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Indication of the Size of War De
partment's Display at the
World's Fair.
Dip appearing Guns Will He Oper
ated by Electricity ISicycle
and Automobile and Hod
Cross Displays.
Washington. Aug. 21:. Although the vari
ous departments liae not all stated how
much space thej" will want for exhibits at
the World's Fair. It Is apparent from the
answers reccled by Chalrm in Hill? that
the exhibits will bo verj eten.-ive and
The War Department his given notice
that It will require twice as much space as
It had at Chicago. The exhibits will tjplfv
every branch and division of the Interesting
work of that department, including the
duties of the Engineer Corps and relief
models of same of the most important proj
ects In charge of that division.
Among these will be a model of the new
library of Congress, built under the su
pervision of the War Department and gen
erally admitted to be the most beautiful
public edifice ever constructed; also a
model of the Washington monument.
At Chicago and other large expositions the
large disappearing Runs were operated bj
hand. At St. Louis this will be done bj
the latest electrical machinery. Among the
Interesting features of this drpartmont will
be. exhibited all the tjpes of artillery ued
by the United States since the Revolution
ary War. as well as the exhibits of the
fcmall arms arid uniforms
The manner In which the blcvcle and the
nutomoMlo are used In warfare will be ex
emplified, and the work of the Red Cross
and Hospital Relief Corps will be especlally
enlarged upon.
The War Department purposes to make
Its part of the Fair one that will Instruct
American citizens and at the same time Im
press forelen visitors with the military
equipment of this countrj. Secretary Root
Is personally very much Interested In the
St. Louis Exposition, and has ordered that
no effort bo spared to contribute to Its suc
cess and interest.
From the preparations bring made by this
department and the amount of space It has
required. It will bo seen how much inter
est the Government has In the enterprise
nnd an Idea can be had of what a show
ing the various departments will maka
when all their exhibits hue been Installed.
LoriMAvv ii vs i'ih.st cuoicn.
Stnte With Historic !nnir Will Select
a ConNiilcuiMiH Mic.
Judge Anthony Sambola, Register of the
Conveyance Oillco at Now Orleans and a
romlncnt attorney of that city, left EL
Louis last night after spending several days
here as tho guest of L. A. Seitz at No. 730
South Fourth street. He Imparted much
Information concerning; the display to be
mado by Ixmlslana at the World's r.iir.
A conspicuous location on the site will bo
given to that State because of her close
Historical relationship to the passing of tho
Territory of Louisiana from Franco to the
United States, and because the final act of
tho transfer took place In New- Orleans In
the Cablldo, a building still standing In
that city, and tho one which will be rep
resented at the Exposition as tho State
Among the many quaint exhibits which
will be displayed Is a collection of Spanish
law books Z years old. The exhibit has
been loaned by Judge Sambola to Professor
Stubb, who is In charge of the Louisiana
Experiment Station, Professor Stubb will
plac the books among the other exhibits
he Is preparing for tho State display
Judge Sambola was Impressed with the
preparations being made for the World's
Fair. He said that Louisiana would make
n great display of Its agricultural products,
sugar, rice and cotlon. Tho bill appro
priating $100,000 for the State's participa
tion In tho Exposition has Just boon promul
gated. Judge Sambola's last visit to St. Louis
was in low. wnen tie made a speech before
a convention of Druids at Uhrlg's Cave.
He was impressed by tho changes and
growth or the city In tho last thirty-three
Will Attend Texas Exposition on.
World's Fair Hay.
Dallas, Tex., Aug. 2S. Tho commltteo of
the Dallas press which Is arranging for
tho celebration of Texas World's Fair Com
mission and Texas Press Day at tho Texas
Stato Fair in Dallas. September 27. re
ceived a letter from Joseph Flory, Secre
tary and a member of the National Com
mission for tho Exposition, to-day, sajing:
"I beg to acknowledge receipt or your
favor of 21st lnst., extending: to me a cor
dial welcomo to visit' Dallas on September
27, to Participate In tho celebration of
Texas World's Fair Commission and Texas
Press Day at tho Texas Stnte Fair.
"I wish to thank you for your kind In
vitation, and this is to advise of Its ac
ceptance, and unless something unforeseen
prevents, it will be my pleasure to be with
you on the date mentioned, and assist in
the good work that has been Inaugurated
by the Texas people. 1 havo forwarded jour
Invitation to each of the Commissioners,
and trust it can be arranged for tho entire
commission to be present. I fully appreciate
the great work the Texas people have en
tered into in lino with our coming World's
Fair, and knowing the energy, push and
hustle of tho people at the back of it am
convinced that your efforts will bo crowned
with success."
The rate which the railroads have made
for this occasion Is tho lowest ever made
for an opening day of the fair, and tho
committee believes that tho attendance will
be very large.
Francis and Skill in Conference nt the
The Ilcpubllc Rureau.
New Tork, Aug. 2S. President D. R.
Irancls of the Loulslnana Purchase Expo
sition and Director of Exhibits Skiff, who
came to New York at the request of Presi
dent Francis to talk on World's Fair mat
ters, arriving here yesterday, held a pro
longed conference at the Waldorf-Astoria
Hotel to-night on the matter of establishing
an Eastern headquarters in this city.
Several sites were suggested, but If one
has been agreed upon It could not be
"We have been discussing the advisability
of establishing our quarters In the uptown
section," said President Francis, "hut there
are drawbacks to this, and it has been de
cided to defer action until we conclude
whether it would be wise to open up in tho
business or lower part of the city, or in
tho upper or residential section.
"Much can bo said for and against both,
and we will not determine on the location
until wo ore satisfied that we are doing the
rl;ht thing. I have been treating1 with sev
eral men regarding taking charge of the
Eastern headquarters, but so far havo not
arrived at any decision."
"President Francis Is. no doubt, favorably
Inclined to Fettling- in the tipper part of
the city, where several new "sky-scrapers"
are nearly completed and will be ready for
occupancy by the time all is in readiness
for taking possession, but he would not
make his preference known, probably for
the reason that it might cause an advance
In the rental. President Francis leaves to
morrow night for his summer residence at
Jamestown. R. L
State Expects to Mnke n Dlnplny to
Cost About 1300,000.
Louis J. Wortham, general manager of
the Texas World's Fair Commission, visited
tho Administration building yesterday. He
eays that a majority of the sixty-eight
members of the commission might be ex
pected to attend tho official allotment of
space for State buildings, September SO and
October 1 and 2.
Air. Wortham says that the Texans expect
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The restaurant opened in the Bank of
Commerce building, where clerks of the
bank nnd of the Waters-Pierce Oil Company
and the Mexican Central Railroad may dlno
as guests of their employers. Is proving a
boon to the employes The only return
asked bv the company Is that the emploves
shall return at once to their desks after
Furnishings In the rooms ued by tho
bank clerks are not yet complete, but he
"Waters-Pierce and railroad rooms are fully
to ralso J300,OX bv private subscription and
of this amount he reports that $lu,000 Is
already In sight About $30,000 will be ralsd
by the public school children through what
they call contributions to the nickel fund.
World's Fair Day at tho Texas State Fair
at Dallas has been set for September 27.
and a portion of tile receipt" for that day
will go to the Texas World's Fair fund.
From Dallas the Texas commission will
come direct to St. Louis. He says that the
World's Fair advertising car has been do
ing splendid work, and the results are al
ready coming In.
A great display by the Texas Beekeepers'
Association, and a piano manufactured from
Texas woods, by the II. C Sherrod Piano
Company, will be among the exhibits.
Excnintlun for Art Court Will Leave
Them Suspended Tea Feet.
Trees on the ground where the excava
tions for the Sculpture Garden of the Art
Palace are in progress will have to ho
dropped by staging ten feet below their
present rootage. The layout of the building
provides for a cut of that depth on the west
ern side of the court In which the Sculpture
Garden will be treated by the landscape dc-partment-
The landscape architects have resorted to
an unprecedented plan to save the trees
that must be undermined In the course of
As tho grading for the court approaches
the trees, the gardeners will dig around the
trees, loosening them from the surrounding
soil and leave them high above the sinking1
excavation on a series of staging which will
be carried down with tho cut until the grade
lino of tho court is reached ten feet below.
Then the trees will be lowered Into new
holes by the staging.
Florence Horward Will He Godmother
Miss Florence Hayward has consented to
act as godmother at tho christening of the
O'Lcary baby, the first child born on the
World's Fair site. Hiss Hayward called nt
the Administration building yesterday to
make arrangements for the event, which
will take place Saturday, September S. She
paid a visit to the prospecthe godchild. Di
rector or Works Taj lor, who will act aa
godfather, has instructed John C. Lebens ot
the publicity department to purchase a sli
ver cup, which lie will present to the baby.
Advertising- Colorado by Train.
Hugh Coyle of Chicago reports the Flan
of the Colorado Exposition Train Company,
which proposes to advertise tho resources
nf that Rttu TiV tmirlnw t.n TTnll.,1 cnnn
with a specially constructed suite of five
Pullman cars. The train would be brought
to the Exposition after its opening-.
Tuj lor "Will Inspect Government Site.
Whilo J. Knox Taylor Supervising Archi
tect of the Treasury Department Is In St.
Louis to inspect the proposed sites for the
new- United States Post Office, he will visit
tho slto of the Government building- at the
World's Fair and observe the progress of
tho grading work there. Mr. Taylor is ex
pected to arrive September Z.
Invitation io Kins: Edvrnril SnKKenteil
Isaac II. Sturgeon, former Comptroll-r of
the city, has written to President Francis,
niUishig- him to invite King Edward and
Queen Alexandra to the World's Fair, on
the strength of the hospitality which was
showered upon the monarch elurlng his visit
to this countrj- while he was the Prince or
James Phillips Tells Police He
Bobbed Several Houses.
Mrs. Lena Fraupel of No. 1717 North Elev
enth street swore out a warrant j-csterdaj-,
charging James Phillips, a negro, with
burglso and larceny.
Phillips, who has been In the Penitentiary
for burglary, according; to the police rec
ords, was arrested at Twelfth street and
Cass avenue at 2:30 o'clock yesterdav morn
ing by Patrolmen McCarthy and McGrath.
The policemen say he was attempting to
open the shutters on a house in the vi
cinity. To Captain O'Mallev. Phillips admitted
havinsr broken into Mrs. Fraupel's house,
and said he had entered several other
houses In the neighborhood, but could "lot
five the names or addresses. From the
"raupel home ho stole a pair of trousers
and a pair of shoes.
Paducah Man May Die of His In
Paducah, Kj, Aug. IS Jesse H. Adams,
a. wealthj- farmer, was attacked by a
9-months-old calf on his farm to-day and
so badlj- Injured that he will die.
He is completely paralyzed from an in
Jury to the spine. He Is 75 j ears old.
""" Letter Carrier' llnnil Drill.
The Letter Carriers' Band held its final
drill at the Post Office last night before de
parting for Denver to attend the Conven
tion of letter carriers, which begins Sep
tember 5. There are thlrtj--flve men In the
band, and twenty-three delegates are ex
pected to accompany It.
equipped Tre floors of thee apartments
are covered wirh rich green Wilton carpets
Tho chairs and sideboards are of walnut
and the table linen is of the finest texture
Wednesday at noon the rooms were for
mally opened, and more than 30) of the em
ploe of the three corporations were ac
commodated The meals served are equal
to any provided at a first-class restaurant,
consisting of soup, fish, ronst, entrees and a
dessert, coffee, tea or milk. No liquors or
cigars are served.
Ilallrr linn a. Hobby.
In the labt two j-ears George Bullcr, bet
ter known as Lawrence Slpf. has been a
defendant In the Court or Criminal Correc
tion several times. In earh instance he was
charged with stealing a signal lantern.
When Duller faced Judge Clark Jcsterday
the Judge's first question was: "Have jou
been stealing light again?"
"Yes, j-our Honor, it's the same old thins.
I could not resist the temptation," Bullcr
"Six months," said the Court.
Eddie Bernard, clerk of tho court, says he
believes Buller cannot help stealing a light
ed red lantern when he sees one.
"It beems that he onlj- takes one when he
could steal a dozen as casllj" said Bernard.
"He walks along the street and comes to an
obstruction, or a new building that is being
wrecked. Tho contractors alwaj-s put out
red lamps as signals of danger. Bullcr. or
ZIpf, as we know him. picks up a lamp and
walks along the street, making no efto-t to
extinguish the flame and thus render his
trail hard to follow.
"Bullet's going to the Workhouse now for
six months. I'll wager a new hat witli Enj'
one who wants to bet that he Is arresied
for the same offense twenty-four hours aft
er he is released "
Asktd to explain his penchant for reel lan
terns. Duller replied that he had no expla
nation other than he thought them pretty.
"I never tried to sell one in my life." hi
said, "and I guess I have taken dozens that
the police knew nothing about. I never pass
a new building or an obstruction In the
street when there If no one around that I do
not take a lantern. It miM have a red
globe and be lighted or I won't touch It "
"Do jou think jou'll ever take another?"
he was asked.
"Certalnlj-. That's a 'cinch ' I can't help
It. Six months In the Workhouse never will
cure me of mj- love for a red lantern."
Prospect That They May Demand
Increase of Wages.
There Is a prospect cf another tie-up of
wholesale business interests bj- tho union
teamsters, who are dissatisfied with the
wages "now paid them, i They threaten to
strike after September 1 If the emploj-crs
do not paj- a scale of $00 per month.
Although no formal demand has been
made on the emplojers for the increased
wage frcale, the union teamsters have, as
the result of several meetings, decided to
present an ultimatum to the "bosses" after
September 1. declaring that the minimum
wages of teamsters shall be $00 per month.
There are two organizations or union
teamsters, the International and tho Na
tional. The National is said to be an off
shoot of the International bodj, composed
of members of the latter organization, who
were dissatisfied with the conduct of the
strike last j'ear, and formed a separate or
ganization. The present dissatisfaction Is said to exist
onlj- in the National body, and to be fo
mented bj- delegates sent on here from
Chicago and Detroit, the headquarters of
the organization.
When the teamsters went out on strike
last j-ear thej- asked $60, and were willing
to ompromisc on $."5, for two-horse drivers,
with a corresponding increase for drivers
of three-horse and four-horse teams. The
largest emplojers offered ?2, and at thl3
figure man j- of the union men went to
work after weeks of Idleness. This is the
scale of wages now paid to experienced
During the last strike many teamsters
became dissatisfied with the control of af
fairs, and organized the National "Union.
About 65 per cent of the employes of the
St. Louis Transfer Company, the Columbia
Transfer Company and the Henseler Dray-
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II Clay Pierce, rrerldent of the oil and
railroad companies, and one of the directors
of the bank, 1" said to be sponsor for the in
novatlon. It being his theory that the time
saved by tho clerks in not leaving the bulld
Incr amply repajs for the expense of main
taining the dining-rcoms.
OHlcI.iK of the companies are patrons of
the restaurant, smaller rooms being set
aside for tin Ir t.se The rooms and kitchen
take up the entile eleventh floor of the
building, and were fitted out at a cost of
nearly J13.K0.
nEnr.y i- ai.lev-clewixg.
JIaj-or "Wells's order for a cleaner and
newer St. Louis indirectly was the cause
of three families being called to the First
District Police Court j-esterdaj One fam
ily appeared as complaining witnesses
against the other two.
Peter Brenj- and his wife live at No. 4330
Swan avenue. Mr. and Mrs. John Dalj- re
side at No. 4334 Swan avenue. Thej- were
the defendants. John Evcrd and his wife,
who live at No. 4319 Norfolk avenue, were
the prosecuting witnesses.
Everd, who is a dairyman, claimed that
members of the Daly and Breny families
shoveled rubbish from their j-ards into his
lot and back of his premises, which are Just
across the alley from the homes of the de
fendants. He said he had already cleaned
the alley in compliance with the Mayor's
order, and that when he objected to the
rubbish from the homes of the defendants
being thrown onto his side of the alley
they disturbed his peace.
In defense of the charges both Mr. and
Mrs Brenj- and Mr. and Mrs. Daly de
clared that It was they who had started
the cleaning crusade In the alley, and that
Everd had falselj- accused them of shovel
ing the dirt onto his premises and side ot
the alley. Thej- further asserted that
Everd purposely led his cow Jhroush the
alley to interfere with their work.
"Well," said Judge Sidener, when all wit
nesses had testified, "the Maj'or's order to
clean the citj- must be complied with, but
in this case I believe the shovels were too
vigorouslj- applied. I shall fine Dalj- and
Brenj- $3 each, and will staj- the fines on
inromlses of good behavior. The women
tiro discharged."
afie Companj-. the three large transfer com
panies, belong. It is said, to this union, and
art satisfied with present conditions.
George J. Tan-ej president of the St.
Louis Transfer Company, said that he did
not anticipate a strike among his team
rters'. anel had not heard of anj- general
disaffection among emploj-es of other firms.
"If the teamsters are contemplating an
other strike." he said, "It Is news to me.
None of mj men havo Intimated that thej
have a grievance of anj- kind. In fact, only
the other day. In a general conversation
with the walking delegates of the union
to which most of our teamsters belong, he
declared that the men were well satisfied
with their treatment, and that they had
had a sulllclcncj of strikes In the last one.
If there is any disaffection, it must be with
some of the men outside the National Union,
and I have not heard of anj-. We are paj--ing
$32 for two-horse teamsters and $6J for
four-horse teamsters higher wages than
thej- are receiving in Chicago. I don't look
for anj- disturbance of anj- kind."
Walter Stevens's Cheek Badly
Lacerated by a Mastiff.
Walter Stevens, 17 years old, of No. 1717
North Eleventh street, was attacked by a I
mastiff dog- j-esterdaj- afternoon and sus-
tallied a laceration of the left cheek. I
Stevens was playing with the dog, which
was chained In the j-ard of its master,
Thomas O'Meara, at No. 1001 Howard
Doctor Randall at the North Side Ds
pensary found it necessary to take six
stitches in the wound. Stpvens said he did
not care to have the clog- killed, and
O'Meara refused to permit it, sajlng the
animal Is worth $100. and belnc chained in
tho yard, would not have bitten Stevens
W S. McChrsney, Jr. vice president and
general manager of the Terminal Itailroid
Association, esterday accepted the resig
nation of Barney W. Frauenthal. chief of
the Bureau of Information at I'nion Sta'ion.
who has been nominated on the Repub
lican State ticket for Railroid and Ware
house Commissioner.
S R Hewle't. who for many years has
been emplojed In the office of Jerry CoaK
lev, stat!onma!Ur. has been appointed to
succeed Mr Frauenthal. His long connec
tion with Union Station business raak'S
Republican candidate for Railroad and
Warehouso Commissioner, who has re
signed his position as chief of the Union
Station Bureau of Information to conduct
his campaign for office.
him one of the best men available for the
Mr. Frauenthal in tendering his resigna
tion, stated that he did not consider it wise
to mix his own affairs with those of the
Bureau of Information. His active cam
paign must commence Boon.
Few men In St. Louis are as widclj"
known as Mr. Fruenthal. It Is doubtful if
there is a railroad man In the State who is
not well acquainted with him. He Informed
Mr. McChesnej- that he Is willing to assist
at the Bureau of Information until the new
mnn is thoroughly- acquainted with the
Had a Long and Successful Career
in "East Lynne.''
nuPDULic HrnciAU
New York, Aug. 2S Ada Graj-. who for
j-ears plajed tho leading role In "East
Lj-nne," died In tho Fordham Home for
Incurables on Wednesdaj, and was buried
She first attracted attention In a stock
company in Albanj-. where she married
Charles Watklns, a holelkefper, who sub-sequentlj-
managed her tours for several
years. He died m ISM.
Miss Grnj earls became associated with
"East Lj'nne," and her success was so
pronounced that she confined herself en
tirely to it for the rest of htr career.
In 1E31 Miss Gray married Charles F.
Tingaj-, an English actor who had come to
this countrj- In Sir Htmy Irvlng's companj.
Miss Graj- s life with her second husband
was not happj-. and. her health giving waj,
her financial prospects also dwindled to
euch an extent that a j-ear after her mar
riage the actors' fund found it neccbaarj- to
provide for her and furnish medical at
tendance. 31ET DEATH ty THE RIVER.
Body of C. P. Olsen Found at Ilnrllns
on, la.
Burlington, la.. Aug. 2S The body of C
P. Olsen, who was drowned In the river
here Sundaj- night, and which was found
yesterday, was shipped to-daj- to Lincoln.
Neb., his former home, where it will be
buried to-morrow.
It was doubted for awhile by some pople
that Olsen was drowned, but the Identifica
tion of the bodj set all adverse rumors to
rest. The funeral will be attended by prom
inent railroad men. Mr. Olson naving been
superintendent of bridges of the B. ec M.
Bennett 51. Pose), hi Year of Arc,
DIuh at Posey, HI.
Carlyle. III.. Aug. K Bennett M. Posey,
ased e jears, died this afternoon at his
home in Posej-. He was one of the wealth
iest citizens of Clinton Countj-.
He had been a resident of the locality
where he died for more than half a century.
The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock
Friday afternoon.
Author of the "House of the Green
ihnttem" Passes Ana),
London, Aug. IS George Douglas Brown,
the author of the "House ot the Green
Shutters," died here suddenlj- to-daj-.
Alto Pass. 111.. Aug. 28. Perry Davidson.
the lS-ycar-old son of the Reverend T. J.
Davidson, died at his parents' home, west
of town, last midnight, from the effects ot
the amputation of bis right leg, made neces
sary by his being, accidentauj- shot bj- a
boy companion while hunting two weekj
ago. The operation was performed at j
o clock last night by Doctor Esslck of Mur-phj-sboro
and Doctor Stearns of Pomona.
Richmond. Mo.. Aug. 2S Thomas D.
Woodson, a well-known banker, died here
to-day of heart disease. He was bcrn at
Woodsonville, Ky.. in 182S. and fought
through the Mexican War in the Fourth
Kentucky Infantry.
Pana, I1L, Aug. 28. Michael Freybarger,
ased. S2 years, died to-day at bis home la
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Shelbj- fount v. He was born In Schwetz
innen. German;, in 1S20. His father was an
officer in Napoleon's army. In IMS he, with
a partj. drov. overland to California. He
had been a resident of Shelby Countj" since
M Joseph. Mo Aug. 2S. Patr'ck GII
crlt. a !oi!.kefKr Ci vears old. died sud-denlj-
to-la lie was in his uMial health
when he went to uo'k and stepped out for
a qla" or boor and a lunch Before the
waiter eamo he returned Jo Patrick Mor
lej's ccal office. whrc hr- w 13 emplojed, sat
down In a ehai- and dl '.
Evar.-vi'!e. Ird.. Aug. 28 Peter Samonin,
one of the oldest citizens In th. count-,
died to-daj- at the age of .. jear?. Hp
pa--ttd awav in an ambulance while le!ng
tak'n to h.s home'. He established on.- of
the fir-i ho stoies in this cltj. He nai
Lorn In France
Paducah. Kj , Aug. 23. James Mohan, for
manj- jears a traveling salesman In the
West, died of asthma and bronchitis at his
home hero earlj- this morning. He was
born In Donegal, Ireland, and was 5a j-eai-3
VInlta, I. T.. Aug. 2S. News l.as reached
here that William H Drv- is dead at Coweta.
I. T Mr Drj r.m one of the old land
marks of the Creek Nation ana was hlghlj
repected in tht comrnunltj- in which he re
sided. CM.VIX WHITE.
Greenville, 111. Aug. 2S Calvin Whito.
an aged and wealthj farmer, died at his
home, ten miles northwest of Greenville,
jesterd.'j Tne funeral wa held to-daj.
the Kev erer.d Jese Storj- ot Smlthboro offi
ciating. 5iit.. cvtiieri.m: k.vrscii.
Mascoutah. 111., Aug. 2S Mrs. Catherine
Karsch, aged Ttf years, died at the home of
her son. Charles Kars-h. near Fayettevlile.
this morning. She was a member of promi
nent families of the southern part of St.
Clair Countj
Eldorado, 111 . Aug. 2S. John Carter, a
prominent farmer and Justice of the Peace,
llvlnir about four miles north of Eldorado.
died to-dav of tjphoid fever He was a
minister In the Southern Methodist Church.
Cariinville. III.. Aug. 2S August Blum
banm. an old citizen or this place, was
found dead in his room In the Pennsj-lvanla
House this morning
Marshall, Mo., Aug. 2S Mrs. William
Davis, aced 76 jears. a pioneer resident of
this countj, died at Hardeman to-daj-.
Pana, 111., Aug. 2S. J. R. Brown, a promi
nent resident and retired farmer, died to
day at his home In this city.
Farber, Mo.. Aug. 28 Mrs. C M. Gllllland
died at this place last evening of lung
trouble, aged 54 jears.
Nokomls, III.. Aug 2S.John Westphal, a
weslthy and retired farmer, died of dropsy
to-daj, ased M years
Kinmundy, 111.. Aug. 2S. John S. Osborn
of Farina, aged 0 years, died to-daj-.
Stole -?J1G From Hoom of Two
Young Hen.
The police ar? Investigating' the reported
theft of J2IG from a trunk in the room ot
Michael Powers and John Cummlngs, at No.
H20 North Grand avenue.
Powers Informed the police that he and
Cummlngs kept their earnings In a tin box.
He said the monej- was takn from the box
between the hours of 5 o'clock Tuesday
night and 11 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Both Cummlngs and Powers had kej-s to
the trunk.
The room of Paul Frlcden, j-ardman at
the Home for the Fri'ndUss, at No. -H31
South Broadwaj-, was entered Monday
night and his watch and chain, valued at
$27. stolen
George Zlllabaucr of No 1223 North Mar
ket street, informed the police that $13.50
had been stol'n from his room. He re
quested the police to arrest George Heltz,
who was his roommate, and who is missing.
Clothing and jewelrj- valued at $100 were
stolen Wednesday from the home of Mrs.
Kate Grida. No 1.121 Pine street.
J. I- Bowdre reported to the police yes
terdav that $S1 was stolen from him
Wednesday night. He said the money was
in his pocket when he retired In his room
at No 351. Olive street, and was taken
w hlle he slept. Nothing else was stolen.
From the room of Fred Bradlej' at No.
1714 Locust str'et. $40 was stolen Wednes
day night He said his roommate, Fred
Mellne. complained of being 111 and said he
was going to a drug store for medicine, but
did not return.
Wife of Temple Israel's Organist
Dies at San Francisco.
Mrs. Adelaide Elmer, wife of A. C. Elmer,
organ'st at Temple Israel, died in San
Francisco Wednesdaj-. after an illness of
nearlj- two j-ears. Her husband wa3 In
formed of her death early yesterday morn
ing. Tho body will be brought to St. Louis
Mondaj- and the funeral will take place
Tuedaj- afternoon from the residence. No.
1752 Missouri avenue, to SS. Peter and Paul's
Mrs. Elmer was Miss Adelaide Ebcrle.
Sh was married twenty-five jears ago,
and for manj- jears lived in San Francisco,
where her f.ve children were born. She was
42 years old. She died Wednesday.
Mre. Elmer left SL Louis for San Fran
ciseo on August 15. For several daj-s her
husband was unable to learn whether she
had reached her destination safely, as soon
after starting she became unconscious and
was in a critical condition on reaching her
journej''s end.
Mrs. Elmer leaves five children Robert,
Matilda. Amelia. Edward and Charles. The
last is In San Francisco, and will accom
pany the body to St. Louis.
Pool Balls Stolen.
Eight ivory pool balls, valued at $12. were
stolen from John Bitter's saloon nt No.
5000 North Broadwaj-. Tuesdaj-. Policeman
M3nnebach arrested Fred Moore at his
home. No. 5017 McKIssock avenue, who Is
charged in a warrant with stealing the
Coke and Arkansas Coal Must
Sfi've St. Louis at L ast I rt
of the Cold Spell.
In Extremity. ITard Coal Fuizi.iccs
.Can Be Made to liurn Bi
tuminous. Which Is jlinh
Though Indicatiors new point to - earlr
end of the coal strike in the amh .e re
gion of Pcnnsjlvania. the supp' -n the
estimation of local and Eastern oral deal
err will nevertheless be hort. and. epecial
Iv in the West. Many householders accus
tomed to using hard coal in their furnaces
mu-t find a substitute for a port'on of tho
winter at least.
The onlj- three substitutes suggested are
wood coke and Arkansas coal, which is
sometimes called semi-anthracite. Local
dealers say that wood is not a substitute
at all. and will not figure in the situation
to anj- great extent. It Is said that a thou
sand cords will supplj- the citj-'s demand,
since it is used chiefly in open fireplaces
and only as an adjunct to a furnace.
The better grades ot coke are not coming
to the St Louis market, but what is known
as "gashousj coke" is available, and wil!
burn In hard-coal turnaces
Little of the Arkansas coal Is coming to
St. Louis, though It Is obtainable, and will
take the place of the Penr.sj'lvanla product.
In anj- event, whether the strike Is ended
within a month or not, the cost of fuel for
the coming winter will be from one-third to
one-half greater than last winter.
The average family in St. Louis, heatlns
a whole houe. uses from fifteen to twenty
live tons of anthracite coal. Last j-ear tho
highest price for anthracite mi $7.50, with
the average about S7. Arkansas coal is now
$7 a ton. and will go higher, to $7.50. Gas-hou-e
coke is $50. delivered, and will go
to $7. in the opinion of coal dealers A small
per cent more of Arkansas coal is required
than of anthracite, and almost double as
much coke as anthracife.
Albert L. Berry of the Berry-Horn Coal
Companj-, In discussing the situation, said:
"Arkansas coal, while In no manner an
anthracite coal, contains nearlj- the same
properties as Pennsylvania anthracite, run
ning over 70 per ciit carbon. Th" unusuat
demind for this coal ha" advanced the
price verv rapid! j in the last thlrtj- daj-s,
and dealers from Minnesota and the North
west are making such inducements to Ar
kansas shippers that verj- littl? is comlns
to this market.
"The Poeihontas, which Is reallj- the best
substitute for anthracite. Is goin? to East
ern markets, and the sea ports for ship
ment, and none is coming here, and it can
not therefore be relied on to take the place
of anthracite.
"The unusual demand for oven coke has
placed this product out of the question as a
substitute, as the ovens will not make an
crushed coke as long as they are behind
with their lump coke. Their product of
lump coke is sold up to the first or next
Januarj. This leaves onlj- the "gashouse
coke" -as a factor In the market, and as
most of the coke here is made from an in
ferior quality of coal, it has very little
substance or fuel propertj-.
"We are advising our customers to put In
a small quantitj- of Arkansas coal to run
them to the 1st of December, or the 1st
or Januarj-, when we expect the anthracite
mines to supply the Wtstern market. Or
course, the-e mines will probablj- be in ac
tive operation in a month or two. but it is
going to take time for them to be pumped
out, and for the full output to be resumed.
Then the East will consume all the coal
mined for a time, and I prophesj- that it
will be some little time before St. Loul.s
can get any appreciable quantity of the
The lump coke referred to by Mr. Berry
Is made from the best of coal for Iron
manufacture. At times a part of the output
is crushed and sold tor fuel. This kind or
coke has almost as high a percentage of
carbon as anthracite, and serves well in an
thracite furnaces, but none will be on the
market this year.
Edwin H. Conrades of Donk Bros. Coal
Companj- seemed to think better of gas
coke as a substitute. Mr. Conrades said
that, while more of it would be required
than of anthracite, coke could bo made a
reasonablj- economical ruel ir it was fired
correctlj" in the furnaces.
"One- man can use Just twice as much
coke as another," said he, "and obtain the
same result. But I don't think that tho
problem of a substitute for anthracite need
be worried over much. Perhaps manj- may
have to begin the winter with Arkansas
coal or coke, but I think that anthracite
will be on the market In time enough to be
or use. The price will be, I think, no high
er than it ii now. from JS to $3.23.
soft col cax hp
ised if m:cess.ry.
"If it comes to an emergency, I do not
see why bituminous coal cannot be counted
on. With verj- little rearrangement in tho
Piping of most furnaces It can be used. It
may go out occasionally- or smoke now and
then, but it would do for the time being.
And there is no place in the United States
where soft coal of all grades can be bought
so cheaply as in St. Louis.
"If soft coal or Arkansas coal is used it
should not be piled into the furnace like
anthracite. It must have air to burn, and
if spread out not too deeplj' It gives an
even heat, though it must be replenished
more rrequentlj". There Is not much to be
gained bj' burning coke and coal together,
ir j-ou mix Arkansas coal with coke you are
only making j-our coal bum as rast as the
coke, ror the coke gives a tremendous heat
for the short time that it lasts. It might
be a good Idea to burn coke ia the early
morning and then fill In with coal later In
the day. In the morning j-ou want heat
and want It quickly, ana during the daj- a
slow fire will keep up the warmth."
United Irish League Councils ro
Entertain Delegates.
At a mseting of three SL Louis councils
of the United Irish League Wednnsdaj
night nt Coleman and North Market streets
an approximate time was set for the visit
to this city or the distinguished Irish dele
gates, who are to attend the national con
vention or the league in Boston.
The three John E. Redmond. Michael
Davitt and John Dillon will be in St. Louis
in the last week of October. The precise
dates will be announced later.
Arrangements have been made for a re
ception In the Exposition Hull. All in
terested will be invited to attend and a
great crowd is expected.
The Wolfe Tone. Para 11 aid O'Conn-11
councils participated in the meeting; A cen
tral Executive Committee for the entertain
ment of th visitors will be composed or
four delegates from ach council. "Tie
Wolfe Tone branch has selected T. D. Can
non. Major David O'Keife, James SusserT
unu apiam l. u. r,juon.
Identified n 311 -i Hates.
Ardmore, I. T., Aug. 2S. The body of an
unidentified woman, who was found beside
the "Katj" track near Caney. I. T., Fri
day, has been identified as that of Miss
Barbara Bates of Knoxv-ille. Tenn. She was
about 40 years old. and was en route to
Texas. It is thought that Miss Bates fell
from Via trait,
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