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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JULY 13. 1902.
SEALS IN CHINA.
Ban Francisco Cnstoms Find Re
garded as Most Important iu
History of the Port.
PLACED IN SAFE DEPOSIT.
Tablets of Jade From the Temple
in Pekin Found in the
baggage of 2iath
San Francisco. July 11 Five Imperial Jade
Deals of the Chinese Imperial Government
and twelve Jade sacred tablets from the
Imperial temple in Peking have been seized
b the custom officers nt the transport
dock. The 3cals and ten of the tablets were
part of the baggage of First Lieutenant
John B. Cchoeffel of the Ninth Infantry,
and the other tnc tablets were In 'he pos
session of A. Hesse, who returned on the
transport Sherman. The seizure Is regarded
by the local customs officials as one of
the most important in the history of this
port. It was evidently the intention of both
Schoeffel and Hesse to set the Jade through
the Custom-house without discovery, for it
was not en the manifest of the ships nor
declared as part of t'io baps-aye
Ilovr !rals "Were Fonnil.
Lieutenant Seboeffel returned on the Han
cock. He was with Ills company. M, of the
Ninth Infantry, and took part in the ad
vance on and capture of Peking by the
allied forces in 1X0. That campaign was
memorable for the tremendous amount of
loot seized by the officers and men of the
nllied forces, although it was the general
impression at the time that the Americans
had not been as eager and persistent in
their looting as the others. Schoeffel says
that he purchased the jade seals and tab
lets from a Chinese, who sold them to him
for J3. The Chines was very mysterious
In his actions and anxious to sell. He had
packed it away in the same box that it
was s'ez?d in. taking it to Manila, where it
remained for about two years. When seized
the Lieutenant was apparently the most
unconcerned man in the crowd about the
baggage. He allowed it to be taken away
without a protest and went on directing
the examination and transfer of the com
Tho seizure was made by Inspector Victor
Z. Lindquist. Although all baggage from
the Philippines1 is given a close examlm
tlon. the customs inspectors were quietly
jriven the tip to pay special attention to
the baggage of the Ninth Infantry, for it
was thought a great deal of loot would be
found that came from China. The Chinese
Government has offered large rewards for
the recovery of certain articles which dis
appeared during the foreign occupation of
Peking, and for these articles foreign gov
ernments had been asked to watch.
Proper Authorities Notified.
The sacred tablets from the imperial tem
ple were considered the most important.
.Each tablet is a history of the reign of
one Jimperor ana is or enormous vaiue,
both from point of age and sentiment, as
they have never been duplicated. Both
the tablets and seals are of the purest
jade, flawless and highly polished. The
carving is evidently tho work of an artist.
The seals are heavy, about five inches
square and two inches thick, and have elab
orate handles in the form of dragons with
ilve toes, which indicates that they belong
to the imperial family. The tablets are
about one foot long by four In width and
half an Inch thick. Tho seals have fine
Ellk cords of yellow attached to them, and
the tablets aro protected by eIUc mats of
yellow, another evidence of their Imperial
The Jado was taken to the office of Depnty
Eurveyor St. John, who placed it In ai'e
keeping pending a decision of the Treasury
department, which will be notified by the
Collector of the Port. It will probably be
returned to Peking.
MYSTERY OF EMPTY BEER KEG.
Email Barrel Is Addressed to
ilayor Low of 2Tew Tork.
New Tork. July 12. A keg, known in
brewers' parlance as a half barrel, is In the
City Hall awaiting the return of Mayor
"Low. How the keg got into the City Hall
Is a mystery. Janitor Keese said:
"I did not shoulder It In. Then again
what wonld I be doing with an empty keg?
"What am I going to do with It? 'why, the
keg Is addressed to Mayor Low."
None of the watchmen could explain how
the beer keg was smuggled into the build
ing. An examination of the keg after the
Sherlock Holmes method discloses the fol
That the keg Is old and battered.
That the keg had been removed from
Borne brewery, because the name of the
owner was erased and, further, rings of
bright red paint were drawn around the
edges of the keg and the hoops.
On the top of the keg was this Inscrip
tion: B SPORTSSIEN'S HOME :
4 FUND. :
c Drop a Nickel In ths Slot. :
A metal plate ivas sunk Into the bunehole
Of the kec with on opening- for coin.
Tacked on the other end is a tuc ad
dressed to Mayor Low, at the City Hall,
with a request that the kes be allowed to
ctand In the Mayor's office as a repository
for the nickels of those who want to help
broken-dowrf "sports," especially those ad
dicted to horse racing.
"From the Sherlock Holmes work I have
done In this matter I have become con
Tinced that it is all a practical Joke, and
of the fact that the Jokers probably emp
tied the kec before sendlne It to the City
Hall, showlns that they must be fond ot
brewed hops," said Janitor Keese.
Mayor Low will probably order the kes
consigned to the care of Street Cleaning
Commissioner Woodbury for final disposi
tion. PRIEST ACCEPTS NO PURSE.
All Father Anacletns Will Take
Is Good Wishes.
New York. July li Although very poor,
leather Anaclctus da- Roccagorga, who has
been pastor of St. Anthony's Church, has
refused to allow his parishioners to rale a
testimonial purse as a token of their love
and osteon upon his retirement af'er falth
lul services for ntarly thirty years.
Father Anacletus, as he is affectionately
called In the purlih. told hli pa-I!:Icncr
that he would take nothing' from them but
Good wishes for bis welfare.
Hundreds of the congregation called at
the rectory to shake Father Anacletuss
hand, wish him gcod luck nnd fcld him
K00d-by. His house has been f"ed nightly
since last week, when he announced his
coming departure. It was not h- risjuest
that he leaves his present flock to beccme
curate of a mission church of the order of
rranclscan In New Castle, Pa. Still he Is
satisfied, as work there will be Hfft.ttrr than
his present duties, and he is oii'.ie old.
Father Vbalda Maravelle. who Is young
and a nephew of Cardinal Sato 3. will suc
ceed Father Anaclctus. The latter built St.
Anthony's Church, which Is a costly edifice
of gray sandstone, as is also tb cloister
building connected with it. come of hi3
parishioners are aggrieved that tb:lr pas
tor should be sent to a new field In his old
age after building up a new church.
I am entirely satisfied to go to-my new
charge," says Father Anaclftu. cheerfully.
Father Anacletus was ordalneC a priest In
Sourianico, Italy, and came to tl.e Unite!
States In ISC After a few years in Buffalo
and Allegheny, he came to New York and
-was made assistant pastor of old St. An
thony's Church. He was born i:i 1C7 and
his family name was de Ange'is
WORK ON WHITE HOUSE.
Excavation Has Been Completed
for the Xev? Office Building.
Washington. July 11 Workmen have j
completed the excavai on tor tne lounca
tlon of the new oClce building which" Js to
be erected west of the White House for the
accommodation of the President and his
clerical force. i
.All the floors have been torn out of the
first story of the White House The wooden
beams ore belntr replsced with steel, upon '
which new hardwood floors will be laid. The
floor on the second story of the building ,
will also be rebuilt entirely before the I
workmen cegin the decoration of the In
terior of the White House.
The Meyer Store is to be made roomier and
better. Carpenters are already at work. De
partments are being moved and prices are be
ing ereatly reduced to make room and clean
out stock. The sale grows greater day by day.
Tuesday or any other week-day is as good a
shopping day as Monday at The Meyer Store.
Thousands of St. Louis people now say The
Meyer Store sells better goods for less money
than ever was known in St. Louis.
STORE CLOSES EVERY DAY AT S O'CLOCK.
CauBod by removal
of department from
third floor to second
floor. Importod SI2
models sale at S7.
S6 ribbon girdles
this salo at S4.
S2.50 brocaded cor
set salo at SI. 75.
Colored SI Batiste
Corset salo at 59c,
SIO. SilkCoutll Cor
set sale atS5.75. -
TWO BOYS' SUITS FOR
THE PRICE OF ONE.
The 3Ieyer Store's entire stock of All
Wool Summer bulls for Hoy., 3 tn IU
Tears, Ik now plnccd on nnle in tl
Lot No. 1 Lot. Xo. 2 I.otVn. 3
AH Stilts All Salts All.nlta
si.-j.-. $:.no jjlso
to to to
?1.1S. ?3.!IS. $r.
dale at Sale nt Sule nt .
Sule on -t(U floor. No restrictions.
Iluy a ninny as you like. When
u get to UnoTV Tlie Meyer More
Bnlrn yon if HI appreciate them. Mall
orders filled. Please describe xtyle of
elotli desired. Hoys' Pants, ntl-nool,
solid colon nntl mixture, all Tilth
pittent vinlnt bnmli. Mtle at Hlic.
READY-MADE SUITS, SKIRTS, WAISTS.
Space is being reduced tc mako room for other departments, which
space is being romodeicd. Tho moving has caused an upheaval of
stock, and this wook's groat sate is tho result of a gathering together
of all tho incompleto assortment.
Odd Lot nnd $5 Summer Wool
Skirt. Snle 2.9S.
Odd Lot S2.50 and ?-J Summer White
Wnints. Sale 70c.
Odd Lot Dine nnd Dlnck Tirllliantlne
Plaited Skirt. Sale ?-.rS.
Odd Lot Linen "White Lnrrn Polka
Dot Chambray ?5, fli nnd 7 Shlrt-
Walst Snlta. Sale $.fS.
Lot of till aeaaon'a 11 and ?l.r0
Shirt Wntata, rumpled from dlaplny.
Odd Lot Mualin and Linen ?10 and
.ia Coatnmes. Sole lAIS.
Alteration Improvement necessitate
movlnjr 1-S the stock to the necond
floor, Trbere tills special ante la to
E3IPIKE GOWXS Trimmed with Ince,
embroidery, hemstitched, tucked) ele-
grant; J?i-3 lor -i:ic.
LOW ECK AMI SHOUT SLEEVE
GOWXS Mnde of the flneat material
and trimmed vrltli dalntleit Incea,
French stIe; eleennt $4, ?5 and ?U
kind; choice at $2.75.
SKIKTS With knee-deep flounces, In
sertions, lacet nlao ruck nnd em
broidery raffle, comprising even
91.50 sklrtsi choice, OSc.
KIMOXAS Of Persian lurrn nnd dain
ty crcpeaj elegant 95 Klmonus. nle
THE HANDKERCHIEF DEPT.
Will be moved thin -rreek, ao prrent
Iota of -40c and SOc nil linen, hem
stitched, lace trimmed and embroid
ered border Trill be on ante nt 10c.
Convent embroidered Handkerchiefs,
Tvorth fH per dozen; box ot (1 for 75c.
31 en's finest 0O0 nil linen Handker
chiefs, nny vrldth hem. Sale nt -lc.
THIN WOOL DRESS GOODS.
fl Ensllah Tnmlse Sntln Stripe. 5Hc.
81 EnKlIsfi Tnmlse French Cord. 53c.
60c Wool Cballl, beautiful, 211c.
7Ko Wool Chain, beautiful, 20c.
49c, 50c and OOc Wool Urea Goods,
one nnd tvro piece lot, from lnat
Treek'a Brent sale, sntbercd together
In one lot, 23c.
POWER OF THERMITE, THE
NEWLY DISCOVERED FORCE.
Scientists Claim That It Will Melt Iron and Stone Instantly Under
Its Blaze Granite Can Be Made to Flow Like Wa
ter Chemistry's Startling Discorery.
The Rrpubllc Bureau,
lit Times Bids.
New Tork. July 12. HelL'ns iron and
Etone instantly Is the power claimed for a
new heating force just discovered. Under
its awful lightning blaze granite flows like
water and big steel rails are welded in the
twinkling of an eye. It can be made to ex
plode with tremendous power or to work
almost silently with appalling result.
With this invention a -burglar puts a cig
arette light to a handful of metal filings
with a primer, and, lo! bank vaults melt
and combination leeks vanish.
According to high authority It I the
most startling dlscoery in chemistry. Ther
mite Is its name. Distinguished chemists
say that It needs only the touch of a
match to this new compound to produce a
temperature of 3.103 degrees Fahrenheit.
"The human mind," say.s a well-known
scientist of this city, "can form no appre
ciative conception of what such a tempera
ture means. It would melt the moat re
fractory rocks and cause them to How like
The Interior of Mont Pelee. whose fiery
Mast destroyed St. Pierre in a moment and
crumbled its build'ng Into dunt. would be
cool compared nlth this temperature ot
5,400 degrees. It would melt the White
Mountains Into rivers of liquid fire Noth
ing could withstand its consuming power.
Controlled nnd llrcnlntcd.
"Yet this heat cannot only be produced
at a few mompnt" notice." slid the sci
entist yesterday, "but it can be controlled
regulated for use In commercial work. In
factories, foundries and machine yhops, for
melting, welding and shaping masses of Iron
and steel. It .s equally valuable for pro
ducing hitherto rare and costly metals in
a state of almost absolute punty."
And what makes this stupendous force?
The answer seems incredible as the claims
for the force Itself. It Is produced by sim
ply putting a match to a mixture of alumi
num filings and oxide of chromium, both
metallic, and yet. as by magic, a mignty
force is Instantly created.
Here Is the story of how the wonderful
Invention was discovered, according to the
scientist seen yesterday:.
"The first demonstration of this new
agent in America, was made early in May.
when certain processes were exhibited be
fore the Columbia University Chemical So
ciety. The Invention, like many others for
which we are indebted to the chemist, orig
inated in Germany. Some time ago the
Messrs. Krupp. the celebrated gun and ar
mor plate manufacturers of Essen, required
a considerable quantity of pure metallic
chromium, the metal much employed to
give extra hardness to steel.
Hon- It Warn Discovered.
"It is comparatively e.isy to produce thU
metal, but 11 is not usually pure and it
contains a considerable quantity of carbon.
To obtain It perfectly pure was dlfflcult.
and It was once thought Impossible to man
ufacture on a large scale. The task of fill
ing Krupp's order, fortunately, fell to a
fninea cnemitt uoctor jians uoiuscnmiat.
He saw the necessity for Inventing n pro-'
cess of production to fit this particular case '
"Now. It had been known for many years
that if an Intimate (complete) mixture ot
aluminum filings and the oxide or chromium '
were heated in a furnace, n violent explo- ;
sion would follow, owing to the great in- '
tensity of the chemical action brought j
about, but precisely how no one knew, as
tho exr'osicn was so violent aa to empty
for a Hurrah Sale with the MfEN'fS CLOTHING!
Soon carpenters will take hold to rearrange our entire Fourth Floor, and this sale will clean out
the entire balance of Summer Stock-this is the Meyer Store's first season and all goods are new.
Odd Lot Silk niocaes, Ktona and Cof
fee Coots, 910 to 915 atylea. Snle M.irO.
Odd Lot Percale Lawn nnd Illiulty
Milrt-W'nlat Solta, np to 5.50 atIea.
Lot of Odd Linen Snlta, White Snlta,
ana ii. ureen. Date
Lot of Odd l(!c nnd ?1.ZS Wnuli Skirt.
Odd Lot Clmnilirar $5 Shlrt-Wnlst
Salt. Snle 11. 4 'J.
Odd Lot ?0, 17 and S Silk Wnlt.
Loircr nnd lower ro luce price. Trro
vreeka of the Krratest lace snle Iina
left thounund )nrd of lace from one
to Jlic jardi loner, vrhlch. If pnt In
remunnt stock. Ttonld soun be rum
pled nnd t minted. These are left an
til,. Imaril. a,wf vnn ...IM .
inj- at thin -ircck alc nt Inwrr price
" jm. i.rr ami outJU Jncm
WHITE .VD CHE AM SEUPEXTIAE
IIAXI1S Ml tlleees. frnm '?: . "II.
dnnllcute stock. Jale at 1.1c.
TOSCA SETS 45 IXCIIE.S WIDE 3M
ynrd cream nnd ecru from oar 91.30
Hnrnlns Mfoek. Snln t jiia.
3IEC1ILIX LACES Entire assortment
17, IO and 25 Inch iTldths from onr
xurpIuB stock. Snle at 12 l-2e.
CHAXTILLY LACE 1IAXDS From 2
Incite to 3 Inches wide, entire anr
plua atock, both cream and white, all
qualities, from 30c to 70c a Turd. Sale
isi.ick rmvriLLV lace riAxns 2
to -I InrAe wide, entire anrplns atoek.
12 1-2. 15 nnd tT Inoli v.l.t,. ..,.
EDELWEISS DESIfiX EMlinOinERIES
All lTblfe. n-hlr.. n-1fh t.f.. ..,,.
black, nil thee benntlfnl 1JC:5 cm
lirolderlca. Snle nt 3Sc.
EMIIHOlIlKIIKIl witit I'lmivrt'.- .-
Inchea wide. Hnndreda of innl, n'r
.c icood. danllpnf .fnnl. tf-i .. ..,
White P. K. t.TlltMCW i.,."'
nnd atsllab. In the wr nr
alterntlon nle nt 2-lc number of 73c
one nt SOc.
the crucibles and scatter their contents far
"Doctor Gpldschmldt was Ingenious and
persisted. He argued that. In such cases,
metallic chromium must be found; also
that the explosion was due to a too sud
den heating of the furnace. He was sure
that if the "reaction could be made mare
regular the chromium would b saved.
"Could he but start the chemical reaction
at one little point In the mass. It would pro
ceed more gently and Itself procuce Vat
sufficient for the completion. It v:as. In
fact, the case of a loaded railway car at
rest on an Incline. A little push would cnd
It down without the aid of motive power.
Mjnterj- Solved at Lnt.
"After a series' of careful experiments',
the problem was solved. When the alumi
num filings were thoroughly mixed In a.
crucible with oxide of chromium u teaspoon
ful of ordinary flashlight powder and per
oxide of sodium was placed on the mass.
Tills acted as a 'primer. A match was ap
plied. There was a bright flash, followed
by a glow and gentle flame from thp cruci
Me. nnd all was over. When cold the cru
cible was broken open. At the bottom en
found metallic chromium at least So per
cent pure. Above it and easily separated
was a sing of aluminum oxide, or artificial
corundum. Hcrr Krupp could have his pre
cious metal at reasonable cost for harden-lns-
sttel for guns and armor plates.
This was the open door to one of the
greatest Inventions of the age. Doctor
ioldschmldt re-nlrcd to experiment fur
ther. He soon discovered thnt very pure
mangancFe. also a valuable but almost un
known product hi commercial quantities,
could be equally well obtained in this way
merely siibstltutlnc oxide of manganese
for Qilile of chromium.
"Next came experiments with oxide of
iron and then the discovery of "thermite.
Doctor Goldschmldt found that it oxide of
iron (a pure haematite ore. such as is mined
in Northern Michigan) were substituted lor
oxide of cbr&m'utn and touched off by Hie
flashlight primer. Its action would be far
more violent, though it could still be con
trolled. Mnde Iron linn Llkr tVnter.
"In his remarkable experiments the slag
of the corundum spurted out liquid and
flaming. It was a blinding spectacle. Bub
bling like water. It ran pure metallic Iron
and &ank to the bottom In a dazzling molten
mas, so electrically brilliant. 10 intense,
that tho operator was forced to arm him
self with blue glasses. As It was, he found
himself temporarily blinded. The heat gen
erated was enormous.
"It may be stated that this method of
producing iron In small quantities could not.
commercially speaking, compete with the
blast furnace, but as a source of heat it
contains, vast possibilities, and practical,
ways of using it were at once sought.
"Experiments on the welding of rails at
once demonstrated its possibilities. The
clean-cut ends to be welded are clamped to
gether by a kind of portable viae. Around
the Joint to be welded is umnped the mold,
composed of highly refractory material. A
plugged pipe or the same material, com
municating from above with the bottom of
the crucflwe. Is adjusted. In the crucible is
placid a charge of thermite: on thl a small
quantity of the priming material (flasbllght
powder). The operator, wearing blue spec
tacles, drrs a lighted match on the primf r
(thermite itself will not take Are from a
match) and retires to a safe distance.
The Pelee In miniature goes off. The op.
erator returns, opens the plug, and the con
tents of the crucible flows quickly Into the
mold and on the tightly clamped rails. The
liquid Irpn sinks to the bottom and fuses
the lower flange, strengthening the JolnL
T H ! HMVH L wB .Ita ' H fli
ZOR. BROADWAY & WASHINGTON.
Double-Value Shoe Sale.
An event that should not fall to Interest thousands who are looking
for raro bargains.
Every Shoe on Sale
Special Interest ntnrbes to a Terr
hip: aaor(raent or lllch-Clnss Shoes
and Oxfords, comprising Cnbnn, 3111
ltnr. Opera and eirn Lonla Heel,
awell pntent and kid tip In all
kind of leather: one of the Krratest
tuoni-j-'mlnc lot of Shnea
of the entire jenr.
nnndreds of pairs of Jfi-.se' and
Children's t?lj:.-,, SI.30 and 2 Miorn
and Slippers. Including Vlrl Kid.
DodkoIc, Eunmel Calf. Extension
Sole, Pntent Slock. Untton nnd Lnce
Style, In extraordinarily lnrcc in
rlrtj. Sale nl, pair, 7f)c.
New trimmed white
Will soon be torn np nnd moved
aronnd during alterntlon sale. The
sale this week I to aell off surplus
$23 I'ongre Walking Cunts, $12.-10.
91S Christening Clnak. !.!.
910 Christening Itohri, H-I.OS.
Skirts to match. $LOS.
All the amnll lot of hnudmnile nnd
Ince enp which hnve been celling np
for ?2. Thla sale nt -10c.
The hot la? strikes the upper part of the
rail and heats It to such a dfgrce that the
union is Instant and perfect. Ijiter the
mold is opened. A blow or two with a
hammer eparates the slag from the uppr
part of the now solid rail, and the operation
Other Mysteries of Thermite.
"It is remarkable that, though the con
tents f the cruclhlf ftowt nut nr 11 trmnera.
ture little below i.s degrees Fahrtnhelt.
jne ouisiae of tlie crucible may be held In
the bare hand nlmopt Immediately, because
the development of the heat Is too rapid to
affect surrounding ludles unlesn kept In
contact with the molten mass longer than
it remains In the crucible.
"So great i the heat that the rail would
be still hot to the hnr.d at the end of eisht
or ten hour If the mold were allowed to
remain unopmed so Ions- The practical
utility of tin- Invention Is shown by the fjet
that steel rails are now welded bv this
process In Berlin. Manlch. Hamburg. Casscl
and other German cities.
"It Is also a success In weldlne pipes Into
continuous length-, miles long. If necessary.
For pipes only the slag (not the molten
metal) is allowed In contact with the pipe
Joint. Many other uses have been suggested
for thermite, and It will work a. revolution
In the great industries of Iron. Meel and
"In conc'uslon it may be remarked." says
the scientist, "that the thermite mixture l
safe to handle and safe to store as safe i"
sawdust. Only a very hieh surrounding
temperature or the Ignition of the priming
material wm rnnkc It burn. Of course It Is
never added to the mixture until a demon
stration l to le mad'. The constituents of
thermite may be transported separately, to
be mixed on the spot. Until they arc mixed
they ate as harmlets as sand."
Ideas Thnt tlnke Men Tree.
uch ure the wonders of chemistry, sug
gesting Emerson's claim. "Thought s-ts
men free." By a' simple process flame ap
plied to metal filings prison bars melt and
vaulted dungeons flow like water.
Everybody has Recti aluminum. It Is a
cheap, silvery metal, as light as cardboard,
yet. In Its various form, it compoes obout
onc-twel!th of the great earth's crut. Mar
velous to relate, many metals nre of the
aluminum form. M'xed with copper every
dny, aluminium becomes the cheap gold of
commerce, as used for cheap watch cases.
Jewelry and settings for artificial stones,
now Widely displayed in show windows.
There stones, almost as hard as those of
nature, are of corundum, an oxide of alu
minum. This corundum, referred to nbove.
Is the famous substance recently manufac
tured by electricity at high temperature. It
is a kind of precious substance Itself, near
ly as hard as the diamond, and among the
gems of Us various forms are sepphircs.
'amethysts, rubies and topazes,
chromium Is of a dull green color nnd Is
popular with marufneturers for Importing
a green tint to porcelain. The most Impor
tant ue of pure chromium Is to harden
steel. With it Krupp tempers armor-plates
Another wondrous element is chromium.
In its cure rt.itn It lc of a tin-white rn'nr.
like aluminum. After fusion It Is even
harder than corundum. It oxidizes slowly
and In oxygen burns vividly. It does not
occur "native." but Is found in chrome iron
stone, lead chromate and meteoric Iron. Ort
aid. When artificially made this kind tii
vt its forms Is supposed to be the greet.
that elves resolendent luster to the emer-
HOODOO BOAT IS. DESTROYED.
Barge Martha Jane Burns to the
Waters Edge at Stockton.
Stockton. Cal, July 1L Sank last March
in the Sacramento Hlver with a load of
grain; killed her engineer. George Mercer,
six wek ago. on tLe Mokelumne River;
sank a w-tk ato at Bouldln Island with
o.OOD pallone of crude oil In drums, and her
hold nearly Jialf full of cl: burned to-day In
Mormon Channel in this city. This Is the
teccrd of the gasoline targe. Martha Jane.
After sinking a week ago she was towed
to thisclty and beached at Mormon Chan
nel. The oil had not oeen pumped out of
her hull. She caught fire. suppoably from
a burning rocket stick. The boat Is now
burned to the wntefs edge.
is New and Perfect. I
Those of yon who bare bought nt The
Jlejer Store boe aalea will wonder at
thl new lot of Patent Leather. 3
Strnp Slipper. Colonial. Jnlln 3Iur
lnvtes, Oxford Mrnp Slipper nnrt
other np-tn-dnte tjlr of Shoe sell
Insr rrirnlnrly special bnrcnln for
r-, nna ninny nt ?-.r.O,
In the double value
Some hundred of pnlra of LhoU
Putent I.rntber Oxforda nnd Snndnla
nt one-thlril of their nctnnl rust to
make, Inclndlnic ninny of the new
shnpea nnd all the atnndnrd atylea.
In the donble rnlnr aalc nt UOc.
felt Hats nSea
50c White Wash Silks. 20c.
50c Ilnmboo Pongee Silk. 30c.
50c Lnce Stripe Linen Silk. 30c.
$1.25 All-Silk Grenadine. SSc.
?1.25 million Stripe Grenadine. Sic.
SOc Perspiration Proof Jnp Silk. 30c.
81 Sntln Foulard nt 10c.
die All-Silk Fonlnrd nt 3c.
TINY RUTH ROWLAND
MOURNS FOR MOTHER
Child Who Has Seen Many Sides
of Life Suffers Knowledge
San Francisco. July li Little nuth Itoc-
I land, daughter of Mrs. Llllle Friend, who
j died from the effects of poli taken with
l suicidal intent at the ferry building Friday
i evening, has seen the sorrowful ride of llf".
She has met while In the pursuit of the liv
ing she was making for herself and her
mother, for whom she now weeps, with
many Incidents whl-h nre more usually en
countered by her elders. Even when of very
tender years little Ruth sang and danced
In public and traveled from town to town
with her trunks and her stage costumes.
Though with all the hard work attendant
on ihe calling, the child met those people
who are genero'is. who are kindly and good
companions of the youth of the stage. She.
like all "stage children." received atten
tion that an adult could never hope for,
and that same generous treatment in a
great measure accounts for the constsnt
brightness and the ever-smlllng counte
nance of the child who Is put for a liveli
hood among Thespians.
Ruth was devoted to her mother, the love
was returned and the child is old enough
to appreciate the loss that has befallen her.
Her early stage career was no setback to
her ha a little student, for the mother
taught her much.
NIGHT SITTINGS THE
BREAD OF QUAESTORS.
BPUHAL BY eiABLE TO THE NEW TimK
HERALD AND TUB ST. LOUIS HEI'dlUC.
Paris. July IS. CCopyrrght. UWi The pros
pect of night sittings by the Chamber of
Deputies Is causing anxiety to the Quaes
tors, who have to provide refreshments for
the Deputies at a tlxed annual charge. On
the night of the sittings the hungry legis
lators Invade the bar and consume lm
nense quantities of food and drink. As
these spell a deficit for the Quaestors, the
latter, do all they can to prevent night sit
tings being held
I - &
I 'J, ir Sfasw
sjJssssssm-t rJ0 sssssssK
Sj. T '',:TssssE
P5Sv j t a''
10c SAX TOY BATISTE, 5c.
White jcround. small dainty patterns,
the cream of thla claaa fabric reduced
from 10 cents to 5 cents n yard.
13c DOTTED SWISS MULLS. O l-2e.
Larjse floral ileslcns as well aa the
black and white atrlpes, 15-cent
goods rednced to 01-2 centa a yard.
3c IMPOHTED KOLLni)S, 12 l-2e.
Koeeblln'a finest Foulard and Mon
rllnr that aell rennlnrly fur 311
cents, reduced to 121-2 centa u nrd.
30c LACE STIUPE P. K., lHc.
Just the fabric for a ablrt waist, the
30 cent a!ue reduced to IS centa a
SOc MEItCEIUZED aiADItAS, 20c.
Illchly Jlereerlxed 3Iadrns. new de
slKn, 50-eent qnnllty reduced to 2U
centa a yard.
31lo DOTTEI1 SWISS 3ILSI.1N. 27c.
Imported Dolled Swiss SInll, 30-cent
value reduced to 27 cents a jnrd.
ISc COItDEll STHIPE MADRAS, 10c.
Corded and Lace Stripe Madrn. 1H
cent Quality reduced to IO centa a
SI.OO I1LEACIIED DA.MASIC. 77 l-2c.
IV and 72 Inch Blenched DnmnaK,
heavy aatln flnlsh, regular ?1.00 nual
lty reduced to 77 1-2 centa a yard.
Groceries, Wines and Liquors.
46c for 10 pounds best Granulatod Sugar.
27c for 5 pounds Cut Loaf or Powdored Sugar.
SI.04 for 48 pounds Plllsbury XXXX Flour.
30c per pound for 40c Arrow Brand Mocha and
17c per pounil or C
pounds for .' for
rood Arrow llnir.d
10c per pound or 11
pounds for S1.00 for
eed Arrow Hrsnd
40o per pound for
tinost Arrow Brand
25C for? bars Lenox
A. Ubhy's Potted
Meats 5i tin.
4c for Ubhy. McNeil
Jfe Hbby's 1'otted
rati R. i
YOU CAN BE CURED! Ho Pay Until Provin.'
No matter what your dUet.e or He" .cZ?,!?Zt?uSm'$? TbVwule.y "!
hep- until ou tare coiuultrd the rxpr'U of J andxtcA Tiai "cu are hepeless. They haf.
you. no matter how Urn tou bare uffrd J,isSSe? newapraratas and new Ideas, and so
Uirorrd an ntlrlr nt rjtitm of cure. "w, ? "V "ninTeeV tor all Ills that they wul not
fctitWrat aie tt.r that ther hare at Ia.it fotind ig,'? fjo i-ar" u their motto.
nim&??J&:t&i&&r&&'3& Delist and Optician. P. J. McOOWES'.
M. n.. LL. D. S-jectacles prcpetly nttea. 1 ,.1
WORLD'S HEALTH INSTITUTE, 2923 Morgan St., St. Louis.
KAISER 6EG0MES A
KING OF YACTiNG
He Made Kiel Kepatla a Success
and Complimented Mrs.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Kiel. Germany. July li-Emperor illlam
has made the Kiel regatta the most bril
liant yachting event In Europe this year.
The English yachtsmen agree thut it sur
passes the Cowes meetings which have
taken place In the two years of the South
African war. Under hi Majesty's personal
stimulus one hundred racing craft were
broujht together, a quarter of them being
French. British. Swedish. Danish and Amer
ican vesseis. Mot ot tnem .ire sraall-rntcrs.
but ten or twelve are -urge vessels and rep
resent some of tne best work of llrlilsh and
American buMfer?. ...... ,, ..,,..,
Emperor ilium's judicious distribution
of the invitation made the event distinctly
International. About twenty beautitu! goid
and silver cups, the prizes In this regatta,
are set out on a table at the Yacht Club.
Nine of them are gifts ot his Majesty, the
Empress nnd Prince Henry of Prussia.
The American -artlcipatlon has been a
disappointment. Dcause Prince Henry per
sonally invited several members of the New
York Yacnt Club. But months before that
Intimations of Emperor William's desires
were conveyed to yachtsmen In the United
His Majesty called on Mrs. Ojden Goelet
on the Nahme. She. following custom, first
left her cords on board the Imperial yacht
Hoheniollern. The Emperor was Jolly and
chatty while on Mrs. Goelet's yacht. He
remarked that h had been on bonrd many
yarhts. but tbe Nahma was the finest he
Large Specimens From the Tropics
Are Due at Washington.
Washington. July 12. "Cocorns." the
large lightning bugs of Brazil. Cuba and
tropical South America tout e-rlt a contin
uous double light ot sufficient strength and
intensity for one to read the time on a
watch IS Inches distant, and which the Bo
toocudo Indians of Brazil use for illuminat
ing purposes) by confining a number of them
in small wicker cages, are soon to be a nov
elty In tbe pet line In Washington. Some
fifty-eight of these bugs are now on th;lr
way from Cuba, to this city, and on their
arrival will be the first ever teen In the
This Is one of the results of 9 Jem-ind for
something new that Is constant on th part 1
ot tne puonc and competition among oiru
and pet animal dealers. The cocoyos are
very large, though perfectly harndes. and
In many of the South American cities and
in Havana the young girls and married la
dles wear them In their hair at night, the
effect of which is singularly striking, and
beautiful, especially when tha lady wearing
Means you can buy from The Meyer Store's
new stock at greatly reduced prices. The peo
pleare getting to knowThe Meyer Store better
every day, and appreciate its advertisements
because they are carried out to the letter. If
you do not live within reach of The Meyer Store
order by mail. Anything sent you can be re
turned if unsatisfactory. We have hundreds of
lottora on file from mail-order customors who say our
prices aro lower than any St. Louis or Chicago house.
STORE CLOSES EVERY SATURDAY AT t O'CLOCK.
.MOSQUITO CAMIPIES .T MIc Pnll
alar, complete rrltli frame anil cord,
ready to buns:: resnlnr prior, .$1.2Sl
nt thin snle. Mir.
MLK-COVKKKIl PILLOW. Ke 7
handsome $I" nnl ?- PIUotts. beau
tiful pattern. sery ivldr rnMIest thl
ItlFFLRD ORGANDIE CURTAILS, -I'.lr
SUO piilr of our reculnr !.. :: yard
lone. -H Inches vfldej thin unli'. -lllc.
IJOWV CLMIIOS. 17c UIMI of the reic
nlar -We Cushions: thin nnle. 17c.
HEMSTITCHED MIAMS Stumped and
ready for worklnar. A ereat lot of the
rrKUlnr ."c one for 17e eneh.
DRAWN WORK SCAKFS. Sue Hem
f Itched urarK IT yards Ionic: hundred
of the dollar one In this le for .Oe.
LAI.MIIIY IIWSS. l!e Von cun pleU
from red. Iilue. srei-n, red nna yel
low; at thin sale. lUc.
3 SILK UMBRELLAS, $1.29.
We Jnt rccclsed 1.21.1 Ladles' Fine
Silk fnihrrllits (made np by the -ery
brat maker of Imbrellns In this conn
try). They font uk n. little more than
the bare oot of bundle. A Tre buy,
ao do Tre Hell. The unKortroent of han
dle l iTonderfnl Prarla In all
ahailea. Ior. KUte. llreaclen, Ster
HnK Mhcr, old Plate. Onyx and ev
ery known Trood that l uaed. Theae
nil bnve caae nnil taniel and are
rvortli ?:t eneh: on a!e. eommencInB
3tuniluy. nntll aolil. at ?I1I.
MEN'S WALKOVER S3.SO SHOES
SELLING MERC FOR SI. SB.
Oxford- or .Nboea. Pntent Leather,
i'numel Leather, KIU and Other
Leather, one of The Me,er to r e .
Krrntet pnrchnae. Sale on men a
, -. m-Wri FIGL'KBD DAMASK, 83c.
70-lnch' Itnl.ed Flcured
Thrrnd Germnu Damask, l3 value
reduced to X5 cents a yr1dr .,.
J1.50 llleached Xapklna, 1.15 dozen.
23c PltlXTED P. K.. 321 -2c
White cround. amall dainty printing
P. K.. the 23-cent kind, reduced to
121-2 centa a ynrd.
ISc SATIX STltlPK DIMITY. 10c YD.
32-lncb fine Dlrolty. ncnt black and
colored printing, the IS-cent kind
reduced to 10 centa a yard.
ITo .MAXCIIESTEIl COKDED CIIA3I-
II HAY, 5c.
Tlnfed ground Chatnbrny. wnixe
corded effecta. 17-cent kind, reduced
to S centa a yard.
5c APItOX GIXGIIAM ItEMXAXTS, 2c
Uluc. brown nnd green checked
Apron Ulucham, 5-cent kind for J
cent n yard.
ISc IXIILEACHED SHEETIXG, 12 l-2c
Full width Unbleached Sheeting, re
duced to 1-J-- rtnn ,....
33c KMimOIDEIlED SWISS DLMlTT.lOo
White Dimity, wltn emoromctc.
Swla dot. 35-cent qmr reduced to
10c a yard.
SI. 90 for case of
Beer 2 dozen Incase
ISc fori pound Wsr
ren II rand Sllmon.
4C fori can OH Sar
dines. 4c per pound for
full New York Cream
Sc for I-pound can
4C PCf can 'or et
Xc allowed for
49c 'or 1 gallon Cla
ret Wine t years
70c per gallon for
nne 1 on
Old caDinei woiskct
8 years om.
them happens to be blessed with more than
the usual share of feminine pulrbtltude.
The cocoyos thus worn lllum'nats the
wearer's countenance and hair in a perfect
halo of light. Whether they will be used in
this way by local belles remains to be keen.
The cocvyos are very hardy, ana will live
for months with little or no attention. Lo
cal pet dealers are of the opinion that lr
kept Indoors and in warm places during the
winter in the same manner tVit parrots
and canaries nre kept, the cocoyos can be
domesticated and made to Increase and
multiply In this country- This !.ns proved
succesxful In the case of the U'tle green
chameleon lizards of Florida that lay eggs
and hatch out breeds as long as they are
properly attended to.
0NETH0USANDD1ED IN ONE DAY
Greeks Poisoned Water Pilgrims
Drank From Well of Asfana.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Paris. July 1 A Marseilles paper has re
ceived a letter from Algiers containing the
story of an Algerian journalist accompany
ing the caravur- of Algerian pilgrims to
The Algerian reports that after drinking;
of the water of the well of Asfana. as is
customary before visiting the Sacred Car
pet, a large number of pilgrims became HI.
ami over 1.000 died In one dav. The report
spread that n Greek who had been found
disguised In the caravan as a Mohammedan
had poisoned the water.
He was seized and then confessed that
he and three other Greeks had disguised
themselves In order to make the pilgrim
age. The infuriated crowd attacked the
four Greeks ond hacked them to pieces with
Huntlnir an Owner.
Magistrate: "If you found that purse, as
you say. why didn't you try to find the
ownerr . ......
Prisoner: "I did. y r honor. I pulled out
that purse In a dozen different saloons to
pay for drink", hut no one claimed It."
New York Weekly.
EVERY WOMAS U Interested and ahouU
snow about the wonderful "PEERLESS"
Spray Syrtng Indoned by leidlnr phyilctana. Tit
favorite ot all wonwn wno have tried it- Firfest
Injection and snetlon. Capacity half pint. It
is the safest and moat convenient- It cleanses
Instantly and does Its work perfectly.
Compare our Hyrtnye and trice. Ask our drec
it for ths MiEEltLBMfrir h?canrt aupplr
you acctpt no olber. but nd dlrtet to 03 an
we will forward you one at once. seurtlr packed,
free from obMrrailon. on thirty days free trial.
Jrtei .CM; nd. 3 cents eatra for postaie. wlta
full directions for uslngvand valuabU hints ta
ladles. If ryih Is nt Hh ordr we pay lb
vo,Uxt--J:',Ji.na all ordr In confidence to
THE PEERLESS SUPPLY CO.,
72 4k. 74 Ela Street, ?leir York.
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