TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 6, 1900:
"Wedding of Miss Mary Moon and
Edward Y. Hill.
Small Number of Guests Wit
ness the Ceremony.
Ceremony Performed by Dr. Mc
Farland Tuesday Afternoon.
Items of Social and Personal
Miss Mary Moon, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John K. Moon, and Mr. Bdward
Yates Hill of Logansport, Ind., were
married at noon today at the residence
f f the bride's parents. The wedding was
email as only the relatives and a few
i.f the most intimate friends were pres
ent, but it was one of the prettiest
events of the kind seen in Topeka for
As Steinberg's orchestra, stationed in
the library played Mendelssohn's wed,
dins march, the bridal party entered;
Miss I.ulu Stevens, the bride's attend
ant preceded Miss Moon and Mr. Hill,
and they were met in the parlor by Dr.
John tiordon who performed the imres
Hive ring ceremony, the orchestra play
ing softly meanwhile.
The bridal party stood in the parlor
tinder a canopy of white, draped with
trailin:; vims of smilax and the chande
liers were also wound with smilax. The
rooms were all tastefully decorated; the
parlor was beautiful in reen and white.
t he walls, almost to ino cenms tie
bank.-,l with palms, while the mantel
was hidden from view with several va
rieties of ferns. Hetween the folding
doors was a network of brilliant green
foliage, dotted with dainty white blos
soms. Howls and vases of white roses
were used in the parlor, while quantities
of daisies were in evidence in the other
The bride was charming in a gown of
filmy w hite crepe de chine, made with a
Plight train, the misty white veil, fas
tened with a point lace butterfly, ex
tend, -d to the hem. The bodice had a
bolero of exquisite duchess lace and she
carried Hiies of the valley.
Miss Stevens wore a becoming cos
tume of pale blue mercerized organdy;
a huffy fichu of liberty silk of the same
shade, finished with accordion pleted
frills, fell to the bottom of the gown in
front. She carried an armful of Cath
erine Mermot roses.
There were about forty guests present
and immediately following the cere
mony a wedding breakfast in live
courses was served on small daintily
arranged tables through the rooms. On
each table was a pretty center piece of
roses, while a rose was laid at each
Among the out of town guests present
were Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Shryock of
Kansas City, Mrs. Thomas Chapman
and Mrs. Cisney of Warsaw, Ind.. Mr.
and Mts. Charles Haines of Sabetha,
Misses Marne and Kthel Haines of Sa
betha ami Miss Lulu Stevens of Hia
watha. Mr. and Mrs. Hill left on the after
noon train for Logansport. where they
will be at home to their friends after
July 1. The bride's going away gown
was a mode colored, tailor made cos
tume, with a dainty little Paris hat,
trimmed with berries and foliage to
Miss Moon was one of Topeka's pret
tiest and most charming society girls,
and was generally beloved by a large
circle of friends who greatly regret her
departure from the city. Mr. Hill is the
pastor of the First Presbyterian church
At ten minutes until four Tuesday af
ternoon. Miss Mabel V.Cafferty. daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Cafierty, and
Mr. Charles F. Thomas, were united
in marriage at the home of the bride's
parents at 61:1 Monroe street. The cer
emony was performed by Hev .J. T. Mc
Farland of the First Methodist church.
The attendants were Miss May (Jold
thwaite of Leavenworth, and Mr. John
Thomas, brother of the groom, while
Miss Kate Cafferty of St. Mary's Acad
emy acted as flower girl. The house
was transformed into a perfect flower
garden with palms, ferns, roses, carna
tions, daisies and various other blos
soms of the season. In' the corner of
the parlor where the bridal party stood,
palms were banked to the ceiling, w hile
white roses extended half way up; over
the heads of the bridal couple was a
basket of luxuriant ferns. The chande
liers were also wound with white roses.
The Xiridal Chorus from Lohengrin
was played by Miss Mary Mead. The
flower girl entered first carrying the
ring in a basket of flowers, following
her was the maid of honor who pre
coded the bride, attended by her father.
They were met in the parlor by Dr.
McFarland, the groom and his attend
ant. The bride wore a becoming costume of
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you more satisfaction than
you have ever felt before.
If you want to get the full
worth of your money, you
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white silk mull over white taffeta, and
trimmed with point lace. A crescent or
pearls and a diamond sunburst, gifts of
the groom, constituted her ornaments.
She carried bride roses tied with broad
white satin ribbon.
Miss Goldthwaite's gown was of pale
blue silk trimmed with point lace, the
circular flounce on the bodice being a
gift from the-bride. She wore pale blue
gloves and shoes and carried pink
roses, tied with pale blue ribbons.
Miss Mabel Cafferty wore pale pink
silk mull, with yoke and collar of point
lace, and a dog collar of pearls, and
carried pink roses.
Mrs. Cafferty was gowned in laven
der silk with cascades of point lace and
After the ceremony refreshments were
served through the rooms and punch
was served in the hall during the after
noon. There were about seventy-five
Mrs. George W. Bailey gave a bridal
dinner in the evening at her home on
Jackson street, after which Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas went at once to their
home at 12o4 Tyler street, which was
ready furnished for them. As they
walked to the carriage their path was
strewn with roses.
In about three weeks thev will leavo
for an extended trip through Colorado,
YV yoming and other western states, and
will be at home after September 1.
Felicity Club Entertained.
The members of the Felicity club and
two guest tables were entertained very
pleasantly Tuesday afternoon by Mrs.
C D. Keed. This was a complimentary
meeting and the last one of the sea
son. The prize, a pretty bunch of car
nations, was won by Mrs, Frank Crane.
Besides the club members the guests
were: Mrs. Avery Turner of Chicago,
Mrs. A. W. Parks, Mrs. W. T. Crosby
Mrs. E. H. Crosby, Mrs. A. A. Godard,
Mrs. B. T. Lewis of the City of Mexico,
Mrs. George W. Crane, Mrs. Ay. A. Mor
ton, Mrs. Margaret AViggin, Mrs. A. J.
AVolcott, Mrs. George Port Ashton. At
the close of the games a dainty
luncheon was served on the card tables.
A Pleasant Dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Robinson enter
tained at dinner Tuesday evening, complimentary-
to Mr. S. C. Sutton, who
left today for Los Angeles. The dinner
was served at nine o'clock, and covers
were laid for ten. The guests were all
intimate friends of Mr. Sutton. The
table decorations were of carnations
and each guest was given carnations.
Following the dinner a short musical
programme was given by Miss Pearlade
Prescott. Mr. Henry Beerman and Mr.
Miss Etta Hannigan and Mr. Frank
A. Fleisch were married at 6 o'clock
this morning at the Church of the
Assumption. The ceremony was per
formed by Father Harrigan, after
which a wedding breakfast was served
at the home of the bride's parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Fleisch left at 7:30 for St.
Joseph, where they will make their
future home. Mr. Fleisch is at present
city freight solicitor for the Rock Island
at that point.
Miss Kirk's Card Party.
Miss Nellie Kirk was the hostess at
a charming card party Tuesday after
noon at her home on Monroe street.
Progressive high Ave was the game of
the afternoon, and the first prize, one
of the late books, was won by Miss
Ktta Keck, while the consolation prize,
a fancy hat pin, was awarded to Mrs.
Soil of Barnes, Kas.
A dainty two-course luncheon was
stived on the card tables at the close
of the games. Mrs. Kirk was assisted
by Mrs. W. J. Lewis and Mrs. AV. M.
Si;y ler. The guests were admitted by
little Minnie Chamberlain. A punch
bowl was idaced in the bow window
for the refreshments of the guests. The
rooms were prettily decorated with i
roses, daisies, palms and ferns. Several
beautiful hand-painted jardinieres
filled with roses were placed on small
tables in the different rooms.
The guests invited for the afternoon
were: Miss Ktta Beck, Miss AY'innifred
Prescott, Miss Amy Overmyer, Miss
Lena McCray. Miss Nannie Veale, Miss
Anna Beck, Miss . Lizzie Gavilt, Miss
Pearl Burdge, Miss Agnes, Burdge,
Miss Geneva Giles, Miss Ella Miller.
Miss Ella Kamsey, Miss Octavia Green
wood, Miss Heloise Green, Miss Jessie
King. Miss Sadie Shull. Miss Vinnie
Felt. Miss Hattie Felt of Barnes, Kas.,
Miss Estelle Leon of Kansas City, Miss
Fannie Funk, Miss Belle Fletcher, Mrs.
Albert Parker, Mrs. J. P. Rodgers. Mrs.
George AV. A'eale, Mrs. D. O. McCray,
Mrs. AV. S. Kale. Mrs. Charles May
berry cf New York city, Mrs. John
Heber, Mrs. A. A. Hayes, Mrs. C. J.
Rosen, Mrs. R. Dietrich, and Mrs. Solt
of Barnes, Kas.
An Informal Reception.
Mr. and Mrs. AV. H. AVhitton gave an
informal reception Tuesday evening at
their home on AVest Tenth avenue, com
plimentary to Mrs. Whitton's father. Dr.
S. B. Alderson of Washington Court
House, Ohio. The rooms were decorated
with roses and sweet peas and refresh
I ments of cream and cakes were served
I WHEN FRANCE'S
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Frenchmen love display, and no opportunity is lost for adding roval gorcrecustiess to' the acts of their Republican ruler. When M. Loubet visits the
Exposition it is in a barge elaborately decorated and he parses through glittering ranks of the suldiers of France as he disembarks.
In the dining room. Punch was also
served during the evening. No invita
tions were issued, and the affair though
informal was delightful and about a
hundred guests called.
Notes and Personal Mention.
Miss Katherine Allen is the guest of
Miss Blanch Bear for a few days; Fri
day she will return to her home in Fre
donia. Mrs. G. G. Gage left today for an ex
tended visit in Michigan and New York.
Mrs. Marshalt AVarren of Emporia is
in the city, the guest of Mrs. Frank
Mis3 Ray Martin will leave Thursday
for a two months' visit in Omaha and
other points in Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Deisher have is
sued invitations for the marriage of
their daughter, Sara, and Mr. James B.
Doncyson which wil ltake place Wed
nesday evening, June 20, at the English
Miss Mabel Diggs has returned from a
six weeks' stay in AA'ashington, D. C.
While away she made a specialty of the
art galleries in Washington, Cincinnati,
St. Louis and a number of other cities.
Miss Daisy Lakin who is visiting in
Atchison was the guest of honor at a
"golf tea" at Forest park Tuesday even
ing. Mrs. AV. E. McVey and children have
returned from a five weeks visit in Mis
souri and Arkansas.
A farewell reception will be given Dr.
and Mrs. John Gordon and Miss Dusen
bury, which will also be a welcome to.
Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Countermine and Dr.
S. B. Alderson at the First Presbyter
ian church Thursday evening.
Mrs. Will Farnsworth and little
daughter Wilma of the City of Mexico,
and Mrs. James Farnsworth. and son,
Hiram of Ogden, Utah, are spending the
week with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Farns
worth at 2200 West Tenth avenue.
Miss Jennie Price has returned to her
home in Atchison after a two weeks'
visit in Topeka.
Mrs. O. O. Brown returned to her
home in Wichita Tuesday after a short
visit in Topeka with her daughter, Mrs.
T. P. Cully.
Mrs. W. F. Parker.Mrs. Frank Cope,
Mrs. J. L. Constant, Mrs. Seymore and
Mrs. Gibbons went to Kansas City this
morning to attend a missionary conven
tion. Mrs. William Elliott of 1213 Tyler
street left Tuesday for Pennsylvania to
spend the summer with relatives.
Mrs. L. H. Harding of Colorado
Springs arrived Friday to visit her sis
ter, Mrs. Charles Kitchell at 1335 Tyler
Mrs. R. C. Scott left Tuesday for an
extended visit in the east.
Mrs. H. C. Rushmore and daughter,
Katie, left Friday for Onega to attend
the seventieth birthday anniversary of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Lendon.
Mrs. Dawson of Holton, a niece of
Mrs. G. H. Rushmore is in the city at
tending the reunion of the family of
Samuel Rushmore on AA'est Eighth ave
nue. PHILIPPINE DEATHS.
Long List of Casualties Sent in by
General .Mac Arthur.
Washington, June 6. The following list
of casualties in the Philippines was re
ceived at the war department today from
Deaths: Dysentery, May 25, company B.
Thirty-ninth infantry, Charles H. Peter
son: company A Thirtieth infantry. Frank
E. Spears; company K, Eighteenth infan
try, Corporal Frank Kessler: May 27th,
company K, Twenty-sixth infantry. Ser
geant Earl H. Peck; May 2Mh. hospital
corps. Joseph A Sheahon; May 31, Bat
tery C. Sixth artillery, First Sergeant
Typhoid fever May 26th, company G.
Thirty-ninth infantry, Laure Gowlng;
May 27, company A. Thirty-fifth infantry,
Frank Obonovan: May company B,
S'.Hh infantry. Arthur N. James, May 30th,
company D, Thirty-ninth infantry,
Malarial fever May 16. company E.
Forty-sixth infantry. George St. Clair:
May 27, Troop A, Third cavalry, Joseph
Harris: May 30. company B. Thirty-seventh.
Infantry. Basil Owen: May 31, troop
X. Eleventh cavalry, John Moore.
Colitis May 18, company K, Eighteenth
infantry, William Crispen: May y. com
pany A, Thirtieth infantry, James G.
A-'ariola. May 2. company M, Forty
sixth infantry" Edwin Marsh.
Drowned May 13, company M, Forty
third volunteer infantry, Sergeant Ora
May 2Sth. company B, Twen-'ty-seventh
infantry, Stewart King.
Heat exhaustion May 28, company E.
Thirty-fifth infantry. David Davis.
Died from wounds received in action
April 20. company H. Forty-third infantry,
Sergeant William J. Nallsprue: May 29,
company H, Eighteenth infantry, Ota L.
Alcoholism May 13th, troop K, Eleventh
cavalrv. John Kelly.
Carbunculosis of face. Thirty-fourth in
fantry. First Lieutenant and Assistant
Surgeon Raphael Edmonson.
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS,
PUEBLO AND RETURN, $24,
Via the Santa Fe.
Tickets on sale June 1st; stopover al
lowed at Colorado common points.
PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN STATE AT
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CHINESE WIS A POINT
In Their Contest With Frisco Board
San Francisco, June 6. Dr. O'Brien of
the board of health, reports that no new
cases of plague have been reported
within the past 24 hours. The removal
of Chinese from the quarantined dis
tricts to Mission Rock will not be un
dertaken until the injunction proceed
ings now pending in the United States
coutr have been decided.
Judge Morrow of the United States
circuit court, on the complaint made in.
the name of the Jew io, has granted an
order temporarily restraining the board
or health and chief ot police from pro
hibiting the surgeons employed by the
Chinese to care for their sick and to ex
amine their dead entering the quaran
tine lines. The health board was also
ordered to appear in court on Thursday
with its witnesses, to show cause why it
should not be permanently enjoined
from interfering with the physicians
employed by the Chinese.
The board must also show cause for
the denial of the application of the
Chinese for an order commanding them
either to provide for the sustenance of
those imprisoned by the quarantine or
to grant the quarantined their liberty.
SANTA FE ON TOP.
Chairman "Walker and President
Ripley Declare Prosperity
New York, June 6. After the ad
journment of the Santa Fe directors'
meeting Tuesday, Chairman Aldace F.
Walker and President E. P. Ripley
spoke encouragingly of the Atchison's
prospects for maintaining its present
level of earnings. They said:
"It is now assured that Kansas will
raise a splendid wheat crop this year.
It is estimated variously between 85
million and 95 million bushels. At any
rate it will be the largest since 1S92.
Nothing now can affect its quantity, al
though its quality may be injured.
With these prospects we could afford
to lose considerable of the merchandise
traffic and earnings would not be ma
terially affected. As a matter of fact,
the heavy increases in Atchison earn
ings this year have been made with
a short wheat crop in Kansas and a
short cotton crop, two classes of freight
.which many people think the Atchison
is mainly dependent upon."
Replying to a question as to how
far the company had availed itself of
the provisions of the reorganization
plan for the issue of bonds for improve
ments, it was said:
"The company has earned about $12,
000,000 improvement bonds, and the
amount issued has been only about $8.
000,000. AVe have spent as much out of
current earnings for improvements as
from the proceeds of bonds."
Working For th8 St. Louis Fair.
Washington, June 6. Former Gover
nor Francis of Missouri, headed a dele
gation of citizens of St. Louis who call
ed at the White House Tuesday after
noon and conferred with the president
in regard to the issue, through the state
department at the earliest moment, pos
sible of invitations to foreign govern
ments to take part in the exposition to
be held at St. Louis in 1903 in celebrat
tion of the Louisiana purchase.
Rev. Henry Moeller a Bishop.
Washington, June 6. It was officially
announced today at the papal legation
that Rev. Henry Moeller, chancellor
and secretary of the archdiocese of Cin
cinnati has been appointed bishop of the
see of Columbus, Ohio. The brief ap
pointing Bishop Jfoeller was received
from Rome by Mgr. Martinelli, the pa
pal delegate, on May 21, while at Port
land, Oregon, and was at once forward
ed to him.
"Pleasant Ways For Summer Days."
Is the title of the Grand Trunk rail
way system's new summer tourist
folder, which together with other de
scriptive literature can be had on ' ap
plication to J. H. Burgis, city passenger?
and ticket agent, 249 Clark street, cor
ner Jackson boulevard, Chicago.
This Week 25 Cents.
Line of 50 and 75 cent books. Ben
nett's book store, 730 Kansas avenue.
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS
PUEBLO AND RETURN, $24,
Via the Santa Fe.
Tickets on sale June 1st; stopover al
lowed at Colorado common points.
Discussed by Superintendent of Phil
Chicago, June 6. Dr. Fred W. Atkin
son, recently appointed superintendent of
public Instruction in the Philippines, la
in Chicago. He was principal of the high
schools of Springfield. Ohio, for several
years and was appointed to his present
post on the recommendation of the presi
dent of Harvard university. The new
Philippine commission will be in direct
control of his movements, but owing to
his recognized ability in the education
field, he will be given all the latitude pos
sible in order to bring about the reform
sought by the administration.
"The education problem in the Phillp-
F lines," said Dr.'Atkinson at the Auditor
um last night, "is most complex. I
would not care to outline a plan until I
have arrived on the ground and studied
the situation. So far as I have been able
to learn the people of the Islands are
apt and eager to learn, but I am con
vinced that some special course of study
will have to be introduced. From advices
which 1 have received from Manila, I
learn that Father McKinnon, a former
chaplain in the United States army, has
established several schools and $40,000 has
been spent in the purchase of text books.
As nearly as I can learn. 5.000 Filipino
children are attending schools in Manila
alone. I believe that our- policy should be
aggressive and at the same time concilia
tory and In all probability we shall be
obliged to devise special educational
courses to meet the conditions existing in
the islands. American historv must be
interwoven with the history of the Phil
ippines so that the natives may have a
clear understanding of the objects of our
government in those islands."
Dr. Atkinson will leave for San Fran
cisco today and expects to remain in the
Philippines for several weeks at least.
Items Intended for this column should
be left with the Kimball Printing com
pany. S35 Kansas avenue.
Mrs. Henry Grout, of Las Vegas, Is
visiting friends in Topeka.
The K. K. K. girls enjoyed a picnic
today at Dolman's grove, north of
Blue Post No. 250 will meet hereafter
in the A. O. U. W. hall, 831 Kansas
Mrs. Westwood, of Scranton, is vis
iting her granddaughter, Mrs. John
Spear, of Central avenue.
Miss Blanche Lytle is the guest of
Miss Lucretia Kemp at her home sev
eral miles north of town.
Mrs. Vogel and children, of 815
Quincy street, left on Monday for Fort
Scott to visit Mrs. Vogel's mother.
Miss Bertha Heilflnger, of Rock
Creek, is being entertained by Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Berry, of 1211 Jackson street.
At a meeting last evening of the
Presbyterian session, it was decided
to have no Sunday evening service at
the church during the heated term.
Mrs. E. P. Baker, of 1113 Jackson
street, left today for Canon City.
Colo., where she will make an extended
visit to her daughter, Mrs. Charles
Miss Mary Meredith will return to
her home in Horton tomorrow after
a two weeks' visit to her cousins, the
Misses dinger, of Topeka avenue.
Mist Ada Sells will leave the first of
next week for her home in Abilene.
After a short visit there she expects
to go to Wyoming to spend the month
Mr. John French has returned from
St. Louis, where he has been for the
past two weeks visiting his daughter,
who has been quite ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmore and children
have returned to their home in Leaven
worth after a short visit to Mrs. El
more's brother, Mr. W. M. Van Ness,
and family, of Kansas avenue.
Mrs. A. P. Goodhue and daughter,
Alice, of Emporia, who have been vis
iting relatives here for several days,
left this morning for Iowa, where they
will be. the guests of friends.
The Fraternal Aid association will
have their annual election this evening
at their hall, 1000 Kansas avenue.
After the business of the meeting is
over, refreshments will be served.
Buechner's orchestra will furnish music
Star Lodge No. 331, A. O. U. W., held
their semi-annual election of officers
last evening, with the following result:
Master workman, AV. E. AVhite; fore
man, J. jr. Lynch; overseer, J. M. Par
ronto; recorder, J. R. McNary; finan
cier, W. C. Steele; receiver. J. M. Shel
labarger: guide, Fred Buechner in
side watch, Raymond Near; outside
watch, W. E. Bacon. '
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Root, of Kansas
City, will leave Saturday for Mon
treal. and expect to sail on the 16th
for Europe. They will visit the Paris
exposition, and will also be the guests
of Mrs. Root's aunt, Madame Mourler,
at her home in Perpignan. near the
Mediterranean sea. Madame Mourler
is the youngest sister of the late Dr.
Campdoras. father of Mrs. Root. Dur
ing the absence of Mr. and Mrs. Root,
their little son, Irving, will stay with
his grandmother', Mrs. Campdoras, of
I Clothes That
The least to buy are not always the most economical to
purchase. For the last eight months the Imperial has been
trying to find a man who really and truly believes that
he ever bought a bargain "as advertised" In a" clothing
Dozens of People
Tell us almost every day how they read the honest (?)
advertisements about 75o underwear for 48c and are shown
regular 60c goods marked in plain figures 60c. Fabulous
stories about f 15, $16.50 and $18, choice tomorrow 9.97, and
are shown suits that have been on sale for the past two
months at 910, marked in the window $10 and never sold
It's the Customers
Whom that kind of nonsensical advertising does not appeal
to that the Imperial gets for patrons and really it's sur
prising to note how many people prefer to buy 5c Neck
wear for 50c $1 Shirt for a dollar 3 Hats for three dollars
' and $10 Suits for ten dollars, and
WATCH US GROW. WATCH OUR BUSINESS METHODS WIN.
Robinson, Marshall & Co.
Security Building. 703 Kansas Ave.
To the Merchants.
If your wares were well Displayed on
the Avenue of Commerce,
The Street Fair Demonstrated
that you cannot afford to leave your
windows dark, when they can be so
well and cheaply lighted by
TRY TO DODGE TAXES.
"W. W. Astor and Bradley Martin in
the Same Fix.
New York. June 6. Bradley-Martin
and William Waldorf Astor, formerly
two of New Tork city's wealthiest resi
dents.are seeking to be relieved of taxes
placed upon their personal property
here. If they succeed the city will lose
thousands of dollars.
Mr. Astor has not only given up his
residence hpre, but also has renounced
his citizenship and is now a citizen of
England. Mr. Martin has not yet gone
to this extent, but says he is no longer
a resident of this city and has not been
for about two years.
Mr. Astor's property has been assess
ed at J2.000.000 and that of Mr. Martin
at $200,000. Dependent upon the result
of the assessment in the case of Mr.
Martin are two other cases, that of his
wife, Cornelia S. Martin, who has been
assessed at $200,000, and that of Mrs.
Elizabeth Sherman for $250,000.
Discussion was had before Judge An
drews in the supreme court in the
certiorari proceedings to review the as
sessment of Mr. Martin s personal pro
perty. Judge Andrews reserved his de
cision. William Waldorf Astor certiorari
proceedings to review the action of the
commissioners in assessing his personal
property in this city for 1S99, for the
purpose or taxation at $2,000,000 has
been set for hearing next Tuesday. Mr.
Astor argues that when the assessment
was made he had no personal property
here subject to the tax. He says he has
not been a resident of this city since
is:i.. He protested against the imposi
tion or the tax in person a year ago
and since then has become a subject of
Corporation Counsel Whalen, for the
commissioners, holds that although Mr.
Asstor gave up his residence here In
1S95, he was taxed regularly every year
thereafter, but made no protest until
PAY OF SOLDIERS.
Senate Wants to Know Whether They
Have Been Reimbursed Twice,
Washington, June 6. Senator Haw-
ley from the committee on military
affairs today reported back with favor
able recommendation the resolution re
ferred to that committee directing the
secretary of the treasury to supply the
senate with information as to whether
the volunteer officers and soldiers serv
ing in the late Spanish war have been
paid more than once. His report was
accompanied by a statement from the
auditor of the war department who
saja that many officers and men have
been paid by the United States for the
period between the date of original en
rollment and the date of muster into
the service and have also been paid
by their respective states for the same
period, which amounts have been reim
bursed to the states."
DULL AND LOWER
Is the Report From the Iron Markets
of the World.
New Tork. June S. Rnorts in Pitts
burg as to an impending reduction in the
price of steel billets and pig iron were
circulated in this city. The local report
had it that at a secret meeting held in
the city on Monday, representatives of
the various iron and steel interests had
decided to make a reduction in the price
of KTeI hin.r from X31MI0 to X2S.nO vtcr ton.
and of No. 1 foundry iron from JJ2.00 to
$20.00 a ton.
It was impossible to obtain any direct
vermcation or the report, f ersona seen n
reference thereto spoke somewhat indufV
nitelv of "maintaininir scheduler at pres-
sent and profeiged having no knowledge
or any cnange. The action or tne local
metal markets, however, seemed to fore
shadow some such change ajid. in fact,
the iron markets of the entire world were
reported dull and lower.
The presence in the city of President
Schwab of the Carneirie company, lent
1 some color to the report, which waa Co li
722 Van Buren St. X
pled with a story to the effect that the
Carnegie people interred to extend their
business in order to oominate me t?ntii
steel and iron tield. believing that tria
mailer steel companies were responsible
for the present more or less demorailxeil
conditions in the trade.
President Schwab, who returned 10
Pittsburer laat nitht would neither affirm
hor deny the report of a reduction.
Fire Loss of $40,000.
Quebec, June 6. The lumber plant at
St. Ktlenne de Saguenay, belonging to
Prince Brothers & Co.. of Quebec, was
destroyed by fire last night. The loss
v.111 reach $400,000. Forty families are
homeless as a result of the conflagra
tion and it is believed several perished
in the flames. The telegraph office and
other buildings were destroyed. The
tire is supposed to have been started by
st- Louis Takes New Heart.
St. Louis, June 6. The passage of the
Louisiana Purchase measure by con
gress has rekindled strong local Inter
est in the enterprise. Numerous ofi'eis
to increase subscriptions and make new
ones have already been made. The spir
it manifested is of the most encourag
ing character, and indicates that the
completion of the last million of the lo
cal fund will be a great deal easier than
at one time thought.
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS,
PUEBLO AND RETURN, $24,
Via the Santa Fe.
Tickets on sale June 1st; stopover al
lowed at Colorado common points.
New Evening Train.
The Vandalia-Pennsylvanta lines on
May 27 put on a new train to the east,
leaving St. Louts daily at 11:3? p. m.,
arriving at Pittsburg 5:50 p. m. next
day, Philadelphia. 4:45 a. m., New York
30 a. m., second morning. West bound
this train leaves New York, Twenty
third street station, at 5:55 p. in.. Phila
delphia 8:25 p. m., arriving at St. Louis
9:40 p. m. next day. Through sleeping
and dining cars. Address J. M. Ches
brough, assistant (J. P. A., St. Louis,
Mo., for folder.-
No Piano which is not thoroughly
good, and this means good, in all re
spects as to the interior the vital
parts of the piano. Most every piano
case is good ; some are better than
others. Everyone can judge of the
outside for himself. It's the INSIDE
that should be looked after carefully.
We would rxt pleased at any time to
help you Belect your piano. We place
our piano knowledge at your disposal,
and guarantee all representations as
to the actual values of any pianos you
E. B. GUILD MUSIC CO.
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