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0?HE -REPUBLIC: THUESDAT. FEBRUftEY 20, 1902.
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FINANCIAL
The Merchants -Laclede National Bank
OF ST. LOUIS.
Capital,
Surplus and Undivided Profits,
Y
FISCAL AGENT FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI,
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY.
Interest paid on tims Certificates of Deposit.
Letters of Credit Issued available in all parts of the World.
DOUBLE LIABILITY.
Under the National Banking Law the depositors of this
Bank have recourse on the stockholders tor an amount
equal to stock held, in addition to the capital stock.
ACCOUNTS SOLICITED.
I.TBKRAI. ACCOMMODATIONS AND COURTEOUS TREATMENT
EXTENDED TO CUSTOMERS BY
THE HATIOKAL BAKK OF COMMERCE IN ST. LOUIS.
Capital, Surplus and Profit3,
$8,500,000.
Kft
IBBi&S&Uffi.
-Ji-ws "3 a i a
B8B&WJB
-EariV.3-sB?-rafeE-ii
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY.
S. E. Cor. Poll rlli ami Olive srcet, St. I.nnla. Mo,
CAPITVL, Miltl'Ll'- AMI I'RIH-nj. $1.1)2:
n,
a. roraiAx. rit kiv. inu papst.
G A T
At CI lus-ll"
Accounts Solicited on Favorable Terms.
incur vr ivrf-REST paid ox time deposits.
Letters of Credit Aa-.ablc in All Paits of tlii Woild.
Foreign Exchange Bought End Sold.
SOLE AGENTS TOR THE NORTH GERMAN LLOYD S.P. L1NU
fM
4 I AauuvrjuMssmazi
f( Capita! and Surplus,
l"OK THE
CLARK n.
1 SSBfS&rirSk
K 1 sSs$
NS 4fm
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ketoi -emzS3&Bffl1WrWlimKM3aKlil5!ai
! FINANCIAL
Douglas, L8G8Y& Co
nnnkcm and Broker. Tirxr York
DIVIDEND-PAYING
JMiiin, Oil a.nd Smelter Stocks
Or IS C03IPAMES FOR SALE.
Phenomenal Incraw of Ml per cent In receipts
Knd S3 per cent In dividends paid for the jear
There ro 11 333,0M shares of rtodc In th Trut
yun2. at present relllnfc prices orth $J.7ll,OP0t
rtilch. undr our Fystem of exchancln? stocks
Cf a euccesful mine for nn unsuccfss.ful one,
Torcj ample protection to th lnostor
Call or Write for Iurtlrnl:ir.
ELLIOTT W. DOUGLAS, Manager,
fccnrltr IlnUdlns, ST. I.OCIS, MO.
All Good Purchases.
GLADYS,
LtCKY DISIB,
MAMIATTAX.
APEX OIL STOCKS.
" Bar a Few Shares of Each.
I1EACMOXT IV. CO.,
Suite S1GD Lincoln Trust.
Domestic Eiclinnce.
Whltaker A Co.. bond, etock. commercial papr
fcnd cxcbar.Ee brokeia. No SO North Fourth
atrcct, cuote xchans a follows:
Ull. ASK.
yw Tork 1J5' t
Chlcaco ASi "
gnclnnaU 5J P"
ulllle ..- 15 51s pir
Jtew Orltan 10e dli par
Local Hour Market.
Oaarlnn were lane and there waa a cood
Va of counter and outeld traniaetlons at the
aankm. The demand for call and Urn, loana
SanUaW brlitt, with dlecount rates iteadr -Sim
ttt and Hr W
V ' aatcm n imp mmmM IJ
stTlovis f
I TRUST CO., 1
I N. W. Cor. 4th and
I Locust Streets.
I C17IUI aid Ssrplni, fc.MO.OM
1 DHII3TRaTiOH
OF ESTATES.
Aot sa Executur or Trustea I
, nnde? WllLs. as Admlnls-
trator of the Estate of
Decodcat. w Uuardlan
a. W ot lin and Insaco
persons, as Curator of 1
tlie Estates or g
A sucli. and at gig
V lYustce to IM
Kk circuleall film
rCilwOV Undsoftriwu Mnlis2JL
Ig-fr-Bfryj?" T':''---r' -H-v:'VS'Wi:"''l''-r"WJ''"t -igy-z'-F''j-yr:
$1,400,003.00
600,000.00
fmmmm
mMmiwmmjaim
KIS.'JO
vies r
DAT III SOMUERS. M Vict Via.
v. L. Ill MSEV, Ass't CasMer.
$3, OOO, OOO Full Paid.
EVERY
SAFEGUARD
SOUND ADMINISTUVTION OF ESTATES
commuted io orn caue.
u
HIGHEST RATE OF INTEREST
PAID ON SUMS OF MONEY. E0TII
CURRENT ACCOUNTS SUIJJECT TO
CHECK AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
OK tl CO AND UPWARDS
QL0N9AL TRUST 00,
5 1
SAMTSOX. Vres. L. S. MITCHELL, Seer.
FINANCIAL
GUARANTEED INCOME
Sufficient to pay regular dividends
to our shareholders on and after
April 1st is provided by two
years' oil contract now being ful
filled by
GR.ANITE MOUNTAIN OIL
CO., Selling Shares for a Short
Time a.t 10c a. Share.
Better to investigate than to hes
itate. Write for bank references
to our fiscal agent,
Granila Investment & Loan Go,,
Suite 216-218 Granite Block. 4th & Ilarket
5s., St. Louis. Tlione KJnloch C S1C3.
January Statement
Heywood Oil Co.
Sent on Request.
HOLLAND S. REAVIS,
613 Security Bldg., St. Louis.
SHARP RALLY IN STOCKS
AT CLOSE OF A QUIET DAY.
MARKET IS DECIDEDL-Y IR
REGULAR IX TONE.
Copper and Sngar Traverse Wide
Range, Making Only Fractional
Net Gains.
New York. Feb. 13. The principal activity
In to-daj's stock market was concentrated
In the final hour, tvhen Union Pacific and
St. Paul, after lying quiescent all day, Tvcre
suddenly pressed about a point over last
night. At the same time there was an ur
gent demand developed for Tennessee Coal,
the reason for which was not explained.
but which carried tho price 31ic over last
j night. These movements, coming on top of
I desultory advances In a number of stocks
j not usually prominent. Induced a hardening
I tendency all around and disposed the shorts
j to cover. The earlier strong- points mean
time suffered rrom realizing, so that tho
closing was Irregular, but Inactive. Tho
speculative activity was conilned to the
high-priced industrials and the stocks of
small railroad systems up to that time.
Tho movement In Sugar and Amalgamated
Copper 'was very erratic, and after tra
versing a wide range they closed the day
with net gains of only a fraction.
Dealings In Steel Are Large.
Tk rienllmrs In the Tinltptl States Steel
1 rtocka were very large and buying by brok-
. 11.. ..X v.. m4Im,a l,,.n ..f. rfi.
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GARRF.I.S.
President.
JOHN B.
WOESTMAN.
Vice President.
I'ourtli and
CAPITAL, $600,000. SURPLUS, S200,000.
Established In IS?; with a paid-in capital or HOO.OOO, which lias been increased out of
the earnings without call on the stockholders or consolidation with
uthe! banks to Its present amount.
296 INTEREST Paid or Gurrsnl Accounts, Sabjsci to Chsck,
S9& SHTEOEST Paid on Tims DcposHs and Savings Accounts.
Municijal Uontls for safe investments neguti.ilctl. 1'oreiRn Exchange bought and
sold. Letters of Cieilit .mil Travelers' Checks issued, av.til.ible in the principal cities
of the globe.
DIRECTORS.
g. v. grri:ls.
PAIL MOLU
GEORGE O. WIPPERN.
i:opi:rt m ronr.us,
HENRY MKIEK. Jit.,
'JEO. T. RIDDLE.
If you buy
Ground Fioor Oil Co. Treasury Stock NOW,
You Will Receive the
Monthly Dividend for February,
3 Per Cent.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF TREASURY
SHARES REMAIN AT $1.35.
Watch for the 20 Per Cent Advance.
Treasury Shares being sold to provide tank cars, which
will double dividend rate
Address only our Sole Agent for United States,
HOLLAND S. REAVIS, 0la &:
' rn ton
15 L$m Year's
on a larse scale, but the Eppculativo pub
lic rt Trained from tullonins this initiative,
which was tupi'ocd to u-- based upon ihts
tentative proputlticn to cunert the pra
feried ttock into u ." per cent bond The
mo-.eiiient in the iiicferred stock nas try
narrow. Tlie Chicago, Inillan.ipulL. and
Louisville .stochs, and Hit Kvansi!le and
Icrre Hautu Etockj mauo jcnsational ail
vanct") on the brlli-f that thej are to be
included in a lomir.g consolidation Th
Lulled States Rubber "tocJts were rioml
upward on the basis 01" the net weather,
which lncied&Lil th demand for the cuni
panv's Koodi,. Thert ucre wild movement
In otiur minor btoclf. some showing new
strensth and others droppinK back than
ly aitT recent un plalnell advances.
General lInrU-l llcnctloiiarj-.
The general market nas Inclintd to be re
action lry during the mornmj;, the Itcad
ings ttpecl.illy showing the cttect of piotit
tailing. Thu question of gold exporti to
morrow was an open one ail day, and tho
decision not to Lend irold was an influence
In the late rally. liates for money aro
unchansed. but the undertone is hrm. Tne
flow of funds from tho Interior to this
center has btcome imall. 'the fact la evi
dent that syndicates and laiKe capitalists
are filling up the resources of tho money
market as closelv as possible bv takln-t up
tho greater part of the available credits,
and the protLssior.al speculator with bor
lowed money on margin knows from hard
experience that his convenience is the last
to be consulted, while other requirements
aro to be met In the money market. With
the uncertainties of the Northern Securities
case and the conilns dubious period regard
ing the next wheat crop, speculators aro
disposed to go cautiously. There Is a con
tinued good demand for bonds of various
grades, but the movement of prices contin
ues irregulir, owing to occas'onai piont
taklmc The general tendency, however,
was slrm Total saie3, par value, J3,t"bj.0.
United States refunding 2's advanced i
par cent on the last call.
JEW YOIIK CUltll MARKET.
DayA TradlntT In Doll nnd Irregular
ity Aiuc;r at the Clone.
RErUllIaJC El'LClAI
Now ork, Feb. U The cuib market to-Car
opnttl firm In tone, but lth cr Uull :eallogt
Larly traiInB tt. limits J to a few Irrsut- ami
price chanB-b wtre small lha Uitr market le
eIo;red bocm! Iraproen.nt. with uea.lngs aonie
hat broad r. Th' midday tos&Ion an J earlr
aftej-noon w.re cxtrercelj uull, and toward tho
cIoir sorno irresiilarity de trU rwd. Tie clo
giiowe"! f.or hteadlne-. In tplte of irregular iilc
chatiKes Total transactions v.crc tktimattl as
In tl e rtlshbvrhocd of 15,w shares.
rCortliern t:uiUus wi active and Rtrong. with
nc&r) 4.iX) shurta clianjrlns hands. It sold earlv
st lOO,, aJancrd t K6. and later reacted to
lo:, About 1.0"0 shares of American Cm com
rn sold at 12513 tnd a similar amount of the
ireferred old at Ml55. Norfolk ar I Western
bands Fold nt 9l"s!i34'- for some HC5Vv nortn.
Tradlnp In Metropolitan Issues wa mail and
p'lcen eased off. Metropolitan lecuritlcs drorpe-I
to 211bld. with no trades reportt-d. and the rlnts
sold at llVtfU'i. Stirtlaril OH nold at C5 for
10 Phare?1. Grem Consolidated Copper sold a:
24Ufl,2HJ1I24 for 7W snare-. U1s"t hundred sharen
of Tcanesefl Coprcr sold at HQ144. and 1
enarts of Corn Product orefcrred sold at 55.
Yenterdno 'm I!un Clearings.
Testfidav's Clearing-house frtatepieut thowed
clrarlURs, S9.M3.iJ). balances, $1,14 ".433, compared
with clearings. $;S,1C0, balance, JUS3.171
AVnll Street Kossln.
Reported by Krancl Dro . Co.. 114 Kortli
Tourth "treet:
Indon tradM In only 3.0"O 'hares to-day In
this market, the nurchaes. nhich were chiefly
Unlteii Slates Steel ana Baltimore and Ohio,
slightly eiceeillrc the sjlet. Kariy advices fron
London reportei that bujers there we-e d.pocea
to htl I o.T for the prent. Some of the
largo operators here thot'Bbt that South African
mlnlrc speculation would bear watching, menn
lng It Is Impossible to tell for n moment how
far liquidation might co In !rst hour havy
VaIl street buying orders wero put on market,
principally Union raclflc. Monon. T. C. I. and
anthracite shares.
Two reasons civ en on the exchange for l'
proved sentiment was the expectation that there
would he a favorable bank statement on rrlday.
and that the financial Irterest feel ure of a
favoratle decision by Supreme Court In the
Northern Securities cj-. There was cood buy
Ini; of Northern Securlt!e on curb There was
material ehrlnkaro of buflresa en the early
rrarket end fewer hrokers than usual wre
Fireent. They ttood aliout In irroups Inulrlny
or new and had plenty of lelsuro between or
ders. Th" explanation p-ncrallv offered for this state
of thlne3 Is that the marl et will le better and
thev ate waiting for stimulating developments to
occur. At the ome timo. according lo .ome
brokers, the unwllllnrnea of many profe.Monalp
to tell wa3 regardetj as a cood iln The an
thracite rhares were "omewhnt reactionary, op
erators who have been takl"c tr-e largest
amounts of stock recertly apparently thlnklnc
that time had come to Talt until thev see what
th ofllclals of the Unltei Mine Workers' Asso
ciation Intend to do while in this city There
was pome proflt-takln't in Reading by Philadel
phia houses.
The Fuecesslve bounds In Sugar Refining "tock
were recorded as efforts to make the ihort3
cover. At tho -ame time ofllcers of refining
companies explained that the trade is in cool
rhipe nnd now that the beet privluct Is nearlv
marketed they are in a 1-etter position tn gsur-e
prices The. 1 eet artlele was IilRher In London
In-day The hharp 2-po'nt rlscj In Tennes.ee
Ccnl In the lat hour was due to a -eport that
dividends will be resumed within a month.
It was repo-ted that a pool was operatln": In
Ttaltlmnre and Ohla com-ion, in which both
Amer'c-lns and Kncll-dimon are Ir.te-ested This
was held to account for the lntiulry "for thee
shades In Tndnn No pfon w m?de to do
much In the shares to-dav in the face of the
general apathy to buy anytlUng.
Chioa-ro. Indianapolis and Louisville, which
was falrlv stronc at the etart. was bousht hy
broVers frequentlr employed bv leadlnr bank
er, and the stories were revived that the com
pany mleht be leaej to the Feuthern Railway,
and tret a dividend on the common is about to
be paid.
JfEW I'SES FOR BR-kTTUOXT OIL.
Many Uy-Prodncls Add tn Vnlno of the
Teta-i Article.
It has been proved by test that the Beaumont
oil contains about 16 per cent of pure white
aluminum and there la now In operation at
Port Arthur, tho second la-Kest refinery In the
world owned by the Guffev Petroleum Com
pany. now producing alumlnatlii oil for seneral
uw throughout the Southern States.
It has nl"o been shown that the by-product
such as benxine. naphtha, lubricating oil. add
materially to the valuo of the product as a re
nnable ell. One of the largest asphalt compa
nies In tho country Is U3lng the oil in the cr"de
state, after desulphurizing It, as an admixture
In the material uea of asphalt pavine. It has
treen shown that Beaumont oil It much cheaper
whan d to smelt Iron than It ell rival, ooaL
..-.-ty-yH-'s-y.
FINANCIAL
LOUIS SCHMIDT.
Cashier.
LOUIS KRAE1IER.
Assistant Cashier.
Morgan Strcetn,
HENRY KAISER.
r TV BEIPSCIILAEGER.
JOHN B. WOESTMAN.
IN YOUR
nnlldlns.
MO.
nAni, lvaa
MWW Uliml
It takPi thrco tons of coal to sne!t one ton of
ore
Th') substitution of ell as fuel and sn eltlnc
Ii nl-r.ulj In practical operation with the Ta
enia Oval a.id Utilrirfi Companv anJ the Muiin
talr ecrn-r Com;ian In Olifornia. At tho
t'nltPil Venie a fjtlsfaetorj hanII,nr of oil Is
boinc had. en tbo property of senator Clark.
At banllaKO. f'al . a am ill tmelter Is lelni: con
Ftruciej in which it Is mtenled to us ull n
the smelting tf copper iind Iron It Ii reported
that i-'veial of the larse Cwmpanloi of IJceum.int
fire InvewtiKRtlnr tho opnrtunitle-i for tho uo
of rtenumnnt oil In various large reduction uorkd
tliroLshout the countrj.
IIutivtuB OH Slock 5a!e.
llCPUBLH 'I'tCI.M
Hut ston, Tex , Tel). IS. Sllen to-dav amounted
to reirl I25.Ci0 -haies anr tterg were i;o.J In
riensej In manj of the slia j. 'Jne lorn; sicte'l
boom In two or three of ihs stocks hpa at lat
come. Two ihouand ArreMcan. o. l.o-X) lli.be
i'c ,;j .nclo-.ntrIcan lije; ."0 e "
iiuulattan. CJc, l.Qft C.adjs, 7V-.
IIO.M) b.MAZS AT M2W YOIIK.
New Tork. IVj 19. Sales cf bonds wire made
hfre to-ijay as fl lows:
rut Coll.
EM,KK U S ccn r
rerr 10S',
:.0) Alb S. hus
Etd Ts 315
4 10W Atch cen
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10.050 P i K nc '
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8.000 T St L, & -,V
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71.000 V." C cen 4s .
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2.C0O Alb & l-us
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15 000 HEIST 1st
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10 W0 Do Id 4a ....
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4.000 N Y O & V7
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16.000 C M . St P
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3.000 c n i Kn 5s lost;
1.000 Colo Mid lnt
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7.C00 Do 1st 3s and
4s ..S34.JJ. jj;-,
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S.000 Ilex Ccn con
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Third Call.
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1.000 Atch ccn 4s.l)4
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STEEL MAGNATE ORGANIZES
PRODUCERS COMPANY. THE
MOST POWERFUL IN
BEAUMONT FIELD.
TelrKrutii From tlii St. I.nuts Poit-Illnp-slcli
o( l"el. I,;, I1MI-I.
Bc.iumor.t. Tex., Teb. lo John V. Gates
Ii at the head of a sjndicati of capitalists
that has acquired gieat property holding-i in
the oil fields.
-Mr. Oatcs came down from Chicago last
S-iturday night In his private car, via th
Iron Mountain and Kansas City Southern
routes. His coming to Beaumont vva3 ac
compli3hel ho quietly that not a half dozen
persons in the town knew thDt l.e was with
in a. thousand miles of the oil lield
Mr. Gates seems to think that there are
millions In ths Beaumont Held, for he has
Interested his closest friends la this new
deal.
The comirany has acquired all tbe avails
ble gusher land on Spindle Top, nearly four
teen acres, and has four gushers and slit
drllllrir. Mr. Gates has options on five tank
steamers for transporting the companv 's
oil to Atlantic Coast points, and evidently
tha proposition has been thoroughly worked
out.
MEETING OF FRIENDS
AFTER FORTY YEARS.
Attorney Given Campbell Recog
nizes Henry F. Mueller While
Examining Him as Witness.
Attorney Given Campbell yesterday. In
examining Henry 1 Mueller, a witness, in
Judge Ferriss's division of the Circuit
Court, reeognized a friend whom he had
not seen for nearly forty jears.
After the attorney had asked the witness
a few questions he Interrupted the line of
examination, and asked:
"Are you the same Mr. Mueller -who used
to keep a cigar stand under the old Plant
ers' Hotel before the war?"
The w-itners replied that he was tho
same man.
"I did not ask that as a matter of evi
dence." said Mr. Campbell, "but out of cu
riosity. I uted to buy cigars from vou."
"I did not think. Mr. Camptcll," re
marked Judge Fttrisfc. smiling, "that ou
began to smoke so early."
Tho incident occurred shortly before the
court adjourned for tho day Mr. Campbell
stated, after the court closed, that he hail
not seen Mr Mueller since the Civil War.
The suit is a elalm of Alexander Lamont
against tho St. Louis and Hamourg Trans
portation Company lor $4.-3.fO for i-alnry 11s
captuiti of tho steamer India Glvens during
last ear's river season. Mr. Campbell rcp"
resents Captain Lamont. who claims he
was to receive $73 a month.
The defei s Is an alleged understanding
that unlets the boat paid Captain Lamont
was not to receive any Falnry. It was
natcd that money was lost b the running
of tho boat. The trial was not finished jes
terday, and will be resumed to-aaj.
REGULATION OF OIL STORAGE.
Court Holds Cities Have Right to
Legislate on Matter.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Springfield, ill. Feb. 19 According to an
opinion handed down in the Third District
of tho Arpellate Court to-day, a city or
village '"is the right to enact an ordinanca
prouibiting the storing of oils or explosives
Svlthin certain districts. The case In which
the opinion was rendered comes from Ver
million Count. 'the city of Danville
raided an ordinance providing that not
moro thanj live barrels of oil might b
stoied within 1,000 ftet of any private resi
dence or business hou-e In the municipality
The Stanaard OH Company violated tho or
dinnnce and in defense of prorecutlon,
maintained that tho city had no constitu
tional light to enact such a measure. The
Appellate Court upholds the ordinance.
Opinions were filed und decisions handed
down in the Apj ellute Court to-day as fol
lows: Affirmed -CoNon vs. Linn: Colson vs. Rush.
Mejer. atunr . vs Mejer. Abrnras vs. Rldeout t
nl . City of Hoodhous, vs All crell. lchlanse vs.
l.ennox PMIer va I'axtnn Du iSLOmbe et al. vs.
Paturson. Contlnei.tal Icsu.an.e Company vs.
Roller. Virgin vs TtrUn: ChlcaKO and Eastern
Illinois Rat road Company vs. lean lolph: Vounn
grten vs bhelton: Kellv vs Morris; Mvcra vs.
Elliott: Stsndard Oil Cimminj is citv of Dan
ville. Trimble vs. IT-st NalLnal Bink ot Beards
town, femtth vs Alclennan: Catron vs. S:rlpps:
Pejple x rcl. vs. bpencer et al : Chlcairo and
Alton Rallroil Comi inv v. Carson. Springfield
Consolidated Railway Compani vs. 1'utf-nny: Fire
nunirce company vs. binsabaugb: Ilea et al.
vs. People.
Reversel and Remanded With Directions Car
penter, receiver, vs. Fearman; EJinan et al. vs.
Charleston State B ink.
Reversed and Remanded Cincinnati. Hamilton
and Daiton Railroad Company va. Good-on: Lu
maRl ve Vovtllla Brownbick e- al vs. Thomas.
Reversed V lth F.ndlr.K of pacts Piltlmore and
Ohio Southwestern Railway Company vs. Drls
kell. Reversed Pester vs. Tcorle: plaintiff dls
cliargeik Afllrmed In Part and Reversed in Part Lima
I.ako Drainage District vs. Hunt DralnaKo Dis
trict. ltennmont OH Stock Sold.
Beaumont. Tex. Feb. 19. Tho following oil
stocks were sol 1 here tn-da : 1.000 shares Anglo-
Vmerlcan lT-c: 42 500 Anrlo-Amerlcan a-:
1 Citizen's Consolidated S10: 1 citizen's Consoli
dated 111: fM Drillers 5c: 25.500 Independence
2v.c; 10) Germm-Amerlcan 14c: 4 Lone Acre 165:
7 Lor.a Acre S56: 300 National Oil and ripe Line
Kc: 160 National Oil aid Plpo Lino 31e; 1,700 Na
tional Oil nnd Pipe Line C-c: 10 Giiffev J75: 160
Sliver Dime 9c: 150 NatlonsI Oil and Pipe Line
30';c Oil shipments. 331 care, making 2.SC6 cars
or February.
MEMORY MRS. M. A. E. M'LURE.
Resolutions Are Tassed by Daugh
ters of the Confederacy.
Bt. Louis Chapter of the Diughjcrs of the
Confederacy, of which she was the presi
dent, has passed resolutions expressing sor
row for tho death of Mrs. Margaret A.
K. McLure. who recently passed away. The
tribute follows:
In the death of our president. Mrs. McLure.
who was ever faithful to the cause she espoued.
who was ahvajs ready to aid tho unfortunate
of the Lnt Caui-e." who was wise In councils,
nnd who alwajs did "what hei hands found lo
do." we recognize the loss of one v.hoFe place
must ever remain vacant. Bv her eenlal. bright
ard loving presence sho endear-d herself to the
mcmlers of this association Lonir will be re
membered the kindly, cheerinc imlle that always
accompsne(i htr irreetln-r whei she met with
the Daughters of the Confederacy.
Tboj art gono to the grave but thy work shall
not perish.
That work which the spirit of wisdom hath
blessed:
Ills strergth shall sustain It. Ills comfort shall
cherlrh.
And make It to prosper, though thou art at
rest
S. H
1IA1.-S VV ATtiit,
cn.nSTF. PIN'A.
LAURA E. CKANDLKR.
Committee.
Gamble. Secretary.
E. P..
Knlslif of P j (bins Crlehrntlon.
P.EPUBLIO SPECIAL.
Trenton III.. Feb. 13. The members or
the local lodge of Pythlar.s celebrated the
fortieth anniversary of the organization nf
the order In the Turner Hall this even
ing. The principal addresses were deliv
ered by TV. S. Louden and Professor J. A.
Freeman. A literary nnd musical pro
gramme was also presented.
Farmer Dangrcronsly Ilnrt.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Decatur, 111., Feb. 19. William Black, a
farmer, drlvlrg a load of hay Into a ware
house this afternoon, was caught between
the top of the doorway and tho load and
his hack broken. Phj-dcians say he will
die, or be a helpless cripple If he lives.
Mr. John J. Tootle Danscerooaly III.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL
St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. ID. Mrs. John J.
Tootle, wife of a St. Joseph millionaire. Is
seriously ill at her home in this city. Mrs.
Tootle Is suffering from neurasthenia, and
her condition is very alarming to her
friends.
.r,Vir-s' 'g"-frvi-.v-S--''-g-" - '.j,..i-'.:i?4,t-v
FINANCIAL
The Producer
ompany,
to which aToe dlspitch refer. I capitalized
with JW.jO'-. dMdtd Irto 13.M0 shares, fullj
paid and nonassessable, at J10)00 pT sharo. It
) as not only the
Strangest Management
cor-flstinc of men foremost In tlV lndu-trial an 1
flnanHil norld. 1 ut also the largest h-ldtna
224 aren on aplndlt lop. largtr holdings thn
ary other comi..iry In proportion to Us capital.
IV AIJOITIO.V TO T1IKSK
133A Acres
OX SPIMI,I- TOP TIIK COIIPAY HAS
A- Gushers
and ilx more drilling: it also hclds leases on 4.
000 acres of proipectl. oil land la Texas ani
LouUlana.
PAYS HO ROYHLTY
n..l.ls One Contrnct for 1.000,000 Bills.
of Oil, Assurln-f tn the Company
an Income nf
$250,000
PER AN-Nl'M.
ivitti othep. contracts pendino.
QUO
The successful investor INVESTIGATES FIRST, THEN BUYS. Wo want you t
investigate the BECK SHARP Oil Company with the same calm, careful scrutiny that
you apply to your everyday business affairs. Examine carefully our statements, osr
holdings, the business Integrity of our Board of Directors, and after you have done so
and compared the "BECKY SHARP' with other oil companies, we know that you xtttl
buy. TVo own In fee simple an oil weU with a capacity of P-D.CsjO bbls. daily and room
for 13 more. Own our settling tanks, have pipe line rights to every railroad loading rack
in Beaumont, and to Port Arthur. Own oil and mineral rights on 50,000 acres or espe
cially selected oil lands, and to-day are selling oil at the well mouth in sufficient quan
tities to Keep 300 tank cars In service. In order to own and operate Its own cars, the
directors have decided to sell a portion of Its treasury stock at 3 cents per share. This
DOES NOT MEAN ALL of tho stock at that price, and It gives the early investor an
opportunity to get In on the ground floor and to make large profits quickly.
The Board of Directors reserves the right to advance the price without notice, and
we TREDICT that "Beck Sharp" will sell for 23c per share before July 1 and TVE
KNOW that this company will pay a dividend on or before September L 1M- For fur
ther Information call on or write
RIVER NEWS.
nine nnd Fall of the Itlvera
For 2i hours ending at 7 a. m :
bt Louis. Wednesday, Feb. 13. 13C2.
Stations. DanRer.GauKe Change.
rittsturR 22.0 2.0 0.0
Parkersbure 6.0 .... .. .
Cincinnati to 0 9.1 -0.1
Liuisvlllo rS.O 4 5 -0 6
Nashville - 0 .') -0 2
Chattanooga 33 5 -0.2
ltorence 36.0 .... ....
.lohnsonvllle 21.') 6 0 -0 4
Evansvllle 2.'.') 1 1 -0 6
-t. Paul lt.'l frozen ....
Dubuque 15.0 Frozen
Davenport 15 0 Frozn
Keokuk 13.0 Frozen
Den Moines Rapids Frozen
Peor'a 14.0
Grafton 23. .... ....
Omaha 15.0 .... ....
Kanras City 21 0 Frozen
LoonvIIIc 200 Frozen ....
Hermann 24 0 Frozen
St. Louis 30 0 4.2 -n.I
Chester 3)0 31 '0 1
Cairo 45 0 13.0 -1.3
Memph's 33.0 10 5 -2.0
Little Rock K.O 2.7
T Icksbury 43 0 29.2 -1.2
New Orleans 10 0 b'.O
Shreveport 29 0 1.6 -0 2
New Orleans 15 0 10.0 "0.1
Rise -Pall.
R J. HYATT.
Local Forecast Official.
ltiter Forecast.
Th river at St. Ixvuls will show slight decline.
Riser and tlnslnean.
The FtaKe of water In the harbor ye.terday as
Indicated by unofficial 'auf'es was 4 2 feet, show
lnK a rail of .1 of a foot In tho lost 24 hours.
There were no shipments or receptls of freight
bv river jesterdaj.
Weather fair and cold.
To-Dnj-'a Weather.
Fair and probably colder.
River Hlulto Hrcvltle.
C"aptaln Joseph F. Browniskl. superintendent
of railway tloatlnK stock at Jorpa. is an appli
cant for membership In the Mississippi and Ohio
Rivera rilots" boclety.
All the ferries, with the exception of thesa
at Carr (treet and North Market street, were
running -.esterday The tugs have broken tho
Ice tn tho channel south from the Eads Bridge
to Barton street.
River men are predicting that the present
freeze-up of the river here will be the last this
searun. Thaw Ins in the Upper Mlsslrslppl and
Ml-sourl River valles. followed by ra!n. It Is
Faid. will plve a good stage of water from St.
L011I9 to New Orleans. Opcnlnz of navlgatlori
to points in the short trade, at least, is expect
ed not later than the middle ot March.
H- Telegraph.
REPUBLIC SPECIALS.
Cairo. Ill . I"eb. 19 Tlie r,er continues declin
ing rapidly, conslderlnr the present stage of wa
ter. The Kauf-e reoda 12.6 feet, a fall of L4 feet
dunrK the last 24 hours l he weather is coM.
freezing, cloudy and threatening rain or snow.
The Fred Hartwcir arrived from Humphrey's
Creek last mcht with a banco of coal, which
was taken from the sunken barge dropped there
recently by Joseph R. Williams. The barse Is a
trtal loss, but nearly all the coal will be saved.
The Georgia Lee with a -rood trip Rot away at
30:30 last nlcrt for Mcmshls with a good trip.
The Charlotte Boeckeler arrived at a. m. from
the Lower Mississippi With 2 ba-ges of pulpwood
for Cincinnati She will return south to-morrow.
The H. P. Frlsble from the south arrived at $ a.
m. with 2 barges of lumber and 1 barge of wood,
the latter for Muncte Pulp Co-npan7. She will
return south to-morrow, followed by the Fritz.
The Herman Paepcke depnrted for the I.5wer
Mississippi at 6 a. m. with empt'os. The Dick
Fowler arrived at 2:30 p. m with a fair trip.
She remains over until midnight to take an opera
troupe to Paducah. There If but little river
business on account of both the Ohio and Mis
sissippi rivers being conrid at several places
with Ice, which cuts off communication by water
between Cairo. St. Louis and Cincinnati. It is
thoucht. however, with the advent of warmer
weather in a few das. with a rain and a conse
quent rise In the rive-, that the -roreea will let
go. The mammoth Ilallldav rhilllps wharf
Itoat will he tewed to Mound City to-morrow to
be docked Pilot TV. TV Wood went to h's home
In Shawneetcwn to-day bv rail.
Momphl'. Tenn.. Feb. 19. The river here stands
10.5 feet on the saute, n fall cf 2 feet In the
last 24 hours. The New South from New Orleans
paFsed un last r.lKht at 12 o'clock, bound for Cin
cinnati with 40 trns frel-ht and her cabin full
of passenKers. She discharged here ?65 barrels
mola.ses and added 200 bales cotton. The James
Lee departed at 5 p m. for Friar's Point. The
Sadie Lee departed at 5 it. m. for Arhport. Re
ceipts bv river to-dav were 77 iiil cotton. 4
bass Feed cotton and 237 Ficks cotton seed.
Paducah. Kv . Feb. 39 River muse this
evenlmr reads 10 fct. The C)de from the Ten
nes.ee River arrived al It o'clock last rlsht and
will return at 5 o'clock to-morrow evening. The
Dick Few'er for Cairo at S-20 this nvrnlng. The
II. TV. Pnttorff from Cla-k-rvllle a-rived at 6.30
this mcrnlrrr and left for Nashville at 1 p. m.
Ire In the Upne- Ohio still cuts nut navleatlon.
and from the present outlook of he wither ther
Is no telling when business jn that river will ba
recumed
Madison. Ind.. Feb. 19 Navlnratlo-i wsa sus
pended tere ten days nro bv heavy lostlng lee.
This afterrpon at 5 o'clock the ce close,! tl7ht
from Fhere to shore and the er-es below have
canted n r!e of 2 feet since j esterday. Heats In
port: Golden Gate. Juniata ard Sp-ead Eagle.
Fair and cold.
Grand Tower III.. Feb 19 The raure rea-s
4. -Vet nnd stationary. Wcaher elcuiy and cool.
Plttsburr Pa. Feb 39 River 4 feet, sta
tionary. Clear and cold.
Whcelln-r. W. Va. Feb. 19 River closed, with
9 feet 4 Inches and stationary. Clear and cold.
Cincinnati. O . Feb. 19 River 9 fet and fall
ing. Clear and ecld.
Louisville. Kv.. Feb. 19 River falllne; In
canal. 4 feet 5 Inches: on falls 2 feet 3 Inches;
below locks. 7 feet 3 Inches. Clear and cold.
Burllnston. la.. Teh. 19 The river Is 8 Inches
above low-water mark of 1S54 and on a stand.
Fair and cold.
Cape Girardeau. Mo . Feb. 19 River on a
Ftand. Weather colder and cloudy, threatening
mow. No chanze In Ice aorge.
Chester. 111. Feb. 19 River still frozen and
stationary. Weather cloudy and warmer.
Warsaw, III.. Feb. 19 Gauire reads 3.5 feet.
No change In past 24 hours. Clear, cold.
Evan'vllle. Ind.. Feb. 19 River 8 feet ard fall
ing. Clear and cold. No boats.
STREET PAVING" DISCUSSED E. R.
Bucklev, State Geologist, spoke before the
Engineers Club, at No. 1600 Locust street.
,... .1.1.1 nn .'area.. DhH.f" flnVeTnl
HUL Uteu, v u...b eu.au.,. M ...
new members were received.
'r'-i
y ;;?.gUrgtyfrJ.f,'- tF.g--??:
OFPICERSt
President TAMIX HOPKINS. St Louis. M8l
ic Presldc.lt VT. T. UAMPBCteU BeauaCtrt.
Texa.
Treasurer ROD OldVtnt. Peaumont. Texas.
becretarj-GUOKGU SI. CR.VIC. Tort Arthur.
Texa-.
IlIKKCTOIKt
JOHN tl GATES lrtn and Slfel. CLtcace. III.
nrraix 1I.WI.CV. Southern Paclnc Itallwar.
New York city.
P . RAY. Contlne-tal Tobacco Co . N. Y. Cltr.
JCsbi: WAS--UIMIAX. Wasserman Bros . Eant-
rs and ll-rke-h Xrw York Citv
JE.-,-,B L,KW1S-ohn. iwlaohn Bros. Metals.
New York CitJ
I t, KLMimn Capl'ali-t. De Kalb. Ill
JAMi:-? HOl'KINS. DIamod Match Cc. St.
Iuis. Mo.
HOWAIin HI.AND. CanltnM't. Tavlo-. Tex.
J S CULI.IN.W. Capltslist. Corl.-ana Texa.
GKotttlE M. null-.. Banker. Klr-t National
Kn Port rthiir. Texas.
It OI.IVBIt. Hanker. Citizens National Conk.
Baumoat Tesas
TV T iMPr.ni.U Banker and Mansqer of th
Hofi--w.avn Syndicate. Heaumont. Texas.
IIXKClTlVi: rOMMITIHIl:
.TPS-:1: LBWISOIIV JOHN vv OATHS.
otoitcn m ("iiiifi, it oi.ivnn
"W. T. CAMPI1KI.U JAnS- HOrKINS.
KI1KISTII It
MnitrHANT-5- LOAN AND TRUST COMPANT.
ClilcaBO. Ill
th fi:r tcr.i:
ILLINOIS Tl:tT AND SAVINHS BNK,
Chlcaso, PI
;i-;m'.r M. rniAsm.!
McKIC A AUTRRY Corsl-am Texas.
AV- are niithorizil 4i offer, for o.
ahort time only, tvxo liunvlrcd ahnrri
nt par,
ino A iiiRi:.
AFTER THAT TUP, PRICK "vVrLI. BE
advanced to
$-:.-; a miaki:.
Knrly SuIseTiliers v. Ill aeenre thla
elioIec Investment tit par tnluc.
The rlht l" r, berv cd bv us to return or apportion
all rub.crtptlons If remltrarjr Is received when
the limited amount of stock offered to the public
l-a3 been subscribed.
Irosieetna Sent on Application.
HOLLAND S- REAVIS.
INVKST.tinTS.
013 Security IIltlK-, M. Loula, Mo,
THE BEAVMONT INVESTMENT CO.,
Bulte S16 E Lincoln Trust, St. Loulj, Mo.
THE WEATHER.
Prediction for To-Dny and ToOIor
roTv Announced.
'U'ashinjton. Feb. 19 Forecast;
Eastern Texas Fair Thursday, with colder In
southwest portion; KrU.13 fair; frfah to brl'l?
northwest winds on the coast.
Oklahoma and Indian Territory Fair Thursday
and Friday; north winds.
Arkansas Fair Thursday and Friday; north.-
wbef -nelrsrler
j Missouri and Illinois Fair Thursday and Frl
! dav: variable winds
Western Texas ralr Thursday ana Friday;
north winds.
Nebraska and Kansas Partly cloudy Thurs
day and Friday: variable winds.
Local Report.
6t. Louis, Wednesday. Feb. is. 1902.
6.59 a.m. 6.59 p.m.
Thermometer, degrees 25 2
Humility t" 71
Direction cf wind XE XE
I Velocity of wind 11 12
I Weather at 6.59 a. m., cloudy: 6 59 p. m., clear.
1 Maximum temperature. 33: minimum. 25. River.
frozen. E. E. SPENCER.
Observ er In Charge.
Government Report.
Department of Agriculture. Weather Bureau.
Meteorological observations received at St. Louis
February 19. 1902. at 6.59 n. m. local time and S
p m. seventy-fifth meridian time. Observations
made at the same moment cf time at all station.
Stations. Dlr. TD.Mx.Raln. Weather.
Ne- Tork NW 24 2S Clear
Philadelphia TV 2S 32 .... Clear
Washington TV 26 zn .... clear
Norfolk NW 34 38 .... Clear
Charlotte B 4) 40 Cloudy
Jacksonville SB 5J 60 .... Cloudy
Atlanta K 46 54 .... Cloud-r
Montgomery E 62 E Rain
Vkksnure E 0 5? .68 Rain
New Orleans NE 54 61 1.3U Rain
Little Rock NG 34 rs .JC Rain. '
Galveston NW 52 C2 .61 Cear
Palestine NW 41 55 Clear
Memphis NE 21 34 1.08 CTcudr
Nashville NE 31 21 .16 Cloudy
Chattanooga NE 34 : Clcady
Louisville NE 22 2? .... Clear
Indianapolis NK 20 21 .... Clear
Cincinnati T. 20 2S clear
Pittsburg NW 22 S3 .... Clear ,
Parkersbure N 3) 22 .... Clear
Buffalo W 14 ro .... Clear v
Cleveland W 1 15 .... Clear
Grand Haven S IS 24 .... clear
Marquette Stv 31 36 .... Fair
Chicago T" 22 24 Oear
Duluth SW JO 34 .... Cloudy
Dubuque NB 22 .... Clear
Davenport SF. 22 30 Clear ,"J
St Paul S 2S 33 .... Fair ,
Columbus .....NE M 2) .. . Clear
Shreveport N 44 34 .2? Rain
Fort Smith 17 38 .16 .01 Rain
Pes Mnlnes E 26 32 .... Clear -r
Springfield. Ill II 20 21 .... Fair
St Louis NE n .I' ... dear
Cal'n NH 22 22 Clear
Hprlns-ficld. Mo NE ) 32 .14 C'o-idr
Kansas City NE 2s 2s .. . Cloudy
Omaha NE 2C si) .... Clear
Huron I S 2 32 .... Clear
Il'.smsrek NW 2S 33 .... Clear
O'Appelle S 22 .-4 .... Fair
Ca'rary Calm 40 41 .... cloudy
Havre SW 42 41 .... Fair
Ho'en-i 'vv' 40 41 .... noudy
RanU Citv NW 4) it .... Clear
North Platte NW rl .01 Cloudy
Lander I J5 ' I'ar
Chejenna NW 2 1 2'!.
Denver N7! 2? - -".",4r
Pueblo TH 4V 44 .... Far
Dodre City , NTT' W JJIr
Oklahoma ..... v ; 2J cirudy
Ceneonlla N ' " JU,lr
FI Paso .NP- ' " "
Abllen- NW 3 41 .... Cloudy
oSrd Junction N 46 50 .... Clear
Salt La NW 42 41 .... ear
c.nts Fe Nr. 41 ' .... J ""
Wichita ...""...... ..V 24 f6 .26 Clo-idr
Valentine N 22 31 .01 C'oudy
c.Bn'An?oni;-:::::.::....Nv: r; 51 .... nr
Modena -E 4 4 .... Clear
Indicates Ir.appr-clable p-ec Patg'p"R:crKTt,
Observer tn Charge.
PRICE OF BROOMS ADVANCED.
Manufacturers to Charge 23 Cents
a Dozen More for All Grades.
Chicago, Feb. 13. Delegates of the Broom
Manufacturers' Association of the United
States, at the conclusion ot their two ilays
special meeting here to-day. raised the price
of all brooms 13 cents a dozen.
The manufacturers have conferred with
broom-corn brokers and were told that les
than 13 per cent of this year's crop vu4
still In the hands of the farmers and that
there would he no new crop for eight
months. The dealers had previously ad
vanced prices 3) per cent to meet the situa
tion, and to-day a hard fight was made to
make the advance SO cents a dozen. This
was deemed too radical, however, nnd the
Executive Committee of the association wa
empowered to make a further advance ap
to the limit of E0 cents a dozen. In case
the situation warrants such action.
MEMORIALFUNP IS GROWING.
R. C. Kerens Expects to Raise
? 25,000 in Missouri.
Cleveland, Feb. 19 That publls Interest
In the McKlnley national memorial Is on
the Increase Is evidenced by the ever grow
ing volume of letters and telegrams re
ceived at the headquarters of the national
as9oc'atlon In this city. Secretary Ritchie
Is busl'y engaged In securing information for
his report to be submitted at the Washing
ton meeting of the trustees on February K.
Richard C. Kerens, who has lately been
appointed to the chairmanship of the Atts
sourl State auxiliary, says the Stats will
give i2S,0C0 to the fund. In Kansni City
an effort Is being made to get a contribu
tion from every resident, ranging froo A
cent up.
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