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ST. LOUIS, MO., lRIDAY SEPTE1MBEE 4, 1903.
-T-w -i- -r .i. -r4 ( la St. Louis. One Cent.
PEIOE 1 OntaWe St. Louis, Two Cents.
O. J-ViVIJ J Qn Train,, Three Cents.
COMMISSIONERS TRY TO END
ALASKAN BOUNDARY DISPUTE.
STREET RAILWAY MAGNATES ACQUITTED OF CHARGES
OF MANSLAUGHTER, AFTER TRIAL AT NEWARK, N. J.
Alexander j.ca3satt john d.crimpns cKva-sniTa Richard -eick cna3.3ipman edw.rxlvounS
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Millionaires in trial court listening to evidence relating to crossing
last February and the sub sequent investigation resulted in
Street Railway company on charges of manslaughter. The
ground that the State had
A. J. Cassatt, is a notable
Newark, N. X. Sept. 8. Chief Justice
G-ummsre, In the Essex County Court of
Oyer and Terminer, to-day announced that
he had decided to grant the motion 'or the
dismissal of the Indictment for man
ttlaughter against the directors and of
dala of the North Jersey Street Railway
Company, who were accused of having by
alleged neglect of their duties caused the
death of Ernestine Miller.
Miss Miller, who was a high-school pu
9(1, was kiUed, with eight others. In the
Clifton avenue crossing accident on Febru
The motion to dismiss the indictment
was made at the trial yesterday by Rich
ard V. Llndabury of counsel for the de
fendants. In Instructing the Jury to find a verdict
of sot guilty the Chief Justice said that
!n onJ-x to hold defendants criminally re
sponsible It must be shown that they had
failed to perform soms spedfio act. This,
the State had 'failed to do, he said.
The Chief Justice declared that the
irulesof the street-railway company, as
laid down to Its employes would
have been sufficient safeguards If they
had been carried out.
EACH OTHER'S ARMS
Benjamin and William Silligo
Meet Death While Bathing
in Biver des Peres,
ELDER UNABLE TO SWIM.
Embraced When Taken From
Water by Louis Shinker,
Who Makes Futile Ef
fort to Save Boys.
Benjamin and William Silligo, brothers,
Wand 11 years old, respectively, were
drowned In the River des Peres, at the
feet of Michigan avenue, yesterday after
noon, sinking to their death clasped In
each other's embrace.
The boy were sons of Benjamin SUllgo.
s, ctrpenter. living at No. 115 Nellie ave
nue. After finishing their work they went
to the River dea Peres with Adam Cale
of No 212 Nellie avenue, and August Ul
rica of No. ta Adella avenue, to swim.
'Benjamin, who could not swim, got into
the stream beyond his depth and Bank.
H shouted for help and his brother
lecped Into the stream to aid him.
As Benjamin came up for the last time,
WMlam srasped him by the arm. The
drownine ooy reached out as he was sink
ing and threw his arm around William's
arm. Both boys Bank to the bottom of the
stream and did not come to the surface.
f Cale and Ulrica could not swim and
they shouted for help. Louis Shinker of
Luxemberg. who heard the cries of the
boys,, ran to the rescue and reached the
river hank Just es the brothers sank from
Bainker Jumped into the water without
removing hia clothing and endeavored to
catch the sinking lads, but was too late.
Shlsker succeeded in recovering the bod
ies f. the boys. They were clasped In each
other's arms. The bodies were sent to the
home of the boys.-
A double funeral will take place "to
morrow. COOLER WEATHER PREDICTED
From Northwest Insures
Cooler -weather Is to foUow the rise In
" temperature of the last few days. A
"high" In the Northwest la, responsible for
.the drop in the mercury which the Weath
er Bureau 'forecasts. Fair weather will
so accompany the continuance of the
pleasant conditions that have prevailed for
this last ten days.
The readings of the thermometer from 6
a. eb, to 6 p. m. yesterday were:
7 a. .&..,.,.
s a. &..
10 & 63....
1 p. m..
3 p. m...
4 p. a..
5 p xa.
G p. m..
It a. m., .
lx soon .......a.
FUNERAL OF JOHN P. MAURO.
Gardener- Fell From Wagon and
Broke His Neck.
The funeral of John Philip 'Maure, who
fell C a -wagon last Tuesday and broke
his 'neck, took place, yesterday afternoon
V.l .o'clock, frjni his honS In St. Louis
county, to xm eappington cemetery-
Maura was a, gardener, and was on his.
.'was home from the Union Market, -when
'"the ccteent..happened. ,He,tcu Bleeping
'la am-wagon '.when he fell "out and, land
mine ' hte head on the rock road," broke
"Maaro was.W yeira ct4U Ho left's wiftf
s .. .-- -
S DROWN IN
,3 ???'"' jwfiv-r
shown no failure to perform any
figure in the railroad world.
I! BE PROSECUTED,
Dalton Believes Maker of Time
Schedules Besponsible in
WARRANT AGAINST MOTORMAN
Evidence Shows That His Car
Was Running at Excessive
Bate of Speed When Driver
, Harter Was Killed.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Dalton
Is considering the advisability of Issuing
warrants against the Transit Company
official who makes the. time schedule tor
the company's street. cars in the event of
another fatal accident due -to the speed
of cars being reported to him.
Mr. Dalton Issued a warrant yesterday
for Gus Landstrom, motorman of the
Laclede avenue car which killed Alex
ander Harter. a browery wagon driver, at
Spring and Xaclede avenues last week.
The warrant charges Landstrom with
manslaughter In the fourth degree.
While. Mr. Dalton declined to express his
views on the matter, it was learned from
an attache of his office that the warrant
officer does not believe that it is always
the motorman who Is to blame for fatal
accidents, and he is thinking seriously of
attempting to get at higher officials who
make the time schedules and give the
running orders to motorxnen.
Landstrom, at the Coroner's inquest last
week, declined to answer questions as to
the' time In. which he Is required fo make
the trip from Fourth street to Forest
Witnesses testified that LandBtrom's
car was running at a rate of thirty miles
an hour when It struck Hatter's wagon.
The poUce report of tho accident stated
that the. car was going at a rapid rate,
and that, after striking the wagon, it
dragged one of the horses nearly 100 feet.
Landstrom declared at the Inquest on
the first day that he was acting under in
structions from the Transit Company
claim department when he declined to
answer questions as to speed of cars. The
next day he changed this statement, and
stated that he misunderstood the ques
tion when he said that the claim depart
ment had given him his instructions.
TWO BUILDINGS WRECKED
BY DYNAMITE EXPLOSION.
Dry Goads and Hardware Stores De
stroyed and One Man Injured
Fatally, at Tonkavra, Ok.
Oklahoma City, Ok., Sept. 3. Scott Bull
& Pottinberger's hardware store, at Ton
kawa. Ok., was blow up by aa" explosion
of dynamite this morning. The explosion
destroyed the entire building and contents
and- injured several persons.
Charles Leigerot was fataUy hurt The
adjoining building, occupied by a dry
goods establishment, was also destroyed.
The dry goods' stock took fire and was
consumed. The building occupied by the
dry goods firm was a two-story brick
structure and was wrecked by the explo
sion. The loss to- the buildings and stocks of
goods will amount to J40.CCQ.
The cause of the explosion 'was not
Hazen to Determine
Coal Trust Exists.
Topeka, Kas., Sept. 3. The coal mine
operators wiU be examined in the District
Court before Judge Hazen Monday by
County Attorney Hungate and Attorney
.General Coleman to determine from the
evidence if a coal trust in Osage County
The operators will be placed under oath
and questioned before the court as to the
existence of a' trust or a combine, and the.
I .testimony wjll be taken by the court sten
From the testimony it will be deter
mined -whether proceedings' against the
operators under the antitrust law shall
be. brought (J ' r
About a dozen of the leading coal "oper
ators of the; State have been summoned
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accident. Nine children on a street car -were killed at Newark
the indictment of the directors and officers of the North Jersey
Judge ordered the jury to return a verdict of acquittal, on the
specific duty. Ihe men on trial are
P. J. V. Skiff Says the Continent
Is Enthusiqstio Over Uni
CONFERENCE WITH LAGRAVE.
Prance, Germany and Holland
Making Especial Efforts to
Excel in Magnificence
oi! Display. -:
Frederick .J. V. Skiff, Director of Ex
hibits of the World's Fair, returned early
this morning from a six weeks' trip to
Europo, pleased beyond measure at the
way. foreigners are. receiving reports from
"the Exposition, and" at the great Interest
taken in It by foreign nations.
"I was amazed at tho. knowledge for
eigners have of tho Bcope of the World's
Fair," said Mr. Skiff after his return.
"Details that seem to excite but slight in
terest are known and discussed generally
on tho other side. The Exposition, and
the congresses that are to be held here,
are .the talk of the ConUnent."
"American tourists are doing a great
work for the Fair. They are keeping
themselves Informed as to Its progress
and ore working for Its success every
where tbey go.
"I met Commissioner Lagrave, and he.
with his great knowledge of expositions
and the resources of his country, ex
presses himself as being astonished at the,
Interest France is taking In the enter
prise. Manufactured products from France
will form a pleasing part of that coun
try's great exhibit.
"In Berlin I saw Commissioner General
Lewald. Germany""has applied for more
exhibit space, and the Commissioner Gen
eral says it is simply impossible for that
country to make its intended display in
the space which has already been allotted
to her. I brought back with mo a photo
graph of the German castle which Is to
be erected at the Fair, and which will
be a dream of architectural display and
"Halsey C. Ives of the Dspartment of
Fino Arts told me that great enthusiasm
was through all Europe, and that, in his
opinion, the artistic feature of the Ex
position would be beyond what can now
be conceived. Holland Is determined to
do herself proud, and from what I heard
her display will be a most unique one,
typifying more than any former ono the
industries and llfo of the country.
"Commissioner Alexandrovltskr of
Wales was no exception to the rule. Every
one I met increased my belief that the
St. Louis World's Fair will far surpass
any that has ever been."
Mr. Skiff, accompanied by Mrs. Skiff,
sailed from New Tork July 2L They
were in Europe but a short time, but from
tho miles traveled and tho countries vis
ited It will be seen that the Director of
Exhibits made use of every moment of
PROMINENT DEMOCRATS HERE
Private Business Brings Many to
Several prominent Democrats were in
tho city yesterday, most of them on pri
vate "business. Secretary of State Sam B.
Cook, Mrs. Cook and Miss Frances Cook
registered at the Planters. Miss Cook's
engagement to Casslus M. Clay, son of
Colonel Green Clay of .Mexico, -was an
nounced last Saturday. The wedding will
be solemnized October 9.
State Chairman Will A. Bothwell' of the
DemocraUo Central Committee registered
at the Planters from Moberly. He re
turned last Monday from a month's visit
In California with Mrs. RothweU and Is
looking well. He claims that he did not
see a Missouri newspaper or letter while
he was gone.
Mr. Bothwell ate lunch with Senator
William J. Stone and Fred J. Fleming of
Kansas City. Mr. Fleming has been at
tending the Transmissleslppl Irrigation
A fact which may or may not have
been significant is that Mayor James A.
Reed of Kansas City arrived in tho city
from Dent County in the morning, and
saw a number of politicians during the
day, az did Mr. Fleming, who la credited
with being Mayor Reed's campaign man
ager. Mr Reed departed for-Poplar Bluff, '
where ne was ouiea to speak last night.
Joseph P. Shannon of Kansas City was
also in the city. According to the 'gossip
of the, politicians. Shannon wttl lead the
fightragalnst Mayor Reed In Kansas City.
Attorney .General. Crew 1 fn th ttv
.from JeBerson City visiting his. family for
i !few dayT-The SrandesUgStflS
wiir-b resumed. Eeptemberil ..,
all rich and. one especially, Mr.
Hunger Causes George Murray to
Descend Prom Perch and
PAINTER ACCUSED OF THEFT.
Kept Waiting j
Not until George Murray, a steeplejack,
felt the pangs of hunger and thirst did he
.descend from his lofty perch at the top of
tho Belleville water tower to Policemen
PhilUps and Terk of the BellevUle police
force, who arrested hlm'lyesterday on a
warrant charging him with robbery.
' Murray admitted -trying to, outstay the
policemen, and, for several hours, he says
that he took pleasure In watching the
patrolmen in their attempt to Induce him
to come down.
Murray is charged with stealing an opal
ring from Ben Human. He admitted bor
rowing the ring from Haman and says
that he pawned It in St. Louis. Haman
caused a warrant to be issued for .his ar
rest, and it was given to Policemen Yerk
and Phillips to serve.
Murray has had a job painting the Belle
ville water tower, and he was seated in
bis frail rigging, high in the air, when
the poUcemen arrived. They told him to
come down, as they hod a warrant for his
arrest. Murray told them to come up
and get him. He kept them waiting un
til he needed food and drink.
Last evening he was held to the Grand
Jury In $200 bond by Justice of the Peace
THE SUi. RISES THIS MORNTNQ AT
6:11 AND SETS THIS BVENINa'AT 6JS.
THE MOON BETS TO-MORROW
MORNING AT 4:10
GRAIN CLOSED: ST. LOUIS-DEC.
WHEAT, 862S6Hc BID: DEO. CORN,
43c CHICAGO DEC. WHEAT,' $2H
S2Ho; DEC. CORN, Glfta ASKED.
For St. IiObIb and Vicinity Fair
and cooler. I L
For Mlssoorl Fair and eooler Fri
day! except showers In aorthTrear.
Saturday falrj cooler la eaat sail
1. Police Starve a Steeplejack.
Commissioners Try to Znd Alaskan
Transit Officials May Be Prosecuted.
J. Prisoner's Effectc Show Queer Variety
3. "Black Curse Can Be Lifted Only by
Removal of Negroes."
Low to Withdraw From Race.
4. Immediate Relief Urged for Insane.
World's Fair News.
Organize Pop Avenue Presbyterian
5. Bast Side News. -
Mlssourlans at New Tork and Chicago
T. Pahio in Cotton Market Narrowly
BanksBesJege Secretary Shaw.
Suggests That All School Children Be
8. The Republic Form Chart.
Racing at Delmar.
9. Wallace's Drive 'Won Browns Game.
Attell Got Verdict.
Insurgent Bands Ara Destroyed.
10. Republic 'WanC Ads.
' Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
11. Rooms for Rent Ads.
IS. River New-rand Personals. .
13. Dead LOT of Dullness ia Stock Mar
Live Stock Market.
14. Coal Commimtoa .Not.Tet Appointed.
Plana Ne. MlMUrr DepartaeEt
Retire Tsy.JKerchant FousfDeaaV.
' -WImI1V W Contmu. .t&StaiBj
, CmLCcmb,. ' jfae-,,.!
Shamrock III, Badly Dis
tanced, Misses End
of the Course in
END OF CONTEST EXCITING.
Excursion Waits, Enshrouded in
Mist, Until American Yacht
Comes Rushing Into View.
BARR'S WORK IS EFFECTIVE.
International Trophy Sow Will
Remain in United States Until
Some Rival for Builder Her-
reshoff Is Discovered.
New Tork, Sept. 3. The Reliance, the
American cup defender, to-day won the
third and final race and the series for
that famous sea trophy, the AmerSui'3
In a dense fog which prevented vision
beyond 300 yards, she finished the race at
6:33:02. amid tho acclamations of the as
Shamrock UX, after running for more
than an hour in the fog, missed the finish
line, passed by it and then returned to
it from the opposite direction.
As the Reliance was then being towed
through the fleet, with the yacht's en
sign fluttering from her truck, and spread
ers in celebration of her victory, the
Shamrock III did not cross the finish line.
As often said of the historic race when
the America won the cup, "There was no
This successful result wa3 achieved only
after four futile attempts to sail off the
final race and after the outcome had been
admitted by Sir Thomas Upton to be a
To-day's was the eighth attempt to sail
a race. After one fluke tho Reliance won
the two following races, one by seven min
utes and three seconds and tho other by
one minute and nineteen seconds. A week
ago to-day the first attempt to saU'tho
third race failed and attempts have 'been
mado every day this week. On these oc
casions the Reliance led the Shamrock to
the finish line by two miles, but failed to
reach it before the expiration of tlia time
limit of five and a half hours.
To-day's victory means that the cup Is
destined to remain In America until Eng
land is able to produce a genius equal to
Herreshoff in yacht designing.
Rarely, if ever, has there been a more
spectacular finish than the Reliance's to
day. After racing for more than an hour
through a blinding fog, the Reliance burst
through the wall of mist upon the vision
of the spectators on the fleet assembled
at the finish line, and, heeling under a
great bellying balloon Jib topsail, until
her lee rail was awa9h, flew across the fin
ish line almost before the spectators could
determlno for a certainty that It was she.
Once more the Yankee boat had added to
the long string of victories in contests for
the honored old silver trophy that carries
with It the blue ribbon of the sea.
A fleet of less than thirty vessels went
down to the familiar waters of the inter
national course to witness this fifth ef
fort to cover this thirty miles within the
time limit. It had become a race of the
American boat against time, instead of a
contest of two well-matched craft.
When they reached the lightship a gen
tle southeast wind of five knots that bare
ly wrinkled the surface of the sea gave
but faint promise that this was to bo the
final day, but a shift of the wind to the
south shortly after noon revived thj de
spairing hopes of the yachtsmen, for It
blew away the misty haze which had
been hanging over the course since the
easterly storm of last week.
The Regatta Committee waited until
the last moment to send the boats away
at 1 o'clock, after which hour it bad been
agreed that no raco should be started.
Signals were displayed to Indicate a wind
ward and leeward course of thirty miles,
south and back.
BARR IS CIJSVER,
The duel between the skippers began at
the sound of the preparatory gun and con
tinued through a series of brilliant ma
neuvcrs in which Captain Barr again
proved bis splendid seamanship by cut
generating captain wringe until the boats
went across the line.
During the fifteen minutes before the
starting gun Captain Barr held the Brit
ish boat under his lee and for most of
the time blanketed. He never relinquished
his windward position which the Reliance
held when the preparatory gun was fired.
Ten minutes later when both boats were
heading away from ttao Une the Sham
rock luffed and forced the Reliance about,
whereupon both headed for the line. On
the way to it the Reliance held the chal
lenger under her Ice partially blanketed.
Alternately luffing and keeping away.
Captain- Barr prevented the Shamrock
from getting away from him and across
the line, but two minutes after the start
ing gun and at the sound of the gun In
dicating the expiration of the handicap,
Captain Wringe luffed the Shamrock
across the stern of the Reliance and the
two boats went across the line together.
The official starting time was;
Shamrock HI, 1:02:00.
Tho Shamrock HI actually crossed the
line at 1:02:03 and suffered a handicap of
Both were heading seaward, but as the
Reliance, from the lee bow of the Sham
rock was backwlnding her headsalls, the
Shamrock HI promptly whirled about and
headed down the Jersey coast. The Re-
llince 'held In for a minute1 and then
lowed. The manuever placed the Ja0mi.-o
to windward, but astern of ttfjg5enger.
They went off at a s'WMlwPKSrfj'a. fresh'
Captaln5H5o attempted to outsail the
'PesjBhaaeal est PiTw9i J
First Formal Meeting Is Held at London Under the Presidency of
Lord Alverstone Arguments by Counsel Will Begin Septem
ber 15 New and Important Evidence Is Offered on Behalf of
the Contentions of the United States Discovery of Gold in
the Klondike Principal Cause of Raising Question
CANADA'S CLAIMS TO DEBATED
I ' 1' ! '' " I t $ $ ! I ! ' i III '
EIJHTJ ROOT AND LORD ALVERSTONE,
Principal figures in the Joint High Commission which is to' decide the Alaskan
Boundary question. Lord Alverstone is Lord Chief Justice of England and Mr.
Root only recently offered his resignation as Secretary of War of the United States:
London. Sept. 3. The Alaskan Boundary
Commissioners held their first meeting to
day in the conference room of the Foreign
Prior to the formal assembUng the Com
missioners met in their private conference
room and selected Reginald T. Tower of
the British Diplomatic Service, formerly,
attached to the legation at Washington,
and recenUy Minister to Siam, to be sec
retary of the committee.
J. R. Carter, second secretary of the
United States Embassy, and Mr. Pope, a
representative of tho Canadian Govern
ment, were appointed assistant secreta
ries. Lord Chief Justice Lord Alverstone
was suostquenuy cnosen chairman of the
It was announced that oral arguments
would commence September 15, and Lord
Alverstone expressed me nope teat they
would be imsned by October a.
A few minutes otter 11 o'clock the com
mission toolt their seats. Senator Turner
on the extreme right, tnca irotessor Sir
Louis Jette, formerly of the uupenur
court of vtuebec, lieutenant Uoveruor oi
the .Province 01 (jueouc. ana professor ci
civil law; Mr. Hoot. Lord Alverstone, Sen
ator Lodge, A. B. Ayicswortn, wno suc
ceeded the late Justice Armour of Canada
on the commission; Mr. ITOster and Clif
ford Hilton, Canadian Minister of the In
terior. The agents of the respective Gov
ernments sat at desks on tno extreme
right and left of tne commission, wluie
counsel and the stenograpners occupied
aesKs facing tho Commisslonersi
The commission decided to sit Ave days
per week, commencing September 15,anu
excluding Saturdays, and to be in sessiou
from 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. daily, and granteu
permission for a limited numoer of rep
resentatives of the press, to attend the
In order that the presentation of the
cases may be exhaustive, it has been ar
ranged that three of counsel for eacu
Government suall make arguments, Ue
British opening and being followed alter
nately by, Americans and British, the
former securing the advantage of deliv
ering the closing argument.
The commission then removed the in
junction of secrecy on all documents hith
erto exchanged, and the sitting was ad
journed, the Commissioners, agents ana
counsel proceeding to the quadrangle,
wnere they were pnotograpbed.
The documents covering the American
presentation of the case are comprised la
three volumes, making a total of about
eleven hundred pages. In addition, there
are also two volumes of maps. The larg
est of the volumes of text contains, the
original statement by the American Com
missioners, while one of the smaller vol
umes presents the American counter-case
in rejoinder to the British case and the
other the arguments of the American
QUESTIONS AT ISSUE.
In the first volume the questions at is
sue, namely, what Is Intended to be the
point of commencement of the line of de
marcation between the United States and
Canada; what Is the Portland Canal i-what
course the line should take to the en
trance of that canal; to what point of
the fifty-sixth parallel the line should be
drawn from the head of the Portland
Canal, and other familiar questions are
discussed. There also is extensive dis
cussion of the extent of the strip of ter
ritory "along the coast on the mainland
that Russia conveyed to the United States
by the treaty of 1SS7. It appears from the
document that Great Britain concedes
that the line begins at Cape Muzon.
The United States contends that It wra
the Intention of the Powers which signed
the treaty of 1S2S to confirm in full sov
ereignty to Russia a continuous strip of
Usiere along the continental shores of the
northwest coast of America extending
from Portland Canal to the one hundred
and forty-first meridian of .longitude west
of Greenwich, and that such strip was to
be ten marine leagues measured from the
heads of all gulfs and other anna of the
Continued on Faze Two.
t SIR THOMAS LIPT0N MAY VISIT .
REPUBLIC SPECIAL. J f
New York; Sept 3. Sir "Thomas Upton taW to-night tiflt ha pro-
ably will go West next week, first Ylsitiiig Chicago oh business. Latey '4i
It Is expected that be will go to St Louis and Bostoa before returning 1
home. The start for England probably will be- made In two, week. i
Sir Thoma.i said that he would challenge again immediately If he
could only find a designer to riTal Herreshoff.- Ho-caidlf anybody ,.
should challenge he would aid them all he .could.. Be added that-If ihe
ever does-try again to, lift the.-cup it -ffUlOfe Wlt&i. l&oa jBiaati j
"Shamrock rv." H& has faith tath sasw.1 .1 A
LAND FIRST MADE IN 1898.
Firemen Rescue Occupants of L"o-
cust Street House Who Are
Overcome by Smoke.
CARRIED DOWN ON UDDERS,
Occupants .of Lodging A"parf
, men ts Overcome-WheaflFound "
But Soon Are R6
.vived Mrs. Marion Erfer and her brother.
Gustav Frese, were nearly suffocated be
fore they were rescued from the turning
building at No. S Locust street at 12:30
o'clock this morning. They were asleep
on the third floor of the building.
Patrolman Little, who discovered tho
fire, on being Informed that persons were
sleeping in the building, hurriedly went
through and found Mrs. Erfer and her
brother asleep. He notified the firemen
and they were taken down a ladder by
Truckman Lnnham of Company No. 6.
Both were unconscious but soon revived.
L. E. Forrest of the American Circula
tor Company was found asleep In the ofc
flee at No. 913 Locust street and was tak
en to the street. He soon regained con
William Frese was awakened by thfl
noise of the firemen and made bis escape
by crawling down a ladder In the rear of
The origin of the fire Is unknown. The
stocks of the Columbia Steam Packing'
Company and Imperial Repair Company
wero damaged by smoke and water. The
fire, was soon extinguished.
SERIOUSLY HURT BY CAR,
Jack Stran Rendered Uncon
scious by Fall.
A man who gave his name as JacJt
Straw, but who became unconscious be--fore
he had .given his address, fell. In at-
tempting to board a Tower Grove car at
Seventh and Pine streets and was badly;
hurt about 5:40 o'clock yesterday after
The motorman of the car did not stop
to see how badly Straw had been Injured
and the. police did not obtain the aamo ci
the crew. Policeman Noonan summoned
an ambulance and Straw was removed to
the City .Hospital. It was found that ha
had sustained two bad scalp wounds, .and
as blood was flowing from his ears, tha
hospital surgeons fear his skull was frac-
FOLK CLUB AT FESTUS, M0.
Jefferson County Democrats
Boom the Circuit Attorney,
. Festus. Mo.. Sept. J. Jefferson Count)
Folk Club No. I was organised her to
night with a 'membership of ISO. It Is
expected that there will be more than 00
members In the crgaalxaUon before the
end of the month.
F. W. Bricksy was elected president and
Herbert Allen, editor of the Festus News,
secretary. The club will boom the St,
Louis Circuit Attorney for Governor.
CITY NEXT WEEK.
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