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THE T. LOUIS REPUBLIC. WOIR, LID'S 1Q04 FAIR 3 ST. LOUIS, MO.. SATURDAY. JULY 5, 1J()2. NINETY-FIFTH YEAR. P. - I SI. Louis Ono Cent. T? If) K -. On Trnln. Three Cents. ' XV J. -U ( onlnldrSI. Loala. Two Cent. WRECK OF GOLTZ HOME ON VANDEVENTER AVENUE. AMBASSADOR GHOATE TRIES TO PREVENT SPEECHES ON FOURTH SG0RES SUFFER INJURY FROM FOURTH OF JULY AGGIDENTS, LTf 3-T-j A i t isfcfy?JS3MusnMMi . JiMfcfcBWBBLJBZ K3ra9ffjmmBXAM ffjrt jJWME fevsVssstfsjv ' f-Kr VEuSQBtfvv .010EEsEw9k52viBV9?EBvJ fcBSSfcera5 Ru!n6 of the building at ?vo. 422 N Thursday. Robert Goltz. the victim of the explosion of Thursday night on Vandeventer avenue and Olive street, died last night at the City Hospital, making three lives lost as a result. lira. Goltz and their Infant daughter. Marguerite, were killed outright. Goltz suf fered terribly all day. being swathed from head to foot in bandages. His whole body was covered with bums. He was able dur ing the afternoon to say that he thought soma gasoline had leaked Into the cellar from a grocer's tank, but was too delirious to give any detailed account of what hap pened. It is known that he went Into the cellar of his shoe store, at No. 422 North Vande MONKEY THE GUEST OF H0N0BA1 FEAST Harry S. Lehr Surprises With a Xcw and Offensive Ex hibition. nni i. ul.c special. Newport.- R. L. July 4. Harry JS. Lhr. the pet of some of the vSCmri C th cv: ; set of New York and Newport, has eel a new pace for society and Twentieth Cen tury civilization by giving a. dinner with a monkey as the guest ot honor. The guest. Jocko by name, is said to have behaved himself with the greatest dignity, which put to shame the lesser lights, until he be came inebriated with wine pressed on him by the "merry" company, wnen he broke all rules of decorum and various dishes and wine glasses together. Newport, feels a little singular over this latest freak of its cotillion leader and ln-ventor-in-chief at the court of folly. Some there are who think he has cart discredit upon the society which he represents, while others look upon the matter as a good Joke. The satirists, of course, say. as usual, that Jocko was in shamefully bad company for an honest and educated monkey. Jocko belongs to Joseph Lslter and camo to Newport on the steam yacht Taurus. It was a guest at the table, and conducted It self so well that Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish, who was a fellow-guest, was both amused and Impressed. Mr. Lehr borrowed the simian and pent out invitations to twenty women and men to meet a distinguished visitor from Slam at dinner at Ardleigh. When the guests were seated at able. Mr. Lehr appeared leading the monkey, which was immacu lately arrayed in a dress suit made for the purpose. Merriment followed until the monkey, inflamed by drink, began to throw classes and plate? at the other guests. Then the women fled in dismay. The monkey was put to sleep n a chair, and doubtless woke up suffering from katzsnjamtner end wishing its lines had fallen In more sober places. It Is whispered that the W. C. T. U. may take the matter up. But no great appre hension Is felt, as Mr. Lehr's friends are rich and powerful. FIFTEEN PERSONS KILLED; TWENTY-NINE INJURED. Electric Cars Collide, Hend-On, With Terrlflc Force A ear Glovera- vllle, X. Y. TJtlca. N. T., July B- On an electric rail road near Gloversvllle last Jilght. there was a collision between two cars crowded with passengers by which fifteen persons were killed and "twenty-nine injured. ' For a distance of four miles north of Gloversvllle the Mountain Lake Railnay, an electric road, connects Gloversvllle with a popular place of resort or picnic ground. As it was the Fourth of July the place was crowded with pleasure-seekers. Last night tho cars were filled with peo ple coming homo from the grounds. At 10:30 p. ro.. about two and one-half miles from Gloversvllle, there was a collision be tween two cars, one bound north and one bound south. They came together head on with terrific velocity. There were many "business men among those on the cars. It is Impossible to get the names of all at present. City Recorder Frank C Wood of Glovers vllle had his back broken and is in a very critical condition. DEATH DUE TO FALL FROM CAR. Charles Schmidt Dies at Home From Concussion of Brain. Charles Schmidt, a saloonkeeper at No. 1133 North Grand avenue, died at his home. No. 3605 Hebert street, at 8 o'clock last night from the effects of Injuries sustained early In the morning by falling from a Jefferson avenue car. Schmidt's death was due to concussion of the brain. He was on his way to his saloon when the accident occurred. He was riding on the platform of the car and as it round ed the curve at Hebert street and Jefferson ave" ha was thrown off. -?K3T'r?tf&.. , w ortb Vandeventer, which was wrecked by venter avenue, and that the next moment there was an explosion that wrecked the premises nnd brought death in Its wake, j Tillie Stein, a domestic, who worxea lor a family over the store. Is at the City Hospi tal, suffering from several cuts and th shock of falling through to the first floor when the building gave way. The bodies of Sire. Goltz and her taby are at Witt Bros.' undertaking establish ment. . . . ... Conflicting stories as to the cause of the explosion are told, some say that a gasoline tank back of Hahn's grocery store was the cause, while others maintain that It was caused by gas escaping In the basement of the Goltz house. A fifty-gallon gasoline THE PRESIDENT'S FOURTH OF JULY SPEECH AT PITTSBURG IN FULL ON PAGE 3. Bsssssssssss,04sos CONVENT SISTERS WERE DEFRAUDED Stranger Told of Legacy Left to Religious Order, on Which There Were "Charges.'' Chief of Detectives Desmond's men are looking for a well-dressed man of courtly demeanor, with gray whiskers, who Is said to have collected money at convents In St. Louis upon the strength of bogus legacies aUeged to have been left to the Institu tions, which he claims to have charge of aistributing. According to the statements made, he Is a man of culture and a good talker. His plan Is to call at a convent and present a letter of introduction purporting to be from some well-known Bishop outside of St. Louis. He informs the sisters that a legacy has been left to the convent and presents a check or bill of exchange for : the amount on a bank in some city other than St. Louis, incidentally ho Informs the sisters that there Is a slight charge for court costs, which has to be paid. The amount Is so small in comparison with the legacy that It Is calculated to deceive the sisters, who in some Instances have paid it, it Is stated. The matter was reported to the police last Saturday. Detectives have been work ing on the cae ever since, but have not succeeded in catching the party. A visit made by him Juno 27 to the Con vent of the Good Shepherd, Gravols and Bamberger avenues, where he collected t3.1i. was the means of the matter being brought to the attention of the police. "He gave his name as Menard." said the sister who waited on him. "I do not re member his first name. He said he was a lawyer of Springfleld. III. A wealthy lady named McFheters died there last January, he said, leaving several benevolent and charitable bequests, among them pne of iLOOO to our convent. She left J4.000 to St. John's Hospital in Springfleld, he said, and J12.000 to Bishop Spalding of Peoria, 111., to be distributed in charity. Our convent was the only St. Louis Institution to which a legacy was left. He said he had charge of distributing the legacies and showed a letter of Introduction, purporting to be from Bishop Spalding. He gave a bill of exchange on a Chicago bank for J1.W0. He said Jj.13 had to be paid for recording. We gave him the $5.15 and the next day took the bill of exchange to the Mercantile Trust Company to have It collected. The Mercantile Trust Company telegraphed to Chicago and received word that the blU of exchange was worthless. The Mcrcan tUe Trust Company then notified the police. "The man was elderly, thin and had a gray chin whisker. He was weU dressed. His suit was dark. I don't remember the kind of hat he had. He was very reflned. The name he gave was signed to the bill of exchange. I think the signature was 'A. Menard.' "When we found the bill of exchange was worthless, we did not pre serve it. oo I can't teU you definitely what the first name was, nor the name of the Chicago bank, for I have also forgotten that. I heard the man visited several other convents, but don't know whether he got any money at any of them." Chief of Police Kiely said yesterday that tho matter had been reported to him by Chief of Detectives Desmond and that ho told Desmond to put men on the case. Chief Kiely said he also gave Instructions to have all the convents in the city noti fied. Chief Kiely said he understood the roan succeeded In getting money at only two convents and that the amounts were not large. Not Known In Springfield. Springfield. I1L, July 4. No 'awyer n imed Menard lives here and local attorneys know nothing of him. Hospital officers ray he is evidently an Impostor. fc- - &" - - -t-1 . Ss&iJ2? - &g Py a 36ejublle Photographer an eplosion of :u at midiiiuht tank belonging to Louis Kalin stood In a passageway Just back of Knhn's grocery store and north of Goltz's shop. No trace of the tank could be seen after the ex plosion. So great was the force of the explosion that it demolished the entire back walls ot Nos. 430-42:, and part of the walls of No-. 41S and 424 Furniture was blown frcm one house to another and a large gas range In No. 422 was blown clean out Into the yard from ilia second floor. Bet-steady pillows, mattresses, wash stands and other pieces of furniture are scattered in the yard. All day long sightseers Inspected the ruins, and dozens of cameras were Uied in taking pictures of the wreck. a INDIA RECEPTION COST $259,000 Entertainment of f'e Princes in llehalf of the King a Daz zling Spectacle. O KING EDWARD IS ; IMPRmIMR CTCAnil V .o j: uwiiiiu vji tnuiui. London. July 4. The foiling bul letin was posted at Bucklngnam Pal ace at 7 p. m.: "The King has had a qul-t day. His constitutional condition Is natural -tory and the wound shows more ic live slgus of repair. Sign"dk "THEVKS. "BARLOW. "LAKING. VvVTfv4 London, July 4 The Prince of Wales, in behalf of King Kdnflnl. rw-fli'wl 1I.1. in.lHn i Princes In London at the Indian Office to- mgnr. The entertainment was one of the most brilliant ever witnessed in London. Queen Alexandra and the royal family were pres ent and occupied a private box overlooking the main hall. The guests of the evening included all the royal representatives to the coronation of the King, who are mill In London, as well a the crratrr mmtwr nf . me .r.glisn nobility and the notable per t soncges of London. The decorations of the 1 building were magnificent and cost. Includ ing tne furniture and hanging, not far from 50,000. Flower Cunt lw,(MK). The flowers alone cost f3.wu. The great reception hall was transformed by palms, ferns and orchids Into a semblance of an Indian garden. A feature of the decorations was an Immense ceiling cover, painted to represent the Indian Armament, in which the mars and constellations were accurately depleted. Electric lights, behind the cover, were utilized to make each star scintillate in a realistic manner. Three thousand Incandescent electric lights were employed In the Illumination of the Wilding. The rooms were cooled by moun tains of Ice, clothed with masses of rare plants and flowers. Three thousand guests were Invited to at tend the reception. All the gentlemen wore uniforms or court dress and the laJies were clad iii most elaborate and bejeweled cos tume., but they were all outdazz.'ed by the gorgeous attire and the profublon of Jewels orn by the Indian Princes. Plclurcaquc Spectacle. Such a picturesque spectacle had never been witnessed In London rfnee the visit of the Sultan of Turkey, thirty years ago. So many people who applied for Imitations were disappointed that the Indian Offlcc has decided to illuminate tho rooms for their benefit to-morrow night. The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived at H o'clock and were received by a guard of honor from the Indian contingent. The procession formed at the Foreign Office. It was headed by members of the Indian Council, and marched through the corri dors, which were lined with Indian troops, to the India Office. While the Princess of Wales remained on the balcony, the Prince traversed the, length of hall to the dais, where all the Indian potentates, were as sembled. There, under a crimson canopy bearing the royal arms and supported by four dusky Indians, clothed In white, the Prince of Wales received tho presentation of swords to the King's representative by the Indian officers. This ceremony was fol lowed by a supper, music and social tn tercoursa between those present. The re ception lasted until a very late hour. Bor Falls on Open Knife. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Evansvllle. Ind.. July 4. Rudolph Steln metz. while playing with a number of boya at a park this afternoon, fell on the open blade ot a knife and received fatal Injuries, the blade entering the lungs. Tells Americans That Addresses Would I5e Had Form on Ac count of King's I linens. THEM HE DEPARTS IN HASTE. Goes to Attend aReception Given by the Prince of Wales at the India Office. BANQUETERS ARE DISPLEASED. Openly Express Their Dissatisfac tion in a Series of Itright and Willy Fpcerhes Only Toasts Are Drunk. London. July 4. The Fourth or July ban quet of the American Society In Iondon was given at tho Hotel Cecil to-niht. There nan a remarkable manifestation of sympathy for King Edward in his illness, and at the same time open expressions of displeasure with Joseph II. Choate. the Uni ted States Ambassador. Between 400 and Ml American were present at the banquet, and the specially invited guests included Lieutenant General Sir Francis Grenfell, the Governor of Malta; Sir John Gordon Sprlgg, Prime Min ister of Cape Colony; Sir RoLert Bond. th Premier of Newfoundland; General Joeji Wheeler and the United States Consul Gen eral in London. H. Clay Evans. Th dinner was expedited in order to en- n!rl Mr fhaatp Henri" White. Mntarv of the American Embassy, and the colonial of- j llclaN to attend the rectpUon at the Indian OSlce. Skjii There Will be no Speeclirs. Having eloquently toasted King Edward. Mr. Choate announced that In consequence of his Majesty's grave condlUon the other usual toasts, with the exception of one to the Prseident of tho United States, would be omitted and that there would be no speech making. Sir Francis Grenfell proposed the health of President Roosctelt. After this toast was drunk. Mr. Choate. .Mr. White. Sir Francis and the other colonial ofticlula hur ried away to don their court drcns to meet the Prince of Wales at the Indian Ofllcc. The other guests of 'he society remained end in spite of Mr. Chuatc's an.icusrcracnt. there ensued an unusually )ti,nt Mite- of speeches, which were puncriiMd by npcr.Iy ex pressed dissatisfaction with die alienee of the American Ambassador and his ac tion In discountenancing the speeches. This dissatisfaction was voiced by ex Got ernor Hastings of Pennr) Ivanla. who tatd that he quite disagreed with Mr. Choati- Mr. Hastings said he had only Just arrived In London from tho United States, but that before ho departed all the country " rejoicing over the King's re covery and that, therefore, he thought to night should be one of rejoicing and of speeches to voice tliat feeling. ThlB remark was greeted with loud cheers. In which the American diplomats I who had remained and all tlm consular representatives present heartily Jilned. Mr. Choate opened the cererc.on.ea at to night's banquet by reading the last bulletin concerning the condition of thi King. It was received with cheers. Choate Esprrxei III Sadnr. "The ends of the world." fcaid the Am-bas-ador, "have been brought very close together thews last few days. King Ed ward's health occupies the tender, serloui j and affectionate regard of the civilized J world. "Never ha! there ben and never could there be a more pathetic historical oc currence than the King's Illness. The pcac which was so anxlouMy looked for had come at last; the capital had tx-en transformed into a thi-aier in which mil lions of people might bhoId the most won derful pageant of modern times, and all mankind was on tip-toe of expectation, when suddenly, like a bolt from a clear blua sky. the center of these fe.tliti-s had to exchance the glory and brightness of the coronation for weeks of illnes-. "Xo wonder all hearts were prostrated and that every note of preparation ccasod. Now. when hope has revived, wo are sill somewhat chastened by the brief but start ling experltnce. Anxiety sUll mingles with hope, and speeches on this occasion would be suitably omitted." In view of these circumstances Mr. Choate urged that the usual hilarity of the celebration be tempered. He referred to President Roosevelt, "whom all men de limited to honor." LEADING TOPICS -IN- TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT 4:2 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 7.2S. WCATIIlin INDICATION. For MlmMinrl. ArUnas, Kant Tcim nnd 'Went Trxiti Fair Saturdny and Sundu). For HIInolK Fnlr nnd arm Satur day nnd Sunday. Page. 1. Convent Sisters Were Defrauded. 2. Detectives Find New Evidence In DIs- Brow- Case. 3. SolJIer Boys In Camp Wells. Roosevelt Declares Cuban Reciprocity Is Certain. Censures a Sheriff for Negro Trouble. 4. The Republic Form Chart. Larry Wilt Wins Three-Horse Race. Westerns Win the Lemp Barge Trophy. 5 Cardinals Won Both Games. Browns Win and Lose at Detroit. 6. AtteU and Sullivan Are Not to Meet. 7. Yates" May Explain State Guard Debt. Boy Found Dying With Neck Broken. East Side News. Editorial. 9. Gossip Concerning Author and Thtlr Work. New Publications. Literary Gossip. 10. News of tho Churches. Sunday Church Services. 11. Fashion Fancies for the Women. Fate of Old Atlantic Liners. 12. Republic "Want" Advertisements. IS. Rooms for Rent Advertisements. River News and Personals. 11. OH Slock Values Higher for June. Pedestrian Stabbed by an Angry Be-gar. ONE BOY KILLED, TWO ARE INJURED, BY AN EXPLOSION George Klohasa's Side Torn Open by Bursting of a Bottle Con taining Sulphuric Acid. CELEBRATING THE '"FOURTH." Died on Surgical Table at City Ilo.fpital While Doctors Were Preparing to Operate. BOY'S MOTHER PROSTRATED. Frank Fisse and James Xoland Were Cut by Flying Glass and Badly Hurt Arrangements for Funeral Not Yet .Made. I DEAD. George Klobaa. 17 years old. No. 2715 Rusell avenue. I.tJl RED. Frank Fiw. 15 years old. No. 2G5 Rusell avenu". Jame Xoland. ! yeun old. Xo. 2vl3 Rutsell avenue. B The premature explosion yesterday after- noon 01 a jar 01 suipnunc poiasu. crn In the pocket of George Klobasa, I, years old. of Xo. 2716 Russell avenue, resulted in the boy's death and the serious Injury of two of hln companion", Frank Fisse, 15 years old. of Xo. 2CI Russell avenue, and Jnmes XolanJ. 16 yrar old. of Xo. 2519 Rus sell avenue. Young Klobasa't left side was entirely blown away, and he lived only a half hour after belne taken to the City Hospital. qnanKSKEasESBSBKaaassBssBBCH - ? sssssssssssssEf .jasfcwA:..tjtlt OEOtGE KLOHASA. Who was kid d bj the exp'c-lon of a Jar of sulphuric potash. The Injuries to ;he two other, boys con sisted of uply cut a! out their bodies, headg and fuc-s. which nersnitaled surgical at- I tfntion. CU1 1.1) NOT TEM. HOW ACCIDENT HAPPENED. With several other coropanl-ms the three boy were celebrating the Fourth on a va cant Jot In the rear of the Klobasa home. Just how the accident oerurred Is not known. The Injured boys were unable to give a lucid account of the affair. Some witness's claim the Klobasa boy fell, and that the Jar exploded in that minner, while others believe the explosive became acci dentally Ignited. The hulphur was purcbabed at a drug store In the ne'ghliothood of the boys' home. They hail "clubbed" In nickels nnd pro cured about cents' worth. The parents; of the boys stated that they did not know the name of the druggist from whom the explosive was purchased. The dead boy was a son of Anthony Klobasa, a well-known Insurance agent. The FIs boy Is a son of Theodore G. Fisse anil a nephew of Judge William E. I Fisse, and the Noland lad Is a son of Will- in m Noiapd. The boys had been "shooting" firecrackers without encountering any serious mishaps, and along about S o'clock In the afternoon purchased the sulphur. Later, while they were building a bonfire, the Jar In Klo baav's pocket exploded. Klobasa fell, and his companions scattered in every direc tion, some of them being thrown aside oy the force of the explosion, which was ter rlflc. Persons attracted by the loud report, which was of unusual volume, despite the fact that It was the Fourth of July, rushed to the rne and found Klobasa stretched upon th ground unconscious, with a great hole torn In his side, rrom which the blood was flowing rapidly. The boy's father, who was one ot the first to arrive, summoned an ambulance and had his son taken to the City Hospital. Flse and Noland were cov ered from head to foot with blood, but as they were able to walk they were agisted to their homes and placed under the im mediate care of private physicians. Large Elects of Blass were removed from their tads and bodies, and they were swathed in bandages. Both boys suffered great pain and their crlee could be beard throughout the neighborhood. KLOIIASA'S JIOTIIEU PROSTRATED WITH UrtlEF. L No time was lost In getting Klobasa. to the nospiim. dui ncfcuiieiwa no ....- , there too late He died on the operating table wnlle the doctors were preparing to Derfonn an operation on" h.ai. His father was present when the boy breathed for the lat time and the former broHe the sad news to the other m ember h of the family. Mrs. Klobasa. was prostrated with grler when she learned of her eon's death and It was Impossible to console her. i The accident put a stop to all celebra- I tlon of the "Fourth" hi the neighborhood of the toys homes Not a firecracker was set off during the rest of the day and a large quantity of fireworks was left un touched as a result of the catastrophe. ' No arrangements have been made for the funeral. Mr. Klobasa says he has so one to blame for the accident. Yesterday develojied the ut;al report of many serious accidents following the celebration of Independence Day. There was some reason for a general belief tliat certain police restrictions, published on two days, would have the effect of lessening the number of dis asters attending the use of explosives, but the end of the day found scores of persons either seriously or painfully injured, and there was one death, with others likely to follow. Toy pistols caused the great er number of accidents to children, and there were numerous in stances of injury from stray bullets fired by persons unknown. Aside from the injury to individuals. th?re was spme damage to prop erty, particularly in broken plate glass in the downtown district. RECORD OF YESTERDAY'S CASUALTIES. EDWAUD COI.E. 13 TEARS OLD. OF. No. 381 Vlw street, was burned scvenly about th faee and chest by the explosion or a can of powder. He may hue the rlh: of his lfl - HU Injuries are of aurh .1 frimi.o nature that he a rushed imme diately to the Clsj Hospital. GERALD JOKERST. 12 YEARS OLD of No. 2S1S Pine street, was slightly burned In a powder txpiojlun. MEVER KOSEXULATT. W YEAR?: OLD of Xo. s North High Mreet. acUJentally shot him-elf in the left hand with .1 .oy pistol loaded with a blank cartridge. Dot.o. Scharrf dres-ed the wound at the t it, Dipt:nary. OTTO WEISS. A MACHINIST. LIVING at No. 1S19 Franklin avenue, wns ouine.1 about the face and hands by the explc riun of some Ic e powder, into wnlcn he accldentall. dioppeu . b-icco ashes. CHARLES JOHNSON. 10 YEARS OIU. of Xo. 2sH Ltcledo avenue, aivldentally shot himself in the left nand wltn u 10 plMol. LEO DEXX1SOX. A MESSENGER BUY. living at No. 2U1 Thomas street, snot h.m self in the left hand with a revolver loaned with a blank cartridge. EDWARD FOLEY OF NO. 22 SOUTH Twenty-third street was hurtled abjut .hj ! I f.tc .mil rfvhr ..i',, K, tti .,-.m .,r. v,. .. 1 Mun uf a iov cannun. 1 I JAMES REDEIJ A MESSENGER, ,u, M Xo li& Washington ae,iue. ano. 1 himself in the right hand with a revolver. JOHN CORCORAN. A SHOEMAKER, of No. 381i Cottage avenue, was burnd about the face by a powder explosion. WILLIAM JAHN OF NO. V.S HIGH street, was burned and cut about the tore head by a cannon cracKer. LEOPOLD MIDDENDORF. II VEARS old. of No. ll'A Market street, w.lt hue In right eye, the result of a toy cannun cx piCs.on. The barrel burst and the flame a-ot into his face. CLARK RIBAND. 11 YEARS OLD. OP No. 11 North Eleventh arteet. exploneil .1 b.anl. cartridge between two bnck. ills lell had was severely burned. WILIJE KIRCH BAUM, S YEARS old. ut Xo. 27i Manchester avenue. wa struck In the lift arm by a bullet from a lo rifle while at play in his yard. I WILLIAM MEYER, A SHOEMAKER, living afXo. 13 South Fourteenth street, t was shot in the risht eg by a stray bul ' let while walking in Fourteenth street near his home. Doctor Voel extracted the bul t Itt at the City Dispensary. ' WILLIAM HEEHERMEYER. YEARS old. of Xo. 19H Farragut street, was burned uboa: the face and eyes by the explosion of u c.innun cracker. i JAMES GRAY. A XEGRO ROY. LIVING ut an. sz, ii fcalle street, while trying to capture a toy balloon In the yard of the , Missouri Pacific Railroad shops, at Chou- 1 teau and Compton avenues, stumbled over a bar of iron and dislocated hi ankle. ARCHIE WATSON. A BELLBOY. 13 years old. living at No. lit South Tenth street, was shot In the face with a pistol loaded with a blank cartridge, by a strange man. at Twentieth and Pine streets. His face was burned severely. Doctor Voerster attended him at the City Dispensary. FRANK BOOTHE. II YEARS OLD. who lives with his parents at Eighth street and Franklin avenue, accidentally shot himself through the left hand with a 22 caliber revolver. The wound was cauter ized at the City Dispensary. JOSEPH WHALEN. 15 YEARS OLD. OF No. 223 South Jefferson avenue, was burned on the neck and face by the explosion of a canron cracker. EDNA ECKEP.T. 9 YRATIS OT.TV nv VrV 1 2317 South Tenth street, held a' cannon I cracker lit her hand while It exploded. Her hand wa badly torn and burned. Doctor Itelnge of No. 230 South Twelfth street at tended the wound, pronouncing it not seri ous. EDWARD STEVENS OF XO 2232 South Third street, shot himeir thrcujh the left hand while celebrating in Blle vlllr. 1!L He went to the City Dispensary In St. Louis to have the wound dressed. The police, thinking he had been wounded in a firht, placed him under arrest. RAY TRIMMER OF NO. 1437 ARLING ton avenue shot himself In the left hand with a revolver loaded with a blank cart ridge. EARL ZOTTARELLE. 7 YEARS OLD, cf No. 1SJ1A Union avenue, shot himself In the stomach with a toy revolver. The pis tol was charged with a blank cartridge. Doctor Pinkel. who attended the boy, said the wound was serious, but he thought he would recover. EDWARD P. GALMICHE OF NO. .'do Cerre street was reading a paper In front ot his home, when a fragment from a blank cartridge charge struck him In the right eye. He hastened to the City Dls penrary. where Doctor Scharff attended him It Is thought he will lose the eve. JOHN MADDEN. A PLUMBER, Liv ing at No. 7 South Ninth street, was burned about the arms and face by an ex plosion cf powder. HARRY CHEARY. 7 YEARS OLD. OF No. S22 High street, shct himself in the hand with a blank cartridge. DAVID CHARLESON A PAINTER, living at No. 911 North Twenty-flrst street, was burned about the face. JOHN B. H1CKEY. 12 YEARS OLD. OF SIX MONTHS' RECORD Republic "Want Ads. January 1 to June 33, 1932 168,067 January 1 to June 30, 1901 151,559 Gain , 16,508 J GAIN OR 11 No a South Fifteenth 'street, was strucS In the left shoulder by a stray bullet. ESTHER VEDORAFOUR YEAJIS OLD. living at No. 2D South Thirteenth street. waj burned about the eyes by the explo sion of a firecracker In front of her house. The child may loose the sight of one eye. 5h was with some companions and stooped to look at the cracker when It ex ploded. The child was treated at the City Dispensary by Doctor S. R. Johnson. EDWARD SAPPIXGTOX. TEN YEAR3 old. was running after a ballaan In front of his home at Twelfth street and Chou teau avenue last night. He did not heed the approaching Tower Grove avenue car and was knocked down by the fender. Tho boy suffered severe cuts on the head and fare, but his Injuries are not rerious. LEO FULLER. H YEARS OLD. WHO was Injured In a similar manner yesterday afternoon, al-o was attended by Doctor Cas ter. DAVID CHARLESTON. 2S TEARS OLD. cf No. Sll North Twenty-flrst street, was burned on the face by the explosion of a. cannon. Charleston was near the corner of Twelfth and Walnut streets when tho accident occurred. edward Williamson. 20 tears o'd. living at No. 1522 California avenue, while attending the pyrotechnlcal display at Limp's Park. last night, was struck on the head by a stick from a skyrocket. A deep cut wa Inflicted on the head. His Injuries were dreed at the South Side Dls p.nary. GEORGE HALE, 9 YEARS OLD, OF NO. '2C Delor street, was shot in the palm of the hand by the accidental explosion of a 22-cal!ber pistol. JAMES A SLICKER OF XO. JS75 WIL son avenue suffered the lo-s of his left hand by the explosion of a giant fire cracker. He was holding the craeker in his hand when It exploded, lacerating his hand. He was removed to St. Mary's Inflrraary. where the member was amputated. The man ns alo burned on the faca and bards. EDWARD WAHLBRIXK. 12 TEARS old. uf Xo. ISIS South Second street, had his ft thumb shct oft by the discharge ot a. 22 rahtT rifle. WIIJJAM GEHX OF NO. S2S NORTH Hf:h itreet v-js standing at the corner of Eleventh street and Franklin avenue last night, when a passer-by threw a giant fire cracker at hl feet. He was burned on tho face. His injuries were dressed at the City Hospital and pronounced not serious. -, GUS SCHMIDT. 13 TEARS OLD. OF NO. j 42Si Juniata street, was burned by the ex plosion of powder. ROBERT BRUCE. 8 YEARS OLD. SON" of E E. Bruce of No. 4126 Connecticut ave nue. wa burned In the eyes by the ex plosion of a giant firecracker. HARRY FREY. 8 YEARS OLD, OF NO. 2018 Eugenia street, was burned In the eyes' last night by the explosion of a can of powder. ALLIE McCALL. 15 YEARS OLD. Liv ing at No. 311 Poplar street, was burned on the hands by the explosion of powder. JOHN BUETE. 30 YEARS OLD. OF NO. 1436 College avenue, wan accidentally shot In the right hand yesterday afternoon hy William Poggmuetler, while In O'Falloh Park. The wound Is not serlcus. FRED BOTTUM. 16 YEARS OLD. OF No. 3110 North Broadway, and Harry Berg. ' 12 years old. of No. 2C1S North Broadway, were burned on the face and hands by tlve explosion of a can of powder In a vaeant tut at Broadway and Destrehan street. WILLIAM SMITH. OF NO. 2603 NORTH Twelfth street, suffered severe burns by tha accidental discharge of powder. BARNEY MALONEY. 14 years old. of No. 1126 Cass avenue, was burned on the left arm and forehead by the xp!oslon of a quart can of powder In a vacant lot on Cass avenue between Eleventh and Twelfth, streets, where a crowd of boys v. ere play ln with flrewcrk.". A GIANT F1RB CRACKER EXPLODED last night In front of the house of Mason. McUoyd. at No. all Espenrrhl-d street. McLloyd was burned on the Ift arm and hand. FRED KURTZ. 4(1 YEARS OLD. of No. 2021 Arsenal street, while sitting In tho hallway at his Ivome yesterday morning, wa- struck by a stray bullet, which pene trated his left arm near the elbow, causing a flesh wound. WALTER VANDEVENTER. 14 TEAR3 old. of No. 2S17 Cherokee street, sustained a severe Injury by being shot with a blank cartridge esterday morning while at tha corner of California avenue and Cherokea street. The papzr wad lodged In the right eye Ud. Th-l shot was acclde,ntly fired by Henry Wels of No. 2S19 Cherokee street. PETER HANNON, 34. DELMAR BOULE vanl and Sklnker road, gunshot wound in head. THOMAS MOORE. 49. NO. 402 BRADT avenue. East St. Louis, gunshot wound of foot. LEVICY ELLIS, 39. NO. 1157 NORTH Sixteenth street, bullet wound In head. WILLIAM KERSCHBRIAN. 5, NO. 27SS Manchester avenue, gunshot wound in band. MICHAEL FORD. 33 TEAnS OLD. OF No. 2S32 Walnut street, was struck on the head by a stray bullet last night whll standing in the rear of his home pr Fry of No. 38JS Clark avenue attended Port Continued on Pae Ttto. &?. i -Jj-W3-ifosMgEJ iiirft.-isfcA-.-a --v W--t . --jH--.-i.--syjr-t- -?.T--sV' , ,. "&'"! -C-1''