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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC:. THURSDAY. JULY 28. 1904. " X. y LARGE GAIN IN TRAIN MOVEMENT Terminal Records Show That the Passenger Traffic Has Increas ed More Than 100 Per Cent Since April. DAILY UMOX STATION" TRA MOVEMENT. Outbound. Inuound. Cars. Julv 27 23T, SU .1W April 27 L5 121 1.050 Increase .130 120 1.1M ! Includlnu the shuttle train and sections of the regular trains on an .wcrap.e of 490 trains pass In and out of Union Station every twent-four hours. While this traffic exceeds the traffic of last April by about 2T0 trains a day. pro visions In the way of terminal equipment hivc been supplied for handling 1) trains a day if Ticcessary- In the statement of tho av erase number of trains, pas-sin;; in and out of the station an inadequate idea is Kiven of the amount of traffic pissias to and fro in the termi ral yards uvcrv day, all of which has to be watched and switched to appropriate tracks, Daily estimates furnished by the tower tren snow that there is an average move ment of 13S train, switch engines and work trains, passim; a given point in the jards bct.vcen the hours of 7 and 1p.m. and between the hours of ft and 9 a. m tbe movement amounts to 133. of which nfiy-slx are loaded passenger trains. The entire average movement in the yards In twentv-four hours, passing a given point, u 2J03. nearly five times tho regular pas scarcr traky Txie resular traffic of 49 trains daily means that 2JB cars have to be, moved, as compared with a movement of 1,050 cars in April. IMS. and while this move " merit can be handled with the minimum of delay. It has been found necessary to ifSiie instructions requesting that as far as nossible the arrival and departure of the trains will be distributed throughout the day and not all arrive and depart at the same time in the morning and even-ins- General Manager Robertson of the Ter minal Asoelnllon. in an interview yester day, stated thai delays have been reduced to a minimum and that the congestion which reunited as a result ofthe largo ficight traffic to the Fair and the delays incidental to the improvement work had been cleared out. Mr. Robertson said that the many im provements had been made and the entire complicated tcrmir.il .system was now "nprking smoothly and effectively. Regarding the amount of baggage han dled, the terminal records show that in June 23.7S0 pieces were checked and han dled, while in June. 18, only 95.163 pieces were checked and handled, an increase ot 13.617 for the hist June. 1 HAUVWAT ACCIDENTS DECREASE. Cae of Air Brake Reduced Total of Fatalities. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington. July 27. The accident bul letin which has Just been issued by the Interstate Oommercs Commission, gives ail account of railroad accidents in the TTnited States for the months of January, February and March. 19M, and shows that ilnring thl3 quarter there were 40 passen gers and 1S1 employes killed, and 995 pas sengers and LS02 employes injured, mak ing in all 221 persons killed and 2,797 In jured in train accidents. Other accidents to employes and passengers, not the re spjt of train accidents, bring tho total number of casualties up to UJIi. being 79 passengers and S employes killed, and 1.5M passengers and 10.834 employes in jured. 3"he bulletin shows a gratifying decrease in . accidents, as compared with those re ported in tho preceding bulletin, the total number of persons killed being 91i. and the injured 12.444. ns again.-.t UK killed and 13.319 Injured in the precednig three months. A rnmnarison with the same quarter or )TretttsigiiTa-steeopi8aa'1 H-nM fPCT sQEs.krJed,.Tho total-nunVber of. collisions. ana derailments 'was z,ro, oi w-men -h H02S3 When 'the tongue Is coated, appetite poor and sleep rest less, you will find a few doses of the Bitters will do youwa world of goon. It .tones up the stomach and cures LPCT3 I IMIf Mtlin, 1 Dyspepsia, Vomiting, Cramps and ' liver Troubles. Try a Jwttle. Sitters STEAMBOATS. St. Lonis & Tennessee River Packet Co.'s SPECIAL NOTICE TO World's Fair Visitors. Takft a week's pleasure and absolute retit on en of our steamers. Telephone or call on JXO. C. MASSEXGALE. Agent. tjffkr Mississippi. ----" ....- J -n.nnjTni DIAMONDS LIN I STEAMERS SPECIAL EXCURSION! Metis and berth included, every Wed. and Sat. to Keokuk, la., and return, $6.00. I'or Keokuk, la., STR. QUINCT Iav es every Wednesday and Saturday, 4 p. m. FOR ST. PAUL, JII... Str. DUBUQUEL Saturday. July 30. 4 p. m, Mr. ST. PAUL. Tuesday. AuRurt 2. 4 p. mT fctr. frlDNET. Friday, .vusv.it 5, 4 p. m. From fool of Washington ave. Phone Main 24I7A. ISAAC P. LUSK. Oen. Art. STB. IIEI.I.I: lie r'lMlniiv lXl,L,r?,e harfboat, foot of Market street. Wednesday and Saturday, at 4 p. m.. or Chj-utanqua, West Point, Hamburg-. JlozfeVa and all way landing Music and dancinz aboard. T. O. ULOCK Aaent. Khone: Bell Main 18; KInloch C 22S. , LOWES MISSISSIPPI. "Waa -- .. . M-)l-rru-u-n EAGLE PACKET COMPANY MUmTOURtST EXCURSIONHBHI For Cap Girardeau ard Commerce. Etr 'Capa Girardeau every Mon. and Frl., S p.m. For feu' Genevlev e, St. Marrs and Chester. Str. Bala Jagle. Tues., Tnun. and Eat,, 4 p.m. ILLINOIS RIVERmh Fer, Peoria and Intermediate Points. Str. Grey Eaglo every Wed. and Sat., 4 pm. From dock foot of 1ne Street. Mate 33; Kinloca isita a. w. LETHE. Ast. ST. LOUIS AND TENNE88EE a RIVER PACKET CO. Excursion Season Now Ooen. , "S?i ? rn"rsJ, States: mountain tcenerj-: onN.JU.Ior round trip. Inrtudlnn meal anii berth. Steamer City of Memphi n iff leave Trbarfboat, foot of PJne etreft, llonday. Aucutt 3. at S p- m.. for Ste. Genevieve. St. Mar?. Tierter 'Wlttenben:. Cape-G'.rardeau, Sro Padilcah and all way landing on Ohio. Cum berland and Tenneswe mere, to Waterloo. Ala. Fboces 46A and Allt ' AM- l -JOHN J!. .MASSEXOALE. Aient. t STEAMER CHESTER Eoana Trip. jliJ). Meal and Berth Include yur leave wbarfboat. loot of Locuat at.. TuS days. ThnMday and Saturdai at i d. il. XorCape Girardeau ard ay landlnn. - Pnooe Main 1319: KInloch D acj. '). WM. R. PEN1STON. Axaat. LEE M.E STEAMERS. Td MEMPHIS. SM'-fi.r.i EiXnarillc, t?!: Lonlaville, SlOt Cln , cinnotl, 12i PJtlabnrar, f lfj. lleaT- and berth Included. Cheap trelcht and passenger rate to Cheater, GrantfTower, Cape Girardeau, Cairo. Memphi. Helena, Hot i-Drtns VJcUbunr. Pine Bluff and LJttle Roclc. Ke-rd Merold. FrJdny, Julr 2f B P. M. STACKER LEE, Tuetaiy.'AVijtvurt'J. 5 p. m. From vvjiarfboat. loot of Olive . Phonea-Miln 100SA: KInloch A lit. WrnAVUbltz. ComJvst. JD. M, Cannon, OtaA. collisions and 114 derailments affected pat sengcr trains. The damage to. cars, en gincs ana rosawav uy tnese accmems amounted to X2,2o6.477 The total number of fatalities from fall ing off ears Is 32 per cent less than those reported In the preceding bulletin. This very likely is due to the increased use of air brakes on freight trains, diminishing the necessity for employes in charge of such trains to ride on the tops of box cars. RC5SELL. IIARDIMTS SUCCESSOR. Railroad Official Involved In n. (uesstne; Contest. The naming of the successor of Russell Harding as vice president and general manager of tho Missouri I'aclfic has in volved local railroad officials in a guessing contest. As a matter of fact, the naming of Harding's suecessor would be entirely a lucky guebs, as under the present conditions it Is practically impos sible to say who will get the position. While In the employ of the Missouri Pa cific there are several operating men who. It is believed, could fulfill Mr. Harding's duties in a highly creditable manner. It is generally conceded that these men are too valuable In their present capacities to change, and for that reason Gould will not promote, but will give the posi tion to an official on another line. Among the many named as possibilities is an ollicial of the Mobile and Ohio who. it is said, has proven himself capable of managing the Missouri Pacific This of ficial is a relative of Gould's right-hand man, which is deemed unfortunate for his interest, as Mr. Gould's policy of avoid ing family connections in the personnel of his employes is well known. It is also stated that an operating offi cial of the Texas and Pacific is also con sidered, but he has proven hi, worth as an official of the Texas Pacific to such a. degree that it Is highly Improbable that he will be changed. TICKET RROKERS ARE SLED. Over Fifty Dealers .Undo Defendant In One Case. The Ixulsvlllo and Nashville Railroad Company filed suit In the Circuit Court yesterday against Frank J. Hawkins and fifty other ticket brokers, and others whose names are unknown, to restrain them from dealing In nontran-ferable tickets. The Missluro. Kansas and Texas Rail way Company filed a similar suit yester day against Moses Leizarus and J. Schultc. Bnrllnsrlon Well Represented. President Francis has received a letter from Henry Miller, general sunerlntendent of the Missouri lines of the Chicago. Bur lington and Qulrcy Rallwav Company, stating that the Burlington will partici pate in the observance of Railroad and Transportation Day at the Fair. July 3". and tint employes and their families will be given unlimited transportation to the Fair. .Mr. MeCbesney- Goes to-ABlicvlllc. President W. S. McChesney of the Ter minal Association departed for Asheville, N. C. yesterday afternoon, having been summoned by a telegram stating that his sister-in-law. Mrs. M. Bennett, and her child are dangerously 11L ALBERT C0UTLAS KILLED BY LIGHTNING AT VIROEN. Central IIIIdoIm Suffer From n Se- Tere Rain and Thunder Storm; Crop Much Harmed. KErUBUC SPEC1AI Vlrden, 11L, July 37. During a thunder storm shortly after 4 o'clock this after noon Albert Coutlas, 17 years old. son ot Horace Coutlas, was struck by lightnins and instantly killed while. at work In tho hay field. Another young man by tho name of 'Snodgrass, working near young Coutlas, was rendered insensible for a few hours. LIGHTNING FIRES MANY HOUSES. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Carlyle. 11!., July 27. This locality was viilled by a violent rain and electrical storm this tvenlng. The lightning has cau.-cl unusually heavy losses in the country Passengers on a train to-night counted live flres. at one time between' here and Buxton, which Is four miles west. terCHURCH-rBURNED-TtV GROUND.- v f AC w'BCTAL. Qulncy. 111., July 27. During a rain and hail storm this afternoon lightning struck; the Christian Church at llarcelline. this county, burning it to the ground. The loss Is about COO. HELD PASTORATE 50 YEARS. The Reverend S. D. Givens Dies at Holden. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Holden. Mo. July 27. The Reverend S D. Givens died here last night. He was 72 years old. He had been pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in thla county for nearly fifty years. WITTEN DENNET. Holden, Mo , July 37. Wltten Denney died on his farm, six miles northwest of here, jester day. He was 77 )fars old. MRS. SALLIB STODDARD. Ramsey. 111., July 17. Mrs. Sallie Stoddard. 91 ears old, widow of Judge Fred MOddrd ot this city, died to-day after a long illnen. MISS LULU CRAVENS. Eldorado, 111 , July 17. Miss Lulu Cravens. 17 earn old, formerly of Eldorado, dld Tuesday at the home of her brother In Wentzvllle, Mo. Will be buried near Eldorado Thursday. MRS. MARGARET CONNELL. Milan. Mo , July 17. Mrs. Margaret Connell, SI ears old. died at her home near here to day. She wa a native of Ireland, and had lived in tile same house for fifty years. MRS. MARY E. PILKINGTON. Sedalla, Mo. July 27 Mrs. Mary E. Pltktng ton. wilow of J. M Pilktngton and mother of J. Hnnley Pllklngton, formerly City Collector and Cojnty Recorder, died thl morning av h-r. home In Sdalia. aied 79 ar. Mr. lMiklngton Is survived by th following children: Mrs. John T. Brlckett of Dallas. Tex.; Mrs. W H. Wal lace of St, Louis: Mrs. Patrick O'Connell of. Redalla. J. II. Pllklngton of Trinidad. Colo ; Mrs. M. II. Waters of hi. Louis: Mrs. M. L. Uttleneld of Dallas. Tex., and Vt. B. Pllklng ton, a druggist, ot St. Louis : ' MRS. JULIA WEIZLE. Carlile, 111.. July 17. Mrs Julia Welzlo. wife ot Samuel Wclxle of this city, died this morn. Irg at rer hom hre. Her age was 64 j ears. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon from the family residence MALCOLM STERRETT. Carlile. 111.. July J7 Malcolm Sterrett. while at work on the farm of Thepdore Zieren, was kicked br a hnrs eterda afternoon. Last evening he died from the effect He was 63 v-ars om ann naa uvea in mis lucalltv for mnf vrnir. iuc luucrm win taKe place Thurs day afternoon. MR8. AMELIA BOQUA Hunker Hill, III.. July 17. Mrs. Amelia Bo QUa died" thl morning. 67 vear old. She was a member of the Old Sett lent- Asoclatlon of Macoupin County. Thl place had been her home for more than a quarter of a century NEGRO ELECTED A MEMBER. AVilliam Pickens of Yale Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa. A rent bullet which entered south bound Market street car at Vandeventer avenue, yesterday afternoon, struck Isaac Splgel of No. 1108 Rutger street below the right eye. Inflicting a painful, though not a serious Injury. Where the bullet came from no one was able to learn, nor did any of the passen gers bear the shot. The paengers were startled by a crash of glass and. looking up." Ihey saw Mr. Splgel sink back In his seat and holding' his hand to his face Fortunately the wound "was- not serious, and when the car reached Twelfth street Mr. Spigel was able to go home alone. RUSSIA'S EXHIBIT DELAYED. Recent Contribution to tbe Fair' -ot Vet Unpacked, i The Installation of the Russian exhibits, which arrived recently at the; Fair grounds, has been delayed awaitlruj ne arrival of Benkowltz Gedberg' .and his atsistants, who will unpack theVergodsind attend to the installation. Mr.Se'dberg was expected to rrive yesterday;tmt at a late hour, last ,nlght he,hfrrrnot! called ontho custom, officers. . - , exhibits have been taken' la -various buildings on the arounds., iiosipf '-them will bo lnstaJed In the south pavnton of the Palace of Liberal. ArtiC .JTCose In i"?.0. of ftr;art hlbUs expect the new exhibits will Be especially Interesting. The size of Borne of.the boxes la which the goods are packed Indicate that several oi the painttan are extremely larger TEXAS HOSTESS TO GIVE RECITAL Mrs. Florence Lonp Will I'.e As sisted by Seversil Wcll - "Known Musicians. R0BYN WILL BE ACCOMPANIST. Attaches of the New York Build ing Organize Piker's Club of Vhich All Hold Official Position.. The principal event of the term of Mrs. Florence 1-ong of Hcaumont a1 hostess at the Texas" building will take place this afternoon in the form of a s-ong recital and reading, followed by an Informal re ception, in which phu will be assisted by othe: Texas Indie.. The recital will bo given by Jlrs. I,. I, Joter of Tjler. who is considered one of the llne.-t singers of the Ione Star State; Sirs. T. K. Hcdrick of St. l,ouU, but a former Texan, reader, and Alfred G. Robyn, aecompani-n. One of Mrs. Jester's selections will be "It Was a Dream," by Itobn. the St. Ioui com poser, who, as an especial compliment to the Texas lady, is appearing as an ac companist. Mrs. Jester will ,-ilt.o sing -"A L'ne Fiancee," by Ferrari, "Berceu.e." by Holmes; "May Day," by Walthcw; "Habanera, Carmen." by Bizet, and 'Tell Me Wh the Hoses Are So Pale," by Tschaikowsky. Piano recitali wete the attraction- at the Texas building c-,U-rday afternoon. Theodora Sturkovv and Wilbur I. Mac Donald of Dallas gave a two-piano t.n sembio recital, while another performer on that instrument was Mrs. Hattie 1U guei ol Tyle:. Sniffs Mission Brigade of Alleghany, Pa., will visit the Pennsylvania building to-morrow morning to pay their respects to the famous Liberty Bill. Headed by the Grand Army of the Kepublic Band of Alleghany, the boys will parade to the State Pavilion In a body. An exhibition drill will be given In front of the building, and then the Brigade will pass, single file. in iront oi me Den. October 1 has been set apart as Indian Territory Day at the Fair. The Commis sioner in charge, F. C Hubbard, is mak ing an effort to Increase tho exhibit until it is as complete as it can be made on the lirst day of October. There will be more Indian Territory people at the Fair on that day than any other. An arrangement has been made w hereby thu Mayor of each town of Importance will have, some lady from his town to assist in the receiving line at the Ttrritory building. Commis sioner Hubbard is taking other means of creatine interest, and a general desire in Ms own country that Indian Territory Day De maae one or interest to outsiaers as well as to those who have helped to make a creditable exhibit from the Territory. AsTndian Territory will assist in the cele bration of Oklahoma Day on September 6. so will Oklahoma participate in the exer cises on Indian Territory Day. In -nil correspondence sent out from tho Rhode Island building, inclosed therewith is a card calling attention to the fact that Rhode Island Day at the World's Fair will he October 5. Executive Com missioner Georce N. Kincsburv having In augurated this prace at the opening of the 7nositlon Rhode Island Day at the Columbian Exposition was marked by a. targe atienaance, ana commissioner Klngsnury is preparing a programme lor "Little Rhodl's" Day. which he states will outshine any other special events, with the exception of St. Louis Day. ' Indiana Is endeavoring to prove that the literary hub of the country has been re moved from Puritan New England to Hoosler Indiana, and much documentary evidence Is presented. A collection of books by Indiana au thors and original manuscripts and draw ings for illustration have been collected and presented, and arranged In the State Pavilion, under the supervision of Mrs. May Wart in Dunn, herself a llterarv wom an, who, under the title of Supervisor of Art and iLterature, may be called the art and literary hostess of the Indiana build ing. The atmosphere of art is heavy about the building, for the large number of paintings by Indiana artists have been arranged in artistic manner under the di rection of an art committee. The liter ary tresures re dlplved in net frmes, hung in room cspecilly rrnged for their set ting. "Tho Filters' Club." composed of at taches of the New York State building, is the latest World's Fair organization. When the association was first organized everjbody wanted to be an oillcer. and they were all accommodated, no one be ing a plain member. No regular time Is set for the meetings, but pay day has been selected as tho date for the monthly af fairs of the club. "Glen Island" Carney 1s the piker in chief, while his "roial scribbler" Is "Trolly Dodger" Smith. "Farmer" Smith is the postmaster to the pikers, and his under dog Is "Sir Walter" Scott. The "official bouncer" Is "Freckles'' Casey, and "Old Sport" Young and "Old Sleuth" Bingham are tho "My cops." "My Papa" Arms is councillor to the pikers; "Prickly Heat" Stover, "office boy"; "Lawn Tennis" Willis, hostess; "Deacon" Helenkamp. "official sampler of spirits", and '-Sorrel-top" Randt. "the red piker." The title of "ladles' man" of the pikers belongs to "GlralTc" Husey, wphilo "Sag-.-" Lobesiere Is the "ollicial chape rone." "Fuzzy" O'Gorman is known as the "pill roller" and "Slipper'" Hlxson is officially designated as "the knocker." The latest guest at the Indian Territory building is Louisiana, who arrived at the State pavilion yesterday and will remain as'long as she desires. Louisiana is a wee bit of a kitten, discovered in the building b3- Executive Commissioner Hubbard. The feline, which was christened Louisiana in honor of the great Exposition, receives ev ery attention and will henceforth bo known as the official mascot of the Indian .territory ouiiaing. Jlrs. Emma Nuckols, one of the host esses of the Missouri building, gave a box party at the Boer War last evening In honor of Mrs. Samuel Middleton and Miss Louise Robertson of Baltimore, nieces of Mrs., Parks Fisher, hostess of the Mary land building. Eight guests were present. DCJiXAVAJiT ELECTED PRESIDENT. Exposition Concessionaire Appoint, Colin Selph Pre Representative. John J. Dunnavant was elected president of the Exposition Concessionaires' Asso ciation last night at a called meeting In the cafe of Paris on the Pike. Mr. Dun navanfa election was to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of H, F. Mc Garvie, who has been appointed by the Exposition management Chief of Spcial Exploitation. LMr. Dunnavant Is largely Interested In the World s J air. having several Important concessions on the grounds. He also has dene a great amount of the construct! in work. He Is the originator of the special exhibit day celebrations, which have been taken up by the Exposition management. Colin Selph. editor and publisher of the World's Fair Bulletin, was appointed chairman of the Press Committee. Mr. Selph will be the personal representative of the association Jn Its dealings with the local and outside newspapers. "" To DIspIar Ancient Art. The, B. F. Bengulat Palace of Ancient Art, European and Oriental, will be opened to the general puhllc August 5. Professor Halsey C. Ives will haya charge of the dldlcatory exercises. The building. OTxJOxSO feet, contains n. collection of European and Oriental art, which includes subsldary collections ot laces, textiles, tapestries. Oriental shawls, rugs, paintings, porce-, lain. Jewels, Ivories, gems and many other articles. HAPPENINGS IN ILLINOIS CITIES UNO TOWNS SAY BILL WAS NOT I PASTOR RESCUES LEGALLY PASSED! BANK CASHIER AttoriK'.vs for Company Seek to Compel Penitentiary Commis sioners to Continue Furnisli in; Convict Supplies. The first legal tilt over tho ques tion of whether an act of the Legisla ture will annul an eisting contract, as applied directly to the convict labor law recently pissed in Illinois, was on in Edwaidsvlllf yesterdaj Som" time ago an attempt was miiie to secare an In junction at Pontiac to restrain the Re formatory Commissioners from ob-ervlng the mandate of this act, but It failed. Ten dajp ago. in the Randolph County Circuit Court. Judge B. R. Burroughs, on application of the Menard Manufietunng Company, grunted a temporary injunc tion restraining the Commissioners of the Southern Illinois Penitential- at Chester from violating their lontract with the con cern. A motion to dissolve the injunction was made through the Attorney General's of iue, and came up for hearing In Edwards viile jesterday before Judge Burroughs. Representing the State was Attorney E. S Smith of Springfield, lirst assistant to Attorney Central H. J. Hamlin. On the side of the. company were Judge T A. Jloran. for thirteen and one-hait ears presiding officer in the Circuit anil Appellate courts of Chicago; Attorney Ralph E. Sprigg of Chester, and Attorney Edward Bolf of Chicago J. McClure of Carlinville, one of the Penitentiary Com missioners, and E. W. Abrarns of Chester, secretary-treasurer of the Menard Manu lacturing Company, were onlookers. On the part of the applicant the conten tion was that the act passed by the last Legislature nullifies the practice as soon as effective. The altornes for the com pany averred that a co'ilract never had been terminated by act of L?cisl iture, that that power i)cs not exist and that tlm Commissioners must continue to fur nish supplies to the company as hereto fore. They further contended that the oill was not legally passed, not bearing the signature of the Governor, Speaker of the House, or President of the Senate. The law over which the trouble a-oso was passed at the last session of the Gen eral Assembly and became effective the first of this month. The contract under which tho Commissioners had been fur nishing hollow castings to the company does not expire until July J, 1905. GUT AWAY WITH HORSE. Hold Trick SoeceeiU, but Thieves Arc C'npturcd. Two well-dressed strangers tried to rent a vehicle at the livery stable of C. E. Lowe, but found all the best carriages out. Tney sauntered around the square and separated George CrccVcr had been out to the Driving Park exercising his fast bay, and alighted at the Lcland Hotel on his re turn at 11 o'clock for a chat with some friends They were seated In front of the hotel -when the stranger came along. Jumped Into the buggy. ,md before any of them could meve was driving out of town at a rapid gait. A block away his com tade appeared from tlTe shadows about St. John's Church and jumped Into the buggy. Officers scoured the county in different directions. At 10 o'clock esterdj morn ing a telephone message was received stating that men and buggv had been cap tured at Mount Olive, in Macoupin Coun ty. Chief of Police Argnlus Stubbs went there last night to bring the prisoners back. .RRO AD WHITE WOMAX TO WED Cleric Reluctantly lmiuefi License Priest Refuses tu Perform Cereiuunj. Samuel 9. Fields, a negro, 37 years old, and Mis s Annie L. Fendlcr. a w hlte wom an of St Louis, who owned to 42 years, were granted a license to marry at Ed wardsville last night. " Clerk Edward Feutz Issued the license unwillingly, but remembered an experience he had about a ear ago, when a similar couple appeared, and the woman, on his refusal, dared him to find an thing against It in the Illinois statutes. No limitation of the kind can be found. Th couple lat night took the license and went to St. Boniface Catholic Church, where the woman said she was a mem ber of St. Malach's Parish, in St. Louis, and asked the priest to marry her. He refused, and they left town on the next car. Jerscj Hlc Ante. Mr antl Mrs. Jam's Co'tclla cf Denver, Colo, are the quests of relatives. Christopher Lochr cf Klsah. HI., Is the cuest of D. J Murphj. The funeral of Israel Evans took place es fnlav afternoon at 2 o'clock at th home liunai was !n Oak Grove Cemeterj Th Itev eiend pi. irn t'alt ofnclattsl i Peter Ujan of St. Louis is a visitor in Jer sejvillc. ' W L. behneMer ha- returned to St. Louis after visltlni; J JI Ueatt. Juice A. M. slatcn was. a visitor In bt. Louis yesterday. Professor and Mrs C. W, Henry have re furred to Maiyvlllc, Tenn , after visiting rela tives r-William Catt of Burtnell, HI., is a visitor In Jerseyvllle. Mr. and Mrs William G. Burnett are en tertalninn Mr. and Mrs. Luther Smith of Mon roe. La. Louis Chance of Litchfield, III . is the cuest of relatives. r. bmeney of Oakland. Cal . is a visiter, A party of Jer)vllle people have eosc to tho Otter Creek Hintfng and Pishing Club house for a week's outing The pirty comlts of Mr an1 Mr L. P Hqulres. Mr. and Mrs. Alex. P. Pitt. Mrs. Udwin S. Hjkc and M.ss Hehh. Alton Xotcs and Personal. Mr and Mr, llenrv E. Mills departed jes terday f.ir San Diego, cal . after visiting friends In Upper Alton. The Reverend and Mrs G. W". Stretch of Upper Alton have returned' from Greenfield. Joseph Tiudde pave a private dancing party last evening at his home north of Upper Al ton. It M. Mather of North Alton has gone to Brighton. Ill Mr. and (Mrs John Glabrcner of Xew bern. III., areMhe Rucsta of North Alton rela tlver. The members of the Kramer bvsebalt team will go to Hardin. 111., t-unday to play tho team from that place for a purs of $30 a side and the championship ef Madisoi. and Calhoun counties. The BeaH Bros. baehall team will go to Eldlcd, III.. Sunda to play. Professor Iuis Rleg has resigned aa or ganist at SB. Peter and Paul's Cathedral, to accept a position as Instructor In St. Anthon'f College at Qulncy, 111. The funeral of Mildred llacen. th vnnnir daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jam's Hagen. whos death occurred la"t Sunday evening, took place vesterday afternoon at the home In Bolle street. Burial wa In the City Cemetery. M. N Williams of Washington. D. C. Is a visitor in Alton The Rev erend F. W Edgen of Bunker Hill. 111.. Is a visitor in Alton Arthur Schmoeller of Delllvan, I1L. Is the guest of relatives. Oscar Muetzen has gone to Iogansport, Ind Arnold Jacobv has gone to Rockbridge, lit, after visiting friends. William Lancaster of Alton has returned from a tour of the South. W. F. Carr ot Alton has gone to Kansas City. Mo. Captain D R Spark is the guest of rela tives at Ltchneld. III. 11 G. McPIke has returned from Coving ton, Ki. The Reverend Doctor D. E. Bushnell. pastor of the Twelfth totreel Cumberland Presto terfan Church, lias gone to Greenfield. Mo., to fill a lecture engagement of two weeks at tho Green field Chautauqua. Mr. 'and Mre. Frank Lelcht of Boston. Mas , are visitors in Upper Alton. John Blackmore has returned to Buffalo, N. T.. after visiting friends. E. A. Smith of Rosslyn. Wash . Is th guest cf relatives. Mr. and Mrs. George Savage have returned from Chicago. Mr. and Mr. G. A. Joestlng- have returned from a tour of the East, x F. C Reihl has gone to Charleston, III. J. A. Lynn baa returned from Fairfield HI. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Dtdlake have gone to Eldorado Sprlnzs, Ka. 3. J. Mullen will depart to-day for Atlantic City, N. J., to attend a wa;e -conference be-tve-n the jrlassbtow-er and manufacturer of the United! Stater, air. Mullen will be one of the representative of tho blower at the plant of the llllnol Glass Company. Mr. and Mr. E. W. JBedison of Stanberry, Mo., are visitor In Alton. Mr. and Mr. William Afr have returned to Ottawa, III., after visiting friends. The Jolly, Ebc Social Club of North Alton will give a dancing party this .evening at Ore rath s Girder- - . , . "The I.everend William Tai'sous Saves Albert Wilson From Drowning I5oat Overturns in Swift Current. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Chnutaunua, III.. July 27 The Reverend William Parsons, pastor of the Tirst Pres byterian Church "at Sparta. HI., heroically re'cutil Albert Wilson, cashi-r of the Bank of .'liarta. Iat evening on the MNsourl shore, across the -Mississippi Kiver from Chautauqua Mr. Parsons is entertaining Wil'on and also B M. Su'llvan of Topeka, Kan., at his cottage Vesterday evening they hired a boat and started for a point on the Mis souri shore behind rortase Island. Mr. Parson wa-, attired onl in his bathing suit, while liis guests wore their street clothes. As tlieir.skllT neared the Missouri shore thev ran Into the Fnited States river improvetmnt fleet, which is con structing ,t willow mattK-'s at that point for a dike near Klsah On account of two barges being anchored off the shore the current was very swift and they were not able to make any headway. Finally, thev caught a rope which connected the two harges and attempted to take the skiff to shoie by running It along the rope, handover-hand 1 hev lirsrfl f-nnn hi, a r- toot when the skiff received a sudden swirl and turned over. 'All three men were thrown Into the river Wilson could not swim and Sullivan tould swim but little. Mr. 1 arsons, however. Is a trained athlete and a fine swimmer A Wilson's head ap peared above water. Mr I'arsons grabbed him with one aim and with a strong stroke made for the rope, and after a struggle re-ached the rope and. grabbing it. hung fust with his companion in his other arm. In the mrantlme. Sullivan had gone under and when his head reached the surface he saw the upturned skiff in the current a few feet awaj He made for t and rlune fast w hlle tho current carried It svviftlv down stream. While the three men were struggling In the water the crew on the Government boat started for their recue and brought them aboard vvltlilit a few minutes. ATHLETIC IJW AT CIIALTAUatA- Spt-clnl Prorrrnininc of Events Given Imlcr .1. K. .Mocker's Direction. BCI-UBLIC SPECIAL. Chautauqua, ill., July T,. To-day was Athletic Day at the Piisa Chautauqui Assembly. The special program of ath letic events was given under the direction of Professor J. F. -Mocker of the North Side Young Men's Christian Association in St. Louis. Preceding the special ath letic programme. Interesting sessions were held by a number of tho schools. The St?X ?l uS?th d'scussed "Nature -Methods In the Sickroom." under the direction of Doctor Paulson. The Schol of Domes tic Science discussed "The Funcy Work of Cooking, with demonstrations of desserts cakes, ices and confections. .Merry's Orchestra, agisted by Miss Mat-f"- soprano, gave a concert at 1:15 o'clock ..his afternoon in the tabernacle, and a second concert this evening at 7: o'clock. The athletic events began at 2:15 o'clock. The following events were given: i3'5aS? la!h. tor young men-Tim. y .c ,Sh3 ,ilrf!' IL tuerbrunn of bt Louis, sec ord. B. Haynie of St Iyiuls. """. 'e. vv 5frs..d!lth t"V5',-J"ne. T seconds First. cooriViU1 St uis- 'a- J s05,Vo ra?e f,or Iadl5-Flrst, Miss May John Alton second. Miss Grace Tcrrm of BIcjcIe race, one-quarter of a mile Time 37 Sn?n rt.Ch?rIs Van 'ire'Se of Rotlnl son III si-ond. II Christopher of St Louis KO-iard dash for men-Time. 15 eSnd, first. M r Braun cf St. Louts: second." Doctor ofUs" ".m.rlnS"cM' in- ,hlrd- M' sSS cV-f;0'"? c,oat"J- between teams rom Plata Prrlnjs Hotel and Hotel Chautafiqua. win ner. 1-lasa Springs Hotel ' " ml T" ----- - "fc Illicit Pllll ; """. .- iur oung men nttv vards. iime. ui second' First. D. Stewart of Louts: second. tL t5arhflrt nf ; t,mi. ft' Tub race for bovs-Klrst. u. Hajnie of St. Louis; second. T. Hagabusch of St. Luls. bwimmlng under ater for men Klrst. "V Newcomb of St. Louis. 70 feet, second. A r' caTerTw'fee't". LU"'' " tM' th'rd' W' K IM 'jards snlmmlng contest First. W F Lancaster. 49 seconds; second. X. Newcom'b ;i seconds, third. A. K. Foester. 53 seconds Judces-Doctcr G M Park of St Louis Pro- (v-,s?f J-.' . MoJk,'r cf M' H"",8 and I'rotessor V. D eelej of Vlncennes. Ind Starter-Professor J. W. Kirkpatrlck of St. Louis. ..TlmST-rrf""or w r sta"" of Nebraska v.ni. 310- neferte Doctor O Nuss of SI. Lnu This evening a fencing contest was given in the tabernacle between 1'rofevsor J F Mocker and Doctor O. Nuis. both of St. Louis' """" J. A. Hanna of Alton was a visitor at Chautauqua to-dav. Mrs. George Hewitt of Alton entertained friends at dinner at Hotel Chautauqua to day. The party Included Mrs. II. JI Schweppe and Miss Plat tof Alton, and -Mrs George Balc und Miss Tansey of St. Louis. Professor H. S. Weston of Jacksonville, III, was a visitor at Chautaqua to-day. Among the guesta at Hotel Chautauqua are H. H. Wright of St. Louis, E. S. Ter ry. J. M Malcolm and E. S. Hagen of .111011; -u?s .ujiiiue ierry or .l?an, HI.; Doctor H. K. Barnett of Upper Alton, and Isaac D. Snedeker of Jersevville. To-morrow- the principal lecture will be given In the afternoon on "Wheel Tracks of a King." by J. Andrew Holmes, and in the evening a concert will be given by the Ottirbelr. Male Quartet. SEVKIIAL III'IIT I. ACClnE.TS. Womnn nml Three .Men Susfnln In juries In East bt. Louis. Mrs. W. Wilson, proprietress of a rooming-house on the second floor of No. 10J Colllnsvlllc avenue. East St. Louis, fell from the porch on the second floor to the ground, a distance of thirty feet yes terday afternoon. The banister on the porch gave vvay when she leaned against it. Mro. Wilson was removing to No. 531 State street and had a bundle of trayh in her hands, which she Intended to throw into the lot In the rear of the house. She fell on top of the wood, which acted as a spring board, and it Is believed saved her life. She was carried to Doctor Motller's office, where It was found that she had suffered Internal Injuries, scalp wounds, broken Angers and had lost all of the teeth in tne front part ot her mouth. She was removed to St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Wilson has two children, girls, aged 15 and 4 cars. Her husband is In Minneapolis, Minn. She came to East St. Louis In March from Terrc Haute. Asa Jones, a stableman for Swift & Co. at the National Stock Yards, was kicked in the stomach yesterday afternoon by a horse. Doctor Charles F. Wilhemj, who attended him, stated last evening that his Injury is serious and may prove fatal. Jones Is at the Henrietta Hospital, lie is 45 years old and married. A bottle containing nitrlo acid exploded wuue iiocn iiorstmann. a cierK in Mer kei drug store at Fourth and Converse avenue. East St. Louis, was handling it vesterday. The acid was showered on his hands and arras and severely burned him A box' fell on James Colllns's left hand while he was at work at the Chicago and Alton freight sheds vesterday. The fingers and hand were badly mashed. . : KBS lUVE I DIlitlTLESS EVES. John Chrlatman Will Wed Miss Ward Despite Her Blindness. Announcement of the engagement of Mls3 Jeanette Ward of Alton to John Chrlstman of Upper Alton has been made. The marriage will probably take place within a few" weeks. Several monthn ago Miss Ward was seized with an affliction of her eyes. The couple were engaged to be married be fore her affliction became known. After several months of doctoring with special ists, both In St. Louis and Chicago the physicians have told the young lady that she will be permanently blind. Notwith standing the great affliction Mr. Christ man han Insisted upon the marriage tak ing place. Miss Ward Is the daughter of Mr?. Mary Valentine, whose death oc curred at her home in Tremont street last week. I Enst St. Loals Items, e-Ben F. Fly of Enst St. Ljijls jesterday en tered suit for divorce in the Circuit Court at pellevllle from Maggie A. Flj He allege de sertion. Fred Hamlll of No. 1105 Missouri avenue yesterday received by mall a J5 bill Inclosed in a plain envelope. He say that ho does net know of anjene who owe him that much money and cannot account for It. Ml Lesnore Stephens of Pennsylvania ave nue tntsTtalned frltnd at cards Tuesday even ing In honor ot Miss Elsie Johnson of Chicago.' WE NEVER S4S V Is. 2 n?Vw ..a OUR 6UARANTIE IS Not a DoSlar $12.50 In view of special offr to charge only one-half of our tegular fee for curing those who ore now undergoing treatment elsewhere and are dissatisfied provided they come to us before August 1 1901. For instance, if vou are afflicted with ciih-r Piles, Vnricocele, Hydrocele, Stricture or Nervous Decline, our charge for curing either of which, without an complication. Is J23.00. we will cure ou for XXL'J) and accept the money in any vvay OU may wlh to pay. We will also cure contagious Illood Poison for 125 CO. which Is Just half our regular fee. Driuoio nicaaCQQ Newly contracted cases cured. All burning and I"rlVeJt,e UiaOOOCa. itching. Inflammation and unnatural weakness stopped In 24 hours: cures fTectd In 1 davs. CO.-vSlI.TATIO.-V FHEE ll I.VWTEI). Write, if ou cannot call. All cor- resnondence strlctlv confidential and all replies sent In plain envelopes. Office T, ft . n ; n m VVftl ln?S 6 -fI tfl R Art Slind.r, n flO n m A 14 ........ I1UU13-J a. 11. tV, 1'. " -.--- -.-,-'. - DR. MEYERS & -The Cbloriil Club gave a fiance at rrlestrrs Pari. last nicht. Acree Ipun New Voting Plnre. The commlttoea of the St. Clair Count Poard of Supervisors and the Belleville City Council yestirday agreed on the lo cation for six new voting precincts in Belleville, winch will give each ward ex cept the Fifth two polling pl.i'es. t'he additional number of polling places in the seven vvaids of the city wa- made nn.es sary by its increased growth. Driving Club Itaors. The Horsemen 's Driving Club of Belle ville, winch gave several meetings last year, will give its first thl" ear at the Billcvilli. Fair Grounds Sunday Three events are on the programme, a gren lmrse rare. .1 J-!0-class race and a free-for-all trot. G'rurcc Itotlivv filer Missing. The Belleville police have been asked to locate George Rnthv elitr. a teamster, who has been missing from his home since Monday morning. H's wife and four chil dren are greatlv worried over his absence. H was employed by a Belleville concern, and Saturday night drew- ail of the money that was coming to him. He was last seen Monday morning at 5:3) o'clock. Improvement Contracts I.ct. The Belleville Biiard of Improvements yesterday let contracts for pavements and sewers for High, Church and Jackson streets, to JlcCabe & Co. and Hill & Gaj nord of East St. Louis. McCabe & Co. obtained the Church and Jackson streets contracts. Spend Honcmon in Jail. Sirs. Rosa Coin of near Shlloh Vallc is spending her honeymoon in the Belle ville Jail on two warrants sworn out by Alexander JIaule. One charges her v.itn a statutory offense and the other with having threatened Mrs. Maule's life. Mrs. Coin was married Monday evening in East St Louis to Charles Coin. She will have a. hearing this morning. RODE TO FAIH fl.V CLI.TIVATOH. AVilliam Hojt Fulled Ills Wife and Child From llollne, III. Hitched to a sulky cultivator, William Hoyt pulled his wife and their l-ear-o!d son all the way from Moline. 111., to the. World's Fair, arriving c?terday morning. Mr. Hoyt set out upon a wager June 27 and covered the distance ot 315 miles in jut one month, thus winning his bet of Jl.CW. and incidental- obtaining experi ence which, he said, he would not have missed for any amount. The roads traveled were rough and necessitated frequent steps. Farmers along the route had been advised of the coming of the Hoyts, and -vied with one another in entertaining the novel travelers. Mrs. Hoyt said esterday that, apart from stiff limbs, they are none the worse for their experience, excepting, of course, that her husband Is tirtd. RIVER NEWS. Rise and Fall of the Rivers For 24 hours ending at 7 a. rn. fct. Louis, July C7. 1J.M. Stations. Danecr.Uauge.CcanEe. riltsburg r0 3.S 0.0 I'arkersburg 3.0 5.'1 . Cincinnati S.v e.o -0 5 Louisville -S.tl l.r -0.4 ashville 4-i 4 30 u.u Chattanooga 53.0 I 1 "0.1 Florence l.o u.3 -v.l Johnsonvllle n.'J l. -tf..' Evansvllle 35.0 7 7 -0.5 st ram li.o ;.; -o.i. Dubuque U 0 4.7 "m Wavtniort 15.0 l.o r Keokuk 15.0 4. J -0.5 Hannibal 15.0 S.2 0J rWardstown 1S.0 !. -0.1 Urafton zi.tt 3 -0 6 Omaha H. 9 J -0.2 Kansas City M.O 15.: -0.3 Glasgow 15 0 .... Hconvllle 2.0 13.2 -nj Hermann 24 0 13.1 -o.b St. Louis 3') 'I K.I -0.1 Chester 30.0 13 1 -0 3 Cairo 45.0 21.2 -0.8 Memphis 33.n is.0 -1.1 Little Uock 23.0 12.'. -I.J Vlckfliurt 45 n 31 9 -" 2 Bhreveport 2S 0 T.J " 0 New- Orleans 15 0 12.7 0.0 Rise. -Fall. EDWARD H. EOWIE. . Local Forecast Official. River Forecast. Rivers in the bt Louis district will fal slowly during the next 21 houw. River and Business, The harbor cauge jesterday showed 16 7 ftct, a fall of .7 of a foot in 21 hours. Business along the wharf yesterdaj- was good All boats coming In carried good eargovs of wheat and merchandise. I'asenser trade was above tho averace. the excursion boats car rying large numbers of pleasure ?ekers to Jefferson Barracks and Montesano. The weather was fvlr and warm. Fresh brcies from the north made the river excursions exceptionally pl;asnt Tn-Da)l's Weather. Partlv- cloud- with probable thunder show ers, variable winds, little change in tempera ture. Arrtv ed India Givens Spread Eagle Chester fit' of Providence Corwin H. Spencer ...Loner Mississippi A'ton Cape Girardeau Excursion Excursion Departed. Spread Eagle Grnfloa Grej- Eagle Peoria Sidney St. Paul Belle of Calhoun Hambu-E Citj- of Savannah .Tennessee River Kennedy Missouri River India Givens Lower Mississippi Corwin H. Spencer Excursion Cltj of Providence Excursion . Arrivals To-Dsy, Ferd Herald - Memphis Raid Eagle , Cheater and St. Marjs Spread Eagle Grafton Cape Girardeau Commerce India Given Lrwer Mississippi Departures To-Day. Spread Eagle A'ton Bald Eagle Cheater and St. Marjs River Itinlto Drevltle. The Kennedy departed vesterdaj on her rcs nlar weekly trip up the Missouri River. The Spread Eagle for Alton had a rood trip of passenger and a fair freight yesterdaj-. Tho Ferd Herold will arrive to-day from Memphis and depart Friday for the sarao point. Sale Ten Million M The BEST HOT WEATHER sflEMSlME , CANDY CATHARTIC Ke. Ktvate' PREVENT ALL SUMMER BOWEW TROUBLES! FAIL A MAN We Promise Nothing but What We Can Fulfill. We are Skillful Workers and Honor able Helpers. Our Practice' is Founded on Twenty-four Years of Actual Experience in Special Private Work Among Men. OUR CURES ARE THOROUGH, CERTAIN AND PERMANENT. Need Be Paid UNTIL CURED. there being so many afflicted with private chronic and pelvic dieases who are treating with quack specialists and Inexperienced physicians wiltw out recelvin g any benellt we have decided to make a .. w.v-w. Hb.,.UUJ. ,is- 1. ,,. t 1 IIUIJJI, CO., N. W. Cor. Broadway and Market, St. Louis. Mo. Sh will make onn-ctlon at Cairo with one'o'f Au. !-' ,Jne "fearier for all iwlnts up tto Ohio fllver to ("fncinratt -The steamer citj f Srsvainah departed yes terdav with a roo.1 trip of freight and passrii cei" she transfers frelsht and panser at J-aducah for polrf tip the OMo Hlver in Pitts, l.urg. irotng henelf up the Tennessee River vi Waterloo, Ala -The Stacker I.e will ave MempMs to morrow for .st lus. arrivlns here ilonday. she will carrj man) World's fair tourist". The Blanche, which the phillipps Bro. bought tome time aso to put into the Calhoun (.ounty tradt. errlvcl with her flt consign ment of wheat Tuesday evening, tfht: had l." sacks The nald nagle is eipectej In to-day from. Chester and bt Marjs she will depart this afternoon at 4 o'cloek for the fame point. The Caie (lirardcau will arrive to-day from Comtnene with a full trip ot Irelcht and pas sengers She will depart at 5 p m to-morrow. The Itussrl Itrd Is elected to arrive Satur day from the mouth of tne Yazoo Uiver wlthra large low of railroad ties The Dubuque will arr've from M Paul tomorrow- with a full list of passengers. The India Givens brougot in nearly .) sacks of wheat jesterday. Captain s'amud CritchfleM. an old river man. who 1 well known on the Missouri and I-ower Mlsi.iseli.ul. left fct. '.mils jesterday for Leavenworth, where he will take a position as chief engineer on the excursion steamer bt. Joe. -The Cray Eagle departed jesterday for lVoria with a goetf list of passenger and a fair freight. By Telegrnph. REPUBLIC SPECIAL5! Cairo. TIL. July 27 Gaut" reads 21.0, showing a fall of 6 during the last 21 hours Weather fair and wami The Jllodoc arrived from tbe Lower Miselss-ppl at 11 p m. and cleared for the Upper Ohio at 1 p. m The Fred Herold arrlveu from Memphis at 12:30 a. m. and cleared for St. Louis at laO a Tn. The Herman Paepcke arrived from the Lower Mississippi at 3 a. m with tew- cf logs rhe Gondola cleared for th9 1'l'Pcr Ohio at 10.2 a. m The Stacker Le ae nved from M. L-uis at 12:15 p. m. and cleared ror Memphis at 2 p m- The l'ck Fowler male her usual trip Memphi- Tenn.. Julr 27 -River stands 18 feet. a fjll of 1.1 In the lest 21 hour-. The Lucille Now land, having been delajed. cot away at 8.30 a. m. for Little Roek. The Delta departed at e:30 p m for Vlcksburg. The Georgia Lee de parted at 5 p m for rrlar's Point. The Robert L. lye de pvrted sit 5 p. m. for Ashport. Re ceipt" by river to-t'ay were 10 bales cotton an! 11 bats seed cotton. Paducah. Kj.. July 27. The saUKe read S.5 reet and falling o-ie Inch of rain fell In th last 21 hours. The Dick Fowler to Oilro. Thi &. Fowler to Evan-vllle. The Tennessee ro va,tl , The ib Dudly to the Cumberland, i If Smith, official ots-rrtr at Cairo. Is hero to-day looking after the Government gauge and wopertj w'eitf i'r" ". '' " Gauge 11.5 and falling, weather cloudy and worn. Boats down: Tbs K,"ifi "iCjf""'. U. " m : 'hetrr. 12 mldnlg.1t: Bald Eagle. 4.20 a. m.. Nick Sauer and barge! 0. m Up: The Bald Eale. n n. m : Nlci SheU1,11 5arR'' '"i '" Conquest and barge ?Lw?fa,JsJC " Th tape Girardeau, jrerd Herrld and Chester are due up. , Burllnctcn. la. July 27 -River Is 3 'feet sti H2 ' '""--water r-ark. a fall of j2 i ?.- ea'her e'ear and cooler. The J -s? muPtnrT,m ,S!i'"0 Vlh an excursion. The "mmKeaokuk.le ia Prt- " H",' la anl ou Cape Girardeau. Mo . July 2T The ctaeker ft m'The'V,??.)- '"a n Che.!srdownk.t nam. The Ferd Hero d up at 4::o a. m. wl'h ndrs?n '" JUJr;;-"""r 7.5; falling. clo.tdy tvw mc. 01 wheat. The Fulton and f!ee rf -. barges down at 6 p. m. River stands 11 fet and falling. Weather clear. at0." " "? II!" -Lu'y --Slacker Lee IDTn , A.S- m" """"'r n at 4.30 a. m. can" Girardeau up at I0.-M a. m. II. G. Wright and Fulton down at 11 . m. rioter ip at 2 Dm cioSdy.rCad " f"t: faU:nK' Esther Ptiy Vlcksburg. JII-S.. JUle T The e-nuee .rf, 2-1 3. a fall'of .2. The: rBeVl7of tR BenS Is 1 Jh rdlll cleared. The American ?aVl ?lea" "nor- The Elk arrived. vStSr Warunr Til T..I. - r . . V n&&&&?. , iU'r.ur?'.July 3T.-Rii-er 3.5 feet; staUonsey at Davis island dam. Clear and warm. Wheeling. July j;.R,,r 4.1. (1itn? rinatry KnshT1- ?7: ""''Smith. Farksrsbn) i'X7,,baureP,,lr,e8t0n: Lp: Bls Kana,a: Cincinnati. July 27. River 7.3; falllnz. Thtce departure.. Clfar and warm. "'""- ' "cudya-nfciol? fa": "" 0W locks- lw WEDDINGS. JIERKET MTERS. siY'IRln,'J,l1.: J,iy -7.-Professor Harvey A. Merkey and Miss Mvrtle Mjer of Astoria. III! were married here tlili evening by the Rever end J. W. Carpenter at his tome. MOONEV PADGETT. Paducah. Ky.. July 27.-Mr. E. B. Jloorley and Mis Laura Padjtrtt of this city and Mr. J B smith and Mlsa Nannie E. Denton, both of the county, were married to-day. MANLEY-GUTHKIE. Ramsej-, in.. July 27. Mr. Edward Manliy and Miss Nettie Guthrie, both of. Carson, were married jesterdaj-. I'Alili tiUUAl. T Holden. JIo . Julj- 27. Mr. John F. Page ami Mis Mary Ellen Stout-Hunday were married here last night, Julgc J. W. Greenwood of ficiating, f TOOL-JONES. , Marsltall, Mo. July 27. Mr. William Ptd and Mis Nellie Jones, both of Grand Pass, were married here to-daj. BHICE-AVERT. Marshall. Mo. July 27. Mr. J. J. Brlce. 73 J ears old. and Mrs. Sarah Avery. 70 jears old, ttoth of thte cltj, were married here last night. BROOKS WAINWRICHT. West Tlalns. JIo . July 27. Mr. Websljer Brv-oks, Recorder of Howell County, was mar ried to-dy to Miss Wendollae Walnw-rlght tif ealem. Ark. ' V HOOVER-JOHNSON. West rialns 3Io.. July 27 Professor Herbert Lee L. Hoover of Springfield and Mis Maude. Johrvon were marrlM at the home of tne bride' mother In this city ttelay br the Rev erend Sir. Pease. They are spending their honeymoon at I3e World's Fair and will live in Springfield. t, BRITTON-BEELER. i Houston. Mo, July 27. Mr. A. J. Britton Of Houstonand Mis Fannie Beeiler of Cabool were mirrlea at the home of the bride to-day. Mr. Britton J the former buslnes manager and as sociate editor of the Houston Democrat, and -t&a bride is the daughter of a prominent farmer. SCHOONOVER-ACKAMETER. Sweet Snrlne. 'Mo-, July 27. The Revereril EJ-iund Wllkee of California. Mo . this after noon married Miss J. Irene Ackameyer of Hwisfc Springs. Mo. to Mr. G. A. Schoonoverof PbB lluebura. Mcnt. J S I. C. Stockholders' Meeting;. V Public notlce.Isjdven of the regular arir nual meeting of the stockholders of- the Illinois Central at the-offlces of the coni pany In Chicago Wednesday, October jj. 1904. at noon, and' that the stockholders will be provided, with transportation-to and from Chicago. ? 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