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ST. LOUIS. MO.. FRIDAY. AUGUST 15, 1902.
COAL STEADILY ADVANCING;
LITTLE ANTHRACITE FOR SALE.
OF HOUSE COMBINE
FAMINE IS ASSURED
Hetail Price Is Xow .?!) a Ton and
Dealers Say It Will Be 10
in a. Fortnight.
GOAL STRIKE'S EFFECT
IS FELT IN ST. LOUIS
Xearly All Dealers Have An
nounced That They Have
POOR WILL SUFFER TERRIBLY.
Soft Coal Already Das liken From
?3 to ?4..0 a Ton Even if Strike
Were to End at Once, Supply
Would Be Short All Winter.'
The Hev. Sam P. Jones, Georgia
Evangelist, Compares Delegates
to a Paclf of Hyenas.
RACE AGAINST OEATH
ON SUBORBAN GAR
In St?I.nnia One Cent.
On Trnlm, Three Cents.
OiKMile St. LooU, Two Cents.
THROW OUT ROTTEN POTATOES.
PRICE WILL GO MUCH HIGHER.
This Is the Season When Buying
for Domestic Use Is Done,
but Consumers Are Wait
ing Until Fall.
m;it M.ic spktiat.
New York. Aug. H. Coal Is now totalling
for it) a ton, and another advance. In all
human probability, will be made Septem
ber L Dealers made no secret of this, and
fcay consumers will be glad to pay even
110 a ton In a fortnlgJit. New Yorkers ex
pect to pay dearly for the coal strike.
Whether it is terminated during tho next
two weeks or not, there will be a great
fer.irrity of anthracite.
The Xciv York market cannot expect any
noticeable relict until at least thirty days
after the strike is settled, and even then
the demand for coal Is bound to be eo
much greater than the supply that tho
famine price will be maintained If not in
creased. As soon as the mines are opened, the en
tire output must be shipped to All tho
lake contracts In order to set it distributed
In the far Northwest before the Jakes are
closed. The coal operators are bound to
cive the lakes precedence.
Iinrrrat for Gun Compnnlea.
Dealers and consumers are beginning to
realize "that they will have a serious situa
tion to face. The coal bins in nil the apart
ment houses, iiat houses, hotels and other
oiflce buildlnss are emntv. It hna lm
customaiy to fill them with the winter sup
ply about this time of year, but this sum
mer, owing to the strike and high price of
coal and its great scarcity, the dealers
have advised their customers to wait, in the
expectation that 'he strike would soon be
over, the supply become equal to the de
mand and the price normal.
ij The poorer classes of people those who
"Mlve In the tenements and must supply their
own heat and buy their coal by the pail
will be the ones to suffer when the warm
weather ends. They have not felt the
stringency because they have no need for
fuel In summer time, except for cooking,
and what they pay for that purpose is not
felt as a real hardship.
The retail price xit hard coal is now $3
c ,2!L tyu4S a tonhSfore JJ"-Brlko( crW price
of sort coal has also riseVi from $3 to $L50 a
Since the seareltv nf Tmr.nnT hn M
oil and electric stove manufacturers and I
nealers have reaped a rich harvest. Their '
business, it is said, has increased CO per
cent and they have made preparations to
meet tho great demand expected this fall.
Many housewives are taking up the ques
tion of using some fuel other than coal.
Illcctrlc Companies Get llnny.
In anticipation of a great deal of new
budness :mr) thi intnii4tinn r ,..
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electric appliances for cooking and heating, J
""- -- hiijx .cuiyon company lias an
nounced a 25 pcr-cent reduction In rates,
' to take effect September 1. The six
A teen candle-power lamp, which under the
old. rate, cost for power, 1 cent an hour,
will after that, date cost three-fourths of a
cent, and the con of power for heating
and cooking will be equally diminished.
Great strides have been made in perfecting
the heating and cooking apparatus. The lat
ter Is said to be only 15 per cent co.stlic tbn
ft gas stove and makes up for the additional
cost in cleanliness and convenience. The
equipment is portable and can be placed
on a Moe or table. The stove is in tho
form of a disk, and can be used for heat
ing anything that can be placed on a flat
hot surface. There is also an oven for
Poor people are pajlng more for coal now
;"" 'mc since me great destitution
of 1B33. when they paid IS cents for each
pail. The standard price for a pail of
coal, which Is enough to last an average
family for one day, is 10 cents, although in
the lower East Side the prico is usually U
BIG RISE IN BANK STOCK.
ffump in Value of Third National
Shares Causes Gossip.
iiura ixatlonal Bank stock yesterday
took another decided upward turn, going
from 1331 to wmo a share. This rise of
J5B0 caused a report to be spread upon the
streets that some special development in
the banks affairs was responsible
It was said that tho earnings of the Third
National have been so heavy as to war
rant an Increase in dividends to 10 r-r
cent- The bank is now paying 8 per" cent.
Another rumor was that President Charles
H. Huttig, who is in New York City, was
interesting capital in a manner to give tho
InsUtution even greater business and pres-
s use man t enjoys at present.
-J. ueorge w. Galbreath, cashier, stated
positively that the Increase In tho price-
; . Z . , ol oue to a"y contem
plated raise in dividends, nor to any pro
posed merger or special acquisition of In
terests. "There Is nothing transpiring, outside th
"normal, healthy business," said Mr Gal
breath. -Sir. Huttig is in the East princi
pally for a vacation, and what business
he will nttend to will be of rather a
Numerous reports have been circulated
Concerning the Third National ab-orblng
other banks, or In other ways adding to
ItB business, but the officers maintain that
the bank's affairs at present are most sat
isfactory, and the increased value of the
... . unwanted bv a steady h-ulthv
TtthharngWhICh " L T&mu'tlons
v x-iuuuuie price or anthracite, $9 00 a
Present quoted price, JS25 a ton.
Probable increase In hlgh-grado bt-
tumlnous, l to 2 cent? a bushel. .
Anthracite in city, estimated, 1,000
Price of anthracite a year ago, $5.75
St. Louis is beginning to feel the effect
of the strike In the Pennsylvania anthra
cite coal mining region. High prices are
quoted on anthracite, and even !hp
but nominal, since the majority of dealers
have none of this coal to supply at any
Postals have been sent out to the trade
by the largest dealers, announcing that
they have no Pennsylvania anthracite of
any size for sale at any price. This is the
season when many citizens lay In their
winter coal supply, and therefore th ques
tion as to what the conditions will be three
months hence is becoming all-important.
The nominal price on anthracite is now
about $3.23. But when no coal Is In the
market, the prica does not cut much figure.
me price in New York is now J9. Aa the
freight to St. Louis is much higher. It would
be expected that the price would be high
er here. John P. Heinrichs of the Hein
richs Coal Company, secretary of the Hard
Coal Dealers' Association, explained this
"The dealers do not like to raise the price
ana oe compelled subsequently to lower it.
Consequently the figure will remain for a
time about stationary, but I think it will
eventually go up. There Is a little anthra
cite on hand, and It is being sold In small
lots. If a man convinces his dealer that he
Is absolutely out of coal and that he needs
it, a little Is given him.
the heaviest users of anthracite in the
city are the Union Biscuit Company, and
the large bakeries. Their supply Is cov
ered by contract, however, nnd'enough is
on hand to supply them until a time when
It is reasonable to suppose the strike will
Secretary Gould, of the Donk Brothers'
Coal Company, said that he expected an
mi-iease in price.
"The anthracite Is used principally In the
home for heating purposes. At present
there is none to be had, but it is now prac
tically the- middle of summer. The mines
should be again in operation by at least the
end of three or four months. Of course, tho
,uppiy woum men be away behind the
orders. There would be a rush of orders
which, of Itself, would cause the prlco to
"I think the solution will be that Instead
of buying early In the summer and in bulk
as previously, the consumers must wait
until late in the year and then buy in
small lots-a ton or a load at a time and
thus tide the winter over.
"In the event that amhnnii. . ...
cf calculations altogether, iitumlnous in
pjenty will be in the market at practically
the normal price. Then there will be a
sufficiency of coke and Arkansas semi-anthracite
to use In the hard-coal furnaces. I
think thero will be plenty of fuel at reason
able prices, but necessarily a dearth of an
thracite." At the Berry-Horn Coal Company's offi
ces, about the same wn. aM Th... i
lPVPT It tPQn UlnKnl., .1 . i - . - - .
, . .. ..,uublll. mai lno price or hlgh-
liruue ouuminous would be affected nn
that tho difference would amount to from
1 to 2 cents a bushel.
Preacher Says St. Louis Is Too
Good a Town to lie Spoiled
by Unworthy Officials.
Eecord-Ureaking Ride to Hurry to
City Hospital Woman Who
Was Fatally Injured.
MR. AND MRS. CHAS. L. FA8R
. KILLED BY AUTOMOBILE.
EFFORT PROVED UNAVAILING.
111U IlKV. SAM I'. JOMIVS
OI'I.MO.N Ol' 1IOL.SI3 C03IIII.VI1.
With such an institution in exist
ence, the only difference between St.
Louis and hell Is that the people here
still have a river.
When the people wake up it will be
like a cj clone.
A faw rotten potatoes will spoil a
They (the combine) are as sensitive
to the touch of exposure as a mulo
with a sore back is sensitivn tn the
s curry comb.
You can do more with some men
O by shaking 'em over a coffin than
you can by reading them moral es-
The Reverend Sam P. Jones of Georgia,
evangelist, noted for his vigor and his caus
tic sayings In the pulrlt, was in St. Louis
long enough yesterday to express his opin
ion of the comtine in tho House of Dele
He said that with such an institution In
existence the only difference between this
city and hell is that the people here still
have a river.
"I have been reading The Republic enough
to know the situation," said Mr. Jones,
"and I only hope the light will be turned
on those fellows so strong that the peo
ple's wrath will be aroused and tho com
bine put on tho run like a pack of flop-eard
hounds. Touch "em up that Is the only
way. Show what they are, and when tho
Unidentified Victim of Street Car
Accident Xear World's Fair
(J rounds Died as Car Reached
Wealthy San Francisco Couple, Driving Along a French Road
Sixty-Two 31iles an Hour, Dasli Against an Elm Tree and
Death Comes Quickly Chauffeur Who Accompanies
Them Appears .Crazed by the Shock Mutilated
Bodies Placed in Care of Chateau Owner.
MAY BE IN HANDS
Cable Cipher Fiom Commander
Sickles to Xavy Department In
dicates Victory for Rebels.
FORTY-FIVE HORSE-POWER MACHINE RECENTLY PURCHASED.
The speed of a special street car pi o veil
too slow in a, race agulii'-t death U.it night.
An unidentified w onian, badly mangled by
a Suburban car near the WorldW Knir
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grounds, lay on cushions breathing her List
as the powerful motors pmnnui i., .!....
effort to get her to the City Hospital, where
skilled physicians might have piolonged life
even if they could not save It
From the Suburban's car shed's In D'jIIod
iamont the car started. "Stop for nothing."
shouted the shed foreman to h. rr.,.t..m.,'..
I - wiuitiitiii
j as the car started toward the city. With a
ciear track, all other cars being ordered to
speed ahead and keep out of the way a
much as possible, the motorman did a-
To Morgan stieet. where the car leU the
Suburban's right-of-way. it made alarming
speed. Around the curves at Raymond and
x airmount avenues It sped In its effort to
aid a dying woman. From side to side it
rocked, until Policeman Knmer of the
Mounted District, who accompanied the
Human, leareu it would leave the track at
the next revolution of the wheels.
From Vandeventer avenue to Nineteenth
street, where an ambulance that had been
summoned from the dispensary met the
car. Its trip was not so fast. Other car3
were ahead of it. They had to stop to take
on and let off passengers. The speed of the
motors slackened, the pace pet by the Grim
Reaper Increased and won tho race, for the
woman died as Jefferson avenue was
At Nineteenth street the crushed body
was transferred to the ambulance. "She's
dead," whispered the big policeman to the
jmuumnce anver, "go to the morgue."
At the morgue Night Keeper Walter Gra
ham said he believed the woman was about
w years oici. bne had Jet black hair, gray
eyes and swarthy complexion. Her hands
indicated that she had worked hard for
her living. Father Time had robbed her of
all her teeth. A denUst had supplied a set
for the lower jaw.
She wore a dress of blue calico, with a
white figure. Her hose were black, her shoes
of the old gaiter style, with clastic sides.
When the car struck her she carried a
chip basket and a bucket. In tho bucket
was a purse, but it mntnim! nnihin.. ,
would help in her Identification.
Car No. 22 of the Suburban's Clayton de
vision strx-ck the womn. It was in charge
of Motorman Mathew Powers of No. G023
Bartmcr avenue and Conductor Alfonso
bnarkey of No. (T-50 Maple avenue. Mo
torman Powers said his car was running
rapidly and he was unablo to stop It in
time to aoid the accident when she stepped
on the track fifty feet in front of the car.
They placed tho unconscious woman on
the car and took her to the company's
sheds. Doctors McNearney and Thompson
were summoned to the sheds, but seeing
the condition of the patient, advised that
the woman be taken to the City Hospital.
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STATE BORDERING ON ANARCHY
At Uarcelona VictoriSus Foes of
Castro Government Compel For
eigners to Pay for Safety.
NO WORD OF ANOTHER BATTLE,
Neither Minister Rowen Xor Com
mander McLean Makes Any
Reference to the Expect
ed Decisive Conflict.
vun .,, tn. , . MK- A15 3IRS. CHARLES I FAIR
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LIGHTNING STRUCK CHURCH.
fJll3?- Stonn Caused Considerable Dam
terday, and expressed his opinion of the
House of Delegates' combine.
C0CKRELLS DEPART FOR HOME.
Senator Goes by Way of Detroit to
Attend McMillan Funeral.
Washington, Aug. .Senator Cockrell
De,r0WaShlnEtn 10:M th,S rning o"
Detroit, where, on Friday, he will act as
an honorary pallbearer at the funeral of
the late Senator McMillan lune' or
n.T, f"- Senator CU
direct to his home at tvn.t .
main until the opening of the strt cam
paign. The Senator is In sturdy Icallh n
splendid condition for his rewtar i T,
canvass of Missouri.
Senator Cockreil'a i1.in-Mn,. ...
reil and Miss Anna Ewlnj Cockrell ,n
two sons, Ephralm B. and Hen r rv
Mil. left to-night for War"sr?' !
they will remain for the . IV: Where
mer and the early fail. "
Pilot ninmetl for Accident
Evansvllle, Ind. Auc 11 i
tugboat Ediar rJ ko'
almost prostrated over thp matter. S ,S
duivibay'S CROPS ARE
T'f T"i - ?
WITHERING RAPIDLY ,JJ pudlic ot to- J
r. L,d.a. Aug. i Shi agl: ! contains the f 61-
POFition in thi ivhr.1. . . - ! lnn!Mm J t . tCTJT 1 tt
4, luwuigdusiur neip : t
people wake up it will be like a cyclone."
Mr. Jones, a little grayer and, perhaps,
more stooped than when he conducted a
noted series of revivals in this city several
years ago, spoke of the rottenness of mu
nicipal governments in general, saying that
St. Louis was, perhaps, no worse than any
other large city, though this fact itself did
not excuse the harboring of corrupt or in
"I have been trying for twenty-fivi
years," said he "to get some one to tell
mo how many sound potatoes to put
around a decajed one to keep It from spoil
ing. I haven't succeeded. A few rotten
potatoes will soon ruin a barrelful. The
only thing to do is to throw the bad ones
out. You seem to have a pretty good
Mayor In thli town, and doubtless there
are eood men In the Municipal Assembly.
But get rid of the rotten potatoes."
As to the method of getting rid of un
worthy Officials Mr. JntllVa rmnha.t.1 1.
point that publicity is mon effective. He
expressed confidence in the sanity and
morality of the body politic, butj remarked
that "the people are long suffering and need
to be prodded, the same as a fellow pokes a
mule behind the ears."
Continuing, he said that the officials them
selves are of tho genus mule, "and they are
as senslthe to the touch of exposure, when
they know that the public Is 'on to 'cm,' as
any old plow mule with a sore back is sen
sitive to the currycomb.
"These felldws," the evangelist observed In
me ary arawi peculiar to him, "may not be
mules but dogs. You see. many men are
born half man and halt dog. They starve
man that's in 'em, and by their greed the
dog becomes full grown. If they had a lit
tle more hair and a tail they could run rab
bits. "St. Louis is too trood a town to let a lot
of human hyenas, a parcel of Delegates, as
you call them, cast discredit on the com
munity. Jeep up the agitation. You can do
more with some men by shaking them over
a coffin than you can bv reading them moral
essays. Let the people prepare their nntin.
Mr. Jones is delivering a series of lectures
at various Chautauquas. He spent a few
hour. at the Southern Hotel jesterday
morning, and departed In the afternoon for
Kansas and Iowa.
DELEGATES MISS NEW PENS.
Members STot in Combine Failed to
age at Mound City, III.
Mound City, 111., Aug. 14. A storm to-day
caused considerable damage here. The
cupola of the Freewill Baptist Church was
struck by lightning and the church consid
A portion of the roof of the Meyers fur
niture factory was blown off and consider
able other damage was done thrniitrhnnt i),.
THE SPIC TMKR3 TT7TC3 Mnnvix .
5:12 AND SETS TlrtS EVENING AT 6:37.
J Hfc. MOON SETS TO-MORROW MORN-
l.NU AT L':4t.
For fct. Louln nml Vlclnlt Pnrdy
clomlr nnd thrcntenincr.
For Mlwsourl Fnlr Friday. Minvrcr
For Illinois Fair in xontli, linrrer
In north Frldaj-. MiiMTern Saturday.
cultural pofUIon in the whole of the
Bombay Presidency is extremely
The rainfall has been so deficient
that young crops are withering, and
unless there should be abundant rain
soon the autumn harvests will fail
over a wide area.
The cotton crop is much impaired.
Everything hlmres on tho nrncmc.
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me monsoon in the next ten days.
uui lurecasis OI ind
People out of worfc, as well
i next ten days. 2 M I,n,osc aestZ to Bitter their X
weather are dis- . ? postfions, should read these
X columns every day.
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Four minority members of th TTne
Delegates have not received the fountain
pens purchased for them by the Supply
Department. The question in the city
Hall is. "What became of the pens and
vho took themr ' na
About a month ago twenty-eight fountain
pens, worth J2.S0 apiece, were bought by
the Supply Department for the HoueT Ev.
every year twenty-eight pens are bought" s
that each member will get one. ugntl 33
Twenty-four Delegates got their h.p
this year, but four minority member dm
not. For a week they have been trying to
find out how the pens d!MTnSoy"i?-??
the clerk's desk. The opinion is that some
member needed more than one. pen. as SI
combine members are obliged to do cocsid
erable writing, and "borrWd" th four
that are mlssln. "" Iour
1. Coal Steadily Advancing.
Caustic Arraignment of House Combine.
Santos Sails for Europe Dhappolnted.
2. Democrats Wage Campaign for the Hon
or of Missouri.
3. Arkansas Rich In Her Great Forests.
Renew Pledges of Fifty Years Ago.
Independent Ticket May Be Nominated.
. Sheriff Suspends Deputy Thompson.
Francis Will Visit President Roosevelt.
Bade Farewell on Leaving Altar.
Child Attacked by a Vicious Dog.
5.. Railway News.
Rich Cuban Kills an Angry Husband.
East Side News.
6. Republic Form Chart.
7. Cardinals Lose to Philadelphia.
miy win compel Low Lighting Ride.
Sponsor at Confederate Reunion.
Illinois Crops Break All Records."
10. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
Birth, Marriage and Death Jtecords.
H. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ads.
12. Stock Dealings In New York.
Securities Firmly Held by Local In
vestors. Russian 4 Pr Cent Rentes Listed in
13. Manipulation Renewed In Chicago Grain
Bears Assume Control of 'Wheat and
Summary of St. Louis Market.
River News and Personals.
14. National School for German Youtlij.
woman s illsslonary .Board.
Shorthand Reporters Meet.
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Evreux, France, Aug. 14.-(Copyrlght,
l&aj.-JIr. and Mrs. Charles L. Fair of San
Francisco were killed in an automobile ac
cident near this place to-day aa-they were
on me way irom TrouvlIIe to Paris.
While they were going at a rate of sixty
two mile3 an hour one of the pneumatic
tires burst, the machine swerved and
dashed against a large elm tree.
The automobile was completely demol
ished and the chauffeur, who escaped alle.
was so overcome by the shock that he com
pletely lost control of himself and acted as
If he were insane.
Mr. Fair is a brother-in-law ot W. K.
Vanderbilt, Jr., who sailed for New York
on Irflnrrl fhn Tfrnn T'rinrr. WHhnlw
The accident occurred at 230 o'clock this
afternoon and almost In front of the
cnateau Bulsson du Mai, at the village ot
The Fairs Intended to dine and spend tho
night in Paris and return to Trouvilla for
THE OXLY WITAESS.
The wife of the gatekeeper of the Chateau
was the only witness of the disaster. She
sas she noticed a big. red automobile com
ing along the road at a tremendous pace.
Suddenly something happened, and the
heavy machine slid sideways from the right
to the left side of the road, for about tlxty
It then dashed up an embankment, turned
a complete Eomersault and rrahil lntr n
big elm tree in front of the gate of the
The automobile was completely wrecked.
the front Tixle was hrolrpn nnd ntlifr nnrfq
of the machine were smashed, including the
When the automobile turned over the
wife of the gatekeeper says she saw Mr.
and Mrs. Fair thrown high in the air and
fall with a heavy thud to the ground.
The chauffeur, who was sitting behind
the Fairs, was precipitated into a ditch. He
staggered to his feet, calling for help.
FAIRS A II E FOUXD
IN TIIIIOES OF DEATH.
The gatekeeper's wife rushed to his as
sistance and aided him in extracting Mr.
and Mrs. Fair, who were buried beneath
the wrecked machine, and In the last thm.
Both had sustained ghastly Injuries and
were almost unrecognizable. Mr. Fair's
head had been crushed in, while his' wife's
skull was pllt.
The chauffeur was terribly affected at the
calamity and seemed bereft of his senses.
He threw himself into a ditch on the op
posite side of the road and rolled about
crying: "My poor masters."
M. Borscii. owner of the Chanfoat. ni-
son du Mai, was summoned, and after in
forming the local authorities of the acci
dent he ordered the bodies of Mr. and Mre.
Fair to bo carried to the gatekeeper's
Here they now He onmattresses and flow
ers have been strewn over them.
In the room are three wax tapers burn
ACCII1KNT DUE TO
DLIISTI.XG OF TIRE.
The accident was evidently due to the
bursting of a tire. At the time it occurred
the automobile, which was capable of run
ning seventv-fnur miles an hour ... a-...
lnr nt the date of slxtv-twn mlla .. ....
The local police authorities hold in their
possession and have scaled up a valise be
longing to the Fairs which contains Jewelry,
two letters of credit, a French bank note
worth JIM and some gold coins.
The Fairs have been living lately in Paris
at the Hotel Rltz, and kept their apart
ments there while they were staying at
TrouvlIIe. This Tnorning Mr. Fair sent a
dispatch from TrouvlIIe to the management
of the Hotel Rltz, saying he and his wife
would arrive there this evening.
-AIll IX HABIT OP
DRIVIXG AT HIGH SPEED.
Mr. and Mrs. Fair left Paris a week ago
yesterday for TrouvlIIe. As usual, Mr. Fair
made fast time, reaching TrouviUe In about
four hours. Upon arriving there he discov
ered that he nad left in Paris the cabla
code of which he was frequently in need
and so came back in his automobile to
Paris next morning.
He got the code, took a hastv -Jejeure- at
the hotel and was oft again, and had dinner
Mr. Fair drove a forty-five horse-power
Mercedes, which he bought from M. Henry
Fournler . Even on the first day he drove
the automobile-June 23-he had an accident
In the Avenue dts Champcs Elysee colld
incr with another automobile, but the result
was not serious.
MRS. FAIR WAS A POOR GIRL
Won the Heart of Husband's Fa
ther by Nursing'Him.
Plainfleld. N. J.. Aug. n.Mrs. Charles
Fair was a poor girl. Her maiden name
was Carrie Smith and she was a daughter
or vt. Smith, who earned his liIng br
driving a delivery wagon for C. T. Rogers
a tailor In Newmarket. N J "sers,
hrrie!f mother worked in Mr. Rogers's
uTreSftSSE1 hCrSe'f i0 ,hi3 a" Un!
.J?arT!,e. Smith was considered the belle of
the village. When 19 years old she left
home and started on a theatrical career
oung Fair met ho. ,.,.. .. "reer.
?,? . 5y Were marrted and young Fal-'s
To remove this f.nii m. , . .
n?rVon? I - in ntaT
eider F,l,"ed , PSi"0n as a " to the
. ? K,ins by an aun,ed name.
After she had won his esteem she quletlv
Informed him that she was the wife of his
son. The elder Fair was Impressed with
the young woman and a reconciliationfol
lowed before his death.
Mrs William Smith, after the death of
her husband, married Lloyd Nelson ot
Newmarket and when 50 years of age be
f.fme,,m"h5r ?! a Abe Nelson, who
.- u. ...... uiuuicr oi jurs. Liiarles Fair.
Washington in, un... ..- ..
most important city in Venezuela, next to
Caracas, hai fallen into the hands of the
revolutionists, according to a rather mys
tlfjing cable cipher received at the Navy
Department late this afternoon from Com
mander Nickels of the Topeka. recently
He states that there Is no immediate
danger of attack en the town by Govern
ment troops, indicating that it is a'rady
held by the revolutionists. This puzzles
the authorities here, inasmuch as at last
nport the city was surrounded by revolu
tionists. No advices have been received
here regarding any attack on the city by
the revolutionary forces.
The passage cf a dav has not lmnm
conditions in any part of Venezuela, and
rainer pioniuui advices hae been received
which show that a state bordering on
anarchy reigns in Barcelona, where the In
habitants ore intensely alarmed and where
they are held up and made to ransom tholr
The extent of the damage dine Is most
accurately set forth in this dispatch from
Commander McLean or the Cincinnati,
which arrived at Barcelona yesterday:
"Barcelona sacked hv rvnintinr.if.
They have imprisoned all civil and mili
tary omciais. Are In possession of entire
district. Some pillaging done, but every
thing now quiet. Twenty-nine business
houses sacked, mostly fore'gn. also foreign
Minister Bowen at Caracas has cabled
the State Department that he is advised
by the United States consular representa
tive at Barcelona that the revolutionists
are sacking the town. They are demand
ing monev from the fnrplpn rpSlnonfs hm
said. In exchange for a guarantee of safety
ot tr.eir lives ard property. Mr. Bowen
reports the ccneral situation no rinn.
He makes no comment on the reported
Imminent battle between Castro and the
revolutionist army under General Matoj.
who will bec-me President in the event cf
the overthrow of the Castro Government,
and who has been marching toward Cara
cas ever since he captured Ouidad Bolivar
on the Orinoco nearly two months ago.
Maplewood Pastor's Home in
Flames When Tassengers on
.Car Awoke Sleeping Family.
AUTOMOBILE STRIKES A TREE.
French Stock Broker's Wife Badly
Aix les Bains. Aug. H.-(Copyrfeht. J."02.)
A rerious automobile accident occurred
yesterday near Bourg-en-Eresse.
M. Maurice Dollfus and hl mmv,.. .,,.
of the well-known stock broker, collided
with a tree. Mme. Dollfus-s ieff and arm
were broken, and the automobile was com
M. Maurice Dollfus and the chauffeur
Mme. Dollfus Is at a hospital at Bourg.
Her husband. M. Paul Dollfus, left Aix les
Bains only yesterday morning for Paris.
WILL NOT BE A CANDIDATE.
ITr. Bryan Replies to Direct Ques
tion From Xew Orleans Editor.
Lincoln, Neb.. Aug. 14.-In answer to a
.t,?"eB "" her he would be a
.u.u lur i-resiaent in the next cam
paign, v. J. Bryan has sent the following
letter. In Dart, to tho ,!-. .. ....
I shall not be a candidate for the pres
I T? " the "eXt Palsn, and. I may
, add, I have no choice beyond the desire to
see some one nominated who was loyal not
rand ,Xt'Cket bUt t0 the Plat' -
"If I eyer again become a candidate for
the presidency it will ho h...- .
. ..... "--st: a am con-
vinced that I can In every way give more
effective aid to the cause in which I am en"
listed for life, and I am not anxious to be
convinced. I cannot say more without pre
judging events. Yours truly,
"W. J. BRYAN."
Killed In Fnll From Wagon.
Evansville. Ind.. Aug. 14.-While on his
wj uuiEe una aitemoon with a load of
bricks Harrison Dillingham, a farmer of
Warrick County, fell off his wa6sl and
was killed. He was wealthy. " v"
hsZJ5.'t i'fr-.-tiii., -t-rHfer .-lafefc-iSifeg.
A party of merrymakers returning from
Mcramec Highlands early this morning
were suddenly called upon to constitute
themselves a bucket brigade and rescue the
lives of the Reverend W. L. Nash, pastor
of the Mapiewood Baptist Church, and his
lamny. tare started in the rear of his resi
dence and gained such headway that the
building is now a total wreck and the loss
A Surburban car. crowded with laughing,
shouting young folks ran into Mapiewood
from- Merarhec Highlands about 1 a. m.
The car stopped for a second and suddenly
me cry or nre was raised and the pas
sengers flocked from the car. and forming
a bucket brigade rushed to the residence
of the Reverend W. L. Nash.
Flames were shooting from the rear win
dows of the house and the members of the
family were unconscious of their peril.
With difficulty the inmates were roused and
by that time means of egress from the sec
ond floor was cut off.
Mr. Nash and the members of his family
ran to a window overlooking the front
porch and climbed out on the roof. Tear
ing an awning off. with the strips they
formed a rope ana oy means oi mis low
ered themselves to the ground, where they
were seized by their friends and, half-suf-focatd
by the smoke, taken to a neighbor
The residences of George Young and Ben
jamin Foster, on either side of Mr. Nash's,
by the aid of the bucket brigade, were
saved, but Mr. Nash's home is a ruin.
RAILROAD COMPANY IS SUED.
New Litigation Grows Out of a
Fight on Street Car.
The St. Louis. St. Charles and Western
Railroad Company was made defendant
yesterday in three suits for damages filed
by RoVert B. McConnell. George C. and
tual and J2.60O punitive damages. They
allege that they were unlawfully assaulted
by the conductor of one of the company's
McConnell lives in Mapiewood. George H.
Fox is the father of George C Fox. They
live on South Grand avenue. In company
with thirteen other persons, whose names
are unknown, they visited a friend, who
lives on the line of the defendant railroad
company. On their return to St. Louis
wiey oecame lnvoiveo. in an altercation with
the conductor, which led to a general fight.
The conductor, as well as the plaintiffs,
was considerably bruised.
The next day Conductor Brewster swora
out warrants before Justice Campbell
against the passengers. At the same time
J. D. Houseman, manager of the railroad
company, filed suits for damages against
the three plaintiffs in yesterday's suits.
Then they retaliated by going before Jus
tice Hansmann In Mapiewood and awearinr
out a warrant against Brewster, charring
cases" willbe tried In 'claySn Stemr
before Justice Greensf elder. -.' .-'...J