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Edward Devoy Says the Suffering
Among Farmers Cannot Be
Believed Until Seen.
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
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
"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
"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.
"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"
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
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.
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.
Real estate
Personal property
Railroad, bridge, etc
State ...
City ....
Tills Ycnr's
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 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
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.
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
,.$28,019,355.57 526,211,354 .2J
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.
Indian Territory Husband Anxious
to Recover His Mate.
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.
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
sss,4OsOOss000 f
. C0.314.S90
. 2S.019.3S5
$316,01 1,150
190- Increase.
J418.041.475 $334,722,704
1902 Increase.
$ 5S.112.19
lor Tuo lcnn.
$ 9SC.9S9.24
Real and Per
sonal Property.
$ 973,052.97
... 112,077.54
... 2Sl.2o2.00
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.
Auditor's Statement on Tax Valu
ation of Corporate Properties.
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
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
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.
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
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
Gross Earnings of the liig Four
Have Increased More Than
Four Millions.
President Dint of the Union raciGu
Issues a Statement in Ke-
gard to His Arrest
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
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.
Missouri Mny Be Drawn Into the Flslit
With Kentucky.
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.
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
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.
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."
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."
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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-
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Master mechanic of the Wiggins Ferry
Company, who celebrated his thirty-fifth
birthday yesterday.
He sent a note of regret In a felicitous,
spirit, and his fellow-officials and his em
ployes counted him "presenL"
"I commend this act ot expression of
personal, feelings. Wo hear too seldom
of such courtesies between employes of
largo corporations."
Mrs. Fox Seek Divorce.
rr,tittfl -cvnr stnte In her suit for di
vorce filed In tho Circuit Court yesterday
that ner nusDanu, .uawrence. uiaua a. in
tended attempt to commit suicide to fright
en her. She also charged that he broke the
furniture, abused and threatened b.r.
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