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Patent Leather, Patent Kid and Tan
Shoes with all the late kinds of
heel, toe and sole made on the swell
lasts of "1901" the biggest crop on
sale in our store to be found in
St. Louis.
$3,50 to $5.00
St. Louis, U. S. A.
that is less than four months old. The
Great Budweiser and all beers used for
bottling purposes are five to six months old,
which makes them the most healthful brews.
French Scientists Claim That
Heat, Not Frost, Kills Fruit
' Result of Interesting Experi
ments Announced.
Washington, May J8. The French agricul
turists Intend to tight frost and grasshop
pers' as well as hailstorms with cannon and
smoke, according; to an Interesting report
received at the. State Department from Con
sul Covert, at Lyons.
It has Just been determined to hold an
international cannon congress at Lyons In
November next, and Consul Covert Is au
Adopted by the Illinois Society of
St. Louis.
The following resolutions, adopted by the
Illinois Society of Bt. Louis on the death cf
ex-Governor John R. Tanner, v. ill be for
ararded to his widow to-day:
With colon draped and arms reversed. Illinois
gnosrns U Ion of her ever-falthrul on. John It
Tanner. As a daring boy-soldier, serving In a
command distinguished for dangerous expedition
and desperate fighting, he was tho peer of am
la manhood, an able legislator, an honi --..
J f1'" executive, he showed that . i,.
same tatrtotUm that n . hi. -,-,.. .. S" ,h
irf22?JS?!?Jl,"h championed with ill the
SSSJrSt.n.p,!I?,n,l"t3r- Whatever he b'
nSrtt S2diSJOT?ES wlth the me lritreSfa
souga'd? mn ,he "
theest tSS'S? hS4!,?" st "d hi, people.
RlIV2yer v. he did much to Hie dlrec
WeYu fife"0"" "" tne Ktt "HimoSweilfh
lntlw fiercest political control v .ki..1 ....
SRja&i .torm" n.e"r noTrekt'h" wSPevef"
Bl5. against his personal Integrity.
TKrJi'SS.V?!? which it will not recover soon.
. .,- ,," cl . "' nu recover soon.
V-&.8?. it ,enrea faithfully and wel
tsnder pur sincere symnath-r.
art tan
th. t- ESvSS.? " mourning the lota of
gttenaw huabana ana father, we mingle our
JUMtuiiliea sons w. the member of the Illinois
SSiiX. if if "! are bowed with grief, be-
nn? faai mniHS'h KId.''r- cl,1"n a- -nan.
cas answered the arlm summons.
JH2JJAtlE mulviiuij
"t Louis. Mar X8. imi. Committee.
Ceataaay Ow-alasr 113 Prodnclng
WeUs to Operate la Ueanmont
The best Investment proposition offered
'? Beaumont neld ls that presented by
the i Five States Oil and Gas Company, with
SKL "ff o 2H lands Jn Pennsylvania.
Ohio. Indiana. Louisiana . and -Texas, own-
SfniS-? proi5?5y worth nra,0oo, and con
trolling: an additional $350,000 worth. One
"""reo and twelve -producing oil wells are
? property, with pipe lines compPeted.
SfimEL?81 t"ra,pt;W.000 annually, and
If ?IlSLiW.ells-Tr"i 'np"? the returns.
If you desire a dividend-paying Investment
on baaiior actual cost- of property, one
2SL 'i!?,,utflj' "!&. ?und and "" t
ISPS wrlte tmmedlately for Information
K3Lrfe..n8 t0 tt J- Hopkins, Chairman
Committee. Beaumont. Tex.
t.i11!" copPany guarantees that every dol
j&jy&ferff th8 baS'9 8,aUd
Privilege, Extended to Exiled
Queen of Madagascar.
Algiers. May 21 Queen Ranavolana of
Madagascar haa started, for Jarls. This ls
SJJSSL,'"?1 Ve Frf nc. Government has
vsSiisvs 8lnce she was -
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yary aala for yon to aar It la a. mod ni.r
iSF.2,wL?0..f0', - Thay are the best Judges
tLt&SI?i,thjr m ? Judges of
SS.?. Jrm always safe, very
?&. ttalr being the best" Judges (men
H J&- atttiw the ,ryoutilde
ISft 'S.lMr "nonwtMl always a little
!! Onll Laava It to tha womenll
ta4tts.BaUeTea lawaaaata.
s.nininaa Oupmud Angostura Bitters.
Dr. J.Ms Fcrausson,
star- af TMe Puw 511 -Sarin troY-
VATX and Chronic Diseases. lotH Wash
lagton aT..-.gT. IACU. MO.
cans! wtUmts
gRsl isiiiiiss. Cart) 9w'.
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What Makes
Good Beer?
Fine materials and the
time to properly ma
turecalled "being
on lager." No beer
leaves the vaults of the
Famous the world over for its tonic qualities,
recommended by physicians everywhere, is
prepared by this association.
thorized to extend an Invitation to Ameri
cans to take part.
The success that has attended the experi
ment of firing at approaching hailstorms, to
prevent their ravages upon French vine
yards, has prompted steps for a still fur
ther extension of the usage of cannon In
agricultural society circles..
The theory prevails In some quarters that
It Is not the frost Itself which blasts tho
budding fruit, but the sun's rays following
a night of frost, which find the grape, al
ready sensitive from the cold, an easy vic
tim to the heat.
Cannon fired horizontally, over vineyards
at Astl at sunrise produced Interesting re
sults. A strip of vineyard 500 feet wide,
over which the smoke from two cannon
had been spread, was entirely protected
from the effects of the frost, while the
vines on either side were badly Injured.
An Invasion of grasshoppers Is announced
to occur this summer in Southern Algeria,
and the cannons' mouths aro to be turned'
against them, also.
The "Sour Dough" Hostelry Has
Some Peculiar Rules.
Lew Harper, chief clerk of the Southern
Hotel, ls In receipt of a letter from Law
rence A. Davis, former key clerk at the
Southern, dated Dawson. Yukon Territory.
There is nothing remarkable about the let
ter, except the letter head of the hotel ra
per upon which It ls written. The letter
head reads:
Sour Dough Hotel. No. 1J33 Icicle Avenue
tveWcuur1 ' M'-""'-0
Every known fluid, water excepted, sold at the
Private entrance for ladles by ladder In the
.nR,t.e,fI:..?.!!. mrVi (W)) pr d rate.
r.!5ilnI,,'rs ana ,h gmbllng-"perfesh "
Indians and niggers charged double.
On each side of the letter head are tha
house rules, as follows:
n?U,?fiS. W"L ? Provided with breakfast
flinch must hustl thelr own
"Bpiked boots must be removed at night.
"DoR2.not aowed in the bunks.
..Sand, s nd hot water charged extra.
I'Towels changed weekly.
n.--?,T hueck, jtudhorse poker and
BiwJa& Ktmes J"", tne management:
Dogs bought and sold. ' .
"Insect powder for sale at the bar."
St Lonisans Want Part of Estate
Claimed by Indian Woman.
James F. Savllle of No. 04 North Blxth
street ls searching for his sister, Mrs. L.
M. Montgomery, who disappeared from
her home In this city two years ago, that
they may together lay claim to one-third
of the estate of their uncle, John T. Black
burn. The estate ls valued at I30.O0O. and
the property ls located In Washburn Coun
ty, Minnesota,
Recently a. half-breed Indian woman filed
ault In the Washburn County Court, claim
ing 'the estate. She alleged that her mother
waa Blackburn'a wife and that aha is the
child born to them. Other helra are Mrs.
McKee of Los Angeles, Cal., and a Mr.
Hastings of McCracken. Kas.. children of
Blackburn'a two sisters.
Attend the auction sale to-day of art
wares and cut glass of the Merrick. Walsh
& Phelps collection at Olive and Sixth
Orders for the Army.
Washington, May 28. The following army
orders were issued to-day:
First Lieutenant Wra. FJsous, Jr., Nineteenth
Infantry, ls at his own request relieved front
doty at the United States Unitary Academy and
will Join his regiment. '
First Lieutenant Alfred Kennlngton. Fifth
Caalrr. Is transferred to the Tenth Cavalry.
. tY"J0 nftH?J1CLu granted Second Lira
tenant Robert Peck. Twenty-seventh Infantry.
Captain Eugene Fechet. Signal Corps, will pro
ceed from this city to Detroit on official buit-
Lleutensnt Colonel Thomas Hamer. Thlrtr
raeventh Volunteer Infantry, and Major At hi V.
lantry, are honorably dlsclurzed from the atrvlCa
of the United states, their regiments hatfngbeea
1.1 iuir services oeing no longer
Contract Surxec
ontract Surgeon Herbert Hatch ls relieved
from duty In the department of Alaska and m
proceed to San Francisco for annulment of con
First Lieutenant Christopher Collins. Assistant
Burgeon. Is relieved from further OntTMtn.
United mates General HossltaTrealdto St iii.
Francisco, and will proceed to Fort BaraM T to
relieve .Contract Surgeon Artlmr SinlthTwlJo wilt
proceed to his home for annulment of eoitri-t
'CtimrtUTgeon Matthew DeXSy laSSKd
as a member iot the ExamliuapBoard at fS?
ilr-reged?0 "gS5 SarSy!
Ad4lras Bauek lilt Fara'well.
Adojphua Busch just prior to departing
for Europe yesterday, aent a telegram from
New York to tha AnheuaeT-Busch Brew
Ins; Association expressing thanks to the
entire official staff for its hearty aad loyal
support, and hoped that all would serve the
new president In tha chair aa faithfully and
with as much energy as heretofore. With
mese wianea no on a nearty faraweU to all.
Famous Case, Which Has Stirred
Several Counties, Will Soon
Reach the Jury.
Montlcello. Mo., May IS. Evldenco In the
Ilartlett murder trial was concluded tit the
morning session.
The State's case' in rebuttal covered sev
eral points. Bartlett on yesterday after
noon testified that Edwards cut fashes on
his face and neck with u whip. To-day
several ntlne?es'. Including the ofllccrs
who arrested Bartlett, were used In an ef
fort to prove that no cuts were observed
on Bnrtlctt's face when arrested.
Evidence of County Collector I.ndd nnd
of Matt McKee, Judge McKee's son. tended
to explain tho finding of the blood stains
on the second "step. They were In tho
Masonic Hall on the third floor. After the
shooting they looked out of the window
and saw Edwards expectorate blood on this
step. They say that Edwards's feet were
on the third step below the step on which
blood was found.
Whip at Factor.
Charles Glerhold, a harnessmaker. of
whom Ednurds bought the whip, testified
that Edwards told him ho was coin to
whip Bartlett with It. Ho showed where
the whip would break easily If plied se
verely. He brought Into court a whip
which he (-aid was tho kind sold to Ed
wards. This whip waa broken Into pieces.
When offered in evidence. It developed that
the broken whip did not bear the same
label as Edwards's whip.
Various witnesses testified that they, saw
Bartlett with a cane In the month of Feb
ruary. Mrs. Bartlett and Nellie Bartlett had
sworn that Bartlett had lost his cane In
the early part of the winter.
Jury Instructed.
At 2:30 o'clock this afternoon court met
and, Instructions were given to the Jury.
Tho Instructions cover the usual ground In
regard to the right of self-defense anil the
piesumptlon of Innocence. The instructions
uko cover the first and second degrees f
murder and fourth degree of manslaughter.
The Jurv ls given to understand that It
ls for ft to decide whether Edwards's
whip was a deadly weapon or not. Ono
Insttuction on the part of the defense states
that Bartlett had a right to defend himself
by shooting Edwards If It appeared to him
that no other means were possible In repell
ing his attack, even If these appearances
afterward proved to be false.
Plan of Arnumrnt.
Six hours were given for each side for
argument. Prosecuting Attorney John M.
Doran opened for the State, and C. -. Fogie.
for the defense. Following Is the order In
which the arguments will proceed:- B . .
Thompson, prosecution: A. D. Morris, de
fense; R. B. Noel, prosecution; . M. Hu
bert, prosecution; F. L. Marchand, defense.
S. J. Jayne, prosecution: C. T. Hess, de
fense; closing with J. D. Smoot for the
The defendant with' his entire family,
Mrs. Bartlett. Nellie Bartlett. the deaf
mute son, Waldo Bartlett, Miss Louise Ilex
and her father, Frank Rex. occupied seats
immediately in front of the Jury.
Lucy Edwards and John A. Edwards ant
close to the Bartlett family. The defendant
teems to be confident of acquittal.
A Case of Complex Study.
There is rib dispute In the Bartlett trial
as to whether the man on trial Is guilty
of the killing of William D. Edwards, yet,
in the case are Involved a chain of circum
stances and a mass of circumstantial evi
dence as complex nnd puzzling as any
mooted murder case ever tried.
In the first nlace. It requires circumstan
tial evidence to show that Bartlett had
malice against his victim nnd that he in
veigled him Into a quarrel to kill hltn. Tes
timony on this point has been introduced to
the effect that Bartlett told that John A.
Edwards, brother of the deceased, wus a
forger and a criminal and In an Iowa Jail.
Not only were these stories told when the
question was unsettled, but after positive
identifleaticns had refuted the claims. This
run nnlv h established bv the circum
stances involved In repeated statements
made by Bartlett. It is argued that if Bart
lett was honest and fair In his purposes,
he would have mado full and sufficient re
tractions when Edwards demanded them.
In following up this position, it Is neces
sary for the State to demonstrate mat
liartiett was eager ana quicK 10 ue un
necessary force In beating Edwards back;
tht limf as soon aa he not his man where
he had been trying to bring him, namely.
In contact with him. In deadly combat, he
laid aside his cane, with which he might
have beaten him back, and shot him.
Cane or Umbrella T
It ls necessary to prove, by tho observa
tion of witnesses, and by circumstances,
that Bartlett carried a. cane; that his office
door was unlocked and of easy egress and
Ingress, affording ample escape; that he
carried arms for some time Deiorenana, in
order to be prepared for the attack he
hoped for; that he sought to cover his
tracks In his murderous way by dropping
an umbrella on the stairs after his arrest,
to convey the Idea that It waa the light um
brella he had carried during the fray. "
It ' ls also necessary. In combating tha
theory of self-defense advanced by Bart
lett, to seek to prove that the whip Ed
wards used was not deadly and dangerous,
that Edwards was not close enough to
strike Bartlett in the face, as the defendant
says on the stand he did.
There is testimony that Bartlett told
these aggravating slanders and evidence
that he apologized for them. Evidence Is
before the Jury that he carried a cane, and
Just as positive evidence that he did not
hnve one. Witnesses have sworn he en
tered his office door and laid the cane away.
Others, of equal repute, have testified that
he did not disappear from view and did not
open the door.
It Is testified by the State that Edwards's
blows were light, while Bartlett'a witnesses
have sworn with emphasis to the force and
vigor of the blows. According to the testi
mony, tho whip ls both dangerous and
harmless, and the weapon may have to be
dissected In the jury-room to reveal Its real
Blood StsJns u Evidence.
One circumstance ls proven by good wit
nesses on both side that tends to indicate
that Edwards waa near enough to Bartlett
to strike him blows with considerable se
verity. Blood stains hava been found on
the stcono, step below tha landing, which
Mrs. Leonard Appelmann Declares
She Became a Bride Through' De
. ception Wants.a Divorce.
Chicago, 111., May 28. When Miss Augusta
P. Wolff became Mrs. Leonard Appelmann
ah found out that her Ideal had a wooden
leg. Sho says that she was so angered at
the manner In which she had been de
frauded that their honeymoon lasted only
two days.
To-day, after waiting two years sine
the termination of her brief matrimonial
experience, she applied for a divorce in the
Buperlor Court.
"Before our marriage I asked him the
cause of his lameness and was assured that
he had suffered a severs sprain of tha an
kle, but would recover." says Mrs. Appel
mann. "Believing his representation, and
that ha was bodily sound, I married him
only to find that he had lost one of hit
legs and was using an artificial leg, and'
that I had been defrauded,"
Three Tfcroagh Trataa
Leave-Union Station every day in the week
via the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Rail
way. The Fast Train, the "Katy Flyer,"
at i-M p. m.. with Rullraan Buffet Bleeping
Cars: one for the City of Mexico, via San
Antonio, the other for Houston. Galveston
and other Important cities In Texas. The
New Train, 11:45 p. m., with Steeping Can
for the Southwest. The' Man andLoear
Express, at a6 a. m. For tickets, bertha
and other information, call at.No. lot North
Broadway. '
l. b. Tourist Sleeper every Tuesday en
Montlcello. Mo.. May 28. On the 4
question as to whether the latch In
his office door ever caught and re-
fused to turn may depend the life of
the defendant In the Bartlett trial.
The fact Is a trifling Incident, but s
upon It hang many of the Issues In
tho case. e
The State'9 witnesses for the most
part say thnt Bartlett, when he ran
up the stairway, pursued by Ed-
wards, turned to his door, opened It
and placed a heavy cane he was
carrying Inside, then closed the
door and turned to kill his assailant.
It Is necessary for the defnse to
prove either that he did not open
the door or that he was not carrying
a cane with which he could have
repelled the assault of Edwards.
The defensu has presented strong
testimony In support of Its theory s
thnt Bartlett tried, but failed, to
open tho door to his office, and then
turned on Edwards and shot him.
cannot be accounted for In any oher way
than that Edwards, standing, with his head
leaning forward oer the second stcu, nt
the llrst shot dropped blood to the step, or
that he fell on the second step when shot
the second time. In either event it would
tend to show that he was close enough to
strike Bartlett almost anywhere on tho body
with tho 5-foot whip.
There are questions ns to the ability of
certain material witnesses to see facts they
swear to.' standing In positions they claim
to have occupied. There nre questions con
nected with the lock offered as evidence,
among others as to its Identltv. Here has
developed one of the quickest points In
Bartlctl's defense, otherwise rather strong
and effective. The lock was not offered by
the party who removed It from the dr.or,
nor has the man who did this been on the
stand. There Is a question ns to whetVr
this Is really the lock or not. nnd can only
uv iiiuteii uy circumstance?.
I.op1;' Peculiarities.
The lock's peculiarities, claimed by Biirt
Ictt, have hcvn touched upon, but no fea
ture of the entire case Is more importmt.
If Bartlett could have gotten Into his of
fice and scii'ied Edwards's attacks tlur
would hnve been no necessity for tr-e kill
ing. Bartlett has had evidence offered by va
rious parlies that seeks to show the lock
In the duor was in the habit of catchlnir tn
that it opened with difficulty. I. P. Justice,
one of the defendant's witnesses, swoie.
however, that he was In the offlce Ju--t
prior to the killing, nnd the dJor opened
In behalf of the defense's theorv, the
strongest witness 1 Major R. D. Cr.imr, a
prominent Republican politlcinti who onco
mnde the race for Congress In this als
trlct. He hns nn office across the sheet
from the Bartlett building, and on the day
of the tragedy he was sitting -u the win
dow and saw plainly the entire encounttr
on the steps. He says Bnrtlett ran rapidly
up the steps. Edwards following ind strik
ing nt him. until Bartlett reached the land
ing nnd Edwards the fourth step. Ratliett
started to open the door, seized the knob,
gave It a wrench, but it would not turn,
tdwards was pouring blows upon Eai tlett's
head, so the Major aays. during nil this
time, nnd when Bnrtlett turned, after his
vain attempt to open the door, he pulled
his revolver and fired. The flr.n shot did
not seem to have any effect In rep:IIIng the
attack, for the blow continued, so Bart
lett steadied his right hand with the left
and fired again.
Yastness of the Real Case.
Many things dropped In the examination
of witnesses, pursuit of which hns not
been permitted by the Court, tend to s'.iow
the vastness of the real case against Bnrt
lett and the far-reaching nature of nls leal
defense. It is charged that Bartlett thought
in shooting Edwards he was dolus twoy
With a tool nf men U'hn onlttrht i-Aw.ncA nn
him for past prosecutions; either this or he
Is tho creature the prosecution In the mur
der case claim he is. n. mnn nt vll l,.to
whose machinations have involved scores of
other men. In the examination of Attor
ney Smith, who has an officii with Bart
lett, he was asked If Bartlett' clerk had
not told him (the witness) tha: tho forged
Wilcox deed, on which Bartlett claims to
have lost J700. was written In Bartlett'a jf
fice. This gave a hint as to the nature of
the case Bartlett'a prosecutors would liko
to get against him.
James L. Sanders told. Inadvertently, the
other day that the guards about the Bart
lett building searched the offlce nn Match
3 for this same deed. Judge McKee would
not permit the evidence to go farther, but
it all gives Intimations aa to the depth of
the feeling against Bartlett In many quar
ters in Scotland County.
Bartlett has a strong defense to every
thing brought against him. and 'f hs Is ac
quitted of the charge of murder a long fc
rles of litigation mar result In relertnc to
the forgery coses he has prosecuted. He la
a fishter' with an established r-putn'.lon,
and even should he be convicted In this
trial. It 1b probable his attorneys nil! Eyht
to the last minute, until the highest "outta
and Bnrtlett's resources have hern ex
hausted. Law of Self-Defense.
The law of self-defense Is In question In
this ense to a large measure. Did Bnrtlett
use more force than necessary to defend
himself from Edwards, or was he carrying
out a deeply laid purpose In shooting his
assailant? The lawyers have had several
tussles over the questions concerned in the
right of a man to defend his life. In one
of these arguments Judge McKee, In ruling
upon an objection which had caused the ar
gument, said:
"The assault committed upon the defend
ant, coma nor. nave any provocation. It Is
not Justifiable under any circumstances. No
worus oi me aeienaant concerning the de
ceased's brother warranted' an assault up
on the body of the defendant. No provoca
tion can be presumed, for It Is entirely un
justifiable. The Question lnvolvod 1. m-it
whether Edwards had any provocation for
assaulting tne derendant, hut whether tho
defendnnt was In danger of his life, wheth
er he U6ed more force than necessary to
protect his body from the attacks of the de
ceased." This entire controversy grows out of the
defendant's activity In the prosecution of
Thomas R. Senter and the man Bonner.
Probably such another controversy Is not to
be found anywhere.
. i
Iowa College Professor Says It Ig
nores All That Is Ideal in the
Sacred Tie.
Grlnnell, la.. May 28. The announcement
of the marriage of George D. Herron to
MU Carrie Rand and the peculiar form of
the ceremony creates little surprise In Grln
nell. It Is not believed that the marriage will
have any Influence on the ohurch trial
which li to be held here June 4. The sefiti
tnent of Grlnnell people on the matter la
expressed by Professor U F. Parker, the
veteran Iowa College professor, who, when
Interviewed, said:
"I think the announcement of the peculiar
marriage should have the effect of remov
ing all respectable people from the side of
George D. Herron. The position taken by
him la In direct opposition to the ideal of
the sodality of marriage, which ls a sacred
life companionship. They take each other
only for the time being. This ls the Ideal
not of the home, but of the brothel. '
"I cannot concur with thla ideal of life.
When I am ready to get down on all fours
then I shall be a Herronlte." i
Are Tow ThlaMaug of Qotasr to Texas r
If you are, send six cents In stamps and
secure copy. "Proceedlnga Texas Farmers'
Coiurress' containing 2U pages valuable
agricultural information. BVf. B. Horse.
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road, Houston. Tex.
VereUet of SaleJde Reaslercd.
A verdict of suicide was returned yester
day afternoon Jfollowlnt the Inquest over
the hody of Fred IiOrberg of St. Louis, who
was found dead by the aide of theZfcds
Bridge, East 8t- Louts, earl Monday mora-
&n&z&rFBk We
wig siauoo au nignt, were reieaato.
10 A. M.
Royal Vienna Vases,
Royal Dresden Vases,
Royal Sevres Vases,
Bronze Statuary,
Marble Statuary,
As well as other choice selections
from the stock of the
Merrick, Walsh & Phelps and
E. Jaccard Jewelry Cos.
(Everj Article Guaranteed by the Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Go.)
KTo-Morrow, Special Sale of Dlamanis.
Cereals. Cotton and Fruits Suffer
From Drought and Contiu-
ulmI Cool Weather.
REI'UDjMC speciai,.
Washington, May 28. The weekly crop re
port of thu Agricultural Department givei
local conditions In the Southwest as fol
lows: Missouri Cool anil continue J dry except BooJ
showera In a few northern and eastern counties.
Corn ls making but Utile iiruirress, much r
ttlantinff beliiK necestary. Cotton Is doing well.
Wheat hn b-en xurther Injured by drought In
the ctntrul' and southern counties. There is com
plaint of short straw and heuds; also some dam
age by Uy. Uats and meadons are falling ittadl
U. ormtt are defoliating orchards In the cen
tral and northern sections.
Alabama Hather cool; rainfall ample; cotton
mucn lnioroved; most of replanted up; stands
fairly "good; chopping well advanced. Corn,
wheat, oats, gardens and minor crops Improved;
much luts planted up, but worms quite dam
aging. Uats nan est progressing. Indicating fair
Meld. Only peach prospects bright; soma early
Mississippi Rainfall excessive In west-central
counties, ample elsewhere; all crops much lm
Droed; replanted cotton up to fair stand In
south, chopping general; warm, dry weather
needed. Com small, but growing rapidly. Oats
nan est in progress in south, beginning In north;
crop light; transplanting sweet potatoes; bugs
damaging Irish potatoes. Vegetables plentiful.
Uou.slana Good showers In northern, lighter
and more scattering In central portions; drought
conditions continue In southern parishes; fields
clean; conditions of all crops Improved where
rain fell. Cotton, corn and Irrigated rice doing
well. Sugarcane maintains good color, but grow-
ing siowj)-. uaruens uauiy injurea ana Deny
crop reduced by drought.
Texas Week opened clear and warm; local
rnins orf the 24th and 2Sth, followed by unseason
ably cold weather; cotton well cultivated, but
plant smau and Irregular; corn growing slowly,
looks healthy, early planting south portion In
roasting ear; wheat and oat harvest under way,
thrashing progressing in south portion; rice seed
ing neaxtng completion, acreage greatly In
creased; sugarcane looks well; truck gardens Im
proved; fruit prospects good; more rain -would be
beneficial except In scattered localities.
Arkansas Lljht rain, fairly welt distributed
throughout the State; cool weather retarded
growth of ccrn and cotton: cotton chopping pro
gressed rapidly, stand poor In some localities,
others fair to good; corn being worked, stand
fair to good: dry weather damaged wheat and
oats; potatoes generally fair to good, some in
Jury by bugs. Fruit prospects generally good.
Tennessee Good rains; all crops Improved;
great damage from Hoods In several eastern
counties; late-planted cotton and corn coming
up well; stand of cotton generally good, but In
some sections still poor, chopping begun; large
proDoruon ui iouacco acreage sei ana pianis
making good start: wheat continues to do well;
potatoes, peanuts, garden) and fruit, except ap-
plee. doing well: strawberry crop dolnn good,
generally; last two days unreasonably cold. I
lumoiff -ooi most or weea: sumcient rain in I
some localities, but still dry In others: oats Im
proved, but average condition still poor, thin
and of poor color in some places: wheat projects
mb uriciiuiuuni lciuu'c ui uy ana ary weainer:
arowth of corn retarded by cold, some Injury by
cut worms: gra.ees. gardens and potatoes doing
fairly well; average fruit prospects good, ap
ples not so promltlnr
Indiana Cool, cloudy weather retarded growth
of crops: frequent local rains beneficial: hnll
atorma In localities Thursday and Friday did
much damage to crops and live stock: wheat
heading: rye blooming: corn and oats growing
slowly; potato fields nell cultlatel; some to
bacco transplanted: fruit promising; many apples
Nebraska Coot, with fro.ts last of week, doing
some damage; crops In western counties general
ly Improved by heavy showers: winter wheat,
rya and oats growing fairly well, but In mot
places more rain would be beneficial; pastures
good; corn coming up nicely; cultivation com
menced. .Kansas Wheat generally In good condition;
blooming In extreme south, damaged by fly In
some central counties; com growing fairly In
south, some replanting In central and north on
account of cool weather, being cultlated; apples
damaged by worms In several counties; alfalfa
tine, being cut In south.
Oklahoma and Indian Territory Wheat head
Inc. blooming nnd filling well; corn and cotton
being cultivated and making good stands: pota
toes. Kaffir and broomcorn. corn, millet, liar
gardens and frulbln rjoJ condition: farm work
i vwi t-wuuiiiui.. mutt wurK
by wet ground; all crops
iBianim .uiiif.nBl
made good growth.
A Tired Feeling; In the Eye
Is due to some optical defect which glasses
would correct. Consult Dr. Bond, expert
optician, at Mermod A Jaccard's. Broad
way and Locust. EXAMINATION FREE.
Bteel frames. $1 and up; gold. $5 and up.
Fonrth-Claas Postmasters.
Washington, May 2g.-The following
fourth-class Postmasters have been ap
pointed: Arksnsse Orapevlne. Grant County. P. H.
w.,hPn.-,ri;,n- L,,rt",S,",, """e5-: Sunset
Washington County, J. D. Louque, lc J. L.
Dockery. resigned.
Augsburg, Fayette County. J. H.
Promote Digestion Cure Dyspepsia.
t rarticdlarly adapted for digestive ailments and a positive cure
for all forms of dyspepsia and stomach derangements arising from
imperfect digestion. No matter from what cause, how severe or of
how long standing, Enpepsia Tablets give prompt relief and will cure
where all others have failed. They digest whatyou eat and are sold
under guarantee to cure or monev refunded.
At your druggist or sold direct for 50c
box ha. two week.' treatment '8.ml.."Wi,r
TsTlBt nf su-iM ,41m- . en w
ireauneni. samples with
SS808 Xa-OT7Brl?
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Art Wares and Gut Glass,
to 6 P. M.
Cut Glass,
Nappies, Etc.,
Met tfer. vice C. A. nohlflng. resigned: Axotus,
Pope County. John Hodge, lcff U.Hodge, re
signed; liudd, Livingston County. M. C. Demp
.y. lce J. A. Hughes, removed; Esst Mollne,
Uock Island County, W. C. Denlson, vice Ira
Martin, resigned; New Itoton, Mercer County,
O. W. Brldger. lce H, O. Ilaner, resigned.
Indiana Scotland, Greene County, J. G. Iseno
gle. vice i;. I. Ingles, Lr., removed; Splceland.
llmry County, W. II. Gordon, vice J. L. East
rlUe removed; Vakarua. Elkhart County. J
w, IIoofr. Wee G. W. Xusbaunt. removed;
Waeaka. Noble County, I. N. Shanower, vice
Frederick Schw all. removed.
K..nsa Ulrktlll, Norton County, R. I. Plb
1'Ie. vice W. A. Ulrkholz. resigned; Gabriel,
Dnninlidn County, C. F. King, vice G. H.
huler. rMfcrnffi; Maron, Wallace County, W.
it. 1'u.veH. Wee c. F. Powell, resigned; Fresco tt,
llnn County, Jye Mayfleld, vlce'M. C Stark,
Mississippi Amizon. Wajne County, J. T. Mc
I'hearscn, vice E. A. McPhearson, resigned;
Itemaril. Shnrkev founts J H Wtf vln n.
Sinai, resigned: nrunswlck. Warren County. T.
.uln vice li. Davis, removed: Florals,
Jackson m Count r. M. E. Delancy, vlca T. M.
r. I'jrtln, ice D. c Hlankn. reslfned: Its, Itm
wamba (.ounty. P. I). Cromacs, Tic, R. A.
FVnt.r, rr.lcneil: Trlmcano. Oktibbeha County,
V. H. Ianl. vice V. H. Sudduth. resign!.
Texan HufTalo ,eprlng. Clay County. P. 8.
J'arker. lice C B. Saunders, resigned; Motllton.
I.ava.i county. J. w. Crouch, vice Rudolph
JiieKSll. res!Ened; Tolbert. Wilbarger County, J.
K. Mulkey, vice J. C. King, resigned.
A I'Icasnnt Journey.
A representative of The Bee heard a well
Known Jlorrlsvllle woman, who frequently
visits a married daughter In New York,
telling some -friends one day this week ol
2f. "'.' exPrience rldlns; on the Empire
gtate Express. "I was comlny up from
Iew York," she said, "and thought I would
try that famous train I've heard ao much
about. Well, we rolled along smooth and
easy, and pretty soon I noticed a lot of the
men getting up an,i patting on their over
coats. I thought all these men could not
be getting cold, for the car was very com-
luriuoie. ana in just a minute the train
man called out 'Albany!' I could hardly be
lieve It: I would Just as soon hava ex
pected to be In California so quickly. We
i.ftA?tew ?OT .at naK-Pa eight and were
at Albany a little after eleven and at Uric
before one o'clock. I phann n o ..
commodation train there and was In Canafr
tota a few minutes after two. MV! It
seems almost like flying." Now, whenever
this good lady wants to visit New York
sho goes a good bit out of her way that
she may travel by the Nw York CentraL
From the Canastota Bee.
Rural Delivery Service.
Washington, Slay 28.-Addltlonal rural
SufytSlowsV06 Wl" bB
. jr -' -""nwa vunxy: three esr
ItrJS.iSSnSteaff1" B""". Alexsnae?
Iowa Hedrlck. Keokuk County: two cmrrl.r.
' of routes, C2 miles; potulitlSn Tved.'
1.6J0. Carriers. Jacob Undsayand I O P wii
fi.J,"l""..0,Brten county; two SrriY:
5'""L.?"" C "": population seWed.'
JESfflH'-Y&J'- m-TSSnTk. "SSE
er. w. . H.-Mirit. ... w i.-T-
Hamilton. Caldwell countil'
ffn- 1-M0-J .arrlcrs- Henry Simpson T John
MSCr1,r5; and 'Taylor Allee. 0""Pn. Jonn
mz"i?: "wjiuerj' letter carriers have bean
Johnson at South Center. " "' ana J- F-
Graduating; Gifts.
Pearl Rlng. S3 to $300.
Diamond Rings, J10 to $1,000.
Pearl Brooches, $3 to $75.
Stick Pins. $1.25 to $10.
Indies' Solid Gold Watches, $20 to $a.
Gentlemen's Solid Gold Watches, $30 to
Broadway, Cor. Locust.
SPPllea for Public Balldlnas.
,.Wahlnton. May 2S.-The Secretary of
the Treasury has awarded contracts for
Peoria. III.. Cusiom-Hou Bnd Post om
cornnai co""" M"ler: "
niKh'a. yr',h' "?: Vnte Office-Coal s T
5!?&3 CV: '?.' Anhsuaer-Busch Brewlnc Ass
wiiiSliy0"''"0'?? nM"- Turner BlnJeT
X2Mfm i,,nry,S Co- Smallwood Anderson
and tha Texas Manufacturing company.
tovr Rate Excursion Sunday, Jane a,
1 ce"ta U? 1-a ,0 Mattoon and way stations
via Big Four. Ticketa Broadway and Chest
nut or Union Station. Leave S-M a. m"
Clinton Connty Doctors Meet.
Carlyle, HI. May J8.-The .Clinton County
Medical Society held a meeting In this city
to-day. Physicians from all portions of the
county were in attendance.
The election of officers resulted as fel
lows: Doctor W. P. Gordon, president: Doe
tor T. Gaffner. vice president: Doctor M.
Broenlng, secretary; Doctor P. H. Lelbrrck.
' " n.edlc.ne,Bt have
vr trftxl.
aUantiattan. nallatln rvi iVmt
ES, .'1""!?. S1'"V Every
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book on stomach trouble sent free.
CO., 3X3-Clark Are., St. Loals, Mo.
tm -T-iOTtls-U
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urn caearuiTiaa iiiin-iini.
filtoliiar Skmm. ih aln. 4W
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The Favorite!
Jos. Berran. New York,
. St Louis. Mar T. 1ML
Board met at 10 a. m.. with ComintaloB
ers Varrelmann, Flad, Hermann. Ridaeir.
Alt and President Phillips present. ""
The Street Commissioner asked for aa ad
vertisement of Board's motion for street
reconstruction, Nos. 6863 to SIM, both inclu
sive, and, on recommendation of the Com
mittee on Street Department, the advertise
ment was ordered.
On recommendation of the Sewer Com
missioner plans were approved and permit
granted for a private sewer to drain prop
erty of the St, Louis Terminal Railroad
.i!v siuoawar ana uiaise aveavjev
tuouway ana waise avenaev
tee on Street Department reo
ordlnanco providing toe tha
of Hebert street beirwien
auo vujuuuucs ua auni
ommenaea an
Glasgow and Grand, at a cost to property
owners of JS.78S. and an ordinance for Im
proving alley In city block No. ltsn T
cost to property owners of $LE0S, both of
which were adopted and recommended to
the Municipal Assembly for passage.
On recommendation of the Committee en
Street Department a. nermlt mtZZ
the Llndell Real Estate Company til Ub-
i"w" uwbiuw avenue nonn iron Pmlra
ircci io buuui siae aney. one-naif block.
It being' stipulated that the company shall
make a deposit of $23 with the City Treas
urer. On recommendation of the Committee on
Sewer Department ordinances for the es
tablishment of Cora Avenue Sewer District
No. J. and for the construction of sewers
In said district at a cost to the property
owners in said district of OW.OOC, wire
adopted and recommended to the Municipal
Assembly for passage.
On recommendation of the Committee on
Harbor and Wharf Department, Seventh
street between Kansas, and Malt streets was
v.ucieu graueu uy worKnouso nanasL with
the approval of the Mayor.
Vouchers for payment of city Ughthur
contract bills, amounting to $st.QtlL werM
typroveo. ;-
-sundry requisitions for repair work were,
approved, permits granted and document'
'referred, and j
After a recess the Board met at 12 o'clock
m. and received the following bid for pub
lic work which were publicly opened and
read: Under lettlngs Nos. 6531, six bSls
.6525. six bids; (SO, six bids; SMS. four bid. '
City of St Louts,
Law Department
May it. ism.
To Whom It May Concern. Take SoUar
The Commissioners in the matter "of
opening Seventh street, under Ordl--nance
No. 19535, will meet at room 81 city
Hall, on May . 1101. at 2 pVmT. for the
purpose of assessing benefits occasioned by
said opening., and ail parties Interested are
Invited to be present; when and where thev
have the right to be heard, and may exccDt
to the Commissioners' report before the
Circuit Court when It Is Hied. wor" ule J
, The taxing district for said opening In- t
IU?,.tnVroI,e?y ,n tne dtrict bounded i
north by Bates street, south by Iron street!
.ea,.t 55d, ".T hy "". Pwl' toanddS-i
tant 270 feet from east and west lines of Sev-1
J t as eatabUshed by ordinance!
City Counselor.'
Chllllcothe. Mo..
. win be received by
I the State Industrial
- Mo., until 11 o'clock i
S-. bS&nEr S2S? tf Z'Z
stittnion. accordlnc to Dbuu r aadM
hlfH en TtM -- -- . ,- . -. ""-
?n. or WUlam U'dSJn&KSZ'
A certified -beck In tt mnn of MM
companv all propoaaia tipoia atcro
iTfl bid -"- runt to j
Betkarat aaalad n ! ii . Jt- .
th MBM UO-saefo
amiarattM toe mU sWtti
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