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anniversary of the founding of the Order of
the Sacred Heart will be celebrated In this
city November Zi. Preparations are already
being made. There will be spiritual exer
cises and Instruction with the exposition
and benediction of the blessed sacrament
on November IS, 19 and 20. November 10. is
the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed
Virgin, and the services will be particu
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. union of the four counties of Johnson, Wil
liamson. Pope and Saline came to a close
at Stonefort to-night. During- the day
speeches were made by Judge Williams of
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AND TRIED SUICIDE.
Mrs. Garret Schmidt, an Invalid,
Leaped From Second-Story
Window at Alton.
SUSTAINED TERRIBLE INJURIES.
Kiglit Leg Fractured in Two
Places, Right Arm Broken
and Hurt Internally
Lives in Gillespie.
Mrs. Garret Schmidt of Gillespie. III., at
tempted to take her life at the residence of
William Busse in Alton yesterday afternoon
by plunging headlong out of a second story
window to the pavement, tw.enty feet be
low. She escaped death, but sustained fractures
of the right lg In two places, a shattered
right arm, as well as Internal Injuries
which may prove fatal. Mrs. Schmidt was
taken to St. Joseph's Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt have been visitors
et the homo of Mr. Busse, on Third street,
for several days. In hopes of improving"
Mrs. Schmidt's health. Yesterday morning
the patient was Informed that a surgical
operation might have to be resorted to
within a few days to secure the desired
At this suggestion sho appeared to grow
despondent, from which condition she did
not recover as the day passed. In the
aft.'moon about 4 o'clock, while conversing
with Mrs. Busse In a room on. the second
floor of the Busse home. Mrs. Schmidt sud
denly walked to the window and plunged
headlong Into the street. Mr. and Mrs.
Schmidt are well-known residents of Gil
lespie. $7.00 Mackinac and Itetnrn 97.00,
Ma Clover Leaf Route, going Septtcmber 10.
D. L. Smith Commissioned.
Jefferson City, Mo., Sept. 8. At the re
quest of Adjutant General Bell, Governor
Stephens to-day Issued a Captain's com
mission to Professor B. L. Smith of Went
worth Military School, with rank from
OREGON STORY TOLD
BY MAN ABOARD SHIP.
Vessel Stranded During a
Heavy Fog in the Grave
yard of Ships.
NONE SPOKE AT THE TIME.
Every Man Remained True to
His Post Through the Long
and Dangerous Night.
On the last day of June the cable an
nounced: "U. S. S. Oregon lost on uncharted
rock oft the coast of China."
The Oregon was not lost, as everybody
knows now, but tho great battleship, the
prido of the American Navy, had a very
Just how narrow was her escare 's told
In an interesting account of the Incident by
Lieutenant J. It. Smith of the Oregon, .viio
participated In the efforts of tho crew to
save the gallant warship.
Bl LIEUTENANT J. It. SMITH.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Kure, Japan, Aug. J. The Oregon, bulldog
of the American Navy, monster sea fighter,
famous the world over for her record trip
from the Golden Gate around Cape Horn to
smash Cervera, will soon be her own old
Back run the memories of men to that
night of June 23. when the great battleship
thrilled from end to end, more shocked by
contact with a reef In Chinese waters than
ever she had been by all the rain of shells
that had been poured upon her from Span
It was a calm night, heavy with fog. We
were going along easily and slowly. Wo
had passed Into the Yellow Sea on our way
from Hong-Kong. AH was well.
We had kept up to our average of eleven
knots an hour. Now we slackened up a bit
under the heavy fug.
Wo were in those waters three miles south
of How-Ke light, designated on the map as
the Gulf of Pechlll.
Perhaps we were a bit more silent than
usual. Even to the svafarlng man there Is
a certain depression atout n sea wrapt In a
fog. In a storm there are elements one can
tight. Ho can steer clear of tho wind, he
can lash himself to a mast and sing merrily
of the sweetheart he left behind. Ho can
wrap himself from the head to tho foot In
rubber against a downpour of water, what
ever Its strength, take a sip of grog and feel
as merry as a King. But against fog he's
powerless except for his compass, and he
We were In those waters that have been
called the "graveyard of ships."
The Grave ard if Ship.
Fomo of us had heard the saying and re
The "graveyard of ships!"
It hasn't a merry sound to those that
know what It means. To the average land
lubber it might sound like a foolish super
stition such as he credits us with as regards
Falling on Friday or carrying a corpse. But
there's mighty little superstition left when
one knows he Is In shallow waters where
the rocks are as plentiful as the fish.
Our crew was the biggest we had had on
board for many a long day. In addition to
our regulars we had 1H sailors and marines
brought to Hong-Kong from Manila by the
We knew that we were bound for Taku.
We had been out six days and were near
enough to be thinking of casting anchor at
the scene of hostilities.
The greatest battleship of all America was
In danger, powerless with her sixteen great
furnaces, her doubla pet of engines, her two
propellers, her 10,000-horse power, tho sevtn-teen-Inch
armor on her barbettes, her bat-
FROM ALL POINTS
Vice President Stubbs Says That
H. E. Huntington Will" Suc
ceed His Dead Uncle.
NEW MANAGEMENT PLANS.
Santa Fe's Switching Charge Mis
souri Pacific Oflicials Three
L's Victory New Illinois
Ban Francisco, Cal., Sept. 8. Third Vice
President Stubbs of tho Southern Pacific
Company has returned from New York.
Mr. Stubbs is of the opinion that II. E.
Huntington will be elected president of tho
"In view of Charles II. Tweed having
been made chairman of the Board of Di
rectors," remarked Mr. Stubbs. "I take It
to be the Intention to have a president who
will reside on this coast, and who will have
active management of the property, leaving
Chairman Tweed In charge of financial and
other affairs In the East. I see no reason
why the directors should go outside of the
company for a president. In view of II. E.
Huntington's Intimate knowledge of the
company's affairs and his ability."
Xo Itnllwmy In the Sooth Una Made a
No railroad in the South has made a bet
ter showing than the Southern Hallway.
This company's mileage la increasing from
time to time, and on Juno 3D, 1KO. it stood at
6,431 miles, as against &.90S miles a year
earlier. The principal nccesslons were the
Atlantic and Danville, 32 miles; the North
eastern of George, thirty-eight miles, and
the Carolina Midland extension, from Cayce
to Perry, S. C. thirty-one miles, besides
trackage an other roads In South Carolina
aggregating eighty-eight miles. The aver
age number of miles operated In the year
1SS3-1900 was S.S06 miles, as comoareJ with
6,377 miles the previous year.
The Income accounts of the last two years.
Including in each the mileage actually oper
ated, compare as follows:
Grots earnings K1,:jO.S7-1
Operating expenses and
Other Income ..
Total net: lneoma 1 9.6.SS."f?3
Fixed charges 6,770.977
N'et dlilslblo incoma X Z.17."t
Surplus I 1,117,-m $ K1.C13
For purposes of comparison tho annual
report Just Issued gives statistics of earn
ings and expenses for the average mileage
of 6,222 miles In both years. Including sub
stantially the lines operated during the year
just ended. This statement shows the
changes in earnings and expenses for the
same properties unaffected by the additions
to the mileage. The exhibit In question is
Gross earnings W!.,CT JK.6SS.lsa
Opermtlnc expenses U.tn.447 l.12e,87s
Net earnings . 9.369,423 X S,W9,3&4
Of the gain Jiero of J3..VM.W0 In earnings,
$3,215,000 accrued in the freight department,
in which the advance was IS per cent. The
increase In all earnings was 12.65 per cent,
in operating expenses 14.14 per cent and in
net earnings 9.34 per cent.
The net divisible Income reported aa above
for 1909 Js equivalent to 4. S3 per cent on the
preferred stock, on which 3 per cent was
paid. But operating expenses were heavily
H0WTHE MEN FELT
ABOARD THE OREGON.
Wo knew we were In tlio
yard of Shifts."
Every time the ship struck It was
like a knlfo to our hearts.
All night we hoped and prayed.
No one left from below until forced
by tho flood.
Each ono of us buckled on a life
Thcro wcrn't three words ex
changed among us that night.
The day and the hour will never
fade frcm our memory, but, thank
God, the great battleship Is alive to
go wherever America's flag may need
support. Story of Lieutenant J. It. A
tery and her brcech-loadlng rifles, against a
reef In the sea.
The moment of that realization was terri
ble. Each one of us roso to his feet. If ho
was not already on them, Impclltd to do
The ship tossed and struck and tossed
Every time It struck It was like a knife
In our hearts. Wo knew that each blow
might mean destruction to the greatest and
test-beloved of navy bulldogs.
All nlsht we hoped nnd prayed. Mean
while, wo worked and Investigated. Col
lision quarters had been sounded, and every
man was at his station as quietly as If
at drill. No one left from below until forced
by the flood.
All the water-tight doors had been closed
Immediately, but as Is frequently the case,
very few held water. In les3 time than It
takes to writhe It, every compartment for
ward of the tire room bulkhead was flood
ed. The great battleship had settled down
on the rock as if on a bed of down.
Investigation had shown us a rent In
her bottom on the port side fully twenty
live feet long and about throe wide.
Tho water was up to berth deck, and wo
had a list to starboard of 10 degrees.
Wo began to pump against a fato that
Each one of us buckled on a lifebelt.
At any moment our ship, tho greatest In
all the world, misht have to be abandoned.
Fearful Mglit Spent in Mlrnce.
There weren't threo words exchanges
among us that night.
Fortunately, a wrecking company was at
work within a few miles of us on u, Jap
With their assistance wo came to a full
realization of the Oregon's position.
Sho was Impaled on a submerged, pinnacle-shaped
rock about twenty-five ieet
high, rh-hig out or very dep water. It lay
northward of the Mlau-Tau Islands, where
rocks form one or the great perils of navi
gation. We understood now why the local
ity had been named the "graveyard of
The Nanchang, chartered at Che-Foo by
the Captain's orders, at last arrived to give
us new hopes.
We had struck June 29. July 1 a hawser
was passed aboard the Oregon and the Nan
chang was towing us. Tne next dav tho
British cruiser Endytnlon added her efforts.
At 1.35 p. m. July &-the day and the hour
will never fade from tho memory of him
who writes this the Oregon floated off her
rocky bed of her own free will, having been
repaired on a comfortable Iedso of rocks to
which she was toned by the steamer tnd
tho British cruiser.
A half hour later she was anchored In
19U fathoms of water, safe as though she
were in an American port built to receive
A few days later, by the blessing of God.
she lay In Hope Sound, whero her holes
were planned over uy uivers.
And now she Is In the Japanese naval
dockyard, from where sho will go to takr
part In the Chinese campaign.
The great battleship that traveled H.OCO
miles to be In at the death of Cervera's
fleet Is allvo to co wherever America's flag
may need support.
overcharged for permanent Improvements
nnd addition!. For maintenance of way
the outlays a erased J7W per mile of road
for tho averago mileage operated, for re
pairs and renewals of locomotives JI.118
each on the number at the close of the
J ear, for repairs and renewals of freight
carjt J70 each, and for repairs and renewals
of passenger cars $919 each. On the whole,
nbout J1,5jO,CO) appears to have been put
Into additions through operating expenses,
as compared with a similar appropriation of
H.OW.wo In lKtf. Making allowance for these
disbursements tho earning power of the
Southern Railway In the fiscal year 1
may be estimated conservatively at the full
u per cent to which the ftiflfito.QCO preferred
stock haa claim and somo 1 1-3 per cent on
the J120,0U0,(X of common stocl:.
MISSOURI PACIFIC OFFICIALS.
Vice President 'Warner nt Homo and
Mr. Hnrdlng Sot III.
Vice President C. G. Warner of the Mis
souri Pacific-Iron Mountain systems ar
rived at headquarters yesterday, arter an
extended vacation in tho East. Mr. Warner
looked to be tho picture of health, his skin
was tanned to a rich hue, his eye; were
bright and he looked as fresh as a snow
capped billow on a summer sea. Freight
Traffic Manager Stlth was scaled opposite
to him when The Republic man was ad
mitted, nnd asked Innocently:
"Mr. Warner, have you heard of tho For
He smiled, asked hlmelf. " it are the
wild waves saying?" winked at Mr. Stlth
"I always wait for you to get tho news.
I mean you boys of the press."
The craft," chimed In Mr. Stlth.
"Yes," continued Mr. Warner: "the boys
of the press fix up all of our appointments
nnd then como around and ask us to confirm
them. Where did this announcement como
"Then It must be true," and everybody
In short, Mr. Warner admitted that ho
knew nothing more of the rumor than had
been published In the newspapers, and was
noncommittal when It came to expressing
an opinion on any contemplated changes.
The report sent out from Toledo that Vice
President and General Manager Harding
had been taken seriously 111 and was con
fined to bed there caused considerable sur-
Jjriso at headquarters and among his friends
In St. Louis. A number of Inquiries were
made at his office In the Equitable build
ing In person and by telephone, to all of
which Chief Clerk McLean was fortunately
enabled to reply. He had pent a dispatch
early In tho da;", asking Just what Mr.
Harding's condition was, and received an
answer to the effect that the report wa.s
exaggerated. Mr. Harding had become sud
denly sick frcm something ho had eaten,
but It was nothing serious. He expected to
be out yesterday afternoon and leave To-
U'UU i!l dl. iJUUIS ill HIV cvcuiiit, ui EU1UU
Conductor Who Slay Strike.
Some of the conductors on the Canadian
Pacific object to tho plan of auditing or
checking their Recounts on the train, which
Is as follows, according to a correspond
ent of tho Toronto Globe: "At a given mo
ment two men present themselves to a con
ductor on the train and ask him to glvo
up all his tickets, vouchers his whole
equipment. AH this Is put under seal, and
the passengers, while the train Is In mo
tion, are asked individually by the check
ers to produco their tickets, or the receipts
they may have got for the same from the
conductor. Comparison is then made be
tween tho evidence offered by the passen
gers and tho equipment of tho conductor,
with tho object of seeing If both agree.
The conductors have complained that this
system. In Its working. Is mortifying, as It
Is worked In the presence of the passen
gers. At the end of tho Journey, when the
passengers had left tho train, there would
be no objection to an examination ot tho
conductor's equipment, but, of course, with
the absence of the passengers the test
would not be complete, and the audit Is In
tended to guarantee absolute honesty on
the part of the conductors. This system
was formerly in voguo on the Grand Trunk
Xew Illinois Line.
Springfield, III.. Sept. 8. A license to In
corporate was Issued to-day by Secretary of
State Itose to the Toluca, Marquette and
Northern Railroad Company with head of
fices In Chicago, and a capital stock of $100,
000. The new railroad Is to he constructed
from Toluca, in Marshall County. In a
northerly direction, through the counties of
Marshall and Putnam to Marquette In
Bureau County, with branches east, west
and north to the boundaries of the counties
through which it passes.
The first Board of Siraetsra la composed
of tho following: Charles J. Devlin, E. An
derson. J. W. Thornton, Henry Duggnn,
James E. Porterrkld. J. S. Wylle and Wil
liam A. Stevens. The incorporators s.re:
Charles l)oIin of Spring Valley, E. Ander--on
of Marquette. J. W. Thornton of Mag
nolia, Henry Du'Kan. James E. Forterfk-ld,
William W. TwM and D. M. Wood of
Toluca and J. S. Wylle and William A.
Stevens of Davenport, la.
three i's hearing.
Eastern Trunk Lines Ailjimt ft Clnlm
for Itate Division.
New York, Sept. 8. At the last of a se
ries of freight traffic conftrences between
oflicials or the Trunk Line and Central
Freight associations, which have been go
ing on for the last week at the rooms of
the Trunk L.ne Association, the matter un
der discussion was the application of the
Indiana. Iowa nnd Illinois Kailroad, gener
ally known as "Three l's," for a revision
of tho distribution of rates percentages on
through rates between New York and the
Mississippi Itlver over Its lines.
A few years ago the percentage of tho
"Threo l's" on this through rate was ma
teriallv reduced, because It was agreed that
Its mileage did not warrant Its getting such
a percentage on through business. The
road, however, claimed that this reduction
had been too radical and that It was
now getting less than It should as its
share of rates on through buslncs.
Accordingly an opportunity wa given to
tho road to pres T.t arguments before a
meeting of the tr.itllc olllelals Interested.
Alter some discussion It was finally decided
to raise the "Three IV " -fiiare of the rate
division from 1 to 3 per cent, taking effect
November 1. . ,
Tho meeting was presided over by Chair
man Goddard of the Trunk Line Associa
tion and was attended by the tamo repro
tentntive3 of the various lines who were
present at the previous conferences.
Assistant General Punscnster Agent
ClirnbroDRli TnU Exception.
Assistant General Passenger Agent John
SI. Chesbrough of the Vanaaua-rennsyi-
vanla lines takes exception io a. yiyura-.
made by the citizens of Pittsburg, wnicn
was reproduced In yesterday's Kepubllc.
The article Attempted to show that the
Pennsylvania was not giving proper service
between Pittsburg and St. Louis. Mr. Ches
They leave out of their statement tho
best train we have from Pittsburg to fat.
Louis and a train that is exceedingly pop
ular and highly commended by the business
public, namely, the train that leaves Pitts
burg at 8:15 p. m. ar.d arrives at St. Louis
ot 12:06. noon. The complete service Pitts
burg to St. Louis Is as follows:
Leave Pittsburg 1 a. m.: arrive St. Louis,
6:40 p. m. Leave Pittsburg, 4:43 a. m.; ar
rive St. Louis, 9:40 p. m. Leave Pittsburg. S
a. m.; crrive St. Louis, 7 a. m. Leave Pitts
burg. S:15 p. m.: arrive St. Louis, 11X6 noon.
Through sleepers and dining car service
on the 1 a. m.. 4:43 a. m. and S:15 p. m.
trains out of Pittsburg.
"What on earth would they want with
through cars on a train that leaves Pitts
burgh at 9 In the morning end gets into St.
Louis at 1:44 In the morning?"
Speclnl Sent Wu Eay-
Tho effort made some time ago by the
railroads to prevent ticket scalping by using
nn elaborately designed special seal was a
complete failure. According to the testl
moncy of Gerrlt Fort.the ticket brokers were
able to obtain an exact duplicate of the
seal In two hours by having the stamp on
the tickets clectrotyped. When It was dis
covered that this) wis being done the rail
road? Immediately abandoned the scheme as
useless. Now thy aro ulng the specially
prepared patented paper with water col-rs,
but even this may be counterfeited. The
time will come when they will quit selling
round-trip tickets, and then the brokers "will
have no show.
Great Northern Method.
St Paul. Minn.. Sept. 8. Controller Far
rlngton of the Great Northern has Just re
turned to St. Paul from an Eastern trip.
His mlaslon as understood was to look over
the annual accounts of the Baltimore and
Ohio. President J. J. Hill has some per
sonal holdings In tho road. His Investments
aro not believed to ha very large, nor are
they, as far as known, in the name of the
Great Northern. So Mr. Fariington was
sent East as Mr. Hill's representative "to
Introduce Western methods" Into the audit
Grain Snitching CiinrRe.
Chicago. Sept. 8. A commltteo from the
Knnsas City Board of Trade conferred with
officials of the Santa Fe system hero to
day concerning the J2 switching chargs on
grain cars at Kansas City. The Santa Fo
oflicials agreed to discontinue the chargo
Peraonnl Rnil Current Xotea.
Assistant Secretary Frank Irland of tho
Missouri Pacific has returned to headquar
ters. Assistant General Passenger Agent D.
Bower3 of the Chicago and Alton has gone
Earnings of the Monon road for the
fourth week of August show an Increase of
S14.796: for tho month, a decrease of J1.C63;
from July 1, a decrease of $19,229.
Once more the presidents of the Eastern
roads have Issued orders that the cutting of
freight rates earthound from Chicago must
cease. There Is llttio prospect of the order
being more respected than previous ones of
Gross earnings of the Chicago Great
Western Railway for the fourth week of
August show an Increase of 31.276 over the
corresponding week last year, making a
total Increase of $41,010 for August. The to
tal increase since the beginning of the fiscal
year. July 1 to date. Is $93,539.
Tho Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe has
contracted for about $l,0ro.CW of new equip
ment, to be delivered by November 15. There
IGE CREAM for HOT DAYS.
LEADS THEM ALL.
Down and the balance weekly or monthly gets the Genuine Quick
Meal, G-hole Steel Range, and the price for 6-hole is 528, $30 and
$33, set up complete ou above terms.
I have sold hundreds of the Quick Meal Ranges and I give you
my personal guarantee that there is no range equal to it for baking
qualities, economy of coal and durability. Come and let us show
you the difference between a good range and a poor one
There is no humbug or trickery about my business.
I have five floors full to overflowing with beautiful Furniture,
Carpets, Lace Curtains, Portieres. Mattresses, Iron Beds, eta, and
I will cheerfully sell you a small bill of $5 or more on credit, ov I
will furnish one room or more on terms to suit you.
BSr"AlI goods marked in plain one-price figures whether you need
a nice watch or some nice furniture CASH OR CREDIT.
will be fourteen dining cars, costing $11,000
each: two composite car.". J7.7u0 each; twenty
px"seriger engines, at J14.X each, and iJO
refrigerator car., to cost $SS0 each.
In some quarters It Is feared that the
scalpers will be the greatest beneficiaries
of the determinitlon of the Chicago and
Eastern Illino's to-perrnlt Individuals travel
ing on party tickets to make the return trip
alone. The suggestion is made that .h- ac
tion of this road will hasten the day when
round-trip tickets will be done away with.
It Li announctd that the Pennsylvania
system of police patrol for the abatement
of the tramp nuisance will be extended to
tho Panhandle. So great has become the
extent of the nulnce that 19,000 tramps are
said to ride on the railroads of the I'nlted
States every day. and the problem of how
to do away with them Is becominit one of
Increasing Importance. It Is declared that
the Pennsylvania syttem Is the best solu
tion which has yet appeared.
The Denver and Rio Grande charged
direct to profit and lo-w the cost of the
1.000 standard-gauite freight cars boUKht
during tho last llscal yeir at the price of
(321.714. To the same account was charged
J2C.CD1 of the cost of four dining-cars, the
remainder of the cost of the dining-cars.
?:,333. being defrajed from the equipment
renewal fund. All of the companies equip
ment Is supplied with air brakes, and all
Ktandard-gauio cars have automatic coup
lers. The Minnesota Railroad Commission re
cently prepared a freight tariff for that
State making reductions varying from 10
to SO per cent, and ordered the roads to put
It Into effect. The roads declined, ani the
commission now asks them to furnish de
tailed Information concerning their traffic
Indicating that the board has adopted a
tariff without having information neces
sary to show whether or not its rate are
reasonable. The roada reply that It would
take secral months and large expense to
prepare the desired statements, and that
they do not wish to present further el
dence. . 111 rtUUlilUlt III l tl .4M3.0 ij ,, w-..
'has an operative contract with tho Ameri
can car nnd r ounary company ior aw doi,
EOo coal and luO furniture cars on the mile
aee basis, running to July, 19C-9, when the
mileage payment will have been completed
ana ine cars win ueiuns iu me nunu
Company. From the annual report It ap
pears that in the first five months of the
fiscal year eight eight-wheel passenger e.i
glnes, twenty-eight mogul freight engines
and four switching engines were received
from the buliaers len or. me 101 were ua
r.gned to the Des Moines division. Nearly
EC per cent of the engines on hand a year
ago have been through the shops for gen
eral repairs and 72 per cent for heavy re
pairst PORTLAND'S SPLENDID GROWTH
Oregon City lias Nearly Doubled
Its Population in Ten Years.
Washington, Sept. S. The Census Bureau
announces that the population of Portland.
Ore., is 90.426. aa ngalnrt 46.3s3 In 1S90. Thi3
is an Increase of 41.041. or 94.S3 per cent.
The population of the city of Altoona,
Pa., officially announced to-day. Is: 1900.
2S.973: 1590. 30,237. These figures show, for
the city as a whole, an increase In popula
tion of S,J5, or 23.47 per cent from 1S90 to
Th population of Oakland. Cal.. Is 65.980.
a against 45.CS2 In 390. This Is an increase
of 18.273. or 37.53 per cent.
Tho population of Atlanta, Ga la S3.S72.
as against 63.533 in 1S90. This Is an increase
of 21.313. or 37.11 per cent.
The population of Bridgeport. Conn., is
70,996. as against 48S65 In 1S90. This Is an
increase ox ..u.', ur m.. i't. vciu.
The noDUlatlon of Altoona. Pa.. Is 3S.973.
s against 30,3.r; in 1S90. This Is an lncri
of S.636, or 2S.'47 per cent.
Special $1 Iloi of Stationery.
100 sheets "Hyacinthe." "Zephyr" and
"Azure" Imperial, a very fine writing paper,
and CO envelopes to ntch, with two-letter
monograms or single Initial, Mermod & Jac
card's, Broadway and Locust.
Writtfor tamj-lt: Jl.iiltdfrte.
VISITORS AT THE HOTELS.
TI S. Luther cf Providence. It. I., la at the
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Mack of Kansas City
are at the Umlcll.
Sam Harlan ot Austin. Tex.. Is at the South
ern. Morton Wollman of Kansas City la at the
G. II. Russell of rroldcnce. Ky., U at the
-Jullua Tlnal cf Mexico is at the St.
C. M. Green of Harrison. Ark., la at tho
John II. Roprs and daughter. Miss Tle-aie
RoseTS ot Fort tfmlth. Ark., are at the. Southern.
Mr. ani Mrs. Whltmark of Paris. Tex., aro
at tna PUnters.
R. 1L Smith of Kansas City is at tho
D. P. Clark, a cotton planter of Alexandria,
La.. Is at th Moser.
D. P. ReynoIJs of Chester, La., la at tho
R. P. Bosweli of Jackson. Tenn.. Is at the
M. A. Waldo of Leavenworth. Kas.. Is at
II. Wood of Little Rock, Ark.. Is at tha
F L. Pprague and Mrs. Sprague of Vircen,
III., are at the Laclede.
O. Garcia of Monterey. Mexico, la at tho
Mr. and Mm. T. S. Smith of Kansas City
are at tha Southern.
S. R. Washer and F. M. Baker of Atchi
son. Kaa., are at the. Planters.
J. E. Walker of Magnolia. Ark., Is at the
Doctor J. D. Wilson and Mrs. Wilson of
Boston are at the Moser.
Congressman Champ Clark of Bowling Green
Is at tha Laclede.
THE FIRST SHIPMENT OF
Are now ready for delivery. Deal
ers should get pur prices.
21st and Walnut Streets,
S223 OLIVE ST. SKT
Pimples, blackheads, eruptions and all t
affections of the skin permanently cured.
Moles, warts, red veins, superfluous hair
and all blemishes completely removed.
lmperiect, deformed, and.
imperfect features pain
lessly corrected. Consul
tation in person or by
letter is free and strictly
confidential. Call or
write John II. Wood
bury, 306 3Iermod-Jac-card
Bldg., St. Louis.
Excursion and Outing
VIA FRISCO LINE,
SUNDAY, SEPT. 16.
rtound UiD rate to St. Clair, 73c: Sullivan. SI:
Bourton. SI. Lea-iburp. Jt.U: Cuba. St. 23; Steel
illle. S1.S: lfcnz. S1.SJ. cookf. St 25; Safm. Sl.i.
ChMrcn half of above rale?. Special train kaves
I'Llon Station S.i a. m. Returning. arrUes at
t'rlon Station 10 .30 n m. Tickets, llroadtray and
Chestnut street and L'nlon Station.
HOPE TO ALSO FIND GAS.
Ohio Syndicate Goes Into the Oil
Field of Illinois.
Bloomlngton. 111., Sept. $. Representatives
of an Ohio oil syndicate at Heyworth.
twelve miles south, are negotiating for
rights to bore for oil and gas. For fifteen
J ears the people cf Heyworth have been
using natural gas for heating and Illumi
The gaa is obtained from pipe wells Vt
to 300 feet deep, and the flow is constant
and equal to the demand.
Many of the water vclis In the vicinity
havo been rendered useless as water sup
plies by mineral oil floating upon the water.
Gas is used for heating and Illuminating
also at Danvers. this county, and at sev
eral points In Dewitt County close by.
Twenty years ago a gas well was discov
ered In this city by a brother of Honorable
AdUI E. Stevenson, was sold to an OMo
firm for $10.00"), but the supply of gas did not
ST. LOUIS CHINESE IN TROUBLE.
Deportation Stares Yee Yuen Wali
in the Face.
Decatur. III.. Eert. 8. Two Chinamen.
Hee Hung of this city and Yee Yuen Wall
of St, Louis, were arrested here to-day by
Deputy United States Marshal William"
for being unlawfully in this country, not
tlng able to produce the certificate of res
idence required by the act of 1M3.
The man from St. Louis Is unusually In
telligent and claims to be an Importer.
D puty Williams and District Attorney Otis
Humphrey took the two Celestials to
Springfield, where they win be arraigned
before Commissioner Kldd. If they cannot
produce their certificates they will be turned
over to the Marshal at San Francisco and
sent hack to China. The Chinese in thff
part of the State are nil being required to
show certificates, and those who cannot
will be put under arrest.
MR. SPRAGUE SAYS '
You will like tho chicken broth at th
Delicatessen It's very fine.
Engineer Killed and Two Trainmen
REPUBLIC BPECIAL , ,
Dallas. Tex.. Sept. 8. In a head-end col-
llolnn nf r.iKpriirer nnd frelsrht trains as i
Trinidad last midnight on the St. Louis and -Southwestern
Railway, Frclcht Lnglneer;
Frank II. Emmerson was killed and John i
Kelton and Edward Brennaio. trainman, i
seriously Injured. The wreck was caused dt
a misplaced switch. A freight train haa
been sidetracked to permit the passenger,
train to pass. No one on the passenger
trsln was hurt.
The neat nemedy for Diarrhoea
Mr. G. R. Dawson, a well-known cltlien
of Pomeroy. O.. says: "Chamberlain j
Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy Is tee '
best medicine for diarrhoea that I ever used
Having used It on several occasions wjm
good results I can testify to its merits.
J. B. AVIseinnn Appointed.
Jefferson City. Mo.. Sept. S.-Govenwr
Stephens to-day appointed J. B. Wiseman
Coal Oil Inspector for the city of
Charles for the term ending August L
OYSTERS for COOL DAYS.
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