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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. AUGUST 12. 1900.
FROM ALL POINTS,
Baltimore and Ohio to Place Blocls
Signals Between Chicago
and Ohio Kiver.
MANY HUNDRED SEMAPHORES.
Installation of System Will Call
for Increase in Telegraph Op
erators Road for Hon
Chicago, Aug. 11. A complete system or
block signals Is to bo installed on all lines of
the Baltimore and Ohio Kailroad between
Chicago and the Ohio River. What Is
known as the Manual pattern of signal will
be uscd.and they will be placed at all impor
tant stations and at Intermediate points
where business If heavy. "When the work
shall have been "finished the road will be
equipped with several hundred of the sema
phores. "A block signal system will be established
on the lines north of the Ohio River, with
the object of furthering safety of travel,"
said an officer of the road. "The Baltimore
and Ohio lines north of the river have never
been equipped with these safety devices,
though the system south or cast of the river
lias been provided with them for several
years. The experiment on the eastern half
of the system has been so satisfactory that
the officers of the company decided to dupli
cate the signals north of the river. The
block signals do not particularly facilitate
the operation of a railroad that is, they do
not allow trains to be run any faster In
fact, they are impediments to fast running,
but by being obstacles to speed they are
conservators of travel. The primo and
really only object of the block is safety. On
a single-track road they are absolutely nec
essary. They will be used principally for
passenger trains that is, they will serve as
blocks to this class of trains and will be
used as cautionary signals to freight
The Installation of the block system on
the Baltimore and Ohio will necessitate an
Increase in telegraph operators, those now
employed being used to handle the signals.
The expense of the new system on the
lines west of the Ohio River will be about
Borne Advantnecs Gnlncil by the Mis
souri, Kansas and Texan.
The extension of the service of the Mis
souri. Kansas and Texas Railroad to
Bhervcport, La., promises to be one of great
benefit to that city and the section of
which it is the principal market. The
first freight train into Shreveport by the
new route was recently sent over the line,
and carried flour, coal, wheat and miscel
By its new connection Shreveport will be
brought Into clote contact with a large
area of Northeastern Texas, as well as the
Indian Territory, and its Jobbing and retail
trade will undoubtedly be greatlv increased,
while the possibilities are that It will be
come a much more Important lumber
center than it Is at present. But a few
years ago the Kansas City, Pittsburg and
Gulf, now the Kansas City Southern, was
extended to Shreveport, with the result
that it secured a direct route to tidewater,
e. very Important advantage.
With the Missouri. Kansas and Texas, the
city is now located on one of the most Im
portant east and west trunk lines, as well
as one of the principal north, and south
systems of the country.
HRIDGE AT LOUISVILLE.
rnrcliased by the II. fc O. S-W.. Monon
and Southern Hallways.
Official announcement has been made that
the Monon. in conectlon with the Baltimore
and Ohio Southwestern and the Southern
Railway, has purchased the Kentucky and
Indiana Bridge ard Terminal Company. The
price paid was $7,0M, the purchaser assum
ing the liability under a mortgage amount
ing to tl.WO.Ou), and given by the bridge
company prior to its going into the hands
of a receiver.
'The bridge property crosses the river into
Louisville at a point near New Albany.
The Monon will use this bridge for its
freight, but will continue to use the old
Louisville bridge for its passenger service.
The name of the bridge company has been
changed by the new owners to the Kentucky
and Indiana Bridge and Railroad Company.
F. S. Gannon or the Southern has been
elected president of the company, and Pres
ident McDoel of the Monon has been made
vice president. The joint owners expect to
spend Eome money upon the bridse prop
erty and put it in perfect repair.
Eastern Lines Mnklng the Govern
ment Pay AVell for Troops.
Eastern trunk lines have entered into a
combination for the transportation of
troops. Tho fact was evidenced on the
7th, when the Government officials opened
bids for the transportation of several bat
talions from tho neighborhood of Washing
ton to San Francisco. But one bid found
Its way to the Quartermaster's office, and
It was so high that the officials climbed on
the roof to see it. The bid was by the
Southern road, and offered to carrv tho
officers to Ogden for $47.10 each and the
soldiers for $40.69 each. From Ogden west
tho Southern Pacific will get J23 first class
and $1140 second class, making the rate
from Washington to the coast $70.10 first
class and J59.G3 second class. The difference
between combination and no compinatlon is
seen when It la known that the last bid for
the transportation of troops to and from
tho same places was $14.05 second class.
Interstate Commerce Commission
Men on the Lookout.
It Is reported that secret agents of the
Interstate Commerce Commission are in the
city for the purpose of securing evidence
against railroads for violation of the law
requiring airbrakes and automatic couplers
on all freight cars In service. Despite the
repeated extensions of time allowed the rail
roads to properly equip all their cars, quite
a number not properly equipped are to be
found in the yards of every railroad com
pany. Tho law prescribes a penalty of $100
tor the use of a car not supplied with air
brakes and automatic couplers. In cases
where cars are simply beine lorwarJed to
ehops to be fitted with the safety appliances
It Is not likely that any complaint would
be made by the Interstate Commerce Com
mission, but it la stated that willful viola
tions will bo punished to the extent of tho
Tennessee Central Construction.
The difficulties attending tho construction
of the Tennessee Central Railroad are re
ferred to by the Railway Review In an
elaborate illustrated article. The country
through which this road is to traverse Is
one of the most difficult for railroad con
struction. Already, however, about thirty
five miles have been completed. A number
of large bridges have been built, while a
considerable amount of tunnei work ts re
quired. The highest and longest bridge on
the line Includes 1.115 feet of wooden trestle
and about 400 feet of steel viaduct. Its
greatest height Is 124 feet. One of the tun
nels Is 900 feet long, and is excavated
through solid rock. The entire length of the
line Is to be 210 miles. It Is being built
by a company of which Jere Baxter of
Nashville Is president.
JIuy Elect T. K. Scott.
General Manacer T. K. Scott of the
Georgia Railroad, may become the vice
president of the Plant system. This Is tho
stor' afloat among- the Plant system people,
who tielleve that the nn.nt oinotinn nf Als
ton P. Plant to tho vice presidency of the
system is to hold pood for but a short time. !
Tho annual election of directors of the
Plant system will be held In tho early fall. .
5ut U ,!Lnyik?1" E0 Ul: story Boes.'that
Mr. Scott will then be chosen, as his con
tract with the Georgia Kailroad will not '
have expired. It i said Jlr. Scott was ap-
proached when S. it. Knott resigned, but It .
was discovered that he csuld not then get
way rrom the Georgia, as his contract
with that road will not expire until Jan- ,
nary L !
Erie ana AVentern In Trouble.
An alleged violation of the joint passenger
agreement is attributed to the Lake Erie
and Western and the matter Is to bo
brought beforo the Joint Passenger Com
mitted at a meeting :o he held soon. Ac
cording to report the Lake Erie and West
ern made an unauthorized rate for glasa-
Mill Lengths of Dress Goods!
Entire product of a New England manufacturer bought
at exactly 50c on the Dollar, and on sale to-morrow in
our basement! Lengths range from 2 to 10 yards and com
prise all colors, including plenty of black and dark shades.
Handsome Serges, Henriettas, Coverts, Nuns' Veilings and
many other popular weaves, at these quick-selling prices.
They'll cost at least 25 per cent more if bought later:
Lot 1 Pretty Nun's Veiling, in pink,
blue, cream, lavender, black, etc.-
regular 19c goods,
Lot 2 Fine Cashmeres, in all colors
and black worth fully 2oc in this
Waists and Skirts.
Extraordinary reductions for Monday. AH summer garments marked for
quick disposal, regardless of everything except our immediate need of room for the new fall
go:ds. A tour of all stores in St. Louis will not discover values that can even AP
Plaid-Back Material in Gray, Blue or Ox
ford, inverted pleat back, nicely finished seams and S rows stitching (1 Q A Q
at bottom sold elsewhere at 6.00 our price JtO
Handsome Taffeta Silk Dress Skirts (like illustration) with two plain ruffles
trimmed with rows of velvet ribbon good
fully 15.00 Monday
More Remarkable Bargains in Our
Cool, Airy Basement.
No matter how large the crowds attracted by these matchless offer
ings, you will now find our basement as comfortable as any other floor,
thanks to a new and effective system of ventilation whereby a current of
cool, fresh air is constantly forced through the entire space.
White Ooods Of good quality, in f .. Crash Heavy 18-inch Huck Roll-
fancy checks and plaids, worth 10c. J er Toweling, worth 8J-3C, at J L
India Linen 40-inch White "I'll- Lawns Fancy Corded and Q
India Linen, worth 20c, at. . . 1 , Printed Dress Lawns, worth 7c, at J ,
Long Cloth Splendid qualitv soft- Solid Colored Navy Blue Corded Lawns,
finish English Long Cloth, in 12-vard Lace Grenadines and Corded Batistes,
lengths-worth S1.75 from A'Q worth up to 20c (1-C
8 to 10, 12 yards for VOt choice U4V
Lawn All-Linen White Dress -1 ( Madras 33-in. finest striped '7I'
Lawn, worth 35c, at J C Madras Shirting, worth 25c, at.. C
Napkins Large linen-fringed Dinner Black Sateen 32-in. Solid Black Dress
Napkins, worth 1.25 per dozen, r - Sateens worth 15c, n ,
at, each J, nt C
wn21,1" Cm laU D5 "' Skirtings-Imported Duck Skirtings in
at per . ' ' ' 8 9C naV bluc striPe9 aud 87 mixtufes-
at, per oozeti .. ;?' imported to sell at 25c --
Table Sets-Fancy white cloth, 2 Monday at lUC
yards long, with red border, and one
dozen napkins to match, (h-f (Cf Muslin Good 36-inch Bleached (
worth 2.76--Monday, set.. qJl.VO Muslin, worth 7&C, at J,
Fancy Linens Hemstitched, embroid- Cambric Yard-wide Wamsutta Z
ered and open - worked squares and Mills Bleached Cambric, worth 10c. Qv
tray cloths, worth up to 75c, QCf nuslin Genuine Fruit of the Loom
at. eacn JJV yard-wide Twilled Muslin, Ti
Swiss Imported Dotted Swiss, having worth 12jC, at. Y1
white ground with pink, blue, lavender Sheeting Bleached Sheeting, 2 yds.
or yellow dots, worth 1 ( 1 wide anii wortu 26c Monday, as long
35c, at lA-t as one case lasts, -t ni r
Dress Linen Good quality 1 C per yard lt
Brown Dress Linens, worth 35c, at J t Spreads Large double-bed size Crochet
White Flannel Plain White 1f White Spreads, in Marseilles A.
Wool Flannel, worth 35c, at y t patterns, worth 90c, at, each . . . 0 " V
blowers from Indiana points to New York
and routed Its passengers In a way tint was
forbidden. The movement of clasoblowers
was a larso one, and all the railroads In ;
that territory were alter the uuslncs?.
The party In this case was routed over
the Lake Erie and Western to Sandusky
and thence over the Lake Shore to Buffalo
and from there to New York via the West
Rallrond for Ilonilurnn.
New York, Aug. 1L Sir David Wilson.
Governor of British Honduras, is in the
city on his way to London. He will sail
to-day for Liverpool. He has lived in the
tropics nearly thirty years. In speaking of
the purpose of his visit to England, he
"What British Honduras demands most
imperatively is railroads. For this reason
I am going to London to endeavor to ob
tain financial backing for a railroad run
ning from Belize, the capital and chief rea
port of our Crown Province, into the
neighboring State of Guatemala. The pro
posed road will be about 100 miles and will
connect with the chief lines of Guatemala,
Honor to a Train Dispatcher.
Texarkana, Tex.. Aug. 11. George Gelger.
sloln of the Kansas City Southern, at this
a I """-" "urn a sick oca to-Uay
"""" " ."inerai e:is. Tex., to re
gain his health. From there he will take a '
i-TiT "u"l"s -our 01 mo united States, tho
railroad company bearing all expenses and
I!" IiI? salary to run. The company
assumes this attitude loward him In testl-
?h 5-::er haa-beer-:
-w .uu(. ..,; tct;ivs wi.ii siuw lever.
Personal and Current Notes.
nr.S'ivCVanv: e?c1 Passenger agent
troiti uabash' left las- night for De-
r,f?hia2.SlJy'le.r' Be"eral passenger agent
n tner.!,t Luls and San Francisco, has
F'..IJ- p5elps' superintendent of trans
portation of the L. & N. system, with
headquarters In Louisville, was presented
with a J1.000 silver service by hia associates
and subordinates at Nashville. Mr. Phelns
.as,be,e.n assistant superintendent of the
Nashville division for many years.
Officers of the Oregon Railroad Com
pany have decided to begin construction at
once. Leaving the Oregon and California
bouthern Pacific at a point just north of
Klamath River the line will traverse a
Heavy timber belt north of that river and
2Jia a,rly direct route reach Klamath
.tails in the Oregon lake region. The es
timate of the cost is $2,151,000. The com
pany is bonded for $3,000,000.
The shipments of fruit to the North by
way of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St
Louis Railway have been extremely heavy
this year. During one day recently fifty
two carloads of melons alcne were "sent to
the Northern market, while during the
month of July 311 carloads of peaches 563
carloads of melons and thirty-seven car
loads of pears were carried.
W. G. Besler has been appointed super
intendent o the Lebanon division of the
Philadelphia and Readlns in place of A.
M. Wilson, resigned.
Section foremen on tho Grand Trunk
Lot 3 Four cases of Henriettas, in
various colors and black 29c is the
usual price in this
Lot 4 36-inch English Storm Serges,
in all colors and black well worth
30c Sale Price, per
Shirt Waists of fast-color percale in pink,
blue or lavender stripes, with French
backs and soft flaring cuffs re- "1 C
cently sold at 69c Monday, each. . I J t
An odd lot of Colored Percale Shirt
Waists previously sold at 75c ( J" -choice
of all sizes Monday at 2rf3v
Pretty Colored Shirt Waists of Percales,
Ginghams, Madras and Chambray some
plain, others prettilv trimmed original
prices were 1.00, 51.25 and 1.50 iQ.
your choice at rrv
Monday we offer you choice of any Col
ored Shirt Waist in our entire stock re
gardless of cost or former price many
of them originally sold at $3.00 fQ(
take your choice Monday at V O v
White Lawn Waists in newest styles at
the following big reductions:
S1.60 White Waists now... .-49c
.$2.00 White Waists now 75c
2.50 White Waists now 98c
$3.00 and 4.00 Waists now.$l.48
Wash Skirts of Linen Crash, Pique, Gala
tea, Coverts and Denims, trimmed with
braid or insertions formerly sold
up to 3.00 choice
100 new Rainy-Day Skirts of All-Wool
percahne lining worth
nro required to report to station agents
every morning the number of tramps seen
the previous day, with a description of
each one and the direction In which he
Statistics to August 1 show that 1,700
cars of peaches were handled by the three
systems of railways entering Savannah
the Central, the Plant and the Seabotr.l Air
Line. Of these, the Central, along whoso
lines are situated tha big orchards of Geor
gia, handled 1,43) cars. The ollleials ot the
Plant system estimate the shipment over
Us lines at between 150 and 200 cars, and
tho Seaboard Air Line is credited with 110
cars. The total, as stated, la about 1,700
cars of the fruit handled, making a train
nearly thirteen miles long up to August 1,
and the season is not yet over.
Those Who Received Certificates
for Life or for Five Years.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 11. As a result of
the examinations held July 31 to August 3.
1900, the Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion will issue State certificates to the fol
Life Certificates D. Walter-Potts, Litch
field; Harry C. Miller, Nokomis; M. L. Fritz,
Hardlnville; Mrs. Kate Chapman, Murphys
boio; Edward Lewis Blake, Carbondale; J.
M. Wood, Chicago; W. J. Sutherland, Ore
gon; Jesse J. Bullock, El Paso; Chas. Gott,
Atwood; Addle L. llealey. Streator; Nora
Mae Simmons, Joetta; John A. Strong,
Biggsvllle; Gertrude E. Ross, Fulton; Win
field Turner. Peoria; L. A. Fulwider, Peters
burg; G. W. L. Meeker, Petersburg; Thom
as J. Haney, Mechanlcsburg; Guy W. Bo
hannan. Chesterfield; Geo. C. Baker, Ham
ilton; Ely Laughlln, New Canton; .loslah
Main, Perry: Edward E. Adams, Taylor
vllle; Norman Bennett, Westfleld; Albert L.
Vollborn. Broadlands; Franklin L. Horn,
Stanford: J. D. Foueht. Effingham; John C.
Hall, Whiting, Ind.; Grant Thornton, Sa
dorus. Five-year certificates William Fry, Ma
roa; Stewart W. KIncald, Effingham; A. P.
Spencer, Bridgeport; Geo. S. Morris, Lov
ington; J. J. Ferguson, Palestine; Lizzie
Johnston, Hardlnville; W. H. Pylo. Stokes;
W. C. Burt, Palestine; Jas. A. Hodge, Dan
verp: Cella Mills, Fairman; Hugh A. Bone,
Sullivan; Edgar S. Jones, Cisco; James R.
Forden, Springfield; Chas. W. Yerkes,
Brighton; Harry A. Wood, Assumption;
Richard Linder. ArenzvHle; Harry G. Spear,
Grape Creek; Chas HL Watts, Phllo.
Fnnner Killed by a Train.
Qulncy, 111., Aug. 11. August Eberhart, a
farmer from near Maywood, Mo., while
driving across the Omaha, Kansas City and
Eastern Railway track this evening, was
struck by a passenger train and cut in two
under the wheels. Thp horses had just
crossed the track, leaving the wagon square
ly across the rails when the engine came In
contact with it.
IiOir Rates to Michigan and Wis
consin. Apply at Illinois Central City Ticket Of
fice. 218 N. Broadway, for cheap rates to
Michigan and Wisconsin points.
With every purchase at Grand
Leader we give FREE a ticket ad
mitting lady to seat in reserved
section at Suburban Garden good
for any matinee, except on Sundays
FASTEST OROWINO STORE IN AMERICA-BROADWAY and WASH1NQTON.
Lose Profits to Gain
Our buyers are purchasing immense stocks
of Fall Goods, for which room must be made
AT ONCE! Values, prices and profits are
all ignored tomorrow in a desperate at
tempt to clear out all Summer Goods at
Laces, Veilings, Etc.
In Basement Pretty Embroideries and
Insertions, formerly sold up to 10c, but
having become slightly soiled we close
them out Monday, at, per rt I -,
French Valenciennes Laces and Bead
ings, up to 1 inch wide, and really J" -worth
25c; Monday, per doz. yds.l jt
For Boys and Young Men 3d floor.
Crash Suits For Boys and Young Men of 15 to 20 A "
years of age; Monday's Special Clearance Price ) 1 S 3
Wash Suits For Boys of 3 to 8 years, made of fine Galatea, hand
somely trimmed and sold regularly at 1.50, 2.00 and O C
2.50; Monday QD
Coats And Coats and Vests made of all-wool navy blue and black
serges, and well worth 5.00; Monday, to close them tfjrt if
Good Muslin Gowns, Chemises, Um
brella Skirts and Drawers in new styles,
tastefully trimmed with embroidery and
laces worth 89c and 98c choice r A -Monday
Umbrella Skirts of fine muslin with
deep India linen flounce, finished with
emlfroidery flounce and dust ruffle
regular price 1.25 J P
Monday J v
.Infants' Shirts For ages up to 3 years,
made of silk with open fronts and pearl
buttons, intended to sell at 1.00 and
1.25, but as most of them are the least
bit imperfect we offer you choice S Q.
Monday at Uv
Ladies' Plain White or Colored Border
Handkerchiefs, also Men's Handker
chiefs with corded borders, worth
10c Monday in basement, each. .
rien's Seconds of men's fine Hem
stitched Linen Handkerchiefs with
pretty colored borders, worth up to
60c Monday, on main floor, -J A.
Talcum Powder "Arline" perfumed
3 boxes 10c
Soap Cocoa Castile large cake for 5c
Soap Cosmo-Buttermilk per cake, 5c
Tooth Brushes A sample lot worth
to 40c at 10c
Sachet Envelope Lundborg's 25c size
Perfume Triple ext.,fancy bottle, 15c.
Witch Hazel 6-oz. bottle for only 10c.
HOW MANDARINS OF
CHINA WAX RICH.
Makeshift System of Taxation
Which Permits of All Sorts
SALT MONOPOLY AN INSTANCE.
Government Sells It at Nine Times
Its Cost, but Is Robbed of
the Profit in Various
The Republic Bureau.
Hth St. and Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, Aug. 11. Owing to the fact
that there 13 nothing In the shape of an
annual budget prepared by the authorities
at Pekln, It Is impossible to arrive at any
but an approximate estimate of the reve
nues which are at tho disposal of the cen
tral and provincial Chinese Governments.
The Board of Revenue, which nominally su
perintends tho financial administration of
the Empire, simply makes an estimate of
the sums required for tho ensuing year and
then apportions them among tho various
provinces. The money Is collected by tho
agents of the provincial governments and
paid by them Into the provincial treasuries,
the exact amount required by the central
Government being then forwarded by the
Viceroy or Governor to the board at Pekin.
The balance of taxation remaining after this
payment has been made to the Imperial ex
chequer belongs, apparently, to the local
authorities, who do not seem to render any
account of the manner In which It has been
expended. An exception Is, of course, formed
in the matter of foreign maritime customs,
which are collected directly by the agents
of the Imperial Government, there being
also a few of the native custom-houses
which pay their levies without Intermediary
Into the Pekin Treasury.
The sources of revenue may be grouped
under the following headings: Land taxes,
grain tax. salt mona-eol. foreign maritime
A substation of the U. S. P. O.
Department has been established
on our main floor, where our pa
trons can obtain stamps, postal
cards, postal orders, registered
mail, etc., etc.
Main Floor All our prettiest neckwear
novelties, including Chiffon and Lace
Ties, Jabots and I'hncy Stock Collars,
sold originally up to S-.UU;
Fine Veilings, in black, cream and col
ors; actually worth up to 50c; -J A -at,
per yard 1UL
enables us to
offer these re
m a r fc a b I e
pay you to buy
now for future
36-in. one-light polished
Two-light with globe
Two-light fancy center, ( I Q
with globe rings $1.46 and ) 4,0
Three-light fancy centers with globe
riugs atS1.85, $2.85 tfjQ or
Gas Wall Brackets stiff , each . ... 19c
Gas Wall Brackets swing, each.. ..29c
per pair for 1.10 plain white
fluted Swiss Curtains, full width
and 3 yards long.
per pair for 1.25 Nottingham
Lace Curtains, 46 inches wide
and 3?i j-ards long.
QJ1 A A per pair for 1.50 Notting-
vpiVU ham Lace Curtains. 3
yards long and 54 inches wiJe.
$1 QOPer Pair for $2-60 Scotch
VP 1 J y Lace Curtains, 3J yards
lon ana bo menes wide.
7C per pair for 3.00 Scotch
Lace Curtains, 3K yards
long and bu mciies wide,
fft f If A Pr f',iiT 'nr 'i00 'fish Point
.Tk Til L.aco Ctirtlns. M Inches wide
ami 3!-, yjn.s loni;.
uer pair for fo.00 Irish Point
Lace Curtains, with opon-nor'it
customs, llkln (Inland transit dues), native
customs and land transfer fees, licenses,
special levies, etc.
Corruption In Yang-Tsc District.
A vast amount of peculation Is said to go
on in the Yang-tse provinces, which show
a greatly diminished revenue from this
source. The officials pretend that the land
Is still suffering from the devastation cre
ated by the Tai Ping rebellion, whereas al
most the whole of It has been reclaimed and
is yielding abundant crops. That Is, of
course, a more serious form of embezzle
ment than that tacitly encouraged by the
central authorities as It deprives the Im
perial Government of the legitimate tax.
Two provinces, Klang-Su and Che-Kiang.
pay tribute In rice. The local officials, m
order to make as good a thing out of it as
possible, collect the tax In copper "cash"
and then purchase the rice In the open
market as advantageously as they can. The
profit on the transaction finds its way, of
course, into tho pockets of the mandarins.
The farmers are the peoplo who suffer by
this method of collecting the tax, as they
are made to pay not only the price of
the grain, but tho extravagant cost of tran
sit to the capital and the fees incidental to
A large sum of money Is, in fact, squan
dered by those Provinces In transporting tho
rice to Pekin, everybody being concerned In
making as much out of it as possible. Tho
total amount of grain tax paid into tho
provincial treasuries Is estimated at 6,502,
000 taels, of which eum four-fifths reach
Foreign Salt Barred.
It has often been suggested that China
should raise additional lunds by permitting
the Importation of foreign salt, but the
Government has not seen it3 way clear to
Interfere with the enormous vested Interests
In the present monopoly.
The salt supply Is administered by the
division of the country Into seven principal
districts, each of which possesses the sole
monopoly within ita boundaries, and it is
not permissible to dispose of any salt out
side of the district in which it has been
produced, except under special circum
stances. Everybody is at liberty to manu
facture as much salt as he pleases, but he
is .obliged to tell It either to Government
officials or to licensed salt merchants. Thu
general system is, however, for the officials
of tho Salt Department to purchase the salt
from the producers and sell it to the
licensed merchants at a remunerative
The consumer Is made to pay for h!3
salt nearly nine times the price at which the
Government purchases it from the producer,
yet no more than a quarter of this enormous
profit Is stated as revenue that Is to say,
three-quarters of the gross profits on the
sale of salt are swallowed up by the ex
penses of administration, etc., a proportion
which, like everything else connected with
Chinese finance, can only be explained by
the coloasol dishonesty of the officials. The
A shipment just received from St. Gall, Switzerland, and on sale
for first time to-morrow, including a special assortment of handsome
Embroidered Spachtel Scarfs, yards long or 32 inches square, in
hundreds of new and striking styles and patterns. Two lots.
Lot 1 Embroidered Spachtel Scarfs, Lot 2 Embroidered Spachtel Scarfs,
worth fully 50c, at, f)A. worth up to 1.25, at, PA.
each ZyC each jUC
Doylies 2,000 dozen pretty embroid
ered spachtel Doylies, 7x: incnes, i
and worth at lenst 10c MonJay, AC
1,000 dozen embroidered Spachtel Doy
lle. In beautiful patlenn. 9x9 inches, r
and really north lc Monday. Uf
Embroidered Spachtel Doylies, 12x12
inches a splendid assortment of (
patterns worth 5c. at, I AZL
SfSa,e Best Summer Shoes.
The best products of America's foremost makers Ladies' stylish sum
mer shoes and Oxfords, superior in appearance, in comfort and in wearing
qualities. There has been some marvelous selling; here during the past
week the wonder is how such bargains can continue how much longer
is uncertain, but we are sure of these splendid offers for Monday:
Special From 8 to 9 A. M. Monday.
S5 pairs of Ladies' Sample Shoes, in one size only 4 A made of fine
tan kid and calf, in hand turns and
tops and Louis XV or military heels regular $3, 54
and $5 shoes only one pair to a customer and only for
the one hour, at, per pair
Women's $2.50 and $2.00 hand
turn Oxfords, of black or tan
Paris kid choice, per pair
Women's $2.50 and $2.00 black kid
Lace Shoes, with flexible soles
Women's hand-turn Oxfords, of
black or tan glazed kid, really
worth 83.00 per pair
Women's $3.00 black or tan Shoes,
in all the newest styles
choice in this sale at
Women's $4.50, $4.00 and $3.50
Shoes, either black or tan
50 rolls Extra Heavy Linoleum sold regularly (
elsewhere at 65c here f tL
Monday at ' '
100 rolls of Jointless China Matting you would think -4 V
it good value at 30c I 'y i"
our special price -
150 Handsome Brussels Rus;s, in room sizes - ( F
(9x12 feet), worth fully $18.00 7KI 1 k
Monday, each 11 A I J
For the Household.
V jfi-fl. " ''r"
Dinner Sets We have on hand a num
ber of sets in which some pieces have
become broken or a bit damaged these
sets sold regularly all the way from $9
to $17, but in order to close them out
quickly we offer you choice A Q
Monday at, per set $U VO
Cuspidors of good earthenware, with
pretty decorations worth A
29c, at lUt
Lamp Globes Large ones, handsomely
decorated and tinted in several designs
regular price $1.50 fi Or
Monday, each OVv
Alarm Clocks Guaranteed for r f
one year sola elsewhere at L0O i M C
our price. ..''''
total revenue from salt Is stated to be 13,
Dishonesty and Extortion.
An account of China's finances Is a sorry
story of dishonesty and extortion. It would
be imposlble to state what fraction this
meager revenue represents of the sums ac
tually collected by the officials, but there is
no doubt whatever that the greater part of
Chinese taxation goes to swell the private
lortunes of the Mandarins. For this statb
of affairs the system Is as much to blame as
tne individual. Credit should also be giver,
to the officials for the fact that a percent
age of their illegal exaction goe3 into the
expenses of the local administration. The
parsimony of the central Government has
been to blame In the first Instance. The
salaries and allowances awarded to the
provincial officials being totally inadequate,
the latter are left to make up the deficiency
as best they can. A few generations of this
absurd and Impolitic system have sufficed
to turn the whole Chinese administrative
body Into a seething mass of canker and
corruption, and to tnls alone may bo as
cribed the fact that the Government of
China is not one of the richest in the world.
CROWDS TO GO TO SEDALIA.
Bntlcr-Bryan Clnb AV'lil De There la
From the number of letters received at
Democratic headquarters in the Laclede
from organizations over the State, an Im
mense crowd will be present at Sedalla on
August 21. President Bruce Ludwlck of tho
Butler-Bryan Club declares he will tako
the whole club. 250 strong, to Se
dalla on that date. Other clubs all over
the Southwest and Central Missouri arc ex
pecting to attend in force.
At a meeting of the Jefferson Club Mon
day night the question of attending the
meeting in a body will be discussed and
decided. A large number of St. Louis
Democrats probably will attend the mei-t-
o,i'??a.ri?. F- s,chake- days. No. 4123 Chippewa;
atelcctatis pulmonum. ko,
James J. i-ninips. 23 years. No. 3300 Paee-
accident. s "
scc-s""1 Davls' "8 'eara- No- 33 Folsom; ab
sllluiU3t Strickc M Vears. No. 2312 Palm; ton-
Jjmes H Denlns, 71 years. No. 42K Cook
Rancrene of foot. '
mui A. sjchmlat, 2J years. No. 1313 O'Fallon
acclncnt. .?J.IVl5cr .F-,.Gaene' " J'6313' Xo- 33H North
Ninth: heart disease.
Murtln ileltianu, 33 years. No. 2102 Warren
Kdnaid O'Brien, $ months, No. HOI North
Uertha Whitlow, zi yeare, near Hannibal. Mo.:
Homer Hoekstre. 33 years. City Hospital: ac
cident. DavM L. Myerscough. 2 years. No. 4430 Swan:
Louisa Gates, 67 years, No. 2803 Thomas; pneu
Carl Ilelder, 30 years. No. 1314 Ifluioh; con
Mary Dauphin, 1 year. No. 1S03 South Ninth:
Matilda. Stobbe, 2S days, No. 2923 Chlpptwa:
joiepu Bmocriana, 11 years, city Hospital;
Mats Pretty embroidered Spachtel
Mats, 16x16 inches worth 0 C
50c, at, each tJt
Squares 24-inch Imported Spachtel
Squares worth 85c, at, C A
Dresser Sets Consisting of scarf 1
yard-t long, one inatl21nrb.-s square, and two
doylies 7 in. square. QOr f Zr CO
three lots at. par set.7 0t, I Jl, J7l
Goodyear welts, with cloth or kid
All 1-1UL11 Ul &IU
Roach Food Petennaa'sRoacn
Food sure death to 1 A
roaches, at, per can, 20c aI vt
Brooms 3-string Brooms -f A
worth 29c, at. ls
Filters Little Brown Jng Fil
ters regular price A A
f size, witn pillow.
fringe, worth 7 A
1.35, at.... VC
ening regular price
Croquet Sets With 4
balls worth C C
89c at JJ L
Professional Sets, with 9-in.
mallets, worth $3.00, for $103
ST. LOUIS ORGANIST ABROAD.
George Allaway Wins Honors in
George Allaway, a St. Louis boy, has at
tnlnd considerable) distinction In England
hB an organist.
Mr. Allaway has been made an "Associate
of tho Royal College of Organists of Lon
don." and has also been appointed assistant
organist and choirmaster of tho historic St.
Peter's Church, at Eaton Square. London.
George Allaway is the son of IV. J. Alla
way of No. 30S7 Minerva avenue, a promi
nent member of the Merchants' Exchange.
He was born In St. Louis and received his
education In this city. When quite a small
boy he showed a remarkable talent for
music. After spending some time in study
he became a pupil of Professor Darby, or
ganist of the Christ Church Cathedral.
Three years ago he went to England and re
ceived Instructions from Professor Huntley,
the well-known London organist. Sines
that his advancement ha3 been very rapid.
Republican Hoist a Flair.
A flag-raising was held last night by the
members of the Flory-Flemlnj Club at
Webster. The ftaff w thrown to tha
breeze at Lockwood and Gore iveautf, lav
rat isuc&m -ran wuOtk . . .
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