THE REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. DECEMBER 4. 100.
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
for Rogers. Teet
& 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
White River Conference Closed at
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.
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.
BOXES, per year,
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
, 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
. 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.
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
i. Itinera! fron Third Baptist Church on Tues-
da;r. December 4. at X p. m. Interment in Belle-
WBHICKMANN On December 3. . at :I3
a. m., George Arthur AVerckmann, eon of 1'rank
J. and Mary Werekmann (nee Pulirer), aseJ 4
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
SEVERAL PASSENGERS HURT.
Four Men and a Hoy in the Chi-
cago and Northwestern Depot
I'ower-llousu Were Iii-
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
AUGUST CLVMAN. unction forcn-an; killed by
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
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.
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
MltS. ET1IKL BICKER. Sheboygan. Wii ,
MICHAEL McGREGOR. severely burned; may
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
Ihe total assescd value of nil railroads
lit the St;ye. upon their nilleage. trackage,
rolling stock and buildings on right-of-wajs
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:
Add. Deo. Add. Ded.
ellntoa .. ,
Cumberland ...... ..
lie Kalb ,,:.. ..
Oreene .... ...... ..
Hamtlmn .. .... ..
Mcfisac . -
Hock Inland ..
Ta2well .... .
WwHironl .. .
PORTO RICAN DELEGATES MEET.
Chamber Is Organized and a
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.
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.
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
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
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.
I'lrst Annual Corneal ion of rtetv
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
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
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.
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.
StaL ZjBsaa. " : .aa. Vbaj""""',"'--!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
t. wmtiiiT .t co.'s
lVItItiIIT & CO.. Uiitrlbuters. 800 Olive St.
710 Locust St., St. Louis, iio.
TOURVILLE CASE AFFIRMED.
United States Supreme Tribunal
Sustains Missouri Court,
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.
1& " i Irk
WJ WYCR0FF.SEAMAN3 & BENEDICT JA
nfl . ai laoaowar. Htto vv 111
,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
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.
Sale of Seats Thursday.
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.
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
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
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."
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
Tt Horn, of Folly- -:- Two Frolics Dally.
THEKE'-S ONLY ONE.
SAM DKVKItKS Ott.V CO.
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.
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
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
Four horieo, condemned by the Fire De
partment, which can r seen at Engine
house No. 5. North Market and Twenty
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
Terms cash, on approval of bid by th
FKED C. MEIER.
Commissioner ot Supplies.
Makes Many Dishes
Tnde supplied ty
AD M ROTIt GROCERY CO.
.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
;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.
ESTADLISTTED IN 1M.
Aissoarl Mate Mntoal Fireail Maria
Office No. :u caestaut St St. Loula. Mo.
TeL llell Mala 2m. TeL Kanloca A 1M.
rollclea Ar Written on Either Stock or Mutaal
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
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