, marked
him as a. Sioclal leader. He was for years
the acknowledged head of some of the most
exclusive social clubs in this city. Of late
years Mr. Pendleton lived with his niece,
Mrs. Doctor Robert Carr Block. He was
unmarried and his only near relatives In
St. I.oui.s are Mrs. Block and a nephew. Al
BREWER BROTHERS SHOT.
J. Xorris Surrendered Claims
Dallas, Tex., July 9. A short time after
daylight this morning John and Edward
Brewer, brothers, were shot on their ranch
In Wilbarger County by B. J. Norrls. The
tragedy was the result of a disagreement
over business affairs. Norrls used a shot
gun, firing one load of buckshot Into each
of his victims. Ho claims to have acted In
self-defense, and surrendered to the Sheriff
Texas Crops Damaged.
Dallas, Tex.. July 9. The wind, hall and
rain of last night did serious damage to
crops and farm property around Dallas.
Many trees were blown down and small
buildings wrecked or Injured. Two business
houses were blown down and a freight car
blown off the Santa Fo tracks at Cedar Hill,
flftMn miles west of Dallas.
FOR WATER TESTS.
City Council Fails to Recommend
Amount Suggested in Appro
PAYMENT OF SHERIFF'S POSSE.
Ordinance Sotting Apart S!),''.r5
for This Purpose Is Introduced
No Provision Yet for
Streets Items Passed.
The general appropriation bill was consid
ered by the City Council In special set-sion
yesterday afternoon for two hours. The al
lowance for chtmical and bacteriological
tests of the water of the Mississippi. Illi
nois and Missouri rlcrs and that for ex
tension of waterworks. Including a small
amount which Coucllman Kratz feared
mlsht be Used for experimental filtration
work, were the subjects of principal discus
sion. Neither appropriation was recom
mended. The appropriations for parks and streets,
which were passed at the preceding incit
ing of the Council, when section 1 of the
bill was considered in committee of the
whole, were not taken up. It being impossi
ble to make out the appropriations for
those two departments before the Council
determines how mveh money can be rnIsHl
from all sources in addition to the amount
estimated by the Comptroller as probable
revenue through tho regular channels.
An ordinance was Introduced appropriat
ing Si?,3J5 from the contingent fund of mu
nicipal revenue for the payment of the sal
aries and expenses of the special Deputy
Sheriffs constituting the posse cotnltatus.
The temporary lighting bill was sent to
engrossment after Councilman Carroll had
been given an opportunity to criticise the
Hoard of Public Improvements by saying
that if common business sense had been
used In the letting of the contract secured
by the Kern company, the present tem
porary lighting bill would never have been
render d necessary.
Appropriations Heroin mended.
Tho Council then went Into eommitteo of
tho whole for tho further consideration of
the general appropriation bill. The mea
sure was taken up by paragraphs at the be
ginning of section 2, where the Council left
off at Its last meeting
The following appropriations were recom
mended: Fire Department. J.U29.M: Houao
of Refuge. U'0: Carondelet Park. JITS; St.
Louis Place, 27I; Commissioner of Sup
plies, $K3; Assessor and Collector Water
Rates. KS.Sv9.76; Water Commissioner's Of
fice. iXV.uCO; Cleaning levee and removlrg
obstructions. J12.O0O: Harbor and Wharf sala
rles and expenses. J13.C0O; Harbor Uoul. Jl
SX; repairs dykes, wharf and river bank,
$T.; street sprinkling, JlTI.TJl.S.
Tho appropriations for bacteriological and
chemical tests of the river water, lor Health
Department. City Dispensarj. stre'ts. sew
ers and parks were passed over until the
next meeting of tho Council, when It is pro
posed to have definite statements from tho
heads of the various departments concern
ed as to the actual needs for the year.
Mr. Carroll Sa Scleral Things.
Councilman Carroll stated In the course
of discussion of the question of filtration
that "it Is an established fact that all .ho
microbes In water are destroyed instantly
as soon as the water Is exposed to the air
by drawing It from a faucet." He said
that It Is folly to go any farther with the ex
amination of the city's drinking suppl, th it
everybody knoivs tho water Is all right and
that the suit against the Sanitary District
of Chicago Is puerile and boyish and should
be dropped at once. In concludlnng his re
marks Mr. Carroll said that tho appropria
tion asked for by the Water Department
for Us extension of works "Is large enough
to catch and hive every bug btweon St.
Louis and Chicago."
Mr. Carroll also had a controversy with
Assistant Comptroller Gabel In an etTort to
convince the latter that his figures estimat
ing the receipt of municipal revenue for the
present year are not correct. Mr. Carroll
was worsted In the argument.
Mr. Hodgr.s said that the Council had suc
ceeded in cutting off something like J."w.0i0
from the general appropriation bill, a great
part of which It could not legally cut oft and
which would have to be put back again.
Ho declared that It is his opinion. In order
to get monev for streets mid narks tin. .lit.
will have to pass ordinances turning into
tho treasury certain funds which are not
now available for appropriation.
Councllmen Richards and Schnell were ab
sent. The Council adjourned until this evening
at 5 o clock.
REPORT ON CITY'S FINANCES.
Comptroller Sturgeon's Amiual
Statement to the Council.
City Comptroller Isaac H. Sturgeon yes
terday presented to the City Council his
annual report of the city's finances for th
year l33-lsno. The report shows the total
rfi'fil? collections last jear to have been
I8.34Z....S.40 and tho total receipts of tho
treasury .ll,71S.ta. The balance In th
treasury April IL ISM. was J3.SSi.HLSl. making-
tho total to the credit of the treasury
durlng the year J12 S01.923.70. The disburse
njfnjs in the last fiscal ear were r.0,
. Ieav'ng a balance In the treasury on
April 9. 1900. of J3.7M.72L15. Deducting tho
balances standing to the credit of special
funds and accounts, there remains an un
appropriated surplus of JI.S1S.K3.7S belong
ing to the respective, revenue funds, as fol-
ii-i7.A co'- "iu Puu"c ueDt revenue.
EMj.0K.:; waterworks revenue, fcS.WI.3).
and harbor fund. JR 757.21.
Mr. Sturgeon gives considerable space In
his report to a discussion of the police law
and its effects. Estimates for the current
fiscal ear are also given, with detailed
statement of all revenue receipts and ex
penditures. When Yonr Eyes Trouble Yon
Consult Doctor Bond, expert optician, at
Mermod & Jaccard's, Broadway and Locust,
EXAMINATION FREE. Steel frames. Jl
and up; gold. J5 and up.
AS TO THE POLICE LAW.
Exchange Directors Will Discuss It
President O. L. Whltelaw of the Mer
chants' Exchange. In ("peaking of the sug
gestion of the June Grand Jury In regard
to a. new police law, said:
"The reporter for an afternoon paper
who called to see me evidently misunder
stood my meaning, as I told him distinctly
that it was a political matter, and. hence,
could not be considered by the exchange.
"Th e Board of Directors of the exchange
WIU hold their regular monthly meeting
to-morrow, and after the meeting adjourns
I will talk the matter over Informally with
the members of the board, but it will be
as Individuals, and not as officers of the
exchange, that the matter will be discussed.
"I will also see Mr. Walbrldge personally
In regard to the suggestion of the Grand
Jury, but the Merchants' Exchange bars all
political discussions, and the matter could
not be formally considered by the Board
Dining cars and sleepers.
St. Louis to Buffalo. New York and Boston.
Three trains a day via Big Four.
BILLET MILL RESUMED.
Employment Given Nearly
Jollct, III., July 9. The converter and Ill
let mill of the Illinois Steel Company re
sumed to-day and nearly n. thousand men
were put to work. The amalgamated scale
has not been Mened.but Indications are that
a apeedy settlement will bs affected and the
aula ksst steadily runnlng.
John Irvin of Marshall. Tex., Was
to Have Married a St. Louis
Girl Last Thursday.
MISSING SINCE TUESDAY.
He Had a Large Sum of Money and
Foul Play Is Feared His
Sweetheart Seeks in
Vain for a Clew.
John Irvin of Marshall. Tex., who was to
have b-cn married July 6. bus been missing
from tho home of his fiancee's parents since
Tuesday. July 3, and it Is fiarcd that he
has met with foul play.
Sunday morning Arthur Yurock of No.
1721 Carroll street called at the morgue, ac
companied by a young lady. He told Su
pirlntendcnt Ambruster that ho was look
ing tor John Irvin nnd asked permission
to view the bodies at the morgue.
When seen yesterday Yurock said that
the young lady, his slstcr-ln-law, whose
name ho refused to dlvulce. was engage!
to marry Iiin last Thursday. He had
called at her home on the South Side sev
eral times after arriving here from Fort
Worth, Tex., two weeks ago yesterday.
Last Tuesday he announced that he would
go to East St. Louis to cull upon the Broth
erhood of Railway Firemen, of which he
was a member, tn obtain passes to Phila
delphia for himself and Intended bride. On
Wednesday he telephoned that he was sick
In Eat St. Louis, and since that time noth
ing has been heard of htm.
"I cannot gie the name of the young
lady," said Mr. Yurock jesterday. "Irvin,
who formerly lived here, met her some tlmo
ago. He is a fireman, I think, on the Iron
Mountain Railroad, and lives at Marshall,
Tex. He belongs to the Odd Fellows' lodge
at Fort Worth. When he departed last
Tuesday he had quite a sum of money with
him, and It is my belief that he has been
foully dealt with. The last thing he said
before he left was: "Have cverj thing ready
by the time I get back." Irvin Is about
33 j ears old, about 5 feet S Inches tall and
weighs about 163 pounds. He has dark hair
and eyes. When last seen he was wearing
a black suit."
The East St. Louis police said yesterday
that they had not been notified of the case,
and. as far as can be learned, there Is no
Brotherhood of Railway Flrt men's head
quarters in East St. IauIs.
NO WORD FROM RUANE.
It Is Not the First Time He Has
Dropped Out of Sight.
The wife and relatives of Edward J.
Ruane of No. 3CC7 Finney avenuo have re
ceived no Information as to his wherea
bouts, but It Is thought that nothing serious
has befallen him. as he seems to have tho
habit of occasionally disappearing and re
maining absent for months at a time.
According to the statement of Mrs. Ruane
ho disappeared for a short time about seven
ears ago. Two days before Chrslmau, IK'S,
he again left home and was- not heard of
for more than two months.
"When the news was first brought ma
by a representative of The Republic Sun
day,." said Mrs. Ruane yesterday. "I was
very nervous and excited. In view of his
other disappearances I do not now antici
pate that he has met with foul plav. but
think that he will soon be heard from
again. I have not seen mv husband slnco
June. lSl'S. Our domestic life has not bten
nil that It should have been. Although the
children have written him frequently I have
not corresponded with him. omc time ago
1 wroto to him chiding him for not sending
me money, as I worried over the education
of the children. He replied about a month
ago. stating that he had saved considerable
money in his new position and that he
would be home the Fourth of July. He said
that he wanted to start life anew- and (hat
he would hereafter contribute to our sup
port. On July & his parents received a letter
from the Acme White I.ead and Color
Works of Detroit asking when he would
return to work.
"I then suspected that all was not right.
It is my opinion th:t h spent the money
which he hud saved, aril not having money
to pay his hotel bill and not caring to come
to SL Louis without the money, he simply
Wt the hotel. No. I have not notified the
Cincinnati police. I ftel confident that he
will he heard from In a short time."
By Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
find Diarrhoea Itemed v.
"I am sure that Chamberlain's Cnllc. '
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy at one.time
saved my life," says A. E. Ixifalette of
Gregory Landing. Clark County. Missouri.
"I was In such bad shape that the doctors
said I could not live. When I was at the
lowest ebb one of my neighbors brought In .
a bottle of Chimbcrlain's Colic. Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy nnd I took It and
foi instant relict. 1 soon got up and
around. That was nine J ears ago. and I
am still In good health. Since then that i
ineuicine nas aiway w-cn in my Iioue and
always will be. It is tho best on earth."
One Prospector Who Found Nome
As It Was Represented.
Seattle. Wash.. July 9. Two steamers, the
Charles Nelson and the Centennial, have ar
rived In Seattle from Nome, nnd two, the
Senator and Aberdeen, have sailed for that
destination. The NeIon brought tho latest
news from Nome, having left there June K.
She brought three passengers, E. L. Fied
ler, Doctor A. II. Smith and a man named
Fiedler, who Is a resident of Terre Haute.
Ind.. says that he believes that Nome Is
Just as good an It Is reported. In fits opinion
It is a splendid place for a poor man, as
any one who wishes work can find It.
At Peny River, he says, he saw men with
the crudest appliances washing out from J4
to tM a day to the man. Ho says that on
the beach he offered men JI an hour to
handle freight, and that many of them
laughed at him. Fiedler had rome down to
purchas-c machinery and supplies.
The Centennial reports that the barge
Skookum made the trip In good shape and
that her r.team launch did a good business
In Nome harbor. The Centennial had nino
Centennial passengers report that four or
five miles up and down the water front at
Nome It Is Impossible to mine, on account
of baggage being plied up down to the
They say roanv of the creeks are fabu
Doctor Smith, who returned on the Nel
son, was one of the4 charterers of the bark
Northern Light, which went north. At Cape
York the crew deserted nnd Indians were
substituted In their places. The latter got
drunk, tried to loot the ship, and with
difficulty were ejected. The ship was1 towed
to Nome, where her cargo of lumber was
disposed of at a handsome profit.
In Onr Basement Salesrooms.
Loimt Prictt in Amtri'afor Fine Good:
ELECTRIC READING LAMPS, from
tl7.:o to J2.S0. See them at Mermod & Jac
card's. BROADWAY and Locust.
RUMORS OF ANOTHER WAR.
Revolution Believed to Be Impend
ing in Venezuela.
Kingston. Jamaica. July 9. General Gor
slra. the Venezuelan Minister to Colomb'a.
arrived here yesterday on his way to Ca-a-cas
to report to his iJovernment specially
on the Colombian revolution.
He said another revolution Is Impending
In Venezuela, headed by Dactor Peitrie.
A private cable dispatch received here an
nounces that starvation practically exist at
Carthagena (Colombia) and that the rebel
General Urlbe was recently near BojotM,
th capital of Colombia-
BURNED TO DEATH,
Constantine Sacra's Little Brother
Played With .Matches and Her
Dress Caught Fire.
MOTHER WAS NOT AT HOME.
She Did Not Learn of Her Daugh
ter's Fata Until Half an
Hour After the Acci
Constantine Sacca. the 5-year-old daugh
ter of Francisco Sacca. a shoemaker, of No.
9K North Seventeenth street, was fatally
burned yesterday morning as tho result of
her dress being Ignited by matches with
which her 3-ycar-otd brother was plajlng.
The child was hurried to tho City Hospital,
where everything was done to save her.
but she died shortly after her arrival.
The children were playing In the back
yard of their home, and the mother left
them to go downtown. She was accom
panied by her sister-in-law, who staled
that Mrs. Sacca took care to lock up all
the mutches on the premises before leaving
the house. Apparently the children had
some In their pockets or found them some
where, as they started to make a fire In
Constantine and her little brother were
playing together, and It Is thought, from
the disconnected story told by the children,
that the fire which ignited tho little girl's
dress came from the matches which her
brother had In his hand. At all events, the
light gingham dress blaied up suddenly,
fearfully burning the child, who attracted
a neighbor, Mrs. Mary Coleman, by her
screams. In which she was joined by the
other children. A policeman summoned an
ambulance, which took the girl to the hos
pital, where she was found to have suf
fered burns In nearly every portion of her
body, her chtst and neck having the skin
burnt completely off. She died very shortly
after her arrival.
A pitiful feature of the case was the fact
that the mother did not know of the acci
dent until half an hour later, when she re
turned from downtown. When she learned
the news she Was completely prostrated,
and her slster-lu-law hurried to the hos
pital, only to find that the child had al
ready died and that her body was in tho
deadhou'-e of the institution.
WARRANTS IN KEELY CASE.
Authorities Undecided What to Do
"With John Julian.
It has not been definitely decided yet
whether John Julian, who was arrested in
Kansas City Sunday, will bo brought to St.
Louis', where he Is wantexl In connection
with the shooting of Detective John Kelly.
He Is held there on a charge of highway
roliL' ry. and the uuthorltiis here are of the
opinion that he will be more severely
dealt with there than here. Detective Jack
Cordell, Keely's partner, yesterday swore
out a warrant charging assault to kill
against Julian and "Ultly" Holden for the
attack on Keely. The warrant will be held
by tho authorities here In case It Is de
cic i to bring Julian here, either in tho
event that he Is released by the Kansas .
City authorities or ia discharged.
Chief of Police Campbell said yesterday
that he had not dcldtd yet what he would
do; that It would depend largely upon what
he heard from Karas City. If Julian is
not brought here a St. Louis detectivo who
Is acquainted with his record will be sent
to testify at his trial. The police want to
"settle" him on the habitual criminal
This Week's Offers of Stationery.
100 Calling Cards and plate, only tl.
ltj Calling Cards from plate, only c.
hi) shtets Imperial Writing Paper and M
Envelopes, choice of three tints, with two
letter monogram, for tl.
MERMOD A. JACCARD'S, BROADWAY
SEVERAL BIDDERS ASSURED.
Kelelting Itesidence District Light
ing Contract To-Day.
The Board of Public Improvements will
relet the contract for lighting the residence
district or the city at 12 o'clock to-day. The
following companies have taken out specifi
cations nnd blank bids, and it Is presumed
that they will nil lie bidders: MIssourl - Ell - ,
son. Laclede Gas Light, American Develop
ment. Welshach Street Lighting, and th
American Heat, Light and Power Company.
in auilltiun to the uoove. specifications nna
bids have Wen Issued to a clerk in the pres
ident's department. Board of Public Im
provements, for an unknown bidder, -and
Harry T Smith of No. 1312 North Third
street, representing nn unknown company,
has also taken out specifications.
The contract which l.s to be let to-day
calls for the commencement of the service
of lighting tho residence district of the city
by January 1. 1901. but provides for the com
mencement of the service over the whole
cr a part of the district before January 1.
190L If the contractor can arrange to do no.
If th lowest bid in this letting l. higher
than the bid formerly made by the Kern In
candescent Gas Light Company for the
same service, the city will look to the Na- (
uonai surety company, me surety or mo
Kern company, for the difference in the two
Go to Northern Michigan summer re
sorts via the Vandalla-PennsylvanU line.
Through sleeper leaves St. 1-ouU dally 1
p. m. Tor Pctoskey. Bay VIew,Wequetonlng,
Mackinaw City, etc Dining cars.
TRYING TO KEEP POST OFFICE.
Affton Citizens Call on Postal In
spector. A delegation of citizens from Affton. St.
Louis County, waited upon Chief Post Offlca
Inspector Georgo Dlco yesterday to petition
him not to recommend that the post office in
their town be abolished. The delegation con
plsted of George BowIps. John Aff, Frank
Weber and John H. Schnceberger.
The Affton citizens Informed Mr. Dice that
they understood one of his Inspectors hod
filed a report In which he charged that the
post office In Affton was being carelessly
conducted; that the report stated the en
trance to the office was through the saloon
of Postmaster John Alchen; that on a cer
tain occasion when an Inspector was pres
ent the mall pouch was left lying on the
floor of the saloon while some customers
were being served with beer, and that the
distribution of the mall was afterwards Inter
rupted when more beer customers entered
Mr. Dice admitted that he had such a re
port and that he had contemplated recom
mending the abolition of the office, but that
he would not take any action of this nature
for the present. Incidentally he Informed
the delegation that Postmaster Alchen's
resignation was now in the hands of the
Rent an Office In the
New Mermod & Jaccard Bldg., Broadway
and Locust. Finest offices, best location,
fireproof; 117.00 and upward per month.
HENRY VOTE'S BODY FOUND.
Apparently He Had Been Shot
Sherwood. Tex.. July 9. The body of Hen
ry Vote was discovered late yesterday In his
cornfield about SOO yards from hla house.
He had. according to appearance?, been dead
about three weeks, which would coincide
with the date of his disappearance. A bul
let bole through his head Indicated that he
hud been rhot from behind. As far as la
known be, had no ralatlves In AmeAoa.
Morning, Noon, Night and Midnight
TRAINS FOR CHICAGO
CHICAGO & ALTON RY.
Every Day in the
The Alton Limited.
Handsomest Train in the Vorld.
"Prairie State Express."
The new midday train with through
sleepers for Michigan and Minnesota.
"The Old Reliable."
Entire Evening in St. Louis.
Breakfast in Chicago.
YOU CAIN'T 7VUSS
A rail or boat connection in either city if you secure your
"THE ONLY WAY."
LEA & PERRINS'
psf Beware of Imitations
ft is highly approved for the very agreeable zest
which it imparts Li Soups, Fish. Game, Hot
and Cold Mots, Salads, Welsh Rarebits, etc
0. K. Harry Steel Works,
2333-35 Papin Street.
WHITE FOR PRICES AfD CATALOGUE.
LIVELY SOUTH SIDE FIRE
Sheds, Buggies and Horses Con
sumed by the Flames.
A number of sheds and frame buildings In
tho vicinity of Pestalozzl street and Jeffer
son avenue were destroyed by fire, with
considerable loss, yesterday morning. About
1 o'clock Policeman Fruin of the Second
District discovered flames Issuing, from the
one-story frame building at No. K13 Pesta
lozzl street, occupied as a carriage aud
wagon factory by Henry Schwink. The
building was totally destroyed, with three
buggies, which could not be reached on ac
count of the flames. The loss Is placed at
tl.S. An adjoining frame building at No.
K15 was destroyed, with a loss of CO-
The wind earned the flames to Joseph
I'een's home, a two-story brick dwelling at
No. 2S(2 Tex.is avenue, driving the family
from the house In their night clothes and
damaging the house about XJ0. The roof on
Lorenz Arnold's house, at No. Kll Pesta
lozzl street, caught fire, but was extin
guished with slight loss. A brick stable in
the rear of No. K13 Pestalozzl street was
burned to the ground and three horses were
Incinerated. There were also several wagons
and a. half dozen rets of harness In the
ctnbie. This damage Is placed at tl.500.
Henry Kahle. a teamster employed ubout
. the place, was asleep In the stable at the.
J time It caught fire. He narrowly escaped
' being burned to death. The origin of the
fire Is unknown. Only the prompt arrival
and hard work of the Fire Department
averted a disastrous blaze.
ASPHALT GOT TOO HOT.
o i T?osiilr tlii Stnnd-ir! Plint
- S l "' - le Bianu.iru J. lam
A quantity of asphalt which was exposed
to tho ras of the sun in the sheds of the
Standard Asphalt Company, at No. Kt
Gratiot street. Ignited yesterday morning
nn.1 for a tlmo the whole plant was threat- ,
ened. The fire started In the refinlnc deDart
ment. but spread rapidly to several barrels
of nsphaltum which were stored In the
building. In a remarkably short time the
-whole building wa ablaze. A double alarm
was sent In and the prompt arrival of tho
firemen saved the building from total de
struction. The damage Is placed at H.5G0.
A number of girls who were employed in a
candy factory across the street became
panic-stricken and almost ran over each
other In rashlns from the building.
VISITORS AT THE HOTELS.
W. J. Murray of Perry. Ok.
Is at the Lin
J. M. Maxwell of Dallas. Tex.,
ts at tho
J. S. Till, a newspaper man from Kahcka.
la ut th Planters.
It. A. Andrus, manar.r nf a department store
at tsprlnsileld. is &t the Southern.
Burr FUher of Bozeman. Mnnt.r C. E. nim.
mitt of Great Fall. Mont., and O. D. Pih.r
of Illrch Tree. Mo., members of tn Golden
Ku!a syndicate, are. at the Llndell.
J. Burnett Collins and Mrs. Collins of Fort
Worth are. at th Southern.
Oeonre B. LadJ. professor tn th Roll
School of Mines, la at th Laclede.
IL M. Capps of TaylorvT.le. HI., la at tha
J. II. Hopkins of Rot Bprlnra Is st the. St.
A. De Morris and Mr D Morris of Fort
Smith. Ark., are at the, Han-ers.
-Mrs. A. Dryden. widow of the lata Nat Dry
den of St Louie. Is at the Laclede, from San
Frederick Whltten of Macon. Ma. la at the,
Georre. If. Brnwn. better known In turf cir
cles as "Uicky" Ilrown. Is at the Llndell.
Mies Lucy McCord ot St. Joseph. Mo., la at
J. I Gordon ot Lexlnaton, Ma, a well-known
politician, la at the Laclede.
E. IL WlnMead. Mrs. Wlnstead and their
child ars at the St. Nicholas.
W. L. Reld of Fort Smith Is at ths Laclede.
Beat Ronte to Atlantic Seashore Re
aorta is the Vandalia-Pennsylvanla. Trains
with through sleepers to Philadelphia and
New York leave St. Louis dally at 8:44 a.
m.. 1:00 p. m.. 11:31 p. m. Dining cars
serve all meals Address J. M. Chtsbrough.
Ass't G. P. A.. St. Louis, for rates, time,
BROUGHT DOWN MUCH GOLD.
Klondike Bank Shipped ?GOO,000 to
Seattle. Wash.. July ".The steamer Rosa
lie has arrived from Lynn Canal with J8.
C0O In Klondike gold, consigned to the Seat
tle assay office by a Dawson bank.
nont 3Eoxrs9't TCbat
V aawttoaSST. nfsMifiiMnat) matrwm raWfw
bio. m. c otm, aaAXvrAonmaam, t. locis, ho.
Year as Follows:
9:00 p- m.
11:31 p- m.
8:00 a m'
Thix tlcaauuelaon eTery battle
JOHN DUNCAN'S SONS, Agent. New York.
Hay Bate Tie.
RINGEN STOVE CO
POSTMASTER PRIMARY TO-DAY.
Only Votes for Republicans Will
The majority of the Clayton Democrats
have decided to refrain from voting on th
postmastership contest. As has already
been stated In The Republic, the vacancy
caused by tho removal of Tostmasler Hud-
iii. is w mr iiiivti k n iJiiHiatj eieciiofi mis
afternoon because Congressman Bart hold t
feared that It would endanger hls chances
In the coming election to support any ons
candidate for appointment.
He accordingly had his trusted lieutenant,
F. W. Rauehcnsteln, call an election ar.t
will permit the patrons of the office to se
lect their Postmaster. In the call Mr. Raueh
cnsteln states that all patrons, regardless of
politics, will be permitted to vote, but that
votes for Republicans would be the only
ones that would count. For this reason th
Democrats feel that they are being dis
criminated against and say they will tak
no nart In a one-sided affair.
The candidates nre Doctor M. W. Caster,
the present temporary incumbent;; Otto
HlrzeL F. W. Sangulnet nnd J. F. Schabcrg.
Tho election will be held in the Countv,
Courtroom from 3 o clock this afternoon
7:30 o clock this evenins.
There's nothing; like it for It ts peculiar
to itself Hood's Sarsaparflla. Take It now.
DEAD SEAMEN FLOATED BY.
Some Corpses Stood Upright in tha
Philadelphia, July 9. Tha bodies of
number of drowned seamen, stlU clad la
their oilskins, wera passed last Wednes
day by the schooner E. E. Btrdsall. which
has arrived here from Fall River. Several
of tho bodies stood upright In the water,
and at first sight the crew or the BIrdsall
thought they were allvti.
All the bodies were drifting; seaward.
There was nothing on their clothing to In
dicate what ship they had manned, and it
is thought that the vessel broke up on tha
shoals between Shlnnecock, and Southamp
ton. L. L
K mlT our! ,
-, 12 roryourfamny-seomlbra f X
1 fflRES Rootbeer fc V
Kv? SI contribute mora to It than ssasal ' Jt
S tonsof tea and a gross c teas, .sssBa 7
KS S colons for Scents JB
lC 1rrita u f amlsss. .au l fcjj
s fna be IMA. STSBSVI