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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1. 1900.
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
Discount rates were 5 to 7 rer cent on call
and time loans. Clearings. $5,597,517; bal
ances. $.".32. New York rxchange, 60c
discount bid. Sic discount aked: I.outsvlHe,
:5c du-count hid, par asked: Chlcnc.o, SjC
discount hid. 23c discount asked; New Or
leans. 2Tc discount bid. par aked; Cincin
nati. 2; discount bid. par asked.
The local wheat market closed lower nt
Kc n. Nov.. ttSUc Dec. 70iIHc Jan..
7SS-yc May. 71072c No. 2 red. Corn cloed
lower at K'iC n. Nov., S3Tff34c Dec. 3-c b.
jUv. Ste No. 3 white. Oats closed at 23e
n. Nov.. 23c b. Dec 2o May. 23y24c
The local market for standard mess rork
rlced slow at J1S for new. rrime steam
lard closed lower at 6.83JT6.9iV! for East Side.
Tha local market for spot cotton closed
LOCAL. AND SUBURBAN.
Cornelia May Davis, tlnuKhter of poor
parents. Is adopted by -nealthy Southern
Bridget Doe is under arrest charged with
Paul Campbell fell down an elevator shaft
and was killed.
Tlie building material men adopt a con
stitution and by-laws.
The city eleemosynary institutions are In
debt for supplies.
In order to rai?e fund. for street cleaning
r number of sewer department employes
have been laid off.
The City Council deferred nction on the
Ksposltlon bond bill pending an opinion
from the City Coun-clor.
Mrs. George M. Paschall died at the
Grand Hotel. In Cincinnati.
Tlie hospital collections for sick poor will
be taken up to-day.
The Imperial Electric Light. Heat and
Tower Company asks a franchise to operate
a hot-water plant.
The boundaries of the proposed new under
ground conduit district have been deter
mined. A farmer near Mascoutah, III., died while
a Thansglvlng dinner was being placed on
J. R Nabanes, a Mississippi stockman.
savs that he was drugged and robbed of
Legal complications may arise from the
failure of Special Judge Booth to 'appear
and try cases assigned to htm In the Court
of Criminal Correction.
Chief of Tolice Campbell expects to b
made Chief of Police in Manila under tLe
new civil Government.
The divorced wife of Charles Tyrrell ob
tains possession of her children through a
modified decree of the court.
Judge Thayer appoints a receiver for the
Guardian Trust Company of Kansas City.
Harry Lleberman of Chicago is shot at a
craps game on Chestnut street.
The Conductors Insurance Association of
the United States and Canada holds Its an
The Elks will eulogize their deceased
brothers at the Olympic Theater to-morrow
Governor Stephens visits St. Louis.
The forty-seventh annual banquet of the
Caledonian Society of St, Louis was iietd
at the Planters Hotel.
Business men of Edwardsvllle. 111., ran a
par senger train to and from Alton.
Two robbers bound and gagged Mrs. Jo
seph Moore of East St. Louis and then
took her purse and money.
The trial of Je-sle Morrison for the mur
der of Mrs. OHn Castle has begun at Eldo
rado, Kas. The accused made the simple
plea of self-defense.
The disappearance of H. H. Perkins, an
attorney of Doniphan. Mo., has been solved
by the identification of the body of an Ala
bama suicide s that of the missing man.
The Fort Worth conference of representa
tive Texan3 to discuss plans for the re
habilitation of Galveston, convened yester
day. A newly married man at Princeton. Ky..
confessed to forgery shortly after his- wife
filed a suit for divorce. He died a few days
ago and his widow immediately married
again. The grave was opened by the sus
picious authorities, and the coffin was found
to be empty.
Burlington police have arrested a man
who they think murdered Mr. and Mrs.
Linton Thursday night when they resisted
his attempt to rob them.
Storm sufferers along; the Texas coast
have complained to Governor Savers that
relief committees are not distributing re
lief funds Judiciously and impartially.
The Cherokee Legislature wants a new
agreement with the United States, and in a
new bill authorizes the Principal Chief to
erpolnt a commission of five to bring about
Joseph Manley of Maine Is urged for ap
pointment as Revenue Commissioner. His
chances of becoming United States Senator
are not po rosy at present.
The Central Missouri Teachers' Associa
tion is In session at Hermann.
A desperate Tennessee negro fought
officers and was twice wounded.
Jockey Dominlck was slightly hurt at
Tanforan yesterday. He was dashed against
the fence by his mount while emerging
from the paddock. The sport at Tanforan
was marked by several exciting finishes.
Two long shots won at Bennlngs yester
day. The Memphis stakes for the comlnj sea
ton have been announced.
Bummer also ran. at the Crescent City
President Ashley of the Wabash an
nounces the building of the Montpeller-To-ledo
i G. A. R. officials' still Insist on a one-cent
1 per mile rate for the Denver encampment.
Vice President Ramsey's private car Is
being equipped with an electric axle light
There has been heavy immigration Into
( Texas from Southern States.
An English barrister Is In this country to
I etlr up Interest In the old Central Faclfic
J Western executives will meet In New York
J next Wednesday.
! The B. & O. S.-W. and the L. & N. will
build a union depot at O'Fallon, 111.
The International and Great Northern
wants) to buy the Waco and Brazos Valley
road, and also build an extension.
New Tork. Nov. SO. Arrived: Noordland.
Boston, Mass., Nor. 39. Arrived: New
England, Liverpool and Queenstown.
i Bremen, Nov. 30. Arrived: Trave, from
Liverpool. Nov. 3. Sailed: Rhynland,
Yokohama. Now 29 Sailed: Glen Tur
Moville. Nov. 30. Sailed: Ethiopia, from
Glasgow, New York.
Queenstown. Nov. 30. Sailed: Comnun
jwenlth (from Liverpool), Boston.
Southampton, Nov. 30. Sailed: Deutsch
land (from Hamburg). New York, via Cher
bourg. New York. Nov. 20. Sailed: Mesaba, Lon
don. Hong-Kong. Nov. 20. Sailed: Empress of
Japan. Vancouver and Victoria, via Yoko
hama. Kobe. 'Nagasaki and Shanghai.
Lizard. Nov. TO. Passed: L'Aquitalne, New
Tork for Havre.
j jwv.w uui... .w. .,. DUlCU. QJAlBIJtuaUl,
Boulogne ana ulw York.
Cherbourg, Nov. 30. Sailed: Deutschland
from Southampton for New York.
The Best Prescription for Malaria,
Cbllls tod Fever is a bottle of Grave's Tuteless
Chill Tonic It It simply Iron and quinine la a
tasteless form. Xo cure no pay. Price Mc.
BABY ON THE DOORSTEP.
Found by Two Men and Turned
Over to the Police.
James J. Moran of No. 2424 North Garrl
eon avenue and W., M. Holland of No. 207
North Beaumont street last night found a
female Infant, apparently 2 weeks old. on
the steps of the residence at No. 2629 Pine
street. The baby was comfortably wrapped
In' woolen clothes and was cooing placidly
when turned over to a policeman, who took
It to the Bethesda Home,
GAGGED AND ROBBED
IN HER FRONT YARD.
Mrs. Joseph Moore the Victim of
Two Brutal Highwaymen in
East St. Louis.
TIED HER HANDS AND FEET.
Hound Iler Mouth With a Piece of
Her Own Dress, Took Her Money
and Jewelry and Left Her
Mrs. Joseph Moore, who lives at No. 2211
Gaty avenue. Earf St. Louis had a thrilling
experience with two footpads, who as
saulted and robbed her In the yard in front
of her residence, just after dusk yesterday.
-Mrs. Moore had been In town shopping
and was returning homo with her pur
chases. As she passed through the front
gate two men crossed the road and en
tered after her.
She heard their footsteps on the gravel
walk, and when about halfway to the
house she turned and, confronting the men,
asked them what they wanted.
For reply the taller of the two shoved
his hand roughly In her face and held her
mouth shut while his confederate proceeded
leisurely to bind her hands and feet. When
he had done this he tore a strip of cloth
from her dress and gagged her with it.
This done, they robbed Mrs. Moore of her
purse and several articles of Jewelry, then
threw her face downward upon the ground
The fellow who tied and gagged her was
evidently an expert at that kind of work.
She struggled with the cords on her wrists
and ankles for full fifteen minutes, but
could not succeed in loosening them. Final
ly, worn out with her struggles and fright,
About half nn hour later Mr. Moore found
his wife unconscious in the yard upon his
return home from work. He carried her
into the house, and It was only after great
effort that he succeeded In restoring her to
consciousness. Even then It was an hour
before she could relate her experience.
every effort she would make to do so be
ing Interrupted by hysterical weeping.
About 9 o'clock Mr. Wood accompanied
his wife to the police station, where she
gave r.n account of the affair to the Chief
of Police. She could give an accurate
description of the man who held her and
took her purse, but stated that she could
not be positive cf the features of his com
panion. No clew which would Indicate the
identity of the robbers had been discovered
by the police last night.
SPRUCE STREET MISSION WORK.
Special Thanksgiving services were held
at the Spruce Street Mission, No. 11 Scuth
Seventh street, last night. The exercises
were conducted by V. O. Saunders, assisted
by J. E. .Fogg. J. A. Stanion and a choir
The little mission was filled to the doors.
Several In the audience testified as to the
manner in which they had been rescued
from the paths of waywardness. One
bright-faced old gentleman declared that he
had been saved within the year. He said
that he had suffered all that man could
possibly suffer, and when be Joined the
Spruce Street K sslon his burden had been
lightened. This was the tenor of several
other testimonials from the auditors. All
of them seemed to have a good word for
the work of the mission, and they praised
its efforts In that quarter unstintedly.
Tho song service was pleasing to the au
dience, which Joined In enthusiastically on
FAVORITE OLD SOXGS
And Little Classics Look for them In
The Sunday Republic to-morrow.
TO PILOT POLICE AUTOMOBILE
Tom Barrett, Patrol Wagon Driver,
Has Selected His Uniform.
Tom Barrett, who Is better known among
policemen as "Thomas the Dude." has first
call upon the appointment to the office of
automobile driver at the new Seventh Dis
trict Station, now In course of erection at
Grand and Magnolia avenues.
Barrett was formerly driver for Chief
Harrigan. Then he was made Jehu at the
Fourth District Station.
On his recreation days; this month Bar
ret will go to New York to become even
more au fait In the robing of men. But
he has already decided upon three of the
more salient points of his habit. The pilot
of the new Seventh District automobile
will wear a top hat, white mcrocco waist
coat and Louis XIV boots.
A CHICKEN ROOST.
Robert Johnson, a Negro, Caught
With Sack Full of Fowls in
East St. Louis.
Because he was hungry and had no money
with which to purchase food, Robert John
son, aged and decrepit, forgot what he
had taught others while he was a preacher,
and attempted to steal chickens from the
home of Dan Hlnes. at No. 1436 North
Eleventh street. East St Louis, Tho old
negro was caught rcdhanded by Mr. Hlnes.
He had three chickens In a sack, and was
hurrying to the alley when Mr. Hlnes seized
him by the shoulder.
Before Justice Peet yesterday afternoon
the prisoner said he was 92 years old, and
that, as he had served in tho ministry for
a number of years, he would tell the truth.
He said that he was passing through tho
alley when he saw the chickens in .a sack,
and he entered the yard to give the chick
ens their liberty.
Mr. Hlnes and his family testified that
they heard a commotion among the chick
ens a few seconds prior to the time that
Johnson was seen emerging from the coop
with the sack. In which were three hens.
Justice Peet decided that the negro's story
was too thin, and bound him over to tho
Grand Jury. Later the prisoner said that
he was hungry and that that was the rea
son he tried to steal the poultry.
DIED AT THANKSGIVING FEAST.
Aged Illinois Man Succumbs to
Joseph Watschlnger, 72 years old, living
five miles east of Mascoutah, In St. Clair
County, died while Thanksgiving dinner
was being put on the table at his home. His
death was due Indirectly to a fall he re
ceived several weeks ago, In which ore of
his ribs was badly fractured.
Thursday morning he was out of bed and
watched with Interest the preparation of
the Thanksgiving dinner at which he In
tended to participate. Shortly before the
time for 'the dinner to be served he de
cided to He down for a short rest. While
the turkey was being set down on the ta
ble a gasp was beard by the members of
the family, and. hurrying Into thje adjoin
ing room, they discovered that he had died.
Watschlnger leaves six' children and three
PREPARED TROUSSEAU FOR
WEDDING THAT WAS PAST.
Ruth Bos well Was Married to
10 at Indianapolis Her
MRS. DOUGLAS S. BAKER. DOUGLAS S. BAKER.
Their wedding was set for Thanksgiving- Day. Preparations -were made for the
event, and when the time nrrlved Mr. Baker announced that he and the bride-to-be
had been married on August 10 last at Indl anapolls. Mrs. Baker was Miss Ruth llos-well.
One Thank-glvlng-Day i-od.llng that was
to be was not and thereby hangs a talc.
It's a story of man's nlllfulnc.-.s and wom
an's ability to keen a secret proverbs to
the contrary notwithstanding.
The principals In this little drama of love
are Douglas S. Baker and his bride, who was
Ruth liorwell. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.
T. Rosnell of No. 3S2S Maflltt avenue, who
began houfekeeplng yesterday at No. 3522
Hartford street, after gltlng all their rela
tives and friends a shock from which some
have not yet recovered. X
This was In the shape of a marriage cer
tificate which bears date "Indianapolis, lnd.,
August 10. 1300."
For three months and a half Mrs1. Baker
lived under tho parental roof, receiving vis
its now and then from her supposed
fiance, busily getting together a trousseau
for a marriage that had already taken place
and confiding all her secrets but one to her
father, mother, sisters and near friends.
She even went so far ns to plan the dinner
which was to follow the wedding ceremony,
without even hinting at th denouement that
was to follow within an hour.
It was to be a quiet, homo wedding, ut
Mrs. Boswell. the mother, had invited her
nearest friends, and the house was gaily
decorated iith autumnal flowers In honor of
Mr. Baker was expected shortly before
noon and was to bring the preacher with
him. Ho wa late and arrived alone.
Dinner was getting cold by this time, and
Mrs. Boswell questioned Baker about the
minister why he hadn't brought him along.
He answered In an Indifferent manner that
excited her motherly suspicions, and in al
most no time the story was out. There
wasn't to be any wedding. None was neces
sary. Her daughter had been a wife for
three months and more.
Then the daughter was called in and the
SURPRISED HOSTESS BY ANNOUNCING
HIS MARRIAGE TO HER DAUGHTER.
When the members of the Seeger house
hold at No. 2914 Montgomery street were
discussing the cake, nuts and coffee at the
end of an exceptionally pleasant dinner
Thanksgiving evening and everybody was
In rare zood humor. John McCormick. Jr..
who was the guest of the family, surprised
the company by announcing that ho and
Mildred, one of the handsome daughters of
his hostess, wera married, and had been
husband and wife since November G.
When the first shock of this surprising
announcement, which the tell-tale blushes
of tho pretty bride declared to be true, had
passed away, the two culprits were bo over
whelmed by a flood of Queries as to the
time, place, manner and reason for the
unexpected step that they were at a loss
where to begin the explanation. Then,
gradually, the story came out amid a con
stant Interruption of "Ohs" und "Ahs" and
John McCormick. the bridegroom, to the
son of a prominent real estate dealer of
Cuba. Mo. He has been living in St. Louis
two years, and Is employed In the claim
department of the Frisco Railroad. Shortly
after his arrival here he became acquainted
with Miss Mildred Seeger and fell heels
over head In love with her. He was a wel
come caller at tho house, and last summer
their engagement was announced. The date
for the wedding wa set for caTly in De
cember, and the family of the young lady
BUSINESS MEN RUN
A PASSENGER TRAIN.
Act as Conductor and Brakeman
to Qualify for the Order of
A strange crew took out the 5 o'clock
rassenger train from Edwardsvillc. 111.,
on the Illinois Terminal yesterday. The
conductor and brakemen wore no uniforms,
but were resplendent with patent-leather
shoes and . diamond scarf pins. The un-rallroad-llke
garb of the new workmen was
not duo to an effort on the part of the rail
road to Introduce new styles In the costumes
of Its men, but simply Indicated to out
siders that several green hands had been
put on the extra list.
The conductor was Maurice W. Clark, a
well-known Insurance man of St. Louis,
whoso residence is at Edwardsvillc, and
the brakeman was J. H. Bronn. who
last week sold his Interest In the Le
land Hotel at FdwardsvIIIe for 3,000.
Years tgo each was in the railroad
service as conductor. Clark ran on the
Chicago and Alton and Brown on the Wa
bash, nr.d afterwards the Sanle Vc. Both
woro the gilt stripes for upwards of fifteen
years, but of late have been engaged in
other vocations. They desired to re-enter
the Order of Railway Conductors, and to do
so wished to make application as regular
A happy thought struck Clark as they
pondered over the dilemma, and he had an
Interview with his friend, II. II. Ferguson,
superintendent of the Illinois Terminal.
It resulted ln both the men sending in
formal applications for places as conduct
ors. They received formal notification that
they had been put on the "extra list," and
Immediately afterwards another notice that
they were to take out No. 67. They were
on hand promptly at leaving time, S o'clock
last evening, Clark In the capacity of con
ductor and Brown as brakeman.
A large delegation of their friends was
down to see the start and cheered lustily
when Clark .sorted the tissues and waved a
"high tall" to the engineer. Brown was
the recipient of a beautiful lantern, some
two feet high, upon which two tlnwork
ers had labored all afternoon. It was
a trying time for the new rrew until the
train was well away from tho depot. They
also made the return trip, leaving Alton at
6 o'clock, but on the latter run reversed
Douglas S. Baker o August
Parents Invited Guests to a
Did Not Take Place.
father; the wedding certificate was pro
duced, and there wui a tableau.
Everybody present talked nt once for
nbout ten minutes, and Mr. Boswell s:d
some things to his new found son-in-law.
while Baker and his wife flew Into each
other's arms and talked back to mamma
and papa. After everything was under
stood, everything was all right, and every
body sat down to dinner.
"I won't deny that I was provoked," said
Mrs. Boswell Iat night. "No one would
have thought Ruth could have played such
a trick. She Is such a confiding sort of a
girl, and always told me everything, I
thought. Slip even used to let me read her
letters from Mr. Baker; but I remember
now that she began to burn them up some
time in tho summer.
"She was Just IS yesterday. We did not
object to her marriage in tho least, but
wanted her to wait until she became of
age. Last August she and Mr. Baker went
on an excursion to Indianapolis, and got
married. They came back the Bame night,
and she has been with us every day since.
He called whenever he was In town, and
often took her to tho theater, or to sup
per downtown; and we had no more Idea
that they were married than the man in
"Hero I've been sewing on her wedding
clothes, and planning everything for her,
and all for nothing. Yes, I am put out
about It, but not angry. They think it
was a fine Joke, but I don't."
Mr. Baker is an employe of the Internal
Revenue Department, ind Is well knemn In
business and political circles. His duties
kept him out of the city most of the sum
mer and fall, and to that extent helped nlm
keep his secret.
His bride is a pretty, petite brunette and
is well known among the younger set of the
was planning a home wedding and recep
tion. As the date of the wedding drew near the
young couple decided between themselves
that a quiet wedding would suit them bet
ter, but they said no word of this to the
folks at home.
On November 6, election day, McCormick
was given leave of absence to go home to
vote, and he decided that when ho cast his
ballot that day for his choice of a ruler
of the nation he would also select his cholcu
of a ruler of his Individual household. He
communicated his wishes to Miss Seeger,
and that day they departed for Cuba,
ostensibly on a social visit only to Mr. Mc
Ccrmlck's parents. When they arrlted
there they procured a license and were
quietly married. This done, the bridegroom
cast his vote, and after a pleasant vlslt.wlth
the consciousness of a double duty well
done, McCormick and his bride, with their
pecret locked within their own breasts, re
turned to St. Louis.
They decided to keep the secret until
Thanksgiving Day, and they did so. .None
of their friends or relatives suspected they
were man and wife until the bridegroom
threw the bombshell into the family camp
at the Thanksgiving Day dinner.
For the present Mr. and Mrs. McCormick
are making their home with the parentL or
Mrs. McCormick. but they will shortly go
AT WINONA, MINN.
Cases Number Three Hundred, and
Half the Population Has
Winona. Minn., Nov. 20. Secretary Brack
en of the State Board of Health, who was
called to 'Winona to-day to Investigate the
epidemic In this city, gives out tho tate
ment that the disease Is evidently small
pox. It Is said that there are over 300
cases, mostly In the Fourth Ward, which
Is largely a Polish settlement. In one
school yesterday there were twelve cases,
and the pupils suffering with the dlrease
were pent home. It Is claimed that at least
half the population has been exposed to
EC7.RSIA) SO CUBE, KO PAY.
Tour druggist will refund your monev if
Tazo Ointment fails to cure Ringworm. Tet
tcr.Old Ulcers and Sores, Pimples and Black
heads on the face, and all skin diseases. Wc
SAVED FROM PENITENTIARY.
Wife, Mother and Child Pleaded
for George Williams.
To the fact that his aged mother, his wife
and their 6-year-old boy pleaded for him.
George Williams owes the suspension of a
penitentiary sentence Imposed on him for
stealing brasses from a caboose In East Si.
Louis. Williams pleaded guilty in the Cir
cuit Court yesterday morning.
Williams said that he stole the brasses to
provide his family with the necessaries of
life. Martin D. Baker, the State Attorney,
was asked to consent to suspend the sen
tence pending good behavior. Mr. Baker
consented, and the order was so made. The
man's family thanked the State Attorney,
and his eyes dimmed with tears when the
wife promised that her husband would nev
er again do anything wrong.
CALIFORNIA OFFICIAL VOTE.
McKinley's Plurality Over Bryan
Is Nearly 40,000.
Sacramento, Cal., Nov. JO. The official fig
ures on the presidential election in Cali
fornia, as compiled by the Secretary of
State, give McKinley 164,755. Bryan 12I.9S5,
DE WET SAYS FIGHT
TILL ROYS GROW UP.
Returned United States Army Of
ficer Oisfiisses Itncra and
BURGHERS ARE DETERMINED.
Captain I't'ii-hmaiin Says the Pres
ent Ciieriilla Warfare May Re
Con tinned Indefinitely
lie Took No Part."
Washington. Nov. 31. Captain Carl
Reic lima mi of the Seventeenth Infantry,
who was detailed by the War Department
lo rtport nn the operations of the Boer
forre.s in the South African War. has re
turned to Washington to prepare his report
and eoll.ite the Information zathertd.
Captain Ileichniann's experience was va
ried and Interesting. During the month of
March he was v.ith Oenenil De Wet's army.
For several succeeding months, as ho him
self expressed It, he "shifted for hlmselT"
until after the fall of Pretoria, then joined
the forcts of Ocneral Louis Botha, tha
Commander-in-Chief In the Transvaal Re
public. With him much of the time were
the attache" from the Russian. French.
Norwegian nrd Dutch nations.
"It Is difficult." Captain Relchmann sail,
to-night. In an Interview with an Asso
ciated Press reporter, "to foretell nhnt the
Boers are goln to do. Whr.ther they will
contlnu their desultory fighting or not Is
a question that is yet dllllcult to nnswer.
Me Wr l'lltrlotlr Motto.
"Oncrnl De Wet's motto Is to 'light until
our children grow up,' for Independence, and
It begins to look as If the Boers might be
working that way now. Thej- are a per
sistent, obstinate people, crude and simple
In their manner, tough and strong as the
hunters from Kentucky and Tennessee, and
willing to undergo hardship.
"They are different from the ordinary or
ganized soldiers, and the .ev"ri reprcslvo
measures .ulopted by the Ilrltl'h In their
effort to stamp out the BoerM und their
homes evidently had no seriouH effect on
their.. They started in the war without
military training, except a limited number,
KK) from tho Tran.waal and about SO or 1W
Irom the Orango Free State. They havo
stood the rigors of the campaign well.
"I have the figures showing the casualties
of the Boer forces, but they are not availa
ble Just now. Fifty-two thousand men, in
all, were- furnished by the Boer Republics to
carry on the war. but not more than 3;,000
of this number were In the Held nt any one
time. Of these probably 10,CW are still In
the field, keeping up the warfare against
the British. When lights occurred between
the contending forces it was usually in the
ratio of at least live British to one Boer.
The latter were good shots, and the Brit
ish usually attacked In the open, which
probably accounts for the relatively smaller
number of men the Boers lost.
I.onRT. Tli In liner Line.
"For a distance of forty miles a small
force of about 3,0X1 would be stretched out
"The contest now being carried on la a
guerrilla warfare. I'ntll the Boers lost the
railroad to Lorenzo Manjuez they carried
on regular warfare, moving their base
along the railrcad. In many respects the
Boers have advantages, as they can live on
the country, which the British cannot do.
You must remember. In speaking of South
Africa, that It is a very sparsely settled
country, with farms many miles apart. For
this reason the people arc widely sepa
rated, and if the British Government in
tends to put into effect any reconcentrado
policy, as has been suggested, a very large
force of men will be necessary, to occupy
the country." t
Captain Relchmann entered a vigorous
denial of the charge that at the fighting
nt Scnnes Post he had led the Boers in
tho contest with the British. He .declared
that any Intimation of this kind was with
out foundation n fact, and said the cir
culation of the report has been a source
of great concern to him. During the fight
ing of three hours he was In the company
of the Dutch and French attaches.
nFWORTII LEAGUE RATK.
Tranncontlnental Association Flipur
Inge on It nnd Other Details.
Chicago. 111.. Nov. 30. The Transconti
nental Passenger Association held a meet
ing here to-day for the purpose of deciding
upon a rate for the Epworth League Con
vention, to be held In San Francisco next
summer. A JoO round-trip rate from Chi
cago and return has been proposed, and It
Is almost certain" to be made. If not ty
agreement, by Independent action on the
part of one or the other- of the lines. A
new element has been Introduced -Into the
situation since the meeting in ri:. Louis
last week. The proposition for the $S0-rate
was on the presumption that ticket holders
would be compelled to go and return by the
The Northern Pacific and the Great
Northern have made It understood that
they are competitors for the business, and
unless provision be made in 'the arrange
ments for allowing ticket holders going
by the southern routo to return by the
northern one, or vice versa, they will see
iO it that they get a fair sharo of the
business in both directions. Irrespective of
the rates that have been made to get It.
These Northern lines have not yet become
members of tho Transcontinental Passen
ger Association. Efforts are being made
to get them to Join, but the probabilities
are that they will maintain their Inde
pendence until they are guaranteed a fair
share, of this and all other transcontinental
business of a similar kind.
NEW IMPERIAL LEADING MAN.
William If. Pascoe to Succeed. E.
William II. Tascoe will succeed E. J.
Ratcliffe as leading man of the Imperial
stock company, and will make his Initial
bow In that capacity In St. Louts In
"Friends" on Sunday, December 9.
Manager Glfftn says Mr. Pascoe's engage
ment Is by no means In the nature of an
experiment, and predicts for him a hearty
welcome and growing clientele. Ills con
tract reads for the remainder of the St.
Within the last five years he has played
Important part with James O'Neill nnd
Otis Skinner, and for five consecutive sum
mers was leading man In the stock com
pany at Portland. Me. Last summer he
was leading man at the Academy of Music
In Richmond. Va
in "Friends." in which Mr. Fascoe will
begin here, he has made much of his repu
tation. ADA PATTERSON'S STORY
Of How Four Women Pound Fame and
Fortune from one home a good story
of patient endeavor. It will be told In
To-morrow's Sunday Republic.
ARREST ATTORNEY AND CLIENT.
Charged With Making False Af
fidavit to Secure Pension.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 30. Colonel W. A.
Nelson, an attorney of Louisville, and Mra.
Ben Maiden of New Albany, Ind.. were ar
rested In New Albany to-day by United
States Marshal File, and Chief of Police
Adama. Mrs. Maiden Is charged with
making, at tho Instance of her attorney.
Colonel Nelson, a false affidavit for the
purpose of securing a pension. The ac
cused will be taken to Indianapolis to an
swer before the United States Court.
Householders ar advised to dlilnfect thalr
ntmlin with Piatt's Cnlorldsa, odorless and wut.
CHICAGO AND RETURH
On Sale Nov. 30lh. Dec lit and 2d. Good Returning Until Dec 10th.
Four Matchless Trains Every Day in the Year.
NEW "THP ONI
TICKET OFHCE, "" VA1" " SIXTH and OUTE.
Smoke the best 10-cent Clgnr on tlie
Mnrtr by SEIDKMIERG CO. T. WRIGHT A CO.. Distrihnlers. VW Olive St.
SOLVED IN ALABAMA.
Rod v of a Suicide Identified as That
of W. W. Perkins, the Miss
HIS DISAPPEARANCE EXPLAINED
dime to St. Louis and, While on a
Spree, Spent Money Belonging
to Doniphan Lumber Com
pany Killed by a Train.
Birmingham. Ala., Nov. 30. A. J. French,
representing the Doniphan Lumber Com
pany of Doniphan. Mo., arrived here last
night and Identified the body of a man who
was struck by a Louisville and Nashville
train near Blount Springs last Sunday as
that of W. W. Perkins of Doniphan, who
has been missing from that place since last
According to the story told by French.
Ferklns was an attorney In the employ of
the above-named lumber company, and last
May -went to St. Louis on business for the
company. It is raid that while there ho
got on a spree and spent several hundred
dollars belonging to his client.
When he sobered up and realized what he
had done he left for parts unknown. His
family nnd friends made every effort to lo
cate him. but In vain.
Last Sunday, while a Louisville and
Nashville express train was approaching
Blount Springs, thirty miles north of her,
the engineer saw a man standing beside
the track looking toward the train. Just
before the locomotive, reached him 'ho
stepped in front of It and was run over.
He was pickedup.ln an unconscious con
dition and sent to Birmingham, but died
before reaching here.
. Identlfled. by.-Hoo-Hoo -Button.
Ho was unable to give his, name, and
nothing was found on bis person by which
he -could be Identified except a Hoo-Hoo
button-which" bore a number. The Coroner
communicated ,wlth the secretary of the
Hoo-Hoo-order, and. thus ascertained tha
name andaaddress,of .the. dead.man.
Perkins" "was "penniless and bore the ap
pearance of-a tramp when killed. The en
gineer of tho train' believes that the man
deliberately ended his life, and this opinion
Is ; shared by the -local -authorities. - It , is
thought " that. Perkins had been v aimlessly
wacdcrlng'-'over the country for 'months.
The body was not taken .home, but
French, 'notwithstanding his own loss, .n
memory, of what the dead, man once .bad
been, left .money, to pay for' the burial here
and-the'remalns were interred to-day. .It
Is .said, that Perkins i was quite prominent
at one time. . - .
.To'Cnrr Headache. In lo M lamtea "
Take Parker's . Headache Powders. They
are safe and sure. All druggists. . Price tfc.
. OSCARWILDEIN ST.-LOUIS..
i s ' f t"
Lectured in the Oid Mercantile Li-
Oscar Wilde Tlslted'thls city ln-thesprlng
of 1S$3. Thoiyear previous .to,, his arrival
the opera "Patience.", "by Gilbert, and Sul
livan, which was" really a "satire on teach
ings of schools similar to Wilde's! had been
produced in the old Pope's Theater, and the
advertisement he derived therefrom was
probably greater than that due to any acts
of his own.
While In this city he affected outlandish
ptyles of garments which he considered
aesthetic, the most pronounced features of
which were a brown velvet coat, knee
breeches and silk stockings and low shoes.
A bow tie of a loud tinge of yellow was nl
ways a striking feature of his garb. He
wa3 rather a graceful man as regards his
movements, but the expression of his face
was rather unpleasant, and his feet were
decidedly large and ungainly In the low
Wilde delivered an address upon aesthet
lcism and the beautiful at the old Mer
cantile Library Hall on Broadway and Lo
cust, the site of the present building. The
lecture proved to be rather a frost, and a
large portion of the audience arose and
quitted the hall while he was still speaking.
Several citizens of St. Louis met Oscar
Wlldc In England while they were on trips
there, and from their reports it seems that
In many of his sayings Wilde was consid
ered a plagiarist.
The well-known artist. Whistler, was also
known to these St. Loulsans while there
and several anecdotes are related of tilts
In which he Indulged with Wilde apropos
of the latter' habit of copying Whistler's
During one of Whistler's speeches he
m-rde a particularly neat remark, and Oscar
Wlldc, who happened to be in the audi
ence, remarked: "I wish such a remark
could be oris.-ln.-il with me." To which
Whistler responded shortly: "It will be neit
week, dear boy." Wilde, according to all
accounts, did not relish this allusion to his
habit of plagiarism.
DRAINAGE CANAL REPORTS.
Engineers' Estimates and Recom
mendations Are Made.
Washington, Nov. 30. The Chief of En
gineers at the War Department. General
John M. Wilson, has received from tie
Board of Kngmecrs recently convened In
Chicago twe reports authorized by the last
Congress en the conversion of the Chicago
drainage canal Into a ship canal, connect
ing Lake Michigan with the Mississippi.
The first of these reports deals with the
cost and engineering problems of a seven
and eight foot channel through the drain
age canal, striking the Mississippi by way
of the Illinois and Desplalnes rivers. The
second Is similar, except that It provides1
estimates for a ten. twelve and fourteen
foot channel over the same route. These
reports will go to the Secretary of War and
be submitted to Congress as soon as pos
sible after It convenes.
Sixty-seven reports of a similar nature,
covering river and harbor Improvements all
over tho country, will be submitted to Con
gress about Urn same time,
V WAY" Carlelon Hfc.
T. WRIGHT A CO.'
DEATH GOMES TO
JOE P. HERRINGTOK,
FPU. TnilHAnil .Hn7n? .. .. M- 1
Passes Away, Surrounded by
Members of IIis Familv. - ti
WAS CONSCIOUS TO THE LAST. !
Body to Be Shipped to Sedalia for ,-,:j
Burial Elks Have Charge of
the Funeral Status of
Joseph Patrick Herrington. Railroad sa&
Warehouse Commissioner-elect, who- bad
been setlously ill for the last three weeks,
died this morning at 1:02 o'clock at the rest
dence of T. A. Morgan. No. 3233 West Pins
boulevard. His death had been momsa- -tartly
expected for the last few days, f '
At his bedside when the end came "rA
his wife; his sister. Mrs. Margaret 'Mr
Sweeney of Moberly. Mo.; Mrs. Laurie, fb
sister-in-law; A. Herrington. a cousin.
Sedalia: Art Hawkins, a nephew; WllHara
A. Baker. A. C. Donahoe and Mr, Ti A.
Morgan of this city.
Mr. Herrington retained his consciousness;
to the last and answered the few question
the physicians would nrmlt his friends and .
relatives) to ask him. He made no dying
requests and received the last sacraments of
the Catholic Church from Father McEriane
S. J., of St. Francis Xav1ers Church,
The funeral arrangements have been cora- ,
pleted. This afternoon St. Louis Lodgt, B.
P. O. El. No. 9. will escort the body to
Vnlon Stati-: where, at S-M o'clock, ltsjfll
be placed on histoid train, the Katy Flyer,
and shipped to Sedalia. At Sedalia. the body;
will be taken to the residence of A. Her j
rington. a nephew of the dead man. at Not. I
411 West Fifth street. To-morrow afternoon I
the funeral will take place. Service will
be conducted by the Sedalia lodge of Hlis.
No. 12S. The honorary pallbearers" win b
chosen this morning.
Mr. Herlngton was 48 years old. He wa
born In London. Canada, In 1834. and came
to the United States when a boy and latr ,
started railroading. He rapidly rose from
the ranks, and for many years was a con
ductor on the M.. K. & T. K. K. and also
ran on the Wabash. He resigned his posi
tion as conductor on the Katy Flyer upon
his election to the position of Railroad and
Warehouse Commissioner on November & la
addition to the Qks he was a member of the
Knights Templars, Mystic Shrine and tha
Order of Railway Conductors. His boms
was In Sedalia. but on account of his rafl-
road run he was well known in St. Louis. ,
His wife was Miss Lillian Arnold of Car
roll County. Missouri. She Is a niece of
Judge' Joshua Hlcklln of Gallatin, Daviess
Several months ago Mr. Herrington mm
stricken with Blight's disease, and for
some. time his life was despaired of, bat,
owing' to his robust constitution, be man
aged to fight off the attack and regain his
health. Three weeks ago, while returning
from a walk, he contracted a heavy cold,
which necessitated bis confinement In btd.
Hla condition grew steadily worse until
Status of the Office.
The question of what procedure win be
Inaugurated to fill the office of RallwW
and Warehouse Commissioner bas been tsb
subject for considerable discussion. In
some quarters It was said that unless Sir.
Herrington had qualified for the office be
fore he died. Joseph Flory. Republican m
ber of the commission, whose term of offlc
expires January 8. will hold over, but there
are others who dispute this.
It was asserted last night that the Consti
tution, which provides for the qualification
of Governor. Lieutenant Governor. Secre
tary of State. State Auditor and Stats
Treasurer, at the beginning of their terras
of office, does not cover the offices of HaHgr'
way or Warehouse Commissioner. Court, oy
Appeal Judges and Circuit Judges, becaase
they are created by legislative enactment.
It was Auditor Selbcrt's opinion that If
Mr. Herrington had qualified before Ws
death, his successor might be appointed by
Mr. Dockery at the beginning of his term
of office. The question hinges upon the
point whether the office can be filled be
fore the time of the present Incumbent ex
pires. It is said that Mr. Herrington took the
oath of office several days ago. Neither
Mrs. Herrington nor Mr. Morgan, at whose
residenco the Railway and Warehouse
Commissioner elect died, could verify this
last night. Governor Stephens, who was at
the Planters Hotel, sold he understood n
effort had been made about a week ago
to have Mr. Herrington qualify.
LAWSHE'S REPORT SUPPRESSED
c x T,i. e...-o T U'ill Vnt i
secretary nuui ci.to , i
Be Made Public.
Washington, Ncv. W.-The report of Sr- -J.
Hal A..dltnr La she. who was sent to Cuba, -
by the Se" .'-JT "t War to make a sup- -ij
-I- ... it--..Hr.-itIon Into the Cubatt
postal frauds, has been received at tie War j
ijeparwnem. ji ? - --"J, ,-,
that, befrg aJVtlden ilal reportV It "will not
Audttor Lawslhe has made another report
for the Committee on Cuban Affairs.
which Senator Piatt of cnc"cuJf
chairman. It Is a report for which a. special
demand was made by the Senate. Both or
the Lawshe reports are voluminous affalri
They cover practically the same ground as
that of Fourth Assistant Postmaster .Gen
eral Bristow, but are even more In detail,
and It is said that, being orawn on strict
Treasury Department lines, the list or Kens
for disallowance Is even larger than tna
prerared by Mr. Bristow.
TO CCIIE A COLD IX OXE DAT.
Take Luatlre Bromo Quinine TaMeU. A114rS
rlats refund the money it It fall to core, .ah
W. Orore'a signature Is on cacn box. C.j