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LOUIS. MO.. SUNDAY. JULY 13, 1902.
E beoin the Second Week of Our Great Mid-Summer Sale in
the morning, with the assurance that for varieties of goods
and for Lower Prices it will beat the week now closed. ' Our scalp
ing knife is almost worn to the heft!!
ConiiiiKsioiier Ridgelv IIsins an In ;
novation fur Cir" It"'- i
rcatiuu Spots.
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3J:ivor Heartily Approves of Idea
ami Will Continue the Enter
taiiiinent if Well At
Park Commissioner Franklin L. Rldgely
has presented plans to Mayor Wells fur
the Inauguration ot free-band concerto In
the downtown parks of St. Louis. The
parks Included In Mr. Kidgi!'s plan are
Forest Park. St. Louis Place. Twenty-flrM
etrect and Itauschcnbach avenue: Caronde
let Park. O'FslIon Park. Hide Park. Ben
ton Park. Carr Park and City Hall Square.
In connection with the City Hall con
cert it hai been proposed to station a band
on the Clark a-enue steps of the municipal
building and arrange benches on the lawn
around Grant's statue. Xone of the park
Included in the plan have ever had an
free concerts with the exception of Koret
Park, and that Is not furnished by the cltj.
Tower Grove. Park has Sunda concerts,
but they are supported by the park man
agement. Mr. Kldgely'a idea is to Kie the
people living In the downtown districts and
In the extreme ends of the city an oppor
tunltj of enjoying music In the hot sum
mer evenings without having to go far from
their homes.
When the concerts will begin has not been
decided upon, but it N proposed that at
leant two shall be given each week. The
plan has the Mayor's lienrty approval uid
he says the concerts will be continued
throughout tho summer If they prove to be
Elaborate Plans for Carnival July
27 to August 3.
The grocers are making: preparations for
their approaching1 carnival and pure-food
Dhow at the Fair Grounds. They have en
gaged the grounds for eight days from
July 27 to August 3. which Includes two
Sundays. The carnival will be held this
year instead of the usual Grocers' Picnic,
which in former years has had as high an
attendance as 100.000 persons.
A parade on Sunday morning. July 27,
will precede the opening of the carnival
the some afternoon. Already Too -wagons
ha.e been promised fur the parade and
more than that number will turn out, as a
large number of the wholesalers have sig
nified their Intention to participate. This
parade will consist of gaily-decorated gro
cers' delivery wagons. Ilotnan chariots,
trained animals, floats and gladiators In
Homan costume
President L W. Blanks of the Grocers"
Association will be the grand marshal of
the parade and Captain Kobert E. Lee will
be. his chief of staff One of the features
of the opening day will be two lectures by
Mrs. Carrie Nation, the Kansas saloon
Mnanher. The food show -will CSJrt" the
booths around the grand stand, where ex
hibits or food products will be made by
the various manufacturers.
The carnival proper will consist of a re
vival of the Roman circus, the Tamous
Maximus Circus. In which will be given
correct representations of the Roman char
lot races, the games and sports of an
cient Rome, participated In by gladiators.
In addition to this there -will be the erup
tion of Mont Pelee. the burning of Rome
with Nero Addling; the Germanla Garden,
a revival of the ancient Gaulish times: the
Greek and Roman art gallery, with living
pictures: tho Temple of Black Art and
Magic, the American Theater, the Electric
Theater, the Yellow Kids, a novel show,
the Roman Puzzle, a trained horse show,
the Ferris 'Wheel, the famous Meyer family
or acrobats. In feats In high air. und a
large number of other novel attractions,
nearly all of which are new to St. Louis.
Missouri Press Association Plans
Outing in Colorado.
Mexico, Mo., July 13 R, M. White, cor
responding secretary of the MLjourl Press
Association, has announced the following
?Togramme for tho association's excursion
rom ynnnT city to Colorado points and
return this month:
The excursion win leave Kansas City at
C55 p. m. Thursday, July 24. on the Colorado
Flyer over the Santa Fe. arriving at Colo
rado Springs at 12KC p. m. Friday. July
25 Friday afternoon and Friday night will
be spent at Colorado Springs and Manltou
and In the Garden of the Gods. The train
leaves Colorado Springs at 4:40 a. m. Satur
day. July 26. arriving at Denver at 7 a. m.
Saturday will be spent In Denver and Sun
day In n trip over the Georgetown loop. The
train will start for home Sunday night. July
IT. at 8 o'clock, arriving In Kansas City at
6.-K p. rr.. Monday.
The regular summer meeting of the asso
ciation will precede the excursion convening
at the Coats House in Kansas City at 10:30
o'clock Wednesday morning, July 21
Maryland Couple Overcome Dif
ficulties on Iteaching St. Louis.
The entry, "William B. Nelon and wife,
Baltimore. Md.," on the register of the
Laclede Hotel last Saturday conceals a ro
mance The young people, "without an
nouncing their Intention of getting married,
started for St. Louis, their future home,
expecting to get their license at Hagers
tonn. Md- and continue on their way to
the World's Fair city to reside. An ob
stacle which neither foresaw, but which
did not delay their Journey, was a stubborn
marriage license clerk at Hagerstown, who
refused to issue a licence unless he was
convinced that everything was regular as
to age and parental consent
Being strangers there. Mr. Nelson and
the young woman, who was then Miss
Maud Yingling. resolved to come to St.
Louis and get the license here. In this
they were successful.
The bride Is the daughter or John Wes
ley Yingling and Mr. Nelson Is the son
or a wealthy widow, Mrs. Mary A. Neton.
The parents had no objection to the wed
ding. Mr. Nelson Is a graduate of West
Maryland College, class of 'SS.
Collections Liberal and Society's
Debt Reduced.
Cincinnati. O.. July li The Freedman's
Aid and Southern Educational Society has
Just closed what Is regarded as one of
the greatest years In Its history.
The report of the secretary, made at the
annual meeting, to-day. shows the largest
collections from the annual conferences
since 1S94. aggregating J10G.1S. The debt
has been reduced more than JS.000 In the
last jear. and more than 130,000 In cash
collections on the annuity plan have been
received to provide Tor the debt in the last
two years.
The report of Corresponding Secretaries
Mason and Thlrkleld show the schools of
the society to be In flourishing condition
with a largely increased attendance and
receipts. .Five large school buildings have
been projected and practically completed
within the year.
Secretin?- Hoot Goes to Oyster ny.
Washington. July 12. Secretary Root left
Washington to-day to visit President Roose
velt at Oyster Bay. Several important mat
ter pending In the War Department are
te be submitted to the action of the Presl-tot.
(3EcoriDVicE.pR,E:aiDr:NT -
The annual picnic of the North St Louis
Business Men's Association will be held on
Wednesday, July IS. at Hoehn's Grove. This
organization has been In existence for
many years and has done much to advance
the Interests of North St. Loui.
The principle of fraternity which It in
culcates has enabled It to carrv on Its
meetings for many jears free from that
friction which sometimes characterises sim
Mar organizations. It has brought great In
fluence to bear not only In buslnes matters,
but in school and other public affairs. It
championed the retention of the North Side
Dispensary, and gave valuable assistance
and influence toward street Improvrmsnts.
better street car facilities and many other
public matters that needed improvement
and correction. The members have rtudled
kindness to their employes, adopting the
early-elcsing- rule; nnd encouraged - other
bui-Iness men to adopt the same. Th"y ad
vocated and won many votes for the t bar
ter amendments which provided a portion
of the means to make St. Louis an elegant
cltj for the World's Fair.
They have constantly worked for the con
struction of a tine bouleard conn-?ting
North and Soath St. Louis, thus bringing
those two quarters of town into lmmdiate
and favorable contact. Every natter of
momentous public lnteret is. taken up and
consldorml by them, and they throw thlr
influi-no. to accomplish what thev believe
to be progrefU e and beneficial to the pub
lic Their ptiuV? and entertainments have al
ways leMi surcrtifal and pleaant affairs,
and they look forwurd to a mo.t enjjyable
time at their picnic on next Wednesday. An
attractive programme has bn arranged
and prlre will be ananl-d totfj5trt holders.
St. Louis Physicians Declare That It Is the lt-st Method Known to
Science for Combating the Kavuge of a Disease for Which.
They Say, There Is No S'ire Cure Mode Contemplates
Living Outdoors Continually in AM Seasons.
St. Louis physicians favor the open-air
treatment fur conumpUun. und even go so
far as to state tliat If taken early enough
in the course of the disease, a cure Is more
than probable. The difficulty Incurred in
giving this treatment here la the climate,
but It Is argued that th constitution, when
undermined by the dread disease is hard
ened, in a way. and ilolrnt changes in
temperature do not have the same effect
that they hao upon a perfect 1 well per
son. Consumption Is a disease that slowly eats
away the tissues of the bud), and any
treatment that will build up th system
falter than it is destroyed is Inclined to
overcome the Inroads of the disease. Tne
optn-alr treatment gives the s-ystem plenty
of oxygen and btrengthens all the tissues
of the body.
Physicians are unanimous In the state
men that there is no cure for consump
tion, but supplying what is destroyed by
the disease, they argue. Is the best method
known to science. A -change of climate is
not so nefsary as plenty ot air, and that
of the purest character.
Tho patient would be advised to escape.
If possible, from the smoke and dirt of the
city and go to some place where the climate
Is equable, but he can harden himself to
any climate, and If taking this treatment
consistently, will In the end secure as good
results. There are exceptions to this rule,
as when the patient is possesed of u
weak constitution, when severe changes in
temperature will have a serious effect.
Interest has been aroused in Indiana by
the case of Charles E. Davis of Derby, wno
has recently cured hlmelf by taking the
open-air treatment, and the State Board or
Health is deluged with letters from con
sumptive. According to statistics there are
25.0M cases In Indiana and the annual deatn
rate from consumption Is 5.090. In St. Louis
there are hundreds of cases, and at the
City Hospital alone there are fifty. These
hospital patients aro receiving as nearly as
possible the open-air treatment, but the
construction of the hospital prevents the
best results being secured. W hen the new
hospital is taken possession of better re
sults are hoped for.
The open air treatment Is simply for the
patient to live outdoors to eat, sleep and
work entirely In the open air. Under these
conditions the system Is strengthened and
built up. Those tavoring the treatment con
cede that simply living out doors In the day
time and sleeping in the houe at night
will not suffice the patient must live out
doors. This rule is enforced in the Massa
chusetts State Sanitarium, where patients
are kept out all the time, sleeping where
the snow drifts from three to ten feet.
When the treatment is taken at home, the
house has to be remodeled to permit of the
patient securing the benefit of living out
doors. The windows can be taken out and
the roof sloped so that It will prevent the
rain and snow railing on the patients, yet
not Interfere with the free course of the air.
Tho bed .should be placed In the draft
In a somewhat unsettled climate a house
constructed on this plan would be uncom
fortable In the winter months, but It Is
argued that If the treatment begins In the
early summer, by the time the winter
breezes Mow the patient will be sufficiently
hardened. Tho blood will have become oxv
ganized and new heat will be Imparted. In
winter some protection is advised for the
head, a niht cap or mufflers being sug
gested, but where the body Ls kept warm
the face and ears never freeze, ir the patient
ls unable ti build the home sanitarium de
lred a tent ! a Rood substitute.
In connection with the treatment a whole
some diet is necessary and utmost care must
be used In th preparation or food.
St. Louis physicians are generally of the
opinion that the lest results from the open
air treatment can be secured in a climate
more settled, and advise the consumptive
going t'o Arizona, where the atmopnere ls
dry and the temperature equable. Many
cases are reported to have been cured by
the open-air treatment after the patient has
visited that country, but It is thought that
tf the patient Is consistent In his treat
ment. In even the most unsettUd of cli
mates', good results would be obtainable,
though, perhaps, more delayed.
In England and Germany many cases of
consumption are said to have been cured
and the climate of Mlsrourl ls little differ
ent, and. If anything, more settled.
Doctor II. L. Nletert. Superintendent of
the City Hupltal. Is a strung believer In
the open-air treatment. He said 'The open
air treatment ls by all odd. the most suc
cessful treatment et discovered, and I
personaU know of many persons cured
through following out entirely the rules laid
down by this treatment The rules are
lmple enough. The iittlent nvist live oi-t
of-doors day and ulflit. eating, sleep ng
and working In the open air, o that be will
get all the benefits of pure air In the hos
pital I try as nearly as possible to carry
uut these rules, but on account of the con
traction of the building this Is not permit
ted as I should desire.
"The consumptive ward Is isolated from
the rest of the ward. This section ot the
building ls airy- The windows are constant
ly open and a long porch leads from this
ward to the ret of the building. On this
porch are cots and benches, which the pa
tients are expected to use as much as pos
sible, but on account of the crowded condi
tion of the ward there are now nearly
fifty patients In It It Is Impossible for them
all to enjoy the open-air treatment as thor
oughly as they should.
"Although I believe that If the patient
would be consistent in taking the open-air
treatment la St. Louis, despite the unset
tled condition of the climate, good "results
would be secured. In Arizona or some other
State where the climate ls dry and the
temperature steady much quicker results
would follow:
"Several friends of mine have gone to
Arizona to take the open-air treatment and
after tramping and muntlng through the
mountains for a few month they have re
turned practically cured. During their hunt
ing and tramping they were obliged to lite
out-of-doors and the good results of this
treatment were clearly evidenced.
"Being unable to give as much atten
tion. In the hospital, to the open-air treat
ment as I should desire, we also give the
patient a treatment that will build up the
svstem.but I am a firm believer in the cpen
alr treatment and am convinced that there
ls no treatment that comes as near being
a certain cure as that. I believe If taken
In the early stages of the disease it is suc
cessful nearly always, but of course only
when the patient Is faithful to the treat
ment and does not shirk any of the unpleas
antness connected with It,
Doctor W. C. Glasgow, of No. KIT Wash
ington avenue. Is also convinced ot the
benefits of the open-air treatment. He Bald:
"There ls no doubt in my mind that the
open-air fcatmo:r. is the siret cure for
consumption and for ten years it has been
considered the test oy the finest physicians
the world over. The day has passed for
building up the system by artificial means.
Simply take In God's pure air and plenty
ot it and the best results will be obtained
In my experience, as a physician. Ir nave
known of many cases of consumption cured
by this treatment. Of course if the patient
can go to some settled climate the cure is
more certain, but that depends on the pa
tient's constitution. If weak and sickly
a change is necessary, but If strong and
robust I should say that it ls not necessary
for him to Knv. but taUc the open-air
treatment at heme.
"There Is a difference of opinion anions
physicians as to whether or not consump
tion can be Inherited. I am a member of
tho old school, and am confldent that It
can be.
"By taMng tnts treatment, it tne patient
csseses a good constitution, 't Is my opln
m that he can prevent the disease taking
hold of him at all. If he knows that con-
sumrjtion is In the family he should take
the treatment, although he may not feel the
effects of the disease at that time.
"It is a curious thing, but In consumption
cases I have often noticed that the patient
does not catch cold as readily as a perfect-
Lawns, Dimities
and Swiss
450 pieces fine- Shesr Iawn. white jjrountl
with Dresden figures and stripes all per
fectly fast colors, were 15c
Sale Price, 5c
Cordcil English Cambric Datiftc, very fine qnaltty
in colored ground, were 15c
Sale Price, 5c
Dotted Swiss on white gtound with fancy stripe,
regular loc quality
Now Sale Price, 6c
Imported Dotted Sw:s on colored ground with
white and black dots, were 45c
Sale Price, 25c
REMNANTS of Figured Piqne that were 50c
REMNANTS of Silk Eini-li Eignred and Stripe
Pongee, were .13c
REMNANTS of Loui-ine Cords, were 33c
All to be found on Table in Dress Goods Aisle
Suiniiier Corsets.
P. I). and C. P. Silk Batistes in long and medium
waists, slightly soiled, made in white, blue aad
lavender, were $3.50 to $3.00
Now $1.98
Broken assortments of light-weight Batiste Corsets,
iu all makes S'-'.OO Corsets
For $1.35
A full assortment of hot-weather Corsets, in long,
medium and short waists, also tape girdles 75c
values Jpor LQC
We have a few dozsn of our justly celebrated
La Vida Corsets which are slightly soiled
through fittin;and having been used In window
displays. These we offer at about half price.
31 Wash
1 liMl
Now 4c.
With Every Purchass, no Matter How
Small, a Ticket Free to the New West End
Heights Garden.
Now 36. SO.
Indies' Black Taffeta Silk Dres Skirts, corded flounce,
trimmed with fire rows of jubv trimming, ttn'ined
INow $9.75.
A grand clear-out of Ladies' Swell Tailor-Made Suits,
blue, castor, tan. red, grav. black and oxford, nil the
ve:y latest styles were $1S.50 to 925.00.
Now 45c.
123 dozen Stripe and Solid Color Chambrav, Oinham
and Madras Waists were $1.25 to $1.93.
Nova 3l.-8.
Linen Crah Tailor-Made Drcs Skirts, ruffle trimmed
with two rows of insertion were 9-.5.
Now $5.98.
Box Pleated Taffeta Silk Coffee Coats were S10.00.
In Eni-oMiic-Stuoa Wiil tt Eeiirt QicrlMft Mod.
S00 yards Shirting Prints, in white
ground, with small colored and black
figures and stripes, were 6t4c psr yard.
Now 73ic.
300 pieces 30 inches tvidc Tifinia Batiste Cords, in
a good line of styles, all dark colors, extra fine
were loc per yard.
Now 10c.
200 pieces 1-yard wide French Percale, in stripes
and figures, full line of good, fast colorings, suit
able for men's shirts and ladies' shirt waists and
dresses were 20c p:r yard.
Now 20c.
500 rolls China Straw Mattings 10 different
patterns to choose from m ere 15c a yard now.
200 rolls fine grade Cotton V'arp Japanese
Straw Mattings were 25: a ard now
One-Piece Room-Size Brussels Carpet Rug, in rich
medallion effects CIO CA 1
were 817.60 now sJlA.DU I
600 yrJs Iligh-Grade Axrainster Carpets only four
patterns to select from, but they are very Qfir
handsome they were 91.25 a yard now . . . Q y C
Only 150 left out of 1,000 beautiful, imported Shirt
Waist Patterns, original value $3.50 IQ
to $5.00 each-choice of what's left .yiIlf MC"
1,000 yards 32 inches wide imported Madras, in
100 different styles and colorings, all fast colors,
extra good bargain were 25c, 29c and 30c per yard.
1 Notf 9c a Yard.
45-inch wide Bleached Pillow Casing, a full round
thread, without dressing were 12c a yard.
Now 173iC a Yard.
10-4 Bleached Sheeting, made of fine thread yarns
without a particle of starch were 20c a yard.
Now 4Kc a Yard.
Full yard-wide Unbleached Muslin, made of fine
quality round thread yarn were 6L4c a yard.
Now 6c a Yard.
A yard-wide Bleached. Muslin, soft finish, so
dressing was 7c a yard.
tl 1 1 M
15c 18c 20c 21c 25c
!. to 2V SM 31:
I Taffeta
1S 4) ft) :-0
18c 20c 22c 25c 29c
Sc XI- Sic Cc
Ribbons. Ribbons. Ribbons.
A full assortment of colors and black and white plain Taffeta,
best quality
utnbrrs 3 7 9
Our F rice 74c 10c 12JAc
Price elcwlieif W 1-Se Jc
A full assortment of best quality Satin Taffeta
Numbers- 5 T 12
Our Price 7Jc 10c 12c 15c
PrU'e rlwl-rp It-' !! 1.V '
500 pieces ."-inch extra good quality pure silk Taffeta Ribbon,
black and white and 40 different shades. Price to-dav wholesale,
v)C: Our Price, 12c
350 pieces fancy pure silk Xeck Ribbons, stripes and Jacquard
effects. Price to-day wholesale, 10J4c; Our Price, 8c
Another Gigantic
Shoe Purchase.
All roads lead to Rome. All shoe manufac
turers who want the SPOT CASH for their
surplus product come to Crawford.
This time THE UNION STIOE CO. of Chillicothe, O.. with 1,200
pairs of Ladies' Oxford Ties, in patent leather, patent kid and
vici kid. hand-sewed welts, with broad extension rope-stitched
edges and ilaint', lifrht hand turn- shoes worth S3, &5.50 and
S4 had to have the money. e bought every pair they had in
the house at our spot cash price ,
-50c on the dollar. For quick
selling we divide them in two .
J. S lots, all sizes. 51.4' and 51.8.
U19 y J
Ladies', Children's and Infants'
Tremendous Reductions.
Ladies' Fast Black Drop Stitch Cotton Hose and plain QJAC
black unbleached feet, were 12'c now .-....Ov
Ladies' imported fine gauge Cotton Hose, black and fancy; 1 Q -also,
black lace lisle thread, were 35c now.. . l"v
Children's imported Lace Lisle Thread Hose, white
and black, sizes a little broken, were 50c now
Infants' Mercerized Lace Hose, silk finish,
white only, were 35c now ?...,
Ladies5, Children's and Infants' !
Knit Underwear.
These Goods Are Selling Fast. Big- Reductions.
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Fine Gauge Cotton Vests, low neck, silk
trimmed: also, high neck, long and short
sleeves, were 35c and 25c now .........
Children's Jersej- Ribbed Vest, low neck, no sleeves,
were 12Jc now.- .,
Infants' Jersey Ribbed Summer Wool Shirts, low neck and n
high neck, long sleeve, buttons down the front,were 35c now.DC
Children's Nazareth Jersey Ribbed Waists, white and
ecru, all sizes, were 20c now, each
,15c and 12fcc
D. CRAWFORD & CO., Washington Avenue and Sissth St.
1 well perron The disease seems to harden
him and prevent bad effect frcra exposure,
and ror that reason. If for no other. I ?e
the advantHKe of the open-air treatment.
"If a well person subjected himself to all
the varying changes of temperature that
the open-air treatment suggest. ricknes
would be almost ure. but consumptive sel
dom catch cold under this severe treatment.
far severe It Is. The open-air treatment de
mands that the patient llx'e out of doors en
tlrelv. and In this way his system Is built
nn am thi effects of the disease overcome.
The oxygen In the air Is absorbed and builds
up and sirenginenn wic tissues inai ins
proirress of the dleas; destroys.
"This climate Is considered somewhat se
vere for a trial of tCo treatment, but nev
ertheless I can see no ill effects that would
result. Living out of doors entirely, the pa
tlcnts would soon become accustomed to
varying degrees of temiienture and would
not be affected In the slightest thereby. If
he could go to Arizona or some other State
where the climate Is more settled, results
would, or course, be more sure. In thl
part of the country the climate Is so unset
ilml that the natlent often has not the ner-
seierance to continue so severe a treatment,
hut In Arizona, where the climate ls settled,
this Is not the case, and hunting and tramp
ing through tne mountains me patient is
forced to live out of doors all the time.
Here In St. Louis how many persons who
have consumption could be persuaded to
live In their front yards? The very first
rain probably would drive them lndoora.
and I am sure that wt-en snow descended
thev would tire of tne treatment.
"In nearlv all sanitariums vhrri pnn-
Fumption In specialized the wards nre built
with the Idea of the benefits of the open-air
treatment, iney arc aimosi entirely open
nnd the nlr Is allowed free sween. Iwir
porches are connected with them, where the
patienfean "leep and eat."
New York Cobbler Pleads Guilt v
AVhen His Dies Are Found.
New York. July 15. Charged with at
tempting to pass counterfeit money an-
with having counterfeit coin In Ms posses
sion. John Pmlth. a Brooklyn shoemaker,
pleaded guilty In the Myrtle Avenue Court
and was sent to Raymond Street Jail by
Magistrate Furlong.
Smith was nrrrsted by Patrolman Shut
tleworth. who found the man trying to
pass a counterfeit dime on a newsboy at
Broadway and Billing street. Brooklyn.
"When searched it was learned that Smith
had a. shop at Nn. 37 Kltnn street. In the
shop were found melting' pots. dls. stamps
and metal for making counterfeit coins.
Plan Proposed for the Organiza
tion of a .Iim-nile Addition
to City Department.
Arrangements for Contest Be
tween Architects on Im
provements for
St. Louis.
The organization of a clean-streets league
among children of the downtown sections
of St. Louis Is one of the most important
undertakings under consideration for tbe
fall work of the Clilc Improvement League.
Such an organization was first attempted
in New York under Street Commissioner
Waring. Ten thousand children from the
list Side wards were enrolled and pledged
thcmseltes to refrain from throwing pa
pers nnd rubbish In the streets: to keep the
fronts and courts of their own hcustes
in goid condition and to report viola
tions of the ordinances relating to
these matters. The work was con
ducted as a regular part Ot the buslnesn cf
the Municipal Street Department, and tne
children showed the liveliest Interest in the
purposes of the organization, the result being-
that the effect on the condition of tre
East Side streets was percepUble at once.
The chief advantage of .the plan, however,
is educational, giving the children an ac
tive interest In the Improvement ot the city
of the Civic Improvement League for or
ginlzlng a similar work In St. Louis under
the league's direction, beglnninc on a smsJl
rrale in a limited section of the Third or
Fourth Ward and enlarging the field If the
experiment proves successful.
AH the work on the three summer play
grounds In the downtown tenement dis
tricts has been completed. The children
will be organized In clubs and taught do
mestic and civic pride. They will be taught
to keep their bodies clean and at the same
time Impressed with a desire to keep their
homes and the public streets free from re
fuse. Work toward the establishment of free
public baths Ls ptlll being pushed with some
prospect of success. Harbor and Wharf
Commissioner Whyte is now formulating
plans to equip three floating baths to be
placed aloni- the river front. Mr. Hugh Mc
Klttirlck. as chairman of the Free Public
Batts Committee cf the Civic Improvement
League, has been collecting data from over
the entire country, and the committee will
also endeavor to assist the Harbor Com
missioner In designing the baths.
Arrangements have been made for a com
petition between members of the St. Louis
Archltectual Club on subjects relating to
municipal Improvements tor St. Louis.
Bathhouses along the river front will be
one of the principal features of the com
petition. Improvements around the public
school grounds and in open places, like the
front way of Union Stitlon and the tri
angle1 at'McPherton. Llndell and Vande
venter avenue, will also receive attention.
Interstate Merchants' Association
Offers Inducements to Buyers.
The Interstate Merchants' Association has
announced Its fall programme for 19CC
through which couitry merchants can reach
St- Louis jobbers and wholesale houses and
receive transportation concessions.
From July 19 to July 2 all those who avail
themselves of the association's offer ami
they include merchants throughout the Mis
sissippi Valley can buy their tickets and
after the formalities of registration are
through with In St. Louis the holders can
return fct one-fifth the regular rate.
will brine to this market hundreds of 1
ers una reDresentative nf hmi... ...
have or expect to open up trade connections!
with the metropolis of the Mississippi Val-'j
ley. Manager John A. Lee is sending- out!
literature In quantities so that there can bl
iiu misunuersianuing aoout dates.
The tickets are good returnlnir from Tnl
3 to August r. The rules are that ticket l
must be bought for one fare to St. Louis i
by the most direct route. Cash should bj
raid and a certificate obtained from tho sta-1
tlon atent to the effect that such a Ucketl
was oeen purcnascu. -ine nuyer must sura:
his cr her" name In the nresenr of tho '
agent, demanding one certificate for eacK
nitcicr. ijic same rouic must do used in-;
returning. As soon as the traveler reaches
St. Louis It Is necessary to go to the head-1
quarters of the ncoclation In the Century
uuiiuiuK nnu leave ine cermicaie mere. Tn
association alro has three other meetings, J
beginning August 2, IS and 30.
me ouicers. are: . j. ijingenbenr. pre.-
JJ'nii J. a. mriee. J. t. t-oyie arui H. iV-
fwimiip. ucr presents; j. j. vtertneimer.
r.Mmi.. tt- ir .-ii . -.-..
. - - - " umrr, secretary, jooqi
A. Lee. manager. SI
Kan Through
Streets With Htfl
Dominlck Plllo. enveloped In a blaze. ran'J
Ih.nltati ,tA , AA, ...w... Tt.. L'.lk ...ul T. .... v
tituun iirefncwmat vv nau uiri 4.t:.'j, e
early yesterday morning until overtaken!
by two .nen. who threw their coats about-
him and extinguished the flames.
Plllo is employed to take care ot the
Wclsbach Gasoline Lamp Conr-any's strest
lamps. At G:30 a. m. be started to clean1
and till the lamp ut Xepp and Do Kan
streets. He poured gasollrc from a can Int4
the tank of the lamp without turnlnz o3
the light. An explosion resulted and flames
werr communicated to a linen coat worn
by Plllo. Jumping- from his ladder to tbttl
street, he started to run.
Harry Bangs ot No. Z137 Texas avenusj
and John Cement of o. 321 Ohio avenue.
on their way to work, saw Pillo's dang-;
anu ran aiier rum. ine insnieneu lamE
tender, his clothing still ablaze, ran awa
fem them. Removing their coats as the
ran. Cement and Bangs overtook PUla
and. throwing the coats around him. exl
tlngulsbed the flames. Both rescuers su
tained slight burns.
Bangs summoned an ambulance and Puts
was sent to the City Hospital. Doctor Eyew
The association looks fcr even larger
nni a sense of co-operation In the work for crowds than In the past, the belief growing I man dressed his bums, on face. body.
which the city government exists. out of the crop rernrts. which, being good. and hands, and sent him home. It
A plan has been proposed to the officers point to a large Influx of fall orders. It thought that he will recover.
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