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ITHE REPUBLIC: ITHIIRSDXT?, DECEMBER 13. 1900.
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TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
Discount rates wore E to 7 per cent on call
nnd time loans. e'lcariiiKS. JfiS7.(H2; lal
anccs. SM3.031. Xcw Voik exchange, 5c
premium Mil, ir.e premium aked; l"it'"
vlllo. 5e discount Mil, iar asked; ChlcaK".
fcc discount Mil, iV premium asked: New Or
leans. V dUcount Mil. i.ir asked: cincin
Iiatl. V iliscount Mil iar a-kil.
Tho local wheat market e-lnsed lilKher at
71c Dec., "l'jc n. -Jan.. TSVu'ic 1. -May. 1'it
731 Ni. Z leil. "rn clo-d higher at 3-V a
Dec. 3.V; a. Jan. Xl'-ttV Ma . 5V N"
2 white, o.its closed at Sl'.e 1'. Deo.. II'-.:
li. May. ru- .. 2.
The local market fur standard mess pork
cIomsI iiuiet at $13 for new. I'rlme steam
lanl closed lower at '." K. --Me.
The liH-al market fur spot e-otton elos-e-tl
Quiet ana 1-lfio lower.
IjOOAI. AND SL'lll'KUAN.
Trainrobbe-r Mation HedKpeth Is making
a determined effort to obtain commutation
of his sentence. .
Helm Hoffmann of St. Uioi is heir to
part of a t:.i.iO estate in ltavarla. and
10 the title. Count. ...... .
Sheriir Dickmann announces his list or
Albert H. Gehner Hies :in ejectment suit
SKain-u Mrs. Iul.i Zepp.
A Topeka Kas. eitllcer conies to take
hade to KaJta- the self-confessed former.
Samuel Main mw In n vision the death
of his old rieiul. ltolert Coor. and. timi
ins the- hiiiy at the morgue. Klves it decent
L-urlaL , , .
Th" fund of 52G.4i anropriateii to carr
on the Iteht airain-a the ChKnipo Drainage
Canal is ehansteil.
Krncst ;elert kills himself with poison
which he prepared In his own lalmratory.
The Council Committee on Ilallroads will
hold :. public hearing on the Suburban bill
a week from to-morrow.
Itiirslars loot a plumbing shop at Twecty
eccond and W'ashinston avenue.
A bov s.ives his mother from the ork
fcouse iiy appealinB to Judce Sidener.
Two lKy. lined for rock throw ins. were
released on their parents' rromlse to chas
tise them. , .
Street cleaning will be resumed to-mor-
Mn. Ijiura Ixiwrey. formerly of St.
Ixuls. sues for divorce in Audrain County.
Jdlssouri. , , ,
' The V. C. T. IT. rummase sale besins
this morninK. ,
l"red Xorthway. charred with dj-nnmltlnjr
the Olive street cab! conduit, tio" denied a
chance of venue.
Two couples tiled adoption rapers with
the Itecorder of Deed.
Flro threatened to destroy the City llos-
I'rofes'or Iouls TA'aldauf r"s will was filed
Application for a franchise to operate
electric cars rn Clravols road, in St. l.outs.
The Hoard of Directors of the Santa Fe
Jtnllroad will meet to-day to conslier the
Ftrike of the telegraphers of the s-stom.
The operators claim that they have, the
iltnatlon well in hand, while the railroad
officials n-sscrt that the strike Is practically
The Jury In the Jessie Morrison murder
case wan not able to nRree on n verdict yrs
terdav and at S o'clock last night the Judge
directed the members of it to retire.
A young clerk of a large mercantile es
tablishment of New York City is charged
by his emplovers of absconding with SIVJM
cf the tlrmV money. The youth had a pas
sion for line paintings and rare books, aivl
U is said spent a small fortune for them.
The daughter of Jot Hunter of Dall-is.
Tex., a millionaire, followed her husband
from San Antonio to El Paso, where she
found him in company with an actress.
Three prominent Texans are candidates
for the office of Railroad Commissioner,
soon to be vacated by Judge John H. Kea
Ban. The sugar refining Industry Is on a boom
In Texas, fifty refineries having been estab
lished in the State within the past three
Kanias priest decide to erect a JIOO.OO
Catholic catheurai ana a jo,w.i sciiuui u.i
An Immense care, with a subterranean
river, has been discovered near Eureka
Springs. Ark. It Is thought to have been
' the hiding placo of escaped convicts in the
Two Iren Mountain freight trains collided
near Dcs Arc Mo., yesterdaj-. Two men
wero killed and rescuers saved a third
victim from burning In the wreckage by
chopping off his arm.
The Missouri Field Trials Association's
meeting at Paris, Mo., adjourned yeHtenlay
after the election of officers for the ensu
The Mavor of Cincinnati has announced
that he will issue a, permit for the Jeffrles
' Jluhlln fight.
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Club will refuse to Issue a license to Tod
France has decided to follow England s
lead and bar Tod Sloan from, riding In that
' Only one favorito was beaten at New Or
leans yesterday Master Mariner who tin
Jshed second'to Charlie O'Brien.
' Campus and Koenlg ran a dead heat at
Oakland. Sad Sam was beaten by Hernota.
Jockey Cobum was wisper.ded for foul rid
ing. Six-day bicycle riders feel the strain of
their hurricane pace, and the leaders are
now twelve miles and seven laps behind tho
The Illinois Central has made a semi
annual statement to the State Auditor of
President Jeffery of the 'Western lines has
announced the nam's of the new Advisory
Committee. . ,
Merchants of Dps Molne. la., are devis
ing a plan to secure reduced freight rates.
IV. J. Underwood has been appointed as
sistant general manager of the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul. .,
One general passenger agent of Southern
lines wants children to pay fares according
A partv of Chicago. Peoria and St. Iuis
officials is in the city.
Southwestern lines have announced dates
tor the merchants" meetings at St. Ixjuls.
Jlovllle, Dec 12. Arrived: Astoria, from
Uew York, for Glasgow.
Queenstown, Dec 12. Arrived: Teutonic.
JJew York, for IJverpoo!.
New York. Dec 12. Sailed: Cevlc, Uver
jK)ol;NcwTork, Southampton: Deutschland,
aiamburg. via Plymouth and Cherbourg:
Yokohama, Dec. 9. Arrived: Victoria,
JTacoma. for Hong-Kong.
Antwerp. Dec. IL Arrived: Kensington,
Sow Tork. via Southampton.
Liverpool. Dec 12. Arrived: Sylvanla,
Boston. . . .
New York. Dec 12. Arrived: Steamer
Portland. Me.. Dec 12. Arrived: Cambrian,
Kinsale. Dec. 12. Passed: Steamer Corin
thian Portland. Me., and Halifax. Novia
Scotia, for Liverpool.
Hong-Kong. Dec. 12. Arrived previously:
Carlisle City. Tacoma, for Manila; Duke of
Vife Tacoma and Victoria, via Yokohama;
Hong-Kong Mara. San Francisco, via Hon
olulu and Yokohama.
Queenstown. Dec 12. Arrived: Steamer
Jcw England. Boston, for Liverpool, and
Southampton. Dec. ll.-Satled: Kalwsr
Vilhclm der Grosse (from Bremen), Cher
bourg and New York.
Southampton. Dec. 13. Arrived: Steam
er St. Louis. New York.
f On Food, After Ilelnc (Hven Vp.
Iick of knowledge regarding the kind
of food to give to people, particularly In
valids, frequently causes much distress,
whereas when one knows exactly the
kind of food to give to quickly rebuild the
brain and nervo centers, that knowledge
can be made use of.
A young Chicago woman says: Other
instances of the wonderful qualities poa
ssed by Grape-Nuts food are j-hown In
my grandmother's and mother's cases.
Grandmother's entire left side became
totnlly paralyzed, rrom a raptured capil
lary of the brain. The doctor naid It
would be impossible for her to live a
week. She could not take ordinary food
and we put her on Grape-Nuts, in an
effort to do all for her we could.
"To the astonishment of the doctor and
the delight of all of us. she slowly rallied
and recovered. It was pronounced the
first case of the kind on record. The
doctor said nothing could have produced
this result but food.
"We had been led to use Grape-Nuts be
causo of the effect on mother. She has
been troubled with a weak stomach all
Iier life, and the last few years been
irradually losing weight and strength. She
has tried everything, almost, that has
been recommended by good authority, and
, until she used Grape-Nuts food, nothing
peemed to do her any good. Since taking
up Grape-Nuts she has been constantly im
proving, until now she is fre- from aiiy of
the stomach troubles, and is strong and
veil. Please do not publish my name."
jCamo can be given liv Postum Cereal Co..
X.td.. Battle Creek, Mich.
GREAT BRITAIN 9$ ALARMED
AT TENACITY OF THE BOERS.
De Wet Escapes From British
Trap and the Heavy Fight
COMMONS DISCUSSES TERMS.
Unconditional Surrender Is
Now Regarded at War Office
London. Dec. II Lord Kitchener cables
the War Office from Pretoria, under date
of December 12. that Gencal Knox rcrorts
from Helvetia that he Is engaged In a run
ning tight with General De Wet, and that
the enemy Is moving toward Redersburg.
w here there Is a column ready to co-ol er.ito
with the other British forces.
I.011I Kitchener. In another dispatch, ro
ports that the Boers attacked the post near
Barberton. The British casualties were
three killed. live wounded and thirteen
taken prisoners. The captured men have
since been released.
The Boers raided the RIverton road sta
tion December 11. They are being followed
General Kitchener's message Indicates that
De Wet has again evaded Knox. After tho
latter had foiled the B.ier General at Coo
massio Drift, the Boers seem to have dou
bled baek. crossed the Caledon River else
where and turned thence northwest. In tho
direction of Redersburg. the memorable
scene cf the British disaster in April, when
De Wet captured the Irish Rifles.
HEiiATi: o.v w i8s i:im:xsi:.
London. Deo. 12. -Considerable Irritation
was aroused during to-day's debate 6:1 sup
ply In tho House of Common. Sir Roliert
T. Held, y. C. Llbenl member for Dum-frii-slnirgh.
painted ;i gloomv picture of the
conditions in South Africa. He said that
after fourteen months of war costing 5V
t.W per month, anarchy was prevalent
and famine threatened, and tills may be
followed by a native rising.
An attempt to place the colonies under
military rule, he said would imnnll the
very existence of the Empire. He thought
the time hail arrived for offering the Boers
terms not inconsistent with BtitMi do
minion. All ideas of unconditional surrender
should le discarded.
James Bryce. Llberol. followed on similar
lines. He suggested grantlrg general am
nesty to tho Boers now In arms as legiti
mate combatants. The negotiations. Mr.
Brj-ce also said, shoulld not bo entrusted to
Sir Alfred Mllner, who was the object of
almost universal distrust. Including at least
half of the Queen's subjects In South
Mr. Rroderlck. the Secretary for Wor.
hotly challenged Mr. Brycc's statements re
garding Sir Alfred Mllner.
AVUIInir to Offer Terms to liner.
Sir Robert Iteld'n speech. Mr. Broderlck
asserted, was impracticable, unwise and
mischievous. The Government was perfect
ly willing to offer terms for surrender, so
long o It could not be Interpreted as proof
of weakness and thereby caue a prolonga
tion of the guerrilla warfare.
After further recriminations, the report
of supply was agrevd to.
During subsequent discussion In Commit
tee of Ways and Means, the Chancellor of
the Exchequer. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach,
promised that a considerable proportion of
tho cost of the war should be obtained
from tho Transvaal. He added that a Treas
ury Committee was about to proceed to the
Transvaal to ascertain Its assets and their
Sir David Barbour, continued the Chan
cellor of the Exchequer, had been selected
for this task.
Tho resolution was then agreed to, and
the House adjourned.
Sir David Miller Barbour. K. C. M. G..
was a member of the council of the Gov
ernor General of India. 1S77-1S93. was royal
commissioner to Inquire Into the condi
tions and prospects of sugar-growing col
onies. ISM. and latterly commissioner to In
quire Into the finances of Jamaica.
ROBERTS OX FAHM IH.ItMNf;.
London. Dec. 12. Forty-one proclamations
of I.ord Roberts have been published. They
have been mostly summarized In tho news-
LONDON AND BERLIN MIST
BORROW MORE MONEY AT ONCE.
Xew- Yorlt. Dee. li Word wa received
In Wall Mreet to-day by cable from Lon
don that the Chancellor of the Kxchequer
has been civen power to liorrow by moans
of exchequer bonds or treasury bills. He
Is quoted as saying that he does not intend
to use his powers until February or JIarch.
The .amount mentioned as required for
tho needs of the army Is 16,000,OOV, or about
Slmultnneouslv comes tho announcement
on the authority of the Berlin Tageblatt
that the German Kmplre needs to raise
by loans in the near future W),o.W,0( marks,
Bankers are Inclined to discuss the ques
JURY IN MORRISON
CASE NOT AGREED.
Were Instructed at Eight O'Clock
Last Night to (Jo to Bod Pris
oner Keeps Up Courage.
Lldomdo. Kas., Dec. li At 10 o'clock to
night. Judge Shimi again sent tho Morrison
Jury to htd, directing them to resume de
liberations on the case at & o'clock In the
The work of this Jury Is very hard and
if they don't get sleep. 1 am afraid they
will become ill," h- explained. Apparently
the jury is far from an agreement.
Miss .Morrison does not apixar to be anx
ious. While she believes? her chances of vin
dication are lessening by the delay, she is
still hopeful, and her face beais no evidence
of doubt or fear. She looked to-day .is well
as at any time during the trial.
She passed the day Just as she had the
one piecedtng. save for the brief Interval
when she was in the courtroom, when the
communication from the jury wns receiyd,
but not given out for publication, by Judge
Some of the prisoner's- relatives were with
her constantly. The malls brought her more
than three dozen me-s.nj,.s bidding Iier 1ioh
and assuring her of the confidence of others
in her innocenc.
CHRISTMAS MAIL FOR EUROPE.
Packages Should P.e Mailed Hefore
11 O'Clock ToXight.
Persons desiring to send Christmas mall
to friends and rilations in Kuropean coun
tries should deposit their packages In the
central branch of the St. luis post office
not later than 11 o'clock to-night. Mall de
livered after that time will not reach ad
dresses across the Atlantic in time to be
opened on Christmas morning. The next
mall to Kurope after that date closes on
Hccembcr IT. This will not reach points on
the Continent until after Christmas.
AH mall should be addressed In plain.
clear characters. The sender should also
place his' name and address upon the pack
age, so that In the event of Its miscarrying
it may he returned to him. In all countries,
with the exception of Germany, the maxi
SAYS THE CZAR WILL
SPECIAL HV CABLE.
The Hague, Die. 12 -(Copyright.
lt. by V. It. Hearst.) A dipatch
fiom St. Petersburg to the Journal
Vaderl.ind announce In tin- most
p.ltive terms that the Czar, ln
tluiiieed by the appeals and rrpn1
Miit.itinns of those high In the Rus
sian Chtirrh. who are pro-Boers, and
by the Grand Duke Vladimir, has
consented to recele President
Mr. Kruger and hi4 associates are
delighted at the news, although it
is not eonllrmed.
The last one. dated Novem!"
"As there appears to be some mbimdcr
M.'itidlngs as regards the 1. Timing of farms,
the Ctimmandet -In-Chief wishes the follow
ing to be the line upon which general of
tlci ri commanding are to act:
"No farm Is lo be burniil except for an
act of treachery, or when our tioops aie
tired on from the premises, or as pitnl.111
uient for tile breaking of the telegraph or
railway, or when used as baces of opera
tions for raids, and then only with the
direct consent of the general officer com
manding. "Tho mere fact that n burgher Is absent
on commando Is on no account to be us d
as a reason for burning his liouo. All rat- i
tie, wagons and foodstuffs are to be re
moved lrom all farm". If that Is impossi
ble they are to be destioyed, whetlur tin
owner Is present or not."
HMASO.N I'llll KAIM:ifJ SM'll.
Berlin, Dec. 12. In the Reichstag to-day
the Imperial Chancellor. Count von Buelow.
referring to tho complaints which have
arl.ien on account of Emperor William's
failure to receive Mr. Krugtr. went length
ily Into the reasons for the nonreeeptton
of Mr. Kruger. covering new ground hi a
statement which he made as to the rel i
tloiis between Germany and Great Britain.
He said the announcement that Mr. Kru
ger was coming was made twenty-four, or
at the most, forty-eight, hour before his
leaving for Berlin. l' to that hour It had
been assumed that Mr. Kruger woidd go
from Paris to Hohaud. The Chancellor
"We apprised him courteously and cn
ritlirntcly through the Paris Embassy and
Doctor Iyds that the Emperor regretted
he wns not In a prsltlon 10 receive him.
Notwithstanding this, Mr. Kruger started.
He was told again at Cologne. In the most
considerate terms, that the Emper.ir was
unable to see him."
The Chancellor repudiated the suggestion
that the Government's notion was lue to
any wish or proposal from the English
court or Government to the Emperor, or to
himself, the Chancellor.
Kmpernr's Xfite to Krnefr.
Continuing, the Chancellor said the Anslo
Gerinan agreement of 1W Old not contain
a provision relating to war ltwen Great
Britain and tho South African Republic.
The Yang-tse and Samoan agreements had
no secret clauses. Winn the Emier r. In
l!s;. tvnt tho telegram to Mr Kruger Ihere
was no question of war betwten the States.
Il was a matter of a iillbusterlng expedi
The Chancellor did not repudiate the tele
gram whereby the Emperor gave a correct
expression of his righteous fueling regard
ing International law. The Emperor did rot
Intend to determine German policy forever
by that telegram. Tho Chancellor en Id:
"I commit no diplomatic IndlscrottDn In
saying that tho reception of that telegram
outside of Germany If ft no doubt that. In
tho event of a conflict with England in
Africa. Germany would have to rely dely
on her own strength."
Baron von Rlchtuofen, Secretary of State
for Foreign Affairs, referring to ihe expul
sion of Germans from the Transvaal and
the Orange Free State tcrritorlc-, aid:
"It has uppeared to mo that these expul
sions. In many cases, have been unjustiii 1
ble. both as to cause and marner. and
contrary to the principles of International
law. and an expression of this view lias
been made In l.ondon.
"On the other band, the Germans who
have been fighting side by side with tho
Boers have not met with a happy let. They
havo been dismissed without pay. and told
We did not invite you.' "
tion whether any considerable portion of
these loans will come upon this market.
They say that the answer to this question
depends not only upon the rate of money
in this country at the time the loan Is
made, but ulso upon the rate abroad at
They point to the fact that a large
amount of tho KimIMi and a smaller
amount of the German short-time loans
marketed here were shipped home as soon
as the prices In Burope Mioucd a slight
profit on the transaction. They say that
this shows that foreign Government bonds
are subscribed for here for an early protlt.
rather than for a permanent Investment.
mum weight or a package which will he nc
cepted for transmission through the malls
Is four pounds. In Germany eleven pounds
will be accepted.
HEARING ON SUBURBAN BILL.
Council Knilroad Committee to
Meet Week From To-Morrow.
The Committee nn Railroads of the City
Council will hold a public hearing a week
from to-moirow at 3 o'clock in the after
noon In tho Council commlttee-room rela
tive to tho Suburban Bailway bill. Chair
man Wiggins states that his committee is
anxious that all features of the measure be
explained fully, and for this reason ample
opportunity will be offered to all who may
be Interested In it.
Action on the measure has been deferred
lrom week to week because two members
ef the committee were also members of tho
Meier Investigation Committee, and conse
quently were busy with a matter of Im
portance that had precedence. Th llrst
attention accorded the bill was rendered
yesterday ntternoon. when attorneys and
officials of the Suburban IMilway and City
Counselor Schnuimacher appeared btfuru
The session was executive. After the con
ference Mr. V!ggin; announced that the
public hearing would lie held. It ts said
that a difteteiKi; of opinion exists regard
ing legal phases concerning clauses- In the
bill, and that the connnitt-c has leqiiested
mil ire from Mr. Schnumi icher. Prior to
the hearing no action will lie taken.
3ir.HCHAXT.S- LllAKt'B GLKCTIOV.
i:icc tloncerlnK for tlie Oilier (iriinn
I.ilel Applicants Initio ted.
The coming election In the Merchants'
League Club Is beginning to attract atten
tion in !oi-al Republican circles. At the
regular weekly m-eting of the club last
night the friends of candidates were elec
tioneering. The decision of .Mr. Aloe to not
permit his name to go before the meeting
Is taken as an Indication that a now deal
is proposed. Among those who arc men
tioned for the presidency are C. P. Wai-bridge-.
G. C. It. Wagoner, Georgo T. Reyn
olds and Gns Prey.
Ten candidates were Initiated. Albert A.
Aal and Hiram IJoyd were the speakers of
the evening. Mr. Aal made a general polit
ical talk. Mr. Lloyd's speech was In the
nature of a resume of the work of the club
since its organization.
197 Hoarding Places
Advertised in To-Day's Republic.
Suggestions for the Holidays.
We arc showing a very complete assort
ment of select designs in Cut Glass.
Creams and Sujjars.
$2.00, $4.50, 56, $8, $9 set.
Vases, $3.50 to $lo.50 each.
Celery Trays. $4.5'J, $5. 58.
Bells, $2.25 each.
Decanters, $7, $10.50, $11.50.
Pitchers, 58.75, $9.
Ice Tubs, $15.
Rose Bowls, $12.50.
Butter Dishes, $10.50, $18.50.
Punch Bowls, M-inch, $35; 12-
itich, with standard, $40.
Oil and Vinegar Cruets, $1.85,
$2.25, $3, $4.50.
Spoon Travs, $2.25, $2.75, S3, $5.
7-int:h Plates, $2.75, $3.50 each.
7-inch Berry Bowls, $4.75, $5.50,
$6.75, $7 each.
.S-itich Berry Bowls, $4.75, $5.50,
$6 75, 57 each.
Salts and Peppers, sterling silver
tops, 25c each.
Open Individual Salts, prism cut,
CAUSES A SUIT.
Old-Fashioned Dwelling at No. :!"0
Texas Avenue Projects on
the Adjoining Lot.
ACTION IS FOR EJECTMENT.
Albert IT. Oehner Ts Plaintiff and
.Mr. Louisa Zepp Defendant
Misfortune Places Her in
a Helpless Position.
A quaint old brick house, set cat-a-cor-ncrtd
on a forty-foot lot at No. XM Texas
avenue, is the subject of a dispute between
the owner of the house. Mrs. Louisa ZPP,
ami the owner of the adjoining property on
the north. Albert II. Gehner. This trouble
culminated yesterday In a suit llled by Mr.
Gehner for ejectment, for the recovery of
Jj".) damages, and for rent at the rate of JI
Mr. Gohner In his petition Fets forth that
he cune into ponsesion of his lot in Ie
ceniber. 1WS: that the northeast corner of
Mrs. Zepp's house occupies a triangular
space M feet SU Inches by 6 feet 7 inches
by Zi feet 6 inches on his lot. and that she
unlawfully holds possession thereof to uw
damage In the sum of J.W He computes
the rentul value of tho space thus occupied
hi jj a month, and prays Judgment for re
covery of tho premises. ." damages and Jj
a month re-nt until possession Is delivered to
him. The suit was tiled by Attorney Kehr
The house Is a queer-looking old rod brick
structure, set eighty feet back from Texas
aienue. one and one-Iialf sturles In height.
Hat and broad la appearance, and with
men- wonderful windows and doors. It
does not face the street squarely, but runs
off at a tangent, as though seeking to get
behind more modern neighbors anil hide.
On Mr. Gehner's let Is a two-story modern
house, which stops a few feet short of where
the Intruding corner projects. And It Is this
piojoctlon which Is at tho bottom of the
"The house wat built more than fifty
3'ears ago," said Mrs. Zepp last nUhu
"Phllin Zenn. mi- husband, built It. but that
was before I married him oh. forty-seven
j ears ago. He has been dead thirty years.
I came to this country when ,J was ii
years old. and two years later I vas mar
ried in thin house. I have lived here. ver
since that day. Ail mv children tiny were
born here-. I have had no either home.
"And I cannot move the hous.-. It lr too
old! It would fall to places! Eight years
ago my yemngest daughter. Amelia, was
married to Mlcha'd Hammed, and a yenr
after that fhe bought the lot from me tho
lot to the north. Then she beirruwed mon
ey from a building and loan association and
built n house. Then she borrowed money
from Mr. Gehner to pay off the building
and loan association. And then she; was sick
and had to go to California, and have many
doctors, and two years go she lost the
"She knew tint my little old house stuck
over on her lot. and she did not care; but
I was dumb, and 1 did not make the deed
to read that the house should not be dis
turbed. And fo Mr. Gehner wan to to have
me to move it. I cannot do It. and I cannot
buy his lot. I ray I would sell: but I do
not know. It has been mv home so long,
and It would go hard with me to sell It
and go to live somewhere cIfc.
"There were no other houses here and
no streets when Mr. Zepp built this house,
and he did not know that they would make
the street to run some other way than the
house sets; so that Is why It iIik-s not sit
square. He owned a big farm here, but all
of It. except this lot. Is sold. He sold the
lot that Mr 11. P W. Meier, who Is in the
City Council, built his big, fine 1hhls on:
and all tho other ground around here on
this block. Rut now. maybe. I phall have to
tear down the old house, for It cannot be
moved. It Is too old."
MODERN WOODMEN IN SESSION.
State Deputy Consuls Meet at Itock
Island, 111., for Instruction,
Rock Island. 111.. Dec. 11 The annual
meeting for Instruction of the Stale Deputy
Consols of the .Modern Woodmen of Amer
ica assembled here for a four days session
to-day. There are Ilfty deputies In attend
ance, representing all the States in which
tho eirder has Jurisdiction, north of the Ohio
River, from Portland. Me., to Portland. Ore.
Tile opening uddiess was delivered by
Head Consul W. A. Northcott. who. In the
e-ourse of his remarks, expresset! regret
that the rate of Incre-ase in new camps and
membership had not, during the past year,
been what it was In KM.
For this he was Inclined to blame the
deputies for lack of prorer energy, and he
did not hesitate to charge himself for not
doing all that he might have done In n.ttlus
more life into the lie-Id work. The statistics
that Mr. Northcott read showe-d that tin
best work had been done In the States eif
Colorado. Oklahoma and California.
Head Clerk C. W. Hawes read a carefully
prepared paper furnishing Information with
reference to the working of his office. Dur
ing the day there were papers and discus
slons by several of the State- deputies. To
night. Abb. Land!."-?, editor of the Fraternal
Monitor, of Rochester, X. Y., delivered an
Prescription No. rSSl. by Elmer & Amend,
will not cure all complaints, but It will cur
THROWN OFF HIS WAGON.
James O'llara Injured in Collision
With a Car.
Channlng avenue car Xo. 1317. In charge
of Conductor John Titman and Motorman
J. C Ghoston, yesterday alternoon collided
with a wagon owned and driven by .lames
O'llara of No. -i Maple ave-nue at Chin
ning avenue and Pine streets.
Mr. O'llara was thrown out and slightly
Toothpick Holders, prism cut,
Tumblers, "-inch cutting, straw
berry and fan design,
Tumblers. 3-inch cutting, fan
and cross cut design,
Tumblers, .''-inch cutting, very
Tumblers, handsomely cut, -V'j-inch
5-inch Nappies, without handles,
SI. 75 each.
5-inch Nappies, with handles,
$2.25, $2.50, $2.75.
Knife Rests, 35c each.
Odd .shapes Bon Bon Dishes, "
$2.25, $2.50, $2.75. $3.
Water Bottles. $1-75, $2.25, $3,
$4, $4.50, $6.50, $8.
TREND OF AFFAIRS
K POLICE CIRCLES.
Calling-Down Administered to Cap
tains by Mr. Hawes Sets the
PERSONNEL OF THE NEW BOARD.
Jteporlcd That Doctor John II.
Simon Will Ho a Commissioner
Captain Hoyd's Chances
for the Chiefship.
The little flare-up at the meeting of the
Board of I'olice Commissioners Tuesday nas
M't the political wiseacres studying the
"signs of the times" as revealed by the
latest phase of the departmental kaleido
scope. There are those who are watching
the course of events closely who affect to
believe that they can see In the occur
rences at that meeting the beginning of the
end of certain police otilcl.ils.
President Harry Hawes's address to the
Police Captains and other high official
who are covetous of the Ciders position. In
which no mnuiy rebuked them for the un
seemly scramble which has ensued Jlnce'
t)in announcement of ciitif rm,,i,.,n- ..-
(.,l)K .,.,,.,. ,n ,,.,, , ...
havo been aimed at certain aspirants who
.no hnown to ne close friends of Campbell.
Tho mild philippic, however, was mad"- gen
eral in it., scope, so that there i-ould he no
charge of favoritism In th- calling-down.
When President Hawes said that he had
been annoyed and lurried by the iwrsl-etent
wlr. pulling of iriends of the aspirants fur
Jl'e CWefs office, he did not exaggerate.
"But." said a shrewd Democrat yesterday,
"In making his little address and cautioning
the Captains to remain In their districts and
attend to police Im-diiess, lie alo served
notke upon their friends that their candidal.-.,
would havo little to hope for at his
hands. This, of course, will not ulfect th
two or three strongest candidutes. but will
discourage tho others.
Chi. f Campbell's statement to the as
Hivmbled Captains that he was still Chief
if lollco and that he expected to serve
' . 1,.l.s.,l'ri" unless he chore to reslsn vol-
........,,., Uj ,,., removru lor cause aft-r .1
fair trial, was a very effective point, but it
.T.To '!0t J'celve those who hale closely
studi.d .ollcu alTair. Chief Campbell has a
na. . "-' I'"er!ul friends among the
solid laislness men. but it Is a certainty that
he Is slated for removal. Realizing this, his
friends aie arranging matters to that he
can retire from the office gracefully and
without Involving the administration or th'"
omiiilssloiierfi in any unseemly situation.
?.!;,, '!.'. ,1'r .'!0, '?" hla -""-lends relish tho
conditions which have existed since his
probable appointment to .Manila was an
nounced, and It is in consideration of their
feelings, as well as a measure of relief to
Captains. ' "'H "J:lck"' u" '
SfVCIJil IlflV fnotrtra ...-.
the pollie arena within the last ten- weekn."
he e-ontlnueil. "It Is almost a eeriainty that
Doctor John H. Simon will he line of the
n -iv Commissioners.. He can have the office
for tho mere asking ; his friends are iirgin?
him to accept it.. and he lias almost con
cluded to do so. although it will Involve a
great sacrifice on Ills part. .Mr. Atmore. alsa
on tho cards, will not be a member of the
new- board, although ho could have the re
appointment if he so desired
f,!.,Vs,.,"Vn Ham ,;oy,' "f "" '"arondelet dis
trict N looming up danerously an the .lark
horse In tho race for the chiefship. Captain
Boyd is a power In South St. l.oi Is. an l"
a .lose friend of Sherilf-elert Dickmann
II- is cr.-dlted with being responsth". for
n-;V,""o ".V ' V.V"3"", a '"""-- rn-r in tlmt
part of th... ehi. ami le cnn collnt Di .
mann's assistance l anything he wants
As Dickmann was mainly instrumental
D'ocVery weU S'loSffi H
rci.NTIlST.S FOR I.KIilSMTI'HK.
Three Cn.e.. Will lAUvty lie lroi.Kh
Before .hi Anscinbly.
At least three contests for seals In Ihe
Legislature are likely to engross th" at
tention of the members at Ihe opening of the
session In Jackson County it Is under
stood that former S..natr i.vons wil con.
test the scat of the Republican member.
Jese Jewell. In Cole County Doctor '-impl
kin will contest the seat of J. p. Rorth arid
In Greene County F. 31. Wolfe. Democrat
may contest the seat of B. p. Norri-s.
In the Cole County contest J. P Porth
the Republican candidate, received le4
than a doz.ii votes majority over Doctor
Uimpkln. The charge h.is lecn made that
students at Lincoln Institute at Jefferson
City we-re permitted to vote. The Colt
County Grand Jury returned Indictments
against these students. If the ca-e ! not
settled In the courts before the session of
the Legislature the contest prolnoly vlll
be puhcd by Docor I.impkln. In Greene
County the court has already nrdere-d a re
count of the ballots In the case of Wolfe
against K. P. Norrls. The charge was
made that many fraudulent ballots v.ere
r:lsh u I also, averred ny the friend of
Wolfe that N orris s taxes were not paid ,tt
the time of his election and that for this
reason he 1 ineligible.
KKHKSS HAS DKMIIi: FOR PI1 ICE.
Willing Xoit to Confer AVIth Commit
teemen About Appointment!..
3Iembers of the Republican State Com
mittee are rejoicing over the manner in
which National Committe'cman Kerens is
beginning to recognize that body as a com
ing power in the distribution of patronage.
One of the members declan-el yesterday
that .Mr. Kerens had requested the State
Committee to refrain from indorsing any
one for place in Missouri until he could
Ihe ttansftr of Lieutenant Johnson, who
has had charge of gambling raids, bac'j to
night duty at trie Four r..ur (-ntrai "-,
tliui. and the assignment of Ass.vt!...-' . ".!..,
of Detectives James Si-iilli to th "ta-K of
the suppr.-ssion of gambling. .,f caused a
good deal of comment "on the stteet."
For Holiday Gifts.
We arc showing a very choice selection of Imported
and Domestic Umbrellas, covered with the best of materials,
fitted with handles of special designs and mounted in the
most approved style.
We desire to call special attention to the following
At $2.00 Each.
At S3. 00 Each.
At S4.00 Each.
At $5.00 Each.
Continuance of our Special Sale of Imported Hosiery
for men and women, so successfully inaugurated yesterday.
Men's Cotton, I.isle Thread, Crhr.:erc and Merino Hose in fancy
stripes, polka dots and solid colors
Cost to Import, oOc and 75c.
Women's French. German and British, Cotton Fleeced and Cashmere
Hose, in plain black and solid colors, figures, polka dots, vertical
stripes, lace all-over, lace ankle and other popular styles;
At 35c and 50c Per Pair.
Import Cost, 75c, $1.00 and -S1.25.
J y fff AI1 Trnme(i Millinery this week at a dis- Yff
O vM I count of ?,Zi per cent from regular prices. UTT
hold a conference with the members. He
announced that he would return to t.
1-ouls in a few days, at which time he
would he willlne to meet the members of
the State Committee. He N credited with
havlnB paid that he desires no conflict In
the redistribution of the patronage, fearing
that In the first encounter he might he
worsted by the Aklns-IUtchccck combina
tion. The members of the State Committee arc
flKhtlnc- shy of an alliance with Ke-rens and
flnce they have a Rood friend at court. In
iii person 01 tecreiary jtitcncocK. they do
not fear a contest with the National Com
mitteeman. 1XTER TOI-RIST RATH
Via the Iron Mountain Rant.
Now In effect to tho leadlnK resorts of the
Southwest, Including Arkansas, Louisiana.
Texa. Mexico, the Egypt of tho New
World. anJ California.
ACCUSED OF FIRING A TENT.
Grading Tamp Disturbance to 15e
Taken Into Court.
Assistant I'rosectltlr.c Attorney John R.
AVartleld eif St. Louis County yesterdly Is
sued a warrant acalnst William M.i.-iin. a
laborer, em a charge of disturbing th
le-ace. The warrant was n-ke-d by Kdwar.l
Lovejoy, foreman of a (tans of Hbjnr? in
tlie employ cf Contractor Clarence Camp
hell. The laborers are cradlr.K the richt-''f-way
of the route or th St. I nils. - Ch..rle
and Western Railroad Conipeny. J-oxe-joy
alleKCd that .Martin had a Kru.Ue asaui-t
htm and attempted to set ev-n TiifMlay
nlRht by setting lire lo a tent In which he
and about thirty lalnirers were sleepinK
The tent a totally destroyed, and re said
that ho and his nun narrowly e-sca-ed with
thIr lives. Ho asked for a warrant char
pins arson, but -Mr. Wartit-Id ..hungci the
charge to a disturbance of the peace.
TO CI UK A COI.D IX OXK DAY.
Take laxative ltromo ejulnlne Tablets. All dru
Xfots refund the meney It It falls to cure. K.
W. Orove's signature Is on each bux. Z!c.
STREETS WILL BE CLEANED.
Metropolitan Improvement Com
pany IJf-gins Work To-Morrow.
Assistant Street Commissioner Hemenway
ye-Menlay arranged with the MettpoIitan
Improvement Company for tho reinauimra
tion of street cleaning. Th" company will
be-Klii work to-morrow- noon, awl Street
Commissioner Varrelmann will see that the
ojeratlons are so conducted that the down
town streets will be- scrublvd at least twice
earn week. William I tu I lean yesierday
sprlnkled the streets free of expense to tho
Ihe bill which Street Commissioner Var
relmann submitted to the Municipal As
sembly, providing for the transfer of about
?.! from the salary account to the street
cleanlnK fund, is still pending In the- House
of Delegates. It probably will be reorteil
favorably Friday nluht. The company
apte-eil to hKin work In anticipation or tho
pfsaK- of the- bill.
The Globe. Seventh and Franklin a verm?,
is the popular trading place. Their values
ure the best.
At rr Vorlc HoteM.
Xe-.v Yerk. Dee. i;. Hotel arrivals to-day
include the follow Ins visitors from the
St. I.ouis Hiss T. I. Kly. II. K. I,e?.Ti,
.Mrs. It. A. Oyer. .Murray Hill; V. II. Ur.-ss.
J. I Holaml. Waldorf; O. M. Itrown. J. s.
Leahy. Imiierlal; C F. Franson. Astnr: .'.
VredenburK. St. Ieni; J. f. Wilson. Del
nvan: C. A. Dice. Fifth Avenue; J. Whit
taker, tiilsey: A. Illair. Normandie; .1. F.
Kansas City II. D. Duncan. Grand I'nlnn;
('. -M. tlilhert. llarllmroimh; (. W. itntt.
Fifth Avenue; G. H. WinIow, Sturtev.mt.
Caused by ovrlosdlcf; the fttomarh. lrares
jv Bii.i-rpiiuit- iw eiiuiaciPU4 uisea?rs.
niuimwii jou wi.i aiwajs enjoy zroa neaita. Art muicine la tne wona nas at
tatnetl such a world-wide reputation or b-n indorsed by so man? fsmous sod well
ktwwn pbTslciass for tbe positive cure of Stomach troubles. Biliousness aad Iircr
Prescribed by the Medical Profession for 30 Years.
AVKRAOK DOSK: One-half tumblerful titrn half hour berore brr.ikfsst will
clause your sTStcm. leare your stomach la a healthy condition and crrate ao appetite.
M I nCllf atthcLabcf. ;
S3 LULFlA Blue and Red.
2fi or 2S inch Union Taffetas Silk Umbrel
las, steel rod, close roll, Paragon frame,
horn, jiearl, natural wood handles.
All-Silk Serge or Union Taffetas Silk Um
brellas, steel rod, close roll, Paragon
frame, in black and all desirable colors; nat
ural wooJ, pearl, ivory and horn handles.
All-Silk Serge Umbrellas, steel rod, close
roll, Paragon frame, black, blue, brown,
green, wine; case and tassels to match;
pearl, ivory and natural wood handles.
Very fine AH-Silk Serge or Taffetas Um
brellas, steel rod, close roll. Paragon
frame, black and colors; natural wood and
Saltahfe far thm nit c..-
Sim FE1JEX J1.0 tT. SOLID COtD Ji.OJ u( ,.
If jro-ir py trouble you have them
TESTIEF,I.&- ofeFE ?
EGBERT ft FISH:R, 317 N. 7th St
Pet. Olive anl Lncti.t Ftrtn.
Pay When Cured
fcn truth to
till be Sad.
mo m 4 cf
Lis ftcrj a
I and It ts a!!
J- br& n
of bsafk' aad
thnw who aio
sick and brofc-
... .! h
; PueH la my
story. It is
full ef trcth
tag with tid-h-a
Urotrtb f o t
Dr. McLaughlin's Electric Belt
UoUks inTTbinj lttt has etc wen " -tor
Nfit 'a rV" bwt btfr. strutter,
dnritaU. men plfnt to tit nan cT y
!-trlc Khly irplli ea raith. It !
betth ty nimplmr & jrnQe itnua tna
trirrtj into the rak pin whfl you ilet
PAY WHEN CURED.
sifter J r craed you can par mv. int
tb4 the pnn will b ottr bttf what t liked
for the ftlri-ftT.e beit. which barf beea bUt
tertnr aild braninf thf bui cf their wwrtrs
fcr tb ImI thirty jfii. Mr t!t In thr
tines M itr3BC any other brit sold, and is
ttc calf one that Uov sot bliMer thr flash.
Salt cr write to-day for ny UD-pxja be-sfc
dr. m. d. Mclaughlin,
704 Olive St.. Republic Bide-. St- Louts.
Office hour. 8 to . Menday. TtTedn'sday.
Saturday till S:M. Sundays. 19 to 1.
AUGUST WALDAUER'S WILL
Property Divided Among Relatives
The will or Alisust Waldauer was 3Ied
for probate yesterday. He divided his es
tate as follows: llary and Clara Schneider
of lterlln. Germany, relatives of Ms
widow, receive K,V each; his nephe'r.
Alfreil Waldauer. and his niece. Ituth Val
datier. property at No. KB I.iSaJIo street,
proiierty on Seventh street and one-half of
testator's one--half Interest In the Iteet
hoven Conservatory, in eeiual Interests; the
other half of testator's interest in tho
Iteethovcn Conservatory coins in equal in
terests to Jlinnle and Kate Chrlstman.
Alfred and Uuth Waldauer are also left.
In equal Interests. JfO t-hares of stock In
the Granite Mountain ilinins Company,
three shares of stock in the North Ameri
can Asphalt Company. 400 shares of 5tock
In the St. Ixail.i Copper Comtiary. one-half
of the F.rapire antl .Monarch mines In Colo
rado, twenty-one shares of stock In th
GHsonito Asphalt Companr. tin shares or
Ftcck In the Gilsonlto Koofint; and Pavtas
ZIrs. Anna G. ChrWrnan Is left property
en Olive street and the contents of the
house at Met I-a Salle street. Sim shares of
Mock in the Granite Mountain and Bi
Jletallic Company and one-half of testator's
stock In the St. Louis Copper Company.
Mrs. Stil Ad'er of Unlontown. Pa., and
Mrs. Is.--.ic Ohreans of Mannheim. Ger
many, ore left l-' shares of stock each In
the IM-Metalllc company. Krnt A. Hll
I'enbr.indt. who i made executor of the will
without Inind. is left testator's watch- II"
left l.is violin and bow to .Minnie Christ
man, and hi diamond ring and other jewel
ry to Anna G. Chrlstman. One share In an
Austrian bond Is left to Alfred and Iluth
Waldauer. one share to Anna G. Chritman.
one share to MIna and Kate Chritman and
one shar to Anna Hollack. He left CjJ
each to the Memorial Home, the Home of
the Friendless, the Hebrew Home for the
Infirm and Asred and the St. Louis Alten
helm. He rt-que-ted that Doctor Emil Trce
torious speak at his funeral. The will Is
dated Julv 27. l!w. and was witnessed by
C. o. Itaxter and I Wasner.
Torpid Liver, 1
roar nystem In
conditloa that mak-s
tnm.rh anil llrpr It In rviral
Q J for the Foil Name.