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THE rtEPFTJLTC: SATURDAY. OCTOBER 20. 1000.
GOT A LICENSE AFTER
TRYING FIVE TIMES.
"Lowest-Priced House in
America for Fine floods."
Cor. Locust St.
IN OUR CLOTHING DEPARTMENT.
MILLS & AVERILL
Now That Young Mary Zubilek Has a Guar
dian, Appointed Especially for the Purpose,
She May Wed Peter Hartman.
BH.oisxi'Wja.-sr .jcstd ii3m. J
Our Sftoes fcave ffie largest sale
of any shoes In the world.
ON E. 6. HENDKEN.
From $10.00 to $15,000.00.
One of Ifia Most Magnificent Collections Ever Placed on Sale in This or
Any Other City in America.
Open Letter, Signed ly Men Promi
nent in the Tarty, Pub
lished at Ciavton.
. -si- if da
Hamilton-Brown Shoe Co. make
the best shoes.
1 Chemical Gleaning Works.
MILLS & AVERILL,
Broadway and Rlre jfc
Bell .naia jivi. Afaracn uait. u
Send n po.tnl or telephone and (
ne will call at your bonne for f)
gsrnifoti nnd return them to (A
yon promptly. Salts chemically g
cleaned anil pressed, ?-s Irons- (i
era, SOo. Repairing aud djclnif jfi
done at moderate chance. (
Full Dress Suits to Res! for $2.50. 8
912-914 Franklin Ave.
We have opened up the largest assort
ment of new and secondhand Overcoats In
the city. Also a fine line of Stilts. Coata,
Vesta and Pants at prices to suit both the
rich and poor. Money loaned on all ar
ticles of value at lower rates than any oth
er house In the city.
BROADWAY AND WAL3ETJT.
Remodeled and newly decorated; latest
modern conveniences; Turkish bath rooms
open all night.
American plan..... 52 per day
European plan 75c to $1 per day
BEN BARNETT & C0
Q 607 PINE STREET,
i A Brlonoy to Xioan
lal ON PERSONAL PROPERTY.
UNREDEEMED PLEDGES ro SALE, busla.ss
THE Republic la printed with rollers mad try
C. W. CRUTSINGER. No. 21-3 9 Third st.
3. F. PARISH
GOING. Coins, and Going rapidly. Is the
high-class "Crawford" Piano. Crawford'
people sole owners!! J2D0.00. eiual to any
S500 00 In the market. Small payment down
and H0.00 a month until paid!! Don't de
lay, the long winter nights are now with
SOUGHT BROTHER SEVEN YEARS
G. B. Hartwig Now Appeals to Ger
man Consul for Aid.
For mora than seven years G. B. Hart
wig of No. 1009 Gratiot street has been
looking for his brother. Gustav riartwlg,
who disappeared from that number on July
13. 1833. Now he has Invoked the aid of
Herr Carl P. Fromann. the local German
Consul, and Is determined to find his broth
cr if he is alive, and. If he Is dead, to ascer
tain where his body was burled.
Mr. Hartwig Is Inclined to the belief that
his brother Is dead, and yesterday had Herr
Fromann write to County Clerk Henry Helmet-lag
of the St. Louis County Court at
Clayton, asking if a death certificate bear
ins that name Is amors bis tiles. In his
letter Herr Fromann sajs that on Novem
ber 9. 18.33, a man giving the name of Joseph
Hartwig was found as'eep on the Colorado
tracks at Drew Station, In St. Louis Coun
ty, just In time to save him from injury by
a train. He thinks that possibly Joseph
Hartwig and Gustav Hartwiz w ere one and
the same person, and that bis first name
Hartwig was a laborer and had been In
this country but a short time when he dis
appeared. On the evening of July 13, 1893,
he returned to his brother's homo from his
daily toil and said that he would woik no
more. The next morning he disappeared.
VERY LOW RATES TO THE NORTH
WEST, Vt tbe Missouri Paclflo Railway.
Br. Louis to Way. Trip.
Anaconda, Butt. Helena,
Garrison and Intermediate
points J25 115
Spokane. Tacoma, Seattle,
Portland, Vancouver, Vic
toria and Intermediates 30 CO
Tickets on sale Tuesday. October 23. and
every Tuesday to and Including November
27. For further Information see City
Ticket Agent, Northwest corner Broadway
Washington, Oct. 19. Army orders:
Acting Assistant Surgeon J. C Garllngton.
now In Washington, will proceed to Fort
Mott for duty. to relieve Acting Assistant
Surgeon T. D. Ingram, who will proceed to
Washington for annulment of his contract.
Major A. L. Smith, Commissary of Sub
sistence, will proceed to Kansas City on
olliclal business pertaining to the Inspec
tion of subsistence supplies to be shipped
to the Philippines.
Captains E. V. Bookmlller and F. IL
Schoeffel, Ninth Infantry, will report at
Governor's Island for duty with recruits to
sail November 1 for Manila.
Private J. R. Callahan, general service,
Fort Sam Houston, is transferred to Bat
tery O. First Artillery, stationed at that
Excursion on the Big Four next Sunday.
The Mla.onri Supreme Conrt.
Jefferson City, Mo., Oct. IS. In Division
No. 1 of the Supreme Court the following
attorneys were enrolled: On motion of W.
S. Pope, F. M. Mansfield of Wrlsht Ccuntv;
on motion of Judge W. 51. Williams. A. W.
Walker of Howard County; on motion of
John H. Overall, Mr. Tucker of St. Louis.
Wendler vs. People's House Furnishing
Company; assignee of judgment substitut
ed as party plaintiff; continued to January
Feary vs. Metropolitan Street Railway
Company: continued to January call on
Delfosse vs. Cbatlln; dismissed for failure
to comply with the rules.
Rcilly vs. Pullers argued and submitted
by appellant: submitted on brief by re
Chance ts. Jennings; argued and submit
ted. WHEN you can set a $5.00 Tab or
will pay to secure lur luiuro use a quia.
HARRIS SHOE CO., 520 Pine St.
REPUDIATE THEIR CANDIDATE.
Addro.v$ Printed in the St. Louis
County Wntrhnum Urges the
Defeat of the Kepublican
Nominee for Sheriff.
The Republican flclit on Edmund C.
Hcncken. the Republican nominee for
Sheriff In St. Louis County., is to be a
thorough one. Yesterday a strong de
nunciatory nddres against Henckon was
Issued to tbe county Republicans signed ly
twenty-eight of tho best-known citizens of
St. Louis County.
Among other things, the circular pays:
"Believing that the principles of the Re
publican party are greater thin tho ambi
tions and aspirations of any candidate for
local office, or those who foster his can
didacy, we appeal to yon as Republicans
and citizens nf our county. who have tho
welfare cf both county and pirty nt heart
to Ignore tho candidacy of Edmund C.
Henckcn for the office of Sheriff of St,
"We do not make this appeal to subserve
the Interests of any other candidate or to
work an Injury to our party: en the con
trary, wo believe such action to bo for tho
betterment of the Republican party of tho
county for all time to come. As the t-ur-geon
is compelled to use the knife to re
move a cancerous growth from the human
anatomy, so we propose to c-xercie our
rights a3 free American citizens and good
and intelligent Republicans to remoe an
incubus which Is becoming a festering tore
upon the body politic of St. Lou's County
and which will ultimately. If allowed to
crow, and spread, destroy tho parent tree
and all Its branches."
Then follows a number of reasons why
Hencken should be defeated, the chief vt
which Is that he is a creature of the Mis
souri Pacific Railroad Company, and that
his nomination was secured by Influences
other than Republican otes. The clrcalar
Is signed bv E. L. Dosenbach. Christ
Schroeder I.. E. Strothkamp. Fred Hart
wig. John J. Braun. Albert Wllmas. Daniel
Dosenbach. Peter Kerth. A. S. Baumann.
Peter Huthmacher. John Wilkens, Leon
Mareschal. 1 W. Sanguine:. Boono Carter,
William G. Bobring. J. P. Rubellng Con
rad I'fclffer. Albert Heege. William
Schroi-der. the Reverend Mr. Mas. Adam
Ofenstcin. John Htoyc. Theodore Graeser.
F. W. Rauchensteln, Peter Bernard. Fred
Niedrlnghaua and John Schulz. There were
several other names attached to the cir
cular before It was printed, but tor per
sonal reasons their names are being with
held until a certain plan is perfected.
The address was published yesterday In the
St. Louis County Watchman, which has
long beeu regarded as one of tho leading
country Republican newspapers of the
State, and created a sensation. The nam"s
attached to the circular are those of busi
ness men. only two out of the list having
ever held office. The men connected with
the movement to down Hencken say th
fight has only begun, and that they will
make him look like & trinity of bad dimes
before November 6.
Flue Music, Iloics.
An endless source- of pleasure In the
home; $7.00 to JICOCO. at Mermod & Jac
card's, Broadway and Locust.
THE CLERJvJHlP SETTLED.
Governor Jones Finally Appoints
Colonel J. M. Montgomery.
Texorkana, Tex.. Oct- 19. News was re
ceived here to-day from Little Rock that
Governor Jones has decided upon the ap
pointment of Colonel J. M. Montgomery of
Texarkana, Ark., for tho newly created
office of County Clerk of Miller County. Tho
appointment was the outcomo of the census
enumeration, which found tho county po--sesaed
over 15,U inhabitants, and was
theiefor entitll to a county clerkship ac
cording to the requirements of tho law. The
appointment, though a good one. came as a
surprise to tho people or Miller County,
who had thought that A. B. Little was the
first and only candidate for the office. He
announced his candidacy at the beginning
of the county election, was Indorsed by the
managers' of the Democratic campaign, and
his namo finally appeared and was carried
through on the Democratlo ticket as the
candidate for the office, subject to the cen
The census resulted all right, and Little
was thought elected, but complications
came up shortly afterwards, which Involved
a question of law as to whether a man
could bo elected to an office before said
office was declared In existence. A final
decision was reached upon this subject,
which nullified all of the proceedings that
had previously been gone through. Little
was then compelled to re-run his race.
Meanwhile Colonel Montgomery entered the
tight, but. as Little was tho logical candi
date for the office, it was believed that his
appointment by the Governor was only a
matter of form. The final result Is re
ceived with considerable relief, as the case
had created much discussion In this sec
tion, and In many instances bad feelings
had been engendered.
FOR A COLD IX THE IlEAD
Laxative Bromo-Qulnlne Tablets.
Burned Section Is Being Rebuilt
With Costly Structures.
Bloomlngton. III., Oct, 19. Work Is pro
gressing on new buildings in Bloomlngton,
which aggregate In cost Jl.09t.0CO. Four
months ago to-day COW 000 worth of prop
erty was destroyed by tire. Two-thirds of
tho burned section Is already covered bv
new buildings in construction, many of
which are nearlng completion, and 1230.000
more will be contracted for within a month.
Residences valued at $200,003 are being built.
Four hundred workmen arc earning $1,000 a
day. Most of the new buildings will bo oc
cupied in sixty days. AH of them are far
finer than the old.
To Finlih Floors and Borders
To natural wood effect. Oak, Cherry, etc,
use "Floor-Shine!' Enamel Floor Colors.
Rook and Color Card Free. Address Floor
6 tine Co., St. Louis. Sold by dealers. Don't
take a substitute.
Congreentlonal Meeting Closed.
Metropolis, III.. Oct. 19. The forty-second
semiannual session of the Southern Illinois
Congregational Association closed here this
morning. The two most notable features of
the session were addresses by Doctor James
Tompkins and Mrs. M. J. Carpenter of Chi
cago. About twenty-five visiting ministers
Patent Leather Shoe for $2.50, Jt
MISS MAKY Y.VWU.V.K. rETEIi HARTMAN'.
A guardian was appointed for Miss Zubilek for the especial purpct;e of
giving his cousent to her marriage to Mr. Hartman.
Peter Hartman and 5I?ry Zubilek hopo
their troubles are ended. After making
four futile attempts, they, yesterday, got .i
m&rrlige licence. They mil use It some time
within the next few dajs. and will tell
the preacher who performs the ceremony
to return the certilieate tj the mariHge li
cense otllce. with their inverted compli
ments. Before they could get the license, they liad
to take Marj's uncle, Mathias Zubilek. be
fore Probate Judge Henderson, and have
him appointed guardian for Mary Uncle
Mathias was willing enough, and a" soon
as he became tho legal custodian of his
niece, he told her she might go and got
the license. Accordingly, Mary and Peter
went to the marriage license office, told
Clerk Emll Leonhardt what the uncle had
said, und demanded tho license.
The clerk looked at them sadly and re
proachfully. "You know I told you yesterday that jou
would have to bring the guardian here,"
"But we Just left him twenty minutes
ngo, and he was willing," dic'ared Peter,
with tlsir.g Ire.
"Makes no difference wh-it he told you."
said the clerk, "jou will h:ne to bring him
here, and let him tell It to me."
"Well, why didn't you fay to'." demand
"I did." said the clerk.
"You didn't." said Peter.
"Yes. ha did." said Mary.
And Peter was overruled.
The couple left the marriage licence of
fice again, minus a license. In an hour
they returned, and Peter was leading Unole
Mathias by the hand. Tho guardian gavo
his consent with due formality, made hi3
mark on the affidavit, and tho coveted
license was issued.
STRIKE SETTLEMENT HAS
HAD ITS EFFECT ON TRADE.
DISTIJIKI'TION OP MEIiCITAX
Caution, Incident to a Presidential
Year, Is Noted, However
New York. Oct. 13 R. C. Dun & Co.s
Weekly Review of Trade to-morrow will
"Settlement of the coal strike satlsfactory
to all Interests having ben effected, busi
ness breathes more freely in the East nnd
distribution of merchandise Ls increasing
Fiovvly ngain. though the election excite
ment ke;ps new bujlng In many lines down
to wants for Immediate consumption. In
the West, there ls net the same hesitation
and there, as well as In the South, tho
marketing of the crops ls responsible for a
feeling of much confidence in the movement
of business, if the nation nets conserva
tively at the polls. Prices of commodities
are wenker and the caution, gratifying In a
presidential year, keeps speculation at a
"Cotton further declined, making the loss
about U a bale Jn two weeks. Planters are
rushing work, and picking Is expected to
progress rapidly enough to save most of
the crop from early frcst. High prices
mako It possible to pay good wages to
pickers, nnd tho movement at receiving
points Increases largely. Domestic spin
ners are not liberal buyers, but exibrts are
only slightly smaller than a jcar ago.
Foreign buying increased with tho recent
sharp decline. Wheat has shown more
weakness, due In part to the greater ac
tivity at Russian ports; and Atlantic ex
ports for the tveek were only ,617,20.1 bu.,
against 3.270.22; a year ago. Corn also de
clined, but ls C cents above last year, which
may account for the loss in exports. In
three weeks. 7,td,Ttw bu., against 10,92LJi
"Few Important fluctuations occurred to
Iron and fileel. but there were small ad
vances In Bessemer pig at Pittsburg, and
billets at Philadelphia. Moderate gains are
reported in the volume of transactions, al
though the tendency Is to delay large con
tract for a few weeks, implement makers
take bar-Iron freely, however, and oiders
for pipe aro urgent, with severe weather
coming oa. Structural shapes are taken for
furclgn points as far diaUint as Egvpt. and
domestic bridge builders buy freely. More
mills have gone Into blast, and tho general
tone Is Improving. Production of coke has
Increased, but prices ure easy, and many
ovens are still Idle. Tin declined again,
making the fall l-ic in two weeks, and Co
from the high point In July.
"Leather and hides are tlrm and selling
freely, because of steady Improvement In
demand for boots and shoes. Jobbers are
placing large orders with manufacturers,
and demand Is not longer limited to fall
demands. Spring contracts are increasing
at an encouiaging rate, although an effort
1 made to keep these sales as quiet us
possible, owing to the effect on the mar
ket for raw material.
"While the woolen mills are not working
at full capacity, more seasonable weather
hns Increased buying In this line, and pur
chases of wool at tho three chief Eastern
markets Increased to AJSZlSxiQ pounds, tho
best total for a long time, although still
far below the amount taken through specu
lative activity a vear ago. Prices are
steady, and holders show no less confidence.
In other textile markets, cotton goods are
less freely bid for. and are selling well be
low parity, with th raw material. Sellers
do not weaken In their idea as to prices.
Many mills, which recently shut down, or
restricted production, are running again on
full time, but these are making chiefly
"Failures for the week were 109 In the
United States. natnt 145 last year, and 16
In Canada, against 20 last year."
Solid Gold Birth-Month Rlne.
For October, the Opal, signifying "Hope,"
$3.25 to $150; with diamonds up to X. Mer
mod & Jaccard's, Broadway and Locust.
WILL OF JOHN H. MORET-John H.
Morey. by his will filed for probate yes
terday, left hi9 estate to his wife. Sarah C.
Peter wanted to know If the license would
bo good next week.
"IV.r I don't want to use It before then,"
Mr. Leonhardt sati-iled him on this roint,
and the trio departed.
The fivo attempts, before securing a li
cet ye. did not leave Piter nnd his bride
eltet In a very good frame of mind, and
when a Republic reporter and artist called
at tho home of the brId."-to-be, In the tear
of No. 1721 South Ninth street, jesttrday
afternoon, their hosts were neither cordial
nor communicative. Peter frankly told tho
reporter it was none of his business when
they were to bo married, fir where, or by
whom. As he said It. he paraded the back
porch so rapidly that his bright bluo coat
nnd mammoth "diamond" made a s:r-ak of
blue and brilliancy against the unpointed
background. When his callers were leaving
Peter called after them:
"I am not tho Pater Hartman that lives
at No. 1723 South Second street."
Rut he told tho marriage license clerk
that he w.is
Peter and Mary made their first attempt
to get a license on October S. Tho girl ad
mitted that she was not jet If. and as
h"r father and mother .ire dead, and she
had no guardian, a license was refused. A
few days later tho couple appeared again,
and Peter angrily demanded tho license as
his right. But he didn't get It, Thursday
they made their third appearance at Cu
pid's desk. This time, tho girl's brother
was with them, and ho insistently gave his
consent. Hut even that did not count.
All this, time the officials had been tell
ing them that the only thing to do wan to
have a guardian appointed, but Peter took
other advice until jestcrday morning. Then
events happened as hero recorded.
GENERAL TRADE FEELING
IS QUIET BUT CONFIDENT.
MOST CIIEERFrii ADVICES
CAME FROM THE SOUTH.
Prices of Farm Products Tending
Downward Foreign Tnide Is
Good Week's Failures, 223.
New York, Oct. 19. Bradstrctt's to-morrow
"As the Jobbing distributive trade tends
to lessen with the advance of the fall sea
son, the repressive Influence of ante-election
becomes more clearly perceptible, and
the result l a generally quiet, though at
the same time confident feeling In general
trade, which the stock market has appar
ently begun to iliscount. with the result of
swelling current bank clearings well nbove
"As for some time past the best trado
advices come from the South, which re
mains ch erf uI, In mile of lower cotton. Pa
cific Coast advices are that export trade Is
ery largo, as tho result of army needs and
Asiatic requirements. Northwestern trade
ls. on the whole, quiet, nnd the disposition
to charge tho election with this is mani
fest. Eastern wholesale trado ls quiet, but
"Tho gross railway rctyrns continue ex
cellent, considering the rt ports quiet In
all other Hues, and returns for August are
much moru encouraging than those of July.
The countrj's foreign trade Is In a flatter
ing condition. Sept. exports being the largest
ever reported for that month, and being
swelled by high-priced cotton shipments,
the nine months' returns are far in advance
of all previous years. Imports, on the other
hnnd. show few gains, and the outlook ls
for a record-breaking export trade and n
merchandise balance for the calendar year
far In advance of all other years.
"Prices of farm products have tended
downward this week. The most notable
drop has been in cotton, half a cent for
tho week, and 1 cent from the highest
point reached, duo to good picking weather
and absence of frost encouraging maximum
estimates of jield, but also because of the
heavy weight of receipts brought over by
wo nign price or two weens ugo.
"Cotton rds are very firm, de.plte the
drop In raw material, but the disposition ls
to sell carefully on spring account. Wool ls
n little more active and firm in tone nt
Eastern markets, but the demand is still
to cover orders received by manufacturers.
who are not Inclimu to buy beyond this.
'The repression noted Is, perhaps, most
prcmlnent In the Iron and steel Industries,
where values for tbe cruder materials re
main well down to tho lowest point reached
in more than a year past, and even hero
It is to be noted that a larger volume of
steel rail orders have been placed this
year than in former periods. Sales thlt
week of rails are estimated nt 13,O0 tuns.
mostly at the vv est. structural material
makers are reported exceptionally well fixed
as to orders, nlthough a meeting of mak
ers. It Is rumored, may cut rates. Pig iron
hiS tipen .liii nf fcrilo hilt Chlmirrt rprnrt.
that a business of at least 10,e tons Is
l.i sight that may be placed after election.
The large steel mills are well supplied wi.h
orders, though at lower prices, and the
usual scramble for fall business Is nbsent
Wheat. Includlrg flour, shipments for th?
week aggregate 3.796.t3 bushels, ncalnt
4.297.R53 last week. 4,l.ns in the corre
sponding week of 1S93. 4.2..773 in 16J 6.i:2.171
In IS37 and 4.0G7.217 in 1S96. From July 1
to date this season, wheat exports are 35.
31Llt bushels, against C5,l?5,655 last season,
and C1.510.SS9 In 1S9S-99. Corn exports for
the week aggregate 2.SSC.993, against 2.
SM.037 last week. 5.,5S.C97 In this week a
year ago, 2,597.191 bushels In 1S9S. 1.177,513
In 1S97. and 2.979.9S1 in 1898. From July 1
to date this season corn exports are 50,
031.631 bushels, against 9,812.853 last season,
and 44,957,131 in lSS-?9.
"Business failures for the week number
223 in the United States, against 210 last
week. 221 In this week a jenr ago. 213 in 1S9S.
203 In 1897 and 292 In 1S9C Canadian failures
for tho week number 22. against SS last
week. 2! In this week a year ago. 24 In 1898.
27 In 1897 and 43 In 1S96."
The Best Prescription for Malaria,
Chills an3 Fver 1 a bottle of Grove's Tuteltu
Cl.lll Tonic. It 1 :m:ly Iron anj quinine la a
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IT PAYS TO
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Diamond Rings SI0.00 to S3.S00.00
Diamond Brooches 510.00 to $3,000.00
Diamond Ear Rings.. .$20.00 to $3,000.00
Diamond Lockets $7.00 to $250.00
Diamond Sleeve Links. . .$7.00 to $250.00
Diamond Studs $7.50 to $500.00
Diamond Scarf Pins. $7.50 to $500.00
Diamond Bracelets. $25.00 to $300.00
1ST Our STATIONERY DEPARTMENT has received tbe latest Paris, London and New Ybrk
models of Society Stationery, WEDDING, RECEPTION AND CALUNQ CARDS. Orders are executed
In our own factory by expert engravers, die cutters and printers. Workmanship and quality lacom
parable. The highest social elegance and refinement are manifested In the ate of our Stationery.
Volunteer Wanted t Campaign
for the World's Fair Meas
ures at the Polls.
Fix hundred volunteers for work at tho
polls In St. Louis on election day ire
wanted In beha'f of the World's Fair
amendments to tu.'- State Constitution.
At a Joint mett"2 of th Executive.
Finance. Legislative nnd Legal committees
lit M at the Mercantile Club yesterday aft
ernoon, former Lieutenant Governor John
B. O'Meara was appointed chairman of a
committee to secure these volunteer", and
to assign them for duty In the various pre
cincts It being Impossible for the chairman lo
visit all sections of the city before the elec
tion, he requests that volunteers send him
their numes. by mail, care the Business
Plans for rcachlrg voters throughout th
State were submitted to the meetlne by
Chnlrman Jrmes Camplell of the Com
mittee on Charter Amendments tnd others,
and several of the suggestions were
adopted. Mr. Campbell stated that letters
were sent out yesterday by the Central
Trades and Labor Enlon to every labor
organization In the State, u-ging the mem
bers, regardless of party affiliation, to work
and vote for amendments 4 end 5.
J. J. Schotten was appointed a committee
to requtot nil business houses In the city
that hae traveling m-n In the State to
ask these traveling men to work for the
amendments, in season nnd out of seion.
especially on election day, wherever they
R. II, Kern reported that he had mad- a
campaigning tour of pnrt of the State, and
had found no objection to tho amendments
anywhere: that they were understood, but
he said there was vast ignoranco on the
i-ubject and urged moro work, particularly
In the mrnl districts. Editor E. W. Stephens
of Columbia. Mo., who was prr.sc-iit on In
vitation, also urged tho necessity for more
work in this line.
Chairman Francis called attention to tho
ehort time left In which to do effective
work for the amendments, and said he
would cxpc?t active work from all com
mitteemen from now until the end of tho
Adjournment was taken to next Friday
afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Ruin the sight. Have proper lenses adjust
ed by Dr. Bond, expert optician at Mermod
& Jaccard's. Broadway and Locust, EX
AMINATION FREE. Steel frames, $1 and
up; gold, $5 and up.
TRAINS COLLIDE IN A TUNNEL
First Disaster of Paris Under
ground Railway Injured Many.
Paris. Oct. 19. The newly inaugurated
metropolitan underground railroad had its
first disaster this morning. Two trains col
lided nnd twcnty-nlno persons were Injured.
two of them fatally.
The accident occurred between the l.xpi
sltlon Station on the Champ. Elyse s .iwl
the Place de la Concorde. A train entered
th.? Place, de la Concorde Station, backed
out again, and the train following, owing
to a mlpunderstnnaing of signal-, crashed
ii.to the rear carriage. Luckily Loth trains
were going slowly. Nevertheless, tne shoe
partially smashed the end of the car, shat
tering tho windows of both trains and ex
tinguishing tne electric ngnis. ... i
There was great excitement, the darkness ,
In tli tunnel aaumg to tne nurrui. ...7i..v..
screamed and wounded passengers a;p--al.l
for heip, while other loudly called for
Hsbts. j . ...
The railroad cmplojes hastened to tne
scene with lanterns and tho past-er.g rs pro
ceeded on foot to tho Place de la Concorde
Station. The wounded were promptly extri
cated and removed to a hospital. Tramc
was Interrupted for several hours.
DAMAGE T0JEXAS CROPS.
GovenimeRt Estimates This Cost of
nurricane at 3,000,000.
Washington, Oct- 19. The statistician of
the Department of Agriculture has com
pleted bis investigation of the agricultural
situation in those countlas In Texas that
were vilted by the West India hurricane of
Reports have been received from the de
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ests of Southern Texas. Two experienced
."Pedal agents have personally visited the
storm-swept region and carefully Investi
gated the existing situation. Much valuable
assistance has been rendered the depart
ment by the Census Office In determining
tho acreage of cropa prior to the storm.
The area under cotton In the counties In
which seriouD d.image resulted from the
rtorm wa.. approvim ttely L300.0W) acre.
with a promise on September 1 of a crop of
about UO.iif.) bales. Ih" reduction of th3
crop Is .-itimated at about 6S.IO0 bale-s. or
('." i ir cent. On a b isis of $3) per bale, tho
.mi'iun! destrojed would represent a value
The, area under corn is estimated to have
lM-en about S13,0e0 acres, with an Indicated
production of about 1T.184.108.40.206 bu. This !o
to the crop ts estimated at about a million
bushels, or 5.7 per cent, representing a value
or about J.TH.O'X'.
The loss of rice Is estimated at 72.0CO bar
rels of four bu"hel.3 each, representing a
value of about $JI9.0W.
Of pecans there is an estimated loos of
JJ.W) poundA valued at $100,000. Thro
thousand trees, valued at $73,0(0. are also
reported as destroyed.
Tho loss of farm animals Is estimated .it
1.200 horses. Km mules, 20rtK cattle, 2.S00
rheep and I swine, representing a total
value of about MK0"O.
The loss of sugar cane, sorghum and other
minor crop has not been ascertained with
sufficient deflnltene.ss to warrant the pub
lication of an estimate.
Exclusive of the djmage- to farm build
ings, machlnerv. etc.. the totil loss1 may be
estimated at $3,000,000. It should be Mated
that nil the counties visited by the storm
were Included In tho crop report issued Oc
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Texas Governor Urged the Repair
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Washington, Out. 19. Governor Sayers of
Texas, who had been nttendlng the Galves
ton Bazaar In tho Waldorf-Astoria. New
York, called at the White House early this
morning. The President and Governor Say
ers. having rcrved in Congres.s together,
nro old friends', unci they had a pleasant
chat together. The Governor desired to
thank Mr. McKlnley for the services ren
dered by tho national Government In giving
relief to the sufferers at the ruined city.
One of Governor Sayers's purposes In see
ing the President to-day was to convince
him that Galveston. If It receives proper
aid, would grow Into a greater seaport than
ever before. The Governor, however, feels
that If Galveston Is to retain Its prestige
as ono of the most Important ports in
America outside of New York, It is neces
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the repair of tho Jetties and deep-water Im
provements that were almost ruined by the
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