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THE REPUBLIC: 'FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1902.
IN It AFFECTING CONDITION OF IRISH PEASANTS. Edward Devoy Says the Suffering Among Farmers Cannot Be Believed Until Seen. ENGLAND'S PLAN FOR RELIEF. St. Louis Man Finds World's Fair Well Advertised Abroad, Al though. Some Mistaken Ideas 2seed Correction. After spending the summer In Kurope, Edward Dcvoy of No. 5SC7 Cate3 avenue, president of the Devoy & Feuerborn Coat and Coke Company, has returned to this city and has many observations to make, the result of his tour, which bear upon the coming World's Fair, and upon conditions abroad of interest to a portion of the United States emigrant population. The unfortunate state of the bulk of the peoplo In the Western Ireland agricultural districts, and the attempt of the English Government to alleviate suffering, especial ly wero impressed upon him. Without claiming to, have seen enough or to have stayed a sufficient time to become thoroughly conversant with the Irish ques tion, Mr. Devoy came away wjth the dis tinct conviction that the hopeless and poverty-stricken state of the poor of Ireland Is a disgrace to the English nation; that the attitude of the average Englishman in or out of Parliament is criminally indifferent, and that some of the recent moves of Irish leaders aro mistaken. In regard to the World's Fair, ho found that it is well advertised in all the coun tries which he visited; that intense interest is taken In It, but that a wise move -would be the distribution of more specific infor mation for the benefit of desirable exhib itors. He learned that in Venice manufac turers of lace and furniture were under the impression that duty would be charged on exhibits. Landing in Queenstown, Ireland, he -went to Cork first. From Cork he visited the southern section of the Island, then Dublin, and then the western part. He went by rail as far as County Roscommon, and then by stage Into the heart of the agricultural dis trict. MR. DEVOY DESCIUI1ES THE 1IIISII rEASANTItY. "The destitution and poverty of the peo ple is something which cannot be realized until seen," said he. "The farms are little plots of ground about the size of a half city block. Most of the people are old men or women, or children. All the young men have either gone into the army or have emigrated. As early as you rise In tho morning they will be up before you, and at night tney are working until dark. And that means in June and July until 9 or 10 o'clock at night. "Their faces betoken hopelessness abso lute. They seem downtrodden to the limit and to have given up trying. The land is all owned by landlords, who live abroad either in Paris or London, and who seldom, visit their estates. The tenants are ruled by agents, who, as a rule, squeeze them to tho last dollar. "In tho rook country, a poor farmer at comparativclv low rent obtains an ap ' parently barren holding. From the valleys below ho carries up earth by the barrow, until ho has an artificial soil, capable of yielding a crop. In twenty-five years he may make a good acre or so where before was nothing. Then the agent raises the rent. Tho value of years of labor 13 taken away. "It Is heart-rending for a stranger, un familiar with such hardships, to go among these people. Despite their forlorn lives they have at surface, many of them, tho irishman's happy traits. They say funny, humorous, penetrating things and their laugh Is contagious. But this surfaco of good "cheer is belled by the underexpression of distress. I have gone Into their hovels and In nearly every case was invited to partake of the best which they had, though It was very little. I think I could have taken everything in sight and been wel come, yet had I offered money they would have been insulted. ENGLAND'S FLAXS FOR RELIEVING THE SUFFERING. "The question of relief Is too broad to master at once. The efforts of the American-Irish organizations do much good In the way of providing money for needed chari ties. The English plan, now being put In operation, by which the tenant can acqulro at an extreme limit of fifty years, and in a shorter time by special effort, the owner ship of the land seems a good one. It is very complicated, however, and does not seem to be fully understood by all the Irish Jour nals, and therefore I will not attempt to de scribe It. "The. election of Lynch as a member of Parliament seemed a very foolish move. He was an English rebel, having served with the Boors. He also seems to have proved almost an Impostor. He was said to have been leader of the Irish brigade fighting for the Boers, while it has developed that there were only a handful of Irishmen in the Boor forces, certainly not enough to compose a brigade. ) "Also the actions of Member of Parlia ment McHugh in claiming Immunity frota arrest because of his position, and in insult ing English Magistrates when brought be fore them, was foolish. All these sensa tional stands by the leaders, so far as I could see. will not aid and have thus far only harmed tho unfortunate farmers, who are the real sufferers. They only Insult and inflame Englanl. to no purpose; for Lynch, manifestly a rebel, could not be expected to be a force if tolerated In Parliament. i,.tlle.Wk of the English cither are Ignorant of the suffering In Ireland or are 5!Li,n,!l7ei.c2t that the' do nothing. Sev fJJ. Enjrl'Rhlnen , with whom I talked stirugged their shoulders, saying: 'Yes I guess they are in a bad way, but it's large ly their own fault, you know; the Irish are vn vE9u5f you, now; bo unreasonable, ?v" kTn?w' To wnIch x couI3 only answer: ices. I know; but do you know that a great prpporlton of the American nation are ene X r.J&.S?sJin? because of your treatment ?Llana: tlLat no measure favoring Eng land has a chance In our Congress to-day because the representatives dare not vote tor it, fearing to lose the support of their Irish-American constituency?" fo'Jiflir?lan.(1, EnK'and is spoken of as a foreign land, compared with tho United ffaaffect?oUnCUntry ta SPkCn ot In l In Berlin. Mr. Devoy came in contact with J. Plerpont Morgan Immediately after hi4 ?te,w V?b Emoeror William" Ho states that Morgan is greatly feared in EM?nl" Germany and France. His plans AITErrSew,thcoa3n.Enan abrad" TO GET FAT TIPS. SileTS i" V,otcLs' other attendants, mer chants, and all whom he met were greatly Interested in the World's Fair. The waiter? all want to come to St. Louis and make a. KtinSVW the cJlr ma?' a" taSn hi VStt ,?, m?lt in5Sn'0" Up-gatherers In 1303. In Dusseldorf, Germany, he nttend 'a. ,Ica exposition, wherein were many exhibits which would be of interest, and air. Devoy has drawn President Francis's attention to the fact that it would be worth while attempting to secure them. The standing of Germany as a manufacturing nation particularly impressed the visitor, and he came away with the impression that they aro the "Yankees" of Europe, and can show genuine Yankees many pointers along certain lines. It was in Southern Europe that the manu facturers seemed doubtful about the Fair. They gave their reasons largely as an ob jection to paying the duties, though duties were not Imposed for the exhibits at the Chicago fair and will not be Imposed In the case of St. Louis. Exhibits of such things as rare laces, carved furniture and other products of the more advanced European art. Mr. Devoy thinks, are needed If tho Fair Is to be complete. Husband and Wife Sne. Frank Abbltt and his wife. Fannie, sued the St. Louis Transit Company in the Cir cuit Court yesterday for $7,000 damages for Injuries aUeged to have been sustained by lira Abbltt in getting off a car at Broad way and Bremen avenue August 6, 1302. The car -was started as she was getting off and she fell. It Is alleged. Her right elbow and right ja,w bone were fractured. It la averred. He sued for J3,00i and she Xor W.0C0. Slipped on the Pavement. F. W. Wise, l years old. of No. SOT Chou tean avenue, I at th City Hospital, Buf fering from a severe scalp wound. Ha slipped on tho pavement at Sixteenth and Market streets yesterday noon. ED VALUES AGGREGATE ST Increase for This Year on Property of All Kinds Exceeds Twenty Three Million Dollars, Insuring a Revenue of More Than Eight Million Dollars The Total Value Is ?418,044,-175. LARGEST ASSESSMENT IN THE HISTORY OF ST. LOUIS. 6svsVs44 ASSESSED VALUATION Real estate Personal property Railroad, bridge, etc Totals Assessments State ... Schools City .... Totals , Tills Ycnr's State Schools CRy Totals 0 sssss The assessed values of properties of all kinds are larger this year than in any pre vious year In the city's history. As a mat ter of course, therefore, tho revenue from taxation, for all purposes, will be greater this year than ever before. Tho increase In values of real, personal, railroad, street railway, bridge, telegraph and telephone properties is $23,321,771 over last year's values. And the increase in rev enue, from all sources and for all purposes, is $031,023.83 over last year. These figures re late only to St, Louis. Assessed values of all properties, as de terrrtfned by the local and State Boards of Equalization, aggregate nearly half a billion dollars: that is, $418,044,475. As compared to $391,722,704, the aggregate of a year ago, an increase is evident of $23,321,771. At the rate of $1.95 on the $100 valuation the State, public schools and municipality will derive an income on the newIy-cstaD-lished values, of $S,131,0S5.21. Last year, at the rate of $1.90 on the $100 valuation, the lax debits showed an aggregate of $7,437, 061.3S. This year's Increase is $534,023.83. Owing to accumulation of liabilities, with the consent of the voters, the municipality was obliged to provide means for paying interest on the city's bonded debt, and for establishing a sinking fund to meet the principal when due. For these reasons the rate of taxation was Increased from $1.90 to $1.95 on the $100 valuation, which is still lower than several years ago. Even, however, at the rate of $1.90. the increase in values -would cause an Increase in rev enue of $443,783.64 over last year. The assessments on real and personal property alone are $7,5S1.707.21 this year. On railroads, railway, bridge, telegraph and telephone property the assessments are $34C,378. A glance at the accompanying tablo will disclose that the assessments on real and personal property this year are larger than assessments on properties of all kinds last year. BILLS FOR ASSESSMENTS READY FOR COLLECTION. Bills for assessments on real and personal property were transmitted yesterday by Comptroller Player to L. F. Hammer, Col lector of the Revenue, for collection. These bills aggregate $7,554,707.21. They were pre pared under the supervision of John J. O'Brien, President of the Board of As sessors, and were verified by clerks In the Comptroller's office. Collecting will be com menced next Tuesday. Of the $S.131,0S3.21, which represents tho assessment on all properties, the State will receive $1,043,101.43, the public schools $1,672, 162.30, and the municipality $3,413,521.13. This year the State will get $33,112.19 more than last year, the public schools VJ2.bT9.47 and the municipality J4S2.932.17. The city cannot use all of the K.i13,21.4S for municipal purposes, as the law directs how the revenue must be divided to meet the city's obligation. Only about $4,000,000 can be used for regular municipal purposes. About $SOO,000 will be credited to tho in terest and public debt account, about McO.ujO to the World's Fair band account, and about $167,000 will go to the public school library. The Increase in real estate values over last year Is $13,639,010, in personal values $7,874,370, and in railroad, bridge and telegraph values $LS08,031, aggregating $23,321,77L Tho aggre gate assessed valuation of $US,044,47a is the largest in the city's history. COMPARATIVE VALUES OX ALL RUT REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY The following table exhibits in detail tho comparative values of two years on rail road, street railway, bridge, telegraph and telephone companies. These values were fixed by tho State Board of Equalization and apply to property located in St. Louis: 1302. 1901. United Hallways Co $13,45a,B2l.e6 $13.0-T,0S3.71 Traction Co. (Transit) J97,OiS.S) Baden & St. L (Transit) 42S.&8.W fat. L. K. It. (Trantlt) l.lJS.a.6J Southwestern (Transit) 448.207.41 Suburban Hallway 1,157.610.75 l.liS.MS.Gi Suburban (Meramec) 33J.57S.93 336.198.17 K. St. L. Electric 1S2.174.4) 193,SS1.M E. St. L Electric 175.828.W Manufacturers' Hallway. 76,819.93 66.fE0.0O Missouri Pacific 236,j97.03 131.331.78 Caronaelet branch, do.... 11.881.41 14,4i'l.G3 Oak Hill lira neb, do lOl.Ml.w SD.224.M Iron Mountain M2.m1.24 133.418.40 Colorado Itallroad 4.940.64 4.0W.6I St., L.. K. & N. W 241,216.0) 23S.MC.M Merchants Bridge R. It. 431.917.19 431.431.83 Frisco Hallroad 1W.CS7.W 143.34'1.S0 Transfer Railway 495,49.S3 42,93.81 Terminal Railroad 2.539,997.44 S.!9;.O)3.04 St. L. Bridge Co 1,70.C0).10 2,SO),000.f) Merchants' Hridge 09,Oj0.no exi.OOa.Oa "Wabash 111.6t4.rtt 106.475.37 Luther branch, do 2(3.904.45 242.CflJ.23 Wlreins Ferrv Co 1.07;.i,i9.i:; ?4a e im si. uuiun a etrrafjii. Mo. District Telegraph.. Pacific Mutual American Telephone Hell Telephone Klnloch Telephone S3.i.M 74.9'1.3l Ij.I.j.45 16.M3.C3 6 353.91 5.533.73 2 353.M I S23.134.73 750.000.00 Totals.. ,.$28,019,355.57 526,211,354 .2J COUNTY TAX VALUATION1 INCREASED. Aexiiinrniff Ilnlxeil on Compnnicn Holding Franchisee The assessment of franchise companies in St. Louis County, as made by the State Board of Equalization, was sent by Auditor Allen to County Clerk Helmerlng yesterday. REWARD FOR WIFE'S CAPTURE. Indian Territory Husband Anxious to Recover His Mate. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Tulsa. I. T., Aug. 28. Three days ago Ira Harley and Mrs. Eunice Carr, wife of J. R. Carr of thl3 city, fied from the city taking property of the husband's to the value of about $100. Carr has offered a reward of $50 for their capture. Harley was 2S years old; Mrs. Carr is 35, but appears younger. They left In broad daylight while Carr was away from home. IF0UR DAYS WITHOUT FOOD. Old Man Found in Schoolliouse Xear East St. Louis. After lying four days without food or drink. John Raymer. SI years old, who Is too weak to tell much about himself, was found by a surveying party In a school house on the Bock road, four miles from East St. Louis, yesterday afternoon. The surveyors were passing the school when they heard some one cough Inside. TIpon entering they found the old man stretched upon a couch in the cloakroom. Ho was unable to raise his head when the men entered, and. though be tried to speak when they came close to him, his tongue was so swollen from thirst that he could not utter a sound. The signs he made were not necessary to convey to his res cuers dm mirning oesire tor water. One of the men rushed to a brook near i by, and when be returned -with a cup full I of water the aged sufferer grabbed It A HALF B8LLI0N. sss,4OsOOss000 f OF CITY property". 1902. .?329,GS07:M0 . C0.314.S90 . 2S.019.3S5 190L $316,01 1,150 D2.170.10 264U1,X1 190- Increase. ?13.G39,010 7.ST4.T30 1.S0S.031 J418.041.475 $334,722,704 $23,321,771 1902 Increase. $ 5S.112.19 92,979.47 4S2.932.17 $031,023.83 lor Tuo lcnn. 1902. 1931. $1,043,101.43 1.672.162.30 5.413.S21.4S $S.131.0Sr.21 Assessments. $ 9SC.9S9.24 1.579,152.S3 4,930,SS9.31 $7,497,051.33 Real and Per sonal Property. $ 973,052.97 1.550.0S4.76 5.043.5C9.4S Railroad-'. ...$70,0IS.45 ... 112,077.54 ... 2Sl.2o2.00 .$54C.37S.00 $7,5S4,707.21 H t The figures show an Increase of about $600,- m over tne assessment of last year. The Missouri Pacific Railroad was as sessed at $12,300 a mile for 29.43 miles of track, and $11,000 for its buildings. The Missouri Pacific Carendelet branch is as sessed $1.30) a mile for 9.2) miles of track and its Creve Coeur branch at $3,730 a mile for 11.60 miles of track. The Carondelet buildings are assessed at $3), and the Creve Coeur at $3,000. The St. Louis. Iron Mountain and South ern has 10.S5 miles In the county, for which it is asses--ed $12,000 a mile for roadbed, and $1,200 for buildings and improvements. The Wabash is asscsted nt the same figure for 11.36 miles of track, and $7,700 for build ings. Its Luther branch, comprising 3.24 miles, is also assessed at $12,000 a mile and $-'.200 for a building. The St. Louis and San FranciFCo. for 26.45 miles of track, is assessed at $9,230 a mile and $3,0ft0 for Improvements. The St. Louis. Keokuk and Northwest ern is assessed at $9,500 a mile for S.55 miles and $6,000 for buildings. The St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado will pay taxes on 29.40 miles of track at the rate of $4,000 a mile, and on an additional $oi5 worth of improvements. The United Railways Company owns 43.94 miles of track, and is assessed at the rate of $17,000 a mile. Its improvements are valued at $43,000. The St. Louis and Suburban Railway Company, running from the Suburban loop to Florissant and Ferguson. Is assessed at $2S.O0O a mile. The St. Louis and Kirkwood Railway. 12.47 miles. $9 000 a mile; buildings. $21,000; tho St. Louts and Meramec. 13.14 miles. $12,300 a mile; buildings, $2,100; th Brentwood. Clayton and St. Louis. 12.29 miles. $9,000 a mile: the St. Louis. St. Charles and Western. 17.73 miles. $10,000 a mile; buildings. $10,300. The assessed valuation of the Western Union Telecranh Company in the county is S73.91S.34; the Pacific Mutual, $10,016.60: the Bell Telephone. $23,392.02; the Kinloch Long Distance, $3.865.9S; the American TelegraDh and Telepnone, J2.11S.72. ASSESSMENTS ARE CERTIFIED. Auditor's Statement on Tax Valu ation of Corporate Properties. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Jefferson City, Mo., Aug. 2S. State Auditor Albert O. Allen has just completed the work of certifying out to the several clerks of tho County Courts of the State the assessment of railroads, bridges, telegraph and tele phones, as made by the State Board of Equalization of Missouri for the taxes of 1902. In relation to the samo tho Auditor tays that the work of the board wa3 materially Increased this year by reason of the assess ment of telephone property, as provided by an act of tne Legislature of X10L In making this assessment the board has endeavored to make a fair and equitable one and to equalize the values of the sev eral classes of property belonging to tho public service corporations of the State. In the assessment of telephone property the board adopted the assessments made by the local Assessors' for the year l')l as the basis for their values for this year. In In stances where such assessment had been , made and the amount thereof furnished fcr , their information. In other Instances their ' stocks and bonds and earning capacity were I taken into account in determining their ; values. Of the above assessment of telephono property the four leading companies were assessed as follows: American Telephone and Telegraph Co.. J 33,000.00 Bell Telephone Co W0.OJ0.O) Klnloch Telephone Co iSi.oOO.OO Missouri and Kansas Telephone Co CO.OuO.0) Following is a classification of the in creases and decreases as compared with the assessment of 1901, viz: Increase on steam railroads $3,933,537.99 Increase on street railroads 2,3;.S7).I9 Increase on telegraphs 241.6C.S5 Telephone assessment 2.337.744 90 Total Increase ..$Sj0,79C.f4 Decrease on brlJges Net increase $3,304, 79S. 04 The principal increases as made will be seen from the following, giving the name of tho company, together with the amount of their respective increases, viz: Atchison, Topeka and Sanla Fe JS'iO.ov) 00 Chicago. Hock Island and Pacific SOO.uoo 0) Chicago, HurllnBton and Qulno 3iM0u0O) Chicago, Milwaukee and fct. Paul 150ki 0) Kansas City Belt f").o).f.) Missouri, Kansas and Teias 3.(0n.i) Missouri Pacific 30i,p00 St. Louts. Iron Mountain and Southern. SW.uO1).) St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado... lOn.oo.W St. Louis Southwestern 25.0-V.oo St. Louis and San Francisco 3fl.f0 0) WIiTKlns Ferry Co SIOO" 00 Wabash 3).0 0 CO Metroplitan Street SOtf.&O.M Southwest Mlpsourl Electric 100.o0.00 St. Joseph Hallnay, Light, Heat and Power Co XO.VO If) St. Louis and Suburban 41.0iO.O) United Railways 400.00'i 0) Following are the names of roads assessed for the first time: Ft. Louis. Caruthersvllle and MemphIs..iG4.Ck0.0O Missouri Water, Light and Traction Co.. 8.SW.00 St. Louis. 9u Charles and Western 15.",('0.0, Brentwood, Clayton and St. Louis HO.Cr.O.OO Continuing, the Auditor says that he has aicetalned the per centum of increase in valuation of acre lands and town lots for the last two years as compared with tho per centum of Increase of valuation of prop erty assessed by the State Board of Equali zation. Increase In acre lands: 19)1 Four-tenths of 1 per cent. 1S02 Two pr cent. Increase In town lots: 1901 Decrease. 1902 Five per cent. Increase in railroads, etc: 1M1 Nine per cent. 1902 Sven per cent. From the foregoing it will bo seen that the increase of values as assessed by the board hao been in excels of that of real es tate, which Is assessed by the local Asses sors. eagerly. A telephone message was sent for an ambulance, and he was carried to St. Mary's Hospital in East St. Louis. There the physicians stated that starvation was the chief trouble, and that probably he would recover. The patient was barely able to state that his name is John Raymer, and that he is 81 years old. He said he had been work ing a few miles from the school house and while passing there was taken sick four days ago. TELEGRAPH NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD. OTTAWA. OXTARIO-Claus A. Spreckels, the San Francisco sugar reflnery; WlUIam D. Cook. S. D. McGIbbon. T. Chase Cas graln and Surveyor Fabvre. of Montreal, have applied to the State Department for Incorporation for the purpose of establish ing refineries and doing business in Canada. BOSTON The general strike of the gold beaters of the United States, which began about five weeks ago, has been declared off. The strike was ended by a compromise. NEW TORK One woman was killed and peveral others suffered from shocks and burns as the result of a fire which started on the first floor of a flve-storv flat house In West One Hundred and Twenty-first street. Fell Downstairs. Mrs. Bessie Bennett fell downstairs from the second to the first floor, at her home. No. 3921 Lucas avenue, Wednesday night and sustained a gash in the top of her head Which Doctor Mack of No. 4001 Lincoln avenue says Is not serious. She Is 52 years old. PRESIDENT INGALLS ISSUES HIS REPORT, Gross Earnings of the liig Four Have Increased More Than Four Millions. SHOWING LAST FISCAL YEAR. President Dint of the Union raciGu Issues a Statement in Ke- gard to His Arrest Xotes. President Ingall?, in Issuing his annual re port of the Big Four yesterday, stated: "I believe It will be especially encouraging to the stockholders to know that In the last ten .years the company has increased Its gross earnings $4,015,015.76 and its net earn ings $1,267,832.01, while the fixed charges In the same time have only Increased $115, 6S9.32." The report Is for the fiscal year ending June SO last, and is the thirteenth annual statement to the directors of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. For the year the gross earnings were $13,717,071.40; operating expenses. In cluding taxes, $13,744,920.37; net earnings, $4,972,131.03; interest and rentals, $2,793,630.52; balance to the credit of income. $2.172,3j0.jI. Deducting from the last amount four quarterly dividends of 1U per -cent each, on the preferred stock, $193,943.75, and two dividends of 2 per cent on the common stock, $1,119,572.40, a surplus Is left of $552. 9S4.36. To this is added sundry balances, account of interest discount and exchange for the year, of $7S,360.32, making a. total surplus of $631.31!.CS. The Cleveland division was double-tracked at an expense of S21S.726.4S; the Linndale yards were improved at a cost of $159,444.27. and payments were made on new freight cars of $222,-'00.71. which brings the surplus I to juu.9i3.22. .Added to the income account ot the previous ear of $1.407,7uS.16. a balance is carried forward of $1.43S.631.3S. The mile age for thce earnings was the same as the previous jear. The number of tons of freight carried one mile shows an Increase of S.6 per cent; the revenue from freight an increase of 2.4 per cent; the average receipts per ton per mile decreasing from 6.10 mills to 5.92 mills. The average trainload decreased from 333 to 332 tons, and the freight-train earnings were $1.97 per mile, as against $2.03 last year. The number of passengers carried ono mile shows an Increase of 12.7. and the reve nue an Increase of 10.2 per cent. The average rate per passenger mile decreased from 1.921 ctnts to 1.S7S cents. The passenger train earnings per mile were $1.1S70. as against SI HS2 the previous year. The pas senger train mileage ineieif-ed 292.713 miles. The increase in freight earnings for the year was $250,034 02; there was an Increase of $611,542.67, due to increased tonnage, and a loss of $331,448.65. due to decreased rate. The passenger earnings show an increase of$307.51.3S; there was an increase of $21, 3n.0S. due to increased business, and a loss of $113,522 49, due to decrease in rate. Seventeen engines, lto freight cars and 33 pissenger cars, costing 500 65U.S9. were charged to repairs of equipment. Tho com pany built 57.09 miles ot sidetrack at a cost of $354.tS3.06 and $17,724 was paid for land for terminals and right-of-way. In addition to these charges, there was paid on new freight cars and charged to the Income account J222X00.71. the same b( ing a part payment on 2.S00 cars, and $21S,726.46 for 21.S2 milesi of double track and $159,444.27 for 11.13 miles of track in the Linndale yard, near Cleveland. -All together 90.24 miles of track were constructed. 113 miles of eighty pound rails were laid, 320,(01 yards of bal last were distributed and 7.136 feet of tres tles were replaced by stone and iron. Tho entire condition of the property was much Improved. Purchase of tho Cincinnati Northern has been completed at a total cost so far of $1, 091.S54.96. The Peoria and Eastern earned an in crease in gross, but hjd a decrease in net, the latter due to expenditures for Improve ments, etc. In the year $1S6.605.27 was charged for new equipment. $105,131.07 for changing structures of wood to permanent work. 3,021 feet of trestle was changed to stone or iron or filled. New equipment was charged to the amount of $271,509.73. On April 1 last, tho Interest on the Income bonds of that company was paid, and a bal ance In Its favor has been carried forward. President Ingalls statps that the outlook was never better; that there are large crops of everything on the line, and that the gross earnings this year will be large. Expenses, however, he thinks, will be Increased by Increased wages and cost of material. FIGHT OX SOCTIIEIIX MERGER. Missouri Mny Be Drawn Into the Flslit With Kentucky. REPUBLIC SI'DCIAL Louisville, Ky., Aug. 2S. The fight of Kentucky against the proposed Louisville and Nashville and Southern Railway mer ger probably will draw in tho States of Ala bama, Arkansas. Florlca. Georgia, Louis iana, Missouri. Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee. Texas. Virginia. West Virginia and Maryland, which are members of the Southern Association of Railroad Commissions, formed two years ago. According to tho plan of organization, it shall be the duty of each commission, when Involved In litigation, to notify the others, who shall render It such assistance as may bear upon the matter. The Kentucky Commission meets in Frankfort next Monday for a conference upon tho subject. The members are C. C. McChord. John C. Wood and J. F. Dempsey. The Southern associations meet at Hot t-'prings In October. Alexander P. Humphrey, attorney for the Southern Rpilway, in an interview stated that all the Southern attorneys knew such a merger was impossible. 'SOME PEOPLE SHOOT MAD DOGS." Captain Stern In Tired of Power Cnic Cochran's Connection. New York. Aug. 2S. Hearing In the suit of Peter Power to prn-ent the turning over of Northern Pacific 'stock to the Northern Securities Company was continued to-day. Captain Stern was called to tho stand. He was asked whether he had read his tes timony and was r ady to sign 't. He re plied that he had not read it, "that he had been too busy. "What have you been busy about?" asked Mr. Guthrie. "I've been making an investigation," re plied Captain Sicrn. "to learn first of all whther Air. Lamb really registered In Min neapolis. I am on the trail and I am going to ferret this thing out. Captain Stern then turned to Mr. Lamb and said: "I'm tired of all this; there's a limit to some things. When you turn loose like a mad dog and bite people there's a way of dealing with mad dogs; some people shoot them." Mr. Guthrie called Parker C. Chanler, a Boston attorney, who. Lamb said, was one of those desirous of g'ttlng Peter Power out of the country. Mr. Chanler testified that he had be n retained by Mr. Weidcn feld about July 26 as associate counsel with W. Bourke Cochran and Mr. Cleveland. He saw Powell in Lamb's office, but he did not know that Power had been subpoenaed. He gave Lamb $750 on or about July 2S for Wodenfeld. This money, ho said, he understood was paid In a land transaction, over some W or cester property, not for the purpose of get ting Power out of the way, as Lamb al leged. The letter calling for the- $750 was written. Mr. Chanler said, in W. Bourke Cochran's office. Mr. Chanler then present ed a sworn statement made by himself, to the effect that so far as he knew or had reason to believe, the $750 paid to Lamb was in connection with the Worcester land case, and that he did not know the money was to be used to get Power out of the counvry. at this point a recessi was announced. STATEMENT FOR BURT. Attorney of tnlon Pacific Snyn Presi dent's Arrest Was Unwarranted. Omaha, Neb., Aug. SS.Jobn N. Baldwin, general attorney for the Union Pacific Rail road, to-day gave to the Associated Press a statement relative to the action taken against President Burt by the ten Indiana polis men, who allege they were deprived of their liberty. It is as follows: "The arrest of Mr. Burt, as the evidence will show, was absolutely absurd, without foundation and made simply for the pur pose ot keeping the public agitated with reference to the strike: The men were never deprived of their liberty at any time and President Burt had nothing whatever to do with the transaction. "The facts are that the men arrived Sun day morning. August 21, eighteen In num ber, over tho Illinois Central, for work to the Union Pacific shops In Omaha. They had been employed by a labor agency in Indianapolis, which had no connection with the railroad company. They were given their breakfast and then said they wanted to go to Denver, but four of them deciding to remain in this city. "One man left the grounds Immediately, but thirteen remained until Monday. They were without monev and the company fur nished them lcl and lodging until Mon day. "Monday morning they went to the com pany's headquarters and asked for trans portation to Denver, which was refused. They then Jolred lhr strikers. "They were told Sunday morning by the foreman of the guards that they were at liberty to leave. "After the refusal of the company to pass the men to Denver, the men were told by the railroad that they would all be given transportation from Omaha to Chicago. l-it;ht of them agreed to accpt this trans portation, and Tt was issued to them. They went to the Union Station, but claimed to nave missed tho train, and none of them left the city." MOHGAVS ICOAD IX DAXCHR. AnLs for Protection for Soclliern Itnll IV ny Against Speculators. New York, Aug. 2S. A circular to tho stockholders of the Southern Railway Com pany was issued to-day by J. Plerpont Mor gan. Charles Lander and George F. Baker, the voting trustees, recommending a contin uation of the voting trust for live years, or until October 13, 1137. The company post poned a dividend declaration recently in or der that the shareholders might have an opportunity to record their wishes as to an extension of the voting trust. Tho circular contributes the following: "Tho events of tho last eighteen months, in connection with railroad properties, have revealed tho danger to which corporate properties are exposed of the control of their stock being bought up in the market by purchasers not identified with the prop erty or permanently Interested in its devel opment and improvement. "Therefore, we do not hesitate to state that, in our opinion, it is decidedly for the interests of the stockholders of the South ern Railroad to protect their property by an extension of the voting trust until ne gotiations now pending for the further de velopment and strcnghtening of its lines shall be settled beyond any risk of being overturned, and until the completion of other negotiations now pending in relation to transportation Interests in the Southern States, which have an important neanng upon the interests of the Southern Rail way Company." XO PL'HCIIAhE OF CLOVER LEAF. Cliitrles 31. IIiijh Jaj Gninil Trunlc Trnlllc Relations Are Pleasant. Montreal. Aug. 2S. When asked concern ing the reported purchase of the Clover Laf Line, Charles M. Hays, second vice presi dent and general manager of the Grand Trunk, said: "There is nothing whatever in the story. We have no present desire to extend our lines in the United States. Our traffic re lations with the road in question are quite pleasant." GOCLD'S COMIXG BELAYED. May Inspect the "Wabash Hetvrcen Chicago null M. Louis. George Gculd may not now reach SL Louis before Saturday on account of a de sire upon his part to change his List trip over the Wabash into an inspection tour of the Wabash between Clncogo and St. Louis. President Ramsey of the Wabash de parted yesterday for Detroit to meet Mr. Gould, and will accompany the head of the Gould properties to St. Louis on a spsciat train. Mnilc Assistant to Hnnrnhnn. Salt Lake, Utah. Aug. 23. Donald Rose, commercial agent for the Illinois Central at Salt Iake, has. it is announced, been ap pointed assistant to Vice President J. T Hanrahan of that system. Mr. Rose will assume his new duties on September 1. J. A. Folev from the tratlic department of the Illinois Central in Chicago will succeed Mr. Rose in Salt Lake. )A Ynnderlillt Appointment. Cleveland, O.. Aug. 2S. Announcement Is made by the Lake Shore Railroad or the ap pointment of E. R. Ingersoll as North Pa cific Coast freight agent of that company. He will develop a new territory for the Lake Shore, which has never been acquired be fore by a representative of that company. XOTES AM) APPOIXTMEXTS. Frisco Earning 111k Fonr Clinngcs M. & O. Engines. C. S. Clarke, general manager; E. L. Russell, counsel, and John M. Beall. as sistant general passenger agent, of the Mo bile and Ohio, arrived in St. Louis yester day from Mobile. Superintendent of Motive Power G. S. McKee of the Mobile and Ohio has returned from Philadelphia, where he inspected sixteen new engines under con struction for the road at the Baldwin w orks. The first move in what is believed to be a great request for an advance in wages by employes of the Chicago and Alton was made yesterday, when the passenger brake men of the company demanded an increase from $55 to $0o a month. It is understood that the freight men will follow with a demand for an increase. Frisco earnings for the third week of August were $478,070.75. an increase of $S5, 303.19; for the fiscal year, S3.161.S7i.49, an in crease of $399.OSS.07. Th St. Louis association of general passenger agents will meet this afternoon to agree upon rates to St. Louis for World's Fair allotment week. H. M. Bronson. nssistant general pas senger agent of the Big Four. Indianapolis, was in conference with C. L. Hllleary at St. Louis yesterday. The Alton yesterday received a Missouri pippin weighing one and one-half pound and measuring fourteen and three-quarter inches in circumference. It was raised near May view, Mo., in Lafayette County, on the farm of H. L. Corbin. J. II. Richards, general attorney of the Kansas lines of the Missouri Pacific. Fort Scott, was at headquarters in St. Louis yesterday. The Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern has made a rate of J6 for tho round trip to Cincinnati from St. Louis to-morrow. The Katy's passenger and dining station at South McAIlester was destroyed by fire a few days ago. Plans are being drawn fcr a handsome building to accommodate both departments, to be built on the site of the burned building. A. T. Simpson, traveling freight agent of the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern, Dal las, was in conference with officials at St. Louis jesterday. C. A. Paquette, superintendent of the Peoria and Eastern, has been appointed superintendent of the Chicago division ot the Big Four, succeeding H. F. Houghton, who will become assistant general superin tendent of the system September L BABY BERNIcTlNVAUDEVILLE. Will Appear To-Night in Buehler Benefit at Koerner's. Baby Bcrnice will make her first bow In vaudeville in St. Louis to-night at the tes timonial benefit for Richard Buehler, by BABY BERNICB. Appearing with the McCabe family at Koer ner's Garden, members of the Buehler-Kcmble-Rislng stock company, at Koerner's Garden. The tot is to appear with the McCabe family in .a sketch entitled 'Bill's Kid.' Baby Bernice was seen In St. Louis In the "Volunteer Organist" last rrter. and created a pleasant Impression. Besides the McCabo sketch several other vaudeville acts will be presented. East Lynne will be the dramatic offering. I Q . . . . . '.' '1 .' . lsSwBSSV2BBSaF It" &i 0 sr O EAST SIDE NEW5J LEAPED TO ESCAPE DEATH BY FLAMES. John Whitesides Injured in Jump ing From Window in Early Morning Fire. Fire was discovered in the basement of the f.vo-story brick building at Fifth street and St. Lcuis avenue. East St. Louis, about 3 o'clock yesterday morning, tind several persons sleeping on the second floor barely escaped .suffocation. One man has three broken ribs, the result of Jumping from a second-story window. The Fire Department soon got the blaze under control and the damage to the bullllng will be less than $1,000. The first floor and basement of the build ing is occupied by Springer Bros." grocery and the second floor is a roomlng-hou.-e conducted by Mrs. Maud Coy. The fire started in some rubbLh in the basement and had gained considerable headway be fore discovered by a belated pedestrian, who gave the alarm. Volumes of black, suffocating smoke poured from the base ment, and several sleepers on the second floor were nearly suffocated before they succeeded in reaching the open air. John Whitesides of Colllnsville jumped from a window to the sidewalk. He landed on a pile of chicken coops In front of the grocery store and threo of his ribs were fractured. The Fire Department was not long in ar riving and kept the blaze confined to the first floor. Most of the stock in the grocery store was ruined, and Springer Bros, esti mate their loss at $1,500. JERRY KAMI'S RESIGXATIOX. Friends of the Deputy Sheriff Xon pluMed nt His Action. East St. Louis Democrats were surprised yesterday to learn that Jerry J. Kane has resigned his office of Deputy Sheriff, the resignation to take effect immediately. Speculation was rife as to the cause ot Kane's sudden action. It is believed by many that Mr. Kane intends to enter the raco for the Democratic nomination for Sheriff. There are several candidates out for the nomination, the East St. Louis con testants being John Suess. Deputy Sheriff, and T. J. Canavan. These seem to have the race between them, with the chances slight ly in favor of Canavan. who Is very popular In East St. Louis. Kane has a large follow ing, both in East St. Louis and the county, and would, no doubt, make a strong candi date, but it is claimed by some that his entry into the race would upset the plans of the party leaders. Kane refused to give a reason for hla resignation, and when asked if he Intended to enter the race for Sheriff, said "he could tell better later on." He denied that there was friction between himself and Sheriff KIckham. Enfft St. Louln Items. Mrs. Utile M. Mullane has filed suit In the Circuit Court for diorce from Michael J. Mul lanp. whom she charpes with cruelty. Thpy were married at Fairbanks. Mo., in 1S3S, and lived to cether until Januirs-. lfi- St. Clair County necroes are preparing to cel ebrate Emancipation Day at Rush City on Sep tember 22. Mrs. G. W. Wallace and dauchter". Mlises JejslX Bessie and Grace Hewitt of No. G41 North Tenth street, h-ve returned from a month's vlit to New York. Philadelphia. Atlantic City, Wash ington and other Kastern cities. The members of the Zion A. M E. Church will Klve a barbecue at Hush City. Saturday. The Presbyterian Sunday schools of East St. Louis eae their annual clcnlc at Plasa muffs yesterday. The excursionists went by rail, leav Ine nelar Station at 8 a. m. and returning late In the evening. Carter's Band cave a fre concert at Lans downe Park, from 7:39 until 10:30 last evening. The Eevptlan Club cf East St. Louis. In con Junction with the Commercial Club of Belleville, will Klve a steamboat excursion and picnic on Wednesday. September 3. Miss Katherine Forman of Brighton place Is lsltlne friends In St. Louis. Maior M. Orum of No. 1001 St. Tyiuls avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Boismenue nf North Ninth street, have' returned from San Francisco, where they attended the Knights of Pythias con tention. Miss Relne Jones of No. WZ Pennsylvania aenue. will entertain a number of friends at an automobile party to-night. The funeral of Grover A. Johnson, seed TS years, who died at his home In Tudorvlll on Wednesday, took place yesterday aftern,',on. Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Kamlner of No. 303 Broadway have returned frcm a three weeks' stay In Colorado and Utah. Miss Julia Lanhauser of No. 229 North Sev enth street was surprised by a number of her friends Int nlcht. IMnelne furnished the chief entertainment of the evening. Miss Cora Richards, daughter of Mrs. M. Buxtcn of No. 1S13 St. Louis avenue, was last night married to Edward Small by the Reverend D L Temple More than 1") BUsts witnessed the ceremony, after which a wedding supper was served. Mrs. Lon Harper of Veronica avenue Is the ruest of her parents in Webster Gro-es. Mo. Miss Octavia TVhlte of St. Iu!n is visiting MIsb Alice CralB Davles of No. 515 Howe avenue. The Reverend J B. Rouse of East St. Louis will occupy the pulpit at tho First il. E. Church in Belleville on Sunday. Pletus Mulconery. who died WeJnesday. will be burled to-dav at Mount Cannet Cemetery. The funeral will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. w. Mulconery. No. IIS South Tourth street to St. Mary's Church, at 2 o'clock. TRNC1TIES. PRISOXER ESCAPED FROM COURT. Patrick O'Brien Tried to Gnln Liberty nt Granite City. Patrick O'Brien, a prisoner, while being examined In Justice Kinder"s court at Gran ite Citv yesterday afternoon, made a bold attempt to cain his liberty. He rushed from t?ie room and succeeded in running several blocks before he was 3topped by Marshal Kesslnger. In front of LaufTs Hotel. Con stable Henry Fossieck. who was pursuing, fired five shots at tho fleeing man. O'Brien was arrested on complaint of Gertrude Morgan, and was taken hern- Justice Kinder for a warrant. While the Justice was busy making out the warrant ' he made a spring for the door. None of ' Constable Fossicck's shots took effect. After ne was rearrested. j isrien was brought back to court, but was released on bonds. He will be tried this morning. Scwerajre System for Venice. At the next meeting of the Venice City Council an effort will be made to lntro- EMBLEM FOB DOLAN FROM HIS EMPLOYES. ilaster Mechanic of Wiggins Ferry Company Honored by Engi neers and Firemen. The locomotive engineers and firemen of the Wiggins Ferry Company last night gave a reception In honor of S. M. Dolan, the master mechanic of the company, at tho company's offices In East St. Louis. The occasion was Mr. Dolan's thirty-fifth birth day. In commemoration of the event he was presented with a diamond charm. It bore the emblem of the company and the In scription "B. of L. E. and B. of L. F. to S. M. D." The members of the Committee on Ar rangements from the engineers were: E. ' Keifleln. R. 11. Stevenson. W. V. Boyne. T. i T T.. tr tt.i.1- r -r .. I .i . -lu.jk:, xi. vcuu, . .uuncan anu ri. Xeal; from the firemen: B. Elliott. W. Reames, J. Barlley, J. Houseman, H. New deck, J. Madlgan and P. Sweeney. Among the guests were the following of ficers of the Wiggins Ferry Company: A. C. Church, first vice president: C. L. Les lie, assistant manager and auditor: Charles Gilbert, treasurer: R. H. Johnson, superin tendent, and F. H. Leslie, purchasing agent. Mr. Dolan was born in Ohio and began railroading at the age of 15, with the B. & O., and was with various roads until he came to St. Louis In ISM. At that time ho accepted the position of foreman In the shops. Two years later ho was made mas ter mechanic and was at that time the nnnAt man in thft rnimtrv ftccunvlnir a similar position. j George L. Sands, second vice president and general manager, has been confined to his home in Clayton for the past ten days, and was not strong enough to be present. duce and pass a bill providing for a eon plete sewerage system for the city. The proposed system will cost about ISO.' 000. and, if adopted, the money will W raised by a special issue of bonds. It M said that strong opposition has already sprung up against the measure. Both Mad ison and Granite City nave modern sewers TrI-City JTote. E II Bunte and Postmaster F. 5f. Cauger of Granite City attended the. Republican Convention at Alton Thursday. -Marshal George Bennett of Venice has start. ed a cruade acalnst fast drivlrg In the town lim its. Fhe St. Louis teamsters haie been arrested and made to pay flnes. Mrs. Rcbert Cowan of Granite City, who has teen visiting in St. Louis, returned to her horns esterday. Owing to an accident at the electric power house. Venice was without street lights for tbre nights. The service was resumed last night. Mrs. Jennie B. Perry and Mrs. Felecia Pnj nvworth ot Granite City bae aled application fo dHorce at Edwardsville. ALTON. Itepnlilicnn Convention Is Called. The Madison Countv Repriblican Execu tive Committee field a meeting at Alton vesterday and called the county nominating conwnticn for Tuesday. September 16. as Collin'-ville. The primaries wilr be held oa Saturday. September 13. Alton Xotes. anil Peruaainls. The funeral of Mrs. c. A. Caldwell, wife oj Ca-hier Caldwell of the Alton National Bank, will take place this aftemeon at 2 o'clock frorrj the Caldwell home in Henry street. The burial will be In the City CeT.etery. Joseph Kennedy is In charge of the local pa'senger train on the Illinois Terminal Railroad between Alton and Edwardsville in the absence &f Conductor Samuel Ash. who is taking a va William Holden of Alton has returned from Spnngfleld. III. , . . , ., -Charles D. Haagen of Alton departed for Chi cago last evening. n , , . - Doctor and Mrs. Hugh K. Schussler of West, Alton. Mo . are home from a short honeymoon spent' in Chicago. George F. Smitbtev and Mrs. Smlthley de parted for Laramie. y.. last evening. The primary class of the Sunday school In, the First Baptist Church at Upper Alton helj a picnic yesterday at the home of Professor ana Mrs. J. D. Pace. The wedding of Eimer Groshen and Mls BJna Harrison, both well-known youne peopl of Upper Alton, is announced to toxe place on Wednesday of next week. ..,,.. Kleur da Lis Lodge. No. 68. of the Xnighta o Pythias, at Alton, will give an excursion thl evening on the steamer Spread Eagle to Grafton and tne mouth of the Illinois Klver. William Necrman of the Arm of Neerman a n Alton, was married at Mount Clemens. Mtch.. jesterday to Miss Mlnnlo Schulenbtrg. also of Alton. -Pollce Magistrate B. C. Few of Alton has been appointed a delegate from the Alton JI. Jw Dtetrlct to the World's .Missionary Conference at Cleveland. O.. October 31 to 21. Henry Flach of Alton has been appointed messenger fir the United States Express Com pany between Alton and Springfield, on the cni cago and Alton Railroad. Mr. Flach succeeds Herbert M. Glandon. who has been promoted. Postmaster Marion Powell of Troy. III., wa a ilsitor In Upper Alton yesterday. Real Estate Transfers). Real estate transfers recorded by County Recorder Charles Haefele yesterday wero as follows: IL J. De Haan and wife to L. T. Merrill, lot 1. block 1. De Haan's subdivision. Wlnstaaley Park: warranty deed: tr.i. Prank Mezer and wife to Ferd Strieker, part lot 6. block 6. National place. East St. Louis; warranty deed: $360. ,..,,... .- Anthony Pfelder to Theresia Kisselbach, Iota 324 to 13tf, block 3, Tesson subdivision. Cahokls Commonlields; warranty deed; JE5. Thomas Mezfleld et al . by master, to LouI Loewenstela. lot?, block 23. Bicker's addition. East Carondeletfroaster's deed; J230. Olive Shertzer. by attorney, to Victor Ems, lots 37 to 33, Crystal place, Belleville: warranty d(ed:JS0. . . . Maria L. McGuIre et aL. by master, to Cornel ius Classen, part lots 13, It. 15 and IT. southeast quarter section IS, T. 1. S. 7: master's deed; 'j i. Gedney and wife to F. B. Harding, part lots 7 and 8. block 4, Lincoln place annex. Hast St. Louis; warranty deed: Jl.tOO. Mary Soucy to Edw. Dedier. lot 137, village o" Cahokla: master's deed: J433. H. J. De Haan and wife to O. B. Gordon, lots 11 and 12. block 3. De Haan's subdivision. Wln stanley Park; warranty deed; $75. Geo. II. Bender to V. Z. McCormlck. lot 19. block 174. East St. Louis; warranty deed- J1S.0O3. Ella Root Edwards and husband to O. C. Pfen nlghausen. part lot 3. block 4. Sublttt's addition. Lebanon; warranty deed; 33. Belleville Xew.s Xotes. Professor R. E. Haines gave a farewell party to his Sunday-school class at his home, la South High street. last night. IIu has been appointed, principal of the Weslrleld High School for th coming year and will remove to that city next week. William Banc-rt and MIs Louisa Welgandt were married yesterday afternoon at the home off the bride's parents. In the Freeburg- road. The Western Brewery baseball team will play the St. Charles. Mo.. Browns at the local park on Sunday. The Freeburg team will be played on Labor Day Anton Faber was sent to the rock pile yester day to work out fine? aggregating WHU lie was charged with disorderly conduct on two counts and pleaded guilty to both. Jam W. Lwellyn has filed suit in tlw Cir cuit Court for Jlt.) damages against Harper Bros., the East SU Louis firm of engineers. Lwellyn failed to state why ho thojght he was entitled to so much money from Harper Bros. Charles McCune has brought suit against the Kolb Coal Company for COO, claimed to be dua him for labor and material. tCT'm- Vft.rj". Wh,'e has filed sujt against th ITanklln Life Insurance Company of Illinois. Sh alleges that the company owes her $1,5. which, she claims Is due on a policy of which she Is the beneficiary. The Belleville friends of Mrs. Emma Dawon. widow of the late Sheriff Dawson of St. Clair County, were yesterday apprised of her marrtago In Chicago to George Lawrence Smith of Hot Springs. Ark. Smith owns the "New Avenue" Hotel In Hot Springs and Is reputed to be a man of considerable wealth. The BelleUlle Turnverein Gymnastic Schoc! will own for the season on September 2. Mrs. Katherine Karch. one of the pIoner settlers of St. Clair County, died at the noma of her son. Charles Karch. near Fayettevllle. jesterday. aged 79 years. She was born In Ger many and came to America with her parents when 12 j ears olL Her husbard. Ernest Karch d,ed about forty years ajp. Two sons ana twelve grand children surUve her. One ot her grandsons Is Charles Karch of Belleville, private, secretary to Congressman Fred Kern. The fu neral will take place Saturday afternoon. The WannattA Social Circle was organized yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. John Pollard of the West End. The organization Is nuAiuaijr ia lecurasen ijuuncii. legree or Poca hontas, which is composed of the wives and daughters of Niagara Tribe. No. 136. I. o. R. M. Mrs. Jennie Johnson jesterday filed suit In the Circuit Court for dhorce from John John sfn, to whom she was married en October 7 ISM), ghe charges him with cruelty to herself and rue children and failure to provide She asks fcr the custody of all the children and enough alimony to properly educate and support them. Mrs. Susanna Reis entertained friends It her home j-esterday. the occasion beinc her sey. enty-flrst birthday. The Pleasant Hill Rod and Gun Club will Kite a basket picnic and fish fry for members only at Kuan's Grove next Sunday. " . Th' following marriage licenses were tsui TZw5iy "r-K Thomas yesterday: Henry ir? iS5de?. HJ JJascoutah. and Mrs. Caroline Hester. J. of Mlley: William Armstrong. , and Gussie Butler, 19, both of St. Louis. S. M. DOLAN, Master mechanic of the Wiggins Ferry Company, who celebrated his thirty-fifth birthday yesterday. 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