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TIIE REPUBLIC: THURSDAY. DECEMBER 13. 1900.
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BIG SMASH-UP ON
IRON MOUNTAIN ROAD
Two Freight Trains Collide Near
Des Arc, Mo. Two Killed and
Another Radly Injured.
De Soto. Mo. Dec. li One. of the worst
wrecks in the late history of the Iron Moun
tain Hailwa . ecurred labt night .it De-s
Arc. JIo.. a station about seventy-eight
miles south of th.s, cits.
While No. 72 was coming down Gad's Hill
the collided with No. il, an in!iii! aid
caboose, that was golrg south The place
where the trains met is an embankment, and
the large freisht tnglno was thrown down
tho embankment, about Ufty rett. Into tte
The Email engine was completely demol
ished, and the tars caught lire, addlns to
the difficulty of rescuing the wounded men
from the wreck.
Engineer James Britt, on the light en
cine, -was killed outright, and his liremun.
Bert Barrett, was pinntd under tho wreck
age. Th train crew, in order to save htm from
burning alive, procured an ax and cut his
irm off near the c lbow-. At latest reports It
Is not known whether he will live or not.
Me. with Home Politic, the flremm on No.
K. were taken to the Missouri Pacific Hos
pital on the first iiassergcr train.
Brake-man Klmer IJradlc Is suppose I to
have been burned up under th- wreckage, as
no trace, has li'i-n found of him.
Engineer Marlon Hose jumped os soon as
fce had reversed his e-nglne and onlj- received
light injuries. He was taken to his home
Id this city.
Conductor Hngan had charge of train
Vo. 72 and Conductor H.ilston had chirge of
the light train southbound. Fireman Hir
rtt lives In lii'mii-ck. and F.nginei rs Hose
lad ISritt and Brakeman Bradley reside In
this citv. Britt's. parents reside at Olncy,
HI. Britt's body was brought to this eity
Md placed In the morgue.
The lns to the corainny will probably
Teach S15.M9. besides the frelsht which can
lot, at this tine, be estimated. The road
was blocked about five hours, but trains
are again iinnlng as usual.
What a Decade Does
In 10 years becomes rich
and salt as cream.
Is 10 years old. pure from
the beginning, and in 10
years becomes the finest
type of the finest whiskey
DAVID K1CH0LSOV. St. lonta, X.
1 INTO M
irjlRS.aEX.LO.aSTREET j I
a Says: " Besides being at n I
fl good tonic Pcruoa Is an ef- If
a teethe cure tor catarrh. I it
3 recommend .your remedy, I
S Pcrana."'' jf
BY A VAIN LOVE.
Sidney Samuel Denounced, in His
Will, the Woman Who Held
Him I'nder a Spell.
COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT HER.
Anita Vivanli Chartres, Author
and Playwright. Fascinated the
Wealthy London .Merchant
He Called Her Pcrlidiou:).
itrecr.i.Tc srnci vl.
New Yurk. lee. I. -Because obstacle
which seemed imsurinoiiutuhlc made it im
possible for htm to m.irr the woman ho
loved. Sidney Samuel of New York, liondon
and the City of Mexico, shot and killed
himself in a IVrlIit.il. Me., h.itel.
There ure reasons for believing that a
double MilLlde had leen acr. -d upon, and
thiw,. who ar. be.-t aciiualutiil with her
would not be surprised to liiar tli.it Mine.
Anita Vit-antl Chartres had taken her life.
Mine. Ch.irtres. who 1 believed to be in
Italy, la well known in this city as nn au
thoress ard a pla wrlKht. Still a ery .U!Ib
woman, she Is known even letter ibro id
than in this country In Home. Imdnn,
P.irK Vienna an.l In St Ivterburic. slio
has many friends who admire her kciiIu
Itetween Mdney Samul and Mine Char
tres there el.ted a Inind stroimer than
frieiuNhlp. l'or tho other each had tho
hlKhest admiration, and mlther m.uie a m
cret of their Ioe. The unfounded charge
has lieon made that she hounded him to
Ids dtath He. on the contrurj. demanded
her loi e and she R.ie it so freelj that for
her to be aa from him meant torture for
At times these two agreed that It would
be better to never meet aaln. This course
was constantly urptHl upon them bv reia
tltes. and once they formally sinned what
mlcht bo called separation papirs
Hut they deceit til themselves for a short
time only, and the attorney who prepared
tho papers Kate warning to the brothers of
Mr Samuel that it would require more
than an amverotnt to keep the two apart.
Sidney Samuel was a Hebrew Mme.
Chartres was reared In the Horn m
Catholic faith. Hither was wllllnc to sac
rifice rellKious Ietts for the other, but
even that was not sutllcient.
Mr. Simuel's father Is a rabbi In Ens
land. His religion is of the most orthodox
variety He forbado his son to marry any
but a Hebrew of the most pronounced re
llKlous Iews. Although nearlv ) eirs
old, Sidney, with that filial oliedience char
acteristic of his race, acceptej his father's
command as a law which could not be
Only recently he went to Hnaland tn
plead with his father that he mlclit be al
lowed to marry the woman he loved, an I
still receive the old rabbi's benediction.
His pleadings were nln, and Sidney re
turned to this country meditating the deed
which at lat put an end to his sorrow.
Iaist AVoriln to III llrother.
Just before his death he wrote these
words to hU brother. Montague.
"I know It Is a crime against God, my
father and mother and my whole f;imll.
I am about to commit, but my great mis
take has wrecked my mind and robbed me
of the mean of enrnlns a livelihood
This was written on a scrap of letter
paper, which the desperate man later tor
Into a thousand bits Why he determined
not to send It will neter be known. The
jvaper was pieced together by the authori
ties In Portland.
At No. M Broad street aro the offices
of "Samuel Hermnnos" Samuel Bros. In
Kngllsh who do an export and Import com
mission buslntss. The members of the firm
are Lionel Samuel and Sldnev Samuel.
There are two other brothers. CSeorge
and Montague, who have acted as agents,
but aro not members of the firm. Lionet
makes his home In the City of Mexico,
tleorgo In London anil Montague In New
York. Sidney traveled between the threo
Sidney Samuel was a man of the world,
jet of a most Impressionable nature.
Women he held In low estimation tntll he
met Mme. VI van 1 1 Chartres, about two
years ago, while traveling In Italy. The
attraction was mutual.
They were together. thce two. as much
as propriety would permit In New York.
In L' ndon and in the City of Mexico. Thej
leted. et thy cnnfS""d to. each other
that their love was hope!es. They prom
ised undying constancy, and they prom
ised never to e each other again
1'itther Could Xot He Motetl.
I'ach forgot the agreement Former vows
were renewed and Sidnej went down to one
of th" laigli-h protfnciil towns where his
old lather lived to mike a final effort to
fbtaln perms-ii.n to marry the woman he
HabbI S-imuel slid that no son of his
should eter marrv one not born In the
faith of his fathers. This decision was
considered final bv Sidney.
Why he went to Portland no ono seems
to know. .
Mme. Clnrtres has lived a romantic life.
Three jtars ago she wrote for Mme. Duse
a pliv to which she gave the title. "The
Blue Hose." It was a dramatization of a
romance, "A Hunt for Ilapplnow;." prei
ouvlt written bj Mme. Chartres.
I-nr ti local iwrIodic.il Mme. Chartres
wrote many short stor!e3 and character
sketches. She uc.l the signatures cosmo
polite " "Anita Vivanti" and "Chirtres."
Her strks were alwats bright and full of
"She drove mv brother to his denth." d-
ilared Montague Samuel to-dav. "She fol
lowed him all over the world. When in her
I rest nee he was infatuated with her Away
from Her he nopeu never to see ner again.
Now he Is dead and she Is the caii'e of it
all. I wish that she could be punished, but
the report that I will prosecute her Is with
Sidney Samuel was 39 jenrs old.
IIHIT J.Jiri:i.'s AII.L !YS.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Iindon. Dec. li (Copt right. 1900. by W.
It. Hearst.) Your correspondent conteyi
to the Heverend Isaac S imuel. First Header
In the ailstotratlo Itavsttater fajnagfgue,
the news of In 4 son's suicide.
"This is, Indeed sad and snirprislng news,"
ho s..ri. "H sun. who was a business mn
In Mexico, lift London einly a few weeks,
ago, after spending six week at home. B
the last mall I received a cheerful letter
from him, written soon afttr landing. I
cannot imagine why lie committed suicide.
fur certainly lie left here a sane, well man.
"The reports, that he committed suicide
because I forbade his marriage with Mine.
'h.irtres do me. cruel wrong. I cannot any
better do justice to his memory than to
lay before jou his own pai"rs. Including nLs
last will, which he lift with me"
Hiblil Samuel produced his son's will,
ilatesl October V2 last, in which Mme. Char
tres Is mentioned as follows:
"I longiit for love. e-ompanlonhlp and
a 'inlet home life, with books an.l music, to
carry out mv Ideals. I met this woman,
who" promised all these, and I looked to
the futuie tilth happiness But she has
iroveil a perfidious woman, and this Is
Samuel evidently reversed a previous will
ond cut Mme. Chartres off. The HabbI con
tinued: "He loved her; he wished to marry her.
l.i.t he discovered her perfidy. That was
b'lt n few weeks ago. Now ho Is dead. I do
not know why."
GRAVOIS ROAD FRANCHISE.
New Kailroad Project May Meet
An interesting time Is expected at Clayton
this morning when tho application of A. It.
Mllentz and others for a railroad franchise
on the C.ravols road will be brought up for
hearing before a special session oi me v.uuu-
The franchise .sought Is really an exten
sion of one of the Transit svstcms from St.
I.ouis. and Is said to have been proposed In
the Interest of the seven cemetery associa
tions along tho Gravols road west of the
city limits. . . , . ,
In the lat xear there has been a lot of
agitation In St. Louis County about gran
inc franchises for railroads on rock roads.
The agitation became the paramount local
issue, but despite this fact It is said the
present application has a strong support.
Judge Horneker. who is the member cf the
court In the Second District, in which the
C.ravols road Is situated, has announced
that such matters should go over to the
next term of court, but pressure lias been
brought on him to pass the bill before his
teThere lfnic opposition In the court this
morning to the granting of the franchise.
CotJnty Counselor F. A. Heidorn will prob
ably head the opposition. Mr. He Mom has
announced in unmeasured terms his oppos!
Hon ; to tho franchise, and stated wvcral
days ago that be would be on hand to rp
MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE TO
ELECT OFFICERS ON JAN. 2.
WILLIAM T HAAHSTICIC
(Photograph by Strauss.)
Friends of these gentlemen are urgiii"; them to seek the nomination
for president of the Merchants" Kxcliaitge.
The po'.itlcil ot has begun to boll it the
Merchants.' Exchange, and s ter't n dl
dutts are belnir grooitud f r the mniial e'ec
tlon of tho exchange, whlih will b held
Wednesday. Jantiart 2. l!"'l
Tho c.iueus of members for the purpose of
nominating what Is known as the "riMiil ir
ticket" is usually held the list Wediesdiy
in December, but this inr. becuio the
election takes rlace so early In Jaimiry
the caucus will probably be held a week
Contrary n the usual custom, there are
no atoned candidates In tho in Id f the
prcsldir.cj, but the friends of s,teril of
the mwnler.s are ipiletlt at work to i.t mi
It Is an unwritten law of the ex-h-uige
that no man "h.ill be ilectisl presi.1. nt for
tho second tlmi . and it has usii illv !'en
the custom to nominate a man who lias 1 en
vice pri'sldent for the presl.lenet . but this
rule has ben dlrKarued on ihimshius.
Iriends of William T. llar.rsti. k are
working hard to obtain his ne.mli.itlon ! r
presldi nt. but that gentleman is doing noth
ing in his ottn behalf Wh-n nskn! ji.er
div if ho vas a candidate. Mr llairstlik
said: , . ,
"The presidency of the Merchants Ex
change Is .in honor thnt no man should
despise, but I hue made no effort to seeuro
the nomination "
ST. LOUISAN HEIR TO PART
OF A BAVARIAN ESTATE.
Henry Hoffmann Will Go to
Europe to Prove His Claim
to a Fortune.
HE IS A REAL COUNT.
Henry HoKimnn of No. 2117 South Jeffer
son avenue, who I" connected with the Bloe
eer Supply Company of this citv. has recent
ly discovered that ho Is the legltlmite heir
to the title of Count nnd that his name
should be written v.lth tho rrcflx "von."
With these titular honors comes also the
news that he Is one of the hi Irs to a large
estate In Bivari.i, which at the death of his
great-grandfather. Count Conrad von Hoff
mann, amounted to something like t.'rxiM'i
marks, or nearly Jiwo.'o).
Mr Hoffmann tomes from the edd Von
Hoffmann family, which appears often in
the hlstoiv of Gcrmanj Hick in tho sixties
his grandfather c.inm to this country with
Ills three ions bicau.-e of a disagreement
with the eild Count ve.n Hoffmann, ills
rather. The pnsnt Henr Hoffmann's
father. Conrad Hoffmann, was the Count's
oldest grand' on and his favorite. He kept
the lad at his castl" of Itodmhof. situ ited
about twentv-live miles from Munich, until
he had reached tho nge of 7 tears'.
At that time the lad's father remarried.
galnt the wishes of the Count, and the
fathir and son became estr.inge-1. Shortly
nfter the marriage the bo's father took him
away from the Count to lite v.lth him mil
his wife at Kodenbcrg. This was the last
straw wh'ch broke all friendly communica
tion bctwetn e'ount von Hoffmann and his
in The son remained at his manor until
the outbrrnk of the Civil War in this coun
try when he brought his family to America
ami settled In New York.
The famllv consisted of Conrad Hoffminn.
the only child bv his llrst marri ige, and two
sons by his secord marriage-. Shortly after
arriving in America Conrad left ms fimlly
and migrated to St. Iviuis. win re he inlLsted
with the Second Missouri Inf.intrj He
served with this regiment throughout tho
Civil War. renching the rank of First Ser
geant In Company I).
While the war was in progress Count von
Hoffmann died In Bavarli His son and
Conrad's two stepbrothers) were located in
New York, but the searchers for the soldier
son were told that Conrnil had been killed In
battle and the estate was divined without
gard to him. It was nut until Ufi) that
RETURNED IN PIECES.
Couple Did Not Think Ceremony
Necessary anil Woman Writes
That She Has Heen Deserted.
A m.irrlise ' license whlrh was Issued
April 3 to Adnlph Mandl and Miss Caroline (
Hubens w ts returcd to tl.e Hi eorder's of- .
lice i"tcrdiy. torn Into a tnousuiu pieces.
The return of tie license unentered a
strange tale e.f domo-ilc woe and a new
Interpretation cf the marriage laws of Mis
souri. According to a letter received by
Mrs Marv Yanick of No. ll2i Market
street, the twi persons to whom the II
ctne was ls,ueil did not know that the
services of a minister of Justice of the
Pe.ue were required to make the licence
iffectlve. but sni posed that they were mar
ried by the mite fait that they took out a
The facts1 came out through an Investiga
tion made by D.puty Llc.nse Clerk Leon
hardt. Seven months have elapsed since the
llcnse was isued. and as no return had
been made through anv of the usual chan
nels Deputy Leonh.irdt wrote a letter to
No "l4"W Market street, the address giten
by' the couple, when they procured Ihe 11-
Ycsterdav Mrs. Y'anlck calhd at the He
corder's ofllte and from the Interior of a
letter produced the license, which was torn
Into tiny pieces. She explained that the
couple formerly boarded with her, but that
they left the city early last summer. When
the letter arrived she forwarded It to the
Maudls present address at Denver. Coo
Tuesday she received a letter with the torn
license Inclosed. The letter came from Mrs.
Mandl. who Is still Miss Hubens, If tho
statements she makes arc correct.
The writer stated that she and her In
tended husband had never been married
by anv one. because they supposed tntt the
procuring of a marriage license constituted
the act of marring'. In addition to these
explanatory sentences, the writer stated
that she no longer knew tho wherjahiuts
of Mandl. and that, furthermore, she did
notcare: that she didn't care fir men, any
how, and that she was glid that she lad
not been married after all. She also tcck
occasion to return the license. A reporter
for The Republic called at No. H2S Mar'cvt
.... lost nirrht- but Mrs. Yanick refused
to discuss the affair. She affirmed, however, J
George P PI mt Is another whese mme Is
fr.ipn ntlv m. ntloneil as a tandidite lor
presl.l.nt. but. Iikt .Mr II i.irrtlck. he de-
l.ir. lint he is not m eking the i u-
lion When asked m regard tu tin- inittir
v.sti-rd.n. Mr I lain said that bis In-ils
"had aski'd him to Imoine a e.indldato but
bo bad not git.n tin in a d. fitilt. answer.
outside mcnilx rs. or those who do ret
come on the Ilcor rtgiilarlv. fivor il. 11.
Werns,. as a candid lie for pn sid- nt. and
are iIi.Iim some eariust work to sieure his
Iioniinatl. n ...
Mr W.rnso was formerly vice president
of the t xehange. and pr veil an t.irii"st i ml
I or hrst vice president T It Ballard and
Pi mk II Kaulfinan are mentioned, and
Fr.d Mrthtteln and Hi rt ling ar- be.ng
ho.inml as i-and dates for sm ml tin) Iits-
Idtnt. , , ,,. ,
James S. McGehee. secret irj of the 1.
Green Commission Coinpativ. app. irs to l.e
the choiie of the gialii me n to rt 'eent
them in the Homl of Dlr. ct rs. and the
produce and commission n.en are v. iratn
for Nat Wi tzel .
Nicholis Wall Is mentioii.d as the lnsur
nn. e nun's cardilate. and II II Grubbs s
name has been suggested as a repres nta
tif of the manuf icturiiig Inter, --ts.
The railroads are aire idy repr. s. nted In
th.i board, but It is probable that the "pi rk
crnr" will bring out a candidate for
riotocrnph by Strauss.
or St. Louis, heir to the title of Count and
a large estate In Bavaria. Germ.inv.
Conrad heard that Inquiry had been made
for him. He had In en married 111 the mean
time and paid no attention to the m itter.
Conrad's oldest son Is the prts,nl Henrv
Hoffmann Another son Is William Hi.fT
,..cn. . morol.r of the firm of the Goo.1-
' fellow Shoo Compnnv. Ninth Htret and
Washington av tin-. A short time back Mr.
I Hoffmann n-celved a letter from a firm of
Hwters in Jt.ivarn .iskiuk aim iu m um
a hl'stort of hi" aiuestors as fur baik as It
was possible for him to ascertain. This he
did and In replv was advised that he had
almost an absolute claim to certain lands
.ii.it titles In Gernuny, together with a large
bum of money. ,..,,
Mr. Hoffmann said jestenlav that he had
engaged counsel to lnvestlg ite his. claim, and
that ho was moie than phased with what
t. .i i.nn .lone so far He bellevis that ho
I will obtain a considerable part of the fortune
! which should have hm his father's, nnd Is
sine lie mill a ilotllit tint "e can prove oi
right to the title of Count von Hoffmann. It
is his Intention to resign his present position
within the next two months and go to Ger
many to Investlgite the matter In person.
Ills attorne.vs in the old country have urged
him to do this.
that the story told at the marriige llccnso
olllce was in every way tho truth.
Cuban Convention in Uecessi, hut
Committees Aie Working.
Havarn. I'ee, VL Th're has ben no s, s
sion of the uban Constitutional C nvonti in
for light davs Tho comrmtttes are dili
gently preparing draft lonstltutlons or. the
basis of the unity or . ntrallzeil fotm cf
gotirr.ment. with radical changi s in the ex
isting regime. It is thought that the Pn il
draft may be re id for review by he t' d
States Congress during tho present esn ij.
The social C ntrnl Committee, upon nhltn
elevolves the work of making a el i-ion
for the convention ultimate cor.stleratlon.
consists of Sinors Hlvera Llorcnte. Brado.
Mora and e.uisul.i. a majority of whom are
vioh ntly .inti-Aintrican.
UNCONSCIOUS ON THE STREET.
Man With Frnctuied Skull Found
A nrm lelievod to be J. W. McBride or
No .70 South Broadway was found uncon
Mlons on the lorner of Broadway and
Chouteau avinue esterday .if te moon at 1
oVImk bv Police Othcer Stewart of the
Third District The mm was unconscious
and bl. eillng at tht ears. He was suit to
the City Hospital, whire It was found that
he h-id a fractured skull.
Oflicer Stewart stated tint the man had
fallm down while drunk, and had struck
his head against the tirbstonc. A search of
his clothes ri veiled a number of cards with
the nam. and addnss mentioned printed
u;.on them. The hospital plislcians say
that Mcllrile is in a very critical condition.
A rn li'iirn (i-ililc
There Is one book every ere should makn an
effort to get fer the new jcar. It contains simple
and valuaM- hints concirnlnc health, many
amusing anecdotes, much Interesting general in
formation, as well a.s astronomical calculations
ami enrono'Tlcnl Items. We rifrr to Hostetter's
Almanac, pulllsheil by TI- Unfetter Co.. at
nttst.urir. I'.i It will prote a talniM- noiulel
tton to any ! -nisei ol I. Mxtt enilojes are kept
at work nn this valuable bnok nlxmt eleven
months eter;- jcar. Tli- l-sue tor 'l will t
oter rlsht nillln. trintil in the Kngll.h. tr
man. Frttch. WeLsh. Norwegian, Swedish. Hol
land. Bohemian and Spanish Unguals, it con
tains valuable proof of the cfticacy of llostetter's
Stomach ltlttfrs. the KTfat stomach reme.iy pre
pared by th publishers of the almanac, and Is
worthy ef careful preservation. The almanac may
be obtained free of cost at uny eirusglst cr gen
eral dealer la tho country.
Chief Campbell Send- to the Ex
cise Commissioner List of Places
LICENSES TO BE WITHHELD.
In Cine Instame the Saloonkeeper
Already Had Obtained a Re
newal MoveTowanl the Sup
pression of Wineiooms.
Chief of Police Campbell, unler Instruc
tions from the Board of Police e'oinnns
sloncr.i. has btstin war on a class of tho
saloons which tho dcpirtment wishes to
Two weeks ago an agreement was
re-ached vvherebj Excise CoinmN-Ioner Hig
gins was not to tetietv the license of my
fcaloonkenier upon whom Chb f Camiibell
would report adversely. A deti-ctlvo was
assigned to complete tho rcjxjrt by refer
enee to the court and police records. Yes
terday Chief CuinpbtU ri ported to Mr. Hlg
glns ho would reeommi lid that the follo.v
Ings s.iloonkeep.rs be refused llcens. s:
Ginlfrey !. No ii"") Wash street; John
Ward. iuthenst corner of Sixth, nnd Kim
s tn ets. Piter Kramer, northeast corner
Fourth and M irktt streets. Louis G.iolo
southeast turner Fourteenth anil hestnut
Mreets. Anton Purl, No. 3I' Ixcust street,
Frank Hiettu, No IM Pine strtet, George
Goodwin. No. .VI Poplar Htriet. Jerrv
Ko-hlir. No 311 Olive street; lMwjrd
Sliamiun, southeast corner Fourteenth and
Fine "triets, Michael Howard. No. 1013
Markit street; Julius Meers. No. 2J") Wal
nut strut. Mike Churchill, northtast ir
Jur Twtntv-thlrd and Chestnut stre ts;
William Condon. No. S13 Market street;
John D-n. lines. No. "l South Sev. nth
str.-t. JyiulH Itlclnr.ls.in. No. 132T. M.irk-t
strict, an I Henry Hunike. No. '337 Texaa
Whui Mr. Higgins recelted the report
jestirday he stated that he had already
L-sued a license to -Michael Condon for li)l,
but said he would positively ri fuse a -e-newal
to all the others mentlon'-d In the
rtnort. If Chi. f C.imnbill t.anted tn press
his charges aginst Condon, Mr Hlggint slid
he would have to present th m, and thin
there would be a trill to determine whether
the license should be revoked.
NEWS OF THE CITY CHURCHES.
Third ISaptist Church Revival Is
The revival meetings In progress at Tnird
Baptist Church are largely attended, tspe
elally In the evening Two services are held
dally, nt Ik a. in. and 8 p. in. Tho Heyerend
Doctor Carter Helm Jones of Jymisvllle,
Ky., preaches at both services. The Hiv
irtnd H. I. Johnston, pastor, stated ester
d ly that twenty persons have presented
th.-ms.lveK for baptism. Tho meetings will
continue during the week and over Sun
day. Tho Reverend Doctor N. Lurcock. pastor
of I'nlon M. II Church, will lecture at
Mount Auburn M. E. Church. South, to
morrow evening, under the ausrlces f the
Epworth League. Sis;Ial music has wen
iirrange-d for tho occasion by a select
chorus, and Miss Mary Loulso Harnett and
J. D Harnett will euch render a solo. An
offerlrg will be taken to further tho work
of the Epworth Jyngue nmonif the jmor of
the community. Doctor Luecock lectures In
the place of the Heverend Doctor J. W.
VnnCIev-c of Eat St. Louis.
A recital will be given at the Second Tres
b.vteri.m Church, corner Westminster place
and Taylor avinue. by Mrs. F.netta Sar
gtnt Il.isk. 11 to-morrow afternoon for th
btretit of tho Children's Home.
Julius C. Blrge will lecture nt Memorial
Ccr.Bregatlon.il I'hurch. Sulphur and Way
avenue-s, to-night on "The S nth Sea
Islands and Our New Possessions." Tne
lecturo Is given under the auspict.s of the
J'ojh' Brigade, and 1C0 stertoptlcon views
will bo shown.
The Baker-Murray Concert Company, tho
third In the list of membership entertain
ments at C. ntral Y. M. C. A., will appear
nixt Monday evening. Mrs. Bertha Ktinz
Baker will give recitals from Shakespeare.
George Eliot. Schiller. Browning. Kostanil.
Kipling and others. In the musical featjro
Miss Clara Murray will bo harpist.
The ladles of Lee Avonue Presbyterian
Church will hold their Christmas bazaar
this afternoon and evening There will be
a tine assortment of fancy articles suitaule
fcr Christmas presents on exhibition.
IltATING AM) I'lsHIXG OX TIIK
Iron Mountain Hunte.
The best hunting and fishing is found
along the line of the IHON MOFNTAIN
HOFTE. In Arkansas and LouUIan i. Spe
cial rates and 'he fiee. transport itiori of
dogs, camp iqulpage, etc., aro offered.
GOMPERS'wTNs'bN TEST VOTES.
Indications Point to His Re-election
by the A. F. L.
Louisville. Ky., Dec. 1". To-diy's ses
sions of the American Federation of Li
ter apparently disclosed the fact that there
will be little or no opposition to the re
eltctlon hf Samuel Gompers ns president.
Two propositions, the voles on which may
bo rcgaided as tests, rcultel In decisive
triumphs for the tdcus advocated by Mr.
Gompers. Max Haes of Cleveland led
tho opiHisltlon In both Instances, but the
battle did not at any tmo become iersonal
Or.o of tl.e resolutions was to limit tho
term of the federation's president In fu
ture to two ears; the other provided for
the election of the officers of the body by
tb Initiative nr.d referendum. Instead of
a vote In mass convention, on the lust day
of the annual session, as prevails at prcs-
nt. Both were defeated.
Tho contest for next ear's convention
.il pears to He between Milwaukee an 1
An unfavorable report was submitted on
a resolution presented by the Central
Trades and Latmr Fnlon of St. Louis, pro
xiding Tor the creation of a general strlko
fund, to be tied only In cases of urgent
necessity and where the unions dlrectlv
Involved have exhausted their flnanci il
resources, under the supervision of the
General Exiciitlve Board. After consid
erable discussion the matter was referred
to the Executive Council for settlement.
An animated discussion arose over a res
olution for a labor portfolio In the Cabi
net, upon which the committee reported
advers. ly The original resolution declared
that the head of the department should 1
a trades unionist. The nuvor'o report of
th committee was concurred In by a voto
of TS to 17. thus killing the resolutions.
Tliej- llitxe the- Call.
The Globe. Seventh and Franklin avenue,
where the best values In Suits and Over
coats are to be foumk
DOCTOR DE HAAN THE WINNER.
Mrs. Zwin-nnau's Rrearh-oM-ioni-ise
A verdict in favor of the defendant was
rindered tes'.trday morning In the East
St I.ouIs "Citv Court In the case of Mrs.
Anna Zwingman against Doctor II. J. Do
The plaintiff demanded S20.0nd damages for
the failure of the doctor to keep an al
leged promise to mirry her. Mrs. Zwing
man is S years old. nnd the doctor Is 4t
The trial aroused great interest In East St.
CHIEF SMITH'S FIRST RAID.
Fourteen Craps Shooteis Arrested
in a Saloon.
Assistant Chief of Detectives Smith and
pever.il officers last night raided a craps
game at Hichanlson's saloon. No. 1323 Mar
ket street, and arrested fourteen negro play
ers " In the ios-csion of two of the plaers
revolvers were found and a razor was foun 1
In the pocket of another. Charges of ear
ning conte.tleil weapons were tiled against
James Butcher. John Tatterson and Jcssa
Ha-Vy Clark of No. 1W1 Olive street was
arrested and charged with keeping a gambling-house.
Disease defeats the purposes of men, and mnkes havoc of their fondest
Tiopes. How quickly courage and enerjry disappear 1 Great enterprises shotr-
lug every probability of accomplish
ment tain; on the sallow
hue of ruin when over
tasked Naiv.ro breaks
down. Look around
union?; your immediate
friends. How many of
them have missed their
through lac't of physical
ami mtntal energy I
These men would not be
warned. They traded
on their strength nnd
there has been at hand
the surest help for all such
in Ilr. Greene's Xervnra
blood and nerve remedy.
The truth about this
preat discovery of Dr.
Oreene should be made
known to all men.
r ursflitfi'0 l
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Tliese statements of the lnllti.n..
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?nVee Sr1,1 " notble to work much for bout a year. I employed a doctor
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GROWS VERY BITTER
President Said to Re Embarrassed
by the Fif-ht Made on Patlon.s-
Washington. Dec. K. The theater of hos-tiliti-'s
bttwttn the Akins-Hitchcock faction
and the Kerens wing of Missouri Hepubltc
ans has shifted to this city.
At the last s.sslon cf Congress Henry L.
Ends of Pattonsburg was nominated Post
master at that place. The Senate refu-ed
to confirm him. and, aft--r the adjournment
or Congress the Piesident gave him a re
eess appointment. Hls name hax not yit
liten suit to the Senate at this s.silon. and
it Iooks as If there wtre grave doubts thit
h" will be renominated.
National Cemmltt email Kerens, supported
by K. I. Morso nnd the regular Btpuellcan
organization e.f the Third Congressional Dis
triit. Is earnestly opposing Eads. Th? mat
ttr is now btfoie the Pnldent. nnd It Is
imdeistood tint he Is somewhat perplexed
by rt.ison of the war between the Hepublie
nh State Committee on one hand and Ker
ens nn the other. Both sides are marshall
ing thtlr forcts for a final desperate con
Met. If Kerens loses the fight It will sreatly
Impair hl.s prestige with the Hepubllcans
of the State. Kerens l a devottd friend of
the Pr.sld. nt. who dlsllke-s to refuse him
anv rumest. Tho President is equally anx
ious to pursue a policy which will not of
ftrd Chairman Aklns.
It li a pritty light as It stnnds. with the
ch.ini.es in favor of the national committee
man. ep.-cl.illv as he seems to tie supported
by the chalrm in of the National Commit
tee. Mark H.iiina.
The Missouri Democrats here aro smil
ing and viewing with much sitlsfaction this
lat.st outbrtak of "harmony" so character
istic of Missouri Hepubllt-ans. It Is prob
able that the President now agrees with
the former Postmaster General. Gary, thai
Mk-ouri Hepubllcans are the "d outtlt
he ever saw."
Of course, the Ireslilent would not In
dulge in language so forceful, but It is ap
parent that he ha", to sav the least, a grow
ing and gathering disgust for the methods
so frequently employ, d by Missouri Hepuj
llcans In patronage matters.
It Is understood here that n. strong effort
Is to le made at an early dite bv Chair
man Aklns and his faction for a general
change In the local IYdera! olllces of Mis
souri The war Is undoubtedly on.
Fillcy has lwen eliminatid only to be suc
ceeded bv Akins. It is now- a tight to the
death between Aklns and Kerens, and prom
ises to be fully as bitter as tho old-time
contests between Filley and Kerins.
FIFTY SOLDIERS VACCINATED.
Patient Removed From .TefTcrsou
Rarracks to Quarantine.
Two phvs'cians of the City Dispensary
corps vaccinated alsiut fifty soldiers at Jef
ferson B irracks csterday afternoon.
A pitlcnt was sent from there to quaran
tine. FREEMAN J. COMSTOCK IS DEAD.
President of Scarritt-Conistoek
Freeman J. Comsteck. president of the
Searritt-Comstock Furniture Comrany of
St. Iviuis. Is dead at Clifton Springs. N. Y..
whither he had gone to recover his health.
Chndbearing is a perfectly natural
xmn. nur it is rouueu ui n& tciiuitvir.ii:
the -irtueof'" Mother's Friend7' &$
externally, relaxes all the muscIes,so
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1 ymA.TIOt.T.t'tt.-rasfme.tain.wtlKSitcticT'tTnaJr eirrpfcpiJe rettip cf price.
I hutrlierediiir"ifei'-usTiErs,wiiKiitiiil.esttott!iUieiiiotiey.' Per oyu.
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Mr. Comstock was stricken with apoplexy
several months ago. and elid not re-cover
from the attack. He was C5 years old. and
Is survived by his widow and two children.
For years ho was a prominent figure In the
furniture trade of the West, and leaves a
considerable fortune to his family.
Suits and Overcoats. Globe. Seventh and
EIGHT-YEAR-OLD BOY KILLED.
Run Down by Iron Moutitain Train
Tight -year-old Arlle Francis of Bismarck.
Mo., dicel yesterday morning at St. John's
Hospital from injuries received under an
Iron Mountain train near hi3 homo Tues
Accompanied by his brother and play
mates, the lad was on his way to school.
In crossing a cattle-guard on the railroad
tracks he fell, and before help could reach
him a train had run over his legs, severing
both below the knees.
H was brought h. re In the hope that his
life might be saved, but medical and sur
gical skill were unavailing.
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