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THE 'REPUBLIC: S&TURDftY, M&BCH .7, 1903."
GROCER'S DREAM OF BURGLARS
FOLLOWED BY HIS MURDER.
HOW ALL WOMEN
MAY RIVAL VENUS
When the Grand Climacteric
Period of a Woman's Life
Takes Her Safely Into After-Life Free
From the Ailments and Dangers
Common to Ker Sex.
There's nothing so bad for a Cough
Mathew A. Carl Killed in Yard of His Home in Suburbs of East St.
Louis With Pistol in Hand He Was Crawling Through a Fence
When the Murderer Dealt Him Wows on the Buck of His
Head. Using a Metallic Instrument Carl's Weapon Ex
ploded, Evidently Defeating a Furpose of Bobbery
Lansdowne Citizens Will Organize a Vigi
Miss White Says the Manner of
Tutting on the Corset Is the
LIVING MODELS TO ILLUSTRATE.
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Change cf life, which usually comes on
between the age of fort- and fifty. Is to
thousands of nosier, a time of serious con
stitutional disturbances. The danger time
Is made known by Irregularities, stomach
derangements, headache, nervousness, pain
In back and hips, limbs and abJomcn fre-
MRS NELLIE TAYLOR.
Of Solon, Ohio, Who Ha Eeen Restored to
HcaTlh by Paine's Celery Compound.
quently swell, plles do their annovlng work,
there la vertigo, palrltatlon of the heart and
When any of these warning- sj mptoms are
experienced, the use of Paine's Celery Com
pound will do.wondeii for anxious and suf
fering women. Paine's Cclerv Compound
, used regularly for a fen weeks will build
jsitip nerve force and phjlcal strength, tone
f digestion, keep the kldncjs and liver In
working condition, will banish gloomy fears
and give sweet sleep. It has saved thou
sands of women from terrible sufferings and
death. Miss Annie Pasold of Do Witt. la .
tells how Paine's Celery Compound made
her mother well and strong: sho sajs:
"Jtv mother was taken very sick by ap
proaching chango of life and wasi confined
to her bed for seven weeks. We employed
the best doctor, but his efforts were of little
avail. Che could not keep an thing on her
ntomach. could nut sleep, and sho wasted
to a shadow. We procured a bottle of
Paine's Celery Compound for her. Its uso
gavo grand and wondrous results. She soon
slept well at right, got stronger and her ap
petite returned. She la now -well and strong
and does her work with pleasure. She
would not be wlthojt Paine's Celery Com
pound for any consideration."
Becommendationg of Committee on
Measures to Comply With El
kins Bill Adopted.
LABOR RATES PERMISSIBLE.
Excursion Agency Men May Be
Passed as Kailway Employes
.When Traveling With
Chicago, March C The result of the dis
cussion by tha passenger traffic managers
and general passenger agents of the West
ern railroad lines to-day resulted In but
slight changes being made In restricting
special and free transportation rates In or
der to comply with the niklns act.
The committee of Ave appointed on
Thursday submitted Its report and recom
mendations to the meeting, which were
Tha committee recommends that all party
traCc ba restricted to theatrical companies;
all ezourslon tariffs to be filed with Inter
state Commerce Commission: only lecnl de-
ductlons and equalized rates for Govern
ment troops ana militia: reduces rates for
railroad laborers when requested by qual
ified officials, and only by conference when
business la comnctitlv e.
Labor rates are permissible when legally
established and requirement as to filing of
tariffs Is observed.
Excursion agency employes, when trav
eling with organized special trains In nec
essary capacity, may be classed and passed
as railroad employes.
Steamship representatives may be classed
with transportation rail lines emplaies,
subject to the restrictions of the passenger
Tha discussion that followed brought out
tha fact that there was somo modification
necessary before Its adoption. Land agents
were put on the prohibited list. On the head
of "patiy tariffs" there was a oentlment
favorable to a. more liberal Interpretation
of the rule.
The matter of the free transportation of
officers and members of their families In
connection with the movement of United
States troops and State militia, was gone
Into and this added to tho report.
The Issuance of passes to politicians Is
not touched in tho draft of the resort of
Complete treatment, consisting of.
Cuticura Soap, to cleanse the skin
of crusts and scales, and soften the
ment, to instantly ,
allay itching, irrita
tion, and inflamma
tion, and soothe and
heal, and Cuticura
to cool and cleanse
the Blood. A Single
Set is often sufficient
to cure the most
' skin, scalp and blood
humours, eczemas, rashes, itchings, and
irritations, with loss of hair, from
infancy to age, when all else fails.
Sold througotit the world.
&j-p y v y1
Grocer was murJered In his yard In the suburbs of East St. Louis, evidently by a rob
ber, w hoso purpose w as defeated by the unintentional explosion of Carl's rev olver.
Mathew A. Carl, a grocer, and proprietor
of a waiting-room on the outskirts of East
St. Louis,, was fatall assaulted In the yard
in the rear of his home at mldnlgnt Thurs
day. He died from the effects of his In
juries at 7 a. m. yesterday.
The motive of the murderer was supposed
to have ben robbery, although It was dis
covered that Carl's valuables had not been
disturbed. The Inquest will be held by
Corqner McCracken this morning.
Residents of Lansdowne held several In
formal meetings jesterday and practically
decided on the organization of a 'vigilance
committee. The details may be perfected
Mr. Carl was IS vears old and with his
brothers was engaged In the real estate
and building business in Lansdow ne. a sub
urb of East St. Louis. He also conducted
tie grocery ana waiung-room at me junc
tion of the East St. Louis city cars and
tho Edwardsvllle line. He lived with his
brother, Chris CarL about a block frcm his
About two weeks ago burglars entered
Mr. Carl's store, and after thoroughly ran
sacking the place for money, escaped with
a lot of cigars. Since then Mr. Carl has
carried a revolver In his hand whn return
ing home after closing his store at mid
TJREAMED Or BURGLARS.
Wcdnesdav 'night Sir. Carl dreamed that
burglars had entered the yard in the rear
of his home, and that he and his brother
had had a fight with them. He told his
dream to his brother and sister-in-law- and
all laughed about It.
Thursday night the dream recurred to
him and he told Mike Meehan. a motorman,
about it, and also said that he feared that
he would be held up on his way to his
home Meehan volunteered to back his car
to the rear of the Carl home, which Is less
than a block from the station.
Carl jumped off the car there and carried
his revolver In his right hand. Meehan had
hardly gone fifty feet on his return trip
when ha was startled by the report of a
revolver. He turned on all the power of
the motor, and at the terminus he told sev
eral men about his fears that Carl had been
held up and Induced them to return with
him to the place.
Vben they got there they met Carl's
brother. Chris Carl, and other members of
tha family, who were stooping over the body
of Matthew Carl, who lay unconscious In
the yard. He was carried Into the house
the committee. This item was omitted on
account of tne conclusion that there passes
are principally, if not wholly, confined to
Tho recommendations of the committee
were adopted by the mass meeting. Th"re
is no agreement among the members of the
territorial associations that the rules as to
rates and other matters shall be adopted
by tho lines in those associations.
The effect of the delberaUons on the fu
ture practice of the roads extends to the
length which the moral force of a conclu
sion by their associates may have on the
passenger agents of the several lines.
GOULD SOT COMING WEST.
Railway Macnate XilU Not Make
Usual lnapectlon Tonr.
George J. Gould has indefinitely postponed
his lnpccUon trip over the Southwestern
and "Western Gould lines, which he gener
ally makes at this time of the year.
It Is expected that he will make the trip
within a few months, accompanied by A. C.
Bird, w ho Is soon to occupy the position of
tratlic manager of all the Gould fines.
It Is stated that the reason of the post
ponement is due tn the floods which pre
vail In the region tri ,ersed by the Missouri
Pacific and other Gould properties, pre
vent the usual careful inspection made by
Mr. Gould on these trios
It Is emphatlcall denied that Mr. Gould's
proposed trip to St. Louis was for tho pur
pose of investigating the Wabash strike
and other similar troubles on his Western
roads. It Is fold that Mr. Gould has from
the first deterred these matters to the offi
cials of the various systems, and has paid
no attention to the notifications which he,
has received from the railway organizations.
It Is generally believed in railroad circles
that the appointment of Bird as traffic man
ager of the Gould system, which has been
confirmed by Mr. Gould, is but a step
toward a more complete unification of the
Gould properties, as foretold In The Re
public Mr. Bird will supervise only through traf
fic, or trafflo between the sv stems, and
will not take charge of the local traffic on
His salary Is variously estimated at from
J10.O00 to J20.000, but railroad men scout at
tho idea of his receiving more.
President Kamsey of the Wabash, asked
when Mr. Bird would take charge, stated
that he did not know.
A railroad official. In speaking of Mr.
Bird's appointment, said: 'The traffic man
agement of the entire Gould systems would
be too big a Job for any man to hold down,
no matter how much he was paid.
"I believe that Bird Is as competent to
hold It down as any man in my acquaint
ance, but I do not believe that he can do It.
"In my opinion he will be put in charge cf
the Western and Southwestern Gould lines.
These lines are: The Missouri Pacific. Iron
Mountain. International and Great North
ern. Texas Pacific. Denver and Rio Grande.
Rio Grande Western, and possibly" the Cot
ton Belt, of which Edmund Gould Is the
"Of course, in refutation of my theory the
position which John C Stubbs holds can be
"It is true that he Is traffic manager of
the Hantaan group, in which are the
Southern Pacific, Union Pacific. Oregon
Short Line and Chicago, Burlington and
"StlU. I wIU stick to my theory unUl I
see an announcement to the contrary.
"The Gould lines In the Bast ureaant ccn
fllcUng traffic problems with those of the
West, and a tremendous amount of labor
would be required to manage elthr the
Eastern or Western system, much less both
of them together. It seems lmpo'ssible."
Want Federal Court Hearlasr.
I Chicago, March , The Chicago. Bock
and several doctors were summoned. He
was unconscious when found and remained
In that condition until he died.
If the object was robbery, the murderer
was thwarted, for Carls mane) was found
untouched In his trousers pockets.
BLOW FROM "FISH PLATE "
The stable and barn in the rear of the
house where Carl lived is within a few feet
of the street-car track. Betw een the house
and barn Is a picket fence, one of the
pickets of which Is out. Carl cairled the
revolver In front of him after getting oft the
car, and evidently lowered It while crawling
between the pickets of the fence, which Is
within fifteen feet of the rear door of his
The murdered evidently had been con
cealed In the stable, and from indications
he waited until Carl stooped to crawl
through the fence and then dealt Mm a
blow on tho back of the head with -orne
metallic instrument, thought to havo been
a. "fish plate," used in connecting railway
The first blow Is believed to have been
enough to kill the victim, and It Is
thought that the contraction of the muscles
of his hand exploded the revolver.
The bullet passed through one of the
pickets and cut a corner out of another. It
is believed, however, that, although Carl
was fatally Injured, he turned partially
around on his assailant. The latter then
dealt him a blow on his right hand whlsh
fractured tho bones in his nand and wrist,
and, not satisfied, struck him seven times
on the head. The murderer then deoarted
without searching Carl's clothing.
STRUCK SEVEN TIMES.
Doctors who were summoned found that
they could do nothing to save his life. In
the meantime the alarm, had been spread
and the residents of Lansdovvne were
aroused. Two policemen were called, and
after looking over the scene returned to
notify the department.
It was thought at tlrst that a piece of a.
wagon stake, which vv.ts found near where
Carl had fallen and was covered with blood,
had been used to Inflict the injuries, but this
theory was discarded for the one which
gave the murderer c. heavy piece of metal
as a weapon.
That the object of tha murder was rob
bery Is argued from the fact that the as
sault was committed In Carl's jard, where
he would not have suspected anything of
the soit, and that the discharge of his
weapon probably defeated the murderers
. rit(i. -anAtt Orahln rHA PfttTlr
Tianu una itiuiu i"" - "
Sn before Judge Neeley to-day on a motion
SHhe amenttry "evidence-in th,T,ult
Federal Court for them to decide the ques
Uon of jurisdiction. This will ba ions
kiusco-hock: isluvd conference.
Believed Deal 1 Adjusted, but An
nouncement Is Xot Made.
New York, March 6. No official announce
ment followed a three hours' conference
of Rock Island-Morgan-Frisco Interests this
afternoon to adjust the deal, w hlch is pend
ing for the transfer of the St. Lsuls and
San Francisco system to the Rock Island.
The fact that James Campbell left the ty
lmmedlately after the meeting for St. Louis
led to the belief in some quarters, that the
matter had been finally closed, but Tersons
who attended the conference, although ex
tremely reticent, said that nothing of pub
lic Interest developed.
Mr. Campbell had intended to leave New
York Thursday night, but W. B. Leeds,
president of the Rock Island, who had been
in the South, did not arrive i In the city on
schedule time, and Mr. Campbell's departure
was Dostponed for a dav. It was said at
Mr. Lesd'M office to-day that he had not
been there during tne oai.
It is believed tnat the delay In making
public announcement of the taking over of
Frisco by Rock Island is due to fear that
by so doing Rock Island would find Itself
In opposition to the pooling clause of the
Interstate Commerce iaw, and rather than
take chances of openly violating this law, it
is deemed wise to wait unUl a holding corn
par y Is organized to take over control of
both properties or a definite decision is
rmde in the Northern Securities case, al
though it was said In unusually well-informed
quarters to-day that if the deal was
not announced to-morrow it would surely
be announced early next week.
Southern Purchase Is Denied.
New Orleans. March . President Harvey
of the New Orleans and Northeastern Rail
road, denied to-day that his line, which is
part of tho Queen and Crescent system, had
been sold to the Southern.
Ad Valorem Railroad Tax.
Madison, Wis . March 6. In the Assem
bly to-day the bill providing for tho taxa
tion of railroad companies on the ad valo
rem basis, was flnallv passed by unanimous
vote, without a word of debate.
Tonr old friends, Alphonae and Gas
ton, sal the others will be Trlth ua
caln la to-morrow's great Sunday
Republic In colors.
Bialiemu Owen. Davis Killed.
St. Joseph, Mo., March 6. When Rock
Island freight train No. 92 came in from tha
West this forenoon it was discovered that
Head Brakeman Owen Davis was missing.
He was found near Pierce Junction, Kas..
beside the track, with his left leg crushed
off. He died twenty minutes after reaching
the city. LltUe la known of his relatives,
except that his parents are supposed to live
Actor smd Actress 'Wed.
St. Joseph, Mo , March l-SIr. William. O.
Cochran and Miss Marlon R. MacDonald.
members of the "Prisoner of Zeoda" Com
pany; war married her to-day.
Men Were Unwilling to Leave the
Dressmakers' Meeting at This
Foint, but Were Excluded
Secrets Leak Out.
New York. March 6 If jou,haven't the
figure of a Venus, make it. Stout or f-'i.
tall or hbort, each and even shape can
be made one of undulating beauty. And It
isn't mvely a matter of corsets It's aU
In knowing how to put the corsets on.
This was the text of the corset talk giv
en bj Ml-s White and Illustrated bv liv
ing model" at the Dressmakers' Convention
in Ma-onle Hall this afternoon The talk
did not begin promptly at half-past -o'clock.
a It took some time to clear the
hall of men. whom the management Insist
ed on evicting.
MALE VISITORS WERE
RELUCTANT TO DEPART.
The rtJuctance of thee visitors to depart
was explained bj the statement that they
wlihed to gain Information to impart to
Miss White, as"Ited by Miss Starbuck
and accompanied by her three model?, at 3
o clock took the center of thf stage "-lih
a gaiat of vice presidents of the associa
tion on the platform as a chorus Below
them, on the floor, hundreds of wn-nen
crowded and puhed to get as near tho
scene of illustration as possible.
"Ladie," said Miss Wnlt "I'm going to
tell sou this afternoon how to give jourself
and ever customer.a perfect, figure. Now,
don't say It can't be done. It can. I can
shape any form on earth. 'and so can you
It's no use for ou to fit gowns 'till jou
make our shape to fit them to. There's
the whole secret.
"First, jou can't do a thing with a woman
till jou teach her how to stand. She must
stand on the ball of her foot. When jour
customer comes to jou, study her figure
before jou give a thought to her gown "
Beckoning to one of her satellites. Miss
White said: "Let the exhibition proceed,"
when, tripping coquettishlj- from tho ante
room came an elderly female clad in a man
ner that not even Anthony Corns took could
take exceptions to. The lingerie was of the
sort approved bj' and worn by societj
beauties, but there the resemblance ended
The situation was becomlrg strained, when
two -rett- joung girls came forward and
saved the day for the cause.
"Now," said Miss White. "I am going to
show jou how to come right out of jour
self, and you won't know jou have a cor
set on. First stand on the balls of your feet:
and stiffen the knee.
AVOIRDUPOIS NO BAR
TO SLENDER FIGURES.
"Push open the chest," she continued
"draw- In the abdomen, and I don't care if
a woman weighs 200 pounds, I can make
her over into a slender, gjrllsh figure If
she follows mj advice; VJjfVl
"Coma to me," said she. "and If I can't
change your figure, then you are past re
demption." During this talk the three living models
were turned this way and that, like so
many manikins. The joung gtrrs did not
seem to mind, but the elderly member
blushed and looked shy. Evident embar
rassment attacked even the newspaper pho
tographers, and thej occasionally turned
their heads the other way.
Notwithstanding their blushes. Miss
W hlte ruthlessly proceeded.
"The secret of putting on a corset Is
having It loose and wide open up the back,"
she went on. "Another erj important point
Is to unlace it every night. In relacing It
keep it perfectlj- loose, as If It were fall
ing off the figure. This, jou see, allows
jour natural figure to come out of the cor
set. Fasten the second of the hooks first,
alwajs. Then proceed to fasten the top
hook. Unhook the lower and fasten from
the top down "
Turning confidentially to the audience,
Mis White remarked sotto voce: "We
would not have all these things on" mo
tioning to the knee lengths underskirt. "If
we did not have these photographers here.
But then there are no other men in tl-e
place," this soothingly for the benefit of
the elderly model who showed signs of
"Now that jou have jour corset laced
correctly," proceeded the oracle, "lift up
the abdomen. Now. take up tho slack and
draw It in at the waist line, like that. Put
jour hands on jour hips and bring the bodj
out. Tuck in this little cushion to fill in the
space between the bust and the coret. and
there jou are," and she 3urveed her work
with pardonable pride.
Dalntj- blue garters of the latest,approved
type adorned each corset, and the cushions
which Invariably accompanied the latter
were made of light blue silk and were per
fumed with violet sachet.
In conclusion Mias White assured her
hearers that the new straight front, and In
cldentallj' the make she presented, was
good for every human woman." and was
morever the secret of everj- woman's form.
As an additional Inducement to wear the
straight front, it was asserted that :i
woman could eat "two dinners and not feel
it." whereas formerly she could not eat
one comfortablv. .
Thus enlightened, the women vigorously
applauded, and vowed that It would not bo
their fault If there was a shapeless figure
ST. LOUIS "LIMITED"
WRECKED IN COLORADO.
IV. C. Knleht Anions; Those Injured la
Smash-Up at TJoone Station.
Pi-eblo, Colo . March C The St. Louis
limited train on the Missouri Pacific road
which left Pueblo at 1.30 p. m. was WTecked
at Boone Station, twenty miles east of here.
at 2 o'clock by running Into a string of
stock cars on the siding. The engine was
wrecked and a number of stocks cars were
The injured are:
Thomas Lasater, mall clerk, of Pueblo,
leg sprained and foot bruised.
J. T. Vernon, chef on dining car, arm
sprained and Internal injuries.
G. J. Ruhaport. news agent, of Kansas
City, arm sprained.
W. C. Knight, passenger, of St. Louis, hip
bruised and finger cut.
If yoa want a good position, advertise In
the "Situations Wanted" columns of The
Excess Ba-are Bill.
Jefferson City, Mo. March 6. By quick
work in the House to-night the bill regu
lating excess-baggage rates was passed
without a single vote In opposiUon, 93 af
firmatives being cast.
lieutenant Governor Lee in the Senate
and Speaker Whltecotton In the House both.
helped the traveling men to get this bill
through. When Newlan Conkllng called up
the bill to-ntght no argument was needde
to pots It
TE want everybody who has a cold to use
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Sixty years of
experience with it tell us there is nothing
equal to it for coughs, colds in the chest,
asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, whooping
cough, hoarseness, croup, consumption, and
all diseases of the throat and lungs.
The oldest, safest, surest, and best cough
remedy in the whole world.
25c, 50c, $1.00. AU druggists.
There's nothing so good for a Cough
as Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
BETTER TRAFFIC CONDITIONS
HELP THE COUNTRY'S TRADE.
Dun's Keport Says Jobbers and
Wholesalers Are Busy, AVhile
Spring Retail Business
Xew York, March 6 R. G Pun's "Weekly
KeUen of Trade to morrow will say:
Further Improemit In the movement, Df
frelKht and furf makes the general tltualloa mor
faorubIe. although shipper are atlll cOMtantly
complaining and plr Iron furnace are not able
to run steadily.
Nummrtw labor strugjclea also Interrupt man
ufacturing, jet mills and shopa are producing
freel as a rule
Jobbers and wholeealera are busy, while aprlng
retall trade has opened VfcO well In manj lines,
no tab! j wtarlnc apparel.
Permits for building operations show large
Calna over last sear's figures. gtWnr additional
strength to lumber and other material
frlces uf commodities scarcely altered In the
aggregate during fbrurj. Dun's tnoex number
beins 1D1U67 on iLtruh l, Mffainst luwzt) a month
previous. Foreijru trade continue ry biav).
Conditions In the iron and steel lnaustr need
no otner elucidation than the plan announced by
tho Lnlted Mat Steel corporation. The 'act
Yveek has brought out a large uuantltj of nen
orders, as U customary at tnls season, mong
the leadlnjr feature were liberal purchases or
plpee tube, agricultural Implements, structural
shapes and railway equipment.
A heay tonnage of steel rails wa placed, par
tlcularl) for trolley lln Quotations re Una
In all departments of this lnoustrj. and in sev
eral In nunc j the week has brought a higher
let el Tin plates were advanced )i a ton. Bil
lets, bars ana pig Iron ate stiu In great demand,
and further Imports. have been arranged. Tma
Luslness would be atlll heavier but for thv
strength ct foreign markets
Splnnen are growing ery conservative In re
gard to .accepting contracts tailing for distant
uellverles of cotton good?, owing tu the extreme
uncertainty aa to what the raw material will
tost Kven on present stocks there Is an upward
tendency In quotations While new business at
first hands Is onlj fair, there In much activity
lr Jobbing line Kxport trade Is slow Print
clottis are higher. Fine cotton fabrics for the
iprlng of lnH are opened, although only a lim
ited business has been done.
Dealings are ttiiall In woolens and worsteds,
but mills are fully occupied. The spring cloth
ing trade Is satisfactory, especially in staple
lnefl New lines of lancv worsted goods have
not soil freel). and opening prices are main
tained with difficulty. 4. firmer tone Is reported
In the dress goods division
Footwear hai Kt nothing In strength, but
somewhat In activity, as buyem are placing or
ders cauttouslv. A large volume ot contracts
could W taken at old prices
allures this weeK numbered V9 In the United
Mates, against K-1last1ear. and It la Canada,
compared with 1? a" qjaf ago.
Conversations with a Chorus Girl,
Ttltli picture, will begin In The Son
day Republic to-morrow. You will
find them on the dramatic page.
EQUIPPING WILD WEST SHOW
GIVES EMPLOYMENT TO MANY.
Season A 111 Be Uprned at Handlan'a
1'nrk. lor Hun of One
The equipping of the Luella Fbrepaugh
Flsh Wild West Shows on Prairie avenue
east of Broadway Is giving empIomnt to
hundreds of men. The work of overhaul
ing and repairing the companj's properties
Is being done In large buildings which hae
been used as the winter quarters.
Known to but few persons besides the
workmen, the work has been In progres
for almost two months. Emplojment is
gUen to carbjlldcrs. painters, carpenters,
blacksmiths, Jiarnessmakers, decorators
Artisans in an ltnes will be kept at the Job
until everything Is ready for the openlne
Man thousand dollars have been spent In
wages, and no competent laborer lias been
turned away who showed willingness to
work. AU material used will b purchased
In this cits- Grain and haj for the 3X1
horses and buffaloes now in training are
among the largest items.
The show Is 10 hae its Initial production
for 1903 at Handlan's Park on April 18 Two
performances a day will be j?len until
The Wild West Show will fill dates In all
the leading cities ot the country during the
summer. It .Is better equipped than ever,
and the managers expect that before tre
end, of the season the sho'w will be recog
nized as the typical exhibition of America.
No expense has been spared In securing
the best of talent and all nationalities
which are gifted In spetacular exhibitions
of shooting, riding and performing danger
ous feats are represented in the company.
The dangers and hardships of the early
Western settler will be accurately dls
pla ed. '
OHIO RIVER 18 STll.t, RISIG.
Situation at Metropolis, III., Become
Metropolis. 111. March .After. a heavy
rainfall here last night and to-day the
flood situation is becoming alarming. The
Ohio is rising rapidly and Js now some thijee
feet above the danger llneLower portions
of the city are overflowed and a few more1
feet rise will necessitate closing down sev
J. C. AYER
KratMreet's Savs That Transac
tion for This Season Aie Al
ready Ahead of Last
Xew York:. March 6 Bradstreefs to-morrow
will ba :
Business Is ahrad of lat v'ar ami &MU expand.
Int. This is lndlratrd bj the gf-nerihy gol re
ports received from Kdatern anil Western trad
centers anal Is connrmed bv the largest un record
February txuik clearings and alropl enonnoua
btom rallwa earnings returns
bouthem trade and crop preparations are dulled
gt retarded b hea raliu and rising rlwre.
but It Is to be noted that, despite this Influent e
receipts of cottun are neavler than a ear afca
and nad some lnnuence In brtnslcc; about a re
action In cotton prlcrs this week
Special actt.tj Is nottd bj Jobbers in all lines
of wearing appHrel. drj jcuocs ilothlnfr. shots.
nillllnen. hats and cap, and retail trade In
these lines Is alo expanding;
Active p-eparatlons for a heavy i"on i build
ing are Indicated bj a large demand for lumber,
light and heavj hardware, paints and gUss.
rhere Is alto a stronger tone to Iron and steeL
Flnlshed product, arv in Increased dmand. and
as a result of Inqulo. cruder forms, both of do
mestic and foreign manufacture, aro tinner In
The strength of the raw product throughout
mot ot the week exercised an Irfluenwe on cotton
?oods. whkh reaehed the hlgfest prKu In ear.
urther advances being noted In bleached cot
tons with a flrrner tendencj In i rlnt cloths The
Jobbing trade the countrj ov er appears to be
enjoying an excptlonall active business in do
' Wool Is dull and firm, the partial lifting of the
Agricultural Department embargo allowing freer
deliveries of wools to manufacturers In .(
Enrland Woolen goods maehtner Is actively
emulojed. mills that have finished spring orders
immediately taking up heavj-welght wor
In Iron and steel demand Is lmproIng and
prices are tardenlne- A large buslne-s has been
done In rails structural plates sheets, wire and
tin plates. It Is to be noted that the advance or
last week In wire has not dl-couraged demand
Structural material Is very active Foreign
Iron and steel are notablj tinner In price Ger
man Interests sero to have deposed of their
surplus, prices abroad are nr-ner and a much
larger business could be done If prices were a lit
tle lower Imports for J&nuar aro fully six
times as large as In the same month a vear ago.
and for the seven months they aJread) aggregate
ov er 1 000 NO tons.
Business failures In the United States for the
week ending with March I number 171. against
11. last week. I0 In the like week of 10. ITJ
In 1WU 8 In liwtt and 1S In 18S3
Wheat Including flour, exp-irt-s for the week
ending March 5 aggregate 3 491 !6 bu . against
S6CSJT last week. 4.OS0.SM In thl" week a ear
ago and Oah 101 W heat exports lnce Ju
l 1 agltregate 1U 2S4 l!l bu.. against 1M :o" v43
last season, and 1J3 S3. (SO In 1J Corn exports
aggregate 3.S17 CC9 bu . against Z.:3.&9 last week.
&.40S a j ear ago and 3 SCJ.1JT In 1JL For the
fl'cal vear exports are 34 SS7.191 bu against 13.
471 SS last season and lK.73i.4Sl In 1WI-
To Insure proper classification, advertise
ments for The Sundav Republic should be
sent In not later than 9 15 p ,m.
SAY WAGE CLAIMS COME FIRST.
Employes of Stock Farm File Dc
murrer in Arnold Case.
Sterling P. Hon J, attorney for emplojes
of the Arnold Stock Farm In Bond Coun
tv, Illinois, jesterday filed a demurrer to
the petition In bankruptcy filed against U
J. Arnold & Co . by creditors, who are rep
resented b Attornevs Sale & Sale. The
demurrer .sets .forth, among other things,
that.the emplojesThave claims against Ar
nold for services and that these claims are
paramount to those alleged bv creditors
who were slmpt partners In a gambling
Attornejs Sale & Sale, representing the
creditors In the bankxuptc proceedings, de
clare that the emplove of the stock farm
are In contempt of court In refusing to
turn over to Receiver Swartz all the prop
erty of the farm. Some nt this property
was attached, they claim, by the emploes
after the bankruptcy petition was filed.
The demurrer was filed In the United
Statr District Court and will be passed up
on by Judge Adam' when tne bankruptcy
proceedings come up March IS.
Your old friends, Alphonae and Gas
ton, and the others itIII be Trlth ns
acraln In tn-morrowa great Snnday
Krpnbllo In colors.
Cochran In III Health.
REPUBLIC bPECI AL.
St. Joseph. Mo . March . Congrssman
Cochran has returned from Washington.
His health has been considerably Impaired
during the session Just closed and ho will
go to Hot Springs. Ark , in a week or two.
where he will spend the greater part of his
vacation. He refused to discuss his race
for the gubernatorial nomination.
FOR ASTHMA, Try
" DR. BELL'S
25c, 50c and $1 BOTTLES.
CO., Lowell, Mali.
RYAN MAY PAY LESS
THAN 25 PER GENT
U. S. Marslial Withdraws $190-.
017.i." From Commonwealth ami.
Missouri Trust Companies.
AMOUNT. IS BELOW ESTIMATE.
Creditor (ifither at Turf TnrpS
ment Office Which Is Closed.Fed-.
era I Official Taking Charge
to JIake Settlement.
United States Marshal Morsey yesterday
took formal possession ot the office of tha
John J. Kjan Investment Company In tha
Drummond building. Fourth and Locust
6treets. He also took possession of tha
cash assets of the company, amounting; to
JlStl 617 03.
Of this amount J99 H9 90 wa. In the vault
of the Commonwealth Tru-t Company, and!
t90.C67.15 in the Missouri Trust Company;
The entire sum was deposited with tha
Mississippi Vallev Trust Company, and
check drawn In favor of Mr. Morsev.
O. Deppler, manager of the Ryan concern,
was in charge of the office when Marshal
Morsey called jesterday morning. Then
were severil emplojes present, and the of
fice was thronged with creditors of the con
cern. rrUn of whom, having read In Tha
Republic of the proposition to compromises
the claims or ai per cent cash basla. werej
anxious to turn in their certificates and re
ceive their money
Charles T. Xoland, representing Ryan, and
Attorney btern. representing several credi
tors were present when Mr. Morsey read
to Mr. Depoler the formal order of Judca
Adams Instruclng the Marshal to take
charge of the company's cash assets. Mr.
Deppler acknowledged service and told Mr.
Morse) he was ready to retire at any mo
ment. CREDrrORS PRESKNT.
Marshal Morsey then lock formal charts
of the office and it contents. There waa
nothing In the office but the furniture and
the safe, which contains the books of tha
The Marshal will accept the tender mada
by Mr. Deppler ot the service of the clerks
In the office in going over the books to set
tle up the accounts ot depositors, to expe
dite the work. ;
The Marshal addressed the depositors as
sembled. Informing them that as) fast as
checks could be made out they would ba
mailed to them In settlement at their claims
on a cash basis, and the final settlement
would be made in court later on. of which.
due notice would be given. They departed,
The Marshal then posted a sign en tha
door, announcing that the office was lm
charge of the Marshal, and referring alt
callers (o his office in the Federal bulldlruj
The amount of money In the pcsaesslOBi
of the Marshal falls somewhat below tha
estimate made by the attorneys In court
MOXET IS SHORT.
'When Rvan first made his proposition to
pay 25 per cent cash, he said that he had
about J130 0UO. which he believed would ba
sufficient to meet the obligations of the con,
cern on a S per tent basis.
It Is said now that there are claims aggre
gatlng nearly $1000 009. due about 8.000 de
positors. If this be true thf money now
in the Marshal's custody will not pay mora
than 3 per cent, and probably lens.
Unless Rvan produces additional funds or
the estimate of oustrandlna- claims Is much
less than J1.0X000. Ryan mar not be able
to carry out his agreement of, a 25 per cent
B j an'.s attrnej a declare that there Is suf
ficlent mone In the Marshal's hands to pas'
off all creditors on a S per cent basis.
Wire Cbarsres Craelty.
Rebecca Isabelle Lynds began suit for dl-
orce In the Circuit Court yesterday against
Edward M. I.vnds. charging drunkenness
and cruel treatment. They were married
Xov ember 4. 1SS9. and separated last Tuts
day. They have four children.
Sickness Everywhere Except
Where Orangeine Is promptly applied, for
colds, headache, chills and feverish cecals
Mrs. Doller Seeka Divorce.
Martha Doller sued Joseph T. Doller for
divorce In the Circuit Court yesterday '"
charging Indignities and that he borrowed -
money from her friends They were married '-,
August 3 last. They separated January ZX. 7
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