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P"RTflF,1 On Trains. Three
V, S
Bodies of Mrs. Mary Golz and Five-
Year-Old Daughter Are Buried
in Wrecked Building.
Tillie Stine, a Domestic, Rescued
From Among Fallon Rafters
She Is in a Critical
Golz Went Into Cellar to Look for
Gas Leak With a Lighted Match
Explosion Tore Out Inte
rior of Residence, No. 422
Xorth Vandeventer.
Two bodies He buried beneath a mas cf
debris at No. 423 North Vande enter ave
nue, as the result of an explosion which
followed the effort of Robert Golz to locate
a leak In a gas meter with a lighted match
at 11:30 last night.
The body of his wire. Mrs. Martha Golz.
and daughter, Martha, arc entombed in the
wrecked building. Golz was blown from the
basement through a grating to the side
walk, ten feet above. He is now at the
City Hospital, burned from bead to fcot.
His injuries may prove fatal.
Tillie Stine. a domestic. fell with the fur
niture and rafters from the second story
and was extricated by the police a few
minutes after the explosion. She was un
conscious and badly burned, cut and
bruised At the hospital it was said that
she may recover.
The absence of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Bel!,
who live on the second floor, probably sated
their lives.
Policemen Noonan and Schenk of the
Eighth District saw the explosion, and.
rushing to the scene, found Golz upon the
paement. An ambulance was summonod.
The officers then hacked a way through
the broken timbers and discovered Miss
Stine pinioned beneath broken rafters and
a pile cf furniture. She was dragged to
the sidewalk, where physicians who had
gathered with the crowd of spectators ren
dered medical aid before the hospital corps
Then began the work of digging for in
mates. Jt was at first supposed that at
least four persons were in the ruins. Golz
regained consciousness before the ambu
dance arrived.
"My wife and daughter. They are In
there," he said to the surgeon. ''For God's
cake have somebody save them. Look out
for Bell and his wife."
Golz did not know that the Belli were out
when the explosion occurred. But he did
know that his wife and young daughter
were in the pile. His voice, weak from. pain,
added determination to those who stood
near by. waiting for Information that might
help them in locating the burled persons.
"They were in the bedroom, in the back
of the house. Look there, underneath the
wreck," said Golz. Raising his head from
tho stretcher as the ambulance drove away,
he saw his neighbors rush toward that part
of the building.
Bojs had been sent scurrying over tha
neighborhood for picks, shovels, crowbars
any sort of tool that would be of use.
The Firs Department arrived, and then
began a well-directed search for the bodleai
Willing hands held lanterns while the fire
men, with ample assistance, moved rafters
and stacks of broken, furniture in that part
of the structure where the bodied of Mrs.
Golz and her daughter were supposed to
be burled.
Golz and his family Uved on the first
floor at No. 422 North Vandeventer avenue.
His shop is in the front part of the build
ing. At the rear of the shop is his own
and his wife's bedroom. In this room, at
the time of the accident, Golz. his wife and
6-year-old daughter were preparing for bed.
On the second floor is the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Avery Bell. With them lives
Tillie Stine. a domesUc
Golz had been working late in his shop
and when he went to his room to retire he
smelted escaping gas. He tried the gas
fixture In his room, and in the shop. Not
being able to locate the leak he decided to
let it go.
A few minutes later the smell of gas be
came so strong that he took a box of
matches and went to the cellar, which ex- ,
tenaea from the front to the rear of the
Then was heard a deafening explosion.
The center of the building collapsed, leav
ing merely tho outer walls.
Cries were heard and tho policemen who
broke In the door leading to the second
floor, crept along the rafters. Although the
floor was nearly destroyed they reached a
bed which was hanging on rome cross
beams in the front part of the building.
There they found Tillie Stine.
After crying- for help the woman had be
come unconscious from fear. The police
men carried her, wrapped In bed clothes, to
the corner of OlUe street and Vandeven
ter avenue, where Doctor Raymond tem
porarily dressed her wounds. Golz was
given attention, and both were taken to the
City Hospital.
Mtes SUne was badly cut about the face
end body, the furniture in the room failing
on her bed when the explosion took pUce
and a large plate-glass mirror breaking on
her head.
Mr. and Mrs. Avery Bell, with whem Miss
Stine lived, were at Delmar Garden at the
time of the explosion, and reached their
home shortly after the Fire Department
arrived. They found their heme in ruins,
their furniture an absolute loss, but they
console themselves with having escaped in
Members of the Fire Department imme
diately began a search for the bodies of
Mrs, Golz and her daughter. The wreckage
in the front and rear -of the building was
slowly cleared away and the mea worked
toward each other.
The building Jn front showed little -of th
effect of the explosion. The wall standing
uajarred, but at the rear of the building
the full effect of the explosion could be
Tho rear wall and the first and sec-
Chief of Police Kiely Wains tliu
Public Xot to Violate
the Law.
Chief of Police Klcly's order to tho effect
that cannon firecracker", pistols, cannons
and heay fireworks arc forbMdcn to-day
will be rigidly enforced by the iollcc Bnch
Captain ha? received a written order com
manding him to enforce the law strictly to
the letter, and any patrolman caught neg
ligent In the performance of his duty will
be rent before the Police Board. Chief
Klely siys he will reecmmenl the dls
mlal of any such officer.
Cannon crarkcr1-. Ioo" powder, pistols,
gun. toy cannons of large caliber, giant
torpodre? and all fcrms of dynamite are
positively under the ban. Bj past experi
ence Chkf Klelr rajs he has learned that
thesa are too dangerous to be allowed.
They she no more pleasure and onlv In
crease the danger of the diy to Young
America. He rajs Ju-s as much fun can bo
found in smaller fireworks, which not cnly
are leys dangerous, but much more beauti
ful. Small firecrackers, Roman candles,
skyrockets, pin wheels, colored fires and
all sorts of display fireworks will not be
Interfered with.
The police wero kept busy in all parts of
the city jesterday watching boj-s who were
violating the law when no one was look
ing "While no arrests were made, s-veral
good-sized "bluffs" on the p.irt of the po
licemen were made to frighten tho bojs.
It was not an uncommon sight to wo a po
liceman catch a boj- bj the collar and w.ilk
him to the corner. On the lad's promise to
refrain from further -violation of the law
the officer would release the boj
The toy canes which explode a percussion
ond floor was gone and all there was to
mark the building Is a huge pile of debris.
In this pile of ruins firemen worked with
energj", every Instant or so stopping to lis
ten If thev could hear a sound from those
At the City Hospital Golz raid: "I
smelled ca'. and. knowing that I could not
sleep with that smell in the room, took
some matches and went to the cellar to
locate the leak, which I supposed to be
near the meter.
"When I reached the cellar the smell of
gas was almost overpowering, and as I
neared the meter it became stronger. I
lighted one match and instant- the explo
sion resulted.
"I was blown through the Iron door In
the sidewalk, falling unconscious on the
pavement. I did not remember anj thing
more until picked up by the police.
"My wife and child were in the bedroom
abovo the cellar at the time of the explosion
and are certalnlj- kUled."
Miss Stein said: "The first thing I knew
of the explosion was when tho floor of my
room sank under mo and tay bed was left
hanging on the rafters. Flames leaped up
around me for a second, but I don't think
I am burned.
"The furniture fell on the bed and a large
mirror fell on my head, breaking, and cut
Ung my face. I then became unconscious
and remember nothing more UU the officers
found me."
The wrecked building Is said to belong to
Howard BIosom. and was valued at about
$4,000. The furniture Is thought to have been
worth JI.C00. The adjoining building, despite
the force of the explosion, does not seem
to have been damaged The walls are
cracked, but no material Injury done.
-- an
Postponement document Signed
Monday Is Just Made
Washington, July 3 The proclamation for
postponement of the World's Fair was
signed July 1. but copies were not prepared
for the public until to-day. The proclama
tion is as follows:
Br the President of the United States of Amer
Whereas. The President on August M, ML
issued his proclamation stating that he had been
advised by the Louisiana Purchase. Exposition
CtommlBSIon, pursuant to the r revisions of Sec
tion of the act of Congress approved March
1. 1901. entitled. "An cct to provide far cele
brating the cne hundredth anniversary of the
purchase of the Louisiana Territory by the
United States, by holding an international ex
hlblton of arts. Industries, manufactures and the
products of the soil. mine, forest and sea in the
cltr of St. Iv-uIf. In the State of Missouri," that
proriska bad btn made for grounds an!
buildings for the tises frcclB-d In the said men
tioned act of C6cgref .
"Whereas. It was declared and proclaimed by
the President In bis aforesaid proclamation that
such International exhibition would be opened
in the city of SL Louis. In the State of Mis
souri, rot later than the first day of May, txz.
and b closed not later tfcan the rim day of
December thereafter:
Whereas. Section S of the act of Congress ap
proved June rs. 1S-K, entitled. "An act mak'ng
appropriation for sundry civil expense of the
Government for the fiscal jear ending June 3D.
1903. and for other purposes." fixes a subsequent
date for the holdlns; cf the said International
cxhILItlon. and specifically dates that said com
mission shsll provide for the dedication of the
bulldlnes of the Lotil'lana Purchase Exposition.
In said city of St. Lcul. not later than the
thirtieth day of April. 19. with appropriate
ceremonies, and thereafter said Kxpositica shall
be orened to visitors at such time as may te
designated br said company, subject to the ap
proval of said corrmltlon, not later than the
first Jar of Jlaj. mi. and shall b closed at
such time as ib National Corcmlrslon may de
termine, subject to the approval of tho com
pany, but not later than the first day of De
cember thereafter;
Now, therefore I. Tri-O'lTe UooseT'lt, Prrl
fient of the Vnlted States, do hreby declare and
proclaim the aforesaid provision cf law, to the
end that It may definitely and formally be
known that sueh international exhibition will be
opened la the city of Et. Louis. In the State or
Missouri, not later than May j, INI, and will
be clcied not later than December 1 of that
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set rrfr
hand and caused tha seal of the United States
to be affixed.
fScal) Done at the city of Washington, the
tol.. d,.T ?f ?afy- 1Kt- "d1 of the independence
cf the Lnlted States the cne atidred and twen-tr-slxth.
Bv the President: David J. mil. Acting Sec
retary of State.
Will Spend the Summer There
With His Fainilr.
Cape May. K J.. July i-Maycr Holla
Wells of SL Louis, accompanied by Mrs.
"Wells and the children, arrived here lasV
night and will pass the summer here.
4 Konnmnnv
Cannon fire cracker1.
O IMstols.
I s Giant torredoes.
4- Dj-narilte.
s Small fire crackers.
Roman t-aiKilcs.
4 Skj rockets.
s Plnwhecls.
s Colored Fire.
AH manner of display fireworks.
cap when thumped on the sidewalk kept
jiedtstrlans on tho jump in the downtown
districts. Try as they might the police
could not suppre.s them.
"I do not want to be the cause of making
the daj- less enjoyable for the boys," said
Chief KIclj-. "but my experience with a
few wide-open" Fourths has taught me
that It is net best to lt the youngsters run
riot. It is all right to celebrate, but. like
cierj thing else, it must be kept in bounds.
I remember former Fourths when there
would be hundreds of accidents in the
course of the daj'. All of them could bo
: traced to the heavj- fireworks.
"When every one is permitted to carry a
revolver it Is next to Impossible to prevent
brawls and shootings. Who can tell when
a revolver is loaded until after some one has
been shot? In order that no one will be
shot we will positively forbid any one ear
ning a revolver. If any offenders are
caught they will be locked up and warrants
sworn out against them, charging them
with carrj'ng concealed weapons. We have
told the people what they can do. and we
hope they will abide by the law."
Bullet From Intended Victim Sets
Off Dynamite in Arkansas
Man's Pocket
Parly Retreats in Haste and a
Coroner's Inquest Is Held
Authorities Make 3fo Ar
rests in the Case.
Mammoth Spring. Ark.. JulyX As:Uie re
sult of an alleged attempt at whltecapping
at Union, a small Tillage in this county,
esterday, pink Gibson, & well-known citi
zen, was blown into pieces and nine other
men wro more or less seriously injured.
Harvey Sexton received warning that a
hand of whltecappers were to visit his
house, with the avowed intention of killing
him end dvnamlUng his building.
Sexton barrlcatded the doors and with a.
rifle kept a sharp lookout. Yesterday morn
ing the alleged whttecaps made their ap
pearance and Sexton fired one shot.
Tho bullet struck Fink Gibson In the
stomach, passing through a pocket In which
a stick of dynamite was carried.
Immediately there was a terrible explo
sion, and the ground for yards around
where tho man stood was torn up. Nine of
his companions were thrown to the ground
and more or less injured.
Tho party Immediately retreated.
Gibson was literally blown to piece,
small portion: of his body being found long
distances away.
Sexton notified the authorities of the oc
currence, and on inquest was held. The
i erdlct of the Coroner's Jury was that Pink
Gibson came to his death from the effect
of a gunshot wound and the explosion of
dynamite at the hands of Harvey Sexton.
Xo arrests have been made.
Special Grand Jury Investigated
Abraham Witberup's Death
and Made Its Report.
Paris. Mo., July X A special Grand Jury
convened by Judge Ely to InvesUgate the
lyrchlng of Abraham "Wltherup, the ac
cused murderer of young "Will Grow, re
ceived its instructions from the court this
morning, heard the testimony of about a
dozen witnesses ar.d late this afternoon
brought in a report of no Indictment'.
Monday, Juno 30. being the day set for
Abraham Wltherup's trial. Judge Eby came
to Paris to comply with the procedure by
law. After opening court Judge Eby said;
"The case of the State of Missouri
against Abraham "Wltherup Is called for
trial. Sheriff bring the prisoner Into court."
"Your Honor, the prisoner is dead." said
the Prosecuting Attorney.
"In that case the court dlsmlrses the
cause." said Judge Eby.
Without further remark or comment
Judge Eby then ordered the Sheriff to Im
lilnel a epeclal Grand Jury for Thursday.
July 3. the object of w hlch should be to In
vestigate the manner In which Wltherup
came to his death. This morning (he Jury
began its rslcns. The charge as delivered
ur Judee Env wai In brief as follows:
This is the first time in two years tLa: a Gtand
Jury h". been called and only iiow because the
er-urt deems that conditions in the ccunty re
quire It. In every community there 1 sl3TS
ccrriicilpg and pernicious m1unce at wcrfc. often
lisl!Ioui. sometimes in ihe open hn the
courts are compelled to take coxniz-oo n them.
It 1- the old. old battle cf -rood olnt evU, or
right against wrong, which ho bn nagnl sinre
we bae had knowledge it hunwn nUtorr. Com
munities not lnfieiiu-nily drill lntt such con
ditions as are asauut u al rder.
In s scHety wnere safety is secured to you and
yojr home, where the in-ilrliual Is rrMected.
defines, is Tesrarded .ai pniri;y aa: charac
ter I unafsalled. we are ait to iie flgnt of the
tnficent inrlurnee of the Ix-w.
It Is only when disaster overtakes os that we
stretch pleading band to Juftlc and Jcstlce
ner returns a respcnMre grasn. Every man is
guaranteed a trial by a Jury of Tils peers, and In
a community where the law la a fact such guar
arte is a cuarantee in truth.
Selt-crnstltuted regulators are a menace to all
government and all society. But I need not con
tinue further. The character cf the representa
tive and respectable citizens o. Monroe County
Is too well known to think that they will Indorse
liwlfsnss and disorder. Am such citizens you
rune a duty to perfcrra.
Judge Eby then read impressively the
Grand Juror's oath, and after explaining
the unprecedented haste with which With
frup's trial had been ordered, recited the
facts of his death and the unenviable no
toriety It had given the county. He also
told the Jury It need not conllne Its Inves
tigations, but to present all Yiolations that
czme within its nctlce.
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Her Majesty's gown and cloak. Intended for the coronation, wero made In Paris, but
the material Is of English make. The beautiful coronation robes, which have never
yet been seen on the Queen, were exhibited In Paris for two days, and excited the wonder
and admiration of hundreds of American and European women who were fortunate
enough to obtain tickets of admission. One of the strongest disappointments conse
quent upon the postponement of the coronation was that of not seeing England's beauti
ful Queen in her gorgeous robes and priceless Jewels. As shown in the accompanying
picture, which Is from a recent photograph, the Queen does not appear to be near her
real age, which is IS years. She Is, perhaps, the best preserved woman in all England,
having for many jears given much attention to the preservation of her health and
Has Not Read Penfleld's Published
Statement and Doesn't Know
What Course He Will Take.
Washington. July 3. Senator Bailey of
Texas arrived in Washington this morning
from Xew York and left this evening for
Texas in response to a telegram announcing
that one of his small sons had been hurt
In a runaway accident.
Senator Bailey made the statement to a
member of the Texas delegation la the
House to-day that he had not read So
licitor Penlleld's published statement, an I
that he did not Intend to do so unUl the
pressing matters which were engaging his
attenUon at the present time were out of
the way.
He indicated that when he did familiar
ize himself with the contents of this state
ment, he would first consult his friends be
fore taking any action in the matter, and
that he would be guided by their advice.
Solicitor Pcnfleld will leave the city for
Indiana Saturday or Sunday on an ex
tended vlsIUng trip.
The friends of Senator Bailey say that
a demand will certainly be made upon the
President or Secretary Hay for the disci
plining of Solicitor Penfleld. As a precedent
for this, they point to the fact that the
President has severely reprimanded of
ficer of the army of high rank for less
opprobrious comments.
When Senator Bevcrldge declared In the
Senate that Mr. Bailey's charge was "un
warranted" Mr. Bailey believed himself to
be so grievously insulted that nothing but
a persona! attack upon the Indiana Senator
would satisfy him. To be told that he lied
and be called an ass, it Is supposed, would
be still more unpleasant for Mr. Bailey, and
there Is much surmising as to what steps he
Are printed In he Republic than any other
morning newspaper west of Chicago. Com
pare the figures for the first six months of
Januarj' 23,378
February. 20,730
March 26,161
April 26,171
May 28.4S0
June. 26,639
will take to obtain satisfaction from Judge
The latter was asked whether he did not
fear that the Senator would demand per
sonal satisfaction from him. as he had
from Senator Beverldge.
"I neither fear him nor care what he may
demand." was the emphatic reply of the
solicitor. "When I am assailed unjustly
and untruthfully, cs in this instance. I will
resent it. whatever tho consequences may
Judge Penfleld Is a heavier and larger
man than Senator Beverldge, and Is broad
shouldered and otockUy built. He Is. how
ever, not so large nor so athletic as Senator
More Than a. Score of the Animals
Meet Death In Mad Rash
Man Almost Killed.
Chicago, July 3. Maddened and half in
toxicated from alcohel used In "distillery
slop" fed to them, a big herd of cattle
stampeded in the stock yards to-day.
More than a score of the animals met
death In the rush. Scenes were enacted that
for terror and blood made old stockmen
and cowboys turn their backs. One man
nearly lost his life.
The herd jtampeded numbered more thai
6W. of the kind known as "distillery cat
tle." fattened on the refuse from liquor
A closed gate caused the trouble, nnd be
fore it was ocr twenty-one animals lay in
a heap, some Impaled on horns, others with
broken necks, and others frantically climb
ing over the squirming mass, while some of
the survliors leaped fences and escaped to
arIous parts of the yards.
A dead wall of cattle was what finally
brought the rear rush of animals to a halt,
the herd only stopping when the pressure
gave way because of the lessening numbers.
January 23,581
February 21,512
March 30,101
April 30,019
Maj. 31,711
June. . 31,14-3
London Xo Longer reels Unea.y
and His Majesty's Physicians
Resume Prhate Practice.
Caused His Majesty liscomfort
and Onuzo Plugs Wer' Insert
ed Wound Is Granulat
ing Satisfactorily.
o s.i si:roD nrnrtvrioN
e hay nn mxkswry.
O London. July 3. Reynold Weekly
Newspaper will say regarding the
s King's condition: s
'The K'ng's condition is still more
serious than the official bulletins in-
d'eate. It Is still doubtful whether s
a refold operation will not hae to
s lx prormed. In that rae. even If
the King recovered. h wou'd be a s
permanent invalid." s
London. July 1 EverjUiIng points to a
satlrctory. If somewhat prolonged conva
lescence of the King. It Is expected that
the bulletins regarding his condition will
soon be reduced to one a day.
Onlv small crowds haunt the board at
Buckingham Palace, which ! an Indication
that public confidence has been restored.
Only one phslclan remains at the palace
throughout the night, and all of the doc
tors are able to attend to the mere press
ing portion of their private practice-" Sir
Frederick Treves abencd hlmelf from the
palace to-day to attend the wedding of his
only daughter to Major Delme Badcllffe.
A number of coronation guests left Lon
don to-day. Including1 the Crown Prince of
Xorway and Prince Komntsu of Japan
Gatherings of distinguished persons said
good-by to them at the station, where ev
ery one -eemed to be In high spirits with
regard to the condition of the King.
Fijlnns Pra) er of Intercession.
Crowds of the soldiers new In London
make dally pilgrimages to Buckingham
Palace t (tare at the window of his Majes
ty's apartment, while people g-ither to stare
nt the strange uilforms and stranger faces
of the native soldiers from distant quarters
of the Empire.
A "trlklng scene was wltnesed to-day. A
big brake loaded with Fijian soldiers d'ew
up In front of the palace. The men were
barelegged and bareheaded; the'r frlz-ry
hair was long and dyed. and. with thel
white cotton skirts and quaint tunics, th-y
presented a strange spectacle, even .n
cosmopolitan London.
In front of the palace, and to the amaze
ment of the assembled crowd, the Fijlsns
solemnly Intoned a hymn of Interctsiljn
In their native tongue, which had be:n
composed for the occasion by one of their
Dralnnire Tubes Removed.
Discussing the King's uninterrupted
progress, the Lancet says It has been neces
sary to remove the drainage tubes. n they
could not be tolerated, and gauze plugs are
now used Instead. The wound It granulat
ing satisfactorily, the discharge has dimin
ished and is perfectly Inodorous. His
Majesty's temperature has been normal
since June 26. His constitutional condition
is admirable."
The British Medical Journal. In expressing
a similarly (satisfactory view of the King's
condition, says:
"At no time has It been necsary since
the operation to use sedaUves to indue
the King to sleep. To medical men who
have read the dally bulletins it lias been
obvious that the statements therein wero
entirely frank. There was great a.nxlety at
first. Sir Frederick Treves did not go to
bed for seven nights, nut the load of anx
iety Is now lightened. If it has not entlrely
disappeared. The rumors regarding the
King's general health are altogether un
founded, and confidence Is now felt that,
thanks In an unusual degree to his sound
constitution, the King will make recovery."
Four Persons Prostrated by Warm
Weather of Yesterday.
Four persons were taken to the City Hos
pital yesterday suffering from heat pros
tration. Charles Wallace. 49 years old, of
Xo. 3) Cass avenue, was overcome by the
heat at hts home.
Henry Vel Koetter. 4Z years old, of No.
101S High street, while at work at the
World's Fair grounds, yesterday afternoon,
was overcome. Thomas Kehoe. 30 jearj
old. of Xo. 1(C North Fourth street, was
prostrated by the heat at Fourth and Chest
nut streets- Andrew Hager, 34 J earn old.
of Xo. 1519 BIddle street, was prostrated at
his residence. Three cases of heat pros
tration were taken to the hospital Wednes
Three Serious Cases Reported
From Maplewood.
Mrs. Margaret Met: and her daughter
Agnes. " years old, who live rn the Big
Bend road, Maplewood, and Ethel KuIIman,
8 jears old. of Maple Lawn, were poisoned
yesterday by eating the wrong variety of
Doctor D. B. Furnell of Maplewood re
ported last night that the two girls are
dangerously sick while the condition of
Mrs. Metz is serious. He says that persons
should be very careful about gathering and,
eating mushrooms at this season of the
year. He has had several cases of poison
ing recently, but those yesterday are the
most serious he has had to treat.
Left Bulk of Estate to His Throe
William Bartllng. by his will, filed for
probato esterdav, directed that a monu
ment to cost J3.000 be placed at his grave In
SS. Peter and Paurs Cemetery. He left JI(0
each to the German Protestant Orphans'
Home and Mrs, Marie Pritsch; J2 each to
his nephew. William Bartllng. and niece.
Mane BarUing; his gold watch and chain to
his son. William:. JS.0OJ to his daughter.
Augusta Bartllng. and his household furni
ture and fl&f) to his son. Charles.
He left the remainder of his estate In
7V i i""!"1- Miam. Augusta
! and Charles. One-half of the residue Is to
be distributed to them. January 1. 1907, and
the remaining one-half January L Lu. 'xuv
will was executed June 6. 1S3S.
Evansvllle. IncL. July 1 The Itevcrend
Father Sieler died late to-night at St. Jos
eph rectory at Jasper, at the age cf TO
yea-s. He was one of the best known
Cn;hoi:e priests In Southern Indiana, nnd
formerly had a large parish here. His body
will be fcur'ed at SL Mlenrad, where thcro
Is a pleats" cewsisry.
Edward Witfield's Houseboat
Slipped Mooring and Was
Drifting Away.
Goes Ashore to Get Supplies and
High Water Breaks Boat
From Bank Stake.
Fisherman So Exhausted When
He Beached Craft That His
Wife Drags Him From
Mississippi Biver.
Edward Wltfield. a fisherman, had to
swim more than a mile jesterday in the
MissdsMppl to capture his houseboat that
had slipped Its mooring and was rapidly
going down stream with his wife and two
children aboard.
The boat was moored on the Illinois
rAore below Venice. WItfleld bad occasion
to go ashore in the afternoon for some
stores. L'pon his return he was surprised
to find his home gone. He saw It floating
rapidly away about three-quarters of a
mile below. A small skiff that he used to
attend his lines was aIo gone, having been
tied to the larger bcat-
HIs wife was trjlng to propel the house
boat back to shore with the sweeps, but
she cn'jld not control the unwieldy craft.
WHOM at first tried to run along the
3hore. but could only proceed a short
distance owing to the sloughs formed by
the high water. Taking off only his shoes
he sprang into the water and started to
swim after his floating home.
The water was rough and a high wind
blowing from the south made his task
mere difficult. He kept on. however; and
finally overhauled the "-raft, a mile and a
quarter from where It was moored, aa It
was nearlng the Eads bridge. He was as
sisted aboard by his wife, being exhausted
by the long swim.
After resting the plucky fisherman at
tempted to propel the boat back, but the
rapid current and high wind made it im
polbIe. He allowed the boat to drift
further down and mocred it on Sandy
WItfle'd has been in the neighborhood
about three month". He originally cams
from. Dubuque, but has been making fre
quent stop" along the river looking: for a -i
location. -
He finally settled from where the boat
flipped lis cables owing to the nigh water,
selecting, according to the custom of the
fishermen, ten .feet to the north and ten
south as his Ashing territory.
Mrs. WItfleld was greatly frightened
when she dlrcovered that the boat was
afloat, and. having recently recovered from
a spell of sickness, was unable to handle
the heavy sweeps effectively.
Missouri 3Ian Would Not Ex
change His Family Title.
Springfield. Mo.. July 3. Twelve thousand
dollars, which the lite Louise Frisble, for
merly a Wall street broker, willed to Lu
mas II. Holmes of Springfield, provided he
changed his name to Frisble. will go In
stead to Vassar College.
LouIe Frl'ble was Holmes's aunt. In her
will, filed in Xew York a year ago. Holmes
was given until to-day to decide whether
he would change bis name to that of the
doner. He announces that he wUI retain tho
name of Holmes.
For St. Lools nnd Vicinity Unset"
tied, but probably fair and warmer.
For Missouri Fnlr nnd warm Fri
day anil Saturday.
For Illinois Fair and warm Friday.
Saturday showers la south, cooler
1. Only Small
Fireworks Will Be rer-
Z. Triple Holiday Begins To-Day.
How St. LouUans Will Spend the Fourth.
3. Colonet D. P. Dyer for the Senate.
t. Rock Island to Have Its Own Belt
Line and Yards.
Life Imprisonment for Killing Wife.
Net Tightening About Disbrow.
Fugitive Convict Seizes Launch and
Bouts a Posse.
5. Sang In Court and Escaped Workhouse.
Fair Terminals Under Discussion
Came From Italy to Wed In St. Loul
Northern Iowa Swept by Storm.
Concert on Roof of Union Club.
6. The Republic Form Chart
Racing at Delmar Park.
7. East Side Xew?.
Cardinals Win Two games From Chi
cago. Young Corbett Will Train at Saratoga.
Britons to Play for Davis Trophy.
S. Editorial.
Shields-Bond Wedding Surprise to Many
9. Cotton Crop Shows General Decline.
10. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
Blrfh. Marriage and Death Records.
11. Rooms for Rent and Real Estata Ad
12. Stocks Show Activity Just Befora ths
Local Stocks Generally Easy;
Wall Street Gossip.
13. Summary of. St. Louis Markets.
Local Grains Close Lower.
Chicago Grains Lower Except July
II. Ward Commission May Be Appointed.
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