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THE REPUBLIC: THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 13, 1900.
FAST TRAINS BEAR AID
TO STRICKEN TEXANS.
$t. Louis Sends Four Carloads
of Supplies and Raises
COMMITTEES LOSING NO TIME.
Large Contributions From
Banks and Business Men
List of the Donors.
Three carloads of provisions and one car
load of disinfectants were sent from St.
Louis last night by fart trains as a contri
bution for the immediate relief of the storm
sufferers at Galveston.
i xosteruay amounts ui uuii-j - "s
B 111.737 wcro placed at the disposal of the
various organizations working on behalf of
the- stricken ones, makins S2.S12 contributed
in two Cays.
Tho committee appointed by the .Mer
chants Exchange went to work early yes
terday, assisted by the clerical force of the
Business Men's Lague. Ex-Governor IX O.
Canard personally visited all of the banks
and obtained promises of liberal contribu
tions from every one. most of which will be
Additional subscriptions nmountin; to
J2.35 were rece ved by the Interstate Mer
chants' Association. A telegram was re
ceived from Governor Sijers Uianklng the
members for their efforts and saying that
he would draw upon the association at onco
for $10.00?. Other checks for large amounts
are promised for to-day. A committee com
posed of Charles Btix, George Wright and
II. M. Scruggs was appointed to obtain sub
scriptions from tho merchants on Broadway
and Sixth street, between Franklin avenue
and Olive street.
1-hyslclan Goes a Volunteer.
Doctor Joseph IL Leslie, who for several
years was medical examiner for the West
ern Travelers" Association, volunteered his
services and was pent last night to Galves
ton by the Interstate Merchants' Associa
tion to give assistance to the sick and
Tho EmbalmerS Supply Company last
night sent twelve cases of disinfectant to
Galveston and will follow it up -with another
President Strauss has asked the different
theaters to give benefit performances and
donate the proceeds to the Interstate Mer
chants' Association for the benefit ot the
The Merchants Exchange commltteu yes
terday forwarded to Texas by fast freight
KSj. a carload of flour and commeal, one car
load of bacon, hams, corned beef, crack
ers, coffee, sugar; etc, and a carload of
Nat Wetzel and David Heller, who are
solldtlrg donations of produce and provi
sions from the commission men in the
produce district, last night shipped two ex-
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eggs, cheese, vegetables, hams, nour, can
goods, and other eatables on a special fast
train to Houston for the relief of the suf
ferers. Tho cars were furnished by the Pa
cific and American Express companies free
of chargo. AnoUicr car was furnished by
the Wclls-Fargo Express Company and will
be loaded to-day.
Jinny Commlltees ut "Work.
The committee appointed by the St. Louis
Furniture Board of Trade has so far raised
The committee appointed by the St. Louis
has appointed 2.1 contmltUe. coraponol of
Georso'P. Massengale. and It. M, rry to
solicit funds. All contributions from the
lumbermen of St. Louis and from all others
disposed to contribute may be sent to
?- ? ,rTm 116 IUaIt bUl,linK hw
will acknowledge receipt.
A committee composed of S. H. Fuller-
ton. N. W. Mcleod, aiarles L. A. Beckers,
Julius Seldel. B. H. Hill and W. A. Bonsack
stiic- iivav ik. Jf ir
V. t..-J 1, ., . . .
w josutu u. uaii lur a. meeiing ot lumber
men at tho Mercantile Club at :: o'clock
this afternoon to take united action to se
At a meeting of the Board pt Directors of
the St. Louis Stock and Bond Exchange
jesterday. J. H. Bieckman, G. H. Walker
and IL C. Stelfel were appointed a com
mittee to solicit subscriptions from banktrs
The St. Louis Live Stock Exchange at a
meeting held yesterday afternoon appro
priated $L0 to be sent to Governor Sajers.
Frank Ellis, a saloonkeeper on Seventh
street, opposite the Cupples block, has
tendered the receipts of his bar to-morrow
to the Mrechants' Exchange Belief Com
mittee. Contributions received yesterday by the
various committees were as follows:
S. V. BoissUler
J. aa Smlm
Bhickmer .Port Hpo company
tJwra C. Kthr ...". ....
praal Water Company
juuignilMrir Urea. & Company
Thoma. Ollelllj. M. It.
Cfcarttr Oak Stove and Kaoge Compan..
National Hank of Commerce
finUn;tl .National Junk
JJh-'ohnUn Tin Koll and Metal Company
JL-. "Patterson". 11..'. '".'.'.'.'.'.'.".1.1'.
Third National Bank
K?5lln,?,'"lAC4ede National Ilank
ur. National Hank
The olob PrlnUne- Company
German Sawmo, Institution .'."."".".. ""..!."!
American Kicnanse Bank
Samurl Cupples "Yooanare' Comfanyr.".'.
.11 . "ery Associatllon . .
Alien-West Commission Company
Total autecrtptloni scstenlnv
interalntr JlercbantV -VxNorlulloii
Morria, Woolf & Co j
A. II. Bice & Co
John U BoUnd Book and Stationery Com
pany Trorltcht. Ounker and llenard Carpet Com
Strt cherp. Kraua i Co ."....'
Herkert A lleisel Trunk Company
. a. Kiijer Jewelry CYmipany
Jt JUI!"an Jewelry ConiHn
Way Itubber Company . ..
it-'rf". i..nro- Dry Go-xJs Company....
iK.1.61".- -. i"ce -'Wkaear Company......
llurat Nrcknear Company
Morlnse &. Jiaueer - .' .... . .
gandera Duck and Kubber Company..!.""!!
frelteman & AFlir
?. iW..01 Manufacturlnc Company....
S:"- li'M Jewelrj' Company
Tpe Drygoodbman and Shoe and leather
. "DlclRh '....."."!.'.
raddocl. llanley Iron Company
M. Ixiula Shovel Company
Mliro Iron Store Co-npany
geek and Corbltt Iron Company
Ewald Iron Company
aoe'l Iron Company
Globo rile and Iron Company
A-JiU Hardware compan
Adolph Olaser Brother
iyB.JJl?3.dy Coa-t Iron Company.
i.ofntt.)Vt ituj: company
J. S. llerrell Drug Comiiany
Meyer Bros Drur Company
Josepli M. Hayes Woolen Company
Hecfit Bros. Co
Theodore S. Marglous Hat Company
LaUap Crucknell Woolen Company
J. M. Magulre & Co ;.....
A. liaaa , Son
Marx and Haaa Clothing Company
Iloenthal & Desbergcr
Loth Jeana Clothlnir Company
Jacob Fraley .VT........
i. Ruack & sons ::......."::.::!
Board of Trade.
Bt. LouIk rumitnre Board of Trade 1
Scarrltt-OoniMock Furniture Company
St. Louis Furniture News
Kreitel Casket Company
Joeeph l'eters Furniture Company..........
OeorgeDlederlch Furniture Comiiany
C. J. Kostuba
S5PUJ?. Furniture Company
. i S?'3'11 & Bro. Casket Company
Aude Furniture Company..
hoater Bros. Manufacturing Company
ImXl furniture Manufacturing Company."..
iti "5"i 'J; S0-"11?. o-t Company
Meier Pohlmann Furniture Company....
!- W. Hanpeter
' 5' Vtbbtr Marlding Company
pany eman ",Vi,'r JUnufacturlng Com-
ij;, 2'i Oialr'and ' l ' F ' 'company ,
Mound cain Company,,
Money contributed to date:
Interstate Merchants' Assocla-
tion tizsm s
Furniture Board of Trade l.Wd
Live Stock Kxchange l.VO
Merchants' Exchange 'Zil
Merchants' Exchange One. car-
load provisions and one carload dis-
Commission" Merchants Two car-
Kmbulmcrs' Supply Company
s Twelve cases disinfectant.
M Loul Coffin Company M
miih A. Davis Manuiauuring Company ... Z
Ma. btt-rn A. u . , . . 1t
K union Manufacturing Comimnj . . "i
?!.r.kta Htuti vv w. juu omijn . :m
IJlibj .v. William Paper Cunipn . . 31
sudlolt Lmnco tomiuiy 15
Crtxirse llrinuurr I'hoiu ComiJnj .. 1
1- lTtedTUh A. bru. Furniture Oun.pinv . Jj
Heller 4 Haft-man Chair Jlanuiaciunnit
Company . .. 13
llall & llruun V. Cuinistny.. . .. li
Jacob Kel3er A. lo 15
ltohlinRer;hhl. l.i Table l'niinj . ... 15
VVolt a. Jvraemer lurnllurr lotnpan) J5
U. t Tutll- 1-j
ilL-Cirmkk-lCllKtn-Uulc ileal Kslate iVm-
imni . . . lu
central 1-urniture Company 1
VVetrn Furniture Cuiiip.tii . . . M
I II .vielldti Manufactuuiii. iVmpiny .. W
Kutflminn-licBi llamnare Company 11
J 11 Cram II
Jtuiter MiniMing Cuinan) It
Jiavtd A. llrazlli . II
Jltner i:. llaurrr . 5
LI,ll.IprtNluik. Manuiacturin Company ... 5
311-sourt Unilins ami Kiatner Comrauj... 5
lluvht &. llese Kvi'clslor I mian . . w
o. A ltutelniann Hardware iViujani ... 5
L.vans-s-mith lieldtnK an I I pnoivtennK
Corripani ... ... S
K l( O'Donuell . . i
t'lexrlanj Varnlvh Ooniim . . J
1. H lioch. I'aif iitrardt-au Mo . 5
l-milO)ed iloun.1 l tifrin t'ompanv .
l.nnlues kngri Casket onnjan . 31
1'arK A. Son . Z5
Total . . . .Jl.i'l
The following produce ai i pioviiions wele
donated by commi,-ion mm:
llfKer . St'lferth. 1A) bihfls pfitatocs. Jo? i h
t llekminn ieM Cimpanj. 1 ack lans. J
II Dayle ITwiuce 4'ompani. 5 haekn $.itatt. 1.
Kraltinan A. l i bairft aMMkf nr.u 5 i rated
catbase, I'tllnian lt'os , & saikn onion.. II l'ohl
lnan. 1 Itarrel aprli-, Jilm it HeKl. 5 Hack lo
tatites. l.lnk .V emet 1 elate cabltaKe. Ceorge
Ilonle, 5 UxeM ltlatie- J M lielkert A Co.. 3
t-acas poiaiOf. II linaauer l hjck lalov
Mouad 11t cramiion Canpanj. 1 case tgg:.
Jasper A. elIme5er, 5 packs onions, h V
llrtxkman Ctitnniissioii Cunipam. 1 tub butter,
stedelln 1ixk . 2 tarrel rabpa(,e. McCulIoueh &.
Tumbach. I case kkr. tates i. Kosn
baum. 1 barrel apple? and 1 barrel potatoe.
Mcl,aln-Alcorn tvmmlfflon Cmran. 2 caie
eftK". Zelle llrcs V A. c Compunj. 1 fc.uk
lease. A J Kr.ltman i Co. 1 ack iotltc,
Humphrey rroilu- Comiuini. S sack- itatoe,
1 K. HorttKer. lw loavex bread, M Shawenesj,
l,0t'j loaves rje bread. K. 11 Krennlnn A Nin.
1 case tornaties. C I. Ilucbman Grocrn Com
P8ti. 3 I.)xei com. Jaiuli HaueNen. Z naiks ly
talons, c. C Sptague. 5 cases chicken broth,
lrlrkm'jr Uix l pack putatoe.; 'Mer
chantv Ujx and Crate Compan. 5 packs ota
ts. lu-sel Hour Cumpanv. 2 pack nour. 1
ltiiilstone, s band ealbage, VarutK i .delimit.
2 birreU cabbape. K T. WeMon. J Mead. Con
rad chopp i. Co.. CO half-burrels pauerkmut,
Metem V. Ai 13 Co.. I'M IiupIhN ptalo-: A
ltlock A. Co . 2 tarrel api es. 15 bushels
orlons. C J Dennis & Co., 1 harrel apples,
A Ueir Iroiuce Comian z bus potatoes.
HaueL'en limp, 10't bbU. sau-rkraut, K.
l.eckman A t0. 2 sacks iotaloes. Kugene 1;
Iean. 5 eacks iiotatoes, 1 sack onions; Il-irser-
nutn. lirjs , 3 Facks potatoep, 3 packs onions,
llensclun Ac (Joernct, 12 packs poiatis. M. A
Kennedy A. Co . 5 crates cabbage. lViiMineau.
Datsy & Friend l'roduie Co. 4 sacks otfatoes.
1. A. t"recker A. Co , 1 eac k onlon. 3 packs po
tatoes, N-citnun & Walldoi. 1 sack potatoes:
! ihu.-, ;vciiian &. waiiaoj. I
, j.aul Kurtx it c-0 potalOTI. II liAi-ne & Co
1 sack potatoes. Louis Illock. sick notatoes
Tyson Daton, 1 bbi apples. Frank C. Krueser.
2 boxes aprles, WIIMam Kedder, onions. Mid?
ley A. Bauer, onions. !unn Fruit Companj, 2
foxes lemons, u J Teniplen an Ac Co. 3 paiks
onions, MUIer A: Tea-dale Company. I
liox lemons. Wool: At Co 2 hbts.
t mrots, J. Iroeaer. 5 caws- eKxs.
Missouri Poultry and t.ame Comp-iny. 5 bas
l"'tatoes, tleorue C. ralranm i Hro.. 4 barrels
apples. 3 tacks onions. 3 saiks carrots; Itar
rv Al Co.. 15 barrels onions, II. Ilaer A Co.. 10
sacks potatoes. Picker &. Iteardsley. 10 sacks po
tatoes; I faishnell & Co . 39 packs potitees.
1". M. Kiely A. Co. t barrel ipples. 25 boskets
grai.es. Trauernlcht-Slianks Commission Com
pany. 1 tub I utter; Hilmer-cheltl!n Omimlsslpn
cempaoy. 1 bffx (hese: Jacob Sl-k. 1 sack po
tatoes, st. Lul9 P. & G. Cot. J.casa. ems:
ocorge lioesche. Jr.. J bsrrels apples: Albert
, Pace tut X "ki ir 'iT,, )n,l'n--, . u"
oSpanVi tox cheese1, "urn, bMueHer
, V."1110. -"2.n,,'any' " crates cabbage; Albert O
S"" P0ts7,,Bfuck:7s',rcss be'i'nT'
Ous SchweUeV. 10 c'k, pojToes. VaKt
I ""'ranj- 3 boxes l.mrai; u Garvey &. Co.. 10
ke kr-autSGlrbernannFS?'1UCeroSSny' S
tsafks ttotatoe." 1 ."t ,rr,.rany', .
." ," TsiT - "" i'iw iJiJrw atllLssrrV
lElU M, ...u..o, ."W1K
llecker iftii. s..utA 1
Si'i"aS,,5!rVni?.- ? Facl53 tatoe,. 2 barrels ap".
1 . :. frhaw A. Hlchmond Produie o. IS sacks
mlatoes; II M smith & Co 2 barrels sweet
Ch'. V, ""I'nn.' rbsrrTl carrots
T-?iJiT. Commission Comiwny. 10 saik- potatoes I
ttOW ftTf n.v flt1.
.rCW. -Jt Pn !1 raEo. .- C- !" -"-
TV.1- 7,- i rC . w,1' " iirrjv z Dar-
OeorJe n ,i.KFr,'U1;, & Bm- t,)0 'o"" ''"-a.1.
Wri:JlvSchoI,?.&,',, : barrel, potatoes. ;
barrels eabbiKe; t c. -hopn r son 2 barrels
apples, c. Ehr.nrt & Bro.. lbarrel onfonii.
Hrllef I-arty From Serr York.
The relief train of about forty people, con
sisting or physicians and nures ocetipyirc
two sleepinK cars and a basK.,KC car. vv lth
rneiclnes and eupplirc. which lb being sent
It J, PaI.ve!t0.n ,by a Kew York newspaper,
arrived at Lnion Station at 12:13 o'clock last
niBM. seven hours ahead of the schedule
time. It vvent out over the Iron fountain
treck at 10 o clock. The train left New York
Station Master Jerry Coakley received
word Ian nlRht that two cars from Chlcaco
would arrive at ihe station early this morn
ing. He was Instructed to forward them
A party of Galveston people, who are
hurrying back to their home from ,Ve
ork and vicinity, where they were sum
tnerini;. capie in last niKht over the Van
dal a and went out on the Iron Mountain
train, which was held two hours for them
In the party were Mrs. M M. Murray Mrs
Mis-trot. .Mrs. Tavlor. Mrs. Kardash. Mr!
and Mr. j. t J,earu,. and Mri. Mesterson.
Mr?. Mesieron said that her entire family,
who were in Galveston, perished in the ruth
of waters over the Island.
LOST PARENTS AND A SISTER
L. V. Oaten Keeeives
News From Galveston.
Mrs. I. V. Gates of No. -1X0 Morpan
street, who received a telegram early es
terday .innouncini; the fact that her fath
er, mother and sister had been drowned in
the storm at Galveston, departed for tint
VimS? ,ast n'Rt. .The messaBe came from
William parley. Mrs. Gates's brother, who
is the only mtmbtr or her immediate family-
who survived the hurricane. The bodies
of Mr. Gates's relatives have not been re
covered, but she Is anxious to be with her
brother, and. if possible, assist him In
starching for them.
The dispatch was dated Galveston, Sep
tember IV. and w.io nearly two davs in
rrschlns its destination. It Is believed that
the family was at the home, which is situ
ated about a half mile from the calf when
U-?ii Mo1?!? ,broke- "I" not known how
uiiiam tkirley escaped the fate which over
took his parents and Flster. He is an at
torrey. and Mrs. Gates believes that he
"" away from home at the time on busi
ness Mrs. Gates was prostrated with srief when
seen by a Republic representative last
nlSht. hen she tirst heard of the disaster
she had a presentiment that harm had come
to tho-e near to her. She Is a native
of Galveston, and lived there until h.r
marriage with U F. Gates, who Is an oper-
ator with the Western
i empany in this city.
DOMINICAN NUNS LOST.
Twenty-Four of Them Came From
Newark, X. .1.
Newark. N. J., Sept. 12. There is much
anxiety In Newark over the possible fate
of twentj -four young jv omen who are nuns,
and were .stationed at the Catholic Convent
of the Sacred Heart in Galveston. Tex.
It Is feired that the majority of them
have perished In the great disaster, particu
larly as their friends und relatives in New
ark have had no word from them. The or
cr to which they are. or were, attached is
that of the teaching branch of the Domin
ican Sisters. "
Mother Pauline, sister superior in the Gal
veston convent, was born In Newark, and
entered the order fourteen jears ago. Until
eight years ago she was known as Sister
Pauline. Then, at the death of the mother
superior, she was chosen to succeed her.
Before taking the veil she was Miss Cath-
V "."""" companv. 4 barrel caiiliace:
fel r,r?,f.f- vvimk car,r.0"- -R Oorman. 1 bar
ifl aprles. Uilllam Koennnan. i barrels cab-l',".-
inn-T-ropj I-roduce Company I bTrrel ap.
-. riwmrai ir iiunn 1
erine Gannon. Her sister. Miss Margaret
Gannon, now lives at No. 25 Hunterdon
street, Newark. She Is anxiously awaiting
somo word from Galveston, but thus far
has had only the newspaper reports.
Names and addresses of others who left
Newark to Join the order In Galveston are:
Sist-r Mary Catherine, formerly Miss
Catherine Kinney, who lived before taking:
the veil with her two sisters In Ogden
street, and who has been a Dominican nun
ubout (iff en years.
Sifter Borgia, formerly Miss Katie Galla
gher, who enteied the convent upon tho
dtath of her mother, and has been In Gal
veston since July, 1M.
Fister Columbia, formerly Miss Mar' A.
O'I'.ellley. daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Ber
nard O'ltciliey of No. IT. Camden street
Sister Alberta, formirlv Mls Mary Nor
ton, daughter of Mrs. William Norton of
Central avenue, who entered the convent
about six year ago. and has been stationed
in Galveston ever hI.ico.
Sister Enlalle, formerlv Miss Annie Ttin
nej of Kighth avenue, who entered the Gal
veston convent last year.
Sister Dopaza. formerly Mi-s Klizabeth
Angey. who went to Texas about three
v ears ago.
MIsh Gannon, sister of Mother Superior
I'at.line, ald to-day Uiat of about fifty
nuns under her sister's charge in Galves
ton, she believes, ut least tvventv-fnur were
fnni Newark Most of them vvue from St.
Policeman Collins heard from a cousin
to-nighl that his sister, known as Sister
Mary Thomas, together With Sister ltai
mon. formerl Miss Alice Kane, were In
Tajlor, Tex., whither they had gone for
mission work a rew dajs beiore the hurri
cane. Sister Thomas is assistant to Mother
WILL ESTABLISH TWO CAMPS.
Fi'ilt'i-si! Health ( Mirer Now on tin
Way to Galveston.
Ileuoton. Tex., Sept. 12. Doctor C 1.
Wertenbacker, In th.nge of the Marine Hos
pital service in New Oi leans, has arrived to
look after those In distress in Galveston and
then to reprt generilly to Surgeon G neral
Wyman the conditions existing, with recom
merdatlons as how best to meet them.
Doctor Wertenbacker bellves that two
camps may have to ! established by the
Government, one tor tho-e who cannot leave
Galveston, and one for those who may come
The rational Government will send the
necessary tents and the local authorities are
providing cots In large number.
LT.llas. Tex.. Sept. 12. This city has sUi,
scribed nearly $15,00 in cash and six car
loads of clothing for the South Texas Hood
Galveston. Tex.. Spt- 11. District Judge
William H. Stewart has telegraphed Gov
ernor Saycrs, asking him to convene the
Irfeislature in special se-Mon to make a
large appropriation for the relief of Galves
ton. KEPCIIUC HPECIAU
San Antonio, Te.. Sept 12. In response
to an urgent appeal from Galve-tun for dis
infectants. San Antonio to-day shipped one
carload of quicklime and one mixed car of
carbolic acid, copperas and chloride of lime,
enough to disinfect the entire Island. Two
cars of provisions and clothing were also
forwarded. In addition. Mayor Hicks has
raised over $3 000 for the flood sufferers.
PI PUBLIC SPKCIAl.
Sherman, Tex., Sept 12 Sherman con
tributed over $3,000 in cavh to th- Gulf
Coast sufferers, and also sent a complete
carload of (lour and bran and a carload of
clothing and provisions.
San Angelo, Tex.. Sept. 12. The Keller
Committee to-day wired the Governor over
JOdO for the storm sufferers, and will con
tinue the work, expecting to raise .several
ENGLISH SYMPATHY PROVED.
Ten Thousand Dollars Is Speedily
Subscribed in Liverpool.
Liverpool. Sept. 11. At a meeting convened
by the Ixird Mayor to-day it was decided to
open a relief fund for tho sufferers from the
Galveston disaster, and U.SW was immedi
ately subscribed, exclusive of over i
ral'ed by the Cotton Association.
The Chamber of Cemmcrce oltlclaliv has
pasted a resolution expressing deep sympa
thy with the people of Galveston.
Chicago. Sept. 12. Kobert Mair. Sir Thom
as Upton's agent here, to-day received the
following cablegram from the well-known
"Very grieved to see press reports here
rrgarding terrible caiiimity befall' n Galves
ton. Sufferers have my deepest sympathy.
-Send JI.UjO for me. Ul-TON"."
STORM MOVING NORTHEAST.
Warning Has I?een Sent to Ship
ping in the North Atlantic.
Washington Sept. 12. The Wc-ither Bu
reau hat Issued the following special bulle
tin. Tbe weather reports this morning contain
dtlinite evideree that the heated period
welch has prevailed almost continuously
over the eastern par
IL Ul Lilt L'lllLLTU L(LLLW7
since the i.irly part oi July ill be per
manently broken during the next twentv
four hours. The change will be elfected by
the West Indian hurricane, which moved
from the Caribbean Sea over the Gulf of
MtXicO to the 'lexas coast and passed
thence northward ami northeastward over
the Great Lakes to the St. Lawrence Val
ley. Attending the passage of this storm over
the Great Lakes the winds have been
quite severe-, but. owing to early and full
jtdvlces regaiding its character which were
given to all lake shipping, it Is not likely
that any material loss of shipping vvlil be
teported. Tre wind will continue high from
the west and northwest along the Atlantic
Coast from Cape .May to Eastport to-day
and to-night, but. owing to the warnings
i.sued last night for that portion of the
coast, and to the fact that the winds will
be o!t shore, no damage to shipping Is an
ticipated. There is little doubt that severe and
dangerous gales will be eneounti red to
night and to-morrow over the Hanks of
Newfoundland and along the west part
of the transatlantic steamer routes.
MR. AND MRS. MASON SAFE.
Former St. Louis Couple Escaped
Death in the Stoini.
Heportn from Galveston, received ester
day by the relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Kear
ney Mason, say that the couple Is safe. It
wa.s featcd that they had perished in the
storm, as no word had been received from
them. W. It. Douglass of No. 430) Dclmar
boulevard, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Klm
bell. said last night that he had heard from
a reliable source that -Mr. and Mrs. Mason
Iloth Mr. and Mrs. Ma-aon were orlglnally
from St. Iyiuis, and are members of old and
prominent families here. Mrs. Mason's
maiden name wa Virginia Klmbeil. She ts
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hen Klmbeil.
Mr. Mason was the Galveston representa
tive of the Waters Pierce OH Company.
142 Help Wanted Ads
Printed in to-day's Ilepiiblic.
PRICES MAY ADVANCE TO-DAY.
Coal Dealers Expect One-Dollar
Rise Jk-fore Monday.
Chicago, Sept. 12. Representatives of the
anthracite coal miners affected by Presi
dent Mitchell's older lo strike expressed
the opinion that an advance will be made
to,-morrow. A representative of the North
ern Coal Company saj;
"We are In goo,i shape In this section of
the country, though we cannot stand a pro
tracted strike If It is at all sweeping. The
price will surely rise, possibly 1 a ton.
within a short time. There will be'no yield
ing on the part of the operators or rail
roads. I am certain."
A, representative of the Peabody Coal
Company said to-night: " ;
"All the lake docks are filled, but there
Is little or no anthracite on the tracks. ,and
the strike will be a serious matter for the
consumers. The price of 6 for large sizes
and $6.25 for small will rise probably 50
cents within twenty-four hours."
142 Help Wanted Ads
Printed In to-day'a Republl.
THREE POWDER MILL
BUILDINGS BLOWN UP.
Terrific Explosion at the Equitable Company's Plant Near
East Alton, III. Miraculous Escapes
Damage Not Heavy.
One of the mo-t remarkable gunpowder
explosions on record occurred at S;2o o'clock
last niclit. when threo wheclhouses of the
E'luitahle Powder Companj's plant, near
Kast Alton. HI , blew up. Jarring the earth
for miles In every direction, but without do
ing the slightest Injury to a single hum.tu
Three men were within a few hundred
feet of the houses, and .1 hundred more
were at work within a radius of a quarter
of a mile All were more or less stunned
by the tremendous report and the violent
concussion, tut a tew headaches constituted
the sum total of suffering.
The cause of the explosion is unknown,
hut It is supposed that a particle or sand
or some other hard foreign substance jjut
Into the machinery nnd made d .spark. Hou-e
-no. 3, in a row or six. blew up llrsi. Nos.
4 and G following at Intervals of a few
seconds. Three distinct reports were heard In the
citj of Allon. three miles distant, and
caused a rush Into the streets of all classes
At list Alton, scarcely a mile from the
powder plant, the concussion was such as
to reck the heaviest buildings and lo upsft
furniture, but no real damage was done
The town of East Alton Is built upon tho
sands of the American Bottoms, and tiie
loamy soil is thought to have acted as .1
PLAN TO FEDERATE
(Jeinian Catholic Central Veiein
Proposes I'liion of All Ameri
RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL
Contemplated Fetlerati.n Would
Kmbiaee Soeieties Wit If a Total
-Mi niliersliip of Over a .Mil
lion Veiein Kleition.
I'eoria. 111., Sept. 12.-To-da was thu
bu-icst of the Girmti Cathjlic Central
Vcreln ("iiivrntloi-, and action was taken
on many matters of imiwirtunce. The dtlt-gate-
by an almost unanimous vote ndopt
d resolutions favoilng the organization of
a federation of all the Catholic societies of
America and the appointment of a com
mittee of thn-e lo counsel with representa
tives of the other socletle-. The propo-ed
federation. If effected, will embrace socie
ties with a total membership of more than
one million men. and will be pf great power
In many ways.
The object of the propocd federation. In
the words of President Gonrer. Is to pro
tect the rights of American Catholics and
advance their Interests, both religiously and
politically. The f.steratlon will probably
provide a plan for more systematic distri
bution of Catholic literature. tnlillh li
bor bureaus for the Catholic uneir.pioved,
and In unnumbered wavs. look after the
welfare of the millions of American Cath
olics. A scheme for the reorganization of the
Widows" and Orphans' fund was also adopt
ed to-day. by which the fund is placed on
a savings bank basis, and made an inde
Xicholss Gonner. the well-known Catholic
editor of Dubuque, la., was tu-day re-elected'
rational president of the Vareln, and me
choice a.i unanimous. Mr. Gonner' ad
ministration lias been highly successful, and
there Is no desire to make a change in the
leadership. The other olficers elected are:
Henry Uelkers, IVorla, tlrst vice president;
I'eter Kerst. St. Paul, recond vice president;
Anton Gmelner. Milwaukee, treasurer; A.
von Te-rnnr. Chlcirfo. recording secretary;
I'. J. Hourscheidt. I'eoria. nnrinci.il secre-
nrMccport. Conn., wap selected as the
reinvention city of 19)1. The convention Is
practically inijoiirnra to-nigni, iiausn some
minor nerslons of committees remain to lie
held to-morrow, and the entire iliy will be.
'devoted to pleasure, with several excursions
The Widows' end Orphans' Fund ar-o
elected otllcers to-day, and mide C A.
Mueller of Cieveltnd president for the ninth
WOMAN SEEKS HER MOTHER.
Visits Hoard of Health, but Fails to
(.Jive Her 2"aute.
At the nnard of Health yesterday a hand
somely dieaed woman entered the ollices
hurriedly and sought Information about her
mother. vvhoe name, she stated, was Mrs.
Kllza Wlllenweller. The women was In a
high state of excitement and seemed almost
hysterical In her questioning, paying no
attention to any counter questions concern
ing her own name.
tahe was told that there was an occupant
of the Poorhoue named Wlttcnweller. The
woman Immediately burst Into a tirade
against her sister, who, she "aid, was re
sponsible for her mother being sent to such
an Institution. She then left the office as
hurriedly as she had entered, paying no
attention to questions as to her own
identity. Tho only remark she mide was
that rhe had come from Cincinnati to find
Nothing more could be learned about the
mysterious visitor, as the Mrs. Wlttcn
weller at the Poorhou'e could not be seen.
Superintendent Ilemmer sald that all he
knew concerning Mrs. Wlttenwelier was
that she had been trought to the Institu
tion on August S. IS", from No. 1M4 Pine
street. He knew of no relatives" of hers, ex
ept two grandchildren, who are now In the
House of Kefuge. and whom she visits regu
larly. Inquiry at the Pine street address was
DR. BRUEREINTHE ASYLUM.
Former Dispensary Physician
Taken From the Workhouse.
Doctor J. H. Bruere, formerly of the City
Dispensary staff and at one time secretary
or the Board of Health, was committed to
the City Insane Asylum yesterday.
He was arrested last week for assaulting
his wife' and sent to the Workhouse. He
was taken to the City Hospital Tuesday
night for observation, and was forwarded
to the Insane Asylum yesterday.
While on the dlsrensary staff Bruere
c-reated a scene there by beating h' wife
in the odloe one day when she called to see
Doctor Starklolf discharged him Imme
diately. His mental condition la said to be
due to excessive use of cigarettes and
opiates. Mrs. Bruere applied for a divorce
on August 16. Bruere had the papers In the
case In his pocket when he was taken to
the hospital. The case will come up for
trial at the October term of court.
Inspection of Cattle.
Springfield. 111.. Sept. 12. The weekly re
port of cattle Inspected at the Union Stock
Yards, Chicago. Is as follows:
Inspected In yards, 235: passed. 130; held
for post-mortem examination. 105; passed
on Dost-mortem. 87: condemned and tanked
Ias unlit for food. 18: cases of tuberculosis
discovered. S: cases of cancer d.'jcovwi JL
eu-dilon. lesenins the nower of the explo
sion. Watchmen Vred Kauffnnn. Samuel Hunt
ir and Munele Farmer, who were In charge
of the wheelhouses for the night, started
on a tour of inspection at 9J0 o'clock.
They has just tlnlshed looking over
house No. 1 and were preparing to leave
It. when house No. 3 went up with a blind
ing Hash and a roar that d.ifened them
for several 1-ouis. Had the explosion oc
curred ten minutes later they would have
beer, blown t.i atoms.
Wllliin a quarter of .1 mile or the wheel
houses are the main buildings of the
powder plant, and these were tilled with
workmen at the tinif of the explosion.
Some of these men were knocked down,
some were rendered tt mpomrily deaf, and
all were badly frightened; but none was
even scratched, and all returned to work
within half an I. our.
The buildings blown up were of littl
value not more than a few hundred dol
larslint each ot them contained fine ma
chinery, which Is more less damaged. It
Is thought that the total los will be be
tween $.1.0') and $r. KiO.
The concussion was felt at Kdwardsville.
twelve milts distant, and at many other
places equally as tar from the scene of the
FOUND IN BURGLAR
HER FORMER LOVER.
.Miss-otui Man Uesnied From
liv His Old Sweet
OLD LOVE BURNED BRIGHTLY.
Sniitli Trowbridge Foiook His
Kvil Wavs and Was Rewarded
by Ihe Hand of the Woman
Who Saved llim.
Blush imton. N. V , Sep:. 12. After ten
years of waiting .Marion Gray of Monroe.
Mass, rescued her lover. Smith I.. Trow
bridge of Clearfield. Mo , from a felon's1 cell
and marrii'd him.
Miss Gray is a pleasant lady of TO, who
was visiting at the farmhouse of Ira
Holmes, near this city. She hail been
spending the summer at the Holmes resi
dence and occupied a room on the first floor
opening off the dining-room. The Holmeses
are nil well-lo-do farmer folk and keep a
qutntlty of silverware around the house.
One night Miss Gray was awakened with
the feeling that there was some one near
her. The mom was Milnlng brightly
through the dining-room window, and by Its
ray the saw the figure of a man bending
over the nld-fashiored sideboard, removing
a quantity of sliver. Miss Gray possesses
strong neivfs. and Instantly determined :iot
only to save the silver, but capture the
While she was evolving a pian of action
the man half turned toward her and she
grew sick at heart, for ns the moonlight
struck his face hhe recognized Smith Trow
bridge, the Ijver of ten years ago. Though
his face was drawn and haggard, the fea
tures were those of the man to whom she
had given her heart and who so strangely
disappeared. Quickly- s-Iie determined upon her course,
and. advancing to the door, she said:
'Smith:" The man star.ed as ir shot, and
then, recognizing the woman, covered his
face with his hands. Then he told her how
he had wanted to wed, but, fearing his
financial condition, went West to Improve It.
He went from had to worse, unable to ob
tain wotk. until he was forced to steal nr
She told him to leave the house quietly,
romfl again in the morning and apply for
work. This he did. and the farmer save
him employment in his fields. Trowbridge
proved n temperate map nnd hard work
er. Mi's Gray- became convinced he had
thoroughly- reformed and they were
He has relatives In Missouri, to whom he
has written and who have promised to
give him a start. His wife, however, has
an Income of her own and their future ap
KRUGER GOING TO EUROPE.
President of Transvaal- Hepublie.
Will Sail September 28.
SPECIAL UY CABLi:.
toiKlon. Thursday. Sept. 13. (Copyright.
19rt0. by the New- York Herald Company.)
The Dally Tplegraph publishes this dis
patch frcm Its correspondent:
Lorenzo Marques. Wednesday. Sept. li
Mr. Kruger has reached here by special
An engine ran through to here from Ko
matipoort and returned with two empty
Thl unusual proceeding aroused sus
picions. The denouement followed nhen
President Kruger. Mr. Jleltz and other olll
clals turned up exactly at half past 9
o'clock last night. The train was stopped
at a siding outside the town.
It appears that former President Steyn
was left behind, very 111.
The house of the Transvaal and Nether
lands Consul. Mr. Potts, where Mr. Kru
ger's party- is residing, is now specially
guarded by the Portuguese police.
The local Governor paid a formal visit this
morning to .Mr. Kruger. The Transvaal
officials brought state documents- and books
with them and Intend running the business
of the South African Republic from here.
The local Governor Is now- conferring with
the British Consul General on this matter.
I Interviewed the French attache, who Is
returning to France. He stated he thought
the Bosrs would continue the war. which
would last a considerable time yet.
Mr. Schalkburger has been appointed to
the empty post of Acting President of the
Mr. Kruger will sail for Hi rope September
3 on the German steamer Herzog.
ST. LOUIS LEVEE LAND CASE.
Application for Writ of Error iu
Jefferson City. Sept. 11 Application for a
writ of error In the case of Swearingen vs.
The City of St. Louis has been tiled in the
Supreme Court. The case Is one of many
that luve been decided by the court, and
Involves title to large tracts along the river
front. Tiie land Is the result of accretion
and is valuable. The litigants suing claim
title through some old French claims.
The Supreme Court In every instance has
adjudicated the suits In favor of the city of
St. Louis. If the writ of error Is denied In
the Swearingen case, application for a like
writ will be made In the Supreme Court of
the United States. The, record In the case
Is voluminous, and the situation Is minutely
and elaborately explained by maps and
abatis. . .
The chair cars in the Burlington's through passenger
trains to the West and Northwest are the best lighted, the
roomiest and highest grade chair cars (seats free) in tha
passenger service of the country; wide vestibuled, Pintsch
lighted, lavatories, smoking compartments, freshest of
linen chair covers, competent porters, etc.
They are run from St. Louis on the 9:00 a. m. train
to Kansas City, St. Joseph and Portland, Oregon; at 2:05
P- " t st Joseph, Nebraska and Denver; at 9:00 p. m..
to Kansas City, St. Joseph, Omaha and Denver.
Photographs and details at Gty Ticket Office, S. V. Cor. Broadway and Olive St.
WHO IS YOUR OFXICIlN'P
CHEWS GUM WHILE
Frank I'tandschwede Only Stops
Working His Jaws to Answer
the I'miuI Quest ion.
NEW WRINKLE AT CLAYTON.
formed Ceieinony Had Been Per
the IJridegrooui Spat
Out His Cud and Started
on a Fresh Cake.
I'lavton again romes to the front with a
wedding contain'ns an Incident sufliiiently
out of the ordinary to revive the drooping
interest of a pubic which has become sur
feited with repetition of the- matrimonial
adventures of notoriety-craving young
Three weeks ago the center of the matri
monial s'.age of the old town was held by
a bridegroom who smoked Incessantly while
the wedding ceremony was performed.
Yesterdav the calcium lteht was thrown
on another bridegroom who chewed a huge
hunk of gum unceasingly while the Justice
was tying the knot.
Trvnk Brnnd'chwede. 23 years old, of No.
ItAI South Broadway- was ihe gum-chewing
groom. Frank is unhappy when he Is not
chewing gum. which Is only while he Is
asleep or eating. Nothing else can stop
him from indulging his favorite habit not
even -men a serious event as marriage.
Yesterday when he led Miss Ella Johnson
of No. lTifi South Seventh street Into Jus
tice Greensfelder's courtroom and asked to
be united In marriage to the girl his jaws
were working on a fresh chunk of tolu like
the piston rods of an enclne. He only
sto;pfd champing his jiws long
enough to make the brief responses,
and even then he took advantage
of the lull to turn the hunk of gum over
witli hi:' fongi'e. to give his teeth a fresh
hold. When the ceremony was finished he
smiled blandly at the Justice, spat out the
tolu and Inserted a fresh cake of winter
green In Its place. Then he and his bride
started for the c3r. his Jaws working a sort
of weddlnu march accompaniment to the
couple's measured tread down the stone
There was quite an exodus of couple",
matrimonially Inclined, to Clayton yester
day. The list Included John S. Huey of
Huey. 111., und Carrie C. Corrigan of Car
lyle; Anton Fischer and Agnes Ellason of
St. Louis; Matthew Kelly and Millie Dean
of St. IjuIs; Frank D. Elliott of Shrews
bury and Maude I.. Wattera of St. Louis,
and Alveus C. Smith of No. 3336 Page ave
nue and Emily Relnhart of Des Pcre3.
NOW MRS. CORBETT HAS GONE.
Pugilist's Wife Suddenly Closes
Her House and Disappears.
New York. Sept. 12. There Is a sensa
tional develooment In the marital troubles
of James J. Corbett and his wife. She hasi
closed her fiat, at No. Zlj west inirty
fourth street, and placed her furniture In
storage, and. according to a report that was
freely circulated tc-nlxht In the Tenderloin,
she has sailed for Europe, with the avowed
intention of finding her husband.
If he is successful, and there seems to
lie little doubt upon this score, as she Is
understood to be well supplied with money,
friends of both expect to hear of interest
Mis. Corbett, it Is said, has sailed with
the Intention of making It unpleasant for
her husband. Her departure. It was said by
a friend of Corbett's. was decided upon
quickly. She engaged passage and then hur
riedly hsd her household effects placed In a
moving van and carted to a storage wure
hou'e At the house to-night a man who an
swered the door said that Mrs. Corbett
was not at home and would probably not
be for a long time. He admitted that she
had gone to Europe l- search of her hus
band. Her maid, he said, did not accom
Frcm another source it was learned that
Mrs. Corbett still loves the pugilist, and
that she would never permit him to pay at
tentions to another.
"I am led to believe by her recent ac
t'ons and utterances that she will make
trouble if she gets a chance." said The Ite
It is not known to Mr". Corbett's friends
on what steamer she sailed. She hailed a
cab that was passing her house In the fore
noon, and. nfter having some luggage
placed in It, she was driven away.
MRS. GRANT IN NEW YORK.
Proud of Her Grandsou, the Priu
cess Cautacuzene's Itabe.
RF I UCI.IC Sl-KCIAL.
New York. Sept. 12. Mrs. Frederick D.
Grant arrived to-day on the steamship Kal
serln Maria Theresa. Her trip abroad was
undertaken last .May because of the re
ported serious Illness of her daughter, the
Speuking of her visit, Mrs. Grant said:
"The little Cantacuzene Is a line fellow.
He weighed eleven pounds when he was
born. In every old Russian family there Is
a name given to the first male child of
each generation. In the Cantacuzene fam
ily that name is Michael, and In conse
quence my little grandson Is named Mi
chael." ST. LOUIS DAY AT BELLEVILLE.
Flower Parade to I5e the Feature
of the Programme.
This Is St. Louis Day at the Belleville
Street Fair. Mayor Zlegenheln and a large
party of city officials and politicians will
visit the town, arriving about noon. Tho
fliwer parade will be the Teature of to-day a
entertainment. About eighty vehicles will
be In line besides the floats supplied by the
various merchants. ,....
Fully BO.000 visitors attended the fair yes
terday, breaking all previous records. The
guests of honor were a delegation of citi
zens and officials from Cairo, headed by
rnimiv Judee William S. Dewey, a cousin
i of, the Admiral.
If you want your Glasses changed, or a
new pair, try us. We are the leading Opti
cians. Examination of the eye free.
EOQERT & FISHER,
623 Olive and 317 N. Seventh St.
is now mrs, baer,
President and Mrs. jfelvinley At
tended the Wedding of Their Fa
roiitc ZS'ieee at Somerset, Pa.
CEREMONY AT BRIDE'S HOME.
Episcopalian Service Employed
IJridegrooin Kissed the Bride
Wedding Supper Served.
Somerset. Pa.. Sept. li The McKlnley
Bjer wedding, which this evening united
the lives ot Miss Mabel McKlniey. the
only hild of Mr. and Mrs. Abner McKlniey.
and Doctor Hermanns L. Baer. was. per
haps, the most notable from many points
of view ever celebrated In this State. The
presence of President and Mrs. William Mc
Klniey. the uncle and aunt of the bride,
together with other prominent people from,
various parts of the United States, gava
added interest to the affair.
The appointments were superb and the
gowns of the ladles were remarkable for
their beauty. The ceremony began prompt
ly at 8 o'clock In the drawing-room of the
The bride was met by the groom between
the drawing-room door and the marriage
bell la the bay window, under which Doc
tor Morgan was awaiting them. Doctor
Morgan at once began the reading of the
Episcopal marriage service.
At the conclusion of the ceremony th
groom kissed the bride, and first to extend
their congratulations were President and
Mrs. McKlniey. They were followed by Mr.
and Mrs. Abner McKlniey. the parents of
the bride. The only official recognition In
connection with the wedding transpired in
the President and his wife embracing their
favorite niece and her husband before the
parents of the bride had done so.
The congratulations of the guests con
sumed considerable time. This was followed
by the wedding dinner, which was served
in a tent on the lawn, save to those who
sat down at the bride's table, which was lit
the dining-room. At the bride's table were
the bride and groom. President and Mrs.
McKlniey. Mr. and Mrs. Abner McKlniey.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Ilaer, parents of
the groom: Governor and Mrs. William A.
Stone. Miss Nora Jarvis. the maid of honor;
Mr. Lewis H. Baer. the best man; the Rev
erend Doctor Morgan. Colonel W. C. Browa
and the grandmother of the bride, Mrs. A. J.
The bride's gown was a. masterpiece of
the dressmaker's art. The other ladles in
the party wore exquisite toilets.
The private car "Falmouth" of President
Duval of the Florida Central Railroad was
side-tracked here this mornln?. It will be
used, through the courtesy of Mr. Duval, by
the bride and groom on their wedding trip.
The bridal trip will extend to the 1-aclflc
Coast, where visits will be paid to the two
brothers of the grootr who reside In Cal
ifornia, and a cousin of the bride who
lives In San Francisco.
There has been no special itinerary ar
ranged, but It Is understood that Doctor
Baer and his wife will be In Chicago for
two days, and will also visit Milwaukee and
several Northwestern cities.
Prominent Couple Harried at Fort
Scott St. Louisans Present.
Fort Scott. Kas.. Sept. It Joseph Ralph
Richards, son of Colonel J. H. Richards,
nttorney for the Missouri Pacific Railroad,
was married here this evening at 6 o'clock;
to Miss Ida Valliant Nutz. daughter of Mrs.
Harriet Nutz. Many guests from Kansas
City. St. Louis and the East were present.
Nearly 300 Invitations were Issued.
Miss Rena Richards, sister of the bride
groom, was maid of honor and Misses Mary
lllong. Florida Reilly. Mae Sheble and
Grace Green of St. Louis. Clara Nelson of
Fort Scott and Estella Nast of New York
were bridesmaids. Joseph Nutz. brother of
the bride, was best man. and Messrs. Hugh
Richards and Brandt Steele of Indianapo
lis. H. A. Malin of Joplln. Lloyd Lakln. G.
D. Perrlgo and John D. Hunter of this
city attended the bridegroom.
Father McKernan. assisted by Father
Waltron and Doctor Pompney. performed
142 Boarding Places
Advertised In to-day's Republic.
Carlyle, 111.. Sept. 12. John II. Frerker.
Jr.. a business man or this city, and Miss
Christine Volmer. daughter of ex-Alderman
T. B. Volmer. were married in tho
Catholic Church here this morning. Miss
I,ouIsa Volmer was maid of honor and Mlsa
Dora 'olmer brides-nald. The bridegroom
was attended by A. N. Hallerman of Rlver
vale Ind., and Thomas Qulnn of Jersey
ARITHMETIC AND FOOD.
School Children Mat Be Better Fed.
A young girl In Newport. Ind.. Miss Ethel
Thornton, says no one hJS a better right to
speak of Grape-Nuts food than she "I was
lninchoo!. but In poor health, until Mamma
began to give me Grape-Nuts food. I be
gan to Improve at once, both mentally and
physically, und I Improved so In my work
at school that I got 100 In arithmetic, and
during that time I gained 3 or t pounds la
weight, and am still gaining.
"There is no one has a right to recom
mend the food more highly than I. Mamma
neglected to supply it for about three
week" and I begpn to fail in health again,
so I commenced the use of the rood over,
and now I don't intend to do without
Grape-NuLs on the table."
It is well for parents to know that Grape
Nuts food contains selected elements front
the grains, prepared and cooked In such a
way as to present these food elements so
that they can be quickly digested and as
similated; the phosphate of potash obtained
from the field gralrs. and contained in
Grape-Nuts, unites with the albumen of
food to quickly rebuild the gray matter la
the nerve centers and brain.
It Is of the greatest Importance that grow
ing children and students be given food
that sustains both brain and nerves.
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