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THE REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. DECEMBER 4. 100.
J A I J it r ilLSJnfim Every kind of a swell overcoat is included in this line we offer at $20. Here are those new Ralans with the good-fittixiK s-houl-deis. slit pockets and slight ly flarinp skirts. Those much-adnurcd Paddocks for tall, well-built men. Eroulway box coats for the dapper young men. And medium-length, conservative-looking coats for men who never go to either ex treme. It's the best f-20 value we ever offered. Sole Agents for Rogers. Teet BROADWAY AND MORGAN'. & & Co., N. Y. j.-mv.' 4'v ysvk Ewrv Incb or Barr'u M? store U per vaded by the spirit ot Christmas. MyMcrl ovu Trhl?pering. surprised exclamations at the beautiful poods dlsptaypd nnd their low rriefs. and earnest Termination's as to Whether "ho" -nill like this or th.it please "her." make it cry evident that Christmas Is near. METHODIST APPOINTMENTS. White River Conference Closed at Jonesboro. REPUBLIC SPECIAU Jonesboro, Ark , Dec 3. The White River M. E- Conference closed yesterday after the memorial servlca in honor of tho Reverend John L Eldson. Mrs. Frank narrctt. Mrs. Emma B. Farrla and Mrs. Bessie Hunt. The preachers wera stationed for the com ing year as follows: TT Jonesboro District-Presiding r.lder, S. H. Babcock: Jone&boro Station. Trank Iar rett: North Jonesboro. E. N Btckley: Jset Ueton StaUon, G. G. Davidson; Harrlsbur?. N. E. Skinner: Cherry Valley. Vi . t. Bish op: Crawfordsville, W. K. Walker; Marked Tiree. James Wilson; Marlon. S. F. Brown; Golden Lake. J. W. Harper; Osceola Sta Uon. C. W. Hesson; Luora. Z. D. IJnsey; Blytbesville. J. T. Self: Trinity. W. M.at son: Lorado. W. B. Roe: Mitchell's Pplnt. J. Buchanan: Cotton Belt Mission, . 1 Foster: Monette, to be supplied; andulo BtaUon. F. C. Sterling. Helena Dlstrlct-R. C. Morehead Pre-mfm-ntr Elder. Helena Station. W . B. Ricks; lacrosse. K. R. Durham: Mrtianna Station. Tlps: Whcatlcy Mission. J. M Griffin: Tay-4 lor Creek, U. . Aioreneaa: nviwt ouiiiun. W. F. Rhew: McCrory. S. U. Cockran: Cot ton Plant and Howell. C. B. I.itUeton: Brlnkley Station. S. II. Babcock. Jr.; Clar endon Station. W. B. H.iycs: Holly Grove and Marvel, II. B. Cox: Illackton and Tur ner. T. B. Williams: Forewt City. W. C. Davidson: Uiconin. W. P. Talkington; Haynes. E. P. Wall's. Svarcr District M. M. Smith. Presiding Elder: Searcy, P. It. Knickerbocker; Wept Sarcy. s E. Gardener: Augusta Station, Fred Little: Hcber Mission. 1 M. Davis; West Point. W. C. Tocner: Cabot, A. J. Skinner: Stony Point. George Wilson: EI Paso. W. T. Lacke; Superlr.tndent Blind School. J. H. Dye; student Ilendrix Coi lece. J. T. Seatou. . Paraeould District J. I. Maynnrd. Presid ing Elder, fafnroaM Statlor. F. A. Jefnttr Parapould-Circuit. A. C. Gririln: Galnesvillo Circuit. H. E. .May: Eoydsville. J. R. Ed waid: Rector Mission. A. C. Clayce; PiR pott Circuit, TV. E. Hall; Knoble Minion. H. B.-John'on; Corning Station, J. M. Talking ton; Reno Circuit. J. r. "ergnlqan; Poco tontas, T. A. Bow en; Siioam. TV. S. South worth; Walnut Ridge. A. H. Williams; Pow hattan and Portia, H. C. Edmonton: Black Rock. A. K. Hol'oway; Walnut Hill MlFlon, W. D. Wise; Smithville. J. M. Thrasher; Mammoth Spring1 and Hardy. T. D. Fisacke sly: Alicia, W. A. Pende-burg; Tuckerman aniTKenon. M. B. Umstend. Transferred N. It. Fizer to Arkansas Con ference: I. B. Manlev. St. Louis Conference; H. R. Singleton. Mlsslfslppl Conference. Wintrr Evcnlnc Are coining, when home amusements call for new, clean playing cardi Our ntw fries Is superb and novel. Array nnd Navy heroes on court cards. TVe send them pre- Sili for 25 cents a pack; money or etanui.. alt-Nutrine Dept.. Anheuser-Busch Brew ing Asia.. St. Louto.Mo. CZAR CONTINUES TO IMPROVE Physicians Say His Appetite and Strength Are Increasing. Ltvadta, European Russia, Dec. 3. The bulletin regarding the condition o Emperor Nicolas, Issued to-day. Is as follows,: Tho Czar passed a very good nUht. Last evening his temperature was 37.9 and his pulse 72. This morning his condition Is very saUsfactory. His appetite and strength are Increasing. His temperature this morn ing la S7.S and his pulse C6." The Czar Is so much better In health that he desired to get up to-day. but ai ad vised by his medical attendants to remain In bed till th end of tho week. His appe Ute Is Increasing, and he has as.ked for colid food, but tho physicians will not allow him to paruke of it. SPECIALTIES. SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES, per year, MISSISSIPPI MLLEY LiUST CQ4P4MY. DEATHS. nil?18-1" Sunday. Icemlrtr 1 im pffr "fttiE uinM. Theodore F. Aen.. tged H - V' UIvfl tustend of Liizie Aers. TJneral from family residence. No. 12 South JtSerioa aeaue. Tuesiay. December 4, at J p. Inihuapoitj, ind.. and I'ekin. IU.. papers pleaso cofy. , niJEMKKR-On Sunday. December 2. JM9. at . m.. aftera short lllaesi. (iitharina Uloem . V"t? V,ttb'nl,:1i beloita mother of Hnry HS a Hloemlker. dear mottir-ln-layr of Kliza Ui Bloemker n Hertz), and our dear irand mother, accd ) years and B mentha. Funeral will talc place from family residence. jo. an Meramco atreet. V.'edneaday. December - at 3 a, ra.. to St. Anthony's Church, and thence to SS. Peter rjaH Paul Cemetery. Rela "J? d Wenca lavlted to attend. Please oaitt CODr-SudJealy. at No. 4C9 OHe street, iSS"? . Cy- beloved husband or Margaret A. hrS'i l5Jl,s 'Shty-second year, Sunday, Decem r A 1S0O. at S:li p. ta. Funeral Tueaday. December 4. at 3 p. m. from Jw Cathedra Chapel. Maryland and Newstead avenues. Interment pritate. McCABB-On Sunday. December 2. lW. rte f JS? McCabe. beloved Uster of Doctor L. L. UcCabe. at tfca St. Louis Mullanphy Hospital. Funeral from St. Vincent' Chapel. St. Louis Mullarphy Hospital. Wednesday. December 5. at a. m. . PASCHALL-Suddenly, in Cincinnati, No em ber 31. lsoo. Cilia It., wtf ct George M. Pas chall. aced jeara. Funeral from St, Alphoniua'a Church. TVedn3 day, December 5, at 19 o'clock. Interment private. W(m 2Sfc PAYNB-On Sundav. December z, ISM. at 3:15 P. p.. at family residence. No. 0! North King's hllhway, Mary C Fayns ne i-erks), belotcd u; of A, W. Fayns, axed ZZ years S months and U day. i. Itinera! fron Third Baptist Church on Tues- da;r. December 4. at X p. m. Interment in Belle- fcrlaln Cemetery. WBHICKMANN On December 3. . at :I3 a. m., George Arthur AVerckmann, eon of 1'rank J. and Mary Werekmann (nee Pulirer), aseJ 4 . years. funeral from residence. No. SK4 South Broad . -May. oa Tuesday December 4. at 2 p. ra., to .'-'t. Tbomaa of Aquln'a Church, thene to 6S. it : 'ttr ana FattT Ccmettry. BIG BOILER BLOWN INTO MOVING TRAIN. Heavy Iron Crashed Through the Tops of Two Couches, Badly Wivekinjr Both. SEVERAL PASSENGERS HURT. Four Men and a Hoy in the Chi- cago and Northwestern Depot I'ower-llousu Were Iii- siantly Killed. Cliloaso. Doc. 3 Eour men and one boy wer iiivtantly killed and thirteen poo'ilo lrjurrd bj- tho explosion of .i boiler In tbo roftor-hous.0 of the Clikiiso and North v.otirn road this cxeiilns. Suvrrnl of the injured are hurt :-o badly that they may die. Deii.l. AUGUST CLVMAN. unction forcn-an; killed by falling debris. Uriidenllnt'd man about 40 ears old: blown tl rmish roof of bulMInir .ind fe.irlully irarKletl. UnidentineJ man nbout 2) jenis of oce. blown through root cf building, one Ufi toni ou snd othernle mangled. Unideutiiied man, s upro-tf'd to 1 e hamed SriIIUNKR: roveivd with falling debrir ITrJdentined boy. 13 jeara old. ldlled by fljins bricks and debris. Injured. JOHN BDTTtRWOKTII. chief ei-ctrlclan rf rower-hou.e. kull fractured. Internal injuries; lll probably die ANTHONV KftU8U. scaliled. chest crushed, both elbows dislocated; will probably die. AUG. BECK. MUnaukre, Injured by part of roof of parlor car calin on him. MRS. AUG. HECK. Milwaukee, thrown acalnst scat. Internally Injured; may die. WILLIAM UlCKd!. Shebotan, Wis.. se-erely bruised. MltS. ET1IKL BICKER. Sheboygan. Wii , slightly bruised. MICHAEL McGREGOR. severely burned; may die. J03. KOVBLSKI. seerely burred. GUORGi: G1IXIS. severely burned. CARL rETEHS. arm broken. JOHN IIUOWN. everely burned. AUG. IIOLTZ. side nnd arm bruised. KUGENE GINGN1CII. blown through door of power-house, lightly bruised. Holler Blown Sixty Frrt. The pow cr-house nas a two-story struc ture. On the first floor was the boiler-room, cor.tair.ing a. battery- of four boilers. Twelve men were employed around tho building:, and in addition to buch of these us wero I resent at the time several strangers were standing around matching the dynamos in tho electric light plant. Four of those killed were peoplo not cinplojed by the road, ind all four bodies were taken to tho morsua unidentified. It is not known what caused the explo sion. At a few mlnutci- past 5 o'clock one of the boilers in tl e center of the row of four burst with u. detonation that was heard at points a mile distant. The end of the boiler was blown toward the pasrenger depot and landed fully tecnty feet away from tho toiler-rocm. Tho boiler ltfclf. which neighed ten loiu, lies to-night sixty feet from tho bolter-house. Trntn'M .Narrow Escape. Just as tho explosion occurred the Ash land limited train was pulling out of the station. The greater part of the train h-id passed, and,, although all the cars we.-e heavily battered with falling bricks and debris, only the last two coaches, a Pull man sleeper and a drawing-room car, were badly damaged. The boiler head and the boiler Itself caught tlieso coaches. Tho boiler struck the rear car, while the boiler head plowed through the one Immediately in front. Eortunately both flew high and struck tho cars above tho windows, carry-. Ing away portions of the roof and vestibule, i On the train were Jlr. nnd Mrs. Ausim Beck of Milwaukee and Mrs. AVlllicm , Rocker of Sheboygan, Wis. Both couples J were returning from their bridal tour and all four were Injured. Mrs. Beck was dashed against a &eat in the car and sustained In ternal Injuries which may prove fatal. Neither of the cars was thrown from the track and the engine drew Uitm aulte a distance before coming to a stop. Traffic however, was Interrupted for nearly four hours. The property loss to the road will not bo far from JhJ.iv.. The boiler-house was practically reductd to ruin. The cause of the expios.on is a mvstcrv. the boilers having been Impeded by tha insurance companies September 1 and No vember 1 and being reported in perfect order. DEATHS IN THE PHILIPPINES. MacArlLur Cables Another Long List of Victims of Disease. Washington, Dec. 3. General MacAr thurs lutcst mortuary list Is as follows: Dysentery November 17, Troop K, fourth Cavalry, Wages A. Innis; November J, Company V, eleventh Infantry, liurvey Binu-on; Company A. Nineteenth Infantry, Frank J. Smith; November 25, Company E. Thirtieth Infantry, Christopher U. Kroe f,ei; November C. Company A, Nineteenth Infantry, Musician William II. Dorrey; No vember 21. Company is, I'ourteenth In fantry, Frank Giuinm. Diarrhea November 28, Company B, Thirty -fourth Inrantry. Edward Hoover. Heart disease November 3). Twcnt-scc-ond Infantry, John V.n Zandt; Company H, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Henry Gage. Typhoid fever November 2C. Company C, Fourteenth Infantry, Edward 1'ietson; Company M. Twenty-lourth Infantry. James 8. Wilson; Novemter 27. Company A. Thirteenth Infantry, William C. Gilford; November 20, Company I. Thirty-ninth In fantry, STgeant Albert It. Krueger. Drowned Nov ember 2S. Tw entv -fourth In fantry, unasslgncd recruit, Charles G. GcUer; November 24. Company G. Fourth Infantry. Jacob Wider; October 12, Com pany D, Thirtieth Infantry, Andrew J. Nel son. Tuberculosis November 26, Company A, Thirtieth Intcntrj. John Handle: November 14, Troop E, Thlrc; Cavalry, William M. Itenncr. All other caus?j November 18. Cnmnanv A, Twenty-ninth Infantry. Joseph Mor gan; September in. Company K, Twenty filth Infantry. John Bell: November 23. Company M, Tnenty-flrst Infantry, John E. Sullivan; October 12, Company G, Thirty-eighth Infantry, Joseph I Mowrey; No vember 2S. Company I. Forty-first infantry. William S. Brown: October IS, Troop F. Eleventh Cavalry, Sergeant Vcrnle J. Ed wards; November 2;, Company B, Fourth Infantry. Isaac Reeves; November 21, Troop B. Third Cavalry, Farrier Herman J. A. Jorgens: Novembir20. Company F. Thirty eighth Infantry, Hay W. Diharte; Novem ber 4. Company L, Nineteenth Infantry, John J. Burry; November 24. Ccmpany L, Twelfth Infantry, Patrick O'Day; Novem ber 21. Troop H. Third Cavalry, Samuel Bjers; October 30. Company L, Twenty fifth Infantry. William Burgess; November 26. Thirty-fifth Infantry, Principal Musician Lewis E. Gale. County Official Installed. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Vienna, 111.. Doc 3. The newly elected county officials for Johnson County were duly Installed to-day. as follows: Circuit Clerk, L. J. Smith: State's Attorney, D J. Cowan: County Judge. ""l'am Y. Smith; County Comm!sioner. Green K. Casey; Sur veyor, J. H. Sharp; Coroner, G. B. Hood. If a child is any way weak, that isn't natural no disease apparent it may be only im perfect nutrition. Don't get frightened; but don't let it go. Try Scott's emulsion of cod liver oil; it's a thing to resort to on every least occasion. Hrn temi jxm a 0o3 Jrr if yam Be SCOTT & EOWSX; 9;parittm3, XtTfc ILLINOIS BOARD'S ACTION DENOUNCED. Teachers' Federation Say the In crease of Assessment of Capi ta! Slock Is a f'arce. WILL CONTINUE THE FIGHT. Dcrlare tlie foi'jmratiniiH jJij'lit -is Well !Xot Have l.een Assessed at All Increase Was Only $l!,Ii;iM27 Over Last Year. nr.rrni.ic special. Sprintrileld. Ill , Dec. 3. The State Board of Equalization adjuuuutl slue die thb af ternoon. The riport of the Committee on the Assessment of capital ntock. over which such a bitter fight was made by the Chi cago Teachers' Federation, chows a net assessment of capital stock nnd franchises1 of SI.SOS.CIO In excess of the equalized nlue of tho tangible property of these corpora tions. This amount Is an Increase of $J. 460.427 over the assessment of last jcar. The total assessed value of all corjiorations In the Stato Is JJ3,K)7.MS. Misses Haley and Gogqin. who have had charge of the light of the Teachers' Ftd cratlon against the expected action of the board, denounce the action as a farce, and declare" that the companies might as well not have been assessed at all. They will continue their mandamus proceeding', in the Sangamon Circuit Court to compel tho board to do their full duty in the matter of assc-slng the franchise corporations of the State. The reports of all the committees on as-ses-Ttient were adopted by unanimous vote at the afternoon "-estion. Following is the assessed valuation ot capital stock and franchises ot several ot the leading corporations, of the State, as fixed by the board: Wiggins Ferry Company. KS2.7CD: St. Louis National Stock Yards Company, jrs.tW: Chicago City Railway Company. $1,SJ2,4W: Chicago Union Traction Company. J2.030.6JO; Chicago Consolidated Traction Company. J3.i,bl3; Chicago Electric Traction Compmy, J19.tXj; Chicago General Hallway Coniiany, J30.311; South Chicago City Hallway Com pany. J1S3.222: General Electric Hallway Ccmpany, I5.0U0: People's Gas Light and Coke Company. $3,Stw.6i!; Chicago Telephono Company, JjW.734; Chicago Edison Company, JK4.019; Calumet Electric Street Hallway Comiany. fco.OiO; American Telephone and Telesraph Company. $US.7Di; Central Union Telephone Company, $2,500.- 202; Chicago Dock Company. $213, 231; Cicero Gas Company. $31.!M): Mer chants' Safe Deposit Company. Jl.aK); Na tional Elevator and Dock Company, Jh, ttW; Ogdcn Gas Company. $47,kA; Pullman Palace Car Company. J2.MfO.3C3; Traders' In surance Company. J1S7.W5; Chamber of Commerce Safety Vault Company. JIlS.Gj); The Fair. $1.JJ1.3S7; Siegie-Cooper Company. Ji.y.SsJ; Dunloith and Dubuuuo Bridge Com pany, $7i),000. Ihe total assescd value of nil railroads lit the St;ye. upon their nilleage. trackage, rolling stock and buildings on right-of-wajs is $n,28,41S. The following table showj the per cent ot addition or reduction on the assessment of personal property, lands and lots made by the Board or Equalization to the amounts reported by the County Clerks or the Stale: Pergonal 1'n.perty. L-inJ. Add. Deo. Add. Ded. Lots. Add. Ded. 15 .. 35 IS 15 IS IS '.'. is V) r 13 35 13 15 IS U 15 15 15 15 IS 35 13 25 35 35 33 33 .. 33 15 19 15 IS 15 U 15 IS 15 IS 35 IS 39 75 15 3) Omntles. Arilttnu i: a Alexander . Ilond Ifoon .... Hroirn .... Bureau .... Calhoun ... Carroll .... CSi's Champaign Cliiiitlan . Clrk Clay ellntoa .. , Coin .... Cook , Crawford . is is is IS 13 3 a 12 IS 33 iQ Z IS S 33 : 13 1J 3i 33 IS 11 li IS IS IS 15 IS is is IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS a IS IS IS IS IS IS 3'. IS li is IS IS IS IS IS 15 IS n IS IS 15 IS 35 JS 33 IS S) 35 IS IS 35 31 35 33 IS 3a IS 35 3) 33 19 Cumberland ...... .. lie Kalb ,,:.. .. De Wltt.tLr. Douglas Si Kul'are IMrar r!wrdii EfllrEham Kajette Fcrd rrnkllll .. Fulton .. Gallatin Oreene .... ...... .. Grundy .. Hamtlmn .. .... .. Hancock .. Hardin Hrnilrrscn 15 Henry lioquols Jaekton Jisper Jefferson Jerfev Jo Uavlcts Johrsoa Kara Kankakeo Kendall Krox .. Lake La Sallo Lanrence Leo MiircttMi Lrgari Miiei Maenjpln .. Madison .Virljn Marshall 31'ison Mcfisac . - McDunuueb Mcllcnry McLean .. Menanl Mercer Monro Montgomery Morgnn Moultrie oei Peoria Perry Plntt IS 'i 13 4 35 2) 35 32 3 IS 3? IS 17 39 15 M in U 3D 12 7 31 10 Zi 13 37 3S 10 37 19 3 3S 33 31 l'i i: s is 10 li ii ii r i", ii u i; i; is n ij ii n ii ii so ii ii u ii ii yik- l"c F"fie ruW kl rutnnm 5 n 35 31 t in 3.1 M lunt'oirh . Ttlch'nn't Hock Inland .. Slline t'enyamon .... Schuiler Sertt helbr 35 35 3S 35 35 13 35 33 33 35 15 33 13 33 13 33 IS 33 33 13 13 35 35 Stark M. Clair Hteph'mi'on ... Ta2well .... . 1'ilon Vrmlllon Wtissh Warren Warhlrgton .. Wnvne Whit- Whiteside Will W!1IUmon ... Wlnrebsco ... WwHironl .. . x 33 33 10 3 IX H :o 29 13 PORTO RICAN DELEGATES MEET. Chamber Is Organized and a Speaker Elected. San Juan de Porto Rico. Dec. C Th re cently elected House of Delegates met at half-pant 2 this afternoon, thirty-one "dele gates being present. No action was taken lipjond the work of oreanirlnt; the cham ber and electing the Speaker and other of ficers. EXCURSION SLKEPIXJ CABS To I.o Anirelea ! San PrancUco. Lrfiave St. Louis on "Katy Flyer" (M K. & T RyO, 8:16 p. m. every Tuesday via San Antonio. See "Katy'sf' Agent. CommtuloBi Issued. nEI'UI.I.IC SPECIAU Jefferson City. Mo.. Dec. 3. At the re quest of Adjutant General Bell Ciovernor Stephens to-day appointed and the Secre tary of State Issued commissions to Krnest J. BoggH, First Lieutenant, and J. L. Ox ton. Second Lieutenant, of Company Q, Second Regiment. N. O. 31., with rank from September 5. 1D0O. Xfir Century Servlee Planned. KEPUBIJC Ul ECIAU St. Joseph. Mo.. Dei'- .1. The advent of the new century will be celebrated In S Joseph with religious services in the Tootle Theater on the night of December 31. Tho new year and new century will be ushered in with religious tinging by the largest chorus ever organized here. RAILROAD NEWS FROM ALL POINTS, United Slates Siimeiuc Court De cides Case Involving Railroad Lands in Minnesota. EFFECT IS NOT FAR-REACHING. First Convetilion of Kailroad Trackmen of America (Jlioc taw Extension J. F. Mil ler's Successor Notes. W&shlngton. Dec. 3 An opinion In the case of Ii rd Stearns, Cuimly, Auditor ot Altken County. .illnti . is. the Stnte of Xlln r.esol.i nas handed down to-day l tin St: preine Court of Ihe United Stales by Justice Brewer. The case came to this court on rror of tic Supreme Court cf the State of Minnesota. It was brought up at the Instance ot cer tain railroad companies and lnvulve-d the question of whether real estate, bronzing to them and not used In the operation of their roads. Is subject to taxation according to Its value, or Is excepted by virtue of a contract alleged to have been made nr-veral J ears ago through legislation by tho State, providing that railroad companies should pay Z per cent on their gros earning. In neu or taxes on all their property. Tho taxes of the St. Paul nnd Dultith Hallway Company were Immediately In olvtd In this case. The case nlso included tho question of .he validity of the Jllnne sota Suite law of 1S?3, repealing the fnrmr contract law and seeking to rep-irate tho lands of railroads nnd their other property for the purposes of taxation, still retaining the 3-per-cent tax on gros.s earnings. The effect o' to-daj's decision Is to hold the law of H9.". invalid. The opinion by Justice Brewer sustained the vic.- that the original legislation was in the nature of a contraet, which was binding ami whb;h could not be invalidated by the act of lS&i, seeking to repeal it. This latter art. there fore, was pronounced repugnant to the Federal Constitution and void in this re bpect. Ju.-tlces Harlan, Gray, Brown, White and McKenil i concurred In the result, but did not ai:iee with their colleagues as to the grounds on which tha e'Onclusion was reached. Effect of the Decision. St. Paul. Minn.. Dec. 3. The Anderson law, for tho taxation of unused railroad lands, was passed Mx years ago for the purpose of raising revenue from tile prop erty, which the Legislators believed to have ecape taxation improperly. Because of this law tho railroads have, within tho pjpt t'.ve and a half yearn. dliiwiHed of the larger portion of their lands, and to-day'a decision is more a decision of principles than a decliion involving largo property Interests. A State official, who has had much to do with ibis c.uv. said tn-day tint there were les than S"V) acres of land in the State which would be affected by the decUlon. the laree land grants having been turned over to Rndlcat"s and land com panies and nearly all of them now being on the tax li.ls. Tor th-t reason It U doubtful If any further aetlon will be at tempted, even if any were possih'e. ItAII.UOAll TUAClCMnV. I'lrst Annual Corneal ion of rtetv As- oclatlon Ilclil Here. The Drat session of the annual convention ot tho Brotherhood of Kullro.nl Trackmen of America was held yesterday morning at Itailln's Hall. Sixth and Market streets. Tho session yesterday morning was execu te e. Credentials from delegates from near ly fifty dubious were received. To-day tha delecutes expect to ;et down to the real work of the convention. A rcssion will be held this morning, and uIfo to-morrow morning and afternoon. Th headquarters of tho delegates are at the St. James Hotel Tho delegates repre sent divisions from all parts of North America. Dy this noon It Is expected that several hundred deUcutes will have arrive I. The rrcsent olllccrs of the brotherhood are: Grand chief John T. iVI!on of St. I-ouls: lirst grand chief. J. Y. Davenport of Fandlffer. N. C; second crand chief. J. A. Taylor of Martinsville. Miss.; firnnd chap lain. J. S. 1'astman of St. Jobri'lierrv-, Vt.; Kr.md scntiiiei, J. S. Mcllughcs of Jack son. Tonn. J. r. MII.I.KHS SLCCUSSOIt. General Unnajcer Turner of the Vnu dallm Will Keiuuln Here. Numerous reports have been circulated lately to the cifect that J. J. Turner. en eral manager of the Vandalla. would su: cecd John l". Miller as general superlntei-d-ei t of tho I'enni))lvanla Urns west of Pitts burs, who will be jetlred on January 1 un der the new pension system. Mr. Turner, who wus East la.t week, whs at headquar ters jesterday, and when nsked aoout hl9 prospectlvo appointment, ?.ild: "Of course. Mr. Miller will be retired on the first of the ear. Who his successor will be I cai.not state, but you may say that I will not be the man. and, so tar as I know, I will remain lu my present position with tho Vandalla." Lackannnnn Iiuprutenicnts. It is reported by otlicials of the Lacka wanna Railroad that Important charges are to be mde on tho main line of tho -tern. This now htarts riom Hoboken and runs to Dover by way cf I'aterson and Iloouton. From Dover it runs to Hacketts town. at which point It turns southwest and ruii3 to Wubhlngton. At that place It turns Dack toward the northwest acalit to Delaware Water (lap. Uelwcen Waterloo and the Gap the road mikes an nlmo.-t pcrfct "V." with Wash ington ns the lower point. The main fra ture of tlie proposed alteration Is the strik Irj: of an air line, or as nearly so as tlie rature of the country will permit, from vvaterloo to the Gap. Two corps of en gineers nre at work on this survevlng the land and selecting the route. It Is said that tho line as proposed will require the cutting of a tunnel two miles long. RcsMcs thi" shortening of tho line, which It Is esti rr.ited will reduce the running time from Hoboken to Ilutlalo by forty-live or fifty minutes. It Is said that mmerous curves are to lie rir.ilghlrned on thf line of the iotJ and that some of the steeper grades ai e to be reduced bv trestling or cuts. I". -yond Wnter Clip other xtonsivo Improve ments In the line nf shortening the running tlm- are sall to lie under consideration. C. & A.' Sew Mcnn! Sjstcm. The Chicago and Alton Uiilway Ins clinngtsl all Its fited signal lamps so that grwn Is the Irdlcation for "all clear" at night on such signals throughout the com pany's lines. Red gin's ht.3 been adopted lor the "step" Ind'cut'on In all "home" sig nals, and cllow for "distant" signals. The total number of fised slmals on the Alti.i lines, exclusive of svvitrh lights, ! AZ'. This Includes H4 srmaphores. tlnutomitle electric "stop" signals anl 11 electric "dis tant" signals. The toial mimbT of "dis tant" signals Is 110 On "f-iclng point" switches the lamps slmw green wh the switch Is set for the main line, and red when set for the side track. On trailing" switches no lamps are used. Clinelnir'n Trim Ilxtenslon. nnrrrsMi hpnci.u.. Austin. Ttx.. Dec. 3. Ths Tptss Railroad Comm'ttee to-d.iy recsived positive Informa tion from an oliic'al of the road that the Choctaw. Oklalioma and Gulf Railroad, which has contemplated entering the State fcr some months, would fhortly begin the work of corstruction. the first objective point in tho State belnjf Amarillo. It Is Intended to project this road to the Gulf in tho course of time, making another trunk Una in the State. Knneral of .1. J. Flrtcber. The funeral of J. J. Fletcher, tiailic man ager of the Kansas City, I'ort Seott and Memphis, will take place at Indianapolis to-morrow afternoon. Tho body will arrive I ere this mornlrg from Kansas City In private car No. IMO. and be taken over tho Hlg Four on the S-i0 a. m. train to Indian apolis". Several local railroad officials will attend the funeral. Testing Steel Tien. Tho I.nk Shore Railroad is making a practical test cf steel tics made from Aorn out rails. Tho old roils are rerolled to ikit ten out the head or bail of the rail. A num lr of ti's thus mad were placed in the S.indus-ky division of the road siewral months ago. A careful examination made ; few da ago with a test track gauge showed that the gauge on tne steel ties had not changed a particle .-luce the ties were I tho FIJI Islands, 'ins worKwiii Da con first laid. The gauge of the first two or pleted in 1SC2 at a cost of fl.i95,W0. NEW PUBLICATIONS. StaL ZjBsaa. " : .aa. Vbaj""""',"'--! L'?.TfVl !WJ CHRISTMAS I CENTURY MAGAZINE rrmiS is the most beautiful number of The Centuri; ever X issued, in fact it jirol-ably will be pronounced the most beautiful number of any magazine. The color print inI is exquisite, Frank Vincent Du Mond has illustrated Milton's Ode on the Nativity, and it is printed in six colors and four tints ; each page is a work of art. There are complete stories by Henry James, L. B. Wal fonl (author of ThoBaby'sGrandmotlier"), Carolyn Wells ("Ghosts who Became Famous a Christmas Fantasy "), Charles Dudley Warner, Edwin Asa Dix (the author of " Deacon Bradbury"), Charles Batlell Loomis ("While the Automobile Ran Down"), most of them illustrated: the first of a delightful series of articles, " Down the Rhine," by Augustine Birrell, M. P., for which the great illustrator Castaigns is making a series of pictures which will be a veritable panorama of tho Rhine. Li Hung-chang's pri vate secretary, Mr. W. N. Pethick. contributes an article on the siege of Peking, and there arc many other notable contributions. Tho points of the Christmas Century are 1 BEAUTY AND INTEREST On and after the issue of this December (Christmas) Ctnturj, we will send tha August, September, October and November cumbers (e rntaiiung r3t foar F R F F 'n,'a'meni3 f !,at TeT Poplar novel, " The Helmet t.f Xavarre ") X LILdLj frce 0r char(re to any persons who will sabscrib? to T!.e L'tntury for one year, beginning with the PecemW number. Remit -t.00. the yearly Etibccriplion price, and get E1XTF.F.H NUMBERS FOE THR PSICC OF TWELVE. 9 Hcmit by check, draft, money-order or eipress-ordsr. THE CENTURY CO., Union Square, New York. J-moJ.e the best 10-e-ent Clear on the Made by SIlIDnXBHRR A CO. T. Olil NK AND DRUG HABIT CURED The. Paquin Immune Treatment makes drink so obnoxious that it cannot be re taiued upon the stomach, thus immunizing the patient. Reclaims relapses from other treatments. Indorsed by business firms of NATIONAL REPUTATION. Ad dress PAQUIN IMMUNE COMPANY, Dept. P, Chemical Building, St. Louis, Mo. three oak tics on each side of tho sterl ties alo proved to be exact, but the fourth .nJ fifth wooden tl.s were found widened to a considerable extent. As the st;el tics are of uniform thickness It Is rl limed t""e cin be tamped much bet ter than woolen tle.s, and the base of the Pteel tics beinir uniform, they Bivo uniform bfarlnc. Therefore It Is asserted, the ..ur face of the tracks ought to bo maintained more evenly with steel than with wooden tics. Wnbash Earnings. The Wabahh earnings for the lost ten eiajs of November were $117,937. an Increase or i.17J.iS over last year, tho increase tur the fiscal year from July 1 was JJiS,9'.50. I'emonal anil Current Vntes. General Tnssenger Agenis C. S. Crane cf the Wubush, James Ilarkcr of the Jlis sourl. Kansas and Texas and Chairman C. Mi l'ratt of the Southwestern Hureau have gone to New York to attend the raetlne of Western executive officials there to-mor-rcw. Southwestern Unci have extended the terrliory for holiday rates to Arkansas and Cairo. 111. The route is a one and one-titth fare for the round trip. Tickets will be sold on December 20. 21 and S, with a return limit of thirty days. A. T. Drew, general freight agent of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, Is seriously HI nt his home. S. M. Shattuc. traveling passenger agent of the I'.allliiinre and Ohio Southwestern at Denver, was here jesterday. A body of troops from Fort Riley. Kas.. will arrive here to-night, and with a de tachment from Jefferson liarracks will leave over tho Rig Four at S p. m. for Cin clrnatl, where they will take tho Chesa peake and Ohio for Newport News. Va. The Missouri Tacllic has Usued a folder on cl.unge of time and through car service, which went Into effect on December 2. There Is no change In the time of departure of trains frcm St. Louis, but the running time between other roints on tha line has been materially shortened. A new chair rar urvlce has been put In between St. Iouis nnd Joplin. Mo., leaving St. Louis at S:10 p. in. L. 1. Schultz: lias been appointed solicit ing ag(-nt of tho Grand Trunk, with head quarters In the Lacieda building. St. Louis. F. M. Ralke has resigned as assist-mt to the general manager of the Texas Mid land. Tha position has been abolished and the heads of all departments wilt report directly to E. II. R. Green, president and general manager. The Transcontinental Passenger Asso ciation at its Chicago meeting did nut agree, on rites for the biennial meeting of tha Upwortli League nt San Francisco. Tlie next regular meeting will take place In New Orleans In January. Oflleers of the New York and Ottawa Railroad In thLs city state that there is no foundation for tho Ottawa report that the sale of tho road to the New York Central Railroad has been proposed. The through line of the company has Just b"en opened, and no change In the status of the property now operated by the receiver has been thought of. The story which hai been going tha rounds to the eflect that the receivership of the Vandalla Is likely to be term'naled soon and the road absorbed by the Penn sylvania Company, which is now operating It. appears to be somewhat premature. The Statu of Indiana recently obtained a judg ment against the Vandalla for over $7r', 000. and a motion for a rehearing in tho o.e Is pen line. If It is denied an appeal will be taken ano it is not iineiy mat .i final hearing on It will take place for a e.ir or two. In the meantime. It Is safe to say the receivership will continue. The Louisville and Nashville Is lnving a, number of surves made In the vicinity of Clear Creek. Ala., for the location of ,i new line around Jamison Mountain. Thrc? corps of engineers are now in the. Held. Tho new I'ne will be thirty miles long, and will cost In tho neighborhood of I30MW. The Burlington has ordered IK stindnrd ballast cars and the Illinois Central has contracted for Cto refrigerators. The latter . uuu i- ifitft x...fcc .. 'v -'" i and fniit service from the South to the North during the winters. The Mlchijt-n Central Hallway Company has decided to test the plan of siirinkl'n? It roiiilbeil vv 1th crude oil to render It dut Ie.su. Nine mllea near Battle Creek, Mich.. have been treated In this way, 18,0u0 gallons or oil having been uaed-. Colonel l:. II. Brown of Tulsa, I. T.. Is at the Planters Hotel. Colonel Brown is a vvcli-knovvn railroad promoter. He v.-a3 in strumental In the construction of several roads in the Weft, amons them the Joplin Branch of tho Sllsscurl Puclilc. He i at iiresnt c:i(agetl In the coal mining Uusine?? In the Tetriiory. where he has ljrB inter est!. Colonel Brown was married In Chicago November U to Mrs. E. A. Howard, at the ("race Church. H" Is on his way home, and his wife accompanies him. CABLE TO NEW ZEALAND. England Accepts Bid for Lining Xew Line From Vancouver. SPECIAL BY CABI,R. London. De. 2. (Copyright. UW, by '. R. Hrant.) The Government has acci.ptf.1 the bid of the Telegraph Construction Co'n pany for a cable from Vancouver. B. C, to New Zealand, via Fanning Island and ATL-sW . w.c. 7i iTWr-' market. t. wmtiiiT .t co.'s lVItItiIIT & CO.. Uiitrlbuters. 800 Olive St. BRANCH OFFICE. 710 Locust St., St. Louis, iio. TOURVILLE CASE AFFIRMED. United States Supreme Tribunal Sustains Missouri Court, nnrutuc speciau Washington. Dec. 3. The United States Supreme Court to-day. In an opinion by Justice McKcnna. affirmed the judgment ot the Supreme Court of Missouri lu the casa of the Wabash Railroad Company vs. Peter Tourville of St. Louis. Itcfore a St. Louis Justice. Tourville se cured a Judgment for work performed against the railroad company. Pnor to tnia, one Flanigan of Last St. Louis secured a Judgment against Tourville In tho Illinois court, and summoned the Wabash Railroad Company to appear as garnishee. The railroad company appeared In the cao and admitted indebtedness to Tour ville amounting to J71.83. and pleaded for him the exemption allowed by Illinois and Missouri. It claimed that Tourville had se cured Judgment In Missouri for wages earned in Missouri, and that this Judgment was pnjab'.e In St. Louis and not elsewhere, and the wages were exempt from attach ment by tho laws of that State, because Tourville was the head of a family and had no property except his wearing apparel. The Illinois exemption. J-. was allowed, and the Missouri exemption uisallowed. Tlie Supreme Court of Missouri held that the judgment seeured In St. Louis was for eign to Illinois and not subject to garnish ment there. The United States Sunremo Court sustains this, and saya In conclusion: "This court has held that to the val'dlty of n plea of attachment, the attachment must have preceded the commencement of the suit in which the plea Is made." NO SUCCESSOR TO DAVIS YET. Governor Lind lias Not Yet De cided What He Will Do. St. Paul. Minn.. Dee. 3. No appointment to succeed the late Senator C. K. Davis has jet been made; and there Is no de cision yet by Governor Lind to make an appointment. Believing that the oftor might meet with an affirmative response, ll,n ..,tttnn it no nlTasml tn i Pfflflltfl Tittle tlc (.'olllM of the Supreme Court, but a3 thru otncKii nas aiioiner year or nis irrscii term to s-erve. anl has Jtit been elected to another sit-year term, following the present one-, he declined with thanks. It Woift Do A "rniY-CTre" cotjcjK merit- I cine -won t do. If ft mil per- f rups do its "wort," it's vorse tlun arortil'ss. If it's poative and certain, it's worth tea times its price. Aycr's Cncrry Pec toral is trie cough medicine iritk a record of sixty years back of it. It's the Lied tnat cores colds and coughs. T'iree alses: 25c en;b for an orfilnry rold; ac.lcat right tor utbms. bronclittis, boMSenesa, whooplnjr-eoaeh. hard cnlda; $L00, moat economical far eorooio caaea. 9 i 1& " i Irk li -WofKI Remington I 2p- Typewriter WJ WYCR0FF.SEAMAN3 & BENEDICT JA nfl . ai laoaowar. Htto vv 111 AUCTIONEERS. ,S,A, SELKIRK SCO,, AUCTION and STORAGE rturu'.ir Kile rrez? Sitcrtajr at warehoaMi isi-1l? Chouteau are. Sales in mlderrces rptclaltr. Main rtTlce. 30 X. Sixth it- FBoa Jtaln P-33M. 3 AMUSEMENTS. PEHTIIDV I Special Prices at UCH I Unl I Wed. Mat.. J!. 75. SO. 23 --tll , CLARA IMAKN 2nf LIPMAN In ALL ON ACCOUNT OP ELIZA. NEXT WEEK (SUNDAY). You'll Have to Hurry. me BURGOMASTER. Sale of Seats Thursday. GLYiWFMC. To-Night. Jlrtlr-wj iVlneslay and Satardaj. MR. N. . CO DWIN, MIS"? f!AX!NS ELLIOTT. Pr.M-rtlnc Henry V. Osmond Comtdr, "When We Were Twenty-One.' xl Mor.dar. The Bostrnlan. LOUIS CLARA UJMBIA COXTINt'OHS VArnCVlLTLF. All Thl Wck and Nxt bunday. n.'ll Glrarrt and Jcs- tv-1'Kttl lloa Cn I Klf G.inlnr. IMnar AtchlbO-l-Kly. Ill- lavl Warrra and rilanchard Johnnie Carroll. 4 Tha Olif.na t. Air At Mr. Joe Katon. Icna Iionnie. IMItx and May. Kent nnd French. The HeUuvvi. The Klnoiromc. IS 25 SOc. Orchestra Chairs (reserved In advanr.). toe. MllSIf! HAI I .C..U..SS.Oper.C.. ...vv.v ... .w "L. tcia Comic Ootra.' To-aiKht and all neck. Soma' Superb Success EL CAPITAN Wed. Itat . 50c: Sat. Mat.. 2Zc. ZQr. "5c Even ing prices c ta Jl.'W. I-JXf seating six, tZ, H. Next Week. QUE.-ft S .AC . .Strains 3 Dainty '" ND KERCHIEF. Souvenir Lace tltndkerchleii to every lady th entire week. AVUN'S 2Zc ilatlcca Tuesday. TliuraJay ana Saturday. JcStfUEt Idrri CUj Bliwy la ISirktrrint T-D j at 2 I ACRMSS the- PACIFIC f.,j;.i;,i t-'un. Mat. Next "The Kleventh Hour." CRAND Matinee Wednesday, Saturday. Nlcht Prices 13. Vi. M. CO, c: Never Raited. C?t4 Seats'?;' I i-l L LAl R Ulj tl QUALITYl ?uo. Mat. Next "Th Telephon Olrl STANDARD. Tt Horn, of Folly- -:- Two Frolics Dally. THEKE'-S ONLY ONE. SAM DKVKItKS Ott.V CO. Fee the GZZUi X2ST 3f3Xa.a.O:i. Next Attraction Ltuplan Unrlesquers. THE IMPEItlAl. STOCK COlirANT. r.'j.ao. Romao and Juliet. TSi. "ifuch to be (old tr it. credit." rost-Dlspatch. Next Week "KI!IEI3." lntroducine W. H. 1'ascce. SKATING AT THE ICE PALACE, COOK AND CHANNIXfl AVGNUET Mon-lar Jtinlf-nlle rac. Turtwlaj On mil. ThurMluy Oranc racr. Palace II rated bjl fcteam. A'ln;I?Ion. 15c and ic. CONDEMNED HORSES FOR SALE. Office of the Comrniss!onr of Supplies. City Hall. Dec. 1, 1S00. Sealed proposals will be received by tha undersigned, to be opened at his office at 11 o'clock nt. on WEDNESDAY NEXT, DECEMBER 6TH. for the purchase of the following con demned property: Four horieo, condemned by the Fire De partment, which can r seen at Engine house No. 5. North Market and Twenty eecond streets. One horse, condemned by Fire Alarm; can bo seen at Droste's stable, Jefferson avenue nnd North Market. One horse, condemned by Commissioner of Public Jluildirgs; can be seen at Forest Park stables. Delrair and De Ballvlers avo nue. Call at thl3 office for blanks and further Information. Terms cash, on approval of bid by th Comptroller. FKED C. MEIER. Commissioner ot Supplies. ftUS FOR tynsw JvQMttOtV Makes Many Dishes TiLft Bruk- aflVfast IK: ooi' Tnde supplied ty AD M ROTIt GROCERY CO. EiilAiii PREMATURE QRAYNESS ;weoiuayajrM(ncc .moer a Hair RirHmfir WrMM i tb only ZkcnnlM pnpAiim fcttm WjSWI w""a iniianiij- rt-iorf httto -tar Br 0bDB91 va Mmuv AJMIMmtm ntflfWf 54E& irj ;iH ..... ...u. cwupil.lllHTMU oeaa lor punpaui. fri-ney I 'Voiir-vvnron Drua; CO VV allnnton are. and (ttt t.. and applied by M. reterson. ta f. Broadway. W1IA.IAM K. HOMES. B. 3. DIEKNEaTB. Prealdent. Secretary. ESTADLISTTED IN 1M. Aissoarl Mate Mntoal Fireail Maria Insurance Compaiy. Office No. :u caestaut St St. Loula. Mo. TeL llell Mala 2m. TeL Kanloca A 1M. rollclea Ar Written on Either Stock or Mutaal '" DIRECTORS. J. E. C. I ueas. VV m. r. Homtt. D. D. Walker. Henry C. Uaaratlck. J at. W. Bell. M. R. Orthweln. Jaa H. Kaima Atcuatca Nedlerflut. STOP USING DRUGS. Makanda Maxlc Mineral Springs W'aUr con tain a barpy Mendint; of nine delicate hcallntf comblnatlcD?. cornpound by the IncrutaMa pioctrs of nature; positively cares kidney an4 Ftomach trouble, rheumatism and all cafea Of irj.pura blood herttofore consldrni Incurabl bv th debtors bv anjr remedies found In tile Ilt of dietetics. Price Pr n re-trail on Juj. Mall orders a rpeclalty. Addrer fcr full particulars T. L. Ualley. Makanda. Jackson County. 111. Postal Telegraph Cable Go. Malm Office, Laclede Balldla, FOURTH AND OLIVE STREETS.. 400,000 MIlea Wire, 3,000 Ofleea, We woald be vleaaed ta baudl yowm Telearrauaa. xry . XIakma A jm . L . Lr w! t ' .t ..-s . -