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TUE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. DECEMBER 23. 1000.
Mermod & Jaccard's, Mermod & Jaccard's,
Mermod ft Jaccard's,
On BROADWAY, Cir. Ltcust.
Mermod ft Jaccard's,
On BROADWAY, Cor. Locust.
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Our own importation, mounted in our own factory by expert designers and diamond setters, in the newest and most
beautiful and fashionable designs.
Rings, solitaires aud clusters, at $10, 20, ."., :5,", 50 and up to $:i,i3()9
Brooches, exquisite holiday novelties, at $1(5, "JO, U-l, :() aud up to S'J.oOO
Ear Rings, new and beautiful designs, at ?20, :J0, -10 and up to $L,,f'00
Stnds, late fashionable mountings, at $7, 10, 15, 25 and up to $1,000
Lockets, all the new ideas, at $7, 10, 15, 20, 25, .,0, 50 and up to S'JOO
Scarf Pins, for ladies and gentlemen, at 515, 20, 25, :i) an 1 up to S,")0J
Bracelet, elemuitlv finished, at $-12.50, 50. l0, 75, 85 and up to $300
Sleeve Links, for ladies and gentlemen, at $10, 1-i, 18 and up to $5od
Tiaras and Aigrettes, exquisitety beautiful, at$ 00, 750 aud up to $-l,5Q
Necklaces, Diamond and Pearl, at S600, 8 A 1,000 and up to SlO,O00
Celebrated throughout America for their reliable and durable movements and beauty and fine finish of cases.
(Every Watch Guaranteed.)
Ladies' solid gold watches, at $2o, Zo, -to, (Jo, Oo and up to $2oo
Gentlemen's solid gold watches, at $'5o, 4o, Co, loo and up to $4
Ladies' chatelaine watches, bsr.utiful designs, $1-1, 2o and up to $75, ;
Stop watches for nurses, physician? and horse timers, $-loand up to$3oo
Minute regulators and minute repeaters, fine movements, S25o to $8oo
Mermod & Jaccard's name on a piece of Silverware is a guarantee that it is of the very finest
For boys and girls; nickel aud solid silver, at $0, 7.5or9, 12, 14 and $1S
Ladies' solid silver watches, at $('. 7, !), lo, 12, 14, 15 and $18
Gentlemen's solid silver watches, at $lo, 14, 17, 2o, 25, 'Ao, 4o and $15
Ladies' gold filled watches, at $15, 17, 2o, Do, '.), 4o and $45
Gentlemen's gold filled watches, at $1S, 2o, oo, 4o and $i
Solid silver Tea Spoous, sets of 0, at. . .$."J.5o aud up to $lo.5o
Solid silver Dessert Spoons, sets of (,at $7.5o and up to $17.25
Solid silver Table spoons, sets of (J, at $t2.5o and up to $24.5o
Solid silver Dessert Forks, sets of (, at $7.5o and up to $17.25
Solid silver Table Forks, sets of 0, at. .$12.5o and up to $24.5o
We are Sole Agents in St. Louis for Libbey's World-famous patterns, and sell only the best patterns and choice
products of the most celebrated cutters.
Nappies, with and without handles, at $2.00, 2.75, o, .'5.50 and up to $10
Solid silver Bon-Bc n Dishes, at S:i.5o, S4 and up to $36.oo
Solid silver Butter Dishes, at SO, lo, 2o, 24 and up to S48.oo
Solid silver Bread Trays, at . . .S22, 24, 20, :!d and up to Soaoo f
Solid silver Tea Se --, at S12o, 15S, 225 and up to $l,ooo
Chests of silver, ar.. . . .$25, 28,42,48, OS, 125 and up to $l)fW
Sugar and Creams, (per piir) at $5.00, 7.50, 0.00, l'.i, 15 and up to $21
Lemonade and Claret s, $5.50, 0.00, 0.00, 15, 18, 20 and up to $37?
Ice Cream Saucers, per d zn, S18, 21, 23, 28, 'V2, :58 and up to $48 t
Ice Cream Trays, $18 50 10.50, 22.50, 25, 'JO, :50 and up to $43 P
Punch Bowls, at $24.00, :30 00, :50.00, 40.00, GO, 118 and up to $150 1
Tumblers, per dozen, at $4.50. 5.00, 0.00, 8.00, 12, 10 and up to $45
Water Bottles, at $o.00, .'5.50, 4.00, 5.50, 0.00, 0.50, 7.50 and up to $10.50
Water Pitchers, at $5.50, 0.00, 7.00, 7.50, 0.00, 11, IS and up to $33
Fruit or Salad Bowls, at $5.50, 0.00, 7.00, 7.50, 9.00, 11, 13 and up to $42
Mermod & Jaccard's Clocks are guaranteed timekeepers, and besides they are of the most beautiful and uniqwt
designs of cases (all guaranteed).
Cuckoo and Cuckoo and Quail Clocks $1), 10, 14, 17, 22 and up to 233.00
"Marie Antoinette" Pillar Clocks, with Ormolu gold triraminp;s, reproductions of ,
historical clocks SHo, SO, 120 and up to $235.09 J
Mantel Clocks, American movements, gold finish, marbleied iron, porcelain, French
marble. &c 51.75, 2.50, o, 7, 10, 25, 40 and up to $250
Mantel Clocks, French movements, iron, gold finish, porcelain, china, marble and
onyx S4.50, 7, 9, 10, 12, 1G.50, 25, 40 and up to $325
Marble Clocks and Clock sets, art bronze trimmings,
$10, 22.50. 30, 40, (50 and up to $300.00
"Grandfather" Kail Clocks, oak and niRhoganv cases, cathedral gonsr.
S35.00 to S15O.091
With Whittington and Westminster Chimes S4oU.UU to SoO.
Mermod & Jaccard's Fine Quadruple Silver-Plated Table Wares are celebrated and their name on thenl
is an absolute guarantee of quality.
Triple silver plated Tea Spoons, sets of 6, at $1.50, 1.75 and up to $2.75
Triple silver plated Dessert Spoons, sets of G, at $2.75, 3 and up to $5.00
Triple silver plated Table Spoons, sets of G, at $3, 4, 5 and up to $5.50
Triple silver plated Dessert Forks, sets of 6, at $2.75, 3 and up to $5.00
Triple silver plated Table Spoons, sets of 6, at $3, 4, 5 and up to $5 50
Baking Dishes, nickel and silver plated, $2.50, 3, 5, 7 and up to $25.00 J
Chafing Dishes, nickel and silver plated, $2.50, 4, 0, 1) and up to $50.00
Quadruple silver plated Ice Pitchers. S3.50, 5, 5.50, 7 and up to $20,091
Quadruple silver plated Fruit Bowls, $3.75, 4.50, G, 8 and up to $18Jjff
Quadruple silver plated Tea Sets, $9, 10, 15, 20, 25 and up to $55.00
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LEFT THE CITY.
Unusual State of Affairs Develops
at Inquest on the Body of
RICHARD MARSHALL IS HELD.
Shooting of Michigan Man in Al
Plack's Saloon Declared to Ite
Unjustifiable by Cor
Dputj- Coroner Fltzslmmons developed
an unusual Etate of affairs yesterday morn
ing at tho inquest upon the body cf Charles
Lambert. 'Rho was shot last Saturday night
by Richard Marshall In Al l'lack's saloon
at Ninth and Market streets.
Only two witnesses, besides tho police, ap
peared to tesUfy. and Investigation ehoned
that at lea&t one eyewitness to the shoot-
moval Sale of
must, can and
will be sold, in
order to pre
pare for a new I
TH6 First Lot pnsM ifw" St.
calf lined, double sol; :snoe. An (
sizes A to E A lo 12. at ),9U
I AI HM -Numbr 131, box cair.
LQI flOi a tbrr-solcd shoes: In
T.mble corn, biatK or tin, soli' nt 3..v
sizes 4 to 12. A to KK, n f"
oar price fCitfU
I Af HM Q All or our hlch-cut
LUI HGl O "Morm KiDfcM.- lots 7b.
80 and W. which are hold t'om f3-uioS.
ot which we oldil pslr Inst atu 1jv:
no two pair to a cuslimer: aam J" ft
removal sale price. OaiOU
ml JA J All or our t' and 10
LSI 110. Florsheim's pate ft
leather and enamel shoes. (A ftp
Lit Nil 5 toxciU.
kid -hoe. all ize and
enamel or vlcl
These shoes 'will noltielv suit a
man who has twen buIns J4 iini fj
Shoes. Only two pair to a customer.
A full line of Slippers and patent
leather pumps, clean reduction of 13
to 25 per cent.
Jn order to aoid tho crowds, shop
early. Store open eenincs until 8
o'clock, Saturday until 10.10. Out-of-town
orders filled. If accompanied by
P. 8. We have a full line of bool
which aere made to retail for Jo
which xfc ore cIo4nir Aa im
out at $4a C3
HARRIS SHOE CO.
520 PINE ST.
Ini; hid left the cltj. The jvollce hae been
unable to locate any of these.
I-amlwrt's homo was in M. John, Mich.
After the shooting he was taken to the
City Hospital, where he died Thursdiy.
Kitzstmmons notified the police 1'riday to
hao the witnesses present for the iriqmst
Siturdjy mornit. Whtn the iioliee .et
about to locate tho witiif-s-es it wa- found
that Officer Jesse Hit.kt. whu made the
report, had forgotten to record thiir name".
Hickey was off duty Kridaj. and tould not
be found. When lie arrived at the Cor
oner's office r.esttrday morning he was sur
prised to lind none of the witnesses present.
It was sUKKeslul ut lirst that the hearlni;
be postponed, but Hlckey said he' couht
IViyS thc witnesses present In half an hour.
While ho was gone, I'iack. the saloJii
lueper, and William Collins of Xo. 1013
orin Fourteenth street came in.
Hicltey found that John o'llrlen, the por
ter in Mack's saloon, had Kone to Arkan
sas. He was an ejewitness. None of the
other wituesies could bo tr.ic.-d. Cfiiiiiw li.ni
not been subpoenaed. He said he came
oluntarily. because he knew Marshall and
had seen the shootlns. When ho entertJ
the saloon, lio said, he saw the men iu.ir
reltnR. One of them was Marstnll. and tho
other, he learned after the affray, was
Iimbert. Lambert, he sild. made it motion
toward his back pcektt. An Instant later
there was a shot. Collins said he hastemd
to a closet, as ho did not want to see an
thirg of the trouble.
I'iack said the killing was uncalled for.
He said he was standing behind the liar
when Lambert came In. There was no quar
rel, he sal J, when Marshall, wrmiiiKly
without provocation, drew- u revolver and
Hlckey repeated Lambert's antemortem
statemnt at the City Hospital. It was to
mo errect tnat lie went to me saloon to
get "a beer." While there he heard Mar
shall say something. Thinking he had been
addressed, re turned to "k Marshall what
lie hud said. Marshall r piled: "I'll shovv
jou." so Limbert slid, ana lired.
The jury held Marshall on a 'verdict ot
STOLE FELLOW-CLERKS' COATS
l'undle Wrapper Hrazier Confesbed
When I'lnceil ruder Arrest.
IKi. Hnizler a bundlew rapper at Nu
gent's dry goods store, at Uroadway ami
Washington avenue, was arrested by de
tectives Williams and Shevlln jesterdav on
a chnrgo of stealing overcoats- from Mlow
empiojrs. Five weeks ago clerks In the store mUseil
their ovircoat". which were stolen from
the cloakroom. A natch was ei imi nn
clew- w.is found and finally a report was j
mado to the police. Detectives Williams '
unu enevun were assignea to the ease. In
visited the storu jesterday afternoon. In
tho bundle-wrapping room they met Lewis
Brazier, who. they recalled, had been ar
rested soma time ngo In connection with .i
thoft. At thut time his companion was j
"m n ine worKiiouse. out lite relatlve-i
of Hrazler. who Is well connected, saved
Itrazler was arrested by the detective"
and ho readily admitted h's tlentlty. but
denied the stealing of the overcoats. When
he was confronted by Chief Desmond bo
broke down and confessed. His method
was to walk into the cloakroom nt mou
tlmo and put on un ovrcoat that suited
him. He would pawn the coat while cut
for dinner. This trick he admlt. he plaved
fiom tlav to da.r. He said he panned nine
coats Seven of thee were re'covrei jes
terday. Application for warrant-, will Le
BURGLAR DRESSES THREE FAMILIES
i VICTIM'S CLOTHES. FOUGHT FLAMES.
Alonzo Pape Found His Wardrobe
Looted and Tattered Garineiils
in Place of His Xew fc?uit.
HE SEARCHED FOR A CLEW.
Disnueied Letter Which Led to
the Arie.st of Henry John-
s-on. a Negro Coat Pii-
ouer Wore Identiticd.
Karly Jloniinir Fire ou Page Ave
nue Caused Great Excitement
and Did Much Damage.
SEVERAL NARROW ESCAPES.
.Mrs. Frederick Schmidt Was
Dragged From Her House by
Gregory O'Brien, Who
Lives Next Door.
CStiltl speelHclcs for Aiiiiin l.lfls.
Also ej egl isses, J3 and upward, will be
lined to the recipient-, after Chrlftnus by
our exert optician. Dr. Ilond. Mrrmcd Ac
Jaccard's, Uroadway and Locust.
HOW BOYS WILL COME HOME.
Order of Sailing of ileginients in
Philippines Is Announced.
Manila Dec. "-The early passage of the
a"n-j; "'"I I" re-ult in the tranp6rMtlon
i.h" vo",I1,t.-r nd resulars m transiwrts
without chartering other vessels j,i with
out leaving the towns unrrotected. The
order of sailing is as follows:
Thlrjv-seventh Infantry, Lleventh Cav
alry, 1 Him -sixth. Thirty-fourth. Twenu
si'venth. Thirtieth.- Twentj -sixth, Thirti
thlrd. Twenty-second. Twentl -ninth
Thirty-tif th Tw ent, -eighth. Thinyrst.
Thirty-nliith. Fort-lifth. Kortj -sixth.
I ort-fourth, rort-thinl. Seventh For
tieth. Fortj-eighth, Fi rty-second, ' Fortv
ninth. Forty-first and Fortv-vighth ln
fantrv. If the regiments Fall at an average of one
a week, all will be transported by July
MR. SPRAGUE SAYS
Husy people will lind the service at tho
Dellcutessen Lunch Itooms very fast.
Alonzo I.me nf JCo 1313 North Ninth
street was visited by a new kind of a bur-liar.
While ho was asleep the fellon forced an
entrance lo his house and proceeded to
help himself to valuables After satisfy
ing his hunger in the dining-room, the in-
truder proceeded to look for better raiment. I
Tiigo bad onl recently purchased a new
outfit. It was to the burglar's liking, and ,
he proceeded to divest himself of his old '
rags and don I'age's new rlotlxs. When
the culprit had mado tho exchange he liuu,r
Ids old clothes In the closet where he had
found the others and left the house, much
b'tter pleas. ,1 with his personal appiar-
In his haste he forgot to remove the pa
p rs from his ol, clothes, and the-e proved
his undoing In one of the ockeis of the
old Princo Ails-rt coat was n letter ad-lies--etl
tn "Frank Johnson"
I'age was greillv put out nt the loss of
his wardrobe, but tile shock was not so
Kreat that he forgot to place the letter In
the hands of the iioliee.
On the strength of the letter I'olicemen
Hunting mid Delaney of the Fourth Dis
trict nrrestnl Frank Johnson, a ntgro. Frl
dav night Vsler"lay morning I'age Iden
tified the cut Johnson was wearing as that
which was stohn from his house A vvar
nnt . harglng burqliry in the first degree
and larcen followed.
BRAND-NEW CONFIDENCE GAME.
Jhs. J'etlie P.rooks Victimized by
A new form of lonfi-leuce g-iuie was em
plojed jetC!dH-afternoon by an unknown
Ilf.r'n. tn l. Inn..l 1t II i. ..
-.-.,." . 'i--iiKi -,ii-. ieuic urooKS. n no
Hies at No 117: O'l-allori street H an ap
peal to her mother love he sue ceeilt-d In
uepmtng lur or the Utile ho.ml she had
laid by fir OliriMinj.
'Ih mm call.il at htr home at 4 o'clock,
sdjing that hi was sent bj Sherman llnr
.! n or No ios lliildle street, who Is cm
ploiiii as a car washer at Lnion Station.
Mrs Urooks knous H.irdin well, and tho
n-.ui s conversation indicate,! a u0 jlltl.
"ac; "-' -v-i!d that he had been telling
Hardin that he had an opportunity to get
a good piisition fur the rlht sort of bo.
but knu, no one who would exactly fill the
bill. Haidiu had referred him to her, saj
Ing that she had a son who would bo the
-Mrs Urooks produced the Imy. glad to
get him work. The stranger decided that he
would lie acrcptabli-, and told him to go
get on his best clothes. n conruslon the
mother admitted that he wab then weariinj
the best he had. but on hearing that his
chance of acceptance would be c-ry slim If
re presented himself In such garb Mrs
Urooks decided tint she had best get him
a ne-w suit. Soon the stranger and the boy
and $S left Mrs. Hrooks's house.
A few moments later the bov returned
and said that within two blocks of the
house the man had robbed him and fled.
The boy and mother appealed to the Fourth
District police !at night, and the officers
are now working on the case.
Mlk t'mbrellua for loiai, $2 to ljUO.
Tight roll, neat, fashionable, best silks,
best frames, handsomest handles, at Mer
mod & Jaccard's. Broadway and Locust.
I'rcMlilent Thomas' Denial.
Nashville. Tenn.. Dec. 22. The story sent
out from Atlanta that Malor John W.
Thomas will retire fiom the presidency of
the Nashville. Chattanooga and St T.m,l
Hallway in July is. he sus, absolutely I
Fire, which broke out at 2 o'clock jester
day morning, destroyed the home of Freder
ick Schmidt, at No. 4O10 I'age avenue, and
badly damaged adjoining houses. Mrs.
Schmidt, who was alone In the house when
the tire was- discovered, was- dragged out by
Oregory O'Urien. who lives at No. 4O03 I'age
uvenue, immediately adj lining the Schmidt
The house at No. 4012 Page avenue, owned
and occupied by John iteehll. was- damaged
to a considerable extent, the flames melting
the windows and burring the carpets. Tha
lire occasioned much excitement ami a large
crowd gathered to watch the progress of tho
flames, which hail been communicated to the
The Schmidt home was a one-story frami
houso. Mr. Schmidt was In Cubanne when
thc hlaze started, but arrived before It was
extinguished. Mrs Schmidt was awakened
hv a choking odor and a bright glare. She
ran screaming to the rear of the house and
began to dress. The flames were closing In
on her when voting O'Hrlen rushed from his
home and, throw Irg some bed clothing about
her. dragged her to the street. After leaving
the house Mrs. Schmidt made nn attempt to
re-enter to secure some valrables. but was
detained by nelghoors.
Meanwhile, an alarm of fire bad been
turned In and engine companies Noi. 2S. 17
and 9 responded. Uefore they arrived the
kitchen of the O'Urien home had caught
(ire, and smoke was pouring from the Itee
hll home, on the west. 1 lie flames wtra
soon under control, but not until the
Schmidt home was totnlly destroyed. The
kitchen and garret In the O'Brien residence
urn badly damaged.
Charles Tresenrlter. his wife and daugh
ter Anna occupy the upper flat of the Itee
hll house. They were awikened by the
crash of glass and the bright glare.
With the bursting of the glass the room
rapidly filled with smoke and th Tresen
rlters were forced to leave In their night
clothes. The flames were sucked In through
the windows, and destroyed the walls, car
pet and clothing.
Downstairs Mr. and Mrs. Keehll weie
awakened In the -ame manner. On ac
count of the close proximity of thc burning
house the heat was unbearable, and t'-ey
were forced to seek refuge outside, without
stopping to dress A large part of the fur
niture was damaged In removing It from J
Mrs. Heehll stated jesterday that her loss
would be about $1,000. fully covered by In
surance. The Schmidt home is a total loss,
nothing being saved, excepting the bed
clothing which Mrs. Schmidt carried out.
She spent the remainder of the night with
Mrs. W. T. Bailey of No. 4006A Page ave
nue. The origin of the Are is a mystery. It Is
the theory of Mrs. Schmidt that the blaie
was communicated to the roof through a
PLAYING CARDS. In all of the latest de
signs. Itawllngs Sporting Goods Company.
63 Locust street.
Araaa Cards and Calendars.
The most beautiful designs and largest
variety ever shown. Be to J10. at Mermod &
Jaccard's, Broadway and Locust.
- Fall Indrr Passenger Train.
Hlgbee. Mo.. Dec. 12. Thomas Ware of
Uraldwood, III., in attempting to get off
the fast passenger on the Alton here to
day, was thrown under the train and had
one leg crushed off.
GOLF GOODS. Clubs, caddy bags, balls
and everything pertaining to the sport.
Special holiday designs. Itawllngs Sporting
Goods Coracan. S3) Locust atrHL
HE'LL NOT RESIGN.
Secretary of Interior Denies the
Report That He Is to Quit
IS FRIENDLY WITH PRESIDENT.
Declines Xo General Changes in
Missouri's Federal Officers Are
Contemplated Talks of
WALNUT PARK ASKS
Villagers Lay Their Case l'efore
Chief Swingley. Who Hopes
to Gratify Them.
THE DEMANDS ARE MODEST.
Northwestern Suburb. Having Se
emed Water and Lights,
Now Organizing Volunteer
No general changes In the Federal otlices
In Missouri are contemplated by President (
McKlnley. said Ethan A. Hitchcock. S.s:re
turv of the Interior. lat night. W'hllo
there mnv be no general changes, jji.
HItrliock did not say that there would nat
bo a few In the Federal appointees.
The Secretary of the Interior arrived from
Washington last night. He v.as accompa
nied by his two daughters. Mrs. Hitchcock
having preceded them by a week. He de
clared the trains were filled with people go
ing homo to upend the holldH. and he was
glad to get back to St. I-ouls with hi" fam
ily to enjoy the Christmas fe'tlvitles.
Mr. Hitchcock declared he would not re
sign from the Cabinet; th-it stories to that
iffict printed In the newspapeiH were rn
foiinded. "The President kindly asked all hl Cabi
net officials to remain." said he. "and sto
ries- that I would resign are without founda
tion. The relations between Mr. McKlnley
and myself are the most frlendlv. a they
are with all his official famllj. I do not be
lieve It will be the policy of the President to
make any general order relating to thc Fed
eral appointees In Missouri, removing them
or an thing like that." He declared that he
had not seen Mr. Aklns since the time he ;
came home to vote. "Nor have I hnd any j
communication with him." he continued. I
Concerning the St. Louis- World's Fair, Mr. j
Hitchcock said: f
"I am in fuvor of the St. Louis World's t
Fair and believe It should bo greater than '
the Chicago World's Fair. It should cmn- ,
pure In every respect wltn tho vast develop- '
ment of the country.
"lhe Lulled .Males has nJered "' era
of unpreceaentid progress and development. I
The exports alo increasliiK to voudrtul
proportions. Why. even cslerduy. a s.nlp-
load of locomotives left Fhllailcl.phta lor j
south American points. The country wus
ntver In a more prosperous) condition. Tbe '
feeling engendered in the Inst campaign has '.
subsided, and the eountry Is united. We j
have great opportunities, and American j
push is reaching out In every direction, i
Foreign countries. Germany and England, I
are beginning to lose their export trade in j
the rompctltion with the United States.
The countries of tho Old World are coming
to us not only for our manutacturrd prod- j
urts. but for money." j
Mr. Hitchcock will remain In St. Louts
until next Friday. This is the first vaca
tion he has had since assuming the outl-s '
ot office, and. as he said last night, he pro
poses to enjoy it. He will deliver an address
before the St. Louis Republican .Club, at Its
meeting at" the Louisiana building, on Vnu
deventer avenue, next Wednesday nlgnt.
Opera Glasaea for Xraas Gifts.
Fine lensc". leather, pearl and French
enamel frames, J2.7G to MT. at Mermod &
Jaccard's. Broadway and Locust.
NEW TROOP AT BARRACKS.
Detat hmeut of Fifth Cavalry, Just
From Porto Rico.
A troop of the Fiflh United States Cavalry,
consisting of three officers and 1C8 men. who
have been In active service In Porto Itico. ar
rived in the city early this morning. They
passed through Union Station and went di
rect to Jefferson Barracks, to which post
they are assigned to do garr".on duty.
The cavalry boys arrived at Newport News
Friday and Immediately took train via Bis ,
Four Itoute for St. I.ouls. With them aro I
IS horses and 70.0W pounds of baggage. f I
The residents of Walnut Park, who suc
ceeded in getting water pipes laid two
months ago and city lighting extended to
them one month ago. are now trying to
eiiulp a local volunteer fire department.
The pnrk Is two miles from the nearest
engine-house, that in Baden, to which the
ulrt roadwny Is often impassible.
Despairing of getting an engine of their
own, they have offered to furnish the power
ard the service If the city will supply equip
ment To this end tho local Improvement associ
ation appointed C. I- l-axlan a committee
of one to confer with Chief Swlnglev. He
nos been granted two Interview. -'n
nr ail mechanics who have no money to j
throw atfjj." raid .Mr. I.ttlcn, "but we !
have plenty of nm-rle to run whatever out
fit jou will give ue, and we'll build our own
As at present projected, the plan of the
Walnut Park Improvement Association Is
to get only a hose and reel. Thev do r.ot
Insist on new hoe, even one that Is some
whit leaky will suffice, for having no en
gine it would nrnbatile hnhl nnUr at ilia
After listening to Mr. Laxlan'si statem nt I
of the position Chief Swingley assured him 1
that It was his belief that the city eou'd
aid as desired, and that ere long tr-e rurk !
will be In DOsesslon of a fire ilt-n.irtm.nl t
as well as of water and lighting facilities.
This accomplished, the Improvement associ
ation will bring its powers of persuasion to
bear upon Messrs. Buumhoff and Jenkins
for better transportation.
The officers of the Walnut Park Improve
ment Association are: President. John
nanc-: vice president. N J. Nelson; secre
tary. Edward Heuer. and treasurer. A. E.
ORGANIZED FOR EXCURSIONS.
Change in Management of Business
Men's Outings Made.
At a rec-nt meeting of thc Executive
Committee of Merchants and Manmactur
rs' incursion No. 4 it was decided to make
a radical change In tne management. Here
tofore the excursions have been managed
by a chairman who was assisted by a spe
cial committee. This arrangement is sup
planted by the election ot a president, vice
president, secretary and treasurer and an
Executive Committee consisting of tweaty
H S. Tuttle. former chairman, was
chosen president; Nat Wetzel, vice presi
dent; W. P. Selley. secretary, and U N.
Burns, treasurer. Excursion No. 4 will be
run Into Oklahoma, Kansas and Indian Ter
ritory. Several towns In Arkansas will be
visited on the return trip. It wilt last five
days and six nights, leaving St. Louis Jan
uary 2J. President Tuttle has received a
number of applications from large local
firms which desire to be represented.
Throughout the trip Pullman service will
be used. It Is proposed to run three sleep
ers, a dining car and baggage car. The
number of sleepers will be Increased If nec
essary. The territory to be visited Is one
of the best tributary to St. Louis, and it is
believed that the number of excursionists
will be greater than on any previous trip.
Following is the proposed Itinerary, which,
however, may be changed In a few details:
On the Frisco, from St. Louis. Mo.; Vtnlta.
I. T.: Claremore, L T.: Tulsa. I. T.; Sapui
pa. I. T.: Stroud. Ok.; Chandler. Ok.;
Luther. Ok.; Oklahoma City, Ok., via A
T. &. S. F., Edmond, Ok.: Guthrie. Ok.;
Perry, Olc; Newklrk. Ok.; Arkansas City,
Kas.; Wlnfleld. Kas.: Wichita. Kas..
via Rock Island Route, Wellington,
Kas.; Caldwell. Kas.: Medford, Kas.;
Pond Creek. Ok.; Enid. Ok.; Hen-
ncssy. Ok.; Kingfisher. Ok.: El Remj
Ok., via G. X. ".. Shawnee. Ok.; Wewotef
). South McAIester. Ok.: via M.. K. ti
T.. Eufaula. I. T.; Museogee.-Ok.: Wagons;?
Ok., via M. P., Fort Gibson. L T.; Salissa.
I. T.; Fort Smith. Ark., via Frisco. Vnj
Bcren. Ark.: Favettev ille. Ark.: SprlngdsH;
Ark.; Rogers. Ark.; Sellgman. Ark.: Kursb..
springs. Ark., ana si. louis. stops ot iroar
thlrty minutes to three hours will be maaS
at each of these cities. g
BABE DIED OnTtRAIN.
Mother and Foster Tarent Weep!
Earl Euinger. the 7-montlis-oId. baby of
Mrs. Mary Edinger. died in It mother's
arms yesterday on a vvaoasn train
route to this citv. The adoDtcd mother axt
rather of the child. Mr. and Mrs. Charle
Houser. of No. 1G18 South Elgiith street.
were on the train at the time.
Mrs. Edinger and Mrs. Houser were !
most prostrated by the event, as both wtnrl
deenly attached to the child.
Mrs. Housera parents live on a farm near .
St. Charles, Mo., and she went thither two
weeks ago, taking the baby with her. Walls
there the little boy became sick and yes
terday at noon Mrs. Edinger received
telegram asking her to come lmmcdlatrir
to St. Charles If she wished to see is
child alive. The child was still living when
she reached St. Charles and she determiarf f
to bring him at once to St. Louis, wlar
better medical treatment eou'al be 0
talncd, but the baby died en route.
Tirvr Year's Malllnc- Cards.
Place jour orders early all work rtSBjSI
in our own stationery factory. Mermod I
Jaccard's. Broadway and Locust.
DIDN'T TURN OFF THE FLAME, j
Mrs. Sarah M. Laud Puinfnljf
Burned by Gasoline.
Mrs. Sarah 31. Land of No. 10a Ol
street was burned painfully about the at
and face Friday night by the explosion
a gasoline stove. W'hile she was prcparW
supper the tank on the stove bees
Ill her hurry Mrs. I -and attempted
renii the tank without turning out the !
Some of the gafoline was spilled on t"
blaze, and Instantly there was an exjlr
sion. The flames flared up In her face. It
fueling painful, but not serious, lnjunts-Youna-
Knrmer Runs Amnrk.
Mattoon. 111.. Dec. 22. terrible cutti
affray occurred In this city this after
from the effects of which Will McSh
will probably die. His assailant. t
Smith, a young farmer. Is in custody.
No matter how hard your
cough is or how long you have
had it, yoa want to get rid or
it, of course. It is too risky
to wait until you have con
sumption, for sometimes it's
impossible to cure this disease,"
wv . M
If you are coughing today,;
don't wait until tomorrow, but'j
get a bottle of our Cherry Pec
toral at once and be relieved.
Tkree lxe: 25c 58c, $1.80.
If yonr dragfiit cannot topply yon. """
olUr and w will express lant bpttls toyoa.
11 charges prepaid. Be tore yon rite na Jtm
nearest exprea. offlca. Address, J. C. ATXa CO.